Scouts: Been a crazy week at work for me this week. 9+ hour meetings, just no time to do anything other than this one project I’m working on. Tomorrow I have to travel for work, so it’ll be all Prof, so be super sweet to her and spread the Friday joy around.
Dodgers 2, Athletics 3 – Scouts: Mike Fiers was able to hold back the pretty good LA offense, and the A’s were able to do just enough against Clayton Kershaw to edge out a win.
Reds 0, Mets 8 – Prof: A miracle at Willets Point. The Mets give Jacob deGrom a win! He got actual run support! deGrom, a man whose ERA is a jaw dropping 1.77 on the year, who struck out ten batters, but has a “losing” record because of his incompetent teammates, pitched masterful baseball last night. Austin Jackson and Brandon Nimmo both went 3-5.
Mariners 7, Rangers 11 – Scouts: A lot of run scoring in this one. Joey Gallo smacked a pair of jacks, just two of the Ranger’s 11 extra base hits. Catcher Mike Zunino also hit a pair of homers for the Mariners.
Pirates 4, Rockies 3 – Scouts: Chris Archer picked up his first Pittsburgh win scrapping out 5 innings, only allowing a two run homer to David Dahl.
Phillies 0, Diamondbacks 6 – Prof: Patrick Corbin is still having a very good season. I’d like to remind everyone that I picked him as one of the pitchers to watch for at the beginning of the year. Anyway, enough about me tooting my horn. Corbin struck out nine, while David Peralta went 4-5 with 2 RBI and Eduardo Escobar had three RBI.
Tigers 0, Angels 6 – Scouts: LA finished off the sweep against Detroit thanks to a triplet of homers from Kole Calhoun, Justin Upton, and Albert Pujols.
Braves 8, Nationals 3 – Prof: Before I wear my Braves homer hat, I’m going to throw a bone to Juan Soto and the Nats. Soto was thrown out by an umpire for…well…basically nothing. If he wasn’t a rookie, he wouldn’t have gotten thrown out at all. And the worst part? Soto was right – it WAS a ball. He didn’t have an attitude and he shouldn’t have been the victim of an ump show. Ugh, I feel itchy talking nicely about Washington. Let’s talk about Atlanta now! Home runs were smashed by Charlie Culberson (Dansby Swanson’s identical twin, you can’t tell me nothing), Tyler Flowers, and the savior himself RAJ.
Orioles 5, Rays 4 – Prof: Baltimore committed five errors on the night. Of the four pitchers who took the mound, the best ERA is 4.63 and that’s a relief guy. Their best hitters in the game (Mark Trumbo and Trey Mancini) both went 2-4 and both have batting averages well below .300. And yet…and yet…
Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 5 – Scouts: There really isn’t anyone around that can stop Boston right now, as they are making everyone look just plain silly. J.D Martinez had three hits, Xander Bogaerts had three RBI, and eight of 9 starters collected at least one hit as Boston picked up their 81st win.
Twins 2, Spiders 5 – Scouts: The Cleveland bullpen almost blew this one, blowing the save in the 9th, allowing Minnesota to tie it up, but that was just so Francisco Lindor could blast a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame.
Cardinals 7, Marlins 1 – Scouts: Matt Carpenter hit his 5th homer in 6 games as the Cards just demolished the Marlins.
Yankees 7, White Sox 3 – Prof: Here’s a surprise fact – Luis Severino hasn’t gotten a win in a month! But he did last night, and now improved to 15-5. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam, his first in over four years.
Padres 4, Brewers 8 – Prof: Milwaukee hit nothing but homers. OK, that’s an exaggeration, because Travis Shaw hit a sac fly in the second inning to drive home Lorenzo Cain. Otherwise it’s nothing but homers. In fact, Christian Yelich’s home run to deep center field looked like an actual moon shot.
Cubs 0, Royals 9 – Scouts: Eek. Chicago blanked and routed by the terrible Royals. Heath Fillmyer, pitching just his 5th career start, shut-out one of the best offenses in the NL allowing just 3 hits over 7 innings.