Let's get the obvious out of the way: The A's strike out a ton. Max Scherzer strikes out more hitters than anyone in baseball. The A's are striking out against Max Scherzer -- five so far through four innings, with just one hit. Sometimes baseball is weird, and sometimes it's a magazine you've already read.
The Tigers have a 2-0 lead to support Scherzer, getting the first run in the third inning. Alex Avila doubled to lead off the inning, and he was moved to third on a sacrifice. Austin Jackson made the sac bunt superfluous, though, singling to left for the Tigers' first RBI hit since Game 1.
And in the fourth, this happened:
You really shouldn't pitch him there.
Rookie A.J. Griffin has allowed six hits, and he hasn't walked or struck out a batter.