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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
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   1. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM (#4703986)
HOW WILL THE--ahhh, I got nothin' after last night!
   2. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. 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. Good cripple hitter 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 Dozier 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 Dozier 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. boteman is not here 'til October 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. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant 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. Los Angeles El 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. Los Angeles El 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. Los Angeles El 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. Los Angeles El 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. Los Angeles El 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 Dozier Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4704165)
Greinke has made 19 straight starts of allowing 2 runs or fewer.
   18. Davo Dozier 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 Dozier Posted: May 10, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4704179)
19--take it to the Darvish thread!
   21. Davo Dozier 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. Los Angeles El 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. boteman is not here 'til October 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 Is A Golden Spider Duck 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. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip 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?

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