Prof: Happy Good Friday to those who celebrate, and happy and good Friday to everyone everywhere. Nothing but good, positive, Girl Power Friday vibes. Let’s do this.
Orioles 6, Rays 5 F/11 – Scouts: A nice little gift for a special Scout’s birthday. The O’s blew a 3 run lead only to rally and come back for the win in the 11th. Chris Davis even came in and got a pinch hit! Joey Rickard doubled in Davis for the win and oh what day of days.
Phillies 2, Rockies 6 – Prof: The Rockies are starting to warm up finally. Ryan McMahon hit two homers and had five RBI, while Kyle Freeland pitched six clean innings with seven strikeouts.
Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1 – Prof: The part of Prof’s recap will be performed by Michael Jordan.
Scouts: Yuck. Luke Weaver completely shut down the Braves, holding them to 4 hits and 1 walk and well no runs. Just nasty. Adam Jones, however whom no one wanted this off-season for reasons passing any logic or understanding continues his tear going 1-3 with a RBI and 2 walks. Jones has been lowered to 4th in the order and is batting .320. Miss ya buddy, so happy for you.
Giants 2, Nationals 4 – Prof: It’s about time. Patrick Corbin gets his first win in a Nats uni, going eight innings with a one-hitter. Congrats, SomeGuy. The Giants just seem toothless and sad these days. I love to hate them but it feels bad to just basically forget they exist. They need to be better so I can freely hate. Come on, Giants, y’all have a responsibility.
White Sox 7, Tigers 9 – Prof: GOOD NEWS HISTORIO AND SPARTY! Your guys broke their five game losing streak! Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and two RBI, and Miggy had an RBI single to put them ahead of Chicago.
Blue Jays 7, Twins 4 – Prof: NBJays, your guys went on a tear in the fourth inning. Justin Smoak hit a two run homer, then Eric Sogard hit a three run double. To rub it in even more, Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo homer in the eighth inning. Ken Giles gets the save. (As an aside, who else screws up his name, too? I always read it as TEO-scar, not TE-Oscar. And then I think of Scar from “The Lion King” but in a Blue Jays uniform. Yes, friends, that’s how my brain works.)
Mariners 11, Angels 10 – Scouts: I hope you like offense, because this is how you get offense. Neither starter, nor bullpen did a good job in this one with R.J. Alaniz and Jake Jewell performing particularly poor, combining for 1.2 innings pitched and 8 runs allowed. Woof. Meanwhile, 5 homers were spread across 29 hits. The most entertaining inning came in the 7th, when the Angels responded to the Mariner’s 3 runs with 7 of their own.
Reds 4, Padres 1 – Scouts: Joey Votto, Tucker Barnhart, and Jesse Winder all homered while Tanner Roark was able to hold back the Padres just long enough to turn it over to the bullpen.
Royals 6, Yankees 1 – Prof: What a world we live in, that Kansas City, a team filled to the brim with guys you couldn’t name even if they wore signs with their names on them, beats the Yankees, a team chock full of bonafide superstars and amazing players. The Royals have a second baseman named Adalberto Mondesi. I always think it’s RAUL Mondesi and then feel bad because that’s his dad and he’s also retired. The Royals also have a fellow named Dozier but it’s Hunter, not Brian, and I get confused every time I do a write up. Anyway, all this to say that the Yanks have no business getting smoked by Homer Bailey of all people, and now New York and KC have nearly identical records. What a world, indeed.
Dodgers 3, Brewers 1 – Prof: HOMERPALOOZA. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and Christian Yelich all went yard. That was it; that’s the show. There’s no shame in losing by two to a hot hitting team, especially when you are also a hot hitting team, and I have a feeling we’re going to see this match up again in the playoffs later in the year.