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Tex Wrecks 201

A’s already up 2-0 on the Rangers in front of a disgracefully small crowd in Oakland Arlington.

201 thoughts on “Tex Wrecks

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 6:01 pm

    Trevor Cahill looks like a better reclamation project than Matt Moore thus far.

  2. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 6:03 pm

    I expected a longer at bat from olson

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  3. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2018 6:05 pm

    Saw we had an early lead. Then remembered its Arlington, where leads go to die.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 6:08 pm

    Dallas is a football town rhey’ll never support a baseball team.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 6:10 pm

    Dammit Maxwell! Wait…

  6. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 6:31 pm

    3 runs wasn’t going to win the game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 7:00 pm

    Horseshit call

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 7:15 pm || Up

      looked to me like the bat got the shinguard

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 7:37 pm || Up

        Is the rule that any contact at all is automatically interference? Because that was very minor and didn’t seem to impede the throw at all.

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 7:08 pm

    i listened to the rockies. the woman improved the telecast, but the rockies guys are still shitty

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 7:18 pm

    I am expecting a krushed moonshot here.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 7:39 pm

    no bob no

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 7:39 pm

    Smolinski bad

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 7:46 pm || Up

      That hilariously awful AB happened because Bob wasted Pinder by pinch-hitting for him with Joyce with 2 out and nobody on.

    • andeux andeux Apr 23,2018 8:00 pm || Up

      They said he has gone 44 games played without an RBI? Even given that a lot of those were 1 PA pinch hitting appearances, that’s still amazing.

      TINSTAAFK
  12. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 7:40 pm

    should have bunted

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 7:56 pm

    A very timely Semien

  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 7:56 pm

    A Semien!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 7:58 pm

    Now tied with the immortal Bobby Crosby in the franchise annals.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 7:58 pm

    How is Treinen’s ankle?

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:01 pm || Up

      It was likely in a bucket of ice on the plane. He’s not warming up. Bob does have Experienced Closer Santiago Casilla available…

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2018 8:04 pm || Up

        So…youre saying we need to put up a 10 spot here.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  17. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2018 8:02 pm

    Krush Groove pls.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 8:07 pm || Up

      nice to see the A’s running into very A’s like defense in the past week

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:09 pm || Up

      He doesn’t play very much outfield and I guess I’d have to dig through their active roster and DL to figure out why he’s there tonight.

    • andeux andeux Apr 23,2018 8:11 pm || Up

      Seemed like a genuinely tough play to me – all the way to the wall, jumped fully extended, off the edge of his mitt. He certainly could have caught it, but hard to say that he should have.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:12 pm || Up

        He did look awkward though.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 8:17 pm || Up

        tough like semien’s “error.” A good Left fielder gets it

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:11 pm

    So Canha is…excellent now?

  19. Bed Bed Apr 23,2018 8:15 pm

    6 run innings seem fun.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:23 pm || Up

      You might regret this comment in about 15 minutes.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2018 8:25 pm || Up

        One of my friends is finally getting into baseball. He didnt understand my concern.

        Just got the first “oh shit” text. And I shared the phrase “worst alcoholic nightmare”.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  20. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 8:21 pm

    I bet Ray uses his bag of disfigured finger bones as a party trick.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. Bed Bed Apr 23,2018 8:21 pm

    This feels like over managing. Do you really need a pitching change for 2 outs with a 6 run lead?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:24 pm || Up

      With Coulombe in the minors Bob wanted to keep his bullpen lefty’s pitch count down. Even Hatcher SHOULD be able to get 2 outs before giving up 6 runs.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 8:23 pm

    Chris Hatcher always quick to announce his presence.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:25 pm

    Why doesn’t Lou Trivino have Hatcher’s job yet.

  24. Bed Bed Apr 23,2018 8:25 pm

    I feel there are suburbs where everyone is named Taylor, Tyler, or Cletus.

    But seriously, folks...
  25. Bed Bed Apr 23,2018 8:28 pm

    Cool…we have a winning record.

    But seriously, folks...
  26. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2018 8:29 pm

    Its better than losing!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. dmoas Apr 23,2018 8:29 pm

    I feel like Ray has been doing this long enough to know that there was save opportunity in this game for Buchter. Apparently even in a game where they take the lead, he doesn’t pay attention.

  28. Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:31 pm

    This is the road trip I bailed on so I’ll be interested to see what I’m missing. The weather forecast looks pretty good except for maybe Wednesday, and that’s a reason I was considering an April trip to Texas. The one win equals what I got last year in Florida, and I only got that because they split a doubleheader.

    • Bed Bed Apr 23,2018 8:33 pm || Up

      It seems like if the pitching is decent they have a chance to be competitive this season. Right now they aren’t a bad watch.

      But seriously, folks...
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:32 pm

    Now that we’re over .500, what ace are we turning Barreto into for the pennant push?

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:33 pm || Up

      Samardzija. Duh.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 8:35 pm || Up

      i am wondering if anyone wants a jed and what kind of reliever can be gotten for one

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:42 pm || Up

        You want to trade the MVP for a reliever??

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2018 8:46 pm

    Don’t look now, but Brett Anderson has been dominant at AAA. His two and a half starts this season are going to be good.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2018 8:51 pm || Up

      I did have the thought that Anderson is the kind of guy who would be in a Waffle House at 3:25 a.m., but fortunately they were on the road.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 8:53 pm || Up

      casilla out and have a 3 headed anderson-cahill-bassit monster?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2018 9:29 pm

    gotta be trolling vince

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 10:19 pm || Up

      Yeah there will be ups and downs but we’ll remain steady.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. AV AV Apr 24,2018 12:36 pm

    holy crap!

    the wire *ended* ten years ago??

    …i shall wear the bottoms of my burners rolled.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 1:05 pm

    I think I am falling for Mohamed Salah.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 1:14 pm || Up

      john oliver has

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 1:19 pm || Up

        If I get an Egypt Salah jersey right now will I be too late to be cool?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 1:29 pm || Up
          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 8:49 pm || Up

          my cousin works for UNHCR and he is in egypt right now, I’ll ask if he can find a few

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 9:49 pm || Up

          he’s not there anymore

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Apr 24,2018 1:49 pm || Up

      Conceding two late goals sucks (though the penalty was very harsh).

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 2:19 pm || Up

        I thought the penalty was unfortunate but had to be called.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 3:47 pm

    Fangraphs has the A’s position players at 5.8 WAR, more than a full win better than the second place Cubs and Yankees.

    The pitching is middle of the pack. If it were just a little better…

  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 5:42 pm

    I feel like a ranking of all MLB ballparks on fan overreactions to routine fly balls would put Texas pretty high.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 5:43 pm

    That’s a new one.

  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 5:45 pm

    That was pretty funny, Beltre running from first to third on teh overthrow from Lucroy…on a dead ball.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 6:41 pm

    All those fly balls, one was eventually going out.

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 6:47 pm

    Get someone up Bob.

  40. ptbnl Apr 24,2018 6:51 pm

    Lily recently made this Lord of the Rings cartoon

    which I then asked for on a t-shirt for my upcoming birthday.

    The company we found to do this has just refused on copyright grounds. WTaFK?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV Apr 24,2018 10:26 pm || Up

      which company?

      how many shirts?

      if yet unresolved, maybe i can help.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • ptbnl Apr 24,2018 11:17 pm || Up

        Zazzle?

        TBD on the number, either just one or enough to be tried out as a Homeless Kit fundraiser.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • dmoas Apr 24,2018 11:57 pm || Up

          I wonder if because it’s been used in memes around the net, if the Tolkien folks who oversee the rights of the property have stepped in at some point in stopping people from trying to use it for profit (profit in the this case for the printing company). Foolish either way.

          • ptbnl Apr 25,2018 12:08 am || Up

            I am sure both abuse and clampdown have become much worse since the movies, I can see the copyright lawyers arguing complicity with the printing services, I would have expected it for the image in the Boromir/”One does not just … ” meme, but this seems like a stretch.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  41. andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 6:53 pm

    First two batters against Luzardo in AA doubled and scored.
    Finished with 5 IP, 5 K, only one more hit and 1 BB.

    TINSTAAFK
  42. andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 6:59 pm

    WTF Lucroy

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 7:02 pm || Up

      it took a great play, but the score should have kept you at second

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 7:19 pm || Up

        The don’t make the first out at third cliche you learn in little league, and the fact that he’s a 31-year-old catcher, should have kept him at second.

        TINSTAAFK
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 7:01 pm

    The passed ball and TOOTBLAN combo platter for Lucroy.

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 7:08 pm

    The Rangers’ bullpen is fun.

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 7:11 pm

    That would have scored a run. Damn.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 7:13 pm || Up

      I think the infield was in, so maybe.

      But that was some terrible baserunning all inning

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 7:29 pm

    Not the best route to that ball by Gallo.

  47. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2018 7:43 pm

    Pls stop hurting our closer other teams…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 7:43 pm

    that seems wrong, but ok

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2018 7:43 pm

    That was a pretty strong statement by Bob to Beane/Forst that he has Bassitt, Buchter, Casilla, Hatcher, Pagan and Trivino and he’s afraid to use any of them in that 8th inning situation.

    • andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 7:47 pm || Up

      Or just using his best pitcher against their best hitters?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2018 7:50 pm || Up

        Trivino here is certainly a statement about some of those guys though.

    • mikeA Apr 24,2018 8:07 pm || Up

      “If you leave Casilla on the team, I will bring him in to close a one run game.”

      • ptbnl Apr 24,2018 8:09 pm || Up

        Hey!

        How are you doing?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • mikeA Apr 24,2018 8:10 pm || Up

          Good! But we’ll see in the next few minutes… How is everyone here?

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 8:12 pm || Up

        “I have a very particular set of skills.”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2018 7:57 pm

    Poor Beltre, it’s getting to be wheelchair time.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2018 8:32 pm || Up

      And if Beltre is out for a while, it looks like we’ll get to see if Renato Núñez amounts to anything.

  51. andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 8:06 pm

    Am I stoned or did they just say Casilla’s coming in?

    TINSTAAFK
  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 8:07 pm

    Santiago Casilla comes in to try and save it for the A’s. Bone chilling words, truly.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2018 8:08 pm || Up

      It’s time to get Picard_facepalm.jpg loaded up for quick posting.

  53. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2018 8:07 pm

    that strike to chapman was the same pitch beltre didn’t strike out on

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 8:10 pm

    The two gals with the Batter Up tank tops right behind the plate are very aware of the camera angles.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Apr 24,2018 10:31 pm || Up

      weird.

      when you say angles i think of curves.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  55. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2018 8:12 pm

    I want to curse Casilla out ahead of time, but instead I will take the Jairo’d.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. andeux andeux Apr 24,2018 8:12 pm

    Trivino has the second highest WPA of A’s pitchers this year, after Manaea.

    TINSTAAFK
  57. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2018 8:15 pm

    Trade him literally right now. His value will not be higher.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • dmoas Apr 24,2018 10:32 pm || Up

      Funny thing about relievers like him is that they go from great to shitty to not bad, to bad, to pretty good from year to year. I’m not saying we keep him, but you look at a shitfest like Jim Johnson and you’ll see a guy who’s had a few serviceable season after leaving the A’s. Hard to look past the garbage year(s) when they’re with us or near us.

      • MikeV MikeV Apr 24,2018 10:39 pm || Up

        When they’re that volatile, why bother keeping them when they are obviously in a down decade?

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • dmoas Apr 24,2018 11:58 pm || Up

          Oh, I wasn’t considering keeping him at all. Not even justifying it really. I fully support the sell high being literally anytime anyone is willing to take him off our hands.

  58. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 8:16 pm

    Yay Casilla! Never a doubt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  59. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2018 11:51 am

    More info on the unprecedented expansion success of the Vegas Golden Knights, against whom the Sharks square igg strung tomorrow. https://www.sfchronicle.com/sharks/article/Sharks-realize-Vegas-is-not-a-typical-expansion-12861698.php

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2018 11:53 am

    robben out at 6 minutes in?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2018 3:50 pm

    Can’t wait to hear AV’s take on this. I guess the writing was on the wall.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/susanslusser/status/989246747884089346

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 3:58 pm || Up

      Two of those HRs as he was giving up the final six runs in mopping up that 16-6 Dodger loss to the A’s (Chapman and Lowrie with the homers). He and Pagan make quite a pair.

    • AV AV Apr 25,2018 4:09 pm || Up

      i’ll remain typefaced until i see his letterform.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2018 4:23 pm || Up

        Supposedly he throws a good kernball.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 4:38 pm

    Oh hey Acuña is ready to play in the majors now. How convenient for the Braves.

  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2018 5:18 pm

    Maybe it’ll turn out that Graveman needs to pitch to a catcher that’s dumber than he is.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2018 5:29 pm || Up

      And/or a strike zone as wide as two Bartolos.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 5:42 pm || Up

        I guess Maxwell can’t complain too much about that strikeout then.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 5:53 pm || Up

      My Graveman-to-Nashville Meter is fluctuating pitch by pitch tonight.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 6:32 pm || Up

        I feel pretty good about this so far. He’s getting ground balls at least.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 7:13 pm || Up

          Quality Start!!

          • andeux andeux Apr 25,2018 7:15 pm || Up

            He deserved better in that last inning. A couple bloops, but some lazy defense resulting in extra bases.

            TINSTAAFK
  64. Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 25,2018 5:31 pm

    Just dropped in to say BARELY KNEW ‘ER

    • MikeV MikeV Apr 25,2018 6:40 pm || Up

      STILL FUNNY

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  65. mikeA Apr 25,2018 6:07 pm

    Rangers should have a take sign on for any count.

  66. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 6:23 pm

    They have made themselves a solid reputation of ridiculous concession items. Super Cheesy Bacon Corn Dog Sandwich Between Glazed Donuts and so forth.

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 6:51 pm

    That was a deeply stupid throw by Piscotty.

    • andeux andeux Apr 25,2018 7:08 pm || Up

      He didn’t even charge the ball first. (I mean, if he had, it still probably would have been stupid to throw home, but somewhat less stupid.)

      TINSTAAFK
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:17 pm

    Just me, or is Maxwell looking extra large?

    • MikeV MikeV Apr 25,2018 7:34 pm || Up

      T H I C C

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:40 pm || Up

        Booty had me like…

        • MikeV MikeV Apr 25,2018 7:47 pm || Up

          on a scale from 1 to Landon Powell?

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:55 pm || Up

            Now that was an ass you could set your watch by.

            • ptbnl Apr 25,2018 8:42 pm || Up

              An ass I’d have hired to deliver three cubic yards of gravel, or build me a storage shed.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • andeux andeux Apr 25,2018 8:44 pm || Up

                Or sit on someone I didn’t like.

                TINSTAAFK
              • andeux andeux Apr 25,2018 8:45 pm || Up

                I was at a game where Landon Powell came into the game as a pinch runner.

                TINSTAAFK
                • ptbnl Apr 25,2018 8:48 pm || Up

                  Now you’re just making shit up.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • ptbnl Apr 25,2018 9:00 pm || Up

                  Going down that rabbit hole, I stumbled across this game where Jeff Nelson got 2 holds.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:25 pm

    No, take one of the bad ones, injury demon.

  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:35 pm

    We can certainly get a couple of runs off the guy from Coldplay.

  71. andeux andeux Apr 25,2018 7:42 pm

    This has been a pretty blah effort all around. Glad they have an off-day tomorrow.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 7:44 pm || Up

      DeShields doesn’t have the greatest arm, but for some reason Semien thought Coco was out there. The A’s could still sweep this series, but everything about the first 7-1/2 innings has given me the sense they’re determined not to do that.

  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2018 7:57 pm

    Should have let Pagan go out on the positive of the seventh. Baby steps.

  73. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2018 8:10 pm

    Opening Day starter going against a journeyman coming off the DL, other team has 3/4 of its infield on the DL, a team that’s going to have a decent season ought to complete the sweep there.

  74. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 26,2018 1:15 pm

    fernando rodney?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. ptbnl Apr 26,2018 1:59 pm

    Oh Arsenal.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  76. andeux andeux Apr 26,2018 3:33 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Apr 26,2018 3:37 pm || Up

      What’s the record for the shortest time between being Opening Day starter in the bigs and being sent to the minors?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • ptbnl Apr 26,2018 3:46 pm || Up

        And does Kendall have a brother called Doug?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2018 3:34 pm

    Brett Anderson time, baby.

    • andeux andeux Apr 26,2018 3:39 pm || Up

      Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. He would be on turn, either Tuesday with extra rest, or (if they skip that spot and give him one more AAA start on Monday) next Saturday.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2018 4:27 pm || Up

        6 innings, 87 pitches yesterday, so he’s ready and it would be wasteful to use any more of his limited number of innings in AAA.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2018 4:29 pm || Up

          And in the meantime, nine-man bullpen for the Houston series!

          • andeux andeux Apr 27,2018 11:04 am || Up

            Petit and Coulumbe return, Buchter to DL.
            For those keeping track, it is indeed now a 9-man bullpen until we need a 5th starter: Treinen, Petit, Dull, Coulombe (only lefty), Trivino, Pagan, Font, Hatcher, Casilla.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2018 11:12 am || Up

              Coulombe being the only lefty is bad news.

              • andeux andeux Apr 27,2018 11:44 am || Up

                Hatcher is listed as a switch-hitter, maybe he should try throwing lefty, since right isn’t working out for him anyway.

                TINSTAAFK
            • Soaker Soaker Apr 27,2018 11:52 am || Up

              A nine-man bullpen is silly, and they’re thin in the infield when Melvin does his automatic move of pinch-hitting Joyce for Pinder as soon as the lefty starter is out, but OTOH it doesn’t make sense to bring up Barreto to do nothing but sit again.

            • vignette17 Apr 27,2018 12:00 pm || Up

              I think the real question is whether Font or Anderson pitches on Gravemen’s turn. There’s also Bassitt who has pitched reasonably but I think he’s 3rd in line since he has some bullpen experience.

              The A’s at least have a multitude of slop to try throwing against the wall to see what sticks and/or doesn’t hurt themselves.

  78. andeux andeux Apr 26,2018 6:24 pm

    I don’t watch college football or have many opinions about prospects, so it’s impressive that the Bills managed to trade up and take the one player I didn’t want.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2018 7:09 pm || Up

      But the hand size!

      The LB they got next might be good though, I was kinda hoping the Raiders would take him.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Apr 26,2018 7:10 pm || Up

      It’s impressive that they turned picks 12, 22, 53, 56, and 65 into pick 7 and 16.

      That’s just horrible.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • andeux andeux Apr 26,2018 7:50 pm || Up

        The second trade was ok both in terms of value (at least by the standard draft chart) and the player taken (at least according to FSU).

        Overpaying to take a “projectible” QB with bust written all over him though.

        TINSTAAFK
  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2018 7:11 pm

    I was not expecting the pregame hoopla for the Vegas-Sharks series to include Bill Laimbeer.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2018 7:22 pm

    Sharks are looking like they just crawled out of a casino a few
    minutes ago.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2018 7:36 pm || Up

      Yeah this is ugly so far.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2018 9:51 am
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2018 1:19 pm

    Sonny has been terrible this season, possibly because the Yankees don’t let him throw fastballs:

    https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-yankees-no-fastball-approach-might-be-breaking-sonny-gray/

    (Sorry, can’t do a text link from my phone)

    • dmoas Apr 27,2018 2:28 pm || Up

      Why on earth would they think that would work? Breaking balls (at least seem like they) won’t hit the zone with anywhere near the frequency of a fastball. They’re harder on the arm. The higher frequency increases the likelihood of one being hung. It mat seem like a hitter may not be able to sit dead red on a heater, but unless the ball is consistency breaking hard and staying in the zone, you may as well continue to sit on the fast ball.

      • colin colin Apr 27,2018 3:07 pm || Up

        It seems to be Yankees organizational philosophy at least since last year.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 27,2018 5:44 pm || Up

          wasn’t it in NY that McCarthy started throwing the 2 seam again, after being banned from it in AZ?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Apr 27,2018 4:41 pm || Up

        Or sit on the breaking ball.
        To some extent these things go in waves. It seemed like 10 or 15 years ago the trend was to try to get everyone to pitch down in the zone to generate grounders. Now we have the “launch angle” revolution with hitters trying to get under everything, even (or especially) pitches that are down. But that has left them vulnerable to high fastballs, and it seems like a lot of pitchers are having more success with that pitch. It’s weird that the Yankees are going the other way. Maybe it’s working for most of them, though. As a staff they have allowed a below average number of HR this year.

        TINSTAAFK
        • dmoas Apr 27,2018 4:54 pm || Up

          You’d think that you’d focus on their best pitch(es) and just work from there. Some things like pitching just don’t fit in a mold. It makes sense if their fastball sucks and their breaking pitches are good. Not so much if it’s the other way around or if their fastball is their best pitch.

  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2018 4:23 pm

    ESPN bumped game 6 of an NBA playoff series involving the top seed in the east to ESPNNEWS because of the second round of the NFL Draft. Amazing that the league puts up with that.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2018 5:15 pm || Up

      Nobody commands the viewing dollar like the National Football League. Also “top seed in the East” is faint praise.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 27,2018 5:22 pm || Up

      NBA is on every day for like 9 months. The NFL draft is only one day a year. Well, three days now. Three long, drawn out days.

      TINSTAAFK
  84. ptbnl Apr 27,2018 4:26 pm

    I had to fight Lily for the ticket to the Greenpeace fundraiser last night when she heard Bonnie Wright was a guest speaker, but we did get her “Save Ginny Weasley” shirt signed.

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

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