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  1. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    1. Oakland's pain continues. After Oakland's dramatic ninth-inning rally on Saturday, the Astros returned the favor, scoring twice in the ninth to win 4-3. Especially painful: The Astros didn't even get a hit as Ryan Cook walked three batters and ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Playoff watch: Orioles blow late lead

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's results and a look forward to Wednesday. Blown opportunity No. 1: The Orioles led the Yankees 4-1 after Chris Davis belted a big two-run homer in the fifth off Ivan Nova, but Alfonso Soriano and Mark Reynolds homer...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  4. Anderson, Crisp rescue A's with two gems

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland A's didn't really know what to expect from Brett Anderson, who hadn't pitched in 20 days since suffering an oblique strain. But here's the one thing about Anderson: He can roll out of bed and throw the ball over the plate. He returned ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  5. A's drop the ball in frustrating loss

    David Schoenfield

    The last few innings won't exactly go down as textbook October baseball, but the Detroit Tigers will happily take the 5-4 walk-off win over the A's, the 2-0 series lead and the plane ride to Oakland knowing they need to win only one of three games. ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  6. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  7. Oakland A's still look like team of destiny

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland Athletics play on a home field with washed-out football yard lines still visible. They currently have an all-rookie starting rotation and a rookie starting catcher. Josh Reddick, their leading home run hitter, had hit .147 with one homer ...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  8. A's gear up for biggest series in six years

    David Schoenfield

    This is the team they should have made the "Moneyball" movie about. The 2002 Oakland's A's were actually a star-studded team with Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez and Jermaine Dye. But the 2012 A's? Who are these guy...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  9. Time to start believing in the Athletics

    David Schoenfield

    We know everything about baseball these days. We can tell you that Mike Trout leads the majors in batting average on low pitches. We can tell you which starting pitcher throws his fastball with the most velocity on average (Stephen Strasburg) or most...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  10. 2012 All-Star Game: Seventh inning

    David Schoenfield

    Ryan Cook of the A's enters to face Bryce Harper. Cook certainly wins "least likely All-Star" honors -- even more so than Harper. The rookie reliever appeared in a few games last season with the Diamondbacks before going to Oakland in the Trevor Cahi...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. Clearing the bases: Red-hot McDonald

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Pittsburgh's ace. The starting pitcher with the lowest ERA since April 18 isn't R.A. Dickey, but James McDonald, who threw his first career complete game on Thursday. McDonald lowered his season ERA to 2.19, and hasn't allowed more than t...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  12. Cook, Chapman and dominance

    David Schoenfield

    Most of you are undoubtedly aware of the season Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman is having: In 21 appearances and 26 innings, his ERA is 0.00, he has 44 strikeouts and eight walks and batters are hitting .081 off him, with just one extra-bas...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  13. Clearing the Bases: Playoff format stinks

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Home-field disadvantage. Owners added the one-game wild-card game in part to reward teams that won a division title. However, they've just taken away some of that advantage by changing the layout of the Division Series from 2-2-1 to 2-3. ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  14. Ten biggest surprises so far

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves pulled off an impressive sweep in St. Louis over the weekend to take over the first place in the National League East. Most impressively, they did it by scoring 23 runs in the three games. While it's not a surprise the Braves are c...

    Blog | May 14, 2012