A’s 10, Tigers 0
I mean I know that the streak will end and the Tigers will bounce back, but it hasn’t been a lot of fun to watch the last couple of days, and if you know me, that’s saying something. Drew Smyly (7 GS, 44.1 IP, 3.86 ERA, 4.81 FIP, 0.2 fWAR) gave up four bombs and a couple extra runs in 5 innings and fought through foul ball after foul ball. Six runs seemed doable, considering some of the recent deficits, but the offense had just about nothing throughout the afternoon and then Phil Coke’s inning got away. Nick Castellanos provided some enjoyment, walking twice and registering his fourth and fifth walks in the last three games which were more walks than he had in his career prior. Corey Knebel also had two solid innings. At some point, the pain will end. Perhaps Max Scherzer (10 GS, 66 IP, 2.59 ERA, 2.91 FIP, 1.7 fWAR) will make it happen tomorrow night.
The Moment: Nick walks twice!