Scouts: Prof is out on a much deserved vacation, so you guys and gals and possibly potential robot overloards will have to suffer through with just having my voice stuck in your head today. Hopefully it sounds sorta like LeVar Burton.
Blue Jays, 2 Yankees 2 – Scouts: The Yankees stumble once more against a team they should be able to easily defeat. Rookie Thomas Pannone made his first career start at Yankee Stadium, a pretty memorable for the many friends and family he had watching in the stands, by going 7 strong innings and allowing just a pair of runs on four hits.
Mets 3, Red Sox 4 – Scouts: And here we have an example of a team that is beating the team they are supposed to. The Red Sox reduced their magic number to 2, as Chris Sale went 3 innings as he works his way back from the DL. Jacob deGrom was pretty effective if not for that 3 run third inning.
Tigers 6, Spiders 4 – Scouts: Jim Adduci did most of the heavy lifting in this one for the Tigers, racking up 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the 5th that put Detroit up for good.
Athletics 4, Rays 5 – Scouts: Oakland didn’t bust out the bats until the 9th, when they put a 4 spot on the board, but it was too little, too late with C.J Cron and Willy Adames homering for the Rays.
Marlins 6, Phillies 4 – Scouts: Miami picks up a rare victory as Philly is fading fast. Philly is now 6.5 back from the division, and 5 back from the Wild Card.
Nats 6, Braves 4 – Scouts: Boy those Nats sure do look good! They managed to take a series against the Braves. Both Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon homered and reached base four times each as Sean Newcomb was rocked early and often.
D-Backs, 4, Astros 5 – Scouts: The V showed he is still a force to be reckoned with, absolutely dominating the D-Backs with 11 strikeouts across 7 shut’em down innings. Zack Greinke did not fare as well in the matchup, allowing 4 over 6.1.
Pirates 3, Brewers 2 – Scouts: Trevor Williams was the big story in this one, allowing just a pair of hits over 6 innings. The Brewers attempted a come-back in the 9th, but was unable to complete.
Reds 2, Cubs 1 – Scouts: Luis Castillo was able to do what so few have done lately and that is hold the Cubs at bay. Supported by homers from Scott Schebler and Phillip Ervin, Castillo allowed just a single run over 6.2. Thankfully for the Cubs, the Brewers also lost, so their 2.5 game lead remains in tact.
Rockies 3, Giants 2 – Scouts: When you are in the middle of a 20 inning scoreless streak, sometimes it takes a pitcher to step up and do what the professional hitters can’t get done. Antonio Senzatela smoked a two-run, bases-loaded single in the second, then went out and held the Giants to just 1 run over 5 innings.
Dodgers 0, Cardinals 5 – Scouts: Adam Wainwright was in classic form, shutting the Dodgers down to 2 hits over 6 scoreless innings, all while racking up 9 strikeouts.
White Sox 4, Orioles 8 – Scouts: The O’s pulled out a rare victory with Adam Jones and Jonathan Villar homering. Daniel Palka went deep twice for the Sox.
Twins 9, Royals 6 – Scouts: The Twins went deep early and often, slugging 4 homers against the Royals, who actually had a 2-0 lead at one point in this game. Johnny Field was a triple shy of the cycle for the Twins.
Mariners 3, Angels 4 – Scouts: Kole Calhoun hit the game winner in the 7th for the Angels. Justin Upton also went deep for LA, a 3 run shot in the third.
Rangers 3, Padres 7 – Scouts: Okay, I’ve officially run out of steam on this one. And it’s a shame too, because Francisco Mejia walked this one off with a grand slam as part of a 5 run come from behind 9th for the Padres. From the sound of it, the Padres announcer was done too as he really didn’t seem all that excited to see a walk-off grand slam.