Seven games out!
The A’s entered this season with a faint hope of maybe securing that last wild card spot. But after an impressive sweep of Detroit (with some fun comebacks sprinkled in there as well) the A’s are only seven games out of the final wild card spot.
Of course this is still only the halfway point and there are plenty of things that can happen.
But this team is surprising many people. With so many starting pitchers injured and some key players also coming on and off the DL, it’s hard to predict. But we had some bats heat up lately. Jed Lowrie has been tremendous during this stretch and the A’s never say die attitude is giving this team a spark.
For a team that has been considered the lower tier of the league, it’s fun to have them sneak up on people. But as the season gets closer to October, they can’t sneak up much anymore. Securing that final wild card spot would be a great boost for a team notorious for shipping off talent for prospects. Maybe this team and its core players can stick around for a while.
But as the trade deadline approaches, we’ll see if this team will be buyers or sellers.
In the meantime, I’m excited to be excited again. It’s always good when the A’s are making a buzz.