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LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM | 69 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2017 at 12:57 PM (#5455103)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 01:09 PM (#5455106)
Closing the Skydome in Toronto after warmups.
Boooo! It was such a sunny morning!
Aaron Sanchez will be starting pitcher, return from the DL.
   3. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 01:52 PM (#5455109)
Steve Pearce drills a double to RCF, but developed a hitch in his gait just before he rounded first.
After his slide and ruled safe, he got up and immediately started limping toward the dugout.
Went down the dugout steps sideways.
I'd say another Jay is going to the DL.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 02:21 PM (#5455117)
Ian Happ continues his argument for Rookie of the Year with a nice double to left.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 14, 2017 at 02:34 PM (#5455120)
The Mariners/Jays tilt is a battle of attrition. Both sides going through insane injury issues right now.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 02:45 PM (#5455121)
Yadier gives the Cardinals a 2-0 lead with a two run homerun.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 02:46 PM (#5455122)
I don't know if anyone around here plays Beat the Streak, but some guy has a 51 streak going right now, longest in the history of the game, and only 6 away from a $5mil plus payday.
   8. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 02:51 PM (#5455124)
Nellie Cruz for Seattle plays along with this Mother's Day thing, he's got his pink bat in his first plate appearance, pink sweatbands, la la la.
But when he comes to the plate in the fifth, no more Mr. Nice Guy. No pink bat. He's got his regular lumber, the one with pine tar from tip to tail.
Grounds out. In fact, breaks the bat! But he wanted to beat Aaron Sanchez with it, he came to the plate with bad intentions in a 1-0 game.
   9. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:06 PM (#5455126)
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:06 PM (#5455127)
Carpenter was 0-28 before that 2-run Homerun.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:17 PM (#5455131)
Not sure about what the call is supposed to be there.

Man on first, first baseman fields the ball and throws out the runner at second, pitcher covers first and catches the ball but can't find the bag.... meanwhile the batter jumps over the foot of the pitcher and completely misses the bag, the ump calls the runner safe initially, the pitcher tags the bag after the runner goes past it, and then tags out the runner before he makes it back to the bag.


call on replay is overturned, double play called, but I could see an obstruction call against Wainwright on that play.
   12. salvomania Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:18 PM (#5455133)
Carpenter was 0-28 before that 2-run Homerun.

To clarify, 0-for-28 vs. Arrietta
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:21 PM (#5455136)
As pointed out yesterday, Cardinals trying to prove themselves as the worst baserunning team in baseball... a single up the middle(centerfielder was playing deep) and Diaz tried to turn it into a double.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:22 PM (#5455137)
To clarify, 0-for-28 vs. Arrietta


shows how much attention I was paying to the announcers.
   15. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:27 PM (#5455141)
Nice double play by the Rockies in the bottom of the first: Chris Taylor of the Dodgers lays down a safety squeeze with men on first and third. The Rox get the runner trapped in a rundown between third and home, then after applying the tag, Nolan Arenado flips to the shortstop covering third to get the runner trying to advance from first.
   16. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:28 PM (#5455142)
Considerate of Jake to revert to pumpkin caliber before the Cubs dumped a truckload of money on his lawn.
   17. stanmvp48 Posted: May 14, 2017 at 03:30 PM (#5455143)
Roberts outsmarating himself IMO
   18. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:04 PM (#5455155)
Mike Trout is good at baseball.
   19. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:20 PM (#5455166)
So how much longer before Conforto-Bryant again becomes a thing?
   20. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:28 PM (#5455174)
This is one garbage-ass lineup the Cubs are having to roll out there these days, especially with Schwarber and Rizzo "hitting" like they are.
   21. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:29 PM (#5455176)
Ryan Goins makes a difficult play look easy, ground ball hit to short by LF Guillermo Heredia.
Heredia can run, and Goins surrounds the ball, makes a snap throw on the run to get him, now 2 away top 9th.
Looked like Troy Tulo, honestly, throwing mid-air.

Gets a salute from Joey Bats in the background picture. Not a flashy play, but really a solid one.

Jays will have some interesting decisions to make, going forward. Of course they will be happy to get some of their All-Star players back. Tulo is on a rehab assignment right now, and I suspect Pearce is heading to the DL, so maybe they will just change places. But when Donaldson gets healthy, what's the move? Goins and Darwin Barney are valuable pieces. Expose Chris Coughlan?
   22. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:32 PM (#5455178)
Hmm, in-game update: Jays report Steve Pearce left with right calf tightness. So maybe just a cramp? Maybe not the DL? Sorry for the speculation.
Still, some interesting roster decisions ahead for Toronto.

Kevin Pillar walk-off HR! Jays sweep the Mariners.
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:35 PM (#5455181)
Ian Happ continues his argument for Rookie of the Year with a nice double to left.


This dude needs a nickname !

Too close to 'it ain't happenin' ! '
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:38 PM (#5455184)
Moline with his second homerun of the day, bringing his season total to 3.
   25. Greg K Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:39 PM (#5455185)
Jays will have some interesting decisions to make, going forward. Of course they will be happy to get some of their All-Star players back. Tulo is on a rehab assignment right now, and I suspect Pearce is heading to the DL, so maybe they will just change places. But when Donaldson gets healthy, what's the move? Goins and Darwin Barney are valuable pieces. Expose Chris Coughlan?

Coghlan seems eminently expendable, in my relatively short time watching him, he is not much of an infielder...Goins and Barney are kind of redundant in these days of short benches (though they are lucky they have both with Donaldson and Tulo out). At this point I think Barney is a better hitter, but Goins is a top flight defender at SS (and I'm assuming even when he gets back Tulo is going to miss some more time this season at some point). If you forced me to choose I'd say keep Goins.

One can hope though, that the rotation is stabilized enough that they can afford to lengthen the bench a bit. I'd guess the most likely outcome is swap Tulo and Pearce and use Coghlan as a 4th outfielder.

The bigger concern is perhaps what you do with Pillar? It's about time they cut bait on that bum.
   26. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:46 PM (#5455191)

The bigger concern is perhaps what you do with Pillar? It's about time they cut bait on that bum.


Agree, with his league leading 4 caught stealing, he would fit in nicely on the Cardinals, the worst baserunning team in baseball. Throw in Osuna, and I think something could be arranged (Brett Cecil, Matt Adams and Sam Tuivallela sounds fair, heck we'll throw in Pham also)
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:54 PM (#5455198)
Siegrist is looking like he actually belongs in the major leagues.... I'm not sure how I feel about that, this performance might convince the team to use him again.
   28. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 14, 2017 at 04:54 PM (#5455199)
The roll-over and die is complete and the Cubbies are back to under .500.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:00 PM (#5455200)
Considering the sheer number of starting position players not playing for the Cubs right now, it's more just bad luck and health than it is rolling over and dying.
   30. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:07 PM (#5455201)
SD@CWS, 3-1 lead in the 8th cannot be protected by SD.
Buchter? I hardly knew her!
And now Todd Frazier steals home! Is it nap time in San Diego? Zzzz

The bigger concern is perhaps what you do with Pillar? It's about time they cut bait on that bum.


He's been a revelation this year. I never say this, but I almost expect him to hit for the cycle in a game sometime this year. He's just seeing the ball so well, and figured out his swing. I think the league could adjust to him like Miranda did in his first AB today by not throwing him strikes, because he's in swing mode all the time. But so far he's even hitting balls out of the zone.
   31. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:26 PM (#5455212)
There was a moment earlier this year (sorry, did not note the exact date) on the Effectively Wild podcast when Jeff Sullivan was trying to make a point, and he was listing some players whom he was categorizing as "not very good hitters." He mentioned Kevin Pillar.
I get that it's a live recorded podcast, and if someone recorded everything out of my mouth there would be the occasional mistake, but I immediately thought "eww...this guy is not keeping up with the news. There is a different Kevin Pillar in the batter's box this year."
   32. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:29 PM (#5455215)
Yanks 11:6, Giants up 7:0 in the 4th. This could be a good day.

If the Giants win 30 in a row, I will change my nickname here.
   33. BDC Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:35 PM (#5455220)
It's the Astros' year in the AL West, all the way, after a brilliant start (even despite that 11-6 loss today), and so well-deserved that I pretty much hope they don't collapse. But I could really get into the Rangers' recent habit of coming from behind to win in the late innings, and they are in position to pull it off again today.

La Dernière on this season: "The Rangers keep coming from behind to win. Is that allowed in baseball?" I think she imagines a blindside tackle or something.

La Dernière: "So the Astros are way, way ahead. Can they not just skip right to the World Series now and save some time?"
   34. Greg K Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:37 PM (#5455222)
He's been a revelation this year. I never say this, but I almost expect him to hit for the cycle in a game sometime this year. He's just seeing the ball so well, and figured out his swing. I think the league could adjust to him like Miranda did in his first AB today by not throwing him strikes, because he's in swing mode all the time. But so far he's even hitting balls out of the zone.

He's actually taking pitches and walks too. Admittedly, not a great deal for a normal major leaguer, but by Pillar standards he's a veritable Carlos Santana.

I've been wrong about Pillar more times than I can count at this point, so why can't he be a solid hitter now too!
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:42 PM (#5455226)
Rather fitting that the Astros spend Derek Jeter Day in first hand contemplation of the cost of ignoring Hal Newhouser's recommendation to take Jeter ahead of Phil Nevin. The Baseball Gods provide some extra smiting by giving the Yankees a come-from-behind win. Another Aaron Judge HR, too.
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 05:45 PM (#5455229)
Let's go A's !!!
   37. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 14, 2017 at 06:15 PM (#5455249)
Throw in Osuna, and I think something could be arranged (Brett Cecil, Matt Adams and Sam Tuivallela sounds fair, heck we'll throw in Pham also)


No way!
You bought him, you keep him!
Don't try to dump your mistake back on the Jays. ;)
   38. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 14, 2017 at 06:38 PM (#5455258)
After receiving a pickoff throw to first, Chase Utley leans on Ian Desmond until Desmond's toe momentarily comes off the base. Desmond is called safe, but after a review, the umpires call him out.
   39. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2017 at 06:50 PM (#5455261)
The Angels make their mommas proud, actually win a game. Alex Meyer throws his best game of the year, Bud Norris gets another save, Mike Trout homers and steals two bases.
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 06:58 PM (#5455262)
The Angels make their mommas proud, actually win a game.


I remember Phil Rizzuto saying 'Holy Cow !'.
This whole mother's day and cancer awareness and support the troops, and change ball if it hits ground, and don't slide into the fielder at 2nd, and don't block the basepath to homeplate and the whole 12 pitches / take him out bullshit....
what has Baseball mutated into ?

Is there even a word for it ?

*cricket with benefits.
   41. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2017 at 07:08 PM (#5455269)
If you want to collect your Trea Turner bobblehead, you gotta wait in line.
   42. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 07:13 PM (#5455271)
Does anyone know what happened to Tim Lincecum ?
Scherzer is going down the same path ...
   43. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 07:41 PM (#5455275)
Let's go Yankees !

Finally I can mute those Nats (is it Gnats?) idiots.

(That went well !) lol²
   44. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 07:53 PM (#5455276)
Tanaka feeling like Tageisha in that pink ####.
   45. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 07:59 PM (#5455280)
Not insurmountable.
   46. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:02 PM (#5455281)
Oh great, now even the Zac Brown Band sucks. #### off, Baseball !
   47. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:06 PM (#5455285)
Just a reminder this is Starlin Castro's age 27 season.
   48. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5455286)
Well, I need some sleep.
   49. BDC Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:11 PM (#5455287)
the Astros spend Derek Jeter Day in first hand contemplation of the cost of ignoring Hal Newhouser's recommendation to take Jeter ahead of Phil Nevin

Phil Nevin was a heck of a talent, though, and at peak in the majors was a 4-5 WAR, 100-RBI guy. As great as the difference between him and Jeter turned out to be, in the grand scale of draft success it's a minor thing.

Their eternal regret was subsequently trading Phil Nevin for a six-week rental of Mike Henneman. In fact, Nevin may hold some kind of record for most times being traded for absolute worthlessness in return, especially for a guy who had a decent (if ultimately disappointing) career. Nevin, in the course of his 200-HR, 15-WAR career, was traded successively for those six weeks of Henneman, Andy Sheets, the remains of Chan Ho Park, Jerry Hairston, and two guys who never made the majors.
   50. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5455288)
DBacks are out of position players.
Sending up Patrick Corbin to pinch hit in 10th.
   51. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5455289)
This one goes out to all the White Sox, Astros, Padres and Golden State Warrior Fans !
Enjoy !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aENJoceTXA
   52. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5455291)
Ho, and now AJ Pollock is hurt after a single, and has to come out of the game!
   53. Snowboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5455293)
Greinke in to PR, Corbin in to PH!
   54. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:18 PM (#5455297)
I just hope Jeter and O'Neill don't cast together, I would seriously die with brain blood clot.
   55. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:22 PM (#5455298)
My girlfriend asked me why they were all wearing pink this evening... I told her because it's Flamingo Awareness Day and of course, she believed me... because Flamingos look like bats.

Dusty Baker claps !
   56. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5455308)
The good news: The Yankees are getting blown out.

The bad news: This gives the ESPN announcers license to tell even more fawning Derek Jeter stories than they would otherwise have done.
   57. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5455312)
Max Scherzer got plunked on the leg by a line drive last inning.

Max Scherzer just threw an immaculate inning, which I just learned about. 3 outs on 9 pitches. Neat.
   58. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:00 PM (#5455315)
Max Scherzer just threw an immaculate inning, which I just learned about. 3 outs on 9 pitches. Neat.


is it 3 outs on 9 pitches or is is 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches? The former is nothing special, the latter is always cool.

There are two things pitchers look forward too, the 9 pitch 3 strikeout inning or the 3 pitch, 3 out inning. Both are special.
   59. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:03 PM (#5455316)
The bad news: This gives the ESPN announcers license to tell even more fawning Derek Jeter stories than they would otherwise have done.


I don't think that it would have made any difference on this day.

Heck in the Cardinal broadcast we got Edmonds and McLaughlin fawning over Jeter(during a Cubs/Cardinal game...they made fun of someone who once said that Jeter might be overrated---and then focused on his five world series rings) ... I was so happy that McCarver wasn't in the booth today.

I was surprised we didn't get a Family Guy style cut in with McCarver or something fawning over Jeter.
   60. Bote Man Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:09 PM (#5455318)
is it 3 outs on 9 pitches or is is 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches? The former is nothing special, the latter is always cool.

It's the right one. 9 strikes on 9 pitches, 3 strikeouts. I just learned what it is, so I guess it's neat.
   61. AndrewJ Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:14 PM (#5455321)
Max Scherzer just threw an immaculate inning, which I just learned about. 3 outs on 9 pitches. Neat.

I saw Byung-Hyun Kim do that against the Phillies in '02. It's happened just 84 times in MLB history. By comparison, we've had 295 no-hitters.
   62. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:26 PM (#5455330)
I saw Jeff Robinson of all people strike out the side on 9 pitches in 1987x Labor Day. That Cub team finished last, but IIRC Robinson k'd Durham, Dawson and Palmeiro, which was a tough assignment.
   63. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:39 PM (#5455338)
It's happened just 84 times in MLB history. By comparison, we've had 295 no-hitters.


27 outs >>>>>>>>> 3 outs
   64. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:44 PM (#5455341)
Like the cycle, something of a freak occurrence rather than an overall superlative one. But rare feats in baseball are lovely nonetheless.
   65. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:52 PM (#5455345)
Is it the disgraceful stadium, or are the Astros really unbeatable?
   66. dog poop god (SS) Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:56 PM (#5455346)
The Astros are quite good, but they were beaten earlier today.

15-15 through 14 innings today.
   67. Dr. Vaux Posted: May 14, 2017 at 09:58 PM (#5455347)
I mean more like un-get-out-able. Sure you can score more than they do and outlast them, but that's only technically beating them.
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 10:00 PM (#5455349)
Is it the disgraceful stadium, or are the Astros really unbeatable?


I'm thinking the latter, that is pretty impressive mix of offensive players...when you have one player with more than 4 pa, with a lower than 98 ops+...and that guy is Carlos Beltran, you are looking at a fantastic offense... throw in a former Cy Young award winner pitching at the level again, a 23 year old first round draft pick who in 44 games in his career so far, has a 123 era+ over 255 innings, and 3 solid starters, and a strong bullpen and you are looking at a pretty good team... some of that is of course unsustainble, but right now, they look to be the best team in the AL, if not baseball.
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: May 14, 2017 at 10:13 PM (#5455353)
27 outs >>>>>>>>> 3 outs


It's greater, but not rarer. The rarity is the fun feat. Along with a narrative... Cycles are fun because it shows one of everything, even though a 2 double, 2 homerun game is probably better.

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