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Games 54*-56*: You must be the Angels I thought I might never find 143

Remember when the A’s had the Big Three and the Anaheims had starters like Lackey, Washburn and Santana and a shutdown bullpen (except for the occasional sulk-off)? Man, have times changed at the Big A. Matt Harvey, an $11M band-aid for this season, has been horrible and after serving up 4 homers in 2-2/3 innings vs. the Twins the other day grabbed his back and went on the IL. The rest of the starting pitching has been as bad or worse.

Other high-paid players producing nothing include Justin Upton ($18M, IL all season with turf toe) and Zack Cozart ($12.666M for a can-this-be-right? .124/.178/.144; has to play a lot with Andrelton Simmons out). Albert Pujols gamely soldiers on but that’s $28M for a .721 OPS which is about as much as they can hope for anymore (still owed $59M for 2020 and 2021). Watch out for Jonathan Lucroy though (.617 OPS in 2018, .788 with 7 HR so far this year).

Today at 1:05: Chris Bassitt vs. Trevor Cahill (6.43 ERA, 14 HR in 49 IP)
Tuesday at 7:05: Frankie Montas vs. TBA (probably an “opener”) Edit: Cam Bedrosian as opener, then Nick Tropeano
Wednesday at 12:35: Liam Hendriks opening for Daniel Mengden vs. TBA (could be Griffin Canning, not Skaggs or Heaney) (it’s Canning)

143 thoughts on “Games 54*-56*: You must be the Angels I thought I might never find

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 11:08 am

    I can’t think of another team in at least last 15-20 years that has burned money the way Anaheim has. Maybe the mid-80s Yankees of Jack Clark and Ken Phelps?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2019 11:10 am
    • MikeV MikeV May 27,2019 12:50 pm || Up

      god dammit

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 9:33 am || Up

        I think I’m on board with this plan. Assuming at least one of Manaea/Luzardo makes it into the second-half rotation, there should be enough competent starters that innings-limited Puk’s highest and best use this season would be as a weapon out of the pen. Cotton…who knows what he is at this point.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 9:43 am || Up

          as long as kuechel gets signed…

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        • andeux andeux May 28,2019 10:30 am || Up

          Besides Manaea, who knows what any of them are at this point?
          Puk looked like he might make the rotation out of spring training last year, but he also has never pitched at all above AA. Luzardo is similar (16 innings at AAA last year). Combine that with the uncertainty of coming back from injuries, and any major league value from them this year seems like a bonus.

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces 5Aces May 28,2019 10:46 am || Up

            This. As much as I like the idea of getting a rotation of Aces back at the All-Star break there is no reason to believe any of them will become saviors.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • MikeV MikeV May 28,2019 11:45 am || Up

              I mean, it’s not like Brooks/Estrada are so amazing that they can’t be skipped in the rotation.

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

              Thanks, and go As.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 11:55 am || Up

                Let’s say that by August the rotation is Montas, Manaea, Fiers, Bassitt, Estrada/Anderson (whichever isn’t injured).

                I probably wouldn’t feel the need to force Puk into that group coming off TJS, but I might get him some innings out of the pen. It sounds like the workload concerns for Luzardo coming off of the shoulder injury might not be as acute, so he might have a better chance to work his way into the rotation.

                All of this assumes that these guys get through their recoveries cleanly, and that they are dominating at AAA, both of which are big assumptions.

                • MikeV MikeV May 28,2019 12:55 pm || Up

                  Couple things.

                  1 – wouldn’t the same worry apply to Manea who actually did have a season as a SP and get hurt

                  2 – if that is truly the case, just let them get stretched out in AAA. Rodney aside, this team still manages to find good relievers all over the place. I still don’t like taking SPs and breaking them in as RPs in the bigs.

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

                  Thanks, and go As.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2019 11:33 am

    Theee cheers for the occasion-appropriate poppies teams are wearing today instead of stupid camo crap.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2019 3:42 pm || Up

      And I am ok with GBA today only

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      • dmoas May 28,2019 9:16 am || Up

        Can we choose a different (better) faux patriotic song instead?

        • MikeV MikeV May 28,2019 10:19 am || Up

          America, FK Yeah?

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

          Thanks, and go As.

  4. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 12:54 pm

    @GM: The players are not wearing camo but Stomper did not get that memo.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 9:34 am || Up

      At least he took them off to “go streaking.”

  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 12:55 pm

    RIP Bill Buckner. His stats don’t look very good through the modern lens, but he probably deserved to be remembered for more than an epic gaffe.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces May 28,2019 8:58 am || Up

      Though it was a little before my time, I try to remember him for getting thrown out at 3rd in game 5 of the 74 series.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 1:32 pm

    I feel Gallego as 3B coach has potential to set up another epic Lazer Ramon moment.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 3:07 pm || Up

      Damn it Phegley!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 2:08 pm

    The Hound left that curve up in the zone one too many times

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  8. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 2:31 pm

    Go far with Profar!

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 2:31 pm || Up

      The Jurk store called. They’re out of the ballyard!

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  9. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 2:46 pm

    Phegley hitting .795 with 22 HR and 79 RBI in my 9 games this year.

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  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 3:08 pm

    Ray’s apologies are bogus, that short hop throw was perfect.

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  11. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 3:41 pm

    Pregame moment of silence for Buckner.
    Pregame moment of silence for Memorial Day.
    3 p.m. moment of silence for Memorial Day (middle of the 6th).
    GBA (7th inning stretch).

    I think we’re done.

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  12. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 3:58 pm

    With Treinen struggling this hypothesis that Soria is “actually good” will get further testing.

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    • andeux andeux May 27,2019 4:14 pm || Up

      They both looked pretty good today.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 9:29 am || Up

        After that disgusting strike two to Trout, I jokingly told my dad “he should probably throw that exact same pitch again” and then he went and did it.

  13. Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 4:17 pm

    OK, I held up my end of the deal. Will leave it to you guys to finish the homestand and will retake the baton a week from Friday in Texas.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2019 4:22 pm || Up

      I’ll wave my fk flag high tomorrow. Sounds like winter is still awaiting you back at home.

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      • Soaker Soaker May 27,2019 6:37 pm || Up

        With all the snow this year I deliberately piled on extra spring games while waiting for it to melt. The Sierra will be wonderful from late June onward. Most likely no road trips after Texas, just whatever further trips I make to the Coliseum.

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  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2019 4:44 pm

    Chapman in the postgame with Vince said Davis is “the best player on our team.” Chapman is a good teammate and a good liar.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2019 6:28 pm

    Glen and the A’s twitter is pissing me off with the 10 in a row bullshit

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    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 10:25 am || Up

      Opinion is divided this morning:

      Baseball Reference and Fox Sports.com: 9-0 in Last 10, Streak is W10.
      ESPN.com and CBSSports.com: 10-0 in Last 10, Streak is W10.
      MLB.com: 10-0 in Last 10, Streak is W7.

      Soaker’s opinion: NOTA. 9-0 in Last 10, Streak W7.

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      • andeux andeux May 28,2019 10:47 am || Up

        L10: 9.79 – 0.21
        Streak: W .79*11 + .21*7 = 10.16

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  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 9:28 am
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 9:45 am || Up

      stupid use of a video aside, I am betting the dipshit in charge had no idea who AOC was.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 9:47 am || Up

        Impossible. I’m betting the dipshit in charge is a Fox News hound who sees these kinds of videos all the time and thinks they are normal.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 10:11 am || Up

          fair point

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV May 28,2019 10:34 am || Up

            my guess is average workplace laziness. that the dipshit chose this vid without making it to minute 3 of the full 3:30, where the added images first change from puppies, rivers and flyovers to AOC, KJU, and antifa.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • 5Aces 5Aces May 28,2019 10:52 am || Up

              I support this view. And I guess some of it goes to where “in charge” lies. Politics aside, The Grizz have been really great in the community and with PR type things the last several years. To see them step in it this bad is very odd.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 11:59 am || Up

                The organization appears to have been sincerely ashamed of this, and to have properly apologized, which is good.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 10:21 am

    It gets easier every day to let my Raiders fandom go. I’ve already ditched the tickets, come Sept I expect Sundays to no longer be appointment viewing. And now they’ve signed Richie fucking Incognito. Yuck.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. andeux andeux May 28,2019 11:23 am

    Speaking of Bobby, this profile in GQ is a good read.

    TINSTAAFK
    • sslinger May 28,2019 1:47 pm || Up

      Very nice, thanks for the link. And if you haven’t seen The Other One, the film referred to near the end, check it out.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 2:05 pm || Up

      Yeah that was a pleasant renewal of acquaintances, I’ve largely ignored all the post-Jerry presentations. Bobby sounds very happy and grounded. Good for him. The Thin Man spits!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 4:51 pm || Up

      Toward the end:

      There is only one other subject in our conversations that sparks Weir to, if not quite anger, at least defiance: the question of whether he should be playing the songs that Garcia once sang. Immediately after Garcia’s death, he felt emotionally unprepared to do so, but “six months or a year in, it became real apparent that these songs needed to live and breathe.” There are fans, he knows, who take exception. “There are some folks who don’t particularly like the cut of my jib, who feel that no one has the right to sing those songs.”

      Is that a straw man, or are there actually people who are territorial enough to think that? I’ve never met one, and they wouldn’t have this “Dead and Company” renaissance if Bob weren’t doing some of Jerry’s songs.

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      • sslinger May 28,2019 5:04 pm || Up

        I would suspect that if you went into the comments section of Dead related sites you’d find some of that, but probably a lot less now than a few years ago. But, you know what comments sections bring out in people.

      • andeux andeux May 28,2019 5:07 pm || Up

        Overstated but real to some extent. Depends on the context.
        If it is one of the full post-Dead bands then I think everyone expects the usual mix of songs including Jerry’s, especially if there is someone like Hornsby or Trey (Probably Mayer too, but I haven’t seen Dead & Co.) who can do a sort of OK job on the vocals.
        If it’s Weir’s own band (Ratdog, or the new one they talk about) it’s a little weird if he’s doing more of Jerry’s songs than his own, as I think has sometimes been the case.

        Also depends on the song. Bob singing Touch of Gray is fine, Bob (or Phil) singing Stella Blue I could live without.

        TINSTAAFK
  19. Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 5:57 pm

    Rodney: If there’s no other team interested I guess I’d be willing to pitch in Las Vegas.
    Beane: Well I suppose we could…
    Melvin: FUCK NO

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  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 6:22 pm

    I’m not NOT enjoying watching the Giants crap themselves every day.

    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 6:54 pm || Up

      The Marlins were on the ’62 Mets road. However, 3-game sweep vs. Mets, then 3-game sweep @ Detroit and now 3 at home vs. the Giants has put them on a detour, although looking at their June schedule 3-24 looks like a reasonable guess.

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    • lenscrafters May 28,2019 7:12 pm || Up

      I’m hoping the Farhan led Giants would be willing to trade us Will Smith.

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 6:40 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 7:13 pm || Up

      Apparently they put Cozart on the IL and called up an outfielder, which makes very little sense.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 7:02 pm

    Happy Nurses Night! They may seriously make up a third of this otherwise sparse crowd.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 7:17 pm || Up

      It’s disappointing that a winning streak plus free parking can’t drive a decent walk-up anymore.

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    • andeux andeux May 28,2019 7:37 pm || Up

      And 2/3 of the alcohol sales?

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 8:27 pm || Up

        At least

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl May 28,2019 8:43 pm || Up

          But most of it is rubbing alcohol.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  23. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 7:42 pm

    dammit frankie, don’t walk terrible hitters

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  24. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 7:45 pm

    don’t go 0-2 to 2-2 to a terrible hitter with the bases loaded

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  25. andeux andeux May 28,2019 7:46 pm

    or that

    TINSTAAFK
  26. Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 7:47 pm

    Ugh. Looks like Wang Dang Doodle will be featured prominently in the setlist tonight.

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  27. andeux andeux May 28,2019 7:49 pm

    or that.

    TINSTAAFK
  28. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 7:53 pm

    that was a bad inning. it also featured ray opining on the Calhoun option. he has no idea the angels have a top ten outfield prospect waiting to take his place

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  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2019 7:53 pm

    At least the Angels scored the minimum for a (true) bat around.

  30. lenscrafters May 28,2019 7:55 pm

    Stop swinging at ball 4, christ.

  31. Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 8:14 pm

    Semien gave Chapman a bit of a dirty look. “Yeah I know you’re good but you need to remember that I don’t suck anymore.”

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  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 8:41 pm

    No way I thought Frankie makes it thru 4, after that interminable 2nd. Gutsy bounce back. A hard-knockin ride.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 8:51 pm

    The A’s don’t waste umpire challenges very often but they wasted that one.

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  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 9:00 pm

    Not a bad debut for the new kid

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  35. andeux andeux May 28,2019 9:14 pm

    Fosse keeps referring to “Mandrian Chinese.”

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 9:17 pm || Up

      I expect the island of Formosa is next in his notes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 9:22 pm

    My section agrees that Olsen is the dreamiest A. We have one holdout for Laureano.

    "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 28,2019 9:37 pm || Up

      that sounds right. Although, despite the ages being reversed, olson seens more like a teen heart throb

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  37. Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 9:28 pm

    The A’s could certainly win this game but the journey through the depths of the bullpen to get there will be interesting to say the least.

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    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 10:29 pm || Up

      Soria needed a call but that was going to be tough in any case.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 12:21 pm || Up

        can’t be that mad. Soria did OK, he has been used a lot.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2019 12:22 pm || Up

          I’m mostly really happy with the four innings leading up to him.

  38. lenscrafters May 28,2019 9:29 pm

    I’m starting to think Hendriks is good. Please don’t prove me wrong.

    • lenscrafters May 28,2019 10:03 pm || Up

      Ok I’m convinced as long as the velocity is still there.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 9:41 pm

    phegley? Phegley.

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  40. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 9:47 pm

    why did scioscia change from a right hander to a right hander?

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 9:52 pm || Up

      Because the senior care nurse forgot his pm meds?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 10:00 pm

    hendriks is done after lucroy, yes?

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  42. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2019 10:03 pm

    I do love how fosse knows the ball boy names and loves to throw them around

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  43. lenscrafters May 28,2019 10:25 pm

    Catch the FKing ball

    • sslinger May 28,2019 10:30 pm || Up

      Should have still been called a strike.

      • lenscrafters May 28,2019 10:35 pm || Up

        Yes, but until robot strike zone becomes a thing, umpires will always be affected by good/bad framing.

        That pitch didn’t even require a good frame job. Phegley literally just needed to catch the ball.

  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 10:30 pm

    That non strike 3 call looked like some serious bullshit from here (in my oblique angle Sec 105 seat).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 28,2019 10:35 pm || Up

      Ump missed the call but Soria had lots of opportunity to get out of that inning without it coming to a borderline strike like that one.

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    • andeux andeux May 28,2019 10:39 pm || Up

      Did you just have a foul ball go a couple rows over your head?

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2019 11:20 pm || Up

        Yes. Corralled by one of the adorable kids behind us that kept up great A’s chants all game long.

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  45. lenscrafters May 28,2019 10:39 pm

    Really wish Bob would stop moving Chapman out of the #2 spot.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 1:09 pm || Up

      grossman getting on is good, but doesn’t help solve this problem

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  46. andeux andeux May 29,2019 1:00 pm

    Strike 3 on Ohtani not called again, this time on a check swing.
    But I also remain puzzled as to why Hendriks was “opening” in the first place after pitching two innings last night.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces May 29,2019 1:12 pm || Up

      Very much this. I tried refreshing my computer because I was sure something was wrong showing it.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 1:17 pm || Up

      with no trout, why open at all?

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    • lenscrafters May 29,2019 3:31 pm || Up

      Seriously, Hendriks threw 30 pitches and 2 innings last night?

  47. andeux andeux May 29,2019 1:03 pm

    Same ump too.

    TINSTAAFK
  48. Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 1:07 pm

    pardon?

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  49. 5Aces 5Aces May 29,2019 1:14 pm

    I get the general idea of an opener, but I dont see how a tired Hendricks was that much of a benefit over Mengden just starting. This is also a bit of backcasting too-if he had gone 1 2 3 I wouldnt think much of it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 1:18 pm

    This is great news for arsenal.

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  51. Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 1:42 pm

    a semien

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  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2019 3:46 pm

    Oly Toledo

  53. lenscrafters May 29,2019 4:00 pm

    Christ, Treinen just cannot be trusted anymore.

  54. Soaker Soaker May 29,2019 4:15 pm

    Thank goodness they didn’t get beat by Luis Effing Rengifo.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2019 5:14 pm || Up

      Spoke too soon.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker May 29,2019 5:19 pm || Up

        Not really; that part of it was self-inflicted. Teams bunt so infrequently now that nobody knows how to execute defensively.

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  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2019 4:16 pm

    This has been a very silly game.

  56. 5Aces 5Aces May 29,2019 4:19 pm

    Sweet Jesus-I saw 5-1 at one point and just went back to trying to work.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. lenscrafters May 29,2019 4:30 pm

    Please win now, I don’t want to see Brooks.

  58. 5Aces 5Aces May 29,2019 4:43 pm

    Gameday makes it look like they are really trying to hurt Jurk store.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2019 5:09 pm

    The new guy is already our most reliable reliever.

  60. Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2019 7:49 pm

    not gonna sit here and talk about josh phegley’s catching

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  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2019 9:56 pm

    Um……ok

  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2019 2:12 pm

    Unlike the rest of these guys, doesn’t Billy have an actual job to focus on?

  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2019 3:17 pm

    Oakland = Tupac, ok. SF = Steve Jobs, makes sense. Emeryille = Draymond, sure. Berkeley = Ben Affleck? WTF?

    https://pudding.cool/2019/05/people-map/

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    • dmoas May 30,2019 3:22 pm || Up

      Apparently he was born there.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2019 3:57 pm || Up

        Huh, today I learned.

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        • Soaker Soaker May 30,2019 4:19 pm || Up

          My “what I learned today” from that is that Clint Malarchuk is a local resident. He may have been in the news when he shot himself but that was a few months before I moved here.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2019 3:32 pm || Up

      I’ve never even heard of the person from my hometown.

    • AV AV May 30,2019 4:18 pm || Up

      long beach gets snoop dog.

      compton gets… marilyn monroe. she lived there like for a month once. she did have attitude, tho.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • colin colin May 30,2019 7:34 pm || Up

      I did not know that Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati

    • andeux andeux May 30,2019 7:45 pm || Up

      Yeah, “most Wikipedia’ed resident” seems pretty arbitrary. Affleck born in Berkeley, but not really associated with it. Mark Twain for Buffalo, not born there and only ever lived there for a couple years. And then Tommy Hilfiger for Elmira, a much smaller town where Twain lived for longer.
      My hometown has Gronk, which is what I would have guessed.
      The map interface is pretty slick (fast and smooth zooming to different levels of detail).

      TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces May 30,2019 11:19 pm || Up

      Fresno has Cher who lived there like a year in High School. Sorry Tom Terrific.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2019 12:03 pm

    Hit him up.

    • andeux andeux May 31,2019 1:25 pm || Up

      It’s already flat pricing for the 10 game plan, and that price is significantly higher than what those seats go for if bought individually for most (possibly all) games.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2019 1:52 pm || Up

        Yeah the 10 game flat price made sense to me at the time, and I might still make the same decision today, but I’m quite curious about their rationale in doing 10 so differently.

        As long as they keep the $10 parking and half price beers it’s a slam dunk money saver for me.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux May 31,2019 2:13 pm || Up

          I assumed it was done that way to make the bigger plans more attractive.

          It’s definitely not a money saver for me – we don’t always drive (though at $10 parking is cheaper than two round trip BART tickets), don’t drink a whole lot at games, and just about the only decent food in the stadium is from the food trucks which don’t have the discount. OTOH, those discounts do make up for some of the extra ticket price, and some of the other perks like being able to exchange tickets easily are worthwhile too. I haven’t decided if I’ll end up renewing next year or not.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2019 2:15 pm || Up

            I feel like the food inside the stadium might actually have gotten worse this year.

            I’m completely addicted to the discounts now. Not just the food and parking – the 25% off individual game tickets is also pretty sweet.

    • ptbnl May 31,2019 4:01 pm || Up

      Getting share partner credentials out before half the season has passed would be nice.

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

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