Scouts: Another day, another trade. What a trade season we are having. Seems someone is finding a new home every day. Yesterday, the Rangers dealt Cole Hamels to the Cubs, and the Yankees picked up J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays. But that’s not all folks! The Astros picked up Martin Maldonado, the Brewers picked up Joakim Soria, and the Rockies picked up Seunghwan Oh. Who do you think will get traded today?
D-Backs 6, Cubs 7 – Scouts: David Bote tied in with a homer in the 9th, and Anthony Rizzo followed him up with a solo shot to walk it off in a most dramatic fashion.
White Sox 8, Angels 12 – Scouts: LA’s bats are certainly on fire right now. After hitting a bunch of homers the day before, Kole Calhoun, Ian Kinsler, and Francisco Arcia all knocked one out of the park. Andrelton Simmons wanted to have some fun to, but couldn’t quite muscle it out of the park, so he settled for an inside-the-parker.
Royals 2, Yankees 7 – Scouts: Zach Britton made his Yankees debut, but it was a costly win for the Yanks who lost star Aaron Judge for at least the next three weeks when he was plunked by a fastball and fractured his wrist.
Mets 12, Pirates 6 – Scouts: Asdrubal Cabrera is doing his part to try to get the hell out of New York, going 3-5 with a homer and 4 RBIs. The Mets have now won three straight. It’s a July miracle!
Rays 4, Orioles 3 – Scouts: The Rays won this one due to a throwing error in the 7th. That’s about what I expected from these two. Jonathan Schoop has now homered in four straight games.
Twins 2 , Red Sox 1 – Scouts: It’s been a no fun past few days for Boston. First they had a rout against the Orioles washed away due to rain, then they go home and get shut down by the Twins. Kyle Gibson held the Sox to just a single run and 4 hits in 8 innings. Things got a little scary for the Twins in the 9th with Fernando Rodney loaded the bases but was able to coax Jackie Bradley Jr into striking out to end the game.
Phillies 9, Reds 4 – Scouts: You are not going to believe this, but the Phillies rocked 7 homers for 9 runs against the Reds. Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco, and Nick Williams all went yard TWICE a piece, and Carlos Santana went deep once. Man what a score this would have been if anyone had been on base for any of these.
Nationals 10 , Marlins 3 – Scouts: This one was all about Trea Turner, who finished a double shy of the cycle, going 3-6 with three RBI’s.
Dodgers 8, Braves 2 – Scouts: Manny Machado hit his first Dodger home run and Rich Hill threw a solid game, putting up 7 scoreless innings against the Braves in what could very well be a NL Championship preview.
Athletics 7, Rangers 6 – Scouts: Oakland pulls out another win, their 27th in their last 34 games. Rumors are flying around that Adrian Beltre may be the next player to get traded out of Texas.
Brewers 7, Giants 5 – Scouts: These are the games you gotta win if you want to get into the playoffs. Craig Counsell knew it, so he emptied his bullpen to ensure a narrow victory. Christian Yelich knew it as he was going 3-5 with a pair of RBI’s.