The A's, as desperate for a win in April as you can be (or maybe that's just me), head to Anaheim, or Los Angeles, or something, to take on the Angels. On the hill for the A's is young Kendall Graveman, in search of his command and a series opening victory against one of our heated rivals. For the Angels, Matt Shoemaker gets the nod. Shoemaker is a pretty great story, managing to go from undrafted to playoff starting pitcher in just 7 years. Matt Shoemaker looks like one of Brian Wilson's cronies in high school, too cool to go to the school dance and instead drinking beers while they skip rocks down by the lake.
|OAKLAND A'S||LOS ANGELES ANGELS|
|Sam Fuld - CF||Kole Calhoun - RF|
|Mark Canha - LF||Mike Trout - CF|
|Stephen Vogt - C||Albert Pujols - 1B|
|Billy Butler - DH||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Ike Davis - 1B||David Freese - 3B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Brett Lawrie - 3B||C.J. Cron - DH|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Chris Iannetta - C|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Johnny Giavotella - 2B|
|Kendall Graveman - RHP||Matt Shoemaker - RHP|
Oh, and I heard something happened in Kansas City this weekend. I for one, am ready to move on to yet another hated team.
First pitch is at 7:05 PM, Go A's!