Happy End of the Month to you all.
Rays 5, Rangers 9 – The day belonged to Elvis Andrus. He had five RBI including a three run homer. I guess you could say Elvis left Tampa all shook up. Hahaha, tip your waitresses, I’ll be here all week. No, for real, I’m doing this alone all week. lol
Nationals 6, Giants 3 – Rough day for The Shark, who continues to look like a shell of his former self. Bryce Harper will be missing a few games soon due to his role in a brawl a few days ago.
Braves 3, Angels 9 – Ugh. This game was an agony. Errors everywhere. Dansby made them. Jace Peterson made them. Chip Caray, as usual, made them in the booth. The official game time was two hours and 47 minutes, but that can’t be possible because the bottom of the third inning alone took five years to finish. Albert Pujols hit his 599th career homer, though. So there’s that.
Cubs 2, Padres 6 – The Cubs just aren’t playing too well right now. World Series hangover? Do they miss Dexter Fowler that much? Do we need David Ross back?!?!? All I know is that the usual suspects’ bats were silent and the only real power came from Baby Babe Ruth.
A’s 4, Indians 9 – Let’s look in on the Magical Land of Cleve, shall we? Hmmm…. Sonny Gray vs Trevor Bauer, two young fireballers and only one can prevail…. why, it’s drone enthusiast Bauer who gets the W today, striking out an AL leading fourteen in seven.
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 4 – Will Chase Utley ever stop being The Man? Probably not. This ageless wonder finished a homer shy of a cycle last night, as his performance rallied Los Angeles against Michael Wacha – 77 pitches in three innings, yikes! – and his band of misfit Redbirds.
Yankees 8, Orioles 3 – Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday have decided they want to re-enact that Maris and Mantle summer, to mash taters without mercy. Only they’ll have fun doing it and hopefully no one will be getting death threats or having their hair fall out from stress. I mean, Matt Holliday is so old his hair might be falling out from being a geeze, I don’t know. Oh, and Aaron Judge continues to be the new King of New York, driving in two runs to put the Yankees over Dem O’s.
Diamondbacks 3, Pirates 0 – Robbie Ray pitched a complete game shut out, the first of his career. Good for you, young man! He is great on the road, and not so great at home. Funny how that works. Jake Lamb was pretty good, too.
Reds 4, Blue Jays 6 – Good news for Toronto, as they welcome yet another guy back from the DL. This time around, it’s J.A. Happ. Now that they have Tulo and Josh Donaldson back, it’s only a matter of time until they can get their groove back, right? The fact that the Jays haven’t been too great is an aberration, in my very humble opinion. Oh, and they hit four homers, too. That helps.
Brewers 4, Mets 5 F/12 – So what’s up with Milwaukee? They lead the NL Central, but they’ve also lost seven out of the last nine games. It’s not really that the bats have gone cold, or that the pitching has gotten progressively worse. But it seems that it’s the little weird things that keep biting the Brew Crew in the butt. Oh, and Jay Bruce won the game for New York. A walk off single. What a way to lose a game.
Mariners 10, Rockies 4 – Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager were very good yesterday, and Seattle’s bats were very hot. Obviously. :p
Phillies 2, Marlins 7 – Giancarlo Stanton was hangry, y’all, and he decided to chow down on the hapless Philadelphia Cheesesteaks…er…Phillies. Big Justin Bour got on base four times! Gator, how in the world could you have kept this big galoot from me? You know I like me a good sturdy dude.
Red Sox 13, White Sox 7 – Day Two of the Laundry Battle and it was the return of the Mad Slasher himself, Chris Sale, vs. his erstwhile replacement as Chi-town ace, Jose Quintana. It was a dark and bitter homecoming, though. Both pitchers had a rough go of it, and only the smokin’ bats of Boston got Sale out of this jam. My dude Craig Kimbrel gets the save.
Astros 7, Twins 2 – Jose Altuve! That’s really all I need to say, right? I mean, I say Jose Altuve and you immediately think, “Dude smashed something, hustled like mad, stole a base or something, right? He performed!” And yes, he performed all right. Altuve had four hits, and two RBI, and Orbit’s squad rolled up on Minnesota to continue their domination of the American League.
Tigers 0, Royals 1 – Eric Hosmer drives in the lone run of the game.