Oakland starts eight right-handed hitters…platooning with two rookies

Here’s who Hyun-jin Ryu will face.

The Oakland Athletics have announced their starting lineup for their home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 7 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

Against Hyun-jin Ryu, the Athletics announced the following lineup: Zack Geloff (second base), Brent Rooker (left field), Ryan Noda (right field), Jordan Diaz (designated hitter), Carlos Perez (catcher), Kevin Smith (third base), Jonah Bride (first base), Nick Allen (shortstop), and Esteury Ruiz (center field).

There are a lot of changes in the lineup from the previous day’s game. It was a different lineup than the one that faced right-hander Chris Bassitt the day before.

Left-handed hitters Tony Kemp, Tyler Soderstrom, Seth Brown, and catcher Shae Langelius are out, while right-handers Rooker, Smith, Bride, and another catcher, Perez, are in.

It was the third leadoff start of the season for Geloff, who was named Rookie of the Month last month. He will bat first for the second straight day after playing the previous game.

Rooker, Oakland’s only All-Star this season, will bat second for the first time since June 14 at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Only Rooker has faced Ryu before.

Oakland batters are batting .234 with a .303 on-base percentage and .373 slugging percentage against the left-hander this season. Their 0.676 OPS is the second-worst in the American League behind the Cleveland Indians (0.653).

They are 16-25 when facing left-handed starters. They are 4-1 in their last five games against left-handed starters.카지노사이트

Meanwhile, Oakland announced a major roster move ahead of the game. They called up right-hander Devin Sweet, added left-hander Easton Lucas to the major league roster, and activated right-hander Mason Miller from the 60-day disabled list.

Left-hander Sam Long and right-hander Zach Neal, who pitched the day before, were sent down to Triple-A and right-hander Spencer Patton was designated for assignment.

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