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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

OMNICHATTER 5-13-14

Not even OMNICHATTER will be able to fill the Jose Fernandez-shaped hole in our hearts….

Gamingboy Posted: May 13, 2014 at 12:03 AM | 103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:38 AM (#4705692)
Tigers (22-12) @ Orioles (20-16), 7:05pm
DET: Drew Smyly (#33, 25, LHP, 2-2, 2.96)
BAL: Ubaldo Jimenez (#31, 30, RHP, 2-4, 4.73)

Mets (18-19) @ Yankees (19-18), 7:05pm
NYM: Zack Wheeler (#45, 24, RHP, 1-3, 3.89)
NYY: Vidal Nuno (#57, 26, LHP, 1-0, 5.47)

Angels (19-18) @ Phillies (17-19), 7:05pm
LAA: Matt Shoemaker (#52, 27, RHP, 0-1, 4.05)
PHI: Cliff Lee (#33, 35, LHP, 3-3, 3.64)

Indians (18-20) @ Blue Jays (19-20), 7:07pm
CLE: Justin Masterson (#63, 29, RHP, 2-1, 3.86)
TOR: R.A. Dickey (#43, 39, RHP, 3-3, 4.72)

Padres (18-21) @ Reds (17-19), 7:10pm
SDP: Andrew Cashner (#34, 27, RHP, 2-5, 2.86)
CIN: Mike Leake (#44, 26, RHP, 2-3, 3.40)

Pirates (16-21) @ Brewers (24-14), 8:10pm
PIT: Gerrit Cole (#45, 23, RHP, 3-2, 3.64)
MIL: Marco Estrada (#41, 30, RHP, 2-1, 3.53)

Red Sox (19-18) @ Twins (17-19), 8:10pm
BOS: Felix Doubront (#22, 26, LHP, 1-3, 5.09)
MIN: Ricky Nolasco (#47, 31, RHP, 2-3, 5.64)

Rockies (23-17) @ Royals (18-19), 8:10pm
COL: Franklin Morales (#56, 28, LHP, 3-2, 5.18)
KCR: James Shields (#33, 32, RHP, 4-3, 2.70)

Rangers (20-19) @ Astros (12-27), 8:10pm
TEX: Matt Harrison (#54, 28, LHP, 1-0, 2.87)
HOU: Dallas Keuchel (#60, 26, LHP, 3-2, 3.68)

Cubs (13-24) @ Cardinals (19-20), 8:15pm
CHC: Jake Arrieta (#49, 28, RHP, 0-0, 2.89)
STL: Adam Wainwright (#50, 32, RHP, 6-2, 2.02)

OCMotD


Nationals (20-18) @ D'backs (15-26), 9:40pm
WSN: Stephen Strasburg (#37, 25, RHP, 3-2, 3.42)
ARI: Bronson Arroyo (#61, 37, RHP, 3-2, 4.89)

White Sox (19-21) @ Athletics (24-15), 10:05pm
CHW: Scott Carroll (#67, 29, RHP, 1-2, 3.63)
OAK: Drew Pomeranz (#13, 25, LHP, 2-1, 1.45)

Rays (16-23) @ Mariners (20-18), 10:10pm
TBR: David Price (#14, 28, LHP, 3-3, 4.53)
SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma (#18, 33, RHP, 2-0, 2.45)

Marlins (20-19) @ Dodgers (21-19), 10:10pm
MIA: Jacob Turner (#33, 23, RHP, 0-0, 6.75)
LAD: Josh Beckett (#61, 34, RHP, 0-1, 2.80)

Jacob Turner is not Jose Fernandez.


Braves (21-16) @ Giants (25-14), 10:15pm
ATL: Mike Minor (#36, 26, LHP, 0-2, 6.97)
SFG: Ryan Vogelsong (#32, 36, RHP, 1-1, 3.93)
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:04 AM (#4705727)
HOW MANY STANDARD DEVIATIONS BETTER THAN HIS AVERAGE START WILL RYAN VOGELSONG BE TODAY?!
   3. morineko Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM (#4705768)
I expect to see some home run action in that Nationals-DBacks matchup considering the pitchers tonight. With that said, there probably won't be any.

I'll be watching the Brewers game, in which Marco Estrada will pitch about 6 innings and strike out around 6 batters. That's pretty much what he does all the time.
   4. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4705778)
I expect to see some home run action in that Nationals-DBacks matchup considering the pitchers tonight. With that said, there probably won't be any.

If he can somehow manage to make it through the first inning without giving up 3 or 4 runs, he should be able to cruise to a fairly easy win.

But I fully expect him to give up 3 or 4 runs in the first inning.
   5. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4705821)
Angels (19-18) @ Phillies (17-19), 7:05pm
LAA: Matt Shoemaker (#52, 27, RHP, 0-1, 4.05)
PHI: Cliff Lee (#33, 35, LHP, 3-3, 3.64)
Talk about your mismatches. The Angels have given up on Hector Santiago as a starter for now. He's in the pen, and Shoemaker's up from AAA Salt Lake. Yeah, Salt Lake is a high-offensive park, but a 5.38 ERA in 423 innings there doesn't say much for his future. I'm betting Santiago throws tonight out of the pen, in relief of Shoemaker, after Shoemaker gets knocked out.
   6. frannyzoo Posted: May 13, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4706156)
I propose that Curtis Granderson only hit at the NYS. Who knows...maybe the WS could be a re-match. Or maybe not.
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4706170)
tabata out by a mile on steal attempt of second.

and the next batter hits a double where tabata may have scored

instead, 2 outs and a runner on second
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4706172)
mark reynolds keeps hacking early in the count
   9. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: May 13, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4706177)
I approve of trading Dan Uggla to Toronto. What'd we get?
   10. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4706186)
I'm not supposed to root for other NL East teams, but it's nice to see the Mets beat the Yankees. There is a God. A just, merciful, caring God!
   11. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4706188)
so cole hit gomez with a changeup. the crowd in milwaukee was NOT happy

of course, they couldn't tell the pitch was thrown at 85 mph
   12. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4706189)
Cody Asche with 3 ugly errors at 3B tonight. I think I wasted all my wish casts that he would be a solid line drive hitter who fielded his position competently.
   13. Lassus Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4706194)
I have a thing going now where the Mets only scored last night when I wasn't watching, so I had the TV on, muted, and I was turned away from the tv and would check it like every 10 minutes.

So tonight I had a rehearsal until now, so I can't really turn the game on or the Mets will lose.

Yes, I really think like this.


of course, they couldn't tell the pitch was thrown at 85 mph

85 ain't THAT slow.
   14. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4706195)
lassus

it is when the guy could have hit him with his 97 mph fastball
   15. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4706201)
I thought this guy Zack Wheeler was supposed to be good. Frankly, it looks to me like he sucks.
   16. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4706202)
Tweet from this afternoon in West Palm Beach:
https://twitter.com/joecapMARLINS/status/466328753602588673

Must've been a meeting down here about establishing a new Spring Training complex, and they say they're gonna meet again in a couple weeks. Maybe they're serious??
   17. frannyzoo Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:40 PM (#4706207)
The crowd's cheering the out call at second, but the O's catcher already knows the reversal is seconds away.
   18. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4706213)
Ernesto Frieri, he of the many, many homers, in for the save in a 1-run game. I don't have to say it.
   19. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:50 PM (#4706215)
Woooooow. O's one out away from a save, and Miguel Cabrera goes boom.
   20. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4706217)
Holy ####### ####, a 1-2-3 first inning? I must be dreaming or something.
   21. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4706220)
Man, Tommy Hunter's not very good.
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4706224)
Angels get a solid 5 innings out of Shoemaker, then the Angel bullpen actually turns in a good performance, 4 IP, 1 run.

IT'S HAAAAAAAAPPENING!
   23. escabeche Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4706226)
O's one out away from a save


You haven't been watching Tommy Hunter much lately, have you?
   24. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4706227)
I got an eyeful today.
   25. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4706234)
I feel like I can get a good sense of what sort of game Justin Upton will have in his first at-bat. If he's getting blown away by fastballs in that first at-bat, it's going to be a long day with a lot of strikeouts.

He just struck out swinging while being way late on a couple 91 MPH fastballs.
   26. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4706241)
A lotta people say you can tell how a season's gonna go by the first hitter of the year.
   27. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4706244)
Drew Pomeranz gives up a walk but gets a DP - facing the minimum through two.
   28. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM (#4706245)
so ramirez is on the dl. braun came back today and now he's out of the game so that's not good. gomez left the game after limping around the bases.

i don't know too many teams that could lose their top 3 offensive players and not feel the pain.

cripes
   29. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM (#4706247)
Someone tell Bob Carpenter that Phoenix is in the Mountain time zone, not the Pacific time zone.
   30. madvillain Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4706251)
Something wierd is happening. Hawk and Stone are becoming a very intersesting, good broadcast team. Something has happened to Hawk. Either he found some better meds or management told him to let Stone talk more and to stop being so negative. Maybe both but whatever the reason the last half a dozen games have been completely different in tone and information quality.

Like right now they are having an awesome conversation about zone %, pitch speeds, and tommy john.
   31. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4706254)
mad

you are still asleep and that is a dream
   32. Srul Itza Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4706256)
Big Papi having a nice little day, 4-4, two home runs, 4 RBI

He's pushed his season OPS over 925.
   33. madvillain Posted: May 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4706257)
haha Harvey's. What happened is Hawk's voice was going out on him so he let Stone to more play by play. It's changed the whole dynamic. We'll see if it sticks. Hawk has been awful for 5+ years now.

edit: the MLB.tv mic + oakland crowd is awesome.
   34. madvillain Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4706261)
Abreu is a little off the last few games. Not hitting pitches he usually hits, fouling them off instead. Still is dangerous but is striking out a ton and looking more like a 250/320/550 guy than a 280/350/580 guy.

edit: and a great ab ends in a bullet single up the middle. Dude can hit, even when not 100% on.
   35. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4706266)
TJ surgery "recommended" for Jose Fernandez' torn ligament. No decision on it yet, but you know what it will end up being.
   36. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4706267)
Evan Gattis with a stand-up triple. Needed a huge park to make that happen.
   37. morineko Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4706276)
No homers in that game in Arizona. Yet. Both Strasburg and Arroyo are still pitching. Arroyo is 2 for 2 with a run scored. Strasburg hasn't walked anyone (expected) and both pitchers have more groundouts than flyouts (what?)
   38. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:43 PM (#4706282)
I think we just had a record fast replay confirmation. Maybe 15 seconds.
   39. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4706283)
On an utterly botched play at the plate by Posey, by the way. Heyward was out by 20 feet and Posey just whiffed on the tag.
   40. Nasty Nate Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4706284)
Red Sox lose, but at least they didn't end up having a non-closer get a save, that's the important thing.
   41. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM (#4706288)
Another walk for Puig. I think that's his biggest development this year- pitchers pitch around him in RBI situations and now he's taking those walks. OBP of .413 :)
   42. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4706290)
And then he scores from first base on a double :)
   43. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 13, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4706293)
Three runs in an inning for the Braves, and against the Giants at that. Exactly the inning the Braves have been missing all year.
   44. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:12 AM (#4706302)
One pitch after Cespedes had a HR brought back from over the wall, Brandon Moss crushes a no-doubter over the RF wall. 9-0 A's.
   45. frannyzoo Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:27 AM (#4706312)
Iwakuma has done some dealing tonight through 8. And he's needed to. 1-0 Ms.
   46. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM (#4706326)
I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but I learned yesterday that Nick Punto's walkup music is Treasure by Bruno Mars. Not exactly striking fear into the hearts of the opposition with that one.
   47. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4706331)
And a Puig RBI double moves his line up to .326/.417/.563
   48. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4706332)
I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but I learned yesterday that Nick Punto's walkup music is Treasure by Bruno Mars. Not exactly striking fear into the hearts of the opposition with that one.

Josh Reddick started using "Careless Whisper." Not sure what that's about.
   49. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:37 AM (#4706333)
Noticed that too, but I dig it.
   50. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4706335)
Man, how about Pomeranz... 5 IP (82 pitches), 3 hits, two walks, 8K against the White Sox.
   51. frannyzoo Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM (#4706336)
And Rodney goes the dynamite, wasting all the Iwakuma work with a DeJesus homer.
   52. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM (#4706339)
Efficient inning for League. I'd give him the chance to finish the game.
   53. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM (#4706340)
Also, how have the A's already played 5 more games than the Tigers? If this 9-0 lead holds, they'll be half a game back for best record in the league, while being up 2 in the win column, 3 back in the loss column.
   54. Perry Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM (#4706346)
Someone tell Bob Carpenter that Phoenix is in the Mountain time zone, not the Pacific time zone.


Actually right now it's essentially in the Pacific zone, because they don't do daylight savings time.
   55. Perry Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM (#4706347)
Walkoff HBP for Greg Garcia, Cards win.
   56. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM (#4706348)
I sort of regret not going to a game at AT&T Park last year when I was in San Francisco over the July 4th weekend. But San Francisco's an expensive enough city without a ball game, and BART workers were on strike at the time.
   57. Perry Posted: May 14, 2014 at 12:59 AM (#4706351)
On an utterly botched play at the plate by Posey, by the way. Heyward was out by 20 feet and Posey just whiffed on the tag.


Oh, so now they're going to actually make fielders tag runners who are out by 20 feet? Christ I hate replay.
   58. Davo Dozier Posted: May 14, 2014 at 01:07 AM (#4706354)
34 Abreu is a little off the last few games. Not hitting pitches he usually hits, fouling them off instead. Still is dangerous but is striking out a ton and looking more like a 250/320/550 guy than a 280/350/580 guy.

He DHed tonight, and the announcers said it was because he'd been nursing an ankle injury over the past few days. That could be part of it.
   59. No.19 Posted: May 14, 2014 at 01:36 AM (#4706360)
Josh Reddick started using "Careless Whisper." Not sure what that's about.


Just listened to the post-game interview, and Reddick said he heard the song in the clubhouse and thought it'd be fun to make it his walkup music. Then the fan reaction made it even better.

It was a rare balmy evening in the Bay Area (instead of the usual frigid temperatures). That's probably why the stadium was overrun by annoying gnats, at least where I was in Section 127.
   60. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 14, 2014 at 03:27 AM (#4706372)
And Rodney goes the dynamite, wasting all the Iwakuma work with a DeJesus homer.


I was at the game tonight, and Iwakuma was about as sharp as I've ever seen a pitcher. He looked like he could throw it wherever he wanted, whenever he wanted. And then Rodney came in..
   61. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2014 at 02:20 PM (#4706711)
No Wednesday Game Chatter yet, so I'm pushing this over. Verlander's cruising early against the O's, and the Angels are up in Philly.
   62. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4706754)
If his arm doesn't explode, Garrett Richards is going to be a superstar.
   63. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 14, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4706759)
Then the fan reaction made it even better.

I went to a game when I visited my mom last week. A's fans are becoming a really fun crowd for whatever reason. There's this undercurrent of goofiness moving through the fanbase and I hope it keeps evolving and growing.
   64. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 14, 2014 at 03:07 PM (#4706776)
Another day, another missing OMNICHATTER. There ought to be a law!

In other news, @joecapMARLINS: Marlins sign LHP Randy Wolf. Last night LHP Dan Jennings opt to AAA. Today, Henry Rodriguez DFA, Anthony DeSclafani selected.

Sure, Randy Wolf is a good comp for José Fernandez.
   65. Every Inge Counts Posted: May 14, 2014 at 03:44 PM (#4706817)
I hate Joba Chamberlain.

He redeems himself. I like him now.
   66. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4706830)
Braves break through in the first inning for the first time in an eternity, score two runs off Madison Bumgarner...then Julio Teheran walks Gregor Blanco after getting to an 0-2 count and surrenders a two-run home run to Hunter Pence.

Sounds about right.
   67. sardonic Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4706838)
Just listened to the post-game interview, and Reddick said he heard the song in the clubhouse and thought it'd be fun to make it his walkup music. Then the fan reaction made it even better.


I went to a game when I visited my mom last week. A's fans are becoming a really fun crowd for whatever reason. There's this undercurrent of goofiness moving through the fanbase and I hope it keeps evolving and growing.


It's this year's Bernie Lean!
   68. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4706841)
Angels win again on the road, now 13-8 away from home. Garrett Richards with a terrific start, the bullpen had no issues.

IT'S HAPPENING!!!!
   69. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4706846)
41 pitches for Teheran in the first inning. He seems to have nothing.
   70. formerly dp Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4706857)
Dillon Gee to DL with a lat injury, Jacob DeGrom to the rotation. At this point, they are going all in on the rookie rotation-- wonder if Syndergaard would've gotten Gee's spot if DeGrom hadn't already been called up.
   71. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4706868)
If not for these injuries, can you imagine an All-Star staff with Harvey, Jose Fernandez, Strasburg, <another good pitcher>? That would be something to see. How would the manager mess that up?
   72. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 14, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4706873)
I went to a game when I visited my mom last week. A's fans are becoming a really fun crowd for whatever reason. There's this undercurrent of goofiness moving through the fanbase and I hope it keeps evolving and growing.

The "Super Mario Bros. Fireworks" on June 13, as advertised behind the batter's box in last night's game, should be a big hit.
   73. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 14, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4706902)
I feel like I always see a lot of families out at A's games.
Also, "fun"? Josh Reddick is using "Careless Whisper" as his walk-up music. That is fun.
   74. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4706922)
Infield single from Pence, bloop hit to right field by Posey and four-hopper through the traditional shortstop position for Sandoval to drive in a run immediately after the Braves score two to tie it.

The Braves just don't do "shut down innings" against the Giants. It's like some of the '09-'11 games against the Phillies in terms of cascades of misfortune.
   75. PreservedFish Posted: May 14, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4706929)
That's probably why the stadium was overrun by annoying gnats, at least where I was in Section 127.


My place in Oakland is full of bugs, mosquitos and gnats and stuff. Usually we see zero or close to zero of them, and you would think that the drought would only help keep bug numbers down. What's the deal?
   76. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4706932)
Does anyone keep track of how often catchers hang on to two-strike foul tips? Seems like a big thing: the difference between a strikeout and another swing.
   77. No.19 Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4706943)
I'm biased, of course, as an A's, but I've always thought the crowd at the Coliseum is a lot of fun. Remember the drummers in the left field bleachers? And when the video board asks people to cheer for which sports highlight to view, we often end up watching something like lawn mowing or fishing.

My place in Oakland is full of bugs, mosquitos and gnats and stuff. Usually we see zero or close to zero of them, and you would think that the drought would only help keep bug numbers down. What's the deal?


No idea, I've never seen bugs like that before at the stadium. I'm in Alameda and don't seem to have a bug problem... yet <crossing fingers>
   78. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4706944)
BJ Upton just got ejected. This was three days and about 83 outside corner/just-off-the-outside-corner strikes in the making.
   79. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:30 PM (#4706953)
San Francisco is such a beautiful city that it's almost surreal. It's like a post card or a screen saver, and so it's difficult to imagine people actually living there. That's ridiculous, of course. Lots of people live there. So many people live there, in fact, that it's become so expensive no one can live there.

But I remember walking to the Golden Gate Bridge last year through a residential area filled with very nice townhouses and duplexes. But it was the middle of a weekday, so there was no one else on the streets, and the place felt like nothing so much as a very elaborate nuclear testing ground.
   80. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:53 PM (#4706964)
SPLASHDOWN! Brandon Crawford.
   81. madvillain Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4706968)
He DHed tonight, and the announcers said it was because he'd been nursing an ankle injury over the past few days. That could be part of it.


He definetely is being slowed by his ankle. He's DHed the last 5 games and appears to be pressing a bit at the plate. That didn't stop him from launching a game changing 3 run blast in the top of the 8th today to push Chicago over Oakland 4-2.

He's slumping, but as they say, power never slumps. Even on a 1-4 with 2k day his HR was the difference.

After the HR today, a rocket shot that left the park in about 2 seconds, Adam Dunn went up to to him and pulled his cheeks up into a smile. He's a very serious guy, glad Dunn had a bit of fun with him.
   82. Dale Sams Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:57 PM (#4706970)
I was thinking how gimmicky large uniform numbers are and so I was wondering, what is the largest number to have been retired?
   83. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:03 PM (#4706975)
SPLASHDOWN! Brandon Crawford.
Peak season alert. A Brandon Crawford who can hit a little is a really valuable guy.
   84. Lassus Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4706987)
Mets looking good at the start of today's game.
   85. Lassus Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4706990)
Except for Eric Young being a ####### idiot.
   86. bunyon Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4706991)
Jinxed it Lassus.
   87. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:50 PM (#4706993)
David Cone has called Alfonso Soriano 'Rafael' at least twice so far already.

(Wait, why am I watching the Yankees' broadcast of this and not the Mets'?)
   88. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4706994)
I'm just noticing now for the first time that the A.L. East isn't all that great anymore.
   89. Lassus Posted: May 14, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4707023)
Boy this is some kinda idiot ballplaying by the Mets. The SNY guys are livid.
   90. Lassus Posted: May 14, 2014 at 08:53 PM (#4707026)
I really don't want to hope for Warthen to fall down the stairs, but he's not making it easy.
   91. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: May 14, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4707049)
Masahiro Tanaka: 2014 Yankees = Steve Carlton: 1972 Phillies

Oh, and the ESPN announcer mentioned Tanaka and Dice-K sharing an apartment for the year, with only 7 common dates. The Cardinals and Browns managers did that in 1944, and never had a scheduling conflict until the World Series.
   92. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4707065)
Tanaka: 3 hits, no walks, 8 K in 8 scoreless innings.

EDIT : 1st MLB hit, too.
   93. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4707076)
Damn, this cat looks he wants to compete for that AL Cy Young Award.
   94. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4707077)
Tanaka gets the SO. The Met offense wishes it could hit at Yankee Stadium forever.

How did Montero look?
   95. Perry Posted: May 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4707096)
I was thinking how gimmicky large uniform numbers are and so I was wondering, what is the largest number to have been retired?


Cards retired 85 for Augie Busch, but I suppose that doesn't count.

Did anyone actually retire Daryl Kile's 50? I know both the Cards and Rockies have it displayed but I don't think they retired it.

Is Guidry's 49 retired? Glavine's 47?

If it's none of the above, Bob Gibson's 45 might be the leader in the clubhouse.
   96. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4707097)
I was thinking how gimmicky large uniform numbers are and so I was wondering, what is the largest number to have been retired?

The ones I've seen hung at the ballparks I've visited are probably about 5 feet tall, but that's just my eyeball guess. There are probably larger ones out there, though.
   97. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM (#4707100)
There's Don Drysdale's "53".
   98. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4707106)
Scully's call tonight is a bit drab (I know the Dodgers have been out of it since the 2nd inn), he sounds out of sorts, kind of like the scoreboard and phone issues they've had at the stadium.
   99. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4707116)
Dominguez walks off the Astros with an RBI single against Texas. The Rangers fall under .500 for the first time in May in a while now, since 2008.
   100. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 15, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4707128)
I think this may be it for Maholm, potential DFA when Ryu comes off the DL.
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