He Said, She Said Scores and Highlights For 9/16/2020

Scouts: We’ve seen a lot of horrible, saddening, crazy things this, the year of 2020, so it’s very heartwarming when you see a drum battle between one of the most prolific drummers ever and a young prodigy.

Nationals 4, Rays 2 F/10Scouts: 20 year old Luis Garcia stepped up big with a 427 foot homer that gave the Nats a 10th inning win, and the Rays need to figure out what the heck is going on with them and figure it out fast.

Athletics 3, Rockies 1Prof: Mike Fiers went six innings then handed the wheel to a hungry Oakland bullpen. Capped off by an inspired performance by Liam Hendriks, the As snapped a losing streak and are trying to solidify a place in the playoffs.

Dodgers 7, Padres 5Prof: In news that shocks absolutely no one, Los Angeles is your first playoff team; clenched with this win against San Diego, who will more than likely join them soon as surefire locks. This game featured a homer from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor. Will Smith had three ribbies.

Pirates 0, Reds 1Prof: Cincinnati is roaring back! Luis Castillo went seven scoreless innings, and Shogo Akiyama batted in the only run of the night. The Reds sweep Pittsburgh and is sniffing at the tail end of a playoff run.

Blue Jays 2, Yankees 13Scouts: I’d say it’s fair to say the Yankees are currently the hottest team in baseball with yet another homer extravaganza. In the last week the Yankees have won games 7-2, 6-0, 10-1, 20-6, and now 13-2. New York hit 7 homers in this one, two by DJ LeMahieu, and freaking three by catcher Kyle Higashioka. With just over a week and a half left in the season, New York is heating up at just the right time.

Mets 5, Phillies 4Scouts: The one bright spot for the Mets is struggling right now. Jacob deGrom is fighting back a hamstring spasm and it forced him out of the game in the second inning. Jacob, who is likely to win his third consecutive NL Cy Young award is still planning on making his final two starts of the season and to lock down that award.

Royals 3, Tigers 0Prof: The Tiggers got shut out again, sad days in Detroit Rock City. Salvy Perez went 2-3 with 3 RBI.

Braves 1, Orioles 5Prof: It was Cole Hamels’ first start of the season. The outcome was not as good looking as he is. The veteran gave up three runs, while a young, green Oriole named Keegan Akin looked like freaking Cy Young out there. Why does ATL always play down to their opponents? Le sigh.

Twins 5, White Sox 1Scouts: Jake Ordorizzi and the Twins just can’t seem to catch a break. Minnesota finally got a much needed win against the White Sox, but it came at a cost. Ordorizzi was forced to leave the game in the 4th thanks to a blister in what was his first game back from the IL.

Rangers 1, Astros 0Scouts: Houston has now lost 7 of their last 10 and have fallen a game below .500 thanks to Kyle Gibson’s 9 inning, 4 hit shutout. What a difference a year makes huh?

Spiders 2, Cubs 3 F/10Scouts: Chicago is riding a 4 game winning streak thanks in part to the two game sweep of the Cleveland Baseball team. Javier Baez walked this one off for the Cubbies with a single in the 10th. The team from Cleve has now lost 8 in a row and has fallen to dead last in the Wild Card chase.

Cardinals 4, Brewers 2 F/7 Game 1Scouts: Tyler O’Neill and Brad Miller powered the Cardinals through this one, with an assist from Dexter Fowler’s bat.

Cardinals 0, Brewers 6 F/7 Game 2Scouts: Ryan Braun smacked his 350th career homer, and the Brewers bullpen combined to throw 7 shutout innings as Milwaukee picked up a much needed win.

Red Sox 4, Marlins 8 – Prof: Feesh catcher Jorge Alfaro went yard twice with four RBI as Miami continues to knock at the door of a playoff berth. The Marlins made out like their in-state brothers and trotted out a good half dozen pitchers in the win.

D-backs 9, Angels 6Scouts: Arizona won’t be making the playoffs this year, but at least they are trying to go out on a positive note. Despite allowing three homers to the Angels, Arizona was able to put up big numbers in the second and 7th innings.

Giants 9, Mariners 3Scouts: While Seattle isn’t eliminated yet, they are blowing a golden opportunity with Cleveland’s struggles. Seattle has lost two in a row and 5 of their last 10, and remain 4 games back from the final Wild Card spot. San Fran got homers from Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, and Brandon Crawford.

3 thoughts on “He Said, She Said Scores and Highlights For 9/16/2020

  1. I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day. Good on ya, Dave Grohl!

    Nice job by Brady Singer for the Royals last night. In its January 2018 draft prospects list Baseball America had him as the # 1 prospect while Casey Mize was # 4. Singer faded a bit at Florida that season and the Tiggers took Mize #1 while Singer fell to #18. Both have made the MLB debut this year with Singer having more success. It will be interesting to see how both progress over the next few seasons and if Tigger fans have a lot of “what could have been” dreams.

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  2. Not so fast on anointing deGrom the likely NL Cy Young winner for this year. He’s been outstanding, but he hasn’t separated himself from Yu Darvish or Trevor Bauer.

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    1. I agree, Rays. Yu particularly has been masterful this season. I believe I pegged the Noted Drone Enthusiast as the probable winner of the CY this year!


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