Is everyone hype for Avengers Endgame? Tickets are selling out QUICK! quicker than any movie I can think of in recent memory. I would at this point be shocked if it didn’t break 99 kinds of box office records. Tickets sold out so hard it crashed multiple ticket broker websites. Is there anyone in/near New York/California/Chicago area that is planning on attending the AMC 22 movie marathon? 2.5 days of nothing but Marvel movies can’t be healthy for the human body. But I still really want to attend.
Cubs 4, Braves 9 – Prof: Max Fried had a no-no going until the sixth inning. Y’all, when I tell you that I feel like a proud momma… Max Fried has been my favorite of all of the young Braves pitchers for years now, and last night was essentially his debutante dance. What a beautiful moment, and vindication for your friendly neighborhood Prof, who has been driving this bandwagon for a long time.
Royals 4, Tigers 5 – Scouts: Both starters Jacob Junis and Spencer Turnbull lasted 6 innings and allowed 3 runs, with Turnbill only getting credited with 2 earned. The difference in this one was the bullpen where Kyle Zimmer was unable to record an out, walking 3 and allowing 2 to score. Not exactly the most exciting game, so let’s just move on to the next recap shall we?
Nationals 4, Mets 0 – Prof: Well, well, well. This was an interesting duel between two very capable pitchers. Thor went six innings, had six strike outs and two earned runs. Not bad, not bad at all. However, Stephen Strasburg also went six innings, but had nine Ks and no earned runs. So, yeah. That’s better. The Mets had a long night coming home to their home opener – two Mets had random drug tests sprung on them and one of them had to drink several pints of water to actually perform the test. But in the meantime, the rest of the team had to wait. And wait. And wait, a full hour after they were supposed to have left, and still waiting for their teammate to take a urine test. No wonder the team seemed sleepy. They probably were!
Yankees 8, Orioles 4 – Scouts: Everything was going well for the O’s in their home opener, they were up 4-1 thanks to a solo homer, a balk witht he bases loaded, and a wild pitch. Then Mike Wright came in. Honestly, I know they are desprate for arms, but I really don’t understand why he’s still on the team. Every-time I see him he’s give up runs in bunches. Anyways, Gary Sanchez homered, Gleyber Torres homered, and Luke Voit homered, and that they say was that. Chris Davis went 0-3 with 3 strikeouts and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th, who promptly singled. Davis is now 0-17 with 11 strike outs on the season. His OPS is .190.
Red Sox 3, Athletics 7 – Prof: Stephen Piscotty went 4-4 against Boston, including a three run homer in the third inning. Oakland is now 6-4, while the struggling Red Sox are 2-6 with a bevy of starting pitchers who can barely make it out of the third inning without double digit ERAs.
Blue Jays 1, Spiders 4 – Prof: Noted drone enthusiast Trevor Bauer was your winning pitcher of record in this match. The well known Twitter troll was pulled after seven no-hit innings because he was 117 pitches in. The Magical Land of Cleve was aiming for a combined no-no but it was broken up in the ninth inning. While Cleveland was unable to keep the no-hit bid, they did secure the win, which ultimately is more important.
Reds 0, Pirates 2 – Scouts: Jordan Lyles pitched 5 shutout innings but was unable to qualify for the win despite taking part in a shutout. The Reds fall to 1-5 and don’t really seem to have a lot going for them at the moment.
Rangers 11, Angels 4 – Scouts: Boy, the Angels sure are having a rough go of it this year. Clearly it’s still early, but they aren’t just losing, they are getting smacked around. Texas scored 5 in the first to kick off the game and it was all rear view mirrors from there. Almost every starter had a hit, with Rougned Odor being the sold exception, and only two home runs were hit, meaning it was quite the hit parade. Matt Harvey took it on the chin to the tune of 10 hits, 8 runs over 4 innings. Yikes.
Mariners, White Sox and Padres, Cardinals – PPD – makeup date 4/5