Second of four tonight in Oakland.
Never mind the sunsets:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Gonna tap out tonight. Gotta take the hounds to the park in the morning. Strong contract, what with all that unconditional love.
But damn, Miggy hit a bomb to straight center at Comerica. And that's a big park.
bad call at second. we should have two on, no outs...
jesus, tex. that was *terrible*
70 pitches for gray...through 3 innings.
jesus christ, torre/reyes. dumbass!
another missed opportunity in the infield. we're just giving them extra chances...
good goin', cc!!
remember when castro was good earlier in the season?
must tie the game here.
good job, torre/reyes.
failed safety squeeze. next pitch: 2-run triple!!!
let's plate him now.
rbj - 1st pitch swinging = catcher's interference. i think that's his 5th of the season! he thought he had one the other day too.
rbj on second with 1 out. gritner at the dish.
i must say, i do like sonny gray's stirrups.
i also still dislike crisp very much. that said, i'm happy he didn't catch torre/reyes' hit!
wait. we have a ballboy with a full beard???
wow. gray has NO command or control, and vogt has having a tough night behind the dish.
i want more runs!
BELI!!! a 2-run double for my man! i'm glad crisp is old; he would've caught both of these a few years back.
gray out after 3.1 and nearly 100 pitches.
I like it. Nice play, coco.
tex really needs to go boom here...
nope. tex now below the mendoza line!!! : /
 i like company! : )
i've always hated coveli crisp. he's now selling his TEN MILLION DOLLAR home resort. it has indoor trees, a lagoon with a waterfall, two-sided fireplace, chef's kitchen, 18,000 (!!!) square feet, and...oh, by the way, a fucking baseball field! goddamn. must be nice.
he bought it for "only" $7 mil. and is looking for $10 mil. good lord.
CC looks really good and his hook is pretty great!
this pitcher is boring. ; )
[wish RI were here...]
gotta cash in on that error.
wow. the a's are baaaaaaaad at defense. i mean baaaaaaaad!!!
i bet they have all mansions though...
I fucking hate coco crisp. Fuck him.
crisp flies out!
can't stand "coco" and "mookie" and, especially, Fat Liar!
cc's hook is awesome tonight!
6 k's for the exceptionally large man.
he's cruising...in his hometown in the cold. me likey!
brett the jet!
beli has 3 doubles tonight!!! about to crack the Top 50 all-time.
1 pitch, 1 out for CC in the 6th. 83 pitches.
another K for the guy who will hopefully be tallying his 100th career win in pinstripes!
another lovely curveball!
8 K's for Black Sabs!!!
beautiful game, big man. i hope your fam is there to see it.
welcome back : )
i like hicks. glad he's getting to play daily. hopefully, GI Joe keeps him on the field next week and beyond...
god, i hate crisp's stance and stoopid finger flapping.
The Big Fella looked good tonight. Praise be to the A's.
yates gives up a run scoring 2-out double.
wow. tex looks *terrible*
torreYES! nice play, dude.
made up for the error...
A 2 out miracle. Hot damn!
3 in a row!
Smells like a Fiday. Cheers, y'all.
Nice "crisp" win.
Sorry I couldn't join you, Maestro. Watching on the iPhone over coffee and meusli, on a lazy (for me) Saturday, avoiding the Wrath of Wife upstairs. When I said "good morning" she said "I"m busy." Didn't want to even risk bringing my laptop down to check the Banter.
I guess no new game thread.
Nice snag, Torrey
Rats, a hit
Good try Teix.
Not enough to overturn
Crap. need a DP
Let's just keep the ball in the park now, Hiro.
Wow. That was a biiiiiiig K.
I'll take the K
Man, I'm nervous now, Davis.
Whew! Nice job, very nice.
Headley is going to give me me a heart attack eventually.
Seems like that kind of thing happens to us a lot more than, you know, in favor of us.
Teix almost puts us on the board. Damn.
Try again, champ.
I'll take that!
Okay, loaded up nobody out. Let's not squander this shot.
We gots something going.
Let's go. Big inning! Bases juiced. No outs.
Okay, nice! Can't believe Castro didn't score on that though.
Grrrr. Too short. Dammit.
Just one hit please.
I mean, one more hit.
Sac fly. I'll take it.
I'll take that.
So Khris Davis doesn't have much of an arm, huh?
Full count means Teixeira has a chance of scoring on a single...
I'd also accept a walk here.
Hey, look at that!
That was extremely satisfying.
That was cute. And Starlin is tall!
Unusual to cheer the REF, but big ups to ours.
Nice shut down inning.
Tanaka back in the groove.
 Kill the ump, long live the Ref?
Ooooh, good wheels!
Hm, I dunno. I thin probably he's out. But enough to overturn?
Tex' game face looks particularly sad these days
For some reason I remember that last year the A's had the best defense in baseball. They look like crap. Did I remember that wrong?
Beltran must remain the regular DH, only occasionally playing OF. What does that mean for Arod?
Rats. I wanted more runs
Mighty Carlos has struck out.
Hicks would have nailed him. :-)
Phew, only one.
Tanaka owns Khris Davis.
Hey guys, just found the game on MLB, Oakland feed. Are the Yanks getting better or are the A's aweful?
just getting home from work.
i see you guys couldn't keep the shutout in tact.
 A's lead the league in errors, plus they have twelve guys on the DL, so . . .
 We don't do anything in tact, you should know that.
2 pitches, 2 outs!!
I have to admit, though, I never thought I'd be called tactless by a drummer.
Amazing how close his name is to Tanana. Minus the Frank part...
 I wish you got to see Dull throw the other game. Let's just say his pitches weren't sharp. Maybe he'll be an Oaktown Bullpener today...
 Life's tough, ya know? Does it soften the blow if we go with percussionist instead?
Good job, Starlin.
Love that Castro is getting hot agsin.
tex swinging at a pitch around his eyeballs.
nice play, headley.
Carlos is hot.
beli threading the needle. 8 hits already in this series!
bermuda is nice this time of year.
Yeah, I'm going with the A's are bad.
let's plate both of these guys.
A's are super sloppy this series!
Stop swinging at that pitch
Consonants has a good change-up.
Not a bad swing though.
Yeah, sometimes the shift works.
nice positioning, starlin. (well, infield coaches.)
that frame was good[y].
Duck just in time!
 goodly goody was godly.
at least the indians got a hit...
would be beyond wonderful if Fat Liar got busted for PEDs this season!
Thelarmis, we saw Danny Valencia and Jake Smolenski this inning. The wrong one is Jewish.
If Big Pine is gonna have such a high ERA, I wish he'd take a page out of Igawa's book and have a heavenly 6.66 instead of 6.60.
 ha! yes, i think that about valencia every time i hear his name.
Jacob Smolenski - huh. Max Scherzer is another...
I'm headed to Queens soon for my niece's bat mitzvah.
Smolinski. Sorry, Jake.
Oh, nice! Queens must be the bat mitzvah capital of the world.
I'm heading to New Haven for my brother's fiftieth birthday. Well, next weekend, not shortly.
tex is now triple slashing 191/296/284
 i imagine it is. 50 is a nice round number! i can't believe it's on my radar...
Ah Goody for the ninth
There's something nice about those single-roman-numeral birthdays. And L is the last for pretty nearly all of us...
wait. why the frick is chapman warming up? stoopid save rule?!
One down, but a loud out.
let's get two real quick.
You know Goody wants a dp. Finish this!
I hear percussion.
Time for the Preakness
alright, family time. pizza, beer, love.
4 in a row. drive for five!!!
Well, the last couple seconds of it.
No triple crown this year.
Oops. Missed the end to watch the Preakness. DP?
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