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Zito Makes Farewell Start, A’s Hang On 8-7 Against Angels

With Sonny Gray shut down for the year with hip pain, Barry Zito took the mound one more time for the A’s on Wednesday in what will likely stand as the last major league start of his career. It was a good one too. Despite having pitched very little this September, the 37 year-old threw 76 pitches across four innings in Anaheim, setting his team up to edge the Angels 8-7. Zito allowed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's toast Hudson/Mulder/Zito with pregame 'Big Three' tribute

The Oakland Athletics capped off the home portion of the 2015 schedule with a loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, but the vibe was still pretty upbeat.  That's because the entire weekend was essentially dedicated to the 'Big Three' of the early 2000s - pitchers Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder. The home-grown trio had big roles in Oakland's postseason appearances from...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudson-Zito duel ends up disappointing

Saturday’s Giants-Athletics game at Coliseum seemed like an unremarkable game on paper. The lone AL team that had been eliminated from the playoff race taking on a team that was fighting for its slim playoff life, needing miraculous runs in opposite directions by both them and the Dodgers. But of course, both teams flipped the script this week. The retiring Tim Hudson...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Three Provide Hope for the Reds

“Until you step outside of it, you don’t realize how special it is,” Barry Zito said on the field in Oakland, nostalgia in his voice and touch of grey his hair. He was reminiscing about what it was like to have three homegrown young starters peaking at the same time, back when he joined Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder in dominating the American League. The parallels in Cincinnati...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito and Tim Hudson to pitch against each other

Time to party like it’s the early-to-mid 2000’s! The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday that 37-year-old Barry Zito will be their starting pitcher this coming Saturday. That means he’ll face 40-year-old former teammate Tim Hudson, when the A’s play the San Francisco Giants. It’s Happening: Bob Melvin announced that Barry Zito will start Saturday vs. Tim Hudson...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zito revved-up after first appearance of 2015 season for A's

Veteran Barry Zito's comeback attempt finally came full circle for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, as he pitched the eighth inning of the A's loss to the Houston Astros. Despite giving up a home run to Colby Rasmus on a poorly located curveball (a 'rule' he said he didn't adhere to properly), Zito told's Chandler Rome afterward that he enjoyed the experience: "So I broke...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Aces – a retrospective

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics announced that they selected the contract of Barry Zito from Triple-A Nashville, bringing back one of the more colorful players in the history of a franchise which has a large number of colorful personalities.  Sure, Zito was a little out there, but he also was very successful during his stint with Oakland.  Zito, along with Tim Hudson and Mark...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito and the Search for the Year’s Slowest Fastball

Barry Zito is coming back! Zito, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since 2013, has been called up from Triple-A by the A’s. He’ll initially work out of the bullpen — which makes sense because what bullpen doesn’t need an old guy with no command who throws really slow? — but the A’s are so out of playoff contention they may as well clone an entire Zito army and...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics recall Barry Zito from minor leagues

Yes, that Barry Zito. The legendary Lou Reed once said, “I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.” Well, in recalling the 37-year-old Zito from the minor leagues, the Oakland Athletics can rest easy knowing that the nostalgia is all theirs. The team selected the veteran southpaw from Triple-A Nashville after placing righty Jesse Chavez on the 60-day disabled list with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is back in the majors

Oakland Athletics fans, freak out – Barry Zito will be wearing the green and gold in the majors to close out 2015 after Oakland called him up on Wednesday. #Athletics select Barry Zito from Nashville, recall Cody Martin from Nashville, place Jesse Chavez on the 60-day DL — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) September 16, 2015   Zito came up through the minors with Oakland...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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