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   201. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:09 PM (#5494395)
Elroy: yeah, in fact, Heyward's even been making some nice contact against lefties lately. If he hits at even this modest level he's a hell of a player, though still not worth his contract.
   202. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:10 PM (#5494396)
Of course I remember Juan Cruz; I'm even older than you are. He looked like he was gonna be something.
   203. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:11 PM (#5494397)
Ok, somebody else post; this page is looking all cfb.
   204. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:12 PM (#5494398)
If he hits at even this modest level he's a hell of a player, though still not worth his contract.

But you're not taking into account his ability to make World Series-winning speeches, which is way above replacement.
   205. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:12 PM (#5494399)
He looked like he was gonna be something.

Well, he looked like he was gonna be about 53, but he said he was 25.
   206. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:17 PM (#5494400)
Elroy: yeah, in fact, Heyward's even been making some nice contact against lefties lately. If he hits at even this modest level he's a hell of a player, though still not worth his contract.


If he can make it to 100 ops+ it's probably pretty close to break even, if he can make it to 110 ops+, it's a good contract(for that season at least)
   207. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:17 PM (#5494401)
Nice to see Chapman using his slider, even better that he's throwing it for "strikes".
   208. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5494402)
Ok, somebody else post; this page is looking all cfb.


I would have posted something sooner, but I'm trying to find the frequency of 3-6 double plays, not having any luck with that though...will probably have to use the event file from retrosheet to find that, and don't really have it set up on this computer.
   209. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:20 PM (#5494403)
Well, he looked like he was gonna be about 53, but he said he was 25.

Think Dylan referenced that in "Maggie's Farm."
   210. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:20 PM (#5494404)
Will miracles never cease!
   211. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5494405)
As for the World Series speech, you joke, but I'm willing, unprovable and unquantifiable though it is, to ascribe a certain amount of credit to it.
   212. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:23 PM (#5494406)
Now all Tanaka has to do is to duplicate that first game he pitched in Fenway this year.
   213. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5494407)
Yankees win 2 games while holding Boston to 1 run over 25 innings. A bit unexpected, given how things had been going lately, but perhaps Tanaka will produce a similar result in the nightcap.
   214. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5494409)
Brett Cecil coming into the ninth to try and get the save for the Cardinals. That is not something you would have expected to see 6 weeks ago.
   215. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5494410)
Think Dylan referenced that in "Maggie's Farm."

Nicely done.

So, are we thinking undefeated in the second half?
   216. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:39 PM (#5494413)
Yankees win 2 games while holding Boston to 1 run over 25 innings. A bit unexpected, given how things had been going lately, but perhaps Tanaka will produce a similar result in the nightcap.

And even with that Friday night meltdown, the Yanks have actually been dominating the Red Sox in head-to-head matchups this year, winning 6 of 8 and outscoring them by 38 to 13. Go figure.
   217. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:40 PM (#5494414)
Pirates tie it up as Cecil fails to make the save... man on second one out bottom ninth tie game.
   218. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:41 PM (#5494415)
If he hits at even this modest level he's a hell of a player, though still not worth his contract.


The Cubs can afford to overpay for "a hell of a ballplayer".
   219. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:42 PM (#5494416)
And cecil blows it... 4-3 Pirates with two walk off games in this three game series.
   220. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:43 PM (#5494417)
Brett Cecil coming into the ninth to try and get the save for the Cardinals. That is not something you would have expected to see 6 weeks ago.


There's the 2016 Brett Cecil I remember...
   221. salvomania Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:51 PM (#5494420)
Cecil had been scored upon ONCE in games since May 16---that's a third of a season's worth of relief appearances. (He was terrible before then, with a 5.79 ERA and having allowed runs in five consecutive outings.)

I guess he was due, then, for a clunker, too bad it was the first game in which Matheny decided to try him as a "closer."

EDIT: to be fair, the leadoff single is on a ball that most SS make a play on, the second batter made an out, and then, after a Jordy Mercer hit, the next batter grounds out for what could've been the end to a relatively easy inning, and to the game. Instead it's a tie game with a runner in scoring position, and Cecil couldn't get that third out before he gave up another hit.
   222. 'Spos Posted: July 16, 2017 at 04:56 PM (#5494421)
"Blown Save on an Unearned Run: The Brett Cecil Story"
   223. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:06 PM (#5494422)
So, are we thinking undefeated in the second half?

Well, with 45 losses banked, I don't see how else they're gonna break the regular season wins record that eluded them last year. So yeah!
   224. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:22 PM (#5494424)
Albert Pujols just knocked in his 1,873rd RBI to give the Angels a 1-0 lead in the 5th. Pujols is now 10th all time on the RBI list.
   225. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:27 PM (#5494426)
Albert Pujols just knocked in his 1,873rd RBI to give the Angels a 1-0 lead in the 5th. Pujols is now 10th all time on the RBI list.


I wish he could still play first base, if so then his career war wouldn't be taking a hit like it is with a season like this year...

Edit: at least he is having a "Pujols" like July.... only 10 games, 39 pa, but .306/.359/.556/.915 line is promising.
   226. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:31 PM (#5494429)
What day does he tie, and then break the all time record for double plays? he's at 349 right now, Cal Ripken was at 350.
   227. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:36 PM (#5494430)
Parker Bridwell is giving the Angels another 6 clean innings that they desperately needed.

Andrelton Simmons just scored on a contact play where the Rays' catcher had the ball ahead of the play but didn't actually tag him. 2-0 Angels.
   228. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:37 PM (#5494431)
What day does he tie, and then break the all time record for double plays? he's at 349 right now, Cal Ripken was at 350.
I've been tracking that all season. They haven't been mentioning it in the telecasts hardly at all. It's not a great record, but you've gotta be pretty good for a pretty long time for teams to let you do something that bad that often.
   229. cardsfanboy Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:44 PM (#5494435)
I've been tracking that all season. They haven't been mentioning it in the telecasts hardly at all. It's not a great record, but you've gotta be pretty good for a pretty long time for teams to let you do something that bad that often.


Of the top ten only Julio Franco(9th at 312) and Harold Baines(10th at 298) won't be hall of famers. Heck Jeter is 14th all time, Cabrera is 13th all time, so he'll probably break into the top ten knocking Baines out, by the end of this season. (he's at 290, Baines is at 298) Beltre is at 260(29th right now) so he has a couple of years before he breaks top ten(he averages about 15 per full season) The surprising one is Cano at 37th all time with 249.... Pujols may not own the all time record for very long.
   230. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 16, 2017 at 05:46 PM (#5494437)
... Aaaand there goes the lead. ####### fuck, #####.
   231. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 16, 2017 at 06:44 PM (#5494445)
With a two-run lead, Bud Norris gives up one run and loads the bases before a grounder to short is turned into a nifty DP by Andrelton Simmons to win the game. Lucky, lucky.
   232. dog poop god (SS) Posted: July 16, 2017 at 06:49 PM (#5494446)
How do you swing at thr first pitch if you are Beckham?

The Rays are still just two back of the Red Sox.
   233. Cleveland (need new name) fan Posted: July 16, 2017 at 07:25 PM (#5494453)
Since he plays first


He's seen action in all of 16 games at 1B in his career, none before last season.


Sorry, I made the statement from my impression and should have looked it up.
   234. Cleveland (need new name) fan Posted: July 16, 2017 at 07:49 PM (#5494459)
Sorry, as an uninterested observer, I don't buy his explanation unless he has the baseball IQ of a frog.

Not really agreeing with the comment here... he's either out by a mile anyway or the play happened the way it happens dozens of times during the course of the season when it's hit to the first baseman....running to second would be the IQ of a frog... You are out either way, the only smart play is to go back and assume that the first baseman made the play that they usually make in that situation.


Disagree. The main point was that the 1B was not holding Holliday on, so he started a fair distance from the base. When you don't start the play near 1B, I don't think that running to the bag and then throwing to second is the natural play. Given the short time it took for the 1B's throw to reach second (based on the fact that Holliday could turn around and get back to first in time to interfere with the throw), it would not have been possible to catch a routine grounder, run to first and then make a throw in that amount of time. It would have been different if he was holding Holliday on since he would have been standing on the base to begin play and stepping on 1B first would be natural.

Secondary indications would have been that the 1B was not near the bag when Holliday turned around. Also, if the 1B had stepped on the bag first, the throw would have come near the runner, either over his head of by one of his shoulders. He should have noticed that the throw can no where near him, indicating that the 1B wasn't making it from the bag. Also, he should have been able to see that the catch at second wasn't made with the glove facing him (as would be if it was thrown from someone standing at 1B), but at an angle since it came from someone a little up the line from first. This is what I meant by baseball IQ. A smart player (and I've always thought of Holliday as a smart player) would have noticed all of these things and understand that they didn't correspond to the way a 1B-SS/tag DP normally happens. Even if he hasn't played first much (thanks JF), he's seen this play enough times in his career to understand what is normal and what is odd.
   235. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: July 16, 2017 at 08:43 PM (#5494465)
I'm pretty sure ESPN just showed one of the guys from that infamous nyy fans vs rangers playoff GIF (the big fat guy who kept yelling \"#### you") in the crowd wearing a judge wig. Right before the second out of the bottom of the 2nd.
   236. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 16, 2017 at 08:53 PM (#5494469)
I wonder what Aaron Judge's daily diet looks like. When I was his age I ate two burritos a day and controlled my waistline by riding my bike a lot. A dude that big, who obviously spends a lot of time lifting weights . . . he probably eats his weight in pizza each week.
   237. Bote Man Posted: July 16, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5494478)
I wonder what Aaron Judge's daily diet looks like.

I was in a Waffle House in Charleston, South Cahlina late one night some years back when a big bodybuilder came in with his girlfriend. He must have known the cook because with no words exchanged the cook started cracking about 2 dozen eggs and separating the whites into a bowl which he then whipped into an egg white omelet for the guy. Talk about ordering off the menu! But the yolk and white work with each other to form a complete food; I mean, it nurtures a new life so it must contain the basics so I don't get why he would want only the egg whites.

There's a book entitled Navy Seal Nutrition written by a couple Navy doctors with serious math going into calculating how much food of each type to eat, how much you burn, etc. Seriously heavy science. I should open it and heed it sometime soon.
   238. Bote Man Posted: July 16, 2017 at 09:31 PM (#5494482)
I hopped in the car to run a quick errand and cut on the XM satellite radio. They are carrying the ESPN national radio broadcast on Home Plate 89, the Yankees on 176, and the Red Sox WEEI call on 177. I'm surprised they don't have the Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and French language broadcasts as well.
   239. Bote Man Posted: July 16, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5494493)
JBJ robs Judge of a home run in the triangle per Red Sox radio. Sounded spectacular.
   240. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 16, 2017 at 10:47 PM (#5494500)
JBJ robs Judge of a home run in the triangle per Red Sox radio. Sounded spectacular.

It was.
   241. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: July 17, 2017 at 12:06 AM (#5494513)
But the yolk and white work with each other to form a complete food; I mean, it nurtures a new life so it must contain the basics so I don't get why he would want only the egg whites.


Most bodybuilders have diets that are moderate or high in carbs, moderate or high in protein, and moderate to low in fats. A couple dozen whole eggs would've no doubt blown out his fat intake for the entire day.
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