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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:20 PM | 55 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5878969)
Alright, this is it. Tonight is the fückin night, ya unnerstan? I'm sick of all of these screw-ups. As soon as Max gets the ball he drops the Braves. The Nats sweep the Braves and they're right back in it. Nats win, Braves lose, ya got it??
   2. JJ1986 Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:32 PM (#5878971)
Why are the Red Sox and Phillies off today?
   3. rconn23 Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:49 PM (#5878979)
HOW MANY YANKEES WILL BE INJURED TONIGHT?
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 13, 2019 at 03:45 PM (#5878993)
Why are the Red Sox and Phillies off today?
Honoring their TGIF Sabbath, or slackers who agreed to play a 2-game inter-league series on Saturday & Sunday, without regard for what their phaifthful phollowers do on Phriday. Maybe both.
   5. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:09 PM (#5878995)

Related to the title of today's thread -- when I lived in LA ~15 years ago, Jimmy Kimmel had just gotten his late-night show and it was pretty easy to get tickets to a taping, so whenever I had friends visiting from out-of-town I would take them (most t.v. shows are filmed during the day, but Kimmel was filmed live in the evening so it was something you didn't have to skip work for). Anyway, one time we went, Eddie Money was the musical guest. Instead of just doing a song or two at the end of the show, Eddie performed with the show's band all evening, doing one of his standards for the live audience during each commercial break. It was a lot of fun and he seemed to really love performing for the crowd. RIP.
   6. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:14 PM (#5878997)
Cubs just played some little league defense there.
   7. Rob_Wood Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5878998)
Anybody watching Cubs game??
   8. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5878999)
Runner was first was running on the full count, but it was ball 4 and Contreras throw went into CF. Runner went to third, and then Almora's throw back in was to nobody and went somewhere towards the Pirates on deck circle and both runners moved up another base.

Next batter hit a liner to CF, and the runner on 2b didn't read it well and would have been doubled off 2nd if that throw from Almora didn't go halfway to first base. No advance, so no 2nd error.
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:22 PM (#5879000)
I really think this might be the end for Lester. He's got one more year, but so many starts lately have looked like this. Stuff is now subpar, so if his command is a little off/the ump actually calls the normal strike zone, he just doesn't get guys out.
   10. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5879001)
Oh look, another Lester meltdown. Stick a fork in him.
   11. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:35 PM (#5879003)
Damn, Castellanos again
   12. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:39 PM (#5879004)
Is the wind blowing out at Wrigley or is the pitching just that bad in the first inning?
   13. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:41 PM (#5879005)
NICO
   14. Rob_Wood Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:41 PM (#5879006)
Out gale force
   15. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:44 PM (#5879007)
Dag - Yes
   16. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 04:45 PM (#5879008)
Oh, and 5 runs won't win this game...
   17. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:32 PM (#5879021)
How many runs will win this game? 6 seems optimistic also.

I'll set the over-under at 8.5
   18. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:36 PM (#5879022)
Didn’t need the wind there
   19. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:37 PM (#5879023)
I feel good about the chances of 10 runs being enough to win this game.

That was no wind-aided cheapie by Rizzo, either. That was a bullet that stayed beneath the wind - 111mph exit velocity. Barreled.
   20. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5879024)
I wouldn't say many of those Cubs homers needed the wind - maybe Castellanos's was the shortest and Nico's was only 411' to dead center. Both of Contreras's were 450'+, which somehow he's the first guy this year with multiple 450'+ in the same game.
   21. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:44 PM (#5879025)
If anyone hasn't seen it and wants to (and believe me, you want to), here's today's contender for worst defensive play of the year as two Cub errors let a runner score from first ...... on a walk.
   22. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:47 PM (#5879028)
Yeah, my description in 8 doesn't do it justice
   23. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:48 PM (#5879029)
Didn't mean to imply that the others were cheapies, although Hoerner's pretty clearly was, out to dead center despite an exit velocity of only 96mph. But yeah, you're right, both of Contreras' blasts were homers on all but maybe the most extreme wind-blowing-in days.

Also, I like Hoerner, so instead of saying that his homer was wind-aided, I prefer to think of it as a savvy youngster with a high baseball IQ adjusting to conditions.
   24. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 05:51 PM (#5879030)
Game is almost two hours old and it’s the third inning!
   25. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 06:27 PM (#5879035)
Maybe 10 won’t win this game.
   26. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 06:45 PM (#5879037)
Man, that was big. Way to put the ball in play, NICO
   27. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 06:53 PM (#5879038)
All with two outs.
   28. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 06:57 PM (#5879039)
Man, that was big. Way to put the ball in play, NICO

This is what I mean about the Cubs needing a bat like his. They just have so few guys who can put the ball in play consistently, and they've really needed a guy who just doesn't strike out all the damn time.
   29. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:01 PM (#5879040)
Save some for the rest of the weekend, boys.
   30. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:01 PM (#5879041)
3rd different innings, through 5 so far, where the Cubs sent at least 9 guys to the plate.

I really didn't think Nico would be ready for the bigs, and it's been less than a week, but he sure as hell isn't overwhelmed.
   31. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:02 PM (#5879042)
This game is getting ridiculous! 17-7 and still only in the fifth. It's like the Cubs are taking out a whole season of frustration with their offense on the poor Pirates.
   32. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:02 PM (#5879043)
Oh, 3 hours so far, and still not thru 5.
   33. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:12 PM (#5879046)
The Cubs may have found something with Wieck. And obviously did with Wick. Any other relievers out there with similar last times the Cubs can fix?
   34. Brian C Posted: September 13, 2019 at 07:15 PM (#5879048)
If there's a guy out there named Dylan Marples, I say go for it.
   35. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 13, 2019 at 08:06 PM (#5879054)
Only 1 run scored in the final four innings. What a let down.
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 13, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5879055)
My nomination for the best baseball name of 2019 is the Jays' reliever Buddy Boshers. I wonder if his wife is named Madge Fudge.
   37. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:00 PM (#5879056)
Here's a one stat summary of the NL East race:

Atlanta vs >.500 teams: 49-37
Washington vs >.500 teams: 38-44
   38. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:05 PM (#5879057)
Christ, just get Tanaka outta there!
   39. rconn23 Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:10 PM (#5879058)
Yeah, it doesn't look like Playoff Tanaka is coming around this year.
   40. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:21 PM (#5879060)
Strange as it would've seemed to say this not that long ago, their most reliable starter at this point is probably Paxton. He's gone 8-0 / 2.57 ERA in his last 8 starts, and even more amazingly, has allowed less than 1 home run per 9 innings over that period.
   41. cardsfanboy Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:24 PM (#5879061)
Wong is really a good player... fifth bunt base hit of the season. He has finally come into realizing his skill set, and when he embraces them, he's a solid offensive force... I can see him being a 110 ops+ hitter for the next decade or so.


and Goldschmidt is just Goldschmidt... 4-0 Cardinals on a Goldschmidt grand slam.
   42. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:24 PM (#5879062)

oooof, goldy with a grand slamma in the 3rd inning, cards up 4-0.

still early, but a good start to the series.
   43. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5879063)

i thankfully agree with you about wong, CFB.

it's just my impression, but it looks like he has kept his head on straight this year and played within himself and not let tough breaks get to him like he used to.
   44. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 09:53 PM (#5879064)

gee, if there's ever a time to try stealing home, that would be it. fowler batting lefthanded, two outs, shift is on, so there's nobody near third base, so edman at 3rd base can take a giant lead.

so if he tries to steal and is out, isn't fowler batting the next inning?

instead, edman stays on and fowler pops up.
   45. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5879065)

wow, wong with a swinging bunt single. having a pretty good night so far.
   46. rconn23 Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:23 PM (#5879068)
Boone's bullpen management is maddening. It makes Girardi look reasonable.
   47. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:36 PM (#5879069)

wow, wong with a two-run single. having a pretty pretty good night so far ...
   48. Walt Davis Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:37 PM (#5879070)
Hoo boy! I watched Cubs-Pirates but didn't pay huge attention after the big lead. Obviously it's not record-breaking or anything but what terrible pitching by the Pirates -- 16 hits AND 10 BB. Over 3 baserunners an inning. Every team is gonna get knocked around the park now and then but at least throw strikes. 17 runs and they still left 10 runners on.
   49. phredbird Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5879071)

wow, goldschmidt with a 3-run homer. game has been broken open.

   50. Bote Man Posted: September 13, 2019 at 10:43 PM (#5879072)
I was holding out hope that the Nationals could scratch their way back against the Braves and by some miracle win the NL East. That aint gonna happen. Max Scherzer looked pedestrian despite claims that his back is healed and the Nats bats simply could not do anything against Soroka, who looks like he might graduate high school early this Autumn semester.

If Nats are able to get the bilge pumps started in time they might still make the Wild Card game, but the way Dave Martinez (mis)manages his bullpen among the few decent choices I don't expect they'll win. Maybe next year.
   51. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: September 13, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5879077)
A's blow it open in the 9th in Arlington, beat Rangers 5-4.

Khris Davis homered twice and raised his average to .222. He'll have to hit about .490 the rest of the way to continue The Streak. #questfor247
   52. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM (#5879078)
Might be easier for Davis to get his OBP to .247 this year.
   53. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: September 14, 2019 at 12:24 AM (#5879082)
too late to EDIT: but the A's-Rangers score was 14-9, not 5-4. Trust no one.
   54. QLE Posted: September 14, 2019 at 12:58 AM (#5879083)
For those who have an interest in baseball outside the majors:

The Sacramento River Cats have just swept the Round Rock Express for their fifth PCL championship, their first since 2008, and the first PCL championship won by a Giants AAA affiliate since 1977.

Triple-A National Championship Game, here they come!
   55. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: September 14, 2019 at 04:54 PM (#5879143)
Save some for the rest of the weekend, boys.

Looks like they did!

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