OAKLAND ATHLETICS NOTES:
ABOUT THE A’S: The A’s won two of three at Kansas City to start the road trip for their first series win of the season…the season-opening streak of 10 consecutive series losses was the longest in Athletics history (previous: 5 in 1935, 1946 and 1951) and second longest at any point of the season in Oakland history to the record of 11 (July 11-August 20, 2008)…won consecutive games on Friday and Saturday for the first time this year…are 3-4 over the last seven games but are 6-24 over the last 30…are 8-27 (.229) overall, which is the second worst record in the majors (Royals, 9-26/.257)…it is the worst record in Athletics history after 35 games and tied for the 10th worst by an AL, NL or FL team since 1901… it is the worst since the 2018 Reds and Orioles both started the year 8-27.
OFFENSE: The A’s are batting .252 (107-for-443) with 62 runs scored over the last 13 games (4.8 runs per game) after hitting .223 with 75 runs scored over the first 22 contests (3.4 runs per game)…overall, have the sixth lowest batting average in the majors (.230), seventh lowest slugging percentage (.375), eighth lowest OPS (.685) and ninth lowest on-base percentage (.310)…have the fifth most strikeouts (325) and the sixth fewest runs scored (137)…have the most hit by pitches (24) and sacrifice hits (9)…A’s pinch hitters are 8-for-27 (.296) with seven walks…lead the majors in pinch walks and rank third in pinch hits.
PITCHING: The A’s have compiled a 4.63 ERA (37 er in 72.0 ip) over the last eight games after logging an 8.05 ERA over the first 27 contests…have a 7.25 ERA for the season, which is more than 1½ earned runs higher than the next closest team (Royals, 5.66)…have allowed 261 runs for the season, which is fifth most by any AL, NL or FL team over its first 34 games since 1901 and the most since the 1996 Tigers allowed 267…they are the most by an A’s team over any 35-game stretch since the Philadelphia A’s allowed 261 from Sept. 28, 1940-May 20, 1941…have the highest opponents OPS (.883), batting average (.288), on-base percentage (.386) and slugging percentage (.497) in the majors…lead the majors in most walks (180) and wild pitches (21), are tied for the most home runs (58) and hit batters (27) and have the third fewest strikeouts (257)…opponents are 20-for-44 (.455) with eight walks, two hit by pitches and four grand slams with the bases loaded…the walks and grand slams are the most in the majors and the hit by pitches are tied for the most.
STARTING PITCHING: A’s starting pitchers are 2-2 with a 4.12 ERA (20 er in 43.2 ip) over the last eight games…the wins came on Friday and Saturday at Kansas City and were the first wins by an A’s starting pitcher this year…went 0-16 over the first 32 games, which was the longest season-opening streak of consecutive games without a win by a starting pitcher in Major League history according to the Elias Sports Bureau (previous: Pirates, 27 in 2022)…it was the longest at any point in a season in Athletics history…starters are now 2-17 with a 7.70 ERA for the season…the ERA is the highest in the majors (Reds, 6.40) and no other team has fewer than five wins from its starters…have the fourth fewest
innings pitched (168.1).
THE BULLPEN: The A’s bullpen has compiled a 6.70 ERA, which is the highest in the majors (White Sox, 6.00)…picked up the save on Saturday after blowing each of its previous four save opportunities…is 4-for-13 (30.8%) for the season…is tied with the Cardinals for the fewest saves, most blown save and lowest save percentage in the majors…has allowed 33-of-72 (45.8%) inherited runners to score, which is the third highest percentage…has 139.2 innings pitched, which is third most.
ON THE BASES: The A’s have stolen a base in each of the last six games (nine stolen bases total), which matches the longest such streak by an A’s team over the last 11 years…the last longer streak was a seven-game streak from July 18- 25, 2012…are 38-for-45 (84.4%) in stolen base attempts for the season…rank second in the majors in stolen bases, tied for second in attempts and fourth in stolen base percentage…the 38 steals are the most by an A’s team over the first 35 games since 1991 (39)…have thrown out 11 attempted base stealers over the last 19 games and have 13 caught stealings for the season, which is the most in the majors (Rockies and Nationals, 11)…however, opponents have 31 stolen bases, which is fifth most.
HOME AND AWAY: The A’s are 2-1 on this six-game road trip to Kansas City (2-1) and New York-AL (three games)…went 2-5 on the last road trip to Texas (1-2) and Los Angeles-AL (1-3) and are 5-12 (.294) on the road, which is the second worst road record in the majors (Reds, 4-12/.250)…return home following the game Wednesday for a seven-game homestand against Texas (four games) and Arizona (three games)…went 1-5 on the last homestand against Cincinnati (1-2) and Seattle (0-3) and are 3-15 (.167) at home, which is the second lowest home winning percentage in the majors (Royals, 3-16/.158)…have compiled a 6.13 ERA at home compared to 8.56 (135 er in 142.0 ip) on the road…are hitting .213 with 56 runs in 18 home games (3.1 runs per game) compared to .247 (143-for-578) with 81 runs in 17 road games (4.8 runs per game).
NIGHT AND DAY: The A’s are 7-13 (.350) in night games and 1-14 (.067) during the day…lost each of their first 12 day games, which fell one short of the Oakland record for consecutive losses in day games…are batting .264 (183-for-692) with 98 runs in 20 night games (4.9 runs per game), .180 (86-for-478) with 39 runs in 15 day games (2.6 runs per game)…have the lowest day batting average in the majors and the fifth best night batting average.
RUN DIFFERENTIAL: Six of the A’s eight wins have been by one run (the other two were by four) and Oakland is 6-7 (.462) in one-run games…are tied for third in the majors in one-run games (13), tied for fifth in losses and tied for seventh in wins…however, have lost six games by 10 or more runs, which matches the A’s combined total from the previous four seasons and is the most since 2008 when they had eight such losses…have a run differential of -124, which is the lowest by an AL, NL or FL team over the first 35 games of the season since 1901 (previous: -108 by the 1932 Red Sox)…it is the lowest by an A’s team over any 35-game stretch since the Philadelphia A’s posted a mark of -126 from Sept. 15, 1940-May 3, 1941.
NO-HITTER SEASON: Today marks the 55th anniversary of Catfish Hunter’s perfect game on May 8, 1968 and tomorrow marks 13 years since Dallas Braden’s Mother’s Day perfect game on May 9, 2010…yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Mike Fiers’ lights-out no-hitter on May 7, 2019…the A’s have not been no-hit since July 13, 1991 for a streak of 4,964 games with one or more hits… that is the longest active streak in the majors and is third longest in American League history…the second longest streak belongs to the Yankees (5026, Sept. 21, 1958-July 8, 1990) and the streak would need to last another three years before breaking the record set of 5,550 set by the Royals from May 16, 1973 to May 18, 2008.
THIS AND THAT: The A’s have scored the winning run in their final at bat five times…are 1-4 in extra inning games…have the second most extra inning losses and are tied for fourth in games (5)…have committed 23 errors, which is tied for fifth most in the majors…have three outfield assists in the last nine games and eight for the season, which is second most in the majors (Royals, 9)…currently have nine players on the injured list, including six pitchers…have used the IL 12 times overall, including eight times by pitchers…have an average time of game of 2:49, which is the longest in the majors by three minutes…however, have not averaged under 2:53 per game since 2010 (2:43)…went 5-23 (.179) in April and set a Major League record for most losses in April…the 23 losses are second most in any month in Oakland history (24 in June, 1979)…compiled a 7.97 ERA, which was the second highest ERA by an American League or National League team in any month of 15 or more games since the earned run became an official stat (1912 in NL, 1913 in AL).
A’S VS. YANKEES
• The A’s lost the season series last year for the second consecutive season…it is the first time the A’s have lost back-to-back season series to New York since dropping four straight from 2008-11.
• Went 0-3 at New York last year, marking the first time the A’s went winless at Yankee Stadium since 2010…now have a five-game losing streak here, which is their longest at Yankee Stadium since dropping six straight from July 26, 2009-July 22-2011.
• Are 20-20 against the Yankees dating back to 2016, which includes 7-11 at New York and 13-9 in Oakland.
Year Home Road Totals
2023 0-0 0-0 0-0
2022 2-2 0-3 2-5
Oakland History: 259-292
at the Coliseum: 145-132
at Yankee Stadium: 17-29
Ryan Noda leads Major League rookies in on-base percentage (.411), ranks second in walks (21) and fifth in OPS (.875) and runs (21)…Brent Rooker leads the majors in OPS (1.126) and slugging percentage (.692), ranks fifth in on-base percentage (.434) and tied for fifth in home runs (10)…Esteury Ruiz leads ML rookies in stolen bases (16) and hit by pitches (9), is tied for the lead in hits (36), tied for third in doubles (8) and ranks fourth in RBI (16).
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: JP Sears (0-2, 5.06 ERA)’
FOR STARTERS: Is scheduled to make his seventh start of the season…is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA (5 er in 16.2 ip) in three starts in Oakland and 0-2 with a 7.63 (13 er in 15.1 ip) ERA in three starts on the road…is in his second season in the majors and is on his second consecutive Opening Day roster.
OPPONENTS BATTING: Has a .221 (21-for-95) opponents batting average against right-handed hitters compared to .360 (9-for-25) against left-handers…however, has allowed 10 of his 11 extra base hits to righties for a .484 slugging percentage (.400 vs. lefties)…has yielded 27 of his 31 career extra base hits to righties, including all 15 of his home runs…has a .306 (15-for-49) batting average the first time through the order, .229 (11-for-48) the second time and .174 (4-for-23) the third time…has not allowed a hit to the opponents number eight hitter (0-for-11).
THIS AND THAT: Did not allow a home run in his last start after surrendering at least one in each of his first six starts…has allowed seven home runs in 32.0 innings (1.97 per nine innings)…has walked two batters or fewer in each of his six starts and has eight for the season (2.25 per nine innings)…has a 6.50 ERA (13 er in 18.0 ip) and .292 (21-for-72) opponents batting average over innings 1-3, a 3.21 ERA (5 er in 14.0 ip) and .188 (9-for-48) opponents average from the fourth inning on
FIRST START: He had a no decision in the A’s 4-3 win over Cleveland on April 4 in Oakland…tossed 4.2 innings and allowed a career-high tying eight hits… yielded two runs in the second inning, including an Arias solo home run… also allowed a RBI double to Ramirez with two outs in the fifth and was relieved by Jackson with the A’s trailing 3-2…Oakland tied the game in the sixth and won it on a Tony Kemp walk-off single.
SECOND START: He was the losing pitcher in the A’s 5-1 loss at Baltimore on April 10…the A’s scored a run in the top of the first but he allowed a two-run home run to Mouncastle in the bottom of the first…also surrendered a solo home run to Rutschman in the fourth and was relieved by Familia to start the sixth with the A’s trailing 3-1.
THIRD START: He had a no decision in the A’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to New York (NL) on April 16 in Oakland…allowed solo home runs to Pham in the second and Lindor in the sixth…was relieved by Lovelady to start the seventh with the A’s trailing 2-1 but Oakland scored twice in the eighth to get him off the hook…the Mets single runs in the ninth and 10th for the win.
FOURTH START: He had a no decision in the A’s 6-4 win at Texas on April 27…struck out a career-high 11 batters in a career-high tying 6.0 innings… allowed four runs in the first on a Garcia RBI single and a Heim three-run home run…then blanked the Rangers on two hits over his final five innings… the A’s came back to tie the game with one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth and he was relieved by Smith to start the seventh with the score tied 4-4.
FIFTH START: He was the losing pitcher in the A’s 8-7 loss at Los Angeles (AL) on April 27…matched his career high in runs (6)…allowed five runs in the third inning on an Ohtani RBI double, a Renfro sacrifice fly and a Drury three home run…the A’s came back to tie the game with a five-run fourth and he was relieved by Smith with one out and a runner on first in the fifth inning… Smith allowed that runner to score for the loss.
LAST START: He had a no decision in the A’s 7-2, 10-inning loss to Seattle last Wednesday in Oakland…tossed a career-high tying 6.0 innings and did not allow a run…retired the side in order just once as he scattered four hits and two walks…left with a 2-0 lead but the pen allowed one run in the seventh and one more in the ninth.
NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees begin a seven-game homestand tonight with the first game of a three-game set vs. Oakland (through Wed.)…will also play a four-game set vs. Tampa Bay (Thurs.-Sun.)…went 1-2 on their three-game road trip this past weekend at Tampa Bay.
Have won or split seven of their 11 series this season (going 6-4-1).
Are in a 17-day stretch without an off day (5/5-21)…are also in a 34-day stretch with just one off day (4/18- 5/21).
Each of the Yankees’ last three wins have been come-from-behind wins.
YESTERDAY’S NEWS: The Yankees fell to the Rays, 8-7, in 10 innings on Sunday at Tropicana Field…RHP Gerrit Cole (5.0IP, 8H, 6R/5ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR) did not record a decision after allowing a season-high 6R/5ER…DH Anthony Rizzo (1-for-3, 1R, 1HR, 1RBI, 3BB) hit a go-ahead solo HR in the third inning and recorded a season-high 3BB…CF Harrison Bader (3-for-5, 3R, 1 triple, 1HR, 2RBI) recorded a season-high 3H, hitting a two-run HR in the third inning, a triple in the fifth inning and a single in the seventh…LF Aaron Hicks (1-for-4, 1R, 1 double, 1RBI, 1BB) picked up his first extra-base hit of the season with an RBI double in the fourth inning…2B Gleyber Torres (2-for-6, 1 double, 1RBI) hit an RBI double in the fourth inning…3B Oswaldo Caberera (2-for-3, 1 double, 1RBI, 1BB, 1SF) reached base a season-high tying three times and drove in a run in the fifth inning with a sac fly…1B DJ LeMahieu (2-for-5, 1R) extended his hitting streak to six games…RHP Jimmy Cordero (1.0IP, 1ER, 1BB, 1K, 1WP) allowed a go-ahead run in the sixth inning…RHP Clay Holmes (1.0IP, 2K), LHP Wandy Peralta (1.0IP, 2K) and RHP Michael King (1.0IP, 1H, 3K) were all scoreless in relief…RHP Albert Abreu (0.1IP, 1H, 1R/0ER) recorded his first loss of the season after allowing a “walk-off” single to Isaac Paredes in the 10th inning.
NOBODY BEATS THE RIZZ: INF Anthony Rizzo hit a solo HR in the third inning and recorded a season-high 3BB on Sunday at Tampa Bay…is batting .291 (30-for-103) with 14R, 4 doubles, 5HR, 11RBI, 9BB and 4HP in his last 27 games (since 4/9).
Has reached base in 10 of his last 11 games and 29 of his first 34 games this season.
Has reached base in 17-of-18 games at home this season, batting .344/.434/.625 (22-for-64) with 9R, 3 doubles, 5HR, 10RBI, 8BB and 3HP in those games.
LEMACHINE: INF DJ LeMahieu is batting .391/.440/.435 (9- for-23) with 3R, 1 double, 3RBI and 2BB over his six-game hitting streak (since 5/1).
Has reached base in each of his last seven games, reaching base in 12-of-28 plate appearances (9H, 3BB) over that span (.429 OBP).
Is hitting .310/.375/.517 (18-for-58) with 9R, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR, 9RBI, 4BB and 2HP in 16 games at home this season.
MAGIC EIGHT BALL: Yankees batters have recorded at least 8H in each of their last five games and six of their last seven games.
HOME SWEET HOME: The Yankees have won or split five of their six series at home this season (going 4-1-1)…are 7-4 in their last 11 home games (since 4/15).
Yankees batters have hit 28HR in 19 games at home this year, tied for the fourth-most by a team at home this season.
GLEYBER DAY: INF Gleyber Torres has reached base safely in 13 of his last 16 games…has hit safely in six of his last seven games.
ON A ROLL: OF Willie Calhoun has hit .333/.382/.533 (10-for-30) with 3R, 2HR, 5RBI, 3BB and 1SF in his last nine starts (since 4/25)…has reached base in 13-of-15 starts this season.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: INF Anthony Volpe has reached base in 10 of his last 12 starts (since 4/24) and 20 of his last 23 starts (since 4/12).
DARTH BADER: OF Harrison Bader recorded 3H on Sunday at Tampa Bay, his most in a game since 6/18/22 at Boston with St. Louis (also 3H)…matched his second-most hits in a game in his career, trailing only a career-high 4H on 9/25/21 at Chicago-NL with St. Louis…hit a two-run HR in the third inning, a triple in the fifth inning and a single in the seventh inning.
In his first five games this season, has hit .389/.389/.833 (7-for-18) with 4R, 1 triple, 2HR and 7RBI.
Has 2HR in his last three games…including the postseason, has hit 7HR in his last 14 games (since 2022 ALDS Game 1 on 10/11/22).
Drove in seven of the Yankees’ 14R during their three-game set at Tampa Bay this past weekend.
Has driven in multiple runs in a career-high three straight games (previous: 2G, four times).
As a Yankee (since 9/20/22), has hit .474/.450/.737 (9-for19) with 2 doubles, 1HR and 14RBI with RISP.
CLOSE CALLS: Each of the Yankees’ last four games and five of their last six games have been decided by one run.
Eleven of the Yankees’ 17 losses this year have been decided by 3R-or-fewer and eight of those losses have been decided by 2R-or-fewer…six have been by one run, including each of their last three losses.
WHAT A RELIEF: Yankees relievers have posted a 2.64 ERA (129.1IP, 38ER) this season, the lowest ERA in the Majors (next: Seattle-2.95)…have also posted a Major League-best .200 opponents’ BA, rank second in opponents’ OPS (.613), third in WHIP (1.14) and fourth in HR/9.0IP (0.63), opponents’ OBP (.296) and opponents’ SLG (.318).
Have allowed just 1HR in their last 11 games (36.1IP) since 4/26.
KING OF THE HILL: RHP Michael King has recorded two saves with a 0.49 ERA (18.1IP, 1ER) and 21K over his last 10 appearances (since 4/4).
Has recorded at least four outs in 10 of his 11 appearances this season.
Nine of his 11 appearances have been scoreless.
Has not allowed a HR in 20.0 innings this season, the third-most innings among Major League relievers who have not surrendered a HR this year.
His 24K are tied for the fourth-most among AL relievers this season and tied for seventh-most in the Majors.
ON A ROLL: RHP Ian Hamilton has gone 1-0 with one save and a 0.68 ERA (13.1IP, 1ER) and 14K over his last nine games (since 4/13)…has held opponents to a .095/.174/.119 (4-for42) slash line over that span.
Has not allowed a HR in 19.0 innings this season, tied for the fourth-most innings among Major League relievers who have not surrendered a HR this year.
HOME COOKING: LHP Nestor Cortes has allowed 3R-oreach of his last 25 starts at home (since 7/4/21-G2), the longest such streak by a Yankees starting pitcher in franchise history (next: Domingo Germán-16GS from 4/1/19- 6/6/21)…is the longest streak in the Majors (excluding openers) since Lance McCullers Jr. recorded a 27-start streak from 5/18/15-6/30/17 (Ryne Stanek had a 30-start streak as an opener from 5/26/18-7/3/19).
Has gone 9-2 with a 2.25 ERA (152.0IP, 38ER), 159K and a .186 (100-for-537) opponents’ BA in 30 home games (25 starts) since 2021…his 2.25 ERA at Yankee Stadium is the fifth-lowest in the Majors among any pitcher at a single ballpark since 2021 (min. 100.0IP), trailing only Shohei Ohtani’s 1.92 ERA at Angel Stadium, Sandy Alcantara’s 2.11 ERA at loanDepot Park, Brandon Woodruff’s 2.12 ERA at American Family Field and Tony Gonsolin’s 2.15 \ERA at Dodger Stadium.
FAST AND FURIOUS: Yankees baserunners have recorded 6SB in their last five games…their 29SB this season are the fifth-most in the AL and match their most through their first 35 games of a season in the last 22 years since 2002 (also had 29SB in 2010)…the last time they recorded more was when they stole 42 bases through their first 35G in 2001.
TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHER: LHP NESTOR CORTES (3-2, 4.91 ERA)
LHP Nestor Cortes will make his seventh start of the season in tonight’s game vs. Oakland…the 28-year-old will make the start on extended seven days’ rest due to illness…made his last start on 4/30 at Texas, taking his second loss of the season after allowing a season high 7R over 4.2IP (5H, 4BB, 7K, 3HR)…tied his career high in HR allowed and walks allowed…has allowed 11R in his last two starts after allowing 8R in his first four starts combined…according to Elias, his 2.44 ERA in 2022 was the third-lowest by a Yankees pitcher in a single season in the Divisional Era since 1969 (min. 25 games started), trailing only Ron Guidry’s 1.74 ERA in 1978 and Steve Jack Kline’s 2.40 ERA in 1972…was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 12/10/20…was originally selected by the Yankees in the 36th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft…was selected by the Baltimore Orioles from the Yankees in the 2017 Rule 5 Draft and returned to the Yankees on 4/13/18… was acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Yankees in exchange for international bonus pool money on 11/25/19…over parts of five Major League seasons, has played with Baltimore (2018), the Yankees (2019, ’21-22) and Seattle (2020).
LAST TIME OUT: Made his last start on 4/30 at Texas, taking his second loss of the season after allowing a season high 7R over 4.2IP (5H, 4BB, 7K, 3HR)…tied his career high in HR allowed and walks allowed.
Has allowed 11R in his last two starts after allowing 8R in his first four starts combined.
Has recorded back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.
IN A GROOVE: Had his streak of 3ER-or-fewer allowed snapped after his start on 4/30…his 17 start streak was tied with Spud Chandler (17GS from 7/7/43-4/22/44) and Bob Shawkey (17GS from 6/15-9/18/1917) for the fourth-longest by a Yankees pitcher since 1913 (when ER became an official stat)…over his last 18 starts, has gone 8-3 with a 2.98 ERA (102.2IP, 34ER) in that span…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 16 of those starts, 2R-or-fewer in 13 of those starts ad 1R-or-fewer in eight of those starts…has tossed at least 7.0IP in four of those starts and 6.0IP-or-more in nine of those starts.
Has allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine of his last 12 starts (since 8/21/22), going 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA (66.1IP, 23ER) and 70K over that stretch.
Has tossed at least 5.0IP with 2R-or-fewer allowed in seven of his last 10 starts (since 9/14/22)…the Yankees are 7-3 in those starts.
NASTY NESTOR: Has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 42-of-48 starts since the beginning of 2021 and 2R-or-fewer in 35 of those starts…in 56 appearances (48 starts) since the beginning of 2021, has gone 17-9 with a 2.88 ERA (284.1IP, 91ER), 301K and a .204 (213-for-1,042) opponents’ BA…his 2.88 ERA in that span is the fifth-lowest in the AL (min. 200.0IP), trailing only Shohei Ohtani (2.68 ERA), Drew Rasmussen (2.78 ERA), Shane McClanahan (2.81 ERA) and Alek Manoah (2.82 ERA)…his 1.00 WHIP in that span is the second-lowest in the AL and sixth-lowest in the Majors…his .204 opponents’ BA in that span is the fifth-lowest in the AL and the ninth-lowest in the Majors over that span (min. 200.0IP).
Allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine consecutive starts from 8/21/22-4/14/23…matched the longest such streak by a Yankees starting pitcher in franchise history (excludes Chad Green’s 12-start streak as an opener from 6/11/17-8/12/19-G2)…in addition to Cortes’ other nine-start streak from 9/25/21-5/15/22, Luis Severino (9/12/18-4/20/22), Michael Pineda (4/5-9/5/14) and Art Ditmar (7/26-9/9/59) also recorded nine-start streaks…was 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA (50.2IP, 10ER) in that span.
Allowed 3R-or-fewer in 16 straight starts from 7/14/22-4/20/23, tied with Luis Severino (16GS from 4/16-7/7/18) for the third-longest such streak in franchise history…trailed only Russ Ford (20GS from 8/9/1910-G2-5/27/1911-G2) and his own 19-start streak (8/15/21-6/2/22-G1)…went gone 8-1 with a 2.32 ERA (93.0IP, 24ER) in that span…tossed at least 7.0IP in four of those starts and 6.0IP-or-more in nine of those starts.
Allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 17 consecutive starts (7/14/22-4/25/23), tied with Spud Chandler (17GS from 7/7/43-4/22/44) and Bob Shawkey (17GS from 6/15-9/18/1917) for the fourth-longest by a Yankees pitcher since 1913 (when ER became an official stat).
Since the beginning of 2022, has gone 15-6 with a 2.87 ERA (191.1IP, 61ER) and 198K…among Major League pitchers in that span, ranks sixth in opponents’ OBP (.252, third in AL) and WHIP (0.97, fourth in AL), eighth in opponents’ BA (.198, sixth in AL) and 10th in opponents’ OPS (.592, fifth in AL).
Over his last 43 starts since 8/15/21, has gone 17-8 with a 2.91 ERA (241.0IP, 78ER), 255K and a .204 (180-for-884) opponents’ BA…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 38 of those 43 starts, including 2R-or-fewer in 31 of those starts…his 2.91 ERA over that span is the fifth-lowest in the AL (min. 200.0IP).
VS. OAKLAND/AL WEST: Will make his fifth career appearance (second start) vs. the Athletics tonight…is 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA (12.1IP, 6ER) and 14K in his career vs. Oakland.
Made his last appearance vs. the A’s on 8/28/21, taking the loss after allowing 3ER over 5.1IP at Oakland Coliseum (4H, 3BB, 4K, 1HR).
Has made two career appearances vs. Oakland in the Bronx (all in relief), posting a 3.60 ERA (5.0IP, 2ER) and 7K.
Is 3-3 with a 5.51 ERA (80.0IP, 49ER) and 90K in 25 career appearances (11 starts) vs. AL West opponents.
HOME SWEET HOME: In 25 career starts at Yankee Stadium, is 9-2 with a 2.41 ERA (141.2IP, 38ER), 143K and a .191 opponents’ BA (96-for-503)…has allowed 3R-or-fewer in each of his last 25 starts at home as a Yankee (since 7/4/21-G2), the longest such streak by a Yankees starting pitcher in franchise history (next: Domingo Germán – 16GS from 4/1/19-6/6/21)…is the longest streak in the Majors (excluding openers) since Lance McCullers Jr. recorded a 27-start streak from 5/18/15-6/30/17 (Ryne Stanek had a 30-start streak from 5/26/18- 7/3/19)…has allowed 2R-or-fewer in 20 of those 25 starts and has tossed at least 5.0IP with 3R-or-fewer in each of his last six home starts.
Has gone 9-2 with a 2.25 ERA (152.0IP, 38ER), 159K and a .186 (100-for-537) opponents’ BA in 30 home games (25 starts) since 2021…his 2.25 ERA at Yankee Stadium is the fifth-lowest in the Majors among any pitcher at a single ballpark since 2021 (min. 100.0IP), trailing only Los Angeles-AL’s Shohei Ohtani (1.92 ERA at Angel Stadium), Miami’s Sandy Alcantara (2.11 ERA at loanDepot Park), Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff (2.12 ERA at American Family Field) and Los Angeles-NL’s Tony Gonsolin (2.15 ERA at Dodger Stadium).
LEFT OUT TO DRY: Left-handed batters are hitting .130/.200/.304 (3-for-23) against him this season.
Lefties hit just .110/.180/.159 (9-for-82) against him in 2022…among left-handed pitchers vs. left-handed batters (min. 65BF), owned the lowest OPS (.338), ranked second in opponents’ batting average (second in AL), OBP (first in AL) and third in opponents’ SLG (second in AL).
Has retired 20-of-25 left-handed batters faced this season (3H, 2BB, 5K).
2023: Is 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA (33.0IP, 30H, 19R/18ER, 9BB, 35K, 6HR, 3HP) in six starts this season.
Has allowed 3R-or-fewer in four of his six starts, including 2R-or-fewer in three of those starts.
Has recorded at least 7K while tossing 6.0IP-or-more in two of his starts this season.
Has gone 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA (18.0IP, 6ER) and 17K in three home starts compared to a 1-2 record with a 7.20 ERA (15.0IP, 12ER) in three road starts this season.
Has posted a .130/.200/.304 (3-for-23) slash line vs. left-handed batters compared to a .265/.327/.500 (27-for102) slash line vs. right-handed batters.
Has allowed 0HR in three of his six starts.
Is 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA (16.0IP, 12ER), 19K and a .220 (13-for-59) opponents’ BA in day starts compared to 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA (17.0IP, 6ER), 16K and a .258 (17-for-66) opponents’ BA in night starts.