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Games 26-28 Dontcha Know 112

The A’s take their 6-game losing streak to Minnesota.

F: Logue vs. Josh WInder

Sa: Kaprielian vs. Chris Paddack Sonny Gray (11:10 AM)

Su: Jefferies vs. Joe Ryan Chris Paddack (11:10 AM)

112 thoughts on “Games 26-28 Dontcha Know

  1. andeux May 6,2022 5:35 pm

    I don’t see how to do categories (like Game Thread) or tags on posts any more.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. andeux May 6,2022 5:38 pm

    Another successful game.

    TINSTAAFK
  3. 5Aces May 6,2022 5:38 pm

    Ugh..no Glen it wasn’t a perfect throw. I was screaming no before the LF even threw, no way on Earth you send Piscotty there.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux May 6,2022 5:43 pm || Up

      He was out by so much that the catcher moved out of the base path after taking the throw.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed May 6,2022 7:40 pm || Up

      You thought there was going to be a third hit in that inning?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces May 6,2022 7:48 pm || Up

        I didn’t think there would be a 3rd hit in the GAME.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • nevermoor May 6,2022 8:22 pm || Up

          Series?

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  4. 5Aces May 6,2022 5:41 pm

    “Do better than Oller” is still on the table though.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux May 6,2022 6:39 pm || Up

      He seems to have cleared that bar, though given the number of baserunners early on he was a bit lucky not to give up more runs.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed May 6,2022 7:40 pm || Up

      he pitched well in the game I went to. Didn’t see him, but he did well

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade May 6,2022 5:43 pm

    Oh for fuck sake. Elvis gets a RISP hit for the first time in forever, Piscotty is sent for home with aboslutely no chance, gets thrown out by ten steps, and gets injured besides. Just FKing perfect.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. 5Aces May 6,2022 5:50 pm

    Piscotty to the 60 and Billy Mac gets to stay up all year!!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker May 7,2022 11:43 am || Up

      The McKinney Era ends when Ramon’s plane lands this afternoon, thank goodness.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces May 8,2022 8:06 am || Up

        Our long national nightmare is NOT over.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux May 8,2022 9:51 am || Up

          Plus Lowrie has a sore lower back, so Billy the McK is even in the lineup.
          He’s not only going to stay on the roster, he’s going to end up with 300 ABs.

          TINSTAAFK
          • andeux May 9,2022 11:39 am || Up

            Wrong!

            Barrera is a year younger, probably better defensively, and is hitting decently in Vegas. He probably still won’t be good but it seems like the right move to try.

            TINSTAAFK
            • ptbnl May 9,2022 11:52 am || Up

              But we’ll always have the McKinney Line.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • 5Aces May 9,2022 12:17 pm || Up

                I cant wait to look back to these threads in a few years and thinking “Billy McKinney? Didnt we trade him way before this?”

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed May 9,2022 2:02 pm || Up

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                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. andeux May 6,2022 6:26 pm

    Pretty nice catch by Pache.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 6,2022 6:27 pm || Up

      He’s fearless. It may not end well.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces May 6,2022 6:32 pm || Up

        I was waiting for him to walk off just now with a broken wrist.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. Glorious Mundy May 6,2022 6:36 pm

    26 Ks and 0 walks for Pinder is a bit alarming.

    • Future Ed May 6,2022 7:41 pm || Up

      give him the 8th

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed May 6,2022 7:54 pm || Up

      no time like the present

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux May 6,2022 7:57 pm || Up

        Perfect ending to that game.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed May 7,2022 11:17 am || Up

          3-0 and not only can’t walk, but strikes out

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy May 7,2022 12:07 pm || Up

        Better late than never

        • Soaker May 7,2022 12:09 pm || Up

          I hope the MLB authenticator got that baseball.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  9. 5Aces May 6,2022 6:43 pm

    Someone also needs to tell Glen that they aren’t “just missing it”. That’s as hard as they can hit it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • nevermoor May 6,2022 8:23 pm || Up

      How great does it feel to hit it all the way to the warning track?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  10. FreeSeatUpgrade May 6,2022 7:37 pm

    Yay good Lou.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade May 6,2022 7:38 pm

    If we get closed out in a one run game by Emilio Pagan I may give up and join Soaker in Florida.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 6,2022 7:57 pm || Up

      Damnitm Florida is a hellhole

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker May 7,2022 4:53 am || Up

        Give up and go to Poipu would also work. Florida is cheaper though.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 8:30 am || Up

          Kaanapali in Sept. I will have given up on all kinds of things by then.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker May 7,2022 11:50 am || Up

        Yesterday’s storm cleared out the heat and humidity for a couple days. Delightful breeze and as cloudless as you ever see in Florida out here today (Grayton Beach).

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  12. andeux May 6,2022 7:38 pm

    Old friend Emilio Pagan coming in.
    Has walked a batter an inning this year; good candidate for some lawyerball.

    TINSTAAFK
  13. 5Aces May 6,2022 7:39 pm

    Well and our “best” hitters coming up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed May 6,2022 7:42 pm || Up

      ok, he got a single. what next?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed May 6,2022 7:57 pm

    DAMMIT!!! DAMMIT!!! DAMMIT!!!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. 5Aces May 6,2022 7:59 pm

    I really fooled myself thise 1st 2 weeks. “You know..this won’t be THAT bad”.

    At least we aren’t Cincy I guess.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 9:23 am

    For all the marbles today, the final decision will be rendered: who won the 2017 Sonny Gray trade?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker May 7,2022 10:51 am || Up

      The team that manages to squeeze +2 WAR out of Dustin Fowler? Fowler does not appear to be employed in professional baseball at this time so he’s yours for a song, Orioles.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker May 7,2022 1:14 pm || Up

      Twins lineup is missing some pieces. The A’s lineup just plain sucks. Kaprielian pitched longer but probably just long enough to lose. This will have to be resolved some other day.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 10:48 am

    I’m still working out my ticket. But Primera has $10 to win on #7 Crown Pride, 20-1 to be first Japanese-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. ptbnl May 7,2022 10:55 am

    United’s comical incompetence has been the icing on the cake this season.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker May 7,2022 11:26 am || Up

      They sent your luggage to San Salvador instead of San Francisco?

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • ptbnl May 7,2022 11:31 am || Up

        Manchester not Airlines!

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 11:27 am

    Bethancourt doing Kape no favors, poor catching enabling both baserunners.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. Soaker May 7,2022 11:58 am

    I suppose the early spate of 3-run homers will be our fondest memory of the 2022 Athletics offense.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  21. andeux May 7,2022 12:07 pm

    A 3-2 pitch even Pinder could not swing at.

    TINSTAAFK
  22. FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 12:49 pm

    I am convinced this is a big payout Derby. A longshot either wins or juices the exotics. Tepid favorites, up and down preps tell me this is the year to bet for the score, not the modest profit. Epicenter (3) and Messier (6) and Mo Donegal (1) and Zandon (10) are fine, Taiba (12) is intriguing, but if they beat me oh well.

    But if White Abarrio (15) or Charge It (8) win, I’m gonna have a good day. White Abarrio beat two strong fields to win preps, and Charge It almost tagged him in the last one. At around 12-1 each it feels like the right score to chase.

    $10 Win on 8,15 = $20
    $1 EX 8,15 / 1,3,6,8,10,15 = $10
    $1 TRI 8,15 / 1,3,6,8,10,15 / 1,3,6,8,10,15 =$40

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 2:54 pm || Up

      13 and 14-1, man, in about an hour I’m either going to be smarter than everyone or just another shmoe with a julep.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 4:06 pm || Up

      Bwah hah hah hah! Longest shot in the field, drew in yesterday after a scratch. Hugest upset in Derby history.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces May 7,2022 4:12 pm || Up

        Gonna be a movie about this eventually.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 4:23 pm || Up

      $163.60 for a $2 win bet. $0.50 trifecta pays almost $7,500.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker May 7,2022 4:32 pm || Up

        Looks like you should have taken the advice of the shmoe with the julep who said to bet for the score.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux May 7,2022 5:18 pm || Up

      I ended up choosing Epicenter for my $2 win bet. Seemed like he had the best track record of winning, including some longish races on the same track. And the odds (5-1 when I made the bet, 4-1 by race time) were not prohibitive. Led most of the way, before being passed by that long shot. Oh well.

      TINSTAAFK
  23. Future Ed May 7,2022 1:02 pm

    St Pauli falling apart too

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed May 7,2022 1:14 pm || Up

      give back 3 goals in 30 minutes to trail 3-2 then get a red card

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. 5Aces May 7,2022 1:19 pm

    McKinney is consistent, I’ll give him that.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  25. Glorious Mundy May 7,2022 1:21 pm

    Vince made that solo homer sound like a grand slam. “Your worst nightmare come to fruition.” He’s not even pretending he thinks the A’s can come back from this deficit.

    • Future Ed May 7,2022 1:28 pm || Up

      the cotroneo version of’click’

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker May 7,2022 1:39 pm || Up

        Ken picked the right year to cut back.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Glorious Mundy May 7,2022 1:40 pm || Up

          Every time he misses a game now I worry he’s going to decide “I don’t need this shit.”

          • Soaker May 7,2022 1:49 pm || Up

            He would probably like to be the first Voice of the Las Vegas A’s if it comes to that, though he would be at least 74-75 by the time they would get a stadium there. I guess they could play in the park in Summerlin temporarily.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 1:52 pm || Up

              Ken will call a game on a barge in the estuary before that happens.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Glorious Mundy May 7,2022 2:00 pm

    Vince is calling this guy’s splitter/sinker hybrid a “splinker.” I don’t like it.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2022 2:17 pm || Up

      TV said Twins pitcher named it that himself.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. Soaker May 7,2022 2:02 pm

    One day soon this offense will randomly put up 10 runs but that’s the day the pitching and defense will barf up a 14.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  28. Glorious Mundy May 7,2022 2:08 pm

    When was the last time the A’s had an offense this putrid? I can’t remember anything quite this hopeless.

    • ptbnl May 7,2022 2:26 pm || Up

      When 2/3 of your lineup is flirting with the Mendoza line or worse it’s hard to be optimistic.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl May 7,2022 2:28 pm || Up

      7 players in the majors have batting averages as good or better than McKinney’s OPS.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • 5Aces May 7,2022 2:55 pm || Up

        I had to read that 3 times for it to sink in. I also found it a perfect summary how we had our big chance to get out A#1 hitter up in the 9th to PH. He is hitting .200.

        But Piscotty is going on the IL so hey!..actually I don’t see how that changes anything.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux May 7,2022 5:12 pm || Up

      I wasn’t fooled by the hot start. I think at one point they were hitting something like .380 with RISP, but .215 overall. That was not going to last. I still didn’t know the regression to the mean would be quite so brutal.

      TINSTAAFK
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 11:13 am

    Chris Paddack has a very strong stirrups game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 11:23 am

    Three straight singles with two outs give the A’s their first lead in five days.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. 5Aces May 8,2022 11:30 am

    Seed the clouds and pray for rain after 5!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. 5Aces May 8,2022 11:34 am

    I mean the guy hitting .193 is the BEST BA coming up this inning? !

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 12:05 pm

    Three runs is more than you have a right to count on, Daulton. Make em enough.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 12:25 pm || Up

      #facepalm

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker May 8,2022 12:28 pm || Up

        (checks score)
        (lol)
        (returns to book)

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  34. Future Ed May 8,2022 12:17 pm

    nothing against smith, but that is an out last year

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  35. 5Aces May 8,2022 12:40 pm

    And that throw is dug out last year.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. andeux May 8,2022 12:53 pm

    Glen says Neuse has been the A’s most consistent offensive player. I would argue it is McKinney.

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor May 12,2022 9:30 am || Up

      Depends on what you mean by “offensive”

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  37. FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 1:36 pm

    Thoughtful of Ramon to not show up his teammates with a high batting average. Or any batting average.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. andeux May 8,2022 2:18 pm

    The series in Detroit is going to be epic though.

    TINSTAAFK
  39. andeux May 8,2022 2:21 pm

    Good AB for Kemp, now just need an RBI from … Bethancourt or Elvis.

    TINSTAAFK
  40. FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2022 2:36 pm

    How great is it that we get to watch nine games of this offense in just the next seven days?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. Soaker May 8,2022 3:58 pm

    Going back to a spring training discussion: I enjoy following the daily ups and downs of a major league team’s season, but it would require the blind loyalty of a dog to do that this year, and if anything Fisher has inspired the opposite sentiment. I listened to yesterday’s loss and that was plenty of A’s baseball for this week. I’ll be around all year but night by night, it depends on interest and other activities.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed May 8,2022 7:26 pm || Up

      I listened on my way to the kid’s game in San Rafeal, but completely forgot about it after I left the car. I don’t think it was until I turned the car on at 615 and the radio went on that I remembered

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  42. FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2022 2:50 pm

    Truthfully we might be better on Tuesday starting Adrian Martinez the football player. Or the actor. Or the lawyer. At the bottom of page two of the Google search results one finds Adrian Martinez the pitcher, after seven years in the wilderness back in the Show for your Oakland Athletics.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker May 9,2022 3:36 pm || Up

      One thing about a season like this, there’s a lot less “try to play through it” and more “have the surgery now and be 100% for the start of spring training”. Wait till you see some of the retreads filling A’s uniforms in August and September.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • ptbnl May 9,2022 3:37 pm || Up

      Whoever starts gets to be a part of the great trivia question that a home-and-away double-header provides.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux May 9,2022 3:37 pm || Up

      I think you misread something there. It will be his MLB debut.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2022 4:05 pm || Up

        Ah, yes you are correct. I saw the name “Padres” in the Team column. Turns out that was the Padres’ Dominican League summer team.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2022 4:53 pm || Up

      Watch out, Adrian Martinez the lawyer, you’re about to get outranked.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. andeux May 9,2022 4:11 pm

    Michael Pineda is listed at 280 lbs, and I think they are being polite.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Ice Cream May 9,2022 4:39 pm || Up

      Downright Sabathian.

      Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • Future Ed May 9,2022 6:08 pm || Up

      Bi polar guy I have know for 15 years saw me today for the first time in a few years. He was in custody. His lawyer was at side bar with the judge talking about his case, I walked to the jury box where he was seated in orange jail clothes with ankle chains, belly chain and handcuffs. I squatted like a catcher and chatted about english soccer, cuz before the meth and mental illness took over he was a big European soccer guy, he mentioned trying to get up early to watch City while he was in jail, but said he hasn’t been paying much attention otherwise. As we were making this small talk, he leaned over and shook my belly and said “you’ve put on some weight. I’m in jail, what’s your excuse?”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. Soaker May 9,2022 4:51 pm

    Be more careful about choosing where you eat in Tijuana, Bob.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Englishmajor May 10,2022 12:56 am || Up

      It might have been the original Chicken Pie Shop.

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