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AZ 62-63 68

The A’s are 7-0 after an off day.
The dbacks have a 5-game losing streak.
Chris Bassitt is 5-0 over his last 10 starts.
Don’t FK this up.

T: Bassitt vs. Jon Duplantier (RHP)
W day: Manaea vs. Matt Peacock (RHP)

68 thoughts on “AZ 62-63

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 6:55 pm

    Phil du Plantier appears to mix his speeds quite effectively for a 9.00 era guy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 7:21 pm || Up

      4 K in 2 innings; I’m going with Baby Doc.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  2. andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 6:58 pm

    Shit, who jinxed this game?

    TINSTAAFK
  3. lenscrafters Jun 8,2021 7:00 pm

    This definitely has the feel of a letdown game.

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 7:02 pm

    Reddick and Vogt make me nostalgic…for a GIDP.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 7:16 pm

    Chapman has changed his walkup some to Doin Time. This may not be a good omen.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. lenscrafters Jun 8,2021 7:19 pm

    This pattern of bringing up guys from the minors and giving them no shot at all is really irking. Brown/Piscotty are clearly not performing at a level that means you absolutely can’t give Bolt/Barrera a few starts instead.

  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 7:30 pm

    nobody wants to be in first place anyway.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 7:36 pm

    bassitt is awfully jolly today

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 7:41 pm

    My friend Rico here at the park with me thinks Jed Lowrie is the spitting image of Union General Joshua Chamberlain. And he’s right!
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Chamberlain

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 7:54 pm

    If you’re 20-41 at least make it a little less miserable by getting to 85% and being able to dump the masks and related inconveniences.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  11. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 8,2021 7:56 pm

    This is so anti Oakland I dont know how to react.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 7:58 pm

    what is on kemps uniform?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 8:04 pm

    whoever is directing the A’s games needs to stop showing the entire play and start just showing the disputed part. drives me batty

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. ptbnl Jun 8,2021 8:10 pm

    Not Matt Olson’s finest hour.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  15. Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 8:19 pm

    It’s nice for us that Reddick and Vogt are in their lineup but if the A’s sucked this bad I wouldn’t be very happy about giving plate appearances to journeymen like that.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 8:32 pm || Up

      It’s tough, all of us have rooted for plenty a no-hope rosters, sure you want to see investment in the future, but a lineup of nine prospects is also kind of hard to get excited about on a day to day basis.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 8:44 pm || Up

        I do understand sometimes having to fill out the bullpen with the Buchters of baseball.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 8:30 pm

    Reddick’s hair is unacceptable.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 9:11 pm

    A bottom of the eighth “the lights have taken full effect.” I love it.

  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 9:14 pm

    Man I thought that Chapman ball was way outta here.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 9:21 pm || Up

      Nobody looks real comfortable there tonight. I think the arrows on the graphic were pointing straight down.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 10:20 pm || Up

        It was one of those Coliseum nights that felt much colder than the thermometer reading. Could see the wind rippling across the tarps on Mt Davis.

        Also:

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 8,2021 9:23 pm

    Guduan DFA according to Twitter dot com.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 9:25 pm || Up

      Dear Diamondbacks: Please claim him.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 9:39 pm || Up

      he was on the IL, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 10:04 pm || Up

        Yes, had pitched a couple times on rehab assignment in Vegas.
        Probably a good chance of clearing waivers given the circumstances.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2021 8:47 am || Up

          In the context of the veterans/prospects debate above I’m serious about the Diamondbacks picking him up. If he clears waivers and goes back to AAA he’ll never make any progress, but a team that has 100 meaningless games left on the schedule has a great opportunity to turn him into one of those “late bloomers”. Sure, it’s a longshot, but the Astros churned through a lot of those guys 8 or 9 years ago when they were horrible and came out of it with a pretty good team.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 8,2021 9:25 pm

    Sweet Lou refuses to just have a quiet 9th.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  21. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2021 12:46 pm

    with Ohtani going today, it looks like he faces the A’s next week?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jun 9,2021 12:51 pm || Up

      ? I see him listed for Friday, not today.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2021 1:05 pm || Up

        today isn’t friday?

        Yes, I see that. I think I was cycling throw days on my phone before I scrolled down to the angels.

        My mistake

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Jun 9,2021 1:01 pm

    Rangers just DFA’d Khris Davis. I really wish he hadn’t have gotten hurt in ’19. He was having such a world-beating start to the season and has been a shell of himself since. He sure was fun to watch when he was mashing, tho.

    \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2021 1:06 pm || Up

      If ramon isn’t back, dfa bolt and add him. then replace brown with laureano

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 1:05 pm

    Elvis. Olson is very tall. You should not be throwing it over him.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 1:10 pm

    Believe when see

      • andeux andeux Jun 9,2021 1:19 pm || Up

        My reaction as well.

        Even in the most optimistic scenarios, you can bet that the team will be using its increased revenue to pay off stadium debt and “can’t afford” a higher payroll, while some separate real estate entity rakes in big money on the rest of the development.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2021 4:39 pm || Up

          Absolutely. New ballparks do increase gross revenue, sure, and maybe even increase net revenue some, but rankings of team payrolls correlate almost exactly to the sizes of their TV contracts and a new ballpark won’t change that. I suppose that might help over a 20+ year horizon, as it did post-Candlestick for the SFGs, but that’s clearly not what Kaval is suggesting.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 1:23 pm || Up

        Extended Like a Virgin during this mound meeting, just for Soaker.

    • ptbnl Jun 9,2021 2:43 pm || Up

      Accidental transposition – it was meant to say “spend never, like before”.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV Jun 9,2021 10:14 pm || Up

      narrator: he’s not lying. in that the A’s have never spent a coupla bucks taken out of a bitcoin ATM before.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2021 9:39 am || Up

        There’s always money in the banana stand camera shack.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 1:27 pm

    That’s a catch.

  26. andeux andeux Jun 9,2021 1:27 pm

    I have no idea what the right call is here.

    TINSTAAFK
  27. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 9,2021 1:29 pm

    I mean, I’ll take it-we are certainly owed enough calls.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 1:31 pm

    Don’t reach out with your pitching hand, dummy.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 2:03 pm

    Impressed with people having the energy to boo Reddick at this Let’s Remember Some Guys point in his career.

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 2:05 pm

    I see Conor Jackson, Jemile Weeks, Cliff Pennington, and Adam Rosales in that meeting at the mound on Melvin’s first day.

  31. lenscrafters Jun 9,2021 2:30 pm

    I can’t believe Lowrie’s drive, and Canha’s earlier “triple” didn’t go out. Really feels like they’ve gone drastically the other way since the 2019 ball.

    • lenscrafters Jun 9,2021 2:56 pm || Up

      That ball Reddick hit just now.

      • lenscrafters Jun 9,2021 3:10 pm || Up

        108.7 EV with a 32 degree launch angle on that long Olson sac fly. xBA of .940 – wtf is going on out there today

        • mikeA Jun 9,2021 3:19 pm || Up

          Its windy ans cold fwiw. My hands are getting a little numb inside.

  32. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 9,2021 3:06 pm

    Wow. I love Oakland afternoon sky.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. andeux andeux Jun 9,2021 3:18 pm

    Wait, why is Trivino in there?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 3:25 pm || Up

      I’m thinking tomorrow’s a Luzardo day.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 3:32 pm

    The Diamondbacks really give off classic very bad team vibes.

  35. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 9,2021 3:34 pm

    Every time Sweet Lou and DieBBman close I am more convinced that the other one should be the closer.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Jun 9,2021 3:36 pm || Up

      #NeverDieBBman.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2021 3:41 pm || Up

        I’m the sole member of the DieBBman fanclub and even I don’t really want him to be the closer.

  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2021 4:41 pm

    Work demands made me miss today’s game entirely, not even as background chatter. But dang, those Dbacks sure don’t hit much do they?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2021 4:32 pm || Up

      They were so bad at hitting that they fired their hitting coach and assistant hitting coach after this game.

  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2021 6:01 pm

    Just got my first tickets to game in SF in like five years or more. Will be rocking the green and gold when the A’s visit on 6/26.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2021 1:09 pm

    I am a huge fan of Dreamy Matt Olson. Sweet lefty swing, moonshot power, spectacular glove, bedroom eyes. So I was excited to see a Chron headline about how he’s putting it back together after a subpar 2020. Then I realized it was a Scott Ostler column meant to validate what he already thinks, in this case, that analytics obstruct the way the game is supposed to be played.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jun 10,2021 7:45 pm || Up

      There’s a much better article in the Athletic by Alex Coffey on how Olson and some of the other folks on the team have been benefitting from a hitting machine brought over by Tommy LaStella. It also goes in depth with commentary by the assistant hitting coach on the mechanical changes Olson made.

      Not sure if this qualifies as too much analytics for Ostler’s narrative.

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