Scouts: Man, this Matt Harvey thing is just getting weird. Harvey who you may know is currently serving a three game suspension from the Mets. Harvey found out about the suspension when he showed up to work on day 2 of the suspension. We do not know why Harvey is getting suspended other than it was a team related incident and apparently stems back to last year. We also know that Harvey’s dedication to baseball has been questioned. We know that Harvey decided to go play golf on a day before a start and didn’t show for work that day due to a headache that prevented him from watching a baseball game, but not golfing. Then there is the odd statement from Terry Collins who when asked if Harvey’s teammates respected him stated “I can’t answer that. I don’t know.” Harvey is eligible to pitch tomorrow’s game, but instead will be pushed to Friday. This will according to officials allow Harvey to avoid the hostile environment of Citi Field. Between the Mets officials bizarre and often vague, open ended comments, and the New York media’s love for this sort of gossip, I don’t see this going away anytime soon. Is it possible that Harvey is on the way out of town in a trade? Would anyone even want the once talented pitcher? Harvey currently has a 5.14 era to go with a 5.74 FIP, 1.286 WHIP on the season and is arbitration eligible this off-season.
Royals 7, Rays 3 – Prof: Whoa, Kansas City won a game! And it wasn’t even on the arm of one of their name guys; it was a fellow named Nate Karns who fanned ten in the win. Eric Hosmer had three hits and stole two bases.
Angels 2, Athletics 3 F/11 – Scouts: Jed Lowrie with the walk-off bomb! This was Lowrie’s second ding-dong-daddy of the day!
Pirates 1, Dodgers 12 – Scouts: Good Googly Moogly! The pirates fell behind 6-0 in the first due to a Chris Taylor grand salami and Yasiel Puig solo shot. It only got worse from there as the Dodgers piled on 6 more over the next 6 innings.
Cardinals 9, Marlins 4 – Prof: There is one thing that you can’t take away from the Cardinals pitching staff, and that is they show up at the plate more often than some of their cohorts. Carlos Martinez drove in four runs, even though he was hitless thus far in the season. You know which other pitcher has 4 RBI? The one and only Adam Wainwright. Looks like the Redbirds are finding their wings.
Nationals 4, Orioles 6 – Prof: Trey Mancini, Joey Rickard, and Mark Trumbo mashed, mashed, mashed. Kevin Gausman had a very strong outing. Bryce Harper also hit a homer, but to no avail as the Birds get the win at home.
Rangers 1, Padres 5 – Scouts: The Rangers, who were supposed to be pretty good this year have fallen to 13-20 third worst in the AL. Marvin Gaye would really like to know what the hell is going on?
Giants 3, Mets 4 – Prof: If I told you at the beginning of the year that this would be a Battle of Who Sucks More you wouldn’t believe me. But here we are. Michael Conforto and Neil Walker saved the day. Jacob deGrom started, but Familia got the win.
Indians 2, Blue Jays 4 – Scouts: Toronto jumped to an early 4 run lead, and managed to hold on, despite a minor scare giving up 2 in the 8th. John Gibbons was tossed in the 8th after Devon Travis was called for obstruction during a rundown. “I’ve never seen an umpire call that without some kind of contact being made,” Gibbons said. “He even told me, ‘He didn’t bump him, he just hindered his progress.’ OK, that may be the rule, but I’ve been around awhile and I’ve never seen it without a little bit of contact. That was my argument.” So Gibbons admits a rule, but is upset it’s a rule that’s never been fully enforced properly? I can see where he may be upset as officials should really fully and properly enforce all the rules all the time, but a rule is a rule and you can’t argue the rule, only the lack of enforcement of it.
Yankees 10, Reds 4 – Prof: Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth consecutive start and the Yankees were able to battle back from that crazy long game against the Cubs to connect with power against Cincinnati.
Cubs, Rockies – PPD