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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

OMNICHATTER 8-7-19

Better late than OMNICHATTER.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 01:35 PM | 64 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 01:37 PM (#5869180)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS BE SECOND TO POST AN OMNICHATTER TODAY?!
   2. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 07, 2019 at 01:39 PM (#5869182)
The Mets are real good, guys.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 07, 2019 at 01:48 PM (#5869186)
Man, the Marlins are running out a AAA lineup.

Edit: That's not a knock on the Mets. I'm really enjoying this run, and am fully on the band wagon.
   4. mathesond Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:00 PM (#5869196)
Surprise! Bo Bichette hit another double.
   5. manchestermets Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:09 PM (#5869200)
Alonso! McNeil! Conforto! This is brilliant.
   6. Banta Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:10 PM (#5869202)
Ok, so someone might be able to convince me that they saw McNeil's batting average coming. No one is gonna tell me that they thought he may hit 20 HRs. His ISO is 200!!
   7. Cris E Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:14 PM (#5869204)
The Twins turned another triple play and are still down 6-0 after three by yielding a bunch of HR and fielding like they were drinking before the game. They are probably the most entertaining team out there right now.

EDIT: Um, "entertaining" is a euphemism...
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:33 PM (#5869218)
updating after the first inning

most HR by a Met

1. Carlos Beltran • 2006 41
Todd Hundley • 1996 41

3. Mike Piazza • 1999 40

4. Darryl Strawberry • 1987 39
Darryl Strawberry • 1988 39

6. Carlos Delgado • 2006 38
Carlos Delgado • 2008 38
Howard Johnson • 1991 38
Mike Piazza • 2000 38

10. Dave Kingman • 1976 37
Dave Kingman • 1982 37
Darryl Strawberry • 1990 37
PETE ALONSO 2019 37

and the Mets lead 7-2 after 8 innings because why wouldn't they? update: it's over - it's always been over.

10 of McNeil's 15 HR this year have come on the first pitch
   9. manchestermets Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5869219)
They even look good on defense these days.
   10. Banta Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5869222)
The Mets could be in the 1st WC by 8/12. That's pretty ridiculous progress in a month.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:42 PM (#5869227)
updated:

67. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:39 AM (#5869013)
After last night's games, here are the NL WC standings:

WSN 60-53 +1
PHI 59-54 --
--------------
STL 58-54 0.5
NYM 59-56 1.0
MIL 59-56 1.0
ARI 57-57 2.5
SFG 56-58 3.5
CIN 54-58 4.5
   12. Banta Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5869229)
So that makes the Mets 19-5 in their last 24… with three losses being in extra innings. Kind of absurd.
   13. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:58 PM (#5869239)
The real test for the Mets begins Friday, when they begin to play actual, functional baseball teams.
   14. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:01 PM (#5869244)
McNeil at .336/.409/.623 in his last 137 PA. Morphed overnight from Rod Carew into, like, left-handed Joe DiMaggio.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:11 PM (#5869249)

Ok, so someone might be able to convince me that they saw McNeil's batting average coming. No one is gonna tell me that they thought he may hit 20 HRs. His ISO is 200!!

He had 19 HRs in 88 minor league games last year. Even if you completely discount the Las Vegas numbers, he hit 14 in 57 games at Binghamton. I'm not that shocked to see him hitting for some power.

And #14, yeah he has more HR since the AS break than he did before it.
   16. Rally Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:30 PM (#5869263)
Last game was career #163 for Jeff. Close enough. .336 average, 40-7-17 in the extra base categories.

I don't think the power is surprising since as noted, he hit 19 in 88 minor league games. Plus, he's a normal sized player (6'1, 195) in 2019 in a game where tiny players like Albies and Betts and Altuve and even Nerd Power Sogard are power threats.

I'm more surprised by:

1. He's kept the BA so high. He hit from .300 - .330 at most minor league stops, except 125 AB in hitting crazy Las Vegas. He was not young for his leagues. Probably expected a .280-.290 hitter, not a .340 guy
2. He's been a plus defender wherever the Mets put him. I don't think he had a great defensive rep coming up, and the moving around normally doesn't help.

   17. Banta Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5869274)
To counter a little of that... All those homeruns have come since 2018 and over half in a super friendly HR environment. Overall, his slugging % was .443 in the minors, ISO of 132.

Obviously it was encouraging that he was hitting for more power recently, however, it was offset by the favorable environment. Also, it's not like he was super young and then started doubles into HRs or something. It was just a spike that has continued into the majors in his age 27 season.

So there were signs, but I wouldn't have wanted to bet on it or even expect it. In all aspects of his game, he's playing at like his 98 percentile projection.

This is all justification for me being slow to board the hype train. I'm all in now though.
   18. phredbird Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:08 PM (#5869279)

two omnichatters and i won't be in either of them, as the cardinals have once again regressed into a team that is completely unwatchable.
   19. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:23 PM (#5869285)
Ken Giles with another self-face punching performance.
   20. Lassus Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:27 PM (#5869286)
I didn't even get to watch this game and freak out! Man, we're awesome.
   21. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:29 PM (#5869287)
Pham taking a 3-0 cookie, swinging at a 3-1 pitch on the corner at the knees, then waving at a high slider. That's, uh, the opposite of how you want to go about that.
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5869289)
The other OMNICHATTER was a false flag. Obviously.
   23. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:38 PM (#5869291)
two omnichatters and i won't be in either of them, as the cardinals have once again regressed into a team that is completely unwatchable.

Consider it a blessing that you're not watching the dreadful YouTube broadcast.

But you are missing Carrot Top pitch for the Dodgers.
   24. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:38 PM (#5869292)
SHARK ATTACK! Gerardo Parra 3-run HR puts Nationals up 4-0 @ Giants.
   25. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5869293)
Gerardo Parma would've been a better gimmick than this dumb crap.
   26. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:54 PM (#5869294)
To counter a little of that... All those homeruns have come since 2018 and over half in a super friendly HR environment.

Only 5 of his HR came in Las Vegas. Is Binghamton a high HR environment?

Checking...Alonso hit 15 HR in 65 games at Binghamton last season. McNeil hit 14 in 57 games.

Obviously he's not going to hit with Alonso levels of power, but if you bought into his overall 2018 performance as more than a fluke (and the fact that he did it consistently at every level, including MLB, gave some reason to believe that it was), then his hitting with some power isn't a complete shock.

He's also 27, so this may be as good as he gets. Which is perfectly fine, of course.
   27. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2019 at 05:29 PM (#5869301)
I’m fine with watching the game on YouTube. I do miss Joe Davis, though.
   28. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:07 PM (#5869314)
Ugh. The list of upcoming YouTube games included a Nationals-Mets tilt. To be served a tall glass of "Oh, you like Met broadcasts? #### you, here's Eric Byrnes" makes me disinclined to keep patronizing your establishment, Manfred.
   29. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:10 PM (#5869316)
Joe Ross was pretty terrible for the Nationals in 2017-18, and early this season, spending a lot of time in the minors, but he hasn’t given up a run in his last 2 starts, going 11.1 innings, with just 4 hits. The Nationals would prefer a healthy Max Scherzer in the rotation, but if Ross can find the form he had in 2015-16, the Nationals might be able to stay in the race. Eric Fedde also tossed 6 scoreless for the Nationals against the Giants on this trip, which could be similarly encouraging, or just say something about the Giants.
   30. Perry Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:16 PM (#5869320)
Well ####. Bad luck Carlos. But once again, we just can't ####### hit. At least Flaherty's now pitching like the ace they thought he was.
   31. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:26 PM (#5869325)
[30] Off the bat, I thought they’d have a shift on to eat that ground ball up. I was surprised to discover nobody was covering up the middle.
   32. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:48 PM (#5869330)
All tests on Gleyber! came back clean ... again. Well, mostly again, except for those tests they should have done then but only did now, you know, after he left the SECOND ####### GAME WITH "CORE PAIN".

Sometimes ...
   33. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:24 PM (#5869345)
563 rbj ~ Aug 7, 2019 7:20 pm

Stanton now hitting off a t.


565 cult of basebaal ~ Aug 7, 2019 7:22 pm

At this point, Stanton should just work on getting healthy for next season. And I'm fine with that.
   34. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:38 PM (#5869350)
Go Go Gio Power!!!

6-1
   35. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:44 PM (#5869353)
JD with the 2 run shot, Sox trying to keep pace with their new overlords, the Royals.
   36. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:50 PM (#5869354)
Even though the Red Sox are pretty average so far this season, I will continue to post and take my lumps regarding their underwhelming performance this year. Not that anyone really cares, but hey here we are.

Though I must admit the recent Mets surge has been kind of fun to watch.
   37. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:51 PM (#5869355)
Things going so bad for the Orioles that Chris Davis just tried to fight someone in the Orioles dugout.
   38. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:53 PM (#5869356)
Things going so bad for the Orioles that Chris Davis just tried to fight someone in the Orioles dugout.


In his defense, he's got a much better chance of hitting a teammate than a baseball ...
   39. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:53 PM (#5869357)
OONTZ!

7-1
   40. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:54 PM (#5869358)
Things going so bad for the Orioles that Chris Davis just tried to fight someone in the Orioles dugout.


Did he swing and miss?

D*mn you #38, carbo beverage of your choice coming your way.
   41. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5869359)
Wild pitch moves OONTZ to 2nd, Judge singles, 8-1.
   42. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5869360)
Davis seemed to be unhappy that he was pinch-hit for by a guy hitting .178 in the 5th inning, since he is a proud .182 hitter. Wasn’t paying enough attention to know whether there was a punitive reason for his removal, but he was going after his manager.
   43. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:57 PM (#5869361)
I'm not sure if someone was trying to fight Davis because of his constant sucktitude or if it was the other way around.
   44. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5869362)
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Go Go Gio with his 2ND 2-run bomb of the game.

10-1.
   45. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5869363)
since he is a proud .182 hitter.


Even I feel bad for him for what has been an epic decline. Maybe he needs his eyes checked or something? We've seen players decline, suffer the yips, etc in the past, but his decline has been quite something to watch.
   46. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5869364)
Well, at least it looks like Urshela's recovered from his injuries: Two home runs and a double, and it's now 10-1 Yanks.
   47. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:02 PM (#5869365)
Gio Urshela just hit his second home run of the game. Now hitting .320/.364/.549. The Yankees really need to win the World Series this year.
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:03 PM (#5869366)
Urshela’s 2nd HR, makes it 10-1. That’s the Yankees 50th HR agains the Orioles this year. With 4 games remaining after tonight (all @ Yankee Stadium), the Over/Under should probably be ~ 70 for the season total, shattering the previous record of 48.
   49. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:03 PM (#5869367)
The Yankees' new record for homers in a season against a single team is even more impressive at second glance, since this is only their 15th game against the Orioles, whereas the 1956 Yankees team that held the previous record played 22 games against Kansas City.

Not to mention that many Yankees fans could've named more members of that 1956 team at the start of this season than they could've recognized members of tonight's starting lineup.
   50. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:05 PM (#5869369)
Co-Red Sox MVP Xander doubles home 2 runs, Sox up 4-2.
   51. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:22 PM (#5869372)
Not to mention that many Yankees fans could've named more members of that 1956 team at the start of this season than they could've recognized members of tonight's starting lineup.

also that the Orioles are not a Yankees farm team like the KC A's basically were.

I mean, they are so terrible, but they do operate independently as far as we know.
   52. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5869376)
Red Sox pen gives 1 back through Darwinzonianmesopotamia, pen looking shaky as per usual
   53. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5869380)
The Pirates are 4-20 since the all star game. The Tigers are 5-20. I thought that was impressive in its terribleness
   54. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5869381)
Vivaldi is now in. The instrument still needs fine tuning, gives up a hit to start. It seems like he is unable to retire the first batter faced at all this year....
   55. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 09:47 PM (#5869382)
Vivaldi hits a bad note with the WP.

Yep, I'm going to stick with the music references until Nathan is done for the evening.
   56. rconn23 Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5869390)
I feel kinda bad for the Orioles, but then I remember a) Angelos still owns the team and b) the Yankees played three of their regular starters tonight. I mean … compete.
   57. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:12 PM (#5869391)
Vivaldi gets through 2, gives up the tying run though, no coda to last year's performances...
   58. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:14 PM (#5869393)
Not to mention that many Yankees fans could've named more members of that 1956 team at the start of this season than they could've recognized members of tonight's starting lineup.

also that the Orioles are not a Yankees farm team like the KC A's basically were.


In truth the A's got more value out of former 1956 Yankees than vice versa. The only significant player that the Yankees actually "farmed out" to the A's was Ralph Terry, but when they got him back in 1959 he'd had an utterly mediocre career (18-33, 4.03 ERA, 2.3 WAR in 4 years) with the A's.
   59. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:18 PM (#5869394)
I know most of you don't care and I seem to be the last of the Nation still posting but...

Boston is 6 games back of the WC and has to climb over Oakland to get there. It's not looking promising. If they can just get the pitching sorted for like 3 weeks, go 14-4, then they'd be all good.

Ever the optimist.

But hey the cold(well for Sydney) is leaving us soon and Spring is not far away and Sydney in spring is a magical place.
   60. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:32 PM (#5869396)
Five home runs tonight, by Higashioka, Urshela, Urshela, Maybin and Higashioka.

Total WAR for those three players prior to 2019: 17 seasons, 11.8 WAR, of which 13.5 was Maybin's. Higashioka's prior WAR was -0.4, and Urshela's was -1.1.

Total salaries for those three players: $1.673 million.

It's like the Devil and Daniel Webster, only instead of the Yankees selling their soul to get performances out of players like this, they cripple up nearly all of their big name players.

Looking back a few days, a fun stat: Chris Sale's record against the Yankees this year is 0-4, with a 9.90 ERA in 20 innings.
   61. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5869398)
Raining pretty good in Boston, but it’s still tied after 9. Wet extras should be fun … on TV.

EDIT: And the tarp is on the field. Looks like I’m stuck watching Phillies @ Diamondbacks for a while.
   62. Howie Menckel Posted: August 07, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5869402)
Jason Vargas, the sleeper cell recently sent over by the Mets to bury the Phillies, has his new club down 4-0 after 4 IP.

#4thdimensionalchess
   63. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 08, 2019 at 02:23 AM (#5869420)
Updated again:

WSN 60-53 +2
PHI 59-55 —
MIL 60-56 —
———————
STL 58-55 0.5
NYM 59-56 0.5
ARI 58-57 1.5
SFG 56-59 3.5
CIN 54-58 4.0

Four teams now within a half game of the second wild card spot.

Mets and Nats play 3 games starting Friday in NY.
   64. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 08, 2019 at 08:24 AM (#5869447)
Another fun fact:

In 10 games in Baltimore this year, the Yankees hit 44 home runs.

In those same 10 games, the Orioles overall run total was 43.

And yet the Orioles, quiet as it's kept, are actually better this year than last. Hard to believe, but true.

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