Scouts: Prof’s got the day off today, so most of my recaps will be short and to the point. Help me out in the comments why don’t ya?
Pirates 7, Reds 2 – Scouts: Steven Brault made a bid to join the starting rotation yesterday, with 5.1 strong innings of 3 hit ball. Josh Bell hit his 18th homer on the season.
Padres 0, Yankees 7 – Scouts: James Paxton made a triumphent return, and provided a nice little shot in the arm for the Yanks. Though limited to a pitch count, Paxton struck out 7, allowing no hits over 4 shutdown innings. Chris Paddack did not fare as well, allowing 4 runs over 5 innings.
Angels 12, Athletics 7 F/11 – Scouts: The Angels really, really, really wanted to win this ball game. After taking, and then immediately blowing a two-run lead in the 9th, the Angels busted out with 5 runs in the 11th to provide a lead that even the Orioles’ bullpen couldn’t blow.
Rangers 8, Mariners 7 – Scouts: This one went back and forth a few times, before the Rangers tied it up in the 8th on a Sin-Soo Choo single, setting up Asdrubal Cabrera to double in the winning run in the 9th.
Spiders 14, Red Sox 9 – Scouts: Oof, it’s really bad when you score 9 and still get blown out at home. This was a complete failure by the Boston pitching staff, from top to bottom. The Spiders scored in every inning except the last two, doing most of the damage against Ryan Weber, who gave up 7 runs in 4 long innings.
Tigers 4, Orioles 2 – Scouts: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Orioles bullpen blows a late lead, by giving up taters. John Hocks tied it up in the 8th, and Brandon Dixon smoked a two-run homer to win it in the 9th. It was bring your dog to the park day in Camden, which I can only submit means that someone should speak to Orioles management about animal cruelty. No good doggo should be forced to watch this team play.
Cardinals 4, Phillies 11 – Scouts: Phillies fans are starting to gain hope that Bryce is finally starting to break out, after going 3-4 with 4 RBIs and a homer in the third. Also homering on the day was Matt Wieters for the Phils, and Scott Kingery, Maikel Franco, and Andrew McCutchen for the Phils.
Blue Jays 3, Rays 4 F/11 – Scouts: The Rays are on a roll, picking up their 5th consecutive win tahnks to Willy Adames’ walk-off single. It was the Ray’s first series sweep on the season, which unfortunately has also hit new attendance lows, despite a winning ball-club.
Giants 2, Marlins 4 – Scouts: Speaking of being on a roll, Miami seemingly can’t stop winning lately. Sergio Romo was able to narrowly hold onto the lead, striking out Steven Duggar with men on first and third to end the game.
Nationals 14, Braves 4 – Scouts: I knew who started this game before I even looked. Man, Kevin Gausman got absolutely ROCKED, giving up 8 runs on 8 hits, in 1 damn inning pitched. All without even allowing a ball to leave the yard. Sadly, there was no relief to be had as Touki Toussaint and Dan Winkler came in to allow 1 and 5 runs respectively. Anibal Sanchez picked up his first win on the season thwoing 6 scoreless innings, allowing just a single hit. On the bright side, Austin Riley continues to absolutely mash for the Braves, hitting a grand slam in garbage time.
Cubs 2, Astros 1 – Scouts: Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant hit solo homers providing the offense, while Kyle Hendricks threw 8 innings, allowing just a single run.
Royals 7, White Sox 8 – Scouts: The White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Royals, thanks in large part to Tim Anderson’s go-ahead two-out double in the 8th.
D-Backs 4, Rockies 5 – Scouts: With the win, both teams returned to .500. Thanos would be very pleased.
Mets 8, Dodgers 9 – Scouts: The LoLMets have fully returned to prime form. Nursing a 6 run lead entering the bottom of the 7th, the bullpen allowed one run in each the 7th and 8th, and then really blew it, giving up 4 in the 9th to let the Dodgers absolutely embarrass them. Edwin Diaz gave up most of the damage, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits while securing just a single out.