The trade deadline is today! Is everyone pumped? There are still a lot of names floating out there as potential deadline deals. How can the Yankees at this point not trade Carlos Beltran? What in the world are the White Sox thinking not dealing Chris Sale? Will Jay Bruce, whom no one wanted in the off-season go to the Giants, the Mets, or the Dodgers? Where will Jonathan Lucroy end up? Are there any surprise deals out there, any blockbuster trade that has managed to stay quiet? Or will the day end with a wimpier and a thud?
Baltimore 6, Toronto 2 F/12 – Injury scare as Tulowitzki leaves the game after taking a pitch off the hand. The O’s explode for 4 runs in the 12th in what turned out to be a battle of the bullpens.
Colorado 4, Mets 6 – The Mets scored 3 in the 7th to go ahead for good in this one. Asdrubal Cabrera left the game with a strained left knee.
Houston 0, Tigers 11 – Miggy went boom boom as the Tigers put a whoopin’ on the Astros, including a 6 run first. Keuchel man, what happened?
Yankees 3, Rays 5 – The Yankees may not be done in the trade market as Beltran hit his 22nd.
Athletics 0, Indians 8 – No Lucroy? No problem! The Indians hand a beating down on the Athletics. Napoli hit his 24th.
Phillies 1, Braves 2 – All the scoring came in the 7th and 8th innings as fans had to sit through a downpour to watch these two titans face-off. I remember Face-off. Good movie. A+
White Sox 4, Twins 6 – Brian Dozier went yard twice for the Twins as the White Sox still haven’t traded away Chris Sale for reasons unknown.
Pirates 2, Brewers 4 – Lucroy got a standing ovation when he entered the game in the 8th.
Royals 3, Rangers 5 – There is talk that Lucroy could end up in Texas by the end of the day. Any little bit can help.
Red Sox 5, Angels 3 – Buchholz gets the win as the Red Sox put up all 5 runs in the 9th. Huston Street bud, you’re killing me here.
Nationals 1, Giants 3 – The Giants have won two in a row, but still struggled to pull this one out, as they plated only 3 runs on 10 hits and two Nationals errors. Matt Cain looked really good. Jeff Smardzija pinch ran and then scored for Madison Bumgarner, who pinch hit for a double. Ahh, NL baseball.
D’Backs 3, Dodgers 14 – Good lord LA. Save a few of those runs for the next few games will ya? Dodgers lose yet another starting pitcher to injury. This time the newly acquired Bud Norris. What the hell is going on in L.A.?
Reds 3, Padres 2 – Homer Bailey made his first start sine having TJ surgery in April 2015 and go the win. He went 5.2 innings and have up 2 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Mariners 6, Cubs 7 – The Cubs started former Oriole throw-away Brian Matusz who promptly gave up 3 two run home runs in 3 innings, one walk, one wild pitch, and one batter plunked. The Cubs came back anways scoring 3 in the 9th to tie, and then walking this one off in the 12th on a Jon Lester bunt.