157-158 @Angels ← FREE KRAUT!

157-158 @Angels 229

Putting a thread up early to give space for comments on the relevant games in St. Pete and on the South Side.

Bailey vs. Peters (I don’t know either)
TBD (Montas??) vs. Heaney

229 thoughts on “157-158 @Angels

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 4:14 pm

    The Yankees are starting someone named Jordan Montgomery against the Rays. Not having any idea who that is, I am going to assume he’s bad.

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2019 4:57 pm

    Do we have any recent reports on Montas? How sharp can he possibly be?

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  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 5:05 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 5:13 pm || Up

      Presumably that means Fiers on Friday, putting him on four days rest for the wild card game. Manaea on five days rest would also work fine.

      Anderson and Roark to close out the season…I hope those games don’t matter.

      I guess this also means that in the event of a three-way tie, Montas gets game 163, and Manaea gets game 164.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 5:15 pm

    Lou’s sad sophomore season comes to an end with a fall in the shower.

  5. mikeA Sep 24,2019 5:19 pm

    CC looks really awful.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 5:32 pm

    Jose Ramirez grand slams in his first AB off the DL. Poop.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 6:15 pm || Up

      Just a three-run homer in his second AB.

  7. mikeA Sep 24,2019 6:09 pm

    Yankees putting in a terrible pitcher in a tie game bottom of the sixth… wtf

  8. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 6:55 pm

    I want to know how the Rays got Emilio Pagan to make guys like Judge and Stanton swing through belt high fastballs instead of hitting them 450 ft like hitters were doing last year.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 7:11 pm

    I don’t think I could pick more than one of the men standing on the field in Angels uniforms out of a police lineup.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 7:44 pm || Up

      these might be exactly the names my brother and I made up to make out line ups for our backyard wiffleball games.

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  10. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 7:21 pm

    this game is gonna piss me off, huh?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 24,2019 7:23 pm || Up

      Yeah, another pitcher who looks like he doesn’t have much idea where his pitches are going, but we can’t do anything with.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 7:38 pm || Up

        good news is he is only lasting 3 innings

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 7:23 pm

    The slegna always have a guy like Fletcher who the A’s can never retire.

  12. mother pucker Sep 24,2019 7:32 pm

    Remind me again, why that turd Peralta was able to return to the Tigers postseason roster coming off a suspension in 2013, yet Montas is ineligible?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 7:35 pm || Up

      we didn’t know it was bad in 2013

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  13. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 7:38 pm

    I feel like I see Pagan, Roe, Poche, Drake, Castillo, etc pitching for the Rays everyday and yet they never seem to have any issues.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 7:38 pm || Up

      Right??

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 7:42 pm || Up

      that’s because they are playing the defending world series champions with the best line up ever and the yankees who obviously hit more homers than anyone.

      its the low quality opponents

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  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 8:05 pm

    OK Yankees. You’re into their bad relievers. You can score now.

    • lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 8:07 pm || Up

      Unfortunately, so are the Rays.

      • lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 8:11 pm || Up

        Choi walk off home run off Gearrin.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 8:13 pm || Up

          Naturally

          • lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 8:15 pm || Up

            If they play the Rays, there’s no doubt in my mind you have to start Manaea/Luzardo. It’s your best shot at neutralizing Meadows/Choi/the two Lowes/Kiermaier.

        • mikeA Sep 24,2019 8:14 pm || Up

          Chapman threw 90 pitches in the bullpen.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 8:11 pm || Up

      since melvin will not bench him, he may as well get hot

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  15. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 8:11 pm

    FFS yankees

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  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 8:27 pm

    This series really features a lot of guys with K names that should be C names.

  17. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 8:42 pm

    what the fuck

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  18. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 8:47 pm

    I’m going to take all the bullshit that’s happened this inning, and the Rays and Indians apparent invincibility, as signs that we’re in for some coming heartbreak.

    • dmoas Sep 24,2019 8:49 pm || Up

      It’s the A’s. Even if they were smoking everything and the world was setting up for a grand time for us. We’d still be heading for heartbreak. Not quite the Cubs or Red Sox of the past, but still, it’s there.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 24,2019 9:16 pm || Up

        I actually feel like it would e better for the wheels to rattle this week and have a strong next week. But then again that was my hope for 2014 so I will go ahead and shut up…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • dmoas Sep 24,2019 9:23 pm || Up

          I mean, if you’re picking in and choosing, then yeah. Turn it on this weekend and never let up.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2019 10:38 pm || Up

      Hot take: proclaiming doom in advance doesn’t make the end any easier to take. In fact, it makes every day until then worse.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 9:35 am || Up

        I’m not one to proclaim doom in advance, but I do find that I need to create a little emotional distance for myself in these situations by letting my brain experience a little bit of the worst case scenario in advance. Kind of an emotional vaccination.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:46 am || Up

          Yeah, I get that approach, have been known to do that myself also. And obviously everyone’s mileage varies. For myself, I’ve concluded from years of experience that once the worst happens it turns out that the advance cynicism inoculation didn’t help at all.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • AV AV Sep 25,2019 11:10 am || Up

            i did this before nov 8 2016 and it helped. i mean, i remember how weird and dystopian the lighting was in bart on the 9th, but hey, i did get out of bed and get to bart.

            for sports, i also pretend they won and it’s the day after and ask myself if i’m actually personally myself all that happy. usually i’m just, oh hey i can buy the jersey now.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 9:04 pm

    get fooled on a change up and get a double.

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  20. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 9:12 pm

    I love how happy Profar always seems

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 9:14 pm

    how come A”s pop ups don’t fall in for doubles?

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  22. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 9:20 pm

    Wtf is this bullpen usage? Why can’t Luzardo pitch another?

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 9:26 pm

    I can’t deal with this shit right now.

  24. mother pucker Sep 24,2019 9:42 pm

    This is pretty f’ing lame.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 9:48 pm

    Good thing Olson convinced the HP umpire that a curveball 2 inches outside is a ball

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  26. andeux andeux Sep 24,2019 9:52 pm

    They’re gonna reverse this.

    TINSTAAFK
  27. lenscrafters Sep 24,2019 9:58 pm

    They look like they’re ready for a long offseason nap. The way things are going, they’ll get that sooner than later.

  28. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2019 10:06 pm

    sigh

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  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:34 am
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 10:41 am || Up

      I’m 49 years old and I barely remember that.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:49 am || Up

        Oh those carefree days of 1984, when we all laughed at the Wendy’s lady and thought Reagan was as bad as a president could possibly get

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 11:04 am

    Yesssssss

    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 11:33 am || Up

      Wasn’t Zaidi supposed to be the smart one who was making Billy look good?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 11:51 am || Up

        Is it possible that Geren was best man at Zaidi’s wedding too?

        • dmoas Sep 25,2019 12:08 pm || Up

          Guys, did it ever occur to you that the Beane pictures Geren has include Zaidi?

  31. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 12:17 pm

    Is it asking too much for the Yanks to just try? Loaisiga(?) vs Morton.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 12:19 pm || Up

      And we get King Felix on Thursday. Can’t wait for him to turn back the clock in his last start and go 8 giving up 1 hit and 15 K’s.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 2:08 pm

    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 2:46 pm || Up

      1 PA since he replaced Herrmann on the roster.

      TINSTAAFK
  33. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 3:46 pm

    The “Canadian pharmacy” spammer posted to the 2015 lounge again. In a “but who is it really??” the IP address traces to Kiev, Ukraine.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 3:56 pm || Up

      Ol’ Rudy, at it again.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 4:20 pm || Up

        We should be prepared for a spike in traffic when it’s revealed that Zelensky and Guiliani were using FK as a secret back channel.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Sep 25,2019 6:17 pm || Up

          shut up. shut up!

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 11:32 am || Up
            • AV AV Sep 26,2019 12:28 pm || Up

              who’s this “hot ties fort rump” person??

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 1:30 pm || Up
                • AV AV Sep 26,2019 2:10 pm || Up

                  “Thank you for putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

                  i… do i want to hear what the original conversation where this term came up as he was asking for help?

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Sep 26,2019 5:31 pm || Up

                  wonder if he needed help taking a screenshot.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 5:55 pm || Up

                  Way to crowd source Guli!

                  but its better practice to lead the comment with

                  HIVEMIND!! I have a problem, can any of you brilliant people come up with a good excuse as to why this text might aid in my defense? Because it looks like I have been shaking down a foreign goverment for months!

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                • dmoas Sep 26,2019 7:46 pm || Up

                  Yeah, I don’t see that helping his case at all. Sounds like they had been trying to get this done. Then couldn’t get it done. So they then sent the President in to make it happen. Then it happened. None of it impacts the Whistle Blower’s testimony.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2019 12:28 pm || Up

                He needs her help working his phone again.

                • AV AV Oct 25,2019 1:39 pm || Up

                  wait. even in private they think that’s the truth there, on their side?

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Nov 10,2019 12:39 pm || Up

                  i had to come check if it was or wasn’t the same instagram-famous 20something assisting rudy.

                  it isn’t.

                  https://www.salon.com/2019/11/10/who-is-rudy-giulianis-friend-charles-an-accidental-text-may-have-outed-his-identity/

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 11,2019 9:55 am || Up

                  This is wild!

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 11,2019 11:32 am || Up
                • AV AV Nov 11,2019 1:07 pm || Up

                  that may break me.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 10,2019 10:42 am || Up

                  Of course

                  In a text, Allen also mentioned that she was the executive marketing director for a subscription box service for CBD products…

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 2:21 pm || Up
        • AV AV Sep 27,2019 3:10 pm || Up

          he doesn’t need to. you can record these things on skype if you wanna.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Sep 27,2019 3:22 pm || Up

            wait. counterthought.

            he can be the only one that *doesn’t* need skype to co-host with snowden.

            the whistleblower and the blowhard. whistleblowing past the rude-yard. the fucked one and the snowman. just spitballing some names here.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 3:12 pm || Up

          I say we trade him straight up for Snowden.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 3:46 pm

    Usually around this time of day im watching the clock for how soon I can leave work. Now I’m watching for how soon relevant games start.

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  35. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 4:07 pm

    That’ll get this dormant offense going!

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    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 4:11 pm || Up

      Especially weird after KD provided our only offense last night.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 5:51 pm || Up

        “The flu” for Khris, or, a successful attack by Florida gamblers.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 5:53 pm || Up

          Eric Chavez nods knowingly.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 6:14 pm || Up

          Bad Bob’s Big Boy.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 4:23 pm

    The folks who brought you Pagan the closer, now introduce Joey Wendle the slugger.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 5:07 pm

    Greetings from the the OC. It is apparently cheerleader night at the big slAg. Ive seen about 5 different ones all with different outfits.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 5:46 pm || Up

      Thanks for repping the Oaktown flag. Pop some beach balls if you can.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 5:33 pm

    The Yankees would probably be ok not catching Houston for the top AL seed, thus playing Minnesota rather than the wild card victor.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 6:31 pm || Up

      Eduardo Perez just said exactly that, go ahead and punt best overall record to the Astros and hope the wild card knocks them off in a 5-game series.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 6:50 pm || Up

        Playoffs should be set so the top seed can choose things like that. Its usually less important in baseball, but like basketball ylu should get a chance to match up against who you want to start.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • dmoas Sep 25,2019 9:24 pm || Up

          Yep. In fact, the top seed should be able to choose whomever they want, including the Yankees in MLB’s case, for the first round. Then the next highest ranked unchosen team gets HFA. In football, it would be far more interesting since the wild card teams could be better teams than the division winners.

  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 5:42 pm

    ChiSox up 3-0 on Cleveburg largely on the strength of a comically bad throw by Carlos Santana on what should’ve been an easy out at the plate.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 5:48 pm

    Looking at the ticketing site, after a day of WC single-game sales available to all, it looks like 1st and 2nd decks and the outfield 100 and 200 levels are sold out except for a few singles, as is the 3rd deck between the bases. Upper Mt. Davis not being offered; presumably if the A’s do clinch home field for the WC whatever’s left in the 3rd deck would go pretty fast though.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 5:52 pm || Up

      If it happens a home wild card game will be raucous good fun. They said they’d make Mt Davis available for all postseason games as needed.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 7:00 pm

    It looks like 5-1 for the Rays vs. the Sox and Yanks. Should note that the A’s went 6-1 at home vs. those two.

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  42. andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 7:15 pm

    It’s really on-brand for the Angels to have a giant “45” in the middle of their field.

    TINSTAAFK
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 7:22 pm

    Cashing in some early opportunities would help my disposition a lot. Heaney should give us more of them.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 7:23 pm || Up

      We really don’t need another game that pisses ed off.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 7:36 pm || Up

        I will not complain about any early-inning blowout wins the rest of the season.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 7:47 pm || Up

        Bad swings and LOB make Ed something something.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 7:47 pm || Up

        0-6 with RISP after two innings.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 8:09 pm || Up

        sigh

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  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 7:34 pm

    Montas threw some nice pitches that inning.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 7:52 pm || Up

      And a really bad one in the 2nd.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 8:23 pm

    Single and two walks for teh CLevelands.

    Bases loaded 2 outs 8-3 chicago

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  46. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 8:28 pm

    4

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  47. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 8:30 pm

    Let’s have the A’s score 6 to celebrate

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  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 8:30 pm

    OK boys let’s remember how much these Angels pitchers suck.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 8:36 pm || Up

      Ramon remembers.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 8:36 pm

    Was that the Earth moving? No…its RAMON!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. lenscrafters Sep 25,2019 8:44 pm

    Let’s score 5 runs now and win this fucking game.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 8:46 pm || Up

      And hell, if RISP is the problem I’d accept five solo jacks.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 8:59 pm

    Profar now playing beltless

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  52. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 9:16 pm

    top of the order. here we go

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 9:18 pm || Up

      A Semien would be nice.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 9:21 pm || Up

        I will settle for a Matt, C or O.

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  53. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 9:19 pm

    Montas vs. Bailey for Game 163 in Oakland on Monday would be an interesting choice.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 9:10 am || Up

      Before you could get to a Game 163, you would have a Game 162 that is either win-to-stay-alive or win-and-you’re-in. I bet Bailey would get used over Roark in that one.

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 9:20 pm

    Mariners about to get no hit again.

  55. andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 9:21 pm

    Someone help Ramon win this game please.

    TINSTAAFK
  56. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 9:27 pm

    hit the ball hard, make an out

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 9:32 pm || Up

      What a ridiculously terrible call by the umpire. I didn’t need replay to see that one.

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  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 9:27 pm

    Clearly safe, but dang helluva parkour move by Simmons

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  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 9:29 pm

    Stop with the pitching changes, Scioscia.

  59. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 9:31 pm

    steal!

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  60. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 9:32 pm

    Scioscia clearly pissed about the Giants pitching record…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  61. dmoas Sep 25,2019 9:35 pm

    8 1/3 and it gone.

    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 10:14 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas Sep 25,2019 10:21 pm || Up

        Considering his history with social anxiety, I can feel his pain on the hassle of that one.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:22 pm || Up

          Very relatable

          • dmoas Sep 25,2019 10:29 pm || Up

            Absolutely. It’s impressive how well he’s done all things considered.

  62. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 9:36 pm

    for fucks sake

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  63. lenscrafters Sep 25,2019 9:38 pm

    Just not acceptable.

  64. andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 9:39 pm

    They said Canha is walking gingerly … doesn’t he do everything gingerly?

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  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 9:39 pm

    What the hell?

  66. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 9:42 pm

    It isnt ginger, its the pumpkin he’s turning back into.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  67. dmoas Sep 25,2019 9:45 pm

    Looked fair to me.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 9:48 pm || Up

      I thought it was foul watching live. Haven’t seen the high-home camera replay yet.

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  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 9:45 pm

    Canha’s GIDP/error-injury inning was the bizarro version of Ramon’s throw/homer inning earlier.

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  69. andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 9:46 pm

    OK Ray, sure Canha probably shouldn’t have tried to make that throw after he had already hurt himself, but maybe let it go.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 9:48 pm || Up

      I find Ray to be rambling on more late in the season, compelled to fill air, often not contiguously.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  70. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 9:54 pm

    this is so dumb

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:01 pm

    Come on Jurkstore, you gotta get a bat on something there. 3 straight fastballs in the zone.

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  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:05 pm

    This is hard to watch.

  73. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 10:09 pm

    The A’s would still technically lead the wild card race with a loss tonight because of the tiebreaker vs. Tampa Bay…but controlling that requires a 4-game sweep in Seattle and that’s becoming hard to imagine.

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  74. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:14 pm

    Top of the lineup, let’s go fellows.

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  75. andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 10:19 pm

    Bunting him into scoring position is a sure path to success.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:21 pm || Up

      “Textbook”

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  76. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:19 pm

    Matty C!

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  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:20 pm

    Don’t know about bunting there; very lucky that bunt worked at all

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 10:31 pm || Up

      It looked to me like Ramon was only showing bunt with the intent of taking the first pitch, and Robles Drysdale’d him with a great pitch. Certainly not a situation where Bob would have called for a sac bunt.

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  78. lenscrafters Sep 25,2019 10:20 pm

    {rescinds comment on how Chappy just can’t have the September he’s been having}

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 10:24 pm || Up

      Yeah, I was reserving a time at the funeral home for his bat.

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  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:23 pm

    A Barreto hit, the rarest of birds

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:27 pm || Up

      Perhaps inspired by the venue, Bob’s using the whole roster tonight.

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  80. dmoas Sep 25,2019 10:24 pm

    Can we just offer a final fuck you to the Angels for starting a getaway day at night without a day off the last fucking week of the season. MLB and the Union needs to fix that nonsense.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:31 pm || Up

      It is total bullshit.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 10:57 pm || Up

        Exactly! Some of us have to drive home..oh, and the players too I guess.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 11:23 pm || Up

      The Mariners, who play getaway midweek games in the daytime more often than not, and far more often than the Angels, did the same thing to the Astros tonight. In the final week of the season that would be because television looks at the schedule in December and wants the game at night in case it’s meaningful. With the Mariners where they are in the standings it looks dumb, and it didn’t do anything to help their attendance which was under 11K tonight.

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      • dmoas Sep 25,2019 11:53 pm || Up

        It’s not about ratings. It’s about what’s fair to the traveling team at a specific time in the season. I get the logic they’re using, I just don’t think it matters. And at this point the season, if it matters, it’ll get the attention it needs.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 10:52 am || Up

      2:34 a.m. landing in Seattle. They’re back on Cuban’s plane as of the last road trip.

      One silver lining to the night game is that the game ended at 10:40 and the plane took off from Long Beach at 12:25. It’s 20 miles from the stadium to the airport. With a 1 p.m. game of the same length, it concludes at 4:40 p.m. and if that plane takes off an hour and 45 minutes later, it’s empty because the bus has only made it a couple miles from the stadium.

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  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:29 pm

    That dugout celebration after the homer suggested that the boys had some tension building up. A lot of butts seemed to unclench a little there.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:30 pm || Up

      I know mine did.

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      • dmoas Sep 25,2019 10:32 pm || Up

        Mine won’t likely unclench until the off season. Possibly longer than that.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2019 10:33 pm || Up

          I plan to be thoroughly unclenched at the parade.

          • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 10:35 pm || Up

            Stay away from the Victory Nachos, please.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 25,2019 10:39 pm || Up

      Ray/Glen seemed to be in agreement that it was the biggest hit of the year. Haven’t checked the WPA charts, but it certainly felt like it given the context.

      I’m really concerned about the Canha injury…

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 10:46 pm || Up

        KK called it the seminal moment in the season or something like that

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2019 10:47 pm || Up

        Did not see it, but leg or back at this point is no good. Hopefully they can hobble through seattle for the next 4 and let him rest

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        • dmoas Sep 25,2019 10:48 pm || Up

          I watched the play and still have no idea what the injury was or how it was done.

        • andeux andeux Sep 25,2019 11:00 pm || Up

          “Left groin strain”

          TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 11:11 pm || Up

            My TV diagnosis is that either 3-4 days of rest will get him back to 90%, or he’s done.

            I saw that Piscotty took BP today. Or we could see Jurkstore in a postseason outfield.

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            • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 11:31 pm || Up

              I just had a nightmare of Dustin Fowler getting added to the roster. I will now go hide under my pillow.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2019 11:38 pm || Up

                If the A’s make it to the ALCS there’s certain to be a D’Angelo Jimenez and a Mark Kiger on the roster. Wait till you see what the catching looks like when both Murphy and Phegley get hurt in the Division Series.

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                • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 9:40 am || Up

                  Pinder and Jurk store rotating between 2B and C.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 9:47 am || Up

                  Actually can’t use Profar-he wouldnt be able to get the ball back to the pitcher.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • ptbnl Sep 26,2019 9:54 am || Up

                  Just tell him to throw it to 2nd base.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • dmoas Sep 26,2019 10:22 am || Up

                  Just give him a Playboy. For the articles.

        • mikeA Sep 25,2019 11:20 pm || Up

          Non-sports sites from google are saying three weeks on low end for a groin strain. Trout was out from April 9 to 15 this year. Scooter Gennett missed three months.

          • dmoas Sep 25,2019 11:22 pm || Up

            Probably depends on if he just felt a little something or whether it was a real pull. Both would get him out of the game. One will put him out for the season. Obviously his balls are about to fall off.

            • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 11:32 pm || Up

              He told SuSlu he will be back by Friday. I assume that means to go ahead and send flowers.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • dmoas Sep 25,2019 11:54 pm || Up

                He didn’t actually seem to be limping. So it could just have been a tug. Possibly something he felt earlier too running the bases making it more necessary to be precautionary. So, I figure the funeral will be Monday on their day off.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 9:56 am || Up

        Interesting that Bob moved Pinder to center over Laureano (which could have been costly – no way that runner tags up from second in the seventh with Laureano out there). Maybe it’s just being very careful with Laureano’s legs, but I have been wondering whether right field will be Ramon’s forever home.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 10:17 am || Up

          Really caught my attention. Yeah, I think they are putting him there. He said he was used to it.

          A centerfielder would be nice this winter.

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        • andeux andeux Sep 26,2019 10:25 am || Up

          I figured it was still about his legs.
          Laureano’s arm is valuable in either position, and he has had some struggles in CF, but it’s not like Pinder and Canha are naturals there either.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 10:34 am || Up

            I think what we’ve learned this year is (1) Laureano has some work to do on his fundamentals in center, and (2) his bat easily plays in a corner. He’s the centerfielder on Opening Day 2020, but I can imagine a semi-permanent move to right before too long if he doesn’t tighten it up out there.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 1:53 pm || Up

        58% wWPA for Chapman’s homer last night. The two higher ones I found this year, obviously not in the final week of the season:

        1. 6/20: A’s down 4-2 to Rays with 2 out in bottom of 9th, Chapman hits walk-off 3-run homer. 85%. Video
        2. 7/20: A’s down 4-3 to Twins with 2 out in top of 9th, Khris hits 2-run single. 59%. Video

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        • vignette17 Sep 26,2019 3:10 pm || Up

          Olson’s 3-R HR to take it from 0-2 to 3-2 in Houston was also 58%.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 2:34 pm || Up

          Via effectively wild.

          second most positive change in probability that the team will win the world series.

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  82. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2019 10:39 pm

    This will make for a much more pleasant flight to Seattle.

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  83. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2019 10:58 pm

    If I ever go back to the Big slAg (not sure I will) I promise to not post, seeing as how everything got better once I stopped.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  84. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 7:53 am

    So…spelling it out for my own benefit (let me know if I miscalculated anything)

    A’s win 3 of 4 – guaranteed WC1 with home field because of tie breaker rules even if Rays win out
    A’s win 2 of 4 – Rays need to lose 1 of 3 for A’s to be WC1, but 3 way tie scenario in play if Cleveland wins out. A’s guaranteed at least a play in game for WC2 with Cleveland if Cleveland/Rays both win out.
    A’s win 1 of 4 – WC1 is out unless Rays lose 2 of 3 and Cleveland loses 2 of 4. 3 way tie scenario triggered if Cleveland wins 3 of 4 here. A’s are out altogether if Rays only lose 1 of 3 and Cleveland wins out.
    A’s win 0 – well…

    • lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 8:17 am || Up

      Ideal scenario at this point:

      A’s win 3 of 4 taking care of business. Rays and Cleveland tie on the last day (Rays have to lose at least 1). Rays burn Morton against Cleveland in the play in game – Cleveland burns Clevinger in game 162 and Bieber in 163, but somehow win 163. A’s face Cleveland at home against Plutko, Plesac, or Civale.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 10:21 am || Up

        preferably win the first three.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 10:23 am || Up

        Maybe throw in a couple of rainouts in D.C. this weekend for good measure.

  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 10:40 am

  86. MikeV MikeV Sep 26,2019 4:38 pm

    Mike Minor had an efficient top of the 8th today.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:11 pm || Up

      This is lame by Woodward.

      But it was Minor’s 200th strikeout, recorded in the ninth inning against Red Sox infielder Chris Owings, that caused a postgame stir. Minor’s much-anticipated strikeout came after Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzmán deliberately let a foul popup drop to prolong Owings’ at-bat.

      That did not sit well with Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

      “I don’t know,” Cora said. “I’m just happy our guys are playing the game the right way. We’re playing hard until the end.”

      Rangers manager Chris Woodward responded by pointing out the Red Sox were deliberately trying to keep Minor from getting the last strikeout by swinging at the first pitch. Minor set the side down in order in the eighth on just three pitches.

      “It got gut-wrenching as a manager,” Woodward said. “I didn’t love the idea that we dropped a popup at the end. But on the other side of that, they swung at three pitches in a row in the eighth inning down by two. So if they have any beef with that, obviously, I’m pretty sure Cora did. They chose to not try to win the game as well, they were trying to keep him from striking a guy out.”

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:20 pm || Up

        Cora thinks they have been playing the right way? Le sigh…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:33 pm || Up

          I find it hard to believe the Red Sox batters were intentionally trying to keep Mike Minor from a stat they probably had no idea about, rather than just playing shitty baseball like they have for months.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:40 pm || Up

            Agreed. Theu havent pmayed the right way since maybe the ASB.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  87. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 6:08 pm

    I guess Piscotty and Canha are both somehow available tonight.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 6:21 pm || Up

      Apparently Canha running around in warmups and feeling good, he says.

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  88. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 6:20 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 6:28 pm

    Back to back homers off of Civale and it’s 4-0 Chisox.

  90. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 6:50 pm

    Dear Berkeley schools can’t back to school night walt until November? Now I’m gonna have to sneak peaks at gabe on phone and hope the teachers don’t catch me

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 6:55 pm || Up

      Last year we had it during the wild card game. Which was actually OK, now that I think about it.

  91. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 6:56 pm

    So BoMel will end up putting in the rusty Piscotty at some critical AB, wont he?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 8:01 pm

    Ummm…

    A military official formerly in charge of all White House communications for the U.S. Army at Mar-a-Lago was sentenced to three years of probation on Friday after he made false statements to a federal agent during a child pornography investigation.

    Richard Ciccarella — a non-commissioned officer who told federal agents he was in charge of communications at President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort — became a target of an investigation after he uploaded photos of a young girl to a seedy Russian website between 2017 and 2018, according to court documents.

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