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OMNICHATTER 7-7-14

There will be OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:38 AM | 73 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:34 AM (#4745157)
Happiness: finally being able to watch the Battle of the Beltways games on television without having to mute the TV so I don't have to listen to Jim Hunter!
   2. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4745579)
@Ken_Rosenthal: Part of #Orioles’ rationale for demoting Gausman is to limit his innings and preserve him for later in season…Gausman currently at 78 2/3 innings between majors and minors. Orioles want to keep him in the 160-170 range combined.

The Great Stephen Strasburg Shutdown of 2012: trailblazer for future generations!!
   3. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:05 PM (#4745623)
How embarrassing is it going to be for Atlanta to lose against the Mets tonight when the latter are wearing the ugliest uniforms in the history of the entire universe and all alternate universes?
   4. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:07 PM (#4745624)
Let's go Ace. Live up to your hype today.
   5. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:17 PM (#4745629)
Stras gets the best of the 'roided up cheater.
   6. Magnum RA Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:19 PM (#4745633)
Happiness: finally being able to watch the Battle of the Beltways games on television without having to mute the TV so I don't have to listen to Jim Hunter!


Seconded.
   7. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4745635)
Solution: listen to the radio play-by-play. Either choice of Charlie and Dave or else Joe Angel, muting Fred mistake-a-minute Manfra now that he has returned. Life is good!
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:30 PM (#4745639)
This seems like a new wrinkle - Fan Caught Sleeping During Game Sues ESPN & MLB:
. . . a fan caught napping on camera during a recent Yankees-Red Sox game is suing ESPN for defamation for its coverage of his power nap. More specifically, 26-year-old Andrew Rector is seeking $10 million in damages from ESPN because the network’s cameras caught Rector snoozing in the stands and, according to the complaint, “opened an unending verbal crusade against the napping plaintiff.”

Stay alert out there.
   9. Kurt Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:39 PM (#4745643)
What the hell happened to Justin Masterson?
   10. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 07:46 PM (#4745646)
I'm not one of our brilliant internet lawyers, but I don't like Rector's chances too much.
   11. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4745654)
####### cheating scumbag.
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4745661)
Just catching up to this game, and had to come quick and see the reaction. Joey did not disappoint.
   13. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4745664)
Nationals' catcher Wilson Ramos just extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Naturally, Matty Williams has him batting 8th because you wouldn't want your slow-a$$ catcher clogging up the bases for the pitcher.
   14. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4745667)
That was an underwhelming effort from Upton.
   15. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4745672)
THE RICE RAKER!!!
   16. Ziggy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4745681)
Why is Bruce playing first? Is Votto hurt?
   17. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:10 PM (#4745684)
Joey Votto left the game yesterday or Saturday with soreness/tightness in one of those leg muscle-thingies.
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:35 PM (#4745698)
Matheny is a good manager, contrary to the complainers, but he has to move Craig out of the first five spots in the lineup.
   19. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4745699)
Should've left Dice-K in there. :-(
   20. Joey B. Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:40 PM (#4745700)
OK boys, let's walk these b*tches off.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4745706)
All Star Josh Harrison with a great catch in right field to rob the Cardinals of a double. Cardinal announcers like Josh Harrison a lot apparently(saying people travelling with the Pirates, claim Harrison is the team MVP.... mind you, that is like when Oquendo was called the Cardinals MVP...his versatility is great, but that is not an MVP)
   22. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4745715)
Nats put runners at 2B, 1B and can't gitter dunn. Mgr. Buck IBB the not-hitting Harper to get to Desmond who doesn't take kindly to that treatment, but strikes out hacking at high heat. Ramos is always a HR threat, but also K'd to send the game to extra innings. Good crowd since the Maryland suburbs are mostly split between Orioles and Nats fans and they are really into this game, not the usual subdued, button-down D.C. crowd. Packed house and has a playoff feel according to tweets from fans at the game.
   23. toratoratora Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4745718)
Votto has a pulled quad. It's the same injury that DL'ed him earlier in the year. At the time they said he wouldn't be 100% all year. Now it looks as if he came back way to early as he's looked awful in his return (As in Billy Hamilton has about the same slugging percentage). The Reds are hoping he doesn't have to go on the DL again. Right now he's day to day. My bet is that they'll try to ride it through the All Star break and see what he looks like then
   24. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:14 PM (#4745723)
Cole Hamels is looking great once again.

The Brewers bullpen has both Tom Gorzelanny AND Zach Duke? Who's next, Ian Snell?
   25. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4745727)
Mets, you suck.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4745728)
Votto has a pulled quad. It's the same injury that DL'ed him earlier in the year. At the time they said he wouldn't be 100% all year. Now it looks as if he came back way to early as he's looked awful in his return (As in Billy Hamilton has about the same slugging percentage). The Reds are hoping he doesn't have to go on the DL again. Right now he's day to day. My bet is that they'll try to ride it through the All Star break and see what he looks like then


It would be better to try and use the All star break as free time for rest. Put him on the DL now, to limit the number of games he's going to miss, that all star break is 3 free days of dl time without costing a game. I hate how teams try this "well he'll be out for a few days and we'll wait and see"...and a week later he's still not back and they retroactively put him on the DL. In todays game with limited roster space, it makes no sense to play that, even with a great player, and especially with a hamstring that are notoriously slow to heal, and majority of the time are optimistically projected to return to normal much sooner than they ever do.

Of course, I have promoted the idea of stealing from the NHL where you have a 28 man roster, and each series you are required to make 3 "healthy" scratches, this would eliminate the riskiness of this particular move.
   27. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4745731)
Chris Davis, slump, bomb.
   28. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4745732)
Don't give us that bitchy ####### pout face from grounding out by swinging at the first pitch like an idiot, Eric Young, you idiot. #### you.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:30 PM (#4745733)
Marte with a triple, his fourth of the year...Al just said "that is one more than Matt Adams"...pretty funny. Marte is a really fast guy, and Adams is the opposite of that.
   30. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4745734)
So this is what 1968 was like. I expected more war protests.
   31. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4745736)
"They all look like Duck Dynasty people now, I don't like it."

- GF's opinion on Mets khaki camouflage uniforms.
   32. Ziggy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4745740)
I love triples. And Billy Hamilton. And especially when Billy Hamilton hits triples.

(Stand-up triples. On ground balls.)
   33. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4745741)
They don't have better options, but I'm eagerly awaiting the day the Cubs decide to just eat Edwin Jackson's contract. The guy has been a total bust, and I say that as someone who became a big fan of his during his lone season with Detroit.
   34. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4745743)
Weaver out after the 2nd inning with an injury.
   35. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4745745)
They're calling Weaver's injury lower back stiffness. Hopefully that's all and nothing more.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4745747)
Wainwright will be leaving soon, uncharacteristic 100 pitches in the 6th inning already and hasn't looked sharp at all today and his last appearance also. He's still getting good results and has flashes of brilliance, but he just hasn't been Waino the last 2 starts.
   37. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4745748)
Based on his numbers, Carlos Torres is a solid pitcher. Based on his performance against the Braves, he's Pedro come again.
   38. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4745749)
First start in a Phillies uniform for Andres Blanco tonight. Who is Andres Blanco? Middle infielder who was on the Rangers for a couple years recently, and the Royals for a couple years long ago.

Ronny Cedeno was on the Phillies a week ago. What is the difference between Ronny Cedeno and Andres Blanco exactly?

Long at-bat for Maldonado, finally strikes out for 2 outs. Big out!
   39. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4745752)
There was a point in the far distant past when we thought Cedeno might be able to hit. There was never such a point in the history of Andres Blanco.
   40. JE (Jason) Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4745754)
Oh, Nellie: It seems that Zimmerman is up to his old tricks at 3B. Denard Span, call your agent....
   41. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4745755)
Torres under full-scale attack by B.J. Upton, took a ball off his shoulder, but soldiers through to retire Simmons and the Braves.

The Nationals bullpen coughed up an uncharacteristic hairball tonight, making 2014 Chris Davis look like 2013 Chris Davis and even J.J. Hardy after he made outs all night before going to extras.
   42. Lassus Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4745762)
YAY RUBEN

Thank you Mets, for sucking a little bit less than you could have.

And seriously, Braves, look at those uniforms you lost to. Are you mortified, or what?
   43. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4745764)
Ronny Cedeno update: The Phillies apparently traded him to the Dbacks (the final piece!) for someone named "Raywilly Gomez". Definite upgrade.

If he plays for the Dbacks it'll be his 8th team, at age 30. He isn't any worse now than he ever was, ignoring his -100 OPS+ for the Phillies this year. So keep an eye on his potential for breaking Octavio Dotel's record.
   44. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4745766)
The Nationals bullpen coughed up an uncharacteristic hairball tonight, making 2014 Chris Davis look like 2013 Chris Davis and even J.J. Hardy after he made outs all night before going to extras.

True, but Manny Machado has been looking like the 2013 Manny Machado ever since he got off his suspension, and 3 of his 5 hits tonight were off Strasburg.
   45. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:11 PM (#4745768)
Man on second, nobody out. Baserunning blunder by Logan Schafer, running to third on a grounder to short.

Schafer was brought in to pinch-run for Ryan Braun, about whose movements the word "gingerly" has frequently been used by tonight's announcers.
   46. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4745770)
Kenny Giles totally befuddles Carlos Gomez. This guy just might be the first good reliever the Phils have come up with since Bastardo.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4745771)
Cardinals "offense" can't muster up a single run for Wainwright. Waino improves his league leading era to 1.79 with 7 innings of shutout baseball.
   48. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:14 PM (#4745773)
#44 - Too true. I (only half-) joked that they should have just walked Manny Machado after his 2nd plate appearance the way he looked at the plate tonight. Yeah, a 5-6 night is pretty good by most standards.

Mr. Baseball indicated that Braun has a ginger back, so he's out of the game. He probably could have made that out just as well as Schafer, though.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4745774)
Unrelated non-baseball note: Saw 17 minutes of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and I am so pumped for this movie. Rocket Raccoon is going to be the breakout star of the year.
   50. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:16 PM (#4745775)
Nolan "Random Value" Reimold has returned to the majors!
Yearly OPS+ numbers, in order:
116, 67, 111, 154, 59

   51. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4745779)
Jimmy Rollins is pinch-hitting for the sixth time in his career. But he may never get a chance to hit as the pitcher keeps throwing over to keep Tony Gwynn Jr. on first.
   52. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4745781)
Threw over one time too many.
   53. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:33 PM (#4745783)
Well, the inning ended anyway. Is Jimmy Rollins really the best pinch hitter we have, on this Koyie Hill-encumbered team? What happened to John Mayberry Jr.?
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4745784)
Jon Jay against lefty pitching this year is no fair to the left handed pitcher.
   55. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4745785)
Jeff Bianchi looks like Ryan Braun Jr. Smaller and handsomer but otherwise similar.

Good win by Hamels and the rest. That sweep to the Pirates seemed like it took about two seconds. Now it's time to help the Pirates by sweeping their nemesis, the Brewers.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4745792)
All Star Pat Neshek just threw a strike to McCutchen who had asked for time and wasn't granted. I love McCutchen, but love that result even more.
   57. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4745793)
McCutchen asked for time, not granted, he stood out of the box as the pitch came in for a strike. Glad the ump didn't fall for that, but too bad it had to happen with Cutch as I really like him.

Oh well, that was the chance for the Buccos to win it, but maybe they'll pull an Orioles act and bust it wide open in the 11th if it gets that far?

edit: GET OUT OF MY HEAD, CFB!!!11!1
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:51 PM (#4745794)
Cardinals win 2-0 with Matt Adams hitting a walk off homerun, one of 3 hits on the night.... Adams is absolutely this teams most valuable player this year.
   59. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:51 PM (#4745795)
As a non-Cardinals fan, I have to say that I really loathe Matt Adams.

Also, why isn't Matt Adams going to the ASG again???
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4745796)
Also, why isn't Matt Adams going to the ASG again???


Injury caused him to miss a portion of the season and his numbers aren't better at his position over others to warrant him going.
   61. boteman Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4745800)
Hunter Pence typically looks like a guy who can't remember if he left his gas stove burners on at home.

In other news, the Athletics have cranked that big handle and manufactured a run in a game that had been scoreless into the 5th inning.

FYI, Jon Miller is on "TV side" right now.
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4745801)
I don't know much about the NBA salary cap, but the fact that they can make a comment "Made ----- a maximum offer".... Uggh.. in a free country, claiming to be all about the capitalism, that there is a maximum salary is utterly ridiculous. Another reason to love baseball over the others. I may argue with Yankee fans on the salary structure of baseball, but in comparison to the other socialist systems, baseball rules butt.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:01 AM (#4745802)
Hunter Pence typically looks like a guy who can't remember if he left his gas stove burners on at home.


Hunter Pence is the most awkward player in the game. It's a positive thrill to watch him play, although sometimes you just want to tell him "take a valium/ritalin"
   64. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:10 AM (#4745806)
Jesse Chavez made his case to stick in the rotation - six shutout innings and 9 Ks.
   65. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:12 AM (#4745807)
Josh Donaldson just got whacked on the back of the left hand.
   66. boteman Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4745808)
Oh dear. Fred Lynn Agonistes... won't be happy about Josh Donaldson getting hit on the left hand by that pitch.

edit: Now as Bruce Bochy argues why they awarded Donaldson 1B, replay shows that the ball mostly caught the knob of the bat and made a distinct sound of hitting wood, but it might have pinched his pinky finger in the process. Anyway, your 2014 AL MVP IS at 1B.
   67. boteman Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4745811)
Now Jed Lowrie banged a single to CF and Donaldson stumbled as he rounded 2B and is hunched over with his hands on his knees at 3B.

edit: Joshy looked fine trotting home on Collapso's smoked ball to deep CF off Juan Gutierrez that also scored Lowrie. Vogelsong coulda stayed on to do that!
   68. jobu Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:42 AM (#4745818)
Friggin' Stephen Vogt, man!
   69. boteman Posted: July 08, 2014 at 12:46 AM (#4745822)
The Giants, specifically Brandon Crawford, are really putting the "OMG!" in "defense" this inning. It reminds me of playing dodge ball in elementary school when we'd miss the target more than we'd hit it.
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: July 08, 2014 at 01:25 AM (#4745835)
Angels win their 11th straight at home, and 16th out of their last 17 in Anaheim. Getting Thatcher and Grilli, and getting rid of Frieri, has gone a long way towards turning the Angel bullpen into something other than a punchline.

IT'S HAPPENING!
   71. jobu Posted: July 08, 2014 at 01:38 AM (#4745839)
Angels are looking great--should be an outstanding race for the AL West as I don't expect the Angels to let up. #s 1, 2, and 3 in MLB in run differential are the A's, Angels, and Mariners. I certainly didn't expect the Mariners to be in there.
   72. hokieneer Posted: July 08, 2014 at 04:31 AM (#4745850)
Of course, I have promoted the idea of stealing from the NHL where you have a 28 man roster, and each series you are required to make 3 "healthy" scratches, this would eliminate the riskiness of this particular move.


We did this in my old Strat-O-Matic league. Didn't realize it was an NHL thing. You could only "activate" one of the 3 players in between games and no one in your starting rotation could be placed on it. We didn't do full 40 man rosters, so the 3 extra bodies would help cover any gaps.
   73. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: July 08, 2014 at 08:00 AM (#4745870)
love triples. And Billy Hamilton. And especially when Billy Hamilton hits triples.

(Stand-up triples. On ground balls.)


With the bases loaded, in the 9th inning...

The ball didn't even get to the wall.

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