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Elephant Rumblings: Five injured by bullet fragments at Coliseum on July 4th

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It’s Wednesday, Athletics Nation.

The A’s 5-1 win against the Blue Jays on the 4th of July was a high point in a season full of lows. Matt Chapman was a joy to watch when he was in Oakland, but I will say I particularly enjoyed when Elvis Andrus snuck one by Chappy at his old corner, and I watched the replay several times. The A’s played a great game in front of the biggest crowd at the Coliseum so far this year.

I was envious of...

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Blue Jays vs. Athletics prediction and odds for Wed., 7/6: Trust both lineups to beat up on shaky starters

The Toronto Blue Jays close out a three-game series on the road against the Oakland Athletics today. It’s getting to the point where the Blue Jays have to make a move toward the AL East-leading Yankees or fall out of contention entirely.

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3 A’s prospects make MLB Pipeline midseason Top 100 update

Tyler Soderstrom moves up the rankings | Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

Including two in the Top 50

MLB Pipeline released a midseason update for their national Top 100 prospect list on Tuesday. Let’s take a quick look!

The Oakland A’s have three names on the new list. All three were already there before the update, but they’ve all moved up from where we last saw them.

No. 33 — Shea Langeliers, C No. 37 — Tyler Soderstrom, C No. 84 — Zack Gelof,...

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Blue Jays vs. Athletics Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, July 6 (Trust Both Lineups to Beat Up on Shaky Starters)

The Toronto Blue Jays close out a three-game series on the road against the Oakland Athletics today. It’s getting to the point where the Blue Jays have to make a move toward the AL East-leading Yankees or fall out of contention entirely.

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Jays out to stop A's from earning first home sweep of year

The Oakland Athletics will be shooting for their first home-series sweep of the season when they complete a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon.

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Athletics edge Blue Jays behind Adrian Martinez

Stephen Piscotty homered, right-hander Adrian Martinez won his home debut and the Oakland Athletics made it two straight over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.

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Game #83: A’s beat Blue Jays 5-3

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Strong everything from Oakland tonight

The A’s won on Tueday night at the Coliseum, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 in the second game of the series.

Their rookie starting pitcher bounced back from a rough previous outing and was solid for five innings while the offense jumped all over an erratic Seattle starter and worked five walks in the first three frames. That helps explain how the A’s won this game while getting outhit 10-4.

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Game Thread #83: A’s vs. Blue Jays

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Another look at a rookie starter tonight

After taking the July 4th holiday matchup against Toronto, the A’s will try to lock down a series win tonight against the Blue Jays,

They’ll be relying on a rookie in Adrian Martinez to do it. None of the rookie starters Oakland has trotted out this year have exactly thrived, but the jury is still out on Martinez.

The right-hander was solid in his major-league debut, but that was all the way back in early May....

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Blue Jays vs. Athletics prediction and odds for Tue., 7/5: Win or lose, Toronto scores runs

All of a sudden, the Blue Jays have lost four in a row. Toronto now has to look up at Boston in second place in the AL East.

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Jays' Matt Chapman looks to make noise in return to Oakland

Matt Chapman hopes to see another big crowd in Oakland on Tuesday night, and he would love to treat the fans to some fireworks of his own as he and the Toronto Blue Jays seek an end to their four-game skid when they oppose the Athletics for a second consecutive day.

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Elephant Rumblings: A’s power ranking roundup for June

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Happy Tuesday, Athletics Nation!

Hey everybody, how was your June? Good? Get outside and catch some sun? Well I’m sure that the A’s June went just as well, let me just bring up the standings and—

Oh. Oh no.

June was bad, like only 5 wins in the entire month bad. The last time the A’s had a June that bad was 1979, which also happens to be the last season the A’s lost more than 100 games. Even in 1981 when a strike canceled...

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Game #82: Irvin dazzles, A’s lineup provides fireworks in 5-1 win

Vogt + Elvis = 4 RBI | Photo by Michael Urakami/Getty Images

A’s win on July 4

The Oakland A’s got another great performance from a starting pitcher, and this time they turned it into a victory, thanks to some well-timed fireworks from their lineup.

The A’s defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by a 5-1 score on Monday, earning a win on July 4 at the Coliseum.

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Left-hander Cole Irvin was brilliant for eight innings, allowing just one run on...

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Cole Irvin earns first win since April as A's down Jays

Ramon Laureano and Stephen Vogt homered, Cole Irvin snapped a nine-game start streak and the Oakland Athletics kicked off a six-game homestand with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

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Game Thread #82: A’s vs. Blue Jays

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At least there are fireworks after the game

It’s the Fourth Of July! Surely you can think of something better to do than watch this team play another game. But just in case, here are the lineups.

A’s lineup (home) LF Tony Kemp (L) RF Ramon Laureano (R) 1B Seth Brown (L) C Sean Murphy (R) DH Stephen Vogt (L) SS Elvis Andrus (R) 3B Vimael Machin (L) CF Skye Bolt (S) 2B Nick Allen (R) LHP Cole Irvin Blue Jays lineup (away) CF George Springer (R)...

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If I Owned the Oakland Athletics

John F***er

Under my ownership, A’s fans will beg (beg!) for the free-spending days of John Fisher.

Ladies and Germs of Athletics Nation, I rise to make the case for my ownership of the Oakland Athletics. I am tired of the soft-hearted, profligate ways of John Fisher. His family has spent 17 years trying to give the East Bay a billion dollars for a brand spanking new stadium. Now he has upped that ante to $12 billion to give Oakland more housing, more parks, and less port grunge....

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Elephant Rumblings: Does Paul Blackburn deserve an All-Star nod?

Jul 2, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Paul Blackburn (58) reacts after being relieved for against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park. | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Happy Fourth of July, Athletics Nation!

Whoa. We’re halfway there—there being the end of this absolutely brutal 2022 regular season. The A’s are 26-55 at the season’s midpoint, making them worthy of “Worst Team in Baseball” status. On their...

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Athletics ace Frankie Montas (shoulder) exits vs. Mariners

Oakland Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas exited Sunday's road game against the Seattle Mariners after one inning due to inflammation and tightness in the back of his pitching shoulder.

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Game #81: A’s lose game, series, star pitcher, and first half of season

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Searching hard for rock bottom

Things somehow keep getting worse for the Oakland A’s.

They lost again on Sunday, by a 2-1 margin to the Seattle Mariners, but that’s barely a footnote at this point, more of a daily expectation. This afternoon added injury to insult.

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They mustered just one run on four hits, which is a typical output for this lineup. They lost the series at T-Mobile Park, three outta four....

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Oakland's Frankie Montas leaves start against Mariners with shoulder tightness

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas left his start on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners after just one inning of work.

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Frankie Montas leaves Sunday game early with reduced velocity

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Ominous development

Bad news from the Oakland A’s game on Sunday.

Starting pitcher Frankie Montas exited the game early, after throwing just one inning.

The month of July just began, which means we’ve entered trade season, and Montas is considered a strong candidate to be dealt before the deadline. However, the star right-hander was not pulled from this game due to such a transaction, reports Matt Kawahara of the S.F. Chronicle. The team will...

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