Yanks-A's Stat Pack


Yanks-A's Stat Pack

The Bronx Bombers have won 10 of the last 11 vs the A's at the Coliseum.

Yankees vs A'sLast 11 Games at Coliseum
Wins 10 1
Runs 56 21
AVG .241 .180
HR 13 8
Starters ERA 2.09 6.19
Innings Led 73 17
Only A's win: Braden "get off my mound" game in 2010

Highest Winning Pct at ColiseumSince 2004 (A.L.Teams)
Yankees .700 (21-9)
Angels .551 (43-35)
Rangers .506 (40-39)
Blue Jays .488 (20-21)
Royals .476 (20-22)

Nick SwisherA.L. Ranks -Among Right Fielders
.236 Average -- 9th
7 Home Runs -- 4th
27 RBI -- 2nd
11 Doubles -- T-2nd
.304 OB -- 11th
.458 Slug -- 3rd
.763 OPS -- 6th

Josh ReddickA.L. Ranks - Among Right Fielders
.272 Average -- 3rd
11 Home Runs -- 2nd
24 RBI -- T-3rd
8 Doubles -- 9th
.337 OB -- 5th
.527 Slug -- 1st
,864 OPS -- 1st

Oldest Avg Age of MLB Roster Age Win
Yankees 31.5 .523
Phillies 31.1 .500
Red Sox 29.8 .500
Rockies 29.8 .372
Rangers 29.6 .600

Youngest Avg Age of MLB Rosters Age Win
Royals 26.4 .395
Nationals 27.4 .591
Astros 27.5 .477
Mariners 27.6 .447
Orioles 27.7 .622

Highest Career Avg at Coliseum(min 120 PA)
Ichiro Suzuki .362
Derek Jeter .348
Brian Harper .345
Chili Davis .342
U.L. Washington .339
With 3 hits this weekend, Derek Jeter would pass George Brett on the All-Time Hits list:All-Time Hit Leaders10-15
10. Willie Mays 3,283
11. Eddie Murray 3,255
12. Nap Lajoie 3,252
13. Cal Ripken 3,184
14. George Brett 3,154
15. Paul Waner 3,152
15. Derek Jeter 3,152
Where has A-Rod's Power gone? Slug ABHR
2007 .645 10.8
2008 .573 14.6
2009 .532 14.8
2010 .506 17.4
2011 .461 23.3
2012 .444 22.9

Worst AVG with RISPA.L. Teams since May 1st
Yankees .161
Rays .220
Mariners .221
Royals .229
Red Sox .246
A's: .260 --3rd Highest

Leading A's hitters vs the Yankees
Kurt Suzuki .328 (38-116), 4 HR, 8 Doubles, 18 RBI
Jemile Weeks .345 (10-29), 3 Doubles, 3 RBI
Jonny Gomes .274 (45-164), 10 HR, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 30 RBI

Ryan Cook's 22.2 inning scoreless streak is tied for 8th longest by an Oakland Reliever. It is the longest by an A's reliever since Brad Ziegler's 39 inning scoreless streak to start his M.L. Career in 2008.

Longest Scoreless Streaks This Season
Gio Gonzalez WASH 25.0
Chris Capuano LAD 24.2
Brandon Morrow TOR 23,2
Ryan Cook OAK 22,2
Clayton Kershaw LAD 22.0
Active Streaks

Tyson Ross needs to find a way to get Left-handed batters out:vs LHB vs RHB
AVG .389 .253
AB 72 79
Hits 28 20
Walks 10 6
OPS .956 .652
Highest Among A.L. Starters

Highest Run SupportSince 2011 (min 200 IP) REC
Derek Holland TEX 7.2 19-8
Ivan Nova NYY 6.7 20-6
Jon Lester BOS 6.3 18-12
Max Scherzer DET 6.3 18-12
Rick Porcello DET 6.2 17-13

Faltering defense continues to be A's unwanted storyline

Faltering defense continues to be A's unwanted storyline

NEW YORK — A weekend that began with promise instead wound up feeling like another lost opportunity for the A’s.

Their defense once again paved the way to their undoing Sunday, and there were plenty of players willing to accept responsibility for a 9-5 loss to the Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game series in the Bronx.

When right fielder Matt Joyce had a catchable fly ball pop out of his glove for a third-inning error that loaded the bases, it seemed inevitable the mistake would come back to haunt the A’s.

On cue, one-time Oakland draft pick Aaron Judge drilled an opposite-field grand slam off Andrew Triggs to a turn a 2-1 A’s lead into a 5-2 deficit. Joyce said he couldn’t stomach to watch the replay of his missed catch afterward.

“It just hit my glove and I dropped it,” Joyce said. “Obviously that’s pretty tough to swallow for me in that situation. For me, I think that’s an easy play. It’s a little embarrassing. It’s obviously really frustrating, especially with what it led to.”

The A’s (22-27) chalked up two more errors, giving them a staggering 49 in 49 games played. When play began Sunday, they had at least 10 more errors than every other big league club. It’s no surprise, therefore, that they also lead the majors with 35 unearned runs, after five of the nine runs they surrendered Sunday were unearned.

That kind of bumbling play in the field is making it difficult for the A’s to maintain leads when they claim one, and tough to mount comebacks when they fall behind. In a factoid that helps explain why the A’s likely find themselves looking at another summer of selling off veterans, they have won just one of the eight road series they’ve played in 2017. Their 7-17 record away from Oakland is second worst in the American League.

The A’s took Friday’s series opener 4-1 but dropped the final two to the AL East leaders.

“I’ve said often, there’s a psychology to it too,” manager Bob Melvin said. “You feel like you have a chance to battle and come back and score some runs, and when your defense is poor, sometimes mentally it’s tough to overcome or get past it. We just have to keep working on it.”

Leading 5-2, New York added to its lead in the fourth with help from a Josh Phegley throwing error on Aaron Hicks’ stolen base. Hicks wound up on third and came home on Chris Carter’s sacrifice fly. The A’s pulled to within 7-5 on Khris Davis’ 15th homer which in the eighth, a two-run shot. But the Yankees answered right back with two more off reliever John Axford, who hurt his cause with two walks.

There were other mishaps that didn’t cost the A’s runs, like Davis making a poor throw to third that allowed a Yankee runner to advance an extra base, and third baseman Ryon Healy losing a foul pop up in the sun.

Regardless of the defensive issues, A’s starter Andrew Triggs wasn’t looking to hand off blame. Just one of the six runs he allowed was earned over his six innings. But Triggs still had a chance to preserve a 2-1 lead in the third if he could have retired Judge with two outs and the bases loaded. Instead he left a 2-1 sinker over the plate and Judge mashed it over the right field wall.

“In my mind it was either sinker away or sinker in, and I thought away was better,” Triggs said. “But you gotta execute the pitch and I didn’t.”

It was the first career grand slam for Judge, who was drafted in the 31st round out of high school by Oakland in 2010 but opted to attend Fresno State. The Yankees took him in the first round in 2013, and in clubbing his 16th homer Sunday (tying him with Mike Trout for the league lead), Judge continued building his strong early case for the Rookie of the Year award.

A's fall short of series win vs Yankees after Judge's grand slam

A's fall short of series win vs Yankees after Judge's grand slam


NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the 6-foot-7 rookie at the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run - but even that could have been prevented if not for a poor throw by the weak-armed Davis in left.

Gary Sanchez added an RBI double in the seventh that squirmed out of the glove of a diving Davis. Brett Gardner drove in two insurance runs with a pop-fly double in the eighth.

Adam Warren retired all four batters he faced for his first save since July 28, 2015.

The Yankees trailed 2-1 when Ronald Torreyes reached on a soft infield single leading off the third, and Sanchez singled with one out. Matt Joyce then dropped Matt Holliday's fly ball in the right-field corner for an error that loaded the bases.

After Starlin Castro struck out, Judge lined a fastball the other way to put New York ahead. Triggs had given up just three home runs in his first nine starts this year.

Hicks stole second in the fourth and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Josh Phegley. That set up Carter's sacrifice fly, which made it 6-2.

And while Triggs' defense was betraying him, New York's fielders gave Pineda a big boost when he needed it.

With nobody out in the second, Ryon Healy was thrown out by Gardner trying to stretch a two-run single to left field. Torreyes followed with a diving play at third base.


Athletics: 1B Yonder Alonso was back in the lineup after missing three games with a sore right wrist. ... CF Rajai Davis was rested in favor of Mark Canha, who batted leadoff for the first time in his major league career. ... One-time closer Sean Doolittle, on the DL since April 30 with a strained left shoulder, threw 20 pitches Saturday and felt good, according to manager Bob Melvin. "So we'll figure out the next step here in the next day or so," Melvin said. ... Oakland plans to put RHP Kendall Graveman (shoulder) on the 10-day disabled list Monday and recall RHP Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville to make his first big league start of the season in Cleveland.

Yankees: Slumping 3B Chase Headley was given a second consecutive day off to work on his swing. He'll return to the lineup Monday, manager Joe Girardi said. ... All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was scheduled to throw for the second straight day before a day off in his program Monday.


Athletics: The 24-year-old Mengden began the season on the disabled list following surgery on his right foot. He was activated May 20 and optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Including his rehab assignment, Mengden is 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA in four Triple-A starts this year. He reached the majors for the first time last season and went 2-9 with a 6.50 ERA in 14 starts for Oakland. RHP Carlos Carrasco (4-2, 2.93) pitches for the AL champion Indians.

Yankees: Begin a seven-game road trip Monday afternoon in Baltimore, with rookie LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-3, 4.30 ERA) on the mound against Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (5-3, 2.92).