He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/30/18

Prof: Hi, everyone! Much thanks to Scout for holding down the fort while I was off being an important corporate resource at work. I tend to doubt myself on a regular basis so to be in a situation where I’m considered a valuable asset is always weird to me. The only place I feel confident is when I’m talking about baseball…mostly because I know that I know what I’m talking about. Today I’m going to highlight other powerful women in a continuation of our usual Girl Power Friday! These women are all geniuses ahead of their time in certain aspects – when these songs came out, people maybe didn’t appreciate them as much as they should have. Raise your hand if you can relate 🙂



Mariners 7, Athletics 1Scouts: Seattle’s been on fire a little lately, their post-season hopes are dwindling fast.  If they hope to have any shot at all, they have to start right now.  That is much easier than said, considering they are starting a set in Oakland.  Well, they got off to a bang, rocking out 5 runs in the first inning en route to a comfy 7-1 win.

Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 1Scouts: A big matchup for the two teams, here is were the Dodgers have a real opportunity to make some headway in the division.  Unfortunately for them David Peralta and Robbie Ray stood in their way.  Peralta smacked a big three-run homer in the 5th, and Robbie Ray and his bullpen were able to keep the runs off the board.  Other than Manny Machado going deep again, the Dodgers weren’t able to push through.


Rockies 2, Padres 3 F/13Scouts: I can’t decide if the Padres are any good or not.  They seem to come up with some pretty big wins against playoff teams, yet they are 30 games below .500.  Do they just play up to the level of their opponents?  Is there just a vortex of Suck in San Diego that encompasses whoever they play?  What the hell gives?  Either way, Rookie Franmil Reyes walked it off with a two-out homer in the 13th to once again take away what should have been an easy win from a playoff contender.

Brewers 2, Reds 1 F/11Prof: Fresh off of Christian Yelich’s cycle game (and you guys can’t understand how mad I was that he hit a cycle on a day that I was on a plane for much of the evening and therefore didn’t even realize it until I was checking twitter at an airport), the Brewers just barely squeaked by Cincinnati thanks to a Lorenzo Cain solo homer in extras.

Twins 3, Spiders 5Scouts: At this point, this is all just Cleveland trying to not get rusty as their playoff picture is pretty locked in place.  Jason Kipnis took one for a ride, to the tune of three runs in the 6th, and Mike Clevinger struck out 9 over 6.2 innings.

Tigers 8, Yankees 7Prof: First, let’s talk about the Yankees and their late night acquisition of Andrew McCutchen. Whew, you guys. The star power is immense. As I told my Yankees fan friends last night, “you will be assimilated”. But you know who fought back against the mighty Borg Empire? Detroit Rock City, that’s who! Three runs in the ninth inning put the Tigers over the top, thanks to Nico Goodrum hitting a dinger off of Dellin Betances. Hooray for the little guys!


Pirates 0, Cardinals 5Prof: What’s going on with pitchers lately? The other day, a Reds pitcher crushed a massive dinger and then last night, St. Louis’ John Galt went yard with a 411 ft homer deep into center field. Not only that, Galt went six strong innings and struck out six to boot. I don’t even care that he’s a Redbird – a pitcher out here doing big things makes my heart happy.

Cubs 5, Braves 4Scouts: The Cubs are starting to look unbeatable, and just at the right time. Tommy La Stella hit his first homer of the season, a pinch-hit, go-ahead blast in the 6th.


Red Sox 9, White Sox 4Scouts: Mookie Betts, a likely MVP candidate, hit his 29th homer of the season, while J.D. Martinez, who is also a pretty likely MVP candidate went deep for his 39th.

Angels 5, Astros 2Prof: SIMBA! Ever since Andrelton Simmons left Atlanta, he found his bat. The Platinum Gloved GOAT went 3-4 and hit a three run double in the sixth inning as the Angels defeated Stex’s gang.



25 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/30/18

  1. Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Kudos to Victor Martinez who, like a dying star, had a supernova moment last night with 2 HR and 3 RBI. Which makes for a nice tie in on Girl Power Friday.

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    1. Wow, was the Yankee broadcast as petty as they could be about the game. You would be trashed if you drank every time one of them called it a brutal loss. They actually said on air that it was a brutal loss to a bad team. Great sportsmanship there, evil empire. This is why people hate you. No team loses every game. Just chalk it up to a good night for us and show some respect for fellow professionals. I didn’t care that we won but I sure savored the brutal loss whining.

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      1. Not to be outdone, how about this headline in the supposed paragon of journalistic greatness, the NY Times:

        “Yankees, With Strongest Home Run Muscles, Are Outdone by a Weakling”

        It’s like a shepherd boy downed Goliath or something.

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    2. I’m getting older and it’s weird. I mean, I don’t*feel old but I’ll be 39 in October, and while that makes me a baby in these parts, I’m still closer to AARP than SATs. 😦


  2. The Feesh took a night orf to let the nausea from their two inept late inning TOOTBLAN losses against the Beanbags settle. The Feesh beet riters keep calling this “growing pains,” as if Jar Jar Baseball’s crew’s wretched play is some kind of entrail reading of great things to come. But let me attest that “growing pains” persist well into middle age and beyond. This team is going to be offal for a very long time.

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    1. Growing pains assumes that things will mature. Seems rather dicey with this bunch. 😦 I don’t even pay attention anymore since Bour left lol


        1. shrug I didn’t create it, but I’ve seen it quite a bit both here and over at Craig’s place.

          Urban Dictionary claims it was first invented to describe the baserunning exploits of one Ryan “The Riot” Theriot.

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  3. Nats didn’t play last night, so they remain at 67-67, while we spend the day wondering if they’ll trade Ryan Madson (claimed by the Dodgers) or Gio Gonzalez (for a bag of used baseballs).

    The Brewers, whom the Nats are nominally chasing in the wild card race, are in town for three starting tonight, and if it really was a race, I’d be excited at the prospects of the Nats running Roark, Strasburg, and Scherzer out there in order this weekend.

    Alas, here are The Runaways, because girl power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDn6V7ZLhE

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  4. That’s a very, err, comely GIF on the home page for today (of Gal Godot). Was that from the movie, I don’t remember it? Back to baseball though, yes, as a matter of fact “Vortex of Suck in San Diego” pretty well does describe the last 15 or so years for the Padres. It used to be that the Pads would regularly wreak havoc on the Doggers (they were their Nemesis); but now, random other teams occasionally receive that honor.

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    1. No, it’s a behind the scenes clip of the very lovely Wonder Woman.

      I have yet to see Wonder Woman. I know, I know, I’m slacking. It’s just that it doesn’t star Chris Evans. :p

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      1. I liked the film. It generally helps announce the rise of the “Divine Feminine” and that can only be a good thing at this time in history. Its ending went predictably Hollywood but until then I was good with it.

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        1. I know I’m looking forward to Captain Marvel, a really badass lady with super awesome powers. And eventually she will meet up with my main squeeze Captain America.


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