Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: mlb, omnichatter

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 3 of 3 pages  < 1 2 3
   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. Morph 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.
Page 3 of 3 pages  < 1 2 3

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
phredbird
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogChase Headley traded to New York Yankees from San Diego Padres - ESPN New York
(15 - 3:12pm, Jul 22)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogTony Oliva turns 76; Gardenhire: 'He should be in hall of fame'
(25 - 3:12pm, Jul 22)
Last: They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot

NewsblogFSAZ: D-backs cut off McCarthy’s cutter controversy
(15 - 3:10pm, Jul 22)
Last: Curse of the Andino

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(809 - 3:09pm, Jul 22)
Last: cheng

NewsblogPoll: Does Citizens Bank Park really need metal detectors at the gates?
(19 - 3:06pm, Jul 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(304 - 3:04pm, Jul 22)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogRangers' Yu Darvish Pushes for a Six-Man Pitching Rotation - NYTimes.com
(7 - 3:01pm, Jul 22)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogGeorge "The Animal" Steele Mangles A Baseball
(118 - 3:00pm, Jul 22)
Last: a fatty cow that need two seats (cough, cough)

NewsblogTrading for Price would be right move for Cubs | FOX Sports
(60 - 2:56pm, Jul 22)
Last: zonk

NewsblogMisremembering Mantle's Final Season
(43 - 2:52pm, Jul 22)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1956 Discussion
(32 - 2:42pm, Jul 22)
Last: Tubbs & Minnie Miñoso don't fear Sid Monge

NewsblogSports Reference Blog: 1901-02 Orioles Removed from Yankees History
(21 - 2:13pm, Jul 22)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogMLB.COM - Toman: Lewis takes exception with Rasmus' bunt
(123 - 2:04pm, Jul 22)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogJim Bouton Still As Opinionated As Ever
(148 - 1:58pm, Jul 22)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-22-14
(3 - 1:36pm, Jul 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.2684 seconds
52 querie(s) executed