DESPITE ROAD TRIP, A’S REMAIN IN GOOD POSITION

Samuel:

Maybe I will be at the Coliseum this week… wait, I am! Coco Lean bobblehead day!!!

Originally posted on Clubhouse Confidential:

Let’s take a deep breath and exhale.  Yes, it’s true the A’s went a rather uninspiring 2-5 on their just-completed road trip. In the process, their three-game lead in the AL West melted away about as fast as you could say Nelson Cruz and Raul Ibanez.  But let’s try to have some perspective.  Despite the disappointing trip, Bob Melvin’s troops are still perched 10 games above .500 at 44-34 and trail the Texas Rangers by only one game in standings.

A year ago on this date?  Oakland stood at 35-38, lodged in third place in the AL West and trying to extricate itself from a 10-game deficit to Texas.  On this date last season, the Athletics were averaging 3.8 runs per game and hitting an almost anemic .227.  This year, the A’s are batting 22 points higher with a team average of .249 and are also averaging nearly one run…

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