Prof: Hey, fam. I fell asleep randomly and woke up without anything being set up. I apologize if things are brief on my end. It’s currently 11:58 pm as I write this, so let’s go!!!
Astros 1, Athletics 3 – Prof: Ah, man, Sean Manaea was six innings into a perfect game! It’s ok, Oakland still grabs that W. A lot of that was thanks to Matt Olson, who hit a two run homer to put them on top.
Reds 5, Cubs 8 – Scouts: Wilson Contreras had himself a pretty good night going 4-4, meanwhile Sonny Gray did not look like the ace he presented himself as most of the year. Gray allowed 5 runs on 6 hits in just 3.1 innings. Chicago is still leading the division, although they have some work to do if they hope to get anywhere in the playoffs.
Angels 6, Rangers 2 – Prof: Mike Trout is the Angels’ all time home run leader, beating fellow fish name Tim Salmon. Mike Trout is also the major league HR leader, with sixteen. Last night, he mashed a towering bomb that went up in the second deck. Beautiful. I know there’s other players to talk about, but….Mike Trout, guys.
Tigers 2, Cardinals 12 F/7 Game 1 – Scouts: Yadier Molina picked himself up a pair of homers, part of an offensive outburst that saw the Cardinals cross home plate a dozen times in just 7 innings. Not a single Detroit pitcher could get the job done. And yet they are still just two games back from a Wild Card spot.
Tigers 6, Cardinals 3 F/7 Game 2 – Scouts: Detroit needed a bounce back game after that big loss in game 1 and they stepped it up with 5 runs in the top of the 7th. Jordan Zimmerman pitched in what may be his final start as a Tiger allowing 4 hits and 1 run over 3 innings.
Braves 7, Nationals 6 – Prof: The bats stayed hot after that 29 run massacre. Let’s talk about Freddie F’n Freeman for a second. Ten years into his career, having recovered from a bout with Covid-19 that caused him to pray not to die, and future father of twin boys. The unofficial captain has been there, and he’s playing some of the best baseball of his career. FF5 had two homers in this game, but he’s ALWAYS a winner. Oh, and Dansby Best Hair in MLB Swanson had a solo dinger that put the Braves on top.
Royals 11, Spiders 1 – Scouts: I had to do a double take on this one, I thought for sure Prof messed up and reversed the score. But nope, this one is accurate, the Spiders got spanked up and down the Magical land of Cleve by the typically offensively anemic Royals. KC got homers from Edward Olivares, Maikel Franco, and Adalberto Mondesi.
Phillies 6, Marlins 7 – Scouts: After getting absolutely demolished yesterday against the Braves, the Marlins were looking like they were going to pick up another loss. That right up until the 8th, when Starling Marte doubled in three runs to tie the game, setting up Jorge Alfaro to walk it off with a single in the 9th.
Red Sox 4, Rays 3 – Prof: Wow, that rookie is on a roll! Bobby Dalbec has hit a homer in five consecutive games now. Rafael Devers went yard, as well.
Padres 6, Giants 1 – Scouts: The win came at a big cost for San Diego who lost Chris Paddack to a sprained ankle, and is a potential scratch for the playoffs as a result.
Dodgers 2, D-backs 5 – Scouts: The Dodgers lost for just the 13th time this year. This was just the third victory in the past 21 games for the D-Backs. Left is right, up is down, cats and dogs are getting along, my entire world is shattered!
Orioles, Yankees – PPD (weather)