The good news? The A’s can do no worse than a series split based on the results of today’s game.
The great news? They could also seal up the first series win of the year.
After a stellar performance on all fronts last night, the series momentum is certainly in the A’s’ favor.
In his last start, Daniel Mengden went 5.2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits — but also struck out a solid 5. He indisputably has the best mustache in baseball, so the only question that remains is whether his first start struggles were just that, or if we have a larger problem on our hands.
First pitch is at 12:35! Note that the game is being live-streamed on Twitter in addition to the usual sources.
|TEXAS RANGERS||OAKLAND A'S|
|Shin-Soo Choo - DH||Marcus Semien - SS|
|Joey Gallo - 1B||Chad Pinder - LF|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Jed Lowrie - 2B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Khris Davis - DH|
|Nomar Mazara - RF||Matt Olson - 1B|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Matt Chapman - 3B|
|Ryan Rua - LF||Jonathan Lucroy - C|
|Drew Robinson - CF||Stephen Piscotty - RF|
|Juan Centeno - C||Jake Smolinski - CF|
|Martin Perez - LHP||Daniel Mengden - RHP|