He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/23/17

Prof: What ho, friends? I biffed off work early yesterday, went straight away home and slept fitfully for an hour, then woke up, then promptly went to sleep again for another hour, then woke up again, then slept for about two hours before waking once more. After I’m finished with this write up, I will try to sleep again. Insomnia is the devil, I do not recommend it to anyone. So if I seem a bit somnambulist today, I apologize.

 


 

Rangers 7, Angels 5Scouts: Adrian Beltre went deep twice as the Rangers pulled within two games of the second Wild Card Spot.  It’s gonna get really fun as there are currently 7 teams within 5 games of that spot, 4 within 2.

Athletics 7, Orioles 8 F/12Scouts: The O’s got the win off a walk-off homer by Manny Machado, but sadly Zach Britton’s consecutive save streak has ended at 60 which is still a AL record, but 24 games shy of Eric Gagne’s MLB record.  To be honest, I think I’d rather have the streak still going than the win.

 

Brewers 2, Giants 4Prof: Oh no baby, what is you doin’? Losing to the Giants? Oh no. Matt Garza is not to blame for this loss, no – it’s more on Milwaukee’s inability to generate runs than anything else. Bats are a little cool these days.

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Marlins 0, Phillies 8Prof:  Oh no baby, what is you doin’ part two? How can you get stomped by the Phillies? Our Feesh correspondent Old Gator did mention in a previous missive that with good pitching, the Phillies could be a threat in the future, and it’s because of guys like Rhys Hoskins. The rookie sensation did not disappoint again, hitting a home run and driving in five runs in this lopsided victory.

 

Dodgers 0, Pirates 1 F/10Prof: Poor Rich Hill. Has the absolute best outing of his entire life, and gets Harvey Haddix’d. If I were him, I’d be ticked off at my coworkers for not getting a damn run at least once. If not for that, he wouldn’t have had to go out there in the tenth inning and Hill would be the above the fold hero of the day.

 

Red Sox 6, Indians 1Prof:  Oof. Well, I guess Corey Kluber is actually human. The Red Sox were able to exploit a bad night for the Klubot and also a weakened Land of Cleve batting order to get a much needed win for a team that isn’t too far out of the playoff hunt. The Disabled List of Cleve is chock full, as Jason Kipnis is once again on the 10-day, while Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley, and Lonnie Chisenhall are also pretty banged up.

Yankees 10, Tigers 2Scouts: Aaron Judge begins a new strike out streak!  Okay, that’s not really the big story line here.  Ronald Torreyes went 4-4 and Gary Sanchez went 2-5 with 3 RBI and a homer as Jordan Zimmerman got absolutely rocked.

 

Cubs 9, Reds 3Scouts: Kyle Schwarber blasted a 3 run shot and Tommy La Stella followed up with a homer as the Cubs rolled right over the Reds for their 5th consecutive win.  The Cubs now hold a 3.5 game lead over the Brewers who just can’t get it together.

Diamondbacks 3, Mets 4 Prof:  No Flex(en) Zone! New York brought out a young guy to help their struggling rotation get some needed relief, and Chris Flexen was able to do just that. This was his sixth MLB start, and he got the win while helping lead New York to end a three game losing streak. On the Gritty Snakes side, they are only a half game ahead of the Rockies in the Wild Card race.

Twins 3, White Sox 4Scouts: Minnesota blew this one big time, allowing a run in the 8th, and a walk-off single in the 9th to the lowly White Sox.  These are the games you really gotta win when you are scraping it out for the playoffs.

Nationals 1, Astros 6Prof: A day after the Nats won their ninth straight against the ‘stros, Houston got a little bit of their back and hit three home runs on their way to a W. One to watch Alex Bregman hit a three run shot, while Jake from State Farm Marisnick and Max Stassi had solo dingers of their own.

Rockies 4, Royals 6Scouts: Turns out this is a day of walk-offs as Eric Hosmer smacked a three-run walk-off homer to stun the Rockies.

 

Padres 2, Cardinals 6Scouts: Luke Weaver did some work, filling in for an injured Adam Wainwright.  Weaver held the Padres to 3 hits and 10 strikeouts over 7 innings of work.

Blue Jays 7, Rays 6Scouts: Not much pitching was had as the two teams combined for 9 home runs.  Kevin Pillar’s solo shot in the 8th was the final difference maker for the Blue Jays.

 

Mariners 9, Braves 6Prof: What happened? Jim Johnson happened. This guy blows more saves than the dad in A Christmas Story blows fuses. I know why they keep bringing him out there because the other two relievers are constantly being overworked, but why they keep trotting him out and not one of these young kids for experience I have no idea. JJ got booed by the home crowd when he left the field. I’ve been to Braves games where we cheered an opposing player for being halfway decent, and here they are booing a member of their own team. It’s rough these days. Also, FF5 said that if he were an animal, he’d be a cat, which once again endeared me to his goofy self.

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5 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 8/23/17

  1. There was an article in WaPo the other day about how every bullpen outing for the Nats right now is an audition for a role in the post-season. I’m pretty sure Shawn Kelley has pitched himself out of such a role, as he just can’t stop giving up dingers, including the three-run bomb last night. Oh well.

    In other news, Max Scherzer’s neck still isn’t right, so he won’t come of the DL on Friday as originally planned, but he says it’ll be just days, not weeks, till he’s ready. Here’s hoping those are plain old Earth days, and not Spock Wrath of Khan days.

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  2. But seriously, folks –

    Yeah, the Feesh hit one of those oxygen-depriving algal blooms called Mark Leiter Jr., son of former ML pitcher Mark Leiter and nephew of – ah, I love irony, especially on a hoagie roll with lots of horsemeat and Velveeta™ – Rainbow Warriors color broadcaster and author of the Feesh’s first no-hitter against the Rocky Mountain Oysters (a game I attended), Al Leiter. Leiterspawn went seven dominant innings – yes, he wore the spiked heels and held the whip – allowing one hit, fanning five and inviting two for a Wednesday stroll. Daddy musta been busting his buttons over that performance.

    There will be no Feesh highlight reel today. Team Impending BeepBeep fell to 62-63, slipping orf the strange attractor like a red-eared slider orf a floating log, and the projector seems to be entangled in gossamer reality waves. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

    Red-eared slider

    Gossamer reality waves

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  3. Last night I had a dream – a distraught Clayton Kershaw was answering no he didn’t know why he lost the strike zone against a barely better than 500 team in the biggest game of his life. Then last night’s 9th inning happened. Dirty damn Gods.

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    • Them Ancient Old Ones again. This game was foretold in the Necronomicon in the eldritch times before there was and each was all. Ball four is on your lower right:

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