Angels vs. A's stat pack

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Angels vs. A's stat pack

The Angels and A's meet for their 4th series of the year but for the first time since May 21-23.

AngelsAthleticsSeason Series

LAA OAK Wins 4 5 AVG .244 .171 RGM 2.7 2.6 HR 4 5 Steals 4 10 Starter's ERA 2.17 3.07 Bullpen ERA 3.20 1.42
A'sAngels Record Comparison

OAK LAA Thru June 30 37-42 43-35 Since 21-8 15-16 Josh ReddickThis Season

AVG HR Overall .261 24 Bases Empty .323 17 Runners on .175 7 Scoring Position .158 4 Bases Loaded 0-5 0
Jarrod ParkerTotal Innings Pitched by Year
2008 117.2 2009 97.1 2010 T.J. Surgery 2011 136.2 2012 130.2 Jarrod ParkerSeason Breakdown

First 13 Starts Last 5 Starts Record 5-3 2-2 ERA 2.46 6.07 Opp Avg .209 .305 HR 3 3 Quality Starts 10 2
Los Angeles Angels
Before Trout joined team: 6-14 Record
Since Trout joined team: 52-37 Record
Since May 1st

Albert Pujols Mike Trout Games 84 83 Average .309 .354 HR 24 19 Doubles 23 20 RBI 72 58 Runs 54 86 OPS .974 1.025 Leads Majors

Mike Trout

A.L. Rank .346 Avg 1st 86 Runs 1st 33 Steals 1st 1.004 OPS 2nd .597 Slug 2nd .407 OB 4th
Mike Trout has scored 86 runs in 86 games this season. This is the longest into a season a player has carried a run-per-game pace since 2000 ( Jim Edmonds 104 runs thru 104 gms, Alex Rodriguez 103 runs thru 103 gms & Todd Helton 90 runs thru 90 gms).

The last rookie to carry a run-per-game pace this deep into a season was Joe DiMaggio in 1936 (thru 109 games)

Only 1 player since 1940 has played 100 games in a season and had as many runs as games played: Rickey Henderson in 1985 (146 runs in 143 games)

Mike Trout will turn 21years old on Tuesday.

Highest Batting Avg by player in age 20-season (turned 21 after July 1st)

AVG Date turn 21 Alex Rodriguez 1996 .358 July 27 Ty Cobb 1907 .350 Dec 18 Mike Trout 2012 .346 Aug 7 Al Kaline 1955 .340 Dec 19 Won Batting Title
In the modern era (since 1900) only 2 rookies have won the batting title:
Tony Oliva MIN 1964 .323 Ichiro Suzuki SEA 2001 .350
Albert Pujols7-Game Hitting Streak
.424 Average
14 for 33
6 Home Runs
5 Doubles
13 RBI
Leads Majors with 10 HR since All-Star Break
Jered Weaver

A.L. Ranks 14 Wins t-1st .933 Win Pct 1st 2.29 ERA 1st 0.95 WHIP 1st .202 Opp Avg 2nd 6.9 Run Support 2nd
Jered WeaverLast 8 Starts
Record 8-0 ERA 1.87 opp Avg .211 Walks 12 Strikeouts 35 Angels HistoryMost Consecutive Starts with a Win
Chuck Finley 1997 10 Nolan Ryan 1973-74 8 Jered Weaver 2012 8
Jered WeaverLast 2 Seasons vs Athletics
Starts 7 Record 4-1 ERA 1.20 Shutouts 1 Opp Avg .211 in 2010: 0-3, 5.40 ERA in 4 Starts
The Angels bullpen has been a mess since the All-Star Break:
23 Games
2-6 Record
6.02 ERA
5 Saves
6 Blown Saves
64.1 Innings
1.51 WHIP
13 Home Runs

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

A's blow five-run lead, watch Mets walk off with victory

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda delivered a tying single with two outs in the eighth off left-hander Daniel CoulombeJay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the sixth to begin New York's comeback, and Jose Reyes tripled twice.

Flores connected on a 96 mph fastball from Simon Castro (0-1), sending a line drive to left field for the second game-ending homer of his career. That sent a frenzied crowd of 39,629 home happy - hours after fans lined up early in the heat outside Citi Field to get their Noah Syndergaard as Thor bobbleheads.

Matt Joyce hit a leadoff home run and Matt Chapman added a prodigious shot for Oakland, which scored four in the first off struggling Mets starter Zack Wheeler.

Sean Manaea took a shutout into the sixth but then wilted after throwing a career-high 115 pitches Sunday in his previous start, a win against Cleveland.

Hansel Robles (6-1) tossed a hitless inning to win for the second straight day.

MAN ON THE MOVE:
With Mets second baseman Neil Walker nearing a return from the disabled list, perhaps Monday in San Diego, Asdrubal Cabrera made his first major league start at third and played flawless defense after working out at the position once. Cabrera's only previous appearance at the hot corner came during his rookie season in 2007 with Cleveland. "He's a middle infielder who's going to play third base. Got great hands, great arm. He'll be fine," manager Terry Collins said. Cabrera initially balked at shifting from shortstop to second when he came off the DL about a month ago.

TRAINER'S ROOM:
Athletics: Ryon Healy had a pinch-hit single after getting hit near the left temple by a bad-hop grounder Friday night. Healy went through the concussion protocol and was cleared, manager Bob Melvin said. ... Melvin said he would have news after the game regarding RHP Jharel Cotton, on the DL since July 4 with a blister on his right thumb. Cotton threw a bullpen Friday. Oakland needs a starter for Monday night at Toronto. ... INF-OF Chad Pinder (strained left hamstring) homered Friday on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville and could come off the DL when Oakland begins a homestand next weekend. "That's kind of the target area," Melvin said.

Mets: Walker (left hamstring) went 1 for 3 with Triple-A Las Vegas at Memphis in the first game of rehab assignment. The switch-hitter has been on the DL since June 15. ... LHP Josh Smoker threw a scoreless sixth in his first outing since coming off the disabled list Thursday. Smoker had been sidelined since June 14 with a strained left shoulder.

UP NEXT:
Oakland rookie right-hander Daniel Gossett (1-5, 5.79 ERA) makes his eighth career start in Sunday's series finale against RHP Rafael Montero (1-6, 5.40). Gossett has given up 10 homers in 37 1/3 innings after yielding only four in 60 2/3 innings at Triple-A.

Healy exits early, Blackburn suffers first loss with A's

Healy exits early, Blackburn suffers first loss with A's

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK — Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins rescued the Mets' bullpen with a five-out save as New York held off the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Friday night for its third straight victory.

T.J. Rivera put the Mets ahead in the sixth inning with a two-run single that turned into a Little League home run. Rivera came all the way around to score on the play after third baseman Matt Chapman, trying to get Rivera at second, threw the ball away into right field for a costly error that made it 5-3.

Moments earlier, New York loaded the bases when Lucas Duda's bad-hop infield single struck first baseman Ryon Healy near the temple. Healy left the game and walked off under his own power with a swollen bruise next to his left eye.

Conforto's second homer made it 7-3 in the seventh. Oakland rallied for two in the eighth, but Blevins replaced closer Addison Reed with the bases loaded and got five straight outs against his former team for his fifth major league save and first this season.

Normally a lefty specialist, Blevins recorded five outs in a game for the first time since 2014 with Washington. He retired All-Star slugger Yonder Alonso on a foul popup and struck out Khris Davis to escape the eighth-inning jam.

"We just tried to find some matchups that worked," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Yoenis Cespedes had three hits after raising eyebrows when he told the San Francisco Chronicle before the game that he wants to play the final season of his career in Oakland, his first big league team.

Cespedes, who signed a $110 million, four-year contract in the offseason to remain with the Mets, also said A's manager Bob Melvin is his favorite skipper and he doesn't think there's a better one.

"Bob's a great manager. I don't blame him," Collins said after the game. "This is the first I've heard of it."

After the game, Cespedes clarified his comments while speaking with reporters through a translator and said he meant no disrespect toward Collins or the Mets.