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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2017 at 04:20 PM | 41 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2017 at 04:23 PM (#5477778)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: June 16, 2017 at 04:55 PM (#5477804)
Zobrist to the DL, Cubs call back up Tommy LaStella (who has a .500something OPS in Iowa this year). Bryant gets a day off, so the lineup blender is giving us Rizzo/Happ/Schwarber/Russell/Heyward/Contreras/LaStella/Butler/Almora.
   3. Satan Says Posted: June 16, 2017 at 07:31 PM (#5477909)
The uniforms are cool but a bit confusing.

From last night's A's-Yanks finish: Is there a realistic way for Gardner to have called off Castro on that bloop? It looked like he had time to make the play, and a much easier one, especially since Castro has proven ill adept at making those catches. But it's not just Castro; once infielders commit -- in a coupla seconds -- it seems like it's their call.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2017 at 07:44 PM (#5477913)
Bottom of the Nationals order, Matt Wieters & Michael Taylor, HR back-to-back in 3rd @ Mets, 2-0.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 07:59 PM (#5477917)
Cardinal announcers pointed to a stat for Carpenter, among players with over 2000 pa at the leadoff position, he has the highest ops, so I had to look it up, and changed the criteria to 1000 pa, and Carpenter with 2245 pa in the leadoff position has an .881 ops, ahead of him is Hanley Ramirez who has 1869 pa in the leadoff spot with a .920 ops, and Mookie Betts is fourth with 1346 pa and a .865 ops.... (Soriano is third with .877 ops over 3630 pa in the leadoff spot)

Other current players making the list, Charlie Blackmon at 8th with .853 ops and 2360 pa. Choo 14th with .842, 3461 pa. 17th George Springer .839, 1026 pa,



Leadoff hitters with over 1000 pa as leadoff hitter, sorted by ops, top 30.

Rk              Player  OPS   GS    PA PAtot    R  HR  RBI   BA  OBP  SLG   TB
1       Hanley Ramirez .920  403  1869  3439  334  70  181 .309 .385 .535  880
2       Matt Carpenter .881  495  2245  3260  357  62  252 .297 .389 .492  945
3      Alfonso Soriano .877  769  3630  6368  573 197  457 .288 .338 .538 1799
4         Mookie Betts .865  285  1346  1887  220  50  175 .298 .351 .514  630
5          Earle Combs .864 1059  5123  6513  940  46  489 .326 .399 .465 2098
6        Brian Downing .859  594  2760  7528  425 104  304 .282 .386 .474 1106
7        Mike Hargrove .857  298  1368  3902  187  33  139 .287 .415 .442  484
8     Charlie Blackmon .853  507  2360  2763  349  84  273 .303 .355 .498 1069
9           Ray Blades .851  325  1521  2719  262  30  153 .301 .388 .462  607
10    Johnny Frederick .848  384  1831  3364  283  47  191 .310 .358 .490  831
11        Lee Mazzilli .846  227  1045  4522  150  29   96 .289 .384 .461  415
12   Frank Catalanotto .844  250  1156  4237  170  25  120 .299 .375 .469  476
13      Grady Sizemore .843  732  3461  4584  540 122  375 .272 .362 .481 1447
14       Shin
-Soo Choo .842  427  1958  3394  277  58  158 .282 .389 .453  748
15         Bobby Bonds .841  913  4275  8090  727 177  469 .275 .361 .480 1798
16          Wade Boggs .841  927  4361  9850  626  34  344 .321 .413 .428 1591
17     George Springer .839  222  1026  1473  166  45  112 .273 .362 .477  428
18         Roy Johnson .834  447  2110  3428  362  27  177 .300 .372 .463  873
19          Joe Morgan .834  461  2125  6812  285  46  182 .278 .400 .434  756
20         Rick Monday .832  314  1445  5636  222  63  142 .267 .359 .473  593
21           Al Martin .830  260  1204  2443  206  41  103 .283 .339 .491  541
22      Brad Wilkerson .826  366  1687  3617  251  57  157 .255 .364 .462  657
23    Andrew McCutchen .826  236  1060  1824  151  30  115 .277 .357 .469  435
24      Barney McCosky .825  262  1238  3927  194   9  102 .316 .392 .433  471
25           Joe Judge .823  644  2986  6635  427  22  253 .308 .387 .435 1127
26    Rickey Henderson .822 2875 13122 13346 2244 293 1100 .280 .401 .420 4538
27          Hank Bauer .821  428  1963  5603  318  78  233 .275 .345 .476  831
28       Gil McDougald .818  262  1243  5398  189  26  119 .292 .382 .436  464
29         Derek Jeter .818  981  4649 11049  721 102  428 .310 .376 .441 1829
30        Craig Biggio .817 1560  7297 12373 1128 181  686 .284 .370 .447 2833 
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5477918)
Diaz toasted at second on a single, trying to stretch it into a double, but it was a really good play by the Oriole left fielder and a perfect throw by him and the cutoff man to get him by a few feet. I don't really fault the team for that mistake.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:15 PM (#5477920)
Dejong with a 2 run homerun gives the Cardinals an early 4-1 lead in the fourth inning, with Martinez pitching, I'm feeling a little bit confident.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:22 PM (#5477923)
So the slogan for Buona Beef, the Official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs, is something like "Wrap your hands around a fresh Italian beef from Buona." Apparently they must have rejected the more concise "Wrap your hands around a Buona."
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:25 PM (#5477925)
Clint Hurdle out to challenge a home run-distance ball that was obviously foul by about 6 feet. Man, I can't stand that guy.
   10. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5477933)
Did you happen to catch the first inning shenanigans?
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5477935)
Carpenter and Fowler back to back homeruns, giving the Cardinals a 8-1 lead, 4 runs have scored with two outs this inning.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5477936)
Did you happen to catch the first inning shenanigans?

No, I missed it, but I hear Joe got kicked out after 3 pitches. What's the story?
   13. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:11 PM (#5477940)
Rizzo hit a ball out of the stadium. Called a home run, Rizzo circled the bases and got back to the dugout. Hurdle slowly waddled out, said he thought it was foul. Umps huddled, called it foul. Joe started arguing, Rizzo was beyond outraged - and lucky he wasn't tossed, umps finally went to review and upheld the foul call. It was foul, but much closer than the later pirates one. Joe came back out and was tossed.

Then the Cubs made 2 outs at third, one Rizzo was forced on a short pop to lf that dropped and Contreras thrown at to end the inning trying to stretch a double. Willson also came up to hit with the wrong helmet, and the pirates complained and the umps made Butler cut off his long white sleeves before the bottom of the inning started.

And they left Butler in one guy too long there.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:12 PM (#5477942)
Well, the Cubs went from having a slight rumbling in their stomachs to crapping the bed in about 3 minutes.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:14 PM (#5477943)
Willson also came up to hit with the wrong helmet, and the pirates complained and the umps made Butler cut off his long white sleeves before the bottom of the inning started.

Oh, FFS. Hurdle is such a piece of sh*t. More like Turd-le, amirite? And where's Chris Sale when you need him...
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:24 PM (#5477947)
Cardinals are using up all their offense for the next 6 days in this game. 10-1 Cardinals after a 2 run homerun from Pham (and Diaz with a swinging bunt, to get a single before that where the ball was about 6 feet foul, and then because of it's spin, rolled fair.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:50 PM (#5477951)
Cardinals aren't done scoring, Gyorko with the fifth homerun of the game for the Cardinals, his 9th of the season, and his 9th solo homerun of the season.
   18. salvomania Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:55 PM (#5477953)
his 9th of the season, and his 9th solo homerun of the season.

For the guy who had 30 homers and 47 rbi in 2016.
   19. salvomania Posted: June 16, 2017 at 09:59 PM (#5477956)
I just looked at Gyorko's 2016 home-run log, and a quite a few of them came with ROB. More amazingly than having just 47 rbi is that he drove in just TWO RUNS in all of 2016 that were not the result of a home run. Two RBI on 67 non-home-run hits.
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:02 PM (#5477958)
Gary Sanchez (groin) & Aaron Hicks (achilles) are out of the Yankee line-up, but apparently day-to-day, while Adam Warren is on the DL due to a sore trapezius. Seems a bit odd for Girardi to also give Gregorius & Gardner the night off, but perhaps he finds it entertaining.

Meanwhile, Greg Bird's minor league rehab assignment has been shut down and he's back to seeing the doctors. Still some trouble from fouling a ball off his leg. When the season started, he was the #3 hitter. Still time to him going - could be quite helpful, if he can get healthy.
   21. salvomania Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:04 PM (#5477959)
Five Padres' batters reached in the first inning---and four of them scored---against the Brewers' Junior Guerra, and now going into the sixth he's allowed zero hits (and two walks) since, and the game is tied 4-4.
   22. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:06 PM (#5477960)
Interesting. Runners first and third no out, tie game in top of 9 and hurdle ibb Bryant.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5477961)
I just looked at Gyorko's 2016 home-run log, and a quite a few of them came with ROB. More amazingly than having just 47 rbi is that he drove in just TWO RUNS in all of 2016 that were not the result of a home run. Two RBI on 67 non-home-run hits.


He's got some weird splits, his high leverage situation isn't great but medium leverage he is money, so it's not like he is choking. (still -0.4 wpa this season isn't indicative of a guy being a great clutch hitter either)
   24. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:09 PM (#5477962)
That dumb IBB didn't work out for the Bucs.
   25. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:15 PM (#5477964)
For me, the wide diagonal stripe and thin script font on the Lelands' jersey works. A team with a crummy or boring uniform (SD, LAA, WSN) should consider it. Though I think the stripe should wrap around.

Also, fun inning for the Cubs.
   26. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5477965)
For me, the wide diagonal stripe and thin script font on the Lelands' jersey works. A team with a crummy or boring uniform (SD, LAA, WSN) should consider it.
I'll pass. That jersey looks like a beer can, with that big red label. I'd love for the Angels to do something different, but not this.
   27. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5477968)
All rise!
   28. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5477970)
Part of the problem is the color scheme. If it were the Angels angels or Nats, maybe they should switch to neon green and navy with dark green accents. Maybe adopt the colored pockets in the pants, like those Grays uniforms? (Yes, I have no taste.)
   29. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5477971)
Well, Wade Davis is making this a bit too interesting.
   30. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:41 PM (#5477972)
If it were the Angels angels or Nats, maybe they should switch to neon green and navy with dark green accents. Maybe adopt the colored pockets in the pants, like those Grays uniforms? (Yes, I have no taste.)
That sounds horrifying. Myself, I'd prefer something asymmetrical for a different look. I've always admired the Nippon Ham's Fighers jerseys. I'd love to see a version of that in Angels red and white.
   31. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:53 PM (#5477975)
I'm sick of red and white. Though I imagine that's what the rays were saying in the late 90s and that didn't work out so well. No uniform designer ever lost his job sticking with red white and blue and boring cursive.
   32. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:55 PM (#5477978)
I keep expecting the Rockies and Diamondbacks to tail off and they keep on winning. If the Dodgers play .600 ball all season, I expect that they'll gain some space in the standings eventually, but it's been a tough year. With that said, the Dodgers have been consistently a low-mid 90's win team the last four years. By consistently putting teams of that quality out, they were bound to lose the division eventually. They've been lucky that the NL West has been weak in that time frame.
   33. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:08 PM (#5477983)
Judge's home runs this year: 6 to LF, 11 to CF, 6 to RF.
   34. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:21 PM (#5477986)
Judge's home runs this year: 6 to LF, 11 to CF, 6 to RF.

So, you're saying Aaron Judge has brought balance to The Force? Hmmm.
   35. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:43 PM (#5477988)
Nice job by Severino to throttle the A's after that shaky 2nd inning.
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:45 PM (#5477989)
He just remembered how to pitch to the score.
   37. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 17, 2017 at 12:24 AM (#5477993)
I keep expecting the Rockies and Diamondbacks to tail off and they keep on winning. If the Dodgers play .600 ball all season, I expect that they'll gain some space in the standings eventually, but it's been a tough year. With that said, the Dodgers have been consistently a low-mid 90's win team the last four years. By consistently putting teams of that quality out, they were bound to lose the division eventually. They've been lucky that the NL West has been weak in that time frame.


It's not often you see three .600 teams in the same division.
   38. rconn23 Posted: June 17, 2017 at 12:36 AM (#5477996)
This is one of the worst Yankees bullpens I can remember. Just awful, awful pitching.
   39. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 17, 2017 at 12:39 AM (#5477997)
I take it Jonathan Holder hasn't been living up to his name.
   40. rconn23 Posted: June 17, 2017 at 01:01 AM (#5478000)
Nope. That road trip is just a dumpster fire for the Yankees. The Angels and A's are two nothing happening teams but anytime NY plays on the West Coast, they freefall. Never understand it.
   41. Satan Says Posted: June 17, 2017 at 08:02 AM (#5478012)
Four losses by a combined five runs, twice in extra innings, is hardly freefall. As for the pen, before last night, Betances, Clippard, Green, Warren, Shreve, and Holder had ERAs under three. Chapman's been hurt, and now Warren.

The dumpster fire is your hair.

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