Found September 03, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
September is here and the Oakland Athletics are making yet another stand in a pennant race. Oakland Manager Bob Melvin has been making a few important calls as the skipper and his team head towards October. Most notably, displaying the young talent in the bullpen and calling up Michael Choice to the big leagues. Sonny Gray has been lighting up the mound lately, even receiving a standing ovation on Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay. Grays numbers are impressive. In 21 innings at home, Gray allowed only 11 hits and a handful of walks for a 2.57 ERA. Although pitcher A.J. Griffin isn’t exactly new, his impressive performance and steady production are. The Athletics were propelled to a victory over Tampa Bay in the most recent series due to a stellar performance from Griffin. With the bullpen in strong shape, Michael Choice has been called up to make an impact offensively. The outfielder has been placed in the DH position to “warm up” to the majors according to skipper Bob Melvin. Choic...

Josh Donaldson dives over tarp during catch

Josh Donaldson on Tuesday forced himself into the play of the year discussion. And he did it while being swallowed whole by the tarp down the third base line. The dive. The catch. The glove raised in the air. All outstanding. Most important, it all makes having to get a tetanus shot worth it. Because who knows what types of disgusting things were awaiting him down there. Thanks...

Josh Donaldson dives over tarp for fantastic catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson made a fantastic catch of a foul ball as he dove over the tarp in front of the third base stands to make the catch during Tuesday night's game at the Coliseum. It happened in the top of the sixth inning as Texas Rangers batter David Murphy hit a high popup foul that drifted to the edge...

Athletics' Coco Crisp with shin contusion, could miss Tuesday

For Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, this is not the reason he wanted his red hot streak to end. NBC's D.J. Short reported Monday evening that Crisp left the Athletics/Rangers Labor Day game in the sixth inning after fouling the ball off of his right shin and developed a contusion. He finished the at bat but did not take the field when the Athletics came...

Oakland A’s 3B Josh Donaldson makes incredible diving catch over tarp (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson made one of the best catches of the year against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Typically the infield tarp can be an obstacle for fielders, but Donaldson actually used it to his advantage. Rangers outfielder David Murphy hit a pop-up in foul […]

Crisp, Vogt power A's over Rays

Coco Crisp and Stephen Vogt homered, A.J. Griffin struck out seven in seven innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of fellow playoff contender Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory Sunday. The A's pulled off a pair of one-run wins before Sunday's result against the Rays, who are right behind Oakland in the AL wild-card race. After Crisp led off the bottom...

Video: Josh Donaldson makes catch of the season

Your browser does not support iframes.Oakland Athletics third basemen Josh Donaldson may have recorded the best catch of the season on Tuesday.With one out and a runner on first, Texas Rangers left fielder David Murphy lifted a high pop up that drifted toward the third base seats.However, Donaldson was able to flag down the ball by diving over the field tarp, and into the wall...

Athletics pull into tie with Texas atop AL West

Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the Oakland Athletics pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West by beating the Rangers 4-2 on Monday. Yoenis Cespedes homered leading off the second inning and Chris Young added an RBI single in Oakland's fourth straight win. David Murphy hit a tying two-run shot...

Josh Donaldson.....swallowed up by the tarp on this sweet diving catch

Oakland's Josh Donaldson makes an unbelievable catch in foul territory...getting swallowed up by the tarp in the sixth inning against the Rangers. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Josh Donaldson makes unbelievable catch between tarp and a hard wall (VIDEO)

Some are already calling it the best catch of the 2013 MLB season. And, after seeing the incredible grab pulled off by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, you might have to agree. With one out and a runner at first, Rangers left fielder David Murphy lifted a high pop fly that drifted...

A’s Josh Donaldson swallowed by tarp, makes amazing diving catch

The Oakland Athletics’ Josh Donaldson had a catch of the year candidate on Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers. Donaldson somehow got to a David Murphy foul ball in between the third-base line tarp and the side panning to make the remarkable catch. However, the Rangers would get the better of the A’s, 5-1, and take a one game lead in the AL West.

Josh Donaldson's absurd catch

Oakland has more foul territory than nearly other ballpark in the league. In the top of the sixth inning, David Murphy of the Rangers hit a pop up down the right field line in that vast foul territory. A's third baseman Josh Donaldson got on his horse, ran to the wall between the crowd and the field, leapt over the tarp, and made the catch, falling between the tarp and the wall...

A’s Sweep Rays Behind A.J. Griffin’s Gem, Timely Hitting


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The Oakland Athletics waited until the last day of the season to win the AL West last year. They're making their move earlier in 2013. A day after pulling even with the visiting Texas Rangers, Oakland can move ahead of them for sole possession of first place on Tuesday night. Coco Crisp's fifth-inning go-ahead home run - upheld by video review - was the difference maker...
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