Oakland Athletics: 2015 Season Almanac

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Game 17 – Tuesday, April 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

96. Final. 2. 102. 0

Game Attendance: Away Game
Season Attendance: 173,367
Lowest Attendance: 15,025 (Game 2)
Game Time: 2:20
Season Time: 48:32

Win Record: 8-9
Win Record vs Angels: 2-2
Streak: L1
AL West Standing: 2nd (1 game behind Astros)
Elimination Number: 146

Winning Pitcher: Jesse Chavez (0-1)
Losing Pitcher: Nick Tropeano (1-0)
Pitchers/Pitch Count: Chavez/90, Otero/8, Clippard/10,
Total Pitches per game: 108
Total Pitches per season: 2298

Game Home Runs: 0
Season Home Runs: 14
Game Runs: 0
Season Runs: 83
Runs Rank: 5th
Run Differential: 19
Differential Rank: 7th (tied with Blue Jays)

Game RBI Leader: None
Season RBI Leader: Vogt (14)
Most RBI’s in Single Game: 4 (Game 35, 16)

Game RISP: 0 for 8
Game LOB: 10
Season RISP: 51 for 163
Season LOB: 121

Game Batting Average: .229
Lineup Batting Average: .280

Total Players Used in Game: 13
Most Players Used in Game: 19 (Game 6)

Challenged Plays: 0
Total Challenged Plays: 7
Total Overturned Plays: 3
Games Won in Extra Innings: 0
Total Games Played in Extra Innings: 2 (6,7)

Special Notes:

The Oakland Athletics lost a one hitter…by two runs. That’s really all that needs to be said about this game other than the fact that the team left 10 runners on base on their way to a shutout loss. Jesse Chavez pitched 6 solid innings only giving up one hit and one earned run, a two run homer. How did they get two runs? Another error in the field, this time off of Lawrie, came back to haunt the team.

The A’s are still hunting for a three game winning streak as they continue their win one lose one quest for .500. Billy Butler only got one hit today, dropping his average down to an embarrassing .369. Expect to see him on the trading block by the end of the Houston series. Worthless.

There’s really not much to say on this game. These are the games that the team has to win every time. When dominant pitching can’t get a W from a one-hit game, there is a serious problem in run production, especially when you are leaving 10 men on. Today’s game tied game 6 for most men left on base and they lost that game by a run. There is a general inconsistency in this team that, over time, will iron itself out but it is frustrating to see the team steal four bags in a 9-2 victory but not steal a single base when they’re struggling to bring runners in.

The A’s are headed back home to face the Astros and the Angels again. Let’s hope for a three game winning streak to be born of this homestand.

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