Scouts: Personally, I am very much looking forward to the pending holiday weekend and three day vacation. Work has been absolutely brutal for me and it will be very nice to get the small break. How’s everyone’s plans for the weekend looking? Got anything exciting going on?
Phillies 2, Cubs 3 – Scouts: You can’t sleep on this club late game, because they just keep on keeping on. The Cubs come up big again. This time it was an injured Javier Baez who pinch hit in the 9th, singling in the winning run.
Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 10 – Scouts: Rowdy Tellez homered twice racking up 5 RBI’s, pretty much single-handedly taking care of the Sox.
Dodgers 7, Rays 3 – Prof: Clayton Kershaw was back to form last night, going six and 1/3 innings, striking out eight. Justin “JT The Red Panda” Turner kicked off the festivities with a single stretched out into a triple due to an error, and Max Muncy scored. Joc Pederson, and Corey Seager also had important at-bats for the Dodgers.
Marlins 5, Tigers 4 F/11 – Scouts: Look out world, Miami is on a four game winning streak and haven’t lost in a week! Has anyone checked in on Old Gator? Make sure he hasn’t fainted from disbelief?
Nationals 5, Mets 6 – Prof: Lots of home runs in this game – Juan Soto, Brian Dozier, J.D. Davis, and Pete Alonso all had a leisurely trot around the bases. Hey, SomeGuy – what can you tell me about Erick Fedde? He went five innings, only gave up one earned run, and has a respectable ERA. Looks like Suero and Rainey gave up nearly everything for Washington, while the Mets were served well by reliever Edwin Diaz.
Reds 3, Brewers 0 – Prof: This battle was fought by two old warriors now in different uniforms – Sonny Gray and Gio Gonzalez. Both have seen hard times and better days. However, Sonny Gray reigned victorious on this day, against a formidable foe. Gray went six innings, struck out nine and helped Cincinnati keep the Brewers’ bats cold. Nick Senzel scored on a wild Gio pitch in the first inning, while two other Reds also scored in the first. Rough night for the Brew Crew, but they are still 28-22 and among the best of the National League.
Mariners 3, Rangers 5 – Scouts: Lance Lynn took control of this one, holding the Mariners to 2 runs over 7 innings, striking out 11.
White Sox 1, Astros 5 – Scouts: Justin Verlander busted out his dominant self last night, striking out 12 over 8, and allowing just a solo homer to Jose Abreu.
Braves 3, Giants 4 – Scouts: Oh, Atlanta. I just don’t know what to do with you. You were cruising along, game in hand, when your bullpen pulled their usual tricks. Luke Jackson allowed 3 runs on 4 hits including a two-run Joe Panik walk-off single.
Athletics 5, Spiders 3 – Prof: Mark Canha’s two run homer off the Noted Drone Enthusiast jumpstarted Oakland’s offense. This is the A’s fifth straight win, and Blake Treinen’s ninth save of the season thus far.
Rockies 5, Pirates 0 – Prof: Boy, are the Rox happy they are playing in Pittsburgh! There’s significant snow in Denver. The only thing significant in Pittsburgh are Rockies runs. First score of the night was due to a throwing error, then the next inning a solo dinger from Trevor Story. Chris Archer is now 1-4. How’s that working out for you, Pirates?
Yankees 11, Orioles 4 – Prof: Oh, mercy me. New York really poured it on last night, and a lot of the firepower came from the hot bat of Clint Frazier. Two multi-run homers and the Yankees never, ever looked back. Not much of a bright spot anywhere for Baltimore, but I guess if it wasn’t for Stevie Wilkerson and Hanser Alberto they wouldn’t have scored at all.
Twins 8, Angels 3 – Scouts: The Twins do what they do best these days. Score a bunch of runs, hold the other team down, and win ballgames. 4 of the top 6 in the batting order had multiple hits, and three of them had 2 or more RBI’s. Meanwhile, Michael Pineda settled down after a rocky first two innings and shut down the Angels.
Diamondbacks 2, Padres 3 – Scouts: Zack Grenkie just quite couldn’t get it done as Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer were able to touch him up for 3 in the 6th.
Royals, Cardinals – PPD