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OMNICHATTER’S going to win so much, you’re going to get tired of winning, for September 14, 2017

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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 14, 2017 at 01:06 PM (#5531583)
HOW WILL THE INDIANS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Mans Best Friend Posted: September 14, 2017 at 01:13 PM (#5531587)
Coupla interesting series start tomorrow -- Cards@Cubs and Dodgers@Nats.
   3. BDC Posted: September 14, 2017 at 01:33 PM (#5531597)
Adrian Beltre passed no milestones yesterday, but did appear in his 2,801st game (remaining 23rd all time). Lest you think that 2,800 games is an automatic HOF threshold, Beltre still trails Harold Baines, Rusty Staub, and Omar Vizquel in Games Played.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 14, 2017 at 01:57 PM (#5531621)
[3] I thought Beltre was done for the season. #FakeNews?
   5. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 14, 2017 at 02:19 PM (#5531649)
HOW WILL THE INDIANS WIN TODAY?!


Comfortably.
   6. BDC Posted: September 14, 2017 at 02:47 PM (#5531675)
I thought Beltre was done for the season

I did too. But evidently they did not bother to DL him, it being September, and when a LOOGY came in last night, Beltre pinch-hit for LHB Willie Calhoun.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 03:31 PM (#5531772)
Pham gets his 20th stolen base of the season and his 20th hr of the season, last Cardinal to do 20/20 was Reggie Sanders in 2004.
   8. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5531849)
Dodgers @ Nats not so interesting as the Nats have gone on vacation for the remainder of the season, having locked up the NL East.
   9. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2017 at 04:38 PM (#5531869)
Birds with a nice comeback win (hey, down 1-0 is a comeback when you were shut out the game before) to tie the idle Brewers at 2.5 games behind the Cubs (who play the Mets tonight), and, with the Rockies down 5-0 early, with a chance to also be 2.5 behind the Rockies for the second Wild Card spot.

As noted above, a nice weekend Cubs-Cardinals series is on tap!
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 04:43 PM (#5531880)

As noted above, a nice weekend Cubs-Cardinals series is on tap!


All three are also day games, so that will be nice.
   11. madvillain Posted: September 14, 2017 at 04:55 PM (#5531895)
Yoan Moncada is 4-5 with a HR and 2 BB. He is the youngest White Sox to reach base safely 5 times since...Frank Thomas. Big Frank beat Yoan by one day. Frank did it at 22 years and 109 days, Yoan at 22 years, 110 days.

Mercy. What a day for the kid. His wRC+ now sits at 109. The White Sox are fun to watch right now. The kids can play.
   12. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 05:12 PM (#5531910)
Another entry for the All-Y team.
   13. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 14, 2017 at 05:27 PM (#5531925)
Yoan Moncada is 4-5 with a HR and 2 BB. He is the youngest White Sox to reach base safely 5 times since...Frank Thomas. Big Frank beat Yoan by one day. Frank did it at 22 years and 109 days, Yoan at 22 years, 110 days.

Mercy. What a day for the kid. His wRC+ now sits at 109. The White Sox are fun to watch right now. The kids can play.


That's great. I'm glad he's pulling it together I was worried about the strikeouts. Did Kopech get called up or did they shut him down?
   14. madvillain Posted: September 14, 2017 at 06:05 PM (#5531953)
That's great. I'm glad he's pulling it together I was worried about the strikeouts. Did Kopech get called up or did they shut him down?


Moncada ended up reaching six times and is the first player under 23 to pull off that feat since...Mike Trout in '13. Some interesting factoids coming out of the performance today.

Kopech was shut down after blowing by his previous high in innings by about 50-60. He finished with around 140 IP, and dominated every level he was at. I'd be surprised if he isn't in Chicago next July and isn't a top 5 MLB prospect entering next year. He put to bed a lot of the concerns about his durability, endurance, and secondary pitches this year, as well as command.

Back to Moncada: I admit I've worried about him and at times wondered what scouts saw to make him the #1 overall guy entering this year. Well, it's obvious on days like today why. He gets on base six times, flashes incredible speed and power as well, and holds his water at 2B (although he did have bad error today overall he's been fine).

I'd be really thrilled if he can hit 250/330/450 next year and then build on that and improved into a 280/380/500 guy throughout his prime. With his speed and ability at 2B that's a 5-6 WAR player. I'll take that. And if he's only a 3 WAR guy at 250/330/450 range with mediocre D at 2B that's OK too in the grand scheme. They just need him not to be a complete bust. There's plenty of talent coming up around him. Including Kopech.
   15. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 14, 2017 at 06:06 PM (#5531954)
[8] Well it would be nice if the Nationals would just rest their regulars then because the Dodgers still need some wins to beat Arizona.
   16. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 14, 2017 at 06:08 PM (#5531957)
What's up with Arizona wearing uniforms from the turn of the century now? It's like they're in some sort of time warp.
   17. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 14, 2017 at 07:01 PM (#5531988)
Villain, a lot of Red Sox fans were pretty down after they traded him for Sale, but I was not one of them. As Jose said, I was concerned about the strikeouts, but if keeps those in check his combination of speed and power is Trout like and he could end up giving you guys a pretty amazing 5-6 years before he gets insanely expensive.

I wasn't pleased they threw Kopech into the deal though but I can see they didn't have much choice in needing to add a quality pitching prospect to secure the deal.

Personally I probably give much greater weight to pitching then most around here so for my team to acquire a guy like Sale was pretty much fulfilling every need imaginable.
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2017 at 07:28 PM (#5532004)
Yankees up 3-0 in 1st, with 5 of first 6 batters getting a hit off Wade Miley. Orioles announcer Gary Thorne: "This is like batting practice."

EDIT: Todd Frazier 3-run HR drives Miley from the game. 6-0, Yankees.
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 14, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5532005)
Very few things in life are sadder than the Orioles' starting rotation. 6-0 and counting.
   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 14, 2017 at 07:50 PM (#5532014)
The Orioles are slowly becoming the Cubs.
One only feels sadness and pity.

   21. madvillain Posted: September 14, 2017 at 07:54 PM (#5532015)
Personally I probably give much greater weight to pitching then most around here so for my team to acquire a guy like Sale was pretty much fulfilling every need imaginable.


I said it at the time and I'll say it again now: it was a great trade for both teams. Chris Sale is amazing. I'm glad that the bigger spotlight in Boston has exposed his amazing to a wider audience. I can see being annoyed at "throwing in" Kopech but at the time of the trade it was still 50/50 if he was really an #1 starter prospect or just an ace closer prospect. Obviously he put those concerns to bed this year but you have to give to get and both teams got a lot.

Enjoy watching Sale pitch in the playoffs this year. I know I'll be watching every start and rooting for him. Watching him pitch in person his rookie year in Baltimore (as a reliever) remains a great memory. He's also a good guy. Bit of a redass (alright, he's a big redass) but off the field he's as good as it gets. I've heard numerous anecdotes about him off the field during his time in Chicago and nobody has anything bad to say about him.

   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:05 PM (#5532022)
I only know Sale because as a White Sock he ate everybody and anything.
Lately he hasn't been much. Overrated ?
   23. madvillain Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:11 PM (#5532025)
Lately he hasn't been much. Overrated ?


He tends to tire in August and September. If he has a weakness, that's it. I'd bet quite a bit though that he'll be back in good form for the playoffs.
   24. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5532037)
All rise!
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5532039)
Aaron Judge 3-run HR, #42. 9-1.
   26. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5532043)
Nice to see Judge heating up again. 148 wRC+ so far in Sept, and that will be going up after tonight.
   27. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5532045)
That was Judge's 10th HR against the Orioles this season. Lou Gehrig holds the MLB record with 14 against Cleveland in 1936.
   28. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5532047)
I like Tseng's stuff. Clear he struggled with nerves in the first, but the defense (including by him) has let him down. Mets really shouldn't have any runs.
   29. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5532050)
Thankfully the Mets are garbage.
   30. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5532059)
I like Tseng's stuff. Clear he struggled with nerves in the first, but the defense (including by him) has let him down. Mets really shouldn't have any runs.

Which Cub starter is hurt?
   31. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5532060)
I like Tseng's stuff. Clear he struggled with nerves in the first...

I agree. He seemed overwhelmed but he's got something. I'm cool with him getting another start regardless of what happens with Arrieta in the next week.
   32. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5532061)
All rise!


In my pants!
   33. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:10 PM (#5532064)
In my pants!


Is that a Syndrome?
   34. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:11 PM (#5532066)
Which Cub starter is hurt?

No one. Maddon's been talking about using a 6-man rotation in September, and they put Montgomery back in the bullpen rather than leaving him in the rotation.

EDIT: And I guess technically that's not true. Arietta is hurt (though I don't know that it was the impetus for calling up Tseng).
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:14 PM (#5532068)
Aaron Judge's second 3-run HR of the game, #43. 12-2.

EDIT: Gary Sanchez follows up with solo shot to CF. 13-2.
   36. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:14 PM (#5532069)
GOUBLE DIGITS FROM DA JUDGE!
   37. Mans Best Friend Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:17 PM (#5532071)
He's no Rhys Hoskins, but not too shabby.
   38. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:17 PM (#5532072)
ONE HALF WONDER!
   39. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:18 PM (#5532074)
DIRTY ... SANCHEZ!

Maybe he'd stick behind the plate if he could catch the ball in the dirt ...

/snort
   40. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:19 PM (#5532077)
EDIT: And I guess technically that's not true. Arietta is hurt (though I don't know that it was the impetus for calling up Tseng).

I think it must have been, otherwise why move Monty back to the pen?

Arrieta's next start is completely up in the air. To answer Snapper's question, he tweaked his hamstring during his last start and the severity of the injury is still unknown. Originally it was that he'd miss one start or maybe 2, and now it's "sooner rather than later would be nice, but don't hold your breath."
   41. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:21 PM (#5532080)
I only wish Judge would save some of those homers for close games instead of garbage time. Still, it can't hurt his confidence, and greatgoogamooga he hasn't even struck out once.
   42. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:21 PM (#5532081)
EDIT: And I guess technically that's not true. Arietta is hurt (though I don't know that it was the impetus for calling up Tseng).


They wanted Montgomery back in the pen for 2 reasons - his innings have piled up and Justin Wilson is hot garbage so they wanted another lefty in the pen.

If Montgomery goes 4 innings tonight though, might as well just started him. I'm still fine with seeing what tseng had. Really though, Taylor Davis sucks and they should have just started a veteran catcher (or, didn't caratini catch him at all in aaa?).
   43. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:23 PM (#5532082)
They wanted Montgomery back in the pen for 2 reasons - his innings have piled up and Justin Wilson is hot garbage so they wanted another left in the pen.

I hope it's the innings. Having a 2nd lefty in the pen is no reason to weaken your rotation.
   44. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:25 PM (#5532084)
It can be 2 things, and not of equal importance.
   45. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5532087)
Plus, it's the Mets. They are hopeful arrieta is back next time through, and wanted another not terrible arm in the pen for the cards series (which may not happen depending on how this goes tonight).
   46. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5532090)
It can be 2 things, and not of equal importance.

Right. But they have Duensing, and Davis, Strop, and Edwards have all pitched significantly better vs LHB this year.

If there was ever a bullpen that didn't need a 2nd lefty, it's the Cubs. Your four best RPs are all really, really good against LHB.
   47. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:32 PM (#5532094)
I don't know if the innings was really a thing. Tseng's already blown past his career high in innings too.

I assume they just think that Tseng is a better option in the rotation going forward than Montgomery. He had a fine year in the minors and Monty's been ... well, a decent fill-in but pretty mediocre.

Holy hell is the Mets' defense a hot garbage fire. The Cubs haven't covered themselves in glory defensively tonight either, but it seems you can just assume the Mets' outfield will misplay the ball.
   48. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:37 PM (#5532098)
If there was ever a bullpen that didn't need a 2nd lefty, it's the Cubs.

Cubs bullpen ERA is over 5 in the 2nd half.

I don't know if the innings was really a thing.

Well, they said it. And he's gone back and forth a bunch between starting and relieving, and are hopeful he'll be pitching another month plus.
   49. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:37 PM (#5532099)
As is always the case, Montgomery is neither in nor out of the rotation.
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:39 PM (#5532102)
Cycle watch: Rizzo needs a triple. But it's the 4th and the Mets defense...
   51. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:40 PM (#5532105)
I think the percentage of triples that would have been doubles if not for bad defense is double digits.
   52. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:41 PM (#5532106)
I think Happ is on tilt since last night's TOOTBLAN.

Rizzo with his 2nd SB tonight.
   53. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5532107)
Cubs bullpen ERA is over 5 in the 2nd half.


Shoulda traded for Aroldis when you had the chance.
   54. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5532108)
Cubs bullpen ERA is over 5 in the 2nd half.

Well, it ain't lefties hitting your good RPs. Vs LHB on the season Davis is 140/255/188, Strop is 167/247/229, and Edwards is 128/256/210
   55. Covfefe Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:44 PM (#5532110)
FWIW - yeah, the line and results were disappointing - but it really does look like Tseng's stuff can play in the majors.

I'm not ready to hand him a rotation spot because he got a lot of swing and misses (even while giving up a couple homers and getting knocked out after 3 innings of 5 run ball), but I think I can see him being a legitimate option to compete for the 5th starter job next year.

I think I like the kid.
   56. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:55 PM (#5532114)
All I know is I switched over to the Indians game just in time to hear the announcers say, with the bases loaded and one out ... "The Indians have them right where they want them!"

The next two Indians' batters foul-popped out and no runs scored.

I'm going to go ahead and project the loss here ...
   57. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:55 PM (#5532116)
No mention yet...but the Indians are LOSING, 3 outs left.
   58. Davoice of Dapeople Posted: September 14, 2017 at 09:59 PM (#5532118)
Oh God, this Kelvin Herrera blown save is gonna be the unkindest cut of all.
   59. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:04 PM (#5532119)
30,874 the attendance tonight


That's actually kinda pathetic, Cleveland.
   60. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5532121)
Well, it ain't lefties hitting your good RPs. Vs LHB on the season Davis is 140/255/188, Strop is 167/247/229, and Edwards is 128/256/210

Whatever you say man.
   61. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5532122)
[8] Well it would be nice if the Nationals would just rest their regulars then because the Dodgers still need some wins to beat Arizona.

Be careful what you wish for. The kids are alright.

Michael A. Taylor has really taken full advantage of what Dusty has termed his "last chance" to prove himself. More confident in the field and taking charge, calling off the corner outfielders. Much better plate discipline and hitting for power, too.

Victor Robles has been a revelation in the very short time he's been up on the big club. You thought Trea Turner was fast? He already forced an overthrow error because the Braves were in such a hurry to put him out at first base, plus he hit a legit triple tonight. I thought he was going run right into the back of Adam Lind.

Pedro Severino might be pressed into service after Lobaton got plunked on his left foot and left the game tonight.

Wilmer Difo has been at least a cromulent infielder who plays good to great defense at SS and even has some time in the outfield.

Even journeyman Adrian Sanchez hit a double tonight, although I don't see him figuring into the Nats' future.

Between these kids and guys like old man Werth, who worked a patented many-pitch RBI at bat, and old man Zimmerman and Rendon, the Nats look like a goddamned steamroller. When the regulars and the bench guys are hitting on all cylinders this is a formidable club.

Bryce was noted running sprints on the warning track before the game, so stick around.

And everybody has pretty much forgotten about Adam Eaton who I have a sneaking suspicion will indeed be penciled in to the post-season roster yet.
   62. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5532124)
Holy ####. That's taking it down to the last batter.

EDIT: Lindor is becoming one of my favorite players.
   63. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:09 PM (#5532125)
Indians tie it up. WOW.
   64. Davoice of Dapeople Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:09 PM (#5532126)
That may have been the most predictable outcome in baseball history.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5532127)
The inevitable, Indians tied it...
   66. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5532128)
Lindor truffles Herrera's feathers.
   67. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5532129)
FREE BASEBAAL FOR THE STREAK!
   68. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5532130)
And everybody has pretty much forgotten about Adam Eaton who I have a sneaking suspicion will indeed be penciled in to the post-season roster yet.

The skinny man's Schwarber.
   69. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5532134)
Jose Ramirez has 49 doubles. Eat your heart out, Mark Grace.
   70. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:25 PM (#5532135)
The record for runs scored by one team in a 3-game series is apparently 40, set by the Astros earlier this season. It's not likely the Cubs will get there - 34 right now - but it's not off the table yet, either.
   71. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:28 PM (#5532136)
Make that 50 doubles.

22, here they come.
   72. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:31 PM (#5532138)
Make that 36 runs for the Cubs after Almora comes off the bench for his 7th and 8th RBI off the bench in the last two games. Record is definitely a possibility now.
   73. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5532140)
That was just beautiful.
   74. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5532141)
22. And from everyone's favorite former Met, Jay Bruce.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5532142)
22 games.... that is just insane.
   76. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5532143)
INDIANS WIN!!!

Awesome!
   77. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5532144)
Jay Bruce.

The End.
   78. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5532145)
Make that 36 runs for the Cubs after Almora comes off the bench for his 7th and 8th RBI off the bench in the last two games. Record is definitely a possibility now.


Even Jason Heyward is getting involved.
   79. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5532146)
Twenty-two.
   80. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5532147)
And another Mets error (of course) followed by a Heyward homer (of course!) gives the Cubs 39 runs in the series now. I'd say at this point a new record is more likely than not.
   81. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5532149)
First extra innings game in the streak for Cleveland.
   82. Covfefe Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5532150)
When Heyward goes deep, you can skip possibility and start talking about probability.
   83. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5532151)
Is that now 39???? With 2 innings to go(it's not like the Cubs are going to bat in the 9th)
   84. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5532152)
What happened in the game where the Mets lost both their catcher and shortstop?
   85. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5532153)
I love how José Ramirez spouts the Bull Durham drivel, but via an interpreter.
   86. Nasty Nate Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5532154)
Deuce deuce
   87. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5532155)
Based on current run differential now, Cubs are projected to finish at least 15 games ahead of the Cards.
   88. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:37 PM (#5532156)
Based on current run differential now, Cubs are projected to finish at least 15 games ahead of the Cards.


Only 12, please be realistic.
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:41 PM (#5532157)
(of course the actual difference is currently 97 vs 82 roughly a game and a half)
   90. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:43 PM (#5532158)
CLE game was fantastic. Jose Ramirez plays like he's the guy Pete Rose wanted you to think he is.
   91. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:47 PM (#5532160)
Ouch. Jon Jay grounds into a double play, significantly hampering the Cubs' attempt to break this record.
   92. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:47 PM (#5532161)
CLE game was fantastic. Jose Ramirez plays like he's the guy Pete Rose wanted you to think he is.

In the post-game interview Jay Bruce said, literally, "José Ramirez literally plays like his hair is on fire."

Literally.
   93. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:50 PM (#5532164)
Have you seen his hair? It might BE on fire.
   94. Lindor Truffles Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:51 PM (#5532167)
Lindor truffles Herrera's feathers.

You rang?
   95. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2017 at 10:59 PM (#5532170)
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Jay Bruce played his first game with the Indians on Aug. 10. Cleveland is 31-5 since then.

Also known as the Jay Bruce Effect.
   96. Brian C Posted: September 14, 2017 at 11:01 PM (#5532172)
Never mind, 40 turns out not to be a record after all. That was the Astros' franchise record.
   97. dejarouehg Posted: September 14, 2017 at 11:05 PM (#5532176)
Jay Bruce played his first game with the Indians on Aug. 10. Cleveland is 31-5 since then.


Their record is also pretty good since Miller went on the DL.

Also known as the Jay Bruce Effect.


I prefer to think of this as the Mets effect, thought the Granderson trade impact on the LAD record might be more appropriate
   98. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 11:09 PM (#5532178)
Never mind, 40 turns out not to be a record after all. That was the Astros' franchise record.


That comment made me look it up, not having an easy time finding the record... I was able to find out that the most combined runs scored in a series is 78(Dodgers and Pirates in 1950) and that the Mariners allowed 45 runs to the Sox(according to reddit, but it doesn't say which sox or what year)
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: September 14, 2017 at 11:26 PM (#5532186)
Based on current run differential now, Cubs are projected to finish at least 15 games ahead of the Cards.


And of course, the comment that this post is making fun of me about, is taken out of context, when it was more about the Rockies (and just threw the Cubs in as a backdoor option) and of course the Rockies have 39 run differential right now.
   100. chisoxcollector Posted: September 14, 2017 at 11:34 PM (#5532188)
I'm late posting, but what a game for the Sox today. Everybody but poor Tyler Saladino completely went off.

Nobody is paying attention, but Jose Abreu is up to 4th in the AL in OPS. Only Judge, Altuve, and Jose Ramirez are ahead of him among qualifiers.

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