OAKLAND ATHLETICS NEWS

Seattle Mariners: M’s display Fireworks on Friday, but still struggle to get the offense going splitting 2 games vs. Oakland

Games Recap This Fourth of July weekend, the M’s faced the hapless Athletics, pulling a 2-2 record in the four game series. Game 1 was an exercise in futility.  Oakland ‘s Scott Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 players.  The Mariners mustered a paltry 2 hits in the slaughter. ”He’s become a leader here the last couple years, by performance and in the clubhouse,” Melvin...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, July 5th: Angel Duno Impresses in AZL A’s Win while 2015 Draft Picks Richie Martin, Steven Pallares & Kyle Friedrichs Lead Vermont to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Pitcher Angel Duno (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)   ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season) AZL Angels  2 AZL A’s       3 WP – Duno 2-1 / 2.70 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Angel Duno (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win) 21-year-old Venezuelan RHP Angel Duno turned in another strong start on Sunday, allowing just 1 hit while...
Via Athletics Farm
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Outdueled by M’s, Fall 2-1

The A’s offense sputtered Sunday afternoon, continually failing to capitalize in key scoring situations as they fell to division rival Seattle. Oakland could have swapped positions in the cellar of the AL west with a win, but instead dropped back to nine games under .500 in the low scoring pitcher’s duel. “Our overall numbers are pretty good. We go on streaks where we’re...
Via BaySportsNet
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montgomery solid into 6th, Mariners beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday. Coming off two straight shutouts, Montgomery (4-2) gave up one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Montgomery was trying to join Randy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to pitch three consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist

Updating this previous report that the Mets and Oakland A’s were discussing a deal for Ben Zobrist, comes a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. When Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup, he was referring to Zobrist the Post reports. However, it now appears that the switch hitting Zobrist has now –...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, July 4th: Jake Smolinski’s Big Bat Helps Sounds Win in Extras while Joel Seddon K’s 8 to Win 6th for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds      7 Round Rock Express  4 WP – Cook 4-1 / 3.96 HR – Pridie (9), Smolinski (6), Muncy (2), Viciedo (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs) 26-year-old outfielder Jake Smolinski...
Via Athletics Farm
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Ben Zobrist

Recently, New York writer Joel Sherman reported that New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson is willing to overpay for the Oakland A’s Ben Zobrist. The problem is that the A’s are starting to win games, finally looking to overcome the title of unluckiest team in baseball. It’s a tricky situation that seems to happen every year. The team that is clearly expected to sell goes on a winning...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A's end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday. The A's only scored twice off Hernandez (10-5) but peppered him for 10 hits - the most he has allowed this season. Hernandez, who struck out six and walked two, had gone 13...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friday, July 3rd: Barry Zito Impresses in Sounds Victory while Dillon Overton Wins Hounds Debut & Matt Chapman Hits 14th HR for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1 Nashville Sounds              2 WP – Otero 1-0 / 1.23 HR – Smolinski (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K) LHP Barry Zito delivered an impressive start for the Sounds on...
Via Athletics Farm
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Mariners hit 4 HRs in 9-5 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games. J.A. Happ (4-5) snapped a personnel four-game slide with six strong innings, giving up three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and walked none. Mark Canha had two hits and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist

Updating this previous report that the Mets and Oakland A’s were discussing a deal for Ben Zobrist, comes a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. When Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup, he was referring to Zobrist the Post reports. However, it now appears that the switch hitting Zobrist has now –...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is a Josh Reddick Trade Too Crazy of an Idea for the Angels?

So there I was, just hanging out, painting the seats to a dining room set that is being turned into patio furniture, when I decided to take a break and check out Twitter. This is a regular thing for me, and it is fun to see what new and exciting news is going to lead to the end of civilization as we know it. At least, that’s how the doomsdayers put it, and most of their ranting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: LA Ace With An Oakland Goody

When is a remake not a remake? No, this isn't a riddle. I'm seriously curious how 'Anaconda' was considered a new 'song'. Sure, Nicki Minaj provided some new...um...lyrics? Is cackling after saying 'uluhdisfadazz' considered lyrics? Neither here nor there for my original question, I guess so really, taking the exact same beat from a previous rap song while even sampling lyrics...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gray might wind up on A's DL because of bacterial gastroenteritis

Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray was released from the hospital on Wednesday after a particularly serious case of bacterial gastroenteritis caused by salmonella, but his next start is currently up in the air. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday that due to the severity of his illness, the A's will most likely skip his next scheduled start on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 2nd: Jake Sanchez Earns Win in Hounds Shutout while Richie Martin Makes Debut, Sean Nolin Lands on DL & Nate Freiman is DFA’d

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Arkansas Travelers        0 Midland RockHounds  4 WP – Sanchez 6-5 / 4.70 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win) RHP Jake Sanchez turned in his third straight quality start for the RockHounds, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir twirls gem

On Thursday night, Oakland Athletics’ pitcher, Scott Kazmir, put his best stuff on display against the Seattle Mariners. Facing the Mariners for the first time in 2015, Kazmir threw eight shutout innings, giving up only two hits and no walks while striking out seven. Kazmir lowered his season earned run average to 2.56 and WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) to 1.12. Kazmir...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir helps A's blank Mariners 4-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night. Josh Phegley had a two-run single and Mark Canha added an RBI triple for the A's, who ended a five-game losing streak against the Mariners. Kazmir (5-5) retired 21 of his first...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Gray released from hospital after battling 'severe' stomach flu

Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray missed a start on Tuesday (sending A's fans into a premature frenzy of anxiety) and wound up spending the night in a hospital after coming down with a particularly strong case of bacterial gastroenteritis.  The 'stomach flu', as it's otherwise known, kept Gray at the hospital until Wednesday afternoon, when he returned home to rest and recuperate...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler's first triple since 2012 delights A's teammates

To put things lightly, Oakland Athletics slugger Billy Butler isn't exactly known for his speed on the bases. As a result, Butler's triple in the second inning of the A's win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon delighted his teammates since that sort of thing doesn't happen very often. It was the fifth triple of Butler's career and his first since 2012 - and it required...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, July 1st: Nate Long Leads Sounds’ Shutout Victory while Justin Higley’s Grand Slam Highlights Snappers’ Win & R.J. Alvarez Lands on DL

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Colorado Springs Sky Sox  0 Nashville Sounds              2 WP – Long 1-1 / 3.09 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Nate Long (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win) After his promotion from Midland, RHP Nate Long didn’t waste any time making...
Via Athletics Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics would not be in last place in the AL West if they had better results against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle looks to win six in a row in the series for the first time since 2009 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series in Oakland. The Athletics (36-45) rolled to a 12-0 win in the first matchup this season before the Mariners (36-42) took the next...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. Hahn (6-6) improved to 4-1 over his last six starts after giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six. Tyler Clippard retired the final four hitters for his 14th...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's pitcher Gray stays in hospital with stomach ailment

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray has been diagnosed with a stomach ailment that sent him to a hospital. Gray remained in the hospital overnight with severe gastritis and was expected to be released some time Wednesday. The condition involves inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Oakland team physician Dr. Allan Pont said of all the cases of severe gastritis...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, June 30th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Snappers to Victory while Matt Chapman Hits 12th HR in Ports Loss & A’s Come to Terms with Top Pick Richie Martin

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) GAME #2 Beloit Snappers                4 Quad Cities River Bandits  1 WP – Gossett 3-7 / 5.42 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win) In one of his best starts so far this season for the Snappers...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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