Happy Tuesday everyone!
The A’s have won seven of eight and are over .500 for the first time since Opening Day. These early series away from home are extra important this year, if only to show that last season’s miserable road record was an aberration. The last time Andrew Triggs was on the mound for Oakland, he failed to make it through the second inning. Here’s hoping he finds better command this evening. Triggs is facing Cole Hamels, whose perhiperals look a lot better than his traditional stats. Hamels can still be masterful on his day, but this A’s lineup seems like it will be hard on left-handed pitching all season.
Full lineups are posted below, and first pitch from Arlington is at 5:05 PM. Let’s go Oakland!
|OAKLAND A'S||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Delino DeShields Jr. - CF|
|Chad Pinder - LF||Shin-Soo Choo - DH|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Nomar Mazara - RF|
|Khris Davis - DH||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Matt Chapman - 3B||Joey Gallo - LF|
|Matt Olson - 1B||Jurickson Profar - SS|
|Mark Canha - CF||Robinson Chirinos - C|
|Stephen Piscotty - RF||Ronald Guzman - 1B|
|Jonathan Lucroy - C||Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 2B|
|Andrew Triggs - RHP||Cole Hamels - LHP|