That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: Reports from Las Vegas A’s done in Oakland

Oakland A’s fans at the Oakland Coliseum on Jul 20, 2022 as the A’s host the Los Angeles Angels hold up banner asking the team to stay in Oakland (AP file photo)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:

#1 The Las Vegas Journal Review has been closely following the negotiations between the City of Oakland and the Oakland A’s that the deal is essentially finished, over, done. Reports say the A’s who are willing to pay $1 billion for a new downtown ballpark but the City of Oakland needs to pick up the costs of the remaining $11 billion for the infrastructure which no agreement has been made.

#2 Last week the proposal was supposed to be in front of Oakland City Council that shows the proposed ballpark, housing, retail, and infrastructure plans according to the report that time has passed.

#3 A’s team president David Kaval or the team has not made an announcement yet of how the team plans to proceed. The lease between the A’s and the city has the A’s playing at the Coliseum through 2024.

#4 MLB Commissioner nor the A’s had any comment about the missed deadline, Kaval said that if there was nothing concrete by the end of this year that would doom the project and any chance for the A’s to stay in Oakland.

#5 The A’s have looked at two locations in Vegas to move to the first is the Tropicana location owned by Bally’s and the second and the Las Vegas Festival grounds north of the Vegas strip. It’s looking more like the A’s will be moving but no official word yet.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead play by play announcer for the Oakland A’s Spanish radio broadcasts on flagship station LeGrande 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Deebo covers some ground; Defense holds up in 49ers win 24-9

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) scores on a 57 yard catch in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave talk about San Francisco 49ers (2-2) Deebo Samuel who looked like he might take a short catch not too far but turned around and ran for 57 yards for a touchdown.

#2  Talanoa Hufanga returned a interception which helped the 49ers who defeat the Los Angeles Rams (2-2) on Monday Night Football 24-9.

#3 For 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 16-27 for 239 yards and one touchdown the defense also helped him win the game.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Murray leads Kings with 16 pts in 105-75 victory over Lakers in the Southland

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook, second from right, jumps as he guards Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, second from left, as forward LeBron James, left, watches along with Harrison Barnes at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Mon Oct 3, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

Monday night at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles marked the first Sacramento Kings game of the season. Granted, it was pre-season it was nonetheless exciting for Kings fans and NBA fans like to see their purple and black back in action. The Kings managed the Lakers with ease winning the game 105–75 in Los Angeles.

A lot has changed since the Sacramento Kings last took the court. New additions to the roster and draft picks have really shaken up the outlook for the Kings this season. In addition to roster changes for the on court ranks, the Sacramento Kings hired a new head coach in the off-season.

New head coach Mike Brown who arrived via the Golden State Warriors in the off-season is poised to take the helm of the kings and try to turn the culture of losing around in Sacramento. The Kings core group of De’Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis and company are all back for another season in Sacramento.

In addition to the players remaining on the roster the Kings picked up the likes of Malik Monk via the market and Keegan Murray in the NBA draft. Kings fans are excited to see the development of this team and the new head coach who the current front office wanted not old leadership. On Monday night the Kings put forth a solid effort in their first preseason game of the year.

In the first half most of the starters for both teams played in the game. The contest in the first half was a very even matchup between Kings stars such as De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis taking the court against the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. After the first half of action, The Lakers led the Kings 46–41 going into halftime.

De’Aaron Fox led the way in the first half for the Kings scoring ten points in just over 15 minutes. For the Lakers, Anthony Davis scored the most points in the half with 11. The Kings were poised to take over the game in the second half with the main starters taking the rest of the night off.

In the second half it wasn’t even a contest. The Kings dramatically outscored the Lakers in the second half. The third quarter saw the kings outs score of the Lakers 35-13 while in the fourth quarter the Kings trounced the Lakers 29–16.

All in all the Kings would defeat the Lakers 105–75. It was an impressive win for the Kings who played well on every side of the ball. Keegan Murray led all scorers in the game with 16 points has Anthony Davis led the Lakers with his 11 first half points.

The Kings next match up is in Sacramento against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday at 6 PM PST

Kemp walks it off with RBI single as A’s edge Angels in 10 innings 5-4

Oakland A’s Tony Kemp (5) swings for a RBI single in the bottom of the tenth scoring the game winning run at the Oakland Coliseum on Mon Oct 3, 2022 against the Los Angeles Angles (AP News photo)

Los Angeles (73-87). 4. 8. 2

Oakland (58-102). 5. 11. 1. 10 innings

Monday, October 3, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

OAKLAND–Oakland’s starter for the opening game of this season’s closing series, Adrián Martínez, has, at first glance, some pretty unimpressive numbers. The 25 year old native of Mexicali, who rode the Las Vegas-Oakland shuttle for most of 2022, took the mound at 4-6, 6.08.

Six loses and a no decision over 11 games, all as a starter, isn’t bad for a team like the 57-102 Athletics. But you can’t shrug off a 6.08 ERA by pointing to the team’s collective batting average of .216. Still, Martínez is capable of stretches of brilliant mound work.

In his August 28 start against the Yankees at the Coliseum, he held the 78-49 Bronx Bombers hitless over the first 4-2/3 innings he faced them, leaving after 5-1/3 and gaining his third victory of the campaign. It’s interesting that the Mexicalense entered that game with an earned run average of 6.08, exactly the same as what he brought to the mound tonight, five years later.

When theAthletics had finished off the Angels in a stunning come from behind extra inning victory, Martínez had, once more, started out strongly but faltered in the middle innings. He lasted 4-1/3 frames and gave up four runs, one of which was posthumous, on seven hits and two walks, having thrown 81 pitches, 47 counting as strikes. He escaped with a no decision and saw his ERA rise to 6.24. The pitching star of the game was Jared Koenig, the third hurler the Coliseum Crew called upon.

Before the game began, the A’s announced that Vimael Machín had gone on paternity leave and that fellow infielder Nate Mondou had been called up from Las Vegas to replace him.

Phil Nevin and Company chose another 25 year old to start for the Angels, Patrick Sandoval. The lefty brought a record of 6-9, 3.03 with him. The only Halo starter with a lower earned run average than that is their DH for tonight, Shohei Ohetani. Sanoval has been on a hot streak in his last 10 starts, with an ERA of 2.15 over that. span.

After a little trouble in the early innings, Sandoval grew stronger as the game went on, finishing in grand form. He hurled six innings of shutout ball, in which he held Oakland to five hits, a walk and a wild pitch, striking out six. He threw 97 pitches, 65 of them considered strikes. All he got for his efforts was a no decision that lowered his ERA to 2.91.

The green and gold mounted the first sustained threat of the evening in the bottom of the third, loading the bases with one down before Seth Brown forced Nick Allen out at home on a grounder to third and Sean Langeliers went down swinging to keep the game a scoreless tie.

Martínez’s control deserted him in the top of the fourth. After fanning Otani for the second straight time, he surrendered a double to left to Taylor. He recovered to whiff Anthony Rendon. His first two pitches to Matt Thaiss missed the plate and, rather than risk grooving one to the Halos’ first sacker, the A’s conceded him a walk.

A five pitch unintentional walk to Logan O’Hoppe loaded the bases, and Jo Andell’s grounder got between Clement and Allen on the left side of the infield to bring in Ward and Thaiss. It looked as if the two Oakland infielders may have distracted each other going for the ball.

The visitors tacked on another couple of runs in their half of the fifth. Liván Soto led off with a clean single to left, and, after Mike Trout fouled out to first, Ohtani, laced a two bagger to right to score Soto and send Martínez to showers, replaced by Austin Pruitt.

Ward drove his first offering against the center field wall to drive in Ohtani with the second run of the frame, both of them charged to Martínez. In spite of a free pass to Luis Rengifo, now playing third, Pruitt kept the Angels from enlarging their 4-1 lead.

The Athletics called on Jared Koenig to face the visitors in the top of the sixth. He held them hitless, facing them minimum through the ninth. The only baserunner he allowed came on an error by Allen in the seventh that was erased by a pitcher’s best friend.

Jimmy Herget replaced Sandoval and set the Athletics down in order in the seventh. They finally burst through the shutout barrier in the eighth. Murphy sent Ward to the warning track in right to corral his lead off fly.

Conner Capel pinch hit for Pinder and smacked a liner off Herget’s glove that went for a single. Next up, Brown smacked a triple to right, almost running into Capel on his way to third. Capel scored, making it 4-1, and Langelier’s single to right brought Brown in with the run that cut the Angel’s lead to 4-2. That signalled the end of Herget’s shift.

José Quijada replaced him, which brought Jonah Bride to the plate, hitting for García. Quijada retired him and Pache to quell the uprising.

Ernie Clement led off the bottom of the ninth with a double off the right centerfield wall. Allen worked a full count walk to put the potential tying run on base with no outs. Díaz also worked a full count but swung missed on a high and outside 95 mph four seamer.

The slumping Murphy, his BA down to .248, sent Ward to. the Eva Air advertisement behind the right field warning track to haul down the second out. Now it was Quijada vs. Capel. Capel took a strike, then a ball, then another ball, fouled off a four seamer, and took ball three. Ball four damn near beaned him.

The bases now were loaded with two out in the bottom of ninth, and Quijada had thrown his last pitch. The game’s outcome now depended on Aaron Loup on the mound and Seth Brown at the plate. Brown smacked a single into left, and the game was tied up at four, with the potential winning run on second in the person of Capel.

Langeliers refilled the bases with yet another 3-2 walk to bring up Jonah Bride. He swung at and missed a cutter, 0-1. And then flew out to right to send the game into extra innings.

With Soto at second as the zombie runner, Domingo Acevedo became the Athletics’ fourth pitcher of the night. He struck. out Trout and paid Ohtani the tribute of an intentional walk.Ward flew out to Brown at the left centerfield wall, and Soto motored over to third. Rengifo lined out to second to end the inning.

Zach Weiss entered the fray in the A’s half of the tenth with Bride placed on second. Pache sacrificed him over to third with Tony Kemp in the on deck circle, ready to pinch hit for Clement. He came to the plate and took a strike before sending a hot shot down the first base line that Thaiss couldn’t handle. It went for a hit and brought about a most amazing victory for the home team. It gave you hope for 2023, no matter where the A’s play in 2024.

Acevedo got the win and now is (4-4, 3.38). The loss went to Weiss, now (0-1, 2.19).

Cole Irwin (9-13, 4.11) will start tomorrow evening at 6:40 against the Angels’ Michael Lorenzen (8-6, 4.52).

Seven In The Eighth: Big inning leads Padres past the Giants, 7-4

By Morris Phillips

The Giants most excruciating losses in 2022 have come to the Padres. That pattern continued on Monday night.

Jake Cronenworth’s two-run double and Wil Myers’ three-run homer highlighted San Diego’s seven-run, eighth inning that broke up a scoreless ballgame and pushed the Padres past the Giants, 7-4.

The Giants (80-80) fell back to .500 with the loss, and still need one more win to avoid a losing season. The Padres have already punched their post-season ticket but will likely need one more win to clinch the fifth-seed and a trip to either New York or Atlanta to a start a best-of-three, opening round series starting Friday.

The Giants got the best imaginable in their battle with Padres’ starter Joe Musgrove, who threw six, scoreless innings but left with the game scoreless and no opportunity to get an 11th win on the season in his final start. Musgrove allowed two hits and two walks, with the hits coming in the fifth when David Villar and Lamonte Wade Jr. both singled. In four, previous starts against the Giants this season Musgrove allowed four runs in 27 2/3 innings pitched.

“It seemed really easy there for a while. Had really good command of his breaking ball. Good change-up today. Good fastball when he needed it,” manager Bob Melvin said of Musgrove.

The Giants matched Musgrove by getting a scoreless inning from opener John Brebbia followed by five, impressive innings from Sean Hjelle. Shelby Miller pitched a 1-2-3 seventh but fell into trouble in the eighth.

Trent Grisham and Brandon Dixon doubled to start the inning and put the Padres up 1-0. With one out, the Giants opted to put Juan Soto on base with an intentional walk, but Miller went 3-0 on Chris Drury before walking him as well and loading the bases. Jarlin Garcia was summoned by manager Gabe Kapler but he gave up Cronenworth’s double and Myers’ home run.

The Giants rallied in the ninth first with Brandon Crawford’s bases loaded single, then two batters later, Joey Bart’s two-run single. Bart’s hit was just the second time he’s delivered an RBI hit since August 10. Bart’s hit chased Tim Hill, but Josh Hader came on to strike out Austin Slater and induce J.D. Davis to fly out to end the game with the tying run on base.

The Giants will turn to Carlos Rodon on Tuesday in his final start of the season. The Padres have not as of yet named a starting pitcher.

EVAN LONGORIA: The Giants veteran third baseman was placed on the injured list on Monday with a fractured thumb. That ends his season, and begins the speculation as to whether he’ll return to the Giants in 2023.

The Giants hold a team option for Longoria at $13 million. His buyout number is $5 million, and that is the most likely option. But Longoria said his family is open to him continuing his career, and he would consider renegotiating a deal at lower price than $13 million.

“I’m a Giant until I’m not a Giant anymore. I don’t have any desire to go anywhere else. I’m very comfortable here,” Longoria said.

Deebo and the defense dominate in 49ers 24-9 win over the Rams on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga celebrates his interception for a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on Monday OCT 3, 2022. (San Francisco 49ers)

by Marko Ukalovic

Death, taxes and the San Francisco 49ers dominating the Los Angeles Rams.

The combination of Deebo Samuel and a relentless defensive effort allowed the Niners to cruise to a 24-9 victory over their NFC Western Division rival on Monday evening at Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco is 7-0 in its last seven regular season against Los Angeles.

For the second time in three games, San Francisco’s stout defense did not allow an offensive touchdown. This time it was the high powered offense that is the Rams. The defenese did not allow a play over 20 yards as they dominated the trenches and made Los Angeles’ offense one dimensional for 60 minutes.

“We knew it would be a battle to keep them (Rams) out of the end zone, it was great. Our special teams played well. It was really cool to see cause I thought we had a chance to run away with it. So it was cool to not play perfect, but to overcome a lot of things and have a big victory,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Los Angeles (2-2) opened the game with a methodical 14 play 54-yard drive with a series of short passes, screens and check downs over the middle that resulted in a Matt Gay 39-yard field goal. The drive chewed up over eight minutes on the clock.

San Francisco (2-2) answered back on its first offensive possession. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers down the field on a eight play 75 yard drive where he completed four of his five passes for 45 yards. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. finished off the drive when he run untouched for a 32-yard rushing touchdown.

After another Gay field goal, San Francisco extended its lead with under three minutes left in the second quarter. On a third and three at their own 43 yard line, Garoppolo fired a high ball just beyond the outstretched reach of Derion Kendrick into the hands of Samuel. The hybrid wide receiver turned a short catch into a 57-yard highlight reel touchdown reception as he broke two tackles and juked out another would be tackler in the process on his way to the end zone for a 14-6 lead.

“Every time I get the ball in my hands it’s my mentality in trying to make a big play, but it’s just second nature to me right now,” said Samuel.

Samuel had his best game as a wide receiver of the season. He led the 49ers in receiving with six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.

Los Angeles tried to change the momentum to start the second half when they forced the a three and out on San Francisco’s first drive to start the third quarter. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford once again led a long drive down the field and once again the 49ers defense kept the Rams out of the end zone as Gay kicked his third field goal, a 26 yarder, to complete a 16 play 75 yard drive that ate 7:43 off the clock.

“The story of the night on the offensive side of the ball was self inflicted wounds, above the neck errors where we’re not doing the things that we’re capable of and I expect us to be better than that,” said Rams head coach Sean McVay.

San Francisco’s defense sealed the deal late in the fourth quarter with a game clinching pick six. Talanoa Hufanga read a wide receiver screen intended for star wide receiver Cooper Kupp and intercepted Stafford, returning the ball 52 yards to pay dirt. It was Hufanga’s team leading second interception as he has become a clutch player on this already talented 49ers defense in his sophomore season.

“They’ve been running screens all night. I kinda saw a different release than I’m used to. Instead of following my man, I just turned my head and the ball kinda just dropped in my face. I ain’t gonna lie. I thought (Matthew) Stafford was going to catch me,” Hufanga said.

San Francisco’s defense sacked Stafford seven times with Nick Bosa and Samson Ekubam both had two apiece. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw had an impressive game with 12 solo tackles, including one for a loss.

Garoppolo, who is now 7-0 against the Rams, finished 16 of 27 for 237 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a QB rating of 100.7. Wilson Jr. had a productive game with 74 yards on 18 carries.

“We’ve had some dog fights against these guys,” Garoppolo said when asked about the team’s success against the Rams. “That’s a good football team, give them credit. That’s a hellava D-line and our guys stood up to them and I thought they played really well.”

Kupp, who was the only offensive bright spot for the Rams, rewarded his fantasy football owners as he led all receivers with 14 catches for 122 yards. Stafford, who is 1-6 in his career against the 49ers, finished 32 of 48 for 254 yards with no touchdowns and the pick six.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 5-for-12 on third down conversions. Los Angeles was 5-for-15.

DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) WR Danny Gray (hip) S Tarvarius Moore (hamstring) LT Trent Williams (ankle) RB Ty Davis-Price (ankle) TE Tyler Kroft (knee) OL Nick Zakelj (coach’s decision) were inactive for San Francisco.

UP NEXT: San Francisco take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday 10/9 at 1:05pm at Bank of America Stadium.

That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: Cost of A’s ballpark worries Oakland residents; Infrastructure and affordable housing worries Fisher and the A’s

Artists rendition of the inside of an Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark in downtown Oakland (Port of Oakland photo)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary:

#1 Amaury, just have to ask you about the concerns that Oakland residents have regarding the cost of building a new ballpark although it’s suppose to be done with private funds the public is worries that a tax is coming with a new A’s park?

#2 No figure has been presented regarding a price tag for the new ballpark that would include, housing, retail, and parking structures.

#3 The A’s are paying for the new park from private funds it’s the housing and retail and surrounding infrastructure that the public is worried that they’ll be on the hook for?

#4 Amaury, crime in Oakland has been in headlines of late with two Berkeley High schoolers getting shot and killed in Oakland and an Oakland High School shooting that ended up with six adults injured how much does that play into the A’s moving into safe downtown for their fans?

#5 On the field tonight for the Los Angeles Angels lefthander Patrick Sandoval (6-9, 3.09) for the A’s Adrian Martinez (4-6, 6.08) a 6:40 pm PDT first pitch at the Oakland Coliseum.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead play by play announcer for the Oakland A’s Spanish radio network and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders leaned heavily on Jacobs to carry them to victory

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is thrilled to on getting a first down against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Oct 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders (1-3) were able to get great ground game from Josh Jacobs who carried for 144 yards for two touchdowns and the defense stopped Denver Broncos (2-2) quarterback Russell Wilson and the offense.

#2 Tony, the fourth quarter looked like it might lean in the direction for Wilson and the offense but the Raiders relied on Jacobs who carried to keep the Raiders in the ball game as Las Vegas scored a touchdown and field goal to keep the Broncos at bay.

#3 This was Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels first win as head coach and since his last head coaching job with the Broncos in 2010 how sweet was revenge in putting this win together?

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 188 yards going 21-34 with no touchdowns and no interceptions pretty impressive no carries and the Raiders won it by 11 points.

#5 Up next for the Raiders it’s off to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City where the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) are coming off a 41-31 ten point win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. It’s Monday Night Football what are the chances for the Raiders picking up a win in Kansas City for this one.

Join Tony Renteria for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears prepare for Colorado; Cal in second road game in a row

Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox had worry on his mind all game long against the Washington State Cougars at Pullman on Sat Oct 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast:

#1 Morris, like you questioned in your column on Saturday can the Cal Bears (3-2) win a game on the road?

#2 Cal is in last with a 3-2 record how concerned is head coach Justin Wilcox?

#3 To quote Wilcox after the game “We got nothing going in the run game,” coach Justin Wilcox admitted. “Pass protection wasn’t where it needed to be. 

#4 Cal quarterback Jack Plummer went 23-33 for 273 yards against the Washington State Cougars (4-1) but did not throw one touchdown and one interception. Coach Wilcox mentioned lack of pass protection was that more the case or Plummer just couldn’t get settled in to find targets?

#5 The Bears have a bye this Sat 7th and return to action on Sat Oct 15th to continue their road trip and face the Colorado Buffaloes (0-5) in Colorado. The Buffaloes were trampled on by the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday 43-20. Is Colorado Cal’s best chance to pick up their first win of the season?

Join Morris Phillips for Cal Bears podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland A’s podcast with Barbara Mason: A’s open three game series with Angels tonight; Final homestand for Oakland

The Oakland A’s Nick Allen rounds the bases after belting a two run home run in the top of the sixth inning against Mariners pitcher Robbie Ray at T Mobile Park in Seattle against the Seattle Mariners on Sun Oct 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Oakland A’s podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, Seattle Mariners pitcher Robbie Ray got lit up by Oakland A’s hitting on Sunday giving up three home runs Shea Langeliers, Cristian Pache and Nick Allen as the A’s pelt the Mariners 10-4 to end the Mariners home season and the A’s avoided a sweep.

#2 The A’s took a seven game losing streak into Sunday’s game against the Mariners and just for the sake of ending the road trip wanted to get this one in the win column and did in a big way.

#3 Mariners manager Scott Servais said that the team had a lot of emotion during this homestand and making it to the post season for the last five games and said that the loss took a little bit of the wind out of their sails.

#4 A’s starter James Kaprielian pitched a no hitter against the M’s for 5.2 innings but gave up a hit to Ty France in the bottom of the sixth inning. Karprielian ended up striking out seven batters and defeated the M’s for the third time this season.

#5 The Los Angeles Angels open up a three game series at the Oakland Coliseum against the A’s on Monday night. Starting pitcher for the Angels Patrick Sandoval (6-9, 3.03) and pitching for the A’s Adrian Martinez (4-6, 6.08) a 6:45 pm PDT first pitch.

Barbara Mason did the Oakland A’s podcasts Mondays during the 2022 season at http://www.sportsradioservice.com