Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bob Melvin Sees Similarities in 2012 Oakland A’s and 2007 NL West Champion D-Backs

It is no secret the Oakland A’s have gone far above all expectations this season.  They have been arguably the biggest surprise in the MLB this season, and their walk-off win against the New York Yankees on Friday night only proved that on more of a national level.
It was the team’s 10th walk-off win of the season, which leads the MLB.
“A lot of times you rely on you’re middle of the order guys.  Those are the guys you expect to come up big for you late in games.  But it’s been everybody,” Melvin said.  “Everybody and anybody, and sometimes guys that aren’t even in the game to start.”
The A’s are now just .5 games out of an AL wildcard spot, as well as 6.5 games behind the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.
With the team well in the hunt for an appearance in the 2012 playoffs and expectations rather low to start the season, it brought up the topic of comparisons.

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