Prof: Well, we’re back in the saddle again. What do the fickle gods (trademark 2018, Happy) have in store for us today?
Giants 5, Rockies 6 F/10 – Scouts: Colorado came back to tie it in the 8th, then win it in the 10th when Chris Lannetta singled in a run to walk it off against the Giants.
Mets 3, Braves 4 (Game 1) – Scouts: The Braves just refuse to lose, firing off all four runs over the final three innings, including a two-run walk-off home run by Charlie Culberson.
Mets, Braves (Game 2) – Scouts: The Mets blew game 1 in part because they sent Seth Lugo out for a second inning because they were short on pitching already. It’s less inviting when you have to wait out a nearly three-hour rain delay. Somehow the Mets overcame all of that and snapped a four-game losing streak. Luis Guillorme stepped up with the go-ahead hit in the 7th, part of a three-run inning that was the difference maker.
Phillies 4, Dodgers 5 – Scouts: Held hitless through 5 innings, the Dodgers suddenly woke up, picking up 2 in the 6th and 3 in the 8th to stun the Phillies. The Dodgers have now won 9 of their last 11.
Astros 5, Yankees 1 – Prof: It’s always great when a guy embraces the villain role, and Justin Verlander has decided to do that. Yankees fans began booing the Houston ace, and he actually tipped his cap to them. Then he went seven and 2/3 innings allowing only one run and striking out five of the Bronx Bombers. That only Yankees run? Came off the bat of Greg Bird, who returned from a long stint on the DL.
Nationals 6, Orioles 0 – Scouts: It wasn’t that long ago that this annual series would be a hotly contested affair by two good teams. Now, well exactly what should have happened, happened.
Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 8 – Prof: Guys, I seriously think something is wrong with Aaron Sanchez. The Not-Food-Network-Guy keeps dropping games, including this loss, allowing seven runs in five innings, including five in the fourth. David Price, on the other hand, also went five innings but only allowed two runs. Andrew Benintendi hit a three run dinger.
Angels 3, Tigers 9 – Scouts: James McCan smacked a grand slam in the 3rd and Matthrew Boyd put together a solid start for the Tigers. The only bright spot for the Angels was Mike Trout hitting a league-leading 18th home run in garbage time.
Cubs 7, Pirates 0 – Scouts: This was a close one for the first 6 innings, then the Cubbies put a few crooked numbers on the board, scoring two in each of the final three innings to turn this one into a laugher. Pittsburgh managed as many errors (2) as they did hits. There was some controversy in the 8th, when Anthony Rizzo slid into home plate and took out the catcher who was standing quite a bit in front of the plate. The slide was ruled legal and
one two runs scored.
Cardinals 3, Brewers 8 – Prof: Ryan Braun went 3-3, and drove in one, while Christian Yelich and Jonathan Villar both mashed taters in this win over the Redbirds.
White Sox 6, Spiders 9 – Prof: Adam Plutko is out of this world! OMG please don’t applaud this. Anyway, Chicago started out strong, but the Magical Land of Cleve got hot in the fourth and never looked back.
Reds 5, Diamondbacks 12 – Prof: WELL FINALLY. This is a sad, sad stat: The Diamondbacks have only won 3 games in the last 18 games. WHAT? Come on, Gritty Snakes! Y’all know better than this. The Snakes went yard thrice – Nick Ahmed, Chris Owings, and John Ryan Murphy helped Arizona put the whoopin’ on the Reds.
Rays 1, Athletics 0 F/13 – Scouts: It took 13 long innings for either of these teams to score. The game winner came on a two-out single by Mallex Smith. Just typing all that up made me very sleepy.
Rangers 1, Mariners 2 – Scouts: Seattle is impressively 13 games above .500 and continue to win while missing a large section of the top of their lineup. This time they broke through with RBI singles from Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager in the 6th.
Marlins 7, Padres 2 – Prof: As I mentioned yesterday, my roomie brought home a crap ton of fish. Yesterday, the Feesh brought home a bunch of runs in the fourth inning. Cameron Maybin was 3-4 with two RBI.
Twins 8, Royals 5 – Scouts: Lance Lynn pitched just well enough to keep the hapless Royals off the board, and the Twins offense woke up a little with some timely hits from the likes of Miguel Sano, Brian Dozier, Eddie Rosario and Mitch Garver.