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Thursday, April 10, 2014

OMNICHATTER for 4-10-2014

I was going to write all the starters’ names down and highlight the notables, but Andrelton Simmons caught them and then threw them out at first from the outfield grass. Damn, he’s good.

Gamingboy Posted: April 10, 2014 at 12:02 AM | 46 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dale Sams Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:29 AM (#4683641)
I noticed last night as both relievers imploded, on the Dodgers feed, there weren't a crapload of "Get the camera up the managers nose to see his reaction to his pitcher sucking shots". That was a little different.
   2. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4683889)
Home Runs over their last 625 plate appearances--

Robinson Cano: 20
Brian Dozier: 21
   3. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 10, 2014 at 01:33 PM (#4683892)
Daric Barton got an RBI hit!
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
   4. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4683899)
#3: Objection; Mike Pelfrey.
   5. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4683910)
Josh Donaldson is just ridiculously locked in at the moment.
   6. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 10, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4683932)
Josh Donaldson is just ridiculously locked in at the moment.

I think I mentioned this in yesterday's Game Chatter, but Donaldson has been hitting much better than his stats would indicate: two long hits off the top of the wall (one went for a single, the other for a double), plus yesterday's titanic juuuuust-foul shot, plus several "at-em ball" rockets.
2014 AL MVP? Yes, probably.
   7. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4683938)
I was at the game yesterday, and yeah, you're totally right. That's chain lightning coming off his bat right now.
   8. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 10, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4683958)
it's very early in the season and all but I am thrilled to see castro and rizzo hitting so far.
   9. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 10, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4683973)
travis wood with one out walks the pitcher, allows 2 infield hits then k's mccutecneon and another guy to get out of the inning allowing no runs
   10. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 10, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4683990)
Daric Barton got an RBI hit!
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Remember when Daric Barton was a can't miss prospect?
   11. SoCalDemon Posted: April 10, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4683995)
That Minnesota lineup is making Straily look really, really good.
   12. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4684007)
It's amazing the Big Pusssy didn't have a nuclear meltdown that inning.
   13. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4684058)
Werth every blessed last penny.
   14. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4684059)
Jayson Werth does not like it when opposing teams walk Anthony Rendon to get to him.

He REALLY, REALLY DOES NOT LIKE IT.
   15. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4684064)
I see Jose Lobaton is again on the bench--is Washington using any sort of rhyme or reason in choosing their catcher for the two months Ramos is injured?
   16. SOLockwood Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4684069)
I see Jose Lobaton is again on the bench--is Washington using any sort of rhyme or reason in choosing their catcher for the two months Ramos is injured?


Day game after night game. Not surprising the backup is playing.
   17. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:07 PM (#4684075)
I've already got August 5, aka Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Day, circled on my calendar, and I'm going to be one of the first people on line for that sucker.
   18. Davo Dozier Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4684083)
16--Ah, thanks. I own Mr. Lobaton in Fantasy League, and get frustrated when he's not in the lineup!
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:22 PM (#4684084)
it's very early in the season and all but I am thrilled to see castro and rizzo hitting so far.


I picked Mike Olt for ROY...so he better start hitting(just not in the next series)

I really hope Castro has a bounce back year (again, not in the next series) guy is fun to watch. I root for Rizzo just because he's a stat type of player, and love to see the stat guys get it right (and that I had him in my simulation league years ago and hope that any of the guys I had pan out...damn you Chris Snelling)
   20. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:46 PM (#4684092)
Tony Kornheiser (yeah, I know...I know) accused Stephen Strasburg of being a "hothouse flower" and an overly-delicate little nancy-boy yesterday.

Today he's struck out 10, walked none, and given up two bloop hits through five innings so far. 78 pitches, so he's got at least one more inning, maybe two unless the Nats break it open. The Nats have made two errors behind him, and instead of getting rattled he's just buckled down. After a freak infield single and an HBP in the last inning, he struck out the side.

A heartening performance after he crapped the bed last time out.
   21. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4684096)
The Mets are hitting .190 through 8 games. The offense is not good.

I am so glad the Mets decided to keep Mejia rather Dice-K.
   22. Spahn Insane Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4684097)
Echo what meatwad said about Rizzo and Castro. Those are two important players, so it's great to see them playing well at the same time.

On a more sour note, the Cubs seem as good a candidate as any for worst bullpen in baseball. Their pissing away another good Wood start today was pathetic.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4684102)
The Mets are hitting .190 through 8 games. The offense is not good.


The Cardinals are hitting .215 after 9 games...their offense is good, it's just not on track. It's too early in the season to worry about a few cylinders not firing.
   24. Dan Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4684103)
two bloop hits through five innings so far. 78 pitches, so he's got at least one more inning,


He was at 78 pitches through six innings, not five. It's been a remarkably efficient outing considering the double digit K total. He did just give up a solo shot to Ozuna, but his PC should be good to finish 8 innings. Though they may PH for him in the bottom of the 7th if there's a chance for insurance. He's due up 3rd.
   25. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4684104)
Tony Kornheiser (yeah, I know...I know) accused Stephen Strasburg of being a "hothouse flower" and an overly-delicate little nancy-boy yesterday.

Probably the most accurate statement Kornheiser has made since that time he said Jacksonville sucks.
   26. Dan Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4684105)
Jeff Mathis, of all people, is fouling off a ton of pitches and has Strasburg up to 98 pitches after a 9 pitch AB, so it looks like any chances of finishing this inning and pitching into the 8th are gone.
   27. Dan Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:06 PM (#4684107)
Of course, ball 2 in that 10 pitch AB should have been called strike 3 as it was a perfect change up right in the lower outside part of the strike zone, but it fooled the ump as well as Mathis.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4684109)
Tony Kornheiser (yeah, I know...I know) accused Stephen Strasburg of being a "hothouse flower" and an overly-delicate little nancy-boy yesterday.


Is there any profession on the planet that doesn't have the right to call someone nancy-boy more than a writer/tv personality? Seriously, he wears makeup for a living. Was it his life long goal to find a job which involves sitting and doing nothing, and that has the mental challenge of writing a 3rd grade book report? And the debate skills of a 3 year old who says "uh uh..because." Has he ever actually ran 40 yards in his life? Could he do one pull-up?

   29. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:25 PM (#4684114)
I'm starting to like Jerry Blevins a lot.
   30. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4684123)
A grand banana for Big Daddy Desmond!!
   31. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4684124)
The Marlins just gave up their second consecutive 8th inning grand slam to the Nationals. This time to Ian Desmond. It's a laugher now.
   32. Dan Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4684125)
Harper up in the bottom of the 8th with a huge chance to add some insurance runs.

edit: guess my stream is way behind
   33. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:57 PM (#4684133)
Needless to say, LET'S GO METS tonight.
   34. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: April 10, 2014 at 07:01 PM (#4684134)
Awooooga! Baaaang, zooooom, it's a Major League leading Curly W in the books!!
   35. JJ1986 Posted: April 10, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4684143)
Lucas Duda being given the 1B job apparently means he starts 2/3 of the games against RHP instead of only 1/2 of them.
   36. esseff Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4684213)
Wow, Campana appeared to steal 2b, was called out. Gibson challenged, call stood although the replay sure seemed to show he was safe.
   37. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4684217)
Hey, a three up, three down save for Valverde. That's rare.
   38. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4684218)
And the Mets rise to an act of heroism and defeat the Braves.
   39. Lassus Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4684219)
Maybe next time, Atlanta. Now go sit the #### down.
   40. Esoteric Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4684221)
Just saw the disputed Campana steal attempt, and actually I think the umps got the call right. Easy to see why people might think otherwise, but I see one clear angle where the tag beats Campana's hand. Close play though.
   41. esseff Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4684225)
If nothing else, the Campana play shows that managers are going to have to be judicious about where they use their challenge, even when the clubhouse review guy is relaying a thumbs-up through the coaches. Now, Gibson has no challenge and should his team get screwed on a call, it will stay screwed (except for the late-game umpires' discretion thing).
   42. chisoxcollector Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM (#4684229)
Two more homers for Jose Abreu tonight. I am so excited that Abreu appears to be a legit major league slugger.

And I'm really bummed that Avisail Garcia is going to miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum.
   43. esseff Posted: April 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM (#4684244)
This must have been fun to watch:

San Antonio Bottom of the 11th

Pitching Change: Anthony Ferrara replaces Dean Kiekhefer, batting 7th, replacing Curt Smith.
Bridger Hunt walks.
Dennis O'Grady ground bunts into a sacrifice double play, pitcher Anthony Ferrara to second baseman Greg Miclat to pitcher Anthony Ferrara to second baseman Greg Miclat to shortstop Aledmys Diaz to third baseman Matt Williams to first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez. Bridger Hunt out at 3rd.
   44. esseff Posted: April 11, 2014 at 12:10 AM (#4684248)
Fresno's Darren Ford taken off in an ambulance after running headfirst into the concrete wall in Salt Lake City. Tweets from the scene say he wasn't moving at all when taken off.
   45. Dan Posted: April 11, 2014 at 01:39 AM (#4684255)
Campana is so damn bad in CF. That "double" was a complete joke. Why in the world didn't Gibson leave Pollock in to play CF? Could cost the DBacks this game.
   46. Sunday silence Posted: April 11, 2014 at 07:02 AM (#4684275)
FOrd has full movement and did not lose consciousness according to his agent and reported in the Fresno Bee which I think is a newspaper. He is still in hospital being evaluated.

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