Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, May 10, 2014

OMNICHATTER 5-10-2014

The OMNICHATTER knows if that ball was a hit or error, for the OMNICHATTER knows all. That’s why it’s OMNI. Except for when somebody forgets to put it up in the first place.

Gamingboy Posted: May 10, 2014 at 12:14 AM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: omnichatter

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bote Man Posted: May 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM (#4703986)
HOW WILL THE--ahhh, I got nothin' after last night!
   2. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM (#4703990)
On the days where there seems to be no OMNICHATTER, OMNICHATTER is simply testing your faith.

Angels (17-17) @ Blue Jays (18-18), 1:07pm
LAA: Tyler Skaggs (#45, 22, LHP, 2-1, 4.54)
TOR: J.A. Happ (#48, 31, LHP, 1-0, 1.93)

Did J.A. Happ learn how to pitch, or is he just having another one of those fluke seasons like his debut in Philly?


Twins (16-18) @ Tigers (20-11), 1:08pm
MIN: Kyle Gibson (#44, 26, RHP, 3-2, 3.50)
DET: Max Scherzer (#37, 29, RHP, 4-1, 1.72)

Giants (23-13) @ Dodgers (19-18), 4:10pm
SFG: Matt Cain (#18, 29, RHP, 0-3, 4.35)
LAD: Zack Greinke (#21, 30, RHP, 5-1, 2.35)

Astros (11-25) @ Orioles (19-14), 7:05pm
HOU: Collin McHugh (#31, 27, RHP, 2-1, 2.79)
BAL: Miguel Gonzalez (#50, 30, RHP, 1-3, 5.28)

Indians (17-19) @ Rays (15-21), 7:10pm
CLE: Zach McAllister (#34, 26, RHP, 3-2, 3.18)
TBR: Erik Bedard (#40, 35, LHP, 1-1, 4.35)

D'backs (13-25) @ White Sox (19-18), 7:10pm
ARI: Wade Miley (#36, 27, LHP, 2-3, 5.14)
CHW: Jose Quintana (#62, 25, LHP, 1-2, 3.56)

Cardinals (18-18) @ Pirates (15-20), 7:05pm
STL: Lance Lynn (#31, 27, RHP, 4-1, 3.51)
PIT: Edinson Volquez (#36, 30, RHP, 1-3, 4.19)

Cubs (12-22) @ Braves (19-15), 7:10pm
CHC: Jeff Samardzija (#29, 29, RHP, 0-3, 1.62)
ATL: Ervin Santana (#30, 31, RHP, 3-0, 2.41)

Once again the Cubs-Braves are your OMNICHATTER Matchup Of The Day. If your fantasy league counts Ks you might want to make sure The Unspellable Serbian Mullet is in your starting ro tonight.


Rockies (22-16) @ Reds (16-18), 7:10pm
COL: Jordan Lyles (#24, 23, RHP, 4-0, 2.62)
CIN: Alfredo Simon (#31, 33, RHP, 4-1, 1.99)

Another by-the-numbers contender for matchup of the day. Alfredo Simon apparently won the WTF Tournament against Aaron Harang.


Yankees (19-15) @ Brewers (22-14), 7:10pm
NYY: CC Sabathia (#52, 33, LHP, 3-4, 5.75)
MIL: Kyle Lohse (#26, 35, RHP, 4-1, 2.72)

Phillies (16-18) @ Mets (16-18), 7:10pm
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (#38, 29, RHP, 0-3, 3.58)
NYM: Dillon Gee (#35, 28, RHP, 3-1, 2.51)

Red Sox (17-18) @ Rangers (19-17), 8:05pm
BOS: Jon Lester (#31, 30, LHP, 3-4, 2.59)
TEX: Martin Perez (#33, 23, LHP, 4-2, 3.59)

Marlins (20-16) @ Padres (16-21), 8:40pm
MIA: Nathan Eovaldi (#24, 24, RHP, 2-1, 2.78)
SDP: Eric Stults (#53, 34, LHP, 1-3, 5.40)

Nationals (19-16) @ Athletics (21-15), 9:05pm
WSN: Tanner Roark (#57, 27, RHP, 2-1, 4.17)
OAK: Sonny Gray (#54, 24, RHP, 4-1, 1.91)

Keep up the good work, Sonny Boy.


Royals (17-18) @ Mariners (18-17), 9:10pm
KCR: Yordano Ventura (#30, 23, RHP, 2-1, 2.00)
SEA: Chris Young (#53, 35, RHP, 2-0, 3.03)

I had never heard of Yordano Ventura until this morning.
   3. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4704001)
Did J.A. Happ learn how to pitch, or is he just having another one of those fluke seasons like his debut in Philly?


That ERA is based on only 9 innings (1 start, 3 relief appearances) and he's walked 9 batters. Might want to hold off on the revival talk.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4704050)
It's impressive to see that Sabathia and Lester both have seven decisions already. Brian Kenny can go to h*ll.
   5. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4704055)
Bottom 5 of the Twins' lineup today:

5. Chris Parmelee (L) RF
6. Eduardo Nunez (R) LF
7. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
8. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
9. Danny Santana (S) SS

Max Scherzer must be like 2.5-to-1 to throw a no-hitter today.
   6. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4704060)
Well, Chris Parmelee broke it up in the 2nd inning. Damn him!
   7. frannyzoo Posted: May 10, 2014 at 01:43 PM (#4704066)
I bit on the 1/2 price mlb.tv offer. A tad early in the Exhibition ("Regular") season for me, but the price was nice. Not so nice is the hanging at 33% problem. It does load, but takes minutes after spinning and spinning and spinning at 33%.

I see others are having the problem. Does anyone here have a fix for this? I see problems but no answers at the mlb.tv forums. I've tried all browsers with same result, updated Flash, etc.

Meanwhile, the Twins' fielding is really good comedy today.
   8. Bote Man Posted: May 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4704071)
The fix is in, or at least it might be. MLB.tv distributes its video via the Level 3 network which is a big player. But the bottleneck apparently occurs where they meet their peers, such as Comcast and Verizon. So while you might have unobstructed bandwidth on your end, Comcast and their ilk can't be bothered to provide sufficient connectivity with other providers, so when there's more demand at the edges than supply you'll get nothing and like it. A big wig with Level 3 just posted an open letter about this very problem, coincidentally.

This is all wrapped up in the "net neutrality" debate/debacle. If that's what is causing the problem you and I experience, there is little we as individuals can do about it.
   9. madvillain Posted: May 10, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4704102)
Re the net neutrality stuff - it's bad news for consumers and with monopolies like comcast involved well it doesn't bode well unless congress can see the big picture and not fall to their lobby.

Tl;dr we are boned.
   10. Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day Posted: May 10, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4704110)
frannyzoo

Where did you get a 1/2 price mlb.tv offer? I'm a current monthly subscriber and haven't seen anything about this.

EDIT: I just found it was for former subscribers. THOSE DICKS AT MLB.TV have given us crappy service for the first month and no discount to speak of. This is such garbage.
   11. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4704124)
EDIT: I just found it was for former subscribers. THOSE DICKS AT MLB.TV have given us crappy service for the first month and no discount to speak of. This is such garbage.
I'm told the best way to deal with MLB.tv is to cancel your subscription after every season, just so you get these deals for the next season.
   12. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4704125)
Also, C.J. Cron is kind of winning me over right now, and I'd like to welcome everyone to the Tyler Skaggs bandwagon. I'm driving, and there's plenty of room in the back.
   13. frannyzoo Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4704148)
James: Sorry about the screw job. I wondered who did and didn't receive that email. Boteman, thanks for the bad news.

Scherzer was a huffing and a puffing through it today.
   14. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4704159)
Angels with a 5-1 lead, bring in the bullpen. One run in, tying run up to bat. Same damn story every damn day.
   15. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4704160)
Two runs in, WINNING run up to bat. Please, please, please not again.
   16. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4704163)
Double-play ends the game. GOOD GOD. Never a dull moment, but Angels back over .500 again.
   17. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4704165)
Greinke has made 19 straight starts of allowing 2 runs or fewer.
   18. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4704170)
Seriously, what are those things that look like bright neon green iPod headphones Puig wears around his neck?
   19. SOLockwood Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:50 PM (#4704177)
So it can be called a Fielder's Choice when there's never actually a throw to third base?
   20. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4704179)
19--take it to the Darvish thread!
   21. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4704180)
What a ####### cannon by Yasiel Puig. My God!
   22. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 10, 2014 at 05:22 PM (#4704189)
[21] Looking at the box score now... I don't see any outfield assists.
   23. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 10, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4704191)
It wasn't an assist, it was the throw itself. With the bases loaded, Puig caught a flyball in medium right field flatfooted, and unleashed a laserbeam back to the infield. Runners held, but the throw itself will reinforce the message: DO NOT RUN ON YASIEL PUIG.
   24. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 10, 2014 at 08:03 PM (#4704246)
Another by-the-numbers contender for matchup of the day. Alfredo Simon apparently won the WTF Tournament against Aaron Harang.


Simon says: Rockies with three homers off of him in the first three innings, now up 5-1.
   25. AndrewJ Posted: May 10, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4704254)
Rollins puts the Phils back on top with his fourth home run of 2014. He had six homers all of 2013.
   26. Bote Man Posted: May 10, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4704270)
Danny Espinosa and his meatloaf shoulder just smoked a Sonny Gray pitch very much. Even Two True Outcomes just got a false outcome base hit. Go figure.
   27. CFBF Rides The Zombie Ice Dragon Posted: May 10, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4704274)
Justin Upton collided with Anthony Rizzo while making the put-out on a rundown (yes, really) and was left holding his back, then got hit in the hip/lower back by Jeff Samaramorinth. Understandably left the game.
   28. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM (#4704276)
Houston scores two runs in the top of the 9th to go ahead by a run, and then a downpour halts the game before the O's come to bat. The announcers said that heavy rain is predicted for the next four hours.

Am I right to assume that if they can't resume play tonight, the game will pick up in the bottom of the ninth tomorrow, before the start of tomorrow's game?

Used to be that in a case like this the score would revert to the bottom of the 8th and the O's would win, but that's not the case any more, is it?
   29. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 10, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4704287)
No reversion, just a suspended game, but there was a report that they will resume shortly, so maybe the initial report was wrong. Or the later one.
   30. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4704289)
What a ####### cannon by Yasiel Puig. My God!


What a disgrace to the game!
   31. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4704294)
Josh Donaldson IS your 2014 AL MVP.
   32. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4704296)
John Jaso hits a 2-out double off the top of the wall to win it for the A's in the bottom of the 10th!
   33. Brian White Posted: May 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM (#4704299)
Josh Donaldson IS your 2014 AL MVP.


Looking at the replay, it looked like the Nats were set to gun down Lowrie at the plate, and Soriano cut off the throw for no damn reason.
   34. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 11, 2014 at 12:32 AM (#4704301)
I think that is exactly right. The catcher sure thought Lowrie was dead.
   35. escabeche Posted: May 11, 2014 at 12:35 AM (#4704303)
How bad does Tommy Hunter have to be to lose a game?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(473 - 12:28am, Dec 16)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2021 - 12:15am, Dec 16)
Last: don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all

NewsblogOTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have 'date with a baseball bat' if he tried dating teens where I grew up
(2292 - 11:58pm, Dec 15)
Last: Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant

NewsblogCardinals trade for Marcell Ozuna of Marlins
(62 - 11:16pm, Dec 15)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-15-2017
(10 - 10:40pm, Dec 15)
Last: Der-K: downgraded to lurker

NewsblogDerek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice. - The New York Times
(96 - 8:57pm, Dec 15)
Last: fra paolo

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Mariners voting thread
(20 - 8:41pm, Dec 15)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogA's reportedly acquire OF Stephen Piscotty
(6 - 7:13pm, Dec 15)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(361 - 6:41pm, Dec 15)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogWinter Meeting Signings
(29 - 6:37pm, Dec 15)
Last: charityslave is thinking about baseball

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(347 - 5:46pm, Dec 15)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogESPN: Bob Costas wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award for broadcasting
(23 - 5:02pm, Dec 15)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogMets agree to two-year deal with Anthony Swarzak
(22 - 4:52pm, Dec 15)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(717 - 3:52pm, Dec 15)
Last: GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag)

Sox TherapyA Container of Milk, A Loaf of Bread and a Dude Who Can Hit Home Runs
(30 - 2:39pm, Dec 15)
Last: jmurph

Page rendered in 0.2773 seconds
47 querie(s) executed