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Saturday, August 30th: Ryon Healy Hits Game-Winning HR in 11th for Ports while Daric Barton Drives in 3 to Help Cats Win and Nate Freiman Homers in Beloit Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports  5 Modesto Nuts     4 WP – House 3-4 / 3.46 HR – Healy (16) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI) With the game tied in the top of the 11th, designated hitter Ryon Healy led off the inning...
Via Athletics Farm
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp exits after wall collision

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp left Friday nights' game with the Los Angeles Angels after crashing into the wall in attempt to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run. Initial indications are that Crisp sustained a neck strain. It took a few minutes for Crisp to gather himself, but he eventually walked off the field under his own power. Your browser does not support...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp exits game after crashing into a wall

Oakland A’s center fielder Coco Crisp exited Friday night’s game against the Angels in the fifth inning with a strained neck after a formidable effort to rob what turned into a two-run homer from Chris Iannetta. Crisp, who has also been bothered by the same injury various times this season, is considered day to day. “He doesn’t feel as bad as the last time right now...

Thursday, August 28th: Luke Montz Hits 3 HRs as AZL A’s Win Finale while Daric Barton & Tyler Marincov Both Homer Twice for Cats & Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)   ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season) AZL Cubs  3 AZL A’s    6 WP – Navas 6-5 / 3.30 HR – Montz 3 (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs) After missing most of the season, catcher Luke Montz appears to be raring to go down in the desert. Montz smashed 3 home runs...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: John Jaso’s future as a catcher

John Jaso Oakland A’s catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list this past week since his concussion symptoms have worsened over the past two weeks. He told the press that he was struck by a hard foul tip that bounced off of his face mask back in early August when the Oakland A’s were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. As of today, it is unclear as to how long...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp Wants No Part Of Playing Twister With Astros Mascot (Video)

Don’t invite Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp to your next game night. Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, became the saddest mascot in the league Tuesday night when Crisp turned down his offer to play Twister with him — multiple times. Your browser does not support iframes. Despite Orbit’s best efforts, Crisp wanted no part of playing with the furry green guy, opting...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Furthers Gold Glove Candidacy With Another Great Catch (Video)

OK, so maybe Jonny Gomes isn’t in the running for a Gold Glove, but it’s hard to deny his recent defensive prowess. The Oakland Athletics outfielder isn’t known for having plus defensive tools, but the veteran has a way of making an impressive catch from time to time. He was back at it on Tuesday in Houston against the Astros. Houston slugger Chris Carter tagged a pitch to...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s beer intake (video)

During a recent Oakland Athletics game, a fan of the team who brings a drum to the ballpark to sound his support for the squad was particularly unimpressed with a like-minded fan who also has a proclivity for percussion-based antics, specifically how his cohort elects to tip back a brewski instead of focusing upon […] The post A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Transaction Trends Week 21: Eric O’Flaherty to Lead A’s Closer by Committee

In the wake of the Athletics losing lights out closer Sean Doolittle to an intercostal injury, Manager Bob Melvin said the team would keep Luke Gregerson in the 8th-inning role and use a committee to close out games. Eric O’Flaherty seems to be first in line for that committee and is the first one to target off the waiver wire. He's been nearly untouchable in his 13.1 IP this...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s segment with Oakland A’s fans is an epic fail

Relatively new ESPN analyst and former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was a part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast of A’s-Angels last night.  He went out into the people for a segment on, allegedly, the rowdiest fans in baseball. What we found was anything but… Your browser does not support iframes. Why this video is an epic fail, and not just a fail. What you...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s infield weaknesses

The Oakland A’s seem to be back on track in this series against the Los Angeles Angels. Their pitching has been on point and their offense has picked back up. However, there is still one weakness that has never been resolved. Even though they tried to strengthen these positions before the trade deadline, second base and shortstop remain the weakest positions for the Oakland A...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle, Kyle Blanks, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics were able to breathe a sigh of relief as all-star closer Sean Doolittle is feeling better after experiencing a cramp in his side during last night's save.  Jane Lee of MLB.com is reporting that Doolittle passed tests and his injury is not a serious concern.Doolittle felt a cramp-like pain in right side. He's already feeling better, not worried it...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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