Hello friends, it’s your friendly neighborhood Prof here, manning (or, womanning?) the blog for Independence Day! As usual, we’re going super casual for the holiday, just some summertime fun here and there. I might fall down a rabbit hole or two, and the music is a free for all celebration of the USA. Sorry it’s a bit late, my steady date and I went to have breakfast and watch Toy Story 4. How about y’all?
Angels 6, Rangers 2 – Mike Trout knocked two of them out of the park, including a three run homer in the third inning, as Los Angeles once again beat the home team in Texas.
Yankees 5, Mets 1 – Meet the Mets! Meet the Mets! Watch Bronx Bombers beat the Mets! That’s right, the Subway Series was more like watching a one legged man at a butt kicking contest. It’s just not fair to the Mets to go up against a giant like their cross town cousins. Jeff McNeil proved his worth as an All-Star, though, with a solo homer. For the Yankees, we had another multi-dinger contest, both solo shots in the sixth inning.
Marlins 1, Nationals 3 – This was a clinic. Stephen Strasburg took the mound and dominated; striking out 14 in 7.1 innings. The Nationals are now three games over .500, which only a few weeks ago seemed an impossible task.
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 5 F/10- Cody Bellinger continues to be the man of the west. Two homers, including the decisive walk-off in the tenth inning. It was the first of what I presume will be many for the Dodger All-Star.
Brewers 0, Reds 3 – Nooooooooooooooooooo! Fate, you are a cruel mistress! Scooter Gennett just came back from a severe groin injury, and now the other side of his groin had some tightness and he had to leave the game after two at-bats. Oh, Scoots Magoots, my sweet summer child. And against the Brewers, too! The sadness, it’s too much. Thankfully, Puig Your Power Plant launched a huge homer to set the tone early in the game and Sonny Gray gets the win.
Phillies 2, Braves 9 – Runs on runs on runs, y’all. A day after getting the devil whooped out of them, the Braves came back running on all cylinders, hitting three multi-run homers. Bryce Harper hit a dinger for Philly, but it was small potatoes when compared to the moonshot from super rookie Austin Riley.