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Never underestimate a desperate OMNICHATTER!, for May 15, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM | 59 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 15, 2019 at 12:55 PM (#5842324)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 15, 2019 at 01:47 PM (#5842351)
Batter reaches on a strikeout/wild pitch.
Batter reaches on an infield dribbler.
Both runners advance on an error.
Double, both runners score.

Just another Trevor Cahill start.
   3. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 02:07 PM (#5842359)
11 freakin homers for Tommy LaStella. More than Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera combined!!!
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 15, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5842385)
Trevor Cahill's the worst. I can't believe actual smart people thought he was going to be good. I'm a stupid moron, and I knew he was gonna suck.
   5. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5842413)
why? Why?? WHY??? Is Brett Gardner batting 6th?

Boone-y really is a ####### idiot ...
   6. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:19 PM (#5842416)
RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
   7. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5842423)
Luke Voit ... professional hitter playing 1st!
   8. rconn23 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:30 PM (#5842427)
The biggest regret of the Yankees offseason won't be not signing Harper or Machado, it will be choosing Happ over Patrick Corbin.
   9. rconn23 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5842428)
On the plus side, Gleyber is getting hot again!
   10. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5842429)
EVERYBODY GLEYBER NOW!
   11. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:35 PM (#5842433)
Maybin in the act ... 3-2 (for now)
   12. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:38 PM (#5842434)
The biggest regret of the Yankees offseason won't be not signing Harper or Machado, it will be choosing Happ over Patrick Corbin.

Maybe for a year or two, but in 3 years, we'll be thrilled.
   13. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:53 PM (#5842443)
Meh. More Happ-lessness.
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 03:57 PM (#5842451)
Palmer guessed the over/under home run total today at four. It only took three and a half innings to beat the over.
   15. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5842454)
GLEYBER GLEYBER TIME NOW!
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5842455)
And Torres goes deep once again. That over/under is taking a hell of a beating.
   17. rconn23 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5842456)
I am enjoying the Gleyber day.
   18. rconn23 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5842458)
"Maybe for a year or two, but in 3 years, we'll be thrilled."

You can make the case it was a good decision not to sign Corbin, but signing a 36-year old pitcher to a multi-year deal was ... puzzling.
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:12 PM (#5842467)
FTR, that was 7 home runs in less than an hour. No idea whether or not that's a record, but it's gotta be close.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5842470)
Maybe Happ's going for the Jack Morris Award rather than the ERA title.
   21. salvomania Posted: May 15, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5842474)
So Edwin Jackson is making his first appearance as a Blue Jay today.

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   22. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:06 PM (#5842506)
Zack's looking more and more like the old Zach. That sinker of his is just plain unhittable when he's on, and he was on today.
   23. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5842511)
but signing a 36-year old pitcher to a multi-year deal was ... puzzling.

Seriously? A two-year deal for a guy who has averaged 172 IP, 3.48 ERA, 121 ERA= the last four years was puzzling?

Relax. Happ will be fine.
   24. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:21 PM (#5842518)
1 down, 1 to go.
   25. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:39 PM (#5842532)
So Edwin Jackson is making his first appearance as a Blue Jay today.

Christopher Kamka @ckamka 1h1 hour ago

Edwin Jackson has allowed a home run for 14 different MLB teams.

Christopher Kamka @ckamka 1h1 hour ago

Edwin Jackson has faced Andrew McCutchen while pitching for eight different teams.


I'm not sure why he used that one, since he's not facing Cutch today. Regardless...

   26. JAHV Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:40 PM (#5842535)
The Angels out-hit the Twins 44-24 during this series and lost two out of three. The Twins walked one additional time during the series. I think the Angels went something like 4 - 926* with runners in scoring position.

*Number is an estimate based on how many times I yelled "Come on, guys!" the last three days.

I don't know if it's the new hitting coaches, but I love the Angels' new approach - wait for a good pitch and make contact. It's led to the lowest strikeout rate in the league, by far, without sacrificing patience (they're above average in walk rate). However, they're dead last in the league in BABIP, which suggests that they're sacrificing hard contact for contact. According to Fangraphs, they're middle of the pack in hard hit % and above average in soft hit %, so it's not immediately clear that's the problem. I'm hoping it's bad luck that will even out and their batting average with RISP will rise from its current .237. I know that they'll ground into more than their fair share of DPs, but you figure the approach will pay off at some point and lead to more runs (they're currently just above average).
   27. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 15, 2019 at 07:10 PM (#5842560)
Russell with a 2 out, 2 run HR. I forgot, am I supposed to cheer or not?
   28. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 15, 2019 at 07:49 PM (#5842564)
Number is an estimate based on how many times I yelled "Come on, guys!" the last three days.


I yell different stuff. @Giants
   29. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM (#5842568)
I'm not sure why he used that one, since he's not facing Cutch today. Regardless...

Edwin Jackson has spent 17 seasons in the majors. He's won 100 games, was an All-Star, he lived all over the US (and now Canada), and has made about $80M for his career. If you count the minor leagues, he's had 27 different stops, including 2 stops at AAA in Las Vegas with 2 different parent clubs (Dodgers early in his career, Oakland this year). All this in spite of being a decidedly below average (and often below replacement, and with the Cubs far below replacement) pitcher for most of his career.

He might be my hero.

ETA: And he's still only 35 years old. He might kick around to 5-6 more teams before he turns 40.
   30. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:25 PM (#5842569)
Weird, Darvish seems to be throwing strikes.
   31. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:32 PM (#5842570)
Andujar has opted to have right shoulder surgery. Out for the rest of the year.
   32. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:33 PM (#5842571)
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!
   33. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:48 PM (#5842574)
No walks is nice, but man he throws a lot of pitches. Out after 5.1 with 107 pitches thrown. Really makes you appreciate those Hendricks starts.
   34. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:53 PM (#5842575)
Wow that was a bad send. Winker was out from here to Knockemstiff.
   35. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:08 PM (#5842578)
Ugh. WGN broadcast just had JD reading the promo for the upcoming "Women's Empowerment Night" at Wrigley over a shot of Russell.
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5842579)
Game times for that Yanks - O's doubleheader - 2:12 and 2:30. Gotta be the fastest doubleheader since the 70's, not that there've been many.
   37. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5842580)
They can't even get in one game against the Red Sox in that time.
   38. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:22 PM (#5842581)
Just can't not LOOGY, can you, Joe?
   39. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5842582)
I have a bad feeling abut this.
   40. Brian C Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5842583)
Welp.
   41. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5842584)
Well...
   42. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:32 PM (#5842586)
At least he closed the barn door nicely.
   43. Brian C Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:34 PM (#5842587)
I'm trying to decide how much I want to hold that HR against CJ. He's been fine otherwise since he got called back up, but on the other hand, he hasn't really felt like his old dominant self, either.
   44. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5842588)
Raisel Iglesias brought into a tie game yet again. Will the abuse and mistreatment never cease?
   45. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5842589)
Game times for that Yanks - O's doubleheader - 2:12 and 2:30. Gotta be the fastest doubleheader since the 70's, not that there've been many.

They can't even get in one game against the Red Sox in that time.


It's been awhile, but back in 2006 the Yanks and the Red Sox played a doubleheader where both games lasted just 9 innings. The first game took 3:55, and the second game took 4:48. Ponson and Lester started that second game, and they each put up Game Scores of 18.
   46. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 09:49 PM (#5842591)
Sure, Joe, burn a LOOGY and then let Brad Brach bat to lead off the 10th.
   47. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5842593)
Not Puig.
   48. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:09 PM (#5842594)
Yasiel! Gotta love to see him get a big hit like that.
   49. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:09 PM (#5842595)
Welp.
   50. Brian C Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:09 PM (#5842596)
Well, that's super frustrating. Bullpen this year seems to be doing that thing where either everyone is awesome at the same time or no one is.
   51. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:13 PM (#5842600)
Well, that's super frustrating. Bullpen this year seems to be doing that thing where either everyone is awesome at the same time or no one is.


Yeah, there isn't necessarily one person to blame here. You've got a nice outing from Darvish, but he throws so many damn pitches that the pen has to get in there early. Then you've got pretty much everyone who came in after except Montgomery contributing to the Reds' eventual win.
   52. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:26 PM (#5842601)
So who got a luckier break on that play, the Sox or the Rox?
   53. Brian C Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5842623)
Yeah, there isn't necessarily one person to blame here. You've got a nice outing from Darvish, but he throws so many damn pitches that the pen has to get in there early. Then you've got pretty much everyone who came in after except Montgomery contributing to the Reds' eventual win.

And even Monty gave up 2 hits in 0.2 IP, so it's not like he was super sharp either.

Really the pen was going great guns until Edwards showed back up, and then suddenly everyone got shaky again. Obviously I think that's almost certainly probably coincidence, but it's weird how clean the correlation is here.
   54. stanmvp48 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5842627)
40 strikeouts in 22 inn
   55. stanmvp48 Posted: May 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5842629)
40 strikeouts in 22 innings for Rockies
   56. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 16, 2019 at 12:26 AM (#5842637)
Dave Roberts is the epitome of the worst in managering circa 2019. He just took Maeda out immediately after his 12th strikeout of the night. Maeda has pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings, given up 3 hits, and was at about 85 pitches. But, you see, Kenta Maeda is not left-handed, and the next batter is. This Roberts cannot abide. Dodgers fans boo him lustily on his way to the mound.
   57. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 16, 2019 at 12:43 AM (#5842638)
Roberts then leaves the lefty, Alexander, in to face right-handed Ty France leading off the eighth. Alexander gets France to ground to first, but drops the throw as he is trying to cover the bag. France reaches on the error, prompting Roberts to bring in right-handed Pedro Baez because...why, exactly?
   58. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 16, 2019 at 07:21 AM (#5842646)
Bad way to lose a game, especially after tieing it in the top of the ninth, courtesy of the Lancaster Barnstormers:
Walk
Sacrifice (successful)
Intentional Walk
Wild Pitch
Intentional Walk
Hit Batter (by new pitcher Brian Harper, Bryce's brother, hitting Alejandro de Aza)
   59. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 16, 2019 at 08:55 AM (#5842658)
That’s a clown loss, bro.

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