He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/9/19

Prof: It’s Girl Power Friday and today our female empowerment is coming from the talented, powerful Mary J Blige. One of the rare female artists that, when I hear her songs in a store or out in public somewhere, I can’t help but sing along. She’s been a favorite of mine since high school and keeps getting better, in my opinion.


Giants 11, Rockies 12Prof: A wild one in Denver as these two NL West teams slugged it out in a snowstorm! When it’s snowing heavy enough that it looks like tv static in photos, you know something’s happening. Started out with back to back dingers at Dinger’s House, but it wasn’t a purple dinosaur going yard – it was Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds. Ian Desmond added a two run blast of his own to quickly make it seven nothing in the second inning. San Francisco came roaring back in the fourth inning, and by the sixth inning they were tied six-all. Back and forth nickel-and-diming and the Giants tried to tie it up again with two scores in the ninth, but Colorado pulled it out in this wintry May mix-up.

 

Reds 3, Athletics 0Scouts: Derek Dietrich started things off with a two-run homer in the first, which was all that Tanner Roark and company needed.  Eugenio Suarez homered in the third, but that was just icing on the cake.

Angels 13, Tigers 0Prof: Wow! The Angels were in the outfield! And in the infield, and on the basepath… First things first, Albert Pujols hit a career milestone with his solo homer in the third inning, becoming the fourth player in baseball history with 2,000 career RBI. (For the record, those other three? Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and ARod.) Other Angels smashin’ taters yesterday were Tommy LaStella (with two), Kole Calhoun, and my thiccccccc boy Justin Bour, the Big Buckin’ Chicken.

 

White Sox 0, Spiders 5 F/6Prof:  The White Sox were already down by five and only had two hits when the game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to bad weather coming through the Magical Land of Cleve. Jordan Luplow hit two home runs in this wet and soggy affair.

Marlins 1, Cubs 4Scouts: Chicago just keeps mashing against the Marlins, with both Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo going deep in this one.  Yu Darvish got a no decision despite only allowing 1 hit, he only lasted 4 innings.  Mike Monthomery came in to pitch the final 5 and picked up the win.

 

Mariners 1, Yankees 3Prof: J.A. Happ and the Yankee ‘pen had a combined two hitter. Rough day for Seattle, who was depleted due to injury. Dee Gordon left the game early as a precaution after being hit by Happ.

Pirates 4, Cardinals 17Prof: St. Louis has been seeing all of these insane double-digit wins lately and decided to get in on that action, and how. Michael Wacha went nearly six innings for the win, but almost anyone would have gotten a win for the Birds on the Bat after this breakout performance. Paul Goldschmidt was 3-5 with two RBI, Yadi Molina was 3-4 with two RBI, Dexter Fowler had three RBI, and Marcell Ozuna drove in four.

Rangers 2, Astros 4Scouts: Ohhhhhhh Josh Reddick!  Lept right on up and snatched what would have been a game winning three-run homer back from the brink absolutely robbing Hunter Pence!  The homer would have been Pence’s second on the night.

 

Braves 2, Diamondbacks 3Scouts: Atlanta finally was able to get out of LA, but didn’t find their surroundings in Arizona any more hospitable.  Luke Weaver pitched 7 innings of lights out ball, allowing just a single run as Braves fans continue to ask where are all my bats at?

Nationals 6, Dodgers 0Scouts: Patrick Corbin was handed a 3 run lead before he ever stepped foot on the diamond, and he made the most of it.  He locked down the potent Dodger bats to just 3 hits over 7 strong innings, giving the Nats just what they needed.

 

 

8 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/9/19

  1. Long live the Queen!

    BTW, I spent last night learning about something called the circle game, which is not about circles. Its apparently something boys do in the vein of their usual brainless homosocial violence. What the heck? My brother and his friends wrestled, farted on each other, twisted each other’s nipples, but this circle game thing was a new one for me. Needless to say, I’ve been teasing the hubby mercilessly. Imagine his face last night when I asked him if you earned points or something playing and if it was an excuse to get each other to look at your crotches.

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  2. Did you notice the Angels gave up zero runs? Given the lack of consistent pitching the staff will probably give up double digit runs all weekend and into next week. Sigh.

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  3. So, a blind squirrel found an acorn in Chavez Ravine last night, and the Nats put to rest any talk of Davey getting fired if they got swept in LA.

    Corbin’s been real good this year, as have Scherzer and Strasburg (per advanced metrics, anyway), and it’s a goddamned shame that this team has pissed away most of their good work so far.

    Things are looking up, though. Juan Soto may come off the IL this weekend, Trea Turner is taking BP and fielding grounders (but not throwing yet, I don’t think) and the Nats added Gerardo Parra yesterday, for some reason.

    Whatever…

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      • I’m still quite bearish on the Nats’ chances to play meaningful games in August, let alone October, but that doesn’t change the fact that their top three rotation guys have been the best part of this team, by far.

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  4. Chris Davis nears a .200 BA after his most productive game of the season.

    That’s LAAoA pitching, always willing to lend a hand.

    Oh, and Trout homers for the first time in weeks.

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  5. Is it not amazing some folks would tear down a political banner at Fenway Park honoring the president? Then, have a Boston writer say only the “White Sox” would be attending the Championship ceremony for the Red Sock at the White House?

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