Good morning, everyone. Yesterday I was dragging my tail. Maybe it was the choice of wake up music? Let’s fix that.
Scouts: Sorry I’m a little late today. Work stuff happened.
Dodgers 4, Nationals 1 – Prof: What would have been the coolest matchup of the night was dashed upon the rocks, as Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his start against the Dodgers and their sensational southpaw Clayton Kershaw. I was eagerly looking forward to the highlights of this game; Stras vs Kersh. Both ridiculous, both strikeout machines, both coming into this game with huge momentum. But, alas. There can only be one, and of course, that one is the best pitcher in all of baseball, the mighty Kershaw.
Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 1 – Didn’t Philly look halfway decent at one point this year?
Rangers 4, Orioles 3 – Kevin Gausman still has yet to find his first victory on the season. The one game road trip is over as the Orioles return to Baltimore to face the Padres tonight. Yes, they traveled from Baltimore, to Texas, then back to Baltimore in two days.
Tigers 8, Mariners 7 – in 12. Prof: Justin Upton wins the game with a walk off home run. As you do.
Pirates 1, Giants 0 – Mad Bum pulls the loss giving up just the one run, a solo home run to Erik Kratz. (His first on the season.) Update: I missed it originally, but it looks like the only run of the game was almost actually caught, but Angel Pagan lost it when he hit the wall. How terrible must he feel right now?
Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 – Prof: Cards bats went wacky against their old pal Lackey. St. Louis’ win this evening stops a five game losing streak.
Indians 7, Rays 4 – When you thought of who would lead this division at the end of June, did anyone have their money on Cleveland? Did anyone attend this game? 13,811 people took time off from celebrating the NBA championship to attend this game. NBA champs, first place in the division. Has there ever been a better week to be a Cleveland fan? I mean you still have RG3, but nothing can be perfect right?
White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 – Prof: The Battle of the Laundry proved victorious for snowy white stockings this evening, as Chicago took the game into extra innings. The ever impressive Jose Abreu hit a double to win the game.
Astros 10, Angels 7 – Hey Houston. You were supposed to be bad. But you keep winning. Only 4 games back in what’s shaping up to be a really tough division. Can get to .500 tonight.
Rockies 5, Marlins 3 – Trevor Story hit number 18. Stanton and Ozuna also hit home runs. 8 HR in total. For all you purists out there.
One more for the road, and let us know what we missed!