Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Gray Overcomes Flu, Leads A’s To 1st Win Of SeasonGray pitched seven strong innings, Mark Canha homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Wednesday night to get their first win of the season.
Food Poisoning Benches A's Ace Sonny Gray For OpenerOakland ace Sonny Gray has been scratched from his opening day start because of food poisoning.
A’s Knock Giants Out Of Wild Card RaceThe World Series champion San Francisco Giants were eliminated from wild-card contention Friday night, falling to Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics 5-4.
Sonny Gray Strikes Out 6 To Pitch A's Past AngelsThe Oakland Athletics snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Gray Pitches Gem, A's Win First Season Opener In More Than A DecadeSonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Ryan Rua broke it up with a leadoff single, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their record 10-game losing on opening day by beating the Texas Rangers 8-0 Monday night.
A's Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Shutout At TexasSonny Gray threw a 6-hitter to win for the first time in 5 September starts and the A's beat the Rangers 4-0 Sunday to clinch the American League's second wild card.
Late Runs Not Enough, A’s Lose To MarinersJames Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games.
A’s Unable To Hold Off Angels, File Protest Over Controversial CallHowie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call.
Gray Ends Losing Skid, A’s Beat Angels To Begin Crucial AL West SeriesSonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.
Royals Beat A's To Pick Up 8th Straight Win, Take AL Central LeadThe Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.
Gray Struggles, A’s Lose To RaysThe Rays handed reigning AL Pitcher of the Month Sonny Gray (12-5) his second straight defeat following a 5-0 July in which he had a 1.03 ERA. This is the second time Gray has lost consecutive outings in his first full major league season, also to Baltimore and the Yankees on June 7 and 13.