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A’s Schedule: Week beginning 2 May

The A’s hit a road-bump over the weekend with the Cleveland Guardians ending a seven-game losing streak by sweeping us up over three games at the Coliseum. It’s the sort of thing that can happen in any season, but especially in a development season such as the A’s are undertaking.

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There will be good and bad stretches along the way. The important thing is for the team to not get too high or too low and you suspect that no one knows that better than manager Mark Kotsay.

A new week is a new opportunity to get back to winning ways. The A’s will begin that by finishing up the home-stand with three games against the Rays before heading to Minnesota for three games against the Twins.

Tampa Bay Rays (H)

Probable pitching match-ups:

Game 1: Daulton Jefferies – Drew Rasmussen

Game 2: Paul Blackburn – Ryan Yarbrough

Game 3: Frankie Montas – Corey Kluber

The A’s won three out of four at Tropicana Field a couple of weeks ago and will be looking to build on that in this home series. Daulton Jefferies had his first shaky outing of the season last time out against the Giants, so he will be hoping to get back to some good form in a week when he is scheduled to have two starts.

Minnesota Twins (A)

Probable pitching match-ups:

Game 1: Cole Irvin – Sonny Gray

Game 2: James Kaprielian – Chris Paddack

Game 3: Daulton Jefferies – Joe Ryan

Most of the games over the coming weekend are free to watch on and that includes all three games of the A’s-Twins series. The opener should see former Oakland ace Sonny Gray matching up with Cole Irvin.

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A’s Schedule: Week beginning April 11th

The A’s East Coast road-trip to start the 2022 season began with a 2-1 series defeat in Philadelphia.

Given the respective differences in rosters, and that we lost the first two games, rescuing a win from the series has to be considered a positive result. For a full review of the Phillies series, take a look at our YouTube review:

It gets no easier the rest of the way as we now move on to a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Rays’ Tropicana Field is a bit of an odd setting for baseball when watching the TV coverage and I suspect the same goes for when you’re in the building. It’s difficult to be too disrespectful of it though considering the Rays are fellow relocation candidates and get the same nonsense being thrown at their ballpark and fanbase as we do.

What the Rays have been able to do extremely well is to continually put competitive teams on the field despite fielding a low payroll in a division with three big spenders. It will be a tough four-game series against them, one in which a 2-2 series split would be a very creditable return.

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After the early game on Thursday, the team will head off to Canada for the three-game series against the Blue Jays. We’ve not yet heard whether any A’s players will be barred from crossing the border due to not being vaccinated against Covid-19, but that’s something to keep an eye on nearer the time.

Saturday and Sunday’s games are a very convenient time for us to watch live in the UK, so we’ll be well-set for some A’s action over the Easter weekend.

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A’s Schedule This Week: 3rd May 2021

It looked like the A’s were going to start this long home-stand by being swept by the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

Ramón Laureano had other ideas. His incredible catch at the wall, followed up by the game-winning two-run bomb, was the very definition of a player who can be a game-winner all on his own. Although it made us miss being able to get to the Coliseum, it also made us remember how great it is to still be able to enjoy watching our team from afar during these difficult times.

“More please”, is the cry and the A’s will be happy to oblige with a week of home-games against two quality AL East opponents.

Monday to Thursday is “The Return of Marcus” series against the Blue Jays. The finale on Thursday is a day-game and also being shown on BT Sport/ESPN here in the UK.

We then welcome the Rays to the Coliseum for the weekend after our recent series at Tropicana Field. Saturday and Sunday are both 9.07pm starts here in the UK.

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A’s Schedule This Week: 26th April

It’s a busy week for the A’s and thankfully that means a number of day-games to enjoy at a convenient time for us in the UK.

The east coast road trip continues at the start of the week with a four-game series at Tropicana Field to take on the Rays. The final game of that series is a 6.10pm start in the UK that, as we saw yesterday in the game against Baltimore, feels almost too early when we’re so used to sacrificing sleep for the A’s cause.

There’s no reason to miss it in the UK as the game is being shown live on UK TV via the BT Sport/ESPN channel and is also the MLB.TV Free Game, so you can watch it online without needing a subscription.

The A’s then head back to Oakland to start a 10-game home-stand, with Baltimore being the first visitors. The games on Saturday and Sunday are day-games and will make for a great way to lead into the early May Bank Holiday.