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   1. rconn23 Posted: June 25, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5699149)
HOW WILL THE YANKEES LOSE TODAY?
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 01:30 PM (#5699167)
Same way I pray for every day: early and often.
   3. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 04:06 PM (#5699347)
Edwin Jackson pitches for his 13th major league team, tying Octavio Dotel's record.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 04:18 PM (#5699350)
And he's pitching well!
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 04:23 PM (#5699354)
WFAN Radio caller today: "METS stands for 'My Entire Team Stinks!"
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 04:25 PM (#5699357)
WFAN Radio caller today: "METS stands for 'My Entire Team Stinks!"

Now that's not fair. Only about 15 of them are terrible.
   7. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5699378)
Ugh ... from RAB:

The Yankees will be without Gary Sanchez until after the All-Star break. Earlier today the team announced Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain as expected, and this afternoon Aaron Boone confirmed Gary will miss 3-4 weeks with a Grade I strain.

...

Kyle Higashioka was called up to replace Sanchez on the roster and he’ll take over as the backup catcher, a role he held briefly when Sanchez was sidelined last April. Higashioka is 0-for-18 in the big leagues. Still looking for that first hit. Here are all today’s roster moves:

Sanchez placed on the 10-day DL with right groin strain.
Clint Frazier sent down to Triple-A Scranton.
Higashioka and Gio Gallegos recalled from Triple-A Scranton.

   8. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 06:26 PM (#5699427)
it's worse because Sanchez is right-groined.

in other news, the Yankees sent Erik Kratz to the Brewers on May 25 for a box of baseballs to be named later. Kratz - who had a lifetime OPS+ for the Yankees of 546 (a single and a double in 2 PA last year) - is at 141 in 40 PA for the Brewers.

27 HR in 638 AB - for his MLB career. the former Pirate I/Phillie I/Blue Jay/Royal/Phillie II/Astro/Pirate II/Yankee is 38 years old and has a lifetime MLB AVG of .208, but he'd come in handy right now.
   9. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 25, 2018 at 06:35 PM (#5699433)
Higashioka is 0-for-18 in the big leagues.


That sounds promising, almost like that Angels pitcher/batter. What was his name again ?
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 06:42 PM (#5699438)
Headline I expect to see tomorrow:

BREAKING: Realmuto to Yankees for nothing of any importance
   11. perros Posted: June 25, 2018 at 07:11 PM (#5699448)
Hoskins plays left field like a peg leg.
   12. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: June 25, 2018 at 07:36 PM (#5699457)
Odubel Herrera just had the worst ab I have seen all year
   13. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5699459)
GLEYBER!
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5699469)
Odubel Herrera just had the worst ab I have seen all year
Took a pretty awful route on that fly ball there too. You could say he mis-Judged it.
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 25, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5699472)
Why the hell does St. Anton wear that necklace ? That makes him look even more retarded during strikeouts.
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5699475)
ex-Mets manager Bobby Valentine tells NY Daily News that Mets should trade deGrom
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:11 PM (#5699478)
Phillies without a baserunner after 3 innings against Loaisiga; Yankees lead 1-0.
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5699486)
Joe West not amused. Joe West evil eye. Joe West biggest jerk on MLB circus. Joe West : FU !
   19. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5699487)
Johnny Lasagna ... tasty through 4!
   20. rconn23 Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5699489)
Lasagna good so far.The Yankees offense, however, is once against stagnant.
   21. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5699491)
Boy, it sure is fun watching pitchers hit flail pathetically ...
   22. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:36 PM (#5699494)
ALL RISE!

A FRICKIN' LAZER FROM JUDGE!
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:36 PM (#5699495)
Judge HR, a line drive bullet.
   24. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5699499)
Judge kinda put a hurtin' on that one. Didn't look like it got more than 10 ft. off the ground.
   25. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5699509)
Lasagna still tasty ...
   26. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5699513)
117+ mph ground ball single ... Stanton just abuses baseballs.
   27. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 08:55 PM (#5699515)
Bird is soooooooooooooooooooooooo slow.
   28. Bote Man Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:06 PM (#5699523)
Hey everybody! The Nats have a no-hitter going in St. Pete!!
   29. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5699528)
NAILED!
   30. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:14 PM (#5699530)
HAMMER TIME!
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5699532)
Hey everybody! The Nats have a no-hitter going in St. Pete!!


Let's jinx that thing and make someone single off of the ####### loudspeaker !
   32. Bote Man Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:21 PM (#5699533)
Anthony Rendon ensures that there will be no no-no tonight. The Nats will simply lose meekly.
   33. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5699540)
NAILED!
   34. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:29 PM (#5699542)
Bugger.
   35. rconn23 Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5699547)
The Yankees could avoid all this drama by SCORING MORE RUNS!!!
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:36 PM (#5699549)
Just give them a few moments.
   37. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5699553)
desperate Mets trying to exploit a market inefficiency - 14 of the first 16 pitches thrown by Pirates RPs are balls as the Mets close from 5-1 to 5-4 (one strike was a Flores 3-run HR).

pitch 17 isn't even close - but it was a 3-0 count, and it's fun to bully the Mets so 3-1. after a foul, Bautista then swings at ball 5 to strike out.

and Cabrera hits into a DP on a 3-2 pitch, and the MetVille 9 have flamed out
   38. salvomania Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:50 PM (#5699556)
More horrible Cardinals baseball: Leadoff double by Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the 1st; No. 2 hitter Greg Garcia "sacrifices" and Carpenter is thrown out by a mile at 3rd base.

Matheny is just terrible. I'm no fan of that play, in general, in the 1st inning, but with this team, that's just stupid.
   39. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5699557)
I don't believe his fellow bullpen mates were properly respectful for Dellin Betances first MLB plate appearance.
   40. Bote Man Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5699558)
I don't know what just happened in Baltimore, but Darren O'Day just got ejected for arguing about a very late balk call after the play was completed. Piecing it together from what the announcers are saying. Weird sitch.
   41. salvomania Posted: June 25, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5699559)
God, does Mike Clevenger look like a hillbilly.
   42. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5699564)
Thus begins the Duane Underwood Jr. era for the Cubs?
   43. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5699570)
As the world is restored to its proper axis. Yanks back in first by half a game after a little hiccup by Chapman.
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5699579)
More horrible Cardinals baseball: Leadoff double by Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the 1st; No. 2 hitter Greg Garcia "sacrifices" and Carpenter is thrown out by a mile at 3rd base.

Matheny is just terrible. I'm no fan of that play, in general, in the 1st inning, but with this team, that's just stupid.


Assuming that call came from the manager(which is a pretty big stretch in my opinion) it must have been because Matheny was watching the rain delay show and saw all the 80's Cardinal style of baseball, and decided to idiotically imitate Whitey Herzog and his rally killing ways.

Even if it was called from the dugout, I'm not really seeing a huge problem with it for this team right now. We've been having problems scoring runs by any means other than homeruns lately, so a quick strike to start the game and give the team a bit of confidence may not be entirely a bad thing.

   45. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5699580)
I'm going to keep track of the number of pitches in this game at Dodger Stadium that aren't followed by some sort of "make some noise!" or organ music or whatever. Zero so far. Many have had an organ thing AND an oontz-oontz club clip.
   46. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5699581)
Mets announcers don't sugarcoat things, to their credit.

their .216 home AVG is the lowest of any team in 50 years.

this loss gives them 14 home losses in 15 games.

I am due to attend a couple of games because I like baseball - and I won't fret over getting into the stadium for about $5 on Stubhub.
   47. Batman Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5699584)
38 pitches. 1 fair ball.

41 and 2 fair balls now
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5699586)
Well, congrats on your first shutout inning, Duane, but we're gonna need you to get it down below 40 pitches per inning please.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5699587)
Mets announcers don't sugarcoat things, to their credit.


Cardinals announcers have been bagging on Cardinal strikeouts for a week consecutive, they even talk about it when off the air. I saw Mclaughlin in the grocery store and he was acting like a homeless man muttering about strikeouts and "why can't you just put the ball in play, nothing can happen if you strike out. "

add in that they gave this nugget, the Cardinals have the fewest doubles in baseball and fewest triples in baseball (and only more extra bases hits than the Marlins)

   50. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:44 PM (#5699591)
McLaughlin likes to talk about defensive runs saves, and yet then spends hours in a broadcast complaining about strikeouts, it's frustrating to listen to as a fan.
   51. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:46 PM (#5699592)
Maybe not surprisingly, there seems to be a lot less noise pollution when the visitors are batting.
   52. Bote Man Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5699595)
I have to say, at one time I was toying with a mini-tour of some MLB parks, but between the ever-increasing expense and the seemingly deliberate effort to irritate fans into not coming to the park I just lost interest. Good going, MLB!
   53. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:56 PM (#5699597)
I just booked a trip to Pittsburgh for the last weekend in July - going to see a game at PNC for the first time, which I'm looking forward to. Even if I do have to watch the Mets try to play baseball.
   54. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM (#5699599)
So, Randall Grichuk just went all Pujolsian on a pitch from Will Harris in Minute Maid Park.

Statcast called it 471 feet, for the 8th longest HR in the majors this season.
If anything, just listen to the sound of the bat crack. Wonderful sound.
   55. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5699605)
I just booked a trip to Pittsburgh for the last weekend in July - going to see a game at PNC for the first time, which I'm looking forward to. Ev

it's a good city
   56. shoelesjoe Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5699607)
I don't know what just happened in Baltimore, but Darren O'Day just got ejected for arguing about a very late balk call after the play was completed. Piecing it together from what the announcers are saying. Weird sitch.


Darren O'Day pitching to Nelson Cruz, top of the 9th man on first no outs, Mariners up 5-3. O'Day makes the pitch and Cruz pops it up foul to first baseman Chris Davis for the first out. As the Orioles are going back to their positions home plate ump Stu Scheurwater called the previous pitch a balk. Replays showed no obvious balk move by O'Day, and Scheurwater never signaled a balk at all except verbally after the out had been recorded by Davis. None of the other umpires signaled balk either. O'Day said something to Scheurwater and was immediately ejected. It was his first ejection in 576 appearances and only the second balk of his major league career, both of which were called by Scheurwater. Afterwards, Buck Showalter accused Scheurwater of "over-umpiring" and said he hoped the league would fix that.

I'm sure they'll get right on it.

   57. Walt Davis Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:24 PM (#5699609)
Good golly ... Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp are going to start for the NL in the AS game barring some massive ballot stuffing.

Well, congrats on your first shutout inning, Duane, but we're gonna need you to get it down below 40 pitches per inning please.

So far so good on the pitch count and no real complaints on the runs allowed either ... now, if our vaunted offense would start doing its job, maybe we can get the kid a W.
   58. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5699610)
   59. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5699611)
it's a good city
I was there once years ago for a wedding, but not during baseball season. I got a good vibe from the town, though. This time I'm going with a buddy who grew up there and whose family still lives there, so I'm sure we'll find a lot to do.
   60. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5699612)
Nice camera work by the Cubs crew, cutting away from Lasorda just as he begins to pick his nose. Kudos.
   61. Howie Menckel Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5699614)
I've been (almost) everywhere, man.

some cities have their own style - but many don't, even some of the big ones. Pittsburgh has it.
   62. Bote Man Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:31 PM (#5699615)
Good golly ... Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp are going to start for the NL in the AS game barring some massive ballot stuffing.

Before I go grab my hand-wringing gloves to worry over which players are going to the All-Star Game, I'll just remind everyone that this time it just doesn't mattter.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:35 PM (#5699617)
Today is the anniversary of Jose Jimenez no hitter against Randy Johnson, and one of the more impressive streaks of the contemporary era of pitchers, was Randy Johnson during that time period.

From June 25 to July 31st 1999, Randy had 8 starts, 5 complete games, 65 ip, had a 1.25 era(pitched into the 7th or later in every game and never allowed more than two runs) and had a 2-5 record in that time frame, 95 strikeouts also.

In that stretch Jose Jimenez threw a no hitter against the Diamond backs(1-0 score), Villone/Williamson of the Reds had a 1 hitter against them(2-0), Jimenez then threw a two hitter against them(1-0), Hudson/Taylor of the A's 3 hit them(2-0), lost 3-2 against Texas(team lost, he left when he was up 2-0 going to the bottom of the ninth), and then he has his offense show up for a 6-0 shutout against the Mariners, then another loss(2-1) on a three hitter by the Dodgers and Kevin Brown/Shaw, then a relief as he gets a 4-2 win against the Dodgers.

And the Diamondbacks had the best offense in the NL that year.
   64. Walt Davis Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:48 PM (#5699622)
That was also the brief period when I thought Jose Jimenez was gonna be a pretty good pitcher.
   65. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 25, 2018 at 11:48 PM (#5699623)
our vaunted offense
I'm beginning to think people just don't know who they should vaunt.
   66. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 26, 2018 at 12:36 AM (#5699629)
now, if our vaunted offense would start doing its job, maybe we can get the kid a W.


Cubs got swept by the Reds because the pitching was total dogshit.
   67. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 26, 2018 at 12:39 AM (#5699630)
Baez against Jansen could be really ugly.
   68. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 26, 2018 at 12:41 AM (#5699631)
Well now that insurance run really hurts.
   69. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 26, 2018 at 12:42 AM (#5699632)
File under "Thanks as always, Justin Wilson."
   70. Walt Davis Posted: June 26, 2018 at 02:45 AM (#5699638)
Too late but for the record ... the pitching certainly was dogshit ... and the offense scored a whopping 13 runs in 4 games, 6 of them in the Sunday game. So, sure, if the pitching had been to the usual standard on Sunday, we mighta won.

Along with today's game, it's 23 runs in the last 9 games. For the month then it's 83 runs in 23 games, with 41 of those runs coming in just 5 games. Fortunately the pitching and defense has held opps to 85 runs, with 31 of those coming in Cincy.

Cubs RS and RA by month:

M/A: 5.1 3.7
May: 5.3 3.6
Jun: 3.6 3.7

I think I know which one is to blame for the current swoon.

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