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Andrew Bailey Career Highlights

2012

Andrew Bailey with BostonHighlights: Completed 1st season with the Red Sox...Missed the club's 1st 116 games after starting the season on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from right thumb surgery. Underwent surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb on 4/4...The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland. Combined for a 1.42 ERA (1 ER/6.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and just 1 walk over 6 rehab appearances between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Double-A Portland, and Triple-A Pawtucket from 8/1-12. Activated from the DL on 8/14 and made season debut that night at BAL, facing 2 batters (BB, K)...Appeared in 19 games with Boston to finish out the season, including 14 scoreless tilts...Posted a 1.35 ERA (1 ER/6.2 IP) over 1st 9 appearances from 8/14-9/4 compared to 11.42 (11 ER/8.2 IP) over his final 10 from 9/8-10/2. His 7.04 ERA (12 ER/15.1 IP) was the highest of his major league career (previous 3.24 in 2011), but was limited to a career-low 19 games and 15.1 innings pitched...Posted a 4.50 ERA (4 ER/8.0 IP) at Fenway Park compared to a 9.82 mark (8 ER/7.1 IP) on the road. Held opponents to a .200 clip (4-for-20, RBI) with 2 outs, recording 8 K's in those situations...Opponents hit just .167 (1-for-6) against him with RISP and 2 outs. Converted 6 of 9 save opportunities...Picked up 1st save of the season on 8/24 vs. KC with 1.1 perfect frames, his 1st save overall since 9/28/11 at SEA with OAK and 1st of at least 4 outs since 6/25/11 at PHI (1.1 IP). Saved 5 straight chances beginning with the 8/24 save through 9/18, tossing 5.1 scoreless frames and holding opponents to a .158 clip (3-for-19) with 5 strikeouts in those contests...Blew 2 of his last 3 save opportunities from 9/20-10/2, including a blown save and loss 9/20 at TB after yielding a career-high 5 runs on a career-high 4 hits and a walk in the 9th inning while recording 1 out (2 runs scored on B. Upton's walk-off HR off Padilla). Tossed a scoreless 9th inning on 9/11 vs. NYY for his 1st win since 7/20/10 vs. BOS with OAK.

2011

Andrew Bailey with OaklandHighlights: Led the A's in saves for the 3rd straight year despite missing nearly the 1st 2 months of the season due to injury. ... Converted 24 of 26 (92.3%) save opportunities, the 2nd-best percentage in the AL and the 4th-best mark in Oakland history (min. 20 chances). ... Posted a 3.24 ERA (15 ER/41.2 IP) in 42 outings after beginning the season on the disabled list with a strained right forearm....Was injured during a Spring Training game on 3/14. ... Was activated on 5/29 after tossing 4 scoreless rehab outings with Triple-A Sacramento from 5/20-27 (4.0 IP) ... Made 4 appearances before resuming his duties as closer on 6/10 at CWS. ... Went a perfect 16-for-16 in save chances after the All-Star break ...16 saves were 3rd most in the AL in the 2nd half. ... Tied for 3rd in the AL with a .125 clip (5-for-40) against 1st batters faced. ... Held that group to a .167 OBP, 4th best in the AL. ... Threw a season-high 2.0 innings on 8/31 at CLE, matching a career-high for the 15th time.

2010

Andrew Bailey with OaklandHighlights: Led the A's in saves and was named to the American League All-Star team for the second consecutive year despite missing a month and a half due to injuries...was 1-3 with 25 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 47 relief appearances...was on the disabled list from July 21 to Aug. 21 and did not pitch after Sept. 17... Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on his right elbow Sept. 24 in Florida...ranked 10th in the AL in saves but had just three blown saves...his save percentage of 89.3% was fifth best in the league...now has 51 saves in his two seasons with the A's, converting 87.9% (51 for 58) of his save opportunities... ranks seventh on the Oakland career saves list and his save percentage is third best (minimum 30 save opportunities)...also ranked seventh among AL relievers in opponents on-base percentage (.251) and eighth in opponents slugging (.292)...his 1.47 ERA was third lowest among AL pitchers with 40 or more innings pitched...now has a 1.70 ERA in his career...since the earned run became an official stat (1913 AL, 1912 NL), that is the lowest ERA in Major League history among pitchers with 100 or more innings pitched...allowed one run or fewer in all 47 of his appearances and now has an Oakland record streak of 57 consecutive games with one run or fewer dating back to Sept. 6, 2009...broke the previous mark of 56 set by Dennis Eckersley (Aug. 28, 1988-Sept. 10, 1989)...went 0-3 with 18 saves, three blown saves and a 1.70 ERA before the All-Star Break and was 1-0 with seven saves, no blown saves and a 0.75 ERA after the break...is a perfect 23-for-23 in save opportunities in his career after the break, not blowing a save after June 17 in either of his two seasons...allowed a .199 opponents batting average, which broke down to .195 (15 for 77) against left-handed hitters and .202 (19 for 49) against right-handers... opponents hit .240 with the bases empty and .147 with runners on base, including .143 with runners in scoring position...now has a .148 (17 for 115) career opponents average with RISP, including .108 (7 for 65) with RISP and two outs...allowed 6 of 16 (37.5%) inherited runners to score, while first batters faced were 11 for 43 (.256) with two walks...compiled a 0.78 ERA in 23 outings during the day, a 2.08 ERA in 24 appearances at night...now owns a 0.89 ERA (5 er in 50.2 ip) in his career during day games compared to 2.20 (20 er in 81.2 ip) at night...converted all 16 of his save opportunities against AL East and AL Central teams and is now a perfect 32-for-32 against those teams in his career...tossed at least one inning in 41 of his 47 outings, including a season-high 2.0 three times...recorded four or more outs in five of his saves and now has 12 career saves where he pitched more than one inning.

2009

Andrew Bailey with OaklandHighlights: Made the jump from Double-A to the majors in 2009 and was named American League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA...became the eighth Athletic to win Rookie of the Year honors, the third in the last six years (Bobby Crosby, 2004 and Huston Street, 2005)...was also named as the closer on Baseball Digest's Major League All-Star Rookie Team...assumed the A's closer duties by the end of May and set an Oakland rookie record with 26 saves, breaking the previous mark of 23 set by Street in 2005...it tied for the sixth highest save total by a rookie in AL history...led all Major League rookies in saves (no one else had more than nine) and ranked ninth among all AL relievers...had just four blown saves for a save percentage of 86.7%, which also ranked ninth in the AL...his last blown save came June 16 at Los Angeles (NL) and he converted each of his final 21 saves opportunities...that tied for the second longest save streak in the AL and tied for third longest in the majors...it was the longest ever by an Oakland rookie and is tied for second longest in Oakland history...was named to the AL All-Star team, the only rookie named to either team...led AL relievers and ranked second in the majors with a .167 opponents batting average (Broxton, LAD .165)...it was the fifth lowest mark by a reliever in Oakland history...ranked second among AL relievers and eighth among all AL rookies with 91 strikeouts... that was the 10th best total by a reliever in Oakland history...ranked third among AL relievers with a 1.84 ERA...since the earned run became an official stat in 1913, that was the fourth lowest ERA by any Athletics pitcher with 80 or more innings...also ranked second among AL relievers in opponents on-base percentage (.228), third in innings pitched (83.1) and opponents slugging (.248), tied for fifth in wild pitches (6) and tied for eighth in wins (6)...appeared in 68 games, which ranked third among AL rookies and was the second highest total in Oakland history (71, Aaron Small in 1997)...his .167 opponents batting average included a .146 (20 for 137) mark against left-handed hitters and .185 (29 for 157) against right-handers...the mark against lefties was the lowest in the AL (min. 125 batters faced)... allowed four of his five home runs to lefties, but his .248 slugging percentage was also the lowest in the AL...yielded a .152 average with runners in scoring position and opponents were 3 for 37 (.081) with RISP and two outs...first batters faced hit .125 (8 for 64) with four walks...the batting average was fifth lowest in the AL but was fourth lowest by an A's reliever since 1974...allowed just one run and converted 11 of 12 save opportunities in 17 outings on no days rest (19.1 ip, 0.47 ERA)...had a 2.25 ERA in his other 51 appearances...allowed 8 of 23 (34.8%) inherited runners to score...walked just eight and struck out 53 in 39.0 innings in Oakland and issued 16 walks while striking out 38 in 44.1 innings on the road...had a 0.98 ERA in 23 day games and a 2.26 ERA in 45 night games...compiled a 0.90 ERA in eight interleague appearances but had two of his four blown saves...tossed at least 1.0 innings in 67 of his 68 outings, including a season-high 2.0 innings 11 times...struck out at least two batters 31 times.

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