Prof: It’s Throwback Thursday. For this morning’s tunes, we’re picking songs we liked in high school, or thereabouts. For some extra fun, figure out which ones are mine and which ones are Scout’s.
Scouts: No highlights today, let’s jam out like it’s 1999!
Twins 6, White Sox 9 – Prof: In a stunning turn of events, James Shields gets the win, and brings his ERA down to a mere 15.80 for the month of June. Todd Frazier knocks in his 22nd home run of the season.
Royals 3, Cardinals 2 – Wang gets the win.
Orioles 12, Padres 5 – The Orioles offense is the hottest thing in baseball these days. In the last 28 daysIn the last 28 days, the Orioles have hit .299/.354/.526/.880 with 48 home runs, 54 doubles, and 150 RBI. (RBI’s are a team stat, so they really matter in this context.) The Orioles have tied the record for team home runs in June and still have a game to play. Mark Trumbo hit his league leading 23rd.
Marlins 3, Tigers 10 – Prof: Miguel Cabrera caps off a Detroit rout with a 451 foot moon shot.
Red Sox 0, Rays 4 – Price had a terrible third inning and Matt Moore shut down a Boston offense that’s been cooling off.
Indians 3, Braves 0 – The best rotation in baseball vs. the worst offense. We all had a pretty good idea what was coming right? The Indians pitching staff is currently second in wins, first in ERA, first in Hits, first in Runs, first in ER, second in HR and second in BB given up in the American League. And 6th in SO.
Blue Jays 5, Rockies 3 – Prof: Josh Donaldson went nine games without a home run. Poor kid, how could he face the public with such a dark cloud hanging over his head? It’s OK, though; he’s gone back to Toronto with a homer under his belt. Canadians can all breathe a sigh of relief now.
Astros 10, Angels 4 – Houston has won 9 of their last 10, but are still 9 games behind Texas who has won 7 of their last 10. Baby steps.
Cubs 9, Reds 2 – Nothing quite like a trip to Cincinnati to right a sinking ship. On to lolMets.
Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 8 – F/10 Prof: Arizona allowed Philadelphia to sweep them at home. Wow. Paul Goldschmidt’s brilliant play once again is wasted. I almost feel sorry for the guy. Maybe one day he’ll be able to leave the desert.
Rangers 7, Yankees 9 – The Yankees score 1 in the 8th and 6 in the ninth to provide a stunning comeback against the second best team in baseball. Didi Gregorious capped it off with a walk off home run after Brian McCann tied it up with a three run home run. I could link you the John Sterling call, but I don’t hate any of you that much. I’m pretty sure they are playing it over and over on a loop in some hidden interrogation room somewhere.
Pirates 8, Mariners 1 – Seattle has lost 7 of their last 10, dropped to .500 and have a red hot Baltimore coming to town. Which probably means they are going to start a 9-0 run.
Mets 2, Nationals 4 – Prof: Things are bleak in New York these days. Are we looking at the return of LOLMets? The thing that propelled the Mets to the playoffs last year – starting pitching – is shaky. Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz both have bone spurs, Matt Harvey is a shell of his last season self, and the less said about Logan Verrett, the better. Maybe it’s good that captain and Mr. Met doppleganger David Wright is out for the rest of the year, so he doesn’t have to face such misery day in and day out.
Giants 1, Athletics 7 – A 3 run third and a 4 run fourth and that’s the ballgame folks. Don’t give Jake Peavy all the blame however, the Giants committed 3 errors as only 3 of the 7 runs Peavy gave up were earned.
Dodgers 0, Brewers 7 – Prof: Behold, the power of cheese. Milwaukee smashed five runs in the second alone, and added two more in the seventh to further humiliate Los Angeles. Ryan Braun hits a two run homer and a two run double to boot.