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OMNICHATTER totally, totally made a baseball play, for May 31, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 12:43 PM | 87 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 12:45 PM (#5683082)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!

Investigators suspect the bullpen may have been involved.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 01:33 PM (#5683124)
Andrew Heaney might not even make it out of the first inning. What an utterly disastrous two weeks it's been for the Angels.
   3. Bote Man is no David Posted: May 31, 2018 at 01:40 PM (#5683129)
In response to the scurrilous remarks last night about Max Scherzer, I proffer these facts:

Last night marked Max Scherzer's 150th career win. OK, pitcher wins blah, blah, blah. So...

Overlay video of insane pitch trajectories.

Max Scherzer has 120 strikeouts this season. On 31 May, 2018.

Last night was the 72nd 10+ K game of Max Scherzer's career. And the 8th of 2018.


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Max Scherzer is off to a better start this season than in either of the two previous seasons, in both of which he won the NL Cy Young:
Through 12 Starts the Past 3 Seasons
Year 2016 2017 2018
ERA  3.87 2.35 1.92
WHIP 1.07 0.88 0.85
K
/9  11.2 12.2 13.6
BAA .213 .180 .171 



Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Max Scherzer this season:
79 2/3 innings
19 walks
120 strikeouts
.171 batting average by opposing hitters
.314 opponents SLG
13.56 Ks per 9 innings
6.32 K
/BB ratio
1.92 ERA 


Alex Putterman @AlexPutterman
Max Scherzer has the same WAR *as a hitter* as Anthony Rendon and Marcell Ozuna, per B-Ref.


And now some opinions...

Bill James Online @billjamesonline
Scherzer's great start last night pushes him back into the #1 spot in the starting pitcher rankings, tiny fraction ahead of Verlander. DeGrom passes Greinke for 7th; Severino now up to 11th. Bill James returns to respectability once again.


Max just plain dominates on the mound. He turns into a stalking animal and actually gets better as the game goes on. Yes, he typically gives up a home run in the first few innings, but just one. By the 5th inning he's on fire and by the 6th he's stalking off the mound toward the dugout after sitting down yet another victim. He is just fun as h3ll to watch.

The easy part of the Nationals' schedule just ended so now we get to see what this AAAA-ish team is really made of. I sure hope Max pitches in Nats Park in that rain make-up game on June 18 so that you can see that this guy really can handle his wet newspaper at the plate.
   4. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:09 PM (#5683152)
For the second time this year the Red Sox go to Texas and for the second time this year radio voice Joe Castiglione is not joining them. Roger Clemens will be in the booth tonight.
   5. Blastin Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:16 PM (#5683159)
Severino now up to 11th.


uhh.... I might put him higher than this version of Greinke among others. Not top 2 or 3, but certainly top 6 or 7
   6. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5683172)
Last night marked Max Scherzer's 150th career win. OK, pitcher wins blah, blah, blah.

I was just looking at Cole Hamels' numbers this morning after that trade target thread. He's also at 150 wins (107 losses compared to 76 for Max). He's been around longer so I figured he was much older, but they're actually only 8 months apart.
   7. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5683184)
Hey, Kole Calhoun hasn't gotten a hit today...
   8. JJ1986 Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:34 PM (#5683190)
The Tigers have a super random collection of right-handed bats.
   9. rconn23 Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5683198)
Tonight -Gray vs. Cashner. Baseball fever. Catch it!
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:48 PM (#5683207)
For his career, Aaron Judge is .364/.524/.870 against the Orioles, although "only" .297/.458/.595 at Camden Yards. Could be an interesting series.
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 02:56 PM (#5683220)
Hey, Kole Calhoun hasn't gotten a hit today...
Now hitting .110 (8-73) for the month, and .145 for the season.
   12. Mike Webber Posted: May 31, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5683259)
When Heany gave up a 14 pitch walk to lead off the second after a 5-run first I'd have given 100-1 against him going five innings.
   13. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 03:47 PM (#5683309)
The Angels have four of the 21 most oft-used relievers in baseball. That's bad, right? Feels bad.
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5683339)
Bill James Online @billjamesonline
Scherzer's great start last night pushes him back into the #1 spot in the starting pitcher rankings, tiny fraction ahead of Verlander. DeGrom passes Greinke for 7th; Severino now up to 11th. Bill James returns to respectability once again.

Max just plain dominates on the mound. He turns into a stalking animal and actually gets better as the game goes on. Yes, he typically gives up a home run in the first few innings, but just one. By the 5th inning he's on fire and by the 6th he's stalking off the mound toward the dugout after sitting down yet another victim. He is just fun as h3ll to watch.

The easy part of the Nationals' schedule just ended so now we get to see what this AAAA-ish team is really made of. I sure hope Max pitches in Nats Park in that rain make-up game on June 18 so that you can see that this guy really can handle his wet newspaper at the plate.


Severino's average Game Score this year is 64 to Scherzer's 69, but 6 of Sevvy's starts have come against the Angels, Red Sox and Astros, against whom he's got an average GS of 63. None of Scherzer's opponents have been on anywhere near those 3 teams' level. Scherzer's career ERA against the Yankees, Astros and Red Sox is 4.04, 3.38 and 6.05, and of course that Astros' number includes the years when they were baseball's doormats.

Scherzer's obviously on his way to the HoF whereas Severino's career is just beginning, but that's got nothing to do with their current performance levels.
   15. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:19 PM (#5683362)
Mark Saxon @markasaxon 16m16 minutes ago

STLCards GM Mike Girsch described Alex Reyes’ lat strain as “significant.” Reyes is getting a second opinion. Girsch said team didn’t know of injury until Thursday morning.


He's already back on the DL.
   16. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:21 PM (#5683367)
Hey, no knock against Severino, but I don't believe that you really believe he is better than Max Scherzer right now. He has been really freaking good though so far this season.
   17. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5683385)
Angels


It is amazing to me that the Angels are scoring 4.66 r/g. When Ohtani doesn't play, they only have 3 guys in the lineup with an OPS+ over 100. They are starting an outfielder who now has an OPS of .374, and another outfielder who is at .544. Kinsler has been terrible. It feels kind of like the heydey of Barry and the Bondettes in San Francisco. Trout is so good it is like having 2 superstars in the lineup.
   18. Khrushin it bro Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5683391)
None of those guys can compare to Josh Hader since they are him plus some average innings tacked on the end.
   19. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 04:55 PM (#5683395)
It is amazing to me that the Angels are scoring 4.66 r/g.
In May, a 4.67 R/G and 3.38 ERA have only netted the Angels a 14-14 record. I suspect the pen's 4.69 ERA and six blown leads this month may have something to do with it.

EDIT: 14-15 after today.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2018 at 05:45 PM (#5683423)
Hey, no knock against Severino, but I don't believe that you really believe he is better than Max Scherzer right now. He has been really freaking good though so far this season.

I'll just let their current records speak for themselves, taking into account the caliber of their victims. The only way to prove anything about this one way or the other is to come back at the end of the postseason.

And subjectively at this point I think Verlander's better than both of them.

One further thought: How would the Tigers like to get back Verlander, Scherzer and Porcello, all performing at their current levels?
   21. Khrushin it bro Posted: May 31, 2018 at 05:53 PM (#5683427)
Yahoo box score says Matt Olson hit a 511 ft HR. Mengden under 100 pitches might get a chance to throw second shutout in a row!
   22. perros Posted: May 31, 2018 at 05:54 PM (#5683429)
Rhys Hoskins' broken jaw doesn't require surgery and he should be back in a couple weeks. Funny that he pinch-hit on Tuesday, doubled and scored.

Maybe a bop to the chin is just what he needed.
   23. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 31, 2018 at 06:01 PM (#5683431)
I'll just let their current records speak for themselves, taking into account the caliber of their victims. The only way to prove anything about this one way or the other is to come back at the end of the postseason.


Fair enough. I want to make sure it's clear that I have nothing against Severino and I think he's a beast; just Scherzer has the crazy track record to go with a stellar start. Agreed Verlander has been better than anyone.
   24. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 31, 2018 at 06:39 PM (#5683439)
I'll just let their current records speak for themselves, taking into account the caliber of their victims.


Yeah, ok. Let me propose this.

Your life is on the line and you need to beat the Boston Red Sox next week to stay alive and your 2 choices of pitcher are Severino or Scherzer (all other factors are neutral), who are you choosing?

   25. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2018 at 07:01 PM (#5683445)
Ugh ... rain delay.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2018 at 07:41 PM (#5683465)
There's a line of thunderstorms from Baltimore all the way back to the Shenandoah Valley. If they all track to Charm City, it's either a very late start, or a cancellation.
   27. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5683469)
2 BB, a double steal, and a SF give the Nationals a 1-0 lead over Atlanta to start the game.
   28. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 07:45 PM (#5683470)
I love watching guys try to run on schwarber.
   29. Jay Seaver Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5683485)
Playing a 24-man roster kind of stinks, and the Red Sox are pretty lucky to have done as well as they have when the guy out is Mookie Betts.

I'm starting to get kind of concerned.
   30. shoelesjoe Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5683493)
Phillies score a run off Kershaw on a play at the plate where the catcher dropped the throw from center and the runner missed home plate by a foot and a half. Ump called the guy safe even though replays show he never came close to touching home. So essentially every single aspect of the play from both teams to the umpire was botched to hell.
   31. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:28 PM (#5683498)
Oh good lord, Sox down 2-0 already......folds tent, goes home...
   32. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5683503)
Yeah, ok. Let me propose this.

Your life is on the line and you need to beat the Boston Red Sox next week to stay alive and your 2 choices of pitcher are Severino or Scherzer (all other factors are neutral), who are you choosing?


I'd look at their recent outings, and if that were inconclusive I'd flip a coin. And I'd take Verlander over both of them.

   33. Jay Seaver Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:35 PM (#5683505)
Boy, it sucks to be down a player, especially if Devers is hurt too.
   34. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5683507)
COKE to the banned one #sayitaintso


did you see the one run Kershaw allowed in his first 3 innings?

1st and 2nd, 2 out, Bellinger doesn't get to a looper in time - but makes a strong throw to beat the runner.
Grandal can't handle the throw, though.
oh, and the runner missed home plate by a LOT.

ump screwed the pooch, too, and called "Safe" late and half-heartedly.

that's an "earned" run for Kershaw - after the catcher, the runner, and then the ump all screw up
   35. Walt Davis Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5683508)
I didn't think that Zo hit was making it out.

And that must have been the best-hit ball we've seen from Heyward in three years. That liner was smoked.
   36. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:46 PM (#5683511)
Mets have THREE bench players tonight - so sure, let's let Jose Reyes bat for the pitcher with the Mets down, 2-0, with one out and no one on in the 5th.

anyone who knows baseball realizes that you save the .145-hitting Reyes to hit that feeble foul out for much later in the game. geesh
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5683513)
Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning, and yet it still feels like the Pirates are going to win this game.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:51 PM (#5683517)
Jack Flaherty has a total of 6 starts this year, this is the third time he's gone head to head against Trevor Williams.
   39. Jay Seaver Posted: May 31, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5683522)
JBJ double. It's not really one of his tears yet, but I don't feel resignation at him stepping in any more.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5683523)
Cardinal announcers are wondering where Bader speed ranks among the best in the game, and I'm just not seeing it.. .yes he's has plus speed, but not elite speed. They were saying he might be top ten or top 15 or so, and I'm thinking he's probably not even top 5 among centerfielders, and if you include backup outfielders, probably not top ten there.

edit: according to statcast though (per the broadcast) his sprint speed is seventh best in baseball...

Magnerius Sierra would be number one if he got a chance in the majors this season.
   41. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5683525)
I'd look at their recent outings, and if that were inconclusive I'd flip a coin. And I'd take Verlander over both of them.


Verlander wasn't a choice. Make a choice now Andy if you don't mind. You are the one saying Severino is better then Scherzer, if your life is on the line then please make a choice now who you trust to save it.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:04 PM (#5683527)
Cardinals have become the Pirates over the past two seasons, with an uncommonly high hbp rate. Of course it does seem that a lot of that is because of young pitchers.
   43. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:05 PM (#5683529)
ooh, the Bettsless, fickly throwing Pomeranz Red Sox of today tie it up on a Xander double...
   44. Jay Seaver Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:07 PM (#5683530)
Benintendi is extremely lucky not to be out after running straight through the stop sign. Is it just me, or are Sox runners routinely ignoring third base coach Febles?
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5683536)
Okay, I get where Andy is coming from, but seriously

Max 1.92 era, 206 era+, 12 starts, 79.666 ip, 1.95 fip.
Severino 2.31 era, 187 era+, 12 starts, 78 ip, 2.27 fip.

It takes a special type of homerific glasses to take Severino over Scherzer right now.


Avera rpg per team they faced.

Max 4.27416666666
Severino 4.2175

Severino does not have the claim of facing higher quality opponents.


edit: Ooops missed a game. Don't want to delete this, so I'll leave it here.. (don't want to appear like I'm hiding my mistakes)
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:21 PM (#5683539)
I messed up the math above... it's actually
Max 4.27416666666
Severino 4.5983333

so yes he faced a bit higher quality opponents.

I still stand that Max has been better than Severino, but it's close enough that Andy isn't crazy if you are using a lens directly based upon this season only.
   47. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:22 PM (#5683540)
if your life is on the line then please make a choice now who you trust to save it.


I know you're not asking me but I would answer Scherzer before you finished asking the question. Again no disrespect to Sevy who has been incredibly good.
   48. Meatwad Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5683542)
Ugh Javy
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:27 PM (#5683547)
Pirates tied it up.... then the Cardinals immediately took the lead back the next inning.... I don't think 5-4 is going to be the final score of this game, but sadly I think it's 8-7 Pirates when the game ends.
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:27 PM (#5683548)
Yeah, but ugh Rizzo striking out before that.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5683558)
I want Kolten Wong to get playing time to work out of his year long slump, this is a guy who put up a 109 ops+ last year and came into the season with a 91 career ops+ and is currently at 55ops+ while having one of his better defensive years, but sadly/goodly(I know not a word) the backups have been playing well enough that you can't really keep him in the lineup... Munoz has a 107 ops+, Garcia is an established 90 ops+ hitter and doesn't hurt you on the field, but Wong is the guy you want in the lineup when he deserves it.


   52. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:34 PM (#5683559)
I still stand that Max has been better than Severino, but it's close enough that Andy isn't crazy if you are using a lens directly based upon this season only.


I don't think Andy's crazy. I would still take Scherzer in a heartbeat.
   53. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:37 PM (#5683562)
Kershaw leaves after 5 innings, 62 pitches, for a pinch-hitter. 1-1

velocity was down, he got screwed on the 1 run (see above), and the home plate ump in the 5th did a Leslie Nielsen imitation to get him to K the side in the 5th (his last pitch, he was waiting to get the ball back from the C when he realized the dope had called a third strike). overall, looked good.
   54. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5683564)
David Wright sighting - sort of
"Prior to the Mets’ game against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field, Wright was in shallow right field throwing to head trainer Brian Chicklo while team physical therapist John Zajac supervised. Wright threw with a sidearm type of motion, almost like a shot-put toss, from close range."
..................

"David is still not doing baseball activity,” Alderson said. “We do expect that in the next several weeks -- that could be one, that could be three, it’s really imprecise at this point -- that he will transition to baseball activities. His rehab has been making progress."
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5683565)
I'm glad they call it a base hit for Wong. I mean great effort by Harrison, but it would have been a superhuman effort to get him out at first, it wasn't impossible on that play, but it had to be in the 90percentile.


and then the shift screws the Pirates on a routine double play ball and not having anyone able to cover second base... With a man of first you really need to modify your shift a bit.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5683570)
I don't think Andy's crazy. I would still take Scherzer in a heartbeat.


I would too, simply speaking I like track record. Severino is a guy who put up a 152 era+ season last year in 31 starts... in my opinion that isn't quite ace like yet... Only because he hadn't repeated it, for him to even enter the ace level discussion he needed to show up the next year at an ace level.... guess what, he did just that. He's officially an ace level pitcher. He was absolutely inferior to Scherzer last year, and wasn't even in any discussion the year before.. Max won the Cy in 2017, 2016...and is pitching at a Cy level again... you would have to be an idiot to not take him as your first choice. And I do not get the Verlander argument over him. I mean sure Verlander is in the discussion, but really the only name right now playing MLB that is better than Scherzer, is a guy on the DL, and that is Kershaw of course.
   57. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5683571)
Yankees @ Orioles rainout to be made up as part of a single-admission July 9 doubleheader beginning at 4:05 PM. Yanks have already had a lot of rainouts, more bad weather could make the schedule a real Ernie Banks experience.
   58. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5683572)
Huh. Nimmo just hit a bomb just foul then straightened it out and homered, zobrist also did that earlier this game.
   59. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5683585)
Javy with a walk. First nonIBB since April 7th!
   60. Meatwad Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5683587)
Javy got a walk!
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5683588)
Jordan Hicks has now stranded 10 out of 12 inherited runners... traditionally major league average is around 29% of inherited runners allowed to score (Trevor Hoffman is exceptional at this stat and was 20%---from memory... basically the best percentage of anyone in history with over 300 inherited runners and not a loogy... which has it's own issues with this particular stat)
   62. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5683596)
Rosenthal still hasn't signed anywhere right? Are the cards on the hook for his rehab costs?
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5683597)
Tied game... Hicks just isn't capable of pitching a second inning right now.
   64. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5683598)
2 outs in the 9th pitching change. Someone call Elroy face.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:12 PM (#5683599)
Rosenthal still hasn't signed anywhere right? Are the cards on the hook for his rehab costs?


nope. MLB is on the line for his rehab cost. You get full medical benefits for life in MLB for just being on a roster for one day.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5683607)
2 outs in the 9th pitching change. Someone call Elroy face.
Just finished dinner. You rang?
   67. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5683609)
I don't know if Gabe Kapler will be a good manager or not, if he's stark raving mad or not, but I like that he isn't a hidebound by the book guy. He let rookie Seranthony Dominguez throw a 2 inning save in a 2-1 game vs. the Dodgers.
   68. Howie Menckel Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5683616)

that's the second 2-inning SV for Seranthony. Kapler has done some really smart and really dumb things with that 'pen, but they are so good that it's a big net positive.

so Mets-y

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   69. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5683619)
8-5 Pirates... ####### bs...
   70. Bote Man is no David Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:42 PM (#5683633)
Jim Bowden @JimBowdenGM
Clayton Kershaw velocity maxed out at 90mph, left with back tightness, will get MRI and not make trip to Denver........which clouds his 5IP 1 ER performance
   71. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5683646)
Bases loaded, no outs bottom of the ninth of an 8-5 game... this is kinda interesting.
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5683649)
Luke Voit with his first pa of the season, gets a two run single and advances the guy to third.... first and third no outs, now it's 8-7... no outs, bottom of the ninth.
   73. stevegamer Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5683650)
I don't know if Gabe Kapler will be a good manager or not, if he's stark raving mad or not, but I like that he isn't a hidebound by the book guy. He let rookie Seranthony Dominguez throw a 2 inning save in a 2-1 game vs. the Dodgers.


Early returns are "likely not good, stark raving mad, and not by the book."

He loves using up too many relievers, and as consequence sometimes gets caught short of bench players and relievers.

   74. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5683651)
Post 49 is really haunting me now.....


and nevermind.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:00 PM (#5683652)
holy ####### cow....what a ####### game.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:04 PM (#5683656)
I have to reevaluate Munoz, I just thought he was a bench player getting a chance simply because of the 40 man rules, but he hasn't done anything to say he doesn't belong on a major league roster. He isn't flashy or outstanding in any way, but he is starting to look like a true major league utility player right now.
   77. Bote Man is no David Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:08 PM (#5683666)
If Kapler keeps up like this, he'll be pitching guys for 3-4 middle innings, calling them the "fireman", who knows what these kooks think up???
   78. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5683672)
Thanks, Astros!
   79. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5683676)
Echo both 75 and 76. I am in shock right now, simply can't believe what I just saw.
   80. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5683678)
Rained out Yankees pick up half game as Boston falls to Houston, 4-2.
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:18 PM (#5683685)
Cardinals with their 6th walk off win... most in the majors.... I have no idea if that has any meaning though.... great teams don't need walk off wins, because they win the game by the 7th....still there is a hell of a lot of things to like about this team so far this season, and there is a few things to not like about this team so far...... ultimately, the more the Cubs don't run away with this thing as predicted, the more it seems that this is going to be a real challenger in the division.
   82. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:25 PM (#5683709)
holy ####### cow....what a ####### game.


Check out that Indians game. Indians up 8-0, Twins tied it, Indians back up 9-8, still going..
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:34 PM (#5683745)

Check out that Indians game. Indians up 8-0, Twins tied it, Indians back up 9-8, still going..


And this is why baseball is so much better than the other "sports".....no clock means anything is possible.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:37 PM (#5683754)
Cardinals broadcast is doing a montage of walk offs against the Pirates since 2013..... and this is the 9th walk off the Cardinals have had against the Pirates since 2013..
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:42 PM (#5683761)
I've watched Harrison Bader the last two years and I cannot believe that statcasts list him as the 7th fastest player in baseball....I know he has the reputation to a bit, but he just looks like a midget running his ass off.
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: May 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (#5683771)
shock of shockers(and I'm kidding of course---)
Yadier was already practicing to come back.... he almost always comes back faster than expected and it looks like he is planning on doing that again.
   87. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 01, 2018 at 12:48 AM (#5683818)
Sergio Romo announced as the Rays starter tomorrow against the Mariners.

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