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When it hasn’t been your day, or week, or month, or even OMNICHATTER!, for June 24, 2021

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Hombre Brotani Posted: June 24, 2021 at 06:22 AM | 51 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 01:58 PM (#6026130)
Aaron Judge with a HR & RBI single already. Yankees lead Royals 3-0 after 2 innings.
   2. BDC Posted: June 24, 2021 at 02:04 PM (#6026136)
Just starting in Arlington. A few fans here in A's gear; nearly none last night; contrast the Giants game I went to a few weeks ago where the SF fans outnumbered the Ranger fans. I had never noticed this before despite seeing both Bay Area teams here quite a bit over the years.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 02:15 PM (#6026142)
Luke Voit HR makes it 4-0 Yankees.
   4. BDC Posted: June 24, 2021 at 03:01 PM (#6026151)
WTH's going on here ... Oakland 3, Texas 1 in the third. I haven't seen the Rangers lose at the Dome yet but there is a first time for everything.

BDC Dome now tied with the Trop for second place among Current Stadiums I Have Seen Most Games In. Wrigley still first by far & may end this season so.
   5. BDC Posted: June 24, 2021 at 03:11 PM (#6026152)
I've now seen three HR hit to straightaway CF here in two games (Sean Murphy, Adolis Garcia, Jed Lowrie) and whatever about pitchers dominating, when somebody connects these days it goes a long way. 4-1, Oakland.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 03:17 PM (#6026155)
Gary Sanchez’s 3-run HR, #13, puts Yankees up 7-1. Sanchez is .278/.346/.598 in his last 30 games going into today. Quite a turnaround. Aaron Judge is a triple short of the cycle, with a walk. Looks like a good day.
   7. Snowboy Posted: June 24, 2021 at 03:58 PM (#6026161)
That was about the time I dropped Gary Sanchez from my roto team. :-(
Anyway the clicking of the Yankees "gauntlet" lineup (Judge/Sanchez/Stanton/Voit) is important, but today I found the pitching of Jameson Taillon just as interesting. He looked like a SP again today, mixing four pitches while still relying mainly on his FB. If he can become an effective rotation piece, that's good for NYY. 6.1IP, 5H, 1R
   8. BDC Posted: June 24, 2021 at 04:40 PM (#6026166)
Rangers brought in a pitcher named Joel Barlow ... that's not right, is it? Joel Barlow was an early American poet, author of "The Hasty Pudding" & the like.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:01 PM (#6026169)
The Rangers announcers mentioned that Barlow is one of 15 children in his family, then added that he's from Utah.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 06:08 PM (#6026179)
Be grateful it's not Jo-El
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:16 PM (#6026191)
Kyle Schwarber’s leadoff HR, #20, gives the Nationals the lead in Miami. Schwarber has been rather good since moving to the leadoff spot.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:27 PM (#6026195)
In 51 PAs before the leadoff HR, Schwarber batting leadoff this year: 333/392/1000 ... as a leadoff guy, clearly needs to walk more, see more pitches so the other guys in the lineup get a feel for what the guy is throwing.

I guess this makes it 11 HR in 52 PA which is about a 132 HR pace. In the first PA, 7 for 13 with 5 HR which is a 250-HR pace.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:49 PM (#6026198)
Schwarber does it again - 3-run HR to CF, #21. Might be an All-Star if he keeps this up. Now 5-0, on Soto RBI double.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2021 at 08:59 PM (#6026203)
noticed Tony Watson pitching last night, and wondered if he was up there among active pitchers (my list only includes those who have, you know, pitched in 2021).

is the weirdest part that:
- Joe Smith is No. 1
- Joe Smith is only 49th on the all-time Games Pitched list
- only THREE of the all-time top 100 have pitched in 2021
- the list only has 6 lefties
- any particular RP, of your choice, was not expected on this list
- Zack Greinke is on this list

1. Joe Smith (14, 37) 804
2. Sergio Romo (14, 38) 761
3. Joakim Soria (14, 37) 751
4. Oliver Perez (19, 39) 696 L
5. Kenley Jansen (12, 33) 661
6. Tony Watson (11, 36) 654 L
7. Bryan Shaw (11, 33) 643
8. Mark Melancon (13, 36) 638
9. Steve Cishek (12, 35) 629
10. Darren O'Day (14, 38) 614

11. Craig Kimbrel (12, 33) 613
12. Aroldis Chapman (12, 33) 593 L
13. Andrew Miller (16, 36) 587 L
14. Jake McGee (12, 34) 578 L
15. Pedro Strop (13, 36) 561
16. Wade Davis (13, 35) 537
17. Greg Holland (11, 35) 525
18. Zack Greinke (18, 37) 516
19. Brad Brach (11, 35) 510
20. Adam Ottavino (11, 35) 495
Justin Wilson (10, 33) 495 L
   15. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:00 PM (#6026204)
Franco not amused.
   16. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:02 PM (#6026205)
2. Sergio Romo (14, 38) 761

I would hit one out to the deepest part of the ballpark !
   17. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:04 PM (#6026206)
to the deepest part of the ballpark !


I called it.
   18. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:04 PM (#6026207)
Schwarber has been rather good since moving to the leadoff spot.


Didn't Maddon put him there a few times when he was with the Cubs? I seem to remember this and he did quite well there at that time also? Or am I misremembering?
   19. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:05 PM (#6026208)
With all those underhand, sidearm pitchers, I wonder if we will see some new retro-style knuckleballers!
   20. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:06 PM (#6026209)
Snyder is like : good luck with that !
   21. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:08 PM (#6026210)
jesus christ, how bad have the umps gotten ?!
   22. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:08 PM (#6026211)
wtf
   23. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:09 PM (#6026213)
lol, catcher missed the tag.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:10 PM (#6026214)
what a #### call !
   25. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:11 PM (#6026215)
Baseball has become a shitshow.
   26. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:12 PM (#6026217)
Next thing you know, Max Scherzer will take his pants off !
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:13 PM (#6026218)
#### you, Kevin Kiermoron !
   28. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:14 PM (#6026219)
Baseball is being killed right now. Nobody says anything.
   29. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:14 PM (#6026220)
Schwarber now has slightly more PA at leadoff than any other slot, but he has plenty at 6th, 5th, 2nd, and 4th - in that order.

highest OPS is batting 8th (.960), but only 93 PA there.
his .930 batting 4th is his best overall, really.
worst is 3rd (.553) in just 44 PA.
   30. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:15 PM (#6026221)
Review that ####.
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:18 PM (#6026224)
We are witnessing the rape of baseball !
   32. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:20 PM (#6026225)
The lowlights of umpiring back to back ! shame !!
   33. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:21 PM (#6026226)
The only thing that will erase that shitshow... a red sox win !
   34. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:22 PM (#6026227)
It gets better by the minute.
   35. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:23 PM (#6026228)
Finally a good call.
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:25 PM (#6026229)
Cora is retarded.
   37. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:27 PM (#6026231)
Good job Cora.
   38. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:30 PM (#6026232)
Lucky catch.
   39. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:32 PM (#6026233)
Alex Cora is the biggest idiot 2021 !
   40. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:34 PM (#6026234)
Basically just idiots
   41. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 24, 2021 at 10:15 PM (#6026243)
Rays beat the Red Sox, with the only run of the game scoring on a WP in the bottom of the 9th. That runner reached 3rd on a poor throw/catch when he stole 2nd.

Not a happy flight back to Boston, one would assume. Probably arriving ~ 3:00 AM, while the Yankees had an afternoon game at home, completed in a crisp 3:03, before heading to Boston for the weekend series.
   42. Howie Menckel Posted: June 24, 2021 at 10:42 PM (#6026247)
Orioles lost their 20th straight on the road - take that, DBacks!

but AZ last road win was April 25 - two full months ago. they go to SD this weekend, then STL
   43. salvomania Posted: June 24, 2021 at 11:13 PM (#6026250)
but AZ last road win was April 25 - two full months ago. they go to SD this weekend, then STL

No matter what happens in SD, the DBacs should do fine in STL. The Tigers spanked them earlier in the week, and they're losing 8-2 to the Pirates tonight.

Carlos Martinez has an ERA of nearly 7.00 and is firmly entrenched in the rotation.
   44. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 11:46 PM (#6026251)
Didn't Maddon put him there a few times when he was with the Cubs? I seem to remember this and he did quite well there at that time also? Or am I misremembering?

You are correct Maddon put him there. Alas, he did not do well. This tear has brought his leadoff splits equal to his overall numbers but prior to this, it hasn't worked particularly well. In particular, this was part of the Cubs' strategy in 2017 where he hit leadoff for almost all of his first 36 starts -- he hit 190/312/381. You're probably remembering the flipside -- the move was widely blamed for his poor 2017 performance. They used him there a lot in 2019 and he did Schwarber-y.

He should clearly be in the HR derby unless that's limited to AS players ... and maybe he should be on the AS team.

EDIT: Or you may be thinking of Rizzo. Several times Maddon put him leadoff to break him out of a slump and that worked pretty well the first few times he did it as I recall. Ross had him batting leadoff a bit this year too.
   45. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 11:51 PM (#6026253)
For those of you with better things to do ... Zach Davies has held the Dodgers hitless through 5. It's a classic -- 5 walks, 87 pitches so I'm not too worried about jinxing him since he's pretty clearly not gonna finish this one no matter what.
   46. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 11:58 PM (#6026254)
And in case you haven't seen it yet, be sure to catch the Astros' barnstorming tour. They've won 11 straight with a +69 run differential. Is that even legal? At this point, unless your name is Martin Maldonado, you need about a 130 OPS+ to crack their lineup. Jeepers, a team 122 OPS+ and 119 ERA+.
   47. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: June 25, 2021 at 12:17 AM (#6026256)
I'm generally in favor of doing your best to win games, but the trend of removing guys who are throwing no hitters needs to die in a fire.
   48. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 25, 2021 at 01:30 AM (#6026257)
A not so tidy no-hitter for the Cubs against the Dodgers. Took 4 pitchers, who managed to walk 8 without giving up a hit. Took 139 pitches, which was once a normal workload for one man.
   49. Walt Davis Posted: June 25, 2021 at 01:34 AM (#6026258)
And the Cubs complete the no-hitter. Davies went 6, 94 pitches, stayed at 5 walks. The Cubs used 3 relievers to close it out, including Kimbrel in a non-save situation in the 9th** -- each of the relievers walked a batter. So that's a no-hitter with 8 walks which I assume breaks the team's old record of 7 by Burt Hooton in his no-hitter (I was at that game!)

The Cubs had pushed the lead out to 3-0 before PH'ing for Davies (which helped extend the lead to 4-0) so they probably could have kept him in for another inning or so. His career highs are 118 and 114 pitches; he's only reached 100 in 25 of his career 138 starts; today's 94 is his season high. Letting him try to finish this one likely would have put both the game and, if he'd survived another couple of innings, his season at risk. As is, using the 3 fresh relievers, the Cubs needed 139 pitches.

** In fairness, he hadn't pitched in 4 days so he was probably gonna be used today or tomorrow regardless.

   50. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: June 25, 2021 at 02:18 AM (#6026261)
This has got to be the first day in MLB history in which 2 pitchers were pulled after 6+ no-hit innings. I probably let Pivetta push it a little further, but I have no objection to the Cubs removing Davies when they did.
   51. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 25, 2021 at 12:34 PM (#6026310)
Orioles lost their 20th straight on the road - take that, DBacks!

but AZ last road win was April 25 - two full months ago. they go to SD this weekend, then STL


And after the Orioles are out of Toronto, they get to visit the friendly confines of Minute Maid Park for three games, so they might be right on the Diamondbacks' tails.

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