Who know’s what October is? Playoff time! The 1st playoff game was the A’s clashing against the Royals in the 1 game AL Wild Card. The winner faces off against the Angles in the ALDS.  The A’s had playoff pitching specialist Jon Lester who the acquired from the Bo-Sox for slugger Yoenis Cespedes (which I will talk about) at the trade deadline to boost their pitching. For the Royals, they had James Shields.  Fast Forward to the 3rd inning when the Royals took a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning with RBI’s from Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain. But the A’s boosted their confidence and in the 6th, Brandon Moss hit a 3 run bomb to center and Derek Norris and Coco Crisp led in a run to made it 7-3 Oakland. The Royals were stunned but they came back with 3 runs in the 8th and a Aoki sac-fly to go to extra’s. After the A’s took a 8-7 lead in the 12th from Alberto Callaspo RBI single, the Royals punched in the tying and winning walkoff runs with a Salvador Perez 1 run single! The Royals are moving on!

This is the 1st time since 1985 KC has made the postseason so this is big for them. I’m predicting the Angels to eliminate them but it will be fairly close but hopefully the Royals will comeback with this play next season.

For the A’s, they should be disappointed in their season going from best in the league to 2nd slot in the AL Wild-Card. I thought Oakland was building a World Series team but once they traded slugger Yoenis Cespdedes at the trade deadline for pitcher Jon Lester, their batting struggled. Lester was mostly traded for the important playoff games, we’ll now we know trading the back-to-back HR Derby champ was a mistake. If the A’s grab a slugger with the money they’ve got or possibly bring Cespedes back to Oakland, the A’s will be thinking BIG next year…