1 O AKLAND A THLETICS Game Information Oakland Athletics Baseball Company 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA A s PR on Alerts OAKLAND ATHLETICS (5-4) VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS (2-6) THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 KAUFFMAN STADIUM 7:15 P.M. CDT RHP JESSE HAHN (0-0, 3.00) VS. LHP JASON VARGAS (1-0, 5.40) NBCSCA A S RADIO NETWORK (95.7 FM THE GAME) ABOUT THE A S: Have won back-to-back games for the first time this year and are a season-high tying one game over.500 at 5-4 (also 1-0 on April 3) A s starting pitchers have all five of Oakland wins the five wins are the most by starters in the American League and tied for the most in the majors this is the A s 50th season in Oakland where they have won 16 American League West titles, two AL Wild Cards, six AL pennants and four World Championships only the New York Yankees (18) and Atlanta Braves (17) have more division titles than the A s since the A s moved to Oakland in 1968, only the Yankees (11) and Cardinals (8) have more league championships and only the Yankees have more world championships (7) have a (.518) record over the previous 49 seasons in Oakland only four teams have won more games over that span (New York Yankees, Boston, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis) this is the Athletics franchise 117th season in the American League since 1901, the A s have 16 AL West titles plus 15 AL pennants and nine World Championships only the Yankees (27) and Cardinals (11) have won more World Championships the A s are (.487) in their previous 116 seasons that includes a record from in Philadelphia and from in Kansas City. HOME AND AWAY: The A s are 3-2 on their first road trip of the season, a six-game trip to Texas (1-2) and Kansas City (2-0) the A s will travel 51,146 miles this year, which is the most in baseball ahead of the Angels (47,828) and Mariners (46,547) have a total of 13 trips this year with only two three-city trips return home following the game today for a seasonlong 10-game homestand against Houston (three games), Texas (three games) and Seattle (four games) went 2-2 on the first homestand against Los Angeles (AL). DEFENSIVE DOINGS: The A s have made at least one error in six straight games after going errorless over the first three games their most consecutive games with an error last year was seven (July 10-20) have nine errors for the season, which are the most in the American League and tied with Washington for second most in the majors (Arizona, 11) pitchers have committed four of the errors, which is the most in the majors, and outfielders have two, which is tied for the most. AGAINST THE WEST: The A s will play 23 of their first 26 games (the month of April) against American League West competition the exception is this three-game series at Kansas City the A s will host all four AL West teams this month and travel to each city except Seattle are 3-4 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 have six players on the disabled list (Axford, Bassitt, Gray, Mengden, Smolinski, Wendle) the A s used the DL an Oakland record 27 times last year 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. ROSTER NOTES: The A s opened the season with 13 pitchers and 12 position players it marked the first time the A s have opened the season with more than 12 pitchers on a 25-man Opening Day roster since 1994 when they had 13 (had 14 on the 1995 Opening Day roster, which was expanded to 28 following the strike) five players on the Opening Day roster were signed as free agents (Casilla, R. Davis, Joyce, Plouffe, Rosales), which marks just the third time in the last 22 years the A s had five free agents make their Opening Day roster (also 1996 and 2011) seven had six or more years of service: Madson (11 years, 155 days), R. Davis (9 years, 167 days), Casilla (9 years, 148 days), Lowrie (8 years, 111 days), Joyce (7 years, 123 days), Axford (6 years, 170 days) and Rosales (6 years, 163 days) those are the most players with six or more years of service on an A s Opening Day roster since the 2007 club also had seven the average age on the A s Opening Day roster was years that is Oakland s second oldest Opening Day roster over the last 13 years (29.28 last year) Frankie Montas is the youngest player at the age of 24 years, 13 days Santiago Casilla is the oldest at 36 years, 252 days. DURING THE SPRING: The A s finished the spring with a six-game losing streak and went (.471) overall, which was the fourth worst record in the Cactus League went (.422) last spring, which was fifth worst in the CL this marks the first time Oakland has finished with a losing record in back-to-back springs since the A s compiled a 5.93 ERA, which was second highest in the majors to Cincinnati (6.13) it was the second highest spring ERA by an Oakland team over the last 18 years (6.10 in 2016) surrendered 37 home runs, which tied for fifth fewest in the CL had the second fewest strikeouts (247) and tied for the fifth fewest walks (121) the offense ranked fourth in the CL in walks (133), tied for fourth in triples (11) and fifth in on-base percentage (.351) also tied for the fewest stolen bases (15), ranked third in fewest hit by pitches (10) and fourth in most strikeouts (300) the strikeouts are the most by an A s team during the spring since at least 1990 (previous: 248 in 2009) the defense committed 28 errors, which was fourth fewest in the CL however, turned just 23 double plays, which was the fewest in the CL and tied for third fewest in the majors went 9-7 at Hohokam, 0-1 in Oakland and 7-10 on the road. CONTRACT STATUS: The A s have four players under contract beyond the 2017 season Santiago Casilla, Sean Doolittle, Matt Joyce and Ryan Madson are signed through 2018 with the A s holding club options on Doolittle for 2019 and 2020 Jed Lowrie has a club option for RADIO AND TV: Due to conflicts with the Warriors and/or Sharks, the following changes have been made to the radio and television schedules the games of tomorrow against Houston and next Thursday, April 18 against Texas have been moved from NBCSCA to NBCSCA Plus Sunday s game against Houston can be heard in the Bay Area on KFOX 98.5 FM additional updates will be announced based on the Warriors and Sharks playoff schedules. A s vs. ROYALS: The A s have won the first two meetings of 2017 to extend their winning streak against Kansas City to eight games that is the second longest winning streak in Oakland history against the Royals the record is 10 from May 31, 2003 to May 23, 2004 now have a six-game winning streak in Kansas City, which is the A s second longest at Kauffman Stadium the A S MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS IN KANSAS CITY 12 May 31, 2003-April 30, July 21-30, Sept. 12, 2016-present 6 June 12-17, streaks tied record is 12 from May 31, 2003 to April 30, 2006 won the season series last year, 6-1 it was their first season series win since 2013 and it was the A s best record ever against a defending World Series Champion (5-1 vs. Toronto in 1994) it was the A s second best record ever against the Royals (8-1 in 2002) went 4-0 in Kansas City and 2-1 in Oakland swept the four-game series at Kansas City Sept , which was the A s second ever of the Royals (Sept , 1977 in Oakland) it was the A s first four-game sweep in Kansas City since July 27-30, 1959 when the Kansas City A s swept a four-game series from the original Washington Senators franchise are against Kansas City over the last five seasons alltime, the A s are against the Royals that breaks down to in Oakland and in Kansas City. TODAY S TIDBITS Major League Baseball has made a scoring change in the game against the Rangers on April 8 in the eighth inning, Jed Lowrie was originally credited with a RBI double that has been changed to a two-base error by Mazara, making all of the runs in that inning unearned Khris Davis is the only Athletic to reach base safely in all nine games and now has a career-high 18-game reaching base streak dating back to Sept. 23, 2016 (previous: 15, Sept. 1-16, 2015) Ryon Healy has hit safely in each of his six career games against Kansas City is 12-for-25 (.480) with two home runs and seven RBI in those games, all at Kauffman Stadium Jed Lowrie has a 65-game errorless streak as a second baseman, which is the fourth longest such streak in Oakland history. THIS DATE IN A S HISTORY In 1968 the Oakland A s win their first game, a 9-6 victory at Washington Chuck Dobson pitches six innings for the win and Sal Bando homers and drives in four runs in 1994 the A s draw 12 walks for the second consecutive game, tying what was then a club record for walks in a game Mark McGwire walks in his first four at bats of the A s 8-7, 12 inning win Oakland also collects 18 hits and strands 20 base runners. PITCHING PROBABLES Fri., April 14 vs. Houston RHP Kendall Graveman (2-0, 2.08) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 0.64) 7:05 NBCSCA Plus/95.7 FM The Game Sat., April 15 vs. Houston LHP Sean Manaea (0-1, 7.15) vs. RHP Lance McCullers (1-0, 2.77) 1:05 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Sun., April 16 vs. Houston RHP Jharel Cotton (1-1, 3.97) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (0-1, 4.09) 1:05 NBCSCA/KFOX 98.5 FM Get the latest A s notes, full stat packets, clips, press releases, roster, updated media guide and more at World Champions American League Champions
2 TODAY S STARTING PITCHER: Jesse Hahn (0-0, 3.00 ERA) FOR STARTERS: Was recalled from Nashville April 5 before the Sounds season started is scheduled to make his first start and second appearance of the season. LAST APPEARANCE: He relieved A s starting pitcher Raul Alcantara to start the third inning of the A s 10-5 loss at Texas last Friday entered the game trailing 8-3 and tossed 6.0 innings in his third career relief appearance, his first as an Athletic blanked the Rangers on two hits over his first three innings before allowing two runs in the sixth on a Gomez RBI double and a Mazara RBI single those were the only runs he would allow. LAST MAJOR LEAGUE START: He had a no decision in the A s 8-6, 10-inning win at Los Angeles on August 4, 2016 had a 1-0 lead when he allowed a leadoff home run to Choi in the second the A s scored a run in the third but he allowed four runs in the bottom of the third on a Simmons RBI single and a Choi three-run home run Oakland came back with three in the fourth and he was relieved by Neal to start the fifth inning with the score tied 5-5. HAHN S 2017 APPEARANCES WITH OAKLAND Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT *April 7 at Texas *indicates relief appearance HAHN vs. KANSAS CITY: Is 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA (11.1 ip, 12 h, 5 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 5 so, 2 hr) in two career appearances, both starts in 2015 the win came on April 18 at Kansas City when he combined with Jesse Chavez on a STARTS VS. KANSAS CITY DATE H/A DEC IP H R ER BB SO 4/18/15 A W /26/15 H L seven-hit shutout in the A s 5-0 it was his first win as an Athletic tossed 5.1 innings and allowed three of the hits allowed only one base runner to advance into scoring position left with one out in the sixth inning with a blister then took the loss in a 5-2 decision in Oakland on June 26 allowed a solo home run to Morales in the second inning and three more runs in the third, although only one was earned Cain and Hosmer had RBI singles and Cain scored on an error also surrendered a solo home run to Gordon in the sixth inning. HAHN S CAREER MATCHUPS VS. KANSAS CITY Player Bat AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Drew Butera R Lorenzo Cain R Christian Colon R Alcides Escobar R Alex Gordon L Eric Hosmer L Mike Moustakas L Paulo Orlando R Salvador Perez R RECAP: Had four separate stints with the A s and went 2-4 with a career-high 6.02 ERA in nine starts also had career highs in opponents batting average (.313), on-base percentage (.376) and slugging percentage (.484) allowed a career-high eight home runs in 46.1 innings (1.55 per nine innings) after surrendering nine home runs in innings over his first two seasons (0.48 per nine innings) struck out just 23 batters (4.47 per nine innings) and walked 19 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.21, which was the lowest in the American League and fifth lowest in the majors among pitchers with 40 or more innings pitched. OPPONENTS BATTING: His opponents batting average included a mark of.273 (27-for-99) against right-handed hitters compared to.361 (30-for- 83) against left-handers surrendered seven of his eight home runs to lefties and had a.663 slugging percentage against lefties,.333 against righties his career splits are.213 (88-for-414) against righties,.282 (121- for-429) with 14 of his 17 home runs against lefties has a.436 career slugging percentage against lefties,.278 against righties had a.226 opponents average over his first 30 pitches in a game,.358 after that opponents hit.426 with a.449 on-base percentage and.681 slugging percentage when leading off an inning in 2015, his marks were.215,.277 and.290 respectively allowed a.324 batting average with runners in scoring position, including.500 with RISP and two outs five of the eight home runs he surrendered were solo shots yielded a.300 average with two strikes and a.440 average to the first hitter in the batting order. HOME AND AWAY: Went 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and.237 opponents batting average in five starts at home, 0-3 with a ERA and.453 opponents average in four starts on the road in three seasons with the A s, he is 5-4 with a 3.06 ERA (32 er in 94.0 ip) in 15 starts in Oakland, 3-6 with a 6.05 ERA (37 er in 55.0 ip) in 11 games on the road. NIGHT AND DAY: Was 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA and.234 opponents average in five starts during the day, 0-3 with a 9.92 ERA and.427 opponents average in four starts at night his career splits are 8-3 with a 2.31 ERA (24 er in 93.1 ip) in 15 day games, 7-11 with a 4.88 ERA (70 er in ip) in 25 night games. THIS AND THAT: Opponents were successful in each of their seven stolen base attempts off him after going 5-for-9 (55.6%) over his first two seasons the A s were 5-4 (.556) in his starting assignments tossed more than six innings in just three of his nine starts has done that in just 11 of 37 starts in his career the bullpen blew a save in three of his nine starts. MORE 2016: Was recalled for the first time April 30 and went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and.250 opponents average in two starts before he was optioned to Nashville May 8 combined with Axford and Madson on a fourhit shutout in the A s 2-0 win over Houston on April 30 but then walked a career-high tying four batters in the night game of the May 7 day/night doubleheader at Baltimore and took the loss blanked the Orioles over the first two innings to extend his scoreless streak to a career-high 10.2 inning made just one start at Nashville following his May 8 option and returned to Oakland May 17 went 1-3 with an 8.34 ERA and.368 opponents batting average in five starts during his second stint with the A s left with the lead in each of his first two starts on May 17 against Texas and May 22 against New York (AL) but the bullpen blew the save in each outing yielded a career-high tying 10 hits against the Rangers issued a career-high tying four walks May 28 against Detroit but picked up his second win of the season allowed a career-high seven runs in a career-low 0.2 innings in a 1-2 loss at Houston June 3 became the eighth starting pitcher in Oakland history to allow seven or more runs in less than an inning, the first since Joe Blanton allowed eight runs in 0.1 innings against Tampa Bay on May 25, 2005 was optioned to Nashville June 10 did not return to Oakland until July 24 started that day against Tampa Bay and allowed one run on four hits in 7.2 innings left with a 2-0 lead but the bullpen blew the save and he ended up with a no decision was optioned back to Nashville the next day also made just one start during his fourth and final stint was recalled Aug. 4, allowed five runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings in a start that day at Los Angeles (AL), and was placed on the disabled list the next day with a strained right shoulder was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Nashville Sept. 2. NASHVILLE: Went 1-7 with a 4.32 ERA in 15 starts with Nashville the starts were the first of his career at the Triple-A level had just four career losses as a minor leaguer entering the season surrendered just four home runs in 68.2 innings, an average of 0.54 per nine innings however, issued 34 walks (4.59 per nine innings) and struck out just 46 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.35 allowed a.276 opponents batting average, including.255 (38-for-149) against right-handed hitters compared to.304 (34-for-112) against left-handers surrendered three of his four home runs to righties went 0-7 with a 4.71 ERA in 10 starts at home compared to 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in five starts on the road allowed all four of his home runs at home yielded a.175 batting average and.246 on-base percentage to batters leading off an inning opponents batted.222 with runners in scoring position, including.188 with RISP and two outs they were 1-for-9 (.111) with the bases loaded the Sounds were 6-9 (.400) in his starting assignments tossed fewer than five innings in eight of his 15 starts and more than six innings just once had three starts without a run and four more with just one walked three batters or more seven times did not allow a run in his first two starts, tossing 6.0 shutout innings on April 8 against Oklahoma City and April 13 against Colorado Springs had a no decision in each start and struck out a season-high six batters in the latter contest was 0-1 with a 2.04 ERA in four starts when he was recalled by Oakland for the first time on April 30 was optioned back to Nashville May 8, picked up his only Triple-A win of the season May 12 at Iowa when he allowed one run in 5.2 innings, and was sent back to Oakland May 17 returned to the Sounds June 10 and went 0-6 with a 5.60 ERA (27 er in 43.1 ip) over his final 10 starts with Nashville walked a season-high seven batters in 4.2 innings in a 4-3 loss to Memphis June 13 had his shortest start of the season July 20 at Albuquerque when he pitched just 1.0 inning was recalled by Oakland July 24 to start on short rest was optioned back to Nashville the next day and tossed a season-high 7.0 innings July 29 against Colorado Springs returned to Oakland Aug. 4 but was sent back to the Sounds on Aug. 16 on a rehab assignment matched his season-high with six strikeouts that day against Tacoma allowed a season-high seven runs on a season-high 11 hits in 3.2 innings in his final regular season start, a 10-1 loss to Iowa Aug. 31 was reinstated from the Oakland DL and optioned to Nashville Sept. 2 made one postseason start and had a no decision in the Sounds 10-7 win in Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Semifinals Sept. 7 at Oklahoma City (4.1 ip, 7 h, 6 r, 6 er, 4 bb, 7 so). HAHN 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 HAHN S CAREER HIGHS Low Hit CG: 4, 5/25/15 vs. DET IP: 9.0, 5/25/15 vs. DET Fewest IP, GS: 0.2, 6/3/16 vs. HOU H: 10 (twice), last: 5/17/2016 vs. TEX R: 7, 6/3/16 vs HOU ER: 7, 6/3/16 vs. HOU BB: 4 (five times), last: 5/28/16 vs. DET SO: 9, 6/30/14 vs. CIN HR: 2 (five times), last: 8/4/16 at LAA Pitches: 112, 5/25/15 vs. DET Win Streak: 4, 6/14/14-6/30/14 Loss Streak: 3 (twice), last: 5/4/15-5/20/15 Scoreless Streak: 10.2, 7/1/15 to 5/7/16 (N) Complete Games: 1, 5/25/15 vs. DET Shutouts: 1, 5/25/15 vs. DET TOMORROW S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER RHP Kendall Graveman (2-0, 2.08 ERA): Is scheduled to make his third start of the season is one of three American League pitchers to win each of his first two starts was the winning pitcher in his last start, a 6-1 A s win at Texas last Saturday (7.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 5 so) is 3-2 with a 4.46 ERA (36.1 ip, 36 h, 19 r, 18 er, 8 bb, 14 so, 5 hr) in six career starts against Houston 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 compiled a record and a 4.11 ERA in a team-leading 31 starts in his second season with the A s last year 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.
3 ATHLETICS BULLPEN BRIEFS TEAM 0-1, 3.03 ERA (10 er in 29.2 ip) Saves/Opportunities: 2-for-3 (66.7%) The A s bullpen ranks fourth in the American League in strikeouts (30) and sixth in ERA...has issued eight walks, which is fifth fewest in the AL...sixth in opponents on base percentage (.293). Earned its second save of the season Monday after going five straight games without a save opportunity...last April, converted 10-of-11 saves... last season, converted 42-of-65 (64.6%) save opportunities had the third most blown saves in the AL (23) and the fourth lowest save percentage tied for 10th in saves 19 of the blown saves came against AL West competition were successful in 17-of-36 (47.2%) save opportunities against the AL West, 25-of-29 (86.2%) against everyone else. Had innings pitched, which was second most in the AL (Minnesota, 567.2), second most in Oakland history (586.2 in 1997) and third most in Athletics history (588.1 in 1964) struck out 530 batters, which was fifth most in the AL but set the Athletics record for strikeouts by the bullpen also set a franchise record for most wild pitches (33). 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) Allowed 27.6% of inherited runners to score, which was the fourth lowest percentage in the AL and seventh lowest by an A s team since 1974 ranked third in the AL in inherited runners (243). 50 RHP RAUL ALCANTARA Last Outing: 4/7 at Texas (GS, L, 2.0 ip, 4 h, 8 r, 8 er, 2 bb, 1 so, 2 hr) First Hitters: 0-0 Began the year as the A s fifth starter but was moved to the bullpen after his first start Friday at Texas. Is on his first Opening Day roster...made his Major League debut Sept. 5, 2016, a start vs. Los Angeles-AL...his first appearance out of the bullpen will be his first career Major League relief appearance. Has never faced the Royals. Went 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in seven games (three starts) this spring (22.2 ip, 22 h, 12 r, 12 er, 8 bb, 11 so, 4.76 ERA)...his 22.2 innings pitched were the third most on the team (Triggs, Manaea). Last Year: Began the season in Double-A Midland, where he went 5-6 with a 4.80 ERA in 17 starts before being promoted to Nashville...went 4-0 with a 1.18 ERA in eight starts in Triple-A...went 1-3 with a 7.25 ERA in five major league starts. 46 RHP SANTIAGO CASILLA Last Outing: 4/10 at Kansas City (ND, 1.0 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 3 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-1 First Hitters: 0-4 Begins his 14th Major League season and is in his second stint with the A s pitched in 152 games for Oakland from and 414 for San Francisco from Is on his ninth Opening Day roster ( with Oakland and with San Francisco). Earned a save in his first appearance this season on Opening Night but does not have a save opportunity since then. Has not allowed a hit in four games and 4.0 innings this season...the only baserunner he has allowed came on Opening Night (walk to Simmons). Had no decisions and a ERA in seven games, including one start, this spring allowed a.346 (9-for-26) opponents batting average and issued five walks in 6.0 innings. Has no decisions in eight career games against the Royals (9.0 ip, 11 h, 7 r, 7 er, 2 bb, 11 so, 1 hr, 7.00 ERA). Has a 1.52 ERA (14 er in 82.2 ip) in 83 career appearances in April, which is his lowest ERA for any month of the season. Signed as a free agent to a two-year contract on Jan. 20, 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: 4/9 at Texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 1 so, 1 hr) First Hitters: 2-2 Begins his fourth season in the majors but is on his first Opening Day roster. Went 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA in nine spring training appearances allowed nine runs over his first five games (12.71 ERA) but just one over his final four (1.08 ERA). Has a win in his only career appearance against the Royals (2.0 ip, 5 so). 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: 4/10 at Kansas City (SV, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 3 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-1 First Hitters: 0-3 Begins his sixth season in the majors and is on his fourth Opening Day roster ( , 16), all with the A s. Monday was his first save since June 23, 2016 at Los Angeles-AL. Had a loss and a 7.11 ERA in seven spring training appearances. Has a win and a save in nine career games against Kansas City (6.0 ip, 7 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 8 so, 1 hr)...the 6.0 innings pitched are his fewest against any AL team. Has a 196-game errorless streak dating back to Sept. 25, 2012 that is tied for the seventh longest in Oakland history by a pitcher (Cook). 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: 4/12 at Kansas City (ND, 1.0 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 First Hitters: 1-3 Is on his second consecutive Opening Day roster and is beginning his third season in the majors. Blew a save in his first save opportunity of the season April 4...gave up three or more runs in an outing for just the second time in his career...is now 4-for-9 in save chances in his career. Went 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA and.185 opponents batting average in eight games this spring allowed two runs over his last two appearances (9.00 ERA) after surrendering just one over his first six (1.69 ERA). Has faced the Royals three times in his career (3.1 ip, 3 so). Logged a 1.93 ERA (3 er in 14.0 ip) in 12 games in April last year. 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: 4/12 vs. at Kansas City (ND, 1.0 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 0 so) Inherited Runners/Scored: 2/0 First Hitters: 0-2, bb Begins his seventh season in the majors and is on his fifth Opening Day roster ( with Minnesota, 2015 with Toronto, 2016 with Oakland). Had no decisions, an 8.22 ERA and.385 opponents batting average in eight appearances during the spring did not allow an earned run over his first six outings (6.1 ip) but surrendered seven runs in his final two appearances (1.1 ip, ERA). Is 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in nine career games (four starts) against Kansas City (23.0 ip, 32 h, 16 r, 14 er, 3 bb, 19 so, 1 hr). 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: 4/8 at Texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 2 so) First Hitters: 2-3 Begins his 12th season in the majors and is on his 11th Opening Day roster ( with Philadelphia, 2015 with Kansas City, 2016 with Oakland). Posted a 6.00 ERA and.391 opponents batting average in nine spring training appearances yielded four runs over his first two games (18.00 ERA) but just two over his final seven (2.57 ERA). Has faced the Royals four times in his career and is 3-for-3 in save chances (5.0 ip, 5 h, 5 r, 4 er, 4 bb, 2 so). 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: 4/12 at Kansas City (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Inherited Runners/Scored: 5/3 First Hitters: 0-2, bb Is on his first career Opening Day roster is in just his second season in the majors pitched in seven games for Chicago (AL) in Went 1-0 with two saves and a 0.77 ERA in six appearances this spring had a.214 opponents batting average, walked two and struck out 13 in 11.2 innings tossed 2.0 innings in each of his first five appearances and 1.2 innings in his final outing. April 5 was his first appearance with the A s and his first Major League appearance since Oct. 4, 2015, a start and loss for Chicago (AL) against Detroit (4.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 7 so). Last night was his first career appearance against the Royals. 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.
4 ATHLETICS BATTING NOTES 17 YONDER ALONSO Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 5) Kansas City Series: 1-8, rbi, bb, 3 so, gidp Road Trip: 5-15, 3 r, 2b, hr, 4 rbi, 2 bb, 4 so, gidp Has reached base safely in each of his eight games. a combined 8-for-57 (.140). Is 6-for-11 (.545) with runners in scoring position the rest of the A s are Is 7-for-22 (.318) with six RBI in six career games at Kauffman Stadium. Clubbed his first career homer on his birthday last Saturday night at Texas has hit safely in all five games he has played on his birthday, batting.421 (8-for-19) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI Hit.389 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 24 games this spring tied for second in the Cactus League in on-base percentage (.500), ranked third in batting, tied for fourth in walks (12) and sixth in slugging (.648) led the A s in batting, on-base percentage, runs (13) and hits (21) is batting.365 (38-for-104) over the last two springs. Is in his eighth Major League season and is on his sixth career Opening Day roster ( with San Diego, 2016 with Oakland). 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. 20 MARK CANHA Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 3) Texas Series: 1-7, 2b, 3 so, hbp Last Homestand: 0-5, so Doubled in the sixth inning on Sunday at Texas for his first hit since April 25, 2016 at Detroit it snapped a career-high 0-for-25 streak (previous: 20, May 9-21, 2015). Four of his six hits over the last two seasons are for extra bases (one double, three home runs). Has never played center field in the majors or minors. Batted.186 with no home runs and three RBI in 22 games during the spring went 0-for-17 over his final seven games appeared in eight games in center field, seven in right field, four in left field and three at designated hitter now has a.183 (19-for-104) average over the last two springs. Begins his third season in the majors and is on his third consecutive Opening Day roster. Last Year: Missed nearly the entire season after undergoing surgery on his left hip on May 24 appeared in just 16 games and batted.122 with six RBI collected five hits but three of those were home runs. 2 KHRIS DAVIS Current Streak: 7 games (7 for 22) Kansas City Series: 3-9, 2 r, hr, 2 rbi, 2 so Road Trip: 7-22, 5 r, 2b, 2 hr, 3 rbi, 7 so Is the only Athletic to reach base safely in all nine games and now has a career-high 18-game reaching base streak dating back to Sept. 23, 2016 (previous: 15, Sept. 1-16, 2015). Has hit safely in each of his last seven games (7-for-22,.318) and scored a run each in the last six (six runs total). Hit his fourth home run of the season Monday, which is tied for second in the American League last year, he did not hit his fourth home run until his 25th game on May 2 (team game 27) also hit home run number five in that game. Is tied for the AL lead in total bases (26), ranks third in slugging (.765), tied for third in hits (12) and tied for fourth in runs (8) Is 9-for-30 (.300) with three home runs, 11 RBI, seven runs and five walks in eight career games against Kansas City has hit safely and scored a run in all six of his career games at Kauffman Stadium where he is 8-for-21 (.381) with three home runs and 10 RBI. Batted.244 with no home runs and five RBI in 15 games this spring had two home runs in 19 games last spring. Begins his fifth Major League season and is on his fifth consecutive Opening Day roster ( with Milwaukee, 2016 with Oakland). 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 (3 for 7) Kansas City Series: 3-7, r, 2b, 2 rbi, sb Road Trip: 5-17, 2 r, 3 2b, 3 rbi, 2 bb, 2 so, sb, sf Is 5-for-17 (.294) in five games on the road trip after going 2-for-17 (.118) in four games on the first homestand. Had the go-ahead RBI double in the third inning last night and three of his five RBI have either tied the game or put the A s ahead. Amassed his 200th career double in the top of the fifth inning Saturday night at Texas. Batted.276 with a home run and two RBI in 20 games during the spring also stole a team-leading six bases, which tied for second in the Cactus League. Begins his 12th season in the majors and is in his second stint with the A s ( ) was signed by the A s as a free agent Jan. 3, 2017 has also played for Pittsburgh ( ), San Francisco ( ), Toronto ( ), Detroit ( ) and Cleveland (2016) is on his 10th consecutive Opening Day roster. 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. 25 RYON HEALY Current Streak: 2 games (3 for 8) Kansas City Series: 3-8, 2 r, 2b, bb, so Road Trip: 4-22, 2 r, 2 2b, bb, 3 so, gidp Has hit safely in each of his six career games against Kansas City is 12-for-25 (.480) with two home runs and seven RBI in those games, all at Kauffman Stadium. Has started each of the A s first nine games at three different positions (five at designated hitter, two at third base, two at first base). Batted.246 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 23 games this spring the RBI tied for fifth in the Cactus League and were the most by an Athletic during the spring since 2010 when Kevin Kouzmanoff also had 16 also tied for ninth in the CL in home runs went 2-for-26 (.077) with 12 strikeouts over his final nine games led the A s in home runs, RBI and total bases (36) appeared in nine games at first base, eight at third base and six at designated hitter. Is in his second Major League season but is on his first Opening Day roster. 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: 2 games (2 for 8) Kansas City Series: 2-8, rbi, bb Road Trip: 4-18, 2 r, hr, 4 rbi, 2 bb, 3 so Is 5-for-27 (.185) to start the season after batting.379 in April last year. Is 2-for-8 (.250) against the Royals but is a.318 (47-for-148) career hitter against Kansas City with 10 home runs and 27 RBI in 42 games the batting average is his best against any team (min. 20 PA) is a.338 (26-for-77) hitter with six home runs and 20 RBI in 22 games at Kauffman Stadium. Flew out in his first pinch hitting appearance last Sunday at Texas last season, he set a Major League record with 21 pinch-hit walks. Batted.196 with two home runs and eight RBI in 20 games this spring however, had a.377 on-base percentage as he walked 14 times the walks tied for the Cactus League lead (DeShields, TEX) and were the most by an Athletic during the spring since Daric Barton had 22 in Begins his 10th season in the majors with his fifth team (Detroit, 2008; Tampa Bay, ; Los Angeles-AL, 2015; Pittsburgh, 2016) is on his eighth Opening Day roster (2009, 2011-present). Was signed by the A s to a two-year contract, Nov. 30, 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.
5 8 JED LOWRIE Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 3) Kansas City Series: 1-7, 2b, 3 rbi, bb, so, sf, gidp Road Trip: 3-16, r, 2b, 3 rbi, 4 bb, 2 so, sf, gidp Is 3-for-16 (.188) in five games on the road trip after going 5-for-15 (.333) in four games on the last homestand. OAKLAND A S LONGEST ERRORLESS STREAKS, SECOND BASEMAN 104 Mark Ellis, May 14-Sept. 10, Adam Rosales, April 9, 2010-June 23, Rafael Bournigal, Aug. 6, 1996-Sept. 25, Jed Lowrie, May 7, 2016-present 62 Eric Sogard, Sept. 28, 2013-July 12, 2014 Is batting.258 after hitting.314 in April last year is a.307 (170-for-554) 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. Had his first three RBI game last night since Sept. 14, 2015 at Los Angeles (AL). Has a 65-game errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to his last error on May 4, 2016 that is the fourth longest errorless streak by a second baseman in Oakland history. Batted.294 with two doubles and six RBI in 19 games this spring. Begins his 10th Major League season and is on his seventh Opening Day roster (2009, 2011, ). 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 (2 for 4) Texas Series: 2-4, so Last Homestand: 0-3, so Has appeared in two games this year, both starts at catcher (a week ago today vs. Los Angeles-AL and Sunday at Texas). Is 2-for-7 (.286) after batting.360 in April last year is a.309 (17-for-55) career hitter in the month, which is his best mark for any month of the season has a.224 average from May 1 through the end of the season. Opponents were successful in their only stolen base attempt off him. 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. Begin his fifth season in the majors and is on his third consecutive Opening Day roster. 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. 3 TREVOR PLOUFFE Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 2) Kansas City Series: 1-5, 2 r, rbi, bb, so, sf, gidp Road Trip: 2-13, 2 r, rbi, bb, 5 so, sfm 2 gidp Has 13 career home runs against Kansas City, which are his most against any team has hit just one of those home runs at Kauffman Stadium where he has a.177 (26-for-147) career average. Batted.380 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 RBI in 17 games this spring and slugged.652 tied for the team-lead and tied for fourth in the Cactus League in triples is batting.378 (37-for-98) with six home runs and 25 RBI in 35 games over the last two springs. Was signed by the A s as a free agent Jan. 18, 2017 and is starting his eighth season in the majors the first seven were with Minnesota is on his sixth consecutive Opening Day roster 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 (2 for 4) Texas Series: 1-1, bb Last Homestand: 1-3, r, so Has hit safely in each of his two games, both starts against left-handed pitchers (a week ago today at second base, Sunday in left field). Hit.191 with a home run and five RBI in 20 games during the spring struck out a team-leading 21 times appeared in 13 games at shortstop and seven at second base. Begins his 10th season in the majors and returns for his second stint with the A s ( ) after signing as a free agent Jan. 25, 2017 is on his fifth Opening Day roster (2010, 2012, ). 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: 0 for 10 Kansas City Series: 0-7, 2 r, 2 bb, 3 so, sb Road Trip: 2-18, 3 r, rbi, 4 bb, 6 so, hbp, 3 sb, gidp Is 2-for-18 (.111) in five games on the road trip after going 3-for-11 (.273) in four games on the first homestand. Stole his fourth base of the season last night, which ranks second in the American League matched his career high with two stolen bases last Saturday at Texas (third time, last: July 19, 2016 vs. Houston). Walked twice last night and now has eight for the season, which ranks fourth in the AL. Has reached base safely in eight of his nine games. Is a.176 (18-for-102) career hitter against Kansas City, which is his worst mark against any American League team has a.169 (10-for-59) average at Kauffman Stadium. Batted.246 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 21 spring training games tied for ninth in the Cactus League in RBI. Begins his fifth Major League season and is on his fourth Opening Day roster, including each of the last three with the A s. 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: 2 games (4 for 8) Kansas City Series: 4-8, r, 2 2b, bb Road Trip: 5-16, 2 r, 2 2b, rbi, bb, so Has back-to-back multiple hit games (4-for-8,.500). Is a.338 (26-for-77) career hitter against Kansas City including.455 (20-for-44) with seven doubles, three home runs (.818 slugging percentage), 11 RBI and five walks (.510 on-base percentage) in 11 games at Kauffman Stadium. Has made each of his seven starts (all at catcher) in games started by a right-handed pitcher is 8-for-23 (.348) against right-handers, 0-for-5 against lefties. Opponents have been successful in their only stolen base attempt off him. Hit.265 with six doubles, no home runs and eight RBI in 19 games this spring tied for the A s team-lead in doubles Is in his sixth season in the majors and is on his fourth Opening Day roster it is his third straight with the A s. 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. KANSAS CITY A S CAREER HITTING VS. VARGAS 2017 CAREER AVG. AB H HR RBI PLAYER AVG. AB H HR RBI Alonso #DIV/0! Canha Davis, K Davis, R Healy Joyce Lowrie #DIV/0! Phegley Plouffe #DIV/0! Rosales Semien Vogt TOTALS PLAYER BAT AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Rajai Davis R Matt Joyce L Jed Lowrie S Trevor Plouffe R Adam Rosales R Marcus Semien R Stephen Vogt L
6 HIGHS AND LOWS CLUB Longest Winning Streak... 2, April 10 to present Longest Winning Streak, Home... 1 (twice), last: April 6 to present Longest Winning Streak, Road... 2, April 10 to present Longest Losing Streak... 2, April 4 to 5 Longest Losing Streak, Home... 2, April 4 to 5 Longest Losing Streak, Road... 1 (twice), last: April 9 Most Runs, Game, A s... 8, April 12 at Kansas City Most Runs, Game, Opponents...10, April 7 at Texas Most Runs, Inning, A s...4 (three times), last: April 12 at Kansas City (6th) Most Runs, Inning, Opponents...5, April 7 at Texas (2nd) Largest Margin, Victory... 5 (twice), last: April 12 at Kansas City (8-3) Largest Margin, Loss... 7, April 9 at Texas (1-8) Most Hits, Game, A s... 12, April 12 at Kansas City Most Hits, Game, Opponents... 13, April 5 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Hits, Inning, A s...5, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) (7th) Most Hits, Inning, Opponents...4 (twice) Most Home Runs, Game, A s... 3, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Home Runs, Game, Opponents...2 (twice), last: April 9 at Texas Most Doubles, Game, A s...4 (twice), last: April 12 at Kansas City Most Doubles, Game, Opponents...4, April 7 at Texas Most Triples, Game, A s... 1, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Triples, Game, Opponents... 1, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Stolen Bases, Game, A s...2, April 8 at Texas Most Stolen Bases, Game, Opponents...1 (twice), last: April 10 at Kansas City Most Strikeouts, A s Pitchers... 12, April 10 at Kansas City...12, April 9 at Texas Most Strikeouts, Opponents Pitchers... 11, April 9 at Texas...11, April 6 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Walks, A s Pitchers...5, April 9 at Texas Most Walks, Opponents Pitchers... 6, April 12 at Kansas City Fewest Hits Allowed, A s Pitchers...2, April 8 at Texas Fewest Hits Allowed, Opponents Pitchers... 5, April 6 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Left on Base, Nine Inning Game... 11, April 9 at Texas Most Left on Base, Extra Inning Game...None Fewest Left on Base, Game... 4 (three times), last: April 7 at Texas Most Errors, Game...3, April 9 at Texas Largest Comeback in Win... 1 (twice), last: April 6 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Largest Lead Surrendered in Loss... 2, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) INDIVIDUAL Grand Slams...None Pinch Hit Home Runs...None Lead Off Home Runs...None 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 present Most Runs, Game... 2 (five times), Semien and Plouffe, April 12 at Kansas City Most Hits, Game...3 (two times), last: Jed Lowrie, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Doubles, Game...2, Rajai Davis, April 8 at Texas Most Triples, Game... 1, Rajai Davis, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Home Runs, Game... 2, Khris Davis, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Runs Batted In, Game...3 (twice), last: Jed Lowrie, April 12 at Kansas City Most Walks, Game...2 (five times), last: Marcus Semien, April 12 at Kansas City Most Strikeouts, Game...3 (twice), last: Jed Lowrie, April 6 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Most Stolen Bases, Game...2, Marcus Semien, April 8 at Texas Longest Winning Streak... 2, Andrew Triggs, April 6 to present... 2, Kendall Graveman, April 3 to present Longest Losing Streak... 1 (four players tied) Most Strikeouts, Game...10, Sean Manaea, April 9 at Texas Most Walks, Game...3 (twice), last: Jharel Cotton, April 10 at Kansas City Most Innings, Game, Starter (twice), last: Jharel Cotton, April 10 at Kansas City Most Innings, Game, Reliever...6.0, Jesse Hahn, April 7 at Texas Low Hit Complete Game...None Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings , Kendall Graveman, April 3 to 8 Most Consecutive Batters Retired... 15, Kendall Graveman, April 8 GENERAL Longest Game, Innings... 9 (nine times) Longest Game, Time, Nine Innings... 3:17, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Longest Game, Time, Extra Innings...None Shortest Game, Time... 2:44, April 6 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Largest Crowd, Home... 36,067, April 3 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Smallest Crowd, Home...11,225, April 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL) Largest Crowd, Road...44,410, April 8 at Texas Smallest Crowd, Road... 24,380, April 12 at Kansas City Postponement, Rain, Home...None Postponement, Rain, Road...None MULTIPLE HIT GAMES PLAYER TOT Alonso Canha Davis, K Davis, R Healy Joyce Lowrie Phegley Plouffe Rosales Semien 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 Healy Joyce Lowrie Phegley 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 Healy Joyce Lowrie Phegley Plouffe Rosales Semien Vogt