A’s @ Mariners: Pregame notes

Bob Geren said last night he’d likely hand Conor Jackson and Andy LaRoche starts today against Seattle lefty Jason Vargas, but LaRoche isn’t in the lineup and Geren mentioned that, after some thought of giving Cliff Pennington a day off, he’d stick with the regulars on the left side of the infield since groundball heavy-hurler Trevor Cahill is on the mound. Geren also mentioned that he wants to keep giving Kevin Kouzmanoff consistent at-bats to help him find a groove at the plate.

Kouzmanoff isn’t the only one struggling these days. But Geren feels there are a handful of guys — he noted Matsui, Pennington and Ellis — who are showing good signs at the same time, which is exactly what this team needs. Sometimes one or two hot hitters can get the rest of the guys going.

Tonight’s lineups:

A’s: Crisp CF, Barton 1B, Jackson RF, Willingham LF, Matsui DH, Suzuki C, Ellis 2B, Kouzmanoff 3B, Pennington SS

Mariners: Suzuki RF, Figgins 3B, Kennedy 1B, Cust DH, Saunders CF, Rodriguez SS, Gimenez C, Peguero LF, Wilson 2B

1 Comment

thanks for the great blog! keep up the good work. it’s so good to see A’s doing well early in the season!

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