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Baseball Jen

Game #50: A’s “Bullpen Game” worked (again!)

For the third time in a week the A’s bullpen stole the show

It was the third time in a week that the A’s relievers were the stars of the game. Last Thursday in Toronto, when Andrew Triggs had to leave the game due to injury with one out in the second inning, the bullpen pitched almost a full eight innings leading the A’s to victory. The next day — they did it again! — Brett Anderson had to leave the game (as usual) because of injury, after (again) 2.1 innings pitched, defeating the...

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Baseball Jen

Game Thread #50: Mariners vs A’s

Let the A’s first planned “Bullpen Day” begin!

Last night felt like “opposite night,” you know how kids have the “opposite day” game? Well, at least it was a game when I was kid, once upon a time - a long, long time ago. Anyway, a lot of things were out of the ordinary.

First of all, the A’s usually strong offense was non-existent as they were unable to score a single run. The outfield defense was nothing short of spectacular (defense? where did that come from?), and Daniel...

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Alex Hall

A’s opt for bullpen game on Thursday

Josh Lucas will make the “start,” his first since 2013 in the lower minors.

The Oakland A’s starting rotation is in a state of flux right now, having lost two arms on back-to-back days last weekend. Daniel Gossett came up to start in one of those open slots on Wednesday against the Mariners, but on Thursday afternoon the A’s will go with a bullpen game led by reliever Josh Lucas, reports insider Jane Lee.

First, some background: While the A’s were in Toronto, both Andrew Triggs and...

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Frederic_Henry

Elephant Rumblings: Another Mock Draft, How Would Baseball’s Golden Knight’s Fare?

A’s Coverage: Game #49: Mariners sink the A’s, 1-0... Hall: Oakland A’s place Khris Davis on DL, call up Daniel Gossett and Franklin Barreto... Mika Axisa has the A’s taking a high school 3B in his first mock draft... Craig: James Naile Making His Mark in Nashville... MLB News: ESPN: White Sox’s Welington Castillo to get 80 games for drug violation... ESPN: Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez balk at Home Run Derby... Baer: Marcell Ozuna scratched from Cardinals lineup because he...

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A's blanked in Gossett's stellar return to rotation

Daniel Gossett was phenomenal in his return to the big leagues, holding the Mariners to one unearned run over a career-high-tying seven innings at the Coliseum on Wednesday night.

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Matt Doan

Game #49: Mariners sink the A’s, 1-0

On a cold and overcast evening at the Oakland Coliseum, the A’s (25-24) couldn’t cool off the red-hot Mariners (29-19) dropping the second game of the series 1-0.

***Tonight’s depressing Gamethread can be found here***

A’s starter, Daniel Gossett, making his return to the big leagues after 7 games at AAA Nashville pitched solidly in 7 innings of work allowing 1 run (0 runs earned) on 4 hits and striking out five. Gossett effectively threw all his pitches for strikes (fastball, slider,...

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Davis placed on DL; prospect Barreto recalled

The A's lost a wealth of power from their lineup after placing Khris Davis on the disabled list Wednesday.

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Matt Doan

Game #49: Mariners at A’s

The A’s host the M’s tonight in game two of the three-game series. The A’s come into tonight’s game looking to pick back up the momentum from their recent 7-3 road trip after losing in extra innings to the Mariners last night. (It was an overall bad night at 7000 Coliseum Way)

The A’s send Right-hander, Daniel Gossett to the mound tonight, calling him up from Nashville earlier in the day to take the place of injured starter, Andrew Triggs. Right-handed reliever Wilmer Font (14.85...

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Alex Hall

Prospect watch: Ramon Laureano activated, Logan Shore promoted

A flurry of promotions and DL activations throughout A’s farm.

The Oakland A’s roster has undergone some changes lately, between the promotion of Dustin Fowler as well as some injuries to the starting rotation. Whenever the MLB club draws from the top of the minor league depth chart, the ripples tend to be felt throughout the system, and that’s finally happened this week. Normally we only look at one affiliate in each Prospect Watch post, but there were so many moves these last few...

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Alex Hall

A’s moves: Khrush to DL, call up Gossett and Barreto, DFA Font

Also, the Wilmer Font experiment is over.

The Oakland A’s announced several roster moves on Wednesday. They placed slugger Khris Davis on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, and to replace him they called up infielder Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville. Furthermore, they called up starting pitcher Daniel Gossett, and to make room they designated pitcher Wilmer Font for assignment. Gossett will start against the Mariners in the evening’s game.

The diagnosis for Khrush...

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A's place Khris Davis on DL

The A’s announced a series of roster moves on Wednesday, placing slugger Khris Davis on the 10-day DL due to a strained right groin and designating right-hander Wilmer Font for assignment. In place of Davis and Font, the A’s have recalled top infield prospect Franklin Barreto and right-hander Daniel Gossett from Triple-A Nashville.More to come. The A’s announced a series of roster moves on Wednesday, placing slugger Khris Davis on the 10-day DL due to a strained right groin and...

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Frederic_Henry

Elephant Rumblings: How Billy Beane Defied ‘Moneyball’ Principles, Khris Davis DL Decision to Come Today

A’s Coverage: Game #48: A’s Blow Late Lead, Lose in Extras... Sullivan: The A’s Traded a Dominant Closer for a Dominant Closer... SBN: Rickey Henderson crushed souls with unprecedented efficiency... Kroner: A’s Khris Davis has Grade 1 groin strain, DL decision to come Wednesday... Rosenthal: In a reverse-Moneyball twist, scouts persuaded Billy Beane to ignore the stats and draft Matt Chapman... MLB News: ESPN: Defending champ Aaron Judge won’t be part of 2018 Home Run...

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Dani Baker-Gillman

Game #48: A’s Blow Late Lead, Lose in Extras

After giving up the lead in the seventh inning, the A’s lose 3-2 in the tenth. The team’s winning streak is over and their record falls to 25-23.

**Click Here to Revisit the Game Thread**

The A’s had several chances to win this game, but ultimately failed to get the big hit necessary in order to put the Mariners away.

The team blew an opportunity for a big inning in the fourth, but still managed to score the first run of the game. With the heart of the order due up and nobody out, two...

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Davis (right groin strain) likely heading to DL

An injured Khris Davis was predictably missing from the A's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, but he remained on the roster and could potentially avoid a stint on the disabled list.

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Gossett returns for start against Mariners

The A's will recall right-hander Daniel Gossett from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday for a start against the Mariners at the Coliseum. Back for a second big league stint this season, Gossett posted a 1.63 ERA in seven games (five starts) with Nashville.

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Dani Baker-Gillman

Game Thread #48: Athletics vs Mariners

That beautiful sound that you hear is a five game winning streak and third place within reach.

The A’s have struggled against division rivals all season long, but this upcoming three game series represents a chance for the team to turn things around and ascend up the standings. For tonight’s game, Trevor Cahill is making his second start since returning from the DL and Matt Joyce is taking over at DH while Khris Davis recovers from his groin injury.

First pitch is at 7:05. Lineups are...

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A's to recall Gossett to help fill rotation void

Right-hander Daniel Gossett will be called to start Wednesday against the Mariners as the first reinforcement for an injury-riddled A's rotation.

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Davis out of lineup, but could avoid DL stint

An injured Khris Davis was predictably missing from the A's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, but he remained on the roster and could potentially avoid a stint on the disabled list.

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Dani Baker-Gillman

Series #16: Athletics vs Mariners - Smooth Sailing

Mariners’ Current Record:

27-19, two games out of first place in the American League West. The Mariners have won three straight versus the rebuilding Tigers and are in current possession of the second wild card spot for the playoffs.

Possible Lineup:

SS - Jean Segura

CF - Guillermo Heredia

RF - Mitch Haniger

DH - Nelson Cruz

3B - Kyle Seager

1B - Ryon Healy

C - Mike Zunino

LF - Ben Gamel

2B - Gordon Beckham

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Mike Leake

Marco Gonzales

Felix Hernandez

Recent...

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Alex Hall

A’s riding high after 7-3 road trip

And it really should have been 8-2.

Two weeks ago, the Oakland A’s were swept at home by the Astros. The losses dropped them down below .500, right as they were looking forward to a daunting 10-game road trip against the toughest opponents the AL East has to offer. They faced a mighty challenge, and they jumped in with virtually no momentum and an ice-cold lineup.

And then, the A’s woke up. By the time they boarded their plane back to Oakland, they’d gone 7-3 on the trip, finishing it...

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