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The A’s start the second (mathematically) half of the season in the OC, against an of Anaheim team that, has been hanging around .500, and recently got back Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons. Their pitching is not very good (a little worse than ours) but they should not be underestimated.
Game 1 features Griffin Canning vs. Tanner Anderson, which is (are?) a lot of last names.

119 thoughts on “82-85 @LAAA

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2019 7:40 pm

    Pretty athletic play there by Semien to escape impalement.

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 27,2019 7:49 pm

    Griffin vs Tanner is truly the matchup 2019 deserves.

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  3. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2019 8:32 pm

    this harvard experiment is not working out

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 27,2019 8:38 pm || Up

      Is Ryan Fitzpatrick available?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. ptbnl Jun 27,2019 9:23 pm

    Well that’s an ugly score to wake up to.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 27,2019 9:53 pm || Up

      Bonjour!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Jun 27,2019 10:16 pm || Up

        See you Jimmy!

        (off to Glasgow today)

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 28,2019 12:52 pm

    USA up 1-0 at half on a goal which probably should’ve been stopped. Besides that France seemed pretty solid. I wonder though if they’ll be able to withstand the US pressure while putting more players forward in pursuit of the equalizer.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 28,2019 7:23 pm

    Oly Oly oh!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 28,2019 7:43 pm

    Fiers using the whole ballpark tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 28,2019 8:00 pm

    Oly Oly Ogain!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 28,2019 8:38 pm

    I want to see a pitcher point to the ground and yell at satan after a home run

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  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 28,2019 9:18 pm

    If the angels have to score, please let it be trout or ohtani solo home runs.

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  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 28,2019 9:33 pm

    i am still mad that kendrys morales had mark canha’s at bats

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  12. DFA DFA Jun 28,2019 10:06 pm

    What are all the weird lights in the cahna highlight video that people are waving?

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 28,2019 10:19 pm || Up

      I didn’t see the clip but there’s a social media-coordinated thing folks do in the Anaheim ballpark and elsewhere where they all light up their phones and wave them at the same time.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • DFA DFA Jun 28,2019 10:24 pm || Up

        It seems like a weird thing to do when your pitcher gets rocked for a HR

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 29,2019 11:05 am

    This London game is on a less than 1 inning per hour pace.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 1:03 pm || Up

      sounds right for one innings. Maybe a little short

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    • andeux andeux Jun 29,2019 1:09 pm || Up

      First 4 1/2 innings: 23 runs, 9 pitchers, 2:58.
      They should have a tea break.
      Need to keep the second 4 1/2 innings below 1:48 to avoid breaking the record for longest 9 inning game, set by guess which teams. One guess. Go ahead. Right.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 29,2019 2:12 pm || Up

        Seven innings took 4 hours and 10 minutes.

      • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2019 2:47 pm || Up

        (gets home from day outdoors, checks to see how MLB’s London experiment went)

        Oh good heavens. I can think of a travel ban that, if Trump imposed it by tomorrow afternoon, everyone on FK would support.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 29,2019 3:08 pm || Up

          I’m cool with leaving Buck and Smoltz over there too.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 29,2019 3:07 pm || Up

        They barely avoided it. The game finished in 4:42.

  14. andeux andeux Jun 29,2019 6:31 pm
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  15. DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 7:58 pm

    This vince explanation of Cahna’s value is so tortured.

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 7:59 pm

    I like how ray and glenn were crowing about olson OPS in the last 30 games when it is lower than trouts season OPS

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  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:00 pm

    why was kendrys again?

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    • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:03 pm || Up

      or why does Grossman exist?

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2019 11:14 am || Up

        I am deeply perplexed about him being here over Martini. Yes, he is nominally a switch hitter, but he can’t hit lefties at all and he is much worse against righties.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2019 4:53 pm || Up

          grossman is a much better defender than martini, I am not sure martini would hit any better.

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  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:08 pm

    why would you swing at that pitch with the basesload and one strike?

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    • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:18 pm || Up

      because you have a 600 OPS and aren’t good at deciding which pitch to swing at?

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:25 pm || Up

        there were 6 3 ball counts in a row prior to that at bat

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        • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:28 pm || Up

          I agree it was bad.

          In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:26 pm

    is it me, or is Upton terrible in left field?

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    • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:28 pm || Up

      was that the meatball that Gameday said it was?

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:32 pm || Up

        to chapman? yeah, the meatiest

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    • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:31 pm || Up

      a good route and thats an out

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  20. DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:32 pm

    Are the pitching changes sponsored by PGE because they start fires?

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • sslinger Jun 29,2019 10:12 pm || Up

      I’ll be here all week, don’t forget to tip your waitresses.

      • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 10:14 pm || Up

        Hey Slinger!

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  21. DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 8:38 pm

    it it me or are these townsend interruptions really grating?

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:47 pm || Up

      its not you.

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      • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2019 9:34 pm || Up

        They are particularly pointless because his chosen subject is too often something Ken and Vince have already talked about. He could expand on something they were discussing but he would have to be listening to the broadcast to be able to do that.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:47 pm || Up

      that’s a double right?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:50 pm || Up

      don’t walk the guy i n front of trout

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 8:58 pm || Up

      aw, I just realized this is anderson v cahill now

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      • andeux andeux Jun 29,2019 9:00 pm || Up

        As much as we bitch about the A’s (lack of) pitching moves from the last off-season, they did well in bringing back Anderson while letting Cahill and Jackson walk.

        TINSTAAFK
        • mother pucker Jun 29,2019 9:27 pm || Up

          In that same vein, Anderson missing any time with whatever now may be wrong with his hand would be rather suboptimal.

          • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 10:05 pm || Up

            Townie saying he had no idea that something happened with Bretts hand. Why is he on the air?

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 10:09 pm || Up

              I don’t know. he has followed the A’s to every stop since he was hired off the sexual harassment scrap heap

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              • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 10:13 pm || Up

                whats the sexual harassment comment in reference to?

                In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 10:30 pm || Up

                  wasn’t he one of the dudes fired from KNBR for being sexist?

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            • andeux andeux Jun 29,2019 10:12 pm || Up

              Why do you listen to him?

              TINSTAAFK
              • DFA DFA Jun 29,2019 10:16 pm || Up

                I was listening to Ken do the final scores… then Townsend interrupted with the urgent news that he didn’t know anything and that Chrismas in June is genius.

                In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 29,2019 9:00 pm || Up

      They are awful.

  22. Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2019 9:31 pm

    I hope Piscotty’s injury isn’t terrible, of course, but honestly losing him for a few weeks wouldn’t particularly hurt the team at this point and might provide the reset he needs for the last couple months of the season.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 9:32 pm || Up

      sad to say, yes.

      Does Sky bolt come bask or do we see the debut of baretto?

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2019 9:34 pm || Up

        Refresh the thread faster, Aces.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2019 9:31 pm

    As always, MLB blackout rules are crap and I an paying for a product I only get to use 80% of because of it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2019 9:33 pm

    Same thoughts as Soaker above- who gets the call in that case? Im hoping it is time to get Barreto up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2019 9:48 pm || Up

      The Aviators just pinch-hit for Barreto,

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 9:51 pm || Up

        3 hours down 15

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        • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2019 11:24 pm || Up

          The Aviators have played 13 home games in June, and at least one team has scored double-digit runs in 8 of them.

          Aviators wins:
          19-9 vs. Round Rock
          17-7 vs. San Antonio
          11-10 vs. Sacramento
          15-6 vs. Sacramento

          Aviators losses:
          11-5 vs. Round Rock
          26-11 vs. Round Rock (7 runs more than NYY-BOS today)
          12-7 vs. Sacramento
          20-9 vs. Reno (tonight)

          Just something to consider when you’re looking at Barreto’s .937 OPS and wondering why he hasn’t been called up yet.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2019 7:40 am || Up

            bring some balls with you franklin

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            • andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 9:08 am || Up

              It’s actually partly (in addition to the altitude/park) that AAA switched to using major league balls this year. Homers are way up (over 50%) in all of AAA.
              In the PCL from 0.94 HR/game for each team to 1.43.
              In the IL from 0.80 to 1.27.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 10:25 am || Up

                The PCL has always been an all-offense league and it’s gotten sort of insane this year. When you sort the team stats, the Aviators’ offense is mid-pack in home runs but at or near the top in just about all other categories (#1 AVG and OBP, #2 SLG and OPS). On the pitching side it’s the opposite though as they are #3 in HR allowed but in the middle everywhere else (ERA, total hits allowed, WHIP).

                The A’s deal with Howard Hughes is only for 2019-2020 which I take as a probationary period. Nice new facilities and geographical convenience aside, they have to figure out whether they can fairly evaluate their players there. The other factor is whether Oakland’s management and administration gets along with their counterparts in Las Vegas. If they are going to be anywhere geographically sensible in the PCL I think they have to accept the crazy offensive stats; the alternative is Nashville. The A’s aren’t going to Fresno except at gunpoint; they’ve had a couple opportunities and passed them up both times. So unless the managements are incompatible I expect a long-term stay in Vegas.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2019 9:52 pm

    I know he is a good hitter, but ohtani looks more baily-outy than Khris Davis

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  26. andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 10:39 am

    Barreto starting at 2B.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 11:18 am || Up

      • DFA DFA Jun 30,2019 11:00 pm || Up

        One of two players that didn’t have a hit (Cahna, the other, had three walks)

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2019 7:08 am || Up

          He did have what could have been an infield hit called an error, which was an important part of the eighth inning rally. Value added.

      • andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 4:21 pm || Up

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 4:30 pm || Up

          Though the vision is decidedly unpretty, when was Semien’s last day off? I’m not sure he’s even had one.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas Jul 2,2019 4:47 pm || Up

          Radio on Sunday suggested this was finally going to be his big shot to prove himself at the major league level. About time.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2019 1:38 pm

    Ramon needs to take another 300 fly balls

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  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2019 2:28 pm

    Chaptain Fanrastic!

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  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2019 2:54 pm

    Embargoing the news of the all star reserves like it’s a military operation is silly.

    • andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 3:06 pm || Up

      I’m glad Chapman got the nod over Shea Hillenbrand Hunter Dozier and Gio Urshela.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2019 4:55 pm || Up

        I really really don’t want to care about all star snubs, but come the fuck on

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  30. andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 3:28 pm

    Apparently Trout was looking for something else.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 3:32 pm || Up

      I wanted to make a comment about Trout but it would be stupid to say what I’m thinking until the A’s go into their postgame handshake lineup formation.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2019 3:34 pm || Up

        I’m eagerly awaiting this hot take.

        • Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 3:37 pm || Up

          There’s no hot take; the stats are there for anyone to look at. I just felt like I was going to have to extract my foot from my throat about 45 minutes from now.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 30,2019 4:02 pm || Up

            Seems a bit safer now.

            Im also gonna claim this is all the Barreto impact.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 4:04 pm

    Speaking of stats that could spawn hot takes: we are 32-34 when Khris Davis starts, about to be 14-5 when he doesn’t.

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  32. Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 4:06 pm

    If the lineup comes around so Chapman gets an AB in the 9th inning he could launch Vince into orbit by trying to bunt for a base hit. It would be too much of a violation of the Unwritten Rules for him to do it though.

    Ken, who has become possibly worrisomely a bit error-prone, said Chapman’s “three-base double” solidified a great afternoon.

  33. andeux andeux Jun 30,2019 4:25 pm

    HBD FSU.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2019 4:56 pm || Up

      if this is true, i second

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 1,2019 3:14 pm || Up

        Thanks! Another (fiscal) year older and deeper in debt.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Soaker Soaker Jun 30,2019 4:29 pm

    Brooks earns the Casilla Medal of Achievement for surviving through the month of June.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 1,2019 8:43 am || Up

      The Croix de Casilla.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 1,2019 9:18 am || Up

      what is his expiration? Trienen?

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 1,2019 9:46 am || Up

        I would think the Schlitz guy goes first. Then if a starter gets healthy it is a coin flip between him and the other Anderson.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Jul 1,2019 9:47 am || Up

          That sounds right. Though I would expect Brooks to still survive because Anderson has options, and he doesn’t.

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          • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 11:00 am || Up

            I stand corrected.

            TINSTAAFK
            • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2019 11:58 am || Up

              Same. And Im not heartbroken about it.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. lenscrafters Jul 1,2019 2:27 pm
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2019 3:18 pm || Up

      Damn. That’s sad.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 1,2019 4:54 pm || Up

        Albert Pujols was also a teammate of Darryl Kile when he was found dead in the team hotel.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Jul 1,2019 7:06 pm || Up

          colonel mustard, in the bathroom, with a pujol.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 1,2019 3:19 pm || Up

      Damn. He just pitched Saturday.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. andeux andeux Jul 1,2019 4:07 pm

    Transactions page shows Beau Taylor optioned. I guess they are activating Chris Herrmann.

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    • sslinger Jul 1,2019 4:25 pm || Up

      I’m glad he at least got to trot around the bases a couple of times.

  37. lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 10:56 am

    It’s been rumored for a while but the A’s officially signed switch hitting 16 year old SS Robert Puason for ~5 million. Ranked by most publications as the #2 prospect in this year’s IFA class.

  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 11:24 am

    So, tanks in the streets of DC, closing National Airport, VP Pence changes plans to stay in town. I has concerns.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 12:07 pm || Up

      I was thinking about the West Wing episode where the VP plans a sneaky trip to New Hampshire just in case the President’s secret health problems leave the nomination open and the President flips out.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 1:40 pm

    this seems wrong

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  40. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 2:01 pm

    That was a super exciting game! Dramatic stop of penalty kick. Then things seemed to get nasty. As best I could tell, watching on phone without sound while working.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jul 2,2019 3:51 pm || Up

      Ingerlund missing penalties is like the A’s losing generational talent … painful despite the inevitability.

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

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