Found July 16, 2012 on
Don't look now, but the Oakland Athletics are 46-43 and have been getting solid pitching all season long and recently some offense too. A big reason for the offensive outburst is the longball, and two guys knocking their fair share of homeruns are Brandon Moss and Chris Carter. Both are considered "washed-up" prospects that never panned out, but are producing now that they're being giving a new life in the City by the Bay.In 27 games, Moss has 11 HR and 19 RBI.In 9 games, Carter has 5 HR and 9 RBI.Combined stats: 36 G, .276 AVG (32-116), 27 R, 5 DBL, 16 HR, 28 RBI, 1.077 OPS.Small sample sizes for sure, but great results nonetheless.
BEST OF MAXIM
Oakland is suddenly a hotbed of power. The A's, at or near the bottom of the league in homers each of the past four seasons, have 92 home runs this year, putting them in the middle of the pack. After 89 games last year, the same point of the season, Oakland had 47 homers. In each of the past two games, the A's have hit four homers -- including three in the second inning...
The All-Star break didn't slow the Oakland Athletics, and a thumb injury isn't posing a problem for Yoenis Cespedes.
He'll try to keep the A's hot Sunday as they look to complete a three-game road sweep of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in more than 12 years.
Oakland (45-43) entered the break winning six of seven, and has picked up right where it left off...
Chris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Saturday night.
Seth Smith and Brandon Moss also homered to beat Cole De Vries (2-2) and back Tommy Milone (9-6). The A's won for the eighth time in nine games to move two games above the .500 mark for the first time in two months.
The ball was...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
2. Notable MLB Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
What’s Probably Most Notable Today
What’s probably most notable today — so far as Official Baseballing News is concerned...
The Oakland Athletics are a surprising wild-card contender despite being last in the American League in OPS from shortstop, last at catcher and next-to-last at third base.
They have tried to upgrade at third, where Brandon Inge is now in an 8-for-58 slump that includes 21 strikeouts and one walk.
They probably won’t upgrade at catcher, given that Kurt Suzuki is signed for $6.45...
After the Texas Rangers beat Oakland on June 30 to win the first three games of their series, the Athletics have seemed determined to turn their season around.
Now the A's are out to prove they're legitimate playoff contenders.
Oakland seeks to improve to 10-1 this month while Bartolo Colon looks to continue his dominance of visiting Texas in the opener of a two-game set...