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OMNICHATTER 7-23-2014

Holy OMNICHATTER, Batman!

Gamingboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM | 50 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4756482)
Bartolo Colon has a perfect game after 5 innings in Seattle.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4756492)
Bartolo Colon has a perfect game after 6 innings in Seattle.
   3. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4756494)
Nolan Ryan, Cy Young, Randy Johnson, and Warren Spahn the only pitchers in their 40s to throw a no-hitter, I believe.
   4. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4756516)
HOW WILL THE A'S AND ANGELS EITHER BOTH WIN OR BOTH LOSE TODAY?
   5. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4756519)
Cano singles cleanly with two outs in the 7th....
   6. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4756520)
Perfect game is OVER--Robinson Cano with a 2-out single to left in the 7th.
   7. Gamingboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 05:59 PM (#4756521)
DAMN IT, CANO! I WANTED TO SEE THE PILE-UP ON COLON AT THE END.
   8. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4756522)
DAMN IT, CANO! I WANTED TO SEE THE PILE-UP ON COLON AT THE END.

Didn't you know?? Bumbles bounce!
   9. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:11 PM (#4756529)
Stephen Strasburg had a perfect game going, but he lost it with one out in the first inning.
   10. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4756540)
Now Bartolo is in danger of losing the W: Mariners have runners on 2nd and 3rd, only one out in the 8th, and the Mets have gone to the pen...
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:29 PM (#4756551)
That replay overturn has to hurt.
   12. Srul Itza Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:50 PM (#4756590)
Big Papi with his fourth homer in three days.

He does seem to like the Rogers Center
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4756603)
Not just because the Cardinals are getting beat by the AL pitchers hitting, but I really do think that the second game of interleague series really should be played with visitor rules. Missing out on the likes of Ortiz or Edgar(in the day) and others is not fair/fun for the fans. And it kinda defeats one of the arguments for interleague play.
   14. formerly dp Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4756605)
That replay overturn has to hurt.
I'm really curious to see at the end of the year which manager has the most successful challenges. Seems like the Mets have had a lot go their way this year.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:14 PM (#4756608)
Cardinal broadcast just showed the last four expansion teams and the fact that they made it to a World Series. From memory, only the Expos/Nats and Mariners have never made it to the world series?
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:24 PM (#4756613)
Another game, another Ray tossed.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:29 PM (#4756617)
Cardinals pitchers hit another player, again not on purpose and fully a situation in which the batter caused the hit by pitch and not the pitch getting away from the pitcher, but still a high number of hits batsman in the past week by the Cardinals(at least it feels like it)
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:32 PM (#4756621)
Assuming Fox track is accurate, the Ray players complaining about strikes were wrong, but at the same time, Lynn is having a problem with his control, oftentimes in that situation the close calls go against the pitcher.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4756622)
Maddon showing why he's a pretty good/smart manager. Cobb(Rays pitcher) was just hit by pitch in the pitching elbow and seems like he'll be okay, but Maddon not taking chances is warming up a pitcher in the bullpen, just in case. It's obviously not a big deal and something you would think most managers would do, but since it's a possible injury, it seems to me that managers don't warm the guy up in case and are willing to accept the added time that is given to a reliever because of an injury replacement.
   20. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4756629)
Warming up relievers and sitting them back down too much can tire them out too.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4756630)
Warming up relievers and sitting them back down too much can tire them out too.


Agreed, it's a trade off that you make, but being prepared seems to be better option than not being prepared, considering how often you hear announcers talk about how a pitcher who comes in for an injury replacement doesn't usually warm up enough because they feel pressure from the fans/teams to hurry up.

a replacement pitcher in the 4th inning probably isn't going to be a guy you were going to bring into a close game in the 7th inning anyway.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4756631)
Yadier leaves a snack for his brother.

I guess Yadier was worried that his brother might need an in between inning snack, left a package of cheese crackers on the plate for him(technically Oquendo left them, but Yadier sent them out)
   23. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:20 PM (#4756641)
Cardinal broadcast just showed the last four expansion teams and the fact that they made it to a World Series. From memory, only the Expos/Nats and Mariners have never made it to the world series?

Now that we've decided that a team inherits the history of its host city, the Nationals went to the World Series in 1924 and won, 1925 and lost, and 1933 and lost.
   24. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4756642)
Down 1-0 in the 6th, the Birds are bunting with the No. 2 hitter after a leadoff double. The No. 3 hitter has fanned twice tonight already---frankly, I'd rather take my chances letting the No. 2 hitter (Wong) swing away there...
   25. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4756643)
Aaaaannd after wasting the out getting the runner to 3rd, Holliday taps to the 3b and Carpenter breaks for the plate, where he's gunned down by 10 feet.

WTF guys, way to utterly misplay your one scoring chance against Cobb so far.
   26. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4756644)
#24 - Matty Williams had his leadoff hitter, D.Span, bunt when the Nats trailed 4-2 with runners on 2B+1B and nobody out, despite his 3-3 day to that point. He ultimately notched 4 hits and has been hitting well lately, so yeah go ahead and sacrifice bunt him. Makes sense.
   27. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4756646)
Agreed, it's a trade off that you make, but being prepared seems to be better option than not being prepared


I can see that. I think sometimes a manager outsmarts himself trying to predict the future (Case in point bunting as in the situation #24 points out). Have Wong try and pull the ball on the ground and maybe he accidentally gets a hit and now you have the lead run on 1B.
   28. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4756649)
The Rays let their top-of-the-order hitters swing away with runners on, and whattaya know---they reach base!
   29. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4756651)
If I ever become a manager, I won't give up outs with good hitters, and I won't give free bases to bad hitters.
   30. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:45 PM (#4756655)
What about hunches? How you gonna handle them?
   31. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:48 PM (#4756658)
What about hunches?

Take yoga, it's great for improving the posture.
   32. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4756661)
That was high comedy watching the YS grounds crew struggle with that tarp, probably the worst performance I've seen by a grounds crew in some time. Wonder how that infield is going to look when they peel it back. Yu is warming up again I see.
   33. salvomania Posted: July 23, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4756663)
I guess Wong may have been bunting on his own, but if not, what is Matheny's thought process? (1) You have twelve outs left, and (2) one run doesn't win you the game---it'll take multiple runs. Your leadoff hitter has just doubled, and you probably couldn't ask for a better start to an inning given (1) and (2). And you're sacrificing?

You know, I'm not a huge fan of Matheny's strategy, but he's not that dumb; Wong must have been bunting on his own, hoping to beat it out representing the go-ahead run, with a "worst-case" that he advances the runner.
   34. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4756664)
Big Papi with his fourth homer in three days.

He does seem to like the Rogers Center


With that HR, he passed ARod for most HR in the Rogers Centre by a visiting player (37).
   35. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4756667)
Hunter Pence should apply some Stick-Um to his derriere.
   36. Nasty Nate Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4756672)
Online play by play says trout scored from first on a Pujols single; what happened?
   37. DKDC Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4756678)
Ball was crushed off the bat, Trout took off and never looked back.

Markakis played it perfectly off the wall and fired into second, didn't even attempt a play at the plate.
   38. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4756681)
Tigers trade for Soria. Doesn't look like for a lot.
   39. Nasty Nate Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4756683)
Thanks
   40. boteman Posted: July 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM (#4756691)
Jonny Goodpaper has walked Hector Sanchez to load the bases with no score in the game, 9th inning in Philly. Now that goofball Hunter Pence batting w/2 outs. He had previously IBB Brandon Crawford to prevent a repeat of last night.

edit: Pence sliced a cutter (I think, MLB says 4-seamer) down the RF line that rattled off the stands wall while 3 runs came across. The throw in to the plate was poor and Pence took 3B. 3-0 Giants going to bottom 9th now. Aside from that IBB Papelbon had trouble locating the strike zone.
   41. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: July 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4756712)
38 - i thought it was a pretty good return
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 24, 2014 at 12:49 AM (#4756729)
Angels finally break through the 2-run barrier... bases loaded walk.
   43. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 12:50 AM (#4756730)
Why does the manager always pull the pitcher 1 pitch too late??
   44. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 24, 2014 at 12:51 AM (#4756731)
He actually pulled Hunter for Matusz. I guess this time, one batter was one too many. Now it's Trout with the bases loaded.

EDIT: Line out. Now batting just .500 with bases full.
   45. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:12 AM (#4756734)
Trout should be sent down!!!11!!1

Meanwhile, don't look now but the Astros have made the game more interesting in Oakland.
   46. PreservedFish Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:19 AM (#4756735)
I just looked. Jim Johnson is a phenomenon.
   47. theboyqueen Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:19 AM (#4756736)
That's because of Jim Johnson, who this year has been the most consistently ineffective pitcher I have ever seen.
   48. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:32 AM (#4756739)
Apparently some guy named Dan Otero did his part as well. I guess they were under orders to pitch to the score.

The Oakland fans certainly enjoy the party, to be sure.
   49. Rob_Wood Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:43 AM (#4756740)
How is Johnson's ERA under 7?? I cannot remember a pitcher being hit so hard so consistently. (I am now racing over to BB-Ref to find some recent pitchers with worse seasons.)
   50. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:16 AM (#4756741)
I have not looked at the most up-to-date stats but I'm pretty sure that this season both Jake Diekman and Jeff Manship's ERA are well into the five digits with at least 50 blown saves each.

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