Trades, Trades, and more Trades! This year is really shaping up to be an active one. The deadline is no where near and we already have a lot of movers and shakers, and even more rumors to be had! Who’s the next team to make a major move? Will it be the Dodgers? The Orioles? Are the Red Sox going to get moving? Buy! Sell!
Brewers 3, Pirates 4 – Scouts: Junior Guerra was cruising along until the 6th happened, and man did the wheels fall off on this one. Guerra gave up 4 in the innning including homers to Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison. David Freese drove in the winning run as the Brewers watched as Felipe Rivero struck out with the game winning run in scoring position.
Rangers 1, Orioles 12 – Scouts: Daaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyum. I remember a time when the Orioles were actually good and looked to be a team to threaten a move in the playoffs. Then the Nationals happened and they imploded like I’ve never seen a team implode before. It was so incredibly painful I had to take over a week off from even following the team because honestly, who the fuck wants to watch your team give up 8+ runs in the first three innings literally every night? Tonight we got a reminder of who the team used to be. Good pitching by Dylan Bundy and boom boom boom by the bats. Chris Davis went deep twice including a grand slam. Trey Mancini and Seth Smith also went yard. I was really happy I tuned in for this one. Better savor it.
D-Backs 11, Reds 2 – Scouts: Arizona’s offense lit up in excitement over acquiring some J.D. Sal Romano gave up 6 runs in just 4 innings.
Phillies 5, Marlins 2 – Scouts: Maikel Franco jacked a go-ahead shot in the 8th and the Phillies added two insurance in the 9th to close out the Feesh who can’t seem to get sold fast enough. Come on Jeets, get it done already!
Cardinals 5, Mets 0 – Scouts: The Mets had as many hits as they had errors. 3. LO friggen L.
Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 5 F/15 – Scouts: It took 15 damn innings to settle this one. Hanley Ramirez walked it off with a solo shot over the Green Monster. Toronto thought they had it in the bag in the 11th, only to watch the bullpen blow it on a 2 out Mookie Betts 2-out RBI double.
Cubs 5, Braves 1 – Scouts: A 2.5 hour rain delay couldn’t slow down John Lackey and the Cubs who cruised to their 5th consecutive victory.
Ddogers 1, White Sox 0 – Scouts: Do you ever think opponents don’t even want to bother getting out of bed on the days that Kershaw pitches? Kershaw picked up his 15th win going 7 scoreless. Orioles throw-away Miguel Gonzalez pitched very well in the loss.
Yankees 6, Twins 3 – Scouts: Bartolo’s debut didn’t go so well for the Twins, as the Yankees not only got the win but pulled off a pretty big trade acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnie from the White Sox for Tyler Clippard and additional prospects. Looks like it’s going to be a VERY active year in the trade market!
Mariners 2, Astros 6 – Scouts: Evan Gattis went deep twice and Brad Peacock picked up 9, count them 9 K’s. Carlos Correa is expected to be out 6-8 weeks, so we will need to see more of everyone stepping up like this.
Tigers 9, Royals 3 – Scouts: Nicholas Castellanos hit a pair of homers, a single, and a triple fueling a Detroit come-back after falling down 3-0 in the first.
Padres 7, Rockies 9 – Scouts: Pitching wasn’t exactly on showcase here as this one went back-and-forth starting with 3 runs each in the very first inning. Colorado ended up on top, however they will need to larn to shut down lesser teams if they plan on making a serious run at it this fall.
Rays 4, Oakland 3 – Scouts: I really want to hate on Tampa right now, but holy crap they are just 2 games out of first and are in second friggen place in the division. It feels like just yesterday they were fighting with Toronto for last place. The world has gone all Topsy-turvy on me! TB came back to score two runs in the 9th with two outs to pull this one out.
Nationals 4, Angels 3 – Scouts: This one was pretty much Bryce vs Trout and Bryce came out on top. Both hit a homer, but Bryce ended up 4-4 with two runs scored and the Nats just can’t be stopped.
Indians 1, Giants 2 F/10 – Scouts: It took this one a little extra to finally get resolved when Conor Gillaspie lead off the inning with a double. Denard Span beat out a bunt hit, allowing Eduardo Nunez to play the hero with a walk-off single to end the game.