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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Sonny Gray surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in five innings to take a loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Gray gave up five singles in the first, four of them coming consecutively with two outs in the frame. Those and a passed ball accounted for the first four runs. The fifth run scored in the fifth, courtesy of a walk, a single and a fielder's choice. Gray certainly could have had a better day with some luck, though with the way the A's were playing, it probably would have been a loss just the same. Gray is 0-2 in his last five starts and 1-6 in his last 10. Sep 18 - 7:19 PM

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Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of two-run ball Saturday against the Mariners.

Gray held serve with Hernandez, even outlasting King Felix by an inning. It wasn't enough to get him a decision, but it helped the A's get a much-needed win in the 10th. Gray remains just 1-5 in his last nine starts, which is partly due to a decline in performance but also because the A's just aren't scoring runs.
Sep 14 - 12:58 AM

Sonny Gray allowed three runs -- two earned -- and four hits over seven innings Monday against the White Sox.

Though the trainer came out to look at Gray late in the outing, the right-hander was allowed to continue and didn't seem to be laboring at all. Gray ended up leaving with a one-run lead, but that was blown in the ninth. He's won just one of his eight stats since the trade deadline, but that's hardly all his fault.
Sep 9 - 12:01 AM

Sonny Gray got kicked around by the Mariners on Tuesday, allowing six runs across five innings in a loss.

Gray walked two batters and he struck out two more. It was a rather surprising train wreck of an outing: He came into the day 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA in three outings versus Seattle this year. The 24-year-old right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA in July, but regressed to a 1-4 mark and 4.38 ERA last month. We -- and Billy Beane -- are crossing our fingers that he hasn't run out of gas. Gray will take a 13-8 record, 3.25 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into next week's matchup against the White Sox.
Sep 3 - 1:02 AM

Sonny Gray gave up six hits and allowed three runs against the Angels on Thursday.

Gray was victimized by the bottom portion of the Angels lineup. He allowed an RBI single to Erick Aybar in the second and a few batters later, Gordon Beckham drove in two. He struck out six and walked three as he managed his way through seven innings. Following a sterling 5-0 July, Gray is just 1-4 in August. These kinds of hiccups are to be expected of a second-year pitcher, as he learns how to pace himself through a full season. Despite the rough month, Gray still boasts a 3.03 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .233 BAA. Gray will try to make his September a good one, starting with his scheduled start against the Mariners in a few days.
Aug 29 - 1:58 AM

Sonny Gray fired another gem, holding the Angels to three runs on six hits over 8 1/3 innings in Friday's 5-3 victory.

Bob Melvin gave the youngster a short leash in his bid to work a complete game, hustling out of the dugout once he surpassed 100 pitches, and Sean Doolittle allowed one of the starter's runners to score, muddying his ledger a bit. Gray, who walked two and struck out five, has completed at least six innings in 22 out of 26 starts. The right-hander entered on a four-game losing streak (4.94 ERA); he had only lost two straight one time over his first 31 starts. Gray (13-7, 3.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) heads east to tangle with Houston next time around.
Aug 23 - 1:08 AM

Sonny Gray surrendered four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the A's lost to the Braves.

Gray only walked one batter and he struck out five, but the Atlanta offense wore him out with seven singles and a double. He's now been average or worse in three straight outings, but the 24-year-old right-hander still owns a sparkling 2.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 138/57 K/BB ratio in 162 2/3 innings this season. A date with the Angels is next.
Aug 16 - 10:29 PM

Sonny Gray yielded seven runs -- six earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday as the A's fell to the Rays.

It was a rare bad outing for Gray, who walked four and gave up 10 hits. He had an outstanding July and still boasts a 2.87 ERA on the year. The right-hander should be able to bounce back next time out in Kansas City.
Aug 6 - 6:51 PM

Sonny Gray took a tough loss after holding the Royals to one run and three hits in seven innings Friday.

As Oakland's baseball information manager Mike Selleck pointed out, the A's have been shut out just five times all season, but that four of those have come in Gray's starts. Those shutouts are responsible for three of his four losses.
Aug 2 - 12:42 AM

Sonny Gray tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to guide the A's past the Rangers 5-1 on Saturday.

Gray walked four and gave up seven hits, but he pitched well in situations that required damage control -- as he's done all year. The 24-year-old right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 35 innings this month and should remain a fantasy ace down the stretch. He will take on the Royals at home next week.
Jul 26 - 11:02 PM

Sonny Gray had another fantastic start, holding the Orioles to two runs (one earned) on two hits over 6 2/3 innings as he earned his 11th win of the season on Sunday.

Gray entered the outing having allowed one run or fewer in three consecutive July starts. He was stellar again, allowing only two hits and two walks while striking out eight. The 24-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.72. He has a 1.16 WHIP and a 116/15 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Gray will make his next start in Arlington against the Rangers on Saturday.
Jul 20 - 8:04 PM

Sonny Gray allowed one unearned run over 7 2/3 innings in the Athletics' 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday.

Gray gave up six hits and walked two, striking out five. Gray has now won four straight to run his record to 10-3. The right-hander is emerging as a front-of-the-rotation pitcher this season, owning a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 19 starts. He should continue to pitch well in the season's second half.
Jul 13 - 9:23 PM

Sonny Gray pitched seven innings of one-run ball, scattering six hits, Tuesday in a victory over the Giants.

Gray struck out eight and walked one. He went 2-2 with a 5.50 ERA over six outings before tossing seven innings of one-run ball Thursday against the Blue Jays. It appears as though he's safely back on track. Now 9-3 with a 2.97 ERA overall, Gray closes out the first half in Seattle on Sunday.
Jul 9 - 1:14 AM

Sonny Gray pitched seven innings of one-run ball, scattering four hits, Thursday in a victory over the Blue Jays.

Gray struck out five and walked three in a much-needed positive outing. He had a 1.99 ERA on May 22, but then was whipped to the tune of a 5.50 ERA over his next six starts prior to tonight. Now 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA overall, Gray hosts the Giants next week.
Jul 3 - 11:41 PM

Sonny Gray allowed five earned runs in five innings in a no-decision Saturday versus the Marlins.

The A's won the game in the 14th inning, with Jim Johnson earning the win and Jeff Francis tallying his first career save. Gray gave up seven hits and walked three in the rough outing, but he still owns a cool 3.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 90/37 K/BB ratio in 104 innings this season. He will take on the Blue Jays at home next.
Jun 28 - 9:45 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Adam Dunn
2John Jaso
3Kyle Blanks
4Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz