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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 05:07 PM (#5493818)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!

Doesn't matter. Mike Trout is back!
   2. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 05:09 PM (#5493820)
Already?! Good for him and the Angles. I figured Trout would be out much longer.

/IAMAD
   3. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: July 14, 2017 at 06:03 PM (#5493833)
Its going to be really interesting to see how the Angels play with Trout back in the lineup. I like how Billy Eppler is valuing pitching, defense, and base-running with underrated moves acquiring Maybin and buying low on Meyer. (still walking way too many, but if he turns the corner he could be top of the rotation) And of course the Simmons trade looks pretty terrific at the moment. I read today that the Angels are interested in Dee Gordon. That would be another fast, athletic dude for them to add to the roster, along with Maybin, Trout, Simmons, and Pujols. (just seeing if you were paying attention)
   4. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 06:24 PM (#5493834)
Amed Rosario @Amed_Rosario
On my knees and I just want to propose to Queens - NY that is. AR = Amed is Ready #Facts.. #DontBeSurprisedBeReady
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 14, 2017 at 06:39 PM (#5493838)
Detroit's outfield is messed up after a concert there on Wednesday. The Jays/Tigers OF'ers are going to be playing on some crappy turf this series.

Okay, what's going on? My post is badly broken!
   6. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: July 14, 2017 at 06:43 PM (#5493839)
It's Bote's fault.
   7. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 06:47 PM (#5493840)
More closing tags...

Fixed! Be sure to refresh the page manually, as it looks funky otherwise. I blame Expression Engine.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 14, 2017 at 07:14 PM (#5493848)
Matt Holliday is back from the DL for the Yankees, at DH & batting 4th. Starlin Castro might be back tomorrow. Newly acquired Garrett Cooper is at 1st base, and batting 6th.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 07:52 PM (#5493854)
Just because I find this fascinating... Gyorko (who hit a 2 run homerun today) is tenth (tied for fifth now barring other homeruns)in homeruns over the past 365 days with 37(now),

Rk   I            Player   OPS HR RBI   BA  OBP  SLG  TB
1            Khris Davis  .876 47 107 .244 .333 .543 309
2             Joey Votto 1.103 41 123 .358 .456 .648 373
3           Brian Dozier  .862 41  97 .265 .336 .526 333
4              Jay Bruce  .827 38  95 .250 .321 .506 274
5       Charlie Blackmon  .976 37 100 .327 .379 .597 385
6            Nelson Cruz  .907 37 117 .293 .363 .544 304
7        George Springer  .901 37  92 .286 .370 .531 332
8           Justin Upton  .875 37 103 .263 .344 .531 283
9      Edwin Encarnacion  .862 37  95 .260 .366 .497 286
10           Jedd Gyorko  .870 36  83 .273 .338 .532 275
11         Manny Machado  .768 36  90 .247 .301 .467 293
12         Nolan Arenado  .918 35 133 .303 .358 .561 352
13        Hanley Ramirez  .866 35  97 .272 .352 .515 265
14         Robinson Cano  .822 35 105 .277 .330 .493 299
15       Freddie Freeman 1.119 34  90 .333 .442 .677 283
16           Aaron Judge 1.026 34  76 .296 .410 .616 237
17           Mike Napoli  .759 34  79 .214 .309 .450 223
18          Rougned Odor  .734 34  82 .240 .275 .459 283
19          Gary Sanchez  .947 33  82 .290 .370 .577 237
20     Giancarlo Stanton  .894 33  82 .270 .349 .545 250
21           Mark Trumbo  .745 33  84 .237 .302 .443 271 
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 07:54 PM (#5493855)
Fixed! Be sure to refresh the page manually, as it looks funky otherwise. I blame Expression Engine.


I've never figured it out, how do you fix it when other people forget to close their tags?
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 14, 2017 at 07:56 PM (#5493856)
Bryce Harper has homered, # 21.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:00 PM (#5493858)
Gyorko nearly makes a great play off a ball deflected off of Leake, just threw it a bit too wide to pull the first baseman off the bag, if he gets it on throw, it's a highlight reel.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:03 PM (#5493860)
I'm happy to see McCutchen having a rebound year... but rField really hates his defense right now....not sure how much of that is because of playing right, but he's Bernie Williams level of a bad defender by rField. Last year he was -28... Only people who have played 100 or more games in center with a worse rField was Kemp in 2010 with -37, and Joe Carter in 1990 with - 29....
   14. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:06 PM (#5493861)
50+ pitches to get through 2 innings?

Mr. Montgomery is not long for this game.

Good thing the Yankees only have to play a double header tomorrow, me thinks the Scranton shuttle will be busy tonight ...
   15. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:08 PM (#5493863)
I've never figured it out, how do you fix it when other people forget to close their tags?

Close everything. But I could still remember what I had pasted into the text box (em tag) so I just put 2 into my followup post. But in my followup post it was repeating what was enclosed in the em tags at the bottom of the message while I was trying to edit it to figure out how to fix it, so it looked like it was messed up in addition to not closed. Once I hit F5 it looked as expected. The whole thing was weird. Maybe the hashtag messed up E.E. or sumpin?
   16. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5493864)
#5. Not just any concert...

METALLICA!!!!!!
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5493865)
Close everything


so you closed b, i, u, quote, code? using the same brackets "[]" and not other brackets like "<>"
   18. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:11 PM (#5493866)
Jorge Castillo‏ @jorgeccastillo
Joe Ross said he'd never dealt with elbow trouble before. Waiting on exam results but Dusty said they're preparing for the worst. Exact quote from Dusty: "We’re preparing for it to be a longer situation."

Also, Jayson Werth's rehab is coming along slower than expected. Trea Turner out until maybe September? Koda Glover aint coming back ever, in my opinion. Sammy Solis sent down after stinking up 4 appearances. Watch the 0.500 Nats sag into the dreck of the NL Least.
   19. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:16 PM (#5493867)
so you closed b, i, u, quote, code? using the same brackets "[]" and not other brackets like "<>"

I knew what I needed to close since every post below mine was italicized, so I closed the italics tag which is generalized as emphasis. I mean, you can see what text effect is being applied so if everything is boldface, just close the bold tag; no need to close everything (despite what I posted above).

You have to use the tags that Expression Engine recognizes, which are what you get when you click any of those little buttons above the text entry box. So they will be enclosed in square brackets [ ] yes. It doesn't take < html > angle brackets as that can lead to hackery and problems; it takes its own tags and spits out what your browser wants.
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5493868)
Just for fun, and not to be campaigning, but to be talking positive about your team.... what players on your team could have made the all star game and you would have felt was worthy(not relative, other words not meaning you think they are top 2-3 at their position, but that at a quick glance their performance has looked all star worthy.)

For example, as a Cardinal fan, beyond Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals..... I would call Gyorko, Pham and Leake as having all star quality seasons (or in Gyorko's case, all star level since the last all star game, which is what I generally like to judge a player by.)
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5493869)
I knew what I needed to close since every post below mine was italicized, so I closed the italics tag which is generalized as emphasis. I mean, you can see what text effect is being applied so if everything is boldface, just close the bold tag; no need to close everything.


I've tried that in the past when that has happened on here and it never worked. I would get it, if it required the same person to close it, but I'm pretty sure that I've seen people close other peoples tags when it's been messed up.
   22. salvomania Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:22 PM (#5493870)
I'm not so sure Dexter Fowler is a very good outfielder...
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5493873)
I'm not so sure Dexter Fowler is a very good outfielder...


He's not, he has plus speed and no arm, so everyone assumes he must be a centerfielder....

edit: in reality he is Lou Brock part Deux, which is fine, if they put him in left where he belongs, Pham in center. (more power, less speed and much better plate discipline than Lou)
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5493874)
You can never take your mind off of the game when Yadier Molina has the ball... that was just sick.
   25. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5493877)
Bam Bam go boom boom, home run #22, his 14th multi-homer game of his career, the 4th of this season.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5493878)
That inning for the Pirates is one of those innings that pisses off your own fans... A bunch of pouting....


Polanco hits a bomb, but it's called foul, replay confirms it's foul, then he hits a ball to dead away center, that might clear the fence, he's very nonchanlantly jogging to first, it hits the top of the fence and bounces way away from Fowler and Pham wasn't backing him up, with even a half ass effort from Polanco, he has an easy triple.... Then Polanco is on third base, and wanders off the base after the pitch and is walking back to third with his back to the catcher, and Yadier throws the ball and picks him off before he even realizes there is a play going on. Then the Pirates pitcher up to bat hits a ball to the third baseman, and decides that he will walk to first, Gyorko doesn't realize this of course and makes a really bad off line bloop throw, that Carpenter leaves the bag, catches 10 feet in foul terriotory, and then returns to the bag for the force out...at this point in time, Cole is maybe 40 feet down the line.
   27. salvomania Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5493879)
.. that was just sick.

That's the second time he and Molina have pulled that off in the last month or so...

The last time was when a batter rounded third and casually walked back as the throw came to the plate.... then , as with tonight, Gyorko so casually creeps up toward the bag, looking around distractedly as if he isn't even looking at the runner, then Molina snaps a throw and Gyorko waits until the last instant before snapping it up and slapping down the tag on a very surprised baserunner...
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5493880)
Molina has three pickoffs this year, all three have been at third base... that is kinda cool...

Last time I checked, Molina was a bit behind Irod for most pickoffs of all time. (note that stat isn't really a great stat because it only has data from like 1985 or so)

edit: as of the start of today, Molina has 59, Irod 88 according to bb-ref... Molina averages 4.21 po per season(including this one) Irod 4.19, so if Molina can play for 21 years, he should have a chance.....
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:42 PM (#5493882)
(note according to bb-ref Molina has 4 pickoffs this year, but according to the broadcast, he only has three including todays game...so there is a discrepency in their methods of counting)
   30. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:44 PM (#5493883)
Dammit, Joey Joe Joe, get. someone. up.
   31. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:46 PM (#5493884)
Oh for ####'s suck Torreyes ...
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5493885)
Leake not having a sharp night tonight, has 5 walks so far, in only 5 innings (it's a very tight strike zone) that is not his normal game. Coming into today, he had 24 walks in 17 starts.
   33. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5493887)
I don't really know who Kevin Gausman is, but he is giving up a lot of home runs.
   34. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 14, 2017 at 08:55 PM (#5493889)
Dodgers got to find a way to strike against this Marlins bullpen. McCarthy just couldn't quite get to 5 innings without getting blasted.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5493890)
I would love to see someone tally error percentages on plays. And not even error percentages, but 'miscues' on plays... we used to always talk about the break even point on steals, which of course is a moving target depending on the situation, but it's also probably the single play that has the most defensive miscues...from overthrowing the ball, to a fielder not holding onto the throw etc

Bunt plays probably have a high percentage of miscues also, and how many times has a throw to a bag been a miscue?
   36. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5493891)
Sonny Gray reportedly scratched from tonight's start, suggesting a trade may be imminent.
   37. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5493892)
Not sure how I feel about that ...
   38. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5493893)
Sanchez!!!

I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT!
   39. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:09 PM (#5493894)
Of course, this probably means Girardi will try and nurse Montgomery to the win, which I'm sure will end swimmingly ...

[edit] Nope, Green is in.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:16 PM (#5493896)
That was another great play by Gyorko....Three great plays by him tonight.... There is a reason his rField is as high as it is. He's not a Machado or Arenado or other great defensive players, but he's just incredibly smart and lucky with timing of his good plays.
   41. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:24 PM (#5493899)
Jose Altuve races out into right-center and just missed a blooper that goes over his head. In mid-play, he spikes his glove in disgust... and then runs to go get the ball and throw it back into the infield.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:34 PM (#5493900)
Not sure about the call on that play..... pop up third base side, Gyorko goes to chase it, and stabs at it, and it deflects into foul terriotory, but his glove was right on the line...replay ruled it was a foul ball, but I don't know about that..
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:35 PM (#5493901)
Replay has been one of the Cardinals best friends today....mind you there was only one over turn, but there were two Pirate protests that were confirmed by replay...one was correct, not sure about the other one though.
   44. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:37 PM (#5493902)
That's 5 straight K's for Chad. Does Sterling have a nickname for him yet?
   45. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:46 PM (#5493904)
Take your pick:
Athletics' Sonny Gray: Scratched from Friday's start - CBSSports.com
CBS Sports › fantasy › baseball › news
41 mins ago - Gray has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against Cleveland, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports. At this time of the year, expect a trade announcement to come shortly.

Athletics' Sonny Gray: Starting Friday despite rumors of scratch - CBSSports.com
CBS Sports › fantasy › baseball › news
41 mins ago - Gray will start despite rumors he has been scratched, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports. Gray could very well be traded any minute, but it's time to calm down after earlier rumors ...
   46. BDC Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:48 PM (#5493905)
Jason Hammel is no-hitting the Rangers through five in KC. Don't really have anything to discuss, just wanted to jinx him :)
   47. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:48 PM (#5493906)
Justin Grimm is one of those relievers who has been around for a while who just sort of goes under my radar, but it FEELS like he's often being brought in to let inherited runners score.
   48. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:50 PM (#5493907)
This is definitely the type of game we lose. Take an early lead and fail to do anything after that. Allow the other team to come back and tie it up, and it becomes a battle of the pens.
   49. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:50 PM (#5493908)
This is definitely the type of game we lose. Take an early lead and fail to do anything after that. Allow the other team to come back and tie it up, and it becomes a battle of the pens.


This could definitely be describing the game in Baltimore, too.
   50. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5493909)
Heck of an outing for Grimm.
   51. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5493911)
Why is Grimm still in there?
   52. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:54 PM (#5493912)
Never a doubt.

(changes pants)
   53. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 09:56 PM (#5493913)
Cubs are probably gonna need to score some more runs, because this pitching continues to be clown shoes.
   54. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:00 PM (#5493915)
A.J. Ramos had just one out to get, and somehow manages to put men on 2nd and 3rd with a one run lead.
   55. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:01 PM (#5493916)
AND PUIG CRUSHES ONE. 4-3 Marlins, now 6-4 Dodgers.

There was two outs! And then single, walk, wild pitch, and 3-run no-doubt homer. Ball was wrecked.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5493917)
Was vs Cincy, Was has a 5-0 lead in the ninth inning.... cincy has two outs and bases loaded... this is why baseball is great.
   57. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:06 PM (#5493918)
[55] lol, I came back here to post about exactly that
   58. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5493919)
Sonny Gray now on the mound, despite trade rumors.
   59. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5493920)
Was vs Cincy, Was had a 5-0 lead in the ninth inning.... cincy has two outs and bases loaded... this is why baseball is great.

Dusty ran LHP Gio out there to face LHB Votto, got him. Then the game went to hell because...wait for it...

THE NATS BULLPEN!

Fat Albers gave up a single to Duvall, single to Suarez, K to Schebler, single to Peraza to load the bases before Dusty yanked him to bring in Matt Grace who got Prof. Barnhart to ground out to end it mercifully. Gio took a 4-hitter into the 9th. And now you know...the rest of the story.
   60. dog poop god (SS) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:09 PM (#5493921)
Looking like the Dodgers year for sure, esp if Puig gets going.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5493923)
Cardinal player gets injured on a routine play, wonderful....
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:12 PM (#5493925)
Piscotty injured his groin on a throw after a short flyout to right.... Jose Martinez takes over for him.... Cardinals only have 4 outfielders for some reason.
   63. dog poop god (SS) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:14 PM (#5493926)
40 straight wins once the Dodgers have a lead. Or something like that.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:17 PM (#5493927)
yep. predictable result, a nail in the coffin of Oh as the closer....
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:19 PM (#5493928)
Cardinal relievers we can currently trust...
1. Cecil.
2. Rosenthal
3. Brebbia....and that is it.
   66. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:24 PM (#5493929)
Duensing?! Who in blazes is Duensing?? What does it mean, Spock??
   67. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5493933)
Charming.

Just charming.
   68. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5493934)
Albert Pujols hits #605. 1-1, tie game.
   69. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5493935)
Way to pick that ball up, rookie.
   70. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5493936)
Lovely.

Just lovely.
   71. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5493937)
I'm calling a walk-off walk here ...
   72. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:38 PM (#5493938)
Just another day at the office for Chapman. What a ####### slug. Send him back to Castro.
   73. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:38 PM (#5493939)
Sigh
   74. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:39 PM (#5493940)
Cardinal relievers we can currently trust...
1. Cecil.
2. Rosenthal
3. Brebbia....and that is it.


I thought Cecil was slowly killing you guys...
   75. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:44 PM (#5493941)
In mid-play, he spikes his glove in disgust

Ahhh, yes. The Nyjer Morgan patented move.
   76. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:46 PM (#5493942)
Just another day at the office for Chapman. What a ####### slug. Send him back to Castro.


it's quite a WS hangover. Cubs are below .500 Former Cubs on other teams:

Chapman - 4.35 ERA
Soler - .159 BA
Travis Wood - 6.06 ERA
Jason Hammel - 5.04 ERA
Fowler - .248 BA, but 114 OPS+ and leading the Cards in HR
Coghlan - 51 OPS+
Clayton Richard - 4.66 ERA. To be fair, this is pretty good for him.
Trevor Cahill is doing OK.
   77. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:48 PM (#5493943)
Coghlan - 51 OPS+


But he did have that sweet head first jump OVER Molina earlier this season...so that's cool!
   78. Textbook Editor Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:50 PM (#5493944)
I can kind of see why you pitch to Bogaerts and IBB Ramirez, but personally I would have IBB Xander and took my chances with the free swinger, then gone after the lefties. And to be honest if Didi makes a clean throw none of the rest happens.
   79. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:55 PM (#5493946)
I would have never thought two hours ago that this damn game would need any of my attention.
   80. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:57 PM (#5493947)
it's quite a WS hangover. Cubs are below .500 Former Cubs on other teams:

Chapman - 4.35 ERA
Soler - .159 BA
Travis Wood - 6.06 ERA
Jason Hammel - 5.04 ERA
Fowler - .248 BA, but 114 OPS+ and leading the Cards in HR
Coghlan - 51 OPS+
Clayton Richard - 4.66 ERA. To be fair, this is pretty good for him.
Trevor Cahill is doing OK.


I guess it's a testament to how passively I've followed baseball in 2017, because I had no idea the trio of Cubbie transplants were doing so abysmally in KC.
   81. Walt Davis Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:01 PM (#5493949)
It goes against my memory as well but, prior to today's game, Grimm had actually let only 3 of 13 IR to score, essentially tied with Duensing (!) and Edwards as the best on the team. Strop has the most IR (24) and most scored (11) which is not good. Rondon and Uehara have been as bad as Strop in rate terms while Wade Davis has let a shocking 100% of his inherited runners score!
   82. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:05 PM (#5493950)
It goes against my memory as well but, prior to today's game, Grimm had actually let only 3 of 13 IR to score, essentially tied with Duensing (!) and Edwards as the best on the team. Strop has the most IR (24) and most scored (11) which is not good. Rondon and Uehara have been as bad as Strop in rate terms while Wade Davis has let a shocking 100% of his inherited runners score!


It's strange, because Duensing is another guy who I swear is often letting inherited runners score.
   83. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:09 PM (#5493953)
Wade Davis has let a shocking 100% of his inherited runners score!

No relation, I assume???
   84. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:09 PM (#5493954)
Mike Trout, first game back, second AB, he singles then steals second base. It would have been reasonable to expect some rust, but none of those expectations apply to him.
   85. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:10 PM (#5493955)
Wade Davis has let a shocking 100% of his inherited runners score!
Wait, what? Is it like some tiny number, like 2?
   86. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:12 PM (#5493956)
It took a while, but it was inevitable. Well done, Cubs.
   87. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5493957)
Quite the two games the Cubs have had: down 10 runs before their first at-bats in one game; blow an 8-0 lead in the next.
   88. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:26 PM (#5493958)
This game in Baltimore is a lot closer than the score would indicate.
   89. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5493959)
Delightfully uneventful bottom of the ninth.
   90. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:37 AM (#5493970)
Just another day at the office for Chapman. What a ####### slug. Send him back to Castro.


Maybe this was facetious? Because of course Chapman faced four batters and got three ground balls to the infield and also issued a walk in which half the blame goes to Girardi for walking the bases loaded, removing Chapman's margin for error. The other walk is 100% on Girardi, just as if Girardi was on the mound.

Hard to imagine Chapman doing his job better than that.
   91. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:49 AM (#5493973)
It's actually not hard to imagine at all...
   92. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5493974)
Free baseball in Anaheim.
   93. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5493975)
Four batters faced, three ground balls to the infield and half a walk. I sign for that every time.
   94. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 15, 2017 at 08:34 AM (#5493985)
Four batters faced, three ground balls to the infield and half a walk. I sign for that every time.

The ground balls were hard hit, but more to the point, he struggled with his command with every batter, he was afraid to throw anything but fast balls,** his unforgivable brain fart allowed an easy double steal that forced the subsequent intentional walk, he saved his worst performance for the last batter, and I'm not sure if he even had a single swing and miss. I'm not saying it was his worst performance ever, but it was bad enough. His ERA is now a sterling 3.92, almost double what it was last year, and he's one of the main reasons the Yankees' bullpen leads the Majors with 18 blown saves. It was especially morale crushing after the way Green, Warren and Betances were so completely dominant in the preceding 4 innings, with 9 strikeouts and no walks.

** When asked after the game why he didn't throw anything but fast balls, Chapman said only that "I didn't want to". But when you see hitters routinely making contact on 102 MPH pitches, you know they're coming in flat.
   95. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 15, 2017 at 08:49 AM (#5493986)
I'm not sure if he even had a single swing and miss.


Close.

One.

From RAB


The biggest problem here is one swing and miss among 23 pitches. One. Chapman’s swing and miss rate has dropped from 18.6% last year to 14.1% this year — that’s still really good! — and on his fastball specifically, his whiffs-per-swing rate has fallen from 41.0% in 2015 to 32.8% in 2016 to 26.9% in 2017. Chapman got hosed on some weak grounders Friday. The Yankees also didn’t give this guy $86M to get weak grounders. He has not been the same overpowering Aroldis Chapman this year. Not even close.


   96. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM (#5494001)
** When asked after the game why he didn't throw anything but fast balls, Chapman said only that "I didn't want to". But when you see hitters routinely making contact on 102 MPH pitches, you know they're coming in flat.


Based on his time with the Cubs last year, that seemed like the biggest flaw with Chapman: If those fastballs have zero movement, it's going to likely be a rough outing, because he's got nothing else to lean on.
   97. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 15, 2017 at 11:10 AM (#5494002)
The biggest problem here is one swing and miss among 23 pitches. One. Chapman’s swing and miss rate has dropped from 18.6% last year to 14.1% this year — that’s still really good! — and on his fastball specifically, his whiffs-per-swing rate has fallen from 41.0% in 2015 to 32.8% in 2016 to 26.9% in 2017. Chapman got hosed on some weak grounders Friday. The Yankees also didn’t give this guy $86M to get weak grounders. He has not been the same overpowering Aroldis Chapman this year. Not even close.

And even that doesn't even take into account just how horrible Chapman's been lately, and by "lately" I mean since early May. For his first 12 appearances of the season, he posted an 0.79 ERA, with 7 saves, no blown saves, a .427 OPS, and 6 hits in 11.1 innings. Since then, in his next 12 appearances, he's had 1 save, 3 blown saves, a 7.71 ERA and a .908 OPS, with 16 hits allowed in 9.1 innings.
   98. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM (#5494016)
No new omnichatter today. I still keep thinking about that Puig home run from last night. He just crushed that one to center field. It feels like the Dodgers are invincible right now. I realize they're not, but wow. They're on a 7 game win streak right now. Two of those games they were trailing after 8 innings and another they were trailing in the 8th inning. They're 27-4 in their last 31 games. Against NL opponents, they're 20-1 in that time. The only time I can think of that felt like this was the 42-8 streak in 2013. This one feels even better, because the 2013 streak began when the team was 30-42 so it felt kind of flukish and the team was below water for much of the streak while this time, we know the team is loaded.
   99. Brian C Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:47 PM (#5494021)
Four batters faced, three ground balls to the infield and half a walk. I sign for that every time.

Why would you sign up for that every time, exactly? A "half a walk" (whatever that means) and 100% contact rate is not particularly impressive on its own terms or something that one would expect to lead to consistent success, but it's especially unimpressive from a guy who has struck out over 40% of the batters he's faced over the course of his career. If Chapman of all people is routinely allowing contact, isn't that a sign that maybe his stuff was not so good?
   100. Textbook Editor Posted: July 15, 2017 at 12:57 PM (#5494023)
** When asked after the game why he didn't throw anything but fast balls, Chapman said only that "I didn't want to". But when you see hitters routinely making contact on 102 MPH pitches, you know they're coming in flat.


Hm. Watching it in real time, I could have sworn he threw a slider or two to Benintendi. Might have just been bad fastballs, though.

If Gregorius makes a good throw to 2nd base, it's runner on 1st, 1 out, with Bogaerts up. That's salvageable, not a disaster. Gregorius changed the whole inning with that non-error throwing error.

That's not to say Chapman pitched well--he didn't. But he was hardly Mitch Williams out there. It wasn't any kind of meltdown--balls had eyes, the IF defense didn't help out, and then he walked a guy.

They're 27-4 in their last 31 games.


Holy shite; I had no idea they were on that sort of run... this is what you get for only paying attention to the AL...
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