Doing quick math it looks like the A's need 45 wins as of 9pm Friday night (according to MLB.com's elimination #). or in other words 107 wins to clinch.
Ok, Ok, I know there are a lot of games left. The California Angels still have a bunch of tough games against the East left. Seattle will go 1-97 against us this year. Texas will continue to drop 2 out of 3 to us. AND we have a lot of players waiting to get healthy and a few healtier.
So what will it take?
Can the A's pull off 100 wins?
According to MLB they were expected to be at a lowly 57-57 up to this point (XW-L - Expected won-loss record based on runs scored and runs allowed, using this formula: RS^1.82/((RS^1.82)+(RA^1.82) They should be 5 behind Texas and California if you follow this crazy algorithm.
40ish wins means 6 more each from the starters (Barry thru Stumbles...I mean Estaban), 5 from the pitcher to be named later and another dozen from any and all the relivers.
Can they do it...
2 out of 3 against TB, Sea, KC (3 or 4 of 4), Tor, Tex, and Bos and we already have 10 or 13 by the end of Aug. Sweep any and things are looking up.
Plus don't forget September means TB, Bal, Tex, California, and Sea (another 10+). We might be able to go 1 of 3 against the central and still make it with a few sweeps to help us.
But all this dreaming and silly schemeing aside...
Texas, Seattle and California makes this a fun end to the season and watching the magic number shrink...
That's gonna be fun too!