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Throw it in a pot, add some broth, baby, you’ve got OMNICHATTER! for August 27, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:00 PM | 71 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5734402)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. TomH Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:11 PM (#5734411)
TRIVIA for tonight: what un-clutchy MLB team is

1st in MLB in home runs with no runners on base (also near the top in 2B and 3B)

But 17th in MLB in HR with men on base.
   3. rconn23 Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:19 PM (#5734423)
Yankees.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5734431)
I watched a fair amount of 2003 Tigers baseball. It speaks to the absolute putrid nature of the team that the astonishingly dreadful 2018 Orioles would still need to have a pretty awful September to even have a shot at passing the '03 Tigers' 119 losses.
   5. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:53 PM (#5734443)
And yet 3 years later Detroit was in the Series. I sort of doubt that's in the cards for the Orioles.
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 27, 2018 at 05:59 PM (#5734450)
1st in MLB in home runs with no runners on base (also near the top in 2B and 3B)


Dodgers. They have ten guys with double-digit homers, and Machado is likely to make it 11.
   7. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:15 PM (#5734483)
Stone soup OMNICHATTER.

Harper grounds a base hit through the shift, advances to 3B on Rendon's grounder also to the right side.

Now Soto grounds one to the right side, all of this with 2 outs. The apparently very porous right side of the Phillies infield. Get some of that miracle patch stuff over there that the guy on the TV infomercial sells, STAT!!
   8. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:21 PM (#5734485)
Stone soup OMNICHATTER.


Oh, man ... I remember "Stone Soup" from like 3rd grade!
   9. Astroenteritis Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:28 PM (#5734489)
A's v. Astros should be fun, but the A's have the road team advantage. On June 15 the A's were 34-36. They've gone 45-16 since. Amazing.
   10. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5734490)
A "healthy" Stephen Strasburg has thrown a few fastballs in the 91-92 mph range. He didn't appear to be in trouble in the 1st inning, but we shall watch carefully how things unfold as this game progresses.
   11. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5734498)
Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo
Strasburg is through 2 scoreless innings on 28 pitches. His fastball sat at 93-94 mph in the 2nd. Nationals lead 2-0.

If Stras works like Max, he should be throwing 97-99 mph by the 6th inning.
   12. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:57 PM (#5734503)
TOE!
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5734504)
Mets are 2nd in MLB in road OBP and 3rd in road OPS and 6th in road runs scored.

Thor is 6-0 outside of NL East this year.

why even bother playing? Murphy's .390 AVG vs Mets is highest ever vs them (150+ AB)

also, the Mets suck
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5734506)
Yanks just got a big break when that call em out / throw em out DP wasn't reversed. The White Sox runner was clearly safe but for whatever reason (East Coast bias?) the umps let it stand.
   15. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:00 PM (#5734507)
Yankees bias. Admit it. ADMIT IT!!
   16. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5734510)
Well, considering they couldn't bring a run in from 3rd with 0 outs, seems like things evened out ...
   17. stevegamer Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5734511)
Harper grounds a base hit through the shift, advances to 3B on Rendon's grounder also to the right side.

Now Soto grounds one to the right side, all of this with 2 outs. The apparently very porous right side of the Phillies infield. Get some of that miracle patch stuff over there that the guy on the TV infomercial sells, STAT!!


Sadly the right side of the Phillies infield is the relatively non-porous side, usually. Hernandez & Santana are much better than Franco & (ugh) Kingery. Cabrera is such an upgrade at short.
   18. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:20 PM (#5734515)
Cabrera is such an upgrade at short.

"What are '7 words that no Mets fan ever expected to hear uttered again,' Alex"
   19. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5734517)
IT'S GLEYBER DAY!!!! 2-0 Yanks.
   20. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:31 PM (#5734518)
Cubs go double, single, double, single off Thor and get 1 run in the inning. Lester doesn't look sharp, let's hope that's not going to come back and haunt the Cubs.
   21. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:32 PM (#5734519)
Like I was saying. Wind blowing out and Lester throwing bp
   22. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5734520)
IT'S GLEYBER DAY!!!! 2-0 Yanks.


Been a while. EVERYBODY GLEYBER NOW!!!
   23. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5734524)
So is Lester hurt or what? He’s been awful.
   24. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5734526)
The exact path to Lester turning into the Cubs 4th best sp hasn't gone exactly as I thought it would, but it is one preseason prediction I look to have nailed.
   25. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 08:43 PM (#5734527)
Crazy thing, Moses, is he was so good the first couple of months.
   26. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:01 PM (#5734536)
HAVE THE RED SUCKS LOST YET ?

EVIL POST @DELMONICO
   27. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5734540)
Crazy thing, Moses, is he was so good the first couple of months.

So...you're saying he was good at first...
   28. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5734541)
#### yeah. Stupid IBB early in the game should always backfire.
   29. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5734542)
Right. I didn't expect darvish and quintana to both be worse, and Monty better. But here we are.
   30. rconn23 Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:17 PM (#5734544)
Another Boone flub. Tanaka shouldn't have been in the game after laboring the last inning.
   31. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5734545)
Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

4-2
   32. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:22 PM (#5734548)
Lester leading the NL in pitcher RBI. Who would have figured that after his hapless (with the bat) 2015?
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5734549)
If only he worked on his pickoffs as much as his hitting. I kid
   34. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:24 PM (#5734551)
I was at the White Sox/Tigers game Friday night and had really good seats along the right field wall. My main takeaway from the game was that the Tigers really suck and Avisail Garcia is built like a brick shithouse. I can see what Miguel Cabrera's wife saw in him.
   35. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5734555)
At the game and that Lester hit was awesome. It’s always the good-but-unlikely things that are the most fun.
   36. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:28 PM (#5734556)
4 runs is not gonna win this game.
   37. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:29 PM (#5734557)
Dan Kolko @masnKolko
Stephen Strasburg goes six solid, allowing two runs. Fastball touched 95 a bunch of times, was 93-94 most of the night. But the offspeed stuff was really sharp. Nice building-block outing.
   38. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:31 PM (#5734559)
Thor has a bigger zone tonight. That first called strike way outside totally made that javy AB predictable.
   39. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:31 PM (#5734560)
At the game and that Lester hit was awesome. It’s always the good-but-unlikely things that are the most fun.

take it to the DH thread!
:)
   40. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5734564)
Hahaha. Pickoff too?
   41. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:43 PM (#5734566)
That pickoff was fun too, but I gotta blame that on pure Metsdom. Those guys are always finding novel ways to torture their fans.
   42. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 09:59 PM (#5734572)
And now the defense.
   43. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5734573)
Punch me in the face for that defense.

Ugh.
   44. rconn23 Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5734574)
What a terrible showing by the Yankees tonight.
   45. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5734575)
Ryan Madson was on the DL for 13 days to work on some sort of nerve problem in his lower back that forced him to alter his delivery with predictable results. Tonight, tanned, rested, and ready his first pitch was whacked out of the ballpark by Rhys Hoskins. That was the only damage, though.

The Nats still hang on to their post-season chances by what little fingernails are left after getting chewed to the quick.
   46. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5734576)
Hell yeah.

Lester had everyone here muttering in disgust in the second. But he sure turned that around. Nice recovery, Jon.
   47. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5734578)
Daniel Murphy now has a career line against the Mets of .395/.454/.720 (in 175 PAs.)
   48. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5734579)
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I like the Cubs chances now that we're in the pens, even after that game tying homer.
   49. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5734580)
Thank you White Sox, NY goes down, Red Sox lead back up to 6.5...and 6 in all NY fans "all important loss column"
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:23 PM (#5734581)
How does an ump not see when the ball lands right on the foul line? Geez.
   51. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:25 PM (#5734582)
How does an ump not see when the ball lands right on the foul line? Geez.

Let God NYC sort it out!
   52. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5734584)
While I was mostly occupied with the Yankees game, the Nationals terrific teenager Juan Soto had another good game, 2 hits & a BB. That's a historic walk, Soto's 61st, BREAKING THE TEENAGE SINGLE SEASON WALK RECORD, long-held by Andy's boyhood idol, Will Smalley, WHO SET THE MARK IN 1890.

   53. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:43 PM (#5734585)
He died 1 year later. Rough.
   54. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:46 PM (#5734586)
Lester didn't get that corner all game. Oh well.
   55. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5734587)
Neither did Smith earlier in the PA.
   56. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:00 PM (#5734589)
Rizzo
   57. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5734590)
He died 1 year later. Rough.

stomach cancer at age 20.
caught a break when the Players League sprouted in 1890, so NL needed bodies. he was one, until he wasn't.

61 R, 61 OPS+ on a 44-88 Spiders squad
   58. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:11 PM (#5734593)
I’m going on record as not liking this pitching change. And for strategic reasons, not just against the principle of making a pitching change with a 3-run lead in the ninth.
   59. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:14 PM (#5734595)
Geez, now Chavez. This isn’t getting better. I defend a lot of joe’s moves but I don’t understand taking a pitcher out to put two worse pitchers in.
   60. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:16 PM (#5734596)
He died 1 year later. Rough.

Smalley held the MLB Youngest To Die record for 75 years, until Jay Dahl surpassed him in 1965.
   61. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:18 PM (#5734597)
Did Pedro's arm fall off? Why would you go to Justin Wilson there?
   62. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:21 PM (#5734598)
Sheesh. I'll take it.
   63. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:22 PM (#5734599)
That was a lot more uncomfortable than it needed to be.
   64. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5734600)
Strop has had a few iffy appearances lately that I sort of understand the short leash. He wasn't close to any of his spots. Not that Wilson is the answer, but Chavez has been lights out here so far.
   65. Brian C Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5734601)
Yeah it worked out. I’m taking credit for it - the Cubs really do have an exceptional record when I’m at the game over the past 11 seasons, since I moved to Chicago.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:49 PM (#5734607)
Sounds like I missed some managering while I was at band practice. But I'll be at the old ball yard tomorrow night, so hopefully I'll get a chance to see Joe manager live. It's thrilling.
   67. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:53 PM (#5734608)
Sounds like I missed some managering while I was at band practice.

Well, one time, at band camp...
   68. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 27, 2018 at 11:56 PM (#5734609)
Bleacher Report MLB @BR_MLB
Ohtani joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Ryan as only players with 15 HRs and 4+ wins in a season.

Is this a big deal? Because it sounds like a big deal.
   69. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 28, 2018 at 12:09 AM (#5734610)
Well, one time, at band camp...
Oh, man, yeah - it was great. Toward the end of the piece, the conductor called time out, walked over to the first clarinetist, and switched her out for a lefthanded clarinetist because the greater left-hand dexterity would help with the upcoming measures. Then, after the measure was over, he stopped the music again and brought in a different righthanded clarinetist to finish off the piece. It was awesome. I mean, yeah, it took a while for the new clarinetists to walk onstage from the wings, unpack their instruments and get tuned up and whatnot, and that stopped the flow of the music, but it was totally worth it to hear the precision with which that left-handed clarinetist played the passage. The audience didn't seem to agree, though, for some reason.

Wait, that wasn't where you were going with that?
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 28, 2018 at 01:28 AM (#5734618)
Ohtani joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Ryan as only players with 15 HRs and 4+ wins in a season.
Felt like a big deal in the stadium. Glad I'm here for it. Less glad I have to watch this bullshit bullpen.

Rockies bullpen just as bad!
   71. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2018 at 01:42 AM (#5734619)
Ohtani may be working his way back into Rookie of the Year consideration, even without pitching again, although reportedly he's making progress on that front too, tossing a 50-pitch simulated game this afternoon.

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