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OMNICHATTER has a thirst for vengeance and a hunger for justice! for July 10, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 10, 2018 at 12:17 PM | 93 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 10, 2018 at 12:22 PM (#5707700)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: July 10, 2018 at 05:45 PM (#5708018)

Tim Healey
‏Verified account @timbhealey
2h2 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard will start Friday vs. Nationals, as long as his bullpen tomorrow goes fine.
   3. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:13 PM (#5708044)
Let's go Yankees (Grinders) !
   4. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:35 PM (#5708055)
Tanaka is spared, barely, from giving up yet another homer.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:36 PM (#5708056)
Schoop "HR" changed to double after replay showed it hit top of wall and stayed in park. Left fielder Gardner, who was closest, seems to have got it wrong, too, based on his reaction, but replay was clear.

EDIT: Tanaka keeps the run off the board. 0-0, after 2.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5708057)
Rays announce site for new stadium. Seems worthy of its own thread, but going with a non-retractable dome seems like repeating a previous mistake, although that might be all they think they can afford. Money issues yet to be addressed.
   7. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5708058)
The 30,842-seat stadium would be the smallest in Major League Baseball and would be covered by a fully enclosed and translucent roof, not a retractable dome.


Jurassic Park !
   8. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5708060)
Some interesting defensive stats on Miggy Andujar from Mike Axisa over at RAB today:


The way people talked about Andujar’s defense coming into the season, you’d have thought he was a total butcher at the hot corner. That is most certainly not the case. His hands are good and his arm is very strong and accurate. Andujar’s transfer can be slow, which is something that has to be cleaned up, otherwise the skills are there for a strong defensive third baseman. And yet, among the 21 players with 500+ innings at third base:

DRS: -12 (Maikel Franco is second worst at -9)
UZR: -6.8 (Evan Longoria is next worst at -4.6)
Total Zone: -16 (better than only Colin Moran’s -19)

Yikes. The defensive stats hate Andujar. It’s a small sample size, of course. Truth be told we need several years of data before defensive numbers become reliable. The early returns are scary though. They rate Andujar as basically the worst defensive third baseman in the game today. He has no trouble fielding the ball and his throws are fine, so what gives? It’s his range.

The individual components of UZR say Andujar’s arm and ability to avoid errors are basically league average, which matches the eye test, I think. The range component is far below average, however. Inside Edge data says Andujar makes basically nothing but routine plays. Here is the breakdown:

Routine (90-100%): 96.9%
Likely (60-90%): 62.5%
Even (40-60%): 0.0%
Unlikely (10-40%): 0.0%
Remote (1-10%): 0.0%
Impossible (0%): 0.0%

Andujar has had no trouble making “routine” plays, which are batted balls that are turned into outs 90-100% of the time league-wide. His conversion rate is on the low end of the scale for “likely” plays, and he’s done nothing below that. Batted balls that are turned into outs 0-60% of the time around the league have been turned into an out 0% of the time by Andujar. Yikes.




RAB
   9. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:05 PM (#5708062)
Yikes. The defensive stats hate Andujar. It’s a small sample size, of course.


He has a great name, a nice smile and hits nicely. Give that dude a break, he came by ship from Cuba and was almost eaten by multiple sharks for like 5 weeks.
   10. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:10 PM (#5708064)
Andrew Cashner dominating the Yankees, because of course.
   11. Jay Seaver Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:11 PM (#5708065)
Five runs for the Red Sox this inning so far, almost entirely on doubles to the triangle, and you'd usually figure on one of them finding a glove.
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5708066)
Down 5:1 at Fenway... HOW WILL THE RANGERS COME BACK AND WIN THIS ONE ? They won't.
   13. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5708067)
Give that dude a break, he came by ship from Cuba and was almost eaten by multiple sharks for like 5 weeks.


Maybe the sharks just ate his range ...
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5708068)
my self-immolating Mets pal has this gem of a tweet tonight:

The commercial in between innings promoted no fees on Mets tickets for the rest of the season. I think there should be no cost for the rest of the year. Refund the money of anyone who bought a ticket and advance and let people parade through for free. It's only fair.

..........

(me: what could go wrong?)
   15. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5708069)
Phew, just checking in, see all-stars Moreland and Martinez doing their thing with potential all-star Benintendi pushing up his average to nearly .300 with his 24th double of the year.

As Jay mentioned above, 5 runs in the inning, now up 5-1 and going for win number 8 in a row.

Beeks on the bump for the Sox now. What happened to Valazquez?
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5708070)
They should just put Cry-Scene tape around Citi-Field and draw a prone fielder on the infield grass, with his arms and legs sticking out at weird angles.



   17. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5708071)
Reggie Cleveland All-Star Jalen Beeks on to pitch for the Red Sox.
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5708073)
And Andujar throws like a madman.

Maybe he reads along here, while playing 3B for the Grinders...
   19. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:24 PM (#5708074)
Like I said, the Yankees should just trade for Machado and try to bash their way to the title. No available pitching is going to help this staff. And they are getting dominated by Andrew Cashner.
   20. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5708075)
Jalen Beeks, not too effective so far...
   21. Jay Seaver Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:26 PM (#5708076)
Beeks on the bump for the Sox now. What happened to Valazquez?


It's a bullpen game, apparently - Velazquez hasn't been stretched out recently, and given that Beeks's last start was not good, I guess Cora figures it can't hurt to hope a good start by Velazquez makes the Rangers play from behind. Seems to have worked so far.
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:26 PM (#5708077)
I don't know what is MORE chicken tenders... Rothchild or Tanaka.
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5708078)
And they are getting dominated by Andrew Cashner.

Oh sweet Jesus !
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5708079)
Well done Tanaka. Only 0:2.
   25. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5708080)
Like I said, the Yankees should just trade for Machado and try to bash their way to the title.


Machado keeps insisting he's a SS only. That's kind of a problem:


The other chief offender is the Orioles’ best player, Manny Machado, who while enjoying his best-ever season at the plate is also en route to the worst defensive season on record. Not just his own worst defensive season—the worst for any player, at any position (positional adjustments aside). Machado has already reached negative-20 DRS this year—that’s the second-worst total at any position in 2018, on a list that also includes Jones and Mancini in the bottom five—and is thus on pace to hit nearly negative-40 for the season. Since 2003, the worst single-season DRS total is negative-33, for Matt Kemp in 2010; only six players have gone even 30 runs under.

At his current pace, Machado will likely finish the season providing six-plus wins of offensive value while taking away two-plus wins on defense. The list of previous players who completed that dual feat includes notoriously bat-rich, glove-poor shortstops Hanley Ramírez and Michael Young and then a coterie of corner sluggers largely uninterested in the demands of defense. Machado might think he’s regular-season LeBron James now (in more ways than one).

Machado moved from third base to shortstop this year, but he didn’t bring his range with him. As Mark Simon from Sports Info Solutions, the parent company that oversees DRS, wrote last month, “Most shortstops who are bad at fielding the ball in one area are average or above at fielding balls in the other direction. But Machado is far below average in both,” routinely missing balls to both his left and right.


theringer
   26. Jay Seaver Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5708081)
Mookie Betts bailing Beeks the heck out.
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5708082)
There is nothing to say , about a massacre. potweet

Le Bird !
   28. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:41 PM (#5708083)
Bird ... finally heating up?
   29. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5708084)
Well done Tanaka. Only 0:2.


Clearly, he was luring the birds into a false sense of security against The Bird!
   30. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:46 PM (#5708086)
#obligatorytanakahomerun
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 08:54 PM (#5708087)
Holy Cow, what happened to Chris Davis ? .161 .159 avg ?! Injury ?
   32. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5708088)
Dear Mister Hicks, Baseball can be very cruel and unfair, but don't give in. You can still NOT walk off your team in the 16th inning.
But, you can give them the lead.
   33. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5708089)
Boone hasn't been exactly great at knowing when to take his pitchers out the last two games. But at least GREG BIRD!
   34. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:09 PM (#5708091)
Joey Gallo gives it the home run trot and then has to hustle to make it a double. Might have been a triple with one out.
   35. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5708092)
Rays announce site for new stadium. Seems worthy of its own thread, but going with a non-retractable dome seems like repeating a previous mistake, although that might be all they think they can afford.
It seems like the technically retractable domes in Houston and Miami are very rarely actually retracted, so would it really make all that much of a difference?
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5708093)
Cashner's Ashes, now a major blockbuster on a local online stream service, near you.
   37. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5708094)
Bird vs. Machado...
   38. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5708095)
Good God, Yanks up by 4-3 and Bird's accounted for all 4 runs. Can this be the start of something big?
   39. Jay Seaver Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5708096)
See, that's why the Red Sox were so reluctant to use Swihart as a catcher until one went down - he can actually run a bit.
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5708097)
Romine is so bad, even the umpire doesn't give a strike out of pity.

LOL
   41. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5708098)
Jose's wet dream, Swihart now 2 for 3!
   42. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5708099)
Romine is so bad, even the umpire doesn't give a strike out of pity.


Would that be the Romine with the 125 OPS+?
   43. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:22 PM (#5708100)
Machado moved from third base to shortstop this year, but he didn’t bring his range with him. As Mark Simon from Sports Info Solutions, the parent company that oversees DRS, wrote last month, “Most shortstops who are bad at fielding the ball in one area are average or above at fielding balls in the other direction. But Machado is far below average in both,” routinely missing balls to both his left and right.

Machado's got two great strengths: A lighting quick first step and a howitzer of an arm. Put them together and you've got one of history's greatest third basemen.

But a shortstop who doesn't also have exceptional leg speed after that first step is going to produce a whole lot of PastaDivingMannys.
   44. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:29 PM (#5708102)
Mookie has decided that hitting below .350 stinks, gets another hit.

Red Sox 3rd tier SP pitching tried giving this one away but now it's into the bullpen, 3 run lead should be ok.
   45. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5708104)
Fuuuuuuuugh.
   46. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:31 PM (#5708105)
Well, the glove at SS may be SHIITE, but the bat is the #### ...
   47. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5708106)
So how many times has a team had a homer reduced to a double in replay, and then a few innings later have replay convert a single made into a home run? I'd bet never.
   48. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5708107)
The Orioles only show up to play one team. It's always Buck's World Series.
   49. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:33 PM (#5708108)
soon to be All-star Benintendi with double #25, brings home Mookie for run #8
   50. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:35 PM (#5708110)
JD K's, Moreland draws IBB, world stops spinning...
   51. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:37 PM (#5708111)
Let's go Hicks, do something unsucky !

Good one.
   52. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5708119)
NOT a quality at bat from Andujar there ...
   53. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: July 10, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5708120)
The Reds have scored the most runs in the National League since April 10th.
   54. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5708125)
Good grief, Didi. Base running is not his greatest strength.
   55. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:04 PM (#5708126)
Gregorius looked safe on the replay, but Britton would've struck out Romine anyway. Nobody hits that Britton sinker when he's on.
   56. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM (#5708127)
HOW WILL THE PIRATES LOSE TODAY??

Answer: by trotting out a parade of ineffective pitchers. 5-0 Nats in the 6th after a bunch of hits and 2 consecutive bases-loaded walks spread across 3 different pitchers.

Also, right after I noted that Juan Soto looked like a cat stalking his next meal I saw this tweet:

Michael Clair @michaelsclair
Man, this kid is 19 years old! He shouldn't already be confident enough to stare down pitchers like he's about to eat them for his literal dinner!
   57. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM (#5708128)
Betances has to get the Yanks into the 10th and into the non-Britton part of the Orioles bullpen.
   58. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM (#5708129)
C'mon, Dancin' ... you can't hit him there.
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM (#5708130)
The chant for Yadier in Chicago is very loud(White Sox Chicago)
   60. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5708131)
And Betances hits the 9th place hitter. LOLOLOL.
   61. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5708133)
for his literal dinner!
Let's have a little talk about what words mean, Michael Clair...unless the scouts really missed something about Soto?
   62. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:10 PM (#5708134)
Just let Machado hit the walk off and end my pain.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5708135)
Cardinals just scored three runs without making contact with the ball with a bat. (bases loaded two outs, passed ball-run, advances everyone, walk, wild pitch-run, walk, walk-run.)
   64. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5708136)
More likely is that they'll walk Machado intentionally and then walk Trumbo or Schoop unintentionally.

EDIT: The first part of that's already been accomplished.
   65. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:13 PM (#5708137)
Bad Dellin has reared his ugly head. I don't think he ever really went away.
   66. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5708139)

First Orioles' walkoff win since Opening Day.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5708140)
Now four more runs, this time a ball was put in play... Dexter Fowler with a grand slam to give the Cardinals an 11-2 lead in the 6th.

He needed that, hopefully that is something indicating he might have found his bat.
   68. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5708141)
Ugh, Bird has to make that play.
   69. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5708143)
Can't beat the bad teams and that's the difference in the division. The Yankees have earned whatever fate awaits them.
   70. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5708144)
Now four more runs, this time a ball was put in play... Dexter Fowler with a grand slam to give the Cardinals an 11-2 lead in the 6th.

He needed that, hopefully that is something indicating he might have found his bat.


I had no idea until the other day that he was having such a miserable season. What the hell is going on?
   71. rconn23 Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:19 PM (#5708145)
Only Greg Bird can have 4 RBIs and still be the goat. It just seems like he'll never be able to find favor in a Yankees uniform.
   72. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5708148)
Let's have a little talk about what words mean, Michael Clair...unless the scouts really missed something about Soto?

I don't know...you really had to see the look on Soto's face. He is from one of them thar islands after all.
   73. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5708149)
All-Star Bryce Harper with the 4K night and he probably has another plate appearance awaiting him. Go Bryce.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5708151)
I had no idea until the other day that he was having such a miserable season. What the hell is going on?


Poor start, combined with a need from the team to find anyone with a bat forcing him to the bench or lower in the order, combined with a couple of nagging injuries etc... if the rest of the team had showed up like expected, then it would have been possible to let him work through his slump, but Ozuna, Carpenter and Wong struggled massively in the first month of the season (some rebounded-Ozuna to the tune of a player of the week, and well Carpenter has been one of the best bats in baseball since May 16th) but the early struggles made the team look for other options, because you can't just have an offense of Pham, Martinez and Molina. So O'neil and Bader ate into his playing time and he's been forcing himself.

   75. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5708152)
I don't know...you really had to see the look on Soto's face. He is from one of them thar islands after all.
Eh, I feel like if anyone in baseball is a cannibal, it's probably Hunter Pence.
   76. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5708154)
So O'neil and Bader ate into his playing time and he's been forcing himself.

Maybe it's just because he's the latest shiny bauble, but that Bader kid looks like the real deal from what little I've seen him. I can see how he has gotten playing time.
   77. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5708155)
Only Greg Bird can have 4 RBIs and still be the goat.

That's what I thought until I saw the slo-mo replay. That ball came off Schoop's bat at 101 MPH and took a nasty quick hop over Bird's glove. Hardly a routine play.

   78. cardsfanboy Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5708157)

Maybe it's just because he's the latest shiny bauble, but that Bader kid looks like the real deal for what little I've seen him. I can see how he has gotten playing time.


He was a minor league gold glove caliber centerfielder, is the third fastest major leaguer by statcast and can actually hit a bit, he was a true prospect, a guy who by most measures was going to be at least a starting centerfielder type of guy for several years, and potentially a star. He's not going to be the best at his position of course, but in any given season, he's has the potential to be top three in his league. Drawback is slightly old for a guy in his rookie season, which is not really a true knock as he's only in his age 24 season now. But the greats already have 2-3 seasons already, so that is not him. But yes the team likes him, but didn't feel comfortable giving him the job before the season, which is why they acquired Ozuna. (plus they had a surplus of bats in the outfield)
   79. Howie Menckel Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5708158)
Mets were trailing Phillies 7-3 in the 9th tonight, and the Mets booth ignored them in favor of having Keith Hernandez do dramatic readings from the Mets Media Guide - with classical music in the background.

you can watch the live play, but you hear Keith reading bios of Mets pioneers like Casey Stengel, owner Joan Payson, etc. these guys should get an Emmy.

they described it as the "first edition of 'Media Guide Musings.'"
we can count on many more followups.
heck, if they scheduled them, their ratings would go up.
   80. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5708159)
All-Star Bryce Harper with the 4K night and he probably has another plate appearance awaiting him. Go Bryce.

Now Bryce makes a nifty catch down low on the run, then spins and throws wildly in the general vicinity of 3B where nobody could catch the ball and Kintzler didn't back up since he wasn't expecting such a throw. By the time he retrieved the ball Josh Bell was already sliding into 3B on the error. #AllStar
   81. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:42 PM (#5708163)
Mets were trailing Phillies 7-3 in the 8th tonight, and the Mets booth ignored them in favor of having Keith Hernandez do dramatic readings from the Mets Media Guide

Apparently the Mets' radio engineer "MAJ" got his moment in the Sun tonight, but I don't have all the deets. It sounds like he threw out the 1st pitch?
   82. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:49 PM (#5708166)
Here's the StatCast™ diagram from last night's Alen Hanson run from 1B home to score on the errant pickoff throw. It takes some studying to figure out at first.
   83. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:53 PM (#5708167)
Zack Meisel @ZackMeisel
Why Dan Otero instead of Oliver Perez in the ninth? Terry Francona told Carl Willis to call for “OP” on the bullpen phone. Willis thought he said “OT.” When Otero entered, Francona was surprised.

Can’t make this stuff up.


#Kaplered
   84. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 10, 2018 at 11:39 PM (#5708172)
Martini was stirred, but not shaken, by that Altuve line drive right to him in LF.
   85. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:13 AM (#5708181)
Crazy end of A's @ Astros game.
   86. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:15 AM (#5708182)
Yeah, you gotta watch that bottom 11th of the Athletics @ Astros game. Jonathan Lucroy did not acquit himself well at all.
   87. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:17 AM (#5708184)
What happened? I see there's a challenge on the field.
   88. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:26 AM (#5708186)
What happened? I see there's a challenge on the field.


Tucker (the winning run) was on second. Bregman hit a swinging bunt in front of the plate. Lucroy tried to scoop it up and tag the runner in one motion. He lost control of the ball for a moment, picked it back up and tried to throw to first instead. The throw hit Bregman squarely in the head and caromed off his helmet. Tucker comes around to score. Ballgame.
(The review was apparently about whether Bregman was in the baseline.)
   89. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:37 AM (#5708187)
I didn't know that the throw hit Bregman, I thought it handcuffed Canha who was positioned to take the throw on the fair side of the 1B line, while it actually came down the foul side of 1B.

In any case, in a previous play at the plate Reddick scored the tying run as Lucroy took the throw from the 2Bman and as he wheeled around to make the tag the ball trickled out of his glove while he just looked at it sitting there. Meanwhile, Reddick returned to touch home plate for realsies and was only then called safe.
   90. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:40 AM (#5708188)
Twitter video clip of Lucroy non-tag of Bregman on strike 3-ish.
   91. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 11, 2018 at 06:24 AM (#5708205)
All-Star Bryce Harper with the 4K night and he probably has another plate appearance awaiting him. Go Bryce.

Now Bryce makes a nifty catch down low on the run, then spins and throws wildly in the general vicinity of 3B where nobody could catch the ball and Kintzler didn't back up since he wasn't expecting such a throw. By the time he retrieved the ball Josh Bell was already sliding into 3B on the error. #AllStar

I'm sure he'll get it all turned around by the time of the Home Run Derby, and don't forget that the Home Run Derby's ratings beat 95% of the Nats' regular season games.
   92. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 11, 2018 at 08:23 AM (#5708210)
Last time I checked on the Reds last night, they were down 4-0 in the 8th. Imagine my surprise this morning when I heard they scored 7 in the 9th!
   93. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 11, 2018 at 08:28 AM (#5708213)
The Reds have scored the most runs in the National League since April 10th.


In their 3-18 start, the Reds averaged 2.9 runs per game. 5.28 since then.

3 of the top 5 in the NL in OB%

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