Prof: Hi everybody! I’d like to thank Scout for picking up the slack for me yesterday. I really appreciate it. I’d also like to say thanks for the excellent choice in music yesterday. Now it’s my turn. I hope you all enjoy my favorite band.
Giants 4, Phillies 5 – Giants continue to struggle, blowing a 4 run lead losing on a Maikel Franco walk-off single in the 12th.
Mets 5, Yankees 9 – Prof: Mark Teixiera hit a three run homer. Yeah, that happened. Neil Walker played brilliantly in a losing effort – 4-5, with a home run of his own plus an RBI.
Scouts: The Yankees and Mets got into it a little bit after Teixiera was hit by a pitch following his HR, and then was accused of stealing signs while on Second Base and then continued while he was at Third Base. (I really loved how both of the bullpens came out to the outfield grass and stood on a line trying to look like tough guys.)
Rangers 2, Orioles 3 – The Orioles got a glimpse of the future with back to back amazing starts first by Bundy, and now by Gausman holding the Rangers to 2 runs over 7 innings. Zach Britton now holds the record for consecutive saves to start a season by a lefty at 33.
Twins 13 , Indians 5 – Prof: I think the baseball furies are angry with the Magical Land of Cleve. I blame this:
Minnesota has the last laugh, though. Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier attack at the plate, while Terry Francona gets thrown out of the game.
Pirates 4, Braves 8 – Pittsburgh blew a 4 run first inning lead to the Braves who scored in 6 consecutive innings.
White Sox 1, Tigers 2 – It’s a good time to be a Tigers fan as they just can’t seem to lose. J.D. Martinez hits the first pitch he sees off the DL for a game winning HR. If the season ended today, the Tigers would be in the playoffs as they bounced the Red Sox out of the last wild card spot.
Royals 0, Rays 12 – Prof: Holy cats. Did y’all realize that the Royals have a really terrible away record? With this loss, Kansas City is now 19-37 on the road. Let’s not take away from Tampa Bay, though; Jake Odorizzi did yeoman’s work, and Steven Souza Jr. went 3-5 with a home run.
Athletics 6, Angels 8 – Albert Pujols hit a 2 run walk-off home run.
Red Sox 1, Mariners 3 – Boston has now lost 7 of their last 10 and dropped out of the last playoff spot.
Blue Jays 3, Astros 1 – Prof: Marco Estrada continues to be solid for Toronto. (The Brewers probably wish they had him back, but to be honest, he pitches better in Toronto than he ever did in Milwaukee.) Seven innings, only one earned run. Josh Donaldson went 2-4.
Dodgers 2, Rockies 12 – Colorado pounds L. A. for the second strait night, as Dodger pitching gave up 5 in the first, 4 in the 5th, and 3 in the 6th. Carlos Gonzalez homered twice, Areanado hit his 27th and Mark Reynolds who has been on fire recently hit his 12th.
Marlins 4, Cubs 5 – Prof: The Marlins were in the driver’s seat until a crazy ninth inning, when the Cubs decided that they actually wanted to win a game. Bottom of the ninth, the boys in blue pinstripes rallied to get three runs, the final winning run scored by Little Szczur, coming off a wild A.J. Ramos pitch.
Nationals 8, D’backs 3 – The Nats put up 4 in the 9th to eliminate any thoughts of a last second Arizona comeback.
Cardinals 5, Reds 4 – Prof: Piscotty delivers when he needs to, connecting a home run that ended up winning the game.
Brewers 3, Padres 12 – Prof: Oh, Brewers. A bloop, a bloop, a blip, a bloop, a wham, and a bloop and they would have be right in it. Nope, sorry, I missed some bloops. Edwin Jackson – yes, you read that correctly – pitched seven scoreless innings for San Diego.