Coco Crisp Makes Amends And Athletics Will Live to See Another Day
One game after Coco Crisp’s costly error against the Tigers in game two, he made up for those mistakes with a huge play in game three.
With the home field advantaged Athletics getting to play their first game at home, and after singling and scoring the opening run, Crisp made an amazing catch, possibly robbing Prince Fielder of a game-tying home run in the top of the second. As pointed out by Grant Brisbee, this catch was the only flyball Brett Anderson would allow in his six innings of work:
It was only Brett Anderson’s seventh start of the season, but it was in the biggest game of the A’s season. Anderson gave up only two hits in six innings of work while striking out six before the bullpen took over to preserve the 2-0 lead.
Tomorrow, AJ Griffin will try and prove that his season, which saw him pitch for three different levels, wasn’t a fluke while the dual-colored eyes of Max Scherzer. Scherzer lead the league in K/9 and had a 2.53 ERA since June 17, so Wednesday should prove difficult.