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OMNICHATTER has a false sense of security, for August 5, 2020

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2020 at 03:28 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 04:10 PM (#5968031)
TRIGGER WARNING: Angel Hernandez is the home plate umpire for Game 1 of today’s Yankees @ Phillies doubleheader. Yankees are the home team in the 1st game due to yesterday’s rainout in New York.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2020 at 04:40 PM (#5968035)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 04:43 PM (#5968036)
Gritty, gutsy Brett Gardner’s 2-run HR gives the Yankees a 3-0 lead in Philly.

EDIT: Harper HR makes it 3-2.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:14 PM (#5968041)
Nice article at ESPN on Jon Jay who makes it to 10 years' service time today. Story of a guy who maxed out his talents, played the game the right way, etc.
   5. BDC Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:27 PM (#5968044)
Yeecchh the Rangers are playing with a AAAA lineup, except for Joey Gallo ... and Elvis, I guess, though Elvis is batting .156 or so.

La Dernière: "But if all the other teams get sick and drop out, the Rangers will win."
   6. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:28 PM (#5968045)
I would have guess Jay was well over 10 years by now. Good for him.
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:31 PM (#5968047)
Yeecchh the Rangers are playing with a AAAA lineup

No money left for players after having to include summer A/C bills in the budget now.

(Oh who am I kidding? Arlington is probably picking up the tab for that too.)
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:10 PM (#5968055)
J. A. Happ hasn’t looked like he will be much good for the Yankees so far this season, although he wasn’t helped much by some Angel Hernandez calls today. Nick Nelson taking one for the team to keep most of the bullpen available for the nightcap, but he has looked better suited for Ozzie & Harriet. An ugly 11-3 game, with Luis Cessa coming off the covid list to put an end to the awful top of 6th.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:28 PM (#5968058)
Juan Soto RBI double ties the game 1-1. Looks healthy.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:38 PM (#5968065)
Max Scherzer left the Nationals game after 1 inning. Developing.
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 05, 2020 at 06:50 PM (#5968070)
I texted the following to my son on the Mike Ford K:

Thank goodness angel hernandez was umping.

Sentences I never thought I’d ever say for $2,000, Alex.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 05, 2020 at 07:32 PM (#5968073)
"But if all the other teams get sick and drop out, the Rangers will win."


aka the 2020 Red Sox avenue to success.

I'd find it very amusing if the Yankees were like 35-4 and the season got cancelled. That would be very amusing indeed...
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 07:53 PM (#5968074)
Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has 7 home runs in 10 games this season. At this time, that would be more than the Brewers (6), Cardinals (6) and Diamondbacks (2).
Perhaps Judge can threaten Bonds record of 37 HRs in a 60-game stretch.
   14. Astroenteritis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 07:58 PM (#5968075)
Yeecchh the Rangers are playing with a AAAA lineup


Don't panic, the Astros have a AA bullpen, but it's working pretty well so far.
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:11 PM (#5968082)
Gary Sanchez hasn’t gotten the no spit memo.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:40 PM (#5968084)
Judge has already tied the 1900+ record for fewest HR to lead the league at 7. Not talked about (that I've seen) is that coming into play today, Castellanos also had 6. He's hitting 368/442/921. Good non-signing by the Cubs.
   17. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:46 PM (#5968086)
The Luke Easter thread has me wondering whether we've ever had the "All-Gospel" team. I suppose that would be Matthes, Marks, Lukes, Johns, Jesuses and apostles. For the Lukes, Appling almost certainly gets the nod at SS and Easter looks like the only other one worth considering.

Go ...
   18. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:00 PM (#5968089)
I feel like Billy Sunday should probably be on that team for multiple reasons.

Jesus is pretty slim pickings. Ivan de Jesus obviously doesn't start over Appling. Beyond that it's Jesus Alou, or Jesus Aguilar, or Victor Jesus Martinez if you want to stretch for middle names.
   19. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:08 PM (#5968091)
Are we allowed only 1 of each? Eddie Mathews at 3B seems a no brainer.
   20. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:16 PM (#5968094)
Notable Matthews (most go by Matt): Holliday, Wieters, Kemp, Carpenter, Harvey, Cain, Williams, Morris. Gary Matthews (preferably Sr.) if last names are allowed, or of course Christy Mathewson if you stretch a bit more. Mostly looks to be a pretty recent group, which surprises me a bit.

Marks are heavily concentrated at first base in recent decades - McGwire, Teixeira, Grace. Belanger also can't bump Appling at short, but Appling played some third as well I think. Langston, Buehrle, Gubicza, Portugal, Mulder, Prior on the mound; Bellhorn, Loretta or Ellis at second base. Marks have done well for themselves.

John is more annoying to search on B-R thanks to all the Johnsons, which, if we're including them, things get crazy. First name only still gives (in approximately B-R search result order) Bench, Smoltz, Cueto, Lackey, Damon, (Jack) Morris, (Dusty) Baker, (Honus) Wagner - bonus points for his middle name being Peter, Olerud, Mize, (Home Run) Baker, Kruk, Franco, McGraw, Evers, Tudor, Wetteland, Candelaria, (Mickey) Rivers, (Andy) Messersmith, Callison, Podres, Sain, Pesky, Mayberry, Antonelli, (Jack) Chesbro, (Monte) Ward, Hiller, Quinn, Roseboro, Vander Meer... I'm already on the second page of search results, and I'm definitely leaving some off. The All-John team seems like it would beat the rest of the all-Gospel team combined even if you don't give it the people who went by nicknames.
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:19 PM (#5968096)
The Marlins are 3-0 since being ‘decimated’ by the coronavirus, having swept today’s doubleheader against the Orioles.
   22. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:46 PM (#5968100)
If we're doing one of each name, Eddie Mathews is a good choice. Probably Mark McGwire at first and Appling at short. Johnny Bench at catcher unless you want to push for Honus and have him play literally wherever you have a hole.

Other options: Paul, either Waner or Molitor is your best bet; there are others, but these two can probably handle any fielding position other than catcher or shortstop between them.

Peter, probably Rose. Seems to be more common as a middle name than a first name among excellent players (Berra, Wagner, and Mordecai Brown).

James gives you Jimmie Foxx, which might bump McGwire from first (in which case pick your preferred Mark among the starting pitchers or second basemen), or Jim Edmonds or Jim Wynn in center, or a number of good pitchers (Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning, or James Kevin Brown are probably the best choices there). There were two Jameses, so you can pick two of these guys if you want.

Andrew: McCutchen, Pettitte... Van Slyke? Pafko?

Thomas: Frank Thomas, or Tom Glavine (Thomas was Tom Seaver's middle name). Plenty of other Toms around if you want to scan the list.

Philip: Niekro, or maybe Rizzuto but we're already loaded with shortstops.

Not a ton of Nathaniel, Bartholomew, Simon, or (shockingly) Judas available. Some solid Stephen options on the mound (Strasburg or Rogers is probably the best) if you want to stretch beyond the basic apostles.
   23. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:59 PM (#5968103)
Maybe it's confirmation bias, but it seems to me that this 3 batter rule is creating more mid inning pitching changes rather than fewer.
   24. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 05, 2020 at 11:04 PM (#5968104)
Some solid Stephen options on the mound (Strasburg or Rogers is probably the best) if you want to stretch beyond the basic apostles.
Is this guy eligible as a reliever?
   25. phredbird Posted: August 06, 2020 at 12:28 AM (#5968106)

whoa, wild finish to the dodgers-pads game, kenley jansen pitching with men on the corners one out bottom of the ninth, but the batter lines out to chris taylor, who guns down the runner at the plate on a close one.

game over!

L.A. BAY BEE
   26. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 06, 2020 at 12:41 AM (#5968108)
It’s funny, pitchers holding their gloves over their mouths during mound visits looks slightly less ridiculous this year.
   27. Walt Davis Posted: August 06, 2020 at 01:12 AM (#5968111)
I think we have to rule out Eddie Mathews -- not even the "right" spelling of Matthew. (What is the likely Hebrew equivalent of Matthew? Or is it actually Hebrew in origin?)

This guy was a solid Nathaniel. Most of the Nates seem to be Nathans. Hopefully Bartolo is derived from Bartholomew. Simmons might come from Simon which would help.

And here's your Judas
   28. Mayor Blomberg Posted: August 06, 2020 at 01:40 AM (#5968112)
Bartolo is indeed.
And we're working hard to keep away from Randall Simon, I see. Tes, Simmons derives from Simon/Simeon

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