Games 113-114: The long-awaited and much-anticipated return of Yonder Alonso ← FREE KRAUT!

Games 113-114: The long-awaited and much-anticipated return of Yonder Alonso 85

Just a one-night quickie for the A’s and Mariners. Matt Joyce returns to the lineup tonight. Yonder bats in the #2 slot for the Mariners.

Tonight at 7:05: Ariel Miranda vs. Kendall Graveman.
Tomorrow at 12:35: Yovani Gallardo vs. Jharel Cotton (Mariners telecast/MLB Network).

85 thoughts on “Games 113-114: The long-awaited and much-anticipated return of Yonder Alonso

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 8,2017 5:25 pm

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 6:56 pm || Up

      I wouldn’t ordinarily be anti-union, but when MLB led by Sandy Alderson busted the umpires’ union back in 1999 I was pretty satisfied.

      • andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 7:28 pm || Up

        I seem to remember it led to some real on-field improvement, as umpires backed down a bit on the “respect mah authoritay” pigheadedness and were a little more willing to ask for help and change calls.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 7:46 pm || Up

          And led from that to acceptance of the current replay setup, which the pre-1999 umpires would have fought like hell.

  2. Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 7:15 pm

    We didn’t wait for the Raiders to destroy the turf in the outfield.

  3. Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 7:23 pm

    Not exactly a prodigious blow that was Khrushed, but I’ll take it.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 8,2017 7:32 pm || Up

      if martin is in the correct spot, its an out

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 8,2017 8:41 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 8:46 pm || Up

      That’s a good lyric. I don’t want to know what the real one is.

      TINSTAAFK
      • AV AV Aug 8,2017 10:12 pm || Up

        tied to an I.V. etc.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  5. andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 9:06 pm

    They just showed a closeup of someone putting free kraut on a hotdog.
    That’s the money shot.

    TINSTAAFK
  6. andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 9:16 pm

    Casilla comes in with two on in the 7th.
    Glen: Sometimes a save comes early in the game, or earlier than the 9th inning.
    He left out a word.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 9:20 pm || Up

      Contract, I know I know, but they aren’t seriously considering bringing Casilla back for spring training in 2018, I hope.

    • andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 9:22 pm || Up

      Bob has used 4 relievers to get 5 outs. I hope he doesn’t run Jairo back out for the 8th.

      TINSTAAFK
  7. Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 9:32 pm

    That looked like a bit of Semien Disease. Somebody make sure Chapman doesn’t get too close to him.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 9:35 pm || Up

      Leads to a weak-ass tying run this time though.

  8. andeux andeux Aug 8,2017 9:39 pm

    Chapman owes us a run.

    TINSTAAFK
  9. Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 10:07 pm

    And it’s looking like a Josh Smith kind of night.

  10. Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 10:28 pm

    Young A’s Team Gains Experience Battling in Close Game, or something like that.

  11. sslinger Aug 9,2017 11:18 am
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 11:27 am || Up

      This is really interesting, and kind of beautiful.

      • sslinger Aug 9,2017 11:40 am || Up

        Yeah, makes me want to root for him more. I loved that he threw in the joke from his mom.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 11:44 am || Up

          There was a piece about him early in the season, about how he is the rare A to actually live in Oakland and how much he loves it here. He seems like a very cool, down to earth guy.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 10,2017 9:26 am || Up

          Agreed. I realized while reading it just now that I have really ignored him as a player because of the ghosts of Trogdor, Donaldson, etc.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Aug 9,2017 12:06 pm || Up

        It always seemed bizarre that he could have such a powerful swing, and such a weak throwing arm. Knowing that it is some kind of mental block makes it … still bizarre, just in a different way. He’s worried about overthrowing the cutoff man?! Mate, that arm wouldn’t “voom” if you put 4 million volts through it.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 12:08 pm || Up

          The cutoff man keeps creeping closer to him. At some point he will be able to overthrow it.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 11:28 am

  13. andeux andeux Aug 9,2017 12:13 pm

    Magary is insufferable, but the why your team sucks series is sometimes worth it for the fan comments. This guy could be me:

    I begin every December seeing the 6-6 Bills at the bottom of the “IN THE HUNT” graphics and have repeatedly watched week 15 Ravens-Bengals games to root for the tie that’ll keep Buffalo’s 1% chance of making a wild card spot alive.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 1:02 pm || Up

      I don’t read Magary that much anymore, mostly because the current Deadspin is full of crap about professional video gaming or whatever every time I visit. I still really like his writing though.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 1:08 pm || Up
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 12:47 pm

    This is what you do when you don’t want to give the guy time to flush the drugs down the toilet, right?

  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 12:51 pm
  16. andeux andeux Aug 9,2017 2:21 pm

    I wonder what Keith Ginter is doing these days.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 9,2017 6:07 pm || Up

      Presumably working at camping surplus store.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 2:31 pm

    Hell of a catch by Gamel there

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 4:08 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 8:34 am || Up

      On;y $100! Half off SRP!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Aug 14,2017 1:23 pm || Up

      do you even maldon, bro?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 9,2017 4:12 pm

    These numbers seem low, tbh

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 9:55 am

    Trump vs. Sessions was enjoyable, and Trump vs. McConnell is even better. But the real fun will be Trump vs. Pence.

    • dmoas Aug 10,2017 10:00 am || Up

      I’m waiting for The United States vs Trump: Where the wallpaper matches the window.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 10:04 am || Up

        I’d reverse those for the criminal caption, unless that’s his Supreme Court appeal.

    • AV AV Aug 10,2017 7:36 pm || Up

      the practiced way pence can’t keep his eyes off trump though. part teenage crush, part idolatry. trump’s gotta love those pics in his daily positivity reports.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  21. sslinger Aug 10,2017 10:38 am
    • AV AV Aug 10,2017 12:39 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • sslinger Aug 10,2017 12:56 pm || Up

        Best start looking for comparable alternatives; Buffalo Trace? High West?

        • AV AV Aug 10,2017 7:28 pm || Up

          i go scotch myself.

          i mean, all the labels with the guys wearing skirts means LGBTQ-friendly, right?

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 6:22 pm || Up

      I have been doing this for about 6 weeks, but I call it the “I broke my right arm reach”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 1:33 pm

    Bro, what?

    Seriously: WHAT?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 3:19 pm || Up

      Nobody cares what trump says he can something something on 5th avenue something something.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 3:58 pm || Up

        We’ll be still be reading Trump Supporters Support Trump stories well into the first Gillibrand Administration

  23. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 3:25 pm

    I’d rather see olson get some hacks v lefties, Canha still has the reverse splits. not as pronounced (SSS) this year.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 3:29 pm || Up

      Slusser suggested in the paper the other day that they are planning to platoon Olson. I think that’s partly to make sure Healy gets reps at first base, but it seems pretty shortsighted.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 3:43 pm || Up

        we have seen enough of canha, he is mildly useful as a 5th outfielder/1B.

        but the 2018 team does not need all of Canha, olson, davis, healy, nunez.

        over under on blows to the face healy gets with 115+ games at first is 4.5.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 4:05 pm || Up

          For OF/1B/DH (probably 7 spots) we already have at least 10 candidates: the 5 you already named, Joyce, Smolinski, Fowler, Brugman, Powell. Plus maybe Munoz and Pinder, depending on the middle infield situation.
          Canha seems the least useful.
          Brugman and Powell are pretty much identical, and both have options, so at most one should make the team.
          Probably someone will be hurt, or Joyce can be dumped.
          But I have this as Nunez’ third option year already, even though he is still only 23, so they need to figure out where he fits in as soon as they can.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 4:22 pm || Up

            Nunez apparently can’t field and seems very unlikely to hit enough to be a DH. He should get a shot but not at the expense of Olson, Pinder, or Healy at least.

            • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 4:28 pm || Up

              Even with his flaws, I hate to give up on someone that young.

              TINSTAAFK
              • vignette17 Aug 11,2017 9:26 am || Up

                Would he really get claimed? He’s hitting .254 in AAA. Until he can get that to at least .280, I just can’t see him hitting enough to DH.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2017 9:33 am || Up

                  does MiLB use the same baseballs?

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 4:04 pm

    Tagline

    “an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the prevailing cultural narrative.”

    • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 4:09 pm || Up

      (((globalists))), (((bankers)))

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 4:16 pm || Up

        I expected this memo to be insane when I clicked on it, but it dramatically exceeded my expectations.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 5:07 pm || Up

          “the memo reads crazy but its not wrong”

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:29 pm || Up

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2017 8:00 am || Up
          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 5:21 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 5:25 pm || Up

      It asks you to rank the potential sites.

      • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 5:32 pm || Up

        It asks for your exact DOB and your income.
        Pass.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 5:33 pm || Up

          Yeah I just made that shit up.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 6:51 pm || Up

            I also told them I would buy all manner of big expensive season ticket packages but that if they demand a PSL fee they can go to hell.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 5:38 pm || Up

        Among the potential features of a new ballpark whose importance it asks you to rank is “In-Ballpark Brewery”

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 5:49 pm || Up

          (tries to decide between Donnie Hill IPA, Brent Gates IPA and Olmedo Saenz IPA)

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 5:55 pm || Up

      This seems mostly like an exercise in testing out season ticket and PSL pricing levels.

  26. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 6:30 pm

    how many days would it take to get these answers about baseball?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 6:40 pm

    I am taking the week off, have a trial next week, filed in limines ths morning, got an email from the judge at 530 saying ”

    Please review the attached appellate opinion with respect to Defense Motion in Limine #1 to exclude any impeachment evidence. It sums up well whether these crimes are in fact of moral turpitude.”

    it is a published opinion about my client and the judge was my judge. (also the impeachment evidence I was trying to exclude).

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 6:49 pm || Up

      Sounds like the case is solidly on point.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 6:54 pm || Up

        heh

        its actually not. its 8 years old and not a cmt. but when this is the first thing you see after the procedural section….

        FACTS
        This macabre case involves appalling animal cruelty. There are parallels
        between aspects of it and Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness: cruelty,
        the abandonment of civilized norms, and apparent madness; remote locations
        that discouraged outside investigation; and arranged displays of severed
        heads.

        you know you are swimming uphill

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 6:56 pm || Up

          The mind of man is capable of anything.

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 7:05 pm || Up

          Oh man, this is making me want to show up and sit in the audience to cheer on Team Ed.

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