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OMNICHATTER! would never misplace a dragon, for May 20, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 20, 2019 at 01:57 PM | 48 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 20, 2019 at 01:59 PM (#5843834)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. TomH Posted: May 20, 2019 at 03:58 PM (#5843898)
stat of the day:

The Baltimore Orioles have hit 237 singles in 2019.
The Baltimore Orioles have allowed 237 singles in 2019.

Dead even! The Orioles would be a .500 team, if only they weren't so unlucky with walks, home runs, doubles, strikeouts....
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2019 at 07:58 PM (#5844013)
The Yankees may have to contemplate some non-J. A. Happ starting rotation options soon.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:32 PM (#5844019)
Just checking the box score, looks like the Cubs are back in "leave 2 runners on base every inning" mode.
   5. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5844020)
Ugh. Holder.
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5844021)
Darvish is working a shockingly efficient game. Arrieta less so, but the Cubs haven't made him pay yet.
   7. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5844024)
Just checking the box score, looks like the Cubs are back in "leave 2 runners on base every inning" mode.


Part of the problem is that these innings have featured at-bats from Darvish.
   8. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:51 PM (#5844031)
Welp, that sucked.
   9. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5844033)
Part of the problem is that these innings have featured at-bats from Darvish.


And if it's not at bats from Darvish, the problem is that the lead baserunners are the few Cubs who are slow-footed oafs. Let's hope that Darvish can keep putting up zeroes and doing so as efficiently as he has so far tonight.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5844034)
On the Orioles broadcast, Gary Thorne just noted a rumor that Mike Scioscia was in line to manage the Mets. No source given.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:00 PM (#5844036)
Gleyber Torres has 2 HRs tonight for the Yankees. That’s 10 for the season, 8 of which came against the Orioles, in 11 games.
   12. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5844038)
One run was never going to win this.
   13. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5844039)
Damn, Darvish was one pitch away from all kinds of goodwill from Cubs fans in this very highly symbolic matchup between himself and Arrieta. And what happens? A slow-hit seeing-eye grounder on a pitch down and away that Realmuto had to reach for to tie the game, followed by a two-run triple into the corner.

Agonizing.
   14. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5844041)
This is turning into quite the mess.
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:15 PM (#5844044)
This Phillies team can look horrible and with the flip of a switch start building the pressure on the opposition. I don’t think they’re a great team but they will be a tough out in any series.
   16. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:15 PM (#5844045)
Up until that inning, it was looking like Darvish might go eight, maybe even the distance. As it is, he's probably done after six and on the hook.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:18 PM (#5844047)
Way to make Arrieta work there, fellas.
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:21 PM (#5844048)
Arrieta did not have great command, but he was a professional’s professional tonight. He dodged quite a few bullets.
   19. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5844049)
I know it's not a hot take, but my god the Orioles are a disaster.
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:25 PM (#5844050)
Not a well-played game by either team, but Gary Sanchez finally gives the Yankees a 10-7 lead with a 3-run HR in the 9th after trailing 6-1.
   21. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:27 PM (#5844051)
Act I: Voit drops easy foul popup, leading to what looks like the eventual winning run.

Act II: Voit's foul popup falls 10 feet behind Severino's confused gaze, leading to walk and possible game winning home run.

What was that Seinfeld line about "even Steven"?
   22. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5844059)
That was an unexpected way for the Cubs to take the lead. Kind of makes up for all the LOB earlier in the game. They didn't necessarily deserve any runs on that play, but they probably deserve the lead, so it kind of balances out.
   23. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM (#5844060)
Cubs finally got a break in this game as Descalso's fly ball fell in between two outfielders for a triple.
   24. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:01 PM (#5844062)
Now it's time for the "Brad Brach is our closer!" experience.
   25. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5844064)
Now it's time for the "Brad Brach is our closer!" experience.


Brad Brach seems to like the "Brad Brach is our closer!" experience. He's sitting 97 on his fastball for the first two batters.

EDIT: Franco just took 96 to the gap in right-center, though.
   26. Meatwad Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5844065)
Unfortunatly the second batter was also sitting on that fastball.
   27. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5844067)
Brad Brach seems to like the "Brad Brach is our closer!" He's sitting 97 on his fastball for the first two batters.

C'mon man, you didn't even wait for two outs before talking him up!?
   28. Meatwad Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:12 PM (#5844069)
That was an odd play.
   29. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5844070)
Good lord, a bloop hit to tie it up. Of course.
   30. Meatwad Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5844071)
Who walks it off? Javy schwarber or bryant?
   31. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5844072)
C'mon man, you didn't even wait for two outs before talking him up!?


Sorry. It wasn't even an observation about how well he was pitching so much as how pumped up he seemed to be (which can sometimes bite you in the ass).

Weird game. Hopefully the Cubs can walk it off here.
   32. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:17 PM (#5844074)
Brach now has 19 walks and 20 strikeouts on the year, in 19.2 IP. To his legitimate credit, he's managed to keep the ball in the yard, allowing 0 homers. But still, he's an accident waiting to happen, and to my mind has no business in high-leverage situations until he can stop walking every fourth hitter.
   33. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:19 PM (#5844075)
The shifts still throw me. That looked like a ground ball right to where the SS is supposed to be playing. Time for clean-up hitter Victor Caratini to clean up!
   34. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:23 PM (#5844076)
Man, this feels like one of those games that's just going to go on forever, isn't it? Is Chatwood well-rested?
   35. Meatwad Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:31 PM (#5844082)
Nah the penn took care of that i feel like the cubs are going to lose this one. Should have gotten some against jake.
   36. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:33 PM (#5844084)
Man, this feels like one of those games that's just going to go on forever


Or not. It's a wonder to me that the Cubs bullpen hasn't blown more games like this. Well, maybe the offense can get that run back - and ideally one more after that.
   37. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:34 PM (#5844086)
I was in Wrigley on my birthday last year when this matchup ended a game with a 7-5 Cubs win.
   38. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5844089)
Why didn't they go ahead and do the double switch to start the inning if they knew that Morgan was only going to face one batter - and given that Morgan struck out the only batter he faced, they obviously knew he was only going to face one batter?
   39. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:42 PM (#5844092)
Well, that sucked. Credit to Arrieta and the Phillies. Good pitcher, good team.
   40. Meatwad Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:44 PM (#5844093)
Thats a #### way to lose.
   41. Brian C Posted: May 20, 2019 at 11:44 PM (#5844095)
Is it the sign of a good team or a flawed one that every game this Cubs team loses is super annoying? It's like they can't just lose 4-1, they have to go out and have leads and blow them on weird plays and have a million guys on base that they can't score and just generally make everyone feel like it was a winnable game that they screwed up.
   42. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 21, 2019 at 12:18 AM (#5844104)
Without the world championship, it would be even more annoying that just as the Cubs are in their window, the Brewers popped up out of nowhere, without a years-long tank having been necessary, to be equally good and probably just a little better.
   43. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 21, 2019 at 01:16 AM (#5844110)
Ohtani and Andrelton hurt on back-to-back plays.

This season was starting to turn around. Now it's like someone detonated a nuclear bomb right in the middle of it.
   44. Howie Menckel Posted: May 21, 2019 at 01:40 AM (#5844111)
#selfimmolation
   45. TomH Posted: May 21, 2019 at 06:35 AM (#5844116)
Have the Yankees done well, despite injuries. Sure.

But.

To date, they have had 8 extra home games, AND 9 games against the Orioles.

The articles I am seeing about them being ready to run away with the division are way premature.
   46. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 21, 2019 at 09:39 AM (#5844133)
What "articles" would those be?
   47. TomH Posted: May 21, 2019 at 01:08 PM (#5844250)
ESPN lead page yesterday
   48. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 21, 2019 at 02:52 PM (#5844321)
Okay, I imagine you're talking about this article, and I agree that it's crazy talk, even though it is true that this week may be the one where the Yankees have the most favorable of possible schedules compared to the Rays and the Red Sox.

Yankees: 4 at Baltimore, 3 at KC
Rays: 2 vs Dodgers, 4 at Cleveland
Red Sox: 4 at Toronto, 3 at Houston

But even if they pick up a game or two, that still leaves the rest of the year, when the schedule won't be so favorable, and when in the hell are Judge and Severino ever going to return?

(Hell, they may be so desperate by July they'll have to get Anthony Rendon.)

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