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Game Preview: OAK @ CHW, 8:11pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 @U.S. Cellular Field

Athletics, 61-76, 4th, 20½ GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Brett Tomko (36, RHP, 3-3, 4.40)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-3) 43.0 39 21 21 12 27 10 4.40
2008 (2-7) 70.0 83 51 49 18 49 11 6.30
2007 (4-12) 131.1 149 89 81 48 105 18 5.55
Last 7 GS 3-3 38.2 40 23 22 7 26 10 5.12 48
2009-09-03 SEA L 5.2 8 6 6 1 2 3 102 30
2009-08-28 @LAA ND 5.2 4 2 2 1 5 1 100 57
2009-08-23 DET W 6.0 3 1 1 2 8 1 87 68
2009-08-17 NYY W 5.0 5 0 0 1 1 0 78 57
2008-05-26 @TOR L 6.0 8 7 6 0 4 2 108 34
2008-05-21 @BOS L 4.1 7 5 5 1 2 2 91 30
2008-05-16 @FLA W 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 1 78 57
Last 5 v.CHW 1-0 7.0 8 2 1 1 2 0 1.29 56
1998-06-25 @CHW W 7.0 8 2 1 1 2 0 109 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-36   Road:   27-40   ExtrInn: 3-9 
 vsRHP:  44-49   vsLHP:  17-27   1-Run:  14-21
 vsEast: 21-23   vsCntrl:19-15   vsWest: 16-25 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Sun, Sep  6   SEA  W   5-2       61-76  4th 21.0 gb
136 Sat, Sep  5   SEA  W   9-5       60-76  4th 21.0 gb
135 Fri, Sep  4   SEA  L   3-6       59-76  4th 21.0 gb
134 Thu, Sep  3   SEA  L   4-7       59-75  4th 20.0 gb
133 Wed, Sep  2   KCR  W  10-4       59-74  4th 19.5 gb
132 Tue, Sep  1   KCR  L   3-4       58-74  4th 20.5 gb
131 Mon, Aug 31   KCR  W   8-5       58-73  4th 20.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 30  @LAA  L   1-9       57-73  4th 20.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 29  @LAA  W   4-3       57-72  4th 19.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 28  @LAA  L   7-11      56-72  4th 20.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
WhiteSox, 69-70, 3rd, 7½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Carlos Torres (26, RHP, 1-0, 3.86)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 16.1 14 7 7 9 14 2 3.86
Last 7 GS 1-0 16.1 14 7 7 9 14 2 3.86 53
2009-09-03 @CHC W 7.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 98 73
2009-08-08 CLE ND 3.1 3 4 4 6 5 0 72 37
2009-07-22 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 3 2 95 48
Has never faced OAK.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-31   Road:   30-39   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  46-51   vsLHP:  23-19   1-Run:  16-24
 vsEast: 18-21   vsCntrl:27-30   vsWest: 12-13 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Mon, Sep  7   BOS  W   5-1       69-70  3rd  7.5 gb
138 Sun, Sep  6   BOS  L   1-6       68-70  3rd  8.0 gb
137 Sat, Sep  5   BOS  W   5-1       68-69  3rd  7.0 gb
136 Fri, Sep  4   BOS  W  12-2       67-69  3rd  7.0 gb
135 Thu, Sep  3  @CHC  W   5-0       66-69  3rd  7.0 gb
134 Wed, Sep  2  @MIN  W   4-2       65-69  3rd  7.0 gb
133 Tue, Sep  1  @MIN  L   3-4       64-69  3rd  7.0 gb
132 Mon, Aug 31  @MIN  L   1-4       64-68  3rd  6.0 gb
131 Sun, Aug 30  @NYY  L   3-8       64-67  3rd  6.0 gb
130 Sat, Aug 29  @NYY  L   0-10      64-66  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 16, 2009 OAK  3  CHW  2        W:Andrew Bailey (5-3), L: Bobby Jenks (2-4), S: none
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 CHW  8 @OAK  1        W:Gavin Floyd (10-7), L: Gio Gonzalez (4-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 CHW  8 @OAK  7 (10)   W:Octavio Dotel (2-3), L: Craig Breslow (5-6), S: Bobby Jenks (24)
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 OAK  7 @CHW  0        W:Brett Anderson (3-5), L: Mark Buehrle (6-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 OAK  5 @CHW  3        W:Josh Outman (3-0), L: Clayton Richard (2-1), S: Andrew Bailey (3)
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 OAK  5 @CHW  0        W:Vin Mazzaro (1-0), L: Bartolo Colon (3-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 CHW  6  OAK  2        W:Matt Thornton (3-1), L: Craig Breslow (1-4), S: none

Sun, Aug 17, 2008 CHW 13 @OAK  1        W:Javier Vazquez (10-10), L: Gio Gonzalez (1-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 CHW  2 @OAK  1        W:John Danks (10-5), L: Greg Smith (5-12), S: Bobby Jenks (25)
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 OAK  6  CHW  4        W:Huston Street (3-5), L: Horacio Ramirez (1-3), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - OAK leads 4-3; 2008 - CHW won 5-4; 2007 - OAK won 5-4; All-Time - CHW leads 1011-954

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2009 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.74

CHW  4.57

SDP  3.90

RA/G

SFG  3.69

HOU  4.72

WSN  5.46

BA

J. Mauer  .366

O. Hudson  .289

A. Miles  .174

OBP

A. Pujols  .445

R. Hanigan  .362

A. Miles  .217

SLG

A. Pujols  .678

A. LaRoche  .479

A. Miles  .235

OPS

A. Pujols  1.123

A. LaRoche  .830

A. Miles  .451

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.22

J. Beckett  3.87

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.47

E. Jackson  6.93

J. Lannan  3.73

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Athletics Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 60.Torres
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
50.Danks*
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
43.Garcia
G/S/vB
54.Hudson
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
65.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
67.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 9/.944 1/no AB 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 95/81 .215/.330/.354/.684 .944/.643 .873 52/.724 0/0 2/1
7.Crosby G/S/vP ··· 22/.333 2/.000 12/.583 3/.666 3/.000 9/.111 ··· 5/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.800 1/.000 244/134 .220/.290/.360/.650 .773/.545 .601 11/.273 2/1 6/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP ··· 7/.953 1/no AB 9/.476 1/5.000 12/.878 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 528/372 .239/.358/.405/.762 .633/.819 .684 83/.918 4/1 20/2
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 2/.000 10/1.125 4/1.167 7/.715 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 311/191 .299/.362/.421/.783 .708/.832 .715 109/.792 31/8 3/4
14.Ellis G/S/vP ··· 39/.398 3/.666 15/.358 2/2.500 9/.333 12/.384 ··· 6/1.166 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/1.333 1/2.000 311/226 .275/.318/.412/.730 .737/.728 .802 100/.751 7/2 6/3
5.Garciaparra G/S/vP ··· 7/.858 3/.000 3/1.334 4/.750 3/.666 32/.574 ··· 1/.000 9/1.444 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 146/86 .268/.301/.384/.685 .673/.693 .583 26/.748 1/0 3/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/3.000 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 415/282 .268/.312/.466/.778 .953/.697 .775 88/.629 10/3 17/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP ··· 19/.352 6/.666 4/.000 4/.000 7/1.285 64/.734 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 5/.600 1/2.000 493/344 .285/.342/.406/.748 .627/.799 .756 116/.688 18/5 10/13
1.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 47/42 .163/.213/.233/.445 .650/.421 .484 16/.620 1/0 0/0
26.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 130/95 .252/.310/.370/.680 .532/.736 .681 88/.665 5/3 3/1
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/95 .254/.317/.474/.791 .554/.866 .706 28/.989 0/0 6/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 12/1.409 4/1.750 9/.619 3/.000 9/.111 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· 516/366 .271/.307/.401/.708 .728/.700 .798 86/.553 6/2 11/3
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 9/1.067 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/1.750 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 458/346 .278/.331/.390/.721 .690/.731 .804 95/.815 6/5 6/3
IP 16.1 191.0 82.2 166.1 53.0 185.0 22.2 2.0 47.2 49.0 2.0 58.0 61.2 11.2 TOTAL .256/.323/.388/.711 .683/.723 .698 .718 107/37 116/98
ERA-K/9 3.86/7.7 3.77/4.5 3.59/6.3 3.84/7.1 3.74/10.9 3.84/7.8 4.76/7.1 0.00/4.5 3.59/8.5 3.86/8.8 4.50/9.0 4.19/7.4 2.63/10.8 6.94/10.8 4.16/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 71/.233 751/.275 359/.279 704/.248 235/.232 762/.240 94/.264 7/.000 204/.246 220/.284 8/.250 256/.282 243/.216 55/.244 .260
OPS .710 .759 .709 .721 .781 .671 .745 .143 .705 .849 .625 .758 .612 .804 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 36/.676 213/.855 165/.844 197/.733 77/.998 400/.667 54/.528 3/.333 94/.879 98/.821 4/1.250 120/.825 101/.580 29/.622 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 35/.743 538/.721 194/.600 507/.716 158/.683 362/.676 40/1.030 4/.000 110/.558 122/.871 4/.000 136/.701 142/.635 26/1.026 .726
Home 45/.866 431/.748 208/.703 340/.742 118/.689 366/.580 45/.844 7/.143 107/.691 110/.828 8/.625 134/.695 122/.556 29/.670
Last 28d days 26/.471 134/.869 50/.599 163/.724 39/1.035 135/.720 94/.745 7/.143 44/.670 40/.961 5/1.000 42/.745 51/.527 32/.899
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 25/2/2 4/1/2 21/16/6 6/14/1 21/14/4 2/1/0 0/0/0 7/9/0 9/10/1 0/0/0 7/4/2 5/4/4 2/3/2 146/110/32
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ····oo·· ·X····X· ·X····o· ··X····X ···X···· ···X···· ··X··X·o ·····o·· ···X···· oX····oo o···o·oo ·o···o··
WhiteSox Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Tomko
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
30.Eveland*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
59.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
39.Kilby*
G/S/vB
52.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
62.Mortensen
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· 6/.833 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 341/251 .274/.350/.458/.808 .950/.757 .657 103/.708 6/4 10/12
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 156/99 .229/.308/.429/.736 .836/.681 .627 15/1.119 0/0 7/5
23.Dye G/S/vP 8/1.089 6/.666 1/.000 4/.500 2/.000 6/.333 3/.666 6/.900 ··· 5/1.850 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/1.250 3/1.167 503/372 .260/.340/.473/.813 .862/.796 .807 79/.596 0/2 25/5
7.Fields G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 252/174 .219/.300/.353/.653 .743/.614 .642 1/.000 2/3 7/8
39.Flowers G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 366/302 .275/.334/.372/.706 .725/.702 .729 27/.947 22/2 2/7
14.Konerko G/S/vP 5/.650 6/.533 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 3/.000 3/.333 5/1.267 ··· 5/.600 ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 4/1.000 2/.500 538/391 .282/.351/.496/.847 1.064/.767 .890 88/.888 0/0 25/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP 13/1.265 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 139/114 .264/.312/.384/.696 .375/.768 .774 38/1.005 2/2 3/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/62 .147/.256/.173/.429 .414/.435 .339 9/.222 5/1 0/3
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 3/2.333 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 247/133 .227/.313/.426/.739 .867/.627 .595 78/.676 10/0 11/13
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 5/.000 5/1.600 ··· 2/.500 2/2.000 6/.900 ··· ··· 3/.333 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 453/343 .315/.346/.460/.806 .714/.836 .776 89/.798 1/1 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 12/.334 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 6/.933 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 5/.500 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 497/358 .300/.352/.404/.756 .775/.748 .745 107/.807 26/10 5/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 7/1.171 3/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 1/3.000 1/.000 6/2.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 321/234 .231/.321/.431/.751 .692/.771 .838 90/.651 2/0 16/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 6/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 6/.666 2/1.500 4/.666 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 515/389 .280/.335/.408/.743 .959/.674 .767 97/.790 14/5 15/17
51.Rios G/S/vP 5/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 3/1.167 9/.222 6/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 6/.500 ··· ··· 2/2.500 3/1.000 ··· 6/.666 3/1.667 556/403 .249/.297/.401/.698 .692/.700 .853 77/.422 20/3 15/4
31.Wise* G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 130/115 .200/.238/.342/.580 .871/.550 .712 5/.400 3/3 2/0
IP 43.0 151.2 74.1 7.1 56.2 158.1 28.0 45.0 51.1 79.2 17.1 2.0 7.1 91.1 14.0 67.0 62.1 TOTAL .260/.331/.420/.751 .813/.728 .748 .725 95/38 163/114
ERA-K/9 4.40/5.7 4.45/7.4 2.06/9.6 7.36/7.4 3.97/7.6 4.66/4.5 8.04/5.8 5.80/6.0 4.91/6.0 5.76/9.5 2.08/6.2 0.00/9.0 14.73/1.2 5.32/5.8 9.00/5.1 3.09/11.6 3.03/6.1 4.44/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 175/.241 640/.267 293/.181 33/.300 232/.200 685/.271 148/.389 212/.291 226/.269 368/.289 72/.212 7/.143 35/.406 423/.319 69/.339 263/.205 267/.295 .268
OPS .762 .725 .513 .830 .652 .826 .978 .858 .740 .862 .590 .286 1.018 .873 1.001 .615 .736 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 86/.585 165/.797 138/.520 13/1.135 113/.641 368/.936 44/1.109 102/.956 123/.891 94/1.105 33/.679 3/.667 14/.750 249/.899 29/.869 107/.597 113/.873 .817
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 89/.932 475/.700 155/.507 20/.628 119/.662 317/.697 104/.922 110/.768 103/.565 274/.780 39/.508 4/.000 21/1.176 174/.836 40/1.082 156/.627 154/.635 .712
Road 71/.759 355/.739 160/.541 / 127/.727 262/.822 97/1.080 109/1.042 104/.874 172/.756 33/.636 / 20/.900 274/.869 22/1.441 144/.784 117/.773
Last 28d days 90/.737 128/.788 41/.463 10/.400 43/.718 127/.648 5/1.000 23/1.079 24/.746 129/.883 56/.578 7/.286 35/1.018 98/.927 31/.582 50/.400 51/.831
HR/SB/CS 10/3/1 19/12/3 5/1/0 1/0/0 8/8/4 26/16/10 3/4/0 6/3/2 1/1/2 12/2/2 2/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 12/8/3 3/1/1 6/9/3 2/2/0 140/76/33
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ·oX····X ·····Xo· ····X··o ·····X·· ·····o·· ········ ······X· ·X·····X ···oX·X· ·····X·· ······o· ········ ···X···· ··XX···o ·oX·X··o

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.