Prof: A travel or off day for a lot of teams yesterday. I myself had an off day, but not the kind one wishes to have! Here’s hoping that Friday is better for everyone.
Scouts: I started watching that new Netflix show Stranger Things lastnight, and damn I have to say it’s pretty fantastic. It sort of sucks you in and next thing you know, you are 5 episodes deep. Anyone else watching this one? It’s gotten great press, and sort of came out of nowhere.
Braves 3, Rockies 7 – Colorado hit a few moon shots including a 459 foot by Gonzalez and a 484 by Mark Reynolds. Don’t tell me the ball isn’t juiced.
Marlins 9, Phillies 3 – Prof: Miami beats up on Philly. The score might have been worse – the Feesh ended up getting 16 hits on the game. The immortal Ichiro gets another hit on his quest towards 3,000.
Brewers 3, Pirates 5 – Prof: Shiny trade bait Jon Lucroy sat today and the loss of his quality bat (and leadership) showed in this Milwaukee loss. Matt Garza allowed three runs in the first and Pittsburgh never looked back. The struggling Mark Melancon gets the save.
Twins 2, Red Sox 13 – Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, and David Ortiz went 14-19 with 10 runs and nine RBIs. Thanks for nothing Minnesota.
Rays 7, A’s 3 – Sonny Gray did not help his trade value as he got tagged for 7 runs. Tampa has now won 3 games in a row. That’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.
Dodgers 6, Nationals 3 – Prof: Stephen Strasburg gets his first loss of the year, falling to LA at home. Justin Turner goes 2-3, with two home runs and 5 RBI.
Orioles 4, Yankees 1 – The Orioles are one game under .500 when Chris Tillman does not pitch.
Padres 5, Cardinals 6 – Prof: Matt Holliday left the game early because he got smacked in the nose by a ball. According to St. Louis’ twitter account, Holliday did not break anything, but has some general swelling and should not miss any significant time. Scouts: The Padres retired the first 13 batters and still found a way to lose.