1 O AKLAND A THLETICS Game Information Oakland Athletics Baseball Company 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA A s PR on Alerts OAKLAND ATHLETICS (10-11) VS. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (11-12) THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 ANGEL STADIUM 7:05 P.M. PDT RHP KENDALL GRAVEMAN (2-0, 2.00) VS. RHP RICKY NOLASCO (1-2, 4.76) NBCSCA A S RADIO NETWORK (95.7 FM THE GAME) ABOUT THE A S: The A s have lost each of their last three games after winning five straight have lost the first two games of this series to snap their two series winning streak are now in series play are for the season, which marks just the second time in the last six years the A s have been under.500 after 21 games (9-12 in 2015) have been exactly.500 seven times this year dropped into a tie for second place in the American League West with the loss last night after seven consecutive days alone in second remain a season-high tying four games behind first place Houston for the second consecutive day have spent one day tied for first this year, seven days in second, five days tied for second, 10 days in third and one day tied for fourth. THE FOURTH INNING: The A s have not allowed a run in the fourth inning and opponents are batting.103 (7-for-68) Oakland is the only team in the majors that has an inning (one through nine) in which they have not allowed a run did not allow a run in the final three fourth innings last year and the streak of 24 consecutive games without a run matches the longest fourth-inning streak in Oakland history (April 21-May 18, 1968 and Aug. 6-31, 1982) the longest streak in any inning is 38 consecutive games with no runs in the seventh inning from Sept. 20, 2005-May 2, PITCHING: The A s have allowed just 16 home runs, which is the fewest in the majors also have the lowest opponents slugging percentage (.343) have the third lowest opponents batting average in the American League (.225) but have the third highest ERA (4.15) have the second most hit batters (12) and the third fewest strikeouts (153). STARTING PITCHING: A s starting pitchers are 6-4 with a 3.04 ERA (26 er in 77.0 ip) and.192 (53-for-276) opponents batting average over the last 14 games went 3-3 with a 6.19 ERA and.230 opponents average over the first seven contests are 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA (51 er in ip) for the season have the lowest opponents batting average (.205) and slugging percentage (.318) in the majors and the fewest home runs (9) have the lowest on-base percentage in the American League (.295) and are tied for the most wins (MIN, NYY) however, have hit the most batters in the majors (8) and are tied for fourth in the AL in most walks (46) Oakland has used seven different starting pitchers, which is tied for second most in the AL to Los Angeles (8) used 14 different starting pitchers last year, which was second most in the AL (Los Angeles, 15) and tied for second most in Oakland history. OFFENSE: The A s are tied for second in the American League in doubles (37), rank third in slugging (.418) and tied for third in home runs (27) and extra base hits (66) have struck out at least 11 times in each of the last three games (35 strikeouts total) and have 179 strikeouts for the season, which is fourth most in the AL are tied for the AL lead in sacrifice flies (9) and are tied for third in sacrifice hits (4) have started five different batters in the leadoff spot and they are batting a combined.173 (14-for-81) with 10 walks and a hit by pitch (1 sf,.269 on-base percentage) the batting average is second lowest in the AL and the on-base percentage is third lowest have a.213 (30-for-141) average with runners in scoring position, which is fourth lowest in the AL. DEFENSIVE DOINGS: The A s had their six-game errorless streak snapped last night when Stephen Vogt committed the A s 18th error of the season that is the most in the American League and fifth most in the majors the error led to two unearned runs and the A s now have 12 unearned runs for the season, which is second most in the AL (Tampa Bay, 14) five of the A s 18 errors have been committed by pitchers, which is the most in the majors, and five have been made by outfielders, which is the most in the AL the A s have turned 17 double plays, which is tied for third fewest in the AL. those nine games and the six losses by five or more are the most in the majors have a season run differential of -16, which is third lowest in the American League. HOME AND AWAY: The A s are 0-2 on their second road trip of the season, a nine-game trip to Los Angeles-AL (0-2), Houston (three games) and Minnesota (three games) it is one of two nine-game road trips this year (Sept ) went 3-3 on their first road trip to Texas (1-2) and Kansas City (2-1) and are 3-5 (.375) on the road went 5-4 on the last homestand against Houston (0-2), Texas (2-1) and Seattle (3-1) and are 7-6 (.538) at home have hit 19 home runs in 13 games at home compared to eight in eight games on the road. THIS AND THAT: The A s played their first extra inning game of the season Tuesday night and lost fell to 0-2 in games decided in the last at bat and are one of four teams without a last at bat win (CIN, LAD, MIN) are 9-7 in games in which they homer, 1-4 when they don t are 7-5 when outhomering the opponent and the 12 games with more homers than the opposition are the most in the American League are averaging 3 hours and 4 minutes per game, which is third fastest in the AL won their first replay review of the season last Saturday in their fourth challenge. AGAINST THE WEST: The A s are in a stretch of 15 consecutive games against American League West competition that began April 14 and ends on Sunday in fact, 22 of Oakland s first 25 games of the season (the month of April) are against divisional foes the A s have hosted all four AL West teams this month and will travel to each city except Seattle are 8-10 (.444) against the West this year last year, the A s went (.382) against AL West competition, which was the third worst mark against divisional foes in Oakland history and the worst since 1997 (11-25,.306). THE DISABLED LIST: The A s reinstated Kendall Graveman from the disabled list today and now have eight players on the DL (Axford, Bassitt, R.Davis, Gray, Mengden, Semien, Smolinski, Wendle) Bassitt, Semien and Smolinski are on the 60-day DL used the DL an Oakland record 27 times in 2016 and the players missed a combined 1810 games (67.0 games per stint), which also set an Oakland record have had at least three players on the DL every day since July 30, 2011 and have not had fewer than two players on the DL since the end of the 2006 season when they had just one. A s vs. ANGELS: The A s are 2-4 against the Angels this year have lost the first two games in Anaheim after splitting a four-game series in Oakland to start the season have lost eight of the last nine games and 21 of the last 30 at Angel Stadium the A s lost the season series last year after going 7-12 against the Angels were 3-6 in Oakland and 4-6 in Anaheim have lost each of the previous three season series and are against the Angels over the last four years since moving to Oakland in 1968, the A s are against the Angels that includes in Oakland and in Anaheim all-time, the A s are against the Angels. TODAY S TIDBITS Yonder Alonso leads American League first baseman in RBI (13) and is tied for the lead in home runs (4) his four home runs match his most ever in a month (May, 2014) Khris Davis is tied for the American League lead in home runs (7) has drawn a walk in six consecutive games (nine walks total), which marks the first time in his career he has walked in more than three straight games left-handed hitters are 0-for- 12 with eight strikeouts against Sean Doolittle Jed Lowrie has a 74- game errorless streak as a second baseman, which is the third longest such streak in Oakland history is 9-for-25 (.360) over his last six games after going 7-for-41 (.171) over his previous 12 contests. ON THE BASES: A s opponents have been successful in 20-of-24 (83.3%) stolen base attempts the stolen bases are second most in the majors (Pittsburgh, 21) and the stolen base percentage is third highest in the American League had their only catcher caught stealing of the season Saturday, which is tied for the fewest in the AL. SCORING MARGIN: The A s played just their third one-run game of the season Tuesday night, which is tied for the fewest in the majors (CIN, CWS, HOU) are 1-2 in those games and only Cincinnati has fewer onerun wins nine of the A s 21 games have been decided by five runs or more, which is tied for second most in the majors (Texas, 10) are 3-6 in PITCHING PROBABLES THIS DATE IN A S HISTORY In 1968 Jim Catfish Hunter records his first win in an Oakland uniform in the A s 6-3 victory at California he would go on to win an Oakland record 131 games which does not include 30 wins while pitching for the Kansas City A s in 1981 former Athletic Don Baylor, playing for the California Angels, hits into a triple play, the fourth in Oakland history in 2002 the A s tie a franchise record by hitting four home runs in the third inning Scott Hatteberg, Terrence Long, Carlos Pena and Frank Menechino connect for the home runs. 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2 TODAY S STARTING PITCHER: Kendall Graveman (2-0, 2.00 ERA) FOR OPENERS: Was 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 17 retroactive April 15 with a strained right shoulder was reinstated today and is scheduled to make his fourth start of the season. THIS AND THAT: Opponents are 2-for-20 (.100) with runners on base, including 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position has a.167 (8-for-48) opponents batting average the first two times through the lineup,.313 (5- for-16) after that has allowed a home run in each of his first three starts, marking the second time in his career he has allowed a home run in three straight games (June 7-18, 2015) FIRST START: He was the winning pitcher in the A s 4-2 win over Los Angeles (AL) on Opening Day April 8 in Oakland became the A s 11th different Opening Day starting pitcher in the last 12 years (Zito, Haren, Blanton, Braden, Sheets, Cahill, McCarthy, Anderson, Gray twice, Hill) is just the second of those pitchers to pick up the win (Gray, 2015) had a 1-0 lead when he allowed a two-run home run to Trout in the third inning those were the only runs he would allow in six innings of work. SECOND START: He won his second consecutive start in the A s 6-1 win at Texas April 8 no hit the Rangers over the first six innings, allowing just two base runners on an Odor walk and Lucroy reach on error in the second then retired 15 straight before Napoli homered with two outs in the bottom of the seventh that was the only run he allowed in seven innings of work. LAST START: He had a no decision in the A s 7-2 loss to Houston on April 14 in Oakland did not strike out a batter in 5.0 innings, his first career start without a strikeout the A s scored once in the second inning and he kept the Astros off the board over the first four innings, despite three hits, two walks and a hit batter then allowed a leadoff home run to Aoki in the fifth inning and left after five innings and 74 pitches with the scored tied 1-1. GRAVEMAN S 2017 STARTS Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT April 3 Los Angeles (AL) 4-2 W April 8 at Texas 6-1 W April 14 Houston GRAVEMAN vs. LOS ANGELES: Is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA (40.2 ip, 42 h, 16 r, 15 er, 9 bb, 27 so, 5 hr) in seven career starts is 1-1 with a 4.57 ERA (11 er in 21.2 ip) in four starts in Anaheim and 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 er in 19.0 ip) in three starts in Oakland was the winning pitcher in his only start this year, a 4-2 A s win in Oakland on Opening Day, April STARTS VS. LOS ANGELES DATE H/A DEC IP H R ER BB SO 4/20/15 A /13/15 A L /12/16 H /17/16 H /23/16 A W /3/16 A /3/17 H W became the A s 11th different Opening Day starting pitcher in the last 12 years is just the second of those pitchers to pick up the win (Gray, 2015) had a 1-0 lead when he allowed a two-run home run to Trout in the third inning those were the only runs he would allow in six innings of work went 1-0 with a 3.80 ERA (23.2 ip, 24 h, 10 r, 10 er, 4 bb, 11 so, 3 hr) in four starts last year the bullpen blew the save in two of those starts. GRAVEMAN S CAREER MATCHUPS VS. LOS ANGELES Player Bat AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Kole Calhoun L C.J. Cron R Yunel Escobar R Danny Espinosa S Martin Maldonado R Jefry Marte R Cameron Maybin R Cliff Pennington S Carlos Perez R Albert Pujols R Ben Revere L Andrelton Simmons R Mike Trout R Luis Valbuena L SPRING TRAINING RECAP: Went 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA in five starts this spring held the opposition to a.188 (13-for-69) batting average and walked just three batters in 19.2 innings (1.37 walks per nine innings) allowed one run or fewer in four of his five starts also started the exhibition game against Italy s World Baseball Classic team on March 8 and picked up the win (3.0 ip, 1 h, 1 bb, 3 so) pitched in a minor league game March 29. GRAVEMAN S 2017 SPRING TRAINING STARTS Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR Feb. 27 at San Francisco March 3 San Francisco 6-1 W *March 8 Italy (WBC) 7-0 W March 13 at Cincinnati 1-3 L March 18 San Diego March 24 Chicago (AL) 8-2 W Totals (5 games, 5 starts) *exhibition game (does not count in stats) 2016 RECAP: Compiled a record and a 4.11 ERA in a team-leading 31 starts in his second season with the A s went 1-6 with a 5.36 ERA over his first nine starts, 9-2 with a 3.33 ERA over his next 16 starts from May 30 to Aug. 24, and 0-3 with a 4.71 ERA over his final six starts in addition to starts, he also led the A s in wins, losses (tied), innings pitched (186.0), hits (196), runs (87), earned runs (85), home runs (22) and walks (47) all those marks are career highs as are his 108 strikeouts the 47 walks were the fewest in Athletics history by an A s team-leader, besting the previous low of 59 by Sonny Gray in AMONG THE LEADERS: Averaged 5.23 strikeouts per nine innings, which was the third lowest mark in the American League tied for second in the AL in shutouts (1), tied for fifth in complete games (2), tied for sixth in opponents reaching on an error (8), ranked seventh in fewest pitches per game (91.4) and was ninth in hits (196). SUPPORT: Averaged 4.16 runs of support per start, which was 10th lowest in the AL received two runs of support or fewer in 12 of his 31 starts and was 0-8 in those games went 10-3 in 19 starts with support of three or more is now 1-17 in 26 career starts with two runs of support or fewer, 17-3 in 29 starts with three runs of support or more left with a lead five times in 2016 only to have the bullpen blow the save. OPPONENTS BATTING: Had a.271 opponents batting average, which broke down to.270 (90-for-333) against right-handed hitters compared to.272 (106-for-390) with 35 of his 47 walks against left-handers his career splits are.269 (166-for-617) with a.739 OPS against right-handers,.269 (173-for-644) with 62 of his 90 walks and a.733 OPS against left-handers yielded a.302 average with runners on base but 14 of the 22 home runs he allowed were solo shots 26 of his 40 career home runs have come with the bases empty. DEFENSIVE DOINGS: Tied for third among AL pitchers in total chances (42), tied for seventh in assists (27) and ranked eighth in putouts (15) did not commit an error and his 42 total chances were the most in the AL and tied for second most in the majors among pitchers with no errors. HOME AND AWAY: Went 5-6 with a 3.39 ERA in 14 starts at home compared to 5-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 17 starts on the road had the ninth lowest home ERA in the AL surrendered seven home runs in 90.1 innings at home, 15 in 95.2 innings on the road. THE WEST AND THE REST: Was 3-5 with a 4.82 ERA in 15 starts against AL West competition compared to 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 16 starts against everyone else. THIS AND THAT: Compiled a 1.74 ERA in the first inning, which tied Arrieta (CHC) for second lowest in the majors (Tanaka, NYY 1.16) among pitchers with 30 or more innings using the same minimum, it was 10th lowest in Oakland history logged a 4.59 ERA from the second inning on his ground ball to fly ball ratio of 2.40 was fourth highest in the AL the A s were (.452) in his starting assignments walked one batter or fewer in 18 of his 31 starts. MORE 2016: Allowed four hits or fewer in each of his first three starts to become the third pitcher in Oakland history on an Opening Day roster to allow four hits or fewer while tossing five innings or more in each of their first three starts picked up his first win of the season and struck out a career-high eight April 20 at New York (AL) had a career-high six-game winning streak from May 30 to July 23 compiled a 3.25 ERA and.264 opponents batting average during the streak, which spanned 10 starts tossed 8.0 innings July 9 at Houston, snapping a streak of 28 consecutive starts of seven innings or fewer dating back to June 18, 2015 that was the fifth longest such streak in Oakland history fired his second career complete game in the A s 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on July 23 in Oakland finished July 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and.219 opponents batting average in five starts the wins tied for third in the AL and were his most ever in a month authored his third career complete game and his first shutout, a two-hitter in the A s 9-0 win at Chicago (AL) Aug. 19 tossed just 98 pitches, which were the fewest by an Athletic in a nine-inning complete game since Dana Eveland on May 21, 2008 against Tampa Bay (95). GRAVEMAN BY THE NUMBERS W L ERA G IP ER Career Home Road Day Night Pre-ASB Post-ASB AVG. AB H vs. LHH vs. RHH GRAVEMAN S CAREER HIGHS Low Hit CG: 2, 8/19/16 at CWS IP: 9.0 (twice), last: 8/19/16 at CWS Fewest IP, GS: 1.1, 7/26/15 at SF H: 12, 9/10/16 vs. SEA R: 8 (twice), last: 9/10/16 vs. SEA ER: 8, 9/10/16 vs. SEA BB: 4 (twice), last: 7/4/16 at MIN SO: 8, 4/20/16 at NYY HR: 4, 5/8/16 at BAL Pitches: 112 (twice), last: 9/4/16 vs. BOS Win Streak: 6, 5/30/16 to 7/23/16 Loss Streak: 6, 7/10/15 to 4/7/16 Scoreless Streak: 19.0, 6/24/15 to 7/10/15 Complete Games: 3, last: 8/19/16 at CWS Shutouts: 1, 8/19/16 at CWS TOMORROW S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER RHP Jharel Cotton (2-2, 4.76 ERA): Is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season and the ninth of his career leads American League rookies in games started (4) and innings pitched (22.2) was the winning pitcher in his last start, a 4-3 A s win over Seattle last Saturday in Oakland (6.0 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 2 so) had a no decision in his only career appearance against Houston, a start in the A s 4-2 loss in Oakland last year on Sept. 19 (6.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 6 so) went 3-0 with a 4.35 ERA and.208 opponents batting average in six starts this spring held opponents to a.208 batting average, but issued a team-leading 11 walks in 20.2 innings struck out a team-leading 21 batters made his Major League debut with Oakland last September and went 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA and.185 opponents average in five starts combined with Oklahoma City and Nashville for an 11-6 record and a 4.31 ERA in 28 games, 22 starts.
3 TEAM 1-4, 4.30 ERA (35 er in 73.1 ip) Saves/Opportunities: 5-for-8 (62.5%) The bullpen recorded a season-high seven strikeouts last night in 6.0 innings of work. On Tuesday, the A s bullpen suffered its fourth loss of the season and its first loss since April 15 against Houston. Last Thursday s win was the first of the year for an A s reliever...were the last Major League team to record a win by a reliever...are one of two AL teams with only one bullpen win (Minnesota). A s relievers have 24 walks in their last 15 games (51.1 ip) after walking just three batters in their first six games (22.0 ip)...the bullpen allowed no walks last night for the first time since April 19 against Texas. A s relievers tied a season-high with six innings pitched last night (other: April 7 at Texas)...they have pitched three or more innings in 16-of-21 games this season. Are 5-for-8 in save chances...were 3-of-3 in their last six contests before blowing a save on Tuesday...three different relievers have recorded at least one save (Casilla, 3; Doolittle, 1; Madson, 1). Have 16 holds, which are tied for the most in the AL. On Tuesday, Santiago Casilla allowed the team s first first batter home run of the season (to Mike Trout in the 10th inning)..last year, surrendered just six first batter home runs, which tied Chicago (AL) for the fewest in the majors had the second lowest first batter slugging percentage in the AL (.329) 46 RHP SANTIAGO CASILLA Last Outing: 4/25 at Los Angeles-AL (BS, 1.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 3-4 Inherited Runners/Scored: 2/1 First Hitters: 2-9 Allowed his first home run of the season Tuesday (Mike Trout)...hitters are now 3-for-28 (.107) with four walks (.212 opponents on base percentage). Is 3-for-4 in save chances this season after going just 4-for-8 in save opportunities to end last season. Has a 1.85 ERA (18 er in 87.2 ip) in 88 career appearances in April, which is his lowest ERA for any month of the season / CAREER 2 0 3/ Last Year: Went 2-5 with 31 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 62 relief appearances with San Francisco ranked sixth in the NL in saves but had a career-high nine blown saves, which tied for the most in the majors struck out a career-high 65 batters. 35 LHP DANIEL COULOMBE Last Outing: 4/23 vs. Seattle (ND, 1.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 2 bb, 0 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/2 First Hitters: 4-8 His four hits against first batters are tied for second in the majors. Has an 0.00 ERA (0er, 4.0ip) in night games and an 8.10 ERA (3er, 3.1ip) in day games this season. Has not allowed a run in five career appearances against the Angels (4.2ip) / CAREER 0 0 0/ Last Year: Was 3-1 with a 4.53 ERA and.216 opponents batting average in 35 games over five stints with the A s had no decisions, a 1.08 ERA and.200 opponents batting average in 20 relief appearances for Triple-A Nashville. 62 LHP SEAN DOOLITTLE Last Outing: 4/25 at Los Angeles-AL (ND, 1.0 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-2 Inherited Runners/Scored: 3/2 First Hitters: 0-7, sf Has not allowed a base runner in his last four appearances (3.2 ip, 4 so) and has retired each of the last 12 batters he has faced dating back to April 15. Left-handed hitters are 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts. Appeared in back-to-back games last Thursday and Friday for the first time since June 4-5, 2016, both at Houston. Has a 201-game errorless streak dating back to Sept. 25, 2012 that is the seventh longest in Oakland history by a pitcher (sixth is 208 by Ricardo Rincon). His five home runs allowed against the Angels is his most allowed against any team / CAREER 0 1 5/ Last Year: Was 2-3 with four saves and a 3.23 ERA in 44 games in a season shortened by a two-month stint on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.63, which tied for ninth among AL relievers. 66 RHP RYAN DULL Last Outing: 4/26 at Los Angeles-AL (ND, 0.2 ip, 3 h, 4 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/0 First Hitters: 1-9 ATHLETICS BULLPEN BRIEFS Earned the win last Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak spanning 29 appearances...it was his first win since July 27, 2016 at Texas. Allowed two unearned runs last night total of five unearned runs allowed are tied for the most in the AL among relievers. Blew a save in his lone save opportunity of the season April / CAREER 2 4 1/ Last Year: Compiled a 2.42 ERA and.186 opponents batting average in 70 relief appearances led AL rookies and tied for ninth among all AL pitchers in games pitched fell one short of the Oakland rookie record for games pitched. 31 RHP LIAM HENDRIKS Last Outing: 4/26 at Los Angeles-AL (ND, 1.2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 2 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 5/1 First Hitters: 2-5, 3 bb Has tossed three consecutive scoreless outings after giving up two runs in three straight appearances (6 er in 2.1 ip) from April Has pitched well against the Angels this season...has yet to allow an earned run over 4.0ip...has a ERA (6er, 4.0ip) against all other opponents. Lefties are 6-for-14 (.428) with a double, a triple and four RBI against him this season...righties are 4-for-19 (.210) with no extra-base hits / CAREER 0 2 0/ Last Year: Compiled a 3.76 ERA and.270 opponents batting average in 53 relief appearances in his first season with the A s had an 8.27 ERA in 11 games before going on the disabled list in early May, a 2.23 ERA in 42 games following his return. 44 RHP RYAN MADSON Last Outing: 4/25 at Los Angeles-AL (L, 0.2 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 0 bb, 0 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 1/0 First Hitters: 3-9 Was charged with his second loss of the season on Tuesday...had not allowed a run in his previous three appearances (3.0ip). Earned his first save of the season on Saturday...was his first save of more than one inning since June 28, 2016 at San Francisco. His only two holds of the season came against the Angels on April 3 and April / CAREER 2 1 3/ Last Year: Saved a team-leading 30 games in his first season with Oakland to become just the second A s pitcher over the last 10 years to save 30 or more games ranked ninth in the AL in saves but tied for second with seven blown saves. 47 RHP FRANKIE MONTAS Last Outing: 4/26 at Los Angeles-AL (ND, 2.1 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 3 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 5/3 First Hitters: 2-7, bb Has allowed six runs over his last five appearances (8.2 ip) after allowing no runs over his first two outings (4.0 ip). Has allowed two of the six home runs given up by A s relievers. Has a 1.80 ERA (1er, 5.0ip) against the Angels and a 5.63 ERA (5er, 8.0ip) against everyone else this season / CAREER 0 0 0/ Last Year: Missed nearly the entire season due to rib cage injuries combined for a 0-0 record and a 2.25 ERA in seven games, four starts, with Tulsa (AA) and Oklahoma City (AAA) started the year on the Dodgers DL, ended it on the Triple-A DL. 64 RHP CESAR VALDEZ Last Outing: 4/26 at Los Angeles-AL (ND, 1.1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 2/0 First Hitters: 0-1 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday to join the bullpen... originally had his contract selected on April 20 and made a start that night against Seattle...was optioned to Nashville on April 21. Start on April 20 was first major league appearance since June 10, 2010 and first major league start since May 8, In spring training had no decisions and a 2.00 ERA in five relief appearances allowed a.212 (7-for-33) opponents batting average also pitched for the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic, making one appearance in the first round on March 12 against Colombia (1.2 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb) / CAREER 0 0 0/ His complete 2017 minor league statistics: W L S G IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA Nashville (AAA) 1 0 0/ Last Year: Pitched at Triple-A Fresno in his first season with a Major League organization since 2011 was 12-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 30 games (18 starts) led the PCL in winning percentage (.923), ranked third in ERA and tied for fourth in wins.
4 ATHLETICS BATTING NOTES 17 YONDER ALONSO Current Streak: 1 game (2 for 4) Los Angeles Series: 2-8, r, hr, 3 rbi, 2 so Last Homestand: 6-22, 4 r, 3 2b, 2 hr, 4 rbi, 2 bb, 5 so, gidp Hit hi fourth home run of the season yesterday, which match his most home runs ever in a month (May, 2014). Leads American League first baseman in RBI (13) and is tied for the lead in home runs (4). Is 7-for-20 (.350) with two doubles, three home runs and six RBI over his last seven games after going 2-for-18 (.111) over his previous six contests. Is batting.318 (14-for-44) against right-handed pitching,.167 (2-for-12) against left-handers. Is 9-for-19 (.474) with runners in scoring position. Last Year: Batted.253 with 34 doubles, seven home runs and 56 RBI in 156 games in his first season with Oakland had career highs in games and runs scored (52) ranked second among AL first baseman with a.997 fielding percentage. 2 KHRIS DAVIS Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 3) Los Angeles Series: 1-6, r, 3 bb, 4 so Last Homestand: 6-23, 6 r, 3 hr, 5 rbi, 4 bb, ibb, 7 so, sb, sf, gidp Is 3-for-22 (.136) with nine walks over his last eight games after batting.340 with three walks over his first 12 contests. Has struck out and walked at least once in each of his last six games, which is the longest such streak by an Athletic since Jack Cust also had a six-game streak from Sept , 2007 Cust had an eight-game streak earlier that year from May Has drawn a walk in six consecutive games (nine walks total), which marks the first time in his career he has walked in more than three straight games. Is tied for the American League lead in home runs (7) had just seven home runs in 81 career games in the month of April entering this season. Is also tied for third in the AL in go-ahead RBI (5), ranks fifth in slugging (.609) and sixth in runs (15). Is 6-for-18 (.333) with a double, two home runs, three RBI and six walks in six games against Los Angeles this year. Had played in every inning of every game before getting the day off on Sunday. Last Year: Batted.247 with 42 HR and 102 RBI in 150 games in his first season with the A s became the fifth player in Oakland history and seventh in Athletics history to hit 40 home runs tied for third in the American League in home runs. 11 RAJAI DAVIS Current Streak: 2 games (4 for 8) Was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday retroactive to April 22 with a strained left hamstring is eligible to be reinstated next Tuesday. Has back-to-back multiple hit games (4-for-10,.400) and now has five multiple hit games for the season has just two games with one hit. Last Year: Played for the American League Champion Cleveland Indians and hit.249 with 12 HR and 48 RBI in 134 games had career highs in runs (74), home runs and walks (33) led the AL and ranked fourth in the majors with 43 steals. 37 JAFF DECKER Current Streak: 2 games (2 for 8) Los Angeles Series: 2-8, bb, 4 so, sh, cs, gidp Last Homestand: 6-20, 3 r, 2b, 3b, rbi, 3 bb, hbp, 6 so, sb Is 2-for-15 (.133) over his last five games after going 6-for-15 (.400) over his first five contests. Was selected from Triple-A Nashville April 15 and has started nine games (seven in center field, two in right field). Was a non-roster invitee with the A s this spring and hit.333 with four RBI in 22 games added seven walks for a.450 on-base percentage. Started each of Nashville s first eight games (six in center field, one in right field, one at designated hitter) his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Spent most of the season at Triple-A Durham where he batted.255 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 99 games tied for ninth in the International League in steals (18) also hit.154 with one RBI in 19 games over two stints with Tampa Bay. 25 RYON HEALY Current Streak: 0 for 11 Los Angeles Series: 0-10, 6 so Last Homestand: 11-28, 4 r, 4 2b, hr, 6 rbi, 2 bb, 7 so, gidp Is 0-for-10 with six strikeouts over his last two games after going 11-for- 21 (.524) over his previous seven contests. Is tied for seventh in the American League in doubles (6). Is the only Athletic to play in all 21 games has made 19 starts at three different positions (nine at designated hitter, six at first base, four at third base) Is batting.423 (11-for-26) against left-handed pitching compared to.154 (8-for-52) against right-handers. Is hitting.139 (5-for-36) on the road compared to.333 (14-for-42) with all three of his home runs and all nine of his RBI at home. Is 3-for-24 (.125) against Los Angeles this year after hitting.412 in nine games against the Angels last year. Is 2-for-2 with a double and RBI as a pinch hitter and is tied for the AL lead in pinch hits. Went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts Tuesday night against Los Angeles it was his second career four-strikeout game (Oct. 2, 2016 at Seattle) Last Year: Was called up by Oakland July 15 and started 72 of the A s 73 games after the All-Star Break at third base in his ML debut led ML rookies in doubles after the break (20) and topped AL rookies in hits (82) and extra base hits (33). 23 MATT JOYCE Current Streak: 1 game (2 for 4) Los Angeles Series: 2-8, r, 2b, hr, 2 rbi, so, gidp Last Homestand: 5-24, r, 2 2b, hr, 4 rbi, 2 bb, 6 so, cs, 2 sf Doubled and homered last night after going 2-for-23 (.087) over his previous eight games. Is now batting.182 after hitting.196 during the spring batted.379 in April last year. Made his first start against a left-handed pitcher last Saturday against Seattle is 3-for-8 (.375) against lefties, 7-for-47 (.149) against righties over the last five years, he has made 349 of his 362 starts against righties. Is 3-for-17 (.176) against the Angels and is a.193 (27-for-140) career hitter against Los Angeles appeared in 93 games with the Angels in 2015 and is a.141 (28-for-199) career hitter in 68 games at Angel Stadium that is the lowest batting average in this ballpark among players with at least 200 plate appearances (.165, Jim Sundberg). Has walked five times over his first 18 games tied for the Cactus League lead with 14 walks in 20 games this spring. Last Year: Spent the entire season with Pittsburgh and batted.242 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI in 140 games added 59 walks for a career-high.403 on-base percentage set a Major League record with 21 pinch-walks. 39 RYAN LAMARRE Current Streak: 0 for 0 Los Angeles Series: 0-0 Road Trip: 0-0 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Tuesday and will be making his Oakland debut. Has played in 27 games in the majors with Cincinnati (2015) and Boston (2016) and is 2-for-30 (.067). Was acquired from Los Angeles (AL) on Sunday for a player to be named later or cash considerations and played on Monday for the Sounds. Signed with the Angels as a free agent on Nov. 28, 2016 and hit.296 (8-for-27) with a home run and seven RBI in 16 games this spring was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake March 24 and was designated for assignment a week ago today. Combined to hit.281 (9-for-32) against right-handed pitching at Triple- A compared to.214 (3-for-14) against left-handers appeared in four games in left field, three in center field, three in right field and one at designated hitter his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Salt Lake (AAA) Nashville (AAA) TOTALS Last Year: Spent most of the year at Triple-A Pawtucket where he hit a career-high.303 with 10 home runs, 41 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 86 games also had a sixgame stint with Boston from June 18 to July 6 and went 0-for-5.
5 8 JED LOWRIE Current Streak: 2 games (3 for 10) Los Angeles Series: 3-10, r, 2b, so Last Homestand: 8-29, 4 r, 2 2b, 3 bb, 5 so Is 9-for-25 (.360) over his last six games after going 7-for-41 (.171) over his previous 12 contests. Is batting.284 after hitting.314 in April last year is a.307 (183-for-597) career hitter in April, which is his best mark for any month has a.245 average from May 1 through the end of the season. Is batting.321 (17-for-53) at night,.190 (4-for-21) during the day. Is 8-for-25 (.320) in six games against Los Angeles this year. Has a 74-game errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to his last error on May 4, 2016 that is the third longest errorless streak by a second baseman in Oakland history. OAKLAND A S LONGEST ERRORLESS STREAKS, SECOND BASEMAN 104 Mark Ellis, May 14-Sept. 10, Adam Rosales, April 9, 2010-June 23, Jed Lowrie, May 7, 2016-present 70 Rafael Bournigal, Aug. 6, 1996-Sept. 25, Eric Sogard, Sept. 28, 2013-July 12, 2014 Is 1-for-13 (.077) with runners in scoring position last year, he hit.483 with RISP over his first 34 games through May 27. Last Year: Returned to the A s and batted.263 with two home runs and 27 RBI in 87 games in a season shortened due to two stints on the disabled list has missed 152 games during three stints on the DL over the previous two seasons. 19 JOSH PHEGLEY Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 1) Los Angeles Series: 1-1, r, hr, rbi Last Homestand: 2-15, 2 r, 2 2b, 2 rbi, so, 2 gidp Hit his first career pinch home run Tuesday night, a solo shot in the 10th inning off Alvarez to break a scoreless tie it was the first pinch homer in Oakland history to break a scoreless tie it was the third extra inning pinch homer in Oakland history (Chris Carter, July 6, 2012 vs. Seattle; Dave Revering, Aug. 14, 1980 at Minnesota) The home run was his first since June 13 of last year, but it snapped just a 14-game homerless streak. Has appeared in eight games this year, including six starts (all at catcher against left-handed pitching). Is hitting.217 after batting.360 in April last year. Has tossed out 1-of-6 (16.7%) attempted base stealers. Hit.256 with two doubles and four RBI in 17 games this spring did not draw a walk and struck out 17 times went 8-for-24 (.333) over his final eight games after going 3-for-19 (.158) over his first nine contests. Last Year: Hit.256 with a home run and 10 RBI in 26 games in a season shortened due to two stints on the disabled list with a strained right knee (May and July 2-end of season) his batting average was the best of his four ML seasons. 18 CHAD PINDER Current Streak: 0 for 7 Seattle Series: 0-6, 2 so Last Homestand: 2-10, r, 2b, hr, rbi, 2 so Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville April 16 and has started three games (two at designated hitter, one at second base). Hit.158 in 14 games this spring however, two of his three hits were home runs and he added five RBI was optioned to Nashville March 17. Appeared in six games at second base and three at shortstop with Nashville his complete 2017 minor league stats: AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Made both his Triple-A and Major League debuts in 2016 hit.256 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI in 107 games with Nashville and.235 with a home run and four RBI in 22 games with Oakland. 3 TREVOR PLOUFFE Current Streak: 0 for 3 Los Angeles Series: 1-6, r, 2 bb, so Last Homestand: 8-30, 6 r, 4 hr, 7 rbi, 4 bb, 14 so, gidp Is batting.262 (11-for-42) over his last 13 games after hitting.154 over his first seven contests. Does not have a multiple hit game and his streak of 20 consecutive games with one hit or fewer is the longest of his career (previous: 19, July 19-Aug. 10, 2013). Is batting.324 (11-for-34) with the bases empty,.118 (4-for-34) with runners on base. Hit his 100th career home run last Friday night against Seattle, a solo shot off Iwakuma with one out in the fifth inning has four home runs over his last 10 games and has homered in back-to-back games twice over that stretch. Is 10-for-62 (.161) in 17 career games at Angel Stadium but has three home runs and 12 RBI. Grounded into his fifth double play of the season last Friday night, which is tied for fifth most in the AL. Last Year: Batted a career-high.260 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 84 games with Minnesota in a season interrupted by three stints on the DL missed a total of 65 games while on the DL and his 84 games played were his fewest since ADAM ROSALES Current Streak: 2 games (3 for 8) Los Angeles Series: 3-8, 2 so Last Homestand: 7-29, 3 r, 2b, 2 hr, 6 rbi, bb, 11 so, 2 sh, sf, 2 gidp Has started each of the A s 10 games at shortstop since the injury to Semien and is 9-for-33 (.273) over that stretch. Is 7-for-16 (.438) against left-handed pitching, 6-for-28 (.214) against right-handers. Has hit safely in each of his three games against Los Angeles this year (4-for-11,.364). Is batting.346 (9-for-26) at night,.222 (4-for-18) during the day. Led off the game with a home run last Saturday against Seattle, his second career leadoff home run the other was also with the A s on May 3, 2013 at New York (AL) His start Saturday was the sixth of his career in the leadoff spot, his first since May 14, 2013 has hit safely in each of those six starts (8-for-25,.320). Last Year: Batted.229 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI in 105 games with San Diego posted career highs in games, runs (37), doubles (12), triples (3), home runs, RBI, walks (29), slugging percentage, OPS (.814) and extra base hits (28). 10 MARCUS SEMIEN Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 2) Was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 16 retroactive to April 15 with a right wrist contusion it is his first career stint on the DL was diagnosed with a fractured scaphoid bone and had surgery to insert a screw into the bone April 18 was transferred to the 60-day DL April 20. Last Year: Played in all but three games and batted.238 with 27 HR and 75 RBI in 159 games is the fifth shortstop in Athletics history to hit 20 home runs the home runs tied for first in the majors and tied for fourth in Athletics history by a shortstop. 21 STEPHEN VOGT Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 4) Los Angeles Series: 1-7, 3 so Last Homestand: 3-16, r, 2b, rbi, bb, 3 so, sf Is 4-for-26 (.154) over his last eight games after hitting.286 over his first seven contests. Has made 14 of his 15 starts in games started by a right-handed pitcher is 12-for-44 (.273) against right-handers, 0-for-10 against lefties. Is batting.333 (4-for-12) during the day,.190 (8-for-42) at night. Opponents have been successful in each of their 12 stolen base attempts off him the 12 stolen bases are tied for the most allowed by an American League catcher (Perez, KC). Last Year: Played in a career-high 137 games and hit.251 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI also had career bests in hits (123), doubles (30) and extra base hits (46) was named to his second consecutive American League All-Star team. A S HITTING VS. LOS ANGELES A S CAREER HITTING VS. NOLASCO 2017 CAREER AVG. AB H HR RBI PLAYER AVG. AB H HR RBI Alonso Davis, K Decker Healy Joyce #DIV/0! LaMarre #DIV/0! Lowrie Phegley #DIV/0! Pinder Plouffe Rosales Vogt others TOTALS PLAYER BAT AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Yonder Alonso L Khris Davis R Rajai Davis R Ryon Healy R Matt Joyce L Jed Lowrie S Bruce Maxwell L Matt Olson L Josh Phegley R Chad Pinder R Trevor Plouffe R Marcus Semien R Jake Smolinski R Stephen Vogt L Joey Wendle L
6 HIGHS AND LOWS CLUB Longest Winning Streak... 5, April 18 to 22 Longest Winning Streak, Home... 5, April 18 to 22 Longest Winning Streak, Road... 2, April 10 to 12 Longest Losing Streak... 4, April 13 to 17 Longest Losing Streak, Home... 3, April 14 to 17 Longest Losing Streak, Road... 3, April 13 to present Most Runs, Game, A s... 9, April 20 vs. Seattle... 9, April 19 vs. Texas Most Runs, Game, Opponents...11, April 23 vs. Seattle Most Runs, Inning, A s... 4 (five times), last: April 19 vs. Texas (1st) Most Runs, Inning, Opponents...5, April 23 vs. Seattle (3rd)...5, April 7 at Texas (2nd) Largest Margin, Victory...8, April 19 vs. Texas (9-1) Largest Margin, Loss... 10, April 23 vs. Seattle (1-11) Most Hits, Game, A s... 14, April 19 vs. Texas Most Hits, Game, Opponents...14, April 26 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Hits, Inning, A s...5, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) (7th) Most Hits, Inning, Opponents...4 (five times), last: April 26 at Los Angeles-AL (2nd) Most Home Runs, Game, A s... 3, April 19 vs. Texas... 3, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Home Runs, Game, Opponents...2 (three times), last: April 23 vs. Seattle Most Doubles, Game, A s...4 (three times), last: April 19 vs. Texas Most Doubles, Game, Opponents... 4, April 20 vs. Seattle...4, April 7 at Texas Most Triples, Game, A s... 1 (twice), last: April 15 vs. Houston Most Triples, Game, Opponents...1 (three times), last: April 22 vs. Seattle Most Stolen Bases, Game, A s...2, April 8 at Texas Most Stolen Bases, Game, Opponents... 5, April 15 vs. Houston Most Strikeouts, A s Pitchers... 12, April 10 at Kansas City...12, April 9 at Texas Most Strikeouts, Opponents Pitchers...13, April 26 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Walks, A s Pitchers... 8, April 15 vs. Houston Most Walks, Opponents Pitchers... 6, April 21 vs. Seattle... 6, April 12 at Kansas City Fewest Hits Allowed, A s Pitchers...2, April 8 at Texas Fewest Hits Allowed, Opponents Pitchers... 3, April 17 vs. Texas Most Left on Base, Nine Inning Game... 11, April 9 at Texas Most Left on Base, Extra Inning Game...5, April 25 at Los Angeles (AL) Fewest Left on Base, Game... 3, April 17 vs. Texas Most Errors, Game...3, April 9 at Texas Largest Comeback in Win... 3, April 20 vs. Seattle Largest Lead Surrendered in Loss... 5, April 15 vs. Houston INDIVIDUAL Grand Slams...None Pinch Hit Home Runs... Josh Phegley, April 25 at Los Angeles-AL (Jose Alvarez) Lead Off Home Runs...Adam Rosales, April 22 vs. Seattle (Ariel Miranda) Inside-The-Park Home Runs...None Game Ending Home Runs...None Back-to-Back Home Runs...None Longest Hitting Streak... 7, Khris Davis, April 5 to 12 Most Runs, Game... 2 (10 times), Jed Lowrie, April 22 vs. Seattle Most Hits, Game...3 (five times), last: Jed Lowrie, April 22 vs. Seattle Most Doubles, Game...2, Rajai Davis, April 8 at Texas Most Triples, Game... 1 (twice), last: Jaff Decker, April 15 vs. Houston Most Home Runs, Game... 2, Khris Davis, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Runs Batted In, Game... 3 (4 times), last: Yonder Alonso, April 26 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Walks, Game... 2 (11 times), last: Khris Davis, April 26 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Strikeouts, Game...4, Ryon Healy, April 25 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Stolen Bases, Game...2, Marcus Semien, April 8 at Texas Longest Winning Streak... 3, Andrew Triggs, April 6 to 18 Longest Losing Streak... 2, Ryan Madson, April 14 to present Most Strikeouts, Game...10, Sean Manaea, April 9 at Texas Most Walks, Game...5, Sean Manaea, April 15 vs. Houston Most Innings, Game, Starter...8.0, Jesse Hahn, April 25 at Los Angeles (AL) Most Innings, Game, Reliever...6.0, Jesse Hahn, April 7 at Texas Low Hit Complete Game...None Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings , Andrew Triggs, April 6 to 18 Most Consecutive Batters Retired... 15, Kendall Graveman, April 8 GENERAL Longest Game, Innings... 11, April 25 at Los Angeles (AL) Longest Game, Time, Nine Innings... 3:55, April 15 vs. Houston Longest Game, Time, Extra Innings... 3:12, April 25 at Los Angeles-AL (11) Shortest Game, Time... 2:39, April 13 at Kansas City Largest Crowd, Home... 36,067, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Smallest Crowd, Home...10,406, April 17 vs. Texcas Largest Crowd, Road...44,410, April 8 at Texas Smallest Crowd, Road... 22,160, April 13 at Kansas City Postponement, Rain, Home... April 16 vs. Houston Postponement, Rain, Road...None MULTIPLE HIT GAMES PLAYER TOT Alonso Davis, K Davis, R Healy Joyce Lowrie Maxwell Phegley Pinder Plouffe Rosales Vogt MULTIPLE RBI GAMES PLAYER TOT Alonso Canha Davis, K Davis, R Healy Joyce Lowrie Phegley Plouffe Rosales Semien Vogt GAME TYING/GO-AHEAD RBI PLAYER GT GA TOT Alonso Canha Davis, K Davis, R Healy Joyce Lowrie Phegley Plouffe Rosales Semien Vogt STARTS IN THE BATTING ORDER Player Alonso Canha Davis, K Davis, R Decker Healy Joyce Lowrie Maxwell Olson Phegley Pinder Plouffe Rosales Semien Vogt GAMES BY POSITION C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF DH Player G GS G GS G GS G GS G GS G GS G GS G GS G GS Alonso Canha Davis, K Davis, R Decker Healy Joyce Lowrie Maxwell Olson Phegley Pinder Plouffe Rosales Semien Vogt