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Authorities believe a high level of OMNICHATTER was involved, May 11, 2017

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:30 PM | 40 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:32 PM (#5453625)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:36 PM (#5453629)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!


excruciatingly?
   3. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:37 PM (#5453630)
HOW WILL THE REDS CRUSH THE GIANTS TODAY?

edit: the starting pitchers are sporting a 6.53 and 5.66 era, so, it will probably end up 1-0
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:42 PM (#5453638)
Been raining all day in the Washington, DC area, but supposed to be just showers by the time of the Orioles - Nationals game. Might be able to play in less than ideal conditions. Developing.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 11, 2017 at 02:58 PM (#5453656)
Not quite immolation-worthy:
New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with an arterial clot in his right shoulder and will travel to see Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis for further evaluation and possible surgery, the team announced Thursday.

But I suppose it could be contagious.
   6. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: May 11, 2017 at 03:26 PM (#5453675)
Not sure how I feel about going to the bullpen after Eduardo's thrown only 87 pitches, especially after the shitshow starts from Pomeranz and Kendrick the past few days.
   7. Panic Posted: May 11, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5453680)
Kevin Kiermaier just had his third error in the series w/the Royals. He should actually have four. They have all been routine ground balls to CF where he has booted or simply whiffed. Two have resulted in little league HRs. It's like a case of the yips, or something. I've never seen anything like it.

If it's possible to lose a Gold Glove in one series, he should. He's fortunate no one really pays attention to Royals/Rays games.
   8. BrianBrianson Posted: May 11, 2017 at 03:42 PM (#5453691)
There are worse places to be than nine and a half games back. For instance, the Giants are a full ten back.

But that's the only example. Hard to get my enthusiasm up.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2017 at 04:33 PM (#5453725)
I missed it at the time, but Sleepy saw it, a woman tried to distract the Cardinal pitcher, by using her body...

Dallas star article.
   10. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: May 11, 2017 at 05:00 PM (#5453747)
Not sure how I feel about going to the bullpen after Eduardo's thrown only 87 pitches, especially after the shitshow starts from Pomeranz and Kendrick the past few days.


Nevermind this, I didn't realize Young had pinch hit for him in the 7th. Derp.

At least Mookie Betts is awesome.
   11. Bote Man Posted: May 11, 2017 at 05:58 PM (#5453788)
The current weather in D.C. and the mid-Atlantic region is typical this time of year, in my anecdotal experience. The month of May starts out Spring-like with gorgeous warm, clear days, then along about the 2nd week or so Mother Nature sends you this icky, cool, rainy, dreary week--which is exactly what D.C. is experiencing now. That it is going to happen is entirely predictable, it's only a question of when.

Based on Weather Underground I'm confident they will get the Os @ Nats game in, but it won't be baseball conditions by a long shot. Fortunately, I have plenty of beer on hand. Since the rest of the NL East is off tonight you are forced to witness what unfolds.
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 11, 2017 at 06:51 PM (#5453821)
My daughter is au-pairing in the DC MD area and I follow the weather closely.
There were really some weird temperature jumps in the last 9 months.

Since she is in the DC MD area now, and we were in SF in 10 12 14... probably a good year for the O's & Nats (is it Gnats?) !
   13. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 11, 2017 at 07:19 PM (#5453830)
Jesus Keuchel, could you look anymore unsexy with that freaky beard ?
Throw strikes , ugly guy !
   14. Bote Man Posted: May 11, 2017 at 07:21 PM (#5453832)
Orioles @ Nationals postponed due to diminishing rain.

I don't get it, if there's a promise of increasing rain through the evening they will string along the fans until only after they have extracted all the desired concessions revenue, THEN they cancel the game. Tonight the rain looks like it's gone, but they cancel it 15 minutes after the scheduled start.

And this between 2 teams that are claimed to have no easy make-up dates even though they're 30 miles apart.
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 11, 2017 at 07:32 PM (#5453836)
Let's go Yanks, don't let these metrosexual beardastros out of here with a WIN.
Sweep em !
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5453855)
I will now throw half-chewed cranberries with chocolate covering into Keuchels friggin beard !
Go home, Keuchbeard !!!
   17. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5453862)
#### you, George !
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5453863)
Kudos to another great title, Podcaster!
   19. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:25 PM (#5453866)
Jesus Keuchel, could you look anymore unsexy with that freaky beard ?[

Unsexy
   20. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5453867)
I missed it at the time, but Sleepy saw it, a woman tried to distract the Cardinal pitcher, by using her body...


Save that for Matt Harvey.
   21. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5453871)
Kevin Kiermaier just had his third error in the series w/the Royals. He should actually have four. They have all been routine ground balls to CF where he has booted or simply whiffed. Two have resulted in little league HRs. It's like a case of the yips, or something. I've never seen anything like it.


I know he's at home, but haven't players complained about the turf in Tampa and Toronto?

Still, three or four is pretty bad.
   22. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 08:42 PM (#5453878)
Keuchel overcomes a dropped ball at first and a catchers interference to limit the Yanks to one run. Lucky it was Sanchez hitting that weak chopper to third.

   23. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5453890)
Keuchel is so in command even when in dutch, stranding five the last two innings. Only good thing for the Yanks is running up his pitch count.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2017 at 09:17 PM (#5453899)
Save that for Matt Harvey.


Matt Harvey says "Not tonight, I have a headache."
   25. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 09:52 PM (#5453912)
Keuchel and Devenski have thrown some killer pitches tonight.
   26. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 11, 2017 at 09:55 PM (#5453913)
Melky hit a HR off of Phil Hughes! Weird. Early 20s me would have been conflicted.
   27. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 10:22 PM (#5453935)
Marisnick with two excellent plays to preserve the Astros win. Still another game where the Yanks battle to the last out.

Def send Ellsbury there and make 'em make the play. Good work by McCann, too.
   28. dog poop god Posted: May 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM (#5453936)
Ack, that was a tough loss to swallow. Get 'em tomorrow.
   29. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 11, 2017 at 11:22 PM (#5453966)
The only blemish on Zach Greinke through six innings is one walk. Developing.
   30. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 11, 2017 at 11:34 PM (#5453974)
Greinke now through 7. 11 K's, too. At 90 pitches.
   31. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: May 11, 2017 at 11:49 PM (#5453979)
Polanco crushed one just foul. Two pitches later, he homers anyway.
   32. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 11, 2017 at 11:52 PM (#5453981)
Gregory Polanco lead off HR ends Greinke's no-hit bid in 8th. Diamondbacks still lead 2-1.

EDIT: A coke with a file in it for Escape Plan.
   33. Snowboy Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:02 AM (#5453985)
Hasn't Zack pitched well enough over his 13 year career to warrant spelling his name correctly on Primer? <wink>
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:22 AM (#5453989)
Greinke with a 1 hitter(homerun to Polanco) over 8 innings, so he had to be relieved still got the 2-1 victory.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:28 AM (#5453990)
Gerrit Cole takes the lost after pitching 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and one walk....
Bringing his record to 1-4, with a seasonal era of 3.06....

He deserved to lose his first game(5ip, 5 runs)
2nd lost of the season was a 1-2 loss, where he went 6 innings, 2 runs.
3rd lost of the season was an 0-1 loss where he went 7 innings 1 run(2 hits)

and yet proponents of the win stat support it while bad mouthing the quality start stat.... (there is no fixing stupidity)

His 3.06 era and his 87% quality start percentage is much better indicator of his seasonal performance than his 1-4 record.
   36. Bote Man Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:34 AM (#5453993)
But you can't compare records until July.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5453995)
But you can't compare records until July.


No you can't look at standings until the end of June or so, but records is a different story.... The goal is to get 5 games above .500...then 10, then 15 or worry about standings.


I have zero problem with people celebrating their teams success, provided the team success is about the quality of the team shown so far, but when you have a Cubs fan proud of the fact that they are in first place, with a record that is 3 games above .500 in mid May...then they have kinda missed the point of a 162 game season.... be proud of the 3 games, but standings are meaningless right now.
   38. Bote Man Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5453998)
The standings are simply the team records sorted, but I just like bustin ya chops on that every once in a while :-)

Meanwhile, the Giants have lost their eleventybazillionth game to the Reds. Their record doesn't look so hot. Span did well for his first game back from the DL, though. I can't help but like that guy.
   39. Snowboy Posted: May 12, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5454000)
Gerrit Cole


Eduardo Rodriguez today: 6 IP, 3H, 1R

He did not get "teh win" because at some point when he was sitting on his ash in the dugout, some other pitcher gave up some runs, or maybe some other pitcher who was also sitting on his ash happened to be the last pitcher on the mound when his team broke out the lumber and took the lead.
Aren't those 6IP of 1 run ball by Rodriguez still the most valuable innings in a game his team won 4-1? I'm not bothering to look up who was actually credited with "teh win"

I get it, Cole allowed 2 runs in 7 innings, Greinke allowed 1 run thru 7 innings. Greinke>Cole But does that make Cole "teh loser"? The same as a pitcher who gives up 7 runs in 0.1 IP? You can say "yeah, but look at the ERA" but all wins and losses are counted in ones. Gerritt Cole 1 Loss, Jerrycan Joe 1 Loss.

My touchstone for the uselessness of win/losses is Chris George, KCR, 2003. 18 starts, ERA of 7.11, WHIP 1.751, SO/BB 0.89. But 9 wins.
   40. Bote Man Posted: May 12, 2017 at 05:02 PM (#5454488)
Oh, OK, I get it. There were no day games so we don't get a fresh(ly) prepared OMNICHATTER until the very last second, huh?

In an unprecedented move, the Nashington Washinals have postponed tonight's game BEFORE FANS ARRIVE AT THE PARK! I'm dumbfounded that they didn't let everybody show up to collect their Trea Turner bobbleheads, buy lots of coffee, hot chocolate, hot dogs, and pizza, then only after waiting in the cold and rain for hours be disappointed that the game would not be played tonight. BUT! Not wanting to lose Friday's gate, tonight's game will be made up on Sunday as part of a split double-header with bobbleheads being distributed before the evening game.

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