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Daily Link Dump 4/29/15

Links before the second game of the series against the Angels.

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Craig Calcaterra believes MLB is doing the best they can with the situation in Baltimore.

Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals.

Jonah Pemstein looks at the correlation between batted balls and pitch location.

How does playing at home affect a team when there are no fans involved?

Owen Watson looks at the evolution of Sonny Gray.

Eno Sarris breaks down Chris Iannetta's improvement as a pitch framer.

Does eye color affect performance in the daytime and nighttime?

Tonight's minor league action includes Jake Sanchez on the hill for Midland. Beloit picked up a road win this morning, and Stockton lost on a walkoff at Bakersfield.

On this day a year ago, the A's offense blasted Martin Perez and the Rangers for a 9-3 win. On this day two years ago, the A's beat their Southern California rivals in 19 innings in the longest game in Coliseum history.

Tonight's starting lineup is exactly the same as last night's. If you're going to the game, be sure to bring canned food to support the Alameda County Food Bank!