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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Weekend OMNICHATTER for August 11-12, 2018

Scoreboards for the Major Leagues and all minor leagues,
courtesy of Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee).

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 11, 2018 at 02:50 PM | 132 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 11, 2018 at 02:52 PM (#5725153)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 11, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5725177)
Adrian Beltre has a wallet that is labeled "BAD ############\".

That is all.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2018 at 04:28 PM (#5725178)
Hard-earned 5-3 Yankee victory, as Chapman escapes a self-inflicted bases-loaded jam for the final out.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 11, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5725179)
I imagine there'll be no Gatorade bath today.
   5. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 11, 2018 at 05:36 PM (#5725187)
I really hope Lester is hurt. That'd be better than just terrible all of a sudden.
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 11, 2018 at 05:38 PM (#5725188)
I really hope Lester is hurt. That'd be better than just terrible all of a sudden.


I thought it was just some regression to the mean after an excellent start, but he's been pretty bad for a minute.

Also, when they hell did the Cubs get Jorge De La Rosa? I still remember Brewers announcers talking him up in, like, 2005.
   7. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 11, 2018 at 05:47 PM (#5725189)
This was before today's diaster:

Consider, for a moment, just the numbers over his past seven starts (since July 1): 35.2 IP, 6.81 ERA, 6.67 FIP. I bet you didn’t think it was that bad, did you? During this stretch, Lester has struck out just 15.6% of the batters he’s faced while walking 11.4%.


A few days ago, sent Rosario back down again. He was a fa.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2018 at 06:01 PM (#5725193)
After today's disaster:
Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff Writer

A stunned sold out Wrigley Field watched Jon Lester walk off the field after pitching just 3.2 innings while giving up eight earned runs against the Nationals. The outing raised his 2nd half ERA to 10.33 after compiling a 2.58 first half mark. The start contributed to the Cubs pitching woes -- they ranked 9th in starter's ERA in the NL coming into the game.
   9. Astroenteritis Posted: August 11, 2018 at 06:16 PM (#5725196)
Could the Astros just get back on the road already so they can win a game?
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 11, 2018 at 06:25 PM (#5725202)
Also, when they hell did the Cubs get Jorge De La Rosa? I still remember Brewers announcers talking him up in, like, 2005.


Jorge de la Rosa is the winningest pitcher in Rockies history. No, really.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 06:45 PM (#5725216)
dangit, been posting in the wrong thread not realizing that Friday omnichatter is not weekend omnichatter.
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 07:56 PM (#5725229)
Yadier a doubling machine, third double of this series for him, and it's his 500th career extra base hit. That would put him at 495th all time... not really a major milestone, but still a milestone.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 07:57 PM (#5725230)
Jose Martinez, Professional hitter with a single to score Yadier Molina from 3rd base.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5725231)
Cardinal announcers are ####### idiots. Martinez with a swinging bunt, that the third baseman ended up fielding about 4 feet in front of the bag, and are wondering why he (the third baseman) didn't let it roll to see if it was fair or foul... and the reality of the situation was it was about 2 feet inside the base line, it was bounding, not rolling and it was about 4 feet in front of the bag when the third baseman picked it up, it was bouncing, not rolling it's next bounce would have been even with the bag, there was no way anyone on the field thought that ball was going to "roll" foul... "why didn't he let it roll"....... IT WASN'T ROLLING, that is why.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5725232)
3-0 Cardinals... and Carpenter had zero to do with it, as he made the second out of the inning (followed by a Molina double, wild pitch, Martinez single, Ozuna triple and Dejong double.)
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5725233)
Apparently the Royals philosophy is to steal Cardinal coaches, both Simontachi and Cal Eldred have been poached by the Royals to join their organization.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:04 PM (#5725234)
Jerk-O with an rbi single to make it 4-0...
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5725235)
Yadier is in the midst of a record number of consecutive starts for a catcher aged 35 or older, the record was 8 games by Benji Molina, Yadier is at 19 (it's possible I heard it wrong and that Benji was 18 not 8)
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:16 PM (#5725236)
Cardinals just can't bunt for ####... Wong bunting for a hit just made a sucky ass bunt attempt.
   20. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:33 PM (#5725240)
Wong is just a fantastic fielder.
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5725241)
Cardinal announcers are defending piss poor base-running by the Royals, guy hits a single that was a clear double to right, but because Adolis Garcia has a reputation as a great arm, they didn't take the chance to go to second... I literally don't care if the guy was a literal canon , nobody on the planet would have thrown the runner out at second on that play.

Of course it's moot as the next batter hits a homerun, but still, it was poor base running by the Royals.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5725243)
Cardinal annoucers are really looking for dumb ass stats "Flaherty is among the top five in era among pitchers who have allowed 15 or more homeuns this year."
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5725244)
I will give the announcers credit today, their whining about playing the game the right way, avoiding strike outs, and crediting hustling on routine plays has been kept to a minimum.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 08:59 PM (#5725245)
Bader makes it six to 2... six is a serious number you know...

   25. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:15 PM (#5725250)
Carpenter walks, 29th consecutive game he's reached base, it's hard to believe Ted Williams did it something like 84 times.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5725251)
just pi searching it, and there have been 100 streaks of 29 or longer since 2010, so it's not really anything special yet.
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:26 PM (#5725254)
Glad to see mr early hook allowing a pitcher to go into the 7th inning.
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5725256)
Just looking at Flaherty stats, and I find it odd that a pitcher with almost 100 innings pitched at 105 era+ is only a .8 war pitcher.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:53 PM (#5725261)
Jordan hicks has now thrown 396 pitches this season over 100 mph... Chapman has a little over 100.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 09:58 PM (#5725262)
Adolis Garcia may not be getting good results as a batter so far, but he absolutely looks like a guy who can hit major league pitching.
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5725264)
Jose Martinez, professional hitter, with a homerun to raise his average finally back to .300.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 10:16 PM (#5725270)
Just because this was part of the discussion on the previous omnichatter, Matt Carpenter's war had a huge jump up and Misirlou wanted to argue that there was a league wide change because Baez also had a decent drop.

This isn't really about that discussion, but it is... as it stands right now, the Cardinals park factors is at 84 on offense... this is after a 98 the previous season, this doesn't seem reasonable, nobody should look at Cardinals offensive war and accept it as is, there is something seriously wrong with those numbers(and it's also destroying the pitchers numbers)

I don't know how that is going to affect other teams overall, but if you look at bb-ref it lists cardinal one season park factor as a 58.... not kidding, apparently Busch Stadium is to pitching what Colorado is to hitting, if they moved the fences in another 50 feet.

   33. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 10:17 PM (#5725272)
Other words, Carpenter is not a 6 war hitter right now. Regardless of what the numbers say, there is just an issue with park factors that will probably work it's way out as the season moves along.
   34. Jay Seaver Posted: August 11, 2018 at 10:19 PM (#5725273)
Just. Dingers.
   35. phredbird Posted: August 11, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5725278)
on behalf of perry, salvomania, sleepy, and any of the other cardinal btfers here that i might have left out, i'd like to thank cfb for covering our comment quota this weekend. you rock.
   36. Chip Posted: August 11, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5725281)
Report via satellite from Baltimore: SWEEP!
   37. Bote Man Posted: August 11, 2018 at 11:23 PM (#5725285)
AHHH! So the Orioles are on a roll--oh. nvm.

Meanwhile, the Nationals continue to scrape their butts just high enough off the ground to keep fans juuuuust enough interested to follow them a little more, but deep down we know their season is finished.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2018 at 11:29 PM (#5725288)
Cardinals have called up Patrick Wisdom, from what I understand if he doesn't make the 25 man roster next year he's a minor league free agent next season or something like that, so it's his chance to earn a ml job.
   39. Bote Man Posted: August 12, 2018 at 12:02 AM (#5725291)
Francisco Arcia pitched a scoreless 9th for the Angels in a 7-0 massive, unsurmountable blowout loss. I guess 17-man bullpens aren't helping, huh?
   40. Perry Posted: August 12, 2018 at 12:54 AM (#5725292)
Was at Coors last night, and saw Ryan McMahon, subbing for the injured Arenado, homer in the 7th to beat the Dodgers 5-4 in front of 43,000 in a playoff atmosphere. Tonight I took advantage of gifted Rapids tickets, so I missed McMahon's 3-run walkoff homer to beat LA 3-2. 47,000 tonight, and on a night the Broncos were playing at home. LoDo fever, baby! Wooooo!
   41. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 12, 2018 at 12:57 AM (#5725293)
A win tomorrow puts the Rox just a half game out of first.
   42. Sunday silence Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5725314)
There's a lot going on in baseball right now that isnt covered on BTF:

Estaban Loaiza facing life in prison in Cocaine case, (he's already pleaded so i dont think he'll do life)
Leonys Martin is in the hospital with some undisclosed ailment
BAL ties AL record for earliest pennant elimination (tying BOS 1932; modern record NYM 1962: Aug 7)
RIzzo career hit 1000
Puig career HR 100
Trout on the DL
   43. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5725315)
Since no one else has posted it: Cahna doesn't even have to move to catch the ball
   44. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 11:26 AM (#5725321)
Okay, here is a play by Laureano's, he had 4.4 seconds and had to go 76 feet, odds were 46percent he would catch it(other words the exact same play that Bradley had earlier this month) Laureano didn't have to dive, and just look at the throw.

This is the play that 43 is referring to. I wanted to include the link from mlb because it has some of the stats listed in the article from statcast.

edit: Bradley's play was actually 78 feet if I remember so it was a tad tougher.
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 11:37 AM (#5725325)
Apparently bb-ref fixed their issues, Matt Carpenter is back to 5.1 war after being up to 5.9 yesterday, park factors are back to 98/97 instead of 58/57 as they were yesterday for Busch, and Yadier dropped from 2.2 war to 1.6 war(after a good day at the plate, and Flaherty goes from .8 war to 1.8 war, yes a good day yesterday, but not a 1 war day....and Misirlou should be happy as Baez bounced back)
   46. Astroenteritis Posted: August 12, 2018 at 11:57 AM (#5725330)
How will the Astros lose another home game today? (I know, I know, it's supposed to be all caps, but I just can't do it)
   47. Howie Menckel Posted: August 12, 2018 at 12:03 PM (#5725333)
deGrom smirks

David Waldstein
‏Verified account @DavidWaldstein
18m18 minutes ago

Orioles Alex Cobb, who is 3-14, has a 2.37 ERA in his last 5 starts and his record in those games is 1-3. Wow, the O’s stink.
   48. Chip Posted: August 12, 2018 at 01:55 PM (#5725355)
Chris Sale strikes out the side in the 3rd. 7 Ks, 0 BBs, 1 H on 43 pitches through 3. Has been 97-100 MPH on the FB.

I guess the shoulder is OK.
   49. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:07 PM (#5725358)
Weaver scratched from todays game, Tyson Ross is getting the start.
   50. Chip Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5725363)
MASN Orioles broadcast puts up a NY Post quote about the Mets possibly moving away from analytics focus in their next GM hire. Mike Bordick and Gary Thorne decide they need to defend Sandy Anderson - SANDY ALDERSON - from those evil pocket protector never-played-the-game losers:

Bordick: “I can’t ever see him using analytics over raw judgment, and just what you see in a player.”

Thorne, forcefully: “I don’t think he did. I think the analytics thing was forced on him by the upper echelons of the the organization. I think they went out and hired all these analytics people because everyone else was doing it.”
   51. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5725364)
Chris Sale strikes out the side in the 3rd. 7 Ks, 0 BBs, 1 H on 43 pitches through 3. Has been 97-100 MPH on the FB.

12 through 5. A legit shot at 20, if he can pitch 9 innings.
   52. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:27 PM (#5725365)
Sale now 12 Ks through 5, 68 pitches, still only 1 hit.

Edit: dammit, coke to Banana Pants.
   53. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5725368)
Tyson Ross not looking so good in the first inning, struggling in the first inning is a thing that is normal for Cardinal pitchers, so he must be a Cardinal now.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5725369)
Bordick: “I can’t ever see him using analytics over raw judgment, and just what you see in a player.”

Thorne, forcefully: “I don’t think he did. I think the analytics thing was forced on him by the upper echelons of the the organization. I think they went out and hired all these analytics people because everyone else was doing it.”



lol... Alderson has got to be considered one of the pioneers of analytical use by a GM, to say different is to acknowledge a complete lack of knowledge of the history of analytics. He's not Branch Rickey obviously, but he's the guy who basically created Beane.
   55. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:35 PM (#5725370)
I guess Chris Sale isn't actually hurt.
   56. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5725371)
Lifted after 68 pitches though. I get the reasoning, but man. I thought they might give him a bit more rope, not less.
   57. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:39 PM (#5725372)
This Cedric Mullins kid the Orioles have called up has had a nice weekend. I don’t know a damned thing about him so I don’t know if he’s a legit prospect but he has played well. Been on base a lot.
   58. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:40 PM (#5725375)
Lifted after 68 pitches though. I get the reasoning, but man. I thought they might give him a bit more rope, not less.
They're running away with the division, and they're playing the Orioles. I think today's a good day to take foot off the gas pedal a little bit.
   59. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:42 PM (#5725376)
56 - As important as he is I don’t think it’s a big surprise that they are erring on the side of caution.
   60. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:44 PM (#5725379)
Like I said, I get the reasoning, and it's the smart play. Not arguing with that.
   61. Chip Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:46 PM (#5725381)
Alderson has got to be considered one of the pioneers of analytical use by a GM, to say different is to acknowledge a complete lack of knowledge of the history of analytics. He's not Branch Rickey obviously, but he's the guy who basically created Beane.


Bordick actually prefaced his comment by citing his experience playing WITH THE ATHLETICS under Alderson and LaRussa. When Beane was working directly for Alderson.
   62. Chip Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:48 PM (#5725382)
Tyler Thornburg and high leverage still not compatible.
   63. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5725384)
Best play of the week was by Didi. Check out the sliding stop, how quickly he got up, how quickly he got off the throw, the arc of the throw, and who the batter was.

And yeah, Ray, I know any shortstop could've done it.
   64. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:51 PM (#5725385)
Alderson has a skill that Beane and to a lesser extent, even Epstein don't have, and that is an ability to compartmentalize the departments. Instead of saying we are doing 'stats' analysis, he just did the job and let it trickle down, as far as I remember he never did a whole sale organizational shift in philosophy, but instead just slowly moved things to where he thought they needed to go. The players never really realized the changes as they happened, just that they happened. TLR who was an early stat guy and actually moved more to the non-stat side, as an A's manager you still had him as a stat willing manager, even if he was a bit resistant to the front office telling him what to do.
   65. Chip Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:52 PM (#5725387)
Ryan Brasier, yet another player whose name Gary Thorne refuses to learn to pronounce correctly.

My favorite is his repeated and consistent butchering of Encarnacion.
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 02:53 PM (#5725388)
Best play of the week was by Didi. Check out the sliding stop, how quickly he got up, how quickly he got off the throw, the arc of the throw, and who the batter was.


it's a nice play, but New York fans definition of great defense from a shortstop is a bit skewed by the fact that it's been at least 4 decades since they had a great defensive shortstop, and about 2 decades since they had an above average(Ordonez) one.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5725394)
Jose Martinez, professional hitter gets his average over .300 for the season with an rbi single to tie the game. Yadier with his speed manages to make it to third from first on a single to the centerfielder.
   68. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 12, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5725403)
Best play of the week was by Didi. Check out the sliding stop, how quickly he got up, how quickly he got off the throw, the arc of the throw, and who the batter was.

it's a nice play, but New York fans definition of great defense from a shortstop is a bit skewed by the fact that it's been at least 4 decades since they had a great defensive shortstop, and about 2 decades since they had an above average(Ordonez) one.


I should've mentioned that the batter was Delino DeShields. Statcast says he's the 6th fastest runner in the Majors going from home to first.

It's not that it was the greatest stop I've ever seen, or the quickest recovery, or the strongest throw. It's the combination of stop, recovery, throw and runner speed that made the play so incredible.

If you want to rag on the Yankees, Sonny Gray gave up two runs in his first inning of relief and has given up a leadoff double in the current inning. Rag away all you want, but that play by Didi was sublime.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 04:42 PM (#5725417)
At this rate, do the Red Sox get to 100 wins before they get to 40 losses?
   70. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2018 at 04:45 PM (#5725418)
Best play of the week was by Didi.
Nobody's going to top Ramon Laureano's throw from left-center this weekend. 321 feet on the fly, and right on target? Clemente couldn't have done any better.
   71. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 12, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5725420)
At this rate, do the Red Sox get to 100 wins before they get to 40 losses?
No. But what a ridiculous year so far.
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5725428)
Ozuna with a double to make six a serious number... $.50 drinks tomorrow.
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5725429)
Nobody's going to top Ramon Laureano's throw from left-center this weekend. 321 feet on the fly, and right on target? Clemente couldn't have done any better.


As TLR might say, it might not be the greatest throw of all time, but it's tied for first.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 05:01 PM (#5725430)
Dejong making the game a laughter with a 2 run shot in the ninth to make it 8-2.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5725434)
After four Cardinals have been hit in this game, in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs, the Cardinals hit a Royal... The umps eject the Cardinals pitcher. (note: there was no warning issued after the four hbp, but they got ejected for their first hbp... and yes I know that a warning isn't necessary for an ejection, but you would have to imagine that after the third hit by pitch, that a warning might become necessary)
   76. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 12, 2018 at 06:01 PM (#5725443)
Looks like the Angels are going to be back under .500. This season has turned into a waking nightmare.
   77. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 12, 2018 at 06:03 PM (#5725445)
Rockies and Dodgers go to the bottom of the ninth tied 3-3. LeMahieu opens the inning with a single and goes to second on Puig's error. Two outs and two intentional walks (to David Dahl and Ryan McMahon!) later, Chris Iannetta draws the walk-off walk.

Rox are just a half game behind the Dodgers in the NL West.
   78. Baldrick Posted: August 12, 2018 at 06:04 PM (#5725446)
M's win! But even more importantly, Roberto Osuna gets the loss.
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 06:27 PM (#5725451)
sadly the streak finder for pi doesn't really work. Yadier had his 20th consecutive start at catcher for the team, and I haven't been able to figure out how that ranks this year, because if you have a day off (team) the streak finder stops the streak.

   80. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 06:34 PM (#5725455)
Just because this is something I'm looking at right now.(and inspired by the catchers conversation in the other thread)

Yadier Molina has 1805 hits as a catcher, this is 9th all time. He needs another 355 hits as a catcher to take over the number two spot (Jason Kendall at 2160) This isn't a hof argument of course, since the names in the top ten are
1. Hof Irod (2749)
2. non-hof Kendall(2160)
3. hof Carlton Fisk (2145)
4. non-hof AJ Pierzynski (1971)
5. non-hof Ted Simmons (1908)
6. hof Gary Carter (1907)
7. hof Mike Piazza (1906)
8. non hof Bob Boone (1808)
9. unknown Yadier (1805)
10. non-hof Benito Santiago (1792)

just something I was looking up as I was looking at other things(Jed Lowrie got the 1000th hit of his career and that made me take a look at this)
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2018 at 07:06 PM (#5725461)
I know, me being a dork.... just looking at the standings on mlb and if you look in the nl, and go to the 'L10' column you see that 12 out of 15 teams are between 6-4 and 4-6... only the Marlins, 2-8; Phillies, 7-3; and Cardinals 8-2; break that trend. In the Al there are 6 teams breaking that trend which feels like more what you would expect in a random week.
   82. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2018 at 08:51 PM (#5725474)
Well, after spending the last couple weeks making pitchers like Heath Fillmyer look like Max Scherzer, the Cubs are having predictable results against the actual Max Scherzer.
   83. Red Voodooin Posted: August 12, 2018 at 09:54 PM (#5725499)
Cole Hamels has been really good as a Cub. Really good.
   84. Bote Man Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM (#5725500)
Ruben Amaro to-do list:

- become Mets GM
- sign Whole Camels
   85. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:25 PM (#5725504)
Zobrist is the guy I like in this spot.
   86. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5725505)
Javying? Under review.
   87. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5725506)
Assuming he gets to bat, I mean.
   88. Red Voodooin Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5725508)
Ugh. Was that the right call? I'm listening on the radio. Pat said it was "surprising" they called him out.
   89. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5725509)
Shoot.
   90. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5725510)
Well, that's a load of crap. Not obvious enough to overturn there.
   91. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5725511)
Jessica Mendoza is an idiot.
   92. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:28 PM (#5725512)
I'm listening to the ESPN Radio feed and they both thought he was out.
   93. Howie Menckel Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5725514)
he was pretty clearly out.

very close, and it took a number of replays, but he was out.
as they noted, the ball just has to enter the glove first. it did.

great hustle, anyway.

I dislike both of these teams a little, so I don't care about the outcome of the play.
   94. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5725515)
How far do you think Zimmerman's grand slam is going to go? :D
   95. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5725517)
. . . very close, and it took a number of replays, but he was out. . .

Yeah, it was an eyelash play, but with the super-slow mo, clearly out.
   96. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5725518)
Kintzler is this year's version of Justin Wilson, I see.
   97. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5725519)
Well, that's the ballgame.
   98. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5725520)
Well, that's the ballgame.


Sure feels that way lately.
   99. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5725522)
Hey, speaking of Justin Wilson!
   100. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 12, 2018 at 10:39 PM (#5725523)
as they noted, the ball just has to enter the glove first. it did.


Since when? Is that a rule change due to replay? The fielder has to have control of the ball for it to be an out. He doesn't have control if the ball is still traveling through the air.
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