Prof: I want to say thanks to Scout for doing the score posts this weekend. This weekend I didn’t feel so great, I took a lot of naps and spent the rest of the time down in my basement throwing out a bunch of crap preparing for my upcoming move. So, thank you, Scout. I appreciate it. Anyway, we’re back in the swing of things with daily recaps! Let’s see what went down around the league yesterday.
Brewers 0, Reds 1 – Prof: Fresh from being called back up from Triple-A, unexpected Milwaukee star Zach Davies pitched extremely well, but the Reds win in dramatic fashion with a walk off passed ball.
Royals 2, Tigers 4 – Yodano Ventura allowed two runs on a balk and a wild pitch. Then Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Try typing that 10 times fast) ended it with a 2 run walk-off home-run.
Rockies 0, Braves 1 – Prof: Another walk off, this time the hero of the game was Chase d’Arnaud, who had performed with his band on the grass at Turner Field less than 12 hours before. Colorado brings in Trevor Story…to bunt?
Indians 6, Twins 1 – Tomlin threw 7 2/3 innings of 6 hit, 1 run ball.
Rangers 4, Cubs 1 – Prof: Cole Hamels is flirting with Cy Young nominations this year, and this excellent pitching performance only helps his cause. He’s as good as he is handsome, and that’s saying something.
Orioles 2, Rays 5 – Bundy’s starting debut did not go as well as I had hoped. He threw relatively well, but the Rays kept hitting good pitches out of the ballpark.
Pirates 2, Nationals 1 F/18 – Prof: 18 innings! 17 pitchers! 5 hours and 48 minutes worth of baseball in this marathon affair. Daniel Murphy is the person to blame; he hit a home run with two outs, two strikes in the ninth inning. However, in the 18th, Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte decided he had enough of the game and hit his own homer. Talk about selling the drama.
Dodgers 5, D’backs 6 – Prof: Jake Lamb hits his 21st homer of the season to put away division rival Los Angeles.
Marlins 6, Cardinals 3 – After picking up three hits, Ichiro Suzuki is just 6 hits shy of 3,000.
White Sox 1, Angels 8 – Albert Pujols hit two home runs in this one.
Mets 5, Phillies 0 – Prof: Jacob deGrom was on point, allowing only one hit in a dominating performance against the always hated rival Philadelphia.
Blue Jays 5, A’s 3 – Highly discussed trade bait Rich Hill, left during the first batter after aggravating a blister on his finger.
Astros 8, Mariners 1 – Prof: Carlos Gomez hits a grand slam to ensure a Houston win. Jose Altuve is, of course, still very good at baseball – 4-5, with a home run and 3 RBI on the day.
Giants 3, Padres 5 – The Giants kicked off the second half by getting swept by the Padres. Lucky for them the Dodgers failed to capitalize.
Red Sox 1, Yankees 3 – Prof: New York avoids a Boston sweep with this solid performance from Tanaka. Chapman gets the save, which just ups the price for him come trade time.