Prof: Congrats to Casey Mize, a pitcher who was selected number one overall last night in the Draft. Congrats also to Historio and Sparty, whose Tigers received this bountiful goodness. I’ve seen some isolated video of him on the mound, he is impressive. Looking forward to seeing him be more of a Justin Verlander instead of a Mark Appel.
Yankees 7, Tigers 4 (Game 1) – Prof: A good old fashioned split doubleheader. Game one featured a gem from Luis Severino, who is quietly racking up points towards a shiny 2018 AL Cy Young Award (along with Chris Sale and a boatload of Houston arms). Sevy went eight full innings, struck out ten, only allowed one. Pretty good effort, and the offense really only needed to do the bare minimum for this game. Nah. Let’s have catcher Austin Romine hit a three run dinger and run game one up.
Yankees 2, Tigers 4 (Game 2) – Prof: Frankly, they should have saved a little of that offense for this game. Detroit Rock City might have dropped the day match, but they were working on their night moves. Aaron Judge got himself a platinum sombrero. Here’s the thing – I propose that Mike Fiers just never face Giancarlo Stanton ever again, because he is always hitting the Iron Giant with a wild pitch. Always. I don’t think he’s ever gotten over the time he tore Giancarlo’s face off at Miller Park. Fiers was never the same after that moment, let’s be real here. A couple of innings later, Stanton hit a massive homer off of Fiers.
Royals 6, Angels 9 – Scouts: Jefry Marte went 4-4 and homered, Mike Trout hit a pair of RBI singles, and the Halos put three on the board twice in the final innings to suck any air of excitement out of Royals fans.
D-Backs 3, Giants 10 – Prof: Well, well. San Francisco isn’t making it easy for the NL West these days. They are back at .500 and traditionally they like to come on stronger as the season rolls on. The Gritty Snakes are losing their way, with Ketel “One Hit Wonder” Marte and Jake Lamb the only Diamondbacks with any kind of follow-thru in their bats. So many Giants homers! Cutch, Brandon Crawford, Panda, and Nick Hundley. Seriously, Panda and Nick Hundley. Everybody was getting a knock last night.
Braves 4, Padres 11 – Scouts: Um…What? Julio Teheran got lit up, responsible for 4 runs on 5 hits over 4 innings. Luiz Gohara followed that up with 6 runs on 6 hits while recording just one out. Hey, everyone’s allowed a day off, but come on Atlanta. You are the chosen one!