He Said, She Said – Recaps For 6/18/2017

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fathers Day.  Hopefully there were many a cook-out and a few beers and maybe you sat around and took in a ballgame.  This year was a little hollow for me as I spent the day thinking of those fathers that are no longer with us.  I also spent it thinking how MLB really needs to stop with the White with light Blue vs Light Grey with Light Blue uniform color schemes.  Oh and those socks.  Eghad!  It’s impossible to tell who is who in those ugly things.  I get MLB wants the nice tax write off from the sales and donations, but seriously, there is a reason that typically one team is in White and the other is in team colors.  There’s not enough contrast to tell what the hell is going on.  Knock it off MLB!

It’s vacation time, so let’s all sail away together with today’s musical guest the Beach Boys!

Giants 5, Rockies 7Scouts: Nolan Arenado not only completed the cycle, he did it in style, with the final piece coming on a three-run walk-off homer.  Simply amazing.

 

White Sox 3, Blue Jays 7Scouts: Ryan Goins hit the go-ahead triple in the 6th, part of a three run inning that would put the Jays ahead for the remainder of the game.  Russell Martin and Kendrys Morales hit homers to help in the win.

Nationals 1, Mets 5Scouts: It was the Jacob deGrom show in New York as the Mets star shut down the high powered Nats offense to 1 run over 8 innings while smacking his first career homer.  T. J. Rivera went 4-4 in the win.

Dodgers 8, Reds 7 Scouts: Kenta Maeda allowed just 1 run over 5 innings, and then the bullpen came in and almost imploded, turning a 8-1 lead into a very close game.  LA was able to hold off the Reds however who came up just shy of the win when Enrique Hernandez made a very fine play to keep two additional runs off the board in the 8th.

 

Rays 9, Tigers 1Scouts: Ouch, this one wasn’t very pretty for the Tigers who gave up the first career grand slam to Steven Souza Jr. in the third.  Meanwhile Jacob Faria held the Tigers to one run over 7 innings.

Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 4Scouts: Arizona picked up one in the 9th to buy themselves a little extra time, which gave Rey Fuentes the opportunity to pickup his first ever game-winning home run.

Cubs 7, Pirates 1Scouts: John Lackey and the Cubs bullpen held the Pirates to 1 run and just 3 hits as the offense did their thing racking up a bunch of runs.

Marlins 4, Braves 5Scouts: It’s pretty bad when you lose to the Braves.  It’s even more painful when it’s two walk-off losses in a row.  I would say that Miami was ready to go home, but they will have the Nationals waiting for them there.

Red Sox 6, Astros 5Scouts: Xander Bogaerts jacked two dingers and Andrew Benitendi nailed Jose Altuve at the plate in the 8th to secure the win for the Sox on live national television.

 

Yankees 3, Athletics 4Scouts: Oakland only needed a the 4 run 3rd to top the Yankees, a inning that featured a 2 run shot by Khris Davis.

Royals 7, Angels 3Scouts: J.C. Ramirez gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings and that was pretty much the ballgame right there.

Mariners 7, Rangers 3Scouts: Seattle put up 4 in the first, and Yu Darvish and the Rangers were never able to recover.

 

Padres 1, Brewers 2Scouts: Hernan Perez and Manny Pina hit solo shots in the 6th to give the BrewCrew the game.

Indians 5, Twins 2Scouts: Edwin Encarnacion was all the Indinas needed as he managed to single-handedly put away the Twins.  Edwin had all 5 RBI’s, highlighted by his two home-runs.

 

Cardinals 5, Orioles 8 – The story of this series was poor pitching and a lot of fireworks, and that continued in the finale as Seth Smith, Trey Mancini, Mark Trumbo, and Welington Castillo all went deep for the O’s.  Meanwhile the Cards got homers from Stephen Piscotty, Dexter Fowler, and Yadier Molina, but managed to come up short of a come-back.  Baltimore lost starter J.J. Hardy in the fourth after a pitch struck his right wrist.

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4 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps For 6/18/2017

  1. Pretty good weekend in New York for the Nats, despite Mr. deGrom’s performance yesterday. They took three of four from the Mets, thus extending their lead in the division, and the bullpen actually managed to protect leads in all three wins, giving up only four runs over those three games (baby steps), including three solo home runs (babies fall down sometimes when walking).

    The bullpen, specifically Enny Romero, even managed to record a save, the first one since the Glover/Puig DSW in LA a week and a half ago. This is a good thing, because Enny might be the closer right now, with Glover still on the DL and Shawn Kelley joining him there. The trade watch is on in DC, though.

    Next up is three at Macondo Banana Massacre Field, which seems like a weird name for a ballpark, but the Nats have yet to sell naming rights to their place, so glass houses and all that. I’ve heard rumors/speculation/wishcasting that M&M Mars, a local family with perhaps more money than the Lerners, may be looking to put their name on the stadium, which could lead to lots of “Red Planet” nicknames and such, but I only saw that on Twitter, so…

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  2. The Twins went into their weekend series with Cleveland ahead by two and came out behind by two, which makes sense because their starting pitching aside from Santana and Berrios is poo poo. Apparently the dream is over and I am awake…with a hangover.

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