Scouts: It’s the beginning of another crazy busy week for me as my day hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts. Everything’s breaking around me, and everyone’s looking to me to fix it all! Maybe I shoulda just stayed in bed this month. Pick me up by telling me a good Dad joke in the comments!
Rays 5, Red Sox 2 – Scouts: There just doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for Boston’s terrible, horrible, no good season. Chris Sale is now 0-5 and was outdueled by Tyler Glasnow who was able to hold the Sox offense to 2 runs on 6 hits over 6.2 innings. Sale was roughed up for 4 runs in the first two innings, and while he was able to recover enough to pitch 7 innings, Boston’s offense continues to sputter.
Marlins 1, Phillies 5 – Scouts: Boy Miami sure is bad. How bad are they? They allowed Zach Eflin to pitch his first complete game since 2017. Eflin went the distance allowing just a single run, lowering his seasonal ERA to 3.34
Oakland 4, Toronto 5 F/11 – Scouts: Wow, what a wild one. The game, tied at 1, when suddenly the boys came out to play. Oakland put up 3 in the top of the frame, and boy they shirley that it this one in the bag right? WRONG! Brandon Drury gave those fans who stuck around a treat blasting a 3-run homer, only to be followed by a Justin Smoak walk-off single. Oakland closer Blake Treinen took the loss.
Brewers 2, Mets 5 – Scouts: The Brewers were on their way to victory, tying the game up with a two-run homer int he 7th off starter Steven Matz. But the lolMets were not to be denied, A J.D. Davis single in the 7th followed by a Tomas Nido double in the 8th picked up the win.
Rockies 7, Braves 8 – Scouts: Josh Donaldson and the Braves were able to stave off a 3 game sweep in this back and forth affair, when Donaldson lifted a homer to right to put the final 3 runs on the board in the 8th. Still the Atlanta bullpen made it a game when the Rockies put the first two men on in the 9th, and Luke Jackson had to come in and save the day for A.J. Minter.
Padres 6, Nationals 7 F/11 – Scouts: Washington was down 6-0 after the top of the 3rd, but was able to end the bleeding and eventually tie it up in the 5th. There it stood, tied at 6 until Matt Adams absolutely crushed a game winner into the 3rd deck in the 11th.
Orioles 1, Twins 4 – Scouts: Dylan Bundy got it started early with a lead-off homer to Max Kepler as the Twins swept the O’s. Byron Buxton and Chris Davis also went deep.
Tigers 1, White Sox 4 – Scouts: I sure hope you like strikeouts, because this game had them in spades. Matthew Boyd racked up 9 of 10 for Detroit, while Reynaldo Lopez struck out 14 Tigers. The Sox bullpen threw in another 6 for good measure, bringing the total to 20 to 10 strikeouts in Chicago’s favor. And yet, they still managed to combine for 5 runs. This is baseball in 2019 folks.
Angels 7, Royals 3 – Scouts: Matt Harvey has finally found a team he can beat. The 9-19 Kansas City Royals. Harvey went 7, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5. Albert Pujols passed Barry Bonds for 3rd on the all-time RBI list.
Reds 2, Cardinals 5 – Scouts: Jack Flaherty gave the Cardinals all they needed, lasting 7 strong shutout innings, buying time for the Cardinal’s banged up offense to get the job done.
Yankees 11, Giants 5 – Scouts: These days it seems the Yankees have more players on the DL than in the dugout. I can’t even tell you who half their lineup is, but that didn’t stop them from putting up large crooked numbers up on Dereck Rodriguez and the Giants. The Yankees scored 2 in the first, second, third, sixth, and added three in the ninth for good measure.
Pirates 6, Dodgers 7 – Scouts: Down 5-1 in the 4th, the Dodgers slugged their way out of a mess created by Rich Hill. It all started as these things tend to do with a homer, by Cody Bellinger, but it was the singles and doubles that kept this rally going, and before anyone knew what was going on, LA had escaped with a narrow victory.
Cubs 6, D’Backs 5 F/15 – Scouts: Ugh, some days guys just don’t want to go home. Arizona tied things up in the 6th, and there it stood until the bats finally woke up 9 innings later. The Cubs picked up 3 in the top of the 15 thanks to a Ben Zobrist double and a Kris Bryant sac fly. That sac fly ended up being the difference maker as Arizona put up a pair in the bottom of the frame but fell short of the super late rally when Nick Ahmed lined out to finally send everyone home.
Rangers 14, Mariners 1 – Scouts: Man, I don’t even remember the last time Seattle won a ball game, and yet they are still 5 games over .500. It feels everytime I turn around they are losing and losing badly. This was a no doubter as Texas piled it on early and often scoring in all but 3 innings. Erik Swanson took the brunt of the damage allowing 9 runs on 11 hits in just 4 innings. I could list off all the Texas achievements, but there are just too many.
Spiders 1, Astros 4 – Scouts: Sometimes you make the smart baseball play and are made to pay up big time. The Spiders intentionally walked Josh Reddick to get to Robinson Chirinos, who responded with a big thank you as he blasted the first pitch he saw over the left field wall, scoring the game winning 3 runs.