Scouts: Angel Hernandez “needs to find another job“. Ian Kinsler had some pretty choice words about Angel Hernandez after arguing and getting tossed following a 1-0 pitch that was called a ball. Ian still upset about a boarder-line strike call asked if the second one was going to be called a strike or not. Hernandez who’s known for being a terrible umpire with a short leash tossed him immediately. Brad Ausmus himself was tossed immediately when he came out to defend his player.
“This has to do with changing the game,” Kinsler said. “He’s changing the game. He needs to find another job. He really does. I’m not mad at him. He just needs to go away.”
Kinsler said he has had issues with Hernandez for over a decade.
“But when it becomes blatant like this, there is a problem. … What is he doing on the field? What is he doing out there? It’s pretty obvious he needs to stop ruining baseball games,” Kinsler added.
MLB has yet to comment or announce a suspension or fine for Kinsler’s comments, which is pretty telling at this point, especially considering that Hernandez has filed a lawsuit against MLB just last month.
Royals 8, Athletics 10 – Scouts: KC looked to put it away for good with a 5 run 8th. But Oakland was having none of that and came back with a 6 run inning of their own. So there!
Angels 1, Nationals 3 – Prof: A SomeGuy special, in which Gio Gonzalez pitched well enough for his team to make waves. Gio seems to be one of the guys who is really getting the most out of working with Matt Wieters, a catcher who is known for striking up a good relationship with his pitchers and bringing the best out in them. Looking forward to seeing how SG breaks it down for us in the comments!
Rays 6, Blue Jays 4 – Scouts: Josh Donaldson keeps mashing, but it didn’t help much as the Rays earned their third win in the last 10.
Orioles 1, Mariners 3 – Scouts: It seems to be all or nothing for the O’s lately as Andrew Albers shut them down and allowed Seattle to break out of a 5 game losing funk.
White Sox 1, Dodgers 6 – Scouts: You can’t hold LA down for long! The Dodgers busted out in the 8th with a 5 run rally to end what was a lovely pitching duel.
Giants 9, Marlins 4 – Prof: Bittersweet outing for the Feesh. The sweet was that Giancarlo Stanton hit yet ANOTHER home run, his sixth game in a row with a dinger. The bitter was that despite said dinger, San Francisco won, due in part because of a throwing error…by Giancarlo Stanton. Wow.
Pirates 1, Brewers 3 – Prof: Zach Davies really does look like he’s about 13 years old. But he pitches well beyond his years. The young Brewer is 14-6 for the season now, and while he allowed six hits for the night, he did also pitch deep into the seventh inning and when he’s able to do that, he gives Milwaukee a chance to win thanks to the reliable arm of closer Corey “Able” Knebel.
Tigers 4, Rangers 10 – Scouts: Joey Gallo, Mike Napoli, and Robinson Chirinos all homered powering a 10 run outburst that included a pair of 4 run innings. Justin Verlander who may not be a Tiger much longer took the loss.
Astros 9, Diamondbacks 4 – Scouts: Houston came out big early putting up 5 in the second, two in the third and one more in the 4th to get Arizona into a deep hole too difficult to climb out of.
Mets 4, Yankees 5 – Prof: Game two of the Subway Series, and it was eventful. This marked the first win for Sonny Gray in pinstripes. It also gave us an injured Aroldis Chapman.
Reds 2, Cubs 1 – Prof: Kids, Scooter Gennett for MVP. I’m kidding, of course, but he is really proving his worth this season. In yesterday’s post, we talked about Scoots taking the mound. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about his sac fly that brought Joey Votto home and put the Reds on the board. My small child can do it all. I better wash my Milwaukee Gennett shirt and wear it proudly this weekend, huh?
Indians 8, Twins 1 – Prof: Oh man. The Magical Land of Cleve just put the hurting on the Twins. Sorry, Happy. You got body slammed by Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jason Kipnis (back from the DL!). Rough game from Bartolo Colon. But we all knew that was probably gonna happen sooner rather than later.
Braves 4, Rockies 3 – Prof: Nolan Arenado had an error and it hurt Colorado terribly. That’s not a sentence one can type very often! This was a pretty boring game, with the exception of old man Nick Markakis hitting a homer, and the aforementioned Arenado error.
Cardinals 4, Red Sox 10 – Scouts: The Rex Sox turned a 5-4-3 triple play in the 4th, then took that momentum into the 5th for a 8 run outburst that pretty much nailed this one shut.
Phillies 4, Padres 8 – Scouts: Dinelson Lamet took a no-hitter into the 5th and ended up allowing just two runs in 7 innings.