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Friday, September 19, 2014

Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

The latest loss to the team with the worst record in the majors dropped the A’s a half-game behind idle Kansas City for the first wild-spot slot. Oakland owned the best record in the big leagues as recently as Aug. 15.

The Phillies are up next which might be comforting if they had not just watched the Rangers eat their lunch. 

Royals/Tigers fans have to praying the A’s can right the ship.  A one game playoff against King Felix is a tall order.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 19, 2014 at 02:31 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, offense counts too

Saturday, August 16, 2014

There’s cause for concern with A’s, but let’s not go overboard

So is it time to worry? Probably. Panic? Nah.
...
Here are the slash lines, followed by runs per game by month:

March/April: .261/.351/.412; 5.26 RPG
May: .239/.326/.421; 5.07
June: .261/.326/.383; 5.08
July: .251/.307/.403; 4.52
August: .229/.301/.333; 3.73

In this age of screaming clickbate at every turn, I admire an article that has the courage to announce: ‘Y’know, it’s probably nothing’.

The Angels are within one.  Their game with the Rangers tonight was a good example of what’s wrong with baseball.  The eighth and ninth innings saw seven pitchers used to get 12 outs.  Blah.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 16, 2014 at 03:47 AM | 6 comment(s)
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