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OMNICHATTER 6-28-2014

Tanaka! Darvish! Greinke! Samardzija! Sale! Gray! Scherzer! Hughes!

Hughes?

Sorry, still not used to that.

Gamingboy Posted: June 28, 2014 at 12:23 AM | 60 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4738316)
I thought you meant Pat Hughes, the radio play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubbies. At least the Nationals aren't just laying down today, although a 1-0 lead in the 7th has a pretty tenuous feel under current conditions I must say.
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4738382)
Ryan Howard with back-to-back errors in the fourth inning.
   3. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4738384)
And a derisive cheer from the Philly phaithful when Howard successfully corrals a ground ball.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4738393)
Darwin Barney with a bat in his hands almost makes me long for the days of Ryan Theriot.
   5. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4738397)
Without looking, I'd say Darwin Barney ~ Danny Espinosa at the plate.
   6. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4738404)
I am just so sick of Chris Johnson.
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 28, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4738406)
That was a big time DP for the Jays right there. Comeback time.
   8. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4738412)
There really is nothing more annoying than watching your team issue a lead-off walk to a crummy hitter. Really, Ervin? Koyie Hill?
   9. DA Baracus Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:08 PM (#4738520)
I am just so sick of Chris Johnson.


But he's back! His BABIP in June is 417!
   10. JJ1986 Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:11 PM (#4738522)
Mookie Betts called up to Boston.
   11. DA Baracus Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4738524)
Christian Bethancourt is starting at catcher for the Braves tonight. I assume to make room Gattis is going to the DL.
   12. bobm Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4738531)
   13. Ziggy Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:48 PM (#4738537)
I like Betts, but his walks seem to be heavily of the "good batting eye + poor pitcher control" type, which don't translate so well to the majors. (This has been Adam Eaton's big problem.)
   14. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4738540)
Jaime has been sent down to make room, DA. Kind of a tough break for a guy who has looked so good, but hey, at least the Braves are playing without 12 pitchers in a regular season game for the first time in recent memory.
   15. Every Inge Counts Posted: June 28, 2014 at 07:22 PM (#4738550)
So what shitty team are the Tigers going to have to trade with to get a closer on the team?
   16. Baldrick Posted: June 28, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4738551)
The Great Jerome Williams Closer Experiment of 2014 began and ended today.
   17. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4738552)
The Marlins have Kevin Gregg.

Oh wait, I thought you meant sh|tty closer???
   18. DA Baracus Posted: June 28, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4738557)
Jaime has been sent down to make room, DA.


That's good, should mean Gattis isn't out for long. On the other hand.... just cut Uggla, get it over with.
   19. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4738559)
So what shitty team are the Tigers going to have to trade with to get a closer on the team?

Jim Johnson is a Proven Closer; I bet the A's would let him go for a song (and several million dollars).
   20. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4738563)
2014 AL MVP Josh Donaldson leads off the 12th with a single, Lowrie erases him with a GIDP, and now Tommy Milone is pinch-hitting for Dan Otero.
We got a wild one in Miami, folks!
   21. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4738566)
Proven Closer Jim Johnson gets 3 consecutive outs for the first time all season, and weeeeeee're on to the 13th inning!
   22. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4738568)
Nats @ Cubbies in what I expect to be a brief rain delay, which rain began moments after Valbuena smacked a 2-run HR to RF to tie it up. Figures.

I should run down to the Monstrosity in Miami and watch the extra innings, looks like it really has been a wild one. And the Philthies have tied it up with the Barves now in the 4th, so the NL East is entertaining, at least.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4738569)
Red Sox runners on 2nd & 3rd, nobody out, and Tanaka-san turns it up a notch, 2 Ks & grounder. He can pitch. 1-1 in 4th.
   24. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:38 PM (#4738570)
Donaldson's 2-out single plates Moss, puts A's up 7-6 in the 14th.

M-V-P

M-V-P
   25. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:39 PM (#4738571)
No matter how many times I hear Mark DeRosa speak, I'll never get used to that accent.
   26. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4738572)
Marlins radio announcers and Ken Rosenthal's Twitter account keep talking about David Wright's shoulder needing a cortisone shot, but he won't need to go on the DL before a second opinion on Monday. What hoppen??
   27. DA Baracus Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4738575)
No matter how many times I hear Mark DeRosa speak, I'll never get used to that accent.


From what I've heard today I'd be glad to never hear him again.
   28. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:52 PM (#4738577)
Jim Johnson versus Jeff Mathis: movable object versus stoppable force.

And Mathis walks. Sure.
   29. Swedish Chef Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:52 PM (#4738578)
And Jeff Mathis comes through!
   30. Swedish Chef Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:55 PM (#4738582)
Jeff Francis still has a job?
   31. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4738583)
Thank you, Oakland!

Although I can't understand how the scrubs who batted for the Marlins in their 14th did anything other than make outs. Oh, right, Jim Johnson.
   32. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4738584)
oh god jim johnson please demand to be traded for anything,anything at all
   33. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4738585)
For those of you hanging on every pitch, the Nationals @ Cubs game is slated to resume at 21:10 Eastern Time, so 9 minutes from the time I hit...
   34. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4738587)
Lord BABIP heard me and is throwing me the middle finger.

I am just so sick of Tommy La Stella and Christian Bethancourt.
   35. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4738590)
Looks like the Dodgers not only KO'd Lance Lynn, but cardsfanboy as well. Then again, he didn't post at the beginning of the game so he might be out doing something else tonight.
   36. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4738591)
Fox TV put up a graphic showing how the Phillies' team ERA has been shrinking each month of 2014. Moments later La Stella spanks a 2-run double to make it 4-1.

Take heart, CFBF, Uggla pinch "hit" for the pitcher. Prolly shoulda let the pitcher hit.
   37. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4738592)
The A's have won 203 of their last 325 games... who ARE these guys?
   38. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:19 PM (#4738593)
Woah, just looked through the play by play and saw that the Dodgers had another runner out at home trying to score on a wild pitch. That's two night in a row.
   39. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:20 PM (#4738595)
Nats @ Cubbies has resumed, Wilson Ramos smacked a solo HR to left center to put the Nats up 3-2. Samaradajizza must be a little rusty after the rain delay as he next hit McLouth on his lead foot.
   40. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4738596)
At least the Red Sox's standard toothless display tonight is against a good pitcher instead of a Vidal Nuno.
   41. dejarouehg Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:55 PM (#4738600)
Did Napoli call Tanaka an idiot for that lousy 0-2 pitch?
   42. dejarouehg Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4738601)
He'd be right. The 0-1 pitch was awful! The 0-2 pitch was worse.
   43. dejarouehg Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4738602)
He'd be right. The 0-1 pitch was awful! The 0-2 pitch was worse.
   44. dejarouehg Posted: June 28, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4738603)
sorry for double post
   45. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4738605)
Marlins make history: @ESPNStatsInfo: Marlins are first team in MLB history to lose five-or-more 13+ inning games in a calendar month (via @EliasSports)
   46. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4738607)
Wow. Flashbacks to May 28, 2000.
   47. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM (#4738620)
Zack Cozart, tin glove shortstop. E-6
   48. boteman Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4738632)
Mesoraco took a pitch bouncing off the dirt on his right shoulder and then his wrist in the process of blocking it. When he finally recovered the camera showed him wincing a bit. That might leave a mark.
   49. boteman Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM (#4738637)
If that really was a hit-and-run play, then the Reds just turned it into a take-and-saunter play as Cozart took strike 3 for out #2 and Ludwick sauntered into the tag somewhere in the vicinity of 2B as the throw beat him by a mile. Inning over, Reds still trail 1-0. Wow.
   50. Snowboy Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:12 AM (#4738639)
Indians@Mariners, visitors lead 5-0 thru 7.
Josh Tomlin was perfect into the 5th, has allowed only a single to Seager so far.
Roenis Elias on the other side is done, 100 pitches, only 2 Ks, and struggled with command all night.
Ump Marvin Hudson has been generous to Tomlin, but still: this is Josh Tomlin? Cano has hit only 4 HR all year, Michael Saunders has not blossomed like I thought he might (and has been on the DL already), they are playing 4 HR Logan Morrison at 1B, and Endy Chavez is the DH tonight against a righty, with Dustin Ackley in LF, and James Jones in CF.
Mariners PBP guy a few innings ago was poncing about the Angels-Pirates trade of Frieri-Grilli, and expressing surprise that the Frieri was moved, and called him one of the only reliable options in what has been a bad bullpen this year. (Uhh, try to keep up with the news, guy? The ERA of 6.50 on the season, and 12.00 for the last month?)

I don't watch the Mariners regularly, but they don't seem on paper to be a 43-37 team. And then I tune in to a game, and it clarifies nothing for me.
   51. Snowboy Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM (#4738648)
Hockeyhair Tomlin wins it, complete game shutout.
Allows only 1 hit, first 1-hit shutout thrown by an Indian since Billy Traber in 2003.
   52. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4738649)
Didn't take long for Romo to blow the save. That pitch to Phillips was a cookie.
   53. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM (#4738650)
Why does MLB tv only use a few highlights at their commercial breaks. They have all these possible highlights but they run the same ones every time. It's the Zimmerman homer, the Santana no hitter and a few others every break.
   54. boteman Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:02 AM (#4738652)
I guess throwing 101 mph doesn't result in the "shutdown inning" that Chapman was expected to provide. Pence singled, Pablo walked, Posey doubled in the tying run. Attack of the Ps.
   55. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:03 AM (#4738653)
Buster Posey ties it up!. Chapman, not looking so great right now, really fighting control of his slider.
   56. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4738654)
I guess when you're Aroldis Chapman, you can put guys on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out and still get out of it.
   57. boteman Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:12 AM (#4738655)
I don't get PH Arias for Crawford? Arias is a worse hitter and Crawford has been hitting well lately. Maybe his platoon splits or record against Chapman were scary, but they couldn't be as bad as Arias against a fireballer like that. Now Crawford's glove is out of the game in extras. Puzzling decision.
   58. Snowboy Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:30 AM (#4738659)
Arias is not a major leaguer.
He doesn't have an XBH this year, in 100 PA.
2013 he had 636 OPS vs RHP, 618 vs LHP, and he is RHB, so he doesn't wield some crazy platoon advantage.
And he had 1 SB in 2013, so forget about whatever speed value you might have thought he still had from his Texas minor league days.
Basically, he made the PCL at age 21 as a shortstop in 2006, and has been dining out on that ever since.
   59. boteman Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:34 AM (#4738661)
Wow, Blanco just could not wait to hack away to pop up the first pitch. Then Pence hacks 3 times end the inning. Nothing like a little patience at the plate when you would rather go home, guys. I guess these guys think they're Joey Votto or sumpin.

edit: Bunt, bunt, bunt, bunt, bunt, bunt, IBB, IBB, IBB, IBB, IBB...just giving away offensive outs and defensive baserunners. OK, Boch, go git um!

edit2: Oh, look! You load the bases intentionally, make a mistake pitch, and now the game is no longer tied. Who woulda thunk it???
   60. boteman Posted: June 29, 2014 at 01:50 AM (#4738663)
Well, now it's just Jean, Jean, the Hit Machine. But here comes JUMBO DIAZ!! Good night!

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