Scouts: I spent most of the off-season working on my personal music collection. I have added somewhere in the nature of 100-150 albums, bringing the grand total up to 391 albums by 215 artists, totaling of 5,962 songs. All in all it’s 40 Gigs of music. And I’m not done yet!
It’s been a lot of work gathering it all, organizing it all, getting album artwork and release dates settled and getting it all in Music Bee, my music collection app of choice. It’s been great exploring new music and reliving old albums from my high-school and college days. As a result, I should have little difficulty finding music for the site. Of course with so many choices, it’s hard to decide just what to listen to.
Cardinals 4, Brewers 5 – Scouts: Christian Yelich, reminded everyone just why exactly he was voted NL MVP last season, by lining a walk-off, two run double in the ninth. Yelich had earlier smoked a solo-homer in the first and accounted for three of the BrewCrew’s 5 RBI’s. Yelich has now homered in each of the Brewer’s first 4 games.
Spiders 3, Twins 9 – Prof: I knew I would write about this game because the fellow I’ve been seeing sent me a text that simply said “Carlos Carrasco got lit up.” See, this is a man who gets me. Anyway, it is true; Cookie crumbled. Happy’s Boys, on the other hand, was strong all game long, including a five run fifth inning. Nelson Cruz hit his first homer of the year.
Cubs 10, Rangers 11 – Scouts: This was not a game for traditionalists. The game lasted 3 hours, 46 minutes, and ended as a result of a wild pitch. Texas came back from 4 and 3 run deficits, and neither starting pitcher made it out of the 6th inning.
Braves 1, Phillies 5 – Prof: Welp, this started out badly for Atlanta. The Phillies swept the Braves, and this game was just as ugly as the rest of them. Bryce Harper hit another home run as did Andrew McCutchen. Rhys Hoskins was hit by a Shane Carle pitch and many people in the Phandom believed it was a brushback pitch, but anyone who has watched the Braves at all during spring training knows that the relievers can’t hit the broad side of a barn, much less aim directly at Hoskins’ chin. The vast majority of the Braves’ bullpen is looking at a one way trip not even to Gwinnett (home of the AAA team), but straight to Rome. Folks, they are bad. And the Phillies are good. Very, very good.
Orioles 7, Yankees 5 – Scouts: Is it too early to panic in New York? The Yankees dropped the home opening series against the sad sack, Orioles who got homers from Joey Rickard, Renato Nunez, and Trey Mancini. Chris Davis went 0-3 with a walk and 0 strikeouts. His best performance on the season! Way to go Chris!
Tigers 5, Blue Jays 3 F/11 – Scouts: Jeimer Candelario racked up 5 hits as the Tigers took one in extra innings against the Jays.
Astros 1, Rays 3 – Prof: It was Jake Marisnick (and Alex Bregman)’s birthday this weekend. Jake from State Farm hit a solo homer, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the series. Yonny Chirinos went seven full innings, taking a little heat off of TB’s overworked relievers.
Rockies 0, Marlins 3 – Prof: How is it that a scrap metal junkyard team was able to beat Colorado? I literally only know maybe three players on the team, plus poor Lewis Brinson (and that’s only because he used to be a Brewer farm hand). But it doesn’t matter; the Feesh won a game in that sterilized fishtank of theirs.
Pirates 5, Reds 0 – Scouts: The Pirates pre-planned piggy backing starting pitchers Trevor Williams and Joe Musgrove against the Reds on Sunday. At this point, I don’t even know what a starting pitcher is anymore. Relievers start, starters are pre-planned to enter the game in the 7th. Down is up, Cats and Dogs are friends, what is going on around here? It’s MADNESS I tell you! Madness!
Mets 5, Nationals 6 – Prof: Behold, the Treat Urner. The young Washington shortstop homered twice – one was the dagger in the heart of the Mets in the ninth inning. This was the Curly Dubs’ first win of the young season.
White Sox 6, Royals 3 – Scouts: After walking the lead-off batter, Lucas Giolito turned the tide and held onto a ho-hitter into the 7th inning to help Chicago pick up it’s first win on the young season.
Angels 1, Athletics 2 – Scouts: Khris Davis picked up his 4th homer on the season, and Frankie Montas and bullpen combined to 3 hit the Angels. Kole Calhoun homered for LAA’s sole spark of offense.
Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 8 – Prof: Wow, the Gritty Snakes looked like they had this one well in hand after a seven run fourth inning, but errors in the fourth and eighth innings along with a Max Muncy sac fly put Los Angels over the top.
Giants 1, Padres 3 – Scouts: Chris Paddack lived up to the hype, allowing just one run on 2 hits across 5 innings for his MLB debut. Paddack retired the first 10 batters he faced, 6 of them coming via strikeout.
Red Sox 8, Mariners 10 – Prof: Seattle is coming out of the gate bucking and raring to go. You all know my stance, that Rick Porcello is the luckiest Cy Young winner in the world, and his outing during this game adds to my theory – 2.2 innings, four earned runs. While Chris Sale had a nastier game, he’s usually a better pitcher, and that’s why Sale bombing was so surprising. Porcello? Nah. Oh, and Jay Bruce hit a solo homer.