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   1. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 22, 2017 at 01:43 PM (#5536896)
WHO WILL CLOSE FOR THE CUBS TODAY?

I assume Davis is out after throwing 1+ innings yesterday. The rest of the pen has been very hit and miss. They need to either win this one by 8 or 9 runs, or lose it by that much.
   2. stanmvp48 Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:16 PM (#5536942)
Are the Padres really sending Jordan Lyles out there again?
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:19 PM (#5536944)
How will the Dodgers clinch the NL West today?!
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:31 PM (#5536962)
I assume Davis is out after throwing 1+ innings yesterday.

Do we really have to assume that after a single outing of 1 2/3 innings and 29 pitches? Is Davis really that fragile of a snowflake? I mean, sure, if it's a low-leverage situation like a 5-2 lead starting the 9th, where the only reason to put him in would be to accumulate a save, go with someone else and give him the night off. But if it's another nail-biter, I would hope he would have enough left in the tank to contribute.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:32 PM (#5536964)
Does Tom Selleck know about this? Group Of 45 Men Dressed Like Magnum, P.I. Kicked Out Of Detroit Tigers Game:
The outfits and the Tigers game were part of a bachelor party for Allen Park, Mich., resident Joe Tuccini. He told the local Fox affiliate that the team explained the group was ejected for catcalling, although he added that he thinks it was because they were a distraction from the action on the field.

Tuccini’s brother, Chris Tuccini, told the local News-Herald that he also had been informed that one member of the group had been caught smoking. "I don't know how that made us all guilty," he said.

The Tigers said in their statement: "It was inappropriate behavior; the group was given multiple warnings. They violated the code of conduct and were asked to leave and have not been banned from the park."

Must be related, somehow, to The Decline™.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:35 PM (#5536968)
A group of 45 guys at a bachelor party acting inappropriate? That's unpossible!
   7. Meatwad Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:52 PM (#5536984)
Face, davis has pitched a lot this week.
   8. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 02:57 PM (#5536986)
Do we really have to assume that after a single outing of 1 2/3 innings and 29 pitches? Is Davis really that fragile of a snowflake? I mean, sure, if it's a low-leverage situation like a 5-2 lead starting the 9th, where the only reason to put him in would be to accumulate a save, go with someone else and give him the night off. But if it's another nail-biter, I would hope he would have enough left in the tank to contribute.

I agree.

Face, davis has pitched a lot this week.

He threw 15 pitches on Sunday (after 14 Saturday and 25 last Friday, but before that had 4 days since pitching), 15 Tuesday, and 29 last night. That really doesn't seem that high to me, especially considering his overall workload isn't that high.

Regardless, 7ish innings from Lackey only allowing solo HRs would be big. Like I said in the blog thread, I think Monty would be available today, and Edwards had an easy night yesterday.

Lineup interesting: Jay/Bryant/Rizzo/Zobrist/Avila/Schwarber/Heyward/Baez/Lackey. Contreras and Russell both with the day off, and that stretch of lefties is set up for PHers late.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:04 PM (#5536989)
I would think Edwards would be the choice for a high-leverage situation if Davis is unavailable, no?
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:11 PM (#5536994)
Yeah, he should really be the first option besides Davis regardless.
   11. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:15 PM (#5536997)
Tuccini’s brother, Chris Tuccini, told the local News-Herald that he also had been informed that one member of the group had been caught smoking. "I don't know how that made us all guilty," he said.

They couldn't tell them apart???
   12. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:24 PM (#5537000)
They couldn't tell them apart???

They didn't even spring for identical Magnum-quality Hawaiian shirts, and, shockingly, some didn't even have mustaches, real or fake! Video at link in #5.
   13. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:25 PM (#5537001)
Baseball Reference has a very NEAT-O table that shows each pitcher's workload over the past 14 games. It's not the easiest to find, so I will describe the method to get there.

Go to the home page of B-Ref,
then scroll down to the pane under "MLB Probable Pitchers" and click the start time of the game (right-hand column) of interest.

This takes you to a page with all the particulars of that game.

Scroll down about halfway to the table labeled "<visitors> Batters (x.xx RS/G) vs <homies> Pitchers (x.xx RA/G)"

Just above that table will be 3 buttons. Click the rightmost button labeled <home> Pitchers Stats. The table just below it mirrors the opposite combination.

Under the Usage column is a pictograph that shows a dot for "no pitches thrown", a lower-case "o" for "less than 16 pitches thrown", or an upper-case "X" for "at least 16 pitches thrown". If you hover your mouse over the line of a particular pitcher on a desktop computer, it pops up a tooltip showing exactly how many pitches he has thrown on each of the past 14 days. Very handy.

You can get an idea at a glance of recent pitcher usage this way. Of course, this does not count warmup pitches thrown in the bullpen nor on the mound waiting for Dusty Baker to get his substitutions right, but it might answer why weak-sauce pitcher Jones is on the mound instead of lights-out pitcher Smith.

This was easier to find before the Grand Redesign, but such is life.

Here's the direct link to the Cubs @ Brewers contest for today.
   14. Tim D Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:59 PM (#5537019)
Impromtu press conference called in Detroit. Brad Ausmus, RIP is my guess.
   15. Tim D Posted: September 22, 2017 at 04:23 PM (#5537044)
Indeed, Ausmus "not renewed," will finish season.
   16. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:06 PM (#5537057)
The Tigers GM, of course, is above reproach.
   17. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:16 PM (#5537062)
Didn't Ausmus pretty much spill the beans on this one in some answer to a reporter the other day? A question about next year and he said "you'll have to ask the manager"?
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:22 PM (#5537065)
Ausmus "not renewed," will finish season.

So, he'll have more free time after the season? That's probably of great interest to at least one Primate.
   19. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:50 PM (#5537076)
Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes
Harper is in right field shagging now. Scheduled to hit on the field again tomorrow. Dusty said Nats would decide next step then.

If he's healthy enough for THAT, then he needs to be in the lineup!
   20. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 22, 2017 at 07:08 PM (#5537098)
Do we really have to assume that after a single outing of 1 2/3 innings and 29 pitches? Is Davis really that fragile of a snowflake? I mean, sure, if it's a low-leverage situation like a 5-2 lead starting the 9th, where the only reason to put him in would be to accumulate a save, go with someone else and give him the night off. But if it's another nail-biter, I would hope he would have enough left in the tank to contribute.

Not a snowflake, but he has pitched a few times this week, and I'm not sure the time to be stretching him out is 2 weeks before the playoffs start. The Cubs got one in the bank last night. I'd be willing to roll the dice on someone like Edwards closing out a 1-run game tonight, and if they lose they lose.

It would be nice as well to give Edwards some chances to pitch the 9th inning when it matters, particularly if it might give Maddon some additional flexibility in the playoffs (if you needed Davis for a high leverage situation in the 7th but didn't want to throw him 2+ innings).
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 07:10 PM (#5537101)
Judge gavels #46 to left. 1-0, Yankees.
   22. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 07:43 PM (#5537111)
I see the Nationals are going with their 2nd string lineup, if that, tonight:
W. DifoSS
A. De AzaLF
H. Kendrick2B
A. Lind1B
V. RoblesCF
R. BautistaRF
A. Sanchez3B
P. SeverinoC
E. JacksonP

No one does CLINCHED! as thoroughly as Dusty.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2017 at 07:59 PM (#5537116)
After his 1st-inning HR off the facing of the 3rd deck, the Blue Jays walk Judge on 4 pitches in the 4th.
   24. Srul Itza Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5537118)
Judge is easily leading the league in Home Runs, Walks and Strikeouts.

Would he be the first rookie to win the TTO Triple Crown?
   25. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5537119)
Welp, the Davis thing is looking like it's going to be moot.
   26. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:13 PM (#5537120)
Tanaka hanging shitters tonight ...
   27. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5537121)
Cubs have Bad Lackey pitching tonight.
   28. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:15 PM (#5537123)
Can't the friggin' Blue Ravens just shut up and silently go into hibernation ?!
Go Yankees !
   29. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5537124)
Heyward with one of those slides that should have been declared illegal by the Utley Rule but weren't, where he slides all the way through 2B and reaches back with his hand to maintain contact with the bag.
   30. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5537125)
Someone must have told Lackey this was an important game.
   31. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:31 PM (#5537126)
I see the Nationals are going with their 2nd string lineup, if that, tonight:

Murphy has complained of soreness in his hamstring (codename for butt), plus Dusty wants to rest the starters with which I fully agree. They're not gonna catch the Dodgers so best just to loaf into the post-season and await the Brewers.
   32. Textbook Editor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:32 PM (#5537127)
Can't wait for Farrell to leave Porcello in too long to try to get him the W tonight, only to earn the L instead.
   33. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5537128)
If you thought Trea Turner was fast, you won't believe Victor Robles! If Dusty would bat Turner #1 and Robles #2 they could be double-stealing a LOT.

Jacob Rasch @serious_jammage
Victor Robles: two 3Bs, a 3B nullified by a baserunning error, two HBPs, and an infield single. Showing off the whole package in 13 PAs.
   34. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5537131)
This is going to be one of those "kick a puppy" games for the Yankees, isn't it ...
   35. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:56 PM (#5537132)
Run, puppies, run ...
   36. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: September 22, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5537133)
That was a ####### pathetic start from Tanaka.

If he opts out, the Yankees should count their blessings.
   37. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:00 PM (#5537136)
Edwin Jackson in post-season form. He started out solid, then declined from there. He's done after a 5-run 5th inning which allowed the Mets to tie the game.

Maybe he could be useful out of the bullpen, but he does not have "starter" written anywhere on him.
   38. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5537139)
Todd Frazier out on the hidden ball play? Yeesh.
   39. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:18 PM (#5537143)
This at-bat is incredible.
   40. Textbook Editor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:18 PM (#5537144)
Good a place as any to stretch Price out, I guess... but this could backfire quickly.
   41. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:18 PM (#5537145)
FIFTEEN-pitch at-bat ends with a lead-off single for Jon Jay.
   42. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:19 PM (#5537146)
That was a ####### pathetic start from Tanaka.

If he opts out, the Yankees should count their blessings.


Fat chance of that ever happening. For Tanaka to give up that kind of money, the Yakuza would have to tap him on the shoulder and tell him to stop embarrassing his homeland.

But the weird thing about Tanaka is that he's almost as likely to fire up a 75 game score in his next start as he is to repeat tonight's horror show. He must have had 3 or 4 times this year when he looked like he was "turning the corner", only to turn back into a stiff.
   43. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:19 PM (#5537147)
15 pitches and a single. I like it.
   44. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:21 PM (#5537148)
The best part is that Jay hit an RBI double on the first pitch his last plate appearance. I heart him.
   45. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:24 PM (#5537150)
So, uh...you think Davis is available?
   46. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:25 PM (#5537151)
FIFTEEN-pitch at-bat ends with a lead-off single for Jon Jay.

That's positively Werthian.
   47. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:25 PM (#5537152)
That was a refreshing change from the GIDP outcome that seemed to be plaguing the Cubs the last few games.
   48. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5537153)
I love home runs as much as any fan, but innings like this one are really a thing of beauty: 15-pitch AB ending w/ a single, HBP, grounder to advance both runners, and then Zobrist just puts the ball in the play and bounces one up the middle to score two. And all of a sudden, the question of who might save a one-run Cubs lead late in the game is back in play.
   49. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5537154)
Woodruff has great stuff, and I think they should work to make him a starter -- the potential is there. But watching him in a few games now, I see someone who will be an okay starter, but possibly an amazing reliever.
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:28 PM (#5537156)
Not counting his 2 for 3, with a walk today, Dexter Fowler since August started has played in 30 games with 127 pa, he has a line of .350/.457/.650/1.107 along with 24 runs, 24 rbi(4 hr, 4 3b, 11 2b out of 36 hits)

I knew he was hot right now (previous five games 3 hr, .524/.583/1.095/1.679) didn't really pay much attention to how well he had been playing for most of the second half(when he gets into the lineup)
   51. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5537158)
Well, spoke too soon about that DP.
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:33 PM (#5537159)
Of course the main problem with Fowler is that he is the starting centerfielder, and is probably the 5th best defensive outfielder on the team (behind Sierra, Bader, Grichuk, Pham) and in most starts it the third best playing that game. That was two balls over his head that a better centerfielder would have at least made it look close. (the first one though, he made a good deke decision after he deterimined that he couldn't catch it, which actually did prevent the runner from scoring)
   53. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:34 PM (#5537161)
Wow, given how many guys the Cubs had to use last night, this seems like a quick hook. And I say this as a guy who generally doesn't like John Lackey and is usually convinced he's one or two pitches away from completely falling apart.
   54. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:38 PM (#5537162)
Double play! Maddon with a sharp move turning Walker around, though he still needs 13 outs from a depleted bullpen.
   55. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:41 PM (#5537163)
damnit.... Cardinals have had all type of opportunities and have failed to get more than two runs, now the Pirates just took the lead on a botched double play...horrible throw by DeJong.
   56. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5537165)
I think we're going to see Monty tonight.
   57. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5537166)
MLB needs to put Contreras on a ####### leash to keep him behind the plate.
   58. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5537167)
So much for worrying about a one-run lead.
   59. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:46 PM (#5537168)
Double play! Maddon with a sharp move


Yeah, too bad he needed Duensing to get three outs this inning. The Cubs are going to need their offense to show up in the last four innings here.
   60. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5537170)
Better late than never, Brian. Time to pile up some runs, boys.
   61. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:56 PM (#5537172)
Sacrifice infield fly!
   62. Textbook Editor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:57 PM (#5537173)
Don't see many games end on that kind of a rundown.

4 up with 9 to play. Better than a sharp stick in the eye.
   63. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 09:59 PM (#5537174)
That’s a big night right there.
   64. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:02 PM (#5537176)
Huh. Gameday is frozen for me. Fangraphs says the game ended on "Joey Votto non-force gdp to first (Grounder). Zack Cozart out at second." What happened?
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:03 PM (#5537177)
mlb scoreboard has crashed for me, no updates for about an inning. (I mean no updates in any game)
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5537181)
Gyorko ties it up with a single against the drawn in, infield....
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5537182)
Of course for the Cardinals to score, they took a chance and have pulled Carpenter (for Gyorko, who was then pinch ran for) pulled Yadier for Sierra(who still got caught in a double play) And Martinez left with an injury..
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:15 PM (#5537183)
That was just sad for the Pirates, man on first and third one out, hard hit ball to the shortstop(runner on first going, he had no chance at him) but he still panicked and dropped the ball and everyone is safe, Cardinals take the lead, against one of the better closers in baseball.
   69. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:16 PM (#5537184)
oof, pirates doing their best to give back the season to the cardinals. we'll take it.
   70. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:18 PM (#5537185)
Matheny pulled all the right moves this inning. The Gyorko replacing Carpenter is the move that if it fails will get the brain dead talk radio crowd to blast him.
   71. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:25 PM (#5537187)
wow, wotta win. man, we needed that.
   72. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:26 PM (#5537189)
well geez carpenter is what, 0 for lifetime against rivero. but yeah, haters are gonna hate.
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:27 PM (#5537192)
Nice win for the Cardinals, 4 game winning streak right now, 9 games over .500 and a guarantee of finishing the season at .500 (I know not a big deal, but I look for milestones, 81 wins is always a milestone for the season)

Go whoever in Milwaukee.... I'm just not sure what I'm rooting for there, but I'm sure I should be rooting for something.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:40 PM (#5537201)
Nicasio has appeared in 6 games for the Cardinals has two wins, and two saves. You have to love the vultures
   75. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:41 PM (#5537202)
Powderhorn - Sox-Reds game ended when Votto grounded to the 1B bag, Moreland stepped on it then threw to second for the routine 3-6-1-4 double play.
   76. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:47 PM (#5537205)
This Marlins-D'Backs game is quite the back and forth game.
   77. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:49 PM (#5537206)
Nicasio has appeared in 6 games for the Cardinals has two wins, and two saves. You have to love the vultures


He was acquired after September 1 so he won't be eligible for the playoff roster, but he may be the best September trade acquisition in a long time.
   78. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:55 PM (#5537208)
The Brewers just turned a great double play.
   79. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 10:57 PM (#5537210)
Indeed -- these teams are playing their hearts out. At this point it's hard to imagine how the shredded remains of whomever wins the NL Central does anything in the postseason.
   80. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:03 PM (#5537212)
If the Cubs can win another game this series they should be able to rest a bit before they start and they are very good. Despite the records I don’t think the Dodgers or Nationals are meaningfully better.
   81. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:20 PM (#5537215)
At the start of this inning I looked down at my M & Ms bag to tear it open, and when I looked back up it's bases loaded, still no outs in the 10th for Knebel. Brewers don't want to win this game, huh?

ALSO, my Roku gave me "Internal server error" pulling up the MLB app/channel just before 23:00 EDT so I think MLBAM has some severe hoseyness tonight. It only showed scores on 2 of the 15 games, but would not let me play any of them.
   82. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:21 PM (#5537216)
Why the #### do you let Martin hit and PH for almora???
   83. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:23 PM (#5537217)
Knebel knibbles in a run.

Sounds like Wrigley North up there.
   84. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5537218)
Was trying to stay away today. I can talk myself into many of Joe's moves, but that just was inexplicable and well, it didn't work, but the Cubs did score. So...
   85. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5537219)
Considering the way that inning went getting out of it with just a run is about as good as Knebel could’ve hoped for.
   86. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5537220)
This ump had been so much better than yesterday's, but that call was...
   87. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5537221)
"Strikeout looking" wasn't really high on the list of probable outcomes for Javy there.
   88. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5537222)
Incidentally, is it pronounced KI-NEBBEL or NEBBEL
   89. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:31 PM (#5537223)
Was trying to stay away today. I can talk myself into many of Joe's moves, but that just was inexplicable and well, it didn't work, but the Cubs did score. So...

Well, no thanks to Martin. I am okay with bringing him in for defense, but wait until you have the lead.
   90. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:32 PM (#5537224)
This ump has been so much better than yesterday, but that call was...


There are some hitters whose strike-zone judgment is so good that umpires will often call a borderline pitch that the guy takes a ball more or less in deference to the batter's eye (I remember announcers saying this about Ken Singleton when I was a kid; I suspect Joey Votto gets this sort of deference).

In a way, you'd think somebody like Javy might get the same sort of thing. Javy's such a free swinger, that if Javy Baez isn't swinging at a pitch, you have to think it's a ball.
   91. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:34 PM (#5537225)
Incidentally, is it pronounced KI-NEBBEL or NEBBEL

Neither. KI-NABEL.
   92. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:38 PM (#5537226)
Merci.
   93. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:40 PM (#5537227)
Oh boy.
   94. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:41 PM (#5537228)
Wow. Props to the ump for getting that right. Can't even chalk that one up to replay technicalities.
   95. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:41 PM (#5537229)
There were a couple of plays like that in the Red Sox game tonight. I think replay actually impacts those calls. I think umps are watching for that more than they used to.

It. Was the right call though.
   96. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM (#5537230)
You wonder why Counsell was in the ump's face before bothering to challenge. That's why.
   97. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM (#5537231)
Absolutely. But also, glad it didn't have to go to replay to call him out. Some Brewers fans already have tin foil hats out over the Happ call yesterday.
   98. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM (#5537233)
Goodnight Milwaukee. Good season, good effort.
   99. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM (#5537234)
Bright future though.
   100. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM (#5537235)
That call was right - and nice job by the ump to follow the play in real-time - but, man, Brewers fans can't be fans of replay after these last two games.
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