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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 03, 2020 at 02:48 PM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Meatwad Posted: September 03, 2020 at 02:58 PM (#5974294)
Cubs are 5-0 coming into today against the pirates.
   2. salvomania Posted: September 03, 2020 at 03:29 PM (#5974308)
What happ to Happ? "Injury delay" and then he gets pinch-hit for?
   3. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: September 03, 2020 at 03:38 PM (#5974312)
Happ fouled a ball off the plate and it bounced up and hit him in/near his eye. He was able to walk off the field, so hopefully it’s not very serious.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 03, 2020 at 03:47 PM (#5974316)
Especially since he's one of the few Cubs who hasn't spent the majority of the abbreviated season looking like a bum at the plate.
   5. Mike Webber Posted: September 03, 2020 at 03:53 PM (#5974318)
Happ's foul ball looked scary for a second, and he might have a nice shiner from it, but he seemed ok. Might be out with swelling for a couple days.
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 03, 2020 at 03:55 PM (#5974320)
I was listening to the game earlier and they were talking about how Heyward had donated $300k to help people in Chicago who had been financially impacted by Covid.

Dude is really frustrating to watch probably 80 percent of the time, but he seems like such a good person that it's difficult to dislike the guy.
   7. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 03, 2020 at 04:01 PM (#5974322)
It probably doesn't help that I haven't been able to see many games so far, but I am hopelessly oblivious to the middle of the Cubs' pen, outside of the fact that they all suck.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: September 03, 2020 at 04:21 PM (#5974326)
Dude is really frustrating to watch probably 80 percent of the time, but he seems like such a good person that it's difficult to dislike the guy.


Absolutely agree, the guy is a good person from any and all indications ever given.... We had him one season and nobody has any reason to dislike the guy. He left but I don't think anyone rooted bad things for him.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: September 03, 2020 at 04:25 PM (#5974328)
I just looked at Heywards bb-ref page, and either it's a change or I've completely missed this for a while, but when you look at the stats and get to the bottom(war summary) , you now see the sum total a team spent for the player for his breakdown...

For Heyward, the Cardinals spent 7.8 mil for his 6.9 war... Braves 9.6 for 23 war and the Cubs 119mil for his 8.1 war.... I get that this data probably doesn't exist much for pre- 1990 players, but now it's a useful tool for active players.
   10. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: September 03, 2020 at 04:27 PM (#5974329)
Don't look now, but Heyward has been really f'in good this year, and not in that "oh he's had a less terrible month" bullshit from the last couple of years.

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Ross usually has a quick hook; once again he left someone in too long. But it's more frustrating to see the offense blow all these chances today. Plus Happ, who has been their best hitter, getting hurt didn't help.

The guy today is Adam, who's been up and down a couple of times and is still at the bottom of the bullpen totem pole. He seems pretty forgettable to me.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 03, 2020 at 05:10 PM (#5974335)
Nationals’ Trea Turner with a game-tying 2-run Inside-The-Park HR, against the Phillies. Clanked it high off the wall, bouncing away from leaping CFer toward left.
   12. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 03, 2020 at 05:18 PM (#5974338)
And Turner trotted all the way to first
   13. JJ1986 Posted: September 03, 2020 at 05:21 PM (#5974341)
Chase Shreve looks like a guy who gets killed before the first commercial in an episode of Justified.
   14. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 03, 2020 at 05:22 PM (#5974342)
Lousy defense so far, mostly Nats but Quinn was way over aggressive on Turners HR and Bruce probably hadn’t moved towards center before the ball went over Quinn’s head.
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 03, 2020 at 06:44 PM (#5974356)
With a 7th inning BB, Juan Soto tied Ted Williams (203) for 3rd place on the Age-21 BB Leaderboard. As most here know, Mr. Williams was renowned for his batting eye.
   16. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 03, 2020 at 07:29 PM (#5974365)
The ninth inning in Philly is being played under apocalyptic skies.

Edit: it’s whatever color is between mauve and copper, I’d say.
   17. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 03, 2020 at 07:36 PM (#5974370)
10 Ks by Nats bullpen, entering extra innings.
   18. JJ1986 Posted: September 03, 2020 at 07:50 PM (#5974378)
Billy Hamilton kind of sucks.
   19. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 03, 2020 at 09:11 PM (#5974410)
Red Sox ace Martin Perez with a no-no through 6. Martin trying really hard to ruin the Sox attempt to keep the season ERA above 6. D*mn you Martin<shakes fist>
   20. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 03, 2020 at 09:44 PM (#5974434)
ahhh, that's better. The no-no and shutout gone. Now time for pen to cough up 5 or more to keep that team ERA boosted, go SOX!
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 03, 2020 at 09:57 PM (#5974437)
I see Juan Soto got a 10th inning IBB, which breaks the tie with Ted Williams for 3rd place on the Age-21 BB Leaderboard linked in # 15. In fewer PA to boot! In a normal season, Soto would likely pass John McGraw (John McGraw!) for # 2 on the list, but the shortened season makes another 32 BB out of reach.
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: September 03, 2020 at 11:09 PM (#5974455)
09.03: Daniel Hudson was charged with a blown save despite retiring all five batters he faced Thursday
against the Phillies. (Hudson came in with the bases loaded and one out in a one-run game in the eighth and immediately gave up an RBI groundout to take the blown save.)
   23. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 03, 2020 at 11:15 PM (#5974457)
Now time for pen to cough up 5 or more to keep that team ERA boosted, go SOX!
Took ‘em 10 innings, but by golly, they did it!
   24. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 03, 2020 at 11:26 PM (#5974460)
Took ‘em 10 innings, but by golly, they did it!


yep, I was sweating on that one, but the boys came through!
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 03, 2020 at 11:40 PM (#5974461)
4 doubleheaders tomorrow! #More Baseball
   26. Tom Goes to the Ballpark Posted: September 04, 2020 at 12:38 AM (#5974466)
Looks like 5 doubleheaders tomorrow to me.
   27. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 04, 2020 at 01:17 AM (#5974470)
Even better!
   28. catomi01 Posted: September 04, 2020 at 10:12 AM (#5974492)
No better place to ask than here...but as the visiting team in a tie game going to extra's right now...why wouldn't you almost automatically walk the leadoff batter? Did I miss that that isn't allowed or something? Specifically, wouldn't you much prefer to pitch to Jake Marisnick with the force in order than Pete Alonso with a runner in scoring position? A single still wins it in either case, but having the extra runner on first seems like it improves your chances more than it could hurt them.
   29. sunday silence (again) Posted: September 04, 2020 at 02:29 PM (#5974540)
Catomi: we had this discussion a few weeks ago and the wisdom seems to be that, in general terms, walking the guy increased the chance of scoring by 1% or less. There was an issue with rounding, so it might have been less than 1% in reality although without getting into decimal points, it upped it by one tick.

Apparently, you are adding more pressure to the defense because if you load the bases now you have nowhere to put the next batter so the chance of the DP also has negative consequences.

Of course in terms of individual batters you could very well get a more favorable match up with the next batter, so it comes down to specific batters rather than a general: "always walk the guy: approach.
   30. sunday silence (again) Posted: September 04, 2020 at 02:29 PM (#5974541)
double post
   31. catomi01 Posted: September 04, 2020 at 03:01 PM (#5974547)
ty...just seems like (intuitively) the right move (though not as you note "always")...it just stuck out yesterday when the options were facing a guy Alsonso or Marisnick....though by the fact that you are using Albert Abreu in his 2nd career game with basically no margin for error, you're probably in trouble no matter what strategy you choose.

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