Prof: It’s another Girl Power Friday. This Saturday a friend from work invited me to the Orioles game for her birthday, and gave me a ticket even. I was already thinking of going because the Feesh will be in town and I kinda want to see Justin Bour in person. Anyway, today I’m posting some of my favorite bops for y’all in preparation for the weekend.
Giants 6, Marlins 3 F/16 – Prof: The other day, our esteemed colleague Old Gator opined in the comment section about San Francisco, asking if they were truly as bad as they seemed. Well, friends, when you have to take the British Virgin Islands Feesh into extra innings to win a game, you’ve got some issues. It basically ended when Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval hit a two run single in the sixteenth inning. When was the last time the Kung Fu Panda was good for a winning at-bat? It’s been a while.
Spiders 5, White Sox 2 – Scouts: Chicago actually had a 2-1 lead in this game, but of course they couldn’t hold that. Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez went yard for the team that shall not be named.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 1 – Scouts: Seattle was dealt a rare loss as David Price out pitched Felix Hernandez. In the end, it all came down to a solo home-run by Xander Bogaerts.
Rockies 3, Phillies 9 – Prof: Yesterday, Philadelphia honored the career of soon-to-be-enshrined Hall of Famer Jim Thome. Jim Jam the Tater Mashin’ Man spent a long time in Philly and is beloved there (as he is, rightfully, everywhere). In fact, yesterday was also the anniversary of Thome’s 400th home run, hit in a Phillies uniform. Gotta love the symmetry. He spent some time talking to some of the young kids in the org before the game.
It appears that Rhys and his teammates took Thome’s words to heart, because young Hopkins alone went 3-5 including a first inning dinger that probably made Jim proud. In fact, I’m sure he probably smiled from ear to ear.
Astros 7, Athletics 3 – Prof: I read on Twitter a theory that Khris Davis from the A’s zapped all of the power from Chris Davis of the O’s and somehow that makes a lot of sense to me. Khris was involved in both of Oakland’s scoring plays, but even by Crush/Krush powers combined they can’t defeat the reigning champions. A wild sixth inning saw Alex Bregman have a fielder’s choice that turned into two errors and an RBI, then moments later a Jose Altuve double brought Bregman home, too.
Twins 1, Tigers 3 – Scouts: Michael Fulmer delt, and JaCoby Jones went deep as the Twins found yet another way to lose.
Rays 3, Yankees 4 – Scouts: Gleyber Torres hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fight, and Domingo German picked up his first MLB win.
Padres 2, Braves 4 – Scouts: The Braves are now 40-28, and are very clearly for real. So how far do you think they are going to actually go? Can they make it all the way to the promised land? Can they actually compete with the likes of Boston, New York, Houston?
Mets 3, Diamondbacks 6 – Prof: I don’t trust the Mets to do the right thing at all, so I fully expect them to trade Michael Conforto for a sack of potatoes and some used Juicy Fruit by the All Star Break, even though he does things like hit 445 foot home runs in losing efforts. That’s right, the young New York outfielder that no one talks about attempted to get his team closer to winning with a solo blast in the sixth inning, bringing the Mets within one. But the Gritty Snakes remembered that they are a superior team, and in the eighth inning both David Peralta and Jake Lamb hit solo homers of their own to put the cap on the evening.