This is a Fox game of the week, which may be exciting for some. The good news is there are no more Fox blackouts on MLB.tv any more. The bad news is that you will have to watch the Orioles lineup against Sonny Gray while watching the Athletics lineup against Kevin Gausman.
Today is one of those days where what is there really to say? Last night's game sucked, was the kind of bad game to make you wonder how they will ever win again. Sometimes they are just bad and sometimes they are stupid. When they are both at once, it's hard to win. You know this, I know this, even they know this. But that's not enough to stop them from being bad or stupid.
It's Manny Machado bobblehead giveaway today, which is fitting in the sense that he could be the central figure in some shenanigans. After blowing up yesterday over nothing, the Athletics may have been offended, especially after Wei-Yin Chen's unfortunate, obviously unintentional (except apparently not to the A's) grazing Josh Donaldson with a pitch. Well, nobody get hurt, please and thanks.
|OAKLAND A'S||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Coco Crisp - CF||Nick Markakis - DH|
|John Jaso - DH||Manny Machado - 3B|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Brandon Moss - RF||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||Nelson Cruz - RF|
|Jed Lowrie - SS||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Stephen Vogt - C||David Lough - LF|
|A. Callaspo - 1B||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Ryan Flaherty - 2B|
|Sonny Gray - RHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|