Updates from Friday, Sept. 5
The Athletics have an update on Crisp's status:
Coco Crisp almost made a spectacular catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run Friday, but the fact that the ball went over the wall was the least of the Oakland Athletics’ concerns. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report and Brodie Brazil of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area filled fans in on the details:
Coco Crisp down after trying to rob Chris Iannetta home run ball. Darn near had it, too— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 30, 2014
Coco Crisp: Strained neck, day to day.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 30, 2014
Crisp left the game before the next pitch was thrown.
The Athletics need a healthy Crisp going forward, especially in this critical series against the Los Angeles Angels. Oakland is staring up at the Angels in the American League West as we enter the stretch run of the season, and a division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs are on the line.
What’s more, Crisp has been a productive member of the lineup and in the field this season. He is hitting .254 with nine home runs, 45 RBI and 16 stolen bases. It is his speed that helps him change the game by disrupting pitchers while on the basepaths and covering plenty of ground in the outfield.
Stay tuned for updates as they develop.