Oakland at the All Star Break: Can the A's Make a 2nd Half Run?

Shawn SmithContributor IJuly 15, 2009

Oakland at the All Star Break: Can the A's Make a 2nd Half Run?

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    BOSTON - JULY 07:  Ryan Sweeney #15 of the Oakland Athletics scores a run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox on July 7, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Matt Holliday:

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 28:  Matt Holliday #5 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Colorado Rockies at the Oakland Coliseum on June 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jason Giambi:

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    OAKLAND, CA - JULY 1: Jason Giambi #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers during a Major League Baseball game on July 1, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo b

Pitching Staff:

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    OAKLAND, CA - JULY 01: Dallas Braden #51 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Detroit Tigers during a Major League Baseball game on July 1, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Bullpen:

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 07:  Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics congratulates relief pitcher Andrew Bailey #40 after the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles at the Oakland Coliseum on June 7, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Overall:

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    BOSTON - JULY 06:  Nomar Garciaparra #1 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after he hit a single against the Boston Red Sox on July 6, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Garicaparra was pulled and Rajai Davis