Tell us what we missed in the comment section below. All the boneheaded plays! All the amazing catches! All the dingers and errors. I’ll give y’all some starting points. Thanks for your understanding, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow! Today’s music is things created especially for fictional bands or singers on tv shows or movies. (I like the obscure themes, okay?)
Rangers 1, Spiders 0 – Former Braves great Mike Minor went seven and struck out as many, gaining his tenth win of the season. It makes me so happy to see him thriving in Texas.
Cardinals 0, Dodgers 8
Royals 5, Red Sox 7 – Boston stopped their skid, and who was there to get the victory? Only the luckiest guy in baseball. But I don’t want to talk about him, let’s talk about how the offense finally caught aflame. Sam Travis hit a two run homer in the third, Rafael Devers soloed in the fifth, and Sandy Leon was able to reach thanks to a wild pitch.
Yankees 9, Orioles 6 – I’m going to the game on Tuesday and no one seems to know who is taking the mound for New York (as of Monday night, when I’m writing this part). I guess it’s gonna be a surprise. I’ve never seen the Yankees play in person so this is another team down for me! But enough about that, let’s talk about last night. While the Orioles lost the game, they didn’t go down without a heck of a fight. Jonathan Villar went for the cycle, and his home run tied it up in the sixth. Alas, the Baltimore bullpen strikes again, giving up two homers in the eighth and allowing the Yankees to get back into it, because when you have to go up in late innings against Adam Ottavino and Aroldis Chapman, you’re in for a long couple of at-bats.
Brewers 9, Pirates 7 – Christian Yelich had a multi-homer game, including one that went out of PNC Park. Yeli now leads the league with 39 homers for the season.
Angels 4, Reds 7 – The first inning was everything for Cincinnati. Could’ve just called the game right then. But Luis Castillo wanted to have his fun, and he did – seven innings, thirteen strikeouts (a career high). By the way, the sun rises in the east, babies are born, and Mike Trout hit another home run. Just another day.
Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 3
Nationals 4, Giants 0
Blue Jays 2, Rays 0 – What’s THIS? Charlie F’n Morton lost? Even after going seven innings and striking out nine. See, friends, this is why it’s so important for your team to show up. On any given night, on any other team, this would have won Morton the game. But he gets the L. The person who gift wrapped this L and delivered it to Charlie was Bo Bichette, yet another one of the MLB Second Generation players who are currently camped out in Toronto. He was driven in from Cavan Biggio in the first inning (speaking of…) and hit a solo homer in the third.