This is going to be a bit of a lean, mean post today, but I must address what is quite possibly the dumbest, most idiotic stunt that a baseball team has pulled in my lifetime.
The Nationals delayed a game on account of rain for nearly four hours. Rain that didn’t come until nearly three hours into the “delay”. Rain that, when it actually started, was literally a misting. Rain that came so late that Greg Maddux could have pitched a complete game during that time. Hell, the Braves themselves have played at least seven games this year with times under the “rain delay” time. Nationals fans by the hundreds left the stadium, angry and bone dry during a “rain delay”. I’m sure that nothing will be done, and this ridiculous display of boneheaded stupidity will go unpunished, but not forgotten by pissed off Nats fans and outraged Braves fans. Oh, and when they finally began play, in the top of the third a friendly reminder was announced in the stadium that the DC Metro had it’s last scheduled train leaving Nats Park in twenty minutes. Wow. What a dumpster fire.
Now, on with the recaps.
Braves 5, Nationals 2. – Hahahaha. Schadenfreude.I’m sorry, SomeGuy.
Marlins 3, Cardinals 4 – Justin Bour, the big buckin’ chicken, didn’t win the final vote. Prof is sad. Also the Cardinals won. Prof is double sad.
Brewers 11, Cubs 2 – Stefon from SNL voice This game has everything. A seven run inning. A pissed off Brewers team who have a long memory of another rain delay that wasn’t! A position player pitching better than the actual pitchers! Dogs living with cats!
Reds 6, Rockies 3 – My small son Scoots Magoots scored in the third and fifth inning, and Adam Duvall – the big Red home run machine – hit another one, his 20th of the season. Remember when he was in the Home Run Derby and no one knew who he was? I remember him solely because of his impressive dinger prowess.
Padres 2, Indians 11 – Ah, so Wednesday’s game was just a de facto day off for the Magical Land of Cleve. They came back in a jif, though. Home runs were smacked by Edwin Encarnacion, Yan Gomes, and Jose Ramirez. Multi-ribbie status achieved by Encarnacion (four), Ramirez (three) as well as Lonnie Chisenhall (three).
Orioles 4, Twins 6 – The Twins scored every run in the third inning. The saddest part is that Baltimore was ahead by two at the time, and then Dylan Bundy decided that he was tired of pitching well and just coughed it up hardcore. Also, the Orioles left seven guys on base. You don’t win games that way, dudes.
A’s 7, Mariners 3 – Paul Blackburn has had his revenge against Seattle. The A’s pitcher was traded from Seattle earlier this year and Blackburn must’ve seething with anger. One run ball in eight innings. Khris Davis hit a three run homer.
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 5 – When was the last time Fernando Rodney actually saved a game? It wasn’t last night! The Dodgers made up four runs in this comeback win. Now they are about five games ahead of the Gritty Snakes in the standings.
Red Sox 1, Rays 4 – The Nats rain delay debacle was so bad that even the Rays couldn’t resist trolling them.
Damn, son. That’s a hot take. Also hot were the Sea Creatures against Chris Sale. Sale struck out twelve but it didn’t matter, because he also gave up a home run and three RBI to Wilson Ramos.