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8/19: Open Game Thread

RHP Aaron Harang Vs RHP Jarrod Parker

Happy Aaron Harang is happy
Happy Aaron Harang is happy
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The Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers -- in Arlington -- two out of three games, with the one loss coming while Felix Hernandez was on the mound. Baseball is so incredibly weird sometimes. So, hey, why can't they beat the Oakland Athletics in this series?

Michael Morse is out of the lineup with a banged up wrist, but acting manager Robbie Thompson says it isn't serious. This just continues to be a bummer, but let's be fair: It's not like the Mariners could see regression or injury issues coming from this player.

In happier news, Thompson also adds that Eric Wedge will be back with the team on Friday, though he adds that the extent of his duties have yet to be determined. It'll be nice to see the skipper healthy and back in the dugout. While I've not always been a fan of his in game strategy, I've always had an appreciation for how Wedge hasn't lost the clubhouse. Having the veterans he has helps, but it's easy to see bad teams crumble into a state of unhappiness.

Seattle Mariners
1. Brad Miller (L) SS

2. Nick Franklin (S) 2B

3. Kyle Seager (L) 3B

4. Kendrys Morales (S) DH

5. Raul Ibanez (L) LF

6. Justin Smoak (S) 1B

7. Michael Saunders (L) RF

8. Dustin Ackley (L) CF

9. Humberto Quintero (R) C

RHP Aaron Harang

Oakland Athletics
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF

2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS

3. Josh Reddick (L) RF

4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF

5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B

6. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B

7. Alberto Callaspo (S) DH

8. Stephen Vogt (L) C

9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B

RHP Jarrod Parker