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Vogt Finds Redemption As A’s Edge Dbacks

Less than 24 hours ago, a disappointed Stephen Vogt was speaking to the media, placing heavy blame on himself for his team’s loss. Vogt had allowed two passed balls in Friday’s sixth inning, and the two Diamondbacks runners who advanced and reached on those mistakes would go on to score the game’s tying runs. “Obviously I’m very frustrated with myself,” Vogt said to...
Via BaySportsNet
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Goldy homers as D-backs rally against A's Gray

PHOENIX -- Pinch-hitter Aaron Hill's double produced the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Oakland ace Sonny Gray, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Athletics on Friday night. Hill drove in Chris Owings, who led off the inning with a double, to put the Diamondbacks in front 3-2. The A's, ahead 2-0 until the sixth, lost their...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs vs. A's: Reunion day for Chip Hale and Bob Melvin, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, August 27th: Jaycob Brugman’s 4 Hits Help Hounds Win & Clinch Playoff Berth while Chad Pinder is Named Texas League Player of the Year

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks       1 Midland RockHounds  10 WP – Overton 4-2 / 3.60 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs) Outfielder Jaycob Brugman reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farmhands Who Could Play A Role For Oakland In 2016

Billy Burns: Who will be the next A’s farmhand to break through for Oakland? With the 2015 season turning out to be such a big disappointment for the A’s, the team’s plans heading into this offseason are probably just about as unclear as they’ve been in quite some time. General manager Billy Beane and the A’s front office could choose to head in many different directions...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Blow 5-Run Lead in Reversal of Last Game

When it comes to predictions versus reality, actions versus results, this 2015 Athletics season has often appeared as lopsided and nonsensical as a reflection in a fun-house mirror. Tuesday night, Oakland found themselves staring down a mirror image of a different sort: a flipped likeness of their previous game where the A’s scored 11 unanswered runs after finding themselves in...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: How Ron Washington came full circle

Ron Washington played 564 games as a major league shortstop for five different teams. Although playing 10 years in the MLB, Washington is most well known for his up and down managerial career. Ron Washington and Eric Chavez After working in the New York Mets organization for five years, Washington was hired to be infield and third base coach of the Oakland Athletics in 1996. His...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farm Report for Week of August 17-23: A’s Affiliate Update

Hot-hitting 2B prospect Joey Wendle   Well, with the end of August arriving, there’s now just about two weeks left in the minor league season. So let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening with each of the A’s six affiliates over the past month. You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. A version of this weekly minor league report...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oblique strain sends A's Graveman to DL, likely ending his season

Young Oakland Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman has had his share of ups and downs in 2015, and now he faces another. After leaving Sunday's start early, Graveman was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained left oblique as reported by CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich.  Considering there's roughly one week left in August and barely five weeks remaining in the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Feast on Rays ‘Pen, Route Tampa Bay 8-2

The A’s clung to a 1-0 lead after six innings Sunday afternoon when the game turned into a battle of the bullpens, a painful phrase for Athletics fans to hear this season. All too familiarly, Oakland coughed up the lead in the top of the seventh, however the resilient A’s lineup bounced back in the bottom of the inning with seven unanswered runs to salvage the series against...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays stumble in 7-run 7th, can't finish sweep of A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics withstood another blown late lead by their bullpen to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Sunday. Mark Canha tripled and drove in four runs while Billy Burns added three hits for the A's, who won for just the third time in 12 games. The A's went into the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's ballboy makes amazing diving play

An Oakland A’s ballboy made the play of the game yesterday diving for a foul ball and snagging it with exceptional skill usually reserved for the men on the field. In the bottom of the second inning, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Marcus Semien on a 2-1 count when the ball jumped off the bat of Semien. It was a laser shot that screamed past third base on the foul...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Ray at Oakland Athletics game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 8:30 P.M. Erasmo Ramirez struggled quite a bit in matchups with the Oakland Athletics in his days in the AL West, and he did nothing to improve those numbers in his first start against them since being shipped to Tampa Bay just before the start of the regular season. That outing was nearly three months ago, and the Rays' 25-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: A season to forget

Coming off a pathetic road trip with a record of 0-7, the Oakland Athletics looked no different than the team we have seen all year. The A’s have suffered a series of one disappointing loss after another. Marcus Semien leads the league with 31 errors They have seemingly invented new ways to lose baseball games. Whether it is a key error, terrible relief pitching, or an offense...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Lose a Heartbreaker to Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 09: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics pours Gatorade on Danny Valencia #26 after the game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on August 9, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Houston Astros have had a tough time in the past week but, Sunday’s loss...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
Via The Outside Corner
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

A's outfielder Sam Fuld slides awkwardly into second base (Video)

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld had an awkward slide into second base on a double in the third inning of Friday night's game in San Francisco. Fuld started to go head first, then realized that he didn't have to and tried to stop, but slid past the bag and nearly hurt himself. Luckily, Fuld was able to reach back with his left leg and get his foot on the bag.We're sure that Fuld...
Via Holdout Sports
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns Suffers a Most Unfortunate Injury--a Testicular Contusion

Oakland Athletics outfielder was having a decent game Friday night against the San Francisco Giants before an unfortunate bounce forced him out of the game with the kind of injury no guy ever wants to get--a testicular contusion. When he connected with the ball it went foul, bounced off the ground, and right back up to his family jewels.Ouch. Billy Burns made the most NUTS #JustRidiculous...
Via FatManWriting
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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