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Game Preview: OAK @ NYY, 1:05pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011 @Yankee Stadium III

Athletics, 59-70, 59-70 3rd, 14 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Rich Harden (29, RHP, 4-2, 3.91)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 53.0 41 23 23 24 60 8 3.91
2010 (5-5) 92.0 91 61 57 62 75 18 5.58
2009 (9-9) 141.0 122 74 64 67 171 23 4.09
Last 7 GS 3-1 42.0 29 16 16 22 52 6 3.43 59
2011-08-19 TOR W 7.0 2 0 0 4 11 0 115 80
2011-08-14 TEX ND 4.0 5 4 4 5 4 0 98 35
2011-08-09 @TOR W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 1 107 69
2011-08-02 @SEA L 5.2 5 4 4 3 7 1 114 47
2011-07-28 TBR ND 6.0 3 2 2 2 7 1 105 63
2011-07-23 @NYY W 5.1 5 2 2 4 6 1 104 52
2011-07-16 LAA ND 7.0 4 3 3 2 9 2 110 64
Last 5 v.NYY 1-2 24.0 26 15 15 17 26 3 5.63 45
2011-07-23 @NYY W 5.1 5 2 2 4 6 1 104 52
2010-04-18 @NYY L 3.2 5 4 4 6 5 1 94 34
2007-04-15 NYY ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 93 63
2006-04-04 NYY ND 5.2 7 3 3 4 4 0 103 43
2005-05-13 NYY L 3.1 4 5 5 1 4 1 57 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-30   Road:   24-40   ExtrInn: 8-10
 vsRHP:  37-49   vsLHP:  22-21   1-Run:  17-22
 vsEast: 19-20   vsCntrl:16-17   vsWest: 16-23 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Wed, Aug 24  @NYY  W   6-4 (10)  59-70  3rd 14.0 gb
128 Tue, Aug 23  @NYY  W   6-5       58-70  3rd 15.0 gb
127 Sun, Aug 21   TOR  L   0-1       57-70  3rd 15.5 gb
126 Sat, Aug 20   TOR  W   5-1       57-69  3rd 15.5 gb
125 Fri, Aug 19   TOR  W   2-0       56-69  3rd 16.5 gb
124 Thu, Aug 18   TOR  L   0-7       55-69  3rd 16.5 gb
123 Wed, Aug 17   BAL  W   6-5       55-68  3rd 16.5 gb
122 Tue, Aug 16   BAL  W   8-4       54-68  3rd 16.5 gb
121 Mon, Aug 15   BAL  L   2-6       53-68  4th 16.5 gb
120 Sun, Aug 14   TEX  L   6-7       53-67  3rd 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Yankees, 77-50, 77-50 2nd, 1 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: Phil Hughes (25, RHP, 4-4, 5.75)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-4) 51.2 58 33 33 18 28 7 5.75
2010 (18-8) 176.1 162 83 82 58 146 25 4.19
2009 (8-3) 86.0 68 31 29 28 96 8 3.03
Last 7 GS 4-2 41.0 37 16 16 13 25 3 3.51 53
2011-08-19 @MIN W 7.2 2 1 1 3 2 1 106 70
2011-08-13 TBR W 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 96 61
2011-08-02 @CHW W 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 65 70
2011-07-27 SEA L 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 0 101 48
2011-07-22 OAK ND 4.1 9 7 7 4 3 1 98 16
2011-07-17 @TOR W 6.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 80 59
2011-07-06 @CLE L 5.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 87 47
Last 5 v.OAK 2-0 16.2 14 10 10 11 14 1 5.40 48
2011-07-22 OAK ND 4.1 9 7 7 4 3 1 98 16
2010-08-31 OAK W 5.0 4 2 2 5 1 0 98 47
2010-04-21 @OAK W 7.1 1 1 1 2 10 0 101 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   37-24   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  50-38   vsLHP:  27-12   1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 24-21   vsCntrl:21-14   vsWest: 19-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Wed, Aug 24   OAK  L   4-6 (10)  77-50  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 23   OAK  L   5-6       77-49  1st    Tied
125 Sun, Aug 21  @MIN  W   3-0       77-48  1st  0.5 up
124 Sat, Aug 20  @MIN  L   4-9       76-48  1st  0.5 up
123 Fri, Aug 19  @MIN  W   8-1       76-47  1st  0.5 up
122 Thu, Aug 18  @MIN  W   8-4       75-47  1st  0.5 up
121 Wed, Aug 17  @KCR  L   4-5       74-47  1st  0.5 up
120 Tue, Aug 16  @KCR  W   9-7       74-46  1st  0.5 up
119 Mon, Aug 15  @KCR  W   7-4       73-46  1st    Tied
118 Sat, Aug 13   TBR  W   9-2       72-46  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 OAK  6 @NYY  4 (10)   W:Fautino De Los Santos (2-0), L: Rafael Soriano (2-2), S: Andrew Bailey (18)
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 OAK  6 @NYY  5        W:Brandon McCarthy (7-6), L: Bartolo Colon (8-8), S: Andrew Bailey (17)
Sun, Jul 24, 2011 NYY  7  OAK  5        W:Bartolo Colon (7-6), L: Gio Gonzalez (9-7), S: Mariano Rivera (25)
Sat, Jul 23, 2011 OAK  4 @NYY  3        W:Rich Harden (2-1), L: A.J. Burnett (8-8), S: Andrew Bailey (11)
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 NYY 17  OAK  7        W:Hector Noesi (2-0), L: Trevor Cahill (8-9), S: none
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 NYY  4 @OAK  2        W:A.J. Burnett (6-3), L: Gio Gonzalez (5-3), S: Mariano Rivera (14)
Tue, May 31, 2011 NYY 10 @OAK  3        W:Freddy Garcia (4-4), L: Brett Anderson (3-5), S: none
Mon, May 30, 2011 NYY  5 @OAK  0        W:Bartolo Colon (3-3), L: Trevor Cahill (6-3), S: none

Thu, Sep 02, 2010 NYY  5  OAK  0        W:CC Sabathia (19-5), L: Dallas Braden (9-10), S: none
Wed, Sep 01, 2010 NYY  4  OAK  3        W:A.J. Burnett (10-12), L: Brett Anderson (3-6), S: Mariano Rivera (28)
Season Series: 2011 - NYY over 5-3; 2010 - NYY won 9-1; 2009 - NYY won 7-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1126-762

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 2011 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
Athletics Batters (3.90 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 65.Hughes
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
64.Noesi
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
53.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
31.Allen* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 78/53 .273/.372/.591/.963 .408/1.262 1.146 46/1.063 1/0 5/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.971 1/2.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 15/.571 5/1.400 2/2.500 ··· 478/317 .274/.331/.401/.731 .614/.797 .729 78/.890 37/9 7/1
12.DeJesus* G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 9/.777 3/2.333 6/.834 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· 416/295 .232/.316/.369/.685 .457/.783 .693 63/.833 3/2 8/4
28.Jackson G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/3.500 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 360/227 .255/.319/.350/.669 .703/.650 .608 62/.574 3/1 4/2
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 9/1.356 ··· 10/.700 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· 455/319 .257/.327/.389/.716 .808/.674 .755 100/.739 1/1 11/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 9/1.413 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 454/319 .259/.316/.347/.663 .708/.645 .718 79/.644 8/9 5/17
29.Sizemore G/S/vP 5/.600 ··· 2/1.500 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 310/206 .248/.343/.380/.723 .948/.610 .723 84/.802 2/2 5/11
36.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 39/29 .194/.256/.361/.618 .100/.792 .689 24/.500 0/0 1/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 11/.325 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 7/.453 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 415/293 .233/.292/.384/.676 .656/.684 .687 73/.815 2/2 12/7
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 8/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 247/213 .283/.358/.356/.714 .316/.775 .670 54/.644 1/1 1/0
19.Weeks# G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 294/189 .284/.315/.396/.711 .590/.789 .617 105/.666 14/7 0/11
16.Willingham G/S/vP 3/.333 10/.311 2/.000 3/.000 4/.500 2/2.000 7/.453 3/1.000 428/281 .247/.329/.477/.807 .896/.761 .742 100/.958 4/1 22/2
IP 51.2 41.0 32.1 44.2 49.0 51.1 23.1 25.1 TOTAL .245/.313/.368/.681 .671/.685 .665 .745 85/37 86/103
ERA-K/9 5.75/4.9 1.32/6.1 2.78/9.2 3.63/6.8 2.20/8.4 1.23/13.3 5.01/6.6 2.13/6.8 3.60/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Suzuki (80-31-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 229/.284 171/.275 142/.236 187/.269 185/.226 214/.183 99/.235 98/.202 .252  Jackson
 DeJesus
 Sweeney
 Crisp
 Willingham
 Matsui
19/0/27/4
0/8/94/4
40/21/22/3
0/109/0/2
76/0/0/2
18/0/0/2
OPS .804 .676 .675 .718 .555 .516 .666 .554 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.786 90/.619 88/.746 89/.800 85/.611 114/.511 43/.988 45/.495 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 92/.833 81/.740 54/.562 98/.643 100/.507 100/.521 56/.434 53/.604 .684
Home 115/.954 90/.695 75/.650 92/.621 96/.451 107/.633 71/.786 45/.578
Last 28d days 74/.521 46/.719 20/.668 40/.729 34/.527 36/.342 30/.510 41/.463
HR/SB/CS 7/4/0 1/3/0 3/2/1 4/3/3 3/1/0 0/12/2 2/4/0 2/1/1 106/92/36
Usage ·····X·· ····Xo·· ·o···o·· ·X··X··X o··o···· o··X··o· X······· ····o·o·
Yankees Batters (5.39 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Harden
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
61.Billings
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
60.De Los Santos
G/S/vB
57.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
59.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 16/.742 7/.453 7/1.000 ··· 11/.673 1/.000 6/1.000 ··· 540/367 .302/.348/.522/.870 .889/.862 .874 110/1.035 8/1 21/8
17.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 115/89 .262/.325/.330/.655 .573/.676 .735 26/.881 4/0 1/5
12.Chavez* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 108/94 .265/.333/.357/.690 .714/.687 .627 66/.610 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 473/374 .274/.351/.387/.738 .646/.762 .716 112/.624 37/11 5/2
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 11/1.080 3/.333 5/2.750 ··· 11/.364 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 558/381 .277/.374/.585/.959 .961/.957 .937 112/1.072 24/10 35/3
2.Jeter G/S/vP 24/1.022 6/.400 14/.690 ··· 5/1.400 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 486/351 .297/.356/.382/.738 .946/.659 .708 107/.915 13/5 4/8
18.Jones G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 8/.393 ··· 156/40 .246/.353/.478/.830 .905/.618 .954 39/1.187 0/0 9/1
55.Martin G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 16/.331 1/.000 395/280 .232/.322/.400/.722 .722/.721 .709 81/.829 8/1 15/9
26.Nunez G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 255/161 .274/.320/.397/.717 .756/.694 .668 70/.729 19/5 4/16
20.Posada# G/S/vP 19/.551 5/1.000 8/2.208 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 4/.833 ··· 341/276 .244/.323/.399/.722 .303/.822 .856 50/.911 0/2 11/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 26/.923 1/.000 12/.450 ··· 8/1.833 ··· 3/1.666 ··· 349/261 .290/.361/.477/.838 .711/.881 .866 5/.000 4/1 13/4
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 8/1.042 4/1.250 3/.333 ··· 8/.946 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· 517/362 .266/.381/.447/.828 .935/.783 .895 113/.939 2/2 18/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 37/.688 6/.000 14/1.286 ··· 8/.125 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 560/381 .248/.345/.515/.859 .981/.811 .884 114/.902 3/1 35/3
IP 53.0 31.1 52.0 5.2 43.2 23.1 49.2 6.0 TOTAL .268/.348/.450/.798 .829/.785 .818 .876 124/39 173/75
ERA-K/9 3.91/10.2 2.87/9.2 2.08/8.5 1.59/7.9 4.12/7.4 2.31/11.6 3.99/6.7 3.00/6.0 3.53/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (23-3-3)
 Martin (68-32-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 223/.210 129/.222 204/.190 24/.318 195/.318 98/.188 217/.250 28/.280 .247  Granderson
 Swisher
 Gardner
 Jones
 Nunez
0/124/0/9
0/0/116/6
120/11/0/6
27/0/12/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .672 .666 .570 .784 .822 .580 .664 .677 .683
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.491 72/.759 102/.535 10/.733 77/.991 40/.475 74/.682 10/.733 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 122/.827 57/.552 102/.606 14/.819 118/.709 58/.654 143/.655 18/.646 .670
Road 103/.789 54/1.000 93/.705 / 97/.809 57/.510 115/.569 18/.967
Last 28d days 104/.615 53/.907 43/.656 15/.497 36/.874 44/.654 28/.442 28/.677
HR/SB/CS 8/3/4 3/5/0 5/1/0 0/0/0 3/1/6 2/3/0 4/6/1 0/0/0 96/95/40
Usage ·····X·· oX··oo·X Xo···o·X ······X· ······o· o··o···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.