Found October 02, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics had their ticket to the 2012
postseason punched last night, but that wasn’t the only bit of good news they
received. Left-hander Brett Anderson threw a successful bullpen session
yesterday and remains a possibility to start a potential Wild Card play-in game
Friday, reports Jay Lee of MLB.com:
"It went well, so we'll
see how he feels tomorrow," manager Bob Melvin said. "You have to
take that one day by day, but we were encouraged to see him throw all his
pitches. He has a high intensity level in everything he does, so we came away
Anderson is recovering from a strained oblique that has kept him sidelined since the middle of Sept. The 24-year-old threw 50 pitches, 30 during a warm-up and 20 in a simulated
game, prior to last night’s contest against the Texas Rangers. Lee notes that a
big indicator of Anderson’s progress will be how his body responds today to
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt were the stars of the motion picture “Moneyball,” which was nominated for Best Picture and I happened to thoroughly enjoy. As most of you know, the movie is based on the 2002 Oakland A’s and their improbable success. One of the reasons the movie was so enjoyable was the fantastic acting of Hill, who stepped outside of his usual funny guy antics...
What a day, my wife is now in labor!#playoffbaby — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek was probably a bundle of nerves and going through a multitude of emotions on Monday. Not only did the A’s clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 with a 4-3 win [...]
I'm not sure what desperation smells like...but I'm fairly certain it reeks of Axe body spray and looks like this.That's right, gang. Our good friend Jose Canseco is back on the Twitters and this time, he's asking WWE for a job.Sure, the wrestling outfit is known for giving embattled pros second and, even, third chances at legitimacy (both Pete Rose and Mike Tyson...
A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has shown he knows how to joke about his scary head injury. His teammates are now joining in the fun. When Oakland clinched its playoff berth, A's players took to celebrating -- but not before making sure McCarthy was protected. McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive early last month and had to have surgery to treat a fractured skull...
How do you like your vindication?
Is eliminating a team with about three times your payroll good enough?
How about overtaking the two-time defending American League champions, a team with more than twice your payroll?
The Los Angeles Angels are vanquished. The Texas Rangers could be next.
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is back in the postseason, back after many...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two...
Oakland turned to Travis Blackley to stay in the AL West race, and the journeyman left-hander pushed the A's into a tie with the Texas Rangers with one game remaining. Blackley's outstanding outing was fitting. Expectations were low, after two starts in which he had not made it past the second inning, but he came through, which sums up Oakland's astonishing season....
Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two to go and moved into...
A few weeks ago, I advocated for a wild card play-in game strategy that involved beginning the game with a reliever and relying heavily on a team’s bullpen to get them through. In that scenario, we used the Atlanta Braves as the example of how it could work. Well, we’re not yet to the wild card play-in game, but with Texas and Oakland going head to head for the AL West title...
Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong
bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into
a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game
showdown for the division title with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers
on Tuesday night.
Remember when the Texas Rangers were running away with everything and were on course to be the the Greatest Team in the History of Whatever? Well, this afternoon the As might just take the 2012 American League West title from them. Certainly the biggest factor in the Oakland’s success this year was the incredibly boring Moneyball movie (if only they had used the alternate script...