Prof: Just She Said today, I’m giving Scouty the day off. We’ve only got four games, so let’s take it easy. All breezy like.
Angels 1, Cubs 8 – Chicago’s been a little lackluster lately; the perfect time to go hard on an American League team. A bite of home cooking helped Jon Lester, who allowed only one run in seven innings and struck out six. A five run sixth inning didn’t hurt – nor did a Javier Baez and Willson Contreras pair of home runs.
Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1 – PITCHER’S DUEL!!! Walker Buehler had eleven strikeouts, Robbie Ray had nine. It was a three run homer from Corey Seager in the fourth inning – Ray’s one real mistake – that did the Gritty Snakes in.
Phillies 2, Padres 8 – The battle of Manny vs. Bryce, and this time it was Machado who reigned supreme. Manny had a grand slam against Phillies ace Aaron Nola to cap off an eventful sixth inning for San Diego.
Astros 4, Mariners 2 – Yuri Gurriel grounded out to the shortstop twice in this one, both times to drive home a run. Robinson Chirinos had a solo homer as well.