The Oakland Athletics lost Wednesday’s matinee with the New York Yankees.
The score was a lopsided 11-3.
The hapless A’s are now 8-30, a sad reality for one of the most exciting franchises of the seventies and eighties in the baseball landscape.
They are all but certain to move to Las Vegas sometime before 2027, and ownership has stopped trying to win in Oakland for a couple of years now.
The product they are sending to the field might be worse than some Triple-A teams.
The loss against the Yankees represented yet another game with the A’s conceding 10 runs or more.
They comfortably lead the league in that unfortunate ranking.
Number of 2023 games allowing 10+ runs:
6 CWS LAA PHI
4 CIN MIA
3 ARI DET LAD MIN PIT TEX TOR
2 BOS CLE MIL NYM NYY SD SF STL WSH
1 ATL BAL SEA TB
0 CHC HOUpic.twitter.com/s5GRqrnpDQ
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) May 10, 2023
The A’s have allowed double-digit runs in 14 of their 38 games.
That’s unacceptable for the front office and, particularly, the ownership.
The closest team in games with that many runs surrendered are the Kansas City Royals, with seven.
No one is remotely close to the pitching disaster that is the A’s organization.
They have the league’s worst ERA at 7.31, and this was before Wednesday’s game.
The next-worst squad, the Chicago White Sox, are at 5.65.
It’s incredible how bad Oakland’s pitching staff is.
This is a franchise that had Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt, Andrew Chafin, Sean Manaea, and Liam Hendriks just a couple of years ago.
Now, they are by far the worst pitching team in MLB.
What the ownership has done with the organization is beyond incredible.
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