The A’s Tough Schedule

The Oakland A’s currently lead the AL Wild Card race and trail the Rangers by 3.5 games in the AL West. If they A’s complete their incredible turn around and make the playoff’s they will most certainly have earned their place in the postseason tournament.

As the Green and Gold comes down the stretch they will play 17 straight games against team’s vying for a postseason spot, and 20 of the season’s final 23 games against such teams. The only team without a winning record the A’s play the rest of the season are the Seattle Mariners, whom the A’s just swept in a 3-game series.

 Oakland will play 14 of their next 17 games on the road, the A’s are 37-30 away from Oakland this season. Taking away the Mariners, the A’s opponents the rest of the season have a combined winning percentage of .558. The A’s are 31-29 against the team’s they have left on the schedule.

The break down for the rest of the season for the A’s and how they have fared against those teams.

4 games against the Angles: LA just swept a 3 game series from the A’s last week and on the season the A’s are 7-8 vs. the Angels. Oakland currently holds a 2.5 game lead over the Angels in the standings.

3 games vs. the Orioles: The season series is tied at 3-3. In the most recent matchup the A’s took 2 of 3 in Baltimore back at the end of July.

3 games against the Tigers: The A’s and Tigers spilt a 4-game series back in May in the only matchup of the season so far.

3 games against the Yankees: The A’s are 4-3 vs. the Bronx Bombers this season and swept a 4-game series the last time the clubs met.

4 games against the Rangers: Oakland is 6-6 vs. the team with the best record in the AL. The teams split a 2-game series in their last matchup.

3 games vs. the Mariners: On the season the A’s are 9-7 vs. the Mariners, but 5 of those losses came in the first month of the season.


About Joe Hughes

When I was 5, I decided I was going to cover sports for a living… score. I’ve been working at KNBR since 2005 and have been the producer of Sportsphone 680 since 2010. On the show I’ve worked with former Major League players FP Santangelo and Eric Byrnes. While at KNBR I’ve been blessed to cover many great games and teams including the Warriors ” We Believe” run, The Giants 2010 World Series team, and the 49ers run to the NFC Championship game. I was born in Oakland, where I live today. I have been a Bay Area resident my entire life spending time living in Albany, Lafayette, San Francisco and now Oakland. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2008 with a degree in Radio and Television.

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