Scouts: You may have noticed a slight massive uptick in the amount of Scrubs gifs I’ve been using in the daily posts, and that’s because I’m in the middle of my semi-annual binge watch of the show. It’s strange, because the show doesn’t make any of my top 10 lists, but I’ve watched, and rewatched the show more than just about any other. There’s something about it. It still makes me laugh, it almost always puts me in a good mood, and it really gets me thinking. Does anyone else have a show that holds a special, odd, little place in your heart?
White Sox 2, Twins 4 (Game 1) – Scouts: Down 2-0 in the 8th, Minnesota busted out big time, including a key three-run homer by Eduardo Escobar.
White Sox 6, Twins 3 (Game 2) – Scouts: This time, Chicago was able to hold the lead, picking up 4 in the first and never looking back.
Dodgers 5, Pirates 0 – Scouts: LA is back to .500 after jacking three home-runs against the Pirates. Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, and Cody Bellinger all went yard for the Dodgers.
Rays 2, Nationals 4 – Prof: Something really major is gonna have to happen to keep Mad Max from collecting another beautiful Cy Young Award. If he keeps pitching like this, he’s a shoo-in. Scherzer went eight, retired thirteen!, and is the first ten game winner in baseball of the season. Oh, and he only allowed two hits and didn’t walk a soul. AND the other day he went to the Caps game and looked like a delirious little boy. There’s not much Max can’t do. On the offensive side, the night belonged to Wilmer Difo, who despite only going 1-3 brought home three of the four Nats runs (a fielder’s choice, a triple, and scored on a wild pitch).
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2 – Prof: Nothing but dingers! No, seriously, every run was scored on a blast, on both sides. It’s just that New York had put more men on base beforehand. Miguel Andujar hit a grand slam in the seventh, crushing the ball and the heart of the Blue Jays.
Orioles 2, Mets 1 – Prof: Oh my goodness. When you get beaten by a team who are 41 games in the hole, things are not going right for you. I would almost rather just outright stink and know that my team stinks than have the glittering promise of “just not good enough”, which is where the Mets are right now. Anyway, I come to praise Baltimore, not to bury New York. The Orioles did well, actually; Alex Cobb went six innings and struck out seven, Manny Machado drove in Trey Mancini and Danny Valencia did the same for Adam Jones, all in the first inning. That was all they needed to celebrate in Birdland.
Rockies 9, Reds 6 – Scouts: Carlos Gonzalez hit the ever loving shit out of a ball, sending it 473 feet into deep, deep, deep right center field. Someone buy that man a steak.
Tigers 0, Red Sox 6 – Prof: Boston tamed the Tigers, putting up all six runs in the first five innings and allowing only three hits total for the visiting team. Knuckleballer Stephen Wright went seven innings for the win.
Brewers 2, Spiders 3 – Prof: Bless them, the Brewers gave it a good fight, but it was just one little slip-up that caused the Magical Land of Cleve to reign victorious last night. A Jose Ramirez solo homer in the third was all Cleveland needed, even though Travis Shaw really tried to get something happening in the ninth for Milwaukee. Klubot collects another W.
Athletics 4, Rangers 7 – Scouts: Five ding-dongs for the Rangers including a welcome back blast by Adrian Beltre. Delino DeShields contributed with a catch crashing into the wall that was as non-nonchalant as I’ve ever seen.
Phillies 6, Cubs 1 – Scouts: Zach Eflin took a shutout into the 8th inning, Kyle Hendricks gave up 5 early on, and the Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak.
Mariners 7, Astros 1 – Prof: James Paxton, he who tames the wild eagle, whose acclaim echoes throughout Canadaland, gets the win. Pretty good, too; seven and 2/3 innings of one run ball, I’m sure Seattle will take it. Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino, and Jean Segura all smashed some taters.
Marlins 7, Cardinals 4 – Scouts: Jose Urena finally picked up his first win on the season. The Marlins opening day starter had lost or been no-decisioned in his 12 previous starts.
Royals 0, Angels 1 – Scouts: Andrew Heaney turned 27 yesterday, and he decided to celebrate it by throwing a 1-hit complete-game shutout over the Royals.
Braves 14, Padres 1 – Scouts: See Atlanta, now that’s what I’m talking about. Clearly the team reads this blog and have taken my motivational speech from yesterday and went ahead and woke up. 14 runs on 18 hits, 4 of which by Freddie Freeman who was a triple shy of the cycle.
D-backs 3, Giants 2 – Scouts: Madison Bumgarner returned to the bump Tuesday night, and I couldn’t have been happier to see him back in and losing again. Patrick Corbin put on a clinic throwing 6.1 innings giving up just 1 run on 4 hits while racking up 7 strikeouts.