I finally got a chance to see the new Star Trek movie a few days ago, and I have to say, it may have taken them three movies, but they finally got one right. Trek was always a different beast from your typical space exploration show. It was not about the phasers or the light sabers, or the missiles or the action. It was about surviving by being better than your opponent. It was about diplomacy, and about thinking your way out of trouble. The first two movies didn’t really get that, instead focusing on the action sequences. I still prefer my TNG above all, but it was nice to see they didn’t completely blow this one.
Giants 8, Phillies 13 – The Phillies put up 5 runs in the 8th to take a commanding lead in this real pitchers duel of a match-up. Mad Bum gave up 10 hits and 8 runs, 4 earned over 5 innings. Yikes. Bob Davidson decided to eject a fan for informing him how much he sucked.
Rangers 1, Orioles 5 – Dylan Bundy pitched like the ace he was drafted to be, going 7 innings in under 90 pitches giving up just 1 hit and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. This is coming off his previous start where he was perfect through 6. Darvish pitched really well, but the O’s potent offense woke up and got to him.
White Sox 5, Tigers 11 – The Tigers are suddenly on fire, looking to be a team to be reckoned with. Avisail Garcia hit home runs numbers 7 and 8 in the loss. Cabrera hit a home run in what feels like his 15th consecutive game. Detroit has won 7 in a row.
Royals 3, Rays 2 – Salvador Perez hit a 2 run hr in the 7th to put the Royals up for good.
Twins 10, Indians 6 – 4 in the third and 4 in the fourth was enough for the Twins. The extra 2 in the 9th was just a bonus. Cleveland has cooled off big time since the break and is now just 3 ahead of the Tigers.
Yankees 1, Mets 7 – deGrom gave up 4 hits in 7 innings and shut down the Yankees who have already started talking about calling up some of the prospects they just traded for.
Pirates 5, Braves 3 – Matt Kemp left 5 on base and went 0-4 in his Braves debut. Pirates scored 4 in the 6th.
Cardinals 5, Reds 7 – Cardinals fans getting pretty nasty with Mike Matheny after the game after every move he made backfired on him. Joey Votto gets a little out of line with a fan. (Even if it was funny.) Joey, I don’t care if he’s a Reds fan, you came into HIS area and all he did was stand there trying to make a catch. And then you put your hands on him. If he did the same to you, he would have been ejected and maybe arrested. Good thing you decided to make it right with a signed apology. We all make mistakes. Owning up to it is part of being an adult.
Marlins 2, Cubs 3 – Meanwhile Joe Maddon’s every move seems to work out well for him. Sometimes it’s skill, sometimes it’s luck.
Blue Jays 2, Astros 1 – R.A. Dickey held the Astros to just 1 run over 7 while the Jays got solo’s from Bautista and Encarnacion.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 7 – The big news out of Colorado is the front runner for NL Rookie of the Year, Trevor Story will be out for the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his left thumb.
Nationals 10, D’Backs 4 – Wilson Ramos and Chris Heisey hit back to back homers in the 5th and Worth added a solo in the 7th as the Nats took apart Arizona.
Athletics 4, Angels 5 – Kris Davis hit his 27th of the year as the Angles hold off a late rally by the A’s.
Red Sox 4, Mariners 5 – Seattle put up all 5 runs in the 8th as the Sox blew another one. Newly acquired Abad picks up the loss, but it was Price that gave up the first 4 in the 8th.
Brewers 3, Padres 2 – Ryan Braun (remember him?) hit his 15th.