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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

OMNICHATTER 6-12-2014

The “I’m Posting This Early So I Don’t Forget” OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:39 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: June 12, 2014 at 09:25 AM (#4723864)
How will the first place Nats sweep the Giants today??
   2. Astroenteritis Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4723958)
How will the Astros resemble a major league team today??!! (sorry, that's as far as I can go right now)
   3. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM (#4724047)
If the Nationals sweep the Giants today I suspect I will be so excited that I'll be pole-vaulting around the house! Cautiously optimistic. At least it's a getaway day afternoon game, so I can have my life back and not stay up until the wee hours of the night. #EastCoastBias
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4724051)
Greinke has only thrown 7 pitches and already has three hits allowed! Yikes!
   5. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4724054)

How will the Astros resemble a major league team today??!! (sorry, that's as far as I can go right now)


Hey, they're percentage points ahead of the defending WS champs in the standings. Now, that would be more impressive if the defending WS champs didn't suck, but it's a nice step forward from where they've been.
   6. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4724107)
Greinke has only thrown 7 pitches and already has three hits allowed! Yikes!


2 of those hits being a double and a 2 run homer. Since then, he's retired 12 of 13 using only 44 pitches. Baseball's a funny game.

edit: 15 of 16 only 52 pitches
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4724135)
Well, I guess the Reds' game plan today was swing early and swing often.
   8. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4724145)
Yesterday people were talking about the longest chain of time in MLB they could get from a chain of three teammates with the longest found being Ossie Bluege (1923) to Tommy John (1989) by way of Early Wynn. I found a longer one: Al Benton (1934) played with Minnie Monoso (1949 CLE) played with Harold Baines (1980 CWS) who retired in 2001. If Mark Buehrle can pitch for a two more years, Benton will be dropped in favor of him in the chain.
   9. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4724195)
The only silver lining to this game is that I have Alfredo Simon on my fantasy team. Ugg. Whenever this team feels like it's starting to get something going, it falls flat on its face.
   10. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4724204)
Which team, the Reds or the Dodgers? Where would the Reds be without Simon?
   11. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: June 12, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4724244)
I feel it needs to be pointed out that Reid Brignac has 5 RBIs in his last two at bats.
   12. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4724286)
My post was about the Dodgers who just dropped their second in a row.
   13. dr. scott Posted: June 12, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4724312)
Its hard to win with Puig on the team and all that anti-chemistry....
   14. Batman Posted: June 12, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4724321)
If Mark Buehrle can pitch for a two more years, Benton will be dropped in favor of him in the chain.
Baines was briefly a teammate of Bartolo Colon too. If Colon outlasts Buehrle, it wouldn't be the most surprising thing about his career.
   15. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: June 12, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4724375)
The Z-Man cuts the lead to 2-1.
   16. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4724383)
The Braves are having one of those Innings From Hell that make me want to punch something when they happen to my OOTP team.
   17. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 05:05 PM (#4724389)
Tim Hudson and Blake Treinen are mostly matching up, but Treinen isn't as sharp as he has been. Although he loaded the bases with no outs, then struck out weak-hitting Adrianza, then got Hudson to GIDP to get out of a jam. Still 2-1 Giants. Not a nail-biter, but it would be sweet to sweep although I'm not holding my breath for that outcome.
   18. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4724395)
Wow, Jason Hewyard just hit a no-doubt single off the right field scoreboard. I'm half surprised the ball didn't go right through it.
   19. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4724418)
Not content with fouling a ball straight back into Gerald Laird's face, Charlie Culberson Corey Dickerson went to his Manny Machado impression to record the knockout.

Edit: And then David Carpenter decided to take the next few days off and drilled Dickerson with the next pitch. Ballplayers are milling around everywhere hoping they don't have to pretend to fight.

Is there really some reason the Braves think Dickerson went the full Machado and did it on purpose?
   20. AndrewJ Posted: June 12, 2014 at 06:30 PM (#4724521)
Phils beat the Padres, 7-3, for their third win in a row. Thus tying their longest winning streak of the season.
   21. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4724532)
Nats roll over meekly, head to Saint Louis 5-2 on this road trip. I have a feeling that their ultra-hot streak is over. We'll see.
   22. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4724585)
Jonathan Singleton just launched one into outer space. The Astros aren't that bad, you know; I hadn't realized. But at this point half their lineup is young guys with All-Star upside. Seeing this makes one wonder just how much rope Theo Epstein should be getting in Chicago...
   23. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4724592)
Free (as in beer) baseball in NYC. Will Smith almost had a mini-meltdown, but kept the Brewers in it, tied 1-1 going to extrys.
   24. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4724593)
God, I hate managers using a reliever for one ####### pitch.
   25. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4724600)
Jenrry Mejia removed from the game just before starting the top of the 11th. He left with the trainer and seemed to be testing his legs as he took strides of various lengths and shuffled his feet. No apparent problem to my eye, but on comes some German guy.

edit: Mother Nature not happy about extra innings as the rains start to fall on Citi Field. Pittsburgh also in a rain delay. June Gloom is here.

edit2: Mejia left with a sore back.
   26. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4724604)
Orioles turn a DP to end the game, except the out at 1B is challenged. MLB.tv went to the "Game over" screen for 2 minutes. Now the TV coverage came back just in time to see the reviewed call: out! NOW the game is really over. Ho boy.
   27. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4724612)
Anthony Recker not making any Brownie points with Angel Hernandez. Bases loaded, 2 outs, bottom 11th, he takes a called strike 3 and jumps all up in Angel's bidniss, and is ejected forthwith. He continues barking at him as Angel (surprisingly) walks calmly away, ignoring Recker. I guess he won't be getting any borderline calls from Angel the next time they're both behind the plate.
   28. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 12, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4724613)
bote

in defense of both teams hitters hernandez zone has been huge this evening.
   29. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM (#4724635)
Looks like the Brew Crew is gonna win this. I guess C. Torres just ran outta gas and that's all she wrote.
   30. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4724637)
O somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
Somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere women talk;
But there's no joy yet in Mudville; Mighty Casey has been intentionally walked.
   31. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM (#4724638)
Jeter with 3 hits tonight, 2 runs scored & 2 RBI. That makes him 7 for 11 for the series. Yankees lead 6-1.
   32. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4724640)
With those 3 hits tonight, Jeter passes Eddie Murray for 14th on the Times on Base list (4,607).
   33. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4724643)
But there's no joy yet in Mudville; Mighty Casey has been intentionally walked.


If this is anyone other than Joe Posnanski, you're stealing his bit.
   34. PASTE Will Notice Harper When He Hits .467 (Zeth) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4724645)
THIS JUST IN: Poz is a lot better at writing than I am. (Yeah, I never dreamed I'd be first to that one, but still. Sigh.)

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