Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated writes about the A's recent hot streak, but questions their ability to beat quality competition.
Not that it matters much, but the new power rankings from Sports Illustrated puts the A's at sixth, up five spots from last week.
The River Cats fell to Tacoma last night, 2-1 in 14 innings. Nakajima played third for all 14 innings. The infield was rounded out with Parrino at short, Weeks at second and Barton at first.
Jeff Sullivan looks at Chris Davis' ridiculous power. The article does have a bit to do with the A's, I promise. In fact, I saw the A's part of the article first-hand, from section 218.
After AL All-Star voting updates came out yesterday, here's a look at the NL side.
Although already mentioned by Alex Hall, here it is again: Milton Bradley faces lengthy jail time for spousal abuse. Thoughts go out to his family.
Once again, Rich Harden has injury problems. If he is ready towards the end of the season, he could make an appearance at the Coliseum. The Twins make their lone trip to Oakland from September 20-22, the final home series of the year.
Grant Brisbee takes a look at how the A's have done so far and why they've done so well.
Rob Neyer looks at Josh Hamilton's prolonged struggles.
Brett Anderson, twitter extraordinaire.
Mike Bauman checks in with a good piece on the A's pitching.
Bob Rose gives some awesome insight on Bartolo. #BARTOLOSMASH
Bob Geren's son, a catcher at Princeton, is draft-eligible. Maybe sniffing his finger is one of his signals when he calls pitches.
On this day a year ago, Jarrod Parker absolutely dominated the Rangers in the best start of his career.
While the A's haven't tweeted today's lineup, it's been posted to other social networks and aside from Griffin starting and batting ninth, it's exactly the same as yesterday. UPDATE: here's your official lineup.