Scouts: Good morning everyone! I have returned from my vacation feeling not at all rested and wishing I had another week. But the bills must be paid and the job must get done, so here I am. It’s amazing to me that even in this day and age, taking a week off and you feel like you’ve just completely fallen off the planet. I’ve given Prof a much deserved day of rest, so I’ll need all of you to fill me in on what I missed the past week. What went down?
The Team That Hails From Cleveland 7, Orioles 3 – Scouts: Manny Machado continues his offensive tear. Unfortunately other than him and Dylan Bundy, the rest of the team flat out sucks. Jose Ramirez picked up two homers for the Spiders as I hear we are now calling them.
Blue Jays 1, Yankees 5 – Scouts: Luis Severino gave up just a single run over 7 strong innings. Didi Gregorious hit a solo shot in the first, and the Yankees cruised into their 11th win on the season. Gleyber Torres went 0-4 in his MLB debut.
Royals 8, Tigers 5 – Scouts: Mike Moustakas extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh.
Twins 6, Rays 8 – Scouts: Everyone loves a walk-off, unless they are hit against your team that is. Sorry Twins fans, but today was one of the few the Rays get to celebrate. Carlos Gomez delivered a two-run walk-off in the 9th, his first of his career.
Pirates 2, Phillies 3 – Scouts: It looks like the Pirates have come back to earth after their stellar start. That makes me sad. Everyone loves a over-performing underdog. Aaron Altherr walked it off with a one-out single in the bottom of the 11th which completed a four game sweep.
British Virgin Island Marlins 2, Brewers 4 – Scouts: Christian Yelich reminded fans why he shouldn’t have been traded going deep for the BrewCrew as the Marlins who have succeeded from Miami were handed their 16th loss and a four-game sweep.
Astros 7, White Sox 1 – Scouts: Houston had a pretty big 7th inning sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring 5 runs. Better hope no one celebrated or stole a base or Justin Verlander the fun police will give you a citation.
Reds 2, Cardinals 9 – Scouts: Miles Mikolas held down the hapless Reds to two runs and 5 hits over 7 strong innings. Kolten Wong and Paul Dejong homered for the Cards, who are riding a 11 game wining streak vs the Reds.
Mariners 4, Rangers 7 – Scouts: Martin Perez made a delivery to his adjustment that seems to have paid off in the form of 6 strong innings against the Mariners.
Cubs 9, Rockies 7 – Scouts: German Marquez lost control of a 96 mph fastball that hit Kris Bryant in the brim of the helmet. Bryant left the game but so far has passed all tests with flying colors. Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Andy Haines were ejected following the incident after a run in with umpire Cory Blaser. Haines tossed his drink at Blaser and most certainly will be facing a nice long vacation.
Red Sox 1, Athletics 4 – Scouts: David Price was doesn’t scare Khris Davis! Davis came up in the 8th inning in a 1-1 ballgame and promptly hit a first-pitch, pinch-hit three-run homer to give the A’s another win over the Sox.
Giants 4, Angels 2 – Scouts: Johnny Cueto, who I honestly forgot was still playing baseball lowered his era to 0.35, completely shutting down the Angels and their new clean-up hitter Shohei Ohtani.
Padres 2, D-backs 4 – Scouts: Patrick Corbin racked up 11 K’s, as the D-Backs won it the way they drew it up. Or something like that.
Nationals 3, Dodgers 4 – Scouts: The Nats blew a 3-0 lead in the 6th, as the Dodgers pulled off another one of their trademark comebacks. Corey Seager picked up the winning RBI with a sac fly in the 7th.
Mets, Braves – PPD