He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/16/20

Scouts: Well, I’m finally back in full force.  I’ve been struggling with an illness for the better part of a week now.  And I’m now finally starting to turn the corner.  It’s been so long I don’t remember what it’s not like to be in total, complete agonizing pain.  I almost feel like Superman all the sudden.  Thanks for bearing with me, I know my writing hasn’t been the best, but it’s been pretty tough to concentrate.  Thankfully I’m back to remind everyone that 2020 is a really weird year man.  How weird?  Well, I hope you have Fire Tornado on your bingo card.  Seriously, can we just get the locusts and raining frogs and get it all over with already?


 

Red Sox 2, Yankees 4Scouts: The Red Sox are almost as bad at baseball as Alex Rodriguez is at announcing.  All I saw all over the internet last night was hopes and prayers that A-Rod’s ownership group would end up buying the Mets, just on the promise it would get him out of the damn booth.  Mike Ford his a pair of homers for the Yanks and the Sox fell to 6-16.  Take that eck!

Rays 3, Blue Jays 2 (a continuation of a postponed game) F/8Scouts: Willy Adames hit a two run homer in the 8th, in what’s now considered extra innings, because it’s 2020 and the rules don’t make any sort of sense anymore.  Anyways, Prof says this was a continuation of a postponed game, and I’ll have to take her word for it, because the official MLB recap page doesn’t mention it at all.

Spiders 8, Tigers 5Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve can pretty much automatically pencil in a W against El Tigre, and has now done so in 20 consecutive contests. It’s rather amazing. Also amazing is the consistency of Delicious Francisco Lindor Truffle. The crafty shortstop hit a two run homer and an RBI double, going 3-5 on the day.

 

Nationals 6, Orioles 5Scouts: The 8-11 Nationals with Max Scherzer on the mound scraped by a late win against the 12-9 Baltimore Orioles.  2020 is friggen’ weird man.  Brandon Hyde for reasons unknown pinch hit Chris Davis in the 9th.  He struck out as usual.  Davis is now 6-45 with 1 RBI and 8 Strikeouts on the season.  His OPS stands at .388.

Mets 2, Phillies 6Scouts: Zach Wheeler is one of the few bright spots on the Phillies squad, extending his record to 3-0 thanks to a 7 inning, 6 hit, 2 run performance.  Rick Porcello fell to 1-3, giving up 4 runs on 10 hits including a two run homer to Andrew McCutchen, his first on the season.  How’s that for a run-on sentence?

Braves 4, Marlins 0Prof: It was a getaway game, featuring green, untested pitchers, and it went scoreless until the sixth inning when Nick Markakis hit a single to bring home Dansby Swanson. Later in the seventh, Nicky Kakes struck again, this time with a two run double.

Cardinals 2, White Sox 7Prof: Did….did I see St. Louis in the box scores? They probably wished they were still in quarantine after this rout, in which Chicago jacked back to back to back to back dingers. Ouch.

 

Mariners 2, Asterisks 3Prof: Death. Taxes. Houston sweeps the Mariners. Kyle Tucker’s solo dinger wins the day.

Royals 2, Twins 4Scouts: Eddie Rosario saved the game with a slick sliding grap, and throw to double off Whit Merrifield, who got a little over excited as the tying run.  The play ended the 7th and gave the Twins the kick in the pants they’ve needed.  Hopefully it will help get them out of the up and down funk they’ve been in lately.

 

Brewers 6, Cubs 5Scouts: Cubs fans may have a lot to cry about with some suspect umpiring in the late innings of the game, however they didn’t do themselves any favors in this one, blowing a 3 run lead in the first and then after tying it in the 6th, lost the lead again.  The Brew crew is on a bit of a hot streak picking up their 3rd win in a row.

Rangers 6, Rockies 10Prof: So, Colorado has this long running schtick in which if they score over seven runs in a game, Denver-area Taco Bells sell cheap tacos the next day. In Internet parlance, it’s stylized as “taco’s”. Well, they got their taco’s yesterday, starting with a five run second inning, beating up on poor former Brave Kolby Allard. Meanwhile, Jon Gray struck out seven. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon continue to impress for the Purple Dinos.

 

Rays 7, Blue Jays 5 F/8Scouts: Toronto loses a heart breaker as Brandon Lowe homered to lead off the top of the 9th.  Not a single pitcher on either side pitched longer than 3 innings.  I guess more of that is to be expected when you have 50 man rosters.

 

Athletics 15, Giants 3Prof: Lord have mercy, this is a butt whoopin’. Mike Fiers had a serviceable outing but he didn’t even need it, because the A’s offense was on fire. Stephen Piscotty alone drove in five runs. The fifth inning saw Oakland score nine. How demoralizing.

Padres 4, Diamondbacks 5Scouts: The suddenly hot Padres are hot no more after suffering a sweep at the hands of Arizona.  San Diego had the win in hand, but a three run homer by Eduardo Escobar in the 8th left the Padres stunned.

 

Dodgers 8, Angels 3Prof: Corey Seager hit a three run homer, Max Muncy a two run dinger, and although Dustin May did not get the W, he blanked Mike Trout with three rocket pitches that crossed him up, so in his own way, May does get a dub.

Pirates, Reds – PPD (Covid-19)

4 thoughts on “He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 8/16/20

  1. Your Rays/Jays recaps are reversed.
    Aaron Loup was the winning pitcher of record for both games. Try as I might, I could not find the last time the same pitcher won both games of a doubleheader. I know other relievers have done it. I did find where Wilbur Wood in the early ‘70s pitched 5 innings of relief in the first game and a complete second game as the starter and won both. There were a few dozen occasions of a pitcher starting and winning both games of a doubleheader in the dead ball era.

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  2. In the Spiders’ win over the Tiggers, Franmil Reyes hit this massive 453′ dong.
    https://www.mlb.com/indians/video/franmil-reyes-453-ft-home-run?t=statcast
    But that was only his 2nd longest HR of the series. In game 1 he hit one 462′.
    https://www.mlb.com/indians/video/franmil-reyes-462-foot-homer?t=statcast

    Conclusion: He strong.

    In possibly better news for Kitten fans, it was just announced that pitchers Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal have been brought up from the Toledo training location, along with infielder Isaac Paredes. These are the #2, 5, & 6 prospects in the organization. 2021 starts now.

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  3. “The 8-11 Nationals with Max Scherzer on the mound scraped by a late win against the 12-9 Baltimore Orioles.”

    Before the season started, there was some unhappy grumblings from Georgia about the Braves’ bad luck in drawing the big bad Red Sox as their “natural” rival (meaning six games against instead of four) while the Nats got the 120 loss O’s (or whatever their record was last year).

    My, how the turntables…

    The Braves haven’t yet played the Sox, who stand 6-16 but could theoretically turn things around, I guess. Meanwhile, the Nats are thankfully done playing games against the O’s, as they went a pitiful 2-4 against their Natty Bo-soaked, Old Bay seasoning crusted neighbors at the other end of the B-W Parkway.

    The weekend also saw the Nats lose Starlin Castro to the IL with a broken wrist, where he joins Stephen Strasburg (nerve issue in hand), lefty reliever Sean Doolittle (batting practice fastball), lefty reliever Sam Freeman (elbow went “pop”), and left reliever Roenis Elias (career death by baserunning misadventure).

    Castro’s injury means that Luis Garcia, who turned 20 in May, is apparently the new second baseman, joining Victor Robles (23), Carter Kieboom (22), and Juan Soto (21) in the Nats’ Kiddie Corp. The full complement of southpaws on the IL means that Seth Romero (24) has been called up. You may remember Romero for his past hits, such as “I got kicked off my college team for punching a teammate”, or “I got sent home from my first professional spring training for unspecified behavioral reasons”, or “I just had Tommy John surgery last year and haven’t thrown a pitch in a real game since the Sally League in 2018”. Dude’s got talent, but he’s got issues.

    Whatever.

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