Prof: It’s Thursday but it feels like a Wednesday. How does that work?
Scout: So I finally got around to changing the header image. I hope everyone enjoys! I think it’s a pretty big improvement truthfully. Is anyone else ready for the weekend to start already?
A’s 0, Twins 4 – Prof: Ervin Santana, he of #SmellBaseball fame, pitched a complete game shutout of Oakland. And so close to a Maddux, too – 100 pitches exactly to get the job done. A shame he couldn’t have just gotten one pitch less.
Orioles 6, Dodgers 4 F/14 – Mark Trumbo hit two homers. LA blew their load early, making a ill-advised number of substitutions, which allowed the Orioles to walk Yasmani Grandal to load the bases to get to the pitcher Chris Hatcher who grounded out to end the game. Love that whole no DH thing right? Butley went 6-7 in the loss.
Brewers 4, Nationals 7 – Harper hit number 18. Nats have won 7 of the last 10.
Reds 5, Cubs 3 – Prof: The marvelously named Tucker Barnhart hit a three run homer to lift the Reds over Chicago. The Cubs keep struggling. They no longer own the best record in the major leagues. That honor goes to…
Rangers 6, Red Sox 11 – Prof: …the Rangers, who dropped their series against Boston. Boston went big in the beginning, including five runs in the second inning alone.
Yankees 0, White Sox 5 – My old buddy Miguel Gonzalez shut out the Yankees over 7 innings as the White Sox cruise to victory.
Angels 7, Rays 2 – Trout hit number 18. The Angels have won back to back games for the first time in two and a half weeks.
Braves 3, Phillies 4 – Prof: Atlanta thought they were going to squeak one by Philadelphia, but then Freddy Galvis happened. A two run homer put the Phanatic’s Phinest ahead of the woebegotten Barves. In more pleasant news, Tyrell Jenkins only allowed one run in almost five innings, but Fredi 2.0 in his infinite wisdom put his faith in Atlanta’s dreadful bullpen. Maybe I shouldn’t write Braves recaps.
Royals 2, Blue Jays 4 – The MLB app on my phone wouldn’t stop telling me about Marcus Stroman’s perfect game that was broken up in the 6th.
Tigers 12, Indians 2 – Prof: Nick Castellanos powers the Tigers with 5 RBI in Detroit’s first win of the season over division rival Indians. The team from the Magical Land of Cleve have their 13 home game winning streak broken.
Pirates 7, Cardinals 5 – The red hot Pirates move into second place in the division working a 7 game wining steak. Matt Carpenter left the game with an oblique injury that did not look good. The Best Fans in Baseball™ may be without their All-Star for quite a while.
Mariners 8, Astros 9 – 6 home-runs in this game as the Astros edge out the Mariners in this barn-burner. Houston is edging ever closer to the Rangers now just 6.5 games back. It’s still a long road, but not impossible.
Marlins 2, Mets 4 – Prof: Giancarlo Stanton joins the 200 HR club with two knocks in this game. Jacob deGrom pitched well, going seven innings and allowing only two runs. Scouts: Matt Harvey was placed on the 15 day DL with a case of the hurt feelings. Er..um…I mean “shoulder pain.”
Padres 13, Diamondbacks 6 – The best last place team beat the second worst 4th place team. That’s the kind of insight you just can’t find anywhere else kids.
Rockies 1, Giants 5 – All-Stars Cueto and Posey are the stars of this show.