The A's look to wrap their first road trip on a winning note before heading back to the friendly confines of the Oakland Coliseum. As WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE as things have been recently, the A's have a chance to finish the trip with at 6-4 against 3 good teams, and climb above the .500 mark before heading home to face the Astros.
Jesse Chavez gets the call for the A's with Jesse Hahn out with a blister. A good day for Chavez could mean a long flight to Nashville for Kendall Graveman. Nick Tropeano makes his first start for the Angels after being sent over from Houston in the Hank Conger deal. A quick two minutes on Fangraphs tells me that Tropeano wasn't a highly touted prospect, but has made his way to the bigs on the strength of solid control and a deadly change. Did I mention he plays for the Angels? I hate him already.
|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||David Freese - 3B|
|Ike Davis - 1B||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Brett Lawrie - 3B||C.J. Cron - DH|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Drew Butera - C|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Johnny Giavotella - 2B|
|Jesse Chavez - RHP||Nick Tropeano - RHP|
First pitch is at 4:05pm (PST) because Angels. First bitch (by Scoscia to the umpire about a totally fair call) is at 4:06pm (PST)