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Friday, August 01, 2014

OMNICHATTER 8-1

The OMNICHATTER was not traded at the deadline.

Gamingboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 08:52 AM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: August 01, 2014 at 06:47 PM (#4762807)
I was just browsing through this year's Bill James Handbook and came across the line: "Most-similar repertoire to Jon Lester is David Price."
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4762859)
This weekend the Cardinals could gain (or lose) ground on the Brewers, with a head to head matchup. First game is Wainwright vs Peralta with Masterson going Saturday and Lackey going Sunday(I'm not sure either of them are better than Lynn who is getting pushed back to face the Red Sox)

Nice start, Wainwright cruises through the first inning, and Carpenter took a 7 pitch walk to leadoff the inning.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 08:43 PM (#4762865)
Cardinals recall Shane Robinson.... really? We have 3 players capable of playing centerfield, and we call a fourth one up instead of the other centerfield option that can hit with power like Grichuk. His development is no longer as important as the team needs.

Aramis with a homerun. 1-0 Brewers.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4762875)
1. Wainwright with a good bunt in which he did everything right on the execution, which makes me always upset when other pitchers mess it up, because they don't concentrate enough on the task at hand.
2. Horton just said "I know some of the anti-bunters hated that move."----No, the anti-bunters aren't going to have a problem with the pitcher bunting, their issue is always about position players bunting, especially in early parts of the game.
3. Bourjos is starting again? Really that is 3 in a row now... and it's not like he is doing anything to help the team that makes one say 'he's hot, let him play'

   5. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:07 PM (#4762877)
Wainwright getting hit hard, 2-0 Brewers. Peralta(Cardinals shortstop, not Brewers pitcher) just made one of the weakest throws I've ever seen from a relay man.
   6. DKDC Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4762892)
Os back in win column against Mariners.

Yankees-Red Sox entering the 4th inning (OK, fine it's the 7th).
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4762893)
Another run off a hard hit ball. Automatic double for Braun to score a run. 3-0 bad guys. Defensively things aren't going well for Wainwright either, but the mistakes aren't on routine balls, instead on hard hit balls that didn't get fielded as well as they should.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:45 PM (#4762894)
Boston fans seem very happy about Jeter HR.
   9. DKDC Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:46 PM (#4762895)
Tazawa has nothing. Gives up a HR to Jeter and then Betts makes an incredible play to run down an Ellsbury bomb to deep center field.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4762903)
It's August 1, and not only is Marlon Byrd playing, he hit a HR today. When is the shoe-eating ceremony?
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4762904)
Cardinals are 3 for 18 on replay challenges.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4762905)
Cardinals hit another batter. It looks the Cardinals are trying to catch up to the Pirates for most hit batters. I don't really feel bad for the players who are hit in the arm, who are in the act of half swinging though, find it hard to fault the pitchers for that.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4762907)
Nice little a-s whipping being administered by the first place Brewers onto the Cardinals/Wainwright. 7-0.
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4762908)
Wainwright not looking good for the August Cy Young.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4762909)
Make that 7-1...thanks to Holliday who seems to be the only player immune to the doldrums this year.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4762910)
Wainwright not looking good for the August Cy Young.


Yep, I guess he was just fine with the first four months of the year Cy Young.
   17. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4762912)
Yep, I guess he was just fine with the first four months of the year Cy Young.
I hope they stream that awards ceremony live.
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4762913)
I hope they stream that awards ceremony live.


That is what I like about baseball, they don't do stupid awards shows, but have a week long official announcements instead.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4762925)
Cardinal announcers have been making a big deal about Matt Carpenter reaching the full count(he's done it three times today) and so I decided to look up to see who has the most pa with a full count this year. Carpenter was fifth.


Player                       Split  G  PA AB   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
                                                                 
Mike Trout              Full Count 72 100 69 .319 .520 .652 1.172
Carlos Santana          Full Count 60  96 61 .230 .510 .459  .969
Paul Goldschmidt        Full Count 62  92 65 .185 .424 .308  .732
Christian Yelich        Full Count 60  92 65 .323 .522 .508 1.029
Matt Carpenter          Full Count 70  92 61 .279 .511 .393  .904
Brett Gardner           Full Count 63  89 61 .197 .449 .426  .876
Ryan Howard             Full Count 63  87 58 .103 .402 .155  .557
Mike Napoli             Full Count 53  83 49 .245 .554 .327  .881
Andrew McCutchen        Full Count 63  83 51 .275 .554 .373  .927
Jayson Werth            Full Count 54  82 58 .241 .463 .310  .774
Shin
-Soo Choo           Full Count 56  81 49 .184 .494 .245  .739
Freddie Freeman         Full Count 61  79 51 .373 .595 .647 1.242
Brian Dozier            Full Count 53  79 50 .160 .456 .420  .876
Adam Dunn               Full Count 53  78 47 .128 .474 .191  .666
Jason Heyward           Full Count 55  78 48 .271 .551 .458 1.010
Jose Bautista           Full Count 56  76 45 .222 .539 .356  .895
Justin Upton            Full Count 57  73 49 .163 .425 .347  .772
Jimmy Rollins           Full Count 55  73 51 .216 .452 .353  .805
Trevor Plouffe          Full Count 52  72 51 .314 .514 .608 1.122
Lucas Duda              Full Count 54  72 47 .234 .500 .383  .883 


   20. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4762928)
The Cubs intentionally walked Gonzalez in the first inning. But it worked out with Gonzalez TOOTBLANing.
   21. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4762929)
Jebus. Huston Street loaded the bases against Tampa Bay, then strikes out Jennings and Zobrist, and flies out Joyce to end the game. PROVEN CLOSER.
   22. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 01, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4762932)
[21] See, if it were Frieri it would have been the same except the flyball would have gone over the fence for a walk off grand slam.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4762934)
Jebus. Huston Street loaded the bases against Tampa Bay, then strikes out Jennings and Zobrist, and flies out Joyce to end the game. PROVEN CLOSER.


Sounds like most closers without the last name of Rivera or Wagner.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4762936)
Cardinal announcers bother me with their hatred towards the opposition, especially when it comes to players with less than stellar reputations for whatever reason, but for some reason they do love Aramis Ramirez(it's probably because he constantly kicks the crap out of us.) he's one of the less(reputation wise) fundamentally sound players who they will constantly give positive props for his all around play.
   25. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:19 PM (#4762941)
#24 I'm no Redbirds fan, and I commend you for your remark, I've long since noticed this, (also on the radio). ARam is pretty cruel vs STL lately.

Meanwhile, Dan Haren was just easily gunned out 9-3, but I think Rizzo's foot was off the bag.
Haren ruled out, good call.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4762946)
Ugh....for a team that many thought would have a good bench, right now when we have our "real" team starting, our bench is Descalso, Ellis, Bourjos, Cruz and Shane Robinson.....

Game is not over yet, but 7-4 in the bottom of the ninth and two outs. (thought Carpenter was going to get a homerun there)
   27. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:35 PM (#4762948)
Brewers just love crapping their way to victory vs St. Louis.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4762950)
Game is over now...7-4 bad guys. Oh well, still have something like 9 games remaining against the Brewers, season is far from over.
   29. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 02, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4762962)
Damn. That's some strike zone Davis was getting on that called third strike to Donaldson there. And then turned around and said something.

Speaking of which, Wade Davis has been incredible this season. When did Davis learn how to pitch?
   30. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 04:59 AM (#4762989)
In three starts against St. Louis this year, Peralta is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA (three runs in 20 innings)
   31. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 05:13 AM (#4762990)
special stuff from cards broadcasters last night:

after noting gomez has had a relatively high number of HBP from the cardinals, they say “maybe if he spent more time watching video instead of admiring his own antics, he’d understand why people might want to hit him from time to time.”

i don't think they realized that they just stated that the cards hit gomez on purpose (which i don't believe was the case last night)

   32. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 05:14 AM (#4762991)
i think i have this right. in his last 11 starts kershaw has more wins than runs allowed
   33. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 05:18 AM (#4762992)
but 6 of carlos 12 hit by pitches are by the cards.
   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 02, 2014 at 09:13 AM (#4763011)
since june 1st for kershaw

11 games started
86 innings pitched (what?)
104 strikeouts
8 walks (pardon me?)
9 runs/9 earned runs
49 hits (stares blankly)


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