Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 weeks ago

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez will start in place of the injured Sonny Gray against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, according to the team. Chavez, who allowed just one run in his last outing, will face a team that has won 13 of its last 14 games.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 months ago

Chavez struck out four and did not walk a batter, but he allowed four runs on nine hits over 6.1 innings in a losing effort against Seattle on Friday night.

A pair of two-run homers from Logan Morrison and Seth Smith represented all of the damage done against Chavez in Friday's outing. His final start before the All-Star break is scheduled for Thursday against the Yankees in New York.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 months ago

Chavez fell to 4-7 on the season Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks across 5.2 innings against the Royals.

The 31-year-old cruised through five innings but could not escape the sixth, when Kansas City chased him from the game after scoring three times and proceeded to add another two runs. Chavez has struggled to go deep into either of his last two starts, but he still has a 3.02 ERA on the season and will draw a favorable matchup against the Mariners on Friday.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 months ago

Chavez struggled on Tuesday, allowing five runs over only five innings, but was able to get his fourth win.

After a season where Chavez has often lacked for run support while pitching well, the A's offense picked him up on Tuesday. He had allowed only one run through four innings and had retired seven straight headed into the fifth, but he then allowed four runs and five hits in the inning. Chavez has been fantastic since moving into the A's rotation and sits with a 2.90 over 83.2 innings. Chavez is scheduled to next pitch on Sunday at home versus the Royals.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 months ago

Chavez (3-6) struck out 11 while giving up only one run on three hits and one walk in Wednesday's 16-2 demolition of the Padres.

The 11 strikeouts were a career high for Chavez, who has won for only the second time in his last eight starts. Chavez went into the game with the eighth-lowest ERA in the AL but had gotten little to no run support in his previous 10 starts. Against the Padres, however, Chavez got more than enough backing and was dominant as he fanned seven of the first 11 batters and didn't allow a runner past first base until the sixth. Chavez will look to continue his strong showing at the mound when he takes on the Rangers in Texas in his next scheduled start Tuesday.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 months ago

Chavez struck out three and walked two while giving up three runs on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision Friday night against the Angels.

In his three-year stint with Oakland, Chavez has delivered a slightly declining strikeout rate (20.5% K% in 2015) along with a gradually improving walk rate (6.3% BB%). Through 14 appearances this season Chavez has turned in his best ERA (2.79) and WHIP (1.14) as a member of the A's. This season, he's much more likely to stick in the rotation all year as it's doubtful that significant upgrades will be acquired for the rotation in July.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 3 months ago

Chavez got boxed around Saturday, giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk over five innings to drop his record to 2-6. He struck out five.

His 16 inning scoreless streak ended in a hurry Saturday, as the Red Sox hung two runs on Chavez in the first inning and never looked back. He'll take his 2.51 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 56:16 K:BB ratio into his next start on Friday, on the road in Anaheim.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 3 months ago

Chavez was excellent for the second straight start on Sunday against the Yankees, striking out six and walking zero across eight shutout innings en route to his second win of the season.

The 31-year-old's record now sits at just 2-5 on the season, which is puzzling considering he has posted a 2.11 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP through 59.2 innings pitched. Chavez has not allowed a run in his last 16 innings pitched and will look to continue this stretch of dominance on Friday against a struggling Red Sox team.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 3 months ago

Chavez was great on Tuesday night, allowing no earned runs over eight innings, but took a hard-luck 1-0 loss due to an unearned run.

Chavez certainly deserved better, but the combination of the A's offense and defense did him in. A throwing error by Josh Phegley in the first inning allowed a runner to advance to third who then scored on a sacrifice fly for the only run of the game. After starting the year in the bullpen, Chavez has entrenched himself in the A's rotation as he lowered his season ERA to 2.44 with his gem tonight. Chavez will next take the mound on Sunday at home versus the Yankees.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 3 months ago

Chavez struck out six and gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in six innings Thursday against the Rays.

Chavez gave up an RBI double to David DeJesus in the fourth, then a solo shot to DeJesus in the seventh. After giving up a single to Brandon Guyer, Chavez was relieved by Edward Mujica. Guyer stole second and third, then scored on Bobby Wilson's groundout that hit Mujica and broke his right thumb. Chavez was credited with the run and ultimately took the loss on a night when his A's were shut out. The 31-year-old has a 2.89 ERA this season but sports an uninspiring 1-4 record. He'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Tuesday against Detroit.