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Thursday, May 18, 2017

OMNICHATTER forgives, but does not forget, for May 18, 2017

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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 18, 2017 at 01:00 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 18, 2017 at 01:02 PM (#5458519)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Bote Man Posted: May 18, 2017 at 01:31 PM (#5458575)
Continuing the "pitching away from the shift" thread: with an 0-2 count the Pirates move the SS over to the 2B hole while 3B Josh Harrison moves to the SS hole. Glasnow pitches a nice curveball to the outside edge*, Harper whacks it off the end of the bat right over the SS hole thus defeating the shift. The only saving grace was Harrison's incredible leap that allowed him to catch it for out #3 to end the inning, otherwise Harper's standing on first base.

* Glasnow started off Bryce with the exact same curveball on the outside edge which drew a swing and a miss. I don't think Glasnow missed with the 3rd pitch, either.
   3. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:29 PM (#5458660)
Ervin Santana doesn't have it today.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:33 PM (#5458667)
Meanwhile, German Marquez, the Rockies rookie who shut out the Cubs for eight innings his last time out, has shut out the Twins through four innings today.
   5. Brian C Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:44 PM (#5458679)
Javier Baez now has three career hits with the bases loaded (out of 14 AB) and they'll all homers.
   6. Andere Richtingen Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:45 PM (#5458682)
Last time I saw a launch angle like Baez's home run was at Cape Canaveral.
   7. Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:57 PM (#5458699)
Meanwhile, German Marquez, the Rockies rookie who shut out the Cubs for eight innings his last time out, has shut out the Twins through four innings today.

I believe it. His stuff that Cubs game was fantastic.
   8. Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:58 PM (#5458702)
Javier Baez now has three career hits with the bases loaded (out of 14 AB) and they'll all homers.

2 are against the Reds; one in the first inning and one in the 15th inning.
   9. Brian C Posted: May 18, 2017 at 03:01 PM (#5458707)
Well sure. I think about 90% of the homers the Cubs have hit over the last two years have been against the Reds.
   10. salvomania Posted: May 18, 2017 at 03:10 PM (#5458726)
I'm still pissed off at the horrible strike zone of Jeff Kellogg last night during the Red Sox-Cardinals game.

I know terrible-quality umpiring is a fact of life and something you have to accept, apparently, if you're going to enjoy watching major-league baseball (and I can normally adopt exactly that attitude) but to have it so dramatically affect a game in the late innings and turn what seemed to be a victory into a maddening loss is still frustrating. And I'm not even the one playing the game---I can only imagine how Trevor Rosenthal, and to a lesser extent Randal Grichuk, felt at the time. Rosenthal's putaway pitch to Pedroia is almost a PERFECT strike three, in the zone the entire way, and the pitch to Grichuk started way outside and low, and never came near the strike zone.

If you're curious about how justified my whining might be, check out the sixth (Pedroia "ball 4") and eighth (Grichuk "strike 3") GIFs on this page.
   11. Bote Man Posted: May 18, 2017 at 03:29 PM (#5458747)
Javier Baez now has three career hits with the bases loaded (out of 14 AB) and they'll all homers.

There's a name for that.

The Nationals pitchers today simply did not have it and the Nats fielders are over it. They look like they REALLY want to go drinking ASAP.
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 18, 2017 at 03:50 PM (#5458782)
Marquez was pulled after five innings, having thrown 101 pitches but allowed just one run. Marquez' five starts this year:

4 IP, 8 R
6 IP, 0 R
6 IP, 5 R
8 IP, 0 R
5 IP, 1 R

So I guess some days he has it, and some days he doesn't.
   13. Brian C Posted: May 18, 2017 at 03:51 PM (#5458786)
In each of his last two starts, Lester has just missed hitting a homer himself. He's probably the best-hitting bad hitter (for a pitcher) I've ever seen - he consistently looks like he has decent control of the bat but just rarely gets any good results.
   14. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5458822)
If you're curious about how justified my whining might be, check out the sixth (Pedroia "ball 4") and eighth (Grichuk "strike 3") GIFs on this page.


No, those were both terrible, and inexcusable. Particularly the pitch to Pedroia.... Cheer up, the Giants are coming to town.
   15. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 18, 2017 at 05:20 PM (#5458909)
Duensing isn't even a serviceable mop-up man.
   16. Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist Posted: May 18, 2017 at 05:59 PM (#5458933)
10 - Cubs have 55 HRs against the Reds in 2016-2017.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: May 18, 2017 at 06:06 PM (#5458938)
I'm still pissed off at the horrible strike zone of Jeff Kellogg last night during the Red Sox-Cardinals game


At the game, and from my seats on the third base side and about 250 away, it was a horrible strike zone..... :)

Pedroia had the balls to complain in his next at bat about a strike call. (and hometown eyes and all, but that Grichuk call looked horrible from the stadium.)
   18. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: May 18, 2017 at 06:23 PM (#5458950)
Eric Sogard is 4-4 with a walk today and is hitting .462/.588/1.077 in 17 PA this year. If he keeps this up, that's a career year...
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2017 at 07:42 PM (#5458994)
A-Rod making his color analyst debut tonight on FS-1 for the Yankees @ Royals.
   20. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 07:44 PM (#5458995)
Standings are pretty meaningless in May, but not too many would have predicted Milwaukee to be leading the Central at 24-18. Or a Rockies-Twins doubleheader to be a battle of first-place teams.
   21. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 07:52 PM (#5458998)
It'll be interesting to see how ARod fares in retirement. He seems pretty laid back in interviews, and I've liked his studio work. He's a cut above your typical jock in terms of intelligence and interests, and the ego to handle dating someone like J.Lo. Or his colleagues presenting him with a fake tabloid cover of her with Pete Rose.

Real Yankee or not, I like the guy.
   22. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 18, 2017 at 08:07 PM (#5459004)
Rockies-Twins doubleheader to be a battle of first-place teams.


Bwaa, haa, haa. Next you'll tell me the Americans elected Donald Trump as president and the Cubs will have won the world series!
   23. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 08:24 PM (#5459019)
Danny Duffy makes the Yanks look sick in thr first -- three Ks on 12 pitches, only one of which they put a bat on.
   24. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: May 18, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5459026)
Berrios looking awfully good. 7 K's through 4.
   25. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5459036)
Failure to turn a double play bites Jordan Montgomery and the Yankees in the second. 2-0 Royals.
   26. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:16 PM (#5459053)
Berrios looking awfully good. 7 K's through 4.


Up to 10 K's now through 7. Berrios' slider is unhittable, almost Carlton-esque.
   27. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:24 PM (#5459059)
Duffy pitches out of a little jam in the fourth with some great pitches to Castro and Judge after 3-1 counts to both.

At least they made him work a little.
   28. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5459071)
Duffy out of another jam in the fifth. Still only down 2-0.
   29. Franco American Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5459076)
Moustakes three-run homer. 5-0 Royals. Three of those runs off walks.

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