Scouts: Sorry for the truncated post gang! I have a work event today and sort of forgot to give Prof a heads up. Totally my fault. I’m going to post what we have for now and once I get a chance later today I’ll come back and try to fill in the gaps. Until then why don’t you all help us out in the comment section!
Prof: The Phillies hosted a thing called Bark in the Park last night, and then they posted a tweet that featured all these puppies (because all dogs are puppies) and the Phanatic together in some sort of “Make Prof Squee and Die” moment. Here is said tweet:
Y’all. LOOK AT THE CUTENESS. I can’t stand it. It’s too much. But in this day and age, we need all the cute we can handle, and puppies and fuzzy mascots put a smile on my face. Baseball, even when it hurts, puts a smile on my face, too. I hope it does for you as well. Let’s get to smilin’ and talk about some scores, shall we?
Pirates 1, Cubs 6 – Scouts: Three errors didn’t help the Pirate cause as it was difficult enough picking up runs off Mike Montgomery.
Giants 3, Padres 0 – Scouts: I’m just going to skip this game because really does it even matter? Will anyone even notice as long as there is text here?
Indians 6, Yankees 2 – Prof: The Klubot was back in android form, bouncing back from last week’s defeat at the hands of the Boston Beaneaters. The Magical Land of Cleve are now seven games over the Twins in a relatively comfortable AL Central lead.
Mariners 6, Orioles 7 – Prof: Fresh off one of the worst first innings of baseball in ages, the Mariners crap the bed again, this time at Camden Yards. It didn’t have to be this way; Seattle and Baltimore played tic-tac-toe with each other all the way up until the seventh inning, when Chris Crush Davis hit a double to deep right field and Trey Mancini scored the winning run. The one-two punch of Darren O’Day and Zack Britton gave the Orioles all the comfort they needed to win the game.
Tigers 4, Rockies 3 – Scouts: Tigers bullpen to the rescue! Both teams scored early but the Tigers bullpen played the real hero locking it down and stopping any potential rallies.
Athletics 1, Angels 3 – Mike Trout was given the day off with a stiff neck but the Halos won anyways keeping them in the wild card hunt for a little longer.
Marlins 2, Nationals 11 – Prof: Mad Max is back, and the Marlins took a walk down his Fury Road. Scherzer’s return from the 10-day DL found him allowing only five hits and one run. The unstoppable Giancarlo Stanton was actually stopped – he went 0-3 against Scherzer. Notable offense for the Nats included Howie Kendrick, Jayson Werth (also back from the DL), and Matt Wieters.
Braves 1, Phillies 6 – Prof: Why can’t the Braves ever beat the Phillies? Why do they play like Single-A when they are at CBP? Why do they give up runs like they are giving away Fun Size Snickers at Halloween? WHY CAN’T JOHNNY READ? Oh, sorry, wrong rant. Anyway, the Phillies have this new kid named Rhys Hoskins – ya might’ve heard of him – who actually did NOT mash a dinger last night, but did hit the go-ahead double to put Philadelphia up and over.
Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 – Scouts: I hear that fans in Boston are panicking despite having a pretty sizesble lead in the division and the Yankees floundering. Maybe the halt of a 4 game losing streak will get some people off the ledge. Probably not.
Rays 12, Royals 0 – Scouts: Ouch what a trouncing.