Prof: So, I’m sure everyone heard this yesterday but the Dodgers’ wunderkind Corey Seager is out for the season. He has to have Tommy John surgery. He’s not even a pitcher, what the heck? Sigh.
Rangers 5, Spiders 7 – Prof: It went back and forth, mano a mano, until finally the Magical Land of Cleve decided they had enough of that and just poured it on in the eighth inning, where Francisco Lindor started the party.
Rockies 2, Cubs 3 – Prof: Colorado continues to keep their bats on ice, with many of their best hitters underperforming. Not that the Cubs did much better.
Pirates 2, Nationals 3 – Prof: Tanner Roark went seven innings and drove in a surprising ribbie, which technically won the game for himself. That’s pretty cool.
Rays 3, Tigers 2 – Scouts: Detroit just can’t get it together at the moment. Losing to power houses such as the Rays and the Orioles, teams they just faced and crushed two weeks ago. Jake Faria picks up the win with 8 strong, 3 hit innings, while Jordan Zimmermann matched up with 2 hits over 7. It was once again the bullpen that faltered for the Tigers, a tale that is as old as time.
Brewers 6, Reds 5 – Prof: Wily Peralta faced his old friends in Milwaukee, but the Brew Crew had the last laugh. Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain both hit home runs in the win.
Royals 6, Red Sox 10 – Prof: Xander Bogaerts had a monster over the Monster and Boston is now elevated to 21 games won.
Phillies 4, Marlins 8 – Prof: All heroes have feet of clay, and Jake Arrieta is no exception. The Phillies ace got rocked for six runs by Miami. Brian Anderson did it all for the Feesh – he had four RBI, a home run, and made a great bases loaded catch to keep the Phillies down.
Blue Jays 7, Twins 5 – Scouts: Is it possible the 2018 Blue Jays are better than anyone expected? All the talk went to the Yankees and Red Sox (As per usual), but the Blue Jays are holding on pretty well so far. Is the team really this good, or are they just playing exceptionally well at the moment, getting the right breaks, and will they fade as the season progresses?
Yankees 1, Astros 2 – Prof: Did you know that Charlie Morton, a person I have been talking about and am super impressed with, now has his own hashtag? The Astros used the hashtag #CFM. Guess what the F stands for? Yeah, that’s right. Anyway, CFM was straight dealing, yo. He went 7 and 2/3 innings, giving up only one earned run and ten strikeouts.
Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 8 – Scouts: Conversely, are the Dodgers really this bad this year? Or are they simply slumping and might they recover as the season progresses? They’ve lost Short Stop Corey Seager for the season (Hello Manny Machado?), stud ace Clayton Kershaw has looked like a shell of himself, and coach Dave Roberts benched Cody Bellinger over a difference in opinion on the word ‘hustle’. There are not great signs. Zack Greinke struck out 10, A.J. Pollock smacked dingers thrice, and the bullpen clung to a early lead as the D’Backs took the first in a important early series for the Dodgers.
Padres 5, Giants 6 – Scouts: Nick Hundley walked off with a two-out pinch-hit single that finished off a three-run rally in the 9th that is just about the worst thing to happen to San Diego this year. Don’t worry guys, when you lose and head home, at least you are going back to San Diego, instead of I dunno, Cleveland.