Scouts: Another day, another Covid-19 outbreak. This time the Cardinals have 13 players and staff positive for coronavirus which has caused more cancellations and postponements. Not to mention there’s a tropical storm slamming the east cost, so expect even more cancellations today. It’s almost as if this season shouldn’t be played and everyone should cut their losses, go home, and concentrate on getting the country well.
If you haven’t been watching The Umbrella Academy, you really should. It’s everything you could possibly ask for in a super hero show. The main characters are weird, diverse, funny, troubled, and the show has one of the absolute best soundtracks I’ve seen since Scrubs. The second season took very good first season and significantly improved upon it.
Spiders 2, Reds 3 – Scouts: The Spiders have claimed to be looking into a name change, a process that is taking much longer than you would expect. We already have the winning name, and you don’t even have to thank us over at F-I for making it so popular. So let’s make this happen already. Stop dragging your feet! (This also goes for the Football team that plays in Maryland.) Anyways, Sonny Gray pitched 6 strong 4 hit, innings.
Phillies 3, Yankees 6 – Scouts: It’s been such a long off-season I forgot Gerrit Cole was a Yankee. Well, they had a pretty easy day against the once good, Jake Arrieta who allowed 3 runs and 7 hits over 5 innings and is now fighting to remain the number 3 starter on a team that’s 1-3.
Mets 7, Braves 2 – Scouts: If it wasn’t bad enough the Braves had to face off against Jacob deGrom, who struck out 10 over 6, they also lost Mike Soroka in the third who tore his achillies and is now out for the season. 2020 is the year that just keeps on giving.
Pirates 4, Twins 5 – Scouts: Nelson Cruz picked up Minnesota’s first walk-off with a single in the 9th. Cruz also singled in a run as part of a 4 run 6th that tied the game in the first place.
White Sox 6, Brewers 4 – Scouts: Good news, bad news in this one. The Sox picked up their 5th consecutive win, however they lost starter Carlos Rodon to shoulder soreness in the third. This was Rodon’s second start since returning from Tommy John surgery.
Royals 0, Cubs 2 – Scouts: A Javier Baez sac fly and a Kris Bryant solo homer was all the offense you’ll get in this one. Alec Mills shut down the Royals with just 3 hits over 7 innings.
Giants 6, Rockies 7 – Scouts: Colorado is off to a 7-2 start, looking spectacular in this young shortened season. They were able to rebound from an early deficit when starter Chi Chi Gonzalez was knocked out after completing just 3 innings and allowing a pair of homers.
Athletics 11, Mariners 1 – Scouts: An 8 run 5th inning that saw a bunch of singles, a passed ball, and a double absolutely torched the Mariners. Man, it’s bad enough to lose when the opponent is hitting homers left and right, but to have to sit and watch single after single after single must be do demoralizing.
Dodgers 4, Padres 5 – Scouts: And now after leaving the Oakland game of small ball, we tune into a pair of 7-4 teams who decided to play home run derby. Joc Pederson, Trent Grisham, Wil Myers, Fernando Tatis, and Cody Bellinger all went yard, all solo shots. Today San Diego made a statement. They came to play and they are ready to play with the big boys.
Tigers, Cardinals – PPD due to Covid