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Tuesday, August 19th: Matt Stalcup Tosses Complete-Game Shutout for Snappers while Shane Peterson Homers in Sacramento Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Matt Stalcup (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  3 Peoria Chiefs        0 WP – Stalcup 5-4 / 4.02 HR – Soto (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Matt Stalcup (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win) Beloit starter Matt Stalcup tossed a complete-game shutout on Tuesday, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp Powers Oakland Athletics To 6-2 Win over New York Mets

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...
Via BaySportsNet
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Partial Transcript of Bud Selig’s Press Conference At The O.co Coliseum In Oakland

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...
Via BaySportsNet
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Selig On Oakland Athletics Stadium Situation: ‘This Is Always Something I Wanted To Get Resolved’

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...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry ready for rehab

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 18th: Lou Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while A’s Outfielder Craig Gentry Begins Rehab Assignment in River Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  6 Peoria Chiefs        4 WP – Trivino 7-9 / 4.85 HR – Higley (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win) Starter Lou Trivino turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2014 Update

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...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Slams Into Wall To Make Spectacular Sliding Catch (Video)

Jonny Gomes isn’t exactly renowned for his defense. If anything, glovework probably is the weakest aspect of the former Boston Red Sox outfielder’s game. Gomes still finds a way to come through with the occasional web gem, though. During the first inning of Sunday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves, Gomes, who was traded to the Oakland A’s along with Jon Lester last month...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Will Jason Hammel be replaced?

Jason Hammel 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Is Sonny Gray running out of gas?

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry, Kyle Blanks, Nick Punto

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Players to watch for the rest of the season

The Oakland A’s are holding onto their lead in the AL West despite the drastic offensively slump. With the Los Angeles Angels right on their heels, the Athletics have had to play some authentic green collar baseball to stay ahead. However, there is still a month and a half left of the season, and there are some players who are going to need to step up to help out their team. 1...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's fans bring saxes to game for Josh Reddick

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Do the Oakland Athletics have a 'Rally Possum'?

Your browser does not support iframes.A possum was seen running around in foul territory at O.co Coliseum during extra innings of Monday night's Oakland Athletics game against Tampa Bay.The possum made its appearance in the bottom of the 10th inning as it ran along the edge of the field until it found an opening behind the advertising board and disappeared. It just so happened...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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