He Said, She Said: Recaps from 7/17/16

Prof:  I want to say thanks to Scout for doing the score posts this weekend. This weekend I didn’t feel so great, I took a lot of naps and spent the rest of the time down in my basement throwing out a bunch of crap preparing for my upcoming move. So, thank you, Scout. I appreciate it. Anyway, we’re back in the swing of things with daily recaps! Let’s see what went down around the league yesterday.

Brewers 0, Reds 1Prof:  Fresh from being called back up from Triple-A, unexpected Milwaukee star Zach Davies pitched extremely well, but the Reds win in dramatic fashion with a walk off passed ball.

Royals 2, Tigers 4 –  Yodano Ventura allowed two runs on a balk and a wild pitch.  Then Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Try typing that 10 times fast) ended it with a 2 run walk-off home-run.

 

Rockies 0, Braves 1 –  Prof:  Another walk off, this time the hero of the game was Chase d’Arnaud, who had performed with his band on the grass at Turner Field less than 12 hours before. Colorado brings in Trevor Story…to bunt?

Indians 6, Twins 1Tomlin threw 7 2/3 innings of 6 hit, 1 run ball.

Rangers 4, Cubs 1Prof:  Cole Hamels is flirting with Cy Young nominations this year, and this excellent pitching performance only helps his cause. He’s as good as he is handsome, and that’s saying something.

 

Orioles 2, Rays 5Bundy’s starting debut did not go as well as I had hoped.  He threw relatively well, but the Rays kept hitting good pitches out of the ballpark.

Pirates 2, Nationals 1 F/18Prof:  18 innings! 17 pitchers! 5 hours and 48 minutes worth of baseball in this marathon affair. Daniel Murphy is the person to blame; he hit a home run with two outs, two strikes in the ninth inning. However, in the 18th, Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte decided he had enough of the game and hit his own homer. Talk about selling the drama.

Dodgers 5, D’backs 6Prof:  Jake Lamb hits his 21st homer of the season to put away division rival Los Angeles.

Marlins 6, Cardinals 3 After picking up three hits, Ichiro Suzuki is just 6 hits shy of 3,000.

White Sox 1, Angels 8 Albert Pujols hit two home runs in this one.

 

Mets 5, Phillies 0Prof:  Jacob deGrom was on point, allowing only one hit in a dominating performance against the always hated rival Philadelphia.

Blue Jays 5, A’s 3Highly discussed trade bait Rich Hill, left during the first batter after aggravating a blister on his finger.

Astros 8, Mariners 1Prof:  Carlos Gomez hits a grand slam to ensure a Houston win. Jose Altuve is, of course, still very good at baseball – 4-5, with a home run and 3 RBI on the day.

Giants 3, Padres 5The Giants kicked off the second half by getting swept by the Padres.  Lucky for them the Dodgers failed to capitalize.

Red Sox 1, Yankees 3Prof:  New York avoids a Boston sweep with this solid performance from Tanaka. Chapman gets the save, which just ups the price for him come trade time.

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2 thoughts on “He Said, She Said: Recaps from 7/17/16

  1. Daniel Murphy was indeed to blame for yesterday’s mess; just like that co-worker who extends a meeting to twice its length by asking a question right when things are wrapping up, he had to go and hit a two-out, two strike, pinch hit home run in the bottom of the 9th to extend the game to its ultimately futile (for the Nats) conclusion.

    Personally, I woke up this morning thinking, “Meh. It’s one game, the Nats are off today so they can recover physically, they’re still up 6, no worries.” Apparently, my being nonplussed over yesterday’s events is the wrong way to look at things:

    This is still such a fucking football town, and people can’t just let one loss go, especially a game where the Nats only had eight hits and never lead, not even once. So. Much. Drama.

    Nats are calling up Reynaldo Lopez to start tomorrow against the Dodgers. It’s a little bit curious, in that they’re pushing Gio back to Wednesday and giving their other three starters an extra day of rest, but I think it works out best with Lopez and Giolito staying on turn in case Ross can’t go when he’s due next. The Nats are going to have make room on the 40 man for Lopez, though, so not sure who might get DFA’d or moved to the 60 day DL.

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  2. Hilariously, the walkoffalamacchia came courtesy of Brad’s lack of faith in Salty’s bunting. Salty stinks at bunting. Just stinks. So, when you’d expect them to bunt with a not-so-stellar hitter up and a man on 1b in the 9th of a tie game, the Tigers couldn’t use the go-to smart strategy. So, Salty got to swing and everyone prayed for a good single. The odds of him hitting a big ol’ masher were pretty thin, and all the more glorious as the win came against the BBQ Boys and Ventura.

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