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   1. bookbook Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:42 AM (#5833507)
Impeach Omnichatter.
   2. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 19, 2019 at 12:22 PM (#5833516)
Didn't see a thread about Khris Davis getting extended. Go A's and Khrush!
   3. Master of the Horse Posted: April 19, 2019 at 12:30 PM (#5833517)
Brewers have traded away Khris Davis and Domingo Santana so Braun could stay in the outfield. David Stearns has done a lot of good work but this, not great.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 12:33 PM (#5833520)
Davis's extension strikes me as somewhat more than I would have thought a player of his profile would get in the new market reality and the fact that it's the A's. Not a ton more, but I would have taken the under by a few million.

Good for him, though - he seems like a nice guy, decent player (clear strengths and equally clear limitations, but the positives outweigh the negatives), vocally wanted to stay in Oakland, and a reasonable deal for both sides given that it's only two years.

And the Brew Crew gave him up for Bubba Derby and Jacob Nottingham. Ick.
   5. Master of the Horse Posted: April 19, 2019 at 12:48 PM (#5833523)
4--Davis has a terrible arm, like historically bad. And not historically as in hyperbole but as in literally historically bad. And with the Brewers he would get hurt and miss time. Team tried Davis at first and Khris was like #### that. So I get the reasoning at the time but yes, completely outrageous on how poorly this has played out.

There was a poster on BrewCrewBall who kept posting Davis was going to hit 40 homers in multiple seasons and other posters were like sure, whatever pal. He, I don't know if its a he but ok, brings that up about 3 times a year just to #### with everyone.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 12:55 PM (#5833525)
IIRC the Brewers also gave up on Nelson Cruz (in addition to Santana as you mention above). I wonder if they're not great at recognizing and/or developing the potential of young players with good bats but major limitations.
   7. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 01:03 PM (#5833527)
I don't get it. I mean, sure, if staying in Oakland was his major motivation, fine. But he essentially signed a 2 year FA contract at age 31. I think he could have gotten something longer, for more overall money if not AAV, by becoming a FA after this season. I don't think a market for 34 YO will be all that great after 2021. And it's not like the Albies situation. he has already made, or will make, $34 mil.

But again, if staying in Oakland was the most important think, and he felt this was the best way to ensure that, then good for him. I hope he got a NTC at least.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 01:11 PM (#5833529)
I think he could have gotten something longer, for more overall money if not AAV, by becoming a FA after this season.
Eh, I could see a team maaaaaybe giving him a 3-year deal, but I wouldn't have bet on it if I were him. In the new rational market, teams aren't going to commit big $ to players of his skill profile into their mid-30s. And wisely so.
   9. Master of the Horse Posted: April 19, 2019 at 01:21 PM (#5833531)
6--Doug Melvin was absolutely convinced that Cruz strikeout rates would not play in the majors. FWIW
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5833542)
Eh, I could see a team maaaaaybe giving him a 3-year deal, but I wouldn't have bet on it if I were him. In the new rational market, teams aren't going to commit big $ to players of his skill profile into their mid-30s. And wisely so.

You have to look around at the AL teams, and then maybe limit yourself to contenders and near-contenders, and there's a very good chance there's just not another team that'd be willing to pay him.
   11. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5833544)
The wind is going to do some crazy things to fly balls today. Not really turning ones into home runs, but pushing fair balls foul and vice versa. Bryant just had 2 foul pop-ups that would have been caught on a normal day.
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 02:45 PM (#5833545)
Eh, I could see a team maaaaaybe giving him a 3-year deal, but I wouldn't have bet on it if I were him. In the new rational market, teams aren't going to commit big $ to players of his skill profile into their mid-30s. And wisely so.

You have to look around at the AL teams, and then maybe limit yourself to contenders and near-contenders, and there's a very good chance there's just not another team that'd be willing to pay him.


OK. I didn't realize he was a DH only.
   13. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 02:49 PM (#5833546)
Ouch. Plate ump took one in the mask. Looks like it hit the little side protrusion which protects the ears. Good example of why when the ball is heading straight for your face, don't turn away. That could have been ugly.
   14. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:02 PM (#5833549)
Christopher Kamka @ckamka 10m10 minutes ago

Merrill Kelly threw a wild pitch that inning. Perfect time to mention that Kyle Hendricks through the first inning today has a current streak of 6,644 pitches without a wild pitch (including postseason) #Cubs


Hendricks just threw a wild pitch. Contreras probably should have blocked it though.

EDIT:
Jordan Bastian @MLBastian 1m1 minute ago

I've got 6,659 pitches between wild pitches for Kyle Hendricks, dating back to Sept. 5, 2016. What a streak.
   15. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5833553)
The Heyward infield single had one of his patented -25 degree launch angles.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:07 PM (#5833555)
Is it even properly referred to as "launched" if it goes straight down?
   17. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:13 PM (#5833559)
Considering he is hitting it hard, I think it still works, especially since there's some implied sarcasm - at least in my mind when I'm saying it.
   18. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:17 PM (#5833561)
Oh, what lovely wind. Bryant benefits again.

JD: "It's like trying to catch a butterfly in a hurricane."

EDIT - VIDEO
   19. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:25 PM (#5833566)
Crap. When Descalso struck out, I assumed it was the third out and left the room to do a quick chore. what did Bryant do?

edit: Video, Duh.
   20. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5833569)
Popped out weakly to very shallow RF. After Rizzo walked again, Javy swung at 3 balls, the closest of which was about a foot inside.
   21. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:35 PM (#5833572)
Good lord. That was a line drive, hit hard, but right at the CF. Marte then spun around twice and the ball landed 15 feet behind him and bounced over the wall.

The Cubs defense has yet to be challenged thusly.

Next batter Marte makes a really great running over the shoulder catch. Wow.
   22. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5833573)
...on a solidly launched missile by one Jason Heyward.
   23. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 19, 2019 at 03:48 PM (#5833574)
I've got 6,659 pitches between wild pitches for Kyle Hendricks

So that's like, what, 110 starts? Or about one season of peak Nolan Ryan?
   24. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5833577)
A Gallagher insurance run? In the 4th inning?
   25. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:03 PM (#5833578)
Javy is having one of those bad Javy days at the plate.
   26. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:05 PM (#5833580)
A Gallagher insurance run? In the 4th inning?
Next season it will be, "The Cubs are behind, so that's not an insurance run, but if it were, it would be a Gallagher insurance run."
   27. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5833581)
You joke, but Pat does that all the time. "It's not a save situation..."
   28. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:09 PM (#5833585)
So that's like, what, 110 starts? Or about one season of peak Nolan Ryan?


Too bad we don't have pitch counts from back in the day. I'd love to see the PCs fro Ryan and Tiant from this game.

Ryan pitched 13 innings, faced 58 batters, walked 10 and struck out 19. Tiant pitched 14.1 innings, faced 56. The lowest possible count for Ryan would be 126. Add just one more pitch on average to each batter and it becomes 184.
   29. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5833586)
You joke, but Pat does that all the time. "It's not a save situation..."
That's what I was referencing. It's horrible.
   30. Brian C Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5833590)
Hendricks seems to be getting a lot of called strikes today on pitches that are right down the middle. Just tons of movement for him today, the DBacks are getting fooled all over the place.
   31. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:35 PM (#5833592)
Yeah, this is the best Hendricks has looked in a long time. The movement, but also the control. He's basically hitting Contreras in the middle of his glove almost every pitch.

That walk included 2 pitches that could/should/have been strikes.
   32. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:49 PM (#5833595)
Javying, it would appear.
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:49 PM (#5833596)
Love Javy. Goes 1st to 3rd on a wild pitch.
   34. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:50 PM (#5833597)
That'll teach him to throw before the requisite 45 second wait.
   35. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5833598)
Real winner of an inning here by Koch.
   36. Brian C Posted: April 19, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5833599)
Javying, it would appear.

Yes, amusing as always. Joseph was super nonchalant going after the wild pitch and Javy didn't stop. Still would have been out by a mile, but Joseph panicked and made a comically bad throw. Still, Nick Ahmed managed to stop it from going into the outfield (it came right to him in the hole at SS, to give you an idea how offline the throw from Joseph was), but faked as if he was still chasing it to try to bait Javy into heading home. Javy just pointed at him like "I know you've got it, bro."

Good times.

   37. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:02 PM (#5833602)
2 hours, 45 minutes to play 6 innings of a 5-0 game.
   38. Brian C Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:05 PM (#5833603)
2 hours, 45 minutes to play 6 innings of a 5-0 game.

True, but in fairness, 2 hours and 15 minutes of that was Koch trying to get Hendricks out last inning.
   39. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:05 PM (#5833604)
JD just said Hendricks has 29 called strikes on his 92 (to that point) pitches.

Cubs have left a ton of guys on the bases - 13.
   40. Brian C Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5833605)
Why is there even a question here? Just take Hendricks out. Yeah he's pitching very well, but he just got nailed in the shin. It's the 7th inning, he'll probably be done either way after this inning, and he'll almost certainly have a big knot on his leg - why take a chance?
   41. caspian88 Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:27 PM (#5833607)
#28 - Nolan Ryan clearly wasn't a real old-school pitcher like Luis Tiant. He even had to be relieved after 13 innings!
   42. TheUFactor Posted: April 19, 2019 at 05:57 PM (#5833610)
Jacob deGrom is heading to NY for an MRI on his elbow after his elbow was hurting after a throwing session
   43. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:18 PM (#5833621)
C.C. Sabathia has a 1-2-3 first inning in his 2nd start of the season. #still useful. The YES broadcast on Extra Innings has the Spanish-language broadcast quite audible in the background. Someone leave a microphone open, or is everyone sharing one booth to save money?
   44. TheUFactor Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:23 PM (#5833623)
What do the Yankees need to save money for? That's a Wilpon move
   45. Bote Man Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:27 PM (#5833624)
In which the Washington Nationals bring their AAA bullpen to Miami to face the Marlins' AAA team. A stormy night so the roof is closed; pity, as this is the time of year that offers the best chance of pleasant conditions with the roof open. Hopefully tomorrow and especially Sunday, which are forecast to be drier and cooler.

After Eaton bunts his way aboard to start the game, Juan Soto (who is good at baseball) works a 1-2 count up to a 3-2 count, then pokes a single down the LF line to drive in Eaton with the first run. Lefty hitter takes lefty pitcher the other way.
   46. Chip Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:39 PM (#5833625)
Rays opener in line for a complete game on 63 pitches, since the Red Sox batters have interpreted “be aggressive early in the strike zone” as “swing at everything.”
   47. Chip Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:40 PM (#5833626)
Or not? Cash has another guy up, and appears to be ready to pull him after 13 pitches.
   48. Jay Seaver Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:42 PM (#5833627)
Look, these guys like their defined roles. You can't just ask a guy used to pitching the first inning to pitch the third!
   49. rconn23 Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:51 PM (#5833630)
One run in for the Royals and with this Yankees lineup, that's likely all it will take.
   50. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:51 PM (#5833631)
For a 1st baseman, Luke Voit makes a great DH.

Aaaaaaaand, the rain begins ...
   51. Bote Man Posted: April 19, 2019 at 07:59 PM (#5833633)
Look, these guys like their defined roles. You can't just ask a guy used to pitching the first inning to pitch the third!

We've secretly blindfolded this Major League pitcher so he doesn't know what inning it is. Let's watch him on hidden camera.
   52. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:01 PM (#5833634)
GGBG!

2-1!

One run in for the Royals and with this Yankees lineup, that's likely all it will take.


Hah!
   53. JJ1986 Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:04 PM (#5833635)
Jacob deGrom is going to have his arm amputated.

Why are the Mets not skipping Vargas with the off day?
   54. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:14 PM (#5833638)
Nicely done, Carsten Charles!
   55. Jay Seaver Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:24 PM (#5833639)
Yikes, but J.D. nearly seemed out twice on that trip around the bases.
   56. Jay Seaver Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:26 PM (#5833640)
Well, might as well trade Swihart for a magic bean with Vazquez providing all that power.
   57. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:27 PM (#5833641)
Tauchmann!

3-1!!

HAH!!!
   58. rconn23 Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:40 PM (#5833643)
Boone is one of the worst managers of a bullpen I've ever seen. He uses Holder for the most high leverage innings and brings in Cessa in a tight game. Unreal.
   59. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:45 PM (#5833646)
Nicely done, Luis.

3-2.

MOAR RUNZ PLZ!!!
   60. Bote Man Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5833647)
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Anthony Rendon’s hitting streak is now up to 17 games, the longest in MLB this year.

Another day, another double.
   61. Bote Man Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5833648)
Boone is one of the worst managers of a bullpen I've ever seen.

Davey Martinez: Hold my beer.
   62. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:01 PM (#5833649)
5-2.

That's a good start on MOAR RUNZ!
   63. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:17 PM (#5833651)
NICE TAG!

To the bottom of the 7th ...

And NO Kate Smith!
   64. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5833652)

come on! umps blew that interference call. the mets player ran right into wong while he was trying to field the ball.
   65. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:24 PM (#5833653)

now this home plate ump's strike zone seems to be all over the place.

   66. rconn23 Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5833655)
Hopefully Gleyber gets it going again soon. His swing is getting really long.
   67. Chip Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5833656)
Mookie finally waking up? Follows up a double down the line in the 6th with a HR in the 8th over the CF fence on a 97 MPH fastball that he crushed.

And Moreland goes back-to-back.
   68. Chip Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5833658)
Matt Barnes, bullpen ace continues to put up outstanding appearances. 1-2-3 8th against the heart of the Tampa order.
   69. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:12 PM (#5833659)
Brasier yourselves !
   70. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:18 PM (#5833660)
Just walk that Martinez dude.

Or... not.
   71. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:21 PM (#5833661)

ugh, runners on first and third, no outs and we can't score. gimme a break.
   72. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:22 PM (#5833662)
First-inning double puts the A's up over the Jays, 1-0.
Matt Chapman is your 2019 AL MVP.
   73. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:25 PM (#5833663)
Pete Alonso is who again ?

432ft chipshot.
   74. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 10:42 PM (#5833666)

lane thomas joins the club of major leaguers who homer in their first at-bat.

last cardinal to do it?

paul dejong.
   75. Bote Man Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:01 PM (#5833667)
Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro
Jeff Livesey is new hitting coach and Eric Duncan new assistant hitting coach. Marlins relieve Mike Pagliarulo as hitting coach.

I guess that's to be expected when you score only 1 run off the Nats bullpen.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:24 PM (#5833669)
Cardinals game isn't quite over yet....
   77. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:27 PM (#5833670)

rally squirrel time ...

nuts!!!
   78. Howie Menckel Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:38 PM (#5833671)
Marlins explode for 3 runs tonight - coincidence?
   79. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:47 PM (#5833672)

cards making it interesting ... score is 5-4 mets

yadi up to bat with two men on, two out, bottom of the ninth.

   80. phredbird Posted: April 19, 2019 at 11:49 PM (#5833673)

rats.
   81. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 20, 2019 at 12:58 AM (#5833682)
Rooting for the Angels is exhausting.
   82. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 20, 2019 at 01:02 AM (#5833684)
5 hit night for Bryce Harper, including RBI 2B to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead over the Rockies heading into the bottom of the 12th.

EDIT: Blackmon 2-out, 2-strike, 2-run walkoff HR gives Rockies the win.
   83. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 20, 2019 at 01:09 AM (#5833685)
Good. It would be nice to put the Rockies away in the standings early this year.
Edit: Blackmon hit a walkoff homer in the bottom half. Oh well.
   84. puck Posted: April 20, 2019 at 01:19 AM (#5833687)
Phillies with 17 hits, 6 walks, and 3 runs.

MLB box says they were 1-16 with RISP.
   85. JAHV Posted: April 20, 2019 at 02:06 AM (#5833689)
Mike Trout hits a bomb to tie the game 3 -3 in the eighth. Justin Bour with a truly headscratching baserunning gaffe (not the faux kind like he had last week) when he pops up with a runner on 1st and one out, simply neglects to run, and watches as the infielders let the ball drop and turn a double play. Cody Allen follows up that stellar momentum-killer by giving up homeruns to the 6 and 7 hitters in the lineup. Zack Cozart, who at this point isn't even half the man Mario Mendoza was, finishes the game by lining out to shortstop. At least he hit the ball hard!

Rooting for the Angels IS exhausting.

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