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It’s OMNICHATTER, or it’s nothing, for August 28, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM | 52 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:36 AM (#5875040)
OMNICHATTER about nothing? Sounds like a Seinfeld episode. And no, I am not trying to hijack the thread away from baseball. Keith Hernandez, Steinbrenner, and Ken Phelps, so there.
   2. The Mighty Quintana Posted: August 28, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5875050)
Don't forget Jay Buhner! 100 RBI's and a ROCKET for an arm.

And Danny Tartabull may have been the funniest baseball cameo of them all, recent events notwithstanding...
   3. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM (#5875106)
Brewers keep getting the leadoff batter on and then using productive outs to score him.

1st inning single, scores from third on a grounder for the second out
2nd inning double, scores from third on a sac fly for the second out

Flaherty has now allowed two runs (one earned), tied for the most he's allowed over his last 9 starts.
   4. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5875112)
Brewers go down 1-2-3 in the third, Flaherty has now allowed 6 earned runs over his last 59.1 ip.

As terrific as that is, in 1968 Bob Gibson essentially allowed 7.4 earned runs per 59.1 ip for more than 300 innings.
   5. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:12 PM (#5875116)
Brewers again get the leafoff hitter on in the 4th, but this time he propels himself around the bases off a home run (Hiura).

3-0 Brewers, in a game they desperately need.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:23 PM (#5875119)
Getting pretty close to a must win for the Mets today as well.
   7. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:33 PM (#5875122)
Who is Trent Grisham, and why does he keep getting hits off Jack Flaherty?

(quickly looks up Grisham to see if he's a candidate to add to my fantasy team)
   8. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:40 PM (#5875127)
Wong dong gets Birds on board. 3-1.
   9. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:44 PM (#5875130)
Wong's now in his sixth full season, and his career highs in HR (12) and SB (20) both came in his rookie season.

He has a chance to eclipse both this season, in addition to being the top defensive 2B in the league.
   10. salvomania Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:57 PM (#5875134)
Lyles yanked with tying runs on base for the Cardinals (nice effort---5.1 ip, 9k, 1 run) and Junior Guerra steps up to get an inning-ending GIDP from the red-hot Yadier Molina.

Let's see if the Cardinals can rally in the late innings against the Brewers' pen...
   11. rconn23 Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5875138)
85 percent of pitches thrown to Aaron Judge are strikes, according to umpires apparently.
   12. rconn23 Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5875139)
Gary Sanchez. No. 30 on the year. 2-0 Yankees.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5875140)
Gary Sanchez with a 434 foot 1st-inning 2-run HR against Seattle. That’s HR #67 for August, extending their MLB record.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:30 PM (#5875146)
Wong is really turning into a very good player.
   15. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 28, 2019 at 05:43 PM (#5875154)
85 percent of pitches thrown to Aaron Judge are strikes, according to umpires apparently.

Well, umpires are the leading authority on balls and strikes, after all.
   16. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2019 at 05:45 PM (#5875155)
Aaron Judge HR makes it 6-2 Yankees, and pushes the monthly HR record to 69. Mike Ford drove one out earlier (his 3rd of the series) that wasn’t previously acknowledged in this space.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2019 at 07:10 PM (#5875169)
LeMahieu solo HR makes it 7-2,Yankees, and raises the monthly team HR record to 70, with 2 games remaining after today. Over a full season, that pace would produce ~ 420 HRs.
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2019 at 07:29 PM (#5875171)
Eaton HBP, Rendon double, Soto triple, Cabrera single & Suzuki HR make it Nationals 5-0 over Orioles in bottom of 1st. Still only 1 out.
   19. rconn23 Posted: August 28, 2019 at 07:42 PM (#5875176)
"Well, umpires are the leading authority on balls and strikes, after all."

I mean, have you seen some of these guys/calls?
   20. rconn23 Posted: August 28, 2019 at 07:43 PM (#5875178)
The Mets are Metsing up this WC chase.
   21. Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:03 PM (#5875179)
The Yankees stole Luke Voit from the Cardinals last year for hapless Chasen Shreve and some throw-in.

In other news, Giovanny "Throw-in" Gallegos has a 1.95 ERA in 60 IP for STL this season with 79 K and a MLB-lowest .211 OBP against.
   22. Lassus Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:15 PM (#5875181)
Hey, whew long day of work and shopping, thank God I'm finally home. Let's turn on the Metsthefuck!?!?
   23. Lassus Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:17 PM (#5875182)
Ah well. At least I was there live for an exciting bit.
   24. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:22 PM (#5875183)
The Yankees stole Luke Voit from the Cardinals last year for hapless Chasen Shreve and some throw-in.

Pair Voit with Mike Ford and you've got the greatest slow pitch beer league platoon duo in the history of baseball.

   25. rconn23 Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:24 PM (#5875184)
"In other news, Giovanny "Throw-in" Gallegos has a 1.95 ERA in 60 IP for STL this season with 79 K and a MLB-lowest .211 OBP against."

Bullpen guys the Yankees got. A good power, high OBP guy to play first they didn't have because Greg Bird is on the Jacoby Ellsbury vacation plan.
   26. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 28, 2019 at 08:43 PM (#5875187)
MAX SCHERZER goes to the Injured List, returns as Max Scherzer, mild-mannered pitcher. Taken out of the game in the top 5th having thrown 89 pitches with Orioles (yes, THOSE Orioles) mounting a comeback. 1 across the plate already, 5-2 with 1 out, runners at 2B & 1B.
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5875196)
Whoa - Mets get 5 in the 5th to get within 10-6 and chase Hendricks.

and here comes Brad Brach to terrify his former Cubs teammates

and no one happier for this Mets rally than Cubs (Over)Manager Maddon. 10-6, 1 one and 1 out in the 6th, and he goes to his only lefty to take on McNeil (and soon, Conforto). McNeil is hitting a pitiful .348 AVG and .889 OPS vs lefties this year. oh, wait...

............

"Bullpen guys the Yankees got. A good power, high OBP guy to play first they didn't have because Greg Bird is on the Jacoby Ellsbury vacation plan."

yeah, if Yankees knew all the details, they'd do it again. then again, so would the Cardinals.
   28. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5875199)
and no one happier for this Mets rally than Cubs (Over)Manager Maddon. 10-6, 1 one and 1 out in the 6th, and he goes to his only lefty to take on McNeil (and soon, Conforto). McNeil is hitting a pitiful .3348 AVG and .889 OPS vs lefties this year. wait...
Heh. I was going to post the exact same thing - Joe clearly sees this as an opportunity for some managering in the sixth! I thought I saw a slight rise in his uniform pants as he went to the mound.
   29. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:36 PM (#5875200)
Sure starting to feel like a game the cubs are gonna blow.
   30. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:48 PM (#5875204)
I am fascinated watching Marlins games when Miami is at home. I try and count the fans from the different camera shots. You can hear individual fans yelling at the players. It's pretty good reality show material
   31. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5875205)
And Reds win as Miami is shutout for the 19th time per the broadcast. That seems like a lot
   32. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 28, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5875206)
Detroit has scored fewer runs per game than Miami but only shut out 12 times this season per BBREF
   33. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5875209)
Edwin Diaz strikes out the side in the 8th. Millions baffled!
   34. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:18 PM (#5875210)
I can't remember the last time a 3-run lead this late in the game felt so insignificant.
   35. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:20 PM (#5875211)
I hadn't really watched Wick closely before tonight. Dude's got some good stuff.
   36. Walt Davis Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5875213)
I am fascinated watching Marlins games when Miami is at home. I try and count the fans from the different camera shots. You can hear individual fans yelling at the players. It's pretty good reality show material

Many years ago, one of those small college basketball conference tourneys had to be played in an empty stadium because one of the teams had been exposed to something highly contagious. It was on ESPN and you could hear the sneakers.
   37. Brian C Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:36 PM (#5875216)
I can't remember the last time a 3-run lead this late in the game felt so insignificant.

Couldn't have been more than a week ago, given how the sky is perpetually falling in your world.
   38. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:37 PM (#5875217)
It wouldn't be right if this was a smooth ninth.
   39. Meatwad Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5875219)
Yeah but to blow a 10-1 lead is rather mets esc. Lets hope that doesnt happen.
   40. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:40 PM (#5875220)
Couldn't have been more than a week ago, given how the sky is perpetually falling in your world.


I know you still haven't forgiven me for October 2016, so feel free to skip over my posts.
   41. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:40 PM (#5875221)
Many years ago, one of those small college basketball conference tourneys had to be played in an empty stadium because one of the teams had been exposed to something highly contagious.
If it was that bad, why did the other teams show up??
   42. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:46 PM (#5875223)
Cubs win. #BedNotShat.
   43. Brian C Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:47 PM (#5875224)
I'm chalking tonight up to the Mets' constant innovations in finding ways to let their fans down.
   44. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 10:47 PM (#5875225)
Phew. That was a lot closer than you would've thought it'd be about three hours ago, especially with Hendricks on the mound.
   45. Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5875228)
Many years ago, one of those small college basketball conference tourneys had to be played in an empty stadium because one of the teams had been exposed to something highly contagious.

I think they still pile all of the fans onto one side of a small gym for a weak March Madness conference title game for TV purposes.

so the Mets tonight featured pitching coach Phil "The Vulture" Regan, who was a 32-year-old reliever on the 1969 Cubs team that withered down the stretch to enable The Miracle Mets.

the Cubs answered with Craig Kimbrel, who did the best vulture imitation he could as he staggered to a save. woulda been more impressed if he blew the lead and then stole the W, a al Regan's 14-1 W-L relief effort in 1966 off a 4-man SP staff of Koufax, Drysdale, Osteen, and rookie Sutton.
   46. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5875230)
Oliver Drake just completed a 39-pitch inning for the Rays, during which he managed not to get traded or DFA'd.
   47. Howie Menckel Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5875232)
yes, Oliver is the guy who pitched for a record 5 MLB teams last season:

May 5, 2018: Purchased by the Cleveland Indians from the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 31, 2018: Selected off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels from the Cleveland Indians.

July 26, 2018: Selected off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Los Angeles Angels.

August 3, 2018: Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Toronto Blue Jays.

November 1, 2018: Selected off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays from the Minnesota Twins.

November 26, 2018: Selected off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Tampa Bay Rays.

January 4, 2019: Purchased by the Tampa Bay Rays from the Toronto Blue Jays.
   48. Red Voodooin Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:24 PM (#5875234)
Many years ago, one of those small college basketball conference tourneys had to be played in an empty stadium because one of the teams had been exposed to something highly contagious.


If it was that bad, why did the other teams show up??


Ha!

It actually wasn't the team exposed, but a student who then spread it around. Here's an article that explains it (and which also reminded me that the White Sox and Orioles played to an empty stadium during a period of "civil unrest" in 2015)

Players from the eight teams in the conference had been vaccinated, but the concern was that the virus would spread among spectators. The only people permitted to attend the games were players, officials and journalists, if they provided proof of vaccination or identification proving they were older than 35, because people of that age were considered immune to the disease because of previous exposure to it.
   49. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:32 PM (#5875236)
Well of course you are all interested in the Red Sox incredibly long shot to make the WC game and defend their world title!

Sox winning 6-3 in the 7th at Colorado, both Tampa and Oakland lose. Cleveland won. I don't care which 2 of those 3 crash and burn over the next few weeks, as long as the Red Sox have a couple of 8-2 runs in the meantime than they'll be all good.

You gotta believe.....
   50. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 29, 2019 at 12:27 AM (#5875239)
Looks like the Red Sox have this one sewn up. Only 5 back of the WC...here they come. Team MVP Devers is a double short of the cycle. Ironic of course as he has nearly 50 of those already this year....
   51. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 29, 2019 at 12:30 AM (#5875241)
Game closed out by Workman with 3Ks. He of the 2.5 WAR and 1.99 ERA, the new, default closer of your Boston Red Sox
   52. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:44 AM (#5875245)
Edwin Diaz strikes out the side in the 8th. Millions baffled!

Mystery solved!

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
Edwin Diaz has started using Jacob deGrom's slider grip, which Diaz credits for some of what's gone right for him in recent outings.

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