Prof: Hey folks, I was a little under the weather last night, so today’s recap isn’t going to be quite as recappy, if you know what I mean. I’ll make it up to you tomorrow, I promise.
Scouts: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will finally be headed to the show. The much hyped prospect will hopefully provide a shot in the arm to the MLB marketing department. We know at least one person who I’m sure if super excited for his debut. Anyone else excited to have a little Vlad back in their life?
Royals 10, Rays 2 – Scouts: Blake Snell was chased in the 3rd after giving up 3 runs, 2 of which were earned. Ryan Yarbrough didn’t provide much relief however, allowing 7 runs on 8 hits in 4.1 innings. Whoops.
Marlins 2, Spiders 6 – Scouts: Jose Ramirez hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts, but hopefully all it took was a visit from Miami. Ramirez went 3-4 with 4 RBI’s and single-handedly took apart the Marlins.
Brewers 2, Cardinals 5 – Prof: Waino gets his 150th career win over division rival Milwaukee, while keeping Christian Yelich’s bat cold.
Nationals 5, Rockies 9 – Scouts: Trevor Story extended his hit streak to 12 with a triple and a single. Nolan Arenado went 2-4 with 3 RBi and David Dahl went 3-5 as the Nats weren’t able to shut down anyone in the middle of the Colorado lineup. Losing Royce Harper is not this squad’s biggest problem.
Rangers 5, Athletics 6 – Scouts: Chad Pinder continued to show his value coming off the bench, singling in the winning run as the A’s completed the sweep of Texas, moving both squads to a game over .500.
Mariners 0, Padres 1 – Scouts: Seattle continues their downward spire, at one point getting sending 19 consecutive outs to the plate as Chris Paddack just absolutely dominated them. Paddack struck out 9 and allowed just a single hit and walk over 7 innings.
Giants 4, Blue Jays 0 – Scouts: Drew Pomeranz held Toronto to a pair of hits over 6 innings as Clay Buchholz got roughed up allowing 4 runs in 5, allowing the Giants to complete the sweep.
Braves 3, Reds 1 – Prof: In this contest, Puig was most definitely Atlanta’s friend. A timely error helped Ronald Acuna Jr. to score from first base. Mike Soroka, my large Canadian lumberjack child, gets the win in this, his second start after being shut down last year. Soroka went 5 2/3 innings with seven Ks.
Phillies 6, Mets 0 – Prof: OK, so you know how people are getting heated over home run displays? Bat flips and what not? Well, it’s going to be a thing this year I think. Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins got a bug up his butt and did a slow trot after Mets’ reliever Jacob Rhame threw inside at him a couple of times. You know what? Good for him. You know I’m usually on the side of the pitcher but what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 2 – Scouts: Merrill Kelly bounced back from a horrible, terrible, no good, 7 walk performance to hold the Pirates to 6 hits across 7 innings. Kelly only walked 2, and kept the damage to a minimum allowing just a pair of solo homers.
White Sox 3, Orioles 4 – Scouts: After their woopin a few days ago, my mother who watches more Orioles baseball than I do these days was lamenting over how terrible the team was. It got me to thinking. We knew they were going to be bad, but really they are MUCH better than they were last year. Or at least they feel better. Maybe it’s a case of expecations being so much lower, but it feels almost like a gift when this squad puls out a victory. Anyways, Stevie Wilkerson was granted first base on a hit by pitch, that was later overturned on replay. He then responded by hitting his first career homer. Pretty nifty story.
Tigers 4, Red Sox 11 – Scouts: The Boston bats woke up for once, driving in 11 runs on 12 hits, none of them leaving the ball park. Mookie Betts picked up a pair of hits while J.D. Martinez went 3-4.
Dodgers 6, Cubs 7 – Scouts: A pair of 3-run homers in the 6th doomed Walker Buehler and Scott Alexander, while Brad Brach picked up the win after pitching just .2 innings. Such a strange game isn’t it?
Twins 1, Astros 7 – Scouts: V-Mart, who seems to have been pitching for approximately 250 years now, is still just as good as he always was. Verlander went 8 strong innings, striking out 8, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits.
Yankees 6, Angels 5 – Prof: New York rallied from five down in late innings to get the win over the Los Angeles Mike Trouts.