Josh Reddick voice of grumpy A's

Oakland Athletics Josh Reddick reacts after striking out in the third inning against the Detroit...

Oakland Athletics Josh Reddick reacts after striking out in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series in Detroit, Michigan October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

MORRIS DALLA COSTA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:15 PM ET

Of all the memorable things that happened in the first two games of the Detroit Tigers-Oakland A's American League Division Series, the most consistent is how little Josh Reddick is happy with.

Being down 2-0 in the best-of-five series going is enough to make any Oakland player unhappy but Reddick has taken it upon himself to become the voice of all that's grumpy on the A's.

Reddick was asked how good Tigers' pitcher Justin Verlander was in Game 1. Verlander struck out Reddick with a 98 MPH fastball on the corner of the plate.

"First of all, I don't believe it was a strike," he said.

He then said Verlander benefitted from a wide strike zone because of who he is, the defending AL Cy Young winner.

Reddick struck out three times in the opener.

Reddick was at it again in Game 2. After he struck out against Doug Fister, he fired the bat towards the dugout, earning a long look from home plate umpire Mark Wegner.

After striking out a second time against Fister, he hung onto the bat and waited until he got into the corridor to the clubhouse before smashing it against the wall and throwing it.

Reddick struckout three times Sunday before he hit what looked to be a game-winning home run in the eighth inning. The Tigers rallied for the walk-off win.

He wasn't done yet. Reddick voiced his displeasure at Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque's actions after he got Yoenis Cepedes for a big out in the ninth inning. Cepedes hit the ball back to Alburquerque, who kissed it before throwing it to first.

Reddick said the move "got under his skin."

"I didn't appreciate it," Reddick said. "I think that's immature and not very professional."

Yeah, sort of like having a hissy fit when you strike out six times.


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