Anaheim encountered some massive derp on Sunday as they committed three errors on one play.
Jon Morosi thinks there's nothing wrong with players admiring home runs, and I am in total agreement.
Jeremy Blachman adds some flair to Passover food. The holiday ends Tuesday at sundown. Happy Passover to those who are observing!
Jeff Francoeur pitched during a PCL game on Sunday.
Check out this neat graphic comparing Billy Hamilton's path to first base with those of other speedsters.
Jonah Keri has great things to say about Jesse Chavez.
The A's have baseball's best offense in terms of wRC+.
Jeff Zimmerman provides some statistical analysis on how home and away teams play various outfield walls, including the at Coliseum. I'm disappointed that he didn't include analysis of the wacky right field wall at ATandT, but other than that it's an excellent read.
Chavez's 1.38 ERA ranks 5th in AL; Kazmir's 1.68 is 6th, and Gray's 1.80 falls in at 9th-best.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 20, 2014
Jesse Chavez is first pitcher on the OD roster in A's history to allow 1 ER or less in each of his first 4 starts with at least 6 IP.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 20, 2014
Melvin says he wouldn't be surprised if Cespedes plays tomorrow.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 20, 2014
In the minor leagues today, Shawn Haviland makes his first start in Double-A and the River Cats will play their third game of a four-game set in Tacoma.
On this day a year ago, the A's finished an abysmal three-game series in Tampa.
Today's starting lineup is full of left-handed bats.