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

With Bumgarner sidelined, Blach 'taking full advantage' of opportunity

With Bumgarner sidelined, Blach 'taking full advantage' of opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO -- At some point over the next four days, Madison Bumgarner will pick up a baseball, stand a few feet across from a member of the training staff, and simply play catch. It'll be a huge step in Bumgarner's rehab, and should it go well, a boost to the psyche of a struggling team.

In the meantime, another lefty is making sure the Giants don't suffer too much without their ace, as improbable as that first seemed.

Ty Blach took a shutout into the eighth Saturday night and in true Bumgarner fashion, he added a pair of hits and an RBI. The Giants beat the Braves 6-3. They've won Blach's past three starts, and even with a 10-run outing in Cincinnati mixed in, he has a 3.71 ERA since taking the spot left open by a dirt bike accident.

"Because of what happened he's in the rotation," manager Bruce Bochy said, "And he's taking full advantage."

Blach has shown that long term, he might be a big part of this rotation. It's been years since the Giants locked a young, cost-controlled starter in, and Blach has backed up his big cameo last year. It's possible -- likely even -- that at some point the Giants will need to trade a veteran, perhaps Johnny Cueto, for young bats. Blach provides needed insurance. 

Short term, he's providing a huge boost to a team that doesn't have much going right. Blach has thrown at least seven innings in his past four starts. He has allowed just eight earned runs in four starts since the one in Cincinnati, throwing 28 2/3 innings. 

"I feel good," Blach said. "I've always been a starter, so it's been a pretty easy transition to make. I feel comfortable."

The Giants are comfortable behind him, as evidenced by a half-dozen strong defensive plays Saturday. 

"He's been consistent and he works quickly," first baseman Brandon Belt said. "He's just a great guy to play behind."

Blach even joined in at the plate. He had an RBI single in his first at-bat -- his first big league hit off Not Clayton Kershaw -- and later roped another single. Blach even showed off his wheels, busting it from first to third on Denard Span's ball to the corner before Phil Nevin held him up. 

"I worked into some good counts and I was able to get fastballs," Blach said of his night at the plate. "It's definitely a big confidence booster when your spot comes up and you're able to drive in runs."

The night was straight out of Bumgarner's playbook, and it was needed. The Giants had dropped five of six, but Blach was backed by homers from Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt. It got a little hairy late, but the bullpen held on, clinching Blach's third win of the season. He looks poised for many more, and Bochy is happy to keep running him out there.

"I'm not surprised by what he's doing," the manager said.

 

Instant Analysis: Blach does it all vs Braves, Giants snap skid

Instant Analysis: Blach does it all vs Braves, Giants snap skid

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SAN FRANCISCO — This spot in the rotation is the one reserved for the stopper, the pitcher who takes a game by the throat when his team really needs it. 

Ty Blach took the mound Saturday for a team that had lost five of six, and just as Madison Bumgarner often has, Blach ended the skid. The young lefty was dominant into the eighth and the bats finally provided enough support. The Giants won 6-3, tying this weekend series with the Braves.

Here are five things to know from a night we were reminded that Emilio Bonifacio is in the big leagues … 

--- Blach pitched 7 2/3 innings. He has thrown at least seven innings in his last four starts, and five of seven starts overall. Jeff Samardzija (6) is the only Giants starter who has gone that deep more often. Blach is tied with Johnny Cueto for second-most seven-inning starts on staff, and Cueto has made three additional starts. 

--- Blach’s RBI single in the fourth was -- at the time -- the fourth hit of his career, and the first against a pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw. The ball had an exit velocity of 101 mph. Blach tried to score from first on Denard Span’s double, but Phil Nevin held him. Still, the way he was moving, it makes you wonder if Samardzija really is Bruce Bochy’s best pitcher-pinch-running option. In the seventh, Blach picked up a second single. 

--- Blach’s only bad start has been the one he made in Cincinnati, where the Giants played like a Double-A team. If you take that one out, Blach has a 2.21 ERA since taking over Bumgarner’s rotation spot. 

--- Even though he gave up just two earned in 7 2/3, Blach’s home ERA actually went up. It’s 1.75, which ranks seventh in the National League. The sellout crowd gave Blach a standing ovation when he was pulled in the eighth. 

--- Blach had a season-high five strikeouts. When he got Nick Markakis to end the first, Blach ended a streak of 37 left-handers faced without a strikeout. He later struck out another lefty, Matt Adams. The new Braves first baseman came up as the tying run in the eighth but Derek Law got him to ground out to first. 

--- Bonus sixth “thing to know” ... on Blach of course: His first name is Tyson, not Tyler. It’s Tyson Michael Blach.