A’s Split Series With Dodgers After Action-Packed 10-7 Loss

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, the first of two against the Dodgers, Bob Melvin gathered the A’s for a team meeting. “There’s still a lot to play for here,” the Oakland manager told his squad, and the Athletics went on to win thanks to a Sunny Gray shutout. It was their first victory since Scott Kazmir was traded last Thursday, setting off a string of A’s trades that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pinch-hitter **** Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead night for the Dodgers (57-45), who snapped their three-game losing streak and avoided...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson appreciated A's fans' reception upon return to Oakland

Josh Donaldson's anticipated return to Coliseum came on Tuesday night, when his Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics by a score of 7-1.It was an emotional return for Donaldson, jettisoned out of Oakland in a shocking offseason trade that netted the A's Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman and a host of minor leaguers, and Donaldson admitted he was looking forward to the return...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Blue Jay Brett Lawrie refuses to speak to Toronto reporters

It seems that Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie is still a little bitter that the Toronto Blue Jays traded him last season.With the Jays in town (and all of their reporters), Lawrie told the A's that he did not want to speak to the Toronto beats before Tuesday's game:To each their own, but it sure looks like there is some lingering animosity there.Lawrie, from British...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A's trump Twins in extra innings, 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night. After the teams were held to one total run in the first eight innings behind sharp pitching from Oakland's Scott Kazmir and Minnesota's Phil Hughes, the game opened up late. The Twins took the lead with two runs in the top...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawrie homers off Betances in 10th, A's beat Yankees 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) Brett Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against All-Star reliever Dellin Betances, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Billy Butler launched a tying shot off Chasen Shreve in the sixth, and Tyler Clippard whiffed slugger Mark Teixeira with two on for the final out as the A's improved to 1-6 in extra...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Suddenly, Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane is not looking so bad for the Josh Donaldson trade

Maybe we all should have given Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane the benefit of the doubt. After all, how many Major League GMs have had a movie made about them? Beane took considerable heat for trading third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, as well as two other minor leaguers in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 12: Lawrie’s Resurgence

Brett Lawrie, 2B/3B, OAK Verdict: Buy While he may not be making A’s fans forget about Josh Donaldson, Brett Lawrie has managed to scrap his way to fantasy relevance. In the past 30 days, according to the ESPN player rater, Lawrie has been the fifth best second baseman. At first glance, the combination of Lawrie’s BABIP and 26.4 K% points to a whole lot of regression coming...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Lawrie doesn't anticipate more drama this weekend vs. Royals

In mid-April, the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals sparred at Kaufmann Stadium in a weekend series filled with tense glares, HBPs, ejections and benches-emptying incidents. The ugliness centered around A's third baseman Brett Lawrie and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, when the Royals took issue with a 'hard takeout slide' from Lawrie that (temporarily) injured K.C. shortstop...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't be alarmed by that cheetah in the Rangers' dugout

Thursday marks the Texas Rangers' Wildlife Education Day in Arlington and perhaps the first time a cheetah has stepped foot (paw) inside a MLB dugout. Oakland A's pitcher Drew Pomeranz was... surprised: Said A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, "Your average cheetah at the ball park." Said* all-time stolen bases champ and former Athletic Rickey Henderson of the blazing fast cat: "Rickey...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Bats Stay Alive in Fourth Straight WIn

The A’s wasted no time getting to work during their Wednesday night contest in Arlington. Third baseman Brett Lawrie hit a first-inning grand slam, while Josh Phegley continued to make his statement with his second home run in as many games in the second. All of this equaled an 8-2 victory for Oakland to take a stranglehold on the series, and their fourth straight win. The A...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays are thankful for Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson is the best third baseman in the American League and it is not even close. He is playing really well for the Toronto Blue Jays and the trade for him is looking even better. Giving up on Brett Lawrie might have been for the best after all. Donaldson is coming at a bargain price for the Blue Jays too. He is only getting paid $4.3 million and is 29. His numbers are good...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A's reaping the benefits of a red-hot Brett Lawrie

The Oakland Athletics were relying on new third baseman Brett Lawrie to be a catalyst on both sides of the field this season, and he's definitely delivering. So far with his new club, Lawrie is slashing .286/.322/.416 with 21 extra-base hits in 255 official at-bats and playing mostly solid defense at third. While he isn't quite having the same MVP-caliber year as the guy he replaced...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Prospectus: Brett Lawrie

As I wrote last week, the Indians are in the need for a bat at the trade deadline. If possible, it would be most beneficial to pick up a right-handed hitter that can play on the left-side of the infield. With Francisco Lindor called up and presumed to be the new everyday shortstop, the Indians only need a third baseman to completely revamp that side, something that was desperately...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan who was hit in the face by shattered bat at Fenway Park leaves hospital: Report

The Massachusetts woman who was seriously hurt when a broken bat flew into the stands at Fenway Park last week has been released from a hospital. Officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston say that Tonya Carpenter was discharged and transferred to a rehabilitation center. Doctors describe Carpenter's recovery as "excellent" and say she's getting stronger...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Reaches Out To Broken Bat Victim

Tonya Carpenter (AP Photo—Courtesy Of Family)Oakland A's third-baseman Brett Lawrie has reached out to Tonya Carpenter—the fan who was struck by a shard from his broken bat at Fenway Park last Friday. Lawrie sent Carpenter flowers accompanied by the following note, "Sending my thoughts and prayers". On Monday, the 41-year-old Carpenter's condition was upgraded to "fair", but...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan injured by broken bat

Tonya Carpenter, the woman who was struck by a broken bat during a Boston Red Sox-Oakland A’s game at Fenway Park on Friday night, is still recovering in the hospital and has been upgraded to fair condition. A bouquet of flowers from Brett Lawrie has helped lift her spirits. Lawrie is the player whose broken...Read More
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawrie sends flowers to woman seriously injured by his flying bat

  Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie has sent flowers to the woman who was seriously injured when she was hit in the head by Lawrie's broken bat at Fenway Park last week. Lawrie did not want to discuss his gesture Tuesday night following Oakland's 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers but said he was "glad that she's doing well and I'm glad that she got my flowers." Tonya Carpenter, 44...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A's 3B Brett Lawrie sends flowers to injured fan

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie has sent flowers to the woman who was seriously injured when she was hit in the head by Lawrie's broken bat at Fenway Park last week. Lawrie did not want to discuss his gesture Tuesday night following Oakland's 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers but said he was ''glad that she's doing well and I'm glad that she got my flowers...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan hit by his broken bat

The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s note read, according to WCVB-TV in Boston. The Carpenter family responded with a message of its own. “Brett, (the flowers) are the...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Popped the Question to Dana Long

I have terrible news to report for Canadian jersey chasers who are hoping to have a shot with Brett Lawrie one day: he’s off the market … for good. That’s right folks, just five months after introducing you to Brett’s girlfriend, Dana Long, the Athletics third baseman has decided the Saint Mary’s alum is the one for him. Making great use of his Monday off day, Brett set...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: What to Make of Brett Lawrie

View image | It feels like Brett Lawrie has been around forever, so it is easy to forget that he is still just 25-years-old. Earlier this week, I traded for Lawrie and Mallex Smith in a dynasty league. I gave the opposing owner Daniel Norris, so this is a play on speculation and moving an arm for a few young bats. The more I looked and continue to look into Lawrie...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Seriously Injured Red Sox Fan in Stable Condition

The Boston Red Sox fan injured by an errant bat during yesterdays game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park has had her medical status upgraded to serious but is in stable condition. Tonya Carpenter suffered horrific facial and cranial injuries with her husband and son sitting on either side of her, when Brett Lawrie‘s broken bat struck her travelling at dangerously...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Fan struck by broken bat in Boston expected to survive

Fans take risks by attending games, and much to the dismay of all of us, Tonya Carpenter experienced that danger first-hand on Friday night when a broken bat struck her in the head. Fortunately and thankfully, she is expected to survive what are considered life-threatening injuries, according to the Associated Press, via ESPN. The message was brief, yet direct. The report said...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Reflects On Scary Incident In Red Sox-A’s Game At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — A scary incident during Friday night’s Boston Red Sox-Oakland Athletics game at Fenway Park has everyone concerned. Brett Lawrie never saw anything like it. Lawrie’s bat shattered in the second inning and struck a woman sitting in the box seats located near the visitors’ on-deck circle. The woman, identified...
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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