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OMNICHATTER 6-18-2014

The God-Help-Us-The-Royals-Are-In-First-Place OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:47 PM | 72 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM (#4729366)
Four runs for the Braves in the first, thanks in no small part to Evan Gattis being El Oso Badass.
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4729392)
Stanton is such a beast.

Though that's the second Marlins homer in this series that bounced off the top of the wall before going out. Game of inches.
   3. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4729395)
And Harang immediately coughs up the lead. The pundit obsession with "shutdown innings" is annoying, but damned if that isn't frustrating beyond belief.
   4. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 18, 2014 at 01:03 PM (#4729400)
Six straight hits with two outs off Harang, and the Phillies are now up 7-4. And it's Harang's game: the Braves need some innings.
   5. stanmvp48 Posted: June 18, 2014 at 01:04 PM (#4729401)
11 of the first 16 Phillies have reached base. They are in danger of going through the order twice in the first two innings.
   6. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 18, 2014 at 01:17 PM (#4729428)
M-O-O-N, that spells 1-2-3 inning. Color me shocked.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4729475)
Matt Carpenter with a leadoff homerun for the Cardinals, yesterday was his first day off for him of the season, guess he needed a rest.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4729485)
Wainwright threw a bullpen session today, and says he'll make his next start.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:13 PM (#4729603)
Mets tie the game up, Wright with a double but then slid off of the bag and was called out. (Wright argued he was pushed off the bag, it looked like a combination of descalso glove pushing on his leg and his momentum...not sure how you could call it)

Horton and Al are focusing on the previous play where Adams was off the bag at first on a force out, in which Adams was clearly off the bag when he caught the ball. Wondering why the Mets didn't challenge the call. It was a pretty obvious mistake by Adams...no clue why the Mets didn't challenge the play(double checking the rules, it's clearly within the replay rules authority to make that call)
   10. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:19 PM (#4729615)
@cantpredictball @TylerJuanCarlos: Colon scores a run for the first time in almost 12 years.

I bet the trainer had to administer oxygen to Colon in the dugout afterward.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:36 PM (#4729655)
Looks like the Cardinals aren't going to get a sweep against the Mets as they take a 3-1 lead in the 7th inning, and it's against the Cardinals religious beliefs to score runs after the 6th inning.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4729663)
And before people think I'm just making it up because of selective memory.

Split          G  PA   R
1st inning    71 292  28
2nd inning    71 331  50
3rd inning    71 288  20
4th inning    71 315  33
5th inning    71 298  34
6th inning    71 313  41
7th inning    71 302  23
8th inning    71 287  20
9th inning    52 205  13
Ext inning     7  77   6
Innings 1
-3   71 911  98
Innings 4
-6   71 926 108
Innings 7
-9   71 794  56 
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4729703)
Yes!!!. Fox Sports midwest just broke down a defensive play(it was from very early in the game and now it's late, but still.) This is what baseball broadcasts needs to do more of. Forget the close ups of the nose hairs of the pitcher, a defensive breakdown from the proper camera angle (overhead, behind plate, seeing the entire field) is much better advancement of the game than a stupid concept like Scooter was.(or an in game interview)
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4729706)
Colon is owning the over aggressive Cardinals. I have no data to back it up, but these weekday, day games, the Cardinals seem to put out a hyper active team that goes up with the attitude swing at the first pitch that looks decent, instead of work the count to get the good pitch.
   15. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4729711)
Did the 'necks just get swept at home by Philly? That's gotta leave a mark.
   16. Every Inge Counts Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4729717)
And instead of pitching sucking today for the Tigers, the other part of their game that sucks: their hitting failed them.

Ausmus is going to be a one and done manager it appears.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4729727)
Jon Jay with a catch on a routine fly ball to centerfield that actually was pretty cool. The ball was in the sun, he had his glasses on, and was looking through the webbing and still was having problems seeing it.. luckily stabs at the ball and catches it, he looked into his glove and was surprised to see it there.


Cardinal announcers just asked if this is the oldest pairing of a pinch hitter for a pitcher. 41 year Abreu for 41 year old Colon.
   18. Mike Webber Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4729729)
Homer by Big Papi in bottom of the 10th to tie the game 1 to 1 that hooks around Pesky Pole. Fun game.
   19. Mike Webber Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4729733)
And then Napoli goes back to back with a dinger to dead center. Pan-delirium at the ball park.
   20. Davo Dozier Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4729735)
Glen Perkins—who hasn’t pitched since Friday—watches from the bench as RHP Casey Fien gives up a game-tying homer in the 10th to David Ortiz.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4729746)
My wish in every game that we lose, is that at the very least we get the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning. Cardinals are pretty good at doing that this year, just not as good at delivering the big hit.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4729747)
Holliday is a dp god. (not a good thing)(yet is fourth on the team in gidp this year....challenged the single season record last year though)

   23. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4729753)
Cardinals do score a run in the 9th to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth...two outs thanks to Holliday's double play.

Ask any Cardinal fan, this year, who you want up in this situation,(man on first two outs) and Matt Adams would be that guy.... guess who is up.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4729775)
Oh well.. Mets win.. Cardinals win 2 out of 3 against the Mets. Colon with a great game.

Here come the Phillies for a four game set starting tomorrow. (Cardinals are now something like 19 and 4 against the NL East at home since last season.)
   25. Nasty Nate Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4729823)
Glen Perkins—who hasn’t pitched since Friday—watches from the bench as RHP Casey Fien gives up a game-tying homer in the 10th to David Ortiz


Apparently he has a sore back.
   26. Davo Dozier Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:55 PM (#4729826)
#25--Ah, thanks. I imagined it was something like that (I haven't been following the team that closely lately.)
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4729843)
Uh oh.

@GeorgeSipple · 32m
Ausmus was asked how he deals with the losing when he goes home: "I beat my wife." Obviously was joking and he later apologized.
   28. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 18, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4729848)
So recently the Dodgers were 9.5 games back, matching their low point from last season (significantly better record than the 30-42 they had, but still 9.5 back is 9.5 back). Just over a week later and it could get cut to 4 games today. The White Sox are certainly doing their part so far.
   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4729872)
Before their winning streak, the Royals had the 11th worst record in baseball. Now they have the 5th best.
   30. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 18, 2014 at 05:39 PM (#4729887)
The Giants...close, but no cookie today. CHW 7, SFG 6 but they mounted an exciting comeback.

Weird having all these afternoon games especially on a Wednesday. Without looking at the schedule I'd assume that these are all teams playing 4 game weekend series coming up.
   31. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 07:19 PM (#4730012)
Woo-hoo, replay worked.
   32. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 07:39 PM (#4730031)
And it's great to see Nat Gio back out on the mound.
   33. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4730054)
Alright Desi!
   34. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4730074)
Reds up 8-0. A win todsy will put them back at .500
   35. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4730087)
Span with a big clutch hit cuts the deficit to one.
   36. Good cripple hitter Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4730101)
Cardinal announcers just asked if this is the oldest pairing of a pinch hitter for a pitcher. 41 year Abreu for 41 year old Colon.


Not sure if this should count, but 54 year old Minnie Minoso pinch-hitting for 30 year old Greg Pryor in this game is an older pair.

ETA: 39 year old Maury Wills pinch-hitting for 49 year old Hoyt Wilhelm is more legitimate.
   37. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4730103)
"Rice Raker" Rendon raps resounding ringer!
   38. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4730110)
Nicely done McLouth, I'll take it.
   39. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: June 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4730126)
Awoooooooooooga! Fire up the sub horn; it's a first place, season series sweepin' Curly W in the books!!
   40. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4730145)
The Pirates are waving the white flag after a rain delay, send up Travis Snider to pitch the 9th inning in a 9-3 losing cause.

Make that 11-3 losing cause courtesy Billy Hamilton RBI double. Although Snider did retire the leadoff batter in the 9th on one pitch.

Now he celebrates striking out Joey Votto to end the inning.
   41. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4730153)
5 innings in, Kershaw's doing alright tonight.
   42. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4730155)
Kershaw perfect through six innings, with 10 strikeouts to boot.
   43. Baldrick Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4730159)
Bummer of a way to lose the perfect game. Hanley should have made that play.
   44. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4730160)
No-hitter through seven, 12 Ks.
   45. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:49 AM (#4730162)
Rockies rookie Kyle Parker, ex Clemson QB, hasn't yet put the ball in play in his MLB career (3 games, 4 PA's, 4 K's so far).
   46. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:53 AM (#4730164)
He put one in play!! And only used 1 pitch.
   47. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 12:53 AM (#4730166)
Kershaw pitching, Scully announcing. Doesn't get much better than this.
   48. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:03 AM (#4730168)
ETA: 39 year old Maury Wills pinch-hitting for 49 year old Hoyt Wilhelm is more legitimate.


Forty-eight-year old Julio Franco pinch-hit for 41-year-old Tom Glavine.

   49. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:05 AM (#4730169)
That's one!
   50. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4730170)
That's a tough pinch hitting assignment.
   51. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4730171)
That's two!
   52. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4730172)
Last 3 outs have taken 3 pitches.
   53. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4730173)
Geez, not close on that fastball.
   54. jobu Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:07 AM (#4730174)
Kershaw pitching, Scully announcing. Doesn't get much better than this.


Indeed.
   55. puck Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4730175)
Wow. Not a bad game!
   56. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4730176)
That's three!
   57. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4730177)
Game score: 102. Not bad.
   58. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4730178)
Literally got home and turned on the TV with an 0-2 count on the last batter. Saw the last two pitches.

Hate the Dodgers. Congrats to Kershaw.
   59. jobu Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4730179)
Thank you, mlb.tv.
   60. Baldrick Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:11 AM (#4730180)
I thought his pitch count was too high to finish the game once it stopped being Perfect. Nice of the Rockies to accomodate.

Man, Kershaw is really good, huh?
   61. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:13 AM (#4730181)
Wow, that was dominant. My favorite line tonight by Vin was his line about how Kershaw's been playing for money since 2006, but how he's gotta be dry in the mouth and in the throat.
   62. Batman Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:14 AM (#4730183)
A no-hitter can make a quarter-billion dollar team jump around in bubbles.
   63. Moe Greene Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:15 AM (#4730184)
Excepting if my team manages to win the World Series this year, I'm going to guess this will be the pinnacle of my baseball fandom for the year: watching a Kershaw no-hitter with 15 K's, announced by Scully. One of the best, pitching his best, announced by the best.
   64. jobu Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:16 AM (#4730185)
Clayton Kershaw's #1 comp through age 25 in BB-Ref is Gary Nolan. Gary Nolan was also really good.

Which is not meant to put a downer on it....it's more that I am occasionally amazed at how good Nolan was in the early part of his career.
   65. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:26 AM (#4730187)
Kershaw becomes the sixth pitcher to pitch a no-hitter with no baserunners but one ROE.
   66. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:33 AM (#4730190)
                                                                            
Player                   Date  Tm Opp   Rslt  AppDec  IP H R ER BB SO BF HBP
Walter Johnson     1920-07-01 WSH BOS         W  1-0 9.0 0 0  0  0 10 28   0
Bill McCahan       1947-09-03 PHA WSH W  3-0 SHO9  W 9.0 0 0  0  0  2 28   0
Dick Bosman        1974-07-19 CLE OAK W  4-0 SHO9  W 9.0 0 0  0  0  4 28   0
Jerry Reuss        1980-06-27 LAD SFG W  8-0 SHO9  W 9.0 0 0  0  0  2 28   0
Jonathan Sanchez   2009-07-10 SFG SDP W  8-0 SHO9  W 9.0 0 0  0  0 11 28   0
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Generated 6/19/2014.
   67. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:44 AM (#4730193)
Where donyou find the game score at? I just checked retro sheet and couldnt find it.
   68. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:54 AM (#4730194)
Kershaw now has the second-highest nine-inning Game Score in MLB history, behind only Kerry Wood and his 105.
   69. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: June 19, 2014 at 01:54 AM (#4730195)
Never mind found em. Wood had a 105 in his 20k 1 hit batter and the 1 hit that should have been scored an error.
   70. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 19, 2014 at 02:47 AM (#4730199)
I just got home from watching Kershaw's no hitter at Dodger Stadium. In the 6th inning, I actually turned to my friend while Hanley was batting and said "after this at bat, they should pull him for defense." Still awesome, though.
   71. bobm Posted: June 19, 2014 at 03:16 AM (#4730200)
Not sure if this should count, but 54 year old Minnie Minoso pinch-hitting for 30 year old Greg Pryor in this game is an older pair.

This game had a 57-year-old Nick Altrock pinch hit for 34-year-old John Kerr [ETA: 34 y, 309 d].

Julio Franco is the oldest pinch hitter to appear in a game before the 27th of September.

                                                                    
Rk           Player    Age          Date  Tm Opp   Rslt PA AB R H BB
1    Charley OLeary 58.350 1934-09-30(2) SLB DET L  2-6  1  1 1 1  0
2      Nick Altrock 57.016    1933-10-01 WSH PHA L  0-3  1  1 0 0  0
3      Nick Altrock 55.012    1931-09-27 WSH BOS L  2-4  1  0 0 0  1
4     Minnie Minoso 54.311    1980-10-05 CHW CAL W  5-3  1  1 0 0  0
5     Minnie Minoso 54.310    1980-10-04 CHW CAL W  4-2  1  1 0 0  0
6      Julio Franco 49.025    2007-09-17 ATL FLA W 11-6  1  1 0 1  0


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Generated 6/19/2014.
   72. AndrewJ Posted: June 19, 2014 at 06:23 AM (#4730209)
Kershaw becomes the sixth pitcher to pitch a no-hitter with no baserunners but one ROE.

In Christy Mathewson's second career no-hitter (6/13/1905), two Cubs reached base on Giant errors.

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