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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Make or break Road Trip??

A few media outlets are calling this 10 game road trip to Texas, Cleveland and Boston a make or break road trip for the A's. Maybe it is maybe it isn't. If the A's go 3-7 but the Angels go 2-8 over the same span, was it make or break? Did 3-7 make it? But certainly if the A's went 0-10 and the Angels went 10-0, now they might have a hole too deep to get out of.

Well, the worst they can go now is 1-9, because they beat the Rangers in a wild one last night to open the trip. Huston Street gave up a 3 run bomb on his first pitch, but got the save anyway. It is probably not often that pitchers are able to give up 3 run bombs and still get saves. I get the feeling that the A's lose too many games they should have won, maybe last night they won one they could have lost. Cosmic Payback.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Blanton has another good outing, and the A's lose again

This is happening almost every time Blanton takes the mound lately. Good outing, and the A's lose. I hope he is keeping his spirits up though, because a good outing that ends in a loss is not a really bad thing. The team knows he is good and has faith in him, and the bullpen is not overworked, and once the bats come around, the A's will be hot again, because they know those pitchers are in general doing their jobs well. It is going to be a bumpy ride the rest of the way. Beating out the Yankees and whoever else is around for the wildcard is going to be tough.

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