Giants vs. A's stat pack


Giants vs. A's stat pack

June 17, 2011

The Giants and A's are set to meet for the second time this season. In their first series, taking place at AT&T Park, the Giants swept the Athletics with two of the wins coming in walk-off style. This series will take place at Coliseum. Game 1 features Tim Lincecum and Graham Godfrey at 7:00 p.m. Friday night.

The Giants have a six-game winning streak going vs the A's with all six wins coming at AT&T Park. Last season at the Coliseum, the A's swept the Giants, holding San Francisco to a total of one run in three games. The Giants enter the weekend having been held scoreless in their last 20 innings at the Coliseum.

Giants vs. Athletics

Series History:
First 55 Meetings 27 28
Next 11 Meetings 1 10
Last 17 Meetings 13 4
Overall 41 42
Wins in Oakland 17 23

Friday's pitching match-up features two members of the 2006 draft:
Tim Lincecum 1st Round (10th overall) San Francisco
Graham Godfrey 34th Round (1,020th Overall) Toronto

Tim Lincecum
3 Starts in June
0-1 Record
9.39 ERA
.349 Opp Avg
2 HR
3-1, 1.47 ERA in 5 May Starts
Lincecum's Career vs Oakland:
6 Starts
5-0 Record
1.17 ERA
.205 Opp Avg
3 Complete Games
2 Shutouts
1 HR in 46.1 IP (J. GIambi in 2009)

Tim Lincecum has been the winning pitcher in five straight starts vs Oakland (0.64 ERA). The last pitcher to win six straight starts vs Oakland was Andy Pettitte from 1996-2000.

Lowest All-Time ERA vs Oakland (minimum five starts):
Tim Lincecum 1.17
Kevin Slowey 1.65
Ervin Santana 1.97
Pedro Martinez 2.02
Reggie Cleveland 2.11
Offensive Comparison:
Average .241 .239
AVG wRISP .229 .245
RunsGM 3.5 3.6
Home Runs 45 38
OB .308 .306
Slug .362 .347

Pitching Comparison:
Record 39-30 30-40
1-Run Games 19-10 9-15
Team ERA 3.25 3.38
Starters ERA 3.32 3.39
Bullpen ERA 3.11 3.36
Quality Starts 43 41
Saves-Opps 23-31 15-23

Who's Hot - Oakland Athletics:
Jemile Weeks
Last 8 Games: .393 (11-28) 2 Doubles, 3 Triples, 6 Runs, 5 RBI

Scott Sizemore
8 Games with A's: .417 (10-24) HR, Double, 4 Walks, 5 RBI

Hideki Matsui
7 Games under Bob Melvin: .304 (7-23), 3 HR, 5 Walks, 7 RBI
Active Athletics who love to face the Giants:
Conor Jackson 62 Games, .291 Avg, 7 HR, 25 RBI
Josh Willingham 25 Games, .308 Avg, 6 HR, 15 RBI
Who's Hot - San Francisco Giants:
Aubrey Huff
Last 7 Games: .440 (11-25), 2 Doubles, 3 Walks, 3 RBI

Brian Wilson
Last 13 Games: 1-0 Rec, 8 for 8 Saves, 13.1 IP, 0 Runs

Cody Ross
Last 6 Games: .333 (7-21), 4 Doubles, 5 Walks, 4 RBI

Active Giants who love to face the Athletics:
Nate Schierholtz 14 Games, .357 Avg, 3 HR, 8 RBI
Aubrey Huff 64 Games, .270 Avg, 9 HR, 12 Doubles, 2 Triples, 30 RBI

Interleague Play:
Wins N.L. A.L.
2011 21 21
2010 118 134
All-Time 1,673 1,829

Fans raise funds to fly anti-Baalke banner before 49ers game

Fans raise funds to fly anti-Baalke banner before 49ers game

San Francisco 49ers fans came together last season and raised money to fly an anti-Jed York banner over Levi's Stadium on three separate occasions. With the team 1-6 this year, there is a new push for a banner calling out a different member of the team’s front office. 

[REWIND: Banner flies over Levi’s calling for 49ers, York to mutually part ways]

On Monday a crowdfunding campaign was created with the goal of raising $1,076 by Oct. 28 in order to fly a banner that reads “49ers: Fire Trent Baalke” over Levi's Stadium on Nov. 6 before the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints. The fundraising goal was fulfilled in 11 hours by 58 people as it reached $1,095. 

The campaign proceeds are promised to Aerial Services of Livermore, which charges $1,024 for two hours of airtime, according to the post, and, which takes five percent of all funds raised -- $51.20.

The three banners that flew over Levi’s last season read “Jed York And 49ers Should Mutually Part Ways," "Hold Jed Accountable," and "Jed Here's Our Banner -- Where's Yours?"

Broncos buck Osweiler with rude welcome back in Denver

Broncos buck Osweiler with rude welcome back in Denver


DENVER -- The Denver Broncos ruined Brock Osweiler's homecoming Monday night, incessantly hurrying, hitting and harassing their former teammate in a 27-9 win over his Houston Texans.

Coach Gary Kubiak returned to the sideline following his second health scare in three years, and he had to like what he saw as the Broncos (5-2) snapped a two-game skid in sending the overwhelmed Texans home at 4-3.

C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker energized Denver's sputtering ground game, both running for a touchdown. Anderson gained 107 yards on 16 carries and Booker had 83 on 17 hand-offs.

But the big story was Trevor Siemian, Peyton Manning's surprise successor, outplaying Osweiler, who was groomed to be Denver's next QB but instead bolted to Houston in free agency.

Osweiler left for bigger numbers in Texas - both in his bank account and his stat sheet - but he spent this night quickly getting rid of the ball, constantly overthrowing DeAndre Hopkins in double coverage and otherwise running for his life from Von Miller & Co.

Although he avoided sacks, Osweiler was just 22 for 41 for 131 yards with no TDs and no interceptions. Siemian was 14 of 25 for 157 yards, a TD and no interceptions.

Osweiler's fumble at his own 25-yard line was scooped up by Chris Harris Jr. on the first play of the fourth quarter. That led to Brandon McManus' chip-shot field goal that made it 24-9 and snuffed out Houston's hopes of a comeback.

Anderson scored on a 7-yard run and Siemian hit Demaryius Thomas from 4 yards out as the Broncos took a 14-6 halftime lead.

Osweiler took a couple of big shots from safeties Darian Stewart and T.J. Ward in the first quarter but the Texans led 6-0 on a pair of 43-yard field goals by Nick Novak.

Novak's 29-yarder made it 14-9, but Stewart punched the ball from running back Alfred Blue's grasp and linebacker Todd Davis plucked it out of the air. That led to Booker's 1-yard TD run.

Kubiak missed Denver's last game when doctors ordered him to take a week off after he was transported via ambulance to the hospital following Denver's last home game, on Oct. 9, with a complex migraine condition, which can mimic a stroke. Kubiak had a mini-stroke in 2013 while coaching the Texans.

Like Osweiler, this was his first game against his former team.

STREAK BREAKER: Denver's dazzling defense is a real dawdler , having allowed scores on five of six opening drives coming into the game. That didn't stop them from deferring when they won the toss. The Texans went three and out on their first two possessions, the first time all season the Broncos hadn't allowed points on their first two defensive series.

OH NO, OKUNG: Broncos left tackle Russell Okung cleared concussion protocol to make the start. But he was rusty a week after his pair of penalties resulted in a nullified touchdown and a safety in a 21-13 loss at San Diego. This time, he was whistled for a pair of holds that negated a nifty first-down run by Booker and a 28-yard grab by Thomas.

INJURIES: Texans right tackle Derek Newton was carted off the field with what looked like serious injuries to both knees in the first half. He crumpled to the grass while blocking Miller. Newton was dropping back to pass block midway through the first quarter when his left knee buckled first and then his right knee gave way. For Denver, linebackers Brandon Marshall (leg) and Dekoda Watson (head) left in the second half.

RING OF FAME: The Broncos honored former safety John Lynch, linebacker Simon Fletcher and kicker Jason Elam by inducting them into their Ring of Fame during halftime ceremonies. Lynch, who played in Denver from 2004-07 after 11 seasons in Tampa Bay, will be inducted into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor next month.