Found October 11, 2013 on Bay Sports Report:
  Justin Verlander put on a pitching clinic Thursday night against the Oakland Athletics, going 8 strong innings, striking out 10 A’s hitters, and only surrendering 1 walk. With this stellar performance Verlander extended his scoreless streak to 27 innings, spanning over his last 4 starts. Unbelievable, to think two years in a row Verlander single handily dominated an up and coming, youthful, A’s line-up. Winning two games this series with his dominant stuff, continuing the A’s Divisional Round woes that have haunted A’s fans for over a decade now. Sonny Gray pitched fairly well himself, that was until Miguel Cabrera launched a two-run bomb into the left field bleachers. Gray went 5 innings, struck out 3, and allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits. Not bad for the youngsters second battle against Verlander in five games. In fact he look poised, showing resilience after giving up the home run, the kid just did not receive any run support. In fact the A’s only managed 3 total hits, two off Velander, the other off closer Joaquin Benoit. The first coming in the 7th inning off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes. Joaquin Benoit retired Seth Smith on a fly ball with two on in the ninth to close out the deciding game of their division series. With the victory Detroit became the first team to reach the ALCS in three straight years since the New York Yankees from 1998-2001, I’m sure the A’s organization and Fanbase remember those Yankees. Now a new generation of A’s fans get to witness another loaded, big market team dominate the low market green collar Oakland A’s, it’s a good thing the A’s still have their youth, cause losing is sure getting old in Oakland.   Robert Lara @roblara05

Sonny Gray injury: Athletics RHP breaks thumb in ALDS Game 5

Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray suffered a broken thumb while fielding a ball in the last game of the 2013 ALDS. Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray who took the loss in Game 5 of the ALDS against Detroit broke his thumb during the game on Thursday night according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast Sports California. He will have an MRI on Friday. Gray pitched five innings allowing three...

A’s Jarrod Parker to get MRI on elbow

Oakland Athletics starter Jarrod Parker is set to have an MRI scan on his throwing elbow, according to’s Jane Lee. Parker has reportedly been feeling tightness in the elbow area and although it does not sound like it is a significant problem, Oakland wants to make sure there isn’t a more serious problem there. Jarrod Parker getting an MRI on elbow. Was feeling tightness...

A's may use Bartolo Colon and Jarrod Parker in relief in Game Five

When it's win or go home, teams will pull out all the stops.  The Oakland Athletics seem to be doing just that.  Manager Bob Melvin has indicated that he may make two of his core starting pitchers available out of the bullpen if necessary tonight. According to Jane Lee of, Melvin said he is thinking over a possible decision to use Bartolo Colon and Jarrod Parker...

Sonny Gray gets Game 5 start over Bartolo Colon

Ever since the the Tigers shoved a knife in the hearts of the A’s and their fans Tuesday by rallying in Game 4 to tie the ALDS, the hot storyline in the series has been surrounding who would get the start in the deciding Game 5 for the A’s: rookie Sonny Gray or 40-year-old Bartolo Colon. It’s Colon’s scheduled start in the postseason rotation, but Gray was lights out in Game...

The Oakland Athletics will not move on to the ALCS

Sonny Gray In 2012, the Oakland Athletics made it to the postseason by shear luck. They played a touch series against the Detroit Tigers but the young and inexperienced time ultimately lost in game five and did move onto the American League Championship Series. The 2013 season was different. The Athletics started out strong and continued to dominate as the season stretched on. Even...

A’s tab Sonny Gray to start Game 5

The A’s are counting on a rookie to take down the Tigers in Thursday’s decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series with 23-year-old Sonny Gray getting the nod over veteran Bartolo Colon. Oakland manager Bob Melvin announced the decision on a conference call Wednesday afternoon less than 24 hours after his club suffered an 8-6 loss in Detroit to force Game 5. Gray...

Your Morning Dump...where Oakland might be the better matchup

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “If you’re the Red Sox, you don’t want to play Oakland, because I think Detroit, while they have the great starting pitching, there are so many flaws,” Olney said. Among those flaws is a nagging injury...

Verlander takes down Oakland again as Tigers Advance

Detroit Tigers (3) at Oakland Athletics (0) - Tigers win series 3-2Justin Verlander did it again to the Oakland Athletics. Almost exactly one year to the day he shutout the A’s in Game 5 of the 2012 ALDS, Verlander tossed eight shutout innings allowing just two hits as the Detroit Tigers advanced to the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.Verlander outdueled...
Athletics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.