Today, I ask you to indulge me. Okay, more so than usual, be quiet. My Rays, how do I say this nicely? They shit… oh, wait, that’s not nice. They played very, very, very badly against the Dodgers, losing 10-5. Puig hit a bomb that put a hole in the Trop. Thanks, it looks better. Kazmir gave the Rays plenty of opportunities, but Moore proved to be less. That said, nowhere on this blog does it say we are a baseball blog. I don’t see it, do you? So… I am going to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning’s OT 5-4 win over the New York Islanders to give them a 2-1 lead in the second round of the seemingly interminable hockey playoffs! Brian Boyle, baby!
I always joke: I am fluent in baseball, but conversant in hockey which is shockingly popular in Tampa Bay. Fortunately, there was lots of baseball last night, so let’s get on with that, but today, we are listening to songs about ice, ice baby, too cold.
You thought I was going to link to Vanilla Ice, didn’t you? Give me some credit! Oh, wait, I would troll like that, wouldn’t I? Never mind.
Cubs 7-Pirates 1. Arrieta yada yada, retires 15 straight, yada, give him Cy. Rizzo, yada, double, runs, yada. Cubs win! YAY!
Right now, the Cubs are General Zod in Superman 2:
At this rate, they are clinching in June. Moving along. 🙂
Cleveland 7-Tigers 3. Lindor is a one man show, falling a triple short of a cycle. Defense, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout:
Royals 7-Nationals 6. Moose with the walk-off. He’s a cold-hearted… moose?
Blue Jays 3-Rangers 1(10). Smoakin’ hot.
Orioles 4-Yankees 1. Trumbo, Tillman, Truth. A-rod exits game with a right hamstring injury. I hope it is nothing too serious. History’s greatest monster needs to finish bigger than this.
Miami 7-Diamondbacks 4. Miami continues their inexplicable winning ways. I’ll let Original Gangsta handle his recap. Ichiro!!!
Braves 3 – Mets 0???? Okay. Shame on you, Dark Knight. You know the penalty for this. Actually, you should all be ashamed of yourselves. Wisler had a no-hitter into the 5th inning. Shame! Shame! Shame!
Giants 3-Reds 1. Shark looked like vintage 2013. A fine vintage.
White Sox 4-Red Sox 1. Do not ever wash white and red socks together in hot water unless you want a bunch of pink socks. I learned this the hard way. Grandma tried to warn me, but I wouldn’t listen. Quintana four hit the Red Sox, only giving up a homer to Hanley.
Brewers 5-Angels 4. Junior Guerra is alive!!
Astros 6-Twins 4. Springer hits the tracks. I don’t know why I like that so much. I have always loved trains, since I was a kid riding the subway in NYC.
Phillies 1-Cardinals 0. I don’t know why I like this so much either, lol. Aaron Nola, awesome name, remains undefeated on the road.
Mariners 8-A’s 2. Second bad start for Gray. Hmm.
Padres 6-Rockies 3. Padres were getting hit until Kemp said no, no, no… I tried to embed the video, but MLB.com is being a bitch, and I have to get ready for work.
I could not resist, Father, forgive me…