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Game Thread #32: Athletics Versus Angels

Will it be walk-off #3 in a row? The Angels would have to give us their halos if so.

Celebrate good times, c'mon!
Celebrate good times, c'mon!
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What a GREAT Monday! Saturday and Sunday made being an A's fan super fun! Although there were nail-biting, heart palpitating moments, what a fantastic weekend. Time to keep the momentum going. And that is just what Kendall Graveman will be doing when he mounts the hill for tonight's 7:05 start at the Coliseum. A tough previous outing against Minnesota, Graveman is out for redemption no doubt.

Graveman and his sneaky sinker will be looking to add to his 2-2 record as he takes on Ricky Nalasco, also 2-2 and a 4.68 ERA for the season. A right hander Nolasco relies on his comfort pitch, the slider, and has faced the A's twice this season (1-1 with a 3.18 era). Here are the Baseball Savant zone charts for Nolasco:

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Baseballsavant charts

A's bats haven't had time to cool off from the weekend so let's hope for early inning rallies to build back Graveman's confidence.

Go A's!

Today's Lineups

Yunel Escobar - 3B Matt Joyce - RF
Kole Calhoun - RF Jed Lowrie - 2B
Albert Pujols - DH Khris Davis - LF
Luis Valbuena - 1B Yonder Alonso - 1B
Andrelton Simmons - SS Ryon Healy - DH
Cameron Maybin - CF Stephen Vogt - C
Ben Revere - LF Trevor Plouffe - 3B
Cliff Pennington - 2B Jaff Decker - CF
Martin Maldonado - C Adam Rosales - SS
Ricky Nolasco - RHP Kendall Graveman - RHP