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Sunday, June 01, 2014

OMNICHATTER 6-1-14

We have now gone [1] day without a bench-clearing between BOS and TB.

Gamingboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:06 AM | 72 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:20 PM (#4716824)
Dodger hitting: .257/.324/.416/.740, 45 GDP, 66 SB, 17 CS, 20 ROE
Dodger hitting allowed: .250/.316/.393/.709, 54 GDP, 28 SB, 14 CS, 28 ROE

So, yeah, I'd expect a gap of .31 points of OPS to lead to a better record. The errors are a bit troublesome, but the fewer DPs cancels it out and they're better at stealing bases. It's been a frustrating season, but at least this is a sign that their record should get better.
   2. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:17 PM (#4716842)
HOW WILL THE RED SOX WIN TODAY?
   3. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4716847)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?

They just can't seem to beat the A's no matter what happens.
   4. boteman Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4716850)
WILL THE NATIONALS KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE TODAY?

#RepeatTheStreak

Also, Row-Row-Row your Ark, gently through the Rangers' lineup.

Meh, needs work.
   5. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:47 PM (#4716853)
That is one of the biggest horseshit calls I've ever seen. He wasn't close to reaching home plate before the other guy came off the bag. What a bunch of garbage.

EDIT: wow, replay actually worked!!
   6. frannyzoo Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:50 PM (#4716854)
Good to see that replay has solved all problems with "horseshit calls."
   7. boteman Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4716855)
It's a dueling challenge-off in D.C. WOO HOO!

And the Nats win twice at once!

Alex Rios took off stealing 2B and was apparently tagged out as his lead foot came off the bag while Espinosa held the tag on the back of his knee. Meanwhile, Andrus took off from 3B and crossed the plate at about the same time.

Matt Williams challenged whether Andrus crossed before the belated out call at 2B, Ron Washington challenged whether Rios was actually out at 2B or not. Of course, the out call at 2B determined the outcome of the other, so YAY for interlocking, dueling challenges! Now we can get back to real baseball.
   8. frannyzoo Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4716857)
In a ########### of bad baseball, Elvis Andrus wins with the jog home.
   9. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:56 PM (#4716862)
Grr, Ryan Howard has to be in the top 10 1B ball-time ... in allowing runners to reach 2B on a pickoff. How can you make the majors without being about to throw?
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:13 PM (#4716872)
Cardinal broadcast is really playing up the National League Champs over the past four season angle/matchup.

   11. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4716875)
Lynn not sharp today...Giants with three hits to start the game off, 1-0 Giants in the first and still no outs with two men on.

   12. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4716878)
Last year the excuse for Danny Espinosa's crapitude was that he was supposedly injured. So what's the excuse this year?
   13. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4716880)
1 million Red Sox fans are right now inquiring on the return policy on Stephen Drew.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4716883)
Giants bat around in the first, score 4 runs, and I don't think they had one well hit ball(except maybe Hudson's flyout to end the inning)

Of course the Cardinals picked off the runner but was called safe and didn't have the guts to challenge the call.
   15. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4716887)
Ump throws out Pedroia for barking from the dugout about umps complete #### K zone.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4716893)
Ump throws out Pedroia for barking from the dugout about umps complete #### K zone.


Not a shock...seen that happen all the time. Umps will allow the batter to say something at the time, but continued whining is going to get you tossed.

   17. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:07 PM (#4716894)
Oscar brought his bat to the majors at least, but too bad the Cardinals don't have any other bats apparently and that the Giants have the babip luck fairy blessing their bats today.
   18. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4716896)
Brock Holt doing his best impression of Red Sox woobie 2014. Unlike Ciriaco (2012) and Iglesias (2013), he's hitting curves and not hitting infield singles respectively.
   19. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4716899)
Rendon has turned into quite the third baseman.
   20. salvomania Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:19 PM (#4716900)
In St. Louis, Lance Lynn has thrown 75 pitches, Tim Hudson has thrown 24, Giants up 6-0. With better infield defense this would be a 1-0 game.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4716904)
Carpenter and Oscar came to play today....the rest of the Cardinals have been watching weak hit ground balls scoot through the infield, and doing their best imitation of a matador.

   22. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4716905)
Yu Darvish is a vicious, vicious pitcher. Apparently he's actually LOST twice so far this year, and my reaction is God, how is that even possible?
   23. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4716906)
Evan Gattis with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth off Steve Ceshek and the Magical Marlins Home Run Machine. With Kimbrel unavailable, it appears Shae Simmons will get a chance to close out the game and prove he's not a lying whore.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4716908)
Hudson nearly kills Allen Craig with a hit by pitch (totally unintentional of course) in the back of the helmet. Helmet did it's job, Craig looks ok.

Oscar with his first major league bases loaded opportunity. and promptly grounds out to second on the first pitch.
   25. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4716911)
Oscar with his first major league bases loaded opportunity. and promptly grounds out to second on the first pitch.


"At least he didn't take three straight strikes looking"-Alex Hassan.
   26. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4716912)
Can't really fault Tanner Roark's effort today: 7 innings and one run, a solo shot. But it's probably going to be enough to give him the loss, because Yu Darvish is basically unstoppable.
   27. Lassus Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4716914)
Mets escape!

Tie for some go-ahead runs.
   28. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4716915)
Simmons closes it out (not without some drama), and the Braves get a sweep of Miami. Seems like a really big thing after the Red Sox disaster.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4716916)
Simmons closes it out (not without some drama)


Andrelton can do it all.
   30. JJ1986 Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4716917)
Mets are, for some reason, punting the chance to score runs in the 8th.
   31. 'Spos Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4716918)
Ha Ha, Twinkies!
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4716923)
Watching Carlos Martinez pitch more than one inning, and I really want him to be a starter, he wastes no time, versus Miller and Lynn who like to fart around on the mound.
   33. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4716924)
Michael Bourn! Cleveland walk-off was pretty epic.
   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4716928)
93 pitchout shutout for kyle lohse

lohse lost his first start of the year and has been rolling ever since.

guy not only pitches well but has convinced the other brewer starters to attack the strike zone.
   35. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4716930)
Nelson Cruz HBP by Scott Feldman on his left hand, has to leave game.
   36. Lassus Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4716931)
Third extras in a row for the Mets/Phils.
   37. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4716936)
the brewers are 11 games over .500 and still have some bullets to fire. aramis ramirez is due back and the team has been taking its time since the club has held together ok with him out. jimmy nelson is abusing triple a so a starter goes down or haywire nelson could step in and maybe help.

minor note that likely only interests me. carlos gomez is on pace to set a career high in walks. if carlos gomez walks 50 times in a season that would be bad for national league pitchers. a remotely patient carlos gomez could translate into a fearsome hitter
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4716937)
Kolten Wong with a fantastic play right there, doesn't make up for the mistake to start the game, but it was impressive diving catch.
   39. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4716944)
Earlier, Marlon Byrd broke his bat on a swing and miss.
   40. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4716945)
Remind me again how there's no such thing as momentum in baseball.
   41. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 01, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4716950)
Phillipe Aumont displays why he was in the minors yesterday. Lucas Duda can crush meatballs.
   42. JJ1986 Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4716951)
Is Wilmer Flores injured? Josh Edgin just hit for himself and then came out of the game.
   43. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4716952)
The Mariners radio broadcasters just informed me that Endy Chavez has a "calming influence on the lineup". If they mean that the lineup won't have to worry as much about the likelihood of getting on base and scoring runs, I guess they could be correct...
   44. Lassus Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4716960)
Woohoo! Nice job, Lucas.
   45. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4716962)
Does it make me a weirdo if I wave a broom around in my living room?
   46. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4716966)
shooty

we pegged you as a weirdo years ago

the broom is all part of the package
   47. Dale Sams Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4716969)
Earlier, Marlon Byrd broke his bat on a swing and miss.


When he was with the Sox, he couldn't break wind.

.320 slugging.
   48. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:24 PM (#4716970)
X-rays negative for Cruz. Day to day with a bruised hand.
   49. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4716977)
When he was with the Sox, he couldn't break wind.


I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.
   50. mathesond Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4716978)
Challenging week ahead for the Jays, they go to Detroit (Sanchez, Porcello, Verlander), then host the Cardinals (Lynn, Miller (vs. TBA, although I suspect Stroman will get the nod), and Garcia). Dickey gets two starts, which doesn't inspire as much as perhaps it should. I think I should be happy if they go 3-3 over that stretch, but unreasoning fandom naturally demands more.

Anyone else see the Vine of Hosmer's reaction to Stroman's curveball?
   51. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4716980)
math

thanks for the link. good stuff

folks ability to capture this stuff in real time and post it amazes me

you kids are FAST

now if you would just shave your sh8tty beards and stop wearing 70's era clothes thinking its cool you would be some real hope for the fturue
   52. Swedish Chef Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4716982)
I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.

Maybe his swing is powered by gaseous emissions from a posterior orifice?
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4716983)
Earlier, Marlon Byrd broke his bat on a swing and miss.

Speaking of Marlon Byrd, I am reminded of this comment in the now-closed thread on his signing:
5. Davo Dozier Posted: November 12, 2013 at 02:29 PM (#4598729)
If Marlon Byrd is still an everyday player by August, I will eat my shoe.

Looks like Byrd has played in every Phillies game thus far. Not August yet, but, June 1 is a traditional time for taking stock of where you are in MLB.
   54. mathesond Posted: June 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4716986)
now if you would just shave your sh8tty beards and stop wearing 70's era clothes thinking its cool you would be some real hope for the fturue


Harv,

Would it help if I told you I was born in 1970?

(And don't think I've forgotten the role the Brewers played in the Great Jays Collapse of 1987!)

Edit: Also, I can't tale credit for the Vine - somebody sent it into DrunkJaysFans. Heck, I have never owned a smartphone.
   55. steagles Posted: June 01, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4716991)
two awful baseball teams playing 3 consecutive extra inning games (with my team losing the last two) and still having to play another game tomorrow is a lot like what i imagine hell to be like. and cricket.
   56. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 01, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4717003)
lot like what i imagine hell to be like

h*ll involves joe buck, vegan food and show tunes......................
   57. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 01, 2014 at 07:01 PM (#4717009)
Seattle's Roenis Elias just finished a complete-game, three-hit shutout of the Tigers.
   58. crict Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:05 PM (#4717027)
To fellow Canadian BBTFer, where can I find Sunday Night Baseball? Is it possible that nobody is broadcasting it?
   59. 'Spos Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4717029)
crict

I'm listening on sportsnet. Marking.
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:19 PM (#4717030)
Not gonna lie. Getting swept in Oakland really hurts.
   61. boteman Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4717035)
Seattle's Roenis Elias just finished a complete-game, three-hit shutout of the Tigers.

You forgot the requisite "Then the Mariners announced he might be placed on the 60-day DL pending an MRI of his elbow."
   62. madvillain Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:29 PM (#4717036)
Chris salehad no hit stuff, again. Settled for the cg 2 hit 1 run 9k 1bb performance.
   63. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4717037)
Alright. Hopefully that double rattles Volquez like McCutcheon's rattles Greinke.
   64. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: June 01, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4717043)
Can someone explain to me why the Dodgers are playing their worst outfielder in center?
   65. crict Posted: June 01, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4717052)
I'm listening on sportsnet. Marking.


Found it on TSN2. Not sure if it's an editorial comment, but according to the guide, it's Women's softball.
   66. Snowboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 09:26 PM (#4717054)
TSN2 has the Sunday Night game in Canada.
   67. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 01, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4717065)
Can someone explain to me why the Dodgers are playing their worst outfielder in center?


You may be thinking of Ethier circa 2009 who was dreadful in right field. Ethier has improved his defense by a lot the last few years and has become a cromulent center fielder.
   68. Snowboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4717095)
Ethier in CF...doesn't it also have something to do with Matt Kemp being in the doghouse?
The Dodgers basically have been trying to juggle/match 4 OFers this year, and Kemp was being benched a few weeks ago due to attitude. He's off the bench because Crawford hurt his ankle and went on the DL this week.
So, Dodger followers...is Kemp in LF instead of CF because
(a) he's still in the doghouse
(b) Ethier is a better defensive CF now than Kemp
(c) they are trying to protect Kemp's fragile body
(d) other?
   69. chisoxcollector Posted: June 01, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4717118)
Chris salehad no hit stuff, again. Settled for the cg 2 hit 1 run 9k 1bb performance.


Sale has to be in the discussion for best pitcher in baseball, right?
   70. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 02, 2014 at 01:17 AM (#4717143)
[68] It's (b). Kemp's defense has tanked. He's already at -12 rField on the season which is especially impressive considering the time he's missed.
   71. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:52 AM (#4717253)
Ethier has improved his defense by a lot the last few years and has become a cromulent center fielder.


I'm pretty sure I don't believe this is true. Ethier was a shitty fielder all through his twenties -- you expect me to believe the's become a good fielder in his thirties?


EDIT: And further, the stats don't really back it up. His advanced numbers show him being slightly less awful the last few years, but this year they have him as totally awful again. Not that I buy defensive stats in particular.
   72. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: June 02, 2014 at 12:06 PM (#4717343)
I'm pretty sure I don't believe this is true. Ethier was a shitty fielder all through his twenties -- you expect me to believe the's become a good fielder in his thirties?


Matt Kemp is one of my favorite players... that said, he was never that great of an outfielder to begin with. His athletic ability made up for a lot during his good years. Now that he's lost a step or two because of injury, he can't make up for it with natural talent anymore.

Ethier is no great shakes either, but at least he know how to track a fly ball.

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