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Sunday, June 22, 2014

OMNICHATTER Sunday 2014.06.22

Emergency starter OMNICHATTER in lieu of Gamingboy’s OMNICHATTER which has apparently gone on the 1-day DL.

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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 22, 2014 at 09:09 PM (#4733172)
Too late. The other Omnichatter got all the posts for today.
   2. boteman Posted: June 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4733232)
I wish the moderator would just s-can submissions when they clearly aint news any more. Oh well, I tried.
   3. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4734053)
I guess in the world of Omnichatter, yesterday is the new today.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 08:22 PM (#4734060)
I guess in the world of Omnichatter, yesterday is the new today.

Yep.

Looks like the Cardinals are going to call up their 2013 first round draft pick, Marco Gonzales to pitch Wednesday...he's from Colorado so he should be comfortable there. Completely skipping AA....he was supposed to start the All star game on Tuesday, but I think he'll end up skipping that.
   5. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4734063)
Seeing "Front row Amy" behind home plate has become of my favorite things about the annual trip to Milwaukee.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 08:55 PM (#4734072)
Cardinals are calling pitches against the Rockies as if there is a man on base because it's rumored that the Rockies are relaying signs. (Per the Giants)
   7. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 08:58 PM (#4734073)
LaRoche crushes a bomb to dead center. 3-0.
   8. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4734081)
This guy Lucroy looks he could be a special player. He's one tough son of a gun.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:29 PM (#4734084)
Cardinals with a 3-0 lead on the Rockies in the third inning. With the Cardinals leading 1-0, one out, and men on second and third with Adams up to bat, they played their infield in.(Adams promptly hit a routine ball to second that they couldn't field because they were playing in, two runs scored) WTF were they thinking. It's in Colorado, 2 run deficit in the third inning is nothing to be concerned about.
   10. boteman Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4734088)
Maybe we should fall back to a WEEKLYCHATTER? The daily effort seems like too much effort.

Meanwhile, Gio has been skating on thin ice, but is still leading 3-0 in the 4th. Both the Nats and the Brewers loaded the bases, and did not score. Perhaps that speaks to lineup construction? Or good pitching? Nahhh, it couldn't be good pitching when both pitchers are head cases whose names begin with "G".

This represents the best chance this season for the Nats because Matt Williams was ejected at the end of the Nats 1st inning arguing with the home plate umpire. That means a competent manager in the name of Randy Knorr is running the team tonight.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4734090)
McLaughlin and McCarver talking about "this time it counts" and McCarver puts out my argument for me...which is "it's better than the previous system."
McLaughlin's argument is "If it counts, why they pull the pitchers in the third inning."....God I hate that guy so much. That is like people nitpicking on the word quality start or Alanis use of Ironic.....He's talking about the marketing in an debate which should be about the merits of the case.
   12. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:54 PM (#4734096)
Maybe we should fall back to a WEEKLYCHATTER? The daily effort seems like too much effort.
It was the ####### Burst.net debacle. It torpedoed the opening days of the season, and thus prevented the Daily Gamechatter from gaining the head of steam it had all throughout 2012. Literally, in a world where they don't abscond with the servers down I-95, the Gamechatters are a hoppin' place every night.
   13. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 09:56 PM (#4734097)
Maybe we should fall back to a WEEKLYCHATTER? The daily effort seems like too much effort.

It should take no effort at all. A game thread should be posted every day during the season by the admins without any user even having to request one.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4734100)
Matt Adams with a solo shot to take the team lead in rbi. Cardinals up 5-0 over the Rockies. Only 5th inning, plenty of time for the stadium and the Cardinals bullpen to surrender that lead.
   15. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4734101)
repoz likely frustrated he cannot find any more stupid peds article written by some 15 year old blogger so he's just packed it in on posting anything of real value
   16. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:10 PM (#4734103)
I think you're right Harvey. And with Derek Jeter retiring in a few months, that's about another 25% of his "material" that's going away.
   17. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:13 PM (#4734104)
That is like people nitpicking on the word quality start or Alanis use of Ironic.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with complaints about Alanis Morissette's use of the term ironic.
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4734109)
There is absolutely nothing wrong with complaints about Alanis Morissette's use of the term ironic.


I obviously disagree. (It's as pitiful as someone getting upset with lack of continuity on Star Trek--not talking about 'major' stuff, but "how did the gun in your right hand, shift to your left hand in the next scene" type of ####)

Replay in Colorado. Carpenter hit by pitch, replay looked like he wasn't, but it took forever for them to confirm the call on the field...and still get the wrong call.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:41 PM (#4734110)
Matt Adams with a 6 rbi, 2 hr night.... Cardinals take 8-0 lead over the Rockies... (I think that was our fifth hit of the night)
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4734113)
Jay with a very nice catch to deep centerfield. He may not be a great/good fielder, but he makes a lot of highlight catches.
   21. puck Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4734115)
Matt Adams with a 6 rbi, 2 hr night.... Cardinals take 8-0 lead over the Rockies... (I think that was our fifth hit of the night)

Everybody is going to want to schedule the Rockies for homecoming.
   22. esseff Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM (#4734117)
Padres just got jobbed badly on a replay review. With two on and two outs, Grandal hit one that was going to hit off the very top of the wall in right-center at AT&T, but a fan reached over and caught it. It was called a three-run homer, but on review was correctly ruled to have been in play. Except that they allowed only one run to score. Would have easily been two and maybe a triple for Grandal. In effect, the fan saved the Giants a run by interfering. Temporarily, as it turns out, because the next guy hit a two-run double.
   23. puck Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4734121)
Rockies will drop to 19-18 at home. They're not getting anywhere doing that.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4734122)
That was an interesting stat...there have been over 3000 games at coors field...22 of them have been shutouts. (.7 %)
   25. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4734123)
Everybody is going to want to schedule the Rockies for homecoming.

It would be more pleasant if the Barney clone didn't show up during the 9th inning.
   26. greenback calls it soccer Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4734125)
I wake up from my nap and Tony La Russa is managing the Cardinals again. New pitcher with the bases empty, two outs in the 9th, and the Cardinals with an 8-run lead.

And Motte comes in and hits 98 on PitchFx. If memory serves, Coors inflates velocity a bit, but that's new.
   27. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4734126)
Another Curly W in the books!!

That was some kind of number we just did on a good and scalding hot lineup.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4734127)
Cardinals win 8-0, 15th shutout of the season for the team(ties total from last year) 8 runs off of 6 hits. Rockies only had 3 hits.
   29. Bourbon Samurai Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4734128)
ok nats
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4734129)
I wake up from my nap and Tony La Russa is managing the Cardinals again. New pitcher with the bases empty, two outs in the 9th, and the Cardinals with an 8-run lead.


Blame the post dispatch writers for that, they have been ######## all season because Matheny allows Choate to have an appearance against right handed bats.
   31. boteman Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4734130)
Matt Williams gets ejected, the Nats win. Coincidence? Alien influence?? No, competent managing. Randy Knorr has won over a lot of fans on those rare occasions when he's been allowed to show his stuff.
   32. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM (#4734132)
Matt Williams gets ejected, the Nats win. Coincidence? Alien influence?? No, competent managing. Randy Knorr has won over a lot of fans on those rare occasions when he's been allowed to show his stuff.
Let's not go over the top here. Knorr's in-game decisionmaking didn't strike me as being perceptibly different from anything Williams might have done.
   33. boteman Posted: June 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM (#4734138)
That was an interesting stat...there have been over 3000 games at coors field...22 of them have been shutouts. (.7 %)


Somebody has some 'splainin to do:
@cantpredictball: Tonight was the 33rd time the Rockies have been shut out at Coors Field. Ever.

#32 - Just go with it, we're on a roll.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM (#4734143)
Somebody has some 'splainin to do:
@cantpredictball: Tonight was the 33rd time the Rockies have been shut out at Coors Field. Ever.


I blame it on McCarver and McLaughlin not knowing what they are talking about....and my laziness to not check up on it... by PI, there have been 76 games in Coors field that have had a shutout. Add in that there were 1568 games played there, so they doubled it up (indicating team games played) to come up with the 3000+ games played... but then they would have to use the 76 shutouts(unless I heard the number wrong...but I didn't because they then said .007%---when he meant .7%)
   35. boteman Posted: June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM (#4734151)
Jon Miller and Dave Flemming riffing on the possibility of new unwritten rules that might dictate that you don't challenge a close call at 1B when you're down 6-0 in the 9th inning.
   36. esseff Posted: June 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4734152)
Replay in Colorado. Carpenter hit by pitch, replay looked like he wasn't, but it took forever for them to confirm the call on the field...and still get the wrong call.


When you're able to follow the game only online, and a hbp is followed by 5 minutes of inaction, you assume the worst: a broken hand and done for 2 months.
   37. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:16 AM (#4734188)
Cincinnati Reds above .500 for the first time this season.

First 67 games, 233 runs scored, 3.48/game
Last 8 games, 63 runs scored, 7.875/gam
They've gone from 14th in the league in runs scored to 9th, in only 8 games...

Devin Mesoraco, .315/.384/.651. Not bad for a catcher, 13 hr and 38 rbi in only 42 games played
Billy Hamilton, 96 OPS+, 2 bwar already on the season.



   38. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:40 AM (#4734193)
Matt Williams gets ejected, the Nats win. Coincidence? Alien influence?? No, competent managing. Randy Knorr has won over a lot of fans on those rare occasions when he's been allowed to show his stuff.


Isn't it pretty standard for ejected managers to keep managing the team in every practical way after an ejection just hiding out in the tunnel rather than in the dugout itself?
   39. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4734905)
Hello once again from the day after yesterday.
   40. Snowboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:25 PM (#4734913)
This Omnichatter is Energizer Bunny approved!
   41. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4734915)
On his first pitch of the game, Jim Johnson gave up a single to Bartolo Colon.
   42. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4734917)
Wisconsin's own Jordan Zimmermann says. "Thank you, a run!" 1-0 Nats.

And I may be imagining things, but he looks to me like he's SERIOUSLY fired up out there on the mound tonight.
   43. boteman Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4734919)
Word has it that Bartolo Colon has a 2-game hitting streak going. You really can't predict baseball.
   44. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:36 PM (#4734921)
Johnny Vander Meer Clayton Kershaw is not.
   45. mathesond Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:40 PM (#4734923)
Jeter just gifted the Jays a few runs
   46. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4734924)
[45] Did they come in a basket?
   47. JE (Jason) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:44 PM (#4734927)
So much for Chris Young getting DFA-ed on Thursday.
   48. JE (Jason) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4734928)
Jeter just gifted the Jays a few runs

Did the official scorer give Jetes an error ... and risk being hanged, drawn, and quartered?
   49. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4734929)
By transitive property, then Jim Johnson should be DFAed.
   50. JE (Jason) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:55 PM (#4734932)
BREAKING: Joe West made me smile.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4734933)
Every time Tony Cruz starts, the Cardinal announcers ##### about the Cardinals refusal to use him anywhere else except as a catcher, even though he can play the outfield, and corners and is a decent bat.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4734934)
On a double steal, if the catcher throws out the runner, does the other guy count as a successful steal against his caught stealing percentage?

edit: from memory, I think it doesn't count as a steal just a runner advanced, but never can be sure about that.
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4734936)
Miller is getting stomped....The Rockies have as many hits in the first inning, as they had all game yesterday. Still only one run so far, but bases loaded 1 out, 1-0 Rockies...and Miller is taking a day and a half in between each pitch.

edit: make that 3-0 as Holliday messed up a catchable play.
   54. JE (Jason) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4734937)
Chris Young *just* missed hitting his third home run of the night.
   55. Snowboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4734944)
Did the official scorer give Jetes an error ... and risk being hanged, drawn, and quartered?


No, because that kind of thing still happens in Canada. And although Jeter was bad, he was maybe not *that* bad? He fielded the ball, then looked at third...then looked at second...then ordered a sandwich...then threw late to first...fielder's choice.

On the next play he was just...again...slow. Cost the Yankees a run, and maybe a few more, from the slow on the previous play.

But in the next inning, he homered! Yahs! #2 of the year, for #2, he's as good as ever, that's what the box score will say.

...And fast forward, the Yanks have taken advantage of a Jays fielding error or two, or miscue, and a pitcher, and come back to tie the game 6-6 after being down by 5 or 6? So the Jeter slows will be even further buried. Tied 6-6, bottom 7.
   56. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 24, 2014 at 09:32 PM (#4734945)
Way to get out that jam Bulldog!
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4734956)
Shelby Miller leaving the game in the 3rd inning with an unnamed injury.... third starting pitcher we have lost this week, at some point in time, our depth is going to run out. Had problems with his hip last time out, and it looks like he can't finish up his pitches.
   58. Snowboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4734957)
Jays strand the bases loaded, after a couple of outs to play with.
Yanks keep scrambling, staying alive.
Tied 6-6, top 9, Yanks coming to bat.
   59. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4734961)
Listening to the Royals broadcast right now. The guy just said that Puig made a nice play in right field. That is really impressive considering that Puig is DH-ing today!
   60. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4734962)
Cardinals tie it up 3-3 with a Peralta homerun....Well hit, I don't think it was Coors aided at all. (except from the pitching side)
   61. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4734963)
So Jake Arrieta is having a nice year so far... and a very nice game through 6 today.
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM (#4734964)
Cardinals score on a ground out to the second baseman with men on first and second. Bourjos is good for something sometimes.
   63. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4734965)
Jake Arrieta’s last 7 starts entering tonight: 45 innings, 47 Ks, 12 walks, 2 HR, 1.77 ERA
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4734967)
Dangit...Rockies take the lead with a 3 run shot from Morneau 6-4 Rockies...anyone else other than Morneau and it wouldn't have been too bad.
   65. PreservedFish Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4734968)
According to fangraphs Jhonny Peralta is neck and neck with Andrelton Simmons for best defensive SS.
   66. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:34 PM (#4734969)
Careet hit #2500 for Adrian Beltre.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:36 PM (#4734970)
According to fangraphs Jhonny Peralta is neck and neck with Andrelton Simmons for best defensive SS.


Bb-ref has it Peralta(13) then Tulowitzki(9) and Simmons(9)
   68. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4734972)
Careet hit #2500 for Adrian Beltre.

Third basemen with more hits than Beltre:
Paul Molitor (3319), if you count him
George Brett (3154)
Wade Boggs (3010)
A-Rod (2939), if you count him
Brooks Robinson (2848)
Chipper (2726)
Lave Cross (2651)
Buddy Bell (2514)

The only ones with both more hits and more homers are Chipper and (if he counts) A-Rod. It would not be impossible for Beltre to catch Chipper in both categories.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4734974)
Holliday was hit by the batted ball, and it deflected away from the fielder. The umpire missed the call, Cardinals scored a run, and apparently that play isn't reviewable. Umpire missed it....
   70. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4734975)
Arrieta gives up his first hit (and baserunner) leading off the seventh.
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4734976)
Buddy Bell (2514)


Growing up, Buddy Bell and Joe Rudi were two of my favorite players, simply because I liked their baseball cards and they were among the first cards I had ever gotten. (no clue why, I think they were rather plain, although I think Buddy Bell might have had a picture of a trophy indicating he was an all star) I am amazed at how good of a career he actually had though. It's probably because of my NL bias, that I never truly realized how good he was as a player.
   72. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM (#4734977)
Billy Hamilton sure is a pesky little fella.

Arrieta has turned into a nice pickup for the Cubs.
   73. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4734979)
The Rice Raker!! We've got a tie game 2-2.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4734980)
Billy Hamilton sure is a pesky little fella.


He's turned into a nice little player. His development as a player while in the big leagues has been tremendous. The first month of the season he looked like a guy picking up a bat for the first time in his life.
   75. PreservedFish Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4734981)
Bb-ref has it Peralta(13) then Tulowitzki(9) and Simmons(9)


This is absurd, right?
   76. puck Posted: June 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM (#4734983)
This is absurd, right?


Maybe it's some kind of Kung Fu Panda thing.
   77. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4734984)
That was an interesting stat...there have been over 3000 games at coors field...22 of them have been shutouts. (.7 %)


I figured out what McCarver and Mclaughlin was talking about. They were confusing team shutouts with individual shutouts...there have been 21 complete game shutouts in Coors field, and they were implying that it was 21 team shutouts in Coors field. (Yes I know you all have been tossing and turning trying to figure out what the heck they were talking about.)
   78. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4734985)

This is absurd, right?


Peralta has had extremely sure hands this year, and his positioning has been outstanding, early in today's game a ball went through the shortstop side of the infield and the first thing that popped into my mind, was "It's been a while since I have seen that".

He hasn't ranged that far at all, but EVERYTHING has been hit right at him...

And then he goes and just now pulls off a very good play right as I'm typing this...it will be on sports center tonight.


Obviously, he's not as good of a fielder as Simmons or Tulowitzki, he's just having a very good string of luck in regards to positioning.
   79. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4734986)
Mike Trout is pretty good at this thing called "baseball."
   80. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4734988)
Not feeling good with Kenley on the mound, but it may be for the best to not get Kershaw's pitch count up too high. :/
   81. Baldrick Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4734992)
M's and Red Sox have been in a replay for about 10 minutes at this point. Ackley made what seemed to be a great catch in left field, Ortiz ran back to first to avoid being tagged up. Except Ackley didn't catch it.

So first they checked the replay to confirm that it had spilled out of Ackley's glove, and sent Ortiz to second and Napoli to first. Except Ackley knew he hadn't caught it and immediately threw it back in to force Ortiz out at second. So then they checked the replay again to see whether they had touched second, and whether Ortiz had been told it was an out and that he had to go back to first.
   82. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4734995)
Pretty cool Kimbrel-Springer match-up in the bottom of the ninth of a one-run game. Kimbrel struck him out with three of his best fastballs.
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM (#4735002)
For a very slow paced game, the Cardinal announcers have yet to update the scores league wide...
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4735003)
Bases loaded one out, Tulowitzki up to bat..... Not a positive sight, especially with a lefty on the mound who is having control problems.
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:53 PM (#4735004)
Third (or fourth) ball in this inning that Freeman(the pitcher) made a play on....Morneau then picks up Tulowitzki with his 5th and 6th rbi of the night....
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM (#4735006)
McCarver has an incredible memory, but his trivia analysis needs a bit of work. The current Rockies reliever had a 9 pitch,3 strikeout inning a little while back. He was the 74th person to do it.....McCarver goes...."I can't believe it's only been done 74 times.".....no you idjit, it's been done by 74 different pitchers, several of them(Kimbrel, Randy Johnson etc) have done it multiple times.
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4735010)
Good opportunity, but we failed to capitalize on it...not sure why they held up the runner from second on the single to left, should have scored a run there, oh well, it's Coors field and we have one more at bat to score three runs(although we can't score late in games)
   88. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:16 AM (#4735012)
Motte just gave up an absolute BOMB to Drew Stubbs.
   89. boteman Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:18 AM (#4735013)
Ian Desmond has turned in at least one Jeter-esque* defensive play tonight; per the announcer I must have missed an earlier one. Going to the 13th inning in Milwaukee tied 2-2.

* Jeter circa 1996
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM (#4735014)
Motte had probably his best appearance of the year yesterday, and is getting hammered here.(Bomb homerun, and a little flare to right, but it was well hit)
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4735015)
I take some of that back, this third batter he's just beating him with fastballs....maybe he needed a few more warm up pitches.
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:29 AM (#4735016)
If Miller goes on the DL, who takes his spot? Kelly threw a simulated game or something this week, but he's supposed to get a couple of rehab starts.

Edit: My guess is Tyler Lyons....but he's not been impressive recently.
   93. boteman Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4735018)
Jonathan Lucroy has Boo(g) Powell syndrome. You can't really tell if the crowd is yelling "BOOOOO!" or "LUUUUUUUcroy!!" Doubtful that it's the former since he's been red-hot lately. And Matty intentionally walks him to get to Gomez; and the Nats radio guys are discussing whether to IBB Gomez also. 2-outs. What could possily go wrong?
   94. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4735021)
It has to be Tyler Lyons unless they add a new player to the 40 man roster.
   95. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM (#4735022)
McCarver and McLaughlin are talking about expanding the rosters to 26 to save Molina(or any catcher by giving more room for a third catcher)....Mind you, I'm a proponent of expanding the rosters, but unless the rule was "the 26th spot is reserved for a third catcher" there is no chance that the 26th spot is going to go to a third catcher.



Oh WOW!!!!! If you get a chance, Brian Barnes just made one of the best catches you will ever see.
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM (#4735023)
It has to be Tyler Lyons unless they add a new player to the 40 man roster.


There was talk of Cooney(for Wacha) so he's on the short list, but yes, I think it would almost have to be Lyons (barring a trade...as there has been slight rumblings of the Cardinals making a deal for Shields...along with about 5 other teams)
   97. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM (#4735028)
On Cox Cable, the MASN Nationals broadcast has been dropped with the game tied 2-2 in the 14th, to pick up a tummy-toning infomercial. Extra Innings has been on the fritz for a week, too.
   98. boteman Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM (#4735029)
From the "I Hate Baseball TV Production Techniques" desk: Denard Span just made a nice catch near the wall to save the likely winning run scoring from 1B. Khris Davis had to charge all the way around 2B back to 1B. On the replay they just showed the exact same camera angle, when it would've been extremely informative to have shown a wide view of the entire field to see the entire play unfold, especially Davis' retreat to 1B. I think Span threw in the direction of 2B when they might have doubled him up had he thrown toward 1B.

edit: Upon further review, I guess Desmond was the only cutoff man so that's where Span threw. I figured Espinosa might have trucked out there from 2B also, but we weren't privileged to witness that on TV.
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:59 AM (#4735032)
I like complaining about the bad production values of the broadcasts, and on the rare occasion they do a good job, I make sure to compliment...unfortunately the complaints outnumber the compliments by about 5 to 1.

edit: Upon further review, I guess Desmond was the only cutoff man so that's where Span threw. I figured Espinosa might have trucked out there from 2B also, but we weren't privileged to witness that on TV.


Fox Sports Midwest in the past week has done a fantastic job of showing those type of plays. I honestly couldn't believe it sometimes, they have had at least four plays in the past 10 games, in which they had a perfect relay angle to show off the replay, positioning of the defenders/relay man etc.... something that I don't think I have ever seen in a baseball broadcast before (in a football broadcast, sure...obviously different events, but same concepts)
   100. boteman Posted: June 25, 2014 at 01:07 AM (#4735035)
Maybe replay review has forced them to get smarter about how they direct their cameras and choose replays?
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