Prof: Scout found the gif the other day and immediately sent it to me in a message to let me know that was our Monday Opening Image. It’s now a new obsession. I think we’ll be seeing it a lot around here, it’s amazing.
Also, Scout chose all of today’s musical selections so if you like something, you can give him the ol’ hat tip.
White Sox 5, Red Sox 2 – Scouts: Reynaldo Lopez out dueled Rick Porcello, stifling the Red Sox offense, holding them to two runs and six hits over 6.1 innings.
Orioles 3, Blue Jays 13 – Prof: Part of me wanted to not write a recap of this game, but merely post this video instead:
But you guys deserve more than this, even though if we’re honest that’s really all that’s needed.
The Grandy Man – remember when the Mets left him for dead, and Toronto scooped him up? – went 4-5 and six RBI, and Randal Grichuk went 3-5 with an RBI of his own. Hard to believe that Baltimore scored first in this clown show (Trey Mancini hit a solo dinger). So now the O’s return to Birdland to get their tailfeathers plucked by the Red Sox before meeting up with the only team that is possibly more pathetic than they are, the Miami Marlins. Should I go to that game? I think I should; what up Big Buckin’ Chicken!??!
Spiders 9, Tigers 2 – Scouts: Corey Kluber continued his dominant season, on the road to a likely Cy Young award. Kluber is the first to 10 wins and baffled the Tigers to the tune of 5 hits over 8 innings.
Padres 3, Marlins 1 – Prof: I’m just gonna say it. This was a boring ass game, y’all. Boring. Look at the Marlins who completely bombed at the plate: Starlin Castro (duh). Justin Bour. J.T. Realmuto. Lewis Brinson (again, duh). Ouch. The Padres didn’t need Eric Hosmer to hit a two run homer, but he did.
Mariners 5, Rays 4 – Scouts: Seattle keeps on winning. Of course it helps that they have faced the Rays in 7 of their last 9 games which is just bonkers if you ask me. We will see what Seattle is really made of starting right now. They will face the Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, and Red Sox once again over the next two weeks.
Cardinals 3, Reds 6 – Prof: Oh, wow, Cincinnati had a thirteen game losing streak against St. Louis! Not any more, though! Thanks to an offensive volley in the third and fourth innings, the Reds squeaked by the Redbirds. And there wasn’t even particularly one player or another who were on fire. My small child Scooter Gennett drove in two, while a few other Reds players (including Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart) had one RBI a piece.
Brewers 3, Phillies 4 – Prof: Brewers, why?
The Brewers were briefly in the lead, at Citizens Bank Park, then the bottom of the fifth happened. This is how the Phillies took the lead and kept it: J.P. Crawford hit a single. Phils player was safe on a Travis Shaw error. The pitcher (Zack Eflin) had a fielder’s choice and moved Crawford and Knapp over. Then Dan Jennings walked Hernandez, which brought Crawford home. Ugh, and it just devolved from there. No matter, the Brew Crew are still knocking on the door of 40 wins, which gives them I believe a two game lead on NL Central rival Chicago.
Angels 5, Twins 7 – Prof: Happy, dear friend, did you enjoy your angel meat? Since it took until today for you to be able to consume it, I am going to assume that it’s a dish that needs to be braised slowly for optimal deliciousness. Can you tell me about Jake Cave? I don’t think I’ve heard of him before. He went 3-4 yesterday. For Los Angeles of Anaheim, Minnesota was able to give Mike Trout that ultra fetching headwear, the Platinum Sombrero.
Pirates 7, Cubs 1 – Scouts: Anyone remember Ian Nova? Well, he held the Cubs to a single run over 5.2 and the bullpen held the rest of the way. Meanwhile the Cub’s bullpen had a disastrous 6th inning, allowing 5 players to touch home plate.
Astros 8, Rangers 7 – Prof: Woof. Stex, I need to know your thoughts on this game. Mine are that there’s no reason why it should have come down to the ninth inning between these two teams. I know there’s a rivalry and rivals always bring their best to each other, but for George Springer to win on a balk? Maaaaaaan.
D-backs 8, Rockies 3 – Prof: More division rivalry games as the Gritty Snakes defeated the Purple Dinos on Sunday. Ketel “20 Original Hits! 20 Original Stars!” Marte smashed a homer in the first inning to get this gritty party started. Paul Goldschmidt doubled, tripled, had two RBI and probably was completely forgotten about by anyone east of the Mississippi while doing so.
Royals 2, Athletics 3 – Scouts: Matt Chapman hit a solo homer in the 8th that broke the tie and gave the Athletics the win. Honestly, the most interesting thing in this game happened in the stands.
Giants 2, Nationals 0 – Scouts: Max Scherzer made one mistake, and it resulted in a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford. The Nats on the other hand, only managed 3 hits off of Derek Holland and company.
Braves 2, Dodgers 7 – Prof: This west coast swing was not good to the Braves. To add insult to injury for Atlanta, Anibal Sanchez had his hotel room broken into and a bunch of his stuff stolen. Anyway, let’s talk about this particular game, shall we? Who is Max Muncy? What is Max Muncy? WHY IS MAX MUNCY? (Did anyone else see Infinity War? lol) The Dodgers third baseman has been on fire lately, and he hit his third home run in as many games. Freddie Freeman continues to be on pace for yet another MVP caliber season. Let’s all hope and pray his wrist makes it through the year intact.
Yankees 0, Mets 2 – Scouts: Todd Frazier was the sole source of runs in this one, with a two-run shot in the 5th. The Yankees, much like the Nats were held to just three hits by a vastly weaker team.