Prof: Happy Friday, one and all! Have any of you have plans for the weekend? Anyone taking off today, or Monday? Not I. I’m a company woman, and I rarely take time off even though I’ve already accrued vacation time here at my new job.
Scouts: We have a ton of highlights today, because well a lot of great baseball happened lastnight. I hope you all like pitching, because we have quite a bit of it here. Yesterday I did some TV theme songs involving city names. Today I’m sticking with the theme song theme. Feel free to sing me (get it?) praises in the comment section!
Yankees 3, White Sox 4 – Scouts: We had to wait around for 3 hours to get this one underway, but darnit, it was going to happen one way or another. James Shields managed to not give up 15 runs and actually held the Yankees in check. I was pretty shocked when I learned he actually has a sub 4.00 era. The Yankees lost another prospect to injury when Dustin Fowler ran full speed into the first base line wall in right and injured his knee. He will be out for the rest of the season. Really shitty way to make your MLB debut.
Braves 0, Padres 6 – Scouts: Dinelson Lamet threw 7 scoreless innings and the Barves were held to 4 total hits. He was so good, the Umpires checked him for a foreign substance and came up empty. So what say we all? Dick move by Brian Snitker? Or fair and reasonable request?
Dodgers 6, Angels 2 – Scouts: Pretty typical game for the Dodgers. Joc Pederson hit the team’s third homer of the game, which set a franchise record for the month at 50, and Clayton Kershaw was his usual filthy self, striking out 12 over 7.
Rangers 1, Indians 5 – Prof : The Magical Land of Cleve struck again! And the Klubot did something magical, too. Kluber tied a franchise record held by Bob Feller (ya might have heard of him?) with four consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts. Kluber had 11 in this game. I don’t know, you guys, I think he might be good.
Royals 3, Tigers 7 – Scouts: Michael Fulmer showed his dominance over the Royals taking a shutout into the 9th before running out of steam and giving up 3 in the 9th.
Athletics 1, Astros 6 – Scouts: Carlos Correa hit not one but two, two-run homers sending the Astros into liftoff. Or some other Space metaphor.
Cardinals 10, Diamondbacks 4 – Prof: Randal Grichuk hit a three run homer in the seventh inning and tacked on two more RBI for good measure in this whallopping of the Gritty Snakes.
Cubs 5, Nationals 4 – Prof : Oh, no, Treat Urner [Scouts editor’s note, I’m just going to leave this typo in because it’s perfect.] was injured and had to leave the game! The young shortstop was hit in the wrist by a pitch. That sucks, just ask Frederick C. Freeman. The Cubs squeaked by because the Nats bullpen happened.
Brewers 11, Reds 3 – Prof: The Brew Crew are once again leading the NL Central, and last night they showed why they have been a surprise team all year. Milwaukee smacked six home runs, and hits galore for the visiting team. On the Cincinnati side, Joey Votto had two homers of his own, but to no avail.
Twins 3, Red Sox 6 – Prof: I don’t envy the Twins. Having to go up against perennial ace David Price, Joe Kelly, who has turned into a stud setup man with a freaky deaky fastball, and the once and future king of closers Craig Kimbrel? Getting three runs off that is a minor miracle. Looks like Brian Dozier is the Saint of Minneapolis-St. Paul for the time being.
Rays 0, Pirates 4 – Prof: Jameson Taillon is roaring back from his bout with testicular cancer in high style, going six plus innings. He gave up seven hits, but was able to keep the damage nil.
Mets 6, Marlins 3 – Scouts: This game was so uninteresting, I can’t find a wrap-up on MLB.com. Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run. That’s your update.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 0 – Scouts: Holy Crap on a cracker! That’s what I said when I opened my MLB app last night to check the game score. I was expecting the typical Ubaldo 16-2, instead I got a 2-0, 8 inning, 2 hit shut out. What the holy hell?