What a horrible weekend, period. A’s and Giants fans across the Bay Area looked forward to watching their team in the playoffs all week long, and both teams end up dropping the first two games. One thing’s for sure – there will be a lot of grumpy people at the office tomorrow.
Despite having four different leads over two games against the Tigers, the A’s couldn’t manage to win any of them and now need to sweep the Tigers in a three-game set at home starting Tuesday. Today, it was the bullpen that blew the lead for the A’s in a 5-4 loss in walk-off fashion.
The Giants never had a lead this weekend, dropping both games to the Reds at AT&T Park. It doesn’t get any better from here; San Francisco will head to Cincinnati and will need to sweep them on the road. Tonight, they were bombarded 9-0 as Madison Bumgarner struggled mightily. Hopefully this was not the last home game of the season for the Giants.
Here are some other headlines from this weekend:
- The Stanford Cardinal beat the Wildcats 54-48 in a thriller that ended in OT.
- Cal upset 25th-ranked UCLA 43-17, as Zack Maynard was brilliant.
- The Earthquakes defeated the Rapids on the road 4-1, as Chris Wondolowski netted a hat trick en route to setting the club record in goals.