Prof: Welcome refugees from HBT. You’re among friends here. Only rule is to try your best to be civil. Don’t expect me to ever say a good thing about MadBum, and we’ll get along fine.
Cubs 6, Royals 1 – Prof: It’s weird to see that Kris Bryant’s current batting average is .194. I mean, really weird. That’s ok, though, the season is still young and so is he. Probably tired from his and Jess’ new baby. That’s my story and I’m running with it. To put insult on injury the Cubs scored on a fielding error caused by the only Kansas City player worth a gosh darn, Whit Merrifield. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Darvish gets the dub.
Giants 4, Rockies 3 – Prof: Scrappy back and forth for these two NL West rivals. Brandon Belt is the difference maker for San Francisco. But also – Nolan Arenado hit a big ol’ dinger. Always shoutout Nolan Arenado.
Asterisks 7, D-backs 14 – Scouts: Arizona has struggled to put runs on the board all year long. Well last night they finally broke loose with a 9 spot in the 4th. Arizona got homers from Kole Calhoun, Nick Ahmed, David Peralta, and Eduardo Escobar.
Angels 6, Mariners 7 – Scouts: Kyle Seager his his 200th career homer, but Seattle was unable to get past Mike Trout’s two homers, including a game winning 3 run shot in the 8th.
Phillies 11, Yankees 7 F/7 (Game 1) – Prof: I don’t know about you, but having a seven inning double header feels like American Legion ball, not major league baseball. This was such a slap happy game. Home runs were mashed by – Brett Gardner, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Aaron Judge. I mean for goodness’ sake, New York walked Phil Gosselin with the bases loaded. With all of this offensive firepower in the first game, what happened in the second?
Yankees 3, Phillies 1 F/7 (Game 2) – Scouts: Angel Hernandez wan’t available to loudly eject someone with 2 outs in the 7th in this one like he was in Game 1. (He was absolutely horrible in Game 1, per usual.) This game was a lot more peaceful, as the Yanks picked up the win after a RBI double and a RBI single in the 7th.
Rangers 4, A’s 6 – Scouts: Oakland did it with the long ball, getting homers outta Matt Olson (who hit two), Ramon Laureano, and Austin Allen (His first career shot). This was Oakland’s 5th consecutive victory.
Dodgers 6, Padres 7 – Scouts: A lot of people will say a walk off home run is the most exciting way to end a ball game. Not me. Give me a play at the plate any-day. With a runner on third, Manny Machado lined out to Chris Taylor in left, who gunned Trent Grisham out at home to end the game. Sometimes a good offense is a good defense.
Marlins 1, Orioles 0 F/7 (Game 1) – Prof: Alex Cobb has been such a disappointment for the Orioles, and this game wasn’t any different. Seven strikeouts and still can’t get a win. Now that I’m not going to lay at Cobb’s feet – Baltimore is working with even less firepower than Miami is. When your biggest star and best player is currently fighting colon cancer and can’t even come to the ballpark, you’re in a bad place.
Orioles 1, Marlins 2 F/7 (Game 2) – Scouts: Due to the Marlins taking all that time off due to the Covid outbreak, they started the day at the top of their division, and still somehow a game back from first, thanks to a 3-1 record. It’s the oddest thing I’ve ever seen. Well, now they are legitimately on top thanks to sweeping the hapless Orioles, who are for reasons passing understanding still trotting out Chris Davis on the regular.
Mets 3, Nationals 1 – Prof: Y’all know me. You know what I’m about. I’m about saying forever that Rick Porcello is the luckiest son of a gun in the history of baseball. Well, last night just proved my point again, as Max Scherzer pulled his hamstring and had to leave the game after one inning, while Juan Soto kept having his own issues in his season debut. This led to Porcello getting the W, his career 150th. I mean, yes, he went seven innings, but was he anything but merely journeyman?
Red Sox 5, Rays 0 – Scouts: As bad as the Orioles are, at least they aren’t the Red Sox, who are now 4-8 after shutting out the Rays. Pitching has been an especially tough spot for them, but if they can manage a few more outings like the one Martin Perez gave them last night (5IP, 4H, 0R) then they may be able to climb out of the basement.
Twins 5, Pirates 2 – Prof: Happy’s Boys are 10-2 now and they are rolling. The poor ol’ Bucs were the victims last night, and it was glorious, as Minnesota went HAM in the ninth inning capped off by a three run dinger from Max Kepler.
Blue Jays 2, Braves 1 – Scouts: Hyun Jin Ryu picked up his first win as a Blue Jay after struggling in his first two starts, and it came in dominating fashion. Ryu pitched 5 strong innings of 1 hit, 8 strike out ball, causing the Braves to fall to second in the division.
Reds 0, Spiders 2 – Prof: Mike Clevinger is my Sunshine. He makes me happy when skies are grey. The man is like The Dude plus Bob Ross plus Nuke LaLoosh and I don’t know, but I dig it. Looks like he’s introduced a cutter into his arsenal and if that’s the case, look out world. Clev didn’t have his greatest day but it was good enough. For Cincinnati, my favorite utility relief pitcher, Michael Lorenzen, had a 12.46 ERA. Woof. Play center field right quick.
Brewers 2, White Sox 0 – Scouts: Adrian Houser out dueled Dallas Kerchel. Both pitchers gave up 5 hits over 7 innings, and Keuchel won the strike out competition 8-5, but Adrian won where it mattered throwing the shutout which lowered his ERA to a very impressive 0.75
Tigers, Cardinals – PPD (Covid-19)
Phillies, Marlins – PPD (Covid-19)
Yankees, Orioles – PPD (Covid-19)
Tigers, Cardinals – PPD (Covid-19)