He Said, She Said: Recaps for 7/5/16

Prof: Did you know that Ben Zobrist beat Daniel Murphy by only 88 votes to win the start for the All Star Game? It’s true. I was three of those votes. I’d like to think those three were very important.

Athletics 4, Twins 11 –   Prof: Twins had a touch of a rain delay. Hours and hours worth, actually. But if you made the trip to the Twin Cities and got all soggy waiting for the game, fear not! The Twins will give you replacement tickets.

 

Padres 5, D’Backs 7All-Star Wil Myers went 4-5 with 2 runs scored in the loss.

Orioles 4, Dodgers 1 –  All-Star Manny Machado with the 3 run home-run.  All-Stars Brad Brach and Zach Britton combined for 5 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 1 hit over 2 innings with a save.

 

Rockies 7, Giants 3All-Star Nolan Arenado hit number 23 on the season.

Brewers 5, Nationals 2Prof:  What’s up with the Nationals? A team like Milwaukee should be easy to put away, but the Brew Crew hands Washington their second straight loss. A scary moment in the 7th when starter Zach Davies and subsequent relief pitcher Carlos Torres loaded the bases with Bryce Harper up to bat. Big Willy Style…er…Will Smith gets the reigning MVP out with a called strike three to preserve the lead.

Royals 3, Blue Jays 8All-Star Josh Donaldson hit numbers 21 and 22, both solo home-runs.

Tigers 1, Indians 12Prof:  Francisco Lindor makes everyone second guess their choice for AL All Star game starter with an RBI double and his usual brilliant defensive play. Cookie Carrasco continues his good season on the bump, allowing only one run in six innings.

Braves 1, Phillies 5This game featured 5 Solo Home-Runs.  Not exactly how Earl Weaver drew it up.

Rangers 7, Red Sox 25 All-Stars, with a potential 6th weren’t enough to keep Boston from falling to third in the division.  Have I mentioned that David Ortiz is an asshole?  Even single’s aren’t good enough for him.

 

Marlins 5, Mets 2 –  Prof:  A player whose name I will not mention went 0-4 upon his return to New York. He has the right to play wherever he can get a job, but I also have the right to boo his sorry ass every single time he steps foot on a diamond. And I will. Scouts: Giancarlo Stanton found the fastball again.  Be on notice.

 

Angels 13, Rays 5Another controversy over foul balls.

 

Pirates 5, Cardinals 2As I’m sure Deadspin will be more than happy to inform you, the Cardinals lost their 40th game of the season.

Yankees 9, White Sox 0Prof:  The Yankees shut out Chicago in a game that was even nastier than than the score allows. New York had 20 hits off a struggling Carlos Rodon.

Mariners 2, Astros 5Houston got home runs from Valbuena, Reed, and Rasmus to power the victory.

Reds 9, Cubs 5Just look at what Billy Hamilton did.  Just look at it.

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14 thoughts on “He Said, She Said: Recaps for 7/5/16

  1. Aww man where’s the John “I just gave up a HR but I’m going to stare down my LF’er as if he threw the shitty pitch” Lackey face?!?

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  2. Last night’s win by the Brewers was their fourth in five games against the Nats this year; the Nats have been great for the most part against teams with losing records, but the Brewers have their number, it seems.

    The Nats appear to be sleepwalking right now, just a general malaise seemingly having settled over the team the last couple of days. The starters have given them a chance to win both games, but Monday they didn’t hit, and last night they didn’t hit when it mattered (8 LOB, plus a CS and a TOOTBLAN). Would like to see them get a win today so they head to New York with some momentum for the weekend, but this team right now looks like they’re just counting the days till the All Star Break.

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      • They discussed it but didn’t watch replay on it. The whole game was kind of an ump show. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an ump circle a meeting on the mound before, but that dude walked all the way around and planted himself. No one was happy with the strike zone either.

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        • I’d love to know if “diffusing the situation” is part of umpire school or not*. How difficult would it have been to walk over and say, “listen Miggy, it’s possible it hit your leg but none of us saw it, so it’s an out.” Let him blow up a little and after 30 sec or so let him know he has to calm down or he’s going to get tossed.

          *It is in soccer. It’s why if you watch a game a ref will call a player over and talk to them after a bad foul.

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    • I love the optimism of the Tigers’ announcers in that clip. Indians are up 7-0 in the 6th, and when Miggy gets ejected, they say: “Indians get a huge break” because they got the out and the ejection of Miggy.

      I mean, I’ve seen sicker dogs than that get well, but it’d be unusual to come back from a deficit like that.

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