Prof: On my end, it’s just scores, no recaps. Sorry. I had a very busy weekend and crashed out pretty hard on Sunday. Looks like we had a BUNCH of high scoring games last night.
Scouts: So I was able to go see Wonder Woman this weekend, and I have to say it’s a very early contender for the best movie of the year. It was absolutely exceptional. The pacing was perfect, the action tight and packed, the score was on point, the acting superb, and the writing was fantastic. They didn’t try too hard to be funny, or heart-breaking or anything. It was just a quality movie from top to bottom. Patty Jenkins, Allan Heinberg, and Zach Snyder truly got the source material and hit this one out of the park. There were at least a dozen or so ways this movie could have gone wrong, and yet they resisted every single one of them.
Mets 2, Braves 1 – Scouts: Looks like we had an old fashioned pitchers duel with Seth Lugo and his 7 innings of 1 run ball coming out on top of Jamie Garcia’s 7 innings of 2 run ball.
Phillies 5, Cardinals 6 – Scouts: Dexter Fowler, who’s had not the best season thus far went deep in the 5th launching a three run blast that put the Cards up for good. Philly came up just short of a comeback in the 9th picking up two, but eventually Tommy Joseph flew out with the tying run on second.
Rockies 5, Cubs 7 – Scouts: Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, and Miguel Montero all homered for the Cubs. The loss ended a 7 game winning streak for the Rockies.
Twins 8, Giants 13 – Scouts: Damn Minnesota, what the hell? How you gotta let the Giants beat up on you like this? The bullpen let this one get away, with Matt Belisle giving up 4 in the 7th and Craig Breslow giving up 5 in the 8th.
Rangers 5, Nationals 1 – Scouts: Mike Rizzo got very defensive over some comments made by Buck Showalter over the weekend, then watched as hit team got swept by the Rangers. Austin Bibens-Dirkx, a 32 year old rookie retired 19 consecutive batters to out duel Max Scherzer for the win. The Rangers broke it open with a 4 run 8th inning lead by a two run triple off the bat of Elvis Andrus.
Brewers 1, Diamondbacks 11 – Scouts: Robbie Ray struck out 12 batters, then the Diamonbacks went to town on the Brewers bullpen scoring 5 runs in both the 7th and 8th innings. Paul Goldschmidt jacked a grand salami among three other Arizona homers.
Orioles 3, Yankees 14 – Scouts: 2-8, 3-16, 3-14. This weekend has been fucking embarrassing to be an Orioles fan. There really is no other way to say it. Chris Tillman and Kevin Gausman got absolutely shellacked, and the Yankees were just teeing off of everyone, not only hitting many home runs, but making it look like batting practice.
White Sox 2, Indians 4 – Scouts: Not really much to talk about in this one. Both starters were average at best, no one had a really good offensive performance, and both bullpens were pretty good, with Cleveland’s rising just a hair above the fold.
Athletics 4, Rays 5 – Scouts: All you really need to know about this game is the game winner came when a bunt single turned into a two base error and was followed up by a sac fly.
Tigers 8, Red Sox 3 – Scouts: Justin Upton’s grand slam in the 5th dashed any Boston hope of a sweep. Meanwhile, Red Sox announcers were celebrating a wrist injury to Manny Machado as karma. Your daily reminder that the Boston media is the fucking worst.
Marlins 1, Pirates 3 – Scouts: Ian Nova allowed just a single hit over 6 strong innings, turning the keys over to the bullpen that picked up the win in time to go watch the Penguins win the Stanley Cup.
Angels 12, Astros 6 – Prof: I will say this. Why are the Angels winning without Mike Trout? What the hell?
Blue Jays 4, Mariners 0 – Scouts: Josh Donaldson picked up 3 RBI, including a 2-run homer in the first, and J.A. Happ went 6 scoreless innings, completed by the Toronto bullpen. That’s exactly how they draw them up right?
Reds 7, Dodgers 9 – Scouts: The Reds took a 7-3 lead to the 8th, but ran into a Corey Seager grand slam that shut the door.
Royals 8, Padres 3 – Scouts: Kansas picked up two homers by Mike Moustakas, and one each by Corey Spangenberg and Jose Pirela to lift the team to victory.