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Posted: 10/8/2012 1:10:46 AM

Away:  Detroit [90-74 SU]
Home:  Oakland [94-70 SU]

Game Time: 9:00 PM
Stadium: O.co Coliseum

Recent Meetings:
10/07/12 - OAK 4 vs. DET 5
10/06/12 - OAK 1 vs. DET 3
09/20/12 - OAK 12 vs. DET 4

Team Leaders:

Detroit:
Home Runs: Miguel Cabrera (44)
Batting Avg: Hernan Perez (.500)
Stolen Bases: Quintin Berry (22)

Oakland:
Home Runs: Josh Reddick (33)
Batting Avg: Yoenis Cespedes (.293)
Stolen Bases: Coco Crisp (39)

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Posted: 10/8/2012 2:10:17 PM
The A's may be able to salvage a game here but I would not be surprised if they just crash and burn.
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Posted: 10/8/2012 9:58:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by beshcooper:

The A's may be able to salvage a game here but I would not be surprised if they just crash and burn.


I find it largely improbable that a team as resilient as the Athletics have been this year that they will suddenly collapse and get swept in this spot.  The A's have surmounted the loss of Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson(for most of the season), Bartolo Colon, and Dallas Braden. 

This team pitches well, takes pitches and gets the count up quickly, and hit when they need to. 

This formula, equipped with a rowdy raucous Coliseum crowd that plays largely to the A's advantage(-foul territory, weird ballpark dimensions).  While these ballpark intangibles can work against the A's offense, home field advantage could be huge here. 

Thats not all you say?  The one bonafide ace of the Athletics consistently stellar, yet interchangeable, pitching staff  returns to pitch the biggest game of his career.  This is absolutely a statement game for Brett Anderson to showcase his stuff to the rest of the baseball public who may be unfamiliar with this pitcher's talent.  I imagine an Anderson stat line to look something along the lines of 6 ip, 2 runs, 4 hits, 6 k's, 3 bb's at which case Manager Bob Melvin turns it over to his extremely effective bullpen.  Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour at the back end of the pen will not falter consecutive games facing elimination. 

Which means it comes down to the A's offense needing to score more than 3 runs or so, at home where they are comfortable and thrive.  This team has had the best record in baseball since July 1st, and trailed Texas by 5 games with 9 to play.  Not only did they hold off the Angels, but they sweep the last 2 consecutive series of the season(Texas in games 160,61,62) to capture the division crown.  Sure, it will be close to impossible to overcome a 2-0 series deficit to with Justin Verlander looming in game 5.  But this team has demonstrated time and time again that they play best with nothing to lose and its back against the wall. Consequently, the Athletics prolong their season and extend this series to a 4th game.

Hopefully some of you find this analysis to prove useful.  Then again, it is a baseball game, what do I know.

Nonetheless, the play seems to be a prime play on the:
ATHLETICS(-128)
GLTA


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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:53:38 AM
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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:59:41 AM
Tigers sweep!!! +$ it will happen that's what the books want you to think about Oakland! Everyone will hit them hard and lose!!! Tigers win and rest and wait for the next team it will happen!!!
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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:49:05 AM
Tigers are not the same team on the road and they are lucky to have won game 2 if it hadn't been for Crisp trying to show off the series would be tied.  I am a big Tiger fan and i have watched them all year and this is a spoy where they lose most of the time and even though i want them to win the series it won't be today so i'm taking Oak -1.5 final score something like 5-2
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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:16:05 AM
Do not waste your money, just bet on A´s and Reds
No way Sf wins this one
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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:24:23 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by yankieeefan:

Do not waste your money, just bet on A´s and Reds
No way Sf wins this one
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:54:27 PM

Oak wins, they not going out without a fight, they are the division title leaders for a reason, look what happened to Texas, they lost to Baltimore, did they even try, lol, well Oak will definitely try tonight not to get swept like the Rangers did on their final 3 games of the season that cost them the Division title, and Oakland will not let that happen, just had a very good year to lose at home in front of their fans, it's going back to 5 with Verlander finishing it up!!!! Thank You

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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:08:15 PM
give me +$ vs a guy comin off an injury who hasnt pitched in 3 weeks.  and that guy is brett anderson.  a .500 pitcher who has thrown 35 innings all year.  best part about him is he doesnt walk batters but its not like he is a top tier pitcher.  nor is sanchez but at least the guy has 200 ip's under his belt.  oak gets swept.  like sf to steal one as well.  tigers(+122) and sf(+130) and over 8 +142 in det(bought it up) and under 8 -145 in sf (bought it up)
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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:37:24 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by RollSparty:



I find it largely improbable that a team as resilient as the Athletics have been this year that they will suddenly collapse and get swept in this spot.  The A's have surmounted the loss of Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson(for most of the season), Bartolo Colon, and Dallas Braden. 

This team pitches well, takes pitches and gets the count up quickly, and hit when they need to. 

This formula, equipped with a rowdy raucous Coliseum crowd that plays largely to the A's advantage(-foul territory, weird ballpark dimensions).  While these ballpark intangibles can work against the A's offense, home field advantage could be huge here. 

Thats not all you say?  The one bonafide ace of the Athletics consistently stellar, yet interchangeable, pitching staff  returns to pitch the biggest game of his career.  This is absolutely a statement game for Brett Anderson to showcase his stuff to the rest of the baseball public who may be unfamiliar with this pitcher's talent.  I imagine an Anderson stat line to look something along the lines of 6 ip, 2 runs, 4 hits, 6 k's, 3 bb's at which case Manager Bob Melvin turns it over to his extremely effective bullpen.  Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour at the back end of the pen will not falter consecutive games facing elimination. 

Which means it comes down to the A's offense needing to score more than 3 runs or so, at home where they are comfortable and thrive.  This team has had the best record in baseball since July 1st, and trailed Texas by 5 games with 9 to play.  Not only did they hold off the Angels, but they sweep the last 2 consecutive series of the season(Texas in games 160,61,62) to capture the division crown.  Sure, it will be close to impossible to overcome a 2-0 series deficit to with Justin Verlander looming in game 5.  But this team has demonstrated time and time again that they play best with nothing to lose and its back against the wall. Consequently, the Athletics prolong their season and extend this series to a 4th game.

Hopefully some of you find this analysis to prove useful.  Then again, it is a baseball game, what do I know.

Nonetheless, the play seems to be a prime play on the:
ATHLETICS(-128)
GLTA




A good analysis as I was thinking along the same lines. Growing up with the A's in Kansas City, I still am fond of the team and have continued to follow them. I was impressed with their recent comeback and I think that I am putting my money on them tonight.
GL Gents...Enjoy the game.
BTW: I'm channeling the ghost of Charlie Finley.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:57:51 PM

Tough one here. Detroit kind of stinks on the road, Anderson coming off the oblique injury, Sanchez has been pitching pretty well of late...

I like Oakland here, I think the place will be rocking and the A's, like the Orioles, are very resilient. Anderson worries be though....both because of the injury and the fact that his success before the injury was mostly against bad teams. 

A's -1.5 +150. Probably would take the Over 7 as well, I see the bats coming alive for both teams. 
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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:02:39 PM
3. Oakland has started a series 0-2 eight times and never come back to win. Stats by cover!!!
Just saying keep it in mind!
* Under is 5-1 in DeMuths last six Tuesday games behind home plate vs. Oakland.
* Home team is 5-1 in DeMuths last six games behind home plate vs. Detroit.
* Under is 3-1-1 in DeMuths last five Tuesday games behind home plate.
* Under is 7-3-2 in DeMuths last 12 games behind home plate.
* Athletics are 2-5 in their last seven games with DeMuth behind home plate.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:59:32 PM
Sparty....I wanted to send a shout out and a ^5 to you man cause that write up was so $$$$$ it convinced me to jump on board and roll with A'S tonite man.I was leaning on them already but it was a wrap after reading your piece.Keep up the good work and i look forward to reading down the road.Hey how do you see the rest of the series panning out???
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