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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:47 AM | 156 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5696599)
I also can't believe the Red Sucks still have David Price.
   102. TomH Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5696602)
I can't believe Yankee fans demean other teams' name.. oh wait. Yes I can.
   103. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:51 PM (#5696603)
I can't believe Yankee fans demean other teams' name.. oh wait. Yes I can.

Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks !

Let's go Grinders !
   104. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5696605)
This game is getting worse by the 10-minutes. 5:0 Mariners.
But of course, that is why the Grinders will win this one at the end.
   105. Baldrick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:08 PM (#5696612)
Can we fire Chasen Shreve into the ####### Sun?

Chasen Shreve has a career ERA+ of 115 and has only been a tick below average this year.
   106. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5696613)
2-run single by the Giant Jurist. Keep hope alive.
   107. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5696614)
Denard Span - Superstar CF Baseball Player.

To be fair though, he ran the route beautifully.
   108. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5696617)
Way to go DIDI , now finish him !

Not like that. Didi Dufus.
   109. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5696623)
Welcome to the ballgame, Juan Nicasio. Keep it up, Juan !
   110. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5696626)
WTF Nicasio, you bum ! Go #### yourself !
   111. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5696634)
Operation Andujaring Freedom. That stupid GBA bullcrap again.

Maybe I should have chosen the Red Sucks after all, and GBA is the correct punishment... NO !
   112. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5696636)
[105][111] I'll settle for digging up Kate Smith and firing what's left of her body into the Sun, accompanied by every extant version of that GBA ...
   113. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5696637)
Leadoff double for SYNDROME!
   114. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5696639)
At least the strikezone is awesome to-night. No crap calls, no excuses.
   115. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5696641)
Comeon Judge, knock that dad-bod Mariner out of there and make it a 1-runner !

I'll take it.
   116. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5696642)
Wonder what the exit velo was on that.

[edit] 115.8

A bit of a slacker after Sanchez' 121+ last night ...
   117. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5696643)
Probably like 134.5 !

115.8 ! Slightly wrong.
   118. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:57 PM (#5696646)
WelCOLOMé to Yankee Stadium. Please remove your cap and throw balls !
   119. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:04 PM (#5696649)
Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks Red Sucks


Kind of funny since Yankees easily converts to spankees or the even better wankees if one wants to go down the immature, not terribly creative troll route.
   120. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5696650)
Kind of funny since Yankees easily converts to spankees or the even better wankees if one wants to go down the immature, not terribly creative troll route.


Please explain and give examples.
   121. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:11 PM (#5696653)
Good job Holder ! Nice to know you care about Stanton and Sanchez. Way to get some revenge in.
Now please get the K.

6-3 is good enough.
   122. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:13 PM (#5696654)
2018 Late & Close** numbers

Stanton: .135 / .256 / .189 / .445

Sanchez: .145 / .238 / .324 / .562

Torres: .323 / .400 / .548 / .948

Judge: .308 / .400 / .667 / 1.067

Betts: .250 / .413 / .583 / .996

EDIT: Sanchez must've seen his numbers and wanted to redeem himself. TIE GAME!

** Plate Appearances in the 7th or later with the batting team tied, ahead by one, or the tying run at least on deck.
   123. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5696656)
Unironic meme alert! The Yankees broadcasters are saying they should have Ichiro in the home run derby at the ASG because "he would always put on a show in BP" and...well, you know.
   124. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5696657)
Wow, that is one awesome strikezone.
   125. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5696659)
SEE YA !
   126. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5696660)
KRAKEN!
   127. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5696661)
Well, the numbers in [122] will go up for at least 2 on the list!
   128. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:21 PM (#5696665)
Ok, so on the 4th of July somebody has to light Colomé's thing sticking out from under his hat ?

Fireworks
   129. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:23 PM (#5696667)
The Yankees broadcasters are saying they should have Ichiro in the home run derby at the ASG because "he would always put on a show in BP" and...well, you know.

They properly credited the Mariners Manager for the idea. Alas, Ichiro has already indicated he doesn't want to do it. There's no telling what Suzuki might have achieved if only he were more motivated.
   130. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5696668)
Ok Aroldis, please don't think about Hunter Strickland.
Just do your thang.
   131. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5696670)
As the rationality revolution advances across baseball, an interesting question (to me at least) is, what is the dumbest practice that is still common/accepted at any given point in time? I'd say that right now, the "use your closer in a tie game at home, but never on the road" has to be the favorite, no?
   132. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5696672)
Wow, NY is just rolling these days. Red Sox have forgot how to score runs, losing looks inevitable.....
   133. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5696675)
Ryan-Cook Airlines flight 0621 about to take off ! engine check
   134. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:33 PM (#5696676)
...and David Cone mentions that Servais is saving his closer for a situation that might never come, with just maybe an implied criticism - "Buck Showalter learned that the hard way with Zach Britton."
   135. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:35 PM (#5696677)
Two engines have failed...
   136. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5696678)
Maybe coulda used a closer there.
   137. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5696679)
AND FINALLY!!! A STANTON WALKOFF!!!
   138. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5696680)
Doink !
   139. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5696681)
How about that! Stanton walk-off HR.
   140. rconn23 Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5696682)
GIANCARLO!!!
   141. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5696683)
Two engines have failed...


BUT SULLY STANTON LANDS HER SAFELY IN THE HUDSON!

YANKEES WIN! THEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!
   142. Astroenteritis Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5696684)
Stanton hits some of the hardest homers.
   143. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5696686)
Kay and Cone were saying just before Stanton went yard that they've been waiting all year for Stanton's signature moment as a Yankee. And then on the very next pitch.....
   144. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5696687)
Meanwhile ...Mookie Betts' batting average is up to a cool .673 ! Or something like that. What a freak.
   145. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:41 PM (#5696688)
Now let's see if the Twinkies can follow up and do their part. GOTTA avoid that wild card game.
   146. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5696690)
Stanton hits some of the hardest homers.


117.9 MPH

453 ft.

On a cement mixer slider.
   147. Howie Menckel Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5696691)
an interesting question (to me at least) is, what is the dumbest practice that is still common/accepted at any given point in time? I'd say that right now, the "use your closer in a tie game at home, but never on the road" has to be the favorite, no?

I would say the dumbest is to use your non-rested closer in the 9th with a 3-run lead with another game coming the next night - thereby risking having a lesser RP have to pitch the 9th in that game with a 1-run lead or a tie game against a rough lineup. if you don't have more than 1 RP who can protect a 3-run lead with 3 outs to go, you are doomed anyway.

if not for the SV rule, no manager would be dumb enough to do that. then again, Counsell in MIL has done many innovative 'pen things this year. Kapler in PHI is probably a net negative so far, but he has made some good decisions and at least he is experimenting.
   148. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5696693)
I would say the dumbest is to use your non-rested closer in the 9th with a 3-run lead with another game coming the next night - thereby risking having a lesser RP have to pitch the 9th in that game with a 1-run lead or a tie game against a rough lineup.
Yeah, that's a good contender too. But I would say that not using your closer on the road in a tie game is inherently dumber because instead of the risk of having a lesser RP in a critical situation (assuming for the sake of argument that your closer is your best RP), you definitely have a lesser RP in the most critical situation - the one where you lose the minute you give up a single run.
   149. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5696696)
GOTTA avoid that wild card game.
Well, it won't be against Ohtani anymore.
   150. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:52 PM (#5696697)
an interesting question (to me at least) is, what is the dumbest practice that is still common/accepted at any given point in time? I'd say that right now, the "use your closer in a tie game at home, but never on the road" has to be the favorite, no?

Cone was making a sarcastic reference to that practice when Servais sent in Cook instead of Diaz for the 9th inning in a tie game. He paid for it 4 batters later.
   151. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 20, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5696698)
GOTTA avoid that wild card game.

Well, it won't be against Otani anymore.


Yeah, but it could easily be against Paxton or LeBlanc. I'd rather take my chances on a best-of-5 and let the Red Sox worry about a one-and-done.
   152. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5696704)
Wait...Wade LeBlanc is fearsome now?
   153. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:12 PM (#5696713)
Geez, Dozier steal 3rd base without a throw while the pitcher is waiting for the sign from the Red Sox catcher.
   154. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:31 PM (#5696731)
With tonight's results, the Yankees stretch their lead in the All-Important Loss Column™ to 4 games, and also take over the AL East lead in the Mildly Interesting Pythagorean Standings.
   155. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: June 21, 2018 at 12:19 AM (#5696751)
RE: The Chasen Shreve Experience ... here's what Mike Axisa wrote after the game over at RAB:


The Shreve Decision
It’s a footnote, now, but it has to be discussed. It’s the first time all season an Aaron Boone move really annoyed me. With a mere one-run deficit and post-prime Felix on the mound, Boone went to his worst reliever with runners on second and third and two outs in the fourth inning. To face the top of the lineup, no less. Chasen Shreve was brought in to get the left-on-left matchup against Dee Gordon — we all know it was a left-on-left thing — but:

LHB vs. Shreve: .207/.361/.552 (.386 wOBA)
RHB vs. Shreve: .246/.310/.477 (.338 wOBA)

Shreve’s had a reverse split his entire career too, so those numbers are not a small sample anomaly confined to 2018. Sure enough, Shreve allowed the two-run single to Gordon — he left a splitter up in a two-strike count — and then he compounded the problem by allowing two more runs in the fifth inning. Yuck. Shreve faced five lefty batters and got two harmless outs. The other three lefties had two hits and a sacrifice fly. Righties did a number against him too.

In his last seven appearances now Shreve has allowed eight runs on eleven hits and two walks in seven innings. He also allowed the two runners he inherited to score. I just don’t get bringing him into that spot. I mean, I get it, the left-on-left matchup, but no. Shreve is fine enough as the last dude in the bullpen. He has no business pitching in big spots, especially with most of the bullpen rested following the Domingo German/A.J. Cole effort Tuesday. Blah.
   156. Howie Menckel Posted: June 21, 2018 at 12:34 AM (#5696755)
the Yankees stretch their lead in the All-Important Loss Column™ to 4 games,

this became an increasingly stupid reference as W-L totals have leveled from the pre-expansion era - BUT in this NYY-BOS shootout, as they can't even see .500 in the rear view mirror anymore, it has revived as a very fair reference point. these teams don't lose, so extra games are less stress (pct-wise, anyway)
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