Prof: (written at 11:05 pm) I came home, ate a Wawa sandwich, and promptly fell asleep for like two hours. Then woke up, checked a dating app only to be horrified by my available choices, fell asleep for another 30 minutes, then woke up and watched some ASMR videos before writing today’s post. That’s why there was no Snack last night. Sorry, y’all.
Also, yesterday we lost a hilarious comedian and brilliant storyteller in Charlie Murphy. I adored Charlie Murphy. He was funny because he told the best stories. Storyteller comedians are my favorite, and Charlie Murphy was a natural. I’ll leave you with a Charlie Murphy story. RIP, man.
Twins 3, Tigers 5 – Scouts: Don’t look now but the Tigers are 6-2. All 5 runs came in the 4th where Andrew Romine picks up his first career Grand Salami. Michael Fulmer didn’t get off to the best start, but hung in there and eventually picked up the win after going 6.
Mets 5, Phillies 4 – Scouts: So are the Mets going to be a contender in the division, or are they just off to a good start? Cespedes picks up another two RBI’s continuing on his nice little streak.
Brewers 2, Blue Jays 0 – Prof: What’s happening with the Blue Jays? They are currently 1-7 and that is so unlike Toronto, especially within recent memory. Marcus Stroman pitched a complete game for the Jays, which I guess is good (keep the bullpen fresh), but it just makes you wonder about the rest of the team. Are they just rusty for some reason? Is the chemistry off? Are there nagging injuries that we aren’t being told about? Josh Donaldson came back into the lineup as DH but he didn’t really do anything to pump up the volume. As far as Milwaukee goes, Keon Broxton and Jonathan Villar came through for them, and they got a great save from their new closer, Neftali Feliz.
Dodgers 2, Cubs 0 – Prof: Last night was the Cubs’ World Series ring ceremony. Look at this bad boy. Ain’t this something? The team gave out 1,908 rings to players, scouts, various people within the organization (including two created especially for the two people who lived and breathed Cubs baseball and never got to experience it while they were alive – Ernie and Ron. I cried, you guys.). 1908. Get it? Each ring has 108 diamonds in it. 108 – clever. And there’s a damn goat engraved on it. This ring is everything.
Anyway, the game itself was a dud for Chicago. John Lackey gets the loss, and the Dodgers’ brought out Brandon McCarthy as a starter again, which is a good move because he currently holds a 2-0 record. McCarthy went six innings, and only allowed four hits. The only Cub who was able to be fairly decent against him was Anthony Rizzo, who went 2-4.
Rangers 8, Angels 3 – Scouts: Up is down and Down is up as the Rangers win to pull to 3-5 and drop the Angels to 6-3. Mike Trout did Mike Trout things but three dongs from Texas was too much for Hollywood to overcome.
Diamondbacks 2, Giants 6 – Scouts: The loss drops Arizona to 7-3 on the season. I just don’t even.
Braves 5, Marlins 4 – Prof: Strange things are afoot at Marlins Park. First, we had the mysterious cat. Last night, there was a power outage in the middle of the game. Another strange thing was that the Braves actually won a game. Hahaha, I am a terrible fan. But no, the delightful and de-lovely Ender Inciarte hit two home runs, and Freddie Freeman hit a home run of his own. Oh, and Giancarlo Stanton continues to be superhuman and hit his own pair of home runs in the loss.
Athletics 8, Royals 3 – Scouts: Jason Hammel hasn’t gotten off to a great start racking up a 6.52 ERA and 1.97 WHIP on the season.
Rays 4, Yankees 8 – Scouts: The Yankees put up 8 runs from the 5th through the 7th to put away the Rays. Expect a lot of offensive bursts like this one from the Yankees this year. I was telling a friend just the other day who’s a Yankees fan that I think they’ll end up a lot better this year than people think. While we both expect Boston to pretty much run away with the division, I think the Yankees will end up just a game or so behind the O’s.
Padres 6, Rockies 0 – Prof: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Nolan Arenado missed a bare handed catch? Things were bleak for Colorado. The only person who was effective against San Diego was Charlie Blackmon, a man who desperately needs to shave or risk looking like a friendlier Jayson Werth. Oh, and the first inning was key for the Pads – an RBI double, an RBI single, and a two run homer were coughed up by the Rox’ Kyle Freeland. Rough.
Cardinals 6, Nationals 1 – Prof: Hey, welcome back Stephen Piscotty! He returned to the St. Louis lineup to smash a homer and bring 5 RBI to the party as the Cards got a must-win game to avoid the sweep. Max Scherzer gets the loss, and while he only gave up one earned run, the defending Cy Young award winner threw three wild pitches in the six innings that he pitched. The replacement replacement shortstop for the Nats, Wilmer Difo, had a costly error. Boy, I bet they are missing Trea Turner (I always call him “Treat Earner” lol why) and Stephen Drew right about now.
White Sox 2, Indians 1 – Scouts: Derek Holland gave up just 1 hit over 6 innings. Matt Davidson picked up two RBI off a single and that’s about all I can say about this game.
Astros 10, Mariners 5 – Scouts: Seattle blew a 5-0 lead by giving up 10 unanswered runs as the bullpen had a bit of a meltdown. Josh Reddick and Carlos Beltran had 5 RBI total.
Reds 9, Pirates 2 – Prof: Cincinnati has the best names in baseball. Of course, there’s my boy Scooter Gennett, but they also have a rookie named, appropriately enough, Rookie Davis. OK, his name really isn’t Rookie, just as Scooter’s is actually Ryan. He didn’t actually play because he’s on the DL, but I just wanted to talk about how great his name is (and he’s adorable for a super young kid. Rookie, I mean. Scoots is already my small child). ANYWAY. The Reds got all of these runs without hitting a homer all night.
Orioles 12, Red Sox 5 – Scouts: My mother asked me the other day how a guy like Trey Mancini could possibly make it all the way to the pros without a defensive position. Mancini who in the Orioles top 5 prospects has been learning how to play Right Field since his natural position of first is blocked by Chris Davis. I said just wait until you see this guy hit and you’ll understand. (Watch how fast he gets his hands through the zone on the second HR.) Mancini hit two of the Oriole’s 5 home-runs in this game as the O’s offense broke out against the Sox. Ubaldo Jimrnez tried his best to blow a 9-0 lead, but the lead was too great.