Scouts: Happy Friday! Let’s Jam.
Rays 1, Twins 5 – Scouts: Kyle Gibson threw 8 innings, giving up just a single run, completely shutting down the Rays.
Dodgers 3, Padres 2 – Scouts: Looks like things are looking up for the Dodgers who not sit in first place all by themselves for the first time this season. Ross Stripling threw 6 shutout innings, Matt Kemp had a key pinch hit RBI, and Kenley Jansen shut the door.
Mariners 2, Angels 11 – Scouts: Albert Pujols who’s been around seemingly forever and a day, tied Ken Griffey Jr for 6th place on the all-time home run list, after launching a pair of bombs.
Athletics 6, Astros 4 – Scouts: Um, Houston? Do we have a issue? Down 4-0, Oakland scored 6 unanswered runs to cap a 4 game series victory.
Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 5 – Prof: Normally, one looks at a score of 5-1 and think it’s a bit of a blowout. However, coming off the insanity of a 19-2 game the other night, this looks positively quaint. Trevor Story hit a solo dinger. Otherwise Colorado mostly hit RBI singles all night. Coors.
Phillies 5, Orioles 4 – Scouts: It’s always nice when you really need a rebound win to look up and see the Orioles on the other side of the scoreboard. There were rumors that there were scouts at the game watching Kevin Gausman, who responded by getting smacked around to the tune of 12 hits and 5 runs.
Brewers 3, Pirates 6 – Prof: As I mentioned in the comments yesterday, it’s coming up to the time of the year when the Brewers just stink. It doesn’t matter who is on the team or who is running the show. Early July just seems to be a weak point for Milwaukee year after year. The Pirates took full advantage of this with stellar performances from Jordy Mercer (four RBI on the night) and Jameson Taillon (six innings, 1 earned run, a career best 10 K).
Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 6 – Scouts: David Price was able to put down the video games long enough to strike out 8 Blue Jays over 6.2 innings and pull out the victory. J.A. Happ only lasted 3.2 innings, and gave up 5 runs, however none of them were earned. Whoops.
Yankees 7, Spiders 4 – Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve, and their ace cyborg the Klubot, is starting to need a recharge. Kluber took the loss after an unfortunate six earned runs over seven and 1/3 innings, even though he had nine strikeouts. New York’s Brett Gardner hit two home runs in the win.
Nationals 5, Mets 4 – Prof: A hard fought match between NL East teams, but the Nats reign supreme on the eve of hosting the All Star Game in their own yard. Max Scherzer, who may possibly start the game as well as host, gets the win. Bryce Harper, looking for a Home Run Derby title, got practice in with a two run blast of his own. Anthony Rendon, who quietly does heavy lifting for this team every other night, contributed two homers of his own.