- Hey, the Astros won!
– And so did the Twins!
— The Astros beat the Rockies, who have lost eight straight.
—- To the Giants (okay), Padres (:/), and Astros (BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.).
—– This despite Kevin Kouzmanoff and Wilin Rosario homers.
- The Nationals swept Philadelphia in Philly.
– In a four-game series.
- MASSIVE TIE SCENARIOS, GUYS. It could happen. In the AL, the Red Sox, Rays, and Angels could all end up tied, and the NL could have three teams tied between the Braves, Cardinals, and Giants.
– Sadly it was not a great day for either scenario because the Angels and Cardinals lost But don’t stop… beliiiiieeeevin’…
- St. Louis was up 6-2 headed into the top of the ninth inning. This was going to be a great win for them, that would put them only one game back in the Wild Card.
– Only… it didn’t go so well. Jason Motte came in and walked Willie Harris. Nick Evans reached on an error. Josh Thole flew out. Jason Pridie walked, loading the bases with one out. Justin Turner walked, forcing in a run, making it 6-3 Cardinals. Understandably, Motte was removed for Marc Rzepczynski, who Jose Reyes greeted with a single. 6-4 Cardinals, bases still loaded.
— Fernando Salas came in, and Ruben Tejada doubled to drive in Pridie and Turner. Tie game!
—- Angel Pagan was intentionally walked to bring up David Wright. Really? Hilariously, that worked and he struck out. Willie Harris singled to right, though, putting the Mets up 8-6. Nick Evans flew out to end it, and that was that.
—– The Cardinals went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, in what could only be described as A Bad Loss.
—— Of course, the Mets have a big, dramatic win in late September and it only really benefits… the Braves. That’s So Mets.
- Through four innings, the Dodgers have scored five runs off Madison Bumgarner.
- You may have heard that Boston isn’t doing very well in September. They’re 5-16.
– Since the hurricane, they are 1-17 when scoring less than nine runs.
— Among all this, Marco Scutaro is batting .386/.438/.543 in September, and Mike Aviles is hitting .389/.405/.667.
- Tampa Bay’s prize pitching prospect Matt Moore made his starting debut and struck out eleven Yankees in five innings.
– Okay, okay, it was the “we clinched woooo” lineup, and they were probably still all hungover, but still.
— The Rays gave up eight runs, and still won comfortably.
—- Because they scored 15.
—– They scored four runs in the other three games of this series combined.
—— In the eighth inning, Rays and Yankees pitchers combined to walk seven and hit a batter. More like the AL Least, amirite.
——- Dane De La Rosa gave up six runs in 1.1 innings. Um, ouch?
——– Another prospect, Dellin Betances, made his major league debut and walked four in 0.2 innings.