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Now that we aren’t playing Houston the future seems bright again. A deep playoff run and many big contract acquisitions are surely imminent.

Anderson
Mengden
Homer
Fiers

vs the Galloless Rangers who are 1-5 on their current road trip.

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186 thoughts on “The Highly Suggestible Type

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 7:35 pm

    Also a three run first inning. All signs point to yes!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:38 pm

    Nice to see KD really drive a ball the other way. Seems like a good sign.

  3. DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 7:38 pm

    beat me to it by a couple of minutes.

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 8:11 pm || Up

      You’re also the highly suggestible type?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:39 pm

    I’m listening to the Vince and Eno Analytics Show. It’s kind of fun.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:41 pm || Up

      Vince has already uttered the word “analytics” approximately 724 times.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 8:12 pm || Up

        Earlier Dallas was praising Gallo’s huge BABIP like it was a great feat.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 7:43 pm || Up

      how do you do that?

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:45 pm || Up

        The “A’s Cast” channel on Tune In radio (phone app, or on a streaming device). It only works if you are in the greater Bay Area/Sacramento area.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:52 pm || Up

          Looks like you can stream it here.

          • DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 8:09 pm || Up

            its really hard to sync this to the tv stream im using.

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  5. DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 7:49 pm

    Dallas keeps saying that Brett used to throw 100… I just really don’t remember that.

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 7:50 pm

    Fatherhood seems to agree with Brett.

    • DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 7:53 pm || Up

      it surprising how disparate the results of Cahill and Anderson have been this year

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  7. lenscrafters Jul 25,2019 7:54 pm

    This umpire has no clue what the strike zone is.

    • DFA DFA Jul 25,2019 8:09 pm || Up

      very true

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 8:12 pm

    Vince: Brett Anderson is on pace to match his career high in innings
    Forst: “There’s not enough wood in here to knock on when you’re talking about Brett.”

  9. lenscrafters Jul 25,2019 8:23 pm

    Get it the fk together Brett

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 8:51 pm

    My analysis: this sucks

  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 8:55 pm

    I did not expect Goggly Joe to still be pitching in the 6th. Much less winning.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2019 8:57 pm

    Why would you not toss the mask there?

  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 9:10 pm

    And now that we need Nick Martini again he’s gone.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 25,2019 9:15 pm || Up

      Pitching might help solve Profar’s throwing issues.

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  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2019 9:36 pm

    I don’t recall seeing a two-base defensive indifference before

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  15. lenscrafters Jul 25,2019 10:09 pm

    Royals had the bases loaded with no outs down 2 in the 14th. Then proceeded to do nothing against a whole bunch of AJ Cole hanging sliders.

  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2019 10:31 pm

    @fsu the two base defensive players ndifference was worth the price of admission

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    • ptbnl Jul 26,2019 8:27 am || Up

      I’m sure the Angels fans felt the same way about seeing the first position player ever to record a save.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 9:20 am || Up

        Saves are a silly stat and didn’t exist for first 75 years of MLB but nevertheless I find this really cool!

        Did you see the video? His pitches weren’t even batting practice fast. They were like the coach-pitch little league level after the 8 year olds have just left tee ball.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • sslinger Jul 26,2019 9:37 am || Up

          Yeah, batting practice fast also includes being pretty straight, but those had quite the hump on them because they were so slow. Seeing a hapless Pujols pop out to end the game was delightful!

  17. ptbnl Jul 26,2019 10:16 am

    As of 6am we’re an official DOE project, with $400M earmarked for construction!

    6 years work successfully coming to fruition feels good … and now the real work starts.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 10:23 am || Up

      Can I have $5?

      TINSTAAFK
      • ptbnl Jul 26,2019 10:40 am || Up

        $10 with escalation, overhead, and contingency.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • dmoas Jul 26,2019 3:56 pm || Up

      Congrats! Don’t pull an Anderson and trip off the mound and hurt yourself.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 5:13 pm || Up

      The bad news is the project has been repurposed to wall-building.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Jul 26,2019 8:38 pm || Up

        it’s just a rumour that was spread around town
        by the women and children

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • ptbnl Jul 27,2019 12:35 am || Up

          We could be diving for pearls.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • AV AV Jul 27,2019 12:55 am || Up

            you are though! congratulations.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • AV AV Jul 27,2019 12:56 am || Up

              thanks, rather?

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • elcroata elcroata Jul 27,2019 12:47 pm || Up

      Congrats Julian, well deserved.

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2019 1:10 pm

    General admission Mt. Davis tickets now on sale for the 8/24 game against the Giants.

  19. lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 7:34 pm

    How much longer are they going to be trotting out this version of KD?

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 8:17 pm || Up

      No way he isn’t hurt; that second AB was an embarrassment.

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      • lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 8:19 pm || Up

        It really reminds me of second half 2014 Brandon Moss. And it wouldn’t surprise me if it comes out that he needs some kind of surgery just like Moss did because of stubbornly playing through an ailment.

        • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 6:59 pm || Up

          Its making the extension look like an unwise choice for sure.

          In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
          • lenscrafters Jul 29,2019 7:57 am || Up

            The extension was fine, the playing through a hip injury was not.

            • dmoas Jul 29,2019 9:07 am || Up

              Well, the extension would be dumb if this is how you’re going to handle him when he’s injured. I feel like this team spends money and then thinks it’s in their best interest to push them through an injury rather than let them heal and maximize their health.

      • andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 8:26 pm || Up

        Six pitches, six fastballs, six strikes (five swinging).

        TINSTAAFK
        • andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 9:28 pm || Up

          Took a ball, and fouled one off in the third AB.
          Braden: “And that might be the last fastball he sees.”
          Promptly strikes out on a high fastball.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 9:33 pm || Up

            Rangers radio: “He looks like he’s swinging a 20 pound lead bat”. And “why would Lynn throw him anything but fastballs?” They were even surprised he threw one outside trying to get a chase; why bother?

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  20. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 7:39 pm

    A frustrating day here as my annual 36-hole PGA Day in Reno ended in thunder, lightning and a deluge after 20 holes (though not before wasting 2-1/2 hours waiting).

    Scoring one with a bases loaded, 0 out opportunity is not getting the evening session off to a strong start.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 9:52 pm || Up

      I didn’t get to follow our Cal phenom on Friday because his tee time was too late to fit my schedule, but…GO BEARS!

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  21. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 8:00 pm

    Mengden is mixing pitches and hitting spots beautifully so far.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 8:28 pm || Up

      Shut up, stupid!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 8:14 pm

    Elvis Andrus has returned from Dallas and could be inserted in the lineup at shortstop, and based on the first inning I wouldn’t hesitate a whole lot in doing that.

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  23. lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 8:23 pm

    He’s fking out!

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2019 8:23 pm

    No replay?? He looked out.

  25. andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 8:24 pm

    ^ What they said.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 8:29 pm || Up

      Huh, I thought Choo’s front foot beat the tag, doubtful they’d get an overturn.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 8:45 pm || Up

        The slow mo angle I saw was that the ball was in Hermann’s glove the entire time and the tag was before he hit the plate. Regardless, given the game situation there of it having the potential of being the third out with no runs scored, you have to challenge the play even if you’re just 50% sure it gets overturned. It’s unlikely there’s a higher impact time to save the challenge for.

        That play was enraging because it had 4 different point of failures: Profar oleing the ball, Ramon not picking it up cleanly, Semien’s abysmal throw home, and the managerial failure of not challenging. Choo should’ve never been close to scoring.

        • lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 8:47 pm || Up

          Stole this from **

        • andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 8:48 pm || Up

          I thought it was 100% that the tag came before his foot hit home plate, and at least from the angles we had it did not look like the ball hit the ground. Only thing I can figure is that they might say, NFL style, that he was not in full control of the ball when he was making the tag.

          TINSTAAFK
  26. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 8:47 pm

    I have to agree with the Rangers radio announcers (with Ken off I am not listening to Vince and Ray tonight) that the Friday night DJ thing in the Treehouse is a little too loud.

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    • sslinger Jul 28,2019 11:57 pm || Up

      Having been out there for that, I totally concur. It is a fun scene, but too loud.

  27. lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 9:06 pm

    Well hopefully by the time this spot in the rotation comes around again, there’s someone else pitching in it.

  28. andeux andeux Jul 26,2019 9:14 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  29. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 9:14 pm

    I’m coming down there for the games tomorrow night and Sunday and feel like I should bring my gravedigging shovel. Relying on Homer Bailey to change my attitude.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 9:48 pm || Up

      Isn’t that shovel always part of your go bag?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 10:42 pm || Up

      I’m sorry I will miss you again. I even had to give away to front row seats tomorrow.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 8:44 am || Up

        Breakfast was on the small side so there’s room for a Root Beer Float. And I’m glad they have switched from Mug to A&W.

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 12:05 pm || Up

        Soaker and Stomper!

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:09 pm || Up

          this is the content I came for

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          • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 2:41 pm || Up

            East Side Club was jam-packed. No celebrity scoopers in Championship Plaza but no lines and who would you rather meet than Stomper and kid anyway?

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 2:43 pm || Up

              I’m not comfortable with Stomper being a father. He’s not ready.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2019 6:23 pm || Up

                Also Junior looks to me like a troubled teen in the making. Can the pruno be far behind?

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          • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 9:39 pm || Up

            Being rather inept with the phone, when looking at the photo on my phone it was, you know, phone-sized. I didn’t realize it was closer to life-size until I looked at it on the iMac screen. A little more reasonable now I hope.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2019 10:27 pm || Up

      Attitude was changing with the 5-0 lead. Less so when Bob stuck with Bailey a little too long and 5-0 eventually became 5-4.

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  30. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2019 9:42 pm

    I did enjoy people in 115 last night complaining that Sclitter should have started

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  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2019 9:48 pm

    I think Jesse Chavez has gained weight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2019 10:30 pm

    I will miss henricks when he is gone next week

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  33. lenscrafters Jul 26,2019 10:33 pm

    pAthetic

  34. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2019 10:37 pm

    Bleich. If there is any argument for mortgaging any part of their 2020-2021 chances for a postseason opportunity this season it sure as hell was not in evidence tonight.

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  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 12:13 pm

    Jake Diekman to A’s for somebody or other.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 12:39 pm || Up

      Dairon Blanco and Ismael Aquino, according to the Royals’ twitter account. (I can’t seem to embed tweets.)

      I’m pleased to see them make small upgrades for the cost of fringe-at-best prospects. This team isn’t great, but it’s good, and a pennant race is not something to punt off.

    • lenscrafters Jul 27,2019 2:45 pm || Up

      Not sure about this. Don’t care about the prospects given up, but I don’t think Diekman is good.

      • lenscrafters Jul 27,2019 8:05 pm || Up

        Then again, fk Buchter

      • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 7:04 pm || Up

        Im very much for this. In this tight market, where are you going to get a better affordable left handed relief arm for two players that have ceilings as backups.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2019 12:49 pm || Up

          Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs agrees:

          In fact, Diekman is throwing harder now than he has since 2015, the year he was included in the Cole Hamels trade from Philly to Texas. His fastball is averaging 95.7 mph, which puts it among the hardest left-handed fastballs in big league bullpens, ranking fifth among lefty relievers with at least 20 innings pitched this year (only Felipe Vazquez, Aroldis Chapman, Jose Alvarado, and A.J. Minter throw harder). And Diekman’s stuff is especially tough on lefties because his cross-bodied, low-slot delivery creates such a unique angle on his pitches. So bizarre is Diekman’s release point that it barely fits on our scatterplot grid. He’s built to get lefties out…

          Kansas City didn’t get much back, though, and opposing teams I’ve spoken to about this deal think the Royals could have done better by waiting for needy contenders to sweat it out for a few days and offer more.

          • DFA DFA Jul 29,2019 5:41 pm || Up

            Well thats settled then… :-P

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 5:43 pm || Up

      his WARB is high, though

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  36. mikeA Jul 27,2019 3:48 pm

    Why not try to trade for good pitchers instead of bad ones?

  37. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 6:27 pm

    i hope marcu was explaining “don’t do that again”

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  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 6:35 pm

    Thank god for Jeff Mathis.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 6:51 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 7:05 pm

    the cal guys are pulling theor weight

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  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 7:15 pm

    That was intentional, right?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 7:21 pm || Up

      why ?

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 7:25 pm || Up

        Sampson yelled at Canha earlier this season after a homer. And then Canha got him again tonight.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 7:33 pm || Up

          ah, i didn’t know

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 7:48 pm || Up

          This pitcher seems like an asshole.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 8:34 pm || Up

            I liked ramon’s “here? you want me to drop the bat here?”

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 8:42 pm || Up

              Slusser reports that Sampson had intentionally stepped on Laureano’s bat last game. So Laureano was saying “step on this one you ass.”

              • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2019 10:31 pm || Up

                Just smoke, no fire, as always, but I thought it was funny that Profar did a fair amount of ranting at his old ballclub.

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              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 8:01 am || Up

                the kid has problems

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                • dmoas Jul 29,2019 9:14 am || Up

                  Come on, he’s just looking for his Goliath.

  42. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2019 7:35 pm

    cal st fullerton representing

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  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 8:02 pm

    Trying to get a seventh inning out of Homer was a bad idea.

    • ptbnl Jul 27,2019 8:03 pm || Up

      Also I just tuned in … bad things always follow that.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 8:06 pm

    Is Buchter’s replacement here yet?

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2019 9:00 pm

    Needed that one

  46. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 9:05 am

    Nice hot day, day game after a night game, Fiers on the hill, what could go wrong?

    So, here’s the thing: You know how after something bad happens on a baseball field, the players all say: “Well, you have to have a short memory.”

    Yeah, so much for that.

    Woodward maintained there was no intent to hit Laureano, not with the Rangers down by a run in the eighth. He said he sent Rangel out to the mound to ask Montero to speed up his delivery out of fear that Canha would be running. Montero echoed that message.

    “My sinker is always tight,” he said through an interpreter. “It was tight and inside. I was not trying to hit him.”

    OK, so that was the unfortunate drama to a night that began with a local Make-A-Wish kid getting the “first hit” of the game and ended with fireworks celebrating family-friendly animator Pixar Films.

    But in between, there were scores to settle.

    Are they settled now? Or will the teams carry it over into Sunday’s series finale?

    “You never know,” Woodward said. “But you hope there’s no carryover.”

    Guess it all depends on how long those memories are.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 9:20 am || Up

      mark cahna? they were worried Canha would try to steal?

      ok

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  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 10:23 am

    • AV AV Jul 28,2019 5:45 pm || Up

      huh. well there it is.

      the only question left on this forehead tattoo i’ve been looking for, cursive or blackletter?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  48. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 2:20 pm

    Fiers’ ball-strike ratio not up to par but he’s hanging in there.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:38 pm || Up

      walking federowicz to get to choo with a runner on third is all part of the plan

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  49. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:23 pm

    bold move to walk davis after having him 0-2

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  50. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 2:37 pm

    You cannot walk the fking catcher there.

  51. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:47 pm

    3 double plays in 5 innings.

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  52. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:51 pm

    sigh

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  53. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 2:52 pm

    wtf????

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 6:20 pm || Up

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 6:38 pm || Up

      Sounds like the Mets gave up two middling pitching prospects for Stroman (under control for 2020) and got some cash from the Blue Jays in the deal. I wouldn’t mind a deal like that.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2019 7:05 pm || Up

        Except that our middling pitching prospects are currently in the rotation.

        Between Stroman and Syndergard mostly I like the Fuck the Yankees approach the Mets are taking.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 7:12 pm || Up

        I cant believe that was all it took to land Stroman… we should have been on a deal like that.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2019 11:41 am || Up

          I don’t think we really have the kind of pitching prospects the Mets gave up here. Puk and Luzardo are too good, and the rest are either low ceiling (Dunshee, Howard) or have haven’t pitched much professionally due to injuries. (Kaprielian, Jeffries, Holmes).

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 2:54 pm

    He’s done, Bob.

  55. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 2:54 pm

    cool

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  56. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2019 2:58 pm

    This team has done a lot recently to prove an “all-in” teade should not happen.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2019 3:00 pm

    Also can we stop with Canha not getting a good read/sun in his eyes while he has shades on top of his cap? Just an awful look.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  58. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 3:09 pm

    When Khris is up with runners on my main thought is “please be patient and maybe draw a walk”.

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  59. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 3:13 pm

    yay, no double play!

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  60. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 3:13 pm

    I’m so tired of Profar. He fucking sucks.

    • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 7:13 pm || Up

      Still better than Bareto

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 3:14 pm

    Hell yeah

  62. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 3:16 pm

    danny santana taketh, danny santana giveth

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

    Santana seems like lots of bat but not much glove at any position

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    • lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 3:19 pm || Up

      I’ll still take that over our incumbent 2Bs

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 3:20 pm || Up

      Could apply to Danny or Domingo.

  64. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 3:21 pm

    1B coach signaled foul to the dugout, Woodward asked for review anyway.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 3:21 pm || Up

      Woodward has a bit of a Bob Geren look about him.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 3:23 pm || Up

      doesn’t cost a challenge on the HR, yeah?

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 3:28 pm || Up

        Crew chief doesn’t have to grant it. “Your own coach called it foul.”

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  65. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2019 3:26 pm

    I remember seeing Tweets we were in on Stroman. And weve seen tweets about being in on Syndergaard. If this is to set up some mortage our future to get both of them I will throw up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  66. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 3:40 pm

    Not buying the Soria has figured it out narrative.

  67. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 3:51 pm

    mother fuckers.

    its tough having no reliable relivers

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  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 3:51 pm

    Send more relievers.

  69. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 3:52 pm

    Walking Odor here is so fucking stupid. He’s their best chance for a K.

  70. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 3:55 pm

    Not a single breaking pitch was thrown with 2 strikes by Hendriks. I don’t understand this at all.

  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 4:20 pm

    Herrman taking two balls off the same spot on the same knee has me wondering who the emergency catcher is.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 6:32 pm || Up

      Apparently it’s Pinder. Also per Slusser:

      With the issues the A’s have had at second base, where Jurickson Profar has struggled offensively and defensively much of the way and where Franklin Barreto has failed to gain the everyday job after hitting .114, might Pinder be an option? Several scouts have suggested Pinder could be a fit there, and earlier in the season, when it looked as if the A’s potentially would be sellers, some teams were eying Pinder as a potential trade target for his versatility. “I’d take him right now,” one scout said.

      • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 7:16 pm || Up

        Id have no problem trying Pinder everyday at 2b

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 7:18 pm || Up

          I think he’s a much better defender in left than at second, but I want his bat in the lineup either way.

          • DFA DFA Jul 28,2019 7:47 pm || Up

            Id rather see Cahna play everyday when piscotti gets back with pinder at 2b than watch barreto

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
          • andeux andeux Jul 28,2019 7:53 pm || Up

            His offensive numbers are almost as bad as Profar’s, which is odd, because he got off to a really good start and I hadn’t noticed a major slump since.

            TINSTAAFK
  72. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 4:27 pm

    Leclerc sucks, git er done boys.

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  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 4:42 pm

    Let’s go

  74. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2019 4:42 pm

    Soaker appears to have the correct opinion.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  75. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 4:42 pm

    A walk is good here Khris.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 4:46 pm || Up

      Very good.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 4:49 pm || Up

        Well, I salvaged what looked like it was going to be an ugly series.

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  76. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2019 4:43 pm

    Heck, lean into the 1st pitch inside…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  77. lenscrafters Jul 28,2019 4:47 pm

    Some good at bats by KD today. Please let that be something.

  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 4:48 pm

    That Semien at bat was fantastic.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 4:52 pm

    Maybe Treinen earned a high-leverage role back?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2019 5:00 pm || Up

      rolling hendricks soria and petit out everyday isn’t going to work. need innings from somewhere.

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  80. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 5:42 pm

    I’m celebrating at the Chicken Pie Shop of Walnut Creek. It’s me, the waitress, the bartender and whoever is back in the kitchen. At 5:45 pm. Fire Townsend now!

    Was glad to see some major high density going up at Macarthur BART; that area has always been way short of its potential.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2019 5:52 pm || Up

      You’ve gotta hit up Cache Creek Casino Resorts on the way home.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 5:56 pm || Up

        The pie is maybe the size of a large biscuit so that might explain the lack of a crowd.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2019 6:29 pm || Up

          One of the A’s broadcast crew, maybe Glen, loves that place.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2019 9:42 pm || Up

            It would be a good lunch place, but the pie wasn’t real substantial for the featured meal of the day, especially when it has to absorb alcohol. Just as well today though with all the Root Beer Float calories.

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  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2019 6:30 pm

    Greetings from Grand Lake, Colorado. Off to the woods tomorrow, in closing up and over the Continental Divide.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  82. sslinger Jul 29,2019 12:10 am

    From the Deadspin article on the Raiders – I braved a little bit of the comment section and found this gem:

    Our coach is a TV personality more than anything else. It’s working about as well for Oakland as having a TV star run the whole country.

  83. Soaker Soaker Jul 29,2019 2:42 pm

    ESPN, suddenly discovering that there’s a team in Oakland, has three A’s games on the schedule in August: next Monday at Wrigley Field and both the Tuesday and Wednesday games of the Yankees series at the Coliseum.

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  84. JediLeroy Jul 29,2019 8:34 pm

    Is it safe to come out yet? I swear, if they trade any of these guys…

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  85. MikeV MikeV Jul 29,2019 11:35 pm

    BRING ME TREVOR BAUER

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2019 3:22 pm

    Just President Nixon and Governor Reagan chewing the fat and being extremely racist together.

    When the National Archives originally released the tape of this conversation, in 2000, the racist portion was apparently withheld to protect Reagan’s privacy.

    Unreal

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2019 3:39 pm || Up

      unreal? disagree

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2019 3:42 pm || Up

        The racism doesn’t surprise me in the slightest, but I guess I am naive enough to have expected better from the National Archives.

    • AV AV Jul 30,2019 3:43 pm || Up

      can’t finish the whole thing right now. do they ever sit in front of a piano to do that “boy the way glen miller played “song?

      and i’ve been wondering. anybody got tomjchicago on their twit-dar? what’s your reading / impression?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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