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Win Expectancy Chart, courtesy of Fangraphs, for the Athletics at Mariners game on May 12, 2013.

mother's day always makes the best photos
mother's day always makes the best photos
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Chart

SEA P WPA OAK P WPA
Saunders .138 Milone -.329
Medina .026 Neshek .005
Perez .004 Blevins -.008
Chavez .001
SEA WPA OAK WPA
Saunders .042 Rosales .019
Bay -.003 Lowrie -.038
Seager .030 Cespedes .009
Morales .244 Donaldson -.021
Morse .034 Montz .043
Smoak -.003 Norris .077
Montero .026 Freiman -.091
Andino -.022 Moss -.090
Ryan -.016 Taylor -.074
Jaso -.002

Deal-Closer: Kendrys Morales, .244

Phony Poser: Robert Andino, -.022

This was a good all-around effort by the Mariners, who improved to 18-20 and are only a half game back of the Athletics for second in the AL West. The A's are headed back home, where the back of their rotation will square off with the Rangers. If King Felix can manage to out-duel CC Sabathia on Tuesday, the Mariners could very easily find themselves in second place even with a below-.500 record. Turns out the AL West isn't as good as we thought.

Questions!

1) The Athletics have been ravaged by injuries: three of their four "starting" outfielders are currently on the DL, not to mention that Brett Anderson and Hiroyuki Nakajima are currently rehabbing in the minor leagues. Before the season began, the A's were considered by many to have the best depth in the AL. When, if ever, does a team have "enough" depth? Is there such a thing as too much depth?

2) Yoervis Medina had another successful relief appearance today, and now has 12 strikeouts against 3 walks on the season. What do you think of Medina? When Stephen Pryor returns, should he be demoted or kept?

3) What do you think of the pink equipment that is used across MLB on Mother's Day?