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Game #77: Athletics at Giants

Feeling lucky? Luck hasn't been on the A's side the past few seasons. From bullpen terribleness to infestations of injury bugs, for a team that has been going through its fair share of struggles the past few years, the A's are in dire need of some good fortune. It just so happens that the A's cards may finally be lining up perfectly, as the offense, which has been woefully inconsistent...
Via Athletics Nation
2 hours ago

Reddick off disabled list, back in A's lineup

The A's activated Josh Reddick from the disabled list Tuesday and slotted him in his familiar three-hole in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants, ending his five-week absence after fracturing his left thumb sliding into second base against the Yankees on May 19.
Via Athletics.com
3 hours ago

Marcus Semien: Franchise Shortstop?

Improvements in Semien's Game Yesterday Oakland A's shortstop Marcus Semien tied his career-high (set in 2015) mark for home runs in a season with his 15th dinger. This particular home run was Semien's fourth-longest of the season and came off former-Athletic Jeff Samardzija. It also helped jump-start an 8-run showing in the Bay Bridge Series opener. I have not been shy about...
Via Athletics Nation
5 hours ago

Oakland Athletics Were Almost Perfect

The Bay Bridge Series is more than just an interleague rivalry between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. There’s an interesting contrast between the Bay Area ballclubs. The Oakland Athletics did not have a case of the Mondays. Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija and A’s right-hander Daniel Mengden shined early in the ballgame. However, it was Mengden who [...
Via Swingin' A's
11 hours ago

Semien leads charge behind stellar Mengden

Marcus Semien skied a three-run home run to left field as part of a five-run second inning, and A's starter Daniel Mengden stymied the Giants' bats through 7 2/3 innings in Oakland's 8-3 Bay Bridge Series opening win at AT&T Park on Monday.
Via Athletics.com
23 hours ago

A's plan to have Manaea start Wednesday

A's manager Bob Melvin said lefty Sean Manaea will return from the disabled list and start Wednesday against the Giants, aiding a rotation that finally seems to be on the mend.
Via Athletics.com
1 day ago

REPORT: Athletics’ OF Josh Reddick expected to return Tuesday

According to a report from Jane Lee of MLB.com on Monday evening, the Oakland Athletics expect outfielder Josh Reddick to finally return to the team on Tuesday. Previously placed on the club’s 15-day disabled list back in mid-May, Reddick will presumably be slated to start in right field on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants. The 29-year-old slugger was ultimately forced...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Notes: Oakland needs to refrain from breaking up the band

Here's an idea for the Athletics, a relatively radical idea considering the team's history of trading its best players:Keep the core together.Sign right fielder Josh Reddick long-term, and do not trade right-hander Sonny Gray, catcher Steven Vogt and reliever Sean Doolittle.Oh, Billy Beane could still have his usual deadline fun, moving left-hander Rich Hill (if healthy), third baseman...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics claim RHP Nick Tepesch off waivers from Dodgers

According to a report from Jane Lee of MLB.com on Monday, the Oakland Athletics have claimed right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, it remains to be seen as to whether Tepesch will remain in Oakland or be shipped to Triple-A Nashville upon beginning his tenure with the Athletics. In a corresponding roster move, the Athletics have elected...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Coco Crisp continues upsurge with third career slam

Coco Crisp is locked in at the plate with seven RBI and seven runs scored in last four games. Coco Crisp has been around long enough to know that you can’t win them all. At the same time he didn’t want to see Sunday’s game get away, not after Sonny Gray had pitched well for six innings, handing a 6-2 lead to the bullpen. As it happened, the pen wasn’t up to the task. Crisp...
Via Inside the A's
2 days ago

Dillon Overton Shines In Debut With Oakland Athletics

No one thought that the Oakland Athletics would start a new winning streak. Well, they defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim three times in a row. I didn’t think the real Oakland Athletics would stand up either. But it’s important to realize the Angels were in a virtual tie with the A’s prior to […] Dillon Overton Shines In Debut With Oakland Athletics - Swingin' A's...
Via Swingin' A's
2 days ago

Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut. Angels slugger Albert...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis' 3-run HR in 8th lifts A's to 7-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night. Davis connected off of Fernando Salas (3-4) for his second home run of the series and his 18th of the season. Ryan Dull (2-2) pitched one inning for the win. Ryan Madson earned his 14th save in 17 chances by getting...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Semien, Davis lead A's to 5-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to help Kendall Graveman get the first win by an Oakland starter in more than three weeks as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Thursday night. Graveman (3-6) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the first win for an A's starter since June 1 after the rotation had combined to go 0-9 in the...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Athletics managing a hurt outfield?

The injury bug is floating around the Oakland Athletics outfield, and its sting is affecting A’s star players Josh Reddick and Khris Davis. Since 1989, this nuisance has sidelined Oakland Athletics Most Valuable Players and American League All-Stars. The bug’s significant case appeared in 1989, when right fielder Jose Canseco was hit by a pitch, during a spring training game...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's expected to be active at MLB trade deadline

With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right hander Sonny Gray. “Every time Gray starts, he draws double-digit scouts from contenders...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers can get themselves right with a few moves

Remember when the Dodgers were an annual lock to win the National League West? Well, they’re not anymore. In fact, they’re not even a lock to reach the postseason this year. Following three consecutive NL West titles from 2013 to 2015, the Dodgers find themselves in a funk in 2016, only two games over .500 and six and a half games behind the division's first-place Giants. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This Oakland Defense Sure Has Been Something

Here’s the quickest way to understand what’s gone on in the field for the Oakland Athletics this season: Marcus Semien has arguably been their best defensive player. Yep. That’s the one. The same Marcus Semien who committed 35 errors as Oakland’s everyday shortstop last year. That’s not being totally fair to Semien, who has legitimately improved at short, but he’s still...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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