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When it ended, third to second to first for a game-saving double play, Oakland Athletics left-hander Jerry Blevins let out a pure howl.
"I felt pure elation," Blevins said. "It was one of the loudest screams I've even given, I think, on the baseball field."
His fielders rejoiced and rushed to exchange high fives. The rest of the Athletics poured out of the dugout, fists raised. If this was a dress rehearsal for the postseason, my goodness, the A's looked ready for October, immediately if not sooner.
Athletics 6, Los Angeles Angels 5, and don't ask how. Actually, go ahead and ask, because this game was yet another fitting chapter in the Athletics' unlikely season.
Big homers, defensive heroics and late-inning dramatics -- and oh yes, rookie right-hander Daniel Straily working into the seventh inning after allowing six of his first 10 runners to reach in, ahem, only his fourth major league start.
The Athletics extended their road winning streak...
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Amanda McCarthy tweeted a photo of her husband, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a week after his brain surgery. He’s walking down a street in San Francisco. It was his first day walking outside unassisted. Look closely and you’ll see the surgical scar on his shaved head.
Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday that shows the scar on her husband’s head following brain surgery. McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive from Erick Aybar last week and went to the hospital to have surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. The 28-year-old pitcher was released [...]
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...
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 [...]
One and a half times. That is how many times I have been able to watch the Brandon McCarthy play where a darting Eric Aybar comebacker destroys the Oakland A’s pitcher’s skull. Holy mother of invisible friends, that hurts.
The first time I saw it my stomach dropped and I got real dizzy. When the replay was shown again — this time in slow-motion — I anticipated the skull crushing...
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...
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...
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...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A.J. Griffin threw eight scoreless innings, becoming the second Athletics pitcher in 85 years to start his major league career with six straight wins, and Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
The Athletics, who can sweep the four-game series by beating Angels ace Jered Weaver on Thursday, have...
There is no hitting A.J. Griffin this season. The 24-year-old rookie continued his remarkable run through the American League Wednesday night as he stifled the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the tune of eight shutout innings. The swiftly rising righty struck out six Angles against six hits and no walks. The dominant outing lowered Griffin’s ERA to 1.94 to go with an splendid...