I'm lovin it! Joltin Johnny Gomes hits GS yesterday for 5 rbi! A's win. Today, Carter blasts big 3 run bomb, Cespedes two run bomb, the Smith hits a tape measure shot into the upper deck in right!
Are the A's hot? You betcha!
Since June 2, they have a .629 win %, second only to the Yanks in the AL!The A's power display is something to behold.
And, it gets better! Anderson and Braden are ready to come back!I can't wait for the A's games now!
Now Moss belts one to deep center! Thats 4 homers for the A's! Its 8-2 A's top of the 7th.
And Reddick has three hits!
My, oh my! How the baseballs do fly! They are making Target Field look like a bandbox!
Owning the world since june 2nd bro.
Lol, he's passed out at this point! He will rally & be back later though.
Good Lord!! Ironically the A's are STACKED!!!
What Will Billy Beane Do?????
A's have a very positive problem to undress, I mean address!!!!!
Yah, we know where your mind is at! LOL!
How are they going to fit in Braden and Anderson?
Betcha BB shops a starter for a new SS, or 3b, or CF.
"Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen!"
BB sure looking smart about now! Too bad the owners are such chumps.
LOL! Dirty minds think alike!!
Yep Billy is looking like a genius again hence my "Moneyball II" thread that I wrote a while ago!!
More bombs today!! CESPEDES ON FIRE!!!!!!
Could you "Imagine" if the A's had an ownership that wanted to win??????
Power trumps all. The effect of the long ball is felt much more than just on the scoreboard. Thats why you can't post stats about how many runs a guy saves you on defense and equate the two as the same. Bob says it all here. He is in the dugout and sees the effect.
I think, at times," A's manager Bob Melvin said, "when you hit homers, they actually play better than just the runs that are put up on the board. On the other side, it can get you down a bit when guys are hitting the ball out of the ballpark. It just has a different affect than say, maybe, a single with a guy on second base. So it's nice to see our guys hitting the ball over the ballpark, and to get it multiple times in the game creates a lot of momentum for us."
I am going to archive that quote for the next time Barton gets called up.
"I am going to archive that quote for the next time Barton gets called up."
Personally, I hope to God that day never comes................
Wanna bet if they weren't hitting homeruns but walking, stealing bases and playing great defense and winning because of those things Melvin would have said exactly the opposite? And notice he didn't say every time, but he thinks "at times" hrs have that impact?
I wouldn't look to a managers' rote postgame comments as evidence of what said manager's philosophy is.
This team has been winning lately because they've finally gotten some offense to go with the pitching, which has been the real story.
Well said Dennis!! Great post and excellent quote by the skipper.
I love your sarcasm with Barton. I seriously hope he never wears the green and gold again!
Ever since they dumped Fuentes and Barton the A's have been on fire!!