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June 30, 2014

What You Need to Know

Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30

by Daniel Rathman


The Weekend Takeaway
When the A’s boarded their flight to New York last Sunday, they’d lost back-to-back games just once since the end of May. But after the Mets served them their second losing streak of the month with a 10-1 beating in the first contest of a nine-game road trip, it seemed that Bob Melvin’s squad might take a small stumble as it reached the halfway mark of the regular season on the Atlantic seaboard.

Not so.

Since then, the Athletics have rattled off four straight victories and improved their road record to 27-15. Sunday’s game was no. 81 of the season for Oakland, and with 50 percent of the year in the books, the A’s are still rocking a league-best .630 winning percentage—to go with a +135 run differential that suggests they should be three games better than their 51-30 ledger.

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stuckinLF

Minor quibble...i do enjoy these articles.

How did Francis earn the save in the 14th if he got the A's out of a jam in the 13th?

:-)

Jun 30, 2014 06:56 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
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Fixed. (Jim Johnson pitched the 12th and 13th.

Jun 30, 2014 07:04 AM
 
skipper

another minor quibble the white sox lost the first game in Toronto on Thursday so no sweep there

Jun 30, 2014 08:49 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
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Also fixed.

Jun 30, 2014 08:52 AM
 
Dodger300

Another quibble. By placing text directly on top of the video, about a third of the picture becomes lost to the viewer.

I can see the batter's body, but not his head and face.

Is cyberspace so valuable that the description can't be placed above or below the video?

Jun 30, 2014 11:24 AM
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BP staff member Daniel Rathman
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Hm, if you're referring to what I think you are, it looks like that's something MLB.com does on embedded videos. I'll see if there's something that can be done about it, but that might not be something we can address. Thanks for the feedback.

Jun 30, 2014 15:09 PM
 
R.A.Wagman

That might happen if you don't maximize the video player.

Jun 30, 2014 15:16 PM
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BP staff member Daniel Rathman
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Also, I wrote the What to Watch segment before Taijuan Walker's return to the majors was announced, but that's certainly worth noting. He goes up against the Astros at Minute Maid at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Jun 30, 2014 15:13 PM
 
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