Prof: Today’s artist is Highly Suspect. I started getting into them because the station I listen to plays them quite a bit, and I’ve really enjoyed the songs I’ve heard so far. Have y’all discovered anything new to you lately?
Tigers 3, Orioles 0 – Prof: Wow, this was pretty dang stinky. Dylan Bundy went seven, gave up three, and inflated his ERA to 4.58. Pretty much every Oriole went hitless, except for Jonathan Villar and a guy so new that when I clicked on his name on ESPN it basically 404’d me.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 4 – Prof: Adam Wainwright went six innings, struck out ten, only allowed four….and got the loss. That’s how good this Phillies team is; you get struck out ten times and you still end up a winner. Cesar Hernandez hit a two run homer in the fourth inning to seal the deal.
Spiders 7, Red Sox 5 – Scouts: The Sox bullpen really blew this one, giving up 5 runs in the 9th allowing the Spiders to deliver a stunner in Boston. Greg Allen tied it with a two-run homer and Jordan Luplow put Boston out of their misery thanks to a two-run double. If only there were some sort of pitcher available who could enter the game in the late innings with the game on the line and get a few outs.
Blue Jays 1, Rays 3 – Scouts: Avisail Garcia hits an inside the park homer that might not have been the worst defensive play of the year, but sure is top 5.
Giants 3, Marlins 11 – Prof: My lord. The Shark has jumped himself. Four innings, five earned runs. Our old friend Old Gator called it in the comments yesterday, but man this is just sad. I mean, it started out pretty good for San Francisco – Joe Panik hit a solo homer. And then it just turned into a steamroll. What’s bad is that a lot of the Marlins’ scores weren’t really because of bad Shark pitching but bad Giants fielding.
Nationals 5, Braves 4 – Scouts: Strasburg allowed 2 over 7, and Sean Doolittle was able to pitch a scoreless 9th to shut it down. It was almost a proper performance if not for Kyle Barraclough’s 2 run 8th. Still it was enough for a victory, so there’s something. Austin Riley homered once again for Atlanta.
Cubs 6, Astros 9 – Scouts: Chicago homered 5 times, but it wasn’t enough to stop Alex Bregman and the Astros.
Royals 1, White Sox 2 (a continuation of the postponed game from Monday) – Prof: This game had been postponed in the fifth inning due to rain and was played before Tuesday’s regularly scheduled contest. It was won by Yomer Sanchez’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
Royals 3, White Sox 4 – Prof: The actual Tuesday game had more White Sox runs, this time a score due to a throwing error from Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield. Lucas Giolito went eight innngs, struck out ten, and only allowed three runs in the win.
Brewers 3, Twins 5 – Scouts: As if they aren’t already good enough, Devin Smeltzer had his major league debut for Minnesota last night, and all he did was strike out 7 over 6 innings of shutout ball. He wasn’t able to get the win however, due to MLB’s terrible win rules, but we all know who the winner of this one was.
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 6 – Scouts: Colorado keeps their hot streak going, winning their 5th, in the last 7 thanks to Chris Iannetta, a late fill in smacking a two-run homer in hte 7th.
Padres 4, Yankees 4 – Prof: San Diego scored nearly all of their runs in the first inning off Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Eric Hosmer alone brought home three of those runs with a home run. The Yankees tried and nearly succeeded to get close in the seventh inning but they just missed.
Pirates 6, Reds 11 – Prof: Derek Dietrich is the new Scooter Gennett. Nah, not really, no one could be my precious small child. But in lieu of a Scoots Magoots, Double D will do. Dietrich hit three dingers in this win – all three were two run homers. Bad news for Pittsburgh, though; pitcher Jordan Lyles left the game due to injury.
Rangers 11, Mariners 4 – Scouts: Three games in a row Texas has opened with a reliever, and three games in a row they’ve won. Of course a 7 run 5th inning didn’t hurt either.
Angels 6, Athletics 4 – Scouts: Oakland homered three times, but in the end it was a Shohei Ohtani single that made the difference.
Mets 7, Dodgers 3 – Scouts: Cody Bellinger hit his 20th homer of the season. Yes, you read that right. But it was Michael Conforto who made the biggest splash with a grand slam in left center in the 7th.