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We Survived

April 23rd, 2010

Well, we survived three games with the Yankees without being swept. I missed all three games this series, but I saw the triple play highlight on ESPN News last night. That could have been the exclamation point on a horrible series for the A’s, but luckily they pulled out a win on a three-run home […]

Test #1 – FAIL

April 21st, 2010

Leading up this series with the Yankees, everyone knew that this would be the first-place A’s big test. Can they actually play like a first-place team against someone other than the Mariners, Angels, and Orioles? One test down, and it was a big fat FAIL. A’s pitchers walked 10 batters – FAIL. Bases loaded situation […]

A Potentially Painful Loss

April 18th, 2010

Today’s loss against the Orioles is not going to kill the A’s in the standings. They still won the series and are 3-1 on a 10-game homestand. But both Daric Barton and Cliff Pennington left today’s game due to injuries, and that could be tough to take if either or both are out for any […]

Today was the first of many Saturday A’s games that I will miss, thanks to FOX’s Game of the Week. Because it’s a national broadcast, all of mlb.tv’s games are blacked out while that game is airing. So unfortunately I missed the big walkoff win. However, I was able to watch the final inning once […]

Defense Leads the Way

April 17th, 2010

Dallas Braden pitched a great game last night as the A’s beat the O’s 4-2. Much of his success came from the fact that he induced a lot of ground balls. And with an infield defense like the A’s, that is going to produce a lot of outs and some highlight reel plays. The infield […]

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