Sorry I don’t have a ton of time to write a long preamble today, I was able to get away just long enough to get the post up as it is. If you haven’t already, go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend. I’m hearing good things. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll see it a few dozen times this weekend. I do love me some Ska to get a rainy Friday started, so let’s get movin’! Also, Peter King and Curt Schilling are both still fucking morons and really need to shut up already.
Pirates 2, Reds 4 – Scouts: Starting pitcher goes 6 good innings. Two guys have a pair of RBI. What do you really talk about in such a middle of the road game?
D-Backs 2, Nats 4 – Scouts: Mark Scherzer punched out 11 guys in 7 innings giving up just one hit. He also picked up two hits and a RBI. So yeah, you could say he had a pretty decent game.
A’s 8, Twins 5 – Scouts: Jharel Cotton had an odd mixture of dominance and futility. He gave up just three hits over 6 innings, but two of those hits were home-runs. He also had 9 strikeouts. In the end, a win is a win I suppose.
Rangers 10, Astros 4 – Scouts: Yesterday Texas gave up 10 runs to the Astros. Today they scored 10 runs. Baseball sure is fun right? Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo, and Elvis Andrus all went deep.
White Sox 8, Royals 3 – Scouts: Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson went yard as Derek Holland had a strong outing.
Phillies 4, Cubs 5 F/13 – Scouts: This is one of those games were one team lost it more than another won it. Albert Almora Jr. scored the winning run on a throwing error by Freddy Galvis who was attempting a double play.
Rockies 3, Padres 2 F/11 – Scouts: Ryan Hanigan hit a bomb in the 7th and got the go-ahead single in the 11th, making his Rockies debut. Not a bad start with a new team huh?
Orioles 8, Red Sox 3 – Scouts: Manny Machado continued his tear against the Red Sox going deep once again. This one was a 466 shot, which broke a 3-3 tie, and he sure took his sweet time walking around the bases. Manny doesn’t normally pull out the slow trot, but I suppose it’s ok when the opposing team throws at you three times in a week. Or maybe the Sox are now required to draw and quarter him as retaliation. I’m not up to date on my unwritten rules. The blast was a Statcast record over the Green Monster. Joey Rickard made an amazing play late in the game with 2 outs an the bases loaded that ended up sealing Boston’s fate.
Marlins 1, Rays 5 – Scouts: Tim Beckham went yard twice which was more than Matt Andriese needed to put away the Marlins.
Brewers 5, Cardinals 4 – Scouts: Another pinch-hitter steps in for the win! This one was Jesus Aguilar smacking his first career home run!
Angels 3, Mariners 11 – Scouts: This was a long night for the Angles who gave up 11 runs, and only 1 was off a homer. That’s a lot of singles and doubles to have to watch go by.
Mets, Braves – PPD
Indians, Detroit PPD