A's vs. Angels stat pack

A's vs. Angels stat pack
April 8, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Coco Crisp can tie Wally Moses' franchise record of four straight games with a leadoff home run on Tuesday. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The A's are off to a 5-2 start using both hitting and pitching.

Largest Run Differential Thru First 7 Games:
Oakland History
                          Run Diff               Record                      Finish
1990                    +20                     6-1                     AL Champs
1981                    +17                     7-0                     Div Champs
2003                    +17                     6-1                     Div Champs
1989                    +16                     5-2                     WS Champs
2013                    +16                     5-2                     ??

Coco Crisp has Homered in 3 straight games from the leadoff spot:
Oakland History
3 Straight Games with HR Batting Leadoff
Rickey Henderson                1993
Rickey Henderson                1998
Eric Byrnes                           2003
Coco Crisp                           2013
*Franchise Record is 4 (Wally Moses in 1937)

3 Straight Games with Multi-Extra-base Hits
Oakland History
Jose Canseco            1987
Mark McGwire           1997
Matt Stairs                1997
John Jaha                  1999
Miguel Tejada           2003
Damian Miller           2004
Coco Crisp                2013

Jed Lowrie has started his Oakland career quite impressively:

Most Hits in First 26 At-Bats as an Athletic
Oakland History
Geronimo Berroa         1994            14
Jed Lowrie                    2013           13
Mitchell Page               1977            12
Walt Weiss                   1987            12
Tony Batista                1996             12


Jarrod Parker
Last Season vs Angels
Starts                  4
Record               1-2
ERA                    2.60
K/BB                  21/4
HR                        0
Run Support        1.6

C.J. Wilson
Career vs Athletics as a Starter
Starts                  12
Record               6-4
ERA                   3.01*
Opp Avg           .205
K/ 9 IP               8.2
*5.08 Career ERA vs A's as Reliever

Last season the A's had more success in Anaheim then in Oakland:

Athletics vs Angels
Last Season
                        In Ana          In Oak
Record               7-3              3-6
Avg                   .199             .189
R/GM                 3.3               3.0
HR                       9                 10
ERA                   2.90             4.34

Last season, Josh Hamilton was the A.L. Player of the Month for both April and May but since he has been a different player:
                                April/May 2012          Since
AVG                                 .368                    .240
OB%                                 .420                    .319
Slug%                               .764                    .469
HR                                     21                       22
AB/HR                               8.7                     18.4
PA/K                                 5.3                       3.4

Albert Pujols
Last Season vs Athletics
Games                   19
Avg                      .278
Avg w/RISP       .176 (3-17)
HR                         2
RBI                         6
Walks                     3
Strikeouts              10

Last season the Angels waited until April 28th to call up Mike Trout. They probably waited too long:

Angels Last Season
Before Calling up Mike Trout:           6-14 Record     T-12th in A.L.
After Calling up Mike Trout:            83-59 Record    3rd in A.L.

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