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Weekend OMNICHATTER for May 19-20, 2018

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   201. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:49 PM (#5676058)
mccarver is making my head hurt.
   202. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:51 PM (#5676060)
mccarver is making my head hurt.


I'm just so tired of his old man schtick...and McLaughlin loves feeding him lines to make him go on his rants. (Mclaughlin is just as bad as Miller was with Morgan---that is about the only comparison he'll ever have to Jon Miller)

I liked McCarver at first when he came to St Louis, but he quickly dropped in quality. I'm still impressed about how much homework he does for the show, but beyond that, he is just too much Abe Simpson.
   203. TomH Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5676061)
odd moment in the standings;

The Yankees are in first place, 0.5 games behind.

YOu don't see that very much, but the schedule this year with games lost to weather has created many games-played disparaties.
   204. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:54 PM (#5676062)
odd moment in the standings;

The Yankees are in first place, 0.5 games behind.

YOu don't see that very much, but the schedule this year with games lost to weather has created many games-played disparaties.


That is extremely weird though, but it is technically correct I guess.
   205. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:54 PM (#5676063)
blabbing about dick hughes and the 67 cardinals blah blah blah ...

i love me some 67 cardinals (i was 12, so for me that was when baseball was perfect), but i'm tired of mccarver's rambling shambling logorrhea.
   206. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:56 PM (#5676066)
I can forgive them blabbing about the 67-68 Cardinals as this weekend was about those teams.
   207. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:57 PM (#5676068)
Braves score six in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Marlins. Swanson lines a bases-loaded "single" down the left field line for the win.
   208. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5676069)
odd moment in the standings; The Yankees are in first place, 0.5 games behind.

You may have looked mid update, I'm seeing:
NYY 30-13 .698 --
BOS 32-15 .681 --
   209. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:58 PM (#5676070)
Did I miss something? Why is Reyes in uniform at the Cardinal game? Are they officially planning on activating him the minute he is eligible?
   210. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5676071)
odubal herrera (sp?) is going to get an atbat.
   211. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5676072)
Guess a lot of Braves "fans" had to beat the traffic.
   212. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5676073)
You may have looked mid update, I'm seeing:


Did one game end a few minutes before the other? If so, that would be what he saw.
   213. Ziggy's screen name Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM (#5676074)
Did I miss a memo? Why did Sergio Romo start for the Rays and then leave after 1.3 innings? I mean, he left after 1.3 innings because he isn't a starter. But what's with having Sergio Romo start a game?
   214. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM (#5676075)
the chris carpenter bobblehead looks more like matt carpenter ...
   215. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:01 PM (#5676077)
Hicks has a great arm, but still needs to work at controlling the ball, he's not wild like a young Nolan Ryan, but his ball just doesn't move enough to surprise the hitters.... take a few mph off of the pitch and locate the corners better and he could be devastating.
   216. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5676078)
104 mph on the gun. ouch.
   217. Howie Menckel Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5676079)
Sergio also started yesterday's game, no kidding, and pitched a scoreless inning
#youcanlookitup
#checkemailformemo
   218. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:02 PM (#5676080)
Did I miss a memo? Why did Sergio Romo start for the Rays and then leave after 1.3 innings? I mean, he left after 1.3 innings because he isn't a starter. But what's with having Sergio Romo start a game?


He also started the game yesterday. The theory is that it gives the Rays a better matchup against the Angels lineup, and allows their starter to avoid the best bats the first time through the order.
   219. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:03 PM (#5676081)
104mph..... for real? (that gun has to be moving....now a 105)
   220. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5676082)
you gotta be kidding me. herrera strikes out, the ball bounces away, and he gets on base, barely. jeeminy christmas.
   221. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5676083)
Does that count for the streak???
   222. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:05 PM (#5676085)
i would assume yes, cfb.
   223. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:06 PM (#5676086)
Ha! Odúbel didn't run and still made first base... but doesn't count as "on base", according to Phillies telecast.
   224. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:07 PM (#5676087)
how the f was that a ball.... (called two ball)


McCarver hasn't gotten the memo from the Phillie announcers that it doesn't count as reaching base and is of course ######## about it.
   225. phredbird Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:07 PM (#5676088)
i think it counts. the man is on base. same as reaching on an error.

or am i mistaken?
   226. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5676089)
I think Hicks was disappointed someone beat him on the radar gun last week(I can't remember who) since then he's been trying his damndest to make sure that someone else isn't going to beat him again.... that is fine, 105 is going to be tough, now start pitching again.
   227. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:10 PM (#5676090)
a 15 mph difference.... an 88 mph slider vs 105 mph fastball... when he figures out pitching he's going to be impossible to hit.
   228. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:11 PM (#5676092)
i think it counts. the man is on base. same as reaching on an error.


I don't think it does. Ted Williams' consecutive games having reached base record of 84 only includes those events that count toward OBP (hit, walk, HPB). Now would normally be the time I'd rail about the ridiculousness of ROE not counting as a time on base.
   229. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:13 PM (#5676094)
An error or a FC doesn't count as on base, either. Not sure why HBP should count.
   230. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5676095)
I think Happ is going to get rookie of the week, but Flaherty is probably in the discussion... (13 1/3 ip, 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs allowed, 16 strikeouts)(assuming they give out rookie of the week still---and yes I know I'm probably the only one around here who cares about this stuff)
   231. cardsfanboy Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:20 PM (#5676098)
I don't think it does. Ted Williams' consecutive games having reached base record of 84 only includes those events that count toward OBP (hit, walk, HPB). Now would normally be the time I'd rail about the ridiculousness of ROE not counting as a time on base.


I imagine there are probably different records out there.... you have a hit record, then reach base record (not including roe) then you have a reach base record (including roe) but if any of them overlap, they don't bother to talk about the 'lesser' record.
   232. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:27 PM (#5676100)
odd moment in the standings;

The Yankees are in first place, 0.5 games behind.

YOu don't see that very much, but the schedule this year with games lost to weather has created many games-played disparities.


Just to take a random team in a random year, the 1936 St. Louis Browns had a total of 4 doubleheaders scheduled at the beginning of the season, 2 home and 2 road, and yet wound up playing 31.

That means that 18% of their originally scheduled games were rained out that year, an average of over 1 a week for the entire season. This was actually fairly typical in the years when tarpaulins were heavy and primitive, groundskeeping was haphazard and bare patches were visible all over the field, and teams often preferred to cancel weekday games in order to set up more lucrative doubleheaders. The incentives then were much more towards postponing games, whereas today it's get the game in unless there's an ongoing downpour, no matter how late it begins or ends.
   233. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:31 PM (#5676101)
ROE should have produced an out. Same with Herrera reaching in the ninth. He gets an 0-for-1 in that PA, same reason FC and ROE count as an 0-for-1.

   234. Lindor Truffles Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:34 PM (#5676103)
Melky continuing his AL Central tour, starting in right for the Indians in HOU. Brantley and Cabrera surrounding Zimmer or Allen is scary. I cringe thinking about Tito playing the all-vet lineup with Rajai.
   235. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 20, 2018 at 05:42 PM (#5676110)
I don't think it does. Ted Williams' consecutive games having reached base record of 84 only includes those events that count toward OBP (hit, walk, HPB).

Right, and when that streak was finally broken on September 28, he only got to the plate 3 times. He was batting 3rd that day, but the Nats' Ray Scarborough pitched a 4 hitter with no walks, and was backed by 2 double plays. Williams was on deck when the Red Sox made their final out in the 9th, and the Sox lost the game in the bottom half on a Mel Parnell wild pitch that set up the (in)famous season ending series with the Yankees.
   236. Perry Posted: May 20, 2018 at 06:19 PM (#5676116)
Did I miss something? Why is Reyes in uniform at the Cardinal game? Are they officially planning on activating him the minute he is eligible?


Probably, yeah. They said a few days ago that he stays with the big club in between his rehab starts. I also noticed he's switched to #29 -- has anyone worn that since Carp?
   237. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2018 at 06:37 PM (#5676119)
ROE should have produced an out. Same with Herrera reaching in the ninth. He gets an 0-for-1 in that PA, same reason FC and ROE count as an 0-for-1.


If ROE were truly randomly distributed and entirely on the defense, I could see excluding them. But we know that ROE are a byproduct of types of hitting. The batter sure as hell has more to do with an ROE than he does an IBB.

A fielder's choice typically produces an out, so I have no problem excluding them. I could see an argument for the FC where no out is recorded.

   238. perros Posted: May 20, 2018 at 06:42 PM (#5676120)
The batter sure as hell has more to do with an ROE than he does an IBB.

Those predominantly are doled out to the best hitters... unless the pitcher is on deck.

Judgement call.
   239. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 20, 2018 at 06:52 PM (#5676123)
7 innings, four hits, 1 run, 99 pitches. Another good game for Otani, and they're sending him out for the 8th.
   240. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 20, 2018 at 06:55 PM (#5676125)
Pitch 102 is a double, 104 is a wild pitch. I think it's safe to say Otani limit is about a hundred pitches. Mike Scioscia has so little faith in his bullpen that he's just trying to squeeze something extra out of him right now. Can't honestly blame him.
   241. SoSH U at work Posted: May 20, 2018 at 07:03 PM (#5676128)
Those predominantly are doled out to the best hitters... unless the pitcher is on deck.


Regardless, the offensive player had no particular contribution to that result. The base was entirely gifted by the defense.

   242. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 20, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5676132)
So this Ohtani guy is proving to be pretty darn good!

Jokes aside, and I'm sure I'm not the only one, but his performance thus far has far, far exceeded what I expected. I really thought if he could slash 280/340/480, 120 OPS+ type of thing and maybe go 110 ERA+ with K/9 around 8-9 then that would be outrageously good.

But this so far is just off the charts, beyond my expectations.

Will his success inspire more players to try this? There have been quite a number of great players who both pitched and were great with the wood in both high school and college but doing both has always been discouraged once they went pro. Will his success have other teams at least looking at this possibility now?
   243. Bote Man is no David Posted: May 20, 2018 at 07:42 PM (#5676137)
Ryan Madson to the DL with a "chest thing". This brings the total number of Nationals players on the DL to 12. The baseball gods snigger as their plans unfold.
   244. Howie Menckel Posted: May 20, 2018 at 08:13 PM (#5676143)
the Reds have hitter/pitcher Hunter Greene, a No. 1 overall pick, but they're not exactly "cutting-edge" decisionmakers
   245. TomH Posted: May 20, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5676144)
Max Scherzer's ESPN page shows him "projected" to strike out 383 batters in 2018. ERight about the pace of the MLB record.
   246. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2018 at 08:38 PM (#5676149)
Another good game for Otani . . .

If Ohtani sticks to pitching on Sundays, his next outing will be against Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium. Could be interesting.
   247. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 20, 2018 at 08:48 PM (#5676151)
If Ohtani sticks to pitching on Sundays, his next outing will be against Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium. Could be interesting.

It'd have to go a long way to top last June's Tanaka vs. Darvish, where the two pitchers wound up with identical 83 Game Scores before the Yanks beat a Rangers' reliever with a walkoff in the 19th.
   248. Rally Posted: May 20, 2018 at 09:23 PM (#5676166)
Rays are having success with last year’s top draft pick, Brendan McKay. He’s a 1b/P.

Blue Jays tried Kendrys Morales on the mound today and he threw a scoreless inning, but that doesn’t count as a two way player since he can’t hit anymore.

   249. Bote Man is no David Posted: May 20, 2018 at 11:17 PM (#5676210)
Max Scherzer's ESPN page shows him "projected" to strike out 383 batters in 2018. Right about the pace of the MLB record.

Unlikely after he gets his pitching hand caught in the escalator belt while returning a BBQ set to Sears.
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