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Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day.
Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them.
Who could blame Reddick for his swift departure? He had played the equivalent of a day-night doubleheader, minus the break in between. Oakland teammate Brandon Moss followed closely behind en route to the exit Thursday night after a 3-2 victory in 18 innings over the New York Yankees that gave the A's a hard-earned series sweep.
Clubs across the major leagues have been going the distance this year in some memorable, downright exhausting performances from coast to coast.
There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone to bring the season total to 110, and each of those Thursday lasted at least 13 innings.
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Your browser does not support iframes. In another inexcusable case of a major league umpire losing count of balls and strikes behind home plate, CB Bucknor accidentally rang up Oakland A's batter Seth Smith on strike two during extra innings of Thursday's marathon game at the O.co Coliseum. It happened in the bottom of the 11th as Bucknor made the emphatic "strike...
13-year-old Nick LeGrande is battling severe aplastic anemia in Kansas City. Last night Nick threw out the first pitch of the Yankees / Oakland A's game in California -- 1800 miles away from... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Somebody look at Josh Reddick. Please. Swisher: Baseball or Faceball? For whatever it's worth: I think the Yankees should acquire Josh Reddick, shave him and waive him. The one-day shave and waive.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning of Wednesday’s A’s-Yankees game, Oakland catcher John Jaso ripped a foul ball down the right field line that caromed off the base of the wall and nailed an Oakland Coliseum security guard right off the head. Lucky for him MLB instituted a rule that all on-field personnel are required to wear a helmet, otherwise that security guard would have spent...
Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson exited last
night’s marathon contest against the New York Yankees with soreness in his
right hamstring, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
The game lasted 18 innings, and Donaldson told reporters
that he began experiencing discomfort in his hamstring during the 15th
frame. He experienced the soreness while he was in the...
Two Oakland Athletics outfielders, Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes suffered injuries during Tuesday's series opener against the New York Yankees. As a result, both players were held out of the team's Wednesday lineup, and manager Bob Melvin told Jeff Kirshman of MLB.com that there's a chance they could sit out the remainder of the series due to their ailments.
The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Hideki Okajima to the minors.
The moves come one day after the A's needed to go deep in their bullpen in an 18-inning win over the New York Yankees.
Otero was 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA with the River Cats and was 15 for 15 in save opportunities. The 28...
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with first-round pick Billy McKinney on a deal that includes a $1.8 million bonus.
McKinney, the 24th player selected overall, took batting practice at the Oakland Coliseum before Friday night's game between the A's and Seattle Mariners.
A center fielder at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas, McKinney batted .372 with four...
Nick LeGrande made what is believed to be baseball history Wednesday night when the 13-year-old threw out a virtual ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees-Athletics game from an office in Kansas City — 1,800 miles from the Oakland Coliseum baseball mound.
The throw — which landed into the glove of A's reliever Ryan Cook — was made possible by a telerobotic pitching...
One of my favorite toys here on FanGraphs is the Past Calendar Year split. I like the rolling 365 day line, as it gives us a good view of what a player (or team) has done in the equivalent of the most recent full season they have played. Because the MLB season started earlier this year, the totals don’t work out to exactly 162 games, but it’s close enough to give you the right...
For most of the A’s miraculous 2012 run, the word ‘fluke’ was thrown around by various sources disinterested in championing the team for its completely remarkable late-season surge past the Texas Rangers and into the playoffs.
It made sense to a degree: the 2012 squad was a ragtag team of journeymen and scraps relying heavily on inexperienced rookies – factors that led many...
In an amazing game with tons of twists and turns, the tallest player in major league baseball delivered the death blow to the oldest player in major league baseball. The Oakland Athletics 6’8″ 1B Nate Freiman delivered the deciding bases loaded single on (wait for it) a broken bat against 43-year-old Mariano Rivera to walk off the Athletics 3-2. The Athletics swept the Yankees...
Chris Young’s sixth home run of the season brought the Athletics within one run, but it wasn’t enough as Oakland lost to the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Friday night.
Young went 3-for-3 on the night, hitting a double in addition to his eighth-inning home run. He had gone 4-for-49 (.082) in his last 14 games. A’s skipper Bob Melvin acknowledged the center fielder’s successful...
A big reason for the Oakland Athletics' month-long success has been their exceptional play at home.
Coming off a marathon victory, the A's look to extend their home winning streak to 12 games Friday night against the Seattle Mariners.
Nate Freiman singled home the winning run off Mariano Rivera in the 18th inning to help Oakland (41-27) complete a three-game home sweep...