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Monday, August 04, 2014

8-5-2014 OMNICHATTER

TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW! TROUT VS. KERSHAW!

(Also, Price’s first DET start and a WS rematch in STL)

Gamingboy Posted: August 04, 2014 at 11:38 PM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: August 05, 2014 at 12:51 PM (#4764723)
This should be fun to watch tonight. After a little post ASB slump by Trout he's squaring the ball up again. Last night he had a couple of hits and had a scorching liner snagged by Uribe at 3rd.

I have a weird feeling Kershaw is just going to mow them down though, much like Richards did to the Dodgers last night.

Regardless, still fun to watch Trout v. Kershaw.
   2. TerpNats Posted: August 05, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4765007)
Trout vs. Kershaw...and I'll be watching from my top deck seat at Chavez Ravine, the very same seat, in fact, where I watched the Dodgers outlast the Cubs in the rain Saturday night. (What a surreal experience!) And I'll be at Anaheim for the finale of the Freeway Series Thursday night. (Since I can't go back 75 years to watch the PCL Angels face the Hollywood Stars, this is the next best thing.)
   3. dr. scott Posted: August 05, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4765055)
there was rain in southern California in August? I hope you asked for a refund on your rent for that day.
   4. salvomania Posted: August 05, 2014 at 07:01 PM (#4765138)
So Allen Craig is placed on the DL after playing one game for the Red Sox.
   5. salvomania Posted: August 05, 2014 at 07:01 PM (#4765139)
Double post
   6. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4765162)
Yankee Doodle came to town
Riding on a Pony
Stuck a feather in his Butt
And called it Mark Teixeira !

   7. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4765163)
Yankee Doodle came to town
Riding on a Pony
Stuck a feather in his Butt
And called it Mark Teixeira !

   8. mathesond Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4765165)
Man, I remember when it was fun to watch the Jays...
   9. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4765166)
"I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers."
   10. Spahn Insane Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:24 PM (#4765168)
Baez time.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 08:36 PM (#4765173)
McCarver is making a big deal about the fan interference leading to a triple. "one of those rare occasions." ....yep so rare, that you have to go all the way back to the last game the Cardinals play to have that same thing.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4765182)
I take every nice thing I said about McCarver and McLaughlin this year....god can they ####### shut the #### up about the DR, and milk carton gloves.
   13. Lassus Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4765186)
POW

POW POW POW POW POW
   14. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4765188)
Bryce Harper has kind of sucked this year. Sub-.700 OPS.
   15. Srul Itza Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4765190)
Just noticed - Red Sox in St. Loo, with David Ortiz manning first base.

   16. Dale Sams Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:39 PM (#4765191)
Nothing about Biogenesis 2? Bioelectric Boogaloo?
   17. Poster Nutbag Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4765196)
Nothing about Biogenesis 2? Bioelectric Boogaloo?


Kinda shocked at there not being a 300+ post thread already. I expected to see everyone's list of suspects (with corroborating evidence/justification for wild speculation) for the next round of suspensions!
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4765200)
Kinda shocked at there not being a 300+ post thread already. I expected to see everyone's list of suspects (with corroborating evidence/justification for wild speculation) for the next round of suspensions!


Really? You think around here people would do something like that? Doesn't sound at all like this site. Maybe ESPN or sons of sam or some other site, but generally here we wait for at least an named accusation before we run off, and half the people(or more) are going to say "so what."
   19. Dale Sams Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4765204)
I expected to see everyone's list of suspects


Oh, I've got a list, I've got a list.
   20. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4765207)
Lance Lynn does that a lot. Easy inning-ending GIDP turned into an RBI groundout.
   21. Lassus Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4765209)
For ####'s sake, can't anybody beat ####### Miami?
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4765212)
Trout v. Kershaw, 1st inning. Infield single, Uribe making a nice dive and throw, but Trout was just a hair too fast. Pujols grounds into a DP to end the inning.

Kershae v. Hector Santiago seems like a crazy mismatch, but if there's one word to describe baseball, it's youneverknow.
   23. Ziggy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4765224)
Adam Dunn is pitching.
   24. Poster Nutbag Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4765225)
Some people take themselves entirely too seriously...

I would reply directly, but the idea that what I posted was serious and somehow elicited some weird, defensive response truly IS shocking to me. #19 is more in line with what I expected. That was well played.

So, how about that Rally Opossum! Go Olmedo!
   25. Ziggy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4765226)
He's throwing in the low 80s, and he's wild, but his pitches have good movement.
   26. Ziggy Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4765228)
Alright, Dunn with an ERA of 9. By far the best White Sox pitcher of the night.
   27. zonk Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4765229)
Baez nearly with the salami - line drive - opposite field - caught at the wall after the Cubs scored 3 runs without a hit (6 BBs and a sac fly).

Baez has some wicked bat speed.
   28. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4765230)
Replay overturned a bang/bang play at first. Brewers win on that call.
   29. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4765231)
I swear Rosenthal has given up a bloop single or walk against every first batter he's faced this year.
   30. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:16 PM (#4765232)
Chip Caray was going on about the talented Mariners' teams of the mid to late 90's, and mentioned Dan Wilson but not Alex Rodriguez.
   31. Dale Sams Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4765239)
Bud Norris should be banned for that haircut.
   32. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4765240)
I like Joe Maddon, but sometimes he carries the mad scientist routine too far. Men on 1st and 2nd, 2 out, 1-2 count on the batter. Runners steal, pitch called a ball. 2-2 count, Maddon calls for the IBB.

WTF?

EDIT: Batter pops to 2nd. He got away with it.
   33. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:40 PM (#4765244)
The 2014 Braves make me sorry baseball exists.
   34. Spahn Insane Posted: August 05, 2014 at 11:41 PM (#4765246)
Post 30 is hilarious. Glad to hear Chip hasn't progressed much since he left the Cubs.
   35. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4765253)
Even better: Wilson was the first player Chip mentioned.
   36. Gamingboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4765257)
Pujols: Still good at baseball. Vin Scully: Still a great announcer.

Seriously, he was comparing him with that game-tying home run to Michelangelo admiring the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
   37. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:41 AM (#4765259)
My decision to stay up for the end of this Cubs/Rockies game is looking even dumber than it did originally. Cubs pay for getting the minimum out of some bases loaded situations.
   38. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:44 AM (#4765261)
Pujols punished that ball. It was funny too, as Scully just got done running down all of Pujols' accomplishments as he blasted off on beard guy.
   39. Spahn Insane Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4765264)
Perhaps Chip still harbors fond memories of the '84 Cubs, with the contributions of Tom Veryzer.

BAEZ!!!
   40. puck Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:46 AM (#4765266)
Javier Baez first major league hit, first major league HR, in the 12th off Boone Logan.
   41. Gamingboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:53 AM (#4765272)
I'm hoping this goes to like the 26th inning, and as I wake up tomorrow I see that Trout and Puig are on the mound.
   42. Spahn Insane Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4765275)
Javier Baez in his debut: 1 for 6 with 3 Ks, a game-winning homer in the 12th, and a very loud out in the 7th that just missed clearing the bases. Kind of a microcosm of what one might expect out of him (though I anticipate better than a .167 BA going forward....).
   43. Gamingboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4765276)
Javier Baez in his debut: 1 for 6 with 3 Ks, a game-winning homer in the 12th, and a very loud out in the 7th that just missed clearing the bases. Kind of a microcosm of what one might expect out of him (though I anticipate better than a .167 BA going forward....).


I'd take a bad game that happens to have a game-winning HR any day...

Meanwhile, Dodgers win.
   44. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:13 AM (#4765279)
I figured the Angels had no shot at winning this one, what with Kershaw pitching and all, but losing the way they did hurts. Ugh.
   45. Spahn Insane Posted: August 06, 2014 at 01:32 AM (#4765288)
43: Oh, without a doubt.
   46. shoelesjoe Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:41 AM (#4765296)
Orioles threw Mark Buehrle down a flight of stairs tonight: 96 pitches in 4 innings, giving up 10 hits + 3 walks. Only a couple of double plays saved him from surrendering more than 4 runs in that time. Baltimore gains ground on every other team in the AL East, and currently has the largest division lead in the game. Since the break they've played 18 games against the A's, Angels, Mariners, Nationals, and Blue Jays and gone 12-6. In that stretch their playoff chances have gone from 62% to 84%.

A lot of teams have better top of the rotation arms, but who beats the Orioles' starters + pen for 9 innings? Anybody?
   47. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:32 AM (#4765320)
A lot of teams have better top of the rotation arms, but who beats the Orioles' starters + pen for 9 innings? Anybody?

Not over the past 5 or 6 weeks. They're still a bit under the radar because of their lack of big marquee names----other than Machado, what Oriole could conceivably be a future HoF candidate?----and because they don't have an easily identifiable Ace.

Since the break they've played 18 games against the A's, Angels, Mariners, Nationals, and Blue Jays and gone 12-6. In that stretch their playoff chances have gone from 62% to 84%.

The more you watch the Orioles, the more you realize that Duquette and Showalter are maybe the game's best practitioners of the 25 and 40 man rosters. That recent 12-6 stretch against the top teams has been accomplished with virtually no contribution at all from the two biggest power threats in their lineup. In those 19 games, Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis have put up OPS numbers of .372 and .668, with batting averages of .109 and .176. How many teams can anyone think of who could get this kind of production out of the heart of their lineup and still go 12 and 6 against that level of opposition?
   48. DKDC Posted: August 06, 2014 at 08:00 AM (#4765333)
Since August 5, 2011, the Orioles have 268 regular season wins. Only the Tigers and As have more in the AL.

If they are sneaking up on anyone, they aren't paying attention.
   49. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4765394)
Since August 5, 2011, the Orioles have 268 regular season wins. Only the Tigers and As have more in the AL.

If they are sneaking up on anyone, they aren't paying attention.


It's partly because of their lack of postseason wins, and partly because there are no obvious future Hall of Famers on the roster. It's a team that's very reminiscent of some of the Weaver teams of the 70's and early 80's, built around pitching, power, defense, and a way of getting value out of every spot on the roster.
   50. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:33 AM (#4765417)
The more you watch the Orioles, the more you realize that Duquette and Showalter are maybe the game's best practitioners of the 25 and 40 man rosters.


Billy Beane and Bob Melvin are glad you said "maybe", Andy.
   51. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:07 AM (#4765451)
The more you watch the Orioles, the more you realize that Duquette and Showalter are maybe the game's best practitioners of the 25 and 40 man rosters.

Billy Beane and Bob Melvin are glad you said "maybe", Andy.


And that's why I added the qualifier. But then look at the recent trading deadline activity, and it's almost as if the Orioles assumed the A's role** while the A's became the new Yankees, concentrating on the short run. Not that they were wrong to do so, but that's not what we're used to seeing out there.

**The Orioles' only substantive acquisition was Andrew Miller, who's a great addition but not exactly one with the potential impact of a Lester or a Samardzija.

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