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OMNICHATTER 5-11-2014

Mother’s Day Omnichatter! Pink Bats, all along!

Gamingboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4704356)
Angels (18-17) @ Blue Jays (18-19), 1:07pm
LAA: Jered Weaver (#36, 31, RHP, 3-2, 3.48)
TOR: Drew Hutchison (#36, 23, RHP, 1-2, 4.17)

Twins (16-19) @ Tigers (21-11), 1:08pm
MIN: Sam Deduno (#21, 30, RHP, 0-2, 3.42)
DET: Robbie Ray (#38, 22, LHP, 1-0, 1.69)

Rockies (23-16) @ Reds (16-19), 1:10pm
COL: Juan Nicasio (#12, 27, RHP, 4-1, 3.89)
CIN: Homer Bailey (#34, 28, RHP, 2-2, 5.36)

Phillies (17-18) @ Mets (16-19), 1:10pm
PHI: Cole Hamels (#35, 30, LHP, 0-2, 7.02)
NYM: Jon Niese (#49, 27, LHP, 2-2, 1.82)

Cubs (12-23) @ Braves (20-15), 1:35pm
CHC: Edwin Jackson (#36, 30, RHP, 2-2, 4.57)
ATL: Aaron Harang (#34, 36, RHP, 3-3, 2.98)

Astros (11-26) @ Orioles (20-14), 1:35pm
HOU: Jarred Cosart (#48, 24, RHP, 1-3, 4.50)
BAL: Chris Tillman (#30, 26, RHP, 3-1, 3.80)

Indians (17-20) @ Rays (16-21), 1:40pm
CLE: Josh Tomlin (#43, 29, RHP, 1-0, 1.35)
TBR: Chris Archer (#22, 25, RHP, 2-1, 4.91)

D'backs (14-25) @ White Sox (19-19), 2:10pm
ARI: (#0, 2014, RHP, 0-0, undef)
CHW: Hector Noesi (#48, 27, RHP, 0-2, 8.27)

Yankees (19-16) @ Brewers (23-14), 2:10pm
NYY: David Phelps (#41, 27, RHP, 0-0, 3.18)
MIL: Matt Garza (#22, 30, RHP, 2-3, 4.93)

Red Sox (18-18) @ Rangers (19-18), 3:05pm
BOS: John Lackey (#41, 35, RHP, 4-2, 3.72)
TEX: Robbie Ross (#46, 25, LHP, 1-3, 4.74)

Nationals (19-17) @ Athletics (22-15), 4:05pm
WSN: Gio Gonzalez (#47, 28, LHP, 3-2, 2.91)
OAK: Scott Kazmir (#26, 30, LHP, 4-1, 2.64)

Everyone hates Gio Gonzalez. Even his mother.


Royals (17-19) @ Mariners (19-17), 4:10pm
KCR: Jeremy Guthrie (#11, 35, RHP, 2-2, 3.91)
SEA: Roenis Elias (#29, 25, LHP, 3-2, 3.27)

Marlins (20-17) @ Padres (17-21), 4:10pm
MIA: Henderson Alvarez (#37, 24, RHP, 2-2, 2.62)
SDP: Robbie Erlin (#41, 23, LHP, 1-4, 4.95)

Giants (23-14) @ Dodgers (20-18), 4:10pm
SFG: Tim Hudson (#17, 38, RHP, 4-2, 1.99)
LAD: Clayton Kershaw (#22, 26, LHP, 2-0, 0.66)

Your Mother's Day Sunday OMNICHATTER Matchup Of The Day, kids.


Cardinals (18-19) @ Pirates (16-20), 8:05pm
STL: Shelby Miller (#40, 23, RHP, 4-2, 3.20)
PIT: Charlie Morton (#50, 30, RHP, 0-4, 3.45)

Somewhere in flyover country some prole thinks this matchup is meaningful and important.
   2. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4704374)
CLE: Josh Tomlin (#43, 29, RHP, 1-0, 1.35)


Is this the batter to whom I am pitching???
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4704393)
A week ago, I posted that Troy Tulowitzki had lifted his slash line to .400/.500/.730. I wanted to make a note of it because I figured we'd never see numbers like that for the rest of the season.

A week later, Tulo is at .405/.503/.785.
   4. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM (#4704417)
I've been following Sabathia's peripherals since his first couple of starts. He still appears to be done, despite a 2.0/9.4 BB/K rate. After having a couple of good starts with just 1 HR allowed in the two starts, he allowed 3 more home runs yesterday, and is now allowing 2 HR/9 while allowing 11.3 H/9. You can't climb above replacement level with rates like that, and his line still looks to me like the result of a pitcher who is trying to pound the strike zone with lesser stuff leading to disastrous results.

The Yanks have two more years and $48 million left on his deal, with a third year that is guaranteed at $25 million if "he 1) does not end 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, 2) does not spend more than 45 days in 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury or 3) does not make more than six relief appearances in 2016 because of a left shoulder injury."

So potentially 3 years and $73 million left after this year, and that's after paying $23 million last year for a replacement level performance and $23 million this year for god knows what. For all the attention paid to ARod's contract, Sabathia's is in the same ballpark. But, hey, as far as we know Sabathia didn't use steroids, so it's all good.
   5. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM (#4704419)
CC wouldn't be the first guy who lost his stuff and mechanics by getting thinner.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM (#4704420)
D'backs (14-25) @ White Sox (19-19), 2:10pm
ARI: (#0, 2014, RHP, 0-0, undef)
CHW: Hector Noesi (#48, 27, RHP, 0-2, 8.27)


I like "undef"'s chances of picking up a win today.
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM (#4704433)
The Yankees made a smart move by offering Sabathia an opt-out clause in his initial contract. They made a dumb move by not letting him walk.
   8. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4704442)
Braves shuffle the lineup a bit today. Justin Upton is sitting with a back injury, while BJ is sitting with a "ha ha , fooled you guys with a few weeks of walks and infield hits" injury. Pastornicky playing and batting second, which I like. Schafer in center hitting ninth, Doumit in left, still looking for home run number 100.
   9. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4704457)
A week later, Tulo is at .405/.503/.785.

So when do the random drug tests begin???
   10. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 11, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4704473)
MILWAUKEE -- The New York Yankees have placed struggling starter CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee.
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 11, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4704483)
Mike Trout with two more strikeouts in his first two ABs today, making it 10 Ks in his last 31 ABs.
   12. Every Inge Counts Posted: May 11, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4704533)
Nice of the Tigers bullpen to waste a good Robbie Ray start....
   13. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 11, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4704538)
Really, Fredi? Playing match-ups with Luis Valbuena?
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 11, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4704541)
Trout with four Ks on the day (and an RBI double), so 12 Ks in his last 34 ABs. He looks just completely fooled by everything right now.
   15. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 11, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4704545)
Uggla contributed!
   16. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4704550)
Five runs in a game?! I believe I'm gettin' the vapors....
   17. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4704553)
no ramirez, braun or lucroy in the starting lineup today

good grief
   18. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4704561)
Angels two games over .500 for the first time in over two years! IT'S HAPPENING. (Until tomorrow.)
   19. frannyzoo Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4704563)
The Brewers f**king bunt Gomez, 1st & 2nd no outs, new reliever. F**king bunting mother...oh wait, it's Mother's Day.
   20. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4704564)
Mets take it from 4-1 to 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth. Now Bobby Abreu steps to the plate as the winning run… and Roberto Fausto Hernandez comes on in relief?!?
   21. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4704569)
Derek Norris hits his second 3-run homer of the day, A's up 7-0 over Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.
Green light on 3-0 is the new market inefficiency?

EDIT: Cespedes got a mighty hack on 3-0 earlier in the same inning, but hit a mile-high foul pop (eventually walked).
   22. frannyzoo Posted: May 11, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4704571)
The Cespedes pop-up was allowed to drop, clownshoes styles, seven feet from the plate in fair territory, then rolled foul. Then Cespedes walked and...
   23. Danny Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:04 PM (#4704575)
Before today, the A's had hit just 7 homers on 3-0 pitches during the Beane era (1998-2014). And Norris had swung at just 2 of 38 pitches on 3-0 counts in his career.

Who was the last guy to hit two 3-0 homers in one game?
   24. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4704579)
Who was the last guy to hit two 3-0 homers in one game?

*looks in mirror*
"BobM, BobM, BobM..."
   25. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4704580)
Manship pitches a scoreless 10th (Roberto Fausto Hernandez only faced 3 batters in his mysterious relief outing). IBB to Daniel Murphy, to face David Wright, worked out.

Due up in the 11th:

John Mayberry Jr. (.143)
Tony Gwynn Jr. (.192)
Jimmy Rollins (.276)

Nepotism is not the answer! Neither is batting Tony Gwynn Jr. leadoff! If Ben Revere isn't playing you don't have to put his backup at the top of the order, you know.
   26. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:13 PM (#4704581)
Hey, who programmed bobm? That is a really helpful bot.
   27. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4704586)
Extra-inning baseball is interesting, how you get to these extremely high-leverage situations that depend on titanic matchups like "Scott Rice vs. Reid Brignac".
   28. Danny Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4704590)
Who was the last guy to hit two 3-0 homers in one game?

The A's broadcast provides the answer: Chase Utley against the Reds in June 2007.
   29. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:39 PM (#4704593)
Also, as of today, anyway, Josh Donaldson IS your 2014 AL MVP.
   30. Depressoteric Posted: May 11, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4704595)
Time for a namechange. Hello despair, my old friend. I've missed you so.
   31. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 11, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4704598)
A's radio broadcaster just cited to bb-ref.com
   32. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4704610)
Ron Washington intentionally walked David Ortiz today in the first inning with one out and a runner on third.
   33. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 11, 2014 at 06:39 PM (#4704613)
Just looked at the boxscore...not a good day for my man Kershaw :(
   34. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: May 11, 2014 at 06:54 PM (#4704616)
Yeah, 9 strikeouts, 0 walks, 3 runs in 7 innings... an off day.
   35. Good cripple hitter Posted: May 11, 2014 at 07:39 PM (#4704627)

Ron Washington intentionally walked David Ortiz today in the first inning with one out and a runner on third.


This scores a 22/25 on Poz's recently introduced Intentional Walk Rage system.
   36. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4704659)
Pedro Alvarez came to the plate with the bases loaded, Pirates trailing 4-0 to the Cards. He smacked a long fly ball deeeeep to center field...that was caught by Jay to end the inning. Missed it by || that much.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4704669)
Just turn on the game, and immediately get bombarded with a dugout interview....can we stop the madness. Nothing of any substance ever gets said in these things, and it distracts the announcers from the game. This isn't a fake sport like football or a boring sport like professional grass growing(or soccer) that needs to distract the audience from the action.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4704672)
Molina with a pickoff...Sweet!!!
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4704678)
Shelby has no control today.... I understand with the lead that they want him to get the five innings for the "win" possibility, but at some point you have to pull him. We lost yesterdays game in which we had the lead early on.

Shelby is a Texan and imitating more a young Nolan, than a young Clemens.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4704683)
One thing I like about Matheny, even if it's annoying, is that he doesn't lock himself into replacing the pitcher simply because it's in between innings.
   41. Dan Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4704686)
This scores a 22/25 on Poz's recently introduced Intentional Walk Rage system.


I saw a tweet from Poz where he said it was 25 points. I was bewildered when I read it since I hadn't seen this article, but it seems to have maxed out the rating system. The fact that it lost the platoon advantage going from Ross (LHP) pitching to Ortiz to bringing Napoli up is the cherry on top.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4704689)
I love letting the "lefty specialist" pitch against a tough right hander or two.
   43. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4704693)
If he specializes in walks and hits, I can go with that.
   44. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM (#4704697)
Pedro Alvarez has the throwing accuracy of Ryan Zimmerman.
   45. bobm Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4704702)
Who was the last guy to hit two 3-0 homers in one game?

*looks in mirror*
"BobM, BobM, BobM..."


Missed it. But according to B-R PI, no one else since 1950 did it before Utley.
   46. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4704705)
Who is this guy impersonating Trevor Rosenthal? Four straight balls to Clint Barmes? A Clint Barmes whose top priority was avoidinga double play, so he probably wasn't going to swing at a strike either?
   47. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4704706)
Excitement in Steel City: trailing 6-4 Neil Walker hits a Trevor Rosenthal ball under the LF wall that would make Justin Upton proud for an automatic double. Mister McCutchen singles him home to make it 6-5, then Pedro Alvarez singles to make it runners on the corners. Then Clint Barmes of all people PH for the pitcher WALKS to load the bases. Ike Davis pops out for only the 1st out of the inning which brings up Jordy Mercer who is 2-4 tonight. He hits a bounding ball back to the mound for a 1-2-3 double play to end the game.
   48. Good cripple hitter Posted: May 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM (#4704712)
I saw a tweet from Poz where he said it was 25 points. I was bewildered when I read it since I hadn't seen this article, but it seems to have maxed out the rating system. The fact that it lost the platoon advantage going from Ross (LHP) pitching to Ortiz to bringing Napoli up is the cherry on top.


It can't be 25 points, it fails to get three points here:

Question 5: Are you setting up the double play to get out of an inning?

If yes, add zero points. If no, add three points.


ETA: from what I see, Poz called it "a bold attempt for the 25-point IBB"
   49. Ray (RDP) Posted: May 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4704718)
Just turn on the game, and immediately get bombarded with a dugout interview....can we stop the madness. Nothing of any substance ever gets said in these things, and it distracts the announcers from the game.


Truer words were never spoken.

   50. Dan Posted: May 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4704720)
nevermind
   51. JL Posted: May 12, 2014 at 01:10 PM (#4705076)
Robbie Ray pitched a pretty good game for the Tigers on Sunday, leaving him with a 0.79 ERA in 11.1 innings (for a 540 ERA+ no less), albeit it against the Astros and Twins. Unfortunately, I have not seen him, so was curious if this is small sample size against lesser opponents or is there some real talent here.

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