By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Oakland Athletics have Thursday off before their final weekend series of the regular season, a trip to Seattle. Friday’s game offers a solid pitching matchup – Bartolo Colon (17-6, 2.64 ERA) for the A’s against the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez (12-9, 2.89).
Jarred Parker (12-7), who has pitched well of late, will get the start on Saturday for Oakland, and Sonny Gray (4-3, 2.90) will pitch the regular season finale.
Look for the A’s to use the expanded roster to get some rest for some of the regulars over the final three games. All playoff teams must trim the active roster back to 25 for the postseason. Changes in the postseson roster can only be made in the event of an injury.
Meanwhile, single game tickets for possible American League Championship Series games at the Coliseum go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27. The A’s encourage fans to purchase tickets online at http://www.oaklandathletics.com/postseason. Tickets can also be purchased by telephone at (877) 493-493-BALL (2255) and at the Coliseum box office.
The A’s will something called dynamic pricing (as opposed to lackluster) to accurately set and adjust ticket prices in real time. Tickets purchased for games not played are refundable.
Fans can lock in ticket prices and guaranteed tickets to the ALCS and World Series by placing a deposit on a 2014 season ticket plan. To make a deposit, call (510) 638-GoA’s (4627) or visit http://www.oaklandathletics.com/deposit.
The playoffs begin Tuesday with the divisional series in each league.
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