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Monday, September 13, 2021

Is it already time for another WEEKLY OMNICHATTER?, for September 13-16, 2021

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Hombre Brotani Posted: September 13, 2021 at 03:14 PM | 152 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: September 13, 2021 at 03:42 PM (#6039482)
After going just 2-for-27 in his first seven games off the DL, Buxton has now homered four times in the next eight (including today), going .314/.333/.657 in 36 PA.

I wonder what he'd look like in a full season... this is his 43rd game, and he has 14 homers and an OPS around 1.000...

He's only had one season with more than 331 PA, and that was 4 years ago.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2021 at 03:55 PM (#6039489)
Yankees tinkering with their infield defense today, starting DJ LeMahieu at 3rd, moving Gleyber Torres from SS to 2nd, and putting Tyler Wade as SS. Gio Urshela is also said to be taking ground balls at SS. Torres has been a bit shaky at SS since coming off the IL, and never looked as good as he was at 2nd, so this may be his long-term position. Not paying immediate dividends, as the Yankees trail Twins 5-0 in 6th.
   3. TomH Posted: September 13, 2021 at 04:17 PM (#6039497)
I posted this last month I think

The Dodgers are in line to becomes the 2nd team in MLB history (the other being the 1936-39 Yankees, 82 yrs ago, possibly the greatest dynasty ever) to
- lead their league in scoring the most runs
- lead their league in allowing the fewest runs
- four years in a row

This combination has only happened about 1/6th of the time in any single year. And less frequently in more modern history. So it's quite a feat if they accomplish it.


   4. salvomania Posted: September 13, 2021 at 04:54 PM (#6039505)
as the Yankees trail Twins 5-0 in 6th.


Yanks up off the mat as Judge ties it in the 8th with a two-out 3-run homer vs. the Twins.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2021 at 05:42 PM (#6039515)
Yanks come all the way back to win 6-5 in 10 innings, with Gary Sanchez’s game-winning hit bringing home the Manfred Man.

Next up: 3 games @ Baltimore. Could be an opportunity there.
   6. BDC Posted: September 13, 2021 at 06:36 PM (#6039525)
I'm at the BDC Dome to see Astros-Rangers. It's like a morgue here, not to give the State of Texas any ideas about what to do with the place in the off-season. School night of course, but Astros ... they closed some parking lots & several concessions. They've been reporting attendance of 20-30K lately but of course that's tickets sold, many well in advance; & I wonder how many fans have actually been showing up.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2021 at 07:27 PM (#6039530)
... they closed some parking lots & several concessions.
One can only hope that they don’t cut back on the A/C!
   8. BDC Posted: September 13, 2021 at 07:37 PM (#6039532)
Oh no, it's blowin' snowballs in here
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2021 at 08:47 PM (#6039535)
Nationals were still awaiting their 1st baserunner in the 6th inning against Sandy Alcantara, when a hard hit error leads off the inning. A significant accomplished is still possible, but Alcantara took a liner off his foot earlier, and one wonders if that will affect him.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2021 at 09:11 PM (#6039536)
Josh Bell singles off the right field wall to break up the no-hitter, but it goes for naught, and Marlins still lead the Nationals 1-0 in 8th.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2021 at 09:26 PM (#6039537)
Jays up 8-0 in 7th so I give them the W

AL WILD CARD partway thru Mon (TWO slots)

TOR 81-63 --- (W)
BOS 81-64 --- at SEA late

NYY 80-64 0.5 (W)
SEA 77-66 3 vs BOS late
OAK 77-66 3
   12. BDC Posted: September 13, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6039538)
Some guy named Siri just hit a home run off a guy named Alexa.
   13. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 09:49 PM (#6039540)
Alcantara making a late Cy Young award run. He won’t get it but he’s beginning to move into top 10. Wainwright only pitched six tonight but they were all goose eggs and he leaves with a lead. Card bullpen sucks so he has about a 25% chance for another W
   14. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 13, 2021 at 09:55 PM (#6039542)
Blue Jays are really on fire right now. They've had quite a good pythag record for awhile now and finally they are getting all the deserved wins. If, and that's a big effing if, the Sox play these guys in the WC game, I do not fancy their chances. But, you never know, anything can happen in 1 game.
   15. WKRP in Cincinnatus Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:06 PM (#6039545)
Blue Jays remind me of the 2015 Cubs. Lots of fun to watch.
   16. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6039547)
Darvish gives up five in the first and tingler sticks with him
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:15 PM (#6039548)
if scores hold up, SD and STL both 74-69 and resting CIN takes the slot at 75-69
   18. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:24 PM (#6039551)
Kershaw with shaky first but good to see him back
   19. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:41 PM (#6039554)
Cards killing the Mets with bloopers and seeing eye hits. This never happens for the 2021 Cards
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6039555)
NL LEAST STANDINGS thru Mon*

ATL 76-66 ---

PHI 72-71 4.5

* - Mets have been taken off the board unless they get back within 4 G this week

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

the second NL WILD CARD goes to one of, mostly thru Mon:

SDP 74-68 --- at SF and trail 5-1 in 3rd
CIN 75-69 ---

STL 74-69 (W)
PHI 72-71
   21. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:52 PM (#6039556)
Snell hurt. Paddack just put on DL and Darvish gives up 5 in the first. Padres falling apart
   22. The Duke Posted: September 13, 2021 at 11:12 PM (#6039559)
Bellinger and lux with a funny moment in the OF
   23. Astroenteritis Posted: September 14, 2021 at 12:15 AM (#6039566)
Some guy named Siri just hit a home run off a guy named Alexa.


Siri tonight became the first player in major league history to get four hits and 5 RBI in his 1st major league start (not debut). Two of his hits were homers, the first two of his ML career. Well done, Siri.
   24. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 14, 2021 at 12:43 AM (#6039568)
Padres falling apart


And the Red Sox following. I think the Sox and Pads will be the ones without a chair when the music stops....
   25. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 14, 2021 at 01:02 AM (#6039570)
Sox get 2 back in the 8th with 2 solo shots from Xander and Devers, down 5-4. Some dude named Kaleb Ort is pitching for the Sox. I have no idea who that is and am too lazy to look up if he's decent.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 01:04 AM (#6039571)
amusing to see once-impudent Padres fans on other sites now mewling how great their team would have been if not injuries - unlike the 29 other squads.

kids, it's 2021. check the other rosters.
   27. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 07:47 AM (#6039577)
I wonder if LAA would be in the WC hunt if trout had played this year. They’ve lost a lot of WAR with him sitting out
   28. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 14, 2021 at 08:42 AM (#6039581)
Toronto now holds the #1 wild card spot in the American League by themselves.

On the morning of August 28th, the Blue Jays were 9.5 games back of the Yankees, who held that position.
They also had to pass Seattle (2 games ahead of Toronto), Oakland (3 games ahead of them), and Boston (6.5 games ahead of them).

They passed them all in the span of 17 games.
   29. What if I planted tomatoes Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:27 AM (#6039596)
Blue Jays are a fun team

I still cannot get my head around the Crew being up 14 games. Incredible.
   30. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:09 AM (#6039601)
In 13 September games thus far, Lourdes Gurriel has 15 runs scored and *26* rbi. That is pretty nuts.
   31. What if I planted tomatoes Posted: September 14, 2021 at 01:00 PM (#6039620)
What is the record for rbi in a month (ignoring number of games played)?

I know Cecil Cooper drove in 39 runs in July 1983 only because my family mentions it every baseball season.

While really impressive I assume someone has driven in a lot more especially in the old days when there was more offense and doubleheaders.

So, 50?

   32. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 14, 2021 at 01:18 PM (#6039626)
#31

Most RBI in a single month:

                                        
Rk           Player    Split Year  G RBI
1      Joe DiMaggio   August 1939 31  53
2       Hack Wilson   August 1930 30  53
3      Honus Wagner Sept/Oct 1901 36  51
4         Rudy York   August 1937 30  50
5        Lou Gehrig     July 1930 35  50
6       Pie Traynor   August 1928 32  50
7        Lou Gehrig   August 1935 35  48
8         Babe Ruth   August 1929 31  47
9           Mel Ott     June 1929 33  47
10   Hank Greenberg     June 1935 31  46
   33. What if I planted tomatoes Posted: September 14, 2021 at 01:29 PM (#6039629)
32--muchas gracias. Unsurprising all clustered in a decadish period except for Wagner.
   34. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 04:29 PM (#6039655)
This Ryan kid that the Twins got from the Rays for Nelson Cruz looks awfully good... I imagine that, unless he gets injured or implodes in the spring, he's a lock for the rotation in 2022.

EDIT: Apparently he has an Instagram titled "The Joe Ryan Experience."
   35. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 05:08 PM (#6039668)
DiMaggio’s August 1939 splits which produced the 53 RBI cited in #32, 42% of his season total of ‘only’ 126: .405/.483/.779. Pretty good, but he probably benefited from a lot of RISP, too. Joe also hit .467/.536/1.033 with RISP & 2 out that year.
   36. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 07:09 PM (#6039691)
Aaron Judge gavels a 2-run HR to RF to get the Yankees started against the Orioles @ Camden Yards.
   37. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 07:32 PM (#6039695)
1986 Mets documentary - I know, I know - begins in 28 minutes in the Eastern Time Zone. check your local listings
   38. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 07:58 PM (#6039698)
In highlights from this century, Giancarlo Stanton HRs to the RF flag court, making it 4-0 Yankees, followed by Luke Voit solo shot.
   39. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 14, 2021 at 08:40 PM (#6039700)
Whatever your opinion on the merits of the Mets doc, why would they air it at the same time as an actual Mets game?
   40. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 08:59 PM (#6039702)
hell, I'm older than dirt, and I DVR'd both episodes so I could watch the ballgame, then the doc, then possibly "Bachelor in Paradise" also on DVR (don't judge me!)

I suppose it is amusing that Darling and KHernandez are broadcasting a live game and commenting or being commented on simultaneously in that documentary.

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

so 21 pitchers so far have tossed 162 IP to qualify for the ERA title, and another 22 are on pace to get there.

15 qualifiers in the NL and another 10 on their way.
6 qualifiers in AL and another 12 on their way.

no quite as bad as I feared - 43 would be about 1.5 per team.

but 200 IP? the top 4 - all from NL - should get there. that's Wheeler, Wainwright (!), Alcantara, Buehler. 195, 190, 189, 186.

in AL, leaders are Berrios and Ray of TOR - 173 and 170 - then Montas is next in AL with 166. no way he gets home.

will ANY AL pitcher reach 200 IP? well, Cole was at 164 and has pitched 5 already tonight, so he needs to be mentioned - maybe.
   41. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:03 PM (#6039703)
Don't understand Shildt pinch-hitting for P Woodford leading off in the top of the 4th in a 2-2 game vs the Mets---Cardinals' pen is fragile and overworked right now, and asking for 5 innings from the pen and using the likes of Daniel Ponce de Leon and Andrew Miller to bridge to the 7th is a recipe for disaster.
   42. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:08 PM (#6039704)
Nice 2-2 curve to the backstop by Ponce de Leon to advance the runners.

Moot, as he walks the guy anyway. Getting yanked now after walking three of the four batters he faced.

Sacks full for Conforto with only out. Will we get the go-ahead hit... or the inning-ending DP ground ball?
   43. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:09 PM (#6039705)
I'd rather Schildt had gone "three times through the order" with Woodford than three batters with Ponce de Leon.
   44. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:11 PM (#6039706)
Conforto misses a granny by inches.
   45. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:12 PM (#6039707)
Settles for the go-ahead sac fly, 3-2 Mets.
   46. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:27 PM (#6039709)
well, 72 inches for Conforto so yes I guess.

I doubt Al-Cardinals TV showed it, but after the last half-inning, Molina gave Ponce De Leon the "what for" in the dugout for that wildness, or something. Youth Boy tries a half-hearted defense, but Shildt and a coach backed him all the way toward the clubhouse. time for a shower, meat.

minutes later, Molina hits a grounder to short, and Lindor sees that Molina is not running. so he takes his time, then tosses a wild throw, high. Mets announcers claim Molina would have been safe if he had hustled, while conceding that this is a 39-year-old catcher in mid-September. I'd say that if Molina had run it out, Lindor would have easily tossed him out.

current perfect storm for Mets - they lead, and STL CIN ATL and PHI all trail...

#yougottaboolieve
   47. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:29 PM (#6039710)
Molina goes ape-#### in dugout on Ponce de Leon after that shitty performance. Cards coaches have to remove de Leon from dugout
   48. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:32 PM (#6039711)
I’ll be super interested in the PDL- Molina spat. Earlier in inning Molina turned and left a mound conf in the middle of the discussion with coaches and walked disgustingly back to plate. Then laid into him in dugout after inning
   49. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 09:56 PM (#6039714)
Tyler O'Neill crushes a first-pitch Jeurys Familia fastball to left-center for his 26th homer and a 4-3 Cardinals lead in the top of the 8th.
   50. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:06 PM (#6039716)
A rare 3-infield-hits-for-a-catcher game for the Nationals Keibert Ruiz against Marlins.
   51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:09 PM (#6039717)
Molina goes ape-#### in dugout on Ponce de Leon after that shitty performance. Cards coaches have to remove de Leon from dugout.
Earlier in inning Molina turned and left a mound conf in the middle of the discussion with coaches and walked disgustingly back to plate.
What about the axiom about never showing up a teammate? Might be a violation here.
   52. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:14 PM (#6039719)
What about the axiom about never showing up a teammate? Might be a violation here.

Part of being a leader is knowing when you need to break the rules, especially if they're unwritten. #intangibles #firstballot
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:22 PM (#6039721)
Juan Soto, the King of OBP, has 3 hits & a BB in 5 PA tonight, bringing his BA to .313, in hot pursuit of NL leaders Trea Turner (.316) & Nick Castellanos (.314). Nationals lead Marlins 8-2, going into the 9th.
   54. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:27 PM (#6039722)
The Cardinals' transformation from a historically bad staff in hit batsmen---a little over a month ago they were on pace to shatter the existing single-season hit-batsmen record (95) by more than 25%---has been amazing.

Then they stopped hitting batters. If they complete the 9th inning tonight without hitting a batter, it will be their 23rd consecutive game without hitting a batter. The last time they had a longer streak was in 1988, when they went 26 games without hitting a batter. That season they hit 18 batters total. (They have hit 82 thus far in 2021.)
   55. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:37 PM (#6039726)
Javy Baez wastes no time in tying the game up in the bottom of the 9th.
   56. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:39 PM (#6039727)
re: 54, Sounds like an elaborate plot to fix the HBP prop bets, no? Perhaps the Commissioner should consider looking into the matter?
   57. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 10:42 PM (#6039728)
Baez also wisely accepts the curtain call and flexes as he walks out of the dugout to wild applause.

he may not prefer these terms of engagement, but it is what it is and he is reaping the rewards now.
   58. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:02 PM (#6039733)

The Mets had zero hits between Baez' first-inning RBI bunt and his 9th-inning solo HR.
   59. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:07 PM (#6039734)
what a game - with Mets season on the brink, they get Molina to end a rally with a DP in the top of the 10th and then Lindor hits into one in the bottom of the inning.
   60. stanmvp48 Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:21 PM (#6039735)
Another outstanding performance by Jake Arrieta
   61. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:21 PM (#6039736)
Cards bunch together a bunch of singles for a three run lead. They haven’t been able to do that all year. They are out of good pitchers so this game isn’t over yet
   62. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:22 PM (#6039737)
Resilient Cards wriggle off the hook in the bottom of the 10th, getting the 2-3-5 DP with the winning run on 3rd.

Then they storm ahead with three (so far) in the 11th, with Jose Rondon (who?) and the .184-hitting pinch-hitter Andrew Knizner delivering key hits.
   63. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:22 PM (#6039738)
Every pitcher is good against the Mets, though.
   64. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:23 PM (#6039739)
who knew that the Mets bringing in a nobody who hasn't pitched in a month (literally) could go badly?
   65. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:37 PM (#6039740)
Cardinals trying to give it back with our right fielder doing his best 2011 game 6 Nelson Cruz impression.
   66. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:49 PM (#6039742)
NL LEAST STANDINGS thru Tues

ATL 76-67 --- (L)

PHI 72-72 4.5 (L)
NYM 72-74 5.55 (L)

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

the second NL WILD CARD, thru most of Tues:

STL 75-69 --- (W)

CIN 75-70 --- (L)
SDP 74-69 0.5 at SF
PHI 72-72 3 (L)
NYM 72-74 4 (L)

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

AL WILD CARD thru part of Tues (TWO slots)

TOR 81-64 --- (L)
NYY 81-64 --- (W)

BOS 81-65 0.5 at SEA
SEA 78-66 2.5 vs BOS
OAK 77-66 3 at KC
   67. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:49 PM (#6039743)
Real nail-biting win for the Cardinals, the agony prolonged by a run-scoring two-out error by Kim in the 11th. But they hang on to take the 7-6 squeaker, and move into sole possession of the second Wild Card spot (at least until the late results come in).

According to the Mets' announcers, the Mets' last 9 losses have all been by one run---the longest streak in MLB history.
   68. The Duke Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:49 PM (#6039744)
Cards win and pick up ground on Mets, Phillies, reds and Braves and will likely pick up a game on Padres. Fabulous night !
   69. stanmvp48 Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (#6039746)
If I read correctly Javier Baez was intentionally walked as the tying run
   70. Howie Menckel Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:53 PM (#6039747)
Mets, who rally with two runs to get within 7-6 and tying and winning runs on base, count on Almora and his .323 OPS - not OBP, not SLG, but total OPS - to get the job done.
3-2 pitch - and a feeble grounder to second and the Mets' season ends on an appropriate note.

Bruce Springsteen got it right, as he so often does:

Seen a man standing over a dead dog
Lying by the highway in a ditch
He's looking down kinda puzzled
Poking that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open
He's standing out on Highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough
That dog'd get up and run

Struck me kinda funny
Seemed kinda funny, sir, to me
Still, at the end of every hard day
People find some reason to boo-lieve

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

(Baez had a 3-0 count when he was IBB. went 2 for 2 with a HR and 3 BB with the Mets' season on the brink.)
   71. salvomania Posted: September 14, 2021 at 11:55 PM (#6039748)
If I read correctly Javier Baez was intentionally walked as the tying run

With the count 3-0 and a slumping hitter on deck, and it set up a potential game-ending DP. Which almost happened, but McNeil beat the relay.
   72. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 01:19 AM (#6039754)
I remember reading a month ago (or was it 10 days ago) about how the season was over for the Cardinals. Doesn't really look like that to me right now (never did... season isn't over until you are realistically out of it... And Blue Jays have shown that realistically out of it, is a lot more than a couple of games back with 50 to go)

It's storming here in St Louis, my poor doggie hates the storm, so we had to hide out in a environment safe room (actually the bathroom with the exhaust fan running to drown out the thunder) until it passed, so I missed this game, would have been nice to watch some of it.

I haven't seen Molina and Ponce DeLeon other than the highlight on MLB.com which is just them jawing in the dugout so I have no clue what it's about.

Tyler O'Neill is having himself a heck of a season, imagine if he could have played another 20 or so games, he might actually be top 3 in the NL in War.
   73. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 15, 2021 at 01:20 AM (#6039755)
Schwahbahhhhh....doubles, in the 8th, bases loaded. 3 score. Sox take 5-2 lead in Seattle. Great pick up at the deadline for the Sox.
   74. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 15, 2021 at 01:35 AM (#6039756)

Almora is 0-14 as a PH this season. I don't know what he's even doing on the roster, let alone at the plate with the season on the line. I think Guillorme was still available.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 01:53 AM (#6039759)
Cardinals trying to give it back with our right fielder doing his best 2011 game 6 Nelson Cruz impression.


Just saw the "highlight" of that play, that was horrible. When the Cardinals have at a minimum 3+ defenders (for the corner) for someone like Rondon to be out there is just bad luck/timing. (not sure why Rondon was out there to be honest, not a double switch as far as I can tell)
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 02:02 AM (#6039760)
I don't follow football anymore, but thought it was funny/weird that one main article on ESPN was about how it was a historic week for teams covering the spread as underdogs. Is this what allowing gambling is going to look like going forward, we get articles in mainstream sites talking about the spread and "history"?

And it makes me fear, we'll see the same thing with baseball embracing gambling. I have no issue with gambling personally. I have issue with it interrupting my baseball coverage though. Gamble if you want, heck I might even do some draft kings sometime in the future, but nothing relating to gambling, other than crippling addiction, should be covered by mainstream press in the same way as actual sports related news.
   77. salvomania Posted: September 15, 2021 at 09:17 AM (#6039775)
Just saw the "highlight" of that play, that was horrible. When the Cardinals have at a minimum 3+ defenders (for the corner) for someone like Rondon to be out there is just bad luck/timing. (not sure why Rondon was out there to be honest, not a double switch as far as I can tell)

Shildt originally pulled the RF Carlson and replaced him with Rondon as an extra infielder when the Mets had the winning run at 3rd with one out in the 10th. He then played a "normal" right field when he came out for the 11th, with the Mets' announcers at the time wondering why Rondon---a career infielder with 58 innings of MLB OF experience---didn't stay in the infield with Tommy Edman, who's started 65 games in the OF, going out to right.

They also noted how shallow Rondon was playing, allowing a ball to go over his head, when he should have been playing deep in a "no doubles" defense. (That's on the coaches.)

Gotta admit, my favorite games to watch are when the Cardinals play the Mets and I can enjoy the Mets' announcers. They are really fun to listen to.
   78. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: September 15, 2021 at 10:56 AM (#6039793)
Oakland collapse is intensifying. Bullpen gave it away again, to KC this time.

- made worse in comparison by the huge crowds at the Raiders' game in Las Vegas in their new pleasure-palace, and of course the wild finish in the Raiders' favor - so different from the bad luck they seemed to find in their last go-round in Oakland. Compare that crowd to the attendance at last Wednesday evening's A's game last week at the Coliseum, which couldn't have been much more than 5,000 people.
   79. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 15, 2021 at 02:00 PM (#6039823)
A rare all-Rogers mound matchup for Marlins @ Nationals, Trevor. v. Josh. I wonder how often there’s been same last name starting pitchers? (Cue BBTF Research Team). Scoreless in 3rd.
   80. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: September 15, 2021 at 02:58 PM (#6039828)
Freddy Peralta and Wily Peralta started yesterday’s Brewers/Tigers game.
   81. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 15, 2021 at 03:11 PM (#6039830)
Freddy Peralta and Wily Peralta started yesterday’s Brewers/Tigers game.
And pitched a combined 12 shutout innings on 4 hits, 2 walks and 14 strikeouts. Good day to be a Peralta.
   82. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 15, 2021 at 04:36 PM (#6039848)
We now have three Gray starters; Jon faced Josiah earlier this year, and Sonny in 2019. We just need a Josiah vs. Sonny to complete the trifecta.
   83. JJ1986 Posted: September 15, 2021 at 04:46 PM (#6039850)
I knew Wily Peralta was active, but I thought he had become a short-reliever years ago.
   84. Snowboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 04:58 PM (#6039853)
From a different thread here...
My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: September 13, 2021 at 11:24 AM (#6039420)
The Blue Jays have an outside shot at getting four guys to 30 HR/100 RBI. Semian and Vlad are already there, Teoscar Hernandez needs 3 HR. Bichette almost certainly won't get there, but is currently at 23/87.


Bichette has homered and driven in five so far today, and is at 25/93. Never say never.

Oh and Robbie Ray has struck out 11 Rays so far, and walked zero. In his last seven starts, he's whipping it in there at a K/BB ratio of about 9/1. Oh wait, he just struck out Yandy Diaz to make it 12. Every starting Ray has been struck out at least once.
   85. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 15, 2021 at 05:22 PM (#6039855)
Ray vs. Rays continues the theme.
   86. DonPedro Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:08 PM (#6039862)
Niekro versus Niekro
   87. salvomania Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:32 PM (#6039865)
Forsch vs. Forsch, Perry vs. Perry
   88. salvomania Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:34 PM (#6039866)
I imagine the three Martinezes of the early '90s (Pedro, Ramon, and Dennis) must have facwed off several times.
   89. O Tempura, O Morays ('Spos) Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:34 PM (#6039867)
Didn't the Bobby Joneses face off?
   90. Howie Menckel Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:47 PM (#6039868)
Almora is 0-14 as a PH this season. I don't know what he's even doing on the roster


09.15... Mets optioned OF Albert Almora (Free Agent) to Triple-A Syracuse.
Spin: The slick defensive outfielder was just 6-for-52 this season at the major league level and is likely better suited for Triple-A at this stage of his career. New York activated José Peraza [hitting .205] from the injured list in a corresponding move.

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

[MGR Rojas kept his lifelong streak alive of never questioning his decisions that turn out badly, during his weekly call to WFAN sports radio. he said he "liked the matchup" with Almora, which if the pitcher is more than 8 years old makes no sense. why use Guillorme - .279 AVG, 104 OPS+ - when you can go with the minus 11 OPS+ !

host later said he was so disgusted that as far as he is concerned, there is no point in talking to the guy ever again. these chats have gotten a bit rude, even by Noo Yawker standards.]
   91. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 15, 2021 at 07:39 PM (#6039876)
Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander fouls the ball directly into his own groin for strike two, goes down hard, takes a few minutes to recover while broadcaster Jim Palmer helpfully notes that outfielders seldom wear cups, then swings & misses for strike 3, and heads to the dugout for a well-deserved rest.
   92. Snowboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 07:45 PM (#6039880)
Clapper, I saw that (felt it too) on YES coverage.
After several moments of eye-watering uncomfortable silence, Ken Singleton reminded us all that the count was "no balls, and two strikes"
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:00 PM (#6039882)
Nice start to the Cardinals game 5-0 first inning.
   94. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:04 PM (#6039883)
Red Sox plate 6 in the 10th to break a 3-3 tie with Seattle. Trying to keep pace with the Blue Jays who lost their 1 game this week already and are now back to their winning ways.
   95. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:05 PM (#6039884)
Doing the math, even the most optimistic option is ridiculous... If the Cardinals literally win every game remaining, they end up with 93 wins, (there are 18 games remaining, 7 of which is with the Brewers) ... even if that happens for the Cardinals to win the division would mean the Brewers would have to win less than 4 out of their remaining 10 games against other teams.... reality is interfering with my fantasy of winning the division.

Still the Cardinals chances at winning the second wild card is strong, and more importantly winning it with a few days left so that Wainwright is the pitcher for the wild card game is a real possibility. That is the goal the team is really seeking. Win the second wild card, and have Waino pitch the wild card game.
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:15 PM (#6039885)
Yea.... my proxy is working again.... Getting to watch the game....
   97. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:15 PM (#6039886)
Slight correction to #91, Santander is the DH tonight (although he usually plays RF), so he’ll have time to thoroughly inspect his ‘equipment’, and perhaps even receive some treatment, before his next PA, although I’d give him the rest of the night off rather than have him risk taking another one for the team.
   98. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 08:52 PM (#6039888)
Tyler O'Neil went from 4.9 war to 5.3 based upon his performance last night, moving from 8th to 4th(tied) in the NL. (among position players) Just like Tatis (but less so) imagine if he played a full season. (Tatis leads the NL with 6.1 and has just 472 pa and 112 games (O'Neil 120 games played but just 464 pa)
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 09:19 PM (#6039890)
In the Nl there are four legit wild card teams remaining, and none of them are out of it regardless of what I wish.

The Padres have three games against the Cardinals remaining, so they do have control of their destiny, mind you the rest of their schedule is literally the Giants, Dodgers and Braves... so they are going to be facing great teams but at the same time teams that really don't care about the result of the games as it more than likely won't change anything for them going forward.

I know that the Padres are probably the third or fourth best team in the Nl and just have had bad luck and a tough schedule that just doesn't get better.

The Reds have no control over their destiny, they just have to win more games than the Cardinals. They do have an easier schedule than the Cardinals with 8 games remaining against the Pirates, 2 against the Cubs, and 4 against the Nationals, only a 3 game set against the Dodgers features a team with over a .500 record.

The Mets and Phillies can have a chance, but they do not control their own destiny, which is a big thing to me for the wild card. I almost feel like they are an afterthought right now... but considering that among the wild card teams, the Cardinals probably have the second hardest remaining schedule, it does make it a reality that the other four teams have a chance as long as they play over .600 ball going forward.

   100. cardsfanboy Posted: September 15, 2021 at 09:29 PM (#6039891)
I hate the new look of Mlb.com
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