1 ABOUT THE A S: The A s have lost each of their last two games after winning five straight the losing streak has dropped the A s back to the.500 mark for the seventh time this year are after 20 games for the second consecutive season it marks the fifth time in the last six years the A s have been at or above.500 after 20 games remain in second place in the American League West for the seventh consecutive day and are a season-high tying four games behind first place Houston (also April 17) have spent one day tied for first, seven days in second, four days tied for second, 10 days in third and one day tied for fourth Oakland has won each of its last two series and three of its last four. SCORING MARGIN: The A s played just their third one-run game of the season last night, which is tied for the fewest in the majors (CIN, CWS, HOU) are 1-2 in those games and only Cincinnati has fewer one-run wins nine of the A s 20 games have been decided by five runs or more, which is tied with Texas for the most in the majors are 3-6 in those nine games and the six losses by five or more are also the most in the majors have a season run differential of -13, which is fourth lowest in the American League. STARTING PITCHING: Jesse Hahn tossed 8.0 innings last night, which was the longest outing by an A s starter this year it was just the third outing of seven or more innings, which is tied for third fewest in the American League A s starting pitchers are 6-3 with a 2.76 ERA (23 er in 75.0 ip) and.184 (49-for-266) opponents batting average over the last 13 games went 3-3 with a 6.19 ERA and.230 opponents average over the first seven contests are 9-6 with a 3.88 ERA (48 er in ip) for the season have the lowest opponents batting average (.200) and slugging percentage (.309) in the majors and the fewest home runs (9) have the lowest on-base percentage in the AL (.293) and are tied with Minnesota for the most wins however, have hit the most batters in the majors (8) and are 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. PITCHING: The A s have allowed a.338 opponents slugging percentage, which is.023 points lower than any other team (KC and NYY,.361) have the second lowest opponents batting average in the American League (.217) and fourth lowest on-base percentage (.301) are tied for the second fewest home runs (16) however, have hit the second most batters (11) and have the third fewest strikeouts (145) have not allowed a run in the fourth inning Oakland is the only team in the majors that has an inning (one through nine) in which they have not allowed a run. DEFENSIVE DOINGS: The A s have gone six straight games without an error after making at least one miscue in 11 consecutive games that was Oakland s second longest streak of consecutive games with an error over the last nine years (15, May 3-18, 2015) have committed 17 errors for the season, which is the most in the American League and tied for fourth most in the majors five of the 17 errors this year have been committed by pitchers, which is the most in the majors, and five have been by outfielders, which is the most in the AL the 17 errors have led to 10 unearned runs, which is tied for second most in the AL (Tampa Bay, 13). OFFENSE: The A s have been held to one run in each of the last two games and have scored nine runs over the last four contests struck out a season-high tying 11 times last night (seventh time this year) have 166 strikeouts for the season, which is tied for fourth most in the American League are tied for fourth in the AL in doubles (35) and extra base hits (62) have nine sacrifice flies, which is tied with San Francisco and Seattle for the most in the majors are tied for second in the AL in sacrifice hits (4) the A s have started five different batters in the leadoff spot and they are batting a combined.171 (13-for-76) with 10 walks and a hit by pitch (1 sf,.273 on-base percentage) the batting average is second lowest in the majors (NYM,.133) and the on-base percentage is fourth lowest in the AL Oakland is batting a Major League low.176 (12-for-68) in the first inning have a.207 (28-for-135) average with runners in scoring position, which is fourth lowest in the AL. ON THE BASES: A s opponents have been successful in 19-of-23 (82.6%) stolen base attempts the stolen bases are second most in the majors O AKLAND A THLETICS Game Information Oakland Athletics Baseball Company 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA A s PR on Alerts OAKLAND ATHLETICS (10-10) VS. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (10-12) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 ANGEL STADIUM 7:05 P.M. PDT LHP SEAN MANAEA (1-1, 4.43) VS. RHP MATT SHOEMAKER (0-1, 4.98) NBCSCA A S RADIO NETWORK (95.7 FM THE GAME) PITCHING PROBABLES (Pittsburgh, 21) and the stolen base percentage is fourth highest in the American League had their first catcher caught stealing of the season Saturday, which is tied for second fewest in the AL (Tampa Bay, 0). HOME AND AWAY: The A s are 0-1 on their second road trip of the season, a nine-game trip to Los Angeles-AL (0-1), 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 3-4 (.429) 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 six in seven games on the road. THIS AND THAT: The A s played their first extra inning game of the season last night and lost fell to 0-2 in games decided in the last at bat are one of four teams without a last at bat win (CIN, LAD, MIN) are 9-6 in games in which they homer, 1-4 when they don t are 7-4 when out-homering the opponent and the 11 games with more homers than the opposition are the most in the American League are averaging 3 hours and 3 minutes per game, which is tied for second fastest in the AL (KC, 3:01) won their first replay review of the season 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 8-9 (.471) 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 placed Rajai Davis on the disabled list yesterday and now have nine players on the DL (Axford, Bassitt, R.Davis, Graveman, Gray, Mengden, Semien, Smolinski, Wendle) Bassitt, Semien and Smolinski are on the 60-day DL last year, the A s had at least nine players on the DL everyday from May 9 through the end of the season 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 2-3 against the Angels this year lost the first game in Anaheim last night after splitting a four-game series in Oakland to start the season have now lost seven of the last eight games 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 Khris Davis is tied for the American League lead in home runs (7) has drawn a walk in five consecutive games (seven 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 Ryon Healy is 11-for-26 (.423) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI over his last eight games after going 6-for-40 (.150) over his previous 10 contests Jed Lowrie has a 73-game errorless streak as a second baseman, which is the third longest such streak in Oakland history. THIS DATE IN A S HISTORY In 1990 Walt Weiss homers in the fourth inning of a 6-4 A s victory at Baltimore he would not homer again as an Athletic, setting an Oakland record with an 837-at bat homerless streak in 1997 Mark McGwire ties an Oakland record by walking five times in the A s 7-6, 11 inning win against Kansas City three of the walks were intentional in 2001 the A s tie an Oakland record with 11 extra base hits in a 16-6 win at Chicago Johnny Damon and Frank Menechino have two doubles each and Eric Chavez homers twice as the A s collect seven doubles and four home runs. Thu., April 27 at Los Angeles (AL) RHP Kendall Graveman (2-0, 2.00) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 4.76) 7:05 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Fri., April 28 at Houston RHP Jharel Cotton (2-2, 4.76) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 4.29) 5:10 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Sat., April 29 at Houston RHP Andrew Triggs (3-1, 2.43) vs. RHP Joe Musgrove (1-1, 5.91) 4:10 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game Sun., April 30 at Houston RHP Jesse Hahn (1-1, 2.08) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (4-0, 1.22) 11:10 NBCSCA/95.7 FM The Game 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: Sean Manaea (1-1, 4.43 ERA) FOR STARTERS: Is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA (2 er in 11.0 ip) and.135 (5-for-37) opponents batting average over his last two starts after going 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA and.190 opponents batting average over his first two starts. FIVE HITS OR FEWER: Has allowed five hits or fewer in each of his first four starts his season-opening streak of four consecutive starts of at least five innings with five hits or fewer matches the second longest such streak in Oakland history it is the longest since Chad Gaudin also had a fourgame streak in 2007 the longest is a five-game streak by Mike Norris in OPPONENTS BATTING: Has allowed a.165 (13-for-79) opponents batting average, which is fifth lowest in the American League has allowed just three extra base hits (two triples, one home run) for the seventh lowest slugging percentage (.253) however, is tied for the lead in hit batters (4) and tied for eighth in walks (12) the four hit batters match his season total from last year (144.2 innings) opponents are 2-for-43 (.047) with two strikes they are 1-for-17 (.059) when leading of an inning but he has walked four and hit three for a.333 on-base percentage opponents are batting.083 (4-for-48) when leading off an inning compared to.290 (9-for- 31) with runners on base has a.258 (8-for-31) opponents batting average the first time through the lineup,.104 (5-for-48) after that. THE FIRST INNING: Has not allowed a run in the first inning last year, he had a 1.13 ERA in the first inning, which was the lowest in the majors and third lowest in Oakland history among pitchers with 20 or more innings now has a 0.96 ERA (3 er in 28.0 ip) in his career. FIRST START: He had a no decision in the A s 7-6 loss to Los Angeles (AL) April 4 in Oakland the A s scored a run in the first but he allowed three runs in the second inning on a two-run single by Maldonado and a RBI single from Escobar an RBI triple by Trout in the fifth inning increased the Angels lead to 4-2 and he was relieved by Hendriks to start the seventh the A s scored four times in the bottom of the seventh to get him off the hook. SECOND START: He was the losing pitcher in the A s 8-1 loss at Texas April 9 struck out a career-high 10 batters in just 5.1 innings became just the sixth pitcher in Oakland history to strike out 10 or more in fewer than six innings, the first since Rich Harden on Sept. 5, 2011 against Kansas City (10 so in 5.0 ip) allowed a three-run home run to Gallo in the second inning loaded the bases with one out in the sixth and was relieved by Montas, who allowed all three runs to score. THIRD START: He had a no decision in the A s 10-6 loss to Houston in Oakland on April 15 tossed 5.0 hitless innings but walked a career-high five batters and yielded two runs is just the second A s pitcher since at least 1913 to toss five or more hitless innings and allow a run (Chris Codiroli, June 27, 1986 against Chicago) became the first MLB pitcher since at least 1913 with the following pitching line: 5.0 ip, 0 h, 2 r, 1 er, 5 bb, 6 so had a 5-0 lead when he walked the bases loaded to start the sixth inning fielding errors by Rosales and Decker allowed two of those runs to score the bullpen allowed eight runs over the final three innings for the blown save and loss. LAST START: He picked up his first win of the season in the A s 3-1 victory over Seattle last Friday in Oakland allowed his only run in six innings of work in the third inning when Heredia singled with two outs and scored on a Haniger triple retired the side in order just once: the fifth the A s tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth and then scored twice in the sixth for the win. MANAEA S 2017 STARTS Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT April 4 Los Angeles (AL) April 9 at Texas 1-8 L April 15 Houston April 21 Seattle 3-1 W MANAEA vs. LOS ANGELES: Is 0-1 with a 4.34 ERA (18.2 ip, 15 h, 10 r, 9 er, 6 bb, 11 so, 3 hr) in three career starts one of the starts came in Oakland and it was earlier this year on April 4 in a 7-6 A s loss (see first start above) the other two starts STARTS VS. LOS ANGELES DATE H/A DEC IP H R ER BB SO 8/2/16 A L /26/16 A /4/17 H came last year at Anaheim the loss came in a 5-4 decision at Los Angeles Aug. 2 shutout the Angels on two hits over the first four innings and had a 2-0 lead when he allowed a two-run home run to Bandy in the bottom of the fifth surrendered a three-run home run to Marte in the sixth for the loss then had a no decision in the A s 2-1 loss at Los Angeles (AL) on Sept. 26 did not allow a run over the first three innings to extend his scoreless streak to a career-high 15.1 innings surrendered a leadoff home run to Trout in the fourth, but that was the only run he would allow in seven innings of work the A s were held to a run on four hits by Weaver and four Angels relievers. MANAEA 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 Albert Pujols R Andrelton Simmons R Mike Trout R Luis Valbuena L SPRING TRAINING RECAP: Went 1-1 with a 3.91 ERA in seven games, including six starts, this spring surrendered just one home run in 23.0 innings allowed a.258 (23-for-89) opponents batting average allowed one run or fewer in five of his seven appearances, including no runs three times walked one batter or fewer in six of his seven outings but issued five walks in 3.0 innings in the other. MANAEA S 2017 SPRING TRAINING APPEARANCES Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR *Feb. 27 at San Francisco March 4 Cleveland 5-15 L March 9 Cincinnati 12-5 W March 14 Colorado March 20 Arizona March 25 Cincinnati March 30 at San Francisco Totals (7 games, 6 starts) *indicates relief appearance 2016 RECAP: Made his Major League debut with the A s following an April 29 promotion and went 7-9 with a 3.86 ERA in 25 games, including 24 starts ranked second among American League rookies in strikeouts (124), innings pitched (144.2) and games started and tied for fifth in wins the strikeouts tied for sixth most in Oakland history by a rookie allowed a.248 opponents batting average and walked 37 batters for a.298 on-base percentage was 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA and.282 opponents batting average in nine starts when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 14 with a left pronator strain was reinstated June 29 and went 5-5 with a 2.74 ERA and.229 opponents batting average in 16 games, 15 starts, following his return his ERA following his return from the DL was fifth lowest in the AL. OPPONENTS BATTING: His opponents batting average included.180 (18-for-100) against left-handed hitters compared to.263 (117-for-445) against right-handers based on a minimum of 140 innings pitched, the mark against lefties was second lowest in the AL and the lowest in Oakland history (previous:.185, Norris, 1980) allowed 17 of his 20 home runs and issued 33 of his 37 walks to righties for a.754 OPS had a.526 OPS against lefties, which was second lowest in the AL and in Oakland history (.504, Norris, 1980) opponents hit.192 with runners in scoring position, which was third lowest in the AL among pitchers with 140 or more innings pitched had a.152 average with RISP and two outs held the three hitter to a.197 average, which was fifth lowest in the AL 13 of his 20 home runs came after his 60th pitch in a game yielded a.430 batting average and.733 slugging percentage when the opponents put the first pitch in play but had a.157 opponents average with two strikes. BEFORE AND AFTER THE ALL-STAR BREAK: Went 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA and.220 opponents batting average in 13 games after the All-Star Break after going 3-5 with a 5.24 ERA and.278 opponents average in 12 starts before the break had the fifth lowest post-break ERA in the AL. HOME AND AWAY: Was 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) at home compared to 2-6 with a 4.99 ERA in 11 starts on the road had the fifth lowest home ERA in the AL. INNING BY INNING: Had a 1.59 ERA and.210 opponents batting average over innings one through three and a 6.21 ERA and.283 opponents batting average from the fourth inning on among pitchers with 20 or more innings, he had the lowest first inning ERA in the majors (1.13) and the fourth lowest second inning ERA (1.44) his first inning ERA was third lowest in Oakland history using the 20 inning minimum. MANAEA 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 MANAEA S CAREER HIGHS Low Hit CG: None IP: 8.0, 7/22/16 vs. TB Fewest IP, GS: 2.2, 5/10/16 at BOS H: 11, 7/27/16 at TEX R: 8, 5/10/16 at BOS ER: 8, 5/10/16 at BOS BB: 5, 4/15/17 vs. HOU SO: 10, 4/9/17 at TEX HR: 2 (five times), last: 8/7/16 vs. CHI Pitches: 106, 7/10/16 at HOU Win Streak: 2, 9/14/16 to 10/2/16 Loss Streak: 3, 7/5/16 to 8/7/16 Scoreless Streak: 15.1, 8/29/16 to 9/26/16 Complete Games: None Shutouts: None TOMORROW S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER RHP Kendall Graveman (2-0, 2.00 ERA): 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 is scheduled to be reinstated tomorrow to make his fourth start of the season had a no decision in his last start, a 7-2 A s loss to Houston on April 14 in Oakland (5.0 ip, 5 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 1 hr) 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 against Los Angeles including a win in one start this year, a 4-2 A s win on Opening Night in Oakland on April 3 (6.0 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 7 so) 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) compiled a record and a 4.11 ERA in a team-leading 31 starts in his second season with the A s last year.
3 TEAM 1-4, 4.28 ERA (32 er in 67.1 ip) Saves/Opportunities: 5-for-8 (62.5%) Last night, 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 22 walks in their last 14 games (45.1 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 snapped a nine-game streak of throwing three or more innings last night...they have pitched three or more innings in 15-of-20 games this season. Are 5-for-8 in save chances...were 3-of-3 in their last six contests before blowing a save last night...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: 4/21 vs. Seattle (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 0 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/0 First Hitters: 1-8 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. ATHLETICS BULLPEN BRIEFS Allowed three unearned runs on April 14 against Houston total of three unearned runs allowed are tied for the second 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: 4/22 vs. Seattle (ND, 0.2 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 0 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 3/1 First Hitters: 2-4, 3 bb Has tossed back-to-back 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 a hit or an earned run over 2.1ip...has a ERA (6er, 4.0ip) against all other opponents. Lefties are 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, a triple and four RBI against him this season...righties are 4-for-15 (.267) 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 last night...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: 4/22 vs. Seattle (ND, 1.0 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 5/3 First Hitters: 1-6, bb Has allowed five runs over his last four appearances (6.1 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. Right-handed opponents are batting just.182 (4-for-22) against him, while lefties are batting.353 (6-for-17) / 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: 4/20 vs. Seattle (GS) (ND, 4.0 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 4 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 0/0 First Hitters: 0-0 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville yesterday 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 17 YONDER ALONSO Current Streak: 0 for 4 Los Angeles Series: 0-4 Last Homestand: 6-22, 4 r, 3 2b, 2 hr, 4 rbi, 2 bb, 5 so, gidp Is 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles and two home runs over his last four games after going 2-for-18 (.111) over his previous seven contests. Has three home runs for the season, which match his most ever in April (2013). Is batting.300 (12-for-40) against right-handed pitching,.167 (2-for-12) against left-handers. Is 8-for-18 (.444) 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: 0 for 11 Los Angeles Series: 0-3, bb, 2 so Last Homestand: 6-23, 6 r, 3 hr, 5 rbi, 4 bb, ibb, 7 so, sb, sf, gidp Is 2-for-19 (.105) with seven walks over his last seven games after batting.340 with three walks over his first 12 contests. Has drawn a walk in five consecutive games (seven walks total), which marks the first time in his career he has walked in more than three straight games. Hit his seventh home run of the season a week ago today and is tied for the American League lead in home runs the home run came in the A s 15th game, making him the fourth player in Oakland history with seven home runs in the A s first 15 games (Jackson, 1974; Giambi, 2000; Dye, 2004) hit just three home runs in 23 games in April last year. Is tied for third in the AL in runs (14) and go-ahead RBI (5), ranks fifth in slugging (.621) and tied for eighth in total bases (41). Is 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, two home runs, three RBI and four walks in five games against Los Angeles this year has four home runs in 11 career games at Angel Stadium. 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 yesterday 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: 1 game (1 for 3) Los Angeles Series: 1-3, bb, 2 so, sh, cs Last Homestand: 6-20, 3 r, 2b, 3b, rbi, 3 bb, hbp, 6 so, sb Is 1-for-10 (.100) over his last four games after going 6-for-15 (.400) over his first five contests. Was selected from Triple-A Nashville April 15 and has started eight games (six in center field, two in right field). Was a non-roster invitee with the A s this spring and hit.333 with no home runs and four RBI in 22 games added seven walks for a.450 on-base percentage tied for the team lead in doubles (6). 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 6 Los Angeles Series: 0-5, 4 so Last Homestand: 11-28, 4 r, 4 2b, hr, 6 rbi, 2 bb, 7 so, gidp Went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts last night it was his second career four-strikeout game (Oct. 2, 2016 at Seattle) Is 11-for-26 (.423) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI over his last eight games after going 6-for-40 (.150) over his previous 10 contests. Is tied for fifth in the American League in doubles (6). Is the only Athletic to play in all 20 games has made 18 starts at three different positions (eight at designated hitter, six at first base, four at third base) Is 4-for-6 (.667) with runners in scoring position over the last seven games after starting the year 0-for-10 with RISP. Is batting.423 (11-for-26) against left-handed pitching compared to.170 (8-for-47) against right-handers. Is 3-for-19 (.158) with two home runs against Los Angeles this year and is a.321 (17-for-53) career hitter against the Angels with four home runs and 11 RBI in 14 games is 9-for-27 (.333) at Angel Stadium. ATHLETICS BATTING NOTES Is batting.333 (14-for-42) with all three of his home runs and all nine of his RBI at home compared to.161 (5-for-31) on the road. Is 2-for-2 with a double and RBI as a pinch hitter and is tied for the AL lead in pinch hits. 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: 0 for 7 Los Angeles Series: 0-4, so, gidp Last Homestand: 3-20, 2b, 2 rbi, 2 bb, 6 so, cs, 2 sf Is 2-for-23 (.087) over his last eight games and is hitting.157 for the season batted.196 during the spring hit.379 in April last year. Made his first start against a left-handed pitcher Saturday against Seattle is 3-for-8 (.375) against lefties, 5-for-43 (.116) against righties over the last five years, he has made 348 of his 361 starts against righties. Is 1-for-13 (.077) against the Angels this year and is a.184 (25-for-136) career hitter against Los Angeles appeared in 93 games with the Angels in 2015 and is a.133 (26-for-195) 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). Snapped a 0-for-13 streak with a seventh inning single Friday night. Has walked five times over his first 17 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 yesterday 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. 8 JED LOWRIE Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 5) Los Angeles Series: 1-5 Last Homestand: 8-29, 4 r, 2 2b, 3 bb, 5 so Is batting.275 after hitting.314 in April last year is a.306 (181-for-592) 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.313 (15-for-48) at night,.190 (4-for-21) during the day. Is 6-for-20 (.300) in five games against Los Angeles this year. 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 Has a 73-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. Is 1-for-12 (.083) with runners in scoring position last year, he hit.483 with RISP over his first 34 games through May 27. Had the day off a week ago today after playing every inning over the A s first 14 games. 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.
5 28 MATT OLSON Current Streak: 0 for 3 Seattle Series: 0-3, 2 so Last Homestand: 0-3, 2 so Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville last Friday and made his 2017 debut Sunday with a start in right field (0-for-3). Went 5-for-30 (.167) in 15 games with the A s this spring but four of his five hits were for extra bases (one double, one triple, two home runs) was optioned to Nashville March 17. Appeared in 13 games at first base and one at third base with the Sounds was 10-for-41 (.244) against right-handed pitching, 1-for-10 (.100) against left-handers 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 his Major League debut with Oakland as a September call-up and went 2-for-21 (.095) in 11 games also batted.235 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI in 131 games in his Triple-A debut with Nashville 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 last 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: 6 games (6 for 21) Los Angeles Series: 1-3, bb Last Homestand: 8-30, 6 r, 4 hr, 7 rbi, 4 bb, 14 so, gidp Has hit safely in each of his last six games (6-for-21,.286) and 11 of his last 12 (11-for-39,.282) after going 4-for-26 (.154) over his first seven contests. Is 11-for-33 (.333) with the bases empty, 4-for-32 (.125) with runners on base. Hit his 100th career home run last Friday night, 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-59 (.169) in 16 career games at Angel Stadium but has three home runs and 12 RBI. Grounded into his fifth double play of the season 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: 1 game (1 for 4) Los Angeles Series: 1-4, 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 nine games at shortstop since the injury to Semien and is 7-for-29 (.241) over that stretch. Is 7-for-16 (.438) against left-handed pitching, 4-for-24 (.167) against right-handers. 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). Has made 13 starts at three different positions (nine at shortstop, three at second base and one in left field). 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: 0 for 6 Los Angeles Series: 0-3, so Last Homestand: 3-16, r, 2b, rbi, bb, 3 so, sf Is 3-for-22 (.136) over his last seven games after hitting.286 over his first seven contests. Has made 13 of his 14 starts in games started by a right-handed pitcher is 11-for-40 (.275) against right-handers, 0-for-10 against lefties. Is batting.333 (4-for-12) during the day,.184 (7-for-38) at night. Opponents have been successful in each of their 11 stolen base attempts off him the 11 stolen bases are the most allowed by an American League catcher and third most in the majors. 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 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 #DIV/0! Olson Phegley #DIV/0! Pinder Plouffe Rosales Vogt others TOTALS A S CAREER HITTING VS. SHOEMAKER PLAYER BAT AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Yonder Alonso L Mark Canha R Khris Davis R Rajai Davis R Ryon Healy R Matt Joyce L Jed Lowrie S Trevor Plouffe R Adam Rosales R Marcus Semien R Jake Smolinski R Stephen Vogt 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... 2, 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... 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 (four times), last: April 23 vs. Seattle (9th) 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...11 (seven times), last: April 25 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 (three times), last: Trevor Plouffe, April 20 vs. Seattle Most Walks, Game...2 (10 times), last: Khris Davis, April 22 vs. Seattle 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