So what I am reading is that the Scandal and Pitbull are the same
No, they're not the same.
I have both. The Pitbull is a stronger ball, period. In Bowler's Journal (BJI) testing, The Pitbull was also slightly stronger than the Gauntlet, which is the asymmetric version of the Scandal.
I've owned lots of oilers, and the Pitbull is the most impressive that I've throw. DV8 has hit a home run with this ball.