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OMNICHATTER 7-28

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Gamingboy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM | 66 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. spike Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4759097)
The Braves getting shut out by a converted outfielder is both infuriating and predictable. The Braves have non-pitchers with an OPS+ of 32, 52, and -100 batting 1,2, and 4.

oh wait, Gattis homers in the 7th. There's your run Ervin.
   2. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:15 PM (#4759105)
Ervin Santana's 11 strikeouts today match his career high.
   3. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4759116)
Schafer, Gosselin, and ... who is your last guy? Not Justin Upton.
Ah - Doumit, now batting 5th after a substitution.

Man, our bench is such a tire fire.
   4. Guapo Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4759120)
This Jason Lane, starting pitcher thing is fantastic.
   5. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4759122)
This Jason Lane, starting pitcher thing is fantastic.


He played long enough ago that his .267/.316/.499, 34 double & 26 homer season as a solid defensive right fielder graded out as a guy not really warranting a spot in the starting lineup any longer.
   6. salvomania Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4759125)
Starting the week after the All Star break---that is, the week after teams have just gotten four days off---the Cardinals play 11 games while getting four more days off, through August 4.

After August 4 they then play 52 games in 55 days to finish out the regular season...

   7. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4759126)
Here's the OPS+ going into the day of those Atlanta position players with less than 200 PA on the year.
Uggla 33, Laird 81, Pena 67, Doumit 32, Schafer 53, Bethancourt 53, Pastornicky 57, Gosselin (0-2) -100
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4759127)
big boy britches time for milwaukee 3 at tampa bay, 3 at st louis, louis.
   9. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4759128)
He played long enough ago that his .267/.316/.499, 34 double & 26 homer season as a solid defensive right fielder graded out as a guy not really warranting a spot in the starting lineup any longer.

Going sub-Mendoza (.191/.294/.374) subsequent to that year didn't help.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4759135)
I just checked the Braves box score and saw Schafer and Gosselin at the top and I kept scrolling up scrolling up scrolling up because I was sure I was looking at the bench, not the starters.
   11. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4759139)
jason lane had some absurd holes in his swing. if you threw one in his wheelhouse watch out. but if not he would let it go until their were two strikes and then wave at it helplessly

he was similar to mark reynolds in that respect
   12. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:45 PM (#4759143)
big boy britches time for milwaukee 3 at tampa bay,


Then it will be easy to get David Price to come into the visiting locker room to suit up. :)
   13. salvomania Posted: July 28, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4759157)
Here's the OPS+ going into the day of those Atlanta position players with less than 200 PA on the year.
Uggla 33, Laird 81, Pena 67, Doumit 32, Schafer 53, Bethancourt 53, Pastornicky 57, Gosselin (0-2) -100

Cardinals' fans are envious of that bench; here's the Birds OPS+ numbers for all players between 15-200 PA, from "best" to worst:
79, Bourjos (200 PA)
61, Tony Cruz (93 PA)
44, Taveras (96 PA)
38, Mark Ellis (180! PA)
29, Descalso (98 PA)
29, Grichuk (48 PA)
19, Shane Robinson (47 PA)

Most of the Cardinals' starting picthers outperform the median on that list.
   14. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4759175)
junior lake has a 66 in 280 PA
   15. Swedish Chef Posted: July 28, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4759221)
The @Dodgers acquire INF Darwin Barney and cash from @Cubs for a player to be named later. http://atmlb.com/1AqJ482 #OnTheMove
   16. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4759243)
Did one of the Dodgers' infielders get injured this weekend? They seem to be pretty well covered--Justin Turner has been phenomenal as a utility player.
   17. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4759247)
Barney is pretty much there in case Ramirez gets hurt again. The Cubs are paying the contract and the PTBNL is surely somebody of no consequence. On second thought, the acquisition might be primarily to block the Giants from getting him.
   18. Perry Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4759256)
This Jason Lane, starting pitcher thing is fantastic.


I went to see Linklater's new movie Boyhood last night -- and it's fantastic, wonderful, and you should all definitely go see it -- and (small spoiler) there's a scene where several of the characters are filmed at an Astros game ca. 2005 and Jason Lane hits a home run.

So in less than 24 hours I've gone from a completely Jason-Lane-free existence to one in which he's everywhere I look.
   19. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4759257)
Oakland A's OPS+ for all players between 15-200 PA:

165, Blanks (56 PA)
155, Vogt (150 PA)
96, Fuld (33 PA)
81, Freiman (35 PA)
64, Punto (195 PA)
50, Sogard (196 PA)
19, Barton (64 PA)

That's something like an 85 OPS+, a little lower if you exclude Fuld.
   20. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4759260)
Entering today, the big Yangervis Solarte/Chase Headley trade has been a push:

Headley is hitting .348/.348/.565 for the Yankees, while Solarte is hitting .333/.385/.571 for the Padres.
   21. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 28, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4759292)
Based on last night's performance by one Dan Uggla, I'd have to conclude that the mental wall constructed of E.S.P. energy wins the 2B job in San Francisco.
   22. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 07:49 PM (#4759383)
not a good challenge by the rays. really close call at first and with 2 outs already in the inning rays challenge the safe call

call upheld. and it was REALLY close to understandable
   23. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4759395)
I would be all for implementing a new "No challenges at first base in the first 7 innings of a game" rule for next year. Seriously, guys. It's not that big of a deal.
   24. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4759396)
Jeter's 1st inning single puts him 1 hit behind Yastrzemski (3419) for 8th place on the Career Hit List, and only 2 behind Honus Wagner.
   25. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:22 PM (#4759400)
mark reynolds has to lead all of baseball history in awful looking swings that result in home runs. the guy must have forearms like nobody's business because his stride, lunge, flail, ball ends up over the wall in left is baffling
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:24 PM (#4759402)
It's almost August, which reminds me of this post from the now-closed thread on the Phillies signing Marlon Byrd:
5. Davo Dozier Posted: November 12, 2013 at 02:29 PM (#4598729)
If Marlon Byrd is still an everyday player by August, I will eat my shoe.

Not too late to marinate.
   27. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4759404)
odorizzi just lost track of the outs. he laughed at himself
   28. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4759407)
some 'almost' homers that inning

   29. Davo Dozier Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4759408)
Dammnit!

Oh well, if Werner Herzog can do it, I suppose I can too.
   30. jobu Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4759418)
If I'm not mistaken, the A's call-up of Unsleepy Billy Burns should herald the first at-bat or inning pitched by an A's rookie this season. Unless they use him like the second coming of Herb Washington.
   31. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:51 PM (#4759421)
Jeter's double ties him with Yaz on the hit list, one behind Wagner.
   32. PreservedFish Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:53 PM (#4759422)
The theater where Werner Herzog ate his shoe on University Ave in Berkeley has been shuttered with a "for sale" sign on it for years. I daydream about buying it and restoring it. There's probably some billion dollar earthquake retrofitting or something that has prevented it from being used for so long.
   33. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4759423)
Vogt goes second deck to stay hot. That 155 OPS+ just went up.
   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:57 PM (#4759425)
evan thought he had looked at strike 3 but the ump disagreed so ball 4
   35. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4759426)
Astros have a guy named Kike with an accent over the second e?

EDIT: And he just threw his bat into the stands and hit a little boy... Terrible
   36. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4759427)
#26 - What Davo Dozier failed to mention is that, as part of his Going Green initiative, he wears shoes made of lettuce.
   37. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4759428)
and loney hits a well placed pop up to score 2

brewers dugout going nuts on davidson becaues of previous non strike call
   38. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4759429)
Dammnit! Oh well, if Werner Herzog can do it, I suppose I can too.

Herzog had his shoe-eating made into a documentary film. Davo deserves at least a BBTF link to a live broadcast of some sort. Some shoe-eating tips at the above link, but this might be the way to go.
   39. Willie Mayspedester Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4759430)
Announcers saying the boy is OK.
   40. Chris Fluit Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4759431)
Melky goes deep for the second time tonight. 9-0 Blue Jays
   41. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4759432)
Felix Doubront doing his best to accentuate his trade value by allowing all three inherited runners (plus one more) to score, the Jays now curb-stomping the Red Sox 9-0.
   42. Srul Itza Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4759434)
Jeter's 1st inning single puts him 1 hit behind Yastrzemski (3419) for 8th place on the Career Hit List, and only 2 behind Honus Wagner.

****

Jeter's double ties him with Yaz on the hit list, one behind Wagner.


8th or 7th, depending on how you characterize Cap Anson's NA hits.
   43. Chris Fluit Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:10 PM (#4759438)
The wheels are completely coming off for the Red Sox. 12-0 Jays
   44. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4759440)
The Bulldog is reeling in fish tonight like he's at the Ocean City White Marlin Open.
   45. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4759441)
Clay Buchholz has some pretty extreme variations in his performance from year to hear.

1.59, 6.75, 4.21, 2.33, 3.48, 4.56, 1.74, 5.87.

His ERA has changed by at least a run, usually much more than that, every year of his career.
   46. DKDC Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4759443)
AL Beast already has the best record, and looks like it will go 3-1 tonight...
   47. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4759444)
I'm perfectly sober and I have no idea what these last few posts mean.
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:31 PM (#4759446)
Gritty, gutsy Bret Gardner hits his 2nd solo HR off Yu Darvish tonight. Has 4 career hits off Darvish, all HRs!
   49. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4759450)
Good God, Stephen Vogt just about hit Tal's Hill on the fly.
   50. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4759453)
"Don't let that ERA scare ya," says Wheeler about Philippe Aumont. "They say he's been throwing strikes down in the minor leagues."

Rumor has it that strikes have been thrown...of course there are no records of such things.
   51. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:42 PM (#4759454)
STOP HITTING HOMERS OFF DARVISH. I just drafted him in a keeper Strat-o league. Sorry Ranger fans, I'm the kiss of death.
   52. JJ1986 Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4759455)
Has no one told the Mets that green/brown camouflage clashes horribly with a blue/orange color scheme? They look like they're wearing uniforms designed by a color-blind person.
   53. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4759456)
His ERA has changed by at least a run, usually much more than that, every year of his career.
We used to call that The Saberhagen.
   54. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:48 PM (#4759458)
brewers lose 2-1

so wtih 2 outs and nobody on base a couple of hits and then a borderline ball 4 call leading to bases loaded followed by loney's popup falling in right center is the difference

brewers hit a half dozen balls hard including 4 to the wall but close ain't enough
   55. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4759459)
Scoreless inning for Aumont. Ruben Tejeda looks like a 10-year-old. Travis d'Arnaud looks kind of like Johnny Damon. They all look laughable in the camo uniforms with blue/orange trim and Mets hats. Especially Bobby Abreu.
   56. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 28, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4759462)
Liner straight back at Dana Eveland (whose name I finally now know how to pronounce). He turns around, but instead of hitting his ample backside, it hits his pitching elbow.
   57. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM (#4759467)
Rafael Soriano doing his best Mike Dunn imitation, and it's working. Was 6-3, now a walk, double, and single later it's 6-5. Can't stand the prosperity?
   58. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4759469)
With his 3rd hit of the night, Jeter passes Yaz & ties Wagner on Career Hit List.
   59. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4759470)
Ooh, Marlins.
   60. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4759471)
Keep those shirts tucked in tonight.
   61. DKDC Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4759483)
3 hits and a BB.

Achieves personal milestone of sorts.

0 R, 0 RBI.

Grounds out to end the game.

Another Yankee loss.

Typical Jeter.
   62. Spahn Insane Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4759488)
junior lake has a 66 in 280 PA

With *96* K's. That's almost Olt-esque.
   63. Spahn Insane Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM (#4759489)
The Bulldog is reeling in fish tonight like he's at the Ocean City White Marlin Open.

Shame they play 9 innings.
   64. frannyzoo Posted: July 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM (#4759498)
The Bulldog is reeling in fish tonight like he's at the Ocean City White Marlin Open.


Revenge is a dish best served ceviche...schadenfreude.

   65. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 29, 2014 at 12:56 AM (#4759512)
Choc Van Swirly leads the Pirates to victory over the sagging Giants; they should pull up their pants. A kid named Susac called up to the Giants got his second big league hit, 1 of only 4 by the Giants in the game so there's that.
   66. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: July 29, 2014 at 02:25 AM (#4759517)
Then it will be easy to get David Price to come into the visiting locker room to suit up. :)


You laugh, but Mr. Rosenthal got angry with me today when I asked him on twitter why they publish that kind of stuff (Brewers have interest in Price) when the Brewers don't have the pieces to get him. I'm not going to lie, I was trolling a little bit. I just don't see what value it brings to the table. His response to me was more or less "we're just reporting interest, if you don't like it, don't follow me" which is fine. I let it go and told him I respected his work far too much, though I do suspect that every ML team (including the Rays) is interested in acquiring Price. My brother contends that publishing crap like that is for access and I guess he is probably right.

The gigantic troll in me wanted to tweet Kenny and say "Sources close to my penis have informed me that I would like to have sexual relations with Sofia Vergara."

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