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(Major League Baseball)   Oakland A's Brandon Moss hits two home runs--one yesterday and one today. In the same game   (mlb.mlb.com ) divider line
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2013-04-30 09:51:31 AM  
And I have him on the Fark fantasy league.  I was confused when I saw that he had 9 total bases and 4 strikeouts.  Then I realized he had 8 at bats
 
2013-04-30 10:13:07 AM  
I don't recall ever seeing an 0-8 line before. Yeesh.
 
2013-04-30 10:21:48 AM  
If they could have just keep the game going for another 30 minutes, it would have been on when i woke up this morning - and that would've been awesome
 
2013-04-30 10:26:45 AM  
How are the Angels so godawful with as much talent as they have?
 
2013-04-30 10:34:43 AM  

bhcompy: How are the Angels so godawful with as much talent as they have?


As James Carville once said, "It's the pitching, stupid!" That might be paraphrased. But anyway, the Angels staff from top to bottom (after Weaver, who is out with a broken arm anyway) is just terrible. You can't win if you can't pitch.
 
2013-04-30 10:35:30 AM  

Uncle Pooky: I don't recall ever seeing an 0-8 line before. Yeesh.


I see your 0-8 and raise you an 0-10 from both the 3 and 4 hitters. Boxscore

Bonus: Mets
 
2013-04-30 10:39:12 AM  
Also, Josh Hamilton is the biggest rally killer in the history of ever.  I'm so glad he's batting in the middle of the Angels order.  When he goes to the plate with RISP, he has absolutely no clue what he's doing anymore.
 
2013-04-30 10:39:45 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: bhcompy: How are the Angels so godawful with as much talent as they have?

As James Carville once said, "It's the pitching, stupid!" That might be paraphrased. But anyway, the Angels staff from top to bottom (after Weaver, who is out with a broken arm anyway) is just terrible. You can't win if you can't pitch.


The pitching is awful, but Pujols, Trout, and Hamilton aren't contributing too much, either.  The Yankees of the mid 00's showed us that you could make the playoffs year in and year out with a team that could hit much more than they could pitch
 
2013-04-30 10:43:51 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Also, Josh Hamilton is the biggest rally killer in the history of ever.  I'm so glad he's batting in the middle of the Angels order.  When he goes to the plate with RISP, he has absolutely no clue what he's doing anymore.


that's more accurate.
 
2013-04-30 10:44:37 AM  

bhcompy: The pitching is awful, but Pujols, Trout, and Hamilton aren't contributing too much, either.  The Yankees of the mid 00's showed us that you could make the playoffs year in and year out with a team that could hit much more than they could pitch


True, yes. The Angels would have a better record if those guys were pitching, but even the Yankees were always in the middle of the pack in ERA during most of the last decade. The Angels are currently dead last in major league baseball, so long as you don't count the Astros as a major league team, which, let's face it, nobody does.
 
2013-04-30 10:45:24 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: The Angels would have a better record if those guys were pitching


Er, hitting. Although maybe I had it right the first time.
 
2013-04-30 11:11:24 AM  
Why Would I Read the Article:  so long as you don't count the Astros as a major league team, which, let's face it, nobody does.

don't tell Andy Pettitte.
 
2013-04-30 11:19:24 AM  

Why Would I Read the Article: bhcompy: The pitching is awful, but Pujols, Trout, and Hamilton aren't contributing too much, either.  The Yankees of the mid 00's showed us that you could make the playoffs year in and year out with a team that could hit much more than they could pitch

True, yes. The Angels would have a better record if those guys were pitching, but even the Yankees were always in the middle of the pack in ERA during most of the last decade. The Angels are currently dead last in major league baseball, so long as you don't count the Astros as a major league team, which, let's face it, nobody does.


those minor league buttstros bum raped the Yankees last night.  Anywho though, looking back at those Yankee teams the secret to their success was demolishing opposing middle relief. The worst mistake would be when a team would make a pitching change because Sheffiled was coming up.  That would just wake him up.
 
2013-04-30 11:25:48 AM  
19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innings?
 
2013-04-30 11:29:21 AM  
Last I think was Mets Cards in 2010
 
2013-04-30 11:30:19 AM  

kdawg7736: 19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innings?


Not sure about recent, but the longest ever was White Sox-Brewers in 1984. 25-inning game, postponed to the next day due to curfew, and it went just over 8 hours. Sox won.

You can put it on the boooaaaaard, FINALLY!
 
2013-04-30 11:34:00 AM  

SkylineRecords: kdawg7736: 19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innings?

Not sure about recent, but the longest ever was White Sox-Brewers in 1984. 25-inning game, postponed to the next day due to curfew, and it went just over 8 hours. Sox won.

You can put it on the boooaaaaard, FINALLY!


Thought Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves went 26 in 1920
 
2013-04-30 11:44:31 AM  

kdawg7736: 19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innin)gs?


I remember one from 2010 between the Mets and the Cardinals. It was a national broadcast, too.

I also vaguely remember there being one when I was in college (2002-2006) but I can't remember the teams involved. I think it went 22 or 23 innings. I'm not positive.
 
2013-04-30 11:47:57 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Why Would I Read the Article: Also, Josh Hamilton is the biggest rally killer in the history of ever.  I'm so glad he's batting in the middle of the Angels order.  When he goes to the plate with RISP, he has absolutely no clue what he's doing anymore.

that's more accurate.


This. And they're paying him $25 million a year. I hope that wasn't the GMs call (because he used to work here in AZ and did a damn good job here). If it was, that's already grounds for a firing.

/One thing for sure, I don't put any of this on the skipper
//Though he's probably gone by the end of the season.
 
2013-04-30 11:51:33 AM  
I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.
 
2013-04-30 11:52:59 AM  

desertgeek: Uncle Pooky: Why Would I Read the Article: Also, Josh Hamilton is the biggest rally killer in the history of ever.  I'm so glad he's batting in the middle of the Angels order.  When he goes to the plate with RISP, he has absolutely no clue what he's doing anymore.

that's more accurate.

This. And they're paying him $25 million a year. I hope that wasn't the GMs call (because he used to work here in AZ and did a damn good job here). If it was, that's already grounds for a firing.

/One thing for sure, I don't put any of this on the skipper
//Though he's probably gone by the end of the season.


Well, I know it's still early in the season, but getting rid of Torii Hunter in favor of Josh Hamilton seems like a poor choice.
 
2013-04-30 11:53:18 AM  

lokis_mentor: SkylineRecords: kdawg7736: 19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innings?

Not sure about recent, but the longest ever was White Sox-Brewers in 1984. 25-inning game, postponed to the next day due to curfew, and it went just over 8 hours. Sox won.

You can put it on the boooaaaaard, FINALLY!

Thought Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves went 26 in 1920


True, but surprisingly, the game only lasted 3 hours, 26 minutes. The Oscars telecast has gone on longer.
 
2013-04-30 11:58:35 AM  
I graduated high school w/ Barry Enright. Nothing sweeter than watching Moss crush one in the bottom of the 19th. Guy was a major farking asshole. LET'S GO OAKLAND!
 
2013-04-30 11:59:51 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.


They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.
 
2013-04-30 12:01:20 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.


Our starting pitching worries me. Anderson I expected to be on the DL at some point this season, but he's looked like himself precisely once this season. Parker, aside from his start in Tampa Bay (which he still lost), looks like the horrible Parker again from last April. A.J. Griffin is underwhelming thus far.

Seeing as this is the A's, I expect the rotation to put it together at some point, but we're extremely lucky to be over .500 at this point.

But hey, at least we don't have the Angels' rotation.
 
2013-04-30 12:03:04 PM  

meanmutton: desertgeek: Uncle Pooky: Why Would I Read the Article: Also, Josh Hamilton is the biggest rally killer in the history of ever.  I'm so glad he's batting in the middle of the Angels order.  When he goes to the plate with RISP, he has absolutely no clue what he's doing anymore.

that's more accurate.

This. And they're paying him $25 million a year. I hope that wasn't the GMs call (because he used to work here in AZ and did a damn good job here). If it was, that's already grounds for a firing.

/One thing for sure, I don't put any of this on the skipper
//Though he's probably gone by the end of the season.

Well, I know it's still early in the season, but getting rid of Torii Hunter in favor of Josh Hamilton seems like a poor choice.


It probably was. The Angels were trying to Laker up, and they wound up getting rid of a key veteran in Hunter. Giving Hamilton all that money was a huge mistake. He's good, but considering his checkered personal life, his tendency to be injured in every single season, and his hit-or-miss performance, $26.5 million was an extremely high figure.
 
2013-04-30 12:08:17 PM  

keepitcherry: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.

They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.


True. The A's of today are just the team that won't die. They were exciting last year, and this year should be no different.
 
2013-04-30 12:17:42 PM  

SkylineRecords: keepitcherry: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.

They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.

True. The A's of today are just the team that won't die. They were exciting last year, and this year should be no different.


If we can get our starting pitching to start pitching decent we'll definitely take the division again.
 
2013-04-30 12:23:40 PM  

keepitcherry: They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.


You're absolutely right. We're gonna lose a few that we deserved to win as the season goes on. It evens out.

Cagey B: Our starting pitching worries me. Anderson I expected to be on the DL at some point this season, but he's looked like himself precisely once this season. Parker, aside from his start in Tampa Bay (which he still lost), looks like the horrible Parker again from last April. A.J. Griffin is underwhelming thus far.

Seeing as this is the A's, I expect the rotation to put it together at some point, but we're extremely lucky to be over .500 at this point.

But hey, at least we don't have the Angels' rotation.



I can't figure this team out. Donaldson is tearing it up, but can't carry the team. Reddick might as well use a tennis racket at the plate, but still contributes with his glove and arm. I cringe every time Cespedes is required to do anything more strenuous than stand in place.

And yet, I don't worry. We have the one secret weapon that no other team has in Billy Beane, and the A's are a notorious 2nd half club. Wait until it warms up (he says from Arizona), and Curt Young gets the starters fine-tuned. We're gonna make some noise!
 
2013-04-30 12:37:34 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: keepitcherry: They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.

You're absolutely right. We're gonna lose a few that we deserved to win as the season goes on. It evens out.

Cagey B: Our starting pitching worries me. Anderson I expected to be on the DL at some point this season, but he's looked like himself precisely once this season. Parker, aside from his start in Tampa Bay (which he still lost), looks like the horrible Parker again from last April. A.J. Griffin is underwhelming thus far.

Seeing as this is the A's, I expect the rotation to put it together at some point, but we're extremely lucky to be over .500 at this point.

But hey, at least we don't have the Angels' rotation.


I can't figure this team out. Donaldson is tearing it up, but can't carry the team. Reddick might as well use a tennis racket at the plate, but still contributes with his glove and arm. I cringe every time Cespedes is required to do anything more strenuous than stand in place.

And yet, I don't worry. We have the one secret weapon that no other team has in Billy Beane, and the A's are a notorious 2nd half club. Wait until it warms up (he says from Arizona), and Curt Young gets the starters fine-tuned. We're gonna make some noise!


Riddick is depressing me - he was hitting like shiat at the end of the season last year too. Dude needs to shave off that entire beard because he hasn't been able to hit a damn thing since growing that thing out. But I agree! Billy Beane is the man!
 
2013-04-30 12:38:09 PM  
Reddick*
 
2013-04-30 12:43:19 PM  

keepitcherry: SkylineRecords: keepitcherry: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I watched the entire game (from the comfort of my couch); that's two in-a-row that the A's didn't deserve to win. Sunday, Baltimore gave the game away in extra innings, and last night (this morning?) twice, the A's (Cespedes and Chris Young) stood at the plate and admired long-balls that stayed in the park. Young's triple, had he hustled, should have been an inside-the-park home run.

They got the W's that's all that matters. "Deserve" doesn't mean shiat.

True. The A's of today are just the team that won't die. They were exciting last year, and this year should be no different.

If we can get our starting pitching to start pitching decent we'll definitely take the division again.


I wouldn't worry about it. It's been a weird April for starting pitchers. Chris Sale is getting banged up while Jake Peavy, Dylan Axelrod, and Jose Quintana are turning in excellent performances.
 
2013-04-30 12:56:55 PM  

keepitcherry: Riddick is depressing me - he was hitting like shiat at the end of the season last year too


I suspect the Reddick we're going to get from now on is a .240/.300/.450 type player that should probably inhabit the 7-9 portion of the lineup. The book wasn't out on him in the first half last year, and he was able to drive inside fastballs to his heart's content. Now people have picked up that his pitch recognition is for shiat, and he gets nothing but off-speed breaking balls to the outside, which he swings over about 75% of the time. He hasn't proven that he can adjust in response to scouting, and I think that bodes ill for him contributing from the middle of the order.

Fortunately, he's a plus defender on a team that gets pretty good offensive production from the other outfield spots, so unless he pulls another month of Beard Numbers™, he'll probably be an okay contributor for the rest of the season.

In semi-related news, Michael Choice is starting to figure out AAA, and is posting a .270/.391/.461 line.
 
2013-04-30 12:59:46 PM  

Cagey B: I suspect the Reddick we're going to get from now on is a .240/.300/.450 type player that should probably inhabit the 7-9 portion of the lineup.


Speaking as a Red Sox fan who kept pretty close tabs on him in the minors:

He's Jeff Francoeur.

It's why, as much as I despise trading useful position players for relievers, I didn't really have a problem with the Reddick/Bailey deal.
 
2013-04-30 01:06:57 PM  

DeWayne Mann: He's Jeff Francoeur.


:(

DeWayne Mann: It's why, as much as I despise trading useful position players for relievers, I didn't really have a problem with the Reddick/Bailey deal.


Miles Head will hopefully be the real piece to come out of that deal, although it looks like he's regressed some this season.
 
2013-04-30 01:08:25 PM  

Cagey B: DeWayne Mann: He's Jeff Francoeur.

:(

DeWayne Mann: It's why, as much as I despise trading useful position players for relievers, I didn't really have a problem with the Reddick/Bailey deal.

Miles Head will hopefully be the real piece to come out of that deal, although it looks like he's regressed some this season.


I haven't paid attention to him since he went over to Oakland. Are they still pretending he's a third baseman? Cuz he's not.
 
2013-04-30 01:32:02 PM  
Christ, Pujols looks like a cripple in the field.  That contract is going to be one of the worst ever if his health keeps declining at this rate.
 
2013-04-30 01:40:00 PM  

SkylineRecords: It's been a weird April for starting pitchers. Chris Sale is getting banged up while Jake Peavy, Dylan Axelrod, and Jose Quintana are turning in excellent performances.


And Burnett. I figured last year was an anomaly. Perhaps not.
 
2013-04-30 01:57:38 PM  

bhcompy: How are the Angels so godawful with as much talent as they have?


How are the Blue Jays so godawful with as much talent as they have?
How were the 2012 Marlins so godawful with as much talent as they had?
How were the 2011 Red Sox so godawful with as much talent as they had?

Just the first few others that came to  mind.

And Josh's 0 for 8 line was simply delicious. I think I heard somewhere this morning that his average dropped 17 points last night.
 
2013-04-30 02:03:03 PM  

4NTLRZ: How were the 2011 Red Sox so godawful with as much talent as they had?


...they weren't?

I mean, yeah, they had that September collapse, but despite that, they still won 90 games and had the third best run differential in the league.
 
2013-04-30 02:06:01 PM  

DeWayne Mann: 4NTLRZ: How were the 2011 Red Sox so godawful with as much talent as they had?

...they weren't?

I mean, yeah, they had that September collapse, but despite that, they still won 90 games and had the third best run differential in the league.


Congratulations on having the mental fortitude to be the only person who remembers the Red Sox for that, and not for blowing a 9-game lead in the last month of the regular season. I, for one, remember the Yankees-Rays game that sent them to the postseason. My god, that game was made of what makes baseball great.
 
2013-04-30 02:06:41 PM  
4NTLRZ:

And Josh's 0 for 8 line was simply delicious. I think I heard somewhere this morning that his average dropped 17 points last night.

Did you see where the fans in oakland tossed $hambone Butterfingers candy bars before the game?
 
2013-04-30 02:12:17 PM  

DeWayne Mann: I haven't paid attention to him since he went over to Oakland. Are they still pretending he's a third baseman? Cuz he's not.


I had heard they're moving him to first base, which appears to be the case, although he has started eight games at third, with horrid results. Position isn't going to matter though if he keeps shiatting the bed at AA.
 
2013-04-30 02:18:42 PM  

SkylineRecords: Congratulations on having the mental fortitude to be the only person who remembers the Red Sox for that, and not for blowing a 9-game lead in the last month of the regular season.


From May to August, that team went 72-37. Carried over 162 games, that's 107 wins.

But they started slow (2-10) and ended in a garbage fire, so....

SkylineRecords: I, for one, remember the Yankees-Rays game that sent them to the postseason. My god, that game was made of what makes baseball great.


That was the best/worst night of baseball ever.

Cagey B: I had heard they're moving him to first base, which appears to be the case, although he has started eight games at third, with horrid results


Sounds familiar.
 
2013-04-30 02:31:29 PM  

DeWayne Mann: SkylineRecords: Congratulations on having the mental fortitude to be the only person who remembers the Red Sox for that, and not for blowing a 9-game lead in the last month of the regular season.

From May to August, that team went 72-37. Carried over 162 games, that's 107 wins.

But they started slow (2-10) and ended in a garbage fire, so....


No one worries about a slow start, but in that brutal of a division, you're not going to get away with a September slide with anything BELOW 12 games ahead. That was friggin' historic. How the hell did the Rays beat the Yankees down 0-7?
 
2013-04-30 02:34:54 PM  

SkylineRecords: How the hell did the Rays beat the Yankees down 0-7?


I'm pretty sure the Yankees just stopped trying.
 
2013-04-30 02:35:58 PM  

DeWayne Mann: SkylineRecords: How the hell did the Rays beat the Yankees down 0-7?

I'm pretty sure the Yankees just stopped trying.


Probably just to piss of the Red Sox. Congrats, it worked. I take it you're a Boston fan?
 
2013-04-30 02:37:05 PM  
As a long suffering Angels fan, this season is going like I thought it would. You would think the Angels would have learned something from the *shudder* Vernon Wells fiasco *shudder* about paying aging players a shiatload of money, but then this is the Angels front office we're talking about so of course they sign Josh Hamilton. Hey, the bullpen is a disaster, let's not get anyone in that can help immediately but instead sign a guy who they knew would start the season on the DL, Ryan Madson. Unreal.

Pujols should not be playing first base, he looks like he can barely move. Put him at the DH spot, let Trumbo provide a stop-gap, it's what God wants.

One plus is that Brendan Harris has been a good replacement for the again-injured Eric Aybar (Harris is arguably a better fielder) and while he'shiat a bit of a rough patch at the plate, Luis Jimenez could be the answer at third base.

Thank you Astros for being so bad, the Angels would be in the basement of their division otherwise.
 
2013-04-30 02:38:26 PM  

SkylineRecords: DeWayne Mann: SkylineRecords: How the hell did the Rays beat the Yankees down 0-7?

I'm pretty sure the Yankees just stopped trying.

Probably just to piss of the Red Sox. Congrats, it worked. I take it you're a Boston fan?


That I am.
 
2013-04-30 02:46:07 PM  

Rex_Banner: kdawg7736: 19 innings, it has happened before. Any recent MLB games go 20 innin)gs?

I remember one from 2010 between the Mets and the Cardinals. It was a national broadcast, too.

I also vaguely remember there being one when I was in college (2002-2006) but I can't remember the teams involved. I think it went 22 or 23 innings. I'm not positive.


The record for pro baseball is a 33 inning minor league game.

Bonus: Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, Jr played in that game.
 
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