|July 24 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 CST3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Balfour streak of 44 successfully converted saves - the sixth longest in big league history - came to an end in the Athletics' 5-4 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Analysis: Balfour had converted all 26 of his save opportunities this season before allowing three hits and two runs to the Astros while recording only one out.
|July 16 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET20:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 CST5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)7:31 PM CT-Balfour is only the second Australian player to be an All-Star.
Analysis: The first was in 1999, when Brewers catcher Dave Nilsson was selected to the game in Boston.
|Feb. 14 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 CST12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Balfour is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday afternoon. The A's made the announcement that the right-hander is expected to miss four to six weeks, and decided to have the procedure now with the hopes of returning for the start of the season.
Analysis: The 35-year-old Balfour went 3-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 24 saves last season for the AL West champions. The A's exercised their $4.5 million contract option for the Australian reliever shortly after the team lost in a five-game division series to the Tigers.
|2001||Min||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.2||3||4||4||2||3||0||2||2.25||13.50||-$2.33|
|2003||Min||1||0||0 - 1||17||1||0||26.0||23||12||12||4||14||2||30||1.42||4.15||$30.50|
|2004||Min||4||1||0 - 1||36||0||0||39.1||35||19||19||4||21||1||42||1.42||4.35||$54.33|
|2007||Mil||0||2||0 - 0||3||0||0||2.2||4||6||6||1||4||0||3||3.00||20.25||-$4.33|
|2007||TB||1||0||0 - 0||22||0||0||22.0||26||15||15||1||16||0||27||1.91||6.14||$18.00|
|2007||Tot||1||2||0 - 0||25||0||0||24.2||30||21||21||2||20||0||30||2.03||7.66||$13.67|
|2008||TB||6||2||4 - 5||51||0||0||58.1||28||10||10||3||24||1||82||0.89||1.54||$146.33|
|2009||TB||5||4||4 - 9||73||0||0||67.1||59||38||36||6||33||0||69||1.37||4.81||$91.33|
|2010||TB||2||1||0 - 1||57||0||0||55.1||43||16||14||3||17||2||56||1.08||2.28||$77.33|
|2011||Oak||5||2||2 - 7||62||0||0||62.0||44||17||17||8||20||1||59||1.03||2.47||$103.00|
|2012||Oak||3||2||24 - 26||75||0||0||74.2||41||21||21||4||28||2||72||0.92||2.53||$178.17|
|2013||Oak||1||3||38 - 41||65||0||0||62.2||48||20||18||7||27||2||72||1.20||2.59||$198.17|
|Career||28||17||72 - 91||463||1||0||473.0||354||178||172||43||207||11||514||1.19||3.27|
|2004||Min||Total||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|2008||TB||Total||0||0||0 - 0||10||0||0||8.2||11||6||6||2||8||3||7||6.23|
|0||0||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.1||2||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||4||0||0||2.1||5||5||5||2||4||0||1||19.29|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.0||4||1||1||0||3||3||2||3.00|
|2010||TB||Total||0||0||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.00|
|0||0||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.00|
|2012||Oak||Total||0||1||1 - 1||2||0||0||1.2||3||1||1||0||1||1||2||5.40|
|0||1||1 - 1||2||0||0||1.2||3||1||1||0||1||1||2||5.40|
|2013||Oak||Total||1||0||1 - 1||3||0||0||3.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||0.00|
|1||0||1 - 1||3||0||0||3.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||0.00|
|Career||1||1||2 - 2||20||0||0||19.2||16||7||7||2||10||4||15||3.20|
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