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Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 01:24 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 02:21 PM (#6014756)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS WIN TODAY?!
   2. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 03:58 PM (#6014774)
Pinch-hit 3-run homer for Ruff, and the Giants tie it up 4-4 in the 7th. These guys were supposed to suck, and they still might, but they've been pulling a lot of rabbits out of a lot of hats this month. Already 5 pinch-hit homers this month.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:08 PM (#6014775)
Marly Rivera
@MarlyRiveraESPN
·
20m
Aaron Boone says the #Yankees are now “close” to the 85% mark in vaccination – said overall the team is currently at around 84% because of timing. Spokesperson says “a handful of guys” did not get vaccinated on the same day, so they’re still waiting for the 14 days to clear.

...............

Sports Business Journal
@sbjsbd
·
2m
The @Reds will "increase capacity from 30% to 40%" at Great American Ball Park starting next week following new public health orders from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine regarding outdoor events.
   4. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:21 PM (#6014778)
Mike Trout goes the other way for a homer. He's very good.
   5. salvomania Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:22 PM (#6014779)
Why is Matt Carpenter starting---and hitting in the middle of the lineup---for the seventh time in 9 games? He's batting .088 (3 for 34, with 14 Ks) on the season, following a 2020 in which he hit .186.

I like the guy, and he's been a great Cardinal, but I don't think he "has it" anymore.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:43 PM (#6014786)
xBA is a better indicator of skills than BA and last year - er, it was .206.

and this year it's .153.

I notice that "INSERT FORK HERE" sign on the back of his jersey today, too.
   7. phredbird Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:46 PM (#6014788)

yes, very bothered by the carpenter business. we don't need 'veteran presence' or whatever the hell mo and mike are thinking.

we've already established that we are mediocre, we might as well start giving guys a chance to see who can play.
   8. phredbird Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:46 PM (#6014790)

now that i've had that rant, watch carpenter go on an exended run of doubles and walks.
   9. phredbird Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:51 PM (#6014792)

holy cats, we really are playing like a bunch of little leaguers.

i need to take a break and maybe come back ...
   10. salvomania Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:51 PM (#6014793)
I think you're safe, Phred. That ain't gonna happen. He was also pretty bad in 2019.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:58 PM (#6014794)
The @Reds will "increase capacity from 30% to 40%" at Great American Ball Park starting next week following new public health orders from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine regarding outdoor events.
When the Nationals did their Socially Distanced Seat Selection for partial plan holders today, they only did the games from May1-13, rather than the whole month, suggesting that they think the DC Government may allow them to boost capacity beyond 25% by mid-May. Many areas should be well over 50% vaccinated by then, so we may see a lot of similar actions.
   12. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 05:03 PM (#6014795)
Shohei Ohtani goes yard. Four shutout (abet shakey) innings last night, a homer today. He's something else.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 21, 2021 at 05:20 PM (#6014799)
With his 6th strikeout of game in the 4th inning, Max Scherzer has passed Mike Mussina (2,813) for 21st place on the Career Leaderboard.
   14. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 05:21 PM (#6014800)
Shohei Ohtani goes yard. Four shutout (abet shakey) innings last night, a homer today. He's something else.


I don't think six walks in four innings is a recipe for sustained success, but the guy somehow worked out of it. A more disciplined lineup might never swing the bat when he's out there.
   15. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2021 at 05:42 PM (#6014802)
Cuomo said today that outdoor facilities like stadiums will get upward revisements on capacity week

I think if 3 or 4 more women come forward, he'll boost the Mets and Yankees to 100 pct capacity!

#breadandcircuses

................

"what could go wrong" dept:

San Diego Padres

@Padres

Update from the clubhouse: Dinelson Lamet left today’s game with right forearm tightness.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: April 21, 2021 at 06:19 PM (#6014808)
Why is Matt Carpenter starting---and hitting in the middle of the lineup---for the seventh time in 9 games? He's batting .088 (3 for 34, with 14 Ks) on the season, following a 2020 in which he hit .186.

Hoping to convince him it's time for Matt Carpenter Day? Showcasing him to see if the Cubs are interested? (He'd be one of our better hitters.) Mike Schildt's last trip to Bally's didn't go so well?
   17. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 06:45 PM (#6014815)
How did the Angels just blow an 8th inning lead to the Rangers? Come on.
   18. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: April 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM (#6014819)
####### disgusting.
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6014825)
to blankenhorn = to #### up s.th. miserably (baseball term).
   20. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 21, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6014826)
Red Sox "starter" Richards BB's the first guy on 4 pitches, beans the next guy and surrenders a single to Vald. Sox down 1-0 already. Got Tellez to GIDP once they contested the call. Richards probably won't make 5 innings, but the comeback kids of 2021 always have a chance(Yes, the pixie dust will run out on the Red Sox season, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts...)
   21. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 07:56 PM (#6014829)
LOL, A's win on fumble by blankenhorn and AIR MAIL ! e4 and e5 ends it.

11 in a row. Go A's !
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 08:05 PM (#6014832)
Bob Melvin likes the word 'regardless' , obviously.
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 08:09 PM (#6014833)
Mets or Yanks.... always tough...
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 08:09 PM (#6014834)
I will go with the better team, the Mets !
   25. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 08:23 PM (#6014835)
Yeah, good one , Mets !
Now bring 2 more home.
   26. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 21, 2021 at 08:24 PM (#6014836)
Make it a Confortoble lead !
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: April 21, 2021 at 09:52 PM (#6014849)
Why is Matt Carpenter starting---and hitting in the middle of the lineup---for the seventh time in 9 games? He's batting .088 (3 for 34, with 14 Ks) on the season, following a 2020 in which he hit .186.

I like the guy, and he's been a great Cardinal, but I don't think he "has it" anymore.


To be fair, by the statcast metrics Carpenter has actually been pretty good, just having bad luck. Carpenter hitting into bad luck.
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:24 PM (#6014860)
Mets go to hapless Hildenberger in the 6th, who walks the bases loaded with his team down 10-4 before allowing a disastrous Baez grand slam.

[rethinks his "oh the humanity" meme and retrenches]
   29. salvomania Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:47 PM (#6014866)
To be fair, by the statcast metrics Carpenter has actually been pretty good,

So no concern about the 35% K rate (higher after today) paired with a career-low walk rate?

During Carpenter's best seasons his walk rate was within 3-8% of his K rate. Now the difference is more than 25%.
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:50 PM (#6014867)
Mets INF Guillorme on to pitch the 8th in a 14-4 game

he "tossed" a 1-2-3 inning last year
   31. Brian C Posted: April 21, 2021 at 10:52 PM (#6014868)
Mets go to hapless Hildenberger in the 6th, who walks the bases loaded with his team down 10-4 before allowing a disastrous Baez grand slam.

[rethinks his "oh the humanity" meme and retrenches]

The grand slam was particularly sad because he had just gotten Baez to chase on a slider way outside. So he went to the exact same pitch, which almost certainly would have gotten the exact same result ... if Hildenberger had not left the slider right out over the middle of the plate. Oops.
   32. cardsfanboy Posted: April 21, 2021 at 11:31 PM (#6014875)

So no concern about the 35% K rate (higher after today) paired with a career-low walk rate?


we are talking about roughly 40 pa... that k rate would equal his career average with literally 1 less strikeout... that low walk rate would literally reach his career average with 2 walks... you are focusing on margins, when the data is saying he is hitting the ball well and not getting good results. Now of course the data is absolutely overstating his ability, but what it is saying is that he's still a major league hitter.

Matt Carpenter is not really an issue for the team right now, based upon the data he's still an average hitter with bad luck. That happens. The issue with the Cardinals right now is that they have only one outfielder who is worth a crap. They have an offense that is heavy on homeruns... and they have inconsistent pitching (although going from 1 quality start as a team to 4 in 3 days is a sign of improvement)

   33. salvomania Posted: April 22, 2021 at 12:09 PM (#6014929)
that k rate would equal his career average with literally 1 less strikeout... that low walk rate would literally reach his career average with 2 walks...

I don't know what kind of math you're using, but even if we exclude yesterday's 2 Ks, he has 14 K's in 40 PA, whereas at his career rate he would have 8. That's a big difference, even in just 40 PA.

And he's now walked 3 times (not counting 1 IBB) in 43 PA in 2020, or about 1 every 14 PA, compared to a career rate of almost exactly 1 walk per 8 PA (not counting IBB). You're right that "just two more" would put him at his career rate, but considering he's only worked 3 walks so far, those 2 missing walks seem more significant.
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2021 at 02:33 PM (#6014955)
I don't know what kind of math you're using, but even if we exclude yesterday's 2 Ks, he has 14 K's in 40 PA, whereas at his career rate he would have 8. That's a big difference, even in just 40 PA.


Honestly I probably looked at the wrong line, his last year number of 28% instead of his career rate at 20%.

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