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Monday, August 08, 2022

OMNICHATTER for the week of August 8-15, 2022

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   101. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:55 PM (#6091001)
I stink on live-action checked swing calls.
   102. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:56 PM (#6091002)
Because the Cubs had the gall to get a runner on base, I am forced to endure a mid-inning pitching change.
   103. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:57 PM (#6091003)
Whoa! Carl Edwards Jr!! OK, not complaining about the pitching change.

EDIT: Still skinny as.
   104. Banta Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:05 PM (#6091005)
Mets just keep winning. There have been a couple moments in these games against the Reds where it has gotten close, but I haven’t for a second felt like they were in danger. Just cruising right now, on pace for 105 wins.
   105. Snowboy Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:21 PM (#6091007)
Roughnuts Odor homers for BAL with a man on to take back the lead 6-5 in the 8th.
Felix Bautista in to close it.
   106. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:24 PM (#6091008)
CEjr closes out the 4-out save, his first since 2020. Cubs lose with 15 hits.
   107. Mike A Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:38 PM (#6091009)
Mets just keep winning.
Tell me about it. Braves have played phenomenal ball since the start of June (42-19) and have gained a handful of games in the NL East standings.

Still on pace for 95 wins, but it looks like it will be up to Wild Card fate. Good extra-inning win tonight against the RSox to get back on track.
   108. Snowboy Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:43 PM (#6091010)
Jorge Lopez (?) was the Orioles closer until recently traded.
Felix Bautista gets young Biggio on a fly out to r-CF (almost a collision out there, but Mullins hauls it in just as Santander turns away)
Bautista gets Espinal to GB to 2B, but Odor throws it into the dugout for his second error of game, Espinal gets in scoring position.
Bautista shows Gurriel Jr. his heater, then feeds him nothing but offspeed junk. K, 2 out.
Vladdy Jr. fouls off something in triple digits, then goes down 0-2 on another triple digit offering that is called, but was well off the plate (literally the only bad call of the night behind the plate, but what a time for it to happen!)
Then off the end of the bat, right to Odor, to end the game.
Orioles are jubilant!
   109. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:55 PM (#6091011)
Ohtani just hit his 25th homer of the season. He's also throwing a shutout, 6 IP, 4 hits, 5 Ks.
   110. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:13 AM (#6091015)
I guess it's safe to say that no one in MLB history has done anything like throwing 6 shutout innings while hitting his 25th homer.
   111. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:22 AM (#6091017)
Yanks and Mariners playing a great game, battling current MLB rules to do it.

None of the zombie runners have scored, teams playing hard despite the playoff system more or less guaranteeing each a playoff spot in early August.

0-0 in the 11th.
   112. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:23 AM (#6091018)
Both Yankee zombie runners out on the bases. Has that happened to a team twice in a row in the last few years?
   113. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:30 AM (#6091019)
Interesting. Only two Yankees came to bat in the 11th. Hard to imagine another situation in which that happens, other than a walk-off.
   114. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:38 AM (#6091020)
three in a row!

remarkable.

The M's should, in a just universe, win this damned game.

The Yanks have played three extra innings and four guys on base have made out. Aaron Judge has not gotten an AB in extras because of that zany two-batter inning.
   115. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:45 AM (#6091021)
Is this the longest double shutout of the Manfred runner era? I know the Dodgers and Padres had a game last year where neither scored in extras until the 15th, but it wasn’t a shutout going into extras.
   116. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:57 AM (#6091022)
Oh, crazy. Double shutout moves to the 13th.

Yanks MUST PROTECT the Manford Man this inning.
   117. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:00 AM (#6091023)
I guess Judge has still not stood in the box in extras, despite this being Extra #4. He was immediately put on first.
   118. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:01 AM (#6091024)
Some day someone will go 9 perfect innings and then lose in the 10th inning on a ground ball to the right side and a sac fly for a 9 2/3 inning perfect game loss.
   119. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:09 AM (#6091026)
The shutout rolls on through the bottom of the 13th.
   120. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:12 AM (#6091027)
Seattle giving out cookies to the fans in the park.
   121. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:19 AM (#6091028)
Now it's over. Mariners win. Too bad that this will never be a Yankee Classic on YES. It was fun.
   122. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:25 AM (#6091029)
Is this the longest double shutout of the Manfred runner era?


Yes - Mariners' broadcast says it is the longest since 2019.
   123. TVerik - Dr. Velocity Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:28 AM (#6091030)
Both starters over 100 pitches. 7 and 8 innings. Great bullpen work. Old-school.

3 hits for the Yankees. Least in Franchise History for a 13+ inning game.
   124. The Duke Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:16 AM (#6091037)
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported that his appeal is now expected to “extend beyond the end of the World Series.”

"The appeal of Bauer’s suspension started May 23 and now is expected to last until November, [Bauer’s lawyer Shawn] Holley told the court. The appeal is heard intermittently, but Holley said she is “working full-time” on proceedings that she said involve “voluminous” evidence and could include as many as 22 witnesses, only four of whom have completed testimony before an independent arbitrator."
Bauer and his lawyers have remained consistent in their push for the appeal and still deny all accusations.

Can't believe this is taking so long - quite a spectacle
   125. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:35 PM (#6091054)
Interesting to compare the Bauer to Deshaun Watson situation. I’m sure someone has but I really hadn’t thought about it until right now. Feel like the media has sort of forgotten about Bauer because they’ve received their pound of flesh. (That’s no reflection on my feelings on either punishment, I have very mixed feelings about these situations where there’s no criminal charges).

Another game, another quick Met lead. Up 2-0 after the first, making the opposing starter throw 25 pitches. They lead the majors in pitches faced in the first with over 19, a full pitch better than the second place team. They may not have the greatest hitters of all time but almost all of them work the count, which is really cool.
   126. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 01:53 PM (#6091058)
Lindor with a two RBI hit ties Jose Reyes’s club record for most RBI by a shortstop with 81. Needless to say, that record is going to be crushed. Even with good seasons ahead, that record could stand for a long time.

5-0 Mets now in the 2nd, because they basically automatically score five runs every game now. We’re getting into some lofty territory, they have an outside chance of matching or beating the ‘86 team for best record at 108 wins. Still pretty hard but we’ll have a better idea after they’re done with the upcoming Phillies and Braves series. If they can manage to win today, they’ll be on pace for just under 106 wins.

Yet they can’t touch the Dodgers, as they appear to may never lose again. It’s crazy how good they’ve been over the last two seasons (and they merely won the World Series the year before that!)

Makes me wonder: what’s the best record for a team over consecutive seasons? I’m fairly certain it would have to be the 1906 and 1907 Chicago Cubs. Maybe the Yankees second? ‘98 and either 97 or 99 (can’t remember what season is better EDIT: 99, they won 98). The early 21st century Mariners probably don’t qualify.

To put some more qualifiers on this, what’s the most wins in consecutive seasons with a minimum of 100 games won in each season? Again, the Cubs are likely first, but who is second there?
   127. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:02 PM (#6091060)
Yet they can’t touch the Dodgers, as they appear to may never lose again


The Mets are actually second in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed in the NL this year. The Dodgers are over half a run better per game on both fronts.
   128. Howie Menckel Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:06 PM (#6091062)
Mets starting pitching is better and their closer is better.

saying there's a chance.
   129. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:07 PM (#6091063)
It would be pretty Metsy for them to have their best season ever and not even be the best team in the league.

Naquin has some surprising power. He’s been crushing these homeruns.

The poor Diaz family may not see their relatives at all in this series. Not sure if they’re here today, they were the last two games wearing “Meds” half and half jerseys.
   130. Rally Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:09 PM (#6091064)
Interesting to compare the Bauer to Deshaun Watson situation. I’m sure someone has but I really hadn’t thought about it until right now. Feel like the media has sort of forgotten about Bauer because they’ve received their pound of flesh.


Is Bauer still suspended or have the Dodgers just decided they’d rather pay him not to pitch?
   131. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:12 PM (#6091066)
Bauer has been suspended by MLB for two seasons.

I would probably say that the allegations against Watson are worse given that Bauer’s allegations come from women he had an existing relationship with (therefore it seems a lot muddier), but I feel dirty trying to decide what’s worse. They’re definitely comparable and thus far the punishments are not. Again, I really can’t even decide what’s fair here and I would entertain any argument from no punishment to a lifetime ban. As a principle, I’m not thrilled with suspensions for off field behavior they doesn’t involve criminal charges, but in practice that’s a lot more complicated.

Taijuan Walker has still been a bit off. I do somewhat worry about him against good offensive teams, he doesn’t have the strikeout potential of most of the other Mets starters. I don’t know if he ends up making the playoff rotation but not am I sure he’s a good bullpen fit. I would assume if everyone is healthy, it’s between him and Carrasco. Bassitt is probably safe.
   132. salvomania Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:21 PM (#6091069)
Three guys the Mets picked up before the deadline---Vogelbach, Naquin, and Ruf---are all paying dividends so far.

Vogelbach: .333/.480/.564, with 2 hr/7 rbi in 50 PA entering today.
Naquin: .346/.370/.769, with 2 hr/6 rbi in 27 PA.
Ruf: .333/.333/.467 with 5 rbi in 15 PA.

That's 18 rbi in 92 PA entering today, and so far Vogelbach and Naquin are 2-for-4 today with a homer and 2 more RBI.
   133. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:26 PM (#6091071)
Yeah, I wasn’t a big fan of the Vogelbach move (which then basically necessitated the Ruf move), but so far I couldn’t have been more wrong. I always liked the Naquin acquisition though I’ve been surprised he’s seemingly inched ahead of Canha. They obviously felt like they needed more homerun potential which is reasonable.
   134. The Duke Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:37 PM (#6091073)
Is it to early to tell which picks ups are working for which teams? The cards have already gotten two strong starts from
Their rentals which has also allowed them to push another guy back to the pen where he came in and got a 4 inning hold/save. So it's looking like a good deadline

Mets are doing well

Castillo just had a wicked good start in Seattle

Reds are just as bad-good as they were before so it's been good for them



   135. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:39 PM (#6091074)
Yeah, I wasn’t a big fan of the Vogelbach move (which then basically necessitated the Ruf move), but so far I couldn’t have been more wrong. I always liked the Naquin acquisition though I’ve been surprised he’s seemingly inched ahead of Canha. They obviously felt like they needed more homerun potential which is reasonable.
Canha himself poo-poo-ed his early play, telling Gelbs (in May?) he wasn't making very good contact and that, barring swing improvement, his numbers would soon regress.
   136. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:42 PM (#6091075)
I love the great baseball tradition of watching the same five commercials over and over again all year. There’s the SNY commercials with the guy who is sitting up on the Statue of Liberty/Empire State Building watching the game on his phone - but wait, he’s actually on a green screen! The ol’ bait and switch! Still as clever after the 1000th time I see it!

Then the one for the radio show, with the generic obnoxious NY broadcasters. I think I hate this style of commercial the most, it’s just a collection of non-sequitors, I guess to show how cool and edgy they are with totally original statements like “you betta git da freeeakin’ bag” and “sorry! Not sorry!” I’m definitely totally inspired to watch this program now.

Also the classic with Walker Bueller wearing an almost-looks-like-but-isn’t Dodgers uniform with the name of the, uh, insurance company(?) he’s shilling for. It’s probably a bad sign that I don’t remember the company (or the name of the aforementioned radio show) even though they play them virtually every commercial break. I think that some commercials have the reverse effect when they’re played so much… I just sort of completely mentally block them after a point which makes me even forget what they were originally.
   137. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:45 PM (#6091076)
Oh boy, Votto clearly leans into a HBP and it isn’t called to load the bases.

But on the next pitch, it’s a groundout so no harm no foul. But it was one of the more blatant lean ins I’ve seen in quite some time. Players never get out of the way nowadays, but the lean in is a bit more rare. Never see it called anyway.

135, I missed that interview, but it doesn’t surprise me. Canha seems like a very honest and intelligent man. Him and Bassitt have very similar demeanors (and even look a little similar). Generic white dudes, amirite??
   138. salvomania Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:53 PM (#6091077)
what’s the best record for a team over consecutive seasons

The O's won 217 in 1969-1970, which has to be up there.

Cardinals had 211 in 1942-43 (asterisk due to war years) and the Yankees had 211 in 1927-28 (and 212 in 1998-99, but didn't win 100 both years).

The Cubs 116-win 1906 was followed up with a 107-win season, so that's clearly No. 1, as you noted.
   139. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 02:57 PM (#6091079)
138, yes that’s a very good candidate. Beats the 27-28 Yankees who only had 211 total wins, but did have 100 in both seasons. Back to back 100 wins is hard enough. I actually didn’t realize they had two seasons like that, maybe because they didn’t cross the 110 win barrier in either season, but being very consistent (109 and 108). Probably the best comp for what the Dodgers are on pace to do.

Is there some sort of tool to look this up? I’d think so, but I don’t know where. Again, the 06-07 Cubs are at 223 wins (116 and 107) which has to be the record.
   140. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:07 PM (#6091081)
I love the great baseball tradition of watching the same five commercials over and over again all year.
"Get your New York sports here!" :-0
   141. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:10 PM (#6091083)
Good bounce back start for Walker, 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 3 BB, 5 Ks. His command seems a little off but the Mets starters standard has been so high the last month or so, it may just be impacting my perception. Maybe we’ll see some Medina today? Not sure he’s pitched in a decade.
   142. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:26 PM (#6091087)
And now the Mets have completely demolished the Reds, up 10-2, three runs in during the sixth, the only out was Alonso at the plate trying to score on an errand throw. Whew. This is a ton of fun. Who would know that scoring runs is exciting?

This is probably the best lineup they’ve had in my adult lifetime. Even when the Mets are good, it’s normally more pitching but this year they have it all (minus a catcher who can hit out of a paper bag, but if your minimum for runs in a game is five, I’m not gonna be a that horse anymore).

And Mets bring Lugo in up 10-2? He pitched yesterday. Odd. They are off tomorrow, but still sort of strange. I’d probably just throw Medina out there and have him maybe even finish because why not?
   143. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:39 PM (#6091088)
In fairness, the '86 and '88 Mets didn't have a designated hitter in the lineup.
   144. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:41 PM (#6091089)
Ah well, Lugo only throws 11 pitches, so it’s all good. Still not sure I get it, maybe they want to make sure he’s turned the corner or he was already throwing when it was 7-2 (which also seems kinda unnecessary). I’d just rather make sure everyone is available for the Phillies. Beyond the Phillies and Braves, the Mets don’t play anyone decent with the exception of the Brewers and then the season ending series against the Braves. So get through the next seven games and it’s all downhill.

Oh my god, SNY just informed me that the Dodgers are 31-5 in their last 36. I’ve known they’re on fire, but that’s just ridiculous.

143, I was a bit too young to enjoy ‘86 and ‘88, so I really can’t speak to those seasons. As for the DH, I do wonder if there wasn’t one, if the Mets end up overpaying for a catcher. I would assume so because they wouldn’t have gotten Vogelbach and Ruf most likely.
   145. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:46 PM (#6091090)
Everyone in the Mets lineup today currently has an OBP of at least .350 or SLG of .500 -- save McCann.
   146. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:56 PM (#6091093)
Williams pitched the 8th, still no Medina. I mean, I feel weird that I keep mentioning him, but it’s also weird that he’s even still on the roster. Sometimes think these 13 man pitching staffs are complete overkill. For the Mets, they could keep another catcher so they could aggressively pinch hit and that would probably have more utility than a reliever who only gets into a game once a month.

Especially on the Mets. Their starters have been giving length and even beyond that, Williams and Peterson can both give you multiple innings out of the bullpen.

And now Medina is in for the 9th! His first appearance since July 6th. That’s crazy. Carry another bench player.
   147. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:17 PM (#6091100)
Medina naturally retires the side 1-2-3 on eight pitches with a K as the Mets continue to roll, 10-2. Lost two to the Padres after the All Star break, only scoring a run in each, but since then have gone 15-2. They’ve scored 5+ runs in all but three of those games (1,3,4, winning the two games they scored more than one).
   148. Walt Davis Posted: August 10, 2022 at 05:54 PM (#6091125)
588-2300
   149. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 10, 2022 at 06:08 PM (#6091128)
Kyle Higashioka’s 2-run HR (#7) to CF (403 feet) ends the Yankees 20-inning scoring drought & gives them a 2-1 lead @ Seattle in 7th.

EDIT: Aaron Judges gavels a solo HR (#45) to LF (412 feet) to make it 3-1.
   150. Howie Menckel Posted: August 10, 2022 at 06:12 PM (#6091130)
after Higashioka homered, one of those rando announcers that infest the YES Network booth (maybe Maybin) says, "We know that Kyle has a tremendous amount of pop."

We do? I don't really follow the Junior Circuit closely.

well, 27 HR in 540 MLB AB - ok, not bad.

but wow his MLB AVG is only .188
OBP .238
SLG .376
67 OPS+

and a lot of that is off a recent hot streak, too.
he turned 32 in April, so not a lot of tread left on this tire, either.

   151. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 10, 2022 at 07:30 PM (#6091155)
There are more homers in the Yankee booth than in the Yankee lineup.
   152. fran Posted: August 10, 2022 at 07:58 PM (#6091161)
Alcantara vs Thor in Philadelphia, After 3 innings, Marlins up 2-0 & Phillies don't have a hit.
   153. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:19 PM (#6091169)
Better start to todays game as the Cardinals put up 5 runs in the first inning.
   154. Walt Davis Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:25 PM (#6091170)
Keep an eye on this kid alert!

Vaughn Grissom, 21-yo IF apparently making his debut for the Braves today. Just hit one over the monster.

In 184 PA in rookie ball at 18 back in 2019, he hit 288/361/400, about a 16% K-rate. No stats for 2020 of course.

2021 at A/A+, 319/418/464, 16-3 in SB, <15% K-rate (he hit better in his 52 A+ PAs)
2022 at A+: 344 PA, 312/404/487, 20-4 in SB, <12% K-rate
2022 at AA: 98 PA, 363/408/517, 7-1 in SB, 14% K-rate

This is the savior you've been waiting for -- high BA, moderate power, low Ks, steals! He's played mostly SS in the minors, if the defense is good, maybe they'll just let Swanson walk.

If he's related to Marquis, b-r hasn't caught on yet. (Definitely not his son per Wiki but Marquis Jr was drafted this year.)

Here's a great Marquis Grissom fact from Wiki: During his career, Marquis bought houses for his parents and every one of his 14(!) siblings.

EDIT: Ma and Pa Grissom have already shown they're better at developing talent than Al Avila was. And they understood the importance of organizational depth. :-)
   155. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:27 PM (#6091171)
If he's related to Marquis, b-r hasn't caught on yet.


No relation.
   156. Bret Sabermatrician Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:34 PM (#6091174)
Fangraphs had the braves as the 29th best farm system in the preseason.

They've since called up 2 rookie of the year candidates and Grissom.

Depth is pretty, but isn't the point of a farm system to graduate players to the main team?
   157. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:34 PM (#6091175)
Albert hit his 681 double 5th all time for a career, he has 686 homeruns, he's the only player in major leagues who has at least 625 homeruns and 625 doubles. (and yes that is selective endpoints, because Aaron has 624 doubles and Arod has 601)
   158. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:37 PM (#6091176)
Fangraphs had the braves as the 29th best farm system in the preseason.

They've since called up 2 rookie of the year candidates and Grissom.

Depth is pretty, but isn't the point of a farm system to graduate players to the main team?


For years the Cardinals minor leagues were consistently rated in the bottom third in baseball, and every year they seemed to produce a player who finished in the roy voting. Now they actually are considered a good minor league and still producing, but for years it was funny to see them get a guy doing well while everyone badmouth their minors.


But having a good farm system does mean you have prospects to trade for pieces as you need them.
   159. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:39 PM (#6091177)
With his HR today, Aaron Judge passed Bill Dickey, and tied Roger Maris (203) for 16th on the Yankees Career HR Leaderboard. Judge is currently on pace for 65 HRs this season, more than enough to best the Yankees & American League marks held by Maris.
   160. Banta Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:14 PM (#6091183)
Good thing the Mets took care of their own business against the Braves because they seem to rarely lose otherwise.

Call me crazy, but I’m starting to suspect that the Red Sox sort of suck!
   161. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:44 PM (#6091192)
I’m starting to suspect that the Red Sox sort of suck!


No suspecting there my friend. The Red Sox, in fact, do suck.

They play the Yankees next up so between their suckitude and the 2nd best team in NY's recent display of mediocrity, it most definitely will NOT be a series for the ages.
   162. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:49 PM (#6091194)
Arenado and Albert go back to back, Cardinals up 8-2, making up some of the run differential they lost yesterday.
   163. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:51 PM (#6091195)
Both Albert and Arenado are a triple away from the cycle.
   164. The Duke Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:00 PM (#6091197)
Arenado + 50 million of cash has netted the Rockies Kris Bryant, Gomber and Montero. They also got two excellent seasons from Arenado at the front end of the deal

It wasn't a disaster but each of those players should have given them more. Montero still might
   165. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:23 PM (#6091199)
Albert with a 4 hit day, moves his ops from .711 to .752, he was at 104ops+, (my guess is that he moves to about 112 ops+...)
   166. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:29 PM (#6091200)
45th time in his career that Albert has had a 4 hit game, 37th time as a Cardinal, the shocking thing is that ties him with Lou Brock for the second most in franchise history.
Pujols has gone back to back 56 times in his career, 2nd all time is Ortiz with 58 and first is Arod with 66.
   167. The Duke Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:29 PM (#6091201)
How many 40+ guys have had a four hit game, sorry it was 4-5, not 4-4
   168. The Duke Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:43 PM (#6091204)
Cardinals chandler Redmond hit a HR cycle tonight for the AA Cardinals apparently only the second time that's EVER been done in professional baseball. The other guy who did it was also a AA Cardinal. Go figure
   169. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:50 PM (#6091206)
How many 40+ guys have had a four hit game, sorry it was 4-5, not 4-4


I don't have stathead anymore, but you can still use it just can't see all the results, but you can get a number question like that answered as long as it is less than 50. It came up with 20 times.
   170. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:56 PM (#6091209)
How is that throw even possible? If you are a fan of defense and doing things right. Go to the Cardinals game bottom of the ninth, 0 outs men on 2nd and 3rd and Blackmon up to bat. He hits a foul ball, Arenado goes deep in foul territory and catches it with his back to the infield, no look throws the ball off balance on the fly to Yadier. Thing of beauty.
   171. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 11:57 PM (#6091210)
Rockies one batter away from having the tying run at the plate.
   172. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 12:08 AM (#6091212)
Cardinals chandler Redmond hit a HR cycle tonight for the AA Cardinals apparently only the second time that's EVER been done in professional baseball. The other guy who did it was also a AA Cardinal. Go figure


Funny thing is that he didn't get the first one until the 5th inning, then the 6th, 7th and 8th. Boxscore here.
   173. Banta Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:13 AM (#6091216)
Good for Pujols. I sort of had a feeling he’d bounce back a bit with St Louis this year for some reason. Just seemed fitting.
   174. salvomania Posted: August 11, 2022 at 11:46 AM (#6091262)
The Cardinals have gotten some seriously strong production from some unlikely sources over the past few weeks:

Albert Pujols, since July 10 (23 team games):
16g (13gs), .360/.418/.680, with 4 hr in 55 PA, and just 5 Ks.

Lars Nootbaar, since Jul 5 (28 team games):
24g (20gs), .349/.436/.619, with 4 hr, 14r/13rbi, 12bb in 78 PA

Paul deJong, since his call-up on July 30 (10 team games):
10gs, .333/.439/.849, with 9xbh (5 2b, 4 hr), 13 rbi in just 41 PA.

That last line is extraordinary, and you have to feel good for deJong after his demotion to AAA for 72 games following his brutal start to 2022 (and a rough 2021).

Obviously none of these guys will continue to perform at this level, although I feel Nootbaar has shown he can be an above-average bat and he plays great defense in RF.
   175. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:18 PM (#6091280)
Obviously none of these guys will continue to perform at this level, although I feel Nootbaar has shown he can be an above-average bat and he plays great defense in RF.


What I liked is that in the wild Yankee game, they were talking about how important his bat was in the game after the game, and I'm thinking "there were two times man on second ball hit to right field and both times they stopped the runner at third because of Nootbar's arm." (I think one of those times it would have been an easy safe to be honest) but it's nice to see that people do get he has both a strong arm and an accurate arm.
   176. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:43 PM (#6091288)
That should be post game show, not game after the game.
   177. Banta Posted: August 11, 2022 at 01:56 PM (#6091292)
Pujols at 116 OPS+, which would be his highest since 2015 (118). Heck, he hasn’t been above 100 since 2016! It’s also his highest hard hit ball percentage since 2016 and highest walk rate since 2013 (his K% though is marginally the highest of his career though). That’s just sort of funny to me because when he first really started declining, there was hope that he’d boost his BBs to offset his loss of contact and that never happened. Better late than never! (And to be fair, it’s still far lower than his prime and actually about where it was during his early Angels years but at least it has rebounded a bit).

He’s also at .2 bWAR, putting him .2 away from getting back to 100 for his career. If he could stay hot the rest of the way out, he could do it.
   178. salvomania Posted: August 11, 2022 at 03:22 PM (#6091310)
Nootbaar stays hot with a double to lead off the game in Colorado.

UPDATE: Wasted---Gorman and Goldschmidt follow with Ks, and Arenado lines out to end the inning.
   179. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 03:23 PM (#6091311)
Daza might have just dislocated his shoulder making a catch in the gap.
   180. salvomania Posted: August 11, 2022 at 03:25 PM (#6091312)
Hmmmm, I wonder how Dakota Hudson and his pitch-to-contact game will fare in Colorado...
   181. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 03:48 PM (#6091319)
Hmmmm, I wonder how Dakota Hudson and his pitch-to-contact game will fare in Colorado...


If he would quit walking everyone, those in play hits wouldn't hurt as much.
   182. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:12 PM (#6091331)
Tie game again, 2-2 Gorman with a homerun.
   183. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:14 PM (#6091332)
I've seen this swoosh high commercial a dozen times, and I have no idea what they are advertising. I mean if I had to guess it's a Nike commercial, but not sure what Nike has to do with going back to school. They should at least mention the name Nike once or have the tag line "brought to you by Nike." (I had to google the commercial to see if I was right about it being a Nike commercial)
   184. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:34 PM (#6091340)
Stop walking people in Colorado!!!
   185. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:36 PM (#6091341)
Every time the Cardinal announcers say something good about one of the Cardinal players this game, they screw up soon afterwards. (not actually but they were complimenting how good Donovan is and he hits into a double play, then they were talking about how surprisingly good Gorman's defense compared to what they were expecting, and of course he drops a ball in his next opportunity.)
   186. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:49 PM (#6091343)
Dickerson with a three hit day, we just need to get O'Neil and Carlson back to their way and we might actually be a force.
   187. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 04:52 PM (#6091347)
Salvo listed three Cardinals who are playing well recently, he missed

Dickerson since July 11th. 316/.325/.553/.878 40 pa,
   188. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 05:24 PM (#6091352)
####### walks.
   189. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 05:26 PM (#6091354)
That got out of hand real fast (I know Coors) 7-2 Rockies.
   190. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 05:43 PM (#6091359)
The comeback is starting... Goldy with a two run homerun to make it 8-4.
   191. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 05:45 PM (#6091360)
Arenado follows with a hr of his own to make it 8-5.
   192. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 05:53 PM (#6091362)
O'neil about to get the golden sombrero.... just looking bad at the plate.
   193. stanmvp48 Posted: August 11, 2022 at 06:02 PM (#6091364)
If the bullpen didn't suck so bad they they would be in good shape
   194. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 06:20 PM (#6091367)
Tying run up to bat. One out, two on, Gorman followed by Goldy and Arenado if it goes anymore.
   195. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 06:22 PM (#6091368)
This is a situation you want as a Cardinal fan. Bases loaded, Goldy up to bat as the go ahead run.
   196. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2022 at 06:23 PM (#6091369)
Damn.... got the run, but also made an out.
   197. Walt Davis Posted: August 11, 2022 at 09:08 PM (#6091381)
Looks like it's time to update the security certificate again
   198. Itchy Row Posted: August 11, 2022 at 10:25 PM (#6091385)
It took eight innings of this game about fathers about a movie about fathers to find out John Smoltz’s dad died today.

And a Harry Caray nightmare.
   199. cardsfanboy Posted: August 12, 2022 at 07:09 PM (#6091404)
Because it's a series against the Brewers of some consequence, MLB.Com decided to do an article about the 1982 Cardinals. The very first sentence of the article is hilariously wrong. (It's technically multiple sentences but the way it was constructed makes it feel like a single sentence.


Defense. Speed over power. Bullpen strength. Hit and run.

Those were the tenets that guided GM/manager Whitey Herzog when he was constructing the Cardinals and taking them from a last-place finish in 1979 to a World Series championship in ‘82.


Cardinals finished 3rd (out of six) in 1979. The only team since 1918 to finish in last place for the Cardinals was a Whitey handpicked team in 1990.


   200. Banta Posted: August 12, 2022 at 07:16 PM (#6091405)
Tatis Jr suspended 80 games for PEDs. Maybe to help his rehab? I don’t know, just know he’s been out all year.

Scherzer given up a double, K, and single for the early Phillies lead. He seems a little off thus far. Maybe it’s because he know Apple is broadcasting the game and we all feel off.

This random lady who just adds random remarks mostly unrelated to baseball is such a strange decision. I feel like I’m being trolled.
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