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    Oakland A's... a horse of a different color

    The A's are now in first place for the wild card standings in the AL and knocking on the Rangers' door for the AL West title. What's amazing about it, though, is how putrid their offense has been.

    They're averaging just barely 4 runs per game. Their lineup tonight consisted of these on-base percentages by batting order:

    .318
    .299
    .326
    .358
    .343
    .309
    .263
    .265
    .261

    Their pitching has clearly carried them. I have been amazed, though, as I keep waiting for their rotation to come down to earth but it simply hasn't happened. It is going to be interesting to see if they can catch up with the Rangers.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Oakland A's... a horse of a different color

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    The A's are now in first place for the wild card standings in the AL and knocking on the Rangers' door for the AL West title. What's amazing about it, though, is how putrid their offense has been.

    They're averaging just barely 4 runs per game. Their lineup tonight consisted of these on-base percentages by batting order:

    .318
    .299
    .326
    .358
    .343
    .309
    .263
    .265
    .261

    Their pitching has clearly carried them. I have been amazed, though, as I keep waiting for their rotation to come down to earth but it simply hasn't happened. It is going to be interesting to see if they can catch up with the Rangers.
    Wow! Looks kind of familiar. Here's the Reds OBP by lineup of their most recent game:

    .287
    .287
    .335
    .331
    .354
    .320
    .193
    .211
    .271

    Best record (and they won that game) in baseball! Moral = Pitching and defense wins games.

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra


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