Prof: Hello, everyone! I’m mixing up the music a little bit today and playing some of my favorite instrumentals from the 1960s! I am a huge fan of these kind of songs and wish that they played more stuff like this on today’s radio. The closest we get to this are crossover EDM hits, but sometimes even those have vocals. However, none of them sound nearly as good as Booker T and the MGs. Do you have any favorite songs in this genre? Leave them in the comments below. Chances are I’ve heard them, but you never know…
Rockies 2, Brewers 4 – Jimmy Nelson gave up 2 runs and 7 hits over 6 innings. Yup, that’s the best I can do for this game. It was that damn boring.
Braves 8, Diamondbacks 9 – Prof: Freddie Freeman tried, bless him, but he can’t do it all himself. 3-4, with two home runs. The other stellar first baseman in this game, Paul Goldschmidt, got the win for the Dbacks with a walk off home run. (He, too, went 3-4.)
Cubs 5, Padres 1 – The Cubs got home runs out of Russell, Bryant, and Heyward as they easily dispatched the hapless Padres.
Yankees 5, Mariners 7 – Lot of balls left the yard in this one. Both Sanchez and Castro hit two each for the Yankees while Seager, Zunino, and Cruz hit one for the Mariners.
Indians 1, Athletics 0 – A Carlos Santana solo homer is the only notable thing about this game.
Nationals 3, Orioles 4 – Prof: TRUMBO!!! Did you know that Mark Trumbo’s last seven hits have all been home runs? It’s true! It’s feast or famine for this guy, but it’s all good. Also, Zach Britton has now gotten his 40th consecutive save, and has gone 43 straight appearances on the mound without allowing an earned run! Holy cats! Scouts: This game was decided in part by an error by Harper that was ruled a double, and a big base-running blunder by Murphy. Cole pitched well in the spot start.
Dodgers 18, Reds 9 – Prof: Goodness, the Reds stunk today. Take a gander at this – four runs in the first. Two in the third. Six in the fifth!? Lord have mercy. You can’t put this all on Homer Bailey, either, who left after two innings. I mean, I know technically he gets the loss, but the joker who gave up six in the fifth should be wearing the giant L of shame, not Bailey. Adrian Gonzalez hit THREE home runs, driving in 8. Corey Seager and Chase Utley also had themselves a day.
Astros 3, Pirates 1 – Doug Fister gave up just 3 hits over 7 innings.
Red Sox 6, Rays 2 – Prof: David Price gets the win against his old team. Eight innings of shutout pitching. Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI.