Scouts: We got your walk-offs. We got your double-headers. We got your All-Stars. All this and more from a very full day in baseball! Prof picked the music, so you’ll have to join me in guessing the theme!
Nationals 3, Pirates 6 – Prof: The Nats are once again on the thin edge of .500 after this loss to Pittsburgh. In good news for Washington, Juan Soto and Royce Harpler both hit solo dingers.
Brewers 3, Marlins 4 F/10 – Scouts: In a matchup of the M logos, Bryan Holaday knocked in the winning run on a walk-off single in the 10th for the Fishier team. Holaday was only in the game because All-Star J.T. Realmuto was out for paternity leave.
Rangers 0, Red Sox 5 – Prof: All Star designated hitter J.D. Martinez continues to crush everything he sees, smashing a three run homer in the eighth inning.
Tigers 9, Rays 10 F/10 – Scouts: Kevin Kiermaier smoked a triple in the 10th, setting up Daniel Robertson’s walk-off single.
Reds 7, Spiders 5 – Prof: There’s really no way that the Reds can ever catch up to Milwaukee or even Chicago, but if they continue on this path, they can hold their heads high as a team that started out as hot garbage and ended up just okay. Sometimes, just okay is an accomplishment. Last night, though, Cincinnati was more than okay; Joey Votto and Scott Schebler both hit home runs, while Schebler also had an RBI single. Tucker Barnhart also had two RBI.
Royals 1, Twins 3 – Scouts: There’s nothing quite like getting to face the Royals at home immediately after Baltimore leaves town. All-Star, Jose Berrios threw 7 strong innings for the Twins, who must be really enjoying the confidence boost.
Athletics 2, Astros 0 – Prof: Welcome to the Stephen Piscotty Show. Your host, Stephen Piscotty, showed he was a man of many talents, starting with a solo home run in the seventh inning for the big opening number. Then in the eighth inning, he showed his tender side with a beautiful RBI single. Piscotty went 3-4 and single-handedly won the game for Oakland. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses.
Phillies 3, Mets 4 F/10 (Game 1) – Prof: Game one probably would have swung Philadelphia’s way had there not been an error in the third inning from Odubel Herrera. His bobble allowed Brandon Nimmo to score from second base and brought Joey Bats over to second, then Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double to bring Bautista home. Had Herrera not goofed, the Maikel Franco homer in the fourth inning probably would have sealed the deal for Philly. Instead, they had to go to the tenth inning, where Wilmer Flores instead hit a walk-off for the Mets.
Phillies 3, Mets 1 (Game 2) – Scouts: Aaron Nola struck out 10, gave up 1 hit and zero runs over 7 innings, becoming the first NL starter to 12 wins. Oh yea, and he added a three run, two-out double for good measure.
Yankees 4, Orioles 5 (Game 1) – Prof: Wonders never cease! CC Sabathia is a mere mortal and Danny Valencia hit a three run dinger off of him. But it all kicked off with a two run homer from the Mighty Trumbo in the fourth inning.
Yankees 10, Orioles 2 (Game 2) – Scouts: Well, you knew that wasn’t going to last. Back on to losing for the Birds. Luis Cessa shut down the worst team in baseball for 6 innings and Brett Gardner picked up a two-run dinger and triple RBI’s as the Yanks demolished the Orioles.
Dodgers 8, Padres 2 – Scouts: Clayton Kershaw is back? How long has this been going on for? Well, either way he looked like true CLayton Kershaw last night allowing just a pair of hits over 6 innings as the Dodgers cruised to their 49th win.
Cubs 1, Giants 2 F/11 – Scouts: The Cubs brought in a 5th infielder to face Pablo Sandoval, with 1 down and and the bases loaded in the 11th. So what did Sandoval do? He sliced a single into left field anyways. Take that Mr. Maddon man!