Prof: It’s Friday, and you know what that means. Time for some girl power from the baddest of the badass ladies, Deborah Harry. That’s right, it’s all Blondie today.
Marlins 2, Phillies 5 – Prof: The Phillies wore their super sweet maroon and powder blue throwback unis, which is one of my favorite old looks. There were some fresh kicks out there, too:
For a minute, it seemed like the Feesh were going to pull this win out, but alas, ’twas not to be. Philadelphia came back hard in the bottom of the ninth, attacking Kyle Barraclough with a mighty three run homer from Maikel Franco. The Phils played as good as they looked.
Reds 4, Nationals 10 – Prof: Days after embarrassing New York, the Nats found a fresh victim in Cincinnati. Six runs in the second inning off of starter Tyler Mahle (who was promptly pulled) was really all they needed, but they frosted the cake in the eighth inning with twin dingers from Trea Turner and Bryce Harper.
Yankees 7, Red Sox 15 – Prof: Steve Pearce channeled the spirits of Ted Williams and David Ortiz, bringing devastation and destruction upon the New York Yankees last night. Pearce had three home runs and drove in six runs. Mookie Betts went 4-4, and the rest of the BoSox came back from a four run deficit to trounce their most hated rival. Boston is now 76-34 on the season and we’re only now just in August. What the everloving hell.
Orioles 8, Rangers 17 – Scouts: Woof. We all knew there would be days like this, and I’m sure there are many more to come. The O’s got an early 1 run lead, but then immediately fell behind 13-1 before they began to put up any sort of fight. Seven Rangers had a multi-hit game as Andrew Casner lasted just 1.2 innings. The bullpen didn’t fare any better with only third baseman Danny Valencia able to record an out without giving up any runs.
Padres 6, Cubs 1 – Scouts: When I heard the Cubs – Padres game ended 6-1 I figured, it was a predictable, but nice win for Chicago. But then I found out it was the Cubs who were 3 hit, and the bullpen that let them down. Austin Hedges came up big with the go-ahead 3-run homer in the 6th and that was just the beginning.
Giants 8, Diamondbacks 1 – Scouts: When I head the Giants – D’Backs game went 8-1…Well, you get it. Arizona lost an important one they should have won, and it cost them the division lead, now trailing the Dodgers by 1 game. Madison Bumgarner not only out pitched Zack Greinke, but he picked up the decisive hit off him aswell.
Blue Jays 7, Mariners 3 – Scouts: A few days after getting cut from Houston’s triple A squad the Fresno Grizzlies, Mike Hauschild found himself on the bump for Toronto and dealing against a playoff contender. Hauschild threw 6 scoreless innings and picked up his first career win. How about that?
Brewers 5, Dodgers 21 – Scouts: Clayton Kershaw doesn’t need 21 runs, but he got it anyways. 5 Dodgers homered, Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Brian Dozier, and Justin Turner, and every starter, including Kershaw collected at least one hit. The brewers pitched two different position players once things got out of hand.
Angels 2, Rays 4 – Prof: The Tampa Bay Sea Creatures had a pitcher go more than three innings – five, actually – and that same pitcher got his first career win. In pathetic news, Mike Trout is day to day with a wonky wrist. We can’t have nice things.
Rockies 2, Cardinals 3 – Scouts: Jose Martinez was called off the pinch to pinch hit with one down and two on in the 9th and delivered, blooping the go-ahead single to right to walk it off for the redbirds.
Royals 4, White Sox 6 – Prof: Oh, it’s my old friend and former Brave Luis Avilan! ~sings to the tune of Feliz Navidad~ Luis Avilan! Luis Avilan! I had no idea that Luis was playing for the Southsiders. He got a save in this game, against the Royals – a team so incredibly awful that only the Orioles can match their stench this season. No matter; Jose Abreu (2-4 including a solo dinger) continues to do mighty things for a team that doesn’t deserve him.
Braves 4, Mets 2 – Scouts: Mike Foltynewicz was spotted four early runs, allowing him to cruise through 6 strong innings against the LOLMets.