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Last night’s loss to the Oakland Athletics was understandable; however, it was inexcusable. With the Orioles in Wild Card contention, they gave away a game that should have won.
We all know by now that the Orioles lost to the Athletics 14-9, despite two comebacks against perhaps the hottest team in baseball; alas, close Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the top of the ninth. Oakland just got single-after-single off of Johnson and led to the Baltimore loss.
I was a little galling to see that happen in person with him, but Johnson is one of the better relievers in baseball. He’s one of the crucial reasons why the Orioles are where they are in late July. However, the Orioles had this game in hand, and this loss could be a critical one.
They have the A’s for two more games, then the Yankees, followed by the Rays. If the Orioles falter during the next week and a half, they could be done in terms of their playoff hunt.
The bottom line is that they need to win games they should. They wer...
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In case you haven’t noticed, the Oakland A’s are hot right now. Real hot. Whenever Oakland plays well you have to give them some credit because of their financial handicap. Part of getting hot is playing good defense. While they’ve gotten good pitching, defense has been solid too. Part of that good defensive play has been Josh Reddick’s...
Oakland A’s outfielder, Josh Reddick, is having a career year batting .272 with 22 homeruns and 50 RBI for his surging ball club. However, Reddick’s ninth inning collision with the wall in last nights win over the Baltimore Orioles was indeed a scary moment.
Reddick was playing right field when he ran back and stretched out to make a diving catch for the games last out. Reddick’s...
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is considered day-to-day after having the wind knocked out of him and sustaining an upper back bruise while colliding with the right field wall on the final out of Friday's 14-9 win over the host Baltimore Orioles. Reddick showed no signs of a concussion or head injury, and A's manager Bob Melvin said Reddick will probably not undergo...
On Friday night, Ryan Cook entered the game for the A's in the eighth. He allowed two inherited runners to score and one of his own, blew the lead, and got the final out of the inning. The A's then took the lead back in the ninth. Jerry Blevins replaced him and protected the lead. As you know, Ryan Cook would be credited with the victory. But
Cook was the rule...
BURLINGTON, IA - Oakland A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman is currently in Burlington, Iowa, with the A's Low-A affiliate. Burlington correspondent Bill Seals caught-up with Lieppman for a Q&A. In part one, the two discuss the Bees' pitching staff, Brad Peacock, Max Muncy and the plans for Nolan Sanburn's 2012 debut.
A back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours was decided by one final outburst by the Oakland Athletics.
Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night.
Thanks mostly to Johnson, the Orioles were 41-0 when leading after...
Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter hit two-run homers to back an effective pitching performance by Bartolo Colon, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 Saturday night for their ninth win in 10 games.
Jemile Weeks had three hits and scored twice for the surging A's, who are on course for the best July in franchise history. They're 18-3 (.857) this month,...
Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night in a back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours.
The Athletics led 5-0 in the second inning and 8-6 in the eighth, yet fell behind on each occasion before rallying back.
The Oakland Athletics saw their longest winning streak in almost three years come to an end in their last game, but that doesn't mean their confidence has wavered any.
The Athletics continue their six-game road trip Friday night with the first of three against the Baltimore Orioles.
Oakland's seven-game run was snapped with a 10-4 loss at Toronto on Thursday. After a 16...