A’s vs. Nationals game thread
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by JToster
18h ago
Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images Don’t freak out but the Oakland Athletics have won 5 of their last 6 and are only 2 games below .500. Does this mean the A’s are kind of... competent? Who knows, but another win today would help us find out. It’s game two of the A’s home series against the Washington Nationals. Last night, Paul Blackburn and Lawrence Butler balled out, carrying Oakland to a walk-off 2-1 victory. The former will get a well-earned day of rest while the latter gets a chance to relay his breakout night into a legitimate hot streak. In place of Pauly B, who’s now riding his own ..read more
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Eyeball Scout Assesses The “Suddenly Competent” A’s
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by Nico
18h ago
“For he’s a jolly good fellow...” | Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images Was the 1-6 start the fluke? Or is the more recent 5-1 surge for real? Or is the truth, as is so often is, somewhere in between? We’ll go with “in between” if only because historically very few teams play .143 or .833 ball for too long. The question in front of us is really whether the 2024 A’s are improved enough to avoid 100 losses, a benchmark they missed by a whopping 13 games last year. Here’s what the Eyeball Scout is seeing from some key A’s players so far... Paul Blackburn While the odds of finishing the season wit ..read more
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A’s walk off the Nationals, 2-1
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by dfriis
18h ago
Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports Lawrence Butler the offensive MVP in the win while Paul Blackburn dazzles again Through eight full innings of Friday nights game, it looked like the A’s were on their way to back-to-back 1-0 victories. Instead, Washington Nationals outfielder Jesse Winker had different plans sending a solo blast into the right center bleachers off Dany Jimenez in just his seventh pitch of the night. Just an inning later, however, the A’s would get the last laugh thanks to their offensive hero tonight: Lawrence Butler. Paul Blackburn got the rock for the A’s tonight, and he’s bee ..read more
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Nationals vs. A’s game thread
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by dfriis
2d ago
Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports A’s return back home for an interleague three-game set with the Nationals Fresh off back-to-back road series victories over the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, the A’s return home for a week as they kick off a three-game series with the Washington Nationals tonight. The A’s will send Paul Blackburn to the mound, and he’s been the team’s ace through two full times around the pitching cycle thus far. In two starts, the last one resulting in a win over the Tigers, Blackburn has gone 13 innings of scoreless baseball. He’s thrown for just a combined seven strik ..read more
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Elephant Rumblings: A’s riding consecutive series wins
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by DanielTatomer
2d ago
Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports MLB news roundup Happy Friday, Athletics Nation! Following a brutal 1-6 homestand to begin the 2024 season, the A’s have turned things around with a 4-2 road trip. They took two of three from a frisky Tigers team in Detroit, and then twice bested the defending world champion Texas Rangers through three contests in Arlington. Now we shall see if the A’s can carry this momentum and confidence back to the echo chamber that is the Oakland Coliseum, where the A’s begin their second homestand of the season tonight against the Washington Nationals. One of the brigh ..read more
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Athletics beat Rangers behind Sears’ gem 1-0
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by FGPolito
2d ago
JP Sears pitched a gem in Arlington, Texas holding the reigning WS Champs scoreless through 6.1 innings. | Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports A’s take two of three against reigning champions The Oakland Athletics faced the Texas Rangers today in the rubber match of the 3-game series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. A’s lefty hurler JP Sears faced righty Jon Gray for Texas. The A’s went down quickly and quietly with three straight strikeouts in the top of the first. JP Sears, who throws from the stretch no matter if there are any baserunners or not, walked the lead-off batter Marcus Se ..read more
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Athletics vs Rangers Game Thread
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by FGPolito
2d ago
JP Sears takes the mound in the series finale against the Rangers in Arlington today. | Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports A’s go for second consecutive road series win On Thursday, morning, April 11, the Oakland Athletics will face the Texas Rangers in the series finale in Arlington. The A’s hope to take their second series in a row on the road with a victory over the reigning World Series champion Rangers. Taking the mound for Mark Kotsay’s A’s is JP Sears. Sears is 0-1 with an 8.68 ERA in his two previous 20024 starts. Righty Jon Gray will get the start for the Rangers. Gray is 0-1 with a 6.14 E ..read more
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Athletics place Brent Rooker on injured list, select contract of Max Schuemann
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by Kris Willis
2d ago
Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images Rooker hasn’t played since April 7 The Oakland Athletics announced Thursday that they have placed outfielder Brent Rooker on the 10-day injured list with a costochondral cartilage injury. The move is retroactive to April 8. The team selected the contract of Max Schuemann to fill Rooker’s place on the roster. To open up a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s transferred right-hander Luis Medina to the 60-day injured list. The A's have placed OF Brent Rooker on the 10-day injured list with a costochondral cartilage injury and selected INF/OF Max Schuemann from ..read more
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Elephant Rumblings: win streak over, Jackson outrighted, employees let go
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by ConnorAshford
3d ago
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports MLB news roundup Good morning Athletics Nation! Happy Thursday to you all. Oakland’s first winning streak came to an end yesterday as the club fell to the Rangers in the second game of the series. Unlike the first matchup this contest wasn’t particularly close as Ross Stripling got hit hard. It’s practically impossible to win when your starting pitcher allows 14 baserunners in just six innings of work and the club found that out first hand yesterday. Off the field, the club got some relatively good news. Right-handed reliever Zach Jackson passed through waivers un ..read more
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A’s three-game winning streak comes to an end with 6-2 loss
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by dfriis
3d ago
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The A’s scored first and last but the Rangers had their way in-between The A’s put together their best stretch of baseball over the last few days taking two straight games over the Detroit Tigers and another over the defending-champion Texas Rangers thanks to a hat-trick of home runs from Shea Langeliers. All of this fun success was put to a screeching halt on Wednesday, however, as the A’s offense went silent over the majority of the game while the Rangers offense bounced back after just three runs yesterday to take the game, 6-2. The A’s came into today 3-0 when ..read more
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