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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jesse Chavez lasted just five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk.
Chavez did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the afternoon. He danced in and out of trouble all day, with the only run charged to him coming on a David Peralta home run in the third inning. He'll carry a 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 128/42 K/BB ratio into Saturday's showdown against the Mariners. Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

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Jesse Chavez lost versus the Mariners on Tuesday, yielding six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Mariners rallied for three runs in both the fourth and the fifth inning. Chavez allowed two homers in the fourth. In the fifth, he gave up three singles and two walks before departing. Overall, the right-hander served up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. Despite a 7-13 record, Chavez has mostly been reliable out of the rotation, carrying a 4.00 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 122/41 K/BB ratio over 144 innings. He'll face the Angels at home next.
Aug 26 - 1:39 AM

Jesse Chavez held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings Wednesday in the A's 5-2 victory.

Those runs came on a third-inning two-run homer by Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Chavez gave up only one other hit over his eight dominant frames while walking two and fanning six. He'll carry a 3.75 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mariners.
Aug 19 - 6:13 PM

Jesse Chavez fell to 6-12 in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings.

Chavez's nine strikeouts were two off his best K number for the season. He couldn't translate the nice stuff into a win, thanks almost completely to a rough second inning in which the Jays scored all four of their runs against the starter. He allowed an RBI single to Kevin Pillar, then surrendered a three-run home run to Ryan Goins. Frustrating, made even more frustrating by the fact that, for the game, Chavez did not even allow a hit to any of the big Jay bats. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into his next start, a California showdown in Oakland against the Dodgers.
Aug 13 - 3:05 PM

Jesse Chavez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the A's defeat of the Astros.

The only run he allowed was on a fourth-inning solo shot by Preston Tucker. Chavez walked four but also struck out four en route to his sixth win of the 2015 season. He'll carry a 3.73 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next scheduled start on the road against the Orioles.
Aug 8 - 7:01 PM

Jesse Chavez was chased after 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Orioles in Monday's loss.

Chris Davis put Chavez against the ropes early with a three-run home run in the first inning. Caleb Joseph added a two-run blast in the fourth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out only one. It ranks as Chavez's poorest start of the year, but he still holds a 3.88 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/33 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next outing.
Aug 4 - 12:58 AM

Jesse Chavez scuffled Wednesday night against the Dodgers, surrendering three runs over five innings in a no-decision.

Chavez got a gift when opposing starter Clayton Kershaw was scratched before first pitch, but he couldn't capitalize. The 31-year-old hurler hasn't completed seven innings in a month-and-a-half and he'd given up four runs in three of his four July outings before tonight, causing his ERA to jump from 3.02 to 3.53 after tonight's outing. He'll try to turn things around against the Orioles on Monday, kicking off a two-start week.
Jul 30 - 1:40 AM

Jesse Chavez was lifted after allowing four runs in three innings Friday against the Giants.

Chavez took the loss, but he still has a 3.45 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He is a trade candidate with the A's selling, though there's certainly no urgency for the A's to shed his modest his salary. It might actually take a bigger return than the one they got for Scott Kazmir to pry him away.
Jul 25 - 1:47 AM

Jesse Chavez was brilliant in Sunday's victory over the Twins, racking up nine strikeouts over six scoreless innings.

The right-hander allowed just three hits on the afternoon and walked one. With all of the injuries to the A's rotation this season, Chavez has been a lifesaver, compiling a 3.21 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 93/27 K/BB ratio across 106 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this impressive outing when he does battle against the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday.
Jul 19 - 6:59 PM

Jesse Chavez failed to give the A's much length in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Yankees, yielding four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Chavez allowed a solo homer to Brett Gardner in the first inning, then proceeded to give up a run in the third and two in the fourth to finish out the scoring on his line. He struck out three and walked three in what was a generally off performance. Chavez has pitched well for the A's this season and holds a 3.40 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, but he's allowed nine runs in his last 10 innings and the All-Star Break seems to be coming at the right time for the 31-year-old right-hander.
Jul 9 - 4:08 PM

Jesse Chavez didn't pitch well but got a victory anyway, giving up five runs over five innings in an 8-6 win over the Rangers.

The A's were down 5-2 after Chavez threw his final pitch of the evening, but the offense stormed back with four runs in the sixth and another two tallies in the seventh. The righty served up eight hits, walked two and struck out three. Chavez was lucky to pick up a win in this one, but with a 4-6 record and 2.90 ERA, he was due. He'll get the Royals on Sunday.
Jun 23 - 11:54 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched a superb game in Wednesday's 16-2 win over the Padres, striking out 11 over seven innings of one-run ball.

Chavez was playing with a 4-0 lead after one inning and he didn't allow that to go to waste. He limited the Padres to just three hits. The lone run to score against him came when he served up a solo homer to Alexi Amarista in the sixth inning. While his record sits at just 3-6, Chavez is the owner of a 2.52 ERA and 1.09 WHIP and has pitched very well since entering the A's rotation. He'll try to keep on this winning track when he takes to the road against the Rangers in his next start.
Jun 18 - 1:23 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed four earned runs in five innings Saturday as the A's fell to the Red Sox.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and Boston poured on two more runs with some station-to-station baseball in the bottom of the third. Chavez gave up 10 total hits and walked one. He still has a cool 2.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, but the right-hander stands 2-6 for the 23-35 Athletics. Chavez faces the Angels on the road next.
Jun 6 - 7:21 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched superbly across eight innings in a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Chavez scattered seven hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter during his eight innings on the mound. With the stellar outing, he improved to 2-5 and now holds a 2.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He'll face the Red Sox at Fenway in his next start as he tries to pick up his third win.
May 31 - 6:35 PM

Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.

Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 1:08 AM

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