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Game 90-92 Blue jays 131

Mengden after the break.

We all saw that coming.

131 thoughts on “Game 90-92 Blue jays

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:16 pm

    oooo, just remembered I can listen to Jerry Howreth

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  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:17 pm

    careless whisper is back

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    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:45 pm || Up

      lol, Bob Melvin approves.

    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:51 pm || Up

      Does Kelly post here? Cuz BB RK news…

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2016 6:00 am || Up

        the most active of our era people post in a facebook group called the lounge.

        would mean face book for you

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        • critter critter Jul 16,2016 8:26 pm || Up

          Just saw this- ty. But I don’t do facebook. I follow her on Twitter but rarely log in. Guess I’ll have to reach her.

          • critter critter Jul 16,2016 8:28 pm || Up

            This site is just being cruel not letting me edit, lol.
            “have to” “to reach her”.

  3. andeux andeux Jul 15,2016 7:18 pm

    Slusser sez we will be seeing lots of Healy and Smolinski, less of Crisp and maybe Valencia. Sounds good to me (and less Butler please). Healy (like Mengden) wasn’t on anyone’s top 10 A’s prospects at the beginning of the year, but killed it at both AA and AAA. Unfortunately the other hitting prospects haven’t done well enough so far to rate a promotion.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:22 pm || Up

      can smolinski play center?

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      • andeux andeux Jul 15,2016 7:23 pm || Up

        We are about to find out.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:27 pm || Up

          he played one game there before the break but as i recall wasn’t tested

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 15,2016 7:31 pm || Up

      The front office told Melvin “go ahead and play Coco as much as you want, he’ll break eventually and won’t get close to 130 games”. But now they are getting nervous about it.

  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:22 pm

    small ball?

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  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:41 pm

    alanso saw the papers

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  6. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 7:59 pm

    naturally, hit ground out walk walk wildpitch

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  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 8:08 pm

    his last hr as an athletic

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 15,2016 8:13 pm || Up

      I think Reddick will last the entire homestand, the hope being somebody’s LH-hitting outfielder gets hurt in the next 10 days to two weeks. Hill is the one who must be dealt ASAP.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 8:15 pm || Up

        that is why he is not starting, yeah?

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        • Soaker Soaker Jul 15,2016 8:21 pm || Up

          I’d think some trace of the “blister” would still be visible…unless it never existed at all :-O . They bought themselves a couple extra days.

    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 8:44 pm || Up

      Hush your mouth! And hi!

    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 9:47 pm || Up

      NOOOOO. Mabybe.

  8. doctorK doctorK Jul 15,2016 8:17 pm

    Sometimes, men have to die.

  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 8:22 pm

    now hendriks will show them what they are missing

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  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 8:33 pm

    blue jays radio says semien checked up and that this one is a ball too

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  11. doctorK doctorK Jul 15,2016 8:34 pm

    Probably wouldn’t make a difference in the game outcome, but good R’hllor this umpire sucks.

    • andeux andeux Jul 15,2016 8:55 pm || Up

      He was paid off by nefarious Canadian gamblers.

      TINSTAAFK
  12. doctorK doctorK Jul 15,2016 8:36 pm

    Suck It Russell Martin.

  13. critter critter Jul 15,2016 8:38 pm

    I can live with a loss tonight but not tomorrow.

  14. critter critter Jul 15,2016 8:42 pm

    Someone please remind me to bring the chickens in at 9 Pm. Thanks!

  15. andeux andeux Jul 15,2016 8:59 pm

    My interest in seeing what the rookies can do does not extend to Andrew Triggs.

    TINSTAAFK
  16. critter critter Jul 15,2016 9:35 pm

    Wait, why was Mengden taken out? Pitch count?

  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 9:48 pm

    blue jays guy are worried

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  18. mother pucker Jul 15,2016 9:54 pm

    Arrived at gym and stopped listening as it was 7-3. Just got home. This is nice.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 9:55 pm || Up

      yet mark wegner is not having a good game

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 15,2016 10:05 pm || Up

        Jays TV guys said he has been “pretty consistent”. Consistently screwing us I say…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • doctorK doctorK Jul 15,2016 10:07 pm || Up

          Consistently shitty.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 10:13 pm || Up

            that is how my supervisor defended me to a coach who complained about my umpiring when I was 14 years old.

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            • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:17 pm || Up

              We’re probably both stronger now- let’s beat him up!

              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 10:20 pm || Up

                the kids I was umpiring were 11, it was so dumb

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    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 9:58 pm || Up

      Innit? But then there’s the bullpen.

    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:04 pm || Up

      Just found poop between the letters J an K on my keyboard. Pigeon jokes suck.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 10:14 pm || Up

        have you seen the new john doe book? haven’t read it yet myself

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        • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:16 pm || Up

          No, tell me more.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 10:19 pm || Up

            compilation of remembrances by people in the LA scene in the 70/80s edited by john doe. sounds fun.

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  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 9:56 pm

    not excited by dull going 2

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  20. mother pucker Jul 15,2016 10:01 pm

    Is it fair of Ray to call Donaldson and is .420 OBP “always aggressive”? As I type this, I guess the answer is “yes”?

  21. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 15,2016 10:17 pm

    Suck it Canada!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2016 10:17 pm

    never in doubt

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    • critter critter Jul 15,2016 10:22 pm || Up

      HAAAHHH! I mean, I believe in Stephen Vogt.

  23. ptbnl Jul 16,2016 12:27 am

    Apparently tomorrow is Hello Kitty Bobblehead day, and I have the front row seats with my father-in-law. Anyone want a pair of HKBs?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • critter critter Jul 16,2016 1:07 am || Up

      I’d like one but I live out in the boonies. Of course I’d pay shipping but I understand if someone else wants it and lives locally.
      Though I love cats and the A’s and Japan and it is my birthday.
      But for real I don’t want to make it a hassle for ya so don’t worry about it in that case.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2016 6:01 am || Up

        my phone is going to remind me

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      • ptbnl Jul 16,2016 9:22 am || Up

        One is yours – just send an address to jdborrill at lbl dot gov.

        Any takers for the other? Jennifer?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2016 10:53 am || Up

          Lil Miss Aces would love it if available.

          I’ll shoot you my new address.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • critter critter Jul 16,2016 12:15 pm || Up

          Sent. I’m a little embarrassed I so shamelessly used my bday. But I’m excited about the bobblehead!
          Thanks again ptbnl.

          • ptbnl Jul 16,2016 4:32 pm || Up

            Received, and 2 bobbleheads in hand that will go out next week.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 16,2016 8:28 pm || Up

      I thought I saw you when everybody stood up with two outs in the 9th.

  24. lenscrafters Jul 16,2016 11:11 am

    Really wish the A’s made a play for Yulieski Gourriel. He’s 31, but he legitimately hit .500/589/.874 in Cuba last year with 15 home runs over 49 games. And drew 33 BBs to 3 Ks. That’s insane.

  25. andeux andeux Jul 16,2016 1:34 pm

    Against this lineup, Darwin Barney and Josh Thole should not be the ones who kill you.

    TINSTAAFK
  26. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2016 1:45 pm

    Sonny is working on things. If this was March, no big deal…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2016 1:45 pm

    Krushed!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. andeux andeux Jul 16,2016 1:53 pm

    RYON FKIN’ HEALY!

    TINSTAAFK
  29. lenscrafters Jul 16,2016 2:41 pm

    Sonny looks pretty bad.

    • ptbnl Jul 16,2016 4:32 pm || Up

      Yeah – not impressive.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  30. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Jul 16,2016 3:49 pm

    Baseball is such a weird game.

    There is always a score.
  31. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2016 3:54 pm

    la victoire

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2016 5:13 pm

    never in doubt. Unlike the 16-15 nailbiter I just played at san quentin

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 16,2016 7:34 pm || Up

      I’m imagining Shortstop Ed looking nervously into the other team’s dugout as his former clients are sharpening their spikes, Ty Cobb style.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2016 8:34 pm || Up

        i do have people there, but none have yard with gp. the are at reception awaiting final destination.

        the guys on the team are nice.

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        • Soaker Soaker Jul 16,2016 9:23 pm || Up

          “Final destination”…probably a phrase that ought to be avoided there.

  33. critter critter Jul 16,2016 8:10 pm

    I light heartily said they’d better win because of my birthday. Then immediately started to obsess over how many Toronto fans were also celebrating birthdays.

  34. MikeV MikeV Jul 16,2016 11:35 pm

    So all the Quakes needed was 2 red cards so they would be playing with 9 men, then they win their first game in 2 months.

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2016 1:01 am

    LOL Jairo Garcia

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2016 11:19 am || Up

      • doctorK doctorK Jul 17,2016 1:04 pm || Up

        I can’t watch this enough.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2016 3:23 pm || Up

          meh, rosales and norris are hard to look at

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          • doctorK doctorK Jul 17,2016 4:02 pm || Up

            They’re very easy to look at in other uniforms.

            • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 4:02 pm || Up

              Unlike a certain Blue Jays 3B.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2016 6:00 pm || Up

                I think the return is the problem. not his laundry. Billy beane was correct that Donaldson was not going to save 2015, and by this year, he would be one foot out the door anyway, but he had 2 years of MVP behavior and has had 2 more subsequent to that. getting sean nolin and kendal gravemen and brett lawrie was just dumb, but by July 17, 2016, we would have had very little of rain bringing to look forward to.

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                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2016 6:01 pm || Up

                  wow, that was a shitty sentence.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Jul 18,2016 10:09 am || Up

                  /the one thing you don’t want to hear from your favorite defense lawyer.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • sslinger Jul 18,2016 11:02 am || Up

                  Thank you, Karnak.

                • MikeV MikeV Jul 17,2016 8:22 pm || Up

                  Well hey, at least we turned around and dealt Lawrie for 2 nobodies.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

  36. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 12:01 pm

    I’m guessing the initials of Slusser’s “source” would be either BB or DF, so it’s nice to see that “Butler” and “designating him for assignment” are in the same sentence.

    The A’s will not try to add designated hitter Billy Butler’s contract into any trade this summer, according to a source. The team wants to maximize its talent for the future, and the $15 million left on Butler’s deal is not a consideration….With Butler relegated to platoon DH duty, at some point the club might have to consider designating him for assignment, although that might not happen this season.

  37. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 1:09 pm

    That was fast (TWSS).

  38. mother pucker Jul 17,2016 1:35 pm

    I guess this 15 day DL stint due to the blister is relatively better for Hill’s trade value than re-pulling his groin?

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 1:40 pm || Up

      It’s almost a positive. Nobody would think Hill has more than 10 starts remaining, and he’s not wasting them with the A’s.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 17,2016 3:13 pm || Up

        Yeah. I would have liked for him to have a showcase, but at least he is not damaged in a major way.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2016 1:51 pm

    Sounds like this game is going swimmingly.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 2:01 pm || Up

      It worked out pretty well for Triggs. He was en route to throwing 4 innings and then catching a plane to join the Sounds in Albuquerque tomorrow.

  40. mother pucker Jul 17,2016 2:50 pm

    In addition to being shut out by him, spelling your name “J.A.” and pronouncing it “Jay” is pretty f’ing annoying as well.

    • mother pucker Jul 17,2016 2:52 pm || Up

      Well, the spelling is now only slightly less annoying.

  41. mother pucker Jul 17,2016 3:01 pm

    Sorry, Jesse.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2016 3:08 pm || Up

      It’s quite pleasing that the pinch-hitter for Butler did the damage.

      • mother pucker Jul 17,2016 3:20 pm || Up

        Curious decision by Gibbons remove Happ there. At worst, you are left with Happ vs. Butler.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 17,2016 3:16 pm || Up

      It is nice that second half of the season JC is not just an Oakland thing.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  42. mother pucker Jul 17,2016 3:24 pm

    The borderline all-star SS colliding with the recently called up, and quasi exciting, 3B and knocking them both out for an extended time would have been a nice twist.

  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2016 3:27 pm

    ok, not only was it the confusing vince call on the foul pop, but he noted seemingly somewhere before he called the action that Davis and healy had collided. soon after the play he corrected that it was semien.

    Um vince, Black players don’t all look alike.

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  44. doctorK doctorK Jul 17,2016 4:00 pm

    That was bound to happen eventually.

  45. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Jul 17,2016 6:46 pm

    Who among us did not see that coming?

    There is always a score.
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2016 5:03 pm

    46 months in prison for the Cardinals exec who logged into the Astros’ scouting database by guessing a password of a former Cardinals employee (possibly Jeff Luhnow) who had moved to the Astros.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2016 6:46 pm || Up

      that sems like a lot for somone with no record. lots of downward departures available.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2016 11:06 pm || Up

        Yeah I agree. For fucking MLB scouting reports? He should’ve swindled $100 million instead and walked for time served.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2016 11:58 am || Up

        If we had a functioning Congress, I would hope that CFAA reform would be near the top of their agenda. It’s a little scary out there right now.

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