Hey, it’s your friendly neighborhood Prof here. Everyone basically has today off, and I’m taking this opportunity to enjoy a day off as well by doing a very loose and informal post today.
My roommate came back from a fishing trip and brought home about 20 pounds of mahi mahi. I know how to make fish tacos, and a nice baked fish, and that’s about it. We’re going to be eating fish for a hundred years. Leave your fish recipes down in the comments, please!
Today’s musical choices are… well, you’ll figure it out.
Braves 7, Red Sox 1 – The Braves get lit up by journeymen pitchers but take guys like Chris Sale to the flippin’ woodshed. Also, the Chosen One, RAJ, had a really, REALLY nasty injury. I’m not going to link it, you can find it on Deadspin or Reddit. But it’s pretty gross and your leg ain’t ‘sposed to do that. Prince of Pizza himself, Mike Foltynewicz, went seven innings and was working on a no-hitter there for a while. It’s all good, though – ATL is back in the NL East lead and are now the second NL team to reach 30 wins.
Astros 9, Spiders 10 F/14 – This one was fun to watch on twitter. I follow both teams’ accounts, and it was hilarious to watch how it went back and forth. This is the kind of game that make people fall in love with baseball, if we’re honest here. The kind of scrappy, “Oh yeah? Well, watch this” kind of baseball that makes people say, “HOLY CATS! DID YOU SEE THAT?” There were two HOLY CATS innings in this game – six runs for Houston in the eighth, and five runs in the ninth to tie it up for the Magical Land of Cleve. In the 13th inning, El Oso Blanco hit a dinger for Orbit’s boys and Yonder Alonso went yard for Cleveland. It was a walk off homer in the 14th that won it all for The Land.
Mets 7, Brewers 8 – [Flava Flav voice] Yeeeeeah Boyyyyyyyyyy! [/end voice] The Brewers hammered the Mets’ beleaguered bullpen, nickel and diming them for runs in the seventh inning.
Padres 1, Dodgers 6 – Los Angeles are digging out of a hole, easy to do when the Diamondbacks are out here doggin’ it. Anyway, the Dodgers got good news – Clayton Kershaw is eyeing a return a lot sooner than anyone thought he would, and he’s been working on his mechanics to be even better. Yo, who said perfection can’t be perfected? In this particular game, Walker Buehler is doing very well for a rookie, going seven strong innings and striking out eight, while allowing only one run. Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger both hit dingers, and the Dodgers won their eighth game in ten tries.
Diamondbacks 1, Athletics 2 – I’m mad at the Gritty Snakes because they are making me look like a derp, losing so many games and is now at .500 instead of being far and away the cream of the crop of the NL West. Zack Greinke gets the loss because of the tiebreak RBI hit by Matt Chapman. Come on, guys.
Giants 3, Cubs 8 – Tyler Chatwood is the placeholder for the Cubs’ rotation. He’s always pretty much easy to pencil in for a loss or at least a no-decision on his part. The bullpen usually has to dig out of a jam. Last night was no exception. Chatwood gave up three immediately, but thankfully Ty Blach was just as cruddy and gave up three in the first inning as well. The Giants’ bullpen was awful and coughed up five more runs for Chicago, including a 400 foot three run homer off the bat of Javy Baez.