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Although Jarrod Parker is still fairly new to playoff races, the Oakland right-hander is pretty sure it's best to be aggressive in September, whether on the mound or in the standings.
The rookie's take-charge approach got the Athletics off to a great start in another big series against the surging Los Angeles Angels.
Parker pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered, and the A's snapped the Angels' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday night.
With his second straight impressive start against Los Angeles after a hard-luck loss last week, Parker (10-8) and his bullpen held the Angels' surging lineup to four hits. Parker beat the Angels for the first time in his career by going right at Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo, holding Los Angeles to one run for only the second time in its past 22 games.
''They were aggressive as well, so I tried to get some early contact, early outs,'' Parker ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Brandon McCarthy was having a good day. So good, in fact, that he dared to try something that many men know could get them into a serious bit of trouble. McCarthy, who has been in the hospital since last week after being struck in the head by a batted ball, was discharged on Tuesday. Considering the severity of his injury and the fact that he was only recently undergoing brain surgery...
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been released from a Bay Area hospital less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.
The A's say Dr. Peter Weber, the neurologist who performed the surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and team physician Dr. Allan Pont agreed ''McCarthy had made an excellent...
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital today, five days after taking a line drive to the head that caused brain surgery on a epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion and a skull fracture.McCarthy has been in high spirits throughout the way, joking about his fantasy football roster on tweeter, today asked his lovely wife, Amanda, a question that apparently he’s...
Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning of his fourth major league start for the A's. Oakland emerged with...
NOTHING FISHY ABOUT THAT
Dear Mike Trout,
Please stop making tremendous defensive plays. You're destroying everyone with your bat, and your defense is just as impeccable. Yoenis Cespedes is having a damn fine rookie year, and you just had to go ahead and rob him of a hit on Tuesday night in Anaheim, in addition to blowing him out of the water in the AL Rookie of the Year race.
XOXO, The American...
Following an extended stay in the hospital following two hours of emergency brain surgery last Wednesday night after suffering a pidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Angels batter Erick Aybar, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital on Tuesday. [...]
Oakland A’s starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is fresh out of the hospital after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull, due to batted ball that hit him in the head. Either the pain medication is doing its job well, or he is just going to take full advantage of his gorgeous wife nursing him back to [...]
If the "Moneyball" A's were, in the words of author Michael Lewis, baseball's answer to the island of misfit toys, what the heck is this bunch? An archipelago of All-American rejects, plus one Cuban defector?
Let's not get too caught up in the "Moneyball II" narrative; these A's wish they had the young Miguel Tejada and Eric Chavez. Still, this...
The $100 million that separates the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels in payroll is not nearly as startling as the 4 1/2 games that still separate them in the standings. By taking the first two games of a key four-game series in Anaheim between the two wild-card contenders, Oakland continues to hold the upper hand in the AL wild-card race -- an unexpected circumstance...
There was no single reason for the slump the Los Angeles Angels' rotation slipped into for nearly two months. There were at least five of them -- one for each of the five starting pitchers. The result was a 46-game stretch from June 28 through Aug. 20 during which the Angels' starters had a collective ERA of 5.71 that was out of sync with the individual track records and...
When a team's win streak is finally snapped, feelings of disappointment usually accompany the unfamiliar loss. However, tonight, I can't say I feel anywhere near disappointed in the game that I watched the Angels play.
Tonight's match a was a tough one for the Halos, only evident by the fact that they scored less runs than the opponent.
Jarrod Parker took...
By Rob Goldman - AngelsWin.com Historical Writer
“I started running and working out just before Thanksgiving, running every day, no matter where I was. If I was driving from Texas to California, it didn’t matter. I ‘d get up and do my running. And the whole time the sound I was running against was – ‘I’m gonna drive in a hundred, gonna drive in a hundred...
The A's were swept by the Los Angeles Angels in three games at Oakland last week. Hanging tenuously to the AL's top wild-card spot, the A's arrived at Anaheim for a four-game series that opened Monday, and Oakland smoothly took the first game 3-1 to move a season-high 20 games over .500. The A's now hold a 3 1/2-game lead on the Angels. The Baltimore Orioles,...
The September 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including McCarthy released from the hospital, Santana making the wrong kind of home run history, Mike Trout's MVP chances and much more...
The Story: Brandon McCarthy has been released from the hospital and tweets hilariously in the process.
The Monkey Says: What makes his unfortunate...