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Game Thread #57: A’s at Mariners

Snap the skid!

Los Angeles Angels v Oakland Athletics Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The Oakland A’s are on a three-game losing streak, all against AL West division rivals, so let’s just go right ahead and snap that on Tuesday if possible.

The challenger is the Seattle Mariners, and the A’s will put their ace Chris Bassitt on the mound hoping to play stopper. The right-hander tossed a two-hit shutout in his last start, against the Los Angeles Angels, and he’s been good just about every time out this year.

The Mariners also turn to their best rotation arm in Marco Gonzales, although the lefty is off to a shaky start this season with a 5.40 ERA and matching FIP in five appearances. In particular his walks and homers have gone up, which is exciting news for an Oakland lineup that isn’t getting on base enough lately and hasn’t homered in the last five games. Gonzales hasn’t pitched since late-April due to a strained forearm, so this will be his first action in over a month.

Seattle will be without a big name in their lineup, as CF Kyle Lewis went on the injured list today with a torn meniscus in his right knee. He exited the game early on Monday against the A’s.

A’s lineup (away)

  1. CF Mark Canha (R)
  2. LF Chad Pinder (R)
  3. DH Jed Lowrie (S)
  4. 1B Matt Olson (L)
  5. C Sean Murphy (R)
  6. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  7. RF Stephen Piscotty (R)
  8. SS Elvis Andrus (R)
  9. 2B Tony Kemp (L)
  • RHP Chris Bassitt

Pinder bats second against the lefty pitcher.

Mariners lineup (home)

  1. SS J.P. Crawford (L)
  2. DH Mitch Haniger (R)
  3. 3B Kyle Seager (L)
  4. 1B Ty France (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. CF Jarred Kelenic (L)
  7. LF Taylor Trammell (L)
  8. C Tom Murphy (R)
  9. 2B Donovan Walton (L)
  • LHP Marco Gonzales

Let’s Go Oakland!

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