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Re: Post Season
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2019, 08:05:13 pm »
Up to 4-0 and Manaea is out of there


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A’s should have started their ex Astro.  Fiers has been their best all year.

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Re: Post Season
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2019, 08:13:50 pm »
A’s should have started their ex Astro.  Fiers has been their best all year.

Manaea was their best in September...4-0...1.21 ERA...30 K....3 BB....Fiers was pretty bad over that same period. 
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2019, 08:26:47 pm »
A's have lost their last eight do or die games.
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2019, 09:01:21 pm »
Manaea was their best in September...4-0...1.21 ERA...30 K....3 BB....Fiers was pretty bad over that same period.

Manaea didn't face anybody good, if I recall, and Fiers got his ass handed to him twice by the Astros. I agree they should've started Fiers.

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Re: Post Season
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2019, 09:22:03 pm »
I wonder if the front office's calculus re: Morton would've been affected had they known how much homers were going to jump this year. (He led MLB this year in hr per 9.)
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2019, 09:22:47 pm »
It just hasn't been the A's night. Still time for some East Bay vaunting but time is running out fast.
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2019, 09:38:20 pm »
The ESPN commentary crew is a joke. After going 3-4 with two dingers,  Yandy Diaz is pinch run for with two outs in the top of the 7th.

They can't offer a single comment on this move. They don't.  Moving on.

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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2019, 09:47:32 pm »
The ESPN commentary crew is a joke. After going 3-4 with two dingers,  Yandy Diaz is pinch run for with two outs in the top of the 7th.

They can't offer a single comment on this move. They don't.  Moving on.

The alternate broadcast on E2 is unoffensive and full of statcast stuff.

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Re: Post Season
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 09:51:20 pm »
Holy shit. A gazillion thank yous.

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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 10:03:50 pm »
The alternate broadcast on E2 is unoffensive and full of statcast stuff.
Yep, I discovered it around the 4th inning and this changed my opinion of the whole espn broadcast situation.
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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2019, 10:07:23 pm »
I'm finding that physically blocking out the scroll bar is immensely improving my enjoyment of the game.

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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2019, 10:09:52 pm »
I'm finding that physically blocking out the scroll bar is immensely improving my enjoyment of the game.

The crawl on their broadcasts may have served a purpose before smartphones.

But that ship sailed so long ago.

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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2019, 10:17:58 pm »
I like the alternate statcast broadcast on the deuce.
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2019, 10:57:17 pm »
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2019, 08:45:04 am »
Manaea didn't face anybody good, if I recall, and Fiers got his ass handed to him twice by the Astros. I agree they should've started Fiers.

On second thought it was Puk and Luzzardo who hadn't faced tough competition.  Still, given Fiers's struggles against the Astros and excellence otherwise, and given Manaea's historic success against the Astros, I still think they could've defensibly gone the other way.

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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2019, 09:49:09 am »
On second thought it was Puk and Luzzardo who hadn't faced tough competition.  Still, given Fiers's struggles against the Astros and excellence otherwise, and given Manaea's historic success against the Astros, I still think they could've defensibly gone the other way.

They weren't playing the Astros, they were playing the Rays.  And what historic success?  Manaea has been pretty bad in his career against the Astros, and pretty excellent against the Rays.  Certainly it's defensible if they went with Fiers, but it's not like it was clear cut they should have. 
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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2019, 10:00:12 am »
They weren't playing the Astros, they were playing the Rays.  And what historic success?  Manaea has been pretty bad in his career against the Astros, and pretty excellent against the Rays.  Certainly it's defensible if they went with Fiers, but it's not like it was clear cut they should have.

I was thinking of who they would rather be set up to possibly pitch twice against the Astros--that they'd rather that be Manaea than Fiers. His record's 2-5 but Manaea's pitched to a 3.48 ERA over 12 games and 64.2 IP against us. Pretty good, considering. But yeah, no doubt I am thinking too far ahead when you have to get past the one-and-done first.

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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2019, 10:01:33 am »
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2019, 10:09:39 am »
I was thinking of who they would rather be set up to possibly pitch twice against the Astros--that they'd rather that be Manaea than Fiers. His record's 2-5 but Manaea's pitched to a 3.48 ERA over 12 games and 64.2 IP against us. Pretty good, considering. But yeah, no doubt I am thinking too far ahead when you have to get past the one-and-done first.

You have to play to win that game.  You don't "set up a rotation" for a series you don't know you're even gonna be playing.  Melvin thought Manaea game them the best chance to win last night.  It didn't work out, but it was not an unreasonable move.
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2019, 06:17:48 am »
You have to play to win that game.  You don't "set up a rotation" for a series you don't know you're even gonna be playing.  Melvin thought Manaea game them the best chance to win last night.  It didn't work out, but it was not an unreasonable move.

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