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OMNICHATTER is guilty… of loving too much, for August 22, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 22, 2018 at 08:01 AM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 22, 2018 at 05:08 AM (#5731425)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 22, 2018 at 05:28 AM (#5731426)
At 5AM? They’ll lose from sleep deprivation.
   3. QLE Posted: August 22, 2018 at 06:04 AM (#5731431)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!


The team en masse becomes convinced that Chase Field is plotting to eat them; Diamondbacks win by forfeit.
   4. TomH Posted: August 22, 2018 at 08:36 AM (#5731462)
by scoring fewer runs than the Diamondbacks.

Seriously, the Angels are bad, and done for 2018. How about we try a different opening subject?
   5. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:06 AM (#5731524)
Did you guys see what the Phillies did with Zach Eflin? It’s really damn cool. Ok:

So Eflin is their #4 starter and he’s having a very good year (like 20 starts, 115 ERA+.) But after a good start on August 11th, they demoted him to AAA...on paper. Why? Well, because 5 days later, on August 16th, Eflin’s next turn in the rotation, the Phillies were scheduled to play a doubleheader. And the new CBA says that all teams are allowed to have a 26th player on the roster for all doubleheader’s. So of course the Phillies named Eflin as their 26th player! And he started, then went “back to the minors”....until today, where he’s gonna be starting for the Major League team.

So the Phillies basically got to play with a 26-man roster for 10 days.

It’s so wicked!
   6. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:08 AM (#5731527)

CARDS WIN ON THE FLIP !11!1!1!!

nobody saw this yesterday because west coast and all that, so i am reposting for everyone's enjoyment.

thank you very much.
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 22, 2018 at 12:53 PM (#5731679)
Seriously, the Angels are bad, and done for 2018. How about we try a different opening subject?
I'm old and set in my ways.
   8. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 22, 2018 at 01:23 PM (#5731700)
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 22, 2018 at 01:45 PM (#5731709)
Dean Stone, Unlikely Winner Of 1954 All-Star Game, Dies At 87:
Dean Stone, a former pitcher for the Washington Senators best known for earning the win in the 1954 MLB All-Star Game despite not retiring a batter, died Tuesday at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline, Ill., according to his daughter, Mary Ann Quin. Stone was 87.
. . .
On July 13 of that year, in front of 69,751 fans at Cleveland Stadium, Stone, a 6-foot-4 lefty, made history with his unlikely, untaxing victory for the American League. Brought into a one-run game, the AL trailing, with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Stone was facing Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers, with runners at first and third and St. Louis Cardinals superstar Stan Musial on deck.

Suddenly, the runner on third, Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst, took off — an attempted steal of home. But Stone calmly continued with his motion to the plate, catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees applied the tag, and Schoendienst was called out, despite the objections of the National League side, which believed Stone had balked.

After the AL took the lead in the bottom half of the eighth, with Mickey Mantle scoring the go-ahead run on Nellie Fox’s single, Stone became the pitcher of record. And when the AL hung on to win, he had earned the victory. He remains the only pitcher in MLB All-Star Game history to get the win without officially facing a batter.

Not many left from that game - Whitey Ford & Willie Mays most prominently.
   10. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 22, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5731722)
Heads up: Jays starter Thomas Pannone is doing extremely well today through six innings.
   11. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 22, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5731732)
I’m glad it’s over because a no-hitter against this:

Mullins, CF
Villar, 2B
Mancini, 1B
Jones, RF
Beckham, SS
Gentry, LF
Nunez, 3B
Andreoli, DH
Wynns, C

would warrant the biggest asterisk ever.
   12. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 22, 2018 at 02:12 PM (#5731733)
Welp. My fault.
   13. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5731905)
WHAT INNING WILL THE CUBS GET THEIR LONE RUN IN TODAY
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:22 PM (#5731908)
Yankees fans on WFAN sportstalk radio today angry that the Yankees didn't acquire Murphy because - well, don't confuse them with the facts. the other day a caller said Harper would be a nice pickup for the stretch run.
   15. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5731910)
Yankees fans on WFAN sportstalk radio today angry that the Yankees didn't acquire Murphy because - well, don't confuse them with the facts. the other day a caller said Harper would be a nice pickup for the stretch run.


From my observations, Murphy is pretty mediocre when he's not facing the Cubs.
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:25 PM (#5731911)
Lance Lynn again ? God help us all !
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:31 PM (#5731916)
Looks like Tino Martinez is taking in the Yankees @ Marlins in the owner's box with Derek Jeter.
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:43 PM (#5731921)
Brandon Crawford with 2 errors in the game already ?! This could be a record game for him !
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5731926)
From my observations, Murphy is pretty mediocre when he's not facing the Cubs.

Murphy career vs Mets: .390 AVG and .448/.714/1.162 in 172 PA
Murphy career vs Cubs: .325 AVG and .365/.553/.919 in 219 PA

those are his two highest vs NL teams, and that's just regular season

Murphy did go .529 AVG, 4 HR, .556/1.294/1.850 in 18 PA vs Cubs in 2015 NLCS

I think we both chose wisely
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5731972)

Seriously, the Angels are bad, and done for 2018. How about we try a different opening subject?


Get the keys and make your own game thread, then you can open with whatever you want, until then we get the fun of El Hombre, who has done a fantastic job this year with naming the threads, although he hasn't always been on point for day games.... ehh... it happens.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5731973)
Looks like Tino Martinez is taking in the Yankees @ Marlins in the owner's box with Derek Jeter.


Among everything that has happened in my lifetime as a Cardinal fan, there was nothing I hated more than the signing of Tino Martinez, and nobody I was happier to see leave the team than Tino Martinez. It was the last hurrah of the old guard touting "presence" over ability in St Louis. (People were talking about his 34 homeruns and not many were looking at the hit tracker for them and realized that 10 of those were never going to be homeruns anywhere else, and that if you are optimistic, they would turn into doubles, but the reality was always that they were going to be mostly outs)
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5731974)
Seriously, the Angels are bad, and done for 2018. How about we try a different opening subject?


How will the Bethlehem Honeybadgers finish in their first season as new expansion team ?
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5731982)
Seriously, the Angels are bad


As far as "bad" I guess that term is relative, the Angels have the 8th best record in the Al, and assuming you are new, there are 15 teams in the AL, so unless you are using a different definition of bad than the entire world, I'm not seeing it. They aren't good, but 1 game below .500 is not what anybody would call 'bad'..

They are done for 2018, that much is true, unless they win something like 80% of their remaining games(28-7) and hoping for a collapse by someone else, as that would put them at about 91 wins for the season, which does look like a stretch for the wild card this season.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5731989)
Anything with Pujols in it, is inherently bad, methinks.
   25. Lassus Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5731990)
That was a surprisingly nice inning from Gsellman.
   26. Meatwad Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:38 PM (#5731995)
That was strike 3. This ump sucks.
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5732000)
Stanton singles nicely, to in between 3B and SS.
   28. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5732010)
Cubs are gonna find a way to lose this one, and Joe is gonna find a way to make it take as long as possible.
   29. Brian C Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5732017)
Cubs are gonna find a way to lose this one, and Joe is gonna find a way to make it take as long as possible.

I'm feeling a lot better now, at least.
   30. Meatwad Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5732019)
That might take a long time. Javy and rizzo back to back. Javys right after he fouled a ball off his leg dropping him to the ground.
   31. Brian C Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5732023)
Kintzler looked pretty sharp that inning. Which was nice, because I was wondering if a 6-run lead made it more or less likely that there would be a 9th-inning pitching change.
   32. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5732025)
Happily, I stand corrected on both counts.
   33. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5732027)
Among everything that has happened in my lifetime as a Cardinal fan, there was nothing I hated more than the signing of Tino Martinez, and nobody I was happier to see leave the team than Tino Martinez. It was the last hurrah of the old guard touting "presence" over ability in St. Louis.


this. when i was living in tampa a couple of years ago, i used to see tino 'popup with RISP' martinez at my grocery store every now and then ... i wanted to say something to him, but, well, he was a major leaguer and he's a lot bigger in person than he looked on TV.
   34. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:49 PM (#5732029)

and how about those cardinals? i'm watching them on TV again tonight, even though they are playing the dodgers, who are usually blacked out in my area (stupid MLBTV).

life is good ...
   35. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:50 PM (#5732032)
munoz with a patented cardinal TOOTBLAN ... jeebus!!!1!!!
   36. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:51 PM (#5732033)
Looks like Ryan Zimmerman just hit the classic trot-to-second-then-look-confused-then-wait-for-the-replay-then-walk-off homer.
   37. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:55 PM (#5732036)
Normal programming resumes. Red Sox back in the W column after the long 3 game losing streak. Nice of NY to drop a game to the Marlins on the same day, thus increasing their lead to 8 games in Andy's "all important loss column"

   38. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:58 PM (#5732038)
Cheering for the Nats is so weird.
   39. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 22, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5732040)
That's Ryan Zimmerman's 12 walk-off HR, to the deepest part of the park, too.
   40. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:03 PM (#5732041)
Nats down 7-6, 2 outs and 2 strikes on Soto vs Seranthony, and Soto takes a pitch that no rookie ever gets so he stays alive.

now, Soto's strike zone recognition is amazing, and the pitch was just outside, so right call. but still a little surprised.

then Soto hits one a foot inside the RF foul line for a double - and there goes Zimmerman to end it.

brutal, brutal loss for the Phillies - after Seranthony dispatched Harper and Rendon to start the inning...
   41. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:17 PM (#5732046)
Cubs fans - is Russell done this year? or just done as a starter?
   42. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:32 PM (#5732057)
No, depending on his injuries. Sounds more like smaller nagging stuff than season enders. His defense is too good, and javy so much better at second than Murphy, at worst he's a defensive replacement down the stretch. He'll still get plenty of ABs too. Joe spots too many guys and mixes and matches so much no one besides lastella is a true bench player.
   43. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:55 PM (#5732071)
N U T Z
   44. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:56 PM (#5732072)
thanks Moses
   45. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2018 at 12:51 AM (#5732092)
heavens what a game ... o'neil ties it with a pinch hit HR and now dakota hudson guts out a tough inning.
   46. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2018 at 12:58 AM (#5732093)

Y A H T Z E E ! 1 ! 1 ! !

DEJONG WITH A TWO RUN SHOT IN THE NINTH OFF JANSEN
   47. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2018 at 01:00 AM (#5732095)
brutal, brutal loss for the Phillies - after Seranthony dispatched Harper and Rendon to start the inning...

I was very disappointed to learn that this guy wasn't Sir Anthony and had never even been knighted. Sir Didi needs some company at the Knights of the Diamond Table.
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2018 at 01:04 AM (#5732096)
Small sample size, but bringing Jansen back so quickly doesn't seem to have worked out very well. Some serious medical issues there, are the Dodgers sure they got them right?
   49. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2018 at 01:11 AM (#5732099)

maybe uncle dave feels like he doesn't have too many other options ... but kenley did not look right up there, i agree.

meanwhile jordan hicks gets the first batter with a nasty pitch right at the knees and on the outside black.

   50. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2018 at 01:11 AM (#5732100)
wow, another K, looking ...

dodgers down to their last out.

hicks looking like he's starting to locate his pitches, which was the knock against him earlier this year.
   51. phredbird Posted: August 23, 2018 at 01:14 AM (#5732101)

OH BABY HICKS K'S THE LAST BATTER LOOKING, CARDINALS SWEEP THE DODGERS IN DODGER STADIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 YRS.

GOODNIGHT AND GOOD LUCK ! ! !

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