The Athletics finished the 2018 season with four healthy starting pitchers on their 40-man roster — none of them especially reliable.
The competition is set, and now the venue. The Yankees and Athletics will meet at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3.
One day after going AWOL, the Oakland offense showed up in a big way scoring five loud runs in the first Friday night.
Frankie Montas was missing locations by feet, nearly hitting batters with fastballs targeted at the outside corner.
Brett Anderson flirted with perfection for longer than he ever had in his previous 136 big league starts Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Athletics have just enough time and motivation to make a deadline move and bolster their playoff hopes.
Not one time Saturday afternoon did Edwin Jackson pitch out of the stretch.
The A’s are one hot run from sliding into the second WC slot, and they put themselves in the hunt with contributions from everyone on the roster.
The A’s wasted no time getting on the board Friday night as Davis dropped the hammer in the first inning.
It wasn’t pretty. But with a 4-3 victory Thursday afternoon, the Athletics brought to a close their five-game home losing streak.
Nothing played as significant a role in the A’s recently completed 7-3 road trip as the bullpen.
Dustin Fowler, 23, made his Major League debut June 29, 2017 with the Yankees.
Putting the ball in play against Cole didn’t help the A’s cause as they could muster just a single run, falling to the Astros 4-1.
As is, Oakland is not a playoff team. It’s also not a last-place team.
With just two games remaining before final decisions must be made, the Athletics have four open roster spots.
The Athletics fell, 5-1 to the San Francisco Giants in Sunday’s Bay Bridge series exhibition at the Oakland Coliseum.
Given the A’s handful of offseason additions, a few veterans will join the youngsters unable to seize one of the few vacancies.
Dustin Fowler and Emilio Pagan understand that replacing Sonny Gray and Ryon Healy will not be easy.
Khris Davis not only led the Athletics in home runs (43) and RBIs (110), he was tops in runs (91) and total bases (299).
Though it was merely three years ago, every member of the Athletics’ most recent postseason run has now since departed Oakland.