Okay, it wasn't actually tough and/or gritty, but it was baseball, and we're playing it! The A's managed somehow to score 5 runs, so that's what we're going to take away from today's opening contest.
What? You want to know more?
The A's put up 10 hits in total; Weeks, Powell, Sogard, Crisp, Reddick (x2), Pridie (who?), Timmons, and Allen (x2). Michael Taylor and Kurt Suzuki were 0-3 and 0-2, respectively.
Obviously, the pitching was sharp and crisp, allowing 8 runs in 9 innings. Godfrey started the game (and took the all-important loss), allowing two hits and two runs in his two innings (however; he did strike out four).
Milone also threw two innings, allowing one hit and two runs. Balfour finished with the highest ERA of the lot; he allowed three hits and three runs in his inning.
Devine threw a perfect inning, as did Figueroa, but Del Los Santos allowed yet another Seattle homerun (they hit 5 on the day), and Norberto ended the game out with a scoreless ninth.
Those are the basics; what are your thoughts from the game?