I think if anything else, this week's earlier two wins underscores how poorly Seattle is actually playing, because as soon as the A's faced the Tigers (granted Verlander and Bonderman started), the bats went suddenly and completely silent. This should be nothing new; the A's lose all games they don't score at least 4 runs in, and today was no exception. The offense put up yet another lackluster performance and didn't even give the Ross/Mazzaro combination a sporting chance.
Tyson Ross struggled through his four innings, surrendering seven hits, one walk, and three runs. He did strike out four. Mazzaro picked him up in the fifth and pitched five innings of his own, allowing two runs on five hits. He also K'd four.
Meanwhile, the A's offense managed only five hits while striking out 12 times. Here is the hit total: Pennington, Barton (2), Kouzmanoff, and Rosales. The A's did load the bases once (Cust flied out) and they brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth (Sweeney grounded out), but other than that, not a lot to cheer about.
Or write about.
You all enjoy your night; we'll be back here tomorrow night as the A's taken on the Giants and Barry Zito. Let's hope he can cure what ails the offense.
3 game series vs Giants @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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