He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/21/19

Scouts: Personally, I am very much looking forward to the pending holiday weekend and three day vacation.  Work has been absolutely brutal for me and it will be very nice to get the small break.  How’s everyone’s plans for the weekend looking?  Got anything exciting going on?


Phillies 2, Cubs 3Scouts: You can’t sleep on this club late game, because they just keep on keeping on.  The Cubs come up big again. This time it was an injured Javier Baez who pinch hit in the 9th, singling in the winning run.

 

Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 10Scouts: Rowdy Tellez homered twice racking up 5 RBI’s, pretty much single-handedly taking care of the Sox.

Dodgers 7, Rays 3Prof: Clayton Kershaw was back to form last night, going six and 1/3 innings, striking out eight. Justin “JT The Red Panda” Turner kicked off the festivities with a single stretched out into a triple due to an error, and Max Muncy scored. Joc Pederson, and Corey Seager also had important at-bats for the Dodgers.

Marlins 5, Tigers 4 F/11Scouts: Look out world, Miami is on a four game winning streak and haven’t lost in a week!  Has anyone checked in on Old Gator?  Make sure he hasn’t fainted from disbelief?

 

Nationals 5, Mets 6Prof: Lots of home runs in this game – Juan Soto, Brian Dozier, J.D. Davis, and Pete Alonso all had a leisurely trot around the bases. Hey, SomeGuy – what can you tell me about Erick Fedde? He went five innings, only gave up one earned run, and has a respectable ERA. Looks like Suero and Rainey gave up nearly everything for Washington, while the Mets were served well by reliever Edwin Diaz.

Reds 3, Brewers 0Prof: This battle was fought by two old warriors now in different uniforms – Sonny Gray and Gio Gonzalez. Both have seen hard times and better days. However, Sonny Gray reigned victorious on this day, against a formidable foe. Gray went six innings, struck out nine and helped Cincinnati keep the Brewers’ bats cold. Nick Senzel scored on a wild Gio pitch in the first inning, while two other Reds also scored in the first. Rough night for the Brew Crew, but they are still 28-22 and among the best of the National League.

Mariners 3, Rangers 5Scouts: Lance Lynn took control of this one, holding the Mariners to 2 runs over 7 innings, striking out 11.

White Sox 1, Astros 5Scouts: Justin Verlander busted out his dominant self last night, striking out 12 over 8, and allowing just a solo homer to Jose Abreu.

 

Braves 3, Giants 4Scouts: Oh, Atlanta.  I just don’t know what to do with you.  You were cruising along, game in hand, when your bullpen pulled their usual tricks.  Luke Jackson allowed 3 runs on 4 hits including a two-run Joe Panik walk-off single.

 

Athletics 5, Spiders 3Prof: Mark Canha’s two run homer off the Noted Drone Enthusiast jumpstarted Oakland’s offense. This is the A’s fifth straight win, and Blake Treinen’s ninth save of the season thus far.

Rockies 5, Pirates 0Prof: Boy, are the Rox happy they are playing in Pittsburgh! There’s significant snow in Denver. The only thing significant in Pittsburgh are Rockies runs. First score of the night was due to a throwing error, then the next inning a solo dinger from Trevor Story. Chris Archer is now 1-4. How’s that working out for you, Pirates?

Yankees 11, Orioles 4Prof: Oh, mercy me. New York really poured it on last night, and a lot of the firepower came from the hot bat of Clint Frazier. Two multi-run homers and the Yankees never, ever looked back. Not much of a bright spot anywhere for Baltimore, but I guess if it wasn’t for Stevie Wilkerson and Hanser Alberto they wouldn’t have scored at all.

 

Twins 8, Angels 3Scouts: The Twins do what they do best these days.  Score a bunch of runs, hold the other team down, and win ballgames.  4 of the top 6 in the batting order had multiple hits, and three of them had 2 or more RBI’s.  Meanwhile, Michael Pineda settled down after a rocky first two innings and shut down the Angels.

Diamondbacks 2, Padres 3Scouts: Zack Grenkie just quite couldn’t get it done as Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer were able to touch him up for 3 in the 6th.

Royals, Cardinals – PPD

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 5/21/19

  1. Guess who’s back, back again
    Sparty’s back, tell a friend.

    How y’all doin? Been out of touch with baseball for a while as Mrs Spartan and I took a nice long vacation cruising the Rhine River. Had a great time with stops in Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and Zurich.

    So what’s my reward for coming back? A Tigger loss to the Feesh, and not just any old loss but an extra inning affair after rallying for 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game. The Tiggers featured a starting line up with 5 stiffs sporting a batting average under .200 plus another slugger that batted lead off with a glorious .201 average. And the game was in Detroit so 1 of those under .200 averages was not the pitcher spot. Mario Mendoza would look like Rod Carew in this line up. The Tiggers are riding a 7 game losing streak, all at home, and have been out scored 57 – 16. I may need to leave the country again.

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  2. Erick Fedde was, at one time, a future member of the Nationals’ rotation. Fedde did not achieve much in the way of success in seasons past when presented with opportunities to claim his destined role, and though he was a starter in the minors to begin the year (at AA Harrisburg, because it’s closer to DC than AAA Fresno), he was being converted to a reliever because of the abyss of suck that is the Nats’ bullpen this year.

    All that changed when Anibal Sanchez went on the IL. Fedde relieved Sanchez in the game where he got hurt last week, and then didn’t pitch again until starting last night, on turn. He pitched well enough to earn another shot, but was only able to go five because he’s been training as a reliever recently, which meant the bullpen had to cover four innings.

    A hallmark of Davey Martinez’ managing this year has been to ride the hot hand till it’s cold, and we saw that last night as the bullpen blew a lead twice. Wander Suero’s been pitching well lately, and pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning, and was sent back out for the 7th. Suero’s best pitch is not his curveball, but he got a couple Ks with it last night, and went to the well once too often, giving up a three-run homer to J.D. Davis, turning a 3-1 lead into 4-3 deficit.

    The Nats re-took the lead in the 8th, and after Matt Grace did the LOOGY thing to retire Robinson Cano, it was time for Tanner Rainey, who’d looked impressive in his first inning of work Monday night. Rainey throws hard, but Pete Alonso hit it harder, and ball went so far it should’ve had flight attendants, and it was 5-5.

    Rainey got out of the 8th still at 5-5, and it was 5-5 headed to the bottom of the 9th, and Martinez sent Rainey back out there. He tired, and ended up walking a couple guys. Kyle Barraclough was brought in to put out the fire (have to save Doolittle for extras, per Davey) and he got to two outs, runners on second and third, and gave up a grounder to deep short that Ahmed Rosario beat out, giving the Mets the win.

    Nats are ten games under .500 for the first time since 2011, and rumors are circulating that Scott Boras is saying they’re nowhere near what it would take to sign Anthony Rendon. Time to put up the For Sale signs at Nats Park, and see if maybe they can’t rebuild the organizational depth.

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  3. Jays went a little “Rowdy” on the Bosox last night, winning 10-3, which was proper payback for the 12-2 beat down that Boston put on Toronto the night before. Nice to see Stroman get a little run support, which he has had precious little of so far.

    Enjoy your long weekend, Prof. We had our Victoria Day holiday Monday up here last weekend, and like Memorial Day, it is supposed to be the unofficial beginning of summer, but the weather was cool, rainy and generally shitty, so it kinda sucked. I hope yours is better.

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