Scouts: So apparently yesterday’s post never went live. I have no idea what happened. I wrote it and hit publish, and it said published. Then I got extremely busy at work, and went home and right to bed. So when I log on this morning, poof no post. So today you get double posts. Have fun!
Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 – Scouts: This one was pretty painful for everyone. We are in the middle of a week long downpour rain storm on the coast, so this one included a pair of rain delays that really just wasted everyone’s time. Boston is now 40 games over .500. Think about that for a moment.
Dodgers 7, Phillies 6 – Scouts: Manny Machado is back at third, at least for now and the Dodgers smacked four homers. The winning run came on a bases loaded walk in the 9th.
Twins 8, Blue Jays 3 – Scouts: Minnesota heads to the north and snaps their three-game losing streak. Logan Morrison and Max Kepler went yard for the Twins.
Pirates 7, Spiders 0 F/6 – Scouts: This one got washed out in the 7th, but it was already over anyways. The Pirates wrecked Kluber who gave up 7 runs in just 4 short innings. Yikes.
Padres 3, Mets 2 – Scouts: The Mets will be without Noah Syndergaard for a while who went on the disabled list with…wait what? This can’t be real right? This only affects little baby children? Yup, Thor has hand, foot, and mouth disease, which is totally the most Mets thing of all time.
Cardinals 1, Reds 2 – Scouts: No hits through 7 and losing headed into the 9th against the Cardinals? No problem! Cincy rallied in the 9th to pickup two as Bud “Harassment Lawsuit in Training” Norris blows the game allowing a Dilson Herrera pinch-hit, walk-off single with the bases loaded.
Braves 12, Marlins 1 – Scouts: Now this is a very interesting game, because typically when a team puts up 12 runs, they had one or two massive innings. Not this time. This time, the Braves put up no more than 2 runs in any one inning, they just managed to score in every inning but the 4th and 5th. They also only hit a pair of homers so it looks like it was just hits all around for these guys.
Yankees 6, Rays 7 – Scouts: New York lost out on the Manny Machado trade and has yet to make a move with the deadline quickly approaching. Boston is looking to be a real threat, so what you gonna do boys?
Athletics 15, Rangers 3 – Scouts: See, now this is how you put up big numbers. Jonathan Lucroy smacked a grand slam in the second, and the A’s never looked back. Not a great start for Cole Hamels who’s name is getting tossed around the rumor mill a lot lately.
D-Backs 7, Cubs 1 – Scouts: It looks like Arizona is trending upward after suffering from a bit of a slump not too long ago. This team certainly has some potential to do damage in the playoffs, but I have to wonder if they wouldn’t really benefit from a trade or two.
Nationals 1, Brewers 6 – Scouts: Speaking of trades, you wouldn’t know this, but I pondered yesterday if the Nats were going to buy or sell this year. They seem to have quite a hard road ahead of themselves, and now it looks like they are looking to buy as they are apparently in pretty intense discussions with Texas over Cole Hamels. I really don’t know why they would look to him, but I suppose the options are pretty limited.
Tigers 5, Royals 4 – Scouts: I’m not entirely sure if any Tigers fans bothered to watch this one, but if they did and they stuck around to the end, they went away pretty happy as the Tigers rallied for 3 in the 9th to steal a rare win from the Royals. James McCann finalized the victory with a go-ahead double.
White Sox 5, Angels 3 – Scouts: Jose Abrau picked up a pair of RBI’s on a solo homer and a single and Lucas Giolito did just enough to hold back the Angels.