Sorry for the late post, my dog apparently likes to eat her treats as if she has been stranded on a deserted island and hasn’t seen food in a month. Occasionally this will cause her to get sick, which she did last night, which caused me to be late for work, and well chain reactions and so on and so forth. You’ll be happy to know my puppy is doing all right, and even managed to wipe her mouth on the curtains.
Today I’d like to do things a little differently, and pose a question for you all. Do you all enjoy our little opening paragraphs where we go off topic a bit and try to start a conversation outside of baseball? Is it interesting/amusing/valued? Or should we do everyone a favor and cut the chatter and get right down to the scores? Give me your input!
Nationals 8, Braves 2 – This was actually a pretty close game until the Nats opened up for 5 runs in the 8th. Nice to see a Nats starting pitcher last longer than 4 innings.
Brewers 6, Cubs 9 – Prof: Another day, another butt kicking in Chicago. Kris Bryant is a boss. 5-5, two homers, 5 RBI. Just another day for the wunderkind.
Dodgers 4, Phillies 5 – Maikel Franco hit the go ahead two run home run in the 7th. It looks like it’s going to go down to the wire as neither the Dodgers or Giants seem to be able to pull away with this one.
Twins 1, Royals 8 – Prof: Alex Gordon only went 1-4, but that one was more than enough. A grand slam in the fourth to put Kansas City over the top.
Mariners 4, Angels 6 – LA broke this one open in the 8th with a 3 run inning. Cano, Zunino, and Cruz all hit home runs in the loss.
Astros 5, Orioles 13 – After getting smacked around the past two nights by the Red Sox, the Orioles do a little smacking around of their own. Both J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis went deep twice. The O’s also got home runs out of Mark Trumbo and Manny Machado. Kevin Gausman received more run support in tonight’s game than he has all season long. Combined. (Okay, maybe not really but it really feels that way and probably isn’t that far off.)
Diamondbacks 8, Padres 9 – 26 hits and 0 pitching in this game.
Mets 7, Giants 10 – Bumgarner pitched well enough to win and helped himself out with his 3rd home run of the year.
Red Sox 3, Tigers 4 – Detroit doing the AL East a solid. After giving up 2 in the 8th and falling behind, the Tigers rallied for 3 in the bottom of the frame to walk away with this one. (The Tigers winning run came off a bases loaded walk, so you can see how hilarious my joke there was.)
White Sox 4, Indians 5 – Prof: Tyler Naquin smacked a sac fly in the ninth. Hey everybody! It’s a walk off!
Marlins 4, Reds 5 – Too little too late for the Marlins who fell behind 5-0 after the third and wasn’t able to clime back in it. Ozuna homered for the third time in the last four games.