Prof: Hey guys! Sorry I completely forgot about the post yesterday. But I did catch up on sleep, so that’s the trade off. Sunday I spent most of the day either sleeping, trying to get rid of a headache, and watching Justice League on Netflix. Now I’m watching Justice League Unlimited. I miss the Flash, though. I have a soft spot for redheads, even fictional ones.
Scouts: I’m so excited to see you are getting around to the JLA and JLU! I Love, love, LOVE the Justice League animated show. I’m not entirely sure which episode is my favorite, but I tend to lean toward Wild Card. It’s crazy to me to see a template for doing the JLA just right and yet so many get it wrong. It has some of the absolute best performances by some of the truly best actors that really fleshed out many of the characters you maybe didn’t care so much about. I’ve never seen a better depiction of Wonder Woman, and the Flash is just nailed it. Not to mention that they completely nailed Luthor and of course Mark Hamill’s Joker. I wasn’t a huge fan of the change in format to the JLU, where they shortened each episode to 30 mins, which allowed for more stories, but not quite as fully fleshed out. It did allow for them to show off some of the lesser known DC characters, unfortunately it came at the cost of them almost entirely writing Flash off the show. Fans went nuts yelling they wanted the return of Flash, and when he comes back, well it’s a lot of fun.
Astros 4, Athletics 1 – Scouts: 3 homers and a strong starting pitching performance sure is the key to grinding your opponents win streak to a halt. Jake Marisnick, George Springer, and Derek Fisher played the hero in this one.
Mets 6, Dodgers 10 – Scouts: Cody Bellinger went deep two times and in doing so became the fastest player in history to get to 21 homers, which is incredibly impressive for a player who isn’t exactly a house hold name. I get he’s not playing in New York like Aaron Judge, but let’s get this guy a little love huh? Justin Turner also went 4-4 with a homer, which was helpful because Clayton Kershaw didn’t have his A game, giving up 4 homers of his own.
Giants 0, Braves 9 – Prof: Guess who showed up in Atlanta! Benedict Cumberbatch! Oh, and the Braves did, too! R.A. Dickey decided to remember how to pitch, and the Giants forgot how to connect to anything. Dickey pitched seven scoreless innings, Matt Adams continues to make a mockery of the St. Louis Cardinals’ dismissal of him, and Dr. Strange sat in the stands to watch it all unfold. Must’ve been some kind of magic!
Pirates 8, Brewers 1 – Prof: Pittsburgh had a heck of a night against Count Von Count…I mean, Matt Garza. Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and David Freese went 2-4 in the win.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 6 – Scouts: It was a big 4th inning as the Blue Jays picked up 4, only to be eclipsed by the Rangers picking up 5. The Jays had the last laugh however getting two in the 9th off hits by Josh Donaldson and Kendrys Morales.
Padres 2, Cubs 3 – Prof: Anthony Rizzo is loving that leadoff spot. He went 2 for 3, and drove in an RBI. The match was won thanks to a Padres error, which lead to a Javy Baez run.
Tigers 2, Mariners 6 – Scouts: Seattle pulled away with a pair of 2-run homers by Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia.
Red Sox 2, Royals 4 – Scouts: A 7th inning rally doomed the Sox, who couldn’t break out against Jason Hammel.
Reds 7, Rays 3 – Prof: My small son Scooter Gennett is at it again! Scoots Magoots blasted a two run homer, along with Scott Schebler, and Joey Votto capped off the night with an RBI single to put the Reds ahead of Tampa once and for all.
Indians 12, Orioles 0 – Prof: It was a dark and stormy night. A flock of orange and black birds were attacked by a dangerous Klubot. They did not survive. Corey Kluber pitched a complete game, struck out 11, and only allowed three hits total all night.
Nationals 7, Marlins 8 – Prof: OK, so in this battle between the allegiances of Old Gator and SomeGuy, it looks like we had a bit of a whiplash going on. It started out great for SG and his Nats. They had a six run lead going into the third inning. And then Big Buckin’ Chicken showed up. I’m sorry, you guys, but I’m just gonna keep calling Justin Bour that until I don’t hear that stupid theme song in my head when I see him. Anyway, Bour absolutely crushed a grand slam that pulled the Feesh up even with Washington, and the fight was on! The Nats tried to get back, and they did for an inning, but Giancarlo Stanton tied Miami up again. Finally, the winning shot was in the ninth inning, a single from Ozuna.