By Joe Stiglich
Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 5:11 pm in 2009 regular season.
So when’s the last time we saw eight right-handed hitters in an A’s lineup? That’s what we have today with the Angels throwing left-hander Joe Saunders. No Jason Giambi, no Jack Cust and no Ryan Sweeney starting tonight. Nomar Garciaparra is at DH, not first base like Bob Geren had been saying. Bobby Crosby gets the start there. “I like (Crosby’s) defense out there, and I like both of their bats in the lineup,” Geren said.
It’s another pretty warm day at the Coliseum. So we’ll see how the ball flies. For as warm as it was last night, I thought the ball might carry a little better than it did …
The rest of the lineups:
Matthews Jr. CF