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At the Metrodome 40, 41, 42 113

Montas v Shoemaker
Irvin v Barrios
bassitt v Maeda

A game and a half lead hopefully that can be preserved for the showdown next week.

113 thoughts on “At the Metrodome 40, 41, 42

  1. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 5:24 pm

    ken says it’s police week?

    seems odd for mpls

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  2. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 5:25 pm

    0-2? just throw 6 more pitches. its ok frankie

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  3. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 5:28 pm

    wet concrete make the ball not travel according to ray. KK and vince are teasing him

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  4. lenscrafters May 14,2021 6:05 pm

    No one’s really biting on Frankie’s secondary pitches outside the zone and when they’re in the zone…

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 6:17 pm || Up

      this is a common theme with him and jesus

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    • mikeA May 14,2021 6:39 pm || Up

      His splitter used to be so great. Frustrating…

  5. lenscrafters May 14,2021 6:15 pm

    No help from Texas tonight

  6. Soaker Soaker May 14,2021 6:30 pm

    Pretty funny crowd reaction to Murphy’s shot, a combination of ooh-aah and groaning.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  7. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 6:38 pm

    just throw it down the middle to simmons

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  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2021 6:55 pm

    Those shiny red jerseys look bad on their own, but combined with the camo hats they look truly atrocious.

    • elcroata elcroata May 15,2021 10:30 am || Up

      What’s with the camo hats? It looks so shitty, and is beneath stupid

      Because survival is insufficient
      • AV AV May 15,2021 11:59 am || Up

        sounds like they got lucky!

        in most cases they sit right on top of stupid.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  9. 5Aces 5Aces May 14,2021 6:58 pm

    Even Dallas sounds bored by his poundtown schtick.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 6:59 pm

    angels lose

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  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2021 6:59 pm

    Love that Braden calls Shoemaker “the cobbler.”

  12. mikeA May 14,2021 7:32 pm

    Paranoid about Petit being hurt.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 8:14 pm

    this game bored me, also

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  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2021 9:25 pm

    Nick Allen walk, single, triple today.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2021 9:57 pm || Up

      “John, how do you feel about eating $14M?”

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  15. elcroata elcroata May 15,2021 6:39 am

    JUst checked Brooks Baseball and realized there is no more at-bat breakdown of the strike zone, only a summary for each pitcher. Does anyone know where to get it?

    Because survival is insufficient
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 15,2021 12:08 pm

    If they delay making this move by just a few more days Luis Barrera can be MLB player #20,000.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 17,2021 5:07 pm || Up

      Eight players away with the debut of the amazingly named “Johneshwy Fargas”

    • andeux andeux May 17,2021 9:21 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker May 22,2021 10:29 am || Up

      We hit 20,000 last night.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 15,2021 1:47 pm

    Kind of hoping Pujols goes nuts for the Dodgers just so Angels fans are extra mad.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 15,2021 2:13 pm

    Oh hey Pinder starting at shortstop.

  19. Soaker Soaker May 15,2021 2:29 pm

    The Twins may come back and score 15 today and 20 tomorrow, but my general impression of that franchise is, the years they decide to suck, there’s just no bottom.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  20. andeux andeux May 15,2021 3:41 pm

    And then Diekman took over.

    TINSTAAFK
  21. Soaker Soaker May 15,2021 3:41 pm

    DieHRman arrrggghhh

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 16,2021 11:13 am || Up

      Looked like a popup off the bat, though.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  22. lenscrafters May 15,2021 3:45 pm

    When Petit is bad, it’s really noticeable. He falls behind constantly, misses up, and they were given a ton of additional warning signs with the lineout DP and the foul almost-HR.

    He also probably shouldn’t have pitched yesterday in a 6-1 game.

    • Soaker Soaker May 15,2021 3:50 pm || Up

      Ever since he’s been with the A’s the talk has been that he’s not very successful on the second consecutive day. It hadn’t shown up in 2021 until today.

      He’s done a great job in Oakland but he’s like the old family mule; one of these days he’s just going to topple over and die.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • lenscrafters May 15,2021 4:06 pm || Up

        We’ve talked about it before but the gap between the top 3 (4 if Burch is included) and the bottom 4 in the pen is large. If Bob seriously doesn’t trust any of Romo on down to pitch with 5 run lead, then this is just going to keep happening and Petit, et al are going to be done by July.

        They need to get a couple guys in who can at least be ok and stop wasting a roster spot on Guduan who literally pitches 4 times a month because he can’t be used in 99% of situations. Hunter Strickland could’ve been one of those, and the slegnA just acquired him for peanuts.

        • andeux andeux May 15,2021 4:32 pm || Up

          Cam Bedrosian, who we signed to a minor-league deal, seems like he should be better than Romo/Kolarek/Guduan.

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces 5Aces May 15,2021 4:45 pm || Up

            If Karpelian is anything maybe Jesus goes to the oen for some experience 1 inning at a time?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • andeux andeux May 21,2021 2:45 pm || Up

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 21,2021 2:59 pm || Up

              Good. Puk for Guduan next please.

            • Soaker Soaker May 21,2021 3:24 pm || Up

              Kolarek should be put back in the box he came in, marked Return To Sender.

              What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 21,2021 5:29 pm || Up

                He has been a negative roster presence since I first read of the acquisition and pronounced his name in my head like the start of colorectal cancer.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. vignette17 May 15,2021 5:58 pm

    That’s the first Fuentes we’ve had in a while.

    • Soaker Soaker May 15,2021 6:10 pm || Up

      First game I ever saw in Target Field was one of those. Alberto Callaspo homered off Liam Hendriks, Cespedes drove in Josh Donaldson, but in the end Josh Willingham’s second homer of the game did the A’s in that night.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 15,2021 6:26 pm || Up

        for the willingham one, I was in the kids bedroom playing catch and I remember busting out laughing when it happened. really confused the kids

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  24. Future Ed Future Ed May 15,2021 6:31 pm

    Followed this one on at bat at my kid’s game. I thought bob went one too many batters with irvin. don’t know why he went left/right with simmons. that seemed like the spot for petit. the rest of it, yeah that sucked but it’s a 1/4 of the way into the season and we haven’t really seen that kind of meltdown yet. Maybe once?

    Better showing against barrios than I expected. Irvin seems like he is ok.

    get em tomrrow

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  25. Englishmajor Englishmajor May 15,2021 10:53 pm

    Sano’s homer produced the loudest, most ecstatic response I’ve seen from a Twins crowd since Game 6 of 1991. On the local postgame show the night before, the host was asking people to call in with suggestions for how to improve the team “but don’t suggest trading Sano because no one would give us a bucket of balls for him”.

    • sslinger May 16,2021 12:39 am || Up

      Interesting to hear. Hard to compare this to 1991, but if it was that loud at Target instead of the dome, and with limited capacity, that must have been one pumped up crowd. On the broadcast I heard them say the Twins’ AAA team is now the St. Paul Saints – is that right?

      • Englishmajor Englishmajor May 16,2021 1:09 am || Up

        That is indeed right – and the Saints are playing at home this weekend, but unfortunately they scheduled all of their games at the same time as the Twins, so I couldn’t bring the other Oakland visitors to a crosstown doubleheader.

        • sslinger May 16,2021 12:45 pm || Up

          That’s too bad about the scheduling. I’m still amazed that the Aints are now a triple A team.

  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 16,2021 9:50 am

    Pelican poop landed on my A’s hat yesterday which I think means a World Series title is coming, so long as I don’t wash it.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. andeux andeux May 16,2021 11:32 am

    WTF?!
    He never tagged him. 100% clear at the time, and 100% clear on replay. Even worse than the one a couple weeks ago at home plate.

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 17,2021 8:27 pm || Up

      He looked out live, just because the ball beat him so badly. But agree on the replay.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  28. mikeA May 16,2021 11:32 am

    That is one of the worst ones I’ve seen.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 11:34 am

    I thought he might have just gotten him on the fingertips from the centerfield angle.

  30. andeux andeux May 16,2021 11:53 am

    Bob needs to get himself tossed again. This is nuts.

    TINSTAAFK
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 11:57 am

  32. andeux andeux May 16,2021 12:23 pm

    Absolute horseshit.

    TINSTAAFK
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 12:25 pm

    We are all Ramon.

  34. 5Aces 5Aces May 16,2021 12:29 pm

    I like to think Im somewhat objective. There is no reason to use replay if this shit is the result.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. Soaker Soaker May 16,2021 12:31 pm

    It sounds like one of those final game of a road trip games; please just get us out of here without anybody getting hurt and get us on the plane.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  36. andeux andeux May 16,2021 1:04 pm

    WE GOT A CALL!

    TINSTAAFK
  37. 5Aces 5Aces May 16,2021 1:06 pm

    68 Comeback special Elvis there!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  38. Soaker Soaker May 16,2021 1:06 pm

    I’m on the beach and just listening to Twins radio but I hope Miguel Tejada is paying attention.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 16,2021 4:56 pm || Up

      how did they treat the bad replay reviews and elvis interference?

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  39. mikeA May 16,2021 1:08 pm

    Elvis should just pretend to get hit whenever he’s at the plate.

  40. 5Aces 5Aces May 16,2021 1:56 pm

    Burch is the only person in this bullpen that makes me comfortable. That is a problem.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 2:08 pm

    Bob really pushing his luck here with Romo.

    • andeux andeux May 16,2021 2:09 pm || Up

      Damn, I’ve already used today’s quota of “this is nuts.”

      TINSTAAFK
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 2:20 pm

    Gotta be kidding me. WTF.

  43. 5Aces 5Aces May 16,2021 2:22 pm

    FK this pen.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  44. mikeA May 16,2021 2:39 pm

    First base ump feeling left out of shitty call day.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 16,2021 4:57 pm || Up

      boy, seeing that replay…I mean, its a tough call to begin with, but man, that did not look like a swing.

      Side note, If olson had his wits about him, and knew it was a strike, it might be a move to run all the way to third

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    • nevermoor nevermoor May 17,2021 8:28 pm || Up

      Seriously. I feel like I’m virtually never that perplexed by a swing call. No swing, sometimes, but never swing.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 2:45 pm

    In doubt? Never.

  46. Soaker Soaker May 16,2021 2:46 pm

    How they squeezed 2 out of 3 there I’m not quite sure.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 2:49 pm || Up

      Twins wanted it (the loss) more today.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 3:40 pm || Up

      Bassitt agrees.

  47. 5Aces 5Aces May 16,2021 2:47 pm

    Aannndd exhale.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. andeux andeux May 16,2021 3:28 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 17,2021 10:11 am || Up

      Excellent interview. I especially enjoyed the part where he says he did something to try to get more spin, and it didn’t work, but maybe it still helped because because it makes him think he’s spinning it more.

  49. lenscrafters May 16,2021 8:16 pm

    Wow, I’m really glad I couldn’t watch this one live.

  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 16,2021 9:04 pm

    Just saw the Andrus play.

    LOL.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 16,2021 10:19 pm || Up

      three different catchers flubbed that game

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 17,2021 8:17 am || Up

        Andrus’ postgame comments were amazing. Proudly admits the con.

        “I think I’ve run into catchers, third basemen, second basemen, whoever is in the middle of the play,” Andrus said after the game. “I mean, you know, when you’re in a rundown, automatically I’m always trying to find a way to get out of that situation and usually happens with young guys and guys that haven’t been in the league, who don’t know me yet, so as soon as I saw opportunity, I just took it and thank god it was a good one.”

        • andeux andeux May 17,2021 9:08 am || Up

          I don’t understand why more players don’t do this in rundowns. The way the rule is written it’s entirely on the defender to avoid any contact, which can be tough if you’re close enough.
          Plus, as one of the broadcasters pointed out after the game, the catcher shouldn’t have even made that last throw. All they had to do was run him back to the bag and either he or the trailing runner would have been out automatically.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker May 17,2021 1:38 pm || Up

            On the Twins broadcast Dan Gladden said Andrus did exactly what runners are trained to do in that situation and put all the blame on the Twins catcher. Gladden played for Frank Robinson early in his career and it sounds like Frank’s version of Playing The Game The Right Way.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • 5Aces 5Aces May 17,2021 1:52 pm || Up

              Gladden was coached in college by an old by the books Catcher in Bob Bennett, so the math seems to work here.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Future Ed Future Ed May 17,2021 2:19 pm || Up

              which is likely why twins twitter was fairly muted about the whole thing

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    • nevermoor nevermoor May 17,2021 8:29 pm || Up

      Best part is no throw at all gets an out. Catcher was too dumb to realize.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  51. Soaker Soaker May 17,2021 3:52 pm

    My aviation geeking is going to serve me well tonight as I’m still stuck in Harlingen TX. In fact a flight from Los Cabos to Houston just pulled in after being diverted into here and I’ll guarantee those folks were not expecting to visit Harlingen today. No idea where I’m spending the night; my car is in Sacramento and I hope to see it tomorrow morning.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker May 17,2021 4:08 pm || Up

      Flying from Harlingen to Houston to Denver tonight (I hope), sit up overnight in Denver airport, depart for Sacramento at 7:05 a.m., take nap in car, drive to Tahoe. D’oh.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 17,2021 4:12 pm || Up

        Good luck and be safe. The overnight airport sit up is the worst experience around. Takes me back to when I had that with a “you have to walk around for an hour or 2 because we are closing the waiting area” chaser at LAX.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker May 18,2021 3:20 pm || Up

          Monday night’s by-then archived games on MLB.tv were a great help in getting through the sit up (flight finally landed in Denver at 11:22 p.m and departure this morning was on-time at 7:05). It’s also interesting to watch the Denver Ant Farm spring to life at 4 a.m. I finally pulled into my garage right at noon. I’m not likely to contribute much to tonight’s A’s vs. Astros game thread.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker May 17,2021 7:48 pm || Up

        6 hrs 45 min after I got to the airport in Harlingen and I’m still on the ground in Houston. I do literally have all night at this point but man, one delay after another. How great is it that domestic air travel is back to (near) normal?

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 17,2021 8:05 pm || Up

          I spent a forced layover at a a hotel provided by continental at GWB, got really drunk and was threated with police for trying to walk through the drive though at a taco bell.

          Don’t do that.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux May 17,2021 8:13 pm || Up

            When I was about 10 I was at a family reunion for my great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. There was some late-night trip to a fast-food place where only the drive-thru was open, so everyone walked through in a big group pretending to be a car. It was only much later that I understood that my aunt, uncle, and various cousins of that generation (but not my mom) were all stoned.

            TINSTAAFK
            • ptbnl May 17,2021 10:45 pm || Up

              Were there things that finally made sense once you realized that?

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • AV AV May 17,2021 11:42 pm || Up

                fries, supersize, extra salt, two squirts chocolate syrup.

                no wait. that makes sense immediately.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 1:15 pm || Up

                  I’m a liar liar, I never tell the truth

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 18,2021 8:22 am

    The city council scheduled the vote Kaval was demanding and he’s still heading to Vegas, of all places, for a FK You Oakland tour. This smells rotten.

    • AV AV May 18,2021 9:32 am || Up

      how can something go rotten when it’s pre-cooked??

      In an interview with this news organization, Kaval said that until the league’s stunning Tuesday announcement, the A’s had not talked to any suitors about a possible move — including Las Vegas.

      The mayor of Las Vegas had suggested otherwise Wednesday when she used social media to assert that her city has been in talks to bring A’s there since 2019.

      https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/12/mayor-says-mlb-has-discussed-as-relocation-to-las-vegas-since-2019/

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV May 18,2021 9:34 am || Up

        to be fair, same mayor who offered up LV as a covid petri dish over a year ago.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 10:59 am || Up

          “in talks with”

          When the aviators were signed on, someone said “hey, you could bring the big club here” “yeah, that’d be great”

          My philosophy of life is everyone is a liar.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV May 18,2021 11:34 am || Up

            LIAR!

            it’s not “with.” just “in talks.”

            like i always say, i’ve been in talks about finding an audience for my soliloquies.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 11:03 am || Up

      without having to look, what is the $800M from the city for?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 18,2021 4:04 pm || Up

        From Oakland? “Infrastructure,” which seems to include everything from environmental remediation, to public spaces, to pedestrian and transit stuff. Seems the idea is the A’s lay out the money and then the city pays them back out of future tax receipts from the project area.

  53. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 18,2021 5:06 pm

    The NBA’s play-in miniseries format is weird as hell.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 18,2021 8:13 pm

    Kaval flat out ducks the question here of where the hell Fisher is during all of this. Also, since when is Kaval part of “the ownership group?”

  55. Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 8:16 pm

    I hope ramon gets 4 at bats

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 18,2021 8:26 pm || Up

      The very slim chance that he doesn’t would be good news for the A’s.
      Barring an injury that is.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 10:07 pm || Up

        I didn’t realize this was a dr k.

        I am glad Ramon got 3 at bats and 2 plate appearances.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  56. Future Ed Future Ed May 18,2021 8:26 pm

    i totally saw the double play coming

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

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