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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

April 3rd, 2013 Omnichatter

Okay, uh, since it appears we are doing this every day, I guess I’ll try to do this until somebody tells me to stop (I really should check my e-mail)...

Anyway, full slate of 15 games today, ranging from two 2:10 ET starts (KC-CWS and TEX-HOU) to the late games at 10.

Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 12:23 AM | 319 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:14 PM (#4403590)
I mean, seriously. You score 2 runs of Kevin Correia and then want that to be enough to win the game?
   102. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:15 PM (#4403593)
Weird end to the Twins game. But hey, they pick up a W.
   103. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:16 PM (#4403594)
Candidates for the lone Astro rep at the ASG:

Jose Altuve - maybe not. Competition includes Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia, Ben Zobrist and Ian Kinsler, plus surprises.
Justin Maxwell or Chris Carter - I think there will be way too much OF competition, unless Carter hits like 15 HR by July.
Bud Norris - If no one else on the team makes a definitive case, it's likely him unless he stinks up the joint
Jose Veras - could have a handful of superficial saves by then, with a low era
Jason Castro - possible, if he does well, and Weiters, Santana and/or Napoli are hurt, or stink. Mauer will almost certainly start.

Dark Horse: Erik Bedard - off to a great start!
   104. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:17 PM (#4403595)
Jose Veras - could have a handful of superficial saves by then, with a low era

After watching Veras pitch for a couple of years, I believe this is an impossibility.
   105. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4403596)
CLOSER BY COMMITTEE DOOMED. EXPECT AN OFFICIAL TIGERS CLOSER BY TOMORROW.

Benoit pitched to Mauer and Morneau in the 8th and Coke came in for the 9th, I think the committee was non-existent.
   106. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4403598)
I'm not watching but that looks like a dominant first inning for Harvey. 2 strikeouts and he threw only 9 pitches in the inning. That looks nasty.
   107. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4403599)
Nice hit from Bryce
   108. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:23 PM (#4403603)
2 strikeouts and he threw only 9 pitches in the inning. That looks nasty.

Yup. First pitch ball, 7 straight swinging strikes, pop-up.
   109. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:24 PM (#4403605)
Chris Davis did it again.
   110. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4403606)
Oh, and is that booing I hear from the Bronx?

(I love MLB network and how it jumps around.)
   111. RollingWave Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:27 PM (#4403607)
Chris Davis 3 run HR.

Lets see what Wei Yin Chen brings this season.
   112. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:27 PM (#4403608)
I strongly disagree with this. The Astros' rotation is the best part of their team by a fair margin. Norris and Bedard are competent and have clear upside, and Harrell probably had the best season in 2012 that nobody seems to know about. It's way more likely they pick a starter than that they pick a Matt Dominguez or Brett Wallace type.

It's possible, but usually the starting pitchers at the All-Star Game are there because they are established stars or have stats that put them on pace to be Cy Young candidates, so Norris or Harrell or whoever would have to have an ERA around 2 to get picked. (like Sale last year)

If a team has nobody particularly worthy, I think a "competent" starter is the LEAST likely to be taken as the one token representative.

On the other hand, Kevin Correia went two years ago, and he had an ERA of 4.01 and wasn't even the only Pirate at the game, so anything can happen.
   113. Brian White Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4403610)
Justin Upton with a two run HR. But it wasn't gritty!
   114. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:35 PM (#4403615)
Got home just in time to see Duda's blast. Woohoo!
   115. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:35 PM (#4403617)
Duda is powerful.
   116. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:38 PM (#4403619)
Mets pitchers are now 3-3 with a BB this year.
   117. spike Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:41 PM (#4403621)
Halladay picking up where he left off in spring training - 1ip, 3R, HR, 3h, 2BB, ~40 pitches thrown.
   118. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:41 PM (#4403622)
Orioles have two double plays and it's the second inning.
   119. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:43 PM (#4403624)
Duda is powerful.

It would be great if he keeps working to actually develop, I grow nervous he's not going to.
   120. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:44 PM (#4403625)
Harvey looks ####### great.
   121. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4403628)
Halladay picking up where he left off in spring training - 1ip, 3R, HR, 3h, 2BB, ~40 pitches thrown.

He's pretty much done, just like all the rest of his decrepit, broken-down old teammates.
   122. RollingWave Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4403629)
Orioles have two double plays and it's the second inning.


Stranger still, Wei Yin Chen, one of the most extreme fly ball pitcher last season, has gotten almost all his outs on the ground so far.
   123. Ricky Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4403630)
I assume it is safe to assume that Matt Harrison is the worst pitcher ever?
   124. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:53 PM (#4403631)
And Kuroda is out of the game with an injury. That is a serious problem. If he misses time, the team is pretty much sunk.
   125. RollingWave Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4403632)
Jose "LOB A Ton" is a unfortunate baseball name
   126. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4403633)
A bloop single for the Rays, man on first. C'mon, double play #3!
   127. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4403634)
What's with the SNY camera angle showing me the catcher's back?
   128. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4403635)
Really happy that I drafted Matt Harvey in multiple leagues. Also really happy that someone picked Santana right before I was going to in multiple leagues.

If Kuroda is significantly hurt, this Yankees team is officially starting to repay Old Scratch.
   129. RollingWave Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4403636)
And Kuroda is out of the game with an injury. That is a serious problem.


#1 pick here we come wooohooo
   130. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4403637)
The Astros have struck out 43 times in 27 innings? Holy ####!
   131. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4403638)
Double Play #3!!
   132. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4403639)
Harvey really does have long ABs and high pitch counts.
   133. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4403640)
Machado and Hardy is a fun left side of the infield.
   134. RollingWave Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4403641)
lol, Wei Yin Chen is doing his Chien Ming Wang impression, 3 DP in 3 inning
   135. Brian White Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4403642)
He's given up three runs on three hits and two walks, but Roy Halladay has also struck out six in two innings.
   136. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4403643)
Harvey was a pretty well-regarded prospect but his stuff has been a lot better than I expected. What we usually read about him was that he projected as a #2 type starter but he's got ace type stuff. I know that saying a guy could be a #2 is no insult but he's about as impressive as we could have reasonably hoped for.
   137. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4403645)
And Kuroda is out of the game with an injury.



Seriously, the Yankees should just consider Old Hoss Radbourning Sabathia at this point.
   138. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:00 PM (#4403646)
I always want to call Cody Eppley Eppa Rixley, even though that wasn't even Eppa Rixey's name.
   139. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:00 PM (#4403647)
That was a nice pickoff. I think he got him, too.
   140. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:01 PM (#4403648)
Nice DP to get Harvey out of there.
   141. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4403649)
Nice DP. 54 pitches through 4 for Harvey, not awful.
   142. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4403650)
Also, this scene in Cashman's office:


"Okay, I never wanted to do this, but it appears I have no choice..."
"...Get me Jamie Moyer on the phone."
   143. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:03 PM (#4403651)
So... I only pretend to be a genius on BBTF, but is it really wise to pitch a batter away, away, away when you put the shift on?
   144. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4403652)
I don't think Ed Whitson is busy
   145. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:05 PM (#4403654)
So... I only pretend to be a genius on BBTF, but is it really wise to pitch a batter away, away, away when you put the shift on?


I'd guess it depends on the hitter. And aren't fly balls more likely to go the other way? I don't even pretend to be a genius on BTF, and I straight up don't know!
   146. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:05 PM (#4403655)
I came only for the snark re: Kuroda getting hurt. I'm ashamed. And giddy.
   147. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:05 PM (#4403657)
Duda rips a double. It's nice to see this coming against a lefty too.
   148. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:05 PM (#4403658)
Eh, Kuroda's injury is probably nothing serious. He took a liner off the fingertips reaching up for a ball back through the box on the 1st batter of the inning, I wonder if it's the effect of the cold weather and the stinging making something out of very little ...
   149. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4403659)
I like the timer on Buchholz. Looks like a nasty short hop on Iglesias there.
   150. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4403660)
Shoulda shifted the OF, too, I guess...
   151. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM (#4403661)
WOOHOO!

Sandy Alderson says #### you.
   152. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM (#4403662)
Yeah, if Kuroda was still in after the liner off his fingertip I'd imagine it couldn't have been that bad.
   153. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4403665)
Wellington Castillo looks solid defensively... I don't know if he really is or not, but I really do think he does a nice job blocking pitches in the dirt, framing pitches, etc.
   154. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM (#4403666)
Starlin, however, does not...
   155. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4403667)
What you guys are missing:

Gary Cohen: Did you hear the ovation Teufel (3B coach) got on opening day? The '86 Mets, they love you guys.

Keith Hernandez: Well... We can understand that.
   156. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:17 PM (#4403670)
I tend to fear that this is kind of a typical Edwin Jackson type performance... some flashes of being really good, followed by a hit, and tough AB lined double, dribbler error, walk, walk, hit, apocalypse.
   157. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4403672)
Rizzo!
   158. Brian White Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:20 PM (#4403673)
Finally, Halladay gets an out that isn't a strikeout, at the end of 3 in Atlanta.
   159. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:23 PM (#4403674)
GIOOOOOO
   160. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4403675)
Gio "Biogenesis" Gonzalez smacks a home run. TEST THIS GUY NOW!!!!1111!!11
   161. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4403678)
That was an idiot slide, I don't care how sympathetic Keith was.
   162. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:25 PM (#4403680)
DAVID WRIGHT!

Also, thanks for that throw, whoever.

Boy, is Murphy slow.
   163. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4403681)
IKE!
   164. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4403683)
Nice, Ike.

This is fun.
   165. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:28 PM (#4403685)
The Mets are clearly never going to lose this year. Clearly.
   166. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4403687)
Dustin Pedroia grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and 1 out in the 2nd inning. Instead of deciding to stop hitting for the night, the Red Sox tacked on 4 runs in the next inning.
   167. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:33 PM (#4403690)
What, Gio Gonzalez homered and it doesn't count in my Fantasy? WTF?
   168. Brian White Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4403691)
Excitement level for the Evan Gattis era-

Was: High
Is now: Really high
   169. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4403692)
Maybe it's because you have a DH.
   170. Effervesoteric Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM (#4403695)
Giovany Gonzalez has really taken care of Giancarlo Stanton tonight.
   171. spike Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM (#4403696)
Gattis. A fan can dream.
   172. Effervesoteric Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:37 PM (#4403698)
P.S. Gio's home run is yet another reason why I spit nails when people cavalierly talk about the NL becoming a DH league.
   173. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:37 PM (#4403699)
Middle finger contusion for Kuroda, will have an X-ray tonight ...
   174. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4403702)
When did Jose Iglesias started creating runs? He has a double tonight, after going 3-5 on Opening Day.
   175. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4403703)
Buck really gives us a guy with a near-Youkilis level of ugly.
   176. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:39 PM (#4403706)
Man Chris Davis is killing it so far this year.
   177. Effervesoteric Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:40 PM (#4403710)
Well it's only two games into the season and all, but I congratulate the Baltimore Orioles on their AL East title.
   178. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4403712)
Meanwhile, Chris Davis just knocked in his 7th run in 2 games, and my bet that the Orioles are going to finish ahead of the Yanks is looking more and more like a mortal lock. Don't be too shocked to see a 495 vs 695 Beltway World Series.

EDIT: cokes to the farsighted Dock and Eso.
   179. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4403713)
Who the hell is Adam Warren and why is he pitching for the Yankees?


   180. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4403714)
Harvey putting some good wood on the ball tonight.
   181. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4403717)
Who the hell is Adam Warren and why is he pitching for the Yankees?

Now you know how I felt a half hour ago when I saw that some guy named Eppley was pitching for them.
   182. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4403718)
Who the hell is Adam Warren and why is he pitching for the Yankees?

UNC product. He's a pretty standard college righty with low upside but enough polish to function as useful depth. Kuroda is injured and Phelps pitched on Monday, so Warren, who has been a starter in the minors, is the default long guy. He's not especially good, even for a low upside righty.
   183. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:46 PM (#4403721)
So...

I know the Cubs Rondon is Hector, a rule 5 from the Indians, but I'm fairly sure I'll be calling him Bruce all year... Maybe when the Tigers acquire Carlos Marmol for Castellanos, the teams can include a flip of Rondons to make all right in my mind.
   184. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:48 PM (#4403722)
When did Jose Iglesias started creating runs? He has a double tonight, after going 3-5 on Opening Day.

Well, the 3-5 on Opening Day was two infield singles and a bunt. At least the double tonight reached the outfield!

Well it's only two games into the season and all, but I congratulate the Baltimore Orioles on their AL East title.

Hey, the Red Sox are also very likely to be 2-0 at this point!
   185. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4403724)
First Yankee HR!
   186. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4403725)
Thanks Biff. Figured it would be a rather empty 3-5 but didn't feel like looking it up.
   187. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:51 PM (#4403726)
A Hafner Hammer!

Fear the scrubs!
   188. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 03, 2013 at 08:52 PM (#4403727)
And Halladay gets bounced after just 3.1. Goodbye Philly, there's not going to be any big bounceback for you this season, next season, or any time in the very near future.
   189. Ricky Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:00 PM (#4403734)
#188. Agreed. By mid game April 3, no reason to even watch the games anymore.
   190. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:00 PM (#4403735)
Oof... Rizzo almost took one off the cheek.
   191. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:01 PM (#4403737)
Shelly Duncan hits a 3-run HR to tie the game.
   192. Lassus Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4403738)
I know it's the Padres, but Harvey looks awesome tonight. 10 Ks and one hit through seven.
   193. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4403739)
Soriano has managed to K 3 times in a single AB.
   194. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4403741)
As if I didn't dislike Wandy Rodriguez enough.
   195. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4403742)
Soriano has managed to K 3 times in a single AB.

That's got to be a record.
   196. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4403744)
Wandy hung one -- but Fonsie owes the ump that hit for keeping him in the box.... but the Cubs are in business.
   197. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4403745)
whoa, baseline collision there. A little surprised we still get the run.
   198. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:08 PM (#4403746)
2 on, no out, and Dale Sveum is NOT sacrificing with Hairston.
   199. zonk Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:10 PM (#4403750)
Dammit... bring back Don Baylor.. play small ball... move the runners over... grumble grumble grumble...
   200. Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2013 at 09:11 PM (#4403754)
Nate McLouth is not amused by the Rays.
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