Prof: Hey there, FI fam! A short post made shorter due to inclement weather. Today’s music is one of my favorites – New Order. Rising from the ashes of another favorite band (Joy Division), they helped usher in the post-punk alternative sound that ultimately led to the explosion of the Alt-Rock sound that was everywhere in the 90s. I know this crowd tends to go more for some older stuff, but do you like any of the early 80s alternative music?
Brewers 4, Phillies 7 – Scouts: Phillies fans are already starting to boo Bryce Harper who responded by going -04 with 3 strike outs. I know he’s not playing all that super well, but good lord Philly, it’s only the middle of May. Despite Philly fans living up to their terrible reputation, Harper still ended up contributing with his glove, making a diving catch with the bases loaded and 2 outs to end a potential Milwaukee outburst in the 7th and preserving the tie. The offense responded with 3 runs in the bottom of the frame and Philly doesn’t deserve the team they have.
Astros 8, Tigers 1 – Prof: Houston went yard twice in the second inning and four times overall in Detroit. Jake from State Farm went 2-3 with 2 RBI, which was his two run homer.
Angels 5, Twins 4 – Prof: Shohei Ohtani is real, and he’s spectacular. The dual threat phenom, recently returned from the IL, crushed his first homer of the season with a magnificent 429 foot bomb that drove him Mike Trout for the lead, and Los Angeles of Anaheim of California never looked back. Tommy LaStella broke a tie in the sixth inning with a solo shot of his own and the Angels squeeze by the red hot Twins.
Spiders 2, White Sox 5 – Prof: Yoan Moncada, have a day! Two home runs in a three hit game as the third baseman puts the Pale Hose on his back. Jose Abreu also hit a solo dinger.
Pirates 3, Diamondbacks 9 – Scouts: Arizona had been struggling with runners in scoring position, something they are clearly going to have to improve upon if they plan on a playoff run this year. They took a step in the right direction last night, picking up 6 hits with RISP, scoring 9 runs, and snapping a 3 game losing streak.
Athletics 5, Mariners 6 F/10 – Scouts: Seattle gets a much needed shot in the arm with a come from behind victory in the 10th. After nearly blowing it by giving up a solo homer to Ramon Laureano, Seattle rallied thanks to several hits, including a Domingo Santana double and a Omar Narvaez single to walk it off and stun the A’s.
Orioles, Yankees – PPD