Scouts: Happy hump day ladies, gents, and our soon to be robotic overloads! We have more exciting trade movement and oh yea, baseball was played!
I now sit here, realizing my team has traded away my favorite two players inside of a week. While I think we made out like bandits on the Britton deal, man it’s rough to look at the roster now. It’s only a matter of time until Adam Jones is gone, Jonathan Schoop isn’t too far behind him, and they are even talking of trading Gausman and Bundy. It’s both incredibly sad and weirdly exciting. I also laughed at the thought last-night that it’s entirely possible that Zach Britton could strike out Manny Machado in the World Series this year. So who is the next team to engage in a trade? The Brewers need some help. The Yankees may not be done. The Diamondbacks could use a boost or two. What about the Braves? Should they go for broke, or hope they have enough? What players do you think are the next to go?
Atlanta 3, Marlins 9 – Scouts: Atlanta has lost 6 of their last 10 and are now a game behind the Phillies getting ready to face the red hot Dodgers. The only good news is they have a 6 game lead over the Nationals, so a little slip and stumble isn’t the end of the world.
Boston 6, Orioles 7 – Scouts: Jonathan Schoop and Tim Becham both homered and the Brittonless bullpen was able to hold onto a lead against the Red Sox for a rare win.
Dodgers 4, Phillies 7 F/16 – Scouts: Wow, 16 innings! Philly tied it up with 3 in the 7th, then the game sat there for 8 more innings before Trevor Plouffe smacked his first Phillies home run, off Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez, a walk off three run blast.
Twins 5, Blue Jays 0 – Scouts: Jose Berrios was absolutely the man in charge in this one. Berrios racked up 9 strikeouts over 7 shutout innings allowing three singles and a double.
Yankees 4, Rays 0 – Scouts: Masahiro Tanaka threw himself a gem of a game, allowing just 3 hits and one walk over 9 very dominant innings.
Pirates 9, Spiders 4 – Scouts: Pittsburgh picked up their 11th consecutive victory on the back of a very strong start by Joe Musgrove, who allowed just two runs over 7 innings.
Padres 3, Mets 6 – Scouts: Will Zack Wheeler make another start as a Met, or will he be the next card to be traded? If so, he made a pretty good impression, giving up just 2 runs and 4 hits over 7 innings.
Cardinals 4, Reds 2 F/11 – Scouts: Dexter Fowler is doing his best to win his way back into the hearts of Cardinals fans. Fowler has been on the outs with the fanbase pretty much since he signed his contract and under performed, but he’s started to pick things up lately. This time it come courtesy of a 2 run home run in the 11th.
Athletics 13, Rangers 10 – Scouts: That a lotta runs there boys. Texas had a 10-2 lead after 6, which they managed to blow away big time. That’s just really gotta hurt. The final blow came on a three run home run by Khris Davis.
D-Backs 5, Cubs 1 – Scouts: Anyone remember Clay Buchholz? Well he’s back after missing the last month on the DL, and threw a pretty good game, going 6.2 innings and holding the Cubs to a single run. Looks like there was a little drama between Rizzo and Souza Jr. Seems like the Cubs are getting into a lot of little dramas these days. What’s up in Chicago? Frustrations boiling over?
Nationals 4, Brewers 5 – Scouts: Tyler Saladino hit a bases loaded sac fly to walk off this one against the Nats. At this point, you gotta wonder if it’s not best for the Nats to just call it a season and try, try again next year.
Tigers 4, Royals 5 – Scouts: Burch Smith picked up his first win since 2013. Injuries limited him to just 5.1 innings from 2013-2017. After that, he was used as a reliever after being selected in the rule 5 draft, before making his third appearance as a starter last night. Now that’s a win that was a long time coming.
Astros 8, Rockies 2 F/10 – Scouts: Houston found themselves back on top and all it took was a 6 run 10th inning. George Springer highlighted the outburst with a two run bomb.
White Sox 4, Angels 2 – Scouts: Carlos Rondon took a no-hitter into the 6th before Andrelton Simmons broke it up with a two-out single to center. His consolation prize was a two run over 7.2 innings win.
Giants 4, Mariners 3 – Scouts: This one was settled after Pablo Sandoval singled up the right side only to hvae Dee Gordon rush a throw very wide of the bag, allowing Steven Duggar to score the winning run.