Athletics starter Aaron Brooks pitched well on Sunday against the Astros, allowing three earned runs over seven innings while striking out five. The performance ended a three-start run for Brooks where he has allowed five or more runs in all three starts. Brooks has been in the rotation due to the myriad of injuries to the A's starters, but he has not performed well with an ERA over seven on the season. He will next take the mound either Friday or Saturday agaisnt the Giants.
Athletics pitcher Aaron Brooks improved to 2-3 despite allowing six runs on 10 hits and two walks over six innings Tuesday against the White Sox. He struck out six. Luckily for Brooks, the Athletics put up 16 runs in the first four innings on Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox bullpen. Brooks gave up two home runs and has now served up six in just seven starts this year. That's particularly bad news given Oakland's pitcher friendly effects, and Brooks will need to show he can keep the ball in the yard before he can lay claim to a long-term starting spot.
Athletics right-hander Aaron Brooks was either motivated by his last start or didn't let it affect him at all Saturday in Arizona. Brooks couldn't have forgotten the Aug. 12 outing in which he allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings in Toronto. He certainly rebounded in style by giving up only two runs on eight hits in six innings to keep his team in a game it eventually won. He finished with one walk and four strikeouts. He blanked the Diamondbacks through four, but an A.J. Pollock single and double play ball resulted in the only two runs scored against him. His ERA still stands at a rather disturbing 5.47.
Athletics rookie right-hander Aaron Brooks has been called up and will start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. Brooks has made four appearances (three starts) since coming over from the Royals in a deal right before the July 31 trade deadline. His last start came back on August 12, when he was rocked for eight runs over 1 2/3 innings. He pitched in relief two days later and was then sent down to Triple-A. To clear room on the roster, infielder Max Muncy was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
The Athletics optioned RHP Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Nashville, the team announced on Saturday. Brooks was 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance with the A's.