C.J. Wilson “hates” pitching at the Oakland Coliseum

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Some harsh words from Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson on pitching at the A’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Via NBCSports.com:

“I hate pitching there. There’s no fans there. It’s too bad, because the fans that are there are adamant, they’re really stoked on the team, they wave flags and play drums. And that’s cool. But there are 6,000 people there and it’s kinda sad because it’s a major league team and there are guys who are pretty good players.”

Wilson also noted that he doesn’t like pitching in cold weather, and the Bay Area is notorious for cooling off when the sun goes down. Texas, meanwhile, is on its 39th straight day of 100-plus degree weather.

The A’s have been trying to build a new stadium for years and would obviously prefer to showcase a better on-field product, but neither goals are currently looking promising. So the jabs from opponents will continue.

Freddie Freeman’s X-rays come back negative

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The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.

Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.

On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.