Prof: Happy Monday, everyone! We got a full plate, let’s feast.
Yankees 5, Dodgers 1 – Prof: In what very well could be a preview of our upcoming World Series, the Yankees beat up on Clayton Kershaw to get a decisive victory over the NL leading Dodgers. DJ LeMahieu, Mike Ford, and Aaron Judge all hit dingers – Judge’s was his 99th career blast. Kershaw, even in the loss, went seven innings and struck out twelve. Even the best fall down sometimes.
Rays 3, Orioles 8 – Scouts: Dylan Bundy got a rare win, and the O’s bats came alive as Anthony Santander went 5-5 with 2 RBI’s, Renato Nunez went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s, and Trey Mancini went 2-3 with a pair of walks.
Braves 2, Mets 1 – Prof: The Bringer of Rain also brought the pain as Atlanta gets number eight straight. Josh Donaldson had two home runs, and Dallas Keuchel looked sharp, going seven innings with seven Ks.
Royals 9, Spiders 8 F/10 – Scouts: About the only interesting thing left about the Royals season is if Jorge Soler, will break the Royals’ single-season home run record. Soler moved into a tie for second place with a two-run homer as part of a 5-run 8th inning. Soler needs only three more homers to break the record.
Phillies 2, Marlins 3 – Prof: The Feesh took advantage of Bryce Harper going on paternity leave (congrats, Bryce). Starlin Castro had a two run double to finish the comeback rally.
Reds 8, Pirates 9 – Scouts: The Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Reds, and it was in no small part due to Bryan Reynolds who went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and Kevin Newman who went 4-4 with 3 runs scored. Wanna take a guess where they hit in relation to each other in the order?
Angels 2, Astros 11 – Scouts: Houston whalloped the Angels real bad, thanks to a 7 run explosion in the 8th inning. With the win, the Astros have guaranteed they will break the 100 win mark, even if they only play .500 ball the rest of the way.
Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 2 – Prof: Robbie Ray came back from the IL and it was like he was never gone. Five innings, six strikeouts, and now he’s improved to 11-7. Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker both hit home runs.
Rangers 0, White Sox 2 – Prof: Congrats to Jose Abreu, who gathered his 100th career RBI. He had two last night to get him to this milestone number. Reynaldo Lopez was going for a no-hit bid before leaving in the fifth inning due to illness. I can only imagine that Lopez just wanted to go home, that’s why he was pitching like a man with his hair on fire.
Tigers 4, Twins 7 – Scouts: The Twins have been having a real rough time facing the Tigers at home, which does not bode well for their future. So it was really nice when Martin Perez stepped up and threw 6 strong innings holding that scary Tigers offense back long enough for the Twins to get the much needed win.
Rockies 4, Cardinals 11 – Prof: DEVIL MAGIC. Even with Nolan Arenado weaving his own magic at third, the Redbirds still hung double digits on the Rox. Matt Carpenter had a homer and went 3-4. Dexter Fowler drove in three, while Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt had two RBI a piece.
Nationals 7, Cubs 5 F/11 – Prof: That Anthony Rendon, he’s so hot right now. Yes, the celebrated but still underrated Nats star homered and had four hits in this hard fought game against two teams battling to reach the playoffs. Baby Babe Ruth tied it up for Chicago with a two run homer in the eighth, but the Curly Dubs get the win in extras off of a wild pitch.
Giants 5, Athletics 4 – Prof: Evan Longoria made the big impact with a solo home run in the third, which tied the game up, and then the go-ahead single in the seventh inning that scored two of his teammates. Will Smith gets the save, his 30th of the year.
Red Sox 1, Padres 3 – Scouts: I don’t even care so much about the game, but watching all the Red Sox fans get Rickrolled was the highlight of the year for me.
Blue Jays 1, Mariners 3 – Prof: An average game, with nothing too exciting happening. Seattle’s Dylan Moore hit a solo homer to get the party started.
7 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/25/19”
Staycation is over, so back to the mostly daily ritual of commenting here.
Things are basically at the Sisyphean level for the Nats; they’ve gone 54-26 since hitting their nadir on May 24, and they’ve gained a whole 2 1/2 games on the Braves during that time. That’s just stupid.
This last week illustrated the point, as the Nats went 6-1 on their road trip to Pittsburgh and Chicago and yet find themselves a half game further back of the Braves than they were when they departed D.C. last Sunday. Unless they sweep the Braves in the last seven head to head matchups, I don’t think catching them will be possible, but at least they’re 4 games up on the Cubs for the WC1 spot, and 5 1/2 clear of the Phillies for WC2, and I’ll take my chances in a one-game playoff with Scherzer or Strasburg on the hill if I have to.
Day off today, two in DC with the O’s, day off Thursday, then the Feesh and the Mets come to town for three each. Time to keep making hay before four in Atlanta starting next Thursday.
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Based on what we saw of the Feelies this past weekend (Feesh won two of three), I don’t think you need to worry much about them. That’s got to be the worst boolpen in the division after the Feesh’s own. Be wary of the Mutts but focus on beating the Barves.
The Feesh do seem to have the Feelies number this year; they’re 9-7 against them, and 11-36 against the rest of the NL East.
Thank God the annual player’s weekend is over so we don’t have to look at those uninspired monochrome uniforms anymore. Wonder what gimmick they’ll dream up for next year.
I liked the Little League themed uniforms they used in past years (as well as this year at the Little League classic last Sunday night between the Cubs and Pirates).
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You ‘n me both. All those uniforms lacked were pointed white hoods with eye cut-outs.