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Twins in town for the last home games of the regular season

Hendriks/Bassitt/etc. vs. Berrios
Fiers vs. Chase De Jong
Cahill? vs. Kyle Gibson

124 thoughts on “154-156: (Clever title goes here)

  1. andeux andeux Sep 21,2018 7:35 pm

    Rays and Astros have big leads.
    Baltimore making things interesting against NYY.
    For those not watching, we have an early 2-0 lead.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. andeux andeux Sep 21,2018 7:37 pm

    I still don’t really get the Hendriks thing. He is not very good.

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  3. andeux andeux Sep 21,2018 7:51 pm

    Fosse ♥ Laureano.
    Can’t really blame him.

    TINSTAAFK
  4. Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 8:21 pm

    Laureano is one of those center fielders who never takes the right first step and has to make it up with speed, which leads to spectacular plays. A lot like Coco.

  5. Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 8:52 pm

    Trivino trying to find a way to get left off the postseason roster.

  6. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 21,2018 8:55 pm

    Hes offering to bring this gas can to whatever city we go to though!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 8:55 pm

    He’s done.

    Maybe all those times he was brought in to protect 4, 5, 6 run leads was indeed fking stupid. Even tonight it was a 4 run lead and Bassitt was dealing.

  8. Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 8:56 pm

    Goodness gracious, that was pretty FKing awful.

  9. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 21,2018 8:58 pm

    I remember he had a bad week or 2 and seemed to get his second wind. Unfortunately you dont hear about 3rd and 4th winds too often.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 9:10 pm

    I don’t know if this opener stuff includes a directive to pull a perfectly functioning pitcher after just 4 innings, but if it does, it’s fucking stupid and we’re losing games because of it.

  11. andeux andeux Sep 21,2018 9:10 pm

    Mauer: K, K, K, IBB

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  12. andeux andeux Sep 21,2018 9:22 pm

    Moya’s delivery looks like he is having a seizure.

    TINSTAAFK
  13. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 9:23 pm

    At least Canha is still awesome. Don’t understand why he stopped playing for a while.

  14. Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 9:23 pm

    Cal making a statement after Furd did so well the other night.

  15. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 9:27 pm

    The entire inning is just a sad display of Scioscia-esque bullpen overmanaging. A’s would certainly still be losing if Berrios faced Joyce.

  16. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 21,2018 9:29 pm

    And winning if The Hound had been left in to start the inning.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  17. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 9:56 pm

    That’s FKing fair.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 10:00 pm || Up

      It seems like managers have forgotten how to get in the umpire’s face on plays that are excluded from review.

  18. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 21,2018 10:26 pm

    Someone needs to escort imitation Marlins Man from the oark.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 12:29 pm || Up

      He was with original guy when ptbnl and I had front row seats, we speculated he’s the new Bay Area Marlins Man franchisee.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. lenscrafters Sep 21,2018 10:30 pm

    I feel like I’ve said this multiple times already: Extend that man

  20. Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2018 10:30 pm

    It was frustrating but that will do.

  21. MikeV MikeV Sep 21,2018 10:33 pm

    Braden is cringe-y as fuck. Jeeze.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 21,2018 10:52 pm

    Walk off homers in both of my front row games.

  23. MikeV MikeV Sep 22,2018 12:01 am

    Seriously I can’t get over those 9th inning sliders from Treinen. It’s unfair that a person can throw a ball like that.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 22,2018 11:34 am

    Hitting Pinder for Martini with a righty on the mound was solely so that Melvin could double switch and keep Canha in the lineup after his homer, right? Interesting move.

    Also interesting: IBBing Mauer to load the bases when he had done nothing but K and another lefty was on deck.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 2:51 pm || Up

      the mauer thing baffled me.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 3:07 pm || Up

      question: Can MLB call off the last day staring at the same time thing?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 3:33 pm || Up

      angels outscored 42-6 in last three games.

      I hope mike trout is taking notice of the anchored and sunken ship he is on

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  25. lenscrafters Sep 22,2018 3:39 pm

    Trivino since Aug 1st: 17 ER in 21.2 IP for an ERA of 7.06. Hitters are hitting .314/.398/.512 against him.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 12:13 pm || Up

      Turns out trading for a whole second bullpen was a smart move.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  26. Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 3:43 pm

    The Orioles are showing more fight than I expected this evening. The A’s magic number vs. the Yankees is 11 and I can get there, something like 6-2 for the A’s and 4-5 including today for the Yankees. John and Suzyn have been moaning about how lousy their trips to St. Pete usually are.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 4:15 pm || Up

      with the rays loss, a clincher at home is possible

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 5:04 pm || Up

      Nice try, but 44-110.

  27. Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 6:28 pm

    I’m not listening to the TV audio but I did take note of the “Fiers on the Mountain” graphic.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 8:55 pm || Up

      They just had a “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” graphic for 200+ inning starters. Secret NBCSN FK lurker?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • sslinger Sep 25,2018 10:09 pm || Up

        Seems like the only reasonable interpretation.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 9:33 am || Up

        Seriously, it has looked to me all season like the NBCS-CA graphics operator listens to all the Casey Kasem replays on “70s on 7” and gets title ideas from there.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 3:21 pm || Up

  28. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 7:23 pm

    Trout is batting better in rate and counting stats than Betts. Why shouldn’t he be the mvp, vince?

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  29. Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 7:27 pm

    It took a while but now Saturday night’s alright. Go Bears!

  30. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 22,2018 7:30 pm

    God I wish we were closing the season with Houston. It could be 12 all over.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 12:15 pm || Up

      Who does Josh Hamilton play for? Need another dropped popup!

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  31. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 7:43 pm

    I really want davis to pour on the RsBI, i want JD Martinez to fail

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  32. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 7:51 pm

    this guy is a little too much personally, but he always has brought the goods

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2018 4:49 pm || Up

      I don’t trust him.

      On the other hand, where there is one there are usually more.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 6:39 pm || Up

        neither do I. This next tweet is what is wrong with feinstin. Why the fuck didn’t she investigate this shit when she got the letter. SHe could have asked these questions in the initial hearing, or listed other witnesses.

        But instead, she did nothing.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 8:45 am || Up

        Welp. It sure seems like he has at least some goods again.

        These poor women.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 1:24 pm || Up

          I don’t like how he played it, but that is a solid way to beat them at their game.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 2:23 pm || Up

            This is an extraordinarily weird story from the Post. Giving that many column inches to a bunch of non-information from her estranged father is one thing, but letting one of Kavanaugh’s classmates go anonymous to say this…

            “I don’t remember anyone from Prep hanging out with public school girls, especially from Gaithersburg.”

            …WTF?

            • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 3:17 pm || Up

              Don’t know about the “anonymous” part, but having gone to an elite boys-only boarding school around that time (Class of 1979), there are two issues:

              1. There was a big divide between preppies and townies. One didn’t associate with the other. I don’t think anybody in my class was banging any Carpinteria girls; they certainly didn’t share that with me if it was happening. Partying at or near the school tended to be more among ourselves, particularly because having a car was prohibited.

              2. OTOH beggars can’t be choosers. When you go to a school where there aren’t any girls and you meet some, who cares what school they go to. I think that applied more to when we went home on weekends or vacations though than when we only had a Saturday night off campus.

              • dmoas Sep 26,2018 3:33 pm || Up

                And didn’t this happen more around the end of summer? So they weren’t even in school to talk about it yet?

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 3:48 pm || Up

                  Part of it was supposedly during “Beach Week,” which is helpfully marked on his calendar in big block letters.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 3:38 pm || Up

                Kavanaugh *was* a townie, I think. He wasn’t like Gorsuch, who moved there for school.

        • andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 4:03 pm || Up
          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 4:33 pm || Up

            I’m starting to smell fake news. Have somebody lie and immediately prove that what they said can’t be true. Discredit one, discredit them all.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 4:35 pm || Up

              The move they tried to pull on the Post with Roy Moore, which failed epically.

              It’s certainly possible that something like this is fabricated, but routing it through a GOP senator would be a strange way to do it.

              Then again, there’s also this one that came in through a Democratic senator:

              • dmoas Sep 26,2018 4:40 pm || Up

                The GOP is to blame for this mess, though they’ll never see it that way. I’m sure there could be 100s of claims, but they’d over time get vetted and most dismissed. But because they rushed the process, the process ends up highly public rather than left in the privacy of the committee.

            • andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 4:44 pm || Up

              It’s a possibility.
              The one that seems less plausible to me is the third one, with drugging and gang rapes (cf. Rolling Stone UVA article). The others all seem pretty consistent and in character (entitled asshole who loses control when he drinks too much).

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              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 4:50 pm || Up

                It’s the most lurid, and yet it’s also the one that was made in a sworn affidavit. That doesn’t make it true necessariliy, but both she and Avenatti have put their careers on the line there.

                • dmoas Sep 26,2018 5:06 pm || Up

                  Unless I read it wrong, it never actually accused him of joining in, just being there and possibly joining in the drugging aspect. My reading suggested it was little vague on his contribution to it, but he was around. And if that’s the case, it would fit with the type of drunken partier he was.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 6:52 pm || Up

                  not in the rape, but she saw other activities

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                • dmoas Sep 27,2018 9:09 am || Up

                  It’s still the most out of character story brought about, but the fact that he’s not actually being accused of rape in that case downplays a little that out of characterness of it.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 5:01 pm || Up

              As Ray would say, “to your point”:

  33. mother pucker Sep 22,2018 8:00 pm

    Cannot say I agree with taking Fiers out here.

    • lenscrafters Sep 22,2018 8:04 pm || Up

      If this was the WC game, I’d want Treinen for 3.

      • mikeA Sep 22,2018 8:10 pm || Up

        Treinen for 3 is mandatory in the WC game.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 8:06 pm || Up

      Lucroy could have bailed Bob out on that one but didn’t, unfortunately.

  34. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 8:43 pm

    bummer

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 8:43 pm

    It’s be funny if this game went 16 with vince in a solo booth

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  36. mikeA Sep 22,2018 8:59 pm

    I would pinch run and not bunt…

  37. mikeA Sep 22,2018 9:04 pm

    Wow, IBB to Joyce here is amazing…

  38. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 9:04 pm

    joyce is really contributing this month

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  39. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 22,2018 9:12 pm

    Oops off!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 12:16 pm || Up

      Was there with the kids for the fireworks. Extras was a nightmare scenario, especially after the failure with one out.

      Speaking of, since when did the first baseman changing gloves become a thing?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2018 12:44 pm || Up

        I dont remember ever seeing that before.

        And related-I heard the dodgers actually cancelled fireworks due to extras. I’d demand my money back (but Im cheap, so what are you gonna do?)

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 9:13 pm

    I loved how it was all Furd and Cal in the bottom of the 9th.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 22,2018 9:15 pm || Up

      florida southern gets credit for the IBB, yeah?

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    • mikeA Sep 22,2018 9:17 pm || Up

      Happy furd fan somewhere else in my building sullied the evening.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 9:20 pm || Up

        Oh shit, they won. They were getting their butts kicked when I looked earlier.

        • mikeA Sep 22,2018 9:25 pm || Up

          Oregon RB ran far enough for a game ending first down, then fumbled…

  41. andeux andeux Sep 22,2018 9:20 pm

    Very tempted to go tomorrow.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 22,2018 9:21 pm || Up

      Game 162 161 in 2000 is one of my best Coliseum memories.

      • MikeV MikeV Sep 23,2018 12:50 am || Up

        I think for me it’s a toss up between Walk Off Bunt and HAMILTON DROPPED IT

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • ptbnl Sep 23,2018 9:55 am || Up

          Game 20 and the sulk-off have to be contenders.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 12:24 pm || Up

            Game 20 for sure (though I wasn’t actually there). Losing game 5 in 2012 is up there, just because the crowd was unbelievable. Cespedes’ first HR that bounced HARD off Mt. Davis.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • vignette17 Sep 25,2018 1:30 pm || Up

              Technically that was Yo’s second HR, as he hit one in Japan.

              My best Coliseum games in person have probably been Game 18 (Tejada walk off), the Vogt walkoff, and Huddy’s one hitter.

              Watching on TV? The oasis that was Braden’s perfect game among the desert of 2010. Harden (and Mulder’s) domination in 1-hitters.

        • mikeA Sep 23,2018 10:04 am || Up

          Game 3 against the Twins in 2006 for me.

          • colin colin Sep 23,2018 3:37 pm || Up

            I remember Scutaro’s double from that game

            • batgirl batgirl Sep 23,2018 3:48 pm || Up

              Remember the chanting? That was amazing.

              Just yesterday I was remembering the chanting of “let’s go Oakland” after we lost in the ALDS in 12. I still get chills.

              • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 12:24 pm || Up

                Read the thread Nm.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • andeux andeux Sep 23,2018 3:01 pm || Up

      Glad (so far) I didn’t.

      TINSTAAFK
  42. Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2018 12:51 pm

    The Marlins announce attendance for the final game of the season at Marlins Park as 13,595, which is their highest number in August or September except for two games vs. the Yankees. That gives them total attendance for the season of 811,104, which is an average of 10,014. They needed to announce 12,491 today to get to the 10,000 average.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2018 2:38 pm || Up

      The A’s final average is 19,427, which is #27 out of 30 (Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Miami), although Cincinnati, Baltimore and the White Sox all have home games in the final week and are close enough to slip below the A’s.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2018 1:02 pm

    Orioles?

    • mikeA Sep 23,2018 1:06 pm || Up

      Orioles have about a 35% chance in this game.

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2018 1:04 pm

    Kind of a bummer that the Yankees will miss Snell.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 1:14 pm

    maybe nobody starts teh wild card game?

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    • mikeA Sep 23,2018 1:15 pm || Up

      But the bullpen is bad too now?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 1:17 pm || Up

        chapman

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        • colin colin Sep 23,2018 3:39 pm || Up

          If he is starts from the pitchers mound, I think that means he can intercept every single ball that is put in play.

  46. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 1:32 pm

    solid contact so far. it seems like another unlucky game

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 2:28 pm || Up

      still seems unlucky

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 2:51 pm || Up

        that is the second unlucky possible run scoring play

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  47. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 2:05 pm

    this is the second time this week chapman has been charged with his 19th error

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  48. lenscrafters Sep 23,2018 2:10 pm

    The A’s are going to have to average 7 runs a game in the playoffs.

  49. Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2018 2:10 pm

    Dammit, who grabbed the wrong script?

  50. Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2018 3:05 pm

    Obviously it would be much better to come back and clinch today. There would be some cruel humor in celebrating in the middle of the Safeco Field infield.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 3:43 pm || Up

      i kinda like clinching on the road better. Something satisfying about winning, jumping around then going to the clubhouse.

      having to run around the field and saluting fans doesn’t feel right to me

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 23,2018 3:59 pm || Up

        They are also at liberty to get bombed off their asses on clubhouse champagne when all they have to do is stagger onto the bus and be hauled back to the hotel. Although it wouldn’t really matter today because they are going straight to the airport. The barf bags on Cuban’s plane could be put to good use if they come back and win this.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 4:13 pm || Up

          and now that i think about it, I was in the visitors clubhouse at safeco this july. If they do, I will have a better understanding of where everything is

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  51. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2018 3:44 pm

    dear major league managers, you are relatively well off, please get and wear sunglasses like paul molitor.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 2,2018 1:21 pm || Up

      I’d stay away. Those sunglasses obviously caused him to be fired.

  52. andeux andeux Sep 24,2018 11:56 am

    Looking again at WC SP possibilities:

    Jackson is scheduled to start Wednesday. That would be his last regular season start, and would make him available with two days extra rest for the WC game a week later. That seems most likely.

    In the current 6-man rotation, Fiers’ next turn would not come until Saturday, a week after his last start. But he could be moved ahead of Bassitt for Friday’s game, which would make him available for the WC game on regular rest. They should probably do that, even if Jackson is Plan A.

    Cahill might have been my choice based on the full season (highest K rate, lowest HR rate), but did not look particularly good yesterday. He could also be moved up (two slots) to Friday. Probably better to give him the extra rest, and hope he gets back on track for the ALDS.

    The rotation could then start Fiers, Cahill, Jackson for the ALDS. (Given Cahill’s splits this year, is it better to hold him back for a home start? That would mean starting Mengden or Anderson in Fenway, which doesn’t seem any better.)

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 12:38 pm || Up

      [Oakland, January 30, 2018]

      “One game, win or go home who you pitching?”

      “edwin Jackson”

      (although no less absurd than saying Cahill, fiers or anderson)

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  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2018 3:00 pm

    TMI

    • andeux andeux Sep 24,2018 3:30 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 4:09 pm || Up

      so yes on premarital sex and not a denial

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    • dmoas Sep 24,2018 4:27 pm || Up

      Well, she claimed *attempted* rape, not successful rape. And throwing your penis in a woman’s face doesn’t constitute losing your virginity either. So the claim doesn’t help his case.

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