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Friday, May 30, 2014

OMNICHATTER 5-30-2014

All night games tonight, hence why this wasn’t submitted just after midnight.

Also, a reminder that it has been [5] days since our last MLB No-Hitter.

Gamingboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 03:57 PM | 68 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 30, 2014 at 06:18 PM (#4716277)
Also, a reminder that it has been [5] days since our last MLB No-Hitter.



Josh Beckett shall attempt to be the first pitcher since Johnny Vander Meer to pitch consecutive no hitters.
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:14 PM (#4716293)
Freddie Freeman is now 0-25 against the Marlins.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:25 PM (#4716299)
Can anyone stop Edwin Encarnacion?
He had another 2HR game last night, giving him 16 for May.
He's got a .789 SLG for May, while sporting a .189 BAbip.
   4. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4716300)
Giancarlo Stanton just hit a two-run home run about 900 feet to dead center.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:51 PM (#4716310)
Also, a reminder that it has been [5] days since our last MLB No-Hitter.


Wainwright is pitching tonight.....
   6. Howling John Shade Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:23 PM (#4716314)
Wainwright is pitching tonight.....
His no-hit bid was cruelly ended by the 1st batter of the game.
   7. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4716315)
Strasburg committed a clownshoes-style error that defies description. Watch for highlights. There will be highlights.
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4716316)
Orioles wearing Baltimore Elite Giants jerseys and Astros wearing Houston Eagles for the Civil Rights Game.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4716318)
Wainwright's second 20+ inning streak without allowing a run has ended, time to start a third one.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:32 PM (#4716319)
Carpenter(Matt) is a whining ##### this year, but that was a bogus call by the ump to say he went.
   11. JJ1986 Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4716321)
I am half watching the Red Sox game on mute in a bar. What happened to drive ortiz and farrell nuts?
   12. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4716322)
Denard Span had an uncharacteristically good AB against Colby Lewis. He fouled off a bunch of pitches, then poked one for a single. Then Ant Rendon got a base hit and Span never slowed down for a millisecond, charging hard to 3B. When the throw from 1B bounced past Beltre on the short-hop, Span charged home to score the Nats 4th run. Neither side has played crisp defense tonight, but the Rangers has been even less crispy.
   13. Baldrick Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4716323)
Corey Kluber continues to xFIP his way to pitching stardom.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4716324)
This is what is frustrating about baseball broadcasts. They are focusing on the coach aligning the outfielders defense, and mention that he is mostly focusing on Grichuk but they show him signalling the defenders and yet 5 pitches later there has yet to be one camera angle showing where the outfielders are lined up. If you are talking about it, doesn't it make sense to be showing it? There have been several closeups of the coach and Grichuk...but not one single scene of the entire outfield (last inning there was one but that was for the Giants defense)
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:55 PM (#4716326)
Hunter Pence destroyed that ball(landed in "Big Mac" land). 5-0 giants against Wainwright in the second inning.
   16. Rob_Wood Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4716330)
Price hit Ortiz (in the butt) and then jawing ensued. Home plate umpire then warned both teams so Red Sox cannot retaliate, and umpire should have ejected Price if he thought Price hit Ortiz on purpose.
   17. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4716331)
David Price hit Ortiz in the back with a pitch. The radio guys were saying it was intentional and Farrell was supposedly arguing that Price should be ejected.

Edit: Too slow again. Where would you like your coke Mr. Wood?
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4716333)
Wainwright just struck a guy out...the announcer did not say one single comment about the at bat....had to listen to someone yammering on about autism awareness. Again, I hate interviews during the game.
   19. Rob_Wood Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4716334)
send a virtual pepsi and we'll call it even
   20. Sonic Youk Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:14 PM (#4716335)
Price also hit Carp on a pitch up and in. For some reason he wasn't ejected.
   21. Sonic Youk Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4716336)
game of thrones night at fenway!
Price 23, Workman 21, Badenhop 0.
Ejections: Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell ejected by HP umpire Dan Bellino (1st); Boston Red Sox Bench Coach Torey Lovullo ejected by HP umpire Dan Bellino (4th); Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman ejected by HP umpire Dan Bellino (6th); Boston Red Sox Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield ejected by HP umpire Dan Bellino (6th)]
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4716337)
Having gone back to watch both the Ortiz and Carp HBPs, I don't think either of those were intentional. The pitch behind Longoria's head very obviously was.
   23. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4716339)
Is it fair to say that the Rangers have a sub-par defense this year? Or are they just having a particularly poor night tonight in their former hometown?
   24. Rob_Wood Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4716341)
let me know if the rangers defense is as bad as the braves were last night!
   25. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:35 PM (#4716342)
Maybe the ghosts of the Senators are haunting the Rangers tonight???
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4716344)
Is it fair to say that the Rangers have a sub-par defense this year? Or are they just having a particularly poor night tonight in their former hometown?


Texas def efficiency is 29th in the majors... .668, league average is .690 (Oakland leads with .722)
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4716346)
Al Hrabosky talking about Peralta to Horton.... "You'll have to help me with the sabermetric name, but they tell me that Peralta has saved more runs than any other shortstop in the NL."

Horton quickly names it Defensive Runs Saved. Horton has been really getting into the numbers, pretty nice to see an ex-player doing that.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4716348)
Wainwright exits the game in the fifth inning. 2 men on, one out and already allowed 5 runs. Some nights even the best just don't have it.
   29. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4716350)
Bobby Abreu with a SB, if the replay holds up.!!!
   30. AndrewJ Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4716351)
Also, a reminder that it has been [5] days since our last MLB No-Hitter.

And it's the second straight night Bautista's thrown out a Royal batter at first.
   31. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4716352)
Replay upholds the call -- #400 for Abreu.
   32. AndrewJ Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:55 PM (#4716353)
San Diego versus the White Sox tonight. That was also the World Series matchup in this made-for-TV epic, the second-best baseball movie with Tab Hunter.
   33. Sonic Youk Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4716354)
Bogaerts wins one off Kimbrel yesterday, hits a game tying double off Price tonight. So good.
   34. Chris Fluit Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4716356)
#18. The civil rights game on MLB is especially egregious in that regard. We've had interviews with Frank Robinson, Bud Selig, Hank Aaron, Bo Porter and now Jim Brown and we're only in the 6th inning. Miguel Gonzalez had a no-hitter into the sixth and it wasn't even mentioned. It's a great game- too bad the guys in the booth are missing it.
   35. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4716357)
Did MLBAM just go belly-up? My Roku won't load any games, gives me an "Unexpected error" (what errors are expected??) and I can't get games on MLB Gameday audio radio audio links either.
   36. Brian White Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM (#4716359)
Yeah, I'm having problems with MLB.TV too.
   37. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4716360)
A quick Twitter search indicates a few other users are having troubles, one on iOS (iPhone) so MLBAM has some work to do on a Friday night. Stinks to be them, huh?
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4716364)
A quick Twitter search indicates a few other users are having troubles, one on iOS (iPhone) so MLBAM has some work to do on a Friday night. Stinks to be them, huh?


Yep. Just lost all my games. Was worried it was the proxy server, but guess it's just MLB.
   39. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4716365)
My MLB Gameday Audio is back up.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4716367)
Glad the video went down....9-0 Giants.....
   41. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4716368)
Angels-A's over quick. Single, single, walk, homer. I guess Garrett Richards doesn't have his good stuff today.
   42. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4716370)
Geesh. Grand slam in 4 batters.
   43. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4716371)
Crazy #### going down in the BOS/TB game.
Farrell was tossed.
His replacement, Lovullo was tossed.
HIS replacement, Brian Butterfield, was tossed.
Greg Colbrunn is now the acting manager.

All this because Price hit two batters (and didn't get tossed) while the Workman threw behind a guy (and got tossed).

Edit:
Having gone back to watch both the Ortiz and Carp HBPs, I don't think either of those were intentional.


The Ortiz one looked VERY intentional, but the Carp one looked accidental.
   44. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4716372)
Two more hits. Richards is going to give up another four runs before the bullpen can get anyone warm enough to soak up 9 innngs.
   45. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4716373)
All this because Price hit two batters (and didn't get tossed) while the Workman threw behind a guy (and got tossed).
To be fair, and I mentioned this before, Price didn't look like he was trying to hit anyone. Workman very obviously threw that ball behind Longoria intentionally.
   46. Rob_Wood Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4716374)
reminds me of the old casey stengel - yogi berrra line in a similar situation. after a yankee pitcher got lit up in the first inning, casey came to the mound and asked yogi if the pitcher had good stuff that night. yogi said he didn't know cause he hadn't caught any pitches yet.
   47. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4716375)
Bases loaded again. Richards REALLY IS going to give up another slam.

Obviously disappointing for the Angels. Richards has been pitching so well.
   48. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4716381)
Angels just pulled Richards.

He can't give up a second slam at least...
   49. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4716383)
Mets @ Phillies, tied 5-5 in top 9th. Bases loaded, Howie Rose sez they are batting .128 with bases loaded. Bobby Abreu strikes out swinging on 3 pitches. I guess that number will go down after that, huh?
   50. Sonic Youk Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4716385)
The Ortiz HBP was as obvious as a non retaliatory HBP can be, and the umps agreed. The fact that they didn't stick to their warning is the real issue.
   51. SteveF Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4716399)
The issue is the existence of the warning. They need to take that tool away from umpires entirely and force them to make a decision about whether the pitcher was throwing at the batter intentionally. If they think it's likelier than not that he was, they eject the pitcher. As soon as they do that, most of this bullshit stops.
   52. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4716404)
Nori Aoki has looked like a human blooper reel this year. Now there is this to add to the collection. It works on so many levels.
   53. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4716405)
I agree with [51]. I don't think Price threw at Ortiz (and for that matter, neither did Jerry Remy), so there was no reason for the umps to throw that warning out at the twitch of a finger. Yeah, there's been some history there, but the warning solves nothing.
   54. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4716407)
@cantpredictball: The Rays have a worse record than the Astros.

You heard it here second, folks. Ho boy.
   55. SteveF Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4716408)
I agree with [51]

To be clear, it's not that I simply disagree with the issuance of the warning there. I don't think umpires should be allowed to issue warnings ever.

As regards the specific incident, I'm 95% sure Price threw at Ortiz intentionally given how upset Price was after the division series game where Ortiz took him deep twice and took his sweet time rounding the bases. That AB was the first time Ortiz had faced Price since that incident. I'm 100% certain Price didn't throw at Carp intentionally.
   56. Dan Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:22 PM (#4716416)
There is absolutely zero doubt that Price hit Ortiz intentionally. There was a fracas the last time these teams played 5 days ago, and Price, who had hit 2 guys all year entering this game, hits Ortiz with 2 outs in the first inning. That is not a coincidence. Plus Price was all ###### about Ortiz hitting 2 homers off of him last year in the ALDS.
   57. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4716424)
Great to hear Joe Rudi in the booth with Fosse and Kuiper.
   58. boteman Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:46 PM (#4716432)
Neither the Mets nor Phillies have any interest in ending this game tonight.
   59. boteman Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:14 AM (#4716443)
Fun with numbers: @federalbaseball: Count the balls. Nats' C Wilson Ramos takes a 5-ball walk from the Rangers' Colby Lewis. https://t.co/ak0sll8c0U

There's a chance that the ump might have called the 3rd pitch a strike with an unnoticable motion, but NOBODY except the radio guys noticed this, not even Ramos who you'd expect to keep track of the count out of habit as a catcher.

I can't get this copy of Firefox to play Vine gifs no matter what tricks I pull so you'll to see for yourself and correct me if I'm wrong.
   60. JJ1986 Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:26 AM (#4716446)
Neither the Mets nor Phillies have any interest in ending this game tonight.


Apparently Chris Young is trying to end it.
   61. Perry Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:26 AM (#4716447)
Reports in the St. Louis media that the Cardinals have called up Oscar Taveras.
   62. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:27 AM (#4716448)
Indeed. wtf. these aren't turner field lights
   63. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4716450)
the people remaining at this mets v phils game are not attractive. at least not what I've been shown.
   64. Lindor Truffles Posted: May 31, 2014 at 01:30 AM (#4716465)
Al Hrabosky talking about Peralta to Horton.... "You'll have to help me with the sabermetric name, but they tell me that Peralta has saved more runs than any other shortstop in the NL."

Jhonny? I was probably the last fan of his in Cleveland but never would've expected him to be more than average with the glove. I'm glad he's still remaking himself (ten full seasons in, but just turned 32 on Wednesday).
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:17 AM (#4716476)

Jhonny? I was probably the last fan of his in Cleveland but never would've expected him to be more than average with the glove. I'm glad he's still remaking himself (ten full seasons in, but just turned 32 on Wednesday).


He's been surprisingly very good with the glove. Solid defense maybe not the range, but positioning, lack of mistakes and a quality double play combo.

Nobody expects this to last, it's a subject of a hot hand type of thing, but there is nobody in St Louis who could fault Peralta's performance this year. (he's second in the league in war among shortstops...but nobody expected that...and of course Tulowitzki is having one of the greatest seasons ever by a shortstop)
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:21 AM (#4716477)
Reports in the St. Louis media that the Cardinals have called up Oscar Taveras.


I have seen multiple reports on this, but not sure how true it is...no mention of who was sent down... if Adams was moved to the DL then that makes sense, but they called up Grichuk recently (while sending Robinson down) not sure what other move could be made, it seems cruel to callup Grichuk and then send him right down.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:37 AM (#4716482)
Found a post... Matt Adams to the DL, Taveras called up. Seems official since ESPN is announcing it.
   68. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:00 AM (#4716485)
If the Cardinal production team don't have a "Major League Guy" graphic ready to go I'm going to be disappointed.

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