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Saturday, March 31, 2018

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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:13 AM (#5646124)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. bunyon Posted: March 31, 2018 at 07:41 AM (#5646126)
Joe Panik out front to the early MVP lead.
   3. bunyon Posted: March 31, 2018 at 07:47 AM (#5646128)
Zonk:

From the last chatter but posted late:

Pretty sure lists of perfect games used to be unofficial, that is, MLB didn't keep such lists. Then they decided to make an official list but had to create all sorts of "rules". And, so, Shore got tossed. As did a lot of no-hitters.

So, no, Shore is not credited with a perfect game. Nor is Haddix or Martinez, both of whom threw 9 perfect innings. Nor is Galaragga who did as well.
   4. spycake Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:27 AM (#5646149)
Just wanted to share this amazing site:

http://baseball.theater

Very nicely arranged video highlight links (ad-free!), scores and box scores.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 12:23 PM (#5646171)
Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

As the Yankees give vet Brett Gardner a day off, their lineup today features Aaron Judge in CF and Giancarlo Stanton in RF:
Walker DH
Judge CF
Stanton RF
Gregorius SS
Sanchez C
Drury 3B
McKinney LF
Austin 1B
Wade 2B
Sabathia SP

I don't see the urgency of giving Brett Gardner a day off after all of two regular season games, and against a right-handed pitcher even. The Yankees have an off day Tuesday - 5 games into the season. Unless Gardner is nursing a minor injury, I don't get the sudden need to baby him while CF options Hicks, Ellsbury & Frazier are all out. Judge will probably be OK, not great, out there, but if you just want to see if he can play there in the event of a true emergency, there are exhibition games & drills for that.
   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 31, 2018 at 12:48 PM (#5646176)
Just wanted to share this amazing site:
http://baseball.theater
Oh, my goodness. It's glorious. Thank you for this.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:11 PM (#5646182)
It looks like someone else is wearing deGrom's jersey. Where is his hair?
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:29 PM (#5646186)
Wacha having problems in the first inning, that seems to be a trend for him, but no way should Jay Bruce have been able to score on that hit, both throws were weak.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:37 PM (#5646189)
Jose Martinez with a scorching 45foot dribble for another base hit.... Guy may not be a good defender, but manages to find hits.
   10. Perry Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:42 PM (#5646190)
Don't know if this was mentioned here in the last couple of days, but McCarver just said that baseball set a record for most strikeouts Thursday -- more K's per game (19.something) than any day in major league history, with a minimum of 12 games played (so really since 1969, I guess).
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:49 PM (#5646194)
(so really since 1969, I guess)


It's pretty unlikely that there was a rate that high prior to 1969, so more than likely a "real" record.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:53 PM (#5646196)
I missed it, but the Cardinals made a minor trade today, Josh Lucas (who I thought could be something decent for a few years) to the A's for Casey Meisner. Not a big deal, but still it happened.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5646198)
DeGrom looking sharp his first three innings. Frazier looking pretty good also. Nice play. Cardinals have yet to get the ball out of the infield.
   14. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5646199)
deGrom is still the Met pitcher I trust the most. Thor has more talent but deGrom is still the guy I'd want on the mound for a must win game.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5646200)
I think Carpenter was safe, but McCarver and the Cardinals seemed to think he was out. (not sure how that bunt can be called "not a sacrifice") ---- they changed it now, but originally man on first, Carpenter bunts the ball and they originally called it not a sacrifice. Yes it was a good bunt, but still it was a sacrifice with the hope to get a hit.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5646201)
Jose Martinez up to bat, so we all know what the result is going to be, another base hit. :)

deGrom is still the Met pitcher I trust the most.


Oops, I made a mistake in 13, I didn't realize he doesn't capitalize the first initial. I just assumed Fsmw was making a mistake when they listed it as deGrom.... but apparently that is the way it's spelled.
   17. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:16 PM (#5646202)
Just wanted to share this amazing site:
http://baseball.theater


Oh, my goodness. It's glorious. Thank you for this.

Thirded. Beats the mlb site by a mile.
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:17 PM (#5646203)
Cardinals entire offense so far this early into the season has been pretty much Molina and Martinez. (Cardinals have 9 hits so far this season, 7 of them by those two)

McCarver thinks Franco is a deserved hofer....
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:22 PM (#5646205)
Matt Adams 1st-inning 3-run HR for Nationals. Lots of empty seats in Cincinnati.
   20. JJ1986 Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:23 PM (#5646206)
That'll do.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5646208)
At least that helped out my fantasy team.... ugh 3-1 Mess.
   22. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:26 PM (#5646209)
McCarver thinks Franco is a deserved hofer....


Julio, John, or Francisco?
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:29 PM (#5646211)
John, he talked about his career with the Reds and Mets.
   24. Perry Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5646212)
I thought he was talking about Terry Francona, he mentioned the first Sox championship since 1918 and taking the Indians to game 7. Or did he talk about both of them and I missed the Franco talk?
   25. Perry Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5646213)
Votto messing with some scouting reports, he swung at the first pitch 3 times yesterday and the first AB today. And has 2 hits.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:46 PM (#5646214)
I thought he was talking about Terry Francona, he mentioned the first Sox championship since 1918 and taking the Indians to game 7. Or did he talk about both of them and I missed the Franco talk?


Possible I was only half listening because it was McCarver, but I thought it was Franco...he said Reds (but it might have been Red Sox) but since this is a Mets game, I had assumed he was talking about someone affiliated with them.

McCarver just pisses me off too much listening to him, he's become full on Abe Simpson in my opinion and listening to him on a broadcast just angers me. So I'll half listen, but he has gone from being a breath of fresh air when he first started on Cardinal broadcast, with well researched reports and a strong head for numbers, to a grumpy old man, tilting at windmills.... And Mclaughlin loves being Jon Miller to McCarver's Joe Morgan (and it's a reason why Miller sucked on national broadcasts.... him intentionally making Joe Morgan go full blown retard is not something that I can easily forgive, and Mclaughlin is no Miller so it's even less forgivable)
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5646218)
Frazier makes a good play, bad throw, and it's funny watching it, when he fielded it I was hoping that it would be ruled foul, then after the wild throw I was glad that it wasn't ruled foul.

Now Mclaughlin is wounding up McCarver on analytics....
   28. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 02:58 PM (#5646219)
Emily Litella posts here? Who knew?
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:00 PM (#5646220)
I actually liked the stat that Mclaughlin just brought up, it's not a national stat or anything, just about the series "when a leadoff man reaches base, he usually scores......in this series, the leadoff man has reached base 9 times and came around to score 6 times."
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:03 PM (#5646221)
deGrom seems to be on a strict pitch count right now, pulled middle of the sixth(two outs) just as he goes over 100 pitches, even though he's pitching well still. (and by well... I mean quite good, back to back strikeouts to Carpenter and Ozuna before he was pulled)
   31. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5646222)
Gsellman 4 batters faced so far this year, four strikeouts.
   32. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:08 PM (#5646224)
A Bryce Harper SF and a Trea Turner solo HR have added 2 runs to the Nationals lead, 5-0. Strasburg looking pretty good, too.
   33. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:14 PM (#5646227)
Adrian Gonzalez with the first TOOTBLAN of 2018 (maybe?) trying to go first to third. He wouldn't have made it if he was 24.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5646228)
Adrian Gonzalez with the first TOOTBLAN of 2018 (maybe?) trying to go first to third. He wouldn't have made it if he was 24.


Dangit, was doing the dishes and missed that entire half inning, it would have been nice to see if Norris is worth having on the roster, by the look of the play by play, it doesn't seem like it so far.
   35. Lassus Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:18 PM (#5646229)
I will also chime in from painting my house to chide Gonzalez for that stupidity.

   36. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5646230)
8 out of the Cardinals 11 hits have been by Molina or Martinez... (DeJong makes it 8 out of 12)
   37. JJ1986 Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5646231)
The Mets would have had first and second with the pitcher coming up to bunt.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5646232)
McCarver railing on the Mess letting Gselman(sp) bat for himself. (and then he flips to rail on Wong attempted bunt. "wth is going on here...why would you do that.")
   39. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:29 PM (#5646233)
I'm counting almost 30 seconds between pitches for Swarzak.
   40. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:29 PM (#5646234)
Another Bryce Harper SF makes it 6-1 Nationals. Adam Eaton is 3-3 today; still moving just a bit carefully, but it looks like last season's knee injury hasn't affected his hitting.
   41. JJ1986 Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5646235)
McCarver railing on the Mess letting Gselman(sp) bat for himself.
The Mets bullpen ran out of gas after like 2 weeks last April because they kept using the same guys every game. I like trying to get some length out of the relievers.
   42. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5646237)
Gselman(sp)

Gazelleman.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5646238)
The Mets bullpen ran out of gas after like 2 weeks last April because they kept using the same guys every game. I like trying to get some length out of the relievers.


I agree, the Mess had a 4-1 lead already, why would you pull the guy who only faced one batter, simply because he came up to bat?
   44. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:46 PM (#5646240)
Any idea WTF Tommy P. Ham was doing there, cfb?
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:48 PM (#5646242)
Any idea WTF Tommy P. Ham was doing there, cfb?


It's being theorized that Ozuna has an undisclosed arm issue. He made a throw in spring training that was like ten bounces to the plate.
   46. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5646243)
Holy cow, maybe the Mess can make it to the Playoffs after all.
Who'd have thunk it ?!

ThunkDoinkKlonk
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5646244)
Right now the only people on the Cardinals I want to see at the plate is Martinez and Molina.
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:51 PM (#5646245)
If Ozuna has an arm issue, I'm pretty sure it's now disclosed.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:53 PM (#5646246)
....and Matt Carpenter(who tore it up in spring training)
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5646247)
If Ozuna has an arm issue, I'm pretty sure it's now disclosed.


Yep, the Cardinal announcers were like... "maybe he's wearing that sleeve because of the arm." and even McCarver seems to think it's likely that he might have been wrong to criticize Pham for that play if there is an arm issue(since he didn't participate in spring training games, he's trusting McLaughlin)
   51. JJ1986 Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:57 PM (#5646250)
The Mets are having a lot of problems with Jose Martinez.
   52. Lassus Posted: March 31, 2018 at 03:58 PM (#5646251)
Mets pitcher hurt!
   53. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM (#5646252)
Holy cow, maybe the Mess can make it to the Playoffs after all.
Who'd have thunk it ?!


Looks like another Subway Series is a mortal lock. Only 168 games to go, assuming Les Mess hang on today.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM (#5646253)
The Mets are having a lot of problems with Jose Martinez.


Baseball is having a lot of problems with him, sure it's a short career so far, but he hit .384 in AAA, and currently has a .322 career batting average in the majors (yes only ~300 at bats, but he hasn't been beaten by pitchers at the major league level yet)
   55. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5646257)
Reds score 2 in 6th, but Adam Eaton leads off 7th with HR. He's 4-4 today, and if completely healthy one of his two doubles would likely have been a triple, giving him The Cycle. 7-3 Nationals.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:18 PM (#5646261)
McCarver just accidentally pointed out something about the rest of this season that might be an issue. Jose Martinez can hit, but he's not a good fielder and it's probably going to limit the number of chances that Molina has at picking off runners on first.... (he's second all time behind Irod 90 vs 62.... he probably wasn't going to take this record, but it's going to be hurt by having a guy not quite that good at first)
   57. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5646264)
Yankee left fielder Billy McKinney out of game after hitting his head on outfield wall while attempting leaping catch. Similar to what gave Clint Frazier a concussion; maybe somewhat precautionary, he stayed in for 1 play, which he made, although he put his hands on knees after. Gardner in LF - leaving Judge in CF. I'd flip-flop them.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:30 PM (#5646265)
Gyorko has hit 50 homeruns over the past two seasons, and can't even make the starting lineup (and this is after he posted incredible defensive numbers at third last year.... second best defensive season among third baseman last year)
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5646268)
Cardinals on pace for a record 0-162 season....
   60. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:42 PM (#5646269)
The A's outfield might be terrible. That's already three singles that have been turned into extra-base hits because outfielders have let balls skip past them in less than three full games.
   61. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:45 PM (#5646270)
Nationals Adam Eaton adds 2-run single, giving him a 5-5 day with 3 RBI & 4 runs. 9-3.
   62. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 31, 2018 at 04:51 PM (#5646271)
So far...
A single turned into a triple
A single turned into a double
Two wild pitches
An error on a possible DP that allows a run to score

A rough first three innings for the A's. The Angels reaping gifts, up 3-0.
   63. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 31, 2018 at 05:33 PM (#5646277)
Pujols with an RBI double to go with his RBI single earlier. Now just one RBI behind Jimmy Foxx for #9 on the all-time list.
   64. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: March 31, 2018 at 05:45 PM (#5646280)
Yankee left fielder Billy McKinney out of game after hitting his head on outfield wall while attempting leaping catch. Similar to what gave Clint Frazier a concussion; maybe somewhat precautionary, he stayed in for 1 play, which he made, although he put his hands on knees after. Gardner in LF - leaving Judge in CF. I'd flip-flop them.


According to RAB it's a "left AC joint shoulder sprain".

X-rays negative.
   65. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5646287)
Tyler Austin's 2 HRs are just about all of the Yankees offense today; tied 3-3 with Blue Jays. Adam Warren out after comebacker rifled off his ankle. #Injuries Piling Up
   66. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:34 PM (#5646294)
At Marlins Cubs now. Roof open, about 74 degrees. As bad as the new management has been competitive wise, I applaud their willingness to open the roof when appropriate, something Loria would never do
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:36 PM (#5646297)
Pujols with an RBI double to go with his RBI single earlier. Now just one RBI behind Jimmy Foxx for #9 on the all-time list.


This is the thing, Pujols may no longer be a great hitter, but he's going to be playing for the Angels, so they should market his milestones.
   68. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:39 PM (#5646299)
Betances is a tire-fire right now. He should be the 8th man out of the pen.
   69. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:40 PM (#5646300)
Warren x-rays negative. Also per RAB.
   70. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: March 31, 2018 at 06:53 PM (#5646307)
#Injuries Piling Up


Should be okay ... they've got plenty of arms to bring up ... running a bit thin in the OF ... though Wade can play there in a pinch and Taco is due off the DL on Thursday.
   71. Andere Richtingen Posted: March 31, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5646317)
That had some distance on it in Miami.
   72. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 31, 2018 at 08:08 PM (#5646325)
That Krys Bryant any good ? He lost the game for the Cubtards last night !
Hope he is back to normal 2day !
   73. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 31, 2018 at 08:09 PM (#5646327)
http://baseball.theater/
is even worse than that FOX sports MLB !

How can anyone seriously like that crap ?!
   74. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 31, 2018 at 08:24 PM (#5646331)
How can anyone seriously like that crap ?!


Probably those 4 yellow retards in Miami !
   75. Ziggy's screen name Posted: March 31, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5646339)
Huh, looks like the Russians are spamming Omnichatter.
   76. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: March 31, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5646345)
Mets pitcher hurt!


DRINK!
   77. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:04 PM (#5646350)
Can someone give me a reason not to dislike Vince Velasquez? There's the old saw about the million dollar arm attached to a 10 cent brain but VV was shorted 9 cents in the brain department. I can't think of a pitcher who got less out of his God given talent.
   78. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5646352)
Can someone give me a reason not to dislike Vince Velasquez? There's the old saw about the million dollar arm attached to a 10 cent brain but VV was shorted 9 cents in the brain department. I can't think of a pitcher who got less out of his God given talent.

Dellin Betances is trying very hard to match him.
   79. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5646353)
Billy McKinney to the DL; Yankees recall third baseman Miguel Andujar. No remaining healthy outfielders on the 40-man roster, so the best available bat is the move. Can DH while Stanton is in OF, or play third if Drury is pressed into outfield service. Situation manageable if no more injuries.
   80. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5646355)
Cubs should probably not be having this much trouble with the Marlins.
   81. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 31, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5646357)
Charlie Blackmon's second homer of the night (and third of the young season) gives the Rox a 2-1 lead in the eighth at Arizona.
   82. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 31, 2018 at 11:40 PM (#5646372)
Did Maeda get hurt or is this just baseball in 2018? 5 IP, 10 K, no runs, 1 walk, 5 hits, 90 pitches, and he doesn't evens start the sixth?
   83. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 31, 2018 at 11:53 PM (#5646376)
Exciting 10th inning, but otherwise a tedious game. 3.5 hours to play 9 innings. Heyward looked terrific. Happ looked hopeless. Darvish was just bad.
   84. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 01, 2018 at 12:37 AM (#5646393)
Did Maeda get hurt or is this just baseball in 2018? 5 IP, 10 K, no runs, 1 walk, 5 hits, 90 pitches, and he doesn't evens start the sixth?


Apparently Maeda hurt himself while batting/running the bases. From the LA Times:

"Kenta Maeda spun five scoreless innings. He struck out 10. He showed signs of discomfort with his back in his final inning. Any issue with Maeda would only add to an already busy opening weekend.

At the plate, Maeda made the last out of the fourth. He grounded out to second base. Maeda winced as he ran down the line.

In the fifth, Maeda looked uncomfortable during his warmups. He thumped his fist against his back. He rotated his torso to loosen up. During the inning, he waved off a visit from manager Dave Roberts. Maeda finished his outing by striking out McCutchen with a slider. He had thrown 90 pitches, and the Dodgers would push him no further."

On the plus side of things, he's using Perfume's "Infinite Future" as his music, which is great.
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 01:44 PM (#5646466)
DeJong doing what he does, gives the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead.
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 01:51 PM (#5646470)
DeJong has a total of 5 homeruns in his short career against the Mets... he's played against the Mets a total of 10 games(counting this one) (14 hits, 39 at bats/plate appearances) 4 doubles, 5 homeruns, for a line of .359/.359/.744/1.102 against them so far in just 10 games...obviously small sample size thing, but still it's nice to see some guys doing something positive.
   87. Lassus Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:01 PM (#5646471)
I had no idea Matz was even starting the season. I actually thought he was injured.
   88. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:02 PM (#5646472)
Double by Yankees clean-up hitter Didi Gregorius drives in Stanton; 1-1 in Toronto. Outfield assist by Aaron Judge, nailing Russell Martin at the plate earlier.

EDIT: Single by Walker drives in Didi; 2-1.

SECOND EDIT: Brandon Drury HR makes it 4-1! Stroman may have exhausted himself pitching to Judge & Stanton to start the inning.
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:04 PM (#5646473)
McCarver is shocked and dismayed that Keith Hernandez wrote a book, which talks about his time with the Cardinals and not the Mets.... I mean he was pretty flabberghasted that anyone would talk about that time instead of his Mets time.
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:05 PM (#5646474)
seriously poor camera work by fsmw on that stolen base by Pham.
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:07 PM (#5646476)
Ozuna with his first Cardinal hit.... nice rbi double.
   92. perros Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:09 PM (#5646477)

Stroman may have exhausted himself pitching to Judge & Stanton to start the inning

Nope, Gregorius has blossomed into a superb hitter, and the Yanks picked up Walker and Drury for chump change.

Weep, Yankee haters.
   93. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5646478)
Matz is really fighting it today. Deep counts, lack of control, not an impressive game.
   94. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:17 PM (#5646479)
How ####### dumb is it that Atlanta, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Colorado, Arizona and San Diego don't have scheduled games on a Sunday? This scheduling format's the pits.
   95. JJ1986 Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5646480)
Matz is not long for this game.
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5646481)
I know people around here don't think that Yadier has a real chance of making it into the Hall of fame, but it seems more and more likely to me, that it is almost inevitable now. Whether it's deserved or not is up to debate, but it does feel like the baseball world seems to think it's going to happen. Of course as I've said on other candidates like him, just because people are saying future hofer now, doesn't mean they will still say the same thing, 5 years after he retires...


But Yadier is going to add another piece to his hof argument, as he'll be the leader all time in games caught for one franchise. Whether that matters or not is up to debate, When he retires he'll be in the top 4 all time in games caught, but it's not like the top ten list is dominated with hofers (Irod, Fisk, Boone, Carter, Kendall, Pena, Ausmus, Pierzynski, Sundberg, Al Lopez)

Yadier makes it 3-1...
   97. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5646484)
Jose Martinez is something like 6'8" and is new to the job at first base, but he really needs to learn to stretch towards the throw, there was no reason for that to be called safe.
   98. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:40 PM (#5646485)
Similar Batters through Age 34 for Yadier Molina:
A.J. Pierzynski (915.5)
Bill Freehan (860.9)
Jason Kendall (854.5)
Tony Pena (849.8)
Benito Santiago (847.3)
Ramon Hernandez (843.2)
Orlando Cabrera (840.5)
Tim McCarver (838.8)
Russell Martin (837.1)
Terry Kennedy (834.6)

Tough argument for a guy with less than 40 WAR. Couple of good years may give his HoF candidacy a different feel, but that's asking a lot at his age.
   99. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: April 01, 2018 at 02:55 PM (#5646488)
First up in the Joe-Girardi-Memorial-Nickname-Merry-Go-Round ... GREENE-Y!

Nice job!
   100. cardsfanboy Posted: April 01, 2018 at 03:02 PM (#5646490)
Tough argument for a guy with less than 40 WAR. Couple of good years may give his HoF candidacy a different feel, but that's asking a lot at his age.


Note, I'm not actually making that argument, but there hasn't been a broadcast, local or national, which features Yadier in the past year and a half or so, that didn't say "future hofer"....

I've made an argument before that players who play for one organization have a bit of an advantage over equivalent players who jumped around organizations. And I think that can be doubly said for defensive first players, and maybe even triply said for catchers, when it comes to hof future arguments.

His war is going to kill him, he'll probably retire with around 45 war(assuming his comment about retiring at the end of his contract is true).... at the same time, based upon game calling data that is being worked out, and pitch framing, both of which Yadier is considered good at, it's very likely that 10 years from now, Yadier's 37 war as of right now, will be adjusted to around 47 or more(or 55 overrall) .... (and many of the names on the list of 98 will also see somewhat similar increase---Russell Martin, Tony Pena being the two most obvious)
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