Gaudin is making his second start of the season against the Angels. He was good on April 5 in Anaheim, lasting five innings and allowing just two runs.
"I just pitched to the game plan against them, and it worked," Gaudin said of facing the Angels for the first time.
In his next start, against the White Sox, Gaudin gave up just one run in 5 2/3 innings, showing that he is getting stronger with more starts.
"It's been good," Gaudin said of finding a place in the rotation. "I'm getting the chance to start and keep the team in the ballgame."
Gaudin will once again be opposed by Joe Saunders, whom he faced on April 5. Saunders was able to keep his team in the game in that start, giving up three runs in 5 2/3, but he did not factor into the decision.
Saunders will be facing the A's for the third time in his career. He is 1-0 with a 6.28 ERA lifetime against Oakland.
OAK: RHP Chad Gaudin (0-0, 2.53 ERA)
Gaudin is making his 13th career start, the third this season. In his career, he is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA against the Angels.
LAA: LHP Joe Saunders (1-0, 2.92 ERA)
The A's had nine hits and drew three walks against Saunders on April 5 against Saunders, but the lefty was able to escape with just three runs allowed in 5 2/3 innings.
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Nick Swisher has two hits, including a home run, in five career at-bats against Saunders. He has driven in three runs off the 25-year-old and has also drawn a pair of walks.
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Wednesday: Angels (RHP John Lackey, 2-1, 2.04) at A's (RHP Dan Haren, 0-2, 2.00), 12:35 p.m. PT
Friday: A's (RHP Joe Blanton, 1-0, 4.00) at Rangers (TBD), 5:05 p.m. PT