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OMNICHATTER FOR APRIL 19, 2014

OMNICHATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!

Gamingboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 10:53 AM | 65 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:19 PM (#4689088)
EARLY GAMES FOR APRIL 19:

Blue Jays (9-8) @ Indians (7-9), 1:05pm
TOR: Mark Buehrle (#56, 35, LHP, 3-0, 0.86)
CLE: Corey Kluber (#28, 28, RHP, 1-1, 5.40)

##Cardinals (10-7) @ Nationals (10-7), 1:05pm
STL: Lance Lynn (#31, 27, RHP, 3-0, 4.00)
WSN: Jordan Zimmermann (#27, 28, RHP, 1-0, 5.27)

**Angels (8-8) @ Tigers (7-6), 1:08pm
LAA: C.J. Wilson (#33, 33, LHP, 2-1, 3.92)
DET: Max Scherzer (#37, 29, RHP, 0-1, 2.70)


Orioles (8-7) @ Red Sox (7-10), 1:35pm
BAL: Bud Norris (#25, 29, RHP, 0-1, 3.75)
BOS: Felix Doubront (#22, 26, LHP, 1-2, 6.75)

Twins (8-8) @ Royals (8-7), 2:10pm
MIN: Kevin Correia (#30, 33, RHP, 0-1, 5.30)
KCR: Bruce Chen (#52, 37, LHP, 0-1, 6.30)

Reds (7-9) @ Cubs (4-11), 2:20pm
CIN: Tony Cingrani (#52, 24, LHP, 1-1, 2.60)
CHC: Edwin Jackson (#36, 30, RHP, 0-1, 6.19)

Astros (5-12) @ Athletics (11-5), 4:05pm
HOU: Brett Oberholtzer (#39, 24, LHP, 0-3, 3.50)
OAK: Scott Kazmir (#26, 30, LHP, 2-0, 1.40)

**OMNICHATTER matchup of the afternoon
##Game Note: Nationals starting CF Ben Revere is cleared to play after a 7-day DL with concussive symptoms
   2. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:26 PM (#4689095)
LATE GAMES FOR APRIL 19:

Brewers (12-5) @ Pirates (8-9), 7:05pm
MIL: Matt Garza (#22, 30, RHP, 0-2, 3.43)
PIT: Wandy Rodriguez (#51, 35, LHP, 0-2, 7.31)

Mariners (7-9) @ Marlins (7-10), 7:10pm
SEA: (#0, 2014, RHP, 0-0, undef) (ROENIS ELIAS, 29, LHP, 1-1, 2.16)
MIA: Henderson Alvarez (#37, 24, RHP, 0-2, 4.30)

Braves (11-5) @ Mets (8-8), 7:10pm
ATL: Ervin Santana (#30, 31, RHP, 1-0, 0.64)
NYM: Bartolo Colon (#40, 41, RHP, 1-2, 6.00)

Yankees (10-7) @ Rays (8-9), 7:10pm
NYY: Ivan Nova (#47, 27, RHP, 2-1, 5.94)
TBR: Chris Archer (#22, 25, RHP, 1-1, 4.50)

White Sox (8-9) @ Rangers (10-7), 8:05pm
CHW: Jose Quintana (#62, 25, LHP, 1-0, 2.37)
TEX: Colby Lewis (#48, 34, RHP, 0-1, 6.75)

D'backs (5-14) @ Dodgers (10-7), 8:10pm
ARI: Michael Bolsinger (#49, 26, RHP, 0-0, 6.00)
LAD: Dan Haren (#14, 33, RHP, 2-0, 2.04)

Phillies (7-9) @ Rockies (9-9), 8:10pm
PHI: Kyle Kendrick (#38, 29, RHP, 0-1, 3.50)
COL: Jordan Lyles (#24, 23, RHP, 2-0, 4.32)

Giants (10-7) @ Padres (8-9), 8:40pm
SFG: Tim Hudson (#17, 38, RHP, 2-0, 2.35)
SDP: Eric Stults (#53, 34, LHP, 0-2, 5.52)

Game Notes: No one expects Ervin Santana to finish the year with a sub-1.00 ERA. No one expects Dan Haren to finish the year.
   3. Good cripple hitter Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4689100)
##Game Note: Nationals starting CF Ben Revere is cleared to play after a 7-day DL with concussive symptoms


Unless I read the news wrong, this should read:

Nationals starting CF Denard Span is cleared to play after a 7-day DL with concussive symptoms.
   4. Canker Soriano Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4689102)
Game Notes: no one expects the Cubs to score a run today.
   5. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4689103)
B.J. Upton, since spending 15 minutes chatting in the cages with Chipper Jones prior to April 10th's game against the Mets:

.273/.368/.424 (793); .296 BABIP
   6. Dale Sams Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4689106)
Nothing about Porter's insane going after Lowrie for bunting?

It may be bush league...but it's also gamesmanship. Not that I support Porter.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4689107)
Nationals defense is doing it's impression of the first game of the series. Cardinals take a 2-0 lead in the second inning, thanks to the National third baseman channeling the missing Zimmerman.

Cardinals with a 3-0 lead after Lynn hits a double (that Werth played poorly) that scored Tony Cruz(backup catcher) from first base.
   8. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4689108)
Unless I read the news wrong, this should read:

Nationals starting CF Denard Span is cleared to play after a 7-day DL with concussive symptoms.


You are correct. My apologies for confusing that guy with no power and a lot of overrated speed in DC with that guy with no power and overrated speed in Philly. From here on out I will only refer to either player as [blink]"Denard Revere"[/blink].
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4689109)
.273/.368/.424 (793); .296 BABIP


It seems those numbers are going down daily....needs another chat.
   10. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:39 PM (#4689112)
Nothing about Porter's insane going after Lowrie for bunting?


Honestly, I hadn't read the story about that yet. Strange things afoot at the Circle K last night.
   11. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:41 PM (#4689114)
It seems those numbers are going down daily....needs another chat.


Uh...no they're not. B.J. Upton hasn't sniffed anything similar to those numbers in a Braves uniform. You may be confusing him with Justin. This is, by far and away, light years beyond the best that Melvin has performed since signing with the Braves.
   12. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:49 PM (#4689116)
B.J. Upton, 2013: .184/.268/.289 (557); .266 BABIP
B.J. Upton, 2014, prior to Chipper's visit: .138/.138/.172 (310); .250 BABIP

Whatever he's doing differently since talking to Chipper, it's not really changing his BABIP so much as removing the swings and misses.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:49 PM (#4689117)
Uh...no they're not. B.J. Upton hasn't sniffed anything similar to those numbers in a Braves uniform. You may be confusing him with Justin. This is, by far and away, light years beyond the best that Melvin has performed since signing with the Braves.


Apr 10-12 .901 ops
Apr 10-13 .871 ops
Apr 10-14 .810 ops
Apr 10-15 .785 ops
Apr 10-16 .747 ops
Apr 10-17 .793 ops

Looks like you are right, it went up yesterday. For some reason I thought it was still over .800 the last time you posted it.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4689118)
Whatever he's doing differently since talking to Chipper, it's not really changing his BABIP so much as removing the swings and misses.


Yep..prior to the conversation he had struck out 2 or more times in 6 out of 7 games to start the season... Since then in 8 games he has struck out twice only one time, and only has 5 strikeouts in the last 8 games.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4689119)
B.J. Upton hasn't sniffed anything similar to those numbers in a Braves uniform.


You do know this is the internet and it's very easy to check how accurate a statement is right?

Jul 9 to Aug 7, 9 games, 35 pa, .406/.429/.469/.897
Aug 28-Sep 4 2013...8 games, 33 pa, .407/.485/.593/1.077
   16. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 01:58 PM (#4689122)
Yep..prior to the conversation he had struck out 2 or more times in 6 out of 7 games to start the season... Since then in 8 games he has struck out twice only one time, and only has 5 strikeouts in the last 8 games.


Of note, with convenient identical numbers of PA's BCE (Before Chipper Era) and CE (Chipper Era)

BCE: 29 PA, 13 K, 1 BB
CE: 29 PA, 5 K, 5 BB
   17. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4689124)
The Orioles make their 4th error of the year. All of them have come from third baseman filling in for Machado.

The good news is that Machado is only couple weeks away from returning, assuming no more setbacks. If they can somehow escape a brutal April schedule with a .500 record without their best player, I'll be pretty happy.
   18. Swedish Chef Posted: April 19, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4689127)
Damn, I keep misreading Hitter of the Year as Hitler of the Year (must be something to do with the capitalization) and am startled every time. Happily Miguel Carbrera has not been awarded Hitler of the Year.
   19. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 02:16 PM (#4689131)
Happily Miguel Carbrera has not been awarded Hitler of the Year.


I'm pretty sure Miggy is not Russian.
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4689138)
Nice catch by Craig... Not sure how easily a normal right fielder would have made that catch, but still good to see him make the catch.
   21. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4689149)
Lance Lynn struggling a bit the last couple of innings.
   22. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4689169)
Man, there really is nothing more frustrating than watching your team get completely shut down by a "crafty" lefty.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4689170)
Cardinals add another two out run, Jay gets toasted on the bases though to end the inning. Cardinals up 4-1 with Martinez still available in the pen but it's only the 7th inning, figure we'll use some of the lesser arms until a man gets on base.
   24. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:13 PM (#4689177)
Nice to see the replay umps in Boston aren't homers.
   25. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4689180)
What happened to Harper? Why is Fransden in?
   26. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4689181)
That was the Orioles first challenge.

A very quick one, too.

Huge momentum swing, I'm very grateful for the replay system right now.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4689184)
What happened to Harper? Why is Fransden in?


From what I can understand, Harper is "slightly" injured in that he isn't running well, but that he is healthy and taken out for precautionary reasons(this is just conjecture from the Cardinal announcers...simply because Harper didn't run out a ball)
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4689185)
That was the Orioles first challenge.

A very quick one, too.

Huge momentum swing, I'm very grateful for the replay system right now.


For those not watching...what happened?
   29. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4689192)
Os were at bat and had men on first and third with 2 out. Red Sox were up 2-1.

A ground ball was hit to the third baseman deep in the hole and his only play was first. Umpire called him out at first, inning over. Os challenged.

He was clearly safe by half a step and it was quickly overturned, to allow the run to score (tying game at 2) and the inning to continue (Os end up stranding the bases loaded).
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4689193)
Carlos Martinez getting lit up in the 8th inning. 4-2 Cardinals with a man on second one out.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4689196)
He was clearly safe by half a step and it was quickly overturned, to allow the run to score (tying game at 2) and the inning to continue (Os end up stranding the bases loaded)


I like pretty much everything in that sentence, "clearly safe" and "quickly overturned" being the best.
   32. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4689198)
For those not watching...what happened?


Chopper to 3B, hugging the line. Batter-runner called out on the throw to 1B (third out.) Call reversed on review (correctly), so the runner from third scored to tie the game instead.
   33. Dale Sams Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4689199)
Nice to see the replay umps in Boston aren't homers.


You mean the ones in NYC? I'm wary of them.
   34. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4689204)
I like pretty much everything in that sentence, "clearly safe" and "quickly overturned" being the best.


It was not clearly safe in real time. It was bang-bang, but the runner and 1B coach were both pretty adamant that he beat it out. On replay, he gets the bag about a half second before the ball hits glove, and the angle was clear, so it was an easy review/overturn.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:34 PM (#4689206)
It was not clearly safe in real time. It was bang-bang, but the runner and 1B coach were both pretty adamant that he beat it out. On replay, he gets the bag about a half second before the ball hits glove, and the angle was clear, so it was an easy review/overturn.


Even better and more evidence of replay working right. That is how it supposed to be. Drawback is that on average it hasn't been that well executed.
   36. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4689210)
I am truly, viscerally, existentially opposed to Ross Detwiler's facial hair.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4689212)
Yes!!! (Blues just scored).....

Sorry, but pitcher in pitcher has a purpose.
   38. Guts Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:36 PM (#4689213)
Tony Cruz has multiple hits. He is well on his way to playing 15 years in the majors while never having a starting job.
   39. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:37 PM (#4689215)
I was pretty certain he was safe in real time, but I'm probably pre-disposed to think so.

I also thought Buck should've challenged a force play out at first earlier in the inning, but I'm glad he saved it for a more critical (and clearly correct) challenge.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4689218)
Tony Cruz has multiple hits. He is well on his way to playing 15 years in the majors while never having a starting job.

Kinda a shame, as he was once fairly well regarded.. Could he become the new Todd Pratt?
   41. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4689219)
I know the home team announcers are all about spinning for the home team, but the Nats just said "Matt Williams wants to fire all of his bullets" when Nate McLouth (.077/.226/.115) stepped in to PH leading off the bottom of the ninth (down 2.) If that's one of your "bullets..."
   42. Guts Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4689224)
Rosenthal has looked terrible this year. And REALLY terrible in this game.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4689225)
Rosenthal letting his "head" mess up his game.
   44. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4689226)
Come on you Cardinal bastard. Do not give this away.
   45. Dan Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4689229)
Rosenthal doesn't look like the same pitcher he was last year.
   46. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4689231)
Walk Werth.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4689232)
Not a fan of Werth being up here. He is a guy who has been goat both this and the first game so has some "karma" magic coming his way.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:50 PM (#4689233)
Rosenthal doesn't look like the same pitcher he was last year.


That last at bat he did.... Nice...
   49. Guts Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4689234)
Hey look, Rosenthal remembered he's supposed to just blow people away by throwing 100 mph strikes. I like that much better.
   50. Dan Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4689235)
Rosenthal looked much more like the 2013 version in those last two ABs, showing he can still throw the 98-99 MPH fastball.
   51. DKDC Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4689236)
So much for the Holt=Middlebrooks hopes. Red Sox go up 3-2.
   52. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4689237)
Or blow him away with gas.
   53. Poster Nutbag Posted: April 19, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4689240)
RE: Lowrie/Porter - Since the shift was on, Porter has nothing to ##### about. None of this "We can employ strategy, but you can't because you're winning" stuff. That's pretty childish.
   54. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 19, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4689253)
The worst owner in our scoresheet league (bottom third of the league for ten straight seasons) has finally stumbled into some early luck with his bad drafting.

He drafted Tanaka with the first pick (after protection list), and then continued his terrible drafting.

Buehrle, Tillman, Vargas, Feldman were the next four pitchers he drafted.

Of course he's running away with things early this season with ridiculous pitching.
   55. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 19, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4689262)
Revisiting the Matchup of the Day (which is just me arbitrarily selecting the starting pitchers that look most impressive by numbers or name-brand to me), Wilson continues to be meh-bleh-meh for Anaheim, but Scherzer pitched 7 innings and K'd 9, allowing only 4 more baserunners and 0 runs after giving up a leadoff piece to something called a "J.B. Shuck."
   56. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 19, 2014 at 07:16 PM (#4689339)
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th, A's come back to win 4-3 on a Josh Reddick hit.
Huzzah!
   57. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 19, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4689345)
Rosenthal letting his "head" mess up his game.


That's what his wife said.
   58. Dan Posted: April 19, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4689349)
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th, A's come back to win 4-3 on a Josh Reddick hit.


Good to see Reddick get a big hit. Hopefully he can snap out of his early funk and get back on track now.
   59. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 19, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4689369)
Ah, the wisdom of Chip Caray's sociological ruminations.
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 19, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4689403)
Duda aaaaaaaaaalmost gave the Mets a lead.
   61. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM (#4689413)
Papa Grande makes sure there'll be no Met miracle today.
   62. Transmission Posted: April 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM (#4689424)
Dean Anna pitching for the Yankees. Struggling to break 60mph.
   63. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: April 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4689426)
How pathetic would it be if the Amazins pull this mother out and Valverde gets the win?
   64. Chris Fluit Posted: April 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4689427)
Nice to see the Rays threatening again in the 8th. That 7th inning was kind of pathetic.
   65. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 20, 2014 at 12:08 AM (#4689463)
Carp and Kimbrel made that far more interesting than it needed be.

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