- Game #92: A’s Comeback, Then Throw It Away...Literally...
- Brisbee: The 5 best things about the worst play of the 2018 MLB season (the Bregman Walkoff)...
- Cwik: Three reasons why the Athletics are the most surprising playoff contender in MLB...
- Lowrie: 1st ASG selection is ‘pretty special’...
- Slusser: A’s send Frankie Montas down to get work during All-Star break...
- ESPN: New Rays stadium plan ‘a dramatic break from the past,’ says owner...
- ESPN: Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo reaches base in 48th consecutive game...
ESPN: The Indians’ epic bullpen collapse on Tuesday night can be chalked up to a case of mistaken identity...
Matz: Orioles’ Manny Machado hits 2 homers in win as trade rumors swirl...
Baseball Interest Stories:
- Crizer (BP Subscription): What’s wrong with Bryce Harper? And what if no one really knows?
- Anderson: Marlins’ Brian Anderson might be the most underappreciated rookie in baseball...
- Nightengale: The Cubs aren’t getting Manny Machado - and they’re not worried if the Brewers do...
- 1974 - The Padres release OF Matty Alou. Matty’s brother, Felipe Alou, was released by the Brewers on April 29th. Younger brother Jesus Alou keeps the Alou name alive in major league baseball, playing for the A’s.
- 1989 - Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs lead off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back home runs off Rick Reuschel to spark the American League to a 5-3 win in the All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson earns MVP honors.
Best of Twitter:
- The streak remains!
For those asking, the A’s record when leading after 7 innings remains 35-0. They weeent leading after 7 innings specifically tonight. That’s how that stat works. Don’t @ me I didn’t make it up.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 11, 2018
One bad night behind home plate does not undo how much of a godsend Jonathan Lucroy has been for A's pitchers this year. From the 12 different starting pitchers to the youngsters like Lou Trivino in the bullpen.— Martin Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) July 11, 2018
- Stats of the times...
MLB is on pace for fewer than 50 balls in play per game for the first time ever.— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) July 11, 2018
Sign of times: MLB went over 1,200 players used in a game last night. B4 1999, the 1,200 mark had never been reached. The number has risen every year since 2012 to a record 1,358 last year. Teams more willing to use DL, young players, shuttle to create roster depth/versatility.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 11, 2018