We had a lot of good boys and good girls cheer on the White Sox last night.
Giants 11, Rockies 3 – Scouts: Joe Panik finished the series with 12 hits after going 5-6 with two RBI’s as the Rockies dropped a key game and now cling to a 2 game lead for the final wild card Spot.
Brewers 1, Reds 7 – Prof: Oh, Milwaukee. Didn’t we talk about this yesterday? Why don’t you heed my warnings? Anyway, the Brewers were swept by the Reds this series and it puts them even further behind the Cubs in the NL Central playoff race. The only bright spot for Milwaukee was Neil Walker’s solo home run.
Twins 10, Rays 6 – Scouts: Big win for Minnesota who gave themselves a small amount of breathing room as the Angels lost and the O’s had a rain out. The game was all tied up at 6 until the Twins busted out with a 3 run 7th that the Rays had no answer to.
Angels 1, Athletics 3 – Prof: The A’s were feeling froggy last night, and so were the Angels. This was a crazy game filled with some drama and an ejection. The Angels are fighting for a wild card berth, so emotions are high. Allegations of sign stealings and intimidation were rampant. Khris Davis hit a home run for Oakland.
Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 1 – Scouts: That’s another loss for the Dodgers and 13 in a row for the D-Backs. Who would have seen this coming a month ago?
Phillies 3, Mets 6 F/6 – Prof: There is rain up and down the eastern seaboard. The Mets and Phillies went just enough to be an official game, soggy as it was. Probably a blessing for New York, since they were relying on Robert Gsellman, who tends to fade after five innings, and they only went six. Travis d’Arnaud helped with a homer.
Nationals 8, Marlins 1 – Prof: Washington and Miami played in Miami, even though the city is under a hurricane threat. There were maybe 1,000 folks at Marlins Park. The Nats kept Giancarlo Stanton hitless, and the Marlins are on a doozy of a losing streak. I wish OG and his crew the very best of luck in all of this weather.
Astros 5, Mariners 3 – Scouts: Don’t call me Cameron Maybin (Holy crap that was terrible. I sincerely apologize.) jacked a two run bomb in the 9th to put this one away for the ‘Stros and earn a sweep against the M’s.
Indians 5, White Sox 1 – Scouts: Carlos Carrasco threw 97 pitches and gave up just a two-out 9th inning solo homer.
Cardinals 3, Padres 1 – Scouts: St. Louie is now just two games behind Colorado for the final wild card spot and lead the Brew Crew by a half a game.
Cubs 1, Pirates 0 – Prof: The Cubs finally won a game against Pittsburgh, despite a really great performance from Gerritt Cole. The only run scored was off of an Alex Avila broken bat line drive.
Rangers 12, Braves 8 (Game 1), Rangers 4, Braves 5 (Game 2) – Prof: Atlanta gets a split decision in yesterday’s doubleheader. It may not ever rain in Southern California but it sure as heck does in Cobb County, Georgia. The tarp takes the field more than a competent closer does for the Braves. The first game was a mess, and the second one tight. Game one saw the debut of ultra-young Luiz Gohara, who despite the loss pitched extremely well. But it doesn’t really matter how well you pitch when you go up against an on-fire Elvis Andrus. Andrus drove in three runs, had four hits including a dinger, and is now the third 20-20 guy in the majors behind Mike Trout and Jose Altuve. Freddie Freeman – he of the wet newspaper wrist – hit a double against Cole Hamels that put the Bravos over the top in game two.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 6 – Scouts: Jackie Bradley Jr hit a homer to cap off a 4 run fourth, and Doug Fister kept the Blue Jays to a single run. No word on a new Apple sponsorship for the Sox.
Royals 13, Tigers 2 – Prof: Salvy Perez hit two home runs, with 3 RBI, and Alcides Escobar was a dinger short of the cycle.
Yankees, Orioles – PPD