Another wasted pitching performance by Josh Outman who got the no decision. Outman went 6 2/3 and allowed three runs but was pulled by Geren because there was a runner on first and two out… Oh no, not the ninth place hitter who is 0-2! Quick get Outman out of there! The best reliever (aside from Bailey) was used instead, for a third of an inning, nice management.  Next inning of course the A’s get lit up, and eventually lose 6-3.

Two home runs off Santiago Casilla gave the Rangers a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth. Casilla looked bad, barely able to find the strike zone. Why not use Casilla instead of Wuertz for one batter in the seventh and use the much better reliever for a whole inning? I know what Geren was doing, he was planning ahead for the second loss of the day.

Oh by the way, anybody else see a far better manager in Clint Hurdle get canned today? Get a clue Billy!

Home run and three hits by Travis Buck, and also three hits by Kennedy.

Hopefully game two will be the PLAYERS fault, and not partially the managers.

*UPDATE TO THIS COMMENT* A’s lose second as well, 5-2

Game two’s fault goes 95% to Geren for intentionally walking a sub .200 batter who strikes out the most in the majors and 5% to pitcher, Gonzalez who gave up the tw0-run single that followed.

Post info: By KFinkas on May 29th, 2009
Comments: 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Un-freakin-believeable; First of two goes as usual, second one looking worse”

  1. Nick Says:

    Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin both accomplished more in the same amount of time Geren has been a manager. Why is he not fired yet?

  2. KFinkas Says:

    Nick I just posted the same thing, Beane has gotten soft.

  3. Nick Says:

    I think Billy doesn’t want to admit defeat on this. It seems like Beane doesn’t want to fire Geren because he would admit that he made a mistake hiring him. Look at the Tim Hudson trade. It was terrible, but Beane stuck it out so long with Dan Meyer because he didn’t want to admit that the trade was a disaster. I have a feeling the Rich Harden trade will end up the same way. Gallagher and Murton were both awful for us. Patterson is a great AAA player, but he doesn’t seem like he can handle major league pitching. Donaldson has some promise, but do we really need anymore catchers? Suzuki is a great catcher and Powell is good with runners on base.

  4. KFinkas Says:

    The Huddy deal looks bad, but we can give Beane one really bad move, everyone get’s one. But the HArden deal was different, I probably would have scrapped him for anything too, maybe Donaldson becomes good trade bait later and Patterson turns the corner. Gallagher on the other hand still seems so raw for all the experience he has, so we’ll see.

  5. KFinkas Says:

    Game two pitcher Gonzalez is done. He got lucky against the Dbacks, no question.

  6. Nick Says:

    Why do you intentionally walk a .198 hitter? Plus, wouldn’t you rather intentionally walk the hitter in front of him to set up the double-play? Extremely puzzling decisions, to say the least.

  7. KFinkas Says:

    OMG!!!!! What is he thinking???

  8. KFinkas Says:

    OK…Now were the laughing stock

  9. Nick Says:

    Then they give up a two-run single, way to go Geren. You are trying your hardest to get fired, but Billy just refuses to do it. I don’t understand.

  10. KFinkas Says:

    How can Billy expect Fans to watch this? Oh Rajai Davis is in the lineup, that’s why.

  11. Nick Says:

    I think the U.S. Government should investigate the Oakland A’s for committing torture.

  12. KFinkas Says:

    Haha, how stupid does Geren look now after Gonzalez struck out Davis? Suicide watch is on.

  13. KFinkas Says:

    Davis again struck out by Gonzalez…just making it known

  14. Jerry Says:

    Geren’s moves just keep getting more and more stupid. I could not believe him intentionally walking Davis to load the bases. He has walked the bases loaded several times lately and they all end in walks or hits. The guy just doesn’t learn. Also, he should’ve let Outman finish the 7th inning in the first game — yes, he gave up a hr and a walk, but he had 2 outs and still looked like he could get out of the inning. I don’t know what Casilla’s problem is lately, but he’s not getting the job done.

  15. Rich DeSilva Says:

    “Yeah guys…were officially fucked!” At what point does the pain subside & the torchure cease???? It is so fricken hard to swallow this crap day in & day out! It’s a re-occurring train wreck that keeps happening day in & day out & the front office can’t figure it out… This insults the players, fans & the rest of the competant major leauge baseball world! I just don’t get it??? The clint Hurdle execution should of been immediately followed by Bobo’s termination. This is a rediculous & outright flat out joke! A 3 year old Golden retriever K-9 could figure this out. It’s not rocket science here! How long do we have to put up with thi embarrasing crap! Lew, take control..what the hell is the matter with you Sir???????? I could name 12 unemployed managers right now that can comendeer this club & at the very least navigate them the rest of the way at .500 ball or better! Geren has demonstrated his incompetence 1 1/2 years too long!!! This is not even funny anymore!!! WTF??? -Richie D.

  16. Nick Says:

    Rich, I agree, this team will go no where with Bobo as manager. I think current Brewer’s bench coach and former Mets manager Willie Randolph would be a perfect fit for this team. He has a similar passive approach as Bobo has, but unlike Geren, Randolph has a brain and makes smart decisions. The Mets didn’t play entirely well towards the end of his reign as manager with them, but when your players all struggle at once, there isn’t much you can do.

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