The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).
Once again, it’s an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they’re starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.
The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
An apparent game-tying homer by Oakland’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year.
14th ranked Stanford meets number one Oregon in Eugene Saturday. Madden said Stanford will have their hands full with Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s fast and versatile offense.
With a 19-4 streak in the month of July, the Oakland A’s are one of the hottest teams in the majors, but fan attendance at the O.co Coliseum is still down in the dumps.
For all that this club went through this winter watching two starting pitchers traded away along with the All-Star closer, landing Ramirez and outbidding some big spenders for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes means an awful lot to the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a three-year contract to keep Bob Melvin as their permanent manager