He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/7/17

Prof:  I am not really a big Taylor Swift fan, but this version of Bad Blood is a STRAIGHT BANGER, YO. Mostly because it’s a Kendrick Lamar song where she’s featuring. Here for it. I’m sure you’ll see a pattern in the music I’ve chosen for today’s recap. Hope you all have a good weekend.


Scouts: – Dustin Pedroia says that stealing signs is part of the game and it’s no big deal.  (Actually it’s against the rules in several ways and it’s called cheating but who gives a shit about a silly thing like cheating.)  I think this is a particularly hilarious take for a player and a team who decided to attempt to end the career of a player who slide a little far into one of their own a few months back, and they decided to be gigantic babies about it.  Man, the Red Sox sure are doing a pretty good job getting me to actively root against them.


Marlins 5, Braves 6Prof:  The Marlins start a fortuitous road trip away from Miami-Dade, and their hosts, the Atlanta Braves, made a generous gesture during this game. Anyone evacuating from Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina because of Hurricane Irma could get into SunTrust Park for free to watch the game. I know that it might not mean a lot in the scheme of things, but for people who are scared and nervous and away from home, a few hours of hospitality and entertainment is actually very important. So a round of applause to the Braves organization for this show of brotherhood and humanity. As far as the game goes, the Marlins was going to win on the road, too, but Kurt Suzuki had something to say about that. Suzuki capped a wild ninth inning for Atlanta by hitting a line drive to win the game. Probably didn’t help that the Feesh had intentionally walked Freddie Freeman, who legged it on home. Also, a tip o’ the cap to our friend SomeGuy, who reported in yesterday’s comments that my boy, the Big Buckin’ Chicken, might be activated from the DL tomorrow. Oh, heck yeah. Momma likes.


Cardinals 0, Padres 3Scouts: Clayton Richard threw 6 shutout innings, Wil Myers hit a two-run homer, and the Padres shut out the Cards lost ground after both the Cubs and Rockies won above them.




Rockies 9, Dodgers 1Scouts: Holy shit the Dodgers just keep losing.  They are on a 7 game losing streak and are 1 for their last 14.  And they still have a 10 game lead in the division.  LA has some time, but the one time impossible to lose juggernaut is suddenly looking incredibly average.

Cubs 8, Pirates 2Prof: Chicago’s bats finally woke up. Albert Almora Jr had a two run bomb, young Ian Happ had three hits and also a clutch play – throwing out Jordy Mercer at home, and Javy Baez and Jason Heyward had back to back RBI singles in the fifth inning to clinch the W for the Cubs.

Reds 2, Mets 7Prof:  The player of the game for New York was rookie Brandon Nimmo, who hit two home runs. Juan Lagares also crushed one, and together they helped elevate M-tt H-rv-y to the win.

Indians 11, White Sox 2Prof: WINDIANS is what the Magical Land of Cleve has on their Twitter profile, and that’s appropriate, because they have been rolling to fifteen straight wins. FIFTEEN. FIFTEEN!

I’m sorry, I just had to. FIFTEEN! The Klubot had another strong outing, striking out thirteen in seven. The Boys of Cleve also had five dingers in this game.

Twins 4, Royals 2Scouts: Triple runs in the 9th secured the go from behind win for the Twinnies.  Brian Dozier tied it with a sac fly and Jorge Polanco singled in the winning pair.


Yankees 9, Orioles 1Scouts: I mean it’s not like a game against a division leader with the playoffs bearing down on you actually MEANS anything.  Good going O’s.  Really.  Kevin Gausman looked terribly terrible once more and the O’s hop on a flight to go visit 15 in a row Cleveland.  I’m sure that’ll end well.  Once they are swept in Cleveland, it’ll be curtains for them and Baltimore will all turn toward the impending Football season.


Phillies 3, Nationals 4 Prof: With this win, the Nats magic number is four. And they’ve officially taken the Braves out of the NL East playoff race (not that they were gonna make it, but the dream is officially dead). Adam Lind had an RBI and the Treat Urner had a two run single in the sixth inning.





3 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Recaps for 9/7/17

  1. Unlike the Indians, the Astros, or the Dodgers, the Nats this year have avoided long streaks, of both the winning and losing variety. Their longest winning streak was only seven games, and they lost four in a row at one point, and that’s been it. Everything else has been winning two of three, three of four, four of six/seven, that sort of thing, but you stack enough of them on top of each other, and you can end up at 86-54 like they are right now.

    (Comedy interlude: I looked up the above info at BBRef, and on the Nats’ page, prominently displayed, was an ad that read “HARP IS EXPIRING”. I’d rather not think of that, thank you…)

    Speaking of the Dodgers, their current state of forgetting how to baseball has some in these parts dreaming that the Nats might still snatch away the number one seed for the NL playoffs, as only six games separate the teams, and they play three head to head next weekend. Personally, I don’t want that to happen, and I sure as hell don’t want to see the Nats expend energy on it. I just feel like the number one seed is at a slight disadvantage early in the NLDS round, because while the wild card winner got to play a meaningful game in the interim, the number one seed sat around with their collective thumbs up their asses for four days, and it can take a bit for the rust to shake off. I have no data to back this up (other than 2012 and 2014, of course), but it’s how I feel.

    The Nats called up three outfielders yesterday, as it looks like Brian Goodwin won’t be making it back for the post-season. Andrew Stevenson, Rafael Bautista, and Victor Robles all made it to the big club; Stevenson and Bautista have had cups of coffee already this year, and neither looks particularly ready, while Robles is the Nats’ untouchable number one top prospect, is 20 years old, and has never played above AA (and only has a half season there). Robles got an at bat and flew out, which netted a standing ovation from the home crowd, which, ok. I expect that there will come a time when all three of these young men comprise the starting outfield for the Nats, and it will come as soon as next week, in the hangover game that follows the clinching of the division (magic number is four); there’s theoretically no place for any of them to start next year, barring a trade of Michael A. Taylor, but the future will be on display briefly for the next few weeks.


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