The city of Oakland geared up for the Oakland Athletics’ upcoming playoff run in Major League Baseball with an “A’s Oaktober Rally” Tuesday evening to congratulate the American League West Champions.
The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first postseason appearance in eight years.
Max Scherzer, Detroit’s 21-game winner, will start the AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2.
He is far from satisfied with his performance on the field this season for the AL West champion Athletics, who are counting on Cespedes’ big bat to help carry them as they make another October run – in another first-round series with the Detroit Tigers, just like last year’s best-of-five AL division series that went the distance.
The Oakland A’s have September figured out. Don’t be surprised if this is the year they figure out October, too.
The AL West-leading Oakland Athletics sold out the normal Coliseum seating for the playoffs so fast Tuesday they have decided to open up additional seating in the third deck view level by removing the green tarps over those sections.
While the average fan won’t notice his impact, true Giants fans have realized how vital Gregor Blanco has been to his team’s success.
The streets of San Francisco filled up with wet, but happy baseball fans after the San Francisco Giants clobbered the St. Louis Cardinals to clinch the National League pennant.
Marco Scutaro looked up through the pouring rain, caught Matt Holliday’s popup for the final out and punched his ticket to the World Series for the first time at age 36.
“It’s great to be back in San Francisco. There is no tomorrow,” Giants right fielder Hunter Pence said. “It’s a unique feeling. It has brought the best out of us.”