With the exception of perhaps Jed Lowrie, Josh Donaldson has been the A’s most consistent all-around player thus far in 2013.
His defense has been particularly strong, as he’s made more than a handful of absolutely stellar plays at the hot corner. Whether charging through the bullpen to make running catches on foul pop-ups with no regard for his well-being or stabbing vicious...
Coming off their first loss in six games, the Oakland Athletics may be feeling good about their chances of getting back on track against the Houston Astros.
Having swept the first two series, the visiting Athletics try to continue their domination of the Astros in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.
Oakland (25-23) posted back-to-back wins at Texas before falling 3-1 on...
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Donaldson has always flashed good plate discipline in the minors, but never really made great contact. As seen here, Donaldson has made the mechanical adjustments necessary to generate more power. He posted a .1000 OPS in AAA last year, .844 OPS in the bigs after the ASB, and currently has a .938 OPS. Selective sampling, I know, but it...
Over half way through May and a quarter of the way through the 2013 MLB season, I thought it was time to checkout the breakout performances thus far. Below is a list of players that aren't stars yet, but are on now on their way.Offense:Jean Segura/SS of the Milwaukee Brewers leads the NL in batting average .365 and has a .992 OPS. James Loney/1B is making the Tampa Bay Rays...
No debating this home run by Adam Rosales.
After being denied a game-tying homer last week in Cleveland that Major League Baseball said the umpiring crew should have reversed, Rosales hit a go-ahead shot leading off the eighth inning after Josh Donaldson connected one inning earlier in the Oakland Athletics' 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Jarrod Parker threw arguably his best outing of the season Friday night as the Oakland A’s beat the Kansas City Royals on “Bacon Friday” at the Oakland Coliseum.
Parker tossed seven innings, allowing just one earned run on four hits and two walks. He struck out five batters and tossed 98 pitches, 60 for strikes, in his outing. He retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night.
Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as the reigning AL West champions earned just their third victory in the last 11 games.
Oakland finally got...
Is it time to give up on B.J. Upton? (Credit)
Josh Donaldson (3B OAK) 64% owned in Yahoo! – A lot of people have been disregarding him for his hot start, but he needs to be owned in more leagues. The start might seem fluky, but only because he doesn’t have a great track record or minor league stats. You know what I say? Ride him while he’s hot. He has five homers...
Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics has been tearing it up this season. Donaldson is slashing a .315/.387/.523 line that has the entire fantasy community wondering if it’s just a hot streak or if he’s enjoying a sustainable breakout season. Donaldson is 27 years old with an interesting minor league history.
Throughout the minors Donaldson has enjoyed a pattern that involves...
In last night’s Athletics-Rangers extra-inning affair, Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Oakland lost, but it was not Donaldson’s fault that no one was on base when he came up to the plate, or that the As only drove him in once of the four times he was on base himself. Donaldson’s 2013 performance so far has been excellent. Donaldson has been...
Josh Donaldson went 4-for-5 but the Oakland Athletics left eleven runners stranded on Tuesday night at the Coliseum as they fell to the Texas Rangers 6-5 in ten innings.
After a scoreless three frames on both sides, the Rangers put three runs on the board, thanks in part to Mitch Moreland’s eighth home run of the year.
The Athletics offense woke up in the bottom of the fifth after...
Josh Donaldson, Daric Barton and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs and Jarrod Parker pitched into the seventh to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Jed Lowrie had three hits and an RBI as the Athletics held on to snap a season-long five-game losing streak.
Parker (2-5) didn't give up a hit until Kelly Shoppach's two-out...
Perhaps a hangover from the previous night’s blown home run ruling caused the A’s to come out flat in Cleveland Thursday morning, as they were blown out by the Indians.
A night after the infamous Angel Hernandez replay debacle of what would have been a game tying home run by Adam Rosales in the ninth inning, Oakland’s bats were near nonexistent resulting in a four game sweep...
One June 2, 2010, Jim Joyce was put in perhaps the worst spotlight ever placed on an umpire. With two outs in the ninth inning, Joyce blew a call, wrongly ruling that Cleveland Indians batter Josh Donaldson beat out an infield single. That call infamously stole a perfect game away from Detroit Tigers starter Armando Galarraga, but what happened afterward was far more miraculous and...
Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir put up another strong performance on Thursday striking out ten batters in a 9-2 rout of the Oakland A’s.
Kazmir’s only allowed one run, a solo home run to Josh Donaldson in the sixth, while allowing five hits.
After allowing six runs in his season debut against Houston, Kazmir has allowed just five runs over his last 17 innings of work. The left-hander...
Yu Darvish has decent stuff.
Josh Donaldson nearly blew out his ACL bailing on this Rick Porcello curve
Clayton Kershaw‘s curve is a regular here for a reason.
Ditto to Adam Wainwright‘s curve.
Bartolo Colon is still pitching and he can still do it well.
I would accuse Clay Buchholz of cheating too.
Hyun Jin Ryu‘s slider is becoming his second plus pitch...
After a successful start to their longest road trip of the season, the Oakland Athletics will try to keep their momentum going by continuing their recent dominance of the Cleveland Indians.
The A's seek a ninth consecutive victory over the Indians on Monday night, while Ubaldo Jimenez will try to help Cleveland bounce back a day after its lengthy winning streak ended.
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Josh Donaldson hit Oakland's third home run of the game, a tiebreaking drive off Boone Logan in the eighth inning that lifted the Athletics over the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday.
Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes homered as Oakland took a 4-1 lead against Andy Pettitte, who struggled for the second straight start, but the Yankees rallied in the sixth against reliever Jerry Blevins...
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Pablo Sandoval – Hot
The Panda has been getting back into old form lately. In the last seven games, Pablo Sandoval is hitting .387 while slugging .548 with one homer. He has driven in five runs but has been getting on base for the other big guys to drive him in. Counting in the four times he has scored because of getting on base, Sandoval has accounted for almost a third of the...
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Mark Trumbo hit a home run for the third consecutive day, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout also homered and the Los Angeles Angels ended a four-game losing streak, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday.
C.J. Wilson (3-0) remained undefeated despite walking a season-high five hitters. He allowed two runs on six hits in 6 1-3 innings. Wilson struck out five and stranded six...
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Yoenis Cespedes is certainly making his presence felt since returning from the disabled list on Sunday, April 28.
Already 9-2 on the season with his bat in the lineup prior to his return, the A’s quickly turned in two come from behind victories in his first two games back with the club.
Cespedes played a major role in both games.
Sunday, Yoenis was 2-for-5 at the plate including...
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There hasn't been much of a home-field advantage in recent meetings between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels.
The home team has taken just five of the last 21 meetings heading into Monday night's opener of a three-game set at the O.co Coliseum.
The trend of visiting teams enjoying success between these AL West rivals continued in the first 2013 series, as...
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After beginning the season 9-2, the Oakland A’s have now lost 10 of their last 14 games, eight of their past nine and four in a row. They still hold a winning record at 13-12, but are now facing the reality of being a .500 team for the first time since the opening series against the Seattle Mariners.
No matter how you break it down, that’s a lot of losing lately.