Prof: I picked the wrong week to take off, haha. This week, work has been crazy, with a lot of things happening that are out of the ordinary. I apologize in advance for my recaps not being as in-depth or fun as usual. Enjoy some Led Zeppelin.
Rockies 3, Cardinals 6 – Scouts: Marcell Ozuna, Harrison Bader, and Yadier Molina all collected three hits a piece as once again, Colorado just can’t seem to beat the teams you should be able to beat to get into the playoffs.
Brewers 4, Dodgers 6 F/10 – Scouts: Best friends Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop sat in opposing dugouts for the first time ever yesterday, and well, neither of them really did a whole lot offensively, although Machado did rudely take a pair of hits away from Schoop. New acquisition Brian Dozier however went 3-4 with an RBI, and Yasmani Grandal lit some fireworks with a pair of homers, including a two-run walk-off in the 10th.
Mets 3, Nationals 5 – Prof: Nats are back above .500 with this win over the sad Metropolitans. Noah Syndergaard came back from his bout with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease but alas, gets the L. New dad Anthony Rendon hit a two run home run.
Spiders 2, Twins 0 – Prof: A jingle that anyone who grew up in the South knows, or anyone who has ever listened to a Braves broadcast – “Lookie lookie lookie, here comes Cookie.” Citizens of The Land will probably co-op this soon on Carlos “Cookie” Carrasco’s starts. Cookie went seven and 1/3 innings, striking out ten, with no earned runs.
Reds 4, Tigers 7 – Scouts: Mike Fiers only lasted two innings, before leaving with a shin contusion, but the bullpen was able to hold despite a shaky 7th inning.
Blue Jays 3, A’s 8 – Scouts: Oakland picks up the sweep and moved into a tie for the final wild-card spot while doing so. The offense is running at full speed and everything seems to be coming up Oakland these days.
Astros 8, Mariners 3 – Prof: Orbit is out of the country on a humanitarian (Alien-tarian?) mission, and Stex’s guys are on the road themselves. Jake from State Farm Marisnick hit a two run bomb in the second inning while Max Stassi hit a three run homer in the fifth. Dallas Keuchel now has a record of .500.
Cubs 9, Pirates 2 – Prof: Smart pitching and consistent hitting came together at the right time for Chicago, making Cole Hamels’ team debut a successful one. Great day at the bat for Willson Contreras, who went 3-4 with 3 RBI.
Orioles 7, Yankees 5 – Prof: This wasn’t the Orioles winning, but Sonny Gray imploding like an old Vegas casino. All of the runs scored by Baltimore were given up by Gray in the first three innings of the contest. The O’s won even with two errors on the scoresheet. Great day at the plate for Trey Mancini, who went 3-5 with 2 ribbies and a solo homer.
Angels 2, Rays 7 – Prof: Weird. The Rays traded Chris Archer and cut Adeiny Hechavarria and suddenly can win games, and doing it with folks you’ve never heard of. Like shortstop Willy Adames. Who? Exactly. Adames went 2-4 with 2 RBI in this win. Another patented Johnny Wholestaff mound appearance. I only know the work of two of these pitchers and one of those pitchers I only know because he spent his college days at the University of Arkansas, and I sometimes keep up with their baseball team as a proud Arkansan.
Royals 10, White Sox 5 – Scouts: I couldn’t imagine another 15 run match-up that I could care less about.
Marlins, Braves – PPD due to rain