Scouts: Looks like we had a pretty wild night of baseball to dive into. We had a cycle, some grand slams, a lot of runs, and a lot of blown leads. Who’s with me? Let’s go!
Mets 1, Cubs 2 F/11 (Picked up from yesterday) – Scouts: The Cubs didn’t waste any time ending this game that was suspended yesterday in the 10th due to rain. Ben Zobrist won it with a walk-off single in the 11th.
Athletics 4, Astros 5 – Scouts: A big, big win for Houston, Tyler White smoked a walk-off solo homer to put the Astros up 2.5 games over Oakland.
Tigers 2, Royals 9 – Scouts: How could you not hate watch this contest? I’m hating even having to write it up. Alex Gordon hit a two run shot in the third and it was all downhill for the Tigers from there.
Mets 10, Cubs 3 – Scouts: After losing last nights game today, the Mets came out early and often against the Cubbies. Todd Frazier jacked a grand-slam in the first, then broke the game wide open with an additional 4 in the 7th. The loss ended a Cubs 7 game winning streak.
Mariners 3, Padres 8 – Scouts: While Oakland and Houston are battling it out for first place, Seattle is just over here losing again to the Padres and fading fast. The loss is Seattle’s third in a row, and the little team that might looks to be the little team that won’t.
Marlins 6, Red Sox 14 – Scouts: So this is what it looks like when a Pro team plays in the minor leagues. The Marlins actually had a 2 run lead at one point, but then the Sox decided to put up 11 in the 7th and just obliterate the Marlins. I mean come on man, kids are still in tears watching that beat-down.
White Sox 4, Yankees 1 – Scouts: The Yankees lose yet another game they really should be able to win, but it’s ok, because their closest threat, the Mariners are 5.5 and can’t stop losing themselves. It’s starting to look like the AL side of the playoff chase is locked down.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 10 – Scouts: The Orioles swept a team for just the second time this season, (The other being a 2 game set against the Mets that really doesn’t count). Things were looking pretty grim after Alex Cobb gave up 4 early, but then Adam Jones brought the troops storming back with a grand slam in the 5th. Baltimore does not deserve you sir.
Nationals 6, Phillies 8 – Scouts: This is a pretty perfect example of why the Nats are were they are. The Nats blew yet another late game, this time to freaking Jose Bautista of all people. Gio Gonzalez gave up 6 in 5, and the bullpen once again leaked like a siv.
Brewers 13, Reds 12 F/10 – Scouts: I’m not sure if this game was good or terrible for the Brewers. Thanks to the win, the Brew Crew holds a 1 game lead over the Rockies for the final Wild Card spot. Christian Yelich hit for the cycle, going 6-6. The Reds hit 5 homers, while Jonathan Schoop and Mike Moustakas went deep for Milwaukee. Jesus Aguilar hit his 30th on the season, a go-ahead pinch-hit bomb in the 10th.
Twins 4, Spiders 3 – Scouts: Minnesota’s just playing for pride at this point with the division locked up tight. Willians Astudillo hit his first career homer. Kohl Stewart recovered from a rough first inning to retire 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
Rays 8, Braves 5 – Scouts: Tampa scored 3 in the first, and Atlanta followed suit, but was unable to main pace with the Rays who just kept pouring it on. C.J. Cron went yard for his 25th on the season, part of a 4-5 night.
Dodgers 3, Rangers 1 – Scouts: Manny Machado stays hot for the Dodgers, going deep once more. Joining him was Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal. Alex Wood threw 7 scoreless innings and that’s how the Dodgers matched their season high 5 game winning streak.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 0 – Scouts: Trevor Williams set a career mark in strike outs with 8 en route to shutting out the Cardinals.
D-backs 3, Giants 1 – Scouts: After consecutive shut-outs to the Giants, Torey Lovullo shuffled the lineup a bit, moving Steven Souza Jr into leadoff. The move paid off as Souza hit a homer and a double, and make a pretty fantastic play in the field.