John Kruk wasn’t a big fan of the approach the Oakland A’s took at the plate against the Detroit Tigers in Game 4. In fact, he criticized them on “Baseball Tonight” for taking big hacks in key spots late in the game instead of just trying to deliver an RBI with the team down 5-4.
It wasn’t Kruk’s analysis that was off; he actually made some fair points. What was weird was his parlance.
For some reason, Kruk kept referring to it as a “4-run home run” instead of “grand slam.” Now maybe he was using a cliche to say the A’s were trying to do the impossible, but I’ve always referred to that as a “5-run home run,” because such a thing doesn’t exist.
Hey Kruk, the good news is the Tigers got a 1-run home run from Victor Martinez earlier in the game to tie it up.