Prof: Last night was the night of Accidental Football Scores. You’ll see. You’ll seeeeeeee……
Cubs 8, White Sox 3 – Scouts: So what happened in Chicago last night? Rizzo, Russell and Arrieta happened. Since the All-Star break the Cubs have come from down 5.5 games and now lead the Brewers in the NL Central.
Marlins 22, Rangers 10 – Scouts: There is sooo much to unpack from this game. If there ever were a time to curse now is that time. Holy shit was there some terrible friggen pitching in this game. Yu Darvish who’s name has been mentioned a lot on the trade market gave up 10 runs in 3.2 innings. And the pain did not stop there. Texas threw out 6 pitchers who ALL gave up runs, including Catcher Brett Nicholas who gave up 4 runs on 5 hits in just one inning. Go on. Take a look. And try not to cry. Adrian Beltre and Jeff Banister got to go home a little early in this one after the ump show came to town. Stanton hit another long blast, flipped his bat and maybe got a little revenge on Grilli for his celebration the night before.
Rockies 5, Cardinals 10 – Prof: Colorado is coming back down to earth from their improbable hot first half start, and the Cardinals are improving their own record, winning their last four of five. Nolan Arenado hit a home run. Redbirds assisted by Tommy Pham and Randal Grichuk.
Twins 5, Dodgers 6 – Scouts: Down 5-0 halfway through the 4th, the Dodgers pecked and clawed their way back into the game, eventually walking it off on a Justin Turner single. This was a rough series for Minnesota who played the Dodgers very tough but couldn’t quite eek out a victory.
Mets 3, Padres 6 – Scouts: Steven Matz, who once was considered to be pretty good didn’t make it to the 4th inning.
Orioles 1, Rays 5 – Scouts: It’s a weird thing to go from considering your team to have a strong shot at doing deep into the playoffs to rooting for them to lose so that management doesn’t make the mistake of not holding a much needed firesale. Duqs, we all know everyone around Baltimore wants you gone. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking you have a shot at the playoffs. Now is not the time to buy. It’s not the time to stand pat. Sell. Sell. Sell. Anything and everything not named Schoop, Mancini or Bundy. Please.
Reds 5, Yankees 9 – Prof: The other night, Todd Frazier introduced himself to Yankees fans in an interesting way. Last night, he went back to his tater mashin’ ways and helped New York rise above Cincinnati. Didi Gregorius hit his own home run, and Luis Severino went seven strong innings for the win.
Red Sox 4, Mariners 0 – Scouts: Chris Sale hasn’t given up a run in 21.2 innings.
Braves 3, Diamondbacks 10 – Prof: Ketel Marte had an inside-the-park homer, J.D. Martinez hit two homers of his own, and the Gritty Snakes bit the Braves. Aaron Blair was called up from Gwinnett and I have no doubt that they are going to send him right back down again. Come on Kris Medlen, come on home!
Pirates 1, Giants 2 – Scouts: The Pirates’ hot streak seems to have fizzled out now leaving the Pirates 4 games back in the division after dropping the last two against the lowly Giants.
Brewers 5, Nationals 8 – Prof: Royce Harpler was ejected. Guess what? They didn’t need him. Poor Jimmy Nelson did the Brewers a solid, but their weak bullpen coughed it up almost immediately, when Milwaukee gave up seven runs in the eighth inning. Yuck.
Astros 0, Phillies 9 – Prof: Oh lord, have mercy. However, give credit where credit is due – Aaron Nola is a good up and coming guy, regardless of which team he pitches for. In his last seven starts, Nola has an ERA under 1.50. Wow! Dingers crushed by Cameron Rupp and Maikel Franco (who also doubled), while Tommy Joseph had two doubles of his own.
Athletics 2, Blue Jays 3 – Scouts: Down 2-0 in the 9th, Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales said “I got this bitches.” Smoak hit a two run homer followed by Morales’ solo shot to deliver a stunner to the A’s faithful. Santiago Casilla couldn’t find a hole big enough to dive into after the game.
Angels 4, Indians 10 – Prof: Ricky Nolasco continues to be a really, really terrible pitcher. I’m sorry to all of our Angels fans out here. Y’all don’t deserve him. Anyway, The Magical Land of Cleve and the Angels were pretty close all night until the eighth inning, when the Block C bats suddenly exploded. All small ball too; double, single, single, double, single, single, single. Imagine how long the bottom of the eighth was, when all of the runs were driven in by doubles and singles.
Royals 16, Tigers 2 – Prof: Eric Hosmer hit his first ever grand slam to go along with his five hits. Kansas City had nine runs in the seventh inning alone! 22 hits. All of this at Comerica, and a terrible outing from Anibal Sanchez and five different pitchers (including poor Andrew Romine, who was put in by Beautiful Brad for the only reason that they were so far behind that putting an actual pitcher out there was pure insanity).