Prof: Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I went to see the new Star Trek movie. As a lifelong, unapologetic Trekkie, I had seriously low expectations for this most recent offering. Imagine my surprise when I actually left the theatre having enjoyed it. Small touches here and there, engaging new characters, and a breakout performance by the late Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov. All in all, the best of the new Trek films, and a solid addition to the overall Trek universe. I give it a 7/10.
Phillies 4, Pirates 5 – Adam Frazier hit his first career homerun! Congrats kid!
Angels 2, Astros 13 – Prof: Holy cats, what a whipping! Jose Altuve, the only player that is almost as short as I am, went 3-5, hitting two homers with 6 RBI. He’s unstoppable!
Twins 7, Red Sox 8 – Minnesota tried real hard, but couldn’t complete the sweep. Boston homered three times in the win.
Cubs 6, Brewers 5 – Prof: Cubs come back in the seventh to defeat Milwaukee. Two errors charged to the Brew Crew didn’t help matters.
Mariners 0, Blue Jays 2 – Encarnacion hit number 27 as Happ and the Jays shut down the Mariners to on single and 5 total base runners.
Indians 3, Orioles 5 – Prof: Baltimore continues to dig on home cooking, sweeping Cleveland. Nolan Reimold, pinch hitting, smacks a two run walk-off homer to seal the deal. And welcome back Darren O’Day! Scouts: Baltimore now has the best record in the AL, third in MLB.
Diamondbacks 9, Reds 8 – Arizona’s 4 homers powered this victory, including two by Yasmany Tomas.
Padres 10, Nationals 6 – Prof: Our site mascot strikes again, blowing this game for Washington. Oh, there’s not much more I love to see than a giant L next to the name J. Papelbon. Does that make me petty? Possibly. Does this also make me a prime candidate as an accidental Philadelphia fan, finding eternal joy in hating Papelbon? Probably.
Rangers 2, Royals 1 – 18 Hits but just 3 runs in this one as Texas eeks out a series win.
Mets 3, Marlins 0 – Prof: On a day when Mets hero Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame, New York comes up big with a quality win against a division rival. Michael Conforto gets it done in the batter’s box and in the field.
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 6 – Kazmir wins his 9th as the Dodgers move to just three back of the Giants.
Braves 2, Rockies 7 – Both Arenado and Story homer in this one as Colorado prepares to come to Baltimore. Should be fun for home run fans.
Tigers 3, White Sox 4 (game one) – The Tigers rallied to tie the game in the 8th before the game was suspended due to rain on Saturday. It was a different story on Sunday as Adam Eaton hit a walk-off single.
Tigers 4, White Sox 5 (game two) – Prof: One game was a continuation of yesterday’s rain delayed one, and the other was scheduled for today. David Robertson gets the win in both. That’s cool. In other news, Chris Sale is suspended for five games.
Giants 2, Yankees 5 – San Francisco has lost 7 of their last 10, and is hoping that a visit to Cincinnati can help right the ship. The Yankees are about to make a profit off the back of domestic violence. You should feel very proud of your self Brian Cashman.
Rays 2, A’s 3 – Three of the game’s 5 runs were scored in the 8th inning. Billy Butler saved the day with a home run.