He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/8/16

Prof:  For those of you who love watching Olympic swimming competitions, last night was awesome. For those of you who don’t, here’s today’s recaps. 🙂

Scouts: It was quite the weekend for baseball.  We had the announcement of Mark Teixera’s retirement, followed by the release and retirement of Alex Rodriguez. (Damn, the Yankees really must have wanted rid of him.)  Manny Machado belted three home-runs, the Phillies actually did something impressive, but the most memorable moment was Ichiro Suzuki tripling for his 3,000 hit.  Ichiro to me, is the true hit king.  He was a man who defied expectations, who won everywhere he went.  He changed the way thousands thought about the game, and has continued to prove his worth.  We will never know how many hits Ichiro would have, had he started his career in the MLB (he was 27 when he came over), but we do know he’s one of the best pure hitters of all time.

He hit .350 that first year, winning the first of two batting titles. He hit .300 in 10 straight years (and is doing it again in his revival season this year). He made 10 straight All-Star teams and won 10 straight Gold Gloves.

 

Twins 6, Rays 3Prof:  Miguel Sano hit a 442 foot monster that hit the roof of the Trop. Did you know that’s the first time in play that a home run has actually the roof of the Trop? I know, I can’t believe it myself, but it’s true.

Rangers 5, Astros 3 F/11Houston came back to tie it in the 9th, but was unable to take the game as the Rangers put up two in the 11th.

Braves 6, Cardinals 3Prof:  Braves get the sweep! Against Adam Wainwright? How did this happen? Nick Markakis went 2-3 with 2 RBI, and the normally garbage Erick Aybar hit a triple that gave the Braves a cushion that lasted the rest of the game. St. Louis native Mike Foltynewicz (say that five times fast) gets the win.

Cubs 3, Athletics 1Prof:  Kyle Hendricks, everybody. Who knew going into the year that one of the Cubs’ most dependable assets would be a guy who was considered nothing but a placeholder for the back end of the rotation?

Mets 3, Tigers 1 Neil Walker hit a go ahead two run shot in the top of the 9th.

Giants 0, Nationals 1 Wilson Ramos’ solo in the 7th was all the offense these two teams would see on this day.

Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 9Prof:  Jake Lamb was productive, going 3-5 with a homer and 2 RBI. The Brewers did not win, but Jonathan Villar continues to be stellar. [Scout, if you can find the video of Villar’s great catch, that would be awesome]

Indians 2, Yankees 3Cleveland put up runs in both the 7th and 8th, but was unable to get past the Yankees.

Reds 7, Pirates 3Billy Hamilton picked up three hits, four steals, three runs, and made an amazing diving grab.

Orioles 10, White Sox 2Prof: I’ll let Scout fill in the deets, but HOLY CATS, MANNY MACHADO! Scouts: Manny Machado hit a home-run in the first, second, and third innings, the first player to do so in 86 years as the Orioles rout the White Sox.  Manny finished with 7 RBIs and the O’s got another stellar performance from Dylan Bundy who is pitching out of his mind right now.

 

Blue Jays 1, Royals 7Kendrys Morales’ grand slam in the 7th punctuated the win for the Royals.

Angels 1, Mariners 3Prof:  The Mariners gave Mike Trout a lousy birthday present. Seattle’s James Paxton had a dominant outing, including striking out the birthday boy four times, before being hit by an Andrelton Simmons line drive and being forced to leave the game.

Red Sox 5, Dodgers 8 – David Price picks up another loss as the Dodgers out hit the vaulted Boston offense.  Rob Segedin picked up 4 RBI’s in the win.

Marlins 10, Rockies 7Prof:  Ichiro hit a triple to secure hit #3000 in a long, outstanding career. I’m sure our friend Gator will have much more to say about the game and Ichiro’s significance. Congrats to one of the finest players who ever do it.

 

Phillies 6, Padres 5Prof:  Philadelphia turn a 5-4-3 triple play in this win against San Diego. Choooooooch goes 3-4.

 

 

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12 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/8/16

  1. Every time, I pray for Serviceable Sanchez. This time, I got Fantastic Sanchez, and then ol’ DV Frankie has to ruin it.

    I had great panic when they sent Rondon out to mop up after K-Rod…which is a little like letting W follow Trump at a speechifying contest. I figure Beautiful Brad’s thinking was: Fu*k it. We got 2.

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  2. That 442ft HR that Sano hit hit the roof 210ft above the playing field!!! That’s insane. The kid definitely has ++ power. Too bad his glove is –. It is possible that the talk of him being sent down got through to him as he hit pretty well this weekend. He is always going to SO alot I guess, but as long as his production is high I don’t think the Twins care all that much. Through his first 158 major league games he has hit 36 HR and driven in over 90 RBI. That’s not too shabby. His BABIP is always going to be high because he hits the ball so fucking hard. Seriously I think between him and Bryce Harper one of these guys is literally going to tear the cover off the goddamn ball.
    Anyway, it sure is fun watching the Twins lately. They are one of the hottest teams in the AL since the end of June. The last 30 games in fact the Twins are 18-12, tied with the Kitties for 2nd best in the AL over that stretch. Only Toronto with a record of 20-10 is better. I just pretend that they aren’t the bottom feeders in the AL Central because well….they sure aren’t playing like it.

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    • I ask that question all the time. Some weeks we get a ton of views and a bunch of comments, and other weeks it’s a ghost town around here. Days like that I have to have a little extra self motivation to write. Always happy to see people posting comments, it’s the reason we are all here after-all.

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      • I enjoy your site. You all do areally nice job with your posts. I like the respectful positive discourse here. I get an outlet for my sports related writing posting comments. I really do need to get more consistent in writing for my own dammed blog though. Someone needs to get fired up like Inda did!

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        • We try. I’m too much of a peacemaker to be truly a hot take sort…unless you badmouth Greg Maddux and then I will take you down. 😛

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