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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 25, 2018 at 02:45 PM | 79 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 25, 2018 at 02:59 PM (#5751660)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 25, 2018 at 03:01 PM (#5751662)
Red Sox-Orioles postponed. Day/Night doubleheader no one wants to be played tomorrow.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 25, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5751667)
The Cardinals lead the Rockies by a half game for the second NL Wild Card. The Rox have six home games left against the nothing-to-play-for Phillies and Nationals; the Cards have two with the Brewers and three at Wrigley.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 25, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5751697)
Can a team that was 15 games above .500 on Aug. 7 fall to below .500 on Sep. 25? Watch tonight's Philies game and find out. A big stretch run of 14-29!

I hope that the front office is not delusional and think they have a real contender here because they pretended into September.
   5. stanmvp48 Posted: September 25, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5751703)
Arizona not much better than Philly
   6. stanmvp48 Posted: September 25, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5751716)
"The Rox have six home games left against the nothing-to-play-for Phillies and Nationals; the Cards have two with the Brewers and three at Wrigley."

And the Rockies miss Nola and Scherzer
   7. TomH Posted: September 25, 2018 at 04:18 PM (#5751766)
they don't miss them much!
   8. rconn23 Posted: September 25, 2018 at 05:13 PM (#5751810)
Add Gleyber to the list of hurt Yankees. They are quickly running out of players.
   9. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 05:17 PM (#5751815)
I'll need Mets fans to decode this message to determine whether they're trolling fans or this is serious:

Andy Martino @martinonyc
Ricco: "Pretty unlikely" David Wright appears in a game the next 3 days. Out of respect to Braves fighting for home field , Mets don’t want to use him in a meaningful game.
   10. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 05:26 PM (#5751821)
Mark Zuckerman @MarkZuckerman
Max Scherzer enters tonight's start with 290 strikeouts. The only pitchers to reach 300 K's since 1990 are Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale. Scherzer is making his 5th start against the Marlins, and perhaps surprisingly he hasn't racked up strikeouts against them: 4, 3, 11 and 7 K's in the previous four starts.
   11. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2018 at 06:23 PM (#5751863)
Rain is likely in Chicago tonight, though hasn't started yet.
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:01 PM (#5751896)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!


Will the ANGELS be replaced by another team, or is this crap going to continue into the postseason ?
   13. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:08 PM (#5751903)
Ok, so realistically, the Astros are not going to lose their remaining games.
What do I want? Do I want the Yankees or the Athletics to advance through the Wild Card game?
I just don't know. The Athletics have the motivation of the Money Ball Underdogs. The Bombers have the experience and prestige, and maybe the power to bribe some umpires. Tough call.

Again, realistically, I shouldn't care, because both teams are injured beyond repair in a short time period.

Maybe I should just give up, and get on the Indians or Astros bandwagon. Or the Red Sucks Ugly Coach of Hell.
But I can't. Go A's AND Bombers! May the luckier team win.
   14. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:10 PM (#5751904)
The sky is now blackish-green, windy as ####, and there's a raining and lightening.
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5751912)
Jesus Christ, Blue Jays, at least try to play baseball.

The Silence of the Jays.
   16. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:32 PM (#5751916)
Some scrub named Bryce Harper has now collected 100 each of Runs Scored, walks, and RBI this season.

Max Scherzer has struck out 3 Marlins so far in this game to raise his season total to 293 K.
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5751917)
per 9: the Braves better hurry up, because Wright is starting before a sold-out crowd at CitiField on Saturday night in his career swan song.
   18. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5751921)
Can the Yankees stop running into outs at home on the the contact play?

Can Snachez stop being awful?
   19. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5751925)
Aideny ... you've got ONE ####### job.

[edit] To hit homers!
   20. phredbird Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5751932)

The Cardinals lead the Rockies by a half game for the second NL Wild Card. The Rox have six home games left against the nothing-to-play-for Phillies and Nationals; the Cards have two with the Brewers and three at Wrigley.


i think i'm going to throw up, especially after what went down last night.
   21. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5751933)
Holy #### ... how did he catch that?
   22. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5751935)
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!
   23. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:24 PM (#5751952)
JFC Sevy ... attack.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5751955)
Bloody Choi !
   25. perros Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5751956)
i think i'm going to throw up,


Don't look Ethel!
   26. DavidFoss Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5751958)
TMZ is reporting that Cosby will still get his pudding
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:36 PM (#5751962)
Sometimes, I wonder if McCucheon is even alive out there. He is like the shadow of some long forgotten God of Walks, HBP's and Bad Slides.
What an addition.
   28. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5751966)
Holy #### ... how did he catch that?

Well, they immediately took him out of the game. (110 MPH liner by Judge at pitcher - right into his glove, which was just inches from his face). I've actually worried that Judge (or Stanton) could accidentally kill some pitcher. That was close.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:44 PM (#5751970)
omg, Dan McLaughlin has become the worst old man in baseball..
   30. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5751975)
Well, they immediately took him out of the game. (110 MPH liner by Judge at pitcher - right into his glove, which was just inches from his face). I've actually worried that Judge (or Stanton) could accidentally kill some pitcher. That was close.


Some pitcher?

Anybody within about 90 feet is in danger, I thinks (from either) ...
   31. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5751993)
Max Scherzer just got his 300th strikeout for the season.
   32. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5751995)
Man, I was going to ask if there was any possibility Max would make one more appearance this week if he didn't hit 300 tonight. I forgot how bad the Marlins are.
   33. Meatwad Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5752004)
Ok can we stop this losing to the pirates thing. Its getting really annoying.
   34. Spahn Insane Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5752009)
Milwaukee is so winning this division. Jesus Christ.

At this point, Cubs might as well go full-on bedshitting mode. Worst case scenario is tying for the division title, then losing the one game playoff and having to play the WC the next day.
   35. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:37 PM (#5752016)
I've probably been the most pessimistic of the bunch, but I still think the Cubs limp into the division title. Assuming they lose tonight and the Brewers win, I think the Cubs still "just" need to go 4-1 the rest of the way, while the Brewers have to go 3-1.

But they definitely don't look like comparable teams right now. Brewers have a lineup jammed with guys who are raking while the Cubs seem to have Baez and... sometimes Rizzo and Zobrist. I honestly am amazed that the Cubs are where they are because from an individual perspective, a lot of their regulars are having shoddy seasons.
   36. Spahn Insane Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5752020)
I have no confidence at all that the Cubs win 4 of 5 against Pittsburgh and a Cardinal team that’ll be fighting for its life. The Brewers finish at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.
   37. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5752021)
They will win it. They'll win tonight even.
   38. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5752023)
David Dahl's three-run shot puts the Rox up 3-1 over the Phils in the bottom of the third.
   39. Spahn Insane Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:46 PM (#5752026)
Yeah, I just flipped to the Rox. Daniel Murphy cloddishly trying to charge a groundball was all I needed to see. God is he painful to watch in the field.
   40. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5752027)
I have no confidence at all that the Cubs win 4 of 5 against Pittsburgh and a Cardinal team that’ll be fighting for its life. The Brewers finish at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.


I mean, I don't have much confidence in them. September has been probably the most stressful, aesthetically unpleasing month of Cubs baseball of this core incarnation of the team. It blows my mind that the Labor Day series against the Brewers wasn't even a full month ago.

Brewers definitely have that "hot hand" feel to them, so this isn't even all about the Cubs just being mediocre this month.
   41. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5752028)
Brewers going for the kill, lifting Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning.
   42. Spahn Insane Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:50 PM (#5752031)
Oh sure, the Brewers win the division, they’ll have earned it.
   43. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5752033)
Pirates are doing this weird thing where if they get a guy on second base, someone is getting a hit and driving him in. Is that legal?
   44. Meatwad Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5752039)
So frustrating.
   45. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5752041)
Cubs have been #### hitting with RISP pretty much all season. Nothing new there.

Meanwhile, it'll be interesting to see if the Brewers' decision to pull Gio for a pinch-hitter comes back to haunt them. First two Cards on to start the fifth.
   46. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5752044)
Stats By STATS @StatsBySTATS
The Nationals pinch hit for Max Scherzer, and he ends the night with exactly 300 strikeouts and 150 hits allowed this year. The 150 hits would be the fewest ever allowed by a pitcher in a 300-strikeout season, besting Pedro Martinez's 1997 campaign (158).

There was also talk of Max matching the record of another noted Washington pitcher...Walter Johnson.
   47. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5752045)
As an aside, I've always really liked Chris Archer and was disappointed when he got traded to the Pirates; was hoping maybe the Cubs would scoop him up.
   48. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5752048)
I ####### hate the Cardinals.
   49. phredbird Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5752049)

oh ffs.

that was a fair ball? really?
   50. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5752050)
And moments after Gyrko grounds into an inning-ending double play, so does Heyward.

That's enough for me. I appreciate Moses' optimism that this team can score a run tonight, let alone five.
   51. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:23 PM (#5752052)
Ask your doctor if Brebbia is right for you.
   52. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:31 PM (#5752055)
that was a fair ball? really?

\Looked foul in real time, looked foul on replay.

Gyorko has really been weak lately with runners on---I feel like he's had a half dozen chances for a big hit in the last few games and has failed every time...

Cardinals have so many streaky hitters---Gyorko, Carpenter, Ozuna, DeJong, Martinez---and none of them are streaking the right way right now. Ozuna has had a couple big hits---notably the 3-run homer last night---but has mostly looked off balance, taking strikes and swinging at balls.
   53. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:41 PM (#5752060)
Good lord, I'm tired of the Vince Velasquez Experience. He gave up 6 runs with 2 outs in the 3rd and 4th innings. He just falls apart every game -- maybe he should just go the bullpen and throw as hard as he can for 15-20 pitches.
   54. Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5752064)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
Dave Martinez with a very smart answer when asked if there was a chance he would have taken out Max Scherzer before he hit 300 strikeouts tonight: “I value my life.”
   55. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5752065)
Matt Carpenter just got tossed from the game in a total umpshow. 3-run game in the 7th inning, as he’s walking back to the dugout. UGH.
   56. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5752066)
What a HORRIBLE called strike 3 on Carpenter! Not only a couple inches over the top edge of the zone---a ridiculous high strike if called---but also it was a ball's width outside---in no way ever is that pitch a called strike.

Carpenter ##### up, though, getting tossed in the 7th inning while down a couple runs a must-win game.
   57. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM (#5752067)
DeJong---or somebody---really needs to come through with the RISP
   58. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:01 PM (#5752068)
And DeJong can't put the ball in play, whiffs with the runner on 3rd for the second out.
   59. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:03 PM (#5752070)
Cardinals have had boatloads of runners on base---RISP, even---the last couple innings and just can't get the big hit...
   60. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5752071)
My optimism can only stand so much, and Bryant - even this reduced version - leaving after a hbp on his hand/wrist is damn near the last straw.
   61. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5752072)
Gyorko up, again with the bases loaded ...
   62. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5752073)
Gyorko's stranded 8 runners tonight...
   63. phredbird Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5752074)

what a revolting development ...
   64. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5752075)
My optimism can only stand so much, and Bryant - even this reduced version - leaving after a hbp on his hand/wrist is damn near the last straw.


Like I said earlier, it's pretty incredible that they've gotten where they are with really only one standout season (Baez) and a lot of their key guys underperforming; to say nothing of the various injuries.

But man, this entire month has felt like an inevitable slide that finds the Cubs having to fight for their playoff lives next Tuesday.
   65. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5752076)
Also, it wouldn't matter if the Cubs were handling their business, but god damn do I hate the Cardinals.
   66. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5752077)
How many pitches has Ben Zobrist seen tonight? Four?
   67. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5752078)
Brewers putting the Cardinals to bed. Tucking in the blanket, singing a lullaby, "your day is done, go to sleep". Then they're going to go downstairs and keep partying.
   68. phredbird Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:19 PM (#5752080)

brett cecil coming in to pitch as if things aren't bad enough.

WELCOME TO THE SH1T SHOW UMP SHOW END OF THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2018 SEASON, BROUGHT TO YOU BY BUDWEISER, PEANUT BUTTER PRETZELS AND NUTELLA WITH A SHOT OF BULLEIT RYE ON THE SIDE WITH MOVIES UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT WEST COAST TIME AND PEPTO BISMOL.

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD BASE BALL
   69. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:20 PM (#5752081)
Cubs can't even make it interesting. 1 run in this series and that came from Cole Hamels.
   70. salvomania Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:35 PM (#5752085)
Brewers have scored 11 runs this game in four innings in which they had two outs and nobody on to start the inning.
   71. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:35 PM (#5752086)
Cubs look like they've completely given up.
   72. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 25, 2018 at 11:46 PM (#5752091)
This has become my favorite part of Cub games in September: Making a mid-inning pitching change late in a blowout game.
   73. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:33 AM (#5752104)
Rare blown Save by Blake Treinen sends A's @ Mariners into extra innings tied at 8. Perhaps Cano & Company can provide a little help to the Pinstriped Heroes
   74. Bote Man Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:36 AM (#5752105)
Rare blown Save by Blake Treinen

Blown saves weren't rare when he pitched for the Nationals. Amazing transformation after his trade. AMAZING!
   75. KJOK Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:45 AM (#5752109)
So apparently the NL could end up in a 6 way tie now, with 6 teams at 91 wins. Please happen....

   76. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:54 AM (#5752110)
So apparently the NL could end up in a 6 way tie now, with 6 teams at 91 wins. Please happen....

Ooh, will there be coin flips?
   77. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2018 at 02:03 AM (#5752111)
18 pitchers by A's & Mariners combined tonight. Glad I tuned in late.
   78. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2018 at 02:09 AM (#5752112)
Chris Herrmann HR wins for Mariners in 11th. First A's loss this year when leading after 7 innings.
   79. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 26, 2018 at 08:14 AM (#5752133)
That has to hurt the A's. To get the HFA in the WC game they'll now have to win their last 4 games while the Yankees lose 4 of their last 5, or win 3 of 4 while the Yanks go winless for the rest of the season.

Looks like the key play of the game was that Chapman error with 2 outs in the 9th that set up the game tying hit. Miguel Andujar can sympathize.

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