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Game Preview: OAK @ NYY, 1:05pm, Sunday, July 26, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Athletics, 41-55, 4th, 17 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (25, LHP, 7-8, 3.40)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-8) 124.1 126 51 47 35 78 8 3.40
2008 (5-4) 71.2 77 36 33 25 41 8 4.14
2007 (1-8) 72.1 91 59 54 26 55 9 6.72
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.1 40 19 17 13 24 2 3.53 53
2009-07-21 MIN ND 7.0 5 2 2 4 3 0 106 58
2009-07-16 LAA L 5.0 10 6 6 1 2 1 90 24
2009-07-11 @TBR W 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 90 58
2009-07-01 DET W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 92 65
2009-06-26 COL L 5.1 5 4 2 2 2 0 100 46
2009-06-21 @SDP L 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 1 109 62
2009-06-16 @LAD ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 96 56
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   19-30   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  27-35   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:   9-15
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Sat, Jul 25  @NYY  W   6-4       41-55  4th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Yankees, 59-38, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Sergio Mitre (28, RHP, 1-0, 4.76)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 5.2 8 4 3 1 4 0 4.76
2007 (5-8) 149.0 180 88 77 41 80 9 4.65
2006 (1-5) 41.0 44 28 26 20 31 7 5.71
Last 7 GS 1-3 31.0 55 31 30 14 12 2 8.71 31
2009-07-21 BAL W 5.2 8 4 3 1 4 0 91 42
2007-09-15 @COL ND 4.2 5 1 1 4 0 0 74 46
2007-09-05 @WSN ND 0.2 4 3 3 2 2 0 31 32
2007-08-31 PHI L 3.1 7 6 6 1 1 0 72 22
2007-08-25 @CIN L 6.0 10 7 7 2 1 1 84 23
2007-08-20 SFG ND 4.2 11 5 5 3 1 0 101 20
2007-08-15 ARI L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 1 90 34
Has never faced OAK.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   25-21   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  39-27   vsLHP:  20-11   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 18-17   vsCntrl:19-5    vsWest: 12-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sat, Jul 25   OAK  L   4-6       59-38  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 NYY  8  OAK  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (6-2), L: Brett Anderson (5-8), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 4-1; 2008 - NYY won 5-1; 2007 - OAK won 4-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1109-757

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  5.54

FLA  4.51

SDP  3.67

RA/G

SFG  3.71

FLA  4.64

WSN  5.54

BA

J. Mauer  .365

Y. Molina  .288

R. Cedeno  .182

OBP

M. Ramirez  .470

M. Cameron  .362

R. Cedeno  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .706

M. Byrd  .465

N. Punto  .241

OPS

A. Pujols  1.155

M. Cameron  .823

A. Gonzalez  .547

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

U. Jimenez  3.85

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

B. Tallet  6.77

J. Lannan  3.74

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Athletics Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Mitre
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
46.Pettitte*
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 ··· ··· ··· 9/1.301 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.166 39/32 .100/.289/.267/.556 1.071/.457 .708 18/.641 0/0 1/0
18.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 4/.500 30/.657 6/1.167 2/.000 6/1.300 ··· 13/.833 10/.900 1/.000 36/.382 419/296 .274/.312/.362/.673 .590/.706 .630 100/.884 9/4 4/14
7.Crosby G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 9/.777 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 11/.364 7/.286 1/2.000 29/.879 206/118 .220/.300/.339/.639 .741/.560 .533 27/.880 2/1 4/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 12/.650 6/.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 10/1.067 4/1.250 1/.000 22/.997 372/251 .236/.331/.419/.750 .603/.820 .705 82/.805 2/0 16/2
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 8/.250 140/71 .256/.336/.368/.704 .681/.727 .693 25/1.147 13/5 2/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.500 18/.716 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 19/.977 9/.347 2/.500 33/.751 148/104 .222/.279/.333/.612 .573/.629 .708 79/.708 4/2 3/2
1.Garciaparra G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 55/.883 17/1.059 ··· 7/.572 95/61 .258/.295/.371/.666 .676/.657 .535 29/.691 0/0 2/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/1.111 1/.000 1/2.000 7/.572 276/180 .292/.349/.504/.853 1.117/.719 .827 95/.822 10/1 12/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 10/.200 ··· 11/.473 300/203 .285/.345/.422/.767 .568/.859 .781 98/.654 11/3 7/8
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/10 .100/.100/.100/.200 /.200 .200 2/.000 0/0 0/0
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 86/62 .250/.326/.408/.733 .592/.785 .649 22/.974 0/0 2/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 12/.833 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.285 3/.666 2/1.500 12/.833 367/252 .284/.322/.404/.726 .759/.711 .788 92/.690 5/2 5/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/1.250 6/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 7/.572 5/1.200 1/.000 4/.250 305/220 .271/.319/.354/.673 .663/.676 .744 67/.798 4/5 3/1
IP 5.2 46.2 18.1 120.1 102.2 41.2 59.0 5.2 121.1 41.1 25.0 142.1 TOTAL .249/.319/.377/.696 .666/.709 .670 .772 65/26 78/75
ERA-K/9 4.76/6.3 2.89/7.3 5.40/10.8 3.74/8.1 3.86/8.1 3.67/7.3 3.51/9.0 6.35/3.2 4.67/6.3 2.18/9.8 3.60/13.0 3.67/6.5 4.37/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 25/.333 184/.207 76/.222 520/.241 455/.263 162/.190 246/.226 28/.227 505/.280 158/.201 104/.205 581/.236 .252
OPS .735 .634 .737 .732 .780 .627 .693 .802 .788 .553 .691 .653 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 16/1.033 82/.515 39/.499 281/.695 255/.753 87/.607 117/.753 15/1.133 148/.724 80/.482 46/.673 129/.617 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 9/.222 102/.726 37/1.009 239/.773 200/.811 75/.647 129/.639 13/.408 357/.815 78/.625 58/.705 452/.663 .761
Home 25/.735 109/.575 37/1.045 288/.761 250/.773 88/.500 113/.803 6/2.333 306/.847 106/.585 54/.496 291/.678
Last 28d days 25/.735 51/.618 32/1.446 117/.720 125/.861 36/.563 49/.356 10/.800 103/.782 40/.253 31/.787 140/.775
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 7/4/2 3/0/0 15/15/8 13/18/6 6/2/1 7/3/1 0/1/0 16/12/6 5/1/0 2/2/2 11/9/6 118/89/38
Usage ····X··· o···oo·o o··o···· ···X···· ·X····X· ·o··ooo· ··XX··o· ········ X····X·· ···oo·oX oX······ ··X····X
Yankees Batters (5.53 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Braden*
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
59.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
47.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 1/.000 6/2.433 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 299/203 .284/.341/.433/.774 .843/.743 .786 67/.686 5/2 8/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 2/.000 6/1.000 1/.000 6/.533 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 407/277 .313/.346/.492/.839 .959/.782 .868 90/.895 4/4 14/3
18.Damon* G/S/vP 1/.000 7/.286 2/5.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 387/266 .279/.363/.500/.863 .690/.946 .951 80/.732 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 46/.554 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 25/1.103 0/0 5/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 2/1.000 7/1.286 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 4/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 423/309 .320/.396/.451/.846 1.144/.738 .881 104/.901 18/4 11/4
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.834 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 302/214 .253/.358/.494/.852 .897/.832 .806 68/.997 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 2/.500 6/.833 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 252/176 .286/.369/.530/.899 .909/.895 1.005 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 3/1.000 ··· 4/2.750 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 287/214 .252/.397/.535/.932 1.025/.902 .920 93/1.064 6/1 19/5
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 3/.333 6/.533 ··· 3/.333 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 357/239 .233/.366/.453/.819 .753/.843 .689 71/.584 0/0 14/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 6/.666 7/.762 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 2/3.000 3/2.667 2/.500 1/2.000 4/1.250 423/303 .280/.381/.548/.929 .971/.894 1.021 100/.827 1/0 25/1
IP 124.1 102.0 58.0 39.0 110.0 34.2 36.2 33.2 55.0 35.0 47.1 44.1 TOTAL .275/.358/.469/.827 .869/.811 .845 .838 68/19 142/65
ERA-K/9 3.40/5.6 4.32/6.8 2.02/10.2 4.62/7.4 4.50/4.2 5.97/6.2 4.91/5.9 7.75/9.3 4.75/6.5 4.63/10.8 3.23/11.8 3.05/6.3 4.33/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 528/.260 432/.265 227/.173 162/.194 478/.265 163/.280 163/.259 138/.378 244/.301 164/.304 180/.201 185/.271 .263
OPS .691 .731 .521 .649 .829 .858 .702 1.091 .796 .827 .592 .674 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.448 120/.802 105/.589 87/.625 258/.973 76/.931 86/.863 32/1.665 147/.845 71/1.017 71/.548 86/.820 .803
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 398/.772 312/.704 122/.465 75/.676 220/.662 87/.795 77/.526 106/.915 97/.723 93/.689 109/.621 99/.550 .703
Road 236/.683 254/.764 128/.543 88/.726 186/.865 86/1.015 74/.773 73/.812 147/.818 79/1.077 103/.765 88/.631
Last 28d days 106/.721 126/.435 43/.551 44/.697 95/.873 49/1.097 45/.653 73/1.194 118/1.073 36/.611 46/.656 42/.400
HR/SB/CS 8/0/2 13/9/1 4/0/0 5/7/3 20/12/8 6/3/1 0/0/1 7/1/0 6/6/2 5/2/0 3/4/2 1/2/0 95/55/20
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· X···X·X· ·oX··X·o ···X···· ·Xo··X·X ···X···X X····X·· ··X····X ·o·o·X·o X···oX·· ··o··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.