Scouts: Most of the league had the day off, but the games we got largely featured some very dominant pitching performances. Hope everyone’s ready for the weekend! I’ll be gone all week next week, so be nice to your friendly neighborhood Professor!
Pirates 6, Cubs 1 – Scouts: Gregory Polanco provided more offense than the entire Cubs lineup as the Tampa Bay Pirates just keep on winning, seemingly unaware they are supposed to suck. Polanco went 2-5 with a pair of solo homers for the Bucs.
Tigers 3, Team From Cleveland 9 – Scouts: The Team that shall not be named got the bats moving early, scoring all 9 runs in the first four innings starting with Francisco Lindor’s lead-off shot.
Cardinals 13, Reds 4 – Scouts: While the Cards spread some of the damage around, the biggest chunk came with a 7-run, 7th inning outburst that blew a one-run game wide open.
Rockies 5, Nationals 1 – Scouts: D.J. LeMahieu had himself one hell of a ballgame, as the lead-off hitter went 4-5 with 4 RBI and two home-runs.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 6 – Scouts: MLB moved quickly to hand out punishments for the previous day’s brawl. Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly received a 6-game suspension plus fine, while Tyler Austin received a 5-game time-out and fine. Fines also went out to Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin, C.C. Sebathia, Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez, and Dustin Pedroia. As for the game, Rick Porcello went 7 strong, shut-out innings and while the Yankees attempted to mount a come-back in the 9th, Craig Kimbrel popped on in to shut the door.
White Sox 0, Twins 4 – Scouts: Jose Berrios looked really, really good, giving up just three hits over 7 shut out innings, all while racking up 11 of them K things for the Twins. His counter part, Lucas Giolito however didn’t have such a stellar game.
Angels 7, Royals 1 – Scouts: LA held a 1-0 lead until Shohei Ohtani cleared the bases with a three-run triple in the 7th.
Giants 7, Padres 0 – Scouts: Chris Stratton held the Padres to a single hit over 7 innings while the Giants had big innings in the first and the 6th. San Diego, which of course means “a whale’s vagina” was able to only muster one single the entire game. Oof.