Originally posted on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 10/6/12
And no reset button Oakland vs. DETROITHere's the biggest single problem with picking the A's to survive: Justin Verlander. The best starting pitcher in baseball gets the ball in Game One, and while Jarrod Parker is all kinds of tough and talented and ready... he's just, well, not Justin Verlander. So the Tigers are going to win Game One.The second biggest problem for the A's is that they are going to run Tommy Milone out there in Game Two, and the soft-tossing lefty is deadly at home, but not so good on the road. He's opposed by Doug Fister, who is a lot better than his record indicates, and well, hey presto. 2-0 Tigers, holding serve at home. Not too encouraging there, either.Game Three gets a little more manageable, as Anibal Sanchez is very hittable and the A's will be at home and welcoming back Brett Anderson. So it's not going to be a sweep. But Game Four sees the A's turning to A.J. Griffin, last seen piddling all over himself in the AL West winning game against the Rangers,...
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