Hard to argue with that game Lidle pitched, game 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees. Hard to argue with the A's going 0 for 13 (was it?) with RISP in game 1 of the ALCS against the Tigers.
But then there was tonight. I made the first 7 innings and just couldn't take it any more and had to come home. Now they're going to the 10th and I can't bring myself to watch. 20 walks, horrible situational hitting (hey, Bobby, runners on first and third, the pitcher has walked everybody in sight ... no check swings into DPs, OK?) and, above all, a personal commitment never to pay money to watch another game started by Eveland. That guy just hates throwing strikes. Chad Gaudin, please!
I've never seen a guy look at horrible at Willis looked tonight give up no runs. The A's couldn't catch up with his 84 mph fastball. Ug.