Prof: We’re getting closer to vacation season. Your friendly neighborhood Prof desperately needs a day off to do something fun, but she’s not sure where to go or what to do. Most vacation places tend to cater to couples or families, not single people. Part of me wants to go to the beach but it’s so expensive. Part of me is thinking of heading to Colonial Williamsburg to do that trip I never got to last year, because I can get a cheap Air BnB there. But I just really want to do nothing, wear a swimsuit, read a book, and have maybe my yearly share of fruity tropical drinks – I allow myself one weekend a year of more than one mixed drink and usually it’s like a pina colada or a rum runner or something like that. Of course all of this is academic because I’m cheap as heck. Anyway, are any of the F.I. Fam heading off to parts unknown any time soon? Probably not Gator or Scout, as they’ve both had some vacay recently. But what about our other friends? What are you thinking?
Athletics 4, Red Sox 6 – Scouts: Boston was able to avoid the sweep by Oakland with a decent performance by man-child Chris Sale and Xander Boaerts hitting a three-run shot in the 6th.
Dodgers 5, Marlins 6 – Prof: Here is where you point and laugh like Nelson Muntz, friends, for the venerable Dodgers and the sadsack Feesh have the exact same record. My boy the Big Buckin’ Chicken hit a two run homer, and J.T. Realmuto broke the tie in the sixth inning with a solo shot.
Cubs 1, Braves 4 – Scouts: In the fight over Prof’s affection, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr., and the rest of the Atlanta Braves came out on top this time. Albies opened the 8th with a triple, and Acuna drove him in for what would be the winning run.
Astros 2, Angels 0 – Scouts: No one on the Angels hit against the shift on this night as Justin Verlander shut out the scarlet letter A’s, and gave the Astros a two game advantage in the West. JV threw a complete game, 5 hit shutout striking out 7 and lowering his ERA to 1.05.
Phillies 4, Orioles 1 – Prof: Yuck. It was a super rainy day up and down the eastern seaboard, and Baltimore was no exception. I’m surprised that the Orioles were able to get the game in since it rained on and off all afternoon. Cesar Hernandez was most effective on offense for Philly and it was a Phanatic-al day at Camden for the visitors. The only Bird worth a hoot was Adam Jones, who hit a solo home run.
White Sox 2, Pirates 3 – Scouts: Did you know that it’s the middle of May and the Pirates are in first place in their division? Oh yea, Mr. Big Shot, Smarty-pants. Name me two players on the Pittsburgh team. Go ahead, I’m waiting. That’s right. I thought so.
Spiders 6, Tigers 0 – Scouts: The Team that plays in shitty Cleveland beat the team that drinks bottled water behind a masterful performance by Trevor Bauer, who threw 8 shutout innings, racked up 10 strikeouts, and handed out 0 walks on just 4 hits. Yes, that paragraph was one long ass sentence. You can’t teach this shit kids.
Cardinals 7, Twins 5 – Prof: You ever had a bad old relationship and you run into your ex and it’s just weird? Do you think Lance Lynn felt like that last night? The former Cardinal and current Twin was only able to last three innings without being yanked, and the Redbirds kept hammering away at Minnesota. Dexter Fowler reached base four times and had two RBI, while Tommy Phan hit a solo dinger.
Blue Jays 12, Mets 1 – Prof: J.A. Happ went 2-3 at the plate, and went seven full shutout innings (with ten strikeouts to boot). Have yourself a night, sir. It was all Jays all the time, and your big bats belonged to Justin Smoak, Teoscar Hernandez, and Josh Donaldson.
Rays 5, Royals 3 – Scouts: C.J. Cron went deep in the third inning highlighting a pretty boring matchup between two very not good teams that both wear various shades of blue.
Rangers 5, Mariners 1 – Scouts: It was a long wait for some action as all 6 runs were scored in the final two frames of this one. Texas, holding on to a 1-0 lead in the 9th added 4 insurance runs giving timeless wonder Bartolo Colon the much deserved victory.
Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2 – Prof: Milwaukee did not come to make friends in the desert. Two homers in the first inning, one in the second, and one in the fourth brought the Brew Crew up to six runs on Arizona. The Gritty Snakes’ only runs came in the first inning, when David Descalso hit a two run homer.
Reds 6, Giants 3 – Prof: The Reds avoid the sweep and without question the player of the game was my small child, Scooter Gennett. Ol’ Scoots Magoots went 2-4 at the plate, including a homer in the seventh, but he saved two runs with this acrobatic catch.
Yankees 3, Nationals 3 – suspended, both games PPD until June 18th