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This is not really OMNICHATTER, this is just a crisis actor, for August 7, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2018 at 04:14 AM | 103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:45 AM (#5722147)
ALL CAPS, SAYING NOTHING, BECAUSE APPARENTLY THAT IS EXPECTED
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5722227)
From yesterday's chatter:

He's only 4th in BBREF WAR in the NL, but he's in a virtual tie for the oWAR lead (with Matt Carpenter) and his relatively pedestrian dWAR (0.8) is truly suspect.

Arenado is having a very similar season: He is right with Carpenter and Baez in oWAR, but dWAR doesn't like his D this year. A normal Arenado defensive season (which, to my eyes, he appears to be having) would have him leading the NL in total WAR.


After yesterday,
OWAR: Baez 4.5, Carpenter 4.4, Arrenado 4.2 (1,2,3 in NL)
DWAR: Carpenter 0.8, Baez 0.3, Arrendao 0.3
So total bWAR goes Carpenter 5.2, Baez 4.8, Arrenado 4.5 (2,3,5 in NL; Cain 1, Freeman 4)

At FG, we have fWAR with Carpenter 4.9, Arrenado 4.6, Baez 4.3. Their defense runs saved has Carp at -1.9, Arrenado at 5.8, and Baez at 1.3. The relative rankings at FG make much more sense, so how does dWAR see Carp as the most valuable of the 3 defensively while being a negative at FG? I still think those ratings manage to underrate Baez since he's a plus at 3 spots (last night, at his 3rd most frequent position).

Regardless, I'm going to continue to enjoy Javy's year. I dread the inevitable nitpicking of his value if he does stay in the MVP race though.
   3. salvomania Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5722246)
Carpenter is below average at any of the three positions he regularly sees action at (3b/1b/some 2b). I don't care what the numbers say, I have my eyeballs.
   4. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 12:54 PM (#5722380)
Today marks the anniversary of Barry Bonds breaking the career home run record. Extra points if you remember the sod who threw that pitch.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: August 07, 2018 at 12:55 PM (#5722381)
Either tying or breaking the record was Mike Bacsik.
   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2018 at 01:34 PM (#5722413)
how will the angels lose today
   7. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 01:56 PM (#5722432)
Either tying or breaking the record was Mike Bacsik.

Mike Bacsik threw the go-ahead pitch. Probably grooved it since he would not be memorable for any other reason.
   8. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5722437)
F-8/7. Interesting.
   9. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5722443)
Confusion in the District of Confusion!!
   10. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 02:05 PM (#5722445)
If you missed it, Soto just hit a fly ball to deep left and the CFer lept, getting his glove on the ball and the ball flipped/richocheted back toward the field of play where the RFer caught it in the air.

The runner on first had rounded second and flew back to first, sliding in just under the throw as Soto stood a couple of feet toward second, past first base.


It looked like the ruling was a catch by the RFer. But, the ump had indicated safe, saying the ball hit off the wall (replay was inconclusive, I think). Soto was called out for passing the runner who, when he slid back into first, put Soto farther toward second.

Either way: Soto passed the runner or the ball was caught in the air, the result was the runner stays on second, Soto out. So no challenges were made. Weird.
   11. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5722466)
That feeling when you remember you're a AAA pitcher.
   12. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 07, 2018 at 02:39 PM (#5722474)
10 - I just watched the replay and that was odd. I'm trying to figure out why Turner didn't look at an ump to find out what the call was and what the first base coach was doing. That is a strange play.
   13. dlf Posted: August 07, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5722481)
Trying to "watch" via mlb.com. Why was Fried lifted?
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2018 at 03:01 PM (#5722490)
Trying to "watch" via mlb.com. Why was Fried lifted?

If I heard the MASN broadcast correctly, a groin strain.
   15. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 03:02 PM (#5722491)
He was hit in the side by a line drive to end the second. He grimaced walking off the mound.
   16. dlf Posted: August 07, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5722494)
14/15 - Thanks.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5722511)
Braves IBB Juan Soto to pitch to Anthony Rendon, who hits SF, followed by Harper RBI single. 6-2, Nationals. Soto now 3 short of the Teenage IBB Season Record.
   18. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 03:52 PM (#5722541)
From RAB:


Jacoby Ellsbury’s season is officially over. This afternoon the Yankees announced Ellsbury underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip yesterday. The expected recovery time is six months, meaning he should be ready in time for Spring Training.

Ellsbury, 35 next month, has not played at all this year due to a series of injuries. He pulled an oblique taking batting in Spring Training, then his hip starting acting up, then he dealt with plantar fasciitis, and then his back gave him trouble. Turns out the hip injury was serious enough to require surgery.
   19. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 04:02 PM (#5722554)
Joe Simpson just said of the line drive that hit Fried: "It went splat, like it hit his glove. But it didn't."
   20. bunyon Posted: August 07, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5722586)
The Nats would be half a game back of Atlanta if they sweep this series.

Good chance the Braves finish third in the division and I think the Nats have a decent chance at winning the division.
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2018 at 04:43 PM (#5722608)
The Nationals should feel pretty good, winning the day game 8-3, and having Max Scherzer starting the night game. They don't play the games on paper, though, but that is 6 wins in the last 7 games. Might be a thundershower between the games, but I think they'll start on time if the current forecast holds.
   22. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5722619)
Jacoby Ellsbury’s season is officially over. This afternoon the Yankees announced Ellsbury underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip yesterday. The expected recovery time is six months, meaning he should be ready in time for Spring Training.

Ellsbury, 35 next month, has not played at all this year due to a series of injuries. He pulled an oblique taking batting in Spring Training, then his hip starting acting up, then he dealt with plantar fasciitis, and then his back gave him trouble. Turns out the hip injury was serious enough to require surgery.


Retire, delete your social media, and buy a small island somewhere.
   23. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 06:27 PM (#5722680)
Soto now 3 short of the Teenage IBB Season Record.

Then he should make it. He has excellent command of the strike zone, so much so that when he questions a call the umpire really should consider remedial training. He feasts on fastballs, lays off the bad stuff and rarely gets it wrong. Sooner or later the scouts will catch up to him, but in the meantime it's almost unfair to opposing pitchers.
   24. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 06:58 PM (#5722702)
What's encouraging about this afternoon's Nationals victory is that, apart from the 2 solo home runs by Harper and Zim (back-to-back, no less), all the other Nats runs scored on well-placed hard hit balls. I don't know what has awakened their offense, but...

I still think it's too little, too late. :-(
   25. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:17 PM (#5722716)
LHB Juan Soto hits a 94MPH 4-seamer from LHP Sean Newcomb into the LF stands at Nationals Park. I think this kid'll stick.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5722718)
Juan Soto HR (#14) in 1st puts Nationals ahead 1-0. Soto also passes Mickey Mantle for 5th place on the Teenage HRs (Season) leaderboard. Next up, Ken Griffey at 16.
   27. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:23 PM (#5722721)
Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo
Retweeted Howard Eskin
Werth said he had offers on the table in November, but his "former" agent told him to wait it out. He called it "ill-advised." Then he called every team except the Mets for a job. Werth was represented by Scott Boras.

LOLz.

The Mets are the new Rodney Dangerfield.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:27 PM (#5722723)
Carpenter is below average at any of the three positions he regularly sees action at (3b/1b/some 2b). I don't care what the numbers say, I have my eyeballs.


your eyeballs need to be checked. I might give you 3rd base, but 2nd and first he's plus and it's not really a debate.

The problem always with the "eyeball" argument is that people over estimate how good 'average' actually is.
   29. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:50 PM (#5722735)
Noted pitcher Max Scherzer hits a bases-empty 1-out groundball single to right field in the 3rd inning to help his own cause. His batting average is .306

This extends his hitting streak to 6 games.

#NoDH
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:07 PM (#5722744)
So I figured out how to fix the crap that the broadcasters on both the radio and tv are saying while talking about this team... I play other crap. Game is still on, but I have the speakers on my computer playing other stuff, random youtube crap or just the Ben Stein saying "Buehler"

The Cardinals broadcast team right now, has to be the worst broadcast team in all of professional and amateur sports. It's just utterly unlistenable right now.
   31. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:33 PM (#5722757)
The Cardinals broadcast team right now, has to be the worst broadcast team in all of professional and amateur sports.

Would you belieeeeeeeeeeve number 27.
   32. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5722760)
The Cardinals broadcast team right now, has to be the worst broadcast team in all of professional and amateur sports.


Heh, like John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman don't exist ...
   33. Brian C Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5722763)
It's amazing that a team can be 34-78 and only be tied for the worst record in their own league.
   34. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5722764)
Stan Mikita, famous as the owner of the donut shop in Wayne's World, has passed away.
   35. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:52 PM (#5722767)
Werth said he had offers on the table in November, but his "former" agent told him to wait it out. He called it "ill-advised." Then he called every team except the Mets for a job. Werth was represented by Scott Boras.

LOLz.

The Mets are the new Rodney Dangerfield.
And that was before this season!
   36. phredbird Posted: August 07, 2018 at 08:55 PM (#5722768)
boy we needed that homer.

on the subject of the broadcast crew, i agree with the consensus here.

worst ever.

tim mccarver's whiny voice squeaking that 'baseball is a selfish game, it's made that way ...' wtf?
   37. Brian C Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5722772)
Cubs with two outs on the bases tonight. Unlike them.
   38. phredbird Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5722777)

wowie, now carpenter gets in the act!
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5722781)
Carpenter really hasn't slowed down. Imagine if he would have just not played the first month of baseball, he would be challenging Trout/Ramirez in war.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:21 PM (#5722783)
Bader with a ho-hum catch.
   41. Meatwad Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5722785)
Nice catch by javy but i think heyward had that easily.
   42. phredbird Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:24 PM (#5722786)
you thought that was ho hum? really?

it wasn't edmonds -- or maybe it was depending on how much you think edmonds liked drama -- but it looked pretty difficult.

referring to #40
   43. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5722787)
Twice in 2 ####### days.

#### this season's luck ...
   44. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5722792)
The Red Sox are really good.
   45. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5722793)
That money spent on JD is looking like a BARGAIN!
   46. Walt Davis Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5722794)
Who needs Bryant?

EDIT: For those not keeping track, David Bote sits at 344/429/547.
   47. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5722795)
When you have Anthony Rendon, diving to spear a hot line drive.
   48. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5722797)
Kelvin Herrera allows consecutive hits to give the Braves a 2-run lead in the top of the 9th inning, with an assist from Bryce Harper taking his sweet time to gather up the ball. Then the trainer comes out and removes Herrera from the game, account: can't pitch for sh|t.
   49. phredbird Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:46 PM (#5722798)
cards win!1!!!1!

whew!
   50. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:47 PM (#5722799)
account: can't pitch for sh|t.
Was it an "I don't have anyone else warmed up, so you're hurt" situation?
   51. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:48 PM (#5722801)
But the pen trying to give it back to the Jays...
   52. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5722803)
I'm guessing Herrera was injured when the Nats acquired him last month, because he hasn't been right since he got here. They need Sean Doolittle to get his big toe right and get back out there!
   53. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5722804)
Phew, Sox hang on in 8th, narrow 5-4 lead heading into the 9th.
   54. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 09:51 PM (#5722805)
They need Sean Doolittle to get his big toe right and get back out there!
I dunno, Yet Another Guy with a Big Beard and a Ton of Tattoos Who Throws 95 is looking OK tonight.
   55. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:05 PM (#5722810)
About the only redeeming feature of these last two weeks is that Kimbrel is getting his clock cleaned. Smoak crushes a 3-0 pitch in the 9th to tie it.
   56. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:06 PM (#5722811)
Kimbrel servers one up...5-5- now...booooo
   57. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:09 PM (#5722813)
so Kimbrel strikes out the side but gives up the homer to Smoak..
   58. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:13 PM (#5722816)
MIGGY!
   59. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5722817)
so Kimbrel strikes out the side but gives up the homer to Smoak..

One of these isn't true
   60. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5722818)
And Andujar homers to tie the White Sox game in the 7th, so it's a pair of brand new ball games.
   61. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5722819)
AND NOW HIGGY!
   62. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5722820)
Smoak crushes a 3-0 pitch in the 9th to tie it.

Where there's Smoak, there's fire.

In other news, Kelvin Herrera left the Nats game with shoulder tightness. That explains his suckage tonight, at least.
   63. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5722822)
Has anyone noticed that Javy and Edwards both seem to have gotten a lot more tats on their arms since last year?
   64. Chip Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5722823)
Pillar tries for the JBJ dive, comes up empty, puts Betts at third with one out when the ball rolls all the way to the wall.

MORELAND!
   65. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:18 PM (#5722824)
Darvish will throw a live BP session tomorrow. So, apparently he's all the way back to where he was before he went on the DL.
   66. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:21 PM (#5722826)
#RISPFAIL ... AGAIN?!?!?!?

Christ.
   67. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5722827)
The Mets are the new Rodney Dangerfield.

in the 1980s, the Mets had a "Opening Day II Day" with the theme that Game 2 of the season "gets no respect."

Rodney threw out the first pitch.

true story
   68. Chip Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5722828)
And JBJ says yes, yes I will tack on with the 0-2 HR.

Giles not improved by the change of scenery.
   69. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5722829)
What the h3ll is going on in Toronto??

I glanced at the MLB Gameday score ribbon, saw it was 5-5 in the 10th, and by time I got around to switching to that game it's now 10-5 Red Sox and they're showing rain pouring down. Weird!
   70. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5722830)
Whoa, 10 minute meeting and look at that!
   71. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:30 PM (#5722831)
One of these isn't true


Balderdash. He K'd the first guy, gave up the homer, K'd the next 2 guys. 3 K's for 3 outs is striking out the side.
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:31 PM (#5722832)
you thought that was ho hum? really?


I was channeling my inner Ray. It was a fantastic catch. I wonder if statcast is going to rate it better than the catch in center by some guy earlier in this week that some people thought was the greatest catch ever, but statcast gave it a 42% chance of being caught.
   73. Chip Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5722835)
I glanced at the MLB Gameday score ribbon, saw it was 5-5 in the 10th, and by time I got around to switching to that game it's now 10-5 Red Sox and they're showing rain pouring down. Weird!


And that’s with the roof closed a few innings ago. Must have been a leak at one of the seams but into the seats, because no water has appeared to reach the field.

In other news, Ken Giles was Ken Giles, giving up a triple to Betts, a three-run bomb to Moreland, and the Bradley HR.
   74. JJ1986 Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5722836)
in the 1980s, the Mets had a "Opening Day II Day" with the theme that Game 2 of the season "gets no respect."

Rodney threw out the first pitch.
I have a VHS tape somewhere celebrating the Mets 25th anniversary and it has a few celebrity guests in it. Rodney is one of them. Glenn Close is the other one that I remember.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:34 PM (#5722838)
This Red Sox game is a ####### trip.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:35 PM (#5722839)
Grichuk is the only Blue Jay to not get a hit today, guess who is up to bat...too late.
   77. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5722841)
"The Mets went to the track, they shot off the starting gun and killed their horse!"
   78. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:40 PM (#5722845)
Phew, as hard as the pen tried to give it away, the batsman were just too good.
   79. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:44 PM (#5722848)
Kimbrel gets the WIN after blowing the save and leaving the game tied. They should give the d*mn win to Moreland for the game breaking homer.
   80. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5722850)
praying mantis disrespects national anthem
"Prior to Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves, Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde found his attention distracted from the national anthem when a praying mantis started crawling up his arm all the way to his neck, before settling in on his right shoulder for the duration of the song."

video of this in link.

are praying mantises found all over the U.S.?
I used to find some as a kid, and found them fascinating.

but they took silver to the walking stick's gold.

if you have never seen one.....
   81. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:50 PM (#5722852)
aying mantis disrespects national anthem
Yeah, I think there's a whole lotta intersection in the Venn diagrams of "people who get all up in arms about 'disrespecting the national anthem,'" and "people who could never find praying inappropriate under any circumstances."
   82. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:53 PM (#5722856)
#80 I was about to mention something about that praying mantis....not directly though.

It's funny today at work, I work retail and we put a few things outside our door in the morning for customers to rummage through to buy, and as I'm putting out the bin, there is the largest praying mantis I have ever seen in my life in person. And he's just sitting there on the wall, right where I was going to put the bin at, and I don't want to squish him, so I put the bin about 6 or so inches away from the wall.. .throughout the day I kept grabbing people and make them look at the praying mantis (I'm dork, and he was cool looking and big) that was behind the bin, and he never moved---well he moved up three bricks throughout the day, but from 8am until 3pm when I left he was still there and thought it was a cool thing today (bugs have been acting a bit weird today, I blame it on the weather) then I saw that on Mlb.com and thought that was a pleasant coincident.
   83. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5722857)
Yeah, I think there's a whole lotta intersection in the Venn diagrams of "people who get all up in arms about 'disrespecting the national anthem,'" and "people who could never find praying inappropriate under any circumstances."

I mean, the national anthem is indeed "God Bless America" after all, so get down on your knees and pray while it's being played, heathen!!
   84. Chip Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5722860)
are praying mantises found all over the U.S.?


The bug sites say yes.
   85. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 10:59 PM (#5722861)
I mean, the national anthem is indeed "God Bless America" after all, so get down on your knees and pray while it's being played, heathen!!


At the games, my gf has now gotten in the habit of getting out of her seat right before the top of the seventh inning is about to end "to get nachos" (or something) because she doesn't want to hear me ##### about GBA and the announcer "please all rise as we play gba from this 3rd grade group of unintelligible kids singing."
   86. Perry Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:03 PM (#5722862)
The Cardinals broadcast team right now, has to be the worst broadcast team in all of professional and amateur sports. It's just utterly unlistenable right now.


McLaughlin is fine. The rotating cast of analysts (McCarver, Hrabosky, Horton et al.) are really bad. The one exception is Edmonds, who's... tolerable and might become better. I wouldn't mind seeing Ankiel get out of the studio and get some time in the booth to see how he'd do.
   87. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:05 PM (#5722865)
are praying mantises found all over the U.S.?
I used to find some as a kid, and found them fascinating.


I love me praying mantis's they are just cool looking, and Dungeons and Dragons has a race called the Thri-Kreen which is basically human sized praying mantis but with 4 arms and two legs instead of two arms and 4 legs. They can leap 30 feet, fight two handed without a penalty and throw a triangle shaped weapon that returns to it's user. They have almost always been one of my go to races as the dm, even though they are "desert" creatures, my players know they are going to end up going against them eventually even in the woods.

   88. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5722867)
and Dungeons and Dragons has a race called the Thri-Kreen which is basically human sized praying mantis but with 4 arms and two legs

Gee, that's as interesting as your fantasy team.
   89. Perry Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:07 PM (#5722868)
I was channeling my inner Ray. It was a fantastic catch. I wonder if statcast is going to rate it better than the catch in center by some guy earlier in this week that some people thought was the greatest catch ever, but statcast gave it a 42% chance of being caught.


The Bader catch was 15%.
   90. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5722872)
McLaughlin is fine.


McLaughlin can be fine, but since the Matheny firing he has amped his terribleness up. Before he toted the company line and was accepting of stat analysis and would just egg the talking heads to talk about how bad fact based analysis is, but since Matheny's been firing, he has spent pretty much every second of every inning bad mouthing everything that is remotely associated with competent baseball. It's not a stretch to say that is the only thing he now talks about and gets his talking heads to talk about.

He pulls the old far moron baseball argument
strikeouts are bad
lack of hustle
lack of effort
lack of fundamentals
just bunt the ball against the shift
do more hit and runs etc... it's like watching baseball with someone's grandpa. It's annoying that he's advocating for losing baseball because he likes the aesthetics more.
   91. Voodoo Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:09 PM (#5722873)
Gee, that's as interesting as your fantasy team.


Ooh! Wanna hear about my OOTP universe?!?
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5722874)
The Bader catch was 15%.


Sounds about right, it was a great jump by a guy with great speed who made a pretty good beeline right for the ball and caught it at the edge of his ability.
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:11 PM (#5722876)
Gee, that's as interesting as your fantasy team.


Oh, did you know I benched Bour today because he was playing my sacred Cardinals, and in the first inning he hit an rbi single, and I'm thinking....damnit to hell.
   94. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:16 PM (#5722877)
Do the ####### Yankees ever do anything with RISP than strike out, strike out, strike out? This Fry character with a 4.54 ERA just made Hicks look like a Little Leaguer.
   95. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:19 PM (#5722880)
Okay, Superman's Stanton's the exception.
   96. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:36 PM (#5722890)
The Yankees should just rename themselves Murphy's Law, because if something can possibly go wrong with them, it always will.
   97. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:36 PM (#5722891)
Just saw a headline on the MLB Network crawl about Bartolo moving into first place for wins by a Latin American pitcher. It began as follows...

Colon: Passes Dennis Martinez.
   98. Chip Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:48 PM (#5722896)
The Yankees should just rename themselves Murphy's Law, because if something can possibly go wrong with them, it always will.


And to think, a big reason Cashman supposedly acquired Britton was to keep him from going to the Red Sox.

Is this the debut of Sonny Gray, Relief Ace?
   99. there isn't anything to do in buffalo but 57i66135 Posted: August 07, 2018 at 11:59 PM (#5722899)
little league home run alert in arizona.
   100. Howie Menckel Posted: August 08, 2018 at 12:37 AM (#5722903)
Sonny Gray shuts the door in relief in a 4-3 Yankees win in 13 innings

said no one ever, until now
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