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Off The Bench:
When the Oakland Athletics traded for Jed Lowrie this February, not many people looked up from their cubicle. The deal exchanged a bunch of promising guys that the casual fan probably didn’t know between Oakland and Houston, two of the more disengaged fanbases in baseball. Despite its failure to make national headlines, the Lowrie addition and how Jed performs this year could be the key to Oakland’s success for the 2013 season. The good news for Oakland fans: Lowrie thinks he’s become the next Ty Cobb with how he’s performed this year.
Jed Lowrie is currently second in the majors in hits, has clubbed 7 extra base hits in 26 at bats and leads the American league in average, total bases, OPS and OPS+. All this out of a guy playing shortstop.
Lest you think Lowrie’s hot start is something from the small sample size heaven of which we bloggers are wary, consider his early season dominance with the Astros last year. While I’m aware that I just used “dominance” and “Astros” in the same
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The first week of the Athletics 2013 campaign has seen the team realize the potential fans hoped for.
New additions Jed Lowrie and Chris Young, who were to be considered mid-level offseason acquisitions in the MLB, have shown they were undervalued on the trade market.
Young has displayed power in the early going. He has hit two homeruns with...
The Oakland Athletics got a double dose of good news yesterday after what looked to be a double dose of bad news. Both Josh Reddick and Brett Anderson had to leave yesterday's game with injuries. Reddick slammed into the wall while going after a foul ball. Anderson was hit in the thumb by a comebacker up the middle. Reddick's injury looked most frightening, but...
The Oakland A's had a two man bench last night courtesy of injuries to Josh Reddick and Scott Sizemore. Sizemore has been out since last Wednesday when he hurt his knee chasing a pop up. The injury was thought to be minor, but it is not clearing up. He will go for an MRI today tweeted Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle last night.
Sizemore is going to get...
A’s outfielder Josh Reddick said he won’t play in Tuesday’s series opener against the Angels in Anaheim due to a sprained wrist suffered Sunday against the Astros.
The bearded one injured the wrist on a scary crash with a wall in foul territory in Houston that looked far worse than X-rays later revealed it to be.
Reddick confirmed being out of Tuesday’s lineup to 95.7 The...
The Oakland Athletics will be without infielder Scott Sizemore for the rest of the season. Sizemore tore his ACL in Tuesday game against the Angels. Sizemore missed all of 2012 with the same injury.
Sizemore went 1-for-6 with a double in two games before the injury.
Melvin texted Sizemore and was visibly shaken when relaying news to reporters. “Just awful … It’s devastating...
When A’s second baseman Scott Sizemore went out of Tueday’s game with the Angels with an apparently left leg injury, there was some worry about that being the same leg on which he had ACL surgery last year.
But few, including Sizemore, were probably prepared for the devastating official diagnosis that came in on Wednesday. He suffered another torn ACL, the same injury in the...
Pinch-hitter John Jaso had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Oakland Athletics blew a four-run lead before rallying to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 Tuesday night in the majors' final home opener.
Brandon Moss had three hits and drove in four runs, delivering an early two-run single before adding a two-run homer after Jaso's shot. Coco Crisp also...