Game 2014.79 Postgame: Tigers 5, Athletics 4.

That ending was like a never-ending buffet for a diehard’s soul.

Austin Jackson’s nine pitch walk was Sean Doolittle’s second walk issued this year. Doolittle had only allowed 1 walk against 56 strikeouts in 39 IPs this year. Those are video game numbers.

Then Rajai Davis stepped up, and took a curve for a ball.

Then this. The Ultimate Slam (down 3, walk off).

(I tried to embed the video, but couldn’t figure it out. If anyone knows, please explain).

I was able, however, to load up Dan’s call. This gave me goose bumps when I heard it live.

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Enjoy. (you’ll need to turn your speakers up, still working out the kinks over here)



  1. Coleman

    June 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Hmm, the video gets an error 404.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      June 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      Video link should be fixed.

  2. Coleman

    June 30, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    That picture warms the heart though.

  3. StorminNorman$

    July 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’ll admit, I cashed it in after the Chamberlain fail… but I saw the replays this morning…amazing! Article says Doolittle (who’s blown his last two saves) threw 9 straight fastballs to AJackson for his BB…commendable AB for Jackson – obviously the stars aligned for DET in the 9th.

    Nice to see ‘other teams’ embracing the ‘closer-implosion’ craze.

    A’s have clearly been the top team in AL this year…so far, but there’s a lot that can happen in the 2nd half of a season. Some interesting info in this Schoenfield article:

  4. StorminNorman$

    July 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Trivia: The Athletics have allowed three game-ending grand slams since World War II, with two coming against Detroit. In 1983, Lance Parrish hit one off Jeff Jones, who is now Detroit’s pitching coach.