Tigers vs Athletics Open Thread

Submitted by Sledgehammer on October 7th, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Hopefully being at home will give the offense a spark that they definitely need. Sanchez is on the hill, Peralta in LF, Im liking our chances here.

What a ridiculous start time.  Anybody know of a good stream? I already looked at first row sports and saw nothing.

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

October 7th, 2013 at 5:07 PM ^

Here's the final box score:

Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.333
Donaldson, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0.167
Lowrie, SS 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 0.000
Moss, 1B 4 1 1 1 1 3 4 0.182
Barton, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Cespedes, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 0.385
Smith, S, DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 0.500
Reddick, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0.182
Vogt, C 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0.222
a-Norris, D, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Sogard, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jackson, A, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.091
Hunter, To, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0.200
Cabrera, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.250
Fielder, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.250
Martinez, V, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.250
Peralta, Jh, LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0.200
Avila, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.222
Infante, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.300
Iglesias, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.111
                 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parker(W, 1-0) 5 5 3 3 1 1 0 5.4
Otero(H, 1) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Doolittle(H, 1) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Balfour(S, 1) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sanchez, An(L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 5 2 6 3 10.38
Alvarez, Jo 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
Veras 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

 

Leonhall

October 7th, 2013 at 7:07 PM ^

issues with this team, Cabrera being hurt, fielder not hitting, jackson not hitting, peralta's suspension, they can still win this series but this team has struggled for 2-3 years at moving runners. we rely too much on homers and extra basehits. we strike out too much and leave too many players on base. i don't know what the answer is, this team has a lot of $ into it, offseason moves regardless...find another LF, potentially trade Jackson or move him down the order. 

tpilews

October 8th, 2013 at 12:23 AM ^

Left field had been a rotating circle of donkey shit. Guys heat up and then that get benched for a few games and then you wonder why they can't be consistent. Each one of those guys (Touy, Kelly, and Dirks) have had great weeks here and there but they don't see enough game time to gain any consistency. When you don't see live pitching for a few days, it messes with your timing. Pick a guy and stick with him.

MgoViper

October 7th, 2013 at 10:44 PM ^

I think I might be the only Wolverine fan here, that's also an A's fan. One more victory for my A's and we will avenge the ousting last season at the hands of the Tigers. I know I won't be popular for coming out, but I am excited.

uminks

October 7th, 2013 at 11:33 PM ^

Tigers have not been hitting well for the past Month, I doubt if it will change. I expect the A's to wrap this up tomorrow! May be next year for the Tigers?

RJWolvie

October 8th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

They've been mediocre for a month. A's have been great. Tigers are done for this year. They limped in. They'll whimper out.

But to those of you finding all sorts of structural reasons they're just not good enough or not built right way to win post-season or...really? You need to recognize & appreciate their huge playoff success last 7 years or so. Twice to World Series. Once more to ALCS, I believe. 3 straight years division champs. Made playoffs something like 5 or 6 of last 7 years. In baseball. Not other sports where top third or half the league makes playoffs. Tigers have arguably most success of any franchise in past 7. Just not the World Series yet, I get that, but they're not done for future. Whole team should be back. Plz don't touch it, in fact! (Except maybe a small tweak here or there: LF, more mid-relief/set-up.) We need to appreciate how great we've had it these last few years, IMHO