Scouts: I finally got around to seeing Aquaman the other day, and whoof. I had heard it was better, but man DC really has a long way to go to catch up to Marvel’s quality. I’m not entirely sure DC understands the importance of having people in charge who actually get the characters of these movies and not just some random director or writer. I have been hearing some pretty good things about Shazam! however, so maybe DC is finally starting to turn the corner. Meanwhile, tickets are pretty much sold out everywhere for the latest Avengers movie. Have you gotten a chance to see Shazam yet? If so give me your non-spoilery thoughts below!
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6 – Scouts: So are the Padres going to be good this year? Or are they going to be just good enough to give people a hard time? San Diego blew a 5 run lead in the 7th, but was able to bring it back in the 8th with a late game homer by Manuel Margot, who entered the game as a defensive replacement. The Padres now sit in first place for just the second day in 8 years.
Rockies 0, Giants 1 – Scouts: Jeff Samardzija was able to hold the Rockies to just 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 7 in the process. Jon Gray pitched pretty well himself, giving up just 1 run over 6.2, but that 1 run was all the difference.
Marlins 0, Reds 5 – Scouts: Cincinnati did it from every dimension in this one. Good starting pitching, great bullpen, some nice defensive plays, and of course a little offense. Of course it didn’t hurt they were facing the Marlins.
Athletics 8, Orioles 5 – Prof: A tale of two Davises. Chris Davis is now 0-53 for a hitless streak, while Khris Davis hit two home runs in back to back games. Blake Treinen continues to be among baseball’s better relief pitchers, while Dylan Bundy has fallen further and further behind.
Spiders 4, Tigers 0 – Prof: Baby, baby, baby, ohhhhhh! Shane Bieber went seven innings, struck out six and only allowed three hits. Leonys Martin went 3-4 including a homer.
Dodgers 7, Cardinals 11 – Scouts: LA has the offense clicking, but that pitching staff needs to keep pace. The Cardinals completed a 4 game sweep of the red hot Dodgers, and it took a few rallies to get it done. Jose Martinez ended the day 4-5.
Mariners 7, Royals 5 F/10 – Scouts: Can’t stop, won’t stop. Seattle is on a completely unsustainable pace, but is absolutely enjoying every second of the ride. Seattle scored all 7 runs in the final 5 innings, highlighted by Daniel Vogelbach’s 10th inning blast to put the final nail in the coffin. Kansas City is now 2-10 on the year.
Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 7 – Prof: It was a do-or-die situation in Boston. Bottom of the ninth, tied up, when Rafael Devers hit an RBI walk-off single to win the game against Toronto.
Mets 6, Braves 3 – Prof: Lots of young firepower in this game, with wunderkinds Pete Alonso and Ronald Acuna Jr. both hitting homers. I have a feeling that the NL East is going to be the NL Beast honestly, with teams slugging it out all season long.
Pirates 0, Cubs 2 – Scouts: Jose Quintana finally looked like the player Chichago thought they were trading for back in 2017. After giving up 8 earned runs in his previous start, Quintana was able to hold the Pirates scoreless across 7 while racking up 11 strikeouts.