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Game Thread #146: A’s at Red Sox

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In which the A’s try to take the series.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox
Matt Olson is the best.
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Get ready for another installment of Breakfast Baseball, featuring eggs with a side of series-on-the-line.

If you haven’t heard, Matt Olson is better than Giancarlo Stanton. You read that right.

This isn’t even *that* hot of a take at this point:

Daniel Gossett will take the mound for the A’s against our old friend Drew Pomeranz, who has actually been able to establish himself as a legit threat of a starting pitcher this year. He’s 15-5 with a 3.35 ERA. Cool.

Gossett is coming off one of the better starts of his career, in which he went six innings against the Astros, striking out seven and only allowing one run. Also cool.

Renato Nuñez will see some playing time today, with Matt Joyce getting a day off.

Khris Davis will be out of the lineup for a few days:

Congrats, KD!

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S BOSTON RED SOX
Marcus Semien - SS Xander Bogaerts - SS
Chad Pinder - RF Dustin Pedroia - DH
Jed Lowrie - 2B Andrew Benintendi - LF
Ryon Healy - DH Mookie Betts - RF
Matt Olson - 1B Mitch Moreland - 1B
Matt Chapman - 3B Christian Vazquez - C
Renato Nunez - LF Rafael Devers - 3B
Mark Canha - CF Brock Holt - 2B
Josh Phegley - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Daniel Gossett - RHP Drew Pomeranz - LHP

First pitch is at 10:35 a.m.