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OMNICHATTER 8-24-2014

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Gamingboy Posted: August 24, 2014 at 12:17 AM | 97 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM (#4778047)
1852 Deacon White born
1884 Cubs purchase John Clarkson
1887 Harry Hooper born
1889 Hank Gowdy born
1895 Jimmy Ryan hits inside the park gran dslam
1899 100 homers: Jimmy Ryan
1901 Ump Pongo Joe Cantillon attacked by BOX fans. Players Chick Stahl & Ted Lewis come to his rescue
1903 NYG commit 8 errors
1904 Wee Willie Keeler hits 2 inside the park HR
1905 Ed Reulbach wins marathon: 20 inning 2-1 game CHC over Philly. Tully Sparks loses also going the distance
1906 Jake Weimer tosses shortened game no hitter over BRK 1-0: 7 innings
1908 MLB debut: Smokey Joe Wood
1909 Cobb spikes Frank Baker in hand & arm when he tries a bare handed tag. Despite A’s protests, he’s allowed to stay in the game
1910 Frank Sullivan, CWS, catches ball dropped from top of Washington Monument by Ed Walsh
1914 DET-WA game: plunk a total 7 batters; a record unmatched until 1971
1918 Secretary of War Newton Baker grants an extended exemption to layers in the World Series
1919 lightening strike pitcher Ray Caldwell - litearlly - during his windup. He recovers & beats A’s 2-1
1931 Bill Terry hits walk-off inside the park HR in bottom of 11th
1935 CLE 2, PHA 0 (15). Willis Hudlin: 15 IP, 8H, 1W, 6K, 106GS, George Turbville CG 14.2 IP, 9H, 2ER, 13/6 W/K. Walk-off HR: Earl Averill
1935 Hank Leiber hits 2 HR in one inning
1938 Minor league pitcher Virgil Trucks fans his 418th batter of the year, the most in the 20th century
1940 Only time Ted Williams pitches in MLB: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K. DET 12, BOX 1. A pitcher in LF, too
1941 Dodger Sym-Phony debuts. Will become a fixture
1943 A’s lose their 20th straight
1943 last game: Carl Hubbell
1947 CIN 12, PHI 3 (10).
1947 Eddie Waitkus, CHC, hits inside the park grand slam vs. NYG
1951 Gene Woodling, who had homered off Early Wynn on 6/24 & 7/24, now does it on 8/24
1951 Veeck has 1115 fans (including Connie Mack) manage STB
1952 last game; Lou Boudreau. He hits a walk-off SH off Satchel Paige to win it
1954 Jack Harshaman CG SHO & hits a HR
1954 Robin Roberts, PHI, lifted for a reliever vs MIL - - had completed his last 13 GS vs them, going 12-1
1956 Tony Bernazard born
1957 LAD use 8 relieers in one game, tying an NL record
1960 Cal Ripken Jr. born
1961 BOX announce they won’t pay Jackie Jensen for any games he misses due to fear of flying
1961 Portland Beavers in PCL sign Satchel Paige. He’ll post a 2.88 ERA in 25 IP
1962 Leo Durocher suffers near-fatal reaction to penicillin injection
1967 Dick Allen, PHI, puts right hand through headlight while pushing a car. (That’s his story). Misses the rest of the year
1968 Tim Salmon born
1969 Pilots trade Jim Bouton to HOU for Roric Harrison and ...... Dooley Womack
1971 Ernie Banks’s final HR
1971 Luis Tiant’s 9th straight loss
1971 Rico Carty, ATL, says he suffered permanent damage to right eye in altercation w/ 3 Atlanta cops
1973 Reggie Smith calls Boston a racist city and demands a trade
1974 Davey Lopes steals 5 bases in 1 game. Thrown out in his 6th attempt
1975 Ed Halicki throws no hitter
1975 Gary Carter, MTL,ends Davey Lopes sting of 38 consecutive successful stolen base attempts
1976 Bill Freehan, DET, hits his 200th & final HR. 100 on road, 100 at home
1976 Seattle’s new team will be the Mariners
1977 last game: Boog Powell
1977 MLB debut; Rick Honeycutt
1980 MIN manager Gene Mauch resigns
1981 NL umps Nick Colosi & Frank Pulli get in shoving match w/ TV crew & break a camera at PHI-ATL game
1983 Chuck Rainey, CHC, has no-hitter go until 9th: 1 out away Eddie Milner, CIN, singles
1983 In top of the 10th inning, 3 TOR runners picked off. Then in bottom of inning, lose on walk-off HR to Lenn Sakata
1983 MLB Debut: Juan Samuel
1983 Pete Rose ends consecutive games streak at 745
1983 Rickey Henderson steals base for 11th striaght game
1984 last game: Rennie Stennett
1984 MLB debut: Kent Hrbek
1985 NYY signs Jim Leyritz as amateur free agent
1988 Probably Dennis Eckersley’s worst relief stint: 1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
1989 Pete Rose signs agreement permanently banning himself from baseball
1990 CIN release Ken Griffey Sr.
1991 SEA pitcher Rob Murphy appears in 121st consecutive game w/out getting a win, a new record
1992 MLB debut: Bob Wickman
1993 Kevin Reimer, MIL, gets 6 hits in a game
1993 SDP score 13 runs in 1st inning vs STL
1994 NYY sign Cristian Guzman as amateur free agent
1995 1st of 5 walk off HRs for Ken Griffey Jr
1998 ARI signs Vicente Padilla as amateur free agent
2000 in rehab start in minors, TBD Tony Saunders left arm breaks again throwing a wild pitch. Broke his arm on 5/26/99 before
2001 Hank Sauer dies
2003 Best known WPA game by DET bat: Brandon Inge: 1.113. 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB. DET 10,. ANA 9
2004 Bud Selig doubts MLB’rs will ever be able to play in the Olympics; too disruptive to pennant race
2005 Mike Jacobs hits 4th career HR in 4th career game
2006 Sean Casey grounds out …. To left field (thinks liner caught by 3B, but not. 5-7-3 GO
2007 LAD signs David Wells as a free agent
2008 estimated crowd of 347 attend first game of CIN-FLA doubleheader. Official attendence of 22,505
2009 COL 6, SFG 4 (14). It’s 1-1 until the 14th. Ryan Spilbourghs walk-off grand slam
2009 last game: Adam Eaton
2010 Marathon PHI-HOU game has Roy Oswalt playing LF by 16th inning for his new team versus his old team. HOU wins 4-2 (16)
2010 US army skydiver get stuck on flagpole at Rangers Ballpark in pregame jump at night game. Oops
2011 Mike Flanagan kills himself
2012 KCR 10, BOX 9 (12). KCR up 3-0 early, then BOX 9-3. BOX’s 1st game after their big trade w/ LAD
2012 Walk-off collision? Yup. Wild-SEA-CWS 9th. CWS enter up 7-2. SEA w/ 6 in top . CWS - 2 in bottom - last R scores on OF collision
2013 ARI 12, PHI 7 (18). PHI overcome 7-1 deficit w/ rallies in 6th & 8th—- but lose anyway
   2. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM (#4778050)
Every day the Rangers lose, and every day I say something like, "Well, naturally they lost, but look at this good thing that happened," like somebody hit a home run or the starter made it through six instead of five or whatever. I'm back to the natural condition of Ranger fandom :)
   3. Guapo Posted: August 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM (#4778058)
Dag,

I think the year for Stennett and Hrbek should be 1981.

1988 Probably Dennis Eckersley’s worst relief stint: 1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K


I was at this game- was 15 years old. Jose Canseco hit a 2-run HR off the facade of the upper deck at Yankee Stadium to make it 6-2 A's in the 9th (Yankee win expectancy was 2%)

Then the bottom of the 9th went:

Single
Single
Ken Phelps 3-run HR
Single
Single
GIDP (but tied the game at 6)
Single
Single
Single (game over, Yankees win 7-6)

So the Yankees had 8 hits in 9 AB in the 9th.

I see Ken Phelps celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this month...
   4. Spahn Insane Posted: August 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4778079)
But then Eckersley would've only had two thirds of an inning pitched, right? Someone's account is off by a hair.

EDIT: checked the game log; 1 inning was correct, as Eckersley pitched the 8th, not the 9th as I assumed.
   5. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM (#4778090)
I'm not going to today's game in Arlington – national TV considerations (I assume) dictate that all Sunday games except the ESPN showcase be played during the day. It will hit 100° F here today and games in full sunlight are just punishing in those conditions.

The Texas teams used to have a dispensation to play Sunday night games at home (pointlessly in the case of Houston, since they've been indoors for fifty years). I wish those days would return. I tend not to carp too much about MLB marketing – money is money, and the Angels-A's is a great matchup that deserves an audience – but when they make a game actively difficult to attend, it's a shame.
   6. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 01:40 PM (#4778115)
BDC, given summers in the Metroplex, the Rangers should have a Sunday night dispensation from June to August. Sure, the ballpark has plenty of shaded areas that the original Arlington Stadium lacked, but it still gets hot as hell in DFW.
   7. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4778118)
Another 1st-inning gopher ball surrendered by Strasburg, though thankfully it's a leadoff. Can he settle down a la Zimmermann?
   8. Repoz Posted: August 24, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4778123)
Flush Flaherty: "Paul Konerko's farewell tour may be flying under the radar compared to Derek Jeter's." Ya think?
   9. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4778127)
Who the hell is Paul Konerko?
   10. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:10 PM (#4778130)
Ouch. Another leadoff HR, this time by Ishikawa.
   11. morineko Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM (#4778139)
Strasburg is having a bit of the HR problem this year, no?
(Aside: it's odd seeing an MLB home runs allowed leaderboard without Phil Hughes on it.)
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4778140)
5-0 Phillies in the third... ugly game by Masterson so far.
   13. Joey B. Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:44 PM (#4778141)
I hate this overrated c*nt flap so damn much.
   14. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:45 PM (#4778142)
cfb

you should get accustomed to such outings. masterson's stuff has seemingly vanished.
   15. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4778144)
i think that's the fourth two out homer this series by the pirates. it's been kind of crazy. the slew of 2 out hits
   16. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4778147)
The only saving grace for the Nats today is that the Reds currently lead the Braves 3-0.
   17. mathesond Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4778149)
...and Bautista gets tossed
   18. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4778151)
gennett smokes a single to right and for reasons that only make sense to brewers leadership braun gets waved home and he's out by a mile
   19. mathesond Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4778157)
..And Reimold replaces Bautista and throws out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double
   20. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:10 PM (#4778158)
There's hope! Cabrera delivers a double, and it's 5-2.
   21. Bunny Vincennes Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4778160)
I watch the Brewers a lot, mostly by choice and frequently because of questionable company. But, the Brewers might be the dumbest baserunning team I've ever watched.
   22. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4778162)
jack

it is a reflection of their manager. folks want to focus on gomez (recall the thread a while back) but ron wants everyone running like their pants are on fire at all times. for every highlight reel play where a team breaks down and throws the ball away milwaukee runs into multiple easy outs for the opposition
   23. Bunny Vincennes Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4778164)
9. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4778127)
Who the hell is Paul Konerko?


Somebody the Hall of Merit folk get a giant hard on for in five years. Seriously, a Paul Konerko send off? I mean the guy was good and won a WS, but nobody gives a #### about that guy.
   24. Bunny Vincennes Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4778165)
2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:16 PM (#4778162)
jack

it is a reflection of their manager. folks want to focus on gomez (recall the thread a while back) but ron wants everyone running like their pants are on fire at all times. for every highlight reel play where a team breaks down and throws the ball away milwaukee runs into multiple easy outs for the opposition


You know, I'm laughing about your comment because its spot on, and b) I watch the Royals a lot. The Ron is the Anti-Yost.
   25. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4778166)
September 8th will be Paul Konerko T-Shirt Day at the Cell. I can't imagine there have been any other Konerko festivities this year, even at Clark & Addison. I have trouble remembering if the White Sox have played in Arlington this year.
   26. morineko Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4778169)
The Cubs did a pregame thing for Konerko--they gave him #14 from the scoreboard. (iirc they had Jeff Samardzija present it to him)
   27. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4778171)
Wow, I didn't realize just how much Harang's strikeout rate has fallen off.

March/April: 9.17
May: 10.43
June: 5.15
July: 3.97
August: 4.21

He's also had a sub-1.50 K/BB in each of the last 3 months.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4778172)
I watch the Brewers a lot, mostly by choice and frequently because of questionable company. But, the Brewers might be the dumbest baserunning team I've ever watched.


Sometimes, I wish the Cardinals would be as dumb. Jay is on first, a single to right field and he stops at second, too many times this year the team has been too conservative on the base paths.
   29. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4778173)
Adrian Beltre's RBI double in the first today lifts him past Chili Davis and (at least temporarily) Carlos Beltran for 81st all-time in RBIs, and over Alex Rodriguez, of all people, for 47th in career doubles.
   30. BDC Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4778175)
The Cubs did a pregame thing for Konerko

That's excellent, actually, he's a good guy.
   31. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4778177)
I watch the Brewers a lot, mostly by choice and frequently because of questionable company. But, the Brewers might be the dumbest baserunning team I've ever watched.
Does Von Hayes coach in the Milwaukee organization?
   32. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4778179)
I wish I was somewhere that I could actually watch this Mariners game.

And also, the Yankees are such a dogshit team. Why won't they start losing?
   33. Bunny Vincennes Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4778182)
(iirc they had Jeff Samardzija present it to him)


That's kind of random. Konerko had a great career but when I think of him I toss him in the same box of baseball cards that has dozens of Chris Sabo. He doesn't belong in that box but I'd rather watch Rondell White or somebody else in that same box.
   34. Baldrick Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4778185)
I wish I was somewhere that I could actually watch this Mariners game.

It's been a pretty awful game. Over 2 hours to get through five innings.
   35. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4778186)
I just find it ironic that I move back to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in six years and for the first time I can't watch the Mariners play through any legal means.
   36. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4778187)
Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4778127)
Who the hell is Paul Konerko?


Somebody the Hall of Merit folk get a giant hard on for in five years.


Thanks, but er, I actually did know who he was, and if I were a White Sox fan I'd be wanting to give him a major sendoff.

   37. Baldrick Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4778188)
Zunino (who has basically been 0 for the last two weeks) finally does something vaguely useful and draws a walk. Then is immediately picked off. Chris Taylor follows with a base hit, and steals second. Cool. And then he is thrown out trying to steal third. With two outs. Idiot.
   38. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4778189)
Now 6-5! Just like the unsinkable Molly Brown, the Nats ain't down yet!
   39. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4778190)
Jerry Hairston Jr. works the pregame for SportsNet LA, and I'm sure he's cheering brother Scott...the game is tied!
   40. Baldrick Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:03 PM (#4778191)
Intentionally walking Stephen Drew for the chance to face Jeter in the bottom of the 9th. Lolz.

Of course, because the universe is a horrible place, he'll probably drive in the winning run.

Edit: or ground into a double play!
   41. Bunny Vincennes Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4778192)
Thanks, but er, I actually did know who he was, and if I were a White Sox fan I'd be wanting to give him a major sendoff.


I agree, I just think he might have as much national recognition as Nicky Punto.
   42. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4778193)
Despite what the guy on the MLB Network just said, the Orioles have a distinctly middling offense this year.
   43. morineko Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4778194)
Hey, what happened to the Yankees? ::checks pitchers used today:: Oh. I see our friend Blown Save showed up.
   44. Ziggy Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4778195)
Reds announcers say that Wada has a no-hitter going in Chicago.
   45. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:14 PM (#4778196)
Werth gets it done!
   46. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4778197)
And so does LaRoche...8-6 Nats!
   47. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4778198)
Ruben Tejada looks like a gold glover when the comparison is too many games of Wilmer Flores.
   48. Joey B. Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4778199)
Cobb County Cornpones go down again, dropping our Magic Number to 26 baby.
   49. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4778200)
I see our friend Blown Save showed up.


Good thing he brought his friend 3-run Walk Off along as well ...
   50. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4778201)
#48 almost certainly deals with the Braves' 5-3 loss in Cincinnati...if the Nats' bullpen holds on, there will be an 8-game lead in the East.
   51. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4778202)
classic brewers. parra drops a great bunt, catcher throws wild at first, parra lights out for second but second baseman who was clearly backing up and in the runners field of vision when he turned first picked up the ball and nailed parra at second by a mile

foolish baserunning. again
   52. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:45 PM (#4778204)
Span atones for his pickoff blunder with an RBI single...9-6!
   53. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4778208)
what is span's batting average since the break? seems like he is been on fire
   54. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4778210)
He's been torrid, all right, and continues to play superb defense. He is this generation's Garry Maddox.
   55. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4778211)
brewers hold on to beat pittsburgh 4-3

   56. Guapo Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4778214)
I believe I saw on the Yankees' broadcast yesterday that Konerko is 2nd in games played in a White Sox uniform, which shocked me. (I think he is also no 2 in HRs behind Frank Thomas, but games played was more surprising to me).
   57. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4778216)
guapo

per baseballreference

Games Played

Rank Player Games Played PA
1. Luke Appling 2422 10254
2. Paul Konerko 2256 9218
3. Nellie Fox 2115 9493
4. Frank Thomas 1959 8603
5. Ray Schalk 1757 6235
6. Ozzie Guillen 1743 6451
7. Harold Baines 1670 6797
Eddie Collins 1670 7410
9. Luis Aparicio 1511 6438
10. Carlton Fisk 1421 5500
   58. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4778218)
Desmond singles in Werth, 10-6 Nats. Take a rest, Soriano.
   59. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:11 PM (#4778220)
Insult to injury -- Bryce homers off the RF pole, and it's 12-6!
   60. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4778221)
paul konerko CAREER team rankings with white sox:

war: 10th
slugging pct: 9th
games: 2nd
at bats: 3rd
runs: 4th
hits: 3rd!
total bases: 1st! (paul konerko has over 4000 what??
doubles: 3rd
homers: 2nd
rbi: 2nd
bb: 4th
strikeouts: 1st
extra base hits: 2nd
gidp: 1st
   61. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4778222)
And once again (a) the Pirates can't convert a sweep and (b) a nascent winning streak gets shut down. The Pirates have not won more than four in a row all season, and no team has ever made the postseason without at least one winning streak of five or more games.

-- MWE
   62. jobu Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4778223)
The Texas teams used to have a dispensation to play Sunday night games at home (pointlessly in the case of Houston, since they've been indoors for fifty years). I wish those days would return.

I grew up in a market that didn't have MLB at the time. I remember fondly all the Sunday nights I spent listening to Mark Holtz and Eric Nadel on 820 WBAP, which was (and maybe is) a clear channel station that carries several states away at night.

---

The A's have picked up Geovany Soto. How they will use them given they already have Norris, Jaso, and I-Believe-in-Stephen-Vogt is a very good question.
   63. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4778224)
And Espinosa goes yard. 14-6!
   64. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4778227)
Soriano pitches anyway to begin the 9th -- one pitch, one out.
   65. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:24 PM (#4778228)
correia got hammered again today

these pitching pick ups for teh acquiring teams looking iffy so far
   66. morineko Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4778229)
Jaso is on the concussion DL--again--so that is what Soto is for.
   67. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4778230)
A curly W (and an 8-game lead, largest in MLB) is in the books!
   68. morineko Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4778231)
65) it's Kevin Correia; was a different outcome expected? Correia's home park is usually one that doesn't allow many homers so this isn't something we've seen for a while.
   69. Joey B. Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4778232)
Magic Number down to 25 baby! N-A-T-S Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!
   70. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4778235)
brewers embark on a 9 game road trip. 3 in san diego, 3 in san fran and then weirdly 3 in chicago with milwaukee having to play a day game on labor day after playing a day game in san fran the previous day.

hang tough fellas
   71. Swedish Chef Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:35 PM (#4778236)
Detroit brings in Jim Johnson when only up by 6, dangerous.
   72. Baldrick Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4778237)
The Fernando Rodney Experience sure is a nervous ride.
   73. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:56 PM (#4778242)
Mets turn a triple play!
   74. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:56 PM (#4778243)
nl pitch leaders

war: kershaw 6.5
era: kershaw 1.82
wins: 4 guys tied including kershaw (sorry brian kinney)
whip: kershaw .828
k's per 9: kershaw 10.8
complete games: kershaw 6
k's/bb: kershaw 8.7

that is some kind of resume
   75. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: August 24, 2014 at 05:59 PM (#4778244)
Doolittle (intercostal strain) and Donaldson (knee) scheduled for MRIs.
   76. TerpNats Posted: August 24, 2014 at 06:05 PM (#4778245)
Puig ran into that triple play (5-4-3-2), being called out at home to end that weird play.
   77. Spahn Insane Posted: August 24, 2014 at 06:51 PM (#4778258)
The Cubs just played one hell of a series against the Orioles.
   78. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:03 PM (#4778278)
Not only DID the Yankees honor Paul Konerko, but it sounds like he was very appreciative:
The Yankees played a tribute to Konerko on their video board before Sunday’s game against the Sox, and Jeter then presented Konerko with a base signed by the team. The moment was particularly special to Konerko because the first major league game he attended when he was 6 years old was a Yankees game. “As far as the whole retirement thing, it's the highlight of the year for me so far,” said Konerko, who was born in Rhode Island. “(The Yankees were) all I ever knew as a kid. The fact that I'm getting a gift for something I did on the field in all the time between then and now is mind-boggling. You just don't think about things like that.

“A classy move by them. You don't expect it, and to have Derek out there as the guy giving it to me, that's pretty cool, even for someone who tries not to pay attention to that stuff."

Seems like the ChiSox might want to do something with his number.
   79. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:08 PM (#4778284)
Seems like the ChiSox might want to do something with his number.

Seems like the Yankees appreciate Konerko more than his own team. But then class will tell.
   80. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:11 PM (#4778286)
The Cubs just played one hell of a series against the Orioles.

It seems like practically every team this year has a trio of nearly unhittable pitchers. It's been a long time since I've seen so many perfect pitches over the course of a weekend.
   81. bobm Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4778288)
to have Derek out there as the guy giving it to me, that's pretty cool


That's what she said. #giftbaskets
   82. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4778289)
good lord. what kind of baseball is happening when the royals can be winning a division with 3 guys of any playing time slugging over .400?

   83. cardsfanboy Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4778292)
Seems like the Yankees appreciate Konerko more than his own team. But then class will tell.


I'm thinking that Konerko is probably going to have a pretty good weekend the last week of the season from the White Sox.
   84. Leroy Kincaid Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:38 PM (#4778298)
Langston keeps pronouncing Kasmir as cashmere. Is that correct or does he need to be punched?
   85. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: August 24, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4778301)
what is span's batting average since the break? seems like he is been on fire

Including his last game before the break (when he went 2-for-5) Span is 56-for-147 heading into today. That's good for a .381 batting average. OBP .436 & SLG: .449.
   86. bobm Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4778308)
[84] BR: Scott Kazmir KAZ-meer


   87. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4778313)
KAZ-meer done for the night. Angels need to put the game out of reach.
   88. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4778315)
this fix it?
   89. JustDan Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4778318)
.
   90. Spahn Insane Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:52 PM (#4778330)
.
   91. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 24, 2014 at 09:53 PM (#4778331)
Test.
   92. AROM Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4778341)
Glad to see the Scott Kazmir who Angels fans got to experience in 2010-11 showed up, instead of the imposter.
   93. The District Attorney Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4778342)
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EDIT: whatever, this is what you fools who use italics instead of blockquote deserve

EDIT 2: Weird, it worked. BTW, what I did was (someone here suggested this, take credit if it was you): open italics once using < and >; then close them twice using < and >; then open them once using [ and ]; then close them twice using [ and ]
   94. salvomania Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4778344)
nl pitch leaders

war: kershaw 6.5
era: kershaw 1.82
wins: 4 guys tied including kershaw (sorry brian kinney)
whip: kershaw .828
k's per 9: kershaw 10.8
complete games: kershaw 6
k's/bb: kershaw 8.7


Harvey's, CFB wants to know why you don't list Wainwrights' name instead of grouping him among the "4 guys"
   95. The District Attorney Posted: August 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM (#4778346)
If the Tigers keep doing things like replacing rotation starters named "Buck Farmer" with rotation starters named "Kyle Lobstein", they will become my favorite team.
   96. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4778348)
Someone will some day explain to me why the Blue Jays keep bothering trotting out Sergio Santos.
Just eat the remainder of his contract this year, pay him his $750k buyout, and let him go.

   97. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4778350)
The A's go down in the 9th on two straight K's looking, both on calls that looked dubious to me.

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