So another Trade Deadline has come and gone. How did this year’s moves sit with you? Are you happy with the moves made? Or even more importantly the moves not made? I was really sad to see the Oriole’s decided to stand still as the team needs a desperate infusion of young talent in the absolutely barren farm system. Talk is the offers just weren’t there, but it’s really hard to imagine they couldn’t have done something. How did your team fare this year? Do you look at any other teams like the Dodgers or Nationals or Yankees any differently than you did a few weeks ago?
Royals 2, Orioles 7 – Prof: Dylan Bundy went eight very impressive innings, allowing only three hits total. Seth Smith had 3 RBI and Tim Beckham had 2 as Baltimore cruised to victory.
Tigers 4, Yankees 3 – Prof: John Hicks and Justin Upton put a Tiger in their tanks, so to speak, and squeezed Detroit to a W against the AL East leaders with home runs.
Reds 9, Pirates 1 – Prof: Speedy Billy Hamilton hit a three run homer and a triple to help Cincinnati go up over Pittsburgh. The Pirates’ feel-good story, Jameson Taillon, isn’t doing so well these days. Health-wise, he’s just fine, but baseball-wise, he’s really bombing. Taillon has an ERA of 12.18 since the All-Star Break.
Rays 6, Astros 4 – Scouts: What a night for Evan Longoria! Longoria came up to bat in the 9th needing a double to complete the cycle, and it came down to a crew-chief review which eventually went into Evan’s favor.
Nationals 6, Marlins 7 – Prof: Interesting game. Washington got all of their runs in the second inning, including a three run homer by starting pitcher Max Scherzer! Then, in the second inning, Scherzer pulled himself out of the game because of a messed up neck. That’s where the Marlins came in. The runs started slow, then doubled in the next two innings. Super cool when that happens.
Twins 0, Padres 3 – Scouts: What is going on with the Twins lately? They really don’t seem like they want to win anymore. Can I get some insight here?
Indians 10, Red Sox 12 – Prof: Whew! This one was something else. Singles, doubles, homers, homers, doubles, homers, doubles, more homers and Craig Kimbrel threw a wild pitch, and still won the game. Time to break out my favorite gif.
Giants 10, Athletics 4 – Scouts: Johnny Cueto suffered a setback in his rehab, however the Giants are still optimistic he’ll pitch again this season. In his stead, Jeff Samardzija and company put up a 10 spot on the A’s.
Phillies 1, Angels 7 – Scouts: Albert Pujols proved he can still put on a show picking up 5 RBIs on a 3-run HR and a 2-run double. Pujols is just one HR shy of Sammy Sosa for 8th all-time.
Dodgers 3, Braves 2 – Prof: The Braves called up two youngsters for last night’s game, Lucas Sims (pitcher) and Ozzie Albies (wunderkind of the future). Here is a very, very cool stat:
Yeah, I’m feeling good about the future!
Mets 4, Rockies 5 – Scouts: The lolMets gave up one in the 8th to tie, and a walk-off single to Nolan Arenado, who had already hit a 3 run jack earlier in the game.
Cardinals 2, Brewers 3 – Prof: The Brewers scored all of their runs in the first inning, and St. Louis tried to play catch up. Milwaukee was buoyed by a strong outing from Jimmy Nelson, and bolstered by the excellent work of Corey “Able” Knebel, who recorded his 19th save of the season.
Blue Jays 8, White Sox 4 – Prof: As always, there is a player of the game, and for Toronto that player was Josh Donaldson. A homer, a sac fly, and a double to deep center.
Mariners 8, Rangers 7 – Scouts: Texas fell behind by 5 early, but attempted a comeback that came up just a little short. It’s been a rough few weeks for Texas. But at least you got a good haul for Darvish right?
Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 16 – Scouts: Holy shit the Cubs put a whoopin on the D’Backs! Even Jon Lester took one out of the yard, something he’s never done before! Rizzo homered twice! The Cubs are now 14-3 since the All-Star break and are starting to look like the team that won the WS last year.