Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Athletics Need Sonny Gray To Show Off Masterful CurveballThe Oakland A's, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.
A's Rookie Sonny Gray Might Have Been Hurt In Game 5 Against DetroitAfter matching Tigers ace Justin Verlander pitch for pitch in Game 2, Gray could not repeat the feat in Game 5. It sounds like an injury, perhaps a rather serious one, is part of the reason why.
Mike Valenti: The Tigers Will Advance To The ALCS"Book your tickets to Boston. It's in the bag."
Athletics Name Rookie Sonny Gray As Game 5 StarterWith buzz from Sonny Gray's sensational Game 2 start still lingering, here comes the kid's encore performance: The A's have named him as their Game 5 starter for Thursday night's final game with the Tigers.
Tigers Fall To A's 1-0, ALDS Tied At 1-AllVogt hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning after Gray matched zeros with Justin Verlander in a dazzling postseason debut.