By Joe Stiglich
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 12:27 pm in Uncategorized.
The lineups as the A’s try to avoid a sweep against the Rangers …
A’s — Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui DH, Willingham LF, DeJesus RF, Pennington SS, Allen 1B, Suzuki C, Sogard 3B; Cahill RHP.
Rangers — Kinsler 2B, Andrus SS, Hamilton LF, Young 1B, Beltre 3B, Murphy RF, Cruz DH, Torrealba C, Gentry CF; Lewis RHP.
A’s manager Bob Melvin was asked an interesting question about Jemile Weeks, who enters today hitting .297. If Weeks was teetering at .300 on the season’s final day, would Melvin consider sitting the rookie to preserve that batting average? “That’s a good question,” Melvin said. “I think he’d fight me on it, to tell you the truth. He likes to play.”
With the A’s 17 games under .500, such individual milestones are more interesting to ponder than what’s going on from a team perspective, that’s for sure …