Prof: These days I’m a high powered business woman (hardy har). Actually, I am going to a training roundtable in upstate New York tomorrow and Wednesday, so Scout will be taking the reigns by himself. Be nice to the guy while I’m gone.
White Sox 6, Yankees 2 – Scouts: I know you can’t win them all, and the Yankees have won a bunch in a row, but when you are 6.5 games back at this point, you just can’t afford to lose to teams you should easily beat. Carlos Rondon stopped the Yankees in their tracks pitching 7 innings of 2 hit ball.
Blue Jays 0, Orioles 7 – Prof: [adjusts glasses] What. Not that Toronto are world beaters, but Baltimore is still under forty wins for the season and can’t find a clue even if you gave them a map. The star of the show? One Joseph Anthony “Trey” Mancini, whose shirsey I own because he’s a precious creature. Anyway, Mancini had five RBI for the night and the Orioles actually won a game.
Nationals 5, Phillies 3 – Scouts: At this point in the season, the Nats are just looking for any positive signs, so in Strasburg’s second start since returning from the DL, his velocity remained steady, and he was able to throw 6 innings, giving up just a pair of runs. Rhys Hoskins homered again for the Phils, who’s defense let them down in this one.
Athletics 4, Astros 11 – Prof: Alex Bregman, hero of this year’s All Star Game, world champion, and straight up cutie, had a two run double and a three run homer as Orbit’s boys whooped up on Oakland to keep the AL West interesting.
Mets 4, Cubs 7 – Scouts: Jerry Blevins picks up the loss, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, without securing a single out. Anthony Rizzo smacked a bonus run homer in the 8th, and Jon Lester pitched, well just good enough to get the win I suppose.
Rockies 7, Angels 10 – Scouts: The Rockies looked like they had this one in hand when they put up 4 in the 8th to take a 7-5 lead, only to allow the Halos to take it all back putting up 5 runs in the bottom of the frame.
Diamondbacks 0, Giants 2 – Scouts: Ouch, Chris Stratton completely shut down the Diamondbacks, throwing 8 shutout innings. Jon Jay had 3 of Arizona’s 5 hits on the evening. Patrick Corbin pitched well for Arizona striking out 9, but the 2 runs allowed were more than enough for Stratton.