Prof: At heart, I am a weird indie rock chick. Here’s some songs that I don’t hear people talking about enough that I truly love. I doubt you will, but I like to broaden horizons.
Spiders 9, Twins 8 – Scouts: Minnesota came storming back down 8-0 and then blew it immediately in the 8th. That’s gotta be about the worst type of loss. Francisco Lindor racked up 4 hits and two homers in the contest for the team that shall not be named.
Marlins 3, Padres 8 – Scouts: Derek Jeter’s team is in complete free fall, now 16 games below .500. Christian Villanueva hit his 15th homer for the Padres.
Rangers 1, Mariners 6 – Scouts: Wade LeBlanc picked up his first win as a starter in two years lasting 5 innings, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits. Nelson Cruz went 2-3 with 3 RBI and is pretty much on fire at the moment.
Angels 2, Tigers 6 – Scouts: It’s always nice when you can hold onto a 5 run lead, after batting around in the first inning.
Rays 3, Athletics 7 – Prof: Too little too late for the Tampa Sea Creatures. It was all Oakland, and everybody got on board. Total team effort here, featuring home runs by everyone named Matt – Joyce, Olson, and Chapman.
Cubs 5, Mets 1 – Prof: I shouldn’t feel sorry for the Mets, but I do. On paper, they don’t seem that bad – they are .500 and still have guys like Jacob deGrom playing for them. But in all honesty, they do so little with so much, and it doesn’t seem fair that they are going up against a Cubs team who is playing well and seemingly getting better. Jose Quintana pitched six shutout frames and six strikeouts to boot, while Ben Zobrist mashed a two run homer to break the game open in the fifth inning.
Pirates 8, Cardinals 10 – Scouts: Oh Pittsburgh. You sweet, innocent summer child. You picked up 4 runs in the 8th and took a 5 run lead into the bottom of the 9th and you fucking blew it. You blew it bad. Yairo Munoz walked it off with a three-run home run that capped a 5 run rally in the 9th that featured exactly zero outs by Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez.
Nationals 2, Braves 4 – Scouts: Sorry Nats fans, no more free victories. You had to leave the comfy confines of Baltimore to go play an actual, real live, professional baseball team and in the process lost your grasp on first place. What a series this is shaped up to be. Sean Newcomb gave up just a pair of runs over 7 innings in the series opener.
Phillies 2, Dodgers 1 – Prof: Clayton Kershaw came back last night. The Phillies crashed the party and broke the pinata, ate all the cake, and stole his presents. Aaron Nola went seven innings of two hit ball and seven K’s while Jorge Alfaro knocked in two runs. Scouts: It was announced well after Prof wrote this that Kershaw had to schedule a MRI after his start when his back started giving him trouble. A return to the DL may be in his future.
Red Sox 2, Astros 4 – Prof: The Astros offense might run hot and cold, but there’s one thing you really can’t take away from them – that starting rotation is what dreams are made of. Lance McCullers Jr. continues to outshoot his coverage by pitching six solid innings and keeping his team in play. Carlos Correa got the party started with a two run homer in the first inning.
Yankees, Orioles – PPD (rain)