Good afternoon and Happy Friday! After an outrageously fun weekend that saw the A’s thoroughly dominate the Houston Astros in a four-game sweep, the A’s faltered a bit in their trip to Boston this week, losing three out of four to the AL East-leading Red Sox.
They are hoping their fortunes change with the arrival in Philadelphia, and not just because the Phillies are in dead last; with a considerably worse record than the A’s.
Daniel Mengden, who was a key part of last weekend’s sweep, will be on the mound, looking for his second win in a row. He’d also like the A’s to score another 11 runs to help him out, and since he’ll be batting, maybe he’ll even help himself.
Here are your lineups:
|OAKLAND A'S||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES|
|Matt Joyce - LF||Cesar Hernandez - 2B|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Odubel Herrera - CF|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Aaron Altherr - LF|
|Matt Olson - 1B||Rhys Hoskins - 1B|
|Ryon Healy - 3B||Nick Williams - RF|
|Bruce Maxwell - C||Maikel Franco - 3B|
|Chad Pinder - RF||Andrew Knapp - C|
|Boog Powell - CF||J.P. Crawford - SS|
|Daniel Mengden - RHP||Mark Leiter - RHP|
LET’S GO OAK-LAND