1 O AKLAND A THLETICS Game Information Oakland Athletics Baseball Company 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA A s PR on Alerts OAKLAND ATHLETICS (72-84) VS. SEATTLE MARINERS (76-81) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 OAKLAND COLISEUM 7:05 P.M. PDT RHP DANIEL MENGDEN (2-1, 3.30) VS. LHP JAMES PAXTON (12-5, 3.03) NBCSCA A S RADIO NETWORK (95.7 FM THE GAME) EN ESPAÑOL (KIQI 1010 AM) ABOUT THE A S: Had their season-high seven-game winning streak snapped last night it was the A s longest winning streak over the last four years are now 14-4 over the last 18 games went over the first 83 games through July 3 but are since then are (.462) for the season, which is the third worst record in the American League and 10th worst in the majors have clinched a losing record for the third consecutive season, which marks the fifth time in Oakland history the A s have finished under.500 in at least three straight seasons (last: ) however, have topped their record from each of the previous two seasons (69-93 last year, in 2015) have been in sole possession of last place in the AL West every day dating back to May 30 and have spent 123 days in fifth overall. HOME AND AWAY: The A s had their season-high eight-game home winning streak snapped last night it was their longest home winning streak over the last four years are 3-1 on the final homestand of the season against Texas (3-0) and Seattle (0-1) and have won 11 of the last 14 home games are (.570) at home compared to (.351) on the road have the fifth best home record in the American League but the second worst road record the home winning percentage is.219 better than the road, which is currently the second largest differential in Oakland history (.223 in 2003,.210 in 1999) have clinched a winning record at home for the first time since 2014 (48-33) leave following the game tomorrow for the final road trip of the season, a four-game series at Texas went 6-3 on the last road trip to Boston (1-2), Philadelphia (2-1) and Detroit (3-0) for their third winning road trip of the season (June 23-29, Aug. 2-6) have clinched a losing record on the road for the fourth consecutive season and ninth time in the last 11 years are in home series compared to in road series. MORE AT HOME: The A s have hit 126 home runs at home, which ties the Oakland record for home runs in the Coliseum (2000) are slugging.470, which is on pace to break the Oakland record for highest home slugging percentage (.462 in 2002) have already set Oakland records for extra base hits (301) and strikeouts (705) at home have 163 doubles, which is second most to the record of 170 in 2005 have 408 runs scored, which ranks sixth (466 in 2000, 461 in 1999, 440 in 1996, 427 in 2002, 423 in 2001) lead the American League in extra base hits, rank second in doubles and strikeouts, third in home runs and slugging and fourth in runs scored the pitching staff has set an Oakland record for strikeouts at home (641) has a 4.41 ERA, which will be third highest in Oakland history if it remains above 4.34 (5.57 in 1997, 5.12 in 1996) have allowed 95 home runs, which is third most in Oakland history (102 in 1996, 96 in 1997). A s IN SEPTEMBER: The A s are 14-9 in September and need one more win to clinch a winning record in a month for the first time since going in April of 2016 the 14 wins are the A s most in a month since they went in June of 2015 the streak of 10 consecutive losing months is an Oakland record have hit 39 home runs, which ranks second in the American League and tied for fourth in Oakland history in the month of September (47 in 2000, 42 in 2012, 42 in 2013) have struck out 214 times, which is fourth most in the AL and third most in Oakland history (276 in 2012, 223 in 1999) have already set franchise records for most strikeouts in the months of April (221), May (255), June (285), July (229) and August (244) this year also rank second in the AL in walks (88), third in extra base hits (87), slugging percentage (.477) and on-base percentage (.343) and fourth in runs (127). DEFENSIVE DOINGS: The A s have a season-high seven-game errorless streak however, lead the majors with 118 errors for the season, which is six more than any other team (CWS, 112) have led the majors in errors three times in Oakland history (1977, 1979, 2015) also lead the majors in unearned runs (82) rank third in the American League in stolen bases allowed (108), tied for third in passed balls (16) and fourth in double plays (158) and fewest outfield assists (21). OFFENSE: The A s have struck out a franchise record 1448 times, which is fifth most in American League history (1535 by HOU in 2013, 1488 by TB in 2017, 1482 by TB in 2016, 1452 by HOU in 2016) rank third in the AL in doubles (291) and extra base hits (532) this year and fifth in home runs (226), walks (553) and slugging percentage (.435) the home runs are fourth most in Athletics history (243 in 1996, 239 in 2000, 235 in 1999) and the extra base hits are sixth most (555 in 2001, 547 in 1996, 543 in 2000, 542 in 1999, 540 in 2004) have 57 home runs dating back to Aug. 21, which is tied with Cleveland for the most in the majors home runs have accounted for 350 of the A s 714 runs (49.0%) the Oakland record for highest percentage of runs scoring on home runs is 46.3% in 1996 have been hit by the fewest pitches in the AL (41), rank third in fewest stolen bases (57) and fourth in fewest triples (15). PITCHING: The A s allowed four home runs last night to bring their season total to 203 this marks the second time in Oakland history the A s have allowed 200 home runs are two short of the record of 205 set in 1996 have compiled a 2.83 ERA (28 er in 89.0 ip) over the last 10 games but have a 4.68 ERA for the season, which is fourth highest in the AL the last time Oakland finished with an ERA above 4.58 was in 1999 (4.68) rank second in the majors with an Athletics franchise record 83 wild pitches have allowed 523 extra base hits, which is fourth most in Oakland history (581 in 1997, 556 in 1996, 530 in 1998) have 1160 strikeouts, which is fourth fewest in the AL but tied for fifth most in Athletics history (1244 in 2014, 1188 in 2016, 1183 in 2013, 1179 in 2015, 1160 in 2011). STARTING PITCHING: A s starting pitchers have allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of the last 10 games allowed six and seven runs in the other two contests and are 6-1 with a 2.56 ERA (15 er in 52.2 ip) over that span overall, rank second in the AL in fewest strikeouts (652), tied for third in fewest complete games (1) and fourth in fewest home runs (125) the Athletics record for fewest complete games in a season is one in ROOKIES: The trio of Matt Olson (24), Chad Pinder (15) and Matt Chapman (13) have combined for 52 home runs in just 224 games, which is third most in Oakland history by a rookie trio (69 by McGwire/Steinbach/Polonia in 398 games in 1987, 56 by Gross/Page/Armas in 409 games in 1977) this is just the second time in Oakland history the A s had three rookies with 10 or more home runs (1977) the A s have employed 20 rookies this year, which is the second highest total in Oakland history (21 in 2008). THIS AND THAT: The A s are (.490) against teams that have either clinched a playoff spot (BOS, CLE, HOU, NYY, WASH) or currently have a playoff spot (MIN) are (.449) against all other teams are (.550) during day games compared to (.406) at night are (.414) against the American League West, (.500) against all other teams have 10 walk-off wins, including an Athletics record and Major League leading seven walk-off home runs are averaging 3 hours, 9 minutes and 24 seconds per game the Oakland record for longest average time of game is 3:08:28 in 2000 have 33 players on the active roster. A s vs. MARINERS: The A s have lost each of their last seven games to Seattle, which matches the longest losing streak against the Mariners in Oakland history (Sept. 26, 2008-May 1, 2009 and Aug. 13-Sept. 30, 2016) have lost the season series for the fifth consecutive season as they trail 6-11 with two games remaining prior to this streak, had never lost more than four straight season series to the Mariners are 3-4 in Oakland and went 3-7 in Seattle are (.388) against the Mariners dating back to the start of the 2013 season, which is the second worst record by any American League team against Seattle (TB, 12-20/.375) all-time, the A s are against the Mariners that includes in Oakland, in Seattle and 1-1 in Tokyo are at Safeco Field. TODAY S TIDBITS Khris Davis is the second player in Athletics history with back-to-back 40-homer seasons the other is Jimmie Foxx, who did it three straight seasons from Jed Lowrie has tied the Oakland record for doubles in a season with 47 (Jason Giambi, 2001). THIS DATE IN A S HISTORY In 1954 the Philadelphia Athletics play at New York in their last game ever and defeat the Yankees, 8-6 in 1971 Vida Blue strikes out four Milwaukee Brewers in his final start of the season to bring his season total to 301 he joins Rube Waddell as the only two Athletic pitchers to fan 300 in a single season in 1974 Jim Hunter tosses a seven-hitter to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 it is his 25 th win and his fourth straight 20-win season in 1996 Terry Steinbach hits an inside the park home run in the A s 7-5 win over Seattle in the Coliseum to ties Carlton Fisk s record for most home runs by an American League catcher, a record Steinbach would later break in 2002 the A s clinch their second AL West title in three years and win their 100 th game of the season with a 5-3, 10 inning win at Seattle Miguel Tejada collects his 200 th hit of the season in that game to become the first Oakland player to reach the 200 plateau. PITCHING PROBABLES Wed., Sept. 27 vs. Seattle RHP Kendall Graveman (6-4, 4.17) vs. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (5-6, 4.35) 12:35 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: Daniel Mengden (2-1, 3.30 ERA) FOR STARTERS: Has combined to make just 16 starts this year between the majors and minors due to two stints on the disabled list is 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA in five starts over two stints with the A s has walked just five batters in 30.0 innings (1.50 per nine innings) went 0-1 with a ERA and.371 opponents batting average in two starts during his first stint from May 29 to June 3 and is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (2 er in 22.0 ip) and.182 (14-for-77) opponents batting average in three starts since returning to Oakland Sept. 5 when Triple-A Nashville s season concluded went 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA nine starts with the Sounds and 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts with the A s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League. NO RUNS, NO WALKS: Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in his last start last Wednesday at Detroit after firing a complete game two-hit shutout in his previous start on Sept. 15 at Philadelphia did not walk a batter in either start and he joins Catfish Hunter (Sept. 5-9, 1974) and Bartolo Colon (May 26-31, 2013) as the only A s pitchers since at least 1913 with back-to-back games of seven or more innings and no runs or walks now has a 16.0-inning scoreless streak, which is a career high, an A s season high and the second longest active streak in the majors (Olson, CLE 17.2). THE DISABLED LIST: Began the season on Oakland s 10-day disabled list after fracturing his medial tibial sesamoid bone while throwing a bullpen at home Jan. 31 had surgery on his right foot Feb. 8 at Houston Methodist Hospital the surgery, which involved a sesamoidectomy, was performed by Dr. Kevin Varner started a rehab assignment with Nashville on May 8 and made three starts before he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Nashville May 20 was on the Sounds disabled list from June 9 to Aug. 13 with a strained right oblique. LOSSES: Is 4-10 in 19 career starts the 10 losses are tied for second most in Oakland history by a pitcher over his first 19 career games Mike Morgan has the most as he was 2-13 in 16 career games with the A s. HOME AND AWAY: Is 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA (6 er in 10.2 ip) in two starts at home compared to 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA (5 er in 19.1 ip) in three starts on the road is now 0-7 with a 6.48 ERA (36 er in 50.0 ip) in 10 career starts in the Coliseum compared to 4-3 with a 4.67 ERA (27 er in 52.0 ip) in nine starts on the road his seven-game career-opening home losing streak is tied for second longest by an Athletic since at least 1913 with Wally Burnette (July 24-Sept. 9, 1956) the longest is 11 by Bobby Hasty (Sept. 11, 1919-Aug. 11, 1921) it is tied for third longest in Oakland history at any point in the season and is the longest since Mike Mohler also lost seven straight home games from Aug. 16, 1996-May 28, 1997 the last A s pitcher with a longer home losing streak is Matt Keough, who lost nine straight from Sept. 27, 1981 to July 9, THIS AND THAT: Picked up the win in his last start for his first career victory in 10 starts during the day the A s are 4-1 in his starting assignments this year after going 3-11 last year has not walked a batter to lead off an inning has allowed a.241 opponents batting average, including.196 (10- for-51) against right-handed hitters compared to.279 (17-for-61) against left-handers FIRST START: He was the losing pitcher in the A s 5-3 loss at Cleveland on May 29 allowed three home runs, which marks the first time in his career he has allowed more than one home run in a start yielded a leadoff home run to Jackson in the third inning and then surrendered four runs in the fourth inning on back-to-back homers by Santana and Encarnacion, a RBI singles by Gomes and a Jackson sacrifice fly. SECOND START: He had a no decision in the A s 10-4 win over Washington on June 3 Oakland scored four times in the bottom of the first but he allowed a Drew sacrifice fly in the second the A s built a 6-1 lead before he allowed a three-run home run to Lind in the third had a 7-4 lead when he was relieved by Hendriks with two outs in the fifth inning and runners on first and second. THIRD START: He had a no decision in the A s 11-4 win over Houston in the second game of the doubleheader on Sept. 9 in Oakland blanked the Astros on three hits and a walk over the first five innings but Peacock shutout the A s on three hits over the first five innings Mengden allowed three runs in the sixth on a two-run home run by Altuve and a RBI single by Reddick but Oakland tied the game in the bottom of the sixth was relieved by Moll to start the seventh. FOURTH START: He tossed his first career complete game, a two-hit shutout in the A s 4-0 win at Philadelphia Sept. 15 did not walk a batter to become the 14th pitcher in Oakland history to allow two hits or fewer in a shutout and not walk a batter struck out seven while tossing a careerhigh 118 pitches those were the most pitches by an A s pitcher since Sonny Gray had 119 on May 3, 2015 at Texas Crawford had both of the Phillies hits had a one-out single in the third and a leadoff single in the sixth retired each of the final 11 batters he faced. LAST START: He won his second consecutive start in the A s 3-2 win at Detroit last Wednesday it is the first winning streak of his career tossed seven scoreless innings and yielded seven hits without walking a batter allowed a runner to reach third base three times was relieved by Dull to start the eighth inning with a 3-0 lead and Dull allowed two runs in the ninth. MENGDEN S 2017 STARTS WITH OAKLAND Date Opponent Score Dec ERA IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT May 29 at Cleveland 3-5 L May Totals (1 game, 1 start) June 3 Washington June Totals (1 game, 1 starts) Sept. 9 Houston (G#2) Sept. 15 at Philadelphia 4-0 W Sept. 20 at Detroit 3-2 W MENGDEN vs. SEATTLE: Was the losing pitcher in his only career start, a 3-2 A s loss last year on Sept. 9 in Oakland allowed a RBI double to Cruz in the first and a solo home run STARTS VS. SEATTLE DATE H/A DEC IP H R ER BB SO 9/9/16 H L to Aoki in the third those were the only runs he would allow in five innings and he retired each of the final seven batters he faced left trailing 2-1. MENGDEN S CAREER MATCHUPS VS. SEATTLE Player Bat AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SH SF HBP GDP AVG OBP SLG Robinson Cano L Nelson Cruz R Jarrod Dyson L Kyle Seager L Mike Zunino R WITH NASHVILLE: Went 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA and.255 opponents batting average in nine starts with Nashville also had a two-start rehab assignment with the A s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and did not allow a run in 5.0 innings (1 h, 3 bb, 9 so) combined with both clubs for a 2-4 record, a 3.69 ERA and.237 opponents batting average the batting average broke down to.190 (15-for-79) against left-handed hitters compared to.277 (26-for-94) against right-handers surrendered four of his five home runs to righties yielded a.217 average with runners in scoring position tossed more than five innings in just two of his starts. NASHVILLE HIGHLIGHTS: His first three starts with the Sounds were on a rehab assignment from Oakland and he went 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and.220 opponents batting average tossed 3.2 innings in each of his first two starts but then struck out a season-high seven while allowing just one run in 6.0 innings in a 13-3 win at Fresno May 18 was reinstated from the Oakland disabled list and optioned to Nashville May 20 combined with Chris Smith on a three-hit shutout in Nashville s 10-0 win over Omaha May 23 tossed a season-high seven innings and allowed all three of the hits was promoted to Oakland May 29 was optioned back to Nashville June 3 but did not pitch before going on the disabled list June 9 with a strained right oblique made two rehab starts with the A s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings Aug. 4 against the Dodgers and 3.0 scoreless and hitless innings Aug. 9 at the Cubs was reinstated Aug. 14 and went 0-3 with a 6.09 ERA over his final five starts with the Sounds walked a season-high four batters in back-to-back starts on Aug. 19 against Iowa and Aug. 24 against Round Rock matched his season high with seven strikeouts in just 4.0 innings on the 24th yielded a season-high four runs on a season-high eight hits in 5.0 innings in a 9-3 loss to Omaha on Aug. 29. MENGDEN S 2017 MINOR LEAGUE STARTS Date Opponent Score Dec ERA* IP H R ER BB SO HR #PIT with Nashville May 8 El Paso 4-5 L May 13 Albuquerque May 18 at Fresno 13-3 W May 23 Omaha 10-0 W with Arizona A s Aug. 4 Dodgers Aug. 9 at Cubs with Nashville Aug. 14 Memphis 1-3 L Aug. 19 Iowa 0-4 L Aug. 24 Round Rock Aug. 29 Omaha 3-9 L Sept. 3 at New Orleans Nashville Totals (9 games, 9 starts) Arizona Totals (2 games, 2 starts) Minor League Totals (11 G, 11 GS) *indicates ERA with club MENGDEN 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 MENGDEN S CAREER HIGHS Low Hit CG: 2, 9/15/17 at PHI IP: 9.0, 9/15/17 at PHI Fewest IP, GS: 2.2, 9/3/16 vs. BOS H: 9, 9/27/16 at LAA R: 8, 9/27/16 at LAA ER: 8, 9/27/16 at LAA BB: 5, 7/20/16 vs. HOU SO: 9, 6/22/16 vs. MIL HR: 3, 5/29/17 at CLE Pitches: 118, 9/15/17 at PHI Win Streak: 2, 9/15/17 to present Loss Streak: 4, 7/3/16 to 9/9/16 Scoreless Streak: 16.0, 9/15/17 to present Complete Games: 1, 9/15/17 at PHI Shutouts: 1, 9/15/17 at PHI TOMORROW S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER RHP Kendall Graveman (6-4, 4.17 ERA): Is 4-1 with a 3.40 ERA and.277 opponents batting average over his last nine starts dating back to Aug. 8 the bullpen has blown the save in three of his four no decisions over that span is 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 10 starts at home compared to 1-4 with a 6.39 ERA in eight starts on the road the only starting pitcher in Oakland history to go undefeated at home with five or more decisions is Kenny Rogers, who went 11-0 in 17 starts in 1998 he extended his winning streak to three games in his last start, a 4-1 A s win over Texas last Friday here in Oakland (7.0 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 4 so) is 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA (42.2 ip, 57 h, 24 r, 23 er, 10 bb, 24 so, 2 hr) in nine career appearances, including seven starts, against Seattle had a no decision in his only start this year, a 7-6 A s loss in 10 innings on Aug. 8 in Oakland (5.1 ip, 7 h, 4 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 2 so).
3 ATHLETICS BULLPEN BRIEFS TEAM 22-26, 4.56 ERA (270 er in ip) Saves/Opportunities: 33-for-56 (58.9%) The A s bullpen has converted just 14-of-25 (56.0%) save opportunities over the last 64 games is 33-for-56 (58.9%) for the season, which is the fifth lowest percentage in the majors is tied for the third most blown saves in the American League (23) and has the fourth fewest saves. Has a 4.05 ERA (107 er in ip) since the All-Star Break after posting a 4.97 ERA before the break has a 4.56 ERA for the season, which is second highest in the AL (DET, 5.66) the last time the A s bullpen finished the season with an ERA above 4.62 was in 1997 (4.82). Has allowed 78 home runs, which is tied for third most in the AL and the most homers an Oakland bullpen has ever allowed the Athletics record is 92 by the 1964 Kansas City A s. Is second the AL in most extra base hits allowed (201), is third in highest opponents slugging percentage (.429), is tied for fourth in most losses (26) and tied for third in fewest wins (22). Ranks first in the AL in fewest inherited runners (201). Has allowed 53 stolen bases, which is tied for the most in the majors. 50 RHP RAUL ALCANTARA Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas - GS (W, 5.0 ip, 2 h, 2 bb, 5 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 0/0 First Hitters: 1-3, bb Was selected from Triple-A Nashville on Sept. 5 for his second stint with the A s this year and has made four appearances, including two starts, since his return (12.2 ip, 7 h, 2 r, 2 er, 5 bb, 8 so, 1 hr, 1.42 ERA). Was on the Opening Day roster and made one start before moving to the bullpen was 0-1 with a ERA in three games when he was designated for assignment April 25 and outrighted to Nashville April 29. Has allowed at least one home run in eight of his 12 career appearances and has surrendered 13 home runs in 42.0 career innings (2.79 per nine innings) the home runs are tied for second most by an A s pitcher over the first 12 games of his career (Straily, 14). Has faced the Mariners once this season (3.0 ip, 6 h, 5 r, 5 er, 2 bb, 1 hr). Did not allow a run over his final five appearances with Nashville (5.0 ip, 4 h, 1 so) was on the Sounds disabled list from May 26 to July 28 with a strained right elbow and had a four-game rehab assignment with the A s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League did not allow a home run in 39.0 minor league innings overall his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Nashville (AAA) AZL A s (Rookie) Last Year: Made both his Triple-A and Major League debuts combined for a 9-6 record and a 3.58 ERA in 25 starts with Midland and Nashville went 1-3 with a 7.25 ERA and.333 opponents batting average in five starts with the A s. 64 RHP MICHAEL BRADY Last Outing: 9/25 vs. Seattle (ND, 3.0 ip, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/2 First Hitters: 9-15 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 25 for his fourth stint with the A s this year and has pitched five times since his return (7.0 ip, 9 h, 8 r, 8 er, 1 bb, 3 so, ERA). Tossed 5.1 innings Aug. 12 after pitching 6.0 innings of relief on Aug. 1 is the second Oakland reliever over the last 30 years with two outings greater than 5.0 innings in the same season (Brad Rigby, 1999). Posted a 3.18 ERA in seven games during his first stint from June 17 to July 18 pitched just once during his second stay from July 31 to Aug. 1. Has faced the Mariners twice this season (4.0 ip, 6 h, 5 r, 5 er, 1 so, ERA). Did not pitch with Nashville following his last option Aug. 23 had a.220 opponents batting average overall, including.220 against right-handers and.224 against left-handers his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Spent most of the year at Double-A Harrisburg but also made one start with Triple-A Syracuse in August combined to go 3-6 with a 2.89 ERA in 18 games (12 starts) overall issued just 13 walks in 81.0 innings (1.44 per nine innings). 46 RHP SANTIAGO CASILLA Last Outing: 9/24 vs.texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: Inherited Runners/Scored: 6/4 First Hitters: 11-54, 5 bb, 2 hb Has a 5.54 ERA (8 er in 13.0 ip) over his last 14 games. Has seven blown saves, which is tied for second most in the American League and is two short of his career high from last year (9) has the lowest save percentage in the major leagues (69.6%). Is tied for eighth among AL relievers in losses (5), tied for 14th in first batter strikeouts (20) and tied for sixth in stolen bases against (10). Opponents are 9-for-57 (.158) with runners in scoring position. Has not allowed a run in 11 appearances on no days rest (11.0 ip). Has faced the Mariners seven times this season (6.0 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 4 so, 1 hr, 4.50 ERA). 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. 67 RHP SIMON CASTRO Last Outing: 9/24 vs. Texas (ND, 1.2 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 hr) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 11/2 First Hitters: 3-21, hbp, bb Has allowed 13 earned runs in his last 11 games (17.0 ip, 6.75 ERA) after not allowing an earned run in nine of his previous 10 outings (1.26 ERA). Has a 3.00 ERA (5 er in 15.0 ip) in 11 games at home compared to a 5.89 ERA (12 er in 18.1 ip) in 11 games on the road. Has faced the Mariners three times this season (3.2 ip, 1 h, 2 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 3 so, 0.00 ERA). Was selected from Triple-A Nashville on July 16 after going 3-5 with four saves, a 3.32 ERA and.176 opponents batting average in 33 relief appearances struck out 63 in 38.0 innings (14.92 per nine innings). Last Year: Spent the entire season at Triple-A Albuquerque in the Colorado organization and was 0-5 with 10 saves and a 3.38 ERA in 50 appearances, all in relief the saves were the first of his career. 35 LHP DANIEL COULOMBE Last Outing: 9/24 vs. Texas (ND, 0.1 ip) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 48/14 First Hitters: 14-61, 8 bb, hbp Has a 5.47 ERA (15 er in 24.2 ip) and.277 (26-for-93) opponents batting average over his last 39 games after logging a 1.78 ERA and.198 opponents batting average over his first 31 contests through June 24. Has the seventh most inherited runners in the American League (48) and is fifth in games pitched (70). Has a 1.38 ERA (2 er in 13.0 ip) in 18 games on no days rest, a 4.38 ERA (18 er in 37.0 ip) in his other 52 outings Has tossed fewer than one inning in 41 of his 70 appearances. Has faced the Mariners eight times this season (3.2 ip, 3 h, 5 r, 4 er, 2 bb, 1 hr, 9.82 ERA). Is 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA (8 er in 31.1 ip) in 38 games at home, 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA (12 er in 18.2 ip) in 32 games on the road. 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. 66 RHP RYAN DULL Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas (ND, 1.2 ip, 2 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-1 Inherited Runners/Scored: 21/3 First Hitters: 4-43, sf, 3 bb Has a 3.55 ERA (10 er in 25.1 ip) and.209 (19-for-91) opponents batting average in 29 games since he was reinstated from the disabled list July 27 had a 6.32 ERA and.233 opponents average in 18 games when he was placed on the 10-day DL May 20 with a strained right knee. Has an 8.10 ERA (9 er in 10.0 ip) in 13 outings on no days rest, a 3.18 ERA (12 er in 31.0 ip) in his other 34 appearances. Is tied for fourth among American League relievers in unearned runs (6). First batters faced are 4-for-43 (.093) with a sacrifice fly, three walks (.149 on-base percentage) and 19 strikeouts. Has faced the Mariners six times this season (4.0 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 2 so, 2.25 ERA). 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. 44 RHP CHRIS HATCHER Last Outing: 9/23 vs Texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 1-4 Inherited Runners/Scored: 14/3 First Hitters: 10-43, 2 bb, sf Has not allowed a run in his last 11 games for a career-high 12.0-inning scoreless streak opponents are 6-for-41 (.145) over that stretch logged a 5.63 ERA over his first nine games with the A s after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 15 for international slot money. Opponents are batting.089 (4-for-45) with runners in scoring position. Has faced the Mariners once this season (1.0 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 so, 1 hr). Was on the Dodgers Opening Day roster and was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 26 relief appearances when he was placed on the DL June 23 with thoracic inflammation had a five-game rehab assignment (6.0 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 9 so, 1.50 ERA) before he was reinstated Aug. 13. Last Year: Appeared in 37 games with the Dodgers, going 5-4 with a 5.53 ERA (25 ER/ 40.2 IP), before being placed on the DL on July 20, where he remained for the duration of the season with a strained left oblique.
4 31 RHP LIAM HENDRIKS Last Outing: 9/24 vs. Texas (ND, 1.0 ip, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-3 Inherited Runners/Scored: 34/8 First Hitters: 12-61, 7 bb Has not allowed a run in 16 of his last 17 games (1 er in 15.2 ip, 0.57 ERA) and has a 2.77 ERA (8 er in 26.0 ip) since the All-Star Break after posting a 5.40 ERA (22 er in 36.2) before the break. Has a career high 68 games pitched and 76 strikeouts. Is tied for fourth among AL relievers in runs allowed (34), tied for first in stolen bases against (12) and is 11th in highest ERA (4.31). Has an 7.20 ERA (20 er in 25.0 ip) and.302 (32-for-106) opponents average in 29 games on the road compared to a 2.39 ERA (10 er in 37.2 ip) and.180 (25-for-139) opponents batting average in 39 games at home. Has faced the Mariners six times this season (3.2 ip, 9 h, 7 r, 6 er, 3 bb, 3 so, 2 hr, ERA). 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. 62 LHP SAM MOLL Last Outing: 9/25 vs. Seattle (ND, 1.2 ip, 1 h, 2 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 4/1 First Hitters: 4-9 Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Sept. 1 and has worked in nine games in his Major League debut. Has allowed a run in five of his last seven outings (6 er in 3.2 ip, ERA) after allowing no runs over his first two games (1.0 ip). Was acquired from Colorado for a player to be named later or cash on Aug. 16 and was assigned to Nashville. Was originally selected by the Rockies in the third round of the 2013 draft and is 9-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 151 appearances in five seasons in the minors. Has faced the Mariners four times this season (3.2 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 2 so, 1 hr, 2.45 ERA). Combined for a 3.64 ERA and.280 opponents batting average in 50 minor league games overall his opponents batting average includes a mark of.272 (41-for-151) against right-handed hitters and.299 (20-for- 67) against left-handers his complete 2017 minor league stats: W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO Albuquerque (AAA) Nashville (AAA) Last Year: Was 3-5 with two saves and a 4.94 ERA in 42 relief appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque had a stint on the disabled list with a left elbow inflammation and had a two-game rehab assignment with Grand Junction. 56 RHP CHRIS SMITH Last Outing: 9/16 at Philadelphia (ND, 1.1 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 1 so) Saves/Opportunities: 0-0 Inherited Runners/Scored: 0/0 First Hitters: 0-4 Was selected from Triple-A Nashville July 8 and has made nine starts and three relief appearances since then. Is 0-4 with a 6.94 ERA in nine starts (the first starts of his career) and 0-0 with a 7.37 ERA (6 er in 7.1 ip) in three relief appearances. Has allowed 16 home runs in 54.0 innings, an average of 2.67 per nine innings that is currently the highest in the American League among pitchers with 50 or more innings. Has faced the Mariners once this season (6.0 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 4 so, 1 hr). Was 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA and.265 opponents batting average in 15 games, including 12 starts, with Nashville ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in ERA at the time of his July 8 promotion. Last Year: Was 6-8 with a 3.93 ERA in 22 starts with Triple-A Nashville when he was selected by the A s Aug. 7 had no decisions and a 2.92 ERA in 13 relief appearances with Oakland it was his first action in the majors since RHP BLAKE TREINEN Last Outing: 9/23 vs. Texas (S, 1.0 ip, 1 h, 2 so) Saves/Opportunities: Inherited Runners/Scored: 36/16 First Hitters: 21-66, 3 bb Has not allowed a run in his last seven games (6.1 ip) after allowing one run in each of his previous four contests (7.71 ERA). Has a 2.31 ERA (9 er in 35.0 ip) in 32 appearances since he was acquired from Washington July 16 in the Sean Doolittle/Ryan Madson trade compiled a 5.73 ERA in 37 games with the Nationals. However, has allowed 8-of-18 (44%) inherited runners to score with the A s and 44.4% for the season, which is eighth highest in the majors. Is tied for third among Major League relievers in opponents grounded into double plays (12) and tied for second most in hits allowed (77). Has faced the Mariners three times this season (2.1 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 0 er, 5 bb, 2 so, 0.00 ERA). Threw 1.2 innings for the save on Aug. 27 after tossing 1.1 innings for the save on Aug. 22 and pitching 2.0 innings for the save on Aug. 20 those are the first three saves of more than one inning for his career the two-inning save was the first by an A s pitcher this year. Has career highs in saves (14), hits (77), home runs (6) and earned runs (33). Last Year: Appeared in a career-high 73 games with Washington and was 4-1 with a save and a 2.28 ERA ranked eighth among National League relievers in ERA led Major League relievers with 17 opponents grounded into double plays.
5 ATHLETICS BATTING NOTES 1 FRANKLIN BARRETO Current Streak: 0 for 4 Seattle Series: 0-1, so Homestand: 0-1, so Is batting.188 with two triples, two home runs and five RBI in 22 games over two stints with the A s in his Major League debut hit.190 with two home runs and four RBI in 11 games during his first stint from June 24 to July 7 and is batting.182 (4-for-22) in 11 games during his second stint that began on Sept. 1. Is batting.244 (11-for-45) against right-handed pitchers,.053 (1-for-19) against left-handers. Has started nine games at shortstop and five at second base. Had minor league career highs in home runs (15), extra base hits (41) and strikeouts (141) and matched his best in hits (136) and triples (7) appeared in 83 games at shortstop and 25 games at second base 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: Was named to the Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star Teams after batting.281 with 10 HR and 50 RBI in 119 games with Midland also played for Nashville and hit.284 with 11 HR and 53 RBI in 123 games overall. 20 MARK CANHA Current Streak: 0 for 3 Seattle Series: 0-3 Homestand: 1-9, 2 r, 2 so, hbp, gidp Is hitting.219 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 51 games over four stints with the A s in his third season in the majors. Is batting.258 (16-for-62) in 22 games over two stints since the All-Star Break (Aug and Aug. 25-present) after hitting.191 in 29 games in two stints before the break (Opening Day-April 14 and May 9-June 8). Is 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in five games against Seattle has five home runs and 14 RBI in his career against the Mariners, both of which are his most against any team. Is batting.263 (20-for-76) in 26 games against American League West competition,.173 in 25 games against all other teams Has 33 hits, 17 of which have been for extra bases (51.5%) 20 of his 38 hits (52.6%) over the last two years are for extra bases. Has started games at four different positions (15 in center field, 13 in right field, 10 in left field, two at designated hitter). Appeared in 61 games in right field, eight in center field, four at designated hitter and three in left field 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: 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. 26 MATT CHAPMAN Current Streak: 0 for 4 Seattle Series: 0-3, gidp Homestand: 3-13, r, 2b, 2 rbi, hbp, gidp Is 5-for-42 (.119) over his last 13 games. Was selected from Triple-A Nashville June 15 and has started 77 of the A s 78 games at third base while on the active roster since then (was on the 10-day disabled list from June 19 to July 2 with left knee cellulitis). Since the All-Star Break, he leads Major League rookies in doubles (19) and extra base hits (34) ranks third among American League rookies in home runs (13) and fifth in RBI (33) since the break overall, he is tied for sixth among AL rookies in doubles (21), ranks eighth in extra base hits (36) and walks (29) and 10th in home runs (13). Is hitting.228 in 78 games in his ML debut has 21 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs and 36 of his 61 hits (59.0%) are for extra bases in Athletics history, the highest percentage of hits going for extra bases among players with 250 or more plate appearances is 59.8% by Mark McGwire in 1995 (52 of 87). Is batting.284 (40-for-141) at home compared to.165 (21-for-127) on the road had his 12-game home hitting streak snapped Saturday night. His 77 starts are the most by an A s rookie third baseman since Eric Chavez had 98 in 1999 has turned 32 double plays, which ranks fifth among AL third basemen and is tied for the most in ML history among third basemen with fewer than 100 games played (Ray Boone had 32 in 97 games with Detroit in 1953). Last Year: Began the season at Double-A Midland and was moved up to Triple-A Nashville May 21 combined for a.285 batting average, 12 home runs and 87 RBI in 132 games overall ranked second in the A s farm system in hits (155). 2 KHRIS DAVIS Current Streak: 3 games (3 for 10) Seattle Series: 1-4, gidp Homestand: 3-13, 3 r, 2 hr, 3 rbi, 2 bb, gidp Has 41 home runs, which are one short of his career high from last year is the second player in Athletics history with back-to-back 40-homer seasons the other is Jimmie Foxx, who did it three straight seasons from joins Foxx (three times), McGwire (three times) and Canseco (twice) as the only players in Athletics history with multiple 40-homer seasons his 41 homers are ninth most in Oakland history. Has 105 RBI, which are the most by an Athletic since Frank Thomas had 114 in 2006 is the first Athletic with back-to-back 100 RBI seasons since Miguel Tejada ( ) and Eric Chavez ( ) his 207 RBI over the last two years are the most by an Athletic in consecutive seasons since when Tejada had 237 and Chavez had 210. Has gone five consecutive games without a strikeout, which matches the longest such streak of his career (July 23-30, 2013; May 26-31, 2014 however, has 191 strikeouts for the season, which is second most in Athletics history to the record of 197 set by Jack Cust in Is batting.242 with 41 home runs and a career-high 105 RBI in his second season with Oakland after hitting.247 with 42 home runs and 102 RBI last year. Ranks second in the AL in home runs (41) and strikeouts (191), tied for fourth in RBI (105), tied for fifth in grounded into double plays (20) and eighth in extra base hits (68). Is batting.309 (21-for-68) with five home runs and 14 RBI in 18 games in September. Is 9-for-52 (.173) against Seattle but has a double, triple, five home runs, 12 RBI and 12 walks in 16 games. Has hit 32 of his home runs as a left fielder, which is an Oakland record and the most by an A s left fielder since Bob Cerv hit 37 of his 38 home runs in 1958 as a left fielder has 40 home runs batting fourth, which are third most in Athletics history (McGwire 51 in 1996, Foxx 44 in 1934) has 25 home runs at home, which are third most in Oakland history (27, Giambi 2001; 26, Jackson 1969). MOST HOME RUNS IN MAJORS, LAST TWO YEARS 84 Giancarlo Stanton 83 Khris Davis 80 Nelson Cruz 79 Edwin Encarnacion 76 Nolan Arenado OAKLAND A S MOST HOME RUNS, TWO CONSECUTIVE SEASONS 91 Mark McGwire ( ) 86 Mark McGwire ( ) 83 Khris Davis ( ) 81 three players tied Ranks second in the majors with 19 go-ahead home runs (Stanton, MIA 26), which match the most by an A s player over the last 26 years (Mc- Gwire 1996, Thomas 2006) the last with more is Jose Canseco, who had 20 in 1991 is tied for the AL lead with 29 go-ahead RBI, which are the most by an Athletic since Thomas had 32 in Has batted clean-up 137 times, which will be fourth most in Oakland history and the most since 1985 when Dave Kingman had 157. Has the fourth lowest batting average in the AL against left-handed pitchers (.195) and the fifth lowest in night games (.213). Has career highs in runs (86), RBI (105), walks (71) and strikeouts (191) and has matched his best in extra base hits (68) is closing in on career highs in games (147, high is 150 in 2016), at bats (546, high is 555 in 2016), hits (132, high is 137 in 2016) and home runs (41, high is 42 in 2016) his.331 on-base percentage is his best of his four full seasons (.323 in 2015). 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. 12 DUSTIN GARNEAU Current Streak: 0 for 4 Texas Series: 0-3, 2 so Last Road Trip: 1-4, r, 3 bb Was on the Opening Day roster with Colorado and hit.206 with a home run and six RBI in 22 games before he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque May 16 was claimed off waivers by Oakland Aug. 4 and is batting.150 (6-for-40) with a home run and three RBI in 18 games with the A s is hitting.185 with two home runs and nine RBI in a career-high 40 games overall. Is 2-for-23 (.087) in the Coliseum and hit.162 at Coors Field for a combined.140 (8-for-57) batting average in his home ballparks is batting.250 (12-for-48) on the road. Has started 32 games at catcher (14 with the A s) and has tossed out 5-of-14 (35.7%) attempted base stealers (3-of-6, 50.0% with the A s) has thrown out 15-of-39 (38.4%) in his career. Batted.281 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 36 with Albuquerque also had nine doubles and two triples for a.617 slugging percentage tossed out 14-of-29 (48.3%) attempted base stealers. Last Year: Batted 235 with six doubles, one home run and six RBI in 24 games over three stints with Colorado also hit 292 with 15 home runs and 35 RBI in 52 games with Triple-A Albuquerque. 25 RYON HEALY Current Streak: 0 for 6 Seattle Series: 0-2, bb, gidp Homestand: 3-12, 2 bb, 4 so, gidp Is hitting.321 (43-for-134) over his last 34 games after hitting.187 over his previous 29 contests from July 2 to Aug. 10. Is batting.269 with 25 home runs and 76 RBI in 143 games in his second season in the majors the home runs are fifth most in Oakland history by a player in his first or second season and the RBI are 10th best. Hit 19 of his home runs over his first 77 games through June 28 has just six home runs in 66 games since then 13 of his 25 home runs have come with runners on base and 10 have come with two strikes. Has 141 strikeouts and 22 walks for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.41 since walks and strikeouts became official stats in 1913, the highest ratio in Athletics history is 6.05 by Tony Armas in 1981 (115 so, 19 bb). Is batting.312 (68-for-218) with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 53 day games compared to.242 (81-for-335) with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 90 night games is tied for fifth in the AL in RBI during day games, ranks sixth in batting and tied for seventh in home runs. Is hitting 320 when leading off an inning,.312 in the seventh inning or later and.305 against left-handed pitching. Is batting.306 (19-for-62) against Seattle with three home runs and nine RBI against Seattle has six career home runs against the Mariners, which are his most against any team. Has started games at three different positions (77 at designated hitter, 32 at first base, 31 at third base) is the first Athletic with at least 30 starts at three different positions since Nick Swisher in 2007 (57 in center, 46 in right, 39 at first). 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).
6 23 MATT JOYCE Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 3) Seattle Series: 1-3 Homestand: 2-12, rbi, 4 so Signed a two-year deal with the A s following the 2016 season and has a career high 24 home runs in his 10th season in the majors also has career bests in runs (75), walks (66) and extra base hits (54) can also establish highs in games (136, high is 141 in 2011), at bats (454, high is 462 in 2011), doubles (30, high is 32 in 2011), RBI (66, high is 75 in 2011) and strikeouts (109, high is 111 in 2014). Is batting.266 (38-for-143) with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 41 games since the start of August (.580 slugging percentage) after hitting.225 with 18 doubles, 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 95 games through the end of July (.408 slugging percentage). Is batting.246 (95-for-386) with 23 of his 24 home runs against righthanded pitching,.191 (13-for-68) against left-handers 64 of his 69 home runs over the last five years have come off righties. Is hitting.163 (15-for-92) with runners in scoring position, which is second lowest in the majors (Schwarber, CHI-NL.144) is 4-for-43 (.093) with RISP and two outs. Has started 100 games in right field, 18 in left field, one in center field and one at designed hitter has seven errors, all as a right fielder the errors are tied for third most among AL outfielders and are an on-going career high has the most errors by an A s outfielder since Jay Payton in 2006 (7) and the most by an A s right fielder since Ruben Sierra in 1994 (9). Has started games at every spot in the batting order except clean-up, including a team-leading 54 in the leadoff spot. 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. 8 JED LOWRIE Current Streak: 0 for 3 Seattle Series: 0-2, bb, 2 so Homestand: 2-12, r, 3 rbi, 3 bb, 3 so, gidp Has tied the Oakland record for doubles in a OAKLAND A S MOST season with 47 (Jason Giambi, 2001) the doubles rank second in the majors (Ramirez, CLE DOUBLES, SEASON 51) and tied for fourth in Athletics history they 47 Jed Lowrie (2017) 47 Jason Giambi (2001) are tied for ninth most in Major League history 45 Jed Lowrie (2013) by a switch hitter. 43 Eric Chavez (2001) Has career highs in runs (83), doubles (47), 42 Miguel Tejada (2003) extra base hits (64), walks (71) and strikeouts (97) his 14 home runs are two short of his high of 16 in 2012 his 147 games played are the second most of his 10 seasons in the majors (154 in 2013). Leads the A s with a.277 batting average hit.310 over his first 46 games,.221 over a 52-game stretch from May 27 to July 28 and is batting.304 (55-for-181) over his last 49 games. Is hitting.329 (23-for-70) with 16 walks (1 sf,.448 on-base percentage) and 18 RBI in 20 games in September the RBI are his second most ever in a month (24 in Aug. 2008). Has 12 of his 14 home runs off right-handed pitching 10 have been solo shots. Is batting.293 (34-for-116) with runners in scoring position but has a.164 (9-for-55) average with RISP and two outs. Ranks second among ML second basemen with a.991 fielding percentage (Dozier, MIN.992) his fielding percentage is sixth best in Oakland history by a second baseman but his 4.24 total chances per nine innings are currently the fewest (Weeks, 4.31 in 2012) his 96 double plays are third most (104 by Ellis in 2007, 98 by Green in 1971). Has made a team-leading 96 starts batting third and is hitting.296 (110- for-372) in those games. Clubbed his third career grand slam in the eighth inning a week ago today at Detroit also had a RBI double in the third inning for a careerhigh five RBI. 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. 13 BRUCE MAXWELL Current Streak: 0 for 4 Seattle Series: 0-3, so Homestand: 0-3, so Is batting.240 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 72 games over three stints with the A s this year combined to hit.211 with no extra base hits and no RBI in nine games over his first two stints (April and May 4-14) returned for good on June 22 and is hitting 243 (46-for-189) with 12 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI in 63 games since his return has started 52 of the A s first 84 games at catcher during his third stint. Is batting.294 (20-for-68) with eight multiple hit games over his last 20 games. Has not committed an error in 70 games and 459 total chances at catcher the total chances are sixth most in American League history by a catcher with no errors (5th is 499 by Rick Cerrone with Boston in 1988) has a 72-game errorless streak behind the plate dating back to last year has tossed out 14-of-56 (25.0%) attempted base stealers. Is batting.214 (31-for-145) in 49 games since the All-Star Break after hitting.302 in 23 games before the break. Is batting.315 (23-for-73) during the day,.200 (27-for-135) at night. Is hitting.306 (26-for-85) with all three of his home runs in 30 games against AL West teams,.195 in 42 games against everyone else. Is 5-for-21 (.238) against Seattle this year but is a.302 (13-for-43) career hitter against the Mariners. Last Year: Made his Triple-A and Major League debut was batting.321 with a 10 HR and 41 RBI in 60 games with Nashville when he was promoted to Oakland July 23 went on to bat.283 with a home run and 14 RBI in 33 games with the A s. 22 RENATO NUÑEZ Current Streak: 1 game (1 for 1) Seattle Series: 1-1 Homestand: 1-1 Spent the entire season at Triple-A Nashville and was named to the Pacific Coast League Postseason All-Star Team after hitting.249 with 32 home runs and 78 RBI in 126 games. Was recalled by the A s Sept. 5 and is 1-for-6 (.167) with a walk in five games, including one start in left field. Hit 32 home runs with the Sounds which tied for second in all of the minor leagues, tied for fifth in Nashville history and tied for ninth most in Oakland history by a minor leaguer. Led the PCL in home runs, ranked fourth in extra base hits (61) and tied for fifth in strikeouts (141) was also named MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game after hitting a three-run home run appeared in 48 games in left field, 44 at third base, 30 at designated hitter, five at first base and two at second base 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: Batted.228 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in a career-high tying 128 games in his Triple-A debut with Nashville made his Major League debut with Oakland in September and hit.133 with one RBI in nine games. 28 MATT OLSON Current Streak: 0 for 5 Texas Series: 2-10, r, hr, 2 rbi, 2 so Last Road Trip: 7-30, 7 r, 6 hr, 9 rbi, 6 bb, ibb, 12 so, 2 hbp, gidp Has homered six times in his last nine games, nine times in his last 14 contests and is batting.286 (26-for-91) with 16 home runs, 28 RBI and a OPS over his last 24 games dating back to Aug. 27 is tied for the Major League lead in home runs over that span (Martinez, ARI 16) and ranks second in RBI (Martinez, ARI 31). Singled in the second inning Saturday after homering for each of his previous seven hits nine of his last 11 hits are home runs has more home runs (24) than singles (23) the only player in Athletics history to finish the season with more home runs than singles, among players with five or more home runs, is Mark McGwire in 1995 (39 homers, 35 singles) has just two doubles and the fewest doubles in ML history by a player with 20 or more home runs is 4 (Covington, 1957; McGwire, 2001). Has 13 home runs and 22 RBI in 22 games in September the home runs are tied with for the most in Major League history by a rookie in the month of September with Judge they match the most by a rookie in any month over the last 30 seasons (Bellinger, LAD 13 in June 2017) they are tied for the most by any Athletics player in September (Jason Giambi, 2000) is tied for the AL lead in home runs this month and ranks fourth in RBI. Homered in each of the A s previous nine series dating back to Aug against Texas (16 home runs in 26 games) is the only rookie in Major League history with 15 home runs over a 21-game stretch (Aug. 27-Sept. 19) and 16 home runs over a 23-game span (Aug. 27-Sept. 22) his 15 home runs over a 21-game stretch from Aug. 27-Sept. 19 are the most by any player in Oakland history matched bests by Reggie Jackson in 1969 with 13 home runs over 18 games from Sept and 16 home runs over 23 games from Aug. 27-Sept. 22. Has 20 home runs since the All-Star Break, which are tied with Judge for the most among ML rookies and tied for second most among all AL players (Donaldson,TOR 22). Is 8-for-14 (.571) with a double, five home runs and a hit by pitch in his first at bat of his last 15 games. Was recalled from Triple-A Nashville Aug. 8 for his sixth stint with the A s this year is batting.283 (39-for-138) with 20 home runs and 36 RBI in 41 games over that span the home runs are the most in the AL and tied with Stanton for second most in the majors (Martinez, ARI 21). Has 24 home runs for the season, which is tied for third among American League rookies and tied for third in Athletics history by a rookie they are the most by an Athletic 23 years old or younger since Eric Chavez hit 32 as a 23-year old in 2001 hit 23 home runs with Nashville and is the first player to hit 20 home runs in both the majors and the minors since Giancarlo Stanton in 2010 (22 with Florida, 21 with Jacksonville). Is batting.318 (28-for-88) during the day,.208 (21-for-101) at night. his current stint) and 10 in right field. Has started 38 games at first base (including each of his 36 starts during Had his Major League rookie record tying streak of five consecutive games with a home run come to an end last Wednesday was the first Oakland player to do it and the second Athletic (George Alusik, Aug. 7-11, 1962) it was the fourth time he homered in three or more consecutive games this year (all since Aug. 11). MLB MOST HOME RUNS, FIRST 70 CAREER GAMES (SINCE 1913) 26 Jose Abreu (26) 25 Cody Bellinger (25) 24 Matt Olson 23 Wally Berger (24) 23 Gary Sanchez (23) (number in parentheses is total after 71 games) MLB FEWEST AT BATS PER HOME RUN (MIN. 200 PA) 6.52 Barry Bonds, SF (2001) 7.27 Mark McGwire, STL (1998) 7.38 Mark McGwire, STL (2000) 7.88 Matt Olson, OAK (2017) 8.02 Mark McGwire, 1999 (STL) ATHLETICS MOST HOME RUNS, ROOKIE 49 Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Matt Olson, Yoenis Céspedes, two players tied ATHLETICS MOST HOME RUNS, SEPTEMBER 13 Matt Olson, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire, Jimmie Foxx, two players tied Batted.272 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 79 games with Nashville added 45 walks for a.367 on-base percentage and slugged.568 was tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast League in home runs (23) at the time of his final promotion to Oakland. 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