Scouts: Hello everyone, I am back! Thanks for putting up with the shortened post yesterday! So I finally made the plunge and cut cable. I was literally only continuing to carry it for baseball. So, after some work-around solutions were acquired, I was finally able to purchase MLB.tv and ditch the cord all-together! I have to say I’m incredibly happy with the service. Not only am I saving about $70 a month but I now have access to every single game there is. And with the website, you can actually watch up to 4 game simultaneously, plus have immediate access to all stats and highlights. It’s been a weekend full of wall-to-wall baseball in my house as I’ve gone from one game to another to the next. Plus the service is accessible absolutely anywhere. I can pop it on while at work to catch the beginning of a early game. I can also combine the service with the MLB At Bat app on my phone. This allowed me to go to the grocery store this weekend, pop in my headphones, and listen to the game, which made for what is typically a very annoying process into one I found quite pleasurable. I didn’t even care if people gave me dirty looks for having headphones in at the store, I was too busy being whisked away to a far off baseball game.
Braves 9, Blue Jays 5 – Scouts: Freddie Freeman now is tied for the MLB lead in dingers. Matt Kemp is hotter than the surface of the sun.
Rays 6, Indians 4 – Scouts: This one could have been a lot worse than it ended up being. The Rays jacked 5 bombs, but 4 of them were solo shots.
Nationals 8, Pirates 4 – Scouts: Royce Harper did what Royce Harper does and blasted a very long, very hard homer in the 9th. Robbie Zimmerman continues to have one hell of a season.
Orioles 13, Tigers 11 F/13 – Scouts: This game was just BONKERS. After blowing a 6 run lead by giving up a grand slam in the 7th, the O’s came back to tie in the 9th, then took the lead in the 12th, blew that, and took the lead once again in the 13th. It’s been incredibly painful to watch the typically solid O’s bullpen blow lead after lead after lead the past week. Chris Davis went 3-5 with two home runs, 4 RBI, and two walks including the game winning blast.
Astros 12, Marlins 2 – Scouts: Jake Marisnick had himself a game with a pair of dingers and a rouble as the Astros just demolished the Marlins.
Reds 5, Cubs 9 – Scouts: The Cubs went for a ride getting homers from Ian Happ, Addison Russell, and Anthony Rizzo. This was Joe Maddon’s 1,000th victory.
Phillies 1, Rangers 5 – Scouts: Yu Darvish went 7 strong innings picking up 9 punch outs and giving up just a single run.
Rockies 7, Twins 3 – Scouts: Minnesota matched Colorado run for run, that is until a 4 run 6th that put the Twins away for good. Colorado is now 12-5 on the road and might just be for real.
Red Sox 6, Cardinals 3 – Scouts: It’s pretty hard to give up 3 errors and still win a ball game, and it’s damn near impossible when you are facing a quality team like Boston.
Yankees 7, Royals 1 – Scouts: CC Sebathia has been having a pretty rough year so far, but tonight he looked like the Sebathia of old shutting out the Royals for 6 2/3 innings and ending the Kansas City win streak.
Mets 4, D’Backs 5 – Scouts: Paul Goldschmidt stole home. Just sit and think about that for a minute. Never in my life would I have thought I’d write those collection of words.
White Sox 6, Angels 7 F/11 – Scouts: LA almost blew it, giving up a run in the 11th, but Albert Pujols just wasn’t having none of that collecting the walk-off win with his second RBI single of the night.
Brewers 6, Padres 2 – Scouts: Jimmy Nelson gave up 7 hits in just 6 innings, but kept the damage to a minimum as the Brew Crew batted around in the first inning and put it on cruise control from there.
A’s 9, Mariners 6 – Scouts: 10 of the game’s 15 runs came in the 7th and beyond. Seattle blew a 5-4 run lead in the 9th off of a Matt Joyce 2 run and a Mark Canha three run home run.
Dodgers 1, Giants 2 – Scouts: San Francisco has now won 6 of their last 10 games and suddenly does not have the worst record in baseball. That distinction falls to the Padres who just barely hold a half game lead over the Marlins.