And give the Tigers massive credit for exploiting the A's inadequacies. When a guy can't throw strikes, one needs to pounce with immediacy on 2 and 0 or 3 and 1 pitches. Brandon Inge did as much and owned Zito like he was a pet. So did Ivan Rodriguez and a host of other no-names much of the country doesn’t know yet. This Tiger team is for real, so get used to saying their names repeatedly. Last night, they looked poised to make a mockery of this little nasty affair.

Bight spots? Another twilight game in Oakland with booze-happy baseball fans who really love the A's. Perhaps they might show up and give the folks a reason to cheer.

SFist Kevin, contributing