Miss yesterday? Well, you didn’t miss much if you’re a Tigers fan. Though it was only a three run margin, by comparison with the single score victories in the previous two games the Athletics crushed them.
The big blow was of course in the 5th inning with Brandon Moss’ Solo Shot and Seth Smith’s 2 Run Homer so you could argue that it’s just two bad pitches, but worst of all from a Detroit standpoint is they gave back home field advantage and now they have to win out to advance.
Oakland will be putting up Dan Straily (10 – 8, 3.96 ERA R) against Doug Fister (14 – 9, 3.67 ERA R). Don’t let the slightly better stats fool you, as recently as August 28th the Athletics lit Fister up for 7 runs and 13 hits. If the Tigers win we will head back to Oakland County Coliseum on Thursday @ 9 pm ET. Tonight’s game starts @ 5 pm on TBS.