A's-Cubs stat pack

A's-Cubs stat pack
July 2, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The A's and Cubs haven't played in a regular season game since 2010. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: A’s-Cubs coverage gets underway Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California. The entire three-game set will air on Comcast SportsNet California.

The Cubs visit Oakland Tuesday for the first time since Game 5 of the 1929 World Series, which the A's won by overcoming an 0-2 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to claim the title. The A's scored three runs in the ninth, capped by a World Series-winning, walk-off double by Bing Miller. In Game 4 the A's scored 10 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to overcome an 0-8 deficit, which is still the largest comeback in postseason history.

A's/Cubs history
1910 World Series            A's win Series 4-1
1929 World Series            A's win Series 4-1
2004 at Wrigley Field        Cubs win 2 of 3
2010 at Wrigley Field        Cubs win 2 of 3

Athletics this season in interleague play
vs San Francisco        3-1
vs Milwaukee            2-1
vs Cincinnati             2-0
vs St. Louis               2-1

Best records in interleague play
Rays              9-1        .900
Mets              8-2        .800
Pirates          11-3       .786
Athletics        9-3        .750
Cubs             10-4       .714

Highest batting average in interleague play this season
Chris Davis                   BAL        .515
Desmond Jennings       TB          .500
Jacoby Ellsbury             BOS        .481
Troy Tulowitzki            COL        .464
Josh Donaldson            OAK       .455

A's record when Coco starts and when he doesn't
Last 2 Seasons            Starts        Doesn't Start
2012                           68-43            26-25
                                   (.613)            (.510)
2013                          37-22            11-13
                                   (.627)            (.458)
Total                           105-65            37-38
                                    (.618)            (.493)

A.J. Griffin by month
                  April          May          June
Starts           5              6               5
REC              2-2          3-2           1-2
ERA              4.65         3.55          2.60
Opp Avg      .244         .241          .190

A.J. Griffin career vs National League
Starts               4
Rec                  1-1
ERA                 1.95*
Opp Avg         .144
WHIP               0.69
HR                     1
*Current 16-inning scoreless streak vs N.L.

Jed Lowrie nine-game hitting streak
AVG                        .457
H-AB                       16-35
HR                            2
Doubles                    2
RBI                            9
Multi-Hit Gms           5

Top American league shortstop candidates for All-Star team
           J.J. Hardy*           Jhonny Peralta            Jed Lowrie           Erick Aybar
                BAL                       DET                         OAK                    LAA
Avg          .266                     .310                        .309                    .284
HR            15                        7                             5                         3
RBI            46                       36                            34                       31
OPS          .759                    .826                         .814                     .682
*Leads Fan Voting

Anthony Rizzo this season in interleague play
AVG                 .370
HR                    4
Doubles            6
Triples              2
RBI                   19*
OB%                 .444
Slug%               .778    
*Leads MLB

Has 28-year old Ryan Sweeney finally found his power with the Cubs?
               HR       ABs             Slug%
2010        1        303            .725
2011        1        264            .687
2012        0        204            .675
2013        4        112            .868

Highest all-time career ERA vs Oakland (min 70 IP)
Tim Belcher               7.17
Chan Ho Park            7.00
Sidney Ponson           6.75
Darren Oliver             6.62
Scott Feldman            6.37

In 2006, Alfonso Soriano became a full-time outfielder when he was traded to the Nationals. Since then, no outfielder has shown more power.

Most home runs as an outfielder since 2006
Alfonso Soriano              212
Matt Holliday                  205
Curtis Granderson          202
Carlos Beltran                187
Ryan Braun                    175

Only players in major league history with 350 HR, 450 doubles, 250 steals
                               HR        Doubles        Steals
Willie Mays              660         523             338
Barry Bonds             762         601             514
Andre Dawson         438         503             314
Gary Sheffield          509         467             253
Alex Rodriguez        647         512             318
Alfonso Soriano        381        455             278

 

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