He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 6/17/18

Scouts: Sorry gang, don’t have much for you this morning.  Hope you all had a good father’s day.  Schools are finally out around these parts, which means I get to sleep in an extra 15-25 mins due to time saved not in traffic, so that’s something to be thankful for.  I’ve been listening to some of my old rock favorites a little lately, so as typical it’s time for me to share.  Hope you enjoy!

 


Marlins 4, Orioles 10Prof: The Orioles won on Father’s Day. They won on Mother’s Day, too. I guess they only want to win on special occasions. Dylan Bundy wasn’t great but the offense helped him out, and how many times could one say about this about this team? Big time homers from former Brave Jace “On Base” Peterson and the Mighty Mark Trumbo. The Big Buckin’ Chicken hit two homers, too, in a losing effort. Better than what he did on Saturday, when he had a big ol’ goose egg. However, your friendly neighborhood Prof was a very happy lady, getting to creep on both Bour and Trumbo was a real treat. While the rest of the girls in the stadium were doing their best Ric Flair impressions when Trey Mancini came to bat, I did my usual quiet swooning over the beefy goodness of my aforementioned cuties. Anyway, I’m just saying, even though I’m not big on Father’s Day it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a Dad Bod.

Nationals 6, Blue Jays 8Scouts: Toronto’s won 18 come-from-behind games this year, and I’m not entirely sure if that’s good or bad.  Either way it’s bad for the Nats who just can’t seem to get their shit together lately.

Twins 1, Spiders 4 – Prof: I don’t think that Shane Bieber is any relation to Justin Bieber, but like the musical Biebs, dude hit all the high notes in this game against Happy’s boys. Seven strikeouts and only one in 5 2/3 innings. Ty Naquin and Yan Gomes were your batting champs for the Magical Land of Cleve.

Padres 1, Braves 4 – Scouts:

Reds 9, Pirates 6Scouts: Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler both hit two run shots, and Billy Hamilton made a pretty spectacular grab.

 

Rays 3, Yankees 1Scouts: It was bullpen day yet again for the Rays, and this time it lead to a 3-1 victory over the Yankees.  Do these guys just not have starters or what?

Tigers 3, White Sox 1Prof: As usual, James Shields was a liability to his team. Every run scored by Detroit was coughed up by Shields. Nick Castellanos continues to be a leader for the Tigers.

 

Phillies 10, Brewers 9Prof: Maikel Franco is no joke. He hit a big homer to left field and had a four RBI day in this high scoring affair in Milwaukee. Franco wasn’t the only player who took flight. Home runs were mashed by Rhys Hoskins, Jesus Aguilar, Odubel Herrera and two from Eric Thames.

Astros 7, Royals 4Scouts: Carlos Correa hit a game-tying three-run homer in the 8th, which ignited the Astros offense which concludes a 10-0 game road trip.  The Astros have now won 11 in a row and get to head home to face Tampa.

 

Rockies 12, Rangers 13Prof: Lordt. No one wanted to win this game, it appears. Well, ok, the batters wanted to, but the pitchers sure didn’t. This offensive nightmare started out from the jump, with a DJ LeMahieu homer in the first inning. Then in the fourth inning, the Rockies went nuts, scoring three more times. Texas answered in the sixth with five runs. On and on it went, until a Jose Trevino hit a bloopy walk-off RBI single to win the game.

 

Angels 5, Athletics 6 F/11Scouts: Oakland scored 4 unanswered runs to take this one away from the Angels who are fading fast in an already tough division.  LA is now just 4 games over .500 after once looking like the team to beat in the west.

Red Sox 9, Mariners 3Scouts: You can’t hold Boston down for long.  After getting shut out for 17 innings in a row, the bats finally woke up to the tune of 9 against Seattle, forcing a split of the four game set.  Seattle just might be for real folks.

Giants 4, Dodgers 1Scouts: Chris Stratton over came a lifetime record of 1-3 with a 7.94 ERA vs the Dodgers to help his team head back home just narrowly avoiding a sweep.

 

Mets 5, Diamondbacks 3Prof: I like to think I’m a pretty knowledgeable baseball fan, but I did not know that Clay Buchholz was pitching in Arizona. How did I miss this? I thought he was in Triple A somewhere. Anyway, the subject of one of my all time favorite insult threads on Twitter actually had a decent game, going about 5 2/3 innings with one run. But none of that mattered, because in the ninth inning the Mets went HAM. Joey Bats hit an RBI double which brought New York within one. Then, Brandon Nimmo hit a homer and gave them the lead. To frost this cake, another dinger – this one a solo blast from Asdrubal Cabrera – gave us the final score you see here.

Cubs 0, Cardinals 5Prof: All Redbirds. It was scoreless until the sixth inning, after Chicago had sat its starter (Jose Quintana) for some relief pitchers who were anything but. Most of the Cubs’ mighty bats were cold as ice; the only people getting a knock were KB, Willson Contreras, and Albert Almora, Jr.

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17 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Updates for 6/17/18

  1. Small correction, Scouts. Correa hit a solo home to tie the game with the Royals. He then, however, exhorted his teammates – with something approaching violent assault – to follow his lead and put the game away. Properly inspired, they scored two more in the eighth and one in the ninth.

    That may sound ironic, but it’s actually a fairly accurate description. The guy got pretty animated.

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  2. At least the Twins season didn’t effectively end this weekend. They went into the Cleveland series down 6 and would have been down 9 had they been swept. Instead they took 2 of 3 including a win over Kluber and are now down 5, bad but not hopeless.

    They’re just a few spots from the bottom in runs scored and not that far from the best in runs allowed. Super Joe is back and they get their starting shortstop from last year back at mid season. Dozier and Logan Morrison are performing under their career norm and it’s not unrealistic to think that at least one of them will perk up soon enough. In addition it’s also not unrealistic to hope that Kepler picks it up. Alternatively it’s possible that Rosario and Escaubar, who have been pretty much the entire Twins offense of late, are playing over their heads.

    Given that all five of the current starters are decent and that Santana will be returning I guess fairly soon. I think that if this team can rise up to a league average offense, with a little luck they could win 85 – 90, which might be enough to edge out the team from Cleveland.

    BTW I was thinking that since my nephew Philemon is “half” (I hate having to use biologically baseless cultural terms invented for economic and political purposes) Seminole Indian, that I should call them the “Phils”.

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