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9 Facts about A’s 9,000th franchise win

When the Oakland A’s beat the Astros on Thursday, they tallied their 9,000th win in franchise history. That dates back over a century to 1901, when the team began play in Philadelphia. Here are nine facts about those 9,000 victories....

Game #125: A’s can’t quite finish sweep of Astros

The Oakland A’s had a chance to sweep the Astros on Sunday, but they’ll have to settle for winning three out of four. Zack Greinke, making his third start for Houston since being acquired in July, shut down the...

Game Thread #125 (2): A’s vs. Astros

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Game #125: A’s vs. Astros

The A’s are one win away from a four-game sweep of the Astros! But in order to finish it off, they’ll have to beat Zack Greinke, making his third start for his new team after arriving in a deadline...

Fatrolf’s Sunday Sketches: A’s Heating Up For Crunch Time Edition

Seeing the Oakland A’s win is awesome. Seeing them beat the Astros is more awesome. Seeing them take the four-game set — with still another game to play tomorrow — is downright super-mega-ultra-awesome. Crunch Time is upon us, and the...

Game #124: A’s Relentless Against Astros Pitching, Win Third in a Row

Make it three in a row against the AL West Champs. But unlike the first two — both late-inning showdowns — today’s win was as decisive a victory could be without entering blowout territory. The lineup was the star of...

Game Thread #124: A’s vs. Astros (2)

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Game Thread: Game 124 – A’s vs. Astros

Um...game thread? We can do that. The A’s are trying to make it 3 in a row against the Astros, and 4 in a row overall, following a physically and mentally exhausting 13 inning win last night. Chris Bassitt takes...

Game Thread #123: A’s vs. Astros (5)

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Game Thread #123: A’s vs. Astros (4)

Game Thread #1Game Thread #2Game Thread #3 Okay, so, here’s the deal. The A’s pitching has been as good as maybe they’ve been this season, collectively, except for a single moment in a single inning that led to the two...

Game Thread #123: A’s vs. Astros (3)

Game Thread #1Game Thread #2 It’s not another 10 home run night, but the A’s have two home runs tonight to account for their two runs off Verlander; solo homeruns by Mark Canha and Marcus Semien (Verlander’s only weakness) have...

Game Thread #123 A’s vs. Astros (2)

Game Thread #1 Sorry for the delay, but we’re up and running now. Roark has matched Verlander pitch for pitch so far, and we’re in the bottom of the fifth inning and it was 0-0 AND MARK CANHA HAS JUST...

Game Thread #123: A’s vs. Astros

Happy Friday and welcome to the night after one of the best baseball games you’ll ever see, as the A’s and Astros traded blows to the tune of 10 home runs in last night’s contest. Both Matts (including one...

A’s activate Josh Phegley, DFA Dustin Garneau

The Oakland A’s activated catcher Josh Phegley from the injured list on Friday, the team announced. To make room, fellow catcher Dustin Garneau was designated for assignment. We last saw Phegley on July 28, when he exited that day’s game...

Game #122: The Matts Take Off Against The Astros

It was a hot day in Oakland, and the box score showed it. The usually pitcher friendly Coliseum was turned into a launching pad as the A’s and Astros combined for a total of 10 home runs, the only...

Game Thread #122: Athletics vs Astros (3)

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Game Thread #122: Athletics vs Astros (2)

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Game Thread #122: Athletics vs Astros

Fresh off of a two game split series in San Francisco, the Athletics move back home to Oakland to take on the current AL West juggernaut, the Houston Astros. The A’s will be up against one of Houston’s big...

Series #41: Athletics vs Astros – Old Foes, New Faces

The A’s and Astros have squared off quite a bit already this year, and, by and large, things haven’t gotten swimmingly for Oakland. The A’s are 2-9 against their division rivals in 2019, which is a big part of...

Elephant Rumblings: A’s split first half of Bay Bridge Series

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A’s sign Matt Harvey to minor league contract

The Oakland A’s have signed pitcher Matt Harvey to a minor league contract, reports insider Jon Heyman on Wednesday. He’ll report to Triple-A Las Vegas, adds Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle. The 30-year-old Harvey signed with the Angels last...