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Sunday, April 06, 2014

OMNICHATTER for April 6, 2014

Today’s games:

Minnesota (Nolasco) at Indians (Masterson)
Yankees (Sabathia) at Toronto (Hutchison)
Baltimore (Tillman) at Detroit (Verlander)
Cincy (Simon) at Mets (Niese)
SD (Kennedy) at Miami (Eovaldi)
Atlanta (Alex Wood) at Washington (Jordan)
Milwaukee (Gallardo) at Boston (Lester)
St. Louis (Wainwright) at Pittsburgh (Volquez)
Texas (Darvish) at TB (Cobb)
White Sox (Sale) at KC (Shields)
LA of Anaheim (Jered Weaver) at Houston (Feldman)
Philly (Burnett) at Cubs (Villanueva)
Seattle (Erasmo Ramirez) at Oakland (Sonny Gray)
Arizona (Miley) at Colorado (Brett Anderson)

And this week’s ESPN game:

Giants (Cain) at Dodgers (Greinke)

Gamingboy Posted: April 06, 2014 at 12:35 AM | 76 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: April 06, 2014 at 11:53 AM (#4680266)
I can't believe Alex Wood v Taylor Jordan isn't bolded.
   2. Perry Posted: April 06, 2014 at 12:05 PM (#4680271)
Finally got to cross "see a game at Fenway" off my lifetime bucket list last night. My baseball fandom goes back to the 60s, so all game long I kept remembering big moments and plays I'd seen and looking at the spot where it happened and thinking, wow, THAT happened RIGHT THERE. Fisk's homer, Evans's catch, Lynn's crash into the wall, Dent's homer, Jeter's dive, Tiant, Pedro, and Clemens on that mound, and on and on. And of course realizing Ruth played here, Williams played here, Cobb played here... it was all I could do to watch the game in front of me.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: April 06, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4680281)
Things I just noticed this morning: The Akron Aeros are now called the Akron RubberDucks, complete with a logo of a flaming duck.
   4. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:26 PM (#4680328)
CC Sabathia is still teh suck.
   5. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4680340)
Uggla. Jeez
   6. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4680345)
I already hate the new replay system so much. So so much.
   7. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4680347)
The best thing about instant replay is that now everyone can clearly see how awful these garbage umpires really are.
   8. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4680348)
That one was handled pretty fast and well at least
   9. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4680352)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS SWEEP TODAY?!
   10. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4680356)
Well that was not a bid throw from third- ah, Zim is on the bench
   11. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4680357)
At some point, it would probably be a good idea for Travis D'arnaud to get a hit.
   12. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:09 PM (#4680362)
Perry - that's good stuff. Where were your seats?
   13. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4680370)
Great pitcher's duel at the Trop today, Darvish v. Cobb. Through 18 batters there are 9 strikeouts and just three singles. Sale v. Shields should be really good too.
   14. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4680373)
That one was handled pretty fast and well at least

And the benefit is that Matty has no more "challenges" the rest of this game, so it's up to Fredi to ask for a replay on a checked swing or whether Werth scratched his nuts in the proper direction or some other badly missed call.
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4680375)
With 2 hits today (so far) Derek Jeter (3320) passed Paul Molitor (3319) for 9th on the career hits list. Or 8th, if you follow MLB's position not counting Cap Anson's National Association stats. Next up: Yaz (3419) & Wagner (3420).
   16. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:27 PM (#4680377)
Great pitcher's duel at the Trop today, Darvish v. Cobb

Tweet says Darvish struck out 3 straight batters on 9 whole pitches. Amazing if true.
   17. Srul Itza At Home Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4680378)
Does this make Jeter the career leader in American League hits by right hander?
   18. Esoteric Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4680385)
Tweet says Darvish struck out 3 straight batters on 9 whole pitches. Amazing if true.
Absolutely true. Only a leadoff single from James Loney prevented it from being an immaculate inning.
   19. Sunday silence Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4680392)
the bold would be better if there was a little explanation at the bottom why that pitcher is relevant. None of the current bolded guys register with me. I mean I know who they are but are they bolded cause its their first start or coming off injury or whatever?
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4680402)
Does this make Jeter the career leader in American League hits by right hander?

Yes it does, and as many here know, the American League has been around for [possibly] longer than Harveys with a majority of its players hitting right-handed, so that's a significant accomplishment.
   21. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4680406)
Eovaldi makes a credible Jose Fernandez impression.
   22. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4680411)
That worked about as well as my CC Sabathia comment.
   23. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4680417)
Giancarlo Stanton is off to a torrid start. 360/429/720 going into today's game. He's 1-3 with an RBI to bring his league lead to 12.

EDIT: Also 2 stolen bases
   24. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4680419)
Alex Wood is having a very nice game for the second game in a row. That first inning had at least two bullshit weakly-hit singles.
   25. Lassus Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4680421)
So, wait. Is Stephen Drew still sitting home somewhere?
   26. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4680422)
Damn you, Bork! Damn you!!
   27. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4680423)
Yes. Him and Kendrys Morales.
   28. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4680424)
Sigh, my jinxing powers are strong today.
   29. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4680427)
On the other hand, CC Sabathia really does suck.
   30. spycake Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:11 PM (#4680428)
Yahoo Fantasy Baseball still thinks Darvish is on the DL. Thus, clicking the "Swap Inactive Players" button still left him on my bench today. I should have paid closer attention, but dang it's a long season (I thought he was going to be out longer too).
   31. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4680430)
Are the Braves carrying 3 catchers? I'm too lazy to check (as usual), but I count Doumit who played yesterday, Laird who's playing today, and Gattis who's out with the squirts (like so many others in the NL East).
   32. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:19 PM (#4680431)
Doumit's not really a third catcher in the traditional sense of the term; he's more a pinch-hitter/corner player who they expect to get about 15-20 starts behind the plate.
   33. spike Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4680432)
Yes, although Doumit can play other positions as well so he solves multiple bench problems - he's a handy 5th OF/2nd 1B as well 3rd C
   34. spike Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4680433)
Would have been nice to get both of those runs, but just tying the game up late gets those "here we go again" thoughts spun up in the Nat's dugout.
   35. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4680434)
Jered Weaver's given up three jacks in four innings. My faith in him, it is shaken.
   36. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4680438)
I see in the boxscore that the Twins pulled Josh Willingham in the middle of today's game; did he get injured?
   37. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4680440)
Chris Colabello: Your American League RBI leader. 4 more today, up to 11 on the season (in 6 games).
   38. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4680442)
Marlins IBB Gyorko to put runners at corners with 1 out, I guess hoping for GIDP to get out of the inning. Gyorko's 2014 BA=0.089 Now Yonder Alonso at the plate.

I'm only following on the Gameday graphic, and further, I don't know why I'm secretly pulling for the Marlins so much except they make a good story early on.
   39. spycake Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4680448)
Willingham HBP, in the wrist, I think. Nothing broken, will be day to day.
   40. Perry Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4680449)
Jose -- almost directly behind home plate, just under the edge of the overhang (row DD). But I wandered around a bit, walked up to the top of my section and then along the top of the lower stand all the way out to the RF grandstand, then spent 2 innings in the bleachers in CF. Very different vibe out there, looked like the average age was about 21, but wasn't just a party, they were focused. Lots of energy all over the park. One disillusionment -- Fenway does the Wave. Boo!

Also, my seat was under the net, but a ricochet foul ball off the upper deck facade got through an opening and I came pretty close to snagging it, got a fingertip on it but missed. Never have gotten a ball in my life, but that was about as close as I've come.
   41. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4680450)
39--thanks. Happens to him a lot--checked on BB-Ref, he has the third most HBPs in all of baseball since 2011.
   42. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4680452)
Ian Desmond's dangerous when he's not facing Craig Kimbrel.
   43. Mike Webber Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4680454)
Watching Red Sox vs Brewers, every time Jeff Bianchi makes a play Jerry Remy calls him "the yankee" or maybe "B yankee"
   44. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4680455)
#43 - That's the way the Brewers broadcasters pronounce it, so that must be the way the player pronounces it. I always hear "Be A Yankee" which is especially odd at Fenway Park.
   45. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4680458)
Apparently the inability to hit a fastball is a genetic thing with the Uptons.
   46. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4680460)
Mr. Bober now pitching for the Barves. R.Zimmerman pinch-hitting with his meatloaf shoulder. This should be a quick inning. :-(
   47. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 06, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4680461)
That's one expensive pinch hitter up at the plate.
   48. Esoteric Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4680464)
Does anybody seriously think that Rafael Soriano WON'T blow the save for the Nats? Come on, this is his destiny -- it's what he was meant to do. I'm penciling this in as a Braves victory already, before a single pitch has been thrown in the top of the 9th inning.
   49. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4680467)
Clearly, if Soriano does blow the save, all Matt has to do is challenge the ruling and look at the replay. Problem solved.
   50. Esoteric Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4680470)
Two men on, two out. I think we all know where this game is going to end up.
   51. Esoteric Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4680473)
HALLELUJAH WE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO WIN ONE.
   52. spike Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4680474)
Well dang.

//not that I am complaining about a 4-2 road trip to start the season winning games started by Harang and Hale.
   53. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4680477)
Aside from Freeman, I don't know that the Braves have anyone who can consistently hit a fastball. Hell, they seem to miss a lot of hittable pitches. That 3-2 slider Heyward swung through was a hanger that practically screamed "HIT ME!"
   54. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:22 PM (#4680478)
Phew, at least we took one.
   55. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4680479)
Well thank god for that, would love to see someone start hitting though
   56. Swedish Chef Posted: April 06, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4680480)
Oh no, if the Red Sox hadn't pinch hit with AJ there all their lineup could have had 4 AB and 1 hit.
   57. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4680502)
The Twins have the best offense in all of baseball, now, scoring over 6.3 a game.

I don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but believe they are hitting about .775/.920/2.680 with 2 outs and runners in scoring position.
   58. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:13 PM (#4680503)
Nice 3 run shot from moss
   59. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4680505)
Erasmo Ramirez is very frustrating--just cannot get that homer problem under control.
   60. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4680507)
Jose Veras is getting booed three batters into his Wrigley debut as a Cub.
   61. Morph Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4680508)
One, two, three, four, five. Five Trumbombs! Ha ha ha.
   62. madvillain Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4680510)
Sale v. Shields should be really good too


Chris Sale is really good. Sale outdueled Shields (8IP, 4H, 1BB, 7K, no runs) and the Sox broke it open against the usually reliable KC pen. I don't think anyone made it even to 3B against Sale, and he might have come back out for the 9th to try for the CG shutout if the Sox hadn't scored 4 in the top of the inning.

I'm not sure this White Sox team is 80 win hang around until August average (which is a helluva improvement over last year regardless), but if it's only a 70 win team it sure is a helluva lot more exciting and younger than last years 69 win team.
   63. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4680512)
Ian Desmond admits to using PEDs

@chasehughesCSN: Desmond is quitting dipping tobacco and called making it through the game today without it 'a bigger victory than beating the Braves.'
   64. Davo Dozier Posted: April 06, 2014 at 05:47 PM (#4680517)
Aw, good for Ian.

Second story I've heard about players using chewing tobacco (other was on Carlos Gozales)--I wonder how common it really is these days in MLB?

It's probably just my Pauline Kael moment, but I don't know a single person who uses chewing tobacco--it's something I associate with baseball players and cowboys in their 60s.
   65. Walt Davis Posted: April 06, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4680523)
The Cubs doubled their season scoring today.
   66. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: April 06, 2014 at 07:05 PM (#4680557)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS SWEEP TODAY?!


Good to see you've got your optimism back, but it is a four game series. Of course, last year conditioned me such that any series that Houston wasn't swept was a relief.

Still can't believe Astros hit five homers. I figured it might take them three weeks to hit that many.
   67. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2014 at 07:12 PM (#4680565)
Good to see you've got your optimism back, but it is a four game series.
These weekend+1 series always mess me up.

A bad game for the Angels and Weaver, obviously, but I'm still feeling good about both Richards and Skaggs pitching well. If the Angels do indeed have a solid 1-4 in the rotation, that'll go a long ways towards having them contend. Also, I'm trying not to let a bad season drag me down into my Bad Place.
   68. Astroenteritis (tom) Posted: April 06, 2014 at 07:38 PM (#4680580)
I'm trying not to let a bad season drag me down into my Bad Place.


yeah, I've had a lot of practice at this the last three years. I think Hamilton and Pujols will both have decent years. If that happens and the rotation solidifies it will be interesting. And, hey, the Astros have a slightly used Jerome Williams if you want him back.
   69. ursus arctos Posted: April 06, 2014 at 07:45 PM (#4680582)
Mets just amnounced that Bobby Parnell will be having Tommy John surgery.
   70. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 06, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4680586)
I can't remember the same team being on the Sunday game of the week two in a row ever before.
   71. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 08:08 PM (#4680589)
I can't remember the same team being on the Sunday game of the week two in a row ever before.

My guess: Yankees, Red Sox.
   72. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 06, 2014 at 08:20 PM (#4680600)
I had no idea that the Giants signed the Beast!

The thought of him playing defense in that big San Fran outfield though might be a little scary.
   73. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 06, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4680626)
Holy crap, Pagan. Serious web gem.
   74. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 09:07 PM (#4680631)
Oh goody! Axe reintroduces Bryl Creem.
   75. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4680635)
Cain alternately dominant and getting bombed. TTO night for him.
   76. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: April 06, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4680642)
Who needs the DH?

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