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OMNICHATTER for 4-27-2014

O is for Omnichatter.

Gamingboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM | 49 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4695320)
Holliday's defense this year, has been the best I've seen it as a Cardinal. I know it's only a few weeks into the season, but it's been nice to see the improvement, even if it only proves to be small sample size issue.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4695324)
parity or mediocrity?: at the start of today's games, 15 out of 30 teams were within 2 games of .500. Last year, after 25 games, there were only 7, year before that: 10, year before that: 8
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4695326)
Carpenter with a leadoff double, Jon Jay is trying to sacrifice him to third....Jon Jay has been one of the more consistent hitters on the team. Nice bunt, but not really sure I agree with that decision. Although I do agree maybe it would be nice for the team to score a run from a morale standpoint.

   4. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4695328)
parity or mediocrity?: at the start of today's games, 15 out of 30 teams were within 2 games of .500. Last year, after 25 games, there were only 7, year before that: 10, year before that: 8


Can't speak for any other team, but for the Cardinals it's been mediocrity so far this year. Great starting pitching, inconsistent offense(as of last week, led the league in most games scoring over 6 runs, but still among the lowest per game average)

   5. Lassus Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:30 PM (#4695329)
Eric Young not covering himself in clutch glory today.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:30 PM (#4695330)
Matt Adams comes up to bat with the shift on again....I have no idea what spray chart the Pirates are looking at, but there is no way that an accurate chart would show Adams as a dominant pull hitter.
   7. DKDC Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4695332)
I have no idea who Matt Adams is, but a lot of players who hit the ball well to all fields still pull the ball more often than not when they hit it on the ground.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4695335)
I have no idea who Matt Adams is, but a lot of players who hit the ball well to all fields still pull the ball more often than not when they hit it on the ground.


I was looking at his spray chart and it seems he does hit a lot on the ground to the right side, but he has been pretty regularly beating the shift this year and isn't afraid to bunt against it.

Matt Adams is the Cardinals starting first baseman. (roughly a .285/.330/.500 left handed hitter)
   9. Davo Dozier Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4695336)
Mets pitchers are 0 for 40 at the plate this year.
   10. DKDC Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:48 PM (#4695337)
After last night's gift, two more errors by a Royals pitcher today, but the O's can't capitalize this time.

#8 - yes figured he was an NL player - I wasn't trying to insult him, I just barely follow the NL.
   11. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4695339)
I know they're silly, but I never stop loving Bark in the Park events. Doggie!
   12. Corn On Ty Cobb Posted: April 27, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4695342)
Zack Cozart wRC+ UPDATE: 2.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 03:10 PM (#4695348)
Nice routine 5-6-3 ground out by Matt Holliday. (Alvarez dove for the ball it deflected off his glove into the shortstop who had an easy throw to first base. )
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4695355)
Peralta with a homerun to give the Cardinals 2-0 lead...Cardinals first homerun in 10 games(370 at bats).
   15. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 27, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4695357)
WHICH DODGER RELIEVER WILL GET TORCHED TODAY?
   16. Dan Posted: April 27, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4695360)
Jose Abreu just hit home run #10 on the season. It was a mammoth blast off of David Price.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4695361)
Jose Abreu just hit home run #10 on the season. It was a mammoth blast off of David Price.


My preseason pick for AL ROY.




   18. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4695363)
Cardinal announcers talking about Matt Carpenter season "One of the best seasons ever for a Cardinal second baseman."

Sounded like high praise so I had to look it up. It was the 8th best war season by a Cardinal second baseman the top five are all Hornsby. Frisch had a great season(9.2 war for 6th best of all time)

Rk Player WAR/pos OPS+ Year

1 Rogers Hornsby 12.1 222 1924
2 Rogers Hornsby 10.8 191 1921
3 Rogers Hornsby 10.2 210 1925
4 Rogers Hornsby 10.0 207 1922
5 Rogers Hornsby 9.6 185 1920
6 Frankie Frisch 9.2 124 1927
7 Red Schoendienst 6.5 135 1953
8 Matt Carpenter 6.0 140 2013
9 Lou Klein 5.8 111 1943
10 Tom Herr 5.6 123 1985
11 Jose Oquendo 5.4 112 1989
12 Don Blasingame 5.4 90 1957
13 Red Schoendienst 5.3 113 1952


So have to agree with the announcers, one of the best seasons by a second baseman in Cardinal history....
   19. Davo Dozier Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4695365)
Collin McHugh, ladies and gentlemen!
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4695366)
Pirates failed on the challenge. Double play ball, in which the first baseman was maybe pulled off the bag(the umpire ruled he came off the bag) none of the replays that FSMW had was conclusive, and the replay upheld the call on the field....would have ended the inning, instead Allen Craig then hits a bloop single to drive in a run..Cardinals leading 3-0.... Wainwright pitching a gem.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4695367)
Another for Peralta 3 run homerun...went 370 at bats as a team without a homerun, next one took 9 plate appearances.
   22. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4695372)
brewers finally getting some hits against hammel. but cannot string anything together
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:26 PM (#4695376)
One thing that is nice about having former ballplayers in the booth, you can learn things.

Al Hrabosky was talking about how a pitcher can actually ask an umpire for extra warm up pitches (they are only given 8 according to Al) and that if you give them a reason (long prior half inning and don't want to injure themselves) that the umps usually will give you a couple extra.

Yesterday Horton was watching the Pirates catcher and did a good job of explaining all the different ways that his former catchers would mix up the signals. (i.e. if the pitcher was ahead of the count it would be the second signal, behind it would be the third and even it might be the first...that type of stuff)
   24. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4695382)
starlin castro just hooked a homer down the left field line for his second long ball of the game
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4695389)
Good for Castro, I hope he has a true rebound season. He's only 24 years old, but last year was an ugly season. Hopefully he can get back to a 100 ops+ season.


Just not against my team though, he can be Pete Kozma with the bat then.
   26. Davo Dozier Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4695390)
BJ Upton looks very very thin--thinner than I remember. Did he drop a lot of weight this offseason?
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4695391)
Pirates dugout is acting like the mid-90's Braves and is jawing at the home plate umpire all game long for his strike zone.(which has actually been pretty good and consistent...maybe a little low but consistent on it)
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4695392)
Matt Adams with a standup triple...thanks to Tabata mis-playing the ball....nearly anyone else would have made it an inside the parker.
   29. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4695393)
cfb

giving wainwright the low strike is like wrestling a grizzly bear that knows how to use a machete
   30. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4695394)
Davo, he was very thin last year as well. I can't help but wonder if that has anything to do with his lack of power so far.

On a related note: FREDDIE WOO!
   31. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4695399)
wang (pronounced wong) was just clocked at 96 mph. I have my doubts but it was a legit 93
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4695400)
Wainwright with 8 strong innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks. Martinez in to pitch the ninth... Cardinals have 5 shutouts this year, 3 of them started by Wainwright. This could be the sixth of the season, 4th started by Wainwright.


   33. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 04:54 PM (#4695403)
Nice appearance by Carlos Martinez, struck out the side (McCutchen, Alvarez and Snider) to give the Cardinals a 7-0 victory. Wainwright brings his record to 5-1 and lowers his era to 1.20.(he's allowed runs in 2 of his six starts so far, and has as many runs allowed as starts for the season)

   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4695428)
braun out 3-5 days

Ramirez on a 0-20 stretch

sigh
   35. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 27, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4695433)
Bloop to CF, Miguel Montero goes first to third on Ben Revere. Matt Stairs reports that the AZ scouting report would show that Revere has a "below average" arm.
   36. Davo Dozier Posted: April 27, 2014 at 05:29 PM (#4695434)
Decent start by Peralta though -- picked him up in Fantasy on your suggestion!
   37. AndrewJ Posted: April 27, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4695481)
Phils shut out D-backs 2-0, win six out of 10 on their roadtrip.

A Lee/Hamels/Burnett/Kendrick rotation wouldn't look too shabby in October.
   38. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 27, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4695488)
Yeah, I think the Phils are going to have a 50% success rate on last winter's veteran starter acquisitions.

A heck of a lot better than 0%!
   39. flournoy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4695510)
The Braves' starting pitchers have a cumulative ERA of 1.57 (240ish ERA+), with a 0.983 WHIP. If they keep this up for two more games against the Marlins, how would this rate among all time team starting pitching performances for a single month?
   40. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 27, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4695511)
bad news bears playing on mlb network
   41. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4695524)
Tanaka has struck out 9 in 5 innings. Quite impressive, although his 4 walks are twice the total of all his previous starts. Angels are up 1-0, but I believe Angel fans have assured us that the Angel bullpen will give up any lead, so I'm not too worried.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: April 27, 2014 at 09:59 PM (#4695526)
The Braves' starting pitchers have a cumulative ERA of 1.57 (240ish ERA+), with a 0.983 WHIP. If they keep this up for two more games against the Marlins, how would this rate among all time team starting pitching performances for a single month?


Here are the teams with better than 2.0 era, and whip less than 1.0 for a month(at least 20 games)
Rk       I Split Year  G  ERA  W  L  WHIP
                                         
1      CLE MayGS 1968 30 1.36 19  8 0.929
2      NYG MayGS 1917 20 1.45 12  3 0.901
3      CHW MayGS 1917 25 1.46 14  7 0.955
4      CHW MayGS 1914 26 1.62  9 13 0.878
5      CHW MayGS 1968 29 1.84 11  9 0.964
6      CHW MayGS 1919 24 1.88 17  4 0.936

Rk       I  Split Year  G  ERA  W L  WHIP
                                         
1      BSN JuneGS 1916 23 1.60 11 8 0.941
2      NYG JuneGS 1918 25 1.64 13 7 0.960
3      PHI JuneGS 2011 27 1.96 13 7 0.951

(not in July)

Rk       I    Split Year  G  ERA  W L  WHIP
                                           
1      BSN AugustGS 1914 26 1.46 16 5 0.960
2      NYY AugustGS 1981 21 1.72  9 6 0.978

Rk       I      Split Year  G  ERA  W  L   WHIP
                                                   
1      LAD Sept
/OctGS 1965 30 1.62 16  5  0.977
2      NYG Sept
/OctGS 1916 40 1.66 25  7  0.908
3      BOS Sept
/OctGS 1915 34 1.90 18 10  0.946
4      LAD Sept
/OctGS 1966 31 1.98 15  7  0.983 
   43. Lassus Posted: April 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4695529)
WHOOPS
   44. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4695542)
2 walks, passed ball, and a wild pitch put Yankees ahead 3-2 in bottom of 8th. Then McCann was HBP, but umpires missed it. Replay pending.
   45. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4695545)
Replay overturns call, McCann was HBP. 1st & 3rd with 1 out. Seems a lot better than Bad News Bears.
   46. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM (#4695546)
Every ####### game, it's the ####### bullpen. If it weren't for the bullpen this team would win 120 games. I DO NOT EXAGGERATE ABOUT THE ####### BULLPEN.
   47. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4695552)
So, how's that Angels bullpen, anyway???
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4695555)
Yankees have opened a sliver of daylight in the AL East - 5 games over .500 while rest of the division is at .500 or below.
   49. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM (#4695556)
Like the ESPN guy said, here's a guy who's just pitched his worst game of the season against the best hitting club in baseball, and he gave up 2 runs with 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Now all they need is about four more like him.

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