Outman to start for A's in place of McCarthy


Outman to start for A's in place of McCarthy

May 22, 2011A'S NEWS A'S VIDEO

Paul Gutierrez

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lefthander Josh Outman, who has not pitched in the big leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2009, will start for the A's Monday at Anaheim, manager Bob Geren said Sunday.

Outman, 26, is 4-1 with a 4.78 ERA in eight starts for Triple-A Sacramento this season. In 37 23 innings, he has struck out 30 batters but walked 27. In 20 big league appearances for the As, 16 starts, Outman is 5-3 with a 3.77 ERA.

He's taking the place in the A's rotation of the injured Brandon McCarthy, who was placed on the disabled list Friday with a stress reaction in his right scapula.

The A's also need a starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Angels as Tyson Ross is also on the D.L., with a strained left oblique. Geren said he would make that announcement on Monday, though the front-runner in the clubhouse seems to be Guillermo Moscoso, who is 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA in eight appearances for the River Cats, including seven starts. The right-hander has 43 strikeouts and 13 walks.

Draymond to Curry to Durant earns Assist of the Year

Draymond to Curry to Durant earns Assist of the Year

The Draymond Green to Steph Curry to Kevin Durant lob resulted in "Assist of the Year" at the first-ever NBA Awards show on Monday night.

With 9:25 remaining in the third quarter against the Pacers on Dec. 5, Zaza Pachulia won a jump ball (against Paul George) in the backcourt.

Draymond threw a fullcourt football pass to Curry, who tracked the ball like a wide receiver on a go-route.

As he caught the ball inside the free throw line, he flipped it behind his head to a charging Durant, who guided the ball towards the rim with his left hand before flushing it with both hands.

Oracle Arena went nuts as the Warriors took an 88-56 lead.

In that same game, Klay Thompson racked up 60 points in 29 minutes.

Golden State beat Indiana 120-83 to improve to 12-2.

The Warriors recorded 45 assists, the second highest output of the season (47 against the Lakers on Nov. 23).

Nikola Jokic and Chris Paul were also nominated for the award, which was voted on by the fans.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Iguodala does not capture Sixth Man of the Year award

Iguodala does not capture Sixth Man of the Year award

Andre Iguodala spent much of the season doing whatever he could to fight off any momentum that might result in him being named Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA.

The Warriors forward need not have worried, as the award once again went to a scorer.

Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the balloting, beating out Houston teammate Lou Williams and Iguodala.

Iguodala averaged only 7.6 points per game, but shot a career-high 52.8 percent from the field and is widely considered the league’s No. 1 defender off the bench.