Prof: Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have plans for the weekend? I’ve had a rough week, so I’m hoping to just chill a little bit. Starting the chill part of the weekend off with my song selection. Hope you enjoy.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 6 – Prof: There’s an old song whose lyrics are, “some days are diamonds, some days are stones.” Kirk Nieuwenhuis is the definition of this for Milwaukee. Wednesday, Captain Kirk had three errors on the night. Last night, he hit a home run that helped extend the Brew Crew’s lead.
Orioles 2, Twins 6 – Surprisingly, Ubaldo pitched well enough to win, however the bullpen coughed up most of the runs in this one. The O’s offense is apparently on vacation.
Phillies 7, Braves 5 – Prof: Matt Wisler was immediately sent down after this game. I would say maybe it’s harsh, but he’s regressing, and there’s no reason to keep someone who is openly struggling on the big league team when most of the good players are in Gwinnett anyway.
Royals 2, Rangers 3 – Cole Hamels is 12-2 with a 2.84 and no one is talking about it. Mitch Moreland hit two homers and Roughened Odor hit one, so with three runs scored that means something mathematical. Science is hard.
White Sox 1, Cubs 3 – Prof: Cubs sweep the Wrigley Field part of the Crosstown Rivalry series. Chris Sale returns from suspension, but gets the loss.
Red Sox 1, Angels 2 – LA scored two in the 9th because they are a pal. Also because Hanley Ramirez threw the ball away. Boston has lost 4 consecutive games, which is pretty bad timing considering the Orioles have lost 3.
Nationals 4, Giants 2 – August cannot come soon enough for the Giants as their slump continues against the Nats. The Nats did their best to giftwrap the Giants a victory in the 9th, loading the bases with 1 out, but the Giants couldn’t get the job done.
Rockies 2, Mets 1 – Prof: Apparently pundits were saying that Colorado was playing tired at the beginning of the game, and perhaps that was so. Jacob deGrom looked to get another well deserved win. However, New York closer Familia breaks down on the mound again, delivering a wild pitch that wins the game for the team with a weird purple dinosaur as their mascot.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 4 – Jose Fernandez gave up a few early and the Marlins never recovered. Ichiro needs just two more hits.