Weekend Express – Scores for 9/2/16

Giants 1, Cubs 2

Braves 8, Phillies 4 – This game started bleak for Atlanta, then suddenly their bats woke up. Once again the Braves are doing their level best to not attain end game, which is that sweet, sweet number one draft pick. Sigh. Barves.

Brewers 1, Pirates 0

Astros 8, Rangers 10

White Sox 11, Twins 4

Yankees 0, Orioles 8 – Home runs for everyone! Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado, and Mark Trumbo go ham, augmenting a fine performance from Dylan Bundy.

Marlins 2, Indians 6

Cardinals 2, Reds 3

Nationals 4, Mets 1

Blue Jays 3, Rays 8

Tigers 7, Royals 6

Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 14 – Nick Hundley smacks a grand slam in the 8th inning. Sad day for the Gritty Snakes when 7 runs can’t win you a game.

Red Sox 16, A’s 2 – Yikes. So many high scoring games today…

Angels 8, Mariners 11 – …and this was another.

Padres 4, Dodgers 2

 

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7 thoughts on “Weekend Express – Scores for 9/2/16

  1. As sometimes happens in September, with rosters expanding and younger players getting a chance to play, last night’s Nats’ win can be credited to four of their youngsters who shone in their chance to ply their craft on the game’s biggest stage, the Major Leagues.

    A.J. Cole started for the Nats and out-pitched Noah Syndergaard, Trea Turner had a couple of hits and stole a couple of bases, Bryce Harper doubled twice, stole a base, drove in a run and scored two himself, and Koda Glover managed to put down a Mets rally in the 7th with a big strikeout of Jose Reyes, and then got another two outs in the 8th to boot. At least two of these youngsters, Turner and Harper, will play significant roles for the Nats in the post-season, and Glover’s got a chance to pitch high-leverage innings in October, too, so it’s good to see them all gaining valuable experience now in relatively high pressure situations.

    My thinking coming into the weekend was that the Nats needed to win 2 out of 3 in this series to essentially clinch the NL East, and last night’s pitching matchup was the one that was most seriously tilted in the Mets’ favor, so I like their chances to win one of the next two.

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  2. The Feesh were confronting a weekend of designatedhitterball so they brought up some youngsters. One of them, Destin Hood, went 2-for-4 with a double for his first ML hits in his first ML game against a very tough Carlos Carrasco while his mom and dad exulted in the stands. Now you tell me: looking at this kid’s swing, does he or does he not remind you of the young David Justice?

    http://m.mlb.com/mia/video/topic/8877454/v1127806083/miacle-hood-hits-twice-in-debut-in-front-of-parents/?c_id=mia

    Unfortunately, he was swinging in support of Andrew Cashner who was back from the DL (or perhaps we should say, rejected by the DL?) and pitching like his old self again: 6 earned runs in 5 innings with six hits and six walks, bloating his ERA to 5.00 and dropping the Rainbow Warriors’ record to 68-67, good for third in the eastern division of the real baseball league, 3-7 for their last ten, eleven and a half hopeless games orf the division pace though only three games out of the wild card owing to the grace of the Cardinals’ almost equally crummy play, while the strange attractor snarls hungrily just beneath them. See its mouth yawning open, like an inverted medusa on the Sunday of its Scarsdale diet?

    Looks like the gateway to the netherworld, doesn’t it?

    The Feesh send El Keed to the mount tonight in hopes of keeping out of that ravenous equilibrator.

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