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A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (High-A)
Stockton Ports 11
Lake Elsinore Storm 3
WP – Alderson 4-0 / 4.39
Farmhand Of The Game:
Shortstop Chad Pinder
(3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)
Shortstop Chad Pinder helped lead Stockton to an 11-3 victory on Thursday night. Pinder collected 3 hits, including...
The Oakland A’s are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for the first time since early June. This is will be the first of three series between these two teams that will take place from now until the season ends. With the A’s and Angels battling for first place in the AL West, these games will be the most important games the Athletics will play before the end of the...
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (High-A)
Stockton Ports 4
Lake Elsinore Storm 0
WP – Joseph 6-3 / 3.99
HR – Olson (36)
Farmhand Of The Game:
Pitcher Jonathan Joseph
(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)
RHP Jonathan Joseph was impressive in a spot start for Stockton...
Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes accepted David Ortiz’s challenge.
Lester and Gomes, both of whom were traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, on Wednesday participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They did so in emphatic fashion.
The duo had been challenged by Ortiz, who was challenged by former Red Sox...
The HorrorAccording to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, multiple MLB sources agree that Jon Lester's return to Boston is "a long shot". The sources believe that the lefty will either wind up in pinstripes or toiling for Theo Epstein on the North Side of Chicago. Referring to Boston's low-ball $70 million offer to Lester, one MLB exec stated, "The Red Sox aren...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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One of the more amusing stories to develop out of a major league ballplayer’s choice of walk-up music this season is the way in which Oakland A’s fans have taken to Josh Reddick’s song selection when he steps up to the plate. Of course, the Athletics outfielder chose George Michael’s sax-heavy 80s classic, “Careless Whisper” […] The post A’s fans bring saxes to game...