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Oakland is currently seated in the second of two available wildcard spots heading towards September. With a competitive 71 wins, they are only one game back from AL West leading Texas.
The American League as a whole has seen some pretty stiff competition as of late; Detroit is leading the AL Central with 73, and Boston has the AL East cinched up nicely with 74 wins. Its still anyone’s ballgame heading into playoff baseball and Oakland needs to ramp it up and stay on a winning regimen to ensure playoff candidacy.
Currently the Athletics are duking it out with Tampa Bay to see who will be able to lift themselves out of the wildcard spot and firmly into the playoffs. Tampa Bay has a slight edge with their .577 win percentage over Oakland’s .573.
With players like Sonny Gray and Brandon Moss stepping up recently, and the return of Coco Crisp, the A’s have a chance to put the heat on come September.
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With the 2013 regular season drawing to a close at the end of September, it is easy to start thinking about what changes will be made to the Oakland Athletics dugout in the offseason. This can be a daunting thought seeing as almost all of the A’s in the current lineup have contracts coming due at the end of the season, including some star players. The only player who will definitely...
Throughout his career Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard has been overlooked because of his bifocals and slight frame. Coming into the season, Sogard looked like he would make the team as a 25th man, who would move back and forth between Sacramento and Oakland. However, Sogard was hitting like a man possessed during spring training which led him to become the starting...
The Oakland Athletics looked like they were going to keep pace with the Texas Rangers in the AL West race as they were cruising to a 4-2 win heading into the 8th inning. The vaunted trio of Doolittle, Cook and Balfour were going to mow through the Mariners lineup and A’s fans would go home happy. However, the A’s seemed to transform into the Bad News Bears with a Yoenis...
August has been something of an unflattering month for the otherwise-hot Oakland Athletics. It has been a month marked primarily by numerous road losses against teams that by all accounts should have been defeated; Oakland needs a kick-start.
The winning edge seems to be returning as August draws to a close with the return of Coco Crisp, who has been an agent of chemistry...
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick exited yesterday’s
loss to the Seattle Mariners with a sprained right wrist. Reddick was sent to undergo
an MRI exam on the ailing wrist, and the results have yet to be announced,
according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Reddick suffered the injury while making a diving play in
right field in the seventh inning of yesterday’s contest...
Reality turned from bad to worse last night, when Athletics catcher Derek Norris fractured his left toe in a home plate collision with Seattle's Nick Franklin. As the wreck left both men bruised and battered, the Athletics suddenly find themselves short in an already thin position.
With John Jaso sidelined by continual concussion symptoms and currently a question mark going...
The Oakland A’s appeared to be cruising to a win behind Sonny Gray until it all unraveled in the eighth inning.
Before the game manager Bob Melvin had noted: “His stuff is as good in the eighth inning as it is in the second. His bite on his breaking ball and presence on the mound stay the same.”
Unfortunately, Gray didn’t make it until the eighth. Sean Doolittle started the...
We’ve heard different approaches from different players, and different levels of familiarity with the statistics so far this year, but it looks like Oakland’s Josh Reddick might be in a niche of his own. He knows about these things, and yet he shrugs — he is who he is, and he can’t change himself on […]
All the A's needed was for Stephen Vogt to get seriously hurt and it appeared he did in the sixth inning on Wednesday.
With John Jaso having a concussion and Derek Norris a broken toe Vogt was the only healthy catcher on Oakland's roster so when manager Bob Melvin accompanied by assistant trainer Walt Horn hurried to check on Vogt it was a here-we-go-again moment.
Brandon Moss hit a solo home run over the center-field fence with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night.
Jarrod Parker (9-6) pitched his first career complete game, allowing eight hits. He struck out eight, did not walk a batter and threw 100 pitches.
Josh Donaldson drove in a run for the A's, who have won four...
With All-Star Bartolo Colon on the disabled list Jarrod Parker is now the A's ace - and he really has held that distinction for a month or more.
Parker was at his best again Monday night at the Coliseum throwing his first career complete game in Oakland's 2-1 win over Seattle - a walk-off victory thanks to Brandon Moss' homer to dead center off Carter Capps with one...
After taking an early lead twice over the first four innings, the A’s were figuratively and literally knocked flat on their backs Wednesday afternoon by the Mariners.
A.J. Griffin struggled with his consistency from the mound, and the Oakland bats could not come up with the big hit in an eventual 5-3 loss to Seattle.
“Everything that we did today is what’s wrong with us. We...