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Game Thread #146: A's at Royals

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The A's look to complete a 4 game sweep of the defending champ Royals and drive a nail even further into the coffin of their 2016 season.

Love the stache bro.
Love the stache bro.
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It is September and the A's are out of the picture for contention. But that doesn't mean we can't have any fun. Sweeping the defending champ Royals and tapping out their season would equate to fun. The first three games of this four game set have been fun.

With a collective score of 29-7 in the three contests, the A's youth-infused squad has taken the Royals out of the realistic playoff picture. Yesterday, Sean Manaea dealt, the A's batters hit and the Royals looked like they gave up. The final run scored by Khris Davis to make it 8-0 was defended by a team that looked like they had thrown their collective hands up in quit. George Brett was likely very upset.

So, today, another rookie takes the hill for the A's. Daniel Mengden looks to right things in the final weeks of what has been a great season for him in terms of jumping up levels (started in AA), but which has seen some pummeling in the majors as-of-late. Mengden will look to lower a 6.71 big league ERA and improve upon a 1-7 record. We believe in our mustachioed hurler!

Here are the lineups for this evening's quest for a jumbo sweep:

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Joe Wendle - 2B Jarrod Dyson - CF
Danny Valencia - RF Whit Merrifield - 2B
Stephen Vogt - C Eric Hosmer - 1B
Khris Davis - LF Kendrys Morales - DH
Yonder Alonso - DH Salvador Perez - C
Ryon Healy - 3B Alex Gordon - LF
Marcus Semien - SS Alcides Escobar - SS
Matt Olson - 1B Christian Colon - 3B
Jake Smolinski - CF Billy Burns - RF
Daniel Mengden - RHP Edinson Volquez - RHP
See you in the comments and Go A's!

Poll

A's youngsters sweeping the Royals and ending their playoff hopes would feel like?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Cake on your birthday
    (18 votes)
  • 42%
    Running nude on a white sandy beach
    (43 votes)
  • 35%
    A morning sunrise in the bahamas
    (36 votes)
  • 3%
    Bad, I am a closet Royals fan
    (4 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now