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Saturday, June 16, 2018

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of June 16-17, 2018

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

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2018 at 12:17 PM | 204 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2018 at 12:26 PM (#5693353)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM (#5693358)
IS JONATHAN LOAISIGA THE NEXT PEDRO MARTINEZ?
   3. TomH Posted: June 16, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5693374)
NOT IF HE WALKS 4 MEN IN 5 INNINGS!!!!
   4. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 01:14 PM (#5693380)
WHICH NATIONALS PLAYER WILL INJURE HIMSELF BUNTING TODAY??
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 16, 2018 at 01:47 PM (#5693398)
Rockies and Rangers play this afternoon in a BDC Irritation Special. Forecast high in Arlington is 96 degrees. I understand the occasional Sunday afternoon game, since it's getaway day, but why a Saturday afternoon game?
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5693416)
Giancarlo Stantonized a solo HR to LF, making it 3-0 in 5th, Yankees over Rays. Judge has two doubles today.

EDIT: Sanchez goes back-to-back with HR to CF. 4-0.
   7. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5693417)
Sanchez goes back to back!
   8. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5693428)
Not to steal a thought that's occurred to every other Yankees fan, but imagine what their offense would be like if Stanton, Sanchez, and Bird ever started firing on all cylinders.

This is a team with a 45-20 record and not a single player who deserves to be an All-Star starter.** Think about that for a minute.

** With the possible exception of Severino, who's at least within striking distance.
   9. PreservedFish Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:25 PM (#5693431)
Why not Judge? Trout, Betts are clear starters, but he is as good a #3 as anyone.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:27 PM (#5693434)
Not sure if Severino is done after 7 innings, only 3 hits, no runs, 9 K's, Game Score 78, on 93 pitches, without his "best stuff", apparently. I'd rather have him rested for his next start than squeeze another inning today, but either way probably works.

EDIT: Severino coming out for the 8th.
   11. Loren F. Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:29 PM (#5693437)
Judge deserves to be an All Star starter, Andy. Yeah, Trout and Betts are having better years but Judge is on pace for a 7+ WAR season.

This Yankees team is powered by lots of guys having above-average-but-not-great years.

[Edit] #9 beat me due to my slow typing.
   12. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5693438)
Dave Jageler @DaveJageler
With a tough K zone last night Juan Soto struck out twice for just the 2nd time in his MLB career. The other was 5/23 vs San Diego in just his 4th MLB game.
   13. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:35 PM (#5693439)
I understand the occasional Sunday afternoon game, since it's getaway day, but why a Saturday afternoon game?

"Major League Baseball exclusivities" with Fox. They want to impede as much as possible your ability to watch their valuable product.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:39 PM (#5693443)
Judge deserves to be an All Star starter, Andy. Yeah, Trout and Betts are having better years but Judge is on pace for a 7+ WAR season.

Gleyber Torres' .911 OPS (going into today) is 63 points higher than any AL 2nd baseman with 175 PA. Some voters may discount that somewhat because he wasn't called up until April 22, but there is no requirement to do so.
   15. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:47 PM (#5693447)
Oh, that's why Chapman is warming ... The Chasen Shreve Experience, everyone ...
   16. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5693450)
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Bryce Harper since the start of June: .179/.289/.256 with one home run, 4 BB’s and 18 K’s in 11 games.

So...Soto es mayor! (And not injured.)
   17. Loren F. Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:12 PM (#5693459)
Severino is now tied for the AL lead in Wins (I know, I know, but some sportswriters look at it) and is 2nd in ERA. It’s early, but it looks like the Cy Young race could be a second-half battle between Verlander, Kluber, Severino and Sale. Verlander still firmly in the lead now, but he’s not running away with it like Scherzer is in the NL (although deGrom and Nola can make that race interesting).
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:32 PM (#5693474)
Why not Judge? Trout, Betts are clear starters, but he is as good a #3 as anyone.

Right, since I don't pay attention to All-Star voting I keep forgetting that they lump the OF positions together. And yes, Judge should be #3. I guess he'd be in RF, with Trout in CF and Betts in LF, or vice versa for those last two.

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Gleyber Torres' .911 OPS (going into today) is 63 points higher than any AL 2nd baseman with 175 PA. Some voters may discount that somewhat because he wasn't called up until April 22, but there is no requirement to do so.

I wouldn't disagree with that, either. I had no idea he was that much better than his competition, and I was assuming that his fewer games would be a negative tiebreaker.
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:33 PM (#5693476)
Severino is now tied for the AL lead in Wins (I know, I know, but some sportswriters look at it) and is 2nd in ERA. It’s early, but it looks like the Cy Young race could be a second-half battle between Verlander, Kluber, Severino and Sale. Verlander still firmly in the lead now, but he’s not running away with it like Scherzer is in the NL (although deGrom and Nola can make that race interesting).

If you want to go Deep Stat about it, Severino's actually 1st in FIP. In that stat he's helped by the somewhat mediocre defense behind him.
   20. Loren F. Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5693480)
Gleyber Torres' .911 OPS (going into today) is 63 points higher than any AL 2nd baseman with 175 PA. Some voters may discount that somewhat because he wasn't called up until April 22, but there is no requirement to do so.


As a Yankees fan, I love how fantastic Torres has been. And if Altuve were sucking, I could see a case for him. But for the All-Star game I tend to defer to an exciting and established star in his prime and having a typically really good season versus a rookie's two great months. YMMV, and I respect that. I could see Torres as a backup at the AS game, unless there's no room on the roster after each team brings 20 relievers.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5693484)
As a Yankees fan, I love how fantastic Torres has been. And if Altuve were sucking, I could see a case for him. But for the All-Star game I tend to defer to an exciting and established star in his prime and having a typically really good season versus a rookie's two great months. YMMV, and I respect that. I could see Torres as a backup at the AS game, unless there's no room on the roster after each team brings 20 relievers.



I'm in that camp. I look at a group of players having good years and then look at their last 365 days (since that is a split readily available on bb-ref) and their overall career up to that point. I find it hard to justify a guy who is having a good two months getting my vote over an established player, with the exceptions of highly touted rookies. We've all seen guys who had a good two months and by the time the All-star game comes, they are no longer having an all star type of season.

Torres fits the camp of highly touted rookie, so I can see him getting some votes, but I'll still go with the guy who won the MVP last year, has played 25 more games than Torres, and is putting up the same ops+.
   22. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5693488)
I think I would support a rule that relievers are ineligible for the All-Star game.
   23. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2018 at 05:57 PM (#5693516)
Another day, another blown lead by the Angels bullpen.
   24. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM (#5693517)
Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs
Longoria having surgery Tuesday. Not needed but will help speed recovery/minimize muscle atrophy to have a permanent pin inserted. Out 6-8 weeks but aims to return shortly after All-Star break.

Watch the Giants' team offensive numbers improve over that stretch of games.
   25. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 06:08 PM (#5693524)
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
This was Max Scherzer’s 74th double-digit strikeout game of his career. That ties him with Bob Gibson and Sam McDowell for the 8th most in MLB history.

But how 'bout that Severino, huh?!
   26. Blastin Posted: June 16, 2018 at 06:51 PM (#5693541)
But how 'bout that Severino, huh?!


Well, let's give him several more full seasons first.

No one is doubting the greatness of Scherzer. Jesus.
   27. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 07:02 PM (#5693547)
But how 'bout that Severino, huh?!

He threw 8 scoreless with 9 Ks. Thanks for asking!

This was Max Scherzer’s 74th double-digit strikeout game of his career. That ties him with Bob Gibson and Sam McDowell for the 8th most in MLB history.

Dude, he lost the game. Weird day to crow about Scherzer and dis Severino.
   28. Blastin Posted: June 16, 2018 at 07:14 PM (#5693554)
They can both be good. This "not a one Yankee can be good without finding a way to try and discredit their accomplishments" is not a healthy way to go through life.

I mean, I know Mookie Betts is great! He is very great! It is okay for him to be great!
   29. stanmvp48 Posted: June 16, 2018 at 07:18 PM (#5693560)
Cleveland's lead down to 2 1/2
   30. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 16, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5693570)
This "not a one Yankee can be good without finding a way to try and discredit their accomplishments" is not a healthy way to go through life.


I would argue that rooting for the Yankees is not a healthy way to go through life.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5693581)
Watching the game on Fox, and my gf goes "who are these guys doing the broadcasts, this is just weird." I said that Smoltz pitched for the Cardinals at least.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5693582)
Martinez has had control problems since returning from the DL.
   33. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5693584)
I would argue that rooting for the Yankees is not a healthy way to go through life.


:)

I have to agree.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:30 PM (#5693591)
drawback about national broadcasts, is apparently there is a memo that every ####### second of the broadcast they must be talking. To the point that their transitions are jarring.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5693593)
Ozuna is red hot, makes it 2-0 Cardinals in the first.
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:32 PM (#5693595)
I would argue that rooting for the Yankees is not a healthy way to go through life.


Pull my finger, dude !

For me, I would kill myself if I was a Red Sucks, Todgers or Barves fan. All others are neutral ##### !
I get the Yankee hate though. Most fans of other teams are fat, ergo pinstripes are not very advantageous.
Also the beards and long hippie hair, which is also not very nice.
If you possess any kind of, the smallest kind of, even a tiny amount of style, there is only one team to root for.

Ladies and Otherfans: the New York Yankees ! 7War salute
   37. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5693598)
On a slightly more positive note... welcome back MadBum and Giraffe Belt.

Goal : SF Giants lead the NL West by All-Star Game break. Do it !
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5693599)
The announcers are making a big deal about Kyle Hendricks trouble in the first inning (over 6.00 era) and then they mention that "a lot of pitchers struggle in the first inning."....

umm guys that is the nature of the beast, on the whole, in the majors, teams allow a 4.64 era in the first inning.

Here is era by inning in 2018, and it's pretty much what you would expect
Split          ERA
1st inning    4.64
6th inning    4.31
5th inning    4.27
Innings 4
-6   4.26
4th inning    4.20
Innings 1
-3   4.09
3rd inning    4.04
7th inning    4.02
8th inning    3.89
Innings 7
-9   3.82
Ext inning    3.64
2nd inning    3.58
9th inning    3.46 
   39. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5693604)
WTF Matt Kemp, go retire already, you old #### !
   40. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5693605)
Matty! Suck it, Attaboy!
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:44 PM (#5693607)
Martinez late to cover the bag, Smoltz making a big deal out of it, but seriously it wouldn't have matter there was no way that Carpenter was going to get the throw there in time.
   42. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5693609)
Kemp is a fantastic story. Glad to see him rejuvenated sec9nd time around with the Dodgers.
   43. Bote Man Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5693612)
apparently there is a memo that every ####### second of the broadcast they must be talking.

Every radio broadcast, every TV broadcast, every podcast suffers the same inexorable mandate: keep that VU meter bumping. It's not limited to sports, it's not limited to a particular medium, Nature abhors a vacuum and broadcasters abhor silence. You can apply this each and every time you notice it because it always applies every time, everywhere in all situations.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5693613)

Every radio broadcast, every TV broadcast, every podcast suffers the same inexorable mandate: keep that VU meter bumping. It's not limited to sports, it's not limited to a particular medium, Nature abhors a vacuum and broadcasters abhor silence. You can apply this each and every time you notice it because it always applies every time, everywhere in all situations.


Some are more annoying than others though, the national mlb broadcasts are rapid fire from subject to subject as if they have a checklist of topics they much cover per inning.
   45. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:01 PM (#5693615)
Bumgarner is full of snot.
   46. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5693616)
Looks like the Cardinals are getting subtle with their devil magic, since it appears as if it's going to be Harrison Bader this year. Six WAR (EDIT: pace), but most of it on defense. Makes sense. You can't have 27 year old 8th round draft picks putting up .950 OPSes every year without someone getting suspicious.
   47. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5693617)
Ok, now let's shoot that Woodcutter off the friggin mound ! Let's go Giants !
   48. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:04 PM (#5693618)
The Braves made a big mistake trading Andrelton Simmons, but Sean Newcomb is making it slightly less so this season.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5693619)
ugh.... things aren't working well, just bad luck all around for Carlos.
   50. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5693621)
Mistake trading Alex Wood, too.
   51. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5693622)
I'm not sure i have the dedication to beard grooming to go with the Yadierian neck tatoos.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5693624)
I'll state I'm not a fan of this lineup... Molina should be 6th or later, he hasn't looked good since he came back, and there is no reason why you move him to the third spot, for the most part, the lineup should be Carpenter/Bader/Pham/Ozuna/Gyorko in the top five spots, Fowler in the fifth spot, and then Molina, maybe, or Munoz if you really think he is as good as he has been.
   53. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5693625)
So is Torre drunk or is he having health issues? He is not close to all there.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5693627)
At least Martinez isn't the only one getting squeezed by this ump.
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5693628)
We need to meme that look from Ozuna.
   56. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5693629)
Argh
   57. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:26 PM (#5693632)

So is Torre drunk or is he having health issues? He is not close to all there.


His days grow short.
   58. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5693634)
We need to meme that look from Ozuna.


Whatcha talkin' 'bout, Blue ?
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:34 PM (#5693635)
Nice read by Fowler.
   60. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5693636)
I'll state I'm not a fan of this lineup...

At least heyward isn't hitting second for you guys.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5693637)
old man rant about instant replay.... uggh... get over it.
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5693638)
holy crap, Carlos Martinez is up to bat and Schwarber is playing on the warning track.
   63. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5693641)
I love the old school matchups. Baseball would be tremendous minus six teams.
   64. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:44 PM (#5693643)
At least heyward isn't hitting second for you guys.


The cards have 4 position players in their lineup with OBPs of .295 or lower. Heyward batting second is a first world offense problem. (Cubs top-10 hitters by PA have OPS+es of 97 or higher.)
   65. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5693645)
KIKE
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5693647)
The cards have 4 position players in their lineup with OBPs of .295 or lower.


Fowler, Molina, Munoz and Wong, of which only one of them doesn't have an established track record over the past 3 seasons a bit better than that. Wong has been an elite defender, and Molina is currently down simply because his ball exploded and hasn't returned to form, Fowler is Fowler, he's streaky as hell and will bounce back... Munoz is just a triple A player being asked to be a bit more than that. I'm fine with all of them, but of course I would prefer a lineup that had DeJong, Jose Martinez playing.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:55 PM (#5693648)
damnit, Martinez, pitch like you are capable of pitching, we need a shutdown starter, not a guy acting like a typical mid of the rotation pitcher.
   68. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:58 PM (#5693649)
Hahahahahahha. Pull the Bum.
   69. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 09:58 PM (#5693650)
The cards have 4 position players in their lineup with OBPs of .295 or lower. Heyward batting second is a first world offense problem. (Cubs top-10 hitters by PA have OPS+es of 97 or higher.)

Just because his contract would be higher than the gdp of most 3rd world countries...doesn't mean I'm going to pretend these 3 hot weeks will make me forget the rest of his time on the Cubs.

What a shitty AB by Russell. I would have PH for Hendricks here.
   70. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5693651)
I like Bumgarner a lot, not least because of his irrationality on the mound. Not close to 100 percent. A lesser pitcher would have gotten bombed that inning.
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5693653)
I would have PH for Hendricks here.


Really? The Cardinals don't actually look good against him, other than the homerun by Ozuna... Martinez drove in a run by piss poor positioning, and a couple of other hits have been luck. It's a 3-3 game but Hendricks is the guy who looks like someone who knows what he is doing, while Carlos is looking like a guy he has talent but keeps getting himself in trouble and lucking his way out of it.

This game should probably be 5-2 right now in favor of the Cubs, but the Cardinals have been luckier than isht.
   72. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5693657)
It's probably going to take me another year or two to completely give up hope on Heyward. It's like Edwin Jackson 2.0. Every AB, I'll rationally know he's going to pop out or ground out moderately sharply to 2B, but my stupid heart will still think "this is where it begins..."
   73. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5693658)
Got distracted while typing...thought it was an inning later.
   74. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5693660)
It's probably going to take me another year or two to completely give up hope on Heyward.

You're the only one in that boat. Good luck with all that.
   75. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5693663)
You're the only one in that boat. Good luck with all that.


Yeah, the Edwin Jackson "But his FIP!" boat was pretty lonely, too.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:19 PM (#5693664)
wtf Fowler???
   77. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5693666)
I hate relief pitchers.
   78. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5693667)
And it's not like Alexander is being careful with good hitters. He just can't find the strike zone.

Fortunately, Hunter Pence stuck himself out.
   79. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM (#5693668)
Hanson and Panik, too. Danke!
   80. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM (#5693669)
ian happs entire major league resume is basically how he beats up the Cardinals. (well us, the Reds and the Pirates)
   81. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5693670)
I think Happ has moved into 3rd on the Cubs in OPS. Maybe time to move him out of the 8 hole.
   82. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5693673)
Red Sox lose 1-0 to Mariners - it's 1968 all over again - and the streaking Yankees extend their lead in the All-Important Loss Column™ to 4 games.
   83. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:41 PM (#5693675)
Gotta love the M's.
   84. Walt Davis Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:45 PM (#5693676)
Interesting decision to use Rosario here over one of the more vet relievers. Especially given he actually pitched a bit yesterday.
   85. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:48 PM (#5693678)
I guess he's the loogy now with duensing struggling. The k/bb rates aren't great, but he looks good - his stuff is decent, and it seems like he doesn't give up hard contact.
   86. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5693679)
Wade LeBlanc?

Maybe Dipoto knows what he's doing.
   87. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5693680)
Two more 1-0 games today.
ATL vs SD & SEA vs BOS

There have been 29 1-0 games this season and it's only June 16.

There were 29 1-0 games ALL of last season.
   88. Brian C Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5693681)
I feel like I used to think that Smoltz was a good TV analyst, but the last couple times I've watched a game he was doing, I've thought he was nigh unbearable. He's become a Pontificator instead of an analyst, not really focusing on the actual game so much and instead deciding that he must share his Very Serious Opinion on whatever random topic comes up. He's as bad as bored Bob Costas.
   89. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:56 PM (#5693683)
CArpenter does not seem to be all that great at 1B.
   90. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693684)
Oh my. That was improbable.
   91. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693685)
Hahahaha.
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693686)
Yep, the Cubs are stomping the crap out of the Cardinals, and Heyward who shouldn't be batting 2nd, just gave them a 3 run lead.
   93. Jess Franco Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693687)
Great glove stop by Turner, but he unnecessarily rushed the throw. Giants still breathing in the ninth down two.
   94. Brian C Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693688)
Heyward is just trolling us all now. But, in a good way.
   95. Kiko Sakata Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5693689)
So, this Jason Heyward thing. It's still a thing. How about that!
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5693691)
CArpenter does not seem to be all that great at 1B.


He's good to very good at second, he's average to slightly above average at first, and sucks at third.. but the moving around frequently does take a bit getting used too, he really hasn't played much first this year.

having said that, he is changing a bit, he's having a good year at third this year, but that could be sample size as much as reality.
   97. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5693693)
I think that Heyward is realistically a 110 ops+ hitter who just hasn't played that well as a Cub.
   98. Walt Davis Posted: June 16, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5693694)
#85 ... for sure he's been pitching well and I'm wondering if Joe is starting to have faith in him and shifting his usage accordingly.

#88 ... that was for TBS yeah? And largely in the studio? Or am I misremembering that? Now on Fox and the color guy, I suspect he's been told to talk a lot, talk authoritatively, probably be more traditions.
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 11:03 PM (#5693696)
Cardinals about to have their longest losing streak of the season, four games. And considering how idiotic our fan base is, they will demand the head of Matheny, Mozeliak and whoever is actually the gm of the team (I know his last name starts with a G, but that is about it)
   100. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2018 at 11:04 PM (#5693697)
you have to be kidding me... stupid ass play.
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