He Said, She Said – Recaps For 8/2/2016

I finally got a chance to see the new Star Trek movie a few days ago, and I have to say, it may have taken them three movies, but they finally got one right.  Trek was always a different beast from your typical space exploration show.  It was not about the phasers or the light sabers, or the missiles or the action.  It was about surviving by being better than your opponent.  It was about diplomacy, and about thinking your way out of trouble.  The first two movies didn’t really get that, instead focusing on the action sequences.  I still prefer my TNG above all, but it was nice to see they didn’t completely blow this one.

 


 

Giants 8, Phillies 13The Phillies put up 5 runs in the 8th to take a commanding lead in this real pitchers duel of a match-up.  Mad Bum gave up 10 hits and 8 runs, 4 earned over 5 innings.  Yikes.  Bob Davidson decided to eject a fan for informing him how much he sucked.

 

Rangers 1, Orioles 5 Dylan Bundy pitched like the ace he was drafted to be, going 7 innings in under 90 pitches giving up just 1 hit and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts.  This is coming off his previous start where he was perfect through 6.  Darvish pitched really well, but the O’s potent offense woke up and got to him.

 

White Sox 5, Tigers 11The Tigers are suddenly on fire, looking to be a team to be reckoned with.  Avisail Garcia hit home runs numbers 7 and 8 in the loss.  Cabrera hit a home run in what feels like his 15th consecutive game.  Detroit has won 7 in a row.

Royals 3, Rays 2Salvador Perez hit a 2 run hr in the 7th to put the Royals up for good.

 

Twins 10, Indians 6 4 in the third and 4 in the fourth was enough for the Twins.  The extra 2 in the 9th was just a bonus.  Cleveland has cooled off big time since the break and is now just 3 ahead of the Tigers.

 

Yankees 1, Mets 7deGrom gave up 4 hits in 7 innings and shut down the Yankees who have already started talking about calling up some of the prospects they just traded for.

Pirates 5, Braves 3Matt Kemp left 5 on base and went 0-4 in his Braves debut.  Pirates scored 4 in the 6th.

 

Cardinals 5, Reds 7Cardinals fans getting pretty nasty with Mike Matheny after the game after every move he made backfired on him.  Joey Votto gets a little out of line with a fan.  (Even if it was funny.)  Joey, I don’t care if he’s a Reds fan, you came into HIS area and all he did was stand there trying to make a catch.  And then you put your hands on him.  If he did the same to you, he would have been ejected and maybe arrested.  Good thing you decided to make it right with a signed apology.  We all make mistakes.  Owning up to it is part of being an adult.

 

Marlins 2, Cubs 3Meanwhile Joe Maddon’s every move seems to work out well for him.  Sometimes it’s skill, sometimes it’s luck.

 

Blue Jays 2, Astros 1 R.A. Dickey held the Astros to just 1 run over 7 while the Jays got solo’s from Bautista and Encarnacion.

 

Dodgers 3, Rockies 7The big news out of Colorado is the front runner for NL Rookie of the Year, Trevor Story will be out for the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his left thumb.

Nationals 10, D’Backs 4Wilson Ramos and Chris Heisey hit back to back homers in the 5th and Worth added a solo in the 7th as the Nats took apart Arizona.

 

Athletics 4, Angels 5Kris Davis hit his 27th of the year as the Angles hold off a late rally by the A’s.

Red Sox 4, Mariners 5Seattle put up all 5 runs in the 8th as the Sox blew another one. Newly acquired Abad picks up the loss, but it was Price that gave up the first 4 in the 8th.

 

Brewers 3, Padres 2Ryan Braun (remember him?) hit his 15th.

 

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33 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps For 8/2/2016

  1. Nats have been feasting on the Dbacks so far this series. Last night’s victim was former Nat Robbie Ray, who was part of the Doug Fister trade back in 2013. He was actually pitching pretty well until the Ramos and Heisey home runs, but they turned a 2-2 game into a 6-2 lead, and the Nats coasted home from there, with another workmanlike start from Tanner Roark.

    Ryan Zimmerman sat out again with a sore forearm after that HBP on Sunday, and Bryce Harper’s hitting streak still stands at two games, as he was a late scratch with an illness. There’s been something going through the roster over the past couple of weeks, enough to put guys down for a game or two, except for Stephen Drew, who ended up going on the DL with vertigo-like symptoms after catching it. Drew’s absence has meant some playing time for Wilmer Difo, and all he’s done so far is go 5-10 with two doubles in four games (two starts). The Nats are suddenly chock-a-block with middle infielders, it seems, so finding playing time for all of them going forward (and not just this season) will be interesting.

    Joe West’s crew has been handling the series, and so far we haven’t been treated to an Ump Show. Could be the fact that Joe hasn’t had the plate during the series (and won’t), but we’ll see if he tries to top Bob Davidson’s fan ejection from last night, maybe eject an entire section or something. Scherzer’s starting for the Nats as they go for the sweep and a tidy 6-3 road trip through Cleveland, San Francisco, and Phoenix.

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  2. Regarding the fan, according to Davidson he only ejected him when the guy said: “I live on 69th Street, why don’t you come and suck?”. Which, if true (And why would Davidson make that up?) does sound like crossing the line, especially in a venue meant for families. Apparently Bob was bewildered security hadn’t yet tossed the guy out. He was also bewildered that he was cheered for his ejection of the fan which in his words: “Happens very rarely for me in this town”.

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  3. The Minnesota Twins continued their assault on the AL Central last night with a pretty sound beating of the Indians 10-6. Max Kepler hit his longest HR of the year 442ft last night. This kid is really putting on a show. He has the most HR in the MLB since July 1st. Kyle Gibson struggled mightily giving up 6ER in four and two-thirds with 2HR. This kid is hot and cold and he will need to develop some consistency to keep his job I think. That said, Cleveland came into this series as one of the hottest hitting teams in the AL. Napoli launched a huge shot almost to the scoreboard in LF that showed just how dangerous the Indians can be.
    The Twins bullpen did preserve the win. “That’s about all I can say ’bout that”

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  4. Bad news/ Good news from the Houston/Toronto game.

    McCullers exited with the dreaded “elbow soreness”. To my knowledge no scheduled flights to visit Dr. Andrews, but the thought occurs. The kid had just really caught stride after injuring himself in ST. Hope all is well.

    Joe Musgrove came up from AAA and was lights out for 4.1 innings. But he is going to need to be quite good if McCullers loses any significant time.

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