25-27: Hound on the Mound ← FREE KRAUT!

25-27: Hound on the Mound 115

Chris Bassitt does not look like the answer to our pitching woes, but has kept Texas off the board through 3 innings, thanks in part to some good fielding from Jurickson Profar(?!) Meanwhile, the A’s have scored twice off of Mike Minor.
T: Frankie Montas vs. Lance Lynn
W: Aaron Brooks vs. Drew Smyly

115 thoughts on “25-27: Hound on the Mound

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 22,2019 8:16 pm

    we are still pretending brooks is a thing?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2019 8:17 pm

    If someone had made me play the Inside the NBA “Who He Play For?” game with the Rangers pitchers for this series, I probably would have gone 0 for 3.

    • andeux andeux Apr 22,2019 8:35 pm || Up

      We faced Smyly 10 days ago. Not saying I would have gotten it right either.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 12:54 pm || Up

        Well I definitely wouldn’t have gotten Kyle Dowdy.

  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 22,2019 8:25 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 22,2019 8:31 pm

    So the hound has had 4.2 serviceable innings against a bad team.

    He’s our Ace now, isn’t he?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  5. andeux andeux Apr 22,2019 8:57 pm

    Khris Davis is hitting .247

    TINSTAAFK
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2019 9:04 pm

    That was a very good catch.

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2019 9:10 pm

    Wait, Trivino is injured? Crap.

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 22,2019 9:11 pm

    just gonna get two out of dull?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 22,2019 9:19 pm

    @GM, because we can afford to play down a man in the bullpen with these studs..

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2019 9:47 pm

    Play Pinder more

    • andeux andeux Apr 23,2019 3:41 pm || Up

      Starting at 2B tonight.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 4:04 pm || Up

        Now if we could just get Canha (1.250 OPS in his 20 PAs against RHPs so far) in for Morales.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 5:03 pm || Up

          Career tOPS+ 103 v rhp

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 5:15 pm || Up

            Management’s insistence that he is a guy who needs to be on the short end of a platoon remains inexplicable.

            • andeux andeux Apr 23,2019 5:26 pm || Up

              I can see why they might not believe in Canha as a real every day player.
              I can’t see why they would believe in Kendrys though.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 5:33 pm || Up

                He may not be an everyday player. But if he isn’t, it’s not because he can’t hit righties.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 5:30 pm || Up

              725 PA v rhp, 447 v LHP tOPS+ 95

              so, why was kendrys?

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 10:29 am || Up

          Now we’re talking.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 6:48 am

    The final out of the Angels’ 14-inning loss last night was made by pinch hitter Trevor Cahill.

  12. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 9:33 am

    white privilege. 4th amendment is completely eroded for most things, but chalking tires? NOPE UNREASONABLE!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 23,2019 9:56 am || Up

      That will get appealed to (and probably overturned by) supreme court, won’t it?
      (Or, as the article said, become irrelevant now that there are other cheap ways of tracking)

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 10:08 am || Up

        Assuming it doesn’t get reversed en banc (i.e. by the whole sixth circuit instead of just this panel), I’m sure there will be cert petition. The safest bet is always that cert gets denied, but SCOTUS does have a taste for hearing fourth amendment cases and the sheer weight of the amicus briefs from every city in the country urging reversal could have an effect.

        For tea leaf reading, it’s possibly notable that the author of the opinion is an Obama appointee, but she was joined by GWB appointee who often appears on lists of potential Trump SCOTUS picks. (The third member of the panel is a 96-year-old Carter appointee.)

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 5:05 pm || Up

        I don’t think thise things are cheap. you would have to have a camera with software, that software is going to be a fuck ton more expensive than a metal pole with holder on the end

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Apr 23,2019 6:04 pm || Up

          bah. autochalk pays for itself.

          $121,000 / $60 = bout 2000 tickets

          and they scan much faster that manual.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 8:32 pm || Up

            that offends me on so many levels.

            but that is the cost of the machine. it is still staffed, likely has updates every few years that will cost a bundle.

            all around gross

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 10:37 pm || Up

              c.f. multiple dead red light cams lacking hard/software support. So much easier to posture for safety than to actually do the work to implement.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Apr 23,2019 12:30 pm || Up

      How exactly is someone simply marking a stationary vehicle a search?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 12:51 pm || Up

        The idea seems to be that touching someone’s property in an attempt to “gather information” automatically amounts to a search.

        • dmoas Apr 23,2019 1:36 pm || Up

          Hard to make a distinction between that and being able to look through the window. Hell, they can just start marking the street itself near the tires.

        • AV AV Apr 23,2019 3:36 pm || Up

          what worked for me was the analogy of attaching a GPS to see where someone went and attaching chalk to see where someone went.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • ptbnl Apr 23,2019 4:45 pm || Up

            Maybe they were confusing it with the can of paint with a small hole.

            How about the watch under the wheel, to see when they leave?

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 4:51 pm || Up

              Hmm, a watch under the wheel is a good one. We’re not touching the car, the car is touching our thing.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 5:48 pm || Up

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • AV AV Apr 23,2019 6:05 pm || Up

                KITTYCAT!

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 5:29 pm

    Leafs-Bruins Game 7 is very entertaining so far.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 5:50 pm || Up

      Fack Bahston.

      I’ll be streaming the Sharks from the Coliseum.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 7:51 pm

    Kaval is on the radio talking Roman ruins again.

  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 8:02 pm

    In a battle of one run shots I like our chances.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 8:18 pm

    this is sub optimal

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 8:32 pm

    At some point not that long ago Lance Lynn was good, right?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 8:37 pm || Up

      qualifying offer last year, no?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2019 8:35 pm

    are we buying phegley?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 10:34 pm || Up

      I’m buying Phegley. There’s like 2-4 legit strong hitting catchers; the rest of the markert is catch-as-catch-can, so to speak. You get a guy going well for 2-3 months that’s value.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Apr 24,2019 9:20 am || Up

      Not a believer. Phegley’s issue has always been his abysmal eye – I don’t see any evidence that’s changed this year with his one walk drawn.

    • andeux andeux Apr 24,2019 10:53 am || Up

      I sort of agree with both previous responses.
      As lc says, there’s no reason to believe that Phegley has suddenly turned into a good hitter. His good start (.263/.288/.491) still involves a bad OBP but a great slugging percentage that will probably regress, either just based on the usual luck, or as the toll of being the regular catcher saps his strength a bit.
      As FSU says, the offensive bar for catchers is pretty low, so even as Phegley regresses he still could end up being average for the position.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 11:06 am || Up

        The problem with Phegley is that even in the best-case scenario, his bat isn’t going to make up for his bad catching.

        He doesn’t block balls well, he hasn’t controlled the running game this season at least, and he’s a well below average pitch-framer, according to baseball prospectus.

        The only thing keeping him on the field right now is that Hundley is worse than him at everything.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 11:26 am || Up

          On the topic of framing, BP has the Rangers’ Isaiah Kiner-Falefa at an astonishing -2.8 framing runs already in part-time duty (Jeff Mathis is at 0.3 framing runs in about the same number of chances).

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 8:40 pm

    Chapman has become extremely difficult to get out.

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 9:06 pm

    Seven walks in the last three games for Chapman.

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 9:23 pm

    Sharks!!

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2019 9:42 pm

    Playoff hockey is emotionally draining.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 10:31 pm || Up

      Holy shit!

      I walked into theTreehouse Sharks down 3-0 looking stone dead. I walked out of the Treehouse heading to OT 4-4. And home for the win! Holy shit! Amazing comeback, best in Sharks history and then some.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2019 10:38 pm || Up

        I am still not entirely sure of the A’s result.

        ETA: We won!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Apr 23,2019 10:41 pm || Up

        Holy shit. They won?! Last I looked they were down 2 – 0 and figured it was the Sharks, so meh. The fact that it got worse and they still pulled it out? Man, that’s got to be a gut punch for the Knight’s die hard fan.

  23. andeux andeux Apr 23,2019 11:22 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas Apr 24,2019 8:54 am || Up

      That’s got to be the worst feeling.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2019 10:28 am || Up

      I know it is off the glove, but I still feel all of these should be called Cansecos.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. ptbnl Apr 24,2019 7:45 am

    Southampton-Watford ended in a 1-1 draw with the goals scored 8 seconds after kick-off and 25 seconds before the final whistle. I’m guessing that’s the longest interval between goals in a single game.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 10:27 am

    I love Slusser.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2019 12:04 pm || Up

      Wiping standing or sitting, WHO DO YOU GOT?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 11:47 am

    Pretty cheap

    • lenscrafters Apr 24,2019 11:53 am || Up

      So essentially the cost of Rodney and that’s if Gio gets all his performance incentives.

      I keep wondering what else they could’ve gotten with Rodney, Estrada, and Grossman’s salaries, and the evidence is becoming clear that it may have been something actually worthwhile.

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 1:16 pm

    Profar’s particular version of Sax-Knoblauch Syndrome is very strange.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 1:24 pm

    Semien is a star.

  29. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2019 1:29 pm

    de goof

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2019 1:34 pm

    Jack cust territory dallas? ok

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 1:36 pm

    Fosse hates Joe West.

  32. lenscrafters Apr 24,2019 1:49 pm

    Something something typical Profar at bat. He kinda is the anti Jed.

  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 1:53 pm

    91 mph right down the pipe. That’ll happen.

  34. mikeA Apr 24,2019 2:02 pm

    That stretch the starters had to start the season was the most amazing and unlikely event I’ve ever experienced in baseball or life.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 2:07 pm || Up

      Turns out that was just the result of playing two last-place teams.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 2:11 pm

    Not sure about letting Brooks face the lineup a third time.

  36. lenscrafters Apr 24,2019 2:18 pm

    Chapman > Trout

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 2:22 pm

    Time for Jesse Chavez to think about maybe getting into coaching or something.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2019 2:33 pm || Up

      Maybe his wife can get him into the Longshoreman’s union.

      "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 24,2019 2:36 pm || Up

      He did pretty well after I slagged him. That odd shift on Profar screwed him.

  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 2:49 pm

    Six A’s runs please

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 3:03 pm

    Walking Jeff Mathis with a one-run lead is a firing offense.

  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 3:04 pm

    Terrible

  41. andeux andeux Apr 24,2019 3:15 pm

    (Speaking of terrible)
    What happened on the Hundley CS earlier? Busted hit and run?

    TINSTAAFK
  42. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2019 3:41 pm

    Soria isn’t quite at JJ levels, but it’s pretty damn close.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 3:52 pm

    Get off the field, skip.

  44. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2019 4:00 pm

    How sweep it is.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 4:01 pm

    Play Pinder always

  46. andeux andeux Apr 24,2019 4:03 pm

    PIndEr

    TINSTAAFK
  47. andeux andeux Apr 24,2019 4:20 pm

    Next: Vlad Jr.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 5:01 pm || Up

      Lucky him getting to debut against Fiers.

      • lenscrafters Apr 24,2019 7:49 pm || Up

        Smart of them to ease him in against AAAA pitching.

  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2019 5:59 pm

    We’re scheduled to start two of the three guys Toronto just beat, plus the Hound. Honestly I’ll be a little disappointed if Vlad Jr doesn’t hit a titanic moonshot at some point.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2019 6:52 pm

    I was pounding the steering wheel much of the afternoon but it worked out OK. Currently inhaling New Ballpark Smell at Las Vegas Ballpark. 93 degrees as I arrived, zero wind. Plenty of Tenaya Creek brews on tap, though pricier than the Coliseum at $12.

  50. Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2019 9:03 pm

    There are a lot of visual similarities between this place and Reno. It’s about 1500 feet lower but I bet it plays as a launching pad too. The Chihuahuas have done most of the launching tonight, mostly against Blackburn.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 24,2019 9:25 pm || Up

      Let’s get some scouting reports! Is Murphy the next Pudge Rodriguez, or what?

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 24,2019 9:39 pm || Up

        Not sure how much I can say based on one not very good game except that Barreto has looked as lost at the plate as his stats would suggest.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2019 7:54 pm || Up

        5 HR in the first 2 innings tonight. Neuse and Barreto back to back, both opposite field.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2019 10:58 pm || Up

        Summing up my main impression from the two nights: regardless of how much of a launching pad the park may be, I didn’t see any hint of a hidden gem lurking on the Aviators pitching staff.

  51. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2019 5:28 pm

    I turned on the radio at 355 expecting pregame for vlads first game. it was horrifying to hear larry elder. A caller warned that sanders would chose Illan omar or rashida talib to be vice president. Putting the crazy aside, that they are ineligible, Do we sound like that? I mean I have heard non conspiracy people guess trump will suspend elections, start war in iran, start jailing enemies, is that the same thing?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2019 5:45 pm || Up

      The difference is Trump actually does say and do things that make the police state stuff sound at least somewhat plausible. No national Democrat ever says stuff to make you think shariah law or seizing everybody’s guns might happen.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2019 5:29 pm

    also when I tunred to 910, trump was on and for a second i couldn’t tell if it was chris townsend or not.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. andeux andeux Apr 25,2019 5:35 pm

    Well, Kyler Murray is getting paid.

    TINSTAAFK
  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2019 9:59 am

    Railbirds: best card of the year BY FAR at Golden Gate Fields. They loaded up all of their stakes races into this one weekend (and are giving away A’s colored hats to fans). Tomotrow also happens to be mandatory payout for the rolling pick-6 jackpot, races 8-13. I wont be there but will absolutely be playing a Pick 6 ticket, strong value play.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Apr 26,2019 11:38 am || Up

      If you want to share your picks, I know of an eager audience (or does that eat into your winnings?)

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2019 12:02 pm || Up

        Yeah in this instance that would diminish my returns a lot, like having someone else play the same set of lottery numbers. Different for single races, large pools a la the Triple Crown races.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl Apr 26,2019 5:27 pm || Up

          Fair enough .. you can buy me a beer if you win instead.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2019 5:38 pm || Up

            Hah, as it turns out a single ticket hit the Pick-6 today, including three horses who won at 18-1 or longer. Pays $383K, so no carryover for tomorrow, and thus no value.

            I’ll let the syndicate know if I bet any of the afternoon stakes. Though, fair warning, I’m on a cold streak lately.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • ptbnl Apr 26,2019 9:53 pm || Up

              I’ll buy you a beer then!

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

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