Parker, Milone tabbed for Games 1, 2; Anderson hopes he’s next

Samuel:

I can’t contain my excitement for this. I’ve already started planning where I’ll be and when when the A’s come home. It’s going to be a lot of travel and I’m lucky my schedule right now works out for it.

Originally posted on Major Lee-ague:

DETROIT — The hearty A’s will start their improbable playoff run away from home, in front of what’s sure to be a raucous crowd in chilly temperatures at Comerica Park, against a stacked Tigers lineup they’ve decided to entrust a pair of rookies to handle.

Manager Bob Melvin likes their chances.

The A’s skipper has decided to start right-handed rookie Jarrod Parker in Game 1 of the AL Division Series on Saturday, with another rookie, lefty Tommy Milone, getting the nod in Game 2 opposite Doug Fister. No announcement has been made for the ensuing games, though a healthy Brett Anderson seems the likely choice for Tuesday’s start, with young righty A.J. Griffin a strong bet for Wednesday’s potential Game 4.

“We were comfortable with either,” Melvin said of Parker and Milone from Comerica Park on Friday. “We’ll keep Parker on turn. He’s been pitching well here recently. Both of…

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