Scouts: Welcome back everybody! *Looks around…Wait….where is everyone? Did everyone forget that we are back in the office today? I mean, it’s only for one game, but it was an exciting match-up right? Right? Ok, so not so terribly exciting. I gave Prof the day off since there was only one game to cover, but in her honor, I will continue Girl Power Friday. But since there’s only the one game, let’s double down on this and find ourself a two hit wonder!
Astros 0, Rangers 5 – Scouts: Looks like I’m not the only one not quite ready to get back at it. The Astros forgot to show up to Texas and received a bit of a whoopin. Lance Lynn was the first to get to 12 wins, combining with Jose Leclerc and Chris Martin to produce the Rangers’ fourth shutout of the season. Let’s hope they can retain that power, because 6 of the next 8 games will be against Houston. Framber Valdez on the other hand did not fare so well for the Astros, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and was unable to make it out of the first inning. Not a great way to start the second half of the season. It didn’t help that Houston lost Alex Bregman in the 3rd inning after taking a ball off the chin. I’m going to take a pass on highlights today, because well, there really isn’t any good ones to choose from.