Oakland A’s podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: A’s coming off four out of five wins in Detroit as Ohtani and Angels open in Oakland tonight

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays line up in the top of the third inning at the Big A in Anaheim on Wed May 11, 2022. Ohtani and the Angels come to the Coliseum to open a series against the Oakland A’s Fri May 13, 2022 (AP News photo)

A’s podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 After snapping a nine game losing streak the Oakland A’s (14-19) climbed out of the basement in the AL West with four out of five wins over the Detroit Tigers (9-23) and in some of those wins the A’s did it with authority.

# 2 On Thursday the A’s got home run help from Seth Brown who hit a two run shot to give the A’s the go ahead runs and eventual 5-3 win over the Bengals.

#3 Brown said that he had his hand leaking out on the bat and tightened up on the grip and was able to correct his swing after going 0-3 with a strikeout before hitting the eighth inning home run.

#4 A’s manager Mark Kotsay said that before coming to Detroit the team had been frustrated and needed to find a breakout series which they got from their offense on the pitching side AJ Puk threw two innings of shutout ball against the Tigers and picked up the win.

#5 Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels prepare to open a four game series at the Oakland Coliseum Friday night. The Angels will start Chase Silseth (0-0 ERA 0.00) going up against A’s starter Daulton Jefferies (1-5 ERA 5.22) a 6:45 pm PDT first pitch.

Join Jeremiah for the A’s podcasts Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

A’s Take four of five from Tigers In a 5-3 Win

The Oakland A’s Seth Brown (15) who connected for a go ahead two run home run in the top of the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Thu May 12, 2022 (AP News photo)

A’s Take four of five from Tigers In a 5-3 Win

By Barbara Mason

Thursday afternoon the Oakland A’s (14-19) took on the Detroit Tigers (9-23) in the fifth and final game of their series. Oakland took their hot bats into this game winning their third game in a row and took four out of five at Comerica Park with a 5-3 win.

Lately the A’s have been scoring in the early innings and this game was no exception. In the first inning a single by Jed Lowrie drove in Tony Kemp for an early 1-0 lead. Christian Bethany who is on a hot streak had a single and drove in Jed Lowrie and Sheldon Neuse now leading 3-0.

It was a quiet second, third and fourth inning for both teams. In the fifth inning the Tigers scored a couple of runs trailing Oakland 3-2. Tucker Barnhart doubled and Willi Castro would score followed by Robbie Grossman who grounded out to first and Torkelson would score.

In the sixth inning the Tigers would tie up the game 3-3. Miguel Cabrera doubled and Candeloria scored .

After a quiet seventh inning the A’s broke this game open. Seth Brown came through for Oakland hitting a tie breaking home run in the eighth inning giving them a 5-3 lead which would be the final score.

Oakland will now head back to the Bay Area where they will meet the red hot second place Los Angeles Angels Friday night. This wil be a huge challenge for the A’s but the good news for Oakland is that they are hitting again and scoring in the early innings.

Dalton Jeffries will take the mound for the A’s and the Angels will send Chase Silseth to start the game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM.

Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitleberg: Former A’s manager Melvin to have prostate surgery; Had symptoms that led to discovery

Former Oakland A’s manager and current San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin as seen here in the Padres dugout on May 1, 2022 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh will undergo prostate surgery and miss the Padres upcoming nine game road trip (AP file photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry former Oakland A’s manager and current San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin will have prostate surgery. Melvin said that he won’t know if it’s cancerous until after the surgery. Jerry could you please explain for he listeners what the procedure of having this kind of surgery is like and if the Padres should be very concerned at this point?

#2 Melvin said he will not be traveling with the Padres this Friday as the team embarks on a nine game road trip and Padres coach Ryan Christianson will be taking over the managing duties how much does something like this weigh on a ball club like the Padres?

#3 Melvin has a lot of friends from his many years with the Oakland A’s and former A’s broadcaster Ray Fosse passed away from having cancer. Melvin’s surgery has really hit home with a lot of people who worked with BoMel in the A’s organization and hope for good news after the surgery.

#4 A’s pitcher Frankie Montas who pitched in Tuesday’s front game of the doubleheader in Detroit and lost surrendering four runs and six hits on 6.1 innings said that outside of the Tigers Jon Schoop’s home run there was not much hard contact against him.

#5 Pitching match ups for today’s fifth and final game at Detroit’s Comerica Park for the A’s RHP James Kaprielian (0-2 ERA 5,87) and for the Tigers Beau Brieske (0-2 ERA 4.20) first pitch is at 10:10 AM PDT.

Join Jerry for the A’s podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland’s Bats Come Alive to Beat Tigers 9-0

Oakland A’s starter Zach Louge delivers against the Detroit Tigers line up in the first inning at Comerica Park in Detroit on Wed May 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

Oakland’s Bats Come Alive to Beat Tigers 9-0

By Barbara Mason

The Oakland A’s (13-19) put on a stunning offensive show Wednesday night at Comerica stadium to beat the Detroit Tigers (9-22) 9-0. Oakland’s bats came to life scoring in the first three innings.

Chad Pinder, Christian Bethancourt, Elvis Andrus, Sheldon Neuse and Ramon Laureano all crossed home plate in the first three innings. Bethancourt actually had two runs giving Oakland a 6-0 lead after just three innings.

The A’s would add another run in the 5th inning when Bethancourt singled and Laureano scored extending their lead 7-0.

Through six innings the A’s had ten hits. Zach Logue was having an amazing game on the mound for Oakland working on a shutout. The Tigers starting pitcher Joey Wentz lasted 2.2 innings.

Detroit would send in three relief pitchers, Wily Peralta, Alex Lange and Jacob Barnes in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Gregory Soto was the closer for the Tigers.

Sam Moll would relieve Logue in the eighth inning. He had a three up three down inning. Justin Grimm would close for the A’s for the win.

Ramon Laureano hit a double in the ninth inning driving in Neuse and Oakland was looking at a 8-0 lead. Murphy would score on a ground out by Bethancourt giving Oakland 9-0 lead which was the final.

Every Oakland player had an RBI, a hit or a run in this game. It was an amazing game for the A’s offensively and defensively. They scored in five innings with Christian Bethancourt the leader with three hits. Logue had seven great shut out innings, no walks and six strike outs.

The A’s will be back at it bright and early tomorrow in the final game of this series. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 AM.

A’s split doubleheader with Detroit; Tigers win front game 6-0 and A’s win night cap 4-1

Oakland A’s pitcher Adam Kolarek deals in the top of the ninth inning at Comerica Park in Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader on Tue May 10, 2022 as the A’s were the home team against the visiting Detroit Tigers in the front game (AP News photo)

A’s Split Double Header With Detroit

By Barbara Mason

Tuesday afternoon the Oakland A’s (12-19) took on the Detroit Tigers (9-21) in a double header. In game one the A’s were the home team. Frankie Montas was on the mound for Oakland. He went 6.1 innings and allowed 6 hits and 4 runs.

The Tigers Tarik Skubal had a solid game going seven innings. He gave up three hits and had five strikeouts.

Detroit was able to put points on the scoreboard in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings leading 6-0 after eight innings. In the fifth inning Schoop scored off a Derek Hill sacrifice. Willi Castro also scored in the fifth giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Detroit extended their lead in the sixth inning when Jonathan Schoop homered to left for a 3-0 score.

The Tigers were not done. The seventh inning was huge for the team. Jeimer Candelairio hit a double allowing Javier Baez, Robbie Grossman and Austin Meadows to score. The 6-0 lead for Detroit would be the final.

The Tigers had ten hits to the A’s three hits. The A’s bats continued to struggle.

There was a horrendous infield collision between Elvis Andrus and Chad Pinder in the fifth inning. They were both giving chase and colliding.

Pinder was on the ground for several minutes before getting up. Both players were checked out by trainers and stayed in the game. Out of an abundance of caution neither player would play in the second game. The fact that both of them appeared to be ok was good news for Oakland.

There would be a brief rest period after game one before going into the second game of the double header.

Game 2 recap: The A’s would send rookie pitcher Adrian Martinez to the mound in his MLB debut. He would be the eighth player on the A’s to make their major league debut this year. Alex Faedo would be on the mound for the Tigers in game two.

The A’s would take advantage of a throwing error by Tiger catcher Eric Haase in the fourth inning. Sheldon Neuse on first was able to reach third base on this error. Jed Lowrie hit a sacrifice fly and Neuse would score for a 1-0 lead.

The A’s got a rally going in the fourth inning. Sean Murphy was on third and a Kevin Smith single brought him home for a 2-0 lead. There were three hits in the fourth inning for Oakland. Oakland stranded Laureano and Smith in that inning.

In the night cap it was all A’s. Kevin Smith would score in the seventh inning when Pache singled. They would add another run in the ninth inning. Ramon Laureano would have his first score since coming back. Going into the bottom of the ninth Oakland had a 4-0 lead.

Lou Trivino would get out of a sticky situation when the Tigers loaded the bases in the ninth inning. The Tigers would avoid the shutout when Cabrera scored but that would be it for Detroit. Oakland won the second game 4-1.

While Oakland was hoping for a sweep in these two games they did split. The A’s had eight hits in this game. There were no homer runs for the A’s but getting those bats going again was a very good thing. It was a great start for Martinez going 5.1 innings allowing 4 hits.

Wednesday’s game in Detroit will start at 4:10 PM. Zach Logue (1-1 ERA 2.84) will start for the A’s and for the Tigers Joey Wentz (0-0 ERA 0.00) will take the mound. This will be Logue’s second start this season. First pitch is slated for 4:10 pm PDT at Comerica Park.

That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: Lots of blow back Rangers manager calls Yankee Stadium a Little League Park; Umpire leaves game after getting hit by foul ball; plus much more

The New York Yankees Gleyber Torres gets ready to walk it off against the Texas Rangers last Sun May 8, 2022 at Yankee Stadium after the bottom of the ninth home run Ranger manager Chris Woodward said the stadium is like hitting in a Little League Park (AP News photo)

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary:

#1 Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward called Yankee Stadium a Little League Park after Sunday’s front end of a doubleheader when the Yankees Gleyber Torres hit a walk off home run. Woodward got an avalanche of heat for calling one of baseball’s cathederals a Little League Park.

#2 How much was it based on frustration for Woodward on losing to the Yankees on Sunday as Yankee Stadium does have a short porch. You could be assured Woodward heard it from Yankee fans on Monday.

#3 Scary moment as home plate umpire Ron Kulpa was hit in the mask by Chicago White Sox third baseman Jake Burger by a foul ball on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Burger was checked by trainers after falling at the plate walked off the field under his own power and was replaced by Marty Foster.

#4 New York Mets coach Eric Chavez said that balls are being juiced to get out more there is no secret that all big league clubs are using humidors but on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN prime time games Chavez said that he first didn’t believe it when players came to him about it but watched and said the ball was traveling further on the eye test but it also lined up with what the analytics were telling them.

#5 Amaury the last three games in Minnesota against the Minnesota Twins the Oakland A’s lost by some low scoring games but they can’t seem to break out the bats and get the run production that manager Mark Kotsay would hope. Luckily the Detroit Tigers are a struggling bunch and the A’s got a couple runs to get by them on Monday night to end their nine game losing streak at Comerica Park 2-0.

Join Amaury Pi Gonzalez with Manolo Hernandez Douen for all the play by play action on the Oakland A’s Spanish flagship station 1010 KIQI San Francisco and for News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

A’s beat Tigers to break nine game losing streak 2-0 opens 5 game series in Detroit

Oakland A’s starter Paul Blackburn prepares to deliver against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of action at Comerica Park in Detroit on Mon May 9, 2022 (AP News photo)

A’s Beat Tigers To Break Losing Streak 2-0

By Barbara Mason

Oakland A’s lead off hitter Tony Kemp connected for a homer in the third inning helping the Oakland A’s (11-18) break their nine game losing streak beating the Detroit Tigers (8-20) 2-0.

The homer in the third inning was a solo shot for Kemp giving the A’s a 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning Sean Murphy had a double and would advance to third when Seth Brown flied out. A single by Chad Pinder drove Murphy home and Oakland would take a 2-0 lead. They would take that lead into the ninth inning looking to break their long losing streak.

Starting pitcher for Oakland Paul Blackburn had a great outing going 6 2/3 innings. He was relieved by Zach Jackson for 1.1 innings. Dany Jimenez would be the closer for Oakland.

Michael Pineda was the losing pitcher for Detroit. The Tigers have now lost five games in a row.

In the ninth inning not only Javier Baez would be tossed from the game but also manager A.J. Hinch. Baez did not agree with the strike out call and things got really heated leading to the ejection.

Things got very tense in the ninth inning when Jimenez put two on base with two outs. Robbie Grossman hit a single, stole second and then Jiminez would walk Austin Meadows. The Oakland closer would pull it together and close out the game striking out Jonathan Schoop for the win.

Tuesday the A’s will play the Tigers in a doubleheader. Oakland will be the home team in the first of the two games. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 am PDT at Comerica Park. Starting pitchers for the front game, for the “visiting” Tigers Tarik Skubal (1-2 ERA 3.04) and for the A’s Frankie Montas (2-2 ERA 3.44) and in the night cap the A’s have not announced a starter and for the Tigers right hander Alex Faedo (0-0 ERA 3.60) will get the call.

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: NHL players get blessing from Bettman to compete in Beijing Olympics; Avalanche of goals Aves score 7 in three straight games; plus more

NHL players are welcome to participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics the league and the Olympic Committee are working out details of an agreement and Covid 19 protocols (file photo from Desert News)

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that NHL players are welcome to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Bettman says the league is waiting for an agreement from the Beijing Olympic Committee and also waiting to receive Covid 19 protocols.

#2 The Colorado Avalanche (15-7-2) can’t be stopped as they have scored three consecutive seven goal games. Most recently Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings (13-12-3). The Aves Andre Burakovsky scored twice and has eight goals for the season among some of the hottest scorers on the team.

#3 The Pittsburgh Penguins Syd Crosby picked up two assists on Friday night against the Washington Capitals. Crosby has scored points in seven consecutive games and is looking like his old self again.

#4 The Vancouver Canucks (11-15-2) won their third straight game on Friday night defeating the Winnipeg Jets (13-9-5) in a 4-3 shootout in Vancouver. The Canucks Nils Hoglander scored two goals and two points to contribute towards the Canucks win. The Canucks have won four of their last five games.

#5 Alexander Georgiev the New York Rangers (8-15-3) goaltender stopped 36 shots and stood on his head stopping 17 shots in the third period as the Rangers just edged the Buffalo Sabers (8-15-3) 2-1 in Buffalo. The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games.

Join Matt for the NHL podcast each Saturday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland A’s podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: A’s get run production in Detroit; Manaea to start for A’s tonight in Toronto

Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Manaea will start for the A’s against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto to open a three game series Fri Sep 3, 2021 (athleticsnation.com file photo)

On the Oakland A’s podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, after the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera hit home run 502 on Wednesday night the Tigers sat Cabrera and the A’s took advantage getting right to work on the Bengals with a quick 8-0 lead after four innings Tigers starter Matt Manning was charged for all eight runs.

#2 The A’s grabbed four quick runs in the top of the first inning after Jed Lowrie launched a 411 foot homer into left center for a 3-0 lead. The A’s Mark Canha followed up with a 370 foot solo home run homer into the right field stands for a 4-0 lead.

#3 In the second inning Starling Marte slugged an RBI double to get the A’s up 5-0. Marte now has 117 hits and 41 RBIs.

#4 A’s starter Frankie Montas was pitching in the bottom of the seventh inning when he was lifted for reliever Deolis Guerra. Montas had given up only one run until he gave up a home run to Harold Castro and Akil Baddoo hit a two run homer for 353 feet. Guerra watched the bottom fall out for a five run seventh and was relieved by Andrew Chafin.

#5 The A’s are Toronto tonight to open a three game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre for the A’s Sean Manaea (8-9 ERA 3.97) the Jays have not announced a starter yet a 4:07pm first pitch PDT.

Jeremiah does the A’s podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

A’s hang on to beat Tigers 8-6; Attempted Detroit rally in 7th fails

Oakland A’s Jed Lowrie goes deep for a three run homer in the top of the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica in Detroit on Thu Sep 2, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Oakland A’s scored early and often as they raced out to an early 8-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers. Their ace, Frankie Montas, pitched well until the seventh inning. The Tigers, down 8-1, sent nine men to the plate in the seventh and put five runs on the board to close the gap to 8-6. Andrew Chafin and Sergio Romo were able to shut down the Tiger offense to secure the win.

Here’s how the A’s won the game. The Tigers sent Matt Manning to face the A’s. The young man from the Sacramento area had his hands full as the A’s put four on the board in the first inning. With one out Manning walked Starling Marte.

He retired Matt Olson for the second out. Matt Chapman worked manning for a walk to put men on at first and second. the next hitter, A’s DH Jed Lowrie, one of the best hitters in baseball with runners in scoring position, hammered Manning’s pitch over the wall in left-center-field to put the A’s ahead 3-0. It was Lowrie’s 14th homer of the year. The next hitter, Mark Canha, blasted his 14th dinger of the year into the seats in right-field. The A’s led 4-0. 

 In the top of the second inning, with two out and a man on first, Starling Marte doubled off the wall in left field to make it a 5-0 game. The A’s offense was relentless. In the top of the third, with two out, Manning walked Canha. Tony Kemp followed with a single to center.

A’s catcher Yan Gomes long fly to left-center-field went over Robbie Grossman’s glove for a double. Canha and Kemp scored on the play to the A’s in the driver’s seat 7-0 after three complete. 

In the fourth inning, singles by Matt Olson and Matt Chapman put a runner in scoring position again with two out. The A’s sent Khris Davis to the plate to pinch-hit for Jed Lowrie. Davis was making his first appearance since being recalled from Las Vegas. Davis sent the ball into the left-field corner for a double to drive in Olson with the A’s eighth run of the game.

The A’s starter, Frankie Montas, was masterful for the first four innings of the game. He held the Tigers scoreless and allowed one hit. Things began to change in the fifth. Tigers’ third baseman Harold Castro, who had three hits, including a home run Tuesday night, led off the bottom of the fifth with his third home run of the year. The A’s still had a commanding lead 8-1.

Then came the fateful seventh inning. The Tigers sent nine men to the plate as they scored five runs on five hits, including two home runs. Tiger shortstop Niko Goodrum worked Montas for a walk to get the rally going. Second baseman Willi Castro hit into a fielder’s choice for the first out.

Montas retired Victor Reyes on a fly ball to Marte in center-field. The next hitter Montas faced was Akil Baddoo. Baddoo also homered Tuesday night. Baddoo ended Montas’ game when he hammered his twelfth homer of the year to make it 8-3.

A’s manager brought in Deolis Guerra to pitch. Guerra, who has been very good all season, could not get the job done. He pitched to four hitters and could not get an out. He gave up singles to Jonathan Schoop and Robbie Grossman.

Jeimer Candelario then homered to make it an 8-6 contest. Melvin let Guerra face one more hitter, Eric Hasse. Hasse singled. Melvin brought in lefty Andrew Chafin to put out the fire. Chafin retired Harold Castro for the final out.

Chafin allowed a hit in the eight but escaped unscathed. Bob Melvin called upon Sergio Romo to close out the ninth. The veteran reliever gave up a walk but was able to get the needed three outs to secure the win for Oakland by a final score of 8-6.

Game Notes and Stats: The A’s picked up 1/2 game on the idle Houston Astros. They now trail the Astros by four and 1/2 games for the A: West division crown. They can pick up a game on the Red Sox if Boston should lose to Tampa Bay later today. If Boston wins, the A’s will remain two games behind in the Wild Card race.

The A’s had 12 hits in Wednesday’s game. It was the third game in a row with more than ten plus hits. They had two more home runs on Wednesday and seven for the series. Their line was eight runs, twelve hits, and no errors. Khris Davis had a double and a single in his first game back as an Oakland Athletic. Yan Gomes and Elvis Andrus each had two hits.

Frankie Montas won his 11th game of the season. He is now 11-9. Sergio Romo picked up his second save.

The Tigers’ hitting stars were Jeimer Candelario, Victor Reyes, and Harold Castro. In the seventh, Candelario’s hit a three-run homer to help Detroit close the gap to 8-6. Reyes had three hits in the game. Reyes tripled in the third. He was thrown out attempting to score on a grounder to shortstop Elvis Andrus. Andrus’ throw him was on the mark, and Reyes was out. Manning was the losing pitcher, and his record is now 3-6.

The A’s are on their way to Toronto to play three games against the Blue Jays. Sean Manaea will go for Oakland, and Toronto will counter with Alek Manoah. The game will start at 4:07 pm.