Prof: Happy Friday!!! It couldn’t come too soon for me. I’m sure Scout feels the same. This has been kind of a throwback week for us, so let’s finish out the week with more of our favorite older songs.
Pirates 3, Brewers 2 F/10 – Prof: Andrew McCutchen gives the Pirates the win in extra innings with an RBI single, bringing home John Jaso. He also hit a homer run in the first inning.
Tigers 8, Twins 5 – Prof: V-Mart goes 3-4 with 2 RBI and 2 doubles. My fellow Razorback James McCann went 4-5 with a home run, driving in three. Like my Pa would have said, WOO! PIG! SOOIE!
Mets 10, Cardinals 6 – Prof: What a sad world we live in, when Adam Wainwright is no longer a guaranteed win. As much as I genuinely hate the Cardinals, this makes me really sad. All apologies to Paper Lions for my Cards hate, but it’s like me not liking cilantro. It’s genetically hardwired into me. Cilantro tastes like soap, rooting for St. Louis tastes also like soap. For New York, Alejandro had himself a night, going 2-4 with a 3 run RBI homer.
Red Sox 1, Rays 2 – Drew Pomeranz gave up just 2 runs over 6 innings with 11 strike outs, but it wasn’t enough to beat Jake Odorizzi’s 5 hits and 1 run over 7.
Orioles 0, Nationals 4 – Max Scherzer, who had the kind of night where he didn’t even have to look at the fucking ball, shut down the Orioles to 2 hits over 8 innings. Ubaldo Jimenez actually didn’t suck for once giving up just a solo HR over 6. Maybe he should stay in the NL.
Angels 6, Blue Jays 3 – Prof: Mike Trout continues to be otherworldly. Are we sure he’s a human being and not a deity sent to earth to play baseball? 3-4 with 4 RBI. Midnight Snack Karaoke favorite Jered Weaver gets the win and my Cy Young finalist J.A. Happ gets the loss. It’s ok, Happer. Trout happens.
Royals 5, Marlins 2 – The Royals are now 17-6 in August and someone better step up and stop them or it’s going to be another insufferable off-season.
Indians 0, Rangers 9 – Prof: Carlos Gomez played his debut game for Texas, hitting a home run at his first at-bat in a Rangers’ uniform. Jonathan Lucroy, his former Brewers teammate, also played yesterday, but did not have nearly as successful a game, with a passed ball. Cole Hamels had another stellar performance, going eight innings and allowing only two hits all night. So, AL Cy Young nominees, who ya got? I got the aforementioned J.A. Happ, Cole Hamels, and Corey Kluber.
Mariners 6, White Sox 7 – Prof: THE TODDFATHER. Todd Frazier gets the walk off to win the game for the new citizens of Guaranteed Rate Field. Adam Eaton wasn’t too shabby, either, going 3-4.
Braves 3, D’backs 1 – Matt Wisler who was promoted from AAA had a no-hitter broken up in the 7th by Paul Goldschmidt. Wisler finished with 1 run and 2 hits in 8 innings.
Giants 4, Dodgers 0 – Matt Moore got his first Giants win and all it took was having a no-hitter broken up with two outs in the 9th by Corey Seager who’s friggen bobble-head was given away during the game.