A's-Dodgers stat pack

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A's-Dodgers stat pack

The A's host the Dodgers at the Coliseum for the first time since 2006. The A's lead the All-Time regular season series with the Dodgers 13-9 including 9-2 at the Coliseum.

DodgersA's Interleague Highlights
June 12, 1997 A's win 5-4 in Oakland
A's first Interleague Game - Matt Stairs homers off Hideo Nomo
August 28, 1997 Dodgers win 7-1 in LA
Miguel Tejada - 1st M.L. Hit (Triple off Nomo)
August 29, 1997 Dodgers win 5-4 (10) in LA
Miguel Tejada - 1st M.L. HR (off Scott Radinsky)
Otis Nixon - 2-Run Walk-off single in 10th
June 11, 1999 A's win 12-6 in Oakland
Miguel Tejada - 3 Home Runs
June 11, 2000 A's win 6-0 in LA
Kevin Appier - 7-Hit Shutout
Jason Giambi - Stole Home
July 12, 2001 A's win 6-0 in Oakland
Mark Mulder - 6-Hit Shutout
July 14, 2001 Dodgers win 5-3(12) in Oakland
Terrence Long - RBI Double to tie score in 9th
Billy McMillon - RBI Single to tie score in 14th
Dodgers score 2 runs in 15th on Bases-Loaded Walks
June 17, 2006 A's win 5-4(17) in Oakland
Bobby Crosby - Walk-off Bases Loaded Walk in 17th
June 16, 2009 Dodgers win 5-4(10) in LA
Matt Kemp - Walk-off Single in 10th
Brandon McCarthy is able to make 2 starts then needs a break
April 27 at BAL & May 2 at BOS: 2-0, 1.98 ERA 13.2 IP 9 Days Rest May 12 vs DET & May 17 at TEX: 1-0, 2.92 ERA 12.1 IP 15 Days Rest June 2 at KC & June 7 vs TEX: 2-0, 2.08 ERA 13.0 IP 11 Days Rest Pitching Tonight

The A's have won each of Brandon McCarthy's last 6 starts.
Most Home Runs by A's 1st Baseman since 2008

HR GMs Daric Barton 2010 10 157 Daric Barton 2008 9 134 Jason Giambi 2009 8 58 Brandon Moss 2012 6 10 Conor Jackson 2011 4 50
Both Yoenis Cespedes and Matt Kemp have missed 31 games this season. Let's look how their teams have done with and without them.

Strangely enough the A's offense produces almost the same numbers with and without Yoenis Cespedes. It is the pitching that is much worse without him:
A's This Season

With Cespedes Without Cespedes Games 36 31 REC 20--16 11--20 AVG 0.224 0.229 RGM 3.9 3.7 HR 33 28 ERA 3.29 4.16
The Dodgers offense is able to produce the same amount of runs with less power but it is their pitching that really steps up:

Dodgers This Season

With Kemp Without Kemp Games 36 31 REC 23--13 19--12 AVG 0.261 0.269 RGM 4.3 4.3 HR 29 15 ERA 3.26 2.98
For the A's, Josh Reddick has really shined without Cespedes while Andre Ethier has struggled without Kemp:

Josh Reddick This Season

With Cespedes Without Cespedes Games 35 30 AVG 0.255 0.276 HR 5 10 RBI 13 20 OPS 0.744 0.982 Andre Ethier This Season

With Kemp Without Kemp Games 36 30 AVG 0.323 0.254 HR 7 3 RBI 34 21 OPS 0.979 0.715
Aaron HarangThis Season by Month

April May June Starts 5 5 3 Rec 1--2 2--1 2--0 ERA 5.72 2.67 1.89 OPP AVG 0.282 0.248 0.24 HR 3 3 0
Aaron Harang has never faced the A's and Brandon McCarthy has never faced the Dodgers.

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.

Yoenis Cespedes: 'I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland'

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Yoenis Cespedes: 'I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland'

After signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the A's before the 2012 season, Yoenis Cespedes' time in Oakland came to an end halfway through his third season.

The current Mets star certainly hasn't forgetten his time in Oakland, sharing his desire to end his career back where he started it to the San Francisco Chronicle

“I wish that happens,” Cespedes said on Friday with the A's taking on his Mets in New York. “I told (Jerry) Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.”

Cespedes, who has also played in Boston and Detroit, loved his time in Oakland. 

“I still love the A’s, they were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues," Cespedes said. “I love Oakland all the time.”

Another key reason for Cespedes' hope to return to the A's one day is how much he enjoyed playing for manager Bob Melvin. 

“I tell my guys here all the time that he’s the best manager for me so far,” Cespedes said. “I don’t think there’s a better manager than Melvin.”

Cespedes hit .262 with 66 home runs in his time with the A's. Over his six-year career, the slugging outfielder owns a career .272 batting average with 146 homers.