A's-Angels Stat Pack

A's-Angels Stat Pack

David DeJesus had a big game for the Athletics on Wednesday.

Oakland Right Fielders with 2 HR and a Double in a Game

Reggie Jackson 4 Times (1969-1975)
Tony Armas 2 Times (1980-1981)
Dave Henderson 1993
David DeJesus 2011

Guillermo Moscoso made his A's debut with 6 innings of shutout ball.

Last 5 A's Pitchers to make Oakland Debut with 6 ip and 0 Runs allowed

Guillermo Moscoso 5242011 at LAA 6.0 IP
Vin Mazzaro 622009 at CHW 6.1 IP
Justin Duchscherer 992003 vs ANA 7.0 IP
Ted Lilly 7152002 at TB 6.0 IP
Aaron Harang 5252002 vs TB 7.0 IP
>13 Pitchers Overall

Ervin Santana owns the Athletics

Career vs A's

21 Games
19 Starts
12-3 Record
1.99 ERA
.224 Opp Avg
Angels 14-5 in the 19 Starts

All-Time Lowest ERA vs Oakland

Min 100 IP

Ervin Santana 2005-Present 1.99
Reggie Cleveland 1974-1981 2.11
Pat Dobson 1968-1977 2.24
Luis Tiant 1968-1980 2.37
Sam McDowell 1968-1974 2.43

All-Time Highest Win Pct vs Oakland

Min 10 Decisions

Derek Lowe .833 10-2
Ervin Santana .800 12-3
Mike Torrez .800 12-3
Pedro Martinez .800 8-2
Scott McGregor .786 11-3

Trevor Cahill

Pct of Pitch Thrown
Sinker Change Curve Slider
2009 70 19 3 8
2010 65 18 13 4
2011 61 21 16 2

Trevor Cahill
Career vs Angels

7 Starts
4-1 Record
1.81ERA
.209 Opp Avg
A's 6-1 in the 7 Starts

Trevor Cahill
Career

vs A.L. West 14-6 Rec, 2.19 ERA
vs A.L. Central 9-6 Rec, 3.69 ERA
vs A.L. East 6-8 Rec, 5.75 ERA
vs N.L. 5-2 Rec, 2.93 ERA

Athletics Bullpen Last 6 Games

0-3 Record
1 Blown Save
7.83 ERA
.337 Opp Avg
23 IP
33 Hits
20 ER
4 HR
>A's Starters: 1.47 ERA last 6 Games

Josh Willingham leads the A"s with 28 RBI and is driving them in at the best rate of his career:
At-Bats per RBI

2006 6.78
2007 5.85
2008 6.88
2009 7.00
2010 6.61
2011 5.36
11th Best in A.L.

A's Offense A.L. Rank

.236 Average 12th
.231 Avg wRunners on 12th
.348 Slug 12th
.303 OB 13th
27 Home Runs 13th
3.59 RunsGame 13th

The Angels play a more active offense. Bunting, stealing, taking the extra base, especially in comparison with the A's. All the action hasn't equaled runs for the Halos. The Angels rank 11th in the A.L. with 3.88 runs per game while the A's rank 13th with 3.59 runs per game.

Offensive Comparison OAK LAA

Bunt Hit Attempts 20 45
Bunt Hits 4 11
Hit and Run Attempts 48 76
Hit and Run Successes 11 20
Runners Goes 1st to 3rd 16 31
Stolen Bases 33 42
RunsGame 3.59 3.88

Casspi thanks Kings after trade to Pelicans: 'Definitely isn't easy'

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Casspi thanks Kings after trade to Pelicans: 'Definitely isn't easy'

The Kings traded Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, prompting the forward to post a heartfelt message on his Instagram account.

I want to thank the Sacramento Kings organization for the opportunity to play basketball in front of the great fans of Sacramento. My wife and I felt in Sacramento like being home and this is something we both will cherish for ever. This definitely isn't easy for me and my family to leave, and you all know how much I love our city, organization and fans but the time has come. I want to wish nothing but success to my Kings. I will definitely will follow and cheer from afar. 
Always a big part of my heart, 
Omri #18

Casspi, 28, averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 18 minutes per game for the Kings this year.

A's spring training Day 7: Rosales readies himself everywhere

A's spring training Day 7: Rosales readies himself everywhere

MESA, Ariz. — Adam Rosales has a real simple plan for which infield position he chooses to try to get work at.

“Wherever there’s less guys, I go over there,” he explained with a smile.

The sun came out and the A’s finally got on the field for their first full-squad workout Monday after being rained out Sunday. That meant Rosales, back for his second go-round as an Athletic, got his first chance to prepare for what figures to be a super-utility role, which is how he’s carved out a nine-year major league career.

All indications are that he’ll be the primary backup infielder, capable of spelling Jed Lowrie at second base, Marcus Semien at shortstop, Trevor Plouffe at third and even fill in at first base or left field in a pinch.

Though Rosales, who spent 2010-12 with Oakland and re-signed in January on a one-year $1.25 million deal, is well-versed in preparing himself all over the diamond, one position in particular is one that he says is most difficult to master in limited time.

“Shortstop,” he offered without hesitation. “There’s a lot more going on there, a lot less room for error. At shortstop, especially with a guy like Mike Trout running, you’ve got to be in good rhythm, good timing, get rid of the ball and make an accurate throw.”

Depending on how the A’s prioritize their 25-man roster, Rosales could very well be the only backup infielder. That means fellow infielders Joey Wendle and Chad Pinder would start in the minors if the A’s were to keep a fifth outfielder or third catcher. But because the A’s have some players who can fill in at multiple spots, there’s numerous ways they can choose to configure the roster when it comes time to pare it down.

Rosales, 33, said walking back into the A’s clubhouse for the first time made him “feel like I’m back home.” So much of the support staff — equipment guys, clubhouse guys — are the same as when he was here before. He was also happy to see former infield mate Mark Ellis walk through the door Sunday. He says Ellis, a teammate from 2010-11, instilled in him the importance of being a great defender. Ellis is working as a part-time spring instructor.

“He told me, the No. 1 reason he was in the big leagues was because of this,” Rosales said, holding up his glove. “I was such a young player then. I’d always work with him, how to turn double plays. Just to have him around is awesome.”

NOTEWORTHY: Sonny Gray and Kendall Graveman were among the pitchers who faced hitters for the first time this season. Bruce Maxwell caught Gray, his first time behind the plate with Gray other than the one inning Gray threw in an abbreviated start at Anaheim toward the end of last season. Maxwell said Gray’s changeup in particular looked good.

Manager Bob Melvin has been very impressed early on with Graveman’s command. Graveman said he’s trying to improve his changeup, in an effort to induce weak contact from righties and get them on the their front foot, which could then make him more effective on the inside corner.

CAMP BATTLE: There could be a good fight for the seventh and final spot in the bullpen, and it would seem being left-handed could give someone an edge. Sean Doolittle is the only lefty currently projected among the A’s top six relievers. Melvin had good things to say about Daniel Coulombe, a lefty who made 35 appearances in relief last year and also saw a bit of time with Oakland in 2015. Coulombe posted a 4.53 ERA last season but struck out 54 in 47 2/3 innings.