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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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.
|LOS ANGELES ANGELS||OAKLAND A'S|
|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|