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Games 121*-124*: A’s-Astros Fourplay 273

The A’s enter a tough homestand trailing the Astros by 9.5 games in the division and down by 2 games to Tampa Bay (and 3.5 games to Cleveland) in the wild card chase. While the A’s play 4 vs. the Astros, 3 vs. the Yankees and 2 vs. the Giants, the Rays schedule over the same period is Tigers and Mariners at the Trop for 3 each, then 4 at Camden Yards against the Orioles. Perhaps Cleveland (at Yankees, at Mets, home vs. Royals) will stay within reach.

Tonight at 7: Mike Fiers vs. Aaron Sanchez
Friday at 7: Tanner Roark vs. Justin Verlander
Saturday at 1: Chris Bassitt vs. Astros TBA Rogelio Armenteros (game on FS1)
Sunday at 1: Brett Anderson vs. Zack Greinke

I didn’t go all the way to 85-inch Livermore Class, but tonight the new 65-inch set makes its debut at Chateau Soaker. The better to watch a full season of Cal interceptions, missed tackles and dumb penalties, and whatever pleasure or displeasure the A’s provide the rest of the year. The 46-inch version, which dates back to the original Cabin Soaker rental, and the Geren era, has been semi-retired to the bedroom.

273 thoughts on “Games 121*-124*: A’s-Astros Fourplay

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2019 4:38 pm

    The Twins are also still in sight, but after four in Texas, they go White Sox, Tigers, White Sox, Tigers. And then after a few competent opponents, they finish with 13 games against the White Sox, Tigers, and Royals.

    • andeux andeux Aug 15,2019 6:42 pm || Up

      Cleveland was the team that impressed me the least when we played them. I’m not sure how to explain their recent hot streak. Getting rid of Bauer?

      TINSTAAFK
  2. ptbnl Aug 15,2019 5:01 pm

    Just got an email from the A’s saying that for Friday’s game they have added $5 of concession credit to every ticket.

    So wanted to reply “Can I have $10?”

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 5:43 pm || Up

      I see that term “K-Pop” for tomorrow’s fireworks, and I wouldn’t know anything about a musical style but it makes me think “what happens when Profar gets two at-bats”.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 6:12 pm || Up

      Were any of you included in the massive mass email Fail from ticket services Aug 14? An email about $10 concession credit being added to ticket for “your selected game” went to maybe 1000 A’s Access members to a fully public list of email addys. Followed the next day later by a “please ignore that email” request.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2019 6:13 pm || Up

        I didn’t get that one. I hope you sent everyone a link to freekraut.net.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 6:52 pm || Up

          “We’re not capturing your keystrokes publishing your email address, honest.”

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • sslinger Aug 15,2019 11:33 pm || Up

        I got the original but not the please disregard follow-up. I figured I got the email because I was at that game, and concessions were truly FKed up. But then I went to choose my game and got the message that the link had been taken down. Definitely some wires crossed somehow.

      • ptbnl Aug 15,2019 11:48 pm || Up

        I didn’t get that, but now I look at mine the source address is “feedback@mail.mlbemail.com” which looks fishy.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • ptbnl Aug 17,2019 8:38 am || Up

          Turns out it was legit, but only on the season ticket seats.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2019 5:48 pm

    Pinder in center tonight. (Canha minor injury.)

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 7:08 pm

    No Korach tonight?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 7:12 pm || Up

      im not listening to a fosse pxp

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 7:37 pm || Up

        Roxy is in the Townsend role tonight anyway (Townsend must be with the Raiders) so why on earth isn’t he doing 3 innings of PxP instead of Ray? Or if Roxy is in studio instead of at the park, then just have Vince do all 9, instead of this.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 15,2019 9:00 pm || Up

        I was picking up Little Miss Aces and heard Fosse doing PxP.

        Almost drove off the road to avoid it.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 6:57 pm || Up

      Whew, Ken is back tonight. I’m sure the Vince/Ray experience was partly responsible for my crabby reaction to all the homers.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 7:16 pm || Up

        Ray is a very poor play-by-play announcer, but I can live with him for a couple of innings once in a while as long as Vince is there to hold his hand. At least his voice doesn’t drive me crazy like Townsend’s does.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 7:18 pm || Up

          I wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, however, I think it was because the game was not complicated.

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  5. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 7:12 pm

    is it handegg season already?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 8:02 pm

    Whatever shortcomings the A’s see in Pinder, the kid has great defensive instincts, just a natural.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 10:54 am || Up

      It’s funny that he came through the minors as an infield prospect only for it to turn out that he is a born outfielder.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 8:04 pm

    Oly Oly Oh!

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  8. lenscrafters Aug 15,2019 8:09 pm

    New guy!

    Ball is carrying like crazy tonight

    • lenscrafters Aug 15,2019 8:38 pm || Up

      …which isn’t good for Fiers.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 8:44 pm || Up

      Of all the night games I’ve been to at the Coliseum, well over 1000* I’m sure, not many have featured 5 home runs through 5-1/2 innings.

      Or 6 after one batter in the bottom of the 6th…

      Edit: I’ve been to well over 1000 games there but thinking about the percentage of day games the A’s play, “1000 night games” is too high. Maybe 600-700 as a guess, the great majority of which were from my Cal student years to the 1994 work stoppage.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 8:57 pm || Up

          8

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          • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 8:58 pm || Up

            Did Chapman really mean the fences should be moved in? I hope he was kidding about that.

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          • lenscrafters Aug 15,2019 9:46 pm || Up

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 9:49 pm || Up

              Four guys hit two each, 5th time in MLB history.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2019 9:52 pm || Up

                But second time this season, naturally.

  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 8:10 pm

    Corban-sanity!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 8:13 pm

    I like profar. I like the way he smiles and has fun. He was first up and first to Joseph in the dugout.

    I just wish he was better at baseball

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 8:17 pm || Up

      It’s still hard to believe he’s only 26, he seems more like next year’s bench coach.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 8:18 pm || Up

      It seems to me that if someone could fix his fielding issues there’s a good chance the bat would follow. I don’t think there’s much chance the “someone” will be the A’s though.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 15,2019 9:01 pm || Up

        I hope that someone is so convinced of that that they will offer more than a bucket of baseballs.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Aug 15,2019 9:06 pm || Up

          At this point, I’m expecting a non-tender.

          TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 9:48 pm || Up

        Wash is still in Atlanta, yes?

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  11. lenscrafters Aug 15,2019 8:59 pm

    Make it stop

  12. lenscrafters Aug 15,2019 9:17 pm

    Treinen against the heart of the order should be interesting.

  13. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 15,2019 9:20 pm

    Why is DieBBman warming up?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 9:23 pm

    I thought, good time to tell Treinen, sink or swim.

    glub glub glub

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 9:29 pm || Up

      he didn’t walk anyone?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • mikeA Aug 15,2019 11:07 pm || Up

        I thought he pitched well.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 11:15 pm || Up

          Yeah the homer was a fine pitch, low and in with movement, Brantley just dropped the bat head and got it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 8:28 am || Up

            Sometimes you just have to tip your cap.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. andeux andeux Aug 15,2019 9:26 pm

    6 more A’s home runs please

    TINSTAAFK
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2019 9:31 pm

    This is insane

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 9:36 pm || Up

      Put Silly Putty in the core of the baseball, raise the mound to 20 inches, whatever. I don’t care for this at all.

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      • andeux andeux Aug 15,2019 9:41 pm || Up

        Something like raising the mound might tilt things back towards pitching, but wouldn’t change the overall K+HR dynamic of the game. They really have to deaden the ball.

        TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 15,2019 9:41 pm || Up

        Same. Bring back the spitball.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 9:52 pm || Up

          The odd thing was, it was a well-played game aside from the 10 home runs (“but Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”). 2:35 time of game was T10 shortest for the A’s this year and T12 for the Astros. The last time I looked every MLB team was averaging over 3 hours, which is a different problem.

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          • Soaker Soaker Aug 15,2019 10:06 pm || Up

            Time of game info being under “Miscellaneous Team Info” here, wherein it will also be seen that the A’s have the fewest successful challenges and the lowest successful challenge percentage of any MLB team.

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 15,2019 10:11 pm || Up

            the only bad play was the sanchez fielder’s choice in the 3rd

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          • sslinger Aug 15,2019 11:39 pm || Up

            This. There were some fine defensive plays, few walks, and it was quick because no one was getting on base, just around them. Yes it was a warm night (delightfully so, I might add) but that wasn’t the factor in most of the homers – they were legit. Just kind of a crazy night at the Coli.

      • DFA DFA Aug 15,2019 10:35 pm || Up

        Its like getting a costco pack of it its. One is special, 16 is a stomach ache

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 15,2019 9:46 pm

    Apres longballs le deluge. I’ll take it.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 2:16 pm

    Phegley’s back, and Garneau is DFA.

    With Taylor gone as well, that leaves just two catchers on the 40-man roster, and the best non-roster catcher (Murphy) is injured. I guess Jonah Heim, who was in AA a month ago, would be rostered in a pinch.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 2:39 pm || Up

      Nobody goes with two catchers in September and it does not sound like Murphy will be the third. They must think they will be able to outright Garneau and call him back up on Sept. 1, which still requires something else to happen on the 40-man on that date, but three catchers on the 25-man is awfully limiting even for two weeks if an infielder or outfielder is out for a couple days.

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  19. DFA DFA Aug 16,2019 4:31 pm

    Anyone going to the game on Saturday? A group of friends and I are

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  20. Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 5:30 pm

    In case A’s vs. Justin Verlander is something less than Must See TV, tonight is Bill Walton’s turn in the analyst chair on the White Sox broadcast of their game in Anaheim.

    When told of Benetti’s comment announcing “this epic, monumental and historic upcoming event of the double millennium,” Walton, found in the desert, in the middle of a massive lava flow, on his bike, on yet another hard climb said, “Whoa! The pressure is on now, but please, set your standards higher, Jason. And here I thought all along I was a trembling and exploding rainbow, morphing into a bus stop. I guess I’m going to have to reinvent myself one more time.

    “Anyway, take me out to the ballgame, put me in Coach, I’m ready to play today. California, preaching on the burning shore, California, knock, knockin’ on the golden door.”

    Tomorrow’s guest analyst is “Ken Tremendous” from Fire Joe Morgan.

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    • MikeV MikeV Aug 16,2019 6:36 pm || Up

      Tomorrow’s guest analyst is “Ken Tremendous” from Fire Joe Morgan.

      significantly more interested in that.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 6:41 pm || Up

        More interesting about baseball and television, by far. Still though I’m sure Bill could smoke him under the table and still reject his weak drives to the hoop.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 7:13 pm || Up

        me too. i’d tune in if I wasn’t out

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        • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 8:03 pm || Up

          “Any time anybody passes Jeter statistically in anything, it makes me happy.”

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 7:56 pm || Up

      Walton just asked if Leury Garcia is related to Jerry.

      He also just, in third inning, asked the play by play guy what the score is (it is 0-0).

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 8:08 pm || Up

        The White Sox scored and he blurted out “Yeah! Go Angels!”

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 8:26 pm || Up

          I might be able to handle a couple innings of that but it can definitely wait until the A’s Monday off day.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 8:29 pm || Up

            He’s talking a lot about Dr. John right now. And he just asked what the score is again.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:31 pm || Up

              Right place, wrong time.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 21,2019 4:01 pm || Up

      The play-by-play guy was on the Effectively Wild podcast, and he mentioned a particularly amusing segment in the Walton broadcast. They invited Lucas Giolito’s younger brother into the booth with them, who is currently studying theater in Wales. Walton asked the kid what high school he went to, and when he said “Harvard-Westlake,” Walton said, “oh, so you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth!”

      The kid kind of clammed up after that. After he had left the booth, Walton said, “Do you think he’s really going to be an actor? He’s so shy!”

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 7:11 pm

    I can’t hear Tanner Roark’s name without hearing Matthew McConaughey over pronouncing “Row-Ark” talking to Sandra Bullock in “A Time To Kill.”

    There is something wrong with me.

  22. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 7:12 pm

    Joseph seems more than capable of throwing the ball to first. That’s really all I need at this point.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 7:27 pm

    The fake stirrups look ridiculous on Roark.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 7:31 pm || Up

      I am ok with them. I also like the charcoal diamond back jersey

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  24. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 7:35 pm

    There’s just no way that doesn’t go out if KD was healthy.

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:01 pm

    Verlander looks unhittable. I literally cannot picture one of the A’s getting a hit.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 8:13 pm

    Roark does not have a lot of short at-bats. Lots of foul balls. Verlander doesn’t seem able to retire anybody on fewer than 3 pitches either though.

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  27. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 8:21 pm

    Damn that 2-0 pitch was perfect to hit.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 8:26 pm || Up

      I 1000% percent thought that was gone.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 8:28 pm || Up

        sound off and yeah. the way verlander jumped too

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  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:27 pm

    Let’s hope that glimpse of vulnerability is a sign of things to come. Both Semien and Olsen’s balls were way gone yesterday. And Chapman’s 2-0 pitch was quite hittable,

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:29 pm

    ptbnl sighting. Wearing white pants at the ballpark, a far braver man than I.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Aug 17,2019 8:40 am || Up

      With a burrito too – but I got away with it.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  30. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 8:39 pm

    Damnit, now I’m invested in winning this game.

  31. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 8:46 pm

    double play?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 8:49 pm

    we are missing laureano

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 8:50 pm || Up

      Yeah he catches Brantley’s drive. I think Pinder does too.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:52 pm || Up

        Ramon is awesome and we’re obviously better if he’s back, but I’ve seen him miss nearly that exact catch at the wall more than once this year.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 10:46 am || Up

        We’re missing his bat much more than his defense.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:51 pm || Up

      Hard to say Ramon would’ve hauled in Brantley’s double. And Canha just gunned out Guriel at 2nd.

      "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 Aug 16,2019 8:55 pm

    The only way to score off of Verlander is homers, so good thing we do homers.

  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 8:56 pm

    You know after you homer wasn’t pound town the previous stop?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 9:01 pm

    I don’t now if Petit or Hendriks are available after pitching 2 days in a row cause of the Soria fiasco…this could get interesting.

  36. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 9:36 pm

    Verlander: ND

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 9:53 pm

    They have to win here. Steal a win and keep the dregs of the bullpen from facing the top of the order again.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 10:05 pm || Up

      soria!

      At least osuna threw a lot of pitches

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  38. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 16,2019 10:12 pm

    walk bregman

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  39. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:13 pm

    Cant give them extra outs.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:13 pm

    Especially with a gassed Soria out there and a gas can Trivino warming up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 10:20 pm

    The A’s JV bullpen team has pitched great tonight.

    Very thoughtful of the ump to expand his strike zone for Soria in the 10th.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 10:21 pm

    The strike two to Altuve was unimaginably bad. I don’t know that one could be missed.

  43. Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 10:22 pm

    That was quite a battle for survival. Bob doesn’t have any good options after the bottom of the 10th though.

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  44. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:22 pm

    FSU: they got their Verlander notes mixed up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:35 pm

    Tonight’s guest star: 2018 Sweet Lou.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  46. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:44 pm

    We’re starting to get to the dregs of their bullpen.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 10:51 pm

    I don’t know who those guys in green out of the bullpen are but I sure hope they’re here to stay.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 10:52 pm

    I feel like the long suffering fireworks night crowd deserves some pie now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 10:56 pm

    The contact play, really?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 10:59 pm

    We lead the league in guys out at the plate on contact plays.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  51. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 11:01 pm

    They’re so so bad at scoring outside the home run.

    • lenscrafters Aug 17,2019 3:04 pm || Up

      I’m enjoying the A’s taking me to task for this comment yesterday.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 17,2019 3:06 pm || Up

        It’s the Bizzaro A’s

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 4:43 pm || Up

        Korach said that “the A’s are hitterish today.”

  52. DFA DFA Aug 16,2019 11:01 pm

    If you are going to run a contact play why dont you have a squeeze to the vacated right side?

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  53. Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 11:02 pm

    Sadly, it occurred to me there that maybe Profar could have pinch-hit for Khris rather than pinch-run for him.

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      They just showed Liam Hendriks with a bat in his hand, presumably for when Profar’s spot rolls around in the 15th.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 11:11 pm || Up

        Let’s get Brett up 1st pls.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • DFA DFA Aug 16,2019 11:40 pm || Up

      I don’t know why they think Corbin Joseph is the answer at 2nd.

      Nor why they think that Piscotti shouldn’t be benched if they are going to bench profar.

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 10:50 am || Up

        I don’t think anyone considers Joseph “the answer” at second, but he’s worth a try as a stopgap platoon guy.

        There’s definitely a case for benching Piscotty for Pinder, but I can see why they want to give Piscotty a chance to heat up like he did last season. When Laureano comes back, though, then there’s no choice but to bench him if he is still struggling.

  54. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 11:08 pm

    Dealer: Trivino just got you to 20
    BoMel: hit me

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 11:12 pm || Up

      21!

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  55. MikeV MikeV Aug 16,2019 11:09 pm

    this is still on?

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 16,2019 11:13 pm

    This game HAS to be won for Lou.

  57. lenscrafters Aug 16,2019 11:21 pm

    Thank god

  58. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 11:21 pm

    Won it for Lou!!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  59. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 16,2019 11:21 pm

    Whoo hoo!

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  60. Soaker Soaker Aug 16,2019 11:23 pm

    Against a lot of odds, that was worth the wait. Enjoy some K-Pop, ptbnl.

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  61. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 16,2019 11:35 pm

    The cruel twist will be after his 3 best innings of the year they will then send Trivino down to get an extra arm for tomorrow.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2019 7:05 am || Up

      I am ok with that

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 9:49 am || Up

        No way this happens. I think beaneforst have learned they can’t so brutally clinical in their roster management, the A’s roster seem to like Lou a lot. I can’t imagine Melvin would get on board with it either.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 10:47 am || Up

          I said after that Cubs debacle that they couldn’t keep sending him out to get clobbered and it was Vegas time. They didn’t send him to Vegas but Bob didn’t keep running him out either as last night was his first appearance since then. This was the most positive thing that has happened to Lou since April and the price of making it a fully constructive experience is being down two righthanders in the bullpen today and probably tomorrow.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 10:52 am || Up

            Lou’s lengthy performances like last night and in the wild card game sometimes make me wonder if he couldn’t be a good starter.

  62. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2019 8:17 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. ptbnl Aug 17,2019 8:49 am

    Fun game – including bumping into salb on the field – but Davis just looks completely lost out there.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2019 11:50 am

    Global warming is not going to be helped by the takes from the end of city-tottenham

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 11:54 am || Up

      That felt like one of those overturns because the foot was off the bag for a split second in super-slo-mo only. Technically correct but I still don’t like it.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2019 12:25 pm || Up

        but so much more consequential

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • MikeV MikeV Aug 18,2019 6:36 pm || Up

        IMO, it shouldn’t have been overturned. It doesn’t meet the “CLEAR AND OBVIOUS ERROR” definition — if you have to look at multiple angles in multiple slow motion instances, it is not a CLEAR AND OBVIOUS mistake and whatever the call on the field was should stand.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • ptbnl Aug 18,2019 8:18 pm || Up

          I don’t mind VAR per se, but the new handball rules are ridiculous. The European Cup final and the Women’s World Cup were both much the worse for them.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • MikeV MikeV Aug 18,2019 10:28 pm || Up

            The WWC was refereed poorly because the majority of refs were vastly inexperienced with matches on that big of a stage.

            The huge push for female refs in the WWC was all well and good, but they did an absolute shit job at getting them into high level matches BEFORE the tournament so they wouldn’t be so bad during it.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

      • AV AV Aug 18,2019 9:12 pm || Up

        it’s a weird problem, superseeing.

        https://slate.com/culture/2019/04/davide-moretti-finger-ncaa-instant-replay.html

        (pesca focuses on the unfairness, in baseketball, of the percentage of time when this is available to refs.)

        but the problem i’m seeing is that you can’t back down from superseeing — without changing or adding rules. if the point of this tech is to get the call the rightest possible, once you supersee a call one way, you can’t mitigate it with well-in-the-real-world-that’d-be-invisible-so… let’s go with our original hunch.

        because that’s gonna be taken as hella fishy by the fans. well, by the ones on the wrong side of the call.

        so i wonder what they’re going to do, and what sport it’ll start in.

        maybe it’s, you supersee to find out what happened, but then you slow it down incrimentally, and if at, say x2 slomo or x3 or whatever arbitrary amount it is, you can’t see *how* even when you already know *what* then the call will always go to the _____ .

        (probably the defense, right?)

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Aug 18,2019 9:19 pm || Up

          wait. can’t remember. and the episode summaries are too brief.

          did “against the rules” have an episode on this?

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • sslinger Aug 19,2019 9:54 am || Up

            I don’t think so, really only the first episode was about sports, and mostly focused on basketball.

            • AV AV Aug 19,2019 1:07 pm || Up

              yeah, i might be conflating because of that baseketball one.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • sslinger Aug 19,2019 10:01 am || Up

          My first reaction was “wait, Virginia played Texas Tech in the NCAA basketball championship game?”

  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 12:26 pm

    Phil Cuzzi’s crew just threw out half of the Yankees dugout for mildly complaining about a missed strike call.

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 1:05 pm

    Why does Houston get a local broadcast of this game and we don’t?

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 1:29 pm || Up

      FS1 games are non-exclusive; that’s a choice by Comcast not to compete with them today. Tuesday and Wednesday are ESPN non-exclusives but Comcast isn’t skipping a Yankees game.

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      • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 1:54 pm || Up

        On the ESPN games, which are their midweek MLB games because they are showing the Little League World Series in the earlier time slot: ESPN can compete with the local RSN on the midweek games a certain number of times per year per team, but above that limit the games are exclusive to the RSN. Obviously they hit that limit with the Yankees and don’t come close with the A’s, so Oakland gets both telecasts while the games are only on YES in New York.

        Additionally, on Tuesday, August 20, and Wednesday, August 21, the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge will visit the Oakland Athletics. Both games are at 10 p.m. on ESPN following the Little League World Series. Jon “Boog” Sciambi and analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Eduardo Perez will call the action. The telecast will be subject to local blackout restrictions in the New York market.

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  67. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 17,2019 1:23 pm

    Why is it always too hot for the hound?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 1:25 pm

    Someone tell Bassitt it’s not actually hot today.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 1:26 pm || Up

      “Bassitt”: it’s English for “tedious”.

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  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 1:25 pm

    Nice to see Bassitt not crumble when the ump missed a perfect inning-ending strike three there.

  70. lenscrafters Aug 17,2019 1:48 pm

    Why does Piscotty always swing at that crap? It’s so embarrassingly reminiscent of Crosby.

  71. Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 1:58 pm

    This is going to be a Long Wang day.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 2:19 pm || Up

      Also for whoever is Houston’s Wang.

  72. lenscrafters Aug 17,2019 2:18 pm

    This is good.

  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 2:34 pm

    Kind of disappointing to only get five there.

  74. Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 2:42 pm

    Through that last feeble 6-3 groundout Khris OPS is .676 full season and .503 post All Star Break.

    Butler 2015: .713
    Butler 2016: .733
    Profar 2019: .651, but .771 righthanded

    It’s bad.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 3:00 pm || Up

      It’s gotta be an injury. Guys who have established a solid baseline of success just don’t fall off that precipitously otherwise.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 17,2019 3:03 pm || Up

        It will come out during the offseason that he was dealing with XXX and couldn’t YYY but wanted to stay out there and contribute to the team. Let’s hope he’s in the Best Shape Of His Life in February.

        Khris is .816 vs. LHP, .632 vs. RHP so still better than Profar but he’s closing ground.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:15 pm || Up

          I’m convinced that he rushed back from the DL and is hiding continuing nagging hip issues because he doesn’t want to sit out after signing an extension. Which stinks, because his best chance of living up to the contract is to properly heal now.

        • lenscrafters Aug 17,2019 4:30 pm || Up

          There are two guys in AAA having Corban Joseph like production, and I think it makes sense to give one of them a shot at DH. They’re both lefty so it would help with lineup balance as well. The problem is the lack of 40 man roster space.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 4:40 pm || Up

            Assuming that the Anderson, Blackburn, and Wang 40-man spots are for Manaea, Puk, and Luzardo….a Profar DFA starts to sound like a real possibility. If he is rooted to the bench now, and likely will be non-tendered, why keep him at all?

            I’m assuming they like Martini’s ability to get on base against righties too much to let him go right now, and that they think they can get something for Fowler in the offseason.

            A subtle problem with talented but perpetually injured pitching prospects like Kaprielian and Holmes is that they start clogging the roster before they are near ready to contribute.

            • lenscrafters Aug 18,2019 1:43 pm || Up

              A Profar DFA sounds a lot better than Profar starting at DH.

              • Soaker Soaker Aug 18,2019 1:45 pm || Up

                Ten years from now I’m going to be looking up something about the 2019 A’s on B-R, see that Profar was in the starting lineup one day as the DH and wonder “what the hell ever made Bob think that was a good idea?”.

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                • sslinger Aug 19,2019 10:04 am || Up

                  They interviewed Profar’s kid brother last night on the telecast from the LLWS, the third of the Profar brothers to play in it.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 10:14 am || Up

                There is a note in The Athletic today that Profar is seeing more first-pitch strikes (60%) than any other qualified hitter in baseball, and that he has swung at only 6.8 percent of them. Greinke’s first pitch to him yesterday was a batting practice fastball right down the middle, and he took it.

                • dmoas Aug 19,2019 11:19 am || Up

                  So in other words, if they give you a fucking meatball, eat the damn thing.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 10:34 am || Up

      He gets the day off today, and we get Profar.

  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:01 pm

    Important to punish teams for hitting Chapman. Nice.

  76. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 3:05 pm

    It’s crazy how different each of these first three games has been. Slugfest, pitchers duel with extra innings, and now a single-thon. What might tomorrow hold?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  77. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 17,2019 3:08 pm

    Tomorrow all steals and catcher’s interference.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:14 pm

    I’m impressed that Bassitt managed to eat six innings today after how the first one went. Much needed.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:47 pm

    Piscotty may need to rethink his sliding technique.

  80. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 17,2019 3:48 pm

    Dont like that Piscotty pull put 1 bit. Laureano needs to start running fast.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  81. lenscrafters Aug 17,2019 3:51 pm

    Buchter is pointless.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:53 pm || Up

      I’ll cut him some slack here. Alvarez is a monster.

  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 3:59 pm

    I have trouble remembering that Joe Smith, Will Smith, and Will Harris are three different guys.

  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 4:11 pm

    Almost never in doubt, amazingly enough.

  84. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 4:12 pm

    That’s as impressive a three game stretch as the A’s have put together all season.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  85. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 17,2019 4:13 pm

    We got through verlander, Cole is injured, Miley went before the series, great we can sweep, who they got tomorrow? Bullpen game?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 4:15 pm || Up

      We eked one out over Greinke last year on a Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. No reason that can’t happen again.

  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 6:16 pm

    The Rays haven’t scored in 28 innings. Currently heading to the 12th inning tied 0-0 with the Tigers after blowing a bases loaded, one out situation in the 11th.

  87. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 17,2019 6:50 pm

    We really should have traded for Sogard.

  88. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 17,2019 7:55 pm

    Tuned in for s bit of the Nats-Brewers game in time to see Doolittle give up homer-homer-double-homer, And then remain on the mound.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  89. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2019 8:58 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 9:28 am || Up

      That sounds bad.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 18,2019 10:05 am || Up

        Right? How has this never been mentioned before? Ive been clamoring to get hom up here but if he cant throw a pitch at all due to “discomfort “? Id almost prefer AZ and 2020.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • dmoas Aug 18,2019 10:15 am || Up

        Well, it’s not great, but if it’s only happening on the change-up, it may not be that scary. I’d like to know more about why though.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 10:49 am || Up

          Yeah, weird for the change to bother him and not the more torque-y slider or curve. Suggests something about the way he tries to maintain same look to his arm motion on the change release. Plenty of time to work on that in spring 2020.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • dmoas Aug 18,2019 12:23 pm || Up

            It’d be good to get him an expert in the off season to review what muscles/tendons are being misused when throwing it. I’m sure however he’s doing is causing damage and it would be nice to be able to keep an eye out for it in case other pitches may be influenced it (albeit not severely enough to cause pain).

  90. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 18,2019 10:08 am

    Was there ever any official word on Murphy? I remember he was supposed to get an MRI or something but that was the last I heard. Assuming that means bad enough that spring training is the earliest we see him again.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Aug 18,2019 10:23 am || Up

      He’s played two rehab games in the AZL, including one last night.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 10:25 am || Up

      I believe he has been rehabbing in the Arizona rookie league.

  91. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 1:02 pm

    Looks like Cotroneo on the TV call today with Glen Kuiper off mourning his father.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 1:09 pm || Up

      Condolences to the Kuiper clan. I was about to freak out over the creeping reach of Vince

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2019 1:18 pm || Up

        i like vince on tv

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 2:21 pm || Up

          Well he’s certainly better when one is not dependent on him to describe events as they happen. And Fosse on radio as I drove around just now makes it a double loss.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Aug 18,2019 1:26 pm || Up

        I figured Ed had sent a letter to Dave Kaval or something.

        TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 1:13 pm || Up

      Wow was that a bad send by the Houston 3B coach. Would’ve been bases loaded one out.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 1:14 pm || Up

        Terrible. Maybe he was assuming Bregman’s bat would save him.

        It looks to me like Altuve is not moving as well as usual.

  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 1:10 pm

    Anderson may have thrown that ball into the bullpen, but at least he survived the play.

  93. lenscrafters Aug 18,2019 1:15 pm

    The Tigers fucking suck and are a joke of an organization.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 18,2019 1:29 pm || Up

      I wasn’t watching to see what happened at the end today, but going into the series expected wins for the Tigers at the Trop would have been <1 so you take what you can get.

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  94. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 1:18 pm

    It’s been some years since I heard anything about Greinke’s depression/anxiety issues, and hopefully treatment has helped him. That said I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with a facial expression that didn’t say “I wish I was somewhere else right now.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 18,2019 1:33 pm || Up

      He got traded from an income tax state to a no income tax state, though, so he’s been carrying that warm fuzzy feeling around the last few weeks.

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  95. lenscrafters Aug 18,2019 1:37 pm

    Does Phegley even try to frame pitches?

  96. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 1:43 pm

    Greinke looked about 14 in that debut footage.

  97. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 1:59 pm

    Pay that man.

  98. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 18,2019 2:16 pm

    Rat farts

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 2:18 pm

    Perhaps not the ideal 0-2 pitch.

  100. lenscrafters Aug 18,2019 2:33 pm

    The Astros are just too good against lefties and Brett really wasn’t pitching that well even before the homer.

  101. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 18,2019 2:43 pm

    Good Lou coming back may be the best thing to come out of this series. And that us saying something.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  102. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 2:53 pm

    Not many pitchers have made Canha look lost this year. Greinke certainly has.

  103. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 18,2019 3:08 pm

    Vince lapsing into a classic Verlander hagiography for the TV crowd.

  104. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 3:09 pm

    Vince takes the opportunity to force his anti-cycle take onto the TV air. He wants it to be his thing.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  105. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2019 4:31 pm

    About two more wins than I thought we’d get this series. Enjoy the off day boys.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Aug 18,2019 4:50 pm || Up

      And by the end of today’s game I had 15 gallons kegged, so at least there’s that.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 19,2019 5:55 pm || Up

      And it looks like the A’s will gain a game on the Rays over the first four games of this comparative disadvantage in the schedule (barring a Mariners calamity which can never be ruled out).

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  106. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 9:43 am

    Puk up.

    • DFA DFA Aug 19,2019 10:26 am || Up

      wonder who goes down… wang?

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2019 10:27 am || Up

        Puk up, wang out

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 10:32 am || Up

        Anderson out with blister maybe?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 2:22 pm || Up

    • MikeV MikeV Aug 19,2019 11:00 am || Up

      Like an ace something something

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  107. andeux andeux Aug 19,2019 1:47 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 2:01 pm || Up

      IANACL, but I can’t imagine the witness ID not getting thrown out. And the testimony from the “forensic criminalist” that he does this all the time for the police sure seems like it could open up a lot of closed cases.

      • dmoas Aug 19,2019 3:49 pm || Up

        They should all be fired and charged with obstruction.

        Ridiculous counterpoint, what would happened if it were discovered (or even argued) that the suspect intentionally used makeup to hide his facial tattoos for this very purpose?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2019 4:29 pm || Up

        IAACL, digitally altering a mugshot is common. I have never seen it for the target of the investigation. Building a good “six pack” is tough and they need to put in people that meet the description. to that end, filler pictures are altered.

        This is completely fucked up and like GM says could be upheld for the reasons stated by the prosecutor. “goes to the weight, not the admissibility” is the song and dance i get from judges on these types of issues.

        That said there are many experts and the leading ones are in Seattle. I’ve used one.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  108. MikeV MikeV Aug 19,2019 2:21 pm

    I didn’t go all the way to 85-inch Livermore Class

    be a whole lot cooler if you did

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  109. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 2:25 pm
  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 3:41 pm

    • dmoas Aug 19,2019 3:53 pm || Up

      No idea what I’m looking at.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2019 3:55 pm || Up

        Giant container ship making what must be a 500-point turn in front of where our new ballpark is going.

        • AV AV Aug 19,2019 7:44 pm || Up

          if you’re not kidding about the point-turn, they just go clockwise with tugs.

          1500 ft basin, ~1300 ft ship, it’s like the empire state building went for a swim.

          it’s fun to watch.

          everything i know about this, including the obvious (that ships are getting bigger, the turning basin can’t, and the port’s mission is to keep up with the big ships before they stop coming) i learned last friday, when on the port’s harbor tour.

          should have asked the obvious question, why they have to bring ships into the channel to turn them. it seems there’s 1500ft-plus of non-land area in the bay itself.

          i would rec the tour, if you don’t mind a little longshore pro-port propaganda, you’re into container spotting, and didn’t plan ahead to get on east bay yesterday’s much more promising tour.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Aug 19,2019 7:54 pm || Up

            also, i want to change careers and work on a tugboat.

            the innuendos just write themselves.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  111. ptbnl Aug 20,2019 8:22 am

    Whose idea was an online system that doesn’t allow a youth clipper card to be associated with an adult account? I can have any number of cards in my name, but every child has to have a separate account.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 20,2019 9:11 am || Up

      Why are you trying to track where a little girl goes?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Aug 20,2019 9:13 am || Up

        I’m just trying to make sure she has money on her card to get there!

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • DFA DFA Aug 22,2019 9:40 am || Up

      The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and organization whose corrupt chicanery is singularly matched by their incompetence

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  112. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2019 1:37 pm

  113. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2019 1:48 pm

    Currently appearing in my A’s Access special offer section are options to buy a full posteason strip, or individual tickets for (1) a tiebreaker game, (2) the division series, (3) the ALCS, or (4) the World Series. No wild card game.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2019 2:53 pm || Up

      That’s weird. A glitch? Hosting a WC game is a more probable than a home tiebreaker (I think), let alone a World Series game. And since you don’t pay until the A’s actually advance it no longer benefits the team to sell you unlikely future round games

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 21,2019 5:44 am || Up

        better head to head with cle and tb, yeah?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 21,2019 6:10 am || Up

          And Minny. We’d host a tiebreaker for the 2WC against anyone but Boston.

  114. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2019 2:07 pm
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 20,2019 3:00 pm || Up

      Did they get told they’re being booted from their Sec. 126 stand after this season?

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    • ptbnl Aug 20,2019 4:23 pm || Up

      When I saw that on tap at the Dealership recently I was asking about the yeast, figuring it might be include one of the engineered variants that produces something other than alcohol as the by-product, but in typical Dealership fashion no-one there knew anything about it.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2019 4:24 pm || Up

        something other than alcohol

        Like what?

        • ptbnl Aug 21,2019 12:14 pm || Up

          There are certainly GE yeasts now that produce stevia and vanillin, though the holy grail is THC.

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

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