And awaaaaay we gooooo,
Aroldis Chapman gives up 2 in the 9th to make this one interesting, but the Yankees hold off the O’s 4-3. Austin Hays hitting his 3rd bomb in the loss.
Shane “don’t call me Justin” Bieber pitched 5 1/3 innings of 1 run ball to beat the Rays 5-1. The Indians have an American League best record of 11-2.
The Royals top the Blue Jays 6-5. 2019 AL home run champ, Jorge Soler belts his 4th home run while all three second generation ballplayers, Vlad jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio hit balls out of the park for the losers. For those looking for some local flavor, former Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz somehow garners the win despite giving up 5 runs through 5 innings.
Speaking of the Red Sox, call it a streak! They lose again! This time to Seattle 8-5. Even picking up a loss, there’s a lot to like for the hometown boys. Andrew Benintendi hits for the cycle, going 4 for 4 with 2 RBI. Benny was quoted after the game, “It’s a nice accomplishment, I guess.” “I wish it had been under better circumstances.” It is uncertain whether or not he said “I just wish I could have performed like this when I was on the Pedroia’s Clones.” (my personal fantasy team’s name)
The Pirates score 5 in the 5th to win over the Cubs 5-3. Mitch Keller gives up 3 hits over 6 innings while giving up 1 run. Keep an eye on this youngster as he’s 2-0 with a minuscule 1.02 ERA.
The Cardinals pitchers combine on a 1 hit shutout of the Dodgers to win 3-0. Dakota Hudson pitches the first 6 frames while striking out 6, bringing his record to 2-1. Paul Goldschmidt also hits his 4th longball.
The Giants outlast the Diamondbacks 5-4. Evan Longoria continues his comeback player bid by hitting an RBI double in the 10th to end this one.
The Reds score 1 more than the Phillies today to win 8-7. Last week’s National League Player of the Week, Mike Moustakas, is trying to win the award again this week by going 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and driving in 5.
The Marlins shock the Braves 13-2. Fill-in first baseman Garret Cooper goes 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. Are you watching, Jesus Aguilar?
And finally, the Brewers score the deciding run in the 8th inning to beat the Mets 4-3. Last year’s National League Rookie of the Year, Pete Alonso could have had a say in the matter, but instead he went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts and left 6 men on base. Take THAT, Jonathan Lucroy!
And there you have it. Another day in the books!