First of all, on a personal note, I want to apologize for the lack of content from myself in particular. If you don’t know, I have been moving and planning a wedding which is why I have been missing this month. However, things should get back to normal around here shortly (at least until the wedding in August) and I have a great team around me.
Oakland has been one of the best teams in the league over the last month or so. They have gained 2 games on the Rangers since the teams last met and are over .500 on the season.
Colby Lewis will be activated from the disabled list for Wednesday’s start.
Series at a Glance
Texas Record: 54-35 (1st AL West)
Oakland Record: 46-43 (3rd AL West, 8 GB)
Season Series: 5-5
Record at Oakland: 1-3
April 13, 1966: The Washington Senators purchased Diego Segui from the Kansas City Athletics.
June 9, 1967: The Kansas City Athletics purchased Ken Harrelson from the Washington Senators.
To recap: Nothing changed over the 14 months. Nothing. Everybody ended up on their original team and no other players were involved. Gotta love the Reserve Clause.
Projected Athletics Lineup
1 CF Coco Crisp (S)
2 2B Jemile Weeks (S)
3 RF Josh Reddick (S)
4 LF Yoenis Cespedes
5 DH Seth Smith (L) vs RHP
6 1B Brandon Moss (L) vs RHP
7 3B Brandon Inge
8 C Kurt Suzuki
9 SS Cliff Pennington (B) vs RHP
For more information on the Athletics see FanSided’s Athletics page, Swingin’ A’s.