He Said, She Said – Recaps for 6/20/17

Scouts: Joe West celebrated his 5,000th game last night, proof that absolutely anyone can have a job if they just keep showing up, and that ability and performance matters not.  Isn’t America grand?

 

 


Indians 5, Orioles 6Prof: Well, glory be. The Orioles won a game! It was all thanks to the incredible Manny Machado. Machado went 4-4, hit two home runs and drove in four RBI. The Magical Bullpen of Cleve let them down.

 

Cardinals 8, Phillies 1 F/11 – Prof:  Wow, the Phillies sure did tank, allowing the Redbirds to hang seven on them in the eleventh inning! The bullpen fell apart, giving up hits left and right. Stephen Piscotty doubled, sending in two, then Yadi Molina hit a homer to bring Piscotty and himself home. Then, Tommy Pham hit a home run to bring another run in, and finally Matt Carpenter (who had started the inning being driven home by Piscotty) doubled to push the dagger in for the kill. God, I thought the Braves were sad.

Pirates 7, Brewers 3Scouts: Zach Davies gave up 6 in the first including Jose Osuna’s 3 run shot and that was all he wrote.

 

Blue Jays 1, Rangers 6Prof:  Adrian Beltre is inching closer and closer to 3000 hits!

Now the Rangers are back at .500 for the season. Home runs a plenty for Texas, with Carlos Gomez and Nomar Mazara mashing taters alongside Beltre.

Padres 0, Cubs 4Scouts: Rizzo lead off with a home run, the third time he’s done that in seven games.  It ended up being all the Cubbies needed as Mike Montgomery and the pen shut down the Padres on 5 hits.

White Sox 7, Twins 9Scouts: Kennys Vargas jacked one 483 feet to plate 3.  Miguel Sano also poped a 2 run shot and the Twins blew past the Sad Sox.

 

Red Sox 8, Royals 3Scouts: Big Jerk Chris Sale Continues Strike Out Dominance.  Also is a jerk.  Sale had 10 k’s over 8.1 innings.

Diamondbacks 3, Rockies 4Prof:  Weirdness in the second inning, when Zack Greinke got wonky and let loose a wild pitch, causing Ian Desmond to reach third base. Then Jeff Mathis had an error, and Desmond was able to make it home for the first score of the night. The Unholy Three of Arenado, Blackmon, and LeMahieu  were at it again, putting on a show in the eighth.

 

Mets 0, Dodgers 12Scouts: #lolMets.  Corey Seager was a grand slam away from a homer cycle.

 

Astros 8, Athletics 4Scouts: Springer lead it off with a homer, the Astros picked up 4 more in the first and never looked back.  Sonny Gray settled in after the first, but the damage was done.

Tigers 4, Mariners 5Scouts: Kyle Seager walked it off with a double in the 10th.  Detroit came from behind to tie it in the 8th, but couldn’t hold off the M’s.

 

Angels 8, Yankees 3Prof:  Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez both homered, but it amounted to nothing against the suddenly .500 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, United States, Milky Way Galaxy. Cameron Maybin and Kole Calhoun did some good deeds for the Halos.

Nationals 12, Marlins 3Prof:  All evening, I had a burning sensation on my neck. At first, I thought it was the Icy Hot that I’ve been putting on my sore muscles, but then I saw that Fredi Gonzalez, late of my beloved Atlanta Braves, did a boneheaded thing (he tried to hold up Marcell Ozuna at third. Ozuna ignored it and easily went home for a Feesh score). It was my Fredi Alarm. No matter, the Nats made easy work of the Feesh. Royce Harpler extends his hitting streak, and Daniel Murphy hit yet another home run.

Reds 5, Rays 6Prof:  Well, it started well for Cincinnati, and Joey Votto gave it his best in the ninth inning, but everything was Flying Fish. Did you guys know that LoMo is among the league leaders for home runs this season? He has 21 for the year thus far, and 105 for his career! What’s gotten into him? Wonders never cease.

Giants 6, Braves 3Prof:  I’d like to address the rumor flying around Twitter. Yes, there are people saying that Atlanta might move Freddie Freeman to third base so that they can keep Matt Adams. Do I think it will happen? I hope not. But this is the same organization who moved Chipper Jones into the outfield for a few years in order to play a vastly inferior guy at third, so anything is possible. There was a game last night, as well. Hat tip to the Giants, who were able to convert on some truly stupid play by the Barves. Fielder’s choiceses and throwing errors and what not. Ugh.

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6 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 6/20/17

  1. I got nothin’

    Last night’s game looked like it might be a tight one, then a laugher for the Nats, then like the Marlins might make it competitive, and then it all blew up before the Nats’ bullpen had a chance to work its magic.

    Scherzer today in a noon start, so I expect to see Lobaton, Drew, Lind, and Rayburn in the lineup, then the Nats have their first day off tomorrow in three weeks before welcoming two of Dusty’s old teams (the Reds and the Cubs) for seven. Friday night is a Game of Thrones promotion; the team hid some “dragon eggs” around town, and they’re handing out t-shirts with nine sigils on them:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/06/19/nationals-will-hide-dragon-eggs-ahead-of-game-of-thrones-night

    I’ve watched every GoT episode, and I don’t recall much in the way of anything resembling baseball, but whatever. The Nats Remember, I guess.

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  2. Per Logan Morrison; he has a ways seemed right on the edge of being that first baseman, but never quite putting it together. Seems to be putting it all in place this year. Go figure.

    Matt Adams is a bit less surprising, but all of a sudden he is hitting lefties and the skill set is coming out.

    And George Springer is finally all the Astros had hoped for when Ed Wade spent a first round pick on him. But the big swing, good eye, and solid fielding have come together. The only thing missing is the 40-steal speed they thought they would get at the MLB level. It strikes me sometimes that he is a high level talent who does not have a really high baseball IQ. A lot of the great catches he makes start with a bad route to the ball. But, having said that, a supreme talent and a clubhouse leader.

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    • You can add Justin Smoak to the list of “where the hell did THAT come from?” first basemen. He’s already matched his season high of 20 home runs. Not that I’m complaining…

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