Good morning peeps! (I’m bringing back peeps, deal with it.) Has anyone watched Luke Cage yet? Surprisingly I have not heard a thing about it. Usually when these shows hit people can’t stop talking about it. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it forgettable? What’s the deal? It’s still in my queue, but I’m planning on getting to it soon. I’m still working on finishing a few other series I was in the middle of when it dropped. We had a pretty good day of baseball yesterday. The AL series are all concluded, now we are just waiting for the old timers league to catch up. You have to be patient, they are a little slow, what with their advanced age and all.
Nationals 8, Dodgers 3 – This one was a little close, at 4-3, but in the 9th inning the Nationals decided to finally end any doubt and put away the game for good. Anthony Rendon hit a two run shot to cap off a 4 run 3rd, an inning that chased away Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda. Gio Gonzalez helped the Dodgers keep it close, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 4.1 innings. Washington’s bullpen shut down the Dodgers the rest of the way.
Indians 4, Red Sox 3 – Just a few days ago, the Indians were completely counted out. They had been struggling for months, and suffered a series of injuries that many concluded would spell their doom. Combine that with the red hot Red Sox who were lighting the world on fire, and well this is not how anyone expected this series to go. (And if you say otherwise, you are a fibber.) Coco Crisp hit a two-run home run and Tyler Naquin added a two-run single as Cleveland swept Boston and ended David Ortiz’s career. Boston was able to pull to within one on a Hanley Ramirez single in the 8th, but Xander Bogaerts lined out to end the threat with Ortiz standing on second.
Cubs 5, Giants 6 – With their backs against the wall, facing Jake “The Snake” Arrieta (I think “The Snake” is the required nickname by law for anyone named Jake.) San Francisco took their sweet time to pull out a victory. Joe Panik doubled in Brandon Crawford in the bottom of the 13th. What a wild game this turned out to be. Jake Arrieta attacked first hitting a three-run home run in the second. Then after clawing back into the game the Giants’ Conor Gillaspie smacked a two-run triple in the 8th which helped put the Giants ahead, only to have Kris Bryant tie the game with a two-run home run in the ninth. In a way I’m glad this game was on well past my bed-time because I’m not entirely sure my heart could have handled it!