A.J. GRIFFIN RUMORS & GOSSIP
The A’s fell behing early Sunday afternoon, just as they had the previous two games, and for the third time in a row came back to beat Kansas City by a single run.
A.J. Griffin and a strong bullpen performance kept the A’s in the game, but it was a line-drive home run in the eighth inning off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes that was the deciding factor of the 4-3 victory.
The Oakland A’s returned home from a disappointing road trip and used the Coliseum Complex mojo Monday night, as Bob Melvin wore a “We Are Warriors” gold NBA playoff t-shirt under his uniform, ripping his jersey open after the game as if to display a Superman symbol.
The skipper may have inspired a Man-of-Steel type performance from A.J. Griffin, as the right-hander matched...
Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs in the third inning, A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Monday night.
It was Texas' first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A's.
Photo courtesy of Mike LaChance.
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This isn’t the best week when it comes to two-start guys. There aren’t many available guys out there going against two bad offenses this week. So, that means that you’ve gotta take some chances. But, that’s a big part of streaming anyway. So, let’s take a look at some...
A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday night and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia's first pitch, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
Derek Norris hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to help Oakland open its 10-game road trip with its fourth win in five games.
Griffin (3-2) serenaded his teammates in the visiting...
CC gave up just two in his third loss of the season.
Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 0
Shortstop Adam Rosales didn’t hesitate with CC Sabathia. On the very first pitch of the game, Rosales took Sabathia deep to put the A’s ahead by one before fans could even get settled in. After this, CC would hold the A’s off the scoreboard until the sixth inning.
A leadoff walk...
Mixed-league roto owners, are you looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Tuesday's full slate of games?
Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom:
A.J. Griffin, Athletics (vs. Astros)
1. For the season, Griffin has a 2-0 record with a 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
2. Last year, Griffin surrendered three runs or less for his first...
Photo courtesy of Keith Allison
If your understanding of the A’s organization under Billy Beane goes beyond the movie Moneyball, you know that they consistently field excellent pitching rotations. Even in some of the team’s bad years over the last decade, their pitching rotations have been as deep as any in the American League, no exceptions. One pitcher who’s still available...
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...
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Athletics rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with tightness in his pitching shoulder.
Griffin left with two outs in the second inning.
Although nothing appeared out of the ordinary, the A's trainer bolted from the dugout after Yan Gomes flied out. Griffin was immediately pulled from the game and replaced by Jordan Norberto...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012