I hope everyone enjoyed their Fathers Day. Hopefully there were many a cook-out and a few beers and maybe you sat around and took in a ballgame. This year was a little hollow for me as I spent the day thinking of those fathers that are no longer with us. I also spent it thinking how MLB really needs to stop with the White with light Blue vs Light Grey with Light Blue uniform color schemes. Oh and those socks. Eghad! It’s impossible to tell who is who in those ugly things. I get MLB wants the nice tax write off from the sales and donations, but seriously, there is a reason that typically one team is in White and the other is in team colors. There’s not enough contrast to tell what the hell is going on. Knock it off MLB!
It’s vacation time, so let’s all sail away together with today’s musical guest the Beach Boys!
Giants 5, Rockies 7 – Scouts: Nolan Arenado not only completed the cycle, he did it in style, with the final piece coming on a three-run walk-off homer. Simply amazing.
White Sox 3, Blue Jays 7 –Scouts: Ryan Goins hit the go-ahead triple in the 6th, part of a three run inning that would put the Jays ahead for the remainder of the game. Russell Martin and Kendrys Morales hit homers to help in the win.
Nationals 1, Mets 5 – Scouts: It was the Jacob deGrom show in New York as the Mets star shut down the high powered Nats offense to 1 run over 8 innings while smacking his first career homer. T. J. Rivera went 4-4 in the win.
Dodgers 8, Reds 7 – Scouts: Kenta Maeda allowed just 1 run over 5 innings, and then the bullpen came in and almost imploded, turning a 8-1 lead into a very close game. LA was able to hold off the Reds however who came up just shy of the win when Enrique Hernandez made a very fine play to keep two additional runs off the board in the 8th.
Rays 9, Tigers 1 – Scouts: Ouch, this one wasn’t very pretty for the Tigers who gave up the first career grand slam to Steven Souza Jr. in the third. Meanwhile Jacob Faria held the Tigers to one run over 7 innings.
Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 4 – Scouts: Arizona picked up one in the 9th to buy themselves a little extra time, which gave Rey Fuentes the opportunity to pickup his first ever game-winning home run.
Cubs 7, Pirates 1 – Scouts: John Lackey and the Cubs bullpen held the Pirates to 1 run and just 3 hits as the offense did their thing racking up a bunch of runs.
Marlins 4, Braves 5 – Scouts: It’s pretty bad when you lose to the Braves. It’s even more painful when it’s two walk-off losses in a row. I would say that Miami was ready to go home, but they will have the Nationals waiting for them there.
Red Sox 6, Astros 5 – Scouts: Xander Bogaerts jacked two dingers and Andrew Benitendi nailed Jose Altuve at the plate in the 8th to secure the win for the Sox on live national television.
Yankees 3, Athletics 4 – Scouts: Oakland only needed a the 4 run 3rd to top the Yankees, a inning that featured a 2 run shot by Khris Davis.
Royals 7, Angels 3 – Scouts: J.C. Ramirez gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings and that was pretty much the ballgame right there.
Mariners 7, Rangers 3 – Scouts: Seattle put up 4 in the first, and Yu Darvish and the Rangers were never able to recover.
Padres 1, Brewers 2 – Scouts: Hernan Perez and Manny Pina hit solo shots in the 6th to give the BrewCrew the game.
Indians 5, Twins 2 – Scouts: Edwin Encarnacion was all the Indinas needed as he managed to single-handedly put away the Twins. Edwin had all 5 RBI’s, highlighted by his two home-runs.
Cardinals 5, Orioles 8 – The story of this series was poor pitching and a lot of fireworks, and that continued in the finale as Seth Smith, Trey Mancini, Mark Trumbo, and Welington Castillo all went deep for the O’s. Meanwhile the Cards got homers from Stephen Piscotty, Dexter Fowler, and Yadier Molina, but managed to come up short of a come-back. Baltimore lost starter J.J. Hardy in the fourth after a pitch struck his right wrist.