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   1. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM (#5873464)
HOW WILL THE METS BE AMAZIN' TODAY?
   2. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5873515)
Sorry Cub folk: gotta be rooting for SanFran this afternoon.
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:20 PM (#5873532)
Heyward breaks up suh-MAR-ja's prefecto bid.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:24 PM (#5873534)
I have been rooting for NL wild card teams in whatever is the Mets best interest, but I would really like the Cardinals, Nats and Phillies (in that order) to always lose. I kind of like the Cubs and Brewers.
   5. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:30 PM (#5873539)
Someone has to win the NL Central, might as well be the Cubs who probably are the best team. So, today's game shouldn't have any impact on the Mets, unless you still think the Giants are in the WC race.
   6. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5873540)
Brandon Crawford makes an error that's the key to the Cubbies' first run of the day.
   7. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:39 PM (#5873543)
Someone has to win the NL Central, might as well be the Cubs who probably are the best team. So, today's game shouldn't have any impact on the Mets, unless you still think the Giants are in the WC race.


If the Mets win and the Cubs & Cards both lose, it pulls the Mets within half a game of St. Loo, 1 game of Chicago and half a game ahead of idle Philly. I'd really like that to happen.
   8. Rennie's Tenet Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:42 PM (#5873545)
Cervelli released by Pittsburgh. Maybe headed to the Braves.
   9. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5873546)
Cervelli released by Pittsburgh. Maybe headed to the Braves.


Makes sense.
   10. stanmvp48 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:35 PM (#5873568)
Without looking: Who is the individual major league leader in stolen bases this season. I would not have gotten i
   11. Lassus Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5873577)
I'm irritated that we apparently have to sweep to pick up any goddamned ground.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5873578)
Is it Acuna?
   13. Kiko Sakata Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5873580)
Interesting pair of games the last two days at Wrigley: 12-11 yesterday, 1-0 today. Now if only the Cubs can start playing this well on the road.
   14. stanmvp48 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5873581)
Close but no, not Acuna
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:55 PM (#5873583)
Albies then?
   16. stanmvp48 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 04:59 PM (#5873584)
Nope
   17. stanmvp48 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:01 PM (#5873585)
Acuna is third. The leader has 34
   18. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5873590)
Acuna is third. The leader has 34

I looked it up, and I'm not sure how the player is "close" to Acuna. That might be misleading.
   19. stanmvp48 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:18 PM (#5873594)
I meant that Acuna was close
   20. Brian C Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:22 PM (#5873595)
Interesting pair of games the last two days at Wrigley: 12-11 yesterday, 1-0 today. Now if only the Cubs can start playing this well on the road.

Fun fact: the Cubs have now won their last 7 one-run games at home, and lost their last 7 one-run games on the road.
   21. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:27 PM (#5873597)
Now if only the Cubs can start playing this well on the road.

Now? I mean, that's been the question the entire year. (Luckily they still play at home this weekend.) They're the Dodgers at home and the Marlins on the road (their home winning% is actually better than the Dodgers overall and road is worse than the Marlins overall).
   22. Brian C Posted: August 22, 2019 at 05:46 PM (#5873605)
Now? I mean, that's been the question the entire year. (Luckily they still play at home this weekend.) They're the Dodgers at home and the Marlins on the road (their home winning% is actually better than the Dodgers overall and road is worse than the Marlins overall).

But what's really crazy (for those who haven't been following the Cubs closely) is that their run differential on the road is only -5 despite being 25-39. So they're losing basically all their close games but when they win, it's a blowout.

But at home they're pretty much winning them all. They've only lost one series at home all season.
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 22, 2019 at 07:09 PM (#5873613)
Let's go Thor !!
Since the Giants bode farewell with that sweeperoni @Wrigley, I am now Metsying till the end.
   24. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 22, 2019 at 08:28 PM (#5873619)
Would it be illegal to hold Rob Manfred hostage until he agrees to shut down every commercial with Mike Trout in it? How many hundreds of times a week do those same two ads run?

I don't have anything against Mike Trout, but Jesus F. Christ, enough is enough.
   25. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 22, 2019 at 08:29 PM (#5873620)
Cervelli released by Pittsburgh. Maybe headed to the Braves.

I thought Cervelli was retiring because of one concussion too many.
   26. bunyon Posted: August 22, 2019 at 08:29 PM (#5873621)
I just noticed, the Tigers were eliminated from Central contention yesterday.
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2019 at 08:49 PM (#5873622)
the tarp is out at Citi Field for Mets-Indians. Thor has Mets up 2-0, with 2 outs, bottom 6.

   28. Dromedary pretzels, only half a dinar (CoB). Posted: August 22, 2019 at 09:01 PM (#5873626)
Cervelli released by Pittsburgh. Maybe headed to the Braves.


Sad thing is that over at Bronx Banter, Cervelli's nickname is "Frankie Brains"
   29. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 22, 2019 at 09:18 PM (#5873630)
Would it be illegal to hold Rob Manfred hostage until he agrees to shut down every commercial with Mike Trout in it?
If you do decide to hold Manfred hostage, let me know. There are a lot better demands than shutting down the Mike Trout ad.
   30. Bote Man Posted: August 22, 2019 at 10:11 PM (#5873642)
Eric Fisher @EricFisherSBG
More than 4 years ago, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that "sooner or later" MASN would pay higher rights fees to the Nationals. That day is now coming as a NY state Supreme Court judge rules definitively for the Nats & confirms a league arbitration award in their favor.

How much the Nats will get in additional local rights fees will be determined by a judicial hearing officer (appointed by the court to perform subordinate duties such as this). Huge win for the Nats after more than seven years of fighting with the MASN/Orioles.

The judge in the MASN case had signaled at oral arguments last month he was reluctant to overturn MLB ruling and said today the O's did not meet their "heavy burden of showing evident partiality, corruption, or fundamental unfairness" to mandate a third trip to league arbitration.

Lots of big questions still to come spinning out of this big MASN ruling. Does this lead to the network and/or the Orioles being sold, for example? Also, the financial viability of MASN. Though not specified in papers as a legal argument to overturn the MLB arbitration decisions for DC, MASN/O's had privately grumbled that giving the Nats what they wanted would give them a dangerously low profit margin.


Watch me not turn blue while not holding my breath.
   31. rconn23 Posted: August 22, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5873648)
The Yankees just can't win a game in Oakland to save their lives. Just non competitive.
   32. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 22, 2019 at 10:59 PM (#5873653)
How much the Nats will get in additional local rights fees will be determined by a judicial hearing officer (appointed by the court to perform subordinate duties such as this).
To be more precise, according to this report, the hearing officer will determines how much interest the Nationals will get on the long-delayed payments:
A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Washington Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Baltimore Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16.
. . .
The Orioles had asked New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen to reject the arbitration decision, arguing that the executives on the arbitration panel were compromised by conflicts of interest. But Cohen said there was no reason to throw out the arbitrators’ award, and he also ruled Thursday that the Nationals were entitled to interest on the money they have yet to be paid. The question of how much interest the Nationals are owed will be decided by a court official known as a special referee clerk.
MLB should suspend Angelos and terminate the MASN agreement if the Orioles don’t comply with the established process for the upcoming 2017-2021 payments.
   33. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5873654)
the Mets' rampage through all of MLB resumes in about 10 minutes....
   34. Dr. Vaux Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:20 PM (#5873655)
I don't imagine MASN has that money, and I'm sure it's an LLC, so that decision probably just means that MASN folds and both teams sell their rights to someone else or start their own RSNs.
   35. Bote Man Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:23 PM (#5873656)
A Cleaveland Indians versus New York Mets matchup is just so weird.

That is all.

h/t to Howie for mentioning it, since I had not checked the RADAR, which had been clearing.
   36. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:27 PM (#5873659)

jeeminy christmas

cardinals come back from 5-2 to take a one run lead in the late innings, now carlos martinez comes in, strikes out the first guy, then starts walking everybody. this guy ages me 10 years every time he pitches.
   37. Bote Man Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:27 PM (#5873660)
I don't imagine MASN has that money

I know they don't, but I will leave it to the very capable Yankee Clapper to submit a thread for a proper hashing out by the many, many, many, many attorneys here who have better insight than I.
   38. phredbird Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5873661)

whew!11!!11!!

carlos martinez strikes out whatsisname, then induces a ground ball from blackmon.

CARDS WIN!11!!

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK
   39. Howie Menckel Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5873663)
Mets get a break from a boneheaded play by BBTF fave Puig.
Frazier hits a squibber, ex-Yankee Clippard throws it to first like a..... er, someone who doesn't play the game.
goes down the RF line, picked up by Puig. Frazier begins to land anchor at second when Puig decides - in a celebratory way, I assume, which makes it to be applauded - throws it to a county adjoining third base.

so Frazier 'scampers' into third with 1 out.

but a flyout turns into a DP when Naquin throws a bullet to the plate.

("Ask Your Doctor If Naquin Is Right For You.")

FF (literally) to bottom 8, and a monsoon has descended on Citi Field. I count 4 frogs and 3 locusts as play continues, pending rewind.

and Mets get 1st and 3rd, no one out before the tarp comes back out there. I hope no fans were injured by the driving rain or the frogs or the locusts.

makes a "GAME OVER" decision a lot easier - two contenders, and you want to play out 2-0. but the field is a slog and the Indians Win Probability at this point has to be in the single digits.

I expect a rain-shortened W.
   40. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:09 AM (#5873665)
ex-Yankee Clippard

ex-Nationals*

* unless he really stunk up the place, that is.

Ohhh. YEESH!
   41. Howie Menckel Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:20 AM (#5873666)
"Yankee Clippard" seems more.... evocative.

rain delay continues in Queens. I guess Indians don't have the option to wave a white flag out of the dugout.

BALLGAME OVER
   42. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:29 AM (#5873667)
Clipboard seemed more accurate. It's the glasses.

Meanwhile, Gleyber Torres (the kids call him Gle) smacks a solo circuit clout to narrow the Athletics' lead to 2 runs, it's 5-3 in the 9th in Oakland.

And the rain keeps coming across the islands in the Hudson.
   43. Howie Menckel Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:36 AM (#5873668)
NL WILD CARD

WAS 70-57
STL 68-58

NYM 67-60
PHI 66-60
MIL 65-62
ARI 64-64
SFG 63-65

the Mets rampage is now 26-9

the Braves lead the Nats by 6 and the Mets by 9 - but now they enter Citi Killing Field for 3 contests, with deGrom on for the opener

.............

"Yankee Clippard"

if you say it out loud 3 times in a row, Marilyn Monroe will appear in your dream tonight - or possibly one of the Kennedys

NTTAWWT
   44. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:36 AM (#5873669)
[greenandgoldbroom.jpg]
A's hang on to beat Yankees for the third consecutive game, this time 5-3 though it didn't feel that close - Oakland went up 3-0 in the first and it didn't get any closer until Torres's 2-out, 9th-inning solo home run.
Play of the game was yet another dandy double play started by reigning Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson.
   45. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:40 AM (#5873670)
The Orioles missed a golden marketing opportunity in not convincing Ynoa to change his jersey to read "YNOT" to harken back to the 1989 season of hope.
   46. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 23, 2019 at 01:02 AM (#5873672)
The Dodgers offense basically just took the first eight innings off and then were like “oh yeah, we need to score a few runs to win” ... so they did.
   47. stanmvp48 Posted: August 23, 2019 at 08:43 AM (#5873688)
Attendance in Baltimore last night: 8,153
   48. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 23, 2019 at 10:31 AM (#5873719)
I'm irritated that we apparently have to sweep to pick up any goddamned ground.


...and so "we" did.
   49. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM (#5873720)
Attendance in Baltimore last night: 8,153

I'm sure Fresno will draw better than that when the Nationals move their AAA franchise to Oriole Park.
   50. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 23, 2019 at 10:36 AM (#5873724)
42

Clipboard seemed more accurate. It's the glasses.


Tyler Clippard is the perpetual winner of the Phil Lesh lookalike competition.
   51. Lassus Posted: August 23, 2019 at 10:46 AM (#5873732)
...and so "we" did.

I say "we" when talking about the Mets. Everyone can fight me.

And we actually didn't even gain any ground. We had to sweep to avoid losing ground.
   52. TomH Posted: August 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM (#5873737)
stat of the day (on yesterday's chatter)

In the Year of Strikeouts (well, at least let’s HOPE that next year is not even worse…), the ASTROS are so far ahead of other teams, its reedikalus.

The Astro staff has struck out (as of the morning of 23Aug) 386 more batters than they their hitters have whiffed. This number is double that of the next best team (<insert your guess here at who is 2nd>) at 193. It is more than 2 and a half standard deviations better than MLB avg (sample sigma of 147). The Astros also are second-best at drawing walks minus allowing walks. Which to me makes them a heavy playoff favorite for any series, even vs the Dahdgers. Perhaps surprisingly, it is neither the Orioles nor Tigers who are worst at strike zone control. The dubious honor goes to the Pale Hose, who are -188 in SO and -160 in BB.
   53. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM (#5873741)
We had to sweep to avoid losing ground.

Tell me about it, brother. Will the Braves EVER lose again??
   54. Howie Menckel Posted: August 23, 2019 at 11:35 AM (#5873748)
see Post 43
   55. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 23, 2019 at 12:19 PM (#5873760)
...and so "we" did.

I say "we" when talking about the Mets. Everyone can fight me.

And we actually didn't even gain any ground. We had to sweep to avoid losing ground.


Roger that. The quotes weren't a slam at you; I just always do that because I'm self-conscious about that stuff.
   56. stanmvp48 Posted: August 23, 2019 at 01:09 PM (#5873781)
I just noticed that the Mets have 23 home games and 12 road games remaining.
   57. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 23, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5873816)
That is indeed the case. But a large chunk of those home games are against Atlanta, Philly, the Cubs, the D-Backs and the Dodgers.
   58. stanmvp48 Posted: August 23, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5873822)
Well there aren't a lot of bad teams this year. I did notice that the last week was 4 against Miami and that they finish against the Braves who may have nothing to play for.
   59. Lassus Posted: August 23, 2019 at 03:41 PM (#5873826)
I'm still hoping they end up playing the Braves for the division those closing games.
   60. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 23, 2019 at 03:45 PM (#5873832)
I'm still hoping they end up playing the Braves for the division those closing games.


That would be amazin'...

Fun question: were that the case, does that kind of erase '07-'08?
   61. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 05:08 PM (#5873869)
I'm still hoping they end up playing the Braves for the division those closing games.

You knock 'em down, and the Nats will put 'em away. Sounds like a good plan!
   62. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 05:16 PM (#5873875)
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
This is Anibal Sanchez’s second career multi-hit game. The last one came in 2006.

Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
This is now Aníbal Sánchez's first two-hit game since 2006. He also has his first RBI since 2014 today. He's also seven innings into his best start of the season.

#NoDH
   63. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 06:05 PM (#5873892)
I want to see a fielder on a team wearing black jerseys throw to an umpire by mistake.
   64. Bote Man Posted: August 23, 2019 at 06:56 PM (#5873907)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
Kurt Suzuki on Aníbal Sánchez's day at the plate: "It was impressive. You saw him hit last year. It wasn’t very good. But I think Scherz got a hold of him. Got him in the cage. Start raking. Cause if you’re going to be part of this staff, you’ve got to hit."

If you practice well, they will hit.

#NoDH
   65. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 23, 2019 at 07:44 PM (#5873919)
I assume that when they were deciding on all-white uniforms with white batting helmets for Players’ Weekend, no one in the room was old enough to remember Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex,” and specifically the scene where he’s dressed up as a sperm.

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