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Games 48*-53*: The lake has taken full effect on the sinking SS Mariner 184

Yes I know Detroit isn’t literally on a Great Lake, but close enough. Detroit and Cleveland is certainly a convenient trip; it’s only 169 miles between the ballparks by car and the A’s plane needed just 28 minutes in the air yesterday. For a traveling fan I think doing those two cities back-to-back is a little too much of a good thing though, a bit on the samey side.

Both the A’s and the Clevelands are coming off (false-?) confidence-building series against the two teams with the worst Pythagorean W-Ls in the American League (Tigers 13-31, which is an alarming 5 games worse than their actual 18-26 record, and Orioles 14-32).

April and May weeknight games at Progressive Field start at 6:10 local time so be alert the next two afternoons. Weather looks cool but dry tonight and tomorrow, then there are rain chances on Wednesday.

Today at 3:10: Brett Anderson vs. Carlos Carrasco
Tuesday at 3:10: Chris Bassitt vs. Trevor Bauer
Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. Frankie Montas vs. Jefry Rodriguez (Cleveland telecast on MLB Network)
Friday at 7:05: Daniel Mengden vs. Wade LeBlanc
Saturday at 1:05: Mike Fiers vs. Yusei Kikuchi
Sunday at 1:05: Brett Anderson vs. Mike Leake

184 thoughts on “Games 48*-53*: The lake has taken full effect on the sinking SS Mariner

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 2:57 pm

    The A’s should explore 6:10 weekday starts at home. I bet any hit to attendance caused by traffic worries would be more than offset by making games more bedtime-friendly for families.

    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 10:12 am || Up

      6:10 is a little early for 9-to-5 workers and also for neighborhood restaurants and bars, not that the latter part matters at the Coliseum. Besides Cleveland I have at least seven other teams starting Monday through Thursday night games before 7 p.m. this year, sometimes just April, May, September and sometimes all season, usually at the TV-friendly 6:40.

      The A’s have played nine Monday-Thursday night games this year and have exceeded 13K attendance just once, so I don’t think they have much to lose by joining that trend. A Tweeter might want to ask Kaval about that.

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  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 3:20 pm

    Yikes

    • 5Aces 5Aces May 20,2019 3:56 pm || Up

      A “non-horse”? Is that like an ex-parrot?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker May 20,2019 4:06 pm || Up

        It sounds like something that he’s specifically prohibited from falling off in his contract…and if he falls off said something his contract can be voided.

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      • andeux andeux May 20,2019 4:07 pm || Up

        Supposedly he stepped in hole and twisted his ankle in a nasty way as he fell, but people are speculating that the insistence that he didn’t fall off a horse means that he fell off a horse.
        The other interesting part is that the Mets could try to make him give back some of his salary because it was a non-baseball injury, but his agent when he signed the contract is now the Mets GM.

        TINSTAAFK
        • dmoas May 20,2019 4:22 pm || Up

          I stepped in a hole horribly late last year. Thought I shattered my ankle. It’s certainly possible to do all kinds of horrible things to an ankle, especially when you’re made of glass like he is.

    • Soaker Soaker May 20,2019 10:02 pm || Up

      Now that I’ve seen this I’m thinking the “non-horse” was the ladder in his multi-level wardrobe closet.

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  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 4:15 pm

    Profar > Mendoza

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 4:45 pm

    Profar makes some decisions in the field that are just inexplicable.

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 5:01 pm

    What hole/non-horse did Brett step in/fall from?

  6. Soaker Soaker May 20,2019 5:02 pm

    Brett ducks to avoid injury. Brett avoids injury. Brett injures himself ducking though. How Brett of him.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 6:19 pm || Up

      I just saw the replay for the first time. Amusing that while narrating about Brett turning his neck sharply they immediately show a clip of him turning to watch a long homer fly out.

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  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 5:05 pm

    In keeping with my past comments let me just say that the Sharks are totally fucked and have no chance to make the Cup finals.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. Future Ed Future Ed May 20,2019 5:23 pm

    “Skies to right but it will stay in the park. Semien is call off”

    Come on Vince

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  9. lenscrafters May 20,2019 5:59 pm

    What is wrong with this ump.

    • Soaker Soaker May 20,2019 6:06 pm || Up

      Just wait till Wednesday when Angel Hernandez has home plate.

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  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 6:00 pm

    Trivino getting squeezed a bit but come on man throw strikes!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 6:04 pm

    Multiple additional A’s runs please.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 6:14 pm || Up

      Thank you.

      • Soaker Soaker May 20,2019 6:27 pm || Up

        Yes, that was quite a good idea. Not something that often crossed our minds in 2018.

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  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 6:14 pm

    Clipped!

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 20,2019 6:14 pm || Up

      Clip Art

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 6:15 pm || Up

      I suppose now Ray can go on about how 10 years service time in the bigs is sure to include some moments of suck.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 20,2019 6:27 pm

    Nothing coming easy tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 11:35 am

    Khris in the starting lineup, since injury, including tonight:
    NYNNNYYYYYNYNY

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    • andeux andeux May 21,2019 11:51 am || Up

      Oddly in those games we are 3-3 when he starts (or 4-3 if we want to count that suspended game as a win) and 5-1 when he doesn’t.

      TINSTAAFK
  15. Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 12:19 pm

    Huh, Tommy Milone will start a big league game tonight. The Mariners have Thursday off so I’d guess the A’s will not see him this weekend.

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    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 7:01 pm || Up

      5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 89 pitches vs. the Rangers in Arlington. Milone was pretty dang good at the Coliseum and if they wanted to switch something in their rotation he could pitch Sunday in Oakland.

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  16. lenscrafters May 21,2019 3:40 pm

    OK, I’m going back to my assertion that it’s ridiculous Davis is playing. The guy is grimacing with each swing and even the Cleveland announcers are ripping the fact that he’s playing.

    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 3:45 pm || Up

      It worked well last time so I’ll agree with you again. But Bob was looking at the lineup card after that first AB so he may not bat again tonight. If they shut him down, they have two off days in the next ten days so it’s the rest of this one plus eight more games. Seems like the right long-term move.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 21,2019 3:50 pm || Up

        This is so effing ridiculous. Do the A’s not employ a sports medicine person who is competent? Even my bored underpaid Kaiser PT person knows enough to say “you need to rest that shoulder 7-10 days or it could linger for months.”

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 4:08 pm || Up

      The 10-day injured list was supposed to make these decisions easier.

  17. Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 3:54 pm

    This isn’t a tight strike zone or missed calls, this is two pitchers having rough nights.

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  18. lenscrafters May 21,2019 4:11 pm

    Hey that Canha PH home run indicates that maybe, just maybe, it’s ok to rest KD.

  19. Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 4:15 pm

    Aviators are at home, there’s a Frontier nonstop leaving Las Vegas at 9:15 pm (arriving Cleveland 4:18 am) and I’m betting somebody’s been called into the manager’s office in Vegas and being told he has time to run back to his apartment and pack.

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    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 6:24 pm || Up

      Mateo, Fowler, Barreto, Martini all listed in Aviators lineup tonight; Bolt, who plays every day down there, not listed.

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      • andeux andeux May 21,2019 6:51 pm || Up


        Bob does not read FK.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 7:01 pm || Up

          Skye Bolt is not in the Aviators lineup.

          Edit: Duh, missed Soaker’s comment entirely.

        • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 7:19 pm || Up

          Fortunately Slusser does check her Twitter feed regularly.

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  20. andeux andeux May 21,2019 4:56 pm

    Impressive 70% TTO rate for Bassitt: 6 K + 6 BB + 2 HR / 20 BFP

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 4:58 pm || Up

      Something wasn’t quite right as he got one of those mystery trainer visits. I was wondering if he was feeling sick, he was taking some deep breaths out there.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 6:27 pm || Up

      Profar has had a pretty good night not hitting a ball in play.

  21. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 21,2019 5:03 pm

    Not sure how much of this I believe, but it’s an epic tale.

    https://boingboing.net/2019/05/21/epic-twitter-thread-from-a-guy.html

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 21,2019 5:39 pm || Up

      Agreed on both counts.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 5:54 pm || Up

      I was just reading this. I like the part where he casually admitted to selling a quantity of heroin that would presumably put him away for life.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 22,2019 8:06 pm || Up

        no corpus. he’s cool on that front. i don’t know about others.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 24,2019 11:12 am || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2019 1:08 pm || Up

        Dumbass indeed. Also my sympathies faded a lot when I got to the GoFundMe link.

        "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 24,2019 1:29 pm || Up

          Also, this part:

          I knew some huge twist would be what really sold it; that moment where you’re like, “Oh man, he really escaped death.” So I used the name of the gang that I always see in the news. There are hundreds of street gangs in America, but the one that Donald Trump mentions by name when he’s doing rallies? That’s MS-13.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2019 2:00 pm || Up

          I also don’t need him to be still trying to make himself seem cooler than he is by quoting a highly dubious conversation with his “weed man”.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 6:13 pm

    More Soria. I’m nervous.

    • Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 6:16 pm || Up

      This game has never felt like one the A’s are destined to win. There’s a chance the Indians may outsuck us by just enough tonight though.

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    • andeux andeux May 21,2019 6:16 pm || Up

      Unpopular opinion: Soria is good.

      TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux May 21,2019 6:20 pm || Up

      I’m more worried about using Treinen two days in a row, given his recent issues.

      TINSTAAFK
  23. andeux andeux May 21,2019 6:33 pm

    The A’s may now be at .500.

    TINSTAAFK
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2019 6:33 pm

    They have not won five consecutive games, Glen. They’ve one six or two consecutive games.

  25. Soaker Soaker May 21,2019 6:34 pm

    Any A’s fans who chose to use a week of vacation time and money on Detroit and Cleveland have 5 wins, 0 losses, 1 game to go and sent a souvenir 5-3 lead by FedEx back to Oakland.

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  26. Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 8:57 am

    To start the morning by beating a dead horse, Rodney has pitched once, one inning 10 pitches, since the Pittsburgh debacle which was 17 days ago. Bob didn’t use Casilla much last year but outside of a brief stay on the DL he never gathered nearly that much dust.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 12:52 pm || Up

      Here we go.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 12:56 pm || Up

        There it goes.

        • andeux andeux May 22,2019 12:59 pm || Up

          Using a roster spot on Rodney is way dumber than using a roster spot hoping Khris is better within 10 days.

          TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 22,2019 3:50 pm || Up

            It is a sad state of affairs when our roster management emulates a bad Jim Carrey movie

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            • 5Aces 5Aces May 22,2019 4:17 pm || Up

              So you’re telling me there’s a chance Krush will be healthy Friday?

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 10:14 am

    Profar has a couple of good games and he’s hitting second.

    • andeux andeux May 22,2019 10:27 am || Up

      Bob loves his RLRLRL lineups.
      Profar has hit .274/.366/.548 in May (after .165/.223/.272 in March/April) but I’d still prefer to see him lower down.

      TINSTAAFK
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 10:22 am

    • Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 10:51 am || Up

      If you go to lunch with Beane and Forst, plan on needing three waiter visits until they’re ready to give him their orders.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 10:52 am || Up

        Cleveland TV is openly laughing at this situation.

    • lenscrafters May 22,2019 10:53 am || Up

      I don’t understand this. Did they not get him a MRI when he first got injured? And how much more evidence do they need that the two days off, one day on strategy is just delaying the inevitable?

      • 5Aces 5Aces May 22,2019 11:12 am || Up

        They’re thinking if we can just stretch this out until the ASB…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • dmoas May 22,2019 11:55 am || Up

        Guys, they’ve already maxed out on their free MRIs with their insurance + agreement with their ad partner. And putting him on the DL means they have to call someone up and pay them pro-rated MLB wages.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 10:42 am

    The Cleveland TV announcers are good. Minimal homerism, discussion on baseball rather than ancillary nonsense.

  30. 5Aces 5Aces May 22,2019 10:51 am

    You can’t stop Nick Hundley you can only hope to contain him!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • dmoas May 22,2019 11:56 am || Up

      Unless you get someone on first with less than 2 outs.

    • Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 12:24 pm || Up

      I hate it when you need “Catcher Triples” to complete your Baseball Bingo card.

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  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 11:02 am

    Montas has made some very high quality pitches today when he needed them.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 11:47 am

    A rain delay here would be a big bummer with Montas looking he can give a long outing on a day with (I assume) no Treinen and Soria.

    • Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 11:54 am || Up

      Looking at the radar the biggest blob has mostly passed through already.

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  33. Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 12:08 pm

    They made it through the Upper Midwest in May without any rainouts and required return trips.

    Aside from the Rodney implosion the Rust Belt has been good to the A’s (he said prematurely today). Maybe we can swap out the Tampa Bay Rays for the Lansing Lugnuts.

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  34. lenscrafters May 22,2019 12:14 pm

    Canha: 15H – 7HR

  35. Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 12:41 pm

    One more run *should* make the lead Rodneyproof and Brooksproof.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 12:57 pm || Up

      Rodney is going to suck enough that Trivino gets the ninth instead of Brooks.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 1:08 pm || Up

        The good news is Trivino was efficient enough to give him two innings, especially with an off day tomorrow.

  36. MikeV MikeV May 22,2019 1:00 pm

    Seriously fucking cut Rodney.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 1:09 pm || Up

      I’ll be shocked if he’s around on Friday.

      • andeux andeux May 22,2019 1:24 pm || Up

        Yeah, while I would have dumped him a long time ago (like, last year) this appearance seems like it must be the last straw.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker May 23,2019 4:28 pm || Up

          Oh for FKs sake

          For all of you many twitter followers who asked about Fernando Rodney this week, my answer from the last Reluctant Mailbag holds true – I don’t get the impression he’s going anywhere. The A’s picked up his $5.25 million option because they like his experience and believe he can handle a seventh-inning role well, and it’s probably going to take more than four bad outings to change that. Remember, it took the team until last July to let Santiago Casilla go, and I think the team figures Rodney will settle in and find a groove well before then.

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          • 5Aces 5Aces May 24,2019 8:55 am || Up

            Four? I’m too lazy to look but I think I would be hard pressed to find 4 good outings he has had since we got him last year.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • colin colin May 24,2019 12:04 pm || Up

              Per fangraphs, he has the second lowest Win Probability Added (-1.64) of any reliever in baseball. Keeping him out of last place is Wander Suero of the Nationals (-1.71 WPA). Suero’s ERA is only 7.17 to Rodney’s 9.42, but Suero has been showing up in higher leverage situations… so I guess we can be happy that Bob Melvin is not Dave Martinez?

            • andeux andeux May 24,2019 12:24 pm || Up

              He didn’t allow a run in his first 3 weeks (11 appearances) last year, making many here think he didn’t suck. He followed up by allowing runs (9 total) in 6 of his remaining 11 appearances, which clarified things somewhat.
              Even this year, he has been scored on in “only” 6 of 17 appearances, which would not be so bad except that 5 of the 6 have been multiple run innings, for 15 runs total. His peripherals are terrible as well.

              At least (per colin’s comment) he is generally not being used in close games. Slusser’s response that they “believe he can handle a seventh-inning role well” is just dumb.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2019 12:46 pm || Up

                she carries water when fans get off with theirs heads-y with likable players.

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • 5Aces 5Aces May 24,2019 1:14 pm || Up

                  This. And I do agree that I think he is more likeable than I thought prior to him joining us. I dont like seeing that he is a pile of hot garbage now, but it is what it is.

                  (come on karma…make me look like a fool.)

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 1:27 pm

    Good road trip

  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 1:28 pm

    Cleveland post-game guy: “It’s time to panic.”

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 22,2019 1:37 pm

    Seattle is 10-27 since their 13-2 start.

    • Soaker Soaker May 22,2019 2:08 pm || Up

      Angels’ starting pitching is awful and now Andrelton Simmons is gone. Rangers have a couple starters but their bullpen is a calamity; Shawn Kelley is the closer by default. There sure are a lot of wins available within the division if the A’s can be good enough to grab them, and the next 16 are inside the division with only 3 vs. the Astros.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed May 22,2019 8:14 pm || Up

        Better idea: Rename Kansas City Athletics of Oakland, demand rightful place in central, coast to the ALDS

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  40. MikeV MikeV May 22,2019 3:23 pm

    Z key stop working for anybody else?

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • 5Aces 5Aces May 22,2019 3:36 pm || Up

      Literally just used it to get to this comment.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • MikeV MikeV May 23,2019 8:41 am || Up

        Working again now. Odd.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2019 11:18 am

    Very often I positively acknowledge comments with an affirming gesture. Often a thumbs up, sometimes a Dhaka sign, but most frequently the classic OK three fingers plus circle? Am I not supposed to do that any more because of some teenage white power trolls on 8chan? It seems unreasonable.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV May 23,2019 1:10 pm || Up

      not not supposed to. you just don’t want to. as a tactical move.

      their tactic is to pick (and start as hoaxes) common things that may or may not. new balance, milk, the OK sign… to provoke overreaction, to implicate people who use them innocently, and to fall back on plausible deniability.

      and some catch and others don’t. i think NB never got out of the hoax stage and is probably safe now.

      so take that away from them. let *only* white supremacists flash OK signs.

      milk sucks anyway. except in coffee, so brown. or be-dipped with oreos….

      RIGHT, BEN CARSON? RIGHT?? (god that was a self-own with all sorts of levels.)

      https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/okay-hand-gesture

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2019 1:21 pm || Up

        That’s a reasonable approach I suppose. It’s so ingrained for me that I have to focus to not “OK” people, and I hate that these stupid trolls can so readily accomplish that.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • sslinger May 23,2019 3:37 pm || Up

          Peace sign.

        • AV AV May 23,2019 4:08 pm || Up

          i used to thumbs-up a lot.

          till abu ghraib.

          it was slowly coming back.

          till the datamining phase of facebook.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  42. Soaker Soaker May 23,2019 1:07 pm

    Jonathan Lucroy is the Angels’ cleanup hitter today. He does somehow have 6 home runs.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2019 1:40 pm || Up

      Matt Harvey may give up 6 home runs today.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2019 1:53 pm || Up

        2/3 of the way there.

        • Soaker Soaker May 23,2019 1:54 pm || Up

          Dammit Ausmus leave him in there to go for the record.

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          • Soaker Soaker May 23,2019 3:58 pm || Up

            Nice job by the Angels bullpen picking up where Harvey left off.

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  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2019 3:40 pm

    Jerry Blevins is pitching in a tie game in the ninth inning for the Braves.

  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2019 5:58 pm

    Exercise extra care when working on Owsley’s old synthesizer.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV May 24,2019 6:35 am || Up

      lol.

      hippies: the buchla “fell out of favor” in the 60s…

      suzanne ciani ~1974: hold my coke.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2019 7:17 pm

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  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2019 9:26 am

    • Soaker Soaker May 24,2019 9:48 am || Up

      It must be somewhat easier for a US citizen to gain Mexican citizenship than the other way around.

      Add him to the list if Khris is still day-to-day in August.

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  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2019 2:25 pm
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2019 7:49 pm

    Mengden committed to getting the bullpen some work tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. lenscrafters May 24,2019 8:38 pm

    I like how the “Holy Toledo” sign flashes “Oly Toledo” for Olson.

  50. Soaker Soaker May 24,2019 8:40 pm

    Much needed because Mengden had the crowd in quite a stupor.

    Soaker in the house all weekend. Tahoe locals flee on holiday weekends.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2019 11:35 am || Up

      I’ll be there today. Will keep an eye out for ya.

      • Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 1:18 pm || Up

        119 R15. Plenty of good seats still available today.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2019 5:33 pm || Up

          Huh, I was about 12 rows behind there. Didn’t see you.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2019 9:47 pm

    Profar < Mendoza

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2019 10:14 pm

    Arizona scoring by inning so far tonight in San Francisco: 1 2 2 3 3 3 4.

  53. Soaker Soaker May 24,2019 10:16 pm

    It’s good to get a Trivino-Treinen game. Last time I was here Kendrys had the 9th.

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  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2019 10:16 pm

    The nameplates on these Seattle jerseys have the worst kerning I have ever seen.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 7:53 am || Up

      Can’t find good images from last night…I noticed it especially when Sadzeck was pitching…but here are two examples of awful kerning on their blue road alt jerseys:

      https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/usp_mlb__seattle_mariners_at_san_diego_padres_82336134.jpg?w=2000&h=1200&crop=1

      https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0517/30/de-fratus-sz-48-25-2016-seattle_1_5cd73fc33579b46aecc00b63c803db05.jpg

      "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 25,2019 8:00 am || Up

        Something about the way the A is shaped?

        • AV AV May 26,2019 7:52 pm || Up

          is the small challenge the typesetter should accept to solve for.

          though there’s room to bring things closer to the As, it doesn’t look like it’ll be enough. the full solution is kerning out the other pairs to even the word out.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  55. Soaker Soaker May 24,2019 10:35 pm

    OMG WE BEAT THE MARINERS !!!1!11!

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2019 11:12 pm || Up

      mlb lists it as 4 in a row

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2019 9:32 am || Up

        Future MLB already knows the pen is going to blow that lead.

  56. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 8:12 am

    Treinen’s BB/9 is back to what it was in Washington. This reminds me of my first impressions when he was traded back, better stuff than execution. Whichever repair shop he went to the 2017-2018 offseason or in spring training last year, he could stand to go back there for a tune up.

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  57. ptbnl May 25,2019 9:11 am

    Front row seats available in the next few days:

    Sunday 5/26 — $55 each. Mariners 1.07pm
    Monday 6/27 — $33 each. Orioles 7.07pm
    Wednesday 5/29 — $33 each. Angels 12.37pm

    Let me know ASAP.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  58. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 10:22 am

    Lower the flags to half-staff, please.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 11:06 am || Up

      Slusser has done well by her close connections with A’s management, and they’ve done well with her. So nothing’s likely to change because they still serve each other’s interests. Still, I wonder if she gets pissed off when Thursday’s info becomes Saturday’s wrong take.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 11:34 am || Up

      Also, obligatory: Everybody have fun tonight!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 12:13 pm || Up

        It’s a Dance Hall Day for sure!

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  59. 5Aces 5Aces May 25,2019 10:28 am

    Our long national nightmare is over.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2019 9:39 am || Up

      It became a Nationals nightmare.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2019 2:25 pm || Up

        This may he the single greatest benefit of having to move to LA yet!

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 12:11 pm

    Teamsters Local 70 picnic open to all. They’re hollering for people to come in. Free dogs, brats, beer, soda. Fenced area between A Lot and BART ramp, sort of behind Treehouse.

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  61. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 1:13 pm

    I’m betting the Santa Anita card today. Winner of the first race was Mr. Brownstone, owned by Axl Rose Racing LLC.

    Later I may play an MLB daily double in the 3rd and 4th races, with Farquhar and Ohtani.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 3:15 pm || Up

      Opted not to bet on Farquhar or Ohtani. But Eddie Haskell just came through in the 5th to round out my pick-3 and put me up $10 on the day.

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  62. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 1:37 pm

    Phegley 0 for 1, 1 K when he uses The Pina Colada Song as his walk up music.

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    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 10:57 am || Up

      Bolt and Phegley hitting 8-9 today so if Bolt sticks with what he had in Vegas that’s Fleetwood Mac and Rupert Holmes back to back. I couldn’t think of the actual title of the Holmes song yesterday; I knew it’s buried in the lyrics somewhere, and it’s “Escape”.

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      • Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 1:46 pm || Up

        Fleetwood Mac got left in AAA. Phegley not into yoga, into champagne on that AB though.

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        • Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 8:08 pm || Up

          In the in-stadium/on-air postgame interview Braden asked Phegley whether he likes Piña Coladas, and the answer was a lame “yeah, sure, on the beach” or something like that. It needed a “Piña Coladas are OK but what I really like is making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape.”

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  63. lenscrafters May 25,2019 1:46 pm

    Terrible 0-2 pitch

  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 2:15 pm

    Seeing the bat lying in the batters box as Chapman slid over it was terrifying.

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  65. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 2:33 pm

    A’s put Kikuchi on the old hibachi today. Also the Mariners defense is frightful.

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    • lenscrafters May 25,2019 2:42 pm || Up

      Yeah it’s seriously bad.

      • Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 3:10 pm || Up

        I guess Profar has been an impact player after all, and Kendrys left his mark as well.

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  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 3:04 pm

    More runs please. Lou and Blake could use the rest.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2019 4:01 pm || Up

      Eh, fuck rest.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 3:57 pm

    At least he’s not walking guys.

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  68. lenscrafters May 25,2019 3:58 pm

    Hey maybe pointlessly bringing him in last night to throw 30 pitches wasn’t a great idea.

  69. 5Aces 5Aces May 25,2019 4:00 pm

    And exhale.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  70. Soaker Soaker May 25,2019 4:01 pm

    Servais might want somebody on his roster who could pinch-hit for Shed Long in that situation.

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  71. mother pucker May 25,2019 5:09 pm

    Nice to finally take some games against the mighty Mariners. On the other hand, Toronto would be 14-32 absent playing Oakland (I’m afraid to check what their current -53 run differential transforms into).

  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2019 10:24 pm

    Tied for a playoff spot.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2019 10:50 pm || Up

      heh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 9:57 am || Up

      Floating above the 50 feet of crap that is the lower half of the American League. It seems to have sorted out quickly this year with the Texas Rangers maybe the only team that’s on the wrong side of .500 right now.

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      • andeux andeux May 26,2019 10:04 am || Up

        Are the Rays anywhere near as good as their record?
        I could maybe name one starting pitcher and one or two starting position players on this team. Maybe.

        TINSTAAFK
  73. Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2019 10:51 pm

    I mean, when keuchel signs on saturday We’ll be in good shape

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2019 11:54 am || Up

      It’ll be like getting…eh, I can’t do it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  74. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2019 1:24 pm

    zone seems a little tight.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2019 1:43 pm

    Phegley!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  76. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2019 2:02 pm

    Still unclear what Coco brings to the radio booth

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  77. Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 2:34 pm

    6 innings
    3 hits
    0 runs
    0 trainer visits
    QUALITY START

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  78. andeux andeux May 26,2019 3:12 pm

    Phegley!

    TINSTAAFK
  79. Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 3:15 pm

    Phegley should pay my way to every game.

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  80. Soaker Soaker May 26,2019 3:40 pm

    I would say it’s too bad the Mariners are leaving town but the Angels are here tomorrow so not really.

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  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2019 9:13 pm

    I’m amazed that Brett survived that 3-6-1 double play.

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