Luzardo put the A’s in a 5-0 hole — three runs coming on Carson Kelly’s homer — and lasted just 2 ⅔ innings before his teammates bailed him out. The bullpen responded by shutting out the Diamondbacks the rest of the way, and the offense responded by scoring seven runs. Every little step forward for Luzardo is a step the A’s hope is a turning point in the promising pitcher’s career.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 3:03 am
Obviously, his confidence is off the charts right now so it seems like he does something every day to contribute to a win.”
Posted: April 14, 2021, 2:08 am
Elvis Andrus strikes out swinging. Aramis Garcia strikes out swinging. Ka’ai Tom pinch-hitting for Jordan Weems.
Posted: April 14, 2021, 12:05 am
This will take some getting used to.
Posted: April 13, 2021, 11:45 pm
They were making great contact the whole time, but for a week it all found gloves or foul territory, and now it’s hitting turf or bleacher seats like it’s statistically inclined to do. This was mostly a correction of a small-sample fluke. The pitching is another story.
Posted: April 13, 2021, 7:36 pm
Melvin said after the game that Olson is considered day-to-day and will be re-evaluated after the A’s day off on Wednesday. He’s a tough guy,” Melvin said. If he’s not able to play today it means it’s bothering him some.
Posted: April 13, 2021, 6:49 pm
I heard Luzardo might have a really good swing,” said A’s reliever Jake Diekman, who might not have been all that serious. This is Bassitt’s seventh season, and he has nine career plate appearances, including two strikeouts Monday. Luzardo?
Posted: April 13, 2021, 10:51 am
Condensed Game: Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and Matt Chapman smashed a home run to lead the A’s to a 9-5 win over the D-backs
Posted: April 13, 2021, 6:01 am
Right-hander Zac Gallen is set to return for the Arizona Diamondbacks after missing the season’s first few weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that Gallen is scheduled to start on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old was the Diamondbacks’ best pitcher last season and finished ninth in the National League Cy Young voting after finishing the abbreviated 2020 season with a 2.75 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 72 innings.
Posted: April 12, 2021, 10:25 pm
“Were just going to go out there and keep grinding.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 12:51 am
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, April 9. (Getty Images)
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:10 pm
Major League Baseball is examining multiple baseballs used by Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer that raised suspicion during Los Angeles’ Wednesday game against the Oakland Athletics, according to a Thursday report from The Athletic. Pitchers are prohibited from using foreign substances to doctor baseballs. Bauer, 30, signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers during the offseason.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 6:17 am
Astros fans let A’s players hear it Thursday.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:35 am
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer accused the commissioner’s office of leaking a story it was inspecting baseballs to determine whether he doctored them.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 4:24 am
The Houston Astros insisted they weren’t bothered by the angry crowds they faced on the road to start the season. “It was a beautiful night,” José Altuve said. Carlos Correa, Yordan Álvarez and Altuve homered as the Astros kept up their hot start by treating the home crowd to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night in the first game with fans at Minute Maid Park since 2019.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 3:27 am
Trevor Bauer pitched more than six innings in the Dodgers’ loss to the Athletics on Wednesday, when multiple balls were reportedly found sticky and with visible markings.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 1:40 am