He Said, She Said: Recaps for Last Night’s Games (6/16/16)

Prof:  OK, so Scout and I are not Inda, nor will we try to be. But until we can figure out a new recap format and name (out of respect for Inda and her brand, we are retiring “So, What Did I Miss?”), you’re stuck with a tag team recap post. This might be fun; I’m a girl, Scout’s a guy; I’m NL, he’s AL, I’m a little bit country, he’s a little bit rock and roll.



Blue Jays 13, Phillies 2. – Prof: My goodness, that’s an ass kicking. J.A. Happ gets the win, and Aaron Nola gets the hook super early in the game. Can’t wait to see what our Northern Correspondents have to say about this game.

Braves 7, Reds 2 – Look!  Someone the Braves can beat!  Whay to go guys!  Freddie Freeman with his 12th home run.

Rangers 5, A’s 1 – Prof:  Colby Lewis took a no hitter into the 9th inning. What is it about the Rangers that they always blow it in the ninth inning, and usually on the last hitter, too? Remember when Yu Darvish missed a no-no because of the last pitch to the last hitter? The third out is the charm, I guess.

Would you rather have a no hitter broken up in the early game, say the 6th inning, or the 9th inning?  The 9th is much more of a heart breaker, but you can still hang your hat on a dominant outing.  Discuss.

Mariners 6, Rays 4 – Three errors doomed the Rays in a hard fought ballgame.

Orioles 5, Red Sox 1 – O’s Rookie Tyler Wilson pitched 8 strong innings shutting down the Red Sox.

Mets 6, Pirates 4We have a Colon sighting!  Somebody call Statcast!


Tigers 10, Royals 4 4th of July comes early as V-Mart Go Boom.  And Boom.  And then Boom again.


Nationals 8, Padres 5 – Someone pitched to Bryce Harper.  Mistaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

Yankees 4,  Twins 1 – Gosh, C.C. Sebathia is looking good this year.

Brewers 8, Dodgers 6 – These are the sort of games you can’t afford to lose Dodgers.

Fans, homers, bloggites, fill us in on the deets down in the comments.

It’s only appropriate we give you some music to start your day. This is my jam, and this works well for today’s post. There’s no “we” without you and I. Or, as Jeremih says, “there’s no oui without you and I”. Which is also true. Anyway, greet the morning with a smile and HAPPY FRIDAY.

19 thoughts on “He Said, She Said: Recaps for Last Night’s Games (6/16/16)

  1. Somebody thought they were posting a Bryce Harper moment but gave us three dingers by Victor Martinez instead.


    No Feesh game last night as the Rainbow Warriors slept orf their jet lag. Tonight, El Keed is being skipped in the rotation as part of a sinister plan to ease the wear and tear on his cybernetic elbow, so tonight Adam Conley takes on the Rocky Mountain Oysters at Macondo Banana Massacre Field. Rumor has it that there’ll be a bit of salt a-sprinkled in Pete Rose’s self-inflected wounds with a little ceremony to honor Ichiro’s milestone 4257th hit.

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    1. Since the Colon video shows below the Mets score, it makes sense that the video of VMart follows the Tigers score post. I don’t think there was an attempt to post a Harper video.

      With Colon and VMart highlights back to back it makes me wonder, who would you take in a race around the bases? Set your sundials!

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  2. A good offensive showing by one team (17 hits and 5 home runs) and some butt-ugly defense, brain farts and downright sloppy play by the other team (4 errors) usually makes for a lopsided score and this game was no exception. The Jays struck early and often, putting up 3 in the 1st, 4 in the 4th and 4 more in the 8th as the Philly pitching and defense seemed to completely collapse. J.A. Happ turned in another fine QS with 7 innings of 3-hit, 1-run ball. EE is en fuego lately, seemingly in the midst of one of his famous hot streaks, as he has 8 dingers in 14 games for June so far. He added 4 more RBI last night to take over the MLB lead. Donaldson went 3-for-3 and reached base all 5 times he came to the plate. Pillar went 3-for-5 with 2 homers.

    Apparently the new second base slide rule is still giving players (and umpires) some problems. Pillar was called for an illegal slide last night on replay review. The crew chief initially called him out at 2nd but had no issue with the slide itself, but the replay umps in NY said it wasn’t a “bona fide” slide, but it’s hard to slide when the fielder at 2nd decides to plant his foot in front of the bag you are sliding into… mainly because he knows he will get the call no matter what the slide is like, as the runner will make contact with him first. Even the Phillies’ broadcast booth said it was a good slide and that MLB needs to allow the umps some discretion.

    Anyway, my boys now head to Baltimore on Friday, 2 games back of the O’s, so it will be an important series for both teams. Hopefully the Jays’ pitching and offense will continue to do what they have been doing.


      1. You must have particularly loved that brain cramp by Odubel Herrera when he tossed the ball into the center field stands after the 2nd out, letting EE stroll from first to third. Pete Mackanin must have ulcers…


  3. A lot of people have been making the mistake of pitching to Harper lately. Joe Maddon really wrecked him with the walk-a-thon in Chicago last month, and Harper’s been pressing ever since, something he even admitted last night. Don’t know if the home run last night (his first in June) is an aberration or a sign of things to come, but he hasn’t been right for over a month now.

    As for the Nats, last night was a case of just survive, as they were coming off an exhausting series with the Cubs, a late flight to the west coast, and all that, but still managed to pull out a win. Perhaps with a good night’s sleep they’ll be able to take at least three of four from the Padres this weekend.


    1. That doesn’t come close to compensating for the loss of Mini-Mart for 4-6 weeks with a fractured elbow, though. Tough break for the Tiggers (pun intended).


      1. If Victor keeps hitting 3 HR’s a game, I think the Tigers will be OK until JD comes back. And those trots, saunters, sashays or whatever will be much easier on his knees.


  4. It’s so sad. I put Sabbathia on the Cellar Dwellers partly because his next start was against the Twins. If they had beaten up on him I would have been thinking “really, you pick today to have your one decent game of the week”. I probably shouldn’t do that again lest the Gods find it amusing to torture me in fantasy as well as reality.


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