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Apr 15, 2014
Ernesto Frieri blew his first save of the season by coughing up John Jaso's two-run ninth-inning homer in Monday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

Coco Crisp is improving; John Jaso hits leadoff for A’s

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Coco Crisp is taking batting practice right now, and it will go a ways toward determining whether he is in the lineup tomorrow night or not. I asked manager Bob Melvin if, with a day off Thursday, the team might just decide to give Crisp another two full days off with that hamstring issue, and he said no – if Crisp is good to go tomorrow, he’ll play, and then he’ll have Thursday off as a little plus. John Jaso, who destroys the Angels here, is batting leadoff tonight; Melvin cited Jaso’s “ridiculous numbers here” – .424...
Athletics Nation Apr 15, 2014
Deja Vu, featuring John Jaso

Deja Vu, featuring John Jaso

In Hollywood, re-making the original can be a lame trick. Jaso showed that in baseball, it can be a great idea. John Jaso is a catcher for the Oakland Athletics. He generally plays whenever the team is facing a right-handed pitcher. He is a valuable hitter because he has great plate discipline, he makes a lot of contact, and he gets on base. He does not hit for a lot of power, as evidenced by his isolated power mark of .134 and his 24 career home runs in over 1,300 plate appearances. He also might be a wizard. Or a really uncreative Hollywood producer. On April 9, 2013, at Angel Stadium,...
Los Angeles Times Apr 15, 2014

Angels' Ernesto Frieri pays for mistake in 3-2 loss to Athletics

The closer throws a fastball up and in to Oakland's John Jaso, who hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning. Angels' Albert Pujols hits the 496th home run of his career.Ernesto Frieri felt as though John Jaso was late on his fastball, so with a 1-and-2 count and a runner aboard in the top of the ninth inning Monday night, the Angels closer, on to protect a one-run lead, tried to throw a two-seam fastball down and away to the left-handed hitter.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 15, 2014

A's beat Angels on Jaso's homer in ninth

The Oakland A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on John Jaso's two-run homer in the ninth inning.
Sacramento Bee Apr 15, 2014
John Jaso's pinch-hit HR lifts A's over Angels 3-2

John Jaso's pinch-hit HR lifts A's over Angels 3-2

Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes, right, is congratulated by Derek Norris after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Anaheim. Oakland Athletics' John Jaso runs through a gauntlet of teammates after hitting two-run home during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, April 14, 2014, in...
Rotoworld Apr 15, 2014

Frieri coughs up Jaso's 2-run HR, blows save - Ernesto Frieri (R) Los Angeles Angels

Ernesto Frieri blew his first save of the season by coughing up John Jaso's two-run ninth-inning homer in Monday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

John Jaso’s pinch-hit blast keeps A’s rolling

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Albert Pujols’ homer on Monday night moved him almost up against a milestone. John Jaso’s, however, won the game. Jaso stepped up in the ninth inning, pinch hitting for Derek Norris, and he crushed a 1-2 pitch from Ernesto Frieri into the seats in right field to give the A’s a 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. Oakland has won seven of the past eight games, and the A’s are 6-1 on their first road trip of the season. Josh Donaldson had singled to open the ninth inning against Frieri, and with one out, Jaso recorded his first home...
ESPN Fantasy Baseball Apr 14, 2014

Jaso's Pinch-Hit Homer Lifts Athletics

Pinch-hitter John Jaso hit a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri to lift the Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Angels.

Jaso finds catching Kazmir for first time a breeze

John Jaso didn’t know for certain that he was catching Sunday until a few hours before the game. He was told Saturday night that he might, so he was prepared, but since he’d never caught Scott Kazmir, he couldn’t be… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld Mar 29, 2014

John Jaso goes 2-for-3, homers - John Jaso (C) Oakland Athletics

John Jaso went 2-for-3 and hit his second homer versus the Giants on Friday.
Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 2014

A's catcher Derek Norris might platoon despite tearing up Cactus League

Norris has .436 batting average for Oakland A's in spring training games, but it's likely he will platoon at catcher with John Jaso
San Jose Mercury News Mar 24, 2014

A's counting on John Jaso behind the plate

Oakland A's hoping John Jaso can catch a bulk of their games this season

A’s send mostly minor-leaguers to Surprise, and more

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Surprise Stadium I asked John Jaso who he’d hacked off to draw the short straw and get sent to Surprise today – he’s really the only A’s regular in the lineup today, and yesterday, it had been Derek Norris scheduled to catch here against the Rangers. Jaso joked that maybe he’d mistakenly made fun of a coach’s favorite song or something, but as it turns out, manager Bob Melvin wants to see Jaso catch in back-to-back games before the season starts. Jaso missed the final two months of last season with a concussion, but he has had no issues...

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