Series beginning

Oakland Athletics

The M's just hosted the Oakland A's right before the All-Star break, but they look ever so slightly different now. The A's made one of the first July trades last Sunday, acquiring starting pitcher Homer Bailey from the Royals for a Double-A infield prospect. Bailey will start Wednesday afternoon's game for his Oakland debut. Meanwhile, DH Khris Davis has admitted he's been playing with pain in his hand of late, which has hampered his home run power. 2018 All-Star Blake Treinen has been supplanted at closer by 2019 All-Star Liam Hendriks. Meanwhile, catcher Nick Hundley and outfielder Stephen Piscotty remain on the injured list.

Daniel Mengden will start Tuesday night's game for Oakland; it will be his third start of the year against the Mariners. In his first start vs. Seattle he pitched reasonably well in a no-decision, but five walks factored into a high pitch count and he was relieved after four innings in an eventual 6-2 Oakland win; in his second, he lasted five and a third innings without walking anyone and earned the victory in a 7-4 win for the A's. Bailey faced the M's twice for Kansas City this season, getting hammered for seven earned runs over five frames in April and switching gears in June for 723 shutout innings to account for his 1-1 record vs. Seattle. The Mariners will start ten-game winner Marco Gonzales, who is 3-0 in three starts vs. the A's this year (6 ER, 4 BB, 13 Ks in 21 innings), and most likely shoot themselves in the foot with an "opener" in front of Tommy Milone, who has not yet faced Oakland this season, on Thursday. 


Mariners vs. Daniel Mengden (CAREER)

Mariners vs. Homer Bailey (CAREER)

A's vs. Marco Gonzales (CAREER)

A's vs. Tommy Milone (CAREER)


Last ten 8-2
Home 29-20
vs. LHP 17-8
vs. RHP 36-33
One-run games 13-11
vs. AL West 22-22
vs. Mariners 6-7

Who’s Hot & Not

Last ten games

Matt Chapman
.359/.432/.667, 7 XBH, 10 RBI

Robbie Grossman
.444/.571/.519, 2 XBH, 6 RBI

Ramón Lauriano
.353/.419/.853, 7 XBH, 13 RBI

Josh Phegley
.200/.222/.229, 1 XBH, 1 RBI

Jurickson Profar
.143/.226/.321, 3 XBH, 1 RBI

Khris Davis
.118/.268/.118, 0 XBH, 2 RBI

Last 3 series vs. Seattle

7/7/19 OAK 7, SEA 4
7/6/19 SEA 6, OAK 3
7/5/19 OAK 5, SEA 2
6/16/19 SEA 6, OAK 3
6/15/19 OAK 11, SEA 2
6/14/19 SEA 9, OAK 2
5/26/19 OAK 7, SEA 1
5/25/19 OAK 6, SEA 5
5/24/19 OAK 6, SEA 2



Bob Melvin: Melvin has proven to be well-suited to the East Bay environs. His quieter, more laid-back approach wasn't appreciated in Seattle after we all had gotten used to the energetic antics of Lou Piniella, and despite success with the Diamondbacks, he was canned out of frustration in Phoenix, where it was suggested he was scapegoated by then-GM Josh Byrnes because of poor results by Byrnes' player acquisitions. Oakland, though, appreciates what it's got, which is a solid leader that has brought Oakland to the playoffs four times in eight years.

Familiar Face


Mike Aldrete: With the A's having jettisoned both Kendrys Morales and Fernando Rodney already this year, the only ex-Mariners on the Oakland roster are manager Bob Melvin (managed Seattle 2003-2004) and assistant hitting coach Aldrete, who was on Melvin's staff as first-base coach in 2004. That was his first year as a Major League coach after a decade-long career as a player in the bigs; Aldrete was an outfielder/first baseman for seven teams all told, though the majority of his action came in the Bay Area as a San Francisco Giant or Oakland Athletic.

Franchise History

Oakland Athletics(1968 - present)
World Champions:1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989
League Champions:1905, 1914, 1931, 1990
Division Titles:1971, 1975, 1981, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013

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