Weekend Express – Scores for 9/9/16

Here’s the scores for yesterday’s games!

Rangers 2, Angels 1

Giants 7, Diamondbacks 6 F/12

Mariners 3, Athletics 2

Rockies 4, Padres 1

Phillies 4, Nationals 5 – So, Trea Turner (or Treat Urner like the kids say on Twitter) is for real…

Mets 6, Braves 4

Cubs 2, Astros 0

Indians 5, Twins 4 – Both Cleveland and Minnesota did something awesome last night.

Brewers 3, Cardinals 5

 

Rays 5, Yankees 7

Reds 4, Pirates 3

Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 3

Orioles 3, Tigers 4

Dodgers 1, Marlins 4

Royals 2, White Sox 7

 

 

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

  1. As I sit here at my desk this morning, enjoying my traditional weekend breakfast cup of steaming hot fresh ground shade-grown-in-volcanic-soil Galapagos coffee from the hills of Isla San Cristobal, with heavy cream (only the best for this cuppa), I contemplate: what are we to make of the Rainbow Warriors’ two successive victories, the first, on Wednesday evening, over the rebuilding (think: Pompeii) Feelies, and the second last night featuring El Keed in kaiju mode as the advertised shootout between him and Claude Kirchner (or whatever his name is) never really materialized:

    The Feesh chipped away at the Bums’ ace for a couple of runs on five hits in five innings en route to a 4-1 win. El Keed, in the meantime, tied his career high with 14 strikeouts and three hits in seven innings. His curveball and changeup must have arrived by overnight packet directly from hell, just in time for him to use them surgically against a sunset side blue lineup that seemed inept until Fernando Rodney came out to allow them three gracious hits and a run in the eighth. So what else is new?

    The win left the Feesh a mere game south of the strange attractor at 71-70 but still stuck at five games orf Ye Wylde Carde pace with 21 left to play. The #lolMutts, armed with Tebow karma, have won six in a row and can plainly taste that of which the Feesh can only fathom a whiff.

    We can imagine El Keed’s performance as the throwdown of a gauntlet to the rest of his team, much like, say, Ian McKellen’s Richard III in his charge to his generals that a Lancastrian victory at Bosworth would mean the pillaging of their villages and ravishment of their women just before the first French bomb hit his command train. It was a great game for the Rainbow Warriors but in the greater scheme of things, the Iron Giant remains on limited duty with his groin strain, Wei-Yin Chen might yet come back and pitch, they face two more games with the Dodgers, six with the Gnats and four with the Mutts.

    Nope. Ain’t gonna happen.

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  2. There was definitely a sense of dread, foreboding, and doom floating around the Nats game last night.

    Things were looking good early; the Nats managed to get out to a 4-1 lead (which included a two run home run by SomeDaughtersInVA’s new favorite player, Trea Turner), and the Mets and Dodgers were both trailing 4-0 in their games, meaning the Nats were on their way to increasing their leads to 9 in the division and 3 1/2 for home field in the NLDS.

    Things took a turn for the worse in the 8th, though. Dusty gave Koda Glover another chance to show that he deserves to pitch in October, and this time he disappointed, giving up an HBP, a walk, and a three run homer to tie the score. Meanwhile, while El Keed was ensuring that the Dodgers were on their way to defeat in Florida, the Mets were coming back against the Braves, turning that 0-4 deficit into a 4-4 tie and eventually a 6-4 lead and win. This meant that there was a very real chance of the Nats waking up today only up seven in the division, rather than nine, and with a red-hot Mets team coming to town for three starting on Monday; suddenly things were looking like they might get a bit hairy down the stretch in the division.

    And then this happened, and all was right with the world again, at least until the next bit of uncertainty falls over the city:

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17509002

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