Even if it feels we’ve just sat down and settled into the season, the A’s start can give us some hints into what we know about this team’s postseason run outlook. Yes, the postseason is peaking above the horizon with 40 games left to play, so we have to ask: What sets this A’s team apart from the rest of Major League Baseball’s powerhouse teams?
Following the San Francisco Giants' historic late collapse vs. the Oakland Athletics Friday night, Dave Kaval, the extremely online team president of the A's, fired off a tweet inviting Giants fans to hop on his team's bandwagon. The Giants choked away a 7-2 ninth inning lead after a five-run implosion from closer Trevor Gott that was partially fueled by an egregiously bad error from first baseman Wilmer Flores.
Giants third. Donovan Solano singles to center field. Evan Longoria lines out to deep right field to Stephen Piscotty.