So did anyone pay much attention to Comic-Con this year? The next year is shaping up to be a really amazing one for nerds like myself. Wonder Woman looks promising. Thor was funny. (They really need to release that clip online.) Suicide Squad may not be the dumpster fire it originally appeared to be. Guardians 2, Black Panther, Captain Marvel has a lead. (Holy shit, we have TWO major female leads coming with a possible Black Widow.) Netflix will be releasing Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders. There is a new Justice League. Sherlock season 4 looks to be just as good as the previous seasons, if not better. The next big Marvel TV show could be about insurance adjusters. Sadly The Killing Joke movie that was so highly anticipated appears to be a massive flop, but I guess we can’t have it all. Still there is a whole lot to look forward to. Age of the geek baby. We run the world.
White Sox 1, Cubs 8 – Prof: Addison Russell hits a grand slam to gild the lily on this crosstown matchup. Chapman gets his first action in Cubs pinstripes.
Diamondbacks 8, Brewers 1 – Prof: While a few miles north of Wrigley, the gritty Snakes bite back against Milwaukee. Jimmy Nelson is in a bit of a slump these days. A multitude of errors handcuffed the Brewers before they even started.
A’s 6, Rangers 4 – Kris Davis breaks out of his slump and hit home-run numbers 24 and 25.
Rockies 3, Orioles 1 – Dylan Bundy looked really good, if you throw away the two mistakes that were hit out of the yard by some very good hitters. The O’s offense is in a bit of a lull and hopes to recover against the Rangers who are themselves, in a bit of a lull.
Mariners 1, Pirates 10 – Prof: Gerrit Cole pitches a complete game; one hit, 94 pitches total.
Cardinals 5, Mets 4 – 4 runs on 12 hits does not win you many ball games. St. Louis put two on the board in the top of the 9th to slip past the Mets.
Yankees 1, Astros 4 – A Brian McCann solo homer was the only Yankee offense on the night.
Braves 9, Twins 7 – Prof: The Battle of Who Sucks More continues in Minneapolis, and even two errors couldn’t stop the Braves. Freddie Freeman was a hitting machine – 4 for 4, a homer, a double, and 5 RBI.
Angels 5, Royals 7 – 22 hits and none of them left the yard. This is the part where I dive into some interesting factoid. For example: [Insert interesting factoid]
Phillies 1, Marlins 11 – Prof: The Iron Giant smashes another one to defeat the woeful Phillies.
Nationals 4, Indians 1 – Strasburg recovered from his first loss on the season quite well holding the Indians to 3 hits over 7 innings. The bullpen coughed up the only run.
Padres 8, Blue Jays 4 – Prof: Padres just sent Melvin Upton Jr. to the Blue Jays, but the artist formerly known as BJ couldn’t help his new team defeat his old one. It doesn’t help that Toronto had the struggling R.A. Dickey on the bump.
Tigers 4, Red Sox 3 – Detroit represent! Miggy go boom in the 9th to put an end to any Red Sox thoughts of a comeback.
Rays 3, Dodgers 1 – Maybe the Dodgers should be looking for a bat or two on the trade market.
Reds 2, Giants 1 –The Giants are looking forward to the end of July. They are now 9-11 and clinging onto first place for dear life.