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Well, not anymore. The good news about PIscotty’s non IL, is that that is the positional depth the A’s actually have.

The mariners have been terrible. I am sure the A’s can change that.

I will say, I would love to see a teal/kelly match up. Dozens of fans would hit menu to color adjust their fancy tee vees

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112 thoughts on “70-71-72-72-74-75 There is a Cancer in the O-Ring Central

  1. lenscrafters Jun 14,2019 6:54 pm

    I don’t understand Ray’s point just now. Why is he blaming the catcher for “bad framing” when the catcher got the umpire to call a ball a strike?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 6:57 pm || Up

      his point is you should turn the sound down and listen to kitten forever instead

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:00 pm || Up

      I wonder if tanner anderson thinks “I just made $170” after every half inning

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:11 pm || Up

      alright, 2016 A’s defense

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:19 pm || Up

      Laureano has a lot of room to improve on defense. he isn’t bad, per se, but he can be better

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    • andeux andeux Jun 14,2019 7:26 pm || Up

      The idea is that you’re not “supposed to” overdo it, because it makes the umpires look bad, and they will hold that against you and start not giving you the calls. Or something like that. But, as you note, if it works, why not?

      It’s actually something I’ve noticed in a few other games recently. My memory is that when pitch framing started getting attention a thing a few years ago, it was more subtle, and supposedly only a few guys could really do it well. Now it seems like almost every catcher just moves the ball a foot, and they often get the calls.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 14,2019 8:00 pm || Up

        I would like to think umps are immune from such obvious stuff, but Ray’s counter-point just now, that they won’t call clear strikes when a catcher has to reach across, is actaully pretty compelling evidence.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 3:27 pm || Up

        Phegley just caught a ball on the outside edge that was probably a strike, but he obviously yanked it in further and didn’t get the call.

  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 6:56 pm

    has pinder lost faith? he didn’t draw a cross in the dirt like he did all last year

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  3. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:19 pm

    COBRA!

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  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:26 pm

    the mariners players all seem like names for an unlicensed baseball video game

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 14,2019 8:01 pm || Up

      In MLP The Show Folix Hermandez is still lights out.

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  5. lenscrafters Jun 14,2019 7:30 pm

    Ugh, he’s trying to walk you.

  6. andeux andeux Jun 14,2019 7:48 pm

    Catch the fking ball.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 14,2019 7:57 pm || Up

      It might take two Semiens to make up for that E-6.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:49 pm

    no ray, there was never any way that is a catch

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  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 14,2019 7:49 pm

    oh sit down bob

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  9. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 14,2019 7:56 pm

    Why are the M’s are kryptonite?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. lenscrafters Jun 14,2019 8:30 pm

    It seems like Bassitt has stopped throwing his slider in his last 3 starts including this one. I don’t really recall him throwing an off speed pitch other than his curve today. This seems odd to me and it could explain why he’s been having issues putting away guys after two strikes.

  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 14,2019 9:05 pm

    That’s definitely the only time I’ve heard Ray describe a ballpark food item as disgusting.

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  12. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 15,2019 6:16 pm

    Goen with the nice jinx.”looking for the quick 1 2 3 inning”.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. andeux andeux Jun 15,2019 6:39 pm

    At least the “opener” is a disaster for Seattle too.

    TINSTAAFK
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 15,2019 7:37 pm

    This is better than yesterday says Capt Obvious.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 15,2019 9:39 pm

    One of these times when we top .500 we’re gonna stay there. Could be this time!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 16,2019 5:09 am || Up

      Are you trying to make FSU day the anti Soaker day?

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 16,2019 11:32 am || Up

        I would be honored have June 15 commemorated as FSU Day.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 16,2019 7:15 pm || Up

          But alas.

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

          FSU Day was June 16, turns out!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. ptbnl Jun 16,2019 10:55 am

    FSU, does the Tour de Lemons feature shenanigans like a team changing the wrong tire after a puncture to get the result the sponsors want?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 16,2019 11:30 am || Up

      Such manipulations should surely be retyred.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 16,2019 1:37 pm

    I don’t hate these blue A’s hats.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 16,2019 3:23 pm || Up

      I would much prefer a bolder Navy blue, which also can be an outstanding complement to the A’s gold.

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  18. Soaker Soaker Jun 16,2019 3:26 pm

    Another day in the loo for Lou.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 16,2019 4:05 pm || Up

      Yes I know Canha missing the fly ball was important in that inning, but also 18 pitches/7 strikes for Trivino. He built up a lot of goodwill last year but unfortunately he’s used it up pretty quickly the last six weeks or so and it’s past the point where Bob can say “we’re sticking with him through this tough stretch”.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 17,2019 3:25 pm || Up

        I was glad to hear Bob say they might get him into some lower leverage innings for a bit, but i really think a little summer vacation in Vegas is in order.

        This bullpen is confusing. Other than Lou no one has just been god awful, but no one seems to want to lock down a roll by being consistently good. It really makes me wonder how you start to manage all of the pitchers coming back with this “put them in the bullpen” plan.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. lenscrafters Jun 16,2019 5:57 pm

    The A’s used an opener for Mengden in AAA today. He then promptly had his worst performance in AAA this year.

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 16,2019 6:23 pm

  21. AV AV Jun 16,2019 9:23 pm

    the clavey is still cold as fuck. still haven’t found “the tubs.” glad i went camping anyway.

    #copaamerica

    qatar’s 2nd was the best built this weekend.

    #2022intheshade

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  22. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 17,2019 8:05 pm

    They’re not booing, theyre saying “Lew”.

    Or maybe theyre booing him.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Jun 17,2019 8:16 pm || Up

      Narrowly avoiding the 5-2-3-2 DP.

      Also, there have been 5 runs, 1 earned, and 2 RBIs in this game so far.

      TINSTAAFK
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 17,2019 8:48 pm

    this cashner guy is good!

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  24. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 17,2019 8:49 pm

    when did we reaquire jed lowrie?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 1:17 pm || Up

      I’m trying not to snicker at the helmet given the situation, but he does look amusingly adorable with it.

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 17,2019 9:51 pm

    Victory!

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  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 18,2019 2:48 pm
    • dmoas Jun 18,2019 4:18 pm || Up

      There’s something about glass houses and stone throwing here.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 18,2019 4:29 pm || Up

        Throws stone ankle high and an inch outside

        Joe West punches the batter out.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 7:18 pm

    Should note here that our Ynoa signed a minor league contract with the Royals and pitched for the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers for a couple months, but was released at the end of May.

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  28. Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 7:25 pm

    Also, being a Nattering Nabob, I can’t help but think of Fiers last night and Brett tonight as showcase starts for the trade deadline…though who would be desperate enough to assume Brett’s risk in that situation I have no idea. Fiers definitely, though.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 11:29 am || Up

      If the A’s collapse over the next month and there is real value coming back, then I guess you trade them. But I’d generally prefer to keep them around to eat innings even if the season is lost given the presumably weak demand for their services.

      I’d be planning for a Montas, Luzardo, Manaea, Puk, Fiers rotation in April 2020.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 18,2019 7:30 pm

    Roxy B. in the Vince seat tonight

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 18,2019 8:36 pm || Up

      shoot, who will call ramon’s triple

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  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 18,2019 7:45 pm

    BEAUtiful

  31. Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 7:46 pm

    Beau knows homers!

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  32. Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 7:55 pm

    Mancini is a pretty good ballplayer; it has to be somewhat tormenting to waste some of your best years with the 2011-2013 Astros.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 8:11 pm || Up

      Adding to that, Orioles games remind me of those early September games when Cal is playing some lower division team like Sacramento State or UC Davis. There are two possibilities: either Cal plays as they should and the game is a blowout, 63-10 or something like that, or the Bears stink it up and the game is competitive well into the third quarter. I went to a couple of A’s-O’s games early last season and decided that was a lousy use of a trip to Oakland. I’ll try it again when the Orioles get better.

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      • andeux andeux Jun 18,2019 8:34 pm || Up

        Last night was definitely the latter, tonight is at least looking more like the former.

        TINSTAAFK
        • andeux andeux Jun 18,2019 8:56 pm || Up

          Not sure if we will make it to 63 runs though.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 18,2019 8:58 pm || Up

            not this inning

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          • Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 9:12 pm || Up

            Put in the walk-ons, Bob.

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            • Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 9:22 pm || Up

              Bob, listening, lets Aaron Brooks pitch.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 1:03 pm || Up

      Bassitt decided to give him a day off.

  33. lenscrafters Jun 18,2019 7:58 pm

    Ramon seems to be breaking out.

  34. lenscrafters Jun 18,2019 8:48 pm

    Straily’s triumphant return to Oakland!

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 8:52 pm || Up

      He was heartbroken when the A’s DFA’d Rodney, because that made him the worst pitcher in the major leagues.

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      • lenscrafters Jun 18,2019 8:58 pm || Up

        He’s had a nice career for a 24th round pick with a decent amount of career earnings. After this onslaught tonight, I’ve finally forgiven him for the Peralta homer.

        • Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 9:00 pm || Up

          I don’t hate him at all, but man, look at his game log with the Orioles this season. If anything ever called for euthanasia of somebody’s career, that would be it.

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 18,2019 9:11 pm || Up

            straily and ynoa reacted to their HRs like guys that didn’t think they knew where their next Major League paycheck was coming from

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2019 5:47 pm || Up

      Dan Straily’s MLB career:

      B: August 3, 2012, Oakland, CA
      D: June 18, 2019, Oakland, CA

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 18,2019 8:54 pm

    should have gone for three

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  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 18,2019 8:59 pm

    That escalated quickly.

  37. andeux andeux Jun 18,2019 9:16 pm

    Oh right, Brocail is their pitching coach. HA ha!

    TINSTAAFK
  38. Soaker Soaker Jun 18,2019 9:37 pm

    Still needing a win tomorrow to do better than 3-3 at home vs. the Mariners and Orioles…

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  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 11:14 am

    Yeah I might need to go get one of these.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2019 2:20 pm || Up

      Agreed, that’s the best looking giveaway hat in years.

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  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 11:18 am
    • andeux andeux Jun 19,2019 11:30 am || Up

      FK Joe Biden. I don’t understand what he has going for him at this point, other than name recognition. Who is his base? Can’t we all just agree on Liz Warren and get on to the general election?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 11:35 am || Up

        This is pretty much where I am.

        Edited to add: I think his base is (1) older liberals and moderates who don’t pay very close attention to politics but just generally want a return to normalcy, and (2) financial-sector Democrats who are terrified of Warren/Sanders and see Biden as the most likely alternative at the moment.

      • colin colin Jun 19,2019 11:36 am || Up

        I think it’s all name recognition at this point… which is fine because the first debates are still to come. I will be less happy if he maintains this lead through the end of 2019.

        Of course if Uncle Joe becomes the nominee, I would still vote for him in a heartbeat in the general election.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 11:41 am || Up

          That part goes without saying.

          I also just want to point out: Joe Biden and James Eastland served in the Senate at the same time??? That’s nuts.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2019 12:44 pm || Up

            yes, but trevor noah said is one of the “behind the scenes” or whatever they are called, Biden plays into trump. Trump is best when he is insulting people, and biden fancies himself as a tough guy. the more of an old man pissing contest it becomes the more trump wins.

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      • AV AV Jun 19,2019 12:17 pm || Up

        this.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2019 12:41 pm || Up

        agreed. next question

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2019 2:18 pm || Up

        Also traditional unions who learn moderate Democrat.

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  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 1:22 pm

    I hold my breath every time Chapman makes one of those sprints over the bullpen mounds for a foul ball.

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 2:00 pm

    That’s a good way to follow up your teammate getting hit in the head.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 2:27 pm

    FKing strikes: throw them

    • andeux andeux Jun 19,2019 2:31 pm || Up

      Who could have guessed that bringing in Ryan Buchter, with his 16 walks in 21 IP, with the bases loaded (again) would be a bad idea (again)?

      TINSTAAFK
  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2019 2:58 pm

    Nice read and route by Laureano, he keeps improving.

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  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 3:15 pm

    In retrospect, probably should have just taken the double play, birds.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2019 3:18 pm || Up

      This catcher has to be disgusted with his teammates at this point.

  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2019 3:18 pm

    Way too lazy to look it up, but the Orioles seem like they could threaten whatever the record is for “big innings” allowed. Call it 5 runs or more.

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  47. AV AV Jun 19,2019 6:46 pm

    come on argentina. do something. var assisted or not.

    i like the jersey and i want an excuse to get it.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 19,2019 7:35 pm || Up

      yeah, team sucks.

      i’ll just put VAR on the back.

      no numbers. open bracket close bracket.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Jun 20,2019 10:42 am || Up

        oh wow. i had given up on the women down 3-0. missed a comeback tie for the ages. 2 reviews on the same penalty and everything.

        way to go VAR!!!

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  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2019 9:22 am
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2019 11:00 am
    • dmoas Jun 20,2019 11:39 am || Up

      Yes, because building one stadium in one city is so easy to do, let’s build two!

      • andeux andeux Jun 20,2019 11:45 am || Up

        And we’ll get Mexico Canada to pay for it.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2019 2:56 pm || Up

          I will hand it to MLB that this is at least a creative new way to get two cities to compete with each other in a build-a-park-to-lure/keep-a-team game.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2019 2:09 pm || Up

      doesn’t this belong in the other thread?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 25,2019 10:23 am || Up

      Oh, for sure man.

      • dmoas Jun 25,2019 10:37 am || Up

        I’m sure all 20 – 30 of them will absolutely pay for two new stadiums.

        • colin colin Jun 25,2019 11:06 am || Up

          They are only going to sell 81 game season ticket packages

          • dmoas Jun 25,2019 12:30 pm || Up

            Okay, then 5 of them will pay for two new stadiums.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 27,2019 7:32 am || Up

        I’m a sucker for a good VIetnam analogy.

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  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2019 12:55 pm

    82!

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2019 3:05 pm || Up

      Don Zimmer (also a former Brooklyn Dodger) was still coaching at age 84, when he finally succumbed to injuries from his fight with Pedro.

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  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2019 3:28 pm

    Noted A’s appreciator Hank Schulman has the Chron coverage tonight for Slusser. I’m going to need some evidence for this story he tells to defend himself from the idea he never went to Coliseum unless the Giants were playing there.

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