Originally posted by captveg:
Being tied for first may wake this team up. It doesn't matter what Texas does - A's are not making the playoffs playing this way.
Glad to see Donaldson wake up slightly today, but when Sogard is our best hitter (!) things are bleak.
By the end of August I wouldn't be surprised if they're 5+ games behind Texas...except Astros series coming up next week, schedule rest of this month is brutal. They play a bunch of >.500 teams, and even the sub-.500 teams they're playing are teams that have the A's number, Seattle and Cleveland, and Toronto just took 2/3 last week @ OAK.
Since July 1, in 26 games Cespedes has a grand total of 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 20 Ks, an avg that's stayed right around .228, and an army of runners LOB...that's not good for anyone, but if you're my cleanup hitter then our team has a real problem. And there were people talking 40/40 for this guy.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM ]