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Saturday, May 17, 2014

OMNICHATTER FOR 5-17-14

OMNICHATTER doesn’t know Sandy Alderson’s credit card information, but if it did, it’d do something funny with it.

Gamingboy Posted: May 17, 2014 at 12:02 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cloude Atlas (Voxter) Posted: May 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4708655)
Did anyone see the Bourjos-Matheny double ejection yesterday? The twitters were livid.
   2. salvomania Posted: May 17, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4708661)
The called strike two, possibly touching the edge of the upper limit of the rulebook strike zone, was borderline, but I think Bourjos was still frustrated from his previous AB with runners on 2nd and 3rd, in which two called strikes were clearly inside, including a ridiculous called strike three that was about 5 inches inside.
   3. greenback wants the dh Posted: May 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM (#4708721)
Tony La Russa has a front office job with the Diamondbacks. I can't wait until he pioneers the concept of one-out general managers.
   4. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4708805)
Trapped on the home broadcast via XM in the car, Mike Shannon was just praising the fact that the Cardinals at long last have a couple guys who can "bunt and run". This, right after Kolten Wong bunted his way aboard courtesy of a flubbed defensive play by Pastor Nikki.
   5. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4708809)
Fredi Gonzalez demonstrates how the replay era frees us from the delays of arguments and errors of bad umpire calls.
   6. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4708832)
The Mets send 9 hitters to the plate in the 1st inning, including Bartolo who mercifully flies out to end the pain. 3-0 Mutts.

Gio needs extra warmup time. Or maybe a 12 month cruise around the world starting yesterday. He's all over the place.
   7. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: May 17, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4708837)
The Braves right now are a collective Charles-Dance-as-a-disgusted-Tywin-Lannister GIF.
   8. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 05:15 PM (#4708847)
Matty Williams sends up Gio Gonzalez to hit for himself in the 3rd inning, so Gio promptly bunts and pops it up perfectly for Bartolo Colon to catch it for the easy put out. Now in the top of the 4th inning here comes Craig Stammen to pitch for Gio.
   9. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 17, 2014 at 05:43 PM (#4708864)
Edwin Jackson with his highest game score as a Cub.
   10. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 17, 2014 at 05:54 PM (#4708869)
Dancin' Dellin Betances ...

[EDIT] And he gets torched on his 1st pitch!
   11. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 17, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4708872)
Wait, what, wow?!!?!?!?

*Ron* Davis is Ike Davis' dad???

Huh, never would have guessed ...
   12. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 17, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4708874)
Dellin, dealin' ...
   13. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 17, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4708876)
Gritner!

OUTRAGEOUS!!!
   14. ursus arctos Posted: May 17, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4708880)
Guess that makes 31 wins that the Cubs have coat Garza . . .
   15. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: May 17, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4708895)
On my way to coors field for the first time! Will also be the baby's first baseball game. He did great on the flight but might e a bit tired so we'll see how he handles it
   16. Repoz Posted: May 17, 2014 at 06:59 PM (#4708897)
Paul O'Neill: "Didn't Ralph Kiner do the Pirate games for a long time?"

Michael Kay: "No, it was the Mets."

Paul O'Neill: "Oh."

In the media capital of the world...nothing, but nothing ever embarrasses the ####### Yankees.
   17. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 07:12 PM (#4708906)
#15 give the baby a Coors Light. Between that and the thin air he'll sleep through the game so you can enjoy it.

At least it worked for me. Leftover pasta gave me a nice food coma that allowed me to sleep through the Nats' loss, although I shoulda picked the first 3 three innings to sleep rather than the last 4. Tanks fer nuttin, Gio!
   18. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 07:32 PM (#4708914)
Gio Gonzalez' post-game excuse for surrendering 5 runs in the first 3 innings today: lingering shoulder soreness. "One of those things you keep grinding through."

What a team player. Nats lose 5-2, with all runs surrendered
   19. Sonny Gray's Got a Yakker for Your Culo Posted: May 17, 2014 at 07:53 PM (#4708921)
Scott Kazmir ejected by Jerry Layne in the bottom of the second after arguing balls and strikes.
   20. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 08:29 PM (#4708933)
An Angel sez Danny Duffy has not allowed a baserunner through 5 innings in K.C. He has only recorded 1 K so he's had a little help from his friends.

edit: 18 Orioles up to bat, 18 Orioles sit right back down.
   21. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4708947)
Adam Jones with a clean base knock through the hole at SS breaks up Danny Duffy's perfect game in the 7th. Chris Davis pops out to end the inning, so the 1-hitter is intact.

"There's nothing wrong with a one-hitter, there, Barbie. In fact, it's miraculous."
   22. Sonny Gray's Got a Yakker for Your Culo Posted: May 17, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4708950)
Kershaw getting knocked around by Arizona. 5-0, still in the second inning.

EDIT: Make it 6-0.

EDIT 2: And Kershaw is out after 1.2 innings, leaving runners on the corners.
   23. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: May 17, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4708959)
Bud Norris pitched a hell of a game, too. But Buck must not want to keep the Os close trailing 1-0 because he's bringing in Tommy Hunter to relieve Brian Matusz in the 8th. Expect 4-0 shortly.
   24. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 17, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4708960)
Albert Pujols is totally cold right now. Left five on (bases loaded once) last night, and just popped up with 2 on and nobody out in the first. He's so ice cold, he's almost dead. .105/.150/.158 since May 7th. Lucky for the Angels the guys behind him got knocks today so far.
   25. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 17, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4708962)
I would not be even mildly surprised if it turns out Kershaw tore his teres in that inning.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2014 at 09:52 PM (#4708966)
Kate Upton in attendance at Tigers game in Boston, causing Red Sox announcers to digress.
   27. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4708968)
Kate Upton in attendance at Tigers game in Boston, causing Red Sox announcers to digress.


Digression makes you go blind.
   28. Snowboy Posted: May 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4708969)
Listened to Pirates@NYY game today, there was a successful challenge by each team re: a call at 2B.
(By coincidence, they both involved Pirate catcher Tony Sanchez at the bag.)
I don't see the challenges noted in the box score? This is the first time I have checked for this, are they not being being noted or tracked?
   29. AndrewJ Posted: May 17, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4708974)
Phillies 12, Reds 1: Hamels gets career win #100, and strikes out the side on nine pitches in the 3rd.
   30. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: May 17, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4708991)

Listened to Pirates@NYY game today, there was a successful challenge by each team re: a call at 2B.
(By coincidence, they both involved Pirate catcher Tony Sanchez at the bag.)
I don't see the challenges noted in the box score? This is the first time I have checked for this, are they not being being noted or tracked?


Baseball reference is tracking them (of course). For example, if you go to that page, you can see that John Gibbons is 3/13 on the year for challenges, and if you go to an individual box score (for example, the 5th inning of this game), the inning notes include information about challenges.
   31. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4708997)
C.J. Wilson with a complete game shutout.

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