Oakland Athletics: 2015 Season Almanac

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Game 2 – Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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Game Attendance: 15,025
Season Attendance: 51,092
Lowest Attendance: 15,025
Game Time: 2:30
Season Time: 5:15

Win Record: 1-1
Win Record vs Rangers: 1-1
Streak: L1
AL West Standing: 2nd (4-way Tie)
Magic Number: 162

Winning Pitcher: Colby Lewis (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Jesse Hahn (0-1)
Pitchers/Pitch Count: Jesse Hahn/91 Eric O’Flaherty/12 Jesse Chavez/19 Fernando Abad/3
Total Pitches per game: 125
Total Pitches per season: 238

Game Home Runs: 0
Season Home Runs: 2
Game Runs: 1
Season Runs: 9
Runs Rank: 8th (Tied with Boston)
Run Differential: 6
Differential Rank: 5th

Game RBI Leader: Sogard (1)
Season RBI Leader: Vogt (3)
Most RBI’s in Single Game: 3 (Game 1)

Game RISP: 1 for 6
Game LOB: 5
Season RISP: 5 for 19
Season LOB: 14

Game Batting Average: .167
Lineup Batting Average: .239

Total Players Used in Game: 13
Most Players Used in Game: 13 (Game 2)
Challenged Plays: 0
Total Challenged Plays: 1
Total Overturned Plays: 1

Special Notes:

Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics offense did not come alive as it did last night and the defense lacked a little of the hustle that dazzled fans on opening night. Brett Lawrie managed to grab what will now be known as the Immaculate Sombrero for snagging four strike outs on just 12 pitches, the bare minimum a batter can see without actually putting a ball in play. The lone run was courtesy of a sacrifice by Eric Sogard and Sam Fuld tripled again putting him on pace for 162 triples for the season. I would put my money on the under for that bet.

Sogard, who is coming off of a fantastic spring, batted in the two spot and finished day two of the season with a .286 average, an RBI and a .661 OPS. In 2014, it took Sogard 10 games to bat in two runners (both RBI’s coming on the same day) and his OPS was only above .661 for three days. He could be a quiet but critical component to the team this year. To be certain, however, Ike Davis is the real deal at first base and should prove to be a fan favorite as the season progresses.

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