Duchscherer gave up three bombs in his 6+ innings (two homeruns, and one F-bomb as he was leaving the game), and finds himself on the losing effort of a 3-2 contest.
The A's chances to have a tie game hinged on:
- Suzuki not getting tossed out at the plate
- Ellis not hitting into a crucial DP
- Barton not having the WORST. PINCH. HITTING. APPEARANCE. EVER.
That is all. Bottom of the eighth we go; A's in desperate need of a rally.