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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 01:41 PM (#5653268)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. TomH Posted: April 13, 2018 at 01:44 PM (#5653275)
MLB batting leaders in "BB minus KO"

F Freeman... 16-8 = 8
A Benintendi 11-4 = 7
D Gregorius. 10-3 = 7
J Ramirez..... 9 -2 = 7

   3. TomH Posted: April 13, 2018 at 01:46 PM (#5653277)
Pitching leader in KO minus BB is... Patrick Corbin!?!?!
   4. Lassus Posted: April 13, 2018 at 01:52 PM (#5653282)
HOW WILL THE METS CATCH TODAY?!
   5. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5653291)
Pitching leader in KO minus BB is... Patrick Corbin!?!?!

He has been something else this year. Fangraphs had a pretty interesting write up on him earlier this year about how he is using his slider a lot more often this year. He was absolutely dominant for 5 IP (9 ks on like 65 pitches) in his last start before unraveling in the 6th.
   6. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5653298)
Here's hoping for a dominant Darvish today.
   7. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5653312)
Happ is gonna strike out a lot, but it doesn't help him when he gets 2 strikes called on him that are clearly outside.
   8. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5653325)
So far, not so sharp for Yu.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:53 PM (#5653326)
"Whyu." - sigh of relief when Darvish gets out of bases-loaded jam.
   10. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5653328)
LET'S GO METS!

Though I think they're gonna have a lot of passed balls... #nocatcher
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5653336)
Mike Piazza would listen if they called.
   12. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:24 PM (#5653355)
What does Yu say when his team wastes a bases loaded chance for him?
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5653369)
What does Yu say when his team wastes a bases loaded chance for him?
How do you say "no clutchiness" in Japanese?

EDIT: Put your hand down, Yuliesky.
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5653373)
I dunno about that interference call.
   15. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:36 PM (#5653378)
Albies just made a spectacular play. Wow!
   16. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:52 PM (#5653397)
I'm really enjoying this Albies kid.
   17. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5653402)
I dunno about that interference call.

He made no attempt to get off the grass, so I think it's right. I also think Contreras threw it at him in an attempt to get the call.
   18. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:57 PM (#5653404)
Ugh
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:58 PM (#5653405)
This Cubs team is already frustrating me in the same way that last year's did.
   20. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 03:59 PM (#5653407)
I think Darvish has lost his stuff for the day.
   21. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:02 PM (#5653410)
I also think Contreras threw it at him in an attempt to get the call.
Yeah, that's my take as well. The runner was on the grass, but he wasn't trying to interfere, he was just running.

It's academic at this point. Watching the AL West from SoCal, I've seen Darvish a bunch. I can't recall seeing him quite so visibly frustrated. I've never seen him call for the ball the way he did after that last walk.
   22. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5653412)
Yeah, that's my take as well. The runner was on the grass, but he wasn't trying to interfere, he was just running.

I think it was kinda smart, because he didn't have an angle unless he moved in either direction. Which is the point of the rule, I guess.
   23. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:28 PM (#5653430)
Ugh, I don't need this upcoming Chip for Len swap, even if it's only an inning.
   24. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:33 PM (#5653434)
Hm. "Every Breath You Take" during the replay review. That's a new one, I think. Pressy must have seen my post from the other day.
   25. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5653440)
Oh, it's Chip for JD. Either way.
   26. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5653444)
Pathetic defense here.
   27. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5653468)
This is one of those games that felt over as soon as Tucker hit the home run.
   28. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 05:24 PM (#5653469)
Ugh. Now Ron and Pat are getting into "Why isn't Lee Smith in the Hall of Fame?! Count tha Savezz!"
   29. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 13, 2018 at 05:28 PM (#5653471)
Coomer is not good at his job
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 05:30 PM (#5653472)
Yeah, but it was Pat who brought it up.
   31. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5653475)
Yeesh. How many times have the Cubs been shut out in 2017-18?
   32. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM (#5653500)
That's three times this season, and five times in 13 games that they've scored either 1 or zero runs.
   33. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:31 PM (#5653514)
It took a few minutes, but the Mets are winning again.
   34. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:32 PM (#5653515)
Inside-the-parker for Aaron Hicks. On the previous play Gary Sanchez got a double on a hard hit ball the Detroit right fielder ducked on at the wall after apparently losing it in the lights, clouds, or twilight. 2-0. Hicks HR bounced hard off the concrete bottom of the wall and must have gone 75+ feet from the CFer. No idea where the LFer was, he didn't seem to be in camera range.
   35. Chip Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:40 PM (#5653517)
Eduardo Nunez crushes a ball to the top row of the Monster seats for a 3-run HR after the Red Sox had tied the game on a J.D. Martinez sac fly.

Chris Tillman is toast. How much is left on his contract?
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5653521)
Why in the #### is Tillman not sent to the back of the bullpen until they can tie a cement block around his neck and toss him into the Chesapeake?
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:47 PM (#5653522)
Bases loaded again for the Cardinals and no outs, and didn't score a run.
   38. Howie Menckel Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5653525)
as noted in the Plawecki thread, new Mets C/savior Jose Lobaton tripled in his first AB with the team.

generally speaking, the Mets now have a flow chart where every scenario reads, "DO I TRY FOR THE EXTRA BASE?" - and there is only one arrow, and it leads to a box that says "YES!"

thing is, they seem to be safe every. single. time.
   39. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: April 13, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5653531)
Question: has MLB sent an edict down that check swings should be ruled no swing more often for some reason? I feel like the vast majority of check swing appeals I have seen this year have been ruled no swing even in situations where it looked like a clear swing to me.
   40. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5653533)
Shohei Ohtani is moving up in the world: he's batting 7th in the lineup tonight.
   41. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5653534)
Is it just me, or are baseball brawls like a Scissor Sisters mosh-pit concert dance ?
   42. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:05 PM (#5653540)
Shohei Ohtani is moving up in the world: he's batting 7th in the lineup tonight.


That Shoe Shy Tamagotchi is totally overrated. Wait 2 months and she will fade into nothingness.
   43. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5653543)
The thing that always gets me, I know a couple of really fine guys, Reds and Tigers fans, and they suffer so much.
I want the Reds and Tigers to win. Every year !
   44. Chip Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:16 PM (#5653545)
Tillman misses the plate by two feet with a breaking ball and hits JBJ to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 3rd. Buck has seen enough.
   45. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:16 PM (#5653546)
Question: has MLB sent an edict down that check swings should be ruled no swing more often for some reason? I feel like the vast majority of check swing appeals I have seen this year have been ruled no swing even in situations where it looked like a clear swing to me.

Tough to say. I've always felt the opposite, that too many strikes are called on pitches where a batter was just leaning into a pitch and checking his swing in plenty of time.** But then I'm just so sick of strikeouts that I'm getting to the point where I wish checked swings would be called by some sort of a batter's honor rule.

** Kind of the opposite with bunt attempts where a batter races across the plate, then pulls back his bat and gets a ball call. AFAIC breaking the plane of the plate with your entire body should be automatically counted as a strike, even if you drop your bat in the dirt behind you.
   46. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5653548)
Tillman misses the plate by two feet with a breaking ball and hits JBJ to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 3rd. Buck has seen enough.

Buck speaks for all of us.
   47. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5653549)
**** don't watch too much softball !
   48. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:24 PM (#5653555)
lol @Mets !

Due up : Frazier.

What are they trying to todd us ?!

Oh, THAT !
   49. Chip Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5653558)
Rule 5 reliever Araujo comes in and Joseph can’t close his mitt on a middle of the plate slider. Passed ball, another run comes in. Then he walks the bases loaded again.
   50. Chip Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:33 PM (#5653562)
Araujo escapes with no further damage, and Buck asks himself why he didn’t go to him earlier.
   51. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5653566)
Why don't the O's have any good pitchers ?!

Money problems? Bad scouts?
   52. Chip Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:41 PM (#5653571)
Now we have New York reviewing a ground rules interpretation in Boston. Replay is out of control.
   53. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:43 PM (#5653573)
That was weird. I’m glad it stood simply because Jones stopped playing and Mookie “played the whistle” as it were. If Jones kept running, hell if he was running hard the whole way he would have cruised into second.
   54. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5653575)
Ohtani with an opposite field double. He's the best everything.
   55. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5653576)
Put that in the “every time you watch a game you see something different’ category.
   56. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5653578)
Ohtani with an opposite field double. He's the best everything.


Two months. Be patient.
   57. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5653579)
Second HR of the game for Aaron Hicks, a solo shot. 6-1, NYY. Hicks back in CF should stabilize the line-up a bit.
   58. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:52 PM (#5653581)
Why don't the O's have any good pitchers ?! Money problems? Bad scouts?

Most of the Orioles problems start with ownership, IMHO.
   59. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:56 PM (#5653585)
Gotta say, this salt and pepper thing the Mets are doing is so dumb and annoying.
   60. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5653587)
I like this NY pwnage. I just hope the west coast also cruises to some easy wins.
   61. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5653589)
Albert Pujols goes deep. Everything's going good for the Angels right now.
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5653590)
Is it possible that Pujols may be able to put up a 0.00 war this season? (or even .5 to get back to 100)
   63. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5653597)
That's almost wholly dependant on his health. So long as his feet are good, I think he'll hit enough.
   64. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:24 PM (#5653602)
So long as his feet are good, I think he'll hit enough.

A real fan would have already volunteered to be Pujols' foot transplant donor.
   65. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5653606)
I'm 45. Albert would want feet younger than his own.
   66. phredbird Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5653608)
when are pitchers going to realize they don't even have to throw strikes to ozuna? does he even have a BB this year?
   67. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5653614)
The Brewers are not a fundamentally sound team, are they?
   68. Howie Menckel Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5653615)
Brewers get within 6-4 of the invincible Mets in the 7th, and Cain on first with 2 outs.

single to left, and the impudent Cain challenges Cespedes' arm to try to reach 3rd base.

he chose poorly.
   69. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:52 PM (#5653619)
The Royals take a 4-2 lead in part on some bad defense by the Angels. It's the first time in 48 innings that the Angels have been behind. Texas sure was good to them.
   70. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:59 PM (#5653623)
The Mets are on their 4th pitcher of the inning. That's fun.
   71. Howie Menckel Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5653630)
the Mets winning score tonight turns out to be 6-5

nice to know that not everything is predetermined

geesh, 9th inning crowd was INTO IT
   72. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:21 PM (#5653631)
11-1.
   73. stanmvp48 Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:34 PM (#5653634)
Well i can't say I expected the NL East standings to look like this. Braves have the best run differential in the league.
   74. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5653644)
Maeda loaded the bases for Paul Goldschmidt and then struck him out. Talk about doing it the hard way.
   75. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:08 PM (#5653646)
Sick AB from Ohtani in the 8th. Started down 0-2, worked the count and then smoked a tough fastball to center. I got the game on just in time to see it. He's captivating.
   76. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5653649)
And now he scores the go-ahead run on a sac fly.

I bet when Ohtani has kids, he'll be both the best mother AND father.
   77. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5653651)
And Ohtani scores the go ahead run. Trout strikes out like a bum.
   78. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5653652)
Albert is going to give the Angels an insurance run in the ninth....
   79. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5653653)
Mike Trout flies in on his Superman cape to steal extra bases.
   80. Howie Menckel Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5653654)

isn't "only" an overbid, in the real world?

ESPN Stats & Info
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41m41 minutes ago

There had been 21 teams to start 11-1 or better through 12 games in the World Series Era (Since 1903) before the Mets did this season.

Only 3 have gone on to win the World Series: 1955 Dodgers, 1966 Orioles, 1984 Tigers.
   81. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:30 PM (#5653660)
I bet when Ohtani has kids, he'll be both the best mother AND father.


Ohtani is everything Propectus expected Wieters to be many moons ago.

Oh yeah, Red Sox win again, still % points behind the Amazin's and their single loss.
   82. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:31 PM (#5653663)
Only 3 have gone on to win the World Series: 1955 Dodgers, 1966 Orioles, 1984 Tigers.

Yeah, a 25% chance to win the World Series is huge.

The thing about those 3 teams was that they all had won 90+ games the year before, meaning that they were great teams that started the season hot.

The Mets have started hot but were a bad team last year. This win streak is nice and the wins are money in the bank but the playoffs are still hardly a lock.
   83. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:40 PM (#5653669)
That Kinsler-Andrelton combo is pretty slick. The Gold Glove behind the plate ain't bad, either. Angels win again! 12-3 is the best 15-game start in the team's history.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2018 at 01:34 AM (#5653690)
Not that this has anything to do with anything, but after seeing Yadier get off to a hot start again, I'm wondering what is the normal progression of performance as the season goes along, relative to number of games played. I genuinely think that catching usage is absolutely something that needs to be researched... I think the ultimate conclusion, and something that we'll see as semi-normal, is that teams will have two everyday catchers and alternate them, as the data is going to indicate that a catcher needs more time off than anybody else..... I think this season might end up being the first data point in that, in that it's not going to surprise me to see that those extra four days of rest this season is going to help catchers more than other positions.
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM (#5653733)
Weird, bb-ref has updated today, but for some reason though they have updated the hitters but not the pitchers. I'm guessing it's a batch data job or something, and it hasn't gotten around to it.
   86. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: April 14, 2018 at 11:41 AM (#5653739)
Cfb I’m pretty sure the research is done and yeah, catchers fade as the season goes on. I can’t tell you where I’ve seen it but I have recollection of seeing such things relative to Posada and Varitek in the naughties.

It’s one of the reason I find concerns about “blocking” a catching prospect less than troubling. Even the backup catcher is likely to start 30-40 games so having a good second catcher isn’t a problem. Obviously ths is reoevant to the Cards with Kelly and I 5ink you have another catching prospect too don’t you?
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2018 at 01:12 PM (#5653757)
Yes, the Cardinals have two well regarded catching prospects, both of which are major league ready(and the same age).

I've seen some research on catchers wearing down, but from my memory, most of them were too linear. In other words they didn't look at consecutive games played and the breakdown as the player plays on consecutive days.(just number of games played or numbers going down monthly etc) Yadier is good for about 5-7 days after just one day off, but then it becomes pretty obvious he starts to struggle. It seems to me to be a pretty obvious thing, and the managers seem to know this for the most part, but I would like to see the information be formalized to use to convince Yadier and others that they need time off.
   88. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2018 at 01:15 PM (#5653758)
Finnegan having control issues, already walked the first two Cardinals he faced.
   89. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 14, 2018 at 01:55 PM (#5653777)
Ohtani is everything Propectus expected Wieters to be many moons ago.
Matt Wieters is just lulling everyone into complacency.
   90. Tom T Posted: April 14, 2018 at 02:05 PM (#5653782)
Yeah, a 25% chance to win the World Series is huge.


14% 3 of 21.

Still a pretty high success rate, though, given the relatively small size of the sample (less than 10% of a season) and then a coin-flip (prior to '69) to be WS winner. Would suggest a good success rate (35-40%, maybe higher) for making the playoffs.
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: April 14, 2018 at 02:26 PM (#5653791)
oops, wrong thread.

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