You. Guys. It’s the last Friday night game thread of the regular season. And I have to believe—and maybe this 2018 Oakland Athletics has made me believe—that there will be another A’s game next Friday night; in Boston, where the A’s look to open Game 1 of the ALDS. Here’s to hoping, everyone!
The A’s have clinched the second Wild Card, in a season full of delightful surprises, in a world in which whimsy and magic are all too hard to come by. Let’s enjoy these games in Anaheim as the A’s prep for their winner-take-all game on Wednesday.
Tonight’s starter (curious, for sure) is Lou Trivino; perhaps your Wild Card starter? Let’s see.
I’ll be back to recap tonight’s game.
Here are the lineups:
|Nick Martini - LF||Kole Calhoun - RF|
|Matt Chapman - 3B||Jose Miguel Fernandez - 1B|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Mike Trout - CF|
|Khris Davis - DH||Shohei Ohtani - DH|
|Matt Olson - 1B||Justin Upton - LF|
|Stephen Piscotty - RF||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Ramon Laureano - CF||Francisco Arcia - C|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Taylor Ward - 3B|
|Jonathan Lucroy - C||Kaleb Cowart - 2B|
LET’S GO OAK-LAND!