OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: A's v. Rangers
From ESPN.com, analysis of Braden v. Rheinecker:
Another horror show at Arlington?
Bullpen is really struggling of late. The A's/Rangers seem to have one game like this in Texas just about every series.
"Struggling" is putting it mildly. Did you hear on the broadcast that the A's pen has given up 4 homers since the AS break -- and all given up by Casilla.
Gotta love Wash! Just got himself run out of the game and got his money's worth jawing with the umpire. Looked like the "c***s***er" argument from "Bull Durham." Classic!
Casilla looked so tough when he first came up. I wonder if he is tipping his pitches? Whatever happened he is being hit around of late.
Speaking of struggling, how about 1 hit from inning 4 through 12.
What an ordeal! 4-1/2 hours, but we got the win. Andrew Brown was nails! Even Calero came through.
Casilla has been overworked, period.
Another horrible outing for Gaudin, like I said the past few weeks, why not skip a start, the guy must be gassed by pitching so much this season.
I agree that Gaudin should have been given a start (or two) off right after the All Star break, when he still appeared exhausted. The other starters all seem very tired, as well. The overworked guys in the pen are starting to run on fumes, too. I guess that everybody could use a few beans this year. :>)
I am liking this Bowen guy!!! TWO homers tonight!!
Yep, I was upset that Suzuki isn't playing anytime I see the lineup but it's nice to see the backup produce.
Speaking of Bowen, the guy is huge, 6'3" 225...switch hitting C with some power...makes you wonder if that's what the A's envisioned with Powell before he tore up his knee.
When do we trade Piazza?
Bowen's definitely a nice pick up. I think we're holding out on a possible injury in terms of moving Piazza, otherwise Minny gets him towards the end of hte month.
David Ortiz was injured last night, so BOS is a possibility for Piazza.
I'd love to see Dan Johnson clear waivers for a trade to the Sux.
cleveland just moved Branyan to Philly for cash, I guess for his OF skills. Ortiz has a sore shoulder, pain when he doesn't make contact, few days of rest should do the trick....according to him. I'd love to see us dump DJ on the Sox. They moved 2 nice pieces for Gagne. They're scared.
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