He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 9/16/18

Scouts: Prof is out on a much deserved vacation, so you guys and gals and possibly potential robot overloards will have to suffer through with just having my voice stuck in your head today.  Hopefully it sounds sorta like LeVar Burton.

Blue Jays, 2 Yankees 2Scouts: The Yankees stumble once more against a team they should be able to easily defeat.  Rookie Thomas Pannone made his first career start at Yankee Stadium, a pretty memorable for the many friends and family he had watching in the stands, by going 7 strong innings and allowing just a pair of runs on four hits.

Mets 3, Red Sox 4Scouts: And here we have an example of a team that is beating the team they are supposed to.  The Red Sox reduced their magic number to 2, as Chris Sale went 3 innings as he works his way back from the DL.  Jacob deGrom was pretty effective if not for that 3 run third inning.

Tigers 6, Spiders 4Scouts: Jim Adduci did most of the heavy lifting in this one for the Tigers, racking up 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the 5th that put Detroit up for good.


Athletics 4, Rays 5Scouts: Oakland didn’t bust out the bats until the 9th, when they put a 4 spot on the board, but it was too little, too late with C.J Cron and Willy Adames homering for the Rays.


Marlins 6, Phillies 4Scouts: Miami picks up a rare victory as Philly is fading fast.  Philly is now 6.5 back from the division, and 5 back from the Wild Card.

Nats 6, Braves 4Scouts: Boy those Nats sure do look good!  They managed to take a series against the Braves.  Both Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon homered and reached base four times each as Sean Newcomb was rocked early and often.

D-Backs, 4, Astros 5Scouts: The V showed he is still a force to be reckoned with, absolutely dominating the D-Backs with 11 strikeouts across 7 shut’em down innings.  Zack Greinke did not fare as well in the matchup, allowing 4 over 6.1.


Pirates 3, Brewers 2Scouts: Trevor Williams was the big story in this one, allowing just a pair of hits over 6 innings.  The Brewers attempted a come-back in the 9th, but was unable to complete.

Reds 2, Cubs 1Scouts: Luis Castillo was able to do what so few have done lately and that is hold the Cubs at bay.  Supported by homers from Scott Schebler and Phillip Ervin, Castillo allowed just a single run over 6.2.  Thankfully for the Cubs, the Brewers also lost, so their 2.5 game lead remains in tact.

Rockies 3, Giants 2Scouts: When you are in the middle of a 20 inning scoreless streak, sometimes it takes a pitcher to step up and do what the professional hitters can’t get done.  Antonio Senzatela smoked a two-run, bases-loaded single in the second, then went out and held the Giants to just 1 run over 5 innings.

Dodgers 0, Cardinals 5Scouts:  Adam Wainwright was in classic form, shutting the Dodgers down to 2 hits over 6 scoreless innings, all while racking up 9 strikeouts.


White Sox 4, Orioles 8Scouts: The O’s pulled out a rare victory with Adam Jones and Jonathan Villar homering.  Daniel Palka went deep twice for the Sox.

Twins 9, Royals 6Scouts: The Twins went deep early and often, slugging 4 homers against the Royals, who actually had a 2-0 lead at one point in this game.  Johnny Field was a triple shy of the cycle for the Twins.


Mariners 3, Angels 4Scouts: Kole Calhoun hit the game winner in the 7th for the Angels.  Justin Upton also went deep for LA, a 3 run shot in the third.


Rangers 3, Padres 7Scouts: Okay, I’ve officially run out of steam on this one.  And it’s a shame too, because Francisco Mejia walked this one off with a grand slam as part of a 5 run come from behind 9th for the Padres.  From the sound of it, the Padres announcer was done too as he really didn’t seem all that excited to see a walk-off grand slam.

7 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 9/16/18

  1. Nats are 7-3 in their last nine, splitting with the Cubs, sweeping the Phillies and taking two of three each from Braves. This is what teams with championship aspirations do in September to distance themselves from their competitors…

    One moment… I’m sorry, but I’m being told now that the Nats are not aspiring to much of anything this year, other than to stay above .500, and that their tragic number stands at six with twelve games left to go.

    Oh well, we can always content ourselves over the winter with warm memories of Juan Soto’s emergence as a ROTY candidate, and Max Scherzer doing Max Scherzer things, and Bryce Harper finally (hopefully) getting to 100 RBIs in a season for the first time in his career.


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      1. Just a full-on #umpshow from Diaz Friday night.

        He called a strike on Harper that Harper didn’t much agree with, and Harper did his usual paw at the dirt, head down, talk to the ump bit.

        Next inning, Harper’s playing CF (more than 300 feet away from home plate, mind you) and Diaz calls a ball on a Braves hitter. Harper thought Diaz was being inconsistent, and so raised his arms briefly (again, in CF).

        Diaz came out from behind the plate to scream at Harper, who didn’t respond; Diaz then yelled at Davey Martinez, who yelled back, but no ejection.

        At the end of the half inning, Harper jogged in from CF to the 3rd base dugout, and Diaz walked up the line to scream some more, and still Harper didn’t respond.

        Next time Harper came up, Diaz went full 1997 NLDS Eric Gregg and called a strike on Harper on a pitch that was at least six inches outside (see below), just baiting Harper, but Harper still didn’t give in to Diaz to get tossed.

        Things settled down after that, but Diaz sure was itching to fight Harper, it seemed.


        1. Yes, the ball is caught outside the strike zone, but until they can develop technology where that yellow tracer turns red when the ball is actually over the plate these types of videos aren’t definitive. It’s just a 2D view of a 3D strike zone.

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  2. “Blue Jays, 2 Yankees 2″…….Hmmm. And you say the Yankees lost? It looks to me like they scored all four of the runs, but then I’m an editor, what do I know? Maybe I’m seeing double? It’s been a long season.


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