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   1. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM (#5834843)
WHICH MET GETS THROWN AT TONIGHT?
   2. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5834846)
I was hoping for a Dugout but #### IT.

The great Wily Peralta currently leads the Royals in both wins (with 2) and saves (with 1). If he can keep this up all season he will join THIS list of:

EVERY PLAYER WHO LED HIS TEAM IN WINS AND SAVES OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS

Doug Jones, 1992 Astros (11 wins, 36 saves)
Lee Smith, 1986 Cubs (9 wins, 31 saves)
Scott Garrelts, 1985 Giants (9 wins, 13 saves)
Jesse Orosco, 1983 Mets (13 wins, 17 saves)
Mark Clear, 1982 Red Sox (14 wins, 14 saves)
Bill Caudill, 1982 Mariners (12 wins, 26 saves)
Neil Allen,, 1981 Mets (7 wins, 18 saves)
Rick Camp, 1981 Braves (9 wins, 17 saves)
Rollie Fingers, 1980 Padres (11 wins, 23 saves)
Enrique Romo, 1978 Mariners (11 wins, 10 saves)
Bill Campbell, 1977 Red Sox (13 wins, 31 saves)
Bill Campbell, 1976 Twins (17 wins, 20 saves)
Dale Murray, 1975 Expos (15 wins, 9 saves)
John Hiller, 1974 Tigers (17 wins, 13 saves)

(SPOILER-text if you want to have fun guessing. Also I make no guarantee that this list is exhaustive but...I’m pretty sure I found them all!)
   3. PreservedFish Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:31 PM (#5834849)
83 Mets: Jesse Orosco
75 Expos: Mike Marshall
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:37 PM (#5834852)
1974 Tigers: John Hiller
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:38 PM (#5834853)
1982 Red Sox: Bob Stanley
1976 Twins: Bill Campbell
1985 Giants: Scott Garrelts
   6. slothinator Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:39 PM (#5834854)
86 Cubs: Lee Smith
77 Red Sox: Bob Stanley
74 Tigers: Bill Campbell
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:41 PM (#5834856)
77 Red Sox Bill Campbell.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:43 PM (#5834858)
81 Braves - Sutter?

   9. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:43 PM (#5834859)
82 Mariners Bill Caudill
   10. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5834860)
80 padres - Fingers
81 Braves - Gene Garber?
   11. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 12:55 PM (#5834863)
Gio back to the Brewers.
   12. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5834866)
81 Mets Neil Allen
   13. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 01:50 PM (#5834881)
You can just highlight all the answers in #2, by the way.
   14. flournoy Posted: April 24, 2019 at 01:55 PM (#5834886)
'92 Astros: Doug Jones?
   15. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 01:58 PM (#5834888)
The Royals 2nd inning:

Ryan O'Hearn walks
Cam Gallagher strikes out
Terrance Gore singles to left. Ryan O'Hearn to 2nd.
Billy Hamilton reaches on a throwing error. Ryan O'Hearn scores. Terrance Gore to third.
Double play. Terrance Gore caught stealing home, pitcher Blake Snell to first baseman Brandon Lowe to catcher Michael Perez to third baseman Daniel Robertson to first baseman Brandon Lowe to second baseman Joey Wendle. Billy Hamilton out at 3rd.
   16. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:02 PM (#5834889)
   17. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:05 PM (#5834893)
You can just highlight all the answers in #2, by the way.


Yeah, but it's more fun to guess.

I think the only one that hasn't been guessed is 1978 Mariners, so I'll throw Diego Segui out there. I also think 1975 Expos is Dale Murray rather than Mike Marshall.
   18. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:10 PM (#5834895)
Agreed! I just wanted to excuse my laziness in not telling anyone if their guesses were right!
   19. Nasty Nate Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:15 PM (#5834897)
On one of the terrible Rays teams, Esteban Yan led the team in saves and was 1 win below the team leader.
   20. Davo Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5834905)
Ricky Bottalico was 1 win away from doing it for the 2000 Royals. Is he more embarrassing than Esteban Yan? It’s close!
   21. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:29 PM (#5834908)
Ricky Bottalico was 1 win away from doing it for the 2000 Royals. Is he more embarrassing than Esteban Yan? It’s close!


Ricky Bottalico signed with the Mets literally an hour or so after the Yankees traded for A-Rod. Helluva counterpunch, that...
   22. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5834918)
Where are all our Cardinal peeps this afternoon????
   23. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:13 PM (#5834924)
I guess I shouldn't be, but I was a little surprised to see that the average MLB pitching staff averages exactly 9.0 K per 9 ip.
   24. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:15 PM (#5834925)
Where are all our Cardinal peeps this afternoon????

Didn't realize the Cardinals were playing until just a little bit ago.

I don't want to be premature, but I'm loving the Goldschmidt/DeJong/Ozuna 2-3-4 in the Cardinals' lineup.

Suddenly Paul DeJong is the best shortstop in baseball.
   25. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5834933)

Suddenly Paul DeJong is the best shortstop in baseball.


I must have missed the news about the rash of shortstops retiring this morning!
   26. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:31 PM (#5834935)
Suddenly Paul DeJong is the best shortstop in baseball.

I'm afraid I may have jinxed DeJong---he just failed to get a runner in with 2nd and 3rd nobody out in the 7th.
   27. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5834936)

edmonds cranky about shifts ... but i wonder if the shift the brewers had on a little while ago wasn't to extreme.

IDK
   28. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:34 PM (#5834938)
I must have missed the news about the rash of shortstops retiring this morning!

Or maybe you're just reading yesterday's news!
   29. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:38 PM (#5834940)

Where are all our Cardinal peeps this afternoon????


i've been watching. but i had to take a break to eat a very yummy matzoh ball soup that my GF made for lunch.

   30. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:38 PM (#5834941)
Or maybe you're just reading yesterday's news!


Maybe! I'll take Lindor and Baez over DeJong going forward. But he grades out better defensively than I thought, so I'll concede that!
   31. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:39 PM (#5834942)

ugh, nobody out, bases loaded and all we get is one measly run.

   32. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:42 PM (#5834945)
Or maybe you're just reading yesterday's news!

But seriously, he was 9th in bWAR among shortstops last year despite missing almost 50 games with a broken hand---just a half a WAR behind 3 guys who each had at least 180 more PA and another who had .4 more WAR in 80 more AB.

The other four guys in front of him were Lindor (he's been injured!); Andrelton Simmons (stopped hitting so he's only a glove guy!); Machado (hasn't lived up to the new contract!); and Trevor Story (DeJong does everything he does but better!).

EDIT: I didn't include Baez in the list above because I limited my search to players who played at least 80% of their games at SS.
   33. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:45 PM (#5834946)
Maybe! I'll take Lindor

I will concede that if the Cardinals traded DeJong for Lindor I would not be complaining.
   34. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:51 PM (#5834949)
Machado (hasn't lived up to the new contract!)
Also not a shortstop anymore.
   35. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:55 PM (#5834952)
The other four guys in front of him were Lindor (he's been injured!); Andrelton Simmons (stopped hitting so he's only a glove guy!); Machado (hasn't lived up to the new contract!); and Trevor Story (DeJong does everything he does but better!).


I'll concede that he has wayyy better defensive numbers than my eye test would indicate (and I live in Des Moines so the Cards are on my TV fairly frequently).

He has a .380 BABIP so I'll be surprised if he maintains his 169 OPS+

Lindor was hurt and has 13 AB's so far so I think we can assume that he is still one of the best 10 or so players in baseball.

Baez, who you didn't mention, has been great and is a full time SS now. Tied currently with DeJong for WAR among SS.

Machado is a 3B now so not sure if he even counts but he has been worth 1.2 WAR so far so pretty darn good in 20 games.

Simmons had a career high in OPS+ last year so if you're counting 20 games as "he stopped hitting", that's weird but ok.

Story has been off to an average start, but last year was probably about as good as DeJong if you prorate for the injury.

We'll see, but I'm pretty comfortable saying Paul DeJong is not the best SS in baseball even if he is top 3 or 4.

EDIT: I see you accounted for that stuff that I mentioned. :)
   36. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:59 PM (#5834957)
Still not quite at full strength:
Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer

The Yankees have formally reinstated Gary Sánchez off the 10-day injured list, and promoted lefty reliever Stephen Tarpley. Reliever Chad Green, who has struggled so far this season, is being sent to Triple-A, along with catcher Kyle Higashioka.
   37. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:01 PM (#5834958)

miller time ... starting to look like he's trying to make this a close game.
   38. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:05 PM (#5834961)

oh ffs ... miller hits a batter to load the bases, yelich is on deck.

2 outs, 9th inning.
   39. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5834963)

jesus, mary and joseph ...

miller walks in a run.

yelich at bat.

shildt pushes the panic button, in comes hicks.


   40. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:10 PM (#5834967)
Andrew Miller brought into a low-pressure 9th inning with the Cardinals up 5-1. After single, walk, HBP, single, mixed in with two outs, he exits, and Jordan Hicks is in facing Yelich with the game on the line...
   41. phredbird Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:12 PM (#5834968)

OH MAMA ... CHECK SWING STRIKEOUT!1!11!!

CARDS WIN!

GOOD AFTERNOON AND GOOD LUCK!
   42. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:12 PM (#5834969)
Hicks gets Yelich with the changeup to end it! Cardinals sweep, even up season series with the Brewers 5-5, and solidify their early hold on first place (and best record in the NL).
   43. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5834976)
Hicks gets Yelich with the changeup
So, like, 101 MPH?
   44. Spahn Insane Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:27 PM (#5834981)
So, like, 101 MPH?

Heh. I was actually noting Hicks's changeup speed while following last night's game: 89.2. Just a bit faster than a typical Kyle Hendricks heater.
   45. Spahn Insane Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:28 PM (#5834984)
Is it a sign of how damaged I was by last season's finish that I sorta find myself rooting against the Brewers even when they're playing the Cardinals (and even though the Cards are the team the Cubs are now chasing)? Even the generally-sports-uninterested missus took note of this--I think I spontaneously applauded a Goldschmidt homer** the other night and she asked: "wait, are you rooting for the Cardinals?!" Me: "Well...maybe, kinda?" Her: "Just making sure I correctly understood what was happening here."

Regardless, however much I might love to hate the Cubs' rivals, I like that all three of the Cubs/Cards/Crew are strong teams. Both the Central and the East could have crazy races this year.

**I think part of me was just feeling some comfort that the Cubs aren't the only team Goldschmidt torments. I knew this already, but he's been about as lethal a Cub-killer as I can imagine.
   46. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5834986)
Guy at work (Cubs fan) seems to hate the Brewers more than the Cards which I think is absurd. But as a Met fan I still hold a grudge from the 80s when Whitey Herzog was around so I guess we all have our irrationalities.
   47. Spahn Insane Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:37 PM (#5834989)
Guy at work (Cubs fan) seems to hate the Brewers more than the Cards which I think is absurd. But as a Met fan I still hold a grudge from the 80s when Whitey Herzog was around so I guess we all have our irrationalities.

Hey, part of me still hates the Mets from that era too! :-) (And I think I'm obligated to hate the Mets because of 1969, though I wasn't yet born then.)
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:42 PM (#5834992)
I knew this already, but he's been about as lethal a Cub-killer as I can imagine.
Him and Suarez.
   49. Spahn Insane Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:47 PM (#5834993)
Give Eugenio a few more years of what he's done lately. I put Goldschmidt more on the Mike Schmidt level of Cub killerdom, which is to say the inner circle. (Whether the stats actually back this up, I have no idea.)

EDIT: Speaking of Eugenio and the Cubs--you making the roadtrip for that August Cubs/Reds series?
   50. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5834995)

Hey, part of me still hates the Mets from that era too! :-) (And I think I'm obligated to hate the Mets because of 1969, though I wasn't yet born then.)


Weirdly I never had much of a problem with the Cubs. I moved to Chicago in my 30's and had no problem rooting for them and was pleased when they won the WS. Unsurprisingly, a vocal portion of their fan base has become insufferable (yes I know the Mets fan base is probably even more insufferable in different ways) since they won; but I still pull for them over the Cardinals. I'm not a monster.
   51. salvomania Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5834997)
Cardinals, after a rough start to the season (dropping 3 of 4 to the Brewers) are playing about as well as I could have possibly imagined, even granting the general shakiness (but not breakiness) of the rotation.

Until Harrison Bader's PH ab today after coming off the DL, in which he struck out to drop his OPS below .700, no Cardinal with more than 15 PA had an OPS below .700, and four of the starters have OPS's above .900.

If Matt Carpenter begins one of his patented two-month hot streaks (he has yet to really get going this year) then this lineup could be downright frightening.

Even Dexter Fowler (batted-ball profiles notwithstanding) has been good (.310/.395/.423)!
   52. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:57 PM (#5834999)
EDIT: Speaking of Eugenio and the Cubs--you making the roadtrip for that August Cubs/Reds series?
Unfortunately I have a gig booked that weekend that I can't get out of.
   53. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:58 PM (#5835000)
Guy at work (Cubs fan) seems to hate the Brewers more than the Cards which I think is absurd.
The Brewers' continued employment of Princess Braunie is a pretty good argument.
   54. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:59 PM (#5835001)
The Brewers' continued employment of Princess Braunie is a pretty good argument.


I see your Princess Braunie and raise you Harrison Bader, baseball's most punchable face. I also refuse to hate Christian Yelich.
   55. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:02 PM (#5835004)

If Matt Carpenter begins one of his patented two-month hot streaks (he has yet to really get going this year) then this lineup could be downright frightening.


Cards are gonna be good this year. Bullpen due for some regression I would think, especially Gant and Brebbia but you know how bullpens are and if they end up with a 2018 Brewers-like bullpen they could be a 100 win team.
   56. cardsfanboy Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:02 PM (#5835005)
Where are all our Cardinal peeps this afternoon????


At work.


Good game.
   57. cardsfanboy Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:07 PM (#5835007)
Andrew Miller brought into a low-pressure 9th inning with the Cardinals up 5-1. After single, walk, HBP, single, mixed in with two outs, he exits, and Jordan Hicks is in facing Yelich with the game on the line...


to be fair, the ump really squeezed the strike zone in the ninth.
   58. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:11 PM (#5835008)
I also refuse to hate Christian Yelich.
Of course, yeah, you have to root for Yelich and Cain. Aguilar and Thames seem like pretty good guys to root for too. Arcia has stupid hair, Hader has a racist past and stupid hair...I kinda don't like Counsell either because he seems to be really into managering. The lefty "switcheroo" in the playoffs was more obnoxious than clever.
   59. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:19 PM (#5835009)
Hader has a racist past and stupid hair


Yeah, I'm not on board with that. No problems rooting against that guy.

The lefty "switcheroo" in the playoffs was more obnoxious than clever.


100% agree with that, but I think Counsell probably is a better than average bullpen manager. After watching Mickey Callaway for a year and change it's refreshing to see a guy who actually seems to know what he's doing.
   60. JJ1986 Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:27 PM (#5835010)
Ben Gamel has stupid hair and a stupid beard.
   61. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 05:54 PM (#5835013)
I bet his chest hair is dumb too.
   62. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 06:13 PM (#5835018)
Alonso out of the Mets lineup today. Possibly as a precautionary measure to keep him from getting thrown at? It has been a while since Dom Smith got a start so maybe just a day off.
   63. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 06:48 PM (#5835023)
Let's win this, Athletics ! And good luck to you, Hunter Pence, wherever your journey may take you.
   64. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 06:50 PM (#5835024)
Hunter Pence, Blake Treinen AND Joe West in one game... it kinda feels like Christmas and Birthday for me right now.

Thank you, MLB, for the awesome gifts.
And now even Chris Martin ! -Yellow-
   65. Khrushin it bro Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM (#5835026)
A's sweep!!!
   66. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM (#5835027)
The Athletics walk it off.
   67. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:01 PM (#5835028)
Well, shiver me Pinders.
   68. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:14 PM (#5835030)
Seems like there has been some beef between the Mets and Phils... I hate that crap but this one still makes me smile:
Harper vs. Strickland
   69. Lassus Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:18 PM (#5835031)
Vargas is ####### terrible.
   70. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:22 PM (#5835034)
Too early to yank Vargas ?

Maybe he will stabilize himself in innings 2 3 and 5.
   71. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:22 PM (#5835035)
Vargas is ####### terrible.


Cosigned.
   72. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:25 PM (#5835036)
I was saying that it's pretty crappy that I'm rooting for him to just give us 4 innings and give up 3 runs. Just give us a chance.
   73. PreservedFish Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:28 PM (#5835038)
Vargas may have been my least favorite player in baseball before he came back to the Mets. The last year has not helped him.

I watched his two disaster starts years ago with the Mets, and I don't remember ever seeing a worse pitcher.
   74. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:38 PM (#5835041)
I went to the Phils at Mets last night. This is the second time that my son has traveled to the East Coast on business this month and we met for a game. We've picked two completely different duds. Last night's 9-0 shellacking and the game against the Nets where with Nola pitching and a 6-1 lead in the 6th, the Phils managed to lose 10-6 in 10 innings, after giving up the game tying homer with 2 outs in the 9th.

It was my first time in Citi Field, it is an uninspiring ball park. It also took 1/2 hour to get through security. Is that normal there? That is terrible customer service if so.

Mets Fan Charlie, thanks for the suggestions for ball park eats, but my son only had breakfast and so we ate at some generic brew pub near Times Square. Maybe next time.
   75. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:43 PM (#5835045)
It also took 1/2 hour to get through security. Is that normal there?


Probably depends on when you get there, no ?!
   76. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:52 PM (#5835046)
Probably depends on when you get there, no ?!


Maybe, but it's never more than 5-7 minutes in Philly near game time. It was nowhere near a packed house last night either.
   77. Bote Man Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:54 PM (#5835047)
I was saying that it's pretty crappy that I'm rooting for him to just give us 4 innings and give up 3 runs.

Isn't that the textbook definition of a Cromulent Start? I think that's one step below a Quality Start.
   78. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:00 PM (#5835048)
A half-hour seems like way too long no matter how busy. I've never had to wait more than a few minutes at Wrigley. Even the United Center, which is a cluster-eff to get into, doesn't take that long.

Hell, I've never had to wait longer than a half-hour to get through security at O'Hare.
   79. Bote Man Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:11 PM (#5835049)
There's a growing body of evidence that Major League Baseball is bound and determined to drive away every last fan. I can't figure out the end game, though. I guess sell each team for its inflated US$2 Billion valuation and scram before anybody can catch you???
   80. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:22 PM (#5835053)
I have only been to o.co and AT&T in the last couple of years, but depending on the giveaway or near to gametime, it was like 5-10 minutes.
So half an hour does seem long but the A's and Giants are not nearly as good or popular as the Mets.
In addition, I don't know how many entrances the Mets have or how high the terror security alert was.
   81. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:28 PM (#5835054)
Vargas getting some D-support.
   82. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:34 PM (#5835057)
Here we go.
   83. JJ1986 Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:41 PM (#5835058)
Jason Vargas is a much better hitter than he is a pitcher.
   84. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:42 PM (#5835060)
And Vargas doesn't strike out but retires the side.
Let's see, if Vargas can strike out the side !

Go Vargas !
   85. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:48 PM (#5835063)
Nice play , Frazier. Way to support your pitcher. NOT !
   86. JJ1986 Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5835064)
Not a good night if Jason Vargas strikes you out twice.
   87. Lassus Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:57 PM (#5835065)
I was running an errand. I'm shocked Vargas did that well.

I now expect Lugo to give up a three-run homer.
   88. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:57 PM (#5835066)
lol.

And your day is done. Good job.
   89. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 24, 2019 at 08:58 PM (#5835067)
I now expect Lugo to give up a three-run homer.


If that happens, I will buy you a drink of your choice.
   90. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:06 PM (#5835069)
Dodgers are working Hamels pretty hard - he's at 70 pitches and still hasn't gotten out of the 4th inning.

On the other hand, Hamels has a no-hitter going! Walked 4 though.
   91. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:12 PM (#5835072)
Despite being a play-the-game-the-right-way crafty grizzled old-school vet, Hamels has been late to cover first twice in this game, and this second time just cost a run.
   92. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5835074)
Despite being a play-the-game-the-right-way crafty grizzled old-school vet, Hamels has been late to cover first twice in this game, and this second time just cost a run.
Clearly they need to run the drill more in spring training.
   93. PreservedFish Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5835076)
Despite being a play-the-game-the-right-way crafty grizzled old-school vet, Hamels


I thought he was a laidback pretty California boy.
   94. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:27 PM (#5835077)
Len just quoted Bruno Kirby from Spinal Tap. Mancrush sealed.
   95. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:39 PM (#5835082)
I thought he was a laidback pretty California boy.

Nah, he's all about that old-school, prestigious way of baseball.
   96. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5835084)
Maybe wasn't the greatest idea to leave Hamels in when he was playing with fire all night long and had already thrown 100 pitches in 5 innings.
   97. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5835085)
And, turns out that Pitch 112 was One Too Many.
   98. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:44 PM (#5835086)
Brian, what's your beverage of choice?
   99. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:48 PM (#5835087)
Len notes that the transition music back from commercial was the Stone Roses. Man, I would like to have a beer or several with that guy. I've said it before, but he and JD are about the Platonic ideal of a broadcast pair.
   100. Brian C Posted: April 24, 2019 at 09:58 PM (#5835091)
Brian, what's your beverage of choice?

Most often water, I'm afraid. I don't drink and I'm boring.
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