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OMNICHATTER! is the new Batman, for May 17, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:04 PM | 58 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:07 PM (#5843242)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. JJ1986 Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:16 PM (#5843244)
Are all teams wearing weird ugly green caps or is that something that's just in the Mets/Marlins game?
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:20 PM (#5843246)
Michael Kay informs me that MLB teams are wearing “Camouflage-Infused Caps” for Military Appreciation Day.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:29 PM (#5843247)
Trea Turner has returned.
Eddie Matz, ESPN Senior Writer

Trea Turner is back. The Nationals shortstop, who missed six weeks with a broken finger, has been activated prior to Washington's series opener against the Cubs. Huge boost for the Nats - their shortstops have a combined OPS of .627, fifth worst in MLB. And they've accounted for minus-29 runs saved, second worst in the NL.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 07:39 PM (#5843249)
Kendrys Morales era starts with a long HR to right for NYY. 1-0.
   6. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 17, 2019 at 08:04 PM (#5843250)
Michael Kay informs me that MLB teams are wearing “Camouflage-Infused Caps” for Military Appreciation Day.


Why, is there even a war going on ?
   7. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 17, 2019 at 08:06 PM (#5843252)
Voit FTW, but he really needs to button up.
   8. JJ1986 Posted: May 17, 2019 at 08:23 PM (#5843259)
Literally every day is Military Appreciation Day for MLB.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 17, 2019 at 08:32 PM (#5843261)
Literally every day is Military Appreciation Day for MLB.
Yeah, but without the camouflage, how will anyone notice? That's the whole point of camo, to draw attention to things.
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: May 17, 2019 at 08:38 PM (#5843265)
Scherzer allows 3 more ER in 4 IP vs Cubs so far. ERA now 3.86

Ks and peripherals say he's still a stud, but....
   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:04 PM (#5843266)
After yesterday's Orioles disaster the Phillies had three fielders' choices in a row leading to zero outs. This was in the second inning, including two throwing errors by our pitcher in his second major-league start.
   12. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:32 PM (#5843272)
In case you haven't noticed, 3.86 is studly nowadays. (Also, it's really early in the year to be able to read anything into stats besides peripherals.)
   13. rconn23 Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5843273)
Another horrible bullpen move by Aaron Boone. Bringing in Chad Greene in a critical situation after one good previous appearance and ... 2-1 Rays. Unreal. Also, the Astros getting shut out by Rick Porcello?!
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:38 PM (#5843276)
Not anymore.
   15. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:50 PM (#5843280)
Cole Irvin gets a walk after a 10-pitch AB with 2 outs. McCutchen then hits a homer.

Later, Realmuto gets a double after a 10-pitch AB with 2 outs. Hernandez then hits a double.

Satisfying!
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:06 PM (#5843284)
In the Good Old Days that Yanks/Rays game would have been declared a tie and have to be replayed in its entirety,** not merely suspended and completed tomorrow with the Rays ahead. Stupid rules change!

** Assuming it won't be resumed at around 4:00 tomorrow morning.
   17. Meatwad Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM (#5843288)
13 pitch at bat for schwarber ends in a home run.
   18. Meatwad Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:19 PM (#5843289)
And bryant goes deep on the first pitch he sees. Back to back!
   19. Meatwad Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:30 PM (#5843291)
This inning has been something else. I fear Davey Martinez will not be manager for much longer.
   20. Walt Davis Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:31 PM (#5843292)
The baseball gods love Javy Baez
   21. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:32 PM (#5843294)
Good to see they're piling on because it seems like the Nationals should be the ones blowing out the Cubs given how many chances they've had tonight.
   22. Brian C Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:36 PM (#5843296)
That was quite a clown show inning for the Nats, especially coming off the clown show end to their half of the 7th.

As awesome as that Schwarber at-bat was, Deshaies made the good point that Barraclough was really asking for it, throwing the same pitch in the same location over and over again. It really was bizarre to watch - 13 pitches, every one of them going low and away. Tough to understand the thought process there.

   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5843297)
** Assuming it won't be resumed at around 4:00 tomorrow morning.

It was a 35 minute rain delay.
   24. Brian C Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5843298)
Good to see they're piling on because it seems like the Nationals should be the ones blowing out the Cubs given how many chances they've had tonight.

This I just don't understand. The Cubs have blown plenty of chances, too - there's just no reason to say that the Nats should be blowing out the Cubs.
   25. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:44 PM (#5843300)
This I just don't understand. The Cubs have blown plenty of chances, too - there's just no reason to say that the Nats should be blowing out the Cubs.


Chalk it up to bad luck then. I haven't been watching all night, but it seemed like every time I turned on the radio, checked my phone, or flipped on the TV, the Nationals had at least a couple of guys on.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5843301)
Burnes and Barnes combine to allow 9 ER in 2 IP of relief, so Brewers trail 12-4 and send out INF-OF Hernan Perez to pitch a scoreless 8th.

Brewers have scored four quick ones in the 9th to make it 12-8.

I expect the Nats to acquire Perez by the end of the weekend to be their setup man for closer Doolittle.

   27. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:47 PM (#5843302)
Brewers were down 12-0. The tying run was on deck in the ninth when the game ended.
   28. Brian C Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:49 PM (#5843303)
Damn, Kris.
   29. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:51 PM (#5843304)
Bryant having himself a night.
   30. rconn23 Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:52 PM (#5843305)
GIO!!
   31. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:52 PM (#5843306)
HOLY ####### #####! WHAT A ####### ENDING!
   32. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:53 PM (#5843307)
This is like a video game.
   33. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:53 PM (#5843308)
And look who just moved into first place-----It's those sly old New York Yankees.
   34. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM (#5843309)
Voit HR, Sánchez single, Torres double & WP ties game, and then Urshela single to deep CF wins game, and puts YANKEES IN 1st PLACE!
   35. Brian C Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM (#5843310)
Bryant might get a chance at a 4th the way this is going.
   36. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM (#5843311)
Bryant ties his career high with 3 HR. Also, Baez ties his career high with two unintentional walks. (He did have three total walks once last year, but two of those were intentional.)
   37. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:55 PM (#5843312)
Bryant getting "only" 5 RBI on three homers makes me wonder what the lowest RBI total is for a three homer game.
   38. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5843314)
Bryant getting "only" 5 RBI on three homers makes me wonder what the lowest RBI total is for a three homer game.


I'm not entirely sure I know how to look that up, but it has to be 3, right? Three solo home runs in one game doesn't seem like such an improbable feat to have never happened in 100 years, does it?

Nice to see the Cubs put together a rout. It feels like it's been awhile. They've been winning plenty, but even the Marlins series seemed a lot tighter than it should have been.
   39. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5843315)
Boog Powell once had a 3 homer game in a game the Orioles won 3-0.
   40. Meatwad Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5843316)
Odds are its 3 solo shots. Im sure sosa did it at least once.
   41. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:59 PM (#5843317)
   42. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:01 PM (#5843318)
I remembered that game as 3-0 for about 50 years, until I looked it up a year ago and discovered the same thing you just did.
   43. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5843319)
Nice to see the Cubs put together a rout. It feels like it's been awhile.


Not just a rout, but a rout in a game started by Scherzer.
   44. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5843320)
Thanks, Misirlou.
   45. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5843321)
Re: #37/38 - okay it turns out BB-Ref's Play Index has a game finder that can look up this exact thing. They show 76 games where a player hit 3 home runs and had 3 RBI in the game, including 5 times last season - by Mookie Betts twice (4/17, 5/2), A.J. Pollock (4/30), Ronald Guzman (8/10), and Trevor Story (9/5). Skimming through, the 5 times in 2018 is the most in a season (it happened 4 times in 2001 it looks like). Makes sense that it'd be more common in 2018 - lots of home runs, not a lot of other types of hits.
   46. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5843322)
Re: #37/38 - okay it turns out BB-Ref's Play Index has a game finder that can look up this exact thing. They show 76 games where a player hit 3 home runs and had 3 RBI in the game, including 5 times last season - by Mookie Betts twice (4/17, 5/2), A.J. Pollock (4/30), Ronald Guzman (8/10), and Trevor Story (9/5). Skimming through, the 5 times in 2018 is the most in a season (it happened 4 times in 2001 it looks like). Makes sense that it'd be more common in 2018 - lots of home runs, not a lot of other types of hits.


Jeez, I know three-homer games aren't unheard of, but I'm really surprised to hear a three-homer, 3-RBI game has happened that many times.
   47. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:08 PM (#5843323)
Jeez, I know three-homer games aren't unheard of, but I'm really surprised to hear a three-homer, 3-RBI game has happened that many times.

Not sure if PI would catch this, but George Brett's 3 HR game in the playoffs was a 3 RBI effort as well.
   48. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:09 PM (#5843324)
Odds are its 3 solo shots. Im sure sosa did it at least once.


Sosa appears to have done it twice (6/15/98 and 8/9/01). Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez also did it once each as Cubs. And Tuffy Rhodes 3-HR game on Opening Day 1994 only produced 3 RBI for Rhodes. The other Cubs to do it were Dave Kingman in 1979, Ernie Banks in 1957 (in the second game of a doubleheader, appropriately enough), Hank Sauer in what I think was his MVP season (1952), and the immortal Clyde McCullough, who did it on July 26, 1942.
   49. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5843325)
Not sure if PI would catch this, but George Brett's 3 HR game in the playoffs was a 3 RBI effort as well.


It's an option, but I think it's an option I failed to include in generating my list.
   50. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:12 PM (#5843326)
Odds are its 3 solo shots. Im sure sosa did it at least once.


Sosa did it twice. So did Powell, Barry Bonds, Steve Finley, and of course betts. Griffey Jr. AND Sr. did it once each. Besides Powell, Del Wilbur (3-0 win), Hank Sauer (3-2 win), Eddie Murray (4-3 loss), Clyde McCulough (4-3 loss), Steve Finley (4-3 loss), Ike Davis (7-3 loss), Lucas Duda (6-3 loss), and Gus Bell (5-3 loss), all drove in their teams only runs with their 3 solo shots.
   51. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5843327)
I'm really surprised to hear a three-homer, 3-RBI game has happened that many times.


Ditto. I was expecting maybe a dozen or so games. I expected the number to be greater than zero, but probably closer to zero than 50, much less 76.
   52. Brian C Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5843328)
Now I'm wondering what the record for fewest RBI in a 2-homer game is.
   53. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5843329)
Jeez, I know three-homer games aren't unheard of, but I'm really surprised to hear a three-homer, 3-RBI game has happened that many times.


The coolest thing to me is that both Griffey's did it. Especially since Sr. wasn't rally a big HR guy. Of course, Tuffy Rhodes did it with only 13 career HR. have I ever mentioned I was at that game?
   54. stanmvp48 Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:23 PM (#5843331)
Hunter Pence. 301/362/624
   55. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:26 PM (#5843332)
And for those still listening, Mike Cameron is the only player to have a 4 HR, 4 RBI game.
   56. Howie Menckel Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:29 PM (#5843336)
Reggie Jackson hit 3 home runs - on 3 pitches - off 3 different pitchers - in the Yankees' Game 6 World Series-clinching game in 1977 over the Dodgers.

he'd win this contest in a walk, except he knocked in 5 runs instead of 3.
   57. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:43 PM (#5843337)
C. C. Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Rays tonight - undoubtedly the key to the comeback victory.
   58. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 18, 2019 at 12:37 AM (#5843338)
Giants used a 5 outfielder defense, along with both remaining infielders shifted to the 1st base side, against Alex Avila, while trailing 7-0. Avila grounded out to the 3rd baseman, playing where a 2nd baseman shading toward 2nd would have been BITD.

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