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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

OMNICHATTER for 4-23-2013

The OMNICHATTER, in ALL CAPS.
Anyway, today is filled with questions, but the biggest one is: Will either the Twins or Rockies actually be able to play for a change?

Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM | 254 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:14 PM (#4423881)
Now Kozma 2-for-2 tonight...
   102. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4423882)
Okay Waino...a better bunt this time.... or if you bunt the same crappy way, get an interference called against you.
   103. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4423884)
Really??? Another double play??? C'mon Kozma... That play does not work in the majors....
   104. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4423885)
#### Pete Kozma.
   105. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:17 PM (#4423886)
Kozma pulled that earlier this year against an opponent who was paying less attention than Detwiler.
   106. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:17 PM (#4423887)
We've induced FOUR double plays from the Cards, and yet we're still probably going to lose. Baseball's a heck of a game.
   107. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM (#4423889)
The shortstop did a great job of indicating to the pitcher to cover third on that play...not that he needed it, but you could see he was thinking the same thing Kozma was.
   108. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4423890)
We've induced FOUR double plays from the Cards, and yet we're still probably going to lose. Baseball's a heck of a game.


teams who record a triple play in a game have a losing record... a lot of dps mean a lot of baserunners.
   109. Mike A Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4423891)
Granted, I'm from Florida, but playing baseball in 25 degree weather just doesn't seem like a good idea.
   110. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4423895)
Four-pitch inning by Wainwright... kinda ridiculous.
   111. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:25 PM (#4423896)
Wainwright's cruising for a CG shutout.
   112. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4423898)
Mets have two runs off Kershaw which two more than I expected. All started by a walk to the pitcher.
   113. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4423902)
Mets leave the bases loaded. But considering there were two outs, no one on, and the pitcher up, I'll take the two runs.
   114. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4423905)
X-rays negative on Niese.
   115. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4423909)
Four-pitch inning by Wainwright... kinda ridiculous.


Dangit...why did he waste a pitch.

Remember all those articles about how players are taking pitches more.. Those scientists and their stats, I'm watching this game and not seeing any of that. (man I feel dirty now...just paraphrased a global warmer denier nutjob)
   116. Dan Evensen Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4423910)
We've induced FOUR double plays from the Cards, and yet we're still probably going to lose. Baseball's a heck of a game.

It would help if we could get more than one hit.

A loss puts us down to .500.
   117. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:41 PM (#4423914)
Really??? Another double play??? C'mon Kozma... That play does not work in the majors....


Neither will Kozma this time next year.
   118. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4423915)
I absolutely love being wrong about my pre-season jitters on this team (admitting that it's still early) but my viewpoint on this Cardinals team was 1. We'll score runs on par with the best in baseball 2. Our bullpen is going to be very good(well as good as you can predict a pen, since by their very nature bullpen's are pretty unpredictable) 3. our starting pitching is going to be our weak link. Way too many optimistic predictions need to happen to make it good.

Yes I acknowledge it's early and things can flip, but right now I like what we have gotten out of our rotation so far. And Wainwright is looking like Wainwright. I was hesitant to call him an ace coming into the season, now I don't have that problem.
   119. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4423916)
Robbie, Oh Robbie.

Meanwhile, Hughes has been pretty solid tonight ...
   120. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4423917)
X-rays negative on Niese.

Great news. This team does not have any starting pitcher depth right now.
   121. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4423919)
Meanwhile, Hughes has been pretty solid tonight ...

Two good starts in a row since he got his rehab starts in. He looks sharp.
   122. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4423920)
So, that's how BJ Upton's season is going to go, huh?
   123. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4423921)
Where the heck was Carpenter playing on that hit...
   124. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4423923)
GREAT JOB, JAYSON.

First pitch, pop-up to the 2B. No chance to score from 3rd.
   125. spike Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:46 PM (#4423925)
Damn - BJ just can't get a break at all.
   126. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4423926)
and Wainwright issues his first walk of the year
   127. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4423927)
I doubt Wainwright is worried here -- he can safely rely on LaRoche to meekly ground out.
   128. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM (#4423928)
Ok, Laroche, come on here
   129. Guts Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:50 PM (#4423929)
Poor timing by WW in issuing his first walk of the year.
   130. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:52 PM (#4423932)
and Wainwright issues his first walk of the year


I'll take the optimist point of view and say good thing. Now he doesn't have to worry about it(although I'm assuming he wasn't worried about it, but I was worried he might give in on one of those 3-2 counts earlier in the game for that reason)
   131. bigglou115 Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4423933)
Teheran looks much better today, I don't think I've seen him hit a target the catcher set all season.
   132. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4423935)
gah. ok I'm going to the gym
   133. Guts Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4423936)
I doubt Wainwright is worried here -- he can safely rely on LaRoche to meekly ground out.

Nope.
   134. Dan Evensen Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4423937)
LaRoche strikes out for the third time today. He's Harper's protection?

My head hurts.
   135. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:54 PM (#4423938)
In 35 innings this year, Wainwright has a 36-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
   136. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 23, 2013 at 08:55 PM (#4423939)
In fairness to LaRoche, that might be the fastest fastball Wainwright has thrown as a starter.
   137. Guts Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:01 PM (#4423943)
Hey, a Jim Edmonds jersey in DC! Is that actually Jim Edmonds?
   138. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4423945)
Daniel Murphy had himself an AB. Hangs in there for 9 pitches, gets a single against Kershaw. Murphy is weird in that he has a lot of good AB but the production usually doesn't match the quality of his approach.
   139. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4423946)
Hey, a Jim Edmonds jersey in DC! Is that actually Jim Edmonds?


Edmonds works for FSMW now... doubt he's going around to games wearing his jersey...No Jack Clark on the other hand....
   140. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:05 PM (#4423947)
I'm kind of in love with Jan the receptionist from these Toyota commercials.
   141. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4423948)
Braves get two hits with two outs in the second, and are about to clear the pitchers spot. Then Andrelton Simmons gets picked off second. Man that's dumb.
   142. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:11 PM (#4423949)
It's a pickoff festival in Colorado!
   143. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:13 PM (#4423950)
What has gotten into the Mets offense? They have only scored 2 runs in 5 innings of Kershaw, which is certainly respectable. But they have really made him work. 111 pitches through 5 IP and the Mets have drawn four walks. That's something good offenses do.
   144. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4423951)
Hey, a Jim Edmonds jersey in DC! Is that actually Jim Edmonds?
I still wear my Disney-fied Angel jersey with Edmonds' name on it. People see it and they ask if I'm a little league coach.
   145. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4423952)
What has gotten into the Mets offense? They have only scored 2 runs in 5 innings of Kershaw, which is certainly respectable. But they have really made him work. 111 pitches through 5 IP and the Mets have drawn four walks. That's something good offenses do.

They lead the league in OPS+!
   146. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4423953)
Wow, the human blunderbuss somehow shut out the Cardinals for two innings. That's practically the highlight of his career.
   147. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4423956)
Cardinals can't imitate the Nationals... no dp for you.
   148. Guts Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4423957)
Looks like they turned it to me. Close play.
   149. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4423958)
David Price giving up a late lead as soon as the Rays take it was so utterly predictable.
   150. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4423959)
They lead the league in OPS+!


and runs per game...(at least as of before yesterday games)
   151. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4423960)
Ichi-GO!
   152. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:27 PM (#4423962)
Wainwright needs to get this guy pretty soon if he wants the complete game. Breaking over 100 pitches now.
   153. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:28 PM (#4423963)
[149] Ground-ball single, seeing-eye single on a run-and-hit and a run-scoring ground out, yeah, David Price really ####-the-bed this inning ...
   154. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:30 PM (#4423964)
Andrelton Simmons, trying his hardest not to exert ordinary effort on that infield pop up. Didn't work, the infield fly rule was called.
   155. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:31 PM (#4423965)
Let's hope the Alabama Hammer has his #### together better than the last time out ...
   156. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:31 PM (#4423966)
I'm about ready to fly out to Seattle or wherever the #### microsoft is located and kick someones ass. Seriously, wtf does that commercial on mlb blast out my computer. I'm a PC man, and would never be caught dead with the helspawn of satan incarnate, the apple, but this outlook commercial is really making me think of changing my opinion on that.
   157. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:32 PM (#4423968)
I'm just hanging around Cards-Nats because Harper's up next inning. That's when you know he's awesome in THAT way.
   158. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:32 PM (#4423969)
Phew ... just a loud strike.
   159. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:33 PM (#4423970)
HAMMER TIME!

Much better.
   160. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:35 PM (#4423971)
If you were a Rays fan you would be aware of Price's regular routine of giving up close leads late in the game. I think he did better last season but in general he fails to hold narrow leads with frustrating regularity
   161. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM (#4423972)
Nine games going, most of them in late innings and none of them with more than a 2 run lead.

I love baseball.
   162. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM (#4423973)
Ooooooooooooooooooooh.

Such a lovely pitch from the Alabama Hammer.
   163. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:38 PM (#4423974)
Ahh, Marmol'd again.
   164. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:38 PM (#4423975)
This Adam Wainwright guy is good.
   165. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:39 PM (#4423976)
I'm just hanging around Cards-Nats because Harper's up next inning. That's when you know he's awesome in THAT way.


C'mon you have to be watching because of the greatness that is Wainwright... going for his second complete game shutout of the year. (yes I know that is redundant)
   166. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:40 PM (#4423977)
I wonder what Kirk Gibson thinks of Harper's GRIT (C).
   167. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:41 PM (#4423978)
Juan Francisco with a majestic bomb. 2-1 Atlanta.
   168. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:41 PM (#4423979)
That was dumb of Harper.
   169. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:41 PM (#4423980)
Harper with the double....was hoping that Waino would have got him, but that ball three was a little too high for a strikeout.

Hrabosky praising Harper "plays the game the right way". (hate to say it, but if his skin was black, I wonder if he would get the same attitude that Brandon Phillips got from our announcers for years)
   170. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:43 PM (#4423983)
No...no...there should only be one person in the bullpen warming up, his name is Mujica.
   171. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:43 PM (#4423984)
Gerald Laird, stolen base machine.
   172. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423986)
Mark Ellis? Are you ####### kidding me?
   173. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423987)
I'd say maybe they should bring a reliever in for Wainwright, then I realized how bad the Cardinals' bullpen has been.
   174. DKDC Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423988)
Nice quick one run win for the Os. They've now won 4 out of 5 AL East series, but they haven't really separated themselves from the pack at all.

I really wish Gary Thorne wouldn't talk about Jim Johnson's consecutive saves conversion streak, given what happened in New York in October.
   175. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423989)
wainwright losing his control. He has movement still, but doesn't have control of where it's going.

And stop me if you have seen this before Cardinal fans... "Molina going to the mound to talk to the pitcher"...
   176. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423990)
I've spent too much time in my life wondering who the blandest, most generic player in the league is. I've always struggled, because it seems like every player has something a little weird or unusual about him. They're so awful they're unique, or they do something a little differently than other similar players.

But I think the answer is pretty clearly Gerald Laird.
   177. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4423991)
Wow...great knee buckler there from Waino.
   178. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:45 PM (#4423992)
C'mon you have to be watching because of the greatness that is Wainwright... going for his second complete game shutout of the year. (yes I know that is redundant)
That pitch that struck out LaRoche was worth sticking around for, I'll give you that.
   179. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:45 PM (#4423995)
Complete and total ####### horseshit call right there. #######.
   180. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:46 PM (#4423996)
MARMOL!
   181. Brian White Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:46 PM (#4423997)
Wow, Julio Teheran looks like a real hitter up there.
   182. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:46 PM (#4423998)
Wow...great knee buckler there from Waino.
Must be nice as a pitcher when you can count on gift calls like that called third strike. LaRoche should be standing on first.
   183. DKDC Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:47 PM (#4423999)
Flipped over to YES(edit, my9) and can't decide who to root for here. When in doubt, root against the Yankees, but Rodney gets under my skin like few other players.
   184. RollingWave Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:47 PM (#4424000)
Setting it up for a Ichiro grand slam I assume
   185. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:48 PM (#4424001)
But I think the answer is pretty clearly Gerald Laird.

Not to Cardinals fans. There's an animated GIF of this from Game 6 of the 2011 World Series (the Freese game) that is the opposite of bland.
   186. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:48 PM (#4424002)
Hey, the Orioles won a one-run game again!
   187. Guts Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:51 PM (#4424003)
Great effort by WW. Good win. 5-3 on the road trip so far, impressive given it's been good competition.
   188. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:52 PM (#4424005)
Great effort by Wainwright. On the other hand, he did walk a guy, so that's pretty terrible of him. One walk in 37.1 innings.
   189. DKDC Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:52 PM (#4424006)
OK Chris Stewart is a guy I've never heard of so he can get the go-ahead RBI and then Mo can blow it in the bottom. You have my permission, Chris.
   190. Depressoteric Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424007)
Ichiro grand slam, coming right up.

EDIT: Well, that was the Ichiro equivalent of a grand slam.
   191. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424008)
Ichiro gonna Ichiro.
   192. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424010)
Julio Teheran just looks too hittable. The stuff's not bad, but it's like he's missing just one MPH off his fastball. The location's not terrible, but he always catches a little too much of the plate with two strikes. Something's just...off.
   193. salvomania Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424011)
Must be nice as a pitcher when you can count on gift calls like that called third strike. LaRoche should be standing on first.


As much as I ####### a few days ago about all the out-of-zone low called strikes against the Cardinals, I have to acknowledge that Wainwright got at least a handful of borderline called strikes with his curveball.

But his curveball was moving so much, both up-down and across the zone, that he got the benefit with a couple knee-bucklers that just plain looked pretty, even if they were a couple inches off the edge.
   194. DKDC Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424012)
OK, now that it happened, watching the Yankees take a late lead is definitely more bad than watching Rodney blow a late lead is good.
   195. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4424013)
Ichiro finally does something useful.
   196. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:55 PM (#4424015)
Darwin Barney???
   197. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:55 PM (#4424016)
Would really have liked if Ichiro had done that shoot an arrow celebration that Rodney does.
   198. RollingWave Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:56 PM (#4424017)
Ichiro's another solid night away from .600 OPS!
   199. DKDC Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4424018)
Yeah I was about to say this blown save must feel like an arrow through Rodney's heart.
   200. bigglou115 Posted: April 23, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4424019)
Julio Teheran just looks too hittable. The stuff's not bad, but it's like he's missing just one MPH off his fastball. The location's not terrible, but he always catches a little too much of the plate with two strikes. Something's just...off.


Well, he's only about half a MPH slower than his previous MLB appearances by average velocity. I honestly think its the cold. He pitched in a 40 degree night in Atlanta, then a cold night in PIttsburgh, now a freezing night in Denver. I bet he gets some extra life as the calendar turns to May.
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