Oakland Athletics Game 20 Stats and Recap

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Oakland Athletics Game 20 – Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

7. 135. 6. 96. Final

Game Attendance: 22,080
Season Attendance: 237,994
Lowest Attendance: 15,025 (Game 2)
Game Time: 3:11
Season Time: 58:14

Win Record: 8-12
Win Record vs Astros: 2-3
Streak: L4
AL West Standing: 3rd
Elimination Number: 142

Winning Pitcher: Tony Sipp (2-0)
Losing Pitcher: Tyler Clippard (0-2)
Pitchers/Pitch Count: Pomeranz/98, Abad/11, Cook/13, Scribner/16, Clippard/29
Total Pitches per game: 167
Total Pitches per season: 2794

Game Home Runs: 0
Season Home Runs: 15
Game Runs: 6
Season Runs: 96
Runs Rank: 5th
Run Differential: 11
Differential Rank: 9th (tied with Cubs)

Game RBI Leader: Lawrie (3)
Season RBI Leader: Vogt (14)
Most RBI’s in Single Game: 4 (Game 35, 16)

Game RISP: 3 for 6
Game LOB: 4
Season RISP: 58 for 184
Season LOB: 137

Game Batting Average: .219
Lineup Batting Average: .268

Total Players Used in Game: 15
Most Players Used in Game: 19 (Game 6, 18)

Challenged Plays: 1
Total Challenged Plays: 6
Total Overturned Plays: 2
Games Won in Extra Innings: 0
Total Games Played in Extra Innings: 3 (6,7,18)

Special Notes:

With this loss, the Oakland Athletics have been swept, at home, by the Houston Astros. Nobody could imagine reading that sentence last year but the Astros are playing hot right now, some would say above their level, and the A’s continue to struggle in the bullpen. This is the A’s seventh loss attributed to a bullpen pitcher, it took 13 more games to hit that number in 2014. Adding pressure to the already struggling pitching staff is the growing error count on the A’s defense. Ike Davis committed his first error of the season today and the A’s are leading the league in errors. Very rarely does a player go a whole season without an error and this stretch may be an anomaly that will be forgotten when the A’s right the ship but to have this many errors and this many losses so early in the season is certainly room for concern.

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The A’s rank 22nd in runners left in scoring position per game with an average of 3.65. This is higher than their 2014 average which was a major roadblock for the team in that campaign. The fact that the team can be in the bottom third with bringing players home from scoring position and still rank in the top third of runs scored shows that the offense is getting on base but it also shows that they should be winning games like today’s with only one run separating the two teams.

Worth noting: Bob Melvin was ejected from today’s game. They have never won a day game and have never won the final game of a series.

Relevant Links

Next: 2015 Season Almanac Index

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