I feel like I've written this recap before. Willingham hit a solo homerun (his 27th!) for the A's lone run, and the rest of the offense was predictably absent. Despite Cahill pitching into the seventh inning, only allowing three runs, he would pick up the loss and get to watch the Tigers' party on the field. Watching all of the celebrations take place just drives home the sting of the A's disappointing season; who needs to see it live?
I wish I had more to say. Even the Coliseum lights appear done for the season; the game was delayed briefly, but sadly resumed. The A's managed four total hits tonight; they did bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but that was most of the excitement. Even Willingham's excellent season isn't much to cheer about; as one of the rare offensive players to have major success in a season in Oakland, I wish he would sign with the club, but what about 2012 would entice him?
Hideki Matsui made a nice play in the outfield tonight; the defense was solid for once. I wish our games counted. I wish we could trade this series with the Tigers for another shot at the series of 2006. I wish I woke up excited about A's baseball.
We do it all over again tomorrow. Eleven more games to play.
4 game series vs Tigers @ Overstock.com Coliseum
WP: Brandon McCarthy (9 - 8)
LP: Max Scherzer (14 - 9)
|6 - 1 win|
WP: Doug Fister (9 - 13)
SV: Jose Valverde
LP: Trevor Cahill (11 - 14)
|1 - 3 loss|
|Sun 09/18||1:05 PM PDT|