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Thursday, May 22, 2014

OMNICHATTER 5-22-14

Jeff Samardzija won’t get a win today, either.

Gamingboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:30 AM | 90 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:29 AM (#4711332)
I'll say it again...can anyone stop Edwin Encarnacion?

Seven of his last eight hits have been home runs, and he has 3 multi-home-run games in the last 6 games.
He's got a .756 SLG for the month of May.
   2. mathesond Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:40 AM (#4711337)
I'll say it again...can anyone stop Edwin Encarnacion?


I'm still in awe of his first home run Tuesday night
   3. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:14 AM (#4711352)
As a longtime Reds fan, I still can't believe Edwin Encarnacion is even in the majors, let alone one of the best power hitters in baseball. How did this happen? And, why couldn't the Reds make it happen?
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:27 AM (#4711359)
The last time the A's won a game after only managing one hit was in the 1974 ALCS:

Wednesday, October 9, 1974 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0
Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1

PITCHERS: OAK - Hunter, Fingers (8)
BAL - Cuellar, Grimsley (5)

WP - Catfish Hunter
LP - Mike Cuellar
SAVE - Rollie Fingers

HOME RUNS: OAK - none
BAL - none

ATTENDANCE: 28,136
   5. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:42 AM (#4711370)
In the interests of personal accountability, I should acknowledge that:

A. I've been ######## about Justin Upton on the Omnichatters, and
B. He's hitting .299/.380/.592 for the season
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4711372)
As a longtime Reds fan, I still can't believe Edwin Encarnacion is even in the majors, let alone one of the best power hitters in baseball. How did this happen? And, why couldn't the Reds make it happen?

Same thing with Jose Bautista and now, apparently, Juan Francisco.

Who's the next player to join the Blue Jays and hit 40 home runs? John Mayberry Jr.? Jesus Montero? Will Middlebrooks?
   7. Danny Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM (#4711386)
By WPA, the GIDP that Abad induced with the bases loaded to end the 8th inning was the third most game-changing out of the MLB season. It dropped the Rays' chance of winning from 54% to 14.7%.

The only way it could have been higher leverage is if it had been in the bottom of the 9th instead of the bottom of the 8th. In fact, the two most game-changing outs by WPA this year are both game-ending double plays with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 1-run lead (Rosenthal on May 10 and Rodney on April 25).
   8. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4711392)
The last time the A's won a game after only managing one hit was in the 1974 ALCS:

The announcers last night were saying they had never won a regular season game with just one hit (before last night). That didn't seem possible!
   9. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM (#4711395)
Oh: I was watching the 9th inning of the A's game last night, and Logan Forsythe skied a pop-up that wound up deflecting off the roof and falling to the ground for an apparent base hit. However, the A's challenged the ruling on the field.

At this point, I was watching the A's broadcast on MLBTV. But the announcers didn't seem to understand what was going on--they didn't sound like they knew the ground rules in Tampa's stadium. So I had no idea what was going on, either (what exactly were they reviewing?)

So, with two clicks of the remote, I switched to the Rays' broadcast, whose announcers were helpfully explaining the exact ground rules at the stadium, and explaining that the replay was to determine whether the ball touched the roof while it was in fair or foul territory--if in fair territory, the ball is in play; if in foul territory, it's just a foul (dead) ball.

That was pretty cool.
   10. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 11:08 AM (#4711405)
If you're not following @MASNCommenter on teh Twitters, you're missing some classic unintentional comedy. This guy picks out actual comments from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Facebook page and tweets them for your enjoyment. The latest missive:

I heard Doug Fister is ambidextrous, can we have Fister work with Zim on starting to throw left handed?


I already know You Can't Predict Baseball, but really you can't make up this stuff.
   11. stanmvp48 Posted: May 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM (#4711407)
I think Cincy beat Houston once with no hits. I think Ken Johnson was the H pitcher. I think it was 1963
   12. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4711410)
Matt Young lost a no hitter with the Red Sox against Cleveland. I think Andy Hawkins lost one with the Yankees too.
   13. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM (#4711429)
The game where Otis Nixon made "The Catch" was won 1-0 on a solo David Justice home run. A Jeff Blauser walk was the only other baserunner Danny Jackson allowed that day.
   14. Astroenteritis Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM (#4711435)
I think Cincy beat Houston once with no hits. I think Ken Johnson was the H pitcher. I think it was 1963


Yes, on April 23, 1964 he became the first pitcher to pitch a 9-inning no-hitter and lose. Two errors in the ninth, one by Johnson, led to the 1-0 Reds win. Johnson threw wildly on a Pete Rose bunt and the run scored when Nellie Fox booted Vada Pinson's grounder. Joe Nuxhall pitched for the Reds. 21-year old Jerry Grote was the catcher for the Colt 45s.
   15. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM (#4711437)
Same thing with Jose Bautista and now, apparently, Juan Francisco


Juan Francisco! .286/.371/.615! #^%$&&*!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!! Unreal.
   16. esseff Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM (#4711441)
Neither Hawkins nor Young is credited with a no-hitter because, as visitors, they pitched only eight innings. AFAIK, Johnson is the only pitcher to pitch a no-hitter solo and lose. The only other official no-hitter in a loss was by Steve Barber and Stu Miller.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM (#4711442)
Yes, on April 23, 1964 he became the first pitcher to pitch a 9-inning no-hitter and lose. Two errors in the ninth, one by Johnson, led to the 1-0 Reds win. Johnson threw wildly on a Pete Rose bunt and the run scored when Nellie Fox booted Vada Pinson's grounder. Joe Nuxhall pitched for the Reds. 21-year old Jerry Grote was the catcher for the Colt 45s.


I thought it was against the unwritten rules of baseball to bunt on a no-hitter bid....that Pete Rose again trying to win games and help his personal hit total instead of thinking of the children.
   18. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4711443)
Juan Francisco! .286/.371/.615! #^%$&&*!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!! Unreal.


They're seem to be using him as a the LH half of a platoon - I would assume at DH mostly given his glove and the fact that Encarnacion has moved to 1B full time due to his glove.

vs RHP: .348/.444/.739 1.184
vs LHP: .091/.125/.227 .352

He's also feasting at the Dome, though his road numbers aren't bad at all

at home: .300/.364/.760 1.124
on road: .268/.380/.439 .819

So it looks like a combination of smart usage, hitting in Toronto, and not having to try to pretend to be a fielder any more. Also, Canada has a much more tolerant culture when it comes to pharmaceuticals.
   19. Astroenteritis Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4711464)
I thought it was against the unwritten rules of baseball to bunt on a no-hitter bid.


Yeah, I wondered if it was more of a check swing back to the pitcher than a bunt, but several accounts describe it as a bunt down the third base line.
   20. Good cripple hitter Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:02 PM (#4711468)
They're seem to be using him as a the LH half of a platoon - I would assume at DH mostly given his glove and the fact that Encarnacion has moved to 1B full time due to his glove.


Nope, he's part of a 2B / 3B three-man platoon:

2B: Brett Lawrie, Steve Tolleson
3B: Juan Francisco, Brett Lawrie
   21. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:22 PM (#4711490)
I thought it was against the unwritten rules of baseball to bunt on a no-hitter bid.


Even though that particular unwritten rule isn't universally followed, I think the 0-0 state of the game would have rendered that one insignificant.

I think the general feeling is it's inappropriate to bunt to break up a no-hitter if the game is late and out of reach, but if winning the game is still a possibility, then you can do whatever it takes. Bob Brenly was kind of an outlier.

   22. cardsfanboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:28 PM (#4711497)
Agreed, I was just joking. I don't think anyone at the time would have even thought for a second that what Pete Rose did was wrong.
   23. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4711503)
Nope, he's part of a 2B / 3B three-man platoon:


Seems inefficient. He's horrible defensively. But he's raking, so you get him at bats I guess.
   24. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:34 PM (#4711506)
Agreed, I was just joking. I don't think anyone at the time would have even thought for a second that what Pete Rose did was wrong.
I'd double-check with Brian McCann just to be certain.
   25. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:47 PM (#4711523)
What's with these 4 pm start times on the east coast today? Has that become a normal thing and I'm now just noticing?
   26. Astroenteritis Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4711530)
I don't think anyone at the time would have even thought for a second that what Pete Rose did was wrong.


Yes, I think anything goes in a 0-0 game in the 9th inning; just trying to win the game at that point. Can't imagine anyone having a problem with that.
   27. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4711532)
Similar to the Encarnacion and Francisco thing in Toronto....

Drew Stubbs is hitting .330/.370/.495!

Granted, he has the sweetest home/road splits ever...

Home: .460/.491/.620
Road: .171/.209/.341

What the heck is going on in Colorado?
   28. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4711539)
What the heck is going on in Colorado?

The Tri Lambdas are ####### with the humidifier?
   29. Good cripple hitter Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM (#4711544)
Seems inefficient. He's horrible defensively. But he's raking, so you get him at bats I guess.


So long as Lind is healthy and hitting RHP, there's not many options that don't involve trading someone.
   30. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:11 PM (#4711555)
The twitter machine just said that the Dodgers released Miguel Olivo.
   31. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4711566)
Agreed, I was just joking. I don't think anyone at the time would have even thought for a second that what Pete Rose did was wrong.

I've listened to the radio broadcast (one of the excellent posters here had uploaded it) and the announcers don't seem to think a bunt right there is a Thing at all.
   32. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4711585)
10: Lots of stupid in Natsland. One camp wants to push a serviceable 3B to 1B as soon as possible as he is likely to end up there eventually and why not now. One even suggested Zim was doomed to be a DH so they should trade him to the AL soon. The other camp wants to put him at 2B, LF or any where to get his bat in the lineup ASAP. Then there's the Ramos to C and Fister as pitcher/position-player super-sub ideas. The cutest little idiots are the ones that look at Danny Espinosa's home runs and say the club should let Desmond walk.
   33. Canker Soriano Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM (#4711600)
The twitter machine just said that the Dodgers released Miguel Olivo.

That will take a real bite out of their catching depth.
   34. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4711608)
What's with the restive Nats base? I know they're not dominating like people hoped/expected, but they're still over .500, they're banged up, and they're in a soft division. There's no reason to panic... yet. (Not that I've ever needed a reason to panic!)
   35. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4711613)
What's with these 4 pm start times on the east coast today? Has that become a normal thing and I'm now just noticing?


The Red Sox seem to do it a couple times a year. It's a getaway day thing but a little easier with the kids still in school to get people to a game.
   36. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4711619)
What's with the restive Nats base? I know they're not dominating like people hoped/expected, but they're still over .500, they're banged up, and they're in a soft division. There's no reason to panic... yet. (Not that I've ever needed a reason to panic!)


Are you questioning their Natitude?
   37. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4711622)
That will take a real bite out of their catching depth.


Funny aside, I bet Coletti started getting the shakes after he heard about "the bite". He has a crazy fetish for organizational catching depth.
   38. Swedish Chef Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4711626)
The Pirates DFAed Wandy.
   39. esseff Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4711639)
Don't know which is stranger in the Rockies-Giants game: That an umpire missed a fairly obvious fair-foul call or that it took an exceptionally long review before the reversal.
   40. puck Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:44 PM (#4711643)
What the heck is going on in Colorado?


Mike Krukow says they're stealing signs.

I swear he's getting signs," Krukow said on the KNBR morning show. "There is no way you can hit like that, for this long. I mean, if you hit .571, that's for a weekend or a week. But you don't do it for six weeks. That's insane..."

"When we saw him, he was never off his back leg, he was never fooled," Krukow said. "Not one time was he reaching out or going after something in the dirt. Whatever speed you threw at him, he was on it.
   41. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4711650)
Phillies lose again when refusing to use Papelbon in the 9th in a tie game on the road.
   42. Swedish Chef Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4711654)
Maybe MLB can solve the offensive crisis by making sign-stealing an official and encouraged part of the game.
   43. Greg K Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4711680)
Seems inefficient. He's horrible defensively. But he's raking, so you get him at bats I guess.

The Jays essentially entered the season without a 2B, so this is the best they've come up with so far.
   44. Greg K Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4711681)
Jays seem to be still on the home run warpath. Melky and Bautista went back to back in the first.
   45. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4711688)
Jays seem to be still on the home run warpath. Melky and Bautista went back to back in the first.


The Man in White came on a road trip!!!
   46. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4711696)
For all the hubbub about Drew and Middlebrooks and all that stuff the Sox starters are killing them right now.
   47. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4711704)
Today is Andrelton Simmons Bobblehead Night at Turner Field. The doll doesn't look half-bad. Simmons is apparently pretty proud of the fact that it has dirt on the pants.
   48. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4711705)
The Tigers' second baseman--Danny Worth--just pitched a scoreless 9th inning with TWO strikeouts.
   49. dr. scott Posted: May 22, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4711709)
What a catch by Reddick at the wall to rob Myers of extra bases with them loaded and end the inning. 0-0.
   50. simon bedford Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4711763)
there was a nice play by e squared at first...
   51. DA Baracus Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:36 PM (#4711769)
Andrelton Simmons' bobble head lists his dWAR on the box.
   52. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4711785)
I just knew Oakland would tie it up. They're so bulletproof right now.
   53. simon bedford Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:15 PM (#4711799)
and the jays win again, beuhrle finally gets the win he was jobbed out of his last start, comeback player of the year?
   54. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4711801)
The Tigers' second baseman--Danny Worth--just pitched a scoreless 9th inning with TWO strikeouts.

Per "Position Players Pitching" @70MPHFastball: Not too often you see a guy throwing a good knuckleball from a low-3/4 slot, even less often when it’s a shortstop. Worth also mixed in a fastball, but it got put in play for a base hit. Go figure.
   55. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:31 PM (#4711806)
2014 AL MVP Josh Donaldson lines a double to lead off the 11th inning against the Rays.

EDIT: takes third on a grounder to short, and tags up on a fly to left. 2-1 A's.
   56. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:36 PM (#4711808)
In honor of Dock Ellis: Josh Harrison moves pretty well (for a big guy).

Whereas Nat McLouth barely moves for a base stealer. It would help if he ran to 1B on his batted ball that is called fair and not just assume that it went wide of the bag.
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4711809)
Have to make fun of the Cardinal announcers...Boujos batting today and they said" Bourjos has either batted second or later in the order this season"....while technically correct, Bourjos has started one game prior to today in the two hole, but most of his starts has been where he belongs, the 7th and 8th spot of the lineup.
   58. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4711810)
Good job McLousy. Way to look like a professional hitter there.
   59. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4711817)
Gah. Two outs, full count, Desmond Jennings singles up the middle off Otero, scoring Longoria. Otero's done.

EDIT: Double gah. Well, fine, the A's can't get ALL the breaks.
   60. AndrewJ Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:56 PM (#4711820)
My Twitter feed tells me Puig apparently just made a slightly above-average defensive play.
   61. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:57 PM (#4711822)
Dave Jageler just mentioned B-Ref on the Nats radio broadcast.
   62. Rob_Wood Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4711823)

... like in a good way??
   63. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4711824)
Yes indeed. Something about line drive rates. I was so taken aback when he mentioned B-Ref by name that my head almost exploded and I missed the rest.
   64. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4711825)
So Blake Treinen gets 2 quick outs in the 3rd inning, then walks Volquez (to return the favor I guess), then fast-forward to Mister McCutchen coming to bat with the bases loaded. So instead of surrendering a grand salami he just plunks Cutch with the first pitch, then retires Alvarez on a deep fly ball. Good strategy I guess.

OTOH, how deflating is it that the Pirates load the bases like that and can't scratch out more than one lousy run? With McCutchen at that.
   65. madvillain Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4711826)
I've missed you Chris Sale, please stay awhile. First inning back from the DL strikes out the Yankees in order. Some flailing swings on sweeping sliders by Tex and Elsbury and froze Jeter with a 94mph fastball on the black inside.
   66. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4711827)
I'm sure that "MASN Dan" is a great guy and all, but I have to be honest: I prefer having my worthless sideline information delivered to me by an attractive woman.
   67. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4711828)
The Pirates shift to the left side of the infield against RHB Tyler Moore. It worked swimmingly.

How often do teams shift against righties like that? First time I've seen it.
   68. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:36 PM (#4711833)
Whenever a player is pinch hit for or otherwise removed from a game, Chip Caray says that player was "taken down." What an odd way of saying that.
   69. boteman Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:38 PM (#4711834)
Chip Caray says that player was "taken down."

Maybe he's calling high school wrestling matches on the side for extra cashmoney???
   70. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4711840)
Treinen clearly running out of gas after just 70 or so pitches.
   71. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4711841)
And Greinke's streak is over. This Dodger defense is really bad.
   72. madvillain Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4711844)
Sale is making the Yankees look like little leaguers. Ryan throws his bat on a swinging K, next batter swings so hard through a changeup his helmet falls off, much to the delight of the crowd. 9 up 9 down, 6k, ball hasn't left the infield off him yet.
   73. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4711846)
Strike (looking), H Ramirez popped out to second, C Figgins out at third


Trying to advance on an infield fly? Seriously?
   74. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4711853)
Well, at least Greinke is spared the loss. Now it's Chris Perez in a tie game in the 7th...

Edit: And unsurprisingly Perez gives up a run. Worst bullpen ever. Well, worst bullpen of a Dodger team that I've followed, at least.
   75. chisoxcollector Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4711854)
Sale is making the Yankees look like little leaguers. Ryan throws his bat on a swinging K, next batter swings so hard through a changeup his helmet falls off, much to the delight of the crowd. 9 up 9 down, 6k, ball hasn't left the infield off him yet.


12 up, 12 down. 8 Ks. I really thought this was gonna be Sale's CY year before he got hurt.
   76. simon bedford Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4711860)
Yes network was saying after 5 that despite going perfect no way they late sale run up the pitch count,,,not so sure myself so far one ball has left the infield
   77. madvillain Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4711861)
12 up, 12 down. 8 Ks. I really thought this was gonna be Sale's CY year before he got hurt.


This version of Sale is the best pitcher in the AL and just a tick below Kershaw. Now that he's got pinpoint command on his changeup and fastball against RHB it's game over. He's actually improved remarkably over 2013 -- when he was pretty damn good. His velocity is as good as it's ever been, sitting at 93-94 and hitting 95 and 96 on occasion while never dipping below 92.

Yes network was saying after 5 that despite going perfect no way they late sale run up the pitch count,,,not so sure myself so far one ball has left the infield


If he goes over 110, after coming off the DL with an elbow issue, Robin Ventura should be fired before he can grab his keys out of the manager's office to drive home.

Every game I hear Kay do he says something he thinks is really profound "the White Sox have hit 12 foul balls tonight" when in reality it's some trivial ass ####. He seems to think things that aren't oddities are really oddities.
   78. simon bedford Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:48 PM (#4711862)
and almonte breaks the no hitter with 2 out in the 6th
   79. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4711865)
Juan Lagares is leading the Mets in OBP. He's having a really good year so far but that's probably not the best sign for the Mets. It's a good sign for him though.
   80. Dale Sams Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4711866)
Was the CF not aware of the circumstances? Seems he could have gone all out.
   81. madvillain Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4711868)
and almonte breaks the no hitter with 2 out in the 6th


he was perfect until then.

Was the CF not aware of the circumstances? Seems he could have gone all out.


Eaton's quality CF, last thing you want to do is turn a single into a triple in a two run game.
   82. chisoxcollector Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4711871)
Was the CF not aware of the circumstances? Seems he could have gone all out.


Eaton has gotten a lot of crap recently for throwing his body around too much. It has probably gotten in his head.
   83. chisoxcollector Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM (#4711875)
Sale has a 0.72 WHIP.
   84. simon bedford Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4711876)
kay "yankees must be glad to see putnam" three quick outs later, not so much ,,,
   85. madvillain Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4711887)
Eaton has gotten a lot of crap recently for throwing his body around too much. It has probably gotten in his head.


Good, because we need him healthy. I feel pretty strongly he's a 2-4 WAR CF when healthy, we don't even have a 1 WAR CF on the roster behind him, or in the minors.
   86. Gamingboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4711888)
Orioles-Indians in Extras...
   87. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4711892)
Jeter's run scored ties him with Gehrig for 11th on all-time list.
   88. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 23, 2014 at 12:10 AM (#4711910)
Pitching with a 4-run lead, Jake Arrieta gave up a single to Amarista to lead off the 6th inning.

Everth Cabrera came up to the plate. And during Cabrera's plate appearance, would you like to know what Arrieta did?

Well let me tell you: He tried FOUR SEPARATE PICKOFF ATTEMPTS to first base (and stepped off but did not throw a fifth time.)

What the #### is wrong with him???
   89. Baldrick Posted: May 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM (#4711913)
What the #### is wrong with him???

I think he's probably trying to prevent Amarista from stealing a base. Because a runner on second is more likely to score than a guy on first.
   90. Baldrick Posted: May 23, 2014 at 12:48 AM (#4711921)
Michael Saunders drives in two runs for the Mariners on an infield hit.

Super close play at first, and the guy on second just motored straight around while they were focused on it.

Astros pitcher has two wild pitches in the inning so far, and threw another that went MAYBE 50 feet but the catcher managed to block. And just almost threw two more wild pitches while intentionally walking Cano. Seems like he's a little wild.

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