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The force was strong with the A’s Friday night, or at least so it would seem on Star Wars fireworks night at the O.co Coliseum.
And honestly, I am not sure how else to explain a pair of a misplays in right field by Twins’ outfielder Oswaldo Arcia and a very costly throwing error by third baseman Eduardo Escobar. It was as if the Yoda version of Stomper that toured the Coliseum prior to first pitch was using his Jedi powers on the Twins’ fielders on seemingly routine plays.
The error by Escobar lead directly to three A’s runs that pushed the score to 7-0 in Oakland’s favor. A wild pitch by reliever Ryan Pressly contributed another gift run.
Before errors ever became a factor in this game, though, Yoenis Cespedes provided a power surge with his 25th homer of the season in the second inning. Josh Reddick and Daric Barton each singled home a run in the frame as well to give Oakland a 3-0 lead.
They added a run in the fourth inning on another single by Alberto Callaspo to make it 4-0 bef...
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The season has been a nightmare for the Minnesota Twins, both from an organizational standpoint and from the viewpoint of the team’s fans. It only makes sense that when the team initiated its annual rookie hazing, a long-standing fall tradition in baseball, it only makes sense that it too would give both fans and, well, […]The post Rookie pitcher Cole De Vries hazed by Twins...
Although time is running out for Joe Mauer to appear on a Minnesota Twins lineup card before 2013 is over, general manager Terry Ryan still believes that Mauer can overcome his concussion problems and get back on the field before the end of September. According to MLB.com's Jeff Kirshman, Mauer is responding well to treatment and could potentially rejoin the team when they start...
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.
After Mauer spent three days at home, he returned to the ballpark to do some cardio exercise and leg work. He hasn't resumed baseball activities, but that...
The Oakland A's dugout is full of crap, and that's not just a figure of speech.
With the Minnestoa Twins in town on Saturday, a few inches of raw sewage backed up into the visitors' dugout before the third game of a four-game series.
Twins closer Glen Perkins observed what he described as "potential sewage," and sent out a photo on Twitter.
Minnesota Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham was out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Oakland A's with a sore left foot. He was available for pinch hitting duty off the bench.
As reported by Andrew Pentis of MLB.com, manager Ron Gardenhire had already decided on playing Chris Parmelee in the outfield instead of Willingham on Saturday anyway. Parmelee...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.
"I'm holding out hope, as you know, that we ultimately can get him back on the field, so we're working toward that,"...
Minnesota Twins left-hander Andrew Albers left too many critical pitches over the plate on a night when his fastball was only marginally effective.
Two costly errors behind him didn't help, either.
Albers was hit hard for the third time in his last four starts but was hurt more by the Twins' defense in an 11-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Bay Area rains Saturday morning have wreaked havoc on the Coliseum prior to the A’s-Twins game scheduled to start at 1:05. DON’T WORRY. The above photo is not over the sewage back-up described in the headline. Goodness, no. That would have been nightmare fuel for the rest of your life if it were. But that photo (via Twins pitcher Glen Perkins) actually depicts the flooded visitor’s...
So this is the third and probably final article I’ve written in this vein. If you’re interested in this kind of thing, you can check out the 5 Worst Seasons with 120+ RBI and the 5 Worst Seasons with 20+ Wins. I went back to 1931, the first year that the BBWAA started voting for the MVP award. I was informed by WAR, but it was not decisive. Debate is welcomed.
If the Oakland Athletics continue their power surge against the Minnesota Twins, they could be celebrating a second straight division title late Saturday night.
The Athletics can clinch a share of the AL West title in the afternoon Saturday after homering five times halfway through this four-game home set.
Five different Oakland players have homered in this series, with three going...
With the Minnesota Twins in town, the Oakland A's visitors dugout flooded full of water and possible sewage.
After a downpour that caused the original 1:05 p.m. start time to be pushed back to 3:05, the A’s came out and battered the Minnesota Twins en route to a 9-1 win, pulling themselves one game closer to a second straight American League West title.
It took Jarrod Parker 18 pitches (15 of them to the first two batters) to get through the first, stranding a one-out Brian Dozier infield...
Visitor dugout in Oakland. Probably 4" of standing water/potential sewage. pic.twitter.com/kAZGQx0cfr
— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) September 21, 2013
On the day Coco Crisp earned the Cat Fish Hunter Award, the team’s table-setter delivered the decisive table-clearing shot.
“That was huge,” Sean Doolittle said of Crisp’s go-ahead two-run shot. “When it looked like they were maybe starting to take some of that momentum there in the eighth. For him to hit that home run took the wind out of their sails.”
The Minnesota Twins have begun what could be a difficult ending to a difficult season.
Oswaldo Arcia homered and drove in six RBIs as the Twins lost 11-7 Sunday to the Oakland Athletics, who celebrated a second straight AL West title.
Minnesota could watch two more teams clinch postseason berths against them. The Twins open a three-game series against AL Central-leading Detroit...