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Old 07-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Status: "Watching America made small." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Could you be sure and make it four losses to the A's, three wins over LA and two wins over Tampa? Actually you can sweep the Rays if you like and make it a 6-4 road trip.
I'll see what I can do.

No promises, though.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Status: "Watching America made small." (set 13 days ago)
 
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Jays 1 @ A's 4

Dickey pitched better than the score indicates but the Jays couldn't get a hit when it mattered.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Status: "Watching America made small." (set 13 days ago)
 
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Toronto Bisons 0 @ A's 1

12-inning gutting. Five of the Jays starters began the season in triple A.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:08 PM
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
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That Stroman, he's good.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The Blue Jays had twelve base runners in today's game and they did a masterful job of spreading them out. They had two hits in the first inning, no hits in innings 2 and 3, but then, from inning four through inning ten, they had exactly one hit in each inning. No hits in the 11th, but one hit in the 12th.

And conveniently, of their nine hits, only one was for extra bases, a double.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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I'll see what I can do.

No promises, though.
So far, so good. One more loss this afternoon and then you guys can go tear the Angels a new one.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Status: "Watching America made small." (set 13 days ago)
 
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Jays 1 @ A's 5

It's really getting ugly. Jobbed by the replay system, wasting another fine pitching effort and - to add injury to insult - Edwin Encarnacion injures his hamstring.

The Jays have scored 2 (Two) runs in their past 30 innings to start this road trip.

Really ugly.

ETA: Oakland's deals yesterday absolutely make them the team to beat for the WS.

PS - And I can see now why Oakland's pitching numbers are always so good - it's the cavernous yard they play in. You could land a 707 in foul territory. The pitchers gets lots of outs on balls that are into the stands in other parks.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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PS - And I can see now why Oakland's pitching numbers are always so good - it's the cavernous yard they play in. You could land a 707 in foul territory. The pitchers gets lots of outs on balls that are into the stands in other parks.
The park certainly helps, but the difference is not huge. The A's have an overall 3.16 ERA, best in the AL. At home it is 3.02, on the road it is 3.30, good for third best in the AL behind Seattle and KC.

The Coliseum then has been imparting a home pitching advantage of 1/5th of a run per game. Every five games that amounts to a run, and since sabermetrics tells us that a ten run advantage constitutes one theoretical win, then it requires 50 home games for a one win advantage to materialize. In that there are only 81 games, the A's are on a pace to extract about a win and a half from playing in the Coliseum.

And that is only if you do not take into account the offensive disadvantage that playing in Oakland imparts while simultaneously overlooking the fact that visiting team pitchers also enjoy that same large foul territory.


And of course playing in Toronto has made some of the Jays players into bigger offensive starts than they would be in some other venues. The Blues Jays home OPS is .788, on the road it is .721. Toronto averages 4.8 runs per game at home and 4.2 runs per game at home.

The offensive boost the Jays gain at home is actually larger than the defensive advantage the A's get at home.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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Well, thanks everyone, the Blue Jays have cooperated with my request perfectly so far.

Now...let's hold those heads up high, get a winning mentality going, and then head down to Anaheim and pound the petunias out of those Angels. I'm behind you all the way...for the next three games anyway.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Status: "Watching America made small." (set 13 days ago)
 
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Jays 2 @ A's 4

I decided to treat myself today and didn't watch it.
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