"So then you do expect the offense to continue doing better"
As I stated above, the offense in June and July was a little above average. I expect them to dip down to average.
"Do you think our pitching is excellent enough to make the playoffs with this offense?"
Yes, I think the pitching can carry the average offense into the playoffs, but as I've also written, I think injuries can derail that. With Griffin out indefinitely Anderson and McCarthy have to both come back and stay healthy and effective. If Griffin hadn't gone down I think only one of those two would've been needed.
Griffin and Parker are a concern. Griffin pitched 160 innings last year, but 2010 was his first year of pro ball. Parker pitched 135 last year, but was out the whole year in 2010.
Milone, on the other hand, has pitched over 150 innings in each of the last three years. It shouldn't be a problem for him. Maybe the league has figured him out and he needs to make an adjustment. Who knows, but they'll need to get him back where he was.
I'll be back. I just need a little "me" time. Things are kinda crazy at home right now. I'll pop in, but I won't be posting a dozen times in one thread like this one for a while, or running the numbers that I have been for the last couple of weeks.
Hopefully your neighbors will be very sad by the time Wednesday evening rolls around.
Yeah breaks are good. It's good just to read or even stay away. I know the feeling of feeling like your banging your head against the wall. And I have no ability to just let someone say something dumb without responding.....maybe I'll grow up someday.
As for the Angels....nothing makes me happier than beating them although with Weaver on the mound and no Cespedes it's looking like it will be tough tonight. Angel fans are pretty much the opposite of us A's fans. Most were either Dodger fans or didn't even know what baseball was before 2002. Now they drive their minivans to the stadium to get the latest rally monkey.