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Saturday, September 21, 2019

OMNICHATTER for the weekend of September 21-22, 2019

Scoreboards for the Major Leagues and all minor leagues,
courtesy of Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee).

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 21, 2019 at 03:00 PM | 234 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:09 PM (#5881933)
I like that one can hear the rain falling in the background of the Cubs-Cards game.

By my Mike Trout-style estimation, there's about a 45-minute window of clearing before the next batch of rain gets to Chicagoland.
   202. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5881934)
That looked like Strop-motion animation coming off the mound after the strikeout there.
   203. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:15 PM (#5881936)
Not over yet. Let's go Cubbies!
   204. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:16 PM (#5881938)

big first out ...
   205. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:17 PM (#5881939)
Another bullshit call
   206. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:17 PM (#5881940)

oh lord, another gift call ...
   207. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:18 PM (#5881941)
Cubs might not win again this season. A demoralizing week.
   208. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:19 PM (#5881942)
I hope the Cardinals get mashed in October.
   209. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:19 PM (#5881943)
They’ve been getting close calls all ####### weekend


agreed... the umps have definitely favored the Cardinals this weekend.
   210. Tin Angel Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:19 PM (#5881944)
And the season rests on Jason Heyward's shoulders...
   211. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:20 PM (#5881945)
Cubs might not win again this season.

Or their luck might turn and they'll win them all.
   212. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:21 PM (#5881947)

ooof. wish we could have got that call on the pitch before heyward got his hit.
   213. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:25 PM (#5881948)
Just a devastating week.

   214. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:25 PM (#5881949)
Cardinals are in the post season for the first time in 4 years...
   215. phredbird Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:25 PM (#5881950)

CARDS WIN CARDS WIN CARDS WIN CARDS WIN

FIRST 4-GAME SWEEP IN WRIGLEY IN 98 YEARS

GOOD AFTERNOON AND GOOD LUCK11!!1!11!!!!1111!!!
   216. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:32 PM (#5881952)
Len said that was the 5th consecutive loss by 1 run for the Cubbies. Checks out.
   217. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:36 PM (#5881953)
The one right before that was 2 runs! So 6 straight losses by 7 runs total.
   218. Howie Menckel Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:38 PM (#5881954)
I was hoping the NL final week would be more interesting, but....

NL WILD CARD

WAS 85-69
MIL 86-70

(CHI 82-74
NYM 81-74
PHI 79-74 play tonight)

..............

AL WILD CARD
OAK 94-61 huh, losing 7-1 in 4th
TBR 92-64

CLE 91-64 play tonight
   219. Red Voodooin Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:47 PM (#5881959)
Len said that was the 5th consecutive loss by 1 run for the Cubbies. Checks out.


The last time that happened to the Cubs was 1915. Considering the stakes and the way we lost games this has to go down as the worst series in Cubs history.

Also the first time the Cardinals swept a four-game set at Wrigley since 1921.
   220. Bote Man Posted: September 22, 2019 at 05:57 PM (#5881963)
I was hoping the NL final week would be more interesting, but....

I fully expect the Nats to "make it interesting" as they welcome the Phillies for 5 (FIVE) games that should finally catch them up in total games played with the rest of the contenders. Bryce Harper returns to Nats Park to watch a time-honored tradition unfold as the Nats play themselves right out of the post-season, likely by their bullpen blowing leads left and right.

Yes, I am broken.
   221. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:10 PM (#5881966)
Considering the stakes and the way we lost games this has to go down as the worst series in Cubs history.

(looks up the end of 2004)

Well, they won one game in each series then, so no single series so bad. But 2004 was still so much worse. They had a better record overall so it looked like they could do some damage. They'd just gotten Prior back & he looked great. And, of course, that was in the shadow of 2003.
   222. Howie Menckel Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:12 PM (#5881967)
well, if the Phillies win all 5 that gets them to 84-74 and the Nats to 85-74
and that might put CHI and NYM back in play

I think if the Nats win just one of those games, they'll be fine

NYM is actually more famous in snatching away playoff spots from the jaws of victory (and yes. PHI in 1964).

WAS particular curse has to do with the NLCS, I believe.

we've all got our crosses to bear!
   223. Brian C Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:13 PM (#5881968)
Yeah, I think 2004 left a worse taste in my mouth than this year is going to. Maybe because that team was just particularly unlikable while this one has guys playing on sprained ankles and with broken thumbs. Or maybe it's because 2016 changed my overall perspective for the better. Or maybe it's completely arbitrary on my part. Who can say.
   224. Red Voodooin Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:29 PM (#5881972)
Certainly I was confining it to a particular series and I don't disagree that 2004 was worse on balance. In some way however the fact that I do like this team so much and I also like the manager makes this sting in a different way.
   225. cardsfanboy Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:53 PM (#5881979)
Or maybe it's because 2016 changed my overall perspective for the better.


I honestly think that has a lot to do with it... winning once in a while does make it a bit easier to accept when you lose.... unless you are a Yankee fan...
   226. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 22, 2019 at 06:59 PM (#5881981)
A crazy level of inefficiency for Vince Velasquez. Strikes our first two batters on 21 pitches!!!
   227. Red Voodooin Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:09 PM (#5881983)
David Schoenfield
ESPN Senior Writer

The Cubs are the second team in MLB history to be swept in a 4-game series at home, losing each game by one run. The previous instance was 100 years ago, when Indians swept the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
   228. Rob_Wood Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:12 PM (#5881984)
Besides the 2004 Cubs team not being beloved, wasn't that the era of Chip Caray and Joe Carter in the booth?
   229. Red Voodooin Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:28 PM (#5881985)
No that was Steve Stone's last year. An incident on the team plane involving Kent Mercker and Dusty essentially was the end of Stone's tenure with the Cubs.
   230. Tin Angel Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:29 PM (#5881986)
To be fair, you don't #### with Kent Mercker.
   231. Rob_Wood Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:40 PM (#5881990)
Ah yes, I forgot that incident(s) involving Stone and the 2004 team. I hated Chip Caray with a passion. And my dislike for Dusty Baker is not far behind. Memories ...
   232. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:49 PM (#5881993)
Speaking of Stone's departure, I recall the final day of the 2004 season, the day after the Cubs were officially eliminated, as being this weird day "just going out there and having fun." I believe that was the day Sosa left the ballpark before the game, which lead to a few of the "kids" getting the start. Stone and Caray separately announced during the broadcast they would not be returning the following season.

It was just this weird postscript to what had been a really frustrating stretch toward the finish line by an increasingly unlikable team.
   233. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 22, 2019 at 07:57 PM (#5881995)
A small consolation prize for Nationals fans - with 3 BB today, and 180 for his career, Juan “Eagle Eye” Soto passed Mel Ott (179) to become the MLB All-Time Up To & Including Age-20 BB Leader. Ott had almost 300 more PA, too.
   234. Bote Man Posted: September 23, 2019 at 03:29 AM (#5882078)
Only anecdotally, Juan Soto seems to be striking out more than his usual in the past week or so. I'm not particularly worried as he seems to be smarter than the average fox at the plate, but it is something to keep an eye on.
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