White Sox 3, Spiders 5 – Prof: It’s baseball night in the Magical Land of Cleve. Jose Ramirez comes up to the plate. It’s the ninth inning. Two outs. Runner on base. Game’s all tied up. It’s all up to you, both to win this game and to snap this Cleveland losing streak. What happens?
Mariners 10, Yankees 1 – Prof: Ryon Healy went 4-5 with 2 RBI and Domingo Santana went 2-4 with 2 RBI in this drubbing of New York.
Red Sox 2, Orioles 1 F/12 – Scouts: It’s a shame no one was able to stay up for this one as it was pretty fantastic. Chris Sale and Andrew Cashner were locked into a pitchers duel, allowing just a run each. Sale pitched an immaculate inning in the 7th and tallied 14 strikeouts on the evening. And then in the bottom of the 11th, Jackie Bradley Jr. absolutely stole a walk-off homer away from Trey Mancini. Just insane! Wasting no time in their good fortune, Andrew Benintendi homered in the top of the 12th and that was that.
Twins 9, Blue Jays 1 – Scouts: Jorge Polanco had him self quite the night going 5-5 with 2 RBI, while CJ Cron went 4-5 with a pair of RBI’s himself, and it’s pretty easy to see why Minnesota has the best record in baseball right now.
Angels 3, Tigers 10 – Prof: Ronny Rodriguez had a career high four RBI while John Hicks had two ribbies. Detroit was also able to capitalize on a throwing error to pad their lead.
Marlins 2, Cubs 3 F/11 – Scouts: It was so much fun they decided to do it twice! After watching Kris Bryant walk it off on a homer the night before, Jason Heyward decided to get in on the fun and lined a ball around the left-field foul pole for the Cubs’ second walk off in as many days.
Rangers 9, Pirates 6 – Prof: Hunter Pence was a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, but it was the best move of the day for Texas. Pence hit a grand slam that tied up the game. There was a lot of excitement in this game even before the Pence grand slam. Josh Bell hit a home run that literally went into a river, and Joey Gallo set a major league record as he’s hit 100 career home runs before he’s gotten 100 singles.
Diamondbacks 3, Rays F/13 – Prof: The Gritty Snakes ended their three game skid, but had to go extra innings to get there. Arizona had to go through eight pitchers, Tampa had to go through seven, and it all boiled down to an RBI single in the thirteenth inning.
Nationals 3, Brewers 7 – Prof: Your major league home run leader is Christian Yelich. Josh Hader is top ten in the NL in saves. Mike Moustakas has nine home runs to his name as well. Milwaukee is currently 23-16 and show no signs of letting up any time soon. Meanwhile, the Nats continue to slide towards the bottom – only the Marlins have a worse record in the NL East.
Phillies 5, Cardinals 0 – Scouts: Jerad Eickhoff pitched an 8 inning gem, allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks shutting down the Cardinals for the second straight night.
Mets 2, Padres 3 – Prof: Pete Alonso got robbed! Robbed by Padres’ center fielder Manuel Margot, that is. His sure fire homer was nabbed and that was the thing that helped San Diego stay ahead and ultimately win the game. Padres get the series W, too.
Royals 0, Astros 9 – Scouts: Man, Houston’s offense has been humming lately. Despite getting blown out the night before, the Astros reminded everyone of their offensive authority when Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa, and finally Aledmys Diaz all homered in 4 consecutive at-bats. Michael Brantley followed up with a second homer the next inning.
Reds 4, Athletics 5 F/13 – Scouts: A day after watching Mike Fiers throw his second no-hitter, the Athletics just keep on entertaining, this time thanks to a walk-off homer in the 13th by Stephen Piscotty.
Braves 4, Dodgers 9 – Scouts: Atlanta’s really down in the dumps right now, as LA completed a sweep in dominating fashion. Cody Bellinger broke out of his homer slump, hitting one of the team’s three homers on the evening. Clayton Kershaw allowed 9 hits and 4 runs in 6.2 innings but was able to hold off the Braves enough for the offense to do their jobs.
Giants, Rockies – PPD
7 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/8/19”
“Meanwhile, the Nats continue to slide towards the bottom – only the Marlins have a worse record in the NL.”
I’ve never been to PNC Park, and given that it’s only a few hours away and arguably the nicest park in MLB, I took a gander at the Bucs schedule, to see if perhaps a trip there to see the Nats was feasible. They play there in August, weeknights but before school’s back in session, and in April I was giving serious thoughts to buying tickets and doing an overnight trip. Haven’t bought them yet, not sure I want to at this juncture.
Four in L.A. coming up, the first three of which are night games, which makes it easier to not watch Circus Excremetum.
It’s a very beautiful and intimate stadium. You can see the game from just about anywhere in the park, despite it’s very cozy structure. I highly recommend.
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I love PNC Park. It’s my favorite so far. Take the ferry to the game.
The Dodgers have always been and will continue to be the Braves’ kryptonite. It’s just the way it is. West Coast games, especially in LA, are not good for this team. But yeah, the Dodgers routinely murder Atlanta.
Nice quote, Scouts. It made my evening.
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In place of a Twins game tonight for you but mostly for myself
My boyfriend Tom Morello ❤✊
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