He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/22/16

Prof:  Hello, everyone! I’m mixing up the music a little bit today and playing some of my favorite instrumentals from the 1960s! I am a huge fan of these kind of songs and wish that they played more stuff like this on today’s radio. The closest we get to this are crossover EDM hits, but sometimes even those have vocals. However, none of them sound nearly as good as Booker T and the MGs. Do you have any favorite songs in this genre? Leave them in the comments below. Chances are I’ve heard them, but you never know…

Rockies 2, Brewers 4 – Jimmy Nelson gave up 2 runs and 7 hits over 6 innings.  Yup, that’s the best I can do for this game.  It was that damn boring.

Braves 8, Diamondbacks 9Prof:  Freddie Freeman tried, bless him, but he can’t do it all himself. 3-4, with two home runs. The other stellar first baseman in this game, Paul Goldschmidt, got the win for the Dbacks with a walk off home run. (He, too, went 3-4.)


Cubs 5, Padres 1 – The Cubs got home runs out of Russell, Bryant, and Heyward as they easily dispatched the hapless Padres.

Yankees 5, Mariners 7 – Lot of balls left the yard in this one.  Both Sanchez and Castro hit two each for the Yankees while Seager, Zunino, and Cruz hit one for the Mariners.


Indians 1, Athletics 0 – A Carlos Santana solo homer is the only notable thing about this game.

Nationals 3, Orioles 4Prof:  TRUMBO!!! Did you know that Mark Trumbo’s last seven hits have all been home runs? It’s true! It’s feast or famine for this guy, but it’s all good. Also, Zach Britton has now gotten his 40th consecutive save, and has gone 43 straight appearances on the mound without allowing an earned run! Holy cats! Scouts: This game was decided in part by an error by Harper that was ruled a double, and a big base-running blunder by Murphy.  Cole pitched well in the spot start.


Dodgers 18, Reds 9Prof: Goodness, the Reds stunk today. Take a gander at this – four runs in the first. Two in the third. Six in the fifth!? Lord have mercy. You can’t put this all on Homer Bailey, either, who left after two innings. I mean, I know technically he gets the loss, but the joker who gave up six in the fifth should be wearing the giant L of shame, not Bailey. Adrian Gonzalez hit THREE home runs, driving in 8. Corey Seager and Chase Utley also had themselves a day.


Astros 3, Pirates 1 – Doug Fister gave up just 3 hits over 7 innings.


Red Sox 6, Rays 2Prof:  David Price gets the win against his old team. Eight innings of  shutout pitching. Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI.


10 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/22/16

  1. The Feesh were orf yesterday so I spent the time Frenchy-watching (see my prior post), which activity continues here as drama builds: will the Feesh add some continental flair to their depleted batting ordure? Stay tuned….

    I also spent some time feeding my matamata and doing the weekly Ph adjustment to balance the tanins with the acidity in his water:

    And perhaps best of all, I spent a lot of time researching the new Godzilla film, Shin-Gojira (Godzilla Resurgence). It was released in Japan two weeks ago and many of the reviews are calling it the best Big G film since the 1954 original. It’s due over here this weenter. I’ll have more on this shortly – looks like a fascinating take on the legend and on post-3/11 Japanese politics and bureaucracy alike.


  2. I didn’t get a chance to see any of the Nats/Os game last night, and only heard the bits from Ryan Zimmerman striking out with two on and two out in the top of the 8th till the end of the game.

    The sense of doom from the Nats’ radio announcers after Zimmerman struck out, knowing that Britton would get to face Espinosa, Revere (or Heisey as a PH, as it turned out) and Turner was palpable; 95mph cutters should be banned, in my opinion. 😉

    The most important part of the game for the Nats was that Cole pitched admirably, going seven, giving the team a chance to win, and giving most of the bullpen the night off.

    Once more into the breach on this road trip, then home through the weekend for the Nats. Time to get back on the winning track to remain comfortably ahead of the NL West leader and in their own division.


  3. Mmmm, instrumentals. Yummy! Permission to go back to the ’50’s, please.

    This one may be most familiar from the ending of La Bamba:

    Here’s an early use of distortion, feedback & power chords. Noted as an influence by Jimmy Page.


    • Oooh! Rumble! That’s good stuff.

      Did you ever watch “it Might Get Loud”? Documentary with Jimmy Page, the Edge, and Jack White? It was super interesting. Three completely different kind of guitar players, but each having an appreciation for the others. Learning how they grew into what they became was cool.

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