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72-74: There’s no place like road? 63

The Athletics take their sparking 15-20 road record to Kansas City.

Fri, 5:10 PDT: Greinke vs. Irvin

Sat 1:10 PDT: Keller vs. Koenig

Sun 11:10 PDT: Singer vs. Kaprielian

63 thoughts on “72-74: There’s no place like road?

  1. Future Ed Jun 24,2022 5:43 pm

    Lot of hard consonants in these pitching matchups

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. Soaker Jun 24,2022 5:52 pm

    It’s Greinke’s 499th career start. 0 no-hitters, 1 1-hitter and 1 2-hitter.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux Jun 24,2022 5:56 pm || Up

      Nicely done.

      TINSTAAFK
      • andeux Jun 24,2022 6:03 pm || Up

        The 2022 version of Greinke (4.4 K/9, 10.5 H/9) is not likely to no-hit anyone. Even the A’s.

        TINSTAAFK
  3. 5Aces Jun 24,2022 5:56 pm

    Streaking to the fountains tonight!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. Future Ed Jun 24,2022 6:39 pm

    every game is the same.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Jun 24,2022 7:03 pm || Up

      Going back through the box scores: This is the 20th game in June. In 2 of the previous 19, the A’s fell behind and then came back to at least tie the game.

      June 1 vs. Astros: Behind 1-0 after 6, took 3-1 lead, eventually lost 5-4.
      June 11 at Cleveland: Behind 5-2 after 6, came back to win 10-5.

      In their last 15 losses, once the A’s fell behind, they have not once come back to tie the game or take the lead.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Jun 24,2022 7:11 pm || Up

        So this is unique!

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Jun 24,2022 7:14 pm || Up

          Yes, that 15-game streak was broken earlier tonight*. “Every game is the same”? BAH!

          *I’m confusing myself with my own post. The 15-game streak will be broken if the A’s lose. The game could still go into the almost unheard-of come-from-behind win category, leaving the streak in losses intact.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  5. Future Ed Jun 24,2022 7:19 pm

    Archer Prewitt got some outs, good for him

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 24,2022 7:23 pm

    Just click those sapphire blue city connect slippers and say “there’s no place like road.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Jun 24,2022 7:29 pm || Up

      they are also not in Kansas anymore

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 24,2022 7:36 pm || Up

        Just another charlatan behind the curtain.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Soaker Jun 24,2022 7:35 pm

    You better head back to Tennessee, Jed. Please retire.

    Only 90 more to go!!

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux Jun 24,2022 7:44 pm || Up

      His roller was slow, but he was slower.

      TINSTAAFK
  8. ptbnl Jun 25,2022 8:27 am

    59 games back of the first-place Yankees with 72 games played gives the A’s a Team Suck Coefficient (TSC) of 0.82

    What’s the worst TSC in MLB history (minimum 20 games)?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux Jun 25,2022 8:38 am || Up

      29.5 games behind the Yankees.
      We are 26 games under .500, and they are 33 games over .500 (W – L), but we are 29.5 games behind them (((W_1-W_2)-(L_1-L_2))/2). Pretty sure we had this same discussion before.

      [Could not get delta character to work.]

      TINSTAAFK
      • ptbnl Jun 25,2022 8:42 am || Up

        It’s my damn statistic, I’ll define it how I damn well please.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • andeux Jun 25,2022 9:19 am || Up

          Fair enough. Though I would also note that it’s (ignoring the slight difference in number of games played for the two teams in the denominator) just twice the difference in winning percentage. (I think your factor of two might have something to do with spinors).

          Anyway, I don’t know biggest ever, but a couple examples I found:
          the 2003 Tigers starting 2-19 (.095) while the Yankees were 19-4 (.826) on that day.
          the 1988 Orioles started 0-21 while Cleveland was 16-5. (.762)
          TSC around 1.5 in both cases.

          TINSTAAFK
          • ptbnl Jun 25,2022 9:31 am || Up

            Isn’t it just the difference in win percentages?

            DW/Games Played = W_first/GP – W_last/GP = WP_first – WP_last

            Tangentially, while wikipedia gives the correct definition of games behind, in its list of worst MLB seasons it also drops the factor of 1/2.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • andeux Jun 25,2022 9:35 am || Up

              But in your revised definition, we do not have 59 fewer wins than the Yankees, we have 29 fewer.

              TINSTAAFK
              • ptbnl Jun 25,2022 9:37 am || Up

                Do I contradict myself?
                Very well then I contradict myself,
                (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 25,2022 4:44 pm || Up

                  Leaves of grass, my ass!

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • nevermoor Jun 27,2022 3:20 pm || Up

                  What’s a factor of two among friends, or astronomers.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2022 12:33 pm || Up

          A’s are better than the Yankees at not getting no hit at least.

      • ptbnl Jun 25,2022 9:18 am || Up

        Or as my favorite seminar opening had it, “For the purposes of this talk e = i = pi = 1”

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • nevermoor Jun 27,2022 3:21 pm || Up

          Holy shit. Hadn’t even seen this yet….

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  9. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 9:06 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Jun 25,2022 6:22 pm || Up

      If the angels lose tonight, they will be behind the orioles and the mariners in the wild card race

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces Jun 26,2022 6:47 am || Up

        Scioscia is doing worse than Scioscia was before they canned him.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • nevermoor Jun 27,2022 3:22 pm || Up

          If they would just give him some good players to work with…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  10. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 10:54 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 25,2022 4:46 pm || Up

      States rights will be forgotten by the time Speaker McCarthy first wields the gavel.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor Jun 27,2022 3:22 pm || Up

        Nah, the specific state’s right to not do what democrats want will survive.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  11. batgirl Jun 25,2022 11:41 am

    Can we just turn over all Dem messaging to AOC? She seems to be one of the only elected officials able to clearly and boldly communicate the stakes and a roadmap.

    • Future Ed Jun 25,2022 12:28 pm || Up

      Yes

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 25,2022 4:51 pm || Up

      A leadership cadre that’s older than the last Soviet Politburo doesn’t communicate well, who’d have thought?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 3:15 pm

    there is something special going on in KC.

    I mean, it’s just a lead, but that is special

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux Jun 25,2022 4:24 pm || Up

      Scoring 8 and losing would be super special.

      TINSTAAFK
  13. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 3:15 pm

    and old fried Daniel Mengden

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 4:21 pm

    sam moll has walked 2 guys with no outs with a 4 run lead in the 8th and lou trivenot is the answer

    now there was a home run

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Glorious Mundy Jun 25,2022 4:23 pm

    This is at least going to be a different loss.

  16. Future Ed Jun 25,2022 4:55 pm

    lol all of us thought that was gone off the bat

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 25,2022 4:57 pm

    Lou Trivino, six-out hero.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 26,2022 12:42 pm

    As Kaperalien leaves and Sam Moll enters, before we see the outcome, unlike my take with most of these decisions here I wanted Kape to face another batter. He’s thrown well today and the bullpen does not inspire confidence.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux Jun 26,2022 12:45 pm || Up

      With the bases loaded, bringing in the guy who went BB, BB, HR, BB yesterday is an interesting choice.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 26,2022 12:47 pm || Up

        You’ve got to change your evil ways, Kotsay.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2022 12:52 pm

    Just what we need

  20. andeux Jun 26,2022 12:54 pm

    This team is painful to watch, but even more painful for the players.

    TINSTAAFK
  21. 5Aces Jun 26,2022 12:55 pm

    That was not pretty.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. 5Aces Jun 26,2022 1:02 pm

    Pinder hits better after he gets beat up a bit..

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 26,2022 1:05 pm || Up

      I hope he does well the rest of today before he gets the news that he’s fractured a rib, punctured a lung, and will be out until 2023.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces Jun 26,2022 1:11 pm || Up

        Glen: Pinder hitting .306 when he can bring the ventilator to the plate..

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux Jun 26,2022 1:19 pm || Up

          Per the ADA, they have to let him do it.

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces Jun 26,2022 1:50 pm || Up

            It would be a HIPAA violation to even ask the team about it.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2022 1:31 pm

    What could go wrong?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 26,2022 1:45 pm || Up

      I want to avert my eyes but I can’t look away.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces Jun 26,2022 1:50 pm || Up

        Anytime you can bring in fullpack after a 6 out save in KC heat you HAVE to.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Jun 26,2022 7:17 pm || Up

      NOTHING!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. 5Aces Jun 26,2022 1:52 pm

    Remind me why we have e a 45 yr old C behind the plate in the 9th?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  25. Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2022 1:56 pm

    Winning streak!

    • FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 26,2022 1:59 pm || Up

      Consecutive wins for first time since late May. Series win for first time since early May. It’s all turning around!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. 5Aces Jun 26,2022 2:01 pm

    Meanwhile they’re playing the feud at the House of Scioscia.

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

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