Oh no. Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from the Hans Solo movie about halfway through filming for “creative differences”, and it’s quickly turning into a pretty big mess. The Directors Guild of America is starting to get involved, rumors and gossip is spreading like whildfire, and the future of the film is not looking so positive. I don’t recall the last time a director was fired so deep into a project and the movie actually turned out good. This may be a tough one Star Wars fans. Apparently Ron Howard and Joe Johnston are having their names floating around as potential replacements. I couldn’t even begin to figure what sort of mess they may be walking into. I suppose the movie is on hold while everything gets sorted out, which is never a good thing. Between this and the Trek delays, and the fact that Fox is still jerking around with Firefly, long time sci-fi fans are really having a rough go of it as of late. This shouldn’t be this complicated.
Reds 3, Rays 8 – Scouts: A lot of 2-out RBI’s doomed Cincy in this one. Also going 1-10 with runners in scoring position didn’t help too much either.
Marlins 2, Nationals 1 – Scouts: Just ouch. Max Scherzer lost a no-hitter with one down in the 8th on a infield single, which turned into a two-run rally by the Marlins. What a terrible way to lose a game. Thankfully the Nationals are in the weakest division in the league and have about a 50 game lead.
Indians 5, Orioles 1 – Scouts: Kevin Gausman had his best night of the season and it still featured getting lit up pretty good. Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 over 6 and was able to keep the O’s at bay.
Angels 4, Yankees 8 – Scouts: The win snapped a 7 game slide for the Yankees but continued a 10 game losing streak for the Angels in games started by Ricky Nolasco.
Cardinals 7, Phillies 6 – Scouts: The Phillies were up 5-0 after 4 but couldn’t hold the lead as rookie Nick Pivetta watched the bullpen give up runs in the 8th, 9th, and two in the 10th. Philly attempted a comeback in the 10th, but ended just a little short.
Red Sox 4, Royals 6 – Scouts: Salvador Perez took the 9th pitch he saw in the 8th to launch his first career grand slam and to sink the Sox.
Padres 3, Cubs 2 – Scouts: Koji Uehara walked in the winning run in the 8th. Ian Happ went deep once again.
Giants 3, Braves 5 F/11 – Scouts: Matt Kemp walked it off going the other way with a two run home run in the 11th.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 5 – Scouts: Tyson Ross got his tits lit in the first giving up 6 including a two-run homer by Darwin Barney. Texas climbed back, but couldn’t overcome the large deficit. Both teams are now one game under .500 but are going in opposite directions.
White Sox 2, Twins 4 – Scouts: Jose Berrios went 8 strong and Miguel Sano went oppo as the Twins dropped the Sox.
Pirates 4, Brewers 4 – Scouts: Domingo Santana smacked a two-run shot in the 7th to seal the deal for the Brew Crew.
Diamondbacks 16, Rockies 5 – Scouts: Holy Shit that’s a lot of offense! 10 runs came in the 4th as Jeff Hoffman ended the night with 3.2 IP, 8 hits and 9 runs. Brandon Drury went 4-6 with 6 RBI. Arizona hit just one home run, a 2-run shot off the bat of Nick Ahmed.
Astros 5, Athletics 1 – Scouts: Mike Fiers and friends held Oakland to just 4 hits, meanwhile Carlos Correa continued his hot streak with two more hits and a homer in the 9th.
Tigers 5, Mariners 7 – Scouts: When they fall, they fall hard. Verlander lost his perfect game in the 6th, and the pen continued the collapse as the M’s suddenly woke up and put 7 on the board in two innings.
Mets 2, Dodgers 8 – Scouts: Rich Hill shut down the hapless Mets, Yasmani Grandai went yard twice, and Yasiel Puig added one of his own.