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Yesterday, Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss crushed a two-run first inning home run off of Yu Darvish, who wasn’t quite himself on Wednesday. The home run was just another example of the one thing that Moss does really, really well: hit home runs off of right handed pitchers. The home run was Moss’ 26th of the year and it’s time to start thinking of him as a quite capable first baseman.
Last year’s surprise A’s team was a surprise mostly because we didn’t know who was on the team. This year, we face much of the same problem thanks to the platoon structure of the big league club. They play matchups and understand the platoon advantage of stacking guys into the lineup that are more likely to get hits against that days’ opposing starter. It’s something with see throughout baseball, but is most obvious with the small market A’s.
In 2012, the A’s got big production out of Chris Carter and Brandon Moss, using almost a straight platoon (both guys received about 290 plate appea
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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...
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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 O.co 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...
Before the Oakland Athletics can activate outfielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list, he has to prove he can make it through batting practice without issue. He's expected to have an opportunity to do just that later this week or early next week, meaning he could be in line to be activated on Tuesday when he becomes eligible, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
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 […]
Jarrod Parker got plenty of home-run help and pitched his way into Oakland's record book, and the surging Athletics pulled into a tie atop the AL West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.
Parker (11-6) allowed two runs in six innings to extend his unbeaten streak to 18 straight starts, eclipsing Catfish Hunter's Oakland mark set from June 2-Sept. 3,...
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...
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...
Oakland's Josh Donaldson makes an unbelievable catch in foul territory...getting swallowed up by the tarp in the sixth inning against the Rangers.
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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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jarrod Parker got plenty of home-run help and pitched his way into Oakland's record book, and the surging Athletics pulled into a tie atop the AL West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.
Parker (11-6) allowed two runs in six innings to extend his unbeaten streak to 18 straight starts, eclipsing Catfish Hunter's Oakland mark set...
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...
After tightening up the AL West race, the Oakland Athletics have a chance to take a slim lead if they can avoid a letdown against the lowly Houston Astros.
The A's have dominated the Astros for much of this season and the starter for Thursday night's series opener, Sonny Gray, played a part with a stellar outing last month.
Oakland (80-59) moved into a tie with Texas atop...