Prof: I’m sure you all want to know my thoughts about the Marlins and Braves game. Well, friends, this is a family website and I pride myself on trying to be decent on here, so I’m not going to recap that. 😛 Just know that I am…. heated. Scout will be doing the write up on that one. I will let my captain, the irreplaceable Frederick C. Freeman, speak for me:
Red Sox 4, Phillies 7 – Prof: Big night for Philadelphia, holding off the best team in baseball handily. Bad night for Joe Kelly who gets the loss even though he only gave up one run – it’s just that the one run was the one that kinda put the Phillies over the edge. Big debut for Wilson Ramos, who slipped on the pinstripes for the first time and had 3 hits and 3 RBI on the night.
Mets 16, Orioles 5 – Scouts: Man, when you let the Mets hang 16 on you, it’s time to rethink some things in your life. Whoof. Three triples in a smaller ballpark. A grand slam. Brandon Nimmo had 5 hits alone. Dylan Bundy, what happened to you brother? You were supposed to be the one bright spot on the roster. Just yuck.
Rays 6, Yankees 1 – Prof:
- Looks at the Yankees lineup.
- Looks at the Rays lineup.
- Looks again.
Tampa took New York behind the woodshed last night, and I’m still not sure why. Could be because Aaron Judge is still out of the lineup, but that shouldn’t affect Stanton and the other guys. The Yankees pitching in this game, though, was lousy. Two guys with ERAs over 5 isn’t going to help your cause.
Spiders 4, Reds 3 – Prof: I was so mad about the Braves game that when I was writing up the scores on this one I forgot to write Spiders, haha. My small child, Scooter Gennett, went 2-4 in the loss, which is better than Joey Votto who was 0-4. The Magical Land of Cleve won off of a Melky Cabrera home run in the sixth inning.
Marlins 2, Braves 5 – Scouts: Spineless. Gutless. Petulant. Childish. MLB needs to step up here and make a statement that cowardly acts like Jose Urena performed last night needs to stop right here and right now. One of the brightest young stars in the game was assaulted right before our very eyes, for simply doing his job well. It’s utter bullshit. Thankfully the Braves were able to keep their heads and not get themselves further punished while they are pushing for the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Marlins who are going no where fast, have nothing to lose. Urena after the game gave the same bullshit excuse of “I was just trying to come inside”, which we all know is a load of crap. That pitch was 100% intentional and he needs to be sat down long and hard by MLB for his despicable, deplorable actions. Enough is enough.
Bonus outrage: Keith Hernandez. You need to shut the hell up you disgusting human being.
Rockies 1, Astros 12 – Prof: This is what’s called a butt kicking. It was over in the second inning, if we really want to be honest. At that time Houston was up by six, thanks in part to multi-RBI performances from Carlos Correa and Yuri Gurriel, and a sac fly from Alex Bregman. It was all down hill from there. The only Colorado score was off the bat of Trevor Story. Evan Gattis and Tyler White each hit two home runs.
Blue Jays 6, Royals 5 – Scouts: Curtis Granderson launched a grand slam in the fourth as part of a 5 run inning that pretty much buried the Royals right then and there. KC attempted a comeback in the 9th, but came up short.
Nationals 2, Cardinals 4 – Scouts: Things just keep getting worse and worse for the Nats. The Cards hung their 8th consecutive win over them in a game that was no where near as close as the final score would indicate.
White Sox 6, Tigers 5 – Prof: First things first – our dear friend and fellow FI blogger Historio contacted me today and let me know that she’s having problems with WordPress! So that’s why she hasn’t been commenting or posting lately. Of course, that has nothing to do with why Detroit lost this game against the White Sox. That has everything to do with Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson, who each hit a two run homer.
Pirates 4, Twins 6 – Prof: Chris Archer currently has a 5.65 ERA and allowed four of the Twins’ six runs in this game. However, he gets the no decision because Ervin Santana just didn’t smell baseball enough. This was a sloppy, error filled game. I bet it was hard to watch.
Brewers 4, Cubs 8 – Prof: Well, the Cubs are now three games ahead in the NL Central. Anthony Rizzo had himself a day, though. Rizz went 2-5, had a homer and three RBI. Jason Heyward went 3-5 and had two RBI. My question is this – what happens when Kris Bryant can return to the team? What will they do with David Bote, who has really made the most of his callup? I certainly wouldn’t want the team to send him back down – he’s outplaying a lot of the regulars.
Mariners 2, A’s 0 F/12 – Prof: That’s right – scoreless in regulars, it took Dee Gordon to hit a home run. Please reflect on this. Dee Gordon. A man who has hit 12 dingers in his career. Wild.
Angels 3, Padres 2 – Scouts: Rene Rivera returned from a three month DL stint, and boy did he bring the fireworks. Rivera homered to break a tie in the 9th and give the Halos another feel good victory.
Giants 3, Dodgers 4 F/12 – Scouts: LA ended a 5 game slump in walk-off fashion, delivering a sac-fly in the 12th by Brian Dozier. The game only went into extras because the bullpen gave up a game-tying three-run homer to Andrew McCutchen in the 8th.