Prof: Yesterday was a busy day for baseball! We had the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We had a couple of decent trades, one of which was Jonathan Lucroy to the Rockies for a PtBNL. And we had a guy in Adrian Beltre who put another notch in his own Hall of Fame worthy career by recording his 3,000 hit! What else happened yesterday? Read on to find out.
Astros 1, Tigers 13 – Scouts: Um, Houston, this isn’t supposed to happen. (Notice how I skipped the problem pun there? You’re welcome.) Justin Upton went 4-5 with a grand slam and 6 RBI. Lance McCullers Jr has given up 5+ in two consecutive games. It was so bad they let first baseman Tyler White pitch. He did not fare so well.
Reds 6, Marlins 4 – Prof: Rough stuff for the Feesh, who saw Marcell the Damned smack a three run homer but it didn’t mean much in the long run. Tucker Barnhart had three RBI in this Cincinnati win.
Braves 1, Phillies 2 – Prof: Last week, the Braves stood toe to toe with the best team in the National League. Last night, they were demolished once again by the worst team in all of baseball. What gives? A friend of mine talked about it with me on Twitter. We think that the Phanatic is putting some kind of sleeping powder in the Braves’ cheesesteaks. Anyway, young Freddy Galvis was the player of the game for Philadelphia – he saved a run, and also hit a bases-loaded single to win the game.
Royals 5, Red Sox 3 – Scouts: KC is sure on a hot streak as of late. In June and July the team has gone 33-18 and is seemingly unstoppable just two games out of first place in the division. A 4 run 8th sparked by an error helped cap the series against the Sox.
Rockies 10, Nationals 6 (Game 1), Rockies 1, Nationals 3 (Game 2) – Prof: They split the doubleheader! Here are your highlights: In game one, it was all Rockies, all the time. Charlie Blackmon hit four singles, DJ LeMahieu had two doubles, and Nolan Arenado had three hits as well. In game two, Adam Lind and Brian Goodwin hit homers in the fifth inning and Sean Doolittle got his third save of his Nats career.
Giants 2, Dodgers 3 – Scouts: Kyle Farmer who had never batted in the big boy league in his life, stepped up with 1 down and men on first and second and promptly laced a ball into right for the game winning double. The Giants managed to blow this game not once but twice.
Rays 5, Yankees 3 – Scouts: You cant’ win them all. The Yankees went for the 4 game sweep, but 1-11 with RISP typically equates to a loss.
Angels 10, Blue Jays 11 – Prof: What if I told you that a guy has never hit two walk-off grand slams in the same week? You would definitely believe it, right? Because that’s ridiculous, right? Well, it has happened now. Steve Pearce hit his second walk-off grand slam in less than a week, and the Blue Jays defeated the Angels with a huge ninth-inning comeback! Toronto scored seven runs in that last inning to defeat Los Angeles. Impressive!
Cubs 4, Brewers 2 – Prof: The Cubs have taken their place as NL Central leaders, and they are now are ahead of the interloping Brewers by 2 1/2 games. Milwaukee has a problem with leaving men stranded on base, which is why they probably lost this game, too. Kris Bryant hit his 20th home run of the season.
Indians 1, White Sox 3 – Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve has their winning streak broken by the retooling White Sox. Josh Tomlin started the game, and started strong, but had to be pulled due to a light hammy injury.
Diamondbacks 2, Cardinals 3 – Scouts: Jose Martinez provided all the offense the Cards needed hitting a two-run home run and a RBI single to finish the come-from-behind victory.
Orioles 10, Rangers 6 – Prof: The Rangers might have lost the game against the Orioles, but it was a milestone evening for Adrian Beltre. His 3,000th hit was a hard hit double in the fourth inning. Otherwise, this was all about the O’s. Home runs were crushed by Jonathan Schoop and Welington Castillo.
Twins 5, Athletics 6 F/12 – Scouts: The Twins blew a 5 run lead and just watched as Yonder Alonso’s walk-off home run sailed over the fence in the 12th.
Mets 1, Mariners 9 – Scouts: James Paxton is now 11-3 and finishes July with a 6-0, 1.37 ERA and given up just 6 runs in 39.1 IP.
Pirates 7, Padres 1 –Scouts: It was all about Andrew McCutchen who went deep thrice against the Padres.