Oakland Athletics

Homer Bailey

Batting
Runs 808 7th
Batting Average .250 16th
On Base Percentage .327 12th
Slugging Percentage .453 10th
Pitching
Earned Run Average 4.07 7th
Quality Starts 74 Tied-4th
WHIP 1.26 9th
BAA .244 9th
2019 AL West Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Houston 100 53 .654 W5
Oakland 92 61 .601 W2
Texas 74 79 .484 L5
Los Angeles 69 83 .454 W1
Seattle 64 88 .421 W4
Injuries
  • SP
    Mike Fiers (Arm) is questionable for next scheduled start
  • RF
    Stephen Piscotty (Ankle) 10-day IL (08/25)

Oakland Athletics News

  • @Athletics • 2h
    MLB

    San Jose Mercury News: Mark Canha walks off in Athletics win over Royals, but a key moment went down in the bullpen

    OAKLAND -- Blake Treinen hasn't been himself this season. A perpetual struggle with command fronted a biting injury bug.

    It bit back in June, when Treinen landed on the 10-day IL with a shoulder injury. It bit again in September, a month bogged by bullpen fatigue; Treinen will be out for the regular season (and potentially the postseason) with a stress reaction in his back. Treinen said it was effecting him the last few days.

    It was clear there had been a shift within the A's bullpen when Chris Bassitt started warming up in the bottom of the 11th inning on Wednesday.

    OAKLAND -- Blake Treinen hasn't been himself this season. A perpetual struggle with command fronted a biting injury bug.

    It bit back in June, when Treinen landed on the 10-day IL with a shoulder injury. It bit again in September, a month bogged by bullpen fatigue; Treinen will be out for the regular season (and potentially the postseason) with a stress reaction in his back. Treinen said it was effecting him the last few days.

    It was clear there had been a shift within the A's bullpen when Chris Bassitt started warming up in the bottom of the 11th inning on Wednesday.

  • @Athletics • 4h

    Athletics Nation: Game #153: A's Crown Royals, 1-0

    The A's and Royals battled through a thirty minute rain delay, eleven innings and a combined thirty strikeouts (18 K's by the A's pitching staff!) before the A's dramatically walked off in the bottom of the eleventh inning to clinch the series and keep pace in the Wild Card race.

    Homer Bailey and the A's bullpen were today's heroes, striking out eighteen and limiting the Royals to four hits and three walks thru eleven innings of work...

    Mark Canha was the final hero of the day, delivering a clutch two out RBI single to right field to plate Jurickson Profar (who walked to lead off the inning and stole second) and give the A's another crucial victory in the road to the playoffs.

    The A's and Royals battled through a thirty minute rain delay, eleven innings and a combined thirty strikeouts (18 K's by the A's pitching staff!) before the A's dramatically walked off in the bottom of the eleventh inning to clinch the series and keep pace in the Wild Card race.

    Homer Bailey and the A's bullpen were today's heroes, striking out eighteen and limiting the Royals to four hits and three walks thru eleven innings of work...

    Mark Canha was the final hero of the day, delivering a clutch two out RBI single to right field to plate Jurickson Profar (who walked to lead off the inning and stole second) and give the A's another crucial victory in the road to the playoffs.

  • @Athletics • 6h

    Athletics Nation: Matt Olson leads AL first basemen in homers despite missing a month

    On Tuesday night, Matt Olson absolutely destroyed a baseball. Royals starter Jorge Lopez had surprisingly carried a shutout into the 7th inning, but leading off that frame he grooved a 2-1 fastball down the pipe to Olson. The Oakland A's first baseman capitalized on the mistake, blasting it to center field.

    The ball didn't just clear the fence. It cleared the suites, into what constitutes the second deck in straightaway center field. (There isn't actually a first deck in that spot, but the Treehouse Plaza is effectively the second deck, as it's physically in line with the rest of the second deck and the section numbers begin with a two.

    On Tuesday night, Matt Olson absolutely destroyed a baseball. Royals starter Jorge Lopez had surprisingly carried a shutout into the 7th inning, but leading off that frame he grooved a 2-1 fastball down the pipe to Olson. The Oakland A's first baseman capitalized on the mistake, blasting it to center field.

    The ball didn't just clear the fence. It cleared the suites, into what constitutes the second deck in straightaway center field. (There isn't actually a first deck in that spot, but the Treehouse Plaza is effectively the second deck, as it's physically in line with the rest of the second deck and the section numbers begin with a two.

  • @Athletics • 8h

    Athletics Nation: Game #153: A's vs. Royals

    The A's take on the Royals in the rubber match of this three game home series. The Royals come into today's game with a record of 56-96, looking to avoid a 100 loss season. The A's meanwhile are thirty games over .500 with a record of 91-61 with ten games left to play (100 wins is still a mathematical possibility!).

    Today's Line-ups from RingCentral Coliseum

    Mmmm...Victories
    Homer Bailey has won six games for the A's since being acquired from the Royals mid-season. Those six wins by Bailey, match the most by an Athletic acquired in an in-season trade over the last 20 years since Jon Lester who also had 6 wins in 2014.

    The A's take on the Royals in the rubber match of this three game home series. The Royals come into today's game with a record of 56-96, looking to avoid a 100 loss season. The A's meanwhile are thirty games over .500 with a record of 91-61 with ten games left to play (100 wins is still a mathematical possibility!).

    Today's Line-ups from RingCentral Coliseum

    Mmmm...Victories
    Homer Bailey has won six games for the A's since being acquired from the Royals mid-season. Those six wins by Bailey, match the most by an Athletic acquired in an in-season trade over the last 20 years since Jon Lester who also had 6 wins in 2014.

  • @Athletics • 14h

    Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: Liam Hendriks sets A's relief pitcher strikeout record

    Thread: Okay so this was posted yesterday and I thought it was interesting. Using just 8 of Marcus Semien's "standard" stats, you can narrow down all of baseball history to a list of just him and 4 other player seasons. How common is this? @MikeSelleck pic.twitter.com/rpEHw69KaS

    -- Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) September 17, 2019 Hendriks's 2019 might be even more impressive than Treinen's 2018...

    Thread: Okay so this was posted yesterday and I thought it was interesting. Using just 8 of Marcus Semien's "standard" stats, you can narrow down all of baseball history to a list of just him and 4 other player seasons. How common is this? @MikeSelleck pic.twitter.com/rpEHw69KaS

    -- Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) September 17, 2019 Hendriks's 2019 might be even more impressive than Treinen's 2018...

  • @Athletics • 16h

    San Jose Mercury News: A's scratch out two runs in seventh to beat the Kansas City Royals

    OAKLAND -- The A's spent six innings trying to defrost their bats as they had registered just one hit and zero runs as the seventh inning approached.

    With three hits and two runs in the seventh their bats finally came to life as the A's (91-61) topped the visiting Kansas City Royals (56-96) 2-1 at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. By squaring the series at 1-1 in front of a crowd of 14,992, the A's kept their perch on top of the AL wild-card race, ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland. If the A's finish first in the wild card race, they would host the wild-card game for the first time.

    OAKLAND -- The A's spent six innings trying to defrost their bats as they had registered just one hit and zero runs as the seventh inning approached.

    With three hits and two runs in the seventh their bats finally came to life as the A's (91-61) topped the visiting Kansas City Royals (56-96) 2-1 at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. By squaring the series at 1-1 in front of a crowd of 14,992, the A's kept their perch on top of the AL wild-card race, ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland. If the A's finish first in the wild card race, they would host the wild-card game for the first time.

  • @Athletics • 17h

    Athletics Nation: Game #152: Olson's Moon Shot, Brown's Double and Hendriks' Electric Bounce-Back Save Lead A's to 2-1 Win

    I was assured tonight when I took over this game thread (on the heels of last night's debacle) that the A's have only lost one Tuesday since the All Star Break and it wasn't a lie; the A's managed just four hits over the entire night, and still came away with the win, thanks to one of the most monstrous home runs at the Coliseum by (who else?) Matt Olson, a hit by pitch by (who else?) Mark Canha, a clutch RBI-double by (who else?) Seth Brown, and a save that gave (who else?) Liam Hendriks the most strikeouts by an A's reliever in a single season, 116, in a dominant, lights-out, much-needed, no-drama ninth inning that sealed the tough victory tonight behind Brett Anderson's terrific start and Puk and Soria's amazing bullpen work.

    I was assured tonight when I took over this game thread (on the heels of last night's debacle) that the A's have only lost one Tuesday since the All Star Break and it wasn't a lie; the A's managed just four hits over the entire night, and still came away with the win, thanks to one of the most monstrous home runs at the Coliseum by (who else?) Matt Olson, a hit by pitch by (who else?) Mark Canha, a clutch RBI-double by (who else?) Seth Brown, and a save that gave (who else?) Liam Hendriks the most strikeouts by an A's reliever in a single season, 116, in a dominant, lights-out, much-needed, no-drama ninth inning that sealed the tough victory tonight behind Brett Anderson's terrific start and Puk and Soria's amazing bullpen work.

  • @Athletics • 20h

    San Jose Mercury News: Takeaways from A's 2-1 win over Kansas City Royals

    OAKLAND -- The A's were left scratching their heads after six innings as Kansas City starting pitcher Jorge Lopez stifled the Oakland's offense by limiting them to just two hits and no runs.

    With one swing to lead off the seventh inning, however, A's first baseman Matt Olson sparked Oakland's bats.

    "Massive," A's manager Bob Melvin said when asked about Olson's 450-foot blast to center field. "It inspired [the offense].

    OAKLAND -- The A's were left scratching their heads after six innings as Kansas City starting pitcher Jorge Lopez stifled the Oakland's offense by limiting them to just two hits and no runs.

    With one swing to lead off the seventh inning, however, A's first baseman Matt Olson sparked Oakland's bats.

    "Massive," A's manager Bob Melvin said when asked about Olson's 450-foot blast to center field. "It inspired [the offense].

  • @Athletics • 24h

    San Jose Mercury News: A's expect Mike Fiers to make next start Friday against Texas Rangers

    OAKLAND -- After undergoing a series of tests, including an MRI, on the right forearm and hand that forced him out of his most recent start, A's ace Mike Fiers threw a pregame bullpen session Tuesday, giving hope that he'll be available for his next expected start on Friday against Texas.

    While Fiers' bizarre facial hair, which drew comparisons to a cat's tail, gave his team a chuckle on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, watching the starting pitcher leave Oakland's 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers after experiencing numbness in his hand and fingers drew concern in regards to his status moving forward.

    OAKLAND -- After undergoing a series of tests, including an MRI, on the right forearm and hand that forced him out of his most recent start, A's ace Mike Fiers threw a pregame bullpen session Tuesday, giving hope that he'll be available for his next expected start on Friday against Texas.

    While Fiers' bizarre facial hair, which drew comparisons to a cat's tail, gave his team a chuckle on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, watching the starting pitcher leave Oakland's 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers after experiencing numbness in his hand and fingers drew concern in regards to his status moving forward.

  • @Athletics • 1d
    MLB

    Athletics Nation: Game Thread #152: Athletics vs. Royals

    Good evening and welcome to one of the most exciting playoff races in recent memory, as the A's are trying to hang on to the first Wild Card spot and host a Wild Card game two weeks from tomorrow. Games like last night are not helping the cause and here's to getting back on the winning track tonight.

    I am baseballgirl and I will be hosting this Tuesday thread, bringing you every pitch, every triumph, and hopefully, we will all be singing Celebration very soon.

    Brett Anderson will take on the Royals' Jorge Lopez tonight. Here are your lineups:

    LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

    Good evening and welcome to one of the most exciting playoff races in recent memory, as the A's are trying to hang on to the first Wild Card spot and host a Wild Card game two weeks from tomorrow. Games like last night are not helping the cause and here's to getting back on the winning track tonight.

    I am baseballgirl and I will be hosting this Tuesday thread, bringing you every pitch, every triumph, and hopefully, we will all be singing Celebration very soon.

    Brett Anderson will take on the Royals' Jorge Lopez tonight. Here are your lineups:

    LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

  • @Athletics • 1d

    Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: A's righty Mike Fiers (nerve irritation) could make next start

    Not sure if this has been tweeted yet but

    Diamondbacks are the second team in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to win a game without hitting a single, double, homer, or drawing a walk. (Also Rays in 2014.)-- Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) September 15, 2019

    This is what a rough season looks like...

    now that all the call-ups have played, the book is likely closed on the new MLB record for most different players used in a season:

    67 -- 2019 Mariners

    here are all 67 and when they each first appeared with Seattle this season: pic.

    Not sure if this has been tweeted yet but

    Diamondbacks are the second team in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to win a game without hitting a single, double, homer, or drawing a walk. (Also Rays in 2014.)-- Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) September 15, 2019

    This is what a rough season looks like...

    now that all the call-ups have played, the book is likely closed on the new MLB record for most different players used in a season:

    67 -- 2019 Mariners

    here are all 67 and when they each first appeared with Seattle this season: pic.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    Athletics Nation: Marcus Semien one of MLB's best hitters in second half

    Before the season, If I'd asked you which player would lead the A's in WAR, the answer would have undoubtedly been Matt Chapman. He led the way by far last year, exceeding 8 bWAR and 6 fWAR, and indeed he's mostly repeating that performance. He's posting another strong season at the plate and league-leading defensive metrics in the field, placing him in the top dozen in MLB on each WAR scale.

    But Chapman does not have the highest mark on the A's this year. That honor currently belongs to Marcus Semien. And again, it's not because Chapman got worse -- Semien has simply been incredible.

    Before the season, If I'd asked you which player would lead the A's in WAR, the answer would have undoubtedly been Matt Chapman. He led the way by far last year, exceeding 8 bWAR and 6 fWAR, and indeed he's mostly repeating that performance. He's posting another strong season at the plate and league-leading defensive metrics in the field, placing him in the top dozen in MLB on each WAR scale.

    But Chapman does not have the highest mark on the A's this year. That honor currently belongs to Marcus Semien. And again, it's not because Chapman got worse -- Semien has simply been incredible.

  • @Athletics • 1d
    MLB

    San Jose Mercury News: Athletics see six-game win streak snapped by Royals

    OAKLAND -- The A's gave one away Monday night.

    Their six-game win streak ended when the Kansas City Royals -- losers of 95 games this season -- scored two runs in the ninth off closer Liam Hendricks for a 6-5 win in front of 12,902 fans at the Coliseum.

    The A's, beginning their final homestand of the regular season, took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth.

    The Royals drew when No. 9 hitter Brett Phillips, who entered the game batting .163 with one home run, deposited a 2-0 pitch from Hendricks over the right-field fence.

    OAKLAND -- The A's gave one away Monday night.

    Their six-game win streak ended when the Kansas City Royals -- losers of 95 games this season -- scored two runs in the ninth off closer Liam Hendricks for a 6-5 win in front of 12,902 fans at the Coliseum.

    The A's, beginning their final homestand of the regular season, took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth.

    The Royals drew when No. 9 hitter Brett Phillips, who entered the game batting .163 with one home run, deposited a 2-0 pitch from Hendricks over the right-field fence.

  • @Athletics • 1d

    San Jose Mercury News: Takeaways from A's disappointing loss to Royals; six-game win streak snapped

    OAKLAND -- After six straight road wins, things fell apart a bit for the A's in their return home Monday night.

    Starter Tanner Roark struggled through a 110-pitch outing, center fielder Ramon Laureano made a critical error in the ninth inning and Liam Hendriks couldn't close out what appeared to be a win.

    "We're not going to score 10 runs every game," Roark said after the 6-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals, losers of 95 games this season. "There's grinder games and they came out on top."

    The A's seemingly had the game in hand when Khris Davis singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

    OAKLAND -- After six straight road wins, things fell apart a bit for the A's in their return home Monday night.

    Starter Tanner Roark struggled through a 110-pitch outing, center fielder Ramon Laureano made a critical error in the ninth inning and Liam Hendriks couldn't close out what appeared to be a win.

    "We're not going to score 10 runs every game," Roark said after the 6-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals, losers of 95 games this season. "There's grinder games and they came out on top."

    The A's seemingly had the game in hand when Khris Davis singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.

  • @Athletics • 2d

    Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: Timetable unclear for A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty

    A's rookie Sean Murphy caught the speedy Adalberto Mondesi stealing second with an 87.4 mph throw. It's the fastest throw Statcast has ever tracked from an A's catcher (since 2015).

    Murphy's 1.91 second pop time was well below the MLB average (2.01).-- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) September 17, 2019

    This A's team seems to have fantastic chemistry...

    A's rookie Sean Murphy caught the speedy Adalberto Mondesi stealing second with an 87.4 mph throw. It's the fastest throw Statcast has ever tracked from an A's catcher (since 2015).

    Murphy's 1.91 second pop time was well below the MLB average (2.01).-- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) September 17, 2019

    This A's team seems to have fantastic chemistry...

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