Scouts: Hey gang, I have a early appointment in the office tomorrow and won’t be able to do my usual morning edits. I’ll do the best I can tonight and Prof is going to help pick up the slack, but it’s possible we may miss something since apparently baseball still needs to run games at 2am despite not having any fans. Seriously, with all the changes for Covid, why are day games not a thing? Why are games still ending when 80% of the country is asleep? Anyways, I’ll try to clean things up if/when I get a break, but we may need you to help fill in the gaps.
Rays 8, Red Sox 7 – Scouts: The Rays are currently up 8-5 in the 8th, and have the bases loaded with two outs. Will the Sox be able to mount a comeback? [Prof Edit: No. No, they could not.] Hey, you know what would be a tough job right now? To be an announcer for the 6-9 Boston Red Sox. Dennis Eckersley, all of Baltimore joins me in telling you that you are a giant dick.
Twins 4, Brewers 2 – Scouts: Minnesota gets back on the winning track thanks to a Grand Salami by Eddie Rosario in the 3rd. Both starting pitchers lasted just 5 innings, a trend I’ve become to notice a lot this season. Seems with the expanded rosters managers are very rarely allowing their starters to go past 5.
White Sox 1, Tigers 5 – Prof: El Tigre, hear them roar! Detroit Rock City is now 9-5 and looking pretty dang good. JaCoby Jones hit an inside the park home run, what fun.
Diamondbacks, Rockies – Scouts:
Giants 4, Asterisks 6 – Prof: Lance McCullers, Jr allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings, a solid night for the pitcher who is still fresh off of injury rehab. Lots of questionable fielding from San Francisco, including an error that led to Alex Bregman scoring in the third inning and setting up yet another run later in the same inning.
Nationals 16, Mets 4 – Prof: In the first NL East butt whoopin’ we’re covering today, the Nationals climb out of their doldrums from being humiliated by the Orioles at home by ganging up on the New York Mets. It started out hot and heavy, too; a solo homer in the 2nd, then two two-run homers in the third. In the sixth inning, Yan Gomes walked with the bases loaded, bringing Juan Soto home. And no, I don’t think it was intentional. Woof. Towards the end of the game, the Curly Dubs had to rely on their struggling relief pitching corps or maybe they decided to play a cruel game and give the Mets some hope before cruelly ripping it away. Let’s go with that, that’s much more fun.
Mariners 10, Rangers 2 – Scouts: Seattle has a 9-2 lead in the top of the sixth after scoring 3 in the 5th and 5 (so far) in the 6th. So I’m going to go ahead and call this one for the M’s. Kyle Lewis homered to get the party started in the 5th, and Kyle Seager finished off the Kyle homer sandwich with a grand salami in the 6th. Tonight is apparently the night of grand slams. Pretty sure we are up to 3 now.
Athletics, Angels – Scouts:
Padres, Dodgers – Scouts:
Braves 8, Phillies 13 – Prof: Here’s the other NL East massacre, and it wasn’t even as close as this looks. Atlanta was cooked, guys. I mean, it was game over, man. The only reason this even got close is that I think the Phillies let the Phanatic pitch the ninth. Anyway, Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper hit a three run blast, and the lack of another reliable starter not named Max hurts the Braves once again.
Pirates, Cardinals – PPD (Covid-19)