The A’s Cactus Opener

An amendment to the A’s lineup that I forgot to note in the last post. Left fielder Emil Brown was scratched with the same flu that felled Jack Cust. Bobby Crosby wound up as the cleanup hitter, and Ryan Sweeney replaced Brown. As we mentioned in the earlier post, Sweeney departed after a minor collision with Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder.

So yes, the A’s have already had four names listed in left field today. Seems as if they’re picking up right where they left off in 2007.