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Back in Seattle Again 118

Old friend Ryon Healy is present and accounted for this time.

The balaclava is back.

So is Brett Anderson, or he will be tomorrow.

The A’s lead on a Lowrie solo shot off of the the king.

118 thoughts on “Back in Seattle Again

  1. lenscrafters May 1,2018 8:01 pm

    Triggs is so slooooooooow.

  2. lenscrafters May 1,2018 8:14 pm

    Looks like Graveman got rocked in AAA today.

  3. andeux andeux May 1,2018 8:48 pm

    Hanging slider to Cruz has predictable results.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 1,2018 10:04 pm || Up

      to be fair, it looked like he got away with it 4 times previously.

      Also, I have revised my assessment of the tv crew, Fire glenn NOW

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. ptbnl May 1,2018 9:01 pm

    The conference ran too long to get to the Twins game tonight, but dinner at the Surly Brewery made up for that disappointment.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 1,2018 10:23 pm

    May 1 the new entry in the sub .500 doomcast.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl May 2,2018 5:39 am || Up

      Only 3.5 games back in the wild card.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 12:00 pm || Up

      The Orioles’ presence may delay this by a week, but the 3 vs. the Astros followed immediately by an old-fashioned 10-game AL East Death March to New York, Boston and Toronto will definitely wrap things up for the season.

  6. AV AV May 2,2018 9:24 am
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • dmoas May 2,2018 11:19 am || Up

      Is it wrong to now root for Morocco & U.S. sanctions?

  7. andeux andeux May 2,2018 9:49 am

    It’s too bad Dan Haren isn’t working for the A’s.

    TINSTAAFK
    • harensheir15 harensheir15 May 2,2018 10:35 am || Up

      This always and forever.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 2,2018 11:50 am || Up

      Who is the A’s “pitching strategist” now?

      Related question: can the A’s still be deemed to be among the forefront of teams using analytics for game strategy?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 1:03 pm || Up

        Vince

        • ptbnl May 2,2018 3:02 pm || Up

          Is consistency a tactic or a strategy?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • andeux andeux May 8,2018 9:45 am || Up

        They’re no UNC.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2018 11:49 am || Up

          Neat, thanks for that. So many of these stories start with “this one data-obsessed kid who wouldn’t stop pestering me until I gave him a key to the office now I don’t know how we ever got by without him.” It’s like Bill James meets Horatio Alger.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. sslinger May 2,2018 10:41 am

    Steph. What a show.

  9. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 11:44 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 11:58 am || Up

      Bob’s current ranking of his relievers, leaving out Coulombe, is reasonably:

      1. Treinen
      2. Dull
      3. Petit
      4. Trivino
      5. Casilla
      6. Hatcher
      7. Font

      That pretty much forces him to use Casilla at times other than mop-up situations in blowouts. SAD!

      • andeux andeux May 2,2018 12:12 pm || Up

        I might swap #2/#3, but that looks right.
        And as much as I am not a fan of Casilla, the continued presence of the two below him is even more mystifying:
        Hatcher – Not young. Unlike Casilla has never been good. Still kind of inexpensive, which could be an argument for keeping him around (we are cheap), or against it (not much dead money from dumping him).
        Font – Young, can start or relieve, led the minors in K’s last year, blah blah blah. But so bad in the majors that he does not even seem to be useful for long relief, nor is it clear how he could ever figure things out while on a major league roster and become useful given those circumstances.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 12:21 pm || Up

          If they let Font pitch once or twice more in the majors, there’s a good chance they could Alcantara him to Nashville.

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 12:03 pm
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 12:44 pm

    I have to think we are going to see Dustin Fowler soon. Two more hits today, and he’s now batting .324. May as well get him up while he’s hot. All we have to lose is Jake Smolinski.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 1:18 pm
    • dmoas May 2,2018 1:49 pm || Up

      Nothing quite like breaking rule #1 of control safety.

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 4:47 pm

    How are you all celebrating Brett Anderson Day? I’m going to practice fumbling a few comebackers and then head to the bank to clean them out of $1s.

  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 7:17 pm

    Lowrie’s ABs this season have just been uniformly excellent.

  15. andeux andeux May 2,2018 7:20 pm

    I was going to say that James Paxton is like a young Brett Anderson. But they are only 9 months apart in age!

    TINSTAAFK
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 7:22 pm

    That had inside the park home run written all over it.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 7:33 pm

    I did miss that slider that we so rarely got to enjoy.

  18. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:40 pm

    its like getting an ace in may

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:44 pm

    yeah, he hits dongs, but I am glad he is somewhere else getting ABs

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:47 pm

    shouldn’t the trainer go to the mound after that comebacker?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:48 pm

    that inning was less successfull

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:49 pm

    Cahill to NY?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV May 2,2018 7:55 pm || Up

      Straight up for Stanton.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 7:55 pm

    Pretty embarrassing crowd in Oakland Seattle

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 7:57 pm || Up

      they have to compete with the sounders

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 8:01 pm || Up

        Everyone stayed home to watch Rudy on Hannity.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 8:00 pm

    If not for that Lowrie hit we would stand a good chance of being on the wrong side of history tonight. We still might see 21
    Ks.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 8:08 pm

    I hope smolinski’s roster spot depends on this at bat

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 8:22 pm

    Commissioner Manfred must be enjoying the pace of this one.

    Pinder will be going for the perfect Golden Sombrero. 3 K’s on 9 pitches so far.

  27. sslinger May 2,2018 8:29 pm

    Sharks really pushing the action tonight, solid game so far.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 8:40 pm

    Let him go for the record, Servais. FK it.

  29. andeux andeux May 2,2018 8:58 pm

    Jed!

    TINSTAAFK
  30. Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 9:06 pm

    Can’t overturn an Angel Hernandez call.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 9:13 pm

    Didn’t expect this to turn into an actual ballgame rather than a whiffing exhibition.

    • Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 9:21 pm || Up

      And with several players having chances to wear the Sombrero, it’s nice that Nelson Cruz was the one who ran off with it.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 7:07 am || Up

      League wide there were more K’s than hits in April, first time ever.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 9:15 pm

    Canhammered

  33. andeux andeux May 2,2018 9:34 pm

    Looks more safe than out, but also too close to overturn. I hope.

    TINSTAAFK
  34. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 9:34 pm

    I am on the radio now. this is madness

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 9:34 pm

    Looks safe

  36. Soaker Soaker May 2,2018 9:34 pm

    The reality is, the A’s were pretty happy to see Ichiro and his .470 OPS in that 9th inning situation.

    • andeux andeux May 2,2018 9:43 pm || Up

      He’s hitting .200 with no extra base hits. Really needs to hang ’em up.

      TINSTAAFK
  37. Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 9:35 pm

    0-2 today

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. andeux andeux May 2,2018 9:35 pm

    Can we get a 16 ton weight to fall on Dee Gordon or something.

    TINSTAAFK
  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 9:37 pm

    Never in doubt

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 2,2018 9:42 pm || Up

      it sounds stupid, but all I really need to keep coming back is games like this.

      ALso, the A’s won the game Randy Johnson struck out 19

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 2,2018 9:52 pm || Up

        A’s lineup in that one:

        Jason McDonald
        Rafael Bournigal
        Geronimo Berroa
        Mark McGwire
        Jose Canseco
        Pat Lennon
        Scott Brosius
        George Williams
        Mark Bellhorn

        Somehow only Bellhorn wore the sombrero.

  40. sslinger May 2,2018 9:47 pm

    Great to see the A’s won. Sharks had a great performance, Hertl was outstanding.

    And I have to say, as much as I love the Helm logo for VGK, their uniforms are butt ugly.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 7:10 am || Up

      Great series, Friday’s game is yuge!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 10:39 am || Up

        I wasn’t able to watch most of game yesterday, but the Marcus Sorensen goal was really nice. He’s been one of the Sharks best players this series.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 11:11 am

    That’s it for Ichiro. Will be interesting to see if he gets a curtain call tonight.

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 11:27 am

    The Mets radio broadcast has an ad for a car dealership in Smithfield, NY featuring Sean Hannity saying “tell them Sean Hannity sent you.”

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 1:56 pm

    “Koch Industries is proud to sponsor this broadcast of Yankees baseball…”

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 2:17 pm || Up

      That sounds right on point for the Kochs.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 2:16 pm

    Speaking of radio ads, for as long as I can remember the A’s have always had a jewelry store sponsor. At least three different ones over the years. I wouldn’t have thought baseball one the radio was a prime market for jewelry.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 3,2018 5:44 pm || Up

      if you didn’t already know, 1-800-no cuffs is a terrible service

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 6:48 pm || Up

        I am hoping not to have to avail myself of their services.

        One of the few former radio sponsors I have actually patronized is Pave fine jewelers, who made the Upgrade wedding rings many years ago.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces May 4,2018 9:08 am || Up

      How did this go almost a whole day without someone making a terrible “Baseball fans love diamonds” joke.

      Were you all saving it for me? That’s so sweet of you…

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 2:19 pm

    John Sterling says Evan Gahtis and Carlos Korea.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 6:49 pm

    Stew in Fosse’s seat tonight. Slusser in the pregame studio.

  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 6:50 pm

    Notwithstanding a few really nice plays I am still not remotely sold on Canha as a defensive outfielder.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 7:01 pm || Up

      The reality is, you can clearly see that Manaea is bursting with newfound confidence, and that’s enabling him to pitch with a consistency that allows him to deliver a shutdown frame when they A’s really need one.

  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 6:51 pm

    I would like one of the A’s to adopt Strawberry Letter 23 as his walk up song.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • harensheir15 harensheir15 Jun 16,2018 1:27 pm || Up

      Damn, that’s a fantastic choice!
      I’ll go with this groove between 0:26 and 1:09.

  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 7:02 pm

    A truly favorable pitching matchup tonight. I can’t remember the last time we had one of those.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 7:07 pm || Up

      Wade LeBlanc was the weakest Friend but he was kind of endearing in Episodes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 7:21 pm || Up

        I think more of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.

      • andeux andeux May 3,2018 7:39 pm || Up

        We only made it through a couple episodes of Episodes. Does it get better?

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 8:46 pm || Up

          Not really. The Matt LeBlanc playing himself gag is amusing but not enough to carry a show.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 3,2018 7:37 pm || Up

      Just came here to post the same thing: Keuchel, McCullers, Cole, Felix, Paxton is a pretty tough stretch. No excuses for not scoring a bunch against LeBlanc tonight.

      TINSTAAFK
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 7:10 pm

    Another Coliseum crowd at Safeco, by the looks of it.

    • Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 7:43 pm || Up

      You can execute your new ballpark perfectly, but you still have to make postseason more often than the Buffalo Effing Bills.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 7:34 pm

    Of course Ichiro retires this way. Delightfully weird.

  52. andeux andeux May 3,2018 7:42 pm

    Dee Gordon is 12/25 against us this year. It’s like they still have Ichiro at the top of the lineup.

    TINSTAAFK
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 7:49 pm

    The hell was that, guys?

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 3,2018 7:53 pm

    That seemed like a ball a decent rightfielder could catch.

    • lenscrafters May 3,2018 7:55 pm || Up

      Piscotty just seems meh at everything.

  55. Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 7:56 pm

    9th game of a 9-game road trip starting to have a familiar dead skunk smell.

  56. Future Ed Future Ed May 3,2018 7:57 pm

    can the a’s score 40 next inning?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. Future Ed Future Ed May 3,2018 7:58 pm

    it aint april seani

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Future Ed Future Ed May 3,2018 8:06 pm

    I mean, i am aware of JAMS and what they do, but the tagline here has got to be a joke, yeah?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. andeux andeux May 3,2018 8:09 pm

    Stew seems like he is only a few years away from being Fosse.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2018 8:49 pm || Up

      I’m fond of the old expression “has a face for radio.” Dave Stewart has a voice for TV.

      "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 May 3,2018 8:17 pm

    how about 8 can they score 8?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 8:53 pm

    Bob has Trivino warming up but this game is looking Font-astic.

  62. Soaker Soaker May 3,2018 9:44 pm

    Mediocre team concludes 9-game divisional road trip with mediocre 4-5 record.

  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 4,2018 2:58 pm

  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 4,2018 2:59 pm

    So far I like Good Magic esp at the 12-1 morning line price, but we’ll see how that holds up. Hard to toss Justify though. Fun field to cap.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 4,2018 3:28 pm || Up

      And Primera?

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 4,2018 3:35 pm || Up

        I will be sure to let her fans know.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl May 4,2018 4:02 pm || Up

        I don’t doubt her pedigree, or that she could cover the distance, but it’s 3 year olds only.

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

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