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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

OMNICHATTER 8-6-2014

Wednesday. OMNICHATTER. Right here.

Gamingboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:42 AM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. beefshower Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4765462)
So I am leaving my wonderful home town of Flint, Michigan and heading to Pittsburgh to watch my Tigers take on the Pirates at PNC on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I have never been to Pittsburgh and am really excited to see a game at PNC Park which I have heard is about the most beautiful ballpark around. I am actually arriving in Pittsburgh on Friday so I will have a lot of time to see the city over the weekend. I have a general idea of what we are going to do but I thought I would just ask some fellow Primates for ideas on what to see, where to eat, etc, etc. I figure the popular thing right now is to burn Kirk Gibson in effigy by my Tigers fandom will not allow it. Seriously though I know there are a lot of Pirates fans around here and any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you!
   2. stanmvp48 Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:42 AM (#4765496)
We should start a "Why is he still in the Major Leagues"? thread. I nominate Nate Schierholtz
   3. stanmvp48 Posted: August 06, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4765842)
They must have read my post. DFA'd today.
   4. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 06, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4765886)
Time to put out an APB on the Athletics offense.
   5. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4765928)
Rednecks lose yet again to cap off the atrocious 0-8 west coast road trip, as Julio Teheran continues to come back to earth in a big way.

OK Nats, time to start playing the kind of ball we ought to be again. We should be comfortably running away with this crapbag division by now.
   6. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4765954)
Paul O'Neill makes me wanna punch myself !!
Ouch.. Ouch.. Ah... Ouch!!
   7. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:18 PM (#4765961)
Werth and LaRoche quickly make it 3-0.
   8. Banta Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:19 PM (#4765962)
Niese is:
A. Hurt
B. Useful, but thoroughly mediocre
C. A and B
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4765964)
67 RBIs for Ryan Howard now, 4th in the league. Of course he is 1st in the league in batting with RISP.

Two games in a row he puts the team in the lead with an opposite-field hit.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:32 PM (#4765965)
Brad Peacock loads the bases with 1 out in the first, down 2-1 already.

A graph on the screen: Lowest % of strikes, AL Leaders
58.7% Nick Martinez
58.9% CJ Wilson
59.9% Ubaldo Jimenez
60.0% Justin Masterson
61.0% Brad Peacock
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 06, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4765968)
5-1 Phillies in the first. David Buchanan gets his first MLB hit and first MLB RBI. Also his first MLB double, but is called out for the third out. Ump review time!

Edit: Call not overturned, despite being inaccurate.
   12. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4765977)
Daniel Murphy apparently trying to see how far he can go before he gets run out of the game.
   13. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4765983)
Holy crap, Espinosa with a three run bomb! 6-0 baby!
   14. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4765990)
Down 6-0, swing the goddammed bat please.
   15. Paul D(uda) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4765993)
beefshower, Meat and Potatoes is a nice restaurant.
   16. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4765996)
This would be a good time for one of David Wright's currently ultra-rare home runs.
   17. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:19 PM (#4765997)
Ugh. So not a threat any more.
   18. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4765998)
Love ya LaRoche!
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4766000)
Phillies are now teeing off on Mike Foltyniewicz. The Astros pitching staff is quite the work in progress.
   20. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:37 PM (#4766003)
Mets, consider yourselves Fisted.

Bang, zoom, and fire up the sub horn, it's a four game lead Curly W in the books!!
   21. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:45 PM (#4766006)
Ben Revere, 4 for 5 with a stand-up triple off the glove of Marisnick!
   22. Every Inge Counts Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4766009)
Detroit hates scoring runs.
   23. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:55 PM (#4766011)
Paul O'Neill makes me wanna punch myself !!
Rick Sutcliffe's voice/delivery makes me want to punch him.
   24. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4766014)
According to the Red Sox sideline reporter Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly have a bet that the first one to get a hit off the other wins $100. Not that I think MLB would ban these guys for life over that but I can see a little fine coming.

EDIT: And belatedly Jerry Remy jumps in and says "of course they're kidding because there is no gambling in baseball" after a delay in which someone in the truck was probably screaming at Remy "JESUS CHRIST DON'T GET OUR NEW PITCHER SUSPENDED!!!"
   25. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4766015)
According to the Red Sox sideline reporter Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly have a bet that the first one to get a hit off the other wins $100. Not that I think MLB would ban these guys for life over that but I can see a little fine coming.

The Cardinals beat writers are tweeting the same thing, apparently not realizing the consequences.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:09 PM (#4766016)
Kelly got the hit, but the ump called him out. It's up to replay to award him the $100.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4766018)
McCarver and McLaughlin are freaking out because of the positive response that Kelly is getting.... "He's not Cy Young."
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4766020)
To Red Sox fans.... Kelly was rumored to be the fastest player on the team when healthy. Ahead of Wong,(not sure about Bourjos) although there is also the possibility that Freeman is the fastest player on the team according to some reports.
   29. TerpNats Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4766021)
Joey, quit the "rednecks" stuff. I like to think we Nationals fans are better than that, and frankly, you embarrass me.
   30. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4766031)
To Red Sox fans.... Kelly was rumored to be the fastest player on the team when healthy. Ahead of Wong,(not sure about Bourjos) although there is also the possibility that Freeman is the fastest player on the team according to some reports.


Thanks I was wondering about that. Did he ever pinch run?

The Sox used Buchholz to pinch run a few years ago and it wound up being a mess. It was a weird play where the ball got lost in some scoreboard lights and Buchholz wound up doing a Ruben Rivera impression before getting thrown out. Supposedly he could beat Ellsbury in a footrace when they were in the minors.

The reception for Kelly was really nice. It was awfully surprising for a guy who doesn't have a long track record.
   31. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4766036)
That's a gift double for Bogaerts. Man Holliday butchered the hell out of that one.
   32. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4766037)
Holliday is such a bad defensive outfielder.
   33. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4766040)
Sutcliffe: "If [Bogaerts] hits this ball in Boston, it comes down on top of Harvard University."

Uhhh...no.
   34. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4766041)
Man, the wheels totally came off for Jake Arietta in the 6th. Five runs without recording an out and he's still got runners he's responsible for on base.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4766044)
Holliday is such a bad defensive outfielder.


Most corner outfielders are, which is why he grades out to just around average or slightly below, most years.
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:52 PM (#4766047)
Did he ever pinch run?


Only once according to bb-ref, thought it was more often than that, but guess not.
   37. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4766050)
There was a ton of excitement in Toronto tonight, as the Blue Jays fans got to witness THREE umpire reviews in less than two innings.
All of them were for plays at 1st base, so the paying customers were on the edge of their zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
   38. greenback calls it soccer Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4766051)
Nice of Holliday to stay out of Jay's way.
   39. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:05 PM (#4766052)
Am I the only one who still uses Classic MLB Gameday? The new versions each year are just too busy for my liking. I just need the box score and description of the play and pitch location. But it's a pain to switch over to different games, because you need to switch over to Classic Gameday, which entails waiting for a seven-second ad to clear.
   40. Perry Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4766058)
Pujols going high-cuffed tonight, what's up with that? I mean, it's a great look, but he's always been a pajama-pants guy as far as I remember.
   41. Perry Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4766063)
Speaking of Pujols, Scully just said that in his first 10 years he had more homers than Aaron, more RBI than Musial, a higher average than Tony Gwynn and more runs scored than Rickey Henderson. I mean, I knew he was great, I'm a Cardinals fan, but had never heard it put that way before.
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4766068)
Dan Haren has been perfect through five.
   43. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:53 PM (#4766070)
[42] I came here to make that exact post.
   44. Perry Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4766073)
Haren loses the PG and no-hitter with one out in the 6th.
   45. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:07 AM (#4766075)
But still made it through the 6th unscathed; Haren had an era over 10 since the start of July. What is happening?!
   46. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:32 AM (#4766091)
Angels offense has been dormant since the ASG.
   47. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2014 at 12:56 AM (#4766097)
[46] Except for beating around Greinke and Kershaw like pinatas the last two nights.
   48. Snowboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:01 AM (#4766098)
Anyone still awake
(/eastcoastbias)
(or is it now #eastcastbias)?
is probably watching this LAD@LAA game, but just in case you needed a nudge...it's 2-1 in the 9th.
Haren pitched a perfect game for a while as noted above, and the Angels are now calling on Huston Street to pitch a trailing inning, while the Dodgers have Kenley Jansen warming up on the other side.
Vin just called this a dandy of a ballgame...I am inclined to agree.
   49. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:20 AM (#4766105)
Angels lose another close one, 2-1. Been doing that a lot. Out of the break they've faced team after team of excellent pitching, and while they have pitched well themselves, they're just treading water without any offense.
   50. Willie Mayspedester Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:31 AM (#4766109)
Sounds like the A's. Could go down to the wire
   51. God Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:33 AM (#4766125)
Even Scully's mistakes are charming. He just said, "...and the Angels remain two games behind the Oaks, who lost today."

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