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Game Thread 7. April 8, 2021, 7:10 CDT. A’s @ Astros

It’s the home opener.

MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The 5-1 Astros play the 1-6 A’s in the first game in front of fans at Minute Maid Park since 2019. If the Astros can sweep the A’s in this three game series, have they already knocked them out of playoff contention for good 10 games into the season?

Let’s hope.

Cristian Javier gets his second start of the season against Cole Irvin who has an 8.31 ERA in 4.1 innings pitched this year.

Standard Stros lineup. Brantley’s back in. Jason Castro is catching.

For more info catch ckuno’s excellent analysis HERE.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Thursday, April 8th @ 7:10 pm CDT

Listen: Athletics - Bloomberg 960 AM, A’s Cast / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2

Watch: Athletics - NBCSCA / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / MLB Network (out-of-market only)