There were suggestions that this weekend’s series in the Coliseum between the A’s and the Angels was crucial.
With two-thirds of the season left and the A’s only up in the American League West by 1½-games, that didn’t fly with the Angels.
Second baseman Howie Kendrick just pointed to the calendar.
“It’s May, man. I think every game is important,’’ he said. “It’s important to try to win every game. They’re playing well, we’re playing well, but at end of the day, it comes down to winning games, whether it’s the A’s, Seattle, Houston, anybody, you can’t take any team lightly. We’ve got to win games.’’
A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson said pretty much the same thing.