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Monday, July 07, 2014

OMNICHATTER 7-8

O-M-N-I-C-H-A-T-T-E-R

Gamingboy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:55 PM | 49 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 03:19 PM (#4746255)
It's hard to question the Cubs stockpiling hitting prospects if you watch any of the ML games. Aside from Rizzo and Castro (and maybe Valbuenana), this is just a putrid, death by a thousand cuts offense.
   2. salvomania Posted: July 08, 2014 at 06:15 PM (#4746554)
Billy Hamilton has a slugging percentage more than 10 points higher than Brandon Phillips's, more than 20 points higher than Ryan Ludwick's, 30 points higher than Matt Holliday's, and more than 40 points higher than Allen Craig's.
   3. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 06:47 PM (#4746571)
Orioles @ Nationals delayed start, account approaching line of storms.
   4. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4746595)
The Grandy-man can. Solo dinger off Teheran.
   5. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 08, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4746599)
God Justin Verlander sucks so very ####### much. Yeah the A's made the trade because of "us"...I am sure they are worried about the Tigers scraping by to make the post-season.
   6. Davo Dozier Posted: July 08, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4746601)
My namesake is in the Home Run Derby!!!
   7. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 07:59 PM (#4746615)
The Mets take Teheran hostage. deGrom with the 1-out single, now Granderson, Murphy, Wright, and Duda with 2-out hits, 4-0 Mets.

Braves get Hale warming in the bullpen in the 2nd inning.
   8. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4746626)
And as quickly as the dodgers hung a 5 spot on Verlander, the Tigers have evened it up.
   9. Lassus Posted: July 08, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4746632)
Well, this is a nice surprise.
   10. Snowboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4746654)
Yankees@Indians, second inning Trevor Bauer gives up a single and a 4 pitch walk; Girardi asks rookie Zelous Wheeler to sac bunt them over.
David Cone on YES doesn't like the move: he weighed in with his pitcher perspective, that when you are getting to a kid pitcher, don't gift him an out. "When I was on the mound and they did that against me, I'd say thank you very much. 1 pitch, 1 out."
PBP guy "But now you have two runners in scoring position?"
In response, Cone cites a study by "a sabermetrician named Tom Tango" about run expectancy. [Whoa!]
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4746662)
I didn't see this coming. Trailing 5-1 after the first, the Phils score 5 runs in the second to take the lead over the Brews. Still 2 on with only 1 out.
   12. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4746664)
It's about time that Julio Teheran finally got knocked back down to earth a little.
   13. Every Inge Counts Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:14 PM (#4746666)
Well Detroit's bats woke up. I guess the pattern is this: Lose series against last place teams, play well against the 1st place ones.

Also Detroit has 14 hits so far, 12 of those are singles.
   14. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4746670)
Orioles-Nats postponed. Makeup scheduled for August 4.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4746672)
Orioles scared of Nationals' awesomeness, postpone tonight's game until August 4.

In other interesting news, my MLB Gameday ribbon shows 11 active games with at least one of the two teams in 5 of those games having scored 5 runs. Well, the Mets just ticked up to 6-0 against the Braves, but it's 5-0 Cubbies, 5-3 Cleveland, 12-5 Detroit, 5-3 ChiSox, 7-5 Phillies. And Houston is up 3-2 over the Rangers with a runner on 1B so that would only take a 2-run homer to notch another one. Weird.
   16. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 08, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4746673)
MLBN is debuting a new graphic that shows the positioning of all the fielders, and it's pretty awesome.

This thing is going to be a couch scout's dream. Someone should probably have thought this up sooner.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4746678)
I can't believe the Tigers have posted 19 hits and 13 runs with that lineup and only tallied three extra bases hits all night, and no homers. And Miguel Cabrera has a triple!
   18. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4746680)
Make that 20 and 14. And that's 14 unanswered runs for the Tiger. To think this looked like a quick night and easy loss for Verlander.
   19. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4746685)
Does Evan Longoria know that there is a skunk living under his helmet???
   20. Dale Sams Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4746690)
Why do you think he wanted his hat so badly.
   21. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4746697)
Man, Jake McGee made that a little more interesting than he needed to, but the Rays survive the 9th inning onslaught (not Don Slaught) of the Royals to win it.
   22. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4746699)
I'm not sure Trevor Rosenthal has an appearance this year where somebody didn't reach scoring position.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:52 PM (#4746700)
I'm not sure Trevor Rosenthal has an appearance this year where somebody didn't reach scoring position.


I almost think there is something wrong with his arm, for a while he wouldn't bring the heat at all, now he only brings it when there is someone on second base.

Another walk off tonight?
   24. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4746702)
I almost think there is something wrong with his arm, for a while he wouldn't bring the heat at all, now he only brings it when there is someone on second base.

I have agreed with this at times, and then he throws it 99. Seems like that would be a weird arm injury. Maybe there's something wrong with his legs or feet.
   25. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4746703)
The cubs won't win again in 2014!
   26. greenback calls it soccer Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4746704)
Joe West's strike zone just went Eric Gregg.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4746705)
Kolten Wong with a walk off homerun...back to back nights with a walk off homerun...
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4746706)
I have agreed with this at times, and then he throws it 99. Seems like that would be a weird arm injury. Maybe there's something wrong with his legs or feet.


My thought process was that it's a minor pain that hurts at max effort, something not enough to take him out of the lineup, but enough to make him worry about it.
   29. salvomania Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4746707)
Cardinals with their second straight walk-off homer against the Pirates, tonight's star Kolten Wong.
   30. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4746710)
R.A. Dickey's got his knuckler knuckling tonight.
   31. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:11 PM (#4746711)
A's up on the Giants in the 3rd, 3-0. It all started with a little bloop by Lowrie that Pence could have caught, but Panik didn't hear Pence calling him off; Pence tried to reach to avoid a collision and the ball fell in. Then Punto pulls a ball into the LF corner to score Lowrie, Coco drives in Punto and Blanco misses the cut off man by a mile allowing Crisp to advance, another bloop hit, yadda yadda and it's now 4-0.

And I'm guessing Bochy will get tossed before this one is over. Angel Hernandez is his usually horrible self.
   32. Ziggy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:11 PM (#4746712)
Reds and Cubs tied going in to the bottom of the 9th.
   33. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:11 PM (#4746713)
R.A. Dickey's got his knuckler knuckling tonight.

He was quite good against the A's his last time out, too.
Although, Thing I Had Not Realized: from field level along the 1b side, a knuckleball looks more like a "WTF how are they not hitting that?"
   34. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4746715)
Reds and Cubs tied going in to the bottom of the 9th.


It had the makings of a potential laugher early on, but the Cubs ceased to add on and the Reds have chipped away. Now it feels inevitable that this game will go to the Reds.
   35. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4746716)
And as I type that, the Reds put runners at the corners in the ninth with nobody out.
   36. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:19 PM (#4746717)
And the Reds win without recording an out in the ninth.
   37. Batman Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:20 PM (#4746718)
Just like the Reds drew it up.
   38. Ziggy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4746719)
Reds win, come back from 5-0. Billy Hamilton is awesome, hit the walk off. They're interviewing him now and he talks as fast as he runs.
   39. Snowboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:22 PM (#4746720)
The Jays need Dickey tonight, because the rest of the team is playing like they are JV.
TIP: When you are the worst hitting team in the league*, don't make outs on the bases if you somehow get on.
Jays are the definition of desperate right now.

EDIT: * against LHP, I meant to say, and Skaggs is SP for LAA tonight
   40. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4746722)
Dickey's retired the last 10 in a row, just one hit and one walk allowed through 5 IP.
   41. Snowboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4746723)
Is Angels broadcast picking up/saying anything about Bautista's AB in the 6th?
Looks like he tweaked something in his right hip/lower back.
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:45 PM (#4746727)
Bautista seemed to have felt something twinge is what it looks like/what they're saying.
   43. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:54 PM (#4746728)
DON'T MAKE THE THIRD OUT AT THIRD BASE.
   44. Snowboy Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4746729)
Trout is Trout; exciting player.
Third out at third...perhaps not forgivable. Esp when trailing, and Pujols coming up.
But more forgivable than getting thrown out at first by the right fielder on a ball hit into right field, like Jose Reyes tonight.
   45. Ziggy Posted: July 09, 2014 at 12:03 AM (#4746730)
Skaggs is living on a knife's edge. He's given up like 10 hits, and can't get a swing and miss on anything. Still only given up 1 run, but his performance is not pretty.
   46. Ziggy Posted: July 09, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4746732)
And Reyes hits a 2R HR.
   47. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 09, 2014 at 12:07 AM (#4746734)
With Norris on first and Lowrie at bat, A's execute a right purty hit & run - single to right, runner to third.
No runs came of it, but it was a pleasure to watch nonetheless.
   48. Snowboy Posted: July 09, 2014 at 01:14 AM (#4746752)
Jays win 4-0.
Tonight might just be an example of regression: the Jays had lost 5 in a row, 7 in a row on the road. They're not *that* bad of a team, and despite their pressing and mistakes early in the game, they stumbled into some runs, finally supported Dickey, and came out on top.
The Angels had won 11 in a row at home, and 8 of their last 10. They're not *that* good of a team, but they have been on a good roll, and an inability to hit a good knuckleball should not necessarily trigger cliff diving.
   49. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 09, 2014 at 05:12 AM (#4746768)
an inability to hit a good knuckleball should not necessarily trigger cliff diving.

Unless your handle is "Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim". I understand there are some nice cliffs around Rachos Palos Verdes, so you never know.

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