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Saturday, September 05, 2020

OMNICHATTER! for Labor Day Weekend, September 5, 6, and 7, 2020

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 05, 2020 at 05:25 AM | 83 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2020 at 04:34 PM (#5974683)
Gleyber Torres reinstated from the IL.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: September 05, 2020 at 05:32 PM (#5974689)
Happ
   3. Walt Davis Posted: September 05, 2020 at 05:56 PM (#5974691)
Nats' Mike Rizzo extended through 2023
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: September 05, 2020 at 06:51 PM (#5974693)
Yankees' YES Network today showed the 1996 Jeffrey Maier fan interference game (!).

[rest switched to Seaver thread]
   5. Walt Davis Posted: September 05, 2020 at 07:10 PM (#5974695)
So how long before MLB starts marketing player-worn covid masks?
   6. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2020 at 07:53 PM (#5974706)

tommy edmon giving me a heart attack.
   7. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2020 at 07:57 PM (#5974707)

oh mama. cards win.

another gutsy performance from waino. 6 and a third, 2 runs.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2020 at 08:03 PM (#5974709)
Yankees Gerrit Cole strikes out 5 of the first 6 Orioles he faces.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2020 at 08:24 PM (#5974714)
Now 8 K’s of the first 9 Orioles for Cole. On 46 pitches.
   10. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2020 at 08:58 PM (#5974722)

is it just me, or are the lights at wrigley not very good?
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:24 PM (#5974726)
Empty stadium fan interference in Baltimore by overzealous ball guy on fair ball. 1st of the season?
   12. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:33 PM (#5974728)
This season is weird in a number of ways... 1 obviously the season... but 2... from a personal viewpoint I have no way to watch the games.... so I'm stuck with gameday.
   13. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:34 PM (#5974730)
Red Sox up in the 6th, but more importantly have given up 5 runs to try to maintain that team ERA over 6.00!

Well done boys....well done.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:44 PM (#5974734)
Red Sox up in the 6th, but more importantly have given up 5 runs to try to maintain that team ERA over 6.00!
That’s impressive, especially since Boston leads the League in errors, pushing more runs into the unearned column.
   15. phredbird Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:49 PM (#5974735)

i didn't have the sound on, because i was watching the who on TCM ... why did gomber leave the game? blister?
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: September 05, 2020 at 09:52 PM (#5974736)
depending on the final score... the Cardinals will finish this game with the 3rd/4th best run differential in the NL (behind the Dodgers, Padres,and Braves while having played about 8 fewer games than most of them....not sure why I have focused on that stat this year, but it's been fun watching it jump around)

In reality though run differential in a shortened season like this might not be as important of an indicator of quality as it is in longer season.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 05, 2020 at 10:20 PM (#5974738)
Cubs offense really sucks.
   18. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 12:40 AM (#5974746)
NL through tonight

FIRST PLACE
1. Dodgers 30-11
2. Braves 21-16
3. Cubs 23-17

SECOND PLACE
4. Padres 24-17
5. Phillies 19-16
6. Cardinals 16-15

WILD CARDS
7. Marlins 17-17
8. Rockies 19-20

(SFG 19-21, MIL 18-20, CIN & NYM 18-22)
(ARI 15-25, WAS 14-24, PIT 12-26)
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 12:47 AM (#5974747)
AL through tonight

FIRST PLACE
1. Rays 27-13
2. A's 23-13
3. White Sox 25-15

SECOND PLACE
4. Indians 24-15
5. Astros 21-17*
6. Yankees or Blue Jays 21-18

WILD CARDS
7. Twins 25-16
8. Yankees or Blue Jays 21-18

(BAL 18-21, DET 17-20, SEA 17-22)
(LAA 15-25*, KCR 14-26, TEX 13-25, BOS 14-27)

* - late game remaining
   20. Walt Davis Posted: September 06, 2020 at 03:31 AM (#5974748)
And the within-divsion and interleague breakdowns

TBR 21-10 6-3
Tor 14-12 7-6
NYY 12-10 9-8 (ALE +4 vs NLE)

CWS 18-10 7-5
CLE 15-10 9-5
Min 16-13 9-3 (ALC +13 vs NLC)

Oak 17-8 6-5
Hou 14-9 7-8 (ALW -13 vs NLW)

Atl 14-11 9-5
Phi 16-8 3-8 (16-8 best in NLE)
MIA 10-11 7-6

CHC 16-12 7-5
StL 11-9 5-6

LAD 20-9 10-2
SDP 14-13 10-4
COL 12-12 7-8

The NLC is doing a bit better against ALC than it looks as Pitt is 1-11 ... on the other hand, Pitt not doing too bad in the division which doesn't say much for the rest of the division. Phils look to be the only team doing well in the division and stinking outside. Tigers are having a decent season thanks to 9-5 against NLC.
   21. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 06, 2020 at 03:48 AM (#5974749)
Crazy day in Anaheim. After the Angels blew a 3-run lead in the ninth yesterday only to win it in the 10th, they had two more last inning wins tonight. Game 1 they blew the 1-run lead in the 7th (i.e. the last inning in doubleheaders) and gave up two more to go down 9-7, then got two walks, a double from Upton that was a foot away from winning the game (but only scored one), and then Adell squibbed one down the first base line that stayed fair and won the game.

Game two they tied it up 4-4 late, went down again 6-4, and then Anthony Rendon hit a last inning three-run jack to win the game, right? Except this was a makeup game from the postponed hurricane game in Houston a couple weeks ago, so the Angels were the visiting team. The announcer, Victor Rojas, went into his walk-off win call before realizing that the Angels would have to play out the rest of the inning. It was pretty amusing.

Some wild swings in win probability today, but the Angels have beaten the Astros three in a row, which is always a great thing.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:12 AM (#5974754)
Since there are so many double headers this year, and they changed the rules to 7 innings, was there a subsequent change to four innings for a pitcher to earn the win? I haven't heard anything about it, so I'm assuming no, but I haven't actually bothered to look it up.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:41 AM (#5974755)
Just doing some random searching through Bb-reference (well not random, but still) anyway according to BB-reference Wainwright at 38 years old is the oldest player in the NL. I thought that was surprising to be honest. The other thing is that I like to look at his Cy Young shares, at 24th in history, he has the most among pitchers to have never won the award. (Chris Sale is in 26th place, having passed Schilling...although a caveat applies since he's been getting votes outside of the third place spot...something others didn't get to make the list) and being only 30 years old, might surpass him sometime soon--or not.)

Looking at that list and the MVP list, and Wainwright is also the highest ranked player who doesn't belong in the hof. For MVP that would probably be Dave Parker at the 30th spot... unless I overlooked someone. Which is an apt comparison, both are around 40 war players(when you add Wainwrights 4.2 war for hitting/fielding) Kershaw is already 4th all time in Cy Young shares...probably too far away to pass Randy or Roger, but could catch up to Maddux. Trout at 6th place will probably pass Mays this year, still has a ways to go to pass Williams or Pujols or Musial, but they aren't really out of his range based upon how well he is still playing... Bonds would require a bit of effort though.
   24. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: September 06, 2020 at 12:42 PM (#5974756)
The A's - Padres game today (September 6th) has Mike Fiers starting against Garret Richards, which just could be a preview of Game 1 of the World Series.
   25. JJ1986 Posted: September 06, 2020 at 01:29 PM (#5974757)
The Phillies are a weird defensive team.
   26. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 06, 2020 at 02:17 PM (#5974758)
JJ, I’m curious, in what way? Maybe I’m still numb from the 2018 team of misfit toys, with Hoskins in left and an occasional 3B appearance of Carlos Santana, but I’m not seeing weird.
   27. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 06, 2020 at 02:58 PM (#5974759)
Re: 25/26, they have been awful. 3 UE runs out of 5. And one of the “earned” runs was scored when Haseley misjudged a fly ball.
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 04:35 PM (#5974761)
pre-2020 - Yankees are LOCKS to reach a silly 8-team playoff

16-6 start - "have we clinched a spot yet?"

current 5-13 streak - "ruh roh"
   29. Walt Davis Posted: September 06, 2020 at 05:28 PM (#5974763)
Bonds would require a bit of effort though.

Or a few injections, amirite??!!

Good trivia question CFB. Murray is highest-ranked on the MVP shares without a win and unless we missed the same person, Parker is indeed the highest without being a HoFer (roids, Rose, active aside).

The HoF question on the CYA side is a lot trickier. Santana is 14th and the BBWAA has roundly rejected him but he might get in by VC. Kluber stands at 15th all-time but injuries might have done him in and 1300 innings and <100 wins ain't never gonna get you in the HoF -- unless of course you're clever enough to pitch them in relief and pick up 600ish saves along the way. Felix Hernandez is 16th and I suppose he might get some VC love in 20-30 years. Heck David Price is 18th.

So you're right in thinking the expansion of CYA voting slots seems to have warped things a bit. Maybe less emphasis on wins has led to more consistency in selecting winners too -- lots of multiple guys or guys with one win and a 2nd/3rd.

Now, how did Denny McLain get 2 wins and end up with just 1.42 CYA shares? OK, he (8.1 WAR) and Cuellar (4.4) tied in 1969. Still I thought a win was a win, shows what I know.
   30. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 06, 2020 at 06:32 PM (#5974771)
A balmy 112° for Astros @ Angels. They need a spiffy new climate-controlled stadium.
   31. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 06:44 PM (#5974773)
Lou Brock RIP

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinals-legend-lou-brock-dies-sunday-afternoon-at-81/article_1fb0067d-7526-5d8c-b92d-4896a9b91e6b.html
   32. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 06, 2020 at 08:03 PM (#5974786)
Jon Lester getting creamed... again.
   33. phredbird Posted: September 06, 2020 at 08:20 PM (#5974789)

shildt cuts short an in game interview -- 'i gotta go manage'

good for him, i hate that stuff.
   34. phredbird Posted: September 06, 2020 at 08:23 PM (#5974790)

don't know where else to post this by the way.

the djokovic default at the US open was one of the weirdest things i've ever seen at a sporting event.

watching it unfold was kind of jaw-dropping.
   35. John DiFool2 Posted: September 06, 2020 at 08:36 PM (#5974794)
Just something I noticed while idly browsing BBRef's position player WAR...

There's only 3 mortal locks for the HoF that I can see:


Albert Pujols 100.9
Mike Trout 73.8
Miguel Cabrera 69.2

In the "WAR thinks they belong, but not sure about the voters" category, we have

Robinson Cano 68.9
Joey Votto 61.8

Cano will probably sail in tho, but not sure about Votto.

Right below them we have 3 guys who for various reasons (early decline, late start, injuries) will likely come up short:

Evan Longoria 56.8
Ian Kinsler 55.2 [who, note, is at 1,999 hits, c.f. the 2000 hit wall that many voters seem to have]
Dustin Pedroia 51.6

Cano's candidacy will likely hurt those of Kinsler & Pedroia.

And, finally, we have "Young, but still building a case" (ignoring the real babes out there):

Mookie Betts 44.8
Bryce Harper 32.8

We could have 2 significant HoFer gaps there in future voting (in terms of birth years): between the old guys & Trout & Mookie (~9 years), and another of 4-6 years between those two and the young phenoms. I'm not sure if that is unprecedented, but it is striking, esp if most of Soto/Guerrero/Acuna/Tatis make it. Imagine having a 15 year stretch where only two position players make it via the BBWAA. Annd the virus likely won't help any of the borderliners.

Famine, then feast.
   36. John DiFool2 Posted: September 06, 2020 at 08:50 PM (#5974798)
OK, checking pitchers...

Top 4 looks pretty solid:

Justin Verlander 72.3
Zack Greinke 67.3
Clayton Kershaw 66.5
Max Scherzer 59.8

Then we have some iffy cases:

Cole Hamels 58.5 = Votto...
Félix Hernández 50.3 = Longoria...
[Corey Kluber 32.3 = Pedroia?]

Below Felix are several guys who have had injuries and/or struggles of late:

Chris Sale 45.4
Jon Lester 45.2
David Price 39.7
Stephen Strasburg 32.1
Madison Bumgarner 31.6

In prime, but a long way to go:

Jacob deGrom 34.8
Aaron Nola 22.3

Other than that, I, again, am simply not seeing much of anybody below the top 4. Again, each year our threads here (assuming the site still exists) will be less than 50 posts long, where everybody will be going "No, no, no, no, no..." on down the line, year after year.

This, however, will be very good news for people like Whitaker or Allen as well as the PED guys. The HoF simply won't stand having zero inductees for most of 15 years.



   37. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 09:05 PM (#5974800)
You are forgetting Yadier Molina of course, whether he is deserving or not, doesn't change the liklihood he'll go in fairly easily for a catcher. Posey will also go in pretty easily.
   38. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 09:14 PM (#5974801)
I do think you are overstating the gap, there are plenty of players in their age 30 season or later on a hof path, even if only 1/4 make it, that is still a good size group. Altuve, Goldschmidt, Stanton, Rizzo etc.... all of course require some type of quality years in their 30's but there are plenty to select from.
   39. Tin Angel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 09:30 PM (#5974804)
the djokovic default at the US open was one of the weirdest things i've ever seen at a sporting event.


Do you know under what rule he was forced to default?
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 09:58 PM (#5974810)
Do you know under what rule he was forced to default?


Rule 14.3 Corinthians . Thou shall not kill your linejudge.
   41. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:01 PM (#5974812)
Good to see the Cubs losing, nothing better.
   42. BDC Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:03 PM (#5974813)
It would be interesting to see what the typical proportion of HOF "locks" is, over the years. Picking 1980 just because it's a round number, like 2020 … among active position players, by WAR, guys who would have seemed shoo-ins at the time:

Yaz 95
Joe Morgan 89
Pete Rose 81
Bench 73
Reggie 70
Carew 70
McCovey 62
Stargell 58

There are others in the Stargell/McCovey range, but not "locks" - Reggie Smith had 62 and has never been a likely HOFer. Mike Schmidt had 59 but great as he was, would you have said in Sept. 1980 that Schmidt was a "lock?" He was a maybe. He did not even have his first MVP yet, though he was finishing out his first MVP season.

Pitchers in 1980:

Seaver 89
Perry 88
Niekro 82
Jenkins 78
Carlton 68
Palmer 62

Though even at that, Perry had the highest win total at 289. Perry was probably a lock, but Niekro had only 233 Wins at the time and added a lot of value in the 1980s. Jenkins wasn't automatic either, and Carlton still had two CYAs to win (though he was in the process of winning his third and probably putting himself beyond doubt).

So, more than 2020, anyway. (And there were several more active mid-career HOFers in 1980, of course, just not yet locks.)
   43. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:06 PM (#5974816)
Kinda weird listening to A-Rod talking about highs and lows.
   44. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:07 PM (#5974817)
Thighs and J-Lo would be more the thang.
   45. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:08 PM (#5974819)
Baez not amused.
   46. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:10 PM (#5974820)
A-Rod : they were really good at collecting my money.

Wait for the divorce, dude.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:44 PM (#5974828)
It would be interesting to see what the typical proportion of HOF "locks" is, over the years. Picking 1980 just because it's a round number, like 2020 … among active position players, by WAR, guys who would have seemed shoo-ins at the time:

Yaz 95


1990 would be a bad year to do this, as there were a ton of locks playing then Brett, Henderson, Yount, Murray, Boggs, along with Carter, Trammell, Dawson, Ozzie, Cal was 9 years into his career but had to be a lock by then with 57 war, Molitor wasn't a lock yet, Whitaker wasn't a lock but was up to 55 war, Fisk had to be considered close, even though he was a catcher.... at this point Raines was halfway into his career and had to be seen as at least possible, same with Dale Murphy Sandberg was 9 years into his career and at 44 war he was probably considered a probable. (yes I know War wasn't known then, but overall Sandberg felt like a probable for those who were around at the time) Gwynn and Strawberry were 7-8 years into their career and probably felt like they had a chance.

Among Pitchers you had Blyleven of course, but hard to say he was a lock.... Clemens looked to be a lock by this point in time, Ryan was clearly a lock, Eck was not really close at this point in time. Bob Welch had to at least be on the considered list.... 33 years old, in middle of a Cy Young season.... and Frank Tanana. ...so it was pitching light at this point in time. Greg Maddux was still a Cub and just finished third in the Cy Young award...
   48. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 06, 2020 at 10:58 PM (#5974832)
Cano will probably sail in tho


He's been pinged for PED's. Unless the consensus changes, no way he's getting in before Bonds, Clemens or Manny.
   49. Howie Menckel Posted: September 06, 2020 at 11:21 PM (#5974842)
09.06: Jason Heyward was sent to a local hospital in Chicago on Sunday night after experiencing light-headedness and shortness of breath.
   50. John DiFool2 Posted: September 06, 2020 at 11:28 PM (#5974844)
Altuve, Goldschmidt, Stanton, Rizzo


Yeah, I noted all 4 going thru the list.

[can't put a huge weight on this season of course]

Altuve probably has the best chance of the 4, but has been scruffing this year. Little more than halfway to 3,000 hits, young enough to have a chance to ger there.

Bearish on the other 3:

Goldschmidt is less than halfway to 500 HRs, is 32, highest MVP finish was 4th (x2), had a mediocre season (for him) last year, tho has a filthy OBP of .472 right now.

Rizzo is younger, but inferior.

Stanton had his lost year, and clearly was declining off of his peak anyway.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 11:48 PM (#5974846)
Goldschmidt is less than halfway to 500 HRs, is 32, highest MVP finish was 4th (x2), had a mediocre season (for him) last year, tho has a filthy OBP of .472 right now.


But he now has the Cardinal cachet...... so that moves him up a bit in recognition. :)
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: September 06, 2020 at 11:54 PM (#5974847)
He's been pinged for PED's. Unless the consensus changes, no way he's getting in before Bonds, Clemens or Manny.


The thing is that he'll be on the ballot long after they are off for any reason and if the stigma diminishes over time, he'll be prime for consideration. I think once Ortiz is in, it will open the floodgates for others.
   53. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 07, 2020 at 01:27 AM (#5974858)
The Angels somehow managed to get out of their own way long enough to sweep four games from the Astros, with the winning runs in each game coming in the Angels' final at bat.

Game 1: Walk-off Ohtani single in the 10th
Game 2: Walk-off Adell single in the 9th
Game 3: Rendon three-run homerun to put the Angels up one in the top of the 7th (the Angels were the away team in the second game of a doubleheader despite playing in Anaheim as part of a makeup from the hurricane postponement)
Game 4: Four-run rally in the bottom of the 8th to break a 5-5 tie

It's too little, too late, given the Angels are five games out with 18 to go and have four teams to leapfrog, but I'm happy to see the team showing signs of life. Well, most of the team. The bullpen remains hot garbage.
   54. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 07, 2020 at 04:15 AM (#5974863)
It's too little, too late, given the Angels are five games out with 18 to go and have four teams to leapfrog
So, you’re saying it’s over?
   55. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 07, 2020 at 03:16 PM (#5974902)
Mets with unusual innings back to back. In the fifth, they scored 3 runs on 4 doubles. In the sixth, they got two on with HBP.

Maybe they will have 3 caught stealings in the seventh.

Phils have ripped some balls hard the last 3 innings but the Mets are flashing leather.
   56. flournoy Posted: September 07, 2020 at 03:26 PM (#5974903)
I think this YouTube telecast is the worst MLB telecast I've ever seen.
   57. JJ1986 Posted: September 07, 2020 at 03:36 PM (#5974904)
The Phillies bullpen eats all relievers.
   58. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 07, 2020 at 03:38 PM (#5974905)
Mets with 4 run 7th to go ahead 7-6 in a game where the Phils were up 6-0 withWheeler dealing. Wheeler didn’t look right towards the end after getting hit on the hip. Shoddy defense this series has hurt the Phils.
   59. Howie Menckel Posted: September 07, 2020 at 04:08 PM (#5974915)
here comes Edwin Diaz in the 9th, thankfully not in a save situation at 7-7.

Diaz has 37 K in 17 IP. this is not a typo. and with an opening whiff, that is 38 K out of 76 batters faced.

it's a shame that his 10-cent head seems to be impenetrable

bottom 9, 7-7, crucial September game for the Mets, and Cano leads off and hits a weak grounder to a nonexistent second baseman.

Cano had been 0 for 16 already this series, but he once again protects his legs by not exactly sprinting to first base and now he gets to sit down and put his feet up.

Announcer Keith Hernandez weirdly tries to bail him out by noting that when you are jammed like that, it knocks you back on your heels for a moment. which is fine. but what about the other 90 feet?

Cano gonna Cano
   60. phredbird Posted: September 07, 2020 at 05:03 PM (#5974928)

@39

this should answer your question.
   61. phredbird Posted: September 07, 2020 at 05:07 PM (#5974930)

cardinals regressing today in a game they really need to win.

of course ... they really need to win every dang game the rest of the way.
   62. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 07, 2020 at 05:33 PM (#5974933)
Cubs are keeping them in the game, though, since they've compiled their three runs on seemingly 30 base runners. Their core hitters look absolutely shot for the most part.
   63. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: September 07, 2020 at 05:41 PM (#5974935)
Molina awarded first base on a foul tip that didn't come within a foot of his body. Eventually overturned, but it took about 5 minutes of discussion.
   64. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 07, 2020 at 07:20 PM (#5974949)
Rays used 4-outfielder defense against the Nationals Eric Thames, leading off the bottom of the 4th inning.
   65. cardsfanboy Posted: September 07, 2020 at 07:45 PM (#5974956)
It does feel like the NL is going to have multiple teams with a sub .500 record in the playoffs... not sure how I feel about it, arguably I think if the team is below .500 the other team should get a bye and just don't let the sub-.500 team participate.... not really sure how viable that type of rule would be.
   66. Howie Menckel Posted: September 07, 2020 at 07:46 PM (#5974957)
Blue Jays, who lead the Yankees by a game, have this very matchup vs the Bronx Bombers in 10 of each of their last 20 games.
   67. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:25 PM (#5974971)
jesus, I never hit a ball off of my knee in like 25 years of baseball. is that like poor batsmanship or was I too amateur ?
   68. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:26 PM (#5974972)
go Giants !
   69. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:37 PM (#5974975)
YES! The Red Sox and their 6.21 team ERA will be spared any indignation today as they have the day off. No chances to boost that illustrious team ERA above 6.30.
However they have 2 against the Phils tomorrow, so here's hoping the Phillies can somehow put 13 runs or more across to assist the Red Sox with their team goal of an ERA over 6.00 for the season.
   70. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:38 PM (#5974976)
Amy G. has a couple of corona pounds on, methinks.

Kinda sexy.
   71. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:40 PM (#5974978)
YES!


Go Yankees !
   72. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:42 PM (#5974980)
I hope the A's get their #### together. Don't want the A's to be the MLB Bruins.
   73. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:47 PM (#5974982)
Awesome AB by Pablo Sandoval.
   74. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:48 PM (#5974984)
Will Sandoval take the BART to third ? Stay tuned.
   75. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:49 PM (#5974985)
Nope, only BART to second.
   76. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5974987)
Mauricio DOnotbunt. Nameplay.
   77. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:54 PM (#5974990)
DonutBunt with a nice AB, load em up, go Giants !
   78. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:55 PM (#5974991)
Here comes the Yaz !
   79. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 09:59 PM (#5974992)
Ruf em !
   80. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: September 07, 2020 at 10:00 PM (#5974993)
3:1 Giants, suck on this, LA Todgers !
   81. Howie Menckel Posted: September 07, 2020 at 10:58 PM (#5975003)
Bob Klapisch
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Gerrit Cole’s next start should be his alone - no bullpen, no mound visits, just him. All nine innings #Yankees


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this after a 10-run 6th by the Jays tonight to erase a 6-2 deficit

Defensive substitution: Chad Green replaces Jonathan Holder at pitcher.
Santiago Espinal walked.
Danny Jansen flied out (fly to CF).
Cavan Biggio walked. Santiago Espinal advanced to 2nd.
Randal Grichuk singled (ground ball to LF). Santiago Espinal advanced to 3rd. Cavan Biggio advanced to 2nd.
Rowdy Tellez reached on error (ground ball to 1B). Santiago Espinal advanced to score. Cavan Biggio advanced to 3rd. Randal Grichuk advanced to 2nd.

Defensive substitution: Adam Ottavino replaces Chad Green at pitcher.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled (ground ball to RF). Cavan Biggio advanced to score. Randal Grichuk advanced to score. Rowdy Tellez advanced to 3rd.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. advanced on a stolen base to 2nd.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled (line drive to LF). Rowdy Tellez advanced to score. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. advanced to 3rd.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. advanced on a stolen base to 2nd.
Jonathan Villar walked.
Travis Shaw singled (ground ball to CF). Vladimir Guerrero Jr. advanced to score. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. advanced to score. Jonathan Villar advanced to 3rd.
Offensive substitution: Joe Panik pinch hitting for Santiago Espinal.
Joe Panik walked. Travis Shaw advanced to 2nd.
Danny Jansen homered (fly to LF). Jonathan Villar advanced to score. Travis Shaw advanced to score. Joe Panik advanced to score.

Defensive substitution: Luis Cessa replaces Adam Ottavino at pitcher.
Cavan Biggio flied out (fly to LF).
Randal Grichuk flied out (fly to 2B).
   82. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:15 PM (#5975010)
It was easily the craziest inning of Blue Jays baseball I've watched since "The Seventh Inning".

Vladdy's stolen base would have been (still could be?) the highlight of the inning.

He straight up stole the base and it wasn't even close.
   83. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: September 07, 2020 at 11:18 PM (#5975012)
It was easily the craziest inning of Blue Jays baseball I've watched since "The Seventh Inning".


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