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Elephant Rumblings: Weekend highlights on the farm

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Happy Monday, Athletics Nation!

While the A’s spent most of the weekend squandering brilliant pitching efforts, some of the organizations’s farmhands made impressive showings in the minors.

A’s #1 prospect Tyler Soderstrom had a fine Sunday with the A+ Lansing Lugnuts. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs.

Putting it all in one spot:
Three Soderstrom swings today - HR (377), 1B, HR (419)

A joy to...

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Alex Hall

Game #37: A’s bats quiet again in 4-1 loss to Angels

Patrick Sandoval stopped A’s lineup in its tracks | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Oakland’s pitching is good though!

The hitters are still struggling, but at least the pitchers keeps rolling.

The Oakland A’s kept the Angels offense at bay but once again couldn’t score much themselves, losing 4-1 on Sunday at the Coliseum.

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The lineup’s low output wasn’t for lack of opportunity. The A’s put runners in...

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Game Thread #37: A’s vs. Angels

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Series finale!

It’s the series finale! The Oakland A’s have played the Angels three times in the past 41 hours, including a doubleheader yesterday, and now they’ll do one more at the Coliseum before parting ways. The A’s won one of the three games so far and will strive for a split today.

On the mound for Oakland is Frankie Montas. He was knocked around two of his past three times out, but overall is off to a strong...

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Relishing The Sweet, Savory Taste Of Crow

Honestly, I would have settled for a “4 and 20” ERA. | Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Nobody likes to be wrong. No one really wakes up in the morning, yawns, stretches out their arms, and declares, “Sure hope I’m proven incorrect on a bunch of stuff today!” But if you have to be wrong, probably the most satisfying way is to find that the players on your favorite baseball team might be better than you thought. And who cares that you embarrassed yourself across the...

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Alex Hall

Game #36: A’s lose 9-1 in nightcap, earn split in doubleheader

Ohtani hit his 100th career homer | Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

A split is a good result!

A sweep today would have been fun, but a split will do!

The Oakland A’s lost the nightcap of their Saturday doubleheader against the Angels at the Coliseum, falling 9-1 in a game that went out of control quickly and never got back on track.

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The A’s began the day with a dramatic comeback walk-off victory in the first half of the...

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Game Thread #36: A’s vs. Angels

Oller board! | Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images

Game 2 of the doubleheader!

It’s a great day for a ballgame; let’s play two! The A’s are doing just that against the Angels on Saturday at the Coliseum, and Oakland won the first game in dramatic fashion. Trailing by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, with two out, rookie Luis Barrera hit a three-run walk-off homer, his first career dinger. Last-minute comeback!

They’ll ride that momentum into the nightcap, with...

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ConnorAshford

Game #35: Walk-off! A’s beat Angels 4-3

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Huge blast by Luis Barrera wins it for Oakland

Down to their last strike and nobody on base, the A’s rallied to walk-off in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3.

The starting pitching was fantastic, yielding just a first-inning run, and the defense made a few nice plays in the field.

The bullpen wasn’t perfect on a day it looked like they needed to be because, as has been the case too many times this season, the offense...

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Adam Oller called up to start Game 2 of doubleheader for A’s

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Facing the Angels on Saturday

The Oakland A’s are playing another doubleheader on Saturday! That means they’re allowed to call up an extra player to help out in the second game.

The A’s chose pitcher Adam Oller to be be the 27th man for the doubleheader, the team announced. He will start the second game of the day against the Angels. Upon the completion of that game, he must return to Triple-A.

This is Oller’s second stint in Oakland...

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ConnorAshford

Game Thread #35: A’s vs. Angels

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First of a Saturday doubleheader

After losing the series opener last night, the Oakland A’s are right back at it with a Saturday doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels.

Oakland will send out righty Paul Blackburn for Game 1. While he wasn’t considered a staple of the rotation heading into the season, he’s done nothing but dominate all year long, His 1.73 ERA would be third in the American League if he qualified, but because he’s been...

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Elephant Rumblings: What’s the situation? — checking the A’s starters’ pitch mixes

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It’s the dang weekend, Athletics Nation!

One of the bright spots for the A’s this season has been the rotation. Frankie Montas and Cole Irvin are living up to their previous performances, and they’ve gotten strong showings from other arms like Paul Blackburn and Zach Logue. Most starters have appeared in enough games this season that we can start to take a look at their tendencies.

Using Baseball Savant’s Pitcher Plinko tool we can...

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Angles vs Athletics Prediction and Odds for Saturday, May 14 (Oakland Undervalued at Home)

The Oakland Athletics may be in the midst of a rebuild, but the team has stayed out of the basement of the MLB standings in a loaded AL West. The team has outperformed their preseason win total to date, and will look to take out an emerging contender in the Los Angeles Angels.

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Game #34: A’s blanked 2-0 by Angels

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Only 2 hits for Oakland

The bats went silent again.

The Oakland A’s were blanked by the Angels on Friday, by a 2-0 margin at the Coliseum.

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The A’s had a nice week, bouncing back from a nine-game losing streak to win four out of five against the struggling Tigers, and along the way their lineup began to stir from its early slump. But tonight the offense disappeared once more, collecting just...

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Game Thread #34: A’s vs. Angels

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Back home!

The Oakland A’s are hot again! They just took four out of five games from the Detroit Tigers, and now they’re back home to play the Los Angeles Angels at the Coliseum.

A’s lineup (home) 2B Tony Kemp (L) DH Jed Lowrie (S) 3B Sheldon Neuse (R) C Sean Murphy (R) 1B Seth Brown (L) RF Ramon Laureano (R) LF Chad Pinder (R) SS Elvis Andrus (R) CF Cristian Pache (R) RHP Daulton Jefferies Angels lineup (away) RF Taylor Ward (R) CF Mike Trout...

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Angels vs Athletics Prediction and Odds for Friday, May 13 (Back Oakland as Home Underdogs)

Two teams on opposite sides of the AL West standings are set to start a weekend series in Oakland. The Los Angeles Angels have emerged as contenders in the American League and now will look to keep pace with the Houston Astros over the weekend while taking on the 14-19 Athletics.

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DanielTatomer

Elephant Rumblings: Profiling the A’s newest starting pitchers

May 11, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Zach Logue (67) pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. | Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Happy Friday, Athletics Nation!

The A’s got back on track this week by taking four out of five games from the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The team’s efforts were buoyed by strong performances from two recent callups, Zach Logue and Adrian Martinez, each winning their...

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ConnorAshford

Game #33: Late Brown homer propels A’s to third straight win

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The offense is finally starting to find its rhythm

The A’s won their third straight game on Thursday, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 and finishing the series winning four out of five.

There was early and late scoring in this one, with the A’s scoring three runs in the first and two in the eighth. The defense flashed the leather a few times, while the pitching did enough to keep the A’s in the game until the big hit arrived. The A’s now head home...

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ConnorAshford

Game Thread #33: A’s at Tigers

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All good things come in three’s

The A’s look to make it three wins in a row in the road finale against the Detroit Tigers.

Because this was a five-game series, every member of the starting rotation got a chance against the Tigers. Today it’s James Kaprielian’s turn, as he’s set for his third start of the year. He was shaky in his first start and much better in his second, and he gets a chance at a slumping Detroit squad to keep his momentum...

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Elephant Rumblings: Who would be Frankie Montas’ trade partner?

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Happy Thursday, Athletics Nation!

We’re nearly two months removed from the post-lockout flurry of trades that sent away four of the most notable A’s before the 2022 MLB season began, and since then there has been one name bandied about to be the next A’s trade piece. Frankie Montas has been leading the Athletics’ through 7 turns of the rotation so far, and has remained one of their most reliable arms as he leads the...

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ConnorAshford

Game #32: Offense erupts in A’s win over Tigers

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Now that’s what we’ve been hoping for

The A’s have a win streak again!

And they did it in impressive fashion. Oakland walloped the Detroit Tigers 9-0 on Wednesday evening for their second straight victory, winning on the strength of an offense that struck early and often and yet another strong performance by an A’s rookie starting pitcher.

That’s the series win, and the A’s have a chance to win 4 of 5 heading into the finale tomorrow before heading home...

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ConnorAshford

Game Thread #32: A’s at Tigers

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Let’s get a win streak going!

After splitting yesterday’s doubleheader, the A’s will go for their first back-to-back wins in three weeks this evening against the Detroit Tigers.

For the second straight game, Oakland will turn to a rookie starting pitcher, this time Zach Logue. The left-hander was impressive in his first career start, completing five innings of 2 run ball last week against the Twins, and he should have an easier time in his second...

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