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Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing OMNICHATTER, for April 27, 2018.

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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 27, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5661705)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: April 27, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5661707)
HOW WILL THE REDS LO.... oh, who cares...
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 27, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5661738)
LET'S GO METS, already...
   4. Meatwad Posted: April 27, 2018 at 04:14 PM (#5661798)
Cubs got a solid outing from darvish today 6 innings 8ks 2 walks and 1 unearned run.
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 27, 2018 at 04:17 PM (#5661800)
Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing OMNICHATTER


"If you look up fun in the dictionary, it comes just before fungus infection, and it's that usually the case?"

David Letterman from about 100 years ago.

Nice outing by Darvish
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 04:20 PM (#5661803)
Doug Glanville is on the Cubs' radio broadcast now. He seems like a guy I would enjoy hanging out with.
   7. Meatwad Posted: April 27, 2018 at 04:23 PM (#5661804)
I enjoyed pat saying sorry for ozzy attempting to sing take me out to the ball game.
   8. Andere Richtingen Posted: April 27, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5661829)
When Willson Contreras gets hit in the balls, he makes no attempt to hide the fact that he got hit in the balls.
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 27, 2018 at 05:54 PM (#5661846)
Holy #### that was a cold game.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:09 PM (#5661849)
When Willson Contreras gets hit in the balls, he makes no attempt to hide the fact that he got hit in the balls.
Woulld you?

Holy #### that was a cold game.
Yeah, when I woke up this morning, the sun was shining brightly and I thought I was going to be annoyed that I couldn't knock off work this afternoon and go to the game. I was not.

   11. Andere Richtingen Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:20 PM (#5661854)
Woulld you?

The typical protocol in MLB is to have a somewhat stunned look on your face but not acknowledge the specific point of contact, specifically, make no hand gestures in the area of contact. Willi was having none of that. I support that. Everyone in the park knew what happened.

When the trainer came out, he had Contreras laughing. I imagined this conversation (The Bad News Bears inspired):

Trainer: Oh man, you were hit hard. Should I get a stretcher?
Contreras: A stretcher? I don't need a stretcher!
Trainer: I mean for your balls.

(nice work on the double l's)
   12. TomH Posted: April 27, 2018 at 06:56 PM (#5661870)
Fun fact(s) of the day
-The NY Yankees, despite being 4th in the AL in ERA, have allowed slightly above (worse than) average number of runs to their opponents
-They lead the league in unearned runs allowed, with 15
-A primary driver of this is they lead the league in errors, with 24. This is 10 more than the avg team. Eightteen more than the Red Sox.
-No single Yankee is primarily responsible for the fumble-fingeredness, although Brandon Drury leads the club with 3 (in parttime play). They simply have many men who have booted more balls than they should have (including Betances, Severino, Torreyes, Romine, Gray, Kahlne).
-Yankee third basemen and pitchers lead the league in most errors when viewed as team totals.
   13. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:11 PM (#5661876)
There has never been a month in major league history with more Strikeouts than hits.

Current totals coming into today: 6003 hits, 6,392 K's.

It's a lock that K's out pace hits for April
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5661879)
Oh my Godley, throw the damn ball.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5661880)
Doug Glanville is on the Cubs' radio broadcast now. He seems like a guy I would enjoy hanging out with.


Glanville is one of the truly great people in the game imho, he's intelligent while realizing who he is. He's a nerd that has the personality of an actor/athlete and the self realization of how he appears to others.
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5661883)
   17. TomH Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:26 PM (#5661884)
re: 16: Rays up by 2 after one inning; I'd still give the Sox better than 50-50 at home.
   18. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5661889)
boy gyorko skyed that one ... maybe helped by the wind, which changed direction just as he came up.
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5661892)
re: 16: Rays up by 2 after one inning; I'd still give the Sox better than 50-50 at home.

Whether they win tonight or not, I picked them to win their division. I'm yet to be convinced the Yankees' starting pitching can hold up over the long haul, fearsome as their offense can be at times.
   20. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5661893)
DBacks catching Nationals at the right time with Murphy, Rendon and Eaton out of the lineup. They generally struggle against power pitchers so far this year, but got to Strasburg for 2 runs there.

Godley been struggling with command so far this year, and hasn't really looked as good as last year, despite low 3's ERA. 1st Pitch strike percentage down from 61% to 55%.
   21. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5661894)
man, pham is just raking these days ...
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5661896)
man, pham is just raking these days ...


Leads the league in average and 2nd in obp in the nl.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5661897)
So it's looking like the Mets are Jose Martinez Kryptonite..... at least I hope that walk is a sign of him getting back to 'norm'.

and Ozuna is looking better every day.
   24. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5661899)
Nick Ahmed goes up to snag a liner and Robs a hit to end the 2nd in Washington.

Somehow he has 4 HR already.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5661900)
I think Molina still needs to rest more frequently than he has been, and if it was me... I would take two pitchers and tell them that Molina is going to be their every other start, starter.... obviously you keep Molina with Wainwright....and even Martinez and probably Weaver.... but Mikolas and Wacha will alternate starts with Molina and the backup....(mind you I would be rotating the backups between Kelly and Knizner...instead of Pena who is pretty much useless)
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5661901)
Ohtani is not the only person who came over from Japan that has surpassed his spring training numbers.... Mikolas has been a much more effective pitcher since the season began than he was in spring training.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:57 PM (#5661903)
I was pushing for Starling Marte for the all star game last year.... so I'm somewhat invested in his performance...and I'm glad to see him improving his game.... last season in 339 pa, he had 20 walks, in 2016 in 529 pa he had 23 walks.... this year in 110 pa, he has 14.... some of that has to be with the fact that he is the big bat in the lineup now, but it's nice to see improvement.

or to clarify it more...his career walk percentage is 5.2%(with a best of 6.1%), this year it's 12.7%
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5661904)
Gyorko is pulling ahead of the rest, Carpenter and Fowler in the career homerun derby... Gyorko with 101(after 2 in his past two games)...Carpenter at 99.... Fowler at 99...
   29. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5661905)
bad day for the buccos so far ... when the cards aren't smacking the ball around, the pirates are making errors ...
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5661906)
bad day for the buccos so far ... when the cards aren't smacking the ball around, the pirates are making errors ...


They are looking like the team that most people predicted, and not the team that has a .560 winning percentage so far this season.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5661907)
Mikolas looked horrible there... for a good hitting pitcher, he looked like a pitcher trying to hit.

Pham made an out.... I didn't think that was possible right now. (mind you that called strike was no where near the strike zone)
   32. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5661908)
he looked surprised too, i have to say. :-)
   33. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:05 PM (#5661909)
Howie Kendrick who just hit a 2 run homer vs Godley ALWAYS kills the D Backs, regardless of the uniform he's wearing

I     Year  PA  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
      2012  10  10  0  4  2  0  0   0  0  2 .400 .400 .600 1.000
      2015  68  61  9 19  3  0  2  12  5  8 .311 .368 .459  .827
      2016  71  62 13 20  4  0  0   4  8 14 .323 .408 .387  .796
      2017  16  16  1  6  1  0  0   2  0  4 .375 .375 .438  .813
    Career 165 149 23 49 10  0  2  18 13 28 .329 .388 .436  .824 


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Generated 4/27/2018.

   34. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5661910)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!

A starting pitcher with a 9.64 ERA could be a factor.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:08 PM (#5661912)
I'm much more happier that the Cardinals are exploiting their minor league shuttle... Gant who was fantastic yesterday was sent down...and the day before a guy who also pitched well for a 3 inning save, was sent down.... that is how you optimize your bullpen.... now if they can realize that this means you can expand your bench another spot, it will be great.
   36. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:08 PM (#5661913)
Nationals are gonna win a challenge at first and instead of inning ending DP, a run will score, and the inning continues.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:10 PM (#5661914)
Not sure I understand that stat, but Mikolas leads the league in strike percentage.... I mean I understand the stat, but it seems like any stat that a journeyman starter is leading in the league, might need to be tweaked, or the journeyman is having a hellacious season.

edit: hellacious season is a 1.00 whip by a starter with 2 walks so far after 30 innings pitched.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5661915)
Cervelli is the first guy to get to a three ball count against Mikolas in the last 39 batters.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:20 PM (#5661919)
Jose Martinez is doing what he does... double off the wall. Ozuna with another rbi... Marte with a crappy throw to not make it even a challenge. I have to agree with Jim Edmonds who is saying that Ozuna is starting to look like he's about to get hot.
   40. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5661921)
Cervelli is the first guy to get to a three ball count against Mikolas in the last 39 batters.


Frankie Brains!
   41. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5661922)
I so am sad for NATS fans, their commentators are retarded and dumb and stupid ... choose negative adjective !
   42. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5661924)
Harper up with bases loaded, 3-3 bottom 4th
   43. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5661925)
Show your stuff, Bryce ! Or die forever !
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:32 PM (#5661926)
That was one long ass foul ball by some guy named Max Moroff...
   45. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:33 PM (#5661927)
High spin rate ? #### off idiot !
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5661928)
High spin rate ? #### off idiot !



??? what was said, where, about etc??? details MAN???
   47. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5661929)
Harper sucks !
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5661930)
Harper up with bases loaded, 3-3 bottom 4th



and????

edit...nevermind, clicked on gameday...ouch. (or good if you are a d-back fan)

Still, it's intense when it happens, and it's even more intense when it's the best batter on the team up. (regardless of which side of the equation you are on)
   49. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5661932)
Somehow Godley gets out of that inning. I watch him all the time. I know things like "Competitor" get over used and abused, but he really is one of those guys. Never gives in, fights for every out. He clearly doesn't have it tonight, but striking out Harper and getting Zim to ground out the way he just did there was NAILS
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5661933)
It's sad that a guy who has hit 50 homeruns in the past two seasons, who last year put up an rField of 17 runs at mostly third base, and has put up 3+ war the last two seasons while only playing about 125 games, is sitting on the bench frequently....

Gyorko is a major league starter who just got screwed over a bit by being on a team where he can't break the everyday lineup. (still he's getting paid a bit and locked for another two seasons after this)
   51. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5661934)
Harper Career Bases Loaded

Year     PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
2012      9  9 12  3  0  0  0   3  0  4 .333 .333 .333  .667
2013      9  6  7  1  1  0  0   6  1  1 .167 .222 .333  .556
2014      7  6 10  2  0  1  0   7  1  1 .333 .429 .667 1.095
2015      8  6 18  4  1  0  0  10  1  0 .667 .625 .833 1.458
2016     11  9 10  2  0  0  2  10  1  3 .222 .273 .889 1.162
2017      9  8 16  1  0  0  1   5  1  4 .125 .222 .500  .722
2018      4  3  4  1  0  0  0   3  0  0 .333 .250 .333  .583
Career   57 47 77 14  2  1  3  44  5 13 .298 .333 .574  .908 


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/27/2018.
   52. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5661935)
Shoewizare, you're a DBacks fan, right? Is Godley always this slow?
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5661936)
On that harper stat, it looks like pitchers are a bit afraid to pitch to him and he's a tad more aggressive than he is normally for his career. But Ultimately Harper is Harper.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:44 PM (#5661938)
Career (with bases loaded)   .298 .333 .574  .908 



Harpers overall career. .284/.389/.517/.906

I should edit my comment on 53... it really looks like Harper is a tad more aggressive overall. resulting in lower obp, slightly lower average but a bit more power.
   55. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:46 PM (#5661939)
Shoewizare, you're a DBacks fan, right? Is Godley always this slow?


He worked a lot quicker last year, pace 22 seconds, this year came in 26 seconds, MUCH slower, and tonight slower even than usual
   56. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5661940)
Is it just me, or is this "walk Harper" thing getting taken too far in general? I mean, he's been a devastating hitter at some points in his career, but a merely good one at others. It's not like he's 'roided Barry Bonds up there (in addition to the IBB being generally a bad idea.)
   57. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5661941)
He worked a lot quicker last year, pace 22 seconds, this year came in 26 seconds, MUCH slower, and tonight slower even than usual
I guess cleanliness is next to Godleyness, and Godleyness is next to sloth.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5661942)
Is it just me, or is this "walk Harper" thing getting taken too far in general? I mean, he's been a devastating hitter at some points in his career, but a merely good one at others. It's not like he's 'roided Barry Bonds up there.


Who is batting behind him?
   59. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5661944)
Who is batting behind him?
The Risen Ryan Zimmerman.
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5661945)
I don't know why, but I was liking the Leone acquisition, but he hasn't done anything to inspire confidence in me as a reliever.... I would rather Mikolas struggle through this inning (which hasn't really featured well hit balls, just well placed balls) than bring in Leone.
   61. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:54 PM (#5661946)
Oh ####, le Difo !
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:54 PM (#5661948)
The Risen Ryan Zimmerman.


you mean .188/.261/.375/.636 Zimmerman...... you make the lesser batters beat you, especially while they are struggling, even though you know they are better than their current numbers...
   63. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:55 PM (#5661949)
Mathis also appears to really dawdle in laying down the signs.
   64. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:56 PM (#5661950)
I guess cleanliness is next to Godleyness, and Godleyness is next to sloth.


Robbie Ray has gone from 23 to 28 seconds.

Among starting pitchers, the D Backs last year averaged 23 second, 8th in NL, this year, they average 25 seconds, slowest in NL....and it's due to those two guys.

DOn't know what's up with that.

Another bases loaded Jam, this time can't get out of it, as run scores on diving catch/sac fly
   65. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5661951)
you mean .188/.261/.375/.636 Zimmerman...... you make the lesser batters beat you, especially while they are struggling, even though you know they are better than their current numbers...
Hasn't there been research that pretty much conclusively shows that "streaks" like that, up to a certain point (past where we're at so far this year), are not at all predictive of upcoming performance? Also, the "lesser batters beat you" kind of ignores the fact that you're giving them another baserunner.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5661953)
DOn't know what's up with that.
Are they playing Mathis more?
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:04 PM (#5661954)
Hasn't there been research that pretty much conclusively shows that "streaks" like that, up to a certain point (past where we're at so far this year), are not at all predictive of upcoming performance? Also, the "lesser batters beat you" kind of ignores the fact that you're giving them another baserunner.


The research says there is no predictive power on streaks, it doesn't say that streaks don't happen though. And yes I get the argument against giving them a baserunner, but that baserunner value is much higher when there is less than two outs than where there is two outs. (note: I don't know the full details of the situation you are talking about)

Edit: And it's very possible that a start of the season streak probably has a greater predictive power going forward than in season streaks.... (at least on the negative side... I doubt that positive streaks at the start of the season have much predictive power, unless the player is under 26 years old)


   68. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5661955)
I don't know the full details of the situation you are talking about)
I'm just talking in general. Harper seems to draw an inordinate number of intentional and quasi-intentional walks. Maybe everyone is just copying Maddon.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5661956)
I'm loving that Matheny is having the confidence to go back to Mikolas after an inning in which the results weren't so good, but in which the visual was clear that it was a bit of luck that helped the Pirates.
   70. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5661957)
The research says there is no predictive power on streaks, it doesn't say that streaks don't happen though.
Well, right, but if you're arguing that an IBB is a good choice especially if the next batter is struggling, you're inherently saying that the cold streak predicts that he will have less of a chance of success than otherwise.
   71. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5661958)
Are they playing Mathis more?


No, they are using 3 catchers again.
   72. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5661959)
Edit: And it's very possible that a start of the season streak probably has a greater predictive power going forward than in season streaks....
Interesting research question. Why do you think that would be? Offseason injury, aging, misguided mechanical change?
   73. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5661960)
Pollock with a Homer, Single, Triple.

3 down, one to go
   74. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5661961)
Pollock with a Homer, Single, Triple.

3 down, one to go
You know what? I'm going to go ahead and predict that he gets it.
   75. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5661962)
Hm. Andrew Chafin, eh? Yet another for the file of "Relievers I've Never Heard Of With Ridiculous Numbers And More Ridiculous Facial Hair."
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5661963)
Interesting research question. Why do you think that would be? Offseason injury, aging, misguided mechanical change?


Yes... age is of course the biggest one. I do of course think that players get better as they reach their peak of course, but I think that a hot start to the season could be as much as lucky time of their typical hot streak as much as an improvement of their skills... but when you start to age, it's probably going to show up much more after a 6 month layoff than anything else. Not saying that a cold streak is accurate of a new skill level drop, but it is likely indicative of a skill level drop. I don't think Zimmerman is the numbers he is right now this season, but I do think the likelihood of him having a drop is higher with his poor start than it is just an aberration of timing.
   77. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5661964)
Hm. Andrew Chafin, eh? Yet another for the file of "Relievers I've Never Heard Of With Ridiculous Numbers And More Ridiculous Facial Hair."


Inherited Runners scored percentage kinda high for his career....but good when he can start a clean inning.

Ton of K's, but a lot of walks. Not many homers.
   78. KronicFatigue Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5661965)
About ten years ago, I remember hearing something on the radio along the lines of "this is the first time the Mets and Yankees have been on the road during _____ since 196_". I don't remember the details. It might have been a holiday (4th of July) it might have been something else. I doubt it could have been generic as "on a weekend" but whatever it was it shocked me at first but then made total sense from a financial standpoint.

I know this is a longshot, but anyone have any idea on how they handle the Mets and Yankees schedule? I'm kinda shocked they are both on the west coast this weekend. You'd think they'd AT LEAST want a prime time NY game (on the east coast)
   79. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:25 PM (#5661968)
Inherited Runners scored percentage kinda high for his career....but good when he can start a clean inning.

Ton of K's, but a lot of walks. Not many homers.
Thanks, I learned my new thing for the day. Well, that and the fact that holograms of the young members of ABBA are apparently going to go on tour. Chafin's mustache is less disturbing in that context, I suppose.
   80. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:27 PM (#5661970)
DBacks announcer just said Chafin's mustache looked like Nick Nolte in North Dallas 40....lol

   81. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5661971)
Strasburg season high pitch count so far 107

At 103 right now

   82. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:31 PM (#5661972)
DBacks announcer just said Chafin's mustache looked like Nick Nolte in North Dallas 40....lol
I was thinking he robbed Rod Beck's grave, but that works too.
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5661974)
First safe opportunity for Greg Holland, first pitch a meaty fastball and a double into the gap.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5661977)
Holland must be a true closer, he took an easy save and turned into an interesting game... Tying run on base. (he came in with a 3 run lead nobody on)
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5661980)
Jose Martinez fails to make the play and it's making it an interesting game... Hopefully Norris or Hicks are warming up.
   86. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5661981)
So it's another night where I sit with fingers crossed hoping tonight is not the night the regression the DBacks bullpen is overdue for comes crashing in all at once.

MLB Best 1.77 ERA

with a still very good 2.61 FIP
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5661982)
I hate this Pirates gameday guy... he's about 20 seconds behind my tv broadcast which is about 30 seconds behind real time.
   88. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5661983)
Most unforeseen pitching line of the year: 7 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 BB, 5 K's, Game Score 81

If anyone's wondering why this is such a mindblower, now you know why.
   89. salvomania Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5661984)
Hopefully Norris or Hicks are warming up.

Norris pitched the 8th.
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5661985)

Norris pitched the 8th.


Shows how much I'm paying attention.


piss poor defense by Pham there.
   91. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5661986)
oh ffs. how did pham manage to misplay that so bad?
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5661988)
I'm done with Holland. I was done with him before we signed him and crossed my fingers afterwards, but #### this... we are about to lose a game that we had locked up.
   93. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:44 PM (#5661989)
Nice chatting with you guys this evening, but I have to go play some music. Have a good night, and I hope Pollock gets that 2B.
   94. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:44 PM (#5661990)
Yoshi Hirano and his killer splitter strikes out the side. This guy is going to be closing games for the D backs before the season is over.
   95. salvomania Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:44 PM (#5661991)
Aren't corner OFs supposed to back up the CF when the CF has to go to the wall, in case there's a carom?
   96. phredbird Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5661992)
cripes.
   97. shoewizard Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5661993)
Nice chatting with you guys this evening, but I have to go play some music. Have a good night, and I hope Pollock gets that 2B.


Have a great night !
   98. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:46 PM (#5661994)
Have I missed something...why isn't Hicks in this game?
   99. salvomania Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5661996)
Have I missed something...why isn't Hicks in this game?

Hicks has been a little shaky recently...

9 BB in his last 8.2 innings, walks in 5 of his last 6 appearances
   100. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5661997)

Hicks has been a little shaky recently...


True...but unlike Leone he hasn't walked a bases loaded game winning run in twice.....

He at least can get a strikeout... which is the single biggest skill we need right now.
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