He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/15/17

Scouts: Angel Hernandez “needs to find another job“.  Ian Kinsler had some pretty choice words about Angel Hernandez after arguing and getting tossed following a 1-0 pitch that was called a ball.  Ian still upset about a boarder-line strike call asked if the second one was going to be called a strike or not.  Hernandez who’s known for being a terrible umpire with a short leash tossed him immediately.  Brad Ausmus himself was tossed immediately when he came out to defend his player.

“This has to do with changing the game,” Kinsler said. “He’s changing the game. He needs to find another job. He really does. I’m not mad at him. He just needs to go away.”

Kinsler said he has had issues with Hernandez for over a decade.

“But when it becomes blatant like this, there is a problem. … What is he doing on the field? What is he doing out there? It’s pretty obvious he needs to stop ruining baseball games,” Kinsler added.

MLB has yet to comment or announce a suspension or fine for Kinsler’s comments, which is pretty telling at this point, especially considering that Hernandez has filed a lawsuit against MLB just last month.



Royals 8, Athletics 10Scouts:  KC looked to put it away for good with a 5 run 8th.  But Oakland was having none of that and came back with a 6 run inning of their own.  So there!

Angels 1, Nationals 3Prof: A SomeGuy special, in which Gio Gonzalez pitched well enough for his team to make waves. Gio seems to be one of the guys who is really getting the most out of working with Matt Wieters, a catcher who is known for striking up a good relationship with his pitchers and bringing the best out in them. Looking forward to seeing how SG breaks it down for us in the comments!

Rays 6, Blue Jays 4Scouts: Josh Donaldson keeps mashing, but it didn’t help much as the Rays earned their third win in the last 10.

Orioles 1, Mariners 3Scouts: It seems to be all or nothing for the O’s lately as Andrew Albers shut them down and allowed Seattle to break out of a 5 game losing funk.

White Sox 1, Dodgers 6Scouts: You can’t hold LA down for long!  The Dodgers busted out in the 8th with a 5 run rally to end what was a lovely pitching duel.

Giants 9, Marlins 4Prof: Bittersweet outing for the Feesh. The sweet was that Giancarlo Stanton hit yet ANOTHER home run, his sixth game in a row with a dinger. The bitter was that despite said dinger, San Francisco won, due in part because of a throwing error…by Giancarlo Stanton. Wow.


Pirates 1, Brewers 3Prof: Zach Davies really does look like he’s about 13 years old. But he pitches well beyond his years. The young Brewer is 14-6 for the season now, and while he allowed six hits for the night, he did also pitch deep into the seventh inning and when he’s able to do that, he gives Milwaukee a chance to win thanks to the reliable arm of closer Corey “Able” Knebel.

Tigers 4, Rangers 10Scouts: Joey Gallo, Mike Napoli, and Robinson Chirinos all homered powering a 10 run outburst that included a pair of 4 run innings.  Justin Verlander who may not be a Tiger much longer took the loss.


Astros 9, Diamondbacks 4Scouts: Houston came out big early putting up 5 in the second, two in the third and one more in the 4th to get Arizona into a deep hole too difficult to climb out of.


Mets 4, Yankees 5Prof:  Game two of the Subway Series, and it was eventful. This marked the first win for Sonny Gray in pinstripes. It also gave us an injured Aroldis Chapman.

Reds 2, Cubs 1Prof: Kids, Scooter Gennett for MVP. I’m kidding, of course, but he is really proving his worth this season. In yesterday’s post, we talked about Scoots taking the mound. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about his sac fly that brought Joey Votto home and put the Reds on the board. My small child can do it all. I better wash my Milwaukee Gennett shirt and wear it proudly this weekend, huh?

Indians 8, Twins 1Prof:  Oh man. The Magical Land of Cleve just put the hurting on the Twins. Sorry, Happy. You got body slammed by Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jason Kipnis (back from the DL!). Rough game from Bartolo Colon. But we all knew that was probably gonna happen sooner rather than later.

Braves 4, Rockies 3Prof:  Nolan Arenado had an error and it hurt Colorado terribly. That’s not a sentence one can type very often! This was a pretty boring game, with the exception of old man Nick Markakis hitting a homer, and the aforementioned Arenado error.

Cardinals 4, Red Sox 10Scouts: The Rex Sox turned a 5-4-3 triple play in the 4th, then took that momentum into the 5th for a 8 run outburst that pretty much nailed this one shut.


Phillies 4, Padres 8Scouts: Dinelson Lamet took a no-hitter into the 5th and ended up allowing just two runs in 7 innings.

8 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/15/17

  1. Well, that’s a lot of pressure to put on me, Prof; hope I don’t disappoint.

    Truth be told, I was only half paying attention last night, as my mind was still focused at least partly on the ideas advanced by President Trump where great people could be on the side of Nazis and white supremacists, and where being anti-fascist is somehow a bad thing. Still chewing on that one, actually…

    But anyway, sticking to sports, Howie Kendrick hit a couple of solo home runs, and Gio took a no hitter into the 6th before getting into some trouble; unlike previous years, though, he didn’t Gio his way into losing the lead or the game, but wriggled out of trouble and turned things over to the bullpen.

    The newly minted firm of Kintzler, Madson, and Doolittle (hey, it’s DC, so of course we had to make it somehow about lawyers) would have been trusted with the game from there under normal circumstances, but Madson’s been dealing with a blister for a few days, so Matt Albers got the 7th, followed by Kintzler and Doolittle. Kintzler was touched for a solo HR (first run he’s yielded since joining the Nats) but as with most games since the bullpen was improved, there was very little drama, and the Nats held on for the win.

    On the injury front, it’s looking almost certain that Strasburg will be activated in time to pitch on Saturday in San Diego, Trea Turner took batting practice for the first time since suffering the broken bone in his wrist, Jayson Werth (broken toe) was running, and Stephen Drew (oblique) was taking ground balls during BP. Nothing new on Harper, but if and when everyone comes back, the Nats are going to have some tough decisions to make about the post-season roster, and I believe they’re going to roll a pretty formidable team out there.

    I know the standings show the Nats at “only” 71-46 compared to the Dodgers 84-34, but give the Nats a competent bullpen all year, and they’re probably closer to 77-40. Add to that the fact that they beat the Dodgers two out of three in LA back in June (they meet again in mid-September), and I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion that the Dodgers go to the World Series this year. Yes, LA can rightly be considered favorites to do so, but I don’t think it’ll be a walkover if the two meet in the NLCS.

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    1. SG, you’d always do a better job than I would because those are your boys. It’s like when Scout does Braves games, as opposed to when I do it.
      I can’t believe every week I think I’ve seen an all time low, and then POTUS drops a new fire mixtape on us and the bar is lowered further still.
      Yesterday I texted the fellow I’ve been dating, “RIP our republic, 1776-the end of Trump’s presser, it was nice while it lasted.”
      Man, I just can’t.


        1. Thanks to both of you. We’re not out of the woods yet, but it went as well as it could have and far better than I feared. I may be getting my miracle after all.

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    2. Dern right. Remember what happened to that Mariners team that won goo gobs of regular season games and the 1954 Indians.

      Though the chances are fading, I’m still fantasizing about a 82 – 80 Twins team shocking a 116 – 46 Dodgers team.

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