He Said, She Said – Recaps for 4/17/17

Prof:  When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom….

Let it be!

 


 

Padres 4, Braves 5Prof:  Sweep!!! That ain’t saying much, though. The Pads trotted out the artist formerly known as Jered Weaver to start the game. He is desperately bad. But even in the midst of the Dream Weaver on the bump, the Braves tried to Barve. But Freddie Freeman happened! Freeman went 4-4, including two solid home runs. The Braves are currently .500 for the season! Exciting AF.

 

Rangers 7, A’s 0Scouts: A.J. Griffin and the Texas bullpen combined to three hit Oakland striking out 10 and walking just 2.  Texas got all 7 RBI’s out of their top four.  That’s pretty much exactly how you draw one up.

Indians 3, Twins 1Prof:  The Magical Land of Cleve found their mojo again, but it was at the expense of Happy’s Twins.  Minnesota got on the board first, but in the next inning Cleveland promptly drove in two runs, then got the insurance run in the fifth inning to seal the deal. Both teams had nine hits a piece and were unable to capitalize. For the Twins, the most productive players of the night were young Robbie Grossman and old Joe Mauer. Brian Dozier might as well have been back on the DL. For the Land of Cleve, Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor did the heavy lifting.

Pirates 1, Cardinals 2Prof:  Well, well. The Redbirds are flying high again thanks to Lance Lynn’s seven shutout innings and some nice lumber wielded by Kolten Wong. Little solace for St. Louis, who still have the worst record in the National League. And remember, that includes the Padres. For the Pirates, the only thing notable was that poor Josh Harrison was hit by a pitch twice in this game. Once in the second inning, and once in the fourth. This cat isn’t even doing a Craig Biggio impression, it’s just happening to him.

White Sox 4, Yankees 7Scouts: That’s 8 in a row for the Yanks. Would someone please remind them that they are not supposed to be very good this season?  What’s that?  They are playing the White Sox?  Oh, never mind.

Rays 3, Red Sox 4 Prof:  It was Patriots’ Day in Boston, and the Red Sox garnered a win against Tampa off a strong start from knuckleballer Steven Wright and Andrew Benintendi’s hot bat.  Also of note:  Mookie Betts has not struck out in 123 consecutive plate appearances per ESPN.

Angels 0, Astros 3Prof:  Poor Mike Trout. He tried his best, but the Angels are just awful. Jose Altuve and George Springer, however, are not awful.

Marlins 1, Mariners 6Scouts: The middle of the order actually put a few balls into play and look what happens?  Cano and Cruz hit back-to-back jacks in the first and coasted to victory.

 

D’backs 4, Dodgers 2Scouts: The game was tied going into the 8th inning when Jake Lamb busted it open with a dinger and David Peralta added in an insurance triple-bager.

Brewers 6, Cubs 3Prof:  Sigh. John Lackey. That’s really all I can say about that. Ben Zobrist had a day, but too little too late for Chicago. For the Brewers, Eric Thames and Ryan Braun continue to mash taters all day, every day.

 

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2 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 4/17/17

  1. Rays ninth. Kimbrel pitching. Dickerson struck out. Kiermaier struck out. Longoria struck out.
    Runs: 0, Hits: 0

    Down 4-3 in the ninth.
    The Rays continue to Ray. This sums up their efforts perfectly.

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  2. Well, the Astros SEEM (emphasis needed) to be out of the their hitting slump. Just in time, and I’m extremely happy to see a 9-4 start (8-2 in the AL West).

    But, being the worrier I am, I have noted that wins lately have been of the comeback-after-five-innings-of-the-starter variety. While the relief corps has generally been a strength, that’s a well you can dip from only so many times in a season. I still see a deal for Quintana/Archer/somebody as a high likelihood by late July.

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