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OMNICHATTER is the new black, for June 13, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM | 129 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 11:32 AM (#5691194)
Six day games today! Including a 12:10. :-)
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 12:07 PM (#5691227)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   3. rconn23 Posted: June 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5691231)
How many runs will Sonny Gray give up in Yankee stadium today? 7.22 ERA in the Bronx this year.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 12:19 PM (#5691238)
How many runs will Sonny Gray give up in Yankee stadium today? 7.22 ERA in the Bronx this year.

2 R in 7 IP. I think Sonny has figured it out.
   5. rconn23 Posted: June 13, 2018 at 12:29 PM (#5691248)
"2 R in 7 IP. I think Sonny has figured it out."

I hope you're right. He's been great on the road, but fear of the homer has messed with his head at home, I believe.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:18 PM (#5691287)
Mets getting no-hit through 5. DeGrom's going to lose it one of these days and attack his team mates with a bat.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:19 PM (#5691288)
once the Braves finish off this shutout of the Mets today, they will either be 1,550-1,550 all-time (say Mets announcers) or 1,549-1,550 (says BB-ref)
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:26 PM (#5691295)
No-hit through 6.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:31 PM (#5691300)
Yay! A hit.

Could we dare hope for a run?
   10. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:41 PM (#5691311)
The Mets are a joke.
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:49 PM (#5691320)
The Mets are a joke.

How are they this bad? The talent on hand doesn't look awful.

   12. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:57 PM (#5691327)
Well for one thing, injuries. Lagares and Flores were supposed to be depth and both have been out for a long time. Cespedes is supposed to be the best hitter on the team and he is out indefinitely. Frazier missed almost a month I think. They lost both of their just about league average catchers on the same day. Major injuries to a few bullpen arms which is less relevant since the offense is really the problem.

Add to all of that, Bruce is hitting like a glove first shortstop. Conforto is lost. Rosario IS a glove first shortstop. Cabrera is playing hurt and when he takes a day off they have some lovely AAA options to choose from. Also they never bothered to seriously address who was going to play first base this year.

I think that about covers it. They suck.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 01:59 PM (#5691328)
I think that about covers it. They suck.

I know the results suck. But, how did they get here? Why has Bruce collapsed? Is Conforto still hurt? How come their top-prospects can't hit a lick? Dos Las Vegas make them look better than they are?
   14. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:02 PM (#5691332)
Conforto is lost.


Wasn't he supposed to be better than Bryant?
   15. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:05 PM (#5691335)
know the results suck. But, how did they get here? Why has Bruce collapsed? Is Conforto still hurt? How come their top-prospects can't hit a lick? Dos Las Vegas make them look better than they are?


Bruce has always been super streaky. His 26 and 27 y/o seasons look similar. Was it predictable? Not in my mind. I don't know about Conforto. He had a bad 2016 too that resembles this, but in this case there was a shoulder injury that certainly would make sense as to why he isn't hitting many balls hard. Dominic Smith was hitting like garbage in Vegas (something like .260/.340 with 2 homers in an offensive environment), Luis Guillorme is a light hitting infielder even in AAA. McNeil and Alonso are raking but I don't know why they aren't coming up. I think the Wilpons are concerned about starting the clock on them so might as well piss away another year of the deGrom/Thor window.
   16. dlf Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5691337)
I'm "watching" the Mets-Braves game on game case ... is Jose Bautista really playing 2B?
   17. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5691338)
Well, at least they're not going to lose 1-0.
   18. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:09 PM (#5691340)
Wasn't he supposed to be better than Bryant?


As a Met fan who lived in Chicago for 7 years, I have never heard anyone say that. If someone did, they were not experts on college baseball and/or the draft because Bryant was basically can't miss right out of college. Conforto, while he was a touted college hitter, I never heard anyone say he was gonna be better than Bryant. I could certainly be wrong.
   19. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:11 PM (#5691342)
As a Met fan who lived in Chicago for 7 years, I have never heard anyone say that. If someone did, they were not experts on college baseball and/or the draft because Bryant was basically can't miss right out of college. Conforto, while he was a touted college hitter, I never heard anyone say he was gonna be better than Bryant. I could certainly be wrong.


it was a dig at Game Chatter Mets fans who were , shall we say, irrationally exuberant during the 2015 WS.
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:12 PM (#5691345)
On another note, the Yankees really need to get JA Happ. The Blue Jays are out of it, what are they waiting for?

I'd offer pretty much any 2 prospects outside of the top 5-6.
   21. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:13 PM (#5691348)
it was a dig at Game Chatter Mets fans who were , shall we say, irrationally exuberant during the 2015 NLCS.


I apologize on behalf of my fandom. They know not what they say.
   22. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:19 PM (#5691354)
On another note, the Yankees really need to get JA Happ. The Blue Jays are out of it, what are they waiting for?


Have the Yankees approached the Jays about this? It does seem like a good fit.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5691358)
Tim Kurkjian, @Kurkjian_ESPN

Quirkjians Wednesday. Kole Calhoun has more outfield assists than extra base hits (7-3). The last player to do that through 50 games in a season was Craig Gentry (8-7) in 2014. The last to do it through 100 was Joey Gathright (5-4) in 2008, confirmed by @EliasSports. #quirkjians

If you work at it and squint just right, you can probably see a silver lining there.
   24. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:23 PM (#5691362)
Have the Yankees approached the Jays about this? It does seem like a good fit.

Who knows? I hope so. He's exactly what they need. And as a 36 y.o., pending FA, he shouldn't be super expensive. The Yankees can afford to give up 2 B/B- guys. They have 40 man issues anyway.
   25. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:28 PM (#5691372)
I'm "watching" the Mets-Braves game on game case ... is Jose Bautista really playing 2B?


Yes. He pinch hit for the starting 2B in the 7th and played the position in the 8th.
   26. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:29 PM (#5691373)
Mike Soroka has a chance to be very, very good.
   27. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5691384)
Kole Calhoun has more outfield assists than extra base hits (7-3). The last player to do that through 50 games in a season was Craig Gentry (8-7) in 2014.
It feels sudden when you look at him from afar, but Calhoun's been on a precipitous slide since last season. He would have the occasional short good stretch to bolster a consistently terrible season, and now he's not getting any good stretches. I love the guy, but it seems clear that he's done.
   28. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5691389)
It feels sudden when you look at him from afar, but Calhoun's been on a precipitous slide since last season. He would have the occasional short good stretch to bolster a consistently terrible season, and now he's not getting any good stretches. I love the guy, but it seems clear that he's done.

Possibly, but his level of awfulness is far beyond just done. Same as Chris Davis, I'd wonder about eye problems. Not many hitters collapse to worse-than-pitcher levels at age 30.
   29. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:42 PM (#5691400)
Mike Soroka has a chance to be very, very good.


If he stays in the division he can guarantee himself 3 starts against the Mets every year.
   30. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:43 PM (#5691403)
Possibly, but his level of awfulness is far beyond just done. Same as Chris Davis, I'd wonder about eye problems. Not many hitters collapse to worse-than-pitcher levels at age 30.
Chris Davis, amazingly enough, has not had a single grounder through the right side all season. That's ####### stunning, right? Calhoun, like Davis, is very much a pull hitter on the ground, and the shift is just smothering these guys. The damage to their production would be less severe if they were still able to turn on the inside heat, but neither of these guys can do that now. I can't really speak to Davis, but the eye test matches the the heat maps and spray charts: Calhoun can't get around on the inside fastball. Once you can't hit big league heat, you can't hit in the big leagues, and the league average fastball has never been faster than it is in the current era.
   31. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:46 PM (#5691407)
Chris Davis, amazingly enough, has not had a single grounder through the right side all season. That's ####### stunning, right? Calhoun, like Davis, is very much a pull hitter on the ground, and the shift is just smothering these guys. The damage to their production would be less severe if they were still able to turn on the inside heat, but neither of these guys can do that now. I can't really speak to Davis, but the eye test matches the the heat maps and spray charts: Calhoun can't get around on the inside fastball. Once you can't hit big league heat, you can't hit in the big leagues, and the league average fastball has never been faster than it is in the current era.


This is a pretty good explanation for why a lot of guys have struggled. People were saying this about Goldschmidt until he caught absolute fire the last couple weeks. So hopefully for his sake, he's figured it out.

By good I mean plausible, not necessarily true.
   32. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:55 PM (#5691417)
Mind you, I'm not saying the shift is the whole reason, or that these guys have completely lost every bit of ability to hit a fastball. It's combination of everything, mixed in with a bit of bad luck and maybe (hopefully?) a slight nagging injury they're not willing to talk about. Goldschmidt is starting from a much higher point than either Davis or Calhoun, but just like those other two guys, struggles from the previous season can now be seen as markers for a serious dropoff. I think those first 50 games for Goldy is a sign of things to come. In the next few years, we're going to see a lot more of that stuff from him.
   33. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 13, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5691445)
This is a pretty good explanation for why a lot of guys have struggled. People were saying this about Goldschmidt until he caught absolute fire the last couple weeks. So hopefully for his sake, he's figured it out.


The difference between Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman seems to be that Freeman can drive the ball hard to the opposite field on occasion.
   34. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 03:48 PM (#5691473)
The difference between Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman seems to be that Freeman can drive the ball hard to the opposite field on occasion.


I have rooted for the Mets for 30 years and by extension rooted against the Braves heartily for a great many of those years due to divisional rivalry etc. No amount of irrational fandom can cure my love for Freddie Freeman.
   35. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5691493)
I have rooted for the Mets for 30 years and by extension rooted against the Braves heartily for a great many of those years due to divisional rivalry etc. No amount of irrational fandom can cure my love for Freddie Freeman.


It's the free hugs.
   36. Howie Menckel Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5691495)
deGrom has a 0.87 ERA in his last 10 starts - 6 ER in 62 IP

a great team wins all 10 games
a good team wins 9
a decent team wins 8
a so-so team wins 7
the 2018 Marlins win 6
a 100-loss team wins 5
the 1962 Mets win 4
the 1899 Cleveland Spiders win 3
the 2018 Mets have won 2 (seriously)
   37. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:18 PM (#5691500)
Sale looking good, Mookie homer(welcome back!).

Sox need to win like 115 games and might have a chance at the East if NY ever loses again.
   38. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:22 PM (#5691505)
I disapprove of the Mets immolation talk degrading the positive praise of Mike Soroka, The New Greg Maddux.
   39. Jess Franco Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5691506)
Mets are 16-34 over their past 50 games.
   40. Jess Franco Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5691513)

The difference between Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman seems to be that Freeman can drive the ball hard to the opposite field on occasion.


Also the Markakis contract looks pretty smart right now. The one-dimensional slugging types shouldn't expect a big payday in their 30's, if they get a contract at all.
   41. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:31 PM (#5691517)
There are a bunch of awful teams in baseball right now. Mets, Orioles, Tigers, White Sox, Royals, Twins, Marlins, Rangers, Reds.
   42. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:31 PM (#5691518)
I disapprove of the Mets immolation talk degrading the positive praise of Mike Soroka, The New Greg Maddux.


It is not self-immolation, it is looking at his game log and noticing that he pitched in 4 games. In the 2 of them against the Mets, he pitched gems; while against the Giants and Marlins, he wasn't very good. Also, I softened my degradation of Mike Soroka (the new Greg Maddux) by praising Freddie Freeman (the new Chipper Jones). Good luck to Mr. Soroka, MLB needs more Canadian superstars.
   43. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:34 PM (#5691523)
C'mon Orioles. When you get a good start from Yefry (seriously Yefry?) Ramirez you need to win the damn game.
   44. Meatwad Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5691530)
rizzo just got hosed on a full count. should have been ball 4 not strike 3
   45. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:39 PM (#5691534)
Didn't watch the actual game but the gamecast on mlb.com said that it was on the corner.
   46. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5691537)
on the other hand the one to schwarber was pretty bad here.
   47. Jess Franco Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5691538)

There are a bunch of awful teams in baseball right now.


Do you only watch Yankees games? Because the Twins do not belong on that list. Then again, you had the Dodgers there a month back.
   48. Meatwad Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:41 PM (#5691539)
the one to rizzo looked both low and outside. the schwarber one was really bad wasnt even close.
   49. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:47 PM (#5691547)
Do you only watch Yankees games? Because the Twins do not belong on that list.

Fine. The Twins are just bad, not awful. But 5 games under in the AL Central is bad.

I never said the Dodgers were awful, just that they're not great, or even very good anymore. Which is true. They're mediocre at the moment.
And to get to mediocre they've needed completely out of left field performances from Matt Kemp and Max Muncy.
   50. Drexl Spivey Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5691548)
I'm not going to complain when the result was Hader striking out the side... but this umpire sucks.
   51. Meatwad Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5691550)
ah the old put the pitcher in left and flip them back and forth.
   52. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:50 PM (#5691553)
Joe Maddon: Look at me! I'm a good manager!
   53. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:50 PM (#5691555)
ah the old put the pitcher in left and flip them back and forth.

Which game.
   54. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5691558)
Cubbies
   55. Drexl Spivey Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5691561)
Brian Duensing: Left Fielder is now happenings.
   56. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5691563)
Brian Duensing: Left Fielder is now happenings.

Seems like that shouldn't be necessary in the 8th inning when you had only used two RPs.
   57. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 05:00 PM (#5691564)
Seems like that shouldn't be necessary in the 8th inning when you had only used two RPs.


Snapper, you don't understand. Joe Maddon is the best manager in baseball. Just ask him!
   58. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 05:04 PM (#5691568)
Is Bryant hurt? Why is Chris Gimenez batting in the 9th inning of a 1 run game with KB on the bench??
   59. Jess Franco Posted: June 13, 2018 at 05:28 PM (#5691587)

mediocre at the moment


They're on fire at the moment, despite all their starters being hurt. You're not the only one, but looking at a standings snapshot is not a sound judgement. You can well say the Dodgers and Twins have underperformed expectations. There's still a lot of baseball to be played.

Also, if the Dodgers continue to consistently turn trash into treasure, that's not just luck.
   60. Dreadful Foie Gras Posted: June 13, 2018 at 05:41 PM (#5691597)
   61. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:05 PM (#5691611)
I was in meetings all afternoon and missed the Cubs game entirely. Sounds like I'm glad I did. Back to back shutouts, eh? Lovely. And if Bryant isn't hurt, not PHing him in the 9th is indefensible.
   62. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5691612)
A near collision in right-center means a gift lead-off triple for Jabari Blash. Now if the Angels strand him, I'm gonna get violent.
   63. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:10 PM (#5691613)
I was in meetings all afternoon and missed the Cubs game entirely. Sounds like I'm glad I did. Back to back shutouts, eh? Lovely. And if Bryant isn't hurt, not PHing him in the 9th is indefensible.


I think the Cubs were in the meeting with you.
   64. Walt Davis Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:12 PM (#5691614)
So, for reasons known only to my brain, I went to sleep last night pondering -- who is the best LHB in the AL?

It's a surprisingly hard question to answer. There are of course a couple of guys off to hot starts in 2018 and you can find those easily enough but, normally, one would be able to rattle off several top names easily. For RHB you quickly name Trout, Judge, Stanton, Betts and, before today, maybe the old lion Miggy and then you can keep going to some lesser lights. Or LHB in the NL you at least immediately think of Harper, Votto, Rizzo then, if you're me, try to remember whether Freeman is LHB or switch. They're not all having great seasons this year but they are all known top LHBs.

But top LHB in the AL are basically non-existent. The best this year is Benintendi (by Rbat with 15) and he's got the potential to be an easy answer to a question like this in a couple of years but he had just a 104 OPS+ coming into this season. Eddie Rosario of the Twins is 2nd with 13 and I wouldn't have even known he was LHB. In terms of career and 2018 performance, the best candidate is Shin-soo Choo with 11 Rbat this year, a 124 OPS+ and a career 125 OPS+.

I suppose the same is somewhat true of RHB in the NL -- Goldschmidt, Bryant, Arenado are the ones that spring to mind.

I don't think there's anything to it, it's just weird.
   65. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:16 PM (#5691618)
Not really a ton of good 1B in the AL either. I noticed this when I was putting together my ASG ballot.
   66. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:36 PM (#5691623)
The Mariners just loaded the bases with nobody out, then got nothing.
   67. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 06:47 PM (#5691626)
Chris Young just hit the 16th homer that the Angels and Mariners have hit in the past three days, setting a record for the most homers in a 3-game series at Safeco Field.
   68. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:11 PM (#5691635)
Well, that's a Sonny Gray at bat ...
   69. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5691636)
Please Sonny, just walk that Harper cry-baby !! Please !!
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:18 PM (#5691637)
Another day, another blown lead by the Angel bullpen.
   71. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5691641)
Please Sonny, just walk that Rendon cry-baby !! Please !!
   72. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:27 PM (#5691650)
Phew. Just one run ...
   73. TomH Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:28 PM (#5691651)
results from crazy weather issues: As of this moment, the Yankees have played 7 fewer games than the Red Sox.

'twould be a challenge to look up without a great database and software, but that seems to be an occurrence extraordinarily rare. Even more rare when it is two fine teams, same divison.
   74. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:29 PM (#5691654)
34 pitches in the first, but only down 0:1. I'll take it.
Now get Sonny a 6-run lead and everything will come up roses.
   75. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5691656)
Albert Pujols with a single on a line drive that bounces all the way to the wall. Bounces. Single. Sigh.
   76. TomH Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:33 PM (#5691658)
Hey, I once saw David Ortiz advance from second to third on a double to the gap!
   77. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5691662)
I am pretty sure Mitch Haninger now leads MLB on outfield assists. But I'll check that.
   78. Howie Menckel Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:44 PM (#5691664)
Jacob deGrom is the first pitcher since Randy Johnson of the 1999 D-backs to make 5 straight starts of 7+ IP and ≤ 2 ER, and see his team lose each one

how many ways can we describe the Mets' ineptitude? let us count the multitudes
   79. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5691665)
Haniger? Again? Jesus!
   80. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5691666)
Sigh. Angels swept away in Seattle, and lose another starting pitcher while they're at it.
   81. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5691667)
Well, that inning turned around ...
   82. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5691669)
Yes, Mitch does, 8 assists, and by the way, that's a walk-off HR for him, there.
   83. TomH Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5691671)
Nats could have 4 runs in, still playing the top of the first, if two line drives fall in!
   84. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5691675)
Bird is the wird!
   85. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5691676)
THE BIRD'S THE WORD!!!! 2-1 YANKS
   86. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5691678)
Is it a plane ? no ! Is it a Bird ? YES ! 2:1 Bronxies.
   87. This is going to be state of the art wall Posted: June 13, 2018 at 07:56 PM (#5691681)
This Mariners team...
   88. Bote Man Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5691685)
Oh, Adam Eaton. Adam Eaton. Dear gawwwwwwwwd the Nationals must have a highly contagious brain virus that has wiped all memory of how to run the bases and not get thrown out standing on them with your thumb up your butt.
   89. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5691686)
Not a good night on the bases for the Nationals. Surprised Eaton was that aggressive on his surgically repaired ankle, and was easily out going for a double. Gray could use the extra help, but I don't think he can count on it regularly.

EDIT: ANOTHER OUT ON THE BASES! #4, a pickoff at 1st. Under review.

EDIT II: Call upheld. 4 outs on the bases in 3 innings.
   90. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5691688)
Wow, 2nd pickoff for Sonny!

[edit] To speak to #89

[edit] [edit] seems just safe, not sure that there's enough to overturn ...
   91. Bote Man Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:07 PM (#5691689)
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Re-pace-of-play.

The Nationals deserve to lose this game as a penalty for not knowing how to play Major League Baseball.
   92. rconn23 Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5691691)
Sonny's lucky the Nats are making mistakes on the base paths because he's once again very hittable at Yankee stadium. More runs please, offense.
   93. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:14 PM (#5691692)
All ... rise half of the way!
   94. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:14 PM (#5691694)
Oh my, Aaron Judge hit the ball hard, and it didn't go out of the ballpark. Only a double, I hope he's not injured.
   95. Bote Man Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:15 PM (#5691695)
That was one sweet swing by Aaron, but I guess the Launch Angle™ was too great so it died on the warning track.
   96. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5691696)
I'll take it !
   97. Howie Menckel Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:24 PM (#5691700)

apologies for underselling the Mets' ineptitude when deGrom pitches

Jared Diamond
‏Verified account @jareddiamond
4h4 hours ago

Jacob deGrom is literally the unluckiest in recorded baseball history. When a starter has posted an ERA under 1.00 over 10 starts, the team has never won fewer than four games.

DeGrom has a 0.87 ERA over his last 10 starts. The #Mets are 2-8.
   98. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5691702)
DeGrom has a 0.87 ERA over his last 10 starts. The #Mets are 2-8.

So you're saying he should demand a trade, rather than blow-up the clubhouse?
   99. Bote Man Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5691708)
Uh oh!
SO-TO!
   100. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5691709)
Thanks, Sonny ...
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