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Angels at Athletics 196

September pennant run starts…right after Trout finishes rounding the bases.

196 thoughts on “Angels at Athletics

  1. andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 7:49 pm

    A’s looked pretty flat in the first inning and a half.
    Now turning it around thanks to Angels miscues on the bases and in the field.

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  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 7:50 pm

    Rare fielding screw up by Calhoun gives us a run.

    Seth Brown wondering if Soaker still thinks he’s a flash in the pan.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 3,2019 8:24 pm || Up

      I said 10 games, or days. This is Game 8/Day 9, so I’ll stick with my prediction that he will make a quick turn on to

      In truth I turned on the TV a few minutes ago after returning from Oregon and I haven’t seen him at all except for that first 19-4 game. So I have no clue. On that homeward trip I did not drive on Brown Material Road but I did pass a whole lot of dust-coated RVs with bicycles strapped everywhere they will fit.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 8:28 pm || Up

        the city was so nice this weekend

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        • ptbnl Sep 4,2019 7:35 am || Up

          North Oakland to The Riptide in 20 minutes on Sunday night!

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 8:05 am || Up

            That’s incredible. Also, you were down the street from me.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 8:28 pm || Up

        Can report same RVs now clogging our roads

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  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 7:55 pm

    Nationals beat the Mets 11-10 thanks to a three-run Kurt Suzuki walkoff homer to cap a seven-run ninth, after the Mets had scored five in the top half.

  4. lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 7:58 pm

    The Angels are bad but I’m worried Fiers is going to out-bad them today.

    • lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 8:07 pm || Up

      Simmons really giving everyone a run for their money though.

      • andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 8:08 pm || Up

        Maybe Semien can give him some fielding tips.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 8:07 pm || Up

      Angels are pretty bad

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

      Naw, we can outslug Fiers’ suck tonight.

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      • lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 8:37 pm || Up

        Well they’re certainly putting this theory to the test.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 9:06 pm || Up

          Call it a wash. Now it’s a bullpen test [hides in bathroom]

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  5. andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 8:09 pm

    The woman wearing the “Pound Town” jersey needs to think about her life choices.

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  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 8:11 pm

    I like Bayrouti.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 8:14 pm || Up

      he is smooth. I like him. I like most of the replacements

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  7. andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 8:12 pm

    Rays managed to split their doubleheader with Baltimore.
    Cleveland lost to the ChiSox.

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  8. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 8:46 pm

    treinen for the 6th?

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  9. lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 8:47 pm

    Treinen’s up but this is a game where you almost have to find a way to work in Puk. His usage has been baffling.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 8:53 pm || Up

      Fletcher trout and ohtani in the 8th sound low pressure

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  10. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 3,2019 9:02 pm

    Jesus. Im almost glad I cant see this. 1 bullpen arm needs to have consecutive good games

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 9:03 pm

    One one hand, at least all the many homers our pitchers have been coughing up over the last three games have been solos. On the other hand, it’s annoying as hell.

  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 9:05 pm

    Man that outing was awful Blake

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  13. lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 9:06 pm

    They’ve gotta get creative and do something about this shit. There’s just too few games left to keep trying the Treinen and Trivino well hoping they’ll figure it out.

    Luzardo is ready, Bassitt can be moved to the pen, Puk can be given a real shot…it just feels like there’s a lack of urgency here.

    • MikeV MikeV Sep 3,2019 10:25 pm || Up

      Puk has got to be one of the dumbest callups I can remember.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 10:30 pm || Up

        At this point I’m starting to wonder if they are hiding an injury. He hasn’t pitched in eight days, despite two opportunities with 4+ run leads where he was rested and the rest of the pen wasn’t.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 10:54 pm || Up

          I think Melvin just fundamentally doesn’t trust rookie pitchers

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          • vignette17 Sep 4,2019 10:01 am || Up

            Well, that’s not quite true. He threw rookie Puk into two big situations immediately. The problem is Puk failed in his first two tests. And now Melvin doesn’t trust him at all.

            The A’s need a couple games with big leads and Puk needs to perform well in those games. I’m more upset that Murphy hasn’t played yet.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 4,2019 11:44 am || Up

              Melvin says Murphy will start today or tomorrow vs one of LAA’s lefty starters.

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            • dmoas Sep 4,2019 11:22 pm || Up

              Didn’t they have a couple of games with big leads and he didn’t use him?

        • andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 6:53 pm || Up

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 11:16 am || Up

            He’s probably been waiting for a game where the A’s are behind when the starter gets knocked out. There hasn’t been one of those since Puk’s call up.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 1:00 pm || Up

              Like today, for instance

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              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 2:00 pm || Up

                Puk! Puk! Puk! We want A.J.!

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                • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 2:03 pm || Up

                  Yup, we’re getting Puk’d today.

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  14. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 3,2019 9:10 pm

    Vegas needs to get swept so we can just throw bodies at this train wreck.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. Soaker Soaker Sep 3,2019 9:16 pm

    Petit has had a hell of a season but it looks like this will be his third straight season with 90 IP out of the bullpen. I’m dubious about what kind of performance the A’s will get for $5.5M in 2020.

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  16. andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 9:22 pm

    Triples machine.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 3,2019 9:33 pm || Up

      The record book says there have only been 11 2-triples games in Oakland A’s history entering this season and I’ll bet almost all of them were on the road. The book doesn’t list them all, just the last one (July 26, 2018, Matt Chapman at Arlington).

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 9:41 pm || Up

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 3,2019 9:43 pm || Up

          I checked Rickey’s record and he never had a 2 triples game in his career, with the A’s or anyone else.

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  17. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 3,2019 9:27 pm

    SB&HBoR!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. mikeA Sep 3,2019 9:29 pm

    This kid is really doing a heckuva job.

  19. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 9:39 pm

    this is ridiculous.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 9:43 pm || Up

      It’s a joke that two umpires didn’t know the count for sure enough to tell Ausmus to get the FK back into the dugout.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 9:56 pm || Up

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  20. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 9:42 pm

    Scioscia should be fined and suspended and outs should be given for that dumb display of losing track of the count.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 10:06 pm || Up

      Scioscia has gotten a lot more handsome.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 4,2019 6:15 am || Up

        I thought ausmus would just have a little conversation then leave. that was lame

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 9:59 pm

    upton has a home run and a walk today

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  22. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 3,2019 10:02 pm

    Im so triggered by this pen I want to leave in Spria to maybe save a few pitches from Hendriks.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. Soaker Soaker Sep 3,2019 10:13 pm

    Pissed-off Aussie not FKing around tonight.

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  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 10:29 pm

    Nice win, fellows!

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  25. andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 11:32 am

    With Burfict, Incognito, and Antonio Brown, the over-under for murders committed by Oakland Raiders this year is 1.5.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 4,2019 1:31 pm || Up

      They had a logical first victim in Nathan Peterman, but the Raiders put him on IR to start the season.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 4,2019 2:10 pm || Up

      They could murder Mark Davis on the Coliseum 50 yard line during the coin flip and no Oakland jury would convict them.

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  26. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 4,2019 1:46 pm
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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 2:20 pm || Up

      She didn’t remember any of the guys!

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 4,2019 2:15 pm

    Ramon back Friday-ish. Piscotty not doing any baseball activity yet. Luzardo pitching Friday in PCL playoffs.
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/athletics/article/A-s-outfielder-Ramon-Laureano-could-rejoin-14411688.php#

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  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 6:57 pm

    Hard to see this little Argentinian fellow taking a set from Nadal.

    • sslinger Sep 4,2019 8:26 pm || Up

      Man, he sure did give him a scare in the first though.

      • sslinger Sep 4,2019 9:47 pm || Up

        The second too, but just didn’t have enough to derail Rafa. The Berrettini match earlier against Monfils was super entertaining, but I can’t see him beating Rafa. If Medvedev beats Dimitrov, a final against Nadal could be fantastic.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 7:03 pm

    Murphy time

  30. MikeV MikeV Sep 4,2019 7:20 pm

    I fking CAN NOT STAND that the nbc streaming app will show like 2 seconds of the game before going to a non skippable advertisement and then back to the game.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 7:40 pm

    Really need Laureano back against lefties. Pinder and Profar in the corners isn’t gonna get it done.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 7:56 pm

    A couple of nervous moments blocking balls, but no issues with the pitch framing so far.

    • andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 8:06 pm || Up

      He did set off the #CIalarm

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 9:52 am || Up
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  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 8:09 pm

    I don’t accept this fake news that the A’s are behind Cleveland and Tampa Bay. We have fewer losses than both of them.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 4,2019 9:30 pm || Up

      tampa having played FOUR MORE GAMES

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 5,2019 8:59 am || Up

        That is extra weird because we started a week before everyone else.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Sep 5,2019 9:59 am || Up

          Not only did we play the two in Tokyo, but then the real season started with 18 straight, so we were at least 3 or 4 games ahead of everyone except the Mariners at that point.

          Now we get another 16 straight (plus the suspended game in there).

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 12:15 pm || Up

            While Tampa gets three off days in the last two weeks

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  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 8:22 pm

    Why did they pull the kid? I’m happy to see him out, but this is some Spring Training nonsense.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 12:40 pm || Up

      Lame

      Sandoval was pulled after just 3-1/3 innings and 52 pitches in the Angels’ 4-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Wednesday night, a sign of what is to come over the season’s final four weeks for the 22-year-old rookie.

      Manager Brad Ausmus explained afterward that the Angels want to reduce Sandoval’s workload enough that he can make it to the end of his first season pitching through September….

      Asked why not just have him pitch deeper into games, but then shut him down before the end of the season, Ausmus said the Angels believe it’s better that he gets acclimated to working all the way to the end of the season.

      If you’re going to shorten his starts, whatever, but making a pitching change in the middle of the fourth inning of a 1-0 game for a guy who isn’t hurt makes a mockery of the competition.

  35. andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 8:36 pm

    Murphy!

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  36. lenscrafters Sep 4,2019 8:36 pm

    Good, we don’t need to see Phegley ever again.

  37. lenscrafters Sep 4,2019 8:51 pm

    So…Puk next inning?

    • andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 8:53 pm || Up

      Yes please.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 8:57 pm || Up

      Petit up. Looks like he’s just starting to stretch, so Roark probably staying in.

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  38. Soaker Soaker Sep 4,2019 8:54 pm

    Coco said he “never came close to scoring 100 runs” and I thought that can’t be right, he must not know the back of his own baseball card very well, but looking it up 93 was his high (2013 A’s) and he never had another season above 86.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 12:57 pm || Up

      I will not doubt Coco’s knowledge of his career stats again. He knows he had 5 HBP in his career (in 6627 PA).

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  39. ptbnl Sep 4,2019 8:54 pm

    Gameday shows 4 straight balls to KD before the groundout – how bad were the first 2?

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  40. lenscrafters Sep 4,2019 9:14 pm

    Pretty obvious that Profar’s best position is in the OF.

    • MikeV MikeV Sep 4,2019 9:16 pm || Up

      lot less throwing.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 9:19 pm

    Surely Puk for the ninth. Surely.

    • andeux andeux Sep 4,2019 9:20 pm || Up

      Soria only threw 10 pitches; I’d think they’d just stick with him.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 4,2019 9:22 pm || Up

      If they score here, it’s Puk. Otherwise it’s Hendriks. Bob has always managed a 4 run lead like he does if it’s a save situation.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 4,2019 9:26 pm || Up

        True. One odd thing with Hendriks is that we know he’s pitching on Friday because he’s already in that game.

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        • lenscrafters Sep 4,2019 9:38 pm || Up

          There’s times I’ve wondered if this type of overuse has had some kind of effect on the bullpen collapses in the 2012-14 playoff games.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2019 9:40 pm || Up

            I don’t wonder at all. I’m certain of it.

          • mikeA Sep 4,2019 9:55 pm || Up

            I don’t think the A’s bullpen was unusually overused then or now, and the bullpen was overall pretty average, maybe slightly below, in those postseasons.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 9:33 pm || Up

          It doesn’t seem right that Hendriks is already in that game when he didn’t get to face a batter yet.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 10:08 pm || Up

            I didn’t seem right as it happened either.

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          • mikeA Sep 5,2019 10:41 pm || Up

            2-2 count.

          • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:45 am || Up

            The Tigers’ current pitcher, Victor Alcantara, was optioned to Toledo, and he’s on the 40-man roster but wasn’t included in the September call-ups.

            The Tigers have to replace him and four of the guys currently in the lineup (Goodrum and Jones on IL, Castellanos traded, Harrison released). Somebody will inherit Harrison’s 2-2 count. A’s just have to replace Piscotty and Hundley, but Phegley and Grossman have already played and been removed.

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            • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:51 am || Up

              Harrison also has a chance to add a strikeout to his batting totals a month after being released.

              9.15 (b) When a batter leaves the game with two strikes against him, and the substitute batter completes a strikeout, the official scorer shall charge the strikeout and the time at bat to the first batter. If the substitute batter completes the turn at bat in any other manner, including a base on balls, the official scorer shall score the action as having been that of the substitute batter.

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              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:43 am || Up

                I’m startled by Josh Harrison being released. He used to be good.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 8:55 am || Up

              Melvin also said he’s going to replace Laureano even though he will start the nightcap. Canha is still available, so he slots into CF, and Pinder should slide over to right.

              Whether Brown plays left, or Neuse comes in to bump Profar to left, may depend on whether Gardenhire announces who is pitching the 8th before the Tigers bat in the 7th.

              Due up for the A’s in the 8th are Laureano’s spot, Hundley’s spot, and Semien, so Melvin has some options with the triple-switch.

              • dmoas Sep 6,2019 9:32 am || Up

                I know I was joking before, but that’s kind of funny that my “between the make up game and the real game” as his return being correct amuses me.

              • andeux andeux Sep 6,2019 1:35 pm || Up

                Canha in for Laureano, Murphy for Hundley, and Neuse for Piscotty (with Profar and Pinder changing positions) as predicted.

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                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 1:39 pm || Up

                  So Murphy probably has one chance to still have homered in his debut. Neuse may or may not get to bat in his debut (he’s due up 7th)

                • andeux andeux Sep 6,2019 1:49 pm || Up

                  Anyone have a copy of Dr Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveller’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations?

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 4,2019 9:31 pm || Up

        it better not be

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  42. mikeA Sep 4,2019 9:38 pm

    I’m fine with Hendriks in these spots when most/all of the other likely options, other than Soria, present a high risk of two walks to lead off and then Hendriks coming in anyway.

  43. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 9:41 am

    So, Ramon comes back, platoon brown and pinder?

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    • andeux andeux Sep 5,2019 10:01 am || Up

      They’re already platooning Brown and Pinder.
      I’m not sure who will sit against RHP, out of Ramon, Canha, Brown, Grossman, and Khris.

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      • lenscrafters Sep 5,2019 10:13 am || Up

        Canha pretty much has to play right? He’s still leading the team in wRC+.

        I would go with Brown over Khris against RHPs at least until Brown shows signs of slowing down. So you have Grossman, Ramon, Canha, Brown for OF-DH against RHPs and Pinder, Ramon, Canha, KD for OF-DH against LHPs.

        There’s also the Profar problem who should be part of the OF mix as well but I think they’re going to go with Profar/Neuse platoon at 2nd.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 10:25 am || Up

          Sadly, Profar is probably a better offensive option than Pinder right now even against LHPs. I would probably choose Pinder anyway for defense.

  44. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 10:56 am

    murphy walked up to the passenger?

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 11:17 am || Up

      What is a man, deep down inside, but a raging beast with nothing to hide?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 11:19 am || Up

      I want this to be true.

      • colin colin Sep 5,2019 11:28 am || Up

        yes yes yes

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:20 pm || Up

          I wen’t back on the computer. first AB can’t tell, too much noise after profar HR. Second AB, Absolutely it is. third AB He lead off and there was too much fosse noise to tell

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 12:21 pm || Up

          The whole team should embrace a Stooges playlist. Gimme Danger would be a fantastic walkup song.

          Buchter can have No Fun.

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  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 11:26 am

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 11:31 am || Up

      6-man rotation = trying to get 7 innings out of the starters?

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:21 pm || Up

        bailey and roark will play CC sabbathia for the 2019 A’s

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  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 12:12 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:30 pm || Up

      oh no. I hope its a ploy to get rest

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:41 pm || Up

      he was out but come on marcus

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 12:45 pm || Up

        I didn’t see this one, but he has had some shaky moments out there the last few games.

  47. Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 12:43 pm

    The official scorer was rather generous in adding a hit to Pujols’ career total.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 12:51 pm || Up

      Brett’s ERA would appreciate a reconsideration of that decision. Kind of a “we’re not quite awake” inning to start.

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  48. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:47 pm

    good thing bob didn’t challenge trout being out

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  49. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:49 pm

    phegley? another lost call

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 12:50 pm || Up

      He just doesn’t receive the ball smoothly at the bottom of the zone.

  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 12:53 pm

    It might be time for Bob to have Brett send a message. This is out of control.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 12:56 pm || Up

      COCO WAS RIGHT AGAINT !! he was hit 5 times

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 1:02 pm || Up

      This is something Lou might actually be pretty good at, later in the game.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:33 pm || Up

      Getting on base the next four times is a nice message by Semien.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 3:39 pm || Up

        4-run lead now gives the A’s a free shot in the top of the 9th if they want it.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:41 pm || Up

          Diekman is easily wild enough for plausible deniability.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:01 pm

    Safe. But don’t ever do that again.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:05 pm || Up

      That was obviously a very close play, but I don’t know how you can look at those replays and confirm an out.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 1:10 pm || Up

        They didn’t confirm an out, it was “call stands”. I would have confirmed safe. The Trout play, on quick glance I thought was inconclusive and not worth a challenge of a single with one out in the top of the first.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 1:29 pm || Up

          I don’t know. I challenge the first inning with the only dangerous part of the angels line up

          i also hope MLB changes the rules to allow the manger to keep an call stands challenge.

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  52. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 1:04 pm

    wow two blown calls at first and bob got burned, I’m thinking they need a new replay guy

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  53. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 1:06 pm

    damn, coco again. first with the one head look from bard with a runner on 2nd, then the balk. he is good when he talks

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:08 pm || Up

      I caught a bit of him last night. He sounded more engaged and comfortable than he did earlier in the year.

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:23 pm

    Trout’s two homers in this series have been a bit impressive.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:25 pm || Up

      Baseballs are not supposed to go where that baseball went.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 1:46 pm || Up

        I was in the Treehouse for the first few innings on Tues, in the second off the standing counter rows, and the ball nearly reached us. Amazing power

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:52 pm || Up

          He doesn’t even look like he’s swinging that hard.

  55. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 1:23 pm

    LOL brett. asking for a new ball before trout was 5 feet out of the batters box

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 1:38 pm || Up

      Him collapsing like a house of cards on contact was also entertaining.

  56. Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 1:27 pm

    Brett is used to getting a 3-week vacation here and a month off there every year so he may be running out of gas.

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  57. lenscrafters Sep 5,2019 1:29 pm

    Even with our infield defense you’d have to figure a pitcher who strikes out < 5K/9 is probably not going to have much long term success.

  58. lenscrafters Sep 5,2019 1:49 pm

    I’m not sure what’s going on with Pinder. He seems to have stopped hitting even lefties this year.

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 2:52 pm

    Things are getting a bit Buttery here.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:02 pm || Up

      I freaking love the Angels bullpen.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 3:05 pm || Up

        A thought that hasn’t passed through Brad Ausmus’ mind in quite some time.

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  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 2:55 pm

    So how do you think the victims’ families feel now, Judge Cramer you fucking asshole?

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  61. Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 2:58 pm

    It seemed like the boys hit the snooze button a few too many times this morning but this is now looking more promising.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 3:06 pm || Up

      90 feet at a time works just fine

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  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:06 pm

    KD is 16 for 70 career with the bases loaded?? That’s remarkably bad.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:08 pm || Up

      16 for 71 now, but we’ll take it.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:10 pm || Up

        Have to say, though, I was really hoping to witness three different pitchers walking three straight batters with the bases loaded.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 3:37 pm || Up

        I have a theory. Theoretically every hitter should be better than baseline with bases loaded, since the pitcher has to throw strikes. If you’re worse, you’re a head case who psyches himself out in the most opportune situation.

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        • dmoas Sep 5,2019 3:39 pm || Up

          It’s certainly a place where you could measure “clutch.”

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:41 pm || Up

            And we know KD is susceptible to “the creature.”

      • vignette17 Sep 5,2019 6:01 pm || Up

        Pinder is 1-29 in his career with the bases juiced. (The 1 was a GS turning a 3-run deficit into a lead).

  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:22 pm

    Puk now in line for the postgame miller lite shower.

  64. Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 3:27 pm

    They somehow survived with Lou on the mound and Diekman in the bullpen.

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  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 3:39 pm

    OK this has to stop now. Whatever it takes because someone is going to get seriously hurt.

    • lenscrafters Sep 5,2019 3:41 pm || Up

      I don’t know if Diekman is accurate enough to do it.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 5,2019 3:47 pm || Up

        If it had been two out and Trout up, rather than Fletcher up with Trout on deck…

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  66. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 5,2019 3:39 pm

    The offense doing their part to allow DieBBman to come on for the 9th.

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    • MikeV MikeV Sep 5,2019 4:44 pm || Up

      DieBBman

      *like*

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      Thanks, and go As.

  67. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 5,2019 3:43 pm

    Ken trying to play the card of how resilient the A’s are after losing the game against the Yankees. I think the fact it is slegnA has a touch more to do with it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  68. lenscrafters Sep 5,2019 4:11 pm

    Rewatching the 7th, it’s pretty astounding how bad the Angels catcher was at framing pitches. There were two maybe three strike 3s he cost his reliever in the Profar at bat. It goes beyond Phegley’s level of badness – the catcher looked like he was actively trying to help the A’s.

  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 5,2019 5:38 pm

    Still trying to wrap my head around where Trout hit that ball. Crazy.

  70. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 7:28 pm

    old friend emilio pagantrying to close out the jays in the 9th with a 2 run lead

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 8:20 pm || Up

      tried to blow it, came up short. rays win

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  71. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 5,2019 7:29 pm

    perhaps with an infield of sogard, wendel and robertson

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  72. mother pucker Sep 5,2019 9:38 pm

    Feels like the Rays last 200 games have been against the Mariners, Padres, Orioles, Tigers, and Blue Jays.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 5,2019 10:10 pm || Up

      Yeah and probably those useless Boston pissants will be eliminated and not care by 9/20 when their turn comes

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:14 am || Up

        And next week we all get to play AL West teams. TB/CLE get TX/LA and we get HOU. Good times.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:18 am || Up

      And all of them at the Trop.

  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:36 am
    • dmoas Sep 6,2019 10:31 am || Up

      Another sold out season!

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 10:54 am || Up

        LOL

        Another longtime season-ticket holder, Chard Nelson of Oakland, will save less than 4% on his two tickets under the revised pricing structure. But Nelson, who attends 30 to 40 games per season, welcomed any changes to help him recoup some of his investment.

        “I used to throw tickets on Stub Hub and come close to getting what I paid,” Nelson said. “The last two or 2½ years, that just vanished. Either you can’t sell them at all, or so many others are selling them for a pittance, it’s not even worth it. That market just dried up.”

        • mikeA Sep 6,2019 1:20 pm || Up

          I’m glad “Chard Nelson” is so ashamed of himself that he gave a fake first name.

  74. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 1:11 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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