Oakland Athletics Report Card: A’s Below Average In May

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May 18, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) watches the replay on the big screen against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) watches the replay on the big screen against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 24, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Rajai Davis (11) reacts after receiving a strike from the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Rajai Davis (11) reacts after receiving a strike from the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

The Oakland Athletics went 12-15 in May and finished the month in last place of the AL West. There were a few bright spots in the month of May, but Bob Melvin‘s group failed to find consistency.

The A’s will enter June in last place of the AL West with a record of 23-29. Bob Melvin’s group struggled to find consistency throughout the month, thanks in part to various injuries that tested the team’s depth.

Bob Melvin’s group closes out May sitting 14 games behind the 1st place Astros. The deficit is rather large and seeming insurmountable.

It would be a shock if the A’s front office sat in the idle position in June, especially if the team continues to struggle.

The A’s had opportunities to succeed in the month of May, but a few miscues and blown saves made it a month to forget.

Melvin can only hope that his team can learn from its past mistakes and come out swinging in June.

For now, though, let’s take a look back on the month of May.

Jump ahead to view our grades for the A’s in the following categories: offense, defense, starting rotation, and bullpen.  

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