The surprising A's take on the surprising O's in an early season matchup of Davids. The A's send out Dana Eveland who is sporting a 3-2 record and a 3.67 ERA to take on Garrett Olson who has a 1-0 record and a 2.70 ERA. Olson will only be making his second start this year but he pitched really well in his opening start and pitched well in Triple-A all of last year.
Eveland is coming off his worst outing of the year last time out against the Angels, giving up six earned runs. Up until that point, he'd been pretty damned impressive.
Olson is a left-handed pitcher, so we're seeing the A's super funky nasty righty lineup:
Cust's hot streak lands him in the super funky nasty righty lineup. It takes a special and funkalicious dude to make it into that lineup batting from the left-hand side.
The O's send out the following lineup, sans Miguel Tejada who is now in Houston:
Old friends Ramon "Walk-Off Bunt" Hernandez and Jay Payton come back to the Coliseum. I still have fond memories of Ramon and probably always will.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!