Prof: Girl Power Friday! I should have done this theme last month during Pride, but better late than never I suppose.
Athletics 3, Twins 6 – Prof: Well, it’s about time, Minnesota. It comes off a fine performance from Kyle Gibson, who pitched seven innings and struck out as many. The game got off to a goofy start in the third inning when Mike Fiers went wild and allowed Miguel Sano to score. I mean, he literally went wild; it was a wild pitch that brought Sano home. It was two home runs late in the game that secured the win for the Twins.
Astros 6, Angels 2 – Prof: SPRINGER DINGER!!!!! George Springer went yard, Alex Bregman did, too; the Astros was in firm control of this one. The guy getting the L hung on him was Matt Harvey. I forgot that the former Met phenomenon played for the Halos. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. Did I ever tell y’all about the time I cut a friend out of my life because of Matt Harvey? It’s true. My disgust knew no bounds.
Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 1 – Scouts: In his 100th career start, Zach Davies picked up career win number 41. Which really is pretty darn good. Davies is also sitting on 400 career strikeouts, which I’m sure I’m the only one who finds interesting at all.
Mets 2, Giants 3 F/16 – Scouts: There were a lot of zeros in this match-up. Not just with the two teams playing, but on the scoreboard aswell! Haha, I kid, I kid. The Mets scored one in the first and one in the 16th. Of course they immediately went out and blew the lead by allowing two in the bottom of the frame. The Giants used 7 pitchers despite Bumgarner going 9 frames, and the Mets used a total of 8. I hope everyone gets a lot of rest, because they are all going right back at it today!
Padres 3, Marlins 4 – Scouts: San Diego just can’t seem to get things going lately. They scream of a team that’s close to being good, but not quite there. They had to battle to come back and tie things in the 6th, only to watch Brian Anderson double in the winning run in a walk-off in the 9th.
Dodgers 6, Phillies 7 – Prof: In what feels like game five zillion in the series, the Phillies squeaked by Los Angeles thanks to Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins. Harper tied it up with an RBI single while Hoskins gave Philadelphia the lead with his two run single. Fun fact – Bryce rocked a Phillie Phanatic headband during the game. It was amazing. I want one.
Blue Jays 0, Red Sox 5 – Prof: It feels weird to remember that Chris Sale was really, really bad earlier this season, because he’s the complete opposite of that right now. The Red Sox ace struck out twelve in six, continuing to rack up double digit punchout games this year. Did you know he hadn’t won a game at Fenway in over a year? Hard to believe that all of his victories came on the road. Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts both went yard.
White Sox 5, Royals 6 – Scouts: Kansas City keeps the good times rolling by completing the sweep against the White Sox. Brad Keller was able to make the most out of a 5 run gift in the 3rd, just holding off the Sox enough to earn the win.
Rays 2, Yankees 6 (Game 1) – Scouts: Tampa started things off right with a pair of homers in the first inning, but eventually Gio Urshela was just too much, lighting the spark that propelled the Yankees to yet another victory.
Rays 1, Yankees 5 (Game 2) – Scouts: New York took a 8 game lead in the East thanks to a four run 6th inning and a rare doubleheader sweep.
Tigers 3, Spiders 6 – Prof: Yet another never ending series, this time featuring El Tigres and the Magical Land of Cleve. The Noted Drone Enthusiast struck out ten and gets the win. Jose Ramirez hit a two run homer in the sixth and had a fielder’s choice RBI in the eighth.
Cardinals 7, Reds 4 – Scouts: Tommy Edman’s Grand Slam in the 6th was the edge the Cardinals needed to get past the Reds who couldn’t hold onto an early 3 run lead.
Nationals 13, Braves 4 – Prof: Woof. SomeGuy, I’m sure you’re very happy at SomeHouse in VA. The hero of the day was the game winner, Stephen Strasburg, who went 5.1 innings, struck out seven, hit a three run homer, had a two run single, and ultimately went 3-3 at the plate. Yes, that’s right, the pitcher was the hottest hitter on the Nats last night. One thing you can’t say about Atlanta is that they do anything in half measures. When they are great, they are superb. When they suck, they are hot toxic garbage. Props to the Curly Dubs.