Prof: I should’ve asked for another day off. Let’s keep White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar in our thoughts and prayers. Danny is recovering from a brain anyruishm which caused him to vomit then faint during the game on Sunday. He had just pitched, then suddenly faced life and death. He seems to be recovering, but these things are no joke. Best wishes to Danny, his family, and the White Sox. Some things are bigger than baseball.
Twins 1, Yankees 14 – Prof: OUCH. Lord, help. It’s like that scene from the Simpsons, where the kid’s crying. “Stop! Stop! He’s already dead!” Here are some of the stats from last night’s game: Giancarlo Stanton went 4-4 including 2 RBI and a solo homer. Didi Gregorius went 1-4 but that one hit was a grand slam. Aaron Hicks went 1-4 with 1 RBI. Gary Sanchez went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Tyler Austin went 2-5 with four RBI including one solo dinger as well. What an offensive performance by New York.
Athletics 9, Rangers 4 – Scouts: Oakland decided they had enough of that 3-3 tie they were mired in and busted out for 6 runs in the 9th, an inning which included not one but two run scoring triples.
Mariners 4, White Sox 10 – Prof: An emotional game for both teams after the sad events surrounding pitcher Danny Farquhar, who played on both teams. Both dugouts hung up Farquhar jerseys during the game. The White Sox have a terrible record, but played with a lot of heart last night, and started out strong. Five runs in the first inning alone. Jose Abreu hit two home runs in the outing.
Marlins 1, Dodgers 2 – Scouts: When I start to get down about my own team, I look fondly at the BVI Marlins and realize just how bad it could really be. It really puts things into perspective. Walker Buehler went 5 scoreless in his first big league start, who unfortunately relieved a no-decision due to a blown lead in the 8th.
Angels 2, Astros 0 – Prof: Gerrit Cole actually pitched very well, but Tony Skaggs pitched just a little bit better. Skaggs went 7 with no earned runs, while Cole went 7 but gave up the two – a single RBI in the fifth and a double RBI in the sixth.
Braves 4, Reds 10 – Prof: Atlanta is out here Barving. How do you lose to the Reds? A team that couldn’t even beat itself? Well, this is how: The Braves were up by two until the fifth inning, when Mike Foltynewicz had a hiccup, walked Billy Hamilton, then gave up a home run to Schebler. After giving up a single to Joey Votto, Atlanta pulled Folty and in entered Sam Freeman, who struck out my small child Scooter Gennett to end the inning. The game was all tied up, then Sam Freeman came back out in the sixth. Now, guys, the Braves have been using Sam Freeman A LOT lately. He probably is exhausted. He walked Adam Duvall, gave up a single to Tucker Barnhart, and then walked Pennington. In comes Peter Moylan, who promptly gave up a single to Winkler. It was all downhill from there, with dumb moves by guys who have no business being called up from Rome, much less Gwinnett (looking at you, Miguel Socolovich). I’m disgusted, but it was a good outing for new Reds skip Jim Riggleman at least.
Padres 13, Rockies 5 – Scouts: What the holy hell? The Padres of all teams scored 4 to start up the game, then immediately gave all 4 right back. Ok, that’s very Padre like, but then in the 7th they busted out for 9 freaking runs only two of which came off home-run! What the whaaaa?
Nationals 2, Giants 4 – Scouts: East teams sure hate traveling West. The Nats are now 1-3 on their West Coast trip and fans at this point are just excited to be able to watch a game again. These 10:15pm start times are absolutely brutal. No wonder the Nats all seem to be sleep walking.
Spiders 2, Orioles 1 – Prof: Cookie Carrasco gets the win, Kevin Gausman gets the loss even though he pitched very well, and the Orioles continue to provide no run support to guys who are actually pitching well. Nothing against the Land of Cleve, who was able to get a homer off of Gausman in the second inning, which was all they needed to win.