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Saturday, June 05, 2021

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Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: June 05, 2021 at 01:45 PM | 44 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: June 05, 2021 at 01:47 PM (#6022735)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 05, 2021 at 02:31 PM (#6022740)
The Yankees are calling up 1st Baseman Chris Gittens:
Now in his seventh pro season, “Hard Hittin’ Gittens” is set to make his Major League debut after being a 12th-round pick for the Yankees in the 2014 draft. The 27-year-old is a classic first base/DH slugger, though not quite a three-true-outcomes type — Gittens has a .265/.375/.476 slash line and 75 homers over 1727 career plate appearances in the minors. … Playing at Triple-A for the first time in his career, Gittens has hit .283/.486/.585 over 74 PA for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Might help. Not much hitting from 1st base this season, but this may allow LeMahieu to concentrate on 2nd base, and put Odor on the bench.
   3. salvomania Posted: June 05, 2021 at 03:27 PM (#6022746)
Cardinals with another IBB to load the bases, this one in the fourth inning, to Mike Freeman (journeyman utility guy with a career OPS+ of 69 in 355 PA).

Why not just go after the crappy-hitting No. 8 hitter and have the pitcher leading off the next inning---especially when the hurler in question is averaging 5bb/9?
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: June 05, 2021 at 04:12 PM (#6022748)
Why not just go after the crappy-hitting No. 8 hitter and have the pitcher leading off the next inning---especially when the hurler in question is averaging 5bb/9?


Yep fully agree, this ibb crap is for the birds.
   5. The Duke Posted: June 05, 2021 at 04:22 PM (#6022749)
Another day another IBB from Shildt - it would be comical
If not so sad
   6. TomH Posted: June 05, 2021 at 06:17 PM (#6022758)
I do hear ya, but
- this one worked
- walking the #8 hitter to get to the pitcher with RISP & two outs is pretty common
- Mahle has a career OPS of under .300
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: June 05, 2021 at 10:18 PM (#6022797)
the other thread about hallowed baseball records seemingly no longer being broken made me.... think about how this isn't one of them.

still, the Mets' Billy McKinney did just become the first player in Mets history whose first six hits for the team all went for extra bases (3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR). he just led off with a double against Mighty Joe Musgrove
   8. Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre) Posted: June 05, 2021 at 10:25 PM (#6022799)
Shohei Ohtani last night: 6 IP, 2 runs, 10 Ks, 0 walks.
Shohei Ohtani tonight: 16th homer.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: June 05, 2021 at 10:49 PM (#6022806)
deGrom has allowed one hit with runners in scoring position this season.

and as a batter, deGrom has THREE hits with runners in scoring position this season.

but in the 2nd, he grounds out to second base with a man on 2nd - dropping his season AVG overall to .429
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: June 05, 2021 at 11:09 PM (#6022807)
since 2018:

teams hit
.199 vs deGrom w no one on base
.181 w anyone on base
.166 w RISP
.139 w RISP and 2 out

Conclusion: don't poke this bear - really, just don't
:)
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: June 05, 2021 at 11:58 PM (#6022810)
5 more shutout IP so far from the deGrominator (7 K, 3 H, 0 BB), and he got that 15th out with his SECOND curveball thrown this season (he also threw one in his last start).

all 3 of deGrom's regular pitches are unhittable, but it's nice to have a backup.
Musgrove, also headed to the All-Star Game, has two dominant pitches - but he doesn't throw his fastball because opposing bats have almost a 1.000 OPS against it.
   12. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:51 AM (#6022822)
deGrom was nearly unhittable last night, but of course they took him out after 7 innings/85 pitches. In the next two innings the Mets' bullpen nearly gave the game away, though this isn't reflected in the final score.
   13. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2021 at 12:10 PM (#6022830)
The season's two months old, and deGrom has an ERA+ of 624.

That is all.
   14. TomH Posted: June 06, 2021 at 12:33 PM (#6022834)
RHP vs deGrom
99 AB
13 hits
ZERO home runs
2 walks
52 strikeouts

Put that into your FIP calculator... probably about .4 or something.
   15. salvomania Posted: June 06, 2021 at 01:21 PM (#6022842)
Don't look now, but with Ke'Bryan Hayes back, the Pirates have a pretty good 1-4 in their batting order these days.

Adam Frazier, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Brian Reynolds, Colin Moran.

All are hitting at least .290 with an OBP above .350, and have an OPS above .820. The rest of the lineup is... not good.
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: June 06, 2021 at 02:02 PM (#6022847)
C Stallings has a 110 OPS+ - you are one tough grader!
   17. salvomania Posted: June 06, 2021 at 02:25 PM (#6022850)
C Stallings has a 110 OPS+ - you are one tough grader!

I was basing it on today's lineup---the catcher is Michael Perez, OPS+ of 47 (.143/.217/.317)---but you're right, when I say "these days" Stallings should not be lumped in with the other limp sticks.
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 02:33 PM (#6022851)
interesting double play by the Cardinals, man on second and third one out, hit to the third baseman, who throws it home and the runner gets caught by the catcher running him down, then throws to second as the runner on second leaned too far from the bag and gets tagged out trying to return to second.
   19. salvomania Posted: June 06, 2021 at 02:41 PM (#6022853)
interesting double play by the Cardinals,

sounds like a TOOTBLAN
   20. TomH Posted: June 06, 2021 at 03:24 PM (#6022856)
.. and if it weren't for that play, we might still be in the top of third, with a 9-0 score....
   21. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 04:48 PM (#6022873)
Cardinals making this a game, 7-5 now. 1st and 3rd nobody out bottom of the 6th.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 04:50 PM (#6022874)
Edman steals second, in a situation in which everyone on the planet knew he was going to go.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 04:55 PM (#6022876)
bases loaded nobody out, and Goldy hits into a double play that doesn't advance a runner.... but Arenando comes through to tie it up.
   24. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 04:58 PM (#6022877)
I can't say it with certainty of course, but it feels like Cincy/Cardinal games have had the biggest / most come backs over the past decade among rivals in baseball (for both sides). It helps when it's in Cincy park obviously, but it happens in both parks, and I honestly rarely feel comfortable with any score no matter who is leading.
   25. TomH Posted: June 06, 2021 at 05:09 PM (#6022878)
interesting observation, cfb
   26. salvomania Posted: June 06, 2021 at 05:19 PM (#6022880)
Reds' announcers just said this is the third time since 1968 that they've blown a 7+ run lead in a single inning, and all three times were vs. the Cardinals.
   27. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2021 at 05:20 PM (#6022881)
...and Tony La Russa is now the second-winningest manager in MLB history.
   28. The Duke Posted: June 06, 2021 at 05:48 PM (#6022883)
Patrick wisdom another ex - cardinals hitting it big. We’ve supplied every team in both leagues with great players from our system and very little to show for it. Even the guys we give away do well
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:04 PM (#6022886)
how freaking tough is it to hit a ground ball... ugh.... Cardinals with another strikeout to make it 2 outs bottom of the 9th inning...tying run on third.
   30. The Duke Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:08 PM (#6022889)
List:

Cubs: wisdom
Marlins: alcantara
D-backs: Gallen, Kelly
Rangers: Garcia
Rockies: gomber
Yankees: voit
Seattle: Gonzales
Toronto: grichuk
Houston: Diaz
TB: Arozarena
White Sox: lance lynn
Boston : ottavino
Indians: Mercado
Twins: nobody
Dodgers: joe Kelly
Angels: was Pujols
Brewers : Wong
Pirates : no one
Orioles no one
Nationals no one
Reds :: schrock
Royals no one
Tigers : no one
Mets: Martinez
Phil’s: no one
Braves : no one
Giants : no one
Padres: Pham

That’s a pretty good ex-Cardinal farmhand team







   31. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:15 PM (#6022892)
Sierra isn't completely useless for the Marlins either (.4 war not really a bat, but 5 rfield .4 war)
   32. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:16 PM (#6022893)
Bizarre happenings at Citizen's Bank Park today.

1. Ump clocked by foul tip, has to leave the game because he's feeling sick. Best wishes.
2. Squaring to bunt, Natinals' pitcher Austin Voth is hit in the face by enigmatic puzzle of a riddle, Vince Velasquez. Voth has to leave the game.
2a. I wonder how many games have been started by both pitchers with last names starting with V?
3. Hitless through 3, the Phils score 7 runs on 3 hits in the 4th. WSH defense helped a little.
3a. Yesterday, the Phils scored their first 4 runs on 2 hits.
3b. Later on, the Phils will have 12 runs on 7 hits. Later they had 2 hits not involving runs to finish 12/9.
4. 10 pitches into Phils' Christopher Sanchez' major league debut, the net behind home falls down. After a false start tug-of-warring the net from the field side, they reverse direction and pull the tugging rope up into the stands. The net rises and they tie off the rope with a prodigious knot on one of the railings. The net took a fair number of straight back foul balls and stayed up. I assume that there is an emergency call out to the Acme Netting Company to come in to fix it permanently. Stroke of luck-ily, the Phils are off tomorrow.

Otherwise a regular ball game between 2 mediocre teams starting mediocre pitchers.
   33. AndrewJ Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:45 PM (#6022894)
Otherwise a regular ball game between 2 mediocre teams starting mediocre pitchers.

And all in a mere 4 hours 26 minutes.
   34. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 06, 2021 at 07:06 PM (#6022897)
Another 3 home run game for Jesse Winker. The third came in the top of the ninth to give the Reds the lead. He's hitting a solid .350/.412/.655 with 17 home runs, surpassing his career high.
   35. cardsfanboy Posted: June 06, 2021 at 08:11 PM (#6022906)
Winker, before today in 46 games against the Cardinals.... .331/.402/.515/.917 7 hrs, 21 rb in 189 pa.... (today 3 for 4, 3 hr, 6 rbi) between him and India, the Cardinals think of them as potential mvp(and maybe Stephenson) (Winker against the Brewers is even more of a beast)
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:34 PM (#6022916)
Another game, another pathetic home plate ump. Odor just got rung up to end the 9th on a 3-2 pitch that was a good 4" outside. If the call had been made the right way, the Yankees would've had the bases loaded with the winning run sitting at third. Even the ESPN announcers were shocked at the gift that Barnes got, and were still talking about it after the 10th inning had begun.
   37. Howie Menckel Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6022917)
BOS-NYY goes to extra innings on ESPN

Klapisch today guaranteed that neither Boone nor Cashman get fired this year, period

if this BOS sweep is completed - I'll trust his expertise.

but geesh, they'd have to do something

I think the journeyman 1B with pop they called up is 0 for 7 so far

#graspingforstraws
   38. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6022918)
He's hitting a solid .350/.412/.655



You are a tough assessor if that line is only "solid". That's Ruthian and mighty impressive(SSS or not)
   39. Howie Menckel Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:39 PM (#6022919)
can confirm the ridiculous Odor call - although it was only 3 inches outside, and since Judge wasn't up next, NYY wouldn't have scored anyway.

worst call I have seen this year on ball/strike

a coach (Nevin) gets tossed there, ok

but top 10, a 3-2 pitch is clearly low (not as bad but still), and another coach (Thames) gets tossed on an accurate call

so is the state of the SS NY Yankees right now

wait, they ran the backup 3B coach instead, who you can lipread of "I didn't say a word!" as he gets tossed

quality booth comment of how the Yankees are doing "I AM SPARTACUS!"
   40. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 06, 2021 at 10:46 PM (#6022920)
Well, if we’re all eyeballing the non-strike ‘strike’ to Odor, it looked 5.5” off the plate to me. Does Statcast measure that, or are we stuck crowd-sourcing it? Didn’t seem like the pitch had enough movement for the ump to get it wrong, but apparently not.
   41. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 06, 2021 at 11:01 PM (#6022921)
Red Sox hold on with a bit of luck. When was the last time they took 3 in a row in the Bronx? I'm still waiting for the true .500 Red Sox team to show up, but enjoying the show whilst it lasts.
   42. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 06, 2021 at 11:32 PM (#6022923)
it looked 5.5” off the plate to me.


You can eyeball in half inch increments from the replay? Wow, it's like Steve Austin is right here with us at Primer.
   43. TomH Posted: June 07, 2021 at 07:57 AM (#6022936)
ESPN web page this morning discusses Yankees lack of offense, and points out lack of LH power (quoting A-Rod observation), which has usually been a success formula given short RF porch / long LF fence. And true, they have mostly RH batters. But... have their RH power guys not done well learning to hit for opposite-field power? Are they really losing runs on long flies which die in LF-CF alley? Discuss.
   44. sunday silence (again) Posted: June 07, 2021 at 08:46 PM (#6023077)
which is interesting also because much of the recent HR explosion has come on oppo field HRs. At least in 2019 when I think that numbered doubled from the previous year, whatever it was it was an insane increase.

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