We’re back with A’s Week in Twitter, where we round up the best of the Oakland Athletics Twitterverse. From Khris Davis hitting dingers to Matt Chapman hitting dingers, scroll to see what made the cut!
Rest in peace Rally Plaintain, one of the best follows in the A’s Twitterverse. You will truly be missed.
Rally Plantain's wife, Sarah, here. Devastating news. He passed away last night with our boys and I by his side. Twitter will miss his humor and creativity. Best to all, he loved interacting with you. Go A's!— Rally Plantain (@RallyPlantain) August 24, 2018
You want to know why Matt Chapman has turned into such a good hitter? He's not swinging at balls. This is the best take I've seen on an 0-2 pitch this season from any hitter. Mind you, he just got jerked on a strike call the pitch before, but still stuck with his approach. pic.twitter.com/EH1IjVxoOu— Julian McWilliams (@JulianMack105) August 25, 2018
A worthy offering.
Matt Chapman is the salvation from the tears we shed when Josh Donaldson was traded for a bag of chips— DJ Wilson (@MoneyballWorks) August 18, 2018
“But he’s only valuable on defense.”
With that first-inning home run, Matt Chapman leads the league in extra-base hits since the All-Star Break with 26 (14 doubles, three triples, nine home runs). #Athletics— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) August 26, 2018
How on EARTH?
We know how he’ll be spending his time on the DL.
I should write a paper on the subject https://t.co/zLIdSkMVWd— SEAN ANTHONY MANAEA (@BABYSMGIRAFFE) August 26, 2018
Could this be Billy’s magnum opus?
Oakland #Athletics rotation:— Alex Hall (@AlexHallAN) August 22, 2018
- Trevor Cahill: 3.12 ERA, 3.10 FIP
- Brett Anderson: 3.47 ERA, 4.23 FIP
- Edwin Jackson: 2.58 ERA, 4.25 FIP
- Mike Fiers (3 gms): 1.47 ERA, 2.61 FIP
- Sean Manaea: 3.70 ERA, 4.29 FIP
They're paying around $7M in total salary for this group.
These insane stats just go on and on.
Since July 30, the fearsome foursome of Edwin Jackson, Trevor Cahill, Mike Fiers and Brett Anderson has made 15 starts for the A's.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) August 22, 2018
The result? 93 IP, 1.26 ERA.
I mean, what?
Glad that everyone got that on the record.
Fernando Rodney, in demand here with local media, predicts the A’s will go to the World Series.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 23, 2018
So real. Kyler Murray Watch begins.
This checks out.
Best Players in Major League Baseball— Duncan (@DunxMuro) August 25, 2018
1. Matt Chapman
2. Ramon Laureano
3. Mike Trout
And then what happened??!!
Gonna make some deductions here.— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) August 21, 2018
1. Khris Davis let a kid sign his jersey.
2. Khris Davis is cool as hell. pic.twitter.com/FpNABab1Ca
(This is what happened)
Say it louder for the people ... in the front office?
What can you say about Khris Davis other than EXTEND HIM RIGHT THIS SECOND— Athletics Nation (@athleticsnation) August 22, 2018
80-grade travel advice.
This baby is all of us.
A lot has changed in the past seven years.
Moneyball 2, Jonah Hill as Matt Chapman pic.twitter.com/93hzCuZ2cb— Super Kami John Alexander ⚾️ (@big_john819) August 21, 2018
You are kidding right? There is only one choice for manager of the year that is Bob Melvin...the A’s had the lowest payroll and finished last the past three seasons if he doesn’t get it that is some BS— Lucas Kwin (@LucasKWIN) August 26, 2018