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Game 20: Because we arent using that cursed one twice 98

I’m not letting that stink of a last game thread stick around here.

We are again in progress, but at least this time we are scoreless.

A’s vs this guy:

Wojo loved his baseball

Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

98 thoughts on “Game 20: Because we arent using that cursed one twice

  1. colin colin Apr 26,2015 1:22 pm

    Crap, I’ll go delete mine.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 1:23 pm || Up

      LOL-you beat me by like 30 seconds from killing this one.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. colin colin Apr 26,2015 1:24 pm

    Fellow NRAFs — it’s the mlb.tv free game of the day!

  3. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 1:24 pm

    I hadn’t remembered Max Gail in anything other than Barney Miller, but I just saw him in the movie 42.

    There is always a score.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 1:27 pm || Up

      Same.

      On a related note: if anyone had bothered to tell me Ron Glass was in Firefly I would have watched it years ago.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. colin colin Apr 26,2015 1:25 pm

    Question 1: Does Ryan Cook get into this game?
    Question 1a: How many Astros does he walk?

    • colin colin Apr 26,2015 3:17 pm || Up

      Yes and zero.

      I really hope that Cook comes back strong. I’ve been down on him lately, but I remember when I first saw him pitch for the A’s and I was pretty sure that his slider was actually unhittable.

      • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 3:44 pm || Up

        We could sure use a good cookie.

        Were Hinch and Chavez on the same squad? I think so…

        There is always a score.
        • colin colin Apr 26,2015 5:38 pm || Up

          Yeah, Chavez talked about it a bit during the broadcast. He said that even when Hinch was still playing, everyone thought that he would be a manager some day.

      • andeux andeux Apr 26,2015 5:16 pm || Up

        Cook’s performance was probably the highlight of this game.
        He looked great, 94-95, hiting his spots.

        TINSTAAFK
  5. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 1:25 pm

    Things I am tired of:

    That Blake Griffin Roman commercial. If we are going to see that 5 times a game all year I may need to invest in plush toys to throw at the TV.

    Jed Lowrie. Where are the airmailed throws? Where are the called strike 3’s and that disdainful look atthe ump as he walks back to the dugout leaving 2 on?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  6. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 1:29 pm

    Historical or hysterical? Chavvy says the Astros have never swept the A’s.

    There is always a score.
    • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 2:12 pm || Up

      I’m gonna go with historically hysterical.

      There is always a score.
  7. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 1:29 pm

    Wow-we are on the other side here folks:

    For those of you reading this later: our color guy has been pointing something out that is almost insightful and interesting. (Pom Pom’s curve is starting too low so the hitters arent offering at it)

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. colin colin Apr 26,2015 1:42 pm

    That was very well struck!

  9. colin colin Apr 26,2015 1:53 pm

    This inning is pretty FKing annoying so far.

  10. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 2:19 pm

    Yeah, blue, you DO suck. Little punk-ass.

    There is always a score.
    • colin colin Apr 26,2015 2:23 pm || Up

      Last two balls to Springer didn’t miss by much either. 95% of the time, you’d get that call on 3-0.

  11. colin colin Apr 26,2015 2:42 pm

    Getting those three runs back felt very satisfying.

  12. bear88 Apr 26,2015 3:58 pm

    It would be nice to squeeze out a close game for a change.

    Oh, great. Base hit to start the ninth.

  13. bear88 Apr 26,2015 4:00 pm

    The runner would have been safe anyway. Great. Two guys on, including the fast Altuve, nobody out.

  14. bear88 Apr 26,2015 4:04 pm

    Walk Lowrie.

    • andeux andeux Apr 26,2015 6:00 pm || Up

      Walked Lowrie 4 times in this series, all with men on, two of them intentional and at least one of the other two seemed like a pitch-around.

      All four times the runner(s) in front of Lowrie scored, and 3 of the 4 times Lowrie ended up scoring too.

      TINSTAAFK
  15. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 4:19 pm

    Pbthhh.

    There is always a score.
  16. bear88 Apr 26,2015 4:22 pm

    It’s never very good to combine mediocrity, bad luck and a bullpen that can’t close games.

    But at least Addison Russell is living up to the hype.

  17. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 4:32 pm

    This time last year it was all Johnson’s fault. This year, we’re blowing it by committee.

    There is always a score.
  18. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 4:42 pm

    We should’ve stuck with Colin’s thread.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 4:55 pm

    good news! we found the low point of the season in april!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 5:12 pm

    one weekend ass whooping and the palce is a ghost town?

    What about tat man?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Apr 26,2015 5:27 pm || Up

      I’m kinda just tired of the games playing out the same way pretty much everytime. Not much to say when the reaction is just, “Yup, this again.”

    • colin colin Apr 26,2015 5:40 pm || Up

      The A’s are on a pretty bad slide right now, and bullpen losses are always super frustrating. But losing to the Astros really doesn’t make me as angry as losses to the Royals and Angels. Maybe a year from now when Houston is defending AL West champion I’ll be able to work up some hate, but I still find them kind of lovable.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 6:12 pm || Up

        something bugs me about Jed. I think its that he took a relatively cheap deal. why couldn’t he have stuck around to play 2nd?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • lenscrafters Apr 26,2015 6:17 pm || Up

          Well everyone seemed to hate him even though he was the best A’s shortstop since Tejada. Must be the ‘furd thing.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 6:27 pm || Up

            I didn’t like his defense, but I was happy he was on the team.

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 7:11 pm || Up

            I would have liked him a lot more at 2nd. And if he was playing likehe is right now, or in ’13, vshow he ended up last year.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 27,2015 10:05 am || Up

        It’s the major league leading six bullpen losses that are getting to me

        • colin colin Apr 27,2015 10:19 am || Up

          Irritating point #1: The A’s bullpen has the worst Win Probability Added (-2.23) in baseball, by a large margin.
          Irritating point #2: The Royals bullpen has the best WPA (+2.27) in baseball, by a large margin.

    • ptbnl Apr 26,2015 6:39 pm || Up

      The season is going to require heavy drinking, and I’m now 15 gallons closer to meeting that requirement.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 6:47 pm || Up

        woohoo

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 6:47 pm || Up

        we really need a Saturday afternoon game in your garage

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • ptbnl Apr 26,2015 7:26 pm || Up

          Absolutely! Let’s look for dates.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 26,2015 7:32 pm || Up

            I thought you guys were married.

            There is always a score.
        • ptbnl Apr 26,2015 8:41 pm || Up

          May 23rd @ Rays or June 6th @ Red Sox are both 1:05 starts.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 9:15 pm || Up

            I think the 6th is good. Maybe the 23rd. I have to look at the rain out schedule for the kids

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 26,2015 11:35 pm || Up

            If many are invited I may be in the area the weekend of the 6th-7th. Will know for sure over the next week.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 27,2015 7:47 am || Up

              I’m inviting myself, then not showing up.

          • ptbnl May 2,2015 4:24 pm || Up

            The 6th looks better for me now, and I’ve also been instructed requested to brew a batch of Pliny the Elder for a mid-July birthday, so the timing would be perfect.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2015 8:48 pm

    Was following along on at bat and when I saw they had two on in the ninth just said “lol” and turned it off. Too obvious what would happen.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2015 9:35 pm || Up

      heh.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 26,2015 11:03 pm || Up

      Lawrie sure didn’t help, but can’t blame Clippard for that double. Ball was brim-high.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 10:04 am

    Venditte currently tossing a one-hit shutout in a spot start.

  23. elcroata elcroata Apr 28,2015 10:23 am

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • dmoas Apr 28,2015 11:02 am || Up

      Can they pay me a few million not to play for them? I’d gladly accept.

      • elcroata elcroata Apr 28,2015 11:13 am || Up

        With Vernon Wells, the outfield is full. Can you not play infield, too?

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 28,2015 11:22 am || Up

          Joe Blanton is off the payroll so there’s room on the mound too.

          Huh, Blanton is with the Royals’ AAA team in Omaha. It sets up a Blanton vs. Zito duel at some point.

        • ptbnl Apr 28,2015 12:01 pm || Up

          Isn’t he off the payroll now?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 28,2015 7:04 pm || Up

        Heck, I’d not play for them for a few thou.

        There is always a score.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 1:41 pm

    The starting pitcher in three of our next five games is still TBA. I have to assume that Hahn makes one of those or they would have retroactively DLed him by now.

    • colin colin Apr 28,2015 1:46 pm || Up

      They could still retroactively DL him and call up someone else if Hahn is unable to pitch, right?

    • elcroata elcroata Apr 28,2015 1:56 pm || Up

      The Brett Anderson? Suddenly much less brittle

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 3:14 pm || Up

        Tenuous Barry Announcement.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • James V. James V. Apr 28,2015 1:56 pm || Up

      Chavez and Pomeranz are in there, but I’m guessing their dates aren’t set yet.

      Looks like I’ll probably get to see Gray pitch in Seattle on the 9th, and Felix on the 10th. I’ll be sitting a few rows from the field on the A’s side for that one.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 1:58 pm || Up

        Nice. I have the front rowsies tomorrow for TBA vs. TBA. Should be a helluva duel.

    • James V. James V. Apr 28,2015 1:57 pm || Up

      SuSlu just said Hahn pitches tomorrow. Chavez might pitch Thursday.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 2:03 pm || Up

        Hmm, she’s also suggesting they might pitch Chavez on Thursday, presumably to push Kazmir into the next series.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 3:16 pm || Up

          I would subscribe to that magazine. After last year Kaz should never be allowed to see a slegnA uniform again, let alone pitch against them.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • elcroata elcroata Apr 28,2015 10:36 pm || Up

      Clearly a misprint. TBA is to be followed by TCA…

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 11:08 pm || Up

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  25. mother pucker Apr 28,2015 5:09 pm

    http://www.halosheaven.com/2015/4/28/8511283/shattered-changes-at-halos-heaven

    What exactly went down over at that cesspool of hate?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 5:14 pm || Up

      So he was the Stones while everyone else was the Beatles, but also punk rock while the internet was disco and everyone else liked the Stones. Got it.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 5:20 pm || Up

        He can say whatever the hell he wants. He was always the Rhoda to our Mary.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • James V. James V. Apr 28,2015 5:27 pm || Up

      You can see a good deal of stuff in the latest Grill.

    • ptbnl Apr 28,2015 8:58 pm || Up

      Given the Rev’s role cheer-leading the purging of AN, the complaints about SBN over there are pretty hilarious.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  26. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 5:34 pm

    Ok-just to confirm..Even with MLB.TV premium I cant get A’s games if i am in the “local area” right?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 28,2015 5:57 pm || Up

      Mentioned in that LA Times article last week…why don’t you give Unlocator the free 7-day trial and report back (assuming you’re not using one of the devices noted at the top of that page).

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 6:08 pm || Up

        I still have my cable so for now I am holding off. But Im starting to price stuff. And I just saw a note that the eldest Ace can get like 35% off as a college student.

        Related-I was given the official news from him today. I am now the proud dad of a Beaver come this Sept!

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 28,2015 6:15 pm || Up

          Where will you find all that orange and black clothing? Cuz that’s what you need to add to your wardrobe. Boo! I thought you’d insist on Ducks Green and Yellow.

          On the TV thing, I’d buy a one-month subscription to MLB.tv at the same time you start the Unlocator trial. If it works, swell, and if not, doing the month-by-month rather than annual would limit your cost. Unlocator sounds more reliable/less frustrating than some of the other trickery people try to bypass the blocking.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 28,2015 6:27 pm || Up

          Congrats to the Aces family, and condolences on the wardrobe.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 6:32 pm || Up

            Thank you both. And actually it is sort of a sick thing right now. Our high school is Orange and Black. Im doing everything in my power to remind him that schools are different than the pro teams you always care for. (and in his defense, he is very uninterested in sports. He will be living on campus with free access to football tickets and I put the over under on games he will go to at 1. And I am VERY tempted to take the under.)

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 28,2015 6:34 pm || Up

      hola, friend

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 6:36 pm || Up

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2015 6:52 pm || Up

          My god. That’s the perfect picture of his voice.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 28,2015 6:38 pm || Up

        It’s funny, for someone who downloads a lot of music and movies and doesnt always pay full retail..This whole part just seems scary to me. Dont know why-I know people do it all the time.

        I will report back if and when I give it a whirl.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • ptbnl Apr 28,2015 8:45 pm || Up

        works like a charm

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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