Scouts: Sorry folks, I’m not feeling too hot today, so you’ll have to come up with your own topic of the day.
Red Sox 5, Spiders 6 – Scouts: They Spiders are starting to heat up at just the right time. They took advantage of the Twins’ day off and walked it off against the Sox to finish the day in first place. Carlos Santana homered to cap off the evening.
Orioles 5, Yankees 8 (Game 1) – Prof: A doubleheader between AL East teams, one with hopes and dreams, the other languishing on the ash heap of sadness and failure. Four home runs in game one for New York. If I were Trey Mancini, I’d probably cry after every game out of pure frustration. No matter what he does, it’s not enough.
Orioles 8, Yankees 11 (Game 2) – Prof: I wanted to weave the brutality of this series into a narrative of The Wire, Omar, or even the combined works of John Waters, but there’s nothing that inspires the level of depression and despair that this Orioles team projects. Gleyber Torres is the boogeyman, hitting three more home runs in this second game of the doubleheader. All told, the Yankees set a record 59 dingers against the Birds this season.
Rangers 4, Blue Jays 19 – Prof: Meep! Pick an inning; Toronto probably scored in it. There was a grand slam in the fourth and that wasn’t even what pushed it over into ridiculous territory. Let’s check in with G Unit and the Baby B’s:
- Bo Bichette – 4-6 (1 RBI)
- Cavan Biggio – 2-6 (2 RBI)
- Vlad Jr – 2-4 (1 RBI)
- Randal Grichuk – 3-5 (4 RBI, including a solo homer)
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 6 – Scouts: Arizona called up Joshua Rojas who’s been on a tear lately, and he continued to impress starting things off going 2-4 and igniting a rally. Arizona may not be completely out of it, but they sure will need a lot of work to catch-up this year and it starts with break out performances like Rojas.
Pirates 10, Angels 2 – Scouts: The Bucs snapped an 8 game losing streak by getting things done, in every aspect of the game. Four homers, all while the pitching staff held the Angels to just a pair of runs.
Rays 10, Padres 4 – Scouts: With the win the Rays find themselves 20 games over .500 for the first time since 2013. It’s a shame they still can’t get anyone out to come watch them play. Matt Duffy went 4-4 with 3 RBI’s in the win.
Reds 6, Nationals 7 – Prof: The Treat Urner hit a three run bomb and Matt Adams went yard as well, and the exhausted Curly Dubs held off Cincinnati’s late inning rally to secure victory.
Astros, White Sox – PPD