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Saturday, June 15, 2019

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of June 15-16, 2019

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

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 15, 2019 at 04:23 PM | 108 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 15, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5852272)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. phredbird Posted: June 15, 2019 at 04:58 PM (#5852276)

HOW WILL THE CARDINALS WIN AFTER BEING BEHIND IN THE 8TH INNING TODAY?


answer, they probably won't.

they were something like 3-27 before winning the last two in a row after being behind in the 8th. it's a fluke.
   3. Master of the Horse Posted: June 15, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5852281)
Brewers winning and Jimmy looking more like Jimmy pitching. That would be pretty great if he could help out the rest of the season since Chacin and Burnes are dumpster fires
   4. Master of the Horse Posted: June 15, 2019 at 05:34 PM (#5852283)
And now Jimmy not looking so great.
   5. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5852284)
Mike Dunn (7.13 ERA, $7 million salary) and Wade Davis (3.44 ERA, $18 million salary) combined to allow six runs in the ninth.

I could've told you that Mike Dunn can't pitch since he was with the Marlins!
   6. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: June 15, 2019 at 05:49 PM (#5852288)
1888 Jim McTamany, KC AA, gets 6 hits in a game
1902 Jay “Nig” Clarke hits 8 homers in a game in Texas League. Corsicana beats Texarkana 51-3 in Texas League
1907 last game: Jake Bekcley
1912 Babe Dahlgren born
1923 MLB debut: Lou Gehrig
1925 A’s 17, Indians 15: Cleveland once led by 12 runs. A’s score 13 in bottom of the 8th
1926 STB trade Baby Doll Jacobsen to A’s for Bing Miller
1926 A’s trade Slim Harriss, Baby Doll Jacobsen & 3rd player to BOX for Howard Ehmke & another player
1927 Lefty Grove’s only balk
1928 Ty Cobb’s 35th & final steal of home
1929 3 years after his brother did so, Lloyd Waner, PIT gets 6 hits in a game. This one is 14 innings long
1929 2nd of 17 times (from 1920 to early Sept 2010) player misses cycle by 1B but gets 2 HR. Travis Jackson
1930 Lou Gehrig hits 2 HR in game for 2nd straight game (& 3rd time in 7 days)
1938 Sicks Stadium, Seattle opens
1938 1st night game at Ebbetts Field
1938 Johnny Vander Meer throws his 2nd consecutive no-hitter. 1st night game at Ebbets (2nd place with lights) 6-0. 7 K, 8 BB
1938 Billy Williams born
1940 Harry Danning hits for the cycle
1941 Cubs purchase Babe Dahlgren from Braves
1942 MLB’s 1st ever twilight game: Claude Passeu & Cubs beat Brk 6-0 in Ebbets. 15,159 show up
1945 A’s release Al Simmons
1946 Red Ruffing, normally a super-hitting pitcher, goes 0-for-4 with 4 Ks.
1948 lights gone on in Briggs Stadium -only Wrigley w/out lights
1949 Dusty Baker born
1950 Joe McCarthy’s last game as manager
1952 Cards 14, Giants 12: Cards trailed 11-0 at one point
1953 NYY lose to Browns, ending NYY’s 18 game winning streak & Browns 14 game losing streak
1955 Nellie Fox, hitter of 35 HR in his career, hits a HR in both ends of a doubleheader
1956 Lance Parrish born
1956 BAL offers to trad entire roster 2 KC for entire roster KC GM wants to do it, but can’t find the owner before today’s trading deadline
1957 NYY trades Billy Martin, Ralph Terry & 2 others to KCA for Ryne Duren and 2 others
1957 Brett Butler born
1958 Wade Boggs born
1958 KC trades Virgil Trucks to NYY
1958 CLE trades Roger Maris, 2 others, to KCA for Vic Power and Woodie Held
1960 PHI trades Wally Post to CIN, get Tony Gonzalez. 5 player trade
1961 Jim Bunning allows the 6th and final G-slam of his career. Will last 10 more years & toss 2500+ innings
1961 Bill Monbouquette reaches base 3 times on error
1962 PHI sign amateur free agent Fergie Jenkins
1963 Juan Marichal throws a no-hitter. SF 1, HOU 0. 1st Giant no-hitter since Carl Hubbell in 1929
1964 Brock for Broglio
1965 Denny McLain fans 14 in relief, the record until Randy Johnson in 2001. Ks 1st 7 .6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 15 K. Det 6, Box 5
1965 2,000 hits: Eddie Mathews
1966 2,000 hits: Al Kaline
1966 100 wins: Bob Gibso
1967 Jimmy Wynn, HOU, hits 3 HR in one game. First HOU player to do so
1968 Tommy John hits 4 batters in one game (5.2 IP) . Gets the win
1968 Sam Crawford dies
1968 Most hits Juan Marichal ever allows: 9 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Gets the CG W: SFG 9, NYM 5. A different time
1971 Maybe Clemente’s greatest catch: runs all out in Astrodome on liner, crashes into wall for Bob Watson blast, holds onto it
1972 Andy Pettitte born
1973 Tommie Aaron becomes 1st minor manager in the Deep South: Savannah, AA
1975 Don Baylor caught stealing twice in one inning. The second time he’s trying to steal home
1975 CWS trade Stan Bahnsen to A’s for Chet Lemon. 2-for-2 trade in all
1976 NYY purchase Vida Blue form A’s (nullified 3 days later)
1976 BOX purchase Rollie Fingers & Joe Ruid from A’s (nullified 3 days later)
1976 Jimmy Dykes dies (not nullifed)
1976 BAL trades Doyle Alexadnder, Ken Holtamn, Elrod Hendricks, 2 more to NYY for Rick Dempsey, Rudy May, S.McGregor, 2 others
1976 7 inches of rain in HOU: 20 fans canoe to Astrodome to get rain checks for the canceled game. Umps,stadium personal cant get there
1977 NYM trade Tom Seaver to CIN for Doug Flynn, Steve Henderson, Pat Zachry & Dan Norman
1977 NYM trade Dave Kingman to SD for Bobby Valentine & another player
1977 Bill Lee dies
1980 Jorge Orta, CLE, gets 6 hits
1982 MLB debut: Dave Dravecky
1983 STL trade Keith Hernandez & cocaine to NYM for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
1983 Darrell Evans, SFG, hits 3 HR
1983 CWS trade Tony Bernazard to SEA for Julio Cruz
1984 Tim Lincecum born
1984 Mark Langston fans 7 straight
1985 last game: Tim Foli
1986 Trevor Plouffe born
1986 Reds 9, Braves 7. Reds led 9-0 in mid-4th. Tying run at plate when the game ends
1991 Happy Chandler dies
1991 Andy Ashby strikes out the side vs CIN on 9 pitches
1992 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers’s career save mark of 341
1992 Eddie Lopat dies
1994 Ken Griffey Jr hits his 161st HR w/ SEA, becomes all-time franchise leader passing Alvin Davis
1995 Busch Stadium official jump the gun. Ray Lankford, STL< drives 1 deepl set off fireworks - but it’s only a double
1997 2,000 hits: Joe Carter
1998 Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR
1999 Jesse Orosco makes his 1,051st relief appearance, passing Kent Tekulve for 2nd place
1999 2,000 hits: Will Clark
2002 Rafael Palmeiro’s 1,000th extra base hit
2002 Clemens vs. Piazza game upstaged by Shawn Estes, who becomes 1st pitcher to ever HR off of Clemens
2006 MLB debut: Chad Billingsley
2007 MLB debut: Chase Headley
2007 Julio Franco faces Roger Clemens: combind 93 years, 246 days old. Oldest-matchup since Nick Altrock vs. Rube Walberg 10/1/33
2008 Carlos Delgado’s 1,405th RBI: most RBI by a Puerto Rican, more than Juan Gonzalez
2012 COL 12, DET 4 (10). Yeah, an 8-run 10th. Jason Giambi has 3 GIDP for COL,all by the 6th inning
2013 Trevor Plouffe celebrates his 27th b-day by playing in 1st game since May 21; goes 3-for-3 w/ 2B, HR & BB, 2 R, 3 RBI. 6-3 MIN win
2013 Alex Cobb, TBR P, hit on head on Eric Hosmer liner, carted off w/ concussion
2016 Ichiro Suzuki’s combined MLB & Japanese League hits are no more than Pete Rose’s MLB hit total
2016 Freddie Freeman hits for the cycle
2017 MLB debut: Matt Chapman
   7. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 05:55 PM (#5852290)
2016 Ichiro Suzuki’s combined MLB & Japanese League hits are no more than Pete Rose’s MLB hit total


WTH is this??
   8. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: June 15, 2019 at 06:10 PM (#5852293)
Should say, "now more" not "no more."
   9. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 15, 2019 at 07:22 PM (#5852311)
Red Sox now up 7-2 on Orioles. The Orioles are really bad. Sox got runs 6 and 7 by just forcing Orioles into bad plays in defense.

Just need to wrap this up and make it 4 straight. On a mini charge right now, hopefully can string together another 8 out of 10 type of thing and really make contest out of the East along with NY and Tampa.
   10. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:05 PM (#5852323)
@DSzymborski
The all-time record for HR/9 allowed in a season of 50 innings is Josh Tomlin at 3.2 last year. Dan Straily's at 3.8.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:09 PM (#5852329)
the boxscore says that today's Pirates starter Dario Agrazal was relieved by Geoff Hartlieb.

would not at all surprise me if the kid inputting the boxes has frat brothers named Dario Agrazal and Geoff Hartlieb.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:26 PM (#5852336)
exhibit 10,093,938 for why we need robo umps... in the Cardinals/Mets game, the home plate ump got sick and had to leave the game.. and both the Cardinal announcers and the Mets pitchers feel that a few of the calls that happened would have been strikes if the original ump was in the game....
   13. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:45 PM (#5852339)
Yankees are flailing in every way. Even when the pitching starts off well, they can't hit a guy who a 6+ ERA. They'll be in third in two weeks.
   14. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:53 PM (#5852342)
Sanchez with a big 2-run double. A 2-0 lead has not been fortuitous for the Yankees lately.
   15. Chip Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:54 PM (#5852344)
Yankees are flailing in every way. Even when the pitching starts off well, they can't hit a guy who a 6+ ERA. They'll be in third in two weeks.


Does trading for Edwin Encarnacion solve the pitching problems?
   16. chisoxcollector Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:55 PM (#5852346)
Has anybody noticed that Lucas Giolito has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year?
   17. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:57 PM (#5852347)
Sanchez with a big 2-run double. A 2-0 lead has not been fortuitous for the Yankees lately.


Luckily, Torres just made it 4-0.
   18. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:58 PM (#5852348)
"Does trading for Edwin Encarnacion solve the pitching problems?"

Yowza! I didn't realize this was a thing that just happened. I'm processing.
   19. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 08:58 PM (#5852349)
Has anybody noticed that Lucas Giolito has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year?


Lucas Giolito Looks Like the Ace He Was Supposed to Be

Posted yesterday!
   20. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:01 PM (#5852351)
Has anybody noticed that Lucas Giolito has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year?

Yes. Nats lose the Adam Eaton trade.
   21. Chip Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:02 PM (#5852352)
Yowza! I didn't realize this was a thing that just happened. I'm processing.


He hasn’t played third in 9 years.

Voit is a righty 1B.

Judge, Stanton, Sanchez can all eat righty DH ABs.

Seems weird. Unless someone else is more hurt than expected, or a righty bat is getting flipped for a pitcher.
   22. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:04 PM (#5852353)
I advocated trading for Encarnacion to try to just bludgeon teams. Do you really want to give up the farm for Bumgarner? He's trending downward. Maybe this is a signal that they are trading ... Frazier for pitching? I don't know.
   23. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:06 PM (#5852354)
Seems weird. Unless someone else is more hurt than expected, or a righty bat is getting flipped for a pitcher.


My immediate reaction was WTF?

My next reaction was, Frazier's getting traded for pitching ...

[edit] coke to rconn23
   24. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:09 PM (#5852355)
"He hasn’t played third in 9 years."

Voit is a righty 1B."


Yeah, it's not a perfect fit, but he does lead the AL in HR and the return is Juan Then, who is a decent, but not great prospect.
   25. Chip Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:14 PM (#5852361)
My next reaction was, Frazier's getting traded for pitching ...


No reports so far on what they gave up to get Parrot Man.

EDIT: Ah I see.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:14 PM (#5852362)
Some trade details:
Seattle will be covering most of the money remaining on Encarnacion’s contract — approximately $9.25MM in salary this season, plus a potential $5MM buyout of a $20MM club option for the 2020 season. Right-handed pitching prospect Juan Then is headed to the M’s in the trade

Price is reasonable, but Encarnacion is somewhat redundant with Voit & Stanton healthy.
   27. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:15 PM (#5852364)
MLBTR

The Yankees have acquired first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link). Right-handed pitching prospect Juan Then is headed to the M’s in the trade, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports, and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale adds that Then is the only player being acquired in exchange for Encarnacion.

It isn’t yet clear how much of Encarnacion’s salary (approximately $9.25MM remaining in salary this season, plus a potential $5MM buyout of a $20MM club option for the 2020 season) is being broken up in the trade. According to Nightengale, Seattle will cover “most” of the money owed, while The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the two teams are “essentially splitting the money.” (Both links to Twitter)


[edit] Dammit, another Coke.
   28. Chip Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:16 PM (#5852365)
The saddest person about this is Orioles announcer Gary Thorne, who unmercifully butchers EE’s last name every time he says it and was ecstatic when the latter left the Blue Jays and thus Gary didn’t have to face the challenge 19 times a year. Thank god for him the O’s and Yanks have already played a decent chunk of their games.
   29. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5852366)
"Price is reasonable, but Encarnacion is somewhat redundant with Voit & Stanton healthy."

Yeah, there has to be a pitching trade coming. Neither Voit and EE are optimum defensive first basemen, obviously. They'll liklye share time there, and it puts Stanton in LF full time. That's a bit dicey. However, another really good bat can only help.
   30. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5852371)
I see. So you Yankees fans are contributing to the BludgeonBall era!
   31. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5852373)
That lineup though when Stanton and Judge are healthy … Good luck everyone else. Also, no more Kendry Morales at bats!

I still think not spending an extra couple million on Keuchel will haunt the Yankees. Land Keuchel, trade for EE and then trade for another frontline pitcher and you're set. Now, it's more of a challenge.
   32. APNY Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:29 PM (#5852374)
2 Years ago the M's traded Juan Then and JP Sears for Nick Rumbelow

3 day ago the M's released Nick Rumbelow, who gave them 19 innings at an ERA+ of 56

Today the M's traded Edwin Encarnacion and millions of dollars for Juan Then

Fun
   33. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5852375)
Manfred: Yankees, what is best in life?

Cashman: To crush balls, see them driven beyond the fences and hear the lamentations of your rivals.
   34. Chip Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:31 PM (#5852376)
(In Thornespeak he’s “IN-CAR-KNEE-SONG” because 5 syllables in a name is one too many.)
   35. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5852378)
I still think not spending an extra couple million on Keuchel will haunt the Yankees. Land Keuchel, trade for EE and then trade for another frontline pitcher and you're set. Now, it's more of a challenge.


You're not alone.

And it's not only more of a challenge, it's absolutely going to cost more in talent, now AND later.
   36. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:41 PM (#5852381)
Maybin goes BOOM!

6-0.
   37. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5852386)
(In Thornespeak he’s “IN-CAR-KNEE-SONG” because 5 syllables in a name is one too many.)

At least he doesn't do the Dave Shea "en-ca-NAR-cion". I mean, it's "incarnation" in Spanish, it's not that difficult.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5852387)
HOW WILL THE CARDINALS WIN AFTER BEING BEHIND IN THE 8TH INNING TODAY?


answer, they probably won't.


Are you certain on that???? (although it's just the 7th right now)
   39. Banta Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:01 PM (#5852390)
Cards probably will win. The Mets pen is hot trash.

Question: why did the Mets ever think that Gsellman was anything more than Triple A filler?

I just would think the Mets would luck into a good bullpen occasionally. Diaz should be better than he's been and Familia definitely shouldn't be as bad as he is. I just think that someone will rotate in that isn't pure crap but alas...
   40. Bote Man Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:01 PM (#5852391)
Cinder Guard left with an apparent hamstring injury.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
This one got tight in a hurry. After Noah Syndergaard departs due to injury, Robert Gsellman allows three runs in the seventh -- two of them charged to Syndergaard. The final two innings of this one should be fun.

Mets 8, Cardinals 6, mid-seventh.


Behind 8-6 in the 7th still counts as being behind going into the 8th.
   41. Banta Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:05 PM (#5852393)
I mean, the last decent reliever the Mets have produced is Seth Lugo and that's four years ago now. A reliever with a career ERA+ of 119 isn't exactly even decent (though I'd rather take his distribution with one lousy season and two plus pretty good ones).
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM (#5852394)
it's nice having someone like Goldschmidt on the bench in a game like this.
   43. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM (#5852395)
Steve Gelbs paternity leave! 12 glorious days!
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:15 PM (#5852397)
Cardinals are up to 49 steals on the season after their 6th steal of this game. Leads the NL... but 4th overall
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:17 PM (#5852398)
Wong has 13 steals on the season so far... 0 caught stealing... you have to like that success rate.
   46. salvomania Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5852402)
Cardinals are up to 49 steals on the season

They only had 63 all last year, with pretty much the same personnel.
   47. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5852404)
From yesterday's chatter:
Giancarlo Stanton & Aaron Judge both in line-up for AAA Scranton RailRiders tonight. Stanton, who HRed again, looks to be back with the Yankees Tuesday, with Judge a few days behind.
I am so glad to read this. Scranton is playing in Durham this weekend. Friday I was wandering around in the area near the stadium and it was absolutely lousy with out-of-towners wearing Yankees kit. I'd never seen anything like it in Durham, and now it makes sense. The Bulls have gotten two wins and a new attendance record, so it's been a great weekend so far.
   48. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5852406)
Oh, look ... another quality Jonathan Holder performance.
   49. rconn23 Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5852407)
Jonathan Holder is unsustainable. Fire him into the sun.
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:43 PM (#5852409)
1 run game... win or lose, this has been an interesting game.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5852410)
you have to be kidding me... that is how the game ends????
   52. phredbird Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:47 PM (#5852412)

cardinals revert to form, lose the game on a major TOOTBLAN.

unbelievable.
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:48 PM (#5852413)
it was a pitcher running, can't really hold it against him... sending him might have been the mistake with Goldschmidt up to bat next.
   54. phredbird Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:53 PM (#5852414)

i do think pop might have used some judgment there ... but jeebus, flaherty should have just kept his head down, kept going, and looked for the coach instead of looking to see where the ball was.
   55. Howie Menckel Posted: June 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM (#5852415)
01.01.2015... Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Braves have acquired left-hander Manny Banuelos from the Yankees for right-hander David Carpenter and left-hander Chasen Shreve.
Spin: It wasn't too long ago that Banuelos was considered one of the Yankees' top pitching prospects, but things didn't work out as planned. He had Tommy John surgery in October of 2012 and posted a 4.11 ERA and 71/31 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings over 25 starts and one relief appearance between three levels in the minors last season in his return to action. His star has faded considerably, but he doesn't turn 24 until March, so there's still some hope for him. Still, the Yankees did well here. Carpenter has a 2.63 ERA with 10.0 K/9 over the past two seasons and should step right into the backend of the Yankees' bullpen while Shreve could surface as a left-handed specialist.

..............

FF into 2019, and the Yankees last summer turned Shreve into Luke Voit. the rotting corpse of Banuelos, meanwhile, is mopping up for the White Sox tonight against the Yankees.
   56. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 15, 2019 at 11:16 PM (#5852417)
Mariners shortstop JP Crawford makes a wonderful play on a ground ball up the middle, nobody on: diving stop, flip from the glove to the second baseman, who fires to first for the out. So 6-4-3, but not a double play.
A's leading 9-2, top of the 6th.
   57. bobm Posted: June 15, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5852431)
And it's not only more of a challenge, it's absolutely going to cost more in talent, now AND later Then

FTFY
   58. Meatwad Posted: June 15, 2019 at 11:54 PM (#5852432)
Darvish k's 10 over 7 innings with 1 walk and 1 run allowed. Best outing by a starter this series
   59. Howie Menckel Posted: June 16, 2019 at 12:46 AM (#5852442)
Mets Rookie Home Run Record

1985 Darryl Strawberry 26
2019 PETE ALONSO 23
2010 Ike Davis 19
1965 Ron Swoboda 19

I'm saying there's a chance.

also, Swoboda - a member of the Miracle Mets of 1969 - fortunately is in far better standing today than too many of his brethren.
   60. PeteF3 Posted: June 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM (#5852473)
To all you fathers out there--Happy Birthday!
   61. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2019 at 11:34 AM (#5852487)
We've all seen quite a few rookie sluggers come up and impress, but the true test is when the rest of the league catches up and adjusts; will the slugger adjust?

Bryce Harper was fun as h3ll when he first came up. Then the league figured him out and he did adjust. But at some point he developed a hole in his swing down-and-in that pitchers kept exploiting to great effect.

Pete Alonso is amazing, but it will be interesting to see how he adjusts. Also this guy Austin Riley in the Braves; throw him a tasty pitch in the zone only if you don't want to see that baseball ever again!

And here we all are contributing to the BludgeonBall crisis. We should be ashamed of ourselves admiring home runs like this!!
   62. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 16, 2019 at 11:54 AM (#5852491)
Harper is a good player, and will likely have some more very good years, but right now he's on pace for his 3rd sub 2 WAR season in the last 4. Yes, last year's total was due to an extreme outlier in defensive value, but still. So was his 2015 batting runs, which represent over 40% of his career total so far. Normalize both to his career norms, take 20 batting runs from 2015 and offset -20 fielding runs from 2018, and you have a solid, occasional All star type player. Adjusted WAR:

5.2
3.7
1.1
8.0
1.5
4.6
3.3
1.4 (projected)
   63. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 16, 2019 at 01:14 PM (#5852505)
Charlie Blackmon now has three straight four-hit games. I have no idea what the record is. Since May 1, he's hitting .388/.437/.836.

The whole top of the Rockies lineup is looking pretty good. Lately they've been lining up like this:

Blackmon: .332/.382/.643
Story: .291/.360/.539
Arenado: .327/.353/.588
Dahl: .338/.389/.548

That looks like a PCL lineup.
   64. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5852506)
Now that Ohtani's rolling, the top of the Angels lineup — La Stella/Fletcher, Trout, Ohtani — has been fantastically effective. No one expects La Stella to keep this up, but Fletcher looks like the real deal. When Upton comes back and is the normal Upton, that's a really strong top half of the lineup. It's something to dream on.
   65. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:12 PM (#5852522)
JUNE 16:

1881 Lew Dickerson gets 6 hits
1884 Jim O'Rourke hits for the cycle
1885 Henry Larkin hits for the cycle. It's MLB's 3rd in 5 days
1894 two Yalies invent the squeeze play. 8 yrs later used in MLB
1894 Ed Delahanty, PHI, gets 6 hits
1897 Fred Clarke manages his first game. He's 24 years old
1903 Walk-off homer by pitcher: Chick Fraser
1905 MLB debut: Branch Rickey
1908 Ned Garvin, hardluck pitcher, dies at age 34
1914 Federal League: St Louis Terriers 13, Brooklyn Tip Tops 12 (FL) in 12 innings. It was 5-5 after 11
1916 Tom Hughes throws no-hitter vs. Pitt. BOB 2, PIT 0.
1924 Harry Hooper, in his 16th season, hits his 1st grand slam. Gets another 2 months & 11 days later
1924 George Kelly ties MLB record by homering in 6th straight game
1924 Abner Graves, man who estab'd Doubleday as inventor, at age 90 shoots wife to death & is institutionalized.
1929 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
1932 Jesse Haines throws CG SHO & hits a HR. STL 2, PHI 0
1934 Bob Johnson, PHA, gets 6 hits
1936 2,000 hits: Kiki Cuyler
1938 Jimmie Foxx walks 6 times in one game
1940 21 Indians w/draw their call 4 the resignation of manager Ozzie Vitt
1945 Red Schoendienst steals 2 bases in game for only time. Only 89 SB in career, but leads league in '45 w/ 26 (he a rookie)
1945 after starting his career, 8-0 W/L, Boo Ferriss finally lost
1952 WAS releases Bobo Newsom, who A's sign that same day
1952 walk-off grand slam, Bobby Thomson, NYG, w/ team down by 3 runs
1952 PIT signs amateur free agent Dick Groat
1953 2,000 hits: Johnny Mize
1961 Senators pitchers give 15 walks to Boston. BOS 14, WAS 9.
1961 Ernie Banks plays his first game at 1B
1961 100 homers: Harmon Killebrew
1962 Wally Joyner born
1962 DET signs amateur free agent John Hiller
1962 after missing a month, Mickey Mantle hits a 3-run pinch-hit HR in top of 8th in CLE for 9-7 NYY lead. Cle wins 10-9
1963 PHI signs amateur free agent Rick Wise
1964 Ken Boyer hits for his 2nd cycle
1969 6th time Rod Carew steals home in 1969. He & Oliva perform back-to-back double steals: 2B/3B & 3B/Home
1970 MLB debut: Al Hrabosky
1973 MLB debut: Randy Jones
1973 Hank Aaron hits 1st of 2 HR off of Rick Reuschel. He & Frank Tanana are only ones to give up HR to Aaron & Barry Bonds
1977 Kerry Wood born
1978 Tom Seaver throws no-hitter: CIN 4, STL 0. 3 walks. 3 previous times he lost a no-hitter in the 9th inning
1978 MLB debut: Bob Horner
1979 Pete Rose receives walk-off-walk.
1981 Chicago Tribune buys Cubs for $20.5 million
1982 Ted Simmons big gaff: flips ball 2 ump thinking there's 3 outs. No. 2-2 tie. Replay vs. Orioles last weekend
1984 last game: Lou Piniella
1984 Jonahtan Broxton, reliever, born
1985 Rick "Big Daddy" Reuschel, exactly 36 year & 1 month old, steals base. He'll steal another 2 years later, but that'll be the back end of a double steal
1986 protested PIT-NYM game - protest upheld (ump should've waited longer for rain to end). Last upheld protest until 2014
1986 MLB debut: Jaime Moyer
1986 Charlie Hough: 2 outs from no-hitter. 3-base error by defensive replacement George Wright, single, PB, K, IW, PB - runner scores as Hough forgets to cover home plate. Loses 2-1
1986 BAL trades Dennis Martinez to MTL
1988 last game: Mario Soto
1989 MLB debut: Sammy Sosa
1991 Otis Nixon steals 6 bases
1992 Angels retire Nolan Ryan's number
1996 Mel Allen dies. Age 83
1999 This is the last time A-Rod ever hit a SH (16th of career)
2001 Sam Jethroe, MLB, dies
2001 MLB debut: Aaron Rowand
2001 John Olerud hits for his 2nd cycle
2001 1st SH of Albert Pujols career. Still his only one.
2002 MLB debut: Oliver Perez
2002 500 doubles: Mark Grace
2005 Julio Franco steals 2 bases at age 46
2008 Bill Bavasi fired as Seattle GM
2009 I-Rod ties Carlton Fisk's record 2,226th game caught
2010 Michael Young collects 1,748th hit for the TEX breaking I-Rod's franchise record
2011 walk-off balk: D. J. Carrasco: ATL 9, NYM 8 (10)
2013 OAK drain system backs up, putting sewage into umps & players clubhouses. Up to a foot of it in some spots after SEA-OAK game
2013 NYY 6, LAA 5. 6-0 entering bottom of the 9th, then: 2B, BB, new pitcher enters, 1B (6-1), K, BB, (Rivera in),GO (6-2), 1B (6-4), 1B, 1B (6-5), BB, K (Pujols)
2013 NYM-CHC game: CHC score 2 runs on one play in top 5th when 2 NYM make fielding errors on the play (D.Wright, D.Murphy)
2013 NYM 4, CHC 3. Horrible, horrible Carlos Marmol outing. 3-0 CHC entering bottom 9th, then: HR (upper deck), BB, 1B, SH, w-off HR
2014 Tony Gwynn dies
2015 FBI announces they're investigating STL for hacking into computers of HOU
2015 MLB debut: Kyle Schwarber
2015 Brock Holt, BOX, hits for the cycle
2015 9th inning of TBR-DCN game. P Joe Ross pinch-hits for Yunel Escobar facing position player Nick Franklin, who is on the mound
2017 PIT-CHC have a weird top of the 1st. Anthony Rizzo homers to lead-off - but it's oveturned as a foul (Maddon ejected for arguing). Rizzo is later thrown out at third on a force play - thrown out by the LF (!) Inning ends with another out at third base: guy tries to stretch a double into a triple. Fun fact: It was Rizzo's 3rd straight game batting lead off & would've been his 3rd straight leadoff homer
2019 Happy Father's Day: TEX first base coach Delino DeShields & CIN player Delino DeShields Jr get to be together as their teams play each other
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5852528)
Charlie Blackmon now has three straight four-hit games. I have no idea what the record is.



according to bb-ref the record is 4 by Milt Stock in 1925.


Rk               Name Strk Start        End Games AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS  Tm
1          Milt Stock 1925
-06-30 1925-07-03     4 23 10 16  2  2  0   3  0 .696 .696  .957 1.652 BRO
2    Charlie Blackmon 2019
-06-13 2019-06-15     3 18  8 12  2  1  3   7  0 .667 .667 1.389 2.056 COL
3       Rafael Furcal 2007
-05-13 2007-05-15     3 14  4 12  2  1  0   5  0 .857 .857 1.143 2.000 LAD
4        Marcus Giles 2003
-07-27 2003-07-29     3 15  5 13  4  0  2   9  0 .867 .867 1.533 2.400 ATL
5        Brett Butler 1995
-07-18 1995-07-20     3 15  8 12  0  2  1   2  0 .800 .800 1.267 2.067 NYM
6       Mike Benjamin 1995
-06-11 1995-06-14     3 18  5 14  1  0  1   4  0 .778 .789 1.000 1.789 SFG
7          Tim Salmon 1994
-05-10 1994-05-13     3 15  8 13  2  1  3  10  1 .867 .882 1.733 2.616 CAL
8          Walt Dropo 1952
-07-14 1952-07-15     3 14  2 13  1  1  0   8  0 .929 .929 1.143 2.071 DET
9         Stan Musial 1946
-08-11 1946-08-12     3 14  6 12  2  1  1   4  1 .857 .867 1.357 2.224 STL
10         Joe Cronin 1933
-06-19 1933-06-22     3 15  6 13  5  0  1   8  2 .867 .882 1.400 2.282 WSH
11         Doc Cramer 1932
-07-18 1932-07-19     3 15  9 12  5  0  0   2  0 .800 .800 1.133 1.933 PHA 
   67. Howie Menckel Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:49 PM (#5852531)

Brian Heyman
‏ @bheyman99
5m5 minutes ago

Jason Vargas was injured fouling a ball off, leaving the game. Count is 1-1. Jacob deGrom will take over the at-bat. #MLB
   68. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:49 PM (#5852532)
Trout has 4.5 WAR in 71 team games. If he keeps up his pace, he will end the season with more career WAR than Derek Jeter.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5852533)
Trout has 4.5 WAR in 71 team games. If he keeps up his pace, he will end the season with more career WAR than Derek Jeter.


and fewer ringzzzz....
   70. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:57 PM (#5852534)
“Batting third...the Catcher.....Payyyyyyy-dro Sevvv-err-EEEEE-noooooo!!!!!!!”

Sad times in Baltimore.
   71. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 16, 2019 at 02:58 PM (#5852536)
Gritner!

2-1.
   72. Howie Menckel Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:04 PM (#5852538)
Ketel Marte with his 20th homer
   73. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:05 PM (#5852539)
Lettuce appreciate that single!

5-1!
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:52 PM (#5852544)
Cardinals get their second hit of the game... take a 4-3 lead in the 8th inning.
   75. Perry Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:52 PM (#5852545)
Charlie Blackmon, on a streak of 3 consecutive 4-hit games, leads off with a homer.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:55 PM (#5852546)
heck, by the third inning Blackmon might have as many hits today as the entire Cardinal team.
   77. phredbird Posted: June 16, 2019 at 03:57 PM (#5852547)

geez, this has been one of the weirdest series ever.

and the unis look stupid.

is it a father's day thing?

i did not get a call from my son, btw. but he did write me a very nice text. i guess that's OK in the mind of a millenial.
   78. Perry Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:05 PM (#5852548)
Blackmon bats again in the first inning and singles. 6-3 Rox and they're still batting. They won 14-8 last night and lost 16-12 Friday (blowing a 6-run lead in the 9th). Somebody check the humidor.
   79. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5852549)
The Angels look like they're headed towards another loss. I'm glad to see them split on the road in Tampa, but geez, that bullpen is a real stinker.
   80. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:08 PM (#5852550)
Blackmon bats again in the first inning and singles. 6-3 Rox and they're still batting. They won 14-8 last night and lost 16-12 Friday (blowing a 6-run lead in the 9th). Somebody check the humidor.


Cardinals now up to 3 hits.... so Blackmon has to work to catch up to them.


Of course it took 8 innings before the Cardinals got their 2nd hit, and got their third in the 9th.
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5852551)
one thing to love/hate about baseball... you can make the perfect unhittable pitch, and then watch the guy throw the bat out there and have it bloop over the head of the infielder.
   82. phredbird Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5852552)

oh mama, what a win ...

we stole that one.
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5852553)
not a pretty game at all... but I'll take it.

Happy Father's day to all you mother f'ers.....
   84. Howie Menckel Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5852555)
Braves with a 15-1 lead, now will take on the pitching stylings of Phillies UT Sean Rodriguez in the 8th

1-2-3 inning, includes whiff of Tyler Flowers
   85. stanmvp48 Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5852556)
They just went over in Coors.
   86. Perry Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:35 PM (#5852559)
Blackmon bats for the third time and it's only the 2nd inning... and grounds out.
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:46 PM (#5852561)
8-9 in the third inning in Colorado... a pitchers duel of extraordinary performance.
   88. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5852563)
8-9?
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:56 PM (#5852565)
8 to 9... padres have 8... Rockies have 9.
   90. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2019 at 04:59 PM (#5852567)
Congrats to Michael Givens, who's now got 5 blown saves to go along with his 3 losses and an ERA hovering somewhere around 5.00.
   91. rconn23 Posted: June 16, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5852569)
I don't know how an Orioles fan can have any hope about anything turning around in the next five years. This is one of the worst teams I've ever seen.
   92. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM (#5852574)
Mancini, Means, and Severino. That's about it. If they could pick up a first baseman they'd have a decent King and His Court team.
   93. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:34 PM (#5852580)
Blackmon with his 3rd hit in the 6th. He should get one more chance(assuming someone in the next 2 innings gets on and doesn't get turfed out on the basepaths) to get that 4th hit.
   94. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:41 PM (#5852582)
The Rockies have outscored the Padres 48-40 so far this 4-game series.
   95. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:47 PM (#5852583)
Prior to this series, the Padres had a team ERA of 4.19. Heading into the 7th inning of today's game, it's 4.59.

8.33 H/9IP has become 8.86 H/9IP.
   96. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:48 PM (#5852584)
Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

After Sunday's game in Chicago, Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier was optioned to Triple-A. The move clears a way for Edwin Encarnación to be added to the 25-man roster Monday.
Not sure why Mike Tauchman (.681 OPS) wasn’t sent down instead. I guess they thought Tauchman’s defense might be useful Monday, before he is presumably sent down Tuesday when Stanton is added to the roster.
   97. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:52 PM (#5852585)
Tim Locastro got hit by another pitch today, his 11th on the season, in 91 PAs.
   98. TomH Posted: June 16, 2019 at 06:59 PM (#5852586)
stat of the day:

MLB pitchers, standard qualification of min of 1 IP per game
best opponents batting average allowed

2nd thru 13th place are between .180 and .207
But the best mark is ... .152! Who owns that?!

Not coincidentally, his BABIP is also amazingly low, By Far the best in MLB at .173.
   99. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 16, 2019 at 07:09 PM (#5852588)
Sean Rodriguez with his 0.00 ERA today was the only Phils pitcher with ERA less than 10 today.
   100. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 16, 2019 at 07:35 PM (#5852593)
This Rockies bullpen is so terrible. Wade Davis just gave up three in the ninth to the Padres to tie the game at 13. Normal starter Jon Gray came in with a man on third and two out, then IBB'd two guys to get the pitcher to the plate. Then he walked the pitcher with the bases full.
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