Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thrilling Thursday - July 30, 2015

Okay, here are some games that caught my attention when I checked the scores.
  1. Texas knocked off the NY Yankees.
  2. The Tribe made KC look like chumps.
  3. Pittsburgh over Minnesota
  4. Chicago Cubs beat Colorado
  5. ChiSox beat BoSox – yipes!
  6. Baltimore blanked Atlanta – hurray!
  7. Houston defeated the Angels
  8. Cincinnati only needed one run to let the Cardinals have a goose egg – score!


Now to Thursday’s lineup.
  1. NY Mets beat San Diego Padres.
  2. Nationals thump the Marlins.
  3. Kansas City makes Toronto pay.
  4. ChiSox break even by beating BoSox in Boston. Yes, I think it will actually happen.
  5. Battle of two of my favorite young players with Todd Frazier and Andrew McCutchen. I think Andrew will be happy with the end result. (Pirates over Reds).
  6. Baltimore whips up on Detroit in Camden Park. Sorry, Tigers!
  7. I would love for the Houston Astros to repeat their performance that earned them a win over the Angels. We’ll see.
  8. Cleveland makes a showing against Oakland, but the Athletics prevail.


Lady Grid out.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

Was it a Friday of freefall forecasting for me? I’ll simply mark yes or no this time. I only had fifty percent correct. Yergh. I am glad Josh Hamilton and the Rangers proved me wrong!
  1. Phillies at Cubs - Cubs No 
  2. Tigers at Red Sox - Red Sox Yes ⚾
  3. White Sox at Indians - White Sox Yes ⚾
  4. Orioles at Rays - Orioles No 
  5. Astros at Royals - Royals No. 
  6. Yankees at Twins - Yankees No. 
  7. Braves at Cardinals - Cardinals, I had to have a gimme. Yes ⚾
  8. Reds at Rockies - Rockies Yes ⚾
  9. Brewers at Diamondbacks - Brewers Yes ⚾
  10. Rangers at Angels - Angels, unfortunately. No. 
  11. Blue Jays at Mariners - Blue Jays No 
  12. Athletics at Giants – Bay Battle time! Giants. Yes ⚾


Cue Elton John because Saturday night is all right. It was a great song to hear on the radio while my parents were driving me around from one place to another. I like the keyboard and guitar riffs.
  1. Detroit at Boston – Boston, yes that’s right. BoSox.
  2. Oakland at San Francisco – Giants
  3. Toronto at Seattle – Seattle
  4. Baltimore at Tampa Bay – Baltimore
  5. NY Yankees at Minnesota – NY because CC Sabathia is on the mound.
  6. LA Dodgers at NY Mets – NY Mets
  7. Cincinnati at Colorado – Cincinnati if Cueto has the stuff
  8. Texas at LA Angels – Rangers on a leap of faith from this fan.



Lady Grid out.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Lady's Friday Forecast - MLB

How'd I do yesterday, you ask? Check it out for yourself. The ones marked in red mean I erred in my judgment. I have a seventy percent rate for yesterday. C'est la guerre.
  1. Baltimore at NY Yankees – NY even though Adam Jones will be awesome.
  2. Seattle at Detroit – Detroit continues their new winning tradition.
  3. Minnesota at LA Angels – Angels with the fantastic Mike Trout. Woot!
  4. Washington at Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, McCutchen will have a good day and ruin a play for Harper.
  5. LA Dodgers at NY Mets – Kershaw puts on a show, and the Dodgers win.
  6. KC at St. Louis – a World Series rerun? Cardinals in extra innings.
  7. BoSox at Houston – Houston wins again. Poor Boston.
  8. ChiSox at Cleveland – Cleveland will surprise them
  9. Milwaukee at Arizona – Diamondbacks, yawn.
  10. Miami at San Diego – Marlins will perk up and thrash the Padres.

Friday's Forecast - I went with a dozen today. Hope that's all right with you.
  1. Phillies at Cubs - Cubs
  2. Tigers at Red Sox - Red Sox
  3. White Sox at Indians - White Sox
  4. Orioles at Rays - Orioles
  5. Astros at Royals - Royals
  6. Yankees at Twins - Yankees
  7. Braves at Cardinals - Cardinals, I had to have a gimme.
  8. Reds at Rockies - Rockies
  9. Brewers at Diamondbacks - Brewers
  10. Rangers at Angels - Angels, unfortunately.
  11. Blue Jays at Mariners - Blue Jays
  12. Athletics at Giants – Bay Battle time! Giants.
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MLB Crystal Ball Gazing - July 23, 2015

I had eighty percent of my predictions correct for yesterday. I wonder what today holds. No, I still won't be heading to Vegas to play the odds. I predict for fun just to see if I spot trends.
  1. Dodgers vs. Braves – LA Dodgers - yes
  2. NY Mets vs. Nats – Nats - yes
  3. TB Rays vs. Phillies – TB - no
  4. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee – Cleveland - yes
  5. Rangers vs. Rockies – Rangers - yes
  6. Giants vs. Padres – Giants – yes
  7. Mariners vs. Tigers – Tigers with C├ęspedes leading the way. Yes to first part, but Castellano’s grand slam made things fabulous!
  8. Marlins vs. Diamondbacks – Marlins - yes
  9. Twins vs. Angels – Angels - yes
  10. Blue Jays vs. Athletics - Blue Jays - no

Here are my “I wonder if I’ll get them right again” predictions for Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Play ball!
  1. Baltimore at NY Yankees – NY even though Adam Jones will be awesome.
  2. Seattle at Detroit – Detroit continues their new winning tradition.
  3. Minnesota at LA Angels – Angels with the fantastic Mike Trout. Woot!
  4. Washington at Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, McCutchen will have a good day and ruin a play for Harper.
  5. LA Dodgers at NY Mets – Kershaw puts on a show, and the Dodgers win.
  6. KC at St. Louis – a World Series rerun? Cardinals in extra innings.
  7. BoSox at Houston – Houston wins again. Poor Boston.
  8. ChiSox at Cleveland – Cleveland will surprise them
  9. Milwaukee at Arizona – Diamondbacks, yawn.
  10. Miami at San Diego – Marlins will perk up and thrash the Padres.
Enjoy National Hot Dog Day, folks. 
Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More MLB - July 22, 2015

How refreshing to know that I was wrong about some of my predictions yesterday. Others were spot on, so I have a 5-2 record for Tuesday.

  1. NY Yankees did win over Baltimore. I'm not rejoicing because Adam Jones is a personal favorite.
  2. NY Mets beat the Nats. Sorry, Bryce!
  3. Cubbies beat the Reds.
  4. KC did avenge their loss against the Pirates.
  5. St. Louis didn't exactly trounce the White Sox, but they still triumphed.
  6. Boston dropped another one against the Astros.
  7. The Rangers blanked the Rockies and made my evening!


Here is today's offering with no explanation, really. They're mostly in order of the game's start time.
  1. Dodgers vs. Braves – LA Dodgers
  2. NY Mets vs. Nats – Nats
  3. TB Rays vs. Phillies – TB
  4. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee - Cleveland
  5. Rangers vs. Rockies – Rangers
  6. Giants vs. Padres – Giants
  7. Mariners vs. Tigers – Tigers with C├ęspedes leading the way.
  8. Marlins vs. Diamondbacks - Marlins
  9. Twins vs. Angels – Angels
  10. Blue Jays vs. Athletics - Blue Jays
Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Seven MLB Predictions - July 21, 2015

I am a happy girl today! The Pirates beat the Royals last night in Kansas City. Keep on going, Bucs! My Rangers lost another one to the Rockies. The skids really stink right now, but one day they'll be back like in 2011.

There is no crystal ball here, but I am making a few predictions for some of the lineups in the MLB.
  1. NY Yankees win over the Orioles.
  2. NY Mets lose to the Nats.
  3. Cubs beat the Reds.
  4. KC avenges their loss.
  5. St. Louis trounces the ChiSox.
  6. BoSox continue to spiral downward against the Astros.
  7. Rangers drop another one in the Mile High state. Sigh.



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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Still Around, I Promise!

I've been taking it easy this summer and watching MLB on the television.  There are so many games that it's hard for a casual sportswriter like me to keep up with stats and my reading. I'm excited about the return of the NFL in just a few weeks with training camps and preseason. Did Jerry Jones make the right decision about Dez's contract? Is Demaryius Thomas going to live up to the hype for the Broncos?

Todd Frazier and Joc Pederson were exciting in the Home Run Derby on Monday evening. I watched with bated breath as the hometown hero edged the youngster. Mike Trout is a beast once again, and Pedro Martinez is delightful to watch as he breaks down hitters. Now that life has slowed down a bit, I hope to generate a few more posts before I return to my other day job as a middle school English teacher.

Lady Grid out.