Scouts: We’ve seen a lot of horrible, saddening, crazy things this, the year of 2020, so it’s very heartwarming when you see a drum battle between one of the most prolific drummers ever and a young prodigy.
Nationals 4, Rays 2 F/10 – Scouts: 20 year old Luis Garcia stepped up big with a 427 foot homer that gave the Nats a 10th inning win, and the Rays need to figure out what the heck is going on with them and figure it out fast.
Athletics 3, Rockies 1 – Prof: Mike Fiers went six innings then handed the wheel to a hungry Oakland bullpen. Capped off by an inspired performance by Liam Hendriks, the As snapped a losing streak and are trying to solidify a place in the playoffs.
Dodgers 7, Padres 5 – Prof: In news that shocks absolutely no one, Los Angeles is your first playoff team; clenched with this win against San Diego, who will more than likely join them soon as surefire locks. This game featured a homer from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor. Will Smith had three ribbies.
Pirates 0, Reds 1 – Prof: Cincinnati is roaring back! Luis Castillo went seven scoreless innings, and Shogo Akiyama batted in the only run of the night. The Reds sweep Pittsburgh and is sniffing at the tail end of a playoff run.
Blue Jays 2, Yankees 13 – Scouts: I’d say it’s fair to say the Yankees are currently the hottest team in baseball with yet another homer extravaganza. In the last week the Yankees have won games 7-2, 6-0, 10-1, 20-6, and now 13-2. New York hit 7 homers in this one, two by DJ LeMahieu, and freaking three by catcher Kyle Higashioka. With just over a week and a half left in the season, New York is heating up at just the right time.
Mets 5, Phillies 4 – Scouts: The one bright spot for the Mets is struggling right now. Jacob deGrom is fighting back a hamstring spasm and it forced him out of the game in the second inning. Jacob, who is likely to win his third consecutive NL Cy Young award is still planning on making his final two starts of the season and to lock down that award.
Royals 3, Tigers 0 – Prof: The Tiggers got shut out again, sad days in Detroit Rock City. Salvy Perez went 2-3 with 3 RBI.
Braves 1, Orioles 5 – Prof: It was Cole Hamels’ first start of the season. The outcome was not as good looking as he is. The veteran gave up three runs, while a young, green Oriole named Keegan Akin looked like freaking Cy Young out there. Why does ATL always play down to their opponents? Le sigh.
Twins 5, White Sox 1 – Scouts: Jake Ordorizzi and the Twins just can’t seem to catch a break. Minnesota finally got a much needed win against the White Sox, but it came at a cost. Ordorizzi was forced to leave the game in the 4th thanks to a blister in what was his first game back from the IL.
Rangers 1, Astros 0 – Scouts: Houston has now lost 7 of their last 10 and have fallen a game below .500 thanks to Kyle Gibson’s 9 inning, 4 hit shutout. What a difference a year makes huh?
Spiders 2, Cubs 3 F/10 – Scouts: Chicago is riding a 4 game winning streak thanks in part to the two game sweep of the Cleveland Baseball team. Javier Baez walked this one off for the Cubbies with a single in the 10th. The team from Cleve has now lost 8 in a row and has fallen to dead last in the Wild Card chase.
Cardinals 4, Brewers 2 F/7 Game 1 – Scouts: Tyler O’Neill and Brad Miller powered the Cardinals through this one, with an assist from Dexter Fowler’s bat.
Cardinals 0, Brewers 6 F/7 Game 2 – Scouts: Ryan Braun smacked his 350th career homer, and the Brewers bullpen combined to throw 7 shutout innings as Milwaukee picked up a much needed win.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 8 – Prof: Feesh catcher Jorge Alfaro went yard twice with four RBI as Miami continues to knock at the door of a playoff berth. The Marlins made out like their in-state brothers and trotted out a good half dozen pitchers in the win.
D-backs 9, Angels 6 – Scouts: Arizona won’t be making the playoffs this year, but at least they are trying to go out on a positive note. Despite allowing three homers to the Angels, Arizona was able to put up big numbers in the second and 7th innings.
Giants 9, Mariners 3 – Scouts: While Seattle isn’t eliminated yet, they are blowing a golden opportunity with Cleveland’s struggles. Seattle has lost two in a row and 5 of their last 10, and remain 4 games back from the final Wild Card spot. San Fran got homers from Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, and Brandon Crawford.