Game 119 -- A's win

By Jason Wojciechowski on August 19, 2010 at 8:45 AM

No legit post on yesterday's walk-off win over the Blue Jays. We had company until late, so I didn't get a chance to watch it.

I will say this: after Coco Crisp's two doubles, one homer, one walk game, his batting line is up to .289/.354/.478. He's surely over his head when it comes to the power (I think ZiPS ROS has him pegged right at a .418 SLG), but when you combine that solid on-base ability with solid power in a plus (maybe plus-plus) center fielder, you can see why Billy Beane thought he was worth the injury risk.

Oh yeah, and 19 steals in 21 attempts, too. And the best hair on the team. And the best name in baseball. I'm sure if you search the archives of this site, you'll find me saying mean things about the awful idea of signing Crisp when we've already got Rajai Davis to fill the "mediocre fast guy" role. I eat my words (if indeed I ever said them) happily.

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