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Monday, October 08, 2012

Division Series Day Three OMNICHATTER

Nationals (98-64) @ Cardinals (88-74), 4.30pm
  WSN: Jordan Zimmerman (26, RHP, 12-8, 2.94)
  STL: Jaime Garcia (26, LHP, 7-7, 3.92)

Yankees (95-67) @ Orioles (93-69), 8.00pm
  NYY: Andy Pettitte (40, LHP, 5-4, 2.87)
  BAL: Wei-Yin Chen (27, LHP, 12-11, 4.02)

fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM | 537 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alds, cardinals, media, nationals, nlds, orioles, playoffs, tbs, yankees

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   401. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4259988)
Who is it on TBS that is continually making excuses for the Yanks' horrible fielding?
Noted Yankees fanboy Carl Ripken, Jr.
   402. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4259991)

Mention of Maryland State Troopers [X ]
Ichiro does something awesome [X ]
Matt Wieters does something awesome [ ]
Runner stranded in scoring position [ X ]
Somebody suggests that Cal go down there and put on an Orioles uniform [ ]
Shapeshifting Strike Zone [ X]
Replay review [ ]
Conradian Play [ X]
Mention of Boog's Barbecue [ ]
Fort McHenry mentioned [ ]
Derek Jeter called "Clutch" [ ] (Called a "future Hall of Famer" [ ])
Orioles get a one-run lead at any point of the game [X]
Number of runs scored by either team individually is greater than or equal to number of combined touchdowns, safeties and field goals by the NY Jets tonight []
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [X ]
Play at the plate [X] (See: "Ichiro does something awesome")
Yankees have a multi-run inning in the 7th or later [ ]
Web Gem [ ]
Oriole HoFer shoutout chart: Palmer [ ] F. Robinson [ ] B.Robinson [ ] Weaver [ ] Murray [ ] Ripken [X] Any of the St. Louis Brown HoFers (Rick Ferrell, George Sisler or Bobby Wallace) [ ]
It rains [X]
Mention that this may be Jim Thome's last season [ ]
Mention of Nick Swisher's upcoming free agency and his rumored demands [ ]
Shot of Girardi looking at his binder [ ]
Discussion as to whether the Orioles will be competitive next season [ ]
Buck Showalter as Yankee skipper [ ]
Orioles extra-inning streak mentioned [ ]
Strike out of side [ ]
"Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore" or a similar statement [X ]
Past a diving Jeter [ ]
Brett Gardner pinch-runs [ ]
   403. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4259992)
Cal sounds like he's going out of his way not to be a homer.
   404. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4259993)
I do recall the crosscut grass being mentioned years ago as a factor in balls on the ground in the outfield, so there's something to it, but that ball didn't seem to move significantly sideways.
   405. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4259994)
Cal Ripken is not good at baseball announcing.
   406. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4259995)
Cal Ripken is not good at baseball announcing.


He's knowledgeable about baseball, but he's just not a good fit for announcing. He doesn't want to ever say anything negative.
   407. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4259996)
He mumbles a lot, too. I'm not a big Smoltz fan, either, but at least I can understand wtf he's saying.
   408. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4259997)
He's knowledgeable about baseball, but he's just not a good fit for announcing. He doesn't want to ever say anything negative.

Which national and playoff announcers are?

I recall saying that I liked the 3 man team they used for the one game playoff that included Cal and Smoltz but that it was likely that listening to it often would grow tiresome. Cal is losing some of his luster but I'd say he is still doing a decent job.
   409. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4259999)
how does the 26-for-42 rate? good, bad, or indifferent?


That's 62%; in my fantasy leagues if you're not getting at least 60% quality starts you're not doing so well, and the league-leading teams are up around 67%.

The top individual seasons this year were Dickey with 27/33 (82%), then Verlander, Price, Kershaw and Gallardo with 25, or around 75%. Eighteen other starters in MLB had more than 20, figure between 30-33 starts each, or 60-67%.
   410. JJ1986 Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4260000)
Which national and playoff announcers are?


Ron Darling's very good.
   411. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4260002)
Someone get a new set of underwear for Chen to change into between innings.
   412. Fat Al Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260004)
Cross-cut grass!
   413. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260005)
Whatever Jeter has, it's catching.
   414. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260006)
Sweet merciful christ Angel Hernandez is bad at calling balls and strikes.
   415. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260007)
Hardy is not having a good night.
   416. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260008)
Russell Martin leads a charmed existence.
   417. toratoratora Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4260009)
Who does Hardy think he is-Jeter?
   418. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4260010)
The pitch before the Hardy error was strike three,according to the TBS zone.
   419. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4260011)
I may have been paid to see the Yankees' last win this season.
   420. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4260012)
Yeah, that's what my comment in 414 was about. Terrible umpiring.
   421. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4260013)
Hey fra paulo- any chance your handle comes from the Stephenson novel "Anethem"?
   422. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4260015)
Well, herpes is very contagious.
   423. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4260016)
Weiters!
   424. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4260017)
Wieters!
   425. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4260018)
You suppose Hardy got a gift basket, McCoy?
   426. Lassus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4260019)
Just to drop names from my small period of glory, I have spoken to Angel Hernandez a few times, briefly. He was a total prick every time, and could manage to convey that the way the worst dicks can, in very few words.
   427. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4260021)
I did not realize that Mark Reynolds was capable of swinging like that.
   428. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4260022)
Wieters did something awesome with that wonderful double and then score.
   429. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4260024)
It's over.
   430. Lassus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4260025)
Hey fra paulo- any chance your handle comes from the Stephenson novel "Anethem"?

I thought his username is older than Anathem.
   431. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4260026)
It ain't over until I declare it is over.
   432. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4260027)
It's not over until we see if Jim Johnson bothers showing up.
   433. Lassus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4260028)
It would be fun to see Thome put one into orbit here.

EDIT: bah!
   434. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4260030)
Thome can't seem to pull the trigger on that pitch (the 3-1) that looks, to me, to be one he has historically mashed. He's seen a few tonight.
   435. toratoratora Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4260033)
Nice Save Towson U baseball sign in the background before the DP
   436. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4260035)
Is Eduardo Nunez seriously the Yankees best option to DH here?
   437. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4260036)
Nice hustle.
   438. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4260037)
Some really bad basic defense on display in this game.
   439. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4260038)
Hey fra paolo- any chance your handle comes from the Stephenson novel "Anethem"?

No, it was bestowed on me by my friends in the 1990s, who were amused by my love of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony, as well as my oft-stated admiration of the paintings of Fra Angelico.
   440. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4260039)
Stupid question: has any pitcher experimented with a true hurry-up delivery? Essentially throwing a pitch immediately after getting the ball back, with only a second or two to get set, and if the batter calls time, then pitching the moment the batter reenters the batter's box? It works in football to get the opponent out of his rhythm, I would think it could work in baseball as well?
   441. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4260040)
Where'd I put that oxygen?
   442. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4260041)
re 429

And this is why I am the one who decides when it is truly over.
   443. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4260043)
CAPTAIN CLUTCH!
   444. Chris Fluit Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4260044)
Time to call the bullpen
   445. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4260045)
I feel like outfielders play Derek Jeter about 10-15 feet too deep on average.
   446. esseff Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4260046)
and if the batter calls time, then pitching the moment the batter reenters the batter's box?


After the umpire calls time, the pitcher can't pitch until the ump resumes play. The umpire won't do that until the hitter is ready.
   447. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4260047)
Stupid question: has any pitcher experimented with a true hurry-up delivery? Essentially throwing a pitch immediately after getting the ball back, with only a second or two to get set, and if the batter calls time, then pitching the moment the batter reenters the batter's box? It works in football to get the opponent out of his rhythm, I would think it could work in baseball as well?

I doubt it but I've always wanted a pitcher to work this way. Bang, bang, bang. Just keep firing away and force the umps to actually enforce the rules.
   448. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4260049)
O'Day time.
   449. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4260051)
6.02
The batter shall take his position in the batter?s box promptly when it is his time at bat.
(b) The batter shall not leave his position in the batter?s box after the pitcher comes to Set Position, or starts his windup.
PENALTY: If the pitcher pitches, the umpire shall call ?Ball? or ?Strike,? as the case may be.
Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter?s box at the risk of having a strike delivered and called, unless he requests the umpire to call ?Time.? The batter is not at liberty to step in and out of the batter?s box at will.
Once a batter has taken his position in the batter?s box, he shall not be permitted to step out of the batter?s box in order to use the resin or the pine tar rag, unless there is a delay in the game action or, in the judgment of the umpires, weather conditions warrant an exception.
Umpires will not call ?Time? at the request of the batter or any member of his team once the pitcher has started his windup or has come to a set position even though the batter claims ?dust in his eyes,? ?steamed glasses,? ?didn?t get the sign? or for any other cause.
Umpires may grant a hitter?s request for ?Time? once he is in the batter?s box, but the umpire should eliminate hitters walking out of the batter?s box without reason. If umpires are not lenient, batters will understand that they are in the batter?s box and they must remain there until the ball is pitched.
   450. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4260053)
Some really bad basic defense on display in this game.
Well, both teams are really bad at defense, and have been all season.
   451. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4260055)
O'Day's stuff reminds me much more of Jeff Nelson than a true submarine guy.
   452. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4260056)
All these Yankees look so old nowadays.
   453. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4260057)
You'd think that would do something to the Orioles in close games.
   454. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4260058)
I don't know that I lift Chen there. No hard hit balls. The RF plays the flare correctly, Jeter's looper doesn't score a run.
   455. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4260060)
Chen's velocity was down 2-3mph. He was over 100 pitches. I think I pull him.
   456. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4260062)
Where is my oxygen?
   457. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4260063)
Well, both teams are really bad at defense, and have been all season.

They both have better DERs than the Cardinals.
   458. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4260064)
Like I say, I'd bring O'Day in here.
   459. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4260065)
O'Day made A-Rod look bad yesterday too.
   460. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4260066)
Matusz coming in.
   461. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4260068)
Chen's velocity was down 2-3mph. He was over 100 pitches. I think I pull him.

But if you don't let him throw 120 pitches you make it less likely that he'll throw 120 pitches later on.
   462. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4260069)
Otis Redding.
   463. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4260070)
Why bring in a new guy and have him throw 4 balls? Why not let the outgoing pitcher do that? This always fascinated me.
   464. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4260071)
Good thing they walked Cano.
   465. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4260073)
Well, both teams are really bad at defense, and have been all season.


They both have better DERs than the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are terrible at defense. As long as they're scoring 5+ runs they're OK. Two or three runs, not so much.
   466. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4260074)
So wait. They brought in the lefty to face Cano...then intentionally walked him?
   467. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4260075)
2-1 curve by Matusz? Damn.
   468. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4260077)
Too high.
   469. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4260079)
Often batter-pitcher splits don't seem like such a big deal, but that 1-for-20 for Swisher vs. Matusz seems significant.
   470. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4260080)
Okay, now I have another half-inning before I need to grab oxygen.
   471. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4260081)
Swish didn't miss that 3-2 pitch by all that much, though. I think that was an insane move by Showalter, results be dammed.
   472. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4260083)
Orioles only have a one-run lead... OXYGEN!
   473. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4260084)
So I step away and what - Buck pulls ODay for a Lefty, who intentionally walks Cano. So he prefers Swisher hitting RH?

EDIT - OK, thanks for 469, salvo.
   474. bunyon Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4260085)
one run lead is best for them. If they were up two, you could be worried.


And I have to go to bed.
   475. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4260086)
So he prefers Swisher hitting RH?


See Swisher split vs Matusz (#469)

EDIT--OK, you're welcome
   476. Repoz Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4260087)
Is Ernie Johnson done talking about players ages...so I can put the sound back on?
   477. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4260091)
They flash that Orioles 75-0 stat, and I think of this year's Cardinals having lost something like 6 or 7 games when they had a lead WITH TWO OUTS IN THE 9TH.
   478. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4260092)
Tex remembered getting thrown out yesterday, eh?
   479. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4260093)
Maybe the shitty lefty reliever shouldn't be brought in to face a bunch of switch hitting guys with power.
   480. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4260094)
That ball was 5 ####### inches inside. What the ####.
   481. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4260095)
Angel Hernandez is terrible. He's been terrible for everyone, at least, but he's still terrible.
   482. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4260096)
That ball was 5 ####### inches inside. What the ####.


That was maybe the 100th-worst-called pitch I've seen over the last two days.

It was an inch off the black, if we're to believe the robot.
   483. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4260099)
Do the O's bring in Johnson for the 9th after last night?
   484. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4260101)
Yes.
   485. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4260102)
Looks like 2" inside on Brooks Baseball.

Oh well. If Martin and Nunez can't hit shitty Matusz, you don't get to win.
   486. Repoz Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4260103)
That's 198 strikeouts for Curtis Granderson this year. Don't have Spring Training stats handy.
   487. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4260104)
Over a reaching Jeter!
   488. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4260105)
Chris Davis is getting great ####### swings off of Pettitte.
   489. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4260106)
That's 198 strikeouts for Curtis Granderson this year. Don't have Spring Training stats handy.

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   490. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4260107)
Oh hai David robertson curveball nice to see you where you been
   491. Repoz Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4260108)
Does Ernie Johnson push the basket at Andy Pettitte's church or something? STFU and then STFU!
   492. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4260109)
I love that the wide-screen HD signal allows me to watch the Orioles' first base coach start his stopwatch when the pitcher starts his motion.
What does he do with that number? Is he mentally saving them all, or giving a signal back to the dugout of his results each pitch?
Or is it just to tell the runner on first "He's slow tonight." or "He's fast tonight." ?
   493. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4260111)
Robertson looks fantastic tonight.
   494. Gamingboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4260112)
One run lead going into the ninth! And Johnson is coming in! (GRABS OXYGEN)
   495. Howie Menckel Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4260113)

Pettitte now unofficially 27 for 43 in Quality Starts.

Yankees annoyingly didn't score more than 3 runs soon enough, so his acolytes can't tout his clutchiness. He didn't pitch to the score!
   496. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4260114)
How many pitches did Johnson throw last night?
   497. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4260115)
Who knows maybe Johnson will do a Byung-Hyung Kim
   498. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4260116)
When you're the ALABAMA HAMMER, everyone looks like a nail!

NAILED!
   499. Howie Menckel Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4260118)

Johnson only threw around 20

reassuring and disturbing, both, for Orioles fans

   500. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4260119)
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