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Monday, July 28, 2014

OMNICHATTER 7-29-2014

There are two starting pitchers with the name “De La Rosa” today. I just thought that should be pointed out for some reason.

OMNICHATTER ON

Gamingboy Posted: July 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM | 63 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 07:03 PM (#4759995)
82 degrees at 6pm in Arlington!! Bizarre weather. 99 would be normal.
   2. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 07:43 PM (#4760007)
They're playing "Blurred Lines" at the ballpark at deafening volume. At least I think so. Would be cool if it was "Word Crimes."
   3. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 29, 2014 at 07:46 PM (#4760009)
Mike Trout Ks with RISP. .154/.241/.308 over his last 7 games before tonight. I wonder what we could get for him in a trade...
   4. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4760010)
Mike Trout Ks with RISP. .154/.241/.308 over his last 7 games before tonight. I wonder what we could get for him in a trade...

A's are offering Crisp AND Gentry. Angels oughta jump on a sweet deal like that!
   5. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 07:59 PM (#4760014)
Solo clarinetist played the anthem in Arlington tonight. Wasn't very good but a mensch for trying.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4760021)
Brett Gardner should be batting clean-up. At least against the Rangers. Another solo HR.
   7. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4760023)
Gardner is on fire, his butt is trailing smoke :)
   8. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4760025)
Jeter follows with a single. I'm misting up here, people.
   9. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4760026)
While there's a conference on the mound, Jeter & Andrus fraternize at second base - nice to see.
   10. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4760030)
McCann grounds out to the 2B Odor playing medium RF on the shift.
   11. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4760031)
I'm more interested in what Zoilo and Zelous are up to.
   12. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:20 PM (#4760032)
Playing Scrabble.
   13. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:28 PM (#4760036)
McCarthy pitches around Beltre with a man on 2nd, 2 outs, and my %#}*%* phone is running out of charge. Follow this one yourselves, gentlemen.
   14. Srul Itza Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4760038)
Jeter has just passed Honus Wagner on the all time hit list -- or he's 9 hits behind him -- depending on which go by the accurate count in BB-REF or the Elias Bureau "official" number .
   15. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4760045)
Jeter has just passed Honus Wagner on the all time hit list -- or he's 9 hits behind him -- depending on which go by the accurate count in BB-REF or the Elias Bureau "official" number .

Either way, Jeter also has five more Gold Gloves than Wagner. That's just amazing.
   16. jobu Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:06 PM (#4760053)
Jason Lane DFA'ed by the Padres. Because God forbid there be something interesting about that team.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:18 PM (#4760058)
Jeter has like 15 more All-Star appearances than Wagner!
   18. BDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4760061)
Hmmmn ... Yankees shift by leaving Jeter at SS and crossing the 3B over. Rangers shift by sliding Beltre to SS and sliding Andrus behind second base.

That is all, really.
   19. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4760062)
Whenever a reliever puts on a Tigers uniform he must turn to #### right away.

Not that it matters, Detroit is doing just fine on its own to never score anymore runs. I guess we are in for another 9-20 slump.
   20. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4760064)
And Soria serves up a home run to Jose Abreu. 2-2 game is now 8-2 White Sox. I don't think Detroit can score 8 runs in the next week.
   21. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4760065)
And another home run to Adam Dunn. #### this season.
   22. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4760067)
Soria first game pitching. .1 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 home runs, yep our future closer...
   23. madvillain Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:40 PM (#4760071)
Abreu up to 298/348/628. He's a marvel. What an amazing signing for the Sox. They basically added a top 5 hitter in MLB for pennies on the dollar.
   24. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:50 PM (#4760073)
When did Milwaukee move Estrada into the bullpen?
   25. madvillain Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:52 PM (#4760074)
Another extra base hit for Abreu and 2 more RBI. Now leads the league in HR, RBI and is hitting a cool 300 on the year. Oh yea.
   26. puck Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4760077)
Abreu up to 298/348/628. He's a marvel. What an amazing signing for the Sox. They basically added a top 5 hitter in MLB for pennies on the dollar.

Well, 6/$68 with the option to opt in to arbitration when he has the service time. Still a great deal if he's going to hit like that, but that's a lot of pennies.
   27. Perry Posted: July 29, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4760079)
Edwin Jackson's taken 102 pitches to get through 4 innings. And only allowed 3 runs. Game's almost 2 hours old, and it's absolutely excruciating.
   28. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM (#4760086)
Jeter has like 15 more All-Star appearances than Wagner!

Years as team captain -
Jeter: 12
Wagner: 5, tops.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4760087)
Matt Adams is having a pretty good year, but the big stat sticking out right now.... 12 homeruns, 9 walks. I would say that it's possible he's been overly aggressive because he was the only person consistently hitting, but his history is in line with that trend, in the minors he had seasons where he hit 22 and 32 hrs and had 33 and 40 walks.

He doesn't have the bat control to be Vlad so this is something that will eventually really hurt his value.
   30. simon bedford Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4760092)
toronto media reporting lester scratched from star vs the jays,,could be on the move
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4760093)
Hamels to Cardinals is gaining a little steam as the Phillies have a scout at the minor league game, and Matheny made an off hand comment that our starter for Saturday could be an external option.

Not sure what it would take to get Hamels, he has a sizable contract left, but is a pretty excellent pitcher that is worth the contract. Have to assume a package of talent would be necessary, but how much talent would the Cardinals be willing to give up? I'm not sure I would give any of Martinez, Miller or Taveras in a package(although I almost assume one of them would have to be included) not sure if just dumping a bunch of second tier talent would get the deal done. (Piscotty, Lyons etc)
   32. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4760098)
Dumping a bunch of second tier talent got the Phillies to trade Cliff Lee, but that was more of a rental.
   33. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4760105)
rispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4760098)
Dumping a bunch of second tier talent got the Phillies to trade Cliff Lee, but that was more of a rental.


More than likely, since we would be getting a major league level pitching, they probably want one in turn, and over the past month, Martinez has looked better than Miller(regardless of results) so I can imagine that Carlos would be the centerpiece of the trade from the Cardinals side, add in either Piscotty or Grichuk and probably Lyons or Gonzales(doubtful) and a couple of lower tiered longer term players...

I would be fine with Martinez/Craig/Piscotty/Lyons but don't see that happening, maybe throw in Bourjos. Although I really do like Martinez and am more willing to give up Miller, I'm just not sure that he's healthy and think it would be unfair to give up a guy that is probably playing with an undiagnosed injury.

Obviously this is just fan wishing/thinking, I'm never close to guessing right on what the actual deal on any trade ever done in history.
   34. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4760113)
Cespedes singles to score Jaso, and the A's come all the way back from 4-1 to tie Houston in the top of the 9th.
   35. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4760114)
Love the little "Let's Go Oakland" cheer going up in Houston....
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4760115)
Hard to believe that the Astros don't have the worst record 1. In baseball 2. In the AL 3. In the AL West 4. In Texas.
   37. madvillain Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4760117)
Well, 6/$68 with the option to opt in to arbitration when he has the service time. Still a great deal if he's going to hit like that, but that's a lot of pennies.


I think everyone involved except Jose (because he'll still be wildly underpaid) will be absolutely tickled if he opts for abrtiration because it means he's one of the best players in baseball. He's probably up to a wRC+ of around 170 after tonight, he's entered elite territory and as a Sox fan watching him from month to month the progress is stunning. If he learns when guys are trying to pitch around him he could become the best hitter in baseball, and I'm not being hypberbolic that's after 5+ months of close observation backed up by pretty much everyone that has seen him saying much the same.

Fangraphs has an awesome swing breakdown in February before he played a single game and their analyst said he had a top 5 swing and he'd be shocked if he didn't hit. Well, dude nailed it, give that guy a raise.
   38. boteman Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4760119)
Channy Mamado just said buh-bye in the 12th. His bat flip was understated.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4760120)
Hmmmn ... Yankees shift by leaving Jeter at SS and crossing the 3B over. Rangers shift by sliding Beltre to SS and sliding Andrus behind second base.

That is all, really.


Cardinals will do both, Matheny says it depends on certain tendencies of the hitter, pitcher on the mound and game situation.
   40. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4760122)
And now 5-4. Moss with a base hit to plate Lowrie.
   41. DKDC Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4760124)
Manny Machado with a walkoff HR!!

Gotta keep winning to keep pace in this division - every team except for one is on fire right now.
   42. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4760125)
Donaldson with a 2 run double up Tal's hill. 7-4.
   43. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4760128)
2014 AL MVP Josh Donaldson bombs a 2-out, 2-run double, and just like that it's 7-4 A's.
   44. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4760135)
A's win. Now on to the misery that is Giants baseball...
   45. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4760138)
So Lester has been scratched from his start for tomorrow.
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4760140)
Cardinals tied it up. Carpenter is out at the plate, but the catcher pretty clearly didn't provide a sliding lane, although Carpenter was toast by a mile. Up for review for a couple of reasons...
1. Catcher missed the tag.
2. Carpenter missed the plate but had no lane to the plate.

Ruled he was out, yes I'm a Cardinal fan, so take it with a grain of salt, but that was a bad call.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM (#4760144)
Vin Scully returning for 2015...I didn't think that was going to be a surprise, but still good to hear.
   48. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:58 PM (#4760146)
Scully has been doing the annual announcement since what, 2007?
   49. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: July 30, 2014 at 12:11 AM (#4760152)
41. After all the talk about the division being down, its shaping up to be one first place winner and three other pretty good teams. Not too shabby.
   50. Spahn Insane Posted: July 30, 2014 at 12:15 AM (#4760155)
Not that anyone cares about a game between the two worst teams in the NL, but Walt Weiss just had D.J. LaMahieu try to squeeze home Morneau with runners on second and third, one out, tie game, top of the 10th (with Blake Parker showing zero command). WTF?! (LaMahieu missed the pitch [a nearly un-buntable slider], then struck out.)
   51. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4760160)
Lance Lynn is not making the case for AJ Pierzynski right now.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: July 30, 2014 at 12:51 AM (#4760174)
Motte with another homerun allowed.... his big weakness as a pitcher has been the long ball...3-1 Padres in the bottom of the 7th... (Motte is tied with Lynn for second most homeruns allowed on the team now, with 7....difference is Motte has 21 ip, Lynn has 133.
   53. boteman Posted: July 30, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4760181)
Rumors of Matt Kemp's death are greatly exaggerated.
   54. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 30, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4760183)
The Giants have now lost 21 of their last 27 home games.
   55. puck Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:15 AM (#4760196)
Rockies at Cubs going into the 16th. Catcher John Baker was warming in the pen.

It's a lot of work to figure out who's in the NL cellar.
   56. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:23 AM (#4760199)
Baker pitches a 1-2-3 inning! Cubs score here and he gets the win.
   57. Spahn Insane Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:31 AM (#4760200)
Well, technically, it wasn't 1-2-3; he walked the second guy he faced, then erased him with a 4-6-3. Still pretty fun, since his "heater" was coming in at around 76.

Then he draws the leadoff walk in the bottom half.
   58. puck Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:33 AM (#4760201)
Ha, Baker is teh winning pitcher!
   59. Spahn Insane Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:33 AM (#4760202)
Baker scores the winning run on Castro's sac fly. And gets the W.

Len says this was the longest game in Cub history.
   60. puck Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:34 AM (#4760203)
Rockies announcers are saying it's the longest game in Wrigley's history.
   61. puck Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:43 AM (#4760205)
Rockies are playing some bad baseball...9-28, 8-20 in June, 15-36 in June/July, 3-8 in the 2nd half, etc.
   62. frannyzoo Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:54 AM (#4760206)
I loves me some 16-inning baseball. In addition to Baker getting the win (and other things noted above), Jake Arrieta pinch-bunts in the 13th or 14th (I lost track) with runners on first and second and one out. This saves Baker for his pitching appearance in the 16th, but sure did look stupid at the time. Well, it still looks stupid. Fun game.
   63. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 30, 2014 at 08:33 AM (#4760229)
It's a lot of work to figure out who's in the NL cellar.

Easy, there are 6 teams under .500. The three West teams that aren't the Dodgers and Giants, and then you have the small-market teams that just can't compete, the Mets, Cubs and Phillies.

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