Prof: We begin today with sad news out of Philadelphia. Former Phillies great, three time All Star and all around fan favorite Darren “Dutch” Daulton has died following a second bout with brain cancer. Daulton was 55 years old.
The Phillies are no strangers to losing their greats to really horrible forms of cancer, especially brain cancer. All time Phillies legend Tug McGraw had brain cancer as well, and in the last few years, five Phillies players and coaches have all died of cancer. Daulton makes it six. My prayers are with those who loved him and cared for him. It’s a horrible thing, and I know my Phillies friends are in mourning today.
Yankees 8, Indians 1 – Scouts: This game was a lot closer than it looks, with the Indians holding a 1-0 lead through the first 5. But the Jacoby Elisbury and the Yankees broke out big in the 6th with a few more tacked on the following inning to turn this one into a laugher.
Cardinals 13, Reds 4 – Prof: The Redbirds vs the Reds. Someone was going down, and St. Louis decided it wasn’t going to be them. Adam Wainwright’s first start after coming off the disabled list was a tough one, but Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter helped a brother out. Martinez had a grand slam, while Carpenter had a two run triple. It was also a rough day for the Reds’ starter, Homer Bailey. Just happened to be worse than Waino’s.
Brewers 1, Rays 2 – Prof: Steven Souza Jr. hit a decisive walk-off homer in the ninth inning to put the Tampa Bay Sea Creatures over the Milwaukee Brewers. Orlando Arcia hit a homer for the Brewers off of Chris Archer, but it wasn’t enough.
Tigers 3, Orioles 12 – Scouts: Manny Machado went 4-5 with 5 RBI’s, a triple shy of the cycle. The O’s knocked in 5 home runs, including 3 in a row in the first inning.
White Sox 3, Red Sox 6 – Prof: Laundry battles resume in beautiful Fenway Park. Doug Fister pitched well enough for a win, and Craig Kimbrel got the save, his 27th of the season.
Marlins 4, Braves 1 – Scouts: Giancarlo Stanton did not hit a home run for the fish and they won. Coincidence? Yea, probably so. Marcell Ozuna nad J.T. Ralmuto did manage to go yard, and they did so one after the other.
Padres 4, Pirates 5 F/12 – Scouts: How’s this for immediate return. Sean Rodriguez who rejoined the team following a waiver trade with the Braves, smacked a walk-off home run in the 12th.
Rangers 5, Twins 6 – Prof: Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo tried, bless them, but their home runs couldn’t help them against a Twins team that is still out here trying to do something big in the AL Central. For Minnesota, Brian Dozier, Eddie Rosario, and Max Kepler hit home runs.
Blue Jays 6, Astros 7 – Scouts: Juan Centeno capped off a 4-run rally with a walk-off single delivering a stunning blow to the Blue Jays.
Mariners 8, Royals 7 (Game 1) – Scouts: Nelson Cruz went yard twice. Also homering was Danny Valencia and Kyle Seager. KC mounted a comeback, but fell just shy in the 8th.
Mariners 1, Royals 9 (Game 2) – Scouts: This time around it was the Royals with the power show. Melky Cabrera, Whit Merrifield, and Eric Hosmer went deep for the Royals.
Nationals 9, Cubs 4 – Prof: The Cubs know all about catchers hitting grand slams late in the game. This time, they were on the losing end of it. Matt Wieters crushed a big one off Carl Edwards Jr. to break the stalemate and lift Washington to a huge victory.
Phillies 3, Rockies 2 – Prof: Philadelphia looked to be on the losing end again, but Cameron Rupp decided that he wasn’t going to be the one that lost the game for the Phillies. Rupp hit a two run double in the ninth inning, and the Phillies won an improbable comeback against a Colorado team that was 59-0 after leading in the eighth inning.
Athletics 11, Angels 10 – Scouts: Down 6 in the 7th, the A’s came storming back starting with Chad Pinder’s solo homer. Khris Davis added a two run shot the following inning, part of a 5 run rally that left the Angels stunned.
Diamondbacks 3, Giants 6 – Scouts: Intentional Walks and Errors bit Arizona in the ass in this one. One could almost say they were snake-bitten. If one were so inclined.
Dodgers 8, Mets 0 – Prof: Cody Bellinger has hit another home run. And water is wet. Bellinger cracked one for the second straight day, and your eventual NL Rookie of the Year continues to impress.