Scouts: So baseball is back I guess. I’ll be honest, my heart really isn’t in it this year. I don’t know if it’s the rule changes, or the shortened season, or the fact that the season will be completely ill-legitimized in my mind due to just how many players have either gotten sick, will get sick, or have completely opted out of the season. It just feels wasteful and greedy to be playing baseball at a time where the nation is still surging under the first wave of the virus. Hopefully now that we are back to doing the daily post, I will find what I have lost. How’s everyone else feeling? Does baseball really feel back to you? Or does this all feel like an extended Spring Training?
Yankees 3, Nationals 2: Scouts – New York rallied in the 7th and 8th to steal a win from Patrick Corbin. Same story as last year. Nats bullpen falls apart, Yankees hit a few dingers.
Marlins 11, Phillies 6: Scouts – Welcome to professional baseball 2020 ladies and gentlemen.
Blue Jays 5, Rays 6: Scouts – Toronto finally got a home to go to, at the very last second. They are now the Buffalo Blue Jays. Which is fine I guess, because what does it even matter anymore? Anyways, Tampa scored 2 in the 9th to send it to extras, and then another 2 in the 10th to secure the win thanks to a triple by Kevin Kiermaier.
Royals 2, Spiders 9: Scouts – Recently, the team from Cleveland announced they are investigating changing their team name. FINALLY. Right now the top contender is the Spiders. No, this is not a joke. WE DID IT F-I! Do we get some sort of commission for this or what?
Tigers 3, Reds 2: Scouts – C.J. Cron homered in the 9th to put the Tigers up for good. Their bullpen attempted to blow it in the 9th, but Joey Votto grounded into a double play to end the game.
Orioles 7, Red Sox 4: Scouts – Boston fans are officially on suicide watch dropping two of three to the O’s. None of the three games were really close in any way.
Mariners 7, Asterisks 6: Scouts – Seattle picked up their first win on the season. And I just realized that Houston gets to play their first season post cheating scandal without having to listen to fans booing them. If it were me, I say every team that Houston has to visit should pipe boos through the loudspeaker.
Twins 14, White Sox 2: Scouts – Nelson Cruz is still chugging along at age 40, picking up 2 homers, 4 extra base hits, and 7 RBI’s. Reynaldo Lopez didn’t make it out of the first inning, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits recording only 2 outs. Gio Gonzalez came in and provided no relief allowing 6 runs on 7 hits in just 3.2 innings. Ouch.
Pirates 5, Cardinals 1: Scouts – Phillip Evans went 3-4 with a RBI and Jose Osuna benefited with a pair of RBI’s as Dakota Hudson allowed 4 runs and 2 homers in just 4.1 innings.
Brewers 1, Cubs 9: Scouts – A four run 4th was all Chicago needed, but they went ahead and tacked on 3 more in the 8th just for fun. Wilson Contreas went 2-3 with a pair of RBI’s and Ian Happ followed up with a 2-3, 3 RBI performance to hand Milwaukee their second loss on the season.
Rockies 5, Rangers 2: Scouts – Trevor Story enjoyed his first homer of the season so much, he decided to do it again!
D-Backs 4, Padres 3: Scouts – Well, it took a bit, but Arizona finally got their first win on the season thanks to a pair of runs in the 8th and 9th innings. Kirby Yates picks up the loss allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks and recording, you guessed it, 2 outs.
Angels 4, Athletics 6: Scouts – Shohei Ohtani did not have a great debut, allowing 5 runs on 3 hits and failing to record an out. 1B, BB, BB, BB, 1B, 1B, and in came the hook. Oof.
Braves 14, Mets 1: Scouts – 14 runs on 17 hits as the Braves absolutely demolished the Mets. Rick Porcello gave up 7 runs in 2 innings while Corey Oswalk followed him up with 5 runs in 4.
Giants 3, Dodgers 1: Scouts – Darin Ruf went 2-4 with a RBI and made a pretty impressive play crashing into and opening the bullpen gate in left as the Dodgers fall to 2-2 on the young, but short season.