The A's ended the month of July with a 63-45 record and a four-game lead over the Texas Rangers as a huge three-game series is set to begin in the East Bay Friday night. While the A's did post a 15-10 mark in July, a couple of winnable games got away that could have stretched their lead even further.
What is even more amazing is that the A's managed to post at least 15 wins for the fourth straight month despite hitting just .224 as a team and getting limited to no production from many key cogs.
Then again, the pitching was great, as usual, as the staff posted a collective 3.04 ERA. Since I like to start on a positive note when I can, the grades for the team for the month of July will begin with the pitchers.