I hope everyone is enjoying a Monday off! Or at least I hope you have a Monday off. Scout does, so I am extending the “Weekend Express” post to today as well to give him an extra day of not having to go in and post the links and stuff. It’s the least I can do since I haven’t posted a Snack in a week. Also, I’m posting a variety of music today, hope you enjoy it! Feel free to post any tunes you wanna share with us.
I got the last of the deviled egg potato salad at my favorite deli, so I’m excited about that. But I’m also nearly out of boxes for packing, so that sucks.
But of course, everything in life is good and bad, and we have to take it as it comes. For some of these teams, there was some good, and some bad as well. Let’s take a look at yesterday’s scores, shall we?
Brewers 10, Pirates 0. What the hell? Milwaukee decided that being up five by the ninth inning just wasn’t enough. No, they had to embarrass the heck out of their hosts by hitting five more in the ninth! Jonathan Villar smashed a grand slam to basically say “Eff you” to the Bucs.
Padres 4, Dodgers 7
D’backs 8, Rockies 5
Braves 2, Phillies 0. Matt Kemp might not have been the greatest pickup for the Dodgers, and I might have been confused when Atlanta snagged him, but you can’t deny that he’s been a man on fire since he landed in the Dirty South. I’d like to say that it’s because he’s palling around with the force of nature that is my boy Freddie Freeman (2-3, HR and triple) but it’s really because he’s decided to buckled down. Kemp went 2-4 with a home run today, by the way.
Astros 7, Rangers 6. I always, always, type “Astors” instead of Astros. Like John Jacob Astor and his progeny are suiting up for some vampire baseball ala Twilight. Anyway, the ‘Stros get theirs against the hottest team in the AL right now. Rougned Odor went 3-5 with a home run and 3 RBI in the loss.
Cardinals 5, Reds 2
Blue Jays 5, Rays 3
Yankees 5, Orioles 2
White Sox 13, Twins 11 F/12. This was a slugfest, no two ways about it. Chicago hit 16 and Minnesota 18 (!!!), but the Twins also had 3 errors. Oh, mercy. Did any of our Twins friends watch the game live? I get blacked out.
Giants 2, Cubs 3 F/13. Now, this one wasn’t as much of a hit and run derby, but this was hard fought for sure. Jason Heyward hits the walk off single to Fly The W.
Marlins 5, Indians 6. Another hit parade. Feesh hits 11, the boys from the Magical Land of Cleve hit 10. And they kept it close, too. Ever wonder why I say that, “Magical Land of Cleve”? Well…
Red Sox 0, Athletics 1
Nationals 1, Mets 5
Angels 4, Mariners 2
Tigers 6, Royals 5
Finally, this is my favorite mashup video of all time. If you ever really know what I’m all about, this video is it. It’s modern and vintage and very cool. I’m not very cool, but everything else is spot on. The music is Daft Punk’s “One More Time” and the visuals are the incredible Nicholas Brothers doing the BEST DANCE SEQUENCE EVER, from Cab Calloway’s “Jumpin’ Jive”.