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OMNICHATTER 4-4-19

OMNICHATTER gets in just under the wire.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 04, 2019 at 12:57 PM | 69 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 04, 2019 at 01:00 PM (#5828575)
HOW WILL LOS ANGELES EL HOMBRE OF ANAHEIM OVERSLEEP TODAY??!!
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2019 at 01:07 PM (#5828581)
I didn't oversleep. I underwoke.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: April 04, 2019 at 01:28 PM (#5828590)
Mets fans give Pete Alonso a hero's welcome in their home opener.

maybe THIS will be the guy who is the first to hit a 253rd career homer for the franchise!
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: April 04, 2019 at 01:47 PM (#5828595)
maybe THIS will be the guy who is the first to hit a 253rd career homer for the franchise!


A notable milestone for every club.

   5. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: April 04, 2019 at 01:53 PM (#5828596)
3--Brewers have exactly one guy with more than 252 career homers, Braun at 323. Then it's Yount at 251. Brewers with Yount and Gwynn with the Padres have a unique career performance history where one guy is not only on top of multiple categories but totally dominates most categories
   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:30 PM (#5828611)
maybe THIS will be the guy who is the first to hit a 253rd career homer for the franchise!
Tim Salmon has 299 homers. When Mike Trout hits his 300th next season, he'll be the all-time franchise leader. 300 isn't much compared to older franchises, but it still feels like a very big number.
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:39 PM (#5828615)
300 career home runs isn’t that many. That’s the territory of guys like Jeromy Burnitz, Willie Horton, Jermaine Dye, Jay Buhner, Ruben Sierra, Steve Finkey and Tino Martinez.
   8. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:45 PM (#5828616)
How will the Padres manager get kicked out of the game today???
   9. Lassus Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5828617)
Syndergaard is no-hitting the Nats through five, but is at 87 pitches, so unless he has a couple of three-pitch innings in him, it's not happening.
   10. JJ1986 Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:51 PM (#5828620)
You jinxed him.
   11. Lassus Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:57 PM (#5828622)
I guess so.
   12. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:57 PM (#5828623)
Victor Robles hits a 6th inning solo HR off Syndergaard to make it 2-0. Thanks, Lassus.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: April 04, 2019 at 02:59 PM (#5828625)
300 career home runs isn’t that many.


Not on the individual level, but it's a significant amount for any player to manage with a single franchise. Jay Buhner was the only one of those guys you mentioned who did it, and that's because he played all but 32 games with one franchise.

Only two Dodgers have done it. Only two White Sox have done it. Only one Indian.
   14. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:09 PM (#5828629)
300 career home runs isn’t that many. That’s the territory of guys like Jeromy Burnitz, Willie Horton, Jermaine Dye, Jay Buhner, Ruben Sierra, Steve Finkey and Tino Martinez.


I mean, sort of. But other than Horton those guys were all either (A) sillyball-era, (B) at least minor stars, or (C) both. And even Sierra, who was the only one of that crew you wouldn't be fairly pleased to let bat fifth for your team, had his moments, and played forever.
   15. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5828634)
2019 so far for the Yankees in a nutshell in that Voit at bat.
   16. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:17 PM (#5828635)
Steve Finkey


Don't think I'd trust that guy ...
   17. rconn23 Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5828636)
Luke Voit is a terrible player who had a month or so hot streak. Boone, of course, won't realize that and will bat him ahead of much better players even after some of their stars come back.
   18. rconn23 Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:19 PM (#5828637)
End this season already.
   19. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:20 PM (#5828639)
Not on the individual level, but it's a significant amount for any player to manage with a single franchise. Jay Buhner was the only one of those guys you mentioned who did it, and that's because he played all but 32 games with one franchise.

Only two Dodgers have done it. Only two White Sox have done it. Only one Indian.


Rounding out the rest of the original 16

Phillies - 2
Braves - 5
Cardinals - 2
Cubs - 4
Pirates - 2
Giants - 4
Reds - 2
Yankees - 6
Red Sox - 5
Orioles - 3
Twins - 1
Tigers - 4
A's - 2

Average of all 16 is 3. Median is 2.
   20. TDF, trained monkey Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5828640)
300 career home runs isn’t that many.
The Reds joined the NL in 1890. There have been 2 players hit 300+ HRs in a Reds uniform: the greatest MLB catcher ever, and a guy who finished his career #15 in bWAR among hitters.

As #13 says, 300 with a single franchise is pretty impressive.
   21. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5828641)
Luke Voit is a terrible player who had a month or so hot streak. Boone, of course, won't realize that and will bat him ahead of much better players even after some of their stars come back.


Since the alternative appears to be Greg Bird ... I'm not sure there's a better alternative.
   22. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:29 PM (#5828642)
Happy to have Ken Singleton back in the booth, in any case.
   23. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5828643)
Might be the only thing I'll be happy about this game ...
   24. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5828644)
That was a fun first inning from Paxton. Solo HR. Single and 2 walks to load the bases. Balked in a run. Wild Pitch brings in another. Before finally getting out of the inning by running into the O's automatic strikeout.
   25. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5828645)
Gio got rocked in his AAA game today (minor league opening day) - 8 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 HR, 1 K in 4 innings
   26. Rally Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:38 PM (#5828647)
I think this is the HR leaderboard for single franchise players, and their rank overall in HR:

16. Mike Schmidt
18. Mickey Mantle
20. Ted Williams
23. Ernie Banks
25. Mel Ott

That's it for the 500 homer club, unless I made an error there.
   27. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5828651)
I think this is the HR leaderboard for single franchise players, and their rank overall in HR:

16. Mike Schmidt
18. Mickey Mantle
20. Ted Williams
23. Ernie Banks
25. Mel Ott

That's it for the 500 homer club, unless I made an error there.


It is, but there's a few multi team players who hit 500 for one franchise. Ruth and Sosa come to mind.

edit: Bonds too.
   28. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:48 PM (#5828652)
And of course Aaron and Mays.
   29. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 03:51 PM (#5828654)
Gleyber time!
   30. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 04:04 PM (#5828659)
Terrible strike call from blue on strike 2 to Judge.

Bring on the robots.
   31. Nasty Nate Posted: April 04, 2019 at 04:22 PM (#5828664)
Chris Davis is 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts.
   32. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:01 PM (#5828680)
GLEYBER TIME!!!
   33. rconn23 Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:04 PM (#5828683)
The odds of Boone moving Gleyber up in the lineup despite this: Zero percent.
   34. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:16 PM (#5828685)
Chris Davis is 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts.


Another K. 3 on the day.

0-36 going back to last season.

Yikes ...
   35. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:24 PM (#5828687)
Phew.
   36. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:32 PM (#5828693)
Another shiite strike call on Judge.

Lovely.

Robots.
   37. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:37 PM (#5828694)
Chris Davis is 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts.


Another K. 3 on the day.

0-36 going back to last season.


He's the Rick Ankiel of batting. At some point, you have to pull the plug. I guess the O's are hoping to humiliate him into retiring?
   38. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:54 PM (#5828698)
Gleyberday!
   39. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:07 PM (#5828702)
4-hit day for Gleyber Torres, including 2 HRs & a double. Not clear that will be enough for victory, although the Yankees lead 5-4 in bottom of 8th.
   40. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:19 PM (#5828707)
4 K day for Judge.

Blargh.
   41. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:22 PM (#5828708)
A VOIT VOLT!
   42. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:22 PM (#5828709)
Luke Voit 3-Run HR in 9th barely clears LF wall, and gives Yankees some breathing room at 8-4.
   43. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:52 PM (#5828714)
The A’s CFer Ramon Laureano throws out Mookie Betts at 3rd, down 7-3 in 9th. That’s the 3rd outfield assist for Laureano in the series, although maybe it’s higher - I could have lost count. Don’t run on Laureano. #slow learners
   44. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 04, 2019 at 06:54 PM (#5828715)
Game over. 4-hit day for Stephen Piscotty, denied 5-for-5 by an 8th-inning walk. 5 RBI, too.
A's whomp BoSox, 7-3.
   45. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 04, 2019 at 07:05 PM (#5828717)
Betts got thrown out going 1st to 3rd with no outs in the 9th and his team down 4 runs. Pretty bad baserunning.
   46. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM (#5828721)
Normally, I think you should send the runner if it will take a perfect throw to get him, since most outfielders don’t make many perfect throws. However, Laureano seems to have demonstrated that he’s quite capable of making perfect throws. The League should take notice.
   47. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 04, 2019 at 07:44 PM (#5828723)
Betts needs to get used to the fast speed of game at the big league level.
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:14 PM (#5828731)
Emerging BBTF Contrarian Hero Trevor Bauer hasn’t given up a hit through 7, but 117 pitches. He’s gonna get pulled.
   49. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:29 PM (#5828742)
I don't think Zagunis could have gotten to that ball that just went over his head, but don't think I didn't notice him come in on the ball first. I suppose he did OK to hold McCann to a single, but still I'm feeling more and more convinced that Zagunis is simply unplayable in the field.
   50. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:34 PM (#5828744)
I don’t think Zagunis had anything to do with holding McCann to a single.
   51. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:35 PM (#5828745)
Len and Deshaies are a terrific broadcasting team, but they could have mentioned during that replay break that a catcher is still allowed to block the plate if he's in possession of the ball, as Contreras obviously was there. The umps got the replay call correct, but Deshaies chalked it up to "common sense coming back into the game" and praising it as a good baseball play, when in fact Contreras was well within his rights by rule, since the throw beat Albies to the plate by 15 feet.
   52. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:36 PM (#5828748)
I don’t think Zagunis had anything to do with holding McCann to a single.

I don't really either, but he's still just a kid so I'll give him at least some benefit of the doubt.

Schwarber, on the other hand, is an exemplary and graceful fielder.
   53. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:36 PM (#5828749)
Is it just me, or are these TD Ameritrade between-pitch ads becoming ubiquitous? That is a seriously alarming development on multiple levels.
   54. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:37 PM (#5828750)
Like a gazelle, that Schwarber.
   55. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:40 PM (#5828751)
Is it just me, or are these TD Ameritrade between-pitch ads becoming ubiquitous? That is a seriously alarming development on multiple levels.

Not just you. Marketing people should all be rounded up and shot into the sun.

Sorry/not sorry to any marketing people here at BBTF.
   56. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:41 PM (#5828752)
Yep, Bauer got pulled, and people are doing that idiotic hyena "Whoo!" thing. Hard pass on watching that game.
   57. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:48 PM (#5828753)
Next up on tonight's episode of Guys Getting Pulled with No-Hitters: Max Fried.
   58. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5828754)
Next up on tonight's episode of Carl Edwards Sucks Now: Carl Edwards
   59. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:06 PM (#5828758)
Cubs-Braves is at 1:45 in the bottom of the 5th. The game is 2-0 and one of the pitchers has not allowed a baserunner.
   60. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:14 PM (#5828760)
I think I scoffed at off-season concerns from cub fans here.

I’m sorry for that.
   61. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:20 PM (#5828764)
I think I scoffed at off-season concerns from cub fans here.

I’m sorry for that.

I've very often defended Maddon in the past, but I'm really not sure how much worse he expected Darvish to be than Edwards and Chatwood. I feel like a big part of the problem right here is that the bullpen is terrible on the one hand, but on the other hand, Maddon can't wait to get into the bullpen.

Edwards now has an ERA of 45.00, which is really hard to do over 3 appearances.
   62. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5828766)
Fried looks great but it’s taking him a ton of pitches.

Will he get pulled while perfect?
   63. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:31 PM (#5828767)
I apologize to Mr. Fried.
   64. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 10:03 PM (#5828777)
Bunyon Apology Tour 2019.
   65. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 10:25 PM (#5828781)
To put Edwards' 45.00 ERA into perspective, Montgomery has now appeared in 4 games and given up a run in 3 of those (including tonight).

And yet ... he would have to give up 8 more runs in this inning without getting another out in order to get his ERA up above 45.00.

And it looks like he'll try to do it - make that 6 more.
   66. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 10:30 PM (#5828783)
Bold prediction: the Cubs will go 1-161 this year. You heard it here first.
   67. Brian C Posted: April 04, 2019 at 10:35 PM (#5828786)
That's just stupid - it's impossible to imagine an MLB team doing that badly, especially one with as much talent as this.

I'm thinking 9-153 ... worst case.

Unless, of course, they come back in this game and go 158-4.
   68. Itchy Row Posted: April 04, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5828791)
You’re all wrong. This team won’t lose 150. They’ll be contracted when they get to 1-99.
   69. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 04, 2019 at 11:53 PM (#5828800)
Oh, FFS. Rangers up 6-2 over the Angels in the 4th, 2 outs, runner on first. Volquez has thrown 83 pitches for the Rangers, and the manager takes him out because OMG LEFTY NEXT!

In the fourth inning.

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