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Give OMNICHATTER some shelter, or it’ll fade away, for Sept. 13, 2018

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   1. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5743774)

David Wright
will play the final weekend for the Mets, starting at 3B on Staurday, 9/29, then retire.

RE5PECT

   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:15 PM (#5743784)
Hallelujah, I'm not going crazy! I'm not the only one who hears the stupid wooing that goes on at games. Apparently it has its roots in wrestling and Ric Flair, which explains a lot.
   3. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:15 PM (#5743785)
James Wagner @ByJamesWagner
Wright could sit on DL for the next 2 seasons. (Unless, perhaps an insurance buyout is negotiated, like Prince Fielder.)

He was unsure how much he could play the final week, incl. final start.

Mets left door open for Wright’s number to be retired & for new role in the future.


I'm betting he makes a symbolic appearance at 3B, plays an defensive and offensive inning, then sits down for good in a manner that allows the fans to express their appreciation. Lousy situation, but it appears inevitable at this point.
   4. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:16 PM (#5743788)
Hallelujah, I'm not going crazy!

It's not you I've been worried about, it's everybody calling you Billy when your moniker is clearly established as Elroy. What the h3ll is wrong with people?!?!
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:18 PM (#5743790)
Looks like we can blame the citizens of Cincinnati, where it started in 2012.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5743792)
It's not you I've been worried about, it's everybody calling you Billy when your moniker is clearly established as Elroy. What the h3ll is wrong with people?!?!
Eh, I answer to either one. I've been called worse.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5743795)
Yep...here it is.
   8. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5743799)
Anyway, I must warn yous Cubs fans that I will be solidly partisan towards the Nats today in their inexorable push to win out the rest of the way to capture the NL East crown/title/thingy. But also due to the excessive whining about the hardship placed on the Cubs, as though they were the only team affected by weather the last few weeks. Looks like the rain is being sucked into Hurricane Florence to the south with temperatures in the mid-70s, so we should be good to go in our Nation's Crapital.
   9. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:25 PM (#5743800)
Oh yeah, I've heard that howling from time to time. It's like The Wave, it became The Thing To Do among some fans I guess.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:29 PM (#5743804)
I'm betting he makes a symbolic appearance at 3B, plays an defensive and offensive inning, then sits down for good in a manner that allows the fans to express their appreciation. Lousy situation, but it appears inevitable at this point.
That's got to be brutal for Wright, to try so hard to make it back but just not have the physical capacity. It's nice that he'll be able to suit up one last time and say a proper goodbye, but man, that's way more bitter than sweet.
   11. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5743810)
I tell ya, when Ryan Zimmerman plays his last game I'm going to be a puddle of tears. I can empathize.
   12. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5743826)
That's got to be brutal for Wright, to try so hard to make it back but just not have the physical capacity. It's nice that he'll be able to suit up one last time and say a proper goodbye, but man, that's way more bitter than sweet.


His presser was a total tear jerker. Sad day for me.
   13. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:07 PM (#5743829)
Cubs under orders to hit the first pitch in each AB. This looks like it could be gravy.
   14. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:08 PM (#5743831)
There's a holdup in the Bronx
Brooklyn's broken out in fights
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
That's backed up to Jackson Heights.
There's a scout troup short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?
   15. stanmvp48 Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5743834)
Does anyone know why Bucholz was scratched
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:20 PM (#5743838)
overlooked moment in MLB history last night:

I believe it's the first time ever that a RP entered with a lead before the 5th inning, pitched 1.6 scoreless, his team never surrendered the lead - yet the official scorer awarded the W to a pitcher who got fewer outs.

this was Knebel entering in the 5th vs Cubs last night and a 2-0 MIL lead. he did allow a Bryant double that scored an inherited runner, but he also got the last 2 outs and then pitched a scoreless 6th. Soria a scoreless 7th and Hader a scoreless 8th.

now, Hader whiffed Bryant, Rizzo, and Baez in flamboyant fashion. but he also allowed a hit, a single to Zobrist. but historically, the guy who comes in at Knebel's role gets the W unless he is "ineffective." 1.6 scoreless with no runs charged is "ineffective," because a former MVP gets a double that scores a run? tough crowd.

I wonder who gets the W if Zobrist's single was a double. or if Bryant's double was a bloop, or a misplay by an OF. or if Hader also allowed a walk.

I suppose we could retool the game this way, and have a panel of judges vote on which RP was "most effective." maybe we can get the fans involved. or let Harold Reynolds decide. or Chris Truby.
   17. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:28 PM (#5743845)
I suppose we could retool the game this way, and have a panel of judges vote on which RP was "most effective." maybe we can get the fans involved. or let Harold Reynolds decide. or Chris Truby.
Or just give all stray wins for the next, say, 5 years to Jacob deGrom, just out of common decency.
   18. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5743865)
With a name like KieBOOM, it has to be a home run.
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5743868)
Marlins lead, 3-2, bases loaded, 2 outs in the top of the 7th. someone named Reinheimer - No. 72 in your scorecard but No. 1 in your heart - from his shortstop slot goes WAY up the ladder to snag the line drive. and they say white men can't jump?

Citi Field crowd appears to be well into the triple digits for this makeup game before the main game tonight.
   20. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5743873)
Javy!

Was gonna say he's been in a bit of a slide since getting to 30/100.
   21. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5743874)
Some afternoon Javying, anyone?
   22. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5743881)
At the time, of the 50 pitches thrown by Ross 15 of them were to Daniel Murphy. Ross is up to 63 pitches at the end of the 4th now with Lil Tim Collins warming in the bullpen. But since Deivi is totally clueless about the effect of dry-humping relievers, he won't be coming in for a few innings.
   23. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:21 PM (#5743884)
Was gonna say he's been in a bit of a slide since getting to 30/100.

He was like 5 for 30 with 15k and 1 xbh since then, give or take. Rizzo was 0/18 coming into today. That plus the bottom guys all being bad (Murphy is also in a horrible slump), and Caratini looks like the best hitter all of a sudden.
   24. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:24 PM (#5743886)
Bote. Awesome.
   25. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:39 PM (#5743891)
Why such a quick hook. He's been fine.
   26. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:44 PM (#5743896)
Why such a quick hook. He's been fine.


And he led off the last half-inning. If you were going to pull him the next time he allowed a baserunner, you might as well have pinch hit for him.

Hopefully, he's not hurt. But see, this would have been the advantage of only bringing the players you intended to use including only, say, two relievers that Joe actually trusts (Wilson and Strop). It would force Maddon to let his starting pitchers go at least 6 or 7 innings.
   27. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:56 PM (#5743903)
Javy streaking
   28. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 05:58 PM (#5743904)
There's nothing I love more than when the first batter following a pointless mid-inning pitching change hits a home run. Discourage that #### all day every day!

Also, yay Javy! Nice to see him break out of his slump.
   29. JJ1986 Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:12 PM (#5743908)
I was not watching the Mets game, but nice ending. Back-to-back solo shots to tie and win the game.
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:19 PM (#5743910)
per Post 16:

Chavez "pulled a Knebel" - enters in the 5th with a 2-run lead and a man on first, allows the runner to score, then finishes the inning. except he didn't even pitch the 6th, as Knebel did.

Cubs can't win if no subsequent RP isn't "more effective" than Chavez. yet if Cubs hold on, I'll bet that they hand it to Chavez. he wasn't terribly "ineffective," and that guy gets the W 99.24 percent of the time.

how would that be for consistency, in back-to-back Cubs games?
   31. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:26 PM (#5743913)
just caught up on the Mets finish.

Conforto, with 2 outs and no one on, hits a Barraclough meatball into the upper deck. amazing part is he found a spot where a rare fan can - and did - catch it with his glove.

Frazier followed with another tater to LF, ballgame over.
   32. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:40 PM (#5743921)
I would like to unsubscribe from the Carl Edwards Jr. experience.
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:53 PM (#5743925)
I don't like this trade-off.
   34. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:55 PM (#5743927)
I'm down enough on Contreras that I think this is an unnecessary switch.
   35. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:56 PM (#5743928)
Yep. Hoping for a walk.
   36. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:57 PM (#5743929)
So ####### predicable. Why why why.

Joe's been ####### awful lately.

What what what. Why not Zobrist for caratini.
   37. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:58 PM (#5743930)
I mean, I'm not big league manager, but taking down a guy who's hit OK recently (and hit a grand slam against this team a few days ago) and swapping in a guy who's hit like a pitcher since July seems... non-optimal.
   38. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:01 PM (#5743932)
That sequence right there...he's just about lost me.
   39. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:01 PM (#5743933)
Whoever said earlier that this is starting to feel like 2004 is right on the money.
   40. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:02 PM (#5743935)
Duensing. #### this.
   41. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:03 PM (#5743937)
BRIAN DUENSING IN A TIED GAME IN THE MIDST OF A PLAYOFF RACE.
   42. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:03 PM (#5743938)
Are we sure Joe isn't in bed with Russia?
   43. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:04 PM (#5743940)
Crushed line out is the best possible outcome of Duensing being in the game.
   44. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:06 PM (#5743942)
This mixing and matching will be the end of me.

I'm not a fan of it for pace of play reasons, but also because of how unlikely you are to have ALL of your barrage of relievers be "on" that day.
   45. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:09 PM (#5743943)
some stat nerd has to be working on that - is Duensing, by ERA and K/BB, for example - the worst reliever ever to be used in a pennant race beyond mopup duty?
   46. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:11 PM (#5743944)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
Sean Doolittle rides the bullpen cart into the game, his face resting on his glove, and the crowd is very pleased to see him once again. Game is still tied 3-3.

This has been your Bullpen Cart Update.
   47. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5743945)
I'm down enough on Contreras that I think this is an unnecessary switch.


The Cubs have hit two grand slams this season off of the Nationals. By Victor Caratini last Saturday and by David Bote a few weeks ago. So, the Cubs manage to load the bases with one out and who are the next two scheduled batters? Why it's Victor Caratini and David Bote! So, of course, Maddon pinch hits for both of them. Now, I know: Willson Contreras is a better hitter than Caratini and Zobrist is a better hitter than Bote. But major-league hitters almost all do worse pinch hitting and Contreras has been slumping lately.

And, of course, when you pull your starting pitcher, who's doing a perfectly fine job, after 4 innings, you have to over-use your good relievers - I love Carl Edwards, but he really shouldn't pitch more than about three times a week and at this point, he needs to get like an entire weekend (or more) off just to clear his head - and eventually, you run out of good relievers and you're left with the Brian Duensing experience in the 8th inning.

Holy hell has Joe Maddon over-managed this game! In the Gonfalon Cubs thread when I suggested the Cubs should have left a bunch of guys in Chicago to rest up, I should have included Joe.
   48. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:16 PM (#5743946)
Unreal
   49. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5743947)
Just the way they practice it!
   50. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5743949)
Whoever said earlier that this is starting to feel like 2004 is right on the money.


And if this is the case, Almora is Moises Alou on the bases.

Half a game up very soon, boys!
   51. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:18 PM (#5743950)
And now, with all of your bullshit pinch hitting and what not, you have to bring Terrence Gore up to bat with the potential winning run on base in the 9th inning? Major-league managing is like governing: he who manages best manages least, or something like that.
   52. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:19 PM (#5743952)
Holy hell has Joe Maddon over-managed this game! In the Gonfalon Cubs thread when I suggested the Cubs should have left a bunch of guys in Chicago to rest up, I should have included Joe.


JUST this game?
   53. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5743954)
Why is the word bullshit not nannied? Every time I type it I'm surprised to remember that it's not nannied. It just seems so random. It's not like I picked the excrement of some exotic animal - like llamashit - I could see that not being nannied.
   54. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5743955)

HOW WILL THE CARDINALS REGRESS TODAY?

if we can just hold off on that until next april, that would be great.
   55. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5743956)
This is designed to be maximum torture.
   56. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5743958)
Why is the word bullshit not nannied?


Some bullshit reason.
   57. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5743966)
Just tuned in to Athletics' baseball. Down by 2. Piscotty homers.

The Cards sad, they traded him ? Was it due to personal issues ?
Beam me up, Piscotty !
   58. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5743968)
Could smell that.

They should've walked javy to face willson.
   59. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5743969)
Chapman !!!

What a DUDE !
   60. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5743970)
Well, thank God for Javy Baez! That was a pretty play! Now, let's pile on because we're down to either Pedro Strop pitching a third inning or Brandon Kintzler trying to save the game.
   61. perros Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5743972)
David Freese socks it to his old team with a two-run triple* in the first, then scores on a Lemp flare with the infield in.

3-0 Dodgers.

* Ozuna badly misplayed the bounce off the wall. No excuse in your home park.
   62. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5743973)
This feels nuts.
   63. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5743974)
Okay, grand slam by winning pitcher Pedro Strop! Come on!!
   64. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:40 PM (#5743975)
####### Joe. This is also not smart.
   65. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5743976)
Oh wow. dP and injured.
   66. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5743977)
Spectacular
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5743978)
The Cards sad, they traded him ? Was it due to personal issues ?


Yes it was personal issues. Piscotty's mother was diagnosed with ALS, and the Cardinals traded him so that he could be closer to his mother. Cardinals got Munoz for him though, so it wasn't like it was a pure action of being nice, it was a good baseball move and a good humanity move.
   68. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5743980)
And of course it all blows up! Inning-ending double play and Strop hurts himself. Ugh. And yet, the Cubs are leading with three outs to go. Come on, Cubs!
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5743981)
Jose Martinez, professional hitter, carved up by Kershaw... Hasn't looked well for a couple of weeks.
   70. salvomania Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5743982)
Jesus, has professional hitter Jose Martinez looked horrible with runners on 3rd the last few games. Hugely expanded zone, swinging at pitches feet out of the zone and getting himself out.
   71. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:43 PM (#5743983)
Maximum torture

A win now with strop hurt isn't worth it
   72. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:44 PM (#5743984)
It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. The only way that ends worse is if Strop’s ground ball had hit and concussed the runner on 3rd.
   73. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:44 PM (#5743985)
This is like a less meaningful Game 7 where if the cubs win it’ll be despite Maddon.
   74. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5743986)
AL ROOKIE BWAR LEADERS

1. Shohei Ohtani, 3.9
2. Joey Wendle, 3.5
3. Brad Keller, 3.3
4. Gleyber Torres, 2.6
5. Lou Trevino, 2.2
6. Jaime Barria, 2.1
7. David Fletcher, 1.9
8. Ramon Laureano, 1.9
like 36th. Ryan Yarborough, 14-5, 3.78 ERA. 9th in the league in wins.

So I mean, clearly a 3-man race, my vote goes to Keller.
   75. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5743988)
And yet, the Cubs are leading with three outs to go.

With Rendon, Soto, and Zimmerman due up. I like the Nats' chances to tie it up at least.
   76. perros Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5743989)
Never know with Kershaw vs the Cardinals...
   77. Spahn Insane Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5743990)
Jesus, what a hash Maddon has made of this game. And probably more than this game. If you don’t use TLS in that spot, when would you. Strop shouldn’t have even been hitting.
   78. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5743991)
On a bet I could not tell you who Joey Wendle is. I’m guessing a pitcher of some kind.
   79. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:50 PM (#5743994)
I’m guessing a pitcher of some kind.

A pitcher of baseballs, is my guess.
   80. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5743996)

So I mean, clearly a 3-man race, my vote goes to Keller.


Agreed, but Laureano is also a keeper.
   81. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5743997)
He should have been given strict orders not to swing.
   82. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5743998)
Kershaw with a Cardinal quality bunt to turn a sacrifice into a force out, and put himself running the base.
   83. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5744001)
Fire Joe Maddon.
   84. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5744003)
He should have been given strict orders not to swing.

Then there's the thought that when you put the ball in play, anything can happen. Well, I guess anything DID happen, but you know.
   85. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5744004)
Well, I have to be honest. I was not expecting that. Yay Cubs! Well done!
   86. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:55 PM (#5744005)
Maddon shouldof stuck to football.
   87. Rally Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:56 PM (#5744007)
How was Strop allowed to hit with 1 out and bases loaded? Did the Cubs not realize you can add hitters to the September roster too?
   88. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5744008)
They don't have any more to add. But mainly so he could stay in the game to pitch
   89. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:00 PM (#5744011)
Hallelujah, I'm not going crazy! I'm not the only one who hears the stupid wooing that goes on at games.


I thought it was a southern/western thing. Like the Dukes of Hazard or cattle rustlin'.
   90. Spahn Insane Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5744012)
Nobody except Strop is trusted with a one run lead. So Maddon does everything he can to ensure the lead stays at one run, despite an excellent opportunity to tack on at least one more.

For all this “remain calm all’s well just go with the flow, man” vibe Maddon sells, he seems to #### his pants with uncomfortable regularity when things get hairy.
   91. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5744013)
Fat Adams for POTUS !

Austin Gomber for VICE !
   92. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5744014)
Did the Cubs not realize you can add hitters to the September roster too?


The Cubs still had two non-pitchers on their bench including their primary pinch hitter all season. It was a preference to leave Strop in to pitch the bottom of the 10th. Hopefully his injury is nothing serious and all is well. Nice inning from Rosario. He's done a nice job all season.

Ultimately, talent usually wins out. And the Cubs have a ton of it. But Joe Maddon certainly didn't do them any favors today.
   93. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5744015)

well, poop.

the crubs win, and now i'm blacked out of the dodgers-cardinals.

oh well ...
   94. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5744016)
8 Cubs pitchers in the last 6 innings.

this is supposed to be an entertainment product, not a "look at me" contest.

"This is like a less meaningful Game 7 where if the cubs win it’ll be despite Maddon."

correct
   95. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5744018)
Nobody except Strop is trusted with a one run lead. So Maddon does everything he can to ensure the lead stays at one run, despite an excellent opportunity to tack on at least one more


Isn't that the purpose of a double switch then? I think double switches are done too often(not so much anymore) but the point of them is that you are thinking your pitcher is going to pitch multiple innings.
   96. Spahn Insane Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5744019)
87: the guy who’s set the team record for pinch hits in a season was available to pinch hit against a RHP with one out and the bases loaded and the Cubs up a run, with Strop already having pitched 2 innings. ####### indefensible, even without the benefit of hindsight, which of course affords us an even worse view. Strop ends the scoring chance with a GIDP, leaving the lead at one, Strop gets hurt, and the oh so untrustworthy Rosario retires Rendon/Soto/Zimmerman in order.

Maddon did an absolutely terrible job managing this game, and it bit the Cubs in the ass hard. The win is a silver lining, but that just means a lesser level of disaster than the maximum possible.
   97. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:07 PM (#5744020)
He was already in the furthest spot when he entered. He'd already thrown 1.1 innings.
   98. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:08 PM (#5744021)
Ozuna started hitting, can't field for #### though apparently.
   99. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:11 PM (#5744022)
Joe confirms Pedro Strop left hamstring soreness and probably out a while.


#### you Joe
   100. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2018 at 08:11 PM (#5744023)
Freese with a 14 pitch at bat that ultimately led to a triple in the first... this time he only went seven pitches deep...and struck out, after being up 3-0.
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