Yankee fans are booing Giancarlo Stanton, Cleveland looks more like the team from the beginning of the Major League movies, and the Dodgers seem to have an axe to grind with Clayton Kershaw. What is going on 2018 season? I just got done binging the newish Netflix series Everything Sucks. It’s a pretty good coming of age type story, but what really hit home for me was the 90s setting and the deep nostalgia. They really nailed the references, the music, and the overall tone of the decade. This is why you’re seeing a sudden influx of 90s hits around these parts. Enjoy.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 2 F/13 – Prof: No offense, but it should not take a team this loaded thirteen innings to beat the Marlins. I mean, yes my boy Justin Bour tied it up for the Feesh, but come on. With a team filled to the brim with young guys who can get a knock in you should be finished in nine. It was Hanley Ramirez who finally hooked the Feesh for good with a two run double.
White Sox 5, Blue Jays 14 – Scouts: Josh Donaldson won’t let a dead arm stop him from mashing taters all over the place. Both he and Aledmys Diaz smacked their second homers of the young season propelling the Jays to a decisive victory over the other team from Chee-gag-O.
Phillies 0, Mets 2 – Prof: After all these years, I still don’t know how pitcher wins are assigned. I mean, Matt Harvey only allowed one hit in five innings, in which the Phillies did not score. Jerry Blevins, who pitched like a half inning or something, gets credited with the Win. I don’t get it.
Nationals 6, Braves 13 – Scouts: There was a lot of early excitement for long-ball fans as Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and even pitcher A.J. Cole went deep early for the Nats. However, the Barves stepped it up a notch for a night, delivering the Nats their first loss off the bats of Freddie Freeman and Preston Tucker
Cardinals 4, Brewers 5 – Prof: I got this cool stat on my phone regarding this game – The Cardinals started this game with back to back homers, and the Brewers ended it with back to back homers, which is the first time this has happened in MLB history. That’s pretty neat! The two Brewer homers were from Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun, by the way.
Orioles 6, Astros 10 – Scouts: This game was much closer for a lot longer than it should have been. Justin Verlander went up against Mike Wright, and apparently V decided to take a night off, giving up 4 runs over 5.2 innings. But that’s OK, as the O’s bullpen came to the rescue giving up a 5 spot with the game tied in the 7th, including Josh Reddick’s second dong of the evening.
Royals 1, Tigers 0 – Prof: It’s another Battle of Who Sucks More, but this time the Royals got the W and their first win of the season. Jorge Soler hit a sac fly to run in the only score of the game.
Rays 4, Yankees 11 – Prof: Holy cats! Didi Gregorius hit a pair of three run dingers. I mean, good lord. It didn’t help that Matt Duffy had two throwing errors in the seventh inning.
Mariners 6, Giants 4 – Prof: Joe Panik continues to be the only person on the Giants who is trying to play on a higher level consistently. He hit a homer in the fourth inning to no avail, as Seattle hit single after single. Your heroes of the game were Dee Gordon, Jean Segura, and Kyle Seager.
Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 1 – Scouts: Whatever Clayton Kershaw did to upset his team, he had better take them all out to a nice lunch or something. For the second consecutive game, Kershaw picks up the loss after zero support. This time the Dodgers offense was shut down by Zack Godley a 27 year old with a 4.12 lifetime ERA.
Indians 2, Angels 13 – Prof: What the heck is wrong with the Magical Land of Cleve (don’t answer this, OG)? The bats are anemic and the pitching non-existent. The Angels, on the other hand, used Shohei Otani as a DH and he did not disappoint, going 3-4 with a two run homer in the first inning to boot. Home runs for the Halos included Justin Upton and Mike Trout among others.
Rangers 4, Athletics 1 – Scouts: Cole Hamels struck out 11 over 5 innings, and the bullpen held the rest of the way. Chad Pinder was the sole bright spot for the A’s hitting both a solo homer and a double, but still managing to leave 3 men on base.
Rockies 4, Padres 8 – Scouts: Christian Villanueva picked up 5 RBI off 3 home-runs in a night he most certainly will never forget. His homers traveled 400, 399, and 390 feet respectfully and he became just the second Padre rookie to mash three taters in a game.
Cubs, Reds PPD