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Game Preview: OAK @ HOU, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014 @Minute Maid Park

Athletics, 15-9, 15-9 1st, Tied

SP: Tommy Milone (27, LHP, 0-1, 4.24)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (0-1) 17.0 20 11 8 6 9 1 4.24
2013 (12-9) 156.1 160 83 72 39 126 25 4.14
2012 (13-10) 190.0 207 90 79 36 137 24 3.74
Last 7 GS 3-1 37.0 40 23 14 12 30 3 3.41 49
2014-04-22 TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 4 1 0 85 47
2014-04-16 @LAA ND 6.0 6 3 2 2 1 0 95 49
2014-04-11 @SEA L 5.0 9 5 3 0 7 1 93 40
2013-09-23 @LAA W 5.1 5 5 2 1 8 1 88 51
2013-09-15 @TEX W 5.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 86 55
2013-08-27 @DET W 5.0 3 3 2 3 3 0 84 51
2013-08-18 CLE ND 4.2 6 3 1 1 5 1 97 48
Last 5 v.HOU 1-0 25.1 30 13 13 1 20 2 4.62 50
2013-07-22 @HOU ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 93 52
2013-05-24 @HOU ND 7.0 8 5 5 0 6 2 94 47
2013-04-15 HOU W 6.2 8 2 2 0 6 0 101 56
2011-09-09 HOU ND 5.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 89 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:    9-3    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  11-6    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest: 11-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @HOU  L   6-7       15-9   1st    Tied
 23 Fri, Apr 25  @HOU  W  12-5       15-8   1st  1.0 up
 22 Thu, Apr 24  @HOU  W  10-1       14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Wed, Apr 23   TEX  L   0-3       13-8   2nd  0.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22   TEX  L   4-5       13-7   1st  0.5 up
 19 Mon, Apr 21   TEX  L   3-4       13-6   1st  1.5 up
 18 Sun, Apr 20   HOU  W   4-1       13-5   1st  2.5 up
 17 Sat, Apr 19   HOU  W   4-3       12-5   1st  1.5 up
 16 Fri, Apr 18   HOU  W  11-3       11-5   1st  1.5 up
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @LAA  L   4-5 (12)  10-5   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:15-9 
Astros, 8-17, 8-17 5th, 7½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Collin McHugh (27, RHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-0) 6.2 3 0 0 0 12 0 0.00
2013 (0-4) 26.0 45 29 29 5 11 6 10.04
2012 (0-4) 21.1 27 21 18 8 17 5 7.59
Last 7 GS 1-5 31.0 47 32 32 8 21 5 9.29 35
2014-04-22 @SEA W 6.2 3 0 0 0 12 0 89 80
2013-09-27 @LAD L 4.0 9 8 8 1 3 2 88 14
2013-09-21 ARI L 5.0 11 6 6 0 1 1 80 22
2013-09-16 STL ND 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 72 57
2013-07-27 MIL L 5.0 9 6 6 1 2 1 84 26
2013-06-01 @MIA L 4.0 6 4 4 3 1 0 69 32
2012-09-25 PIT L 1.1 5 7 7 3 0 1 47 13
Has never faced OAK as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-9    Road:    4-8    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   7-11   vsLHP:   1-6    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  5-11 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sat, Apr 26   OAK  W   7-6        8-17  5th  7.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25   OAK  L   5-12       7-17  5th  8.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24   OAK  L   1-10       7-16  5th  7.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @SEA  L   3-5        7-15  5th  7.0 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @SEA  W   5-2        7-14  5th  6.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @SEA  W   7-2        6-14  5th  7.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @OAK  L   1-4        5-14  5th  8.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @OAK  L   3-4        5-13  5th  7.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @OAK  L   3-11       5-12  5th  6.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17   KCR  L   1-5        5-11  5th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 8-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 HOU  7  OAK  6        W:Jerome Williams (1-1), L: Sean Doolittle (0-2), S: Raul Valdes (1)
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 OAK 12 @HOU  5        W:Luke Gregerson (1-1), L: Josh Fields (0-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 OAK 10 @HOU  1        W:Scott Kazmir (3-0), L: Brett Oberholtzer (0-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 OAK  4  HOU  1        W:Jesse Chavez (1-0), L: Brad Peacock (0-2), S: Luke Gregerson (3)
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 OAK  4  HOU  3        W:Dan Otero (3-0), L: Chad Qualls (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 OAK 11  HOU  3        W:Sonny Gray (3-0), L: Jarred Cosart (1-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 08, 2013 OAK  7  HOU  2        W:Bartolo Colon (15-6), L: Lucas Harrell (6-16), S: Brett Anderson (3)
Sat, Sep 07, 2013 OAK  2  HOU  1        W:Dan Straily (9-7), L: Brett Oberholtzer (4-2), S: Sean Doolittle (1)
Fri, Sep 06, 2013 OAK  7  HOU  5        W:A.J. Griffin (13-9), L: Dallas Keuchel (5-9), S: Grant Balfour (37)
Thu, Sep 05, 2013 HOU  3 @OAK  2        W:Brad Peacock (4-5), L: Sonny Gray (2-3), S: Josh Fields (3)
Season Series: 2014 - OAK over 5-1; 2013 - OAK won 15-4; 2012 -  0-0; All-Time - OAK leads 25-6

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 2014 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

For the 2013 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Athletics Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.McHugh
G/S/vB
45.Bass
G/S/vB
68.Cisnero
G/S/vB
56.Clemens
G/S/vB
35.Fields
G/S/vB
41.Peacock
G/S/vB
50.Qualls
G/S/vB
44.Valdes*
G/S/vB
36.Williams
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 120/91 .269/.350/.375/.725 .653/.749 .616 46/.430 0/0 3/1
18.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/2.000 5/.000 4/.500 6/.750 4/.500 ··· 6/.833 516/348 .258/.333/.369/.702 .763/.672 .734 87/.781 0/2 10/16
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 4/1.833 3/1.000 7/.453 1/2.000 ··· 10/.700 574/390 .240/.294/.442/.737 .880/.672 .684 95/.780 7/7 26/4
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 5/.933 2/.000 8/1.250 1/no AB 15/1.384 ··· 1/.000 24/.440 584/373 .261/.335/.444/.779 .645/.857 .841 71/.855 21/5 22/0
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· 3/3.334 3/1.167 6/.167 1/no AB 13/1.021 2/.500 ··· 19/.977 668/464 .301/.384/.499/.883 1.042/.813 .877 115/.919 5/2 24/16
3.Gentry G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 13/1.045 287/126 .280/.373/.386/.759 .801/.709 .734 38/.780 24/3 2/2
5.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 10/.400 1/.000 3/.667 15/.690 249/220 .271/.387/.372/.759 .442/.802 .799 58/.654 2/1 3/3
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.000 6/1.000 1/.000 13/.490 2/3.500 2/.000 11/1.255 662/431 .290/.344/.446/.791 .772/.800 .813 110/.885 1/0 15/18
37.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.833 2/3.500 7/.286 2/.500 9/.583 2/1.000 ··· 15/1.600 505/417 .256/.337/.522/.859 .649/.904 .911 92/.838 4/2 30/8
36.Norris G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 308/135 .246/.345/.409/.754 .990/.445 .657 53/.987 5/0 9/3
1.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.334 335/227 .255/.328/.327/.655 .723/.622 .653 50/.613 3/3 2/8
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.333 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 9/.762 3/.666 1/2.000 14/1.488 441/296 .226/.307/.379/.686 .667/.695 .795 76/.621 9/2 12/5
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.250 3/1.000 11/1.364 ··· 1/.000 10/1.800 410/338 .266/.322/.364/.686 .640/.695 .672 59/.568 10/5 2/9
IP 26.0 42.0 43.2 73.1 38.0 83.1 62.0 35.0 169.1 TOTAL .261/.350/.420/.770 .670/.806 .786 .770 17/1 27/22
ERA-K/9 10.04/3.8 5.36/6.6 4.12/8.4 5.40/6.0 4.97/9.5 5.18/8.3 2.61/7.1 7.46/9.5 4.57/5.7 4.97/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (28-4-0)
 Norris (35-12-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 125/.388 193/.297 198/.283 323/.283 160/.220 365/.241 252/.251 152/.300 728/.272 .265  Cespedes
 Reddick
 Gentry
 Crisp
 Moss
94/18/0/10
0/0/113/9
34/71/0/7
0/110/0/2
8/2/27/1
OPS 1.053 .829 .826 .865 .783 .779 .658 .894 .772 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/1.202 90/.881 96/.871 161/.871 71/.884 211/.919 103/.600 51/.650 402/.818 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 72/.941 103/.785 102/.784 162/.859 89/.706 154/.594 149/.698 101/1.021 326/.716 .752
Home 73/.975 69/.586 130/.907 158/.852 106/.729 143/.864 131/.631 74/.704 361/.763
Last 28d days 22/.273 54/.704 7/.629 46/.797 44/.774 97/.782 37/1.004 14/.812 76/.960
HR/SB/CS 6/6/0 4/2/2 5/5/1 16/7/2 8/2/2 15/12/1 4/5/1 7/0/1 23/9/7 27/18/5
Usage ····X··· ·XX·o··X ·X······ ··X····· ·X·oXo·· ·X····X· ·X·o·o·X oX·oo··· X·X···X·

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Astros Batters (3.20 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Milone*
G/S/vB
56.Abad*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
44.Gregerson
G/S/vB
45.Johnson
G/S/vB
61.Otero
G/S/vB
13.Pomeranz*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 14/.517 1/.000 2/1.500 7/1.071 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 1/2.000 672/480 .283/.316/.363/.678 .733/.656 .726 112/.702 35/13 5/9
23.Carter G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 7/.476 6/.167 2/1.500 5/.650 3/.333 1/.000 585/410 .223/.320/.451/.770 .782/.765 .605 88/.674 2/0 29/5
15.Castro* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/no AB 3/1.667 8/.250 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 491/380 .276/.350/.485/.835 .738/.864 .904 90/.751 2/1 18/5
22.Corporan# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 210/123 .225/.287/.361/.648 .660/.640 .655 28/.563 0/0 7/6
30.Dominguez G/S/vP 8/.625 1/.000 7/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 589/424 .241/.286/.403/.690 .627/.714 .685 90/.687 0/1 21/16
21.Fowler# G/S/vP 3/.333 4/1.250 1/no AB 1/2.000 17/1.059 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 492/346 .263/.369/.407/.776 .860/.741 .874 90/.710 19/9 12/3
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 222/183 .221/.252/.319/.571 .575/.570 .566 24/.683 6/2 4/10
14.Guzman G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/1.300 318/166 .226/.297/.378/.675 .691/.661 .457 47/.575 3/0 9/6
28.Hoes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 184/122 .282/.332/.365/.696 .669/.710 .651 41/.514 7/1 1/4
18.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/2.500 ··· 146/131 .209/.267/.366/.633 .333/.669 .369 59/.484 2/0 4/2
8.Presley* G/S/vP 1/.000 4/1.500 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 195/144 .276/.313/.373/.686 .634/.705 .684 63/.631 1/4 3/1
4.Springer G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/no AB / /// / 49/.518 / /
6.Villar# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 241/176 .243/.321/.319/.640 .673/.627 .837 82/.694 18/8 1/16
IP 156.1 37.2 67.1 69.0 66.1 70.1 39.0 21.2 TOTAL .210/.282/.364/.645 .637/.649 .647 .645 18/5 28/15
ERA-K/9 4.14/7.3 3.35/7.6 2.54/9.0 3.13/7.8 2.71/8.7 2.94/7.2 1.38/6.2 6.23/7.9 2.86/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (58-19-9)
 Corporan (31-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 667/.258 166/.271 294/.238 266/.214 268/.203 291/.273 159/.276 105/.301 .227  Fowler
 Krauss
 Presley
 Carter
 Hoes
 Guzman
0/110/0/3
18/0/9/3
12/28/12/2
49/0/2/0
3/2/44/0
35/0/5/0
OPS .738 .687 .616 .573 .572 .699 .613 .951 .629
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 147/.790 65/.790 132/.730 92/.516 132/.624 155/.740 83/.613 26/.405 .659
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 520/.724 101/.619 162/.526 174/.603 136/.521 136/.653 76/.613 79/1.150 .602
Road 381/.719 91/.856 129/.682 111/.553 119/.635 125/.755 49/.673 43/1.097
Last 28d days 79/.753 35/.205 31/.378 51/.720 53/.525 53/.791 53/.614 46/.624
HR/SB/CS 25/9/3 3/2/0 2/16/1 4/6/3 3/10/0 5/1/1 0/1/0 4/3/0 18/19/2
Usage ····X··· ·o··oX·· o···oo·· oX···oX· Xo··o·o· ···o··o· ·oX··X·o ··XX····

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.