Scouts: I don’t have a lot for you today, as I’m running a bit behind and have a lot of work to catch up on. There were a lot of good games, and a pretty special performance. Why don’t we jump right in huh?
Mets 9, Phillies 4 – Scouts: Boy those Phillies sure are trying real hard not to make the playoffs aren’t they? Michael Conforto picked up 3 hits and 6 RBI’s, and Zach Wheeler pitched 7 innings of 4 run ball.
Nationals 5, Marlins 8 – Scouts: The Nationals bullpen strikes again, giving up runs in each of the last 4 innings. Starlin Castro put the final nail in the coffin with a 423 foot homer in the 8th.
Cardinals 11, Braves 6 – Scouts: Atlanta has been struggling through a little rough patch lately. Both starters and relievers failed Atlanta in this one, allowing homers to Harrison Bader, Kolten Wong, Paul Dejong, and Yadier Molina. The win allowed the Cardinals to reclaim sole posession of the final Wild Card spot.
Reds 0, Brewers 8 – Scouts: Christian Yelich singled in the first, doubled in the third, homered in the 5th, and tripled in the 6th to record his second cycle of the season, and the first player ever to record two cycles in one season against the same team.
Seattle 4, Houston 1 – Scouts: Sometimes all it takes is one pitch. And the 20 or so pitchs that lead to that moment, but really it was just the one pitch. This time the one pitch was to Daniel Vogelbach who stepped up to pinch-hit in the 8th and smacked a grand slam to win the game.
Cubs 5, D-Backs 1 – Scouts: The Cubs continue on their recent tear, getting hot at just the right time. This time it was Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hitting two-run homers and Kyle Hendricks holding Arizona to three hits and one run over 8.2 innings.
Rockies 2, Dodgers 8 – Scouts: In another good match-up of playoff contending teams, the Dodgers stepped up big. Joc Pederson hit a pair of homers and Max Muncy followed up with one of his own.
Royals 6, Pirates 7 – Scouts: Jacob Stallings completed a three-run comeback for the Pirates with a walk-off single in the 9th.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 0 – Scouts: The Orioles lost their 107th game of the season, a team record, which is sure to fall in the next few days.
Twins 6, Tigers 1 – Scouts: The Twins tried something a little different, pitching Gabriel Moya in the first, and then going to Kohl Stewart for the next 6 innings. It seemed to have worked as the Tigers were held to 5 total hits.
Rays 3, Rangers 0 – Scouts: Tyler Glasnow threw a gem for the Rays, picking up his first win after holding the Rangers to two hits across 6 shutout innings.
Giants 4, Padres 2 – Scouts: Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria (remember him) both went deep for the Giants. Rookie Andrew Suarez held the Padres to two runs across 7.2 strong innings.