All Bay, All Day
The last time he faced the Dodgers, Mike Fiers twirled a no-hitter striking out 10. Making his A's debut Wednesday, he danced with the same fate.
The A's (67-47) proved Tuesday that they are susceptible to struggle in games that feature small-ball.
In what was an oddly low-scoring series through the first two games, the A’s proved they can win with less just as effectively as they can with more.
As contenders continue to fold around them, the Athletics continue to climb up the American League playoff ladder.
After celebrating the 100th win in Edwin Jackson's career Monday night, Tuesday brought more merry-making.
For the third straight game Monday, Nick Martini found his name atop the lineup card when he arrived at the Oakland Coliseum.
"The Bridge" trophy will spend its first year of existence in Oakland after the Athletics overcame a late Giants comeback.
Oakland got right back in the win column Tuesday night after having their six-game winning streak snapped by Cleveland Sunday.
Cleveland unleashed a late-inning rally over the A's en route to a 15-3 stomping Sunday afternoon.
Not one time Saturday afternoon did Edwin Jackson pitch out of the stretch.
Despite a laborious first two innings, Paul Blackburn settled down to retire 14 of 15 en route to a 3-1 Oakland win.
The A's are one hot run from sliding into the second WC slot, and they put themselves in the hunt with contributions from everyone on the roster.
The Astros jumped on starter Frankie Montas and the Athletics early. And in the same way they had done all series, they never let up.
But by the time birthday boy Jonathan Lucroy dug into the box for his first at-bat of the evening the game had already been decided.
Since 2016, Khris Davis has swatted 102 home runs, more than any other major leaguer in that time. He is in search of his first ASG nod.
The A's got a huge defensive boost from Marcus Semien on a ground ball in the eighth to claim a 3-2 victory against the struggling Royals.
The A's wasted no time getting on the board Friday night as Davis dropped the hammer in the first inning.
Over six innings, Paul Blackburn held Kansas City to three hits while coaxing 12 ground-ball outs.
After mustering just one hit Wednesday night and three runs in the previous three game, the A's got the offense going.
With their entire roster slumping, the Oakland offense is hardly in position to overcome a three-run deficit.
For the third time in four starts, Trevor Cahill was absolutely overwhelming at home.
Frankie Montas, recalled from Triple-A Nashville before the game, did his best to match Daniel Mengden's Saturday gem.
Two games have come and gone since the Athletics returned to the Oakland Coliseum. And they have yet to unpack their offense.
Davis, who leads the A's and is among baseball's top 10 in home runs and RBIs, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
The A's couldn't navigate the cold, wet, Seattle-like weather at the Oakland Coliseum Tuesday night, falling 3-2 in 10 innings.
Nothing played as significant a role in the A's recently completed 7-3 road trip as the bullpen.
The 2018 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. But they are closer to a postseason berth than the AL West cellar.
Sean Manaea struggled through his worst start of the season Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum.
Falling behind 5-0 didn't help the A's chances, but neither did facing the best Dallas Keuchel of the season.
The Athletics won Sunday, 2-1, beating Baltimore to earn a sweep and send the Orioles deeper into the American League cellar.
Sporting Charts defines the term “pitcher’s duel” as “a game in which the two pitchers … consistently and continuously get batters without many or any runs being scored.”
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Behind Mengden, back-to-back first-inning homers from Davis and Olson, and some clutch late-inning at-bats, the A's top the O's.
It seemed like a long time ago when Matt Olson last hit a ball to a galaxy far, far away.
Daniel Mengden was given the chance to start the ninth Tuesday night but was unable to finish.
On the surface, it may not have been the obvious setup for a pitcher's duel: One starter a 20-year veteran who posted a 6.48 ERA last year; the other, a 29-year-old hurler coming off hip surgery.
It is hard to decipher which is the bigger issue for the Athletics through the first four games of 2018: defense or productive hitting.