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A's Face A Winning Pitcher, Good Tests Coming Up...

Going into this most recent road trip, the A's were 3-17 since May 1 this year in games in which the opposing team's starting pitcher got the decision and when that same opposing pitcher went into the game against the A's with ...

A.  a winning record; and
B.  an ERA under 5.

When the A's crushed Beckett in Boston, it was a rare win against a pitcher that, per the above criteria, might be regarded as "above average."  That raised the A's record in such games to 4-17.  They then lost to Schilling and Birkins, beat Benson, then lost to Verlander and Robertson.

So now they are 5-21 in games against these pichers with this measure of success, for a winning percentage of .192.

6 of their next 7 games are against pitchers with winning records, though 2 of these 6 have ERAs above 5, so only 4 of the 7 fit.  Still, it should be interesting.

 

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