Scouts: Well, I’m finally back in full force. I’ve been struggling with an illness for the better part of a week now. And I’m now finally starting to turn the corner. It’s been so long I don’t remember what it’s not like to be in total, complete agonizing pain. I almost feel like Superman all the sudden. Thanks for bearing with me, I know my writing hasn’t been the best, but it’s been pretty tough to concentrate. Thankfully I’m back to remind everyone that 2020 is a really weird year man. How weird? Well, I hope you have Fire Tornado on your bingo card. Seriously, can we just get the locusts and raining frogs and get it all over with already?
Red Sox 2, Yankees 4 – Scouts: The Red Sox are almost as bad at baseball as Alex Rodriguez is at announcing. All I saw all over the internet last night was hopes and prayers that A-Rod’s ownership group would end up buying the Mets, just on the promise it would get him out of the damn booth. Mike Ford his a pair of homers for the Yanks and the Sox fell to 6-16. Take that eck!
Rays 3, Blue Jays 2 (a continuation of a postponed game) F/8 – Scouts: Willy Adames hit a two run homer in the 8th, in what’s now considered extra innings, because it’s 2020 and the rules don’t make any sort of sense anymore. Anyways, Prof says this was a continuation of a postponed game, and I’ll have to take her word for it, because the official MLB recap page doesn’t mention it at all.
Spiders 8, Tigers 5 – Prof: The Magical Land of Cleve can pretty much automatically pencil in a W against El Tigre, and has now done so in 20 consecutive contests. It’s rather amazing. Also amazing is the consistency of Delicious Francisco Lindor Truffle. The crafty shortstop hit a two run homer and an RBI double, going 3-5 on the day.
Nationals 6, Orioles 5 – Scouts: The 8-11 Nationals with Max Scherzer on the mound scraped by a late win against the 12-9 Baltimore Orioles. 2020 is friggen’ weird man. Brandon Hyde for reasons unknown pinch hit Chris Davis in the 9th. He struck out as usual. Davis is now 6-45 with 1 RBI and 8 Strikeouts on the season. His OPS stands at .388.
Mets 2, Phillies 6 – Scouts: Zach Wheeler is one of the few bright spots on the Phillies squad, extending his record to 3-0 thanks to a 7 inning, 6 hit, 2 run performance. Rick Porcello fell to 1-3, giving up 4 runs on 10 hits including a two run homer to Andrew McCutchen, his first on the season. How’s that for a run-on sentence?
Braves 4, Marlins 0 – Prof: It was a getaway game, featuring green, untested pitchers, and it went scoreless until the sixth inning when Nick Markakis hit a single to bring home Dansby Swanson. Later in the seventh, Nicky Kakes struck again, this time with a two run double.
Cardinals 2, White Sox 7 – Prof: Did….did I see St. Louis in the box scores? They probably wished they were still in quarantine after this rout, in which Chicago jacked back to back to back to back dingers. Ouch.
Mariners 2, Asterisks 3 – Prof: Death. Taxes. Houston sweeps the Mariners. Kyle Tucker’s solo dinger wins the day.
Royals 2, Twins 4 – Scouts: Eddie Rosario saved the game with a slick sliding grap, and throw to double off Whit Merrifield, who got a little over excited as the tying run. The play ended the 7th and gave the Twins the kick in the pants they’ve needed. Hopefully it will help get them out of the up and down funk they’ve been in lately.
Brewers 6, Cubs 5 – Scouts: Cubs fans may have a lot to cry about with some suspect umpiring in the late innings of the game, however they didn’t do themselves any favors in this one, blowing a 3 run lead in the first and then after tying it in the 6th, lost the lead again. The Brew crew is on a bit of a hot streak picking up their 3rd win in a row.
Rangers 6, Rockies 10 – Prof: So, Colorado has this long running schtick in which if they score over seven runs in a game, Denver-area Taco Bells sell cheap tacos the next day. In Internet parlance, it’s stylized as “taco’s”. Well, they got their taco’s yesterday, starting with a five run second inning, beating up on poor former Brave Kolby Allard. Meanwhile, Jon Gray struck out seven. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon continue to impress for the Purple Dinos.
Rays 7, Blue Jays 5 F/8 – Scouts: Toronto loses a heart breaker as Brandon Lowe homered to lead off the top of the 9th. Not a single pitcher on either side pitched longer than 3 innings. I guess more of that is to be expected when you have 50 man rosters.
Athletics 15, Giants 3 – Prof: Lord have mercy, this is a butt whoopin’. Mike Fiers had a serviceable outing but he didn’t even need it, because the A’s offense was on fire. Stephen Piscotty alone drove in five runs. The fifth inning saw Oakland score nine. How demoralizing.
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 5 – Scouts: The suddenly hot Padres are hot no more after suffering a sweep at the hands of Arizona. San Diego had the win in hand, but a three run homer by Eduardo Escobar in the 8th left the Padres stunned.
Dodgers 8, Angels 3 – Prof: Corey Seager hit a three run homer, Max Muncy a two run dinger, and although Dustin May did not get the W, he blanked Mike Trout with three rocket pitches that crossed him up, so in his own way, May does get a dub.
Pirates, Reds – PPD (Covid-19)