4:18 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016

Unhappy Butler expresses displeasure about role following winning homer that saves Hahn effort

For a guy who hit the game-winning home run and averted the anguish of a ruined Jesse Hahn pitching performance, Billy Butler didn’t sound like a very happy man following Sunday’s 3-2 A’s victory over Tampa Bay. Butler is laboring… Continue Reading → The post Unhappy Butler expresses displeasure about role following winning homer that saves Hahn effort appeared first on Inside the As.
Athletics Nation Jul 24, 2016

Game #99: Superstars Jesse Hahn and Billy Butler lead A's to victory

The A's are really playing their best baseball since the first half of 2014, and they're being lead by their rotation, something that was the team's biggest weakness like two weeks ago. Also: Jake Smolinski, Ryon Healy, and Billy Butler. Imagine telling yourself that three months ago. Today Butler and Hahn were specifically the heroes – a guy who was just in AAA, and a guy who probably deserved to be there with him. It's fitting we're exactly four years on from the magical Yankees series in 2012, because this felt similarly. Maybe/probably it's too late to make a move, but god, watchable...
Athletics Nation Jul 24, 2016

Game Thread #99: A's vs. Rays

The A's try to continue their hot streak and take the series, behind Jesse Hahn's return to the MLB. After yesterday's thrilling, incredible, beautiful, [insert adjective here] walkoff victory, the A's will have a chance to take the series this afternoon. These A's are still incapable of sweeping, so I guess we'll have to settle for 3 out of 4. Ho-hum. Jesse Hahn (2-4, 6.49) will be making his return to the MLB today, and will hopefully pitch well enough to remain a decent option in the back of the rotation. The A's will need another starter, assuming Rich Hill is traded, and Hahn would...

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