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Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics, at Kauffman Stadium, September 30, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Start Time:
7:07ct (local), 8:07et
Venue:
Kauffman Stadium
Tickets:
Series:
Game #1 of a 1-game series
Average Temp:
70° (based on last ten years)
Athletics
Manager:
Game #:
162
On This Date:
30-40
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
164
On This Date:
15-14
Season Series
Fri, Aug 01, 2014 KCR  1 @OAK  0     
Sat, Aug 02, 2014 OAK  8  KCR  3     
Sun, Aug 03, 2014 KCR  4 @OAK  2     
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 KCR  3  OAK  2     
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 OAK 11 @KCR  3     
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 KCR  3  OAK  0     
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 KCR  7  OAK  3     

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 OAK    @KCR  8:07pm

                         All times ET
88-74,
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   48-33   Road:   40-41   ExtrInn:13-8 
 vsRHP:  64-49   vsLHP:  24-25   1-Run:  21-28
 vsEast: 20-12   vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest: 38-38 IL:13-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28  @TEX  W   4-0       88-74  2nd 10.0 gb
161 Sat, Sep 27  @TEX  L   4-5       87-74  2nd 11.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 26  @TEX  W   6-2       87-73  2nd 11.0 gb
159 Thu, Sep 25  @TEX  L   1-2       86-73  2nd 12.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 24   LAA  L   4-5       86-72  2nd 11.5 gb
157 Tue, Sep 23   LAA  L   0-2       86-71  2nd 10.5 gb
156 Mon, Sep 22   LAA  W   8-4       86-70  2nd  9.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 21   PHI  W   8-6 (10)  85-70  2nd 10.5 gb
154 Sat, Sep 20   PHI  L   0-3       84-70  2nd 11.5 gb
153 Fri, Sep 19   PHI  W   3-1       84-69  2nd 10.5 gb

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:10-20
89-73,
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   42-39   Road:   47-34   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  65-52   vsLHP:  24-21   1-Run:  22-25
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:39-37   vsWest: 18-14 IL:15-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28  @CHW  W   6-4       89-73  2nd  1.0 gb
161 Sat, Sep 27  @CHW  L   4-5       88-73  2nd  1.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 26  @CHW  W   3-1       88-72  2nd  1.0 gb
159 Thu, Sep 25  @CHW  W   6-3       87-72  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 24  @CLE  L   4-6       86-72  2nd  2.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 23  @CLE  W   7-1       86-71  2nd  1.0 gb
156 Mon, Sep 22  @CLE  W   2-0       85-71  2nd  1.0 gb
155 Sun, Sep 21   DET  W   5-2       84-71  2nd  2.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 20   DET  L   2-3       83-71  2nd  3.0 gb
153 Fri, Sep 19   DET  L   1-10      83-70  2nd  2.0 gb

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 KCR  7  OAK  3        W:Aaron Crow (6-1), L: Jeff Samardzija (5-9), S: Greg Holland (36)
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 KCR  3  OAK  0        W:Jason Vargas (9-5), L: Scott Kazmir (13-5), S: none
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 OAK 11 @KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (13-7), L: Jeremy Guthrie (8-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 KCR  3  OAK  2        W:Kelvin Herrera (3-2), L: Sonny Gray (12-6), S: Greg Holland (35)
Sun, Aug 03, 2014 KCR  4 @OAK  2        W:James Shields (10-6), L: Scott Kazmir (12-4), S: Greg Holland (31)
Sat, Aug 02, 2014 OAK  8  KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (11-7), L: Jason Vargas (8-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2014 KCR  1 @OAK  0        W:Jeremy Guthrie (7-9), L: Sonny Gray (12-4), S: Greg Holland (30)

Sun, Jul 07, 2013 OAK 10 @KCR  4        W:A.J. Griffin (7-6), L: Luis Mendoza (2-5), S: Jesse Chavez (1)
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 KCR  4  OAK  3        W:Aaron Crow (6-3), L: Ryan Cook (1-2), S: Greg Holland (20)
Fri, Jul 05, 2013 OAK  6 @KCR  3        W:Tommy Milone (8-7), L: Wade Davis (4-7), S: Grant Balfour (22)

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2014 - KCR over 5-2; 2013 - OAK won 5-1; 2012 - KCR won 5-4; All-Time - OAK leads 310-254

SP: Jon Lester (30, LHP, 16-11, 2.46)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 RegS (16-11) 219.2 194 76 60 48 220 16 2.46
2013 RegS (15-8) 213.1 209 94 89 67 177 19 3.75
2012 RegS (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
Last 7 GS 3-3 49.0 42 14 11 10 46 5 2.02 63
2014-09-24 LAA L 7.0 8 5 3 0 7 0 99 52
2014-09-19 PHI W 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 114 68
2014-09-14 @SEA W 6.0 4 0 0 4 7 0 110 67
2014-09-09 @CHW W 8.0 7 2 2 2 8 1 119 66
2014-09-03 SEA L 8.0 7 2 2 0 5 2 107 65
2014-08-29 @LAA L 6.0 6 3 2 1 5 1 107 54
2014-08-23 LAA ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 109 69
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 34.2 30 12 10 11 30 1 2.60 59
2014-08-12 @KCR W 6.0 6 3 3 2 9 0 99 55
2014-08-02 KCR W 6.2 9 3 3 1 3 0 104 46
2014-07-20 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2013-08-08 @KCR L 7.0 5 3 1 2 4 0 121 61
2012-08-24 KCR W 7.0 6 3 3 4 6 1 93 55

SP: James Shields (32, RHP, 14-8, 3.21)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 RegS (14-8) 227.0 224 95 81 44 180 23 3.21
2013 RegS (13-9) 228.2 215 82 80 68 196 20 3.15
2012 RegS (15-10) 227.2 208 103 89 58 223 25 3.52
Last 7 GS 2-2 48.2 41 16 16 8 37 4 2.96 60
2014-09-25 @CHW ND 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 112 52
2014-09-20 DET L 6.2 6 3 3 1 6 1 103 55
2014-09-15 CHW ND 7.0 10 3 3 0 6 0 103 51
2014-09-10 @DET W 7.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 98 80
2014-09-05 @NYY W 8.1 3 0 0 0 6 0 97 83
2014-08-30 CLE ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 112 66
2014-08-25 NYY L 6.2 10 6 6 3 3 2 109 30
Last 5 v.OAK 2-2 35.0 32 17 17 4 29 6 4.37 56
2014-08-14 OAK ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 5 0 111 50
2014-08-03 @OAK W 8.0 4 2 2 0 2 2 102 68
2013-05-17 @OAK L 8.0 6 2 2 1 9 2 122 70
2012-07-31 @OAK W 9.0 3 0 0 0 11 0 98 92
2011-07-27 @OAK L 4.0 12 10 10 2 2 2 80 -2

Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

Athletics Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
41.Duffy*
G/S/vB
27.Finnegan*
G/S/vB
11.Guthrie
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
51.Vargas*
G/S/vB
30.Ventura
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Burns# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/ .167/.167/.167/.333 .333/ .333 1/2.000 3/1 0/1
7.Callaspo# G/S/vP 26/.519 18/.666 ··· ··· 24/.297 2/.500 5/.400 27/.444 ··· 451/287 .223/.290/.290/.580 .518/.616 .495 27/.433 0/1 4/8
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 29/.455 5/.000 6/.334 ··· 30/.793 1/.000 2/1.000 51/.821 3/.333 536/372 .246/.336/.363/.699 .640/.726 .648 104/.524 19/5 9/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 9/.778 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 8/1.225 3/.000 5/.650 25/.421 3/.333 695/516 .255/.342/.456/.798 1.007/.727 .874 109/.689 8/0 29/23
10.Dunn* G/S/vP 40/.586 16/.544 1/.000 ··· 47/.710 11/.384 15/.583 14/1.754 5/1.000 511/440 .219/.337/.415/.752 .553/.783 .829 72/.546 1/1 22/2
35.Freiman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 93/22 .218/.269/.448/.717 .775/.523 .731 35/.501 0/0 5/3
23.Fuld* G/S/vP 12/.533 1/.000 8/.804 ··· 15/.553 2/.000 3/.666 15/.266 ··· 402/291 .239/.321/.342/.663 .683/.655 .763 81/.569 21/4 4/2
15.Gomes G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 5/.650 ··· 13/1.240 1/no AB 2/.000 23/.561 ··· 321/117 .234/.327/.330/.657 .743/.510 .619 35/.536 0/0 6/4
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 22/.279 6/.000 3/.666 ··· 12/.750 1/.000 3/.000 22/.636 2/.000 566/405 .249/.321/.355/.676 .598/.706 .663 97/.682 0/0 6/13
37.Moss* G/S/vP 14/.428 7/.762 ··· ··· 12/1.417 1/.000 3/.333 6/.666 3/1.167 580/479 .234/.334/.438/.772 .792/.768 .831 61/.635 1/0 25/7
36.Norris G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 22/.513 3/.000 442/269 .270/.361/.403/.763 .863/.699 .659 77/.642 2/2 10/6
1.Punto# G/S/vP 18/.730 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 13/.154 ··· 1/.000 11/.705 ··· 224/114 .207/.296/.293/.589 .607/.570 .551 20/.671 3/1 2/7
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 22/1.182 10/1.278 4/.000 ··· 24/.897 1/2.000 4/1.250 29/.552 3/.000 396/288 .264/.316/.446/.763 .533/.849 .676 70/.874 1/1 12/5
28.Sogard* G/S/vP 5/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 329/281 .223/.298/.268/.567 .478/.581 .462 51/.489 11/4 1/10
17.Soto G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 7/.143 ··· 1/.000 12/1.300 ··· 87/50 .250/.302/.363/.665 .677/.655 .691 38/.658 0/0 1/3
21.Vogt* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 287/245 .279/.321/.431/.752 .647/.770 .754 34/.273 1/0 9/2
IP 227.0 72.0 149.1 7.0 202.2 70.0 62.1 187.0 183.0 TOTAL .244/.320/.381/.700 .681/.708 .670 .607 83/20 146/111
ERA-K/9 3.21/7.1 1.00/13.6 2.53/6.8 1.29/12.9 4.13/5.5 1.41/7.6 1.44/13.0 3.71/6.2 3.20/7.8 3.51/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Norris (60-12-8)
 Soto (13-10-0)
 Vogt (0-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 939/.256 279/.151 606/.209 28/.222 864/.272 285/.214 240/.170 790/.267 782/.240 .250  Fuld
 Moss
 Reddick
 Gomes
 Burns
 Crisp
 Vogt
 Punto
 Dunn
36/62/17/7
56/0/34/6
0/1/107/5
84/0/11/2
0/1/0/0
0/111/0/0
1/0/17/0
0/0/1/0
4/0/2/0
OPS .702 .408 .605 .546 .728 .561 .472 .713 .669 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 502/.698 144/.513 139/.386 9/.778 481/.828 138/.617 136/.494 194/.661 451/.642 .677
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 437/.706 135/.298 467/.670 19/.433 383/.601 147/.508 104/.444 596/.731 331/.705 .694
Home 427/.714 145/.480 272/.557 9/.444 438/.733 145/.585 146/.492 430/.754 401/.652
Last 28d days 135/.514 43/.597 37/.908 28/.546 126/.613 46/.621 23/.087 113/.799 131/.609
HR/SB/CS 23/6/5 0/4/1 12/5/3 0/0/0 23/10/4 0/6/2 3/3/2 19/14/3 14/1/1 128/69/29
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··X ··X····X ··X··X·X ···X···· ··o·XX·· ···oo··o ·····X·· ·X····X·
Royals Batters (4.02 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
56.Abad*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
44.Gregerson
G/S/vB
40.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
61.Otero
G/S/vB
13.Pomeranz*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
45.Adams G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
23.Aoki* G/S/vP 10/.944 4/1.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 549/409 .285/.349/.360/.710 .863/.658 .803 97/.926 17/8 1/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 33/.452 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/2.000 11/.546 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 603/448 .271/.323/.379/.702 .847/.653 .726 58/.639 0/0 9/2
6.Cain G/S/vP 17/.853 1/3.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 502/359 .301/.339/.412/.751 .827/.720 .767 92/.802 28/5 5/2
24.Colon G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 49/30 .333/.375/.489/.864 .882/.851 .653 3/2.500 2/0 0/2
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 290/233 .269/.324/.327/.651 .604/.663 .573 31/.299 36/7 1/4
2.Escobar G/S/vP 21/.900 1/.000 5/.650 2/.000 1/.000 12/.917 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 620/465 .285/.317/.377/.694 .784/.663 .725 103/.786 31/6 3/16
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 28/.454 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 10/.200 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 643/452 .266/.351/.432/.783 .787/.782 .759 98/.610 12/3 19/2
Gore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .000/.500/.000/.500 .000/ .000 2/.500 5/0 0/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 17/1.009 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 9/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 547/389 .270/.318/.398/.716 .676/.732 .607 97/.856 4/2 9/10
18.Ibanez* G/S/vP 15/1.000 4/.500 6/.167 6/.000 6/.000 27/.696 9/.444 5/.400 2/.000 280/234 .167/.264/.285/.549 .157/.627 .593 7/.429 3/2 5/1
14.Infante G/S/vP 22/.340 1/3.000 4/.000 6/.666 2/.000 9/.666 4/1.750 6/.666 ··· 575/425 .252/.295/.337/.632 .584/.649 .606 97/.570 9/3 6/11
19.Kratz G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 115/59 .218/.243/.391/.634 .647/.623 .591 5/.000 0/0 5/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 15/.650 1/2.000 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· 8/1.357 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 500/392 .212/.271/.361/.632 .554/.653 .565 83/.563 1/0 15/19
13.Perez G/S/vP 9/1.223 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 606/459 .260/.289/.403/.692 .632/.710 .693 96/.517 1/0 17/9
7.Willingham G/S/vP 26/.546 ··· 3/2.667 3/.333 6/.834 22/.909 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 364/256 .215/.346/.397/.743 .840/.702 .653 33/.517 2/0 14/0
IP 219.2 57.1 50.0 62.2 72.1 176.1 20.0 86.2 69.0 TOTAL .263/.314/.376/.690 .710/.682 .673 .676 153/36 95/104
ERA-K/9 2.46/9.0 1.57/8.0 3.42/9.0 2.73/12.8 2.12/7.3 3.47/8.1 2.25/6.8 2.28/4.7 2.35/8.3 3.22/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kratz (18-6-1)
 Perez (57-25-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 885/.236 216/.175 202/.184 236/.169 284/.220 715/.235 80/.205 349/.246 278/.204 .233  Gordon
 Cain
 Aoki
 Dyson
 Willingham
 Adams
 Gore
 Ibanez
156/0/0/8
0/93/77/8
5/0/119/5
3/106/0/4
53/0/1/3
2/2/0/0
2/0/0/0
22/0/5/0
OPS .635 .499 .585 .459 .604 .680 .608 .607 .586 .646
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 207/.697 100/.527 79/.815 77/.276 121/.526 321/.691 33/.536 151/.698 62/.664 .658
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 678/.617 116/.475 123/.442 159/.550 163/.663 394/.670 47/.658 198/.539 216/.563 .639
Road 407/.691 94/.402 88/.591 102/.569 136/.660 411/.708 44/.887 181/.555 153/.639
Last 28d days 142/.668 24/.725 20/.388 29/.549 49/.662 79/.616 14/1.000 44/.616 29/.249
HR/SB/CS 16/16/5 4/2/4 3/3/2 5/6/1 6/10/0 23/12/3 3/3/1 4/3/3 7/6/0 147/100/28
Usage ·····X·· ··o···o· ······o· ···o·X·· ····Xo·o ····X··· ········ ··ooo·o· ········

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

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.