Talent has never been a question for Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp. As one of the more speedy players in the game, Crisp can be a pitchers nightmare when on base. Of course, staying on base is the problem for the oft-injured Crisp, who again is dealing with a nagging issue, this time muscle cramping.
Crisp told Susan Slusser Friday night that he was dealing with some muscle cramping in Game 1 of the Athletics’ ALDS against the Detroit Tigers, though, suggested he doesn’t feel it will hamper him come Saturday’s Game 2.
Crisp had some muscle cramping late in game he said.
Facing a 1-0 series deficit with Tigers ace Justin Verlander on the mound, a low scoring game could be in the works. That of course could play into Crisp’s speed advantage, though if he’s clearly not feeling right, that could be a problem for the Athletics.
In five games against the Tigers this season, Crisp has two steals.