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Jarrod Parker, who has shown signs of fatigue, may be unavailable for the ALCS. Skipping one start last year really helped him. Last August, when the A's went to Chicago, both he and Tommy Milone were rested. I wanted one more year. ...
Jarrod Parker, who has shown signs of fatigue, may be unavailable for the ALCS. Skipping one start last year really helped him. Last August, when the A's went to Chicago, both he and Tommy Milone were rested. I wanted one more year. We got one more year! Cleveland wants Jason Giambi in the organization for 2014. The Arizona Fall League is underway, and Carson Cistulli's AFL article on Fangraphs includes a mention of Addison Russell. Frank Jackson talks about autumn in Arizona. The Mariners are not interested in hiring Joe Girardi, but, as previously speculated, Chip Hale is on their shortlist. On this day a year ago, Brett Anderson led the A's to a 2-0 shutout win in Game 3. The game was highlight by Coco Crisp's incredible catch and a solo home run by Seth Smith, as well as a raucous crowd at the Coliseum.
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The A’s have been very good at deflecting pressure, putting one foot in front of the other and moving on a very orderly path through the 2013 season. Does all that change now, with the season down to one game? They won’t want to admit it...
The A’s have been very good at deflecting pressure, putting one foot in front of the other and moving on a very orderly path through the 2013 season. Does all that change now, with the season down to one game? They won’t want to admit it, but yes it does. Just not so much for [...]
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker showed signs of arm fatigue in his Game 3 start in the American League Divisional Series, leading to his early removal, reports Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. More Athletics coverage: ...
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker showed signs of arm fatigue in his Game 3 start in the American League Divisional Series, leading to his early removal, reports Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. More Athletics coverage: Athletics Nation "It just didn’t look 100 percent right," Manager Bob Melvin told reporters Tuesday. "I had a conversation with him after the fifth, and he wasn’t in total disagreement that maybe it was time for him to come out." Parker allowed three runs on five hits and a walk to the Tigers, with all three runs coming in the fourth inning. He threw just 73 pitches before he was removed. Melvin said the team would monitor him over the next few days, and only then would they know if there is a physical issue that could prevent him from starting again. If the Athletics win Game 5 of the ALDS against the Tigers, they would advance to play the Red Sox in the League Championship series. Parker could be left off the roster for that series if his soreness lingers. Parker, 24, had some struggles towards the end of the regular season, as well. He allowed seven runs In two of his final three starts, pitching into just the fifth inning both times. More from SB Nation MLB: Follow @SBNationMLB • Meet Sir Bam Bam, who may be the future of big league managing • ALDS: Red Sox punch ticket to ALCS | Tigers force Game 5 • D'Backs GM wants "eye for an eye" retaliation • Sensitive Braves boycott Chipper Jones' first pitch | Call the Party Police! • By chasing Girardi, the Cubs are building up for a letdown
about 4 hours ago
I know we’re all hurting from Game 4. Let’s just take a minute to appreciate this. Tomas Hertl is 19 years old from the Czech Republic. He scored 4 goals against the Rangers. He’s the youngest to score four goals since...
I know we’re all hurting from Game 4. Let’s just take a minute to appreciate this. Tomas Hertl is 19 years old from the Czech Republic. He scored 4 goals against the Rangers. He’s the youngest to score four goals since 1988. He’s already a Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) candidate. Once in a while we’re blessed to see truly transcendent talents like Joe Montana, Rickey Henderson, or Barry Bonds. Like Yoenis Cespedes, Hertl speaks little English. Like the aforementioned legends, this kid can carry a team, sell tickets, do the unthinkable. He’s that good. Just drink it in, and know that he’s probably going to be a Shark for a long, long time.
about 12 hours ago
Justin Verlander is again standing between the Oakland Athletics and the AL championship series. Read more Justin Verlander news
Justin Verlander is again standing between the Oakland Athletics and the AL championship series. Read more Justin Verlander news
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- How long did it take Koji Uehara to forget Monday night?Try a good night’s sleep.“It was a new day,” the Red Sox’ closer said last night, soaked from champagne.Uehara had just faced four Tampa Bay Rays batters and...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- How long did it take Koji Uehara to forget Monday night?Try a good night’s sleep.“It was a new day,” the Red Sox’ closer said last night, soaked from champagne.Uehara had just faced four Tampa Bay Rays batters and gotten each of them out, saving a 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the Division Series and sending the Red Sox to the ALCS, which begins Saturday night at Fenway Park against either the Detroit Tigers or Oakland Athletics. Read more Koji Uehara news
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For the first time in five years, there will be American League Championship Series baseball in Boston. And for the second straight year, there will be an AL Division Series Game 5 between the Tigers and A's in Oakland.
For the first time in five years, there will be American League Championship Series baseball in Boston. And for the second straight year, there will be an AL Division Series Game 5 between the Tigers and A's in Oakland.
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In a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday night, the Tigers will send Justin Verlander to the hill and the A's will turn to either Sonny Gray or Bartolo Colon as the two clubs try to punch a ticket to the ALCS.
In a decisive Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday night, the Tigers will send Justin Verlander to the hill and the A's will turn to either Sonny Gray or Bartolo Colon as the two clubs try to punch a ticket to the ALCS.
about 15 hours ago
Are the A’s headed for heartbreak again? The last nine times they’ve been in a playoff series, they’ve walked away a loser eight times. Since the 1990 World Series Oakland has played in a dozen games in which they could have clinched the...
Are the A’s headed for heartbreak again? The last nine times they’ve been in a playoff series, they’ve walked away a loser eight times. Since the 1990 World Series Oakland has played in a dozen games in which they could have clinched the series win, and they’ve lost 11 of those. These are not good [...]
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Jeffrey Maier didn't grow up to be a Detroit Tigers fan, did he?In what surely will be one of the more intensely replayed moments of this postseason and for others to come, umpires used video to confirm a Victor Martinez home run dispute...
Jeffrey Maier didn't grow up to be a Detroit Tigers fan, did he?In what surely will be one of the more intensely replayed moments of this postseason and for others to come, umpires used video to confirm a Victor Martinez home run disputed by the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday night. Martinez's drive to right field in the bottom of the seventh, hit just out of the range of leaping outfielder Josh Reddick, was interfered with by two fans in the front row who reached over a railing.Umpire Gary Darling signaled home run at the moment of truth over the protestations of Reddick and Coco Crisp, and — after the group conferred for a video review — the homer was upheld. The solo drive tied the score against left-hander Sean Doolittle. An inning later, Detroit's offense opened up a four-run lead, and the Tigers won 8-4 to force Game 5 on Thursday at Oakland Read more Coco Crisp news
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