Pregame update for A’s-Mariners season opener

*****Updated w/Mariners’ lineup:

Ichiro RF
Figgins 2B
Kotchman 1B
Bradley LF
Griffey Jr. DH
Lopez 3B
Gutierrez CF
Johnson C
Wilson SS

Hernandez RHP


All was very quiet in the A’s clubhouse leading up to batting practice. If the intensity gets cranked up because it’s Opening Night, that won’t happen until closer to first pitch, I suppose. Tonight’s batting order was about how I thought it would look — very similar to Saturday’s, with Travis Buck swapped in at the No. 8 spot for Jack Cust. Here ya go …

Davis CF
Barton 1B
Sweeney RF
Kouzmanoff 3B
Suzuki C
Chavez DH
Ellis 2B
Buck LF
Pennington SS

Sheets RHP

–Seattle’s lineup hasn’t been posted yet in the press box, so I’ll tack it on to this post when I see it …

Joe Stiglich

  • 94577Z06

    The As are slipping big time. No jet flyover and the mph wasn’t working this evening. Why did sheets have 90 pitches in the 5th. This is eerily reminescent of holliday coming over and us not getting crap for him in the way of a trade.