Scouts: In case anyone was wondering, I do in fact write the recaps while listening to the music that’s selected. After several years of selecting music with the Prof, we are still at it, trying to select songs and artists we hope we haven’t used before. Of course it’s impossible not to reuse some music from time to time, but hopefully we are able to still surprise from time to time. Has there been any artists, mainstream or not that we have yet to cover that you are still hoping for?
Twins 8, Blue Jays 0 – Prof: The Twins have now won twenty games. Happy, your boys are out of control, but in a good way! Jason Castro went 2-3 including a two run homer. Not to be outdone, Eddie Rosario grounded out for an RBI, sac fly for an RBI, and a solo homer. If they keep this up, Paul Molitor might win AL Manager of the Year. Yeah, I said it. I guess we’ll see after the All Star Break.
Diamondbacks 1, Rays 12 – Prof: Lord have mercy, but the Tampa Bay Sea Creatures really gave the Gritty Snakes some fits. Tommy Phan had a grand slam in the second inning to bring them up to six right away. Blake Snell went six innings and struck out nine in the win.
Nationals 3, Brewers 5 – Scouts: Errors will kill you every time, and this game was no different. Aided by 4 Nats errors, the Brewers were able to take advantage all the way to the bank.
Phillies 0, Cardinals 6 – Scouts: The Phillies bats couldn’t get started against Miles Mikolas who pitched incredibly effectively and efficiently on the nigh, allowing just 3 hits over 7 shutout innings.
Marlins 6, Cubs 5 – Scouts: Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. The Marlins, were able to improve to just 14 games under .500 thanks to a 3-run 9th that featured some very exciting walks, ground outs, and grounding into double plays.
Royals 4, Astros 6 – Scouts: George Springer go boom. Carlos Correa go boom. Robinson Chirinos go boom. Astros just keep lighting fireworks and the wins keep on coming.
Giants 4, Reds 12 – Prof: What was the buzz in Cincinnati? Well, first of all, there was a giant swarm of bees that decided to invade Great American Ball Park, which delayed the game for nearly twenty minutes while they basically hung out at home plate. Once the bees were done, it was the Reds’ turn to sting. In the sixth inning, four Cincinnati players were plunked – twice while the bases were loaded. Towards the end of the contest, San Francisco in desperation trotted out the Panda, Pablo Sandoval, to take the mound, and he promptly hit a dude, too. Five Reds players hit tied the NL all time record. Oh, and Nick Senzel hit two home runs for the Reds. Just a lot of hurtin’ all the way around, I guess.
White Sox 9, Spiders 1 – Prof: The Noted Drone Enthusiast was talking smack on Twitter towards Tim Anderson. Anderson did hit an RBI single, but the Pale Hose King was without a doubt Yoan Moncada, who had two home runs off Bauer. The only Cleveland score came from a Jason Kipnis single.
Mariners 3, Yankees 7 – Scouts: Felix Hernandez had one of his bad days, giving up 7 runs, 6 earned on 8 hits over 5 innings. CC Sebathia on the other hand contained the damage to just 3 runs over the same number of innings.
Red Sox 1, Orioles 4 – Prof: Johnny Baseball! Or as people who don’t live in Baltimore say, Jonathan Villar. The former Brewer and current hot bat for the Orioles hit a grand slam and John Means was able to take a quality start into the seventh, helping secure a win for the Charm City and giving the bullpen a bit of a breather for the night.
Mets 0, Padres 4 – Scouts: We had ourselves a little pitchers duel, and Chris Paddack was able to come out on top of Jacob deGrom. Paddack struck out 11 over 7.2 innings. Paddack is taking a early lead for NL Cy Young already racking up 46 strike outs on the season.
Braves 3, Dodgers 5 – Scouts: Walker Buehler pitched a gem shutting down the Braves, who aren’t quite getting off to the start many of their fans had hoped. The Braves are just a game over .500 and can’t seem to get out of their funk, showing at times flashes of greatness, and then others looking completely overwhelmed.
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But the real hero for the Feesh was hapless Chicago stemtideman Pedro Strop, who came in to open the top of the ninth facing the bottom of the Feesh order – which is kinda like cave diving – up 4-3, and promptly issued a walk, a single and a walk to load the bases, then walked Rosell Herrera (!) to drive in the tying run, after which his successor Kyle Ryan allowed two more runs on successive groundouts to Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado (the latter featured a brain fart [phoot!] by Ryan who threw somewhere other than home to botch a double play and allow what turned out to be the winning run to score).
I don’t know what Maddon was thinking as he watched Strop implode but whatever it was, it must have taken up all his RAM.
The Cubs’ weak spot all season has been their boolpen and last night we got to watch a full-fledged meltdown. I gotta like the odds with Caleb Smith going tonight, Jon Lester or no.
I’m now a big Paddack fan.
Yeah, another one of the brilliant Mike Hill trades that helped make the Feesh what they are today.
I can’t remember seeing the B-52s here. I am pleased by most selections here, always looking too expand my range. My all time faves are the Police and Bowie. Bowie could count for multiple entries because like the Beatles and Spinal Tap he went through several phases.
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I’m white and I can’t even tell the nondescript gritty white guys playing for the Cards apart. I just cheer for random white dude. Except for Bader tots. And I call him Ken doll because all I remember about him is that he’s a Ken doll type. But paper calls him Bader tots. It’s some kind of tater tot joke. Cards fans. 😒