After the A's took three of four from Texas, the A's are now 2.5 games out of the wild card lead, and 7.5 out in the division.
If the A's can somehow manage to sweep the Angels in the next three days, the AL West could become very interesting, indeed. The way Harden and Zito have been pitching lately, that's not so unrealistic. But first, they'll have to win on Monday night, as Kirk Saarloos takes on Ervin Santana.
And since the A's are the reigning MLB Heavyweight Champs (see sidebar), Monday's bout will not only be for AL West supremacy, it will also be the MLB Heavyweight Championship.
I'll be in Anaheim Monday night to personally witness this epic battle. I'll report back Tuesday morning with my impressions.