Scouts: I’ll be honest here. It’s Friday and I’m burned out this week. Ready for a nap. So I’m going to take the day off and not try to come up with something to talk about here. Instead I’ll do what every good American does and pass the buck on to you! Have at it!
Tigers 7, Orioles 5 – Scouts: The start of the game was delayed due to rain. Then they decided it’d be a good idea to start a game only to be forced to delay it once again in the top of the first. I’m not sure who the weatherman on that one was but maybe it’s time to find a new day job. Speaking of finding new day jobs, Chris Tillman lasted just 2 innings giving up 6 hits and 7 runs. But the O’s turned a very pretty 6-4-3 triple play and I’m still wondering if James McCann fell down and took a nap somewhere in there because he was out by a good country mile.
Dodgers 7, Braves 4 – Prof: The Braves called up Ozzie Albies on Wednesday. He got his first MLB hit last night, and it wasn’t just a little hopper up the middle. No sir. Albies’ first MLB hit was a monster homer that added three runs to Atlanta’s total for the night. Sadly, it didn’t help the Braves win, but it’s a good way to end the night if you’re a Braves fan to see someone so young accomplishing something pretty rad. Former Braves pitcher Alex Wood went six and got the win for the Dodgers.
Rangers 4, Twins 1 – Prof: Here comes that man. Joey Gallo, a guy who either goes big or goes home, went big again. Gallo hit a three run bomb, and his season total thus far is 29. Gallo’s homer went approximately 430 feet.
Mariners 4, Royals 6 – Scouts: Brandon Moss went deep twice as the Royals snap a 3 game losing streak. The Royals hold just a half a game lead over the Rays for the final Wild Card spot.
Phillies 4, Angels 5 – Scouts: The Halos mounted a 2 run comeback in the 8th starting off with Andrelton Simmons’ double. Simmons would eventually score the go-ahead run off a wild pitch (whoops). The best damn player in baseball contributed with a two run homer.
Diamondbacks 10, Cubs 8 – Prof: Well, damn, Goldy! The Gritty Snakes’ first baseman went wild on Chicago and hit three home runs, including one that broke a stalemate in the ninth inning. One of his homers landed on Waveland Avenue. Pretty good night for Goldschmidt, don’t you think?
Mets 4, Rockies 5 – Prof: The Mets can’t do anything right. To wit: A BASES LOADED WALK TO NOLAN ARENADO LOST THEM THE GAME. What kind of crap is that? New York pitcher Hansel Robles said he started to have numbness in his pitching hand, and instead of asking Terry Collins to pull him, he continued to pitch. And because of not being able to feel the damn ball, Robles hit Jonathan Lucroy, walked Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu to load the bases, and then walked Arenado! That’s ridiculous! How bad is the Mets’ medical staff that a guy who can’t feel the freaking ball won’t ask them to take a look at his hand during a game? Yikes.
Reds 0, Pirates 6 – Scouts: Would it shock anyone to know that the Reds are now a whipping 20 games under .500? It feels like just yesterday they were fighting for the division lead.
Rays 5, Astros 3 – Scouts: This one was all about the Souza. Jr. that is. Souza jacked a solo homer and knocked in the go-ahed two-run double in the 7th giving the Rays the series win.
Athletics 2, Giants 11 – Scouts: Ty Blanch went 8 strong innings holding the A’s to two runs and smacked his first career home run 416 feet. Not a bad day’s work I’d say.
Cardinals 1, Brewers 2 – Prof: Player of the game was Keon Broxton, who robbed a home run in the second and secured the win for the Brewers with a single in the fifth inning. Matt “Count Von Count” Garza came back from the DL and got himself a W.
White Sox 5, Red Sox 9 – Prof: The Battle of the Laundry. Mookie Betts drove in two with a homer, while Andrew Benintendi reached base with each at bat. Rick Porcello snapped a personal losing steak with his first win since June.
Yankees 1, Indians 5 – Scouts: Corey Kluber with the gem. Kluber picked up 11 strikeouts and gave up just one run on 3 hits while pitching a complete game. It’s the 9th time in the last 10 games that Kluber has struck out 10 or more.