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GameThread: Athletics (38-40) @ Orioles (23-53), 7:05

Let's hope we don't see this too early tonight.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Let's hope we don't see this too early tonight. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Old man battle! Thirty-five year old Kevin Millwood vs thirty-one year old Ben Sheets. Damn, I thought Ben Sheets was older. I'm not sure how comfortable I am declaring old man battle when one half of said battle only seven months older than me. Doesn't it just seem like he's been around a million years? Whatever, he's old compared to the rest of the guys in the A's rotation.

Neither of these teams can really hit and neither of these pitchers has been all that fantastic of late. Bad hitters! Mediocre pitchers! WHO WILL OWN IT?

2010 - Ben Sheets 3-7 5.01 1.46 70 37

2010 - Kevin Millwood 2-8 5.22 1.51 81 31


Oakland Athletics @ Baltimore Orioles

06/30/10 7:05 PM EDT

Oakland Athletics Baltimore Orioles
Coco Crisp - CF Corey Patterson - LF
Daric Barton - 1B Miguel Tejada - 3B
Conor Jackson - LF Nick Markakis - RF
Kurt Suzuki - C Ty Wigginton - 1B
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B Luke Scott - DH
Ryan Sweeney - RF Adam Jones - CF
Mark Ellis - 2B Matt Wieters - C
Gabe Gross - DH Scott Moore - 2B
Cliff Pennington - SS Cesar Izturis - SS

I went over to to get the lineups from Roch and also found this little tidbit:

Though a final decision hasn't been made, it's becoming more likely that Felix Pie will join the Orioles on the second leg of their road trip in Detroit.

There's still a chance that Pie will be activated Friday, when the Orioles begin a three-game series in Boston, but team officials want him to receive more starts in left field on his injury rehab assignment before removing him from the disabled list.

Pie will be re-evaluated after tonight's game at Double-A Bowie. He went 4-for-5 with a double last night, beating out two infield hits.

I know that it's important that Felix be healthy before they bring him back, but haven't I been tortured enough?

Also, did y'all see that the Red Sox picked up Eric Patterson? Do you think he called up Corey all, "Ha Ha!"