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159-162 @ The Mariners Apartment Complex 285

I can’t get enough of this song lately.

After a dramatic finale in Anaheim, the boys need to win this four-gamer in Seattle to make sure there’s more baseball to be played this season in Oakland.

Pitching Probables:

Manaea vs. Felix
Fiers vs. Sheffield
Anderson vs. Gonzales
Roark vs. Dunn

285 thoughts on “159-162 @ The Mariners Apartment Complex

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:00 pm

    I still can’t get over Lou biffing in the shower to end his season.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 9:23 pm || Up

      Given that they activated Piscotty and thus lost that potential post-deadline roster replacement slot, it would behoove the A’s to put someone on the IL who they didn’t plan on being on the active postseason roster anyway.

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  2. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 7:10 pm

    Felix has been good at home. That, along with last game vibes and one more chance to FK the A’s, is going to make this game tough.

    • lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 7:38 pm || Up

      Hm, maybe not that tough. Baseball is cruel and unsentimental.

  3. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:18 pm

    Head’s up Chappy!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 26,2019 7:19 pm || Up

      Mariners also have their heads up something.

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      • andeux andeux Sep 26,2019 7:20 pm || Up

        Ooh, speaking of which, Angel Hernandez is behind the plate.

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:22 pm || Up

          Wow. Ray trolling Glen about Angel just scared the hell out me.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • andeux andeux Sep 26,2019 7:22 pm || Up

            Yeah, that was surprisingly good deadpan from Ray.

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            • dmoas Sep 26,2019 7:42 pm || Up

              It worked so well because he says so much stupid shit all the time that it was truly believable. Very well played.

              • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:49 pm || Up

                Truth. I almost fell off the couch as he was saying it. He totally got me.

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • dmoas Sep 26,2019 7:52 pm || Up

                  Same. I picked up on in fairly quickly but I had a moment where I genuinely wondered.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:43 pm || Up

            What did he say?

            • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:48 pm || Up

              That Angel is one of the best ball and strike callers in MLB.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 7:52 pm || Up

            Ray just gratuitously got Angel again. Amazing.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:19 pm

    7-0 SOX heading to the seventh.

  5. dmoas Sep 26,2019 7:22 pm

    I wish they had stats for the home plate umpire. Pitcher’s ERA, Average, home runs, the whole shebang.

  6. andeux andeux Sep 26,2019 7:24 pm

    Once upon a time, 30 pitches and 1 run against Felix in the first inning would have felt like a major victory.

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  7. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 7:25 pm

    Not quite sure why Pinder is DHing and certain other players are playing the field.

  8. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 7:27 pm

    Lana Del Rey does something other than Sublime covers? Huh.

    The Felix celebration is great but they need the Tigers in there tonight, not somebody good.

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  9. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2019 7:39 pm

    Chappy warming up.

    Though still none of this with RISP.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:45 pm || Up

      The headline on Slusser’s game story this morning was “Chapman Vows This Will Be His Worst Year” which was a pretty funny way for some copy editor to phrase that.

  10. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 7:53 pm

    fewer people than i imagined

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  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 7:54 pm

    Cleveland fans have to be sick over this performance.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 8:02 pm

    There’s the arm.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:03 pm

    Is that pornography?

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:20 pm || Up

      Still 3 vs. the Rays which is the one I’m watching.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:27 pm || Up

        I have been thinking about this in the car, never around paper or a computer, does that include the tiebreaker?

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:28 pm || Up

          Yes, 3 gets the A’s and Rays to a tie, which the A’s win.

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  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2019 8:20 pm

    Never stop bunting at Chapman dummies.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:28 pm

    way to do the right thing seth, but why was he left in after that?

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  16. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:30 pm

    Seth is now 0 for his last 13 with 7 K. Who saw that coming?

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 2:07 pm || Up

      0/18 with 10 K, probably one more AB.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2019 8:55 am || Up

        So do you leave him off of the PS roster? Do you put Piscotty on in his place?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Sep 30,2019 9:55 am || Up

          I can’t see putting Piscotty on the playoff roster. For the WC, I would think they would go with 13 hitters, which would include Brown. For later rounds, if they only go with 12 they could leave both off (Olson, Profar, Neuse, Semien, Chapman, Davis, Grossman, Canha, Laureano, Pinder, Phegley, Murphy).

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 12:01 pm || Up

            I’m very skeptical about Neuse, he looks like he can’t ever recognize a slider until he’s already flailing at it.

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            • andeux andeux Sep 30,2019 12:15 pm || Up

              I’m not impressed with his hitting either, but his defense has been surprisingly solid. Would you go with Profar and Pinder as the only 2B options?

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              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 12:39 pm || Up

                When Canha went down in Anaheim I started to contemplate Barreto again, for his versatility. I could still see it.

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  17. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 8:30 pm

    OK fine, he can have that, let’s score 5 runs next inning.

  18. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:30 pm

    I want the A’s to win obviously but what a sweet final out for Felix (rather than exiting on a 3-run double).

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      I have no idea why he wasn’t pulled after brown, that was dumb

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:36 pm || Up

        Servais wanted to, and will, choreograph the exit, letting him warm up next inning and then coming out to pull him. Similar to what they did in Tokyo with Ichiro.

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

          He also saw that Grossman was up so eh, free out.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:49 pm || Up

          It worked out OK but having seen a few of these over the decades I would not have let him face Grossman.

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  19. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 8:42 pm

    I would probably go to Luzardo next inning.

  20. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:54 pm

    not funny guys

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  21. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 8:54 pm

    Um, guys, don’t forget that it would be a good idea to win tonight.

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  22. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 8:57 pm

    I do miss seattle

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 9:00 pm || Up

      How many winters did you spend there?

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 9:03 pm || Up

        4 or 5

        AS I sit here I don’t remember when I moved. 96-2001?

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 9:09 pm || Up

          Tahoe gets snow, sometimes a whole lot, which will be increasingly difficult to handle as I get older. But when it’s not snowing it’s usually sunny, and not that cold (ask sslinger or Englishmajor about cold). Not gray for 7 months straight. So that debate is physical issues vs. mental issues for me.

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 9:17 pm || Up

            I suppose it was super fun for me, I never had the years slog. Summer is stunning.

            I don’t think raising kids there would be as good as California. and until recently it was fair with public transit but not what I would call great. I think its better now, but it seemed slower than it should be when we were there last summer

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  23. lenscrafters Sep 26,2019 9:04 pm

    God, fuck the fucking Mariners.

  24. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 9:14 pm

    please give us a few of those shitty calls angel

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  25. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 9:47 pm

    dammit. we were on our way to an immaculate inning

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  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 9:52 pm

    Guaranteed at least a Game 163.

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  27. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2019 9:52 pm

    Feeling much better than I was last night before the Chapman homer.

    Goals for next three days:
    1. Clinch #1 wild card.
    2. Remember how to score more than 3 runs.
    3. GO BEARS!!

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2019 9:55 pm || Up

      the theoretical 4th run

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2019 9:56 pm || Up

      I’m down with all three of those, but this Berkeley resident is NOT a fan of Friday night home games.

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  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 6:36 am

    Interesting.

    • dmoas Sep 27,2019 1:54 pm || Up

      Small sample size or his injury impacted his accuracy?

  29. andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 12:32 pm

    When I couldn’t get to the site today, I was worried that the domain registration had expired, or maybe we had been sabotaged by an angry Cleveland fan. But looks like it may have just been a hiccup. Krisis averted.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 1:20 pm || Up

      I had that same worry, since the failed loading message was different. Hopefully we’re all good for awhile. I’m planning on having A’s baseball matters to discuss daily for awhile

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 1:25 pm || Up

      I had that thought too. I was wondering if texting nm tofix it would be rude since I never engage with him in anyway whatsoever.

      But now that I type that I do have something to say to him

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 2:22 pm || Up

        So go say it and ask him if he needs anything from us to keep his legacy ship afloat…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 3:21 pm || Up

      I had thought it was a sign that we needed to sacrifice FK for the ability to win a do or die game.

  30. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 2:25 pm

    If anything ever goes completely wrong here let’s all agree to meet in 1 year at the top of the Tribune Tower.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 2:29 pm || Up

      I figure we can always just all log into twitter as @freekraut and tweet at each other.

      TINSTAAFK
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 3:56 pm

    Tampa loss + Cleveland win best outcome tonight, no?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 4:04 pm || Up

      yes

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    • dmoas Sep 27,2019 4:05 pm || Up

      only if it includes a Oakland win.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 4:13 pm || Up

        Veil of ignorance on the game we really care about.

        • dmoas Sep 27,2019 4:35 pm || Up

          Well, if we lose, having the Clevelands lose too is the best way to ensure our playoff hopes. If the above scenario plays out and we lose, we’re in a tighter spot to wild card. Tampa lose either way, Clevelands need to match us.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 4:05 pm || Up

      + A’s win. Otherwise we’d be clinchless for another night.

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  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 4:31 pm

    Howie Kendrick is somehow OPS’ing .972 this year. A career best by like 150 points.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 4:41 pm || Up

      I was a little startled when I saw him. I thought he had retired a couple of years ago.

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 4:40 pm

    Two on the board for the Nats, whose dark blue jerseys confuse me.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 4:46 pm || Up

      They can see which way the political tide is turning.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 4:47 pm || Up

      Confusing is the blue vs. blue action in Toronto.

      • sslinger Sep 27,2019 4:51 pm || Up

        Yes, I’m watching that from up in Nova Scotia and I don’t know how they allow the dual dark blues. Yeah, they’re different but still silly. The one baseball fan we’ve found up here is happy to pull for the A’s as Canha has really helped out his fantasy team.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 4:52 pm || Up

          Someone cares about his fantasy team!

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      • sslinger Sep 27,2019 5:10 pm || Up

        Plus, it has weirdly felt like the Jays announcers have been pulling for the Rays all night.

  34. sslinger Sep 27,2019 5:35 pm

    In the unlikely event the A’s were to play the Rays in the WC game, this guy Glasnow could be a formidable opponent.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 5:40 pm || Up

      I’m expecting to see Morton followed by a couple of innings of Glasnow. Just gotta hope to keep the game even until it’s Emilio Pagan time.

    • mikeA Sep 27,2019 10:13 pm || Up

      I just hope they’re saving him for Games 1/5. Might depend on the score. That guy looks pretty unhittable.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 5:59 pm

    Looking like the A’s and Rays will both be clinching in about an hour.

  36. Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Sep 27,2019 6:00 pm

    I like that Kurt Suzuki just scored the likely final-nail-in-coffin run against the Spiders.

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  37. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 6:16 pm

    And special thanks to the Jays for crapping the bed against Tampa all year while playing lights out vs the mirror universe early season A’s.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 6:20 pm || Up

      Not over yet!

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 6:23 pm || Up

        If the Jays win that game I’m watching the A’s live and DVRing the Bears; if Tampa Bay holds on the A’s can’t clinch anything further tonight so I’ll watch Cal live.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 6:58 pm || Up

          Ryan Dull says watch the Bears.

          • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 6:59 pm || Up

            Our sturdy Golden Bear is watching from the skies…

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  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 6:53 pm

    00000000

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 6:58 pm || Up

      Well, Cleveland, I hope the Browns and Cavs don’t totally suck this year.

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  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 6:57 pm

    The pregame just showed a short clip of the 2014 clinch celebration with Nick Punto getting champagned.

    • mother pucker Sep 27,2019 8:07 pm || Up

      Was that the year that the wild card game was canceled?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 8:17 pm || Up

        I am pretty sure 2013. I dont remember a playoff team in 14

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  40. lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 7:09 pm

    Congrats to the A’s. Now please win the WC game.

  41. Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 7:17 pm

    There’s still hope for some Monday baseball if the Brewers could catch the Cardinals, except that the Cardinals’ opponent this weekend is a corpse.

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      Score one for the undead.

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  42. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 7:26 pm

    Canha looked fine running out his check swing grounder.

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  43. lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 7:54 pm

    Yes, let’s get all the issues with RISP out now.

  44. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 8:05 pm

    the 4th run is not coming today

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  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 8:11 pm

    Fiers might just be trying to kill Phegley tonight.

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  46. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 8:18 pm

    the mariners continue their “rather be lucky than good” season

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  47. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 8:29 pm

    At this point we should just have every player just steal 3rd and home since we cant get a hit once theure in scoring position.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 8:38 pm

    Fiers is painful to watch when he’s not on. So many pitches, so much time in between pitches. Maybe Bassitt is an option today.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 8:46 pm || Up

      Yeah he’s lucky the M’s are so hapless, definitely getting by without much tonight. Also, his “my fingers are cold” fidgeting is uncomfortably similar to his “hand numbness” look in Houston two starts back.

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  49. andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 8:45 pm

    OK, 3rd time through the order. Runs please.

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  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 8:50 pm

    The TV guys are randomly babbling in a way more like a blowout than an important close game. I don’t like it.

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  51. andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 8:51 pm

    Boring game made even more boring by 10 minutes of blather about the Mike Minor 200 Ks “controversy.”

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 8:56 pm || Up

      I hadn’t seen FSU’s comment yet.
      Important close game, yes, but also on close to a 4-hour pace despite being low-scoring. Zzzzzzzz.

      TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:22 pm || Up

      Theory: the TV guys are giddy about the clinch because it means they’ll get an extra paycheck.

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  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 8:53 pm

    lollllllll

  53. Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 9:00 pm

    Looks like a pretty good battle between the A’s and the Bears for suckiest offensive performance of the night. Cal will have to figure it out with the backup QB in the second half.

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    • mikeA Sep 27,2019 10:09 pm || Up

      They should let this FG kicker do the punting. The punting is even worse than the Modster-led passing game. Bears might pull this out!

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 10:43 pm || Up

      Nobody was going to outsuck Cal’s offense tonight.

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  54. andeux andeux Sep 27,2019 9:12 pm

    No Justus, no peace.

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  55. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:15 pm

    I guess Bob doesn’t want to let Grossman hit for Pinder for fear of leaving Profar as the only 2B option later.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:17 pm || Up

      No, scratch that, Barreto of course. Maybe Bob just thinks Grossman sucks.

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  56. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 9:24 pm

    I think it’s getting close to midnight for SB&HBoR

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:25 pm

    9 LOB so far tonight. 9 last night. 12 on Weds.

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  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2019 9:36 pm

    Still in the sixth inning?!?

  59. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:48 pm

    Olsen has not had quite that stone cold deadly approach in teh zone the last week.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:52 pm || Up

      Problem solved!

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  60. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 9:53 pm

    youre welcome. I just started listening again

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  61. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 9:54 pm

    Still wasnt a hit with RISP.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 9:54 pm

    Canha has not had quite that stone cold deadly approach in teh zone the last week.

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  63. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 9:55 pm

    Almost worked. You said it too early

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 10:03 pm

    there is jake

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  65. mikeA Sep 27,2019 10:06 pm

    If I was an opposing manager, I would impose a 100k fine and a cap of shame on any hitter who swung at any pitch by Diekman in any count.

  66. mikeA Sep 27,2019 10:21 pm

    Sometimes I wonder how baseball players (especially position players) manage to get injured so often, and other times I wonder how Laureano is still alive.

  67. lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 10:47 pm

    I don’t know what it is about Hendriks that he can appear so dominant but still blow so many fucking games.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2019 10:48 pm || Up

      3 days in a row. It was balfor hubris

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  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 10:47 pm

    Damnit. Yay.

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  69. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 10:48 pm

    This better be a wake up call that you cant just leave a dozen runnrrs on nightly and expect to pull out just enough to win.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  70. elcroata elcroata Sep 27,2019 10:50 pm

    So, if the A’s and the Rays do same thing over the weekend, it’s a game in the Coliseum to see where the Wild Card game is played, right?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 10:55 pm || Up

      I’d be up for consecutive tailgates. But no, when both tied teams have clinched playoff spots they don’t play off just for seeding. Tie break goes to A’s on season series result.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2019 10:55 pm || Up

      There’s no playoff to determine first and second wild card; the first tiebreaker is the regular season head-to-head which the A’s won. So the WC game is in Oakland unless the Rays win at least one more game than the A’s.

      Division winner vs. being a wild card, there is a playoff to determine those, and that’s still in play between St. Louis and Milwaukee.

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    • elcroata elcroata Sep 27,2019 11:10 pm || Up

      Thanks for clarifying. I thought so, but then I misread something while watching the game. Too early to watch Hendriks bounce pitches *and* think

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  71. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2019 10:56 pm

    EC I believe it goes to head to head so as long as we are tied, we win.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
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    2

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  73. lenscrafters Sep 27,2019 11:14 pm

    A part of me kinda wishes they would just rest everyone the next two days instead. This team is so banged up and there are like 3 or 4 important guys who are just a tweak away from being out until next year. They’ve looked exhausted for about two, three weeks now, and I’m not sure now if locale of where the WC game is played will help them beat the Rays more than getting 4 full days of rest.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2019 1:59 pm || Up

      Two days of rest should be enough to recharge the batteries. Avoiding a cross-country trip to play on turf in that joke of a ballpark is worth it.

  74. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2019 11:19 pm

    Celebration notes:

    Hendriks may be the only Aussie alive who doesn’t drink.
    Fiers said butt crack.
    Sean Manaea is cut!
    All of the instigators are pitchers, the wild men of the clubhouse.
    Ray and Dallas are part of the fun but nobody wants to pour champagne on Kuiper.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  75. ptbnl Sep 28,2019 10:21 am

    I don’t really expect Everton to hold on through the second half, but a 7 point lead after 7 games was not what I was expecting.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2019 6:34 am || Up

      7 point lead on what? Not having any points?

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • ptbnl Sep 30,2019 9:37 am || Up

        Over Manchester City (and of course it’s actually a 5-point lead now, Everton having Evertoned)

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • elcroata elcroata Oct 1,2019 11:04 am || Up

          Ah, Liverpool’s lead

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • ptbnl Oct 1,2019 11:48 am || Up

            That wasn’t immediately obvious!?

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  76. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 3:26 pm

    1!!111!1!111!11

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2019 3:28 pm || Up

      Win tonight, and let tomorrow be a day full of Piscottys and Barretos and Bolts.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 3:39 pm || Up

        And Roarks and Blackburns. I can’t imagine any pitcher “needs the work to stay sharp” at this point of the year, but maybe there’s somebody. The bullpen will get run into the ground anyway if they get past Wednesday.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2019 4:14 pm || Up

          Bassitt needs an inning today or tomorrow, probably Luzardo too.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • dmoas Sep 28,2019 7:03 pm || Up

            Probably add Puk for an inning just to keep sharp on the bullpen thing.

  77. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 4:23 pm

    Looking back at scheduling the last couple years and since we know all the teams, my speculation on ALDS game times in Oakland. Being the only West Coast game and having the Yankees in the other game makes it simple.

    Monday:
    4 games:
    1 and 4 ET: NL Game 4’s at NL Central winner (STL/MIL) and WC winner (WSH/MIL/STL)
    7 ET: NYY at MIN
    10 ET: HOU at OAK

    3 or 2 games:
    1 ET: A remaining NL Game 4
    4:30 ET: HOU at OAK
    8 ET: NYY at MIN

    Tuesday:
    4:30 ET: HOU at OAK (8 ET if NYY-MIN ends in sweep)
    8 ET: NYY at MIN

    As to ALDS Game 1 on Friday, the last three years there has been a Game 1 at TEX or HOU, with the Yankees or Red Sox in the other ALDS, and TEX/HOU has been the earliest game every time, with a 1 ET or 2 ET start.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 3:21 pm || Up

      MLB lists games 1 and 3 of both ALDSes as being on MLB Network/FS1, with games 2, 4, and 5 as just FS1. I’m not sure how to read that, but I hope it means a simulcast for games 1 and 3 rather than a possible MLB Network exclusive.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 3:49 pm || Up

        Official times and channels announced for the first two games of the division series. Game One in Houston is at 11:05 am pacific on Friday. Game Two is at 6:07 pm pacific. Both games on FS1.

        Bizarrely, Game One of Twins/Yankees is listed as being on MLB Network.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2019 4:23 pm || Up

          MLB Network gets one game from each Division Series that belongs to Fox, the AL this year, on the days with up to 4 games scheduled. If Yankees Game 1 is on MLB that should mean Astros Game 3 on Monday is the MLB Network game in that series. There aren’t any simulcasts. It allows for some overlapping of games and can prevent the first few innings of a later game from being exiled to Fox Business Channel or someplace like that if the first game is long.

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  78. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2019 6:27 pm

    Canha is just happy it’s balaclava season again.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2019 7:05 pm

    #14 in the scorebook, #1 in our hearts.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 7:19 pm || Up

      Mark ellis? is he in the house?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2019 7:20 pm || Up

        Indeed, with wife and several kids.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 7:23 pm

    on the drive home from foster city, there was an emergency warning cut in on the radio saying there may be a tornado in sonoma county

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Sep 29,2019 9:11 am || Up

      Crazy winds at Dillon Beach yesterday – the friend’s 50th birthday beach oyster shuck was a blow out.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV Sep 29,2019 5:01 pm || Up

      tornado in woodland today.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  81. mikeA Sep 28,2019 7:31 pm

    Sign Olson to a 15 year contract.

    • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2019 7:35 pm || Up

      It’s nice how he’s locked up the next 3-4 gold gloves already.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  82. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 7:31 pm

    soaker question:

    My boss is a twins fan, he was wondering if a suspended player who’s suspension goes over 2 seasons, is he out for only 1 post season or 2?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 8:33 pm || Up

      Short of a lifetime suspension, a suspension would only affect one postseason.

      Any Player who is suspended for a violation of Sections 7.A, 7.E, 7.F, or 7.G.2 involving a Performance Enhancing Substance, or Section 7.B.3 or 7.B.4 involving a Stimulant, shall be barred from participating in the post-season (including, without limitation, being in uniform during his Club’s post-season games) during the season in which his suspension commenced even after completion of his suspension. A Player who began serving a 162-game suspension for a violation involving a Performance Enhancing Substance on the first day of a championship season also will be ineligible to participate in any tie-breaker games during that season after the completion of his suspension. Any Player who is suspended for a violation of the Minor League Drug Program involving a Performance Enhancing Substance that is also banned under the Program and is subsequently promoted to the 40-man roster is barred from participating in the Major League post-season that follows the season in which his suspension under the Minor League Drug Program commenced, even after completion of his suspension.

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  83. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 7:34 pm

    Maybe the defense is good enough to bail out the constipated offense…but that’s what I was hoping for in the Cal game last night.

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  84. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 7:47 pm

    Considering that Hendriks is or should be unavailable I wouldn’t have minded going deeper than 5 IP/73 pitches with Brett.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 7:58 pm || Up

      Diekman coming in for the 4th time in 5 days. What could possibly go wrong?

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 7:58 pm || Up

      Going to trust a 1-run lead to Diekman now. tick tick tick

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  85. andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 7:54 pm

    Canha stealing his way into “scoring position” was quite the display of optimism.

    TINSTAAFK
  86. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 7:55 pm

    hader just gave up a hr to tie the game against rockies

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 8:12 pm || Up

      And Story wins it with a HR to lead off the bottom of the 10th. Damn.

      TINSTAAFK
  87. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 7:56 pm

    this is ridiculous

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  88. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2019 8:04 pm

    I still see no reason to not try the steal 3rd and home plan.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  89. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2019 8:07 pm

    A month more of this bullpen? Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  90. andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 8:11 pm

    We survived 1/3 inning of Diekman!

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      just practicing for the 3 batter minimum

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 8:13 pm || Up

      Thanks for the Billy Strings rec, that was a fun show.

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      • sslinger Sep 28,2019 8:26 pm || Up

        Oh that’s great, I’m glad you went. His new album is now out, played it straight through the other night in PDX.

  91. mother pucker Sep 28,2019 8:18 pm

    There’s really no way to not be concerned about the offense heading into Wednesday right?

    • lenscrafters Sep 28,2019 8:23 pm || Up

      They’re saving it all for Wednesday. That’s the only thing I can tell myself right now.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2019 8:28 pm || Up

        Here’s the glass half full version. It isnt like they arent hitting. Its just the timing. Id feel worse if they were getting 2 baserunners a night.

        But yeah if this isn’t fixed Wed is going to be very frustrating.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 8:28 pm || Up

        The last week has been worrying, but I’m counting on the larger sample size of the full season being more meaningful. It’s not like these guys all just forgot how to hit. I do think they’re a bit worn down, and hope that the 2 or 3 days off will help.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:35 pm || Up

          guys are getting on and a fair percentage of outs are hard hit (hardly hit?)

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • ptbnl Sep 29,2019 11:28 am || Up

            Charlie Morton held the June A’s to 6 hits, 4 walks and 1 run while striking out 13 over 2 games and 13.1 innings. Not promising.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 11:32 am || Up

              We’re due.

              TINSTAAFK
            • mikeA Sep 29,2019 2:14 pm || Up

              14 IP, 13H 8R 6ER 1HR 8BB 12K last year when his overall stats were about the same as this year.

              • mikeA Sep 29,2019 2:24 pm || Up

                Khris (25 career PAs): .143/.280/.429
                Semien (16): .357/.438/.500
                Olson (15): .333/.467/.667
                Chapman (17): .200/.294/.333
                Profar(14): .364/.500/.727
                No one else with 10

  92. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:36 pm

    have we already made the s’all good joke?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  93. andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 8:36 pm

    Brown hitting for Grossman is a little weird.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 8:37 pm || Up

      Ken and Vince have mentioned that Grossman is among the walking wounded (shoulder).

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 8:39 pm || Up

        The expected result, though.

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  94. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:44 pm

    brown for defense?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  95. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:48 pm

    I like murphy better, hut this is getting worrisome

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 8:50 pm

    Jesús saves!
    Playoffs in Oakland!

    TINSTAAFK
  97. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 8:52 pm

    Mmmkay, we’ll try it this way.

    I’m not coming down for the WC game but I’ll be there if it goes to ALDS Games 3 and 4.

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  98. sslinger Sep 28,2019 8:55 pm

    Totally worth staying up late for!

  99. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2019 8:56 pm

    3-2-1

    Shutout coming tomorrow

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  100. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2019 8:59 pm

    See you at the Coliseum Wednesday! I’m thinking A Lot by noon.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2019 9:04 pm || Up

      MLB shows this as a 5:09 start. I probably won’t be able to do the all afternoon tailgate, but will try to make it early enough to stop by.

      TINSTAAFK
  101. mother pucker Sep 28,2019 9:09 pm

    A brief history of the AL wild card game, with the winning team in bold.

    * 2012: Baltimore @ Texas

    * 2013: Tampa Bay @ Cleveland

    * 2014: The game was cancelled

    * 2015: Houston @ New York

    * 2016: Baltimore @ Toronto

    * 2017: Minnesota @ New York

    * 2018: Oakland @ New York

  102. MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2019 9:17 pm

    Mt Davis: $25

    3rd Deck in the bowl: $50

    LOL.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  103. MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2019 10:02 pm

    $25 ticket plus $10 in fees. lol fucking racket.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 10:56 pm || Up

      I go to about 4 different MLB stadiums every year and the A’s prices are as low as they get anywhere. In recent years the Marlins, Royals and Pirates were probably the teams that competed on price with the A’s. It’s definitely something I notice in the travel budget.

      I think MLB rather than the local team sets prices for the World Series, and if the A’s get that far you won’t believe how much that costs. I’m glad I checked that off my bucket list in 1988-1990; I wouldn’t consider it now.

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  104. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 11:39 am

    Khris is in the lineup but it’s going to be tough to hit .247. 16-for-16 brings him to .246 and 17-for-17 would be .248, so he needs more than 17 at-bats today to get there.

    Semien has only missed 22 defensive innings; looks like the final total will be 30 or 31.

    I don’t see any particular individual statistical goals to attain. A pinch-hit homer by either Olson or Chapman would break their tie for the team HR leadership and might also give them the team RBI leadership as they both trail Semien by 1.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 11:47 am || Up

      Semien is still tied with Reggie for the Oakland single-season record for runs scored, and 4 total bases behind Canseco for that Oakland record. (Far behind a bunch of Philadelphia A’s for both franchise records.)
      Might as well swing for the fences in his 1 AB.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 12:05 pm || Up

      Current BB Ref WAR leaders (AL):

      Trout 8.3
      Bregman 8.2
      Semien 8.1

  105. ptbnl Sep 29,2019 12:23 pm

    Bochy’s final game not starting so well.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 12:57 pm || Up

      1052-1053 as Giants manager coming into today.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 1:17 pm || Up

        He’s thought to be a likely Hall of Fame inductee. Of the 22 HOFers who are there primarily as managers, only 2 had losing records for their careers (Connie Mack .486, Bucky Harris .493). Bochy is .497 including his Padres years.

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  106. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 29,2019 12:35 pm

    Let’s say Manaea starts Weds, with an extra day rest. Assuming they advance he could be back for ALDS game 3 at home Mon 10/7. Fiers gets ALDS 1 on Friday (also one extra day rest) and can return for ALDS 5. Or switch them, if thought of Fiers starting twice in Houston gives you pause. Anyway, whoever starts ALDS 2 10/5 and ALDS 4 on 10/8 will be on like 10-14 days rest. I like Bailey or Anderson over Roark in those cases, but that’s a lot of down time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 12:49 pm || Up

      Roark allowed 12 runs in his first 36+ innings as an Athletic, and I thought he might be our best starter (Manaea was just about to come back, and Fiers had started to struggle). Since then he has allowed 16 runs in 14+ innings, and it’s looking pretty clear to leave him out of the rotation.
      It’s still hard to see how Anderson can be successful with such a low K rate in the current offensive environment. Same with Fiers, to a lesser extent. The offense is going to need to wake up in a big way if those guys are matched up against Verlander, Greinke, and Cole.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 1:17 pm || Up

        Third highest GB% in baseball in front of an elite infield defense is how Anderson can be successful. That plus a lot of luck.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2019 4:38 pm || Up

          Anderson for a known 5 I am comfortable with.

          Need up to 135 outs or so, take chunks where you can.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 1:02 pm || Up

      Anderson was pretty good on nine days rest last night. He probably needs the extra time. Bailey, who knows.

    • mikeA Sep 29,2019 2:08 pm || Up

      I think I would take Bailey over Fiers, but probably won’t happen. I would go Bailey, Anderson (lots of FBs for Fiers, so better to have in start in Oak), Manaea, Fiers, Bailey.

  107. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 29,2019 12:57 pm

    Hit #1 is gonna be a n8ce accomplishment for this lineup.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  108. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 29,2019 12:58 pm

    That worked.

    Run #1 will be a nice accomplishment for this lineup.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  109. andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 1:40 pm

    The reserves picking right up where the starters left off with RISP.

    TINSTAAFK
  110. mikeA Sep 29,2019 2:05 pm

    I would rather have Martini going into the playoffs against RH starters than Brown or Grossman. Not sure why he didn’t get a chance this year.

  111. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 2:26 pm

    WTF Bob? Petit, really? No Manager of the Year repeat for you!

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    • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 2:29 pm || Up

      Not sure what he’s doing this inning.

      TINSTAAFK
  112. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 2:41 pm

  113. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 2:42 pm

    So it’s going to be 9 of the final 11 games with 3 or fewer runs.

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  114. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 3:02 pm

    A hit in that final at-bat would have given Brown a .307 batting average. Instead he settles for .293.

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  115. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 3:05 pm

    97-65 and a wild card berth. I do have higher expectations this year than I did in 2018.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 3:16 pm || Up

      First time repeating the same record since 1984-1985

  116. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 3:43 pm

    The Brewers and Rockies are going to the 12th inning in Denver. Come on, an intentional walk, 3 balks and head to the airport.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2019 4:15 pm || Up

      That’s close to what they did. Leadoff walk, throwing error on a bunt, wild pitch to end it and head to the airport.

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  117. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 7:09 pm

    We’ve run through various incorrect and irrelevant criminal law theories (no express quid pro quo, hearsay evidence, confrontation clause) and now we’ve already reached the threatening civil war portion of impeachment. This is going to get very weird.

    • dmoas Sep 29,2019 8:54 pm || Up

      I don’t know what will be weirder or worse (both short term ramification of his followers and long term of the nation). If the Senate acquits him. Or if they remove him.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 9:20 pm || Up

        The former would be worse. The latter might be weirder.

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

          the one i hate the most but would work the best: mitch convinces him to resign on personal and family legal force field of some kind.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • dmoas Sep 29,2019 10:33 pm || Up

            I don’t think that’s possible. They could hem and haw and come to some sort of pardoned terms using Pence Federally, but there are still State charges out there that are unavoidable and they’d have no leverage for. But with his ego, there’s also no way I see him resigning.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 1:29 pm || Up

            I would be ok with some form of exile.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 1:49 pm || Up

              Maybe the Brits can lend us Saint Helena.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas Sep 29,2019 10:25 pm || Up

          In the long term, I’d make that guess too. But the not going out quietly part could make it, at least briefly, worse. It depends on truly insane his base actually is and remains. Some of the fallout I’m envisioning may still qualify as weirder than worse though.

  118. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2019 9:22 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2019 9:38 pm || Up

      Damn Just when I learned how to spell Scioscia

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Sep 29,2019 10:27 pm || Up

        *scissors.

        the things you cut contracts with are scissors.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2019 6:48 am || Up

        Šoša

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • dmoas Sep 29,2019 10:28 pm || Up

      Wouldn’t surprise me if they’d prefer a guy like Maddon.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 9:12 am || Up

        Wouldn’t surprise me if he’d prefer a roster like the Padres’.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2019 9:29 am || Up

          Agreed. I heard someone suggesting the Gnats, but the Padres feel like just his specialty.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2019 11:51 am || Up

          If Maddon doesn’t want the Angels job I’d think Eric Chavez would be one of the next on the list.

          And as we know Bob Geren will be a hot commodity this offseason, particularly if he bench-coaches the Dodgers all the way to another World Series loss.

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2019 8:59 am || Up

      No they have to go make more copies of their job placement quizzes.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 11:29 am || Up

      And…fired.

  119. Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 29,2019 11:40 pm

    What ho, gentlemen (are there any other ladies still here?), it’s the FKing drummer checking in after a long absence. I was delighted to almost immediately decode SBaHBoR – that moniker, though not the acronym, had also occurred to me, because he’s the only position player who doesn’t have a beat yet, and I was trying to think if there was anything in the LBaHBoR catalog that we could adapt.
    But I think we’ll wait to be sure he’s on the playoff roster.
    Hoping to see many of you at the yard in a long postseason run!

    • colin colin Sep 30,2019 7:56 am || Up

      Welcome back! I was just hoping that the upcoming playoffs were going to bring back some FKers.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 8:03 am || Up

      The beat goes on! Batgirl popped up a week or so ago, so you’re not the only FK’er still repping the XX.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  120. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 8:57 am

    Happy birthday Jesus Luzardo (says my A’s pet calendar).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  121. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 12:39 pm

    So fucking Burfict.

    "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 30,2019 12:43 pm || Up

      That guy has been a dangerous, reckless asshole since college, if not earlier. Not sure what the Raiders expected.

      • MikeV MikeV Sep 30,2019 1:14 pm || Up

        Earlier.

        He was supposed to go to USC, but then was a FKup in high school and ended up at ASU.

        Then he was a 1st round talent, but went undrafted because he was a POS.

        He should be out of the league. There is a significant difference between hitting hard blah blah vs legit trying to injure guys.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2019 2:48 pm || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2019 6:50 pm || Up

        “Burfict is to gratuitous head shots as the Raiders are to bad signings.”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  122. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2019 2:39 pm

    Funniest part of this alarming story about the globetrotting activities of the Attorney General of the United States.

    But the high level Justice Department focus on intelligence operatives’ conduct will likely cheer Trump and other conservatives for whom “investigate the investigators” has become a rallying cry.

    As if this is something Barr is just doing on his own that Trump will be pleasantly surprised to learn about.

    • dmoas Sep 30,2019 3:11 pm || Up

      He’s literally consorting against other nations against his own. It’s at the very border of treason as defined by the Constitution. And the one who would prosecute him is himself. And the GOP has no problem with him doing it so it goes. I don’t know about a Civil War, but if something doesn’t change, the country is done. And the firing shot, so to speak, is going to be how the GOP handles the Impeachment trial that will be coming and how the public response to it both immediately and in 2020. If they acquit and we don’t see not just a majority in the Senate but an overwhelming collapse of their Congressional power, it’s basically pointless to try to keep the nation together.

      • AV AV Sep 30,2019 4:59 pm || Up

        the country is done.

        even if you control for bots, the country is cognitive dissonance personified.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • ptbnl Sep 30,2019 8:01 pm || Up

          What is there to know about Trump now that wasn’t known in 2016?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • AV AV Sep 30,2019 9:41 pm || Up

            not the tweet, the thread.

            and not about what’s to know. it’s about how people think about what they know (or think they know).

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • dmoas Sep 30,2019 8:55 pm || Up

          I’ve been a peaceful secessionist since well before all the 2016 mess occurred. It seemed pretty obvious where we’ve been heading as a nation. Our system is so far beyond broken and manipulated beyond repair. Short of an insane and likely bloody rebellion this isn’t getting fixed. Best to go our separate ways where we can retain more power over how we fix things. I’d be happy to be proven wrong, but I don’t see it happening, at every turn we have too much power and too much stupid pulling us apart.

          • ptbnl Sep 30,2019 10:11 pm || Up

            Few empires expire peacefully.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  123. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2019 3:51 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2019 3:52 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • dmoas Sep 30,2019 4:02 pm || Up

        With any luck, that means he struggles to identify the curve ball.

  124. lenscrafters Oct 1,2019 10:04 am

    Dreamed last night that we started Gregerson (seriously wtf?) and Barreto came up to the plate as the last out. It’s gonna be a long couple of days.

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