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Sunday, April 13, 2014

OMNICHATTER for April 13, 2014

Hey, guys, guess what this week’s ESPN game is?

Gamingboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 12:21 AM | 119 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 01:20 PM (#4685403)
Pre-game interview with Nats manager Matt Williams on yesterday's blown replay review (paraphrasing): "The problem with replay is that it's never over. It lingers and guys talk about it the next day."
   2. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4685427)
Well, you can't blame the Nats' stellar fielding on the minor leaguers called up to fill in for the many, many, many, many, many injured starters. Ho boy.
   3. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4685432)
If you're having a sad Sunday, just tune in the Nationals game. You will chuckle, guffaw, shake your head, and generally improve your mood before you realize that this is not a Keystone Kops movie.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4685446)
Cubs on the board early, two run shot in the first inning.... Blech... let's get rid of Wacha.
   5. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4685451)
Keystone Kops or not, Gonzalez has been getting beaten like a rented mule today.
   6. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4685453)
The Orioles ball girl just fielded a fair ball in left field.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4685454)
The Orioles ball girl just fielded a fair ball in left field.


So the Keystone comment extends beyond DC.
   8. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4685455)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?

I'm not really that down on the Angels, record not withstanding. They just can't hit Colon.
   9. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4685456)
Matty is likely going to leave Gio out there to swim in his own cesspool. The bullpen needs the rest and the Nats might as well save the wear and tear on everyone since they're already 2/3 of the way to 9-0 forfeit.

But this is not all on Gio. Harper ran into yet another out on the base paths and the fielding has made me shake my head. Such is the Jinx of Rizzo.
   10. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4685458)
Two pickoffs on 2b last night - I grant you that is head shake worthy.

//still 2 HR, 2 3B, one 2B, 6 hits through the first two...
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4685459)
Carpenter, who has been great defensively so far this year, just made an error on a pretty easy play.... Uggh.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4685460)
Cardinal announcers just said that Welington Castillo is underrated...he's not underrated, he's unknown. Doesn't even rate an underrated status. It's hard for a guy who has only 184 games in the majors to establish a reputation of any sort.

Mind you he's been a good player in that time frame, but just not known yet.
   13. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4685462)
Freeman HBP - should make someone here happy. It's not like Gio was getting Freeman out anyway.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:00 PM (#4685466)
It's not like Gio was getting Freeman out anyway.


Has anyone been able to get Freddie out this year?
   15. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4685468)
#12 - When I hear talk about "underrated" or "unknown", I ask myself "by whom?" It's just a story telling device used as a segue to talk about a player.

These days how can any MLB player possibly be unknown or underrated? Between B-Ref, Fangraphs, Brooks Baseball, and other resources you can see exactly how each player should be rated. Who needs talking heads telling us this stuff??
   16. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:03 PM (#4685469)
Edwin Jackson is such a miserable pitcher to watch. Even when he doesn't give up runs, it seems like he's racking up deep-count at-bats.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4685470)
And then there's innings like this where he's racking up pitches AND giving up runs.
   18. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4685472)
Bryce Harper is 0 for 3 on steal attempts on the young season. Has the bulking up caused him to slow down a bit?
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4685475)
Carpenter and Wong put the Cardinals in the lead.... Traditional scoring. Wacha sacrificed(2nd out of the inning) the runners to second and third, Carpenter singles them in, and then did something that the Cardinals of the past decade don't do much of, and stole second base....Wong then drives him in to give the Cardinals the lead. If Craig and Peralta show up this year, this offense is going to be great...(mind you, it's only been good for a game and two innings)

#12 - When I hear talk about "underrated" or "unknown", I ask myself "by whom?" It's just a story telling device used as a segue to talk about a player.


Agreed. But it's still fun to talk about players in certain ways. If Trammel was playing today, he would be a good example of someone who is underrated because he rarely had the flashy numbers.
   20. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:10 PM (#4685476)
I gather that Matty has given Harper and others a green light as part of his more aggressive baserunning philosophy. In my mind, you get the green light when you show that you have enough sense to optimize your chances, not just run any old time to see how it turns out.

Then there's the sting of the Nats 3B coach sending the plodding Adam LaRoche home only to be tagged out 10 feet from the plate. So yeah, I'm laying this mostly at the feet of the Nats new manager.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4685477)
Edwin Jackson is such a miserable pitcher to watch. Even when he doesn't give up runs, it seems like he's racking up deep-count at-bats.


Even with my team hitting him, he's not that fun to watch.


Damn..it's raining here...not that far from the stadium...wonder if it's going to hit there.
   22. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4685478)
To be fair, none of Harper's CS were on straight steal attempts - 2 pickoffs (both on 2nd) and an attempt to advance on a ball in the dirt
   23. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4685481)
Gio Gonzalez has thrown 91 pitches through 5 complete innings. Trailing 6-1 with the Nats "threatening" in the top 6th. Let's watch what happens...
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4685482)
I hate to pick on the Cubs, since they did beat us in the first game, and it's only 3-2 right now, but man they just don't look like a good team at times. (Can say the same thing about the Cardinals so far this season though)
   25. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4685483)
To be fair, none of Harper's CS were on straight steal attempts - 2 pickoffs (both on 2nd) and an attempt to advance on a ball in the dirt


That is maybe a good sign that he's not slower due to the bulk (though he almost certainly is.) But that's a terrible sign for his baseball acumen. He's making absolutely horrible decisions on the basepaths. I don't know if he's just a terrible base runner in general, or if the Braves are so deep in his head that he's trying to hit 5 run homers from second base.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4685485)
Dangit...rain delay...shouldn't be long as it already stopped raining here.
   27. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4685486)
Well that's just it - he's had no steal attempts despite being on base 15+ times.
   28. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4685488)
Hey Spike, thanks for contextualizing the caught steals. I'm just basing it on the fact that we have net steals in my fantasy league and Harper is ruining the category for me! But what's odd is that pick offs aren't supposed to count as caught steals.
   29. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4685491)
They were pickoffs in the sense that Harper broke on a play designed to move him to third and the batter failed to make contact. When the catcher throws you out it's a CS unless you are out trying to go back.

//edit - maybe even then too.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4685492)
Well that's just it - he's had no steal attempts despite being on base 15+ times.


I was going to suggest he might not be stealing because of people behind him, but looking at where he bats in this lineup, makes that unlikely. It also made me think...why is Harper the one being moved around the lineup? He's batted 5th, 2nd, and 6th so far this season, he was the teams second best hitter last year, you don't willy nilly move a guy around the lineup, especially a franchise guy.
   31. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4685495)
I was going to suggest he might not be stealing because of people behind him, but looking at where he bats in this lineup, makes that unlikely. It also made me think...why is Harper the one being moved around the lineup? He's batted 5th, 2nd, and 6th so far this season, he was the teams second best hitter last year, you don't willy nilly move a guy around the lineup, especially a franchise guy.


Yeah, I noticed that as well when I went to Mets-Nats game earlier this season. Seems a strange way to treat the franchise player. Is Williams doing a lot of weird crap so far?
   32. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4685496)
Is Williams doing a lot of weird crap so far?

Snide answer = Yes.

Honest answer = not "a lot" of weird crap, but his ever-changing batting orders have ignited a lot of discussion. Compared to Davey Johnson with 162 pre-printed lineup cards he got from Kinko's on a special deal, Matty has moved guys up and down the batting order and swapped in some bench guys ostensibly to get better matchups.

It certainly appeared to be working early on, but then they were facing the Mets and Marlins. Against the Braves they seemed to have encountered something of a brick wall reinforced with 6-inch thick steel plate. Admittedly, they began the year with their starting lineup mostly intact; now they're down to fielding half a AAA team.
   33. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:37 PM (#4685500)
The Angels are starting Ian Stewart. I guess one time living the Brandon Wood experience wasn't enough.
   34. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4685501)
THAT'S who he reminds me of. Thank you! Also, damn you.
   35. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4685507)
Boom! All four of Mike Trout's homers have come in the first inning.

ALBERT goes back to back!
   36. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4685508)
Honest answer = not "a lot" of weird crap, but his ever-changing batting orders have ignited a lot of discussion. Compared to Davey Johnson with 162 pre-printed lineup cards he got from Kinko's on a special deal, Matty has moved guys up and down the batting order and swapped in some bench guys ostensibly to get better matchups.


That part I would love. I hate managers who insist on set lineups. I understand that a few spots in the order do have a different attitude than just trying your best(at least first time through the lineup.) and that players get comfortable, but for the most part, min/maxing your lineup should be a given on a daily basis.

   37. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4685509)
And Ibañez makes it three in a row. Calhoun breaks the string with "only" a double.
   38. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4685510)
Scoreless through 6 in the Minnesota-KC game, as Kevin Correia and Jason Vargas attempt to have the most boring pitchers' duel in baseball history.
   39. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4685512)
On the bright side, Colon did not give up 4 home runs in a row. Barely.
   40. spike Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4685513)
Surprised at running Walden out there again.
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4685514)
Pujols who is "struggling" has his ops up to .846 right now, which is probably in the 130-140 ops+ range... of course he isn't really doing that well as his slash line is .255/.314/.832 after that homerun. But at least it's not a horrible start to the season.
   42. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4685516)
If the Nationals could add errors + runs they'd only be trailing 6-4 right now.
   43. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:07 PM (#4685517)
Up 5 in the 8th, Heyward steals second.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4685518)
Rain delay over...no more watching second tiered games (Mil vs Pit) :)
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4685519)
Up 5 in the 8th, Heyward steals second.


That is fine as long as you don't have anyone on the team that has talked about unwritten rules etc...good thing McCann is gone.
   46. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4685520)
In the down years, after the streak of divisions ended in 2005 and before they had rebuilt much, the Braves simply fell apart when they faced the Phillies. Those Phillies teams were good, obviously, but they were so deep into those Braves' heads it was like needing five outs per inning. The Nats show those same sorts of signs against Atlanta these last two years.
   47. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4685521)
CJ Wilson's not exactly slamming the door on anyone today.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:12 PM (#4685522)
Edwin Jackson is really worried about Yadier stealing....
   49. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:14 PM (#4685525)
The Nats are wearing gloves with no webbing. Balls just pass right on through...
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4685526)
46 minute rain delay, and an inning pitched by Edwin Jackson(who is like a rain delay) and the Cardinals bring Wacha back out there. Hopefully there is no issues because of this.
   51. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4685527)
Gary Cohen is now talking about the 2012 MVP race. Please shut up.
   52. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:26 PM (#4685534)
Pickles in for the mop up. To their credit, if the Nats continue on this "only lose to the Braves" pace they will probably win the division regardless.
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:26 PM (#4685535)
Gary Cohen is now talking about the 2012 MVP race. Please shut up.


I'm assuming Trout/Cabrera argument again, and how stat guys are doody heads?
   54. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:27 PM (#4685536)
Trevor Plouffe does not make it easy to root for him.
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4685537)
Bourjos with a triple to lead off the inning (after the Cubs tied it up 3-3) I hope he actually shows up offensively this year, his defense hasn't shown up yet.
   56. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4685538)
Pickles in for the mop up.

The kids call him Mr. Bober.
   57. JJ1986 Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4685539)
I'm assuming Trout/Cabrera argument again, and how stat guys are doody heads?


Not that bad. More that stats are good, but can't tell you everything. And that Cabrera's offense for some reason has more intangible value than Trout's.
   58. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4685540)
louse goes 8 2/3 and will smith strikes out pedro alvarez on 3 pitches to close it out. 4-1 brewers as milwaukee sweeps pittsburgh.

lot of good defense by the brewers this series. not so much for pittsburgh.

   59. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4685543)
Break up the Brewers!
   60. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4685544)
Pickles don't care, LaRoche. Pickles just don't care.
   61. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4685545)
B.J. Upton prior to spending 15 minutes at the batting cages with Chipper Jones Thursday afternoon: 29 at bats, 0 extra base hits, 0 walks, 13 Ks

B.J. Upton since spending 15 minutes at the batting cages with Chipper Jones Thursday afternoon: 19 at bats, 1 triple, 1 HR, 1 walk, 3 Ks
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4685546)
Not that bad. More that stats are good, but can't tell you everything. And that Cabrera's offense for some reason has more intangible value than Trout's.


I've argued the Cabrera's side of the argument, but I just don't get why people are so adamant that Cabrera is the clear winner. The triple crown was great and "historic" but it wasn't like Cabrera kicked Trout's butt in average or rbi vs runs scored. And considering how much old schoolers like stolen bases and defense, that to all the sudden ignore it because of a magic triple crown....oops and of course the post season thing with a worse record thing.
   63. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4685547)
Bourjos with a triple to lead off the inning (after the Cubs tied it up 3-3) I hope he actually shows up offensively this year, his defense hasn't shown up yet.
David Freese is hitting .154/.227/.231, so the Cardinals are still coming out way ahead here.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:40 PM (#4685548)
David Freese is hitting .154/.227/.231, so the Cardinals are still coming out way ahead here.


Grichuk is hitting .308/.357/.487 in the minors also.
   65. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4685550)
Ick, another costly Joe Mauer strikeout--first and third no out down by one in the 8th.

Pretty unfortunate trend.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4685551)
Ick, I have Mauer today on my beat the streak....oh well back to zero before todays game anyway...

Nevermind, he has two hits today...so not a big deal. :) (now just need Adrian Gonzalez to get a hit)
   67. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4685552)
avoid

if milwaukee gets lucky with health the crew could be a 85 win team give or take. and if you are in the neighborhood of 85 wins you have a chance for the playoffs

crazy
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:45 PM (#4685555)
In at least one prediction, I had the Brewers making the post season. I don't think they are that far off from being a good team.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4685556)
Umpire lost track of the count in the Cardinals/Cubs game and had to call the official scorer.... smh.
   70. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4685558)
The Orioles ball girl just fielded a fair ball in left field.


Good range. Sign her up.
   71. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:49 PM (#4685559)
3 walks and a 2-run throwing error by the KC bullpen in the 8th, Minnesota takes the lead!
   72. bobm Posted: April 13, 2014 at 04:56 PM (#4685562)
[70] http://deadspin.com/orioles-ball-girl-ignores-umpire-fields-live-baseball-1562779745
   73. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4685563)
Ooh didn't get to see it, but Minnesota just won on an obstruction call against the batter Moustakas.
   74. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4685565)
72: Good range, poor instincts. She could have thrown out the runner at 3rd.
   75. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4685566)
Nice to see wacha getting a bigger strike zone than jackson today
   76. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:20 PM (#4685569)
In at least one prediction, I had the Brewers making the post season. I don't think they are that far off from being a good team.
They've got one bona fide superstar, Gomez and Lucroy are All-Star level players, and they've got a bunch of other solid guys who are in their primes, or on the fringes of north and south. They could really surprise people.

Edited for English.
   77. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4685570)
Final play of the Twins game.

Game-ending batters interference call.
   78. BDC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4685571)
Rangers 1, Astros 0, final. Rangers have won two series 2-1 and lost two series 1-2. At least they won't go 0-162, but 81-81 is entirely plausible.

Apologies for mentioning this in a baseball-chatter thread, but the Masters is heading toward another classic finish. Through eleven of the final round, 2012 champion Bubba Watson has a one-shot lead on wunderkind Jordan Spieth. A nice day to be working at the desktop and following Internet sports :)
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4685572)
Nice to see wacha getting a bigger strike zone than jackson today


Not seeing it. Here is the strikezone map

From the looks of that, the Cubs got three calls out of the strike zone(or on the edge) and Wacha got one at the bottom of the zone and one at the top. While having three in the zone not called strikes.
   80. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4685574)
A nice day to be working at the desktop and following Internet sports :)
It's a tradition unlike any other.
   81. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:35 PM (#4685575)
I know that no one wants to hear any Phillies news, but lost in the ennui is the fact that Chase Utley has a .500/.565/.875 line to start the season.
   82. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4685576)
I was glancing at the leaderboards earlier today for the heck of it, and was glad to see Utley at the top of ops/ops+

The part I don't get, is who in the heck is Charlie Blackmon.
   83. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 13, 2014 at 05:49 PM (#4685578)
Nice to see wacha getting a bigger strike zone than jackson today


I stopped watching after Jackson gave up three, but he wasn't getting any borderline calls in the first. Of course, it probably didn't matter, because Edwin Jackson sucks.

And the wheels are coming off for the Cubs in the 8th, all but ensuring that they will drop two of three in their first four series on the young season. I guess the silver lining is aside from last night, one game against the Phillies, and MAYBE today, they aren't getting blown out. They just have lousy offense and Jose Veras exists.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:02 PM (#4685582)
Rosenthal is going for his career high for saves in a season, if he gets his fourth today..(mind you he had four in the playoffs last year also)
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4685585)
Cubs are beating up on Rosenthal this inning....
   86. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:06 PM (#4685587)
Unfortunate that the pen let up two in the previous inning.
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:15 PM (#4685592)
Unfortunate that the pen let up two in the previous inning.


Fixed that for you. :)
   88. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:15 PM (#4685594)
Giants were leading 4-1, but decided to make things interesting in the 8th. Now tied 4-4 at Pacific Bell SBC AT&T Park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza.
   89. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4685603)
Ian Stewart with a homer. I wonder if David Freese is going to lose his job.
   90. BDC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4685605)
In Augusta Watson is now up by three with two holes to play; the Masters is his to lose.
   91. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:36 PM (#4685608)
Gregor Blanco just smacked a ball off the wall in deep RCF in SF and almost ran out an ITPHR, but was ultimately thrown out at the plate by DJ LeMahieu, with an assist from DJ Tiesto.
   92. BDC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:41 PM (#4685612)
smacked a ball off the wall in deep RCF in SF and almost ran out an ITPHR, but was ultimately thrown out

Do plays like that get scored as a hit for BA purposes and an out for OBP purposes? Or is it just a safe hit in every sense and the out is a miscellaneous baserunning item?
   93. boteman Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4685613)
I don't know which outfielder was going for it, but he was charging from RF towards CF, overran where the ball ultimately hit off the wall, then his feet slipped out from under him as he slammed on the brakes. That's what allowed Blanco the extra time to make it to 3B, but I didn't think he was going to make it all the way home and he didn't. So I have no idea how that should be scored.

edit: Brandon Crawford splashdown HR wins it in extras, Giants 5, Rockies 4, 10th
   94. Dan Posted: April 13, 2014 at 06:47 PM (#4685614)
Brandon Crawford, off a hard throwing lefty, hits a ball into the cove? I just saw that and I still don't believe it actually happened.
   95. Dan Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4685623)
I don't know which outfielder was going for it,


I believe it was Cuddyer.
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:09 PM (#4685627)
Do plays like that get scored as a hit for BA purposes and an out for OBP purposes? Or is it just a safe hit in every sense and the out is a miscellaneous baserunning item?


If you are talking about do plays in which the batter gets thrown out after making it to first base, on the same hit...it counts as a hit for obp, and average and slugging purposes up to the last base they successfully reached.

The out is miscellaneous running thing.
   97. BDC Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:12 PM (#4685629)
Bubba Watson wins his second Masters. Congratulations!
   98. Dan Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:19 PM (#4685631)
Do the White Sox really not have a better option than Lindstrom to use as closer?
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4685638)
I'm reading this "article" 36 fascinating baseball facts....and actually learned something. I had never heard of Kitty Burke before.

I'm surprised that Sean hasn't included her line at bb-ref.
   100. Dan Posted: April 13, 2014 at 07:48 PM (#4685643)
Jansen flashing his 99 MPH heat again against Trumbo. Just filthy.
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