After Daniel Murphy rested during the Mets' loss to Oakland on Tuesday, New York will have one of its best weapons back against A's starter Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday. The Mets will counter with righty Zack Wheeler, who hasn't lost since June 25.
The A's returned to the Coliseum on Tuesday in search of some answers. They had lost five straight games and seven of their last eight. They had been struggling offensively. And, most importantly, they had slipped behind the Angels in the AL West. But home cooking is often a good remedy for these A's, as was the case in the first of two meetings with the Mets. Oakland won, 6-2, and while it was hardly an offensive eruption for the team that has scored the most runs in baseball, it was a step in the right direction.
Commissioner Bud Selig made a little bet with himself as he was flying to his last regular-season appearance at the home of the A's, figuring that the team's long quest for a new ballpark would be the first topic of discussion with the media.
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C.J. Wilson was drafted by Green Bay and played there for four seasons. He returns for the first time this week, wearing the Silver and Black.
QB Derek Carr took questions from the media after Monday's practice.
QB Matt Schaub spoke to the media after Monday's practice and discussed the challenge presented by playing the Packers in Green Bay this week.
Head Coach Dennis Allen spoke the media after Monday's practice and discussed this week's match-up at Green Bay, injuries and more.