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DS Game 2: This seems familiar 114

So that game 1 sure was a disappointment. If only we had a recent example of our resiliency…

While I am not in the immediate vicinity of Chavez Ravine, I can at least tell you in the south bay of LA it feels a bit cooler today. Hopefully that keeps at least some baseballs in the park.

Semien,La Stella,Pinder,Canha,KD,Olson,Murphy,Laureano,and Piscotty

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

114 thoughts on “DS Game 2: This seems familiar

  1. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 1:17 pm

    And yes I do believe we messed the whole thing up by not putting up a game thread. I also wore a new shirt very similar to the new shirt I wore during game 1 of the last round. So yesterday was 100% on me folks. Sorry, wont happen again.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 1:20 pm || Up

      mikeA might’ve played the manticore card too soon.

      "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 6,2020 1:22 pm || Up

      Scapegoats are important for community. We might have to exile you to the wilderness with all of our sins, Aces.

    • ptbnl Oct 6,2020 3:16 pm || Up

      Everything went to hell as soon as I checked on the game … that one was on me.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 1:21 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Oct 6,2020 1:31 pm || Up

      it’s like she doesn’t know the term yatch rock.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 1:42 pm

    Shouldn’t they paint BLM on the back of the mound?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 1:42 pm

    kelly green >>> hi-liter orange

  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 1:44 pm

    I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 1:53 pm

    Somehow the TBS crew spent the whole inning talking about the A’s rotating cast of hitters in the three spot without once mentioning the name “Chapman.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 1:59 pm

    I am flabbergasted that TBS/MLB hasn’t made the A’s change hats. The green screen effect is hilarious and really takes you out of the action

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:01 pm

    So, anyone want to sign up for a month of Ed treatment?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:23 pm || Up

      In your capacity as a defense attorney? A baseball coach? Or did you mean ED treatment?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:04 pm

    Khrushed!

  10. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 2:05 pm

    There clearly is a second act in the life of Krush.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:06 pm

    Three straight curves to Khris, hanging the third one. OK.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:09 pm || Up

      This guy just does not seem to like throwing fastballs.

  12. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:14 pm

    I like having a guy lastella in the lineup. He seems really JV in the field

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:19 pm

    I knew we were fked as soon as they said Springer had never hit a HR off of Manaea.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:21 pm || Up

      Another pitch on the outside corner that he managed to pull, same as yesterday.
      Maybe need to pound him inside.

      TINSTAAFK
  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:19 pm

    Yay Khris! Damnit Springer. (I had to take a work call)

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. sslinger Oct 6,2020 2:20 pm

    Fk you for talking about how Springer hadn’t had a homer off of Manaea.

  16. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:20 pm

    one was never going to do it

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. lenscrafters Oct 6,2020 2:25 pm

    I thought Ramon would be someone who could rise to the occasion in the postseason but so far no dice.

  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:25 pm

    Dusty says it’s unseasonably warm there, silently wonders if the team with darker skin tones has the advantage.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:26 pm

    Nice shot of Dusty hocking a loogie out the bottom of his mask.

  20. lenscrafters Oct 6,2020 2:29 pm

    What the fuck was that Piscotty.

  21. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:30 pm

    I do not know about dusty. i think this season, and this post season especially, he really has lost the team. He is letting them say stupid stuff everyday, and still be aggrieved.

    Its dumb

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 2:32 pm || Up

      It could be he knows this is it win or lose so he is writing out the lineup card and hoping he can catch lightning in a bottle. But it doesnt seem like he was the type that would do that.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:33 pm || Up

      I doubt he ever had the team, forced upon them as a PR fig leaf from an otherwise unrepentant organization.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:34 pm || Up

      Being aggrieved has always been a big part of his shtick. It’s one of the reasons I could never stand him, but it may be an effective baseball management technique.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:40 pm || Up

        It’s probably an effective approach with this bunch of assholes. Everyone’s mad at you? That’s just because they are jealous. It’s you who should be mad at them!

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 7,2020 9:25 am || Up

  22. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 2:30 pm

    Glad the guy who has had knee issues decided to be aggressive. TOOTBLAN

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:35 pm || Up

      I’m fine with aggressive baserunning if it’s going to be close, but he was out by like 15 feet.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:37 pm || Up

        Yeah, worthwhile risk strategy but poor choice of opportunity.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:41 pm

    I do not like that kyle tucker motherfucker. seems real whiny

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 7,2020 7:46 pm || Up

      [taps sign]

      Kyle tucker is a motherfucker

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 2:46 pm

    Probably don’t let Manaea face Springer a third time.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 3:00 pm || Up

      Or Maldonado a second time apparently.

      TINSTAAFK
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:50 pm

    Pinder! What a blast!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:50 pm

    Damn, Chad. That went a long way.

  27. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:56 pm

    I don’t know, maybe dusty had a point about sluggers that clog up the bases

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 2:57 pm

    Your run of the mill 4-3-6? The PxP was real bad so Im assuming ground ball into the shift making the DP?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:58 pm || Up

      Hard grounder to Altuve. He threw to first knowing that there wasn’t much risk of Khris making a close tag play at second.

    • lenscrafters Oct 6,2020 2:59 pm || Up

      Yeah, I’m ok with never seeing Manaea start another playoff game.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:59 pm

    This is very frustrating.

  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 3:03 pm

    A’s are gonna have win at least one game this series by out-slugging the Astros. Better start soon.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 3:23 pm || Up

      The problem seems to be that they have more good hitters than we do.
      (Or more specifically, that our hitters never seem to all be good at the same time.)

      TINSTAAFK
  31. whiteshoes40 Oct 6,2020 3:03 pm

    What sort of nonsense ballpark is this

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 3:18 pm

    We’re really going with Minor on a back-to-back. OK.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 3:29 pm || Up

      Another good call by Melvin. Pinder KD and Minor our stars of the game so far.

      "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 6,2020 3:43 pm || Up

        Turns out Minor is our best pitcher. Good to know.

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 3:43 pm

    OK boys let’s get some taters!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 4:03 pm || Up

      Alright how bout some dingers?!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 4:23 pm || Up

        I will accept some dongs!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. sslinger Oct 6,2020 3:48 pm

    Meanwhile, Nadal is playing the 19-year-old wunderkind Sinner in a great match. Apparently the first time a match at the French has gone beyond midnight, partly because the Schwartzman/Thiem match went over 5 hours.

  35. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 3:49 pm

    Cant wait until 10/24 or so when we hear that Canha is having surgery on his shoulder and how it really hindered his approach the last 2-3 weeks. Perfect cleanup hitter.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 3:51 pm || Up

      Although I praised Bob’s lineup decisions earlier today, I am definitely wondering about that one. He sure hasn’t looked right recently.

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 3:53 pm || Up

        Yeah the way it has been having Murphy so low in the order is a huge mistake.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 3:59 pm

    Just remembered they haven’t used Grienke yet. FK.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:48 pm || Up

      Hmmm

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:12 pm

    Depressing stuff. They are not competitive at the moment.

    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 4:14 pm || Up

      Second game in a row the offense has disappeared after the 4th inning, which is the opposite of the regular season MO. Maybe part of it is the shadows there, that they just mentioned.

      TINSTAAFK
  38. andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 4:16 pm

    Why the fk is Hendriks warming up?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:17 pm || Up

      Our three runs in the bottom of the inning are going to come too fast to get him loose.

  39. batgirl batgirl Oct 6,2020 4:17 pm

    Could we just once go into the playoffs hot. This is just sad. I should be used to it, but it sucks anew each time.

  40. sslinger Oct 6,2020 4:25 pm

    C’mon, let’s get some guys on.

  41. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 4:25 pm

    a bloop and a bloop and a blast

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  42. AV AV Oct 6,2020 4:31 pm

    is this thing out of 3 or out of 5?

    also, stephen miller.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:40 pm || Up

      Out of 5…but also out of 3 probably…

      And don’t try to cheer me up…

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:55 pm || Up

        Uh, but if you’ve got some news on these two

        “We need to take away children,” Mr. Sessions told the prosecutors, according to participants’ notes. One added in shorthand: “If care about kids, don’t bring them in. Won’t give amnesty to people with kids.”

        Rod J. Rosenstein, then the deputy attorney general, went even further in a second call about a week later, telling the five prosecutors that it did not matter how young the children were. He said that government lawyers should not have refused to prosecute two cases simply because the children were barely more than infants.

        • AV AV Oct 6,2020 5:47 pm || Up

          sessions i get. but i didn’t realize rosenstein’s sanctimony went this far.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 5:03 pm || Up

      Since Mrs. Miller got it back in May I can only assume even she finds Steven Miller unfuckable.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Oct 6,2020 5:50 pm || Up

        hey now. if marrying into one’s aversion therapy worked for pence…

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 4:32 pm

    Crap

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 4:34 pm

    Nuts.

    If there is one thing that defines this team though, its having their backs to the wall

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:35 pm

    Seen a lot of playoff series where the A’s lost and I thought they were equal or better than the other team but just choked. This is not one of those series so far.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 5:01 pm || Up

      Yep, Astros look like the better team by a lot. Fuckers.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. lenscrafters Oct 6,2020 4:47 pm

    Yes, the offense has been inconsistent at best, but they really need a starter to step the FK up. There’s been 7 playoff games since Lester 2014, and only one time has a starter managed to get past 5. Montas and Luzardo are both more than capable of dominating, it’s time to just fucking do it.

  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:50 pm

    Feels like the A’s could use a change of scenery in this series that they are not going to get.

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 4:52 pm

    !

    • lenscrafters Oct 6,2020 5:00 pm || Up

      If we can just beat Urquidy tomorrow, we can still take this.

      • mother pucker Oct 6,2020 5:58 pm || Up

        I agree, though starting Luzardo worries me more than it should.

  49. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 5:00 pm

    The last couple of years I have felt like “well it is awful but this team is young and talent is coming up”. I dont feel like that now-the pipeline is pretty much done and contracts are going to start coming due. And with no change on the stadium/ownership front we have a potential fire sale/reload situation looming. Glad this afternoon was and tomorrow will be busy with work.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 5:07 pm || Up

      I was trying to think of a scenario where this team is better next year. Healthy Chapman, first full seasons for Murphy and Luzardo…but everything else should be neutral or worse. And after next season it’s blow up time.

      • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 6:12 pm || Up

        There is still a good youngish core (Chapman, Olson, Laureano, Murphy, Montas, Luzardo).
        Khris being good again for a year would be a nice bonus.

        But Semien, La Stella, Grossman, Hendriks, Soria, Petit, Fiers (plus assorted spare parts) are already a lot of significant roles to fill for a team that doesn’t spend money and whose best prospects aren’t ready.
        La Stella might come back reasonably cheap. Hendriks may be worth throwing money at.
        Shortstop is the most gaping hole. I doubt they will want to commit big money to Semien for 4-5 years, and am not sure they should.

        TINSTAAFK
        • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 6:14 pm || Up

          Agreed. Though he has brought his contract down throughout the season.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 6:26 pm || Up

          Petit and soria we can thank and excuse

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 6:34 pm || Up

            Sure, but it’s another place where we are likely to be a little worse next year.
            Same with Fiers. We shouldn’t re-sign him, he’s a fifth starter, but he gave us some decent innings and we don’t know if Kaprielian or Jefferies or whoever will be even that good.

            TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 6:32 pm || Up

          There’s a good young core you could turn into a real championship contender with a big acquisition or two. But they aren’t going to do that.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 8:35 pm || Up

            Very 03-04 feel.

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 10:18 pm || Up

            Exactly. I dont think there area lot of pieces missing. But they are pieces you will have to pay for and it will be more than resigning La Stella (which we really really should do).

            The storyline was this group gets us to where we are at least ready to start putting a gold shovel in the ground, which then means we spend more in advance of opening day. But this fantastic year has put the little chance that had of happening on ice. Even the scenario where HT goes belly up and we back into a new Coli is scrapped because who know WTH is going to happen.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. Soaker Soaker Oct 6,2020 5:01 pm

    I didn’t have anything that wasn’t bitter or sarcastic to add today so I just STFU. It didn’t help.

    Support locally made sausage!
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 5:06 pm

    Politics and schadenfreude aside, long-term the White House COVID outbreak is quite a bonanza for epidemiologists. Meticulously photographed events plus nearly universal multiple follow-up tests should give them a great case study. Add in previously infected-then-recovered participants to study reinfection chances.

    "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 6,2020 5:20 pm || Up

      I can’t get past this charade about Pence not being in close contact with anyone who is COVID+ when we have pictures of him surrounded by carriers. I don’t feel at all comfortable with Kamala being in a room with him.

      • batgirl batgirl Oct 7,2020 6:57 am || Up

        The photos of the plexiglass “barriers” in the Chronicle today do not inspire confidence.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 5:35 pm || Up

      He wasn’t getting tested at all recently until he started feeling sick and Hope got it is my guess.

      Two officials maintained that Mr. Trump had been tested before the presidential debate, but the White House has yet to affirm that.

      White House officials conceded on Tuesday that there had been an impression created that Mr. Trump was getting tested every day, and a reliance on testing as if it was a curative measure as opposed to a diagnostic.

      Yet the president himself was not tested every day, according to two people familiar with the practices. A senior administration official would only say on Tuesday that Mr. Trump was tested “regularly.” Mr. Trump himself told reporters in the White House briefing room in July that “I do take probably on average a test every two days, three days.”

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 7:10 pm || Up

        As a coastal elite with a news obsession it’s hard to put myself in the mind of someone who voted Trump last time in, say, Arizona or Pennsylvania. Absorbing the scope of Trump’s personal and repeated reckless disregard for his staff, supporters, national leaders, Secret Service, the Joint Chiefs, etc. That has to impact the vote, it just has to. Enough real Americans still have empathy, I’m going to keep believing that. Possibly until it’s too late.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Oct 6,2020 9:18 pm || Up

          One productive thing I did during the dismal game today: looking at some of the down-ballot stuff and filling out my ballot which will go in the mail tomorrow.

          My county:

          2012:
          Mitt 62.42%
          Obama 35.65%
          Others 1.33%
          NOTA 0.59%

          2016:
          Trump 62.45%
          Clinton 30.32%
          Others 4.17%
          NOTA 3.06%

          I’m mildly optimistic that we can hold Trump to below 60% and give Biden maybe 32-33%. NOTA gets the bump to around 5% from some conservative independents.

          Support locally made sausage!
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 5:38 pm

    OK kid, let’s see it.

    • mother pucker Oct 6,2020 5:54 pm || Up

      Gotta say, that’s a pretty big surprise to me (and admittedly I would have preferred Montas).

    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 5:57 pm || Up

      He needs to come out like Dock Ellis (either throw a no-hitter, or hit every single batter).

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 6:13 pm || Up

        Saw the necessary comments:

        -who else do you want to help us rise in the 3rd day?
        -it does seem like we need a miracle.

        I cant imagine he stays in long if he is bad. Screw game 4 and 5, Montas in the pen to start.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • ptbnl Oct 6,2020 8:33 pm || Up

        Tripping his tits off.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 7:13 pm || Up

      I like this a lot. Montas could come out and pitch really well and still get beat, the way the ball is flying. Luzardo is the one A’s pitcher who could be brilliant.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 8:28 pm
  54. sslinger Oct 6,2020 9:23 pm

    They should start Weems and have him hit the first three batters. See how it goes from there.

  55. nevermoor nevermoor Oct 6,2020 9:34 pm

    I had been hoping to have more fun.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  56. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 10:20 pm

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    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 7,2020 9:20 am

    Uh, maybe give up on pitching in the rest of this series.

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