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ALDS Game 4 Thread. October 8, 2020, 2:35 CDT. A’s @ Astros

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The Astros blew a big chance to advance yesterday. But they can close it out today behind...Zack Greinke.

Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros - Game Four Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

It had to happen eventually. It happens to the best of bullpens eventually. (See 2020 ALDS Games 1 and 2) Yes, the Astros bullpen melted down, coughing up a three run lead on the way to a 9-7 loss to the A’s.

Still the Astros have two more chances to advance to the ALCS. Today, they are putting it all on the line, going with the “sore-armed,” but medically cleared ace, Zack Greinke, with A-listers Cristian Javier, Enoli Paredes and Ryan Pressly relatively well-rested to close it out.

The A’s bring Frankie Montas to the mound, who is 3-5 for the year, with a 5.60 ERA.

Today is the day guys and gals.

Here is the lineup.

Media Access

Game 4: Thursday, September 9th @ 2:35 pm CDT

Listen: Athletics - Bloomberg 960 AM, A’s Cast, ESPN Radio / Astros - ESPN Radio, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM

Watch: TBS, TBS-INT