Prof: I don’t know what Scout will want to add to this, but I have thoughts about both games, so let’s get started. Only two games last night, and Monday (today) will be an exciting slate of contests! I’m excited about it.
First game of the day was Astros vs Red Sox. It started out great for Houston. They scored three runs in the first inning, including a Carlos Correa homer! But they lost steam immediately afterwards; allowing the the Red Sox to take charge and never look back. The Red Sox went crazy, pour on the runs in the third and seventh innings, including a three run homer from Jackie Bradley Jr. that made viewers at home recreate that famous scene from “The Simpsons”, where the kid is crying and says “Stop! Stop! He’s already dead!”
Scouts: I am mostly just shocked that David Price has suddenly become the highest paid relief pitcher in baseball. I don’t really understand the strategy here, but it bought the Red Sox a win and another game, so I guess if they can figure out who to put on the mound the next few days it’s ok.
And then, there was the Magical Land of Cleve against the Yankees. /Stefon voice/ This game had everything. Shutouts going into the seventh inning, home runs that made the difference, robbery by Aaron Judge, Zack Hample getting denied, a brave almost comeback thwarted by Aroldis Chapman.
It’s a weird thing to see Andrew Miller with an L next to his name, but that’s the kind of world we’re living in these days. A world where Boston’s Joe Kelly is pitching like an ace but the guy on his team who actually won the Cy Young last year is straight garbage. A world where Cleveland is doing anything and everything to get some momentum, including bringing Jason Kipnis (!?!?) into center field. But Miller is only human, and he gave up the home run to Greg Bird that was the only run needed to win in this contest.
Scouts: Who the fuck is Greg Bird? Also, I mean the Aaron Judge catch was nice and all, but people were over-reacting a bit I think.