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Game Preview: OAK @ HOU, 8:10pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014 @Minute Maid Park

Athletics, 13-8, 13-8 2nd, ½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Scott Kazmir (30, LHP, 2-0, 1.65)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-0) 27.1 17 6 5 4 24 1 1.65
2013 (10-9) 158.0 162 76 71 47 162 19 4.04
2011 (0-0) 1.2 5 5 5 2 0 1 27.00
Last 7 GS 4-1 45.1 34 11 10 8 51 1 1.99 65
2014-04-19 HOU ND 8.0 6 3 2 0 5 1 106 65
2014-04-13 @SEA ND 6.0 2 0 0 0 9 0 82 77
2014-04-07 @MIN W 6.0 6 3 3 4 5 0 101 49
2014-04-02 CLE W 7.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 94 77
2013-09-28 @MIN W 6.0 6 1 1 2 11 0 104 65
2013-09-21 HOU W 7.0 4 0 0 1 10 0 97 78
2013-09-16 @KCR L 5.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 98 42
Last 5 v.HOU 1-1 24.0 22 12 11 6 26 5 4.13 55
2014-04-19 HOU ND 8.0 6 3 2 0 5 1 106 65
2013-09-21 HOU W 7.0 4 0 0 1 10 0 97 78
2013-04-20 @HOU ND 3.1 8 6 6 3 4 2 89 21
2008-06-22 HOU L 5.2 4 3 3 2 7 2 106 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:    7-2    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  10-6    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  9-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 14 Tue, Apr 15  @LAA  W  10-9 (11)  10-4   1st  2.5 up
 13 Mon, Apr 14  @LAA  W   3-2        9-4   1st  1.5 up
 12 Sun, Apr 13  @SEA  W   3-0        8-4   1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:13-8 
Astros, 7-15, 7-15 5th, 7 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Brett Oberholtzer (24, LHP, 0-3, 3.04)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (0-3) 23.2 21 8 8 6 18 1 3.04
2013 (4-5) 71.2 66 26 22 13 45 7 2.76
Last 7 GS 0-6 41.0 36 17 14 12 28 2 3.07 54
2014-04-19 @OAK ND 5.2 8 1 1 2 3 0 94 50
2014-04-13 @TEX L 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 89 70
2014-04-08 @TOR L 5.1 3 3 3 3 3 1 92 50
2014-04-03 NYY L 5.2 5 3 3 1 5 0 91 51
2013-09-27 NYY L 5.1 5 3 2 1 4 0 81 51
2013-09-20 @CLE L 6.0 4 2 0 3 2 0 107 59
2013-09-14 LAA L 6.0 6 4 4 2 4 1 93 46
Last 5 v.OAK 0-1 11.2 15 2 2 2 8 1 1.54 55
2014-04-19 @OAK ND 5.2 8 1 1 2 3 0 94 50
2013-09-07 @OAK L 6.0 7 1 1 0 5 1 100 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-7    Road:    4-8    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   6-10   vsLHP:   1-5    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  4-9  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 15 Wed, Apr 16   KCR  L   4-6 (11)   5-10  5th  5.0 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   KCR  L   2-4        5-9   5th  5.0 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @TEX  L   0-1        5-8   5th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 7-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 OAK  5  HOU  0        W:Sonny Gray (1-1), L: Erik Bedard (3-9), S: none
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 HOU  2 @OAK  1 (11)   W:Lucas Harrell (6-13), L: Sean Doolittle (3-4), S: Josh Fields (2)
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 HOU  5 @OAK  4        W:Jordan Lyles (5-6), L: Bartolo Colon (14-5), S: Chia-Jen Lo (1)
Season Series: 2014 - OAK over 3-0; 2013 - OAK won 15-4; 2012 -  0-0; All-Time - OAK leads 23-5

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 (4.48 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Oberholtzer*
G/S/vB
37.Albers
G/S/vB
45.Bass
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 3/1.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.667 120/91 .269/.350/.375/.725 .653/.749 .616 40/.392 0/0 3/1
18.Callaspo# G/S/vP 6/.334 8/.125 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 4/.500 ··· 5/1.000 516/348 .258/.333/.369/.702 .763/.672 .734 72/.766 0/2 10/16
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 6/1.867 2/1.000 1/.000 3/2.667 3/1.000 7/.453 1/2.000 ··· 10/.700 574/390 .240/.294/.442/.737 .880/.672 .684 90/.803 7/7 26/4
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 4/1.250 6/1.667 1/no AB 12/1.600 ··· ··· 22/.473 584/373 .261/.335/.444/.779 .645/.857 .841 55/1.000 21/5 22/0
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.500 1/.000 5/.000 1/no AB 10/1.000 1/no AB ··· 17/.975 668/464 .301/.384/.499/.883 1.042/.813 .877 99/.797 5/2 24/16
3.Gentry G/S/vP 6/.833 6/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 11/1.091 287/126 .280/.373/.386/.759 .801/.709 .734 26/.732 24/3 2/2
5.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 7/.429 1/.000 2/no AB 14/.742 249/220 .271/.387/.372/.759 .442/.802 .799 52/.702 2/1 3/3
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.334 3/1.334 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 10/.311 1/5.000 1/.000 10/1.389 662/431 .290/.344/.446/.791 .772/.800 .813 94/.850 1/0 15/18
37.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 3/1.666 5/.000 1/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 13/1.415 505/417 .256/.337/.522/.859 .649/.904 .911 77/.770 4/2 30/8
36.Norris G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 308/135 .246/.345/.409/.754 .990/.445 .657 43/.810 5/0 9/3
1.Punto# G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 335/227 .255/.328/.327/.655 .723/.622 .653 39/.601 3/3 2/8
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.000 3/1.333 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.333 3/.666 1/2.000 13/1.447 441/296 .226/.307/.379/.686 .667/.695 .795 69/.564 9/2 12/5
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/.250 3/1.000 9/1.444 ··· 1/.000 9/2.000 410/338 .266/.322/.364/.686 .640/.695 .672 55/.549 10/5 2/9
IP 71.2 63.0 42.0 73.1 38.0 83.1 62.0 35.0 169.1 TOTAL .249/.338/.399/.736 .621/.773 .718 .736 14/1 22/21
ERA-K/9 2.76/5.6 3.14/5.0 5.36/6.6 5.40/6.0 4.97/9.5 5.18/8.3 2.61/7.1 7.46/9.5 4.57/5.7 4.47/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 293/.237 262/.242 193/.297 323/.283 160/.220 365/.241 252/.251 152/.300 728/.272 .255  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 .654 .621 .829 .865 .783 .779 .658 .894 .772 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 85/.745 114/.683 90/.881 161/.871 71/.884 211/.919 103/.600 51/.650 402/.818 .773
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.617 148/.573 103/.785 162/.859 89/.706 154/.594 149/.698 101/1.021 326/.716 .692
Home 154/.649 141/.558 69/.586 158/.852 106/.729 143/.864 131/.631 74/.704 361/.763
Last 28d days 97/.630 42/.675 43/.429 31/.773 39/.596 71/.778 34/.974 8/1.625 59/.981
HR/SB/CS 7/1/4 2/2/3 4/2/2 16/7/2 8/2/2 15/12/1 4/5/1 7/0/1 23/9/7 22/15/5
Usage ····X··· ··o·XX·X ·o··X·X· ·····X·· oXo··X·o ···X···X o·o·X··· 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 (3.05 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Kazmir*
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 10/.900 1/.000 2/1.500 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 672/480 .283/.316/.363/.678 .733/.656 .726 98/.635 35/13 5/9
23.Carter G/S/vP 8/1.292 1/.000 7/.476 6/.167 ··· 5/.650 3/.333 ··· 585/410 .223/.320/.451/.770 .782/.765 .605 76/.604 2/0 29/5
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.667 6/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 491/380 .276/.350/.485/.835 .738/.864 .904 78/.775 2/1 18/5
22.Corporan# G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 210/123 .225/.287/.361/.648 .660/.640 .655 26/.609 0/0 7/6
30.Dominguez G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 589/424 .241/.286/.403/.690 .627/.714 .685 79/.709 0/1 21/16
21.Fowler# G/S/vP 4/.000 3/1.667 1/no AB ··· 17/1.059 1/2.000 ··· ··· 492/346 .263/.369/.407/.776 .860/.741 .874 78/.623 19/9 12/3
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 222/183 .221/.252/.319/.571 .575/.570 .566 21/.686 6/2 4/10
14.Guzman G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.571 318/166 .226/.297/.378/.675 .691/.661 .457 41/.663 3/0 9/6
28.Hoes G/S/vP 6/1.300 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 184/122 .282/.332/.365/.696 .669/.710 .651 36/.590 7/1 1/4
18.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/2.500 ··· 146/131 .209/.267/.366/.633 .333/.669 .369 52/.529 2/0 4/2
8.Presley* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 195/144 .276/.313/.373/.686 .634/.705 .684 55/.614 1/4 3/1
4.Springer G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· / /// / 36/.462 / /
6.Villar# G/S/vP 6/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 241/176 .243/.321/.319/.640 .673/.627 .837 74/.648 18/8 1/16
IP 158.0 37.2 67.1 69.0 66.1 70.1 39.0 21.2 TOTAL .199/.274/.357/.631 .610/.639 .615 .631 18/5 26/7
ERA-K/9 4.04/9.2 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 2.69/8.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 672/.262 166/.271 294/.238 266/.214 268/.203 291/.273 159/.276 105/.301 .220  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 .735 .687 .616 .573 .572 .699 .613 .951 .613
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 175/.573 65/.790 132/.730 92/.516 132/.624 155/.740 83/.613 26/.405 .649
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 497/.794 101/.619 162/.526 174/.603 136/.521 136/.653 76/.613 79/1.150 .577
Road 357/.717 91/.856 129/.682 111/.553 119/.635 125/.755 49/.673 43/1.097
Last 28d days 103/.479 31/.198 29/.406 43/.619 46/.540 53/.791 45/.611 36/.535
HR/SB/CS 19/6/2 3/2/0 2/16/1 4/6/3 3/10/0 5/1/1 0/1/0 4/3/0 16/19/2
Usage ····X··· ·oX··X·o ·oo··X·o ··oX···· ·o·o···X o··o···· ··X·o··X X······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.