He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/8/17

Prof:  I’m tired of writing eulogies to musicians who mean something to me. I’m not going to do it anymore. The musical selections today will speak for themselves. Godspeed, my fellow Arkansan.


 

Phillies 5, Braves 2Prof: Why the eff can’t Atlanta beat the Phillies? Seriously! It’s starting to get ridiculous. I mean, if the Phillies played the Braves all the time you’d think they were the 2001 Mariners or something. Anyway, Johan Camargo had a freak injury and the Braves finally, FINALLY, put in Max Fried to pitch. Oh yeah (insert Barry White music here), Max Fried… I’ve been waiting for Fried to take the mound all week and that big sexy delivery of his didn’t disappoint. That sounds nasty, you guys. I’m sorry.

 

Astros 5, White Sox 8Scouts: Kevan Smith homered and doubled, driving in 4 runs for the White Sox.  Dallas Keuchel had not his best day of work giving up 10 hits and 8 runs over just 4 innings.

 

Brewers 4 , Twins 11Prof:  Woooohooo! The Border Battle continues, and the Twins took this one from Milwaukee with glee. Brian Dozier hit a grand salami, Eddie Rosario hit two solo homers and young Max Kepler (who I would love to see in a Braves uniform, sorry Happy!) hit a two run and solo bombs of his own.

Yankees 2, Blue Jays 4Scouts: CC Sebathia got smacked around a little, lasting just 3 innings and giving up two-run homers to Josh Donaldson twice.  After the game CC was sent back to New York to get evaluated for a knee injury.

Rockies 1, Indians 4Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve had a last minute three run homer. It was Yan Gone. HA! Get it? Because Yan Gomes hit it? Yeah… that’s awful. I’m sorry. Surprising that they were able to get that off of the league’s save leader (Greg Holland).

 

Rangers 4, Mets 5Prof:  Hey, Mets! Y’all won! And you bet a really good team! Thanks to Yoenis Cespedes, Travis d’Arnaud, and my boy Michael Conforto, all of whom hit home runs. Joey Gallo hit a home run, too; it was his 31st of the season.

Orioles 2, Angels 3Scouts: Parker Bridwell shut down his former team giving up just 1 run over 7 solid innings.  Bridwell who the O’s recently traded away for cash is now 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA.  The O’s offense ran out of gas a little leaving 17 men on base.

Padres 7, Reds 3Scouts: Yangervis Solarte went 3-5 with 3 RBI to provide support for Luis Perdomo’s 2 run, 7 strikeout over 6 innings start.

 

Red Sox 2, Rays 0Prof:  Two things you can take away from this game. One, Chris Sale K’d up thirteen batters, and two, don’t eat anything at the Trop – they finished dead last in a list of major league stadiums in food safety and health violations. They are worse than Kauffman Stadium, which once served moldy hot dogs for goodness’ sake. That’s definitely not good eats. Anyway, back to the game. Craig Kimbrel got his 28th save.

Mariners 7, Athletics 6 F/10Scouts: Down 6-2 after 5, the M’s rallied back picking up a run here and a run there before eventually breaking the tie with a Leonys Martin so-lo homer in the 10th.

Cubs 3, Giants 6Scouts: Buster Posey launched a early three-run home-run and the Cubs were unable to recover.  Newly acquired Jose Quintana picked up the loss after giving up 4 runs over 6 innings.

Marlins 7, Nationals 3Prof: All Giancarlo Stanton does is tower over mortal men and hit home runs. And that’s what he did last night, crushing a league leading 38th homer as the Feesh took out the NL East presumed champs. Vance Worley gets yet another win. Good for you, Vancey Pants!

Tigers 3, Pirates 6Scouts: Chad Kuhl struck out 6 and picked up two RBI’s to help his own cause.  On Sunday Pirates GM Neal Huntington announced that he expects to never see Jung Ho Kang again following his second denial for a work visa following his third DUI in South Korea since 2009.  Kang’s career may be over as since he’s still technically under Pirate control he’s unable to play in Korea either and now is in limbo.  Kang is still under investigation for a sexual assault in Chicago in 2016.

Cardinals 10, Royals 3Prof:  Hey, Michael Wacha! He’s quietly assembled a 9-4 record on a Cardinals team that started out terrible and is slowly rising above .500. The Redbird offense was hot stuff last night, too; home runs from Yadi Molina, Randal Grichuk, and Jedd Gyorko.

Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 6Scouts: Jake Lamb knocked two out of the park, the second a grand slam that was more than enough offense to end a 4 game losing streak against the first place Dodgers.

 

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

  1. The Iron Giant crushed his 38th yesterday. I guess Aaron Judge really pissed him orf.

    In more sad news we mourn the passing at 88 years young of the wonderful Haruo Nakajima, the former karate champion, stunt man and actor who wore the Godzilla suit from the original 1954 film through 1972 and who also played Rodan, Mothra, King Kong and the hit Japanese TV character Ultraman. That original cement and latex suit weighed 220 pounds and sometimes reached 140 degrees f. inside under the studio lights; Nakajima passed out several times and had to be hauled out of the suit to rehydrate the quarts of water he sweated into it. On one occasion he was nearly electrocuted when wire-controlled rockets fell into the “ocean” tank through which he was walking. Another time, as Rodan, he broke several ribs as a cable snapped while he was swooping over a bridge and dumped him onto the set. Nakajima rehearsed for the role by going to the Tokyo zoo and studying the way elephants and hippos walked.

    Whenever he showed up at Comic Con, which he loved, the ebullient Nakajima-san drew throngs of fans and autograph seekers and he loved being surrounded by adoring young women. William Shatner had no chance against his magnetism. Nakajima also represented Godzilla when he won his Hollywood Walk of Fame star at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

    He really had a blast. RIP big guy.

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    • Back in the 70’s the local ABC affiliate had weekday afternoon movie show, the Rita Bell Prize Movie. A couple times a year there would be Japanese Monster Movie Week, loved watching those.

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  2. In other news Joe West is suspended for three games for saying that he thinks Beltre is a poopie poop. Baseball is so weird.

    The warriors of the north star bravely stride into the bowels of cheeshead land in under an hour. So I must be weirder.

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  3. Almost forgot/ @prof okay you can have Kepler but you have to wait until he’s old enough to hit free agency and has at least a couple of wrinkles in that beaming young face.

    Es tut meir lied, Herr Kepler ist heisss!!!!

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