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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

OMNICHATTER comes in peace, for April 3, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:30 AM | 83 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:34 AM (#5647411)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:28 AM (#5647429)
Will the Cubs get shut out again?
   3. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:41 AM (#5647433)
Will the Cubs get shut out again?


Well, if Cincinnati doesn't get flooded today from all the rain, and the game is played, I will say no. Cody Reed is pitching. He will walk in at least 1 run, if the Cubs let him.
   4. eddieot Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:19 AM (#5647456)
Gabe Kapler got an extra day of rest for his bullpen yesterday. Look out.
   5. Zonk cooks his superfish with raisins Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:29 AM (#5647461)
It's now April 3... The Cubs are free to wake up and realize the games count now any time.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:55 AM (#5647482)
Going to be tough for the Yankees to get their already-once-postponed Home Opener in today. 4:00 PM start, but Weather Channel app says Showers, Light Rain, or Rain until 10:00 PM in the Bronx, and 42°.
   7. Spahn Insane Posted: April 03, 2018 at 12:08 PM (#5647490)
I will say no. Cody Reed is pitching.

Cubs'll take that as a challenge.

Five games in, and I'm already bored/annoyed.
   8. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 03, 2018 at 12:36 PM (#5647505)
It's Harvey Day.

And though yesterday's game was snowed out, Gabe Kapler still made 7 pitching changes.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2018 at 12:43 PM (#5647509)
The Phillies have 13 pitchers on their roster, two of whom I've ever heard of. I suppose that will go to 3 when Arrieta is activated.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: April 03, 2018 at 01:56 PM (#5647547)
In case nobody has noticed, the royals hitters have k'd just 11 times in 110 pa plus another ten so far today. Of course they have also hit just one hr.
   11. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 03, 2018 at 02:01 PM (#5647552)
Never mind. I read it wrong.
   12. Blastin Posted: April 03, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5647564)
Yeah the Yankees may never play again. It's going to snow or rain forever.
   13. Zonk cooks his superfish with raisins Posted: April 03, 2018 at 02:29 PM (#5647583)
In case nobody has noticed, the royals hitters have k'd just 11 times in 110 pa plus another ten so far today. Of course they have also hit just one hr.


As noted in Gonfalon, on the flipside - the Cubs set a record by K'ing 58 times in their first 5 games. Though they have hit 5 HRs.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5647585)
Yeah the Yankees may never play again. It's going to snow or rain forever.
All part of the Budshovik conspiracy.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 03:42 PM (#5647624)
As noted in Gonfalon, on the flipside - the Cubs set a record by K'ing 58 times in their first 5 games. Though they have hit 5 HRs.


Cardinals have 43 right now and have only played four games(That is only 10.75 per game, but it's not outside of possibility to think they might k 15 times today)
   16. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 03, 2018 at 04:23 PM (#5647642)
Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays 3h3 hours ago

#Rays Kiermaier will try something new today to combat cold weather vs #Yankees - covering his whole body with Vaseline to serve as an extra layer against the wind.

Kevin Kiermaier @KKiermaier39 1h1 hour ago

Sorry to disappoint the blown outta proportion comment about me possibly applyin vaseline to help keep me warm tonight. Forgot to put it on. Have my 2 under shirts on already and goin vaseline free. Print that folks.
   17. bunyon Posted: April 03, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5647644)
I'm really happy to be watching the Yankees/Rays on TV. It looks miserable.
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 03, 2018 at 04:35 PM (#5647647)
Chris Archer not wearing sleeves, apparently the only Rays player to do so today in the Bronx. Perhaps he has a heater up his butt? If so, moving rather well.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5647662)
Holy ####.... Tommy Pham in an article is quoting ops and war and dollars per war.... You can tell he's pissed off about what happened, but you can't really blame him.



“You can’t ##### about it, because if you ##### about it, you f--- up the team,” Pham says. “But I put up an .824 OPS and a 1.4 WAR in 150 at bats. Times that by four—if anybody did that their rookie year, baseball goes crazy over them. But when I did it, they say, Oh, he’s just the backup. In 2016, I had an .870 OPS before I stopped playing every day. An .870 OPS in the big leagues? That plays. But I never got the recognition. I put up better numbers than these other guys in the minor leagues and the major leagues. And I was a better athlete than these mother-------. I run faster than ’em, I’m stronger than ’em. But when a team puts some money in a player, they’re gonna talk ’em up.”

If Pham really is this good, he may have lost tens of millions in career earnings by spending his peak years in Memphis. He will be playing for nearly the minimum salary again in 2018 after turning down a two-year extension, and if his season is anything like the one before it, he will be providing the Cardinals a tremendous bargain. “They say one win is worth $8 million. Eight times six, that’s $48 million. I did all that for 500 grand.”
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:19 PM (#5647663)
Times that by four
Ugh.
   21. Jess Franco Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:22 PM (#5647667)
Didi batting cleanup's working well so far.
   22. PepTech Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:25 PM (#5647669)
Dammit, Archer is on my fantasy team. Hey viewers, any chance this gets washed out? :)
   23. Jess Franco Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:25 PM (#5647670)
goin vaseline free. Print that folks.


Rumor has it a case of coconut oil arrived in the visitors' clubhouse at Citi this afternoon.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:34 PM (#5647675)
Times that by four
Ugh.


I agree, but from his viewpoint, the fact that when he did get 600 pa or so, he managed to produce over 6 war, so it's in line with his rookie numbers...
   25. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:37 PM (#5647680)
Ha - no, I was just Ughing about the use of "times" instead of "multiply." Pet peeve. But as far as the substance, he has a point.
   26. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 03, 2018 at 05:59 PM (#5647687)
Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales 1m1 minute ago

Reds say game will be delayed but will start. Expect an update in about 30 minutes.


It's currently raining.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 06:24 PM (#5647699)
Ha - no, I was just Ughing about the use of "times" instead of "multiply." Pet peeve. But as far as the substance, he has a point.


He has a point from one viewpoint, there is also the fact that the Cardinals kept him on the 40 man roster giving him a significant pay raise, while he was injured and unable to play, because they did have faith in his ability. Who knows what would have happened to his career and chances if the Cardinals waived him while he was spending half a his career on the DL.
   28. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:10 PM (#5647713)
####### Didi's now got two 3-run homers on a day when any sane person would be staying at home.
   29. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:29 PM (#5647716)
Red Sox starter Chris Sale coughs up 1 run in the 4th, has now reached allowable quota for Red Sox SP that go at least 6 innings.

Of course Red Sox batsman believe that Chris should throw a 9 inning shutout every time on the bump so as usual fail to provide proper support in light of Chris's efforts.
   30. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5647720)
8 ribeyes for Didi. Not too shabby.

Most by any player EVER in a home opener.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5647721)
Fowler with his 24th career leadoff homerun, always a good start to the game.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:43 PM (#5647722)
Pham gets his first homerun of the year, Cardinals are up 2-0 after two batters..
   33. phredbird Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:44 PM (#5647723)
phamtastic!
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5647724)
Ozuna has 8 strikeouts so far this season, not looking too good so far.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5647726)
Martinez does what Martinez does, singles with a 3-2 count.
   36. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5647727)
Every day I miss Shane Greene a little less. I’m almost over it.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5647728)
Cardinals on pace for 14 strikeouts(roughly) this game, the Cubs record is looking safe right now.....
   38. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5647730)
Red Sox pitching not named Joe Kelly still doing their thing.

Red Sox batsman continue to disappoint.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5647731)
Pham with his second assist of the season, and now a double, his war is really ratcheting up today.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:23 PM (#5647733)
Ozuna! with the third Cardinal of this game to have his first homerun of the season.... 4-0
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5647735)
Not sure the stats, but it was 117 mph off the bat of Ozuna...... that seems like a Stanton level of hr.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5647739)
It's of course early, but that 117 mph was 1. Ozuna's hardest hit ball of his career (or second, was vaguely listening, but I think it was first) and 2. the second hardest hit ball in all of baseball this season.
   43. Jay Seaver Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5647740)
That's a lot of friggin' outs the Red Sox have run into tonight.
   44. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5647741)
Ha - no, I was just Ughing about the use of "times" instead of "multiply." Pet peeve. But as far as the substance, he has a point.


How do you feel about gazintas, then?
   45. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5647745)
How do you feel about gazintas, then?
Whatever that is, it's literally worse than genocide.
   46. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5647746)
Cubs and Reds postponed.
   47. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5647747)
Cardinals on pace for 14 strikeouts(roughly) this game, the Cubs record is looking safe right now....

To be fair, the Cubs also have 8 extra innings already in those games.
   48. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5647750)
Joe kelly escapes 8th, nation breathes a sigh of relief.

Batsman hoping for a HBP, passed ball and a seeing eye single to take lead in the 9th. Red Sox batsman not really inspiring any other way of scoring right now.
   49. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5647751)
Joe Kelly back out for the 9th, Red Sox waving white flag....
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:01 PM (#5647752)
To be fair, the Cubs also have 8 extra innings already in those games.


ouch, cards are at 48 right now after the 4th inning, and have yet to have any extra innings. In other words the Cardinals have batted 40 innings and have 48 strikeouts(1.2 k per inning) ....roughly a bit ahead of the Cubs pace by a tad, but not enough to pass them on the first five game basis.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:01 PM (#5647753)
The fourth inning is about to end.... Fowler is a triple away from the cycle....
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5647755)
I've said this before, and will keep saying this, Jose Martinez, professional hitter.... he's Edgar Martinez to me right now.
   53. JJ1986 Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:25 PM (#5647758)
Keith Hernandez has been exceptionally curmudgeonly so far this season.
   54. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5647761)
The fourth inning is about to end.... Fowler is a triple away from the cycle....

Even more impressive is that's despite having only two hits so far.
   55. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5647762)
Seth Lugo just gets outs.
   56. Jay Seaver Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5647763)
Hey, the 11th is exciting in Miami - bizarre robbery of a home run, and an RBI double by Benitendi!
   57. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5647764)
Heh, Sox announcers have been killing Castro for lack of effort this series.
   58. JJ1986 Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5647766)
Familia has to be better than this. Stop walking people.
   59. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5647768)
Familia's velocity is down and his control is off. He doesn't look good.
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5647769)
Even more impressive is that's despite having only two hits so far.


damnit... I meant Pham...... ugh...
   61. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 03, 2018 at 09:55 PM (#5647770)
Somebody get that Bour dude some oxygen !
   62. Answer Guy, outhacking you by a mile. Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5647772)
One way to look at the Red Sox opening road trip is a worst case scenario of 4-2.

Another way is seeing their lineups fought essentially to a draw against opposing offenses that have the potential for historically significant levels of badness.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5647773)
Yadier steals second, but was out by a mile, on replay he was out by a mile.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5647774)
holy crap... replay calls him safe, there is a bit of an argument that Villar missed the tag, but the throw and "stab tag" had him by a mile, but it really does look like Villar forgot to make contact with Molina on the tag.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5647775)
Yadier with his 57th career steal.... and still he can't score on a single to the outfield.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:22 PM (#5647777)
Braun got f-ed by the ump, on a third strike call, but I thought that the same could be said last inning on Munoz's strikeout.
   67. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5647779)
IBB comes back to haunt Marlins, Hanley doubles with 2 on, Red Sox plate a crooked number!
   68. Answer Guy, outhacking you by a mile. Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5647780)
[double post deleted]
   69. Answer Guy, outhacking you by a mile. Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:25 PM (#5647781)
Yeah, I like seeing intentional walks not work out for the team who issues them..especially against the Red Sox.
   70. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5647782)
Honestly I was surprised they dind’t walk Hanley too. I know the numbers generally say loading the bases is a bad idea but there is a big big difference between Hanley and Sandy Leon (who did get an infield hit).
   71. Answer Guy, outhacking you by a mile. Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5647783)
Wish I could say I had any confidence the bullpen will hold this lead.
   72. Jay Seaver Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5647787)
Whew, lucky 13th inning! A fun one, and even if the opposition this first week wasn't great, this is a nice situation to be in heading into the home opener.
   73. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5647792)
Brewers homer on consecutive pitches to tie, win game in bottom of the 9th.
   74. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5647793)
Before the walkoff, Dominic Leone had faced Braun three times previously, and Braun had homered twice. Now that's 3 homers in 4 ab. Maybe use a different pitcher next time, SSS be damned.

   75. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 03, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5647794)
Did I really just see that ? It seems like a weird dream ! @Brewers
   76. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5647797)
Nice finish, makes it easier to walk to car as snow is blowing sideways.
   77. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5647800)
OK, so now it's official.

The awesomeness of Ohtani has been realised. Pitched and got the win on the 1st, DH'd and homered on the 3rd....very cool
   78. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: April 03, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5647804)
Yeah - Ohtani was trolling us all in ST. He crushed that ball tonight and averaged 97.5 MPH on his FB on Sunday. Really cool.

[edit] and another hit in his 2nd AB.
   79. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 04, 2018 at 12:55 AM (#5647817)
...and another hit in his 2nd AB.


...and a third hit in the 8th inning.
   80. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2018 at 04:13 AM (#5647829)
112 MHP exit velocity on that 8th inning single. Oy.
   81. Lassus Posted: April 04, 2018 at 08:10 AM (#5647845)
Hey, we won!
   82. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2018 at 12:27 PM (#5647974)
WHERE IS TODAY'S OMNICHATTER? THERES A NOONER TODAY.
   83. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 12:30 PM (#5647978)
Couple of 'em, actually.

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