Scouts: Boy it’s been a long week, and I’m 100% ready for the weekend. I really wish I had something more interesting to say here, but I just…don’t today. We will just mark today down as my first 0-4 day with 4 strikeouts. Maybe one of you in the comments can pick me up.
Mariners 6, Royals 5 – Prof: Another day, another Seattle win. This was tied up going into the ninth, but Mitch Haniger hit a dinger to win it.
Rangers 5, Diamondbacks 2 – Scouts: Texas scored all 5 of their runs in the final 4 innings of the game
Brewers 2, Angels 4 – Scouts: After a slow 1-6 start LA has won 6 straight games including a sweep of Milwaulkee. LA scored all 4 runs in the 3rd on a pair of singles and a fielders choice.
Spiders 1, Tigers 4 – Scouts: Detroit keeps on rolling, now 4 games over .500, which is pretty impressive considering they’ve only played 12 games.
Rays 9, White Sox 1 – Scouts: Tyler Glasnow had to wait 99 minutes to get this one started, but it was worth it after he racked up 11 strikeouts over 6 innings.
Padres 3, Giants 1 – Prof: The winner of record for this game was a young man named Nick Margevicius. I’ve never heard of him. Then again, I honestly don’t think I could name a Padres pitcher, nor have I been able to since roughly 2007. Regardless, you don’t think of great pitching with San Diego, you think of heavy bats. Manny Machado brought the lumber in the sixth inning with a solo homer crushed to right field. For San Francisco, new Giant Kevin Pillar scored the Giants’ only run of the night.
Marlins 1, Reds 2 – Prof: Every run was a solo homer, and Cincinnati had more than Miami. Left, right, and center. Both teams only connected three times all game. This would have been a bit of a snoozefest if I’m honest, because the Reds didn’t even score until the eighth inning, cruelly ripping away victory from the woebegone Feesh.
A’s 10, Orioles 3 – Scouts: At least one Kris Davis was able to have a good night. As Chris Davis continued to watch from the bench, Kris Davis went 3-5 with 4 RBI’s and a pair of homers.
Nationals 15, Phillies 1 – Prof: OUR NATIONAL(s) NIGHTMARE IS OVER! Trevor Rosenthal has finally recorded an out! It’s a damn miracle. No longer is his ERA roughly infinity; it’s now merely 72.00. Anyway, weep no more, SomeGuyinVA, weep no more. Big City Matt Adams drove in four runs and Adam Eaton went 3-4 with two RBI of his own in this monster rout of their NL East division rivals.
Twins 6, Mets 9 – Prof: I sometimes think that the Mets just have something against Jacob deGrom, because he never gets run support. Whereas the winner of this game, Noah Syndergaard, generally has a least a couple of hot bats on his side. Last night, it wasn’t hot bats but a hot mess, namely Minnesota’s bullpen. Thor went a good seven innings, struck out seven, and was even part of the fifth inning free-for-all scoring bonanza in which Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, then three consecutive Mets were walked.
Yankees 6, Astros 8 – Scouts: Jose Altuve continues his tear smoking a pair of homers that ended providing the difference against the Yankees.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 7 – Scouts: Apparently there was a lot of concern about Yadier Molina’s slow start to the season. Hopefully Molina helped slow those concerns last night, lifting his first homer of the year, a 3 run jack in the 6th. Meanwhile Jack Flaherty silenced the white-hot Dodger bats for the first time in what seems to be all season, limiting them to 3 hits over 6 innings.
Pirates 5, Cubs 2 – Prof: Woof. I wonder if Yu Darvish is ever going to recapture that magic that he had in Texas? Just seems like since he left the Lone Star State, his personal star has dimmed. The Cubs had to fight off both a bad outing from Darvish, but also an error from a reliever that allowed a run in the sixth inning. All is not lost in Chicago, however; Jason Heyward has come into a bit of a renaissance. He’s currently sitting pretty at .371 and his defense is just as pretty as it ever was. I sure hope he’ll be able to keep it up for a while. J-Hey is one of the good ones.
Braves, Rockies – PPD (blizzard)