He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 4/23/18

Prof: I should’ve asked for another day off.  Let’s keep White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar in our thoughts and prayers. Danny is recovering from a brain anyruishm which caused him to vomit then faint during the game on Sunday. He had just pitched, then suddenly faced life and death. He seems to be recovering, but these things are no joke. Best wishes to Danny, his family, and the White Sox. Some things are bigger than baseball.

Twins 1, Yankees 14Prof: OUCH. Lord, help. It’s like that scene from the Simpsons, where the kid’s crying. “Stop! Stop! He’s already dead!” Here are some of the stats from last night’s game:  Giancarlo Stanton went 4-4 including 2 RBI and a solo homer. Didi Gregorius went 1-4 but that one hit was a grand slam. Aaron Hicks went 1-4 with 1 RBI. Gary Sanchez went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Tyler Austin went 2-5 with four RBI including one solo dinger as well. What an offensive performance by New York.


Athletics 9, Rangers 4Scouts: Oakland decided they had enough of that 3-3 tie they were mired in and busted out for 6 runs in the 9th, an inning which included not one but two run scoring triples.

Mariners 4, White Sox 10Prof: An emotional game for both teams after the sad events surrounding pitcher Danny Farquhar, who played on both teams. Both dugouts hung up Farquhar jerseys during the game. The White Sox have a terrible record, but played with a lot of heart last night, and started out strong. Five runs in the first inning alone. Jose Abreu hit two home runs in the outing.

Marlins 1, Dodgers 2 – Scouts: When I start to get down about my own team, I look fondly at the BVI Marlins and realize just how bad it could really be.  It really puts things into perspective.  Walker Buehler went 5 scoreless in his first big league start, who unfortunately relieved a no-decision due to a blown lead in the 8th.


Angels 2, Astros 0Prof: Gerrit Cole actually pitched very well, but Tony Skaggs pitched just a little bit better. Skaggs went 7 with no earned runs, while Cole went 7 but gave up the two – a single RBI in the fifth and a double RBI in the sixth.


Braves 4, Reds 10Prof:  Atlanta is out here Barving. How do you lose to the Reds? A team that couldn’t even beat itself? Well, this is how: The Braves were up by two until the fifth inning, when Mike Foltynewicz had a hiccup, walked Billy Hamilton, then gave up a home run to Schebler. After giving up a single to Joey Votto, Atlanta pulled Folty and in entered Sam Freeman, who struck out my small child Scooter Gennett to end the inning. The game was all tied up, then Sam Freeman came back out in the sixth. Now, guys, the Braves have been using Sam Freeman A LOT lately. He probably is exhausted. He walked Adam Duvall, gave up a single to Tucker Barnhart, and then walked Pennington. In comes Peter Moylan, who promptly gave up a single to Winkler. It was all downhill from there, with dumb moves by guys who have no business being called up from Rome, much less Gwinnett (looking at you, Miguel Socolovich). I’m disgusted, but it was a good outing for new Reds skip Jim Riggleman at least.

Padres 13, Rockies 5Scouts: What the holy hell?  The Padres of all teams scored 4 to start up the game, then immediately gave all 4 right back.  Ok, that’s very Padre like, but then in the 7th they busted out for 9 freaking runs only two of which came off home-run!  What the whaaaa?


Nationals 2, Giants 4Scouts: East teams sure hate traveling West.  The Nats are now 1-3 on their West Coast trip and fans at this point are just excited to be able to watch a game again.  These 10:15pm start times are absolutely brutal.  No wonder the Nats all seem to be sleep walking.

Spiders 2, Orioles 1Prof: Cookie Carrasco gets the win, Kevin Gausman gets the loss even though he pitched very well, and the Orioles continue to provide no run support to guys who are actually pitching well. Nothing against the Land of Cleve, who was able to get a homer off of Gausman in the second inning, which was all they needed to win.


4 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 4/23/18

  1. It’s weird to wake up at six thirty in the morning here in the mother country and see the Feesh game just ended. Time zones and all. The loss? Well of course. I’m hoping that epic Bryant Gumball headbutting with Beep Beep (“….past a diving Jeter into left field!”) gets taped somewhere so I can watch it when I get home tomorrow night.

    So what does one do on one’s last day in London? Well, I began by booking myself a bargain roundtrip back here from Miami in late July when I plan to drive up to the Edinburgh Festival, catch a few T-20 cricket games with a good buddy colleague and wander London in the summer at my leisure. One also breakfasts for the final time this trip at Bibendum in the grand old Michelin Tire warehouse, with its tiled paintings of 1900-era European motorcars (wonderful!) and its creamed avocado and chilli on sourdough toast with two poached eggs, French latte and a chocolate croissant.

    That’s what.

    With their 2-1 loss to the Bums last night the 5-17 Feesh have now officially gotten orf to the worst start in the history of the franchise – though who would want to invest in another Feesh store just to reproduce that hideous gonorrhea-colored “M” on their shingle is beyond me. They’re not merely tanking. They’re panzering. I doubt if Beep Beep’s “Project Wolverine” even scares the chickens.


  2. It looks like Farquhar is improving but will need to stay in the hospital 3 weeks. I don’t like what I’m reading about it however…stuff amounting to “he’s replying to commands”, like they won’t say whether he has brain damage that would impede normal functioning or not.

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    1. I, too, am cautiously optimistic. But just think… Had he not been in a place with fast thinking medical staff who immediately realized there was a serious problem, he might have died.


  3. Es ist nicht gut. The Twins bullpen began to implode during the Tampa series and hit the bottom last night. This on the fourth day of a 19 day day off less stretch. The bullpen is not only pitching badly but is also pitching too much. Things might well get worse.

    Time to exercise our delusional thinking skills.

    Blossoming elite season saving young ace Jose Berrios torments Yankee hitters with absolutely filthy breaking balls for nine scoreless innings, providing the Twins bullpen a chance to catch their breath and get in rhythm before fatal damage is done to their playoff hopes.

    Now, ice cream! Play ball!


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