|08-31-2012, 12:50 AM||#1|
Et tu, Brutus?
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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:
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
|08-31-2012, 04:30 AM||#2|
SERP deep cover ops
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: In the Ether
Re: Oakland A's... a horse of a different color
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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