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   1. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 10:57 AM (#5738892)
Red Sox with an 8 1/2 game lead, series win in Atlanta and day off tomorrow with a getaway day in game today go with about the ultimate house money lineup;

Jackie Bradley Jr. (CF)
Blake Swihart (RF)
Andrew Benintendi (LF)
Mitch Moreland (1B)
Brandon Phillips (2B)
Rafael Devers (3B)
Brock Holt (SS)
Christian Vazquez (C)
Hector Velazquez (P)
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:02 AM (#5738898)
   3. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:17 AM (#5738917)
Why is that any more absurd than any other calls where the player takes his hand off the base by a millimeter? I agree that it shouldn't be used for such calls but if it is then this doesn't look any different.

With that said, why was he out? I don't think he "overslid" the base, his hand touched, then his foot touched but I don't see any case to be made that he had reached second base and gone beyond it which as I understand it is what would have been required for him to be out.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5738923)
As I understand it, the walk entitled Turner to second base, but once he touched it, he was fair game if he came off the bag. I agree, the whole thing is silly.
   5. PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5738924)
With that said, why was he out? I don't think he "overslid" the base, his hand touched, then his foot touched but I don't see any case to be made that he had reached second base and gone beyond it which as I understand it is what would have been required for him to be out.


I would think that runners that vacate second base have to be going either forwards to third, or backwards to first. If you're on the base, then off it, then you're going somewhere, even if you're not really going somewhere. And if that's true, then clearly he's going forward to third.
   6. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:24 AM (#5738925)
Meaning, it's the first inning and it was on a walk. On it's face, it's absurd. Even if they're "right", it's ridiculous that the Cardinals challenge that, and I guess I'll go far enough to say it's ridiculous that they *can* challenge that (considering there are plays that can be classified as can't be challenged). The slide is irrelevant. Yes, I realize it's not a dead ball, but he's not trying to take a turn towards third. It's a waste of everyone's time and is completely outside the intent of both the slide rule and the replay rule. It's garbage through and through.

On a walk!
   7. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:28 AM (#5738929)
6 - Fair enough. I agree with you in general, I just don't see that as worse than any number of reviews. The "he came a millimeter off the base for a nanosecond" review is the absolute worst thing in the universe.
   8. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:30 AM (#5738930)
and 4:30 PM in Los Angeles.
   9. stanmvp48 Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:35 AM (#5738936)
The basketball review to add .2 of a second is pretty close to the worst thing in the universe
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:37 AM (#5738937)
6 - Fair enough. I agree with you in general, I just don't see that as worse than any number of reviews. The "he came a millimeter off the base for a nanosecond" review is the absolute worst thing in the universe.

Those are absolutely terrible too and I hate them as well - even though there was a huge one of those that went in the Cubs' favor during the clinching game of the NLDS against the Nats last year. I understand why they happen during the normal course of play, and I understand why teams ask for them, and I even understand when they get reversed on replay.

It's just this is that upped that play in every level imaginable to make it as farcical as possible. Maybe I'm mostly flabbergasted that the Cards even bothered to ask for a replay...in the first inning and it wasn't even a blatantly obvious overslide, thus risking losing their challenge. On a ############# walk.
   11. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:39 AM (#5738939)
The basketball review to add .2 of a second is pretty close to the worst thing in the universe


I deal with this by not watching basketball.
   12. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 11:42 AM (#5738941)
The basketball review to add .2 of a second is pretty close to the worst thing in the universe

There are rules as to how much time has to be on the clock to take a shot and how much time has to be left to tip a pass, etc. Plus you have the human element of actually stopping the clock, so you can at least understand why that's important and why there's some leeway there to add a fraction of a second here or there when it looks like the timing is off - and they can slow things down enough to where it's obvious that there needs to be more or less time based on when the clock stops. It's far from perfectly precise, absolutely, but it's still way more precise than spotting the football and measuring for first downs.

I can't even think of a football or basketball equivalent here, because it's essentially a dead ball play even if technically it's not dead. If he stopped his slide short of the bag and never touches it, there's nothing to see.
   13. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 01:34 PM (#5739002)
It’s worked in both cases but I hate the move. Both the Sox and Braves have issued intentional walks to the 8th hitter to pitch to the pitcher in today’s game.

2nd inning, 2 outs, runner on 2nd, ATL 2 - BOS 1 - Braves walk Christian Vazquez (.209/.248/.298) to pitch to Hector Velazquez. Velazquez grounds out.
4th inning, 2 outs, runner on 3rd, ATL 2 - BOS 1 - Red Sox walk Charlie Culberson (.282/.326/.492) to pitch to Mike Foltyniewicz. Foltyniewicz grounds out.

So yeah it worked but I hate that move. Especially the Braves walking Vazquez. It’s the 2nd inning, Vazquez is a glorified pitcher at the plate anyway, if you get him out the Sox have the big disadvantage of their pitcher leading off the 3rd. Conversely, Vazquez delivers his big blow, a bloop single to right to score a run and tie the game and you get Velazquez out in a 2-2 game. I feel like the small risk of the Sox tying the game is outweighed by the reward of having the pitcher’s spot lead off the following inning.

The Sox’ walking Culberson at least has the benefit of Culberson being a threat at the plate. He could make it a 3-1 or even 4-1 game. But still, work carefully to him, see if he’ll chase (68K, 14BB) and if not you deal with Foltyniewicz.
   14. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 01:59 PM (#5739021)
I assume Drew Pomeranz' agent hates him at this point.
   15. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:15 PM (#5739077)
When I got out of the car 15 minutes ago it was 7-1 Barves. I turn on MLB.tv and THE GAME IS TIED?!?!
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:16 PM (#5739078)
Jesus, I leave the house for a few minutes with the Braves winning by 7-1, and come back to see a tie about to be broken in the wrong direction.

WILL THE RED SOX EVER LOSE ANOTHER GAME??????
   17. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:18 PM (#5739079)
OTOH it is kind of nice to see the Braves act like the Braves always do in times of prosperity.
   18. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:18 PM (#5739081)
I'll add you to the death watch list with Clapper, Andy.
   19. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5739083)
Just put one in Betts earhole and save the extra three runs, AJ.
   20. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:33 PM (#5739097)
Ozzie Albies for MVP (of this game, at least).
   21. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5739098)
I'll add you to the death watch list with Clapper, Andy.

Wait, I thought you did that many years ago.

But I am rooting for your boys today, sort of like I supported Stalin against Hitler.
   22. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:40 PM (#5739108)
Man. Steve Pearce found a really good roid dealer in 2014, huh?
   23. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5739110)
WILL THE RED SOX EVER LOSE ANOTHER GAME??????

Well, I, for one, predicted they would go wire-to-wire 162-0 this season, so I'm a little disappointed in this shabby showing.
   24. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5739111)
Did anyone NOT really expect that?
   25. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:42 PM (#5739112)
Bloody ####.
   26. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:43 PM (#5739113)
Jesus. Just bean the rest of them until the benches clear and the game has to be called.
   27. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:47 PM (#5739117)
Jesus. Just bean the rest of them until the benches clear and the game has to be called.

If you think they should just up and surrender, Snitker could always call his team off the field and forfeit. Save the wear and tear, go have a beer.
   28. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5739126)
If you think they should just up and surrender, Snitker could always call his team off the field and forfeit.


I'd rather see blood.
   29. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:00 PM (#5739128)
That'll do pig, that'll do.
   30. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:09 PM (#5739140)
If the Phillies beat the Marlins again tonight, they'll be only 2 games back! Then they get a day off before starting another series against the Marlins.
   31. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:16 PM (#5739153)
Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN 14m14 minutes ago

MLB teams were 487-0 when leading by 6 runs entering the 8th inning this season.. That streak came to an end as the @RedSox erase a 7-1 deficit to beat the @Braves, 9-8..


Braves also allowed the Cubs to come back from 9-1 and 10-2 in this game earlier this year; they were only up 5 entering the 8th in that one.
   32. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5739159)
This version of the Red Sox really is despicable, isn't it?
   33. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:31 PM (#5739163)
No it's very likeable.
   34. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:38 PM (#5739175)
No. It's about as likable as the '90s era Yankees. Only fans of the franchise with pre-existing bias would like them.
   35. karlmagnus Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5739186)
The difference is that the 90s Yankees were around forever, it seemed, whereas these Red Sox have precisely 1 more year before the entire team is broken up and they lose 100 games for a decade, like they did in the 1920s. If they had stuck to the Cherington approach, we would have wave after wave of new players refreshing the system, whereas this year we'll have 1 year of 110 wins (and maybe a 20% chance of a WS), one more year which will probably be lost to key injuries and then disaster. For example, I wish Michael Kopech was just breaking in with the Red Sox; we'd have him till 2025.
   36. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5739190)
High marks for consistency on #35. With the Orioles apparently poised to dismiss Dan Duquette this offseason, the Red Sox may yet have a lifeline.
   37. Nasty Nate Posted: September 05, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5739191)
(Re: #35) even for you, that's a little stupid
   38. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 06:49 PM (#5739261)
78° and cloudy in Arlington after some rain and a genuine cold front. Bartolo Colon starts for Texas and Mike Trout does not for LA - is Trout still day-to-day with his wrist? Did I miss a bigger injury? At least I get to see Ohtani at DH.

If you look at B-Ref today, you will see the Rangers’ Nomar Mazara with exactly 20 home runs in three atraight seasons. I hope he does not stay at 20, of course, but if he should, that would be unique.
   39. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 06:51 PM (#5739265)
Or whoa, maybe not Ohtani, as I see he is recommended for TJ. But maybe he can DH the rest of the way.
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:27 PM (#5739291)
FU RED SUCKS !
I can't believe I am watching the friggin Rays vs. Blue Jays, due to the fact, it is the only race still interesting me.
Will the A's win the World Series, or will the Mariners or Rays kick everybody's arses ?!

Gogogo Athletics !

I kinda like Matt Duffy.
   41. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:29 PM (#5739293)
6:0 Glue Bays... this is over.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5739299)
Bryce Harper with one of the worst defensive judgement plays of all time.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5739302)
it is the only race still interesting me.


That is the problem with following the lesser league... The NL has 3 divisions still up for grabs and two wild card slots.
   44. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5739309)
This Cardinal pitcher has some excellent hair going on. Both quality on top and strong mustache work. Add in good sock etiquette and I like him.
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5739310)
Replay should never come to this. Absurd.


I'm reading this chatter just now, starting from the beginning, and I actually missed this play during the game, and when told about it, realized it was dumb ####. And have to agree with Moses, it shouldn't even be a replay. It shouldn't even be an out. The situation created the out, but in a practical sense "how would this play have worked out in a normal situation." and the runner was effectively penalized for running hard. That should never be a penalty. I'm not a fan of mlb making rule changes for minor ####, but they really should make a play like this not subject to review, and more accurately, hard code it into the rules that a quarter second(or less) off the bag in this situation should not be an out.

This is one of those rules lawyer situation that I pretty much hate about everything. (As an example of this, look up the guy who got arrested and lost his kid for a few days because he happened to go to a baseball game and bought a lemonade for the kid.... and ended up buying a hard lemonade...everything after that is a perfect example of why lawyers are the biggest evil in this universe...well them or religious nutters)
   46. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5739313)
everything after that is a perfect example of why lawyers are the biggest evil in this universe...well them or religious nutters)


Nicely stated. Coke to you !
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:55 PM (#5739314)
Silly rule call there also... Man on first no outs, foul ball, Zimmerman makes the catch and takes one step into the dugout to avoid faceplanting himself, and the runner on first is awarded second base.
   48. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:57 PM (#5739316)
ATTN Misirlou: Ryan Zimmerman raced over to the Nats' dugout to catch a pop-up, but his momentum carried him onto the first step. So he recorded the out, but Ozuna at 1B was awarded 2B because Zim caught the ball Out Of Play. WTF??

How did that famous Jeter catch work when he fell into the seats, yet still made the catch? Is that different??
   49. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5739319)
This Cardinal pitcher has some excellent hair going on. Both quality on top and strong mustache work.

Mikolas looks like 70s pr0n star.
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5739320)
How did that famous Jeter catch work when he fell into the seats, yet still made the catch? Is that different??


Was there a man on base for the Jeter play? I mean the out counted for Zimmerman.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:00 PM (#5739322)
Mikolas looks like 70s pr0n star.


And has one of the two most beautiful wives on the Cardinals (Fowler's wife is also incredible....but Mikolas's is a Japanese sensation----she was more popular over there being his wife than he was being a ballplayer)
   52. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5739324)
And I thought Bryce Harper was pure pr0n... weird Guidry-Gossage-Boggs mix.
   53. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:07 PM (#5739325)
Looks like the Rays and Blue Jays are trying to prematurely honor the upcoming NFL season by making the score 23-20.
   54. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:10 PM (#5739328)
The Jeter play was the third out of the inning.
   55. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5739330)
First 2 Angel batters don’t hit the ball hard off Colon, but get it past the infield for a single and double, and it’s 1-0 LA, man on 2nd for Ohtani. He draws a walk.
   56. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5739337)
Cubs facing Jhoulys Chacin tonight, who if memory serves they have already put on the Scherzer List once this year. Nothing in the first.
   57. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5739339)
The Jeter play was the third out of the inning.

Got it. But I'm most interested in how the defensive player going out of bounds after having caught the ball awards the runner an extra base? Zim was still standing and able to make a throw, in fact he braced as if to throw if somebody had been covering 1B. It's not like he fell into the seats and was basically taken out of the play. Just another stupid rule, or bad application of it.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:30 PM (#5739344)
But I'm most interested in how the defensive player going out of bounds after having caught the ball awards the runner an extra base?


I'm guessing the logic is that "a player can advance on a flyball out." combined with "ball is dead if it goes out of play".... so effectively a fielder could catch a ball and go out of play to prevent a runner from advancing..Of course this should obviously be a judgement call by the umps, there is a difference between a guy going out of play in the dugout than out of play over the wall in right field.
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5739345)
Matt Adams makes it a serious number. 50 cent drinks at mobile on the run tomorrow. That was a blast.
   60. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:32 PM (#5739348)
Oh. The catch is legal because the player is in play when he catches the ball but then because the ball goes out of play (carried by the player) it’s a dead ball and allows for advance.

Think of plays like Larry Walker or Trot Nixon tossing the ball into the crowd when there were less than two outs. It’s effectively the same thing. Catch made in play, then ball goes out of play. It’s two distinct events.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:33 PM (#5739350)
Ozuna is looking like the Ozuna we acquired, lately.

He won't get the 30+ homeruns we were hoping for, but still should break 20 and with a bit of a hot streak, break 25 and make the trade not look like a total bust.
   62. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:38 PM (#5739355)
Cfb - Along the same lines should a home run that comes back into play still be a live ball? Think of Ozzie’s homer in the 1985 NLCS. The ball hit the wall behind the fence and ricocheted back into play. While it was out of play the Dodgers still could make a play so should Ozzie not have a homer there? Out of play is out of play.
   63. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:58 PM (#5739369)
Jhoulys Chacin just made a pick off throw with the runner standing on first base. Buchholz is the only guy I’ve seen do that.
   64. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:58 PM (#5739370)
Chacin throws over to first twice in a row while Javy is literally standing on first base. Literally. Is this some new form of Javying?
   65. PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5739372)
Jhoulys Chacin throws consecutive pickoff throws despite the fact that the runner, Javy Baez, was simply standing on the base. Chacin should be arrested.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5739373)
Half a Coke to Jose. That should be a balk.

EDIT: And a full Coke to PF, whose solution I like much better!
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5739376)
I guess the worry about Munoz was overblown, homerun 7-1 Cardinals.
   68. Meatwad Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5739378)
Javying
   69. PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5739379)
I assume that you can be arrested for, like, pulling the emergency break on a subway, wasting the time of thousands. Charge Chacin with whatever that crime is called.
   70. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5739380)
Cfb - Along the same lines should a home run that comes back into play still be a live ball? Think of Ozzie’s homer in the 1985 NLCS. The ball hit the wall behind the fence and ricocheted back into play. While it was out of play the Dodgers still could make a play so should Ozzie not have a homer there? Out of play is out of play.


That isn't really the same thing in any sense of the word.

I liked your point in 60, that was a good illustrative point of the purpose of the rule or a way of looking at it, but the other point makes no sense. The ball goes over the fence, declared dead, the batter is declared to allow to score at that point in time. The only way that example would work, is if we are in an alternate universe and players are allowed to continue to run around the bases and back to first base to get a single along with the homerun.
   71. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5739381)
Ohtani very nearly beats out an infield hit ... actually it’s under review. I don’t think the Angels will prevail ... they do not.
   72. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:07 PM (#5739384)
That there was some quality Javying, Meat. Love the rolling ball-->Javy-->Brewers fielder chasing rolling ball sequence.
   73. PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5739385)
Ohtani very nearly beats out an infield hit


With an injured wing? Damn what a stud.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5739387)
Bader's speed probably gave the Nationals a run. Fly to left field off the wall, and when Ozuna goes to retrieve it Bader moves in front of him distracting him enough to drop the ball and turn an iffy run into a guarantee run.
   75. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5739389)
I can't totally explain it, but javys baserunning makes players make mistakes. He did it last night to Cain, and again tonight. There has to be a way to credit him for that, because it's only him.
   76. PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:14 PM (#5739392)
Schwarber's baserunning, not so much.
   77. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:14 PM (#5739393)
You're completely right on the out of play thing, cfb. Or at least I mean I agree with you on how it should be called with common sense, not a Joe West overly literal interpretation. Spirit not letter.
   78. Meatwad Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5739396)
Kyle is slow but still not a bad chance to make.
   79. Brian C Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5739399)
Kyle is slow but still not a bad chance to make.

I dunno. With Quintana coming up next, that's an automatic out, so even if Schwarbs makes it, the difference isn't that great between 1st and 2nd with 2 out and 1st and 3rd with 2 out.
   80. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5739400)
Jabari Blash ropes a single to LF. He is an unusually large human being.
   81. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5739401)
Maybe javy takes some blame for when other Cubs make mistakes in the bases.
   82. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:20 PM (#5739402)
Ozuna with a 4 hit night, after a two homerun game yesterday, he's officially hot right now.
   83. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:27 PM (#5739405)
Contreras can't get a low strike to save his life.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5739407)
Is this the longest start any pitcher for the Cardinals has had under Shildt? (I know it isn't, but he's the king of short hooks, and Mikolas has allowed 12 hits, over 6 innings, sure no walks, but still he's not been great, just good... pull him for criminey sake. )
   85. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:35 PM (#5739410)
when did our pitching staff become the walkingest bunch of walk pitchers that ever pitched walks?
   86. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5739411)

oh ffs
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:37 PM (#5739412)
Bader went all out there on that play....and Hudson needs to be pulled now.
   88. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5739413)
Cardinals challenging, but I can't see it being overturned.
   89. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5739414)
two tough plays for bader ... he made a helluva run and the ball glances off his glove, three runs score on the double. then on the next play he throws a strike to the plate but it's off just enough for the run to score ... jeez.

we've turned a 7-1 lead into a one run game.
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5739415)
From a 6-1 lead in the 5th, to a 7-6 lead in the 7th...

Omg.... Edmonds has committed a sin, he actually questioned the managerial brilliance of Shildt on Fox Sports Midwest.... I fully expect an assassination squad to take him out after this inning is over.
   91. BDC Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5739416)
Ohtani greets reliever “Bibens-Dirkx” by clobbering a HR into the RF stands.
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:42 PM (#5739417)
It's funny, McLaughlin has refused to even acknowledge Edmonds questioning of why the #### is Hudson still in this game?
   93. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:42 PM (#5739418)
It's maddening to see such different strike zones every game, the other team getting a bigger one, and knowing it's your catchers "fault".

I admit it, I love watching Murphy hit.
   94. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5739422)
He can hit, but he's catcher slow.
   95. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5739423)
Ohtani greets reliever “Bibens-Dirkx” by clobbering a HR into the RF stands.
45 degree launch angle, 107 exit velo. He's just awesome, TJ surgery or no.
   96. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5739424)
I can't totally explain it, but javys baserunning makes players make mistakes. He did it last night to Cain, and again tonight. There has to be a way to credit him for that, because it's only him.
Well, you know the old saying, "Javying puts pressure on the defense."
   97. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5739426)
Yadier damn near had that base stolen, but Turner was awesome on the tag.
   98. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:52 PM (#5739429)
Zobrist is clutch.
   99. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:52 PM (#5739430)
He can hit, but he's catcher slow.

It's not just that. Murphy runs like he's got a stick up his butt, which is ironic considering his off-field remarks a couple years ago.
   100. Bote Man Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5739431)
Yadier damn near had that base stolen, but Turner was awesome on the tag.

Did you see him grab his left hamstring as he rolled over toward the outfield after sliding into 2B? Something to watch for.
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