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Familiar piece to A's outfield nearly ready to return

Thu, 2022-04-28 07:30

When he returns, Laureano will have missed the A’s first 27 games serving a ban that ended his 2021 season on Aug. 4. He became eligible to join the A’s top minor league affiliate when 15 games remained on the suspension. After three games with the Aviators, Laureano is still rounding into form, going 1-for-11.

Familiar piece to A's outfield nearly ready to return

Thu, 2022-04-28 07:30

When he returns, Laureano will have missed the A’s first 27 games serving a ban that ended his 2021 season on Aug. 4. He became eligible to join the A’s top minor league affiliate when 15 games remained on the suspension. After three games with the Aviators, Laureano is still rounding into form, going 1-for-11.

Familiar piece to A's outfield nearly ready to return

Thu, 2022-04-28 07:30

When he returns, Laureano will have missed the A’s first 27 games serving a ban that ended his 2021 season on Aug. 4. He became eligible to join the A’s top minor league affiliate when 15 games remained on the suspension. After three games with the Aviators, Laureano is still rounding into form, going 1-for-11.

MLB: Pinder leads off with HR, A's blank Giants 1-0

Thu, 2022-04-28 07:04

Paul Blackburn and five relievers combined on a three-hitter, making Chad Pinder’s leadoff homer stand up for the Oakland Athletics in a 1-0 victory over San Francisco that ended the Giants’ five-game winning streak Wednesday night. Blackburn (3-0) allowed three hits in five innings, lowering his ERA to 1.35. The right-hander pitched around traffic, inducing three double-play grounders in the first three innings — including a difficult 3-6-1 turn to end the third after the Giants had loaded the ...

Oakland A's face fan malaise in effort to boost attendance, build stadium (in Oakland or Vegas)

Thu, 2022-04-28 05:45

I think it’s important to remember ever since the A’s came to Oakland from Kansas City, there have been challenges with attendance at the Coliseum,” Kaval said. It’s true the Coliseum has seen its share of empty seats. Not including the pandemic season in 2020 or the limited seating due to COVID a year ago, the A’s have been in the bottom third of attendance 40 times in 52 seasons.

Oakland A's face fan malaise in effort to boost attendance, build stadium (in Oakland or Vegas)

Thu, 2022-04-28 05:45

I think it’s important to remember ever since the A’s came to Oakland from Kansas City, there have been challenges with attendance at the Coliseum,” Kaval said. It’s true the Coliseum has seen its share of empty seats. Not including the pandemic season in 2020 or the limited seating due to COVID a year ago, the A’s have been in the bottom third of attendance 40 times in 52 seasons.

Oakland A's face fan malaise in effort to boost attendance, build stadium (in Oakland or Vegas)

Thu, 2022-04-28 05:45

I think it’s important to remember ever since the A’s came to Oakland from Kansas City, there have been challenges with attendance at the Coliseum,” Kaval said. It’s true the Coliseum has seen its share of empty seats. Not including the pandemic season in 2020 or the limited seating due to COVID a year ago, the A’s have been in the bottom third of attendance 40 times in 52 seasons.

Oakland A's face fan malaise in effort to boost attendance, build stadium (in Oakland or Vegas)

Thu, 2022-04-28 05:45

I think it’s important to remember ever since the A’s came to Oakland from Kansas City, there have been challenges with attendance at the Coliseum,” Kaval said. It’s true the Coliseum has seen its share of empty seats. Not including the pandemic season in 2020 or the limited seating due to COVID a year ago, the A’s have been in the bottom third of attendance 40 times in 52 seasons.

Game #19: Pinder Power! Home run helps A's beat Giants 1-0

Wed, 2022-04-27 22:43

The Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Wednesday evening, splitting the series, avoiding the sweep, and saving A’s fans from the possibility of gloating Giants fans for a few months. Starting pitcher Paul Blackburn was in and out of trouble for most of the night but managed to keep the Giants off the board, and the entire scoring came from the first batter of the game. Of note, this was the first time the Oakland A’s won a game 1-0 thanks to a leadoff home run.

Pinder hits leadoff homer in return, A's blank Giants 1-0

Wed, 2022-04-27 22:03

Paul Blackburn and five relievers combined on a three-hitter, making Chad Pinder’s leadoff homer stand up for the Oakland Athletics in a 1-0 victory over San Francisco that ended the Giants’ five-game winning streak Wednesday night. Blackburn (3-0) allowed three hits in five innings, lowering his ERA to 1.35. The right-hander pitched around traffic, inducing three double-play grounders in the first three innings — including a difficult 3-6-1 turn to end the third after the Giants had loaded the bases.

A's, Blackburn blank Giants 1-0 for Bay Bridge Series split

Wed, 2022-04-27 21:47

SAN FRANCISCO – Paul Blackburn may have grown up a Giants fan, but the Giants were no fan of the A’s right-hander Wednesday night. The ex-Heritage High of Oakley standout made himself at home at the same stadium where he rooted for his favorite team, blanking the Giants over five innings to get the win in the A’s 1-0 victory. Oakland snapped San Francisco’s five-game winning streak to earn a split in the two-game Bay Bridge Series at Oracle Park in front of 32,014.

A's roster moves: Chad Pinder reinstated from COVID injured list

Wed, 2022-04-27 17:15

The Oakland A’s are slowly getting back toward the roster they intended to have this month. The A’s activated super-sup Chad Pinder from the COVID-related injured list, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. The rebuilding club already had a lot of new faces after an avalanche of offseason trades and free agent departures, before seeing seven players go on the COVID IL within the first two weeks after Opening Day.

Bay Bridge Series Returns as A's Face Uncertain Future in Oakland

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:50

It's a storied series that fans all over the Bay Area look forward to every year with the Bay Bridge series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. But the president Dave Kaval, of the Oakland Athletics said it's possible this could one of the last of times we may see this annual cross Bay battle unless the city of Oakland and the A's can make a deal for a new ballpark.

Bay Bridge Series Returns as A's Face Uncertain Future in Oakland

Wed, 2022-04-27 16:50

It's a storied series that fans all over the Bay Area look forward to every year with the Bay Bridge series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. But the president Dave Kaval, of the Oakland Athletics said it's possible this could one of the last of times we may see this annual cross Bay battle unless the city of Oakland and the A's can make a deal for a new ballpark.

A's president Kaval defends his team's attendance woes by taking dig at SF Giants

Wed, 2022-04-27 13:52

As day turned to night and fans started heading to Oracle Park for the Bay Bridge Series, Kaval pointed out the “sparse attendance” the Giants were getting before the game began and in the early innings. He quote-tweeted one fan’s picture of the stands and mentioned the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore — an account that frequently features Kaval’s A’s. Kaval didn’t stop there, tweeting, “It is sad how few fans are at the game.

A's president Kaval defends his team's attendance woes by taking dig at SF Giants

Wed, 2022-04-27 13:52

As day turned to night and fans started heading to Oracle Park for the Bay Bridge Series, Kaval pointed out the “sparse attendance” the Giants were getting before the game began and in the early innings. He quote-tweeted one fan’s picture of the stands and mentioned the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore — an account that frequently features Kaval’s A’s. Kaval didn’t stop there, tweeting, “It is sad how few fans are at the game.

A's president Kaval defends his team's attendance woes by taking dig at SF Giants

Wed, 2022-04-27 13:52

As day turned to night and fans started heading to Oracle Park for the Bay Bridge Series, Kaval pointed out the “sparse attendance” the Giants were getting before the game began and in the early innings. He quote-tweeted one fan’s picture of the stands and mentioned the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore — an account that frequently features Kaval’s A’s. Kaval didn’t stop there, tweeting, “It is sad how few fans are at the game.

Oakland A's president mocks the Giants' attendance, gets crushed

Wed, 2022-04-27 11:13

Just last week, the Oakland Athletics played a regular season MLB game that might as well have been behind closed doors. With only 2,703 fans in attendance, the A’s are practically facing a revolt from their fanbase amid ownership’s refusal to invest in the on-field product. And it wasn’t just a one-game embarrassment.

Injured ex-Yankees prospect struggles in rehab start

Wed, 2022-04-27 06:24

Injured Oakland Athletics right-hander James Kaprielian took a step backward Tuesday in his rehab from a shoulder injury. Rotoworld reports Kaprielian “gave up five runs over four innings on Tuesday in a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas. Kaprielian didn’t have his best command in this one, as he also issued four walks and hit a batter.

A's Blackburn ready for dream-come-true start against Giants

Wed, 2022-04-27 05:00

Just growing up and coming to so many games here while just being a fan. The 28-year-old admits he’ll probably be a little nervous, but then again, “That’s every start,” he said with a smile. I’m more anxious.

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