Prof: In an effort to continue to celebrate the fact that baseball is a worldwide family, today our music is decidedly Latin flavored. Do I understand what half of the lyrics are? Nope. But good music is good music and you can get your jam on no matter what. I’m starting out with an all time favorite of mine. Feel free to share any that you particularly enjoy!
Athletics 13, Orioles 2 – Scouts: Woof. Chris Davis was given the day off to try to I dunno feel less terrible about his new horrible record. It didn’t help the Birds much. A day after hanging 12 on the A’s, the A’s hung 13 on them. It was pretty brutal. 8 of the A’s 13 runs came in the final 3 innings.
Nationals 10, Phillies 6 F/10 – Prof: Frankly, both starting pitchers were kind of garbage in this one, which is surprising consider who they were (Strasburg and Nola). This was a dingerfest. Franco and Harper went yard for Philadelphia, while Gomes, Kendrick, Robles, and Soto mashed for Washington.
Twins 14, Mets 8 – Scouts: Ouch, Jacob deGrom had a night to forget, allowing 3 of 6 homers in this whoopin. Mitch Garver and Jonathan Schoop each went deep twice, while Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco also went yard. The Mets got 3 homers of their own, but never really were able to keep the game all that close.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 4 – Prof: Remember when you were in school? Remember group assignments? Now, it’s been about twenty years since I was in high school, but I remember there was always that one slacker who didn’t do much and it was only because of someone else’s 100% that you had a passing grade. Well, last night Marcell Ozuna was that slacker, and Yadier Molina was me. I mean, the person whose 100% saved the day. Yadi drove in three runs and Ozuna…well….
Yankees 3, Astros 6 – Prof: The Littlest Second Baseman Who Could hit a solo homer in the third and an RBI sac fly in the eighth, while George Springer and Michael Brantley both had RBI doubles. It continues to be feast or famine for the Yankees’ offense. The only player with more than one hit was Gary Sanchez; the vast majority went 0-4 all night.
Mariners 6, Royals 3 – Prof: Seattle continues their incredible season opening hot streak. They are now 11-2. How about that Jay Bruce? I feel like we all forgot he was even alive there for a while, but he’s reminding us that he is still lacing up the cleats. Dude hits a homer from the jump, plus had an RBI. Dee Gordon and Ryon Healy had themselves a night, and Dan Vogelbach continues to be ridiculous. The Mariners’ DH current is rocking a .500 batting average.
A bright spot for Kansas City was Billy Hamilton’s ridiculous run for home from second base. Usain Bolt called, he said to slow down a little.
Braves 7, Rockies 1 – Scouts: Colorado has not looked terribly good so far this season, and it didn’t help they ran into a Braves team that was just starting to heat up. Max Fried continues to make his case to say in the rotation, holding the Rockies to 1 unearned run over 6 innings. Ronald Acuna continues breaking out going 2-4 with another homer.
Rangers 4, Diamondbacks 5 – Scouts: Down 2 runs in the 9th, Jarrod Dyson got the call and he responded with a walk-off 2 run homer into right. The homer spared Zack Greinke from another loss in another not so spectacular performance. Greinke went 6.2 giving up 4 runs, 3 earned and now holds a 7.16 ERA.
Padres 2, Giants 7 – Scouts: Kevin Pillar enjoyed his first career Grand Slam on Monday so much, he decided to go ahead and do it again. Hey Kevin, I could have told you Grand Slams were a lot of fun, why did you wait so long to try it out?
Spiders 8, Tigers 2 – Prof: The Klubot finally gets a win. The Magical Land of Cleve tore it up, hitting four homers, while the Cleveland ace struck out eight. Insult to Detroit’s injury when Mikie Mahtook allowed two errors due to an error.
Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 5 – Scouts: You know things aren’t going very well when you have players stealing home on you. The Blue Jays sat back and watched the Red Sox celebrate their World Series, and went ahead and ruined the moment by literally stealing a victory. Chris Sale lasted just 4 innings, is now 0-3 and is sporting a 9.00 ERA. To make matters worse, he only struck out 3 batters in those 4 innings. Once Sale left, Boston used up SIX (6) relievers to close out the game. That’s a move that might haunt them in the coming days.
Rays 10, White Sox 5 – Prof: It’s good to see Charlie F’n Morton in the win column. The right hander went five innings and struck out seven. A fellow named Austin Meadows went 4-5 with 4 RBI including a two run homer.
Marlins 0, Reds 14 – Prof: First of all, who lets a team hang over a dozen runs on you, including five home runs, and not even get a sniff? The sadsack Feesh, that’s who. The Reds were missing their manager and power hitting outfielder, and then in the sixth inning superstar first baseman Joey Votto got hit in the ribs and had to leave the game in the seventh inning. Not one but two three-run homers in this crazy contest.
Brewers 8, Angels 11 – Scouts: The 6 runs the Angels scored in the first inning was just the beginning in a game that saw a ton of offense and not a lot of quality pitching. LA pulled ahead for good in the 7th on a bases-loaded walk. Tommy La Stella had himself a big night going 2-4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI’s.