Hey gang, I’m a little under the weather today, so it’ll be an abbreviated post. Expect a return to normal tomorrow. I remember when I was a kid and had to stay home from school I used to watch the Price is Right with my soup. What was your sick day ritual?
Twins 6, Blue Jays 9. Prof: Josh Donaldson hit three home runs in this game. He went 3-4, with 4 RBI. Troy Tulowitzki went 2-4 and his a home run of his own.
Phillies 5, Mets 1
Pirates 3, Brewers 1
Indians 1, Rangers 2. Prof: Dutchie gets the win?!? I mean… Derek Holland actually pitched very well, going six innings, allowing only four hits and one run. Texas squeaked by with RBIs from Ian Desmond and Jonathan Lucroy, while Carlos Gomez, playing left field, saved a run or two with an outstanding catch.
Braves 4, Giants 13. Prof: Joe Panik homered twice and MadBum did just enough to defeat Atlanta and give San Francisco a much needed win. Ender Inciarte hit a double and a triple, and Freddie Freeman continues to play well for a team that continually lets him down. I think this year’s theme song for old Freddie is “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” by Freddy Fender.
Cubs 0, Dodgers 1. Prof: This game’s only run was scored off of a fielder’s choice. Jon Lester pitched well into seven innings but the Dodgers took advantage of mental mistakes and Trevor Cahill. In other LA news, the Dodgers have put Puig on trade waivers. Get your popcorn ready.
Orioles 5, Yankees 0
Angels 5, Tigers 0
Padres 3, Marlins 1
Rockies 5, Nationals 3. Prof: Nolan Arenado is something else, folks. He went 4-4, including a home run. A lot of people bring up the fact that he gets a lot of cushion in his stats due to his home field being Coors Field, but this was in Washington DC, not Denver. Don’t discount that he can flat out smash.
Mariners 1, White Sox 4
Rays 10, Astros 4. Prof: Tampa Bay gave Chris Archer much needed run support, scoring five in the eighth inning alone to defeat Doug Fister and his Houston teammates.
Athletics 7, Cardinals 4
Reds 2, Diamondbacks 11
Royals 10, Red Sox 4. Prof: A huge sixth inning – eight runs in all – gave KC the win. Have you heard of the Rally Mantis? Seems that Kansas City has been playing much better ball since a green creepy-crawly showed up in their dugout. The first one escaped, but fear not. They have another one, and his name is Rally Mantis Junior.