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OMNICHATTER! for the weekend of June 29-30, 2019

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   101. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:15 AM (#5857189)
Eddie Matz, ESPN Senior Writer

The Orioles - yes those Orioles - are the first team in MLB history to post back-to-back shutouts of at least 13-0, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In related news, the Indians are the first team in MLB history to get shut out by a score of at least 13-0 in back-to-back games.

MLB should be checking for unusual betting activity.
   102. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:15 AM (#5857190)
seriously.... you have to love Tatis... ground ball to the shortstop and he scores from second...
   103. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:16 AM (#5857191)
yes it's sad... I'm liking the Padres team more than the Cardinals team... this Cardinal team is just boring and unmotivated.
   104. Rob_Wood Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:22 AM (#5857192)
I imagine I am not the only old timey Cubs fan here.

1969 will always be bittersweet for me. Ron Santo kicking his heels. The Don Young game. The black cat game. Leo Durocher visiting his stepson (?) in Wisconsin.
   105. Howie Menckel Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:44 AM (#5857193)
and 1969 Cub Phil Regan, now age 82, is the new Mets pitching coach (not joking), so he got to relive all the anguish during today's celebration.
   106. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:54 AM (#5857194)
MLB should be checking for unusual betting activity.

It's ONE DAY FANTASY SPORTS!!111!!
   107. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:05 AM (#5857196)
Brett Anderson throws 7 2/3 shutout innings, A's down Angels, 4-0.
2019 AL MVP Matt Chapman put the A's ahead to stay with a 2-run homer in the 5th.
A's now 6 games over .500 for the first time this season.
   108. Howie Menckel Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:11 AM (#5857197)
good/bad stat: Mets are first MLB team ever with 8+ blown SV in consecutive months

that does seem like a lot
   109. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:41 AM (#5857199)
Since I knew I was not going to wake up at 5 in the morning to catch the first WWC game (and thus would be behind the whole day) I taped Yankees and Red Sox. I put it on record and thought, yeah, I'll add an hour, that should be fine.

I should have known better.

But, even though I'm not sure where it fell on the "good baseball scale", everybody in that "park" got their money's worth ...
   110. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 02:12 AM (#5857200)
With the Yankees playing the Red Sox in England, there was NO WAY they could figure out to put them on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
   111. Swedish Chef Posted: June 30, 2019 at 03:46 AM (#5857204)
With the Yankees playing the Red Sox in England, there was NO WAY they could figure out to put them on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

Americans don't mind watching Olympics on delay. So they could have done that.
   112. phredbird Posted: June 30, 2019 at 10:33 AM (#5857220)

sorry to report that i was at the cards/padres game last night, and in person these guys look every bit as bad as they do on TV.

   113. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 11:52 AM (#5857235)
Craig Calcaterra @craigcalcaterra
I feel like Manfred talking about how difficult it is to extend netting because of stadium structure would go over better if he wasn't watching a game in a stadium where they literally shipped in and built the entire field in the space of a month.
   114. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM (#5857236)
Somehow, the least surprising news ever:

Brian Cashman acknowledges in hindsight, Luis Severino should have undergone an MRI before he started throwing again 3 wks ago. Every other test at that time checked out;he was fully healthy/able to throw, Cashman reiterated. He added: Severino doesn’t like getting in MRI machine


Link
   115. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:04 PM (#5857237)
sorry to report that i was at the cards/padres game last night, and in person these guys look every bit as bad as they do on TV.


I just don't get how this team could have transformed so quickly from enjoyable to boring inside of a half season... they have zero motivation, they aren't having fun, they are just clicking on a timeclock when they show up.
   116. villageidiom Posted: June 30, 2019 at 12:08 PM (#5857238)
Picking nits with the coverage of the first error of the London series, an overthrow to 1st on a JBJ rundown. Mendoza said the transition from sun to shade made the throw hard to read, but that wasn't a factor on the play. A-Rod said Torres hid the ball which meant LeMahieu couldn't pick it up, but he had it easily visible for plenty of time. IMO it's simple: Torres threw very hard from very close, giving LeMahieu little chance to react to a high throw.

JBJ played it perfectly*, slowing down to bait Torres to chase him, then sprinting to first once he got close enough. I don't think even a good throw gets him.

Mendoza also said Torres committed interference as Bradley got up and ran to second. Obstruction, not interference.

*Other than getting into a rundown in the first place.
   117. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:11 PM (#5857247)
ESPN crew is going on and on about how the glare on the background is making it so difficult for hitters to see the ball. Meanwhile, the Yankees are batting around and scoring 5 runs in the inning.
   118. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:26 PM (#5857252)
Now 11 to 4. The Red Sox better start worrying about that second wild card spot.
   119. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:31 PM (#5857254)
Picking nits with the coverage of the first error of the London series, an overthrow to 1st on a JBJ rundown. Mendoza said the transition from sun to shade made the throw hard to read, but that wasn't a factor on the play. A-Rod said Torres hid the ball which meant LeMahieu couldn't pick it up, but he had it easily visible for plenty of time. IMO it's simple: Torres threw very hard from very close, giving LeMahieu little chance to react to a high throw.

The other problem was that Torres waited to long to make the throw, so by the time he made it he almost had to throw it too hard.

What could've been an even bigger problem was that home plate umpire (the other Torres), who seems to think that home plate is about 2' wide. The irony is that yesterday's umpire might have had the tightest and most accurate strike zone of the year.
   120. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:33 PM (#5857255)
Sweep the leg ...

This team has ####-warmed-over-a-cold-fire for starting pitching, but they can flat out *hit*.
   121. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:34 PM (#5857257)
What could've been an even bigger problem was that home plate umpire (the other Torres), who seems to think that home plate is about 2' wide.

Maybe Manfred put the word on the umpiring crew to speed up the game today??
   122. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:37 PM (#5857260)
Good of Sir Didi to keep the consecutive HR games streak alive, 12-4 Yankees.
   123. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:37 PM (#5857261)
Maybe Manfred put the word on the umpiring crew to speed up the game today??

Yeah, I think you're right about that.

And meanwhile, Didi goes deep to keep the Yanks' home run streak alive. Now 31 straight games. Thanks, Red Sox bullpen!

Not that it would've made up for everything else, but I wonder what Kimbrel's thinking when he reads that his former team's bullpen leads the Majors in blown saves.
   124. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:45 PM (#5857262)
115--sounds like a leadership issue, no?
   125. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:48 PM (#5857263)
Yankees have 9 BB today, Red Sox none.
   126. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 30, 2019 at 01:51 PM (#5857265)
115--sounds like a leadership issue, no?
Nah, it sounds like CFB making #### up about the mental states of people he's never met.
   127. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 30, 2019 at 02:14 PM (#5857274)
Devers swung at ball four. That sucks.
   128. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 30, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5857278)
Thank you Lorenzo Cain
   129. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5857279)
And as Michael Kay would put it, they did it in a manageable 4 hours and 23 minutes!
   130. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 03:21 PM (#5857287)
Max Scherzer surrenders his requisite home run, but much later than usual--this time in the 7th inning. This tied up the game 1-1 until Anthony "All Bags" Rendon solo circuit clout just now untied it 2-1 in T8. Max is less mad again.
   131. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 03:41 PM (#5857289)
Miguel Cabrera is still a good contact hitter, putting the ball in play at a .300 clip. But he only has 4 home runs in this BludgeonBall environment. That is...remarkable.

Also, another must-see Max Scherzer performance. 8 innings, 115 pitches, 1 run on 4 hits, 14K, 0 (zero) walks. That will do!

Sam Fortier @Sam4TR
Max Scherzer's last eight starts: 57 innings, 0.95 ERA, 83 strikeouts, eight walks.
   132. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5857297)
Bryce Harper hits home run #15, a 2-run circuit clout the opposite way into the Clevelander bullpen. Don't sleep on the Marlins lately, like the Phillies defense just did to Jorge Alfaro.
   133. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 30, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5857299)
Calling Puig "stupid" appears to have motivated the young man.

I'm not sure why Kyle Ryan is being used in a game that's still winnable at this point.
   134. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 04:30 PM (#5857303)
Good news on the broken bodies front: Germán is back, and will start against the Mets on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
   135. Sunday silence: Play Guess How long season lasts Posted: June 30, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5857315)
But he only has 4 home runs in this BludgeonBall environment. That is...remarkable.


I think the correct term is: Oafball.
   136. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5857326)
Bader is a pretty good defender...
   137. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5857354)
That was ridiculous... Tatis on first... a two bouncer to right field and he scores... You have to love this guy... he's just all types of awesome.(batter got a single off of it...and didn't even advance to second on the throw)
   138. rconn23 Posted: June 30, 2019 at 05:50 PM (#5857358)
So, the Yankees couldn't get one reserve All Star? Just ridiculous. Torres and Voit should have been easy picks.
   139. rconn23 Posted: June 30, 2019 at 06:08 PM (#5857365)
Wait, and no Bogaerts? Wow.
   140. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 30, 2019 at 06:38 PM (#5857399)
Red Sox Reportedly “Surveying” Bullpen Market:
Fortunately for Boston, there should be no shortage of relievers available over the next month. Tigers closer Shane Greene, whom Dombrowski acquired a few years ago as Detroit’s general manager, figures to be one of them. Three Giants relievers – Will Smith, Tony Watson and Sam Dyson – as well as White Sox closer Alex Colome are a few more who could be attainable. The Pirates (Felipe Vazquez), Padres (Kirby Yates) and Indians (Brad Hand) could make their closers available, but given the weakness of Boston’s farm system, it might not have the prospect ammunition to win a bidding war for any of those coveted arms.
I’d think that there’d be enough non-tanking teams that the useful players wouldn’t be that cheap.
   141. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 07:15 PM (#5857420)
Shildt is just incredibly stupid... none of this makes any sense... a double switch to put Lane Thomas in centerfield... because for some random ass reason he pulled Bader for Wong...
   142. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: June 30, 2019 at 07:24 PM (#5857427)
Not to be that guy with the whole snub bullshit but Felipe Vazquez is ####### awesome.
   143. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 07:51 PM (#5857453)
Not to be that guy with the whole snub bullshit but Felipe Vazquez is ####### awesome.


Sadly the last two seasons of baseball have been so boring that I haven't really paid attention to who is worthy or not.. the Cardinals have DeJong going for them, worthy player, but man this team is just not interesting in the least.
   144. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 07:56 PM (#5857456)
I think the correct term is: Oafball.

Makes sense. Here's the Turner Classic Movies description of The Babe Ruth Story:
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.

   145. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 08:20 PM (#5857467)
Cardinals manage to win this game... and get their record to .500....

Hilarious because the NL central has sucked in June, the Cardinals have actually gained ground in the standings in June(not that anyone looks at standings in June)
   146. stanmvp48 Posted: June 30, 2019 at 08:39 PM (#5857481)
Seven teams within 3 games of the wild cards in the NL
   147. cardsfanboy Posted: June 30, 2019 at 09:00 PM (#5857491)
Seven teams within 3 games of the wild cards in the NL
8 if you go to 4 games out.... 9 if you go to 4.5 games out... basically the Giants... Mets and Marlins aren't in the wild card hunt right now... but the nl west is a done race already, so it's going to be a bit tough to keep the Rockies, Padres and D-backs interested in chasing the wild card eventually.
   148. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 30, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5857592)
Didn't realize this until just now: If you take away the games where John Means (7-4) and Andrew Cashner (8-3) have had decisions, the Orioles are 9 and 52, or just .018 better than the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.
   149. Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 11:56 PM (#5857603)
not that anyone looks at standings in June

DRINK!
   150. Howie Menckel Posted: July 01, 2019 at 12:11 AM (#5857607)
back from the Mets come-from-behind 8-5 win over the Braves, after picking up my 1969 World Series championship ring replica on the way in (shocked how not a piece of crap it feels like).

the Mets did allow a couple of more bullpen runs, allowing them to clinch the worst relief pitching month for ERA in franchise history (better Sept 1992).

I know it was 8.something for the month, which is kind of amazing
   151. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 01, 2019 at 09:32 AM (#5857672)
84

LF - Cleon Jones 119, Ron Swoboda 16, Art Shamsky 15

Swoboda means freedom in Polish. You could look it up.


AND he had a Chinese step-grandfather. You could look that up, too.
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