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Saturday, August 04, 2018

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of July August 4-5, 2018

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   101. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5721084)
Assuming I'm doing the pi search properly, the most leadoff homeruns to start a game in a season was 'always available' Alfonso Soriano with 13 in 2003... Carpenter is currently at 8 for the season. Which puts him 15-28th all time.
   102. BDC Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:13 PM (#5721085)
Don Sutton also had a perm for a while. For all I know, Drysdale tried that too after his playing days, but definitely not during.
   103. BDC Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:14 PM (#5721086)
Meanwhile, there’s a long, long line here for autographs by Rich Billings. Should I know who he is? Older guy - maybe an Original Ranger?
   104. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5721087)
With the hiring of Shildt, the Cardinal announcers both on the radio and tv have taken it to mean that it's now their job to ##### non-stop about how the game is played nowadays. These games are tedious to listen to, where they just non-stop ##### about strikeouts, not hitting the ball on the ground, making mental miscues and how it's all about the kids nowadays.
   105. TomH Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:16 PM (#5721088)
indeed, Don Sutton is #10. Very good all. Gaylord P is 12th
   106. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5721089)
Meanwhile, there’s a long, long line here for autographs by Rich Billings. Should I know who he is? Older guy - maybe an Original Ranger?


Played with the Rangers in 72, 73 and traded to Cardinals in 74 starting catcher for the Ranger years, but nothing of substance in his resume. (caught Bibby's no hitter apparently)

to give you an idea of the brilliance of Whitey Herzog, is he batted this guy cleanup when Whitey was the manager, the guy was an 84 ops+ hitter and hit 16 homeruns in 400 games in his career.
   107. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5721090)
Meanwhile, there’s a long, long line here for autographs by Rich Billings. Should I know who he is?

Founder of Montana??

Dick Billings played for the Senators from 1968 through the Texas Rangers in 1974.

And now you know...the REST of the story.
   108. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5721091)
Don Sutton also had a perm for a while.
I only knew older Don. I thought that thing was something he just naturally had. I can't imagine why anyone would do that to their head on purpose!
   109. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5721092)
Tyler O'neil has been replaced in the game by Jose Martinez because O'Neil somehow injured himself.


Yadier with a stolen base(he just stole third base)
   110. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5721093)
Pirates' catcher wearing white shinguards, mask, chest protector -- looks really weird.
   111. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5721094)
Now watching the two hottest teams in MLB right now... Cards @Pirates !
   112. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:27 PM (#5721095)
O'Neill scratched with "groin tightness." And after the lineups were in, so he's out for the game and can't even pinch hit.
   113. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:28 PM (#5721096)
Noted LH slugger Preston Tucker hits a line drive right into the glove of SS Trea Turner, who was stationed (illegally) to the RF side of 2B and barely had to move to make the play. When will Rob Manfred save us from this Tyranny of Defense??
   114. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:29 PM (#5721097)
I would think all that white on the Pirates' catcher might cause trouble for fielders trying to pick the ball up off the bat, but I guess not or he wouldn't wear it.
   115. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5721098)
And now for the 2nd inning he's switched to all black, so maybe it DID cause trouble.
   116. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5721100)
seriously... you have to be kidding me? More stupidity on the basepaths....
   117. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5721103)
Cards have definitely been running the bases aggressively under Shildt, mostly successfully, but Bader took it too far there and ended up getting Wong thrown out at the plate.
   118. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5721104)
mostly successfully,


you have a different definition of success than I do. And even a different definition of definitely aggressively. Last night a standard running play that the Cardinals have made 99% of the time over the past 20 years, was praised by the announcers as aggressive baserunning, when it was just a routine advance from first to third on a five bouncer to the outfield that the Cardinals always took.

It's like people are looking for something and seeing it as unusual because they were too stupid to recognize it when it was happening in the past and complained about it not happening enough, so now they are imagining new results that aren't really any different tactic than in the past. I mean they talked about Bader's aggressive stolen base under Shildt... he's had two stolen bases under Shildt, 9 under Matheny....so it's not like Matheny was stopping him from running.
   119. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5721106)
Did you see the numbers Bernie had in The Athletic the other day? Cards have gone from -1.1 Baserunning Runs under Matheny in 93 games to +2.1 after only 16 games under Shildt. 66% SB percentage under Matheny for his career, worst in MLB, 83% under Shildt. They used the hit and run 25 times in Shildt's first 16 games, after only 38 times in 93 Matheny games.

Bader stealing 2nd off Wade Davis with 1st and 3rd, one out, down a run, just before the walkoff hit Thursday -- you think that happens with Matheny? I don't.
   120. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5721108)
federalbaseball @federalbaseball
Juan Soto 2 for 2 tonight after a single through the right side. #JuanPursuit 4 for 6 so far on the day for the Nats' left fielder, who's currently hitting .316
   121. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5721111)
Did you see the numbers Bernie had in The Athletic the other day? Cards have gone from -1.1 Baserunning Runs under Matheny in 93 games to +2.1 after only 16 games under Shildt. 66% SB percentage under Matheny for his career, worst in MLB, 83% under Shildt. They used the hit and run 25 times in Shildt's first 16 games, after only 38 times in 93 Matheny games.

Bader stealing 2nd off Wade Davis with 1st and 3rd, one out, down a run, just before the walkoff hit Thursday -- you think that happens with Matheny? I don't.


Small sample size, and yes Bader stealing probably happens under Matheny. May 5th this season, Cardinals losing 0-4 against the Cubs in a game that they came back and won, one out, Wong on third, Bader on first and he steals second.
   122. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5721112)
Did you see the numbers Bernie had in The Athletic the other day? Cards have gone from -1.1 Baserunning Runs under Matheny in 93 games to +2.1 after only 16 games under Shildt. 66% SB percentage under Matheny for his career, worst in MLB, 83% under Shildt. They used the hit and run 25 times in Shildt's first 16 games, after only 38 times in 93 Matheny games.


After yesterday and today's game, I seriously doubt that is the case any more.
   123. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5721113)
Nationals load the bases against Matt Harvey in the 3rd, but go up hacking for the fences instead of the boring, RBI base hit so they get nothing more after Adams' earlier RBI double.
   124. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:10 PM (#5721114)
BTW, they've also gone REALLY young the last couple of weeks. Right now 13 of the 25 are 1st or 2nd-year players.
   125. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5721115)
BTW, they've also gone REALLY young the last couple of weeks. Right now 13 of the 25 are 1st or 2nd-year players.


Okay. That is nice, bad...what???

I have no problem with this team, I have a problem with the over the top praise being heaped on something for things that they aren't really doing any differently, and the few things they are doing differently(batting Molina 2nd, when it's clear he should be 3/4/5) is such an idiotic move, that nobody in their right mind would have even imagined it as a thing.(and piss poor bullpen management)
   126. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5721116)
I want to win, I would have no problem with Shildt taking over permanently, if he could show any semblance of advance tactics/thinking, right now he looks a lot like Whiney Herzog in the bad years. (other words half the time Whiney was the Cardinal manager) I get that he's learning on the go, but that was a trait that people bad mouth Matheny for, and Shildt is not looking any less overwhelmed than Matheny was when he first started...
   127. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5721118)
Cardinals are a doubling machine tonight.... Carpenter, Wong, Martinez, Gyorko, and Bader 5 doubles out of 7 hits and only in the top of the third inning (with no outs) (Cardinals are second to last in the majors in doubles for the season, that five moves them from 157 to 162, still one behind the Mariners----who have played 6 more games than the Cardinals though)
   128. Perry Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:30 PM (#5721119)
I want to win, I would have no problem with Shildt taking over permanently, if he could show any semblance of advance tactics/thinking, right now he looks a lot like Whiney Herzog in the bad years.


You're right, it's very early, but he DOES have the rep of being very conversant with advanced analytics and marrying them with the old-school Kissell-type approach. But I guess we'll see how it plays out. From what I've seen so far, I really hope he gets the interim tag removed.
   129. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:32 PM (#5721120)
This is what I am talking about, when it comes to confirmation bias about people seeing what they want to see... Bader is on second base, during the pitch he takes a very short secondary lead, and for some reason the Pirates catcher decides to pick him off, when he's 3 steps or so away from the bag(he was already walking back to the bag) the fielder misses the ball and Bader advances to third on the error.

Cardinal announcer "speed kills, especially when you are being aggressive on the bases." .... .there was no aggression on the bases it was a poor decision by the catcher on a play that was designed simply to keep Bader closer to the bag for the upcoming bunt attempt that went awry.
   130. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5721122)
You're right, it's very early, but he DOES have the rep of being very conversant with advanced analytics and marrying them with the old-school Kissell-type approach. But I guess we'll see how it plays out. From what I've seen so far, I really hope he gets the interim tag removed.


He does have that reputation, which is what I'm hoping he shows at some time in the future... the Cardinals organization wouldn't have him as a manager if they didn't think he was somewhat down with analytics, because they have been pushing for that since Mo took over. As it stands now, he has gotten the job, and is acting scared to lose it, so he's trying his best to do things that show "he's managing" and not really show "he knows how to win over the course of a season."

It's a great philosophy, Cardinal fans are idiots, and we love guys who manage as if they are showing off(whiney Herzog), and hate guys who actually can consistently manage winners(TLR/Matheny) so hopefully he can actually buck the trend and get through the heads of the idiotic Cardinal fans, that managing is more about not doing something, than it is about doing something.
   131. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5721123)
Anthony Rendon just made a Gold Glove-caliber play. Starting in on the grass he pounced on Billy Hamilton's 2-out hard bunt and made an off-balance throw to nail him by a hair at 1B.

It was a great play, not a good one.
   132. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5721124)
Anthony Rendon just made a Gold Glove-caliber play. Starting in on the grass he pounced on Billy Hamilton's 2-out hard bunt and made an off-balance throw to nail him by a hair at 1B.

It was a great play, not a good one.


I'm a Cardinal fan, I didn't think Hamilton ever made an out. (actually the last few years we have been able to get him out)
   133. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:41 PM (#5721125)
how the f do you not score a run there?????

First and third no outs... a hard hit ball to Gyorko at third, throws to second for the out, throws to first for the double play and the Pirate runner is standing on third with his hands on his hips.
   134. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5721126)
to give you an idea of the brilliance of Whitey Herzog, is he batted this guy cleanup when Whitey was the manager, the guy was an 84 ops+ hitter and hit 16 homeruns in 400 games in his career.


AFAICT from bb-ref, that particular genius was Ted Williams. Whitey mostly batted Billings 8th or 7th. And Williams had something of an excuse: Billings' .322 slugging percentage ranked 4th for the team's qualified hitters. My goodness that team was unspeakably awful: 77 OPS+, 86 ERA+. Just at a glance that looks pretty close to the 62 Mets (82 OPS+, 82 ERA+) and 2003 Tigers (83 OPS+ (with a DH though), 81 ERA+).
   135. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5721127)
AFAICT from bb-ref, that particular genius was Ted Williams


You mean wikipedia lied to me.... or more accurately I didn't read the article properly.

Williams resigned and was replaced by Whitey Herzog as the Rangers' manager, who employed Billings in a platoon role alongside Ken Suarez for the 1973 season.[12] In May, Billings went on the 15-day disabled list.[13] On July 30, 1973, Billings caught Jim Bibby's no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics.[14][15] Batting as the Rangers' cleanup hitter, Billings' average dropped to .179 with 3 home runs and 32 runs batted in.[1][16]
   136. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5721128)
Catcher Tucker Barnhart expressed his extreme displeasure with HP umpire Andy Fletcher and got summarily ejected while Matt Adams' home run ball was still in flight.
   137. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5721129)
well that didn't take long... Pirates tied the game up.
   138. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5721132)
So far scoring has gone like this. One team scores one run... next half inning the other team scores three.... so for the Cardinals to take the lead, we need to let the Pirates score a run next inning.
   139. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:52 PM (#5721133)
Man, those effin Phillies are totally scary.
   140. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5721134)
So for the Cardinals to take the lead, we need to let the Pirates score a run next inning.

No, the Pirates need to score 9 to keep the progression going.
   141. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:56 PM (#5721135)
Jose Martinez, professional hitter..... with another double in the game... yet for some reason he's been relegated to the bench. (yes, this team benches it's second best hitter because his defense is sub par)
   142. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5721136)
oops, Gyorko didn't get the memo about the 1 run, 3 run thing... another double for the Cardinals.
   143. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5721137)
You mean wikipedia lied to me.... or more accurately I didn't read the article properly.


That is a poorly-written paragraph, but Billings didn't have a single AB in the cleanup position that year.
   144. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5721138)
Cardinals have 7 doubles tonight(top of the fifth inning no outs) there have been 2 teams(Cle/Col) with 8 doubles in one game this year, and one with 11(Cle).....
   145. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5721139)
And just because I was already in PI, the major league record based upon the data that they have, is 13 doubles in one game, by the 1931 Cardinals,

(1996 Cle, 1990 Bos, 1912 Giants had 12 and 2018 Cle, 2003 KCR and 1986 Pirates had 11)
   146. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:07 PM (#5721140)
With Carpenter up and Kolten Wong on third, two outs, the Pirates shifted the third baseman Freese (one of the slowest players in baseball) to within 20 feet of second base.

Carp either should have bunted or Wong should have just taken a 60 foot lead and stole home.
   147. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5721141)
Carp either should have bunted or Wong should have just taken a 60 foot lead and stole home.


yep, Matheny should have been more aggressive there.
   148. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5721142)
Brice Hits Bryce. Austin Brice horks a curveball into Bryce Harper's right knee. He goes down in pain for a minute or two, but finally walks gingerly to 1B.
   149. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5721144)
yep, Matheny should have been more aggressive there.


was that a freudian slip cfb?
   150. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5721145)
Fowler breaks his foot on a foul ball, and doesn't realize it and ended up running the bases until about halfway to third when it finally "popped"... ouch.
   151. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5721146)
was that a freudian slip cfb?


Nope, purely intentional. Just pointing out that the team isn't really any more aggressive than they were in the recent past.
   152. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5721147)
i have never seen a guy with a more florid complexion than clint hurdle.
   153. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5721149)
i have never seen a guy with a more florid complexion than clint hurdle.


I wonder if that helps make him the best manager in baseball?
   154. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5721152)
wong with a nice little hit off harrison's glove to score a run, we need to add to the cushion.
   155. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5721153)
Bryce Harper is calling himself out of RF after getting plunked on the outside of his right knee. He was noticeably limping after chasing down a fly ball that Taylor couldn't get to. Hope it's just plain sore and not something major, or the Nats season is really, REALLY done.
   156. Sunday silence Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:34 PM (#5721157)
why does Hurdle have this kid (McRae) who I assume is a call up; with the game tied (back in the fifth))?

He never seems to have any idea of leverage
   157. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5721159)
why does Hurdle have this kid (McRae) who I assume is a call up; with the game tied (back in the fifth))?

Why did Hurdle let McRae hit for himself in the 6th down three runs? That's why you have 10 relievers (or whatever it is these days) in the bullpen.

I predict the next post will discuss this.
   158. Sunday silence Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5721160)
for that matter why did McRae bad, down 3 runs? We are at like 10% win expct at this pt..wtf Hurdle
   159. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5721161)
At no point in time in an NL game should the relief pitcher bat after the 6th inning, if there is a decent chance of a comeback or making a difference.
   160. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5721163)
Gameday now has O'Neil listed as being available for the game.
   161. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5721166)
At no point in time in an NL game should the relief pitcher bat after the 6th inning, if there is a decent chance of a comeback or making a difference.


That's what all the nerds say.
   162. Sunday silence Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5721168)

At no point in time in an NL game should the relief pitcher bat after the 6th inning,


Would you feel better if it was an AL game?
   163. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:55 PM (#5721169)
Some bad blood boiling up between the Nats and Reds after Madson plunked Votto in the same place on the knee that Harper got plunked. Votto was fussing to Matt Adams while at 1B, then hurled some <bad words> at the Nats dugout as he walked off the field after out #3, and got answered back vociferously.
   164. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 09:59 PM (#5721171)
That is some aggressive baserunning there, two fly balls to centerfielder and Ozuna never tagged up. Matheny should be more aggressive on the basepaths.
   165. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5721172)
This Skyy Vodka ad needs to go.
   166. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:01 PM (#5721173)
Would you feel better if it was an AL game?


I don't know, I watch real baseball. I mean in the AL, a fish is the best player in the league along with people making Betts and Sale(and we all know Judges are criminals) , in the NL, we have a Carpenter, a Freeman, and Abel's brother as the best players in their leagues. The NL is much more righteous.
   167. Sunday silence Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5721175)
dont we have anybody to hit for Mercer
   168. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5721176)
Nats manage to EEK out a win, despite Kelvin Herrera looking like he would sit in the electric chair after the game ended.
   169. greenback slays lewks Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:19 PM (#5721178)
MVP Matt.
   170. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:25 PM (#5721179)
Matt Carpenter hasn't really cooled down has he..... For the month of August he's 6 hits in 14 at bats, 5 runs, 2 doubles, 2 hr, 7 walks for a rate line of .429/.619/.857/1.476... yes just four games but still a nice start to August.
   171. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5721180)
geez, my brain hurts after listening to this stl announcing team over the last couple of innings. they did everything but suggest mike matheny drank the blood of babies. the clubhouse is more relaxed, all the coaches are group hugging, blah blah blah ...

at least hrabosky finally got up on his hind legs and suggested that maybe the players need to look in the mirror ...
   172. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5721181)
geez, my brain hurts after listening to this stl announcing team over the last couple of innings. they did everything but suggest mike matheny drank the blood of babies. the clubhouse is more relaxed, all the coaches are group hugging, blah blah blah ..


It's been like that on both broadcasts for the past week plus. Why do you think I've been so adamant about how ridiculously over the top it has been.
   173. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:30 PM (#5721182)
i know, right? this was just a rather overt sample, and it came while i was trying to eat some dinner.

put me right off my pizza, it did!
   174. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:34 PM (#5721183)
put me right off my pizza, it did!


Pizza or Imo's? (I still don't get the love for that nasty stuff in St Louis)
   175. phredbird Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5721184)
it's just some crap takeout that i had in the freezer. too lazy to cook tonight. it's been so beastly hot in Palm Springs that I can barely think of cooking, so I eat whatever i can scrounge out of the fridge.

what is Imo's?
   176. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2018 at 10:45 PM (#5721185)
what is Imo's?


Local cardboard company that pretends it's a pizza place. Instead of a company selling round cardboard wheels with really bad melted cheese on it.
   177. DavidFoss Posted: August 04, 2018 at 11:22 PM (#5721191)
I only knew older Don. I thought that thing was something he just naturally had. I can't imagine why anyone would do that to their head on purpose!

Don Sutton had really big ears which flaired out. His 1960s Topps cards when he had short hair are quite goofy looking. I always assumed he got the perm later on so that he could hide his ears.
   178. DavidFoss Posted: August 04, 2018 at 11:28 PM (#5721192)
Twins announcers are telling me that Oliver Drake is the first MLB-er to appear in games for five franchises in the same season.
   179. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 05, 2018 at 12:35 AM (#5721195)
Streaking in Seattle.
   180. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 05, 2018 at 12:47 AM (#5721196)
Jon Weisman @jonweisman
The worst shutout loss by the Dodgers ever at Dodger Stadium is 13-0.

Proof at Baseball Reference.

Astros 14
Dahhhdgers 0
FINAL
   181. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2018 at 12:47 AM (#5721197)
Mike Scioscia retiring at end of season.
   182. TomH Posted: August 05, 2018 at 08:59 AM (#5721210)
Vegas odds have the Indians at 14-1 to win the WS. That seems like a good buy, if I were a bettor (which I am not).
Unlike the Dahdgers at 4.5-1!
   183. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 05, 2018 at 12:13 PM (#5721244)
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Padres RHP Tyson Ross claimed on waivers by unidentified club. SD has 48.5 hours from time of claim to trade Ross, pull him back or allow him to go to claiming club. Ross owed just over $500K for rest of season.

Might be the Nats in on T. Ross.

nvm:

St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals
The StL Cards announced today that they have claimed RHP Tyson Ross off waivers from San Diego. He will join the team in Miami.

The former National League All-Star was 6-9 with a 4.45 ERA (123.1 IP) and 107 strikeouts in 22 starts for San Diego this season.
   184. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5721248)
Ed Randall, who hosts a weekend radio show on NYC's WFAN, got a caller this morning asking why Thurman Munson isn't in the Hall of Fame.

Randall his career just wasn't long enough. He listed what he felt were more deserving players such as - waitforitwaitforit - "Vada Pinson, Rusty Staub, Al Oliver, and Bill Buckner."

"COUNT THE HITZZZZ!" was basically the premise.

his favorite is Al "he hit .over .300 nine straight years!"

yes but:
- he hit under .310 4 times, including the 9th one were he fell short of qualifying with 460 PA
- he exceeded 40 walks only once in that span
- his career-best OPS+ was 137 - kinda low for a 1B-OF type HOFer, lol

but our Ed made up his mind 35 years ago, and God bless him - he has not been swayed one iota from his beliefs.
   185. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:00 PM (#5721277)
I guess when a team starts Deck McGuire and Felix Pena, they should expect to lose those games.
   186. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:01 PM (#5721278)
I love the Pirates uniform today.
   187. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:02 PM (#5721279)
Pittsburgh's Sunday home gear is pretty epic.
   188. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:06 PM (#5721281)
In an all-time first, something interesting was said during an in-game interview in the Indians-Angels game. Trevor Bauer ripped Mickey Callaway, saying that it was much better working with the current pitching coach because his (Bauer's) "knowledge was respected rather than feared." I dunno, given what we know about Bauer, I think would actively discourage him from trying to spread his "knowledge" around the clubhouse too.
   189. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:07 PM (#5721282)
Nationals Tanner Roark today looking like the guy who only gave up 1 run in his last 2 starts (15 innings), rather than the pitcher who began the season 3-12, with a 4.87 ERA. He'll have to keep that up for the Nationals to have any chance of getting back into the postseason race.

Matt Wieters 2nd deck HR makes it 1-0 over Reds.
   190. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5721284)
Tyson Ross? Really? Why? I don't get this argument that the team needs more starting pitching.
   191. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:10 PM (#5721285)
Nationals Tanner Roark today looking like the guy who only gave up 1 run in his last 2 starts (15 innings), rather than the pitcher who began the season 3-12, with a 4.87 ERA. He'll have to keep that up for the Nationals to have any chance of getting back into the postseason race.


My money is still on the Nats winning the division, and in fact I think they win it pretty easily.
   192. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5721286)
188: given what we know about Callaway's rookie season managing the Mets, he seems to fear lots of "knowledge."

:(
   193. perros Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:28 PM (#5721292)
The last major leaguer older than me, Jamie Moyer, just popped up on a Phillies telecast. With a ponytail.

Moyer got tearful remembering his Game 3 start in the 2008 Series. Phillies dug up the mound and gave it to him after the season.

Wonder if Tim McGraw ever pays him a visit.
   194. perros Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5721293)

My money is still on the Nats winning the division, and in fact I think they win it pretty easily.


Got ten bucks that sez you're wrong. How many games you willing to spot me?
   195. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM (#5721296)
My money is still on the Nats winning the division, and in fact I think they win it pretty easily.

Seek better hallucinogens.
   196. Voodoo Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM (#5721297)
I love the Pirates uniform today.


Pittsburgh's Sunday home gear is pretty epic.


Yeah, those are bad ####### ass. Seems like the Pirates have a lot of really cool throwback options, maybe more than any other team? I really like these ones too.
   197. perros Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:43 PM (#5721299)
We are family era digs for the Bucs. They'd mix and match three the tops and bottoms of three different sets.

Perhaps my favorite baseball pic of all time
   198. perros Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5721304)
Jayson Werth with a ponytail, too. Honestly cam't see him as a manager.
   199. Voodoo Posted: August 05, 2018 at 02:56 PM (#5721307)
Lester is not looking good today. 4-0 Padres in the 2nd.
   200. cardsfanboy Posted: August 05, 2018 at 03:00 PM (#5721308)
Seek better hallucinogens.


Just lack of sleep, it is always a good hallucinogens... but considering the number of head to head games they still have left to play and that I still think the Nats are the clear favorite.
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