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Series preview: A’s welcome defending champion Braves to town

The A’s host Matt Olson and the Braves this week.

Colorado Rockies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Atlanta Braves vs. Oakland Athletics, September 6-7, 2022

Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: A’s Cast/A’s Radio Network

Braves SB Nation Site:

Matt Olson returns to Oakland for the first time since this offseason’s trade.

Here’s a look at what we can expect during this week’s series:

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. PST

Kyle Wright vs. Cole Irvin

Wednesday, 12:37 p.m. PST

Spencer Strider vs. Ken Waldichuk

Projected Lineups


  1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) DH
  2. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
  3. Austin Riley (R) 3B
  4. Matt Olson (L) 1B
  5. William Contreras (R) C
  6. Michael Harris II (L) CF
  7. Vaughn Grissom (R) 2B
  8. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF
  9. Eddie Rosario (L) RF


  1. Tony Kemp (L) 2B
  2. Vimael Machin (L) 3B
  3. Sean Murphy (R) DH
  4. Stephen Vogt (L) 1B
  5. Shea Langeliers (R) C
  6. Seth Brown (L) RF
  7. Cody Thomas (L) LF
  8. Sheldon Neuse (R) SS
  9. Cal Stevenson (L) CF