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Game Preview: TEX @ OAK, 3:35pm, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 @The Coliseum

Rangers, 93-68, 93-68 1st, Tied

SP: Ryan Dempster (35, RHP, 12-8, 3.18)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (12-8) 170.0 149 66 60 51 150 19 3.18
2011 (10-14) 202.1 211 111 108 82 191 23 4.80
2010 (15-12) 215.1 198 110 92 86 208 25 3.85
Last 7 GS 5-2 40.2 40 18 17 16 45 5 3.76 54
2012-09-28 LAA L 5.2 7 4 4 4 7 2 102 42
2012-09-23 @SEA W 6.2 6 2 2 1 8 2 115 61
2012-09-18 @LAA L 3.1 6 5 5 3 0 0 82 25
2012-09-12 CLE W 7.0 7 2 2 1 8 0 103 62
2012-09-05 @KCR W 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 0 96 62
2012-08-31 @CLE W 6.0 2 1 0 3 7 0 104 70
2012-08-25 MIN W 6.0 8 2 2 2 7 1 109 53
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 6.2 8 2 2 2 7 0 2.70 55
2010-06-16 OAK W 6.2 8 2 2 2 7 0 120 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   50-31   Road:   43-37   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  65-49   vsLHP:  28-19   1-Run:  24-22
 vsEast: 24-16   vsCntrl:28-19   vsWest: 27-29 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
161 Tue, Oct  2  @OAK  L   1-3       93-68  1st    Tied
160 Mon, Oct  1  @OAK  L   3-4       93-67  1st  1.0 up
159 Sun, Sep 30   LAA  W   8-7       93-66  1st  2.0 up
158 Sun, Sep 30   LAA  L   4-5       92-66  1st  2.0 up
157 Fri, Sep 28   LAA  L   4-7       92-65  1st  3.0 up
156 Thu, Sep 27   OAK  W   9-7       92-64  1st  4.0 up
155 Wed, Sep 26   OAK  L   3-9       91-64  1st  3.0 up
154 Tue, Sep 25   OAK  L   2-3 (10)  91-63  1st  4.0 up
153 Mon, Sep 24   OAK  W   5-4       91-62  1st  5.0 up
152 Sun, Sep 23  @SEA  W   3-2       90-62  1st  4.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Athletics, 93-68, 93-68 1st, Tied

SP: A.J. Griffin (24, RHP, 7-1, 2.71)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-1) 79.2 67 24 24 17 64 10 2.71
Last 7 GS 4-1 36.2 35 12 12 7 29 5 2.95 55
2012-09-28 SEA W 5.2 4 1 1 2 4 1 96 59
2012-09-23 @NYY ND 4.1 7 4 4 3 4 1 103 34
2012-09-18 @DET L 4.2 8 5 5 1 3 3 100 30
2012-09-12 @LAA W 8.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 107 76
2012-09-07 @SEA W 5.1 6 1 1 1 7 0 108 58
2012-09-01 BOS W 7.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 91 72
2012-08-04 TOR ND 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 53
Last 5 v.TEX 0-0 6.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 70
2012-06-29 @TEX ND 6.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 109 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-31   Road:   44-37   ExtrInn:11-5 
 vsRHP:  63-39   vsLHP:  30-29   1-Run:  25-18
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:23-18   vsWest: 32-24 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
161 Tue, Oct  2   TEX  W   3-1       93-68  1st    Tied
160 Mon, Oct  1   TEX  W   4-3       92-68  2nd  1.0 gb
159 Sun, Sep 30   SEA  W   5-2       91-68  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Sat, Sep 29   SEA  W   7-4 (10)  90-68  2nd  2.5 gb
157 Fri, Sep 28   SEA  W   8-2       89-68  2nd  3.0 gb
156 Thu, Sep 27  @TEX  L   7-9       88-68  2nd  4.0 gb
155 Wed, Sep 26  @TEX  W   9-3       88-67  2nd  3.0 gb
154 Tue, Sep 25  @TEX  W   3-2 (10)  87-67  2nd  4.0 gb
153 Mon, Sep 24  @TEX  L   4-5       86-67  2nd  5.0 gb
152 Sun, Sep 23  @NYY  W   5-4       86-66  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Oct 02, 2012 OAK  3  TEX  1        W:Travis Blackley (6-4), L: Matt Harrison (18-11), S: Grant Balfour (24)
Mon, Oct 01, 2012 OAK  4  TEX  3        W:Jarrod Parker (13-8), L: Martin Perez (1-4), S: Grant Balfour (23)
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 TEX  9  OAK  7        W:Matt Harrison (18-10), L: Travis Blackley (5-4), S: Joe Nathan (36)
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 OAK  9 @TEX  3        W:Jarrod Parker (12-8), L: Martin Perez (1-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 OAK  3 @TEX  2 (10)   W:Evan Scribner (1-0), L: Mark Lowe (0-2), S: Grant Balfour (21)
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 TEX  5  OAK  4        W:Joe Nathan (3-4), L: Tyson Ross (2-11), S: none
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 OAK  4  TEX  3        W:Ryan Cook (3-2), L: Michael Kirkman (0-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 TEX  6 @OAK  1        W:Roy Oswalt (3-1), L: Bartolo Colon (6-8), S: none
Sun, Jul 01, 2012 OAK  3 @TEX  1        W:Travis Blackley (2-2), L: Yu Darvish (10-5), S: Ryan Cook (7)
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 TEX  7  OAK  2        W:Martin Perez (1-0), L: Tommy Milone (8-6), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - OAK over 10-8; 2011 - TEX won 13-6; 2010 - TEX won 10-9; All-Time - OAK leads 399-397

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 2012 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
Rangers Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Griffin
G/S/vB
39.Accardo
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
60.Chavez
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
53.Miller
G/S/vB
40.Neshek
G/S/vB
58.Scribner
G/S/vB
67.Straily
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 10/.200 13/.558 7/.334 3/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 706/518 .288/.348/.380/.729 .683/.745 .739 108/.602 21/10 3/16
29.Beltre G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.453 17/.309 13/.693 8/.625 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 7/1.572 ··· 3/1.000 649/481 .318/.356/.560/.916 .729/.981 .838 92/.970 1/0 36/8
17.Cruz G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/no AB 11/.282 10/1.167 7/.143 2/1.500 4/.750 3/.000 2/.500 2/1.500 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 637/478 .259/.319/.457/.776 .944/.721 .681 95/.661 8/4 24/3
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 8/.857 3/.333 1/.000 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 269/154 .304/.367/.392/.759 .859/.686 .781 31/.756 13/7 1/0
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 8/1.042 13/.616 7/.143 3/1.000 2/.000 3/1.334 2/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.666 631/441 .285/.355/.580/.935 .863/.967 .933 80/.895 7/4 43/6
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.715 14/.714 13/1.135 7/.453 2/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 6/.533 2/.500 4/.833 726/546 .257/.327/.425/.752 .994/.672 .614 112/.629 21/9 19/17
27.Martin* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/44 .174/.235/.370/.605 .500/.624 .243 9/.361 3/0 0/0
15.Martinez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 .000/.301 .167 3/.000 0/0 0/0
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 3/1.666 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 357/306 .275/.321/.468/.789 .737/.798 .675 68/.538 1/1 15/3
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 12/.533 ··· 10/.400 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 517/433 .302/.379/.479/.858 .845/.860 .800 93/.681 10/5 15/1
25.Napoli G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 7/.000 10/.800 6/1.917 3/1.666 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 5/2.300 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 413/281 .230/.346/.474/.820 .706/.874 .858 54/1.136 1/0 24/7
9.Olt G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/21 .152/.250/.182/.432 .387/.473 .398 3/.667 1/1 0/3
2.Profar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/13 .176/.176/.471/.647 .000/.846 .846 13/.231 0/0 1/0
21.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/23 .277/.309/.446/.755 .916/.418 .853 1/.000 0/0 3/0
8.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 357/261 .197/.270/.344/.614 .685/.588 .650 59/.501 1/0 11/8
10.Young G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.333 17/.653 15/.866 8/1.125 4/1.250 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 6/.500 3/1.000 3/.667 646/479 .277/.313/.370/.682 .794/.643 .725 99/.849 2/2 8/6
IP 79.2 37.1 73.2 107.2 65.0 24.2 72.1 46.1 21.2 48.2 19.2 32.1 39.1 TOTAL .273/.334/.447/.780 .794/.775 .741 .722 91/44 200/82
ERA-K/9 2.71/7.2 4.82/7.0 2.57/8.7 4.10/5.9 2.49/7.3 9.85/10.9 2.12/9.7 3.11/11.3 3.32/5.8 2.59/8.1 1.37/7.3 2.78/7.8 3.89/7.3 3.49/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (6-0-0)
 Napoli (42-11-8)
 Snyder (0-0-0)
 Soto (65-21-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 318/.225 162/.298 286/.161 444/.243 259/.198 123/.315 284/.165 187/.231 89/.216 211/.217 77/.147 137/.224 172/.237 .245  Cruz
 Gentry
 Hamilton
 Murphy
 Martin
 Snyder
 Olt
 Moreland
6/0/150/9
0/114/3/7
84/94/2/5
119/2/17/4
4/14/0/1
5/0/5/0
0/0/2/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .610 .835 .501 .694 .634 .983 .513 .617 .659 .688 .530 .652 .803 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 168/.607 73/.653 151/.476 125/.630 124/.580 45/1.144 135/.572 66/.807 30/.412 93/.508 16/1.108 60/.864 72/1.047 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/.612 89/.974 135/.528 319/.719 135/.682 78/.888 149/.461 121/.512 59/.798 118/.833 61/.369 77/.495 100/.640 .659
Home 151/.521 48/.604 148/.415 215/.584 125/.778 17/1.731 133/.561 90/.538 57/.611 86/.579 37/.253 59/.657 91/.971
Last 28d days 120/.757 10/1.067 44/.375 48/1.012 38/.437 21/1.261 50/.330 51/.563 20/.666 54/.820 30/.633 40/.714 102/.842
HR/SB/CS 10/1/3 3/5/1 4/3/3 10/2/4 7/4/3 7/0/0 4/4/2 3/5/1 2/2/0 6/10/0 3/2/0 2/2/0 11/3/1 147/99/45
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ooXo···X X····X·· ··o·o·X· ·····X·· XoXo···· oXo·X··X ···X·o·· ····XX·X ··oX·X·· ···X··Xo ···X····
Athletics Batters (4.35 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
G/S/vB
53.Font
G/S/vB
51.Grimm
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
33.Perez*
G/S/vB
28.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
22.Tateyama
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/1.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/4.000 4/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 136/99 .204/.338/.292/.630 .547/.662 .489 10/.929 1/0 1/0
22.Carter G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 5/2.550 ··· 3/1.666 2/.000 1/.000 260/151 .239/.350/.514/.864 .898/.837 .831 60/.517 0/0 16/6
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 3/.666 6/1.166 3/.666 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 535/374 .291/.353/.506/.859 .854/.862 .936 110/.983 16/4 23/3
12.Cowgill G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 116/65 .269/.336/.317/.654 .844/.510 .607 8/.625 3/4 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.333 4/.500 8/1.958 ··· ··· 4/1.250 5/.650 12/.349 4/1.250 6/.833 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/.900 503/333 .259/.324/.417/.741 .664/.777 .805 65/.837 39/4 11/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 289/202 .238/.287/.398/.685 .696/.680 .643 102/.736 4/1 9/13
5.Drew* G/S/vP 12/1.318 8/.250 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/2.000 3/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 322/228 .223/.307/.350/.657 .561/.698 .637 107/.733 1/2 7/8
31.Gomes G/S/vP 9/.619 6/1.267 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 53/.947 3/1 18/2
18.Hicks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 70/21 .172/.243/.391/.633 .654/.588 .819 1/.000 1/0 3/3
14.Kottaras* G/S/vP 6/1.166 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 208/172 .212/.353/.418/.770 .736/.775 .805 50/.758 0/0 9/3
37.Moss* G/S/vP 6/.333 4/1.250 6/1.500 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 2/3.000 2/.000 1/2.000 4/1.250 3/2.667 1/.000 1/2.000 291/231 .287/.354/.594/.948 .762/.998 .853 83/1.124 1/1 21/9
36.Norris G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.333 3/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· 229/138 .194/.271/.330/.601 .609/.595 .555 51/.514 5/1 6/5
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 1/2.000 4/.000 6/.200 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 9/.111 5/.000 9/.472 ··· 3/.666 2/.500 3/1.000 3/.666 458/347 .217/.280/.314/.594 .428/.649 .547 73/.736 15/6 6/11
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.933 9/.000 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.250 6/1.833 6/.833 3/1.667 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 668/431 .243/.306/.464/.770 .757/.776 .798 105/.542 11/1 32/6
17.Rosales G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 111/42 .222/.297/.333/.631 .558/.757 .562 26/.538 0/0 2/0
15.Smith* G/S/vP 11/1.182 3/.666 9/1.069 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/4.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 437/358 .240/.334/.422/.756 .529/.807 .747 65/.578 2/2 14/2
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· 6/1.100 12/.817 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 5/.650 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 511/341 .221/.305/.304/.609 .669/.578 .567 7/.714 16/5 2/11
IP 170.0 52.1 191.1 2.0 14.0 35.1 39.1 64.1 65.2 38.0 64.1 32.1 17.0 34.2 TOTAL .238/.310/.403/.713 .706/.716 .701 .752 122/32 194/110
ERA-K/9 3.18/7.9 3.27/7.7 3.90/10.4 9.00/4.5 9.00/8.4 3.82/9.7 3.43/6.4 2.80/10.9 3.02/9.0 5.45/5.9 2.24/6.4 4.45/8.4 9.00/9.5 1.82/10.6 3.99/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Donaldson (4-2-0)
 Kottaras (38-8-3)
 Norris (34-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 701/.233 228/.269 816/.220 10/.000 65/.367 151/.182 162/.240 257/.231 258/.202 177/.297 262/.231 152/.343 76/.257 126/.165 .249  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Crisp
 Cowgill
 Smith
 Moss
 Gomes
0/14/135/15
55/48/0/9
16/96/0/4
16/15/8/3
57/0/13/3
11/0/13/2
39/0/3/1
OPS .671 .718 .659 .400 .935 .611 .707 .631 .596 .819 .623 .908 .816 .482 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 362/.606 121/.783 464/.674 3/.667 34/1.006 60/.709 74/.750 151/.617 111/.642 57/.596 113/.606 60/.949 35/1.200 68/.570 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 339/.739 107/.646 352/.640 7/.286 31/.855 91/.549 88/.663 106/.650 147/.561 120/.924 149/.636 92/.881 41/.519 58/.376 .723
Road 381/.615 112/.727 423/.631 4/.250 18/.667 45/.758 62/.638 108/.538 126/.574 65/.927 120/.628 48/.714 29/.879 53/.744
Last 28d days 101/.823 33/1.079 109/.439 10/.400 16/.713 24/.942 12/2.222 45/.761 36/.452 86/.935 17/.790 30/1.060 14/.220 31/.169
HR/SB/CS 19/22/4 4/11/1 14/23/4 0/0/0 1/2/2 5/1/0 5/0/1 7/3/1 8/5/0 3/1/1 3/1/1 6/6/0 4/1/0 4/1/0 174/106/27
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ··X····· ····X·o· ······X· oo·····X ·······X ··X··o·· X·o··X·X ·X····X· ··o·X··· ····o·Xo ······X· ·oX·oo·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.