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Saturday, August 17, 2019

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of August 17-18, 2019

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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:04 AM (#5872097)
Cubs suck.
   2. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:25 AM (#5872099)
Yaz doesn't
   3. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:19 AM (#5872105)
Yaz making gramps proud.
   4. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:31 AM (#5872107)
All the games that matter to me start after 7PM.
   5. shoelesjoe Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:22 PM (#5872152)
2 outs, man on first, 1-2 pitch to DJ LeMahieu that’s right down the middle knee high. Ump calls it a ball because the runner on first was going on the pitch, and the catcher stood up to try and throw him out. Watching the replay it appeared the home plate umpire was more focused on the steal attempt rather than whether or not the pitch was in the strike zone. Two pitches later LeMahieu singles to left and the Yankees tie the game when by all rights the inning should have been over.

MLB can’t institute an electronic strike zone fast enough.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:23 PM (#5872153)
Gregorius & Torres with back-to-back solo HRs give the Yankees a 4-2 lead over the Indians.
   7. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:38 PM (#5872164)
Per Katie Sharp: Torres 28th HR ties him with Cal Ripken for fourth most all time for a middle infielder age 22 or younger. Most is A-Rod with ... 42. Goodness.
   8. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5872167)
Another bad Paxton outing. I honestly thought he'd be really good.
   9. Rob_Wood Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:42 PM (#5872168)
There are dozens and dozens of close pitches in every major league game. The pitch to LeMahieu was borderline low. You can hear the umpire call it a ball immediately so it's probably a stretch to say that it was called a ball because of the steal attempt (and you are delusional to suggest that the home plate umpire was watching the steal attempt rather than the pitch).

I am all in favor of electronic strike zones, but that pitch is not the reason why.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:50 PM (#5872171)
LeMahieu with le HR!
   11. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:51 PM (#5872172)
DJ LeMahieu can make anything right. HR 5-4 Yanks.
   12. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:09 PM (#5872174)
"Gleyber only hits home runs against the Orioles" Bless their hearts.
   13. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5872176)
Another blown call by a home plate umpire on a pitch that missed the corner by 3 inches, so then the prima donna ump starts staring down the dugout and winds up ejecting Boone and Gardner. Bring on the ####### robo-umps and just put a torch to these ####### stiffs.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:21 PM (#5872177)
It was the 1st base umpire that ran Gardner (Sabathia, too), apparently taking exception to his banging a bat on the underside of dugout roof.
   15. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5872178)
So from an offseason outfield of Stanton, Hicks and Judge, the Yanks have evolved to an outfield of Cameron Maybin, Mike Tauchman, and Thairo Estrada.

Seriously, how can anyone not love this team?
   16. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5872179)
Leadoff walk to the 9th place hitter by Kahnle in a 6-4 game to bring up to the top of the order. Not ideal.
   17. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:30 PM (#5872181)
"So from an offseason outfield of Stanton, Hicks and Judge, the Yanks have evolved to an outfield of Cameron Maybin, Mike Tauchman, and Thairo Estrada."

Well, I wouldn't say evolved:) - I'd still rather have the other three full time - but the contributions of each of them - and Gardner- have been amazing.
   18. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:03 PM (#5872185)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leaves the Blue Jays game with "discomfort in his knee".
   19. rconn23 Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:07 PM (#5872186)
Good, good win. 6-5 Yankees. Happy Gleyber Day.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:08 PM (#5872188)
Chapman finishes off the 9th with a 103 MPH heater, the fastest pitch he's thrown all year. His ERA in July was 8.31, and so far in August it's 0.00.
   21. Red Voodooin Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:13 PM (#5872189)
Here wegoagain with the Cubs bullpen. Tyler Chatwood coming in for the save..

eDit: chatwood was already in the game and he walked the leadoff man ####. Wick coming in.
   22. Brian C Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:17 PM (#5872191)
See this is what I hate. If you trusted Wick more than Chatwood with a runner on, then why not just ####### start the inning with Wick? Why wait for a more stressful situation to bring him in? Just seems like a panic move now.
   23. Brian C Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:23 PM (#5872192)
Good, Wick gets it done. Defense manages to corral three straight grounders in the ninth! Hallelujah.
   24. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5872196)
Seriously, how can anyone not love this team?

Because they're the damned Yankees, that's how!!
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 06:48 PM (#5872209)
Chris Sale to the DL:
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters the injury is "brand new" and the club will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
That sounds a bit ominous, although the article characterizes the problem as merely “elbow inflammation”.
   26. Walt Davis Posted: August 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM (#5872210)
I want an Aristides Aquino vs Yordan Alvarez HR derby
   27. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 07:11 PM (#5872211)
The Nationals Anibal Sanchez picks off the Brewers Yasmani Grandal, who was carelessly tending to his oven mitt while taking a 4 foot lead.
   28. AndrewJ Posted: August 17, 2019 at 08:47 PM (#5872230)
Any truth to the rumor that Aristides Aquino is really a middle-aged real estate salesman who sold his soul to Jerry Lewis?
   29. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 17, 2019 at 08:49 PM (#5872231)
Belted ! Let's go MOJO Giants !
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:22 PM (#5872234)
deGrom leads 3-1 thru 7

didn't quite get a couple of close calls for a walk to put 2 on base there.

then Ball One leads the stoic deGrom - who has never ####### about the 25+ Ws the Mets' terrible defense and clutchless offense has taken away in the last 3 years - gives the home plate ump a look.

tough spot for some schmuck, when a guy who doesn't complain subtly undresses you publicly.
   31. bunyon Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5872238)
Pitchers appear to be a non-renewable resource.
   32. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5872239)
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters the injury is "brand new" and the club will seek a second opinion

Alright, you're UGLY, too!!
   33. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5872241)
In other news, the Brewers take the early 5-0 lead. Wait, the Nationals tie it up 5-5. Wait, the Brewers go ahead 8-5. Wait, the Nationals go ahead 9-8.
   34. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:36 PM (#5872243)
In other news, the Brewers take the early 5-0 lead. Wait, the Nationals tie it up 5-5. Wait, the Brewers go ahead 8-5. Wait, the Nationals go ahead 9-8.


Fake News !

wtf
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:46 PM (#5872246)
It should be noted that Tigers @ Rays is scoreless in the 13th. In 2019.
   36. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5872248)
impressive turnout by The 7 Line - that's the Mets soccer-style supporter's group - in the KC OF stands. they got a 4-1 win - and now have a date for some BBQ, no doubt.
   37. bunyon Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM (#5872252)
Sean Doolittle should be invited to the softball game next summer.
   38. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:28 PM (#5872253)
Sean Doolittle should be invited to the softball game next summer.

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, DON'T LET HIM PITCH!!
   39. bunyon Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5872254)
HR, 2B, HR, HR

The man looks frustrated.
   40. bunyon Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5872255)
@38: I thought we might enjoy hitting off him.
   41. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5872257)
In the past few days Doolittle has said through interviews with beat reporters that he is gassed, as he has done at least once prior this season. Apparently he either can't get this key information to his manager or his manager is too far out to lunch to incorporate this key information in his decision-making process. Of course, when he was pretty much the only semi-reliable arm in the bullpen early in the season he got overworked, so now he and the team pay the price.

And you wonder why I'm a proponent of #FireDeivi??
   42. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:42 PM (#5872258)
the worst bullpen in the history of baseball is:

- 2019 Braves
- 2019 Nationals
- 2019 Phillies
- 2019 Mets
- 2019 Marlins

I know the Cubs, Brewers, and many others want in, but let's first do a knockout round of one division.
   43. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 10:53 PM (#5872260)
12-12 Nats Brewers, bags loaded, none out

at 3-2 to Turner, Josh Hader throws ball 4 to end the game.

wait, I'm sorry, Turner swings at a pitch at his eyeballs to strike out

memo to batters: hard-throwing closers do NOT throw strikes even in this scenario. it's not about you, it's about winning the damn game. the walkoff walk may not go viral, but these games are kind of important.

next up, pesky Adam Eaton.

0-2 pitch and SPOILER ALERT - it's way too high. but he whiffs on the pitch anyway, because you cannot teach a MLB hitter the Rule of Hard-Throwing Closers. 2 outs.

pitch 1 to Rendon once again is crazy high - and we have another swing and a miss.

for the love of God and all that is holy - put up Venus de Milo. that's a guaranteed walk-off walk.

pitch 2 is a rare Hader strike - and it is fouled back.

the next 2 pitches are comically high, setting up for the inevitable - ANOTHER too-high pitch, and Rendon gladly swings at it and whiffs.

5 pitches, 4 balls, bases loaded, tie game, a walk wins it.

but forget the tons of video footage these guys see - chicks don't dig the walkoff walk, so screw it.
   44. Bote Man Posted: August 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5872262)
Through his cunning management skill, Deivi Martinez is out of position players so Stephen Strasburg has his batting gloves on as the pitcher's spot is due up 3rd in the 10th inning of a game that should've ended on a walk-off walk. I can't even with this goddamned team.

PSYCHE! Tanner Rainey will bat for himself. For the first time ever in a Major League game. Good night!
   45. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 11:26 PM (#5872263)
future HOFer Juan Soto leads off the bottom of the 10th at 12-12

back before we all got so much smarter, we thought that the leadoff batter getting on would be a plus.

so if you're a stud and Hey Hey Hey Matt Albers throws you a 3-2 pitch, you can pretty much drop your bat and walk to first base.

not Soto - he lustily swings and misses at ball 4. two outs later, still tied. but the swing was probably fun.
   46. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2019 at 11:42 PM (#5872265)
12-12 in the 12th
   47. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:18 AM (#5872266)
13-13 in bottom of 13th, 2 outs.

EDIT: On to the 14th.
   48. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:23 AM (#5872267)
13-13 thru 13

15-13 Brewers in the 14th
Brewers P Guerra then singles off Nats P Guerra

talk about a civil war!
   49. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:50 AM (#5872268)
Brewers win 15-14, in 15
5 hours, 8 minutes

but those Nats stars can rejoice in not accepting that unmanly walkoff walk offered repeatedly by Hader

NL WILD CARD

WAS 66-56

CHI 65-58

PHI 64-59
MIL 64-59
NYM 63-60
SFG 63-61
   50. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:56 AM (#5872269)
[42] You may only be paying attention to the National League, but the worst 2 bullpens are actually in the AL this year. Worst bullpens in MLB by WAA:
1) Orioles
2) Mariners
3) Dodgers
4) Padres
5) Marlins
6) Royals

So the Marlins have the worst of the teams you listed.
   51. JJ1986 Posted: August 18, 2019 at 01:03 AM (#5872270)
The Nats have had a way worse pen than most of those teams. Their ERA is around 6.00.
   52. bunyon Posted: August 18, 2019 at 07:30 AM (#5872275)
I went to bed after the top of the 9th exactly because I feared what transpired.
   53. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:51 AM (#5872287)
But really, the important point here is #FireDeivi
   54. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5872318)
Blake Finney @FinneyBlake
The #Nationals have placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-Day IL with right knee tendinitis and have recalled Kyle McGowin from AA.

That's an odd spelling for "suckitis", but as long as the Doolittle bullpen button has been disabled for 10 days I'm all for it.
   55. rconn23 Posted: August 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM (#5872319)
CC back on the mound today, but won't be out there for long according to Boone. That's probably best for all involved, including the Yankees chances for winning.
   56. rconn23 Posted: August 18, 2019 at 01:42 PM (#5872332)
I'd rather watch Nestor Cortes pitch at this point than CC. Mr. Soft Contact is down 4-0 in the blink of an eye. It was a nice run, but it's ending badly.
   57. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:08 PM (#5872342)
Matt Adams circuit clout scores Turner and Eaton. 3-0 Nats B1.

Then the next hitter "V for Victory" Robles mashes a solo tater to make it 4-0 Nats B1. He has been cleaning up his stroke and hitting better in recent weeks.

Now we only have to wait to see how the gassed bullpen gacks up the lead later on.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:23 PM (#5872343)
Jimmy Edmonds is apparently a huge fan of Freddy Galvis... during this series, he has constantly bagged on the Padres and Blue Jays for letting him go for nothing. (and the Phillies)


I know he isn't actually that great of a player, but it's interesting seeing an opposing broadcaster consistently and constantly prop up a relatively minor player on the opposition. (of course Galvis is batting third for the Reds... so not quite that minor)

   59. JJ1986 Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5872344)
The Royals just intentionally walked a batter in the first inning of a 0-0 game.
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:29 PM (#5872346)
Cardinal announcers are talking about Mark Whiten and his four homerun game, and they were wondering if anyone has come close to Whiten's 12 rbi's since.... and they mentioned Scooter Ginnet...and I'm thinking "Shawn Green".... I then looked it up and wow... Green had a 6 for 6 day with 4 homeruns, a double and a single, and only 7 rbi's.... that was a bit of a shocker to me.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:32 PM (#5872348)
The Royals just intentionally walked a batter in the first inning of a 0-0 game


If it's Aquino(I know it isn't) I would probably do the same thing...just wanted to mention Aquino who is just freaking incredible.

   62. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5872349)
lol... Dan Mclaughlin just made fun of Jim Edmonds, saying he is complaining about all the changes in the game, that Edmonds should join the microphone with Marty Brennaman
   63. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5872351)
I'm guessing Yelich is still feeling his back and/or is favoring it to avoid further injury based on how he is playing RF today. Plus, he's bushed from the marathon game that lasted until almost 1AM E.T. this morning. Every ball hit toward RF has him running much less than full speed to get it, which has resulted in a triple for Adam Eaton and a couple Bad News Bears plays with the ball landing between him, Thames, and Hiura. He also couldn't run down a foul ball in the RF corner that he otherwise might have. It's a shame because Yelich is one of my favorites, but I'm glad the Nats are benefiting today.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:42 PM (#5872352)
at that point in time, just give him the day off... this is why players have to be honest about their game condition.

only thing that is going to happen is potentially him injuring himself more...
   65. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5872354)
Yep. Matt Adams just hit a line drive into RF closer to the line and Yelich ran just a notch above a trot to get to the bounce. I'm confident he catches that on the run in better times.
   66. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5872355)
That home plate umpire at Yankee Stadium is already into double digits in gift strikes, with two more called against Ford just now. And Clevenger hasn't been the only recipient.
   67. Hot Wheeling American Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:49 PM (#5872356)
The Royals just intentionally walked a batter in the first inning of a 0-0 game.

They called for the IBB after it was already 3-0 to Alonso with a man on third and one out. Didn’t seem indefensible, though I think literally the next pitch was a moonshot by Conforto
   68. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:51 PM (#5872357)
Brian Dozier's Earl Weaver special makes it 9-0 Nats. Now Yan Gomes misses his 7th home run by inches at the top of the LCF wall for a solid double.

I mean, it's only the 3rd inning, but after the long night I wouldn't object to the Brewers just forfeiting this game so we can all getaway on getaway day.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 02:59 PM (#5872358)
The Brewers are playing the division leading Cardinals tomorrow... you would think that would be a bigger focus than winning a non-divisional game...

Of course the issue is that the Nats are now the leading wild card contending team, so they can't really just give it up.
   70. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 03:11 PM (#5872361)
Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo
Ronald Acuña Jr. admired a single off the wall that should’ve been a double and then was thrown out trying to steal 2nd.

Mark Bowman @mlbbowman
Snitker just called Acuna down the dugout stairs. He might pull him for not running on the ball hit off the right field wall in the third inning.
Snitker did remove Acuna. Ortega is shifting to center and Duvall will play left field.


MVP! MVP! MVP!
   71. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5872363)
The Nationals had plenty of opportunities to win, or lose, last night’s game long before succumbing in the 14th inning, but they aren’t letting that bother them today, as they lead by a not quite bullpen proof margin of 13-1. Juan Soto continues his march up the Age-20 Leaderboard.
   72. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5872364)
Juan Soto is approximately 2-14 in this Brewers series, so it looks like he and his BFF Victor Robles have swapped roles as Robles is now surging at the plate and in the outfield. The defense of both has noticeably improved this season, as well.
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 03:43 PM (#5872368)
There are some weird stats out there... I just looked at the Nationals roster because of Bote Man to see who is playing well, and they have 3 guys on their roster with 15 plus homeruns and less than a 100 ops+... which seems a bit strange to me.. but then I thought about it, and this year is the year of homeruns.. the Nats and Blue Jays both have 3 players this year doing that.
   74. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:01 PM (#5872372)
I'm not getting excited about any of these home run accomplishments and comparisons. When little flyweight guys are hitting multiple dingers for the first times in their careers...
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:07 PM (#5872375)
another immaculate inning today... Gausman had an immaculate inning, to go along with his other inning where he also struck out three...
   76. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:09 PM (#5872378)
Juan Soto is approximately 2-14 in this Brewers series . . .
3-for-15, with a BB, but all 3 hits are HRs.
   77. Rob_Wood Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5872379)
Didn't he also have two balls caught at the wall that *could* have been home runs?
   78. rconn23 Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5872381)
Rays needed two walkoffs to beat the Tigers at home. What a stupid series.
   79. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 18, 2019 at 05:53 PM (#5872396)
#60 Edgardo Alfonzo once went 6-6 with 3 HRs and only 5 RBI.
   80. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 06:50 PM (#5872407)
Didn't he also have two balls caught at the wall that *could* have been home runs?

There were a bunch of those on both sides in the Brewers series. Combine 3 parts hot+humid weather with as many juiced balls as you can find.
   81. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 07:53 PM (#5872411)
OH BOY! Commissioner Rob Manfred would consider joining the Cubs radio booth for the 3rd inning, if you haven't heard enough prevarication today.
   82. bobm Posted: August 18, 2019 at 08:00 PM (#5872413)
Worst bullpens, 2019:

                                
Rk   Team       Split Year tOPS+
1     WSN as Reliever 2019   123
2     NYM as Reliever 2019   118
3     LAD as Reliever 2019   112
4     MIA as Reliever 2019   111
5     TBR as Reliever 2019   107
6     MIN as Reliever 2019   106
7     CIN as Reliever 2019   105
8     ATL as Reliever 2019   102
9     BAL as Reliever 2019   102
10    CHC as Reliever 2019   102
11    HOU as Reliever 2019   102
12    SDP as Reliever 2019   102
13    DET as Reliever 2019   101
14    PHI as Reliever 2019   101
15    OAK as Reliever 2019   100
16    TEX as Reliever 2019   100
17    ARI as Reliever 2019    98
18    KCR as Reliever 2019    98
19    CLE as Reliever 2019    97
20    LAA as Reliever 2019    97
21    PIT as Reliever 2019    96
22    BOS as Reliever 2019    95
23    TOR as Reliever 2019    94
24    COL as Reliever 2019    92
25    MIL as Reliever 2019    92
26    NYY as Reliever 2019    92
27    SEA as Reliever 2019    92
28    CHW as Reliever 2019    91
29    SFG as Reliever 2019    88
30    STL as Reliever 2019    81


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/18/2019.
   83. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 18, 2019 at 08:25 PM (#5872415)
22 BOS as Reliever 2019 95


No Red Sox fan would've ever guessed this. That is much better then it seems.

Out of 46 save chances, the Sox have blown 22. Converting at just over 50% which is just sh*t and hard to watch as a fan.
   84. bobm Posted: August 18, 2019 at 08:35 PM (#5872417)
[59]

Before today:

All of MLB: 5 Intentional Walks Allowed in 2019, during 1st Inning and Score Tied

                                                                                          
Yr#   Gm#       Date          Pitcher  Tm Opp         Batter    Score Inn RoB Out Pit(cnt)
1       1 2019-04-03   Anibal Sanchez WSN PHI   Bryce Harper tied 0-0  t1 -2-   1   4(3-1)
2       1 2019-05-12 Nick Margevicius SDP COL  Nolan Arenado tied 0-0  b1 -2-   2   2(3-0)
3       1 2019-06-08  Jeff Samardzija SFG LAD Cody Bellinger tied 0-0  t1 -2-   2   4(3-1)
4       1 2019-08-02        Ivan Nova CHW PHI   Bryce Harper tied 0-0  b1 -23            1
5       1 2019-08-12    Merrill Kelly ARI COL  Nolan Arenado tied 0-0  b1 -23            1


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/18/2019.
   85. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 08:46 PM (#5872421)
Worst bullpens, 2019:
Rk   Team       Split Year tOPS+
1     WSN as Reliever 2019   123 


WE'RE NUMBER ONE!
WE'RE NUMBER ONE!
WE'RE NUMBER ONE!
   86. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:04 PM (#5872424)
Mets are right there - had a couple of rough(effective) weeks after the All-Star break, but they have righted the ship(wreck) of late.

also their recent "bolster" to the pen is ... Brad Brach. the Nats added too many decent arms to hold this lead (ironically).
   87. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5872429)
oh, late to the dance #lifeusinterruptus

MOST METS HOMERS IN A SINGLE SEASON

1. Carlos Beltran • 2006 41
Todd Hundley • 1996 41

3. Mike Piazza • 1999 40
Pete Alonso • 2019 40
   88. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5872431)
NL WILD CARD

WAS 66-56

CHI 65-58* (leading 7-0 in Little League park)

PHI 64-60
MIL 64-60
NYM 64-60

SFG 63-62
ARI 62-63
   89. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:31 PM (#5872432)
OK, riddle me this, Batman: how are Major League clubs playing a game in a Little League park?
   90. bobm Posted: August 18, 2019 at 09:41 PM (#5872433)
OK, riddle me this, Batman: how are Major League clubs playing a game in a Little League park?

A: They're not.

ETA: Little League Volunteer Stadium + Howard J. Lamade Stadium <>
"BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field"
   91. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2019 at 10:16 PM (#5872439)
"...near Williamsport featuring the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates sponsored by Gold Coast Bank but not associated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim..."
   92. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2019 at 10:25 PM (#5872443)
Joe Maddon just took Kimbrel out with two outs in the ninth and a 7-1 lead.

Joe, you're fired.
   93. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5872444)
I think I genuinely hope that Strop blows this game.
   94. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2019 at 10:41 PM (#5872445)
29 SFG as Reliever 2019 88
30 STL as Reliever 2019 81


That is actually a fairly signficant difference... Cardinal pen has been good but mostly because they don't score many runs and the other team just stops trying in the late innings... lol.
   95. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2019 at 11:01 PM (#5872448)
I guess sometimes my references are too subtle

anyway

NL WILD CARD

WAS 66-56
CHI 66-58 (and a crumb from NL Central lead)

PHI 64-60
MIL 64-60
NYM 64-60

SFG 63-62
ARI 62-63

early-week Showcase Showdown: MIL at STL

next weekend: ARI at MIL and WAS at CHI
   96. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:44 AM (#5872456)
Boz rips Deivi a new one

I submitted this into the hopper, we'll see if or when it gets approved.

For 50 years, managers usually have called on their closers when they led by three runs or fewer. That is, except for the thousands of times when the closer was not the closer because the manager decided to be the manager.

Ever since the Nats bolstered their bullpen, Martinez should have been looking for every way to give Doolittle a lighter load instead of using him eight times in 14 games. The list of reasons is longer than a fungo bat.

Doolittle was on pace to throw 21 percent more pitches than he ever has in his career — 930 so far this season compared with 1,020 in 2013, the only full season in his career when he has stayed off the IL.


#FireDeivi

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