Prof: Well, shoot. Back to work after a long, but for me not very restful weekend. I was very productive, though, so that’s good. Not as productive as the baseball teams we follow, though. Those scores! The run production! The extra innings! And yesterday was no exception.
Scouts: Welcome back everyone! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. What did everyone do for the holiday? Did you get to partake in cookouts and fireworks? Spend time with friends and family? Personally, I was able to finish the most recent season of Orange is the New Black, and it was….different. Season 3 is by far not my favorite season, but I am looking forward to season 4. Hopefully they can right the ship.
Mariners 1, Astros 2 – George Springer scored all the runs in this one for Houston as he blasted his 19th home run of the season.
Tigers 3, Indians 5 – Prof: After a lengthy rain delay, the team from the Magical Land of Cleve came out swinging, with Mike Napoli catching fire. Tigers starter Daniel Norris was pulled from the game in the third inning due to an oblique injury.
Orioles 5, Dodgers 7 – After winning 7 in a row, the O’s drop their 5th straight game. The long West Coast trip continues with 3 more in LA before returning home to face the other LA.
Padres 8, D’backs 4 – Prof: Zack Greinke is on the DL, so in his place the Snakes started Archie Bradley, who was overmatched by San Diego. Derek Norris ate him for dinner before leaving the game after being hit by a pitch. The Gritty Ones are now in a virtual tie for last place with the Pads in the NL West.
Braves 2, Phillies 8 – It’s good that Atlanta is hoarding pitching prospects, because they are are gonna need them.
Athletics 3, Twins 1 – I hear that several teams are scouting the Twins for possible trade considerations.
Reds 4, Cubs 10 – Prof: Kris Bryant, home run machine, did what he does best and hit a homer in the game. KB also had to leave the game in the fifth inning due to a leg contusion. The Reds pitching coach was fired yesterday, but it didn’t seem to do Cincinnati any good.
Angels 2, Rays 4 – Logan Morrison had a pretty good game with a solo homerun and a second RBI.
Yankees 2, White Sox 8 – James Shields got his second win as a White Sox as CC Sebathia turned in a ugly performance. No Soup for you!
Rangers 5, Red Sox 12 – Prof: Rick Porcello overcomes a nasty four-run first inning to lead the Red Sox to victory. Boston hits four home runs in a rout of Texas.
Pirates 4, Cardinals 2 – Polanco brought in 3 runs on two home runs and was all the offense the Pirates really needed to take down the Cardinals who are now 9 games back.
Brewers 1, Nationals 0 – Prof: Martin Maldonado knocks in the only run of the day, a homer off of Mad Max Scherzer. I watched this game for about four innings while taking a break from sorting boxes in the basement. Bryce Harper still looking like he’s in a drought.
Rockies 1, Giants 3 – Colorado seems to be that team that’s on the cusp of being good, but not quite there yet. Buster Posey (Everyone remember him?) hit his 10th home run.
Marlins 6, Mets 8 – Prof: Yoenis Cespedes hits a clutch two run single to ensure a Mets victory.
Royals 2, Blue Jays 6 – Aaron Sanchez worked his 9th win after a 5 run Toronto 7th.