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Game Preview: OAK @ NYY, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

Athletics, 65-65, 65-65 2nd, 8½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Vin Mazzaro (23, RHP, 6-6, 3.61)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-6) 107.1 106 53 43 42 72 13 3.61
2009 (4-9) 91.1 120 61 54 39 59 12 5.32
Last 7 GS 1-4 43.0 42 22 18 17 31 5 3.77 51
2010-08-26 @CLE L 6.1 7 3 3 2 5 1 97 50
2010-08-20 TBR ND 6.1 3 3 1 4 5 0 105 60
2010-08-15 @MIN L 6.0 7 2 1 3 3 0 101 52
2010-08-09 @SEA L 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 0 113 58
2010-08-03 KCR ND 6.0 5 2 1 2 5 1 104 59
2010-07-29 @TEX L 5.1 12 7 7 1 3 2 99 18
2010-07-24 CHW W 6.0 3 2 2 3 5 1 102 60
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 9.1 15 8 7 7 9 1 6.75 36
2009-08-18 NYY ND 5.0 7 2 1 3 2 0 103 46
2009-07-23 @NYY L 4.1 8 6 6 4 7 1 103 26
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-27   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  49-47   vsLHP:  16-18   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 18-21   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 21-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Mon, Aug 30  @NYY  L   5-11      65-65  2nd  8.5 gb
129 Sun, Aug 29  @TEX  W   8-2       65-64  2nd  7.5 gb
128 Sat, Aug 28  @TEX  W   5-0       64-64  2nd  8.5 gb
127 Fri, Aug 27  @TEX  L   3-7       63-64  2nd  9.5 gb
126 Thu, Aug 26  @CLE  L   2-3       63-63  2nd  8.5 gb
125 Wed, Aug 25  @CLE  W   6-1       63-62  2nd  8.5 gb
124 Tue, Aug 24  @CLE  W   5-0       62-62  2nd  8.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 22   TBR  L   2-3       61-62  2nd  8.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 21   TBR  L   4-5       61-61  2nd  7.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 20   TBR  W   5-4       61-60  2nd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 81-50, 81-50 1st, Tied

SP: Phil Hughes (24, RHP, 15-6, 4.12)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-6) 144.1 138 67 66 43 122 19 4.12
2009 (8-3) 86.0 68 31 29 28 96 8 3.03
2008 (0-4) 34.0 43 26 25 15 23 3 6.62
Last 7 GS 4-3 38.1 39 19 19 11 29 6 4.46 50
2010-08-25 @TOR L 3.2 6 5 5 5 6 1 102 30
2010-08-19 DET W 6.0 4 2 2 0 6 1 84 62
2010-08-14 @KCR W 6.0 9 3 3 1 0 1 99 41
2010-08-09 BOS L 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 114 54
2010-08-04 TOR W 5.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 99 59
2010-07-30 @TBR L 6.0 4 3 3 2 6 1 104 56
2010-07-25 KCR W 5.1 6 3 3 0 3 2 95 47
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 7.1 1 1 1 2 10 0 1.23 80
2010-04-21 @OAK W 7.1 1 1 1 2 10 0 101 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-22   Road:   38-28   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  53-32   vsLHP:  28-18   1-Run:  14-12
 vsEast: 27-20   vsCntrl:23-13   vsWest: 20-10 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 30   OAK  W  11-5       81-50  1st    Tied
130 Sun, Aug 29  @CHW  W   2-1       80-50  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 28  @CHW  W  12-9       79-50  1st    Tied
128 Fri, Aug 27  @CHW  L   4-9       78-50  1st    Tied
127 Wed, Aug 25  @TOR  L   3-6       78-49  1st    Tied
126 Tue, Aug 24  @TOR  W  11-5       78-48  1st    Tied
125 Mon, Aug 23  @TOR  L   2-3       77-48  1st    Tied
124 Sun, Aug 22   SEA  W  10-0       77-47  1st  1.0 up
123 Sat, Aug 21   SEA  W   9-5       76-47  1st  1.0 up
122 Fri, Aug 20   SEA  L   0-6       75-47  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 NYY 11  OAK  5        W:Javier Vazquez (10-9), L: Trevor Cahill (14-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 NYY  6 @OAK  2        W:A.J. Burnett (7-7), L: Gio Gonzalez (7-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 NYY  6 @OAK  1        W:CC Sabathia (11-3), L: Trevor Cahill (8-3), S: none
Mon, Jul 05, 2010 NYY  3 @OAK  1        W:Javier Vazquez (7-7), L: Ben Sheets (3-8), S: Mariano Rivera (19)
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 OAK  4  NYY  2        W:Dallas Braden (3-0), L: CC Sabathia (2-1), S: Andrew Bailey (2)
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 NYY  3 @OAK  1        W:Phil Hughes (2-0), L: Ben Sheets (1-1), S: Mariano Rivera (6)
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 NYY  7 @OAK  3        W:Javier Vazquez (1-2), L: Gio Gonzalez (1-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 19, 2009 NYY  3 @OAK  2        W:Alfredo Aceves (8-1), L: Brett Anderson (7-9), S: Mariano Rivera (36)
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 NYY  7 @OAK  2        W:CC Sabathia (14-7), L: Jay Marshall (0-1), S: none
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 OAK  3  NYY  0        W:Brett Tomko (2-2), L: A.J. Burnett (10-6), S: Andrew Bailey (18)
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 6-1; 2009 - NYY won 7-2; 2008 - NYY won 5-1; All-Time - NYY leads 1118-759

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 2010 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  5.40

DET  4.50

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.50

COL  4.35

PIT  5.43

BA

J. Hamilton  .359

D. Uggla  .286

B. Wood  .165

OBP

M. Cabrera  .437

I. Suzuki  .359

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

J. Posada  .471

R. Tejada  .207

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.084

J. Edmonds  .818

B. Wood  .410

ERA

C. Buchholz  2.21

D. Fister  3.73

B. Bergesen  5.55

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.93

A. Sanchez  6.99

M. Buehrle  4.00

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Athletics Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 65.Hughes
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
47.Nova
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
39.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 4/1.167 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 559/404 .280/.395/.411/.805 .861/.784 .774 100/1.006 5/3 7/10
25.Carson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/11 .186/.178/.279/.457 .489/.364 .749 9/.000 1/0 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 13/.500 3/.666 6/.334 259/189 .275/.332/.441/.773 .910/.721 .669 107/.854 22/2 6/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 3/.333 302/254 .275/.397/.449/.847 .676/.881 .817 82/.729 1/1 10/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 433/319 .272/.310/.373/.683 .845/.626 .702 90/.561 39/7 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 10/.311 4/.250 2/.000 360/278 .250/.325/.326/.651 .654/.650 .767 91/.630 4/4 3/2
18.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 5/.450 ··· 11/.664 2/1.000 2/.000 219/178 .235/.282/.300/.582 .449/.610 .565 21/.563 4/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 516/387 .260/.295/.402/.697 .790/.666 .699 88/.620 2/1 12/11
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/28 .290/.313/.516/.829 .500/.877 .946 22/1.030 0/0 2/2
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 468/360 .254/.327/.363/.690 .584/.723 .709 81/.655 23/5 3/19
35.Powell# G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/75 .220/.301/.286/.587 .646/.564 .577 17/.450 1/0 1/3
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 5/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 ··· 5/.650 2/1.500 1/.000 422/318 .246/.306/.378/.684 .557/.724 .618 90/.476 3/2 12/8
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/11 .286/.286/.286/.571 .600/.545 .500 17/.588 0/0 0/1
IP 144.1 31.1 46.2 14.0 47.2 45.2 32.2 TOTAL .256/.321/.375/.697 .697/.697 .694 .658 117/29 82/89
ERA-K/9 4.12/7.6 2.59/7.5 3.47/4.8 1.93/7.1 1.13/7.2 4.14/10.8 4.13/9.1 3.92/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (9-7-0)
 Suzuki (52-15-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 598/.251 132/.239 184/.217 57/.273 178/.163 207/.269 148/.240 .249  Gross
 Cust
 Davis
 Crisp
 Carson
 Larish
31/9/41/6
12/0/3/3
33/67/21/3
0/57/0/2
5/1/12/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .704 .668 .664 .662 .442 .768 .742 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 308/.755 61/.501 93/.588 23/.609 82/.504 83/.842 74/.699 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 290/.651 71/.811 91/.745 34/.700 96/.389 124/.719 74/.773 .702
Home 343/.760 79/.669 100/.835 4/1.000 86/.381 105/.705 82/.902
Last 28d days 119/.717 28/.481 47/.552 45/.661 38/.610 39/.917 46/.510
HR/SB/CS 19/10/4 2/2/0 6/9/0 1/2/0 1/0/0 5/4/1 4/6/0 140/104/22
Usage ·····X·· ·oo····o ···X···· ·X·····X ·oo····· ··o····X ·X····X·
Yankees Batters (5.40 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
52.Bonser
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
63.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 4/.500 4/.500 2/.000 10/1.600 9/.347 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 562/373 .325/.388/.563/.951 .954/.950 .983 107/.960 2/2 26/3
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 269/183 .253/.324/.313/.638 .737/.592 .665 30/.586 1/1 0/10
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 4/.500 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 470/327 .285/.388/.381/.770 .739/.783 .814 91/.736 37/7 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.334 13/1.154 6/.666 1/.000 2/.000 9/.730 407/276 .242/.314/.427/.741 .615/.803 .761 91/.751 10/2 14/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/.900 2/.000 4/.500 12/.916 4/1.000 ··· 6/1.700 4/.500 602/414 .268/.333/.378/.711 .878/.635 .829 115/.675 14/4 10/5
26.Kearns G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 4/.833 ··· 6/.200 2/.000 406/263 .269/.352/.417/.770 .768/.770 .735 58/.839 4/1 10/4
12.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 30/16 .286/.333/.429/.762 .857/.661 .556 30/.762 1/0 1/1
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 138/109 .220/.252/.244/.496 .191/.571 .494 36/.601 6/0 0/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 6/1.333 3/.000 3/.666 5/.200 3/1.666 1/no AB 3/.666 4/.000 370/241 .258/.365/.471/.836 .903/.799 .943 82/.784 3/0 16/7
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 13/.398 8/.946 1/3.000 2/4.000 2/.500 535/350 .298/.370/.527/.897 .866/.913 .858 100/.803 1/2 24/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 6/1.333 3/.000 2/2.000 7/2.142 4/.250 ··· 4/1.750 7/1.143 575/400 .262/.367/.503/.870 .964/.830 .989 93/.958 0/1 29/3
38.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 7/.310 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· 4/1.000 176/78 .318/.398/.556/.954 .965/.941 .812 56/1.181 0/0 10/3
IP 107.1 42.1 44.1 9.0 58.1 18.1 32.1 50.1 TOTAL .269/.351/.444/.794 .810/.787 .843 .818 81/24 165/64
ERA-K/9 3.61/6.0 1.49/6.8 3.65/8.5 7.00/3.0 3.39/9.3 4.42/10.8 4.45/8.9 3.22/5.9 3.55/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (47-9-2)
 Posada (54-12-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 462/.259 163/.203 199/.272 43/.436 236/.202 78/.209 141/.244 211/.247 .243  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Kearns
 Thames
 Pena
99/39/0/10
0/1/114/8
0/105/0/4
80/5/25/1
20/0/7/1
0/0/2/0
OPS .721 .545 .748 .938 .635 .642 .746 .719 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 222/.704 70/.557 84/.586 18/1.199 86/.637 32/.646 51/.979 64/1.104 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 240/.737 93/.536 115/.875 25/.739 150/.634 46/.639 90/.625 147/.567 .676
Road 276/.805 69/.556 104/.747 22/1.127 126/.647 37/.942 67/.897 106/.909
Last 28d days 112/.583 7/.429 37/.782 30/.842 40/.825 33/.502 32/.595 21/.508
HR/SB/CS 13/5/1 3/3/1 6/1/0 0/1/1 7/4/1 2/5/0 4/2/0 4/1/1 119/66/26
Usage ····X··· ···o···· X···o·o· ···X···· ·X···X·· X····o·· ·o····X· o··oo···

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.