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Donaldson powers A's past Phillies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nate Frieman singled with one out against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) to set up Donaldson's game-winner. Sean Doolittle (2-4) pitched two innings to earn the victory...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 156: Phillies at Athletics

Philadelphia Phillies (71-84) at Oakland Athletics (84-70) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (8-17, 4.40 ERA) vs. OAK: Scott Kazmir (14-9, 3.44 ERA)  Time: 4:05 EST, O.co Coliseum TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 71 Media: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: The Phillies look to pick up a series win against the AL’s second Wild Card team. Burnett looks to end his season strong...
Via Phillies Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin on Kazmir’s Rant: ‘He’s Speaking From The Heart’

A day after Scott Kazmir sounded off on his Oakland Athletics teammates, manager Bob Melvin weighed in with his take on the left-hander’s comments. “Well, look, Kaz is an emotional guy. After games a lot of times emotions run high. Sometimes you say some things whether or not you regret them later or not, but he’s speaking from the heart. Following the club’s 6-3 loss on...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 17

Yesterday my Official Lineup came out blazing as Corey Kluber was dominant against the Astros and Wilmer Flores kept crushing with a two-homer, 43-point effort. Then Scott Kazmir, who was shaky but successful for his first couple innings, completely lost it and ended up posting a 1.75-point day. All-in-all, though, the Official Lineup scored 127.10 points and finished 1,358th-of...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Status Quo is not how Tribe should go

Before the start of the 2014 season, the Cleveland Indians allowed 340.2 innings pitched from starting pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir to walk out their door, while only banking heavily on a natural progression from their young starting pitchers to shoulder the burden left behind. A somewhat inconsistent offense was also expected to become suddenly consistent, and the team...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Athletics Have Enough Pitching?

The Oakland Athletics got off to a very strong start, and on August 9 they had a four game lead on the Anaheim Angels. Their 72-44 record was the best in baseball, and after acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs, they had recently traded for ace pitcher Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox. From that point, the A’s have a woeful 11-22 record. While...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Athletics Preview

After padding their wild-card lead with a series win against a fellow contender, the Oakland Athletics enter a favorable home stretch versus a pair of last-place teams. The club opens a three-game series against the Texas Rangers Tuesday night with Scott Kazmir trying to re-establish some sustained success for himself and the team. Oakland (83-66), which has Philadelphia on deck...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A's adjust rotation, line up Gray for season finale

The A’s have adjusted their rotation coming out of their final day off of the season Monday. Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray will pitch Tuesday-Thursday in a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers. That flip-flops Kazmir and Samardzija in the rotation, as Samardzija had been pitching in front of Kazmir. It also pushes Jason Hammel back in the rotation and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Season of Missed Opportunities

After an exciting, but ultimately disappointing, end to the 2013 season that thrust the Cleveland Indians back into the playoffs for the first time since 2007, there were lofty expectations on the team heading into 2014. The team that ripped off ten straight wins to wrap up an incredible month of September last year was nearly identical to the squad set to take the field this season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chirs Sale drops ERA below 2.00 as White Sox shut out A's

  Chris Sale bested Scott Kazmir in a brilliant pitchers' duel, light-hitting Marcus Semien homered for the only run and the Chicago White Sox edged the rapidly fading Oakland Athletics 1-0 Thursday. The A's lost for the 11th time in 14 games. They began the day leading the American League wild-card race, 1-1/2 games over Detroit and two games ahead of Seattle. Sale (12...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined three runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They made several fielding blunders. Scott Kazmir continues to implode...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Angels won (08/31): Angels sweep the A's and extend their AL West lead to 5 games

How the Angels Won: It's a simple formula. The Angels pitched well enough to stay in games 1-4 and when their opponents made mistakes, they capitalized. The same formula proved effective on Sunday in an 8-1 win over the Oakland A's at Angel Stadium, effectively completing the four-game sweep over their AL West rivals.  "I think the whole series we played that way,"...
Via Fox Sports West
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: August 25, 2014

Sunday ended up a game below .500 with the game picks. Some picks were really good like the Cubs finishing off the Orioles to sweep the series and the Mets beating the Dodgers. But others such as the Angels pouncing on Scott Kazmir and the Rays squeezing out a game against the Blue Jays threw me. I never expected the White Sox to lose with Chris Sale on the mound. And I was wrong...
Via The Flagrant Fan
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir KO’d Early, A’s Fall to Angels

After two nail-biting games played in a playoff-like atmosphere went in the A’s favor to start the AL-west lead-deciding series, the Angels came back with a vengeance Sunday evening in front of a nationally televised audience. The highly-paid and highly-talented Los Angeles offense made short work of Scott Kazmir, knocking around the lefty for seven runs in just three-plus innings...
Via BaySportsNet
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels pound on Oakland; take back the West

After losing the first two games of the series, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to avoid the sweep against the Oakland A’s, and regain first place.Jered Weaver and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Contrary to the previous two games, the Angels took an early lead. In the top of the second, Erick Aybar crushed a first-pitch slider, that bounced off the top of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Athletics 6, Mets 2

The New York Mets (59-68) took on the Oakland Athletics (74-51) tonight at O.co Coliseum for the first game of a short two game series, with Dillon Gee taking on Scott Kazmir. What you should know: The Mets got on the scoreboard first this evening, as Travis d’Arnaud launched his eleventh home run of the season, making it 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Oakland answered back...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp Powers Oakland Athletics To 6-2 Win over New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics grabbed their first win in a week thanks to a bases-clearing triple from Coco Crisp on Tuesday night at the O.Co Coliseum. With the 6-2 win over the New York Mets, the A’s snapped a five-game losing streak and improve to 74-51 on the season. The club remains 0.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West. Scott Kazmir picked up his 14th win, which...
Via BaySportsNet
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets at Athletics, 10:05 PM

Tonight the Mets open a two game series against the Oakland Athletics in California. Dillon Gee (4-5, 3.69) faces former Met Scott Kazmir (13-5, 2.78) beginning at 10:05pm. In his last start, Gee got the loss in the Mets’ 4-1 defeat against the Washington Nationals on August 14th at Citi Field. He pitched 6.0 innings, allowing four earned runs and four hits, striking out three...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Tickets 15% Below Average For Series Vs Mets

For pretty much the entire season the Oakland Athletics have had the best record in baseball. For most of the season it hasn’t even been really close, and their run differential is still the only one in the league above +100, currently at +161. But a five-game losing streak has dropped them to only the second best record in the league. Unfortunately, now the team with the best...
Via Bay Sports Report
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets On Verge Of Setting Historic Streak Of Offensive Futility

All the leaves are brown… and the skies are gray… If the Mets thought they had it rough against the woeful Chicago Cubs, they’re in for some real trouble this week as they head to the West Coast for some California reaming. The Mets begin a five-game west coast swing with a pair of games starting tonight against the Oakland A’s before kicking off a weekend series with the...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 19

After a very limited Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to spot start on Tuesday. Let’s look at the rankings: Scott Kazmir takes the top spot for two reasons: He’ll face the Mets, who are 29th in wOBA over the last two weeks (.268) and he’ll face Dillon Gee, who Steamer doesn’t like. That 50/20 W%/L% split seems a bit drastic to me, but I think Kazmir probably has...
Via Baseball Professor
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Tulo Goes Down

In Episode 114, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Curley recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league.. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: A major update of all notable injury news Troy Tulowitzki’s 2015 draft stock Future player comps for prospects Michael Taylor (WAS) and Rymer Liriano (SD...
Via Baseball Professor
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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