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Oakland Athletics

Stadium: Coliseum | Manager: Bob Melvin
AL West3rd1st2nd2nd
American League 10th1st3rd2nd

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Wed, August 20, 3:35 PM EDT Coliseum
TV: MLB Network
New York Mets
Oakland Athletics

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Z. Wheeler 8-8 3.49145

J. Samardzija 5-9 2.96143


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W 9 - 4MIN
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L 6 - 1MIN
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L 3 - 2at KC
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W 11 - 3at KC
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L 3 - 0at KC
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L 7 - 3at KC
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L 7 - 2at ATL
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L 4 - 3at ATL
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Josh Donaldson a no-go Wednesday against Mets
by Marty Gitlin |

Slumping Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the visiting Mets.

Donaldson has just three hits in 21 at-bats since slugging two home runs in Kansas City on Aug. 12.

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Report: Athletics considered ousting Jason Hammel from rotation
by Marty Gitlin |

The Athletics considered permanently removing Jason Hammel from the rotation before deciding to just skip his next turn, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Hammel who will pitch against Houston next week, has been a mess since arriving in Oakland via a trade from the Cubs. His ERA has leaped from 2.98 to 3.84, courtesy of 24 earned runs allowed in 32 innings pitched covering seven outings. He has just one quality start during that stretch.

The right-hander has blamed mechanical issues that are leaving his pitches up for his struggles, but adds that it should be an easy fix. He is also claiming no problem with the temporary move to the bullpen.

"I'm not bothered by it," he said. "You've got to check your ego at the door when you're not getting it done."

The Athletics could place Jesse Chavez or Drew Pomeranz in their rotation if Hammel continues to get battered.

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Josh Reddick slugs ninth home run Tuesday
by R.J. White |

Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Mets Tuesday.

Reddick hadn't homered since slugging two of them on Aug. 3, and he's mixed a few multihit games in with several hitless performances over the last two weeks. Reddick has hit .255/.310/.432 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 271 at-bats.

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Scott Kazmir strikes out six in win vs. Mets Tuesday
by R.J. White |

Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and three walks in six innings and striking out six in his team's 6-2 victory over the Mets.

Kazmir (14-5) earned a share of the AL lead in wins Tuesday, giving up a solo home run in the fourth inning but otherwise keeping the Mets offense at bay. He's allowed home runs in each of his last two starts after giving up only one home run in his previous six outings, but Kazmir has managed to post back-to-back quality starts. He owns a 2.73 ERA and 131:36 K:BB ratio in 155 innings. Kazmir is slated to face the Angels Sunday.

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Nick Punto progressing slowly
by Chris Cwik |

Athletics infielder Nick Punto is progressing slowly after a hamstring injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Punto has been able to do some light jogging, but has not been cleared to swing a bat. He's been out since August 2 due to the injury. 

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGCoco Crisp , CF.256
HRJosh Donaldson , 3B25
RBIJosh Donaldson , 3B84
OBPCoco Crisp , CF.353
SLGBrandon Moss , 1B.471
RJosh Donaldson , 3B78
SBCraig Gentry , CF18
WScott Kazmir , SP14
ERAJon Lester , SP2.58
WHIPScott Kazmir , SP1.06
KJon Lester , SP174
SVSean Doolittle , RP18
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