Scouts: Yesterday the entire world watched in horror as Notre Dame burned. There’s still a lot we don’t know, such as what the cause of the fire was, or where we go from here. The historic structure was saved from completely catastrophic destruction by approximately 400 or so firefighters. We still don’t know exactly what started the fire, if it was accidental or intentional, but we know the two main towers as well as many priceless relics were saved including the Crown of Thorns, the Rose Windows, and the Tunic of St Louis. Nearly a half a billion euros have already been pledged to help rebuild, once a plan is put into place. Today will be about taking a breather, assessing the damage, and determining the next steps to take. Amazingly, not a single person was injured in the blaze.
Orioles 8, Red Sox 1 – Scouts: Big trouble in Boston as the Red Sox drop yet another game to the hapless Orioles. Chris Davis blasted a long bomb home run that just really punctuated the pain for the Sox. After the game, Mookie Betts who is struggling at the plate said he was taking “full ownership” of his struggles and that his current performance is “unacceptable”.
Mets 7, Phillies 6 F/11 – Scouts: The two teams matched each other every step of the way. The Mets would take a lead, and the Phillies would come storming back. Eventually, the 11th hit and something had to give. The Mets scored the winning run thanks to a fielding error by Rhys Hoskins, and Edwin Diaz came in and struck out Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, and J.T. Realmuto to end it.
Cubs 7, Marlins 2 – Scouts: Tips to opposing pitchers. Don’t piss off Willson Contreras. Willy as no one really calls him took an inside fastball off his elbow in the 5th and was less than thrilled about it. He claims he wasn’t barking at the pitcher or even upset with the pitcher. But he was upset none-the-less. Whatever it was, it worked as Contreras got fired up and blasted a monster homer in the 7th, and followed up with a RBI single in the 9th.
Blue Jays 5, Twins 3 – Scouts: Teoscar Hernandez had some making up to do after losing track of the count and getting picked off walking to second after ball 3. To be fair it wasn’t entirely his fault as Brandon Drury threw off his arm guard, and walked halfway to first, prompting Hernandez to start to walk to second. Still, it probably felt pretty good when Hernandez jacked a three-run homer in the 8th, the deciding factor in the game.
Cardinals 7, Brewers 10 – Scouts: It was the Christian Yelich show as he went deep not once, not twice, but three times. Yelich is making a early case for repeating his crown as NL MVP, racking up 7 more RBI’s and upping his OPS to an astounding 1.234. No that’s not a typo.
Angels 7, Rangers 12 – Scouts: It’s pretty frustrating to score 7 runs in a game, and still get blown out, but it’s been that sort of year for the Angels. Texas on the other hand can’t seem to get a decent start by a starting pitcher, and yet is still finding ways to win ball games. The question is, will the starting pitchers improve before the bats start to cool?
Royals 4, White Sox 5 – Scouts: Chicago snapped a 5 game home losing streak, and they had to come from behind twice to do so. After going down 3 in the second, the Sox tied it in the 5th, to only lose it in the 7th and have to come back yet again in the 8th thanks to a two-run homer by Wellington Castillo.
Spyders 6, Mariners 4 – Scouts: It appears the Mariners may finally be returning to earth. They trailed the entire way, and only started to put up a fight once Trevor Bauer exited the game. But it wasn’t enough as the Mariners just couldn’t get enough done late to get back on the winning path.
Reds 3, Dodgers 4 – Scouts: Pretty quiet day in LA. It was Jackie Robinson day, with Vin Scully returning to the part. Yasiel Puig made his first visit back to LA since departing for Cincinnatti, and oh yea, Clayton Kershaw made his 2019 season debut. After giving up a 1st inning two-run homer to Puig, Kershaw settled down to allow a total of 5 hits over 7 strong innings but was unable to pick up the win. Joc Pederson walked it off with a two-run shot in the 9th. So yea, just your typical day at the ball park.
Rockies 5, Padres 2 – Scouts: Colorado got the shot in the arm they’ve been needing after the season debut of Antonio Senzatela who spent the past 2.5 weeks recovering from a infected blister on his right heel. Senzatela shut down the Padres, going 6.2 strong innings allowing just a single run. Ian Desmond and Nolan Arenado both homered for the Rockies.