He Said, She Said – Recaps for 6/27/17

We had quite a few walk-offs last night, how fun!  We also have early reports on the new Spider-Man movie which all come across as rather positive.  It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a good Spider-Man movie, and I feel like the template is certainly there.  Although sometimes I wonder why anyone even bothers when movies like Transformers continues to sell, sell, sell.

 


Twins 2, Red Sox 9Scouts: Even the weather couldn’t stop Drew Pomeranz’ dominance last night as his performance gave the Red Sox sole possession of first place.

Yankees 3, White Sox 4Scouts: New York thought they were sitting pretty with a 3-1 lead in the 8th, but Jose Abreu and company had other thoughts.  Dellin Betances gave up the two-run walk off single to Abreu in a rare blown save.

 

Braves 3, Padres 0Scouts: Sean Newcomb went 6 innings of shutout ball then turned it over to the Barves bullpen to complete the job.

Athletics 6, Astros 4Prof:  George Springer did his best, but Khris Davis’ best was better. Jed Lowrie also did not suck.

Orioles 3, Blue Jays 1Scouts: I am absolutely shocked that Kevin Gausman pitched 5.1 innings of zero run ball.  I’m not surprised that he only lasted 5.1, but that he didn’t give up 7 runs in the process is at least progress.

Rangers 2, Indians 1Prof: After the Magical Land of Cleve came roaring back the other day, the Rangers figured they could have a comeback of their own. Adrian Beltre hit his 450th career homer, and it was this home run that lifted Texas over Cleveland in the ninth inning for the win.

Royals 3, Tigers 5Prof:  Justin Verlander found himself in a bit of a scrape, but powered through it and got himself a W against Kansas City. J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera both homered, and Mikie Mahtook had a highlight worthy catch. I bet Historio is a very happy lady today!

 

Brewers 6, Reds 8Prof:  Scooter Gennett played against his old team, but there were no broken relationship jitters. The two teams were tied up until Joey Votto hit a two run homer in the fifth inning to lift Cincinnati to victory.

Mets 3, Marlins 6Prof:  Christian Yelich had three hits, including a two run single. Big Buckin’ Chicken had a two run single of his own. The Mets were bitten by the injury bug once again, when Robert Gsellman left the game with a strained hammy. Pretty soon they won’t have a pitcher left to take the mound and we might see Mr. Met out there throwing knucklers.

Phillies 8, Mariners 2Scouts: Better late than never, Maikel Franco homered to take the lead in the 7th, and Philly followed up with another run in the 8th and 4 more in the 9th.

Angels 0, Dodgers 4Scouts: The Dodgers are really living by the long ball this year this time enjoying a Joc Pederson three-run blast in the 6th.

Rockies 3, Giants 4 F/14 – Scouts: Let’s play two!  Well, one and a half anyways.  Denard Span walked it off with a single.  Colorado let this one get away from them, allowing the tying run in the 8th.

 

Cubs 1, Nationals 6Prof:  It was a battle of Cy Young winners, and Mad Max reigned victorious. Fun fact – Scherzer hadn’t allowed an earned run in the first inning since April. That’s insane! Even with that rare misstep, Max was a killer. The Cubs also suffered from some really boneheaded throwing errors by Tommy LaStella and Miggy Montero.

Rays 4, Pirates 2 F/10 – Prof:  Extra mustard! New Ray Hechavarria made himself comfortable, driving in Gordon Beckham in the eighth inning, and hitting a sac fly in the 10th to score Wilson Ramos.

Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 6 F/10 – Scouts: We had a little bit of a bullepn issue in Arizona as the Cardinals watched a 5-2 lead evaporate in the 8th and 9th, and then Chris Herrmann walked it off in the 10th.

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4 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 6/27/17

  1. It can be argued that neither Arietta nor Scherzer was at his best last night. Arietta was clearly worse, walking six guys and giving up six hits in four-plus innings, but despite the numbers, Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual, and left after six innings and only 93 pitches. Max needed a relatively low volume day after his last two 120 pitch outings, and he got it.

    The Nats stole seven bases last night, and Miggy Montero is here to say that there’s no I in team, but there is a U in suck, and he’s looking at you, Jake Arrieta:

    http://m.mlb.com/video/v1548247183/chcwsh-montero-on-allowing-seven-stolen-bases

    One other thing… If you squint, and cock your head just so, you might be able to see something resembling a reasonable bullpen starting to take shape for the Nats, at least in the 7th and 8th inning, as Enny Romero and Blake Treinen (remember him?) are starting to display the kind of power-armed efficiency that those roles call for. The Nats obviously still don’t have a closer (Koda Glover’s still not thrown a baseball since hurting his back, and K-Rod’s not the answer), but they appear to maybe have some pieces falling into place to get them from the starter to the closer, should they ever find one.

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  2. The Feesh had some fun with the Mutts’ pitching staph last night, but not as much as they should have had. Wild Bour hasn’t hit a homer in about a week, so he’s overdue (“I’m overdue” were terrifying words in my youth).

    As a rule the all star break is for me what the “five empty days” were to the Mayans, days of fear and trembling, of obsessing over whether the cosmic cycles would right themselves again. It is no coincidence that during this period the Feesh have climbed back to within 4 games of….the strange attractor and, like the Mayans on day four of the empties the nuances of those gossamer reality waves can be sensed again. Dear Buddha, but this is an awesome moment.

    Late word from the clubhouse is Gsellman didn’t hurt himself; he just went looking for his lost vowel.

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