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Saturday, May 31, 2014

OMNICHATTER 5-31-2014

It has been [0] days since the last bench-clearing between Boston and Tampa.

Gamingboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:29 AM | 68 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4716509)
Can anyone stop Edw....scratch that...Jose Bautista?
   2. valuearbitrageur Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:16 PM (#4716537)
Houston has won 7 in a row and my prediction they wouldn't lose 100 looking pretty strong. You can build through the draft these days.

George Springer has hit 10 HR in 2 weeks and is now hitting .261/.351/.510/.860 after absolutely awful start. Nice decision in turning down that contract, George.
   3. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4716539)
HOW WILL THE RED SOX WIN TODAY?
   4. salvomania Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4716542)
Excited about Oscar's debut today....
   5. SoCalDemon Posted: May 31, 2014 at 01:47 PM (#4716551)
With Houston suddenly emerging as a legitimate team, the AL West looks head and shoulders above any other division.

By run differential (before today):
AL West +99
NL West +6
NL East 0
NL Central -16
AL Central -44
AL East -45

Less dominant by win diffential, but still leading.
By win diffential:
AL West +8
NL West +5
AL Central +2
NL East -3
AL East -3
NL Central -9

   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4716553)
Not often you can watch a big leaguer flub a play that you can honestly say, "I would've made that play." Soriano... I would have made that play.
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:08 PM (#4716556)
Twins get 2nd and 3rd with nobody out with the 3-4-5 guys up, and don't score. Ouch.
   8. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:16 PM (#4716557)
The D.C. 9 are administering the Capitol Punishment owed to the Rangers for leaving in 1971. 10-2 Nats and counting...
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4716560)
It's not often a pitcher comes into a game with a 27.00 ERA, and leaves the game with an even higher one (43.88), but that's what happened to the Royals' Aaron Brooks today.
02.IP, 7ER against the Jays.
   10. puck Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4716561)
Excited about Oscar's debut today....


Tavares? That could be exciting.
   11. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:38 PM (#4716566)
PORT JERVIS LOVES HOME COOKING!
   12. rconn23 Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:38 PM (#4716567)
Only three reasons to watch the Yankees right now: Solarte, Tanaka and Betances.
The Yankees have put up two runs in 13 innings against two garbage pitchers.
   13. Effervesoteric Posted: May 31, 2014 at 02:59 PM (#4716573)
Have to say that, after the missed April and the inauspicious first start, Doug Fister has been as advertised for the Washington Nationals. Just a fantastic addition to the rotation, particularly given Jordan Zimmermann's recent woes.
   14. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4716575)
The Yankees have put up two runs in 13 innings against two garbage pitchers.


They have also now run into 3 outs on the bases on base hits to RF in a game and a half.

####### unreal.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4716577)
Welcome to the Majors, Oscar Taveras!

Now, don't ever do that again!!
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4716578)
Oscar Taveras with his first major league homerun.
Go out and get your curtain call....
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4716579)
Rain delay, but it's in the bottom of the fifth inning with the home team leading, contrary to Rick Horton, this is an official game....

but now it looks like the rain delay isn't happening.
   18. Perry Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4716585)
Boy, that was some majestic shot, over the RF bullpen. And yeah, I don't know what baseball rules Ricky Horton is operating under, but in the real world that's an official game for sure.
   19. rconn23 Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4716586)
Tanaka is just beastly. He deserves a better fate.
   20. Swedish Chef Posted: May 31, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4716590)
Brian McCann did something. ####### unreal.
   21. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4716594)
Braves called up Shae Simmons, a hard-throwing minor league reliever with outstanding numbers. Was a 22nd round draft pick just a couple years ago. Maybe he can paper over some of the team's bullpen holes.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:15 PM (#4716598)
Looks like Cardinal/Giants rain delay is over. Of course we have a rain delay during a Wacha start, I think this is his fourth game with a rain delay so far this season.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4716603)
Cardinal TV announcer(Hrabosky and Horton) have a full on obsession with Hunter Pence, can't really tell if they hate him or love him as they are making fun of everything he does and then say "He gets the results" and "wouldn't mind having him on our team"

They are bagging on how much movement he has in the batters box, how ungainly he looks fielding the ball, his pants etc.... And this has carried on for several innings now.
   24. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4716605)
Chip Caray and Joe Simpson say the same stuff about Pence, CFB. I think he's just the type who solicits a lot of bemused commentary.
   25. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4716610)
Holy crap. Chris Denorfia just made a diving catch, then tumbled so hard I thought he'd fall apart like a lego tower.
   26. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4716611)
Pence reminds me of a parts-picking machine on a factory assembly line, only with more arms and much wilder movement.
   27. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4716613)
The Hammer finds a nail!
   28. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4716614)
Freeman off the schneid against the Marlins!
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4716616)
That is good to know...the Cardinals announcers have a tendency to focus on a player for the opposing team that they generally don't like (Long before Brandon Phillips was hated in St Louis, the announcers clearly hated him)
   30. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4716617)
NAILED.
   31. Effervesoteric Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4716619)
Braves called up Shae Simmons, a hard-throwing minor league reliever with outstanding numbers.
Could be an untrustworthy whore, however. Best to check with Lord Tyrion first.
   32. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:56 PM (#4716620)
For hands of gold are always cold, but a reliever's hands are warm...
   33. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4716621)
CFB, my MLB Gameday widget still shows the Cards game in rain delay in the bottom of the 6th. Is it stuck?

Also, what has Ruben Tejada been drinking/smoking/eating??
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:15 PM (#4716628)
Delayed again.
It turns out this is the fifth game Wacha has pitched this year that has had a rain delay. With our bullpen, not sure that I want him to leave the game, but at the same time, not sure that I want to risk his arm returning.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4716629)
CFB, my MLB Gameday widget still shows the Cards game in rain delay in the bottom of the 6th. Is it stuck?


It started up, finished the fifth inning, started the six inning and it started coming down again. (after Holliday struck out to end the sixth they delayed it again)
   36. Dale Sams Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:33 PM (#4716634)
I'm digging those Indian unis, other than The Chief of course.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4716637)
Game starting up again.. Wacha out and Freeman coming in. Freeman is a guy that has tremendous stuff, mid 90's left hander who for some reason has never been able to impress Matheny enough to earn playing time. He's a lefty who can get out righties, he's not starter material, he's exactly what the Cardinals need as a reliever and just can't seem to break into the bullpen.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4716639)
Cardinals showed a list of Cardinal players with homeruns as their first major league hit.... there were three pitchers on that list, including Adam Wainwright. (not everyone was homerun in their first at bat, just that their first career hit was a homerun)
   39. Dale Sams Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4716641)
1. Holy ####, Bob Davidson, retire already...wandering towards the Rockies dugout, staring at the crowd trying to figure out who is barking at him.

2. Who is Brian Shaw? He's ripping off these sliders with insane movement and speed.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4716645)
This is the bullpen we thought we had coming into the season. At this point in time, we might as well send Martinez back to the minors to strengthen his arm up as a starter, Neshek is clearly the setup man we need.
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4716648)
Having an argument with another Cardinal fan who is bagging on Matheny's tactical skills... his primary argument is the sacrifice bunt. Cardinals under Matheny have generally been right at league average in sacrifice bunts. I don't see what the complaint is. He's trying to sacrifice here. 2-0 game bottom of the 8th inning man on first no outs and Wong up to bat. This is exactly when you sacrifice here....

of course they call the bunt off and Wong lines out.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4716649)
Horton bringing up run expectancy again, and Al brought in the point that Horton has not brought up(mostly because he's trying to keep it simple) in that it really matters on who is up to bat and coming up and the quality of the pitcher they are facing etc. All in regards as to whether to bunt.

I'm loving the fact that Horton is a convert to run expectancy, I just wish more people would realize that the chart is based upon "average hitters" coming up and batting. Too often I see stat guys who pull the run expectancy and ignore the situation in their argument against the bunt.
   43. Brian White Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4716653)
Interesting to note: when calling pitches, during this series with the Marlins, the Braves' catchers have been using the more complex set of signals you normally see with a runner on second. They're doing this even with nobody on, so it looks like they suspect that the Marlins are stealing signs and relaying them to hitters during ABs.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4716655)
Looks like Rosenthal has his mojo back.
   45. Lassus Posted: May 31, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4716663)
Oh Mets. Why do you do this to us?
   46. Rob_Wood Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:01 PM (#4716665)
was anyone watching rangers-nats game earlier? umpire called a pitch a strike ... rangers dugout starts ######## ... umpire changes call to a ball ... game goes on as if this happens every day
   47. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:18 PM (#4716668)
Marcus Stroman twirled a gem today in his first MLB start: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
   48. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:29 PM (#4716670)
was anyone watching rangers-nats game earlier? umpire called a pitch a strike ... rangers dugout starts ######## ... umpire changes call to a ball ... game goes on as if this happens every day

That's nothing. Last night Wilson Ramos worked a 5-2 count to take a walk. He, the catcher, and umpire talked amongst themselves, but no, the count was whatever the umpire figured it might be even though it was wrong.
   49. Canker Soriano Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4716674)
The Cubs lineup today featured 5-8 hitters hitting .213, .133, .163, and .182 (with the pitcher at .053).

Naturally they won the game 8-0. The 5-9 spots had 5 hits, scored 4 runs, and had 3 RBI.
   50. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2014 at 07:46 PM (#4716677)
Another Red Sox player HBP. TIME TO RIOT.
   51. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4716683)
Once again, neither the Mets nor Phillies want this game to end. The pitcher Men Men Men Men on a Ship just smoked a ball with Howard on 3B, but it was right to Tejada so out #3. On to the 14th inning.

edit: Now Mets radio indicating that Manship must have pulled up lame on his hard run to 1B after reviewing the video, so now Bastardo is pitching.
   52. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 31, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4716688)
Brock Holt with his first career home run.
   53. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: May 31, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4716695)
   54. Effervesoteric Posted: May 31, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4716703)
was anyone watching rangers-nats game earlier? umpire called a pitch a strike ... rangers dugout starts ######## ... umpire changes call to a ball ... game goes on as if this happens every day
Eh, the Rangers needed all the help they could get these last two days, and then some. I suppose it's easy for me, as a Nats fan, to be serene about such things when the team has suddenly turned on its offensive powers full-blast.
   55. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4716704)
Jackie Bradley, Jr. in pain after the ball rebounded off the outfield wall back into his face going for a catch, resulting in an inside-the-park-HR.

And he's staying in the game after being attended to.
   56. kthejoker Posted: May 31, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4716705)
Apropros of nothing, Mark Appel got rocked in his first return to the minors. 10 ER in 1.2 IP. Throwing 95, a few sliders, just ... many, many hard-hit balls.
   57. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4716707)
Wow. Appel really did not want to sign with the teams that drafted him, huh?
   58. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4716715)
[52] After Revere got his first HR a few days ago, he wanted to get off the top spot for active PAs with no HR (non-pitcher division) as quickly as possible.
   59. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4716718)
Jesus Fracking Christmas. Angels make two outs at home plate in the 2nd inning after leaving the bases loaded in the first.
   60. esseff Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM (#4716719)
Cespedes putting on a throwing clinic in the second inning. Holds one Angel to a single on a ball hit into the corner and throws out two at the plate.
   61. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 31, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4716737)

Jackie Bradley, Jr. in pain after the ball rebounded off the outfield wall back into his face going for a catch, resulting in an inside-the-park-HR.


It was a weird game for that stuff. The Rays starting catcher Solis (?) left the game when he was hit in the face on a ricochet while batting. De La Rosa threw an 0-2 pitch in the dirt, Pierzynski blocked it and it popped up and caught him square in the kisser.
   62. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4716745)
I like the contrast in perspectives in [59] and [60]
   63. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4716747)
Cespedes, In play, run(s). Yes indeed!
   64. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:04 AM (#4716750)
Angels give this one away. The failures in the first two innings kind of doomed them. Yeah, Oakland's a better team, but that's no reason to help them out by giving away winnable games.

The coliseum's been a house of horrors for the Angels. Tonight's just another butchering. Sigh. Turning off the game now.
   65. esseff Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:15 AM (#4716752)
32-year-old pitcher Jarrett Grube makes his major-league debut for the Angels. EDIT: And gives up a three-run homer to Cespedes, who's had quite a night.
   66. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:19 AM (#4716754)
Yoenis Cespedes. Wow.
   67. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:21 AM (#4716755)
Two tie preserving outfield assists, a late game tie breaking triple, and a back breaking three run shot. Cespedes is going to have one hell of a WPA tonite.
   68. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:32 AM (#4716758)
Yoenis Cespedes IS really good at baseball.

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