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A's-Giants Bay Bridge series stat pack

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A's-Giants Bay Bridge series stat pack

May 20, 2011
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Check out Comcast SportsNet's comprehensive stat pack for the Battle of the Bay series!

The A's lead the all-time series with Giants 42-38.

OAK SF
Wins 42 38
Wins in SF 19 21
RunsGame 4.3 4.1
Home Runs 68 80

The A's have been swept at AT&T Park each of the last 2 years. The 6-Game losing streak comes on the heels of a 7-game win streak in SF.

A's at AT&T Park
Last 6 Games Previous 7 Games
Record 0-6 7-0
Team AVG .222 .292
Runs Scored 11 37
Runs Allowed 32 11
Starters ERA 6.21 1.55

Since Interleague Play began in 1997, the A's have had the worst hitting pitchers.

Worst Batting AVG by A.L. Pitchers since 1997:

Oakland .092 (23-249)
Toronto .094 (26-278)
Detroit .097 (26-269)
New York .104 (30-288)
Chicago .110 (29-263)

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A.L. Pitchers Avg: .121
N.L. Pitchers Avg: .144

Trevor Cahill
Career vs SF
2 Starts (both in Oakland)
2-0 Record
1.32 ERA
13.2 IP
10 Hits
1 HR
2 Walks
8 Strikeouts

Ryan Vogelsong enters tonight's game with a 13.1 inning scoreless streak. Vogelsong has faced the A's once in his career and it came in a start for the Pirates on June 12, 2004, in Oakland. It was not a start he would like to remember:
4 IP, 8 Hits, 6 ER, 4 Walks, 1 K, 2 HR
--Eric Byrnes Hit Both Home Runs

The A's would win the game 12-11 on a Jermaine Dye walk-off single in the 9th.
How similar are the A's and Giants this season?

OAK SF
Record 22-22 24-19
Rec in 1-Run Gms 7-9 12-3
Team Avg .239 .241
RunsGame 3.7 3.6
HR 24 33
Team ERA 2.86 3.32
Unearned Runs Allowed 28 15
SavesOpps 1116 1521
Errors 33 30

David DeJesus lights up when Interleague Play begins.
Highest Career AVG in Interleague Play for Active Players (min 250 PAs):

Dustin Pedroia .364
Aaron Miles .356
Albert Pujols .347
Ichiro Suzuki .338
David DeJesus .336

Josh Willingham has found AT&T Park to his liking:
14 Games
.354 Average
4 Home Runs
5 Doubles
1 Triple
11 RBI
.750 SlugHighest Career Slugging PCT at AT&T Park (min 50 PAs):

Ryan Braun .784
Barry Bonds .763
Josh Willingham .750
Chris Iannetta .719
Dan Uggla .710

Von Miller calls 49ers’ Trent Brown 'the best right tackle in the NFL’

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Von Miller calls 49ers’ Trent Brown 'the best right tackle in the NFL’

Von Miller has 73.5 sacks to his name over six seasons in the NFL. He's a five-time Prow Bowl linebacker, three-time All-Pro, Super Bowl champion, and Super Bowl MVP. 

Trent Brown has played 21 games in two NFL seasons for the 49ers, 18 of them as starts. Despite his little time in the NFL and lack of honors, the Broncos' defensive star sees San Francisco's young offensive lineman as the best in the game at his position.

“He’s the best right tackle in the National Football League,” Miller said to the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday after the first of two joint practices with the 49ers. “And he may even be a top-five tackle, period, in the National Football League. There’s not another tackle who’s that tall, that big and can move he way he moves.”

Brown, at 24 years old and standing 6-foot-8 while weighing 355 pounds, was the only offensive lineman invited to Miller's "Pass Rush Summit" at Stanford in June. Miller says he invited Brown so he could gain more knowledge, but also added, "from my point of view, we could get it (more knowledge) from a premier-offensive-tackle point of view.”

The two went up against each other in the trenches Wednesday in Santa Clara. After Brown held his own, Miller poured on the praise, but he made it clear how the young offensive lineman's future is all up to himself. Brown holds the keys to his potential. 

"He’ll be as good as he wants to be," Miller said. "When he’s on, there’s not another tackle in the National Football League that’s as good as him."

Miller also made a bold prediction. "He’s going to have one of the biggest (contracts) for an offensive lineman."

Brown's rookie deal ends after the 2018 season. 

Practice report: Conley locking in mentally while rehabbing injury

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Practice report: Conley locking in mentally while rehabbing injury

NAPA – Gareon Conley ran Sunday for the first time in two months. The Raiders first-round cornerback remains on the physically unable to perform list with a shin injury originally suffered during a June minicamp. He wants to get back on the field. He just isn’t ready yet.

Missing training camp certainly sets back a dynamic cover man, but it doesn’t mean Conley can’t make an instant impact. While he hasn’t been seen on the practice field, the Raiders have been encouraged that Conley’s proving a quick learner and an inquisitive mind.

“We’d love to have him out there right now,” Raiders assistant head coach – defense John Pagano said. “When he’s out there, he’ll be out there. Until then, I think he got the reps he needed in OTAs. His mental game has picked up tremendously. He’s always asking questions, even more. It’s hard for a lot of injured players in this league to stand there on the sidelines and be able to just watch and look out there, but he’s always asking. He’s getting those mental reps.

"When he’s able to come back, he’ll be at a fast level. Injuries are part of the game, you deal with it and you just have to make sure, as a rookie, you’re taking those mental reps.”

Conley has been on the practice field with his position group most days, with a play sheet in hand to follow along. He has also lifted weights the past two days and worked on the JUGS machine Wednesday.

Nearly a month remains until the regular season starts, leaving Conley time to get back in the mix.

QUICK SLANTS

-- Cornerback Sean Smith took some reps with the first unit on Wednesday, though most of them came as an outside corner in the nickel package. TJ Carrie slid inside in those instances, and generally remained outside in the base defense.

Smith had his second straight quality practice, a sign he might be rebounding after a rough week where he practiced with the second unit and didn’t fare well at Arizona. The Raiders hope he can build on good work and be steadier in coverage.

“I think he’s growing every day,” Pagano said. “There’s always highs and lows in this game. You don’t want to make it, as we term, inconsistent. We’re always looking for the consistency. It’s how you build. It’s how you learn. It’s how you come off those things. There’s always room for improvement in the backend, in the front, all across our defense. There’s guys we’re asking them to go out there and make plays. Has he been improving at practice? Yeah. Then our job is to take that practice stuff and take it to the game field and have that consistency and that carry over to those types of games.”

-- Offensive line coach Mike Tice praised Ian Silberman’s play in a position switch to center. He has seen extensive reps there in camp, including a massive amount in the preseason opener at Arizona. Silberman will play some left guard in coming weeks to establish versatility and give him a shot to make the team.

-- Undrafted rookie Nicholas Morrow played with the first unit in sub packages, as the Raiders continue searching for coverage options in those personnel groups.

-- Jon Feliciano worked with the first unit on Wednesday at left guard. He will be a primary backup at every interior line spot. He is working back from a knee injury that kept him out until last week.