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Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Game 1: Live Game Thread


The Oakland Athletics have had four long days off and are anxious to get back on the field to begin the postseason. They will take on the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS, with Game 1 being played tonight.

The A’s will look for redemption against the Tigers, who knocked them out of the playoffs in the very same round last year in five games. However, this season, the A’s are much more comfortable with a year of postseason experience under their belt.

“Last year, we were all kind of like puppies,” pitcher Jarrod Parker told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Everyone was trying to pick things up on the fly. This year, there’s more of a comfort level. We can slow things down.”

Here’s all the info you need to know about the game:

Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics

First pitch: 6:37 PST

Location: O.co  Coliseum, Oakland, CA

TV: TBS

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  • Mike Springer

    Can’t wait to see how wild the Coliseum is. Hope everyone joining us is excited for what should be an excellent game.

  • goldenbaysports

    We’re live!

  • goldenbaysports

    Austin Jackson with a lead-off double.

  • goldenbaysports

    Colon’s fastball command thus far: “meh”

  • goldenbaysports

    Talk about momentum….

  • goldenbaysports

    2-0 Tigers about 60 seconds into this one…

  • Mike Springer

    Double play helps, but giving up two early runs certainly wasn’t on the agenda.

  • goldenbaysports

    Colon lobbing pitches over the plate. Not a good sign.

  • goldenbaysports

    Colon doesn’t have it tonight, neither does the A’s defense

  • Mike Springer

    They are just flat out connecting on Colon’s pitches.

    • goldenbaysports

      Crowd’s flat too

  • Mike Springer

    Colon has the ability to settle down and lock in, question is, can he make it through next inning without giving up more runs?

    • goldenbaysports

      A’s want to make this a bullpen game. Except, you know, for the Tigers

  • goldenbaysports

    That was some 96 mph fastball on the paint

  • goldenbaysports

    The movement on Scherzer’s fastball tonight is incredible

  • goldenbaysports

    Quiet first inning for the A’s

  • Mike Springer

    Eight innings left. Got some work to do.

    • goldenbaysports

      Scherzer looks good

  • goldenbaysports

    Colon settling in somewhat.

    • Mike Springer

      Needed that, big time.

  • goldenbaysports

    A’s need to get some type of rally here, can’t let Scherzer get REALLY settled in. No chance then.

  • Mike Springer

    Big at-bat right now with Reddick.

    • Mike Springer

      Annnd it’s the second K of the night for Scherzer. Vogt needs to bring Cespedes home.

  • Mike Springer

    Mark Wegner with an unforgiving strikeout right now.

  • Mike Springer

    Here’s what I meant by Colon can lock in. He just hasn’t had great openings to a lot of his starts this year.

  • Mike Springer

    Scherzer at 49 pitches with 32 strikes thrown through three innings. Colon is at 55/36. The difference obviously being Colon’s five hits and three runs surrendered.

  • Mike Springer

    7 K’s for Scherzer, strikes out the side in the fourth.

  • Mike Springer

    May be time to break out one of those bunts down the third base line.

  • Mike Springer

    HUGE throwout by Josh Reddick at home, Victor Martinez was out by a healthy margin. Big play to save a run from coming in. Still 3-0 Detroit with two outs in the sixth.

  • Aaron Candelaria

    A’s only have 1 hit all game. Hopefully that play by Reddick injects some life into their bats.

  • Mike Springer

    Cespedes knows what the postseason is for.

  • Mike Springer

    Not much more you can ask for in Game 1 of the postseason. A’s always keeping it exciting, let’s see if they can pull off the huge comeback after striking out 14 times.