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OMNICHATTER 6-20-2014

Chatter up, up the chatter?

Gamingboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 02:27 PM | 71 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4731760)
Only fitting in that tomorrow is the first day of summer, but the "Astros Spring" appears to be over, and now it's back to the tyranny of losing streaks, bullpen collapses, and the prevent offense.
It was a nice few weeks, though.

And how 'bout those Royals!!!
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4731944)
Paul Byrd on the mic for the Braves alongside Chip. That should be interesting.
   3. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: June 20, 2014 at 07:12 PM (#4731951)
Paul Byrd on the mic for the Braves alongside Chip. That should be interesting.


Paul Byrd once pitched against the Dodgers and gave up something like 4 runs in the first inning. It may have even been baserunner-baserunner-baserunner-grand slam. Then he blanked them for the next 6-7 innings and they lost.
   4. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4731956)
Byrd did a lot with his career and without much stuff. He only pitched half a year with the Braves after signing a two-year contract (missed the first year and a half with Tommy John), but he was a ton of fun in that time. Old-school wind-up and impeccably located junk.
   5. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4731958)
Justin Upton has missed the last few games with dizziness, which is obviously a bit scary.
   6. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 07:55 PM (#4731976)
I hope Byrd doesn't knock all the mics and audio equipment off the desk with his old skool windup.

Justin Upton PH last night. Nats radio saying he's been suffering from a head cold, which might be encoded as "flu-like symptoms" in some circles.

Nats were playing the Minor B|tch role up until Desmond broke out with a solo HR, that would've been a 3-run HR if R.Zim hadn't GIDP in the PA prior.

There's a palpable amount of angst being vented in D.C. sports media (at least during the 2.7 mSec that they quit talking about D.C. football) over how the Nats do so well against other teams, but against the Braves...not so much.
   7. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:20 PM (#4731985)
Chris Johnson is back to BABIPing it up. That OBP will be over .300 any day now.
   8. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4731987)
Strasburg has 0 (zero) walks through 4, yet ends the inning trailing 2-1. Simmons just smoked that 2 out pitch through the hole to score Heyward with the go-ahead run. Maybe he shoulda walked him, huh?
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4731993)
Cardinal/Phillies game rain delayed. I live about 15 minutes from the stadium and couldn't believe it when I read it, it's beautiful outside have been in the mid 90's all day, bright blue skies.....In the last 5 minutes though, the sky quickly turned ugly. Still blue outside, but now I can at least see a few patches of ugly clouds and of course lightening and thunder. Oh well, hopefully it passes quickly.

Drawback is the radio is doing old interviews, and they are interviewing Whiney Herzog and he's got one of the most severe cases of old timers diseases(not alzheimers, but talking about the game in my day was better because.....---this time it's about multi-year contracts, that pitchers today don't try to go five innings, while in the past the manager would do everything in his power to guarantee the pitcher goes five to get the win, and the size of the bullpens are larger today because today's relievers can't go more than one inning type of garbage)
   10. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4731995)
19-game hitting streak for Evan Gattis. Would not have predicted this watching him hit last year and earlier in the season.
   11. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4731996)
Sweet play by Kiermeier sliding for a pop foul near the 1B/RF fence. Sweeter work by Dexter Fowler and the first base coach recognizing that Keirmeier put himself in a very difficult position to throw from and taking second.
   12. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4731998)
19-game hitting streak for Evan Gattis. Would not have predicted this watching him hit last year and earlier in the season.


Anybody can have a hitting streak with abundant 1-for-5's. Didn't Uggla have one a few years ago in the midst of hitting .220?
   13. DKDC Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4731999)
I think Jimenez gets one more chance as a starter and then he's off to the bullpen.

He walks the bases loaded with two outs. Hopefully the Yanks bail
him out again with another stupid play.

Edit; and I should mention that Kuroda has a no hitter going through five, although his pitch count is getting up there.
   14. madvillain Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4732000)
Ok, I'm starting to think Jose Abreu can actually maintain his .350 ISO for the duration of the year. He's not a very good all around hitter. BUT HE HAS EXTREME POWER. He's now hitting 262/323/616
   15. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4732002)
Overrated ####### SOB.
   16. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4732003)
Anybody can have a hitting streak with abundant 1-for-5's. Didn't Uggla have one a few years ago in the midst of hitting .220?


Anybody can, but most players don't. The "19 straight games of 1-for-5" streaks don't really happen with any frequency. Uggla's streak was more than 30 games, but it started when he was hitting .170 and ended with him in the .230s. Gattis was at .240 when his streak started and is at or around .300 now. That's not something you do going 1-for-5.
   17. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 08:52 PM (#4732004)
Strasburg still has not surrendered a walk to the Braves, but they are BABIPing the crap out of him. He's feeding them a steady diet of fastballs which they are spanking for ropes all over the park. Latest 2-out outburst put the Braves up 4-1 in the 5th, yet manager extraordinaire Matty Williams lets Stras lead off the inning batting for himself.

I need more beer.
   18. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4732008)
Werth strikes out on a pitch in the dirt, then does a lot of dancing to avoid Gattis' tag. Except he wasn't actually trying to advance: he was dancing toward the dugout, giving up the out. Gattis just wanted to make that tag, dammit.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4732010)
Anybody can, but most players don't.


Jimmy Rollins has a 13 game hitting streak right now....during that streak he has had 13 hits and his average has dropped.

Not that it negates your point, but it's funny that the Cardinal announcers were just talking about this as I was reading this thread.
   20. Curse of the Andino Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4732013)
Jimmy Rollins has a 13 game hitting streak right now....during that streak he has had 13 hits and his average has dropped.


I seem to remember Tommie Agee once had a 22 game streak, 23 hits in those games, and he changed bats every day.
   21. Curse of the Andino Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4732014)
Also, Ubaldo allowed 12 baserunners in 5 2/3 innings, but only one run, though he's responsible for three men on.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4732015)
Yea...Burnett is having problems finding the strike zone, 3-0 count, Holliday swings at it and hits into a double play. Frustrating to say the least.
   23. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4732016)
Dropped tag by Escobar on a magnificent throw by Perez that had Adam Jones dead to rights cost the Royals a run when Cano followed up with a double. (It would have been a triple, but, well, you know.)
   24. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4732020)
Anybody can have a hitting streak with abundant 1-for-5's. Didn't Uggla have one a few years ago in the midst of hitting .220?


Dan Uggla had a 33 game hit streak from July 5 thru Aug 13, 2011. During that streak he hit .377/.438/.762

During his current hit streak Evan Gattis has hit .386/.442/.686.
   25. Curse of the Andino Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4732021)
O's somehow get out of it. I'm going to a bar now.
   26. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4732022)
Fredi Gonzalez takes a big risk and lets a flagging Minor face Anthony Rendon with Span on third after an RBI triple, but Rendon hacks at the first pitch and hits an inning-ending foulout.
   27. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4732025)
And Logan Morrison pretty much puts this one away for the Mariners.
   28. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4732028)
Man, Hisashi Iwakuma is awesome.

Edit: LOL, and four seconds after I post that Salvador Perez pounds a circuit clout off him, followed by a Cain double. The evidence that the universe is programmed to make me wrong anytime I open my (physical or metaphorical) mouth continues to mount.

Edit 2: Circuit clout by Moustakas to hammer home the point. I think I just realized why I'm a pessimist.
   29. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4732036)
The Tigers bullpen strikes again!
   30. Every Inge Counts Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4732037)
and to think Ian Krol has been one of our better guys out of the bullpen so far...looking forward to the Joe Nathan meltdown in the 9th now.
   31. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4732038)
He really grooved one for Santana to launch into orbit.

Hide your women, and not only because there's been a Brad Ausmus sighting... it's JOBA TIME!
   32. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4732039)
THE RICE RAKER!!!
   33. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4732045)
UGGH.....damn Cardinal fan...I don't see that often, but fan interference led to an automatic double which turned a maybe run into a guaranteed run.
   34. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4732049)
Steve Pearce is hitting .320 in significant action? Steve Pearce?
   35. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4732050)
Gotta be a different Steve Pearce.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4732054)
wtf is wrong with Cardinal fans today....Two balls interfered with.
   37. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4732056)
What do you mean 'today'?
   38. simon bedford Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4732057)
jays come back from being down 8 to nothing to take the lead in the ninth,,,,believe it or not
   39. simon bedford Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4732058)
the score is now 10 to 9 with a runner on second one out, the jays have been pretty good pecking a way from 8 down
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4732060)
What do you mean 'today'?


Most of the time the ball goes into that corner, and the fans don't reach over to grab it.
   41. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4732061)
I was just being an ass. :)
   42. DKDC Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4732062)
Even though the Orioles had no business winning that game given all the Yankee squander, that was an annoying way to lose.

Oh well, now they need to beat Tanaka on Sunday to win the series (and Nuno tomorrow, of course)
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4732063)
I was just being an ass. :)


Don't disagree that there are other problems with them (the amount of butt hurt my friends had over the Lucroy video was absurd) just that they generally don't touch a live ball.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4732065)
5-1 Phillies in the 6th.... Cardinals can't score after the sixth(it's a religious rule for them) so have one inning to pull off the come from behind.
   45. simon bedford Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4732066)
the jays now lead 11 to 9 with bautista up and two out
   46. Baldrick Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4732067)
Billy Butler just got an infield hit.

I repeat: Billy Butler just beat out an infield hit.
   47. simon bedford Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM (#4732069)
good lord encarnation with the second dinger in the ninth, 3 run shot,,,and now the jays lead 14 to 9
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM (#4732070)
Nice play by Matt Adams, threw it like he was a quarterback leading a receiver. (he's had several very good plays this series)
   49. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4732071)
The Nationals are playing "Rains of Castamere" in the extra innings against the Braves. Watch your throats, guys.
   50. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4732072)
I gave up on the Jays game when it was 8-0, and came back to see what the final score was...boy, was I pleasantly surprised to see them tie it at 9.
To finish it 14-9...that's the kind of game that can help a team get out of the funk they are in now.
BIG win.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4732075)
I'm ready to beat the #### out of McLaughlin. He's talking about how the Phillies have to make a decision to be buyers or sellers in a couple of weeks and then he goes into "the Cardinals will have to make that decision also." This along with him and McCarver saying the funk of the Cardinals is called by the obstruction call from game four of the world series, makes me want to gouge my ears out.

Cardinals offense hasn't shown up this season, they have had weeks were it was ok, but it wasn't on par with last year (regardless of the risp issue)but it's still been good enough for fourth best record in the NL.

Busch stadium has been over ridden by moths tonight.
   52. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4732078)
Braves get two runs in the 13th, the second thanks to some shoddy defense. Will two runs be enough this time? And can the Braves finally win a 13-inning game?
   53. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4732079)
Uggla coulda done that. With aplomb.
   54. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4732080)
Uggla would have managed to take one of the runs off the board after injuring Gattis.
   55. puck Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM (#4732084)
It's another real Coors field game tonight (12-8 top of the 7th) so who knows what the final score will be. But Marco Estrada could end up with a win after giving up 7 runs.
   56. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4732085)
CFB, do you have a scourge of locusts there?? The TV camera can barely see home plate through the swarm.
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4732086)
McLaughlin is making a point that I like, which is how good/great Ted Simmons was, he's talking to McCarver about it, and was bringing up the numbers.... I can almost see McCarver's eyes rolling that this "40" year old is telling him how great Ted Simmons was. (McCarver fully supports Ted Simmons hof candidacy and has said as much multiple times in the broadcast)



This first base umpire has had a tough day today. (He missed one, but so did the replay) but the ump has made some tough calls and made most of them correct.
   58. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4732087)
hey did you guys notice who hit a 3-run homer for the A's in their 3-3 tie with the Red Sox?

WHY IT IS ONLY YOUR 2014 AL MVP JOSH DONALDSON
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4732088)
CFB, do you have a scourge of locusts there?? The TV camera can barely see home plate through the swarm.


Just moths..


McLaughlin called this play to end the top of the ninth, "the silliest play I have ever seen."

Hard hit ball, hits the first baseman knee...rolls out in front of him, the pitcher tries to shovel it, but more or less ends up just pushing it, the ball rolls to the first baseman who digs it out of the ground to beat a hustling ryan howard.(although I think it's arguable that the pitcher interfered with Rayn Howard) McCarver said he would have scored it 3-1-1-1-3....(as the pitcher touched the ball three times in his effort to get it to the first baseman)
   60. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 20, 2014 at 11:54 PM (#4732089)
BTW A.J. Burnett working on a CG win. And there it is.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4732091)
Cardinals have now lost 3 in a row....I can expect my facebook account to be filled of people complaining about how bad this team is.... ugh...the worst part about rooting for a successful team is the expectations of the band wagon fans the next year.
   62. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4732092)
Watching Jim Johnson pitch is not good for my health
   63. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:14 AM (#4732096)
Watching Jim Johnson pitch is not good for my health

The Red Sox 'offense' easily out-sucks Jim Johnson.
   64. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:16 AM (#4732097)
Whelp, that's three runs given up by Haren for the 12th time in 13 starts.
   65. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4732101)
The Dan Haren Experience, coming soon to a ballpark near you.
   66. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4732102)
Insert Angel bullpen, receive runs allowed. I wouldn't be shocked if the Angels' 7-1 blow-out becomes a squeaker.
   67. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 21, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4732103)
Post-game debriefing: @AdamKilgoreWP: Strasburg threw Heyward 18/19 fastballs: “I guess it was the plan going in. I don’t think it's the right plan. But that’s what we went with.”

Hey, boss! TEH PLAN!! TEH PLAAAAAAN!!
   68. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: June 21, 2014 at 01:14 AM (#4732110)
Andrew Miller trying to go for most consecutive batters hit in the foot.
   69. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 21, 2014 at 01:28 AM (#4732112)
Insert Angel bullpen, receive runs allowed.


Still not the worst bullpen in LA. :(
   70. jobu Posted: June 21, 2014 at 01:37 AM (#4732113)
Nothing not to like about Coco Crisp.
   71. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 21, 2014 at 03:13 AM (#4732118)
Sir, you are employing a double-negative.

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