Prof: It’s Girl Power Friday and today our female empowerment is coming from the talented, powerful Mary J Blige. One of the rare female artists that, when I hear her songs in a store or out in public somewhere, I can’t help but sing along. She’s been a favorite of mine since high school and keeps getting better, in my opinion.
Giants 11, Rockies 12 – Prof: A wild one in Denver as these two NL West teams slugged it out in a snowstorm! When it’s snowing heavy enough that it looks like tv static in photos, you know something’s happening. Started out with back to back dingers at Dinger’s House, but it wasn’t a purple dinosaur going yard – it was Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds. Ian Desmond added a two run blast of his own to quickly make it seven nothing in the second inning. San Francisco came roaring back in the fourth inning, and by the sixth inning they were tied six-all. Back and forth nickel-and-diming and the Giants tried to tie it up again with two scores in the ninth, but Colorado pulled it out in this wintry May mix-up.
Reds 3, Athletics 0 – Scouts: Derek Dietrich started things off with a two-run homer in the first, which was all that Tanner Roark and company needed. Eugenio Suarez homered in the third, but that was just icing on the cake.
Angels 13, Tigers 0 – Prof: Wow! The Angels were in the outfield! And in the infield, and on the basepath… First things first, Albert Pujols hit a career milestone with his solo homer in the third inning, becoming the fourth player in baseball history with 2,000 career RBI. (For the record, those other three? Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and ARod.) Other Angels smashin’ taters yesterday were Tommy LaStella (with two), Kole Calhoun, and my thiccccccc boy Justin Bour, the Big Buckin’ Chicken.
White Sox 0, Spiders 5 F/6 – Prof: The White Sox were already down by five and only had two hits when the game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to bad weather coming through the Magical Land of Cleve. Jordan Luplow hit two home runs in this wet and soggy affair.
Marlins 1, Cubs 4 – Scouts: Chicago just keeps mashing against the Marlins, with both Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo going deep in this one. Yu Darvish got a no decision despite only allowing 1 hit, he only lasted 4 innings. Mike Monthomery came in to pitch the final 5 and picked up the win.
Mariners 1, Yankees 3 – Prof: J.A. Happ and the Yankee ‘pen had a combined two hitter. Rough day for Seattle, who was depleted due to injury. Dee Gordon left the game early as a precaution after being hit by Happ.
Pirates 4, Cardinals 17 – Prof: St. Louis has been seeing all of these insane double-digit wins lately and decided to get in on that action, and how. Michael Wacha went nearly six innings for the win, but almost anyone would have gotten a win for the Birds on the Bat after this breakout performance. Paul Goldschmidt was 3-5 with two RBI, Yadi Molina was 3-4 with two RBI, Dexter Fowler had three RBI, and Marcell Ozuna drove in four.
Rangers 2, Astros 4 – Scouts: Ohhhhhhh Josh Reddick! Lept right on up and snatched what would have been a game winning three-run homer back from the brink absolutely robbing Hunter Pence! The homer would have been Pence’s second on the night.
Braves 2, Diamondbacks 3 – Scouts: Atlanta finally was able to get out of LA, but didn’t find their surroundings in Arizona any more hospitable. Luke Weaver pitched 7 innings of lights out ball, allowing just a single run as Braves fans continue to ask where are all my bats at?
Nationals 6, Dodgers 0 – Scouts: Patrick Corbin was handed a 3 run lead before he ever stepped foot on the diamond, and he made the most of it. He locked down the potent Dodger bats to just 3 hits over 7 strong innings, giving the Nats just what they needed.