A pivotal four-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s got off to an odd start Thursday night.
With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar smacked a high-bouncing ball down the first base line. A’s pitcher Dan Otero and first baseman Brandon Moss both converged on the ball, with Otero grabbing it in time to tag Aybar...
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (High-A)
Stockton Ports 0
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3
LP – Lamb 4-5 / 3.10
Farmhand Of The Game:
Pitcher Chris Lamb
(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)
Stockton starter Chris Lamb tied a California League record by striking out 10...
The most improbable thing about the A's 12-inning, 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon was its utter lack of improbability.
The A's seem to be built for extra-inning games. They are 53-33 overall. Ten of those wins, or almost 20 percent, have come in overtime, although none of the previous nine saw the A's held scoreless for so long.
Nick Punto took...
Dan Otero is excelling out of the bullpen for the Oakland Athletics. The 29-year-old righthander has a 1.90 ERA in 56 games since hopping across the bay prior to last season. It was a hop with a twist, and the second time he changed venues in a roundabout way. Otero is a graduate of Duke […]
Ryan Cook said he will get an MRI on his right forearm Thursday, but the A’s reliever sounded confident that an injury suffered Wednesday is not major.
Cook left the first game of a doubleheader against Seattle with what was diagnosed as a forearm strain.
“It’s not as bad as you guys think, at least we think right now,” Cook said after Oakland won the second game 2-0.
WEST SACRAMENTO - Danny Otero had a whirlwind end to his spring training, as he changed organizations three times in the span of a few days. Now settled with Triple-A Sacramento, Otero is comfortable and back to throwing strikes.