He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/25/16

Prof:  Happy Friday!!! It couldn’t come too soon for me. I’m sure Scout feels the same. This has been kind of a throwback week for us, so let’s finish out the week with more of our favorite older songs.

Pirates 3, Brewers 2 F/10Prof:  Andrew McCutchen gives the Pirates the win in extra innings with an RBI single, bringing home John Jaso. He also hit a homer run in the first inning.

Tigers 8, Twins 5Prof:  V-Mart goes 3-4 with 2 RBI and 2 doubles. My fellow Razorback James McCann went 4-5 with a home run, driving in three. Like my Pa would have said, WOO! PIG! SOOIE!

Mets 10, Cardinals 6Prof:  What a sad world we live in, when Adam Wainwright is no longer a guaranteed win. As much as I genuinely hate the Cardinals, this makes me really sad. All apologies to Paper Lions for my Cards hate, but it’s like me not liking cilantro. It’s genetically hardwired into me. Cilantro tastes like soap, rooting for St. Louis tastes also like soap. For New York, Alejandro had himself a night, going 2-4 with a 3 run RBI homer.


Red Sox 1, Rays 2Drew Pomeranz gave up just 2 runs over 6 innings with 11 strike outs, but it wasn’t enough to beat Jake Odorizzi’s 5 hits and 1 run over 7.

Orioles 0, Nationals 4Max Scherzer, who had the kind of night where he didn’t even have to look at the fucking ball, shut down the Orioles to 2 hits over 8 innings.  Ubaldo Jimenez actually didn’t suck for once giving up just a solo HR over 6.  Maybe he should stay in the NL.


Angels 6, Blue Jays 3 Prof:  Mike Trout continues to be otherworldly. Are we sure he’s a human being and not a deity sent to earth to play baseball? 3-4 with 4 RBI. Midnight Snack Karaoke favorite Jered Weaver gets the win and my Cy Young finalist J.A. Happ gets the loss. It’s ok, Happer. Trout happens.

Royals 5, Marlins 2 – The Royals are now 17-6 in August and someone better step up and stop them or it’s going to be another insufferable off-season.


Indians 0, Rangers 9Prof:  Carlos Gomez played his debut game for Texas, hitting a home run at his first at-bat in a Rangers’ uniform. Jonathan Lucroy, his former Brewers teammate, also played yesterday, but did not have nearly as successful a game, with a  passed ball. Cole Hamels had another stellar performance, going eight innings and allowing only two hits all night. So, AL Cy Young nominees, who ya got? I got the aforementioned J.A. Happ, Cole Hamels, and Corey Kluber.


Mariners 6, White Sox 7Prof:  THE TODDFATHER. Todd Frazier gets the walk off to win the game for the new citizens of Guaranteed Rate Field. Adam Eaton wasn’t too shabby, either, going 3-4.

Braves 3, D’backs 1Matt Wisler who was promoted from AAA had a no-hitter broken up in the 7th by Paul Goldschmidt.  Wisler finished with 1 run and 2 hits in 8 innings. 


Giants 4, Dodgers 0Matt Moore got his first Giants win and all it took was having a no-hitter broken up with two outs in the 9th by Corey Seager who’s friggen bobble-head was given away during the game.




19 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/25/16

    • Whose numbers are those? There are SO MANY worthy candidates in the AL this year. Quintana, Sale, Tanaka – all of those guys are just as good as the ones I’ve mentioned in my post. It’s just that a lot of the time, especially lately, the numbers must also be accompanied by a good story. Happ having a career year, Hamels reinventing himself, and Kluber being a robot as usual on a team that is going through incredible resurgence are all factors in a great story.

      But it’s really anyone’s race to win. The AL is stacked this year.


  1. While Prof was fulminating about cilantro, the beloved garnish and condiment without which Latin American and Asian cuisine as we know it would collapse like Hair Hitler’s poll numbers, Frenchy stepped to the plate as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning of the Feesh’s loss to the Kansas City Royales With Cheese and crushed a dribbler to third base for a single! The crowd of hundreds of his admirers went wild, tearing out the cheap seats and throwing them into the hedges next to Tommy:


    Ahh, but you knew his break-in would be full of thrills and excitement!

    The loss leaves the Rainbow Warriors, suffused with VETERAN PRESENCE and nice guys and all, at 66-61, coupled with the Cardinals’ loss to Mutts still squatting 1.5 games back in the wildcard race (“You’re the caretaker. You have always been the caretaker.”) which, in the Real Baseball League, is looking more like one of Zeno’s puzzles than a contest exfoliating in realtime. They can once again feel those gossamer reality waves of the strange attractor as a slight tightening of the polyester layer surrounding their semiglobes. Here’s the music for their irremediable stasis:

    Tonight, the Friars come to town. First they get down on their knees, fiddle with their rosaries, bow their heads in great respect and….genuflect! Genuflect! Genuflect!


  2. Max Scherzer, in his time in Washington, has generally run the gamut from good to absolutely dominant, and last night was one of his better performances, on a night when the team needed it.

    I wish I were one tenth as good at anything as Scherzer is at pitching on nights like last night.

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    • Have you ever had those cue-ball nights where you are totally dominating the fucking table? You’re masse is great and your English is even better, but your combinations are spot fucking on? Your opponent ONLY fucking purpose is to rack balls for you and no matter how loose that prick sandbags you, you still know that your taking home his paycheck.

      I had about four days like that a number of years ago, made a little under seven grand ( of tax free money mind you ) when seven grand was a lot of money. I feel like I’m telling you something that maybe happened to you, but maybe you didn’t appreciate it at the moment.

      It’s those brief moments of time that makes me think that I had a life worth living. I didn’t even have the stakes to take on the second guy until I crushed the first fucking guy! I had just hocked my five guitars and my Marshall stack just to cover the bus repair at 1500 dollars.

      It was LITERALLY USURY I gave this prick 15,000 dollars worth of equipment ( that he could sell it for ) for ten fucking cents on a dollar and I became a little turgid when I bought all my stuff back less than 48 hours later.

      Long story short, we all throw no hitters sometimes, but because the stakes are lowered, we often don’t appreciate it. If I was a religious person I would have thought that I was blessed rather than extremely lucky and ( Considering where my career ended up, maybe I should have lost everything ) but for four days…. I was desperately lucky.

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      • Oh, I know I’ve done some things, and there was a time when, within the professional circles of my relatively small industry, I had what I called “single-name notoriety” (meaning that when just my first name was uttered, everyone knew it was me being referred to), but I’ve got a bad case of imposter syndrome.

        I did once win the “wheelchair flight” of the club championship, though; wasn’t really fair, as I was a young and improving 22 handicap, beating a bunch of older 26s, and I only got a glass jug for it, but I still have it.

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