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GIFs and your tweets recap A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 1

Oct 4, 2013, 11:54 PM PDT

Here’s the first game of the A’s-Tigers American League Division Series in .GIF form. We’re using fan tweets to demonstrate the raw emotions of the game. There were a lot of fun overreactions on Twitter. Special thanks to Carmen Kiew for her assistance on the .GIFs.

Bartolo Colon gets off to a rough start. He allows three runs on four hits.  

Daric Barton misses a ball hit by Alex Avila that allows the Tigers to score their third run: 


A’s go down in order in the first: 

Yoenis Cespedes hits a one-out triple in the second inning:

Josh Reddick can’t drive home Cespedes and the A’s don’t score:

Colon shuts down the Tigers in the second and third innings: 


Barton strikes out in the third inning:

Max Scherzer strikes out the side in the fourth inning:


Josh Reddick strikes out for a second time. Scherzer ends up finishing the top of the fifth with nine strikeouts:

Reddick throws out Victor Martinez as he tries to score on a single. Everybody likes Reddick again:


Before the bottom of the seventh, TBS accidentally cut to an episode of Seinfeld: 

Cespedes smashes a ball into the left field bleachers and the crowd goes absolutely bonkers. Tigers lead trimmed to 3-2: 


Cespedes giveth and Cespedes taketh away. He whiffed on a ball hit to left field by Martinez that would have been the third out. Sean Doolittle ended up striking out Avila to end the frame:


Doolittle lets out his inner fire after striking out Jose Iglesias to end the top of the ninth. Doolittle threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out three batters: 


The A’s dropped the game 3-2. They struck out 16 times, which is an Oakland postseason record. Here’s a palate cleanser to cheer you up for tomorrow. 


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