Prof: Did you know that Ben Zobrist beat Daniel Murphy by only 88 votes to win the start for the All Star Game? It’s true. I was three of those votes. I’d like to think those three were very important.
Athletics 4, Twins 11 – Prof: Twins had a touch of a rain delay. Hours and hours worth, actually. But if you made the trip to the Twin Cities and got all soggy waiting for the game, fear not! The Twins will give you replacement tickets.
Padres 5, D’Backs 7 – All-Star Wil Myers went 4-5 with 2 runs scored in the loss.
Orioles 4, Dodgers 1 – All-Star Manny Machado with the 3 run home-run. All-Stars Brad Brach and Zach Britton combined for 5 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 1 hit over 2 innings with a save.
Rockies 7, Giants 3 – All-Star Nolan Arenado hit number 23 on the season.
Brewers 5, Nationals 2 – Prof: What’s up with the Nationals? A team like Milwaukee should be easy to put away, but the Brew Crew hands Washington their second straight loss. A scary moment in the 7th when starter Zach Davies and subsequent relief pitcher Carlos Torres loaded the bases with Bryce Harper up to bat. Big Willy Style…er…Will Smith gets the reigning MVP out with a called strike three to preserve the lead.
Royals 3, Blue Jays 8 – All-Star Josh Donaldson hit numbers 21 and 22, both solo home-runs.
Tigers 1, Indians 12 – Prof: Francisco Lindor makes everyone second guess their choice for AL All Star game starter with an RBI double and his usual brilliant defensive play. Cookie Carrasco continues his good season on the bump, allowing only one run in six innings.
Braves 1, Phillies 5 – This game featured 5 Solo Home-Runs. Not exactly how Earl Weaver drew it up.
Rangers 7, Red Sox 2 – 5 All-Stars, with a potential 6th weren’t enough to keep Boston from falling to third in the division. Have I mentioned that David Ortiz is an asshole? Even single’s aren’t good enough for him.
Marlins 5, Mets 2 – Prof: A player whose name I will not mention went 0-4 upon his return to New York. He has the right to play wherever he can get a job, but I also have the right to boo his sorry ass every single time he steps foot on a diamond. And I will. Scouts: Giancarlo Stanton found the fastball again. Be on notice.
Angels 13, Rays 5 – Another controversy over foul balls.
Pirates 5, Cardinals 2 – As I’m sure Deadspin will be more than happy to inform you, the Cardinals lost their 40th game of the season.
Yankees 9, White Sox 0 – Prof: The Yankees shut out Chicago in a game that was even nastier than than the score allows. New York had 20 hits off a struggling Carlos Rodon.
Mariners 2, Astros 5 – Houston got home runs from Valbuena, Reed, and Rasmus to power the victory.
Reds 9, Cubs 5 – Just look at what Billy Hamilton did. Just look at it.