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"rob thompson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"One person is dead and dozens injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas and Oklahoma Friday. Dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed. The death in mccurtin county, Oklahoma and the southeastern corner of the state. More severe weather moving across the south today. More than 10 million jobs have been gained during President Biden's tenure. He's asking voters to focus on job growth rather than the current financial pain with inflation hovering near 40 year highs. Fox's Kevin cork has more. Now, The White House messaging, things aren't as bad as they seem on the economic front. In fact, they'd argue, things are looking up. But of course, that flies in the face of what Americans are seeing with their very own eyes every day. From gas to food to energy to shrinking four-o-one-ks, the evidence isn't just everywhere. It's hitting people in a way they simply can not avoid. Only now it's spilling over into corporate America in particular into the tech sector. Many large American tech companies have had to cut their expenses and in some cases their workforce. It's game 6 of the World Series tonight, and there could be a new champ. Foxes met the politano with a preview. Just an Astros head back home, one win away from their second World Series win in franchise history, and what would be the first ring for dusty baker as a big league manager, his mentality heading into game 6. I'm just going to go out there and enjoy what I have been doing for a long time. But the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to not things up this evening and force game 7 tomorrow manager rob Thompson's advice to his crew, concentrate on doing the little things. I always tell him, focus on the little things and big things will happen. Zack Wheeler gets the start on the mound for the Phillies against Fran ber Valdez for the stroh's first pitching game 6 of the World Series coming up shortly after 8 p.m. eastern. You can catch the action from minute maid park on Fox. Matt Napolitano, Fox News. And I'm chilled to your Fox News. News radio 600 kogo live local breaking. In the Congo news center, I'm Phil Farr, San Diego police looking for a suspect after a man was shot and killed in the 1600 block of K street in the East Village authorities say it happened after 5 30 this morning, officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound he was pronounced dead at the scene. State data released today shows the number of people in San Diego Connie hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped by 5 to 129. Everest price of a gallon of regular gasoline dipping for the 31st consecutive day, $5, 52 cents. Co goes updated San Diego weather. Here's what we're looking at, we're looking at temperatures. In the 60s and 70s today, overnight lows in the 50s, and then The Rain could come tomorrow night right now, downtown, it is 68°. I'm Phil farrar on news radio 600 kogo.
"rob thompson" Discussed on WTOP
"Sponsored by rocket mortgage. I'm Wendy Gillette in New York, North and South Korea both sent military planes into their respective airspaces as tensions remain high. That comes after the north test fired around 30 ballistic missiles over the past two days. CBS News correspondent Tom fode reports. The skies around the tense border between the two Koreas were full of military jets today, dozens, maybe hundreds of them, South Korea reported spotting about a 180 North Korean warplanes in the air, so it says its rambled about 80 of its own, including advanced American F-35 fighter jets. Twitter is getting ready to launch massive layoffs correspondent Matt piper, with the details. The layoffs will reportedly begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time. A company-wide email states those who do not get a pink slip will get a note to their work emails, those who are being laid off will get a notification via their personal emails. Reports are as many as half of its 7500 employees will be let go. It comes one week since Elon Musk took over the social media giant. And about face from an NBA star Annette star Kyrie Irving came under intense criticism for posted a link to an anti semitic documentary on Twitter. After initially refusing to take accountability for his actions. I can not be anti semitic if I know where I come from. Kyrie Irving changed his tune last night. He posted an apology on Instagram, saying he's deeply sorry and wants to move forward by having an open dialog to learn more and grow from this. The apology came hours after the Brooklyn Nets suspended him without pay for at least 5 games. Stacy Lynn, CBS News. The midterm elections are Tuesday, CBS evening news anchor Nora O'Donnell on the cost of the election. The nonpartisan research group opened secret says this election is on track to be the most expensive midterms in history with nearly $17 billion expected to be spent in state and federal races. Houston is up three to two over Philadelphia in the World Series after a three to two win, last night, Phillies manager, rob Thompson. Just keep fighting. Just be yourselves. Keep playing hard because that's what they do. They play it as hard as anybody out there. We just couldn't get a big hit. Game 6 is tomorrow night in Houston. The Labor Department's employment report is expected to show the U.S. gained another 200,000 jobs last month. Bank rate dot com's Mark Hamrick. As long as the job market remains fairly strong, they're well continue to be an opportunity for people to seek additional income, including by changing jobs. While wage gains viewed broadly have not kept pace with inflation, jobs switchers have been seeing more substantial as long as the CBS News. This hour's newscast is presented by rocket mortgage. When you need cash out of your home and a simple way to get it, rocket can
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Producing from the Sarah Abbott studios is Sarah Abbott, Taylor swank is working from the swank studios in the foothills at Connecticut and on buster only working in Philadelphia. First off, good morning, guys, how you each doing? Buster, we talked before the show. The wall is here. The grind is officially set in. I'm worn out. You know, I was hoping for the Phillies to just wrap it on up. That's what we root for here. We don't root for teams. We root for short series. And Sarah wearing a Phillies cap today 'cause you were a three week lifelong Philly fan. Yeah, you know, yesterday was tough. That was a tough, tough day for all the lifelong Phillies fans, and I'm sure for the actual lifelong Phillies fans, it was even tougher. So my heart goes out to them. I am wearing a Phillies hat because when I won or when I wore the Phillies hat, they won. So you got to mix up the mojo, you know, I got a spice it up. So that Los yesterday hand up, that was on me. I should have wore the Philly's hat. See, Sarah, along those lines, you know, before yesterday's game, we meet with the managers before every game. And so we sat down with rob Thompson and boro Perez, our colleague, looked over at him and said, hey, you know, what was your conversation like with a barber? And he noticed that rob got a haircut yesterday and Eduardo said in the booth toward the end of the no hitter like and he didn't say this on air, but he was like, if I'm rob Thompson, I'm not getting my hair cut for anything after what happened in game three. The board of his laughing at himself with that. He wasn't criticizing rob. Because he was like, boy, you got to keep it going, right? You got to roll through it when you have a good thing going. And they got no hits, and maybe we're going to walk in there today and rob will have like hair taped to his head someplace trying to put it all back together, right? That was a bold move, mister Thompson, respectfully, that was a very bold move. Yeah, so it was a very unusual game last night. Of course, it's only the second no hitter in World Series history, but I got to tell you, you know, I was, you know, watch the game and then did the postgame interviews and we did the postgame show and I sat up with Dan schulman afterward after the game and I'm like, you know, when I'm thinking about it from beginning to end, what I saw from one team's pitching staff against another team in a postseason game, that was the most dominant performance I've ever seen. There wasn't a moment when you thought, wow, the Phillies almost got to hit there. It was incredible. Like what we saw last night from the first inning of the 9th inning, I've never seen before. And I've covered no hitters by David wells and David Cohen and Jake Arrieta. I've never seen a team completely dominated in the way that the Phillies were last night. And this was just 24 hours after they put on this unbelievable show with the 5 home runs and 7 runs against the Astros. It was pretty incredible. And you know, it feels like I'm still processing it as we go in terms of how great Christian Javier was. All right, early on, Aaron nola the Phillies was pitching just as well as Christian Javier, keeping the Astros off the board. There were runners on base when this happened, the top of the second. Vasquez
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"It just felt to me like they kind of had an idea what was coming, which makes you think, if it goes 7, now what? Like it would be mccullers turn to start again. Javier would be ready. I would think in relief, all hands on deck and all that. And game 7 seems like it's a year away. But I'm sure the Astros are having some oh boy. What do we do if it gets to 7? Because he's got to do more than execute better. He's got to change his pitch mix if he's going to face them again. Yeah, I think dusty had game 7 in his mind as that was playing out last night, as you know, there's been some criticism of dusty for in the eyes of some, not getting mccullers out of there sooner. Dan, I was watching that. I'm thinking, dusty, thinking is, you know what, I might need this guy and say game 7 and I need him to pitch? Like, you know, going into that game last night, he'd only pitched twice in 28 days. And so he needed Lance mccullers to have an outing where he's on this mountain. He's working through some things. And he needs to do everything he can to help make him better in a game 7. And I got to believe, yeah, that if there is a game 7, mccullers on the mound, it's going to be very different, right? With his pitch mix. Yeah, I would have to think. And I think one of the tricky parts for dusty, you know, is mccullers had sat down 7 in a row coming into the 5th inning. Like he was looking fine. He had gotten the two through 8 hitters or one through 7 hitters, I think, 7 in a row. And then he gets the first out of the 5th inning. So he had set down 8 in a row, and then marsh, the number 9 hitter gets a base hit. You know, if he had given up kind of an innocuous single in the third and innocuous single in the fourth and schwarber's leading off the 5th, maybe he doesn't even come back out for the 5th inning, but he had set down 7 in a row the 8 and 9 hitters were the first two guys up. He gets the number 8 hitter Segura and nana base hit for marsh and then boom, boom. And then it happens in the blink of an eye. So, you know, it was one of those things where things maybe could have turned out different. And they're not going to win the game. No matter what happens, but what it might have done if he had come out earlier is force rob Thompson to use Jose alvarado or forcing him to use Syrian domains or force him to use David Robertson or something like that. And maybe that compromises them a little bit tonight or tomorrow night. So, you know, because you saw alvarado got up and then they hit the homers and he sat down and then kind of brogden was the guy who got up. So it allowed rob Thompson to really make moves a little bit more freely. And it's always tricky. You know, you're trying to win this game, but you're thinking about other games and sometimes when you try to straddle the line a little bit too much, you don't achieve either rule. Yeah, and you led perfectly into my next question, how big was that for the Phillies that they didn't have to use any of their big relievers last night? I think it's huge because the way baseball goes these days, as you know, is three days in a rosa thing. You rarely see guys pitch three games in a row. Three days in a row. I know it's the World Series, but still, even if they go out there, they might be a little bit compromised. But now rob Thompson doesn't have to worry about that. That's gone. He can, he can load up his big guys tonight and tomorrow night. And then they get a day off. And then there are two games down in Houston, if necessary. So I think it was really big. And listen, Nick Nelson, in the 8th, inning when he walked a couple of guys, it almost forced Thompson to make another move and go to somebody else that he didn't want, but it was one of those nights where things worked out. They just played out perfectly for rob Thompson. The moments happened at the right moments for him to be able to make the bullpen decisions that he wanted to make. Now, how much fun is it for you to watch rob Thompson manage in this World Series? Because you guys speak the same language. It's fun to hear that every day. Yeah. So he's from a small town in southwestern Ontario or western stereo, I guess, Corona, Ontario, kind of across the border from Port Huron, Michigan for context for U.S. listeners. But he, as you know, is as down to earth a guy as you will ever meet, not just in baseball, like anywhere, life or 59 years of age, been a coach forever and been passed over for some managerial openings. But now finally getting a chance after Joe Girardi was let go and it's just and I love dusty just as much, you know, as you know, even though destiny as long as I have maybe longer, he's a great guy too, but you know I won't lie when I say that as a Canadian. It's kind of cool to see a Canadian managing in the World Series. No Canadian has managed in the, what we know is the World Series from 1903 on. There was a gentleman in the 1800s who did it before it was really the World Series. But to see rob Thompson getting this chance and to imagine what, you know, all the bars that he talked about the little Italian, the pizza joint, you know, up the street from where his family lived to know what all the bars in Corona and in sarnia and in Stratford and in all the places where he has roots in Ontario, the Canadian baseball community is not huge. It's not nearly as big as the U.S. baseball community, obviously, but there are a lot of people taking a lot of pride in really enjoying what rob Thompson is experiencing right now. And you know, good things you like to believe good things happen to good people and it took a while for rob Thompson, but it's great to see him getting this opportunity. He told us it's a cool story yesterday about his contract negotiations. I'll let you go through that. That was really fun to hear him because I thought it was a direct reflection of his personality. Yeah, well, you were the one who asked the question. So you deserve the credit. But he said, here's the best part. He goes, we were on the bus. I can't remember. Was it Atlanta or St. Louis? Like he doesn't even remember what city they were in. And he goes, and Dave dombrowski said, can you come to my hotel room? I'd like to talk to you about something. So he figured it might be a contract, but he didn't want to assume. And he said he went to Deborah's hotel room and they did the contract. And then I followed up and I said, wait a minute, you did it in one night. He goes, what night? We did it in 20 minutes. It took 20 minutes for him to sort out the contract. And within that 20 minutes was him wanting to make sure the coaches were okay. Are the coaches going to stay because I love the coaches. And that's rob Thompson in a nutshell. And you know, he wasn't going to fight about money. He's appreciative of the opportunity. I interviewed Bryson stout a couple of days ago. And I said, what does rob Thompson meant to this team? That was the whole question. He said, he's meant everything. Like he's meant everything. He's just got a deft touch and a way of making the players feel valued and putting them in good spots. You know, even a little thing, The Rain out changed the pitching plans. And I can't remember which among us who among us asked the question, you know, so what did you say to him?
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And without going into all the details of what he told us, I love the fact that, you know, there was a baseball practice that was going to interfere with that, you know, the time that game was going to start. And it was clear that all the baseball players were like, yeah, we're going to the basketball game. It was funny, but you know what? You see the intensity when schwarber was telling us that story, it was like he was reliving the moment. He's such an interesting guy. He's an open book. He's so transparent. He's so direct. He's so intense. And what he has meant to this Phillies team on the field is obvious, like in the batter's box, it's obvious. You know, you hit 46 home runs and you walk over 80 times. But, you know, you and I have been there, talk to his teammates, talk to rob Thompson about the leader he is and the teammate he is, what a pickup. I know he hit two 18 this year, but what a pickup Kyle schwarber has been for the Phillies. Yeah, and if you don't believe it after talking with Philly's people, you would believe it after talking with Red Sox players because they really miss him and they were disappointed that he was not brought back. All right, Lance mccullers last night first pitcher in World Series history to give up 5 homers in one game. What's your take on what happened last night? Well, you talked about it at he talked about it just talked about it. He just doesn't throw fastballs to left handed batters. And it felt, I'm not sure. I don't think there was a tipping thing. I think it was more a game plan and thing. A combination of a game plan thing. And I went back and looked at the 5 home run pitches this morning. Two of the breaking balls were just hangers, like right over the middle of the plate, the one to Harper was just up and right out over the plate. And I think the Phillies were kind of sitting breaking ball whether it was slider or curveball. There's only about a two three mile an hour difference between a slider and curveball. It's not like they're tremendously distinctly different pitches like a lot of guys have. And he made mistakes to guys who can hit the ball out of the ballpark. You know, a lot was made of Harper whispering in bones ear. I'm not sure he was saying, you know, the leg kicks a little bit higher. Harper saw one pitch. One pitch. So I'm not sure there was any tipping conversation. If you said to me that what Harper said to bohm was just nod your head, we're going to make it look like I'm telling you he's tipping pitches, but just nod your head. It'll get in his head and bones just go, that wouldn't surprise me. I think the Phillies might have just had a really good game plan and we're playing some mind games a little bit with mccullers. And I give him a colors a lot of credit. He stood at his locker after the game and answered question after question and said, I got beat. I didn't make good pitches. I think it was a good game plan by the Phillies, some mistakes by mccullers and the Phillies do what they do pretty well, which is take advantage of mistakes and hit the ball out of the ballpark. Yeah, I agree with you when Bryce Harper is a sort who would play 3D chess like that. 'cause he's bad cameras on him since he was about 13 years old. So he knows the potential impact of that and some numbers to back up what you're talking about in this postseason Lance mccullers is around a 109 pitches to left handed hitters and among those he'd thrown two fastballs, two out of a 109 pitches last night, left handed headers, 35 pitches, one swing and miss three homers and Dan the way I was thinking about it after I got back to the hotel room last night. It's almost as if, you know, Lance mccullers were an offensive coordinator who's calling a run play on every single play. Like at some point, it doesn't matter what misdirections you might do or whether there was something that was telling if you know it's going to be a run play. If you know that he's not going to throw you a fastball, Boyd is that narrow it down and you're right about the speed variation of his pitches at the low end is curveballs 83 miles an hour, his fastball is 93. And everything else that change up the slider, that's all in between there, which makes it really easy for professional hitter to narrow it down if he knows there's going to be a run play every single time. Here's the funny part. Lefties only get one 70 against him during the regular season. Like he obviously located and executed better against left handed batteries during the regular season, then he did last night. But with all the analytics that all the teams have to look at the fact that he only threw two fastballs to left handed batters and however many pitches it was that you said, like that's an easy one, right? That's an easy thing to find. There are tougher things to find when you do the digging. And the Phillies, they don't have kids, like schwarber, Hoskins, real Harper. Look at that top four. You know, going into the postseason concerns about their bullpen. What will they get at the bottom of the order? What about the back end of the rotation? All valid things at that point. But one through four, schwarber Hoskins real mutual Harper, that could stand up with any top four in baseball. They've got power. They take walks. They're all veteran guys. They all have at least 6 years at least 6 years in the majors, some of them have 9 or ten years in the majors. They're smart. They know what they're doing up there.
Game 3 of the World Series Is Postponed Because of Rain
"A study ban of showers forced postponement of game three of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies With The Rain now that changes the rotation for the fills as manager rob Thompson will now go with rangers Suarez with reschedule game three Aaron nola takes the help and game four on Wednesday with Noah syndergaard or Kyle Gibson the game 5 starter on Thursday Michael luongo Philadelphia
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"I saw Wheeler pitch and he got hit hard. You're right. But I don't think he's tired. I don't. He's had plenty of rest and even though he's coming back from an injury, and hasn't pitched in the 7th inning since. I've seen him in person dominant in this postseason. He just wasn't dominant in that game. I think he's got a chance to be that guy again. So if they can bring a lead to nola and Wheeler, that's why I think this thing still has a chance to go 7 games. Yeah, I think the reason why I felt like Wheeler might be a classic case and you and I have seen this many times through the years of a starting pitcher at the end of the season being tired was that his velocity was down a few miles an hour. And you just kind of wonder, you know, in an injury a year in which he's had a lot of injuries. Is this something that's a factor form as he goes? I'm glad you brought up rob Thompson, we're going to be talking with Bruce boce coming up about how it is to manage in the postseason. I thought boats had a remarkable eye for the jugular, Joe Torre, I thought, did that really well in a postseason game. Rob Thompson, his first game in the World Series, he really demonstrated that. And what I loved is when we talked to him before game two about his thought process was he didn't look at it as from 30,000 feet, how he was going to structure his pitching. He really looked at the feel in the moment just to try to hold on in the moment in the progression of the game and keep it keep it close to give his team a chance to score. Right. And buster, this has been my concern with Major League Baseball during the analytics era is we are watching from 30,000 feet instead of actually watching the game. Rob Thompson watched the game on in game one. He recognized we have the momentum now, even though we're behind, they are chasing us even though we're behind. That's why he brought alvarado into that game at that spot. And I got to hold it right here because we're going to score some more runs. And we're going to do it soon. And they did. They got the game tired and once you tie it up, everything changes. Don't show all of you to always tell me when you're playing a team that technically is better than you, of over a 106 wins compared to 87. You better punch them in the face first. Otherwise, you better take the game to the better team if you plan on beating them because if you just sit back, the better team is generally going to win. Well, that's what the Phillies have done all postseason is a punched first. Well, in game one, they were the ones that got punched first. And not only did they get off at the mat, they started punching back. They punched back with alvarado in the 5th inning of that game, kept it where it was and got the score tide and then won the game. Again, I can not be more impressed with the way the Phillies played and reacted in game one. So it was important for the Phillies to get one of the first two games this series. I'm sure you agree with me on that. And for the Astros, it was important to get Jose Altuve and Jordan Alvarez going. They did in game two with in the end, he had Altuve getting three hits. We had AJ Hinch in the podcast on Friday. And he said something about Altuve, which really stuck with me. He said, this is somebody who can turn one hit into ten faster than anybody because he can look completely out of sorts. He could be in a difficult space mentally and once he gets rolling, he's unbelievable, and maybe that's the start of something that we saw in game two Tim. Yeah, I don't think there's any doubt. That swing that Altuve took in game one, the strikeout where he was so off balance, he missed it by a mile, but was going one way. The bat was the other. That was so unlike Jose Altuve. By the way, struck out in 16 straight postseason games. Jose Altuve. I mean, only Ryan Howard has had a longer streak in postseason history. Well, he turned it back quickly. And AJ Hinch told me a story. This was several years ago while still managing the Astros. And when they got knocked out of one of those playoff series, I can't even remember which one. Altuve had a bad series, came into AJ's office in tears. And blamed himself for the Astros losing that series. Blamed himself when the whole team lost and the AJ had to say, Jose, look, man, we lost as a team. That wasn't your fault, but that's how sensitive that kid is. That's how much he takes personally every loss and every win. And I know when he struggles, he absolutely feels like he's let the city, the team, everyone down, but when he gets going, you better watch out. There's a reason why he's got this many hits and why he's been this great a player for this long. Now that might have been like the young Altuve, I wonder if he's got more perspective Tim because I spoke of him before game one and I spoke with him after game two and what really jumped out at me was how much more perspective he seems to have now and maybe it's going through the science feelings aftermath, getting booed in every ballpark, I know this is when I asked him about the crowd in Philadelphia. He just began to get this little grin on his face like, yeah, we'll be okay. We played in some big crowds before. I think that when we talk about the impact that Philadelphia crowd in games three, four and 5, it's about how much they energize the Phillies players. I don't think they're going to have much effect on the Astros players. What about you? Yeah, I don't think so either. And I agree. That was the young Altuve that was crying in AJ's office and he's grown up tremendously since it just shows he's got a sensitive side to him, which actually is a good thing in a lot of ways. And yes, I think the Astros have been through so much. They are so used to being booed. I'm not saying they use it as a positive.
"rob thompson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"The Yankees fans would still think that the Yankees screwed up by not getting him or not offering in more before the season, not that they knew he was going to have one at the all time best seasons of the best walk year ever. It's a tough spot either you sign Aaron judge for a blank check basically or Yankees fence will riot even more than they already are. And if you get judge, then you have a whole lot of money tied up in judge and Stanton and Cole and some obvious holes to fill. So it's a tight spot by Yankee standards, obviously. Yeah. All right, so we'll talk more about that. I'm sure. But just quickly on the World Series, so we've got a whole lot of days here without baseball at more podcast episodes before this World Series actually starts. But on paper, obviously a significant mismatch here, a gap of 19 regular season wins and maybe even more if you look at underlying metrics and run differential and such. And like even if you just limit it to the wrap Thompson era and you pretend that the JoJo already fillies didn't exist, the Astros still were a lot better over that period and like everything the Phillies are good at, the Astros are better at and everything the Phillies are bad at the Astros are good at. So Philly's good starting pitching. Astros, maybe the only team with better starting pitching this year. Philly's better bullpen than the affiliates have had Astros better than the Phillies, you know, you think of the Phillies as a good offensive team, Astros probably even better there, I guess, more debatable, maybe late in the season without Brantley and with Harper back to full strength and everything, but you know, during the regular season, the Astros were better. And then obviously the weakness of the police, the defense, the Astros are one of the best defensive teams. So, there's no real reason unless you believe that the Phillies have momentum or team of destiny vibes or whatever it is that you would pick the Phillies to win this series, right? I mean, it could happen, obviously. I mean, the other reason I can think of is this is going to go out in public and I don't want to get stabbed at wawa this one. Because you are in Philly right now unless you can not be. I'm in south Jersey. We're close enough. Yeah. I was going to say the certain Wallace or even stab here than the. Yeah. Well, if you're putting on your almond in the press box. For a moment. This is true. I mean, I said, I think I said it on the fangraphs audio I did with Jason Martinez last week before I considered the possibility that the Phillies might win that series. Yeah. What I thought then was he asked yours are gonna just absolutely mess up the Yankees and they were gonna mess up whoever came out of the national league. And I think that's still the empirically sound thing. I think the one situation or the one area where I think the Phillies are better than the asterisks they have a deeper lineup, like they really do go one through 9 and like catcher is kind of a weak spot for the Astros, even though Chad McCormick had a couple of big moments. But like the asterisk pitching depth, I don't know how you get around that. Like the Phillies, the Phillies beat up some good braves pitchers, but what they did, the reason they got past the San Diego is a teed off against the middle relievers, and the ASTRO don't really have, like, every picture. Number four starter or like yeah. You know, I wrote about Ryan stanek in the last week or so of the season and like what is he like their 6 or 7th best reliever? Yeah. Depending on how you measure it, like I'll say that the Philly's do have the offensive talent. And even by the way, like the ester's bullpen and sat deep after the Phillies use sibling rivalry to take film mate on it. Out of the postseason. So maybe like that, they set themselves up for success there. But it's just it's gonna be really hard to find guys to tee off on the way they did with some of the Padres middleware. Like Shawn and I and my Clevenger guy just absolutely wrecked in Gates. That's not gonna happen. So, you know, I'm not gonna say it's, I believe anything at this point, but you do sort of have to go to the Phillies or they have momentum, they play with great team spirit, they look like the team of destiny, all of which is true, but that kind of thing remains true until it doesn't, and there doesn't seem to be any warning. So, you know, this could be like a 2007 World Series situation, or, you know, we could be climbing light poles again in two weeks time. Yeah, maybe brand cashman should be fired for not naming rob Thompson manager. Thompson was in the Yankees organization for years and years and years. Became the bench coach, little did we know. He invoked the 2004 ALCS in his press conference because somebody said you're going to play the Astros, he said, don't assume I was on the Yankees in 2004. See, that's the proper use of that. That is directionally appropriate. How much the Yankees wish they had him. Have you seen this take in the wild because like, I want to go like submit a pitch to the post. Yeah, that'd be good one. Anyway, I hope it's a fun series because we haven't had what's Yankees guardians the only series that's gone to a final game, right? Gone the full length, this postseason. The mets and Padres in the church and in a longer series, we just haven't seen it. So there's been plenty of entertaining baseball list postseason, lots of fun upsets and Nestor's dominance and everything else you would want. But we haven't really seen. I mean, we haven't seen a series of 6 or 7, so it would be nice. If that happened, just to stave off the off season, obviously, but also because it'd be a nice competitive series. And it'd be nice if the Phillies actually put up a fight against the Astros here at the very least. So I'm hoping for that. And yeah, it's just, you know, there's no real weakness other than, I guess, maybe the bottom of the lineup with the Astros, but like Verlander got rocked in his first postseason start, you know, who's to say like obviously all those guys. But if you're so mean to Meg today. Yeah. If you're banking on one of their starters getting rocked, that's not a winning hope. Yeah. It could happen, but you're against it. And then, you know, it does, and you're like, aha. I have succeeded. Yeah. And then you are done Alvarez is like, funny. Funny story. Funny thing about that. They can sweep even without Jordan doing all that much. Right. Somebody can control that at some point. Somebody could be like, oh, we figured out how to do it, you know? But I guess it's better for it to be directed at me. Yeah. You could take it. Ben's afraid of me. Yeah, I don't want to be inhospitable. But yeah, he had a 6 75 OPS in the CS and the azures didn't miss a beat. It's like, Zach said, when we had our ringer MLB show reunion recently, like what Jeremy Pena has done has been really important at the time. You were saying that because it's like he's getting on in front of Jordan. And so when you're done does damage, then Pena is a base, but in this area, there was just no, he just does the damage himself. Yeah. He's the MVP. So he's so, you know, it's not like this was the first time I had watched the Astros, but especially watching him receive his ALCS MVP trophy. I was like, you're just so baby faced. It's like, you know, him and all that. They look so young and then they, you know, they do something. Not baby baddie, though. He is pretty built. Yeah. Yeah.
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Tyone, mediocre pitcher, Nestor Cortez, a little bit better, you know? The Major League Baseball, they want the Yankees in the ALCS against the Astros, the blockbuster matchup, and then, you know, they kind of string things along with The Rain delay last night, you know, no updates for anyone even all the people in the stadiums. So I feel like it was like a little bit of a head fake, you know, for the Yankee fans and also kind of a gift to the Yankees organization because all these people are stuck in their stadium. They're buying food. They're buying booze, not a discounted prices. So it's the best of both worlds for everyone. I think it makes a lot of sense. Sarah, you buy in any of that? So I feel like I'm at liberty to judge very well here because I actually took a conspiracy theory class in college where this was part of my education. You majored in conspiracy theories. In conspiracy theories. So I was with Taylor until he said that they weren't updating the crowd, which makes me think they were doing actually everything they could to get the game going and not wanting the crowd to leave because if they left and the game continued, we would be in a difficult situation. But a for effort, a prep. I got to say at the moment, I'm not very open in conspiracy theory. And one of these on a late season Sunday Night game where it's in the middle of the communication between people about whether or not the game is going to rain out or was it not going to rain out. And a story came out saying that ESPN hang in there and try to get the game played because they want to resume because they wanted an Aaron judge at bat. And I just, I was laughing, knowing exactly where each of those executives were in the moment, and yet we were a thousand words a conspiracy theory. So Taylor, I'm going to tell you later why I think you're wrong, okay? Okay. I'm ready for it. All right, well, game 5 is scheduled to be played today at four O 7 Eastern Time. Nestor Cortes will pitch on three days rest for the Yankees. That's a change for the Yankees. They initially hit scheduled jamison tie on, but as we talked about on the podcast yesterday, Nestor Cortez is in the circle of trust. And he'll be facing a fully rested Aaron sobol who, let's face it, probably is not going to last that long. The guardian's tremendous bullpen is fully rested and this is probably a bullpen game. Later today, after that game in all likelihood, the Phillies will take on the Padres in San Diego to start the national league championship series is rob Thompson, the Phillies manager, talking about what it feels like to be in the NLCS. Pretty fantastic really. I mean, you know, as I've said many times, we came out of spring training and we knew we had a real good ball club. So being here doesn't really surprise me. Based on the club we thought we had come out of spring training, but we got off to a slow start and it kind of snowballed a little bit and I think the club lost your confidence a little bit. And then in May, we really had a tough schedule. And then in June, we started turn it on and got hot, stayed hot, confidence grew back into the team. And they've rolled right through it. So it's been pretty good. And my surprise that we're here now, but based on the start of the season, maybe a little bit. Yeah. Rob has asked about postseason pressure. I think we'll play just exactly the way we're playing. I think our guys are really loose, really poised. They're owning up to the moment every moment. It comes their way, and I'm proud of them for that. And I don't think I don't think their mindset or their heartbeat will change one bit. The Padres are the 5th seed in the national league, the Phillies are the 60 in the national league is that as opposed to began in Bryce Harper was asked about similarities between Philadelphia and San Diego. I mean, I think people kind of counted us both out, right? I mean, it was kind of just LA is going to win or the braves are going to win or the mets are going to win because those three teams are so, so good and so dynamic and they had such great regular seasons as they always do. I think this is going to be a great series. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I know that we're looking forward to it as a team and the opportunity to come in here and hopefully win a game and get home. And I think we're all excited for that opportunity and we're looking forward to it. The Padres are favored to win the series and manager bob Melvin was asked about that. Yeah, I don't think matters are all good teams we're playing and these guys playing great right now. So we've got our work cut out for us just as much as we did the last couple of series. But we kind of try to more concentrate on what we're doing. Our style of play and kind of go from there. And he was asked about facing the Phillies. Doing some things a little differently. You know, certainly have some starters to get your attention, some bullpen guys. I think they're getting Robertson back to making short in games there. They have power. They run the bases. They steal bases. They can beach in different ways. So we have to be ready for them. Any number levels. Speaking of the Padres, there was a story in the San Diego union tribune that suspended padre star Fernando Tatís Jr. had a second surgery on his left wrist last week. That's the one he heard in the motorcycle accident last off season. There were recovery time he isn't expected to alter his status for the 2023 season. As you know, he was suspended right after the trade deadline and he was already going to miss the first 40 games or so of the 2023 season. Taylor, what else you got? It seems very daunting that he's going to miss 40 games next year still.
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Phillies manager rob Thompson described Castellanos performance. Outstanding. Swimming about really well had some big hits. Made a great play in the 9th and that sliding catch to get the second out of the night. So yeah, I hope that's the start of something because he's been out for a long time and maybe he's getting really getting his timing back now. It's a big moment, you know, in this series first game of the series to win this game is huge for us. So, you know, he's had some big moments. He said he had a home run here earlier in the season that won a game for us, but I was a great game for him. Here's Nick Castellanos. After you made your catch, you laid on your back and you looked up at the sky, looked like you were happy, you were relieved. I mean, what was going through your mind after the catch? I mean, all the above just kind of looking like thank God I caught that ball. Just they obviously had a big point in the game right there with putting them within one. So to be able to catch that and have two outs and nobody on base, I mean it was huge. Braves manager Brian stet gert talked about not being able to capitalize against rangers Suarez with runners on base early in the game. You know, we had him on a rope, some he was struggling too, and we just couldn't get a big hit. I mean, we had the deck stacked in our favor three times. Against him and just we couldn't, they got big hits, and we didn't. Sitka was asked about checking with max frade, given his physical issues. I just want to make sure he's okay. They want anything with his arm or anything like that. And I think it's just, I just don't know if there's anything in the tinderbox in there, fire and a little bit, you know, it was probably time off to sickness, whatever. So we really through that part of the lineup of just trying to get him through one more, really. And in the past he's been able to do that. But it just wasn't working for him today. A former Los Angeles angels employee was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday for providing angels, pitcher, Tyler skaggs, the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas. Trusted in orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and leg shackles, didn't react when the judge read a sentence, K faced at least 20 years in prison on one of the two counts. One other note, Pete petit, was hired as the new general manager for the San Francisco Giants. He replaced Scott Harris, who has moved on to the Detroit tigers. And by the way, today, we're going to be talking with tigers manager AJ Hinch, who's going to give us his view of the decision by Scott service. Last night in The Bronx, the Yankees and the guardians, a lot of pressure on Garrett Cole going into this game to perform like an ace, and in the top of the third inning, the guardians took the lead. The two O's hit to ride
"rob thompson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"He was also a Hall of Famer, but most of his career was in the 19th century, so the Phillies, they've been shorthanded in the outfield and they've been trying to find solutions there and they traded Mickey moniak for Brandon Welsh and they released Herrera and Bryce Harper is not quite back yet, although should be pretty soon. Anyway, Nick meton, the infielder, played left field on Wednesday of this week, marsh left the game and maitan came in on Tuesday after marsh departed. So it was the first time meitan had played outfield in the big leagues and he played less than one game's worth of innings in the outfield in the minors, but he played okay on Tuesday, he made a diving catch and a catch in the corner and Philly's interim manager rob Thompson said he looked like Ed delahanty out there, which like I can't imagine. People were thinking that. No. First of all, who knows what Ed delahanty looked like out there? He last played in 1902. So we don't have great game footage of the out and left, which is just interesting that he would go there. It's almost like showing off your knowledge of baseball this time or Philly's history to just drop a delahanty like that. I Googled best left fielders in Philly's history, which I wasn't sure whether that post would exist, but it did. There's a 2020 MLP dot com Philly's top 5 left fielders, and this is by Todd solecki. And he actually excluded at telehealth from the ranking on the grounds that he played too long ago, basically. So he's like, you know, that's not real baseball. So he excluded at the end the original Billy Hamilton just because they played so long ago. And so he had sherry McGee at the top of the list to play not that much more recently than Adele hante, and Greg kuczynski, pat Burrell, and Gary Matthews. Now, some of those players, you probably would not want to comp from a defensive standpoint, you know, if you said that you looked like pat Burrell out there. That might mean you looked like a good hitter or just a handsome guy, but probably not that you were a great glove. Anyway, I'm impressed by rob Thompson dropping an Ed delahanty and also it's perfectly timed because we're up to 1892, which was at Dallas first star level season for the Phillies. And also, he was a star on the 1900 Phillies, whose sign stealing scheme was alluded to on the LastPass blast, so there we go. I managed to tenuously connect these observations. The actual past blast here comes as always from Richard hershberger. Historian, safer researcher, and author of strike for the evolution of baseball. And Richard reporting from the saber convention writes two reports connecting baseball of 1892 with baseball of today. The first comes from sporting life of February 20th, 1892, discussing John Montgomery's spring training plans for the Brooklyn team. Words arrangement for his spring visit of the Brooklyn team to Florida exceeds anything that has been arranged for several years. Last spring, the Brooklyn's and Chicago's had to pay $700 between them for the use of the St. Augustine grounds, the club was compelled to pay $3 a day per man for hotel accommodations. This year, ward gets the Ocala grounds free of rent and the Ocala people secure hotel accommodation for the team at $1 a day per CAPiTA. The city also furnishes the entire team with round trip tickets for the trip down and back. The grounds are in good condition, well fenced and have plenty of seeding capacity. Richard writes, this is the earliest example I know of a direct government subsidy to attract a baseball team. It is only spring training, but a portent of greater things. So if you want to look at public funding for ballparks and so forth, maybe this is the first example, 1892, given the team a steep discount and free travel to come down and play spring training. So that's precedent setting. The second one comes from the sporting life's Pittsburgh correspondent in the May 14th issue. This is our second straight or almost second straight pass bus we were talking about hotel pricing in the 1890s. This is big. But may 14th, this is a little bit different. The refreshment receipts are big, but all the proceeds for this go to Harry Stevens, who has put up $600 for the privilege and will make 6 times that amount through his hustling, one day recently, this stand took in $76, and you know there is a great profit in that line. There are good many kickers about the price Stevens charges for his liquors, but Harry meets them by saying in a pleasant way, now you surely can not expect a meal with a baseball ticket, will pay 15 cents for a lemonade in a bar room and never make the slightest kick. And Richard observes there are two connections with the present day. The obvious one is the complaint about inflated ballpark prices. The less obvious is the person of Harry Stevens, he was a real go getter rising from steel mill worker to selling scorecards to holding the refreshment concession in many major league parks. Harry M Stevens incorporated survived his death in 1934 until it was published in 1994 by Aramark corporation, which sells overpriced stadium food to this day. All right, thank you to Richard and to all of our stat blessed questioners and researchers and I guess that will do it for today and for this week. All right, before
Strider, Rosario power Braves to 13-1 rout of Phillies
"Spencer strider struck out a career high 13 is a brave buster on the Phillies to win their fourth straight 13 one Strider beef Phillies for the third time this season going 6 and two thirds giving up one run on three hits It's good to see the spider play well but also hung one with two shirts and to haul and now he hit the double so not all of them are great but yeah it's good good night overall Philly's manager rob Thompson's strategy for a bullpen game was foiled by Eddie Rosario as 5 RBIs and homers by Orlando RCI and Marcelo zuna The braves halted the Phillies four game winning streak as they moved within two and a half of the mets Jim Hart Atlanta
Gibson keeps ball in the park as Bohm, Phils edge Cards 1-0
"The Philly shut up the Cardinals for the second straight game with a one to zero win at Bush stadium Alec baum's 9th inning sacrifice 5 plates the game's only run that fills now have a record of 24 and ten under interim manager rob Thompson who took over on June 3rd I think people feel like we're settled in all of that now and not that we'll never lose a game like that but I think they'll confidence that they're going to finish We're going to start looking to finish what they start and that's the way we've been playing lately Philadelphia has won three straight the red birds have fallen short at 8 of their last ten Mike Reeves St. Louis
Schwarber homers twice in Phillies' 11-0 romp past Nationals
"Batting lead off Kyle schwarber golfed a three two pitch over the center field fence in the first inning and that would prove to be the only run the Phillies would need But schwarber didn't take any chances with two down in the third he launched another solo home run pulling this one to right field From there teammates picked up the slack his Philadelphia cruise to an 11 nothing beating of the visiting nationals The Phillies have righted their season going 22 and 9 since June 1st all but one of those wins under interim manager rob Thompson They sit third in the NL east Washington is last I'm Ben Thomas
"rob thompson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"This. The Philadelphia Phillies are 14 and three, since they fired Joe Girardi and elevated rob Thompson. Their bench coach, two manager. 14 and three. Now when we talked about that firing, our prior, I would say, was that this would not make a major difference, right? That whatever ailed the Phillies would not be fixed by firing Joe Girardi, well now we have a couple weeks, a few weeks of performance. We have a team that was 22 and 29 when giardi was fired that has gone 14 and three cents. They're not quite in playoff position, but they are close, tell me this if they had not fired Joe Girardi. What do you think? Their record would have been over those 17 games. Basically I'm asking you, do you give the change from Joe Girardi to rep Thompson? Any credit for any of those wins? Or are you going to take a hard line, managers don't matter that much stance and say eh, they would have had exactly the same record everything would have transpired the way it already has. Can I split the difference? That's such a cheapy answer, but maybe that's the answer I want. I mean, I think that if you were to replay those same 17 games, 10,000 times, you know? If you could create that set of alternate timelines, do I think that there is some appreciable number of them that involve Joe Girardi and still have this record like, yeah, probably. I don't think that managers don't matter. I just think that they don't matter as much as other things related to the roster, namely the roster itself. Right. And even the places where they interact most directly with that sort of baseline roster in terms of how it's deployed particularly when it comes to pitching, even then we're talking about fractions of a win. So the question is how much do you split the difference how do you split it down the middle? Do you split it just a tiny bit toward went into the skill or the other? It's kind of a tricky question when I put you on the spot on a podcast. It is a tricky question. I guess that my instinct is to say that things wouldn't change all that much because they are still over that 17 game stretch playing the same the same teams, right? Like they are interacting with the same teams. Now here's the thing that Ben, if I had known, you were going to ask me. If I had known that you were going to ask me, I would have looked up in advance, but instead I'm going to see if I can do it quick here because we're, you know what? No, I'm going to put you on the spot, Ben Lindbergh. I'm going to make you turn the tables. Yeah, I'm going to turn the turntables. Are there any were there wins in that stretch that were particularly flukey, I guess they had two, let's see, the last had some close ones. I should mention they have not been playing great teams during this time. Right. So those wins are they played the angels, they played the brewers, good team, not a great team. Diamondbacks, Marlins nationals, right? So more bad teams or mediocre teams than good teams in that mix. Well, because right, because what day did they fire Girardi? They fired him before the angels. Right before the angels series, yeah. And when did the angels fire Joe Mac? Not long after that, maybe. Oh boy, so how do we account for how those two variables interact with one another, right? Madden was still managing the angels when they were playing. That's true. So let's see. In that stretch, they had, they had a walk off one against Los Angeles. They had a walk off win against the Marlins to walk off wins against the Marlins. They had two games go into extra innings. Yeah. So another one run win or a couple one run wins. It looks like during that stretch. Right. And so I would say that, you know, if they had it to do over again, those probably will not probably, but those might break another way because we know that that kind of stuff can be sort of flukey, but I don't know how much I attribute it to the manager. I mean, unless here's the thing that we don't seem to know, at least I haven't seen it reported anywhere. If there has been hot Phillies gas that I have missed, please send it my way, listeners. But I'm not given to understand that and the Phillies players came out after Girardi was fired and were like, that guy sucked. We hated him. He was terrible. There was probably some like reading between the lines that could be that could be done with some of their comments. I imagine, but I don't think that there was a master rebellion. Now, that isn't to say that there couldn't have been, like, a deep seated dislike of Joe Girardi and just the sheer freedom of being and relief of being free of him might not have inspired them to play better. I guess that's possible, but I think that this is probably just a flukey thing. I mean, I've had times in my life not in my current job to be clear where I have had a bad boss, and then that bad boss is left, and I was a lot happier after that. But I have a feeling that it's just a function of them having played the angels and a kind of slumping brewer's team and a middling DX team and middling Marlins team and a very bad nationals team that has largely contributed to their good fortune. Lately, which I don't say as a knock on Girardi, I mostly say it as a credit to the Phillies players who kind of went and did what they were supposed to, you know? Yeah. So if you were going to take the extreme position and say that the Phillies under Girardi were what their record was and the Phillies under Thompson are what their record is and the difference between those two is the difference between Girardi and Thompson. Then you're talking about a difference of, let's say, 6 or 7 wins, I guess, over that 17 game stretch, right? If you just take the Phillies winning percentage, entering that stretch, they're winning percentage during that stretch. That's a difference of about 7 wins and that's over 17 games. So extrapolate that over a full 162 game season and you are saying that wrap Thompson is a 60 plus win manager. So I don't think anyone is going to say that, right? But I kind of don't think that anyone, well, most people, some people are certainly going to say, yep, they would be exactly the same record if they had kept Girardi. Everything would have happened and they would be 14 and three over that stretch regardless. I think some people would stick to that stance. Others are going to come down somewhere in the middle. I just don't know where in the middle because I was inspired to ask this by a poll that Joshi and put up on Twitter when the Phillies were 8 no under Thompson. And he said, had they not fired Joe Girardi? What do you think their record would be in their last 8 games? And he put up four choices, 8 no, 7 and one or 6 and two, 5 and three or four and four or three and 5 or worse. And I don't know that I've ever seen a more even distribution of poll responses. There was almost an equal response to each option there, where no one option had more than like 27% of respondents saying this one and no one option had fewer than 23% of respondents choosing it. So people were very evenly split there and you gotta figure that Joe's Twitter audience is probably skews stad head, right? And maybe a little less managers make an enormous difference. So that was kind of curious..
"rob thompson" Discussed on AP News
" 8 piece four time geffen cool bar, the defending World Series champion braves won their 11th straight game, beating the pirates 5 to three. Adam Duvall Homer twice and drove in three while starter Kyle Wright struck out 7 over 6 innings of three run ball to earn the win. Other Major League Baseball scores, the Giants completed their first sweep of the Dodgers since 2016 with a two zero win, Carlos rodon allowed just two hits and struck out 8 over 6 scoreless innings. It's just something that, you know, we want to build off of keep this momentum into tomorrow and these next coming series. The Diamondbacks ended the Phillies 9 game winning streak in a 13 to one route, handing interim Philly manager rob Thompson, his first loss since replacing the fire Joe Girardi. Other national league winners, the mets brewers rockies and reds. In the American League Matt Carpenter went deep twice and drove in 7 as the Yankees pounded the cubs 18 to four, correspondent Tom merriam reports. The acts who have won 11 straight at home to command early, scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first Isaiah kind of falafel and Joey Gallo each hit it to run double. Carpenter then blasted his first of the day at three run shot in the second to make it 8 one New York. This is a really special group of people in this room. It's more than just talent. I watch it every day the way they compete. Other AL winners, the Astros Blue Jays raise Red Sox guardians rangers and Orioles. In golf Rory McIlroy finished birdie birdie to hold off Justin Thomas and Tony finau at the RBC Canadian open. Here's correspondent Graham agar's. The Irish man was tied for the lead with Thomas with just two to play, but a two shot swing on the 17th secured the victory, his first title defense, and his 21st career went on the PGA Tour. Going up against guys like JT and Tony, and coming out on top. That's something to feel really good about. Female stole second place with the last whole birdie, Thomas claimed third. And Daniel Suarez held off Chris buscher to become the first Mexican born driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in his 195th career start at Sonoma raceway. Geffen kuba, AP sports.
"8 piece four time geffen cool bar the defending World Series champion braves won their 11th straight game beating the pirates 5 to three Adam Duvall Homer twice and drove in three while starter Kyle Wright struck out 7 over 6 innings of three run ball to earn the win Other Major League Baseball scores the Giants completed their first sweep of the Dodgers since 2016 with a two zero win Carlos rodon allowed just two hits and struck out 8 over 6 scoreless innings It's just something that you know we want to build off of keep this momentum into tomorrow and these next coming series The Diamondbacks ended the Phillies 9 game winning streak in a 13 to one route handing interim Philly manager rob Thompson his first loss since replacing the fire Joe Girardi Other national league winners the mets brewers rockies and reds In the American League Matt Carpenter went deep twice and drove in 7 as the Yankees pounded the cubs 18 to four correspondent Tom merriam reports The acts who have won 11 straight at home to command early scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first Isaiah kind of falafel and Joey Gallo each hit it to run double Carpenter then blasted his first of the day at three run shot in the second to make it 8 one New York This is a really special group of people in this room It's more than just talent I watch it every day the way they compete Other AL winners the Astros Blue Jays raise Red Sox guardians rangers and Orioles In golf Rory McIlroy finished birdie birdie to hold off Justin Thomas and Tony finau at the RBC Canadian open Here's correspondent Graham agar's The Irish man was tied for the lead with Thomas with just two to play but a two shot swing on the 17th secured the victory his first title defense and his 21st career went on the PGA Tour Going up against guys like JT and Tony and coming out on top That's something to feel really good about Female stole second place with the last whole birdie Thomas claimed third And Daniel Suarez held off Chris buscher to become the first Mexican born driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in his 195th career start at Sonoma raceway Geffen kuba AP sports
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Bikinis, a researcher at ESPN, who's a honcho on the show, get up and in charge of everything. And that today, ambo includes being the best friend in the world, the Tony La Russa, because when I texted you this morning and asked you for some data behind his decision yesterday, you know what? Maybe there was some rationale behind it. There's no question buster. When I saw this yesterday, I had the same initial reaction as everyone else, which is, what the heck is Tony La Russa doing intentionally walking about her with two strikes. This is baseball in 2022. Nobody can hit with two strikes, right? Well, not really. To be honest with you, Trey Turner is an excellent hitter, and even in the context of his circumstances, I'm not so sure it was the wrong decision, given the information he had at the time. Buster, after the count reaches one and two for trade Turner, this season he's 5 for 15. That's a small sample size. Over the last three seasons, he's betting 360 two with a 6 38 slug and it's the exact situation after a one and two count against a left handed pitcher. So that's enough of a sample that says, you know what? He might do some serious damage here. Not to mention the fact that max muncy was 5 four 40 against left handed pitching, obviously, on deck. Now, does that mean I think Tony larus made the right decision? I don't know. Look, these things are so much easier to judge after they happen. But given all the information that I just laid out, I understand what Tony was doing. Now, I think the obvious kickback here is there's two outs. You're not setting up a double play. There's a left handed hitter that's coming up to the plate. That's obviously not part of the discussion. But on its face, trade Turner still excels in the exact situation in which he was in, max Muncie is awful in the exact situation he was in. Sometimes buster, you can hit a good putt without it going in. Right. And I think if you're sitting in Tony's position and everything you said, I agree with. I think I would have made a different decision than Tony did, but there was certainly data behind it. And I think is he sitting there, he's thinking, okay, who's more likely to get ahead? Trey Turner or max muncy, based on the information, there's no question it's Trey Turner. And thus, there's no question that he made the right decision. And I have to admit buster, it really irked me to read literally hundreds of tweets from keyboard warriors, people that think they know more about baseball than someone who's won nearly 3000 games in the big leagues. Look, Tony la Rus Hall of Fame manager. Clearly Lewis has forgotten more about baseball than any of those people will ever know. Again, I'm with you. I don't know that I would have made that decision. In fact, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to. But that's the difference between Tony La Russa and everybody else. And if you can make the right decision 55% of the time as a manager, you're going to go to the Hall of Fame. He's obviously there. I bet you he slept just fine last night with that the decision that he made of that I'm confident in saying. I would say this if I were covering the White Sox today, the conversation that I would have with Tony would be, you know what? A lot of those numbers may not necessarily apply with the left hander he had on the mount at that moment. Bennett suzu is a pitcher is not a shutdown lefty so far in his career. Lefties have an OPS over 800. So that would be one part that I would say, you know what I mean? Is you're sort of factoring in all these things. That would be the one question I would have with Tony. All that data maybe doesn't apply with this particular left hander. Totally fair, but only contrary buster, the worst argument you can make today is the league's only hitting one 60 with two strike counts this year. You know what? The league is not trade Turner. He's way better than the league average hitter. And you know what? Trade turned her sitting with a platoon advantage, all right? And this is what makes baseball great. Every decision comes with a terabyte. Of data points. And look, that's what makes this thing so fun. But do I think the fact that max muncy hit a home run means that Tony made the wrong decision? Absolutely unequivocally not. You know, a week ago, Tony La Russa would have been in the conversation for maybe the best manager in the history of baseball. But that's not the case anymore. Rob Thompson clearly is. Undefeated. The Phillies never lose with rob in the dugout. Contrary to popular sabermetric belief, the only thing that matters in baseball as we now know is who's managing the team. That is what that is what these Phillies prove. I want to take you back a week ago when you and I think sort of shared the same thought here, which was firing Joe Girardi was putting lipstick on a pig. The police don't have a good roster. And the Phillies fire and George Rodney is just something to do that says we did something. Well, I guess it shows how much I know in that context because there are 6 and O since the firing, they scored 47 runs and allowed 14 runs. It's the team's best run differential in any fixed game span since May of 2008 believes one the World Series, of course, that season. And a glimmer of hope as we move forward here because of course the Phillies are going to lose again sometime soon. Probably this weekend. Kelly has played the most difficult schedule in the national league to date and moving forward only the Cardinals own and easier one. Now, I don't necessarily think the Phillies are on the fast track to the playoffs by any stretch of the imagination. But like you said, I mean, rob Thompson is now at least equal to, if not greater than Connie Mack. But the Phillies might be the third best team in the division. And according to you, the second best team might be the New York mets in the national league. How come? Because as baseball gambling becomes more and more popular buster, I'm just always sort of on the lookout now for numbers or lines or odds that jump out to me and I found one yesterday and I wanted to present to you and your listeners. That number is plus 300. Plus 300 that is the number that you can get the braves at to win the national league east. There are three to one. In my opinion, outstanding value for a team this good. Here's my logic. So right now there are 6 and a half games back last year there were as many as 8 games back in the middle of June. We know that lead was not insurmountable. So there's some history there. Going back to 2019 now and I'm going to exclude 2020 because it was only 60 game season. Atlanta is two games under 500 through the month of May, 53 games over from June on..
Nola sharp, Phils hit 4 HRs, rout Brewers for 6th win in row
"The women continues under interim manager rob Thompson the Phillies got a strong start out of Aaron nola and plenty of offense in a ten zero route of the brewers The Phillies are 5 of those since Thompson took over for the fire Joe Girardi second baseman Bryce Dodd had four hits of the two run home run says the mindset has changed since the managerial switch I think we were kind of not mad all the time but it was a little different but I mean it's been tons of fun and everyone's having fun and everyone smiling Nola was superb he went 8 innings on four hits the Phillies supported him with the long ball Reese Hoskins or Dubois aurea and Bryce Harper hit home runs three of the homers came off brewer's starter Adrian Hauser The brewers have dropped 5 in a row Check Friedman
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Agree with you. I want to disagree with that. I want to yell at you. But you know what? I agree with you. I don't think they're going to catch the mets in the NL east, but I think that they absolutely are going to have a chance to repeat his champions. I picked them to go back to the World Series before the year started. You could see them putting it together. And the most important piece is Ronald lacuna junior. And when you can hit a home run and take 30 seconds going around the bases, that tells you he's feeling pretty good about himself. All right, angels are fillings. I'm going to take the angels, even though I don't like either one of those teams now going to the playoffs. I'm worried for the angel's sake, buster. They lost 11 games in a row. The ERA is slightly over 7 in that time. The bullpen ERA is slightly over 8. The offense was leading the league in run scored a couple of weeks ago and then Mike Trout hit an oak for 26 and Anthony Rendon got hurt again. He's going to be out at least three more weeks. Taylor ward got hurt. Oh Tommy hasn't been quite the same hitter as last year. The only way that team is going to win is they're going to have to out picture and the way they pitch the first month and a half was great, but no a synagogue has struggled in Patrick Sandoval struggled a little bit here lately. So I don't have the angels as a playoff team at the moment because I'm not sure the problems that they have can be fixed easily. Yeah, and they need my try to turn around. By the way, next Sunday, we've got the mets and the angels on Sunday Night baseball. Mike Trout, he's scheduled to wear the microphone for us. So that'll be fun. I think it would be more fun though, Tim. If he gets a hit between now and Sunday, would you agree with me? But buster is this seriously not the most beautiful part of this game that after Willie Mays, this might be the best and Hank Aaron. This might be the best player I've ever seen. And he's in an O for 26. And I watched him closely yesterday just on TV. He's taken strike one. He's behind an account all the time. Give me another sport where the best player that most people have ever seen goes a week and a half without getting hit. This can't happen in the other sports, no great quarterback, completes 30% of his passes. LeBron has a bad game. He scores 16 and 7 and 6. Mike Trout's zero for 26. He's got to get this straightened out and he will. He's way too good to be in a slump like this. And lastly, the Philadelphia Phillies who have not lost a game under the new manager. Since they fired Joe Girardi, a decision which happened right after we got done taping the other day. Here was Joe Girardi who, hey, credit to him. He kept a radio appearance that he had that was scheduled on MLB network radio. He kept at it and he was asked about why he was fired. I think there's a number of things reasons we didn't win. I think we gave too many extra hours. I think at times our both in struggled. And I think some guys got off to some slow starts offensively. And that happens, right? But I think you can overcome sometimes one thing, maybe even two, but sometimes when it's more than that, I think it's somewhat difficult. We underperformed in that falls on me, so this is what happened. Here's Dave dembrowski, the Philly's president. You talked about this decision. I just think a different voice was needed. I think the topper is a different voice and viewed in a different way with the players. I think he will just have a different relationship with them and with the coaching staff. Then what Joe did. And so I think that that difference is what I'm looking for at this point. And I think it will work. I have great confidence in rob that he'll be able to do that. Rob Thompson, of course, work for years with Joe Girardi with the Yankees, worked with him now with the Phillies. He was asked about the differences between himself and Joe Girardi. Well, I think everybody's a little bit different. And they manage the game a little bit differently. And the managers got the final say. The bench coach hitting coach, pitching coach. They try to provide information and but eventually the managers got the final say. And I'm a little bit different than Joe, I'm not going to go into the differences, but I like to think that I'm prepared. And I'm a good communicator with these guys. These guys are the plan is to make sure that all these guys know where they're supposed to be at any given time, whether it's our bullpen, the lineup, whatever it is, I just want to make sure that the guys are prepared. Tim, could this make a difference? Well, it already has, I just don't think it's going to make enough of a difference when you have a poor defensive team. And you have a bullpen that's not very good. Joe Girardi is right. You have those two problems. It's really, really hard to win. Having said that, yesterday was what we used to do. I used to call as a beat guy. That was the circle game yesterday, buster. They had a Grand Slam to tie it in the 8th and a walk off in the night. I don't believe the Phillies have ever done that quite like that in any game in their history. That's how important that was..
"rob thompson" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"How good is their starting pitching, matched up against great teams in the postseason. So we'll definitely be keeping an eye on them. All right, I've got four developments in recent days that I want you to rank in order of postseason relevance, okay? Number one, the Yankees continued to win. They're 39 and 15. Number two, the world champion Atlanta Braves have had their first real winning streak having swept the rockies. The angels continue to lose every day. It's remarkable how this team is utterly collapsed and number four, the Phillies haven't lost since they fired their manager Joe Girardi replacing him with interim rob Thompson. Which one of those four? And we're going to cover all these. Which one of those four is most important for you in terms of postseason relevance? Are you going to yell at me when I do this? I'm going to. I'm going to start right now. All right, well, the number one thing for me is the Yankees winning. I think the Yankees pitching is maybe not as good as it's been lately, but it's really good buster. I told you, I sat down with Aaron Boone in spring training. I ran through his starting rotation. I got to the 5th starter and I said, Nestor Cortez, he's the 5th guy, right? Booty looked at me like 5th guy. He's going to make the all star team. This was in March. And Nestor's been like the best pitcher in the American League so far. It's been unbelievable. So I really like where they're pitching buster. They went, they went three games and allowed a total of 6 hits in three games. Granted against the tigers who are not a good offensive team. Point is severino's back, tie owns really good Montgomery pitches pretty well almost every time out, Kohl's is good at pictures there is in the league and Cortez might be the Cy Young winner so far after two months. After two months. So I really like their pitching, so I'm gonna put the Yankees winning as the number one story that has postseason relevance. And they're on a pace at 39 and 15, the third of the way through the season to win a 117 games. That's how well they're playing. And Tim, what I like from the Yankees perspective is that, yeah, they're not a perfect team, even though they have this great one loss record. And the issues that they have potentially, you know, if they decide to move on beyond Joey Gallo and decide to flip him back out into the marketplace and replace him because maybe he's not a great fit for New York or Aaron hicks. You know, or maybe they decide they want to have an option to upgrade their offensive catcher. The great thing from the Yankees perspective is those are all really fixable problems. Like if you decide you're the Yankees, look, this is a great team, but we want to try to upgrade with Gallo. You can call the Kansas City Royals about Andrew Andrew Ben and tendi. And that moving forward to me is a really important factor with this team. Do you agree? Oh, I totally agree. The problems are fixable in what we are in field defense buster is so much better. I don't care what anyone says. Whoever you put behind the plate is an upgrade over anything they had last or Gary Sanchez last year. Rizzo every day at first, labor and second is where he belongs, of course, kind of falafel is a very good defensive shortstop and Josh Donaldson at third when he's right. He's good there too. And I've seen it buster a hundred times in all the years I've covered when a pitcher has faith. If I put it in the grass here, something good's going to happen. They throw strikes and good things happen. That's what's happened to the Yankees pitching staff this year. They're really good. And their supremely confident, at least in the infield, the ball is going to get caught behind him. All right, braves, angels, Phillies. Where do we go next? I'm going braves next buster. You know, we can't forget that on August 6th last year they were under 500. And then they took off and won the World Series. They just have a way of finding that gear when they need it. And again, no Freddie Freeman that's gonna hurt, but Matt Olsen starts swinging again, Acuna junior in a home or after going 17 games without one. I think they're pretty darn good. I'm not saying they're not gonna beat the mets in that division, but they can make the playoffs. So I'm gonna say the braves are the number two team on this list to have postseason expectations. I completely.
"rob thompson" Discussed on AP News
"Just disheartening And with all this other stuff going on these days I mean this just really hits really close to home I'm Ben Thomas The Ukrainian military is rapidly losing troops in the war against Russia as fighting continues mainly in eastern Ukraine In a military cemetery just 90 miles west of Kyiv another soldier is laid to rest as Ukraine marks a hundred days since the start of the war the burial marks the 40th fighter to die in this cemetery alone as workers rapidly prepare new graves for the next bodies that will inevitably arrive soon Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky has said that Ukraine is now losing 60 to a hundred soldiers each day in combat that number surpasses the almost 50 per day death toll of American soldiers that died in 1968 during the Vietnam War's deadliest year for U.S. forces I'm Karen Chammas AP sports on day ferry in the rangers have a two games to none lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals following a three two win over the lightning Adam Fox set up the go ahead and game winning goals We didn't make too many mistakes that were able to feel them And in order to good job plan from the middle out and feel in our transition Okay Andre Miller capel caco and Micah's abandoned scored for the rangers Baseball and Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a three run Homer in the Cardinals 14 to 5 route of the cubs Red birds manager Oliver marvel is enjoying Goldschmidt's hot streak You get rewarded when you're preparing the way he is and everything that goes into the video where it can just this cage routine and just keeping his body fresh So it's good to see him out there having some fun as well The Philly's fired manager Joe Girardi and replaced him with rob Thompson for the rest of the season Bryce Harper Homer twice as a Phillies gave Thompson his first win ten zero over the angels That's your main goal in the industry training I mean right Like to be the best team you can and we haven't been able to do that in the last two months but we need to put that behind us as quick as possible and come out and play the game each night Joe Maddon's team has dropped 9 in a row We're just not hitting made a couple mistakes on defense You saw that too So the negative becomes contagious Other naturally winners were the Dodgers giants Padres Diamondbacks braves and nationals American League and Garrett Cole took a perfect game into the 7th inning of the Yankees 13 zero thrashing of the tigers The Red Sox guardians and twins also earned AL victories as did the rays Mariners and Astros Rafael Nadal will face Casper Ruud in the French Open men's final on Sunday with Nadal going for his record 22nd Grand Slam title Nadal advanced when Alexander zverev suffered an ankle injury about three hours into their match Even if for me it's a dream being a final of Roland Garros of course that way is not the way that we wanted to be known And he feels very sorry for if you are a human you should be very sorry for the colleague And if I were a quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and senator Alex Mack announced a retirement on Friday I'm Dave ferry AP sports An escape convicted murderer and self confessed contract killer from Mexican drug cartels has been killed by police in Texas but not before he killed a grandfather and four grandsons Law enforcement had searched the rule countryside near center Texas for three weeks for Gonzalo Lopez who stabbed a prison bus driver and escaped may 12th Lopez was serving life for capital murder in the death of a man who owed money to one of the cartels Some time Thursday he encountered Mark Collins and his four grandsons at the family ranch Sheriff's deputies found their bodies after calls from concerned relatives He took their pick up and a number of weapons Andy kahan with Houston victims services and crime stoppers in this from KTRK to lose.
Harper, Schwarber 2 HRs, Thomson wins debut, Phils top Halos
"Kyle schwarber and Bryce Harper H of the pair of home runs as the Phillies belted fire overall and a ten nothing went over the angels Schwarber let off the bottom of the first with his 13th armor of the season he had a second solo shot and the bottom of the 6th That's because it's too homers right It's not like it's going to be guaranteed tomorrow so just keep the consistent work in the cage Later ending in Harper followed with his second home run of the game he had a three run home run and the bottom of the 5th Zach Evelyn allows us 5 hits to pick up the win and then the manager rob Thompson's debut Thompson took over the reins from Joe Girardi who was fired by the Phil's Friday morning Michael luongo
"rob thompson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"At ghrelin van grass and I am joined as always, but that number of the ringer Ben how are you? I'm feeling pretty well. How are you? I'm fine. I'm fine. Neither of us has lost our jobs today, which puts us in a better position than mister Joseph Girardi. His squid is fried. We talked on our last episode about Girardi's chair being wobbly, and in between that episode and this one, it toppled all the way over. Yep. He has gone sprawling on the floor. Joe Girardi has been dismissed as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Yeah, keeping up his radio appearances despite his firing. That's good. Got something to fall back on. Yeah. He'll be back in the broadcast booth in no time, I'm sure. Right, and you know, because of how these things seem to go probably wouldn't rule him out for making another managerial run at some point. No, not at all. Yeah, so we talked about everything that ails the Phillies last time. So we don't have to rehash the whole segment, which was probably pretty depressing for Philly's fans, but I guess baseball life in general is probably pretty depressing for Philly's fans these days and I don't know whether dismissing Joe Girardi helps in that respect. I was gonna say, do you have any of those problems we identified? I don't think it solves the problems. I think sometimes a manager can become a locus of fan anger. Whether it's truly the managers fault or not or what the managers contribution to the disappointing season is, sometimes the manager, you know, they're the public face. They're out there, they're making the moves, they're filling out the lineup cards. It's not necessarily their fault if the people whose names are on the lineup cards are not hitting or fielding or the right people are not pitching. But they're the figurehead. They're the person who's out there on the front whose name is sort of on the stationary. I suppose. So they're a public face of the franchise. And therefore, maybe on some level, it is satisfying to see the person who signaled for the reliever who came in to blow the game, even if it's really the relievers fault for blowing the game. Yeah. JoJo already put them there, although ultimately maybe David brasky put them there. So it doesn't really solve the problem on any fundamental level. Will the Phillies play a bit better from this point forward than they did up to that point? Maybe probably, right? I don't think they've dramatically underperformed because I think they were probably the expectation was that they would be a 500 ish team yet again and that if some things went their way, then maybe that could lead to a playoff appearance in the 12 team playoff format. But 22 and 29, it's not a wild, drastic underperformance, but they've lost ugly a lot lately. Just generally the team as constructed as we spoke about not the most aesthetically pleasing brand of baseball and then they've also had a bunch of really tough losses lately, which presumably is what did Girardi in, so maybe it's satisfying on some knee jerk reflexive immediate level, but then maybe the despair sets in again because he realized that there's a new manager in charge, but the roster is the same. And the new manager isn't even a new addition, really. It's rob Thompson, the former bench coach who's now going to be the interim manager. So does that actually address any of the deficiencies that got the Phillies to this point? I kinda doubt it. And that isn't to say that he was perfect. No. As a manager, or even, you know, above average, as we grade these things with all the great accuracy that we were able to bring to bear. On assessing managerial performance, but yes, it does, it does feel like this is part of your job description when you get hired as a manager and perhaps the part of your job description that you hope you never have to really do. But sometimes you're the sacrificial lamb because it's not like they're going to, you know, they're not going to cut any of their recent free agents on it. So that's not going to help. You know, I don't know what the solution is going to be. I guess you can say at Nick Castellanos and Giles will really be better defenders, but is that going to help probably not. So Dave de brassie said, it has been a frustrating season for us up until this point as we feel that our club has not played up to its capabilities. This is the Phillies president of baseball operations, while all of us shared the responsibility for the shortcomings I felt that a change was needed and that a new voice in the Clubhouse would give us the best chance to turn things around. I believe we have a talented group that can get back on track and I am confident that rob with his experience and familiarity with our club is the right man to lead us going forward. So it's a new voice in the Clubhouse. It's a change. It's sort of a surface level change because there's a lot more change that needs to happen. And maybe you can trace some of that change back to dembrowski, who was not gifted with an ideal situation when he took over in the first place, and even the situation he walked into in Boston, where they had prospects at least they had a farm system. Yes, some of it was him just throwing money around, which can be a useful skill for a GM, but he also had some prospects to.