Scouts: Today is a very somber day, in which we mourn the passing of Tyler Skaggs. It’s another sad reminder of just how brief the time we have on this Earth actually is. Take some time today to reach out to a friend, a family member, and tell them you love them, and make every moment count.
Cubs 5, Pirates 18 – Scouts: Ouch, this was one hell of a whooping. Josh Bell homered thrice as Adbert Alzolay allowed 7 runs in just 2.2 innings, and things did not improve from there. Every Cubs pitcher allowed at least a pair of runs, and none lasted 3 innings. Woof.
Orioles 3, Rays 6 – Scouts: The Rays were able to kick start July with a set against the absolute worst team in baseball. Just what the doctor ordered after going 3 games below .500 in June.
Brewers 8, Reds 6 – Prof: Cincinnati looked like they were well on their way to wrapping this up but the seventh inning was unkind to them – started out with a Lorenzo Cain homer and ended with a bases loaded Christian Yelich single and a Mike Moustakas RBI sac fly. Yelich can’t stop, won’t stop. Your once and future NL MVP continues to mash away, this time destroying a baseball in the top of the ninth to put the Reds away in their own ballpark.
Royals 4, Blue Jays 11 – Prof: G-Unit represent! It’s a shame that Cavan Biggio’s name doesn’t start with a G because he should be a part of that crew. Darn you Craig, you should’ve named him Gavin. Anyway, two homers from Galvis, moves from Grichuk (4-5, 4 RBI) and Gurriel Jr (3-4)… oh, and Biggio went 3-5 with 4 ribbies, too.
Giants 13, Padres 2 – Scouts: Jeff Samardzija looked like his former self, holding the Padres to 5 hits and a pair of runs across 8 dominant innings. And the Giants offense showed their appreciation, with homers from Kevin Pillar, Evan Longoria, Austin Slater, and a pair of RBI doubles by Tyler Austin and Buster Posey.