A's vs. Pirates stat pack

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A's vs. Pirates stat pack
July 8, 2013, 1:15 pm
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In a matchup of All-Star pitchers, Bartolo Colon is 11-3 with a 2.78 ERA while Jeff Locke is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA. (AP)

Grant Green is set to make his Major League debut tonight...

Grant Green
Age: 25
College: USC
Acquired: 2009 1st Rd Draft Pick (13th Overall)

Career in Minors           Games      AVG    HR         OPS
2009 Stockton -A              5          .316      0         .718
2010 Stockton -A            131        .318     20        .883
2011 Midland-AA            127        .291      9         .750
2012 Sacramento-AAA    125        .296     15        .796
2013 Sacramento-AAA     81         .318     11        .874

Oakland Athletics -- 2nd Basemen A.L. Ranks:
.264 Average        10th
1 Home Run          Last
19 Doubles            4th
15 RBI                   Last
.339 OB%               7th
.343 Slug%            13th

A's First Round Draft Picks -- Since 2007:
                                          Current Team      Games with A's
2007    James Simmons          Stockton - A                 0
2008    Jemile Weeks         Sacramento-AAA             215
2009    Grant Green                Oakland                       0
2010    Michael Choice      Sacramento-AAA               0
2011    Sonny Gray            Sacramento-AAA               0
2012    Addison Russell          Stockton -A                 0

Best Records in Majors:
Pittsburgh Pirates         53-34    .609
St. Louis Cardinals        53-34    .609
Boston Red Sox            54-36    .600
Oakland Athletics         52-37    .584
Texas Rangers              51-37    .580

The A's have never lost to the Pirates winning all 9 meetings:
Year    Location
2002    Pittsburgh      A's win Series 3-0
2004     Oakland        A's win Series 3-0
2010     Oakland        A's win Series 3-0

Josh Reddick -- 3-Game Series in Kansas City:
AVG          .417
H-AB        5-12
HR              1
Doubles      2
Triples        1
RBI             7*
*7 RBI in Previous 22 Games

Josh Donaldson -- A.L. Ranks:
Average                   .319    4th
Slug%                       .536    5th
Multi-Hit Games        33      5th
Avg vs Lefties          .363    2nd
Avg on Road            .333    3rd
Avg w/RISP              .386    4th


Bartolo Colon -- Season Breakdown:
                First 8 Starts        Last 9 Starts
Record            3-2                     8-1
ERA                4.56                    1.50
Opp Avg         .272                   .252
WHIP              1.10                    1.11
HR                    7                         2
Walks               2                        12
Opp Slug%     .440                    .310

The A's have used the big inning to their advantage all season:
Most Innings Scoring 5+ Runs -- This Season in A.L.:
Athletics            13
Angels               11
Orioles               9
Red Sox              9
Indians               9

Best Records in Interleague Games This Season:
Rays              9-1       .900
Mets              8-2       .800
Pirates          11-3      .786
Red Sox        7-2       .778
Athletics      11-4      .733

The Pirates are trying once again to snap their record streak of 20 Straight Losing Seasons:
               Started       Finished     Final Record
2011        53-47        19-43            72-90
2012        63-47        16-36            79-83
2013        53-34

Jeff Locke -- N.L. Ranks among Starting Pitchers:
.889 Win Pct (8-1)                     2nd
2.12 ERA                                   2nd
.206 Opp Avg                            9th
.311 Opp Slug%                         6th
8-Game Active Win Streak        T-1st

Pedro Alvarez:
           April-May    June-July
Games        47            32
AVG        .200        .306
HR            10            12
RBI            29            28
Slug%        .406        .653
GB%        59%        45%

Most Home Runs in Interleague Play This Season:
Domonic Brown         PHI         6
Josh Donaldson         OAK       5
Pedro Alvarez            PIT         5
Edwin Encarnacion    TOR        5

Closer Comparison:
                  Grant Balfour        Jason Grilli
Games               36                        40
Saves                 22                        28
Blown Saves        0                          1
ERA                  1.82                     2.15
WHIP                1.10                     0.88
HR                      4                          2
Quality Saves*   11                         7
*1-Run Save or enter with tying run on base

Tale of the Tape:
Oakland                        Pittsburgh
52-37        RECORD        53-34
4.7            RUNS/GM        3.9
.250         TEAM AVG       .243
94                  HR               86
3.72              ERA             3.15

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