Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Game 2: Graveman Deserving of Run Support


Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Live Stream, TV and Radio Info, Pitching Matchup and Lineups

The Oakland Athletics took the first game of the three game series in the Bronx on Tuesday, as Mark Canha delivered with a clutch RBI hit in the 11th inning.

New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda went six innings, allowing seven hits and a walk en route to two runs, while striking out seven. Johnny Barbato was handed the loss, after pitching two innings of relief work to end the game. Meanwhile, A’s starter Eric Surkamp lasted 5.2 innings, struck out three, and gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks.  Fernando Rodriguez was credited with the win, and Ryan Madson picked up his fifth save of the season.

Wednesday night, Kendall Graveman will face off against right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who is in his second season with the Yankees after previously pitching for the Dodgers and Marlins.

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday night’s matchup:

Date: April 20, 2016 (Game 15)
First Pitch: 4:05 pm PT
Location: Bronx, NY
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Pitchers: RHP Kendall Graveman (0-1, 2.38 ERA) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (0-1, 6.94 ERA)

New York Yankees Radio Info: 660 AM, 101.9 FM (WFAN); 1280 AM (WADO)
Oakland Athletics Radio Info: 95.7 FM (KGMZ); 1010 AM – (KIQI)
TV Info: YES (Yankees); CSNCA (Athletics)
Live Stream: MLB.tv

Today’s Oakland Athletics Lineup vs. New York Yankees:

Preview: Both Graveman and Eovaldi are looking for their first win of the season, although Graveman has pitched considerably better than his New York opponent. Eovaldi has made two starts, for a total of 11.2 innings. In that time, he’s allowed nine earned runs, including four homers. He’s also allowed 13 hits and a pair of walks, despite striking out 15 batters.

The A’s lineup has plenty of power, so it will be interesting to see if they can take advantage of Eovaldi’s inability to keep the ball in the park.

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Meanwhile, Graveman is also making his third start of the season, having pitched 11.1 innings in his first two outings. He’s struck out seven, walked three, and allowed seven hits. He’s also limited the damage to just three earned runs across two starts, but somehow, he’s still showing a zero in the win column.

Will his teammates finally help him get the “W” he deserves? Be sure to tune in and find out!