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Game Thread #9: A’s at Angels

Daniel Gossett and the A’s will try again against the Angels

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Friday and welcome to baseballgirl’s inaugural 2018 Friday Night Game Thread! I was at the game live last Friday (excellent game, even in a loss, which you can’t say very often) so I’m opening the season tonight as the A’s try a big ol’ re-do against the Angels. Losing 3 out of 4 to start the season, especially winnable games, was a tough blow, so the A’s look to seek some revenge against the Angels in this series.

Really, the A’s have just missed a few wins; they should have won the Texas series, but maybe between now and the end of this series, they can learn how to score a runner from third with less than two outs. Just saying’.

Tonight’s starting pitcher is Daniel Gossett, who was roughed up a bit in his debut (also against the Angels) and he’s also looking for a rebound series.

Here are your lineups:

Today's Lineups

Matt Joyce - LF Zack Cozart - 2B
Marcus Semien - SS Mike Trout - CF
Jed Lowrie - 2B Justin Upton - LF
Khris Davis - DH Albert Pujols - 1B
Matt Olson - 1B Kole Calhoun - RF
Matt Chapman - 3B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Jonathan Lucroy - C Luis Valbuena - 3B
Stephen Piscotty - RF Shohei Ohtani - DH
Boog Powell - CF Martin Maldonado - C
Daniel Gossett - RHP Parker Bridwell - RHP