He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/18/16

Prof: Hey, peeps! Today’s musical selections are country songs I grew up on. This first selection in particular is an all time favorite. I had the cassette tape and literally wore that sucker out in high school. If I were a closer, this would be my walk-out music.

Marlins 5, Phillies 4Miami rallies for 3 runs in the 8th to keep their playoff dreams alive for at least another day.

Cardinals 3, Giants 0The shutout brings St. Louis within 1 game of the final wild card spot.

Astros 3, Mariners 7A 4 run forth was the bid difference in this game.  Seth Smith hit a pair of home runs totaling 4 RBI on the day.

Twins 2, Mets 3Prof:  Robbie Grossman has been a breath of fresh air for Minnesota. The rookie left fielder went 4-4 in this loss. Mets rookie T.J. Rivera hit a home run as well.

Nationals 2, Braves 6 F/7Prof: This game was called on account of rain. New daddy Freddie Freeman went 2-3 with an RBI double, as did Dansby Swanson.

Brewers 3, Cubs 1Prof:  Fun fact – the Brewers are the first team to sweep Chicago at home since the All Star Break! Chris Carter was particularly killer to the Cubs; on Saturday he hit a MONSTER grand slam, and yesterday his only hit was a home run. All he does is mash.

A’s 5, Rangers 2Prof:  Did anyone ever think that Khris Davis was going to be a run generating monster this year? He hit two home runs  and drove in 3 in this Oakland win. Davis has 40 homers for the season! So many home runs this year across the board. Makes you wonder…

Pirates 4, Reds 7Joey Votto went 4-4 with a walk and a solo home run and Scott Schebler went 3-4 as Ian Nova lasted just 3 innings giving up 10 hits and 5 runs.

Rays 1, Orioles 2 Prof:  Mark Trumbo hit another homer, and the earth goes around the sun. Manny Machado hit one, too. These two homers were all Baltimore needed to defeat Tampa Bay.

Tigers 9, Indians 5 Prof:  Justin Upton did some work, mashing a 451-foot homer. The team from the Magical Land of Cleve are (literally) falling apart. Ace Cookie Carrasco is injured, and Trevor Bauer hit three Detroit players before being pulled from the game.


Padres 3, Rockies 6 Colorado took the game due to a 5-run 4th inning that included a Mark Reynolds two-run home run.

White Sox 3, Royals 10Kendrys Morales went 3-5 with 4 RBI including a 2-run home run in the 6th as the Royals demolish the White Sox.

Blue Jays 0, Angels 4Prof: What happened to Marcus Stroman? At the beginning of the year he was very fine, and it seems that every time I notice he’s pitching these days, he’s out here stinking the place up. Why is that? I don’t follow a lot of AL teams so I don’t have a lot of knowledge on what’s going on with him. Oh, and Mike Trout continues to be a GOAT.



Yankees 4, Red Sox 5Prof:  The Yankees started out hot, and then Boston came back at them. New York was leading into the fifth, when Hanley Ramirez hit a three run homer to start the rally. Ramirez also put the Red Sox over the top with a homer in the seventh inning as well.


Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 10 F/12Prof:  Buncha hits in this one. Los Angeles hit ten, Arizona hit 16. The MVP of this game was Brandon Drury, who went 4-5, had a homer, and whose walk-off single won the game!


17 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/18/16

  1. Nats dropped two of three to the Braves this weekend during their last-ever visit to Turner Field, but still managed to finish the year 15-4 against them. It’s been the Nats’ overall dominance of the NL East that has propelled them to where they are; they’re 48-22 vs. the NL East, and 88-61 overall, with six games still left with the Marlins.

    Speaking of Turner Field, although it’s not been a pleasant place for the Nats to visit over the years, one Nat who will miss it is Trea Turner. He’s got 11 HRs this year (and has essentially only been up since the ASB), with six of them against the Braves, including five in Atlanta. Maybe he can get a sign or something as a souvenir.

    Joe Ross came off the DL and started yesterday; only went three because of a pitch count limit, but he looked ok doing it. He’s got a couple more starts to try to get ready for some role in the post-season.

    The Nats had to clear room on the 40 man to activate Ross, and I was betting they’d do it by moving Strasburg to the 60 day DL, but instead they DFA’d Chris Bostick. Strasburg played catch this weekend, so I guess there’s hope he might be able to return at some point in October?

    As for my youth and country music, my father was a fan of it during the era of rhinestones, when most songs were about lost love, or momma, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin’ drunk, so I’ll just share the perfect Country and Western song to represent all of it:

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  2. Yay! Astros won two out of three in Seattle!!

    Boo! That’s not good enough because of all the good baseball they squandered early in the season!

    Reality sets in. They probably need to go 11-2 the rest of the way to have a good chance at a Wild Card.


  3. The Feesh have no playorf dreams. They have playorf delusions.

    I’ve been down most of this week with my beloved desktop recuperating over at the local Geek Squad hospital as it awaits a new display board. I’ve snuck into my wife’s office to commandeer her laptop for this post. Anyway, after splattering two of three to the Feelies, including two execrable pitching performances by Andrew Cashner and Jose Urena, they stand at 74-75, five behind the Mutts for Ye Wylde Carde with thirteen left to play. Their elimination number is down to seven and they’re facing six games against the division-leading Gnats, who are polishing their boinger bats in gleeful anticipation of the return of Gopher King Wei-Yin Chen this week.

    Better yet, Jar Jar Baseball returned the Iron Giant to the bench after watching him run the bases at about 60% speed this past weekend, reluctantly admitting that they’ve rushed the guy back into service too soon.


  4. I know everyone LOOOOOOVES the bat flips, but I gotta say I really dig the way J-Up drops the bat after a homer like he’s dropping the mic.

    Bauer hit THREE of our guys yesterday — which begs the question: why did Tito leave him in? I hope it wasn’t some dumb retaliation for Carrasco, which was obviously accidental. And then our guys had to throw at Rajai. It was a mess and the only one the umps ejected was Kinsler, who has a concussion (tossed between innings and without even having words with anyone). And that’s the worst thing: Kinsler with a concussion is terrible. It stinks for him and for the team closing the season with some dignity here. Also, WTF with hitting V-Mart in his bad knee, people! Grrr. Leaves our team with this as our theme song: (and, yeah, a couple of guys in this do look like they are sporting the Gundy mullet)

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    • V-Mart has a good knee? Who knew!

      Yesterday was the first game since August 26 with a Tigers’ starting pitcher getting credit for a win. I know pitcher wins are not as important as they used to be, but still that’s an unusual amount of time for a team trying to secure a wild card spot.

      This was the closest thing to a country song I ever bought in my youth.


  5. [Checks the box scores for the last four days]

    Brewers 5, Cubs 4
    Cubs 5 , Brewers 4 (10 innings)
    Brewers 11, Cubs 3
    Brewers 3, Cubs 1

    [Double-checks the fun fact in the post]

    Fun fact – the Brewers are the first team to sweep Chicago at home since the All Star Break!

    Maybe I don’t know what the word “sweep” means….


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