Well the A’s got swept at home by the Yankees, and I can’t say I’m surprised.
I mean, we all saw how horrible this team was on that stretch through San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis, and then at home versus the NL-Central-leading Reds. Sure, they went on a 7-2 run against the doormats of baseball – Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland – but we all knew what it was. The A’s were just taking advantage of a light schedule – as well they should – and picking up some easy wins.
But now it’s back to business against real baseball teams, and the A’s just can’t compete. Four runs scored over a three-game series is not going to cut it, even with the A’s good pitching. At it doesn’t get easier (OK, maybe a tad easier but not Pittsburgh easy) with the Angels coming to town for the weekend. Luckily they’ll miss Joe Saunders this time around. He’s thrown two complete games against the A’s this season, despite not being able to beat anyone else.
At best the A’s could go into the All Star Break one game under .500.