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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

4-09-2013 OMNICHATTER

The Astrodome opened today in 1965. Houston will honor its memory by playing in the retractable roofed stadium of Safeco Field…

Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM | 429 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   301. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4409260)
I sure hope that Soriano isn't one of these guys who gets his payday and then goes on a mental vacation for the rest of his life.


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having the good sense to be lazy.
   302. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4409261)
Oh yeah--Henderson, who almost gave up a grand slam to Castro yesterday.

Also, #### Pete Kozma AND Daniel Descalso.
   303. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4409262)
Oh, nice work A's.
   304. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:27 PM (#4409263)
So speaking of Moyer....

Was just perusing Wikipedia -- and while I knew that Moyer was married to Digger Phelps daughter, did you know that Harry Caray was the one that introduced them? She was interning at WGN at the time.
   305. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:27 PM (#4409264)
Marmol in a tie game. What could go wrong? OTOH, his ERA's lower than Axford's...
   306. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:28 PM (#4409265)
Cubs to Brewers: We sneer at your worthless, wild, and wholly hittable ex-closer. We shall see your call and raise you a Marmol!
   307. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:28 PM (#4409266)
I hate baseball in all its forms.
   308. Danny Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:29 PM (#4409267)
Nate Freiman, Esquire
   309. Spectral Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:29 PM (#4409268)
The Marlins seem like they have a level chance to be one of the worst teams in recent memory.
   310. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:31 PM (#4409269)
The Astros say that sounds like a challenge.
   311. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:31 PM (#4409270)
Was it me or was Shierholtz lollygagging?
   312. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4409272)
Marmol with back to back scoreless appearances. The end is nigh.
   313. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4409273)
STARLIN!
   314. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:33 PM (#4409275)
Schierholtz may have been assuming it'd blow foul, like most balls hit in the corner tonight.
   315. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:36 PM (#4409280)
Well, he makes up for it there.
   316. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM (#4409282)
And Castillo showing bunt. Feck's sake.
   317. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM (#4409283)
Bad Dale Sveum! Bad!

There are two massive out holes of suck following Castillo!
   318. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM (#4409284)
Brandon Maurer didn't last the first inning. Astros tagged him for 6 runs.
   319. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:38 PM (#4409285)
Now, up to the bottom of the order to drive him in. I'm less than confident.
   320. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:39 PM (#4409288)
The Earl of Lesser Suckdom followed by the King of All Suckdom.
   321. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:39 PM (#4409290)
Oh dear god, Brent Lillibridge.
   322. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:40 PM (#4409291)
Great--walk Valbuena to get to Lillibridge. Not like that was foreseeable. Screw this.

Ah--Navarro batting for Lillibridge.
   323. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:40 PM (#4409292)
Sigh.... so the only real play is to root FOR a Lillibridge strikeout, rather than the surely coming DPB
   324. cardsfanboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:42 PM (#4409294)
Brandon Maurer didn't last the first inning. Astros tagged him for 6 runs.


???? I didn't think they were capable of doing that in a week.
   325. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:42 PM (#4409295)
Dioner Navarro does not look to be in excellent shape.
   326. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:43 PM (#4409296)
I was wondering who would play 2B - then I forgot that we also have Random Utility IF Gonzalez.
   327. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:43 PM (#4409297)
That said, his eyes were good enough there. Hairston with the bags loaded.
   328. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:44 PM (#4409298)
Fiiiiiiigaro coming in...
   329. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:44 PM (#4409299)
Dioner Navarro does not look to be in excellent shape.


If he eats Brent Lillibridge any time soon, the man could morph into Spanky LaValliere and his next Big Mac is on me...
   330. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4409301)
Well done, not Jerry.
   331. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4409302)
Wow....just deep enough.
   332. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:47 PM (#4409303)
Timmy wild pitch.
   333. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:48 PM (#4409304)
And I thought the Cubs' pen was shitty.
   334. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:48 PM (#4409305)
Nobody ##### with DeJesus.
   335. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:49 PM (#4409306)
Nice... We have escaped the gravity well of the out hole.
   336. puck Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4409307)
Lincecum is still not right, huh? Walked the pitcher to load the bases, then gave up a double up the RF line to Fowler.
   337. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4409308)
I'm not seeing credit for a WP in the box score, but Timmy definitely threw it at the backstop between Nicasio and Sanchez's arm, outstretched reaching for the pitch. It was a lil scary, actually.
   338. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4409309)
"A season high 6 runs for the Cubs," says Kasper. Depressing, and amazing, considering the wind's blowing in about 30.
   339. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:52 PM (#4409314)
9-0 Houston now... so you figure there's at least a 55% chance they win their second of the year.
   340. puck Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4409315)
5 run 2nd for Lincecum.
   341. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4409316)
The Fujikawa-as-closer era begins.
   342. cardsfanboy Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4409318)
5-1 game Cardinals winning, ninth inning and Mitchell Boggs coming in... I was hoping we would be able to pull this game out but it looks like Matheny isn't having any of that.
   343. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:55 PM (#4409320)
It really pisses me off that Los Campesinos! are powering a friggin Budweiser commercial.
   344. puck Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:56 PM (#4409322)
I'm not seeing credit for a WP in the box score, but Timmy definitely threw it at the backstop between Nicasio and Sanchez's arm, outstretched reaching for the pitch. It was a lil scary, actually

With Nicasio up? Who advanced? Maybe I missed it. Rosario was credited with a steal on a low pitch that Sanchez caught.

Edit: Ah, the earlier pitch, when Cuddyer moved up. That hasn't been scored a WP?
   345. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:57 PM (#4409323)
Fujikawa missed his spot by a foot and a half, and got called strike 3 anyway.
   346. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 09, 2013 at 10:59 PM (#4409324)
This ####### defense.
   347. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:00 PM (#4409326)
I'm willing to give a pass on the throws because of the weather, but Valbuena should've fielded that cleanly to start with.
   348. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:01 PM (#4409329)
What do you guys want?

Valbuena already has one hit tonight, plus a walk! He's not running for Jesus here...
   349. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:03 PM (#4409332)
mccarthy is getting beat up again tonight.
   350. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:03 PM (#4409333)
I think I like Fujikawa.
   351. frannyzoo Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:06 PM (#4409335)
Hey Ms fans! Just got home and we're the "free game" on mlb.tv. Whoo-hoo! Oh, wait...
   352. Spahn Insane Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:07 PM (#4409339)
Fujikawa closes it out. Just as well I watched this one from my living room, though--it's nasty out.
   353. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:09 PM (#4409342)
Well, he needs a nickname because I don't do 4 syllable names....
   354. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM (#4409348)
It really pisses me off that Los Campesinos! are powering a friggin Budweiser commercial.

I've known people in bands that found flavor-of-the-week success once upon a time, and they would've killed for a Budweiser commercial. Be happy they're getting paid.

Budweiser sucks but at least it's not Walmart or McDonald's. They're not an evil empire with questionable business/moral ethics. They just make shitty beer.
   355. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM (#4409350)
Is Holy Kawa offensive?
   356. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:17 PM (#4409354)
Holy #### I got shitty past the nanny.
   357. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:20 PM (#4409358)
Oh, Albert. Albert, Albert, Albert.
   358. zonk Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:21 PM (#4409359)
It really pisses me off that Los Campesinos! are powering a friggin Budweiser commercial.

I've known people in bands that found flavor-of-the-week success once upon a time, and they would've killed for a Budweiser commercial. Be happy they're getting paid.

Budweiser sucks but at least it's not Walmart or McDonald's. They're not an evil empire with questionable business/moral ethics. They just make shitty beer.


Yeah, but this same #### happened with The Features...

As Cake would put it... I don't have the tee shirt to prove I heard of them first.
   359. frannyzoo Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:23 PM (#4409362)
I don't know what's worse, the Ms down 11-0 to the AAA Astros after three, or that Erik Bedard is throwing a perfect game so far.
   360. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:25 PM (#4409364)
I don't have the tee shirt to prove I heard of them first.

But don't you have the limited edition 7" colored vinyl?
   361. frannyzoo Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:35 PM (#4409370)
The Astros Pythag is gonna be out of whack for months now.
   362. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:36 PM (#4409371)
The Astros are up 13-0 through 4. Every starter on their team has at least one run scored and at least one hit....

except for Brett Wallace. He's 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts.

On the season, he's now 1 for 20. With 16 strikeouts.
   363. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:37 PM (#4409372)
I knew the Astros were going to beat the Mariners 33-0 behind an Erik Bedard perfect game.
   364. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:41 PM (#4409373)
Also, zonk, if it makes you feel better, Budweiser merged with another brewing/bottling company some years ago. So think of it as a Stella Artois or Hoegaarden commercial!
   365. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:49 PM (#4409374)
It really pisses me off that Los Campesinos! are powering a friggin Budweiser commercial.

I've known people in bands that found flavor-of-the-week success once upon a time, and they would've killed for a Budweiser commercial. Be happy they're getting paid.

Budweiser sucks but at least it's not Walmart or McDonald's. They're not an evil empire with questionable business/moral ethics. They just make shitty beer.


The band isn't pissed off. When the deal was announced, their post in their blog made them sound extremely pleased.
   366. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:51 PM (#4409376)
Angels load'em up with just one out and get nothing.
   367. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4409377)
Brett Wallace and Rick Ankiel are now a combined 2 for 34 with 28 Ks for the Astros.
   368. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:55 PM (#4409379)
Nice catch by Hamilton!
   369. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:55 PM (#4409380)
Tulo with a long homer to left off Timmy Lincecum to make it 6-2 Rockies. Tulowitzki now has three homers on the year, all on the road.
   370. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM (#4409385)
If Brett Wallace keeps up this pace, and it seems like he will because he doesn't have much protection in that lineup, he'll have over 200 strikeouts at the All-Star break. They'll have to get him into the festivities somehow. He could stand in front of the batters and whiff during the Home Run Derby, for example.
   371. Gamingboy Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4409387)

The Astros Pythag is gonna be out of whack for months now.



"There is no way you can tell me the Astros are a bad team."
-Keith Law'd
   372. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM (#4409389)
Bedard gets pulled after four shutout innings and with a 13-0 lead. I assume he's injured?
   373. Kurt Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM (#4409390)
Is Bedard injured or just on a pitch count? Pretty crappy for him to not get the win in a 13-0 game.
   374. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM (#4409391)
Brandon Crawford homers to make it a 6-5 Rockies game.
   375. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM (#4409393)
Bedard gets pulled after four shutout innings and with a 13-0 lead. I assume he's injured?

He must be injured. I would think they would be pumping up his stock and so they could trade him. Dude had 66 pitches. What kind of pitch count could he be on?
   376. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM (#4409394)
6-5 Rockies, Two runners in scoring position, 1 out. Panda comes to bat.
   377. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:22 AM (#4409395)
IBB for Panda to load the bases...to get to Hunter Pence? Am I missing something here? Panda is better but Hunter can hit, too.
   378. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM (#4409396)
And Hunter singles to RF on the first pitch to tie the game.
   379. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM (#4409398)
Belt also swings at the first pitch to GIDP and end the inning and totally #### up the Giant's ####.
   380. frannyzoo Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM (#4409399)
The Ms plate two via sacrifice fly to make it 13-2. Gritty, Safeco baseball at its finest.
   381. Dan Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM (#4409400)
And Hunter singles to RF on the first pitch to tie the game.


And Belt grounds in a double play on his first pitch to end the inning.
   382. Dan Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:28 AM (#4409402)
Wow. Chris Young just dropped a fly ball.
   383. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM (#4409403)
A's playing fast and loose with the baseball.
   384. Dan Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM (#4409404)
A's defense melting down.
   385. Dan Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM (#4409406)
Harris was probably dead at third base too.
   386. Danny Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM (#4409407)
FWIW, this is Young's first game in RF since rookie ball in 2002.
   387. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM (#4409409)
This guy Ottavino for the Rockies couldn't find the strike zone with a map, a flashlight, and a seeing-eye dog. So the first IBB pitch to the portly Pablo almost sent the equally portly Rosario on his back as he had to do the splits to keep the very low and wide pitch from bouncing to the backstop.

As Dock Ellis would say, "Rosario moves pretty well (for a fatty!)"
   388. Danny Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM (#4409412)
Heal faster, Reddick.
   389. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:43 AM (#4409413)
I reserve that compliment for fatty third basemen, though.
   390. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM (#4409416)
I reserve that compliment for fatty third basemen, though.

Are you working on that list of all-fatty 3Bmen for me?
   391. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM (#4409417)
So Mike Trout has yet to attempt a steal in 7 opportunities this year (Trout on first, no runners on base ahead of him).

Any reason why that would be the case?
   392. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM (#4409419)
Scutaro stole a base hit away from the hitter there, that was a dying quail into no-man's land. Nice.

Hadn't a lot of guys here written him off before his resurgence with the Giants?
   393. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM (#4409420)
BREAKING: TODD HELTON IS STILL ALIVE!
   394. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM (#4409421)
Say it, Dock!
   395. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM (#4409422)
Sandoval made a running catch in foul territory and the fans went nuts. He moves well!
   396. boteman Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:55 AM (#4409423)
I retract my erstwhile ersatz compliment of Wil Rosario. Now that I see him standing at the plate I see that he is less portly than he is simply chunky. So the third baseman thing is still pure.
   397. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:03 AM (#4409426)
############# JEPSEN! HAVEN'T THE ANGELS LEARNED THAT ####### JEPSEN IS ####### ####! ####! THAT GUY IS ####!
   398. Dan Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:04 AM (#4409427)
Jaso comes off the bench to hit a 3 run homer to give the A's back the lead!
   399. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:04 AM (#4409428)
I don't like being the guy who talks about his fantasy team but I started Linceum, and streamed Maurer against the Astros. My ERA for today is 16.20.

The bright side is Timmy got 7 k's in 6 innings, and Maurer struck out the only two outs he made, so my K % is good.

And I have Romo, who should come in for the save now that the Giants have taken over on Pagan's tie-breaking single to bring in Torres.
   400. Dale Sams Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:07 AM (#4409430)
Damn Jepsen.
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