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Athletics Nation Oct 4, 2015

Game #162: A's Fall in Finale 3-2

A's can't complete the sweep of Seattle, but instead lose 3-2 to end the 2015 season. Zito warmed up, but didn't pitch. Also, Valencia was pinch hit for after getting a single, ending his 2015 season with an even .290 average. Coco Crisp was the A's final batter in the 2015 season. Full Recap on its way.
Halos Heaven Oct 1, 2015

Thor'sLinks: Halos un-earn way out of WC spot

7 un-earned runs by the pitching staff + 4 errors by the defense + 9 LOBsters by Cron 7 Pujols = Outside looking in with Elimination Number of 4. Can you believe it? The Angels hit 5 home runs in the same game, against the worst team in baseball, and lose. I'd like to be blaming the fact t the Angels lost to Oakland on asymmetrical scouting. It's a favored theory of mine. I'd also like to be blaming Seattle and Detroit, who had only one job to do. But Holy Balls! This one is entirely on LAA. And, sure enough, this Buttercup moment came when barry Zito was in a uniform and participating. I...
Not so fast, Barry: Zito will start Wednesday vs. Angels

Not so fast, Barry: Zito will start Wednesday vs. Angels

Barry Zito’s last big league start Saturday in the Coliseum against the Giants was many things. What it wasn’t was his last Major League start. The A’s said Monday they will have the 37-year-old left-hander start Wednesday against the Angels… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Sep 28, 2015

A's Zito to get one more start

Barry Zito, who made his O.co Coliseum farewell in a start Saturday against the Giants, will start Wednesday's series finale against the Angels, replacing Sonny Gray.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 27, 2015

A's honor Big Three: Zito, Hudson, Mulder

Tim Hudson, now with the Giants, Barry Zito, once again with the A's and the retired Mark Mulder were introduced to and appreciative Coliseum crowd about 20 minutes before the first pitch.

Killion: For Zito and Hudson, one final goodbye

For Zito and Hudson, one final goodbye Don’t tell the sabermatricians — many of whom reside in the A’s front office — but without romance and sentiment, this game would have long ago withered and blown away in the winds of change. When the fans of both Bay Area teams, rivals most of the time, came together to cheer for two memorable men who played key roles on both teams, it was a satisfying moment at the end of two relatively unmemorable seasons. The ridiculous end result — a Giants 14-10 victory thanks to Jarrett Parker’s three home runs, including a grand slam — leaves...
Oakland Tribune Sep 26, 2015

Game is tribute to Zito, Hudson

OAKLAND -- The final viewing of Barry Zito and Tim Hudson didn't last long Saturday, with Zito getting six outs and Hudson just four in what turned out to be a 14-10 Giants win over the A's.

Wow, wow, wow — Jarrett Parker hits three homers for Giants

Wow, wow, wow — Jarrett Parker hits three homers for Giants Parker, whose left-handed stroke got Bruce Bochy talking about Barry Bonds, hit three more home runs in Saturday’s 14-10 victory over the A’s, giving him five in nine at-bats over three games. Perhaps the dialogue shouldn’t be about making next year’s team next year but about making the starting lineup. Parker’s first homer was an opposite-field shot off Zito that cleared the Coliseum wall near the out-of-town scoreboard, and his last was an eighth-inning grand slam. Before Friday’s trifecta, Bochy was still shaking...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 26, 2015

Barry Zito exits in third inning in 'Big Three' reunion with Tim Hudson

A's pitcher Barry Zito makes final major league start; gets standing ovation from Coliseum crowd after being pulled
San Jose Mercury News Sep 26, 2015

Tim Hudson pulled in second inning in matchup with Barry Zito

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson is first to exit in 'Big Three' reunion with A's Barry Zito, after running into trouble in second inning

Wild Tim Hudson can't outlast Barry Zito, but Giants lead 4-3 as bullpens take over

OAKLAND – After one inning Saturday afternoon, Tim Hudson appeared to be a heavy favorite to outlast Barry Zito in their nostalgic matchup at the Coliseum. But the scorecard looked much different following the opening round. Hudson threw just eight… Continue Reading → The post Wild Tim Hudson can't outlast Barry Zito, but Giants lead 4-3 as bullpens take over appeared first on Giants Extra.
Athletics Nation Sep 26, 2015

Game Thread #155: A's vs. Giants

Some guys named "Barry Zito" and "Tim Hudson" are starting this game. Never heard of 'em. Just another meaningless game between a couple of teams with no hope of playoffs. No big deal. I don't think anything else remarkable is going on. Just your average, ordinary, late-season game between non-contenders. Nothing to see here. Starting pitchers are Tim Hudson (8-8 4.20) and Barry Zito (0-0, 18.00). Just a couple of scrubs, pretty traditional for two teams out of the race. This guy Zito spent the entire season at AAA as 37 year old. What a scrub. I don't blame you if y'all don't want to watch...

Ryan Vogelsong on Barry Zito/Tim Hudson: ‘This day is awesome’

Most guys in this game, when you’re done, you throw your last game jersey in the washer and take a shower and walk away. The fact that there was enough thought put in for these two guys to face each other at the end of the year like this, that sort of stuff happens only to guys who do things the right way -- you’re a great teammate, you do great things on the field. Like Zito, Hudson didn’t win a World Series ring until he left Oakland and became a Giant. “For Huddy, just watching him in Atlanta and early in his career (in Oakland), just bulldogging through games, that’s not an...
Oakland Tribune Sep 25, 2015

For Zito, Hudson, Saturday's matchup a 'storybook ending'

The Oakland A's Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson, former teammates as part of the A's Big Three, will face each other Saturday at O.co Coliseum.
Athletics Nation Sep 25, 2015

Noah Frank: On Huddy and Barry and why I’ll cry Saturday

One A's fan shares his memories of growing up with the Big 3, and what it means to see two of them face off in their swan songs on Saturday. The following was written by Noah Frank, a good friend of Athletics Nation. Noah is the Digital Sports Editor for WTOP in Washington. He is a lifelong A's fan, and he interned for the team during his younger years. ★★★ Like many of you, when Barry Zito was called back up to the Oakland A's this week, I found myself irrationally excited at the possibility that he might square off with Tim Hudson in the final home weekend at the Coliseum. I became...

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