Prof: Hey, peeps! Today’s musical selections are country songs I grew up on. This first selection in particular is an all time favorite. I had the cassette tape and literally wore that sucker out in high school. If I were a closer, this would be my walk-out music.
Marlins 5, Phillies 4 – Miami rallies for 3 runs in the 8th to keep their playoff dreams alive for at least another day.
Cardinals 3, Giants 0 – The shutout brings St. Louis within 1 game of the final wild card spot.
Astros 3, Mariners 7 – A 4 run forth was the bid difference in this game. Seth Smith hit a pair of home runs totaling 4 RBI on the day.
Twins 2, Mets 3 – Prof: Robbie Grossman has been a breath of fresh air for Minnesota. The rookie left fielder went 4-4 in this loss. Mets rookie T.J. Rivera hit a home run as well.
Nationals 2, Braves 6 F/7 – Prof: This game was called on account of rain. New daddy Freddie Freeman went 2-3 with an RBI double, as did Dansby Swanson.
Brewers 3, Cubs 1 – Prof: Fun fact – the Brewers are the first team to sweep Chicago at home since the All Star Break! Chris Carter was particularly killer to the Cubs; on Saturday he hit a MONSTER grand slam, and yesterday his only hit was a home run. All he does is mash.
A’s 5, Rangers 2 – Prof: Did anyone ever think that Khris Davis was going to be a run generating monster this year? He hit two home runs and drove in 3 in this Oakland win. Davis has 40 homers for the season! So many home runs this year across the board. Makes you wonder…
Pirates 4, Reds 7 – Joey Votto went 4-4 with a walk and a solo home run and Scott Schebler went 3-4 as Ian Nova lasted just 3 innings giving up 10 hits and 5 runs.
Rays 1, Orioles 2 – Prof: Mark Trumbo hit another homer, and the earth goes around the sun. Manny Machado hit one, too. These two homers were all Baltimore needed to defeat Tampa Bay.
Tigers 9, Indians 5 – Prof: Justin Upton did some work, mashing a 451-foot homer. The team from the Magical Land of Cleve are (literally) falling apart. Ace Cookie Carrasco is injured, and Trevor Bauer hit three Detroit players before being pulled from the game.
Padres 3, Rockies 6 – Colorado took the game due to a 5-run 4th inning that included a Mark Reynolds two-run home run.
White Sox 3, Royals 10 – Kendrys Morales went 3-5 with 4 RBI including a 2-run home run in the 6th as the Royals demolish the White Sox.
Blue Jays 0, Angels 4 – Prof: What happened to Marcus Stroman? At the beginning of the year he was very fine, and it seems that every time I notice he’s pitching these days, he’s out here stinking the place up. Why is that? I don’t follow a lot of AL teams so I don’t have a lot of knowledge on what’s going on with him. Oh, and Mike Trout continues to be a GOAT.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 5 – Prof: The Yankees started out hot, and then Boston came back at them. New York was leading into the fifth, when Hanley Ramirez hit a three run homer to start the rally. Ramirez also put the Red Sox over the top with a homer in the seventh inning as well.
Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 10 F/12 – Prof: Buncha hits in this one. Los Angeles hit ten, Arizona hit 16. The MVP of this game was Brandon Drury, who went 4-5, had a homer, and whose walk-off single won the game!