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May 5, 2014 OMNICHATTER

The “Mistakes Were Made Yesterday” OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: May 05, 2014 at 12:26 AM | 194 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Snowboy Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4700747)
Brett Lawrie is the 7th player to start at 2B tonight for the Jays.
(Moving over from 3rd so Gibbons can play Juan Francisco at 3B, getting max bats in the lineup.)
Lawrie has looked fine in the field, but he just turned his sprint to first base into a trot on a ball he would normally have beat out. Even the broadcasters noticed; Lawrie tweaked something there.
   102. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:23 PM (#4700748)
Raining in our Nation's Crapital. The RADAR shows a long thin line of rain training from northwest to southeast right across the District. Grounds crew is valiantly trying to treat the infield dirt and mound, but Mattingly has called his players off the field for the moment. Not ideal baseball weather.

edit: It's a tarp! Rain delay in Dodgers-Nationals game as of 20:27
   103. Snowboy Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:24 PM (#4700749)
Lawrie is removed from the game, replaced by Chris Getz. And just when he was starting to swing a hot bat.
   104. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4700754)
Considering how the Braves and Cardinals are hitting right now, this might be a 20-inning 0-0 affair.
   105. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:33 PM (#4700757)
Andrelton Simmons has now committed two errors (both bizarrely scored hits). This is not a good time for the Braves.
   106. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4700759)
You may never see a worse Official Scorer decision than Mark Ellis's 5th inning "single" against Harang. Completely inexplicable.
   107. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4700761)
I mean, routine grounder to short with a runner on first and Simmons just plainly boots it...and it's ruled a hit.
   108. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4700763)
I mean, routine grounder to short with a runner on first and Simmons just plainly boots it...and it's ruled a hit.

Hometown discount.
   109. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4700766)
108--Not for Aaron Harang! Haha
   110. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4700767)
Harang gave up a check-swing single, watched his sublime shortstop botch a routine grounder, then saw his third baseman play a ball off to the side for a bad hop single. His deal with the Devil has run out in appropriately dickish fashion.
   111. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4700768)
Josmil Pinto has been struggling mightily lately
   112. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4700769)
Well, one guy gets dinged with a hit or his teammate gets dinged with an error. Somebody's gonna get hurt out there.
   113. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4700770)
Tom Glavine just referred to the "violent-ness" of Shelby Miller's delivery.
   114. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4700771)
Anyone else having a hell of a time with mlb.tv tonight? It seems like every time the team i actually want to watch is the game of the week everything gets screwed up.
   115. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 08:56 PM (#4700774)
For the record, Simmons was eventually charged with an error on Ellis' grounder.
   116. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4700776)
With the rain delay in D.C. I tuned over to "watch" Jon Miller call the Giants @ Pirates on my Roku. Just in time to see Boche relieve starter Yusmeiro Petit for a kid called up today named Jake Dunning, who looks skinnier than I am.

Lucky kid inherited a bases-loaded 1 out situation trailing 5-2 in the 5th. Make that 6-2 now.

I guess using your best pitcher to avoid a hopeless game is not permitted?
   117. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4700778)
#### YES JON NIESE
   118. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4700781)
Also, Murphy is a solid, solid turn for the double play. I'm sure there are many old threads talking his ass down at 2B, but he's been damned steady.
   119. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:10 PM (#4700782)
Two run homer for Nolan Arenado, Rockies up over the Rangers 2-0 in the bottom of the second.
   120. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:20 PM (#4700789)
My God, a hit with runners in scoring position.
   121. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4700790)
Giants avoid a hopeless game by ganging up on the Jeff Locke and the Pirates relievers. Now 8-6 after 4 hits in the inning, 3 in a row.

Mister McCutchen just made a nice sliding catch to rob a hit from Brandon Crawford, but Pablo scampers home from 3B with the 7th Giants run. Getting interesting with 1 out in the 6th.
   122. Snowboy Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4700791)
I'd like to know if the Reds considered it a tough decision in 1998 re: Konerko.
They traded away Dave Burba for prospect Sean Casey at the end of spring training 1998. Burba wasn't a Cy Young winner or anything, but he was a serviceable starter who was 30 years old and heading into his fourth year with Cinci.
When the Dodgers did them a favour and took Jeff Shaw off their hands and gave them Konerko in the mid-1998 deal, the Reds kept Konerko mostly in the minors from the time they acquired him (July) until they traded him (November). The fact that the White Sox were willing to trade young power-hitting CF Mike Cameron for Konerko should have twigged the Reds front office, but they still made the trade and I wonder if the decision was kicked around for a while or if they found it easy to pull that trigger.
   123. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4700794)
Matsuzaka, you piece of shit.
   124. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4700796)
If Kyle Farnsworth is on the mound, why would you IBB Garrett Jones to get to Hechevarria? Now bases loaded, 1 out in the 8th and the game is as good as over IMO.

edit: OK, so maybe G. Jones isn't as much of a slouch as I remember. And of course Farnsworth gets the called strike 3 on a pitch 6 inches outside and below the strike zone. Let's see what Ozuna can do (a lot).
   125. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:40 PM (#4700800)
There can't be any way we get out of this still tied, is there?
   126. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4700802)
This fucking meathead is going to walk in a run.
   127. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4700803)
Whoa.

Unexpected.
   128. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4700805)
Hunter Pence runs even weirder than I remember.
   129. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4700807)
They traded away Dave Burba for prospect Sean Casey at the end of spring training 1998. Burba wasn't a Cy Young winner or anything, but he was a serviceable starter who was 30 years old and heading into his fourth year with Cinci.
When the Dodgers did them a favour and took Jeff Shaw off their hands and gave them Konerko in the mid-1998 deal, the Reds kept Konerko mostly in the minors from the time they acquired him (July) until they traded him (November).


It seems like Sean Casey has been retired forever. But he is, let's see... 20 months older than Konerko.
   130. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4700810)
Two flavors of excitement: Giants just tied it up 9-9 in the 7th while the Mets @ Marlins tied 3-3 in the 9th.
   131. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4700814)
Will this IBB to Stanton to get to McGehee backfire? He's been surprisingly non-stinko lately, hitting the ball hard to the outfield.

edit: I'm not the kinda guy who says, "I told ya so"...
   132. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4700816)
#### you, Dan Warthen.

####

YOU
   133. Lassus Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4700819)
Oh, I didn't even notice that Quitanilla ###### up, too.
   134. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4700821)
A two-run shot for Tulo puts the Rox up 5-0 over the Rangers. I can't do the math that fast, but with a ground out, a walk and a homer tonight, Tulowitzki has raised his average back up over .400 and his OBP back up over .500.
   135. puck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:17 PM (#4700823)
ESPN's box has Tulo at .402/.504/.755.

Jordan Lyles...did he sell his soul to the devil?
   136. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4700826)
Brandon Crawford made a nice diving stop of a ball ticketed for CF, but ended up splayed out on the grass. He rolled the ball wide to Hicks covering 2B so T.Sanchez was safe there while Ike Davis scored and Tabata was safe at 1B with a single. I really don't know what else Crawford could have done; even if he had held the ball Sanchez was already close to 3B and getting waved home. It was a really nice stop anyway that avoided extra bases for Tabata.
   137. Esoteric Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4700831)
1.) At what point are they just going to say "screw it" and either restart or postpone the Nats/Dodgers game? Get on with it!

2.) Who the heck is Nolan Arenado and how on earth did he get so good?
   138. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4700833)
1.) At what point are they just going to say "screw it" and...postpone the Nats/Dodgers game?

After the concessionaires have made their nut for the day.
   139. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4700834)
After Walt Davis whined about Arenado's lack of walks the other day, he's drawn two already tonight.
   140. greenback calls it soccer Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4700836)
Justin Upton's sombrero just turned golden.
   141. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4700838)
Twins with the 10-inning 1-0 victory. Kyle Gibson was Jack Morris-esque!
   142. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4700842)
Mister McCutchen just stretched a double into a triple by combining his speed with Hunter Pence's inability to understand the basic laws of physics (incident angle = reflected angle).
   143. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4700844)
Nats & Dodgers in a rain delay after 3-1/2 innings. Doesn't seem like they'll restart tonight. So does Greinke become the first starting pitcher to pitch on consecutive games... since Greinke in 2012 (when he was ejected in the 1st inning and came back the next day).
Actually if he resumes pitching today's potential suspended game tomorrow, I guess he wouldn't have started in back to back games. At least he retains the record.
   144. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4700849)
Mark Melancon must be the slowest pitcher in all of baseball. I swear he's at about 2 minutes between pitches.
   145. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4700851)
Hector Sanchez just spanked a grounder into RCF. While Pence was charging home from 2B Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez stood about 5 feet toward the 3B side of the plate with his left foot right on the line. Pence made it home no problem, but the ball arrived just as Pence's foot touched home plate so I thought this violated the new collision rules? Don't they have to be completely out of the base path until they have possession?
   146. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4700853)
I like how the MLB.com scoreboard notes when a game has a challenge. Just you case you wanted to tune in and be bored for 2+ minutes.
   147. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4700855)
Another two-run shot for Troy Tulowitzki. puck, run the numbers.
   148. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4700858)
147: he's up to .784/1.074/2.641 in home games.
   149. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4700859)
he's up to .784/1.074/2.641 in home games.

Is that even legal?
   150. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4700860)
149-- Yeah, you just need a lot of sac flies to get that OBP over 100%. The math gets a little tricky.
   151. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4700861)
It's legal in Colorado.
   152. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4700862)
Going to extrys in the Steel City, tied at 10. Casilla had some NASTY stuff that bamboozled the Pirates hitters.
   153. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4700863)
Games tied at 1 after 9 innings must last more innings (on average) than games tied at 10, right?
   154. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:58 PM (#4700864)
What's amazing is how often a game can go back and forth through the first 9 innings, then drag on and on through extras with nobody able to scratch out a run. Or else the visitors tack on 1 run, then the home team tacks on 1 run and it continues on that way with a sudden onset of offensive impotence.
   155. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4700865)
All the Chicago fans are wearing hats and scarves. I feel bad for the players!
   156. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:12 PM (#4700869)
Man, Santiago Casilla has an absolute mind-bending hard curve or slurve. The pitch looks like it's going to plunk the RH batter in the shoulder, then dives down to catch the bottom of the strike zone. No chance against him with that stuff.

edit: Both Pirates and Giants have depleted their benches. Giants radio saying Madison Bumgarner is strapping on a shin guard.
   157. puck Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4700871)
Another two-run shot for Troy Tulowitzki. puck, run the numbers.


Damn, .408/.508/.786!
   158. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4700873)
Giants are 0 for 2 on stolen base attempts, and have been picked off once, and had a guy thrown out going from first to third on a single.
   159. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:26 PM (#4700874)
Tulo closes out his night with another walk in the bottom of the eighth. Two walks, two two-run homers, a groundout. I'll take it.
   160. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4700877)
And with two on, two out in the bottom of the eighth, Rockies up 8-1, Ron Washington brings in the lefty to face Carlos Gonzalez. Really, Wash?
   161. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4700879)
Santiago Casilla was slowly running out of gas, but squeaked out of the 10th stranding the winning run on 3B. On to the 11th.
   162. Dale Sams Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4700883)
So now do the Angels plunk the Yanks in return?
   163. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4700885)
Madison Bumgarner pinch-hitting for Santiago Casilla, all bench players have been used.

edit: Wow, if not for his broken bat, Bumgarner might have muscled that one over the head of the leaping pitcher. Instead, Gomez speared it out of the air for out #3.
   164. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4700890)
Umpire Jerry Davis wonders what's going on as Machi throws to 2B and instead it hits the umpire. It didn't even faze him. I still don't think he knows what just happened. Well, the Giants turned a DP to get out of the inning.

Dave Flemming was right: you just might see some weird stuff in this extra-inning game.
   165. esseff Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4700894)
#164: It's possible Davis saved the game for the Giants: Just from the way Crawford was lunging, that throw may have been headed for left field.
   166. Davo Dozier Posted: May 05, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4700896)
Does any play result in more errors than when a relief pitcher tries to throw out the lead runner on a bunt attempt?
   167. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4700900)
166: When Prince Fielder makes a play on a groundball?
   168. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:09 AM (#4700901)
167-- heh. This one is my hobby horse. I cringe every time I see it happen!
   169. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4700904)
How many relievers do these teams have left?
   170. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:21 AM (#4700905)
I'm going to bed, but you mark my words: the Pirates will put up exactly 1 run in the bottom of the inning to continue the game.
   171. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:24 AM (#4700907)
Assuming the Giants keep the lead, Jean Machi will lead the Majors in wins, with 5.
   172. esseff Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4700909)
Doesn't Wainwright have 5?
   173. Snowboy Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4700910)
Ichiro sac bunt is so good it's a single.
Loads the bases. Angels keeps Jered Weaver on the mound in the 8th to face Brett Gardner, 100 pitches.
   174. Snowboy Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:35 AM (#4700911)
Girardi comes out to argue a bullcrap "ball" call (by Laz Diaz) that is almost in the dirt.
He gets quickly tossed, but continues to argue. It's a full meltdown, brim-inside-brim, then he rips off his hat to get even closer. Furious Joe, right there.
(To no avail? Bases loaded, 0 out. Gardner eventually gets called out on strikes, then Jeter grounds into a DP.
Yankees do not get a run. Tied 1-1, to the bottom of 8th.)
   175. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:37 AM (#4700912)
#174, I thought it was a ball too live, but the side angle did show that it was at the knees.
   176. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:39 AM (#4700913)
Gosh, that a Giants team is a lot of fun. Very easy to root for a group of players who always look like they're thrilled to be at the ballpark.
   177. madvillain Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4700914)

I like how the MLB.com scoreboard notes when a game has a challenge. Just you case you wanted to tune in and be bored for 2+ minutes.


this is great, and I read it in mitch hedburg's voice the 2nd time and it was better.
   178. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4700916)
174--that was one of the best ump confrontations I've seen in a long time. Wow!
   179. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:48 AM (#4700917)
So Tulo is at 512/786. What a monster Bonds was, peaking at an 836 SLG with another season above 800 and one at 799. And not in Coors, either. (Side note: I thought Coors had kind of cooled down in recent years, but I see it's multi-year park factor is 117 and it's at 123 this year.) But Tulo's 786 OPS would put him 6th on the all-time single season list.

Tulo's 1298 OPS would put him 7th on the all-time single season list. (Bonds peaked at 1421)

The 512 OBP would tie him for 12th. (Bonds again peaked at 609. Lofl.)

   180. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:50 AM (#4700918)
Tulo came into the game with a 216 OPS+. I have to believe it's at 225 now. That would tie him for 12th. (Bonds? 268-263-259. Wild.)
   181. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:57 AM (#4700919)
Laz Diaz putting on quite a show as home plate umpire tonight.
   182. Snowboy Posted: May 06, 2014 at 12:58 AM (#4700920)
175-I'm not a Yankees fan, but I've been watching this game, and I too thought it was a ball on the live shot.
On replay, perhaps it was not.
But Girardi blew up like it was the end of the world. I suspect that was partly because he's trying to inspire his team, his crazy collection of over-the-hill hitters/fielders and crumbling starting pitchers and weak-ass bullpen that is somehow leading the AL East. The tirade was also partly a message to the ump Diaz, who is quite impressionable, and the manager is hoping to plant a seed that will flower when it matters, late in the season.

And, yeah, that was an old-fashioned manager blowup, thought it was worth mentioning.
   183. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:02 AM (#4700923)
Watching the Yankees in Anaheim has been a horrible thing for years. The Emergency Broadcast System just came on, which is by far the most entertaining part of my viewing experience.
   184. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4700924)
181--yep. Just needling Kelley as he was walking off the field, goading him into snapping back and getting ejected from the game.

It's high school gym teacher stuff. No room for that in baseball.
   185. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4700925)
But Girardi blew up like it was the end of the world. I suspect that was partly because he's trying to inspire his team,


Yeah, he "inspired" Gardner to strike out and Jeter to hit into a double play and his pitchers to go out the next inning and walk 6 men en route to allowing 3 runs in the inning with no hits to fall behind 4-1 in the 8th.

This is an example of why I point out that there's no evidence of soft factors and intangibles affecting outcomes.
   186. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:11 AM (#4700927)
Big insurance runs in the eighth. I can smell first place now...
   187. Esoteric Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:12 AM (#4700928)
Barring a truly epic meltdown by Rafael Soriano (who, amazingly, actually has yet to give up an earned run since the middle of August 2013), the Nationals are about to claw their way back into first place in the NL East. About damn time.
   188. Davo Dozier Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:15 AM (#4700929)
This may be the worst display of umpiring I've ever seen (Yankee-Angels game).
   189. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:21 AM (#4700931)
Baaaang, zoooooom, it's a first place Curly W in the books!!!
   190. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 06, 2014 at 01:23 AM (#4700932)
Angels, edge over the .500 seesaw bump yet again.
   191. Rob_Wood Posted: May 06, 2014 at 07:02 AM (#4700955)

My view is that umpiring has always been pretty crappy but we didn't realize it until we got high-definition, slow-motion, and the strike-zone technology.

I am sure I have mentioned these before, but just two examples of past bad calls. Once in Wrigley Field Cub Rodney Scott swung and missed on a hit-and-run attempt (I think the runner was safe at second) against the Expos. Home plate umpire called the pitch a ball and no other umpire over-ruled him (this was when umpire conferences were verboten). Expos manager Dick Williams came out to "argue" with the most bewildered look on his face I have ever seen. Of course, he worked up to apoplectic and I believe Williams was ejected. (This is one memory I do not fear a "tracer" attempt will invalidate, but it would be neat if someone wants to put a date on this.)

Second, on a close play at first base at Candlestick Park in the early 1980's (sorry, I cannot remember any of the players or the umpire), the umpire calls the runner out on a bang-bang play (he stares at the bag and listens for the ball into the mitt). What the umpire did not notice is that the ball tipped off the top of the first baseman's mitt and rolled a few feet away from him. Of course, the runner was safe and naturally stayed at first base, ignoring the umpire's call. After about a minute or so the next batter took to get into the batter's box, the umpire slowly strolls over to the first base coach and whispers a question like whatinhell is going on. The first base coach tells him that the first baseman did not catch the ball. The umpire turns beet red in the face and makes the most exaggerated safe call I have ever seen. I was sitting near the first base bag and the entire section broke out laughing and were on that poor ump for the rest of the game. All I can say is that it was a Giant that was safe, but that is not enough to do a "tracer" on.

   192. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 06, 2014 at 08:27 AM (#4700969)
Tulowitzky with a 232 OPS+. Would put him 11th on the single season list.
   193. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: May 06, 2014 at 09:22 AM (#4700987)
Once in Wrigley Field Cub Rodney Scott swung and missed on a hit-and-run attempt (I think the runner was safe at second) against the Expos. Home plate umpire called the pitch a ball and no other umpire over-ruled him (this was when umpire conferences were verboten). Expos manager Dick Williams came out to "argue" with the most bewildered look on his face I have ever seen. Of course, he worked up to apoplectic and I believe Williams was ejected. (This is one memory I do not fear a "tracer" attempt will invalidate, but it would be neat if someone wants to put a date on this.)


Haven't tried for newspaper accounts of the games yet, but I've found two possibilities (with the first being more likely, but showing both just in case): (i) August 6, 1978 where de Jesus stole second while Scott was at the plate (and Scott later walked in the at bat); and (ii) September 4, 1978 where de Jesus was caught stealing while Scott was at the plate (and Scott later struck out in the at bat). Unrelated, but, according to the box scores, just in the Expos games at Wrigley in 1978 I've noticed Rodney Scott often tried to bunt for a hit (unsuccessfully).
   194. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: May 06, 2014 at 09:35 AM (#4700998)
Can't find clippings from '78, but have come across other Rodney Scott v. Terry Tata (home plate umpire in the 9/4/78 game) incidents:

Robinson Too Much For Expos (9/13/1980):

[Montreal Manager Dick] Williams engaged in a shouting match with [first base umpire Terry] Tata after second baseman Rodney Scott had exchanged words with the umpire as he was running towards the dugout.
“It looks to me like this umpiring crew lays for Rodney,” said Williams. “He asked Tate if he had a chip on his shoulder and, when Tate started yelling and making a move toward Rodney, that’s when I came out.”
Play was then disrupted for several minutes as the fans expressed their displeasure by tossing objects from the rightfield bleachers at Pittsburgh outfielder Dave Parker.
“It was mostly apples and ice,” said Parker. “But why pick on me? They should have been after the men in blue.”


Ump's Call Hurts Expos As Cardinals Rally For Win (9/29/81), reading like an excerpt from an automated newspaper writeup from a 1992 Sega Genesis game:

Expos had a chance for a huge inning in this one but a bad official’s call went against them and they never did recover. On the other hand, the Cards bounced back after getting the break and that was the ball game.
The controversial call saw plate umpire Terry Tata rule that Rodney Scott had missing tagging home plate with a head first slide. Pictures show clearly that Scott did touch. In the ensuing rhubarb, Expos’ manager Jim Fanning and outfielder Rowland Office were ejected from the game.
After having had two men – Scott and Chris Sepier – caught leaning the wrong way off first base in the first and third, the Expos came close to having their big inning in the fourth.
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