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ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:04:13 pm »
Let’s get this party started!
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 09:05:41 pm »
Verlander playing the role of stopper. A’s, a fastball hitting team, struggle when the FB exceeds 95mph. Should be interesting.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 09:11:30 pm »
It’s confirmed:  Santa Claus is an Astros fan. He’s sitting in the first row. Just behind home plate to the right.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 09:12:59 pm »
gidp

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 09:13:11 pm »
Ay yi yi!
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 09:14:10 pm »
Altuve with another aggravating first pitch ground out to short leading to the double play, negating Springers leadoff infield single. Grrrr. Brantley flies out to left to end the inning.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 09:20:56 pm »
Verlander starts with 2 K’s in the bottom of the inning. The deuce looks very sharp.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 09:29:45 pm »
Has Roark always been this wide abeam? He seems... larger.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 09:32:03 pm »
Intriguing Stro Poll tonight. 
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 09:43:46 pm »
Altuve with another aggravating first pitch ground out to short leading to the double play, negating Springers leadoff infield single. Grrrr. Brantley flies out to left to end the inning.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 09:45:56 pm »
Josh rewarded for solid contact with an infield single.

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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 09:46:24 pm »
Freaking Chapman.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 09:47:31 pm »
Chapman is to third base what Simmons is to shortstop.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 09:47:42 pm »
A single to the outfield plates a run.

Why bunt?

Then wave weakly at a curve?
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 09:50:12 pm »
I would happily throttle Altuve if I saw him in person currently.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 09:53:00 pm »
I would happily throttle Altuve if I saw him in person currently.

An opportunity tailor made for his skill set.

Outer half and go the other way.

Inner half drive that mother.

Instead he's in the hole and he swings over the slider after 3 pitches weren't in the same zip code.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2019, 10:00:29 pm »
Has Roark always been this wide abeam? He seems... larger.

It’s those fake stirrups
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2019, 10:01:49 pm »
Leadoff double from Uncle Mike

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2019, 10:04:08 pm »
Damn.   

Roark falls down and snags Bregman's grounder.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2019, 10:05:32 pm »
Carlos needs to make them pay for pitching around Alvarez.

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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2019, 10:09:49 pm »
Carlos needs to make them pay for pitching around Alvarez.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2019, 10:13:31 pm »
Stranded the leadoff double.

0 for 4 with RISP tonight.

(Altuve, Bregman,  Correa and Yuli)

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 10:17:05 pm »
Semian leads off with a double of his own.

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2019, 10:21:44 pm »
Needed that popup.
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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 10:26:56 pm »
I was sure it was gone. Hope that’s a sign that tonight will be different.

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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 10:27:47 pm »
I was sure it was gone. Hope that’s a sign that tonight will be different.

The camera panning up to the stands didn't help my stomach acid.

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 10:29:56 pm »
The camera panning up to the stands didn't help my stomach acid.
Likewise.  Glad to hear the A's announcer "Reddick to the wall...., catches it!"
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 10:36:38 pm »
Well that was a no doubter on a 2-strike fastball
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 10:37:00 pm »
Cahna homer makes it 1-0.

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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 10:40:21 pm »
Well zero runs was never gonna win this game,  so we might as well start scoring now.

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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2019, 10:43:31 pm »
1 out double for Brantley.

I thought Cahna caught it.   Glad he didn't.

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2019, 10:46:03 pm »
Bregman walk.

2 on for Alvarez.

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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2019, 10:47:49 pm »
Bases juiced, one out for Correa...
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2019, 10:48:20 pm »
Alvarez singles softly into left.

Everybody moves up.

Bases juiced for Correa.

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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2019, 10:48:31 pm »
Correa with a sac fly to tie the game
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2019, 10:49:35 pm »
That'll do,  Carlos.

Yuli,  we need a knock here.

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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2019, 10:50:30 pm »
Damn, Yuli dragging a bass boat around. That ball was deep in the gap and he was out by a mile.
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2019, 10:51:07 pm »
You take the good
You take the bad
You take them both
And there you have
A 2-1 lead

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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2019, 10:51:54 pm »
Woulda been nice to clear Chirinos’s spot that inning.
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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2019, 10:52:14 pm »
You take the good
You take the bad
You take them both
And there you have
A 2-1 lead

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Re: ASTROS @ ATHLETICS, AUGUST 16, 2019
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2019, 10:52:37 pm »
You take the good
You take the bad
You take them both
And there you have
A 2-1 lead

Wanted a homer. Come on JV!
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2019, 10:54:16 pm »
FUCK
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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2019, 10:54:40 pm »
The Astros simply cannot stand having a lead
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2019, 10:55:12 pm »
The Astros simply cannot stand having a lead

Or even a tie.

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« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2019, 10:55:26 pm »
Dammit
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« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2019, 10:55:30 pm »
Unbelievable.

Leads and ties haven't lasted more than a third of an inning this whole week.

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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2019, 10:58:21 pm »
Seriously.

Fuck this pitching staff lately. The inability to hold a lead is... FUCKING. PATHETIC.

I don't care how great the names are. Nut up or shut up. Stop hanging bullshit after the offense gives you a lead.
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« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2019, 10:58:50 pm »
For those not watching the Astros broadcast,  in the last 15 innings the Astros have scored, they've allowed runs in 10 of the ensuing half innings.

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« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2019, 11:03:04 pm »
That’s a positive development. Make use of it.

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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2019, 11:03:13 pm »
Chirinos gets a leadoff single.

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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2019, 11:05:25 pm »
Hoping for positive things from 8 and 9 is apparently just wishful thinking currently.

Ugh.
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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2019, 11:05:44 pm »
Btw Treinen pitching.

And gets Josh to pop up a 3-1 pitch.

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« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2019, 11:06:53 pm »
Springer is wearing a hole in his pants falling to his knees.
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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2019, 11:07:51 pm »
Springer is wearing a hole in his pants falling to his knees.

Yes.

At least half a dozen times this week.

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« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2019, 11:09:26 pm »
Yes.

At least half a dozen times this week.

He’s done about five times tonight. As he takes strike three.
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« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2019, 11:10:22 pm »
Yes.

At least half a dozen times this week.

What an absolutely putrid at bat by Springer.
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« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2019, 11:11:47 pm »
Jeebus, Jose, waiting for an invitation to swing?
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« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2019, 11:13:15 pm »
Jeebus, Jose, waiting for an invitation to swing?

Fear not, he'll swing at any garbage available with 2 strikes.
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« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2019, 11:14:16 pm »
This team FUCKING SUCKS currently.

Just straight garbage.
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« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2019, 11:14:35 pm »
He is worthless tonight. Whole series.
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« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2019, 11:18:19 pm »
HPU has no idea where the outside corner abides tonight, apparently.
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« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2019, 11:22:49 pm »
If JV never gave up HRs he'd be having the greatest season in history

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« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2019, 11:23:19 pm »
Intriguing Stro Poll tonight.

Did you think Correa would be last?
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« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2019, 11:23:35 pm »
Oh the irony of the Stro poll.

They picked Altuve, who has been straight trash tonight for who who you'd build a 10 year career around from the Astros lineup.
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« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2019, 11:24:13 pm »
Did you think Correa would be last?

As a lefty I protest that poll.

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« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2019, 11:25:39 pm »
Did you think Correa would be last?

No. First? No. Last? No.

Shows what I know.

He would be my pick to be first. Closely followed by Springer, the guy who came in next to last.

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« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2019, 11:27:52 pm »
The top of the order not named Brantley has been un-freaking-productive tonight.

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« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2019, 11:29:40 pm »
Same spot,  but Yordan ripped it into left center.

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« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2019, 11:31:12 pm »
Glad Correa isn't looking for a pitch to hit with the first two he takes with two outs and a runner on 2nd.

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« Reply #69 on: August 16, 2019, 11:31:59 pm »
Good grief Carlos.

Takes 2 straight FBs over the plate.

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« Reply #70 on: August 16, 2019, 11:33:18 pm »
Glad Correa isn't looking for a pitch to hit with the first two he takes with two outs and a runner on 2nd.

Ugh.

Shit AB number 4 for Correa.

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« Reply #71 on: August 16, 2019, 11:33:24 pm »


No. First? No. Last? No.

Shows what I know.

He would be my pick to be first. Closely followed by Springer, the guy who came in next to last.

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10 years of healthy Correa skillset, is probably enough to be in the HoF. He has elite power, hit tool, very good speed for his size and good defense. The only thing he hasn't had is consistent health

Spinger is second most talented, then Bregman and then Altuve. Altuve has by far the smallest margin for error.

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« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2019, 11:36:05 pm »

10 years of healthy Correa skillset, is probably enough to be in the HoF. He has elite power, hit tool, very good speed for his size and good defense. The only thing he hasn't had is consistent health

Spinger is second most talented, then Bregman and then Altuve. Altuve has by far the smallest margin for error.

This is plainly the order any sane person would put them in.

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« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2019, 11:46:45 pm »
Really wish Yuli had stayed at first after his rbi.

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« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2019, 11:47:23 pm »
Or that he would have run faster than a glacier.

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« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2019, 11:49:48 pm »
Fuck this HPU.
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« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2019, 11:51:09 pm »
Fuck this HPU.

Chirinos fucked out of a walk on a horrendous 2-1 strike call.
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« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2019, 11:52:17 pm »
Chapman and Olson up in 9th. Hang on.

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« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2019, 11:53:53 pm »
Chapman and Olson up in 9th. Hang on.

Astros lose is my prediction, but I think it won't happen until the 10th.
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« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2019, 12:03:00 am »
Now score, dammit. Yordan is out also.
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« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2019, 12:07:49 am »
Wow I didn’t think Springer could have a worse at bat than his last one. I was wrong.

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« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2019, 12:10:14 am »
Altuve raw fucked by Tripp Gibson, pops out to right.

What an absolutely shit at bat by the HPU.
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« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2019, 12:11:31 am »
Never seen Altuve have words with the ump but he def should have walked. Like how he tossed the bat back like that.
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« Reply #83 on: August 17, 2019, 12:11:46 am »
Altuve raw fucked by Tripp Gibson, pops out to right.

What an absolutely shit at bat by the HPU.
Altuve let him know....
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« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2019, 12:13:56 am »
Pass Bregman for Marisnick Diaz who Ks.
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« Reply #85 on: August 17, 2019, 12:41:48 am »
Guys. Runs, please. It’s late, the bullpen is shredded, and we need a W.

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« Reply #86 on: August 17, 2019, 12:51:32 am »
Need at least 6 more outs and 2 day games ahead.

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« Reply #87 on: August 17, 2019, 12:53:21 am »
Need at least 6 more outs and 2 day games ahead.

Perhaps not.

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« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2019, 01:02:44 am »
Rondon works through trouble. To the 13th...

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« Reply #89 on: August 17, 2019, 01:15:07 am »
*Sigh*
Chirinos leaves two on base.
On to the bottom of the 13th.
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« Reply #90 on: August 17, 2019, 01:23:37 am »
Crap. Sneed gave up the winner.
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« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2019, 01:27:04 am »
This team better get a shipment of whack in right away.
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« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2019, 05:55:53 am »
Dang it.

Box score indicates the pen did its job. After the Pressly walk in the 8th (Astros only BB allowed of the game), A's held without a walk or a hit until the 12th.

Box score on the offensive side . . . anemic.  9 hits in 13 innings (9 for 47). 2 for 9 RISP.  12 LOB.  Scoreless in 12 of the 13 innings.  1 hit in the extra frames.

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« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2019, 07:40:41 am »
The beginning of August fooled us, but we've now officially entered the August doldrums. I don't know why this seems to happen so consistently. Maybe everybody is tired, and they don't yet have the September urgency/excitement to help them overcome it.

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« Reply #94 on: August 17, 2019, 08:40:58 am »
The beginning of August fooled us, but we've now officially entered the August doldrums. I don't know why this seems to happen so consistently. Maybe everybody is tired, and they don't yet have the September urgency/excitement to help them overcome it.

Extra innings was about the last thing they needed.

I am in Sacramento, but the game was not on TV. Gameday and I stayed up for the bitter end. Sneed almost got out of it, but seeing eye singles do not go our way these days.
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« Reply #95 on: August 17, 2019, 09:41:11 am »
The beginning of August fooled us, but we've now officially entered the August doldrums. I don't know why this seems to happen so consistently. Maybe everybody is tired, and they don't yet have the September urgency/excitement to help them overcome it.

Extra innings was about the last thing they needed.

Extra innings with a AAA call up starting the next game.

Sigh.

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« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2019, 09:42:16 am »
Extra innings with a AAA call up starting the next game.

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« Reply #97 on: August 17, 2019, 11:35:40 am »
It is the ebb and flow that every team (even those with exceptional talent) experiences in every season.
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« Reply #98 on: August 17, 2019, 11:39:13 am »
It is the ebb and flow that every team (even those with exceptional talent) experiences in every season.

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« Reply #99 on: August 17, 2019, 02:03:56 pm »
It’s all good folks. This was just a speed bump, everything will get back in place soon.

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« Reply #100 on: August 17, 2019, 02:24:11 pm »
It is the ebb and flow that every team (even those with exceptional talent) experiences in every season.

It happened to the Astros in 2017 and 2018 and the 2017 Dodgers had an even worse meltdown.
The problem is that none of those teams had a team in their division as good as this year's A's.
It's also concerning that the August funk is happening this year when the team is mostly healthy (injuries were a big part of the problem in the two previous years).
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« Reply #101 on: August 17, 2019, 03:11:49 pm »
17 straight games with a doubleheader and a scratched starter.   

JV strikes out 11.  Pressly issues the only walk for the staff in the 8th inning.  But the offense musters 2 runs in 13 frames.  This after scores at 7, 9, and 6 runs and losing games this week alone.

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« Reply #102 on: August 17, 2019, 04:50:20 pm »
It happened to the Astros in 2017 and 2018 and the 2017 Dodgers had an even worse meltdown.
The problem is that none of those teams had a team in their division as good as this year's A's.
It's also concerning that the August funk is happening this year when the team is mostly healthy (injuries were a big part of the problem in the two previous years).
The A's won 97 games last year. The division lead at one point last year was down to a game or two and then they went on a long run and won the division by 6 games. This team is still ahead of where 2017 and 2018 teams were at this point

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« Reply #103 on: August 17, 2019, 05:00:20 pm »
The A's won 97 games last year. The division lead at one point last year was down to a game or two and then they went on a long run and won the division by 6 games. This team is still ahead of where 2017 and 2018 teams were at this point

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