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Video: Josh Donaldson crushes walk-off homer as Athletics down the Phillies

Not much has gone right for the Athletics lately. After being swept by the lowly Rangers, they were in danger of dropping two out of three to the Phillies. 147 more words

The Tale Of Two Cities

It’s interesting what a difference a few days makes.  While in San Diego just a few days ago, I saw the meltdown by the Oakland Athletics on television from a sports bar.   1,309 more words

Josh Donaldson Delivered an Epic Bat Flip on a Walk-off Home Run

Josh Donaldson, the Oakland third baseman, smashed a Miguel Gonzalez pitch over the center-field fence in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. The home run was Donaldson’s 3rd walk-off this season, and secured an 8-6 win for the A’s. 42 more words


MLB Scores: Oakland 8, Philadelphia 6

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Oakland A’s a walk-off win over the Philadelphia Phillies that kept them on top of the American League Wild Card race. 18 more words

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Phillies Shane Watson Suspended 50 Games

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies prospect Shane Watson has been suspended 50-games for violation of the minor league drug policy.

Shane Watson, 21-years old, has not pitched yet in 2014 due to his recovery of shoulder surgery which he sustained during the 2013 Minor League Baseball season. 106 more words

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Ken Giles era sneak preview

The Oakland A’s offensive woes continued Saturday afternoon as Jerome Williams shut them down for 7 innings with Bastardo (of course he walked one) and Giles closing it out for a 3-0 Phillies win in Oakland.  243 more words

An Example Of What Phillies "Instructs" Are All About At The Carpenter Complex

It’s been a long baseball season for those of us who follow the Phillies from our base in the Clearwater area.  Baseball Betsy and I were there for pitchers and catchers in February; major league spring training games and the minor league camp in March; the opening of the Florida State League and extended spring training in April and the Gulf Coast League in June. 580 more words

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