Originally written October 09, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Ever since the the Tigers shoved a knife in the hearts of the A’s and their fans Tuesday by rallying in Game 4 to tie the ALDS, the hot storyline in the series has been surrounding who would get the start in the deciding Game 5 for the A’s: rookie Sonny Gray or 40-year-old Bartolo Colon. It’s Colon’s scheduled start in the postseason rotation, but Gray was lights out in Game 2. Thursday afternoon was when Bob Melvin’s decision was expected to be announced. Thursday afternoon has now passed us. And… hopefully you like your eggs Sonny side up. Sonny Gray will start Game 5 for the #Athletics. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) October 9, 2013 Either way, the A’s are sending to the mound a pitcher who has impressed in their own ways this season. Colon at his age has turned the heads of many with his suspicious surprising 18-6 record and second lowest ERA (2.65) in the AL and has emerged as the A’s alpha dog in the rotation. Gray, only a rookie, has been a rock ever since being inserted to ...

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