The final month of the minor league season can be especially tough on pitchers, many of whom are equaling or passing their previous career-highs in innings pitched. Several Oakland A's farmhands pitched well despite the fatigue, however. We take a look at August's top performances.
September 6, 2013
Drew Carpenter will be joining the Phillies, taking the roster spot of Kyle Kendrick, who was demoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. The question is will Carpenter take Kendrick's rotation spot or pitch out of the bullpen with another move yet to come?
July 20, 2010
When Antonio Bastardo went down with an injury last Thursday, the search for yet another starting pitcher to put in the rotation went into high-gear. The search includes looking at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and talks with other clubs about acquiring a starter.
July 1, 2009
Antonio Bastardo motioned for Carlos Ruiz to come out to the mound in the fourth inning of Thursday night's game. Moments later, Bastardo exited with what would be diagnosed as a left shoulder strain. While a trip to the DL isn't definite, odds are Bastardo won't be able to make his next start. So, now what?
June 25, 2009