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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OMNICHATTER for MAY 28, 2013

Gausman makes his second start, Matt Harvey faces the Yankees in a BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NEW YORK BASEBALL (or something like that, I have a flair for large amounts of exaggeration), and once again Colorado and Houston have the only NL game of the day. Wait… what? Since when? Oh, right.

Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM | 86 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:18 AM (#4453417)
BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NEW YORK BASEBALL

You belong on ESPN!
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM (#4453495)
Joe Blanton goes for the Angels today, so...

HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY? WE ALREADY KNOW.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4453663)
It's official, Michael Wacha(Wacha) will start for the Cardinals on Thursday. Becoming the 8th different starting pitcher the Cardinals have used this year.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4453664)
Why did the Rangers and DBacks have a doubleheader yesterday and a day off today?
   5. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: May 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4453669)
Hey look at that, someone other than Simmons leads off and someone other than BJ starts at CF and that person gets a hit.
   6. Greg K Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:01 PM (#4453686)
When you've got a slugger like Mark DeRosa up why wouldn't you give him the green light on 3-0?
   7. esseff Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:03 PM (#4453689)
It's official, Michael Wacha(Wacha) will start for the Cardinals on Thursday. Becoming the 8th different starting pitcher the Cardinals have used this year.


Much has been made of the Cardinals' organizational pitching depth. But it can't be a good thing that they're having to blow through all of it in the first two months of the season.
   8. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:11 PM (#4453699)
So, pre-Wacha the Cards have used 7 starting pitchers this year - which is the major league average.
This isn't that exciting in and of itself.
   9. Greg K Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4453707)
Hey look at that, someone other than Simmons leads off and someone other than BJ starts at CF and that person gets a hit.

Pfft. Just one at bat...let's see how he does next time!

...doh.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4453715)
So, pre-Wacha the Cards have used 7 starting pitchers this year - which is the major league average.
This isn't that exciting in and of itself.


It is when the team is still posting a 119 era+... add in the loss before the season even started of Chris Carpenter and it's somewhat impressive that the team's pitching is still being as good as it has.

Much has been made of the Cardinals' organizational pitching depth. But it can't be a good thing that they're having to blow through all of it in the first two months of the season.


Well we still have Joe Kelly, Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez who haven't started for us yet.
   11. Greg K Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4453719)
That looked like a pretty routine 6-3 by Gose.
   12. Sweatpants Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:34 PM (#4453747)
It's amazing how much more likeable Jordan Schafer is when he's playing well. Is it possible that I'm just a fickle fan who judges players solely by their numbers rather than by things such as their personality, effort, and resemblance to the stereotypical high school weed dealer?
   13. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 28, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4453759)
Juan Francisco can move pretty quickly once he gets going.
   14. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: May 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4453826)
Evan Gattis with another home run. Then McCann goes back to back. I am liking the DH today.
   15. Mike Emeigh Posted: May 28, 2013 at 02:38 PM (#4453833)
Why did the Rangers and DBacks have a doubleheader yesterday and a day off today?


It looks like the Diamondbacks would have had to play on 20 straight days without it, which is a CBA no-no.

-- MWE
   16. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 28, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4453895)
For the second day in a row, the Rockies load the bases with no one out but somehow manage to avoid scoring. This is why they can't even beat the Astros.
   17. Sweatpants Posted: May 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4453897)
The Braves hadn't had a DH homer for them since 2008. Today they've gotten two go-ahead homers from their DH.
   18. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 03:43 PM (#4453900)
It is when the team is still posting a 119 era+... add in the loss before the season even started of Chris Carpenter and it's somewhat impressive that the team's pitching is still being as good as it has.

No disagreement there.
   19. Nasty Nate Posted: May 28, 2013 at 03:55 PM (#4453915)
Is Casey Janssen hurt? Why wouldn't he be used today?
   20. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4453975)
Is Casey Janssen hurt? Why wouldn't he be used today?


According to BB Ref he hasn't pitched since Wednesday. I assume he is hurt.
   21. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:16 PM (#4454097)
Rain Delays are not cool.
   22. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4454098)
They are if it's a cool kind of rain.
   23. Dale Sams Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4454100)
Sox are wearing a hat I've never seen before. (Not last night's)
   24. Lassus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:22 PM (#4454101)
Stupid rain.
   25. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:24 PM (#4454102)
The Marlins (you remember them) are wearing their batting practice caps for the first time tonight. The buzz can almost be heard around the ballpark!

edit: Nope, that's just the air handlers.
   26. Dale Sams Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4454104)
#25, I wonder if everyone is...New Era says what the Sox are wearing are the BP caps.
   27. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4454128)
Nationals are targeting a 20:25 start time in our Nation's Crapital.
   28. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4454131)
The conversation between Pedro Martinez and Dennis Eckersley over the past inning on the Red Sox broadcast has been wonderful. They are going to keep it going this inning.
   29. Amit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4454135)
Is Casey Janssen hurt? Why wouldn't he be used today?
Janssen was unavailable today because of "shoulder soreness" He expects to be back later in the week.
   30. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:00 PM (#4454136)
#28 It's one of the rare times that such interviews are worthwhile, rather than the usual dreck that diverts attention away from the game on the field.

Is this an announcement that he is accepting this position with the team? Or are they just taking advantage of him being there?
   31. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4454137)
I don't know how to link to a tweet but Tim Dierkes tweeted that Janssen, well, here: "Janssen unavailable to pitch because of shoulder. Hasn't pitched since 5-22 but warming up several times since has taken toll"
   32. Lassus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4454138)
How on earth is ESPN so addicted to this Miami/Tampa game that nobody gives two shits about?
   33. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4454151)
Os @ Nats underway. Nate Karns' first pitch in the majors is low for a ball. Yank him, Davey!!!
   34. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4454153)
Is this an announcement that he is accepting this position with the team? Or are they just taking advantage of him being there?


Just taking advantage. The announcement was over the winter sometime.

It really was as interesting as anything NESN has done in a long time. Two great pitchers talking about pitching, it was a lot of fun. To his credit Don Orsillo stayed out of the way and let Eck and Pedro talk.
   35. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:31 PM (#4454154)
Nice play by LaRoche there.
   36. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4454156)
How on earth is ESPN so addicted to this Miami/Tampa game that nobody gives two shits about?


Not like there are a lot of games going on with all the rain delays.
   37. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:33 PM (#4454158)
I knew Harper wasn't going to play, but damn, it'd have been fun to see him face Gausman.
   38. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:38 PM (#4454159)
On second thought, good thing Harper isn't playing.
   39. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4454162)
Who needs these washed-up veterans like Strasburg and Zimmermann??? Bring up more of these AA guys, pronto!
   40. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:47 PM (#4454164)
Okay, who's the best Japanese pitcher in MLB history? Hiroki Kuroda or Hideo Nomo. Go.
   41. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM (#4454166)
Bernadina mimicking _elm_n from the other day. Some of these guys need a refresher course (or maybe an introductory course?) in basic geometry. When ball hits stands, ball changes course.
   42. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 08:58 PM (#4454175)
_elm_n



I'd like to buy a vowel. O.
   43. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:04 PM (#4454178)
Send this Karns kid back to AA, STAT!!
   44. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:10 PM (#4454182)
OK, the 1B umpire correctly called McClouth out. It looked like he was safe in real-time and it was still exceedingly close in slo-mo. Score one for the blue.
   45. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4454184)
Okay, who's the best Japanese pitcher in MLB history? Hiroki Kuroda or Hideo Nomo. Go.


I we re talking about thier US performance I gotta go with Kuroda. He just hasn't had a poor season in the US yet. As good as Nomo could be he had a number of craptacular seasons that can't be ignored.
   46. Lassus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:29 PM (#4454193)
This consistent box over the zone on the broadcast is godawful. Is that common now?
   47. Lassus Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:30 PM (#4454194)
That was pretty nasty pitch to Cano.
   48. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:30 PM (#4454195)
While Fred mistake-a-minute Manfra is announcing his innings, I'm listening to F.P. Santaclausangelo point out that while teams are on the road they don't have the responsibilities of home life so it's more like a vacation. They spend more time forming that all-important, elusive team chemistry and bottling it for their home stands. (OK, I made up that last part.)
   49. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:38 PM (#4454200)
This pitchers' duel in D.C. is much like each team is wheeling out a pitching machine to the mound for each half inning.
   50. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4454202)
Well. Ok Nats.
   51. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:53 PM (#4454207)
Kurt Suzuki has now allowed 23,456,789 base runners to steal. Nice throw, buddy.
   52. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 09:59 PM (#4454208)
Young Ichiro grabs second base if he wants to.
   53. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM (#4454214)
You know how sometimes you wonder what it would be like if you, a regular Joe, got to take some hacks against major leauge pitching? That's what it's like watching Ike Davis right now.
   54. Guts Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM (#4454217)
The Royals are not good.
   55. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM (#4454218)
Roger Bernadina tries to bunt for a home run, pops out instead.
   56. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM (#4454225)
Daniel Murphy is going to murder Brett Gardner after this series.
   57. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4454232)
Brett Gardner showing why he's a valuable player. Granderson should never set foot in CF again. Ichiro in right, Gardner in center, Grandy in left is pretty delicious though.
   58. Pirate Joe Posted: May 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4454237)
Pirates and Tigers go to the 10th tied at zero.


   59. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM (#4454245)
I thought for sure Clint Barmes was going to be the goat of this game, first grounding into the inning-ending DP in the top of the 8th and then throwing away a pretty routine grounder to put a runner at second in the bottom of the inning.

   60. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:05 PM (#4454248)
Man, the Tigers lucked out there.
   61. Dale Sams Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:08 PM (#4454252)
Christ Tejada...say it aint so.
   62. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM (#4454255)
Brett Gardner showing why he's a valuable player. Granderson should never set foot in CF again. Ichiro in right, Gardner in center, Grandy in left is pretty delicious though.

I suppose the chances of everyone being healthy at the same time this season are close to nonexistent, but if it were to happen, we'd probably see quite a bit of Wells instead of Ichiro, with Granderson flipping to right I think.
   63. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM (#4454259)
Rick Eckstein must have held a closed-door beatdown or else Orioles pitching really wasn't fooling the Nats tonight. When you give up a home run to Roger Bernadina you might as well retire.
   64. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM (#4454265)
I suppose the chances of everyone being healthy at the same time this season are close to nonexistent, but if it were to happen, we'd probably see quite a bit of Wells instead of Ichiro, with Granderson flipping to right I think.


I suppose that's the most logical arrangement, and it will be pretty good in terms of range, but Granderson's arm in right will be ... not pretty.
   65. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:29 PM (#4454280)
It's hard for me to express just how much I loathe Joe Blanton. But trust me, if the Angels can't pull this one out, I'm going to try.
   66. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4454282)
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT'S MO TIME!!!
   67. billyshears Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4454284)
I can see how bad the Mets are at hitting through the computer.
   68. Pirate Joe Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4454286)
Pirates win 1-0 in 11. Walker with a home run, then Grilli strikes out Hunter, Cabrera and Fielder to close it out.


   69. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4454287)
Captain America has defeated the Sandman!
   70. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4454288)
Jason Grilli CARVED UP the heart of the Tigers order.
   71. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:34 PM (#4454289)
Well, that didn't take long.

Bugger.

Meh.

No, Mo, No!
   72. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM (#4454290)
Mariano should retire.
   73. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM (#4454291)
It's a Mo Meltdown!!!11!!1
   74. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:36 PM (#4454293)
That's a load of bollocks.

Gah.
   75. PreservedFish Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4454295)
Justin Turner is the worst human ever.
   76. Gamingboy Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:39 PM (#4454296)
Have to say, I cannot remember the last time that Mariano was so swiftly defeated like that.
   77. Baldrick Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:51 PM (#4454302)
Joe Blanton is really terrible isn't he?

I like how the announcers told us that his best year was 2006...when he had an ERA close to 5.00. But he managed to accumulate 16 Win Points!
   78. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4454304)
Don't worry about it, Mo. Maybe you'll get someone out next time you pitch.
   79. Baldrick Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:53 PM (#4454305)
Meanwhile Ryu is mowing down the Angels and taking about 9 seconds in between each pitch to do so.
   80. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM (#4454308)
Joe Blanton is really terrible isn't he?
Yes, he really ####### is. Thing is, this is one of his best starts of the season. By Blanton standards, he's pitching a perfect ####### game.

I direct you all to the second comment on this thread.
   81. bobm Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM (#4454309)
First 0.0 IP save opportunity for Rivera
   82. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:04 AM (#4454310)
It's a good thing I'm not the Tigers GM, because losing 1-0 to Jenmar Gomez would get someone in trouble.
   83. bobm Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:07 AM (#4454311)
Mariano Rivera, sorted by smallest IP, before tonight

                                                                 
Rk         Date  Tm Opp   Rslt AppDec  IP H R ER Pit Str IR IS BF
1    2008-08-10 NYY LAA L  3-4   9-9f 0.0 1 0  0   1   1  2  1  1
2    1995-09-26 NYY MIL W  5-4    8-8 0.0 1 1  1   3   2  0  0  1

   84. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM (#4454314)
Neither the Twins nor Brewers want to win this game. I wish Harveys were here to provide his insight and commentary, I miss that tonight.
   85. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:21 AM (#4454318)
Neither the Twins nor Brewers want to win


Quoted for truthiness. I know its still May, but this month has felt like a season of Lopes era Milwaukee watching the Brewers.
   86. Baldrick Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM (#4454327)
Six-hit game for Segura. His average is back up to .365. Hands up for anyone who saw that coming.

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