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OMNICHATTER 7-20-14

A Man. A Plan. An OMNICHATTER.

Wait…. that doesn’t work…

Gamingboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 01:47 PM (#4754688)
Nice play by Rendon.
   2. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 01:58 PM (#4754694)
Look like Casey McGehee has blown his chance to be the second-ever 100-rbi man with only one homer---and the first since Bill Sweeney in 1912---as he has hit home run #2 today, off Tim Lincecum.

Even his name, like his stat line, seems to harken from an earlier, dead-ball era....
   3. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4754699)
In the last couple of weeks, Zimmerman has made a couple of the worst throws I've ever seen from a third baseman. It didn't cost us this time, but sooner or later it will. This can't go on.
   4. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4754703)
Attaboy Desi! Nice heads up baserunning too.
   5. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 20, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4754708)
Oh, how I do love watching Heyward score from first on a La Stella double.
   6. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4754711)
You wouldn't love it if Heyward scored from 1B on an Uggla double???

Cuz now you'll never get that chance again!!
   7. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4754713)
Gio Gonzalez has been effectively wild today. He took a 1-0 lead into the 3rd inning, and by the time he got out of it he had thrown 79 pitches and turned it into a 2-1 Brewers lead. He's been getting everything up, even his curveball, although he struck out Khris Davis on one in an earlier inning. It's one of those nail-biter games for Nats fans who've watched Gio before.

Meanwhile, Gallardo, who has never pitched very well against the Nats, has kept them down to handful of singles and not much else.*

* I have no MLB Gameday going on this buggy computer, so these numbers are only the foggiest of approximations.
   8. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4754717)
And with 1 out in the 4th inning Gio Gonzalez is done for the day. He was missing either high to all comers or else wide of RHB all day, so it's amazing to me that he only gave up the 2 runs. He's also lucky he surrendered no home runs with the likes of Khris Davis and Gomez up there, he left a few tantalizingly up in the zone. I'm blaming his new haircut, which mimics Bryce Harper's white sidewalls look.

Now Craig "Dreamy Eyes" Stammen on in long relief.
   9. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4754719)
The Z-Man ties it up!
   10. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:23 PM (#4754724)
Never look a gift wild pitch in the mouth I always say!
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4754731)
Last Man Standing Hiroki Kuroda pitches 6.2 innings of 1-run ball, before yielding to Betances. Yankees leading 2-1, with no one on.
   12. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4754733)
Nice "baserunning" there Harp.
   13. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4754734)
Working theory is that his E-Z Bake Oven Mitt stuck in the ground and prevented his hand from sliding back to the 1B bag, although he appeared to be a lot farther away than it would've taken.
   14. Rennie's Tenet Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4754743)
Even his name, like his stat line, seems to harken from an earlier, dead-ball era....


Always wanted him to give that spare "e" to Paul Maholm.
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:50 PM (#4754756)
Yanks sweep Reds, getting a run in 9th off 100 MPH Chapman on Ellsbury's single, stolen base, wild pitch and infield pop-up that fell untouched. Reds didn't look that sound defensively in this series.
   16. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4754765)
The WereWerth walks 'em off! Awoooooooooooga!!
   17. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:39 PM (#4754781)
So R.Soriano gives up a single, a walk, then a hit to tie the game, so a Blown Save.

Then in the bottom of the 9th a sharp shot by Werth into deep LF allows Rendon to score all the way from 1B on a ballsy send by the Nats third base coach Bob Henley and the Nats win in the 9th.

Soriano gets the win.

There is a cadre of Nationals fans counting the number of his Games Finished since that triggers an option clause in his contract. I think they're preparing some extra spicy chili to slip him to keep him out from a few games :-)
   18. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4754799)
Channy Mamado makes a nice charging grab of a ground ball to 3B, but throws wide of the 1B bag and the ball trickles into the huge foul territory behind 1B in Oakland. The crowd goes wild. What did Manny ever do to them??

Now after Gentry slides into 3B on the play he's got a tender left knee or something with his leg, but apparently not a big deal because he's staying in the game.
   19. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:11 PM (#4754802)
Some guy named Odrisamer Despaigne (what a name) is no-hitting the Mets through 7 innings.

He's already up to 100 pitches though, so his chances probably aren't too good.

Am I correct in thinking that the Padres have still never thrown a no hitter in their franchise history?
   20. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4754808)
Who knew that Oakland was such a great hitters' park???
   21. Joey B. Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4754812)
Despaigne gives it up on pitch 118 with two outs in the eighth. Oh well.
   22. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4754813)
With two outs in the 8th and two strikes on Murphy, the kid shakes off the catcher and then Murphy drills his offering into right center for a double...
   23. Astroenteritis Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4754814)
I know it's a tiny sample and there's nothing in his minor league record prior to this year to indicate he'll be very good, but it's been nice having Kike Hernandez around. Anyone who can play 2B-SS-3B-LF-CF-RF and hit at all is good to have on the bench, at least.
   24. DKDC Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:49 PM (#4754821)
Machado with one last eff you to the As crowd with a meaningless RBI in a blowout.

When it's all said and done, the Os are going to end up losing 4 of 6 and being outscored by nearly 20 runs in a a season series where they come pretty close to out-wOBAing and out-OPSing the As.

If all goes well for both teams, it should be a fun postseason matchup.
   25. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:53 PM (#4754823)
Fernando Rodney was brought in in the middle of the 8th for Seattle, and stranded the tying run. As he walked back to the dugout after the 8th, he fired one of his invisible arrows not into the air but directly at the Angel dugout.

Mike Trout led off the bottom of the 9th with a walk, then scored on a double at Pujols. Pujols then turned and fired an invisible arrow of his own into the Mariner dugout.

And then the Angels load the bases with nobody out, and David Freese immediate bounces into a first pitch 5-2-3 double play. Would have been a really dramatic win...
   26. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4754824)
... and Grant Green still singles in the winner and the Angels walk off Seattle.

A lot of invisible arrows are getting shot at the Mariner dugout right now.
   27. Astroenteritis Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4754825)
Would have been a really dramatic win...


And...it was.
   28. DKDC Posted: July 20, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4754826)
Awesome. Fernando Rodney's act is so infuriating. He's one of a small handful of players I could never root for even if he was on my team.
   29. Lassus Posted: July 20, 2014 at 07:55 PM (#4754847)
Who among you caught the Mets losing only the way the Mets can?
   30. Dan Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4754850)
I saw the end of the Mets game. That was something special, and yeah it struck me as pure Mets.

I never knew Vin Scully was left-handed. They did a segment on him on BBTN and he was filling out his scorecard using his left hand.
   31. Pirate Joe Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:14 PM (#4754856)
In the last couple of weeks, Zimmerman has made a couple of the worst throws I've ever seen from a third baseman.


You should watch Pedro Alvarez throw. Something like 18 or 19 errors on throws already this season. Just don't watch from the first few rows on the first base side, unless you bring your glove.


   32. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4754877)
Carlos Martinez has tremendous talent, but he needs to work on that control, and trust his fastball a bit more, especially on days his other pitches aren't working.
   33. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4754888)
Clayton Kershaw just stole second base against Tony Cruz. I miss Yadi.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:31 PM (#4754892)
Most predictable hbp in baseball history. Kershaw had to hit Holliday though.(or Adams)
   35. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4754908)
Most predictable HR in baseball history. Bourjos goes deep against Kershaw.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4754909)
Didn't expect that at all. But Bourjos is having a decent game, almost looks like he might belong in the major leagues.
   37. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4754910)
Wow, Bourjos with a two-run jack off Kershaw to tie the game at 3 in the 6th.
   38. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4754918)
Shelby Miller looks like a Homer Bailey clone. By the time he figures things out, either he'll be very expensive or his shoulder will give out.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4754922)
Seth Maness still has it.
   40. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4754925)
Let's see a Cardinal bunt: Usually quite an adventure.

EDIT:
Pitch 1--foul bunt.
Pitch 2--success!
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4754931)
Mark Ellis has to realize he's not good enough player to be Theriot level stupid on the base paths.
   42. salvomania Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4754933)
Nice job, Ellis. You're IN SCORING POSITION. YOUR ONLY JOB UNTIL YOU GET KNOCKED IN IS TO NOT GET PICKED OFF.
   43. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4754940)
RIP Kershaw's 8 start winning streak :( The HR bug is his one weakness.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4754947)
Hanley hit again, 99mph fast ball... Even though there were warnings issued, Rosenthal doesn't get ejected. (I know it's up to the umps to decide on whether or not they are going to eject even after warnings are issued, but it feels like the Cardinals get that benefit of the doubt more often than other teams)

Hanley has been hit 5 times this year.....Cardinals have done it 3 times. Apparently we don't like that guy I guess. (he was also hit in the playoffs last year...mind you most of these times it hasn't looked intentional and if Hanley doesn't lean into it, he wouldn't have been hit)
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4754949)
Rosenthal gives the Dodgers a lead...4-3 Dodgers with 2 outs top of the 9th...

Cardinals only have two sweeps this year... just can't seem to deliver the coup de grace
   46. boteman Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4754950)
Rick Monday is going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about why the umpires warned everybody on the planet and then said nothing when Hanley got hit. I just tuned in to the Dodgers radio feed about the 6th-ish while working on the puter here so I'm not sure what transpired previously, but the umpires have always done whatever the hell they wanted whenever they wanted. Color me surprised.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4754953)
Rick Monday is going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about why the umpires warned everybody on the planet and then said nothing when Hanley got hit. I just tuned in to the Dodgers radio feed about the 6th-ish while working on the puter here so I'm not sure what transpired previously, but the umpires have always done whatever the hell they wanted whenever they wanted. Color me surprised.


Basically the Cardinals accidentaly hit Ramirez earlier in the game. This is after they hit Puig yesterday(and that was 100% Puig's fault, but still, he was injured enough to get x-rays and miss today's game) and after the Cardinals hit Ramirez last year in the playoffs, when he had a well publicized injury and that hbp exacerbated the injury and took him out of the playoffs. The very next inning after Hanley was hit, the first pitch from Kershaw kerplunked Matt Holliday. (Everyone aware of the game, knew that was going to happen) Umpires had to issue warnings, Kershaw had to plunk Holliday and Holliday had to act upset. Everything was perfectly in line with baseball scripture.

When Hanley got hit by Rosenthal, it was again with him more or less diving into the ball on a half swing, so the umpires rightfully thought "It's as much his fault as it is the pitchers" and then didn't issue the ejection.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:37 PM (#4754954)
Back in tie for first place, with a day off. Could be a half game in first or half game in second when we play again on Tuesday. Two game set against the Rays, not sure if that is a positive or negative at this point in time.
   49. Jeff Frances the Mute Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4754955)
When Hanley got hit by Rosenthal, it was again with him more or less diving into the ball on a half swing, so the umpires rightfully thought "It's as much his fault as it is the pitchers" and then didn't issue the ejection.


Lolz
   50. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:48 PM (#4754958)
There is a half game difference between 1st and 6th in the NL right now.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM (#4754959)
There is a half game difference between 1st and 6th in the NL right now.


I'm not fully on board the parity bandwagon that the NFL and fans of salary cap try to argue for, but this is still quite cool.

Heck the A's have 61 wins, the Angeles 59 and a ton of teams right around 54(8 teams within 1 game of that total, and another two at 52) so that seems kinda fun right now. I fully expect there to be some separation as the season goes on(I don't think the Pirates will be legitimate contenders when the season ends, not sure what the heck is going on in the AL East, and I trust the Braves management more than the Nationals to make me think that is still a real race.

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