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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OMNICHATTER for 4/23/2014

In which baseball players continue to play baseball…

Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM | 183 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:56 AM (#4691745)
Fans of "the pitching" should really take a little time and watch the replay of that Jose Fernandez/Alex Wood tilt in Atlanta last night. Just brilliant, dominant performances from both sides. Fernandez got the better of the deal, but that will happen on occasion. He was one of three starters to K 12 or more last night. Alex Wood missed the cutoff by one strikeout. Today Aaron Harang goes out in defense of his early season ERA title. Wait; what?!

Marlins (10-11) @ Braves (13-7), 12:10pm
MIA: Nathan Eovaldi (#24, 24, RHP, 1-1, 3.55)
ATL: Aaron Harang (#34, 36, RHP, 3-1, 0.70)

Game Notes: No one expects Aaron Harang to finish the season with a sub-1.00 ERA.


D'backs (5-18) @ Cubs (7-12), 2:20pm
ARI: Wade Miley (#36, 27, LHP, 2-2, 4.35)
CHC: Jeff Samardzija (#29, 29, RHP, 0-2, 1.29)

Giants (11-10) @ Rockies (12-10), 3:10pm
SFG: Matt Cain (#18, 29, RHP, 0-3, 2.88)
COL: Tyler Chatwood (#27, 24, RHP, 1-0, 2.77)

Game Notes: The numbers look good for this one, but it's hard to expect a great pitching matchup in Colorado.


Reds (9-11) @ Pirates (9-12), 7:05pm
CIN: Alfredo Simon (#31, 33, RHP, 2-1, 0.86)
PIT: Charlie Morton (#50, 30, RHP, 0-2, 4.32)

Game Notes: If Alfredo Simon and Aaron Harang keep this up and eventually face each other, the world will implode.


Angels (10-10) @ Nationals (11-10), 7:05pm
LAA: Jered Weaver (#36, 31, RHP, 1-2, 4.74)
WSN: Gio Gonzalez (#47, 28, LHP, 3-1, 2.88)

Game Notes: Apparently some guy hit his 500th homer in this series last night. No one said anything about that in the game notes, because he doesn't watch the softball league.


Rangers (13-8) @ Athletics (13-7), 3:35pm
TEX: Martin Perez (#33, 23, LHP, 3-0, 1.86)
OAK: Sonny Gray (#54, 24, RHP, 3-0, 1.80)


Game Notes: Your OMNICHATTER matchup of the day.


Astros (7-14) @ Mariners (7-13), 3:40pm
HOU: Jarred Cosart (#48, 24, RHP, 1-2, 7.36)
SEA: Chris Young (#53, 35, RHP, 0-0, 3.27)

Royals (10-9) @ Indians (9-11), 7:05pm
KCR: Jason Vargas (#51, 31, LHP, 2-0, 1.24)
CLE: Justin Masterson (#63, 29, RHP, 0-0, 4.98)

Orioles (9-10) @ Blue Jays (11-9), 7:07pm
BAL: Chris Tillman (#30, 26, RHP, 2-1, 1.71)
TOR: Dustin McGowan (#29, 32, RHP, 1-1, 4.85)

White Sox (10-11) @ Tigers (10-7), 7:08pm
CHW: Andre Rienzo (#64, 26, RHP, 0-0, 0.00)
DET: Drew Smyly (#33, 25, LHP, 1-1, 4.00)

Game Notes: "Rienzo will be making his first start of the season. In 10 starts last season, his rookie season, Rienzo went 2-3 with a 4.82 ERA."


Cardinals (12-9) @ Mets (10-10), 7:10pm
STL: Michael Wacha (#52, 23 , RHP, 2-1, 1.73)
NYM: Jon Niese (#49, 27, LHP, 0-2, 2.84)

Twins (9-10) @ Rays (10-10), 7:10pm
MIN: Mike Pelfrey (#37, 30, RHP, 0-2, 7.98)
TBR: Jake Odorizzi (#23, 24, RHP, 1-2, 5.63)

Game Notes: Your OMNICHATTER anti-matchup of the day. Fans of the offense might want to tune in here.


Yankees (12-8) @ Red Sox (9-12), 7:10pm
NYY: Michael Pineda (#35, 25, RHP, 2-1, 1.00)

BOS: John Lackey (#41, 35, RHP, 2-2, 5.25)

Padres (10-11) @ Brewers (15-6), 8:10pm
SDP: Tyson Ross (#38, 27, RHP, 2-2, 2.13)
MIL: Kyle Lohse (#26, 35, RHP, 3-1, 2.67)

Game Notes: Another really strong matchup.


Phillies (10-10) @ Dodgers (12-9), 10:10pm
PHI: Cole Hamels (#35, 30, LHP, 0-0, undef)
LAD: Zack Greinke (#21, 30, RHP, 3-0, 2.42)

Game Notes: "[Cole Hamels] has been on the disabled list because of left biceps tendinitis, but he is set to make his season debut against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke... Hamels is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in four career starts at Dodger Stadium, including two postseason starts, although he has not pitched here since the 2009 National League Championship Series. But he also is 1-4 with a 9.55 ERA (23 earned runs in 21 2/3 innings) in his first start of the season over the past five years."
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 09:23 AM (#4691764)
Is Chris Colabello a legit MVP candidate?
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4691775)
Game Notes: The numbers look good for this one, but it's hard to expect a great pitching matchup in Colorado.


There was a good one last night: Madison Bumgarner went the distance for the Giants, striking out 6 and walking just one, although he coughed up two solo homers. Franklin Morales went seven for the Rockies, allowing one run, striking out 7 and walking one.
   4. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4691845)
There was a good one last night: Madison Bumgarner went the distance for the Giants, striking out 6 and walking just one, although he coughed up two solo homers. Franklin Morales went seven for the Rockies, allowing one run, striking out 7 and walking one.


Have things gotten better there post-humidor, or should I continue assuming Rockies games will end 12-10?
   5. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM (#4691870)
Dear Mariners,

Please do not get swept by the Astros.

Sincerely,

Your only remaining fan.
   6. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4691887)
I predict that Michael Pineda will be the most photographed pitcher of the year tonight.
   7. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM (#4691891)
Please do not get swept by the Astros.


Collin McHugh?!
   8. Swedish Chef Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4692000)
Jeff Samardzija (#29, 29, RHP, 0-2, 1.29)

He's not pitching to the score, he sucks!
   9. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4692002)
Please A's , dont get swept by Texas at home
   10. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM (#4692013)
Harang perfect through one.
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4692051)
Harang perfect through two.
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM (#4692065)
Harang no longer perfect.
   13. Astroenteritis Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM (#4692067)
Dear Mariners,

Do not listen to the naysayers. Getting swept isn't so bad, once you get used to it.

Sincerely,
the Astros
   14. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM (#4692072)
Way to jinx the perfecto, David.
   15. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM (#4692074)
Harang shutout through three. :)
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4692090)
Justin Masteron was born in Jamaica. Huh. I never knew that.


He is 3rd in WAR all-time among Jamaican-born players (11). Devon White (47) and Chili Davis (38) are head of him. Only Rolando Roomes is behind him.
   17. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4692105)
Harang shutout through four, with seven strikeouts.
   18. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:08 PM (#4692107)
Hurray for throwing errors!
   19. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:25 PM (#4692126)
Through five.
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:27 PM (#4692128)
Aaron Harang - PED user? Or the most despicable PED user?
   21. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:28 PM (#4692129)
Harang shutout through five, with eight strikeouts.
   22. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4692134)
OK, Freddie, I know you're suffering from dry eye problems, and obviously you deserve some slack, but...damn, dude, you don't have to swing at the first pitch every time. I get that it's sort of your thing, but cool it for an at-bat or two, all right?
   23. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4692142)
Harang shutout through six... no, wait. Nope. Tie game.
   24. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:46 PM (#4692145)
Honestly, watching via Gameday and seeing "in play, run(s)" with Stanton at bat and two on, getting out of it with a jam-job "double" and only one run scored feels pretty good.
   25. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4692149)
He didn't get much of it, but he's so strong the ball just floated out over the infield. None of the balls were hit hard at all off Harang.
   26. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4692157)
Craig Biggio would be proud of how little effort Uggla used to dodge that pitch.
   27. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:56 PM (#4692159)
Seriously, what the #### is Aaron Harang doing? This is insane.
   28. Swedish Chef Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4692163)
MLB Gameday Scout is the best, it's totally surreal.
   29. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4692164)
Walking the leadoff hitter apparently.
   30. Swedish Chef Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4692165)
Walking the leadoff hitter apparently.'

Not dangerous this far from the Marlin's only hitter.
   31. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4692166)
He's over 100 pitches, and he got really sloppy when he got deep in pitch count in NY. I'd have a short hook.
   32. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4692167)
One hard hit ball off Harang the whole game. He was positively Madduxian. Clearly, he's juicing.
   33. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4692168)
Craig Biggio would be proud of how little effort Uggla used to dodge that pitch.


It was a 3-2 pitch. Not much competitive advantage gained. Uggla's just not bright enough to know that getting hit by a 98 MPH fastball is painful.
   34. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:13 PM (#4692178)
It's funny to hear Simpson and Caray talk about how much they like Greg Dobbs and what a "tough out" he is. I've always felt that way about him too, and then I looked up his stats this off-season when the Braves were rumored to be interested in him. Actually, Greg Dobbs pretty much sucks. I know being a pinch hitter is tough, but .262/.307/.389 for a corner guy is awfully crummy.
   35. spike Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:14 PM (#4692180)
1ER over 6 and Harang's ERA went up and he can't get a W.
   36. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4692185)
I have no idea why anyone ever swings at Carlos Marmol pitches. Just sit there and wait him out. Odds are, you'll walk.
   37. spike Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4692243)
Gattis putting things to right for the moment, again.
   38. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4692248)
Gattitude. We now return to episode 3 of "when will Craig Kimbrel be Craig Kimbrel again?"
   39. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4692251)
So, today marks Aaron Harang's 6th straight start with at least 6 innings, allowing 1 run or fewer, and allowing 6 hits or fewer. (He's done it in all 5 starts this year, and in his last start of the 2013 season for the Mets).

There have been 26 such streaks since 1916. However, only 6 of those pitchers also managed to average over one strikeout per inning (as Harang has--40 Ks in 37.2 innings). Those 6 pitchers are:

Sandy Koufax
Felix Hernandez (two separate streaks, one in 2013 and one in 2010)
Chris Carpenter
Pedro Martinez
Roger Clemens
Nolan Ryan
   40. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:13 PM (#4692254)
O HAI, Craig Kimbrel!
   41. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:13 PM (#4692256)
And the answer is, "today." Interestingly enough, the Braves don't think Jarod Saltalamacchia can hit a fastball.
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:13 PM (#4692257)
No drama today. 16 Ks by the Braves against Miami today. Whifffffff.
   43. spike Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4692258)
The Braves were kind enough to strike out 12 times themselves just to be sporting
   44. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4692263)
2014 baseball. Catch the Fever!
   45. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4692266)
2014 baseball. Catch the Fever!


Is it just me, or is there a "year of the pitcher" sort of thing developing this season? Or do I just follow a team that relies on 2-1 wins a lot?
   46. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4692271)
There have been 26 such streaks since 1916. However, only 6 of those pitchers also managed to average over one strikeout per inning (as Harang has--40 Ks in 37.2 innings). Those 6 pitchers are:

Sandy Koufax
Felix Hernandez (two separate streaks, one in 2013 and one in 2010)
Chris Carpenter
Pedro Martinez
Roger Clemens
Nolan Ryan
It probably says nothing that meaningful long-term about Harang, but it is fascinating to speculate. Each of those guys above except Carpenter is an all-timer (and post-Toronto Carpenter has been consistently excellent). Did the Braves do something with Harang? Did he do something different himself? Or is he just a solid pitcher who's been darned lucky?
   47. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4692273)
Tulowitzki with a two-run homer in the first off Matt Cain. If he can stay healthy, this could be his MVP year; he's at .381 with 4 homers and 15 RBIs.
   48. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4692274)
Troy Tulowitzki at Coors Field this year: .571/.649/1.179, 4 homers, 13 RBI.
   49. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4692277)
Troy Tulowitzki on the road this year: .229/.349/.343, 0 homers, 2 RBI.
   50. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4692278)
Troy Tulowitzki on the road this year: .229/.349/.343, 0 homers, 2 RBI.


Yeah, but with great defense.
   51. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4692280)
Did the Braves do something with Harang? Did he do something different himself?


He's throwing his 4-seam fastball a lot, and per FanGraphs he hasn't used his cutter at all this year. He's also avoiding his change-up, which was a pitch that got hammered in the AL apparently. And in passing the other day, one of the announcers (Philly perhaps?) that he was working down in the zone for McDowell, rather than up where he used to work. But I don't have any numbers that show that to be the case definitively (aside from the zero % of cutters thrown in 2014.)
   52. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4692282)
46--FanGraphs noted the other day that Harang's fastball velocity is considerably faster now than it was last year.
   53. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4692283)
The Braves are sorcerers. Whose magic doesn't work in October, for some reason.

That's the only reasonable theory.
   54. Brian Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:37 PM (#4692284)
Interesting play last night: Yankees had men on first and second, two outs and Roberts hit a liner that Napoli at 1B maybe should've caught (They gave him an error) and the ball went into right field. The runner on first, Brian "The Right Stuff" McCann peeled off and started heading for the dugout before even going to second base. He realized his mistake and scooted over to second. I would love to have seen the ump call him out for being out of the baseline, which he clearly was. More so, I would've liked to see Xander Bogaerts get in his face and start screaming about playing the game the right way. I'm a Yankee fan but McCann is a dick.
   55. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4692288)
I'm a Yankee fan but McCann is a dick.


The on-going hatred of Brian McCann is a reason to assume Millenials are idiots.
   56. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4692291)
The runner on first, Brian "The Right Stuff" McCann peeled off and started heading for the dugout before even going to second base.
If Carlos Gomez had done that, there would have been a brawl.
   57. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4692304)
YEAH. The one time a head-first slide into first worked out for the runner. Darwin Barney giving Aaron Hill the business.
   58. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4692315)
...and Tulo with an RBI single in the bottom of the second, raising his overall numbers to .391 and 16. Road stats remain unchanged. 5-2 Rockies in the third.
   59. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4692316)
Road stats remain unchanged.
Still with the great defense, though.
   60. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4692320)
I mean...Aaron Harang?!
   61. Brian Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:03 PM (#4692322)
The on-going hatred of Brian McCann is a reason to assume Millenials are idiots.


Only to be trumped by the moronic assumption that I am a milennial.
   62. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4692323)
Michael Morse with his second homer of the day, a three-run shot to tie the game at 5 in the top of the third. Looks like Sam will get his 12-10 Coors game today.
   63. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4692325)
Oh, I'm hoping for a 15-14 game in Coors today. That'd be fun.
   64. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:04 PM (#4692327)
Only to be trumped by the moronic assumption that I am a milennial.


Mental age.
   65. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:14 PM (#4692340)
Justin Ruggiano goes deep for the Cubbies. No idea who he is.
   66. Davo Dozier Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4692348)
65--Justin Ruggiano is an extremely poor man's Mike Cameron. I know him because he went bonkers in 2012 for the Marlins--.313/.374/.535, 23 doubles, 13 homers, 14 steals.

He also made my favorite Tweet of all time.
   67. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4692352)
Ooh, off the top of the wall! Blackmon!
   68. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4692363)
So who thinks this Charlie Blackmon is real? He's been unreal so far.
   69. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4692373)
I don't, but I'd be happy to continue to wallow in unreality for a while longer.
   70. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 23, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4692401)
So who thinks this Charlie Blackmon is real?


Before the season began, I predicted the AL and NL MVPs would be Chris Colabello and Charlie Blackmon, with Aaron Harang as the NL Cy Young winner, which was even more incredible, because Harang was with Cleveland at the time.
   71. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:30 PM (#4692491)
Rockies and Giants are now 7-7 in the seventh, and Matt Cain is still in there flingin'.
   72. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4692498)
Rockies and Giants are now 7-7 in the seventh, and Matt Cain is still in there flingin'.


See. I told you not to expect a pitcher's duel.
   73. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4692504)
So it looks like it's gonna be another 100 years of this. Isn't it getting a little old?
   74. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4692509)
What a total disaster of a ninth inning for the Cubs:

- Up 5-2, Pedro Strop throws the first seven pitches out of the zone.
- Castro bobbles a ball that would have been an easy out at second.
- Strop loads up the bases.
- A ball hit up the middle bounces OFF of the base and into the outfield, allowing two runs to score.
- Strop gives false hope by striking out Goldschmidt on three pitches with the tying run on third.
- Renteria brings in the lefty for the last out, who gives up a hit that falls right in front of Ruggiano.
- Renteria brings in another pitcher, who hits a lazy flyball down the line that Ruggiano barely misses, and explodes his hamstring in the process, allowing two more runs to score.

Just ugly stuff, and worst of all, Samardzija is denied his first win of the season after going 7.1 of two-run ball.
   75. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4692523)
Just ugly stuff, and worst of all, Samardzija is denied his first win of the season after going 7.1 of two-run ball.
That hamstring thing might be worse, but I get your point.
   76. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4692537)
Well it looks like the A's arent going to have to worry about the bullpen screwing up this game
   77. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4692540)
The on-going hatred of Brian McCann is a reason to assume Millenials are idiots.


I like McCann for the most part, his "right" way issue is bush league, but outside of that, he seems like a pretty good ball player, and has generally said things I agree with. He is not remotely close the the Russel Martin, Pierzynski waste of space among catchers.
   78. Kurt Posted: April 23, 2014 at 06:21 PM (#4692570)
Martin Perez with his second consecutive shutout; his start before that was 8 IP 0 ER. Not bad.
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4692620)
Mets defensive miscue cost them a run as Molina drives in a run with a double.

   80. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:31 PM (#4692625)
Gio Gonzales looking hittable early. The Angels let him off the hook in the first, need to jump on him hard now.
   81. I Am Not a Number Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4692629)
Brett Lawrie is at 5 HR and 18 RBI despite batting .147.
   82. esseff Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4692630)
Looks like Sam will get his 12-10 Coors game today.


Can I get some Power Ball numbers for Saturday while you're at it?
   83. Snowboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:43 PM (#4692631)
Chris Tillman didn't throw a pitch over 90 in the first inning against the Jays. Looked like he was having a little trouble getting loose.
Dustin McGowan took the mound and threw a four pitch inning, and as they cut to commercial we saw Tillman doing some chicken wing stretches in the dugout.
Back on the mound quickly, and, yep, Tillman ain't quite right. Jays have scored 6 already in the second, and have batted around. Only out was on the bases, a comebacker to the pitcher and they caught the runner off third.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:50 PM (#4692632)
After two innings, Wacha with 6 strikeouts today....8 batters faced.
   85. Sonic Youk Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:52 PM (#4692634)
wow, Farrell just got Pineda ejected for pine tar.
   86. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:55 PM (#4692638)
This whole pine tar thing is deeply stupid.
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:56 PM (#4692639)
How do you get ejected for pine tar?
   88. I Am Not a Number Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:58 PM (#4692640)
Pine tar on his neck. Suspension coming, right?
   89. Publius Publicola Posted: April 23, 2014 at 07:59 PM (#4692641)
How do you get ejected for pine tar?


By smearing it on your neck like a dumbass.
   90. Publius Publicola Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4692643)
The other thing about this game is Jeter flubbing a routine grounder and the batter getting credited with a single.

   91. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4692644)
Gee, this was a tough prediction:

6. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: April 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4691887)
I predict that Michael Pineda will be the most photographed pitcher of the year tonight.
   92. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:03 PM (#4692645)
The other thing about this game is Jeter flubbing a routine grounder and the batter getting credited with a single.

What amazed me even more was that Orsillo and Remy agreed with the call, and acted as if Jeter only had "a chance" to throw A.J. out.
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4692647)
Wacha is not going to be long for this game...over 60 pitches and not through the third inning.
   94. cardsfanboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4692648)
9 strikeouts for Wacha after 3 innings....
   95. Publius Publicola Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:05 PM (#4692649)
Orsillo and Remy agreed with the call


Aaron Boone agreed too. Watching the ESPN feed. You must be watching the NESN feed.
   96. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4692650)
This whole pine tar thing is deeply stupid.

I agree, but Christ, did Pineda really think that every eye in the ballpark wouldn't be looking out for any evidence of pine tar tonight? How dumb could he be?
   97. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4692652)
Watching the ESPN feed. You must be watching the NESN feed.

Didn't even know ESPN was covering it. I still can't get over being able to watch every game in the Majors for less than 60 cents a day.
   98. Publius Publicola Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:08 PM (#4692653)
Lackey just threw a fastball to Jeter right down the middle and he couldn't even touch it.
   99. Gamingboy Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4692654)
By the rule book, getting ejected for pine tar or other foreign substance is an automatic 10-game suspension. So.... 2 starts. 3, if you count today's "start".
   100. esseff Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4692655)
Pine tar on his neck. Suspension coming, right?


Automatic, under Rule 8.02(b)
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