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A's earn much-needed win over Mets

The A's really needed that. There isn't much to say, really. The simple act of getting back in the win column is far more valuable than a single game in the standings — there's just an air of success that penetrated the Coliseum tonight that had been lacking throughout the fanbase, the media, the team's comments to the media, and did I say the fanbase? Coco Crisp...
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Tuesday, August 19th: Matt Stalcup Tosses Complete-Game Shutout for Snappers while Shane Peterson Homers in Sacramento Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Matt Stalcup (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  3 Peoria Chiefs        0 WP – Stalcup 5-4 / 4.02 HR – Soto (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Matt Stalcup (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win) Beloit starter Matt Stalcup tossed a complete-game shutout on Tuesday, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
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Crisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Coming off a miserable road trip when he went 2-for-23, Crisp grounded out and singled before lining an 0-1 pitch from Mets starter Dillon...
Via AP on Fox
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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
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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
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Partial Transcript of Bud Selig’s Press Conference At The O.co Coliseum In Oakland

On Tuesday, the Bud Selig farewell tour made its stop at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Here’s a partial transcript of the press conference, which Selig held in the bowels of the Coliseum. (Note: Questions are paraphrased, but Selig’s answers are directly transcribed.) Now that the 10-year lease has been completed, what is your hope for the A’s ultimately? “No. 1, I’m happy...
Via BaySportsNet
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Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Scott Kazmir (8/19/14)

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Via Mets360.com
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Selig On Oakland Athletics Stadium Situation: ‘This Is Always Something I Wanted To Get Resolved’

Putting an end to the Oakland Athletics ongoing stadium saga is definitely on commissioner Bud Selig’s to-do list. “This is always something I wanted to get resolved before I leave office, which is another five-and-a-half or six months,” said Selig on Tuesday, as he held court in the Raiders locker room for more than 30 minutes as part of his farewell tour. Whether it actually...
Via BaySportsNet
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Yoenis Cespedes Wishes For The Oakland A’s To Win The World Series

Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t a happy camper to leave the Oakland A’s, who boast the best record in the majors, to go to a Boston Red Sox team which is struggling. Cespedes was apart of the major deal which brought Jon Lester to Oakland, and of course, the move took Cespedes by surprise. The former A’s slugger says he was brought nearly to the point of tears when he had to leave the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him ''frustrated.'' The Oakland Athletics still don't have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A's recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland...
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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
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Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry ready for rehab

It was announced Monday by Joe Morgan of MLB.com that Oakland Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry is set to being a rehab assignment after fracturing his right hand.#453279524 / gettyimages.comGentry experienced no issues while taking batting practive in Sacramento on Saturday. Athletics managers Bob Melivn had this to say,Gentry had a good day. Felt great as far as taking BP and...
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Monday, August 18th: Lou Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while A’s Outfielder Craig Gentry Begins Rehab Assignment in River Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  6 Peoria Chiefs        4 WP – Trivino 7-9 / 4.85 HR – Higley (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win) Starter Lou Trivino turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs...
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A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2014 Update

With just a couple of weeks left in the minor league season, we thought we’d take a quick look at the A’s minor league leaders in a few key hitting and pitching categories. A minimum of 200 at-bats is required for the hitting categories and a minimum of 100 innings is required for the pitching categories, with the exception of saves, of course. Included are current players from...
Via Athletics Farm
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Jonny Gomes Slams Into Wall To Make Spectacular Sliding Catch (Video)

Jonny Gomes isn’t exactly renowned for his defense. If anything, glovework probably is the weakest aspect of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder’s game. Gomes still finds a way to come through with the occasional web gem, though. During the first inning of Sunday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves, Gomes, who was traded to the Oakland A’s along with Jon Lester last month...
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Sunday, August 17th: Dillon Overton Impresses Again for Vermont while Deck McGuire Takes the Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Brooklyn Cyclones               7 Vermont Lake Monsters  3 LP – Graves 3-2 / 6.75 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K) One of the best stories in the A’s system in the second...
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Oakland A’s: Will Jason Hammel be replaced?

Jason Hammel Things were looking up for Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jason Hammel early in August when he earned his first win in an Athletics uniform. But in his last outing against the Atlanta Braves, Hammel gave up five earned runs in three innings pitched. Since coming to Oakland, Hammel has a 1-5 record with 7.00 ERA. Right now, Hammel is the weakest pitcher in the starting...
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Oakland A’s: Is Sonny Gray running out of gas?

Sonny Gray has been a major part of the Oakland A’s starting rotation this season but is the 24-year-old right hander simply a victim of a lack of run support or is he running out of gas? Aside from the recently acquired Jon Lester, the Oakland A’s pitching staff has not lived up to the expectations and Gray has been a big part of that let down. Sonny Gray has pitched fewer...
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Saturday, August 16th: Jaycob Brugman Hits 2 HRs to Help Stockton Win while Shane Peterson Homers and Arnold Leon K’s 7 in Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (2 Home Runs / Double / 4 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) San Jose Giants   10 Stockton Ports   14 WP – House 2-4 / 3.91 HR – Brugman 2 (11), Taylor (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (2 Home Runs / Double / 4 RBIs) Outfielder Jaycob Brugman continued his monster month of August on Saturday...
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David Ortiz Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes (Video)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is always up for any challenge. That’s why when former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon nominated Big Papi to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he gladly accepted. Ortiz took the field at Fenway Park before Boston’s game against the Houston Astros on Saturday — wearing Crocs and goggles — to dump a cooler full of ice cold water over his...
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Friday, August 15th: Chris Jensen Allows Just 2 Hits in Hounds Win while Drew Pomeranz Wins 3rd Straight Start for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  3 Springfield Cardinals       2 WP – Jensen 12-7 / 3.32 HR – Coleman (14) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win) Starter Chris Jensen allowed just 1 unearned run on 2 hits while...
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Jon Lester: Can Only Hope Red Sox Want To Make Offer In Free Agency

Jon Lester is a member of the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, there’s not much the pitcher or the Boston Red Sox can say or do until the offseason regarding a potential reunion. That being said, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Red Sox aggressively pursue their former ace after the season, as Lester has made it clear that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston in free agency...
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Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry, Kyle Blanks, Nick Punto

According to Jane Lee of mlb.com, Craig Gentry has made significant strides in his return from a broken right hand. He stayed in Oakland when the team went on their road trip, and has begun to hit soft toss, and off a tee.  "When we were at home, he was all right throwing some, but it was when he was gripping the bat he was having some troubles," manager Bob Melvin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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A’s place Jed Lowrie on DL with fractured finger

Jed Lowrie initially wanted to play through his fractured right index finger, but the Oakland Athletics have changed that. The A’s announced on Thursday that they have placed their shortstop on the disabled list. Lowrie suffered the fracture last week when he took a hard ground ball off his finger. Since sustaining the injury, Lowrie […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Jed Lowrie expects to hit DL

Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie appears to be headed to the disabled list with a fractured finger. As I reported last week, Lowrie bruised his finger on a ground ball in the fourth inning of the A’s game last Monday, August 4th.  As reported by Sports Injury Alert yesterday, Lowrie had hoped to play through the injury but a move seems likely after today’s game to put...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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