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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Weekend OMNICHATTER for August 18-19, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 04:24 AM | 161 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 04:29 AM (#5729162)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:33 AM (#5729182)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!


It's a thrilling repertoire of losing they've got going at the moment.

I hope to get to the games tonight and tomorrow, but there is no Mike Trout to watch (and no Adrian Beltre either). I did get to see Andrelton Simmons hit a home run (with Albert limping in to score ahead of him) last night, and that was a highlight. Simmons is quite a ballplayer.
   3. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 01:30 PM (#5729249)
This has to be in the top 10 of Greatest Things EVAH!!

Michael Baumann @MJ_Baumann
ESPN and MLB Network thought this was real, and not a joke, and put it on TV and it got back to Trevor Bauer:

Trevor Bauer says that the doctors' timeline for his return is based on outdated mainstream medicine and he's begun a course of blood transfusions and colloidal silver to rid his body of CIA nanites. He anticipates missing two starts, three tops.


Which led to this Tweet:

Trevor Bauer @BauerOutage
For anyone who thinks this is actually true, it’s not. Saw this on the crawl of ESPN. Couldn’t hear the audio so not sure how they’re presenting it but it is not true at all. @espn
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 01:31 PM (#5729250)
I watch/listen to more or less every single game. Over the last two days, the Angels have thrown four guys that I've literally never heard of before.

It's really bad right now. Everything is the worst.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2018 at 01:37 PM (#5729254)
Trevor Bauer @BauerOutage
For anyone who thinks this is actually true, it’s not. Saw this on the crawl of ESPN. Couldn’t hear the audio so not sure how they’re presenting it but it is not true at all. @espn
That may be the case, Trevor, but the thing is, it’s entirely plausible, such that people are ready and willing to think that it’s true. What does that say about you?
   6. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5729279)
Chad Jennings @chadjennings22
Chris Sale back on the disabled list. Left shoulder inflammation.

This sounds like it could be bad.
   7. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 02:43 PM (#5729282)
Informal collection of charts that might add up to something:

Jacob Rasch #DUSTYWARNEDUS @serious_jammage
Made some cool charts on the death of the starting pitcher over time, and a lot of them show just how much trends have accelerated over the past 5 years.
   8. JJ1986 Posted: August 18, 2018 at 02:46 PM (#5729286)
Over the last two days, the Angels have thrown four guys that I've literally never heard of before.
I assume one of them is Ty Buttrey. I remember him because he went to high school one minute from where my dad lives, but no idea how he got to the Angels.
   9. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 18, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5729299)
I assume one of them is Ty Buttrey. I remember him because he went to high school one minute from where my dad lives, but no idea how he got to the Angels.


The PR department asked for a country singer to do the national anthem, and someone sent him.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2018 at 03:08 PM (#5729301)
EDIT: Nevermind.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 03:12 PM (#5729311)
Chris Sale back on the 10 day DL
from TFA:
Sale previously went to the DL on July 31 (retroactive to the 28th) with the same injury, which perhaps makes this an alarming development for Boston. However, given that the Red Sox own the American League’s best record by a comfortable 10 1/2 games, this may be a precautionary move on their part as the playoffs draw closer.
   12. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5729323)
The good Luis Severino who was so dominant for the Yankees in the first half of the season may be back. Through 5 innings, no runs, 4 hits, 8 K's, on 96 pitches. Perhaps not quite as good as earlier, but a step in the right direction.
   13. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 04:44 PM (#5729368)
I assume one of them is Ty Buttrey. I remember him because he went to high school one minute from where my dad lives, but no idea how he got to the Angels.
He's the new guy I HAVE heard of, being the main prospect coming over from Boston in the Kinsler trade. The other guys, though, haven't shown much in their short time. There's the rest of the season to find out, and Buttrey is already going to be on the short list for late-inning relief work because he throws hard and has actual minor league success in his background. Surgery will no doubt be in his near future.
   14. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5729374)
This just in ... AJ Cole STILL sucks, but the Yankees win!
   15. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 05:27 PM (#5729389)
Yankees fans should consider the very real possibility they could face Justin Verlander in a one game playoff.

A's playing .750 baseball over past two months.
   16. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 05:46 PM (#5729394)
A's rake three straight doubles to open the sixth vs Keuchel.

3-0.
   17. stanmvp48 Posted: August 18, 2018 at 05:50 PM (#5729395)
Dodgers have the best run differential in the N.L.
   18. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 05:52 PM (#5729396)
Fourth double chases Keuchel, 5-0.
   19. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 05:55 PM (#5729400)
Dodgers have the best run differential in the N.L.


But eighth-best record. Very feast or famine at the plate, and shaky bullpen setting up Jansen, whose recent absence easily cost them 3 or 4 ballgames. And KJ hasn't been lights out, either.
   20. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:13 PM (#5729404)
The mighty Astros with just one hit through 7 innings. A great outing by Cahill. Here comes the A's bullpen.
   21. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:20 PM (#5729407)
That one hit was a ball that Semien booted. I thought it should have been an error at the time (not even thinking about Cahill tossing a no-hitter).
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:23 PM (#5729408)
That's right, I forgot about that. Didn't seem like a big deal at the time, but ... I still don't think it's that big a deal. Cahill threw 100 pitches, and a win today is more important than a no-hitter.
   23. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:24 PM (#5729409)
Yeah, the consolation is that they weren't tempted to leave Cahill in unnecessarily.
   24. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:35 PM (#5729410)
deGrom having the better of Mets-Phillies:The Two Jakes. Arrieta is out after six trailing 1-0. deGrom pitch count is low enough that a complete game is in reach.
   25. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:36 PM (#5729412)
Kinda busy in Arlington. Cowboys play across the street in an hour, slowing traffic to the Ballpark to a crawl. Nomar Mazara Bobblehead night to boot. 101° and humid. Why am I here? Keeps me off the streets.
   26. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:37 PM (#5729413)
Astros get their clean hit, Tony Kemp HR off Petit.
   27. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:40 PM (#5729414)
I hope deGrom gets his CG. Are complete games rarer now than shutouts were 40 years ago?
   28. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:41 PM (#5729416)
First place!
   29. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:44 PM (#5729418)
And we have a tie for first place in the AL West.
   30. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:51 PM (#5729423)
Dang, start casting the movie about the ‘18 Athletics.
   31. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:53 PM (#5729424)
I was wrong about Adrian Beltre above and I’m glad. His hamstring has recovered enough for him to DH tonight.
   32. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 06:55 PM (#5729425)
The Phillies really are terrible at fielding and running the bases, just fundamental stuff. Part of that is being the youngest lineup in the majors, part playing out of position, but they do little league stuff all the time.

   33. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:20 PM (#5729431)
Tarp out in Texas, thunderstorms on the way. This will not affect the Cowboys game because THEY HAVE A DOME but may delay our start.

Dennis Martinez is signing autographs. He is part of a Rangers feature called Alumni Alley; last night it was Benji Gil. But I had to check B-Ref; Martinez never played for Texas. Is he connected with the Angels now?
   34. Stormy JE Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5729434)
DeGrom now has more wins than WAR. That took a while.
   35. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:24 PM (#5729435)
A herd of Chick Fil A cow mascots are cowering near home plate as the clouds roll in. This is pretty ####### surreal. I may need more beer.
   36. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:29 PM (#5729438)
A herd of Chick Fil A cow mascots are cowering near home plate as the clouds roll in. This is pretty ####### surreal.
Don't cows always lie down in the pasture before it rains?
   37. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5729441)
Well, if the game goes past midnight, these cows will have to go home.
   38. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:35 PM (#5729442)
101° and humid.

I may need more beer.

You may need an IV so you don't sweat it out faster than you can drink it.
   39. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:35 PM (#5729443)
The Phillies really are terrible at fielding and running the bases, just fundamental stuff. Part of that is being the youngest lineup in the majors, part playing out of position, but they do little league stuff all the time.

I believe the Cubs have the youngest lineup in baseball by weighted age. Or at least they did a month ago.
   40. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:36 PM (#5729444)
Good Lord Chatwood!
   41. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:37 PM (#5729446)
Salt is the key to maintaining hydration. I am eyeing the Beyond Sausage™ vegan bratwurst.
   42. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:38 PM (#5729447)
Chatwood is still really ####### terrible. Noted.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:46 PM (#5729451)
I believe the Cubs have the youngest lineup in baseball by weighted age. Or at least they did a month ago.


Not sure about weighted average, but according to bb-ref the Phils are at 26.4 vs Cubs at 27.0
   44. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5729453)
The Phillies really are terrible at fielding and running the bases, just fundamental stuff.

When does that survey by < a reputable baseball site > come out? You know, where fans rate each player by the Eye Test™
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5729454)
Ozuna just hit one into Big Mac land.... I'm thinking the 30+ homerun power that was promised for his signing is showing up now. Considering the throw he made last night I still think his arm is toast, but apparently he's figured out how to work around it. (note: the throw I'm talking about wasn't a "in play throw", but a return throw to the infield, in which he looked horrible)
   46. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5729455)
Beyond Sausage™ vegan bratwurst


eat mor soylint green
   47. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5729456)
Schwarber telling Zobrist he didn't get meatballs that meaty during the HR derby.
   48. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:52 PM (#5729457)
Dennis Martinez is signing autographs. He is part of a Rangers feature called Alumni Alley; last night it was Benji Gil. But I had to check B-Ref; Martinez never played for Texas. Is he connected with the Angels now?

Dennis Martinez pitched for the Expos.

The Expos moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Nationals.

The Texas Rangers used to play in D.C. as the Senators.

He's an alumnus! QED
   49. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5729458)
Great job, Chatwood.
   50. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5729460)
Great job, Chatwood.


What on earth happened to the guy?
   51. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5729461)
Dan Kolko @masnKolko
Trea Turner homers. And with Jefry Rodriguez coming around on that longball, Nats pitchers have now scored five runs in the last two-plus games (Roark twice, Max twice, now Rodriguez). Impressive table-setting by the starters.

#NoDH
   52. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:01 PM (#5729462)
Athletics had eight doubles by four players -- Davis, Olson, Piscotty, and Phegley.

I didn't know Josh Phegley existed before today.
   53. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:02 PM (#5729464)
The Cubs never tire of innovating! Check out their exciting new run prevention strategy -- put runners on base, turn DPs! Now up to 9 in their last 12 innings.
   54. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5729465)
Wong just got hit by a pick off throw.
   55. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5729466)
Move over Max Scherzer:

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
Jacob deGrom is up to 204 strikeouts, making him one of four Mets pitchers to record 200+ in at least three seasons.

The full list:

-Tom Seaver (1968-1976)
-Dwight Gooden (1984-86, '90)
-David Cone (1988, 1990-92)
-Jacob deGrom (2015, 2017-18)
   56. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5729469)
The Cubs remaining schedule (per the broadcast) is a bit weird ... 21 games against the NLC, 17 of those at home; 19 games outside the NLC, 3 of those at home.
   57. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:07 PM (#5729470)
Move over Max Scherzer:

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
Jacob deGrom is up to 204 strikeouts, making him one of four Mets pitchers to record 200+ in at least three seasons.

The full list:

-Tom Seaver (1968-1976)
-Dwight Gooden (1984-86, '90)
-David Cone (1988, 1990-92)
-Jacob deGrom (2015, 2017-18)


In other words, he's none of 3 to do so in 4 seasons.
   58. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5729474)
Scheduled start time, tarp still on field, raining hard, storms still as far west as Abilene.
   59. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:14 PM (#5729476)
Huh, I might consider Phegley to be one of the less anonymous A's.

Always an interesting phenomenon, the anonymity of the A's. I mean if you asked reasonably informed baseball fans if they knew who Jonathan Lucroy is, you'd get pretty good recognition. But if you asked them who the starting C is for the 2018 A's, I doubt more than 30 people could tell you it's Lucroy, and 15 of those are his teammates and manager.
   60. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5729477)
Scheduled start time, tarp still on field, raining hard, storms still as far west as Abilene.

Hmmm ... Lyle Lovett? Rodney Crowell? Sounds too highbrow for Waylon or Willie.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:23 PM (#5729479)
Wong has to leave the game because of being hit by a pick off....
   62. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:26 PM (#5729481)
Oh, I want to go back to the armadillo
Rain delays around Amarillo and Abilene
Soggiest turf and the wettest grounds crews I’ve ever seen
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5729484)
This is a much more enjoyable game to watch, have the game on so I can see it, but muted so I can't hear the bs hagiography and myth making for Shildt as the greatest manager ever in the history of the game, for basically just letting the players play exactly as they have for the previous 10 or so seasons...

Meanwhile watching another show and with volume on.
   64. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:29 PM (#5729485)
Cubs can't score unless it's a solo HR and they already hit one today.
   65. salvomania Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:30 PM (#5729486)
Right after finally getting his avg up to .240 for the first time this year.

Since July 3 (27 games) he's hitting .348/.398/.539, finally pushing his overall numbers to near-respectability.

Seriously, though, if Wong hits at all the Cardinals are suddenly a team with no easy outs 1-through-8.
   66. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5729490)
Cubs can't score unless it's a solo HR and they already hit one today.

Not every strategy is perfect but if Chatwood had stuck to the plan and gotten a DP out of Cervelli, we wouldn't be in this mess. :-)
   67. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5729492)
Holy Moly, this rain is extreme. I believe they will call this game. Maybe play two tomorrow.
   68. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:45 PM (#5729495)
Heaviest rain I’ve ever seen at the Ballpark. They have evacuated the top two decks, and people have to huddle under shelter because the wind is blowing the rain horizontally into the stadium. Weirdly, the Cowboys (preseason) game from across the street is playing on all the video monitors, and huge cheers keep going up when Dallas does something good.
   69. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5729496)
TFW you wonder if you rolled up your car windows ...
   70. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5729497)
Weirdly, the Cowboys (preseason) game from across the street is playing on all the video monitors,
It's Dallas. I'm surprised they wouldn't have the Cowboys game on even if the Rangers were playing at the moment.
   71. Brian C Posted: August 18, 2018 at 08:51 PM (#5729498)
Damn, Javy totally got his pitch there and just swung under it a little.
   72. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:10 PM (#5729503)
clarkspencer @clarkspencer
The Nationals' bullpen cart blows right by the Marlins pen before Rucinksi emerged, leaving him to trot to the mound as usual. By my count, the cart is now 0 for 7 picking up relievers this series.

Mark Lerner's vanity project.
   73. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5729504)
You can smell the desperation at Nationals Park.
   74. BDC Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5729505)
This is strangely enjoyable. They have not yet called the game, but during a recent break in the rain, hundreds of people have taken their bobbleheads and bailed. I will stay if they play, at this point, and if they play a doubleheader tomorrow, I will come back. A nice change of pace! But as so often my phone battery is draining, so I will sign off now from Chatter.
   75. perros Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:12 PM (#5729506)

Always an interesting phenomenon, the anonymity of the A's.


Hence the A's.

They were 10 1/2 back after getting swept by the Astros on June 14. I have no idea how they got good after that. Their current rotation is Manaea, Fiers, Anderson, Jackson, Cahill....

Mediocrity, and retreaded at that.

No idea.

   76. Howie Menckel Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:27 PM (#5729510)
deGrom a CG with 0 ER and his 17th straight quality start - now is 8-7 with a 1.71 ERA

best ERA+s in Mets history for 162+ IP
1. Dwight Gooden 1985 229 (24-4)
2. JACOB deGROM 2018 206 BEFORE today's game (8-7)
3. Tom Seaver 1971 194 (20-10)
4. Tom Seaver 1973 175 (19-10)
5. Al Leiter 1998 170 (17-6)
6. Johan Santana 2008 166 (16-7)
7. Tom Seaver 1969 165 (25-7)

the top 5 seasons BEHIND 8-7 deGrom - who was won 3 straight! - combined for a 97-40 record. with Doc, it's 121-44
   77. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:29 PM (#5729511)
Their current rotation is Manaea, Fiers, Anderson, Jackson, Cahill....

Mediocrity, and retreaded at that.



Noah Frank @NoahFrankWTOP
Trevor Cahill as a starter with the A's: 45-37, 3.80 ERA

Trevor Cahill as a starter with everyone else: 27-38, 4.44 ERA
   78. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:32 PM (#5729512)
Daniel Murphy singled on the 11th pitch of a plate appearance during which pitcher Tayron Guerrero hit 102mph. They've GOT to find guys who can throw HARDER!!! This 102mph weak sauce just won't do.
   79. Chip Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:40 PM (#5729514)
BREAKING NEWS: A clean inning. From Craig Kimbrel.
   80. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5729515)
With an inning to go in this one, the Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last 6 games -- 4 on Bote's GS, 8 against the Brewers. Ten of the 15 runs have come on 6 HR including, as noted, three solo HRs being our only scoring in the last 3 games. We've scored in just 7 of our last 52 innings.
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5729516)
Bader with another great defensive catch.. .not sure how many people in this game could have made that play from where he started.
   82. Walt Davis Posted: August 18, 2018 at 09:56 PM (#5729519)
Cahill was also excellent as a reliever for the Cubs over 1+ seasons -- 158 ERA+ in 82 IP. (Less impressive by FIP but no complaints.)
   83. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:03 PM (#5729522)
Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
David Wright finished 0-for-4 in his latest rehab game for Class A St. Lucie, and is now 0-for-14 overall.

Jay Bruce also went 0-for-4, playing nine innings at first base. Wright stretched out to seven innings at third.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:04 PM (#5729523)
Carpenter's streak ends, it wasn't a tremendous streak, but you would have hoped it would have continued.
   85. phredbird Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5729524)

funny thing too, carp reached on a fielder's choice early on, and scored.
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5729525)
funny thing too, carp reached on a fielder's choice early on, and scored.


My gf was wondering why that didn't count for continuing the streak.
   87. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:26 PM (#5729529)
Extrys in our Nation's Crapital. Marlins 5, Nats 5, T10
   88. Bote Man Posted: August 18, 2018 at 10:46 PM (#5729534)
Well, that didn't work out for the Nats. But since the Braves also lost, the Nats can comfort themselves that they are still a healthy 7 games behind. OH YEAHH!!
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2018 at 11:02 PM (#5729542)
You know, I haven't actually bothered to examine the schedule this year, but just did for the remainder of the year, and it's freaking weird.

September has traditionally been divisional heavy.... Over the rest of this season,(after this weekend series with the Brewers) the Cardinals have 6 games with the Pirates, 3 games with the Reds, 3 games with the Brewers and 3 games with the Cubs. That is 15 out of 37 games remaining for the season... The rest of the season features 7 games against the Dodgers, 3 against the Rockies, 3 against Detroit, 3 against Atlanta, 3 against the Giants and another 3 against the Nationals. Don't get me wrong, this seems like a weak ass schedule going forward, but still it seems weird to not have a majority of the games remaining at this time of the season against your division rivals.

edit: for the record, the Cardinals do play a series against every division rival in September, but that is still only 12 games. (well technically 11 since one of the Reds games happens in August)
   90. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 18, 2018 at 11:15 PM (#5729547)
The "Fan of the Game" was just interviewed at the LAA @ Rangers game - a cheerful fellow wearing a garishly-colored, hugely over-sized foam 10-gallon hat. Must be BDC.
   91. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 18, 2018 at 11:19 PM (#5729550)
Albert Pujols with a curiously productive start to the delayed game, a homer and single and 3 RBI.
   92. Perry Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:36 AM (#5729565)
Busy tonight so I missed it, but for the record, the Rockies trailed at Atlanta 3-0 with 2 out in the 9th and nobody on, tied it (Story 2B, Dahl 1B, Desmond 2B, Parra 1B), then won it in the 10th. They go for the 4-game sweep tomorrow.
   93. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:49 AM (#5729566)
Mariners win on the walk-off balk; hard to blame this one in Jansen's absence.
   94. John DiFool2 Posted: August 19, 2018 at 06:59 AM (#5729573)
I looked at the replay for the balk-what, exactly, was the rationale for calling it? All he did was step off of the rubber. Was it for lowering his hands (to initiate the pitching motion) before he stepped off?
   95. perros Posted: August 19, 2018 at 07:25 AM (#5729577)
Oakland's home park has to be the best in baseball for pitchers.

The Dodgers have gone 3-6 without Jansen, lising five of those in the opponents' last AB, so hell yeah it's cost them. Can't really see them advancing in the playoffs, assuming they even make it.
   96. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM (#5729615)
I looked at the replay for the balk-what, exactly, was the rationale for calling it? All he did was step off of the rubber. Was it for lowering his hands (to initiate the pitching motion) before he stepped off?


From here:

But with one out, the bases loaded, the infield and outfield in close and Kyle Seager (who homered in the first inning) up, Turner broke toward third base to keep baserunner Cameron Maybin closer to the bag should there be a ground ball and a play at the plate.

When that happened, Maybin appeared to distract Floro, who stepped off the rubber. But first-base umpire Andy Fletcher ruled that the pitcher's hands separated from the set position before he stepped off, waving Maybin home with the winning run.

   97. SoSH U at work Posted: August 19, 2018 at 11:34 AM (#5729635)
But first-base umpire Andy Fletcher ruled that the pitcher's hands separated from the set position before he stepped off, waving Maybin home with the winning run.


The first base ump was calling the separation of the hands of a righthanded pitcher in the stretch?

I watched it several times. There might have been something there, but it didn't seem like anything more than what goes uncalled several times each day.

   98. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5729690)
Today is Eddie Gaedel day.
   99. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:39 PM (#5729712)
Greg Bird hits Grand Slam in 1st. 6-1, Yankees.
   100. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:39 PM (#5729713)
Greg Bird ... huh ... have to say I did not believe good things were going to happen there ...
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