Prof: Hey, guys. I was a little under the weather last week. Unlike Matt Harvey, I actually really did have a migraine and it drained the life out of me. So my apologies for being AWOL but all of my energies were spent actually doing the work I get paid for, and literally nothing else.
Scouts: As a special gift to our own Histo, I figured I’d class up the joint a little with the following gif from the weekend.
Also, a gust of wind caused a Balk in a minor league game this weekend. Just when you’d thought you saw it all.
Marlins 7, Mets 0 – Prof: HAHAHAHHAHA. HAHAHA. HA. Oh, god. /Ron Burgundy voice/ We are laughing. OK, so we all heard about Matt Harvey, who was supposed to pitch in this game. But obviously, he didn’t. Would it have made a difference? Possibly. But Giancarlo Stanton gives no effs and hit two home runs anyway.
Brewers 6, Pirates 2 – Scouts: Eric Thames just keeps on mashing and mashing. He’s up to 12 now.
Blue Jays 2, Rays 1 – Scouts: Darwin Barney (what a name) jacked a go-ahead dinger in the 8th
Red Sox 17, Twins 6 – Prof: Yikes. Chris Sale struck out ten. Boston had ten runs in the ninth inning. What the everloving heck? Oh, and Sandy Leon hit two homers.
Rangers 3, Mariners 4 – Scouts: The Rangers were in trouble long before Kyle Seager went deep in the 8th as three pitchers combined to walk four batters and give away a 3 run lead in the 7th.
White Sox 0, Orioles 4 – Prof: Baltimore swept Chicago, and Chris Tillman’s season debut was quite the party.
Yankees 5, Cubs 4 F/18 – Scouts: Holy crap! This game took over 6 hours to complete. It featured more than 500 pitches, 15 pitchers, and 48 fucking strike outs. That’s pure lunacy! The game eventually won on some small ball as Aaron Hicks picked up a bunt single and throwing error, sacrifice fly, and finally a fielder’s choice.
Indians 1, Royals 0 – Prof: There was a bee swarm at the K’s upper deck yesterday. That has nothing to do with the way the Royals played, I just wanted to mention it. The Magical Land of Cleve pitched their way out of a jam a few times, and one run was all they needed to get the victory in Kansas City.
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 5 – Scouts: Tyler would like to have a Chatwood gave up just 2 hits over 7 super innings. Mark Reynolds is on a homer tear lately going deep for the 11th time this season.
Cardinals 6, Braves 4 F/14 – Prof: Props to the Braves for taking the Redbirds into extras, especially with this joke of a roster. Atlanta came back in the eighth inning to tie it up – thank you Lord Freddie Freeman – and tried their darnedest to actually win a game in this series. But then Tommy Pham happened. Oh well.
Astros 5, Angels 3 – Scouts: Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis provided the fireworks leading the Astros to their 21st victory of the year. Only the Nationals have the edge in
Tigers 6, Athletics 8 – Prof: Prayer circle for our friend Historio, as K-Fraud has let her down yet again.
Giants 0, Reds 4 – Scouts: Scott Feldman took charge of this one, going the distance giving up just 4 hits and 1 walk while shutting out the Giants.
Nationals 5, Phillies 6 F/10 – Prof: Freddy Galvis was the player of the game for Philadelphia. Two hits, 3 RBI, including the game winner. Captain Caveman Jayson Werth continues to play well in Philly, harkening back to his old days, hitting two homers. (What’s the deal with two homer guys?)
Dodgers, Padres – PPD —