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Monday, August 23, 2021

Let the Weekly OMNICHATTER wash over you like an oil spill, for August 23-26, 2021

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Hombre Brotani Posted: August 23, 2021 at 05:26 AM | 155 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: August 23, 2021 at 04:36 PM (#6035843)
Just noticed that little Yaz has his birthday today, and grandpa Yaz's was yesterday.
   2. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 23, 2021 at 07:51 PM (#6035907)
Most importantly Travis Shaw returns in a HUGE way back to Boston walking off with a salami. Red Sox clinging to playoff hopes. Got a good 7 innings from Eovaldi though so that was nice too.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2021 at 07:51 PM (#6035908)
Giancarlo Stanton, playing right field in ‘the outfield of giants’, gives the Yankees a 1-0 lead over the Braves with a 2nd inning HR.
   4. The Duke Posted: August 23, 2021 at 08:10 PM (#6035909)
I saw a video on Molina where they were discussing how absurdly low stolen base totals against the cards have been during Yadi’s reign. It then discussed Cutch who stole something like 175 bases during his prime. It says, hey, here’s the man, the one that makes the Pirates go. In his first four years he tries 15x and gets thrown out 8x by Molina. Then it says after that date he goes the rest of his time without even trying again (many years). Never makes another attempt. Then the narrator goes on to show all the other stolen base attempts he makes against Yadi’s backup catchers.

Pretty interesting story. I wonder if there are others.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 23, 2021 at 08:57 PM (#6035916)
#4.

Yadi's going in 1st ballot HOF with 80%+. Doesn't matter what the WAR is, doesn't matter what his OPS+ is, dude is getting paid to be a catcher and do catcher things. Call a good game, get the most out of his staff, control the running game, etc. I know we try to get granular with that stuff but there are still intangibles there that we don't measure well and Yadi seems to be very good at these things...and for a long, long time.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2021 at 09:05 PM (#6035917)
Stanton’s 2-run double gives the Yankees a 3-1 lead @ Atlanta in the 6th.

EDIT: In the bottom of the inning Brett Gardner comes in to play CF, with Judge shifting to RF, and Stanton taking a seat as the weak link defensively in the outfield of giants. Hope his bat won’t be needed.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 23, 2021 at 09:55 PM (#6035922)
Gary Sanchez’s 2-run, bases-loaded single gives the Yankees a bit of breathing room at 5-1 in 8th. If I heard it right, this is the first time in 120 years that two opposing teams were going for 10 game winning streaks.

Somewhat relatedly, the Yankees are 22-8 over their last 30 games, a .733 pace, but have only gained 1 game on the Rays, who have gone 21-9 over the same span.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: August 23, 2021 at 10:14 PM (#6035927)
I see Vlad is leading the AL in OBP at 405. Unless I missed one, that would be the lowest league-leading OBP in either league since Kal Daniels 397 in 1988. Soto leads the NL with a nomral looking 446 but Harper is 2nd at just 410.
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 23, 2021 at 10:34 PM (#6035930)
Of all things, Chapman comes in for the save and sets the Braves down 1-2-3 to seal the win. And about 3 pitches after Kay was noting that his velocity had plateaued at 96 since his return from the IL, Chapman took it personally and upped it to 101.

The Yankees only got 6 hits, but every one of them was smoked, including a double to the wall by Velazquez.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: August 23, 2021 at 10:42 PM (#6035932)
Iowa ties it up 4-4 against the Rox in b8. Playing the smallest of small ball, 2 of the Cubs' 4 runs have been "driven" in by Bote via the GDP.
   11. Brian C Posted: August 23, 2021 at 11:09 PM (#6035937)
Ortega wins it with a walk-off for the Cubs. In the postgame interview with him, I swear to god, the Marquee reporter asks him about all the "late-inning magic" we've been seeing from this team. Now that is some Hall of Fame broadcast homerism.
   12. stanmvp48 Posted: August 24, 2021 at 12:07 AM (#6035950)
Back to catchers: Do I remember correctly that there were only 2 SB attempts against Bench in all post season games?
   13. Walt Davis Posted: August 24, 2021 at 12:18 AM (#6035951)
Hmmm ... no postseason fielding game logs that i see so ... assuming Bench caught all of these (SB - attempts)

70 Pit 0-2
70 Bal 0-2
72 Pit 0-1
72 Oak 1-4
73 NYM 0-1
75 Pit 0-0
75 Bos 0-2
76 Phi 0-1
76 NYY 1-2
79 Pit 4-4

So we won't hold the last one against him. Anyway, it was 2 successful steals in 15 attempts. Matty Alou and Mickey Rivers.
   14. stanmvp48 Posted: August 24, 2021 at 12:24 AM (#6035953)
Thanks: I obviously misremembered
   15. sanny manguillen Posted: August 24, 2021 at 01:32 PM (#6036014)
Bench also stole six himself in postseason.
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: August 24, 2021 at 05:51 PM (#6036079)
I saw a video on Molina where they were discussing how absurdly low stolen base totals against the cards have been during Yadi’s reign. It then discussed Cutch who stole something like 175 bases during his prime. It says, hey, here’s the man, the one that makes the Pirates go. In his first four years he tries 15x and gets thrown out 8x by Molina. Then it says after that date he goes the rest of his time without even trying again (many years). Never makes another attempt. Then the narrator goes on to show all the other stolen base attempts he makes against Yadi’s backup catchers.

Pretty interesting story. I wonder if there are others.


Hilarious, I literally just watched that video about an hour ago. Didn't see your comment until I came on here to talk about Yadier signing for next season.
   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 24, 2021 at 06:59 PM (#6036097)
Run differential can be a tricky thing. The Mariners were outscored on their eight game road trip that ended today, 44-35, a -9 run differential. They also went 6-2.
   18. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 24, 2021 at 07:19 PM (#6036102)
The Angels are gonna lose to the ####### Orioles. I just know it.
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 24, 2021 at 07:20 PM (#6036103)
For the no-DH Rays @ Phillies, Nelson Cruz is playing 1st base … for the first time in his MLB career … at age 41. What could go wrong?
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 24, 2021 at 07:47 PM (#6036108)
####### home plate umpires do it again. Braves up, 2 outs, nobody on, and Freeman walks on a 3-2 pitch that was 100% within the strike zone. The Braves then score two runs.

And then Stanton replies with a bomb that makes it 2-1, but it should be 1-0. ####### personalized strike zones.
   21. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 24, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6036109)
Oof, Dylan Bundy is done after 1.1 innings. Against the Orioles.
   22. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 24, 2021 at 07:57 PM (#6036112)
Bundy was probably traumatized by the sheer thought of standing on that Camden Park pitcher's mound. Totally understandable.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: August 24, 2021 at 08:15 PM (#6036117)
Flaherty is not sharp at all out there. Another bases loaded walk by the Cardinals pitchers.
   24. JJ1986 Posted: August 24, 2021 at 08:21 PM (#6036118)
Mets are doing well.
   25. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 24, 2021 at 08:22 PM (#6036119)
Travis Shaw only has 2 hits since coming back to the Red Sox, the walk off salami the other day and today's solo shot to tie the game. Make 'em count Travis!
   26. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 24, 2021 at 09:52 PM (#6036133)
Red Sox up 9-4, should hang on for the win, however trying to keep pace with 2 teams who never seem to lose is proving to be difficult for the old towne team.
   27. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 24, 2021 at 11:00 PM (#6036145)
UNBELIEVABLE finish to that Yankees-Braves game, but Peralta saves Chapman's sorry ass with the bases loaded for a nervewracking 5-4 win, extending the streak to 11.

The last 3 batters went to a 3-2 count, and Freeman then fouled off 3 more pitches before FINALLY flying out to end the game.
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: August 24, 2021 at 11:18 PM (#6036150)
NYY longest win streak since 1985.

did NOT see this coming.

I guess they'll make the postseason but - still not seeing it beyond that.

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

Kevin Rogers
@VIROGERS
·
1h
The most baffling thing about this Orioles' losing streak is they were 10-4 in a 14-game stretch before this skid began.
   29. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 24, 2021 at 11:20 PM (#6036151)
Oy, Sox DO hang on, but just baaaaaaaarely.
   30. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 24, 2021 at 11:28 PM (#6036153)
Oy, Sox DO hang on, but just baaaaaaaarely.


20-0, 1-0, 11-9...it's all the same. A win is a win. Sox barely hanging on as it is. They've got 2 good starters, their closer is totally gassed and the lineup is very inconsistent right now, but 72-55 is unexpectedly good, so no complaints.
   31. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 25, 2021 at 12:02 AM (#6036159)
Flaherty is not sharp at all out there.
Putting it mildly. He walked Casey Mize, who was making his first MLB plate appearance, on four straight balls with the bases loaded! I was in shock.
   32. phredbird Posted: August 25, 2021 at 04:11 PM (#6036295)



good lord this cardinal team is killing me.

goldschmidt with two solo home runs, then when there are finally men on base for him, he strikes out.

we still have a one run lead in the ninth, which reyes gacks up with two outs. after giving up a double to cabrera with two out, the next batter singles, and cabrera, who can barely run, still scores ...

jeez.

14 cardinal strikeouts today.

so far. this torture is still continuing.

   33. salvomania Posted: August 25, 2021 at 04:12 PM (#6036296)
Ninth inning, nobody on base, Cards up by a run, and Alex Reyes---who breezed through the first two batters on five pitches---allows Miggy a two-out double.

With two outs, two strikes, Reyes leaves one right over the middle of the plate and Harold Castro singles in the tying run.

Of course the next batter is retired on one pitch.
   34. phredbird Posted: August 25, 2021 at 04:14 PM (#6036297)

extra innings.

i give up.

i'm going to go do something, anything but watch anymore of this.
   35. Brian C Posted: August 25, 2021 at 07:23 PM (#6036343)
We all remember Will Craig's botched Javy Baez rundown from earlier in the year, but Brendan Rodgers just had a play to nearly match it in sheer boneheadedness. Cubs have Ian Happ on first and Ortega on at third - Happ takes off for the steal but it's just a sucker attempt to give Ortega a chance on the delayed steal of home, so he stops halfway to give Ortega a chance.

Anyway, Rodgers catches the throw at second and is distracted by Ortega taking off for home, and takes a few steps in towards home but without making the throw. So what happens? Happ sneaks in behind him and is safe at second as Rodgers just stands there looking dumb. Plus of course the run scores at home.

Like the Pirates play, a breakdown of team defense. Why did the Rockies' catcher even make the throw? But Rodgers ... sheesh. Doesn't make a throw home AND just lets Happ take second. Like, if he was trying to throw the game Black Sox style, that would have been way too obvious.

ETA: Video here
   36. Howie Menckel Posted: August 25, 2021 at 07:32 PM (#6036344)
Sara Sanchez
@BCB_Sara
This is the smallest crowd I've ever seen at Wrigley Field. There are 6 people total, including me and two friends, in Section 206.

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

(this is in spite of the "Cubby Bear" lineup of youngsters in Game 1:
Hermosillo age 26
Schwindel 29
Duffy 30
Wisdom 30 (on Friday)
Bote 28
Ortega 30
Austin Romine 32
Andrew Romine 35
Davies 28

average age of 29 for these youngsters - the sky's the limit!

Game 2:
Ortega 30
Schwindel 29
Happ 27
Wisdom 30 (on Friday)
Bote 28
Heyward 32
Chirinos 37
Alcantara 25
Steele 26
this one is only average age 28!)
   37. Brian C Posted: August 25, 2021 at 07:37 PM (#6036345)
This is the smallest crowd I've ever seen at Wrigley Field. There are 6 people total, including me and two friends, in Section 206.

I mean, it is an unscheduled Game 2 of a DH, so hardly a surprise.
   38. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: August 25, 2021 at 07:56 PM (#6036350)
   39. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:01 PM (#6036351)
Red Sox down 1-0 to Twins in the 2nd. The mighty Pivetta already over 50 pitches after 2. Given up 2 BB and 3 hits already..Not what you would describe as a tidy outing thus far.
The bats are going to need at least 6 to win this one and keep pace with the "teams that never lose"
   40. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:09 PM (#6036353)
Sox down 2-0 with the Sano shot. Pivetta not really fooling anyone at this stage. Some guy named Ober on the bump for the Twins has K'd 4 in 2 innings with no hits yet, so that side of things is also not going well for the Sox.
   41. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 25, 2021 at 08:39 PM (#6036359)
Pivetta serves up another dinger, this time a 2 run shot to Polanco, Sox down 4-0 in the 4th. Things are lookin' grim.
   42. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 25, 2021 at 09:25 PM (#6036366)
Rhys Hoskins, when healthy, is a terrible fielder. A hobbled Hoskins has had three catchable balls that he didn’t make. He’s been charged with 0 errors.
The defensive corpse of Andrew McCutchen made the biggest goof — dropping a soft liner when he had the stealing base runner dead to rights for a double play. Both runners eventually scored.
The Phils defense is their Achilles heel.
Zach Wheeler has been very good but the Phils are looking like they’ll waste another start of his.

EDIT: Heh. What happens after Harper hits into a DP? Hoskins blasts a game tying HR in the bottom of the eighth.
   43. salvomania Posted: August 25, 2021 at 09:45 PM (#6036371)
Wheeler pitches 8 strong vs. the Rays, allows 2 earned runs (out of 4 total) with 10 Ks and 0 BB, game is tied 4-4...

Then he goes out for the 9th: single, double, homer, down 7-4 just like that. *THEN* a reliever comes in...
   44. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:00 PM (#6036374)
The Angels really are going to lose to the Orioles tonight. Bal'mer came back from 6-2 to tie it at 6-6, and have the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the 8th.

How ####### embarrassing.
   45. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:07 PM (#6036375)
AAAAAAANNNND Hoyt walks in the go-ahead run for the Orioles. ####!
   46. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:19 PM (#6036376)
The Giants drop two popups in the last of the 9th and give the Mets five chances to score a single run, and the Mets still lose 3 to 2. Poor Mets!

And despite their 19 game losing streak, the crowd in Baltimore is many times louder than the crowd was in Citi, even when Alonzo was up in the 9th with 2 outs and the bases loaded.
   47. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:27 PM (#6036378)
ORIOLES WIN! THEEEEEEEE....ORIOLES.....WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put this one in the WIN! column!
   48. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:28 PM (#6036379)
Then he goes out for the 9th: single, double, homer, down 7-4 just like that. *THEN* a reliever comes in...


I’m not a Girardi fan whatsoever, but Wheeler was around 90 pitches starting the ninth. And the double was an oppo punch roller that was called fair as it crossed over third. No way of telling if it was fair or foul on replay. Then noted HR hitter Francisco Mejia takes a high FB deep but foul. He had been chasing breaking balls on his shoe tops all night. A couple of pitches later, they go back to the high fast ball and Mejia hits what will likely be his only upper deck shot of his career. Girardi did the right thing there; Realmuto and Wheeler got too cute by half.
   49. Howie Menckel Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:38 PM (#6036380)
MLB Network did a live cut-in to the Orioles last out.

they rallied from down 6-2 to win 10-6.

so since 1969, it's top loss streaks of
Orioles 21
expansion Expos 20
these Orioles and a couple of others 19

.......

to be fair, the Mets crowd did perk up to boo Lindor when he spit the bit yet again in a big spot in the 9th.

look up, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up" in an Antonymosaurus, and you'll find Lindor's picture.

#allhatnocattle
   50. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6036381)
I’m not a Girardi fan whatsoever, but Wheeler was around 90 pitches starting the ninth. And the double was an oppo punch roller that was called fair as it crossed over third. No way of telling if it was fair or foul on replay. Then noted HR hitter Francisco Mejia takes a high FB deep but foul. He had been chasing breaking balls on his shoe tops all night. A couple of pitches later, they go back to the high fast ball and Mejia hits what will likely be his only upper deck shot of his career. Girardi did the right thing there; Realmuto and Wheeler got too cute by half.

I was channel surfing and was surprised to see Wheeler out there in the 9th, even though at that point he was still under 100 pitches. I get that he's their ace, but he'd already given up 4 runs and looked like he was struggling.
   51. stanmvp48 Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:47 PM (#6036383)
One for the ages in Wrigley. Rockies "closer" Daniel Bard blows another giving up a three run Homer to Ian Happ. Apparently they then have Happ attempting to sacrifice in the bottom of the ninth score tied. Rockie pitcher Freeland is now playing right field. Not quite over yet. 17 pitchers used
   52. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 25, 2021 at 10:52 PM (#6036385)
Sox spend several innings working at tying the game 4-4 in the 9th, only to give up a 2 run shot to Donaldson in the 10th. Down again, this time 6-4...
   53. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 25, 2021 at 11:03 PM (#6036387)
Red Sox done and dusted now, some guy named Jake Cave(didn't he front an 80's band? Maybe Nick's brother...) just hit a 3 run shot to put the Sox out of their misery, 9-5 Twins.
   54. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:18 AM (#6036398)

OK, i'm back ...

dodgers/padres game is a real nailbiter, only marred by the terrible umpiring. this ump has a terrible strike zone, erratic as all get out.

it should be a scoreless tie, but dodgers had an error from turner on a grounder, then the pads with a productive out, then a lucky swinging bunt that brought the runner home from 3rd.

padres OFs stole two XBH from the dodgers ...

both pitchers, snell and buehler, throwing great. but buehler looks a little worn out in the 7th, walks a man and doc pulls him.

now it's going to the 8th ...
   55. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:25 AM (#6036400)

oh mama ...

tingler leaves snell in one batter too many. he's never gone more than 8-1/3 in the majors, and now with one out in the 8th ... he gives up a tater to will smith on his 116th pitch, well over his usual limit.

   56. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:28 AM (#6036401)

snell stays in to face bellinger, gets him out.

now tingler pulls snell, and up comes pujols. i saw him pinch hit last night, and boy does he look fat and slow. a shadow of his former self.
   57. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:33 AM (#6036403)

wow, pujols gets rung up on a pitch that would have made eric gregg proud. at least 4 in. outside.

jiminy christmas.
   58. The Duke Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:42 AM (#6036405)
What happened to the Padres hitting? They look anemic. Buehler will do that to you but it seems like they can’t hit at all anymore. Hitting coach should be concerned.
   59. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2021 at 12:56 AM (#6036408)
Red Sox done and dusted now, some guy named Jake Cave ... just hit a 3 run shot to put the Sox out of their misery, 9-5 Twins.
I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that Cave is a former Yankees prospect. He was traded to the Twins in 2018, before ever appearing in pinstripes, in return for Luis Gil, who is now making himself known as a quite successful emergency member of the Yankees starting rotation, eclipsing the records of Andy’s boyhood hero, Slow Joe Doyle.
   60. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 26, 2021 at 01:33 AM (#6036411)
Cabrera's 500th has been accompanied by a lot of talk about him being the "greatest Venezuelan player ever". Presenting the all-Venezuelan team; let the debates begin!

C: Salvador Perez
1B: Cabrera
2B: Jose Altuve
SS: Luis Aparicio (a very close call over Concepcion, Vizquel, and Andrus)
3B: Melvin Mora
LF: Bobby Abreu
CF: Ronald Acuna
RF: Magglio Ordonez
Bench: C Willson Contreras, DH/1B/C Victor Martinez, 1B Andres Galarraga, SS Dave Concepcion, SS/2B/3B Carlos Guillen, UT Cesar Tovar, OF Tony Armas

Starting rotation:
Felix Hernandez
Johan Santana
Carlos Zambrano
Freddy Garcia
Anibal Sanchez

Fill-in starters:
German Marquez
Eduardo Rodriguez

Swingmen:
Wilson Alvarez
Kelvim Escobar

Short relievers:
K-Rod
Ugueth Urbina
Rafael Betancourt
   61. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 01:56 AM (#6036413)

gad, this pads/dodgers game is in the 12th ...

bottom of the 11th, with two out the dodgers walk machado and cronenworth to get to the pitchers spot, and the pitcher has to bat because the padres are out of position players. the pitcher strikes out.

now we're in the 12th. a wild pitch allows the dodger runner to advance to third. the second baseman drops a foul ball behind first. i think if he had caught it, the runner (muncy) might have tried to scamper home, that was not an easy play.

now j. turner walks.

geez this has been a weird game.
   62. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 01:58 AM (#6036414)

holy cow ... hot smash to third, but muncy was too far off third to get back, he was leaning the wrong way ... muncy out in a rundown.

   63. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:01 AM (#6036415)
What is the longest game in the Manfred Man era?
   64. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:02 AM (#6036416)

seager strikes out, now it's up to chris taylor.

   65. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:05 AM (#6036417)


full count to taylor. he walks.

bases loaded.

   66. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:06 AM (#6036418)

will smith with a chance to be the hero of the game. he hit the tying home run earlier.
   67. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:09 AM (#6036420)

count goes to 3-0, smith takes two strikes. brother.

runners on the move ...

smith pops up ...

we go to the bottom of the 12th.
   68. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:12 AM (#6036421)

OK, they just ran that dumb geico ad with mckayla maroney where she gets the frisbee, then the two doofus guys throw it on the roof again. so the last shot is her making a face. i didn't know until i looked her up that she is internet famous for making the same face when she got a silver back in the '12 olympics. these gimmicky insurance commercials are getting to be too much ...
   69. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:15 AM (#6036422)

huh, lots of managering tonight ... one out in the bottom of the 12th, dave roberts IBBs the next batter, i guess to keep a force or whatever. that's the 4th IBB by the dodgers tonight.
   70. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:18 AM (#6036423)

after a short fly ball to left, the runners hold, mark prior to the mound to talk to pitcher bruihl.

they get the out, but turner almost throws away an easy ground ball. man, what a weird game.
   71. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:23 AM (#6036424)

OK, we're in the 13th and i'm groggy. bellinger leads off with a single, but it was up, and so smith had to hold to make sure it went through, so he's on third.

dang, a hot smash by the batter right to 1st, and bellinger barely gets back.

trea turner at bat.

   72. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:27 AM (#6036425)

full count, turner has hit about 4 straight foul balls past third ...
   73. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:31 AM (#6036426)

jesus ... a comebacker to the pitcher crismatt, and they hang up the runner, who gets all tangled up with the catcher, the padres claim interference, but the umps slap them down.

two outs, runners on 2nd and 3rd, muncy batting.

cripes, he strikes out.
   74. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:34 AM (#6036427)

it's still 1-1 in the bottom of the 13th ...

3rd game to reach 13 innings this season ...

dodgers 8th pitcher is brusdar graterol, whoever that is.
   75. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:36 AM (#6036428)

batter grisham (?) moves the runner to third on a ground ball to 2nd ...

tatis batting, he's 0-5 with 3 Ks.
   76. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:37 AM (#6036429)

this guy graterol is throwing 100 mph.

if you've been playing 13 innings it must look like a comet coming in.

tatis strikes out.
   77. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:42 AM (#6036430)

geez, two more IBBs to bring up ryan weathers, a pitcher.

graterol still throwing 100 mph.

weathers fouls off a 101 mph pitch, then hits a weak comebacker, graterol tosses it to the catcher for the force.

into the 14th!
   78. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:44 AM (#6036431)

first 14-inning game since the 2B runner rule instituted.

   79. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:46 AM (#6036432)

muncy at 2nd, turner batting.

18 runners LOB total in the extra innings.

padres have not had a hit since the 5th inning.
   80. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:46 AM (#6036433)
first 14-inning game since the 2B runner rule instituted.
History being made!
   81. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:52 AM (#6036434)

turner strikes out, pollock grounds out to 3rd, machado holding the runner before he almost throws it away.

IBB, so now taylor is batting.

   82. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:56 AM (#6036435)

taylor strikes out, swinging at a pitch around his head.

jeebus ...

i'm only staying with this furshlugginer game because i have a good friend in tampa who is a big padre fan (he did his grad school work in SD), and i want to rib him for not staying up to watch, i'm pretty sure he didn't even make it to the third inning.

   83. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 02:59 AM (#6036436)

hosmer grounds out, moves the runner cronenworth to third.

pham at bat.

graterol still pitching, still throwing cheese. full count.

comebacker AGAIN, cronenworth is out in the rundown, pham scampers to 2nd.
   84. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:00 AM (#6036437)
This is ridiculous.
   85. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:02 AM (#6036438)

oh for god's sake, now another IBB.

it's midnight PDT ...

caretini batting. he flies out.

to the 15th ...
   86. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:03 AM (#6036439)
15th inning!
   87. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:07 AM (#6036440)

daniel camarena, the guy who hit a grand slam against max sherzer, is pitching for SD.

   88. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:11 AM (#6036441)

caretini the catcher takes a mean foul tip on the knee. he can't come out, the pads are out of position players.

oy, smith with an infield hit that the SS barely gets to, keeping taylor at 2nd.

bellinger is up.
   89. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:12 AM (#6036442)

dodgers double steal!!!

runners on 2nd and 3rd, no outs, infield in.
   90. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:14 AM (#6036443)
I'm surprised Taylor didn't go.
   91. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:15 AM (#6036444)

bellinger pops up to CF grisham, it's not deep enough for taylor to score.

man ...

mckinney batting for somebody ...

base hit! taylor scores.

now trea turner with a hit, will smith scores.

there are still a lot of fans in the stands, and it sounds mostly like dodger fans, who've been loud all night.

muncy batting.
   92. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:15 AM (#6036445)
A RUN.
   93. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:16 AM (#6036446)
Another run. The Padres announcing team sound like they're about to swallow their tongues.
   94. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:20 AM (#6036447)

oof, muncy strikes out, thats 0 for 7.

turner grounds out, so on to the bottom of the innnnnning ...

   95. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:22 AM (#6036448)

corey knebel pitching for los doyers.

   96. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:26 AM (#6036449)
Padres PBP guys were saying they needed "a bloop and a blast." They give you the guy on second, they just need a blast.
   97. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:28 AM (#6036450)

i am being punished for giving up on the cardinal game earlier today. they gave up a lead in the 9th, but then won in the 10th after i bailed.

but this has been an interesting game. and it's not over.

and look at this ... knebel drops the ball standing on the rubber. that's a balk. no, the umps have changed their minds. i have no idea.

oh for crying out loud, now knebel balks ON PURPOSE to move the runner over because he thinks he's stealing signs.


AND TATIS HOMERS.
   98. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:28 AM (#6036451)
THEY GET THE BLAST! TATIS JR!
   99. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:28 AM (#6036452)
corey knebel pitching for los doyers.
Two deliberate balks so the Manfred Man couldn’t steal signs, but umpires only called the 2nd. Had to make it obvious.
   100. phredbird Posted: August 26, 2021 at 03:29 AM (#6036453)

HOLY FREEKING CRIPES.

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