A’s Shutout Astros At Home

August 15, 2013

After losing two games to the oh-so-awful Houston Astros, the A’s finally decided to win a game, and they did it in grand fashion. They shutout the flailing Astros 5-0 led by some stellar pitching and the A’s red-hot first baseman Nate Freiman. Recent call-up Sonny Gray pitched an amazing game with eight scoreless innings, and he only gave up four hits and one walk. He also struck out nine…

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A’s Take Series From Blue Jays

August 12, 2013

Today the Oakland A’s went on a late inning scoring run in the ninth inning to give them this 5-1 win. They took the series from the Blue Jays three to one, and they maintain their spot in the AL West, a half game back from first place. The pitching was superb today allowing only one run throughout the game. Starter Dan Straily pitched 7.1 shutout innings, and he only…

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Oakland Falls to Blue Jays

August 10, 2013

The A’s played another very close game today, but they fell a little short of the Toronto Blue Jays as they lost 5-4. The pitching was pretty good, but there were far too many errors. In total, the A’s had two errors and a passed ball, that together led to two of the Blue Jays runs. Today’s starting pitcher, Sonny Gray, was called up from Triple-A just to pitch this…

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A’s Crush Jays 14-6

August 9, 2013

Wow. What a performance by the slowly falling A’s. After losing their five game lead in the AL West, until they were merely tied for first place after a three game losing streak, they came back strong today agains the Blue Jays. Their offense fired on all cylinders today, and together the A’s had seventeen hits and five walks. Included in these hits were a whopping five home runs. The…

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Oakland Loses Nail-Biter To Cincinnati

August 7, 2013

Finally, after a a week long offensive slump by the entire team, the Oakland A’s have scored five runs in a game, and their offense showed great signs of life. However, even though the offense was back today, the pitching was subpar. Bartolo Colon took his fourth loss of the season after pitching his worst game of the season. This start was Colon’s first of the season where he did…

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A’s Outpitched By Reds

August 6, 2013

Today the A’s lost a very close game to Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds, 3 to 1. Oakland’s starting pitcher Dan Straily took his fourth loss in a row, though he pitched okay with a line of 4IP 2ER 1HR 6H 1BB 3K. However, due to a high pitch count, he was pulled out early. The bullpen only allowed one more run off an error by relief pitcher Jerry…

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A’s Shutout At Home

August 4, 2013

The A’s got beat today, and they got beat badly. They were basically routed by the Texas Rangers, as they lost 4-0. To make it even worse, this was a shutout at home, making the whole situation even gloomier. The A’s have now lost the three game series with division rivals and they barely lead the division by 2.5 games. The A’s offense, pitching, and fielding were the faults in…

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A’s Beat Rangers With Small Ball

August 3, 2013

Today, the Oakland A’s had a great game all-around with good pitching, hitting, and fielding. Jarrod Parker pitched six innings of two run ball with six strikeouts and six hits. Parker had been having some trouble with his control, but today he only gave up two walks, a sure sign that he is on the right track. He picked up the win easily, his seventh of the season, as he…

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A’s Fall to Rangers

August 2, 2013

Today the A’s lost big to their division rival the Texas Rangers. This game was the first of three for the A’s against the second place team in their division. Currently, the A’s maintain a 2.5 game lead in the AL West, but they are now on a three game losing streak. They obviously will have to play much better than they did today to keep the lead. First, the…

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Jays Outplay A’s

July 31, 2013

Today, the Oakland A’s were outlasted by the Toronto Blue Jays, and they lost the game 5-2 in 10 innings. However, Bartolo Colon still pitched very well allowing only 1 ER in 6 IP, earning himself a no-decision. However, the A’s offense could not provide enough run support to win the game, and the tenth inning turned very ugly for Oakland. After Grant Balfour maintained the 2-2 tie into extra…

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