He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/5/20

Prof: Welcome refugees from HBT. You’re among friends here. Only rule is to try your best to be civil. Don’t expect me to ever say a good thing about MadBum, and we’ll get along fine.


 

Cubs 6, Royals 1Prof: It’s weird to see that Kris Bryant’s current batting average is .194. I mean, really weird. That’s ok, though, the season is still young and so is he. Probably tired from his and Jess’ new baby. That’s my story and I’m running with it. To put insult on injury the Cubs scored on a fielding error caused by the only Kansas City player worth a gosh darn, Whit Merrifield. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Darvish gets the dub.

Giants 4, Rockies 3Prof: Scrappy back and forth for these two NL West rivals. Brandon Belt is the difference maker for San Francisco. But also – Nolan Arenado hit a big ol’ dinger. Always shoutout Nolan Arenado.

Asterisks 7, D-backs 14Scouts: Arizona has struggled to put runs on the board all year long.  Well last night they finally broke loose with a 9 spot in the 4th.  Arizona got homers from Kole Calhoun, Nick Ahmed, David Peralta, and Eduardo Escobar.

Angels 6, Mariners 7Scouts: Kyle Seager his his 200th career homer, but Seattle was unable to get past Mike Trout’s two homers, including a game winning 3 run shot in the 8th.

 

Phillies 11, Yankees 7 F/7 (Game 1)Prof: I don’t know about you, but having a seven inning double header feels like American Legion ball, not major league baseball. This was such a slap happy game. Home runs were mashed by – Brett Gardner, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Aaron Judge. I mean for goodness’ sake, New York walked Phil Gosselin with the bases loaded. With all of this offensive firepower in the first game, what happened in the second?

Yankees 3, Phillies 1 F/7 (Game 2)Scouts: Angel Hernandez wan’t available to loudly eject someone with 2 outs in the 7th in this one like he was in Game 1. (He was absolutely horrible in Game 1, per usual.)  This game was a lot more peaceful, as the Yanks picked up the win after a RBI double and a RBI single in the 7th.

Rangers 4, A’s 6Scouts: Oakland did it with the long ball, getting homers outta Matt Olson (who hit two), Ramon Laureano, and Austin Allen (His first career shot).  This was Oakland’s 5th consecutive victory.

 

Dodgers 6, Padres 7Scouts: A lot of people will say a walk off home run is the most exciting way to end a ball game.  Not me.  Give me a play at the plate any-day.  With a runner on third, Manny Machado lined out to Chris Taylor in left, who gunned Trent Grisham out at home to end the game.  Sometimes a good offense is a good defense.

 

Marlins 1, Orioles 0 F/7 (Game 1)Prof: Alex Cobb has been such a disappointment for the Orioles, and this game wasn’t any different. Seven strikeouts and still can’t get a win. Now that I’m not going to lay at Cobb’s feet – Baltimore is working with even less firepower than Miami is. When your biggest star and best player is currently fighting colon cancer and can’t even come to the ballpark, you’re in a bad place.

Orioles 1, Marlins 2 F/7 (Game 2)Scouts: Due to the Marlins taking all that time off due to the Covid outbreak, they started the day at the top of their division, and still somehow a game back from first, thanks to a 3-1 record.  It’s the oddest thing I’ve ever seen.  Well, now they are legitimately on top thanks to sweeping the hapless Orioles, who are for reasons passing understanding still trotting out Chris Davis on the regular.

 

 

Mets 3, Nationals 1Prof: Y’all know me. You know what I’m about. I’m about saying forever that Rick Porcello is the luckiest son of a gun in the history of baseball. Well, last night just proved my point again, as Max Scherzer pulled his hamstring and had to leave the game after one inning, while Juan Soto kept having his own issues in his season debut. This led to Porcello getting the W, his career 150th. I mean, yes, he went seven innings, but was he anything but merely journeyman?

Red Sox 5, Rays 0Scouts: As bad as the Orioles are, at least they aren’t the Red Sox, who are now 4-8 after shutting out the Rays.  Pitching has been an especially tough spot for them, but if they can manage a few more outings like the one Martin Perez gave them last night (5IP, 4H, 0R) then they may be able to climb out of the basement.

Twins 5, Pirates 2Prof: Happy’s Boys are 10-2 now and they are rolling. The poor ol’ Bucs were the victims last night, and it was glorious, as Minnesota went HAM in the ninth inning capped off by a three run dinger from Max Kepler.

Blue Jays 2, Braves 1Scouts: Hyun Jin Ryu picked up his first win as a Blue Jay after struggling in his first two starts, and it came in dominating fashion.  Ryu pitched 5 strong innings of 1 hit, 8 strike out ball, causing the Braves to fall to second in the division.

 

Reds 0, Spiders 2Prof: Mike Clevinger is my Sunshine. He makes me happy when skies are grey. The man is like The Dude plus Bob Ross plus Nuke LaLoosh and I don’t know, but I dig it. Looks like he’s introduced a cutter into his arsenal and if that’s the case, look out world. Clev didn’t have his greatest day but it was good enough. For Cincinnati, my favorite utility relief pitcher, Michael Lorenzen, had a 12.46 ERA. Woof. Play center field right quick.

Brewers 2, White Sox 0Scouts: Adrian Houser out dueled Dallas Kerchel.  Both pitchers gave up 5 hits over 7 innings, and Keuchel won the strike out competition 8-5, but Adrian won where it mattered throwing the shutout which lowered his ERA to a very impressive 0.75

Tigers, Cardinals – PPD (Covid-19)

Phillies, Marlins – PPD (Covid-19)

Yankees, Orioles – PPD (Covid-19)

Tigers, Cardinals – PPD (Covid-19)

 

 

8 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/5/20

  1. Carter Kieboom Watch: Did not play, Nats lose, falling to 0-5 when he doesn’t play, 4-5 overall.

    I didn’t see the Nats game last night, as a combination of playing golf and issues with my Kabletown service conspired to make viewing impossible. This means that I’m not sure what Prof is talking about regarding Juan Soto’s issues; the boxscore says he went 2-4 with an RBI, and the gamer mentions that he had several cardboard cutouts of family members in the stands, although I do recall seeing some mention of his being thrown out at third on a hit by Asdrubal Cabrera. I don’t know if that was a full-on TOOTBLAN, because again, I didn’t see the game. At least he didn’t hurt himself running the bases.

    As for Max’s hamstring, and Strasburg’s nerve issue in his hand, and Doolittle’s ineffectiveness, and Will Harris’s injury, etc., I said on Twitter last night that my only hope for this “season” is that all Nats who are expected to contribute in 2021 be healthy enough to contribute on Opening Day, 2021, whenever that may be.

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  2. Throwing a flag on you, Prof. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with .40 WAR this season while Merrifield has a .20 WAR. This makes Perez worth twice as many darns as Whit.

    This one goes out to all our HBT refugees….

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    1. Lol, I was going to say that I take exception to the Merrifield bias, as Sally Perez is their Great One — which is the only nice thing I’m saying about those dirt balls.

      MLB had the nerve to email me to ask how I was enjoying watching games. Hey, a-holes — I’M NOT WATCHING GAMES BECAUSE THIS PANDEMIC SEASON IS CRAP! Think I’ll get a response email?

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  3. We should build a great wall to keep those disease-ridden refugees from Hardball Talk out of here, and this time we should sink the pilings to the water table so they can’t burrow under it. In the immortal words of someone or other, either you have a sports chat site or you don’t.

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  4. It’s come to this, FI. I gotta talk baseball and the daily roundup. Besides, I get to say “beaver’ on a website a lot.

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    1. Thank you, Canadians, for helping restore our power. It’s a wee bit hot and rustic camping in your house in August.

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