He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/29/2018

Scouts: Looks like we had a pretty wild night of baseball to dive into.  We had a cycle, some grand slams, a lot of runs, and a lot of blown leads.  Who’s with me?  Let’s go!

 

Mets 1, Cubs 2 F/11 (Picked up from yesterday) – Scouts: The Cubs didn’t waste any time ending this game that was suspended yesterday in the 10th due to rain.  Ben Zobrist won it with a walk-off single in the 11th.

Athletics 4, Astros 5Scouts: A big, big win for Houston, Tyler White smoked a walk-off solo homer to put the Astros up 2.5 games over Oakland.

 

Tigers 2, Royals 9Scouts: How could you not hate watch this contest?  I’m hating even having to write it up.  Alex Gordon hit a two run shot in the third and it was all downhill for the Tigers from there.

Mets 10, Cubs 3Scouts: After losing last nights game today, the Mets came out early and often against the Cubbies.  Todd Frazier jacked a grand-slam in the first, then broke the game wide open with an additional 4 in the 7th.  The loss ended a Cubs 7 game winning streak.

 

Mariners 3, Padres 8Scouts:  While Oakland and Houston are battling it out for first place, Seattle is just over here losing again to the Padres and fading fast.  The loss is Seattle’s third in a row, and the little team that might looks to be the little team that won’t.

Marlins 6, Red Sox 14Scouts: So this is what it looks like when a Pro team plays in the minor leagues.  The Marlins actually had a 2 run lead at one point, but then the Sox decided to put up 11 in the 7th and just obliterate the Marlins.  I mean come on man, kids are still in tears watching that beat-down.

 

White Sox 4, Yankees 1Scouts: The Yankees lose yet another game they really should be able to win, but it’s ok, because their closest threat, the Mariners are 5.5 and can’t stop losing themselves.  It’s starting to look like the AL side of the playoff chase is locked down.

Blue Jays 5, Orioles 10Scouts: The Orioles swept a team for just the second time this season, (The other being a 2 game set against the Mets that really doesn’t count).  Things were looking pretty grim after Alex Cobb gave up 4 early, but then Adam Jones brought the troops storming back with a grand slam in the 5th.  Baltimore does not deserve you sir.

 

Nationals 6, Phillies 8Scouts: This is a pretty perfect example of why the Nats are were they are.  The Nats blew yet another late game, this time to freaking Jose Bautista of all people.  Gio Gonzalez gave up 6 in 5, and the bullpen once again leaked like a siv.

Brewers 13, Reds 12 F/10Scouts: I’m not sure if this game was good or terrible for the Brewers.  Thanks to the win, the Brew Crew holds a 1 game lead over the Rockies for the final Wild Card spot.  Christian Yelich hit for the cycle, going 6-6.  The Reds hit 5 homers, while Jonathan Schoop and Mike Moustakas went deep for Milwaukee.  Jesus Aguilar hit his 30th on the season, a go-ahead pinch-hit bomb in the 10th.

 

Twins 4, Spiders 3Scouts: Minnesota’s just playing for pride at this point with the division locked up tight.  Willians Astudillo hit his first career homer.  Kohl Stewart recovered from a rough first inning to retire 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.

Rays 8, Braves 5Scouts: Tampa scored 3 in the first, and Atlanta followed suit, but was unable to main pace with the Rays who just kept pouring it on.  C.J. Cron went yard for his 25th on the season, part of a 4-5 night.

 

Dodgers 3, Rangers 1Scouts: Manny Machado stays hot for the Dodgers, going deep once more.  Joining him was Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal.  Alex Wood threw 7 scoreless innings and that’s how the Dodgers matched their season high 5 game winning streak.

Pirates 2, Cardinals 0Scouts: Trevor Williams set a career mark in strike outs with 8 en route to shutting out the Cardinals.

D-backs 3, Giants 1Scouts: After consecutive shut-outs to the Giants, Torey Lovullo shuffled the lineup a bit, moving Steven Souza Jr into leadoff.  The move paid off as Souza hit a homer and a double, and make a pretty fantastic play in the field.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/29/2018

  1. You forgot some blame to assign in the Nats game, Scouts…

    See, the 8th inning for the Nats was damn near peak 2018 Nats for its offensive futility.

    As with many innings this year, things started out looking good. Wilmer Difo singled off Pat Neshek, and Bryce Harper walked against Luis Avilan, putting two on and none out, and causing Gabe Kapler to bring in yet another pitcher, Tommy Hunter (which left the Phillies with only one arm still in the bullpen and staring at the possibility of an extra inning affair).

    Now, runners at first and second with none out is a situation where a team can expect to score 1.373 runs, according to Fangraphs, anyway, but fans of this year’s iteration of the Nats know to expect at best that the Nats will score zero runs, if not somehow losing one or more runs (because if any team could find a way to score negative runs, it’d be this year’s Nats).

    Sure enough, a Mark Reynolds flyout to short center and an Adam Eaton GIDP later, and the Nats got nothing and liked it, and it was only the lack of a TOOTBLAN in the inning that kept it from being absolute peak 2018 Nats.

    67-67, failed again to extend a winning streak past three games (haven’t had one longer since May); the force of the strange attractor, DC Swamp version, is indeed a strong one.

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  2. Today’s faceplant baby gif is one of the best ones yet, well done!

    Congrats to the Tiggers, with the loss they finally broke through the sub .400 barrier. Since cresting at 36 – 37 on June 17 they’ve gone 17 – 43, a .283 clip, which is lower than the Orioles season win rate.

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  3. ” I mean come on man, kids are still in tears watching that beat-down.” And the little bastards deserve it for letting Daddy turn on a Feesh game when they ought to have been asleep. School is open, larvae. Educate yourselves or become Trump supporters!

    A few days back the Feesh web site, whose population right now very much reflects the population of Macondo Banana Massacre Field on a game night, featured a blog celebrating the glories of the “young arms” with which the Rainbow Warriors have been stocking their system. Last night four of those young arms – Drew Rucinski, Adam Conley, Drew Steckenrider and Javy Guerra – came on in the seventh and surrendered 11 runs on 12 hits between them.

    We have seen the future, and it is still ugly.

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  4. Thank you short left field wall and the Crawford Boxes (great place to watch a game, but only a chip shot from home plate) for the WalkOff by the Astros yesterday. But give due credit to Tyler White, who has been trying to crack the Astros lineup for the last three years. This year – at 27 – he is doing it with an OPS of 1.031 since the All-Star Break (fourth in the AL).

    I think the utility/DH trio of Gurriel, Gattis and Gonzalez (I guess you could nickname them the G-Spots) should be looking over their shoulders in Spring Training. It’s hard to see Tony Kemp and Tyler White not making the 2019 team.

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