Prof: We made it to Friday! I have big plans for the weekend, and I hope that you guys have a fantastic weekend planned as well.
Rockies 4, Cubs 1 – Prof: This was the kind of day the Cubs had. The first inning brought their only run, which was a homer from Kris Bryant. Other Cubs had hits, but none were able to convert. Jon Lester coughed up four runs in the second to Colorado, and that’s all they needed. My boy, the underrated DJ LeMahieu, drove in three runs with a home run.
Twins 2, Mariners 1 – Scouts: Kyle Gibson gave up 1 run over 6 innings and that’s really about all I can say about this game.
Giants 9, Brewers 5 F/10 – Prof: The Giants took their sweet time to turn it on, but they finally were able to find that extra oomph in extra innings. Mark Melancon gets the vulture!
Phillies 1, Braves 3 – Prof: Even the losers get lucky sometimes. Yesterday, it was Atlanta’s turn. R.A. Dickey was able to control his knuckleball (with eight strikeouts!), Matt Adams was able to convert a single into a run thanks to heads-up base running. Get it, boy.
Astros 6, Royals 1 – Scouts: We have a bullpen meltdown here. Closer Kelvin Herrera gave up 4 runs on 3 hits, part of a 5 run 9th for the Astros which featured a homer by Jose Altuve.
Cardinals 2, Reds 5 – Prof: Cardinals, what’s wrong? Why are you letting the Reds get the best of you? I mean, I know Joey Votto was out there doing Joey Votto things, like hitting two run homers, but you’re the Cardinals. You’re supposed to be one of the more solid teams in baseball, year in and year out. And here you are with a four game sweep against Cincinnati. Wow.
Angels 11, Tigers 4 – Scouts: Down 4-1 after 4, the Angels busted out big against the tigers putting up 4 in the 5th and 6 in the 7th.
Padres 3, Diamondbacks 15 – Prof: Wow, that’s a hot mess of a score. Lopsided AF, as the kids would say. Chris Iannetta had seven RBI, including a two run homer. It got so bad for San Diego that former Brave and current Padre Erick Aybar actually pitched. Yes. Erick Aybar, who usually plays in the infield. So, yeah.
Red Sox 1, Yankees 9 – Scouts: David Price got rocked, giving up 8 in 5 innings. This coming the night after he got into several arguments with the Boston media, swearing off the Boston media for good.
Orioles 1, Nationals 6 – Scouts: Both teams were supposed to have the day off, instead they met up to finish a series started in May. Joe Ross was on his best behavior striking out 12 O’s in 7.1 innings.
Marlins 7, Pirates 1 – Prof: Edinson Volquez must’ve eaten his Wheaties again, because he followed up his Maddux no-hitter with seven scoreless innings against the Buccos. Rough time for Gerrit Cole, who is currently rocking a 10.73 ERA. Ouch. Christian Yelich showed up at the ballpark, and so did Derek Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto.
White Sox 5, Rays 7 – Prof: Jake Odorizzi gets the win, Derek Holland gets the loss, and even those there was a victor absolutely no one was a winner in this game. Oh, and there were three players for Tampa who hit home runs.