Scouts: Following yesterday’s lead, more games were postponed due to player activist protests on Thursday. 7 Games were called off in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In fact only 8 teams played, all as part of scheduled double headers.
The Marlins and Mets took the field and observed a 42-second moment of silence – a nod to Jackie Robinson Day, which will be celebrated Friday. The teams then walked back off the field. Before leaving, Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson draped a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over home plate.
Rockies, D-Backs – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Red Sox, Blue Jays – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Phillies, Nationals – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Athletics, Rangers – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Orioles, Rays – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Marlins, Mets – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Twins, Tigers – PPD – Black Lives Matter Protest
Mariners 7, Padres 10 (Game 1) F/7 – Scouts: Seattle had a 7-3 lead with two outs in the final inning. Yes you heard that right. Seattle had probably the most epic meltdown in history. First Austin Hedges was hit by a pitch, then Trent Grisham walked, then a while pitch followed by another walk loaded the bases. Then there was a Single, a passed ball, a wild pitch, and another single before Taylor Williams was yanked for Dan Altavilla. Altavilla gave up another single, followed by a 3 run home run to Wil Myers and the collapse was complete.
Mariners 8, Padres 3 (Game 2) F/7 – Scouts: You have to give Seattle credit, after the game 1 meltdown, they could have very easily just decided to go home and stay in bed for a month crying their eyes out. Instead they suited up for game 2 and put a 6 spot on the board in the first inning. How’s that for a statement? This time their bullpen was able to go the final two innings without giving up a run and the lead was safe.
Pirates 4, Cardinals 3 (Game 3) F/8 – Scouts: This one went into extra innings, a 8 inning affair. Tied 1-1 in the 8th Pittsburgh blew it wide open thanks to 3 runs in the top. St. Louis almost tied it back up, but with a man on third and Brad Miller struck out, followed by Max Schrock striking out to end the threat.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 0 (Game 4) F/7 – Scouts: Pittsburgh double dipped the double header as Cody Ponce and his bullpen shut out St. Louie. Both Pittsburgh runs were scored in the third due to super exciting singles.
Dodgers 7, Giants 0 (Game 1) F/7 – Scouts: It might just be safe to say Clayton Kershaw is back. 6 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, and zero runs.
Dodgers 2, Giants 0 (Game 2) F/7 – Scouts: LA won again, their 24th on the season. If we had a full season this year, they’d be on pace for 118 wins which is just staggering to think about. Of course there’s a reason the season is so long and we don’t see teams win that many, due to the grind of it all, but it’s still fun to think about. LA used 7 pitchers to get the 2 hit shutout, because 2020 just isn’t done mocking us yet.
Reds 6, Brewers 1 (Game 1) F/7 – Scouts: Cincy entered the day losers of 5 of their last 6 with an offense that was no where to be found. Today was a big breakout day for them. Jesse Winker homered twice, Nick Castellanos picked up three hits and a homer, and Sonny Grey looked like the Sonny Grey before his trip to New York, picking up his 5th win on the year, and dropping his ERA to 1.94.
Reds 6, Brewers 0 (Game 2) F/7 – Scouts: Scoring 6 runs was so much fun the first game, why not do it again? This time, Eugenio Suarez picked up the homer, but Jesse Winker and Nick Castellanos were still heavily involved thanks to a RBI double a piece. This time Wade Miley looked like Wade Miley before his trip to Baltimore who threw 4 shutout innings.