It’s really sunny in St. Louis today. Like, blindingly so. But don’t worry, folks, because Bryce Harper’s got his:
That’s gotta be the second most offensive eyeblack of the season. And even Yunel Escobar is probably watching this on TV and saying “damn.”
We laugh, but when he’s the only one who isn’t blinded by virtue of MLB’s decision to start a game in St. Louis at 3:30 local time, we’ll nod our heads with respect at the kid’s wisdom.
Aaron Judge did it first, Mike Trout did it next.
The best player in baseball — who spent the bottom of the second mic’d-up and talking to Joe Buck and John Smoltz about the weather and stuff — came to bat second in the top of the third inning, facing Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom. deGrom is used to pitching with no run support at this point so it’s not like he was uncomfortable I imagine, but you can only get so comfortable when Mike Trout is in the box. Trout took deGrom downtown. Or at the very least to left field to make it 2-0, American League.
The National League took that run right back in the bottom of the third. With the Rays’ Blake Snell in the game, Willson Contreras of the Cubs led off and he wasted no time, depositing Snell’s first pitch just over the railing in left to make it 2-1, American League.