Angels vs. A's stat pack


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 coach plays part in Schwarber's World Series comeback

A's coach plays part in Schwarber's World Series comeback

Ryan Christenson has a reason to follow the World Series even more so than most years.

Christenson, who manages the A’s Double-A Midland squad, is also skippering the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. One of his players happened to be Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber, if only for the briefest of periods.

Schwarber, as is well-documented, played in two AFL games as a quick tune-up before joining the Cubs’ active roster for the Fall Classic. It’s an unprecedented path, as Schwarber hadn’t appeared in a game for Chicago since April 7, when he tore the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee.

When he crushed a double off the right field wall in Game 1 against the Indians’ Corey Kluber, Schwarber became the first position player in major league history to get a hit in the World Series after recording zero hits during the regular season.

His preparations for the grand stage took place in the relative anonymity of the Arizona Fall League, and it presented some unique conditions for Christenson to manage under.

“It’s such a unique situation to see someone thrust into that after missing so much season,” Christenson said in a phone interview before Game 1. “To have a chance to be activated this time of year, it’s something special if he can pull this off. If he (sparks the Cubs), literally the guy can be a legend.”

Schwarber appeared in just two games for the Solar Sox, going 1-for-6 as a designated hitter. Christenson didn’t have much hands-on interaction with Schwarber — the Cubs had their own staff members on site helping him with treatment — but Christenson saw Schwarber’s swing rounding into form even in his brief time in the batter’s box.

“The bat speed is there,” said Christenson, who hadn’t met Schwarber previously. “I love watching him work in the cage. He’s got a great swing. I don’t think it would take someone of his caliber long to get his timing and pick up where he left off. It’s a simple swing.”

The Cubs asked Christenson to work Schwarber into the top of the batting order with the Solar Sox so as to maximize his number of plate appearances. They also asked one other favor.

“The only request they had was that I took it easy with him on the bases … not trying to score him from first base on a gapper.”

Schwarber’s mere presence in the Arizona Fall League created a delicate dynamic. The league is geared toward up-and-coming prospects who have yet to break into the majors, and Christenson said AFL officials were concerned about Schwarber dropping in and taking playing time away from those players.

Each major league organization sends at least six players to the AFL. Of those six, one is designated a “priority player,” meaning they must play at least four days a week, so innings can be tricky to spread around.

Adding to the sensitivity of the situation, the Solar Sox’s roster includes not only Cubs prospects but also those of the Cleveland Indians. Christenson needed to avoid a situation where Schwarber was stealing at-bats away from prospects of the American League champs — the team that Schwarber was training to try to help the Cubs beat.

But things unfolded smoothly, and Schwarber showed appreciation for getting the chance to drop in for a couple games.

“I’ll definitely be pulling for him,” Christenson said.

A's claim left-handed reliever off waivers from Cubs

A's claim left-handed reliever off waivers from Cubs

CLEVELAND — Left-hander Giovanni Soto has been claimed by the Oakland Athletics off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Soto was designated for assignment Saturday to open a spot on the 40-man roster for slugger Kyle Schwarber, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list following knee surgery in April. Schwarber was put on the World Series roster Tuesday and went 1 for 3 with a double, walk and two strikeouts in the opening 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Soto was traded to the Cubs from Cleveland on April 11 and was 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA in 33 relief appearances for Triple-A Iowa. He made his big league debut with the Indians in 2015 and appeared in six games and 3 1/3 innings.

Oakland claimed him Wednesday.