Louis Albert Trivino was originally signed by A's scout Matt Higginson…graduated from Upper Bucks Christian High School (PA)…attended Slippery Rock University…posted a career record of 19-8 with a 1.95 ERA in three seasons at Slippery Rock, including 14 complete games.
Was 4-6 with a 5.25 ERA and .265 opponents batting average in 61 relief appearances in his second season in the majors after going 8-3 with a 2.92 ERA and .201 opponents average in 69 games as a rookie in 2018…struck out 57 in 60.0 innings after fanning 82 in 74.0 innings in 2018… his ERA ranked fifth highest among American League relievers…posted a 1.45 ERA and .164 opponents batting average over his first 17 games through May 11…then compiled a 6.97 ERA and .302 opponents average over his final 44 appearances beginning May 13…his opponents batting average broke down to .263 (30-for-114) against right-handed hitters compared to .267 (31-for- 116) against left-handers…had a .310 average and five of his seven home runs with the bases empty, .222 with runners on…allowed 11-of-31 (35.5%) inherited runners to score…first batters were 15-for-55 (.273) with five walks and a hit by pitch (.344 on-base percentage)…was charged with five blown saves…had a 4.50 ERA in 40 games before the All-Star Break…then compiled a 6.75 ERA in 21 outings after the break…now has a 2.77 ERA in 76 career appearances before the break, a 5.98 ERA in 54 games after the break…posted a 4.73 ERA in 33 games at home and allowed just one home run in 32.1 innings…had a 5.86 ERA and surrendered six home runs in 27.2 innings in 28 contests on the road…has yielded 12 of his 15 career home runs on the road… allowed just one run in the seventh inning for a 0.55 ERA…had a 7.01 ERA in all other innings…yielded a Major League-leading eight runs in extra innings, which matches the most by an Oakland pitcher since at least 1973 (Ben Callahan, 1983; Billy Koch, 2002; Brian Fuentes, 2011)…opponents were 9-for-12 (75.0%) in stolen base attempts and the steals tied for fifth most among AL relievers…opponents are 19-for-24 (79.2%) with him on the mound in his career.
Made his first Opening Day roster and pitched in each of the A's first four games… joined Dennis Eckersley (1992) as the only pitchers in Oakland history to appear in each of the first four games of a season…did not allow a run in 14 of his first 15 appearances for a 1.13 ERA and .135 opponents batting average through May 8…began the season with a 7.2-inning scoreless streak, allowed two runs on April 7 at Houston and then had a season-high 8.0-inning scoreless streak from April 9 to May 8…had a 2.35 ERA in seven games in the month of April…then logged an ERA of 5.59 or greater in each of the final five months of the season…allowed 17 runs over a 16-game stretch from May 10 to June 9 and was 1-4 with three blown saves, an 8.82 ERA and .333 opponents batting average over that stretch…walked a career-high three batters May 20 at Cleveland…was charged with the loss in four consecutive appearances from May 29 to June 5, which matched the longest such streak by a reliever in Oakland history (Brian Fuentes, May 18-23, 2011)…began the streak by allowing a career-high five runs and a career-high tying three walks in 1.0 innings against Los Angeles (AL)…issued 13 walks in 15.2 innings in May…made his 100th career appearance June 9 at Texas when he allowed three runs on a career-high tying four hits in 0.2 innings…had a 1.86 ERA over an 11-game span from June 11 to July 16 but opponents hit .325…then posted a 7.50 ERA over his final 19 contests…went 1-3 with a 7.45 ERA in 11 games in June…matched his career high by walking three batters July 31 against Milwaukee…tossed a career-high tying 3.0 scoreless innings and equaled his career high with four strikeouts Aug. 16 against Houston…appeared in just five games in September and none after Sept. 14…was not on the roster for the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay.
Pitched in 69 games in his Major League debut and went 8-3 with four saves, a 2.92 ERA and .201 opponents batting average over two stints with the A's…fell two short of the Oakland rookie record of 71 games pitched set by Aaron Small in 1997 and matched by Ryan Cook in 2012…tied for the lead among American League rookies in saves, ranked second in games pitched, fifth in wins and seventh in strikeouts (82)…averaged 9.97 strikeouts per nine innings…tied for third among all AL relievers in wins…had four intentional walks, which tied for seventh among all AL pitchers… had a 1.16 ERA, a .161 opponents batting average, .480 OPS and three home runs in 54.1 innings over his first 45 games through Aug. 5…then compiled a 7.78 ERA, .295 opponents batting average and .895 OPS while allowing five home runs in 19.2 innings over his final 23 contests…had all eight of his wins over his first 39 games through July 25…his .201 opponents batting average included a mark of .182 (26-for-143) against right-handed hitters compared to .223 (27-for-121) against left-handers…held opponents to a .184 batting average with two outs and .126 with two strikes…walked just one batter to lead off an inning…had a .245 opponents batting average over his first 15 pitches in a game, .050 after that…six of the eight home runs he allowed came with a runner on base…his opponents average increased to .250 with runners in scoring position… posted a 1.10 ERA on 16 appearances with no days rest, a 3.43 ERA in his other 53 contests…was 5-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 29 day games, 3-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 40 games at night…was 1-3 with a 5.06 ERA and .250 opponents batting average in 30 games against AL West teams compared to 7-0 with a 1.71 ERA and .171 opponents average in 39 games against everyone else…did not allow a run in the ninth inning (10.2 ip) or extra innings (4.0)…allowed 13-of-38 (34.2%) inherited runners to score…the inherited runners tied for 10th most in the AL…first batters faced hit .270 but he walked just four (.313 on-base percentage)…posted a 1.46 ERA and .122 opponents batting average in 10 interleague games…ranked seventh among AL relievers in stolen bases allowed (10) and had the 10th fewest pitches per inning (15.2).
OAKLAND: Began the season at Triple-A Nashville and had not allowed a run in three games (4.1 ip) when he was recalled by Oakland April 17….made his Major League debut that night against Chicago (AL) with a scoreless ninth inning (2 h, 1 bb, 2 so)…struck out Narvaez for his first strikeout…recorded his first win the next day against the White Sox, tossing the final three innings of the A's 12-11, 14-inning win (2 h, 4 so)…the 3.0 innings are a career high and he also fanned a personal best four batters…matched his strikeout best on June 23 at Chicago (AL)…was optioned to Nashville April 19, pitched once on the 23rd at Omaha and returned to Oakland for good April 24…logged a 1.69 ERA and one save in four relief appearances with the Sounds…had a 1.29 ERA over his first five games through May 1…then had a nine-game, 10.1-inning scoreless streak from May 3 to 22, dropping his overall ERA to a season-low 0.52…had a 0.82 ERA entering play on June 5 but allowed three runs, including the first two home runs of his career, that day at Texas for his first loss…then went 4-0 with all four of his saves, a 0.38 ERA and .092 opponents batting aver age over an 18-game stretch from June 7 to July 21, allowing just one run in 23.2 innings…was credited with his first save June 8 against Kansas City…entered the game with the A's leading 6-2 and runners on first and second with two outs in the eighth inning…got Gordon to ground out to end the inning and then retired the side in order in the ninth…picked up the win in three consecutive outings from June 19 to 25 to become the first A's reliever to win three consecutive games since Billy Koch (Sept. 1-4, 2002)…had a career-high 15.0-inning scoreless streak from June 25 to July 21…opponents went 4-for-46 (.087) with six walks and 17 strikeouts during the streak…went 4-1 with three saves, a 2.45 ERA and .102 opponents batting average in 12 games in June…tied for the American League lead in June wins and became the first A's reliever to win four games in a month since Billy Koch had five in September of 2002…then posted a 0.57 ERA and .118 opponents batting average in 13 appearances in July…allowed a career-high four runs in 0.1 innings Aug. 27 at Houston…then did not allow a run over his next seven outings through Sept. 9 (6.1 ip)…posted a 5.52 ERA in 16 games in August but allowed just 1-of-10 inherited runners to score…the games pitched were the most by an A's pitcher in August since Mike Mohler also had 16 in 1997…then compiled an 8.00 ERA and .308 opponents batting average in 11 games in September…yielded eight runs over a four-game stretch from Sept. 11 to 21 and allowed all three of his inherited runners to score (2.2 ip, 27.00 ERA)…matched his career high by allowing four runs on four hits without retiring a batter Sept. 21 against Minnesota…it was one of two outings in which he failed to record an out (May 11 at New York-AL)…made his first career start Sept. 28 at Los Angeles (AL) as the A's opener and retired the side in order…relieved Hendriks to start the second inning in the Wild Card game at New York on Oct. 3 with the A's trailing 2-0 and tossed 3.0 scoreless innings (1 h, 1 bb, 4 so)…allowed a leadoff single to Gregorius and then walked Andujar before retiring each of the final eight batters he faced, four by strikeout…the strikeouts were the most by an A's reliever in a postseason game since Jim Mecir had four in 2.0 innings in Game 5 of the 2001 ALDS against New York.
Began the season at Double-A Midland and was 7-1 with a save and a 2.43 ERA in 23 relief appearances when he was promoted to Triple-A Nashville June 20…went 1-2 with four saves and a 3.60 ERA in 25 games with the Sounds…combined for an 8-3 record, five saves and a 3.03 ERA in 48 relief outings overall…had career highs in games pitched and saves…tied for seventh in the A's farm system in saves…did not allow a home run in 68.1 innings…allowed a .245 batting average, which included .216 (36-for-167) against right-handed hitters compared to .298 (28-for-94) against left-handers…opponents hit .170 with runners in scoring position at Midland but that mark jumped to .342 at Nashville…allowed a .247 average with RISP overall, including 147 with RISP and two outs…compiled a 1.66 ERA in the ninth inning…did not allow a run in six day games (8.2 ip)…allowed 8-of-20 (40.0%) inherited runners to score, including 5-of-6 (83.3%) with Nashville…allowed a .317 batting average to batters leading off an inning…tossed at least one inning in 46 of his 48 appearances, including two or more 14 times.
MINORS: Started the year at Midland where he posted a 4.15 ERA and .302 opponents batting average in 12 games at home compared to a 1.33 ERA and .205 opponents average in 11 contests on the road…did not allow a run over his first six outings (7.2 ip) through April 25…surrendered his first run of the season April 29 at San Antonio but also struck out a season-high three batters, his first of seven games with three strikeouts…finished April 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA and .139 opponents batting average in seven games…then went 3-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 10 contests in May… was 4-0 with a 0.61 ERA over his first 10 games through May 11 and did not allow a run in nine of those games…then allowed four runs over his next seven contests through May 19 (3.60 ERA)… had a six-game, 8.0-inning scoreless streak from May 20 to June 7…yielded four runs over his final four games with the RockHounds…was promoted to Nashville June 20…posted a 2.04 ERA in 13 home games with the Sounds compared to 5.19 in 12 games on the road…was charged with 11 runs over his first eight games at Triple-A through July 15 (7.62 ERA, .309 opponents batting average)…capped that stretch by allowing a season-high four runs on a season-high five hits in 0.1 innings at Omaha July 15…then tossed a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings in his next outing July 19 at Iowa…that began a season-ending stretch where he allowed just four runs (three earned) over his final 17 games (1.23 ERA, .200 opponents average)…issued a season-high three walks Aug. 7 at Tacoma…recorded all four of his saves with Nashville over his final 10 outings from Aug. 11 to Sept. 2…did not allow a run in nine of those games (0.82 ERA)…posted a 1.46 ERA and .186 opponents batting average in 10 games in August.