Prof: Happy Friday. My trip to Syracuse for a business meeting was actually organized by the Devil. I’ve had maybe 8 hours of sleep since Wednesday. I’m exhausted, so thank god that there weren’t very many games last night.
Orioles 7, Spiders 14 – Scouts: Not much pitching going on in this one. Trevor Bauer was smacked around by the Orioles offense, allowing 7 runs in 5 innings. Thankfully the O’s threw out Dan Straily who couldn’t make it out of the 4th, and then tossed in one of the worst bullpens in the league. Every single O’s pitcher gave up at least one run. Jason Kipnis homered twice, and picked up 6 RBI’s.
Cubs 2, Reds 4 – Prof: After a lengthy rain delay, the Reds come out on top, thanks to hit machine Eugenio Suarez’s two RBI night.
Cardinals 2, Braves 10 – Prof: Austin Riley is the truth. Just as when Mike Soroka and Ronnie Acuna came out, guns blazing, the phenom third baseman was hot from the get-go. Riley’s first MLB hit from a few days ago was a home run. That’s The Natural. Surely it can’t last, right? Wrong. Riley went 3-4 and had an RBI against veteran Adam Wainwright. Not to be outdone, Julio Theran went five innings and had an RBI single, as well.
Blue Jays 2, White Sox 4 – Scouts: A very interesting conclusion on this one. With the game tied 2-2 in the 8th and two men on, Ryan Cordell received the call to bunt. The play was executed and held up on review. The Sox added an additional run on a sac fly on the next batter.
Mets 6, Nationals 7 – Prof: Give Sean Doolittle all the money. The Washington reliever/closer did the Lord’s work, getting out of a bases-loaded gum up to help the Nats defeat division rival New York. Gerardo Parra hit a two run homer in the win.
Brewers 11, Phillies 3 – Prof: Fun fact – Christian Yelich leads the majors in homers, but he has hit the majority of them at Miller Park. But folks, this ain’t Miller Park, and Yelich banged two of them last night at Citizens Bank Park in this rout of Philadelphia. Young Zach Davies, who looks like a child but I promise is a grown man, is now 5-0 on the season.
Athletics 17, Tigers 3 – Prof: Jurickson Profar hit a grand slam – his first one ever – and the A’s hit five homers total, as they completely slaughtered Detroit.
Rangers 16, Royals 1 – Prof: Texas hit five home runs in this absolute destruction of Kansas City. It wasn’t all the homers that did the Royals in, though, although two from Rougned Odor and a moonshot from Hunter Pence didn’t help. No, it was the throwing errors and wild pitches that sealed KC’s fate.
Twins 11, Mariners 6 – Scouts: Who likes homers? The Twins went yard 4 times in this one, asserting their dominance against the Mariners. Jason castro, Max Kepler, C.J. Cron, and Bryon Buxton all went deep for the Twins. The Mariners attempted to keep up hitting 4 of their own, but they were almost all of the solo variety.
Pirates 3, Padres 4 – Scouts: With one mighty swing of the bat, Ian Kinsler excised a ton of frustration. His frustration towards the team’s recent losing streak, and especially his frustration towards his own recent slump, and inability to come up with the big hit.