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Saturday, July 05, 2014

7-5-2014 OMNICHATTER

The “Billy Beane and Theo Epstein wake up and make sure last night wasn’t a dream” OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 12:22 AM | 40 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 08:16 AM (#4743819)
Well, at least the Nationals won't have to face Samardajizza today, so there's that. I wonder what AA scrub call-up will pitch for the Cubs this afternoon?
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4744043)
Looks like an offensive game in St Louis..both teams scored in the first and both pitchers cannot find the strike zone.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4744049)
Cardinals announcers talking about the Cardinals lack of running, that Matheny is somewhat upset that they aren't running more(he has several players who have the green light, who just don't take the chance) the announcers are talking about why the Cardinals aren't running as much as they think they should.... They hit on one of the reasons, you run more with a lead and the team doesn't have the lead often enough to warrant running. The other reason I think, is you don't run if you don't have a lot of base runners. It may seem obvious of course, but it's more than just not having the opportunities, but the guts to do it and risk losing the guy on the bases, when you don't have confidence that your team will get another man on base if you fail.
   4. Dale Sams Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4744050)
Are we still sure the Sox won't lose 100 games? They're going to just tank more and more, play rookies more, play hungry playoff contenders more.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:11 PM (#4744054)
Are we still sure the Sox won't lose 100 games? They're going to just tank more and more, play rookies more, play hungry playoff contenders more


They would have to go 24-53 to do that... .311 winning percentage. Seems awfully tough to do.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4744063)
Great defense by Bourjos....Does he have about the worst first step in the league at his position. Not sure if he catches the ball or prevents the double even, but man does he make horrible first steps. He makes Colby Rasmus appear if he has psychic abilities in judgement(and Colby had the worst first step I've seen in St Louis among a centerfielder for probably 20 years)
   7. Dale Sams Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4744067)
Sox have also been relatively lucky injury-wise. The only contributor they are missing right now is Shane. If Pedey or Ortiz or Napoli went down, you'd see Herrera, AJP or Gomes, Gomes (via moving Holt or Nava to 1B) play every day.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4744078)
Cardinals with back-to-back homeruns 5-1 lead right now... the team is starting to heat up again at the right time. Hopefully we can keep it up until the all star break. (Pirates and Brewers are coming up next)
   9. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4744079)
Are we still sure the Sox won't lose 100 games?


They won today! WOO.

Jonny Gomes with a great read on a base hit by Jonathan Herrera to walk off. Xander Bogaerts is a mess right now though. 0 for his 27 struck out three times today. You can almost see him thinking at the plate, it's painful to watch. I really don't want him to be sent down but it's looking like that's going to be necessary.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4744089)
Giancarlo Stanton just hit a ball up the middle that missed the pitcher, Fox sports midwest has been loving the stat mph off bat.... 111.1 mph. Supposedly the hardest hit one that FSMW has seen this season. (I know Stanton has some homeruns over 118mph this year, but this was just a line drive up the middle)
   11. Dale Sams Posted: July 05, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4744098)
They won today! WOO.


While AJP should be the last person ever to DH, Farrell made the right call on Gomes and Herrera (though I would have gone with Betts)
   12. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4744117)
Vaya con dios, Chance Ruffin (retired).
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4744190)
The NL Central has 4 teams over .500, it wasn't that long ago it was considered one of the weaker divisions in baseball (although I've argued that was a product of having an extra team, more than it was an indication of the quality of the better teams in the division) (and the Cubs have the best record of any last place team)


Had him out at the plate, but Molina dropped the ball. Uggh....tied game.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4744204)
Blew that lead...6-5 Marlins in the bottom of the ninth. Maness, Rosenthal and Freeman all got beat like rented mules......

   15. cardsfanboy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4744212)
No comeback. Crappy last three innings of the game, Cardinals just can't generate any offense against bullpens this year, the exact opposite of how they have been over previous several seasons.
   16. Joey B. Posted: July 05, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4744243)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this trade probably isn't going to help out the Cubs much in the short term.
   17. Joey B. Posted: July 05, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4744259)
They should probably go ahead and trade Jake Arrieta as quickly as possible before he turns back into a pumpkin.
   18. Joey B. Posted: July 05, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4744303)
Matt Williams once again taking advantage of an ass-kicking to experiment with Zimmerman at 1st base.
   19. Joey B. Posted: July 05, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4744348)
How about three doubles on the day for the Rice Raker!
   20. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 05, 2014 at 07:00 PM (#4744396)
Matt Garza with an impressive shutout on the road today. 52 wins for the Brew Crew now.
   21. puck Posted: July 05, 2014 at 07:29 PM (#4744420)
Does Puig get a webgem for recovering from a misjudgment? With a runner on 2nd he broke in on a ball to the gap before going back for a diving catch. The runner (Wilin Rosario-"fast for a catcher," he had just stolen 2nd) got caught up and went back to 2nd to tag. Gordon took Puig's throw and got Rosario at 3rd.

Seems like the Puig experience in a nutshell.
   22. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4744429)
Pablo Sandoval out of the game after being hit on the forearm in the 1st inning. He has a contusion; that's a bruise to you and me.
   23. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 05, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4744434)
Xander Bogaerts is a mess right now though. 0 for his 27 struck out three times today. You can almost see him thinking at the plate, it's painful to watch. I really don't want him to be sent down but it's looking like that's going to be necessary.

Since selective endpoints are fun...

Since raising his OPS to .859 after back-to-back games with HRs at the beginning of June, Bogaerts is hitting .099/.144/.143 in 97 PA.
   24. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 09:35 PM (#4744460)
Here's something: on those rare games which would not otherwise be televised due to odd contractual stipulations or maybe make-up double headers, how do they staff the cameras necessary for replay reviews? Is it the full complement of cameras or a minimal subset? Is it the home team's normal operators? Did they always operate at least a couple cameras for documentary/archival purposes even before replay came to be?

People have a right to know!!
   25. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4744480)
Encarnacion has to be helped off the field in Oakland. Was trying to beat out a DP and pulled up after hitting the bag...looks like a hammy and will probably land on the DL based on how he looked. He did beat it too...Jays up 1-0 in the 1st.
   26. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4744483)
Xander Bogaerts is a mess right now though. 0 for his 27 struck out three times today. You can almost see him thinking at the plate, it's painful to watch. I really don't want him to be sent down but it's looking like that's going to be necessary.

Since selective endpoints are fun...

Since raising his OPS to .859 after back-to-back games with HRs at the beginning of June, Bogaerts is hitting .099/.144/.143 in 97 PA.


Bogaerts has 4:26 BB:K over that stretch. 25:54 prior to that.
   27. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4744484)
Michael Morse says "Take On Me", Houston Street does and regrets it as Mikey hits his first home run in exactly a month to tie it up 3-3 in the 9th. It was a no-doubt-about-it shot right off the bat into the upper deck and he knew it as soon as he hit it.

Now Giants non-closer Sergio Romo on to keep it tied in that festering hellhole called San Diego, where it's not as nice as the Chamber of Commerce would have you believe.

edit: OOF! Now Morse undoes his good by not fielding a line drive, holding up his empty glove to show the ump that he caught it, except he didn't catch it. A double for Headley.
   28. JE (Jason) Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4744486)
Nelson Cruz has a five-hit game but his dreams of a cycle go down the tubes when he gets thrown out at third base. (Somewhere, Brian Kenny is shrugging his shoulders.)
   29. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4744491)
Hunter Pence legs out what might have been a risky, over-aggressive try for a double, but Maybin's throw pulls Amarista off the 2B bag and he's safe. Just in time for Brandon Belt to belt a 2-run homer to put the Giants up 5-3 in the 10th.

Now Buster Posey tests Maybin and the throw makes it to the glove at 2B, but it looks like the tag was a couple millimeters away from Buster's hand as he slid into 2B. Now the gripping, exciting, tense moments as we await the umpire review...

edit: Balkin' Bob Davidson signals SAFE! So Goose Gossage has surrendered the tie and now a double with nobody out.
   30. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4744498)
Coming into this game the Padres were 28-0 when leading after 7 innings. Not any more, although I have to wonder how they took the lead into the 7th inning that often.

Casilla was sloppy and had no idea where his pitches were going. He walked Amarista, struck out Falu, then went to a 3-1 count to Seth Smith before getting him to ground out on a weak roller back to the mound. He even made it interesting to Venable getting a few pitches inside to the LHB, but finally he struck out swinging and Buster dropped it, picked it up, threw down to 1B to complete the K. But that inning was reminiscent of the 2010 "torture" season.
   31. jobu Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:39 AM (#4744532)
It is a lot of fun to watch the A's gun down guys at the plate. Even if Cabrera might have been safe.

Samardzija certainly LOOKS like an A's player.
   32. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:42 AM (#4744533)
Wow Pujols unloaded on that one. Angels have just hung around tonight.

No rooting interest but it was awesome to watch a great player do something great in a key moment.
   33. boteman Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:54 AM (#4744537)
Samardzija certainly LOOKS like an A's player.

You're just saying that because of the hair. It's the hair.
   34. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: July 06, 2014 at 01:03 AM (#4744542)
8 run inning for the Angels now.
   35. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 06, 2014 at 01:22 AM (#4744543)
Man, that was one satisfying inning. Only that lollygagger Trout messed it up, making two outs and leaving the bases loaded.
   36. boteman Posted: July 06, 2014 at 01:25 AM (#4744544)
Angels radio remarking how the fans are worn out from that long inning with no OOOMPH left to cheer.

Did that half inning really last 55 minutes? That's gotta be exhausting for the defensive team, especially the pitcher(s) suffering through it.
   37. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 06, 2014 at 01:30 AM (#4744547)
The bottom half of that inning took 78 pitches five mound conferences and four pitching changes.
   38. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 06, 2014 at 02:05 AM (#4744553)
Seems like the Puig experience in a nutshell.

THIS is the Puig and Ryu experience in a nutshell.
   39. Born1951 Posted: July 06, 2014 at 08:58 AM (#4744591)
When the Astros had a hot streak awhile back, I became a fan. They were an exciting young team that hopefully had finally turned the corner. On the morning of June 13, they were just 6 games under .500 at 31-37. But since then, they've turned back into the old Astros:

First 49 games: 17-32, 3.51 R/G, 4.56 ERA
Next 19 games: 14-5 4.89 R/G, 2.96 ERA
Last 21 games: 5-16, 3.24 R/G, 5.26 ERA
   40. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 06, 2014 at 11:15 AM (#4744641)
Rumor!
Brandon McCarthy to NYY for Vidal Nuno

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