Originally written 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...
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