Oakland Athletics: 5 Reactions from Series with Houston Astros

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Oakland Athletics: 5 Reactions from Series with Houston Astros
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The Oakland Athletics have dominated the lowly Houston Astros all season. But in this past series, Houston may have been the better team. The A’s finally lost their first game of the season against the Astros and were fortunate to walk away with two one-run victories in the other games.

Still, wins are wins; and the A’s did what they needed to do to take two of three in a road series. Oakland remains three games ahead of the Texas Rangers in the American League West, which is all that really matters in the end.

However, for a playoff-caliber team such as Oakland, criticism comes with the territory. The higher the expectations, the more scrutiny abounds. Dissection of each play, each game, each move, each player accompanies each not-so-great performance. And since the Houston series was about as ugly as it could get aesthetically, there are many concerns about the A’s.

Here are five reactions about the Athletics after their series against the Houston Astros.

 

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