He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/8/19


Every day I peruse the box scores for hours
Sometimes I wonder why I do it
Since I am not going to take a test on it
And no one is going to give me money
The pleasure’s something like that of codes
Of deciphering an ancient alphabet say
So as brightly to picturize Eurydice
In the Elysian Fields on her perfect day
The day she went 5 for 5 against Vic Raschi
-Tom Clark, “Baseball and Classicism”


White Sox 3, Spiders 5Prof: 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 1Prof: 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/12Scouts: 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 1Scouts: 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 10Prof: 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/11Scouts: 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 6Prof: 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/13Prof: 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 7Prof: 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 0Scouts: 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 3Prof: 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 9Scouts: 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 9Scouts: 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

  1. “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.


  2. 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.


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