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Games 86*-88*: Celebrating the Twins 173

When I think of Twins, I think of boobs…so here are a whole bunch of pictures of boobs! Oh wait, all that “NSFW” crap…yawn. OK, I’ll just post one picture of boobs. This slightly saggy pair is 55 years old today…Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Ozzie and Jose, born July 2, 1964 in Havana

The Twins have a hell of a team this year. Not too many crappy OPS+ in that lineup. They only had two selected for the All-Star Game, Jake Odorizzi and Jorge Polanco. Odorizzi pitches tonight which puts him on turn for Sunday, so he’ll most likely be replaced, quite possibly by either Jose Berrios or closer Taylor Rogers, both of whom have the stats to justify it.

All right-handed starters for both clubs:
Tonight at 7:05: Daniel Mengden vs. Jake Odorizzi
Wednesday at 6:05: Tanner Anderson Mike Fiers vs. Kyle Gibson
Thursday at 1:05: Mike Fiers Tanner Anderson vs. Jose Berrios

Boy, I hope Anderson throws his best game because that’s a heck of a long wait for fireworks if he puts the A’s down by half a dozen by the third inning. A bad pitching performance by the home club plus a fireworks night adds up to a night of “The Wave” hell. (in Roseanne Roseannadanna voice, “never mind”)

I’m dropping by to post this thread but, like any sane Tahoe local, I’ll be evacuating tomorrow morning, in my case for the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. It’s Fourth of July, I don’t expect solitude, but I’ve seen enough of the drunken stupidity or even sober assholery over this weekend in the past that I prefer to get away. If I stick to plan I’ll emerge briefly from the wilderness on Sunday at T-Mobile Park, and that’s actually a good place to find some peace and quiet this year.

173 thoughts on “Games 86*-88*: Celebrating the Twins

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 7:23 pm

    Sorry AV

    • AV AV Jul 3,2019 9:11 am || Up

      at least it was an interesting game.

      you can still see the througline of brasil’s national style. those couple moments when they seem to be one or two frames ahead of everybody else in the movie. that dani alves goal was spectacular that way. yes, the dani alves goal. he scored by bouncing it off two other guys.

      argentina’s style is lost. no trickery left. no telepathic understanding between passers. and messi, there were a few moments he straight up actually, actively fucking sucked. offset by those other moments when he looked like daniel craig parkouring into the perfect position… to shoot it into the third stands.

      well, there’s the complaining the next day about ghost penalties. that’s still part of the national style.

      and when the fusillade around minute 56 (?) didn’t go in, well, you’re just to meant to win that game.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Jul 3,2019 9:18 am || Up

        go perú!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 7:46 pm || Up

          Did they ever.

          • AV AV Jul 5,2019 1:28 am || Up

            just caught up. the final’s gonna be pretty good. chips on perú.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 10:11 am || Up

        Yeah, good sum up. The goals were wonderful. Your guys just looked behind and a little overwhelmed on both. I understand Messi’s complaining. The ref let Brazil get away with a lot.

        • AV AV Jul 3,2019 10:46 am || Up

          watching replays just now. i didn’t realize last night the play with the second goal *starts* from that possible alves on agüero — but we’ll never know because they didn’t VAR — penalty.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 7:26 pm

    fosse’s hand doesn’t fit in a glove anymore

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 7:31 pm || Up

      So we must acquit then.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 7:27 pm

    Monte Moore looks good.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 7:30 pm || Up

      I hope I’m that sharp at age 85. Not counting on it though.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 7:30 pm

    Terrible pitch

    • lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 7:30 pm || Up

      Mengden’s velocity seems kinda low to me.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 7:34 pm || Up

        Hit 90 on that last fastball. Should be enough for him if the location is perfect.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 8:05 pm || Up

          91 on that inning-ending punchout. Is it possible he just adding and subtracting?

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 8:08 pm || Up

            Hopefully, but I feel like he usually hits mid 90s a few times and I haven’t seen anything higher than 92.

  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 7:41 pm

    I don’t quote get this baretto full time thing.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 7:49 pm || Up

      Profar trade on the cards?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 7:59 pm || Up

      He’s got nothing left to prove at AAA, either he sticks or it’s time to give up. Like Carlos Peña

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 7:51 pm

    Beau Taylor could have done that.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 7:52 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2019 7:58 pm

    Melvin, perhaps with Kaval or Giles yelling at him, has switched T. Anderson and Fiers. The MLB.com schedule had it the other way around but with the off day Fiers can jump ahead. Ken pointed that out to me and it’s confirmed in the game notes. It could still go bad but that eliminates my worst concern about fireworks night.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 8:03 pm || Up

      Fiersworks!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 8:05 pm || Up

      Damnit, I’m likely going to the day game on the 4th.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 8:07 pm || Up

        Fly ball Fiers in the warm day game could have been problematic also.

        "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 8:07 pm || Up

        Enjoy the leg kick.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 8:08 pm || Up

        A rocket off the bat of franklin.only!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • lenscrafters Jul 4,2019 6:19 pm || Up

        That was unexpectedly pleasant. Also apparently the Coliseum is now RingCentral Coliseum?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2019 6:35 pm || Up

          yes. I hope to never sind out what ring central does. Kinda like I don’t know what salesforce does, despite going to a game with Pam who works there.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Jul 4,2019 6:38 pm || Up

            Or Dazn who had their name all over every park this season.

            TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2019 7:30 pm || Up

            “RingCentral is the leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions”

            I still don’t know what they do.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 5,2019 9:00 am || Up

              Call Center stuff. Never used them but seem them around enough that I knew the name when I heard it.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • dmoas Jul 8,2019 11:40 am || Up

              If you know what vonage is, you know what ringcentral is. I literally only know anything about them because we do surveys for them.

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 8:09 pm

    2Barreto

  9. Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2019 8:18 pm

    I think I’ll have another Oly!

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  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 8:18 pm

    They needed to shift someone on top of the Budweiser stand to get that one.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2019 8:29 pm

    Uh oh?

    • lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 8:30 pm || Up

      That can’t be good

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2019 8:36 pm || Up

        I’m trying to think of who they would have to get in the trade for it to be “good”.

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 9:02 pm || Up

          Trout with slegnA picking up some salary.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:25 pm || Up

        it doesn’t mean anything, but radio silence so far

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 9:43 pm || Up

          I used that exact same scary phrase.

          The no smoking sign has been turned off at Casa de Aces.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 9:45 pm || Up

          Maybe Luzardo’s got innings 2-3-4 behind an opener in Seattle Friday.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 9:49 pm || Up

            A couple of people have suggested that. I really want it to be that.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 11:11 pm || Up

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2019 5:46 am || Up

        So Manaea, Cotton, Luzardo all shut down while rehabbing with non-arm issues. There’s your 2019 injury of the season. I noticed Gossett in the dugout last night; he may make it back before any of the others.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 8:51 pm || Up

      neat

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 8:29 pm

    Someone is complaining to A’s twitter about the drums.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 8:49 pm || Up

      I suppose its like us complaining about the trop. We know its there, but we forget

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 8:55 pm || Up

      you know, cricket mics up the batting area to see if there is a tip on replay

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 8:36 pm

    i am going to pencil in a double play for and A’s catcher

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 8:38 pm || Up

      Time to break out the eraser!
      (I was thinking the same thing since the first guy got on base that inning.)

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 8:39 pm || Up

        i can just color in the box

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 9:07 pm || Up

          And give yourself a save.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 8:36 pm

    New guy!

  15. lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 8:55 pm

    Profar would’ve held onto that ball.

  16. andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 9:04 pm

    Damn, that was a helluva throw.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:06 pm || Up

      it was, he was out by 10 feet, though

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 9:08 pm || Up

      Sure was, had to perfect from the carom to the throw to the tag. Can’t blame Williams for sending him.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 9:13 pm || Up

        I agree. No matter what Ed says.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:24 pm || Up

          I mean, one out, with thee robbie grossman coming up?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:06 pm

    I said, out loud “no” before gonzalez picked up the ball

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 9:31 pm

    Erubial Durazo AND Olmedo Saenz references in one night.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:43 pm

    S’all good, man

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 9:48 pm || Up

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jul 2,2019 9:50 pm || Up

        In A’s colors no less.

        TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV Jul 3,2019 9:15 am || Up

          that’s not gold.

          and i can’t believe we’re endorsing swalwell.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 10:55 am || Up

            Pass the torch!

            "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 8,2019 9:30 am || Up

            From FK endorsement to dropping out in less than a week. Impressive.

  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 9:44 pm

    @FSU they just need Matt Stairs and I hit the trifecta worth $8.47!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  21. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 9:48 pm

    Bat dropping season it looks like.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 9:49 pm

    there have been 4 balls that have fooled me, the two fly outs this inning, semien and the HR by Canha I thought was a pop up

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 10:05 pm || Up

      Your accuracy rate is still well ahead of Glen’s.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 10:08 pm

    I like that the A’s have role players that hurt their old teams too

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2019 10:11 pm

    Get some runs, Morins!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 10:17 pm

    tell franklin to stop doing that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2019 10:28 pm

    that was a crazy block by hermann

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2019 10:31 pm

    My predicted implosion by Liam Hendriks, Closer, has yet to occur…though that one didn’t miss by a whole lot.

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  28. mother pucker Jul 2,2019 10:36 pm

    5th best record in the AL, at long last!

  29. lenscrafters Jul 2,2019 10:48 pm

    The Dodgers somehow just tied and won a game by walking 5 times with 2 outs in the 9th.

  30. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2019 11:34 pm

    Throw fkin strikes indeed.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 6:22 am

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 5:01 pm

    Of course

    At one point Interior officials raised the idea of taking money from sites located in liberal communities such as San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Park, according to a person familiar with the discussion, but that has yet to take place.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 7:28 pm || Up

      Ok at this point I’m almost ready to endorse a bloodless military coup

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 7:16 pm

    Fiers is pitching effectively again.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 7:31 pm || Up

      He got tagged for two absolute screamers in the first, one foul, one line out. I assumed a long night to follow. Good to be wrong (so far).

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 7:26 pm

    4 innings in 76 minutes, they might have to wait extra for fireworks until the sun is down.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 7:34 pm || Up

      Mulder/Buehrle would be in the 6th or 7th by now.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 9:21 pm || Up

        Alas

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 7:55 pm

    nice one phegs

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 7:59 pm

    I like having laureano’s arm pay off

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 8:04 pm || Up

      He had a similar chance last night he failed to make and you could tell he was pissed.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 8:08 pm

    best laureano game?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 8:15 pm

    Surely we won’t regret all these missed chances to add on.

  39. andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 8:24 pm

    Not a good game for Barreto.

    TINSTAAFK
  40. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 8:25 pm

    This is a great way to blow your chance, Franklin.

  41. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 8:26 pm

    safe everywhere

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  42. andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 8:26 pm

    And Braden apparently has no idea how the rules of baseball work.

    TINSTAAFK
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 8:27 pm

    Thank you Rocco.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 8:30 pm || Up

      That may have been one of the very stupidest managerial calls ive ever seen

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 8:36 pm || Up

        Runners on 2nd and 3rd, no outside, run already in… just fucking ridiculous

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 8:31 pm

    That was one of the least offensive GBAs I’ve heard.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      didn’t listen. But national holidays get a pass. Its ok then, not preferred, but meh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 8:35 pm || Up

        I’m ok with that but also no way I’m removing my cap

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 8:50 pm

    Grade 2 lat strain for Luzardo, “no timetable for his return,” per Vince.

    • mother pucker Jul 3,2019 8:58 pm || Up

      Learning of this right as Polanco crushed Soria was not great.

    • lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 8:59 pm || Up

      Severino has the same grade strain right now, and he injured it back in April and isn’t expected back until after the ASB. It’s a 2-3 month injury.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 9:02 pm || Up

        Sounds like spring training to me.

  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 8:53 pm

    Canha has donned a balaclava since the game started. It’s like 60° here. I’m still in a tee shirt.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Jul 3,2019 9:03 pm || Up

      JUST a tee shirt.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 9:11 pm || Up

        Anyone who lets their bare ass touch a Coliseum seat is braver than I can imagine.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 9:56 pm || Up

          I dunno, a hot day game, a skirt, a thong, I could see it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. MikeV MikeV Jul 3,2019 9:15 pm

    CHRISTIAN PULISIC. THAT IS ALL.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 3,2019 9:51 pm || Up

      AGAIN. NOW THAT IS ALL FOR REAL.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 9:30 pm

    trivino for mop up duty?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 9:32 pm

    Which of Chapman, Olson, Davis is going to go deep here?

    TINSTAAFK
  50. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 9:34 pm

    The last guy looked unhittable so it’s weird that they took him out with less than 10 pitches.

  51. andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 9:42 pm

    Chapman seemed to go pretty far out of the base line there.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 9:44 pm || Up

      baseline is made by the runner, he is only out if he is avoiding a tag and veers too far from the line he is running in

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 9:45 pm

    Challenge it!

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 9:45 pm || Up

      no sense in not, but he looks out to me

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 9:46 pm || Up

      No way this gets overturned.

      TINSTAAFK
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 9:54 pm

    maybe grow the beard?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 9:55 pm

    Why do I feel like Profar in the DH slot is gonna come back to bite us?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 9:58 pm || Up

      trivino gets out of this and barreto walks it off, no problem

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  55. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 9:55 pm

    Throw fking strikes

  56. andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 10:03 pm

    Which one of Grossman, Barreto, Phegley, shit never mind.

    TINSTAAFK
  57. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 10:03 pm

    Winning now would be nice because there’s going to be no one left behind Tanner Anderson tomorrow.

  58. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:08 pm

    come on bob, no

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 10:13 pm

    I’m curious about the pitching in AAA because it looks like Barreto has never seen anything offspeed before.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:19 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:16 pm

    which trienen is showing up?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 10:25 pm || Up

      So ridiculous that they brought him back so quickly.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 10:31 pm || Up

        The quick hook makes me feel like Bob doubted the decision immediately

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 10:29 pm || Up

      Rodney

      TINSTAAFK
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:24 pm

    Why pitch out with a guy who isn’t throwing strikes?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 10:26 pm || Up

      Yeah, Bob seems to be uncharacteristically overmanaging in extras tonight.

      TINSTAAFK
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 10:25 pm

    Segundo here, who doesn’t much follow baseball, is excited because the pitcher warming in the Twins pen is a well known Fortnight streamer

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:27 pm || Up

      Does he come in via parachute?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 10:30 pm || Up

        And now the Twins lead and he sat down. Everybody loses.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 10:31 pm

    That went to schlit in a hurry.

  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 10:38 pm

    Come on. Win one for the Schlitter.

  65. lenscrafters Jul 3,2019 10:49 pm

    If you’re going to go for it there, you absolutely have to be safe.

    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 10:59 pm || Up

      I agree it was a poor risk, but he also kind of got screwed by the rules on that play. If they’re going to going to use replay to call guys out for losing contact with the bag after being safe initially, I think they should have a broader interpretation of what constitutes being forced off by the fielder.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2019 11:04 pm || Up

        Inside they only showed one replay and it cut off before Profar (apparently) came off the bag. Maddening.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Jul 3,2019 11:11 pm || Up

          He came way off the bag, because as the fielder held the tag he also had his leg in a spot that made it almost impossible for Profar to keep his hand on the bag as he continued his slide.

          TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2019 8:35 am || Up

        Yeah, it just feels wrong for the runner to be out in that situation. And replay makes the situation worse not only by revealing the loss of bag contact, but also by incentivizing fielders to hold tags longer and more forcefully.

  66. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2019 10:51 pm

    that was an ugly game all around.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2019 10:54 pm

    That Chapman double play was awesome though.

  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2019 12:24 am

    Fireworks recap: A solid C. The A’s have set a high bar for the last 10 or so years, they put on a solid show, reasonable duration and many big volleys. Decent finale. Better than many but by our standard a C. The music always sucks. And goddamn I’d kick down big to pay to abandon Journey’s tired Lights Go Down intro. Fucking Giants band. We hates them.

    Watched from the lot and I dunno but I’d swear the view was objectively better than from inside. Low ceiling, northward drift. Salvagable debris actually came down near us. The acrid burnt cheap gunpowder evoked 4ths gone by.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • DFA DFA Jul 5,2019 6:05 pm || Up

      and they’re bad to boot

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2019 8:33 am

    That loss stunk. But Luzardo turning into Rich Harden before even making it to Oakland is more depressing.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2019 10:14 am || Up

      it’ll be like getting a rookie of the year at the deadline

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2019 1:24 pm

    First inning, Anderson loads the bases, run scores on a catcher’s interference, no more damage but man, this could be a long day.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  71. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2019 4:34 pm

    real patriotic bunch

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  72. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2019 5:52 pm

    Two of three from a good team. These W’s keep adding up.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2019 6:05 pm || Up

      and a botched play away from a sweep

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  73. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2019 8:40 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. doctorK doctorK Jul 5,2019 10:59 am

    BOOBIES!

    Also, nice (series) win, bitches.

    And my man boobs turned 56 yesterday.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 11:06 am || Up

      happy birthday

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2019 12:01 pm || Up

      Good to see ya! You must be slipping as you age, you accidentally posted in the current thread.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  75. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 6:33 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 6:41 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 5,2019 7:14 pm

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