Prof: Guess who had another date with the same fellow last night? This gal. It was great. I made him spaghetti and we watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 and talked about tattoos. It was awesome. I probably should have figured out something to do for this weekend, but everything I’d like to do would be packed to the gills with folks (beaches, Civil War battlefields, fancy bed and breakfasts-es) so who knows. Maybe I’ll hit up the Smithsonian or something.
Anyway, here are some scores and news from the world of baseball!
Scouts: I’m not entirely sure how I’ve neglected to mention the 40th anniversary of A New Hope the other day, but it happened. I also have yet to weigh in on the new Star Trek Discovery show as I’ve yet to even watch the trailer! I’m really slacking on my Nerd cred lately. Hopefully after the long weekend I’ll get my head back in the game.
Pirates 9, Braves 4 – Scouts: Bartolo Colon, what has happened to you? Has father time finally caught up to you? This is seriously the most upsetting thing about the 2017 season. The 44 year old is now 2-5 with a 6.96 ERA and zero HR hit.
Rockies 1, Phillies 2 F/11 – Prof: It was the Tommy Joseph show! He tied the game with a homer and won the game for Philly with a single. Trevor Story drove in the lone run for Colorado.
Giants 1, Cubs 5 – Scouts: Solo dongs out of Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward, and Ben Zobrist gives Jeff Samardzija a 1-6 record on the year. I can’t help but feel he would be having a pretty decent season on just about any other team.
Rangers 2, Red Sox 6 – Prof: There’s really nothing I can say about this game except that I’m really glad that Craig Kimbrel is filthy again. Oh, and Xander Bogaerts hit his first home run of the season. I thought he had one already.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 0 – Prof: Robbie Ray came to play. Even though we’ve been making fun of the D’backs on and off all season because they’ve been kinda “whatever”, but did y’all know that they have the second best road ERA in the National League? They do! Robbie Ray, for example, has a road trip ERA of 1.03. What? That’s alchemy. Not-so-fun times for the Brew Crew, though; Ryan Braun reinjured himself going after a flyball and left the game in the third inning.
Cardinals 3, Dodgers 7 – Scouts: Kenta Maeda gave up 3 in the first, but the Dodgers shut out the Cardinals the rest of the way and worked their way back into it including a 3 run 4th and a 2 run 5th.
Mariners 4, Nationals 2 – Prof: Fun fact – Scott Servais was ejected from the game and Nelly Cruz got a huge hit to save the game. This is the second time this season that this exact scenario happened. Also, did you guys realize that Dusty Baker’s son is graduating high school this weekend? Man. I feel old.
Angels 0, Rays 4 – Scouts: Matt Andriese shut down the Angels over 8 innings of 6 hit ball.
Padres 4, Mets 3 – Prof: Oooooof. The Mets decided to monkey around with the starting rotation again. They sat Jacob deGrom and instead told eventual starter Rafael Montero a few hours before game time that he was taking the mound. No wonder they lost. The Padres was able to keep Michael Conforto in check, so there’s that.
Tigers 6, Astros 7 – Scouts: Jake Marisnick homered in the 8th to break the tie and give Houston the win. Justin Verlander must have already had his mind set on his Memorial Day backyard BBQ as he gave up 6 runs over 5.2 innings. He got smacked around pretty good in the 4th, giving up moon shots to Carlos Correa, Marvin Gonzalez, and Juan Genteno.
Reds, Indians – PPD
Royals, Yankees – PPD