Scouts: Ok, LOTS of big games today. Unfortunately traffic was a massive nightmare today, and there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. I’m going to get real quick and down and dirty on a handful of these.
Brewers 2, Cardinals 1 – Scouts: The Brewers are going to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years thanks to the Cardinals completely pooping the bed. They had a real shot, but the Brewers were a little too much for them. All hope is not lost for St. Louis, but today was Milwalkuee’s day. Travis Shaw drove in Christian Yelich twice and Jhoulys Chacin and four relivers held the Cardinals to two hits and 1 run.
Yankees 7, Rays 8 – Scouts: Both teams came out with a 3 spot in the first, only to go a little dry until their last atbats, when both teams scored 4 runs. The difference in this one was a Tommy Pham homer in the third.
Pirates 6 Cubs 7 F/10 – Scouts: The Cubs entered the playoffs in spectacular fashion, thanks to a walk-off single in the 10th by Albert Almora Jr.
Phillies 0, Rockies 14 – Scouts: What an authoritative way to take the lead in the NL West by the Rockies who just abused Philly pitching. It feels like so long ago the Phillies were looking to make it deep into the playoffs.
Dodgers 2, D-Backs 7 – Scouts: A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, and Socrates Brito all homered for the D-Backs. The Dodgers sure have picked the worst possible time to go into one of their slumps.
A’s 9, Mariners 3 – Scouts: The Oakland A’s did what they do best. Put a bunch of runs on the board. Khris Davis hit his 47th, while Marcus Semien, Chad Pinder also followed suit. Matt Olson capped it all off with his first career Grand Slam in the 6th.
Orioles 3, Red Sox 19 (Game 1) – Scouts: Ouch, just ouch. What a whooping. Mookie Betts joined the 30-30 club. JD. Martinez his his 42nd homer. Xander Bogaerts reached 100 RBIs. And the Red Sox continue to look to be miles ahead of anyone else in the league right now. They just aren’t stopping.
Orioles 10, Redsox 3 (Game 2) – Scouts: After getting smacked around hard in the first game the O’s sought a little retribution, chasing Chris Sale in the 5th, and pilling on the runs on the bullpen.
Marlins 3, Nationals 9 F/8 – Scouts: It rained. It poured. But before any of that, Victor Robles showed he has some potential for the club with a 4-5, 5 RBI performance. Bryce Harper played in what potentially may be his final home game as a Nat, and went 0-4 with 2 strike outs, but still received a standing ovation.
Astros 1, Blue Jays 3 – Scouts: Toronto celebrated John Gibbons final home game with a win and a Gator-Aide bath. Randal Grichuk and Reese McGuire both homered for Toronto.
Royals 6, Reds 1 – Scouts: Heath Fillmyer allowed just a single run and 4 hits while striking out 9 over 7.1 dominant innings.
Braves 0, Mets 3 – Scouts: Jacob deGrom finished out his season with 8 innings of two-hit ball against one of the best teams in the league. deGrom finished with an astounding 1.70 ERA. Such a shame he had to play for the Muts.
Spiders 10, White Sox 2 – Scouts: Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion homered as Shane Bieber struck out 9 over 6 shutout innings as we saw yet another late season blowout.
Tigers 4, Twins 11 – Scouts: The big day of blowouts continued with the Twins running wild against the Tigers. Johnny Field hit two homers, Tyler Austin went yard for a two-run shot, and Jorge Polanco followed up with three RBI’s of his own.
Rangers 2, Angels 3 – Scouts: Shohei Ohtani keeps mashing dingers, even with a Tommy John surgery already on the schedule as soon as the season completes.
Padres 3, Giants 2 – Scouts: Yea, a game happened. Runs were scored.