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Saturday, August 10, 2019

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of August 10-11, 2019

Scoreboards for the Major Leagues and all minor leagues,
courtesy of Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee).

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 10, 2019 at 03:03 PM | 97 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 10, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5870185)
For chatting purposes only.
   2. rconn23 Posted: August 10, 2019 at 04:38 PM (#5870193)
So glad Cashman passed on pitching at the deadline so the Chance Adams could get innings in early August.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 10, 2019 at 05:08 PM (#5870199)
AUGUST 10:

1888 Tim Keefe wins his 19th straight game
1903 Cy Young has no-hitter for 7 innings
1904 Jack Chesbro's streak of 30 straight CG comes to end
1912 Johnny Evers pushes ump Bill Finneran after he challenges Evers to fight under the stands after a game
1915 Walter Johnson HBP of Ossie Vitt: KO's him for 5 minutes: concussion
1917 Babe Ruth HR to CF bleachers at Fenway said to be the longest there
1924 Ty Cobb steals 2nd, 3rd, & home
1926 last game: Ross Youngs
1927 Lefty Grove wins, giving him a winning record of 38-37 He's 262-104 the rest of the way
1927 pitcher Ted Wingfield has 1 K in 347 TBF in 1927 - the K is PHA's Chick Galloway today (who has 18 Ks in 181 AB).
1930 PHI 18, CIN 0: Phillies in last place, too
1933 Rocky Colavito born
1934 Babe Ruth announces that 1934 is his final season as a regular player. Looking for a managerial/pinch hit role
1937 Buddy Lewis, WAS, makes 4 errors
1943 Bobby Doerr, who only had 118 SB attempts in his career, has 3 in one game for only time: 1 SB & 2 CS
1944 Braves 2, Reds 0 in 75 minute game in which Brave starter Red Barrett got the CG w/ only 58 pitches thrown
1950 Billy Southworth ejected for the first time in 6 years. Ejected again 20 days later & that's it: 5 career ejections in all
1951 only time in MX League a batter IW'd w/ bases loaded. Rene Gonzalez the batter
1955 Stan Musial's 1,000th extra base hit
1955 Ralph Kiner hits walkoff grandslam
1957 MLB debut: Milt Pappas
1957 Mickey Mantle becomes the first to hit HR over CF hedge in Balt's Memorial Stadium - estimated at 460 ft
1958 Bill Virdon, PIT CF, has 2 assist in 7th inning
1966 Chuck Dressen dies
1969 3rd of 5 times Cesar Tovar hit ruins a no-hitter: BAL 2, MIN 0, Mike Cuellar 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K. 9th inning lead off single
1969 Billy Martin (age 41) beats up his own pitcher, Dave Boswell (age 24). 20 stitches
1971 SABR founded
1971 500 homers: Harmon Killebrew
1974 Jorge Lebron becomes youngest pro player ever: 14-yr-old w/ PHI farm club Auburn. Then he'll return to Puerto Rico Junior High
1977 doubleheader at PHI's Vet goes past 3 AM: rain delays PHI-MTL doubleheader
1977 CIN does worst rundown ever: pick Lopes off first: 6 tosses later, he advances a base safely. Everyone but Bench touches the ball
1978 Mike Edwards has 2 unassisted DP during OAK 16, ANA 5 win
1980 Willie Stargell, age 40 years, 5 months, and 4 days, hits a triple
1980 Steve McCatty becomes last SP to go over 13 IP: 14 IP. CG Loss
1981 MLB debut: Cal Ripken. 1st game since the strike
1981 Julio Cruz, SEA, caught steal - ends streak at 32
1981 Bowie Kuhn announces his split season plan for playoffs
1986 NYY retire Billy Martin's number (1). It's the only time his mom goes to NYC to see him in Yankee Stadium
1986 Bob Forsch,pitcher, hits grand slam
1987 Jeff Gross becomes 2nd pitcher in 8 days ejected for scuffing (find sandpaper). Joe Niekro earlier
1988 LA releases Don Sutton, ending his career
1989 Nolan Ryan 1-out in 9th Dave Bergman single in 9th ends no-hitter: TEX 4, DET 1
1989 MLB debut: Greg Vaughn
1989 Dave Dravecky returns after surgery for removal of cancer on his pitching arm
1990 Craig Grebeck and Ozzie Guillen hit back-to-back home runs off of Nolan Ryan. Really. Ryan plunks Grebeck 8/17/90)
1991 HOU-ATL games delayed for 5 min: moth lodges in ear of Mike Simms
1993 Bret Saberhagen admits he's the one who sprayed bleach at 3 reporters from water gun on 7/27. He says he was aiming at Mets employees
1994 players/owners break off talks
1994 last game: Tom Brunanskyh
1994 last game: Kent Hrbek
1994 last game: Bo Jackson (in baseball)
1994 Jeff Bagwell HBP on left hand, fractures fourth metcarpal bones. Done for year, strike or not
1995 Tom Glavine's only career HR
1995 last game: Kirk Gibson
1995 ball day in LA: fofeit when fans bombard field in btm 9th - over 200 balls. STL beats LAD
1996 COL take 7-0 lead, but then need back-to-back HR in 10th to win, 9-7 over ATL
1997 LAA Tony Phillips arrested buying freebase coke in motel
1999 Wade Boggs 2nd & final MLB pitching. 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 K (Delino DeShields). BAL 17, TB 1
2001 Lou Boudreau dies
2001 KCR-DET brawl when Mike Sweeney charges Jeff Weaver after Weaver cusse him out
2002 Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR in one game for a record-tying 6th time. 9 RBI
2003 Rafeal Furcal, Atl SS, with unassisted triple play
2004 Tom Glavine injured in taxi. It collides w/ SUV. 2 front teeth lost & 40 stitches on face needed
2005 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe dies at age 103
2005 Larry Krueger, KNBR radio guy, fired by the SFG flagship station for compalinging team has too many "brain-dead Caribbean hitters"
2006 last game: Mark Prior
2006 Curt Schilling allows 9 2Bs in 1 game
2010 Vicente Padilla beats 30th team (PHI). 10th to do so
2010 STL-CIN brawl in 1st inning begins when Yadier Molina has words w/ Brandon Philips. Johnny Cueto spikes guy in it
2011 MLB debut: Salvador Perez, KCR catcher
2011 CHC unveil statue of Ron Santo
2012 Walk-off wild pitch by Josh Kinney. LAA 6, SEA 5. Oops. SEA led 5-0 early. Btm 9th: 2B, p-runr, IW, SH, IW, W-off wild pitch
2012 St. Paul Saints have special promotion. Sponsored by an athiest group for a night, they are the St. Paul Aints
2012 Manny Machado, age 20 years & 1 month, hits 2 HR in his 2nd game. 15-year-old Adam Corder gets both of them at Camden Yrss
2013 last game: Miguel Tejada
2013 Josh Reddick. OAK, hits 2 HR in a game, giving him 5 over 2 games -- and 10 on the year
2014 Melky Cabrera reaches 8 times in one game: 3 H & 5 BB
2015 on anniversary of Ferguson, Staten Island Yankees (minor league team for NYY) hosts "Blue Lives Matter" for local cops
2017 a day after the Rally Cat appeared, the STL have grand slams in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history
2017 MLB debut: Rhys Hoskins, PHI slugger
2044 Gus Weyhing has been dead exactly as long as he was alive: 88 years and 340 days
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 10, 2019 at 05:25 PM (#5870203)
74 pitches for Andrew Heaney, 3.2 innings, aaaaaaaaaaand ... he's done.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 10, 2019 at 05:59 PM (#5870210)
Bichette works a walk nicely, Biggio dumps a little single to right, Vlad on 2 strikes squeaks a triple down the RF line (and shows some nice emotion at driving in the lead run).

They'd just shown a highlight from earlier of Vlad crushing one off the LF wall at 115 MPH or something (2nd-hardest hit ball of the season) and then this triple probably had an EV around 80.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 10, 2019 at 06:42 PM (#5870216)
The Phils once again make Jeff F. Samarzdkdysooja look like Justin Verlander. 1 run, 2 hits in 8 flailing innings. Hard to tell if it's Kapler's fault or the team is just collectively dumb, swinging to hit 500' homers against him. Then again, it might not be a binary question.
   7. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2019 at 07:39 PM (#5870222)
At game. Noah looks tense and not good. Crowd is cowed.
   8. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2019 at 07:40 PM (#5870223)
Mets made Nats pitcher throw seven whole pitches in 1st inning.
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: August 10, 2019 at 07:57 PM (#5870226)
Angels released Jose Briceno, who briefly a league average catcher last year.

I mention this because I noticed a funny pattern in his career OBA marks - it rose (slightly) as he went up the ladder.
Career MLB: .299 (117 ab)
Career AAA: .286 (211)
Career AA: .249 (578)
Career A+: .235 (436)

It might be fair to wonder how he kept getting promotions with such low marks (had some power, arm, decent prospect status for awhile)...
   10. Banta Posted: August 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM (#5870228)
Syndergarrd allows the first two runners on and SNY thinks I want to hear an interview with explayers complaining about contracts in their day.

Then they go back to the booth and immediately Thor induces a double play. Let that be a lesson, SNY.

Seriously makes me mad that they think you need to fill time during this series.
   11. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 10, 2019 at 08:22 PM (#5870229)
Nice, they show the two Davis homers, then Davis homer.

We gots ourselves a ballgame.

WOOOHOOOOO, back 2 back !
   12. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: August 10, 2019 at 08:42 PM (#5870232)
So just like, for the record, Aristides Aquino, of CIN, has three home runs tonight. And it's the fourth inning.
   13. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:04 PM (#5870235)
And the Jekyll and Hyde home and road Cubs continue their act.
   14. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:07 PM (#5870237)
Aquino has 7 hr in his first 10 career games
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5870238)
Juan Soto putting on a show at Citi Field - 2nd HR of the night, 3rd of the series, giving the Nationals a 3-2 lead. It remains to be seen if victory will result, but Soto continues to climb the MLB AGE-20 LEADERBOARD. He’s in elite company.
   16. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:31 PM (#5870240)
Aquino has 7 hr in his first 10 career games

But adjusted for 2019, that's like 4 homers. Still impressive.
   17. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5870241)
Seth Lugo to attempt to close out the game instead of Diaz.
   18. JJ1986 Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:46 PM (#5870242)
I don't think the Nats have fixed their bullpen issues.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:48 PM (#5870243)
Replay sucks if they can't catch that Ozuna was safe on that play, it was pretty freaking obvious he was safe.
   20. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:50 PM (#5870244)
The Nats bullpen has something like 10.00 ERA against the Mets this season. That isn't an exaggeration. That's the real number.
   21. Banta Posted: August 10, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5870245)
Nationals are dead. I know what it's like to be on the receiving end and they're toast. The Mets may have ruined Doolittle too. Again, I've seen what happens to closers when a close rival destroys you over and over. It's super hard to bounce back from.
   22. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2019 at 10:01 PM (#5870246)
Was that last pitch of the Mets game as high as it looked from section 426?
   23. Banta Posted: August 10, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5870247)
It was borderline, he should have been swinging.

Mets are five games above .500 for the first time since they were 9-4. That was the high water mark of the year. Pretty standard .500 play since then, haha.
   24. bobm Posted: August 10, 2019 at 10:07 PM (#5870248)
Before tonight, hitters had a .784 OPS against Nationals' pitchers from the 7th inning on in 2019. By comparison, Mets' hitters OPS'ed 1.002 against Nationals' pitchers from the 7th inning on BEFORE TONIGHT!
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM (#5870249)
I see the Astros eked out a 23-2 victory over the Orioles tonight, with Yordan Alvarez hitting 3 of the Astros 6 HRs.
   26. AndrewJ Posted: August 10, 2019 at 11:29 PM (#5870259)
Mike Trout went 2-for-3 on August 5th to raise his batting average to .299 for the season. Since then he's gone 1-3, 1-4, 1-3 and 1-3 today... and his average after each of his last four games has remained at .299. I've never seen that happen before.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2019 at 11:53 PM (#5870262)
It's Mike Trout.. a lot of things you have never seen happen, he'll make happen.
   28. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 01:18 PM (#5870309)
At today’s Mets-Nats game, which just started. It’s my first game of the season and I see they now show a player’s OPS+ and BABIP on the scoreboard at Citifield, along with other stats. We’ve come a long way.
   29. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 01:25 PM (#5870310)
Looks like word is getting around on the Orioles:
David Purdum, ESPN Staff Writer

The Houston Astros are the biggest favorites of the season today against the Baltimore Orioles. The Astros closed as -450 favorites at Caesars Sportsbook. Other sportsbooks went even higher, listing Houston as high as -550 at Station Casinos sportsbooks in Nevada.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were -485 favorites over the Atlanta Braves in 2016, the largest price on a favorite in an MLB game in at least the last 15 seasons, according to sports betting database BetLabSports.com.
Or maybe it’s the Astros?
   30. Hot Wheeling American Posted: August 11, 2019 at 01:31 PM (#5870312)
Washington’s Parra takes the easy way out and leans into a DeGrom pitch to get on base and continue a rough start for the underdog Metsies.
   31. manchestermets Posted: August 11, 2019 at 01:42 PM (#5870313)
How is there not an error on Ramos as well as on Alonso on that play? The third run is definitely down to him.
   32. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 11, 2019 at 01:56 PM (#5870319)
Betting $5 to win $1 is not a bet I would make on any MLB game.
   33. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:07 PM (#5870321)
This is my favorite Mets team since '99, all due respect to 00,06,15,16. deGrom sneaks a bunt hit to set up McNeil and I'm dying from being too amped up.
   34. Spahn Insane Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:18 PM (#5870327)
The Cubs are such dogshite away from home. Feeling not so bad about skipping today's game.
   35. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:22 PM (#5870329)
Vlad on 2 strikes squeaks a triple down the RF line

Bad scoring. Clearly a double, took third on the throw home.
   36. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:24 PM (#5870330)
Gary Cohen has no idea how statistics work. He confuses narratives people use about statistics with the actual data. Even Keith finds his rant dubious.
   37. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5870331)
Can anyone tell me how Pete Alonso made a 3-run throwing error?
   38. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:31 PM (#5870332)
Ball in the 2B hole, he dove, made the stop, threw from his knees and the ball glanced off deGrom's glove. Ramos wasn't backing up -- he had to cover the plate -- so deGrom tracked it down and threw home. Ramos dropped it and the 3rd run scored.
   39. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:38 PM (#5870335)
The Cubs must have killed Eugenio Suarez’s father or something.
   40. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:51 PM (#5870338)
Ball in the 2B hole, he dove, made the stop, threw from his knees and the ball glanced off deGrom's glove. Ramos wasn't backing up -- he had to cover the plate -- so deGrom tracked it down and threw home. Ramos dropped it and the 3rd run scored.

Wow! Don't know if I've ever seen a bases-clearing ground ball in my life.

Hell of a game you saw last night!
   41. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 02:56 PM (#5870342)
Alonso's throw wasn't terrible either, deGrom did a stutter step right before the bag, I think he was worried he was gonna trip over the base. If he was less awkward then he probably makes the catch.
   42. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:03 PM (#5870344)
Ramos dropped it and the 3rd run scored.

Nats fans are well accustomed to Wilson Ramos missing throws home. He gloved it and let it roll right out of his mitt. For all the good it ended up doing the Nats in this hootenanny of a game.
   43. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:05 PM (#5870345)
The third run should probably have been an error on Ramos. Alonso made a good throw home.
   44. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5870346)
Nats fans are well accustomed to Wilson Ramos missing throws home. He gloved it and let it roll right out of his mitt. For all the good it ended up doing the Nats in this hootenanny of a game.

I think in the current MLB you can have a C with an OPS+ >90, or you can have one that can field. You can't have both.
   45. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5870347)
Coke to Bote Man/
   46. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:07 PM (#5870349)
Hell of a game you saw last night!


Indeed!
   47. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5870354)
I think in the current MLB you can have a C with an OPS+ >90, or you can have one that can field. You can't have both.

Grandal does both. So does Realmuto
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:17 PM (#5870355)
Despite the Astros being an overwhelming betting favorite - as noted in # 29 - the Orioles took the lead in the 5th, 4-3, against Jason Verlander, no less. Commissioner Landis may want to take a look at this one.
   49. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:20 PM (#5870357)
It’s 1968 again in Toronto, as the Yankees lead 1-0 in 9th. Tanaka gave up only 2 hits, one an infield cheapie, in 8 innings.
   50. Howie Menckel Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:23 PM (#5870359)
Jason Collette
@jasoncollette
·
3h
Orioles pitching entered the week tied for 38th all-time in HRs allowed. They've moved up to 6th all-time, with the possibility of breaking the all-time record by August 18th with 3 games in Yankee Stadium & another 3 in Fenway.
   51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:27 PM (#5870361)
Orioles now lead Astros 5-3 after 6 as Asher Wojciechowski has out dueled Jason Verlander. Hmm.
   52. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:30 PM (#5870362)
It’s 1968 again in Toronto

That would be a cute trick for a team that didn't exist prior to 1977.
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5870363)
It is 1968 - Tanaka coming for the 9th in Toronto! At 91 pitches.

EDIT: Ground ball sneaks through on left side for a single, and Chapman is coming in.

EDIT 2: 13-pitch Vlad, JR AB ends with a DP grounder.
   54. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:33 PM (#5870364)
Guys, I know this might be an unusual hot take or whatever, but...I don’t think Angel Hernandez is very good at the umpiring.
   55. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5870365)
I am over Gsellman.
   56. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:47 PM (#5870367)
Juan Soto pulled up limping past 3B and as a result was tagged out easily. But if anything signals doom for this 2019 Nationals season, it's that. Max + Soto injured = scary bad.

In better times he would've scored the 2nd run on an Assdribble Cabrera (yes, THAT Assdribble) RBI double.
   57. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:49 PM (#5870368)
Soto pulled up limping while rounding 3rd on a 2-run double by Cabrera and was tagged out at third. A number of folks attending to him now. Not clear what’s wrong.
   58. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:49 PM (#5870369)
Cabrera was obviously gonna play a key role in this Nationals Mets series.

I think the Mets have them just where they want them now, trailing by 2 in the 7th.
   59. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:49 PM (#5870370)
2 runs scored. Soto would have been the third.
   60. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:50 PM (#5870371)
Is it true that a mound visit when a pinch hitter is announced doesn’t count against the limit? I think I remember hearing that, and it seems like it’s become automatic. If so, teams are pretty clearly just using it as an excuse for a free visit, and the loophole needs to be eliminated. It’s not like they aren’t aware of who could possibly come off the bench in advance.
   61. Spahn Insane Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:51 PM (#5870372)
39: You joke, but that very Mr. Suarez was seated about 30 feet from me last night.
   62. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5870374)
Chapman overcomes the Blue Jays eugenics-tainted line-up in the 9th, but it wasn’t easy.
   63. JJ1986 Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:57 PM (#5870375)
Conforto flies out, McNeil scores and the Nats bullpen ERA against the Mets comes down.
   64. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:57 PM (#5870376)
So Chapman relieves Tanaka with no outs and one on in the 9th, gets Vlad Jr. to flail helplessly at two straight heaters up in the zone, and then tries to finish the job with nothing but off speed pitches and fast balls away. Hard to know for sure whether it was lack of command or bad pitch selection, but whatever it was, it was beyond stupid. On the 13th pitch he induces a DP, and somehow survives a hit by Bichette and gets the save, but in process Boone's hair went from gray to white, and so would mine if it hadn't been white to begin with.
   65. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5870377)
the Blue Jays eugenics-tainted line-up

Love the description, and has anyone ever seen another lineup with three offspring of former Major Leaguers batting one behind the other, all of whom are likely on their way to stardom?
   66. base ball chick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:14 PM (#5870378)
51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:27 PM (#5870361)
Orioles now lead Astros 5-3 after 6 as Asher Wojciechowski has out dueled Jason Verlander. Hmm.


verlander gave up NINE hits, 1 walk and 4 ER over 5 IP to the worst team in MLB. or second worse team if you gonna insist that either tigers or marlins be worse

any great pitcher can have a really bad game. it IS baseball and younevahknow



   67. base ball chick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5870380)

Asher Wojciechowski

he's 30 freaking years old. i remember when the stros traded for him and joe musgrove . asher has startd 18 games, relieved in a couple more, has a total of 117 IP since he was first called up in 2015 and he's beating the best pitcher and team in the league

whoa
   68. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5870381)
Familia just struck out the side on 13 pitches! I can’t believe what I just saw!
   69. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:22 PM (#5870382)
Despite the Astros being an overwhelming betting favorite - as noted in # 29 - the Orioles took the lead in the 5th, 4-3, against Jason Verlander, no less. Commissioner Landis may want to take a look at this one.

If it was Jason Verlander, he definitely should.
   70. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5870383)
We have pitchers we could have used there hitting better than Aaron Altherr
   71. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:30 PM (#5870385)
I was stopped for lunch in the bottom of the 7th and watched that inning, that seemed the game.
   72. JJ1986 Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:36 PM (#5870386)
Edwin Diaz gives up a homer every game now.
   73. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:36 PM (#5870387)
Oh, Edwin.
   74. Banta Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:37 PM (#5870388)
Edwin Diaz is unpitchable I guess. I think his era is 5000 since June.
   75. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:45 PM (#5870390)
Tsk. It's ok we didn't sweep. But it would have been cool.
   76. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5870391)
When do they stop with Diaz? I mean, I guess they did yesterday.
   77. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5870392)
WAS 7
NYM 4 F

Although both fan bases were breathing into paper bags over the last few innings. PENNANT RACE BASEBALL, baby! This is what it's all about. And also the AED machines.
   78. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 05:15 PM (#5870394)
Plawecki had the ball solidly in his mitt while M.Gonzalez was 15 feet from home plate. Tom Hamilton, for all his faults, is right on the money here.

CLE 3
MIN 3 B9, 2 out

3 outs. Extra innings at Target Field in Minny Apples.
   79. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 05:35 PM (#5870396)
Just got back home and caught up with that Down To Their Last Strike Ruiz walk-off homer. This is one of the many reasons I still love the Orioles in spite of everything; watching that celebration at home plate, you'd think the O's were fighting for the division lead.
   80. base ball chick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 05:39 PM (#5870397)
a night in which the Ex-stros beat the As-tros
   81. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 05:42 PM (#5870398)
CLE 7
MIN 3 F/10

This is gettin GOOOOD!
   82. Itchy Row Posted: August 11, 2019 at 06:29 PM (#5870405)
Ryu’s ERA in his seven day game starts is now 0.38.
   83. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 07:26 PM (#5870407)
Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays
2 outs in 9th and Rays Cash comes to the mound with Yarbrough at 99 pitches. Cash hears some boos.

Also just about every reply in that thread trashes Cash for robbing him of a potential CG. Bases empty.
   84. AndrewJ Posted: August 11, 2019 at 07:46 PM (#5870408)
It’s 1968 again in Toronto

And in Los Angeles. I know Ryu's only pitched 142.2 innings this year, but a 1.45 ERA on August 11th is just ridiculous.
   85. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 08:01 PM (#5870411)
Both the Phillies and Giants had bullpen activity early in this game. Arrieta settled down and remained in the game, but Conner Menez walked in a run and allowed an RBI hit to Rhyce Barper so he yielded the mound to Jandel Gustave (who??). 3-2 Phillies in the bottom 2nd and the Giants are lucky the margin isn't wider.
   86. Howie Menckel Posted: August 11, 2019 at 08:36 PM (#5870415)
A-Rod just said he is "very bullish" on this endless Bryce Harper contract.

what would he know about such a thing?
   87. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2019 at 08:44 PM (#5870417)
There were three 1-0 shutouts today, as well as a 2-0 game. Maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention, but that doesn’t seem like the 2019 norm.
   88. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:28 PM (#5870425)
After burning through his bullpen, Bochy sends up LHP/RHB Will Smith (no, not THAT Will Smith) to hit for himself. After working Nick Pivetta to a 3-1 count he bangs 2-run base hit down the RF line. A-friggin-mazing!

#NoDH
   89. calming him down with his 57i66135 Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:49 PM (#5870429)
i don't think gabe kapler is a problem for the phillies, but he sure as hell isn't the solution.


what's shane victorino up to these days? i don't know that he'd be any better than kappler, but it'd at least be more fun to watch.
   90. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:00 PM (#5870430)
The replies to this Twitter thread are delicious:

Matt Gelb @MattGelb
A season’s lasting image: Will Smith, a pitcher in the first at-bat of his 11-year professional career, slashing a two-run single against the Phillies’ second-best reliever — who only started relieving in July because the club opted not to upgrade its bullpen.
   91. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM (#5870531)
At game. Noah looks tense and not good. Crowd is cowed.


I'd love to know what Ramos said to him when he visited the mound in the 3rd, because over the next 4.333 IP, he was nearly untouchable.
   92. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2019 at 01:33 PM (#5870600)
Where’s today’s OmniChatter? Gregorius & Gleyber 1st-inning HRs give Yankees a 4-1 lead over Orioles. Gary Thorne is somewhat forlorn in describing the events for MASN.
   93. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2019 at 01:51 PM (#5870613)
I'd love to know what Ramos said to him when he visited the mound in the 3rd, because over the next 4.333 IP, he was nearly untouchable.
Probably something along the lines of "Correlation does not imply causation."
   94. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2019 at 02:00 PM (#5870617)
ESPN.com

After giving up two first-inning home runs against the Yankees, the Orioles have set the American League record for homers allowed in a season at 243 -- and yes, it's August 12. And it's a matter of when -- not if -- Baltimore will surpass Cincinnati's MLB mark of 258 set in 2016.
Looks like 300+ easy by season’s end.
   95. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2019 at 02:33 PM (#5870630)
Urshela’s solo HR makes it 6-2, Yankees, in 5th.
   96. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2019 at 03:04 PM (#5870641)
Maybin HR, 7-3, Yankees, mid- 7th. Still time for another 5-HR day. Not wanting to “waste” the bullpen in the 1st game of a split doubleheader, the Orioles left starter Gabriel Ynoa in for 6 innings.
   97. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2019 at 03:17 PM (#5870647)

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