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Chicago High Numbers 92, 93, 94, now also featuring Dancing Homer! 151

The white Sox players seem to think they are playing the American Football. 79, 74, 33, 46, etc.

Anyway, Matt Chapman is aces at all but the shoe game. Sir, Gold is an accent, not a primary color.

151 thoughts on “Chicago High Numbers 92, 93, 94, now also featuring Dancing Homer!

  1. andeux andeux Jul 12,2019 7:37 pm

    Profar at 2B. Barreto failed to clear the low better-than-Profar bar in his week or two, but I would still like him to get a longer look.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 12,2019 7:43 pm || Up

        still…

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2019 7:44 pm || Up

        Profar has hit much better from the right side (.344 wOBA vs. .254 from the left), but 10 of his 11 homers are from the left side.

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2019 7:38 pm

    Laureano absolutely smoked that ball.

  3. sslinger Jul 13,2019 11:24 am

    Profar had a good game last night. I wonder if he might have a big second half turnaround a la Piscotty last year.

  4. lenscrafters Jul 13,2019 1:24 pm

    I think that was more fair than Laureano’s fly the other day (but still foul).

  5. lenscrafters Jul 13,2019 1:41 pm

    This is nice.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2019 1:42 pm || Up

      This is why the A’s are never on national TV. They are ratings death.

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2019 3:18 pm || Up

        The best part of the broadcast has been hearing how much Eric Karros hated the Coliseum. We didn’t think much of him either.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2019 4:59 pm || Up

          I was watching the FS1 nightly highlight show whenever it was we were playing Cleveland I think, and Swisher was talking up the A’s while Karros crapped on them. There’s definitely some issue there.

  6. Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2019 2:17 pm

    Ross Detwiler mostly makes me think of Danny Valencia slugging Billy Butler over shoes. Those were some dark days.

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  7. andeux andeux Jul 13,2019 3:35 pm

    FK Kelvin Herrera

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  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2019 3:51 pm

    The role of Aaron Brooks will be played today by Blake Treinen.

  9. lenscrafters Jul 13,2019 3:55 pm

    If the A’s could trade Treinen for a rental reliever or starter (Will Smith, Wheeler, etc), should they do it? So essentially 1.5 years of Treinen for someone who could help for sure now.

    I’m losing confidence that Treinen is going to figure it out and be a contributor for this year.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2019 4:46 pm || Up

      I like Treinen as a lottery ticket for a World Series run in 2020. Trading that for a shot at the wild card game this year…nah, we’ve been there twice in the last five years and it’s not very satisfying. For this year I’m happy taking my chances on whatever upside Manaea, Cotton, Puk and Luzardo may provide in August and September.

      I want to believe that they can make a run at the Astros this year but the pitching feels like such a house of cards. Petit and Hendriks are the only two relievers Bob feels are reliable right now, and how long can that last.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 15,2019 9:16 am || Up

        As unbelievable as it is to me to ask this-do Treinen and Trivino have options? Working on things in Vegas is really seeming like a viable option.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Jul 15,2019 9:21 am || Up

          They have each used only one option year, and Treinen is also just short of the 5 years service time that would allow him to decline an optional assignment.

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  10. Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 9:57 am

    For what this is worth. It’s going to be hard for the Rays to miss out.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 10:22 am || Up

      Perhaps they, too, will soil themselves against the Blue Jays.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 10:25 am

    Going to the game today. I think this will be the fourth game in a row that I have attended with B. Anderson on the hill.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 2:57 pm || Up

      It’s a nicely paced throwback pitchers duel. We don’t see enough of these anymore.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 5:51 pm || Up

        It’s also not a Brett Anderson start without a visit from the trainer.

        • sslinger Jul 14,2019 11:27 pm || Up

          He was funny post-game, saying he kicked someone’s bat donut, an injury that would only happen to him.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2019 8:16 am || Up

            I’m confused about how this happened. He was backing up a play and somehow ended up in the on-deck circle?

            • andeux andeux Jul 15,2019 9:14 am || Up

              Yeah, the trainer came out after the Sox scored their first run, on Grossman’s offline throw home.

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              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2019 9:20 am || Up

                Ah, ok. I was too focused on what a terrible throw that was, in both conception and execution, to notice Brett’s adventures in foul territory.

    • andeux andeux Jul 14,2019 4:58 pm || Up

      I have seen 4 Fiers, 2 Brett Anderson, 1 Tanner Anderson, and 1 Hendriks/Brooks.
      6-2 record.

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 5:14 pm || Up

        Brett 3-0 (1 W for Petit)
        Mengden 2-0 (1 W for Trivino)
        Fiers 1-1
        Montas 1-1 (1 L for Rodney, the Pittsburgh implosion)
        Bassitt 1-3 (1 L for Wendelken)
        Brooks 0-1
        Blackburn 0-1

        8-7 (4-2 Coliseum, 4-5 away)

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  12. Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 11:16 am

    I decided the ACC had gotten a little too big for me so I passed on it this year. Mulder needs a big Sunday charge but right now Tony Romo looks like he might run away. The wind is already up and may throw a monkey wrench into things on the back nine.

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  13. lenscrafters Jul 14,2019 11:58 am

    Not the most inspiring move but I’m guessing the A’s aren’t interested in seeing Tanner Anderson make another start either.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 12:16 pm || Up

      He’s pretty bad, but if they don’t think Manaea is ready to pitch in the big leagues when his rehab period is up, that’s somebody who could pick up a few extra starts while Manaea is optioned until, say, September 1. I guess Marco Estrada is also lurking for that role or, if/when Brett breaks.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 12:32 pm || Up

        He’s worse than pretty bad I think.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 12:40 pm || Up

          He certainly was in Cincinnati the last few years, when he wasn’t hurt. This year he’s about what you expect from a #5 starter, another guy who can hold the fort for 5 innings more often than not but forces the manager to get 10-12 outs from the bullpen to win the game.

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          • andeux andeux Jul 14,2019 4:33 pm || Up

            Now Fiers isn’t the worst pitcher with two no-hitters on the team.

            The spin in the Chronicle story is that Bailey is 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA in his past six starts. I don’t know, the price was right at least.

            TINSTAAFK
  14. sslinger Jul 14,2019 2:23 pm

    I just finished watching the Wimbledon men’s final and wow, what an epic battle. Pitch (serve) count? What pitch count? Not sure how the mechanics allow tennis players to serve so much more than pitchers can pitch but it is pretty remarkable – there were 422 total point, 263 first serves in so that means 581 total serves, not counting lets resulting in additional serves. So that’s probably more than 300 serves each. Not to mention that they are then using the same arm for the ground strokes in a 5-hour battle. Amazing physical performances.

  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 3:02 pm

    Aurghhhh Ramon

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 3:05 pm || Up

      The sunglasses work better when they are covering the eyes rather than the logo above the brim.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 3:09 pm || Up

        All forgiven

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 14,2019 3:12 pm || Up

          Now Barreto can make up for his earlier error.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 3:43 pm

    Replay was going well for a while but it seems to be backsliding recently.

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  17. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 14,2019 3:56 pm

    Its a celebration, bitches!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2019 3:58 pm || Up

      Man that was ugly.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 14,2019 4:09 pm || Up

        Yes. Yes it was. But you find a way to beat the teams you’re supposed to beat.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. andeux andeux Jul 14,2019 4:12 pm

    Reminiscent of a walk off bunt against Scot Shields and the Angels about 15 years ago.

    TINSTAAFK
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2019 5:09 pm

    Nice series, fellows!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2019 5:52 pm

    It was interesting to see Trivino and Soria warming up for the eighth, with Lou the one sitting when the A’s tied it.

  21. MikeV MikeV Jul 15,2019 10:46 am

    The Athletic has apparently suggested trading one of Barretto or Mateo for MadBum and Will Smith from the Gnats.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2019 10:48 am || Up

      It’s Rosenthal saying that he was asked on “a San Francisco radio station” which team “would say no” to that deal, and he says he honestly isn’t sure.

      • MikeV MikeV Jul 15,2019 10:57 am || Up

        Me. I would say no.

        Frankly I would consider Profar for MadBum but meh.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • andeux andeux Jul 15,2019 11:08 am || Up

          I would fear a repeat of Lester – trade for two months of a pitcher because he’s the clutch post-season ace we have lacked, then have him shit the bed in (what turns out to be) the only playoff game.

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          • dmoas Jul 15,2019 12:29 pm || Up

            And then several years later find out Barretto was a wife beater.

          • MikeV MikeV Jul 15,2019 12:55 pm || Up

            Profar isn’t good either though. Trade of guys about to be FAs.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • andeux andeux Jul 15,2019 1:12 pm || Up

              Profar has another year left, but I agree with you, I’d probably still do that one, but not Barreto or Mateo.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2019 10:32 am || Up

            Bumgarner is obviously on the downside of his aceyness generally, so unlikely to be a real postseason ace anymore, but damned if two complete game shutouts in two wild card games isn’t still alluring.

            • MikeV MikeV Jul 16,2019 10:44 am || Up

              Am I mistaken in thinking that he also just seems like a FKing massive douche and I don’t really want him on the team?

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

              Thanks, and go As.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2019 10:51 am || Up

                I don’t have any reason to think he is a bad guy, just a tremendously humorless one.

                But I also don’t really want him on the team because ew.

                • MikeV MikeV Jul 16,2019 10:56 am || Up

                  Maybe he just comes across asshole-ish when he plays. but not in the “oh hey he’s hella competitive” way.

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

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2019 10:59 am || Up

                  The whole “how dare you follow the fight of the massive bomb you just hit off me” shtick gets old pretty fast if you aren’t putting up Bob Gibson numbers.

                • DFA DFA Jul 16,2019 11:46 am || Up

                  I agree.

                  If you don’t like it don’t throw a meatball. It isn’t like he is some super dominant pitcher and they got lucky.

                  In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2019 1:12 pm || Up

          I’d trade Barreto for MadBum but wouldn’t deal Mateo. Barreto has had enough chance that the risks of giving up a future star seem low enough compared to the boost to our Potemkin’s rotation. I say go for it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • andeux andeux Jul 15,2019 3:32 pm || Up

            Barreto seems like he’s been around forever (4 1/2 years in the organization, and 2 years since his A’s debut), but he’s still only 23. There is still a lot of upside there, and even if he never becomes a true star, there’s still a lot of potential value in being a cheap, average player for another 5 years. It would be a huge mistake to trade him for a rental IMO.
            Mateo is 9 months older, and though he hasn’t made it to the majors at all is already on his third option year. Given that there is no spot on the roster for him now, it actually might make sense to trade him, even for not very much, given that the alternative is likely to be trading him for even less or losing him on waivers next spring. (I’d still rather trade Profar, of course, but not sure that the Giants would want him.)

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            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2019 4:24 pm || Up

              Yeah if Farhan agrees to a Profar deal he’s clearly been body snatched (cue Donald Sutherland gif).

              Barreto just feels too me like a guy who’s current trade value might exceed his future actual value. I’m ok with selling high. But yeah, just two months of return would be risky AF.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • vignette17 Jul 16,2019 9:18 am || Up

                See, I’m the opposite of some of you. I have no faith at all in Mateo. He strikes me as the toolsy guy some prospect mavens refuse to let go when his holes in his swing and his lack of plate discipline prevent him from producing. And I don’t trust Vegas at all, so his production this year offers me no solace.

                At least with Barreto he’s had a bunch of times proving one particular tool. Walking a bunch, hitting .300, crazy power. A bit like Donaldson that way where if he figures out how to do them all at once he’s a star, but if he stitches together all the bad times, he looks horrendous.

                If Mateo alone (or even Mateo & Neuse & Fowler) could get Bumgarner and Will Smith, I would do it today. Not only does it greatly improve the 2019 team, I’d add bonus points for it the same reason the Giants would never do it: the casual fan. I think in market, trading MadBum to Oakland is a non-starter. It gives the impression the Giants are below the A’s and puts it on the frontpage to the non-baseball fan. That won’t happen without postseason A’s success or some major splash. And the Giants play that PR game way better than the A’s.

                • lenscrafters Jul 16,2019 10:56 am || Up

                  Agree with this, and also think the last point is why the Giants would never trade Bumgarner to the A’s unless it was a massive overpay (Luzardo or Puk headlining).

                  I would be curious to see if the Jays would be open to a Stroman trade with Mateo as a headliner. Stroman seems like the best SP option to me.

                • andeux andeux Jul 16,2019 11:07 am || Up

                  Given the option situation, I figure that if the A’s thought Mateo had much of a future, he and not Barreto would be the one getting major league playing time right now.

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                • DFA DFA Jul 16,2019 12:20 pm || Up

                  Mateo seems like the kind of guy that could help you get a Robbie Ray type

                  In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
            • Soaker Soaker Jul 16,2019 3:30 pm || Up

              We’re assuming, I would hope, that the A’s will keep Semien for 2020 under any circumstances, long-term deal or no, at probably a little more than Khris is getting, i.e. $18M-$20M or so.

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  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2019 8:36 pm

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2019 10:26 am

    The Conway marriage is an amazing achievement in Washington having-it-both-ways power coupling. Really impressive stuff.

    • AV AV Jul 17,2019 4:00 pm || Up

      not sure how much i buy it but pesca has a theory in the spiel. ~24:30

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  24. AV AV Jul 16,2019 11:09 am

    PTBNL signal!!

    where’s that swimming hole near cazadero? looking to play hookie this week and go for a dip.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • ptbnl Jul 16,2019 3:06 pm || Up

      It’s ~100m before the end of East Austin Creek Road (where the gate stops you going any further). There’s a ruined cabin on the right (east) and a path down to the creek opposite that on the left. Then you just head upstream for ~100m. You can see it on the satellite view in Google maps, east south east of the Boy Scouts Camp Royaneh.

      There’s no parking though, and a history of vigilante action against cars that try to park along the road.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • AV AV Jul 16,2019 3:28 pm || Up

        thanks!

        and for parking warning.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2019 11:14 am

    Got tickets to go see SLF with SLF in october and now I may have to go to the east coast instead. So dumb

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • sslinger Jul 16,2019 12:29 pm || Up

      I know the feeling. I’m currently obsessed with Billy Strings and will be on the east coast when he plays the Independent in September. Young guy, survived growing up in meth infested rural Michigan, played in metal bands (boy would I love to find some footage of that) and is now back to his roots in bluegrass, blowing the roof off of everywhere he goes. Go check him out when he’s here. I’m holding out hope that the gap in his touring schedule will allow for a HSB appearance.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 16,2019 3:07 pm || Up

        Hmmm, Crystal Bay on a Thursday night, an A’s off day at that. I’ve enjoyed the Yonder Mountain shows I’ve seen so that might be a nice addition to the schedule.

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  26. andeux andeux Jul 17,2019 9:58 am

    Anyone going to the game today, or want to? Tempted to play hooky.

    TINSTAAFK
    • sslinger Jul 17,2019 10:37 am || Up

      We are going – S120 R21. Meeting our friend Dave in the lot a little early.

      • andeux andeux Jul 17,2019 11:21 am || Up

        I probably won’t make it after all. Very weird day here.

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  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 11:18 am

    Clean inning for Trivino, then Treinen looked good until Narvaez crushed a fat pitch. I was ready to be really excited that the bullpen A team was back.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 17,2019 12:31 pm || Up

      I dont count anything Narvaez does against us this year. He has the Nelson Cruz going on in 2019.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 11:27 am

    Khris batting sixth today. Seems like a pretty good idea.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 11:53 am || Up

      On Sunday, I turned around and asked the guy sitting behind me to tone down his jeering of Khris (and it actually worked!). That said, he has looked lost at the plate.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 11:48 am

    That’s quite the death stare Homer Bailey is giving in his mlb.com photo.

    • lenscrafters Jul 17,2019 11:55 am || Up

      Having Patrick Bateman take the mound for the A’s would be interesting.

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 12:37 pm

    Just want to note for the record that Seattle’s defense last night was absurdly bad. That kind of incompetence has to be very hard to watch every day.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:11 pm

    I am about to start shouting homeric epithets at my radio.

  32. lenscrafters Jul 17,2019 1:11 pm

    Bailey’s fastball really sucks – just no movement at all and it gets hit hard.

  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:24 pm

    The Jurickstore called: They said you should have caught Laureano’s pop up.

    • lenscrafters Jul 17,2019 1:26 pm || Up

      Neither Seager nor Crawford were wearing shades which makes no sense to me.

    • sslinger Jul 18,2019 12:03 pm || Up

      From the stands I had absolutely no idea where that ball was going to come down.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:29 pm

    Chapman out of the game. Crap.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2019 1:32 pm || Up

      Hopefully it’s a tummy ache or something that forced him to take one.

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      • andeux andeux Jul 17,2019 1:59 pm || Up

        Left ankle soreness.
        Lockard suggested earlier that it could be from when he tripped over Pinder last night.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 2:05 pm || Up

          Pinder deserved at least a yellow for that late, studs-up challenge and you could make a case for a straight red.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2019 6:31 pm || Up

            tough penalty to give in the box

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 2:07 pm || Up

          That’s what I was thinking, after the adrenaline wore off I’m sure that hurt a lot. On the plus side, an ankle impact injury should heal much more quickly than a sprain.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 1:29 pm

    Um WTF with the third inning Chapman substitution?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 17,2019 1:30 pm || Up

      He looked like he tweaked something on a swing.

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:39 pm

    Tommy Milone!

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:47 pm

    Canha is going to need to keep playing every day when Piscotty comes back.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 1:52 pm || Up

      .251/.385/.542 batting line up to the moment. God damn.

    • andeux andeux Jul 17,2019 1:56 pm || Up

      Absolutely.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 2:26 pm || Up

        No rush to move KD back up to the clean up spot, either.

        • dmoas Jul 17,2019 2:32 pm || Up

          On the bright side he’s due for regression.

          • MikeV MikeV Jul 17,2019 2:37 pm || Up

            what, is he not hitting .247?

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 2:39 pm || Up

              That might be his OBP soon if he doesn’t figure it out.

  38. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2019 2:20 pm

    The Mariners are a smart choice for your debut with a new team.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 2:37 pm || Up

      Ideally on a day when they pitch Tommy Milone.

  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 2:28 pm

    Dancing Homer and his not-dancing fastball: 6 innings, 6 Ks, zero walks!

    "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 17,2019 2:31 pm || Up

      They really need to play him on with Baby Elephant Walk next start.

    • andeux andeux Jul 17,2019 3:20 pm || Up

      So, more woo-hoo than d’oh.
      The A’s have done well with pitchers who can throw strikes and count on the ballpark and defense for help. Of course, as Soaker says, this was not exactly the most challenging lineup.

      TINSTAAFK
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 2:35 pm

    The ball must really be carrying today.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 3:19 pm

    Lighting the Soaker signal! Last night Glen and Ray speculated that if the A’s kept the winning streak alive today they’d be wearing the Kelly Greens in Minnesota tomorrow. Is that allowed per MLB uniform rules? With road grey pants it’d be a clear violation of fashion rules.

    "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 17,2019 6:33 pm || Up

      they did gold alts in boston in 10 or 11 or 9, or 12

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    • dmoas Jul 18,2019 9:35 am || Up

      As long as they all wear it, it’s fine.

  42. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2019 3:26 pm

    @FSU I don’t know for sure but I remember a few years ago they had a streak at home in the gold jerseys and took those on the road with the grey pants. That look was terrible.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2019 6:34 pm || Up

      rtt, e

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2019 6:46 pm || Up

        You get a pass on that one because I was at the beach and couldn’t reply directly to FSU.

        Photographic evidence of the ugly look right here.

        Equipment manager Steve Vucinich had told A’s players that the team wasn’t bringing the gold jerseys on the road, but after several requests to do so – reliever Brian Fuentes even volunteered to have them sent by private jet if necessary – Vucinich checked and found the alternate jerseys are OK to wear away from home.

        So he packed them and saved them as a surprise, hiding them in the laundry room until after batting practice.

        “I didn’t know anything about it,” left fielder Hideki Matsui said through translator Roger Kahlon. “Perhaps our streak in a way is because of the gold jerseys. So hopefully we can continue to win in them.”

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2019 6:53 pm || Up

          Brian Fuentes, highest WAR player this decade

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  43. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2019 3:28 pm

    They have a chance to get me to buy in the next couple weeks. This stretch has been fun but we’re done with Oregon State for a while.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 17,2019 5:07 pm || Up

      Yeah this road trip to Minnie and Houston will be telling.

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

      9-7 but they fell 4 games further behind the Astros. I thought the deadline moves were about right; a marginal strengthening of their chance at a wild card berth, but giving away none of their chance to make real runs in 2020 and 2021 as Verlander and Greinke age and Cole is pitching for somebody else. Winning that FKing wild card game and then getting their butts kicked in the Division Series would be progress, but anyway if they can get a wild card or at least be in the hunt into Games 161-162, that’s reaching their upside for 2019.

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  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2019 5:35 pm

    Jesse Chavez is apparently in the Rangers’ rotation now and boy did it not go well tonight.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2019 10:15 pm

    Dax sheppard told a cute story on late night. he was renting a house on lake austin and wanted to rent a pontoon boat. nobody rented them commercially, so he put it out on twitter. A guy responed he had one and would rent it to him.

    When Dax got to the lake he called the guy and he said he was about to pick the boat up which set off alarms for Dax. the guy showed up with a brand new boat and a paddleboard. Dax was worried this guy mortgaged the house to meet some celebrities. He felt a little better when the guy said his boat was not working properly and he traded it in for a new one, but he was very confused still.

    Also he said the guy was a total 10 and after he dropped off the boat he took the paddle board across the lake home. Dax was still freaking out a bit thinking the guy was doing something crazy so he googled his name “Huston Street”

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2019 10:15 am || Up

      I had to google Dax Sheppard. I thought he was one of the Jackasses.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2019 3:33 pm || Up

        I didn’t know immediately, but i quickly put it together he was kristin bell’s husband

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  46. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2019 12:11 pm

    The Astros are getting screwed over by the Angels the same way the A’s got screwed last month. Astros-Angels in Anaheim tonight is a 6 p.m. game, and the Astros have a home game tomorrow night. Tomorrow’s opponent in Houston, the Rangers, are off today, so they will already be in Houston this evening while the Astros plane doesn’t land until around 4 a.m. The A’s had that with the night game in Anaheim followed by the game in Arlington.

    To me that compromises the product and I’d like to see the Players Association put its foot down on this once and for all in the next CBA. A team that’s playing a game in another city the next day should not be scheduled to land later than 1 a.m. local time. Allow three hours for the game, time after the game to travel from the ballpark to the airport which obviously varies (quite short in Oakland), the time zone difference and the flight time, then back up first pitch as much as you have to for the 1 a.m. arrival.

    It wouldn’t be a problem for teams that schedule plenty of weekday afternoon games anyway, which is most of them, but the Angels in particular need to get their butts kicked on this.

    By giving themselves the usual day game which ended around 3:30, the A’s took off from Oakland at 5:05 yesterday. 3:16 flight time plus 2 hours time difference = 10:21 p.m. arrival in Minneapolis. That’s the way it should be every time.

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 18,2019 12:49 pm || Up

      Anything that allows me to Gamecast or view and avoid actual office work is fine by me.

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    • MikeV MikeV Jul 18,2019 12:50 pm || Up

      Even easier — no teams should have a night game on a getaway day. That’s bullshit.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2019 12:58 pm || Up

        Actually there’s a rare one coming up in Oakland, Yankees-A’s on Thursday 8/22. In addition to any attendance advantage I’m sure Comcast wanted a Yankees night game instead of a Thursday afternoon game. The Yankees travel to LA to play the Dodgers the following night so it would fit the 1 a.m. requirement; also the A’s did move the start time up 30 minutes for however much that helps.

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        • dmoas Jul 19,2019 12:42 pm || Up

          If the getaway game has a game for the visiting team the next day, it should be forced to a day game. While there are circumstances where it would be financially advantageous and possibly semi-reasonable to do so, unless the visiting team is off the next day for travel, a night game shouldn’t be allowed. I agree with MikeV that it’s bullshit. As for what the home team has going on the next day, that’s their call.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 19,2019 12:50 pm || Up

            Agreed. It’s called being a gracious host.

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            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 19,2019 2:54 pm || Up

              Aka fuck Boston.

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    • andeux andeux Jul 18,2019 1:00 pm || Up

      >the Angels in particular need to get their butts kicked on this.

      Teams with the hottest climates obviously like to avoid daytime games especially in July/August, but Anaheim is not Texas or Arizona, so they don’t even really have a good excuse.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2019 1:44 pm || Up

        The Angels seem to just really dislike scheduling day games. I’d venture that they have fewer home day games than anyone else in MLB.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2019 3:36 pm || Up

          because the orange crush at 330 is a fucking nightmare, but also, fuck them and the fucking shitty ass orange county shit head fans. fucking fuckers

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 18,2019 3:42 pm || Up

            The Crush is shit at almost any time so that excuse can get right the fuck out. Rat fucking slegnA.

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        • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2019 4:19 pm || Up

          I hadn’t thought to check this side of it, but the Angels are playing in Seattle tomorrow night. That’s probably why tonight’s game starts at 6 rather than 7. They don’t lose the two hours the Astros do but a 2 a.m. landing in Seattle is still about the best they can do. Somebody please slam some mobile stairs into the wing of their plane tonight. I’ll try to figure out how they did tomorrow morning.

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          • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2019 9:11 pm || Up

            That was a relatively quick game, ending about 8:45.

            Only nerds need to read the rest of this:

            Here are the two flights: Astros, Angels. Ignore the “scheduled” times; the flights leave shortly after the team buses get to LAX, whenever that may be.

            The “how do you know those are the flights” is answered by the “Activity Log” at the bottom of each page. The airline gives a specific flight number to each team for their charters, so looking at the recent history of that flight number you see it matches the teams’ recent travel. I found these by looking for all flights from LA airports to Houston airports tonight and also for LA to Seattle.

            For several years the A’s have flown in a specific airplane, the Dallas Mavericks’ team plane. I would guess Fisher knows Cuban and made a deal. But in that storm that hit the Dallas area while the A’s were there, that plane succumbed to the attacking staircase. It looks like they put enough duct tape on it to fly it empty to the Rockford IL airport, where UPS has a maintenance base for its fleet. So the A’s have substituted Delta airplanes and they have also been assigned their own flight number.

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