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Can Chad Bettis beat the A's and win the series in a day game you can't watch?

If a baseball game is played in Oakland and nobody watches, does it really exist?

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies will try to win the series against the Oakland Athletics today, but you won't be able to watch because you are working.

Chad Bettis (3.56 ERA), the lone positive pitching surprise of the year, will take on Jesse Hahn (3.47) of the Athletics at 12:35 PST. It would be an exciting matchup to view; can Bettis keep going strong? Is his turnaround for real? Alas, all you can do is read the box score and the recaps online, because you're stuck in a meeting.

The lineup is missing Troy Tulowitzki, which would be annoying if you had any opportunity to actually watch the game. Daniel Descalso is replacing him at short stop. Additionally, Rafael Ynoa is getting yet another start in left field, despite the ever-accumulating evidence that he is not a good baseball player.

The Athletics have all their main guys playing, so Bettis will have his work cut out for him. As will you. Get back to it, office drone.

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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>
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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>
<th align="left">OAKLAND A'S</th>
<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Burns - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Stephen Vogt - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Zobrist - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Josh Reddick - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Wilin Rosario - DH</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Butler - DH</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ben Paulsen - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ike Davis - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nick Hundley - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brett Lawrie - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Daniel Descalso - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Sogard - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Rafael Ynoa - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Marcus Semien - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name"></td><td class="td-first td-name"></td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chad Bettis - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jesse Hahn - RHP</td></tr></tbody>
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