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Friday, August 22nd: Dusty Coleman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman’s Grand Slam Sends Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks        8 Midland RockHounds  10 WP – Long 12-8 / 3.25 HR – Coleman 2 (17), Nakajima (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs) Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit 2 home runs, including a...
Via Athletics Farm
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, August 21st: Chad Pinder Helps Ports Win Big while Drew Pomeranz Takes 1st Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports       11 Lake Elsinore Storm  3 WP – Alderson 4-0 / 4.39 Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs) Shortstop Chad Pinder helped lead Stockton to an 11-3 victory on Thursday night. Pinder collected 3 hits, including...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Los Angeles Angels Series Preview

The Oakland A’s are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for the first time since early June. This is will be the first of three series between these two teams that will take place from now until the season ends. With the A’s and Angels battling for first place in the AL West, these games will be the most important games the Athletics will play before the end of the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester Take the the Bucket Challenge. And It’s as Epic as You’d Expect.

Say this about Gomes and Lester: They don’t half-ass anything. The post Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester Take the the Bucket Challenge. And It’s as Epic as You’d Expect. appeared first on Surviving Grady.
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes Do Ice Bucket Challenge; Ben Cherington Next? (Video)

Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes accepted David Ortiz’s challenge. Lester and Gomes, both of whom were traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, on Wednesday participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They did so in emphatic fashion. The duo had been challenged by Ortiz, who was challenged by former Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Lester Likely To Go To Empire/Theo

The HorrorAccording to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, multiple MLB sources agree that Jon Lester's return to Boston is "a long shot". The sources believe that the lefty will either wind up in pinstripes or toiling for Theo Epstein on the North Side of Chicago. Referring to Boston's low-ball $70 million offer to Lester, one MLB exec stated, "The Red Sox aren...
Via FenwayNation
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
8 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
9 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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