I’m absolutely exhausted upon my return from Las Vegas, so there will be no 4th of July fireworks for me tonight. I’m just settled in watching the Dodgers against the Rockies at Coors Field, and Vin Scully has the night off! It must be vacation week for Vin like so many others this time of year because I think I hear Steve “Psycho” Lyons doing the game.
Here’s a brief recap of the holiday baseball action, with still a very full weekend of ball to follow:
- In Wilson Ramos’ first game back from the disabled list, the Nationals got a HUGE game out of their catcher. Ramos collected three hits and drove in five runs, including a three run home run that stood up to be the difference and give them a 8-5 win over the Brewers. They earn the home split with Milwaukee after Drew Storen again hiccuped the lead away again. Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 with two walks and a stolen base.
- Adam Dunn hit a walk-off home run to win the game for the White Sox in Chicago today. It was his 23rd of the season.
- The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants were rained out in Cincinnati, bummer.
- All-Star Game voting ends in like two hours. I finally cast a few ballots just to be a good sport about it. This is the first year ever I really didn’t care to do it much.
- Yasiel Puig batting average update: .434 after singling up the middle to drive in a run. Yasiel Puig bat-flip coverage: here.
- Tomorrow’s slate: Pirates/Cubs at Wrigley at 4:00 to kick off the weekend (gotta love that, you think people are partying in Chicago this weekend or what?), Padres at Nationals, Mariners at Reds, maybe a little Orioles at Yankees all at 7:00, Dodgers at Giants at 10:15. Good slate of baseball tomorrow.
- Everth Cabrera returns tomorrow.
- Joey Chestnut set a Coney Island record today, 69 hot dogs.
That’s pretty much a wrap for the holiday in baseball, at least with what we care to talk about.
Oh yeah, and I bought this shirt for myself in Vegas. I had to have it.
For you non-Spanish speaking readers, it’s a spin off “Bo Knows”. And this kid is the closest thing we’ve seen to Bo Jackson in a number of years.