Scouts: Sorry for the short post today. Had a work emergency last night and I was in the office until around midnight. I’m back at it today, so I gotta make this quick.
Yankees 11, Tigers 12 – Scouts: This was quite the back and forth affair that eventually ended thanks to a Jordy Mercer single with two down in the bottom of the 9th.
Dodgers 7, Orioles 3 – Scouts: Not a big surprise in this one. With the win LA clinched the NL West as if that wasn’t already pretty much a given.
Braves 5, Phillies 6 – Scouts: The division is pretty much locked up for Atlanta, but still at this point every win counts. Ronald Acuna Jr. let one slip away as he caught a Scott Kingery homer. That is until he dropped it and Kingery was able to get the homer the hard way with an inside-the-parker.
Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 4 – Scouts: Boston continues their season of from bad to worse with another loss in a game they should have, could have, but didn’t win. Cavan Biggio, Reese McGuire, and Rowdy Tellez all homered for Toronto’s winning effort.
Dimondbacks 2, Mets 3 – Scouts: The Mets aren’t out of it just yet, still fighting for that Wild Card spot. Eduardo Escobar picked up both of Arizona’s RBI’s while Todd Frazier did all the work for New York.
Brewers 4, Marlins 3 – Scouts: Tragic news for any baseball fan. Christian Yelich, the reigning NL MVP suffered a catastrophic knee injury, fracturing his kneecap, which will keep him out for the rest of the year. Yelich fouled a slider off his right knee in the first and was unable to stand afterwords. There is no timetable for his return and it’s not yet known if this will have long term effects to his career.
Nationals 0, Twins 5 – Scouts: Jose Berrios was pretty on point, pitching 7 innings of two-hit shutout ball, completely locking down the Nats.
Rays 5, Rangers 3 F/11 – Scouts: This one took a few extra frames to get it complete, but it was well worth it for the Rays who were able to pull out the win thanks to a throwing error by Emmanuel Clase and a single by Guillermo Heredia.
Athletics 21, Astros 7 – Scouts: Houston got a taste of their own medicine when Oakland absolutely exploded on them with 7 in the first, 2 in each the second and third, 6 in the 4th, and then 4 more over the final 5 innings. Just absolutely brutal. Oakland hit 6 homers, and Wade Miley who started was only able to record 1 out despite giving up 7 runs.
Royals 3, White Sox 7 – Scouts: Eloy Jimenez picked up his first career Grand Slam in the first and Chicago was off to the races from there.
Cardinals 1, Rockies 2 – Scouts: Colorado is out of the playoff chase, but they can still play spoiler, so it was a worth win to take one away from division leader St. Louis. Chi Chi Gonzalez was able to pick up his first big league win since Sept 22, 2015 in the process.
Pirates 4, Giants 5 – Scouts: Johnny Cueto made his return back from Tommy John surgery and made the most of his 70 pitch limit, going 5 strong innings allowing just a single hit and putting his team in position to get the win.
Spiders 8, Angels 0 – Scouts: Rookie Zach Plesac didn’t have the best MLB debut, but that’s okay because he more than made up for it last night by pitching his first career game, a four-hit shutout of the Angels.
Cubs 8, Padres 9 F/10 – Scouts: Manuel Margot’s been enjoying quite the break out season, and now he has an additional notch to add to his belt. His first walk-off walk. With the bases loaded and none down, Margot took four consecutive balls to literally walk it off.
Reds 3, Mariners 4 – Scouts: It’s the month of firsts for a lot of guys who are getting their first taste of MLB action. Kyle Lewis celebrated a few firsts last night in one mighty swing. His first hit and his first homer, smoking a one over the out-of-town scoreboard in left field in the 5th inning.