Bumgarner Tosses Complete Game Shutout, Giants Bring Out The Big Bats

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner led the way to the victory against veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon and the Mets with a final score of 9-0. Bumgarner was tremendous, throwing the second complete game of the series against New York after Ryan Vogelsong had his bid on Friday. This also marked Bumagarner’s second shutout of his young career. Bumgarner’s final line was more »

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Oakland A’s Slump to 5-1 Defeat to Texas Rangers

After Bartolo Colon repeatedly navigated out of trouble in the early innings, the Texas Rangers finally got to the veteran in the fifth. The Rangers jumped out to a 4-1 advantage as they plated three unearned runs during the frame. With his fastball barely cracking 90 mph, the 40-year-old right hander looked more like his second-half version than the pitcher more »

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Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers Pregame Notes 9/3

After taking game one of the series 4-2 and grabbing a share of first-place in the AL West standings, the Oakland A’s send out Bartolo Colon (14-5, 2.94 ERA) for game two of the series with the Texas Rangers. The right-hander makes his second start since returning from the DL, and his 26th of the season. He hasn’t won a game more »

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Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners Pregame Notes 8/20

After taking game one of the series thanks to a walk off home run delivered by Brandon Moss and Jarrod Parker’s first career complete game, the Oakland A’s send out Sonny Gray (1-1, 1.00 ERA) to face the Seattle Mariners. Gray, who picked up his first MLB win in his outing last Thursday, dealt nine strikeouts over eight shutout innings. more »

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Series Preview: Oakland A’s Host Angels in Big 4-Game Set

The A’s (59-42) will host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (47-52)  for a four-game series starting tonight in Oakland. Last weekend, Oakland lost the first two games out of the All-Star Break down in Anaheim before winning the finale 6-0 behind Bartolo Colon’s complete game shut out. Yesterday, Oakland rode a seventh-inning go-ahead home run from Coco Crisp (against more »

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