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2010 Oakland Athletics season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2010 Oakland Athletics
Oakland A's logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–81 (.500)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Lewis Wolff
General manager(s)Billy Beane
Manager(s)Bob Geren
Local televisionComcast SportsNet California
(Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse)
Local radioKTRB
(Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse)
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The Oakland Athletics' 2010 season was their 42nd in Oakland, California. It was also the 110th season in franchise history. The team finished second in the American League West with a record of 81-81.

The Athletics' 2010 season is remembered mainly for Dallas Braden's perfect game. Braden accomplished the feat on May 9, 2010 against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays had the league's best record at the time.

The season also saw Oakland's starting rotation improve greatly. The Athletics, led by a trio of promising young starters (Gio González, Trevor Cahill, and Brett Anderson), ultimately posted the American League's lowest earned run average in 2010. All told, the team allowed some 135 fewer runs than it did in 2009. Cahill, along with closer Andrew Bailey, would be rewarded for their strong performance with All-Star selections.

The 2010 season was the only non-losing season of manager Bob Geren's tenure. Geren would ultimately be fired midway through the Athletics' 2011 season.

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Oakland Athletics 81 81 0.500 9 47–34 34–47
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 80 82 0.494 10 43–38 37–44
Seattle Mariners 61 101 0.377 29 35–46 26–55


Game log

Legend
  Athletics win
  Athletics loss
  Postponement
Bold Athletics team member
2010 Game Log
April (12–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
1 April 5 Mariners 3–5 League (1–0) Ziegler (0–1) Aardsma (1) 30,686 1–0 [2]
2 April 6 Mariners 2–1 Ramírez (1–0) Texeira (0–1) 10,090 1–1 [3]
3 April 7 Mariners 6–5 Blevins (1–0) Lowe (0–1) 18,194 2–1 [4]
4 April 8 Mariners 6–2 Anderson (1–0) Fister (0–1) 12,464 3–1 [5]
5 April 9 @ Angels 4–10 Gonzalez (1–0) Palmer (0–1) 40,034 4–1 [6]
6 April 10 @ Angels 3–4 Rodney (1–0) Breslow (0–1) 40,249 4–2 [7]
7 April 11 @ Angels 9–4 Braden (1–0) Saunders (0–2) Ross (1) 40,601 5–2 [8]
8 April 12 @ Mariners 4–0 Duchscherer (1–0) Rowland-Smith (0–1) 45,876 6–2 [9]
9 April 13 @ Mariners 0–3 Fister (1–1) Ziegler (0–2) Aardsma (3) 18,043 6–3 [10]
10 April 14 @ Mariners 2–4 Vargas (1–1) Gaudin (0–1) Aardsma (4) 19,978 6–4 [11]
11 April 15 Orioles 6–2 Sheets (1–0) Hernandez (0–2) 17,382 7–4 [12]
12 April 16 Orioles 4–2 Braden (2–0) Millwood (0–2) Bailey (1) 12,225 8–4 [13]
13 April 17 Orioles 4–3 Blevins (2–0) Johnson (0–1) 15,072 9–4 [14]
14 April 18 Orioles 3–8 Matusz (2–0) Anderson (1–1) Johnson (1) 14,451 9–5 [15]
15 April 20 Yankees 3–7 Vázquez (1–2) Gonzalez (1–1) 19,849 9–6 [16]
16 April 21 Yankees 1–3 Hughes (2–0) Sheets (1–1) Rivera (6) 30,211 9–7 [17]
17 April 22 Yankees 4–2 Braden (3–0) Sabathia (2–1) Bailey (2) 21,986 10–7 [18]
18 April 23 Indians 10–0 Duchscherer (2–0) Westbrook 11,547 11–7 [19]
19 April 24 Indians 1–6 Carmona (3–0) Gaudin (0–2) 15,873 11–8 [20]
20 April 25 Indians 11–0 Gonzalez (2–1) Masterson (0–3) 16,946 12–8 [21]
21 April 27 @ Rays 6–8 Davis (2–1) Sheets (1–2) Soriano (5) 10,825 12–9 [22]
22 April 28 @ Rays 3–10 Shields (3–0) Braden (3–1) 10,691 12–10 [23]
23 April 29 @ Blue Jays 3–6 Romero (2–1) Duchscherer (2–1) Gregg (6) 10,721 12–11 [24]
24 April 30 @ Blue Jays 2–10 Morrow (2–2) Cahill (0–1) 12,722 12–12 [25]
May (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
25 May 1 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Gonzalez (3–1) Eveland (2–1) Bailey (3) 13,951 13–12 [26]
26 May 2 @ Blue Jays 3–9 Marcum (1–1) Sheets (1–3) 14,725 13–13 [27]
27 May 3 Rangers 2–4 Harden (2–1) Braden (3–2) Feliz (6) 8,874 13–14 [28]
28 May 4 Rangers 7–6 Ziegler (1–2) Feldman (1–3) Bailey (4) 10,135 14–14 [29]
29 May 5 Rangers 4–1 Cahill (1–1) Lewis (3–1) Bailey (5) 15,403 15–14 [30]
30 May 7 Rays 1–4 Price (4–1) Gonzalez (3–2) Soriano (8) 19,193 15–15 [31]
31 May 8 Rays 4–2 Sheets (2–3) Davis (3–2) Bailey (6) 15,493 16–15 [32]
32 May 9 Rays 4–0 Braden (4–2) Shields (4–1) 12,228 17–15 [33]
33 May 11 @ Rangers 7–6 Ross (1–0) Nippert (1–3) 15,474 18–15 [34]
34 May 12 @ Rangers 1–10 Holland (1–0) Gonzalez (3–3) 26,625 18–16 [35]
35 May 13 @ Rangers 1–2 Nippert (2–3) Bailey (0–1) 27,507 18–17 [36]
36 May 14 @ Angels 0–4 Saunders (2–5) Braden (4–3) 41,290 18–18 [37]
37 May 15 @ Angels 3–12 Santana (2–3) Ross (1–1) 41,744 18–19 [38]
38 May 16 @ Angels 0–4 Piñeiro (3–4) Cahill (1–2) 41,569 18–20 [39]
39 May 17 Mariners 8–4 Gonzalez (4–3) Rowland-Smith (0–4) 10,051 19–20 [40]
40 May 18 Mariners 6–5 Breslow (1–1) League (3–4) 10,512 20–20 [41]
41 May 19 Tigers 1–5 Verlander (5–2) Braden (4–4) 19,284 20–21 [42]
42 May 20 Tigers 2–5 Bonderman (2–2) Ross (1–2) Valverde (11) 24,146 20–22 [43]
43 May 21 Giants 6–1 Cahill (2–2) Zito (6–2) 33,369 21–22 [44]
44 May 22 Giants 1–0 Gonzalez (5–3) Cain (2–4) Bailey (7) 35,067 22–22 [45]
45 May 23 Giants 3–0 Wuertz (1–0) Sánchez (2–4) Bailey (8) 35,067 23–22 [46]
46 May 25 @ Orioles 1–5 Guthrie (3–4) Ross (1–3) 14,686 23–23 [47]
47 May 26 @ Orioles 6–1 Cahill (3–2) Matusz (2–5) 19,153 24–23 [48]
48 May 27 @ Orioles 7–5 Wuertz (2–0) Hendrickson (1–3) Bailey (9) 26,279 25–23 [49]
49 May 28 @ Tigers 5–4 Ziegler (2–2) Perry (1–4) Bailey (10) 40,210 26–23 [50]
50 May 29 @ Tigers 6–0 Anderson (2–1) Porcello (4–5) 39,750 27–23 [51]
51 May 30 @ Tigers 2–10 Scherzer (2–4) Braden (4–5) 32,510 27–24 [52]
52 May 31 @ Tigers 4–1 Cahill (4–2) Verlander (5–4) Bailey (11) 23,641 28–24 [53]
June (10–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
53 June 1 @ Red Sox 4–9 Lackey (6–3) Ross (1–4) 37,337 28–25 [54]
54 June 2 @ Red Sox 4–6 Matsuzaka (4–2) Sheets (2–4) Papelbon (13) 37,783 28–26 [55]
55 June 3 @ Red Sox 9–8 Mazzaro (1–0) Wakefield (1–4) Bailey (12) 37,386 29–26 [56]
56 June 4 Twins 4–5 (11) Guerrier (1–1) Bailey (0–2) Rauch (14) 21,703 29–27 [57]
57 June 5 Twins 3–4 Burnett (1–1) Ziegler (2–3) Rauch (15) 16,421 29–28 [58]
58 June 6 Twins 5–4 Gonzalez (6–3) Blackburn (6–3) Wuertz (1) 20,059 30–28 [59]
59 June 7 Angels 2–4 Kazmir (5–5) Sheets (2–5) Fuentes (8) 10,071 30–29 [60]
60 June 8 Angels 10–1 Mazzaro (2–0) Weaver (5–3) 11,860 31–29 [61]
61 June 9 Angels 1–7 Saunders (5–6) Braden (4–6) 18,285 31–30 [62]
62 June 10 Angels 6–1 Cahill (5–2) Santana (6–4) 12,328 32–30 [63]
63 June 11 @ Giants 2–6 Lincecum (6–2) Gonzalez (6–4) Wilson (16) 41,817 32–31 [64]
64 June 12 @ Giants 4–5 Zito (7–2) Sheets (2–6) Wilson (17) 36,861 32–32 [65]
65 June 13 @ Giants 2–6 Cain (6–4) Mazzaro (2–1) Casilla (2) 39,187 32–33 [66]
66 June 15 @ Cubs 9–5 Cahill (6–2) Zambrano (2–5) 34,390 33–33 [67]
67 June 16 @ Cubs 2–6 Dempster (5–5) Gonzalez (6–5) 36,244 33–34 [68]
68 June 17 @ Cubs 2–3 Mármol (2–1) Blevins (2–1) 36,942 33–35 [69]
69 June 18 @ Cardinals 4–6 Carpenter (8–1) Ziegler (2–4) Franklin (13) 40,083 33–36 [70]
70 June 19 @ Cardinals 3–4 Wainwright (10–4) Sheets (2–7) Motte (2) 43,682 33–37 [71]
71 June 20 @ Cardinals 3–2 Breslow (2–1) Hawksworth (1–4) Bailey (13) 42,271 34–37 [72]
72 June 21 Reds 4–6 Cordero (3–3) Wuertz (2–1) Smith (1) 11,088 34–38 [73]
73 June 22 Reds 2–4 Arroyo (7–3) Braden (4–7) Cordero (18) 12,136 34–39 [74]
74 June 23 Reds 0–3 Cueto (7–2) Mazzaro (2–2) Cordero (19) 20,824 34–40 [75]
75 June 25 Pirates 14–4 Sheets (3–7) Lincoln (0–2) 11,154 35–40 [76]
76 June 26 Pirates 5–0 Cahill (7–2) McCutchen (0–3) 25,068 36–40 [77]
77 June 27 Pirates 3–2 Breslow (3–1) Meek (3–2) Bailey (14) 15,238 37–40 [78]
78 June 29 @ Orioles 4–2 Mazzaro (3–2) Matusz (2–9) Bailey (15) 11,987 38–40 [79]
79 June 30 @ Orioles 6–9 Albers (3–3) Bowers (0–1) Simón (10) 21,392 38–41 [80]
July (14–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
80 July 1 @ Orioles 8–1 Cahill (8–2) Arrieta (2–2) 15,712 39–41 [81]
81 July 2 @ Indians 3–0 Gonzalez (7–5) Talbot (8–7) Bailey (16) 18,629 40–41 [82]
82 July 3 @ Indians 4–5 (10) Sipp (1–2) Breslow (3–2) 25,483 40–42 [83]
83 July 4 @ Indians 3–1 Mazzaro (4–2) Carmona (7–7) Bailey (17) 13,940 41–42 [84]
84 July 5 Yankees 1–3 Vázquez (7–7) Sheets (3–8) Rivera (19) 27,405 41–43 [85]
85 July 6 Yankees 1–6 Sabathia (11–3) Cahill (8–3) 20,473 41–44 [86]
86 July 7 Yankees 2–6 Burnett (7–7) Gonzalez (7–6) 31,518 41–45 [87]
87 July 9 Angels 5–6 Jepsen (1–1) Bailey (0–3) Fuentes (16) 13,156 41–46 [88]
88 July 10 Angels 15–1 Sheets (4–8) Kazmir (7–9) 30,035 42–46 [89]
89 July 11 Angels 5–2 Cahill (9–3) Weaver (8–5) Bailey (18) 15,164 43–46 [90]
90 July 16 @ Royals 5–1 Gonzalez (8–6) Greinke (5–9) 37,312 44–46 [91]
91 July 17 @ Royals 6–5 Breslow (4–2) Soria (0–2) Bailey (19) 26,634 45–46 [92]
92 July 18 @ Royals 9–6 Mazzaro (5–2) Bannister (7–8) Bailey (20) 18,702 46–46 [93]
93 July 19 Red Sox 1–2 Matzusaka (7–3) Sheets (4–9) Papelbon (21) 19,341 46–47 [94]
94 July 20 Red Sox 5–4 (10) Bailey (1–3) Ramírez (0–3) 20,271 47–47 [95]
95 July 21 Red Sox 6–4 Gonzalez (9–6) Buchholz (10–5) Wuertz (2) 30,456 48–47 [96]
96 July 23 White Sox 1–5 Buehrle (9–8) Cahill (9–4) 15,103 48–48 [97]
97 July 24 White Sox 10–2 Mazzaro (6–2) García (9–4) 17,439 49–48 [98]
98 July 25 White Sox 6–4 Braden (5–7) Hudson (1–1) Wuertz (3) 17,148 50–48 [99]
99 July 27 @ Rangers 1–3 Feliz (2–2) Wuertz (2–2) 28,124 50–49 [100]
100 July 28 @ Rangers 1–3 Cahill (10–4) Lewis (9–7) Breslow (1) 38,269 51–49 [101]
101 July 29 @ Rangers 4–7 Wilson (10–5) Mazzaro (6–3) 28.739 51–50 [102]
102 July 30 @ White Sox 1–6 Harrell (1–0) Anderson (2–2) 29,431 51–51 [103]
103 July 31 @ White Sox 6–2 Braden (6–7) Danks (11–8) 35,852 52–51 [104]
August (13–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
104 August 1 @ White Sox 1–4 Floyd (7–8) Gonzalez (9–7) Jenks (22) 32,118 52–52 [105]
105 August 2 Royals 6–0 Cahill (11–4) Bannister (7–11) 10,047 53–52 [106]
106 August 3 Royals 2–3 Chavez (4–2) Breslow (4–3) Soria (30) 10,670 53–53 [107]
107 August 4 Royals 4–3 Anderson (3–2) O'Sullivan (1–2) Wuertz (4) 22,325 54–53 [108]
108 August 6 Rangers 1–5 Lee (10–5) Braden (6–8) 26,388 54–54 [109]
109 August 7 Rangers 6–2 Gonzalez (10–7) Harden (4–4) 16,104 55–54 [110]
110 August 8 Rangers 3–2 Cahill (12–4) Oliver (0–1) Wuertz (5) 18,050 56–54 [111]
111 August 9 @ Mariners 1–5 Fister (4–8) Mazzaro (6–4) Aardsma (21) 19,943 56–55 [112]
112 August 10 @ Mariners 0–2 Hernández (8–9) Anderson (3–3) Aardsma (22) 21,377 56–56 [113]
113 August 11 @ Mariners 5–1 Braden (7–8) French (1–3) 31,560 57–56 [114]
114 August 13 @ Twins 3–4 Pavano (15–7) Gonzalez (10–8) Capps (29) 40,622 57–57 [115]
115 August 14 @ Twins 0–2 Duensing (6–1) Cahill (12–5) 40,830 57–58 [116]
116 August 15 @ Twins 2–4 Slowey (11–5) Mazzaro (6–5) Capps (30) 40,602 57–59 [117]
117 August 16 Blue Jays 1–3 Marcum (11–6) Anderson (3–4) 10,136 57–60 [118]
118 August 17 Blue Jays 6–2 Braden (8–8) Tallet (2–5) Wuertz (6) 13,237 58–60 [119]
119 August 18 Blue Jays 5–4 Ziegler (3–4) Janssen (4–1) 18,046 59–60 [120]
120 August 19 Rays 4–3 Cahill (13–5) Wheeler (2–1) Blevins (1) 10,118 60–60 [121]
121 August 20 Rays 5–4 Rodríguez (1–0) Benoit (0–2) Breslow (2) 13,207 61–60 [122]
122 August 21 Rays 4–5 Choate (3–3) Breslow (4–4) Soriano (36) 16,202 61–61 [123]
123 August 22 Rays 2–3 Garza (13–7) Braden (8–9) Soriano (37) 18,749 61–62 [124]
124 August 24 @ Indians 5–0 Gonzalez (11–8) Carmona (11–12) 11,751 62–62 [125]
125 August 25 @ Indians 6–1 Cahill (14–5) Talbot (8–11) 10,514 63–62 [126]
126 August 26 @ Indians 2–3 Masterson (5–12) Mazzaro (6–6) Perez (16) 11,826 63–63 [127]
127 August 27 @ Rangers 3–7 Hunter (11–2) Anderson (3–5) 24,962 63–64 [128]
128 August 28 @ Rangers 5–0 Braden (9–9) Harden (5–5) 47,411 64–64 [129]
129 August 29 @ Rangers 8–2 Gonzalez (12–8) Lewis (9–11) 37,188 65–64 [130]
130 August 30 @ Yankees 5–11 Vázquez (10–9) Cahill (14–6) 46,356 65–65 [131]
131 August 31 @ Yankees 3–9 Hughes (16–6) Mazzaro (6–7) 44,575 65–66 [132]
September (13–15) / October (3–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Boxscore
132 September 1 @ Yankees 3–4 Burnett (10–12) Anderson (3–6) Rivera (28) 45,222 65–67 [133]
133 September 2 @ Yankees 0–5 Sabathia (19–5) Braden (9–10) 44,644 65–68 [134]
134 September 3 Angels 8–0 Gonzalez (13–8) Kazmir (8–13) 23,401 66–68 [135]
135 September 4 Angels 3–1 Cahill (15–6) Weaver (11–11) Bailey (21) 14,227 67–68 [136]
136 September 5 Angels 4–7 Santana (15–9) Mazzaro (6–8) 16,413 67–69 [137]
137 September 6 Mariners 6–2 Anderson (4–6) Vargas (9–9) 11,581 68–69 [138]
138 September 7 Mariners 5–7 Fister (5–11) Braden (9–11) Aardsma (29) 10,067 68–70 [139]
139 September 8 Mariners 4–3 Gonzalez (14–8) French (4–5) Bailey (22) 15,180 69–70 [140]
140 September 10 Red Sox 5–0 Cahill (16–6) Buchhloz (15–7) 19,139 70–70 [141]
141 September 11 Red Sox 4–3 Anderson (5–6) Lackey (12–10) Bailey (23) 22,932 71–70 [142]
142 September 12 Red Sox 3–5 Beckett (5–4) Braden (9–12) Papelbon (36) 19,806 71–71 [143]
143 September 13 @ Royals 3–1 Cramer (1–0) Hochevar (5–5) Bailey (24) 20,695 72–71 [144]
144 September 14 @ Royals 3–11 Greinke (9–12) Gonzalez (14–9) 12,852 72–72 [145]
145 September 15 @ Royals 3–6 Chen (10–7) Cahill (16–7) Soria (38) 11,087 72–73 [146]
146 September 17 @ Twins 3–1 Anderson (6–6) Blackburn (9–10) Bailey (25) 40,681 73–73 [147]
147 September 18 @ Twins 2–4 Slowey (13–6) Braden (9–13) Capps (40) 40,847 73–74 [148]
148 September 19 @ Twins 6–2 Cramer (2–0) Liriano (14–8) 40,088 74–74 [149]
149 September 20 White Sox 3–0 Bonser (1–0) Linebrink (3–2) Breslow (3) 10,090 75–74 [150]
150 September 21 White Sox 7–2 Cahill (17–7) Buehrle (12–12) 11,158 76–74 [151]
151 September 22 White Sox 3–4 Thornton (4–4) Zielger (3–5) Sale (3) 16,056 76–75 [152]
152 September 23 Rangers 5–0 Braden (10–13) Lee (12–9) 10,815 77–75 [153]
153 September 24 Rangers 3–10 Hunter (13–4) Cramer (2–1) 15,539 77–76 [154]
154 September 25 Rangers 3–4 O'Day (5–2) Wuertz (2–3) Feliz (38) 20,136 77–77 [155]
155 September 26 Rangers 9–16 Lewis (12–13) Cahill (17–8) 21,030 77–78 [156]
156 September 27 @ Angels 5–6 Kohn (2–0) Ziegler (3–6) Rodney (13) 40,414 77–79 [157]
157 September 28 @ Angels 2–4 Haren (11–12) Braden (10–14) Rodney (14) 43,163 77–80 [158]
158 September 29 @ Angels 1–2 Cassevah (1–2) Ziegler (3–7) 39,199 77–81 [159]
159 September 30 @ Mariners 8–1 Gonzalez (15–9) Fister (6–14) 16,940 78–81 [160]
160 October 1 @ Mariners 9–0 Cahill (18–8) French (5–7) 19,656 79–81 [161]
161 October 2 @ Mariners 5–3 Anderson (7–6) Pauley (4–9) Breslow (4) 17,717 80–81 [162]
162 October 3 @ Mariners 4–3 Braden (11–14) Varvaro (0–1) Breslow (5) 23,263 81–81 [163]

Dallas Braden's Perfect Game

On Mother's Day, Braden pitches 19th perfect game in major league history against the MLB best, Tampa Bay Rays, who for the second time in less than a year were on the wrong side. The Rays less than two weeks before had hit Braden up for four runs on eight hits over just four innings. May 9 was the second perfect game in the Athletics' Oakland tenure, coming 42 years and 1 day after Catfish Hunter's game and first no-hitter by an Athletics pitcher since Dave Stewart's on June 29, 1990. Braden's batterymate was Landon Powell, who was drafted the same year as Braden and had caught him in all levels of pro ball. In the top of fifth, Evan Longoria broke an unwritten rule by attempting to break up the perfect game with a bunt, but rolled foul and ended up striking out. All 12,228 fans weren't too thrilled to see Tampa's best hitter try to lay down a bunt, as Manager Joe Maddon said, "to get things going." Powell said that he started getting nervous around the sixth inning and was more excited about going back to behind the plate than hitting. He finished throwing 109 pitches with six strikeouts, which is tied for third fewest.

Month Review

September/October

On September 1, Rajai Davis stole his 40th base for the season, becoming the fourth Athletic to have 2 seasons with +40 SB (Henderson, Campaneris, North). Also, Barton walks twice and is the first player in franchise history to have five consecutive multi-walk games. September 6, Pennington steals 23rd base, most for an Athletic infielder since Carney Lansford in 1989 and Crisp hits team's first leadoff home run of the season. September 8, team has 2 double-steals in one inning, first time since July 17, 1983. September 10, Crisp steals 3 bases in one game. September 9 and 10, team steals 4 bases in consecutive games for first time since July 30 and 31, 1993. September 13, Cust hits 100th career HR and 30-year-old Bobby Cramer earns first career win throwing 5.1 innings (1 ER, 4 H, 4 K), becoming the oldest starting pitcher in franchise history to earn a win in first major league game. September 14, Sogard gets first career hit in eight inning. September 21, Carter gets first career hit in sixth inning, snapping 0–33 streak. September 23, Braden and Ziegler threw a combined one-hitter, fourth time in Oakland's history the team has throw a no-hitter and one-hitter in same season. September 26, Tolleson hits first career home run. September 27, Ellis hits career 191st double, tying Miguel Tejada for 10th on Oakland's All-Time list. September 28, Braden records career-high eighth pickoff of the season (previous high seven in 2008, 17th of his career).

The team stole 156 bases, the most for Oakland since 1989.

August

July 31 – August 2, Braden (W)-Gonzalez (L)-Cahill (W) toss 3 straight complete games. First time since September 8–10, 2000 (HerediaHudsonZito). August 7, Davis steal 2 bases, giving him 100 as an Athletic, 10th player to do so in franchise history. August 9, Team's number a prospect, Chris Carter, makes MLB debut. August 11, Braden throws fourth complete game of the season, most since Mark Mulder threw five in 2004. August 18–20, Pennington drives in 3 consecutive GW runs. August 19, Cahill ties Nolan Ryan's record of 20 consecutive games with 6 or fewer hits allowed and Blevins records first career save. August 20, Crisp and Pennington double steal, giving them each 20 SBs on the season. First time since 1992 (HendersonWilsonBlankenship), the A's have 3 players with +20 SBs. Through August 20, Team has AL-best 3.53 ERA (5th in MLB). August 22, team promotion Fiesta Day, team wore 'Atléticos' jerseys. Ending August 27, team set franchise record of 18 consecutive games with 6 IP and 3 of less ER by starting pitchers. Also, 24 consecutive games allowing 5 runs or fewer, second longest AL streak in DH era since 1974 (1980 Royals with 25). Finished month as the only AL team to have three pitchers in top 10 ERA: Cahill (3rd), Gonzalez (9th), Braden (10th).

July

July 2, with bases loaded and 2 outs, team records a 9–3 putout. Sweeney throws out Cleveland's Mike Redmond before reaching first for sixth time since 1950. Team shutouts Cleveland 3–0. July 10–18, season-high 5-game winning streak. July 19, Sweeney out for season. Kouzmanoff hits walk-off single in bottom 10th on July 20, beating Boston 5–4.

June

Bad month for the team, going 10–17. June 25–27, completed third sweep of season against Pittsburgh. Former Athletic Bobby Crosby makes first return to Oakland. June 30, Ellis steals home against Baltimore (First since 2008), but then ruling is changed to fielder's choice. Team is appealing the call.

May

May 1, Donaldson gets first career hit, 2-run HR. May 4, Sweeney knocks in career-high 5 RBIs. May 12–16, 5-game losing streak, scoring total of 5 runs. Last time that happen was September 1979. May 18, Suzuki hits walk-off single to right against Seattle (3rd time in season) in bottom 12. Completed first sweep of season (2 game series). May 21, Former Athletics Barry Zito now 0–4 with 8.85 ERA against team. May 21–23, completed second sweep of season against San Francisco, outscoring the cross bay rivals 10–1.

April

Team lost season opener. April 6, Ellis hit a walk-off single to right against Seattle in bottom of the 10th. The next night, Suzuki hit a walk-off single to left against Seattle in bottom of the 9th. Ross made MLB debut (2.1 IP). April 12, team records first shutout, defeating Seattle 4–0. Duchscherer gets first win since July 8, 2008. April 17, Sweeney hits walk off 2-run single to right against Baltimore. June 22, team hits into first triple-play since May 14, 1994, against New York. Team wore green jerseys at home for first time in 3 seasons. June 30, Donaldson makes MLB debut (0–1, 1 K).

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 9–9 4–3 3–3 5–5 2–4 6–0 3–5 5–13 3–7 3–6 7–11 6–4 3–15 7–11
Boston 9–9 1–6 4–4 3–3 4–3 9–1 3–2 9–9 4–5 7–3 7–11 4–6 12–6 13–5
Chicago 3–4 6–1 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–2 5–13 2–4 4–5 9–1 3–4 4–5 3–5 15–3
Cleveland 3–3 4–4 9–9 9–9 10–8 5–4 6–12 2–6 3–6 3–4 2–7 2–4 6–4 5–13
Detroit 5–5 3–3 10–8 9–9 10–8 6–4 9–9 4–4 3–3 3–5 1–6 3–6 4–4 11–7
Kansas City 4–2 3-4 9–10 8–10 8–10 3-7 5–13 3–5 3–6 5–4 4–4 2–7 3–3 8–10
Los Angeles 0–6 1–9 2–7 4–5 4–6 7–3 2–5 4–4 11–8 15–4 4–5 9–10 6–3 11–7
Minnesota 5–3 2–3 13–5 12–6 9–9 13–5 5–2 2–4 6–3 6-4 3–5 7–3 3–6 8–10
New York 13–5 9–9 4–2 6-2 4–4 5–3 4–4 4–2 9–1 6–4 8–10 4–4 8–10 11–7
Oakland 7–3 5–4 5–4 6–3 3–3 6–3 8–11 3–6 1–9 13–6 4–5 9–10 3–4 8–10
Seattle 6–3 3–7 1–9 4–3 5–3 4–5 4–15 4–6 4–6 6–13 2–7 7–12 2–3 9–9
Tampa Bay 11–7 11–7 4–3 7–2 6–1 4–4 5–4 5–3 10–8 5–4 7–2 4–2 10–8 7–11
Texas 4–6 6–4 5–4 4–2 6–3 7–2 10-9 3-7 4-4 10-9 12–7 2–4 3–7 14–4
Toronto 15–3 6–12 5–3 4–6 4–4 3–3 3–6 6–3 10–8 4–3 3–2 8–10 7–3 7–11


Team Leaders/Team Rank

As of 09/13/10

Stat Player (Total) Team (MLB Rank)
Runs Barton (79) 663 (23)
Hits Barton (152) 1396 (18)
Doubles Barton (33) 276 (17)
Triples Pennington (8) 30 (t-13)
Home Runs Kouzmanoff (16) 109 (28)
RBIs Kouzmanoff/Suzuki (71) 619 (25)
Stolen Bases Davis (50) 156 (3)
Batting Avg. Davis (.284) .256 (17)
Wins Cahill (18) 72 (15)
ERA Cahill (2.97) 3.56 (4)
Innings Pitched Gonzalez (200.2) 1431.2 (29)
Strikeouts Gonzalez (171) 1070 (21)
  • Barton lead AL in walks with 110 (2nd in MLB) and 1B FPct. with .993 (5th in MLB).
  • Team ERA lead AL by 0.22. Rotation's 3.47 ERA lead MLB.

Roster

2010 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Awards

ALL STAR GAME

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

  • Dallas Braden (Perfect game on Mother's Day), May 3 – 9
  • Trevor Cahill (2–0, 0.00 ERA, 17 IP), August 2 – 8

Opening Day lineup

Player Position Stats
Ben Sheets Pitcher 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 K, 4 BB, 3.60 ERA, 1 Pickoff, ND
Kurt Suzuki Catcher 0–3, 2 E
Daric Barton First Base 0–1, 3 BB, 1 E
Mark Ellis Second Base 0–2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Kevin Kouzmanoff Third Base 0–4, 1 E
Cliff Pennington Shortstop 2–3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Travis Buck Left Field 0–3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K
Rajai Davis Center Field 2–4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 K
Ryan Sweeney Right Field 1–4, 1 RBI
Eric Chavez Designated Hitter 0–4, 1 K

Transactions

Non-injury report

  • 09/13/10 – Recalled P Vin Mazzaro (3), C Josh Donaldson (2), 1B/OF Chris Carter (2). Selected contract and recalled IF Eric Sogard (1). DFA'd P Jeff Lyman (released 9/14).
  • 09/12/10 – Signed IF Aki Iwamura to a major league contract and transferred OF Conor Jackson to 60-Day DL.
  • 09/10/10 – Selected contract and recalled P Bobby Cramer (1), transferred IF Adam Rosales to 60-Day DL.
  • 09/07/10 – Selected contract and recalled OF Jeremy Hermida (1).
  • 09/06/10 – Optioned P Vin Mazzaro.
  • 09/03/10 – Signed OF Jeremy Hermida to a minor-league contract and assigned to AAA.
  • 09/01/10 – Outrighted P Cedrick Bowers to AAA and selected contract & recalled P Justin James (1). Recalled P Ross Wolf (2).
  • 08/31/10 – Signed IF Tommy Everidge to minor-league contract and assigned to AAA. Appeared in 24 games for the Athletics in 2009.
  • 08/26/10 – Outrighted OF Matt Watson to AAA.
  • 08/24/10 – Optioned OF Travis Buck and recalled OF Matt Carson (4).
  • 08/22/10 – Optioned P Ross Wolf.
  • 08/20/10 – Recalled 1B Jeff Larish (2).
  • 08/16/10 – Optioned 1B/OF Chris Carter and 1B Jeff Larish and recalled OF Travis Buck (1).
  • 08/13/10 – Recalled IF Steven Tolleson (2).
  • 08/09/10 – Optioned OF Matt Carson and recalled 1B/OF Chris Carter (1) and 1B Jeff Larish (1).
  • 08/03/10 – Claimed 1B Jeff Larish off waivers from DET and optioned to AAA. DFA'd 3B Adam Heether (outrighted 08/05).
  • 07/31/10 – Optioned P Cedrick Bowers and selected contract and recalled P Boof Bonser (1).
  • 07/30/10 – Optioned OF Travis Buck to AAA.
  • 07/24/10 – Recalled P Cedrick Bowers (3).
  • 07/20/10 – Optioned P Cedrick Bowers.
  • 07/19/10 – Recalled P Henry Rodriguez (4).
  • 07/14/10 – Released P Jamey Wright.
  • 07/07/10 – Optioned P Tyson Ross and selected contract and recalled up P Ross Wolf (1), transferred IF Eric Chavez to 60-Day DL.
  • 07/05/10 – Optioned P Clayton Mortensen and recalled OF Matt Carson (3). Selected contract & recalled up OF Matt Watson (1).
  • 07/02/10 – Signed P Boof Bonser to minor league contract. Claimed P Jeff Lyman off waivers from ATL and optioned to AA. Recalled P Clayton Mortensen (1).
  • 06/27/10 – Traded UT Eric Patterson to BOS for minor-league P Fabian Williamson.
  • 06/22/10 – DFA'd UT Eric Patterson. Traded UT Jake Fox to BAL for cash considerations and minor-league P Ross Wolf.
  • 06/16/10 – Signed P Jamey Wright to minor league contract, assigned to AAA.
  • 06/15/10 – Traded P Sam Demel (AAA) to ARI for cash considerations and LF/1B Conor Jackson and optioned OF Matt Carson.
  • 06/13/10 – DFA'd UT Jake Fox and recalled C Landon Powell (3).
  • 06/08/10 – Optioned P Henry Rodriguez and recalled OF Matt Carson (2).
  • 06/04/10 – Optioned C Landon Powell and recalled Ps Cedrick Bowers (2) and Henry Rodriguez (3).
  • 06/03/10 – Claimed 3B Adam Heether off waivers from MIL & optioned to AAA and transferred P Justin Duchscherer to 60-Day DL.
  • 05/27/10 – Recalled C Landon Powell (2).
  • 05/21/10 – Optioned C Landon Powell.
  • 05/20/10 – Recalled P Vin Mazzaro (2) and optioned P Henry Rodriguez.
  • 05/16/10 – Recalled P Henry Rodriguez (2). Optioned C Josh Donaldson. Selected contract and recalled up P Cedrick Bowers (1). DFA'd Chad Gaudin.
  • 05/15/10 – Selected contract and recalled DH Jack Cust (1). Optioned P Henry Rodriguez and DFA'd P Edwar Ramírez.
  • 05/07/10 – P Edwar Ramírez recalled (1).
  • 05/05/10 – Optioned P Vin Mazzaro and recalled P Henry Rodríguez (1).
  • 05/04/10 – Optioned IF Steven Tolleson and recalled P Vin Mazzaro (1).
  • 05/03/10 – Activated P Michael Wuertz and optioned P Brad Kilby.
  • 04/30/10 – Recalled P Trevor Cahill (1). Transferred P Joey Devine to 60-Day DL and selected contract and recalled up C Josh Donaldson (1).
  • 04/27/10 – Optioned P Edwar Ramírez and recalled C Landon Powell (1) and IF Steven Tolleson (1).
  • 04/26/10 – OF Jai Miller claimed off waivers by KC.
  • 04/23/10 – Optioned C Landon Powell and recalled P Brad Kilby (1).
  • 04/22/10 – DFA'd OF Jai Miller. Selected contract & recalled OF Matt Carson (1).
  • 04/20/10 – Optioned P Trevor Cahill to AAA.
  • 04/08/10 – Claimed OF Jai Miller off waivers from FLA, optioned to AAA.
  • 04/03/10 – DH Jack Cust DFA'd, (04/07) outrighted to AAA. P Tyson Ross added to 40-man roster.
  • 03/24/10 – Traded IF Gregorio Petit to TEX for P Edwar Ramírez.
  • 03/15/10 – Rule 5 draftee, Bobby Cassevah, returned to LAA.
  • 02/28/10 – Signed Ps Jason Jennings and Brett Tomko minor-league contracts. Jennings received major-league invite. Tomko still rehabbing.
  • 02/09/10 – Release OF Willy Taveras.
  • 02/06/10 – P Dana Eveland traded to TOR.
  • 02/01/10 – Signed free agent OF Gabe Gross. Claimed IF Steven Tolleson off waivers from the MIN. Traded IF Aaron Miles to CIN for IF Adam Rosales and OF Willy Taveras. DFA'd Dana Eveland, Willy Taveras, Gregorio Petit (outrighted to AAA).
  • 01/25/10 – Signed free agent RHP Ben Sheets to 1-year deal.
  • 01/22/10 – OF Grant Desme retires.
  • 01/15/10 – Traded OF Scott Hairston and OF Aaron Cunningham to SDP for 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff and IF Eric Sogard.
  • 01/15/10 – IF Tommy Everidge claimed off waivers by SEA.
  • 01/08/10 – P Jay Marshall claimed off waivers by NYM. MLB voided claim on 03/09 and returned to Oakland and released 03/10.

Farm System

Non Roster Invitees

P Cedrick Bowers, P Sam Demel (traded to ARI), P Lenny DiNardo, P Fernando Hernández, P Marcus McBeth, P Tyson Ross, P Matt Wright, C Josh Donaldson, C Joel Galarraga, C Anthony Recker, C Max Stassi, IF Adrian Cardenas, IF Grant Green, IF Dallas McPherson, IF Gregorio Petit (traded to TEX), IF Eric Sogard, IF Jemile Weeks, IF Matthew Whitney, OF Corey Brown, OF Matt Carson, OF Michael Taylor, OF Corey Wimberly

Bold made appearance with Oakland.

Minor League Standings

Level Team League Manager W L Position
AAA Sacramento River Catsx Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco 79 65 1st in PCL Pacific South
AA Midland RockHounds1 x Texas League Darren Bush 35 35 1st in TEX South
High A Stockton Ports2 x California League Steve Scarsone 43 27 1st in CAL North
Low-A Kane County Cougars3 x Midwest League Aaron Nieckula 39 30 4 GB, 2nd in MID Western
SS-A Vancouver Canadians4 x Northwest League Rick Magnante 25 13 1st in NOR West
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Marcus Jensen 30 26 5 GB, 2nd in AZL East
DSL Athletics Dominican Summer League Oscar Spencer 32 39 11 GB, 3rd in SD North

x Made playoffs.

  1. Midland RockHounds went 35–35 (3rd) in first half of the season. Won South Division Finals 3–1. Lost in Texas League Championship Series.
  2. Stockton Ports went 31–39 (4th) in first half of the season. Lost in first-round of the playoffs.
  3. Kane County Cougars went 32–37 (6th) in first half of the season. Lost in first-round of playoffs.
  4. Vancouver Canadians went 17–21 (4th) in first half of the season. Lost in first-round of playoffs.

Affiliation news

Prior to the 2010 season, Oakland's farm system was ranked fifth in the league. For the first time since 2005, Oakland will have new minor league teams, for the 2011 season. 2010 will be the last season for Oakland's affiliation with Kane County (MWL) and Vancouver (NWL). Kane County, Oakland's Low-A team since 2003, signed on with Kansas City for the next two years. Vancouver, a Triple-A affiliate for the 1999 season and a Short-Season A team since 2000, signed on with Toronto for the next four seasons. Oakland signed two-year deals with the Midwest League's Burlington Bees (Athletics' affiliate from 1963–1974, MWL title in 1965) and New York–Penn League's Vermont Lake Monsters.

Oakland agreed to a four-year extension with Triple-A Sacramento through the 2014 season. Sacramento has been Oakland's Triple-A team since 2000.

Top Prospects

# Player Position Top 100 Rank 2010 Level(s) (Games)
1 Chris Carter First Base 28 MLB (24) / AAA (125)
2 Michael Taylor Outfield 29 AAA (127)
3 Grant Green Shortstop - AA (Playoffs) / A-STK (131)
4 Max Stassi Catcher - A-KC (110)
5 Pedro Figueroa Pitcher - AA (13)
6 Tyson Ross Pitcher - MLB (26) / AAA (6)
7 Jemile Weeks Second Base - AA (67)
8 Grant Desme Outfield - Retired
9 Adrian Cardenas Infield - AAA (58) / AA (51)
10 Sean Doolittle Outfield - Did not play

Organization leaders

Stat Player Team
AVG Royce Consigli (.340) AZL
Hits Grant Green (174) STK
Home Runs Chris Carter (31) SAC
RBIs Stephen Parker (98) STK
OPS Connor Crumbliss (.421) KC
SLG Chris Carter (.529) SAC
ERA Ian Krol (2.80) KC
Wins Clayton Mortensen (13) SAC
SO Shawn Haviland (169) STK
Saves Paul Smyth (28) STK
WHIP Ian Krol (1.04) KC
AVG Ian Krol (.226) KC

Awards

ALL STAR SELECTION
Pacific Coast League (AAA), July 14, 2010 @ Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
PCL vs. International League, 1–2

Postseason All-Star Selection – Chris Carter

Texas League-South (AA), June 30, 2010 @ Citibank Ballpark, Midland, Texas
North vs. South, 4–5

  • Jeff Bailey – Replaced Corpus Christi's Germán Durán, 0–1, 1K
  • Travis Banwart – Promoted to AAA
  • Corey Brown – 0–1, 1 K
  • Archie Gilbert – 0–1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Carlos Hernández – 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K
  • Josh Horton – 1–1
  • Jared Lansford – Replaced Midland teammate Travis Banwart, 0.1 IP, 3 H
  • Alex Valdez – 1–2, 1 R, 1 K
  • Beau Vaughan – Promoted to AAA

Postseason All-Star Selection – Corey Borwn, Josh Horton

California League (A), June 22, 2010 @ BB&T Coastal Field, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
CAL vs. Carolina League, 4–3

  • Stephen Parker – 1–2, GW RBI single in 9th

Postseason All-Star Selection – Grant Green, Shawn Haviland, Stephen Parker

Midwest League-West (A), June 22, 2010 @ Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana
West vs. East, 2–6

  • Ian Krol – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 K
  • Connor Hoehn – 0.1 IP, 1 K
  • Max Stassi – 1–2

ALL STAR FUTURES GAME July 11, 2010 @ Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
U.S. vs. World, 9–1

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sacramento River Cats

  • Bobby Cramer, August 16 – 22
  • Kyle Middleton, June 21 – 27

Midland RockHounds

  • Archie Gilbert, April 26 – May 2

Stockton Ports

  • Grant Green, August 16 – 22
  • Shawn Haviland, July 26 – August 2, August 16 – 22
  • Jermaine Mitchell, August 2 – 8
  • Stephen Parker, April 26 – May 2

Vancouver Canadians

  • A.J. Kirby-Jones, July 26 – August 2, August 30 – September 5
  • Ryan Doolittle, June 28 – July 4
  • Deyvi Jimenez, July 5 – 11
  • Matthew Thomson, July 12 – 18, August 2 – 8, August 23 – 29
  • Tony Thompson, July 5 – 11

Top 10 Draft Picks

Pick Player Position School Signed Finishing Team
10 Michael Choice OF UT Arlington 07/30/10 Vancouver
60 Yordy Cabrera1 3B Lakeland Senior HS (FL) 08/16/10 AZL Athletics
92 Aaron Shipman OF Brooks County HS (GA) 08/16/10 AZL Athletics
125 Chad Lewis 3B Marina HS (CA) 08/16/10 AZL Athletics
155 Tyler Vail P Notre Dame HS (PA) 06/15/10 AZL Athletics
185 Tony Thompson 3B Kansas 06/11/10 Vancouver
215 Jordan Tripp OF Golden West College 06/20/10 AZL Athletics
245 Blake Hassebrock P UNC 06/23/10 Vancouver
275 A.J. Kirby-Jones IF Tenn. Tech 06/11/10 Vancouver
305 Joshua Bowman P Tampa 06/23/10 Vancouver
  1. Cabrera appeared in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game.

International signings

  • Yadel Martí, RHP, Cuba
  • Anderson Mata, LHP, Venezuela
  • Renato Nunez, 3B, Venezuela
  • Argenis Raga, C, Venezuela
  • Jesus Rivas, IF/OF, Venezuela
  • José Torres, LHP, Venezuela

Arizona Fall League

Seven player from the organization were assigned to the Phoenix Desert Dogs managed by Dodger's hitting coach Don Mattingly. The pitching coach will be the Athletics' roving pitching coach and rehab coordinator Garvin Alston.

  • Travis Banwart, P
  • Michael Benacka, P
  • Grant Green, INF
  • Carlos Hernández, P
  • Justin James, P
  • Stephen Parker, INF
  • Lance Sewell, P
  • Michael Taylor, OF

Notes

  1. ^ [1] Oakland's Top-Rated Prospects

References

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