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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

OMNICHATTER for April 17, 2013

Among the pitchers taking the mound today are Sabathia, Masterson, King Felix, Scherzer, Matt Moore and Kershaw. Two of those names I would not have expected to mention in the same breath as the others when the season started.

Chatter up!

Gamingboy Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:29 AM | 223 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM (#4417593)

Runners on first and second, no outs, bottom of the ninth in a tie game. SLOW batter at the plate.

That has to be one of the rare circumstances where it's a pretty clearly the correct call to bunt, right?


You forgot to mention that it was lefty-on-lefty too, with a hitter who doesn't hit lefties and a pitcher who has extreme splits too.
   202. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM (#4417597)
Dustin Ackley is 5-47 so far this year. Going into the game, that was -16 OPS+ and he's gone 0-3 so it's only gone down.

But that's not the crazy thing. The crazy thing is that he's reached base 7 times (5 hits and 2 walks), and scored 6 runs. WTF.
   203. Every Inge Counts Posted: April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM (#4417602)
Byran Villarreal is terrible.
   204. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:08 AM (#4417612)
Is the record for longest game still that 26-inning one from back in the 1920s? Because I can totally see this M's/Tigers game challenging it.
   205. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:09 AM (#4417613)
I believe that's still the major league record.

The longest game I have watched was a 22 inning Rockies@Padres game in 2008. They had a 14th inning stretch and a 21st inning stretch.
   206. Every Inge Counts Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:17 AM (#4417620)
They just need 12 more strikeouts to break the AL record for most strikeouts combined in an extra inning game.

Make that 11 now.
   207. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:19 AM (#4417622)
11 more strikeouts? That'll only take 3 more innings at the rate they're going. Totally within reach.
   208. Every Inge Counts Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:39 AM (#4417628)
8 more strikeouts now.
   209. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:56 AM (#4417631)
5 more.
   210. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:56 AM (#4417633)
Prince Fielder: 0-6 tonight so far, with 5 strikeouts.
   211. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:01 AM (#4417635)
4 more.
   212. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:02 AM (#4417636)
But that's not the crazy thing. The crazy thing is that he's reached base 7 times (5 hits and 2 walks), and scored 6 runs. WTF.


Are you sure he hasn't reached on any errors or groundouts where the lead runner is forced out?
   213. Baldrick Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:03 AM (#4417639)
Are you sure he hasn't reached on any errors or groundouts where the lead runner is forced out?

No, I'm sure he has. Plus he managed another hit a couple innings ago. So the synergy is already fading anyways.
   214. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:16 AM (#4417643)
I know Victor is slow, but pinch running for a guy at first with a guy who isn't even a base stealer seems pointless. Especially when it means Don Kelly is now the DH if they don't score here.
   215. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:23 AM (#4417644)
Montero is a freakin idiot.
   216. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:24 AM (#4417645)
I agree, but the replay made that look a lot closer than I thought it was.
   217. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:37 AM (#4417648)
That was one of the worst sends I've ever seen. He just had no chance to get home.
   218. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:37 AM (#4417649)
How slow is Smoak? I thought he'd score easily on that.
   219. Dan Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:38 AM (#4417650)
And yeah, if he reached third that late, that send was a terrible idea.
   220. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:39 AM (#4417651)
I'm assuming Seattle had no one on the bench that could have ran for Smoak?
   221. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:40 AM (#4417652)
When the ball landed in the outfield I thought Smoak would score easily, but he wasn't even halfway home when Pena caught the ball.
   222. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:40 AM (#4417653)
The Mariners' poor play by play guy sounds shocked every time they get hit. It took him a second to register that ball was heading down the line.
   223. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:44 AM (#4417655)
Verlander starts against the Mariners tomorrow at 12:40 local time. I'd set the line at 12 K's.
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