Scouts: Not much baseball happening last night. Personally I’m taking the opportunity of a suddenly totally shitty Orioles team to take a small break from baseball. Sure I still have it running on my tablet in the background, but it’s not my primary viewing at the moment. I think we all need a palate cleanser once in a while. I’m not sure what TV to start to binge however. I hear great things about Orphan Black, and Supernatural. I also need to catch up on my Game of Thrones and WestWorld. I’ve still never seen Twin Peaks or The Wire. I know, I know.
Meanwhile, we have more and more companies standing up against the bought and paid for FCC and fighting for Net Neutrality. If you don’t now what Net Neutrality is, or why it’s so incredibly important, please take a few moments to educate yourself. Trust me, this may be one of the great battles of the modern era. It absolutely DOES affect you, and it absolutely is a big deal. Don’t allow yourself to be scared off because the subject matter is a little technical. Right now, the big date to look forward to is July 12th where the internet will be banding together to demand the people’s voices be heard. Sign up to get involved. Write your local congressmen, don’t allow the telecom companies to buy off the FCC, because in the end, it’s the people that will suffer while Comcast and Verizon will get richer and more power and control.
Giants 10, Rockies 9 – Scouts: Colorado managed to blow a 8 run lead, and still won the game. This is the most Giants thing ever. Both Eduardo Nunez and Buster Posey left the game with injuries.
Yankees 7, Athletics 8 – Scouts: The Yankees are not enjoying their West Coast trip thus far. First LA slapped them around, now they came from behind to tie it 4 times, only to watch Khris Davis single in the winning run in the 10th for the walk-off.
Royals 7, Angels 2 – Scouts: Hmmm, maybe LA needs Mike Trout after-all.
Dodgers 5, Indians 12 – Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve has been quiet lately. A little too quiet, if you ask me. But they came roaring back last night, demolishing the Dodgers and stopping LA’s six game winning streak. Lonnie Chisenhall was subbed as a pinch hitter by Terry Francona, and he touched them all, driving in five ribbies and helping cement Cleveland’s win. On the other side of the box score, young Cody Bellinger continues to come up big. He hit yet another home run. We might be looking at this year’s ROY, guys.
Mariners 2, Twins 6 – Scouts: Chris Gimenez drove in 4 on two home-runs, helping his team score 5 in the first and the Twins never looked back.
Orioles 2, White Sox 5 – Scouts: Chris Tillman like the rest of the Orioles rotation (Minus Dylan Bundy) is an absolute dumpster fire. Tillman who injured himself last year, attempted to pitch through the injury, then sat out all winter and most of spring with the same injury has just been cover your eyes god aweful this season. He’s making me miss Ubaldo Jimenez. Tillman now sports a 8.07 ERA and gave up 11 hits, and 5 runs in 5.1 innings. He can’t locate the zone and when he does it’s flat and in the middle. The O’s have now lost 7 of their last 10 and fall into a tie for last place with the Blue Jays.
Red Sox 0, Phillies 1 – Prof: COULD IT BE?!?!?! The Phillies – the worst team in baseball – beat Chris Sale??? It happened, folks! And they only needed one; thanks to a bad Andrew Benintendi throw, Philadelphia was able to convert a run and gave one of the best pitchers in baseball an L in the process.
Nationals 8, Mets 3 – Prof: I’m beginning to think there’s something desperately wrong with the New York Mets. It’s almost as if the Wilpons had sold the team’s collective soul to the Devil for their improbable run at the World Series a few years ago and now Satan has come for his payment. Not only are David Wright and Thor out, and Cespedes and Conforto day to day, but they’ve had to shut down M-tt H-rv-y because of a messed up shoulder, Neil Walker is on the DL with a hammy injury, and now Juan Lagares has broken his thumb in the middle of a routine dive for a ball. Oh, and Steven Matz is on and off with an inflamed elbow. At this point, who is actually left on the Mets’ roster? Boy, I bet they wish they had Daniel Murphy back, instead of having to play against him when they meet up with the Nationals.
Rays 3, Tigers 5 – Scouts: After holding one in since May 20th, Miggy unleashed the beast for a two-run walk-off dong. Whooo!
Brewers 6, Cardinals 4 – Scouts: Eric Thames just can’t stop hitting bombs, this one a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 9th to send the Cardinals to 5 games below .500.