Prof: Hey fam. I forgot to update the weekend scores again. And I forgot to mention that the Cardinals traded Matt Adams to the Braves for a minor league prospect that is so far down the list KLaw didn’t even have him in his top 30. Coppy strikes again! I’ve been off my game, folks. I’m very sorry. However, I may or may not have a date this evening. We’ll see if it happens. I hope so; he’s a very cute young man.
Brewers 6, Cubs 13 – Prof: Have yourself a DAY, Cubbies. All of my faves went out and did their thing – Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist both hit home runs, and Kris Bryant hit two homers while going three for three and being hit by a pitch twice. Nice to see the North Side offense getting back to form. Brew Crew dragon slayer Eric Thames went 0-3 and left the game early due to a leg cramp.
Rangers 5, Tigers 2 – Scouts: After having their winning streak snapped, Texas got right back into it as Detroit was unable to break through the jams Yu Darvish created.
Rockies 6, Reds 4 – Scouts: Kyle Freeland not only pitched 5.2 strong innings, but also doubled and homered. Bronson Arroyo gave up 4 dingers in the loss.
Angels 12, Mets 5 – Prof: Holy cats, y’all. When the woebegotten Angels whip up on you, then times are sad. The Angels of Los Angeles of Anaheim of California of Earth of The Milky Way hit FIVE runs off the Mets in the first inning alone. Please let that since in. Then they hit three in the second! What the heck? Mike Trout went 2-3, hitting another home run (yawn) and powering in three RBI total (yawn). CJ Cron hit a grand slam. Poor ol’ Michael Conforto did his best but New York was lost without a map.
Yankees 3, Rays 2 – Prof: The Bronx Bombers avoid being swept by the Florida Sea Creatures…I mean, the Tampa Bay Rays. Brett Gardner hit a home run and Aaron Judge had a Sportscenter Top Ten worthy catch.
Blue Jays 3, Orioles 1 – Scouts: The first inning was extended due to an error. The next pitch went boom courtesy of Devon Travis, and that was the ballgame.
Nationals 3, Braves 2 – Scouts: 19 K’s by starting pitchers in this one. Stras almost blew it, but Koda Glover came in for the save.
Phillies 0, Pirates 1 – Prof: Rough game all around for these two teams. The winning run came from a bases loaded hit by pitch. Poor David Freese.
Indians 8, Astros 6 – Prof: Yan Gomes hit a home run that went a Brazilian feet. Waa waa waaaaa. I’ll be here all week, folks. Tip your waitresses. No, seriously. the Tribe backstop hit a monster home run and drove in five RBI to definitely be the Magic Man for the Magical Land of Cleve. Jose Altuve reminded everyone whose house they were in, though, with a two run homer of his own.
Royals 6, Twins 4 (Game 1); Royals 4, Twins 8 (Game 2) – Prof: In game one of this weather-related doubleheader, former Braves great Mike Minor got his first win since 2014! Way to go, MM! Now, of course, his win was in relief, since he’s now a bullpen specialist, but a win is a win when you haven’t had one in two years. A rough outing for Phil Hughes, who is usually much better than this. In game two, the cleat was on the other foot for Minnesota. Robbie Grossman, my boy Max Kepler, and Chris Gimenez all hit home runs to power the Twins past dem BBQ Boys.
Marlins 3, Dodgers 6 – Scouts: Brandon McCarthy is a name I have not heard in a while. He went 6 innings and gave up just 1 run off 3 hits shutting down the Marlins, a team that may as well just all call in sick next week.
Giants 3, Cardinals 8 – Prof: The Cardinals are finding their way on the mound again. In the last couple of games, the Redbirds have had successful and strong outings from Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha. Adam Wainwright, the old man of the group, decided that he couldn’t be left out of the conversation and had himself a fine game as well. Waino struck out six, walked three, allowed only one run, and hit an RBI double to cap off his excellent performance. Great offense from Randal Grichuk and Matt Carpenter, too.
Red Sox 12, Athletics 3 – Scouts: Down 2-3 in the 5th, the Sox put up 10 unanswered runs, including a 5 spot in the 9th to obliterate the A’s, snapping a 3 game losing streak in the quad.
White Sox 8, Mariners 1 – Prof: What’s up, Dutchie!?!? Derek Holland had his longest game of the season and finished strong by striking out the side deep in the eighth inning. His fellow White Sox did their part, getting Dutchie a strong five run lead before he ever took the mound. (My friend the Rangers fan always calls Holland “Wonderboy”. So I can’t help but think of this song.)
Diamondbacks 1, Padres 5 – Prof: A huge game from Clayton Richard for the Pads. He pitched a complete game to give the exhausted San Diego bullpen a much needed break. He also helped his cause by hitting an RBI single. Richard’s only misstep was a home run given up in the third inning to Chris Iannetta.