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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 31, 2018 at 03:48 PM (#5737047)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 31, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5737116)
Nationals Fire Sale FINAL HOURS! Everything must go!

Ryan Madson to the Dahhhdgers.

Gio Gonzalez does the Charlie Brown walk across the field in a Nationals uniform after being traded to the Brewers. WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Our long Nationals nightmare is finally OVER!! Now Brewers fans can watch him trudge up the mound with a dejected look as he surrenders yet another home run in the 1st inning.
   3. rconn23 Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5737127)
The Yankees inability to hit Jordan Zimmerman is maddening.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5737136)
Cardinals pitching not having a good first inning, 2 runs allowed to Cincy.

Jose Martinez ups his average to .312 with a single, but nothing else going on in the bottom of the first.
   5. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:38 PM (#5737139)
Joe West just took Murphy's bat from him to draw the back line in the batters box. Uh ok.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5737140)
Talking about whether the Cardinals will add a player or not before the deadline tonight, and I'm at a loss as to where they could make an improvement that would make a difference. Wong and Gyorko on the DL might make it necessary to consider a trade, but at the same time you can move Carp to second or third, you have Adams playing first, and Wisdom might eventually find his bat in some regular playing time.

Wong's DL appearance probably killed whatever momemtum he had for winning the gold glove though.
   7. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:44 PM (#5737141)
Belated javying
   8. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:51 PM (#5737142)
I like Homeruns ! Hate the ######' Tigers !
   9. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:55 PM (#5737144)
If the White Sucks lose another game to the Red Sucks, I am going to ignore all Cubs' fans, for like 50 years.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5737146)
if it wasn't for our pitchers hitting, not sure we would win a game sometimes.
   11. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:58 PM (#5737147)
WTF, Mc Cutcheon @Yankees, who is dumber, the Yanks or Giants?!
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:58 PM (#5737148)
Just stop playing, Cutch,just go home and be with your family !
   13. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5737149)
#### off , Lugo !
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5737150)
Carpenter, who according to some, sucks with men on base, just hit a two run homerun.
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5737152)
Just go back to Jamaica, Lugo ! Leave ! Now !
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5737153)
And YES, go back to Tinseltown, Luke FVoit !
   17. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5737154)
Wisdom might eventually find his bat in some regular playing time.

And I might have a date with Jennifer Lawrence when I visit her old hometown this weekend.
   18. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5737157)

after that first inning i was thinking the fairy tale run is over ...

then i remembered we are playing the reds. we can score runs on these guys.

what a b.s. call ... adams touched the bag.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5737158)
Matt Carpenter has 103 homeruns from the leadoff position, tying Derek Jeter for 29th in the all time spot. The record is of course Rickey Henderson with 293, followed by available, Alfonso Soriano with 197... and current active player Ian Kinsler with 182. (other active players includes Curtis Granderson(163) Jose Reyes(122), Charlie Blackmon (118), Dozier (115) .... no clue which of that group will likely continue to bat leadoff going forward, but Carpenter is pretty much locked into being a leadoff hitter for the rest of this season, and probably going forward considering his splits, and the relative expected quality of the Cardinals offensive unit going forward, so him reaching 150 at the end of next season isn't out of the realm of possibility.
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5737159)
Donaldson to the Indians.....
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5737162)
Jose Martinez, professional hitter with a single to raise his average to .314
   22. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5737163)
The Yankees inability to hit Jordan Zimmerman is maddening.

That's ZimmermaNN to you. With 2 Ns, just like the number of runs he surrendered in giving up the no-hitter.
   23. TomH Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5737164)
let's be fair, 14; Carpenter, accoridng to facts, has not performed well with men on so far this year. It has nothing to do with how he wll do going forward, nor his ineer core of a man, regardles of what Reggie Jackson would say.
   24. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5737166)
Josh Donaldson to the Indians per sources.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5737169)
Yelich started the day off leading the NL in average with a .316... a 2 for 3 performance has raised it to .318. Zobrist 0 for 2 drops his average to .312... Gennet 2 for 2 to raise his to .316 so far... Freeman down to .310, Cain(mvp frontrunner among position players) down to .309,
   26. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5737171)
Donaldson to the Indians.....

If he can get healthy, man.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:24 PM (#5737173)
let's be fair, 14; Carpenter, accoridng to facts, has not performed well with men on so far this year.


He has not performed well based upon one metric,(batting average with men on base.... his slash with men on base is .239/.413/.451/.863---you have to be a special type of stupid to think he hasn't performed well with men on so far this year) the argument that the person was making was about why Carpenter has fewer rbi than Harper, and the argument implied Carpenter was inferior to Harper in clutch situations, the reality is that that wasn't remotely the case. It was because Carpenter leads off, pure and simple, there is literally no reason to take Harper over Carpenter in any situation when it comes to offense this year.

   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:25 PM (#5737174)
DeJong makes it a serious number(plus one) fifty cent drinks tomorrow.
   29. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5737177)
No one talking about the powerhouse match-up in KC this weekend? Surprising.
   30. Ziggy's screen name Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5737178)
In vaguely Josh Donaldson related news, Franklin Barreto has a 25:1 K/BB ratio in MLB this year which is … well, I'm not sure what it is, but it isn't good.
   31. JJ1986 Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5737179)
I had no idea how crappy a hitter Jason Kinpis had become recently.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:34 PM (#5737180)
During this run under Shildt, we have featured a bunch of guys not really thought of as our rotation from pre-season predictions or even future season predictions.

In February, the Cardinals 2018 rotation was going to be Carlos Martinez, Alex Reyes, Adam Wainwright, Miles Mikolas, and Michael Wacha....

The current rotation is Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, John Gant, Austin Gomber, and whoever... (with a couple of names that it could be.... Luke Weaver, Daniel Poncedeleon, along with the potential returns of Wacha, Wainwright, Weaver, Hudson or even Carlos Martinez who has been relegated to the pen)
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5737182)
Yelich started the day off leading the NL in average with a .316... a 2 for 3 performance has raised it to .318. Zobrist 0 for 2 drops his average to .312... Gennet 2 for 2 to raise his to .316 so far... Freeman down to .310, Cain(mvp frontrunner among position players) down to .309,

"Of course, I’d like to finish higher than I ever have in that category,” Zobrist said ahead of Thursday’s game, via the Chicago Tribune. “But honestly I think the batting average is an outdated stat. I think we need to get rid of it at some point. The other stats we have are more telling about how your offensive season has been.

“(On-base plus slugging percentage), to me, is a way more telling stat,” Zobrist said. “I like that. (Miller Park) puts that up on the scoreboard because it’s a more telling stat of how you’ve produced overall as an offensive player. But (batting) average is outdated.”
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:42 PM (#5737188)
so you are saying I should actually like Zobrist?

Assuming that isn't an Onion quote, that is an awesome quote.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:44 PM (#5737190)
As I said in yesterdays game thread, I know that batting average isn't a real stat that tells you value, but it's a stat that I grew up with and have a sentimental attachment to. (English majors....how should that sentence have ended....to? too? or something else?---it feels wrong the way it is written but I don't know why)
   36. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:50 PM (#5737193)
Cubs looking like they did a couple weeks ago tonight.
   37. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:57 PM (#5737200)
but it's a stat that I grew up with and have a sentimental attachment to. (English majors....how should that sentence have ended....to? too? or something else?---it feels wrong the way it is written but I don't know why)


Nothing wrong with it, depending on how strongly one feels about ending sentences with prepositions. Doesn't bother me at all, but some would recast that passage as something along the lines of "and to which I have a sentimental attachment."
   38. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:57 PM (#5737201)
Why would that be an onion quote?

it feels wrong the way it is written but I don't know why)

You ended it with a preposition.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 09:59 PM (#5737203)
You ended it with a preposition.


That isn't a real rule though, it's just a stick up the ass rule.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5737204)
Why would that be an onion quote?


Because it's too good to be a ballplayer quote?
   41. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:01 PM (#5737205)
Both managers now tossed in Tigers @ Yankees over balls & strikes, although Gardenhire's beef is with the 1st base umpire on a checked swing. Managers 2 - Umpires 0.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5737206)
Nothing wrong with it, depending on how strongly one feels about ending sentences with prepositions. Doesn't bother me at all, but some would recast that passage as something along the lines of "and to which I have a sentimental attachment."


I guess some of my overbearing English language rules are still stuck in my head even if I fully think that particular rule was an idiot rule that doesn't follow any logic of language... I was more concerned with the proper usage of to vs too there, but at the same time it was obvious to me that too wasn't correct, but it still felt wrong, and it was most likely the idiotic preposition rule that I was thinking of.
   43. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5737207)
I was rather surprised a couple of weeks ago when my supervisor changed a sentence in something I'd edited (& maybe written; I can't recall at this late date) to remove a sentence-ending preposition. I doubt she's the only one who still holds to that view, which I abandoned a looooong time ago.
   44. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5737208)
EVERYBODY GLEYBER NOW!!!
   45. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:07 PM (#5737209)
That isn't a real rule though, it's just a stick up the ass rule.

Right, which is why it feels and sounds wrong.
   46. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5737210)
Andrelton Simmons owns the Houston Astros... or at least has a time share. 14 RBIs against them this year, and the Angels have a 3-0 lead.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5737211)
I'm not even sure I understand the purpose or argument for that rule. My writing style is purely conversational style, so I assume I'll stretch the boundaries of proper English, but at the same time, I have never really understood that rule.
   48. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5737212)
That isn't a real rule though, it's just a stick up the ass rule.

Right, which is why it feels and sounds wrong.


A stick up the ass would itself feel & sound wrong, I'd wager.
   49. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:10 PM (#5737213)
I'm not even sure I understand the purpose or argument for that rule. My writing style is purely conversational style, so I assume I'll stretch the boundaries of proper English, but at the same time, I have never really understood that rule.


See also: infinitives, split. Those also don't really bother me, though I didn't come around to that position till somewhat later.
   50. TomH Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:10 PM (#5737215)
"He has not performed well based upon one metric,(batting average with men on base.... his slash with men on base is .239/.413/.451/.863---you have to be a special type of stupid to think he hasn't performed well with men on so far this year)"

No, this is plainly incorrect, and antagonistic to add the perjorative. The metric was his full batting line, hs OPS, has been much worse with men on than with no men on. Less avg, much less power. It's not that he has perfomred poorly, but he has not performed NEARLY as well as with the bases empty. Which is partly why (batting leadoff another huge reaosn) he has fewer RBI than his raw stats would suggest. If Babe Ruth slugged only .550 with men on, we wouldn't say he hadn't performed well. But it would be true his value was less than if he had slugged his .700 with men on.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5737217)
Gennet drops his average to .315.... Jose Martinez is up to bat now...
   52. TomH Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5737218)
Big moment in DC, Harper up with sakcs full, 9th inning, down 3. Brewers need to close this one.
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:13 PM (#5737219)
Tigers left fielder Mikie Mahtook unsuccessfully dives for a low line drive, and takes it on the noggin on the hop, the key play in a 3-run rally. YES only replayed it a dozen times, with Paul O'Neill helpfully adding "doink" each time the ball strikes Mahtook's melon. Now 7-5 NYY.
   54. Perry Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:21 PM (#5737222)
I guess some of my overbearing English language rules are still stuck in my head even if I fully think that particular rule was an idiot rule that doesn't follow any logic of language


The kind of nonsense up with which you will not put?
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5737226)
No, this is plainly incorrect, and antagonistic to add the perjorative. The metric was his full batting line, hs OPS, has been much worse with men on than with no men on. Less avg, much less power. It's not that he has perfomred poorly, but he has not performed NEARLY as well as with the bases empty. Which is partly why (batting leadoff another huge reaosn) he has fewer RBI than his raw stats would suggest. If Babe Ruth slugged only .550 with men on, we wouldn't say he hadn't performed well. But it would be true his value was less than if he had slugged his .700 with men on.


The point was that the guy making the argument was looking at one stat, and one stat only which was comparing batting average between the two of Harper and Carpenter in one slice of data... while ignoring the rest of the data that would relate to this one guys argument.


Again, let's go there... we'll go to 2018 split stats, and they have a category called clutch stats and leverage...both of these apply to a guy's ability to perform in the clutch.


so Harper vs Carpenter....with men on base..
Harper .314/.471/.543/1.014 240 pa of his 565
Carpenter .239/.413/.451/.863 189 pa of his 556 so one small advantage for Harper... but at the same time it's clear Harper has had much more pa in this situation relative to his pa overall... I mean 42.4% of Harpers plate appearances feature men on base... 34% of Carpenter's plate appearances feature a man on base...


This was always going to be an idiotic comparison, and that alone points it out. 13 more rbi for Harper over Carpenter is pretty much summed up right there.... Harper has 51 more plate appearances with runners on base than Carpenter... assuming the same "drive in percentage" ...





   56. Sunday silence Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5737227)
Cards fans: whats the feeling on Jose Martinez's fielding? We dont have many numbers to go on. I know he threw out that pirate guy the other day. I get the feeling he doesnt have much range? But I dunno.
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5737228)
Big moment in DC, Harper up with sakcs full, 9th inning, down 3. Brewers need to close this one.


So you are saying mr clutch failed?
   58. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:31 PM (#5737229)
Predictable finish there. Cubs didn't seem like they were gonna score again, so better to end it now than burn through more arms.
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5737230)
Cards fans: whats the feeling on Jose Martinez's fielding? We dont have many numbers to go on. I know he threw out that pirate guy the other day. I get the feeling he doesnt have much range? But I dunno.


I'm an optimist so you can't go by me, in the outfield though he has been surprisingly not horrible, but clearly below average. At first base people want to argue he has been horrible, but I thought that his defense improved as the season went along, indicating a willingness to improve.

He's destined to be a first baseman, even with the semi-strong arm that he has. He just needs more time to develop there.. This spring was the first time he ever really played the position in his career... And then being asked to play at the major league level. And my primary complaint with him as a first baseman was the fact that he semi-constantly pulled his foot off the bag for the stretch, that with replay, it's going to bite him on the ass. You are 6'6" you don't need to pull yourself off the bag.

Ultimately if given a chance, he'll be an average first baseman defensively and a plus hitter relative to his position, a recipe for a pretty good guy over the next five years.
   60. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:35 PM (#5737231)
I guess some of my overbearing English language rules are still stuck in my head even if I fully think that particular rule was an idiot rule that doesn't follow any logic of language

When writing I have found instances where it's easier to construct a compound sentence by not waiting to the end of the sentence for the preposition. This also avoids the problem of someone getting wrapped around the axle trying to finish a sentence with two prepositions, like "...to to." You know you've heard this.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5737232)
Bud Smith is the analyst for this game, and he gave a great summation of the Cardinals chances for the playoffs, which is basically "it's in their hands"

He did a much better job of explaining it for the masses, but it ultimately boiled down to "if the Cardinals play well, they are in the playoffs, no matter what the other teams do."(and then he backed it up with the comment, that if he was in the bullpen, he would be looking at the scoreboard anyway)
   62. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5737233)
Cards fans: whats the feeling on Jose Martinez's fielding?

He's terrible. He's been a professional ballplayer for 12 years, so he's not likely to get better.
   63. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5737234)
Justin "Jason" Smoak with the pinch-hit, 2-out, 0-2, grand slam to give the Jays the lead in the 9th inning in Miami.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5737235)
You know you've heard this.


I'm fairly certain I've written this. To me, writing is about conveying a message, not focused on rules that were written 200 years ago. As I said, my writing style is purely conversational, some people appreciate it, others don't notice, very few are bothered by it.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5737236)
He's terrible. He's been a professional ballplayer for 12 years, so he's not likely to get better.


Depending on what Greenback's definition of terrible is, that is the argument many Cardinal fans are making.

I've argued many times, that people over rate the level of average. Still by rField he's -9 defensively this year, which is pretty bad.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:45 PM (#5737237)
Cardinals have wiped out most of the bad relievers for Shildt, but he's still stuck with Cecil on the Roster...
   67. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5737239)
Still by rField he's -9 defensively this year, which is pretty bad.

He looks like it. He runs like Frankenstein and by the standards of major league fielders his glove is a skillet. He doesn't flop around like Chris Duncan or Adam Dunn did, but Martinez has little chance of ever being close to average.
   68. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:48 PM (#5737240)
cfb, it's not even a thing anymore, really.

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/11/28/grammar-myths-prepositions/

that said, maybe you could have typed 'sentimental attachment for' ... ymmv
   69. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5737242)

good lord this game has gotten revolting ...
   70. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5737243)
Mike Shildt is going to get some Matheny comparisons tonight.
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:00 PM (#5737244)
Mike Shildt is going to get some Matheny comparisons tonight.


I don't see anything wrong he did other than allowed Cecil to have a uniform, and that is beyond his level of control.

A 7-2 lead is exactly when you bring in a guy like Cecil.
   72. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:03 PM (#5737245)
I don't see anything wrong he did other than allowed Cecil to have a uniform, and that is beyond his level of control.

Cecil got one batter too many, but, yeah, the bigger problem is that Cecil is on the active roster. But that essentially was the same problem Matheny had.
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:04 PM (#5737246)
McLaughlin "what is this conversation with Maddux and Hicks"..

and the conversation has to be "it's Joey Votto you walked, don't take that result into the next batter, he's a different level of batter than the guys you are going to face going forward."


Brewers are going for it...Gonzalez and Granderson are both new Brewers.
   74. Howie Menckel Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5737248)
Mets' Zack Wheeler, off to a good start against the Giants:
last 8 starts: 7-0, 1.68 ERA
previous 13 starts: 0-5, 4.52 ERA

#lightbulb
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5737249)
Hicks is still an babip machine for some reason.
   76. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5737250)
Hicks is still an babip machine for some reason.

The curse of Trevor Rosenthal.
   77. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:08 PM (#5737252)
Cecil got one batter too many, but, yeah, the bigger problem is that Cecil is on the active roster. But that essentially was the same problem Matheny had.


The purpose of April/May/June is to establish who sucks who doesn't etc.... after that point in time, there is no reason for niceties.... The Cardinals front office recognized this after they fired Matheny and ejected the guys who were slowing the pen from becoming great, with one notable exception. The big ass free agent acquisition they got last season.
   78. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5737254)
Patrick Wisdom benefiting from the greenback anti-curse.
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5737256)
Wisdom showed up for an at bat, 8-5 Cardinals bottom of the 8th.
   80. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:11 PM (#5737257)
I absolutely love it when Carpenter drops down a bunt to #### with the shift. By my count that is at least the third or fourth bunt hit for Carpenter against the shift this year.
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5737258)
Not a fan of Yadier dropping down a bunt, I get the theory,(surprise) but still it's Yadier.
   82. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5737259)
Justin "Jason" Smoak with the pinch-hit, 2-out, 0-2, grand slam to give the Jays the lead in the 9th inning in Miami.

This was tweeted before that happened I believe:

clarkspencer @clarkspencer 10:12 PM - 31 Aug 2018
To recap: Marlins relievers have given up 20 runs over past 6 2/3 innings.

OUCH!
   83. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5737260)
... and it's wasted by yadi getting cute. but i guess it's better than a GIDP.

martinez should be batting second.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5737261)
Jose Martinez, professional batter, with his third walk of the game(to go with his 2 for 2 at bats)
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5737262)

martinez should be batting second.


You will never hear me arguing against that.... flip the two and it makes sense from a stat analysis point of view.
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:18 PM (#5737263)
Tyler O'Neil is going to end up this season with double digit homeruns.... and he will probably only play in 50 games.
   87. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:22 PM (#5737265)

wow, dejong with a little flair that drops!!! back to a 5-run lead and we've burned cecil, so our win probability must be pretty high right now.
   88. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5737266)
Just watching the Sox/Sox game, after the rain delay... The White Sox are advertising a Hawk Harrelson Nesting Doll promotion... Why? Who wants such a thing? I have no words.
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5737270)
wow, dejong with a little flair that drops!!! back to a 5-run lead and we've burned cecil, so our win probability must be pretty high right now.


And getting higher than a ptsd veteran in Colorado.
   90. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:28 PM (#5737271)

reds trotting out a position player after munoz smacks a two run single.
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:32 PM (#5737274)
Reds scored 3 runs in the 8th inning to make the game interesting, the Cardinals saw that, and then scored 5 runs in the 8th inning to say... "you are the Reds...sit the f down."
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:38 PM (#5737278)
If the Cardinals win this game, they will post the best record in the month of August since..... 2016 Chicago Cubs... yep, not truly historic... although this win will put them tied for the top 11 best month of August in mlb history.
   93. phredbird Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:38 PM (#5737279)

CARDS WIN111!1!1!

22 WINS IN AUGUST BAY-BEE!!!

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK.
   94. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 31, 2018 at 11:39 PM (#5737280)
Homer Bailey was starting for the Reds. A Reds lose was a foregone conclusion.
   95. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:02 AM (#5737287)
Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
Zack Wheeler's final line:
7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

Wheeler's last three starts:
21 IP, 15 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 22 K


Whack Zeeler eating innings.
   96. Jay Seaver Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:21 AM (#5737291)
Do not run on the Red Sox outfield arms. They can throw it.

Anyway, time for the 7th inning!
   97. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:29 AM (#5737293)
The Giants have batted around the order in the 8th against a bevy of Mets relievers. Some scrub name Aramis Garcia just called up hit a home run in his first P.A. to lead off the inning, now he's batting again and just hit a dying quail into short RF.

It's a good thing I was listening to Jon Miller on the radio overlay because NBC Sports spends about 99.9999% of the time showing his family in the stands rooting for him; the game on the field is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy down their priority list.
   98. Jay Seaver Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:29 AM (#5737294)
Well, that was disappointing.
   99. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:34 AM (#5737296)
Pirates @Pirates
TRADE: The Pirates acquired minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez from the Dodgers in exchange for INF David Freese.
   100. Howie Menckel Posted: September 01, 2018 at 12:41 AM (#5737298)
The Giants have batted around the order in the 8th against a bevy of Mets relievers. Some scrub name Aramis Garcia just called up hit a home run in his first P.A. to lead off the inning, now he's batting again and just hit a dying quail into short RF.

It's a good thing I was listening to Jon Miller on the radio overlay because NBC Sports spends about 99.9999% of the time showing his family in the stands rooting for him; the game on the field is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy down their priority list.

MLB Network also going nuts about it.

at the risk of piling on, Keith Hernandez mentioned on the Mets broadcast that as he entered the stadium tonight, Garcia's parents went up to him and pointed out that they are Mets fans. he was delighted to pose for a selfie with them before they got to watch their kid make his debut.
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