I was at the game last night. The A’s played well but the Angel’s guys are just bigger, stronger, better and luckier than our guys. They belong in first place and, I am sorry to say, we belong in the cellar.
I still love the the A’s but someone needs to show some leadership and get them to play at a higher level. They look like they don’t have much of a fire in their collective bellies. No one made any real mistakes last night, except maybe Dallas Braden,
who gave up 6 earned runs on 10 hits, his worst appearance of the season. Aside from him, the rest of them just look lackluster.
Of course, Santana has baffled the A’s for a long time. His record against the A’s is now 10-1. But he didn’t have his good stuff last night and we still couldn’t do much against him.
The nail in the coffin was probably Howie Kendrick’s phenominal stab of a screamer hit by Jason Giambi that could have been a run-scoring double, but resulted in a double play instead. Not the kind of Double-Double that I like. After that happened, it seemed that the whole stadium heaved a sigh of resignation. It was sad really.
The only bright spot was Matt Holliday’s towering homer.
Maybe today’s game will be different. I sure hope so. But something needs to happen to shake things up. Because isn’t the definition of “crazy” doing the same thing and expecting a different result?