I knew I shouldn't violate the one rule of baseball players everywhere: don't mess with superstition. Yet, I went ahead and labeled the A's rotation as possibly being the best in the majors because they hadn't suffered a loss yet this season.
Now, we're looking back at a miserable day by Brett Anderson and a landslide loss to the Orioles. But, there are some positives.
First, the A's did take three of four from the Orioles, pushing their record to 9-5. Which, happens to be good enough for a 2.5 game lead in the West. Who would have guessed?
But, the A's must regroup quickly or else the defending champions will come into town and put them in their place. The Yankees are 9-3 and are tied for first in the East. This is the same team as last years championship team, except they added Curtis Granderson.
The A's must do two things if they want to take the series:
1. Pitchers need to find the zone.
2. Hitters need to continue to be patient at the plate.
As always, it won't hurt to keep receiving defense defense defense.
Let's go A's!