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:
|OAKLAND A'S||LOS ANGELES ANGELS|
|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|
LET’S GO OAK-LAND!