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Saturday, July 26, 2014

OMNICHATTER 7-26-2014

The OMNICHATTER forecast for the day: A Sunny Day, for it’s Sonny Gray… day.

Or something.

Gamingboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 08:51 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: July 26, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4758038)
Pierzynski in the lineup for the Cards today... I don't get why they gave up on Kottaras after just 6 PA (he reached twice). Is his defense that terrible?
   2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 26, 2014 at 01:26 PM (#4758067)
salvo

I have explained in other threads. Georgie is a nice guy but receives the ball poorly and throws poorly. The pitchers gripe internally and mgt decides it's not worth the hassle since he cannot hit lefties and is not much good elsewhere
   3. boteman Posted: July 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4758069)
Don't forget that A.J. is a PROVEN VETERAN!!11!1
   4. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 26, 2014 at 02:05 PM (#4758083)
Lucas Duda is 10th in the NL in OPS+.
   5. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: July 26, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4758107)
Jeter with a couple more hits; I believe he is now 3 short of Yaz and 4 short of Honus.
   6. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 26, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4758127)
Jesus, for a minute there I thought the Yankees had resurrected Casey Stengel to sing God Bless America. Casey would be 124 on Wednesday, and that WW2 vet looked every bit of that.
   7. simon bedford Posted: July 26, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4758159)
jays finally break a losing streak at yankee staduim, boy yankee infield defense is awful
   8. bobm Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:02 PM (#4758164)
[4] Lucas Duda is 10th in the NL in OPS+.

The big change is in his power / SLG.

                                                                        
Year   Age  Tm  Lg BAbip   BA lgBA  OBP lgOBP  SLG lgSLG  OPS lgOPS OPS+
2010    24 NYM  NL  .220 .202 .258 .261  .328 .417  .407 .678  .735   82
2011    25 NYM  NL  .326 .292 .254 .370  .321 .482  .396 .852  .717  137
2012    26 NYM  NL  .301 .239 .255 .329  .320 .389  .405 .718  .724   99
2013    27 NYM  NL  .276 .223 .252 .352  .316 .415  .392 .767  .708  117
2014    28 NYM  NL  .292 .260 .250 .359  .314 .497  .389 .855  .703  142
   9. Baldrick Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4758168)
I feel like I saw a stat recently about King Felix's streak of consecutive games with 7+ innings and 2 or fewer runs. Did I read it here? Does anyone know who has the record for the most such games in a row? Is this something that PI could check?
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4758173)
Those watching the Cubs/Cardinal games just saw a perfect example of what I consider is the strength of Peralta's defense...positioning.... a ball hit up the middle that in normal times was a routine single, ended up being a three steps to his left routine play for Peralta....

This is the real strength of advanced scouting/stat analysis, positioning, not generic shifts.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:30 PM (#4758175)
Pierzynski in the lineup for the Cards today... I don't get why they gave up on Kottaras after just 6 PA (he reached twice). Is his defense that terrible?


It has to be reputation based. I don't get why give up on Kottaras either, he was a nice platoon type of player that we needed, but apparently having a major league starter instead of a competent platoon is more important.

One thing that this extended injury to Molina has shown is that caught stealing isn't strictly a product of the pitcher(yes there have been people claiming that)
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4758176)
I feel like I saw a stat recently about King Felix's streak of consecutive games with 7+ innings and 2 or fewer runs. Did I read it here? Does anyone know who has the record for the most such games in a row? Is this something that PI could check?


Yes it is something Pi can find, will take a few moments, and will only include post 1914...but give me a minute. I looked it up in that other thread also... I think Seaver has the record.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4758179)
Apparently Felix is now tied with the longest streak ever...the caveat is that this is runs, not earned runs...if you do earned runs I think the record belongs to Gaylord Perry with 15(Randy with 14). Notice the complete game disparity.

Rk                   Name Strk Start        End Games  W L CG SHO    IP  R ER  ERA      Tm
                                                                                          
1         Felix Hernandez 2014
-05-18 2014-07-25    13  7 1  0   0  99.0 16 15 1.36     SEA
2              Tom Seaver 1971
-07-17 1971-09-16    13  8 3 10   2 114.1 15 12 0.94     NYM
                                                                                          
3              Mike Scott 1986
-05-17 1986-07-07    12  6 3  2   1  96.1 16 15 1.40     HOU
4           Dwight Gooden 1985
-09-06 1986-05-06    12  9 0  7   4 105.0 10  8 0.69     NYM
5           Ferdie Schupp 1916
-09-07 1917-05-17    12 10 1 10   5 110.0 10  7 0.57     NYG
                                                                                          
6           Gaylord Perry 1974
-04-23 1974-06-12    11 10 0 10   2  98.1 14 10 0.92     CLE
7           Larry Dierker 1969
-08-03 1969-09-17    11  7 2  6   1  94.2 14 14 1.33     HOU
8              Bob Gibson 1968
-06-06 1968-07-30    11 11 0 11   8  99.0  3  3 0.27     STL
9             Jim Merritt 1967
-06-25 1967-08-13    11  5 3  4   1  94.0 16 16 1.53     MIN
                                                                                          
10           Johnny Cueto 2013
-09-23 2014-05-15    10  4 2  3   2  79.0 12 11 1.25     CIN
11             Don Sutton 1976
-08-10 1976-09-27    10  9 0  7   2  90.2  9  9 0.89     LAD
12       Johnny Niggeling 1943
-08-06 1944-04-18    10  5 4  7   3  86.0 12 10 1.05 SLB-WSH 
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4758191)
Replay challenge in the Cardinals game...and the Cardinals announcers are still acting like there is something magical about doing the replay prior to the 7th inning.... Again, you do not lose your challenge ability after the 7th inning...Just that the umpires are now allowed to determine if they want a replay, even if you don't have a challenge left. They still have to honor the challenge if you have one.

It's not that tough people.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4758192)
Cubs probably should have saved the challenge for the next play.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 06:36 PM (#4758198)
Matt Adams with his team leading 4th triple of the year(yes I realize that is just an exceptional game for Puig) gives the Cardinals a 5-2 lead...
   17. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 26, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4758212)
Despaigne is fun to watch. Anyone with the guts to offer up a 65 MPH curveball to Major League hitters has my respect.
   18. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: July 26, 2014 at 09:07 PM (#4758228)
Did Hellickson get hurt or ejected? I can't see Maddon pulling him after 4.2IP leading 2-0. He did have 96 pitches, but still.
   19. Snowboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4758230)
Hellickson seemed fine. The NESN team was chirping about "pitch counts"
   20. Snowboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4758235)
Single by Jonny Gomes, one of the weirder ones I've seen.
Broken bat, jammed into the ground, just got by the LHP Beliveau.
It was rolling right towards Escobar at SS, but Longoria was charging and looked to make the play. But for some reason, he didn't. He just seemed to change his mind, and despite winning two Gold Gloves, it looked like he just decided he didn't want to bend all the way down to field the ball.
As it went under Longoria's glove, Escobar peeled off, and the ball rolled into left field, right where the SS had been playing.

That wasn't even a "little league" hit/error. It was just plain weird. I wonder how defensive metrics account for that?
   21. Greg K Posted: July 26, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4758236)
Just that the umpires are now allowed to determine if they want a replay, even if you don't have a challenge left. They still have to honor the challenge if you have one.

See I don't get that. If we're ok with the umps making that kind of decision after the 7th inning, why don't we just let them decide all the time and get rid of the silly challenge system?
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: July 26, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4758239)
See I don't get that. If we're ok with the umps making that kind of decision after the 7th inning, why don't we just let them decide all the time and get rid of the silly challenge system?


You won't see me defending a challenge system, a challenge system is the exact wrong way to go about setting up replay, if the goal is to get the calls right.

But if you are going to have a system, it would be nice if the announcers knew the rules behind it.
   23. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4758254)
I watched an hour of the Phillies, then Metropolis on TCM for 2.5 hours and am now watching the 9th inning. 6-6 with AZ in the 9th.
   24. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: July 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4758258)
Did Hellickson get hurt or ejected? I can't see Maddon pulling him after 4.2IP leading 2-0. He did have 96 pitches, but still.


This was his first start after a lengthy DL stay. I suspect he was on some kind of strict pitch count.

See I don't get that. If we're ok with the umps making that kind of decision after the 7th inning, why don't we just let them decide all the time and get rid of the silly challenge system?


The umps CAN do it but they don't have to. In tonight's Red Sox/Rays game a David Ortiz double/HR was originally ruled a double then it was reviewed and it was ruled an "umpire review" not a "manager review."
   25. steagles Posted: July 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4758264)
I watched an hour of the Phillies, then Metropolis on TCM for 2.5 hours and am now watching the 9th inning. 6-6 with AZ in the 9th.
the best part of this game is yelling "ender inciarte" like i'm ren from ren and stimpy.

also, remembering that ender inciarte exists.


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