Oakland Athletics Game 22 Stats and Recap


Oakland Athletics Game 22 – Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

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Game Attendance: 16,212
Season Attendance: 271,900
Lowest Attendance: 15,025 (Game 2)
Game Time: 3:01
Season Time: 63:21

Win Record: 9-13
Win Record vs Angels: 3-3
Streak: L1
AL West Standing: 4th
Elimination Number: 140

Winning Pitcher: Mike Morin (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Ryan Cook (0-1)
Pitchers/Pitch Count: Hahn/89, Otero/12, Cook/18, Abad/5, Scribner/7, Bassitt/22
Total Pitches per game: 153
Total Pitches per season: 3064

Game Home Runs: 0
Season Home Runs: 17
Game Runs: 3
Season Runs: 105
Runs Rank: 7th
Run Differential: 12
Differential Rank: 9th

Game RBI Leader: Vogt(1), Davis(1), Reddick(1)
Season RBI Leader: Vogt (15)
Most RBI’s in Single Game: 4 (Game 35, 16)

Game RISP: 2 for 11
Game LOB: 6
Season RISP: 62 for 201
Season LOB: 146

Game Batting Average: .229
Lineup Batting Average: .265

Total Players Used in Game: 16
Most Players Used in Game: 19 (Game 6, 18)

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

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This wasn’t Jesse Hahn’s greatest day on the mound, he gave up two in the first and a solo shot to Trout in the third, but he kept the Oakland Athletics within striking distance and after he was replaced by Dan Otero, the A’s were able to even the score at 3. Then Ryan Cook was called to the mound. Cook has struggled this season, having been sent to the minors after a terrible spring training, and was hoping to maintain the 0.00 ERA he established in his first big league game of the season three days prior. Unfortunately, he walked his first batter on four pitches and gave up a single to his second batter and fourth batter. With one out and two on, Cook was replaced by Fernando Abad who walked his first batter on five pitches, loading the bases. Abad was replaced by Evan Scribner who gave up a bases loaded, two run, double to his first batter, both runs attributed to Cook. All in all, Cook added 3 runs to his stats on a third of an inning.

This type of performance has, sadly, become commonplace with the Athletics in April. Once a feared bullpen, equally as dominant as their starters, the A’s are in grave danger of becoming the bullpen that opponents just run down starters to get to. Melvin can attribute this as much as he wants to Doolittle’s absence and the lack of “roles” for the bullpen but a pitcher like Cook should be able to perform, regardless of the inning, when he starts an inning with no outs and nobody on. This is not situational pitching that is killing the bullpen, this is top of the inning pitching and that shouldn’t be affected by what inning it happens to be.

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