He Said, She Said: Recaps for 7/6/16

Prof:  It’s Thursday but it feels like a Wednesday. How does that work?

Scout: So I finally got around to changing the header image.  I hope everyone enjoys!  I think it’s a pretty big improvement truthfully.  Is anyone else ready for the weekend to start already?

A’s 0, Twins 4Prof:  Ervin Santana, he of #SmellBaseball fame, pitched a complete game shutout of Oakland. And so close to a Maddux, too – 100 pitches exactly to get the job done. A shame he couldn’t have just gotten one pitch less.

Orioles 6, Dodgers 4 F/14Mark Trumbo hit two homers.  LA blew their load early, making a ill-advised number of substitutions, which allowed the Orioles to walk Yasmani Grandal to load the bases to get to the pitcher Chris Hatcher who grounded out to end the game.  Love that whole no DH thing right? Butley went 6-7 in the loss.

 

Brewers 4, Nationals 7Harper hit number 18.  Nats have won 7 of the last 10.

Reds 5, Cubs 3Prof:  The marvelously named Tucker Barnhart hit a three run homer to lift the Reds over Chicago. The Cubs keep struggling. They no longer own the best record in the major leagues. That honor goes to…

Rangers 6, Red Sox 11Prof:  …the Rangers, who dropped their series against Boston. Boston went big in the beginning, including five runs in the second inning alone.

Yankees 0, White Sox 5My old buddy Miguel Gonzalez shut out the Yankees over 7 innings as the White Sox cruise to victory.

Angels 7, Rays 2Trout hit number 18.  The Angels have won back to back games for the first time in two and a half weeks.

 

Braves 3, Phillies 4Prof:  Atlanta thought they were going to squeak one by Philadelphia, but then Freddy Galvis happened. A two run homer put the Phanatic’s Phinest ahead of the woebegotten Barves. In more pleasant news, Tyrell Jenkins only allowed one run in almost five innings, but Fredi 2.0 in his infinite wisdom put his faith in Atlanta’s dreadful bullpen. Maybe I shouldn’t write Braves recaps.

Royals 2, Blue Jays 4 – The MLB app on my phone wouldn’t stop telling me about Marcus Stroman’s perfect game that was broken up in the 6th.

 

Tigers 12, Indians 2Prof:  Nick Castellanos powers the Tigers with 5 RBI in Detroit’s first win of the season over division rival Indians. The team from the Magical Land of Cleve have their 13 home game winning streak broken.

Pirates 7, Cardinals 5 The red hot Pirates move into second place in the division working a 7 game wining steak.  Matt Carpenter left the game with an oblique injury that did not look good.  The Best Fans in Baseball™ may be without their All-Star for quite a while.

 

Mariners 8, Astros 96 home-runs in this game as the Astros edge out the Mariners in this barn-burner. Houston is edging ever closer to the Rangers now just 6.5 games back.  It’s still a long road, but not impossible.

Marlins 2, Mets 4 –  Prof:  Giancarlo Stanton joins the 200 HR club with two knocks in this game. Jacob deGrom pitched well, going seven innings and allowing only two runs. Scouts:  Matt Harvey was placed on the 15 day DL with a case of the hurt feelings.  Er..um…I mean “shoulder pain.”

 

Padres 13, Diamondbacks 6 – The best last place team beat the second worst 4th place team.  That’s the kind of insight you just can’t find anywhere else kids.

Rockies 1, Giants 5All-Stars Cueto and Posey are the stars of this show.

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9 thoughts on “He Said, She Said: Recaps for 7/6/16

  1. Yesterday’s Nats/Brewers game was more inline with what we fans have come to expect from the local side this year – some actual energy on offense in the form of three home runs plus a ground rule double, decent starting pitching, and a win against a lesser team. Hopefully it carried over on to their train ride north to the Big Apple for the four game series with the Mets.

    For some reason known only to Dusty, he flip-flopped Murphy and Harper in the order yesterday, with Murphy 3rd and Harper 4th. It paid off, I guess, in that Harper hit his home run in the 1st, a three run shot, although Murphy was the one guy hitting before him who wasn’t on base. Some might suspect that Dusty was engaging in a bit of a mind game with Craig Counsell in doing the swap; recall that on Monday, the Brewers batted out of order, and the reason was that the lineup card they gave the umps had Lucroy 3rd and Braun 4th, a configuration they hadn’t used all year. (The ones posted in the clubhouse and dugout had Braun 3rd.)

    Harper’s 18th home run ties him with Danny Freaking Espinosa for the team lead, something no one saw coming. Espinosa is well on his way to establishing career highs in any offensive category you can think of, and while his closest career comp is still Brian Dozier, he’s got to be having one of the better seasons for a guy batting 8th in recent history. Espinosa is arbitration eligible next year, so it’s possible that Trea Turner might have to learn to play center field on a regular basis if he wants to be with the Nats in 2017 (or even later this year).

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  2. “So I finally got around to changing the header image. I hope everyone enjoys! I think it’s a pretty big improvement truthfully. ”

    Sapporo Dome of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and Sajik Baseball stadium of the Busan Lotte Giants. Coming from the NPB and KBO respectively.

    This is dang AWESOME!

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  3. A slight correction to your Cubs and Rangers recaps, Prof… it is true that the best record in baseball no longer belongs to the 52-32 (.619) Cubs, but it also doesn’t belong to the 53-33 (.616) Rangers… it actually currently belongs to the 54-33 (.621) Giants. It is, after all, an even-numbered year.

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  4. I’ve been on the road a lot lately so I must have missed something. I see that Indaburg hasn’t posted in a couple of months. What happened? Is she ok?

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    • Inda decided to retire from the blog about a month ago, and we wish her well. The door is always open when she feels she can do it again. So you’re stuck with me and Scout doing the recaps now lol.

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