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OMNICHATTER 8-7-2014

Chat it UP UP UP, Chat it UP UP UP, Chat it UP UP UP….

OMNICHATTTTEEEERRR

Gamingboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:23 AM | 56 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4766366)
Whappa!! Big Daddy Desmond hits his first bomb in forever to make it 2-0 Natties.
   2. Joey B. Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4766393)
I see the Mess are doing the bat the pitcher 8th thingy. I always wonder how the ninth hole guy feels when that happens.
   3. Joey B. Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4766408)
Big Daddy drives in another one, now 3-1.
   4. stanmvp48 Posted: August 07, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4766413)
I think the Tigers have scored 6 runs in 33 innings.
   5. boteman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4766447)
@EricFisherSBJ: MLB arbitration panel had ruled in favor of Nats in MASN TV dispute. MASN has obtained restraining order against league, Selig pending hearing

Let the fun begin!
   6. Joey B. Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4766476)
MLB arbitration panel had ruled in favor of Nats in MASN TV dispute. MASN has obtained restraining order against league, Selig pending hearing.

Whoa, if true! I didn't think the scumbag had the balls to declare total war on the league, but it sounds like that's exactly what he's doing.

And Storen fails miserably.
   7. john_halfz Posted: August 07, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4766485)
AWOOOOGA GAZOONNNNNGA Put a Curly W in the sky for this blown lead against the lowly Mets!
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4766506)
Cole Hamels may or may not have been claimed by the Cubs.
   9. Every Inge Counts Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4766514)
Maybe Detroit should have made a big trade for another bat.
   10. john_halfz Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4766598)
Mets 'pen cutting through the Nats' vaunted lineup like so much soft butter.
   11. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4766611)
Maybe Detroit should have made a big trade for another bat.

Back-to-back games with a Rajai Davis-Ezequeil Carrera-JD Martinez outfield. (Predictably, they've scored 1 run in those 18 innings.)
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4766614)
Maybe Detroit should have made a big trade for another bat.


Apparently Austin Jackson was available.
   13. Chris Fluit Posted: August 07, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4766617)
They could have gotten Ryan Howard if they'd only been more aggressive.
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4766619)
Going by the age of the current 25 man rosters, the Royals are the second oldest team in baseball, behind only the Yankees.
   15. Joey B. Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4766627)
Here, let me show you exactly how this is done, little half-pint:

BAAAAAAANG, ZOOOOOOM, it's a Vegas Kid walk-off, 4.5 game lead Curly W in the books!!!
   16. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4766648)
This Baez kid may be pretty good.
   17. Spahn Insane Posted: August 07, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4766658)
This Baez kid may be pretty good.

Well damn, I'd forgotten they were even playing this afternoon til I saw your post. Hm--Baez seems to have shortened his usual next-level adjustment period...

Meanwhile, my Kyle Hendricks mancrush continues apace. 8 innings, 2 runs in Coors. 107 pitches.
   18. TerpNats Posted: August 07, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4766659)
And no "redneck" comment. You're learning, Joey, you're learning!
   19. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 07, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4766668)
wily peralta had a first inning that last longer than the dark ages but gutted it out to last 6 2/3 striking out 9 and giving up only one run

brewers hang on 3-1.

brewer pitchers have only given up 63 runs since the break. that's 3.3 runs a game.

if the offense would wake out of its stupor this team could blow up some teams already
   20. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: August 07, 2014 at 07:13 PM (#4766696)
Michael Cuddyer is doing a rehab assignment in the Pioneer League. Do major leaguers on rehab assignments get special privileges or do they ride the same buses, stay in the same hotels etc. as the minor leaguers?
   21. Leroy Kincaid Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4766723)
The Pirates radio broadcast (via mlb.com) sounds like they're using the recording technique from "Tomorrow Never Knows".
   22. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4766729)
Curtis Granderson has a shot at being the 4th player in the past 70 years to play a full season (502 PAs) without grounding into a double play. The list is:

Craig Biggio in 1997
Rob Deer in 1990
Dick McAuliffe in 1968
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:44 PM (#4766744)
McCarver and Mclaughlin have been going on for (what feels like)about 2 hours now on the Cardinals(Carpenter) not taking third base on a single to the outfield(Left field, Cespedes fielding, 0 outs--Carpenter would have been out by about 4 steps, assuming Cespedes makes an on target throw) Holliday then flies out to the outfield on a 3-2 count with the runners going on the pitch so Carpenter who was on second wasn't able to advance on what would have been a routine fly out.... Mclaughlin's response wasn't "well it was kinda stupid to be running on 3-2..." instead it was "if he was on third he would have scored"....of course if he was thrown out by Cespedes then it wouldn't have matter either...

Peralta makes the entire conversation moot, by hitting a two run double anyway.
   24. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4766746)
The default assumption should be, absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary, if Matt Carpenter makes a decision on the field, it was the correct one.
   25. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4766749)
Don't look now, but ever since Craig was traded and Taveras became the Cardinals' full-time RF, he's hitting .333/.417/.571, with 6 rbi (including one so far tonight) in seven games...
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4766752)
The default assumption should be, absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary, if Matt Carpenter makes a decision on the field, it was the correct one.


Agree.(as shown by his steal of third that he didn't steal off the pitcher or the catcher, but off of the third baseman)

   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4766755)
Don't look now, but ever since Craig was traded and Taveras became the Cardinals' full-time RF, he's hitting .333/.417/.571, with 6 rbi (including one so far tonight) in seven games...


Not good enough. According to McCarver and Mclaughlin he is not major league ready because other teams are throwing him fastballs instead of breaking balls, because they usually throw breaking balls to young players because they can't hit them, so because Taveras can hit breaking balls and the other team is throwing him fast balls, it means that he is being over matched by the fastballs as proven by the fact that he fouls a lot of balls off to the opposite field. (Not sure how they miss the point that he is 1. still making contact on the fast balls, 2. is hitting the off speed stuff, possibly because he is waiting a little bit longer.)
   28. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4766757)
Kolten Wong has tied Stu Martin (1936) for the Cardinals' rookie record for stolen bases by a second baseman...

Overall on the Cardinals' rookie leaderboard he's tied with Martin and another infielder by the name of Hornsby (who started as a 3b) for 14th-most steals...

He's just 93 steals behind Vince Coleman for the Cardinals' all-time rookie record...
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:19 PM (#4766761)
Taveras plays that fly ball perfectly to prevent the tag up....
   30. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4766767)
6 baserunners off Wainright in less than 3 innings...is he not sharp or just giving up cheapies?
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4766780)
6 baserunners off Wainright in less than 3 innings...is he not sharp or just giving up cheapies?


Not sharp, hasn't been since the All Star game. I'm hoping this game is just weather related problems though.
   32. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4766781)
6 baserunners off Wainright in less than 3 innings...is he not sharp or just giving up cheapies?

He was terrible in the All Star game, and now he's been bad in three of four starts since then... that means he's had one good start over the last four weeks...
   33. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4766782)
Just like LaRussa destroyed Ankiel by naming him to start Game 1 of the 2000 NLDS vs. the Braves, now Matheny has destroyed Wainwright by naming him to start in the All Star game...

Damn fragile psyches... Where's Chris Carpenter when you need him?
   34. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:48 PM (#4766784)
Just like LaRussa destroyed Ankiel by naming him to start Game 1 of the 2000 NLDS vs. the Braves, now Matheny has destroyed Wainwright by naming him to start in the All Star game...

Damn fragile psyches..
Someone should tell him he can stop grooving pitches now.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4766785)
why the frick is McCarver talking about the Cubs in a Cardinals/Red Sox game? I was sick of Hrabosky bringing the Cubs up in every broadcast, and now we got McCarver doing the same schitck.
   36. AndrewJ Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4766788)
It was against the Astros, I know, but Ryan Howard just had a pretty good series for a washed-up slugger.
   37. God Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4766794)
Post 35 would have been complete after six words.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4766795)
Wong with his 8th homerun of the season....not bad for a guy who doesn't have/won't develop 10-15 homerun power :)
   39. DKDC Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4766798)
Jays lose, so now a three way tie for the AL wild card.

It would be awesome if the season ended like that.
   40. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4766800)
Wong with his 8th homerun of the season....not bad for a guy who doesn't have/won't develop 10-15 homerun power :)

And all 8 since the start of June. He's really turned things around.
   41. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4766804)
Wainright completely gassed and in danger of blowing the game yet Matheny leaving him in...

EDIT: OK, he gets the curveball over for a called strike three on Cespedes on his 122nd pitch. Good thing the pitcher's spot leads off the bottom of the inning...
   42. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4766807)
I presume mike thinks once Adam's arm falls off a new fresher arm grows in immediately
   43. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4766808)
41-- Double-Switches are hard!
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4766809)
I think Matheny is thinking.... there is only two people on this roster that I want pitching, ever...Wainwright and Neshek.
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:52 PM (#4766810)
Wong with his 9th homerun(2nd of the night.) to give us a 5-2 lead... (he smoked it too.)
   46. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4766811)
CJ Wilson about to melt down yet again.
   47. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2014 at 10:59 PM (#4766816)
No apparent improvement from Wilson means the Angels likely drop three of four to the Dodgers. The post-ASG slog is really starting to hurt.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4766817)
They are showing a stat where Wong ranks among second baseman in seasonal homeruns as a Cardinals since 1985....they really should have just listed --not including Rogers Hornsby, where does Wong rank so far this season among Cardinal second baseman...

Player             HR Year
                          
Rogers Hornsby     42 1922
Rogers Hornsby     39 1925
Rogers Hornsby     25 1924
Rogers Hornsby     21 1921
Rogers Hornsby     17 1923
Red Schoendienst   15 1953
Julian Javier      14 1967
Julian Javier      12 1964
Matt Carpenter     11 2013
Delino DeShields   11 1997
Geronimo Pena      11 1994
Red Schoendienst   11 1955
Rogers Hornsby     11 1926
Julian Javier      10 1969
Frankie Frisch     10 1930
Frankie Frisch     10 1928
Frankie Frisch     10 1927
Fernando Vina       9 2001
Joe McEwing         9 1999
Julian Javier       9 1963
Rogers Hornsby      9 1920
Kolten Wong         9 2014 


Plenty of season to move up that list. (Peralta will probably set the Cardinals single season homerun record for shortstop, maybe Wong could do enough to set the non-Hornsby record---needs 8 more though)
   49. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4766818)
And Hanley ends the threat by getting thrown out on the bases. Still 3 runs though!
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:20 PM (#4766832)
If you listen to the Cardinal announcers, you would think they were 10 games below .500. Yes the offense hasn't been remotely as close to as good as we thought it was going into the season, but we've still had some games where we scored more than a couple of runs--over 20% of the games we played, we scored 6 or more runs, so us scoring 5 or more runs(nearly 40% of the time) isn't actually unheard of.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4766838)
That's a winner, still 1 game back of the Brewers(although with something like 7 games remaining between us, that isn't as big of a deal as just keeping the record good, and winning two out of three in each series is a good way to do that.

Neshek comes in and gets the save(Rosenthal needed a rest) and doesn't put anyone on base.... isn't that against some type of code for a closer?
   52. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 07, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4766848)
Cubs claimed hamels i dont think they work out a trade and the philies pull him back.
   53. Perry Posted: August 08, 2014 at 12:20 AM (#4766858)
Michael Cuddyer is doing a rehab assignment in the Pioneer League. Do major leaguers on rehab assignments get special privileges or do they ride the same buses, stay in the same hotels etc. as the minor leaguers?


Story in the Denver Post about that this morning -- apparently Cuddyer volunteered for the full experience, including a long bus trip to Great Falls or somewhere. Walt Weiss was shaking his head and laughing about it. I think Cuddyer is generally considered the most likable guy on the team, by the way, along with Latroy Hawkins I guess.
   54. Dale Sams Posted: August 08, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4766864)
Sox only need to play .250 ball to reach 100 losses. They've played .200 ball the last two weeks.

I'm going to start printing up apology form letters for everyone, just in case.
   55. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 08, 2014 at 01:04 AM (#4766869)
Mariners lead the White Sox 13-3. Adam Dunn time again?
   56. TerpNats Posted: August 08, 2014 at 04:42 AM (#4766894)
Sox only need to play .250 ball to reach 100 losses. They've played .200 ball the last two weeks.

Mariners lead the White Sox 13-3. Adam Dunn time again?
So both Sox (Chi and Bo) are bound for oblivion?

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