A’s Stay Hot, Take Series From Rays

You know you’re going good when your team manages just one hit in a ballgame but wins the game anyway. That’s exactly what the A’s pulled off in the middle game of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays which saw the green and gold take two out of three, and miss sweeping the series by a hairsbreadth. The more »

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Billy Beane Checks in on the Closing Committee, Moss vs. Lefties and the Stadium Situation

Billy Beane sure is diplomatic. In his weekly conversation with Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game, the club vice president and general manager weighed in on the closer by committee situation, how much playing time Brandon Moss will get against lefties, and even had time to dodge a question about the ongoing war of words between the team and the 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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Brandon Moss, Relentless A’s Offense Pummel Tigers 14-4

Wednesday night’s 14-4 win by the Oakland A’s over the Detroit Tigers was notable for two key factors: the unrelenting attack of the A’s offense and Brett Anderson’s return from the 60-day disabled list. Anderson ended up with a three-inning save, the first of his career (even though in this case the ‘save’ designation is really meant more in terms more »

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Oakland A’s Rally But Lose 9-7 to Baltimore Orioles

In the seventh inning with a runner on first and no outs, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin called in Ryan Cook to get a ground ball. That’s exactly what the hard-throwing right-hander did. He produced four straight ground balls, but the Baltimore Orioles scored three times in the process as they opened up a 9-7 lead. Cook finished his night more »

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