With the exception of yesterday's exciting abberation, these games all seem to run together for me. Pick your favorite offensive scapegoat of the day: Chavez and Ellis not being 'clutchy', Crosby and Buck not hitting, Kendall and his terrible bat, or the much-despised solo homeruns, even as nice as the power is to see.
The cold, hard fact is this: The way the offense is set up right now, this team will lose almost every game where the pitching gives up more than three runs.
Braden struggled today, falling victim to the long ball (and unlike ours, there were runners on base for the Ray's big blow), and although everyone was hoping differently, the writing was on the wall. The A's simply have not shown that they can muster more offense than 2-3 runs a game on a regular basis, and it's virtually impossible for the starting pitching to be that good, all the time.
Our injury count is mounting, and we are heading into what is traditionally the A's favorite month of the year: May. Buckle your seatbelts; it's going to be a bumpy ride!
Perhaps today is not the day to remind you all, but AN Day 4 is now accepting reservations! Book your tickets now!!!
UPDATE:The A's have just made a trade with the Braves to acquire Ryan Langerhans. Dallas Braden has been optioned back to Sacramento.
Craving more Bay Area sports action tonight? The Warriors try to take a 3-1 edge in the series at 7pm.