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Following their first loss of the season to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, the A’s took the field looking to get back to their winning ways for an early get-away day game on Wednesday. A 4-3 victory on the strength of a pair of homers and solid pitching was good enough to put the A’s back in the win-column and finish the road trip 3-3.
AJ Griffin, making his third start of the season against the Astros, was looking to improve to 9-7 on the season with a win, while the Astros countered with Bud Norris, who was looking to improve his record to 7-9, rather than the eventual outcome, allowing his loss total to reach double digits at 6-10.
Possibly affected by constant trade speculation recently, Norris had struggled in his past two starts, having gone 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA and allowing 17 hits in 10 2/3 innings. Although he was better on Wednesday against the A’s, he still left the game on the hook for the loss with his club trailing 4-3.
John Jaso got the A’s on the scoreboard qui...
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The Oakland Athletics have placed catcher John Jaso on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
The A's made the move before opening a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Stephen Vogt was called up from Triple-A Sacramento, and Derek Norris moved into the starting lineup in Jaso's place.
Jaso hit his third home run of the season in Oakland's...
The A's wound up making a lot of hard contact this week in Minute Maid Field particularly in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Astros that saw Coco Crisp deliver a two-run homer in the seventh inning to win it.
On Monday Josh Reddick hit a game-winning two-run homer in the eighth. On Tuesday Brandon Moss hit a two-run go-ahead homer in the eighth although the A's bullpen...
The Oakland Athletics were once again without outfielder Yoenis Cespedes yesterday as he continues to be hampered by a left wrist injury. Manager Bob Melvin indicated to reporters -- including Jane Lee of MLB.com -- that Cespedes' chances of playing today are slim, making a Wednesday or Thursday return to the lineup more likely for the slugger.
Still, Melvin didn't rule...
You'll have to forgive Brett Anderson if he feels like jumping off the walls after Monday's 35-pitch bullpen session. A stress fracture in his right foot, has sidelined much of his 2013 campaign and truncated a fourth consecutive season for the often-injured lefty.
Confined to a walking boot for much of the last two months, the southpaw last appeared in action on April...
We’re all familiar with NMATV by now, right? Well, they threw their hat in the ring on the Biogenesis case, and it’s gonna be useful, I predict.
Well, the GIFS are.
Ryan Braun with the sneaky neck injection and orgasm face.
Alex Rodriguez with the little used/known anal injection with a look of satisfaaction.
Nelson Cruz’s bat explodes and he exits slowly.
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Tuesday July 23rd, 2013.
Games – 16
AL Games – 7
NL Games – 8
IL Games – 1
American League Games (7):
Tampa Bay Rays (59-41) @ Boston Red Sox (60-41) – 7:10 pm
The Rays won a very close game one yesterday in large part because of their pitching staff. The Rays shutout the Boston Red Sox, who lead all of baseball in...
Oakland A’s rookie first baseman Nate Freiman is 6’8″. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 5’5″ (allegedly).
Author’s Note: This is the fourth edition of a seven part series on fielding and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If...
Arguably the largest chip in the starting-pitching trade market has fallen, as the Texas Rangers acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs yesterday for a package built around top prospects Mike Olt and C.J. Edwards. As such, team's figure to shift their focus to the next-best available arms, and Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris can be included on that list. General...
It wasn’t a near-no hitter. But it was just as promising.
Making his first start at Minute Maid Park, League City native Jarred Cosart threw seven confident and sharp innings Tuesday during the Astros’ 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Oakland A’s in an American League West matchup before an announced crowd of 32,249.
Cosart struggled with his command during the initial...
Take one 40-year-old coming off a PED suspension, add a former first round draft pick and Tommy John survivor, mix them with a soft-tossing lefty and two relatively nondescript finesse right-handers, and what do you get? Well, the starting rotation of the 2013 Oakland A’s, that’s what. Despite the mixed bag of starters, you’d be hard-pressed to find a five-deep group of starters...
Tuesday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Houston Astros seemed almost destined to become the A’s first loss to Houston on the season – and that’s what happened, as the Astros pulled out a 5-4 win in the bottom of the ninth, ending Grant Balfour’s consecutive saves streak in the process.
Against rookie Jarred Cosart, the A’s picked up a run in the first thanks...