He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/5/16

 


Cubs 7, Brewers 2Prof:  Oh, this game. This game was something else. I had high hopes for the pitching because Kyle Hendricks is particularly Maddux-like these days, and Zach Davies (the opposing pitcher from the Brewers) reminds me of Greg’s son Chase. No, for real, he does. Anyway, I was hoping I would see quality pitching, and for a few innings it was pretty good. Then suddenly, Davies’ arm became a piece of linguine. He left in the seventh, perpetually stuck on two outs. However, the eighth inning was the implosion of the Brewers’ bullpen, which allowed four runs! Chicago got their most production from their non-stars, guys like Chris Coghlan, Tommy La Stella, and Miguel Montero.

Phillies 6, Marlins 2Things are not looking so good in Miami these days.  After taking a 2-0 first inning lead the Marlins gave up a pair of 3 run innings.  Miami is going to have to get really hot really fast if they hope to make the playoffs this year.

Royals 11, Twins 5Brian Dozier had a 3 home run performance.  Usually when you have a player with 3 home runs you expect to blow out your opponent, not get blown out yourself.

 

Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 10Prof:  The Gritty Snakes are an easy target to pick on, I know, and it’s difficult for me to say bad things about my boy Zack Greinke. But I gotta. It pains me to say it, but whew. ZG stinks. Four home runs in one inning – the fifth inning, to be exact. He allowed two more runs in that inning as well. Talk about getting snake bit. When ZG left the game an inning later, his ERA had ballooned to 15.43. Yikes. His ERA for the season is a horrible 4.54. Ugh. I want to blame his bad outings on Valley Fever.

 

Braves 4, Nationals 6The Nats made a 5 run 3rd hold up as Max Scherzer picked up his 16th win.

 

Rangers 6, Mariners 14Prof:  Seattle converted every single hit they had into a run. Now, that’s impressive. What’s even more impressive is that they did it against the hottest team in the AL, the Texas Rangers. And the most impressive? They did it against Cole Hamels, who has been fairly lights out this season. What got into Seattle?

Blue Jays 3, Yankees 5I know the win stat is pretty stupid, but did anyone else think that Masahiro Tanaka would be 12-4 while R.A. Dickey would be 9-14 at this point in the season?

Mets 5, Reds 0 Prof: Bartolo Colon can’t stop, won’t stop. Wilmer Flores had a fine day as well, going 3-4. Matt Reynolds (WOO PIG SOOIE) went 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI.

Orioles 7, Rays 3After giving up a 3 run home run in the first inning, Ubaldo Jiminez of all people pitched a complete game giving up just two total hits.  Logan Morrison was a bit of a poor loser after the game. “I feel like he was effectively wild. … I think overall we have to do a better job of getting the ball in the zone and barreling him up. There’s no reason that he should have thrown a complete game against us today. I didn’t think he was that good. He was good, but he wasn’t that good. We got ourselves out a lot.”

Cardinals 12, Pirates 6Prof:  I started watching this game and gave up after finding myself falling asleep due to boredom. Chad Kuhl, the ridiculously young starter, had a bit of a meltdown and allowed the Cardinals to take hold. Adam Wainwright comes back from a few bad starts to get the win, plus he had a successful day at the plate, too. Waino went 2-3 and banged in 3 RBI.

Angels 10, Athletics 7Neither starting pitcher fared very well today both giving up 5 runs in 4 and 3 innings respectively.

 

Tigers 5, White Sox 3 F/11Prof:  Historio must have enjoyed her Labor Day, because not only did she have what appears to be delicious beans for a holiday get-together, and a link to one of her very awesome history of baseball pieces was retweeted by our old friend CC, but her Tigers won as well. Justin Upton hit a three run homer to break the tie and seal the deal for Detroit. Miguel Cabrera also went 4-5 with two home runs of his own.

Scouts:  Upton got buzzed and Upton got revenge.

 

Giants 0, Rockies 6Prof:  The Giants are in a state of free fall and it’s perplexing, because the team hasn’t really changed that much from earlier in the season. Since the All Star Break, they have looked like a completely different team. Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis went the distance, pitching a complete game and allowing only two hits.

Red Sox 1, Padres 2 Edwin Jackson struck out 11 over 7 innings as Boston got shut down by the Padres.

 

Astros 6, Indians 2 Houston’s schedule is pretty rough at the moment.  After facing Texas, the Astros face Cleveland, Chicago Cubs, Texas, Seattle.  Woof.

 

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9 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/5/16

  1. The Nats trotted out a JV lineup yesterday to face the Braves. Dusty said he meant no disrespect to the Braves, and he felt bad for the fans who showed up wearing a jersey of a guy who didn’t play, but with the Nats having played the Sunday night game in New York, a lot of the regulars were tired, and so Murphy, Harper, Ramos, Zimmerman, and Werth all sat out the festivities.

    August Rookie of the Month Trea Turner did play, and he finished a triple short of the cycle, and Chris Heisey clubbed a three run homer, and Max Scherzer was on the mound, so it was enough, although Mark Melancon made it interesting with some shaky work in a non-save situation.

    The result means the Braves are officially eliminated from contention in the NL East, and it saddens me a little bit to write that this early in the season, because I think Freddie Freeman deserves better, and I think it’s better for the NL East to have real competition down the stretch.

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    • Freddie does deserve better. He is actually have one of the best seasons of his career this year, and it’s absolutely wasted. It’s not unlike a few years ago when your Nats were so terrible but Harper was next level. I mean, not exactly because Freddie isn’t QUITE MVP, but almost. It makes me sad because I don’t think Freddie will ever be able to duplicate that again.

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      • I think the better comp for Freddie with the Nats is Ryan Zimmerman, not Harper. Harper wasn’t called up to the majors until 2012, and so he’s never played on a bad Nats team. It’s true that they didn’t live up to expectations in 2013 or 2015, but they finished above .500 both years.

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  2. “Miami is going to have to get really hot really fast if they hope to make the playoffs this year.”

    Hot? They’d need a reactor leak – uranium pellets all over the place. Ain’t happenin’ folks. I bet they’re quietly ordering lures and binoculars from Cabela’s even as I write this. See my unraveling series on their (yet again) lost season below.

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