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The OMNICHATTER for 6-11-2014

The “Oh-Crud-Did-I-Forget-Yesterday” OMNICHATTER

Gamingboy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:27 AM | 68 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM (#4723249)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS SWEEP THE A'S TODAY?!

Tommy Milone at home, 1.93 ERA, .210/.282/.311 opponent slash line.
Tommy Milone elsewhere, 5.40 ERA, .279/.331/.451 opponent slash line.
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM (#4723313)
Seeing Milone's splits, I'm reminded of the Jays' Drew Hutchison this year:
HOME: 8.72 ERA, .311/.396/.644 in 5 starts
ROAD: 2.03 ERA, .211/.249/.325 in 8 starts
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4723323)
Ryu also has huge home road splits this year and is on the road where he succeeds today. The funny thing is that his home/road split went in the other direction last year.
   4. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: June 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM (#4723355)
Well if you can only score 1 run today then they deserve to get swept.
   5. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4723358)
Commentators always think any breaking ball that gets hit into the seats is a "hanging" breaking ball, but that didn't look so to me on Willingham's first-inning circuit clout. It didn't hang, to my eyes; Stroman just caught far too much plate with it and Willingham did a damn fine piece of hitting.
   6. dr. scott Posted: June 11, 2014 at 01:23 PM (#4723391)
I find two definitions for hanging breaking ball...

1) a breaking ball that does not break that much... just slow
2) a breaking ball that is easy to hit as its in the middle of the zone...

I find most announcers use the term for the 2nd case which seems to be what they did here as well. But then again many announcers call a ball that bounces fair into the seats a "ground rule double" so...
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 02:55 PM (#4723492)
I feel like I've mostly heard it for the first of those two definitions.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4723504)
I'm kinda surprised Yordano Ventura and Trevor Bauer haven't struck everyone out so far.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4723507)
I'm reminded of the Jays' Drew Hutchison this year:
HOME: 8.72 ERA, .311/.396/.644 in 5 starts
ROAD: 2.03 ERA, .211/.249/.325 in 8 starts


'MERICA
   10. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4723535)
Said with a straight face just now by the KC color guy about Jason Kipnis: "He likes the feel the wood in his hand."
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4723557)
Jason Giambi is playing in a baseball game. His teammate his rookie season was Rick Honeycutt. Honeycutt played with Diego Segui. Segui played with Satchel Paige.
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4723565)
The Royals four sac flies today sets a franchise record. Its Ned Yost's dream come true.
   13. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 11, 2014 at 04:27 PM (#4723568)
Jason Giambi faced Dennis Martinez in his rookie season.
Dennis Martinez faced Carl Yastrzemski in his rookie season.
Carl Yastrzemski faced Early Wynn in his rookie season.
Early Wynn was pitching in MLB only two weeks after WWII started.

Edit: I'm not sure of any other pitches, but Nick Martinez is a rookie this season and faced Jason Giambi. There is your potential link to the future...
   14. DA Baracus Posted: June 11, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4723583)
Jason Giambi faced Dennis Martinez in his rookie season.
Dennis Martinez faced Carl Yastrzemski in his rookie season.
Carl Yastrzemski faced Early Wynn in his rookie season.


Early Wynn faced Jimmy Dykes.
Jimmy Dykes faced Eddie Cicotte.
Game logs aren't available when Cicotte entered the league.
   15. salvomania Posted: June 11, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4723589)
Adam Wainwright threw seven shutout innings last night, and it was only his 10th-best game score out of his 14 starts.

His runs allowed this year in his 14 starts: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 4, 6, 7.
   16. salvomania Posted: June 11, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4723596)
Early Wynn--who pitched in the expansion era---debuted for a Senators team whose regular catcher was HOFer Rick Ferrell, who caught for the Browns in the 1920s.

In his final season he was teammates with Tommy John, who pitched until 1989.
   17. Blastin Posted: June 11, 2014 at 05:10 PM (#4723600)
Blastin turned 28 today. :)
   18. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 05:58 PM (#4723617)
I don't see what's so impressive about that. The longest MLB careers are about 24 years. Given one of these players, you'd expect that there would be somebody in the big leagues who has been there for 20 years at their debut and at the end of their career that there would be somebody with 20 years left; there are in most seasons.
   19. salvomania Posted: June 11, 2014 at 06:10 PM (#4723621)
Well, I doubt there have been too many sets of teammates longer than Early Wynn's longest "front and back" teammates: Ossie Bluege (1923) to Tommy John (1989).
   20. Rob_Wood Posted: June 11, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4723625)
yes, is much more difficult if you are required to chain teammates
   21. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4723654)
Fair enough. The "faced" ones though are pretty much what I'd expect to find.
   22. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4723669)
I'll say it, happy birthday, Blastin!
   23. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4723670)
Matt Kemp just dropped what looked like about half a dozen F-bombs on the home plate umpire from the dugout.

As you might imagine, he was ejected from the game.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4723681)
Tim McCarver "Rays with no hits tonight so far, some of you might think that is a jinx, but I have never, ever believed that..." pitch thrown, base hit. It's only the 4th inning, but it was hilarious how immediate that hit came after he spoke up.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4723682)
Bourjos "kemped" up that routine play. And Rays 31 innings without a run ended. (one run was probably going to score, but Zobrist was able to score from first on a single up the middle)
   26. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:39 PM (#4723685)
Kemp needs to start hitting bombs and not dropping them.
   27. puck Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:53 PM (#4723692)
Lefty starting pitcher Tyler Matzek is making his major league debut tonight for the Rockies vs the Braves. #11 pick in 2009. He's had trouble with control, horrible trouble at times.
   28. boteman Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4723693)
Angel Hernandez called Taylor Teagarden out at 1B, Terry Collins challenged, replay sez: call stands, Terry argues, gets ejected.
   29. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: June 11, 2014 at 08:59 PM (#4723696)
Web gem by Kevin Kiermaier saved a couple runs there, nice layout.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4723697)
Nice play by the Rays right fielder. If he misses that it's at least 2 runs, probably 3 runs(or even 4, although the centerfielder was in position to back him up)
   31. boteman Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4723700)
Listening to Uecker and sidekick Joe listing names of former Brewers players who will be honored at the Wall of Fame celebration this Friday:
Teddy Higuera
Cal Eldred
Jim Gantner
Don Money

I remember these guys. I feel old.
   32. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:36 PM (#4723709)
If this team allows Broxton to get a hold...
   33. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4723710)
Well, Broxton was pretty good in his pre-closer days and he's a mid reliever again, but it's frustrating getting shut down by a guy who was so bad with the team.
   34. flournoy Posted: June 11, 2014 at 09:43 PM (#4723711)
Lefty starting pitcher Tyler Matzek is making his major league debut tonight for the Rockies vs the Braves. #11 pick in 2009. He's had trouble with control, horrible trouble at times.


Through four innings he has a perfect game going, so hopefully this will jinx him.
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4723720)
Nationals pitching line for their last 11 games: 77 IP, 55 H, 14 R, 10 ER, 73 SO, 6 BB, 3 HR, 1.17 ERA. The pressure is on Tanner Roark to lower his 2.91 ERA tonight.
   36. puck Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:13 PM (#4723722)
Through four innings he has a perfect game going, so hopefully this will jinx him.


I guess it did as he gave up a single in the 5th. Then a real weird play, double play grounder hit to 2nd but Josh Rutledge inexplicably broke the wrong way and the ball went through. The runner on 1st wasn't going. It's like a gambler got hold of Rutledge.

Matzek escaped, and has pitched 6 scoreless so far.
   37. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM (#4723723)
Andrelton Simmons seems half a step slower than last year. He's coming up short on plays he made last season. Great plays, admittedly, but it's still a bit striking.
   38. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4723727)
Jeter singles in 1st & steals 2nd, for his 350th career stolen base.
   39. TerpNats Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4723728)
Cain has walked the first three Nats.
   40. TerpNats Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4723729)
And LaRoche makes him pay with a two-run single to right.
   41. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4723730)
Love ya LaRoche!
   42. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:31 PM (#4723732)
Matzek has looked really, really good. The Braves can do that to pitchers they're seeing for the first time (of course, all fans complain about that), but he's throwing hard and his slider is really sharp.
   43. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4723734)
Coco Crisp takes a homer away from Josh Hamilton. Mike Trout took one away an inning earlier. Big night for defense in Anaheim.
   44. puck Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4723735)
Next start he'll probably walk a guy an inning.
   45. boteman Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4723736)
Matt Cain not sharp in the 1st inning: 36 pitches, 21 of which were balls. Nats pounce early 3-0, but could have gotten in some more pounceage if not for Lobaton. I'll take it. Any additional games the Nats win against the Giants at this point in a 4-game series is pure gravy in my book.
   46. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4723737)
Looking like this could be the night where the Nationals finally move back into first place in the National League East. Braves getting hammered by the Rockies (8-0 in the 7th), Nats already out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning.
   47. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4723739)
Matt Cain not sharp in the 1st inning: 36 pitches, 21 of which were balls.
Matt Cain walked four batters in the 1st inning.

Nationals starting pitchers have walked three batters in the last month.
   48. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM (#4723743)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS SWEEP THE A'S TODAY?!

Tommy Milone at home, 1.93 ERA, .210/.282/.311 opponent slash line.
Tommy Milone elsewhere, 5.40 ERA, .279/.331/.451 opponent slash line.
Only the Angels can make Tommy Milone feel at home in Anaheim. Just one batter over the minimum through the first three innings, and another out on the bases. Angels have been running into a lot of outs on the bases.
   49. Danny Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4723746)
Only the Angels can make Tommy Milone feel at home in Anaheim.

It would be kinda awkward if someone else did.
   50. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM (#4723753)
It's not particularly comfy when they do it.
   51. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:53 PM (#4723757)
Vogt's homer makes it 4-1 Oakland, and that's probably the ballgame. Nice to win 2 of 3, but the Angels had opportunities to score, and they just wasted them. Rats.
   52. Dale Sams Posted: June 11, 2014 at 11:58 PM (#4723759)
Coco Crisp would easily be the best OFer in Boston right now, unless we're counting Holt.
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM (#4723760)
Tanaka has 2-hit shutout thru 6 innings. 9 Ks on only 71 pitches. Yanks up 4-0.
   54. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:04 AM (#4723762)
Angels run into YET ANOTHER ####### OUT ON THE BASES. Why why WHY WHY WHY is Pujols going for third against ####### CESPEDES with just one out! Dude's thrown out FOUR GUYS IN TWO WEEKS! STOP ####### RUNNING, YOU ####### FUCKS.
   55. Dale Sams Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4723763)
This tactic by Cespedes isn't sustainable.
   56. jobu Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM (#4723765)
Angels have some learning difficulties
   57. Dale Sams Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:08 AM (#4723766)
Lol.

"Aybar with a long drive to left, Cespedes goes back, it's off his glove!! It rolls around in the corner and....and...Aybar is glued to first!!"
   58. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM (#4723768)
The Angel radio guys have it right. Pujols has been struggling, so every time he gets a knock he's trying to stretch it. Lately, every time he knocks his way on base, he runs himself right off.
   59. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:15 AM (#4723773)
Tanaka against the Mariners ... in Safeco, just doesn't seem fair.
   60. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM (#4723780)
Watching the Mariners broadcast and they just had a graphic of all the player who played in both 1995 and 2014- Jeter, Giambi and Hawkins. LaTroy Hawkins is the longest active major league player, having made his debut on April 29, 1995.
   61. boteman Posted: June 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM (#4723781)
Ryan Zimmerman is putting on a clinic in LF with his glove. His arm...not so much. He's made two spectacular diving catches to end innings, highlight reel stuff.

Moreover, he positions himself smartly, rarely having to make crazy plays. He gets good jumps on the ball and seems to glide effortlessly to catch it.
   62. TerpNats Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:09 AM (#4723783)
Hawkins started for the Twins in David Wells' perfect game in 1998.
   63. TerpNats Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:25 AM (#4723788)
The WereWerth adds two runs' insurance!
   64. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:26 AM (#4723789)
The Beard comes up huge, and it's always good to see a flock of seagulls playing at the park.
   65. boteman Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:32 AM (#4723792)
The WereWerth adds two runs' insurance!

If the Nats can nail this one down that will be 3 games with a chance to SWEEP the Giants tomorrow afternoon. I'm not sure I can contain my excitement, I never expected this outcome.
   66. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:35 AM (#4723793)
A first place Curly W is in the books baby!!!
   67. TerpNats Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:38 AM (#4723794)
I said before the road trip started I hoped the Nats could go at least 6-4, including 4-3 in San Francisco and St. Louis. So far, they're 5-1, and 3-0 at SF.
   68. boteman Posted: June 12, 2014 at 01:39 AM (#4723796)
Giddy! Even though deep down I know this can't possibly be sustainable, it's still a fun ride while it lasts.

edit: I thought Blevins was gonna be rusty, but he shut down the Giants in the 9th on 8 pitches. OK, fine.

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