Prof: Only a precious few teams make it to the playoffs. My team is still battling it out for that number one spot, but I’m feeling confident. More than half of our readership won’t have a team get to the next level this season, so for y’all, today’s musical theme is all about despair.
Note – Scout is a late scratch for today’s post so a few games only have scores.
Mets 0, Phillies 4 – Prof: This was kind of the meh game before the real meat and potatoes, a matchup between my Braves and the other young upstart group in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies. Those upstarts made some noise in this game, most of all Rhys Hoskins, who in only a year and a month of major league service, has mashed fifty home runs. He’s the seventh faster player in league history to do so, and he’s only 25. Oh, tender youth.
Red Sox 1, Yankees 10
Blue Jays 1, Orioles 2
Royals 1, Pirates 2 – Prof: Wednesday was “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and I’m going to tell you a Pirate joke before we recap this game. How much does a pirate pay for a bushel of corn? A buccaneer! Whomp whomp! OK, now that bad jokes are over, let’s talk about good plays, and one of those good plays was off the bat of Adam Frazier, the Pittsburgh second baseman. Another was from Royals’ second baseman Adalberto Mondesi. Both gentlemen mashed solo homers to right center. Kind of a creepy coincidence, I think, but arrrrrrgh, creepy things shiver me timbers arrrrrrrrrgh.
White Sox 1, Spiders 4
Reds 0, Brewers 7 – Prof: It was the Jesus Show in Milwaukee, as it has been most of the year. Jesus Aguilar hit a three run homer, as did Manny Pina.
Mariners 9, Astros 0
Cubs 0, Diamondbacks 9
Rockies 2, Dodgers 5
Rays 9, Rangers 3 – Prof: Tommy Pham is living his best life in Tampa. Actually, he was in Arlington, but you know what I mean. He homered twice and the Tampa Bay Sea Creatures continue to play quality baseball without being able to reap the rewards of a playoff berth. It’s kind of sad, really. Usually a record of 85 wins gets you at least a Wild Card slot, but not this year.
Cardinals 3, Braves 7 – Prof: I’m probably never having children (and yes, I know, Gator, children are horrible), but if I did I would have to rethink my old idea of name a kid after Steve Avery. If I did have a little Prof, I might have to name that child after Freddie Freeman, because he is the way, the truth. Freddie is our forever MVP and he proved it again yesterday with three RBI and a home run to elevate Atlanta to a win against St. Louis. Also, the Ryan Gosling clone that no one talks about, Ender Inciarte, stole home! What a world. The magic number is now six and I am so happy about it. I mean… I don’t remember the last time I actively counted down the magic number.
Giants 4, Padres 8
Twins 8, Tigers 2 – Prof: AYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Williams Astu-stu-studillo was a machine! 2-4 and 3 RBI and he’s so much fun. Tyler Austin, Ehire Adrianza, and Robbie Grossman were pretty darn good, too. It’s such a shame that they couldn’t battle against the Spiders of Cleve to dominate the AL Central, but you can’t win them all. Unless you’re Boston, in which case you’ve won most of them, I guess.
Angels 0, Athletics 10