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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

OMNICHATTER: Wednesday April 16, 2014

TBR, Odorizzi 12:35 PM
@BAL, Gonzalez

CHC, 1:05 PM
@NYY,

CHC, Wood 7:05 PM
@NYY, Pineda

CLE, McAlliste 7:08 PM
@DET, Sanchez

SEA, [bold]Hernandez[/bold] 8:05 PM
@TEX, [bold]Darvish[/bold]

BOS, Buchholz 8:10 PM
@CHW, Danks

KCR, Guthrie 8:10 PM
@HOU, Keuchel

TOR, Dickey 8:10 PM
@MIN, Pelfrey

OAK, Milone 10:05 PM
@LAA, Skaggs

PIT, Liriano 12:35 PM
@CIN, Cueto

STL, Kelly 1:10 PM
@MIL, Peralta

NYM, Gee 3:40 PM
@ARI, McCarthy

ATL, Teheran 7:05 PM
@PHI, Lee

WSN, 7:10 PM
@MIA,

WSN, Roark 7:10pm
@MIA, [bold]Fernandez[/bold]

COL, De La Ros 10:10 PM
@SDP, Cashner

LAD, Maholm 10:15 PM
@SFG, Vogelsong

Game of the day deep inn’a heart of, with King Felix taking on Yu Darvish somewhere near Dallas or Arlington or something. 8:05 start for that one. Teheran v Lee may be interesting in Philly at 8:10, assuming weather allows. Tanner Roark attempts to prevent another 10+ run debacle down in Miami, while Jose Fernandez toes the rubber for the Fish. I suppose somewhere, someone is excited about a Paul Maholm v Ryan Vogelsong tilt, but by the gods old and new, I have no idea how they would be.

Also, Gamingboy is stupid and lazy and dumb.

Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:42 AM | 107 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Astroenteritis Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4686887)
Nice, the King and Yu.

And George Springer in the majors.
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM (#4686902)
CHC, Wood


That still gets my attention.
   3. SoCalDemon Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM (#4686905)
Skaggs and Milone would make a pretty good 70s era cop show. Skaggs listens to outlaw country, drinks too much, but always gets his man two minutes before the end credits. Milone is the straight laced one, always in a suit and a tie, always follows procedure and bags all of the evidence (and always accuses the person with a mountain of evidence against them, but who will in the end turn out not to have done it). Their distaste for each other gradually turns into a grudging respect.
   4. salvomania Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:24 PM (#4686938)
SoCalDemon, are you in LA? My production company would like to sit down with you.
   5. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM (#4686963)
For the record, this did not format the way I had hoped it would. Who the hell is George Springer, and why exactly should I give creedence to power numbers out of the PCL?
   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4686975)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?

Probably the bullpen, but really, so many ways.
   7. Dale Sams Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM (#4686977)
FFS...what is this Mariano Rivera Day bullshit?
   8. madvillain Posted: April 16, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4687016)
I look forward to tonight's replays in the Sox/Sawx matchup, as I'm sure fans of both teams are completely sick of it. Ventura and Farrell are probably both in lines for fines after their comments this week, all of which were justified. I'd be frustrated too; heck as a fan I'm frustrated.
   9. dr. scott Posted: April 16, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4687017)
Two 4 hour plus extra inning games for bay area teams last night... bad for the liver. I had to walk home before the end of either... each game was exciting the whole way through too...

BTW has Straily always had a beard? I remember him as a baby face for some reason. first game of his i've seen this year and he totally tanks. Also, who is this Skaggs guy, and why does he have a starting job? I assume he is the number 5 starter on the angles?
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4687033)
I love George Springer, but I'd be happy if he struggles in his first two games.

Joel Hanrahan is putting on a "showcase" tomorrow for teams if you're interested in attending.
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 02:13 PM (#4687058)
Also, who is this Skaggs guy, and why does he have a starting job? I assume he is the number 5 starter on the angles?
A top 20 prospect before last season, off to a good start this season.
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4687067)
Skaggs and Milone would make a pretty good 70s era cop show. Skaggs listens to outlaw country, drinks too much, but always gets his man two minutes before the end credits. Milone is the straight laced one, always in a suit and a tie, always follows procedure and bags all of the evidence (and always accuses the person with a mountain of evidence against them, but who will in the end turn out not to have done it). Their distaste for each other gradually turns into a grudging respect.


Kirk Gibson would be the perfect Chief. "Skaggs, you didn't follow protocol! You don't bunt while a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter! Now the media is all over my ass! I'll have your badge!"

"I GET RESULTS!" replies Skaggs.
   13. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4687093)
Joey Votto hits his 4th homerun of the year, off of Liriano. He's looking good, seems to be hitting with a bit more authority so far this year (all of his homeruns have been crushed).
   14. 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:00 PM (#4687105)
Snow day in Twinkie-town, doubleheader tomorrow.
   15. madvillain Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4687106)
24 year old Erik Johnson pitched well for Chicago last night. Baseball America had him as the 63rd best prospect entering this year. He profiles as a 3rd or 4th starter from the right side. Fastball sits around 90-92 and he has two different breaking balls in addition to his changeup. His changeup isn't that great neither is his fastball but his two different breaking pitches kept the Sawx off balance all night as he gave up the lone HR to Nava and scattered only 3 hits over 6 innings against 9K and 1BB. Key for him is going to be continuing to improve his command on the breaking stuff while maintaining his velocity on the fastball. If he comes down to 88-90 he won't be effective enough to stay in the rotation but I trust Don Cooper and his staff to get the best out of him.
   16. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:05 PM (#4687111)
Johnny Cueto with the complete-game, 3-hit shutout. Reds 4, Pirates 0
   17. madvillain Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4687115)
The Cubs offense seems...ineffective.
   18. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:54 PM (#4687169)
Tanaka's K to BB tally is now 28 to 2, though maybe games against the Cubs shouldn't be counted at the full rate.
   19. Gamingboy Posted: April 16, 2014 at 04:08 PM (#4687188)
I heard that. I'm sorry I've had a hectic last few days...
   20. dr. scott Posted: April 16, 2014 at 04:20 PM (#4687202)
A top 20 prospect before last season, off to a good start this season.


Thanks. I was just going off his stats on MLB At Bat, which are odd. 6-20 innings pitched every year for the last 3 years with no real consistency. I just assumed he was a middling reliever or someone called up for the odd start due to injury. Did not realize he was 22. Interestingly, Baseball-Reference does not have any stats for him in 2011, but At Bat does...
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 16, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4687211)
The Cubs are winless in the Bronx, having been swept in 2 World Series and a previous inter-league series, as well as a couple of exhibition games.
   22. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 04:36 PM (#4687227)
Having wasted my precious time and money going to last night's Nationals game I'm confident you could have boldfaced Jose Fernandez and white out Roark and you'd be fine. What a Little League sh!t show.
   23. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4687262)
Also, Gamingboy is stupid and lazy and dumb.

This coming from a guy who doesn't even know basic HTML formatting.

Visit W3Schools sometime, you hayseed.
   24. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4687281)
Wow, nice play by Gee.
   25. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:33 PM (#4687289)
This coming from a guy who doesn't even know basic HTML formatting.


The fact that Jimmy's site doesn't accept "bold" or "b," requiring "strong" instead for bolding purposes, isn't exactly my fault numbnuts.
   26. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4687290)
Having wasted my precious time and money going to last night's Nationals game I'm confident you could have boldfaced Jose Fernandez and white out Roark and you'd be fine. What a Little League sh!t show.


If it makes you feel better, I think Roark is probably better than Strasburg at this point.
   27. Al Kaline Trio Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4687291)
Please don't feed the trolls or else they will keep coming back.
   28. I am Ted F'ing Williams Posted: April 16, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4687308)
I look forward to tonight's replays in the Sox/Sawx matchup, as I'm sure fans of both teams are completely sick of it.


What I'm sick of is Ventura playing DeAza ahead of Jordan Danks.
   29. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4687323)
The Diamondbacks are about to get swept by the Mets and fall to 10 games under .500 after having played only 18 games so far this year. They are one inning away from being shut out in consecutive games at home. That's not good.
   30. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4687325)
@ZuckermanCSN: Bryce Harper scratched from Nats lineup. Tyler Moore now in LF. Harper dealt with a quad issue couple days ago.

Apparently he didn't deal with it, else he'd be in the lineup tonight. Oh well, I guess Tyler Moore will have to bang groundouts instead of Harper. With Jose Fernandez on the mound I'm not sure it matters much, as the Nats starters are dropping one by one.

I'm starting to feel more and more like Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim these days.
   31. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:19 PM (#4687329)
Apparently he didn't deal with it, else he'd be in the lineup tonight. Oh well, I guess Tyler Moore will have to bang groundouts instead of Harper.

Isn't Harper hitting .340? Aren't the Nats on pace for 92 wins this year? Let's not go crazy here.
   32. The District Attorney Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4687332)
Can't wait to see Dice-K and Valverde in the same game!!!

That'll be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
   33. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:23 PM (#4687333)
Jose Velvarde comes in and gives back to back homers to the D-backs. So much for the shutout.
   34. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:24 PM (#4687335)
Isn't Harper hitting .340?


.340/.400/.500
   35. Fat Al Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4687340)
I just love that Valverde is closing for the Mets. Has increased the entertainment factor of their games several-fold.
   36. madvillain Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4687342)
What I'm sick of is Ventura playing DeAza ahead of Jordan Danks.


Really? Jordan fuggin' Danks getting blocked by the far superior and playing to build trade value De Aza is about the farthest thing down the list on things I don't like about Ventura.

Jordan Danks is not a top prospect, he's a cromulent 4th OF. De Aza is a proven 2 WAR player that has value to other teams should he continue to be a 2 WAR player. It's obvious why Danks isn't playing. Never understood Sox fans' crush on the guy. Yea he's a good soldier that has some talent and probably deserves a spot in MLB as a lefty 4th OF, but De Aza bats left as well, on this Sox team Danks is a 4th OF, no more no less.

De Aza is a mental midget at times but he's also a pretty good regular. I can see why Sox fans don't like the guy as he gets throw out on the bases often but then again so does Jordan Danks.
   37. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4687345)
I'm starting to feel more and more like Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim these days.
8-6 doesn't get you through the door. If you're above .500, I don't wanna hear about it.
   38. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4687346)
Isn't Harper hitting .340? Aren't the Nats on pace for 92 wins this year? Let's not go crazy here.

Hey! Keep your sunshine out of my deep, dark fanboy misery, OK?!
   39. esseff Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4687347)
Having wasted my precious time and money going to last night's Nationals game I'm confident you could have boldfaced Jose Fernandez and white out Roark and you'd be fine. What a Little League sh!t show.


"Song of the Vulgar Boteman"
   40. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4687355)
The fact that Jimmy's site doesn't accept "bold" or "b," requiring "strong" instead for bolding purposes, isn't exactly my fault numbnuts.

You don't know what the hell you're talking about, sh*t for brains. This site absolutely accepts the "b" tag; "bold" is not and never has been part of the HTML specification.
   41. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: April 16, 2014 at 06:49 PM (#4687359)
Wow no Barton or Reddick in the A's starting lineup tonight? Wonder if Melvin is wondering what it would be like to have 9 guys that can actually hit in the line-up at the same time?
   42. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 16, 2014 at 07:13 PM (#4687369)
Carlos Beltran is really enjoying playing at Yankee stadium, isn't he?
   43. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 07:20 PM (#4687372)
If it makes you feel better, I think Roark is probably better than Strasburg at this point.

Just might be true.
   44. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 07:28 PM (#4687374)
Just might be true.


I don't think Strasburg has ever had to pitch without knowing if he gets into a jam, he could just throw the heat past someone. Even his first year in the bigs, when he was sitting at 97/98, he could do that. Now that he's sitting at 94/95 on a good day, he can't do that to major league hitters. And he doesn't have the secondary stuff or makeup to pitch without that get-out-of-jail-free card.
   45. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 07:44 PM (#4687380)
Strasburg did have "minor" surgery on his pitching arm this Winter which might be affecting him. He was hitting 95mph last night, isn't that good enough to get outs from MLB hitters?
   46. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 07:54 PM (#4687381)
He was hitting 95mph last night, isn't that good enough to get outs from MLB hitters?


There's a difference between "hitting" 95 and "sitting at" 95. Per FanGraphs his average fastball velocity last night was 93.6, which isn't enough to regularly blow away MLB hitters. Especially if it's not moving. 93 without movement is parked by good hitters (i.e. Mike Stanton) and fought off by bad hitters, who then make him throw his secondary pitches which he can't control particularly well. To dominate MLB hitters you have throw between 95-100 and average out at 97/98, like he was when he first broke in back in 2010.
   47. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:03 PM (#4687386)
Evan Gattis appreciates the short porch in Citizen's Bank's LF.
   48. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4687390)
So revised projections:

Barves
Marlins
everybody else
   49. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4687396)
A sliver of the setting sun is shining directly on Yu Darvish right now, and he's casting a narrow shadow onto the infield dirt while the rest of the field is in shade. Eerie.
   50. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:25 PM (#4687405)
Julio Teheran just lost a perfect game in the fifth on an infield single...by Ryan Howard.
   51. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4687407)
Darvish & Hernandez both get out of their first innings unscored upon but not without incident. Neither looks dominant so far but it's 0-0.
   52. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4687414)
Werth every penny!!!
   53. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4687416)
Sac bunts to set the table for Ryan Kalish and Darin Barney!
   54. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4687417)
Darvish out of 2nd but allows 2 runs. Maybe this isn't fixing to be the pitching duel of the century.
   55. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4687421)
Julio Teheran through 6 in Philly with a one-hitter (infield single into the shift by Ryan Howard.) Cliff Lee has scattered 8 hits and a walk. The only non-single, a towering fly ball that scraped the fence on the way out, right at the 334 foot marker in the LF corner, is the only run of the game.
   56. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:46 PM (#4687422)
Lee is at 90 pitches with one out in the seventh. Teheran is sitting at 67 pitches through the sixth.
   57. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:48 PM (#4687425)
Lee makes quick work of Teheran, Heyward and BJ Upton in the seventh. 3 Ks, swinging. 96 pitches into the 8th.
   58. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:53 PM (#4687426)
Darvish settles down a bit & it's 2-0 Seattle after 2 1/2.
   59. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 08:56 PM (#4687428)
Teheran through the 7th with the one single still the only hit of the night by the Phillies.
   60. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4687432)
There's nothing wrong with a 1-hitter there, Barbie...
   61. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:04 PM (#4687434)
Wrong game.
   62. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4687436)
There's nothing wrong with a 1-hitter there, Barbie...
+1 for Scrubs reference.
   63. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:05 PM (#4687437)
I'm not worried about the one-hitter, so much as the slim 1 run lead. If he gets through nine, wins 1-0, then I will retroactively ##### about a lowly infield single from Ryan Howard.
   64. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4687440)
Who's Zach Walters? I've never heard of him.
   65. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4687441)
Whoa, Walters hit the hell out of that one.
   66. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:12 PM (#4687444)
Darvish working on a seven-hitter in the 4th.
   67. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4687446)
Now a 2-hitter. Carlos Ruiz singles with 2 out in the 8th. Ashe pinch hitting for Lee.

Correction: Asche is pinch hitting for 3B Freddy Galvis.

To no avail! Going to the 9th still 1-0 Barves. Not sure if Kimbrel's shoulder is good to go in the cold weather tonight or not. Teheran near 100 pitches.
   68. puck Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4687454)
Kirk Gibson would be the perfect Chief. "Skaggs, you didn't follow protocol! You don't bunt while a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter! Now the media is all over my ass! I'll have your badge!"


Interesting. Skaggs was drafted by the Angels, traded to the D-Backs as part of the Haren trade, then traded back to the Angels in the deal where Trumbo went to Arizona. He had 13 starts for the D-Backs under Gibson.
   69. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:25 PM (#4687456)
Lee back out there for the ninth (115+ pitches.) Back to back singles to CJohnson and Simmons. Teheran, hitting for himself, bunts them over. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

Heyward K's. Up to BJ Upton now.

And...no. Pops out to first. It's up to Teheran now.
   70. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:42 PM (#4687463)
And it's done! Got some defensive help from Uggla and Simmons and wriggled out of a two-out pickle, but your game of the night barring a no-hitter out west this evening is Julio Teheran. 2-hit shutout in Philly's band box.
   71. bfan Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4687465)
Jason Heyward is quietly having himself a .145 season. Methinks he should have taken whatever longer-team deal the Braves offered. Tall, fast and muscular is great, but hitting is important, too.
   72. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:49 PM (#4687466)
1-0. Both starters go the full nine. Under three hours. Baseball, dammit. The way the gods intended it.
   73. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4687467)
Meanwhile in Arlington we're through six in 1:45. I could get used to this pace :) Seattle still up 2-0.
   74. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4687476)
Cubbies are about to get blanked in both ends of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Yanks took the first game 3-0, lead the nightcap 2-0 in the ninth.
   75. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4687479)
Rangers about to get shut out once :) Darvish settled down but it's still 2-0 going to the bottom of the 8th.
   76. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:17 PM (#4687483)
Cubs get the tying run to second, and their first potential run of the day to third, but Ryan Kalish grounds out to Gold Glover Derek Jeter to end the threat and seal the double shutout.
   77. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4687484)
Got some defensive help from Uggla

Words not often heard...
   78. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4687485)
Cubs still winless in all versions of Yankee Stadium.
   79. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4687487)
Dodgers @ Giants game: Deep fly ball, Carl Crawford involved, but Matt Kemp finally calls for it and "catches" it, but drops it, Pence safe at 2B. Duane Kuiper says there has been a "casualness" in fielders catching fly balls and dropping them over the past 15 years, but now they can't get away with that under the new interpretation.

Agree with that "casualness" remark?
   80. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4687489)
Man, multiple mid-inning pitching changes on an April night are a chilly proposition. I'm wandering from section to section just to stay warm.
   81. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4687490)
Wow, has this ever been a low-scoring day. The Nationals got six against the Marlins, the Mets got five against Arizona, and no other team has cleared four. Meanwhile, we've had a 1-0, a 2-0, a 3-0, and another 3-0.

Edit: Check that, the Brewers also got five against the Cards.
   82. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4687491)
I'm wandering from section to section just to stay warm.


You need a helmet full of hot nachos. Not to eat, but to wear.
   83. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:47 PM (#4687497)
Revised revised projections from #48:

Barves
everybody else
   84. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4687498)
I showed my 1-day-old son the last play of the Cubs-Yankee game on my iPhone, so now he will be able to say he saw Derek Jeter play.
   85. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4687501)
Wow, that was some sort of weird flip to 2nd. Now bases loaded, 2 outs!

EDIT. WILD PITCH, TIE GAME!
   86. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4687502)
Total clown shoes, Mariners.
   87. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4687503)
Wow. Talk about your terrible ways to lose a ballgame.
   88. BDC Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4687505)
HOT DAMN Y'ALL :)
   89. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM (#4687506)
Mike Trout, good at baseball again.
   90. sardonic Posted: April 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM (#4687507)
Trout is a monster.
   91. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4687508)
the box score cannot convey how painful that ninth was for Seattle.
   92. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4687509)
You can't blame Rodney for that loss. That was just... wow. Painful Loss of the Week, that game was.
   93. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4687514)
The Royals have only hit two homers this season. That's pretty remarkable.
   94. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4687516)
This Angel loss isn't going to feel so great, either.
   95. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:18 PM (#4687517)
This Angel loss isn't going to feel so great, either.

But you seem much calmer about their fate this year.
   96. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM (#4687521)
I was the frozen guy in the maroon parka in row 1 directly behind home plate at the Phils/Braves game tonight. Both pitchers had great stuff. Teheran has nasty movement on his pitches.

Weird thing with the out of town scoreboard. Three of the games had #42 vs. #42; the rest had the usual mix of "pitchery" numbers. Did only some teams go with 42 for everybody tonight?
   97. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4687523)
Three games were rained out last night, and all the players in those games wore 42 tonight.
   98. boteman Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4687524)
Did only some teams go with 42 for everybody tonight?

Yes. Because the Orioles game was rained out yesterday, they wore #42 on everybody's jerseys today.
   99. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4687526)
Ah, thanks. I even knew yesterday that it was Robinson day -- I just couldn't carry the same thought in my head for 24 hours. :(
   100. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 17, 2014 at 12:10 AM (#4687536)
This Angel loss isn't going to feel so great, either.

But you seem much calmer about their fate this year.
2012: Denial
2013: Anger
2014: Acceptance
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