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OMNICHATTER! can’t hear you if it’s not listening!, for June 24, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:05 PM | 54 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5855404)
HOW WILL THE YANKEES START WINNING AGAIN TODAY?
   2. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 24, 2019 at 02:50 PM (#5855411)
So you are running the Crew instead of Slingin' David Stearns. You stay loyal to the suck boy duo of Aguilar and Shaw or you release Aguilar (that's the only recourse as he is out of options) or option Shaw and bring up Hiura? I would suggest sending out a pitcher because except for Woody and Hader they all suck anyway but the Brewers are big believers in having lots of pitchers.
   3. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5855428)
BOLD PREDICTION: THE NATIONALS WILL NOT LOSE TODAY!!
   4. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 24, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5855431)
Welcome to tonight's edition of the I-95/NJ Turnpike twin-dysfunctional-teams-with-high-expectations Hair Pulling Contest.

I mean Mets @ Phillies.
   5. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 04:20 PM (#5855452)
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   6. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5855470)
Jordan Hicks...torn UCL... that was totally not predictable at all.
   7. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 24, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5855478)
6--That sucks. And then I this note on Yahoo: Alex Reyes was lifted from Sunday's start at Triple-A Memphis due to right pectoral discomfort. So that also sucks.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: June 24, 2019 at 05:45 PM (#5855490)
at least Rosenthal is back on the market.
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: June 24, 2019 at 06:12 PM (#5855495)
adley signed with baltimore - 8.1m bonus
   10. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 06:18 PM (#5855497)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
Breaking — The Nationals will activate Fernando Rodney to their 25-man roster before Tuesday's game against the Marlins. He will take the 40-man roster spot that opened after Trevor Rosenthal was released.

Old guys everywhere, rejoice! Nats fans, not so much.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 06:21 PM (#5855499)
Doesn't do me any good, I'm two months older than Rodney. Come on, Bartolo.
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2019 at 06:57 PM (#5855504)
Well, let's see what the Red Sox Slayers a.k.a. Blue Jays can do versus CC and the Bombers.
A. Sanchez isn't exactly splendid right now.
Take the lead Bombers ! And never let go.
   13. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 07:04 PM (#5855505)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
A lot of queries as to why Rodney is being called up instead of Dakota Bacus, who has been lights out for Fresno this season. I'd bet the thinking is something like this: Let's see if Rodney has anything left in the tank. Bacus isn't going anywhere.

Kevin Reiss @kevin_reiss
This is exactly the thinking you want when you’ve gotten kinda hot and might make a surprise comeback run. Hey, Bacus will still be there after Rodney diarrhea-squirts his name onto the Ring of Retreads. “You know, we could employ this new cutting-edge cancer treatment, but let’s see if this old pill I found in the back of the medicine cabinet still has anything left in the tank.”

Nats Twitter is blessed.
   14. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 07:26 PM (#5855509)
while true {
  printf 
"Fear Hoskins, not Harper."
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:30 PM (#5855518)
A. Sanchez isn't exactly splendid right now.

Comeon, Yankee bats !
   16. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:35 PM (#5855519)
What's the point in bringing up Fernando Rodney? He hasn't pitched well at triple A, and the Nationals don't have a lot of margin for error if they are going to make a playoff run. Let Rodney sit at triple A and if he can pitch decently there, bring him up.
   17. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:39 PM (#5855522)
Well, I guess Aaron Sanchez suddenly decided to pitch like he did three years ago. Sigh.

EDIT: Nevermind. The other Aaron in this game awoke from his slumber.
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:42 PM (#5855526)
Or not.
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:45 PM (#5855527)
The Hickster strikes again !
   20. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 08:59 PM (#5855530)
What's the point in bringing up Fernando Rodney?

There must be something seriously lacking in the Nationals' pitcher development system. They have established a pattern of drafting or trading for pitchers to whom they give a cup o coffee or two at the MLB level, falter in (very) limited playing time, then they 86 them and watch them go on to enjoy much better performance in many cases. Blake Treinen comes to mind, but there are others.

Meanwhile, this insistence on trying Proven Failures™ when there is the tiniest glimmer of hope for the 2019 season is absolutely baffling to me. Maybe Mike Rizzo sees that his time in D.C. is coming to an end so he wants to salt the Earth on his way out the door?? Something is not adding up there.
   21. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:02 PM (#5855531)
Carsten!
   22. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:03 PM (#5855533)
CC came through - walking the tightrope as always.
   23. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:10 PM (#5855534)
That poor Toronto pitcher must have a bulls-eye painted on him----that's the third 100+ MPH line drive right at him.
   24. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:22 PM (#5855537)
With his 3rd hit of the game, DJ LeMahieu takes over the AL Batting Title lead at .329.
   25. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5855538)
Javy with a National Car Rental Cubs Stolen Base.

Because that's apparently now a thing.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5855539)
Long HR by Stanton, his first of the year. 10-2, Yankees.
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5855541)
PHILLIES POUND POUNDERS, LEAD METS 12-6
   28. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:38 PM (#5855544)
DJ LeMahieu being the Yankees best player is something I didn't expect when the season started.
   29. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:52 PM (#5855549)
Who wouldn't want their rental car stolen?

The internet tells me Schwarber hit a ground-rule double to CF. A vine shot? Or did he actually bounce it into the basket? (Something I don't think I've ever seen.)
   30. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5855551)
Stuck in the vines on the fly. I don't think it would be physically possible to bounce one into the basket.
   31. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:02 PM (#5855553)
So Jonathan Holder comes in to a 10-2 game and gives up HR, single, single to the first three batters. I'm not sure what else he needs to prove to get DFA's. He has a 5.80 ERA.
   32. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5855554)
I don't think it would be physically possible to bounce on into the basket.

Neither do I which is why I was intrigued. Maybe down the line with a bank shot off the side wall is theoretically possible.
   33. Srul Itza Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:07 PM (#5855555)
So Jonathan Holder comes in to a 10-2 game and gives up HR, single, single


and another single.

What is the point here, in keeping him on the mound?
   34. Srul Itza Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:07 PM (#5855556)
NOW I know -- it was to turn it into a save situation.
   35. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5855557)
Make that an infinity ERA for Holder. Grand slam. 10-7 now. If he throws another pitch for the Yankees, just cancel the season.
   36. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5855559)
So Jonathan Holder comes in to a 10-2 game and gives up HR, single, single to the first three batters. I'm not sure what else he needs to prove to get DFA's. He has a 5.80 ERA.

Sounds like an audition for the Nationals' bullpen. He'd be next in line after Rodney.
   37. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:23 PM (#5855561)
Adam Ottavino is the anti-Jonathan Holder. So, so awesome. He's a supercharged David Robertson. Still, DFA Holder.
   38. Meatwad Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:46 PM (#5855564)
The cubs pen really shouldnt turn this into a save situation.
   39. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:51 PM (#5855566)
The cubs pen really shouldnt turn this into a save situation.

Sometimes they can't help it. See also: Washington Nationals bullpen.
   40. Srul Itza Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:54 PM (#5855567)
Well, that was a lot harder than it needed to be.

   41. rconn23 Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:54 PM (#5855568)
Yanks lose their opener for tomorrow and burn out Chapman, but still win. Fire Holder into the sun.
   42. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:57 PM (#5855569)
Yankees bullpen was a bit shakey, but with the Win, C. C. Sabathia ties Bob Gibson for 47th in Career Wins with 251.
   43. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 24, 2019 at 10:59 PM (#5855571)
Red Sox walk off against the Pale hose. Still a bit scratchy with the overall play but after dropping their last 2 to the Jays, any marker in the win column is a good one.
   44. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5855572)
Make that an infinity ERA for Holder. Grand slam. 10-7 now. If he throws another pitch for the Yankees, just cancel the season.


What is the point here, in keeping him on the mound?


Hey Blastin' ... I ain't the only one.
   45. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5855575)
Yankees bullpen was a bit shakey, but with the Win, C. C. Sabathia ties Bob Gibson for 47th in Career Wins with 251.


47 is a good place to be ...
   46. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:16 PM (#5855576)
What was the deal with Willson yelling at Tyler Flowers after he hit the home run? I missed that earlier.
   47. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:29 PM (#5855578)
I missed most of it, but it looked like Flowers was razzing Contreras during his AB, then after Willson showed him where it's hanging upon crossing home plate it was "Let the kids play!" vs. "Play the game the right way!" but nothing came of it. Just the usual bench-clearing sauntering around and discussion of candlesticks as wedding gifts.
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:33 PM (#5855579)
Willson appeared to be the angry aggressor from start to finish. If that's "Let the kids play"...no thanks. Or are we calling that "celebrating" too?
   49. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5855580)
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler @jgoldstrass

Midwest League transactions, bad news, good news edition:

Bad news: Wander Franco promoted.
Good news: MAKESIONDON KELKBOOM IS HERE.

(He'll be with Lake County playing in Lansing tomorrow!)
   50. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:39 PM (#5855581)
Or are we calling that "celebrating" too?

I missed most of it and did not feel compelled to rewind the MLB.tv stream so I was going by what J.D. and Len were saying, including the kids play thing. YMMV. Much ado over not much at all.

Mark Bowman @mlbbowman
The Braves’ take was Contreras was not happy with a strike call and then shared a brief exchange with Flowers before he hit the home run.

David O'Brien @DOBrienATL
Flowers said Contreras was the agitator, said the Cubs catcher was angry at the umpire, but Flowers took offense when he showed up Teheran and talked smack a few times at start and end of his flamboyant home-run trot.

Sounds like Flowers prefers leather bars while Contreras prefers drag bars.
   51. Bote Man Posted: June 24, 2019 at 11:48 PM (#5855582)
David O'Brien @DOBrienATL
Swanson's homer was his career-high 15th in his and the #Braves' 79th game. Previous high was 14 last season in 136 games.

What will the purists do when BludgeonBall causes all those hallowed home run records to fall this year??
   52. Dr. Vaux Posted: June 25, 2019 at 02:12 AM (#5855590)
Ignore it and pretend that the problem is pitchers being "afraid of contact."
   53. TomH Posted: June 25, 2019 at 07:44 AM (#5855602)
With all of the talk about More Home Runs, a few stats:

How many guys ahve hit 40 or more dingers in the last 5 seasons?

2014 1 (before the uber increase began)
2015 9
2016 8
2017 5
2018 3 (to be fair, 11 guys hit at least 37; many juuuust missed 40)
2019 ?
But so far there are TWELVE guys with 21 or more, and the average team has played 78 of 162 games. SIX more guys are at 20. TWENTY FOUR MORE are at 17 to 19. So there are forty two players "on pace for" 35 home runs. A reasonable guess might be we have 16-20 men hit 40 or more. Especially if warm weather pervades and boosts fly balls even further.
We may not get a McGwire-ish total of 70 (unless Yelich gets ridiculous), and no single pitcher will approach the Blyleven-ish mark of 50 HR allowed, but we sure will have lineups full of big bomb threats.
   54. salvomania Posted: June 25, 2019 at 11:14 AM (#5855644)
C. C. Sabathia ties Bob Gibson for 47th in Career Wins with 251.

Took him about 300 fewer innings, but about 70 more starts.

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