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Athletics Nation Sep 29, 2017
Game #160: A’s Fall to Rangers

Game #160: A’s Fall to Rangers

Nunez homer plates A’s only runs It’s been a pleasure. I have been honored to serve as your Friday night recapper for this interesting season, and I can honestly say I’m looking forward to next year. The year of the kids, indeed. I’ve won nearly every game I’ve recapped in the last month, but the A’s finally fell tonight; losing to the Rangers 5-3. Raul Alcantara did not make five innings; he left in the fifth after five hits and four runs. He allowed a two-run single in the first and a two-run home run in the fifth, and was replaced by Sam Moll (auto-runs!) who allowed a RBI...
Athletics Nation Sep 29, 2017
Game Thread #160: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

Game Thread #160: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

Good evening and happy last Friday game thread of the season! I bring you this thread from New York, New York, way closer to Citi Field than the Oakland Coliseum, but I had to end the season with this game thread. Baseball is fun again, as the A’s have won 9 of 11 and look to win yet another game from the Rangers. The A’s will start Raul Alcantara tonight as he looks to finish his season strong. He will face off against Martin Perez for the Rangers. It’s been a pleasure, all. Here’s to hoping next year that this weekend will count. Here are your lineups: Today's...
Athletics Nation Sep 27, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Catfish Hunter Award, A’s set HR mark

Elephant Rumblings: Catfish Hunter Award, A’s set HR mark

Plus another stat illustrating Matt Chapman’s defensive prowess. ICYMI: Former teammates burn Oakland; A’s drop second straight... Raul Alcantara and the A’s rotation depth... A’s 2nd baseman Jed Lowrie wins Catfish Hunter Award... Yahoo: Winter Came: The 2017 Oakland A's... Cotton likely done for season too... Rare air: A's set Coliseum mark with 128 HRs... Opinion: The Silent Majority of baseball fans hate watching the game through netting... Turvey: The second-half offensive explosion of the Oakland A's... Oakland student band kneels while playing national anthem at A's...
Athletics Nation Sep 26, 2017
Raul Alcantara and the A’s rotation depth

Raul Alcantara and the A’s rotation depth

September success leads to more questions. It doesn’t take much to get us excited about pitching these days. The A’s haven’t had a good year on the mound, and while there’s reason for hope due to youngsters, an average starting pitcher would be a welcome start. Enter Raul Alcantara, he of two short but fabulous spot starts. In the wise words of our Blogfather Nico (by the way, does anyone know who the Blogmother is?), you should never fall in love in September. With division races long decided and rosters fully expanded, there’s just too much noise going on for the results to be...
Athletics Nation Sep 23, 2017
Game Thread #154: Athletics vs Rangers

Game Thread #154: Athletics vs Rangers

Sean Manaea was scratched just hours before his start tonight due to a tightness in his upper back that he has felt for a couple of days now. His injury shouldn’t be all too serious, as it is something he and the team have dealt with in the past, and there is still a good chance that Manaea will make his final start of the season the next time his turn comes up in the rotation. Starting in his place will be Raul Alcantara, who pitched nearly four scoreless innings in an emergency start against Detroit last week. Given Manaea’s fatigue issues that have plagued his second half, and given...

Sean Manaea scratched from start against Texas

The A’s scheduled Saturday starter, Sean Manaea, was scratched three and a half hours before the game with upper-back tightness, and Raul Alcantara took his place against Texas. Manaea has had a similar issue twice before, including once earlier this season. It’s considered minor, and Manaea said he hopes to make his final start of the season next week. Manaea is scheduled to pitch Thursday at Texas. Manaea said he felt it Friday while playing catch and came in Saturday and it was still bothering me. “I”m going to do what I can to get back on the...

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