Game 60: Orioles vs. Athletics

A great pitching spectacle yesterday for the O’s as the bullpen continues to be dominant.  They look to sweep this series against the A’s tonight.

Athletics:

Batting Fielding fWAR
Coco Crisp .261/.297/.393 0 0.2
Daric Barton .221/.335/.279 -1 -0.7
Conor Jackson .260/.345/.339 3 0.0
Josh Willingham .244/.323/.447 -5 -1.3
Kurt Suzuki .242/.313/.356 1 -0.2
David DeJesus .241/.321/.382 -5 0.1
Adam Rosales .250/.250/1.000 0 0.0
Cliff Pennington .264/.316/.347 -5 -1.3
Jemile Weeks .000/.000/.000 0 0.0

Jemile Weeks (brother of Ricky Weeks) makes his second Major League start today at 2B.  More of a speed option than a power option like his brother.  About the A’s lineup, not an extremely strong lineup.

Josh Outman:

ERA FIP xFIP K/9 BB/9 GB% fWAR
4.02 3.89 5.79 3.5 5.2 34.6% 0.2

Only Outman’s 4th Major League start, his numbers are decently below average.  He has a rather bad K:BB ratio (walks more than he K’s) and he doesn’t keep the ball on the ground well.

He has a very good slider with good late break.  His fastball has good velocity but has little movement.


Orioles:

Batting Fielding fWAR
Robert Andino .269/.359/.321 3 -1.5
Nick Markakis .236/.298/.304 2 1.0
Adam Jones .301/.343/.466 -3 1.7
Vladimir Guerrero .288/.317/.397 0 0.2
Derrek Lee .227/.301/.331 1 -0.9
Matt Wieters .275/.335/.407 3 -0.4
J.J. Hardy .274/.346/.460 1 -2.2
Mark Reynolds .192/.310/.394 -11 -0.2
Nolan Reimold .294/.419/.588 0 0.0


Nothing unexpected from the Orioles.  Reimold hits last tonight, his average moving to around where it should be (maybe a little high).

Zach Britton:

ERA FIP xFIP K/9 BB/9 GB% fWAR
3.33 4.12 3.95 4.9 3.2 54.1% 0.9

Britton is coming off of another rough start, with 5 IP and 5 ER (7 R total).  Britton needs to try and find himself and get back to his old ways and try to beat the A’s, something he couldn’t do last time he faced them.

Relies heavily on his sinker/two-seamer. Good slider and change-up that cuts well.


Stats: UZRWARERAFIPxFIPK/9 & BB/9GB%PitchFX