Born in Valparaiso, IN and spent his entire youth growing up there. He attended both South Central High School (Union Mills, IN) and Andrean HS (Merrillville, IN) before attending Indiana State for college...Manaea has a variety of different gloves that he uses when he pitches and he’s given a corresponding name to each of the gloves. In the past he’s used gloves with the name of SheHulk, Crestineth, Midnight and Abraham Lincoln. He has yet to name his gloves for this season. Manaea has even named his car (Sasha) and his bike (Salsa Azul)…Following the 2022 season, Manaea and former Padres teammate Joe Musgrove went on a nine-day expedition to Antarctica. What started out as an idea on a fishing boat became a fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charity with the mission to provide opportunity and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles. Musgrove and Manaea went with their girlfriends and a larger group, including Landis Sims (a 16-year-old who was born without arms and lower legs), and two Paralympic athletes. Musgrove would set the record for fastest pitch in Antarctica (threw it 86 mph), raising money and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation in the process. He warmed up with Manaea on their ship, throwing five pitches to him...On April 3, 2022, the Padres played the A’s in a Spring Training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. Manaea was slated to start for Oakland against the Padres. At 8:45 am that morning, he was traded to the Padres. San Diego brought him a uniform and hat, and he ended up starting for the Padres against the A’s that game...Has bought a few camera lenses and messed to mess around with photography in his free time...Dane, Sean’s brother, is in the Navy and serving as a hospital corpsman third class at Camp Pendleton. On April 24’s Military Appreciation Day at Petco Park in 2022, Sean started against the Dodgers, and Dane embraced with Sean on the mound when the team took the field. It was only the second time Dane had seen his brother pitch in a big league game. “It’s very special,” said Sean. “My mom, I just texted her, and she was crying. It’s a beautiful moment.”...Manaea Is known as ‘The Throwin’ Samoan.’ His dad, Faaloloi, is American Samoan, and Sean went to Samoa and got a traditional Samoan tattoo on his right arm back in 2014. It was finished later in Los Angeles...Faaloloi Manaea met Sean’s mother, Opal, while stationed in Indiana during the Vietnam War. Sean was born and raised in Indiana, and he attended Indiana State. Growing up, his family was the only Samoan American family in Wanatah, Indiana, population just over 1,000...In the 2019 offseason, Sean and Dane got a matching tattoos of “DoodleBob,” the Spongebob character. He is a living two-dimensional drawing resembling SpongeBob Squarepants. Sean’s tattoo is located on his left leg...Manaea has worn #55 throughout his entire career but knew that he couldn’t wear the number in San Francisco out of respect for Tim Lincecum. How did he settle on #52? He called his mom and asked what number he should wear and she told him she was born in ‘52 (1952) so he should use that one.
Appeared in 30 games for San Diego, making 28 starts, in his only season for the Padres...Struck out 156 batters in 158.0 innings for an 8.9 K/9ip ratio...Manaea was one of 12 lefties in the Majors with at least 155+ strikeouts on the season and only one of six lefties in the NL...the others were SF’s Carlos Rodón (237), SD’s Blake Snell (177), ATL’s Max Fried (170), LAD’s Julio Urías (166) and MIL’s Eric Lauer (157)...Limited left-handed batters to a .187 average with a .600 OPS against...Allowed a career-high 29 homers...the 29 homers were third-most among qualified pitchers and his 1.76 HR/9ip ratio was second-highest in the Majors behind only Josiah Gray’s 2.30 HR/9ip (min. 25 starts)…Limited left-handed batters to a .187 average with a .600 OPS against...Posted a 6.16 ERA on the road, the highest road ERA among qualifying pitchers in 2022...had a 3.62 ERA at home in Petco Park...While Manaea’s ERA was 4.96, his xERA was 4.05, almost a full run lower...He produced a 38.2% groundball rate according to Fangraphs, the lowest of his career...his groundball rate was 42.0% in 2021 and 50.3% in the shortened 2020 season...Had a 2.85 walks per 9.0 innings rate, the highest of his career since 2017 (his second full season in MLB) when it was 3.12.
Went 11-10 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts and has now posted a winning record in five consecutive seasons…is one of five pitchers in Oakland history with at least five straight winning seasons…Tim Hudson did it six straight years from 1999-2004 and Catfish Hunter (1970-74), Dave Stewart (1986-1990) and Dennis Eckersley (1988-92) all had five straight... It was his third 10-win season and he joins Trevor Cahill as the only A’s pitchers over the last 16 years with three 10-win seasons. Is now 50-41 with a 3.86 ERA and 641 strikeouts in 129 games, including 128 starts, in six seasons with the A’s…the wins, strikeouts and games started are the most by an A’s pitcher over the last 18 years…in the Wild Card era (1995-present), the only A’s pitchers with more wins, strikeouts and starts are Barry Zito (102 wins, 1098 strikeouts, 224 starts), Tim Hudson (92, 899, 183) and Mark Mulder (81, 668 and 150)… Had a career-high 194 strikeouts and walked just 41 in a career-high 179.1 innings…the strikeouts ranked eighth in the American League and were the seventh best single season total in Oakland history…his average of 9.74 strikeouts per nine innings was the second best mark in Athletics history to Frankie Montas, who averaged 9.96 this year…his 4.73 strikeout.to-walk ratio ranked fourth in the AL and was second best in Athletics history to Brandon McCarthy’s 4.92 in 2011…his average of 2.06 walks per nine innings was sixth lowest in the AL…now has an average of 2.23 walks per nine innings in his career, which is fourth lowest in Oakland history (min. 500 ip)… Also tied for the AL lead in starts, ranked fourth in pitches (2980), eighth in innings pitched, ninth in opponents OPS (.719) and on-base percentage (.304) and 10th in ERA, slugging (.415) and batting average (.255)…was the only AL pitcher and one of five in the majors with two shutouts…was one of two AL pitchers with two complete games (Cole, NYY)… In addition to strikeouts and innings pitched, he also had career highs in starts, complete games, shutouts, hits (179), earned runs (78), home runs (25) and pitches (2980) and matched his high in losses... Was 6-2 with a 2.99 ERA over his first 14 starts through June 14 but then went 5-8 with a 4.68 ERA over his final 18 starts…allowed eight home runs over his first 14 starts, 17 after that…struck out 78 over his first 14 (8.63 per nine innings), 116 over his last 18 (10.65 per nine innings)…was seventh in the AL in ERA and tied for 10th in wins through June 14…tied for fifth in losses from June 15 through the end of the season... His opponents batting average broke down to .204 (34-for-167) with a .590 OPS against lefthanded hitters compared to .271 (145-for-534) with a .758 OPS against right-handers…his OPS against lefties was second lowest in the AL (Greinke, HOU .565)…issued 34 of his 41 walks and yielded 50 of his 60 extra base hits to righties... Opponents batted .233 with a .668 OPS the first time through the order, .269 with a .731 OPS the second time and .267 with a .778 OPS after that…his career splits are .228/.649 the first time, .254/.720 the second time and .274/.784 after that... His .255 opponents batting average increased to .274 with runners in scoring position... Was 3-3 with a 2.50 ERA and six home runs in 12 starts on four days rest compared to 8-6 with a 4.73 ERA and 17 home runs in 19 starts on five days rest or more…over the last three years, he is 7-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 20 starts on four days rest, 12-7 with a 4.20 ERA in 25 starts on five days rest or more... Went 4-0 with a 3.94 ERA in six starts against AL Central teams and now has a 12-game winning streak against the Central dating back to Aug. 23, 2016…has a 2.39 ERA (24 er in 90.1 ip) and .222 (74-for-334) opponents batting average during the streak, which spans 15 starts… his last loss came on July 5, 2016 at Minnesota…is 13-2 with a 2.85 ERA (34 er in 107.1 ip) in 18 career starts vs. AL Central teams... Was 2-2 in five interleague starts but had a 2.67 ERA, .180 opponents batting average and .531 OPS…over the last two years, he is 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 interleague starts compared to 11-10 with a 4.37 ERA in 33 starts against AL competition... Had just one unearned run, which matched the fewest in Oakland history by a qualifier for the ERA title... Had a career-high 11 no decisions and the A’s went 8-3 in those games…were 19-13 (.594) in his starting assignments and are 30-18 (.625) when he starts over the last three years... Walked two batters or fewer in 26 of his 32 starts, including eight starts with no walks and 13 with one…had three 10-strikeout games and is the 11th pitcher (12th time) in Oakland history with three or more 10-strikeout games…now has six in his career, which is tied for seventh most in Oakland history.
DAY-BY-DAY: Allowed five runs on six hits and a season-high three walks in 4.2 innings for the loss in his first start on April 4 against Houston…it was his first of six games with three walks…then went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA over his next four starts…picked up his first win of the season in the 100th game of his career, an 8-4 victory over Detroit on April 15…tossed a six-hit, seven-inning shutout in the A’s 7-0 win over Minnesota in the first game of the doubleheader April 20…it was the 11th complete game shutout of fewer than eight innings in Oakland history (last: Mike Minor, Sept. 14, 2020 at Seattle)…it was his second career complete game and shutout, with the first being his no-hitter on April 21, 2018 against Boston… the start was the 100th of his career and he became the 25th pitcher in Oakland history to make 100 starts…went 0-1 with a 6.64 ERA and .326 opponents batting average over a four-start stretch from May 2 to 18…had 10 strikeouts on May 7 against Tampa Bay, but had a no decision in the A’s 2-1 win…retired each of the first 18 batters he faced before walking Arozarena to start the seventh…then retired the next three before Brosseau led off the eighth inning with a double…allowed a season-high seven runs on a season-high 10 hits in 2.0 innings for the loss at Boston on May 13…has allowed seven or more runs in a start four times in his career, three of which have come at Fenway Park (8 on May 10, 2016; 7 on Sept. 12, 2017)…also allowed 10 hits in his next start on May 18 against Houston to become the first A’s pitcher to yield 10 hits in back-to-back starts since Kendall Graveman in 2016 (April 25-May 2)…allowed one run or fewer in five consecutive starts from May 23 to June 14 and went 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA over that span…became the first A’s pitcher with five consecutive games of one run or fewer and five innings pitched or more since Trevor Cahill (April 17-May 9, 2011)…had a no decision in the A’s 6-5 loss at Los Angeles (AL) on May 23…left with a 4-1 lead but the bullpen blew the save…it was the first of three times the pen blew the save in a game in which he was the pitcher of record (July 16 vs. Cleveland, Sept. 3 at Toronto)…struck out Justin Upton to lead off the game for the 50,000th strikeout in Oakland history…fanned Taylor Ward to end the fourth inning for his 500th career strikeout…finished May 0-1 with a 4.78 ERA and .300 opponents batting average in six starts…is now 5-9 with a 5.51 ERA in 21career starts in May…tossed a four-hit shutout in the A’s 6-0 win at Seattle on June 2…it was his third career complete game and shutout, his second in 2021…logged a season-high 111 pitches, which are his most in a game over the last four years…then tossed 111 pitches in his next start on June 9 against Arizona when he combined with Petit, Trivino and Diekman on a two-hit shutout in the A’s 4-0 win…it was the second time in his career he did not allow a run in back-to-back starts (Sept. 14-20, 2016)…had a career-high 16.0-inning scoreless streak from June 2 to 14…lost four consecutive starts from June 20 to July 7 for the longest losing streak of his career (previous: 3, Aug. 1-18, 2017)…had a 3.91 ERA and .213 opponents batting average during the losing streak and received a total of four runs of support…struck out 11 batters in 5.1 innings June 20 at New York (AL) but was the losing pitcher in the A’s 2-1 loss… the 11 strikeouts match the most in Athletics history by a pitcher with fewer than six innings pitched (Kirk Saarloos on Sept. 19, 2006 and Tim Hudson on June 8, 1999)…went 2-for-2 with a double on June 25 at San Francisco, collecting the first extra base hit by an A’s pitcher since Joe Kennedy doubled on June 12, 2007 at Houston…was named AL Pitcher of the Month for June after going 3-2 with a 1.13 ERA and .181 opponents batting average in five starts…struck out 34 batters in 32.0 innings and allowed just one home run…it was the second time he was named Pitcher of the Month (April 2018)…based on a minimum of 30 innings, his ERA was the lowest by an A’s pitcher in June since Lefty Grove had a 0.51 ERA in June of 1926…had the lowest ERA in the majors in June…had the lowest opponents OPS (.496), slugging percentage (.250), on-base percentage (.246) and batting average in the AL…struck out a career-high 13 batters in 7.0 innings in a 4-1 win at Seattle on July 22…matched the most strikeouts in Athletics history by a pitcher with seven innings or fewer (Montas, Sept. 27, 2020 vs. Seattle; Blue, April 9, 1971 vs. Kansas City) and equaled the seventh highest single-game total in Oakland history…Vida Blue is the only other Oakland lefty to fan 13 or more (five times, last: July 23, 1976 vs. Kansas City (13)…retired each of the first 16 batters he faced in a 10-4 win at San Diego on July 28…it was his third career start where he was perfect through at least five innings (Sept. 10, 2020 vs. Houston, 5.0; May 7, 2021 vs. Tampa Bay, 6.0)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the second pitcher in Oakland history with three or more starts where he was perfect through five innings (Barry Zito)…went 2-2 with a 3.30 ERA and .211 opponents batting average in five starts in July…struck out 41 and walked just five in 30.0 innings… the strikeouts tied for third in the AL in July and tied Mike Moore (1989) for the third highest total in July in Oakland history behind Vida Blue (55 in 1971, 42 in 1976)…tossed 1.2 innings in a no decision at Cleveland on Aug. 10…it was the second shortest start of his career (0.1, Aug. 17, 2017 vs. Baltimore)…yielded three home runs in a game for the first time in his career and allowed a season-high tying seven runs in 5.0 innings in a 7-4 loss at Texas on Aug. 15…surrendered three home runs again two starts later on Aug. 27 against New York (AL)…finished August 0-3 with a 9.90 ERA and .344 opponents batting average in five starts…the ERA was the highest by an Athletics pitcher in a month with 20 or more innings pitched since Carl Scheib posted a 9.99 ERA in July of 1947…tossed five innings or fewer in all five starts…is now 8-12 with a 6.01 ERA in 26 career starts in August…the losses are his most in any month and the ERA is his highest…then went 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA in five starts in September…struck out 32 and walked just four in 31.0 innings…is now 12-4 with a 2.55 ERA (37 er in 130.1 ip) in 22 career starts in the month…the wins are his most for any month of the season and the ERA is his lowest.
Went 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts…the ERA was the highest of his career as was his .270 opponents batting average…his .427 slugging percentage matched his high…went 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA and .234 opponents batting average over his final six starts dating back to Aug. 20…the wins tied for fourth most in the majors over that span…went 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA and .325 opponents average over his first five starts…tied for the team lead in starts…walked just eight batters in 54.0 innings, an average of 1.33 walks per nine innings…that was the lowest mark of his career and was sixth lowest in the majors among pitchers with 50 or more innings pitched…struck out 45 for a career-best 5.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio…had five starts without a walk, five with one and three in his other…has walked just 47 batters in 244.1 innings over the last three years (1.73 per nine innings)…had a 2.56 ERA and .233 opponents batting average over the first three innings of his starts compared to a 7.59 ERA and .319 opponents average from the fourth inning on…in 16 starts over the last two seasons, he has a 1.70 ERA and .208 opponents batting average over innings 1-3 and a 5.50 ERA and .266 opponents average from the fourth inning on…his .270 opponents batting average broke down to .250 (13-for-52) against left-handed hitters compared to .277 (44-for-159) against right-handers…issued seven of eight walks to righties…went 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and .182 opponents batting average in four starts during the day, 2-2 with a 5.29 ERA and .321 opponent average in seven starts at night…is now 18-5 with a 3.22 ERA and .212 opponents batting average in 36 career day games compared to 21-26 with a 4.24 ERA and .268 opponents average in 61 career starts at night…was 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA and .232 opponents batting average in five starts in Oakland, 1-2 with a 5.02 ERA and .302 opponents average in five starts on the road…is now 21-13 in his career in the Coliseum compared to 18-18 on the road…was 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in five interleague starts compared to 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts against the American League…however, is 5-8 with a 4.03 ERA in 19 career starts against the National League compared to 34-23 with a 3.80 ERA in 78 games against the AL…had a .204 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .327 with seven of his eight walks after that… had a .281 batting average against batters leading off an inning but issued just one walk (.293 on-base percentage)…yielded a .222 average with the bases empty, .373 with runners on…opponents hit .375 with runners in scoring position and were 7-for-15 (.467) with RISP and two outs… entered the season with a .227 career opponents average with RISP, including .199 with RISP and two outs…allowed a .248 opponents average and four of his seven home runs with two strikes… was charged with five unearned runs, which tied for eighth most in the majors…tossed fewer than six innings in nine of his 11 starts…was 0-3 in four starts with two runs of support or fewer, 4-0 in seven starts with three or more…is now 4-29 in 47 career starts with two runs of support or fewer, 35-2 in 49 starts with support of three or more…the A’s were 7-4 (.636) in his starting assignments and are 11-5 (.688) over the last two years.
OAKLAND: Began the season as the A’s number two starter and took the loss in each of his first two starts, going 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in July…his first loss on July 25 against Los Angeles (AL) was his first since Aug. 19, 2018 against Houston and it snapped a career-high tying five-game winning streak…lost again on July 31 at Seattle when he allowed a season-high five runs in 4.1 innings…it was the first time he lost consecutive decisions since May 25-30, 2018…then went 2-0 with a 5.06 ERA in five starts in August…walked three batters Aug. 10 at Los Angeles (AL), his only outing with more than one walk…also allowed a season-high seven hits in a season-low 2.2 innings in that contest…had his third straight no decision on Aug. 15 at San Francisco, giving him an 0-2 record, a 7.65 ERA and .325 opponents batting average over his first five starts…then won each of his next four starts from Aug. 20-Sept. 10…allowed one earned run in each start and compiled a 1.61 ERA and .210 opponents average during the winning streak, which fell one short of his career high of five…tossed a season-high 7.0 innings Sept. 10 against Houston…retired each of the first 15 batters he faced before Reddick doubled to lead off the sixth…struck out a season-high seven batters on Sept. 15 at Colorado but was the losing pitcher in the A’s 3-1 loss… it snapped his four-game winning streak and it also snapped an eight-game winning streak in the month of September…it was his first September loss since Sept. 12, 2017 at Boston…tossed a season-high 91 pitches in his final start on Sept. 23 at Los Angeles (NL)…went 2-1 with a 3.04 ERA and .216 opponents batting average in four starts in September and is now 10-3 with a 2.17 ERA (24 er in 99.1 ip) in 17 career starts in September…the wins are his most for any month and his ERA is his lowest…was on the A’s roster for the American League Wild Card Series but did not pitch…started and lost Game 2 of the ALDS against Houston on Oct. 6 at Dodger Stadium (4.1 ip 5 h, 4 r, 4 er, 1 bb, 2 so, 2 hr).
Began the season on the 60-day injured list as he continued his recovery from Sept. 19, 2018 surgery on his left shoulder…went 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA and .222 opponents batting average in eight rehab starts before he was reinstated from the IL Sept. 1…made five starts with Oakland and was 4-0 with a 1.21 ERA and .160 opponents batting average…the ERA was second lowest in the majors among pitchers with 25 or more innings pitched (Yates SD, 1.19) and fifth lowest in Oakland history…using the same minimum, the batting average was third lowest in the majors and sixth lowest in Oakland history…allowed two runs or fewer in all five starts, including one run or fewer four times, and four hits or fewer four times…struck out 30 batters in 29.2 innings and walked just seven (2.12 per nine innings)…had a .229 opponents on-base percentage and .280 slugging percentage…his opponents batting average broke down to .129 (8-for-62) against right-handed hitters compared to .211 (8-for-38) against left-handers…however, issued six of his seven walks to righties…yielded two of his three home runs to righties and has surrendered 54 of his 62 career homers to right-handers…now has a .216 opponents batting average and .584 OPS in his career against lefties, .252 with a .734 OPS against righties…opponents were 3-for-31 (.097) with runners on base, 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-8 with RISP and two outs…all three of the home runs he allowed were solo shots…did not allow a run in innings one through four (20.0 ip) and opponents were 8-for-63 (.127)…had a 3.72 ERA and .216 opponents average from the fifth inning on…was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in three starts during the day, 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts at night…is now 16-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 32 career day games, 19-24 with a 4.13 ERA in 54 starts at night…yielded a .073 batting average with two strikes…did not allow a hit to the opponent's eight (0-for-9) or nine (0-for-10) hitter…went 4-0 in four starts with three runs of support or more…is now 4-26 in 43 career starts with two runs of support or fewer, 31-2 in 42 starts with support of three runs or more…picked up the win in his only start against an American League Central team and now has an eight-game winning streak against the Central dating back to Aug. 23, 2016…is 9-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 12 career starts vs. AL Central teams.
Made his first MLB start of 2019 at New York (AL) on Sept. 1 and had a no decision in the A's 5-4 loss…it was his first Major League appearance since Aug. 24, 2018 at Minnesota…tossed five scoreless innings and allowed just one hit while walking three…then picked up the win in each of his final four starts to extend his winning streak to a career-high tying five games dating back to Aug. 24, 2018 (also May 20-June 10, 2017)…has a 1.04 ERA and .178 opponents batting average during the winning streak, which spans six starts…his last loss came on Aug. 19, 2018 against Houston…struck out a career-high tying 10 batters in season-high 7.0 innings in his sec-ond start on Sept. 8 against Detroit and was the winning pitcher in the A's 3-1 victory…it was his third career 10-strikeout game (last: April 21, 2018 vs. Boston)…tossed 6.0 scoreless innings to defeat Texas 6-1 on Sept. 15…finished September with a 4-0 record and a 1.21 ERA in five starts… ranked second in the AL in opponents OPS in September (.509), third in ERA and tied for third in wins…it was the second time he won four games in a month in his career (April 2018)…is now 8-2 with a 1.90 ERA in 13 career starts in September…made his postseason debut with a start in the American League Wild Card Game Oct. 2 against Tampa Bay…was the losing pitcher in the A's 5-1 loss in Oakland (2.0 ip, 4 h, 4 r, 4 er, 5 so)…it matched the second shortest start of his career…surrendered three home runs after yielding two home runs or fewer in each of his 86 career regular season appearances.
MINORS: Started his rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton July 8 and was 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA in three starts when he was transferred to Triple-A Las Vegas July 23…went 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA in two starts with the Aviators before his rehab assignment was halted on Aug. 2 due to a strained right oblique…returned to action Aug. 13 and went 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA over his final three starts…was 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA and .222 opponents batting average in eight rehab starts overall…struck out 53 batters in 36.1 innings (13.13 per nine innings) and walked 10 for a strikeout- to-walk ratio of 5.3…his opponents batting average broke down to .214 (9-for-42) against left-handed hitters compared to .226 (21-for-93) with five of his six home runs and eight of his 10 walks against right-handed hitters…allowed a season-high six runs on a season-high seven hits in a season-low 2.1 innings in a 9-6 loss to Visalia in his first start on July 8…also tossed 2.1 innings and took the loss in his next start July 13 at Rancho Cucamonga…logged 3.2 scoreless innings in his final start with the Ports on July 18 against Lancaster…was charged with the loss in his first start with Triple-A Las Vegas on July 24 against El Paso and followed that up with a no decision July 30 against New Orleans…struck out 10 batters in 5.2 innings Aug. 13 at Omaha, his first of two 10-strikeout games…combined with Ben Bracewell and J.B. Wendelken on a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 Las Vegas win at Tacoma in his final start on Aug. 23…tossed a season-high 7.0 innings and struck out a season-high 12 on a season-high 99 pitches.
Was 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA and .232 opponents batting average in 27 starts before going on the disabled list Aug. 26 with a shoulder injury …underwent surgery Sept. 19 and missed the remainder of the season…his ERA, opponents batting average, on-base percentage (.278), slugging percentage (.385) and OPS (.663) where the lowest of his three seasons…also had career lows in strikeouts per nine innings (6.05) and walks per nine innings (1.79) and had a career-high 3.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio…had a career-high 160.2 innings pitched and 21 home runs and matched his best in wins…based on a minimum of 150 innings, he had the fifth fewest walks per nine innings in the American League, the seventh lowest on-base percentage and the 10th lowest OPS… using the same minimum, he had the ninth fewest walks per nine innings in Oakland history, the 10th lowest on-base percentage and 10th best strikeout-to-walk ratio…led the A's in wins, starts, innings, strikeouts (108), hits (141), runs (67), home runs (21) and losses (9)…this marked the second consecutive season, fourth time in Oakland history (also 1996-97) and fifth time in Athletics history (1957) the A's did not have a pitcher with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title…it was just the sixth time in Oakland history the A's did not have a pitcher with at least 30 starts in a non-strike season (1979, 1986, 1996-97, 2017)…his nine losses match the fewest by a team-leader in a non-strike season in Oakland history (Hudson, 2001) and the 27 starts and 108 strikeouts were the fewest by an A's team leader since Steve Karsay had 24 starts and 92 strikeouts in 1997…went 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA and .134 opponents batting average over his first six starts through the end of April, 1-4 with a 7.18 ERA and .295 opponents average in six starts in May, 5-1 with a 3.12 ERA and .231 opponents average over his next 11 starts from June 5 to Aug. 1 and 2-2 with a 5.12 ERA and .316 opponents batting average over his final four starts… his .232 opponents batting average broke down to .231 (112-for-485) against right-handed hitters compared to .236 (29-for-124) against left-handers…surrendered 19 of his 21 home runs to righties and has allowed 52 of his 59 career home runs to righties…has a .746 career OPS against righties, .586 against lefties…opponents hit .197 with a .254 on-base percentage and .306 slugging percentage when leading off an inning…had a .193 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .255 after that…allowed a .189 batting average with two strikes…held the bottom four hitters in the order to a .174 average…was 6-1 with a 3.44 ERA in 11 starts during the day, 6-8 with a 3.69 ERA in 16 starts at night…is now 14-4 with a 3.49 ERA (67 er in 172.2 ip) in 29 career day games, 17-24 with a 4.20 ERA (136 er in 291.1 ip) in 52 starts at night…received a total of eight runs of support in his nine losses (1.61 RSA) and has 28 runs of support in his 28 career losses (138.0 ip, 1.83 RSA)... received two runs of support or fewer in 14 of his 27 starts and was 2-8 in those games…was 10-1 in his other 13 starts…is now 4-26 in 42 career starts with support of two runs or fewer, 27-2 in 38 starts with support of three or more…went 7-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 13 starts on the road and tied for 10th in the AL in road wins…went 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four starts against AL Central teams and now has a seven-game winning streak against the Central dating back to Aug. 23, 2016…is 8-2 with a 2.50 ERA (19 er in 68.1 ip) in 11 career starts against AL Central teams…was 11-5 with a 3.18 ERA and .213 opponents batting average in 20 starts against AL teams compared to 1-4 with a 5.00 ERA and .292 opponents average in seven interleague starts…the interleague starts tied for second most in a single season in Major League history (Peavy, CWS-BOS in 2013 had 9)…no other Oakland pitcher has made more than five interleague starts in a season…the losses set an Oakland interleague record and tied for the most in the majors in 2018…is now 3-7 with a 4.28 ERA (36 er in 75.2 ip) in 14 career starts against the National League, 28-21 with a 3.87 ERA (167 er in 388.1 ip) in 67 games against the AL…averaged 14.8 pitches per inning, which was the lowest mark in the AL among pitchers with 150 or more innings pitched…tied for second in the AL in most sacrifice hits allowed (4), tied for sixth in opponents reaching on an error (8) and tied for 10th in wild pitches (9)…walked two batters or fewer in 24 of his 27 starts.
OAKLAND: Allowed one run in 7.2 innings in his first start on March 30 against Los Angeles (AL) and one run in 8.0 innings in his second start on April 4 against Texas to become the first A's pitcher on an Opening Day roster to start the season with back-to-back outings of seven innings or more and one run or fewer since Steve Karsay in 1994…won three consecutive starts from April 15 to 27 and allowed just two runs (one earned) on six hits over that stretch (0.39 ERA, .078 opponents batting average)…allowed two hits in seven innings at Seattle April 15 and then nohit Boston on April 21 to become the first A's pitcher with back-to-back starts of seven innings or more and two hits or fewer since Barry Zito (July 9-15, 2005)…shutout the Red Sox 3-0 in the no-hitter…walked two and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts…walked Betts to start the game but then retired 14 straight before Leon reached on a Semien error…set down the next 12 before walking Benintendi with two outs in the ninth…then got Ramirez to hit into a gameending force out…the no-hitter was his first career complete game…it came in his 59th game and 58th start and his streak of 57 consecutive starts without a complete game was fourth longest in Oakland history…the shutout came in the A's 21st game of the season and it was the earliest nine-inning shutout by an Athletic since Barry Zito on April 18, 2003 vs. Texas, the A's 17th game of the season…it was the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history and the 12th in Athletics history… it was the earliest by date (Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968 vs. Minnesota) and second earliest by game number (Chief Bender, May 12, 1910 vs. Cleveland, game 18)…it was the 10th no-hitter in Coliseum history (six by A's, four by opponents)…it was the first since Dallas Braden's perfect game on May 9, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay…is the third Oakland pitcher to strikeout 10 or more in a no-hitter (Dave Stewart had 12 and Catfish Hunter had 11)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Red Sox .895 winning percentage entering the game was the highest in Major League history by a team that was no-hit at least five games into the season…the last pitcher to no hit a team that led the majors in runs per game entering the game was the A's Dave Stewart, who did it against Toronto on June 29, 1990 (also Elias)…was named American League Co-Player of the Week for the week of April 16-22 along with Manny Machado for his efforts…it was his first Player of the Week award…allowed a fourth-inning single to Correa in his first start after the nohitter on April 27 at Houston, snapping his streak of consecutive hitless innings at an Oakland record 14.0…broke the previous mark of 13.0 held by John "Blue Moon" Odom from June 1-7, 1968…opponents went 0-for-47 off him during the hitless streak…went 4-1 with a 1.00 ERA and .130 opponents batting average in five starts in April…led the AL in ERA and opponents batting in April and tied for the lead in wins…was named AL Pitcher of the Month in April, his first Pitcher of the Month honor…it was the first time in his career he won four games in a month and the four wins match the most by an A's pitcher in the month of April over the last 28 years (ninth time, last: Triggs in 2017)…his ERA tied for the fourth lowest in any month in Oakland history among pitchers with 30 or more innings pitched…it was the lowest since Cory Lidle had a 0.20 ERA in Aug., 2002…had a .395 OPS and is the fourth pitcher in Oakland history with an OPS under .400 in a month with a minimum of 100 batters faced (.358, Lidle in Aug. 2002; .376, Torrez in Sept. 1976; .390, Ontiveros in June 1987)…then went 1-4 with a 7.18 ERA and .295 opponents batting average in six starts in May…tied for the AL lead in May losses and had the second highest ERA (Giolito, CWS 7.36)…it was the second time he lost four games in a month in his career (Aug. 2016)…yielded four runs on six hits in a 4-1 loss at Seattle May 3 to snap a season-opening streak where he allowed two runs or fewer and tossed five innings or more in each of his first six starts…that tied for the third longest such season-opening streak in Oakland history…it was the longest since Dave Stewart had a seven-game streak in 1990…surrendered a home run May 3 to begin a streak of nine consecutive starts from May 3 to June 16 in which he allowed a home run (10 home runs total)…that matched the longest streak by an Athletic over the last 30 years…had a four-game winning streak from June 16 to July 15…compiled a 3.25 ERA and .226 opponents batting average over that six-start stretch…was 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA and .202 opponents batting average in five starts in the month of June and is now 8-2 with a 3.27 ERA (31 er in 85.1 ip) in 14 career starts in the month…yielded a season-high nine hits in a 3-1 loss at Colorado July 27 but singled off Kyle Freeland in the second inning for his first Major League hit…went 3-3 with a 4.45 ERA and .314 opponents batting average over his final six starts…allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings for the loss on Aug. 19 against Houston, snapping a 12-game winning streak in day games…it was his first loss during the day since April 9, 2017 at Texas…tossed 5.0 innings without allowing an earned run to win at Minnesota Aug. 24 but it would be his final start of the season…was placed on the disabled list Aug. 26 with left shoulder inflammation…underwent arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder Sept. 19 at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles…the surgery, a subacromial decompression, acromioplasty and posterior labral repair, was performed by Dr. Neil ElAttrrache.
Compiled a 12-10 record and a 4.37 ERA in 29 starts in his second season in the majors…went 1-3 with a 5.52 ERA and .179 opponents batting average over his first six starts, 7-2 with a 2.92 ERA and .246 opponents average over an 11-start span from May 20 to July 16 and 4-5 with a 5.55 ERA and .328 opponents average over his final 12 starts…led the A's in wins, games started, innings pitched (158.2), strikeouts (140), hits (167), walks (55) and hit batters (10)…this marked just the third time in Oakland history (Wengert, 161.1 ip in 1996 and 134.0 ip in 1997) and fourth time in Athletics history (Garver, 145 ip in 1957) the A's did not have a pitcher with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title…it was just the fifth time in Oakland history the A's did not have a pitcher with at least 30 starts in a non-strike season (Karsay, 24 in 1997; Wengert, 25 in 1996; Young, 27 in 1986; Langford, 29 in 1979)…now has 264 career strikeouts, which are third most in Oakland history by a pitcher in his first two seasons in the majors (Hudson, 301; Zito, 283), and 19 wins, which are tied for sixth most…allowed a .268 opponents batting average, including .227 (30-for-132) against left-handed hitters compared to .279 (137-for-491) against right-handers… surrendered 16 of his 18 home runs and issued 49 of his 55 walks to righties…had a .593 OPS against lefties, .809 against righties…now has a .207 (48-for-232) career batting average and .565 OPS against lefties compared to .271 (254-for-936) with a .783 OPS against righties…went 6-3 with a 4.19 ERA in 13 starts in Oakland and allowed just five home runs in 68.2 innings (0.66 per nine innings)…was 6-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 starts on the road and yielded 13 home runs in 90.0 innings (1.30 per nine innings)…is now 11-6 with a 3.55 ERA (60 er in 152.0 ip) in 27 career games at home, 8-13 with a 4.70 ERA (79 er in 151.1 ip) in 27 starts on the road…was 6-1 with a 3.57 ERA and .230 opponents batting average in 11 starts during the day compared to 6-9 with a 4.89 ERA and .292 opponents average in 18 starts at night…tied for sixth in the American League in day wins…is now 8-3 with a 3.53 ERA (41 er in 104.2 ip) in 18 career day games, 11-16 with a 4.44 ERA (98 er in 198.2 ip) in 36 starts at night…was 7-5 with a 3.76 ERA and .229 opponents batting average in 16 starts before the All-Star Break, 5-5 with a 5.23 ERA and .317 opponents average in 13 starts after the break…allowed eight home runs in 93.1 innings before the break, 10 in 65.1 innings after the break…12 of the 18 home runs he allowed were solo shots…allowed a .160 batting average with two strikes…held the three hitter in the batting order to a .216 batting average but the two hitter batted .377…now has a .207 (28-for-135) career average against the three hitter…went 5-7 against AL West competition, 7-3 against all other teams…yielded 43 of his 88 runs over the first two innings of his starts…had a 5.91 ERA over the first two innings of a game, a 3.08 ERA over innings three through five and a 7.13 ERA in the sixth inning…did not allow a run after the sixth inning (8.2 ip)…tied for third in the AL in pickoffs (4), tied for fifth in triples (5) and tied for seventh in unearned runs (11) and hit batters (10)…received no runs of support in four of his 10 losses.
OAKLAND: Struck out a career-high 10 batters in just 5.1 innings in his second start of the season April 9 at Texas…became just the sixth pitcher in Oakland history to strike out 10 or more in fewer than six innings, the first since Rich Harden on Sept. 5, 2011 against Kansas City (10 so in 5.0 ip)… however, took the loss in an 8-1 decision…tossed 5.0 hitless innings in his next start April 15 against Houston but walked a career-high five batters and yielded two runs…is just the second A's pitcher since at least 1913 to toss five or more hitless innings and allow a run (Chris Codiroli, June 27, 1986 against Chicago)…became the first MLB pitcher since at least 1913 with the following pitching line: 5.0 ip, 0 h, 2 r, 1 er, 5 bb, 6 so… left with a 5-2 lead but ended up with a no decision as the bullpen allowed eight runs over the final three innings for the blown save and loss in a 10-6 decision…it was the first of three times the bullpen blew a save in one of his starts (July 22 at NYM, July 27 at Toronto)…allowed five hits in 6.0 innings April 21 against Seattle to extend his season-opening streak of consecutive starts with five innings or more and five hits or fewer to four…that matched the second longest such streak in Oakland history and was the longest since Chad Gaudin also had a four-game streak in 2007…left his start on April 26 at Los Angeles (AL) after just 2.0 innings with tightness in his left shoulder…was 1-2 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 30 retroactive to April 27 with a strained left shoulder…made one start on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville May 9 against El Paso and had a no decision in the Sounds 8-6 loss (4.0 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 5 so, 72 pitches)…was reinstated May 15…walked a career-high tying five batters but yielded just two hits in 5.0 innings that day in a 6-5 loss to Seattle…defeated Boston May 20 to start a career-high five-game winning streak that spanned five starts through June 10…compiled a 1.97 ERA and .193 opponents batting average during the streak and issued just seven walks in 32.0 innings (1.97 walks per nine innings)…finished May with a 3-1 record, a 2.63 ERA and .167 opponents batting average in four starts…allowed six hits June 10 in the second game of a doubleheader at Tampa Bay…that snapped a streak of 16 consecutive games with five hits or fewer and two innings pitched or more from Aug. 23, 2016 to June 5, 2017…that tied for the third longest such streak by a Major League pitcher since at least 1913…it is the longest by an AL pitcher…had a career-high tying three-game losing streak from Aug. 1 to 18…compiled an 11.37 ERA and .415 opponents batting during the streak, which spanned four starts…tossed fewer than four innings in three consecutive starts from Aug. 1 to 12…is the first A's starting pitcher to toss fewer than four innings in three consecutive starts over the course of one season since Miguel Jimenez did it from April 30-May 12, 1994…faced seven batters and allowed six hits and a walk while pitching a career-low 0.1 innings in a 12-5 loss to Baltimore on Aug. 12 in Oakland…became the fourth pitcher in Oakland history to face seven or more batters in a game and have each batter reach safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch…went 1-3 with a 9.17 ERA and .391 opponents batting average in five starts in August…tied for fifth in the AL in losses in August…the opponents batting average was the highest in the AL among pitchers with 15 or more innings in August and the ERA was third highest…struck out just seven batters in 17.2 innings, an average of 3.57 per nine innings…is now 3-7 with a 5.75 ERA (33 er in 51.2 ip) in 11 career starts in August…then went 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in five starts in September and is 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA (12 er in 46.0 ip) in eight career starts in the month…tossed a career-high 116 pitches for his 10th win of the season Sept. 6 against Los Angeles (AL)…allowed seven runs on a career-high tying 11 hits in 3.2 innings in an 11-1 loss at Boston Sept. 12…was scratched from his scheduled start Sept. 23 against the Rangers with a left upper back strain…returned to make his final start Sept. 28 at Texas and allowed one unearned run in 6.2 innings for the win.
Made his Major League debut with the A's following an April 29 promotion and went 7-9 with a 3.86 ERA in 25 games, including 24 starts…ranked second among American League rookies in strikeouts (124), innings pitched (144.2) and games started and tied for fifth in wins…the strikeouts tied for sixth most in Oakland history by a rookie…allowed a .248 opponents batting average and walked 37 batters for a .298 on-base percentage…was 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA and .282 opponents batting average in nine starts when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 14 with a left pronator strain…was reinstated June 29 and went 5-5 with a 2.74 ERA and .229 opponents batting average in 16 games, 15 starts, following his return…his ERA following his return from the DL was fifth lowest in the AL…his opponents batting average included .180 (18-for-100) against left-handed hitters compared to .263 (117-for-445) against right-handers…based on a minimum of 140 innings pitched, the mark against lefties was second lowest in the AL and the lowest in Oakland history (previous: .185, Norris, 1980)…allowed 17 of his 20 home runs and issued 33 of his 37 walks to righties for a .754 OPS…had a .526 OPS against lefties, which was second lowest in the AL and in Oakland history (.504, Norris, 1980)…opponents hit .192 with runners in scoring position, which was third lowest in the AL among pitchers with 140 or more innings pitched…had a .152 average with RISP and two outs…held the three hitter to a .197 average, which was fifth lowest in the AL…went 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA and .220 opponents batting average in 13 games after the All-Star Break after going 3-5 with a 5.24 ERA and .278 opponents average in 12 starts before the break…had the fifth lowest post-break ERA in the AL…was 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) at home compared to 2-6 with a 4.99 ERA in 11 starts on the road…had the fifth lowest home ERA in the AL…had a 1.59 ERA and .210 opponents batting average over innings one through three and a 6.21 ERA and .283 opponents batting average from the fourth inning on…among pitchers with 20 or more innings, he had the lowest first inning ERA in the majors (1.13) and the fourth lowest second inning ERA (1.44)…his first inning ERA was third lowest in Oakland history using the 20 inning minimum…13 of his 20 home runs came after his 60th pitch in a game…yielded a .430 batting average and .733 slugging percentage when the opponents put the first pitch in play but had a .157 opponents average with two strikes…received one run of support or fewer in 10 of his 24 starts and went 0-6 with a 3.90 ERA in those contests…in his four no decisions with support of one run or fewer, he has scoreless outings of 8.0 innings, 7.0 and 6.0 and one outing where he allowed one run in 7.0 innings…tied for eighth in the AL with three pickoffs and opponents were successful in 3-of-7 (42.9%) stolen base attempts off him…the A's were 11-13 (.458) in his starting assignments…walked two batters or fewer in 19 of his 24 starts and allowed two runs or fewer 13 times.