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WC Game 2: Deeper than the shit we’re in 232

Now the Twins, that’s a team whose shit really doesn’t work in the playoffs. Ours can and has and will again.

It’s another perfect day in the best place on earth. Yeah there’s more smoke and the eyes burn a little, and those cracks in the foundation got a lot bigger and that stupid fucking red alarm won’t stop flashing and the incessant creeping anxiety got cranked up to the tightest yet but goddamnit this is our home.

Semien, La Stella, Ramon, Canha, Pinder, Olson, Khris, Piscotty, Murphy. Bassitt.

"Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

232 thoughts on “WC Game 2: Deeper than the shit we’re in

  1. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 11:49 am

    I guess I’m a homer, but the Twins have the reason/excuse that they just were not close to as good as the Yankee teams they always seemed to play. We have usually been pretty close to as good and, as a result, there is no reason the coin wont flip to our side today.

    clap clap clapclapclap

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 11:54 am || Up

      Reasons for optimism:
      Chicago’s vaunted record against lefty starters means they were 21-25 against righty starters.
      The second best record in the majors against lefty starters was Oakland (something like 11-3).

      Reasons for pessimism:
      Already covered extensively.

      TINSTAAFK
  2. batgirl batgirl Sep 30,2020 12:00 pm

    I’m pumped let’s do this!

  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:02 pm

    Where the fuck is the A’s game, I’m seeing enough failing hitters as it is.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:03 pm || Up

      MLB Network or espn news

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  4. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 12:07 pm

    I turned around in the kitchen this morning and saw the heating element in the oven succumb in a blaze of glory. We’ll see what kind of an omen that is.

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  5. elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 12:15 pm

    Alex Rodriguez’ obsession with bunt is unbearable

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 12:16 pm

    Gonna try to change the mojo by going radio today.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 12:22 pm || Up

      I had enough of Jessica Mendoza yesterday. And Ray is likely to stay more on-topic in postseason.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 12:23 pm || Up

        Even Fleming, who I generally enjoy, was tough to take yesterday. I think partly because he wasn’t in the stadium and partly because of Mendoza talking over him.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 9:22 pm || Up

          Per this Athletic article:

          -ESPN made Flemming fly to Charlotte to call the games from an ESPN studio there. They let him call college football games from his house in San Francisco, but that wouldn’t cut it for playoff baseball I guess.

          -Mendoza, meanwhile, is commentating from her house in Bend, Oregon. Apparently the studio requirement is only for play-by-play announcers. She was getting Flemming’s audio on a slight delay in the first game, which is part of why she kept talking over him.

          -Flemming thinks Bob’s headset was working during the on-field interview, but that he couldn’t hear it because the between innings music at the Coliseum is extra loud this year at the request of the players. “They were supposed to turn down the music for us so that we could do those interviews, and they didn’t.”

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 9:26 pm || Up

            good god that is all such garbage

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 9:40 pm || Up

              Honestly just hire Dallas Braden to do the color on site. Pair him with Benetti if you need to balance it out.

          • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 9:51 pm || Up

            Flemming should be at the Coliseum, period. Disney has been trying to move to these remote calls even before COVID and I guess they’re trying to prove it works, but they’re doing the opposite.

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 9:54 pm || Up

              I won’t work as well as live for any sport. the trick is to make us not care/

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  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:20 pm

    That second pitch to Abreu was scary but otherwise good beginning for the Hound

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 12:23 pm

    Gameday appears to want to wait and send me 2 pitches at a time. So that’s fun.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. batgirl batgirl Sep 30,2020 12:31 pm

    Woooooo!!!!!

  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:32 pm

    A lead! Hooray, a lead!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 12:33 pm

    Feels like the clouds parting. I just hope we’re not in the eye of the hurricane.

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  12. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 12:33 pm

    the radio seems to have theweekday summer day campers shouting “let’s go Oakland”

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:36 pm || Up

      That is a strong endorsement.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 12:34 pm

    hell and yes

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. sslinger Sep 30,2020 12:34 pm

    It’s nice to have a lead – now we just need a SDI.

    Did anyone else catch the Reds tootblan-ing their way into these extra innings? World class effort there.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:14 pm || Up

      Reds have stranded five runners without scoring in three extra innings so far.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:21 pm || Up

        36 K’s in that game so far.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:36 pm || Up

          And the Reds leave ’em loaded in the 13th!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:46 pm || Up

            A’s finally play decently in a postseason game and it’s on ESPN Catorce.

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            • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:49 pm || Up

              On ESPN2 now that the Twins/*s ended.

              TINSTAAFK
              • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:52 pm || Up

                And now (finally) switched to ESPN five minutes later.

                TINSTAAFK
                • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:53 pm || Up

                  I wasn’t happy that MLB Network went to their studio right in the middle of an at bat. Wait until the next natural break in the game to do that.

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  15. mikeA Sep 30,2020 12:37 pm

    Really seems like it should be Luis Ro-bear

    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 12:39 pm || Up

      I had only seen his name in print, and was surprised by that yesterday.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 12:46 pm || Up

      it is. He was asked to pronounce it. he said I dont care, after much haranguing, he said it, but I think the rolling r at the beginning make the white sox press give up and call him Bob Clemete or Mike Cuellar or whatever

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  16. batgirl batgirl Sep 30,2020 12:51 pm

    home run home run home run

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:51 pm

    I can’t imagine any replay angle can be definitive on a ball like that.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 12:51 pm

    Fosse thinks homer.

  19. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 12:52 pm

    Surely replay will go in our favor.

    TINSTAAFK
  20. batgirl batgirl Sep 30,2020 12:53 pm

    My inner air horn lady is yearning to burst free

    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:00 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  21. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 12:53 pm

    A Semien! Maybe the best Semien ever!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 12:53 pm

    Semien!!!!!!’

  23. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 12:54 pm

    Fair or foul for marcus?

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  24. mikeA Sep 30,2020 12:54 pm

    Nice call by Ken, doesn’t get much better.

  25. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 12:56 pm

    What is going on in Oakland?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  26. elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 1:03 pm

    CANHA!!!

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 1:03 pm

    Wow, nice call vince

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  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:04 pm

    Whoa! Great catch Canha!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 1:05 pm

    I had Canha wish my buddy happy birthday on Cameo. My present is double cool right now.

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:08 pm || Up

      I’m wearing my Canha t-shirt.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:11 pm || Up

        He just seems like a curious, reasonable, grounded guy. More importantly he may have just saved the season.

        "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 30,2020 1:23 pm || Up

          Mark from health class?

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:29 pm || Up

            Yeah he doesn’t drive the coolest car and he’s a ginger but I like him anyway.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:11 pm

    Really want to step on their throats in the 3rd and 4th and save Hendriks and the other top relievers for max use tomorrow.

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    • mikeA Sep 30,2020 1:14 pm || Up

      I will be satisfied to win the game for now.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 1:59 pm || Up

        Agree with both of you. Really want to, but will be thrilled with a win.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 3:19 pm || Up

        Glad you got your wish, Mike.

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  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 1:15 pm

    The Twins are really Twinsing it up.

    • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 1:20 pm || Up

      Buxton TOOTBLAN

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 5:11 pm || Up

        Picked off as a pinch runner, down a run in the eight inning of an elimination game is a special category of TOOTBLAN.

  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:21 pm

    LOL “It was executed to perfection on my part.”

    Call me a boomer or whatever but I’m not on board with the in-game interview.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:25 pm || Up

      That said, Canha was smooth, and it was neat to hear him talk about reading hitters’ swings for positioning.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2020 10:23 am || Up

      If I were asked to do that I would be sure to run it by the manager, which evidently did not happen.

      It was a busy day for Canha, who also wore a microphone for ESPN’s telecast while playing defense in the fourth inning. Melvin said he was unaware that happened until after the game. Canha said he wore a wireless earpiece and it was “a pretty easy setup. … I was still focused and when the pitch was coming, I’d like tune out for a second and lock into the game.”

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  33. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 1:24 pm

    mlb.com and at bat not working

    cool

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  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:27 pm

    Khris!!!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:27 pm

    KHRUSHED!
    Vince said he liked Khris’ confidence at the start of that AB.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:28 pm || Up

      Maybe if the A’s play on he can find a bit of consistency.

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    • mikeA Sep 30,2020 1:29 pm || Up

      Give that man an extension!

  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:33 pm

    Dunno if it’s the channel switch to MLB or what but we’re getting some choice bottom-tier commercials here, Brett Favre hawking copper back pain remedies and fringe mattress companies.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:43 pm

    Nice no FKing around performance by the Hound so far.

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  38. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 1:50 pm

    I know there was a mass firing at MLBAM and they moved offices from NYC to new jersey, but hasn’t AI advanced enough, or we could have actual humans tagging videos so we don’t get titles like “Mark Canha’s impeccable catch”

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  39. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 1:51 pm

    I just noticed the cubs marlins

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    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 1:54 pm || Up

      If you’re looking for a makes-nobody-happy winner this year, you could do a lot worse than the Marlins.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 1:58 pm || Up

        That would certainly enrage me.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 1:59 pm || Up

          How about an all-Florida World Series with Tampa Bay winning two championships inside of a month.

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:01 pm || Up

            Then the Bucs take the SB?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:02 pm || Up

              If Tom Brady wins another Super Bowl, oh god.

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              • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:06 pm || Up

                Against the Pats. That might be enough for me to swear it off entirely.

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:02 pm

    Had an interview then had to lead a meeting. Thank God for Gameday.

    Also Im almost glad I couldnt be listening when Krush went yard-I may have started to cry if I had heard it live.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 2:16 pm

    We didn’t have anyone throwing already?

    TINSTAAFK
  42. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:19 pm

    Vince thinks if the A’s manage to hold on to this game, a fella named Dane Dunning would pitch tomorrow

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:20 pm || Up

      Too bad Bill Krueger isn’t available to oppose him.

    • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 2:20 pm || Up

      That’s what they were saying on tv too. The other option, Dylan Cease, was warming up in this game.

      TINSTAAFK
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:19 pm

    Way to go Hound!

    "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 30,2020 2:21 pm || Up

      the curse of Jeff Samardjiza has bitten them so far in this game.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:22 pm || Up

        I’m waiting for Michael Ynoa to come out of their bullpen.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:23 pm || Up

          Trips over bullpen mound and hasto go to the IL.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:20 pm

    NOT to get ahead of ourselves, but Bassitt would have to pitch game 1 against the Astros.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:25 pm

    no one up?

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  46. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:25 pm

    They cant send Hound back out for the 8th can they?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  47. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:26 pm

    I’m waiting for “Diekman up-Melvin just called us and told us he knows best…”.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:32 pm

    Make this easy, Hendriks.

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  49. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:33 pm

    I don’t get this. I know Liam thinks he is invincible and wants to go three days in a row, but someone else has to be ablt to get three outs before 4 runs score

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:37 pm || Up

      The espn crew speculates he’s in for the tough hitters and someone else could take the 9th, but that seems unlike the A’s.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 2:36 pm

    They are not using him for 6 outs, right? Just for the heart of the order.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:38 pm || Up

      A 3-run homer in the bottom of the 8th would be more than a little welcome.

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  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:39 pm

    Fuck. Now what Bob? Hendriks is missing his spots.

    "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 30,2020 2:46 pm || Up

      Trying to decide if I want Petit, Soria, or Diekman to give me the ninth inning heart attack, assuming I survive this inning.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:47 pm || Up

        It’s five o’clock somewhere…

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:51 pm || Up

          Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  52. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:42 pm

    Flashbacks to Game 4 in 1992 aren’t good.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 2:56 pm || Up

      Eck threw 41 pitches that day, 1.2 IP, 5 H, gave up 2 inherited runs and then the 2 runs on the homer that was basically the moment that ended that era in A’s history.

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  53. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:43 pm

    Hendriks has nothing get the pen up now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • mother pucker Sep 30,2020 2:45 pm || Up

      Agree. He has zero control of any of his pitches.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:47 pm || Up

        as shown by that strike three to mazara

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  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:43 pm

    Beane is somewhere kicking the shit out of some exercise equipment right now.

  55. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:46 pm

    That was a gift.

    "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 30,2020 2:47 pm || Up

      “Taken inside…..CORNER ring him up!” -Korach

  56. mother pucker Sep 30,2020 2:47 pm

    Wow, what an atrocious call.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:50 pm || Up

      May the spirit of livan Verlander bless you

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      • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 2:51 pm || Up

        Now we can’t say we’re never on the right end of those.

        TINSTAAFK
  57. mother pucker Sep 30,2020 2:48 pm

    This has to be his last batter right?

  58. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 2:50 pm

    Soria? Petit? Wendelken? Montas? Dare I say Diekman?

    "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 30,2020 2:52 pm || Up

      Diekman for engle (r) Hitter for dyson Jimenez (r) and madrigal?

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 2:53 pm || Up

      I mean I accept that they kill LHs but it is also the bottom of the order.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:54 pm || Up

      Montas gets the 12th or 13th.

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 2:51 pm

    If it gets that far, Bob vs. Dusty is going to be an epic showdown of postseason pitching management.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 2:54 pm || Up

      If its the A’s or the white sox, Dusty’s smoke and mirror using his starters to piggyback is not gonna flay in a longer series. Maybe 5 game, but not a 7 game series

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  60. aardvark Sep 30,2020 2:54 pm

    And here I thought a 5 run lead in the 8th would be a fun time to tune in.

  61. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 2:56 pm

    Fiers complete game tomorrow will solve all our problems.

    TINSTAAFK
  62. aardvark Sep 30,2020 2:58 pm

    At the cut to commercials it looked like Hendricks is…going back out…?

  63. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:00 pm

    Ken and Ray are confused. they don’t understand that Lastella and Kemp are bad at defense

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  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 3:00 pm

    Perhaps Hendriks just needed to get more angry at himself. Advice from Grant Balfour no doubt.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 3:02 pm || Up

      Jarrod Dyson at the plate in the ninth is a sight for sore eyes too.

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  65. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:00 pm

    Dyson?

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  66. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:02 pm

    Fosse name checks fake fosse twitter

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  67. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:04 pm

    40 pitches. cool

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 3:06 pm || Up

      He was shaking out his arm before he pitched to Anderson too. Both of those were nothing hangers at 88 mph.

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  68. mother pucker Sep 30,2020 3:06 pm

    What a fking disaster.

  69. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 3:06 pm

    GET SOMEONE UP IN THE PEN DAMNIT!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  70. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:07 pm

    It is different than the last couple I guess.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  71. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:09 pm

    This is criminal.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  72. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 3:11 pm

    This has a chance to be quite a coda to the Melvin Era.

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  73. aardvark Sep 30,2020 3:12 pm

    This is the most Oakland A’s thing ever.

  74. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 3:12 pm

    If they’d gone to Petit/Soria/Diek the 8th and 9th and we ended up here we’d at least have Hendriks available both today and tomorrow.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  75. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:13 pm

    Walk Grandal hit abreu in about 14 pitches, then we get the showdown for the win

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  76. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:15 pm

    Speechless

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  77. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 3:16 pm

    JFC did gamblers get to BoMel or something?

    TINSTAAFK
  78. batgirl batgirl Sep 30,2020 3:17 pm

    A’s don’t do that to me again.

  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 3:17 pm

    Oh thank fucking goodness that was the most horrible playoff win I can remember. I’m livid.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • mother pucker Sep 30,2020 3:19 pm || Up

      It overshadows from how awesome Bassitt was, and yet, I totally, fully, 100% concur.

  80. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:18 pm

    dead

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  81. mother pucker Sep 30,2020 3:23 pm

    It *has* to be Fiers tomorrow…

    … and while Fiers wasn’t great this season, on the whole, he was more effective than Manaea and would be facing a team that has decapitated LHP (and demonstrated these only 24 hours ago against a much better pitcher).

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:24 pm || Up

      Fiers and a cast of thousands in the pen.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 3:40 pm || Up

        Specifically a bridge plan, a few guys (JBW or even Petit) to immediately bail out Fiers as first sign of trouble, then warm up Montas long and slow to throw the next 2-5 innings.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:50 pm || Up

          Agreed. Would prefer Petit late but he is the situational option. Would also plan for 1-2 of the right hitters for Diekman.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  82. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 3:24 pm


    Great, looking forward to it.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:29 pm || Up

      I’m available too for at least a batter.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • sslinger Sep 30,2020 4:03 pm || Up

      I would suspect he’ll be fine for an inning tomorrow.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 7:12 am || Up

        I think we’ve seen this before from him, coming back the next day after a bad, long outing and dominating. Anger gives him strength, and he’ll know he has three days off to follow.

  83. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 3:38 pm

    Key to the game is not the starter, its the 100 runs they need to score in the 1st

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 3:44 pm || Up

      Agreed. Heck, I’d settle for 85.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  84. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 5:13 pm

    Road Trip!

  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2020 5:55 pm

    This Naylor guy on the Clevelands is a lot of fun.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 6:34 pm || Up

      “A better hitting Matt Stairs.”

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 8:46 pm || Up

      WHAT ARE YOU DOING ALOMAR

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 8:51 pm || Up

        OK he knows his team better than I do.

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  86. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 6:02 pm

    Higher-seeded home teams fall to 2-5 in Game 1’s with the Dodgers pending.

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  87. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 6:24 pm

    PSA: When Jeopardy is preempted, Channel 7 and the on-screen guide don’t always do a good job of communicating when it will air instead, but apparently the official site has it covered.

    TINSTAAFK
  88. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 6:48 pm

    Starting pitching for the Clevelands isn’t quite getting it done here.

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  89. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 7:16 pm

    i tuned in to sterling to say “well, susyn” and within moments “Gio urshela what a happy fella” after the grand slam

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  90. andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 7:55 pm

    Isn’t this game like 3 hours in, even after the rain delay?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 8:03 pm || Up

      First pitch 751…eastern?

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 8:09 pm || Up

      The Dodgers game is going to pass this one.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 8:37 pm || Up

        Also, I didn’t see any of the Reds-Braves game earlier today but that was 4:39 and apparently Vasgersian and Rodriguez called that one too, so they are going to pile up about 9 hours on-air. If the Cleveland Baseball Team were to win tonight they are *scheduled* to call both of those games tomorrow as well.

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        • andeux andeux Sep 30,2020 9:47 pm || Up

          Top of the 9th, coming up on 5 hours. I keep checking to make sure I am doing that math correctly.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 9:49 pm || Up

            And it’s tied again. Dodgers game finishing before this one may not have been exaggerating (as usual).

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 9:49 pm || Up

            can we change the rul so they can have a runner at second next inning?

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2020 10:54 pm || Up

          This Defector piece today talks about the ways they’re also cutting huge #s of camera and production people, who are largely freelancers.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  91. lenscrafters Sep 30,2020 8:03 pm

    Woohoo! We won today!

  92. elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 9:57 pm

    And now waking up to ARod praising hitting shitty ground balls. Great

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  93. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 10:06 pm

    I want the yankees to win, but watching the game I cannot help but reflexively root against them

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    • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 10:23 pm || Up

      I can’t bring myself to do it. Too bullying and too full of themselves. They are to baseball what Trump is to America and what America is to the rest of the world.

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  94. elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 10:07 pm

    Indians, down to the last AB, send up the guy who had .348 OPS in the regular season

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    • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 10:10 pm || Up

      And he promptly reaches on a strikeout. Good call, skipper!

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2020 10:10 pm || Up

      Hey, any way you can get on base and keep it going.

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  95. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 10:18 pm

    “We had a tough year since the start of Spring Training, but now it’s all about playing great baseball,” Correa said. “I think we showed everybody we have a solid team. Minnesota, in a lot of brackets, was supposed to win the World Series. We swept a great team in Minnesota, and I think we deserve a lot of respect as a team.”

    Can someone please let me in on some of the brackets that Correa is in? I’m not a betting man but I feel like I could make a lot of $ against all of these people who are favoring MIN to win the series.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 10:20 pm || Up

      THey have never gotten it. The victim mentality is so strong in all of them.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2020 10:32 pm || Up

        My God, I just made the mistake of venturing into a Twitter search of Mike Fiers to see what the world is talking about. Dont ever do a search on Twitter..I now have to go wash my soul.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • elcroata elcroata Sep 30,2020 10:26 pm || Up

      Scrappy fighters with the heart of gold going against a rigged system

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  96. lenscrafters Sep 30,2020 10:45 pm

    I’m going out on a limb and predicting Wendelken getting the start tomorrow. Wendelken for 2+, then you bring in Montas for 2, maybe Fiers for a couple if the A’s are ahead by 3+ at that point. Soria/Petit as the bridge to Hendriks if available.

    The main thing I think is not falling behind early, and I think Wendelken is probably the best righty on the roster to do that right now, excluding the guys you can’t pitch in the early innings (Soria/Hendriks). Hope Wendelken starts off with a couple of 0s and then you score early and often on Dunning like you did today.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 10:55 pm || Up

      Dunning, from his fangraphs profile seemed like the generic 92 fastball slider guy that the A’s beat up on this year which means a perfect game for 5

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 11:11 am || Up

        Pretty lukewarm vote of confidence here.

        “We believe he’s capable,” manager Rick Renteria said Thursday morning during a video call with reporters. “He showed us some signs of being able to manage pitching in the big leagues, and doing it well. I think this will be a nice look into that. … It’s one of those games where it’s all hands on deck.”

  97. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 30,2020 11:11 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  98. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 8:50 am

    • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 1,2020 9:06 am || Up

      The last part is definitely true. If they sent Fiers out there throwing left handed I would be super concerned.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • vignette17 Oct 1,2020 9:35 am || Up

        All I’m saying is that they’d never expect it.

        Honestly, I’ve always quite liked Melvin (especially when he’s replacing OldBob, Ken, and Art). But yesterday was probably his roughest moment as a manager. Starting lefty Fiers in the smoke? That’s just pizzazz.

  99. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 1,2020 9:08 am

    My sole goal at work today is to avoid getting scheduled for any meetings this afternoon.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 9:40 am || Up

      I had one during the ninth yesterday. Bad experience, would not recommend.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 1,2020 9:43 am || Up

        I am nearly mirroring my schedule of meeting from yesterday. Hopefully good for us-but I am sure it isnt good for the consultant who wants my input on a new report we need designed.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  100. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 9:58 am

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 10:26 am || Up

      Looking ahead a round, which I should not be doing, it looks like TBS has slots on Monday at 2 and 5:30 pacific. Would they start the Yankees at 8:30 eastern?

      • Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2020 10:36 am || Up

        Those time slots for future rounds can be and often have been changed. Pulling them forward to 1 and 4:30 would work better.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 10:43 am || Up

          Would they run the Yankees against Monday Night Football is another question.

    • andeux andeux Oct 1,2020 10:36 am || Up

      It really is bullshit.
      The players clearly hate it. And it’s probably a slight advantage for the team from the earlier time zone, taking away some of our earned home-field advantage.
      And it’s not really a good time for fans of either team playing.
      And even for a national TV audience it doesn’t make much sense to me, as they scheduled more (overlapping) games during those daytime hours and fewer for prime time. (Plus, let’s face it, the national audience doesn’t care about a White Sox/A’s series anyway.)

      They should really give the home team some say in the schedule for early-round games, but it seems like that will just never happen.

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 1,2020 10:57 am || Up

        Oh Im sure some home teams get some say…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 10:58 am || Up

          True power is not even having to say

    • elcroata elcroata Oct 1,2020 11:10 am || Up

      It pisses me off, and is one of the reasons I could not bring myself to root for the Yankees, no matter the opponent

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  101. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 10:56 am

  102. andeux andeux Oct 1,2020 11:10 am

    TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Oct 1,2020 11:14 am || Up

      Although “only” 90 when you include the wood-smoke correction factor.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  103. Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2020 11:24 am

    For as PO’d as we get at the A’s, it’s the Cincinnati Reds who are about to redefine “epic failure”.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 11:26 am || Up

      Trevor Bauer’s comments at the end of this one are going to be choice.

    • andeux andeux Oct 1,2020 11:33 am || Up

      I just hope they finish doing it in the next 37 minutes.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 11:42 am || Up

        Turned up the sound on this game just in time to hear them talking about DJ LaMahieu and Aaron Judge.

        • Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2020 11:53 am || Up

          ESPN orders all their announcers to do that. It’s awful in college football. “While this game between Cal and Colorado goes on below us, let’s talk about Alabama, Clemson and what the playoff standings might look like this week.”

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      • andeux andeux Oct 1,2020 11:57 am || Up

        OK Atlanta, you can stop scoring now and just get this over with.

        TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Oct 1,2020 11:48 am || Up

      I’ve been in Cincinnati for four years now, and that’s long enough to know that this is the most Cincinnati-sports thing ever.

      • Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2020 11:51 am || Up

        At least they’re not going to lose both 1-0.

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  104. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 1,2020 11:31 am

    I will assume the A’s are going to lose until I see Jose Abreu on the mound in the 8th

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  105. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2020 11:50 am

    Marcel Ozuna just stopped halfway to first during his home run trot to strike a pose. That’s a new one.

  106. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 1,2020 12:01 pm

    It’s gotten so bad in Cincinnati, they’ve put in a position player

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  107. andeux andeux Oct 1,2020 12:09 pm

    Bumped to ESPN2 for the first few minutes.

    TINSTAAFK

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