Scouts: Yesterday was the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline, and to be honest there was a lot more movement than I expected. With the shortened season, somehow 2020 just doesn’t feel official to me, and yet there were some teams that were pulling out all the stops. Teams like San Diego who made more trades than I did on my last round of Out of The Park Baseball. Over the past few days, San Diego has picked up Trevor Rosenthal, Austin Nola, Jason Castro, Mitch Moreland, and then yesterday with the big splash Mike Clevinger. They also moved around a bunch of lesser known names and at this point, I’m not entirely sure what their farm system is looking like, but they seem 100% in it to win it right now.
Padres 6, Rockies 0 – Prof: Mike Clevinger’s new home is San Diego. As J mentioned yesterday, the Padres are in it to win it. Big at-bats from Tatis Jr, Machado, and Wil Myers hit a solo homer.
White Sox 8, Twins 5 – Scouts: Big win for Chicago, who maintains a 1 game lead in the toughest division in baseball. Down 4-0 early, they came storming back, picking up the deciding three runs in the top of the 9th.
Spiders 1, Royals 2 – Scouts: The beginning of the day saw them deal away Mike Clevinger, the end of the day saw them blow a 1-0 lead in the 8th to the Royals, giving up possession of first place in the process.
Mariners 2, Angels 1 – Prof: Marco Gonzales retired 21 straight batters, and went the distance to boot. Los Angeles of Anaheim of Southern California never had a chance.
Marlins 5, Mets 3 – Scouts: Miami picked up Starling Marte from Arizona in a bid to bolster their outfield as they make a surprising run at the playoffs. All the excitement of the day may have helped fuel a four run 6th that put them up for good against Jacob deGrom and the Mets who are now 5.5 games out of the division and riding a 4 game losing streak.
Cardinals 7, Reds 5 – Scouts: Paul DeJong hit a grand slam in the 4th, for his second homer of the year which was the big difference maker in this one. The game wasn’t nearly as close as it appears as Cincy picked up three runs in the 9th on Eugenio Suarez’ homer in the 9th.
Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3 F/11 – Scouts: Baltimore finally got over the hump, and after a string of 1 run losses, finally got one in over the Blue Jays, thanks to a pair of doubles in the 11th by Jose Iglesias and Bryan Holaday. Toronto almost came back, but the tying run was thrown out at home to end the threat.
Rays 5, Yankees 3 – Prof: Big game from Tyler Glasgow, who went six innings and struck out nine. Ji-Man Choi also had a big night, hitting a two run homer off Gerrit Cole. So did Kevin Kiermeier. Cole’s been shelled two games in a row. Hmmm…. unusual.
Nationals 6, Phillies 8 – Prof: Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce had solo dingers early to set the tone for Philadelphia. Hoskins also had a two run double.
Braves 6, Red Sox 3 – Prof: My boy, Max Fried, is 6-0. A legitimate Cy Young threat. And he’s so young he can’t even grow proper facial hair. I’m so proud. Nick Markakis went 3-4 with 2 RBI, while young Austin Riley had a three run triple in late innings to secure the W.
Pirates 5, Brewers 6 – Scouts: After a little back and forth, Devin Williams came in for Milwaukee and locked things down long enough for Orlando Arcia to knock in the winning run in the 8th.