Scouts: The other day I decided to check in on Tim Tebow, the next big, can’t miss thing. Remember all spring all the talk was how Tebow was going to be some big star and make everyone stand up and take notice?
Whelp, after 49 games and 158 at bats in AAA, Tebow is slashing .158/.244/.222/.466 with 1 home run and 7 doubles. It’s ok, it’s not like the clock is ticking, I mean Tebow is a spry 31 years of age. Last night, Tebow managed a pair of hits, his second multi-hit game of the season. Great! He was also hit in the face in the 7th. Oh. Maybe we should all get together and mail him one of those posters with the cat that says “Hang in there!”
Reds 1, Spiders 2 F/10 – Prof: Hmm. A bit boring for an extra innings game, honestly. Carlos Santana (not “Smooth” but still smooth, ya feel?) hit a solo homer, then Cincinnati’s Nick Senzel continues his team MVP status with an RBI double to tie it up. Finally, in the tenth inning, an RBI single won the game for the Magical Land of Cleve.
Mets 5, Yankees 12 (Game 1) – Prof: Whew! Wow, what a romp! In the first contest of this Subway Series doubleheader, the Bronx Bombers absolutely destroyed their crosstown foes. A five run fourth inning – including two homers – and the Yankees tied their season best 15 hits in a single game.
Mets 10, Yankees 4 (Game 2) – Scouts: They say it’s really hard to sweep a double header, and today that proved to be true as the Mets flipped the tables on the Yanks in game two. Jason Vargas is making his case for secret ace. After a very rough first 6 innings, Vargas has settled down quite nicely sporting a 2.20 ERA his past 7 games.
Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 7 – Prof: Scott Kingery hit a dingery, while J.T. Realmuto’s so nice, he scored twice. Jake Arrieta gets the W.
Rangers 9, Red Sox 5 – Scouts: Well, you certainly can’t say this game wasn’t entertaining. We had weird inside the park home-runs, we had manager ejections due to umpire disagreements, and of course we had actual professionalish baseball.
Cardinals 7, Marlins 1 – Prof: It looked like it was going to be a tight game…then the sixth inning happened. And then the eighth inning. Suddenly, St. Louis was up by a touchdown. After the Marlins had their fated win against Milwaukee, they’ve now lost six straight.
Pirates 5, Braves 7 – Scouts: Atlanta’s won 5 in a row and 8 of their last 10. They’ve managed to climb back into a tie for first place and are starting to look like the team they were supposed to be. Chris Archer got rocked to the tune of 7 runs over 6 innings, including 4 homers in the second by Josh Donaldson, Nick Markakis, Brian McCann, and Ozzie Albies.
Brewers 8, Astros 10 – Prof: Now, usually when Travis Shaw, Yasmani Grandal, and Christian Yelich mash homers, it’s a good night for the Brew Crew. Ah, yes, but that’s unless you’re up against Orbit’s boys from H-Town, who also know a little bit about heavy lumber. Yuri Gurriel had himself a day, as did Robinson Chirinos. Rookie Yordan Alvarez also hit a dinger – his second in as many career games thus far. The kids are all right, you guys.
Nationals 5, White Sox 7 – Scouts: Eloy Jimenez made his first career homer one to remember, blasting it 462 feet to lead off the 4th. Welington Castillo helped provide the early lead with a 1st inning Grand Slam that the Nats were never able to recover from.
Mariners 5, Twins 6 – Scouts: It was looking like the Twins might drop this one, but a late 8th inning rally that featured a Jorge Polanco double and a wild pitch by Austin Adams helped fuel the comeback.
Tigers 2, Royals 3 – Scouts: Two terrible teams played, and one of them was less bad than the other. I’m sorry, I know it’s only June, but I’m really having a hard time with this one.
Cubs 3, Rockies 10 – Prof: Remember this name – Peter Lambert. The rookie pitcher for Colorado had another strong outing; this time going five innings at Coors Field (notoriously tough on pitchers). A rare misstep from Javier Baez led to a Rox run, while Charlie Blackmon ripped it up with a three run homer.
Padres 5, Giants 6 – Scouts: San Diego has won just 3 in their last 10 and have nearly completely lost any of what made them look like they might be interesting this year. Chris Paddack allowed 3 over 5, which isn’t too terrible, but opposing teams seem to be figuring him out recently. Manny Machado is batting .238, and the squad is now 2 games below .500.
Dodgers 3, Angels 5 – Scouts: The Dodgers haven’t been too super hot recently dropping their 4th in the last 6. It’s ok, everyone slumps a little here and there, even Kenta Maeda who seems to always have his ups and downs. Maeda, who’s overall had a pretty decent year, had one of his down games, unable to make it out of the 5th, allowing 5 runs and a pair of homers in the first.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 4 – Prof: Let’s scrap the majority of the Orioles and just keep Trey Mancini, Jonathan Villar, and John Means. Maybe Stevie Wilkerson. The rest can be sold for scrap. In this Battle of the Birds, the orange ones came out on top, thanks to…you guessed it… Trey Mancini, Jonathan Villar, and John Means. Mancini had an RBI double and then scored from another double, while Jonny Villar had an RBI double of his own. John Means gets the win, only allowing one earned run and seven strikeouts.
Athletics 4, Rays 3 – Prof: Mike Fiers is at it again! Another solid, quality start puts him at 6-3 for the season, while Blake Treinen now has 15 saves on the year. Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit back to back homers.