Welcome back to the latest simulated day of the MLB season.
First, I need to apologize for yesterday’s reporting that the Red Sox swept the Indians. Clearly I wasn’t thinking that it was a holiday in Boston today. I’m sure it doesn’t feel very holiday-ish considering the current situation of things, and obviously no hype of the Boston Marathon to keep it in the back of my head.
All that being said, The Sox did NOT complete the sweep seeing as how they got blown out today 15-3. Francisco Lindor hits his 7th home run and Cesar Hernandez goes 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Shane Bieber goes 8 giving up 3 for his 3rd win.
The Tigers top the Yankees 4-1. Jonathan Schoop with his seventh shot in this one. Casey Mize is settling in as a big league pitcher. He tosses 7 1/3 giving up just 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 9.
The Rays thump the Astros 9-4. Kevin Kiermaier goes 2 for 5 with his 2nd homer of the year. Blake Snell moves to 2 and 1 giving up 3 runs over 7 innings of work. Methinks there’ll be a new ERA leader when we review on Sunday as Lance McCullers gets absolutely shelled in this one. He was tagged for 8 earned runs over 4 1/3 making his ERA balloon over 2 full runs.
The bats are still healthy in Minnesota as they smash their way to a 14-5 victory over Seattle. Nelson Cruz a perfect 4 for 4 with his 8th home run and 4 RBI.
The Royals score 3 in the 8th and that ended up being the difference maker as they beat the White Sox 5-3. Whit Merrifield sets the table going 4 for 5 with a pair of runs scored.
Mike Trout has a 3-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to send Baltimore home 5-2. Julio Teheran throwing the first 7 2/3 giving up 2.
In transaction news:
The Brewers trade 31 year old catcher David Freitas to the Rockies, getting 30 year old reliever Scott Oberg and 24 year old minor league reliever Julian Fernandez. Not exactly a blockbuster here folks;
The Marlins sign Ervin Santana to a minor league contract;
The Giants place Drew Smyly on the 60 day injured list;
The Rockies activate Garrett Hampson; and
The Cubs activate Jon Lester.
That does it for today folks. If you need to find me, I’ll be fake running the Boston Marathon. Seriously though, they’re lucky the marathon isn’t happening. I was going to embarrass the hell out of whichever Kenyan was the favorite. Instead, I’ll sip my coffee on the couch and finish the Bosch “marathon.”