They A’s frittered away the AL West lead, with the Angels clinch coming when it did thanks to the A’s frittering away the game in the ninth inning last night. Now they seem to be frittering away even more stuff: they’re down 4-0 to the Rangers in the first inning of this afternoon’s game.
That’s the worst team in Major League Baseball, of course. Not that the A’s are alone in turning in an unexpectedly poor performance to the Rangers lately. The Braves season effectively ended last weekend when they got swept by the Rangers.
And if this continues, that’s not the only thing the A’s are going to have in common with the Braves.