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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
Larry Stone ‏@StoneLarry
Mariners still the only team to beat the A's this season.

Hoping it stays that way through the weekend . . .

Go 'phants, stomp the Halos

Were gonna win 20 straight homie
y'all cant beat verlander

welp maybe here in the 4th
A's don't really have their A team out there tonight. No Lowrie, Cespedes, Crisp so it makes it even harder to score runs against a pitcher who's tough enough to beat at full strength.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
A's don't really have their A team out there tonight. No Lowrie, Cespedes, Crisp so it makes it even harder to score runs against a pitcher who's tough enough to beat at full strength.

Ya our lineup is pretty ugly today.


ah.. looks like Neshek is back to reality. I'm really rooting for the guy and want him to be successful but he's pitching like crap
Originally posted by ads_2006:
y'all cant beat verlander

welp maybe here in the 4th

Verlander owns us :/
Going back to last year, it seems that umpires with really large high/low strike zones hurt the A's more than their opponents. It really hurts their ability to play their style of game when pitches below the knees are strikes...

In any case, if they lose today it's on Anderson giving up HRs, but still - those low strikes were BS.
[ Edited by captveg on Apr 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM ]
We had our chances but couldn't get the big hit with RISP.

My problem with the Ump wasn't the strikezone itself, it was the inconsistency of the calls. A pitch in the same location would be called both a ball and a strike in the same at bat. That's tremendously frustrating for a hitter.
[ Edited by AllTimeGreat on Apr 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM ]
I actually wasn't able to watch the game yesterday but I kinda figured this one was the one we lose. Verlander is just too tough.
Cespy on DL with strained muscle in wrist. Not too surprising after his grimaces on Friday night before he left the game.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
We had our chances but couldn't get the big hit with RISP.

My problem with the Ump wasn't the strikezone itself, it was the inconsistency of the calls. A pitch in the same location would be called both a ball and a strike in the same at bat. That's tremendously frustrating for a hitter.

Exactly how are hitters supposed to know which pitches to lay off and which ones not to.
Hoping for a return to form for Parker today.
Hunter was out. Umps have been terrible this series.
Jesus Christ Parker... Our offense without Crisp is just... Yikes.
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Hunter was out. Umps have been terrible this series.

I don't think Norris applied the tag. If he would have caught it cleanly (like 90% of all catchers would have) he would have been out by a mile.
I would love the A's to trade for a competent second baseman.