The old adage is true: even the worst teams win one of three in baseball. We saw it this week.
Sweeps are nice, but you'll also do just fine winning two thirds of your games over the course of a 162-game season. Ask any team in spring training, and they'll tell you that winning 108 games suits them just fine.
The A's are on pace in 2014 for only 101 wins, but we think they'll accept that possibility.
Here are the details:
Oakland (65-39) dropped Tuesday night's game at the O.co Coliseum last week to the Astros (42-63) in 12 innings, but the A's recovered to win the next two games by a combined 22-8 score. Likewise, on the road in Arlington this weekend, Oakland dropped the first game on Friday night to the Rangers (41-64), but then the A's won the next two games, 5-1 on Saturday night and 9-3 tonight.
That's called taking care of business.
Sadly, though, Oakland still leads the Los Angeles Angels by a mere two games in the American League West division. So while the A's are having one of the franchise's best seasons, they can't seem to shake the Southern California kids, despite owning a 6-3, head-to-head record against the Halos.
And perhaps that's where these non-sweeps become not good enough for the A's.
But that's just silly talk. Every team should be content with winning two out of three, and if they're not, something is going on with that team.
Oakland is doing just fine, thanks, with its two-of-three approach this week.