This is a long road trip. Too long, if you ask me.
After a hot start in which they swept the Yankees, the A's have dropped three straight due to some bad pitching, quiet bats, and a team that looks like it's on the second leg of a long and far road trip.
Do the A's have it in them to stop the bleeding? Accidental #1 pitcher Rich Hill gets the nod tonight, looking to play stopper for the A's. I'm an optimist, though, so I'll think of him as a starter rather than a stopper. He's the guy that will start the A's next 6 game winning streak.
|OAKLAND A'S||DETROIT TIGERS|
|Billy Burns - CF||Ian Kinsler - 2B|
|Chris Coghlan - 3B||Justin Upton - LF|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Miguel Cabrera - 1B|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Victor Martinez - DH|
|Stephen Vogt - C||J.D. Martinez - RF|
|Coco Crisp - DH||Nick Castellanos - 3B|
|Khris Davis - LF||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Anthony Gose - CF|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Jose Iglesias - SS|
|Rich Hill - LHP||Mike Pelfrey - RHP|
First pitch is at 4:10PM Pacifict Time. Let's go A's!