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Weekend OMNICHATTER for June 26-27, 2021

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Hombre Brotani Posted: June 26, 2021 at 03:10 PM | 59 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: June 26, 2021 at 04:10 PM (#6026466)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LOSE TODAY?!
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 26, 2021 at 04:35 PM (#6026469)
Andrew McCutchen singles, steals second and scores on a base hit off Jacob deGrom, whose ERA rises to 0.61.
   3. TomH Posted: June 26, 2021 at 05:46 PM (#6026473)
can someone please describe the play where the Phillies 2nd run was scored? The ESPN description makes no sense. Two errors on the play, but the run is earned?
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 26, 2021 at 06:04 PM (#6026475)
Only one error on the throw that allowed Harper, who stayed at first, to advance to second
   5. TomH Posted: June 26, 2021 at 06:31 PM (#6026478)
thanks
   6. The Duke Posted: June 26, 2021 at 07:16 PM (#6026482)
Wainwright with another gem for the Cardinals today. He’s virtually the only guy on the pitching staff who knows how to pitch with the possible exception of KK. The guy still looks really good as a pitcher. Top ten in innings pitched in the NL. With a little luck he could be a 10 game winner, but is only .500. I want him to get to 200 but he has a lot of work to do this year and next to get there
   7. Walt Davis Posted: June 26, 2021 at 08:26 PM (#6026484)
Sometimes all we Cub fans can do is chuckle with the rest of you at Javy's ridiculous swings. That one started 3 feet outside, ended up one foot outside and an inch off the ground but a swinger's gotta swing.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: June 26, 2021 at 08:38 PM (#6026485)
Here's how you kill your Rbase in bWAR: Chris Taylor thrown out stealing third by Contreras in the second; Taylor pickked off third by Contreras in the 4th.
   9. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 09:20 PM (#6026487)
Still hope for the Yankees. Go Yanks !!
   10. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 09:21 PM (#6026488)
OMG, he tried to kill Gio !
   11. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 09:30 PM (#6026489)
The Bombers need a Fenway Miracle !
   12. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:06 PM (#6026490)
The Bombers need a Fenway Miracle 

The name = Sawamura !
   13. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6026491)
WTF Voit, you ##### !
   14. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6026492)
pu ssy !
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:22 PM (#6026493)
ah fu ck you , red sox !
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:23 PM (#6026494)
$5 on Odor double.
   17. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:26 PM (#6026495)
damn, $10 on black.
   18. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:27 PM (#6026496)
Do it , Brett !
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:30 PM (#6026497)
Let's go DJ !
   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:31 PM (#6026498)
The Miracle of Fenway !
   21. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:34 PM (#6026499)
Enter : The Judge !
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:35 PM (#6026500)
Hero or overrated idiot !
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:37 PM (#6026501)
At least he made contact.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:37 PM (#6026502)
Hero !!!
   25. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:38 PM (#6026503)
wtf Judge , go and fook yourself.
   26. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:39 PM (#6026504)
Over to the Giants.
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:40 PM (#6026505)
That whole Judge Stanton Odor stuff failed. Yankees suck.
   28. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:44 PM (#6026506)
This game is gonna be a thriller ! A's @Giants !
   29. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6026507)
Best two teams in Baseball right now.
   30. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:47 PM (#6026508)
wtf , shut the #### up Giants' commentators! You ######## !
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:48 PM (#6026509)
You overpaid fuc kin' idiods !
   32. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:54 PM (#6026510)
Just walk that gnome.
   33. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:55 PM (#6026511)
jesus.
   34. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:56 PM (#6026512)
lol, Montas!
   35. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 10:59 PM (#6026513)
Yeah, like you steal home in the 3rd inning.
Giants' casters are retarded.
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 11:02 PM (#6026514)
Alex Wood , you fu ckin re tard !
   37. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 26, 2021 at 11:04 PM (#6026515)
Coach to Alex Wood : Are you totally dumb ?
Alex Wood : Yes I am !
Coach : Keep going then !
   38. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: June 27, 2021 at 12:47 AM (#6026524)
Romo throwing frisbee sliders to the Giants. Inconceivable!
   39. Howie Menckel Posted: June 27, 2021 at 12:20 PM (#6026543)
went to deGrom Day at Citi Field yesterday.
Mets trailed 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 but won it with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th!

29,000+ - largest attendance since, you know....

nary a mask in sight. it's over. it's always been over.

deGrom languidly walks from the dugout to the bullpen about 20 minutes before the game, not incognito in spite of his warmup jacket. chants of "MVP! MVP!" greeted him then, before the first pitch, at each at-bat - and after a single that lifted his AVG this season to .410 (WTF).

MVP has.... nothing, relatively speaking. heard him postgame comments - he lost his mechanical rhythm in the 4th and 5th innings, and Phils loaded 'em up with no out in the 6th. he managed to allow allow one run and left trailing 2-1.

surrendered 2 ER for first time this season, so now the season tally is even:
deGrom ER surrendered 6.
deGrom RBI collected 6.

Odubel Herrera - he of the infamous domestic violence suspension - plays CF for 5 1.2 innings with no incident. then suddenly a fan emerges like a cicada to begin berating him with some of the least creative heckling I have ever heard - with a bonus f-bomb thrown into every other sentence as a treat for the many grade-schoolers in the section. his occasional barbs tossed at the honor of the good citizens of Philadelphia, I hoped, might force a member of that citizenry to enact swift and painful punishment, but it was not to be.

OFs on both teams tossed balls into the stands between innings. one rather, well, buxom (do people still say buxom?) gal pleaded with Herrera (of all people) for a ball. he tossed a well-placed strike and she caught it - no, with a mitt.

most noteworthy of all: my buddy and I had seats that, looking from home plate, are the two closest front-row CF seats to the fabled Big Apple that arises after each Mets home run. fascinating point of view; never before sat in a seat where it was so easy to tell if a batter just barely nicked what otherwise looks like a swinging strike 3.

the real notable part, though, was that the one disadvantage of these seats - especially with a good crowd - is how daunting it would be to maneuver to the aisle to get food or drink, for example.

so the two of us - both pushing 60 like an undrafted lineman on a training camp tackling dummy - not only stayed in the seats the whole game without an in-game men's room trip, we also scurried to the car without a pit stop - like an Indy car team taking the risk of not refueling in the final laps. we both made it home, in spite of traffic, with no detours - one of our finest hours.
   40. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 27, 2021 at 01:26 PM (#6026549)
Three batters in, Gerrit Cole has yet to retire any Red Sox: homer, double, walk. No word yet on what his spin rate is.
   41. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 27, 2021 at 01:31 PM (#6026550)
Devers follows with a three-run homer. But in between, Cole got a guy out!
   42. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 27, 2021 at 02:08 PM (#6026552)
won it with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th!


That’s a weird way to describe the winning run scoring on a Sac fly. Technically the run scored with two outs but the batter was batting with one out.

The Phillies more gave the game away than the Mets winning it.
Error by Rhys “Sieve” Hoskins. Good lord, the only reason he’s better than Ryan Howard at first is that he can throw the ball.
The Hector Neris started Nerising with a walk.
Then an infield single, past the rangeless Alec Bohm.
Next a bases loaded walk to no one’s surprise. Game tied.
Then Lindor cluelessly chases 3 pitches out of the strike zone.
Then a sac fly to CF for the win. Maybe if Odubel Herrera uncorked the throw of his life he might have gotten the runner.

This is so typical of this Phillies team.
   43. Howie Menckel Posted: June 27, 2021 at 02:42 PM (#6026553)
actually I meant with "2 runs in the 9th"
   44. salvomania Posted: June 27, 2021 at 02:46 PM (#6026554)
Cardinals' starter labors through a *43-pitch* first inning, allows three runs.

Cardinals hitters in the bottom of the first take a total of three pitches, and make three outs on 7 pitches total.

Gonna be another long, ugly game.
   45. JJ1986 Posted: June 27, 2021 at 03:01 PM (#6026556)
Bohm seems unplayably bad at 3B. Are they just waiting a year so he can become a full-time DH?
   46. JJ1986 Posted: June 27, 2021 at 03:06 PM (#6026557)
The Mets are letting a relief pitcher bat with 2-on, 1-out in the bottom of the 5th. Down four runs.
   47. Hombre Brotani Posted: June 27, 2021 at 03:22 PM (#6026558)
The Angels had a lead in all three games at Tampa Bay this weekend. They're about to get swept.

I wish wish wish wish my little top-line joke was just a joke. This team makes me weep.
   48. Howie Menckel Posted: June 27, 2021 at 03:57 PM (#6026562)
The Mets are letting a relief pitcher bat with 2-on, 1-out in the bottom of the 5th. Down four runs.

they're on a stretch of I think it's 32 games in 30 days (including a makeup game tomorrow), and no days off til the All-Star break. due to all the COVID and weather cancellations early, they have been paddling upstream ever since.

.............

sample size and all, but hmm

Gregg Henglein
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Since #MLB announced its intent to crack down on foreign substances on June 3, Gerrit Cole has posted a 4.65 ERA and allowed 9 HRs in 31 IP with a K:BB ratio of 4.

Up to that point, Cole had a 1.78 ERA and had allowed 5 HR in 70 2/3 IP with a K:BB ratio of 10.8.
   49. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 27, 2021 at 04:09 PM (#6026565)
Bohm seems unplayably bad at 3B. Are they just waiting a year so he can become a full-time DH?


Both corner IFs are unbelievably bad. I imagine theyd try Bohm at first and put Hoskins at DH, based on the assumption that Bohm can’t be worse at first than Hoskins.
   50. Hombre Brotani Posted: June 27, 2021 at 04:25 PM (#6026568)
Ohtani saves my Sunday. Walk, stolen base, RBI double, RBI triple, opposite field homer.
   51. John DiFool2 Posted: June 27, 2021 at 04:29 PM (#6026569)
Max Kranick of the Pirates has a perfect game through 5, but the game is in a rain delay alas. [which may mean yet another tag-team no-no]

Just noticed that this is his very first ML game too.
   52. Howie Menckel Posted: June 27, 2021 at 04:43 PM (#6026572)
06.27... Pirates recalled RHP Max Kranick from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Spin: The 23-year-old is listed as the Pirates No. 26 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Kranick carries a 4.27 ERA this season with a 1.23 over 35 frames between Double-A and Triple-A and will get the start on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
   53. Walt Davis Posted: June 27, 2021 at 06:03 PM (#6026583)
Meanwhile the Tigers take 2 of 3 from the Astros, bringing their steamroller to a crashing halt, surrendering just 5 runs in the 3 games. Maybe the Astros forgot how to hit lower-spin pitches.
   54. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 27, 2021 at 07:44 PM (#6026588)
Red Sox sweep NY. Thankfully they were able to overcome the exhaustion from the late night flight back from Tampa a few days ago that YC was so concerned about.
   55. Walt Davis Posted: June 27, 2021 at 08:13 PM (#6026589)
Adbert having a rough day, 6 in already, 2 men on with one out in the 3rd ... so it occurs to Ross he might want to get somebody warming up.
   56. TomH Posted: June 27, 2021 at 09:47 PM (#6026598)
The Tamps Rays have scored 71 more runs than the Yankees have. 71 is a lot.
The Rays have played two additional games.
So, is the Rays advantage in batting avg, on-base average, or slugging? Which is the part of their offense that is so much better? The answer is.. none of the above. The Yankees, as a team, LEAD the Rays IN ALL THREE.

I've heard the Yankees have made many baserunning outs, and they have GIDP'd almost 40 more times than Tampa. But still, that's a whole lotta clutch difference.

   57. sunday silence (again) Posted: June 27, 2021 at 11:28 PM (#6026609)
Looking at the productive outs stats (mainly based on scoring from third and any advance w/ no outs) on baseballref; these are dropping at a concerning rate. THat rate was 36% for many decades post WW II, it was down to 32% at the millenium now at 26% in NL and 27% in AL. Almost certainly a function of increased Ks.

Its hard to say exactly how many runs that is. Scoring from third is probably worth .3 runs but moving from 1st to 2nd at the cost of an out is negligible. If you assume 600 chances a year and you've lost 10% of those, maybe that's 12 runs a year.
   58. Howie Menckel Posted: June 28, 2021 at 12:09 AM (#6026611)
I've heard the Yankees have made many baserunning outs, and they have GIDP'd almost 40 more times than Tampa. But still, that's a whole lotta clutch difference.

I mentioned last week that perhaps the most - ok, only - interesting comment I have ever heard from MGR Boone (and especially because for once it seemed, at least, to come from his own brain) was that he told the media that what they and fans weren't noticing is that what was becoming as big an issue was becoming so tentative due to the previous overaggressive baserunning blunders was that the team didn't take the extra base when available.

maybe stats can confirm or deny, but he had me at an intuitive point, at least.

it is a bizarre team of robot hitters to watch, I'll say that. each seem programmed to a certain batting approach, situational hitting be damned.

Aaron Judge has a 148 OPS+ this year and 150 career. I ain't asking him to change nothing. he's not the problem.
I suppose not Stanton, either, then at 135/144 (though it's a little weird to have two of these).
Sanchez 131 this year and 118 career so - alright, wait, this is getting weirder.

and even with those 3, the team OPS+ is only 99.

Urshela is 106 and he plays a solid third base, no issues there, really.

but the OF, outside of Judge, is utterly dreadful - and much of the IF is nothing to brag about, either.
   59. Rally Posted: June 28, 2021 at 09:00 AM (#6026626)
I've heard the Yankees have made many baserunning outs, and they have GIDP'd almost 40 more times than Tampa. But still, that's a whole lotta clutch difference.


Tampa Bay is middle of the pack in hitting rate stats but near the top in run scoring. Are they super at hitting with risp? Not really, only .233. But that breaks down to .165 with only a runner on 2b. Hitting .322 with runners on 2nd and 3rd, and .333 with the bases loaded.

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