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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Sonny Gray held the Angels to just one run on two hits in Wednesday's 9-2 win.
Gray was simply masterful in the outing, especially considering that the Royals knocked him around for 11 hits in his last start. No such problems versus the Angels. He struck out seven and walked two, with the only damage coming on an Eric Aybar RBI grounder in the second. Gray now boasts an ERA of 1.98 and a WHIP of just 0.88. He'll look to do this all over again in his next start, as he'll face the Angels once more. Apr 23 - 1:51 AM

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Sonny Gray was knocked around in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday, surrendering four runs on 11 hits over his six innings of work.

Gray walked just one on the night while whiffing five. Most of the damage against him came on a three-run uprising in the third inning where the Royals strung together a bevy of singles. Even with the rough outing, Gray boasts a 2.11 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 12/3 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings. He'll again search for his second win when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Apr 17 - 10:50 PM

Sonny Gray yielded just two runs -- one earned -- over 7 1/3 innings but the Athletics fell in extra innings to the Mariners on Saturday afternoon.

Gray's only major blemish was a third-inning solo home run by Dustin Ackley. The 25-year-old right-hander was fantastic in his 2015 debut Monday against the Rangers, allowing only one hit over eight scoreless innings. And he pitched very well on Saturday versus Seattle, fanning four batters and issuing only one walk while again pitching into the eighth. Gray will try to stay hot next week at Kansas City.
Apr 11 - 7:46 PM

Sonny Gray held the Rangers to one hit over eight shutout innings in an Opening Day win against the Rangers on Monday.

Gray flirted with a no-hitter through seven innings, but Ryan Rua spoiled it with a single to lead off the eighth. Gray allowed just the one hit and a walk while striking out three. The right-hander showed his 2013 breakout was no fluke, finishing with a 3.08 ERA and a 183/74 K/BB ratio in 219 innings last season. Gray will take on the Mariners at home in his next outing.
Apr 7 - 12:58 AM

Sonny Gray was hammered for six runs over 2 2/3 innings in Wednesday's start against the Brewers.

The Brewers scored in all three innings in which Gray appeared, including scoring four times in the second inning. The right-hander surrendered eight hits, walked three, and did not record a strikeout. Gray has had lackluster results this spring, having allowed 12 runs on 23 hits and five walks while striking out nine in 14 1/3 innings.
Mar 25 - 7:28 PM

Sonny Gray has been named the A's Opening Day starter.

A's manager Bob Melvin made the announcement Monday morning in Arizona. Gray, 25, owns a 2.99 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 250/94 K/BB ratio in 283 career major league innings. He was the obvious choice for Oakland.
Mar 16 - 12:22 PM

Sonny Gray pitched decently in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Brewers, surrendering two runs on six hits over his four innings of work.

The young right-hander racked up four strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. One of the two runs that he allowed left the yard, on a solo shot off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy. Gray hasn't been at his best this spring, registering a 5.68 ERA over 6 1/3 innings, though his 6/0 K/BB ratio is encouraging.
Mar 15 - 7:14 PM

Sonny Gray lasted 2 1/3 innings in his Cactus League outing Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits versus the Diamondbacks.

Gray threw 41 pitches in the outing, yielding a double and a homer among his five base knocks. It was hardly an ideal showing but also nothing to get worked up over. Gray is poised to start on Opening Day for the A's.
Mar 10 - 7:33 PM

Sonny Gray pitched a complete-game shutout against the Rangers Sunday, clinching a spot in the American League Wild Card for the Athletics.

Needing a win to guarantee a playoff spot, Gray took the team on his shoulders. The 24-year-old gave up just six hits, striking out five in the second complete game shutout of his career. The dominant start leaves Gray at 14-10 with a 3.08 ERA to end the season. With his first full year in the books, Gray should only get better in 2015.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Sonny Gray allowed two runs -- one earned -- and three hits over seven innings Tuesday in a loss against the Angels.

Gray struck out 12 in the sharp outing, which featured a run in the second inning on a clever bit of baserunning by Erick Aybar (who had reached third on a throwing error, accounting for the unearned run) and a solo Gordon Beckham homer. Gray is now 0-3 in his last six starts and 1-7 in his last 11. Now 13-10 with a 3.21 ERA, he is scheduled to take the ball in Texas on Sunday, though that could change if Oakland's postseason destiny is decided in advance.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:14:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:19:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:58:00 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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 12:01:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:02:00 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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 01:58:00 AM

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