Prof: Yesterday I barely got any sleep, and today (this evening) isn’t looking much better. Here are your scores. Probably gonna skimp on the highlights…
Rangers 1, Angels 10 – Scouts: Albert Pujols is now 8th on the all-time home run list and is number 1 for foreign-born players.
Brewers 4, Giants 3 – Scouts: Milwaukee gets a rare win after Albert Suarez blew it in the 7th.
Marlins 12, Phillies 8 (game 1), Marlins 7 Phillies 4 (game 2) – Prof: The Feesh get the sweep and are now .500 for the season. Giancarlo Stanton drops bombs every single day, it seems. Christian Yelich is no slouch, either.
Athletics 6, Orioles 4 – Scouts: What happened Baltimore? Ubaldo happened. In 5 innings Jimenez gave up 3 home runs and 5 runs on 9 hits.
Dodgers 8, Pirates 5 – Prof: Congrats to Adrian Gonzalez, who now has 2,000 hits in his career! And best wishes to Cody Bellinger, who is on the DL.
Red Sox 9, Indians 1 – Scouts: Doug Fister didn’t get off to the best of starts surrendering a leadoff homer to Francisco Lindor, however that was the last hit he allowed as he threw his fifth career complete game. Eduardo Nunez had 5 RBI’s for the Sox.
Yankees 13, Tigers 4 – Scouts: Aaron Judge didn’t strike out! But he was pinch hit for, which apparently was enough to make some fans pretty happy. Judge snapped a MLB record 37 consecutive games with a strike out by working 3 walks and smacking a single. I have to wonder if he was pinch hit for just to not take the chance of him striking out his final at-bat. Why else would you pinch hit for your number 4 batter in the 7th inning when he’s not injured? Seems like both a really shitty and smart move by Girardi Anyways, New York scored a butt-load of runs. (That’s an official term.)
Twins 4, White Sox 1 – Prof: Crazy times in Minnesota, where the Twins are knocking on the door of a wild card berth. They currently have a half game lead over such teams as the Royals, the Rangers, and the Angels. THE ANGELS? Weird. Anyway, the Twins continue to play well on the road. Why is that?
Nationals 4, Astros 3 – Prof: Oh my, Matt Wieters! A change of ZIP code has done the veteran catcher good. Last night, Wieters hit a two run homer to help elevate Washington over Houston and extend this particular rivalry’s winning streak – the Nats have won nine straight against the ‘stros.
Rockies 2, Royals 3 – Scouts: Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the Royals held back the Rockies for the win. KC remains just a game and a half back of the Wild Card.
Padres 12, Cardinals 4 – Prof: Dude. The Padres went HAM in the seventh inning, getting six runs off the Redbird bullpen.
Cubs 13, Reds 9 – Prof: All kinds of wacky stuff happened in this game. Kris Bryant beat an early exit because his hand got whacked, and lefty first baseman Anthony Rizzo, his partner in Bryzzo, played third instead. As a rapper once said, “Ain’t that some shiz?” My small child Scooter Gennett hit a home run in the loss.
Diamondbacks 7, Mets 4 – Scouts: The lolMets scored 3 in the 9th well after the game was more than decided so don’t let the score trick you into thinking they were competitive. Like at all.
Blue Jays 5, Rays 6 – Scouts: Chris Archer looked pretty good striking out 10 over 6 innings which was just enough to hold back the Blue Jays.
Mariners 0, Braves 4 – Prof: YAAAAAASSSSSSSSS Lucas Sims! The rookie, who grew up in the ATL, finally had a chance to grab a W with some home cookin’. An excellent performance by the young righty.