Scouts: We finally got to view some quality pitching performances yesterday. Both Zach Greinke and Kenta Maeda reminded everyone that starting pitchers are still legally allowed to pitch beyond 3-4 innings. It’s amazing right? Also, we are already starting to see the articles discussing possible trade deadline deals. Most teams are hovering around the 20-25 games played mark. And we are already approaching a trade deadline? I just can’t even with 2020 anymore.
Spiders 6, Pirates 3 F/10 – Scouts: The Spiders won this off a judgmental call of a 3 run homer by Carlos Santana. The call was initially ruled a homer and confirmed it, but it’s a pretty close to call. But then again what else would you expect out of 2020?
Blue Jays 8, Orioles 7 F/10 – Scouts: Buffalo just edged out Baltimore in thise one, a back and forth affair where both sides looked simultaneously really good and, well really poor. A fielders choice was the final straw on this one. We actually had a Chris Davis sighting! He was a late game defensive replacement and didn’t get to see the plate. Yup, that’s your 42 million in action right there.
Nationals 8, Braves 5 – Prof: A bullpen game. So, so many pitchers. This led to an offensive bonanza. All of these runs were basically run on singles and bloops, only Freddie Freeman went yard. Of course he did, right SomeGuy?
Giants 8, Angels 2 – Prof: Yaz and the Kung Fu Panda homers! It was turn back the clock night in Los Angeles of Anaheim of Southern California! Of course, it was Mike Yaz, and the Kung Fu Panda is still rocking a batting average hovering around .200. Sandoval also hit an RBI double.
Phillies 13, Red Sox 6 – Scouts: The Phillies bats really came alive against a Boston bullpen that simply could not stop the bleeding. Heath Hembree and Josh Taylor were particularly poor, combining to record 2 outs, 6 hits and 7 earned runs. There isn’t a woof big enough for that one.
Padres 6, Rangers 4 – Scouts: There’s been a lot of talk lately over Fernando Tatis Jr. and unwritten rules. Most of the “rules” are stupid and unwritten for that very reason. Tatis didn’t do as much breaking of the rules with his bat in this one, but he did make a pretty impressive slide to get around being absolutely nailed on a stolen base attempt.
A’s 1, D-backs 10 – Prof: Whoa! Nick Ahmed had five RBI, including a three run homer. The Gritty Snakes are attempting to claw into the playoffs by being within striking distance in the NL West. The A’s never really had a chance last night.
Tigers 4, White Sox 10 – Scouts: Tim Anderson is really lighting things up lately, racking up yet another lead off homer, 3 total RBI’s and ended the day 4-5. Stay out of Chicago’s way for the moment, their offense is absolutely en fuego.
Mets 8, Marlins 3 – Prof: Brandon Nimmo went 3-5, had twp RBI including a solo homer. J.D. Davis also hit a stand alone dinger, so did Amed Rosario.
Brewers 3, Twins 4 F/12 – Scouts: Kenta Maeda absolutely dominated, working a no hit bid into the 9th, before Eric Sogard bounced a single to center to break up history. His final line tallied 8 IP, 1 H, 1ER, 12 K, 2 BB. Unfortunately things fell apart for the bullpen at that time and the save and win was blown. Thankfully the game was not lost, thanks to Jorge Polanco who scored Max Kepler on a fielders choice.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 6 – Scouts: Ian Happ got things kicked off with a homer in the 3rd, and Kyle Schwarber backed him up with one in the 5th. St. Louis tried to make a come back with a pair of runs in the 8th, but it was way too little, way too late.
Rockies 1, Asterisks 2 F/11 – Scouts: Zach Greinke absolutely put on a clinic over 8 outstanding innings. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get the win, because Antonio Senzatela kept the Asterisks bats at bay, and once again we see how the win is a useless stat.
Rays 6, Yankees 3 – Scouts: Um, don’t look now, but the Rays are absolutely on fire and New York’s massive division lead is no longer so massive. Tampa’s on a 3 game win streak and looking to take a very key series in the Bronx. Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows lead the charge for Tampa as they handed the Yankees their first home loss on the season.
Mariners 1, Dodgers 2 – Prof: Seattle is 7-18. Los Angeles is 18-7. That’s the only thing they had in common. Fun fact – Austin Barnes was driven in for both Dodger runs.
Reds, Royals – PPD (Covid-19)