Scouts: Sorry for the late post today. Ever have one of those days where you just can’t get up and get going? Why don’t we listen to something upbeat to get us moving a little.
Mariners 5, Orioles 3 – Scouts: For your daily Chris Davis All-Star Watch, Davis went 0-3 with 3 strikeouts, lowering his batting average to .149. The winning run in this game scored on a wild pitch by Miguel Castro. Manny Machado still has yet to be traded off this dumpster fire of a team. The team is so bad, people have started whispering of a potential relocation that will probably never happen.
Yankees 4, Phillies 2 – Scouts: Jonathan Loaisiga held a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Aaron Judge went yard for his 20th on the season. The scary part of the Yanks success is just how young they are.
Pirates 6, Mets 4 – Prof: It started out as the Pirates Show, with Pittsburgh racking up five runs before New York even got on the board. Finally, in the seventh inning, the Mets got hot and scored four, to no avail. Bucs’ closer Felipe Vazquez put their bats to bed.
Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 9 – Prof: Lord have mercy, this is something else. Snakes vs Feesh – it’s a topsy turvy world when Snakes lose. Jake Lamb hit a homer in the first inning for Arizona, but Miami countered with a Justin Bour homer of their own. After that, it was a bit of a ugly small ball game until the fourth inning when the Marlins found their mojo.
Nationals 0, Rays 11 – Prof: So, this was a beauty for Blake Snell, who was working on something huge right up until Anthony Rendon dropped a Baby Ruth in the swimming pool top of the seventh with a double. Still, even with that, Snell collected himself and didn’t allow Rendon to capitalize on it. After Snell lost the no-hitter, the Rays pulled him in the eighth after a job well done (one hit, ten strikeouts). On the other side of the equation, Gio Gonzalez gave up six runs at the very beginning of the game and was chased off the mound like a pack of wild dogs were on his heels. A bad night for the Nats, who are trying to catch the Braves in the standings.
Reds 4, Braves 5 F/11 – Scouts: Look at Mr. Babe Ruth over here. Ozzie Albies called his shot in the 11th, telling Danny Santana before he strolled to the plate “It’s time to go long now.” Walk-off, game over. Damn son.
Athletics 5, Tigers 4 –Prof: Edwin Jackson has played on a bajillion teams. Well, no, actually thirteen. But thirteen ties the record for most MLB teams played for, and he celebrated by striking out seven. Oakland had two homers, one from Stephen Piscotty, and the other from Jed Lowrie.
Angels 0, Royals 2 – Prof: Wily Peralta is a closer now? Oh dude. I guess out of necessity, and it was his first save of the year. This is a makeup game from earlier in the season, one that was literally too cold to play. I guess the Angels still had some frost on their wings because they couldn’t get anything moving. The usual suspects had one knock a piece – Trouty, Simba, and Pujols. It’s wild how this team just crashed when Ohtani went down.
Padres 4, Rangers 7 – Scouts: A five-run rally in the 6th gave the Tigers a lead they would hold on to for the rest of the way. Sin-Soo Choo (remember him?) went 3-5 to extend his on-base streak to 38.
Blue Jays 6, Astros 3 – Prof: Stex and Orbit are down in the dumps today, but our Canadian friends are overjoyed and a lot of it has to do with Randal Grichuk. He made an incredible catch to rob George Springer of a home run and keep Toronto alive. On the offensive side, Grichuk hit a two run homer as well, so you could say he was the game’s MVP. Forgotten Ace J.A. Happ gets the win.
Spiders 0, Cardinals 5 – Scouts: John Gant gave up just a single hit over 7 strong innings, holding the team that shall not be named scoreless.
Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – Scouts: I can’t figure out Kenta Maeda. Somedays he seems like an ace, stud type pitcher. Other days he gets absolutely rocked and can’t get out of the 4th. Today was one of the better days, holding the Cubs to three hits over 7 shut-out innings.