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OMNICHATTER: 7-24-14

The OMNICHATTER!

Gamingboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:04 AM | 59 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 12:33 PM (#4756925)
things that harvey finds of interest

--the mets and orioles have hit 8 triples this season. EIGHT
--the nationals have stolen 53 bases but only caught 9 times. shades of max carey!
--jose altuve and his 139 hits
--carlos santana leads the majors in walks
--pirate pitchers are lapping the field in hitting batters
--cards pitchers have given up only 59 homers
--roberto hernandez and shelby miller staying in the rotation while almost walking 5 games per 9 innings
--the crazy good k/w ratios by so many starters in the majors
   2. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:11 PM (#4756960)
Not a big fan of this sort of thing/joke but... do you remember Max Carey?

Good list.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM (#4756963)
--Wade Davis has pitched 42 innings this year ... and has not allowed any extra-base hits.
   4. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:22 PM (#4756966)
Red Sox players who are not named Jackie Bradley or Grady Sizemore have stolen 19 bases...in 39 attempts. Yuck!
   5. Al Kaline Trio Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4756975)
Number of pitchers named Jim Johnson still on the A's... 0
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:38 PM (#4756985)
der-k

nope.

i remember gus suhr. and stan hack (who was my favorite player as a young kid)

those are the earliest guys i recall
   7. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4757009)
Number of pitchers named Jim Johnson still on the A's... 0

1) My Gawd! What took them so long to realize??

2) How soon before Ruin Tomorrow, Jr. picks up Jim Johnson???
   8. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:05 PM (#4757015)
Juan Francisco has tripled and homered so far for Toronto.
Rub (My Belly) De La Rosa has thrown about five strikes thru 3 innings for the Red Sox, but at 98 mph he's still intimidating.
   9. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4757019)
6 - I couldn't have imagined that you had but...
Uh, my first real player memory is Biff Pocoroba.
   10. SoCalDemon Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4757027)
Hitters are batting .353/.434/.476 off Jim Johnson this year.
   11. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4757029)
De La Rosa is out of the game, does not go 5IP, leaves a 5-0 game and responsible for 2 runners.
And...both runners score, now 7-0 Jays in the fifth. Juan Francisco knocks them in with a single.
   12. Chris Fluit Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:28 PM (#4757031)
Juan Francisco has tripled and homered so far for Toronto.


And now he's added the single.

Edit: Coke to Snowboy
   13. mathesond Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4757035)
Stroman has thrown 1 fewer pitch through 6 innings than Rubby did in 4+
   14. Chris Fluit Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:40 PM (#4757037)
He's also allowed 9 fewer hits.
   15. Chris Fluit Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:40 PM (#4757038)
Wait, I shouldn't have posted that. I probably just jinxed him.
   16. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4757041)
Watching Marcus Stroman pitch, he does not look like a rookie out there.
7 Ks thru 6IP; dealt with some control problems and Angel Hernandez's always wacky strike zone early, and now he's just looking stronger and stronger as the game goes on. The Red Sox have only gotten one man in scoring position so far; three-up, three-down in the last three innings.
   17. mathesond Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM (#4757042)
You're probably safe Chris, as the battersbox thread is doing a heckuva job talking around it while discussing his potential pitch limit...
   18. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4757044)
ixnay the inxjay
   19. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:51 PM (#4757048)
No team in baseball is better at getting no hit for 6 innings then getting a cheap ass hit than the reigning World Series champions.
   20. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:51 PM (#4757049)
Gose needs to sell out for that ball.
   21. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:51 PM (#4757050)
The last time I had a rookie Blue Jays pitcher on my fantasy roster, and decided to activate him because of injury to one of my starters, he pitched this game.

Edit: And I'm glad to see the drama for me today ends a bit earlier than the last time.
   22. The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4757051)
M's acquire Kendrys Morales for Stephen Pryor.
   23. Nasty Nate Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4757052)
I'm reading that Kendrys Morales has been traded to the Mariners.
   24. mathesond Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:56 PM (#4757057)
Sheesh, I turn away from Gameday for a few minutes and the no-hitter is gone. But hey, double-play to erase the runner!

Also, I just realized Kawasaki was batting 6th.
   25. mathesond Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4757059)
Apparently that single was the first ball the Red Sox hit out of the infield all game.
   26. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4757099)
Man, Marco Scutaro looks pretty rough around the edges. He looks like he has aged 100 years during his DL stint. He hit a fly ball to CF for an out. Jon and Dave mentioned how Bochy is concerned about him. I hope Scutaro can return to form, he seemed to be one of those pesky hitters who seemed to get a key hit more often than not.
   27. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4757112)
David Ortiz leaves the game mid-AB in the 9th. 1-0 count, he reached for his lower back after a check swing. Just what the Red Sox need as they sink further into the AL East basement.
Jays finish it, win 8-0, take 3 of 4 from Boston.
   28. mathesond Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4757114)
Jays finish it, win 8-0, take 3 of 4 from Boston.


And if my math and memory are correct (no promises!), they managed to outscore the Red Sox despite losing the first game by 13 runs

edit: er, outscore them over the 4 game series, I meant to say
   29. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 04:15 PM (#4757144)
Mike Zunino has 102 strikeouts and 11 walks in 82 games. That is impressive.
   30. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4757182)
#29--Tigers minor league first baseman James Robbins would like some tips on how to turn that skill-set into a Major League career.
   31. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4757197)
Brandon Moss makes his circuit clout a grand one. 8-1 Athletics.
   32. Curse of the Andino Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4757202)
--the mets and orioles have hit 8 triples this season. EIGHT


Camden Yards has always been a great place to hit doubles, and a lousy place to hit triples. Dunno why. I mean, I can pull a theory out of my ass, but I really don't know why.
   33. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4757204)
The Astros really put the "ROLAIDS" in "relief" (pitching).
   34. Al Kaline Trio Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4757210)
Now that Jim Johnson is gone I would say this game is definitely over.
   35. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:26 PM (#4757215)
Jim Johnson lead MLB in saves the last two seasons and was the first player to save 50 in back to back seasons since a roided up Eric Gagne. Relief pitchers can fall quickly.
   36. Al Kaline Trio Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:28 PM (#4757217)
The A's should have kept Balfour, wait he's been bad too.
   37. Astroenteritis Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4757251)
The Astros really put the "ROLAIDS" in "relief" (pitching).


Amen. I halfway expect them to sign Jim Johnson. Not really kidding, either.

Wade Davis has pitched 42 innings this year ... and has not allowed any extra-base hits.

Now that IS amazing.
   38. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4757264)
lucroy with another homer. if this was 1955 luc would be the heavy favorite for mvp. power hitting catcher on a winning team? no brainer to the writers back then

who anticipated the world would get dumber in some respects?
   39. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:57 PM (#4757273)
jean segura with a scorching 2 run triple and two more hits with the help of a stolen base and it's a 4 run inning
   40. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4757277)
Honest question: MUST Aaron Harang be televised? Surely there's technology to dither out his face.
   41. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4757282)
brewers continue to knock around gee. he is getting a bit too much of the plate and the brewers are not missing
   42. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4757288)
The Marlins just scored the go-ahead run off Kimbrel thanks to a runner who reached base on a strikeout.
   43. Baldrick Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4757292)
Kluber perfect through 6. Duffy was perfect through 4. Not much offense there tonight.
   44. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4757296)
khris davis just golfed one out. 7-0 crew
   45. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4757297)
The Marlins just scored the go-ahead run off Kimbrel thanks to a runner who reached base on a strikeout.

The amazing part of that note is that Salty hit the RBI single. He had a good game, but I figured no way he would do anything off Kimbrel, but there it is.
   46. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM (#4757314)
Edwin Jackson is a disaster.

And the historically bad padres offense has scored 8 the last two nights.
   47. Rob_Wood Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4757317)
Jackson actually didn't look all that bad tonight. He pitched in bad luck and then was pulled with a minor injury.
   48. salvomania Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4757320)
The first nine Padres reach in the top of the 6th, they go on to score 9 runs and lead the Cubs 12-1....
   49. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM (#4757321)
MooseTacos breaks up the scoreless tie with a Little League homer: left fielder Ruan Raburn drops a fly ball down the line while going for a diving catch, then recovers, only to just completely SPIKE his throw into the ground into center field. MooseTacos scores standing up. Royals 1, Indians 0.

One of the craziest plays I've seen all year.
   50. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4757329)
Sigh. I know the old saying about pitching & defense winning ballgames. But Seattle continues to somewhat mystify me...
Their bullpen has been very good - as objectionable as F Rodney is to watch, he's has gotten good results. Farquhar, Leone, Wilhelmsen, Furbush, le Resurrection de la corpse de Joe Biemel... really good bullpen, they each have an ERA+ over 140. And there is hardly a better 1-2 in a starting rotation than Felix and Iwakuma.
But who is the rest of the rotation?
And maybe run scoring is down, but are they wining every game 1-0?
The lineup tonight doesn't look like it could hit much in Everett:
James Jones (CF)
Stefen Romero (LF)
Robinson Cano (2B)
Corey Hart (1B)
Kyle Seager (3B)
Jesus Montero (DH)
Dustin Ackley (LF)
Mike Zunino (C)
Chris Taylor (SS)

And yet...SEA is 53-48.
   51. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4757330)
I just pointed my web browser to the MLB Gameday thingy for the Indians @ Royals game and noticed that the URL encodes the teams as "clemlb" for Cleveland, but "kcamlb" for Kansas City. A tiny tip of the hat to the Kansas City Athletics maybe? Or more likely KC-American League. I'd expect to see "kcrmlb" there. It's neat to follow these tie ballgames in case they go extra innings.
   52. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM (#4757339)
It looks like for all the teams from two-word cities, the three letters are the initials of the city, followed by A or N.

Padres = sdn
Dodgers = lan
Rays = tba

And for all the teams from one-word cities, the three letters are just the first three letters of the city.

Except Chicago, whose teams are chn and cha.
   53. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4757341)
A tiny tip of the hat to the Kansas City Athletics maybe?


Keep telling yourself that, bote.
Are you a closet Midwest fan? Did you once leave your heart in Kansas City?
   54. boteman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4757349)
Nope. I remember driving I-70 a while back and noting that, hey, there's Kaufman Stadium right there. That's all I've got.

For team abbreviations sometimes I'll see WSN for Washington Nationals, sometimes it's WSH instead. Then you'll see WAS, although I think B-Ref uses that to refer to the old Senators team(s). I'm not sure why there's not a consistent abbreviation used for them.

Cory Kluber: 9 innings, 2 hits, 0 (zero) BB, 10 K. Not too shlabby.

edit: Ho boy! If I'm understanding this correctly, Hosmer went in to play defense in place of Butler, but for some reason has trouble holding a bat so when his turn in the batting order came up Ned Yost sent up the reanimated corpse of Raul Ibanez and his .159 BA. He poked a double into the RF corner. I don't have a dog in this fight, but...WTF???
   55. Snowboy Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4757352)
Small correction to my previous post: most of the Mariners bullpen has posted an ERA+ above 140 this year, but Charlie Furbush is only at 101+. Still, he's at 28K/5BB in 29IP, so I still say he's in the very good category.

But the SEA hitting...Chris Taylor is in his MLB debut tonight, Hart is a daily DL/DFA candidate. Zunino has some pop, but his plate discipline was detailed above [29] by AG#1. Montero has been in AAA most of the year, Ackley has an OBP under 300 this year, which is the same for the available bench hitters tonight like Brad Miller and Logan Morrison.

The good have been Robinson Cano (All Star, hasn't missed a beat since signing), Kyle Seager (unknown star), and James Jones in CF has been okay, and hitting .275 with 20 SB this year is very nice.

But I'm still looking for an explanation on the 53-48?
   56. boteman Posted: July 25, 2014 at 12:31 AM (#4757370)
John Axford: 39 innings, 26(!!) walks...wow.
   57. #6bid is partially elite Posted: July 25, 2014 at 12:31 AM (#4757371)
I attended the A's-Astros blowout and there was an odd play in the bottom of the 3rd:

Josh Reddick doubled to shallow left
Eric Sogard walked
Coco Crisp flied out to left
John Jaso struck out swinging
Josh Donaldson singled to right, Josh Reddick scored, Eric Sogard to second
Eric Sogard stole third, Josh Donaldson stole second
Eric Sogard scored, Josh Donaldson to third on wild pitch
Brandon Moss intentionally walked

I guess Porter wanted the rightly-lefty matchup -- Norris is a lifetime .200 hitter against RHP -- but this isn't something one normally sees, IBB with second base open in the 3rd inning.

Norris hit a single to keep the rally going.
   58. boteman Posted: July 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4757374)
Rob Dibble went on a Twitter rant tonight. Here's one gem:

@robdibble49: OMG, Sabermetrics it's the ultimate in BS speculation. Kinda like, if The Queen had balls Shed be The King. Give it up nerds

I fully expect an article about this tomorrow, which should be dutifully posted here for dissection.
   59. Bunny Vincennes Posted: July 25, 2014 at 01:56 AM (#4757381)
Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4757264)
lucroy with another homer. if this was 1955 luc would be the heavy favorite for mvp. power hitting catcher on a winning team? no brainer to the writers back then

who anticipated the world would get dumber in some respects?


A world in which people started spelling "Chris" "Khris." ####### stupid.

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