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Athletics Nation Jul 11, 2015

Game #90: Oakland A's beat Indians, ball bouncing off Billy Butler's body difference

Billy Butler's two-RBI double gave the Athletics the lead for good after a third run scored after the ball thrown in by Brandon Moss bounced off Billy Butler's body, heading into second base. This was the difference: Billy Butler's body of work nets another A's run. 5-2 #Athletics http://t.co/rqQnc2NbdN — Fairweather Marvin (@MAD_Marvin) July 12, 2015 Josh Reddick scored from third on the deflection, and the A's ultimately won the contest 5-4. Your complete recap shortly!
Athletics Nation Jul 3, 2015

Oakland A's lineup: Billy Butler is ... good again?

As the 2015 Oakland A's have floundered to a 37-45 record, one of the biggest disappointments of the season has been the pedestrian performance of designated hitter Billy Butler. He can't run and he can't field, so he's only being paid to hit, and he's drawing one of the highest salaries on the team to do so. But so far this season he has an OPS+ of 97 and a wRC+ of 98, two ways of saying that he's been just a shade below average at the plate; he's also slightly below replacement level on both WAR scales. And then, just as you're ready to give up on a guy, he goes 8-for-16 over five games...

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