Jesse Chavez P OAK 11 Days

Jesse Chavez yielded three runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

Chavez will head into the All-Star break with just one quality start in his last four tries, and he's rapidly approaching his career high for innings. We expect that the A's will sent him to the bullpen at some point, though it doesn't figure to happen immediately after the break.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 16 Days

Jesse Chavez worked six shutout innings, striking out nine, in a 5-0 victory against the Giants on Monday.

Chavez scattered four hits and walked two to win his first outing since June 15, and just his third since May 19. The right-hander boated a 2.78 ERA at the end of May, but he'd gone just 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA in six starts since the beginning of June prior to tonight. He gave up a fluky .340 BABIP during that stretch, though his 28/14 K/BB rate in 35 innings was asking for trouble. Having improved to 7-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, Chavez is scheduled to start Saturday in Seattle.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 21 Days

Jesse Chavez surrendered five earned runs over five innings Wednesday in the A's loss to the Tigers.

It was the second straight rough outing for Chavez, who yielded five runs in six innings last Friday against the Marlins. He gave up eight hits and walked four on Wednesday afternoon in Detroit as the A's suffered their third series sweep of the season. Chavez is 6-5 with a 3.23 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the year.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 26 Days

Jesse Chavez lasted six innings and allowed five runs in a 9-5 no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

In a somewhat perplexing outing, Chavez was cruising up 4-0 until the sixth inning, when he allowed all five of the runs on his line. The Marlins only had one extra-base hit in the inning, but they strung together RBI by Garrett Jones, Marcel Ozuna, Donovan Solano, Jeff Mathis and Jeff Baker to put the A's in a 5-4 hole. Oakland later tied the game and took Chavez off the hook before scoring four in the ninth to win 9-5. Even with the rocky outing, Chavez still holds an ERA of 2.94. He will look to rebound against Detroit in his next start.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 1 Month

Jesse Chavez pitched seven scoreless innings in the A's victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Oakland wound up winning in the bottom of the 10th inning on a walkoff RBI single from Coco Crisp. Chavez held the Red Sox to three hits while fanning four. He ran into a few road bumps in late May and early June but has been dominant now in two straight outings. Chavez will carry a 2.71 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into his next start at Miami.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 1 Month

Jesse Chavez allowed one run on five hits over six innings in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Chavez struck out four while not walking a batter in the outing. He's come down a little from his early success, but the right-hander still owns a 2.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 14 starts. He'll take on the Red Sox on Friday.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 1 Month

Jesse Chavez yielded three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits over six innings of a loss against the Angels Monday.

Chavez snuck up on the league in April, going 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts. Pro hitters have started to figure out the converted reliever since that time; he came into tonight having gone 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA in his last six outings. By no means should you feel compelled to drop Chavez in mixed leagues, but he's no longer a must-start. He'll take a take a 5-4 record and 3.04 ERA into Sunday's date in New York against the Yankees.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 Months

Jesse Chavez improved to 5-3, allowing four runs over six innings as the Athletics defeated the Yankees 7-4 on Wednesday.

Chavez had a shaky third inning in which he allowed four runs -- including three on a Jacoby Ellsbury three-run home run -- but otherwise limited the Yankees. Overall, he allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. Chavez has been solid for the A's out of the rotation, currently holding a 3.04 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He'll face the Angels on the road in his next start.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 Months

Jesse Chavez yielded four runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

He allowed one run over the first four innings before the Jays scored three in the fifth thanks to some shaky defense. Chavez has now failed to complete six innings in three out of his last four starts. He has also allowed five home runs over his last three starts. The good news is that he has yet to allow a home run with a runner on base this year. He'll bring a 2.61 ERA into a start against the Tigers next week.

Jesse Chavez P OAK 2 Months

Jesse Chavez allowed two runs in five innings Sunday in a win over the Indians.

It was a given that Chavez would start allowing more homers. However, that's no big deal if they're solo shots -- as both were today -- and the offense is giving you 13 runs of support. Chavez is now 4-1 with his fine 2.54 ERA.