Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics
Jun 14, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starter S. Gray (54) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s Meet The A’s
The Oakland A’s have had an up and down year, starting very slowly and living at the bottom of the AL West. Over the last few weeks, though, they are playing much better — though they are still in last place in the division — as they try to make a move in the American League.
They have more pieces than the Rockies do, so it stands the A’s could make a move, but a lot of things would have to go right in pretty much every facet of the game for them to have a real shot at making things happen within their division. But, hey, extra wild cards, I guess you never know.
Anyways, here’s what’s been going on with the A’s lately:
Stephen Vogt hit by pitch, but not on purpose (Swingin’ A’s).
Vogt was hit by our old friend Franklin Morales! The A’s and Royals have had an interesting history of hit by pitches and fights this year, and the recent weekend series immediately before the Rockies come to town was a revenge match… except not really. Nothing happened on the field, but the media made a big deal out of it, so maybe the A’s will have a psychological hangover from the Royals’ series and get swept by Colorado? Yeah. Ok.
The Athletics’ Mojo has finally returned (Swingin’ A’s).
This was before dropping a pair of games to the Royals in Oakland, but the point still stands — the A’s are getting good at the wrong time, as far as the Rockies are concerned — either way, it’s a far cry from this one month ago.
Did Oakland use all its karma on the Golden State Warriors? (Royals Review).
Some kind of tongue-in-cheek funny stuff, but nevertheless an interesting take on the A’s bad luck this year. Sarcasm or not, that’s a really good rundown of what’s been going on with the A’s this year, and will get you nice and caught up on the club as the Rockies prepare to face them tonight.
The Rockies and A’s face off beginning tonight in Oakland, the start of a three-game series before the Rockies then move on to Phoenix to play the Arizona Diamondbacks for four more games to wrap up their ten-game road trip.