Although they have plenty of internal things to shore up before the take the field on January 12th, the 49ers will have a close eye on the two NFC match-ups this weekend. No team presents an easy match up moving forward, but it would benefit the 49ers for the Redskins and Vikings to emerge victorious.
Baseball fans are buzzing at the Oakland Coliseum over a prospect that most, back in April, thought was a highly unlikely scenario for the Athletics: true, the team has yet to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but the players were clearly on a roll and still had 16 regular season games to go.
Jered Weaver pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Torii Hunter homered and added an RBI single in a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-0 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.
The Oakland Athletics’ only blemishes during their recent run have come at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels, who are making a push for the postseason with a hot stretch of their own.
The Oakland Athletics are only 1.5 games back from a wild-card spot, but a few of their “superstars” are going to have to amp up their play if the A’s are going to make playoffs.
Miguel Montero hit a two-run double and had three RBIs to support Josh Collmenter’s strong seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Rookie closer Jordan Walden wasted a three-run lead in the ninth inning, throwing away a potential game-ending grounder as the Los Angeles Angels’ playoff hopes were dealt a devastating blow with a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.