A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of...
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Unwritten rules lead to hard feelings in Astros-A’s game

As you’ve probably heard, the A’s racked up seven runs in the first inning of their 11-3 win over the Astros on Friday night, knocking starter Jarred Cosart out of the game. That frame only ended when Jed Lowrie, batting for the second time in the inning with a man on, aimed for a bunt single against the shift and was thrown out at first. Even though the bunt didn’t work and...
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Smart, Talented Jed Lowrie Turns 30 Today

Lowrie With SoxI once had the opportunity to speak with Jed Lowrie and ask him if it was true that he hit the first home run ever at New York's Citi Field. With a smile, he corrected me on two counts: first, it was pre-season (April 4, 2009) and second, it was a grand slam. Lowrie is one of those players who brings dignity and class to a major league uniform. A graduate of Stanford...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Updates: Jed Lowrie, Coco Crisp, Craig Gentry

Oakland is off to a nice 4-3 start with an afternoon affair in Minnesota on the go right now.  The Athletics have high hopes for the season & like most clubs, have had to sustain a few early injuries.  The A's will likely be without two of those players for another day or two while one player is toughing it out.  Let's go over the Athletics' injury concerns with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Jed Lowrie hit by pitch, leaves game with leg injury

A’s Jed Lowrie left Monday’s game after getting hit by a pitch in the side of his right leg below his knee. It is unknown whether it is his ankle or foot. Lowrie was hit on the side of his leg below the knee, but favoring what looked like his foot or ankle. #Athletics— Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) April 7, 2014 Nick Punto's into the game as a...
Via MLB Injury News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB trade rumors: Oakland A’s edition

With the offseason upon us, the MLB rumors start to flow freely – even for small market teams like the Oakland A’s. Even though these first few weeks of the offseason have not been particularly busy for the Athletics, the rumors still exist since there are still many deals to be made. The first major rumor that has been big news lately is that the St. Louis Cardinals have their...
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics' Jed Lowrie exits with hamstring injury

The Oakland Athletics were able to defeat the Texas Rangers yesterday, but they lost shortstop Jed Lowrie in the process. Lowrie exited yesterday's game after experiencing pain in his hamstring, according to John Hickey of Bay Area News Group. #Athletics Jed Lowrie came out of game Sunday with some hamstring pain. — John Hickey (@JHickey3) September 15, 2013 From...
Via MLB Injury News
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics: To trade or not to trade?

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Oakland Athletics have been pretty quiet. As of now, the Athletics lineup looks pretty solid. The A’s have been both great offensively and defensively this season, which has allowed them to take a two game lead in the AL West before the All-Star break. It is definitely not necessary for the Athletics to partake in a trade this year...
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Astros an embarrassment to MLB?

After yesterday's trade of Jed Lowrie to the Athletics, a new narrative is popping up around the Houston Astros by some mainstream writers: the team is an embarrassment that makes the A's and Marlins look like big spenders. Much is being made about Houston's payroll in 2013, which will likely end up around $25 million on Opening Day. But because the team isn't spending...
Via The Outside Corner
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Past injuries won't slow Lowrie down

Five years ago, Jed Lowrie was considered among the top prospects in the Red Sox organization. Lowrie did not rank far behind names like Jacoby Ellsbury and Justin Masterson. But since Lowrie got his chance with the Red Sox in 2008, he has been unable to remain healthy for a complete season. There was a wrist injury, a shoulder problem and mononucleosis. So in his four seasons...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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