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A's Jump on Cuddly Penguins, Beat Them Senseless

Even Rocky had a montage.

I missed most of this game.  I caught the last three outs and heard Pig's double secondhand.  Based on that, I can assure you that Andrew Carignan can pitch fairly well against a team that does not hit very well.  And that Compliant Pig continues to hit for power.

There.  That's my summary.

Um.  I see that Michael Taylor did not have a hit, but I did hear him get a walk, so there's that.

I feel so less than, especially when I look to Jeff at Lookout Landing for guidance.  See here.  Not only is his chart and graph really cool, I even understand it, which makes me feel even more unworthy.

In my opening, I wrote that Jason Vargas was a nice boy--called his Mom regularly, flossed, spent his winter months in Alaska scrubbing off oil-soaked beavers with a toothbrush--that kind of thing.   Apparently, according to Jeff, he is also the biggest suckfest.  Which, believe it or not, is disappointing to Momma Vargas.

 Jeff also does a proper game recap, but it normally takes him a bit, so poaching off of him seems a little far-fetched.  I'd like to.  I think he's quite good at what he does and, quite frankly, I think most good writing involves pure larceny.  I'm not morally opposed to it.   Them words ain't got no owner.

But I do like him.  As a writer.  And I like his team significantly more than Grant's, though I don't know who would win in a drunken knife fight--I mean if we loaded them both up on Goldschlagger and tied their wrists together, like those fake gangsters in Michael Jackson's video, and gave them each a fairly short blade.

Still.  Moose Costco pitched well.  He gave the A's seven strong innings of work--five hits, two runs, only one earned.  He looked like a strong Moose.  FDLS struck out the side in the top of the eighth.  Cliff Pennington hit it out the park on one of those nights where the ball doesn't leave the park.  And Bryan was almost certainly at the game.  Hideki Matsui put up a crooked line and Taylor was the only A's starter without a base hit.

All of this gleaned straight from the box score.  Thanks for taking so long with that recap, Jeff.  That's it: I'm rooting for Grant.  Someone go get the whiskey and a length of nylon rope.

Current Series

Athletics lead the series 1-0

Fri 09/02 WP: Guillermo Moscoso (7 - 8)
LP: Jason Vargas (7 - 13)
9 - 2 win

Seattle Mariners
@ Oakland Athletics

Saturday, Sep 3, 2011, 1:05 PM PDT Coliseum

Michael Pineda vs Brandon McCarthy

Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.


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