Prof: I can guarantee you that when you read this, this will still be the case – I am super tired. But I’m going to keep on blogging ’til I pass out. Let’s get hype for your Thursday morning.
“I’m born famous/I’m sorta known. And if your son doesn’t, I bet your daughter knows”. I love that line, and I always think of giant home runs. Did we have any giant home runs today? Let’s see…
Scouts: Did you ever have one of those days where you just really need a hug? I’ve never really had one of those days, because I’m too much of a manly man, but there seems to be a lot of people in need of a hug lately.
I don’t usually post two highlights from one game, but this is play of the year material, so….
Indians 6, Rays 1 – If you happen across a Rays fan today, give them a hug. They are suffering through a miserable 7 game losing streak. Someone call Crash Davis. You need a rain out. Things won’t get much easier with a 4 game set against the O’s followed by the Red Sox.
Marlins 3, Braves 0 – Prof: Fresh Feesh swim away for another day on an Adam Conley outing. I’m interested to see what O.G. says about this one.
Yankees 9, Rockies 8 – The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 7th and one in the 9th to walk off on the Rockies. Lots of hugs at home plate.
Tigers 5, Mariners 1 – Miggy go boom. Mariners drop their 5th consecutive game. Feeling the pressure with Houston surging.
Astros 3, Angels 2 – Houston has won 8 of their last 10. You know who else has won 8 of their last 10? Texas. Maybe we should build the Astros a new stadium. Theirs is getting pretty old by now.
Mets 4, Royals 3 – Prof: Scary moment when Noah Syndergaard left the game with elbow discomfort. However, we have since learned that there is no structural damage. Praise be to Odin. Yoenis Céspedes also left the game with injury.
Blue Jays 5, D’Backs 2 – 5 runs on 5 hits for Toronto. That’s the model of efficiency there. Edwin Encarnacion hit his 19th home run and is very quietly among league leaders.
Orioles 7, Padres 2 – The Orioles decided to play a game. How many runs could they score before Ubaldo blew the lead? Ubaldo didn’t like that game and only gave up 2. Apparently we have finally found the team he can pitch well against. Too bad we only play San Diego every 37 years or so.
White Sox 8, Red Sox 6 – Prof: I watched a little of this. There was a clear instance of fan interference in this game resulting in a badly blown call for the Red Sox, one that might have turned the tide against the visiting Chicago team. I have to give John Farrell props for not going nuts on the umpires, who initially did not even want to review the play!
Nationals 3, Dodgers 4 – Nat’s rookie Michael Taylor went 0-5 with 5 strikeouts and lost the game on an error. Dude needs a hug. Like a Barney sized hug. There is always tomorrow. Except when tomorrow is a scheduled day off.
Cardinals 7, Cubs 2 – The overrated Cubs get swept by America’s Greatest Team. Who cares if you at .671 and 9.5 games in first place. EVERYONE PANIC!
Brewers 4, A’s 2 – Prof: Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each with big home runs to power the Brew Crew to a win over Oakland.
Phillies 5, Twins 6 – Minnesota is .324 after sweeping the Phillies who have now lost 9 consecutive games. I really want to write something positive here, but I’m afraid I’m just not that talented of a writer. I feel bad for the people who have to cover these teams for a living. Hug your favorite blogger today.
Giants 7, Pirates 6 – Can’t stop won’t stop. Pittsburgh is having a rough year. They are now 13-25 against teams that have a winning record. (It took me a long time to find that stat, so everyone better be very impressed.) Hug a Pirate Day.
Rangers 6, Reds 4 – Prof: Cole Hamels gets the job done against the Reds. The Rangers are now tied with the Cubs as having the best record in baseball. This is important, as Texas also placed Colby Lewis and Derek Holland on the disabled list. With a pitching staff suddenly down two arms, plus the on-again/off-again status of Yu Darvish, they will need more quality starts from Hamels.