Scouts: Well, we have almost made it to the end. Just one more He Said, She Said for the regular season, and I gotta say I’m looking forward to it. 2020 is the year we all will collectively drink to forget, but I gotta say, it certainly has been a very unique experience.
Marlins 4, Braves 2 – Scouts: These two teams could very well meet in the NLDS this year and while the Braves have a slight edge, it could very well go either way at this point. Pable Anderson was able to hold off the Braves offense allowing just two hits over 5 innings, which is exactly the sort of performance you want entering into the playoffs.
Orioles 13, Red Sox 1 – Prof: Alex Cobb goes seven innings and the young core of this rebuilding Baltimore squad goes HAM. Jose Iglesias, Pat Valaika, and Austin Hays all with homers.
Yankees 1, Blue Jays 4 – Scouts: Toronto cemented what we all already knew. They’ll be the 8th and final seed for the AL side of the playoff picture. They will likely have to face Tampa Bay, so they are gonna have their work cut out for them. Hyun Jin Ryu threw a 7 inning shutout allowing just 5 hits to a Yankee offense that’s been on fire as of late.
White Sox 4, Spiders 5 – Scouts: Chicago has completed an absolutely astounding collapse, allowing the Spiders to complete a 4 game sweep, which has dropped Chicago out of the Division lead, into the 4th seed, with the potential to fall all the way down to 7th if they can’t turn things around against the Cubs. They have lost 5 straight and the team and fans are all starting to feel the pressure. The wheels came off this one when Rick Renteria yanked Dallas Keuchel out in the 7th. All Dallas did was throw a 4 hit, 1 run ballgame. Immediately the bullpen came in and blew a 3 run lead, and the knives are out in Chicago.
Mets 3, Nationals 2 – Prof: Did we think that the Mets might still be in playoff hopes while the Nats missed the boat? Nope. Probably not even the Mets thought that would happen. Keeping hope alive, Robinson Chirinos did it all for New York, ending the night 2-4 with 3 RBI.
Brewers 2, Cardinals 4 – Scouts: Milwualkee is pretty much playing .500 ball these days, have lost their last two games, and shockingly are still not eliminated from the playoffs, just a game back from the final Wild Card spot. Dylon Carlson picked up 3 RBI’s on a double and a homer. Despite being the current 5th seed in the NL, the Cards still have a real shot at not making the playoffs, despite being the ones in the driver seat.
Rockies 5, Giants 4 F/11 – Prof: Colorado playing spoiler tends to be an ever present theme at this time of the year. This time, the victim was San Francisco, who is clawing tooth and nail to get to a wild card position. However, this loss to the Purple Dinos puts a kink in the plan. Raiment Tapia
Cubs 0, Pirates 7 – Scouts: Chicago’s not going anywhere, so it’s just about staying healthy, so in that respect they accomplished their mission. Although I’m pretty sure they didn’t really want Chad Kuhl to throw a 7 inning, 2 hit shutout. I’m also sure giving up 7 to the Pirates wasn’t in the playbook either. The question now is will the Cubs play spoiler for the White Sox?
Athletics 1, Dodgers 5 – Scouts: I mean, sure, what’s one more win for the pile. LA picked up win number 40 thanks in part to Walker Buehler’s return. Buehler threw 4 strong 1 hit innings, striking out 6. Corey Seager picked up his 15th homer in the win.
Astros 12, Rangers 4 – Scouts: Looks like Houston took out some frustrations, while dropping their magic number to 1, although let’s be honest there is absolutely no way that the Angels are going to overtake anyone at this point. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, and George Springer all picked up 3 RBI’s each.
Tigers 7, Royals 8 – Scouts: Sorry guys, I just can’t really get motivated to write about this game. Miguel Cabrera and Wili Castro both had 3 RBI’s for the Tigers, while Maikel Franco, Salvador Perez, and Adalberto Mondesi tallied up 7 between the three.