He Said, She Said – Recaps for 7/24/17

We are down to the final week before the trade deadline.  Who’s gonna go?  Who’s gonna stay?  We’ve already had quite a few interesting moves, but I’m still looking forward to that big headline deal.  Will the Red Sox stand firm?  Will the Dodgers pick up another arm or two?  What about teams like the Astros or Twins who are in it for the first time in a long time?  Let’s see some excitement around here!


Astros 13, Phillies 4Scouts: A two hour rain delay gave the ‘stros plenty of time to spend in the batting cages and come out hot, and boy did they.  Houston is now 36-12 on the road.

Royals 5, Tigers 3Scouts: Salvy Perez and Mike Moustakas went back-to-back-jack in the 12th.

Marlins 4, Rangers 0Prof:  OH NOOOOOO The Big Buckin’ Chicken is hurt! This is not a drill, you guys! Justin Bour has a strained oblique muscle and I has a sad. Mr. Iron Giant himself had two home runs, and Marcell the Damned hit a deep double to bring Christian Yelich home as well.

 

Braves 2, Diamondbacks 10Scouts: Zack Grenkie earned his salary last night, pitching 8 innings, and limiting the Barves to just two runs over 5 hits.  R.A. Dickey however, couldn’t make it out of the 4th giving up 4 runs on 5 hits.

Reds 2, Indians 6Prof:  The Magical Land of Cleve defeated in-state artificial rival Cincinnati and now have a winning record at Progressive Field. Josh Tomlin coughed up two homers, one of them to my small son Scooter Gennett, but Cleveland still had a swell showing from their pitching staff.

 

Red Sox 0, Mariners 4Scouts: James Paxton who they call “Big Maple” for reasons I just don’t want to know was lights out last night, shutting out the Sox over 7 dominating innings.  Paxton racked up 10 strikeouts while giving up just 4 hits.

Twins 4, Dodgers 10Scouts: LA danced with the girl that brung them, riding a three-run Cody Bellinger homer in the 8th to victory in what is sure to continue to be an excellent series.

 

White Sox 3, Cubs 1Prof:  Crosstown squads met at The Friendly Confines, where the junior league defeated the reigning World Champions. Kyle Hendricks had his first start since early June, and garnered a no decision.

Athletics 2, Blue Jays 4Prof:  A much needed win for Toronto. While the Blue Jays aren’t going to sniff a playoff berth in any way, they needed to find a way to defeat their skid. Russell Martin hit a home run in the win.

Mets 5, Padres 3Scouts: Jacob deGrom is getting into a groove thang, racking up 8 K’s over 8 innings.

 

Pirates 10, Giants 3Scouts: The suddenly hot as lava Pirates got ahead early, picking up 6 in the first two frames, and never looking back.  Matt Cain has now dropped to 3-9 with a 5.45 ERA.

Orioles 5, Rays 0Prof:  Baltimore has caught lightning in a bottle, winning six out of their last eight. The Sea Creatures, on the other hand, are at a season low. This is their fifth straight loss. Kevin Gausman pitched six innings, which is what the Orioles need out of him. Hot bats included Adam Jones, Manny Machado, and Jonathan Schoop.

Rockies 2, Cardinals 8Prof:  This was all Redbirds. Fun fact – all the scores came in twos. St. Louis had three home runs from three different players.

 

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8 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 7/24/17

  1. With the trade deadline fast approaching, Verlander may have made his last appearance in Tiger laundry last night. If so, he gave a good performance: 7 innings, 3 runs and 9 K’s. With Kershaw out a few weeks, LA seems a perfect spot for JV.

    Tonight is one of my favorite days of the year, my dad’s annual birthday game. The list of things better than going to a ball game with your son and your dad has to be extremely short. Hopefully the baseball gods are smiling on the Tigers tonight.

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  2. I expect the Astros to pick up a reliever for sure. Justin Wilson is much discussed, but so have been Zach Britton and Kelvim Herrerra.

    I would lean toward thinking they want to invest in another starter. Keuchel is probably okay, but they need to see him pitch to be sure. And McCullers looks awful lately. They have an abundance of #3/#4/#5 type pitchers. But I think they will look for one more semi-ace. If they don’t it will just be because the price is so high in prospects.

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    • Tom Koehler would make a great reliever, just like Brad hand. Please take him.

      Please.

      Meanwhile the Iron Giant has been en fuego lately, crushing two more dingers yesterday giving him 32 for the season. Aaron Judge, whom he tied thereby, must have rrrrreally pissed him orf at the home run derby.

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  3. I have a question I was hoping somebody might be able to help me out with. The Twins are now 47 – 47. Their game with the Dodgers tonight starts at 7:10 PST – 9:10 CST. If the Dodgers win and the game ends at say 10:30 PST 7/25 – 12:30 am CST 7/26, can I say after the season “well at least the Twins were at or above 500 all the way to 7/26?

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