Scouts: Hey all, sorry for the late post. Had an emergency at work. We hired someone to do some cabling work in the office and he did one of the crappiest jobs I’ve ever seen, and it’s basically caused me to put in about 100 or so hours the last two week, and that’s with a holiday in there. So today is late and I’m tired. A very big thank you very much to Prof for doing the lion’s share of the work the past few days, I’ve needed the breather. Without her we probably wouldn’t have had posts for several days. Hopefully things will be able to settle down a little in the next week or two.
White Sox 4, Nationals 6 – Prof: Here’s a sad stat for you – with this win, the Nats now have won four straight, which is their season high. That doesn’t seem right, but here we are. The Treat Urner had a two run homer to walk it off.
Dodgers 2, D-Backs 3 F/11 – Prof: Chase Field has new turf, but it was an old familiar face that made all the difference in this game. David Peralta is back from the IL. He had an RBI double in regulation, and drove in the win with an RBI single.
Phillies 7, Padres 5 – Prof: With Andrew McCutchen being out for the season, the Phillies are having to lean on new addition Jay Bruce as well as new to the majors Aaron Haseley. Haseley made a big splash in this game, with his first hit in the bigs being a go-ahead run. The Phils came from behind to get this W.
Braves 7, Pirates 4 – Scouts: Come on Atlanta, these are the games you really need to be winning if you have any hope of making it to the playoffs this year. Oriole castaway Kevin Gausman was at the root of this one again, allowing an insane 12 hits over 5 innings.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 11 – Prof: G UNIT, represent! Vlad Jr. and Grichuk continue to battle for the Blue Jays. Those two, along with Gurriel Jr. and Galvis (honorable mention Cavan Biggio!), keep Toronto marching towards the future. This game was a bit nasty, but it was a Vlad three run dinger and a Grichuk solo homer that made all the difference here.
Rays 4, Tigers 0 – Prof: Austin Meadows continues to be a ringer on everyone’s fantasy team. He hit a triple, and then legged it out for a little league homer due to a throwing error. Charlie F’n Morton won his seventh game for Tampa.
Giants 0, Mets 7 – Prof: The Mets more than came roaring back, shutting out San Francisco with consistent offense. Michael Conforto had a solo homer and an RBI sac fly, while Amed Rosario had a three run dinger as well.
Twins 7 Spiders 9 – Scouts: The Twins had it all going well, and then as they say the rains came. Once the skies cleared up, Jordan Luplow, Roberto Perez, and Francisco Lindor all decided to activate batting practice homer mode.
Marlins 8, Brewers 3 – Prof: Y’all. What? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? How can this be? It’s too early for the midseason doldrums, Milwaukee! Jimmy Nelson’s homecoming was spoiled by some Feesh. In the third, a Brian Anderson grand slam took it to 5-1 and Miami just keeps on rolling.
Rockies 8, Cubs 9 – Scouts: Somewhere around the second inning of this one, news broke that the Cubs would be signing Craig Kimbrel to a multiyear deal, and the dugout exploded with excitement. Looks like it was a great motivator as the Cubs offense really took off in the 5th and 6th innings with David Bote alone picking up 4 hits and 7 RBI’s.
Orioles 1, Rangers 2 F/12 – Scouts: A surprising low scoring affair from two teams with very little pitching. Delino DeShields walked it off with a single to center scoring Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Red Sox 8, Royals 0 – Prof: So, um, Chris Sale threw another immaculate inning, his second of the season. Might as well give that man the Cy Young now if he keeps this up. Remember when he started the season so poorly? Well, he’s sure made up for it now! Rafael Devers went 2-5 with three RBI while Brock Holt went 3-5.
Athletics 9, Angels 10 – Scouts: A lot of back and forth on this one. At one point Oakland had a 7-1 lead, but that didn’t last very long. LA put the final nail in this one with a walk-off double by Dustin Garneau.
Astros 1, Mariners 14 – Scouts: Woof. Just woof. If you told me this game ended 14-1, with 5 homers hit, I never would have expected it to be Seattle dong all the damage. Houston actually had a early lead in this game, but that was completely blown out of the water.
Reds, Cardinals – PPD