Yanks-A's Stat Pack

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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
NYY OAK
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

A's spring training Day 13: Gossett part of fifth starter mix

A's spring training Day 13: Gossett part of fifth starter mix

MESA, Ariz. — An unexpected opportunity came Daniel Gossett’s way Sunday, and the young right-hander took it in stride.

When the A’s adjusted their starting rotation, Kendall Graveman got bumped to Monday and Gossett learned he’d be taking the ball to start Sunday’s Cactus League home opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

“I’m here for what they need me for,” Gossett said. “So anything they need, gimme the ball.”

He spun two scoreless innings in a game Oakland lost 5-3 at Hohokam Stadium. A nice first impression for Gossett, indeed, but the truth is A’s officials were already quite familiar with him.

A second-round pick out of Clemson in 2014, Gossett impressed at three levels of the farm system in 2016, beginning the year with Single-A Stockton and finishing it with Triple-A Nashville.

This is his first big league camp, and manager Bob Melvin even mentioned Gossett as being part of the fifth starter conversation.

“He impressed everybody in the organization last year, so when talking about that fifth spot, who knows?” Melvin said before the game.

The only blemishes on Gossett’s day were the pair of walks he issued. After walking Jefrey Marte to lead off the second, he got a lift from his catcher, as Josh Phegley fired a strike to second to nail Marte trying to steal.

“A pitcher’s best friend, I guess,” Gossett said. He went 10-6 with a 2.69 ERA across 27 starts at all three levels of the minors last year, and his 151 strikeouts led the A’s farm system. Gossett’s fastball ranges anywhere from 90-95 on the gun. He throws a changeup that gets the most swings and misses, plus a slider and curve.

Grady Fuson, an A’s special assistant to the general manager, liked the adjustments he saw with Gossett over the course of last season.

“He’s a super kid, a grinder,” Fuson said over the winter. “He’s a guy that hadn’t struck many guys out and had been very hittable in the strike zone. (In 2016), he started executing to different parts of the zone that limits the hard contact.”

CAMP BATTLE: Alejandro De Aza sparked the A’s first rally in the third Sunday with a triple, then scored on Mark Canha’s double. With Jake Smolinski sidelined currently by a shoulder issue, it’s a good time for De Aza, a non-roster invitee to camp, to make his mark. The door could be open for him to make a push to make the roster as a fifth outfielder.

“He’s an interesting guy,” Melvin said of the nine-year veteran. “He knows how to play the game, he can play all three outfield spots. We’ve seen him before when he’s given us trouble, too, with the White Sox.”

Another contender for a reserve outfield spot is Jaycob Brugman, who has yet to crack the majors but is already on the 40-man roster. He singled home a run in the seventh. Like De Aza and Smolinski, Brugman can play center field, and it stands to reason the A’s will want to carry someone who can back up Rajai Davis at that position.

NOTEWORTHY: Phegley admitted to some butterflies before getting behind the plate for his first game since July, when a right knee injury wiped out the rest of his season.

But he looked good springing up to nail Marte on the second-inning steal attempt. The A’s are counting on Phegley returning to his role as the right-handed hitting platoon partner with Stephen Vogt behind the plate.

STOCK RISING: Melvin was impressed, and entertained, by the first look he got at reliever Simon Castro on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Castro retired Kris Bryant to strand a runner at third, the only hitter he faced. But it was what happened before the at-bat that caught Melvin’s attention.

“When he came to the mound he was pretty vocal,” Melvin noted. “He was fired up, telling the guys ‘Let’s go!’ I haven’t heard that too many times out of pitchers, let alone in spring training. So he impressed me with his eagerness to pitch.”

FAMILIAR FACES: Campy Campaneris and Blue Moon Odom each threw out ceremonial first pitches before Sunday’s exhibition home opener, which drew a smallish crowd of 4,072.

A’s reliever, movie buff Axford makes 2017 Oscars predictions

A’s reliever, movie buff Axford makes 2017 Oscars predictions

A's reliever John Axford is not your casual movie fan. 

Axford majored in Film at Notre Dame and has a proven track record when it comes to the biggest night for movies. 

The last two years, Axford correctly predicted 17 of 24 winners for the Academy Awards. In 2014, Axford went a perfect 18-of-18 with his predictions. 

On Saturday, Axford offered 24 predictions for the 2017 Oscars. 

Axford is a clear believer in La La Land, choosing the film for eights Oscars, after winning a record-breaking seven Golden Globes. 

Will he go a perfect 24-for-24 this year?