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Game Preview: OAK @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, July 25, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Athletics, 40-55, 4th, 17 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Gio Gonzalez (23, LHP, 1-2, 9.33)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 27.0 45 30 28 17 29 7 9.33
2008 (1-4) 34.0 32 34 29 25 34 9 7.68
Last 7 GS 1-4 26.0 43 39 35 18 30 12 12.12 30
2009-07-20 MIN ND 2.2 10 11 11 3 1 4 89 -8
2009-07-05 @CLE W 6.0 6 2 2 1 8 1 92 59
2009-06-30 DET L 5.0 7 3 3 2 5 1 84 44
2009-06-24 SFG L 3.2 10 6 4 2 6 1 83 25
2008-09-08 @DET L 1.2 5 9 8 2 1 3 59 10
2008-09-02 @KCR L 4.0 2 4 3 3 5 2 95 46
2008-08-27 @LAA ND 3.0 3 4 4 5 4 0 81 36
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   18-30   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  27-35   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:   9-15
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 24  @NYY  L   3-8       40-55  4th 17.0 gb
 94 Thu, Jul 23  @NYY  L   3-6       40-54  4th 16.0 gb
 93 Wed, Jul 22   MIN  W  16-1       40-53  4th 15.0 gb
 92 Tue, Jul 21   MIN  L   2-3 (10)  39-53  4th 15.0 gb
 91 Mon, Jul 20   MIN  W  14-13      39-52  4th 13.5 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 19   LAA  L   0-1 (10)  38-52  4th 14.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul 18   LAA  L   6-11      38-51  4th 13.0 gb
 88 Fri, Jul 17   LAA  W   7-3       38-50  4th 12.0 gb
 87 Thu, Jul 16   LAA  L   2-6       37-50  4th 13.0 gb
 86 Sun, Jul 12  @TBR  W   7-3       37-49  4th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Yankees, 59-37, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Andy Pettitte (37, LHP, 8-5, 4.62)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-5) 115.0 127 65 59 46 78 16 4.62
2008 (14-14) 204.0 233 112 103 55 158 19 4.54
2007 (15-9) 215.1 238 106 97 69 141 16 4.05
Last 7 GS 2-3 40.1 45 27 24 14 31 7 5.36 46
2009-07-20 BAL ND 7.1 6 1 1 2 8 1 109 68
2009-07-11 @LAA L 4.1 7 6 6 2 1 1 83 24
2009-07-06 TOR L 6.0 5 6 6 5 3 2 109 36
2009-07-01 SEA W 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 98 61
2009-06-25 @ATL ND 3.2 7 6 3 3 4 0 95 30
2009-06-19 @FLA W 7.0 3 1 1 0 7 1 108 74
2009-06-13 NYM L 5.0 11 5 5 1 3 1 104 27
Last 5 v.OAK 3-1 31.2 33 14 12 2 20 2 3.41 55
2009-04-21 OAK W 7.0 9 2 2 0 0 0 105 51
2008-07-20 OAK W 8.0 4 1 1 0 9 0 114 79
2008-06-12 @OAK W 8.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 113 73
2007-07-01 OAK L 1.2 9 8 7 0 1 2 42 8
2007-04-15 @OAK ND 7.0 6 2 1 1 4 0 101 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-16   Road:   25-21   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  39-27   vsLHP:  20-10   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 18-17   vsCntrl:19-5    vsWest: 12-7  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 24   OAK  W   8-3       59-37  1st  2.5 up
 95 Thu, Jul 23   OAK  W   6-3       58-37  1st  2.5 up
 94 Wed, Jul 22   BAL  W   6-4       57-37  1st  2.0 up
 93 Tue, Jul 21   BAL  W   6-4       56-37  1st  1.0 up
 92 Mon, Jul 20   BAL  W   2-1       55-37  1st    Tied
 91 Sun, Jul 19   DET  W   2-1       54-37  2nd  1.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 18   DET  W   2-1       53-37  2nd  2.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 17   DET  W   5-3       52-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 12  @LAA  L   4-5       51-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 11  @LAA  L   8-14      51-36  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 NYY  6  OAK  3        W:C.C. Sabathia (10-6), L: Vin Mazzaro (2-7), S: Philip Hughes (1)
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 NYY  9  OAK  7 (14)   W:Jose Veras (1-1), L: Dan Giese (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 NYY  5  OAK  3        W:Andy Pettitte (2-0), L: Dana Eveland (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (4)

Sun, Jul 20, 2008 NYY  2  OAK  1        W:Andy Pettitte (11-7), L: Justin Duchscherer (10-6), S: Mariano Rivera (24)
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 NYY  4  OAK  3 (12)   W:David Robertson (1-0), L: Lenny DiNardo (1-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 NYY  7  OAK  1        W:Mike Mussina (12-6), L: Greg Smith (5-8), S: none
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 NYY  4 @OAK  1        W:Andy Pettitte (6-5), L: Joe Blanton (3-9), S: Mariano Rivera (18)
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 OAK  8  NYY  4        W:Justin Duchscherer (6-4), L: Darrell Rasner (3-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 NYY  3 @OAK  1        W:Chien-Ming Wang (7-2), L: Dana Eveland (4-5), S: Mariano Rivera (17)
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 OAK 11 @NYY  5        W:Danny Haren (10-2), L: Andy Pettitte (4-6), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 4-0; 2008 - NYY won 5-1; 2007 - OAK won 4-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1109-756

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  5.52

FLA  4.49

SDP  3.65

RA/G

SFG  3.74

FLA  4.66

WSN  5.54

BA

J. Mauer  .363

Y. Molina  .288

R. Cedeno  .186

OBP

M. Ramirez  .475

M. Reynolds  .363

R. Cedeno  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .711

C. Blake  .465

N. Punto  .245

OPS

A. Pujols  1.161

T. Tulowitzki  .823

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

J. Lester  3.87

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

J. Lannan  3.74

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Athletics Batters (4.36 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.74 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
39.Melancon
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 9/1.301 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.166 35/28 .107/.265/.286/.550 1.071/.435 .750 16/.875 0/0 1/0
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 13/.833 3/1.667 4/.500 30/.657 3/1.334 1/.000 6/1.300 ··· ··· 10/.900 1/.000 36/.382 415/293 .274/.312/.360/.673 .595/.702 .627 99/.882 9/4 4/14
7.Crosby G/S/vP 11/.364 ··· 2/1.000 9/.777 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 1/2.000 29/.879 206/118 .220/.300/.339/.639 .741/.560 .533 32/.884 2/1 4/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 10/1.067 ··· 1/2.000 12/.650 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 22/.997 368/247 .239/.334/.425/.759 .603/.835 .722 83/.857 2/0 16/2
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 8/.250 140/71 .256/.336/.368/.704 .681/.727 .693 30/.993 13/5 2/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP 19/.977 ··· 3/2.500 18/.716 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/.347 2/.500 33/.751 145/101 .226/.278/.338/.616 .573/.635 .719 76/.718 4/2 3/2
1.Garciaparra G/S/vP 55/.883 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.000 17/1.059 ··· 7/.572 94/61 .261/.298/.375/.673 .697/.657 .548 31/.712 0/0 2/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP 9/1.111 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 7/.572 272/176 .291/.351/.506/.857 1.117/.722 .834 96/.785 10/1 12/2
5.Holliday G/S/vP 9/.778 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/.523 1/.000 ··· 10/1.056 400/278 .286/.378/.454/.831 .762/.859 .788 96/.914 13/3 11/4
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/.200 ··· 11/.473 296/200 .289/.349/.429/.778 .575/.873 .803 99/.689 11/3 7/8
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 86/62 .250/.326/.408/.733 .592/.785 .649 24/1.024 0/0 2/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 7/1.285 ··· 1/.000 12/.833 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 12/.833 363/248 .284/.323/.402/.726 .759/.710 .789 93/.705 5/2 5/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· ··· 8/1.250 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 ··· 4/.250 301/216 .271/.317/.354/.670 .663/.673 .741 64/.813 4/5 3/1
IP 115.0 46.1 17.1 120.1 102.2 41.2 59.0 5.2 5.2 41.1 23.2 142.1 TOTAL .250/.320/.378/.698 .668/.712 .674 .789 64/25 78/74
ERA-K/9 4.62/6.1 2.53/7.4 5.71/10.4 3.74/8.1 3.86/8.1 3.67/7.3 3.51/9.0 6.35/3.2 4.76/6.3 2.18/9.8 3.80/13.3 3.67/6.5 4.39/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 505/.280 184/.207 76/.222 520/.241 429/.272 159/.194 246/.226 28/.227 25/.333 158/.201 99/.193 581/.236 .253
OPS .788 .634 .737 .732 .803 .640 .693 .802 .735 .553 .673 .653 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 148/.724 82/.515 39/.499 281/.695 241/.774 86/.614 117/.753 15/1.133 16/1.033 80/.482 43/.726 129/.617 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.815 102/.726 37/1.009 239/.773 188/.839 73/.667 129/.639 13/.408 9/.222 78/.625 56/.634 452/.663 .762
Home 306/.847 109/.575 37/1.045 288/.761 224/.818 85/.518 113/.803 6/2.333 25/.735 106/.585 49/.436 291/.678
Last 28d days 103/.782 51/.618 35/1.293 142/.628 99/.982 33/.618 49/.356 10/.800 25/.735 40/.253 29/.649 140/.775
HR/SB/CS 16/12/6 7/4/2 3/0/0 15/15/8 13/17/5 6/2/1 7/3/1 0/1/0 0/1/0 5/1/0 2/2/2 11/9/6 118/88/37
Usage ····X··· ···oo·o· ··o····· ··X····X X····X·· o··ooo·· ·XX··o·X ········ ···X···· ··oo·oXo X······· ·X····X·
Yankees Batters (5.54 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
51.Braden*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
59.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 295/202 .277/.336/.424/.760 .790/.746 .763 67/.638 5/2 8/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 403/277 .310/.342/.491/.833 .945/.782 .858 90/.867 4/4 14/3
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/5.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 382/265 .281/.365/.504/.869 .714/.941 .966 75/.757 8/0 16/4
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 227/176 .274/.351/.391/.742 .673/.762 .689 51/.497 20/5 3/1
14.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 146/112 .266/.377/.460/.836 1.013/.784 .932 26/1.129 0/0 5/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 4/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 418/308 .316/.393/.449/.842 1.150/.734 .873 99/.885 18/4 10/4
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 298/214 .257/.362/.502/.864 .944/.832 .827 65/1.050 0/0 15/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 57/47 .255/.321/.353/.674 1.100/.586 .579 8/.393 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 248/176 .286/.371/.521/.892 .887/.895 .996 72/.953 1/0 13/5
12.Ransom G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 76/44 .188/.263/.319/.582 .391/.720 .661 18/.548 2/0 0/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/3.500 4/2.750 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 282/212 .253/.401/.538/.938 1.025/.912 .932 92/1.064 6/1 19/5
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 353/239 .235/.365/.456/.821 .758/.843 .691 72/.658 0/0 14/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 2/3.000 3/.666 2/.000 6/.666 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 3/2.667 2/.500 1/2.000 4/1.250 418/302 .279/.378/.550/.928 .975/.891 1.021 100/.838 1/0 24/1
IP 27.0 102.0 56.2 124.1 39.0 110.0 34.2 36.2 55.0 35.0 46.1 44.1 TOTAL .275/.357/.469/.826 .867/.810 .844 .832 68/19 141/63
ERA-K/9 9.33/9.7 4.32/6.8 2.06/10.5 3.40/5.6 4.62/7.4 4.50/4.2 5.97/6.2 4.91/5.9 4.75/6.5 4.63/10.8 2.72/11.9 3.05/6.3 4.30/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 138/.378 402/.261 227/.173 528/.260 158/.189 478/.265 158/.273 163/.259 244/.301 163/.306 180/.201 185/.271 .263
OPS 1.091 .729 .521 .691 .613 .829 .850 .702 .796 .832 .592 .674 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/1.665 110/.840 105/.589 130/.448 85/.625 258/.973 73/.921 86/.863 147/.845 71/1.017 71/.548 86/.820 .806
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 106/.915 292/.687 122/.465 398/.772 73/.598 220/.662 85/.790 77/.526 97/.723 92/.696 109/.621 99/.550 .698
Road 73/.812 224/.765 128/.543 236/.683 84/.660 186/.865 81/1.009 74/.773 147/.818 78/1.093 103/.765 88/.631
Last 28d days 73/1.194 96/.334 43/.551 106/.721 44/.499 114/1.027 44/1.096 58/.751 118/1.073 39/.643 51/.670 42/.400
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 13/9/1 4/0/0 8/0/2 4/7/3 20/12/8 6/3/1 0/0/1 6/6/2 5/2/0 3/4/2 1/2/0 94/55/20
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ···X·X·X ···X···· oX··X·oX ··X····X Xo··X·X· ··X···X· ·X····X· o·o·X·o· ···oX··X ·o··o··X

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.