A’S and GIANTS
The A’s continue to lose the one run games as much as the Giants win them.Like yesterday, again the Chicago White Sox, losing 4-3. At the same time the Giants were losing to the Cubs, but it was 11-4.
If you’re going to lose, may as well lose big. I’d rather lose my a big score by one run.
What does this all mean in the greater scheme of thing?
It’s another indicator in the management of a team. When a team consistently loses by one run, can’t come up with the clutch strategy to plate that winningrun, one must look beyond the players. If you’re that close in games, you shouldwin your share. With Manager Bochy, the giants recently won three of six games in ‘walk-off’
I can’t remember the last time the A’s had a walk off win.
A good team should have its share of one run wins. The A’s are a good team,with a better team ERA than the Giants and comparable batting average, yet theGiants are able to win the close ones the A’s don’t. Even though the Giants arenot a fast team, they manage to run themselves into runs when they need to.Force a walk, steal a base, perhaps rattle the pitcher and force an erro, a sacrifice fly – all without beneift of a hit!
The Giants play smart baseball – and I’m not a Giants fan. In fact I don’tlike them. GM Sabean deals in steroid players – there are stil some on the team – and hewon the series in September , after bringing in convicted steroid user Jose Guillen, w, who with the help of newbie, Cody Ross, ‘infected’ the Giants, asiit were, from a .500 team in July to a playoff team and then World Series champs. I go into detail elsewhere forthose interested, as too many have turned a blind eye or don’t care , or both.I have a big issue here as an ‘old school’ baseball fan…at http://www.RoadToSuccess.info and http://www.BayAreaCoupons.infobut that’s a sidetrack, and I apologize, but feel the need to speak out on thisjust as I did on Bonds, while everyone else thought Barry hitting homers ata Ruthinan in his 40s was normal and great! I think it cheating, just as I have lost all respect for my previous faves McGwire and Conseco and their steroid abuse.
So,getting back on track, A’s manager Bob Geren has had good players to work with the past four years but cannot come up with a winning record, the firstmanager under Beane NOT to have a winning record. As long as Geren is at the helmexpect the same. Pitching takes care of itself, for the most part, but to buildan offense a good offensive strategy, especially in late innings, is necesary, alathe Giants and Bochy, as much as I hate to admit it.