MLB Baseball: Weaver Out for Revenge Against Gray as Angels Visit Oakland

LAA Angels (+138) at Oakland Athletics (-150, 7 O/U )

Right-hander Sonny Gray is the scheduled starter for the Oakland Athletics. He has a 2-0 record in 2013 with a 2.00 ERA. Gray won his second game of the season Wednesday after allowing one run on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings against the Angels. He’s surrendered one earned run or less in three of his four starts. The A’s have gone over the total in all of his starts this year.

His opponent on the mound will be right-hander Jered Weaver. Weaver has a 5.24 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP, and is 0-2 on the season. Winless after four starts, Weaver pitched well in his past two, both no-decisions, with three earned runs allowed over 12 innings, six strikeouts and no walks. Forecasts are calling for 60° temperatures. The humidity will be around 69%. There is a small chance of precipitation.

Gray: 25 years old right-hander, 5’11” 195 pounds.
Throws: fastball (93 mph, 57%), slider (9%), cutter (26%) splitter (8%)

LAA Angels Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.94 (20)
Home Runs: 16 (12)
Batting average: 0.216 (29)
On-base percentage: 0.281 (28)
Slugging percentage: 0.35 (28)
Stolen bases: 6 (25)
Last seven games: 24 (.629 OPS)
Last 14 games: 25 (.651 OPS)
Last 28 games: 25 (.632 OPS)
Versus Righties: 26 (.593 OPS)
Versus lefties: 11 (.740 OPS)
Home: 25 (.602 OPS)
Away: 21 (.657 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 14 (.752 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 25 (.512 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 20 (.692 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 15 (.685 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 19 (.649 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 26 (.588 OPS)
First five innings: 19 (.668 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 28 (.496 OPS)

Weaver: 33 years old right-hander, 6’7” 210 pounds.
Throws: fastball (86 mph, 51%), slider (11%), cutter (19%) splitter (19%)

Oakland Athletics Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.83 (5)
Home Runs: 15 (15)
Batting average: 0.275 (4)
On-base percentage: 0.333 (5)
Slugging percentage: 0.416 (9)
Stolen bases: 11 (10)
Last seven games: 17 (.686 OPS)
Last 14 games: 12 (.727 OPS)
Last 28 games: 8 (.749 OPS)
Versus Righties: 2 (.808 OPS)
Versus lefties: 27 (.554 OPS)
Home: 6 (.779 OPS)
Away: 8 (.723 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 17 (.730 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 3 (.773 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 19 (.693 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 13 (.688 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 4 (.786 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 18 (.656 OPS)
First five innings: 6 (.783 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 11 (.680 OPS)