Scouts: Big day for offenses in the league, as three teams hit double digits. In fact, only a handful of games combined for fewer than 10 total runs. I’m back to picking today’s music, and I can’t believe we haven’t featured Korn. That’s a mistake that needed to be rectified.
Marlins 9, Braves 29 – Scouts: Oh boy. 29 runs. 29 runs. Let’s say that again, because it’s not a typo. 29 runs. I don’t even know where to start in this one. Atlanta scored 11 in the second and just kept on going. 7 Homers total including three by Adam Duvall who ended up with 9 RBI’s. Freddie Freeman ended up with 6 RBI’s. Just absolute madness. Jordan Yamamoto allowed 12 earned runs on 11 hits in 2.2 innings doing some serious damage to his ERA in the process.
Orioles 6, Mets 7 – Scouts: Baltimore has been fighting to get into wild card playoff territory, but blew a 5-1 lead to the Mets of all people. Michael Conforto made a pretty spectacular catch to help maintain the lead and the win.
Angels 3, Rangers 7 – Scouts: It was a big night to be a rookie in Texas. Pitcher John King picked up his first big league win, Eli White got his first big league hit, and Leody Tavaras actually stole home!
White Sox 8, Pirates 1 – Prof: Chicago pitcher Dane Dunning gets his first career win! Congrats, youngin’! James McCann hit two homers. What a pal, helping out his battery mate.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2 – Scouts: New York ended their 5 game losing streak finally with a win over Toronto. It had been so bad Gary Sanchez was being openly mocked on social media and demanded to be traded because he couldn’t even catch a popup. The win puts them back to a game and a half over the Orioles for the final wild card spot.
Rockies 5, Padres 3 – Scouts: It’s looking more and more like the Padres are going to snap their playoff drought this year. The win is their 4th in a row, they have won 8 of their past 10, and they are currently sitting at second place in the NL, just 4.5 games behind the unbeatable Dodgers.
Royals 3, Spiders 0 – Prof: Kansas City wins again! Congratulations to Danny Duffy for getting the monkey off his back. Duffy hasn’t won a game in the Magical Land of Cleve in over five years, so good job. A Mondesi not named Raul and a Lopez not named Jennifer provided offense.
Brewers 19, Tigers 0 – Prof: Obviously the high scoring extravaganza was Atlanta, but Milwaukee gave us quite the appetizer. A 19 run shutout is just…well, my grandpa would have said this was taking the Tiggers behind the woodshed.
Mariners 1, Giants 10 – Scouts: Another high scoring game. The giants put up 3 runs in the 3rd, the 5th, and the 6th. Tyler Anderson for his part kept the Mariners off the board allowing just 3 hits over 6 innings, meaning the Giants dominated in every aspect of this game.
Reds 3, Cubs 0 – Scouts: Trevor Bauer pitching for the Reds, out dueled Yu Darvish, pitching for the Cubs. I know it’s not exactly new news here, but it’s still weird to see these two pitcher not only in the NL, but for the teams they are on. The only scoring play in this one was a three run homer by Mike Moustakas in the first.
Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 4 F/10 – Scouts: LA did it again, snatching a win out of certain defeat. Clayton Kershaw struggled early with his fastball, Mookie Betts was committing errors left and right, and yet they still wound up victors, scoring a pair of runs in extras. LA has a .727 winning percentage, which is just mind-blowing if you ask this guy.
Astros 2, A’s 3 – Scouts: Jesus Luzardo pitched a gem, allowing just two runs over 7 innings, which gave time for Ramon Laureano to walk it off in the 9th with a single.