Scouts: So did everyone enjoy players weekend? Where there any nicknames that you found to be particularly fun? What about the new unis? I loved the O’s uniforms, although I thought the sleeves were a bit on the long side. But the colors were pretty amazing. Of course it didn’t hurt that we swept Boston in Boston in pretty brutal fashion. Brett Garner showed himself to be a real stick in the mud, going out of his way to complain to ESPN about the three day event, about how it’s offensive to him that they are breaking with Tradition. He must be a lot of fun at parties.
Mariners 1, Yankees 10 – Prof: Some of the worst baseball that you could possibly imagine was played in the first inning of this game. The Yankees hit six of their runs in the first, and the Mariners committed five errors. Five! In one inning! Here’s a couple of them for you – Starlin Castro scored because of an error committed by Mat Gamel. Gary Sanchez scored and Aaron Judge was safe at third because of an error by Kyle (Corey’s Brother) Seager. Chase Headley scored because of an error by Jean Segura. I mean… whew! And New York did a lot of this without their manager, as Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning.
Twins 7, Blue Jays 2 – Scouts: Byron Buxton jacked three homers, count them and was responsible for 5 of the Twin’s 7 runs. The win keeps the Twins in the Wild Card hunt for now.
Royals 0, Indians 12 – Prof: This got ugly reallllllllly quick. Cookie Carrasco went seven innings, six hits, no runs (obviously). The second inning was where the bloodbath happened. Francisco delicious Lindor truffle hit a homer and Yan Gomes scored, then Carlos Santana hit a three run homer, and then Gomes hit a grand slam of his own also in the second inning! What a mess.
Pirates 5, Reds 2 – Scouts: Starling Marte went 3-5 with two RBI to give Pittsburgh the win. This was the Pirates first series win against Cincinnati since last September.
Padres 2, Marlins 6 – Scouts: Would it sock you if I told you that Giancarlo Stanton put a ball over the wall? Stanton’s heroics are so commonplace now, we are just starting to you know, expect it. Stanton is at 50 for the year and eyeing up some pretty serious records.
Orioles 2, Red Sox 1 – Prof: Baltimore defeated Doug Fister and the Beantown gang on the strength of Trey Mancini, Adam Jones, and some smart small ball play. The Orioles’ Players Weekend unis were SHARP AS HECK. I love that flou orange that they were rocking. I might have to get myself some Trumbo swag with this neon orange, because it’s pretty rad.
Rockies 3, Braves 0 – Prof: Meh, this was a tough one for Folty and the Boys. Jon Gray pitched a shutout at SunTrust Park, and the Rockies leave with their heads held high. Poor Folty, even though he’s not pitching too terribly he is still handed his fourth straight loss because Atlanta can’t seem to give him any run support. But what else is new?
Cubs 3, Phillies 6 – Prof: Rhys Hoskins is everything right now. The young rookie sensation has put Philadelphia on his back and helped lead his team to a big win against one of the best teams in the National League. Hoskins went yard once again – his fifth straight game doing so – and also set up a triple play to basically cause every jaw to drop at Citizens Bank Park yesterday.
Mets 6, Nationals 5 (Game 1), – Scouts: Edwin Jackson who was inserted into the game as a pinch runner was thrown out at the plate to end the game. Thrown out by a Met. That’s gotta burn.
Mets 4, Nationals 5 (Game 2) – Scouts: The Nats got their revenge quick by scoring the exact same amount of runs in game two as game one, only this time they didn’t allow the lowly Mets to score quite as much. This was thanks to Tanner Roark striking out 9 over 6 innings before running out of gas.
Tigers 1, White Sox 7 – Scouts: Lucas Giolito threw 7 shutout innings and the Tigers never were much of a threat in this one.
Rays 3, Cardinals 2 – Scouts: Tampa’s bullpen nearly blew the game, giving up one in the 7th and one in the 8th to send the game into extras. Logan Morrison bailed them out with a solo shot in the 10th as Chris Archer had himself another fine pitching performance. Maybe he’s finally returning to form?
Astros 7, Angels 5 – Prof: The Astros weren’t playing at home, but their hearts were there. Knowing that their families and friends were in Houston dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, with heavy, distracted hearts they played this game against Los Angeles. Mike Trout made a rare misstep, and the Astros rallied against the Angels to get the W. Houston flies “home” but to Dallas, where they will try to determine their next course of action since they were supposed to have played at Minute Maid Field on Tuesday, but massive flooding might change their plans.
Rangers 3, Athletics 8 – Scouts: A three run second and four run eighth fueled the win for the A’s. Matt Olson and Matt Chapman hit back-to-back jacks in the second.
Brewers 3, Dodgers 2 – Prof: THE DODGERS LOST A SERIES. THE DODGERS LOST A SERIES. And the Brewers played some excellent baseball against them yesterday afternoon. Jimmy Nelson took a no-hit bid deep into the sixth inning, broken up by the Silver Fox himself (Chase Utley). The Brewers did this on the road, as well, which was a big coup for them. Corey Knebel notched his 29th save of the season.
Giants 0, Diamondbacks 11 – Prof: Patrick Corbin rose from his slumber and turned in a really sweet, solid seven inning start to help rise those Gritty Snakes above San Francisco. The D’backs had a nine run eighth inning. Yikes. Most of those were off of former starter and owner of a no-hitter Matt Cain. Double yikes.