He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 6/25/18

Scouts: Sorry for the late post today.  Ever have one of those days where you just can’t get up and get going?  Why don’t we listen to something upbeat to get us moving a little.


 

Mariners 5, Orioles 3Scouts: For your daily Chris Davis All-Star Watch, Davis went 0-3 with 3 strikeouts, lowering his batting average to .149.  The winning run in this game scored on a wild pitch by Miguel Castro.  Manny Machado still has yet to be traded off this dumpster fire of a team.  The team is so bad, people have started whispering of a potential relocation that will probably never happen.

Yankees 4, Phillies 2Scouts: Jonathan Loaisiga held a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Aaron Judge went yard for his 20th on the season.  The scary part of the Yanks success is just how young they are.

 

Pirates 6, Mets 4Prof: It started out as the Pirates Show, with Pittsburgh racking up five runs before New York even got on the board. Finally, in the seventh inning, the Mets got hot and scored four, to no avail. Bucs’ closer Felipe Vazquez put their bats to bed.

Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 9Prof: Lord have mercy, this is something else. Snakes vs Feesh – it’s a topsy turvy world when Snakes lose. Jake Lamb hit a homer in the first inning for Arizona, but Miami countered with a Justin Bour homer of their own. After that, it was a bit of a ugly small ball game until the fourth inning when the Marlins found their mojo.

Nationals 0, Rays 11Prof: So, this was a beauty for Blake Snell, who was working on something huge right up until Anthony Rendon dropped a Baby Ruth in the swimming pool top of the seventh with a double. Still, even with that, Snell collected himself and didn’t allow Rendon to capitalize on it. After Snell lost the no-hitter, the Rays pulled him in the eighth after a job well done (one hit, ten strikeouts). On the other side of the equation, Gio Gonzalez gave up six runs at the very beginning of the game and was chased off the mound like a pack of wild dogs were on his heels. A bad night for the Nats, who are trying to catch the Braves in the standings.

 

Reds 4, Braves 5 F/11Scouts: Look at Mr. Babe Ruth over here.  Ozzie Albies called his shot in the 11th, telling Danny Santana before he strolled to the plate “It’s time to go long now.”  Walk-off, game over.  Damn son.

 

Athletics 5, Tigers 4Prof: Edwin Jackson has played on a bajillion teams. Well, no, actually thirteen. But thirteen ties the record for most MLB teams played for, and he celebrated by striking out seven. Oakland had two homers, one from Stephen Piscotty, and the other from Jed Lowrie.

Angels 0, Royals 2Prof: Wily Peralta is a closer now? Oh dude. I guess out of necessity, and it was his first save of the year. This is a makeup game from earlier in the season, one that was literally too cold to play. I guess the Angels still had some frost on their wings because they couldn’t get anything moving. The usual suspects had one knock a piece – Trouty, Simba, and Pujols. It’s wild how this team just crashed when Ohtani went down.

 

Padres 4, Rangers 7Scouts: A five-run rally in the 6th gave the Tigers a lead they would hold on to for the rest of the way.  Sin-Soo Choo (remember him?) went 3-5 to extend his on-base streak to 38.

Blue Jays 6, Astros 3Prof: Stex and Orbit are down in the dumps today, but our Canadian friends are overjoyed and a lot of it has to do with Randal Grichuk. He made an incredible catch to rob George Springer of a home run and keep Toronto alive. On the offensive side, Grichuk hit a two run homer as well, so you could say he was the game’s MVP. Forgotten Ace J.A. Happ gets the win.

 

Spiders 0, Cardinals 5Scouts: John Gant gave up just a single hit over 7 strong innings, holding the team that shall not be named scoreless.

Cubs 1, Dodgers 2Scouts: I can’t figure out Kenta Maeda.  Somedays he seems like an ace, stud type pitcher.  Other days he gets absolutely rocked and can’t get out of the 4th.  Today was one of the better days, holding the Cubs to three hits over 7 shut-out innings.

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9 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 6/25/18

  1. 4 of the 5 AL West teams have better winning percentages on the road than at home.

    The Spiders are the only division leader with an under .500 road record.

    With a little effort (or lack thereof) the Orioles could make a push to threaten the modern record for most games out of 1st by the end of the season (the 1909 Boston Doves finished 65 1/2 behind the Pittsburgh Pirates). 28 1/2 back just shy of half way through and the Yankees and Red Sox will push each other the rest of the way.

    The all time record of 84 out (in a 154 game season no less) belongs to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, after which they were contracted out of the National League.

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  2. In previous years, baseball was a source of enjoyment when my life was hard. This season, it’s just another brick in the wall.

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  3. I see the Feesh have been doing well since they got me orffa their dorsi. No matter. I predict a new skid shortly. Meanwhile, I was just sitting out on my terrace looking southeast over the crazy quilt mongrel accretions of Roman architecture, like Lego blocks piled atop one another according to no known paradigm by Brancusi as a child, towards some distant basilica or other (we have basilica around our pond at home – mostly crested basilica from Honduras) as the sun set. I was digesting another ridiculously wonderful meal – this time, deep fried butterfly anchovies, a small designer pasta con sarde intermezzo with fresh grated Peccorino cheese and a second course of braised oxtail in a pernillo pepper and fennel sauce. I decided I had been good so far and went naughty with a panna cotta drenched with a dark chocolate and grappa sauce sprinkled with raw cocoa nibs that crossed my eyes and tied the flavor ganglia of my brain in sheepshanks. I had a nice local white with the intros and a hearty Tuscan red with the oxtail. The check was puny – back home I couldn’t take my grandchildren to Taco Bell for this little.
    I sneaked away from my conference this afternoon to stroll along the Tiber and walk over to the Coliseum (tomorrow I will play hookey in the afternoon to visit the Vatican). Although the streets of Rome are filled with rubble, ancient footprints are everywhere. I was expecting the Christian cat food arena to be the same dull grayish-white of the old movies, especially Twenty Million Miles to Earth and anything featuring Victor Mature in sandals, but the damned thing is ackcherley babyshit brown!
    I dread to wonder what color the Vatican is.

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  4. You got me wondering about the Spankees and how old they really are. I too was fearing for the next 10-year period of aBomberNation, but now I’m a bit more optimistic, viz: Stanton, Grey and Didi are 28; the Judge is 26; Betances and Aroldis are 30; Sanchez and Bird are 25; Severino 24, Andujar 23, Torres 21. I was thinking they were much younger. The pitching is what will bring them down this year, though they may even get to the World Series with luck. But they may be two starting pitchers away from making a 3 or 4 year run, no more.

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  5. Wings frosty? I like your phraseology. But, I tend toward a low expectation viewpoint of the Los Angeles of Anaheim club. I think they are like Paul Bettany in “Legion” – an Angel who’s wings had been clipped.

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