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Some people move on, but not OMNICHATTER!, for April 26, 2019

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Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 02:11 PM | 78 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 02:14 PM (#5835681)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: April 26, 2019 at 03:02 PM (#5835704)
How many homers will Mike Fiers give up to Vlad Jr.?
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 26, 2019 at 05:50 PM (#5835737)
Will Vlad Jr. ultimately have a better career than his father?
   4. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: April 26, 2019 at 06:10 PM (#5835740)
Josh Smith is starting for the Sox? That is really the best they could do?
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 07:20 PM (#5835749)
Big MLB debut tonight: Carter Kieboom (key-BOOM) at SS for Nationals. Saw him in Spring Training - he can hit, fielding may be another matter. The last name alone is sufficient reason to hope he makes it.
   6. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 26, 2019 at 07:23 PM (#5835750)
Grrrr ... another half inning for Vlady Jr. to make his debut
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 07:28 PM (#5835751)
Splitting games so I can watch Vlad Jr. and Kieboom get their first PAs tonight.

They gave Jr. a big applause for picking up a foul ball :-)
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 07:42 PM (#5835754)
The future of baseball?
David Schoenfield, ESPN Senior Writer

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will lead off the bottom of the second for the Blue Jays. Some Vlad Jr. specials at DraftKings today: 17-1 to homer in his first plate appearance; 40-1 to homer twice; +235 to get a hit in his first PA; 6-1 to strike out in his first at-bat.

Every PA a betting opportunity, from your phone even.
   9. JJ1986 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:09 PM (#5835759)
Vladito walks up to Old Town Road.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:11 PM (#5835760)
Oh, man, I thought he had that.
   11. JJ1986 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:12 PM (#5835761)
Oh, man, I thought he had that.
Yeah, me too. He didn't hit it perfectly but it came off looking good.
   12. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:12 PM (#5835762)
Some garbage camera work that made that look like a homer all the way, and then suddenly we pan down to see the ball being caught at the wall.
   13. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:13 PM (#5835763)
I'm really impressed Pinder made that play the way he did. I thought he was primarily an infielder. That was really athletic.
   14. Dock Ellis Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:16 PM (#5835764)
It was misleading camera work for sure, but it sounds like everyone at the park thought it was going to be out, too.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:17 PM (#5835765)
I'm trying to think of who his swing reminds me of and I think it's Gary Sheffield without the bat waggle - especially the follow-through.
   16. Bote Man Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:28 PM (#5835767)
Jesse Dougherty @dougherty_jesse
Max Scherzer just became the 35th player in baseball history to record 2,500 strikeouts. He has seven tonight through 5 1/3 innings.

We won't say anything about that solo HR off Hosmer's bat.
   17. cardsfanboy Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:29 PM (#5835768)
I know it's early season, but DeJong really does look like one of the best shortstops in baseball right now. Overall, defensively, offensively etc...
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:31 PM (#5835769)
I'm trying to think of who his swing reminds me of and I think it's Gary Sheffield without the bat waggle - especially the follow-through.
Good call.
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:33 PM (#5835770)
Max Scherzer passes Christy Mathewson (2,500) with 2502 K’s, including 9 tonight. Nationals leading 2-1, mid-6. Scherzer at 75 pitches, so probably good for another 1 or 2 innings.

EDIT: Additional context:
Eddie Matz, ESPN Senior Writer

The three fastest pitchers to 2,500 strikeouts (by innings) all played for the Nats/Expos franchise at one time:

1. Randy Johnson
2. Pedro Martinez
3. Max Scherzer (reached 2,500 tonight vs. Padres)
   20. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 08:50 PM (#5835773)
Loud outs for Jr.
   21. Howie Menckel Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5835776)
Scherzer 2 ER in 7 IP, 10 K, 0 BB to lower his ERA from 4.45 to 4.12.
ND in a 2-2 game.

more pain will be inflicted on the NL in the months ahead.
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:17 PM (#5835778)
Let's go A's !
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5835779)
So gross !
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:21 PM (#5835781)
Bunt and take the lead, A's !
Damn.
   25. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:23 PM (#5835782)
Piscotty, beam me up !
   26. salvomania Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:28 PM (#5835783)
Mikolas has allowed 3 homers in 4+ innings, and meanwhile the Cardinals have three singles---two of them bunt base hits against the shift.

The Reds are the one team they can't seem to beat.
   27. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5835784)
Kieboom goes BOOM to CF for first MLB hit to tie the game 3-3. Wind blowing in, too. The legend begins.
   28. Bote Man Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:35 PM (#5835785)
Bryce WHO???
   29. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5835786)
Eddie Matz, ESPN Senior Writer

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit one to the wall, but Carter Kieboom hit one over it. The stud Nats prospect, also making his debut tonight, hit a game-tying bomb to dead center off Padres reliever Craig Stammen leading off the bottom of the eighth. Curtain call ensued.
   30. Bote Man Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5835787)
Carter Kieboom...also making his debut tonight, hit a game-tying bomb to dead center off Padres reliever Craig Stammen leading off the bottom of the eighth.

Passing of the torch from beloved former Nats reliever Stammen to new beloved slugger C. Kieboom.
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:47 PM (#5835788)
Shiver me Pinders !
   32. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:47 PM (#5835789)
Bryce WHO???


Kozma.
   33. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:50 PM (#5835790)
Profar sucks.
   34. JJ1986 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:54 PM (#5835791)
Vlad Jr. does not suck.
   35. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5835792)
Vlad Jr. already weighs more than his dad ever did.
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5835793)
Need some A's magic !
   37. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:55 PM (#5835794)
Impressed with that bat, but he wasn't exactly a blur rounding first.
   38. PreservedFish Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:56 PM (#5835795)
Yeah he's pretty stumpy for a youngster. I like it. I want him to get Gwynn fat and hit like Edgar Martinez.
   39. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:57 PM (#5835796)
Voodoo !
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:57 PM (#5835797)
Mojo !
   41. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:58 PM (#5835798)
Magic !
   42. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:59 PM (#5835799)
Well, that was exciting.
   43. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 09:59 PM (#5835800)
oh #### me thrice !
   44. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM (#5835801)
Petit sucks the big hairy wet one !
   45. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:01 PM (#5835802)
Over to the Warriors !
   46. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:05 PM (#5835803)
He looks more like Pablo Sandoval Jr.
   47. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:06 PM (#5835804)
Joey Votto sucks too !
   48. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5835805)
Not sure if Hendricks sucks, wait for it...
close to sucking.
   49. eric Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:09 PM (#5835806)
Vlad Jr. already weighs more than his dad ever did.


He looks like he comes from the Fielder family. His body just screams that he'll be 300+ by his 30th birthday. I guess if he ages and/or hits like Babe Ruth then it won't matter if he also looks like Babe Ruth.
   50. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:10 PM (#5835807)
2:0 Warriors.
   51. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:11 PM (#5835809)
damn, 15:2 clippers
   52. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:11 PM (#5835810)
See ya ! This is so sucky !
   53. PreservedFish Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5835812)
Panda is big bellied, but Vladito is thick-thighed. Vlad looks like he'll be approaching Molina top speeds before long. At least a fat lower body comes with lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
   54. Brian C Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5835813)
Kris Bryant finally hits another homer.

Somehow only the second pulled fly ball he's hit all season, per B-R.
   55. Howie Menckel Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:37 PM (#5835814)
Mets have ex-RP Neil Allen in the booth with Keith Hernandez - they were traded for each other in mid-1983.

Allen says he was sent into manager Frank Howard's office around 6:20 pm, and Frank says there has been a trade - but he couldn't talk about it until 6:30. finally at 6:27, Frank lets it slip. Allen says he wonders how many farm teams the Mets also had to give up to make this deal (Cards were sick of Keith, to the Mets' eternal gratitude).

Keith says the first guy to greet him in Montreal before his first game is Dave Kingman, who for once was warm and fuzzy. Kingman congratulates him and says, "You're my ticket out of here!" (no such luck; Kingman got stuck on the bench for most of the rest of that sorry 68-94 team).

second teammate to come by is Tom Seaver, says Keith. he says "Welcome to the Stems."
"Stems?"
"Yeah, it's like 'Mets' but backwards."
(Seaver, too, served the rest of his 1983 sentence before escaping to the AL in 1984).

I have a good Neil Allen story, best told annually at BBTF Central Park softball postgame
#crossthread
   56. rconn23 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5835815)
Bumgarner seems a bit off tonight and of course Paxton also doesn't have his best stuff. Fantastic.
   57. Meatwad Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:55 PM (#5835816)
Javy Baez is amazing.
   58. rconn23 Posted: April 26, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5835818)
Gio Urshela!!
   59. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 26, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5835823)
Gio Urshela!!

That’s Gio Urshela, Clean-Up Hitter and/or .300 Hitter.
   60. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:08 AM (#5835825)
Seems to be quite a mess in Chicago:
Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Staff Writer

As if this White Sox-Tigers game weren't singular enough ... Jose Abreu just popped a three-run homer to center to give Chicago a 12-10 lead -- apparently. However, Abreu passed Tim Anderson on the bases, as Anderson was retreating to first to tag up. The umpires missed it initially, but replay cleared it up. So make it an 11-10 Chicago lead. You can't make this stuff up.

Now 11-11.
   61. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:14 AM (#5835827)
Lead-off walk.

Grrrr.

Then Belt belts one about 395 feet to dead center for a loud out.

And now a double.

Bullpen, please.

[edit] Finally. 5-3 now.
   62. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:17 AM (#5835828)
Tim Anderson's walk-off bat flip was pretty good. Not as big as the other one, but very excited.
   63. rconn23 Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:26 AM (#5835830)
Let's see how Boone will mismanage the bullpen tonight. Two games in a row when the starters have just lost it suddenly for the Yankees.
   64. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:28 AM (#5835831)
[49] Babe Ruth wasn’t fat when he came up. He was tall and had a broad body, but in his Red Sox days he looked pretty fit. Late career Babe Ruth was a fatty.
   65. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:36 AM (#5835833)
Well, that was a complete waste of a promising inning.
   66. rconn23 Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:50 AM (#5835835)
This Yankee bullpen struggles against the most mediocre offenses.
   67. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:56 AM (#5835836)
Kahnle pitched one third of an inning, but Booney just had to play bullpen roulette.

Click, click, bang.
   68. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 27, 2019 at 01:03 AM (#5835837)
Click, click, bang.

... or, as Prince would have it...
   69. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 01:23 AM (#5835839)
There was a bang!

A VOIT VOLT!
   70. rconn23 Posted: April 27, 2019 at 01:24 AM (#5835840)
Luke Voit is actually good. That is pretty cool.
   71. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 01:28 AM (#5835841)
Bugger you Crawford.
   72. rconn23 Posted: April 27, 2019 at 01:44 AM (#5835842)
A good win. All hail the mighty Voit!
   73. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 27, 2019 at 09:06 AM (#5835852)
   74. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 09:16 AM (#5835853)
From RAB (sniff):

Voit extended his MLB leading on-base streak to 37 games. It is the longest by a Yankee since Mark Teixeira had a 42-gamer in 2010. Voit went in 3-for-4 with a double and a homer in this game and is 11-for-27 (.407) with a .483 OBP and four homers in six games since Aaron Judge got hurt. Dude has stepped up huge lately. He’s hitting .276/.388/.551 (150 wRC+) on the year overall. Pretty awesome.
   75. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM (#5835879)
Since joining the Yanks, in 65 games Voit's had 22 home runs, 55 RBI, a 170 OPS+, and 3.1 oWAR. And as a bonus, the Yanks got some international bonus slot money and dumped Tony Hale's separated-at-birth twin brother.
   76. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:39 PM (#5835882)
More Voit love (RAB again):

One of Statcast’s most useful statistics is the “barrel”, which is a term for the optimal batted ball event. In other words, it’s the best outcome a hitter can produce at the plate: it means he hit the ball hard and at the right angle. In 2016, for example, players hit .822 with a 2.386 slugging percentage on barrels.

201 players have put at least 50 balls in play (batted ball event, or BBE) in 2019 so far, and only three of them (Pete Alonso, Anthony Rendon, and Franmil Reyes) have produced more barrels per plate appearance than Luke Voit (13.5%). When it comes to converting BBEs into the optimal outcome, only Alonso is better. Just over a 5th of every ball Luke Voit puts into play is a barrel. That seems good!

What’s really encouraging about these figures is that they align with what he produced in 2018. Last year, Voit led baseball in barrels per plate appearance after the trade deadline (among batters with at least 100 BBE), hitting a barrel 12.4% of the time. Luke Voit hits the ball really hard and he does it at the right angle. Put simply, that suggests that there is much more to Voit’s success than a small sample size. In fact, Voit’s average exit velocity ranks in the 85th percentile in the league. If, somehow, you’re still on the fence about Voit, just remember: you can’t fake hitting the ball hard.
   77. Howie Menckel Posted: April 27, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5835885)
only Alonso is better.

you buried the lead!
   78. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 27, 2019 at 03:35 PM (#5835903)
Reds are defending Matt Carpenter with four outfielders and nobody on the left side of the infield. Have teams been doing that all year?

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