Chris Correa, the one time St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who was convicted of illegally accessing the Astros database was sentenced to 46 months in prison yesterday. Of course, I’m sure he’ll likely only serve half that time, yet it’s still a lot longer of a sentence than I think most anticipated. Correa pled guilty to five founts of unauthorized access of a computer. He basically used an old password to log into the Astros system Ground Control. Now that the criminal case is settled, it’s expected MLB will decide on punishment against the Cardinals, punishment that is expected to include fines, and the loss of draft picks. No word on if the Astro’s IT Director was terminated for not doing his basic fucking job and enforcing even a rudimentary password policy.
Rangers 5, Angels 9 – Texas is in the middle of a bit of a slump at the moment and the division lead is down to 4.5 games.
Mets 1, Cubs 5 – Prof: Jon Lester vs Steven Matz. Sorry, kid, but the vet brought his game today. Little Szczur goes 3-4 in a Chicago victory.
White Sox 3, Mariners 4 – Todd Frazier hit home run number 26. Adam Lind hit a pinch-hit two out, three-run home run in the bottom of the 9th as the Mariners left the Sox stunned. Chris Sale can’t do everything folks.
Orioles 1, Yankees 2 – Prof: A-Rod hits home run #696. How long after he hits #700 before the Yankees let him walk? Discuss among yourselves. On the O’s side, Matt Weiters left the game with an injury to his foot. Uh oh.
Rays 4, Rockies 7 – Trevor Story keeps mashing. 22 in total already.
Astros 4, A’s 7 – Houston misses a good opportunity in this one to gain some ground. Chris Davis with a K hit number 23.
Marlins 3, Phillies 2, F/11 – Prof: El Keed just can’t catch a break. K’s 14 and still gets a no decision.
Twins 0, Tigers 1 – Prof: Justin Upton, hero of the day. His home run was the only run needed to win against the hapless Twins.
Braves 1, Reds 8 – The Reds win the battle of the who gives a fuck.
Indians 3, Royals 7 – Prof: That Magical Land of Cleve, y’all. Mike Napoli is having a career year, while poor Yan Gomes keeps getting injured. Word of caution – never allow me to choose your catcher in my fantasy team, as every backstop I take ends up getting injured every single year. Last year it was Lucroy and Jaso, this year it’s Gomes and Grandal. Anyway, Kansas City has a monster eighth inning to win this game behind Jarrod Dyson’s Grand Slam.
Padres 2, Cardinals 10 – You know balls are flying out of the park when Matt Kemp hit number 19 on the season.