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Thursday, September 3rd: Sean Manaea K’s 13 in Hounds Victory while Dylan Covey & Jacob Nottingham Lead Ports to Big Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 13 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  4 San Antonio Missions    1 WP – Manaea 6-1 / 2.36 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 13 K / Win) LHP Sean Manaea, acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade, turned in another impressive...
Via Athletics Farm
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canha's rise with A's came after conquering mysterious respiratory illness

Mark Canha went from being a relatively obscure Rule 5 acquisition by the Oakland Athletics to a productive middle-of-the-order type thanks to his impressive play over the past few months.  Obtained from the Miami Marlins prior to the season, the A's (who had admired him from afar) snatched him up once he became available. The gamble has paid off, as Canha currently leads all AL...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's Reddick enjoying benefits of renewed focus at the plate

Right fielder Josh Reddick hit 32 home runs for the Oakland Athletics in 2012, his first year with the club - but he also struck out 151 times.  Since then, Reddick has only come close to 100 whiffs one time, when he struck out 86 times in 2013. This is no coincidence, as he recently opened up with MLB.com's Jane Lee about his focused effort to move away from a strikeout-prone slugger...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

With the worst record in the American League, it is clear there is only one reason to continue watching the A’s in September. Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will need to dominate the final month in order to pass Dallas Keuchel and finish ahead of David Price for the AL Cy Young award. Sonny Gray In a season that has been marred by a terrible defense and an unreliable...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #133: Gray turned blue – Angels 9, Athletics 4

Just when we’re all getting ready to write the Angels off, they have to go and beat the tar out of Sonny Gray, win a road series and provide a glimmer of hope that they could claw their way back into the Wild Card race. It was all because for the first time in forever they defeated an actual elite pitcher instead of just rolling over and nearly getting no-hit, like they do. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, September 2nd: Nate Freiman Hits Game-Winning HR for Sounds while Matt Chapman Returns to Action for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  5 Nashville Sounds      6 WP – Bayless 1-0 / 0.00 HR – Wendle (9), Freiman (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI) With the game tied in the bottom...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Brett Lawrie by Jeff Quinton

A look at what we might expect from the A`s infielder going forward.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Try To Get Out Of Cellar During Month Of September

There are 15 teams in the American League and the Oakland Athletics have the worst record out of all of them entering the month of September. At 57-75, the Athletics are 15 games behind the American League West division-leading Houston Astros and 12 games behind the Texas Rangers, who are currently holding down the second and final AL Wild Card spot. Along with playing the role of...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

O.co Coliseum began literally falling apart on Monday night

During Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game at O.co Coliseum, the much-maligned home of the A’s (and Raiders, for that matter) began to fall apart when Shane Victorino bumped into the left field wall. As soon as Victorino lightly hit the wall, one of the pads became dislodged and eventually completely fell off, requiring a short delay while the Coliseum’s staff attempted...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's taking no chances with Bassitt's shoulder soreness

Chris Bassitt has been a somewhat pleasant surprise for the Oakland Athletics since being inserted into their rotation earlier this season. His 1-6 record isn't reflective of his stats (2.82 ERA in a little over 73 innings of work), and he's flashed enough promise to appear to be a contender for a rotation spot in 2016. However, his season may be over: On Tuesday, the club scratched...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Control AL West Teams’ Fate during Next 2 Weeks

Josh Reddick Over the next two weeks, the Oakland Athletics will be playing very meaningful games. The catch for Oakland is that they will not be important for them. Even though they have the worst record in the American League at 57-74, their impact on the playoffs will be felt because they have upcoming series against three playoff hopeful teams. Not only are they playoff contending...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogt Finds Redemption As A’s Edge Dbacks

Less than 24 hours ago, a disappointed Stephen Vogt was speaking to the media, placing heavy blame on himself for his team’s loss. Vogt had allowed two passed balls in Friday’s sixth inning, and the two Diamondbacks runners who advanced and reached on those mistakes would go on to score the game’s tying runs. “Obviously I’m very frustrated with myself,” Vogt said to...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldy homers as D-backs rally against A's Gray

PHOENIX -- Pinch-hitter Aaron Hill's double produced the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Oakland ace Sonny Gray, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Athletics on Friday night. Hill drove in Chris Owings, who led off the inning with a double, to put the Diamondbacks in front 3-2. The A's, ahead 2-0 until the sixth, lost their...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farmhands Who Could Play A Role For Oakland In 2016

Billy Burns: Who will be the next A’s farmhand to break through for Oakland? With the 2015 season turning out to be such a big disappointment for the A’s, the team’s plans heading into this offseason are probably just about as unclear as they’ve been in quite some time. General manager Billy Beane and the A’s front office could choose to head in many different directions...
Via Athletics Farm
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's ballboy makes amazing diving play

An Oakland A’s ballboy made the play of the game yesterday diving for a foul ball and snagging it with exceptional skill usually reserved for the men on the field. In the bottom of the second inning, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Marcus Semien on a 2-1 count when the ball jumped off the bat of Semien. It was a laser shot that screamed past third base on the foul...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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