9:52 PM EDT, Mon October 16, 2017

Mark Canha’s walk-off HR lifts A’s over Mariners

Mark Canha hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning to give the A’s a 6-5 victory over Seattle at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon. Canha’s fifth homer this season came on a 1-0 pitch from Shae Simmons (0-1). Oakland avoided a three-game sweep and snapped an eight-game losing streak against Seattle. The A’s improved to 15-10 in September, clinching their first winning month since April 2016. They won 15 games in a month for the first time since June 2015. Matt Joyce tied an A’s record with three doubles. ...
Athletics Nation Sep 19, 2017
The A’s veterans are a reason for hope, too

The A’s veterans are a reason for hope, too

Good news beyond just the young Matts. The A’s lineup is now dominated by rookies or just barely not-rookies. Of the nine available slots for non-pitchers, five are in their first real season in the bigs, and a sixth spot is platooned with another youngster. Even better news: the rest of the lineup isn’t exactly ancient either. At 26 and 29 respectively, neither Marcus Semien nor Khris Davis are past the point of being assets on the next Oakland contender. Both have proven to be assets and perhaps most excitingly, both have shown the ability to improve. Matt Joyce and Jed Lowrie are...
Athletics Nation Sep 18, 2017
Game #150: Athletics Hit Parade Wins the Night

Game #150: Athletics Hit Parade Wins the Night

The Athletic bats were dominant the entire game. In the first inning, Jed Lowrie picked up his 46th double of the season scoring Marcus Semien. Athletics draw first blood. In the 3rd, the A’s added four runs. Marcus Semien, hit by a pitch, advanced to third base on a single by Matt Joyce. Jed Lowrie then did his job and hit a deep fly ball to center field to score Semien on the sacrifice. Matt Olson, after Khris Davis’ strikeout, hit his 28th dinger of the season, a two-run shot to center field. Ryon Healy then reached first on a throwing error and was knocked in by Chad Pinder on...
Athletics Nation Sep 18, 2017
Game Thread #149: Athletics at Detroit

Game Thread #149: Athletics at Detroit

Today is the first time Jharel Cotton will face the Detroit Tigers, never having pitched to them his last two seasons. On the hill opposing Cotton is Buck Farmer, RHP. Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup today after sitting out yesterday’s game with ongoing back issues. Cotton will be seeking to end a fourteen game hitting streak for 25 year-old Nicholas Castellanos. In addition, Cotton will no doubt be hoping for a Matt-attack at the plate to support his defense. Today's Lineups OAKLAND A'S DETROIT TIGERS Marcus Semien - SS Ian Kinsler - 2B Matt Joyce - RF Jeimer...

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