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Thursday, March 30, 2023

OMNICHATTER for Opening Week 2023!

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Hombre Brotani Posted: March 30, 2023 at 02:46 AM | 254 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 01, 2023 at 05:13 PM (#6122188)
Giancarlo Stanton’s line-drive solo HR to RF (370 feet) makes it 2-0 Yankees.
   202. Tom and Shivs couples counselor Posted: April 01, 2023 at 05:59 PM (#6122192)
Crew wins on a bloop and then Devin makes it interesting but a dp and a k and it's a win.

That Justin dude gives Brewers trouble every time.
   203. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 06:04 PM (#6122193)
Mike Trout has had five 100+ MPH balls off the bat in 8 ABs. He's 1 for 8.
   204. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 01, 2023 at 06:06 PM (#6122194)
Josh Donaldson called out on a pitch 2 balls outside, helping squelch the Yankees rally with just 1 run. Not the only call that missed badly, so the calls for Robot Umpires will continue. Hopefully, it will be umpires with implants, rather than just a bunch of fancy cameras. Now 3-3, but Giants threatening in top of 6th.
   205. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 06:59 PM (#6122201)
It's been a long time since a* Yastrzemski hurt the Yankees in New York.

*A Yastrzemski, or AN Yastrzemski?
   206. SoSH U at work Posted: April 01, 2023 at 07:04 PM (#6122204)
   207. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 07:14 PM (#6122207)
Oh boy, bases juiced for Rizzo and Stanton in the bottom of the 9th.
   208. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 07:18 PM (#6122208)
Doval's lost the strike zone. Walks Rizzo.
   209. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 07:19 PM (#6122209)
And now a pitch clock violation against Doval. He's 100% going to give the Yankees a walk-off right now.
   210. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 07:20 PM (#6122210)
   211. Snowboy Posted: April 01, 2023 at 08:16 PM (#6122213)
The MLB app GameDay doesn't show time clock violations (for me?) as I look back at that SF@NYY 9th.
Was Doval called for 3 violations vs NYY, or was it just 2?
On the national Fox coverage, it seemed like they pretty much cut from Aaron Hicks walking out of the dugout to pinch-hit straight to the CF camera showing the ump pointing at his watch and making the count 1-0.
Throughout the rest of inning, I was surprised at never being able to find a pitch clock on the screen from Fox.
   212. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 08:33 PM (#6122215)
Maybe too early for this, but...

In the no one cares but me category, Red Sox walk off 9-8 on a Duval 2 run shot. Sox and Orioles pitching not covering themselves in glory these first 2 games.
   213. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 08:33 PM (#6122216)
On the national Fox coverage, it seemed like they pretty much cut from Aaron Hicks walking out of the dugout to pinch-hit straight to the CF camera showing the ump pointing at his watch and making the count 1-0.
Doval had two violations, IIRC. He got charged with one before his first pitch to Hicks.
   214. Howie Menckel Posted: April 01, 2023 at 09:18 PM (#6122223)
catching up on this Padres-Rockies game on MLB Extra Innings (free on cable TV in week 1, as another BBTF poster alerted us to the other day).

I don't want to malign the wrong TV crew, but one announcer made the point that the Rockies got the early lead in the first two games of the series. Then he said after a 2-run first-inning blast by Bogaerts:

"This time it's the Padres dropping a deuce on the Rockies!"

   215. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 09:29 PM (#6122225)
Trayce Thompson, first inning grand slam. MadBum plunked Muncy (on the first pitch to him, on purpose, prolly) and then had some words with the umpire about quick pitching. Maybe just focus on pitching, dude.
   216. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 09:40 PM (#6122226)
Kershaw v Bumgarner in LA, neither looks great. MadBum tagged for 5 in the first, Kershaw gives up a solo shot in the 2nd.

No one going to mistake this for 2014 when looking at these 2 guys now. Though he's no longer KERSHAW, he's still getting outs effectively and comes back from the solo shot to strike out the side.
   217. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:08 PM (#6122227)
Seventh strikeout of the night is the 2,814th strikeout of Kershaw's career, passing Mike Mussina for 23rd all-time. Most of the seven he's gotten tonight -- and a bunch over the last few years -- were on either a mid-80s slider or a mid-70s curve. He's just a beauty to watch.

EDIT: Gets his eighth K of the night on a slider swing and a miss.
   218. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:21 PM (#6122230)
Both starters have righted the ship after looking, well, like an older version of themselves. Kershaw in particular looking really sharp now. He really is a joy to watch when he's on.
   219. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:35 PM (#6122233)
Jinxed MadBum. Trayce Thompson with a 3-run homer to go with his grand slam. Monster night for Thompson.

EDIT: That wasn't Bumgarner.
   220. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:35 PM (#6122234)
Arizona insists on throwing the pitch right down main straight to Trayce Thompson, he now has 2 homers and 7 the 5th.
   221. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:44 PM (#6122235)
A Jason Heyward sighting!
   222. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 10:51 PM (#6122236)
The Dodgers playing some serious defense.
   223. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 11:15 PM (#6122238)
Trayce Thompson again! Third homer of the night!
   224. The Duke Posted: April 01, 2023 at 11:15 PM (#6122239)
I didn't have the Rockies taking two from the Padres. That's a good result for them
   225. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 01, 2023 at 11:23 PM (#6122240)
too bad Thompson won't have another AB, would be awesome to see him go for the homer cycle.
   226. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 01, 2023 at 11:25 PM (#6122241)
Mariners putting the tying runs on in the bottom of the 8th. Karinchak really needs to learn to throw strikes with all that stuff.

EDIT: And he does, 96 on the black for strike 3 to end the inning. Still 2-0 Guardians.
   227. PeteF3 Posted: April 01, 2023 at 11:52 PM (#6122242)
Guardians-Mariners wraps up in a cozy 2:04, the fastest game of the young season.
   228. Walt Davis Posted: April 02, 2023 at 12:58 AM (#6122246)
The off day following Opening Day is to accommodate a potential rainout,

Which is why you start on Wed then still play on Fri. Or start on Mon/Tues like God intended.

Logan O'Hoppe has driven in all two of the Angels' runs this season so far.

Logan O'Hoppe? Get your head out of OOTP.

A Jason Heyward sighting!

I didn't realize he'd made the squad. Probably put up a 135 OPS+ for the Dodgers ... or maybe a 135 OPS.
   229. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 02, 2023 at 01:52 PM (#6122265)
Yankee pitcher Jhony Brito starts his MLB career with a scoreless 1st inning.
   230. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:13 PM (#6122268)
Kodai Senga's first four MLB batters faced: Single, wild pitch, RBI double, walk, walk. Between this potential trainwreck and Fujinami's trainwreck yesterday, not a great start for NPB fans.
   231. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:18 PM (#6122269)
Strikeout, strikeout, and a nice play by Marte in right field to get out of it. Hopefully, Senga settles down. That "ghost forkball" is for real.
   232. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:21 PM (#6122270)
Phew, Senga works out of bases loaded, no one out with two Ks and a line out to right. Could have been a disaster but he only ends up giving up one run. Hopefully he can build off that.

Am I a bit too worked up if I admit I’m irritated that is Locastro starting? Ideally he’s not even on the team in a month and I know you want to rest your guys, but bleh. It’s about as exciting as hearing that Nido is going to essentially be a 50/50 starter.
   233. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:22 PM (#6122271)
Brito has only allowed 1 hit through 3 scoreless innings, with 6 strikeouts, including 5 in a row, and no walks. Not bad.

EDIT: Aaron Judge HR to LF (392 feet), #2 of the season, puts the Yankees on the board. 1-0.

EDIT II: Stanton hits a titanic 2-run blast (485 feet!) to CF, making it 3-0.
   234. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:51 PM (#6122273)
I’m already completely over Eduardo Escobar. Give me Baty or give me death!

So SNY had said the Mets have had the most Japanese players with 14, 12 pitchers. They’re actually wrong (which come on, people, it’s 2023, anyone can fact check you in 30 seconds, let’s try and be better), it’s 11 pitchers (including Senga) and Tsuyoshi Shinjo (my autocorrect changed it to Shinzo, how weird), Kaz Matsui, and Nori Aoki. I thought I could name them all but a couple of them I have absolutely no memory of and two share the same last name and I probably thought they were the same guy.
   235. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:52 PM (#6122274)
After that ugly first inning Senga's looked really good. Lots of easy groundball outs.
   236. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:55 PM (#6122275)
Brito has a 2-hit shutout through 5 innings, 76 pitches, but looks to be done from the round of dugout congratulations. Quite a MLB debut. 4-0 Yankees, with Kyle Higashioka’s solo HR accounting for the last run.
   237. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 02:58 PM (#6122276)
Tommy Phamtastic! Two run homer! That’s already more than I expected out of him.
   238. salvomania Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:13 PM (#6122278)
Through three innings, Nolan Gorman has a pair of homers off of Toronto's Bassitt--who has allowed four homers for the first time in his career---and the Cardinals are up 7-3.
   239. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:16 PM (#6122279)
Senga 1st inning: 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 run, 2 Ks, 36 pitches
Senga 2nd through 5th: 1 hit, 1 walk, 0 runs, 5 Ks, 46 pitches

Looking good. The forkball is ghosting.

Heh, about Chris Bassitt. Early returns are looking good as far as the pitchers the Mets let go.
   240. Mayor Blomberg Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:21 PM (#6122280)
(my autocorrect changed it to Shinzo, how weird)

for Shinzo Abe or the anime series. Hard to tell.
   241. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:24 PM (#6122281)
And they pull Senga after he strikes out the first guy in the sixth. 89 pitches.

He started the inning at 82. Not sure why you even bring him back out then. Whatever, I know it’s April and people aren’t throwing 100 pitches yet, but meh. I’m never going to like it.

And it’s to bring in Dennis Santana in back to back days. How weird. Looking at Santana’s stats, I have no idea why he’s even a thing.

But he strikes out the first guy on a clock violation strike three.
   242. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:27 PM (#6122282)
Senga allowed just two base runners in his last 4.2 innings, and one was erased by a double play. Really impressive recovery.
   243. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:34 PM (#6122283)
Not to dwell on Dennis Santana but it’s interesting who gets chances and who doesn’t. He obviously has pretty good stuff, sitting high 90s (who doesn’t nowadays?) and has struck out over 9.8 per 9 across all levels, but holy moly, the results have never been there. He has a career MLB ERA of 5.08, minors of 4.27, but his ERA at Triple A is 6.21! So he’s literally never had any success above AA and is 27 now.

Naturally he strikes out both guys he faces, but my goodness. Guess they really like his 3.38 spring training ERA.

Tommy Pham, another RBI in a misplayed ball in center.
   244. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 02, 2023 at 03:46 PM (#6122285)
3 BB, 3 WP & an Anthony Volpe SB (#3) give the Yankees a couple of tack-on runs. 6-0 over Giants in the 8th in the rubber game of the series.
   245. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 04:02 PM (#6122286)
I didn’t really notice what a nice move the Mets signing John Curtiss last offseason was. It cost them 750k for him to rehab last season, it’ll cost them that much for him to pitch for him this year and he still has two more seasons of arbitration after this.

He put up 230 ERA+ in 25 IP in 2020 and then 171 in 40 IP in 2021. His 2021 numbers ended up looking a lot worse because after he was traded at the deadline, in his first appearance he gave up 4 ER in .2 IP. Had mostly good appearances after that and got hurt. I know if you throw out anyone’s worse appearance, they look a lot better, but when it’s your first one after being traded, I can buy into extenuating circumstances a lot more easily.

Between him, Robertson, and keeping Ottovino, the Mets BP was really in position to improve prior to the Diaz injury. Hopefully they can simply maintain now…
   246. Banta Posted: April 02, 2023 at 04:20 PM (#6122293)
Let’s make sure that Senga doesn’t throw 90 pitches, but bring back Nogosek for two innings after he is wild throwing 26 pitches in his first inning…

Naturally he induces a DP as soon as I write that. My reverse jinx is in mid season form.

Mets take 3 of 4! Senga looked good, BP looks solid, lineup looks like they still could use another power guy… all in all, about the same as last year, as expected. Hopefully the young guys can come up eventually and give a boost.
   247. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 05:15 PM (#6122298)
Logan O'Hoppe's first big league homer is a 3-run shot, 3-0 Angels. So delightfully unusual, seeing offense from the bottom half of the Angel lineup.
   248. Hombre Brotani Posted: April 02, 2023 at 05:24 PM (#6122302)
Mike Trout wrecks a pitch, 2-run homer. Ohtani follows with another. 6-0 Angels.
   249. Tom and Shivs couples counselor Posted: April 02, 2023 at 05:53 PM (#6122307)
Super early but I like that Turang seems to have a good idea on the strike zone.

And very relaxed playing second.

Wiemer has no idea on the strike zone. He's going to strike out 45 percent of his at bats and that's being way kind
   250. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: April 02, 2023 at 07:43 PM (#6122321)
Red Sox beat up on O's pitching again, take the rubber 9-5. Sox have scored 9 runs in each game thus far, on pace for 1458 for the season.

Of course the pitching staff has yielded 23 runs so far, on pace to give up 1242 runs this season.

Nice projected run differential of +216, let's see if they can hold that pace!

Taking on the mighty Pirates next, followed by the Tigers. If there ever was a schedule set up for a mediocre team to have a good start to the season, this is it.
   251. Snowboy Posted: April 02, 2023 at 08:52 PM (#6122330)
That was some garbage umping/clock manipulation with 2 out top 5 PHI@TEX in the ESPN game.
Runner on first, clock ticks down, TEX catcher is not even looking at the pitcher and calls "time out" when clock is at 1 second.
I saw this disallowed twice in Jays ST games with Manoah+Kirk as they struggled to figure out the clock/pitch com/etc. The ump said Kirk couldn't just call "time" he had to at least stand up. (ed: that's how I understood the hand motions at the time.)
Heim didn't stand up, he just raised his hands, and the ump granted time.
AND...then we learn that Trea Turner was bouncing off 1B, and with 2 seconds left he took off for 2B. They showed it on replay from different angles.
The ump not only allowed "time" (counting it as a "disengagement") but sent Turner back to 1B.

Ravech goes to break congratulating Heim, but that shouldn't be allowed.
From what I've seen this spring, that should have been a ball awarded to the batter, and a steal for Turner.
   252. Walt Davis Posted: April 03, 2023 at 02:36 AM (#6122347)
Conveniently enough, 50 games (or 100 team-games if you prefer) in the books, making the math easy.

2 HRs per game
17.5 Ks and 7 BBs per game
1.4 steals at a 83% success rate (or 1.61 attempts per game if you prefer ... up about 20% on last year)
8.4 R/G
245/323/392 which is very close to last year (with 10 points extra OBP) ... hopefully offense will warm up a bit
AL 6-3 with a 20 run differential
Rangers 9.67 R/G, Red Sox at 9
Tigers and A's at 1 R/G (alternatively Rays and Angels have given up just 3 runs)
O's are a whopping 10 for 10 in steals
The Jays (!) and Brewers have yet to hit a HR.

Judge 462/462/923
Turner 385/426/769
Xander 429/471/1000
Correa 154/214/154
Contreras 500/500/625
Cron 467/529/1200 (smartest team in baseball!)
Dansby 583/615/667 (told you he was a bust)
   253. salvomania Posted: April 03, 2023 at 09:55 AM (#6122367)
I missed the game-winning hit last night for the DBacks vs. the Dodgers: with two outs and runners at 2nd and 3rd in the 9th inning of a tie game, Jake McCarthy bunted down the first base line and Graterol couldn't field it cleanly as McCarthy flew by him and Corbin Carroll scored the go-ahead run.

I love that play---very do or die, and has the advantage of catching the defense by surprise.
   254. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 03, 2023 at 01:21 PM (#6122408)
Moved to this week’s OmniChatter.
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