So much for my theory that this 25 game stretch would knock Oakland out of playoff contention.
13 games into the 25 game stretch from hell, the A's have won 10 games and dropped only 3. And my other observation is true: No team puts on a better show.
And now here we sit going into the last day of July with the A's in position for one of the Wild Card slots and a mere four games back in the loss column of Texas.
The A's will win with a flair for the dramatic.
12 out of 51 home games have ended with a walk off win.
23.5% of all home games end with the A's sending the winning run across the plate.
9 of their last 17 home games (or 52.9%) ended with walk off hits.
You can easily say "They can't keep up that pace."
But did you expect them to still be in it at this point?
Going into the last day of July, the Oakland A's are the third best team in the American League, and probably the most exciting.
Not bad for a rebuilding team.