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Friday, September 22, 2017

OMNICHATTER needs no introduction, for the weekend of September 23-24, 2017

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   101. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2017 at 11:58 PM (#5537236)
stlCupofJoe‏ @stlCupofJoe
Juan Nicasio batted with two runners on in the 9th inning of a pennant race. WITH A 40 MAN ROSTER.

(Emphasis added for emphasis.)
   102. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:11 AM (#5537239)
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.


The Cubs will most likely face the Nationals in the first round. Would you actually consider the Nationals a favorite in the division series? Really?
   103. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:24 AM (#5537242)
Would you actually consider the Nationals a favorite in the division series?
I do, though more like 60/40 than 80/20. Simply put, Scherzer and Strasburg are far better than anyone in the Cubs' rotation. If the Cubs can't get deep outings from their starters (which has been a problem even against weak offenses), their already shaky bullpen will be easy pickings for the Nationals' sluggers.
   104. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:24 AM (#5537243)
The Marlins bullpen is trash.
   105. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:38 AM (#5537245)
[103] That's a fair point, but the Nationals have gotten that same playoff vibe that the Braves have where it pretty much feels like they're always going to lose.
   106. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5537246)
Different manager, different team. This Nats bunch inspires more confidence in me than past iterations. They just might make it to the NLCS this year!
   107. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 23, 2017 at 01:05 AM (#5537247)
Different manager, different team.


I agree with the general notion that the Nats should be favorites in the NLDS (although not prohibitive favorites or anything close to that), but isn't their manager still Dusty "I haven't won a playoff series since 2003" Baker?
   108. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 01:08 AM (#5537248)
Kenley Jansen just aint fair.
   109. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 01:10 AM (#5537249)
Dodgers NL West Champions!!!! 5 years straight!!
   110. Meatwad Posted: September 23, 2017 at 02:35 AM (#5537252)
9 more to match the braves.
   111. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:44 AM (#5537262)
Pedant says “six more”.
   112. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM (#5537286)
stlCupofJoe‏ @stlCupofJoe
Juan Nicasio batted with two runners on in the 9th inning of a pennant race. WITH A 40 MAN ROSTER.

(Emphasis added for emphasis.)


From memory, the Cardinals had their third string catcher left, and some scrub who isn't really ready for the majors left, and Voit(who would have been the guy) the Nicasio had thrown 9 pitches for the previous inning and looked very good doing that, add in that the none of the remaining pitchers in the pen strikes the team with confidence (Oh would have been the next guy they go to)Duke and Lyons was unavailable, Wainwright hasn't been tested yet, I suppose Tuivailala was a real option, but not someone that the team has confidence in enough to bring him in for a one run save situation.
   113. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 23, 2017 at 01:33 PM (#5537331)
I keep trying to open up a new OMNICHATTER for the weekend, but it's not going through. So... here's your OMNICHATTER for the weekend.
   114. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 02:47 PM (#5537352)
Would you actually consider the Nationals a favorite in the division series?

I do, though more like 60/40 than 80/20.


There's no five game series in baseball in which a team is an 80% favorite, IMO. And in this case I think 60/40 is an overbid, as well. Cubs-Nats feels like a coin-flip to me, if you want to call them a 52/48 favorite because of home field and the aforementioned advantage at the top of the rotation, then fine.

Fangraphs seemingly isn't in love with the Nationals, as they have the Cubs 56/44 favorite if I'm reading their NLDS odds correctly.
   115. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: September 23, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5537355)
   116. BDC Posted: September 23, 2017 at 02:54 PM (#5537356)
Coffee conversation this morning:

BDC: "So the playoff teams this year will be the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians ..."

La Dernière: "At least that's different from last year, when it was the Florida Hammerheads."
   117. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5537371)
1-1 tie game in Milwaukee so Jacob Barnes is out after a Happ double and a Heyward walk. Swarzak induces John Jay to ground out, advancing the runners. The Brew Crew have some work to do.
   118. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:32 PM (#5537373)
I don't know why you pitch to Bryant there. If you're ever going to use the intentional walk, it's probably 2nd and 3rd, 1 out in a tie game when pitching to last year's MVP.
   119. Meatwad Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:35 PM (#5537374)
jay bunted, and at least bryant got the sac fly. 2-1 cubs heading to the bottom of the 8th.
   120. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:35 PM (#5537375)
Craig Counsell's recalcitrantly youthful face has finally started to show some age.
   121. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:36 PM (#5537376)
If it makes you feel any better, they gave the invisible 4 wide ones to Rizzo. And it "worked".
   122. Joe Bivens Will Take a Steaming Dump Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:41 PM (#5537379)
Hidden ball trick pulled off last night against the Yankees with the 3rd base coach watching the whole thing unfold? My heart sings with joy.
   123. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:56 PM (#5537385)
Last chance for the Brewers.
   124. Meatwad Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:58 PM (#5537388)
well so much for no blown saves.
   125. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 03:59 PM (#5537389)
Wade Davis blows his first save of the year. Tie game in Milwaukee.
   126. Meatwad Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:05 PM (#5537392)
onto extras!
   127. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:10 PM (#5537396)
That's the best use for Heyward. Just try to bunt the ball in the right direction. It's unlikely he'll hit it much harder than a bunt anyway.
   128. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:15 PM (#5537400)
If this score holds up, this series has been a real gut punch for the Brewers. Needing to win the games to stay alive, you lose three extra inning games in a row, and poof, your eliminated.
   129. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5537406)
I can't tell who wants it more: the Cubs wanting a win or the Brewers wanting a loss???
   130. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:23 PM (#5537409)
I guess the Brewers wanted it.
   131. Man o' Schwar Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5537410)
Yikes. Not Davis' day I guess.

This is why you win the first 2 games of the series. Sucks, but I don't feel that terrible about it.
   132. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:25 PM (#5537413)
Wow. Davis blows his first save, then blows the regained lead and takes the L. Don't see that too often.
   133. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:26 PM (#5537414)
Yeah, you really can't expect to keep winning games like that.
   134. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:26 PM (#5537415)
Well, I can, since I'm a greedy bastard, but I probably shouldn't.
   135. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 23, 2017 at 04:28 PM (#5537417)
Only reason I knew the game was on was because I had people texting me complaining about how my team was delaying the coverage of the Michigan game.

I tuned in just in time to see Braun smack that double.
   136. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 23, 2017 at 05:55 PM (#5537448)
Greg Bird's 3-run HR has the Yankees up 3-1. Getting him going could be a key to the postseason, and contending in 2018. Bird was injured, misdiagnosed, underwent surgery, came back, had another minor injury, but is finally looking a bit like the guy who put up a 135 OPS+ 2 years ago. Otherwise, 1st base has been a black hole this season.
   137. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 23, 2017 at 05:59 PM (#5537451)
I had people texting me complaining about how my team was delaying the coverage of the Michigan game.

I hate people.
   138. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 06:13 PM (#5537457)
I hate people.

The problem is FOOTBALL.
   139. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 06:17 PM (#5537459)
That Brewers-Cubs series has been a humdinger. When is the last time two teams played three consecutive extra inning games against each other?

Football sucks.
   140. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 23, 2017 at 06:52 PM (#5537472)
I'm a little late in the day: had some stuff to do after the game. But, I just have to say, my hats are off to the Milwaukee Brewers and Craig Counsell. Having watched them play, I think, 19 games against the Cubs this season, I'm not entirely sure how they're doing it. But that's a damn fine team, having a damn fine season. And having just lost three straight heartbreaking extra-inning games and be on the verge of a fourth such loss against a guy who hasn't blown a save chance all season and to come back not once, but twice. That was impressive.

They're probably not going to win the division, but I thought for sure their first half was smoke and mirrors and when they stumbled out in the second half, I figured they'd just keep on sliding down to 3rd or 4th and be forgotten by September 1st. But damned if they don't just keep on bouncing back, playing hard. Counsell's mixing and matching and it's clicking nicely. I'd love to see them pull out the second wild card here.

Counsell's managing job and this team's performance has been really impressive and I feel like it deserves to be talked about more than it has been.
   141. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:04 PM (#5537476)
Yanks win 5-1; and clinch a playoff spot. Magic number for 1st Wildcard is 3.
   142. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:09 PM (#5537479)
True Little League homer by Twins against Tigers: Dozier bunt to 3B, bad overthrow rolls to RF corner as Dozier circles the bases.
   143. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:11 PM (#5537480)
That Brewers-Cubs series has been a humdinger. When is the last time two teams played three consecutive extra inning games against each other?


Just doing a quick pi search and I came up with Cards vs Pirates in May of 2015, Mets vs Phil in may 2014, White Sox vs Phil in 2013, White Sox vs Oakland in April 2011, White Sox(again?) vs Royals in August 2011, And Phi vs Cincy in July 2010....that is it for this decade.
   144. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:14 PM (#5537482)
Nice start, Pham with a 2 run homerun in the top of the first, hopefully giving a little breathing room for Lynn.
   145. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:28 PM (#5537487)
Not a nice start for Lynn, double, walk, single to load the bases with no outs.
   146. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5537488)
(post 143 has a mistake, it was White Sox(again?) vs Royals in August 201110
   147. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5537489)
David Freese is becoming a thorn in our side, 2-2 tie game first inning, only one out, men on first and second after a 2 run David Freese single.
   148. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:35 PM (#5537492)
That was horrible, Fowler just royally screwed up there.

It's now 6-2 in the first inning.... Ugh... hopefully that is enough that we can convince Fowler he shouldn't be in center.
   149. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:35 PM (#5537493)
Pitcher batting in the first inning is never a good sign, sad part is all the hits have been little bloopers in front of the outfielders.
   150. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:42 PM (#5537495)
Josh Lucas in to replace Lance Lynn.... 2/3rds of an inning in the first.
   151. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:44 PM (#5537497)
Wild pitch scores a run, triple scores another run, 8-2 in the first... it's going to be a tough comeback...... And Fowler still sucks as an outfielder, but he had no chance at that one.
   152. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:53 PM (#5537499)
Yanks win 5-1; and clinch a playoff spot. Magic number for 1st Wildcard is 3.


Pretty good rebuilding year so far.
   153. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 07:56 PM (#5537500)
Wainwright in to pitch starting the second inning... he goes out there with a "blue compression sleeve" and completes his warm ups, and the umpire made him take it off....then we had to wait as the team ran out a red compression sleeve for him.
   154. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5537505)
2nd and 3rd no outs....strikeout to our hottest hitter, Fowler, and strikeout to Gyorko.... You can't leave those runners there, one of them has to score in this situation (8-3 only third inning..... a ground out makes it 8-4)
   155. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5537507)
And of course the Pirates then manage to score a run in a similar situation.... You have to score those gimmee runs. Especially early in the game.
   156. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5537509)
god damn strikeouts....you can't advance or score if you are striking out every time you come to bat with a man on base....this team never strikes out with the bases empty, but put a man on base and they become Nolan Ryan's canon fodder.
   157. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:46 PM (#5537518)
Just doing a quick pi search and I came up with Cards vs Pirates in May of 2015, Mets vs Phil in may 2014, White Sox vs Phil in 2013, White Sox vs Oakland in April 2011, White Sox(again?) vs Royals in August 2011, And Phi vs Cincy in July 2010....that is it for this decade.


That’s a lot more often than I was expecting.
   158. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:56 PM (#5537523)
I'm done with this game, three triples, two by extremely poorly play balls (one should have been a sacrifice, other a routine double)
   159. Voodoo Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:02 PM (#5537524)
That’s a lot more often than I was expecting.


Probably not as frequent when you add in a qualifier of "September series between two teams vying with one another for a division/playoff spot".
   160. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5537525)

Probably not as frequent when you add in a qualifier of "September series between two teams vying with one another for a division/playoff spot".


Right, that was a big bonus in the concept. But heck it's something that happens roughly less than 1 time a season. Every team plays roughly 54 series(not exact because of two game and 4 game series) there are 30 teams, meaning 15 series time 54, or 810 series in a season, and once a year, one of those series has three extra inning games.
   161. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:19 PM (#5537529)
10-5 in the 6th right now..... Cardinals have two men on (2nd and 3rd) but two outs, considering how this game has gone so far, there is no possibility that they get a hit here.
   162. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:22 PM (#5537533)
The probability of a game going extra innings is around 9.5%. So the chance of all three games in a series going extras is .0095^3 which is around 1/1150. So yeah, you'd expect it to be a bit less than once per year on average.
   163. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:22 PM (#5537534)
okay, I was wrong, a single up the middle makes it 10-6.....
   164. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:34 PM (#5537536)
The probability of a game going extra innings is around 9.5%. So the chance of all three games in a series going extras is .0095^3 which is around 1/1150. So yeah, you'd expect it to be a bit less than once per year on average.


Assuming that extra inning games is completely random, sure... And I only did the current decade. So there might have been some bias there, on top of that close games is probably not random in that teams play to the score in regards to strategy...


But looking for 2000-2009 I've found a 4 game series between Tex/Sea that went to extra innings in September of 2002.... and three game series of Min/Cle in may of 2005, Mets/Hou July of 2001, and Pit/KC in June of 2000. So you are looking at a total of 12 over the past 17 years, so not quite one per year, but one extreme one. Using the rough base of 810 series per year, that comes out to 1 series per 1147.5 games...... so yes it's roughly on average but of course the average isn't actually accurate, so it's slightly better than average, but if you look at it, there are a high number of series with same division teams, and there is a good case to be made that those teams play each other a little tougher than 'average'.
   165. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:43 PM (#5537539)
Nearly 10% of games go to extra innings? I guess that checks out but for some reason surprises me. I would’ve guessed 5%. Interesting.
   166. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 09:56 PM (#5537543)
Nearly 10% of games go to extra innings? I guess that checks out but for some reason surprises me. I would’ve guessed 5%. Interesting.


I just did a quick look (expanded standings and scrolling through each year) and on average it seems that in the course of a season, there are about 14 extra inning games per team. So about 9.5% seems about right.
   167. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:00 PM (#5537546)
I generally like Howie Rose and Co. on the Mets radio broadcast, but with Josh out they have Wayne Randazzo (I think?) substituting for him. Wayne would make a lot of you guys proud, eschewing the bunt for the big fly and so on, which is driving Howie crazy. HOW DARE HE CHALLENGE THE ORTHODOXY?!?!
   168. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5537554)
#162, #165: Here's what it looks like for the last 10 years:

2017 7.69 (so far)
2016  7.62
2015  8.73
2014  9.55
2013  8.33
2012  7.90
2011  9.76
2010  9.05
2009  8.02 
2008  8.57 

It's the "Inn%" column in the miscellaneous year-by-year team totals. Which I did not know was a thing until 10 minutes ago, so I'm glad this came up.
   169. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:31 PM (#5537559)
According to Elias when Luke Farrell pitched against the John Farrell managed Red Sox today it was the first time in history a pitcher pitched against the team managed by his father.
   170. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 10:45 PM (#5537566)
Cardinals lost, but I decided to go through this a bit more, and some interesting things popped up.

In 1996 Boston had three games against Toronto that went into extras, followed by a game against the Angels in extras, a normal game, then another two more extra inning games(may of 1996)

In the 90's the only three game series to go all extras was that Tor/Bos series, A Cubs/Mil in September of 1999, a Sea/Tor series in Sept of 1991.
In the 80's You have Tex/Oak in June of 1988, White Sox vs Oakl in May of 1988, Bos vs Oak in July 1987, Tor vs NYY June of 1986 and Atl vs LAD in August of 1982.
In the 70's it was Bal vs Cal in 77, Mon vs NYM in 1975, Det vs Min in 1972,
In the 60's it was KCA vs Cle in 1967, Pit vs Chc in 1961.
In the 50's there was no three game series between the same team that went extra innings.

1943 SLB/Bos had a four game series in 1943,
NYY/SLB had a three game series in 1943, and PHA and Det also had a three game series. Only other ones was Pit/Cin in 1939 and Bos/WSH in 1935.

Chicago cubs have the rare distinction of three consecutive extra inning games against three different opponents in May of 1936.
   171. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM (#5537597)
That’s great stuff cfb. Thanks.
   172. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM (#5537598)
According to Elias when Luke Farrell pitched against the John Farrell managed Red Sox today it was the first time in history a pitcher pitched against the team managed by his father.


In reality, how likely is that an event to have occurred. We've seen guys with Dads as gm, or other coaches, but how many players have actually ever made the bigs while their dad was a manager?
   173. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:21 PM (#5537600)
According to Elias when Luke Farrell pitched against the John Farrell managed Red Sox today it was the first time in history a pitcher pitched against the team managed by his father.

It's a shame Elias isn't willing to share its bastard data files - lots of interesting stuff, no doubt.
   174. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:38 PM (#5537603)
but how many players have actually ever made the bigs while their dad was a manager?

Cal and Billy Ripken played for Cal Sr. when he managed the Orioles.

Felipe and Moises Alou.
   175. cardsfanboy Posted: September 23, 2017 at 11:48 PM (#5537604)
Rockies with a likely loss so no ground lost there....Brewers had a great day today.
   176. Bote Man Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:04 AM (#5537605)
Puig might be hurt. He was trying to steal, but was thrown out to end the game.

If a runner ends the inning by getting thrown out trying to steal, does he still count as "left on base"?
   177. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:05 AM (#5537606)
Cal and Billy Ripken played for Cal Sr. when he managed the Orioles.

Felipe and Moises Alou.


That seems like pretty much the entire list so far.... I'm sure someone is missing.
   178. Bote Man Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:18 AM (#5537608)
The Giants broadcast bunch (Jon Miller, Dave Flemming, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow) are just gleeful in their post-game show at the news that Dave Roberts was "the angriest he's ever been" because Puig ran on his own and you can't get thrown out there. Roberts also declared before the game that they would start playing like it's the playoffs to tune up.

I guess this Dodgers-Giants rivalry is real, huh?
   179. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:25 AM (#5537610)
Moises against Felipe in 2004 was the last time a player had faced his father/managers team according to the Red Sox broadcast.

Did Dale Berra ever play for Yogi?
   180. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 24, 2017 at 01:45 AM (#5537615)
[177] Bruce Bochy managed his son.
   181. Meatwad Posted: September 24, 2017 at 01:48 AM (#5537616)
Cfb from what you posted it seems that the last 17 years or so have been an outlier for extra inning series. I feel like this has something to do with expanding bullpens and less ph/bench offense options. But thats just my random guess. I feel like this rabbit hole is going to ruin my night.
   182. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: September 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM (#5537649)
According to Elias when Luke Farrell pitched against the John Farrell managed Red Sox today it was the first time in history a pitcher pitched against the team managed by his father.


If there's not a Star Wars joke in there somewhere....
   183. Joe Bivens Will Take a Steaming Dump Posted: September 24, 2017 at 11:19 AM (#5537660)
Yanks win 5-1; and clinch a playoff spot. Magic number for 1st Wildcard is 3.


Will they pop the corks AGAIN when/if they get there? How sad. A once great franchise.
   184. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 12:31 PM (#5537684)
Cfb from what you posted it seems that the last 17 years or so have been an outlier for extra inning series.


More or less, but not really that extreme, and you have to take into account expansion (30 teams from 1998 to now, 28 from 1993 to 1998, 26 from 1977 to 1993...etc...) and changing schedule, from 154(which is about 51 season series) to 162...and of course other factors, such as changing rules on delayed games, changing schedule preferences, frequency of cancellation...it would not surprise me in the least to see that there was a significant fewer three game series per team each year in the 50's and earlier due to light issues and other factors. Note I was only posting times in which teams had three extra inning games against the same opponent, there was plenty of times where one team had 3 consecutive extra inning games with two different opponents.
   185. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:07 PM (#5537718)
The phrase "Beats the shift." What does that mean to you?

So far in this series Dan McLaughlin has used it when a hitter hit to the side the shift is on and it still gets through, and hit it to the side where the shift was weak ....

There are three options
1. When you hit into the shift and still get a hit.
2. When you hit to the weak side of the shift to get a hit.
3. Anytime you get a groundball hit that you are being shifted against.

I think that option 3 is what McLaughlin is using it for, to me option two seems to represent the beating the shift thought process.
   186. Joe Bivens Will Take a Steaming Dump Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:16 PM (#5537721)
"Beats the shift." What does that mean to you?


Skipping 2nd and 3rd gear.
   187. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:37 PM (#5537726)
That could've been a lot worse...bases loaded no outs, and the Pirates manage only one run.
   188. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 24, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5537732)
What I see from the post in #170 by cfb is that the Toronto Blue Jays play a lot of extra inning games...
   189. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:14 PM (#5537735)
Aaron Judge hits HR # 47 to LF, a small consolation prize as the Yankees trail 9-2 in 6th.
   190. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:21 PM (#5537739)
This is probably Oh's last appearance ever as a Cardinal.
   191. Meatwad Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:42 PM (#5537742)
What to do with Cecil than?
   192. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:47 PM (#5537745)
The Yanks are getting torched, but Judge just hit another monster shot, his second of the day. That was his 11th home run of the month, and he now only needs one more to tie McGwire's rookie record for a season.
   193. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:48 PM (#5537746)
Aaron Judge hits HR # 48, his 2nd of the game. Just one behind Mark McGwire for the MLB Rookie Record.

EDIT: Old St. Nick may have an eggnog.
   194. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 03:52 PM (#5537747)
What to do with Cecil than?


Keep him, he's been more effective than Oh, and after his first 20 appearances of the season, has actually been good. (except a four game stretch in early August)
   195. cardsfanboy Posted: September 24, 2017 at 04:32 PM (#5537752)
Lost two in a row, this is not the time of the season for a losing streak, especially being behind two other teams for anything and not having the ability to control your own destiny.
   196. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:05 PM (#5537765)
Masterful outing from Quintana today. You don't get many CG shutouts from Cubs pitchers anymore.
   197. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:05 PM (#5537766)
Now that's the Quintana they traded for!
   198. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:27 PM (#5537774)
Cubs fans now know who should start Game 1 of the NLDS in D.C., which helps a lot.
   199. Voodoo Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:29 PM (#5537775)
Cubs fans now know who should start Game 1 of the NLDS in D.C., which helps a lot.


Based on this one start? I'd have Hendricks starting games 1 and 5.
   200. Andere Richtingen Posted: September 24, 2017 at 05:45 PM (#5537783)
Based on this one start? I'd have Hendricks starting games 1 and 5.

It's not going to be Quintana, but it's surprisingly up in the air right now.
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