When I was growing up my dad used to give me and my three brothers haircuts to save money. He was quite organized about it, having bought the full barber repertoire of scissors, combs and razors. Of course him being an
ex marine we all got crew cuts. He had this thing that was sort of like a large multi prong tuning fork that he would put on the top of our heads and then run the razor over. The hairs sticking out between the prongs would all thereby be cut to the same precise height. This happened about noon every other Saturday during which Paul Harvey would usually be on the radio.
Cardinals 5 Mets 4 (F/10)
This one was started on Thursday and suspended after the Cardinals tied it in the ninth. They only do that in baseball you know. The Cardinals win it in the 10th with some throwback small ball including a stolen base.
Nationals 7 Diamondbacks 3
Max Scherzer goes 7, only allows 2, K’s 10, and finally gets some help from his friends to notch the win
Red Sox 13 Orioles 2
Let’s see, the Red Sox hit five dingers. Thirteen runs, not a surprise. Mancini, who I guess is the Orioles best player gets a dong to give O’s fans at least a few moments of pleasure. Chris Davis got a hit. Not that long ago that would have been big news. For the curious he’s got his average up to 170. Ladies and gentlemen your World Champion Boston Red Sox have won three straight and are three games above 500.
Rangers 7 Reds 1
The Reds have the second best run differential in their division, twenty runs better than the first place Brewers. They’ve allowed fewer runs than any team in both leagues except the Rays. And they’re in last place. I know I keep bringing this up and should probably shut up about it, but I feel bad for Reds fans. How would you feel if you were a fan of the unluckiest team in baseball and lived in Cincinnati. On the other hand there may be some truth to the belief that statistics don’t completely and utterly determine the outcome of baseball games. And this was a modern baseball game. The Rangers use four pitchers with none of them going longer than three innings, including the
starter initial pitcher who threw three scoreless. And Andrus stole home for the Rangers.
Pirates 11 Marlins 0
Brault allows eight hit but zero runs over the first six then the Pirate bullpen allows exactly one hit over the final three. The Marlins use five pitchers and four of them damage their ERA.
Rays 9 Angels 4
Heaney gets the Angles off to a pretty good start allowing just one run in the first five innings, but then the Angel’s Yankee hating bullpen poop up eight runs to keep the Rays in first place.
Indians 7 13 Tigers 4
This one started out as it should. The
Indians break out with two in the top of the second but the mighty Tiger leaps back with two in the bottom of the second. The Tigers then take the lead with one in the third, and then they are hit by the wrath of the Gods in the fourth. Carpenter can’t get anybody out and the Indians throw on eight runs. But get this. six of the Indians thirteen runs are unearned. Come on Tigers, the Indians don’t deserve that.
Cardinal 9 Mets 5
This one got played after they finished their Thursday game. Somebody named Fowler puts the Cardinals ahead with a three run dong in the 8th. Historio probably watched it. She can tell us more if she wants to.
Braves 9 Phillies 8
The Braves have won eight straight and are sporting a 2 1/2 game lead over the Phillies. A homer happy game with each team getting three including Freddie Freeman’s 19th. The battle between the division leaders goes into the bottom of the ninth with the home team Braves down by two. Prof’s boys lay down a three spot for a walk off. The Phillies vow revenge.
Twins 2 Royals 0
The Twins are calling themselves “El Bomba Squad”. They’re even selling El Bomba Squad T shirts. I’m not sure if it’s okay to do stuff like that in Minnesota. Last night Twins catcher Mitch Garver was EL Bomba. Gibson throws eight scoreless for the Twins. Kelly throws seven scoreless for the Royals. Too bad, they needed him to do it for eight.
White Sox 10 Yankees 2
Jimminez goes yard for the White Sox twice. Giolito holds the Yanks to one over six. He’s 10 – 1 with an era of 2.22 with a bad team. Cy Young candidate? The White Sox have my permission to win today to.
Astros 15 Blue Jays 2
I have a confession to make. If I had to make a bet I would give the Astros at least a slightly better chance of taking the American League than the Twins. The Twins have been winning around two out of every three games for about forty percent of one year. The Astros have been doing it for around two or three years. Don’t tell anyone but I’m also afraid of what the Yankees might be like once they get their two best hitters and best pitcher back. The Astros are up by ten by the end of he fourth. Gerrit Cole is his usual solid self.
Padres 16 Rockies 12 (F/12)
A Doozie. The Padres are down 11 – 5 going into the ninth whereupon they tie it up with a six spot. They win it with a five spot in the twelfth. Renfroe goes yard for the Padres in the second, ninth and twelfth. 39 hits between the two teams including seven dongers. The sixteen pitchers used will remain anonymous.
Mariners 9 Athletics 2
Looks like the player of the game was Gonzales who goes seven for the Mariners only allowing two.
Dodgers 5 Cubs 3
Looks like the player of the game was Rich Hill who goes seven only allows three to a pretty good Cubs team.
Giants 5 Brewers 3
Finally, the last one. Of course the Giants won. Yastrzemski’s grandson hit a dong. Wait a minute, what’s a Yastrzemski doing in the no like see ball go far league?
Well at least that gives us an excuse to listen to this.