Scouts: I hope all you fathers out there had a very enjoyable fathers day, and I hope all you sons went out and did nice things for your father. And for those with fathers no longer with us, I hope you took some time to remember the good times.
Cubs 2, Dodgers 3 – Scouts: This one came down to a play at the plate. Russell Martin dropped a single into shallow left field, and Chris Taylor came in from second. The throw was a little off line, and Taylor was able to slide in just under the tag. If these two teams can stay at it, they will sure make for a fun match-up come October.
Rangers 3, Reds 11 – Scouts: Jesse Winker had him all sorts of a career day, going 4-5 with a homer and 5 RBI’s and ended up a triple shy of the cycle.
Red Sox 8, Orioles 6 F/10 – Prof: Jumping in before Scout gives the recap to say that Trey Mancini is being wasted on this Orioles squad. #FreeTrey Scouts: Pretty typical game for the Orioles. They had a lead, which the bullpen blew in the 9th, sending the game to extras. They immediately gave up 5, yes 5 runs in the 10th. Chris Davis is back to his 0-5 with 3 strike out days.
Angels 5, Rays 6 – Prof: Try as he might, Mike Trout can’t do it alone. Sure, he went 2-4 with a two run homer in the ninth inning to get Los Angeles of Anaheim within one, but the rest of the Halos just couldn’t connect. For the Tampa Bay Sea Creatures, Tommy Pham and Brandon Lowe both had solo dingers.
Spiders 8, Tigers 0 – Prof: Noted Drone Enthusiast Trevor Bauer pitched his first big league shutout, giving the Magical Bullpen of Cleve the day off, all while fanning eight Tiggers. Huge day for Oscar Mercado – the Spiders shortstop went 3-4 with 4 RBI.
Cardinals 4, Mets 3 – Prof: Paul Goldschmidt had a two run homer. Paul DeJong had a solo homer. And Yadi Molina grounded into a double play, but heads up base running brought Goldie home. So, yes, St. Louis won by four runs, but only had three actual hits.
Pirates 5, Marlins 4 – Scouts: After running into red hot Brewers and Braves squads, Pittsburgh picked up a much needed win against Miami to at least salvage some of their road trip.
Phillies 1, Braves 15 – Prof: So many Atlanta players crossing home plate. This was a beautiful day for Braves fans. Josh Donaldson homered in his third straight game, while Mike Foltynewicz had a solid outing and Atlanta swept Philadelphia to stay atop the NL East standings.
Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 15 – Prof: While the Curly Dubs aren’t sniffing near the NL East lead, they are definitely playing for their playoff lives here. This crushing of the Gritty Snakes helped their cause. Anibal Sanchez has now won 100 career games. Matt Adams went yard two times, and drove in seven.
Yankees 10, White Sox 3 – Scouts: The Yankees look to be adding Edwin Encarnacion, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge in the next few days. If you haven’t been following the team that closely, well they didn’t miss a beat without any of them. This team is so stacked, it’s a possibility they will actually decline in performance with their best players returning.
Blue Jays 12, Astros 0 – Prof: Another awesome outing from the G Unit, with special guest star Teoscar Hernandez. Gurriel Jr, Grichuk, Galvis, and Guerrero Jr all had a hand in the offense – with Gurriel and Galvis both hitting homers – and Hernandez had two dingers of his own.
Royals 8, Twins 6 – Scouts: I’m not really sure what happened here. The Royals had a 5 run lead in the 8th, so the game wasn’t as close at it may first appear to have been. Jorge Lopez picked up his first win on the season, after losing his previous 6 decisions. The Twins just came out very flat.
Padres 14, Rockies 13 – Scouts: Ouch, this one was quite something. 17 runs were scored in the first three innings alone. Colorado held the lead multiple times, but kept giving it up, eventually allowing 2 in the 7th and the final 4 in the 9th that did them in. Surprisingly enough, in a game where 27 runs were scored in Coors Field, only 4 balls left the ballpark. Pitchers simply got SMACKED around.
Brewers 5, Giants 3 – Prof: Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar both homered, and Christian Yelich had an RBI double to lift Milwaukee over San Francisco. Josh Hader notched another save.
Mariners 6, Athletics 3 – Scouts: After a rough start to the season, Mike Leake is starting to turn things around, and with that come the trade rumors. Leak pitched his fourth consecutive game of at least 7 innings, and despite having a decently high hit total, he’s keeping runs off the board and might make a decent back of the end rotation filler for a team looking to save some bullpen innings.
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Nats are so far 2-2 on this 11 game homestand; four with the Phillies starting tonight, then three with the Braves to end it. After a 9-2 stretch, they’re now 5-5 over their last ten, which works out to .667 baseball (14-7) over their past 21, but they’re still closer to last than to first in the NL East.
Pretty much gotta go at least 5-2 over these next seven to stay in it, I think, and with two each being started by the currently struggling Patrick Corbin and fifth stater Erick Fedde, it’s not looking ideal to achieve that mark.
The Borg seem to be going all-in on the postseason after their disappointment last year. Edwin is one of the most underrated sluggers of the last decade. His season HR totals from 2012 to 2018 read as follows: 42, 36, 34, 39, 42, 38, 32, and he sits at 21 homers so far this year. I was particularly amused by this tweet from the Yankees’ official account: