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Angels Again 137

Our Oakland Athletics travel to Anaheim to play the Los Angeles Angels. Can Matt Chapman stay hot? Will the A’s starting pitching get better? Will Reggie Jackson attempt to kill Queen Elizabeth? Tune in to find out. Here are the pitching match ups…

 

Gossett (0-1 9.00 ERA) vs Bridwell (NR)

Triggs (0-1 1.80 ERA) vs Ramirez (0-1 7.71 ERA)

Graveman (0-1 8.10 ERA) vs Ohtani (1-0 4.50 ERA)

GO A’s!

 

137 thoughts on “Angels Again

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 2:43 pm

    I hope Reggie doesn’t take out the Queen, I have a long-term Charles never reigns bet down,

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 2:47 pm

    I’ve watched a lot of golf last two days and have concluded that few looks are as bad as a Waste Management polo shirt.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 6,2018 4:35 pm

    it was fun driving home yesterday and not having the A’s on their flagship station

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 7:10 pm

    Frankie Montas didn’t make it out of the first inning tonight in New Orleans, if you were wondering how his conversion back to starting is going.

    • andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 7:19 pm || Up

      Good start for Luzardo in Stockton yesterday though.

      TINSTAAFK
    • MikeV MikeV Apr 6,2018 11:37 pm || Up

      What about Jonny and Luigi?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 7:10 pm

    Jed!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 7:30 pm

    This does not seem to be a game for fans of good pitching.

    TINSTAAFK
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 7:35 pm

    The Lucroy experience has been pretty OK so far.

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 7:37 pm

    Dang this Bridwell guy kinda sucks huh?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 7:37 pm

    He should try to Bridbetter.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 7:40 pm || Up

      OuttadaParker Bridwell.

      And I have great confidence that Gossett will deliver 7 solid innings and the A’s will cruise to this victory.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 7:42 pm || Up

      The bridwell has run dry.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 7:42 pm

    Damn it Scioscia. You ruin all the fun.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 7:46 pm

    Who’s Lowrie yelling at?

    • dmoas Apr 6,2018 7:57 pm || Up

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 7,2018 12:36 pm || Up

        Speaking of which, I give you Bruce Jenkins:

        For all of the clever ideas and promotions drawn up by team president Dave Kaval and his staff, the fans are emotionally spent. They despise tightwad owner John Fisher, they’re exasperated with the ballpark search, and they seriously wonder if a certain promise — “We’re going to hold onto our young talent” — will be kept. (Not to mention those repulsed by the Coliseum’s incessant, insipid drumming.)

        What a treat, then, for the A’s to depart Small Time Junction and play before big-league crowds.

        • dmoas Apr 7,2018 7:23 pm || Up

          What a hack.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 7:49 pm || Up

          good lord

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Bed Bed Apr 7,2018 8:43 pm || Up

          Hmm… I don’t care for Jenkins but some of that seems true. If by game 5 of the season you draw 7000 fans you have issues.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 8:56 pm || Up

            I was at game 7. announced 7K actual 1.5-2

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Bed Bed Apr 7,2018 8:58 pm || Up

              Wow…well, I hope you at least had good seats.

              But seriously, folks...
          • Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 10,2018 7:20 pm || Up

            Jesus. That’s worse than it was back in 2010-2011, isn’t it?

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 7,2018 10:34 pm || Up

          In classic Jenkins style he starts with a decent observation (fans are emotionally spent), adds a questionable assumption (fans despise Fisher), then proffers a belief which virtually no one else holds (repulsed by the drumming) to arrive at a preposterous conclusion (it’s a treat for the A’s to play in Anaheim).

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 8:26 pm

    I was wondering what got into Gossett in the first three innings. This is more like it.

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 8:28 pm

    Marcus. You were right there.

  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 8:29 pm

    Yeah it was hit hard but it was right fucking at Semien, no way that should be a hit.

    That said, once hitters learn to lay off that breaking ball that drops in the dirt Gossett is fooling no one.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 8:33 pm

    Off to Nashville for Gossett.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 8:34 pm

    One of *those* games.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 8:36 pm || Up

      I’m only on the first Denogginizer. There are five more sitting there to provide those wild alcoholic dreams.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 8:35 pm

    Bunting in the middle of a huge inning, thanks Angels.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 8:36 pm || Up

      To open up first with Trout up, better still.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. lenscrafters Apr 6,2018 8:35 pm

    Gossett pairs mediocre stuff with poor command. That isn’t a great combo for the big leagues.

    With pitching like this, the A’s are going to be hard to watch this year.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 8:49 pm || Up

      The starting pitching isn’t much different that what the A’s had in the early Art Howe years, and that was the least watchable A’s baseball since La Russa showed up. I **think** the defense is better than what Howe had to deal with although so far the evidence says otherwise.

      • andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 8:50 pm || Up

        Chapman is worth the price of admission.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:51 pm || Up

        Those early Howe years were rough.

        But seriously, folks...
      • dmoas Apr 6,2018 8:57 pm || Up

        Looking at that the 96 team with Doug Johns. Yikes. But their offense was fun. God those early Howe teams were awful.

  19. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:40 pm

    Since we have a 47 man bullpen perhaps on non-Manaea starts we go with that pitching by committee thing LaRussa tried in the early 90’s

    But seriously, folks...
  20. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:44 pm

    Since all the teams seem to want 3 outcome hitters and power pitchers is anybody taking a look at the players who don’t fit those descriptions? It might be an idea for a book.

    But seriously, folks...
  21. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:50 pm

    Matt Chapman is God.

    But seriously, folks...
  22. lenscrafters Apr 6,2018 8:50 pm

    If the A’s don’t lock Chapman up, I think that’ll be it for me as an A’s fan.

    • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:53 pm || Up

      I guess I’ll need the A’s to move to Las Vegas before I give them up.

      But seriously, folks...
  23. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 8:54 pm

    Another 7 homers and I think we might win this thing.

    But seriously, folks...
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 8:59 pm

    Can a green and gold God get a lead so large that he himself cannot blow it?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 9:01 pm

    This will be the first game in major league history when both teams zero out their mound visits.

  26. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 9:01 pm

    Another 8 homers and I think we might win this thing.

    But seriously, folks...
  27. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 9:05 pm

    At one point in my life I questioned how important defense was at the Major League level…I no longer feel that way.

    But seriously, folks...
  28. andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 9:07 pm

    Also important: throwing strikes.

    TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Apr 6,2018 9:12 pm || Up

      Frow FKing Strikes

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  29. andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 9:34 pm

    Not sure about walking Pujols to get to Calhoun, but it worked.

    TINSTAAFK
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 9:42 pm

    Matt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 9:42 pm

    Jim. Johnson.

  32. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 9:42 pm

    Mountain grown, it’s the richest kind!

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 9:44 pm

    I’m ok with throwing shade at the Angels

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:00 pm

    It will be interesting to see how Bob limps to the finish line with his bullpen in this one.

    • andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 10:05 pm || Up

      I hope you are fully denogginized.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:12 pm || Up

        At least we’re spared from the “Casilla has closing experience and it just didn’t work out tonight” scenario.

    • andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 10:11 pm || Up

      I thought Treinen was the right move at that point. Sure didn’t work out.

      TINSTAAFK
  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 10:05 pm

    Matt.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:06 pm

    Rarely has a team still been a favorite when it was behind by 6 runs, but that’s felt like the case all night.

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 6,2018 10:06 pm

    Unbelievable

  38. elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:09 pm

    I guess I have to get used to waking up to find that scores at the A’s games are higher than the ones involving Syracuse basketball

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 10:22 pm || Up

      And even harder to watch.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:23 pm || Up

        Which isn’t an easy feat, but yes, what I’ve seen so far hasn’t really been pretty. Having Casilla on the mound, I almost feel relieved that the A’s are three runs down.

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  39. elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:09 pm

    Also, good morning everybody, been a long time since the last live thread with you

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:19 pm || Up

      Good…(looks at clock)…morning.

      But seriously, folks...
  40. lenscrafters Apr 6,2018 10:10 pm

    Unwatchable

  41. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 6,2018 10:12 pm

    I was going to come on and complain about being blacked out. But I finally got Kodi working.

    Now Im going to complain about being able to see this train wreck. Ye Gads.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  42. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:20 pm

    I’m starting to find home runs boring.

    But seriously, folks...
  43. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:22 pm

    I think I might just spend the rest of my sports year rewatching the KU vs Duke game in the tournament.

    But seriously, folks...
  44. elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:32 pm

    Casilla making Ohtani look stupid with the curveball

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Apr 6,2018 10:33 pm || Up

      And making himself look stupid with the fastball.

      TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:33 pm || Up

      So, of course, he goes back to his well located faastball

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  45. Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:34 pm

    Hoo boy this has been a discouraging game.

    • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:39 pm || Up

      The A’s feel stale and unoriginal.

      But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 10:40 pm || Up

      I’m no catastrophizer, thinking of the upside helps me enjoy baseball more, and life too. But the A’s may have left .500 behind for good before it was even April.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:43 pm || Up

        I hope I’m wrong but this team doesn’t seem good to me.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:50 pm || Up

          Terrible starting pitching leaves a very low ceiling, regardless of other talent on the team.

      • andeux andeux Apr 22,2018 4:05 pm || Up

        .500. Ha!

        TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 6,2018 10:44 pm || Up

      The inglorious TOOTBLAN to end it is so fitting.

  46. elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2018 10:43 pm

    A perfect pathetic ending

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  47. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:44 pm

    Perfect fucking ending.

    But seriously, folks...
  48. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:46 pm

    The last few years this team seems bellow average at basic fundamentals. They don’t seem well coached.

    But seriously, folks...
  49. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:48 pm

    Anybody know where I can get a VHS tape of some games from 1989?

    But seriously, folks...
  50. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:49 pm

    Perhaps it’s time to just go all in on making this a site about things to put on hot dogs.

    But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 6,2018 10:52 pm || Up

      Hot take: That weird neon green relish Chicago people use ain’t all that bad!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:55 pm || Up

        I don’t mind it at all. I still prefecr spicy mustard and kraut but there’s nothing wrong with variety.

        But seriously, folks...
  51. Bed Bed Apr 6,2018 10:51 pm

    Another 9 homers and I think we might win this thing.

    But seriously, folks...
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 10:21 am

    i am glad I missed this

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. andeux andeux Apr 7,2018 11:20 am

    Pinder->DL, Barreto being called up.

    TINSTAAFK
  54. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 7:50 pm

    cahil 4 innings a few hits a runs 84 pitches

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 7,2018 8:18 pm || Up

      74
      Still not an efficient outing.
      But still probably better than Gossett.

      TINSTAAFK
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 7:54 pm

    ole son

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  56. andeux andeux Apr 7,2018 8:31 pm

    Giants game finally over, CSN now has their postgame show on two different channels instead of showing the A’s.

    TINSTAAFK
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 8:36 pm

    I can’t see this angels team beating the astros and clevelands on the regular, but it does seem like they can beat the A’s at will

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. andeux andeux Apr 7,2018 8:36 pm

    Ah, apparently it is on previously unknown channel CHNHD (819)

    TINSTAAFK
  59. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 8:44 pm

    I think comcast’s strike zone is off. or the umpire is. all those pitches have been called all day

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. MikeV MikeV Apr 7,2018 8:52 pm

    Piscotty is not good. Sorry.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  61. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 8:54 pm

    can piscotty go on family medical leave?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. Bed Bed Apr 7,2018 9:00 pm

    I like Melvin using his best reliever when he’s needed and not just for saves.

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux Apr 7,2018 9:25 pm || Up

      Not so sure about leaving him out there for the 9th.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 7,2018 9:40 pm || Up

        I mean, he threw 19 pitches yesterday, would he really be available for sunday even if he didn’t work the 9th?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Soaker Soaker Apr 7,2018 9:23 pm

    If they blow a game when the other team’s starting pitcher didn’t throw a pitch in the third inning for the second consecutive night I may have to go out and commit some sort of mayhem.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 7,2018 9:30 pm || Up

      Good, the sheriff can lift the lockdowns at the casinos now.

  64. sslinger Apr 7,2018 9:27 pm

    Treinen totally got away with one on that first pitch to Valbuena.

  65. Bed Bed Apr 7,2018 9:30 pm

    Good win.

    But seriously, folks...
  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 7,2018 10:50 pm

    Never seen a walkoff quite like this.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 8,2018 10:20 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 8,2018 11:07 am

    Neuse at SS today for Nashville. Nunez at 3B.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 8,2018 12:17 pm || Up

      Oh shit I forgot/never paid attention, he is on the DL, not cleared waivers.

      Can he maybe pitch too?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 8,2018 12:52 pm || Up

      Brodie brazil: How does a pitch get late movement?

      me: sigh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • MikeV MikeV Apr 9,2018 10:51 am || Up

        The late movement is what makes hitters have weak contact!

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  69. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 8,2018 7:02 pm

    metaphor for the team? Metaphor for the team

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 9,2018 1:05 pm

    Cubs home opener today was snowed out, while the White Sox are currently playing a home game with no snow visible on the field. Weird.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 9,2018 2:37 pm || Up

      That warm southern weather. Really the ChiSox should grow kudzu on their OF walls.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 9,2018 6:15 pm

    No A’s W’s or Sharks tonight, dull local sports night, might have to talk with my family.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 9,2018 7:11 pm

    With the stipulation that all musicals are dorky, I just might go see the new Go-Gos musical Heed Over Heels. I know nothing but that about it, though I can picture a narrative built around Lust To Love, Our Lips Are Sealed, and This Town, among others.

    Related: The Mountain Play this year is Mama Mia!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • batgirl batgirl Apr 12,2018 7:05 am || Up

      I’m definitely going!

    • batgirl batgirl Apr 28,2018 9:38 am || Up

      I went last night. It was very silly, and rather fun. However, unlike in Mama Mia, where I felt like they wove the songs pretty seamlessly into the story line, with Head over Heels, they had a story they wanted to use, and at various points seemed to think “well, it’s time for a song, let’s just smush one in here at random.” They mostly fit because they’re generally just love-related songs, but OMG their clunky use of We Got the Beat was awful.

      The cast and casting was great. The gal who played the sister named Pamela was awesome.

      Also, it wasn’t just Go-Go’s. They also included some Belinda Carlisle solo-tunes, which I was not a fan of, but in this context it was….sigh…fine.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 28,2018 4:40 pm || Up

        Yeah I was scared off by a review in SF Weekly which basically said same you did, that the story and the Go-Gos sounds only occasionally intersected, when forced to.

        Tickets still available for the Mountain Play‘s Mamma Mia attempt.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 9,2018 7:54 pm

    Huh, Yairo Munoz is up with the Cardinals. He just struck out to end a game.

    • MikeV MikeV Apr 9,2018 9:49 pm || Up

      and Piscotty sucks. YAY.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  74. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 9,2018 9:45 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 9,2018 9:46 pm


    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  76. AV AV Apr 10,2018 1:07 pm

    if the election needle has lost value, maybe the NYT could develop a how close is zuck to tears needle.

    if it goes all the way to the right, it’s waterworks. and it’s been close a couple times, seems like.

    other hand, it’s been all the way to the left too. when zuck looks panicked because he has no idea what the boomer is talking about.

    they shoulda held this at the united nations, with a genX-er in everybody’s ear for translations.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Apr 10,2018 1:08 pm || Up

      senator: are you familiar with what’s known as erm, uh, terms of service?

      zuck: *walleyed*

      genX-er: yes sir, he wrote them.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Apr 10,2018 1:23 pm || Up

        i guess if anybody was going to make me root for zuck, it’d have to be cruz.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  77. Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 10,2018 7:24 pm

    Wow. So we can’t even count on Manaea.

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