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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Weekend OMNICHATTER for August 25-26, 2018

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 25, 2018 at 03:33 PM | 90 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 25, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5733611)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 25, 2018 at 04:04 PM (#5733618)
Javy esta javyando.
   3. Bote Man Posted: August 25, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5733632)
Murphy gonna Murph, Javy gonna Jav.

Meanwhile, Eaton gonna Eat. Nationals continue to put runners on base, in scoring position even, but can't get them past 3B. Yet some still hold out hope that they can make the post-season.
   4. mathesond Posted: August 25, 2018 at 05:51 PM (#5733638)
That Morales kid in Toronto is on a bit of a roll lately...
   5. Jay Seaver Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:11 PM (#5733641)
As much as the player's weekend stuff is fun, I can't say that the Red Sox' second baseman choosing to go by "Bootsie" inspires a lot of confidence.
   6. Lassus Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:14 PM (#5733642)
Wait. Are you telling me that the Rays have a player named "Yarbitron"?
   7. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:16 PM (#5733643)
Re: Kendrys Morales—

.305/.379/.549 in his last 76 games. OPS+ on the year is up to 121!

The Jays might actually find a team who will take him off their hands!
   8. Jay Seaver Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:19 PM (#5733644)
6 -

"Yarbrough", or something like that. It's nicknames-of-highly-variable-quality weekend!
   9. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:22 PM (#5733645)
Wait. Are you telling me that the Rays have a player named "Yarbitron"?


That's *totally* a Transformer, right?
   10. Walt Davis Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:28 PM (#5733647)
terrible nicknames from the Cubs-Reds:

D Hern -- Reds reliever David Hernandez. Really, this is the best you can do? Not even DH or Hern-Dog or ... something else terrible? It's not even a nickname, his manager probably just got tired of writing out Hernandez.

Boat -- David Bote ... it's so obvious why not go at least a step further to Tug or Sail or McBoteFace.
   11. stanmvp48 Posted: August 25, 2018 at 06:31 PM (#5733648)
Dodgers are minus 420 tonight. I don't believe that I have ever seen that
   12. BDC Posted: August 25, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5733654)
Picked the wrong moment to check the Rangers’ score, down 2 in the ninth, bases loaded, 2 out. Gotta follow it through now :)

OK that did not take long.
   13. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 25, 2018 at 07:36 PM (#5733656)
Stanton hit the snot out of that one ... for a GiDP.

LOL ... baseball.
   14. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 25, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5733661)
Well, that was Ball Saxbury.
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:12 PM (#5733668)
The Phils are phading phast, losing their 11th out the last 16. They had a 5-0 lead today, were leading 6-5 win the in the 8th, got a leadoff double and the runner never moved. Jays score 3 in the bottom of the 8th off of no-longer-a-wunderkinde Seranthony Dominguez to lose.

I could never buy into this team, not enough offense, the horrendous defense and pitching that was just a little bit too good to be true. This reminds me of 2001, when a young team surprised for a good portion of the season under a rookie manager (Larry Bowa!!) only to fade down the stretch.
   16. QLE Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:18 PM (#5733671)
As much as the player's weekend stuff is fun, I can't say that the Red Sox' second baseman choosing to go by "Bootsie" inspires a lot of confidence.


This guy begs to differ
   17. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5733672)
KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez (El Nino) summed up the Royals' 5-4 walk-off victory over the Indians on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium this way: "That was crazy. I think it was one of the best games of the season to me."

And most inside a happy clubhouse felt the same after rookies Ryan O'Hearn (Brohearn) and Hunter Dozier (Doz) -- who are close friends and work out in the offseason together -- hit back-to-back opposite-field home runs off closer Cody Allen to launch this season's Players' Weekend.

It's the first time in Major League Baseball history that two rookies hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning or later to win a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades!
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:34 PM (#5733681)
Boat -- David Bote ... it's so obvious why not go at least a step further to Tug or Sail or McBoteFace.


Boteman.
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:42 PM (#5733684)
That Rays' Alvarado idiot, is the first pitcher that I have ever seen, who throws Knuckle-Fastballs !

Where do the Rays find such freaks of nature ?

   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5733687)
Sergio Romo ... oh NO !

Please score like three more.
   21. Lassus Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:53 PM (#5733689)
Yarbrough", or something like that. It's nicknames-of-highly-variable-quality weekend!

Goddammit. I thought that was like three weekends ago.
   22. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 25, 2018 at 08:56 PM (#5733690)
Who is John Gant?
   23. Lassus Posted: August 25, 2018 at 09:04 PM (#5733692)
Boo.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 25, 2018 at 09:11 PM (#5733693)
Sonny Gray is a friggin MADMAN, pacing in front of CC in the dugout.
No wonder he basically only sucks anymore.
   25. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:02 PM (#5733701)
f- you Matt Holliday.

:)
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:15 PM (#5733703)
The Jerk-o store called, and they are all out of you.... (Gyorko with a strikeout first and third no outs)
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:23 PM (#5733706)
Tied game on a wild pitch/passed ball...not really sure which I would call it personally....
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:27 PM (#5733707)
one Dodgers rookie pitcher wore FERRIS as his nickname
   29. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:33 PM (#5733709)
one Dodgers rookie pitcher wore FERRIS as his nickname


That would be Walker Buehler, no doubt. Who's having a very, very nice year.
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:35 PM (#5733710)

Bryan Hoch
‏Verified account @BryanHoch
8m8 minutes ago

Sonny Gray: "If I can go out and throw the ball like that, I think I can get anybody out. I know I can get anybody out. I mean, I'm one of the best starting pitchers in this league and I truly believe that."
   31. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:36 PM (#5733711)
Hudson failing massively in today's game, has been pretty lights out before tonight, nothing wrong with the managing, even if the results suck.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:37 PM (#5733712)
That would be Walker Buehler, no doubt.


That is simply awesome.
   33. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:38 PM (#5733713)
Brett Cecil pitching, the results are predictable... 4-1 Rockies now.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:47 PM (#5733715)
A double on a hit that would have been a normal out, but because the infield was pulled in, on a 5-1 game it's now become a 7-1 game... what type of idiot pulls the infield in on a 5-1 game?

Cardinals pitching just had their worst inning of the year(and it's not over with yet---7 runs allowed so far in the inning)
   35. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:55 PM (#5733717)
W. T. F.

I sit down to dinner with the score 1-1, and the Cardinals batting, and come back ~20 minutes later and it's 9-1 rockies.
   36. Bote Man Posted: August 25, 2018 at 10:57 PM (#5733718)
That's what is known as the Cardinals Bullpen Effect. In fact, it looks like the Rockies have batted around the order in the 8th inning.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 11:04 PM (#5733719)
Cardinals are about to have one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history..... :)
   38. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 25, 2018 at 11:10 PM (#5733720)
From the RAB recap of the 2nd game:

Now that’s how games against the Orioles are supposed to go. After winning the first game Saturday afternoon, the Yankees completed the doubleheader sweep with a 5-1 win over the O’s. The Yankees are now 82-47, which means two things. One, they are a season high 35 games over .500. And two, they have clinched a winning record for the 26th consecutive season. That is the second longest such streak in history. The Yankees had a 39 consecutive winning seasons from 1926-64. Goodness


39 seasons ... that's pretty nuts.

   39. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 11:11 PM (#5733722)
The Cardinal announcers were talking about the Cardinals streak of 16 games with a homerun, and I figured that was probably a nothing stat working it's way up to something, but apparently it's tied for the best streak this year (with Philly) and in the 2010's, the longest streak is 25(2016 Cardinals/2016 Padres---Cardinals also had a 17 game streak) so it's not entirely a nothing stat. Not a particualarly impressive stat either though.
   40. cardsfanboy Posted: August 25, 2018 at 11:13 PM (#5733723)
No real fault to blame on this loss, things just got out of control. Rockies kicked the #### out of the Cardinals in the 8th inning.
   41. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: August 25, 2018 at 11:40 PM (#5733729)
Kyle Seager with possibly the biggest hit of the Mariners’ season just now.
   42. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: August 26, 2018 at 12:17 AM (#5733734)
Extras in Arizona, great 10th inning.
   43. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 26, 2018 at 08:37 AM (#5733750)
Sonny Gray: "If I can go out and throw the ball like that, I think I can get anybody out. I know I can get anybody out. I mean, I'm one of the best starting pitchers in this league and I truly believe that."

And SBB claims to be a lawyer. Nothing wrong with that. Ya gotta keep hope alive.
   44. BDC Posted: August 26, 2018 at 08:45 AM (#5733752)
Rangers split the first two in San Francisco, rubber game today.

A nice quirk in the schedule for the Rangers: they played three in Oakland, had an off-day, and are now playing three in San Francisco. This must happen occasionally, that a team does not have to move from road series to road series (LA, Chicago, New York) … but probably a good deal rarer when there's a whole day off between the road series.
   45. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 01:33 PM (#5733838)
Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo
Bryce Harper said he’s been sick for about a week and it’s gotten really bad over the last 3 days. And it sounds like it has. He’s been coughing a bunch this morning in the clubhouse. He expects to be back in the lineup tomorrow in Philly.

Counterpoint: Bryce needs to man-up and prove that he's worth all his millions (while infecting the rest of the clubhouse).
   46. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5733856)
Bryce Harper said he’s been sick for about a week and it’s gotten really bad over the last 3 days. And it sounds like it has. He’s been coughing a bunch this morning in the clubhouse. He expects to be back in the lineup tomorrow in Philly.
Scott Boras has released the following statement:

"Rumors of Bryce Harper having a cold are completely false and outrageous. Bryce Harper has been genetically engineered to be resistant to all human viruses and diseases, so it would be impossible for him to get sick. Also, he can fly."
   47. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:37 PM (#5733858)
The Nationals scoreless innings streak has reached 32. And counting.

If they hit 48 innings they will make history. I say go for history and let God sort it out.
   48. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5733860)
Trea Turner hit a ball that bounced off the top of the orange stripe across the padded wall, caromed off the metal fence back onto the field. Crew Chief replay review ruled it a double. I thought if it hits the orange line at Citi Field that's a home run?

Anyway, the Nationals' scoreless luck continues unabated.
   49. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:55 PM (#5733861)
Dan Kolko @masnKolko
Juan Soto brings in Trea Turner on a run-scoring groundout, and the Nats' scoreless streak is over at 32 innings.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets' scoreless-innings streak is kaput after 24 innings. Steven Matz cracks for a Juan Soto RBI groundout, giving the Nationals their first run in 32 (!) innings.

Nationals 1, Mets 0 in the sixth.


HISTORY!!
   50. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:56 PM (#5733863)
The reds defense this weekend has been about as bad as I've seen any team look in some time.
   51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 02:59 PM (#5733865)
Trea Turner hit a ball that bounced off the top of the orange stripe across the padded wall, caromed off the metal fence back onto the field. Crew Chief replay review ruled it a double. I thought if it hits the orange line at Citi Field that's a home run?

Apparently, if the ball bounces off the orange line and straight back to the field, it's in play; if it hits the line, and then the metal fence, it's a HR. MASN replay only showed straight on view, which was inconclusive. Given the difficulty of the call, shouldn't there be some cameras along the outfield wall to provide a side view?
   52. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5733870)
Given the difficulty of the call, shouldn't there be some cameras along the outfield wall to provide a side view?

Are you kiddin?? That costs money!!
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:13 PM (#5733871)
Buster Olney, @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Most extra-base hits in a season by a Yankees rookie -- Joe DiMaggio (88), Aaron Judge (79), Tony Lazzeri (60), Miguel Andujar (59), Hideki Matsui (59).

Some elite company there.
   54. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:15 PM (#5733872)
Kendrys Morales has now homered in seven straight games.

The Jays play the Orioles tomorrow, and Morales is currently batting .410/.452/.821 in the 11 games against them this season.
He's hit 5 home runs (of the 20 he had before today's game) against them in the 10 starts.

I think there is a 50% chance Morales ties the MLB record tomorrow.
   55. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5733873)
Boat is good
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:32 PM (#5733874)
Carpenter 2 for 2 this game with two doubles, it's still the first inning. 6-0 Cardinals so far.
   57. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:40 PM (#5733876)
Juan Soto's 8th inning RBI walk is his 60th BB this season, tying the MLB Teenage Record held by Will Smalley, which has stood since 1890!
   58. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:43 PM (#5733878)
Bryce Harper said he’s been sick for about a week and it’s gotten really bad over the last 3 days. And it sounds like it has. He’s been coughing a bunch this morning in the clubhouse.

Harper climbs out of his sick bed for an 8th-inning, pinch hit, 3-run double. 5-0.

EDIT: Wilmer Difo follows with another hard to call HR, 7-0.

EDIT II: Adam Eaton HR makes it 9-0, still in 8th inning, as Nationals bat around.
   59. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5733880)
Did any player choose BOFA as his jersey nickname?
   60. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 26, 2018 at 03:59 PM (#5733885)
Luis Cessa's current jersey nickname doesn't seem to be on the MLB list of Yankees nicknames, but maybe that's because it might be subject to misinterpretation by someone who ignores the accent.
   61. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:08 PM (#5733893)
Someone else had that same nickname in a game I was semi-watching last night and I definitely had a little "huh, oh yeah." moment. It's not entirely dissimilar to when BBRef (or Retrosheet? one of 'em) had to change their "first five of the last name, first two of the first name" coding convention for Kevin Youkilis because the result of that for the Jewish Youk was unfortunate. Entirely innocent, but easily misinterpreted.
   62. stanmvp48 Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:15 PM (#5733898)
Carpenter with his third double
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:17 PM (#5733899)
Cardinals are trying to cover the run differential from yesterday's game. 9-1 Cardinals leading in the top of the third inning.
   64. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:22 PM (#5733901)
ELIAS: Most extra-base hits in a season by a Yankees rookie -- Joe DiMaggio (88), Aaron Judge (79), Tony Lazzeri (60), Miguel Andujar (59), Hideki Matsui (59).

Some elite company there.


Lazzeri and Matsui were pretty good hitters, but I'm not sure I would call them elite. If he winds up within 5 or 6 of DiMaggio and Judge, then you can maybe start putting him in their company.
   65. sotapop Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:23 PM (#5733902)
Rays complete the first sweep of the Red Sox all season, winning 9-1. Snell & Co. hold them to three hits.
   66. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5733904)
Mark Reynolds 9th inning Grand Slam completes Nationals battering of Mets bullpen for 14 runs in 8th & 9th innings. 15-0.
   67. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:34 PM (#5733909)
Very weird play for 2nd out in bottom of 9th for the Nationals @ Mets. Pitcher Kelvin Herrera fields weak grounder between mound and 1st, with Zimmerman having come too far off the bag to take a throw, so he has to peg-leg hop on one foot to make the play at 1st himself, since he apparently pulled his Achilles or hamstring fielding the ball. Still on ground, going to taken off on a cart.
   68. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:40 PM (#5733912)
Mark Reynolds 9th inning Grand Slam completes Nationals battering of Mets bullpen for 14 runs in 8th & 9th innings. 15-0.

HERE COME THE NATS!
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:51 PM (#5733917)
Carpenter with 37 doubles on the season, at the start of today, the NL leader was Markakis with 38. I wonder how often does someone lead in both doubles and homeruns (I knew Belle had done it, wasn't sure who else might have done that)

edit: using pi (and I didn't realize that they blacked ink seasons now---or maybe always)

I get Willie Stargell in 1973, Belle in 1995, Ted Williams in 1949, Hornsby in 1922, Greenberg in 1940.... I used a criteria of 30 hr and 30 doubles to check for that, if someone led the league in a year with less than that in one of those categories I would have missed it.
   70. Bote Man Posted: August 26, 2018 at 04:56 PM (#5733919)
With Herrera out for the rest of the season, that's really gonna hamstring the Nats in their playoff games. Rizzo had better get on the horn before August 31st!!
   71. Stormy JE Posted: August 26, 2018 at 05:12 PM (#5733923)
Despite trading away seemingly half of the roster over the past six months, the Rays near the end of August find themselves nine games above .500. Wow.
   72. stanmvp48 Posted: August 26, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5733927)
Make that 4
   73. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5733928)
Carpenter now at 38 doubles for the season.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 05:28 PM (#5733930)
Carpenter's war had dropped below 5.0(4.9) I'm guessing he's getting it back over 5.0 after today's game.
   75. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 26, 2018 at 05:52 PM (#5733938)
So Hendricks with 7 shutout innings today. ERA down to 3.86. I wanted to ballpark what his ERA+ will look like tomorrow on BBREF, and noticed that James Norwood has the exact ERA, and a 121 ERA+. I thought, wow, that's a big jump from 107, and then I noticed that Lester has a 3.64 and a 119 ERA+. So how does Norwood with an ERA .2 runs higher have a higher ERA+? Does BBREF calculate ERA+ based on the individual parks the pitcher threw in? Or just the home park? If it's the former, that wouldn't explain it. Norwood has only 4.2 IP this year, all on the road, all in parks with a lower PF than Wrigley.
   76. Howie Menckel Posted: August 26, 2018 at 06:14 PM (#5733944)
I attended today's Mets-Nats debacle before a listless crowd of maybe 25,000 on hand for Lunchbag Day (since I work from home, it's an especially useful gift).

yeah, the bullpen - well, they let it get away with 14 runs allowed in the last 2 innings after it had been 1-0.

Nats have now scored 40 runs in the last two starts against Matz, though he has allowed only 8 of those.

3 of my fantasy team hitters went 7 for 9 with 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, and 1 SB - so I've got that going for me, which is nice.
   77. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 26, 2018 at 06:37 PM (#5733948)
Angels about to go 5 under .500 and get swept at home against Houston. This is so depressing, I can't even see straight.
   78. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 06:59 PM (#5733955)
So Hendricks with 7 shutout innings today. ERA down to 3.86. I wanted to ballpark what his ERA+ will look like tomorrow on BBREF, and noticed that James Norwood has the exact ERA, and a 121 ERA+. I thought, wow, that's a big jump from 107, and then I noticed that Lester has a 3.64 and a 119 ERA+. So how does Norwood with an ERA .2 runs higher have a higher ERA+? Does BBREF calculate ERA+ based on the individual parks the pitcher threw in? Or just the home park? If it's the former, that wouldn't explain it. Norwood has only 4.2 IP this year, all on the road, all in parks with a lower PF than Wrigley.


I'm trying to find that info out and am not having any luck. I have a spreadsheet right now that I applied the raw park factor(107 for Wrigley) for Norwood against league avg era and he ends up with a 120.8601 era+ which matches his numbers on bb-ref.... he has thrown 2 innings in Wrigley and 2 2/3rd innings in better than average pitchers parks. When I apply the average for Lester I end up with 128.1648 which doesn't match up with his 119 era+ listed. You would imagine that if they were including the road numbers then Norwood would probably be closer to 115 if you weigh the parks. Lester has pitched in some good pitcher parks this year, and has not pitched in any park with a higher park factor than Wrigley, so you would expect his era+ to be less than the 128 I figured up above, if he effectively pitched at a 'park factor' of 100 then his era+ would be 119.... but again that then doesn't explain why Norwood isn't taking as big of a hit, if you look at his weighted park factor, you have 1 2/3 inning in SFG with a park factor of 99, 1 inning in sdp with a park factor of 96 and 2 innings in wrigley with a park factor of 107 which if weighted produces a park factor of 100.5(approx) which gives you an era+ of 113.5

   79. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 26, 2018 at 07:07 PM (#5733958)
Aaaaaaand swept. Given the pre-season expectations, this season is dying a truly ugly death for Anaheim.
   80. bobm Posted: August 26, 2018 at 07:12 PM (#5733959)
[76] today's Mets-Nats debacle before a listless crowd of maybe 25,000 on hand for LunchBarfbag Day

FTFY
   81. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5733974)
Assuming PI is accurate, Carpenter is the 44th time a player has had 4 doubles in one game, most recent being David Peralta in 2017, Brock Holt in 2014, Victor Martinez 2010.

Albert Belle did it twice in 1999, Billy Werber also did it twice (1935 and 1940). Boudreau managed to get 4 doubles and a homerun, the only one of this group to have 5 extra base hits, but 12 times they did get 5 hits. A lot of familiar names on the list, (a couple are more known for their coaching than their hitting---Charlie Lau and Dave Duncan)

   82. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5733975)
Player                     Date  Tm Opp 2B
Gavvy Cravath        1915
-08-08 PHI CIN  4
Denny Sothern        1930
-06-06 PHI CIN  4
Paul Waner           1932
-05-20 PIT STL  4
Dick Bartell         1933
-04-25 PHI BSN  4
Ernie Lombardi    1935
-05-08(1CIN PHI  4
Billy Werber      1935
-07-17(1BOS CLE  4
Frankie Hayes        1936
-07-25 PHA CLE  4
Joe Medwick          1937
-08-04 STL BSN  4
Mike Kreevich        1937
-09-04 CHW DET  4
Marv Owen            1939
-04-23 CHW SLB  4
Billy Werber         1940
-05-13 CIN STL  4
Johnny Lindell       1944
-08-17 NYY CLE  4
Lou Boudreau      1946
-07-14(1CLE BOS  4
Willie Jones         1949
-04-20 PHI BSN  4
Al Zarilla           1950
-06-08 BOS SLB  4
Jim Greengrass       1954
-04-13 CIN MLN  4
Vic Wertz            1956
-09-26 CLE KCA  4
Charlie Lau          1962
-07-13 BAL CLE  4
Bill Bruton          1963
-05-19 DET WSA  4
Billy Williams       1969
-04-09 CHC PHI  4
Orlando Cepeda       1973
-08-08 BOS KCR  4
Jim Mason            1974
-07-08 NYY TEX  4
Dave Duncan       1975
-06-30(2BAL BOS  4
Rick Miller          1981
-05-11 BOS TOR  4
Rafael Ramirez       1986
-05-21 ATL CHC  4
Damaso Garcia        1986
-06-27 TOR NYY  4
Kirby Puckett        1989
-05-13 MIN TOR  4
Billy Hatcher        1990
-08-21 CIN CHC  4
Jeff Bagwell         1996
-06-14 HOU SFG  4
Sandy Alomar         1997
-06-06 CLE BOS  4
Albert Belle         1999
-08-29 BAL DET  4
Albert Belle      1999
-09-23(2BAL OAK  4
Johnny Damon         2000
-07-18 KCR CHC  4
Shannon Stewart      2000
-07-18 TOR NYM  4
Marcus Giles         2003
-07-27 ATL MON  4
Adam LaRoche         2004
-05-15 ATL MIL  4
Tomas Perez          2006
-07-29 TBD NYY  4
Matt Murton       2006
-08-03(2CHC ARI  4
Jeff Baker           2008
-05-30 COL CHC  4
Alex Rios            2008
-08-17 TOR BOS  4
Victor Martinez      2010
-06-01 BOS OAK  4
Brock Holt           2014
-06-01 BOS TBR  4
David Peralta        2017
-04-22 ARI LAD  4 
   83. Howie Menckel Posted: August 26, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5733985)
today's Mets-Nats debacle before a listless crowd of maybe 25,000

well, no. most of the lower level was full, and mixed pockets of the upper.

combo of people buying Mets-Nats tix early thinking it would matter (lol), and bottom-feeders like me who paid a heavily-discounted $39 for a 16th-row box seat between home plate and third base and access to three club suites. delightful summer day for a ballgame, importance of game aside.

i can't object to your second fix
:)
   84. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2018 at 09:41 PM (#5734013)
Buster Olney, @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Giancarlo Stanton has 299 career HR and if he connects for one tonight he would get to 300 HR in 1115 games. That would be the 4th-fastest to reach that milestone. Fewest: Ralph Kiner (1087), Ryan Howard (1093), Juan Gonzalez (1096) and Alex Rodriguez (1117).

Couple ABs left tonight.
   85. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 26, 2018 at 10:19 PM (#5734030)
Ugh, Sevy still not right at all.

[edit] Aaaaaaand, now he's out.
   86. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 26, 2018 at 10:32 PM (#5734033)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now another run is in.

Getting stabby.
   87. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 26, 2018 at 11:27 PM (#5734042)
Only 6 back now. How the hell did that ever happen?
   88. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2018 at 12:04 AM (#5734052)
Only 5 in the All-Important-Loss-Column, as they say.
   89. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 01:20 AM (#5734060)
From RAB's recap ... blech ... Severino ain't close to right:

Too many sliders middle-middle and too many sliders way out of the zone. Those are easy takes. Severino threw 35 sliders and got five swings and misses, or 14.3%. It’s his fifth lowest slider swing-and-miss rate in his 27 total starts this season. His overall swing-and-miss rate was 10.3% in the game. Again, this is against a pretty terrible Orioles team. An Orioles team that has baseball’s third highest swing-and-miss rate (12.1%) since the All-Star break (i.e. since Manny Machado was traded away.)
   90. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 27, 2018 at 07:54 AM (#5734074)
There's an even simpler number that shows Severino's decline since that July 1st Sunday night game where he dominated the Red Sox: Through that game, he'd averaged about 15 pitches per inning; since then it's been 19.8. Beyond the starters' ERA, there's also the toll that a constant string of 4+ to 6 inning starts takes on a bullpen, no matter how nominally deep that bullpen is.

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