Tommy Milone was not HomeMilone today. It happens once in a while. Nobody panic, the A's are still in position for a wild card, and life is still good.
This game was never really in doubt. Milone snaked out of a 2 on, nobody out jam in the first inning, then proceeded to cough up five runs in the next two. The A's bullpen did reasonably well, with Pat Neshek putting out the fire, and Tyson Ross pitching 2.2 scoreless, but in between Pedro Figueroa gave up three.
Josh Donaldson was a bright spot yet again, contributing a double and a homer to the cause. This is an encouraging development, with the weekend's news on Inge not being able to play third for the rest of the season.