Former Mississippi State great is quickly becoming a stud for the Oakland Athletics. Last night, Graveman threw a 2 hit complete game shutout to help carry the Athletics to a 9-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. The outing was the first complete game shutout that Graveman has thrown in his career.
Kendall Graveman pitches his 1st complete game shutout in 9-0 win over Chicago, gives up just 2 hits, 5 K's, no walks, faces 28, 98 pitches.— Jim Ellis (@jimellismsu) August 20, 2016
One of the most impressive aspects of it all? He did it with fewer than 100 pitches. That’s not something you see everyday. In fact, he’s only the second pitcher this year to accomplish this feat.
Kendall Graveman throws his first career shutout, needs just 98 pitches, as A's beat White Sox 9-0.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 20, 2016
Kendall Graveman (@Athletics): 2nd MLB pitcher to throw a shutout this season in under 100 pitches (Jered Weaver)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 20, 2016
Graveman was the first to do this for the Oakland Athletics in over a decade. That’s a pretty long time.
Kendall Graveman has thrown Oakland’s first Maddux (< 100 pitches, 9+ IP shutout) since Rich Harden on July 14, 2005).— Athletics Nation (@athleticsnation) August 20, 2016
Needless to say, Athletics fans have to be excited about the potential that Graveman is showing. Despite having a rough start to the season and stumbling to a 2-6 record through May, Graveman has bounced back and posted a 7-2 record in June, July and August.