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OMNICHATTER 6-30-2014

The Daily OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 04:15 PM | 56 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 30, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4740153)
I've been on the east coast for the last few days and will be here 6 weeks. It's really weird going on espn.com at 5 pm and seeing that no baseball games have started yet.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: June 30, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4740166)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE A GAME THEY SHOULD HAVE WON TODAY?
   3. Poster Nutbag Posted: June 30, 2014 at 06:05 PM (#4740250)
   4. Dale Sams Posted: June 30, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4740319)
Royals sign Ibanez.

"He's what we call a professional hitter," Yost said. "So we think he's going to be a big addition to our team."
   5. boteman Posted: June 30, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4740320)
Well, he does get paid to "hit" in a Major League lineup, so yeah, he's a professional hitter.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: June 30, 2014 at 07:29 PM (#4740324)
Remember when Raul Ibanez turned into Mr October for a week? It was a shame that it was happening for the Yankees, but it was otherwise kind of hilarious and wonderful.

ZiPS gives Ibanez a 96 wRC+ or OPS+ or whatever it is going forward. Aoki and Butler and Hosmer are hitting at Bloomquistian levels. I wouldn't be shocked if he turned out to be useful.
   7. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 07:48 PM (#4740336)
If someone had told me there was a professional athlete named Yohan Flande, my money would have been on a white hockey player from Scandinavia.
   8. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 07:56 PM (#4740338)
Yohan conducts his way out of that inning pretty nicely.
   9. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4740347)
Welcome back Vegas Kid!
   10. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4740359)
A's radio guys seem to be making a point of telling stories instead of describing the game.
PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE GAME HAPPENING IN FRONT OF YOU FROM TIME TO TIME THANKS!

Also, Stephen Vogt stole second, straight steal.
I'm betting Coco Crisp is spotting "tells" from the dugout and buying the team steals without even needing to be on base.
   11. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4740363)
Oh, god, they are. Crisp over-outran a fly ball and made a basket catch, so now they're telling stories about the filming of "Major League."
STOP THIS RIGHT NOW WHERE ARE THE OUTFIELDERS SETTING UP ETC ETC
   12. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:33 PM (#4740367)
Rays@Yanks 2-2 thru 4, Archer vs Phelps.
YES is saying Archer is 4-0 in his first 4 career starts vs NYY; the last pitcher to go 5-0 in his first 5 career starts is Walter Johnson 1907-1908.
(bb-ref doesn't have game logs or splits pre-1914. Where does media get stats like this, from Elias paid subscription?)
   13. boteman Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4740369)
It's Walter Johnson. You don't ask questions.
   14. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4740374)
2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 30, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4740166)

HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE A GAME THEY SHOULD HAVE WON TODAY?


They will gladly lose tomorrow after a rainout today?
Now a double-header tmr, LAA@CWS.
   15. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4740376)
13. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4740369)

It's Walter Johnson. You don't ask questions.


Haha bote, so true.

When Michael Kay was reading the Johnson 5 win streak info, he said that 3 of them were shutouts, and they came in the space of 4 days.
Al Leiter asked him to repeat that.
(But, being Walter Johnson, it could be true.)
   16. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4740378)
Come on Ramos, you have to make that play.
   17. shoelesjoe Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4740379)
Steve Pearce has two HRs tonight, and is now .331/.390/.600 for the season. Crush who?
   18. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 30, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4740380)
YES is saying Archer is 4-0 in his first 4 career starts vs NYY; the last pitcher to go 5-0 in his first 5 career starts is Walter Johnson 1907-1908.


A's announcers just said the same thing, because OH, IS THERE A GAME HAPPENING IN DETROIT TONIGHT?
   19. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4740386)
Zimmerman looks like he may finally be getting his stroke back, and we need it.

That's how you make 'em pay Desmond!!
   20. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4740395)
Jake Arrieta has a no-hitter through 6...for the second start in a row!
   21. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4740396)
Is it possible that a CUBS pitcher could no-hit the Red Sox in Fenway? Would that be cool or what? "Only" 8 more outs to go.

EDIT: You just know the Orioles got rid of Arietta when his value was next to nothing.
   22. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4740399)
In 29 innings against the Red Sox before tonight, Jake Arrieta had given up 34 hits and had a .907 OPS against. In 7 innings against the Red Sox tonight, Jake Arrieta has given up 0 hits.
   23. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4740400)
Has any *bad* pitcher ever had a 6-week stretch as good as the one Arrieta is on right now? At what point do we start considering him an ace?
   24. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4740401)
ReD Sox haven't been no hit in Fenway in over 50 years??? Wow
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4740404)
Red Sox broadcast(in the 15 seconds that I have been watching it) doesn't have the adhd feel of a fox sports midwest broadcast....They actually show the pitcher on the mound before he starts his windup... Cardinal broadcasts don't go to that camera angle until half way through the windup.


wtf language is that announcer speaking? Tell him to take the orange or whatever he has in his mouth out.
   26. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4740405)
So awesome to finally have our complete lineup intact since Game 1 of the season.

If we can just stay healthy, I think there's a pretty good chance we can finally start to really take off and run away with this division like we should.
   27. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:42 PM (#4740406)
The Cubs pitching coach is Chris Bosio. Bosio is the last pitcher to no hit the Sox (1993).
   28. bunyon Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4740408)
Still.
   29. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4740409)
Dammit that's too bad.

OK, let's win the game now.
   30. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:50 PM (#4740411)
ReD Sox haven't been no hit in Fenway in over 50 years??? Wow

Jim Bunning, July 20, 1958

And we may have to wait another 56 years to see another one. #### Stephen Drew.
   31. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4740412)
For some reason I had it in my head that Righetti's no hitter was at Fenway.
   32. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4740413)
For some reason I had it in my head that Righetti's no hitter was at Fenway.

Nah, the only pinstriper to no-hit the Sox in Fenway was George Mogridge back in 1917.
   33. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4740415)
Jake Arrieta on the season: 11 starts, 64.1 innings, 74 Ks, 16 walks, 1.81 ERA.

Jake Arrieta’s last 5 starts: 34.2 innings, 46 Ks, 3 walks, 14 hits. 0.78 ERA.
   34. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4740417)
Pretty decent return for a half-season of Scott Feldman.
   35. Spahn Insane Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4740420)
Pretty decent return for a half-season of Scott Feldman.

Yeah, and they also got Strop, who's been a useful bullpen piece.

   36. Joey B. Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4740421)
Curly W in the books baby!
   37. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4740428)
32. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4740413)

For some reason I had it in my head that Righetti's no hitter was at Fenway.

Nah, the only pinstriper to no-hit the Sox in Fenway was George Mogridge back in 1917.


1) Were they the Yankees then, or still the Highlanders?
2) Did they wear pinstripes?
3) Does it count, since all the best players were away at War?
4) Were you there?
   38. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4740430)
In today's Rays@Yankees game, Archer made it thru 7 IP with 97 pitches, and his team chased Dellin Betances and scored a run to take the lead 3-2 for him. So he's got a shot to equal Walter Johnson 5-0.
Jake McGee protects the lead in the 8th.
   39. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4740431)
The Mets just imploded.
   40. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4740432)
A's @ Tigers just got interesting.
   41. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4740433)
Bobby Abreu worked a 3-1 count against Kimbrel down two, then grounded out. That legitimately shocked me. I would have bet anything on Abreu taking all the way there.
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4740434)
A's @ Tigers just got awesome. Rajai Davis 2-out walk off GRAND SLAM.
   43. stanmvp48 Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4740435)
did you see the hit the official scorer gave mccann in that inning?
   44. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4740439)
For the Rays, Joel Peralta cannot protect the lead in the 9th, gives up a HR to Brian Roberts, so the game is tied and the ghost of Walter Johnson still dominates. Going to extras in the Bronx.
   45. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4740440)
[38] Too bad he had Joel Peralta closing for him.

Edit: Archer is also 4-5 on the season. What is this 5-0 talk?
Edit to Edit: Oh, record vs. the Yankees, so arbitrary.
   46. 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4740444)
Rajai Davis? Hahahahahahaha.....
   47. boteman Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM (#4740445)
Grant Ballfour: 31 innings, *21* BB, 28 K, 2 HR, BAA = .212
   48. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4740446)
For the Rays, Balfour was signed to be the closer this year, but has stunk.
Maddon last week finally announced closer by committee.
Tonight McGee came in to work the 8th, and it was a serious heart of the order situation with a 3-2 lead, so going to your best reliever is the right call there.
Speculation, even by YES, that McGee was in to work 2 innings?
...but even Maddon is not infallible...he calls on JPeralta to save the 9th, he cannot, and they end up in extras. And send out Grant Balfour to work it.
Things are just NOT going well in Tampa this year.
   49. boteman Posted: June 30, 2014 at 11:08 PM (#4740452)
Rays TV pointed out how there was only one defender on the left side of the infield with the shift on for McCann. So what does Balfour do? Throw 5 pitches either outside the strike zone or juuuuuuuuuuust barely inside the outer edge. He ultimately struck out McCann, but assuming Balfour has command of his location you'd think he'd pitch to the strength of his defensive alignment behind him. Or maybe this is some newfangled strategy that Maddon has cooked up???
   50. Spahn Insane Posted: June 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4740454)
Dude. Doolittle not only gave up the walkoff slam, but he walked a guy. Second walk allowed all year.
   51. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: June 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM (#4740461)
32. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: June 30, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4740413)

For some reason I had it in my head that Righetti's no hitter was at Fenway.



Nah, the only pinstriper to no-hit the Sox in Fenway was George Mogridge back in 1917.

1) Were they the Yankees then, or still the Highlanders?

The Yankees

2) Did they wear pinstripes?
Yes. They first wore them on the road in 1916.

3) Does it count, since all the best players were away at War?
Not true. Congress didn't declare war until April 8th, and the first U.S. troops didn't arrive overseas until June 26th.

4) Were you there?
I would've been, but that day I was going through the Boston Common, gathering up IRA sympathizers and persuading them to enlist in the Marines and help save George V. It was a complete waste of time, since the dozen or so I corralled all skipped town before the swear-in date. Never trust an Irishman.
   52. Snowboy Posted: June 30, 2014 at 11:46 PM (#4740473)
Strong response.
I was funning. And thanks for playing, and knocking them out of the park as I knew you would.
edit: all good answers, in case I wasn't clear
(AND I'm sure you've learned: use more rope, less whiskey, in your corralling of the Irish.)
   53. boteman Posted: June 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4740478)
If I'm reading this correctly, former Nationals ne'er-do-well Dan Haren has a 1-hitter going through 6 innings. He was lucky to survive 6 innings when he played for the D.C. nine; some in Washington would've given him a one-way ticket to Europe on a DC9 with just enough fuel to go halfway. It's amazing how the dead cat bounces sometimes.
   54. Spahn Insane Posted: July 01, 2014 at 12:54 AM (#4740490)
Without looking it up, I couldn't even tell you who Haren pitches for.
   55. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 01, 2014 at 01:02 AM (#4740491)
Dude. Doolittle not only gave up the walkoff slam, but he walked a guy. Second walk allowed all year.

Eh. I don't like it, but it happens. Can't win 'em all.
If the A's lose their next two, and the Brewers win their next two, the A's will only be tied for the best record in baseball.
   56. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 01, 2014 at 07:48 AM (#4740517)
Haren pitches one dominant start all season and the Nats fans want him back. lol

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