Scouts: I’m still getting caught up on Game of Thrones, but for those who were huge fans, the final episode aired last night. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to HBO’s subscriber base now that the show is concluded. Is everyone pretty happy with the ending overall?
Cubs 6, Nationals 5 – Prof: A day after an odd display from manager Joe Maddon, Chicago had a big game against Washington. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run and Albert Almora Jr. went 3-3. Kyle Hendricks gets the win again, although this one wasn’t as decisive as his last one. However, he did get a sacrifice hit to score Jason Heyward in the sixth inning.
Astros 3, Red Sox 4 – Scouts: With Houston riding a 10 game win streak, and Boston facing down the barrels of a sweep at home, Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts came up big for the Sox. Sale didn’t get the win, but he did get 10 strike outs over 5.1 innings nad kept the team in the game long enough for Xander Bogaerts to double in Bookie Betts for the winnings run in the 7th.
Rays 5, Yankees 13 – Scouts: A 7 run 6th, set the injury filled Yankees atop the Al East. The Yanks somehow continue to win, despite missing just about their entire roster to injury, and now are 11 games above .500.
Rockies 5, Phillies 7 – Prof: JT Realmuto went yard. So did Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, and Ryan McMahon (twice). But it was Bryce Harper’s two run homer in the sixth inning that made all the difference as Philly swept the Rox.
Orioles 0, Spiders 10 – Prof: Baby, baby, baby, O! Shane Bieber struck out fifteen Orioles in this nasty complete game shutout. Baltimore was lost without a map, and throwing errors added to the misery.
Athletics 5, Tigers 3 – Suspended for Rain – will resume on 9/6
Dodgers 8, Reds 3 – Scouts: All of Hyun-Jin Ryu’s wins on the season have come at home, but everyone knew it was only a matter of time before he was able to translate his 5-1 record to success on the road. Finally, against Tanner Roark and the Reds, Ryu was able to get the job done, pitching a 5 hit shutout across 7 strong innings.
Brewers 3, Braves 2 F/10 – Prof: EVERYONE GETS A DINGER! That’s right, SunTrust Park in Atlanta was the scene of a massive air strike, where five home runs were hit. Christian Yelich mashed number nineteen while Freddie Freeman hit career homer #200. However, it was the tenth inning bomb from Ben Gamel that won the game for Milwaukee. Josh Hader gets the win, not the save; the pitching situation for Atlanta was sad and Folty looks like he’s injured once again, while the bullpen continues to be an unholy mess.
Blue Jays 5, White Sox 2 – Prof: Vlad Jr. strikes again! A two run homer in the eighth helped lift Toronto over Chicago. Big save for Ken Giles, his tenth of the year.
Cardinals 4, Rangers 5 F/10 – Scouts: Texas took what should have been the final lead in the 8th, only to blow it in the 9th. After giving up another run in the top of the 10th, it would have been easy for them to completely give up. Instead they pulled it together with a rally in the 10th. Willie Calhoun tied it up with a single, and Nomar Mazara finished it out with a sac fly.
Giants 3, D’backs 2 F/10 – Prof: Big moves from a big Panda. Pablo Sandoval had a pinch hit home run that lifted the Giants above the Gritty Snakes in extra innings.
Royals 5, Angels 1 – Scouts: Danny Duffy held the Angels in check for 6 innings, before turning it over to the bullpen to hold out the victory. Duffy’s win snapped a team wide 4 game losing streak.
Pirates 6, Padres 4 – Prof: Joe Musgrove should be proud of himself; he was a San Diego boy and it’s always hard to play against the team of your youth, but he did and he did it well. Musgrove gets the win against the Pads with a little help from the bats of third baseman Colin Moran (a three run homer) and first baseman Josh Bell (an RBI single).
Twins 4, Mariners 7 – Scouts: After watching the Twins smack the ball all over the yard the previous three games, Seattle decided to get in on that action. Mitch Haniger, Daniel Vogelbach, and Edwin Encarnacion all homered, putting an end to a 5 game Twins winning streak.
Mets 0, Marlins 3 – Prof: NEWS OF THE WEIRD. There was a pitchers duel in this game. cleans glasses In THIS game? The Marlins? Yes, friends, the Marlins, and the Feesh came out smelling like a rose and not like…er….fish. Sandy Alcantara pitched a two hit, complete game shutout. This game was played at an incredibly brisk pace – under two hours. Why, that’s nearly Madduxian in length.