Game Thread: A’s vs Yankees, Sunday September 23

Today’s game almost seems like a formality after yesterday’s marathon of come backs and tension. But that’s the beauty of baseball. They do this everyday. The Yankees used every pitcher they have yesterday, so the team needs Hiroki Kuroda to give them some length, desperately. The A’s will counter with A.J...

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Yankees come back four runs to win epic 14-inning marathon on walkoff E-3

The A’s got out to a pretty good start in the first, when three consecutive doubles (Stephen Drew, Seth Smith, and Yoenis Cespedes) let them jump out to a 2-0 lead off Ivan Nova.

But the A’s were playing sloppy, bad baseball for much of the first few innings, their fielders choking on easy plays, their pitcher unable to find the strike zone, and, by the second, the bombers had managed to sneak out to an almost-accidental 4-2 lead after a wild pitch let A-Rod score. A’s starter Travis Blackley lasted all of two innings–but he threw 59 pitches.

But pitching wasn’t the story tonight. If we witnessed a couple of gems last night, then today we witnessed whatever the polar opposite of that would be. Neither pitching staff could do much to stem the bleeding–though Derek Lowe and Jim Miller did the best they could in the early going–and the A’s made things worse by misplaying balls with alarming frequency.…

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Yankees 10 A’s 9: Are You Kidding Me?

Courtesy of Fangraphs

How crazy was today’s game? Well, it’s after 7:00 p.m and I am just writing the recap for a 1:00 p.m. game.

How crazy was today’s game? Both starters were pulled after only two innings – well, 2.1 for Read more

Game 151-Bullpen needs a blowout

There’s a theory making the rounds that the recent sruggles of David Robertson and last night’s blown save by Rafael Soriano is a product of an overworked bullpen that’s running out of gas down the stretch. I’m not so sure I buy that. If you watch the replay, the pitch Soriano gave up the game-tying...

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