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Monday, June 03, 2019

To OMNICHATTER! and beyond! for June 3, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:44 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:46 PM (#5847918)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5847920)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!


They won't. They're facing a team that hasn't paired excellent pitching with a good offensive showing in the same game in two weeks.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5847928)
That inning is a microcosm of the Cub offense lately. Even if they score without a homer, it's from something like a ground out. Put a guy on second or third and no one is getting a hit.
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:18 PM (#5847929)
Lester gets about 18 inches off the outside corner, it seems.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:20 PM (#5847931)
Cubs got younger today, DFAing Jim Adducci, age 34, and bringing in Carlos Gonzalez, age 33.
Gonzalez batting 5th in RF
   6. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:24 PM (#5847932)
Brewers demoted Hiura and brought back Shaw. BrewCrewBall is melting down
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:27 PM (#5847935)
Brewers demoted Hiura and brought back Shaw.
Yay Proven Veteran™!
   8. Davo Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:35 PM (#5847937)
Hiura hit just .281/.333/.531 in those 17 games with the Brewers. Terrible OBP, he’s gotta work on that.

   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:47 PM (#5847939)
A RBI hit with a runner in scoring position .... it's the apocalypse.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:52 PM (#5847942)
Do the Brewers get any service-time advantage from sending Hiura back down?
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:53 PM (#5847943)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!

Whoever would've thought that Mike Trout's muffing a line drive might turn out to be one of the answers?
   12. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 03, 2019 at 05:57 PM (#5847944)
Quiet, you. Season's bad enough as it is!
   13. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: June 03, 2019 at 06:06 PM (#5847946)
Sahadev Sharma @sahadevsharma 48s49 seconds ago

Cubs have as many hits with runners in scoring position today (4) as they did in their previous seven games combined. And three of those four hits in the previous seven games didn't drive in runs. 6-0 Cubs here in the sixth.


CarGo fixed the offense.
   14. mathesond Posted: June 03, 2019 at 06:15 PM (#5847949)
CarGo fixed the offense.


To quote post 7, Yay Proven Veteran™!
   15. Walt Davis Posted: June 03, 2019 at 06:35 PM (#5847953)
Do the Brewers get any service-time advantage from sending Hiura back down?

Possibly. Looks like 19-20 days of service time. The super-2 cutoff is usually around June 1 (I think), so if they'd kept him up all year, he'd have potentially been arb-eligible after 2021. If they keep him down for 3+ weeks, they can avoid super-2. But there's nothing related to getting the extra year at this point so holding him down would be pretty small stuff.

I suspect it's more about a 25-man roster crunch and he's got options. An injury or a minor trade away from coming back up. Glancing at their roster, he and Arcia might be the only position players with options. Gamel and Perez might too but both are doing fine as bench players. Also Yelich but I suspect demoting Yelich might raise some eyebrows. :-)
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: June 03, 2019 at 08:18 PM (#5847969)
Doesn't, um, Shaw have options left?
   17. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 03, 2019 at 08:46 PM (#5847973)
16--yes, two
   18. Man o' Schwar Posted: June 03, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5847987)
Demoting Heura seems nuts - I'm not sure what else they could have expected out of him, or what they think he will learn back at AAA. I can't imagine there's not some service time manipulation at the heart of it.
   19. Walt Davis Posted: June 04, 2019 at 01:08 AM (#5848012)
Good point, hadn't thought of that.

EDIT: That said, terrible start or not, Shaw has put up 8 WAR over the last 2 seasons. That guy gets activated ASAP.

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