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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

OMNICHATTER 4-29

Full slate of 15 games, including Cano’s return to Yankee Stadium and a start by JOSE FERNANDEZ.

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   1. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:10 AM (#4696445)
Pirates (10-16) @ Orioles (12-12), 7:05pm
PIT: Charlie Morton (#50, 30, RHP, 0-3, 4.35)
BAL: Chris Tillman (#30, 26, RHP, 3-1, 3.38)

Mariners (10-14) @ Yankees (15-10), 7:05pm
SEA: Chris Young (#53, 35, RHP, 0-0, 3.50)
NYY: CC Sabathia (#52, 33, LHP, 3-2, 4.78)

Mets (14-11) @ Phillies (13-12), 7:05pm
NYM: Jon Niese (#49, 27, LHP, 1-2, 2.45)
PHI: Cole Hamels (#35, 30, LHP, 0-1, 3.00)

Braves (17-7) @ Marlins (11-14), 7:10pm
ATL: Alex Wood (#40, 23, LHP, 2-3, 1.54)
MIA: Jose Fernandez (#16, 21, RHP, 3-1, 1.99)


Game Notes: this is a rematch of last week's 24 K tilt between these two.


Cubs (8-16) @ Reds (11-14), 7:10pm
CHC: Jeff Samardzija (#29, 29, RHP, 0-2, 1.53)
CIN: Alfredo Simon (#31, 33, RHP, 3-1, 1.30)


Game Notes: Two sub-2 ERAs again here.


Rays (11-15) @ Red Sox (12-14), 7:10pm
TBR: Erik Bedard (#40, 35, LHP, 0-1, 7.45)
BOS: John Lackey (#41, 35, RHP, 3-2, 4.22)

Athletics (16-10) @ Rangers (15-11), 8:05pm
OAK: Scott Kazmir (#26, 30, LHP, 3-0, 1.62)
TEX: Martin Perez (#33, 23, LHP, 4-0, 1.42)


Game Notes: a third matchup of sub-2 ERA starters.

Tigers (12-9) @ White Sox (14-13), 8:10pm
DET: Justin Verlander (#35, 31, RHP, 3-1, 2.18)
CHW: Jose Quintana (#62, 25, LHP, 1-2, 3.90)

Dodgers (14-12) @ Twins (12-11), 8:10pm
LAD: Zack Greinke (#21, 30, RHP, 4-0, 2.45)
MIN: Kyle Gibson (#44, 26, RHP, 3-1, 3.63)

Blue Jays (12-13) @ Royals (12-12), 8:10pm
TOR: Dustin McGowan (#29, 32, RHP, 1-1, 6.88)
KCR: Jason Vargas (#51, 31, LHP, 2-0, 1.54)

Nationals (14-12) @ Astros (9-17), 8:10pm
WSN: Gio Gonzalez (#47, 28, LHP, 3-1, 3.00)
HOU: Jarred Cosart (#48, 24, RHP, 1-2, 6.12)

Brewers (19-7) @ Cardinals (14-13), 8:15pm
MIL: Kyle Lohse (#26, 35, RHP, 4-1, 2.38)
STL: Lance Lynn (#31, 27, RHP, 4-1, 3.30)

Rockies (15-12) @ D'backs (8-21), 9:40pm
COL: Tyler Chatwood (#27, 24, RHP, 1-0, 4.26)
ARI: Mike Bolsinger (#49, 26, RHP, 1-1, 5.27)

Indians (11-15) @ Angels (12-13), 10:05pm
CLE: Corey Kluber (#28, 28, RHP, 2-2, 3.90)
LAA: Jered Weaver (#36, 31, RHP, 1-2, 4.11)

Padres (13-14) @ Giants (15-11), 10:15pm
SDP: Eric Stults (#53, 34, LHP, 1-2, 4.15)
SFG: Matt Cain (#18, 29, RHP, 0-3, 4.35)

We're at a point where any ERA over 2.50 seems pedestrian...
   2. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4696554)
They'll be lucky to play any games in the Northeast for the next few days. I just hope they don't try pulling that #### of starting the games at 10:00, but I wouldn't put it past them.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4696555)
They'll be lucky to get in any games in the Northeast for the next few days. Or what we might get are those 7:05 games that start around 10:00, and then with three rain delays wind up around 3:00 in the morning.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4696591)
They'll be lucky to play any games in the Northeast for the next few days. I fear the possibility that they'll start games at 10:00 local time.
   5. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM (#4696597)
How's the weather in the northeast guys?
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM (#4696599)
They should be able to get the Fenway game in tonight, but dicey for tomorrow and thursday.
   7. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4696603)
Athletics (16-10) @ Rangers (15-11), 8:05pm
OAK: Scott Kazmir (#26, 30, LHP, 3-0, 1.62)
TEX: Martin Perez (#33, 23, LHP, 4-0, 1.42)


Looks like I get to see a high-powered pitching matchup. Hope it works better for the Rangers than the Gray/Darvish pairing last night, which was one-sided.

EDIT: Weather is gorgeous in Texas, BTW, come on down and let's play three or four here.
   8. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4696605)
We're at a point where any ERA over 2.50 seems pedestrian...


The NL's league ERA is 3.48. By comparison, Roger Clemens won a Cy Young Award with an ERA of 3.51. In the AL, the league ERA is a much more usual 4.11
   9. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM (#4696620)
Awful weather in Minneapolis now--low 30s, with a gross snowy/freezing rain mix falling down. I'm showing a game-time temperature of 36 tonight. Will not be fun!
   10. DKDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 12:51 PM (#4696665)
Manny Machado is being activated today, which is awesome, even if the game is rained out.

It does feel a bit rushed, though. Even though he had 8 hits – 5 for extra bases - in his three game rehab at single A, I’d have liked to see him have more time in the field and face some AA or AAA pitching.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4696700)
The NL's league ERA is 3.48. By comparison, Roger Clemens won a Cy Young Award with an ERA of 3.51. In the AL, the league ERA is a much more usual 4.11


Isn't historically the difference between AL / NL post DH era around .5-.7 era?
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4696712)
Was planning my first trip to Camden Yards tonight. Looks like it might turn into a dinner party.
   13. madvillain Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4696719)
Awful weather in Minneapolis now--low 30s, with a gross snowy/freezing rain mix falling down. I'm showing a game-time temperature of 36 tonight. Will not be fun!


It's been brutal in Chicago from what I can tell. Windy, rainy, cold. Hey, here in the beautiful PNW it's 70 and sunny. The rest of the week is going to be even warmer. This is, ironically enough, one year to the date (last week of April / 1st of May) when Seattle had the highest temps in the country for a few days, which is incredibly rare. It might happen again this week, as it's supposed to be 81 on Thursday.

This is now my 4th spring in Seattle and I'm batting 2/4 on nice springs. The last two have been good, the first two were brutal. The PNW is beautiful, but good luck explaining that to tourists when it's 55 and rainy at the middle and end of May.

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Good matchup in Chicago tonight as Verlander tries to stymie MLB's best offense, the Chicago White Sox. MLB's best offense, the Chicago White Sox. Man I like the ring of that. Dunn nailed it last night, when your scoring runs and losing it's better, when your scoring runs and winning, it's the best. Give me a mediocre team that scores 850 and gives up 830 over one that scores 680 and gives up 660 any day of the week. The Sox scored 598 runs last year. They have scored 150 this year through 16% of the season. You can do the math, it's exciting.
   14. SoCalDemon Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:47 PM (#4696724)
From 1973 to 2013, the AL scored .28 R/G more than the NL. This year the AL is scoring .55 R/G more, the highest difference since 1996 (.71). The only other year with a greater difference was 1994 (.61). No year since 1997 has been above .41. Last year, the AL scored .25 R/G more. This year the AL is scoring 4.47 R/G, up from 4.29, while the NL is scoring 3.92 R/G. down from 4.04.
   15. TerpNats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 01:49 PM (#4696727)
The games in Philly, Boston and the South Side of Chi aren't all that problematic; they can be called off and rescheduled later in the year, since all are within-division matchups. The other games in the Northeast Corridor and Midwest are trickier. Could see plenty of day-night doubleheaders Thursday.

Also, the Dodgers' game at Minnesota will be their first without Vin Scully this season. Who'll man the booth on SportsNet LA?
   16. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 29, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4696855)
15-- if they have any sense, a meteorologist.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 29, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4696873)
Looks like bad weather in the northeast tonight, but hopefully they'll get started by 10:00 or so, and with a rain delay or two, I could be entertained until 3:00AM. Good deal!

Twins have already postponed their game.
   18. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 29, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4696898)
Fredi Gonzalez has apparently decided to rest his hopes for tonight's game on an Alex Wood no-hitter, as Johnson, Uggla and the Uptons are sitting this one out (after an off day). Pena at third, Doumit in left, Schafer in center and Pastornicky at second.

I've been agitating for more playing time for Pastornicky, but that's a tough assignment.
   19. bfan Posted: April 29, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4696932)
as Johnson, Uggla and the Uptons are sitting this one out (after an off day)


I think Uggla and Johnson struck out in every AB against Fernandez, last time; might as well try something else, as he seems to own RH batters (at least Braves' RH batters).
   20. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 29, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4696934)
I think Uggla and Johnson struck out in every AB against Fernandez, last time; might as well try something else, as he seems to own RH batters (at least Braves' RH batters).


Sure, and it's hard to get too worked up over an Uggla benching. Still, I'd probably want my red hot, .330/.406/.625-hitting left fielder in the game against Fernandez, poor recent results notwithstanding.
   21. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4696941)
Awful weather in Minneapolis now--low 30s, with a gross snowy/freezing rain mix falling down. I'm showing a game-time temperature of 36 tonight. Will not be fun!

If this is "global warming", I don't want to know what the hell the ice age is going to be like.
   22. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4696986)
the brewers lineup this evening

the only full-time starters in the lineup are gomez and khris davis

and there is no bench other than lucroy. everybody else is hurt.

so, good luck fellas..................

CF Gomez
RF Herrera
2B Gennett
LF Davis
1B Overbay
3B Reynolds
SS Bianchi
C Maldonado
P Lohse
   23. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4697005)
Fredi Gonzalez has apparently decided to rest his hopes for tonight's game on an Alex Wood no-hitter, as Johnson, Uggla and the Uptons are sitting this one out (after an off day). Pena at third, Doumit in left, Schafer in center and Pastornicky at second.


Dan Uggla, 2014: 209/.258/.314 (572)

Vs Jose Fernandez last time out:

BJ Upton 0-4, GDP
Justin Upton 0-3, 3K
Chris Johnson 1-3, 1K
Dan Uggla 0-3, 3K

Fredi is obviously trying to stack the lineup with LHB, giving three guys who were dominated by Wood last time out the night off. Johnson at least got a single last time out, but he's been scuffling bad recently. I wonder if Laird will play instead of Gattis (0-3, 3K last time.) Fredi might be trying to dink Fernandez as the power hitters did #### against him last week.
   24. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4697029)
If this is "global warming", I don't want to know what the hell the ice age is going to be like.
It's 96° where I live. Global Warming proven!
   25. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 29, 2014 at 06:20 PM (#4697033)
If this is "global warming", I don't want to know what the hell the ice age is going to be like.



http://xkcd.com/1321/
   26. Chris Fluit Posted: April 29, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4697039)
Pirates-Orioles game is officially postponed to Thursday, May 1.
   27. madvillain Posted: April 29, 2014 at 06:58 PM (#4697050)
It's 96° where I live. Global Warming proven!


It's 75 in Seattle, nearly 15 degrees above our historical average, DOUBLE PROVEN!!!!!

Seriously though, "arctic oscillation", Google it folks.
   28. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 07:34 PM (#4697060)
I don't need Google. I have my ideology to keep me warm. ... oh, wait, that's not me.
   29. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4697065)
This is why I watch Billy Hamilton PAs. A walk is a triple.
   30. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 07:51 PM (#4697068)
Dunno about y'all, but it's 68° in Arlington, blue skies. Great weather for baseball, it's like Global Perfection :)
   31. Baldrick Posted: April 29, 2014 at 07:51 PM (#4697069)
The walks to Hamilton and Votto both looked like they had multiple pitches that were in the zone. And now a 'hit' that was a weak ground ball to the first baseman. Samardzija just can't catch a break.

Of course, the outs were hit pretty solidly, so maybe it all just comes out in the wash.
   32. madvillain Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4697077)
This is why I watch Billy Hamilton PAs. A walk is a triple.


Might have to watch quite a few ABs before he gets on!
   33. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:13 PM (#4697078)
Whoa, this guy Cosart throws pretty hard.

But not hard enough for the WereWerth!!
   34. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:19 PM (#4697084)
Derek Norris pounds a pitch to LCF & drives in 2 in top of first, A's break on top:(
   35. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:24 PM (#4697085)
Never mind, he's the DH today.
   36. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4697088)
I grow tired of Jose Fernandez's ####.
   37. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4697095)
A's 3, Rangers 0 in second. This is deja vu.
   38. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4697096)
Prince Fielder grounds to the 3B playing SS sigh.
   39. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4697098)
Through 2, Scott Kazmir pitching a PERFECT GAME JINX JINX JINX
   40. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4697099)
Is it safe to say Schoop keeps his starting spot when Machado gets back? Flaherty and Lombardozzi/Crabardozzi to the bench?
   41. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4697100)
Phillies starting 1+ hour late in a drizzle. Overnight through tomorrow we're supposed to see 3-4" of rain, so they will be pushing this to the limit.
   42. TerpNats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4697104)
#41: The Mets make two more visits to Philly this season, so perhaps one of the games will be rescheduled.

Roof open in Houston tonight; Nats have added another run.
   43. Willie Mayspedester Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:06 PM (#4697109)
Holy shnikees Gentry is fast (last inning).
   44. Willie Mayspedester Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4697111)
What's Schoop's walk up song?
   45. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4697113)
I think we can all agree that Miami should be nuked.
   46. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4697114)
Wow. In over 30 years of watching this game, I don't think I've ever seen a guy play the ball off the wall like that before.
   47. Willie Mayspedester Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4697120)
You are older than 13???
   48. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4697121)
Gentry just struck out, but yes, I love the guy. Think the Rangers got good value for him in Choice, though.
   49. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4697131)
F*ck off, scumbag.
   50. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4697134)
Prince just sliced a foul 10 seats from where I'm sitting in the 2nd deck - & then flied out harmlessly to lower his BA to .196. Alex Rios compensates with an RBI double ...
   51. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4697136)
the brewers first base platoon is quietly effective to date
   52. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4697139)
prince is historically a slow starter

but i don't like what i see in his approach

i am concerned he may be on the slow road to nowhere
   53. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4697143)
Would be nice if Lance Lynn had something besides a fastball.
   54. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4697144)
kyle lohse with a 2-run single to tie the game
   55. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:39 PM (#4697145)
Agh, Choice just dropped a fly ball at the wall that the TEX scorer charitably ruled a double for Josh Donaldson.
   56. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:40 PM (#4697146)
I haven't seen him this year, but to go from . 981 and .940 to .819 and now .643 OPS is pretty ugly. I would have thought going to hit in Arlington would help, but it hasn't yet.
   57. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4697148)
la

again, prince has often started slow.

but in his effort to make more contact he looks 'off'
   58. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4697157)
khris davis has 1 walk and 32 strikeouts

um, that's a concern
   59. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4697158)
I'm watching the M's and Yankees on MLB Network. Bob Costas, with no warning, asked John Smoltz how his play-by-play was. Smoltz said fine. Costas then said, "I'll be back" and promptly left the booth. What's going on?
   60. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:55 PM (#4697159)
Brandon Moss drives in a run with a base on balls, Josh Reddick 2 RBI single, A's up 8-1.
   61. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 29, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4697161)
Harvey, I see where the sale of Klement Sausage Co. is likely to happen soon. Fighting amongst the bros. on which bid to take.
   62. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4697163)
I guess Costas had to go to the men's room. How often does a broadcaster announce he's leaving the booth in the middle of the action like that? I don't recall it happening very often, but I don't pay much attention to the broadcasters either.
   63. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4697167)
Rangers challenge a call. Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m’effraie.
   64. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4697169)
Cole Hamels done for the night. 4.2 IP, 6 R (and leaves with 2 on), 8 hits, 5 BB, 1 HBP. 106 pitches including 60 in the 4th and 5th. Ugh. Against the vaunted Mets lineup.

EDIT: and walked Niese with the bases loaded.
   65. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM (#4697173)
Prince clangs an RBI single the other way off Donaldson's glove! OAK 9, TEX 3.
   66. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4697179)
gomez hits a nothing pitch out to give the crew a 4-3 lead

which given the brewers lineup tonight is pretty astounding
   67. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4697183)
Alright LaRoche!!
   68. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4697185)
and will smith gives the lead up

rats
   69. TerpNats Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4697186)
Joey, also credit Werth's savvy baserunning for tying the game.
   70. Dan Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4697188)
I'm watching the M's and Yankees on MLB Network. Bob Costas, with no warning, asked John Smoltz how his play-by-play was. Smoltz said fine. Costas then said, "I'll be back" and promptly left the booth. What's going on?


Sounds like an urgent call to the men's room.
   71. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4697189)
It was indeed a Bathroom break.
   72. BDC Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4697190)
Are we sure Costas wasn't simply experiencing existential nausea? Happens to me often enough at the ballgame.
   73. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4697191)
Indeed. Werth and LaRoche are basically carrying this team on their backs right now.
   74. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4697193)
Scout: Mike Bolsinger has thrown 73 pitches but has plenty left in the tank, with his fastball sitting at 87 over the past 10 pitches.


Two pitches after the Scout brags about Bolsinger's 87-mph fastball, Troy Tulowitzki smacks one for a two-run homer to put the Rockies up over Arizona 4-3.
   75. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4697194)
brewers bullpen era is 1.01

that is...................crazy
   76. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4697196)
Trout intentionally walked to face Pujols with the bases loaded. Dum-dum duuuuuummmmmm.
   77. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM (#4697198)
another extra inning game

the brewers bullpen is going to be spent by mid-may even with the starters giving the team a solid 6-7 innings almost each outing
   78. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4697199)
So, you think that's gonna drive their ERA up to somewhere around 1.50?
   79. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:24 PM (#4697200)
LaRoche comes up big again!
   80. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4697201)
Everybody who hasn't seen it should click on this link to watch Jose Fernandez pull off a delightfully intelligent defensive baseball move.
   81. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4697206)
You know, for a guy with a 0.00 ERA, Rafael Soriano sure does look like a terrible relief pitcher.
   82. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM (#4697208)
Soriano has now walked the Houston Astros' #8 and #9 hitters on NINE TOTAL PITCHES. In a one run game. In the ninth. With two out.

This contract can't end soon enough. Jose Altuve will probably make the Nationals pay right here...

EDIT: McLouth bails out Soriano by flagging down a hit to deep right field. A few feet away from a three-run home run. It's the Todd Jones Experience all over again.
   83. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4697209)
i don't know if this is just a hot streak or tyler thornburg has taken a step up in his performance but the lad is throwing a legit 94ish coupled with a harsh curveball
   84. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4697212)
Everybody untuck; it's another Curly W in the books!
   85. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4697213)
Khris Davis...I still can't decide whether he's destined to be replacement-level or whether he has the chance to develop into a solid corner OF.
   86. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM (#4697215)
Lyle Overbay bloops his way to a hit! The ball squirts off Mark Ellis' glove and suddenly the Brewers are up a run in the 11th inning with nobody out.
   87. Moe Greene Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM (#4697216)
It was indeed a Bathroom break.

I watched the video at that link. What's the deal with the video quality? It looks like it's running at 120 frames per second or something. Looks very odd.
   88. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4697217)
khris davis doubles and lyle overbay, after a horrible sac bunt attempt a pitch earlier, singles up the middle to give the brewers a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th
   89. salvomania Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4697218)
i don't know if this is just a hot streak or tyler thornburg has taken a step up in his performance but the lad is throwing a legit 94ish coupled with a harsh curveball

Seems like the entire Brewers' pen throws consistent strikes with fastballs and off-speed stuff...
   90. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4697219)
eso

he's pressing so he has widened his strike zone AND he's pull happy

he needs to relax

he can hit

if he relaxes
   91. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4697220)
Arizona loads the bases with no one out in the bottom of the sixth. Owings (not Micah) forces a guy at the plate. Kieschnick (not Brooks) strikes out. The real Tony Campana grounds out. Rockies still up 4-3.
   92. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM (#4697221)
Nine LOB in five innings. For all the hits the Angels get, they sure don't do a lot of scoring.
   93. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4697222)
Brewers look like they have the magic pixie dust this year.
   94. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM (#4697224)
Everyone who thought that K-Rod would be closing games for the best team in baseball in 2014 raise your hands.
   95. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM (#4697225)
Whoa. So the Angels get a call reversed on replay, and then take advantage, plating two more.
   96. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4697227)
salvo

the brewers have stopped walking hitters. it's startling
   97. salvomania Posted: April 30, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4697231)
Birds blew the game in the 7th on the Craig triple... the Brewers' RF, after chasing down the ball in the corner, did an Ibanezesque throw that hit the turf about 20 feet away, towards foul territory on the 1st base side... but Craig, representing the go-ahead run with two outs, just stopped at third, oblivious.

The Brewers' announcer says, "If Craig had seen that he could've scored," and I'm thinking, isn't that why we have a third-base coach?

His failure to score doomed the team against the tough Brewers pen.

Cardinals also struck out 17 times in the game, including Matt Carpenter 3 times. He's now struck out 28 times in 106 ab; last year he struck out 98 times in 616 ab.
   98. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: April 30, 2014 at 12:17 AM (#4697246)
That Owing catch in foul territory- very nice. Dead sprint all the way.
   99. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 30, 2014 at 12:46 AM (#4697263)
Angel bullpen in the middle of another epic collapse.

EDIT: Lead still intact, bullpen allows "only" two runs despite loading the bases with no outs.

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