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Liam Hendriks and the A’s reliever strikeout record

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Hendriks now has more Ks than any A’s reliever in history.

The 2019 Oakland A’s set another franchise record this week, though this one didn’t have anything to do with hitting lots of homers. Instead it came in regard to pitching, as closer Liam Hendriks set the all-time club mark for most strikeouts in a season by a reliever.

On Tuesday against the Royals, Hendriks recorded his 116th strikeout in relief, breaking the previous...

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Joshua Iversen

Elephant Rumblings: Rehabbing A’s righty Daniel Gossett makes AFL debut

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports A’s Coverage: Gallegos: Pipeline names A’s Prospects of the Year... Slusser: A’s Jesús Luzardo forced to adapt as a kid. Now his stuff is ‘almost unfair’... ($) Strauss: Can these surging, young and talented A’s take over Oakland? ($$$) Fink: The Athletics’ Shrewd July Is Paying Dividends... Jenkins: A’s pitching staff getting younger — just in time... ($) Sarris: Which teams are going to earn the wild cards? Let’s project each...

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Homer Bailey has been an undercover star for the A’s

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His ERA doesn’t tell the full story of how good he’s been.

Entering the season, Homer Bailey was an afterthought. After four years of struggling with injuries and ineffectiveness, the Reds traded him to the Dodgers in a salary dump, at which point L.A. released him. The Dodgers are paying him more than $22 million to not pitch for them, and this spring he wound up signing a minor league contract with the rebuilding Royals.

Since then, Bailey has...

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Joshua Iversen

Elephant Rumblings: Mark Canha gets walk-off hit on his own T-Shirt giveaway day

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports A’s Coverage: Gallegos: On Canha T-shirt day, guess who plays A’s hero? Slusser: Terrific day for Homer Bailey, Mark Canha gives A’s win in 11th... ($) Lockard: Mark Canha plays the hero and the A’s lean on unsung arms as they reach for the postseason... ($$$) Gallegos: Treinen shut down for rest of regular season... Simmons: A’s shut down Blake Treinen for season; replacements sparkle in 1-0 victory... ($) Slusser: With Fiers starting Friday,...

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A’s injuries: Blake Treinen out for season, Mike Fiers will start Friday

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Plus postseason ramifications for both pitchers

The Oakland A’s lost one of their pitchers on Wednesday, but not the one whose health had been in the news all week. Reliever Blake Treinen is out for the rest of the regular season, reports Melissa Lockard of The Athletic.

On a happier note, Mike Fiers, who exited his start early on Saturday due to nerve irritation in his arm, is officially listed as the A’s starter for Friday’s game.

For Treinen,...

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A's reliever Blake Treinen done for the season with back injury

The Athletics are shutting down right-hander Blake Treinen for the remainder of the regular season due to a back issue, manager Bob Melvin announced after Wednesday's game, via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:  MLB.com’s Martin Gallegos adds that Treinen has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back. The issue has been bothering Treinen for the past three weeks, it seems, and it’s reached the point where he requires some downtime. It’s worth noting that the team...

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Game #153: Rally Thread in Extra Innings

Homer Bailey struck out 11 and threw seven scoreless innings...A’s and Royals still battling | Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

A’s pitchers have 18 Strikeouts so far today

Game Thread #1

A’s and Royals are playing a “nil” game so far, 0-0 in extra innings...

Walk Off Time???

Rally Thread commence!!!

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Matt Doan

Game #153: A’s Crown Royals, 1-0

Mark Canha’s two out walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning provided the only run of today’s game | Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Rain delays, a plethora of strikeouts and extra innings finally leads to an A’s walk-off victory in the eleventh inning

The A’s and Royals battled through a thirty minute rain delay, eleven innings and a combined thirty strikeouts (18 K’s by the A’s pitching staff!) before the A’s dramatically walked off in the bottom of the eleventh inning to...

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Matt Olson leads AL first basemen in HR despite missing a month

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His 450-foot moonshot on Tuesday gave him the undisputed HR lead at the position.

On Tuesday night, Matt Olson absolutely destroyed a baseball. Royals starter Jorge Lopez had surprisingly carried a shutout into the 7th inning, but leading off that frame he grooved a 2-1 fastball down the pipe to Olson. The Oakland A’s first baseman capitalized on the mistake, blasting it to center field.

The ball didn’t just clear the fence. It cleared the suites, into...

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Game #153: A’s vs. Royals

Marcus Semien and the A’s look to take the series victory in today’s matinee contest | Peter G. Aiken

Day baseball from the Coliseum!

The A’s take on the Royals in the rubber match of this three game home series. The Royals come into today’s game with a record of 56-96, looking to avoid a 100 loss season. The A’s meanwhile are thirty games over .500 with a record of 91-61 with ten games left to play (100 wins is still a mathematical possibility!).

Today’s Line-ups from...

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Joshua Iversen

Elephant Rumblings: Liam Hendriks sets A’s relief pitcher strikeout record

Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images A’s Coverage: Gallegos: Olson’s 450-foot jack sparks Athletics’ offense... Slusser: Big blast by Olson, ‘piggybacking’ help A’s beat Royals... ($) Brisbee: A weeknight A’s game is the best sports experience in the Bay Area (for now)... ($$$) Slusser: A’s Ramón Laureano makes no excuse for costly misplay... ($) Thompson: How Marcus Semien cracked the WAR code and set himself up for a big payday... ($$$) Lockard: A’s minor-league...

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Game #152: Olson’s Moon Shot, Brown’s Double and Hendriks’ Electric Bounce-Back Save Lead A’s to 2-1 Win

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Game Thread #1
Game Thread #2

I was assured tonight when I took over this game thread (on the heels of last night’s debacle) that the A’s have only lost one Tuesday since the All Star Break and it wasn’t a lie; the A’s managed just four hits over the entire night, and still came away with the win, thanks to one of the most monstrous home runs at the Coliseum by (who else?) Matt Olson, a hit by pitch by (who else?) Mark Canha, a clutch RBI-double by...

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Game Thread #152: Athletics vs. Royals (2)

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Game Thread #1

Let’s hope this thread has more mojo in it than the first, as for weeks and weeks of the A’s scoring runs by the dozens, the well has run dry tonight. The A’s have two hits and zero runs and the game is going to the bottom of the sixth inning. Anderson held the Royals to just one run, and Puk dealt a scoreless sixth so far. The A’s need runs and they need them now.

LET’S GO OAK-LAND!

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Game Thread #152: Athletics vs. Royals

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Good evening and welcome to one of the most exciting playoff races in recent memory, as the A’s are trying to hang on to the first Wild Card spot and host a Wild Card game two weeks from tomorrow. Games like last night are not helping the cause and here’s to getting back on the winning track tonight.

I am baseballgirl and I will be hosting this Tuesday thread, bringing you every pitch, every triumph, and hopefully, we will all be singing Celebration...

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Joshua Iversen

Elephant Rumblings: Timetable unclear for A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports A’s Coverage: Gallegos: Hendriks stumbles; A’s Wild Card lead cut to 1... Slusser: Big night for Marcus Semien, but A’s winning streak ends at six... ($) Gallegos: Fiers set for MRI before A’s make plans... Slusser: A’s optimistic Mike Fiers will make next start; Piscotty’s status still unclear... ($) Nightengale: ‘Nobody knows who we are’ - These anonymous Oakland Athletics roll towards MLB postseason... Slusser: Quick change from Raiders to...

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Game #151: Liam Hendriks Gives up the Win in the 9th

Sep 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Ramon Laureano (22) slides into home plate safely against Kansas City Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria (72) during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum.  | Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Leading the pack in the Wild Card Race, these amazing Oakland Athletics are coming off quite a week and looking to continue their domination. Facing Kansas City with a record of 55-95, that record is no guarantee that a win is in the bag. And...

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Game Thread #151 (3): Kansas City at Oakland

Sep 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) is congratulated by catcher Sean Murphy (12) after hitting a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Oakland Coliseum. | Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the bottom of the 7th the score is tied at 4 a piece.

Thread #1: https://www.athleticsnation.com/2019/9/16/20869693/game-thread-151-kansas-city-at-oakland

Thread #2: ...

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High ankle sprain may end season for Stephen Piscotty

The Athletics have been rolling lately, but not everything is glorious for the American League Wild Card leaders. Manager Bob Melvin said Monday that outfielder Stephen Piscotty’s high right ankle sprain might keep him out for the rest of the regular season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Piscotty, who hasn’t played since Aug. 24, is still dealing with soreness in his ankle, according to Melvin. That continues what has been a tough campaign for the 28-year-old...

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Game Thread #151 (2): Kansas City at Oakland

Sep 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Ramon Laureano (22) slides into home plate safely against Kansas City Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria (72) during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. | Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Whitt Merrifield led off with a single to left. Adalberto Mondesi followed with his third triple of the season to score the first run of the game. The A’s retaliated in the first. In an opposite-field slice down the left field line, Matt...

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Game Thread # 151: Kansas City at Oakland

Sep 10, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tanner Roark (60) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Minute Maid Park.  | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tanner Roark takes on the Kansas City Royals in this last Monday home game of the regular season. Occupying first place in the Wild Card Race, Oakland seeks to solidify their position even more with a win against the 55-95 Midwest team.

Today’s lineups:

A’s vs. Royals:...

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